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Christian Husbands and Fathers Will Be Held Accountable for Leading Their Families in Calvinism’s False Gospel

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 8, 2013

ppt-jpeg4I see a significant laxness towards doctrinal issues in regard to where one goes to church, especially from husbands, and fathers. “But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD (Joshua 24:15)” is now, But as for me and my household, we will follow the elders. Certainly, the church has never been fuller of mindless, man-following, wimpy husbands.

Husbands are supposed to be like Christ. Christ washes His church in the water of truth. Yes, I know the womenfolk can think for themselves. Here at PPT/TANC, it is mostly women who show theological aptitude in our correspondence with friends of the ministry. Nevertheless, Ephesians chapter five makes it clear that men are responsible for leading their families in truth—not alone, but they are certainly to be in the lead or at least a co-lead for crying out loud. And by the way, elders are nowhere to be found in Ephesians five. Men, Reformed elders have NO authority in your home, period! YOU, and you alone are the pastor of your home. And if you are mixing it up with some Reformed elders who do not get that (and few do), take this advice from someone who learned the hard way: go to your local police station and get a restraining order based on stalking laws, and then notify the local press that you have done so.

Christ said that those who learn His truth and apply it to their lives, and teach others to do the same will be great in the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:19). But many husbands in our day want to be great in the eyes of pompous philosopher kings. Christ warned that the LEAST of His commandments were not to be “relaxed.” Many pathetic, spiritually effeminate husbands in our day allow their families to attend Reformed churches that teach the following:

1. Progressive justification.

2. Gospel contemplationism.

3. The complete eradication of self-worth and confidence in applying God-given talents to life.

4. Elder absolution.

5. “Community” as the focal point of all life in Christ.

6. Elder intermediate interpretation of the Bible.

7. Antinomianism.

Basically, they have relinguished total control of their families to sectarian brute beasts. They would do anything that a Reformed elder told them to do, and often do so accordingly. Look, we deal with this. Even husbands who leave Reformed circles have a sort of Stockholm syndrome. They are full of fear, and their life is in turmoil just because they asked a few questions. I correspond with people who are in these groups and are afraid to leave. They are clearly brainwashed, but a consistent comment is, “The leadership doesn’t like to be questioned.” We have even offered asylum to one person in the form of housing, work, and legal counsel. Huh? Right, these groups, i.e., New Calvinism, use “biblical counseling” to gather data on people and then clearly use that information to control them. This is commonplace in the movement. Unless you want a couple of hundred people knowing about sin that you have repented of when you are “brought up before the congregation”—you will play ball the way the elders want you to. Or else.

Doctrinal discrepancy is reason enough, but many husbands relinquish their responsibility before God to lead their home and support this tyranny with their money. After all, not tithing can get you brought up on church discipline in these churches. This is yet another thing that is becoming commonplace as this Reformed movement grows unhindered and unquestioned.

But I have to believe that there will be a day of reckoning, and doctrinal ignorance will be no excuse.


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  1. paulspassingthoughts said, on January 8, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Reblogged this on Clearcreek Chapel Watch.


  2. James Hammack said, on August 8, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    “But I have to believe that there will be a day of reckoning, and doctrinal ignorance will be no excuse.”

    says the guy who backs few if any of his assertions in this post with Scripture. Bro, you need to use the Word not your upbringing. And Reformed people actually believe in elder-led, congregational-ruled church polity. Again, little fact. And, yes, just as we are to confess our sins to one another and hold one another accountable, things like lack of attendance and tithing show a lack of dedication to the very people Christ died for – the Church. Please stop doing this.


    • paulspassingthoughts said, on August 8, 2013 at 2:02 PM


      You are indicative of the Reformed crew. You have spoken, and you believe it carries an authority that people who come here will automatically listen to. Anybody who reads the post can plainly see that your comment regarding no Scriptural references etc just doesn’t line up with reality. But that’s the point, you guys function in another reality where you actually believe your opinion transcends reality via your authority. Like all Calvinists, you are utterly delusional.


      • James Hammack said, on August 8, 2013 at 2:06 PM

        I don’t want people listening to me. I said you need to add the Word to your assertions. I want them listening to the Word. So, I’m not sure what authority you think that I think I have. I just assumed that we are to make our assertions based on the Word.


      • paulspassingthoughts said, on August 8, 2013 at 2:11 PM


        That doesn’t work here. My readers will read the post, see the references to Scripture that are clearly there, and conclude that you are out of touch with reality. What works at your Calvinist temple doesn’t work here. Give it up.


  3. James Hammack said, on August 8, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    There’s a lot of hate here. I’m sorry to see that.


    • paulspassingthoughts said, on August 8, 2013 at 2:17 PM


      LOL! Functioning in a grammatical reality =’s “hate” This is sooooo classic.


  4. A Mom said, on August 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    James Hammack,

    Christ died for individuals. Those who are sons & daughters in Christ. Jesus did not die for an organization. The pharisees did not understand this in his day either. There was a lot of hate towards Jesus from the organization.

    Paul asks individual men, husbands & fathers to care, to follow Jesus. You have a problem with that?


  5. paulspassingthoughts said, on August 9, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    Funny, I am posting something on this angle as we speak.


  6. Argo said, on August 9, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    I was reading a bit in James’ blog. On his home page is a beautiful picture of James and his wife on their (presumably) wedding day.

    And I’m thinking, how can such beauty mask such control and authoritarianism? How is it possible that a picture so full of beautiful human life wraps a philosophy that so despises this life.

    There is SO much works-based theology under his FOCUS series. It is clear to James that the “proof” of ones salvation is found in arbitrary rituals of Christian mysticism. From when you read the bible, to how long, to when to pray, to how long, to vague and undefined notions of “putting God first” (whatever the hell that means…they never really qualify this; there is some vague nod to sort of “submitting” to the pastors ideas of what this looks like, but its mostly fluffy neo-reformed mystic language).

    This is truly a pathological religion. Peculiar…there is no room for people in it.

    Scary and sad.


  7. A Mom said, on August 9, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    According to his blog, James says of himself, “I am just a sinful man, finding perfection in my Savior”.


    • paulspassingthoughts said, on August 9, 2013 at 10:08 AM

      yep, the only righteousness that gets us into heaven is Christ’s and none of our own via the new birth that they deny. Contradicts a mass of Scripture.


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