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Josh Duggar: The Protestant Gospel Strikes Again

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on May 22, 2015

19-kids-countingYawn. Here we go again. The Catholics no longer have the market on sexual child abuse cornered…for some time now. Pray tell, how much longer are all of the clichés going to cover for this stuff until people finally realize that there is a serious fundamental problem underneath the hood of the Protestant magical yellow bus supposedly going to heaven.

May I suggest a false gospel?

How many children will be sacrificed for the sake of evangelicals saving face? I understand that Westerners don’t want to admit that we fell prey to the same en masse religious deceptions found in the East, but the price of children is way too high for the redemption of Western pride. Besides, Germany trashed the notion during the 40s anyway.

Dear discernment bloggers: in case you haven’t noticed, you cannot save the Protestant church. You are now merely gossip peddlers; nothing more or less. And enough with your whiney open forums: truth is found as promised by Christ in His word, not your pooling of ignorant uninformed opinions leading to more and more confusion.

It’s time to stop and question everything, and the answers are egregiously simplistic. It’s time for the solution.

The first century Christians met in homes for mutual edification because that is the intended model; always was, always will be. The “church” was NEVER meant to be any kind of institution. The Protestant gospel was designed for institutional purposes. The five word gospel, “Christ died for our sins,” was derived from spiritual caste presuppositions and an institutional mindset.

Catholics like Protestants because they both share the same metaphysical presuppositions concerning mankind and a call for oligarchy. Hence, the few will always be sacrificed for the collective good. Name one victim who has found justice in the church. Where is this victim? Where is Christ’s one in ninety-nine? You search in vain. That’s because in the Protestant five word gospel, “victim” is a misnomer.

What’s your first clue? Regardless of the fact that Josh Duggar confessed to child molestation in 2006, he was appointed as executive director of the Family Research Council. They knew. Everyone knew. James Dobson probably knew. Sigh. You really think it’s about families? Really? Are you that naive?

Again, the fundamental problem is egregiously simple: the Gospel of Jesus Christ is more than five words. Christ died so the old us could also die. The old us should be dead. But it isn’t, so we continually return to the death of Christ to seek forgiveness for our total depravity. By focusing on our total depravity, grace abounds, and those who know how sinful they are—are actually more qualified to be Christian leaders. And because of that, the Duggars are among the Grace Philosopher Kings, and the American Christian peasantry still doesn’t understand these things.  Well, Josh must resign and once again Christianity has lost a great leader because of the Pharisees. In essence, this is the same worn-out Protestant response being proffered in the press by the Duggers.

Also missing from the Protestant five word gospel is our resurrection with Christ. Instead of emphasizing the holiness of new creaturehood, we rejoice in the evil that supposedly manifests Christ’s living, not a “righteous living of our own.” We have not died with Christ, nor have we been resurrected with Him. This is a gospel that is totally off the biblical reservation.

Gee whiz, it’s testimony to the fact that there is a lot more grace work to be done in the church—boy howdy—God’s people still do not understand grace. Poor Josh must resign because there are still way too many Pharisees in the church.

When are God’s people going to stop falling for all of this? When are the discernment bloggers going to beat their keyboards into tools for solutions instead of brushes for whitewashing the tombs of dead people? It’s not a few bad apples, it’s the whole Protestant basket.

And when are Christians going to see the five word gospel for what it is? When is the investment made in error going to look like dung in comparison to the children who have been made to stumble?

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  1. Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on May 23, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    And Huckabee’s assumption is that they (I actually understood it as one victim) wanted the records destroyed because like, you know, they understand “forgiveness.”

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  2. Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on May 23, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    So let’s also go to another level here. Ok, in 2006 he repented and became a believer, and let’s say that he also went back to all of his victims and asked for forgiveness. That means that at the time he was appointed executive director of a pretty major institutional ministry, he had been a Christian for about 7 years. What would the Bible say about that? Especially being saved from that level of depravity. Also, that organization has the who’s who of Christian psychology at its disposal, and they sent the kid to an x-cop and a remodeling job? And the whole thing is obviously unreconciled with the victims? I suspect this goes way deeper than we will ever know. Go figure.

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  3. Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on May 24, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    Once again, these same people seeking to give the Duggars a pass based on the evil concept of human Total Depravity and their own twisted notion of “forgiveness” have failed to make the distinction between condemnation and consequences. Yes, we should rejoice at the prospect of someone repenting of their sin and believing on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. For those who are in Christ there is therefore no more condemnation (death/eternal judgment). But at the same time we are told that we should not expect any consequenses for our actions, particularly those of a criminal nature.

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  4. Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on May 24, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    What I am pretty much saying: “I am a believer in God and His Son Jesus Christ; not a church-going Christian.”

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  5. Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on May 24, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    I have found myself almost sub-consciously using “believer” for the past several months. If you listent to any of the Acts lessons, you may notice that I often use “believers” rather than “Christians”. “Follower of the Way” would also be appropriate I think since that’s what believers were know as in the first century. “Christian” has always been a derogatory term from its very first use in Antioch of Syria. I am more aware of the irony of protestantism latching onto this term as a badge of honor. It speaks of persecution and identifying with the suffering of Christ, and this fits right in with the ideology of wisdom through suffering. Funny how in the “last days” the term has become pejorative once again, albeit not necessarilly for the same reasons.

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