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“Nothing But The Blood” Why New Calvinism Has All But Completely Taken Over the Protestant Church

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on October 12, 2016

ppt-jpeg4The difference between function and intellectual profession is an interesting study. Initially, Protestantism’s mode of operation and traditions accurately reflected its church-state progressive justification and salvation by church membership.

Americanism infiltrated and integrated contrary principles into the Protestantism that had come stateside, but then proceeded to corrupt Protestantism worldwide with open society principles. What evolved was worship predicated by authoritarian church ownership of salvation while professing the OSAS (once saved always saved) priesthood of believers.

Stated another way, OSASPOB was an intellectual staple for years while church ritual pointed to the Protestantism of old: ownership of salvation by the institutional church. Sunday worship proclaimed a salvation that we would ridicule while preaching at the office coffee table.

This is how we lived for years while assuming that we were the antithesis of Catholicism.

And what better example than a song we all sang for years Sunday after Sunday with tears in our eyes and from the depths of our heart? “Nothing But The Blood.” Consider the lyrics:

What can wash away my sin?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus;

What can make me whole again?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain:

Oh! precious is the flow

That makes me white as snow;

No other fount I know,

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon, this I see,

Nothing but the blood of Jesus;

For my cleansing this my plea,

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Nothing can for sin atone,

Nothing but the blood of Jesus;

Naught of good that I have done,

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my hope and peace,

Nothing but the blood of Jesus;

This is all my righteousness,

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Now by this I’ll overcome—

Nothing but the blood of Jesus;

Now by this I’ll reach my home—

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Glory! Glory! This I sing—

Nothing but the blood of Jesus,

All my praise for this I bring—

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

The song lyrics propagate an egregious false gospel. It is the idea that Christians commit ongoing sins that need a reapplication Christ’s death. So, instead of salvation being a finished work that frees us to put our faith to work, the focus must be ongoing “atonement” by perpetually returning to the same gospel that saved us. And according to good old fashioned Protestantism, that ongoing atonement can only be found under the authority of the institutional church.

Hello. What do you think , “We must preach the gospel to ourselves every day” means?

This isn’t complicated and it is what it is. This is just good old fashioned Baptist orthodoxy. The blood of Christ was not sprinkled on the mercy seat in heaven for the once and for all ENDING and taking away of ALL sin; no, no no, the blood of Christ is a what? Right, a “fountain.”  Um, what’s a “fountain”? Again, this isn’t complicated theology by any stretch of the imagination.

Look, one could write a book on how this one song propagates Catholic-like soteriology, but suffice to say that salvation is presented in the present continuous tense throughout the song including an outright denial of the new birth. If you were born of your parents, and I assume you were, you have their DNA—you don’t say that you “have no DNA of your own” and to do so is tantamount to saying that you birthed yourself into the world. Righteousness is the Father’s DNA of the new birth, and if righteousness is not part of your state of being, you are not born again and you are not saved.

Said another way, if you have been given a gift, it would seem evident that you take ownership of it or else it’s not a gift. Salvation is never described as a loan—it’s a gift. This doesn’t mean that you created the gift; it merely means that you received it. You have no gift that you have not taken ownership of. Hence, if you have no righteousness of your own, you have not received the gift of righteousness and you are not saved.

Why would you sing joyfully from the depths of your heart about not being saved? Have we lost our minds? Just how silly are we?

New Calvinism, Neo-Calvinism, Neo-Protestantism, etc., is a return to authentic church and is taking over the church like wildfire because its original gospel has always been running in the background. New Calvinism is un-confusing the church and leading Protestants back to Calvin’s Geneva.

And in every case, a brick and mortar church is either a confused congregation on its way back home, or has already arrived.

Come out from among them and be saved.

paul

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  1. John said, on October 12, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Calvinism/Reformed/Protestant’s salvation = “Groundhog Day” (the 1993 movie with Bill Murray and other people). Not deep, I know, but neither is Calvinism.

    And, of course, I am now going to add the wonderful song, “My Lord, I Did Not Choose You” from the “Lowly Worm Brainwash Hymnal, Vol. 3” to my playlist. Thanks, Paul, for totally ruining my day by reminding me of all the awful and theological junk songs that pose as “Christian.”

    Ah, here’s my headphones and the the play button…what the heck, let me share the whole false gospel.
    (The lyrics were written by Josiah Conder in 1836, and people in this elitist club still believe the same old lie that the Devil threw their way back then when Calvin—peace be upon him—rediscovered his gnostic predecessor and fellow philosopher’s ungodly and illogical ravings. But it was an “act of God,” please never forget that. Oh, goodie. My head is throbbing with divine excitement.)

    My Lord, I did not choose You
    For that could never be
    My heart would still refuse You
    Had You not chosen me
    You took the sin that stained me
    You cleansed me, made me new
    Of old You have ordained me
    That I should live in You

    The chorus (all together now!)
    Jesus, You have saved me
    And taken all my sin, all my sins away
    Jesus, You have called me
    Before the world began, to glorify Your name
    I was without hope and dead inside
    But You chose to save my life

    Unless Your grace had called me
    And taught my darkened mind
    The world would have enthralled me
    To Your glories I’d be blind
    My heart knows none above You
    For Your rich grace I thirst
    I know that if I love You
    You must have loved me first

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