Paul's Passing Thoughts

It’s Funny How Baptists Admit They’re Lost

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on July 2, 2017

ppt-handleAre there any saved Baptist pastors out there? Here is what I heard a Baptist pastor say last night: “There is no perfect church.” Of course, we hear this coming from the mouths of Protestants constantly. Yet, Jesus said, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

Houston, we have a problem; Jesus said to be perfect, but Protestants constantly insist that no church is perfect.

Well, amen to that. So, how does the average Protestant interpret Jesus’ use of the word “perfect.” Answer: perfect law-keeping. Why is that their interpretation of the word “perfect” in biblical context? Because they are still under law.

First John, chapter 3, defines the regenerate person as perfect based on the new birth; you are perfect because you have God’s “seed in you.” You are literally born of God. That makes you perfect in and of itself with an expectation of new behavior because you are a new creature, “behold, ALL things are new.” Furthermore, the new birth changes your relationship to the law (Romans 6 and 7); it can no longer condemn you, and “where there is no law, there is no sin.”

Why is there, therefore, “no perfect church”? Because they are all under law and chock-full of lost people. Why have you experienced, “church hurt”? Answer: because that’s how lost people act; especially when they confess that they can do no authentic act of love—Jesus obeys the law for them lest they would have a “righteousness of their own.” Come now, be honest, this is the verbiage we hear at church constantly.

In fact, read the book of First John very carefully; this whole idea of believers still being sinners was the exact same false gospel he was writing about.

So, biblically speaking, “perfect” is a biblical term for the regenerate/born again. It means we are perfect because we are born again and no longer under the law’s condemnation.

Full stop: what is going on when a pastor says, “church can be messy because it is full of people who sin.” Does the Bible not say that we are no longer under condemnation? When the apostle Paul stated, “there is NOW…NO condemnation for those in Christ,” what is going on when we constantly hear that “believers” are “sinners saved by grace” and a group of “messy people.” Um, well, that’s condemnation. What is more evident? And by the way, “NO condemnation” includes self-condemnation.

Why is church so focused on self-condemnation? That’s very evident as well: “We must preach the gospel to ourselves every day.” Why? Because we are still under condemnation and in need of the same gospel that saved us every day. Just google the whole “we must preach the gospel to ourselves every day” and see how prevalent it is in the church. It’s this whole idea that the law (or Bible) “shows us our sin” (viz, condemns us), and constantly leads us back to the cross. This is a dominant view propagated in the church and boils down to progressive justification defined by perfect law-keeping imputed to our account when we obtain Jesus’ perfect law-keeping by “living by the gospel” or “living by faith alone” in sanctification which was refuted by James.

Folks, there is no new thing under the sun.

Christians don’t sin; they fail to love because we are still embodied in the weakness of mortality and long for the salvation of the body. We fail to fulfill the law of love, but we are no longer under the condemnation of the law.

And it matters not that someone supposedly fulfilled the law of condemnation in our stead; how is that a “justification apart from the law”? Why would Christ come to fulfill a law that cannot give life, but only death?

Please read Galatians chapter 3 with your own mind and not the thoughts of others.
Please go forth and love aggressively with no need of Baptist morbid introspection.

paul

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  1. John said, on July 2, 2017 at 12:55 PM

    Baptist churches have become Calvinist cathedrals with swimming pools in them (baptismal pools are what I mean.) Also, the evil cancer called Calvinism and all its infested tentacles (ACBC, I-am-a-worm-and-love-self-pity attitude, covenants, etc.) have set up home in Baptist churches because they have been allowed in.

    Home fellowship is the answer and has been all along.

    Protestants do not get the new birth or its consequences. How can they when they don’t even know which way heaven is or how to get there? But, squeeze me a pineapple, they will celebrate the Deformation 500 (when God rectified His Jesus-dying-on-the-cross-for-all-who-come-to-Him mistake) as though their lives depend on it.

    Baptist churches have dug their own graves. Are they interested in digging themselves out, or are they handing over the reins to the devil and his co-workers?

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