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The Boz, Obama, TGC, T4G, and Discernment Bloggers: Protecting the Church is Big Business Because Salvation is Supposedly in No Other

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on April 9, 2018

ppt-jpeg4The church had its problems for 200 years after the American Revolution but was confused for the better. Since the Protestant church integrated Enlightenment thought with orthodoxy as a result of Americanism, misguided Protestants believed in individual empowerment and good came of it.

However, in real Protestantism, the ideology is nonnegotiable regardless of the results or the fruit. According to Protestantism, a tree is known by the ideology, not the fruit. As discussed during yesterday’s weekly Potter’s House program, the fulfillment of the law via a handful of church sacraments (faith alone works) IS antinomianism.

Look, when salvation is about the “Christian’s” life-work also being substituted, and God being sovereign over everything that happens whether good or bad in accordance with the gospel metaphysical narrative which must necessarily include evil to magnify God’s grace, the results are going to be what we see daily in the church.

Discernment bloggers never tire of reporting and pontificating on daily scandals flowing from the church like a broken septic tank. And let there be no doubt about it; the sole purpose of discernment blogs are to save institutional salvation. Though everyone will intellectually attest that “there is salvation in no other,” clearly, the functionality is trust in the church for salvation regardless of the fruit.

Hence, the broken record keeps playing the same tune over and over again. Yawn, oh my, I think I can motivate myself to report this week’s church/discernment blog drama.

A Washington woman says a former youth pastor sexually abused her 30 years ago when she was 14. Despite acknowledging the misdeed, she says, he continues to work in ministry — now at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City.

Brad Tebbutt was a 27-year-old youth pastor at First Baptist Church in Modesto, Calif., when the abuse began, Jennifer Graves Roach told The Modesto Bee in a story published Saturday. Roach told The Bee that Tebbutt consoled her when her father died, then sexually abused her over the next 2½ years in his church office, his car and his home while his wife was at work.

Tebbutt, who now lives in the Kansas City area, works in a ministry at IHOP for people in their 50s and above, according to his bio. When asked for a response, an IHOP spokesman emailed The Star a document titled “Our approach to handling sensitive information about a person’s sin or other wrongdoing.”

“We take sin seriously, but we also take redemption seriously,” it says. “We care about both.”

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article202020974.html

Now enter-in cause for rejoicing among the victims and discernment bloggers; their hero, the present-day champion of church salvation, the man of famed evangelical pedigree, Boz Tchividjian (the Boz), director of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment). Don’t you know, all is well because GRACE will be “investigating” the situation. This will keep the donations rolling in for IHOP for as long as it usually takes the Boz to investigate ongoing church antinomian situations…about two years or longer.

In the ABWE scandal that involved kidnapping and every other crime under the sun, it took about that long even though the ABWE missionary kids did all the needed investigation accompanied with painstaking documentation. Then, at the end of the investigation, when the smoke had cleared, and the GARB sycophants had pretty much moved on, (ABWE is funded by the General Assoc. of Regular Baptists), ABWE fired the Boz. Of course, he protested, but his work was pretty much done anyway; ie., receiving donations for supplying cover for the institutional church.

And even if these “investigations” eventually end, what is the resolution? Well, a “godly response.” What’s that? It’s good ole fashioned Martin Luther metaphysics packaged as soteriology. The goal in everything, of course, is to glorify salvation by returning to the same salvation that saved us. And, the bigger the sin, the more God’s grace is magnified. So, the more sin the “investigation” reveals, the greater potential there is for magnifying God’s grace. Hence, everybody “owns their own sin” (even the victims), and all parties are “reconciled” in the endgame of magnifying the grace of God. Though some sort of practical justice may occur, it’s not relevant to the Boz’s mission. In ALL cases where justice was served up to some degree, or licenses revoked resulting in protection for children and others, it was by the hands of the victims, not GRACE.

Whether discernment blogs or the Boz, the goal is preservation of institutional salvation. A literal concept of God’s people functioning as a family cannot be comprehended by these people. But at any rate, it’s very good work if you can get it. For the Boz, the payment is cash, for discernment bloggers, it’s personal relevance based on the number of people who follow your blog.

This brings us to another aspect of institutional salvation that must be saved by the discernment bloggers; statism. In the same way they don’t understand church orthodoxy creates evil through its antinomianism, they seem perplexed by the liberal absurdities promoted recently by Together for the Gospel (T4G) and The Gospel Coalition (TGC). Not only have these organizations all but completely taken over the church, they represent a return to the foundations of Protestantism that most Protestants don’t understand. And primary to authentic Protestantism is statism. A cursory observation of history reveals that Protestantism was created in a church-state and for a church-state.

The best present-day example of this, and why Protestants vote Democrat more and more as they return to their founding principles, is recent comments by Michelle Obama at a women’s conference.

At the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston, Obama appeared to take shots at President Trump’s administration in remarks first reported by local TV station WBZ.
The Obama administration “was like having the ‘good parent’ at home,” the former first lady said. “The responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time.”

“And now we have the other parent,” Obama added. “We thought it’d feel fun — maybe it feels fun for now because we can eat candy all day and stay up late and not follow the rules.”

During the wide-ranging discussion, Obama also offered praise for Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee and the first woman to secure the nomination of a major U.S. political party.

Clinton was “the best-qualified candidate,” Obama said. “She wasn’t perfect, but she was way more perfect than many of the alternatives.”

In her remarks, Obama also hit the low voter turnout for Trump’s victory in 2016, saying that voters were not “willing” to go out and vote for Clinton, whom she said was likely the most qualified candidate in history.

“We’ve got to be willing, when we do find qualified people, to vote for them,” Obama said. “And we didn’t do that in this election.”

“So I think people should be less … disheartened that me and Oprah don’t want to run, and more disheartened by the fact that Hillary Clinton, probably the most qualified person to ever seek the office of the presidency, lost. She lost.”

First, why would people espouse the outrageous notion that Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate for President that there has ever been? Because in context of being a Socialist, that’s probably true. Secondly, Obama is not merely using allegory here; in socialism, like churchism, government, whether secular or church government, is the parent while the great unwashed are metaphysical children who will self-destruct if left to themselves. Remember, the Obamas are by no means irreligious and see the church as an important political entity. And as far as TGC and T4G, they know the political clout for gaining control through statism is liberal politics.

The current perplexity among discernment bloggers reveals their utter ignorance regarding what the church really is. They must understand that church has not been functioning according to its true tenants for well over 100 years. What we see today is in fact your great, great granddaddies church.

Though it is tough to admit you lacked understanding for most of your life, it’s best to cut your losses and move on to real revival. There is no saving the church because it is now in the following position: Its antinomianism produces the problem and also supplies the cure. It produces its own supply and demand.

The best course of action is to cut your losses and redeem the time for the days are evil.

paul

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  1. johnimmel said, on April 9, 2018 at 1:30 PM

    Outstanding!!! Outstanding!!

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  2. John said, on April 9, 2018 at 7:58 PM

    Boz has a huge box of “grace” that he carries with him . . . for himself. He needs it the most, he thinks, I think. I ask again: does he still have that silly fake tan?

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    • John said, on April 12, 2018 at 8:05 PM

      It has just struck me like a dead whale: it’s Tullian who has the fake tan. Man, do I feel red in my face. Ha!

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  3. republican mother said, on April 11, 2018 at 12:49 PM

    This passage from Mark Twain’s Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court that we read the other day struck me as a valid point in this discussion:

    “You see my kind of loyalty was loyalty to one’s country, not to its institutions or its office-holders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death. To be loyal to rags, to shout for rags, to worship rags, to die for rags—that is a loyalty of unreason, it is pure animal; it belongs to monarchy, was invented by monarchy; let monarchy keep it. I was from Connecticut, whose Constitution declares “that all political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their benefit; and that they have at all times an undeniable and indefeasible right to alter their form of government in such a manner as they may think expedient.”

    Under that gospel, the citizen who thinks he sees that the commonwealth’s political clothes are worn out, and yet holds his peace and does not agitate for a new suit, is disloyal; he is a traitor. That he may be the only one who thinks he sees this decay, does not excuse him; it is his duty to agitate anyway, and it is the duty of the others to vote him down if they do not see the matter as he does” -Chapter 13, “Freemen”

    It seems like the discernment bloggers, of whom I used to be more involved with, have taken to stitching the “rags” together, desperately trying to fix something that is truly worldly by every measure.

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  4. lydia00 said, on April 16, 2018 at 9:13 PM

    Evil institutions are not worth saving. I agree that Boz provides cover for them. And is paid by the people he is “investigating”. It just lacks common sense. Victims are further victimized and evil people say sorry and just go right on. Boz also shilled for Hillary on twitter leading up to the election. The predator (and rapist) protector who intimidated her husbands victims complete with a bimbo Erruption team. Total hypocrite. He would have been wise to leave his commentary on the election. Seems Boz has PC victims and perps. His latest thing is trashing “evangelicals”. I don’t even know who evangelicals are anymore. Whoever they are they are certainly not monolithic. I think he is just trying to virtue signal. It’s a thing now. Russ Moore at SBC ERLC is doing the same calling evangelicals rednecks and uneducated in WaPo.

    Church is dead but not the Body of Christ. But many have not gotten the memo.

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    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on April 16, 2018 at 10:15 PM

      The body of Christ functioning as a body in a true family setting because we are a literal family through the new birth. Meeting in homes is therefore a gospel statement, not just a model or mode of gathering.

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