Paul's Passing Thoughts

RE: Church

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on May 8, 2018

RE Church

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  1. Republican mother said, on May 8, 2018 at 2:56 PM

    Ouch. Incredulous hirelingd fume at this statement.

    Also reminds me of the Oedipal mother who deliberately keeps her kids infantile so they never, ever leave her. A confident Christian in command of the Word doesn’t need any more dinky classes, but is not allowed into “leadership” because in a hierarchy, there are limited spots at the top.


  2. John said, on May 8, 2018 at 9:59 PM

    But some ‘Churches” sell sex too. Heaps of it. Oops. Sexvation or something; sleeping your way to the top of the list, I guess.


  3. Argo said, on May 9, 2018 at 5:28 PM

    “Sex sells, but nothing sells like salvation.”

    Effing brilliant.


  4. lisaadams211 said, on May 11, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    Yep, and just a too-common attitude, alas. Example: Marsha West/Berean Research posted this article from “The Cripplegate” reformed blog, one ‘point’ of which demands that believers must ‘plug in to a New Testament kind of a church” (translation: hierarchical ‘orthodox’ authoritarian protestant institution?) Here’s the link & pertinent quote:
    “7. Prioritizing the “Christian life” to the neglect of enthusiastic New Testament body life. Imagine a professing Christian who reads their Bible and prays every day at home. They have people over often, listen to a lot of Christian radio, and read the Bible to their kids. But there is something crucial missing. It’s them four and no more. They refuse to humbly plug in to a New Testament kind of a church. In doing so, they refuse to transparently commit to Jesus’ Bride. Consequently, they fail to be involved in the body of Christ, despite the prioritizing of Christian things. Gnat-straining and camel-gulping.”


    • Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on May 11, 2018 at 12:56 PM

      “New Testament kind of a church”

      We need to add that to the growing list of terms and phrases that protestants have redefined.


    • Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on May 11, 2018 at 1:03 PM

      I don’t think they are going to like the comment I left over at that blog. LOL

      “Your definition of this kind of church certainly doesn’t match the kind of “New Testament church” we read about in our Bibles. In the NT the assembly of believers was a spontaneous fellowship of God’s family members, not a mandatory institutional gathering characterized by top-down hierarchical structure and governed by authoritarian mystic despots who require fealty to man-made orthodoxy.”


    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on May 11, 2018 at 10:10 PM

      Notice that the “body of Christ” =s church.


  5. John said, on May 11, 2018 at 7:43 PM

    “Cripplegate,” “Pulpit and Pen,” and an extremely pompous and irritating Entreating Favor” are three of the vilest propagandist lying machines out there, blasting forth the false gospel week after week. It’s as if they decide at a Monday morning hangover meeting, during which they have hipster coffee and compare beards, on how to go about “winning” the Internet for their “churches” and false demonic theology that week. The “Berean Research” (a hilarious misnomer) is also a Reformed job. Together, these sites push Piper, then Washer, then MacArthur, then Calvin, ad nauseam.

    Lisa, you understand all too well that you are right! How can born-again Christians commit to Jesus’ Bride (it’s an absurd, Calvinist piece of blown-up rubber)? Who is Jesus’ ‘Bride” anyway? Is He going to marry himself or does it stretch further than that? The church does not save, end of story. Those 3,000 people who were saved in the book of Acts were not saved by the “church” (have you seen the ugly gargoyles on church buildings, old and new?(wrecked by hipster Reformed architects)? Demons would feel welcome.

    We all know it’s about progressive justification, control, money, fake authority, and the abnormal fetishes I (and accompanying dirt cheap grace) that go with all of Reformed/Calvinist “theology.” I love repeating it, like a favorite song: If one is not born-again (experienced the New Birth), one cannot understand the cult-like, anti-Christian movements like Calvinism, Reformed Nonsense, Lutheran blasphemy, etc. That lot (except the very few lost and confused ones who refuse to think for themselves) have nothing to do with the God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit of the Bible. Their father is the father of darkness, as it’s to spiritual death their ways lead.


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