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Let’s Try This Again: Why the Church Gospel is Obviously False

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on October 22, 2018

TANC Ministries predicted the present state of the church about ten years ago. As the church crazy train knows no bounds in pushing the envelope of absurdity, the level of denial is also keeping pace. The list of trending absurdities is so long that our ministry has to look for something that is just too rich to pass up, and I think I have found it.

It is Paul David Tripp’s most recent teaching theme, “Sacrifice Your Words.” The approach is a useful tool for accurately explaining the church gospel, but is also a prime opportunity to show the stark contrast between the church gospel and the gospel found in the Bible. I will be choosing this to focus on in the coming days. For now, I got things started by asking a question in regard to this theme on Tripp’s Facebook page.

Will someone respond? I doubt it because they know the distinction between the church gospel of justification by faith and the Bible’s true gospel of justification by new birth is vivid and fairly easy to understand. The church has done a very good job of dumbing down parishioners, so for the most part, at least for now, they know the best thing to do is simply ignore valid challenges to the church’s false gospel. In other words, they know parishioners do not have the wherewithal to be found curious regarding any challenges and answering the challenges would only serve to clarify what the true gospel is. Additionally, parishioners are so dumbed down they don’t even understand the premise of the challenge or any questions that result from the challenge.

Stay tuned.

QUESTION ONE

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  1. lisaadams211 said, on October 22, 2018 at 1:50 PM

    Well, I see what you’re getting at, but indeed believers DO need the little ‘spit-bath’ cleansing that Jesus spoke of when He washed the disciples’ feet in John 13:4-10, and Peter objected that Jesus should wash him all over. That’s the old ‘nipto’ vs ‘luouo’ Greek distinction between a mini-touch-up vs a whole-body wash. So no, believers don’t need a full-body cleanse, as that was handled at salvation. But we do go to Him for fellowship-adjustment washings as we walk our sanctification process with Him. Tripp, however, doesn’t make that distinction, instead promoting the protestant orthodoxy you’ve pointed out so well.

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    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on October 23, 2018 at 7:13 AM

      Right, if salvation isn’t finished, we have to do something or nothing intentionally within some sort of system to keep ourselves saved, Plainly, ANY belief that our salvation is not finished is a works salvation. In addition, I do think we ask our Father for forgiveness in our failure to love to prevent chastisement. It’s forgiveness in a family context not a law context. In Protestantism God is a judge, not our Father.

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  2. lydia00 said, on October 23, 2018 at 1:10 PM

    “In Protestantism God is a judge, not our Father”

    Excellent point. But I fear even this idea has been hijacked to propose that those who have claimed Christ for many years and suddenly caught as perpetual child molesters are “Christians” in need of forgiveness. And God as Father always forgives. Each time. After all, He chose them.

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