Paul's Passing Thoughts

Understanding The Church’s Leftist Trend

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 6, 2020

…it is true they were Christians, but they were primarily sons of the Enlightenment, and they held man as an effective, potent, rational creature. The founders of our country were effective men. They believed in the effectiveness of human existence. This is in absolute defiance of historical orthodoxy. There is no way you can massage historic Augustinian-Lutheran-Calvinist orthodoxy into rational, competent, successful men. It’s not possible. The practical outworking is in the United States man’s exposure to the Dark Ages was directly centered around the Puritan doctrine, and it was that same Puritan doctrine that the Founding Fathers made an overt effort to separate from government and, in many instances, to defeat.

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  1. lydia00 said, on January 6, 2020 at 1:54 PM

    John Adams despised the Calvinism of his youth. (His dad was an elder in a Puritan Congregationalist church). He mentions it quite a bit in some of his letters. And in later years he argued with John Quincy in letters about his Presbyterianism and its doctrine. It’s interesting because John Quincy spent his adolescence into his 20’s in Europe and Russia.

    One of the biggest problems with the church is they think the only truth is in their interpretation of scripture. They do not recognize that there is truth to be found in philosophy and other categories.

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