Paul's Passing Thoughts

Coronavirus and the Under Law State of Being

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on March 28, 2020

ppt-jpeg4“Salvation is a transformation from one state of being to another.” 

The Bible makes it clear that there are only two groups of people in the world: under law and under grace. According to most church doctrines, you are both if you are saved. You cannot be both, you are 100% one or the other. Clearly, Protestantism, in particular, teaches that you remain under law as a state of being, while your state of being is covered by being under grace. Under grace is a mere “legal declaration” or “positional sanctification.” No, both under law and under grace are states of being and you are one or the other; you cannot be both. Salvation is a transformation from one state of being to another.

With that said, we become habituated with under law thinking even though we have a new state of being that is practiced with under grace thinking. One state of being is driven by law, while the other state of being is driven by love. Those under grace should retrain their minds to live according to under love (grace) thinking.

One example is the way we perceive people. Do we see the big picture of their life, or do we see them through the prism of a handful of faults? The latter is under law thinking. If someone faults us, do our minds immediately take an inventory of their other faults, or do we find patience in the list of their positives as set against the fault? The latter here is under grace thinking.

That doesn’t mean there isn’t any law in love. For example, the Old Testament Sabbath law was a law of love. How so? It demanded a day off for slaves and beasts of burden like oxen that plowed the fields. Those under law practiced that because it was the law, while those under grace (love) practiced it because they wanted to, out of compassion. For those under grace, the law informs them regarding love. Those under grace learn from the Bible because it informs their propensity towards love. God also uses the law to compel those under law to do what is right; this is God’s way of loving humanity in general, also known as “justice.”

What us justified by new birth folks ought to do is keep a manual of examples we see daily and document them. I will submit one accordingly; the present-day Coronavirus pandemic.

First, in order to articulate this example, we will need to note another element of under law thinking: sin’s desire to control others, and the subject of authority. There is a problem with the recent pandemic. Some simpleton decided to try taking some hydroxychloroquine of the shelf to treat the virus week one, and the results were amazing. Others followed in using it and the results continue to be amazing. So, it would seem, a silver bullet has emerged early on. Love loves it when that happens.

The experts do not like that. If the solution is that easy, why do we need them? Though hundreds of firsthand medical testimonies on the ground strongly suggest a knockout blow in the first round in our fight against Coronavirus, this does not bolster the cult-like worship we have regarding medical bureaucrats and their lust for controlling our lives. Regardless of overt cause and effect testimonies, medical bureaucrats are dismissing these testimonies altogether because the results don’t come from “controlled studies” that can take up to one year.

This is a classic case of under law thinking. And it is interesting how control, authority, and death are always part of under law thinking. It would be much better for people to die unnecessarily than for medical bureaucrats to have their usefulness invalidated to any degree.

It’s a good example, and those justified by new birth should always be on the lookout for more examples.

paul

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  1. paul dousche said, on March 28, 2020 at 2:22 PM

    Under law that includes ceremony is tyranny.

    Under grace is an immoral spirirual welfare system.

    Under mercy and law is correct. That is, there is law (howbeit excusively moral law because ceremonial law is always tryanny) but we are judged mercifully, if we were not Calvinists (for he who shows mercy will be shown mercy and he who shows no mercy will be shown no mercy).

    Grace is an evil Satanic word. God has mercy not grace.

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    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on March 28, 2020 at 4:09 PM

      I have decided to post this in order to show readers what an evil classless person you are. But, why should I be upset? The more I ponder those who flirt with eternal hell, the less I make it about the same people who supposedly have such a strong argument, but have to resort to personal assaults. You, yourself, claim to be yet under law, but supposedly saved by mercy, while remaining under law. I addressed that in the post. You can get cute with word-swapping, but it equals the same thing in the end.

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      • paul dousche said, on March 29, 2020 at 11:01 AM

        In your example of the hydroxychloroquine, although not fda approved for corona virus specifically, the FDA guidlines allow it under compassionate use. Its juts douschebag Democrat goernors trying to ban it because Trump is hopeful about it. So its not really “under law” thinking. Its Democrat trash. The same kind that constangly invent new doctrines to make the law of faith alone more onerous. Because being under the law of faith alone is stilll under law, and a more tyrannical one than the moral law. Because how much dogma you have to believe is less clear than living morally.

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      • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on March 30, 2020 at 9:26 AM

        Again, one must be one or the other. Under grace is not a covering/legal declaration/”position” while remaining under law. Under grace is not a “Position” it is a state of being.

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      • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on March 30, 2020 at 10:03 AM

        Herein is the major problem: the church claims that those under grace are still under the condemnation of the law and actually make that their primary motivator for upholding the law. John Calvin even said this outright, viz, the primary driving force of sanctification is fear of condemnation. Because the “believer” remains under law, sanctification must be a Sabbath rest resulting in all good works being imputed to the “Christian” life. Violating the Sabbath was a capital offence in Israel. Yet, while touting this as an upholding of the law, think about it, it actually results in a relaxing of the law regarding human execution. In contrast, if one is justified by the new birth, the upholding of the law is driven by one’s love for the law and its truth. One only needs to fear the law if they are under a doctrine that suggests they can be condemned by thinking they can keep it. So, while singing the praises of the law per “our confession,” the goal is to actually partake in a church ritual that imputes law-keeping to the “Christian” life for the progression of salvation. In contrast, the born again believer is free to aggressively obey the law without fear of any condemnation. Unfortunately, according to Protestant orthodoxy, the idea that one can actually keep the law through love is saying that the believer can actually keep the law, which is deemed a false gospel and works salvation.

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  2. lydia00 said, on April 3, 2020 at 11:47 AM

    “The same kind that constangly invent new doctrines to make the law of faith alone more onerous. ”

    In my view, it’s not “faith alone” which is why it’s always necessary to invent new doctrines around it. I don’t view behaviors that are just and fair as “works”. I view them as a natural progression of salvation.

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