Paul's Passing Thoughts

TANC Foundational Principles

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on March 9, 2022
  1. Authentic Protestantism as initiated by Martin Luther and John Calvin, and in accordance with Augustinianism, is progressive justification, and the apostle Paul’s definition of justification by the law. It defines grace as a covering for remaining under law.
  2. The First Century ekklesia of Christ was defined as the family of God and functioned as a literal family. Church, by definition, is an institution, and institutionalized Christianity circa 350 AD. Hence, it should be expected that church will have all of the attributes of an institution, such as, politics, power struggles, and an infatuation with infrastructure, with the former defining its success.
  3. The church’s ill behavior is directly linked to the law, which empowers sin.
  4. Under grace does not mean the Christian is not obligated to the law; it means the new birth properly defined changes the Christian’s relationship to the law and is mutually exclusive to the unbeliever’s relationship to the law. This is due to an ending of condemnation, NOT a covering for condemnation.
  5. The believer is righteous as a state of being. It is a righteousness inherited from God the Father through being born into His family. In addition, weakness is not defined as inherently sinful, or defined as sin.
  6. A cult is defined by the integration of faith and authority. ANY religious organization claiming the authority of God by proxy that goes beyond the proclamation of the gospel, is by definition, a cult.
  7. The Protestant Reformation was incited by the integration of Thomism into Catholicism as opposed to Augustinian philosophy.

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