Paul's Passing Thoughts

12 Anti-Gospel Presuppositions of Protestantism

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on September 8, 2014

I.  God declares people righteous without making them righteous. “Sinner” is not past tense.

II.  Perfection is defined as perfect law-keeping in this life.

III.  The new birth is defined as a realm or ability to see/experience something that is not our own essence as believers.

IV.  “Flesh” is inherently evil, not merely weak.

V.  “Earth” is not merely weak, but inherently evil.

VI.  “Sin” is the essence of the material world, and not a “master” separate from it.

VII.  Sanctification (the Christian life) is a rest. John Calvin believed New Testament sanctification is the Old Testament Sabbath rest. It is the belief that the Christian life is a rest from works because all works are still under law.

VIII.  God’s kingdom is presently on earth.

IX.  Hell was also created for man.

X.    Single relationship to the law for both believers and unbelievers.

XI.  One judgment.

XII.  Salvation of the soul and body happen at the same time.