clothofdreams: (steeple)
I have been provoked. Now I have to ask these questions. I had grown tired of this subject of late, but recent postings have loosed old questions with heightened urgency, so now I must ask them. You should answer them, you really should, even if you're not quite sure what you believe. The time to think about it is now. I mean, look at me: I don't have time to puzzle through this again, but I'm doing it! Okay, yeah, I make a poor example. Ignore my comment.

The trouble is, my dear friends, that the controversial branch known as the Federal Vision is led by those who wish to introduce a new vocabulary for Reformed theology. All well and good, perhaps, except that they have yet to clearly define terms. This is a crucial error. Until they come out and really say, clearly and precisely, what it is they're saying, the rest of Christendom will continue scratching their heads in confusion. And that's rather contrary to the Vision, don't you think?

So, on to the questions. Please tackle them. I'm after truth, not you, so I promise I won't bite. :)

1. What is faith?
2. How is faith connected with works?
3. What is salvation?
4. What is sanctification?
5. What is a Christian?
6. Who are the elect?
7. What is the Covenant?
8. How does one keep or break the Covenant?
9. How does one fall away?
10. How does one gain eternal life?

There they are. Dive right in. I look forward to reading your responses.
clothofdreams: (steeple)
I have been provoked. Now I have to ask these questions. I had grown tired of this subject of late, but recent postings have loosed old questions with heightened urgency, so now I must ask them. You should answer them, you really should, even if you're not quite sure what you believe. The time to think about it is now. I mean, look at me: I don't have time to puzzle through this again, but I'm doing it! Okay, yeah, I make a poor example. Ignore my comment.

The trouble is, my dear friends, that the controversial branch known as the Federal Vision is led by those who wish to introduce a new vocabulary for Reformed theology. All well and good, perhaps, except that they have yet to clearly define terms. This is a crucial error. Until they come out and really say, clearly and precisely, what it is they're saying, the rest of Christendom will continue scratching their heads in confusion. And that's rather contrary to the Vision, don't you think?

So, on to the questions. Please tackle them. I'm after truth, not you, so I promise I won't bite. :)

1. What is faith?
2. How is faith connected with works?
3. What is salvation?
4. What is sanctification?
5. What is a Christian?
6. Who are the elect?
7. What is the Covenant?
8. How does one keep or break the Covenant?
9. How does one fall away?
10. How does one gain eternal life?

There they are. Dive right in. I look forward to reading your responses.
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"The kind of faith we have governs the whole of our lives, and our total outlook. How we view God and Christ will determine how we view ourselves, our calling, and the end times. Our view of the end, of eschatology, depends to a large measure on our view of the beginning, and of all history, and on our doctrine of God and of salvation. Theology is a seamless garment, and a man's views of the end times is inseparable from his view of God. If he changes his mind on the one, he changes his mind on the other." ~ R.J. Rushdoony


Time to re-study Revelation...
clothofdreams: (Default)
"The kind of faith we have governs the whole of our lives, and our total outlook. How we view God and Christ will determine how we view ourselves, our calling, and the end times. Our view of the end, of eschatology, depends to a large measure on our view of the beginning, and of all history, and on our doctrine of God and of salvation. Theology is a seamless garment, and a man's views of the end times is inseparable from his view of God. If he changes his mind on the one, he changes his mind on the other." ~ R.J. Rushdoony


Time to re-study Revelation...

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