LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Well Said Brian Hedrick - Thoughts On The Judgement Seat Of Christ

Bhedr said...
We are never going to have true joy and victory in our lives until we get away from crossless and the faulty theology that [FGT] is prescribing. Until we understand that Divine wrath and penal substitution has been satisfied at Calvary we will continue to drive in circles trying to harmonize law with grace in the FGT courts. Until we understand that all of our sin (and unfaithfulness is considered sin as well) was nailed to the cross how can we move on in joy? If we cant believe that God has sacrificed for us in completeness and in an eternal substitionary scope then how can we sacrifice for God? Can I repeat that? Unless we believe in the finished work of the cross and see that God has sacrificed for us then how can we sacrifice for God? Grace teaches us to learn of Gods faithfulness and build on our faith. Not threats of more judgment or wrath of God after this life for the Christian and weeping and gnashing of teeth when the Bible clearly states that God in his grace will wipe away all of our tears.

Truly the hymn It is Well with My Soul needs to be studied more by some of the FGracers. It is somehow not being understood. Until we see that our sins are gone and were buried 2000years ago how can we rest in Christ. [FGT]theology seems to call us to rest but in the long run it makes one restless and unthankful for the death burial and resurrection and pulls these precious truths out from underneath many believers and even begins to shipwreck faith. I cannot subscribe to it and I think it is time that some of the other FGers out there stop trying to harmonize his position out by trying to keep the peace and thereby lending further creedance to things that are simply untrue. How can we rejoice and have victory in our lives thinking that we continue to be under the wrath of God as His children? This will lead people away from the love of God... not towards it and it will lead to a legal performance trap. One that uses manipulative tactics to keep one to be obedient as opposed to the natural free course of Gods grace and love in our lives that encourages us in obedience and out of the true freeness of His grace.
December 02, 2007 12:58 AM

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Blogger Bhedr said...

Thanks for your encouragement brethren. I stand by this and will continue to do so. I breaks my heart to see these precious truths trampled on in order to defend positions and more and more I am being stirred that the FG postion is unbiblical. I do wish to note that not all in GES agree with Hodges and Wilkins and we should all note that in fairness. I distance myself boldly from what is going on right now though and do not hold to these other opinions that do not square with Scripture.

Resting firmly in His love grip,

Brian

December 02, 2007 1:03 PM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Brian,
Good job of truth telling brother.
Wayne

December 02, 2007 5:09 PM

 
Blogger Lou Martuneac said...

Brian:

I gave your comment thumbs up where it first appeared.

Hodges, Wilkin, Myers, the GES and da Rosa do indeed trample precious Biblical truths to keep their “Crossless” interpretation of the Gospel in tact. What they do to His titles, “the Christ” and “Son of God” is shocking!

You also wrote, “I do wish to note that not all in GES agree with Hodges and Wilkins and we should all note that in fairness.”

Thanks for making this important distinction. There are many in the FG community who have resigned and/or distanced themselves from Hodges, Wilkin and the GES because of the “Crossless” gospel.


LM

December 03, 2007 12:26 AM

 
Blogger Bhedr said...

10-4 Lou. I appreciate your steadfast spirit here brother. I know the brethren here at the bluecollar do to even though they dont always agree with us on other points. We all soundly agree here. In fact if one does not agree here they are heading for that anathema direction and I pray they put some breaks on and thing about what they are doing and saying. I know the apostle Paul would have withstood some of these people to the face and sharply rebuked them. You have done well here in rebuking them and calling them out of the woodwork. I was deeply saddened in some of the comments I saw by them as they began to rationalize their way out of this. It was heartbreaking. They need to wake up.

December 03, 2007 5:54 PM

 
Blogger Lou Martuneac said...

Brian:

Thanks for the encouraging notes.

I am not going to stand idly by while these men teach their "Crossless" theology. How they twist and manipulate the Scriptures is shocking.

One of them, Jim Johnson, has told me that he and some others in the GES are writing articles to what IMO will be a futile attempt to refute Tom Stegall's series The Tragedy of the Crossless Gospel.

Stegall has thoroughly documenetd what is they teach and believe. I will be interesed to see if they revert back to the same defunct GES mantras and false paradigms or devise new ways to twist the Scriptures to legitimzie their "Crossless/Deityless" Gospel.

If you have not read Stegall's on-going series, visit the Grace Family Journal.

http://www.duluthbible.org/246451.ihtml


Lou

December 03, 2007 7:36 PM

 
Blogger Bhedr said...

BTW, thanks Wayne.

December 03, 2007 10:38 PM

 

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