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Msg #1323 Good Theology is not Reformed

Msg #1323 Good Theology is not Reformed

What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

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Msg #1323 Good Theology is not Reformed
What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

When a retired systems engineer picks up another eight volumes of systematic
theology expect some profound critiques. Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer steps back
from all previous theologians and profoundly presents a view he labels “The
Church, the Body of Christ.” When one accepts the dispensational truth of
Scripture, and then rightly divides the Word of Truth, the Church, being the
body of Christ, occupies a central role of this dispensation, but not all
dispensations. When the Covenant Theology of John Calvin and Roman
Catholicism exalts the Catholic Church to occupy the central theme of all
ages and all time, insisting that it swallow and replace Israel, as God's
chosen and elect, insisting that it swallow and replace all the promises
made to Israel, to Jerusalem, to Zion, to their regathering, to the literal
throne of David, and to their 12 tribes and 144 thousand witnesses, it
places an unpardonable strain on not only Biblical prophecy, but on the
whole Bible, from Genesis to maps, and especially on the Revelation of Jesus
Christ. Now, they say, only a few spiritually enlightened 'clergy' can see
and interpret this allegorical, hidden and secret meaning of Scripture. That
such nonsense, springing from Roman Catholic Church Fathers, Saint Clement
of Alexandria, and Saint Origin of Alexandria, made it intact through the
Protestant Reformation, and got grounded into John Calvin's Institutes, is
downright diabolical. Chafer steps away from this bias to write a
dispensational systematic theology that presents what the Bible actually
intimidates about the Church, the Body of Christ. It is unfortunate that
Baptists, and even Baptist Preachers do not spend significant time studying
theology, the greatest of the sciences. Only a little such study would keep
Baptists well distanced from the Calvinistic TULIPS and their Reformed
Theology that never really got reformed.

An Essay for week #23 Sun, Jun 9, 13

Published at www.GSBaptistChurch.com/ppulpit/biblesays13.pdf

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