Posted tagged ‘knowledge’

Killed Because of His Doctrine

September 9, 2012

Doctrines as Reasons for Joy

there’s this person who did a work
and before you know if that work was for you,
you must know and agree with the doctrine
of what He did

if you don’t know what the person did,
you know neither the person
nor if that person
did anything for you

commitment to the imperative
to know the person cannot come
before we know the indicative
of what he got done

since we are children of Abraham
remember that Abraham knew what the seed had to do
Abraham knew that he himself was not going
to bring in the righteousness

one result of election
is submission to the doctrine of righteousness
obtained by Christ for the elect alone
and then imputed by God

the test of the exodus out of the false gospel
is not our testimony that
“we know the person”
the same one the crowd knows

we are not called to a tragic imperative
“to know the person” without knowing which person
the sheep don’t follow the wrong
person taught in the wrong doctrine

i still want to know,
how did a nice man like Jesus
get himself killed
if it was not the offense of his doctrine?

yes, it’s fact He died
but there are many possible options
to explain that fact,
and these doctrines divide

they hated His doctrine
so much they wanted Him dead
but that was a long time ago
and now the person is in all our hearts

and now there is so much more immorality
let’s worry about that
and not be so anxious about
Him being king of our doctrine

you say you merely gather
around a person
you give reasons
why your doctrines are not doctrines
and you thank your god you are not
like those doctrine persons

with great reasons
Jesus the person
faced the Father’s silence
with great tears

for this I was born
it’s the reason I came
to satisfy Our demand
for righteousness

that death because of
Christ’s doctrine
that there will be no justifying
which is not just

we have reasons for our joy
and these doctrines cause us to
judge by the gospel
Christ and Him crucified


Increasing in the Knowledge of Him, by David Bishop

December 27, 2010

Colossians 1:9 reads, “And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of Him.”

We don’t begin as Christians in the lie, and then increase to the truth. We begin in knowledge and then increase in that knowledge.

According to John 6, God’s will is than Christ shall lose none of those the Father has given Him. The gospel includes the news that all Christ has accomplished He has accomplished solely for the elect. According to John 6 then, eternal security is a propositional truth inherent in the gospel. It is also a propositional truth that Arminians reject.

The rejection of eternal security constitutes a full rejection of the gospel, for the word of truth is not the word of truth without it. The disagreement between the gospel haters and the justified elect centers on the how and the when of salvation. They think some are saved even though they’ve been led to believe a lie about God.

No Arminian is saved. Not one. Some of the elect are led out of Armianism before they are saved, but no one is saved through an Arminian gospel. Gordon Clark assumes far too much and reads far too much into the text when he makes the claim that the thief on the cross knew nothing of the atonement.

How exactly did Clark know this? After all, the thief says some very peculiar things. For instance, he calls Jesus Lord. Now why would he do that? The Jews called Him Rabbi and teacher, but aside from the thief, Peter was the only other one to call Him Lord, and he did this after the Father had revealed it to him. Also, this thief tells the other thief that Jesus was innocent. How did he know that?