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Orthodoxy Setting the Record Straight 1 2. Let's Define Our Terms 19 3. Crying 4. What Is New Age Humanism 67 5. New Age Humanism A Kingdom Counterfeit 97 6. Here a Conspiracy, There a Conspiracy 124 7. Guilt by 8. The Timing of the Kingdom 149 9. Dave Hunt's Heavenly Kingdom 171 10. Myths of 11. The Kingdom Is Now 206 12. From the Church Fathers to the Reformation The Theology of the Kingdom 229 13. From the American Puritans to the Revolution The Theology...

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Although it is possible that Christians have been seduced by New Age concepts, yet it is wrong to identify someone as a New Age humanist simply because he or she uses terminology stolen by New Age advocates. After all, it's equally possible that some Christians who believe in a kingdom theology are not being seduced because they may fully understand that New Age humanism is man-centered, while kingdom theology is Christ-centered in the most biblical sense. They also know, as we hope to...

Confession and Creed

The 'good confession of the new creature in Christ centers on what it means to be a Christian If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation (Rem. 10 9-10). There is no sharp distinction here between confession and belief. A person cannot truly confess what he or she does not believe. The church was...

The Goals

The Reduction of Christianity is also designed to accomplish several other things. First, we want to show the importance of creeds and their usefulness in disagreements over doctrinal positions. Second, we want to set the record straight by defining terms. What do Christian reconstructionists really believe 5 Third, we clearly show that Christian reconstructionists have always distanced themselves from the distinctive of New Age humanism and all movements that teach any degree of human...

The Meaning of Deification7

We should, however, at least examine how these men use these terms. Some of the most orthodox church fathers used similar phrases but meant something different from the way present New Agers use them. They too spoke of the deification of man in Christ. Athanasius,2* in a famous statement from his classic work, On the Incarnation of the Word of God, wrote The Word was made mart in order that we might be made gods. David Chilton makes this point The Christian doctrine of deification (cf. Ps. 82 6...

One of them3

The following New Age criteria separate the New Agers from the broad spectrum of evangelical Christianity. 1. Monism, pantheism God is an impersonal un- oneness, not separate from creation. 2. Divinization'. Humanity, like all creation, is an extension of this divine oneness and shares its essential being. Thus, humanity is divine. 3. Higher consciousness'. Transformation of humanity is brought about through techniques that can be applied 4. Reincarnation, karmax Salvation is a multi-lifetime...

By What Standard

But, again we must raise the practical question, what standard do we use to determine what doctrines are essential to the 10. Attributed to Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560). 11. It is important to distinguish between breaking fellowship and breaking denominational ties. It may be advisable to break denominational ties over less central doctrines, though this should not lead to a loss of fellowship and cooperation. We should refuse fellowship and cooperation only with churches and individuals that...

Matt 610 KJV

Now you would say, boy, that's a pretty hopeless thing, well, but Peter didn't say that. He said, Seeing that these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversations and godliness He said, The day of the Lord is coming in which the heavens will be rolled up like a scroll. The elements will melt with a fervent heat, and so forth. And that in fact, Peter says, ought to motivate us to holy living, to turn totally 21. Gary North, None Dare Call It Witchcraft...

By Gary North

I was not aware that I had written books against Dominion Theology. I have made some mention of Dominion Theology in the final chapter of each of my last two books, but I doubt that it would require an entire volume to respond to what I have said. It is a bit perplexing to find how little credit Mr. Hunt wants to take regarding the origin of the widely circulated accusation that Christian reconstructionists are implicit theological allies of the New Age Movement. Given the amount of time that...

Amillennialism

The amillennial53 view teaches that the millennium is not a literal thousand years. The name literally means 'not millennial. Many amillennialists prefer the term 'realized millennium ,54 which calls attention to their belief that the millennium is not exclusively future, but present after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. For the amillennialist, the thousand years of Revelation 20 is a reference to the entire period of the church's historical mission,55 Christ returns at the end...

Kingdom Theology

Kingdom theology grows out of the dominion concept. In fact, the terms are often used interchangeably. The phrase kingdom theology is widely used in certain charismatic circles. It has not been used by those who advocate a dominion theology, although there are many points of agreement. Basically, kingdom theology deals with the timing and nature of the kingdom. Is the kingdom only future Or is the kingdom both now and future Does the kingdom only have reference to heaven Or does the kingdom...

Denying an Objective Standard

Some positive confession preachers unwittingly have opened themselves to the subjectivism of the human potential movement, just as Dave Hunt and others have opened themselves to the pessimism that abounds among the humanists. Why Because neither group has had an objective standard to measure righteousness. Rush-doony makes this observation To deny the permanence of God's law is to fall ultimately into Manichaeanism.61 Dispensa-have been telling Christians for over a century and a half that the...

The Ultimate Form of Pessimism

Christian Reconstructionists believe that God will steadily transform this world ethically, as He brings people to Himself in grace. Given the depravity of man, He is the only One who can transform this world. But how does He do this Through demons No. Through fallen men who are on the side of demons in their rebellion against God No. So, what is God's historic means of making the world better The preaching of the gospel This is what postmillennialist have always taught. And the comprehensive...

Creeds and Eschatology

It is important to recognize that the historic creeds of the church do not include anything about the millennium, the rapture, the Antichrist, or the great tribulation. The creeds mention individual eschatology, such as the resurrection of the body and everlasting life. They also say that Christ will return again in judgment. Yet, as far as the creeds are concerned, the timing of Christ's second coming is a matter of doctrinal freedom The creeds did not bind any believer to a particular...

Dispensationalisms Revolt Against Biblical Ethics

We admit that these practices border on the mystical rather than the ethical. But this may not be the result of seduction by a New Age philosophy. The law of God as the standard for a Christian's sanctification has not been popular with the church for over a century. When the law of God is jettisoned, some other standard fills the void. David Chilton writes that when an objective standard outside of man is no longer available, man then relates to God by using magic or manipulative techniques....

Councils and Creeds

The early church encountered doctrinal controversy that was broader than its battle with apostate Judaism. The Judaizers were dealt with through letters and councils which clarified doctrinal controversies for the first-century church (Acts 15 1-35). As the church extended its boundaries throughout the pagan world, it faced additional challenges to the faith that had to be answered. The Pharisees questioned Jesus' claim that He was the promised Messiah. Here we find the seeds of controversy...

Escape from Gods Judgment

The New Ager must keep a personal God out of his world. A personal God who sees and judges what man does is banned by those who want to live independent, autonomous (self-legislating) lives, free from the restrictions of a holy God. He is defined out of existence. When King David was confronted by Nathan with his sin, David's confession brought him back to reality God sees and judges all things. There is no escape from the gaze of God Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, and done what is...