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Theological Term of the Week: Sacerdotalism

This week’s term: Sacerdotalism – That division of Christendom which believes that the ordinances or other religious activities, constitute sacraments, and therefore have, in some measure, saving or keeping power.  Last week’s term: Neo-Evangelicalism – Participating in a new, modernized, or unorthodox evangelism. Instead of preaching the Gospel, and accepting spontaneous professions, they seek to extract… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Sacerdotalism

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Theological Term of the Week: Neo-Evangelicalism

This week’s term: Neo-Evangelicalism – Participating in a new, modernized, or unorthodox evangelism. Instead of preaching the Gospel, and accepting spontaneous professions, they seek to extract professions through schemes and new messages foreign to the scriptures.  Last week’s term: Pedo-Baptists – Those who engage in the baptism of infants. This does not refer to any division… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Neo-Evangelicalism

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Theological Term of the Week: Pedo-Baptists

This week’s term: Pedo-Baptists – Those who engage in the baptism of infants. This does not refer to any division of Baptists. No Baptist church baptizes babies. Last week’s term:  Mystical Presence – Another view of the Lord’s Supper is known as the Mystical Presence. This view is that the body and blood are dynamically… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Pedo-Baptists

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Theological Term of the Week: Mystical Presence

This week’s term: Mystical Presence – Another view of the Lord’s Supper is known as the Mystical Presence. This view is that the body and blood are dynamically present in the elements, though the personal Christ is in no way associated with the bread and wine, the Efficiency of His grace is present. He employs… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Mystical Presence

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Theological Term of the Week: Consubstantiation

This week’s term: Consubstantiation – The Protestant (originally Lutheran) doctrine that when blessed by the priest, the bread and wine and mixed with the body and blood of Christ. This is only a slight variation from the heretical doctrine of transubstantiation.  Last week’s term: Transubstantiation – The Catholic doctrine that when the priest sanctifies the bread… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Consubstantiation

Doctrines of Grace · Theology

The Foreknowledge of God

  I read The Attributes of God by A.W. Pink in 2015 and published a review about this excellent little book. It is written in seventeen chapters, or articles, which are succinct and easy to follow. Mr. Pink, as Dr. R.C. Sproul, has a gift for explaining deep theological concepts in simple ways. I am… Continue reading The Foreknowledge of God

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Theological Term of the Week: Transubstantiation

This week’s term: Transubstantiation – The Catholic doctrine that when the priest sanctifies the bread and wine, they are transformed into the actual body and blood of Christ. In medieval European terminology, this “blessed bread was referred to as the “good god”. Last week’s term: Protestantism – The group of churches that came out of Catholicism… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Transubstantiation

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Theological Term of the Week: Protestantism

This week’s term: Protestantism – The group of churches that came out of Catholicism in protest to the heresies and spiritual crimes being committed in, and by, the Roman Catholic Church. These groups, without exception, still hold to the validity of a “Holy Catholic Church”. Catholicism, wishing to assert itself as the original church of… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Protestantism

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Theological Term of the Week: Catholicism

This week’s term: Catholicism – Catholic means universal Rome, which both aspired to, and claimed to be, a universal government, realizing to remain so they needed control over a universal church, conceived of, and implemented, the Roman Catholic Church. Last week’s term: Ecclesiology – Greek (assembly) -ology (study). The study of the church.

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Theological Term of the Week: Ecclesiology

We begin a new, and final, category this week! Part IX Words and Terms Describing the Church and Its Ordinances. This week’s term: Ecclesiology – Greek (assembly) -ology (study). The study of the church. Last week’s term: Analogy – An explaining of a thing by comparing it to something similar. The process by which new or… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Ecclesiology