Monday, May 22, 2023


My objections to some of the declarations of the Westminster Confession of faith; NOT EXHAUSTIVE. I could expand on every point and produce a more comprehensive writing. 

The gospel -

    1. CHAPTER 3: OF GOD’s Eternal Decree:  from all eternity did by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass; yet so as thereby neither is God the author of sin; nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures, nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established.  Objection: Every scene in a movie is part of the script that was written by the author/writer of the story. Sin was thus authored by God in the telling of the story of Christ. IF God did not author sin then some other being did it and God is not sovereign. God is not made unrighteous for authoring sin or bringing evil. He is IMMUTABLY HOLY AND RIGHTEOUS and whatever He does is holy and righteous by virtue of Him doing it, not by because His creation disagrees or approves of it.

2. CHAPTER 4 Of Creation: After God had made all other creatures, He created man, male and female, with reasonable and immortal souls, endued with knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness after His own image, having the law of God written in their hearts, and power to fulfill it; and yet under a possibility of transgressing, being left to the liberty of their own will, which was subject unto change.

Objection: Adam and Eve did not have the power to fulfill the Law of God even in their innocence. IMPOSSIBLE. The Law of God could only be fulfilled by the Man from Heaven, the LORD, JESUS CHRIST. The Law of God could ONLY BE DONE BY ONE WHO IS GOD HIMSELF. That is why God did not subcontract the elect's  salvation even to holy angels. 

3. CHAPTER 6: Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment Thereof: Our first parents, begin seduced by the subtlety and temptations of Satan, sinned in eating the forbidden fruit. This their sin God was pleased, according to His wise and holy counsel, to permit, having purposed to order it to His own glory.

By this sin they fell from their original righteousness and communion with God, and so became dead in sin, and wholly defiled in all the faculties and parts of soul and body.” Objection: Adam and Eve did not have any righteousness. Being Innocent does not mean righteous. Infants are born innocent but are not righteous.

4. CHAPTER 7: Of God’s Covenant with Man     The first covenant made with man was a covenant of works, wherein life was promised to Adam, and in him to his posterity, upon condition of perfect and personal obedience.

Objection: There was no life promised to Adam due to his obedience. There was no CONDITIONAL CLAUSE or IF_THEN-clause in Genesis 2: 17, ,” "but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." Adam was not under a Covenant of works. Federal headship does not necessarily require or imply a covenant of works. Adam was formed as the first man to represent all humanity in sin, death and condemnation. That was his federal headship, not in a covenant of works to bring life. Romans 5 does not teach Adam’s covenant of works. IT speaks of the ONENESS/SINGLESS OF the Transgression that brought sin, death and condemnation and CONTRASTS/COMPARES it to the SINGLENESS OF THE ONE ACT OF OBEDIENCE OFTHE ONE MAN, the LORD JESUS, that brought justification and life.

5.    Man by his fall having made himself incapable of life by that covenant (1) (Man was ALWAYS INCAPABLE OF LIFE-by reason of being of the dust), the Lord was pleased to make a second, commonly called the covenant of grace (2): wherein He freely offered unto sinners life and salvation by Jesus Christ (3), requiring of them faith in Him, that they may be saved, and promising to give unto all those that are ordained unto life, His Holy Spirit, to make them willing and able to believe. Objections: (Man was ALWAYS INCAPABLE OF LIFE-by reason of being of the dust), 2) The covenant of grace was NOT IN REACTION TO THE FALL. The Covenant of Grace is ETERNAL and was ALWAYS PLAN A as Jesus and the cross were always PLAN A. 3. Salvation is not FREELY OFFERED. That implies human free-will and denies a lot of the doctrines that undergird salvation (election, predestination and God’s glory and exclusion of human boasting). Salvation IS FREELY BESTOWED/EVEN IMPOSED On the elect by God’s decree. 4. Requiring faith that they may be saved, that is conditioning salvation on faith. God required Christ and His blood for the salvation of the elect. Faith as a gift is not a requirement that is CAUSATIVE OF SALVATION. IT is EVIDENCE OF POSSESSION OF SALVATION-the substance of things hoped for, the EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN.

6. CHAPTER 11: Of Justification: God did, from all eternity, decree to justify the elect; and Christ did, in the fullness of time, die for their sins and rise again for their justification; nevertheless they are not justified until the Holy Spirit doth, in due time, actually apply Christ unto them.” Objection: The elect were justified when their SURETY AND SUBSTITUTE stood for them and paid for all their sin debt on the cross. He perfected/justified forever the sanctified by the one offering of Himself. If the elect are still guilty of their sins before faith, then it means those sins would have to be IMPUTED TO CHRIST when the person comes to faith, which means CHRIST MUST BE CRUCIFIED AGAIN AND AGAIN when a sinner comes to faith. Gospel preaching is used by God to discover to us the elect and to bring them to the knowledge of Christ, because He already knows them.

7. God doth continue to forgive the sins of those that are justified; and although they can never fall from the state of justification, yet they may by their sins fall under God’s Fatherly displeasure, and not have the light of His countenance restored unto them, until they humble themselves, confess their sins, beg pardon, and renew their faith and repentance. Objection: God does not continue to forgive the sins of those that are justified. HE ALREADY FORGAVE THEM. "Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more." The forgiveness of the sins of the elect was a ONE TIME ACT as the cross was a ONE TIME ACT.

8. CHAPTER 13 Of Sanctification:

They who are effectually called and regenerated, having a new heart and a new spirit created in them, are further sanctified, really and personally, through the virtue of Christ’s death and resurrection, by His Word and Spirit dwelling in them; the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed (1), and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified, and they more and more quickened and strengthened, in all saving graces, to the practice of true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord (2). Objection: The dominion of the whole body of sin is not destroyed by sanctification. IT WAS DESTROYED BY THE DEATH OF CHRIST. “knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him , that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.” Rom 6: 6. 2). to the practice of true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord (Heb 12:14). The holiness without which no man will see the Lord is not our holiness worked in the flesh. It is the holiness of Christ, the righteousness of Christ, the holiness of the gospel as opposed to the holiness of the Law as the Hebrew Christians were being seduced to follow. “By His will  we have been made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Heb 10: 10

9. CHAPTER 19: Of the Law of God: God gave to Adam a law, as a covenant of works, by which He bound him and all his posterity to personal, entire, exact, and perpetual obedience; promised life upon the fulfilling, and threatened death upon the breach of it; and endued him with power and ability to keep it. Objection: This does not add up given the NEW TESTAMENT and God’s revelation of His eternal purpose in Christ. No life promised to Adam nor his posterity based on their obedience. Life was ONLY promised to Christ’s posterity on condition of His death on the cross. Life is only given by the One who possesses it, in whom it is INTRINSIC TO HIS SUBSTANCE OR NATURE. 

10. Although true believers be not under the law as a covenant of works, to be thereby justified or condemned; yet is it of great use to them, as well as to others; in that, as a rule of life, informing them of the will of God and their duty, it directs and binds them to walk accordingly; discovering also the sinful pollutions of their nature, hearts, and lives; so as, examining themselves thereby, they may come to further conviction of, humiliation for, and hatred against sin; together with a clearer sight of the need they have of Christ, and the perfection of His obedience.” Objection: The redeemed ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW AS A RULE OF LIFE… The Law continues its testimony as the LETTER THAT KILLS, the MINISTRY OF DEATH AND CONDEMNATION, TO INCREASE SIN and to BRING WRATH. The believer is under the RULE OF CHRIST THROUGH THE GOSPEL AND THE MINISTRATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. 

11. CHAPTER 28: Of Baptism: Not only those that do actually profess faith in and obedience unto Christ, but also the infants of one or both believing parents are to be baptized. Objection: There is no command to baptize infants under the New Covenant. This is a tradition of man-Roman Catholicism. Salvation cannot be expedited. God will bring all the elect to the knowledge of Christ in His time. The children of believing parents are NOT NECESSARILY ELECT-remember Jacob (elect) and Ishmael ( of the same mother and mother, even grand parents-Romans 9-that the purpose of God in elections should stand).

12.  The efficacy of baptism is not tied to that moment of time wherein it is administered; yet, notwithstanding, by the right use of this ordinance, the grace promised is not only offered, but really exhibited and conferred by the Holy Ghost, to such (whether of age or infants) as that grace belongeth unto, according to the counsel of God’s own will, in His appointed time. Objection: There is no grace that is conferred by the Holy Spirit in water baptism. Graces are conferred in SPIRIT BAPTISM done by Christ Jesus. Water baptism speaks to an EXISTING REALITY and is not bringing in new Spiritual realities.

13. CHAPTER 30: Of Church Censures: To these officers the keys of the kingdom of heaven are committed, by virtue whereof they have power respectively to retain and remit sins, to shut that kingdom against the impenitent, both by the word and censures; and to open it unto penitent sinners, by the ministry of the gospel, and by absolution from censures, as occasion shall require.” Objections: Yes, there is church discipline and it is necessary because the Lord commanded it, but there is no officer in the church who has power to retain and remit sin. That is the OFFICE and PRIVELEGE of Christ alone. That is Roman Catholicism. The kingdom of God cannot be shut by a mere man. It is impossible.

By Pastor James Guyo for BSGC and it is free.

Edited by Cash Willis

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The gospel means “good news”. The gospel is the proclamation of who Jesus is and what He did for His elect only. The entire Bible (Old testament and New Testament) foreshadows and proclaims who Jesus is and what He did for His elect only (John 5:39, Luke 24:44). Jesus is the Son of God (John 3:16), fully God and fully man (John 1:1 & 1:14) and second person in the Trinity (Matthew 3:16-17). The gospel is God’s testimony concerning Jesus as revealed in the Holy Scriptures by the Holy Spirit which proclaims how Jesus the Christ (John 1:41, Matthew 16:16) was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:23) and born under the law to redeem His elect who were under the law and save His elect from their sins (Matthew 1:21, Galatians 4:4). God’s elect /sheep are the people past, present and future from every tribe, tongue and nation God actively chose to redeem/ justify/save based on Christ. God chose in Christ before the foundation of the world was laid according to the good pleasure of His will for His glory (Revelations 5:9, Ephesians 1:4-5). God actively created and chose a people from every tribe, tongue and nation before they were born for salvation whom God has always loved because of Christ and only Christ (Romans 8). God’s elect are vessels of mercy prepared beforehand for glory to make known the riches of His glory (Romans 9). God’s elect/sheep are God’s chosen vessels of mercy that are Jews and Gentiles because of Christ. (John 10, Romans 9:23-26, Hosea 2:23) God is Holy (Isaiah 6:3). God’s law is holy and good (Romans 7:12). The law of God demands perfection in word, thought, and deed at all times (James 2:10). The law was given through Moses (John 1:17). The law condemned all mankind and brought knowledge of sin (Romans 3:19-20). All people are under sin and none are righteous (Romans 3:9-18). Sin entered the world through Adam and death through sin and death spread to all mankind because all sinned. (Romans 5:12-13). Jesus Christ is the Passover lamb without blemish (1 Peter 1:19) for His elect by God’s sovereign grace (1 Corinthians 5:7). Just as the Israelites were released from Egypt after the death of the firstborn (Exodus 11-13) - Jesus Christ the firstborn of all creation (Colossians 1:15) justified all His elect at the cross from the wrath of God(Romans 5:9-11). Jesus willingly went to the cross (Philippians 2:8) and offered one sacrifice for all time for His elect He sanctified (Hebrews 10:11-14) as their representative and High priest. Jesus was crucified for the elect’s sin and raised for their justification (Romans 4:25). It pleased God the Father to crush His only begotten Son( Isaiah 53:10) and God the Father accepted Jesus’ perfect sacrifice on behalf of His sheep( Acts 2:23) . Jesus paid His elect’s sin debt and there is now no condemnation for those who are married to Christ (Romans 7-8). By Christ’s knowledge He justified all His elect (Isaiah 53:11) and finished His mission (John 19:30). All of God’s sheep will believe God’s testimony concerning Christ because Jesus justified them by His perfect sacrifice on the cross. Not one sheep Jesus died for will perish. Jesus is the good shepherd. Faith(believing God’s testimony concerning Jesus) is the fruit of what Jesus accomplished for His sheep. God’s sheep are righteous before God by the imputed righteousness of Christ provided at the cross as prophesied in Psalm 32 and fulfilled in John 19. All Jesus died for are regenerated at God’s appointed time to believe God’s testimony concerning Christ on who Christ is and what He did at the cross( Acts 13:48).

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