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3 distinct theological-systems. Which one do you subscribe to?

3 distinct theological-systems. Which one do you subscribe to?

Henry Volk [06/24/2015 7:15 PM]

Pentecostal Theology [06/24/2015 7:15 PM]
You mean there are lutherans out there that are not covenant reformed like Charles Page ?

Henry Volk [06/24/2015 7:16 PM]
Nope the majority of us aren’t lol

Pentecostal Theology [06/24/2015 7:16 PM]
aren’t … ?

Henry Volk [06/24/2015 7:18 PM]
…are not adherents of Reformed Covenant Theology.

Pentecostal Theology [06/24/2015 7:18 PM]
oh sorry – you are MO Synod!

Henry Volk [06/24/2015 7:19 PM]
Yep lol. What kind of Lutherans have you been running into lol?

Pentecostal Theology [06/24/2015 7:19 PM]
Doesnt Federal Vision theology go with works based salvation. Luther to my knowledge did not advocate works based salvation. Unless you are referring to #Lutheranism as opposed to Luther the man himself?

Henry Volk [06/24/2015 7:21 PM]
From what I understand about Federal Vision, yes. I find it hard to believe you’ve ran into Lutherans who are Federal Vision, unless I’m misunderstanding you.

Pentecostal Theology [06/24/2015 7:22 PM]
The Lutheran argument for universal atonement is the logical conclusion to the other four points of Calvinism. One particular rational argument has been highly influential since John Owen’s “The Death of Death” was published in the 17th century. However, Lutherans at the Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis have books in their library denying the perseverance of the saints. The Lutheran pastor I asked about this told me, “In John 10 we have a promise that nobody can grab Christ’s sheep out of the Good Shepherd’s hand…but they can jump out themselves if they want to…” but then again Charles Page is the only Lutheran I know and I aint even too much sure in it 🙂

Barry G. Carpenter [06/24/2015 7:28 PM]
I am not sure that the chart is helpful as all the positions would say they are Christocentric but the bottom chart is not dealing with the same issues as the Cov. & Dispen. theologies are: namely how salvation relates to the covenants made with Moses & Abraham and how the physical seed of Abraham relates to those elect in Christ (see Rom. 9 & esp. Gal. 4).

Henry Volk [06/24/2015 7:28 PM]
I don’t know if UA is the logical conclusion to TUL-P. Lutherans believe that no man has the free will, in his natural fallen state, to cooperate with grace and thus be saved. The will must first be converted by God’s grace and this grace is resistible. Our Confessions explain it better than I can. http://bookofconcord.org/augsburgconfession.php#article18

Pentecostal Theology [06/24/2015 7:29 PM]

Charles Page [06/24/2015 7:31 PM]
while in Turkey I had a good chaplain friend who was Missouri Synod! good man.

Henry Volk [06/24/2015 7:32 PM]
I would like to think that most of us are decent people lol.

Charles Page [06/24/2015 7:35 PM]
oh, you know whut I mean!!!

Charles Page [06/24/2015 7:36 PM]
No, he was a good family man.

Pentecostal Theology [06/24/2015 7:43 PM]
Rick Wadholm Jr not too sure if Luther was Christological OR Christocentric

Henry Volk [06/24/2015 7:45 PM]
Why not both (;

Pentecostal Theology [06/24/2015 7:51 PM]
b/c the center sometimes defines/defies the logic, and Luther started in the periphery of Roman Catholic theology http://thesagelyblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/christocentrism-vs-christology.html

Henry Volk [06/24/2015 8:03 PM]
Ok I see what you’re saying.

John Kissinger [06/24/2015 8:08 PM]
This is good. Thank you! We need more discussions like this

Charles Page [06/24/2015 9:40 PM]
don’t like box theology however if I must be – I am covenant

Barry G. Carpenter [06/25/2015 2:16 AM]
May I please also say that the chart is not representing Cov. Theology which sees the covenant of redemption under the dispensations not of Moses, Abraham, etc. (these are progressive revelations) but under works (pre-fall) and grace and with the natural seed of Abraham and the Spiritual seed of Abraham.

John Kissinger [06/25/2015 5:55 AM]
Doesnt covenant theology reject dispensations?

George A Parker [06/27/2015 11:27 AM]


  • Varnel Watson
    Reply December 9, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Ricky Grimsley Henry Volk we can agree dispensationalism is not distinctly pentecostal

    • Henry Volk
      Reply December 9, 2017

      Henry Volk

      Yeah definitely. I think it was first adopted by the Plymouth Bretheren? Then it spread to evangelicalism or something

  • Christopher Noel Boggess
    Reply December 9, 2017

    Christopher Noel Boggess

    Im very fimilar with the reformation but not so much this i never understood reformational they just took the spirit of God out of the church but very interested in learning about this

  • Christopher Noel Boggess
    Reply December 9, 2017

    Christopher Noel Boggess

    I think the pentecostals did much better job at the reformation btw

  • Ify Divine Nsoha
    Reply December 9, 2017

    Ify Divine Nsoha

    This COMPLETELY misunderstands the reason Covenant and Dispensational theology exist – it’s in relation to the rules. how do we know whether something carries over if there is no indication of it being done away with in scripture? How do we decide?

  • Varnel Watson
    Reply December 9, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Ify please give us your opinion please

  • Bill Woods
    Reply December 9, 2017

    Bill Woods

    Christocentric AND Covenant. Christ is on every page of the Bible. And “God’s unfolding drama of redemption” flows out of covenants – and continues to flow out of covenants.

  • Varnel Watson
    Reply December 10, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Bill Woods Christocentric AND Covenant seems in a complete opposition as presented by the above chart. Which one should we chose over another as posed in the question?

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