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I have heard and read that FV is making in roads into Baptist like thinking. My question is in what ways or areas is it influencing Reformed Baptist thought?
Well, see, since baptism is regenerational, it's best to put it off as long as possible, to make sure all the sin gets washed away at the last possible second. Oh, wait, that was 3rd century North Africa.I have heard and read that FV is making in roads into Baptist like thinking. My question is in what ways or areas is it influencing Reformed Baptist thought?
Wow I got the direct quote totally wrong but in the thread entitled "Who is the more vocal opponant of FV" You said thisThis might be the thread that is being referenced: http://www.puritanboard.com/f77/federal-vision-new-threat-baptists-51034/
As wacky as it sounds there is a bit of FV influence taking place in some circles. It is more the influence of NT Wright and his NPP than pure FV. What I have seen falls usually within these errors: A gross misapplication of the judicial decree of righteousness in salvation, a misunderstanding of what role baptism plays in salvation, and a weird angle on the Covenants.
It is a very strange concoction in great part due to the lack of congruency in the timing of baptism. I'm at a loss as to why it would even have a leg upon which to stand, but then again no error/heresy has support.
That is what I was refering to. I really got the quote wrong but that is what I meant. It was so long ago that I forgot the exact quote. Sorry about that all, I should have researched better I opened my mouth.Amazingly there are some Baptist churches that are flirting with FVish theologies. I know that does not make sense. It does however point to a fact about false doctrine. If it is embraced by some it will appeal to others who will morph the application of the kernel to fit their situation.
Wow. This totally blows my understanding of the propagation of the FV. I guess when Baptists go bad they really go bad.