Federalism vs Federal Vision

Discussion in 'Federal Vision/New Perspectives' started by OpenAir, Jul 30, 2013.

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  1. OpenAir

    OpenAir Puritan Board Freshman

  2. Alan D. Strange

    Alan D. Strange Puritan Board Senior

    Brother Chris,

    Federalism is what is taught in the Westminster Standards and those variants of them (Savoy, London, etc.). The word comes from "foedus," the Latin for "covenant." So standard covenant of works (covenant of redemption), covenant of grace theology is federal theology.

    Federal vision purports to revitalize covenant theology but in so doing transforms it. Here is a link to one of the short pieces that I wrote sometime ago on it: New Horizons.

  3. Romans922

    Romans922 Puritan Board Professor

    To add to what Alan is saying, Federal Vision is false teaching.
  4. PatrickTMcWilliams

    PatrickTMcWilliams Puritan Board Freshman

    Hi Chris,

    These men are correct. Here are a couple of blog posts that show specifically how the federalism of the 17th century particular baptists is very much opposed to the teachings of the Federal Vision: Unity Against Distortions of Justification by Faith Alone - Benjamin Keach

    Nehemiah Coxe vs. the Federal Vision

    More resources on Baptist Covenant Theology vs. Federal Vision

    To learn more about Historic Baptist Covenant Theology (Federalism), check out these sites:

    The Confessing Baptist

    1689 Federalism

    Particular Voices

    The Sovereign Logos

    Happy reading!
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