Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Brett Meyer has left a new comment on your post "Reasons Given for UOJ Crumbling in the Future":
That's a good list which captures various doctrinal teachings promoted in the many versions of UOJ. (those new to UOJ should understand that there are multiple (per)versions of the Chief doctrine of Scripture - none of them have any basis in Scripture or the Lutheran Confessions) The ardent UOJist sensing his rational faith in the false gospel slipping away will argue that not all of those points are not explicity taught. But they create a another list by their objections:
- to be declared by God to be forgiven of all sin - including the universal sin of unbelief - is not salvation.
- Some (W)ELS versions of UOJ teach unbelievers only go to Hell for the sin of Unbelief - a sin which Christ didn't die for. Yet, remind the UOJist of Romans 11:23
- UOJ teaches that faith in Christ is a false teaching. UOJ teaches faith can only be created by and has it's focus on the forgiveness of sins declared by God when we were unbelievers. UOJ reject all verses that, like John 3:36, promise the forgiveness of sins through faith in Christ alone.
- UOJ teaches that God's wrath over sin abides on believers also.
- UOJ teaches there are those without faith who are Christians and there are those who are confident they trust in Christ who are not.
- UOJ teaches that faith is a work of man and is condemned as synergism if God forgives us solely by faith in Christ.
- UOJ subjects Scripture to rational man's philosophy by establishing what God did and didn't INTEND to say - Objective and Subjective are terms used to add to and subtract from Scripture. Revelation 22:18-19
- UOJ is a fulfillment of Romans 10:3 while rejecting Philippians 3:9
- Just as Satan flips God's Word and teaches 180 degrees opposite from it so UOJ glories in the massive contradictions it creates with the clear Word.