Nineteen questions for signers of "The Manhattan Declaration"

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  1. ReformedBaptist

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    Great article on the topic we have been discussing. I thought it would be fun for each one of us to answer the questions. I am only going to answer the first 5 for the sake of brevity.

    The questions are here: http://teampyro.blogspot.com/2009/11/nineteen-questions-for-signers-of.html

    1. Is the Bible your sole, sufficient, ultimate source and authority for faith and practice?

    YES

    2. Do you believe that the Biblical Gospel is the good news that lost, sinful man can be reconciled to God by grace alone, through faith alone, in and because of Christ's person and work alone, to the glory of God alone, as seen with final authority in Scripture alone?

    YES

    3. Do you see — note well my wording — Scriptural warrant for applying the word "Christian" to anyone other than one who is yoked as a student to the words of Christ and His apostles (Acts 11:26), who affirms the Gospel as described in #2 above (Acts 26:28), and who has been spiritually regenerated by grace alone through faith alone (1 Peter 4:16; cf. 1:3-5)?

    NO

    4. Do you see — again, note well my wording — Scriptural warrant for applying the word "Christian" to anyone who would distort and oppose that Gospel, either personally or by aligning himself directly as a supporter (let alone promoter) of such institutional distortion and opposition?

    NO

    5. Do you believe that "distortion" of that Gospel is a damning heresy, such as falls under the thundering apostolic condemnation of Galatians 1:6-9?

    YES
     
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    Those are very loaded questions.

    Most them are like asking "Have you stopped beating your mother yet."

    I mean, I get what he's trying to say, but those are loaded questions.

    Personally, I think there is nothing wrong with linking up with other churches that support traditional marriage and want to fight against abortion.

    And let me say this: I've yet to meet a Catholic or an Orthodox who say that they are being saved because of their good works.

    I'm tired of this kind of thing. In the fight against abortion and in the fight to uphold traditional marriage, the RCC's and the Eastern Orthodox can be great allies.

    IMO, MacArthur is wrong. But that is an opinion and no amount of arguing will change that.

    I mean, people from diverse backgrounds and religions fought and won WWII and rid Europe of the Nazi blight.
    We're at war and we should unite to this end.

    And we should pray to God to sustain us thru the battle.
     
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    Wow, so you have been taken in by it too.
     
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    Goodbye, Baptistboard.
     
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    Adios amigos.
     
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    :applause:
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    In XC
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    This is my last post on Baptistboard mainly because of you and people just like you.

    But I part with a joke:

    One day St. Peter was guiding a tour of new arrivals thru Heaven. He lead them to one area of that great City and said "this is where the Methodists live."

    He lead the group to another neighborhood and said "this is where the Catholics live." Then they went to another section and he told them "this is where the Lutherans live and over across the street is where the Nestorians and the Coptic Orthodox and the Mennonites live."

    Then they walked to another neighborhood and the crowd of new arrivals were laughing and chatting and making quite some noise. St. Peter said
    "SHHHHH! Quiet down. Be quiet in this neighborhood. This is where the Reformed Baptists live."

    One of the new arrivals asked him "So what?"

    St. Peter said "they think they're the only ones here in Heaven."
     
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    Glad I could help.
     
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    Agreed. And many Catholic & Orthodox often uphold life issues, traditional family, etc. much more than my friends in more mainstream Christian denominations.
     
  10. Marcia

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    Here are some posts as to why one should not sign the Manhattan Declaration:

    http://new.ligonier.org/blog/the-manhattan-declaration/ (R C Sproul)
    http://feedingonchrist.com/more-on-the-manhattan-declaration/

    http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2009/11/30/the-manhattan-declaration/

    http://teampyro.blogspot.com/2009/11/nineteen-questions-for-signers-of.html
     
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    You're welcome!

    I don't think the 2nd link works. I've asked for a better link from the list where it was posted and if I get one, I'll post it here.
     

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