'Shocking’ Doctrines of the Waldenses

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  1. Protestant

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    The sovereign Lord has seen fit to safely preserve several significant documents written by the Waldenses – documents which their enemy, the Church of Rome, could not destroy.

    Contained in these documents are the doctrinal beliefs held by the Waldenses from A.D. 1120 through A.D. 1655.

    The Waldenses Believed in Absolute Predestination; Denying Free-will; Confirming Man’s Total Depravity, Irresistible Grace and Perseverance of the Elect for Whom Christ Died

    Shocking? Not to this writer.

    Biblical? Absolutely.
     
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    Amazing--sovereign grace before Calvin. This did not come from the New Advent Encyclopedia. Finding out who the real heretics might be is an interesting adventure.

    This is more secular evidence that Jesus has kept His promise to never leave not forsake His little flock.

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     
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    The dates of the documents are given as 1535 and 1655.
     
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    The first document is from the 12th century.

    The confessional testimony of the Waldenses always makes the point that these doctrines are what they have always been taught and believed.

    For example, a short confession made in 1603 states, in the introduction, the following: "Whereas our Predecessors, from Father to Son, time out of minde, have been taught and brought up in the Doctrine and Religion of which we from our childhood have made open confession, and in the same have instructed our families, as we have learned it from our Fathers........" (Moreland, p.41)

    A Confession of Faith dated A.D. 1120 states:

    "Article 7. That Christ is our life, truth, peace and righteousness, as also our Pastour, Advocate, Sacrifice and Priest, who died for the salvation of all those that believe, and is risen for our justification." (Moreland, p.33)

    Christ did not die for all....only for them that believe.

    Their view contradicts the Arminian doctrine of Christ's sacrifice given on behalf or all humans ever born.

    In the same confession, Article 10, states:

    "We have always accounted as an unspeakable abomination before God, all those Inventions of men, namely the Feasts and the Vigils of Saints, the Water which they call holy. As likewise to abstain from flesh upon certain days, and from the like, but especially their Masses.

    These ancient Christians prove that one does not need a diploma from Bible College or Seminary in order to discern true Christianity from the false.

    One only need the Holy Spirit as Teacher who is promised to lead His people into all truth.
     

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