We Are All Theonomists Now! Fellowship Baptist Church
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Sermon Outline for Sunday March 23, 2014
Fellowship Baptist Church
Pastor R. Rubino
2929 West 20th Street (718)-372-5022
âWe Are All Theonomists Now!â Part 2 -Card Carrying
1) The individual Christian must reject the worship
of Man and embrace the worship of God. This will
result in loving the law of God and rejecting the law
of Man. (Genesis 3:1-7; 4:1-8; 17-24; Mark 12:28-34)
2) Living under the reality of God's law is
inescapable to all Men. Men can change their
epistemology and ethics, but are unable to change
their ontology. They are creatures created by a
Sovereign God. Obeying God's law will result in
blessings, and disobedience will result in judgement.
3) The Western Church has been in the process of
destroying the doctrine of Sanctification. We are
obsessed with the number of people we can declare
Justified and saved, without truly discipling
the flock. Many protestant Churches are now worse
than the Roman Catholic Church they were supposed to
reform. (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8/ sanctification =
hagiasmos: consecration, sanctification
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Part of Speech:Â Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling:Â (hag-ee-as-mos')
Short Definition:Â sanctification, holiness
Definition:Â the process of making or becoming holy,
set apart, sanctification, holiness, consecration.
Yes! We must be careful not to add to nor to take away from God's Law. We must be careful not to call evil that which is good nor vice versa. We need to be careful to distinguish between God's Law and the tradition of man. A case in point is Lamech's marrying two women (i.e. polygyny). If this is a sin, why does not God's Law forbid it? Yet it is not forbidden, but rather it is regulated and even in some constellations (e.g. Levirate Marriage) could be required. I fear there has been a mistake made in the interpretation of the God's making only Eve to give to Adam as wife. Let us be careful to not equate description with prescription. Were monogamy-only truly a creation mandate - were it truly wrong/sinful for a man to have more than one wife, could we not expect that God would plainly state that in His Law - the transgression of which is sin?
Shall we be ashamed of God's Law because it is not in accord with our traditions? God forbid! Rather we must bring our lives into harmony with His Law. As Pastor Rubino correctly points out: This is the path of healing and blessing.