Continuing with Part 3 regarding the error at Chaceldon.edu
3. The Church becomes the focus instead of Jesus Christ.
“If the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is to bring transformation to this world, it must return without compromise to the tenets of the Reformed faith.”
“Only the God-centered theology of the reformation can supply the resources necessary for godly reconstruction.”
Where does it say in the Bible that the Church is responsible to bring transformation to this world? We preach Christ and Him crucified because there is a coming judgment and we want people to be rescued.
We don’t want to return to the Reformed faith, but to the Bible. It does not hinge on us or our theology. Only the Lord Jesus Christ can change our hearts.
“In the way we guide Christians in the task of governing their own spheres of life in terms of the entire Bible: in family, church, school, vocation, arts, economics, business, media, the state, and all other areas of modern life.”
This is Worldview/Reconstructionist thinking—reclaiming the culture. I thought Jesus was the head of the church and His Holy Spirit and God’s Word gave us direction. People need to be redeemed, not the spheres of our life.
“Historically, therefore, the Chalcedonian creed is the foundation of Western liberty, setting limits on all authoritarian human institutions by acknowledging the validity of the claims of the One who is the source of all human freedom (Galatians 5:1)”
A creed is the foundation of Western liberty? Notice part of the problem with the Creed showing up here? Because the Holy Spirit is not a player in the Chalcedon Creed, this group seems to take on the job of the Holy Spirit. (more on this later)
From the BOOK
“For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.”—2 Corinthians 4:5
“…Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.”—Colossians 1:27, 28
“And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, “Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.”—Ephesians 1:22, 23