Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Seven Points of Taylorism and The Articles of Discipleship

I will be explaining and my Seven Points of Taylorism and The Articles Discipleship. These are referred from the New Testament.

Seven Points of Taylorism:

- Perseverance and Endurance of the Saints - (Revelation 14:16) Like Calvinism, one believer must persevere and endure to the end.

Regeneration and Acceptance of Faith and Resistable Grace - All of those who are saved are regenerated through the blood of Christ. We are accepted by faith. Grace is resistable

Obedience of Baptism, Communion, Discipleship, Evangelism, and the Works of God. - Mostly like the First
Century Apostles and the Reformation, there is obedience of Baptism (which is a public display of expressing one's faith), Communion which is required to do so by drinking the blood (Gk: grape juice) and breaking bread. Discipleship is to follow what Christ Jesus commands us to do. Evangelism is to go into all the world and preach the good news, and doing the works of God by helping those who are in need.

Unlimited Atonement, Free Invitation, and Total Ability- (Leviticus 16:18, Revelation 22:17) In an Arminian view or in this case "Free Will" (Joshua 24:15, Proverbs 29:15), one person can choose either Good or Evil. However, Free will come in great responsibility (Galatians 5:13, 1 Peter 2:16) of becoming the Disciple of Christ. While I as a Partial Arminian do believe Free will, I don't believe that the term is a license to sin. We have free choice. Free Invitation is for all who want confess their sins to Christ (1 John 1:7) Total Ability is when a man is able to choose between eternal life and eternal separation from the Love of Jesus. Total Ability negates the Arminian, Calvin, Lutheran view of Total Depravity.

Limited Salvation and Elective Assurance - (Matthew 22:14, Acts 4:12) While Salvation is a free gift. One can lose their salvation,  if that person sins again. Only a few are assured for their salvation if they must obey the commandments of Jesus as He says "...many are called, but few are chosen." This is also known as "Predestination".

Reception, Redemption, and Reconciliation of Eternal Life - This point is limited to only of believe in the Lord and the Word of God.

Predestination and Prevalence over sin - (Revelation 21:7) There are misconceptions and confusions about the term predestination that the Calvinists use is they believe that we have predestination as a free ticket, or in this case Eternal Security (Once Saved, Always Saved). This is one the errors of Calvinism. While I am partial Calvinist, I don't believe that predestination is a free ticket to salvation. We do not predestined ourselves. Only God predestines us to salvation in Jesus Christ.

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