Doctrines Of Grace  

Dear Reader, there are two types of dogs in the Bible … and neither get a good report.

The first are the natural dogs of Exodus 22:31; 1 Kings 14:11; 1 Kings 22:38; Job 30:1.

The second are ungodly men found in Isaiah 56:10-11; Matthew 7:6; Philippians 3:2; Revelation 22:15

Of the second, Christ himself pinpoints who they are as follows:

“For dogs (evil men) have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.” (Psalm 22:16)

Indeed Paul warns us also with

And again those that rip and tear, as that’s what dogs do, at him as follows:

“Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.” (Philippians 3:2) describing them as having confidence in the flesh, that is, those of works (Ephesians 2:8-9), as opposed to himself with none (Philippians 3:3). These are only one subcategory.

The other subcategory of these concising spiritual dogs are those of the Doctrines Of Grace believers. These also deal with the ‘flesh’, however in a not so obvious way, in that God has to involuntarily, against an unbeliever’s will, make a man born again before he can get saved.

However, both of these types of dogs of concision have one aim in mind … and that is to rip and tear at the finished work of Christ.

The Doctrine Of Grace-ists are the supposedly, and currently, acceptable face of Calvinism … these are the subtil, and truly, dangerous D.O.G.S OF CONCISION … and they come out of the sewers of Augustinian Rome and through the septic tanks of Calvinism.

For starters, the D.O.G.S have God the Father (number one of the Godhead Romans 1:20), directing God the Holy spirit (number three of the Godhead ), to invade the unbeliever in his supposed Total Depravity, such that he will believe on the Lord Jesus Christ after being born again … such that, having been selected before the foundation of the world, he is forced, yes forced, to believe of his own free will … he can do no less … for he has been selected for this spiritual conveyer belt whether he likes it or not.  

And here’s the crime … these D.O.G.S present Christ as some passive and dormant receptacle into which the unbeliever is tipped.

Their Christ has nothing whatsoever to do with the whole process … their Christ is the ‘meat’ that has been minced, mixed with the herbs and flour, squeezed through a piping machine, packaged into plastic containers and placed on the supermarket shelf … and will be bought, come hail, rain or shine … by the unbeliever … oh yes … of course … of his own free will … and having that forced on him as well. This is called imparted justification.

This is not the imputed justification of Paul found in Romans chapters three and four.  

These subtil D.O.G.S (Genesis 3:1) are the true ripping and tearing concisers at the simul iustus et peccator … simultaneously justified yet still a sinner … that is … declared righteous, not made righteous, but still a sinner. As Luther said “All is lost if this is lost.”


Harley Hitchcock

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