Category: Formalism

The Religion Of The Day

The Religion Of The Day The Gospel Standard or, Feeble Christian’s Support August 1835 To The Editors Of the Gospel Standard. Dear Sirs, –If you think the following extract of a letter from an affectionate friend worthy a place in your Standard for the truth as it is in Jesus, (a prospectus of which was…

The Great Preventive/Preventative

The Great Preventive/Preventative Every -ism there is starts with a set of core beliefs; by definition, -isms are a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy founded upon some belief or another. The best way to remedy the proliferation of negative religious -isms, and to prevent them in the first place, is to stay in the word of God. Legalism…

Why Remain Amongst Them?

Why Remain Amongst Them? By Curt Wildy True Christian faith does not amount to merely reading the Bible, even those portions that pertain to free and sovereign grace, and agreeing with it. True Christian faith is something that you experience by God’s grace, in light of the finished work of Christ, through the effectual working of…

Can You Identify Your True Family?

Can You Identify Your True Family? Or, “The Absurdity of Calminianism” By Curt Wildy Imagine a child saying “Maybe you’ve met my father; his name is Joseph and he is five feet tall, eighty-five pounds, has gray hair, has black eyes, and walks with a pronounced limp.” Then imagine that same child a few weeks,…

Gospel Obedience

Gospel Obedience By Curt Wildy Forgive me for any redundancies in light of several recent posts; just trying to hammer out some things — particularly pertaining to our obedience. Christians are to be obedient to the Lord primarily out of love and reverence for Him. I’ve posted in the past that when you see a statement using a verb…

Form Over Substance?

Form Over Substance? Curt Wildy Concerning the regenerate children of God, we all see in part; to one degree or another we all want to share what we see; and we all play a part in the edification of one another. However, the responsibility to proclaim The Truth and the precepts that flow from Him is an awesome…

The True Importance of John Wesley

The True Importance of John Wesley By Curt Wildy Was John Wesley used of God? For over two centuries, many have vehemently debated this question. Though many rightly despised the religion of this man, many more loved both him and the theology that he proclaimed. Despite these mixed feelings and the length of time that has transpired, the question nonetheless remains: was…

Why The Emphasis On "Experimental" And "Experiential"

Why the Emphasis on Experimental and Experiential? Some may wonder what I mean by, or why I emphasize so much, the words Experimental and Experiential (the two being synonymous) when speaking of the Christian’s walk.The answer is simple, anything found in the Bible that is not experimentally applied to the Christian at some point in His…