Do not replace Christ with political tribalism or the state. These are false christs which cannot save you.
Question: Can someone receive Jesus as Savior, but not as Lord?
Answer: When God opens someone's eyes to recognize and trust Jesus as Savior, they already affirm Him as Lord. The concepts are so interrelated that cannot really be separated. Here's why:
If, by grace, you want Jesus to save you from the guilt and power of sin, then it shows that you no longer want to be under sin's tyranny, but want Him to rescue you from it. And if you want to be out from under sin's tyranny then it reveals you want to be under the yoke of Christ. For to be under anything apart from Christ is sin.
On the other hand, those who want Jesus to rescue them from sin's guilt, but leave them under its power, have not understood the gospel. A truly regenerate person wants Jesus to save from both sin's guilt AND power.
Jesus did not come to approve or validate us in our sins, but to rescue us from our sins. That is why He is called the Savior.
That is why the no-Lordship position makes absolutely no sense. If you are not coming to Jesus to save you from sin then what are you coming to Him for?
Matthew 1:21, John 8:10-11, Romans 10:9, Romans 14:9, Acts 10:36, Philippians 2:11
- Adoptionism The belief Jesus is not eternally God but became God sometime after His birth
- Antinomianism The belief that Christians are not bound by God’s law and are free to sin as they please; That Jesus' rescues from the guilt of sin but not its power..
- Anti-Paulism The belief that the Apostle Paul was a heretic and that the books he wrote are not a part of Biblical Canon
- Arianism The belief that Jesus and the Holy Spirit were lesser, created beings and not persons of the Godhead .
- Christian Deism The belief that God does not intervene in or interact with the world.
- Docetism - The belief that Jesus was divine but only seemed to be human.
- Donatism - The belief that the efficacy of the sacraments depends on character of the minister.
- Dual Covenant Theology The belief that Jews can still be saved without believing in Jesus
- Eutychianism - The belief that Jesus' finite human nature is swallowed up in His infinite divine nature.
- Gay Theology - The belief that homosexuality is not a sin.
Israel in the Plan of God
Replacement theology is understood to be the view that the Church has replaced God's chosen people, the Jews, entirely, and that God wants nothing more to do with them as a people. It says that since Israel rejected their Messiah, they forfeit all of their God-given promises over to the Church. So given this definition, is Covenant Theology the same as Replacement Theology? This phrase is often used as a pejorative term for what some imagine Covenant Theology to be, but as the following resources point out, it is a false accusation. The following are some resources we have found that gives some thought to the subject.
The Church, Israel, and "Replacement" Theology - Part 1 by Sam Storms
The Church, Israel, and "Replacement" Theology - Part 2 by Sam Storms
The Church, Israel, and "Replacement" Theology - Part 3 by Sam Storms
The Church and Israel in the New Testament by Keith Mathison
Not Replacement... Expansion! by Fred Klett
by John Calvin
From Calvin's Institutes 3.3.15-21, pg 607-617
15. Repentance according to 2 Cor. 7:11
It is for a very good reason that the apostle enumerates seven causes, effects, or parts in his description of repentance. They are earnestness or carefulness, excuse, indignation, fear, longing, zeal, and avenging [2 Cor. 7:11]. It should not seem absurd that I dare not determine whether they ought to be accounted causes or effects, for either is debatable. And they can also be called inclinations joined with repentance. But because, leaving out those questions, we can understand what Paul means, we shall be content with a simple exposition.
Therefore, he says that from "sorrow … according to God" [2 Cor. 7:10] carefulness arises. For he who is touched with a lively feeling of dissatisfaction with self because he has sinned against his God is at the same time aroused to diligence and attention that he may escape from the devil's snares, that he may better take precaution against his wiles, and that he may not afterward fall away from the governance of the Holy Spirit, nor be lulled into a sense of security.