Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tony Miano on Pasphilanthropiansm

Evangelist Tony Miano (The Lawman Chronicles) has coined a neologism "Pasphilanthropianism", from the Greek pas = all, phileo = love, anthropos = man, probably literally meaning "all-loving-man-centeredness" (?). This is the official meaning of the word according to its author

Pasphilanthropianism: the worship of a false god that is "All-Loving" and "All-Forgiving."

10 comments:

Joel Tay said...

This has probably consumed almost all of modern day Christianity such that anyone who says that God does not love those predestined to hell (reprobates) are seen as being wierd( at best), heretical or even blasphemous (at worst).

PuritanReformed said...

Joel:

=)

Beng said...

I've come across quite a few of these Pasphilanthropians. Now I have some ammo to reply.

PuritanReformed said...

SB:

=)

Pastor Bruce said...

I have preached this message for years, and I still get people who say I portray God as too "harsh."

God is not harsh, he is very loving and very forgiving. But he is also a just God; One who does not waver back and forth.

He has already written the Law - and the Law simply says, "Obey or be punished." He wants us to obey Him, and in return, He opens up His heavenly home to us, forever!

PuritanReformed said...

@Pastor Bruce:

your words seems to be misleading.

Obedience is the evidence or salvation (Eph. 2:10), not the pre-requisite for it (Eph. 2:8-9).

Pastor Bruce said...

Without obedience, there is no salvation. And that is what God wants ... for us to be obedient to His law, through Jesus Christ. Is that not correct?

Pastor Bruce said...

.... let me please add that I do not preach "works", but preach a willing obedience through Jesus as our Christ.

We are saved through Grace, and not by our works. Let that stand to correct any doubts as to my original post.

PuritanReformed said...

@Pastor Bruce:

with or without obedience, there is no salvation apart from faith (Rom. 3: 19-28).

Obedience that comes through faith is what God calls us to, but this is not meritorious (Lk. 17:10). It does not save us, but shows that we are saved (Rom. 6:12-14)

PuritanReformed said...

@Pastor Bruce:

well, indeed we are saved by grace, and I am glad you believe that.

Yet we must be careful here and say that works are not meritorious for our salvation (post-salvation merit). Works are always evidences not strictly a condition.