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Sovereign Grace Pharisees
by Brandan Kraft
Sovereign Grace Pharisees

    The Gospel Defender, the Neo-Gnostic, the Heretic Hunter, or in other words, the Sovereign Grace PHARISEE, oh, they can preach a good game.  But they've taken that which is good and twisted it into a monstrous religion of self-righteosness. They've taken TULIP and corrupted it. 

  1. They can preach total depravity, but they practice total arrogance.  
  2. They insist on an unconditional election, but condition acceptance of God's people in Christ on their ability to articulate the Gospel to their perfection and pass their lengthy tests of orthodoxy.  
  3. They will champion limited atonement, but limit their love to only those who agree with them on their view of it.  
  4. They will harp on irresistable grace, but refuse to extend any grace to those God puts in their lives.
  5. They claim to believe in perseverence of the saints, but do nothing but discourage the perseverence of those around them.

    It is my opinion that this is not the Gospel.  This is not sovereign grace.  This is not proper theology.  And it does not glorify God or magnify Christ.  They have traded a beautiful TULIP for garbage.  L-TARD is the acronym that I came up with.  I realize it's not a very good one.  It's garbage, much like the self-righteous "gospel" they demonstrate to others.  Limited Love, Total Arrogance, Acceptance Conditioned,  Refused Grace, and Discouragement.

Brandan, a software developer by trade, was raised in the Missouri Ozarks town of Potosi and started the Pristine Grace website around 2001. Brandan and his family live in Ashland Kentucky where they attend as members of Thirteenth Street Baptist Church.