Saturday, January 05, 2008

FV a Stepping Stone to Rome?

This former FVist is claiming that the Federal Vision was a stepping stone to Rome (link). The big "yeah, but," is that obviously the step before the Federal Vision was a Reformed Church. In any event, stones should not be blamed for those who step on them, and it seems somewhat unfair to blame Doug Wilson for the path of any given former member. It's fair to say that a person becomes Roman Catholic not because they follow DW too much, but because they are attracted only by a part of what DW has to say.

Still, that is really the only way for the logical progression to work:

Reformed -> Federal Visionist -> Catholic

Of course, that said, many people bounce around alot before settling on letting the Vatican make their doctrinal decisions for them. So I wouldn't be surprised in time to see some poor fellow make a hop from FV to TR to RC.

Thanks to the Trinity Foundation (this one not the other one) for bringing the post to my attention.



Hidden One said...

Acts 8. All I can say.

Turretinfan said...

That's a bit vague, don't you think?

You could mean:
Act 8:8 And there was great joy in that city.
Act 8:22-23
22Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. 23For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.

I suppose I would see the latter as being more applicable to the Moscow situation, whereas you might see the former as more applicable.