Apologetics Index
Moral Government of God Theology
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Aberrational, Heretical, Heterodox, Suborthodox or Unorthodox Moral Government of God Theology


Teaches that:
  • God does not fulfill some of His own prophecies.
  • God changes His mind and is not immutable.
  • God does not have sovereign control over earthly events.
  • God does not know His future actions.
  • God does not know ahead of time the free decisions of humans.
  • God's foreknowledge is limited in the area of man's free decisions.
  • Many of the things God predicted never came true.
  • The atonement shows a willingness on God's part to forgive, rather than a desire to punish sin.
  • God forgives completely out of His grace rather than a need for personal vindictive satisfaction.
  • God never needed His wrath abated because of sin.
  • The atonement does not pay our debt for sin.
  • The devil has deceived us into believing that Christ was a ransom for us, and that he redeemed us by paying for our sins.
  • Jesus did not pay for our sins.
  • To believe that our salvation was literally purchased with Christ's blood makes God to be vindictive and bloodthirsty.
  • One is ultimately responsible for his/her own salvation because of free will.
  • Imputed righteousness is a lie. God does not look on Christians through the garb of Christ's blood.
  • True repentance means ceasing from all sin before we die.
  • Salvation is not so dependent on whether we accept Christ - it's whether He will accept us. We need to do more so that He will want to accept us.
  • Salvation is dependent upon our adherence to moral law.
  • God is holy only because He chooses to use His attributes in a loving way.
  • God has the ability to make wrong choices or to sin.
  • Our moral character is shaped merely by our individual acts of sin.
  • If an individual unknowingly commits a sin, it is not a sin to that person and they will not be held to account for it by God.
  • The sin of Adam is not transmitted to us, and it would be unjust for God to pronounce us guilty because of his sin.
  • If God condemns us all because of Adam's sin, God must also save everyone because of what Christ did (Rom. 19). This is universalism, and therefore both parts of the argument must be wrong.
  • Our moral depravity is shaped solely by wrong and sinful choices we make.
  • We as humans are able to fulfill the law.
  • Humans are not bound to a sinful flesh that continually wants to sin. Through good choices and an iron will, mankind can turn away from sin in and of him/herself.
  • One can achieve perfection if that individual sets his/her goals high enough.

Hard to believe how anyone can believe that kind of stuff, but it happens...

- Articles -
Christian The False God and Gospel of Moral Government Theology by E. Calvin Beisner

Christian Evangelical Heathenism? Examining Contemporary Revivalism. A critical analysis of Moral Government Theology. by E. Calvin Beisner
Christian Lead Us Not Into Deception: A Biblical Examination of Moral Government Theology by Alan Gomes

- Sites -
Aberrational, Heretical, Heterodox, Suborthodox or Unorthodox Revival Theology Resources Pro-Moral Government site.
Christian A chart comparing these teachings with the evangelical positions can be found on one of the pages of the YWAM Warning site (Moral Government Theology was taught at YWAM schools in the '70s and '80s)