Freeman Charge

William Freeman and Janice Freeman, members of Bethany Orthodox Presbyterian Church, charge John Kinnaird with heresy in believing and teaching water baptism and good works as conditions for justification, while numerous portions of scripture make faith the only instrument of justification and salvation. His teaching is contrary to Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5; Galatians 2:16; Galatians 3:24; Romans 3:20-18 [sic]; Romans 4:2-6; John 3:15-18,36; John 5:24; John 6:47; John 11:25, 26; John 20:31; Acts 16:31, and many other portions which give faith in Jesus Christ as the only instrument for justification resulting in a man’s salvation. His teaching is contrary to such statements as found in the Westminster Confession of Faith (Chapter XI on Justification). His teaching is contrary to such statements as found in the Westminster Confession of Faith (Chapter XI on Justification). His teaching is also contrary to the Larger Catechism, Answers 71 and 73. Attached documentation gives evidence to this charge. The documentation includes the transcript of a sermon preached by John Kinnaird on baptism at Bethany Orthodox Presbyterian Church, a book review by John Kinnaird of the book Not by Faith Alone, which appeared in the November 1999 issue of New Horizons magazine, three internet theology discussion group conversations which occurred on February 2, 4, and 5, 1999, May 20 and 21, 1999, and May 26, 1999, and the testimony of William Freeman who went to John Kinnaird on July 17, 2001, to hear Mr. Kinnaird’s view of the gospel.

 

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