Current Issues in the Reformed and Presbyterian Churches

 Federal Vision Theology

The “Federal Vision” (federal meaning covenant) is a movement attacking the crucial doctrine of justification by faith alone and is being taught and promoted throughout the Reformed church world at present. This erroneous doctrine has its roots in the unbiblical idea of a conditional covenant. It brings nothing new to the theological discussion other than coming with renewed vigor and under the guise of a new name. This doctrine is a direct, bold declaration that holds that every person, child or adult, who has been baptized, is truly saved and united with Christ. Federal vision theology therefore, denies that sovereign election governs the covenant, choosing instead to put free will into the hands of the sinner and grounding one’s justification, in part, on the sinner’s good works.

Read more on this subject in the book Federal Vision: Heresy at the Root.

Read more on this subject in the Standard Bearer:
      
"Update: Federal Vision on Trial in the PCA"
      
"URC Report on Federal Vision (1)"
      
"A Plain Admission"