Unfortunately, we’re living in a time of growing spiritual blindness as Jesus sends 1 Peter 4:17 judgments against the visible Christian church; this darkness is why mainstream evangelicalism would make such a foolish decision to embrace the sinfully ecumenical neo-liberal cult of the Emergent Church aka the Emerging Church with its quasi-universalism in a new version of postmodern Progressive Christian theology under their spiritual circus “big tent” of empty Emergence Christianity. Apprising Ministries brings you the following words of warning circa 1985 by Dr. Walter Martin (1928-1989), a renowned defender of what he so often referred to as “the historic orthodox Christian faith.”
Concerning the methodology of liberalism aka modern theology that was used to take over the dead and dying mainline denominations Martin, a former adherent to liberal theology, said:
There is a progression that takes place in liberal theology: It begins with a corrupt bibliology, a corrupt view of the nature and the inspiration of Scripture. They have a corrupt theology because once you are picking and choosing from the Bible what you want, your theology has to suffer from it, because your human reason is corrupt… every major theological seminary that has turned from orthodox Christianity began with disbelief of Biblical doctrine. There wasn’t a single exception. (...) >>>Feb. 19, 2011
Gospel according to the Left -
American Vision: "The Left’s Change of Heart Concerning Jesus"
You know when the Left is in trouble: They start praying to Jesus. Well, not exactly praying the way we Christians understand it. The leftist’s prayer is rather trying to recruit Jesus to their agenda and goals, not really ask Jesus what He wishes.
This is what Mehdi Hasan has done in his article, “What Would Jesus Do?” in the New Statesman. Hasan is the senior politics editor of the New Statesman; and the New Statesman is a British left-wing magazine founded by members of the Fabian Society back in 1913. Yes, the same Fabian Society that has adopted for its emblem a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Socialists seem quite eager these days to embrace Jesus. It seems like some religion might not hurt socialism after all. (...) >>>
Dec. 23, 2010
Deconstructing Christianity -
PJM: "The Leftist World Council of Churches and the Jews - The empty-church clergy now says that references to the Israelites of the Bible are only metaphoric references", by Abraham H. Miller
Get used to it my fellow Jews, the World Council of Churches hate you. These empty-church clergy with their theology that turns Jesus into a mere symbol, they hate you. Even though they have rewritten Jesus as symbol and transformed the Bible to metaphor, your existence is the greatest obstacle to their newest version of replacement theology. Why are you still here among them?
This is why the World Council of Churches (the “Bern Perspective“) in 2008 translated even your history into a metaphor. The World Council of Churches now says that references to the Israelites of the Bible are only metaphoric references.
No Israelites, no Jesus, no temple, no wailing wall, no relationship between you and the land of your ancestors. Unable to exterminate you, they now have declared you a bastardized people, a people without lineage, without ancestors. You are no longer the people of the Bible. You are the people who have stolen the metaphoric and ethereal references of the newly interpreted book of allegories. (...) >>>
Dec. 15, 2010
News for Pomo -
Greg Koukl is a Aristotlean (non-contradictory) philosopher who doesn't take kindly to the postmodern premise of "many truths" (we are in his debt) -
Stand to Reason/Solid Ground: "Author's Foreword", by Greg Koukl (PDF)
“Do you take the Bible literally?” is a question frequently asked about biblical interpretation. I answer that I try to take the Bible with the precision the particular biblical writer intended. I take the words at their plain meaning unless the writer has signaled me to do otherwise. When you think about it, this is the basic rule we apply to everything we read, whether novels, newspapers, periodicals, or poems. Ironically, Evangelicals who pride themselves on “taking the bible literally” often feel comfortable fleeing the plain, literal sense of a passage whenever “the Spirit leads.” (...) When verses can have different meanings for different people based on Holy Spirit “promptings,” it begins to undermine the truth of the “faith, which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). [to them] There are as many “truths” as there are readers. That’s why I’ve devoted this issue of Solid Ground Enhanced to offering a biblical argument against this practice (...) >>>
May 5, 2010
It's the 'new monasticism' now! -
NCR: "In Search of the Emerging Church" (series)
Dec. 29, 2009
Middle East Forum: "Are Judaism and Christianity as Violent as Islam?", by Raymond Ibrahim
"There is far more violence in the Bible than in the Qur'an; the idea that Islam imposed itself by the sword is a Western fiction, fabricated during the time of the Crusades when, in fact, it was Western Christians who were fighting brutal holy wars against Islam." So announces former nun and self-professed "freelance monotheist," Karen Armstrong. This quote sums up the single most influential argument currently serving to deflect the accusation that Islam is inherently violent and intolerant: All monotheistic religions, proponents of such an argument say, and not just Islam, have their fair share of violent and intolerant scriptures, as well as bloody histories. Thus, whenever Islam's sacred scriptures—the Qur'an first, followed by the reports on the words and deeds of Muhammad (the Hadith)—are highlighted as demonstrative of the religion's innate bellicosity, the immediate rejoinder is that other scriptures, specifically those of Judeo-Christianity, are as riddled with violent passages. More often than not, this argument puts an end to any discussion (...) If this is how Christians behaved—who are commanded to love, bless, and do good to their enemies who hate, curse, and persecute them—how much more can be expected of Muslims who, while sharing the same violent tendencies, are further commanded by the Deity to attack, kill, and plunder nonbelievers? >>>
June 8, 2009
It's all about Narcissistic little me and my sentimentality - what I 'feeeel' must be true and so to hell with doctrine (no matter, it's all about demoralization anyway so who cares) ...
WND: "Emergent church leader says 'gay' can be biblical lifestyle - Cutting-edge Christianity debates: Should we accept homosexuality?"
One of the key leaders of today's most cutting-edge church movement has opened an Internet discussion on the issue of same-sex marriage with the bold proclamation that he believes "gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and queer" individuals can and should live out their sexuality in – and blessed by – the Christian church. "I now believe that GLBTQ can live lives in accord with biblical Christianity (as least as much as any of us can!)," writes author and church leader Tony Jones, "and that their monogamy can and should be sanctioned and blessed by church and state."
Jones is an author and former youth pastor who holds a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is also the national coordinator of Emergent Village, a loosely-formed friendship of churches that derive their descriptive name from having "emerged" from postmodernism to take the gospel of Jesus Christ into a post-Christian culture. (...) Jones writes, "all the time I could feel myself drifting toward acceptance that gay persons are fully human persons and should be afforded all of the cultural and ecclesial benefits that I am."(...) >>>
Nov 23, 2008
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