Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Dr. John MacArthur & The Emergent Church

Pastor Ken Siva of Apprising Ministries writes:
DR. JOHN MACARTHUR GETS TO THE HEART OF THE EMERGENT CHURCH AND ITS LEADERS AGREE WITH HIM...Dr. John MacArthur cuts to the core of the cult of the Emergent Church:

"The emerging church movement is an amorphous; sort of a loose-knit, association of churches that have decided that there is value–there is even virtue–in uncertainty about Scripture. The bottom line in the movement is: They believe that we aren’t even supposed to understand precisely what the Bible means.
And to me that’s the big issue, it is an attack on the clarity of Scripture. And they elevate themselves as if this is some noble reality; that they have finally risen to say, “We’re honest enough to say that we don’t know what the Bible means. We can’t be certain. We’re the truly spiritual ones.” It has overtones of a spiritual pride–a false kind of spiritual pride which they call humilty.
They say, “We’re too humble to say that we know what the Bible means. The bottom line, I think, in the movement is; it is the denial of the clarity of Scripture. It is a denial that we can know what the Bible really says."

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