Friday, December 12, 2008

Emergents Trading Sola Scriptura For Homosexuality

2 Timothy 3: 1But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.


San Francisco Sentinel

Emergent church leaders are slowly coming out of the closet on two significant Biblical issues. The first issue is the acceptance of homosexuality. Tony Campolo has been paving the way for corporate and congregational acceptance of homosexuality for some time.

In a series on the Emerging acceptance of homosexuality, Apprising Ministries revealed:

One does not have to engage in deductive reasoning to determine where the Emergents stand regarding Sola Scripture. Emergent author Phyllis Tickle plainly paints the following picture:

"...many of the most die-hard Protestants among us have grown suspicious of “Scripture and Scripture only.” We question what the words mean - literally? Metaphorically? Actually? We even question which words do and do not belong in Scripture and the purity of the editorial line of decent of those that do. We begin to refer to Luther’s principle of “sola scriptura, scriptura sola” as having been little more than the creation of a paper pope in place of a flesh and blood one. And even as we speak, the authority that has been in place for five hundred years withers away in our hands."

During the Great Emergence Conference, one blogger had this to say about Phyllis Tickle's presentation regarding her new book:

"...One of the things that caught my attention was Tickle’s comment that there are forty-four specific events that underline the move away from Sola Scriptura. I would love to see what those 44 are but that would be like icing on the cake. The final subject in the turn away will be how we address homosexuality in the church. She reiterated that it’s not if Sola Scriptura ends but when…" (emphasis mine)

It is becoming increasingly clear that love of self and political correctness, not Biblical Correctness is driving the Emergents' rebellion against The God of the Bible.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.