Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Amazing Brian McLaren Interview
Today, I have been listening to an interview between Leif Hansen and Brian McLaren on the Bleeding Purple Podcast. All I can say is: "Wow!" If you want to know more about McLaren and where he is going theologically, then you simply must listen to this interview. (Warning: There is some foul language used. Those Emergent-types sure do like to be hip!) Here it is in two parts:

He does not like the traditional doctrine of hell and is flirting with transmillennialism and hyper-preterism. He also minimizes sin and questions the penal substitutionary view of the atonement. Ultimately, he has refashioned God into his own image. There is one word for what McLaren and his interviewer speak: heresy.

Anyone who does not see a problem with what McLaren (and Hansen) is saying here should stop spending all of their time reading blogs and listening to podcasts. They also need to stop reading all of those new Emergent books. Instead, they should actually spend their time in the Word of God. After all, "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

(HT:
Stand to Reason Blog)
 
posted at 11:00 AM  
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3 Comments:
At 3:53 PM, Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

thanks for the resource...

 
At 3:06 PM, Blogger Leifh said...

Re:
"They also need to stop reading all of those new Emergent books. Instead, they should actually spend their time in the Word of God. After all, "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17)."


I guess for some of us, we see that when 30,000 christian denominations all quote that scripture and come to very different conclusions...one realizes that something is going on and some deeper thinking needs to happen.

 
At 8:32 AM, Blogger John said...

Leif,

So let me get this straight... since Christians quote Scripture and sometimes come to very different conclusions we should no longer trust in its teaching?

The solution is not to deconstruct the text or to look elsewhere for truth. The answer is to take the Bible for what it is--the inspired, infallible, inerrant, and sufficient Word of God. From here, we can work on correctly interpreting what God has revealed through the biblical writers.

 

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