Zacharias, Mohler, and Sproul on the Emergent Church
March 13, 2008 1 Comment
I thought Ravi’s comments are “worth the millenium.” The following starts at around 4:55,
Sproul:When Christians make confessions of faith propositionally and say “here we stand this is what we believe”, the emergent church was a built-in allergy to that don’t you think Al [Mohler]?
Zacharias: Vance Havner who had a very sharp wit with his one liners…
Mohler: He wasn’t emerging from anything?
Zacharias: Nope. He made the comment years and years ago when he was around. He said “when the tide is low every shrimp has his own puddle.” This [Emergent Church?] is another one of these puddles.
And it makes me wonder. There is seriously… with these men and women who are the progenitors of it, were they bored with God? What brought this about? You know, what brought this methodology into a theology? When you write a book like “The Secret Message of Jesus”? [by Brian McLaren] What?!?! 2,000 years have gone by now suddenly he’s found the secret to it, we didn’t know it?
This is so bizarre, but you know the problem is that we got non-critical people listening to this stuff and they absorb it.
When you read Brian McLaren every chapter dies the death of a 1,000 qualifications… At the end of it you wonder what he really believes and maybe something on Monday something else on Tuesday. He’s an anti-doctrinaire doctrinaire doctrinizing individual always postulating doctrine while he’s anti-doctrine.
These are hard words but it is pitiful to watch something like this actually gain currency
(H/t: Reclaiming the Mind)