Jude 1:4 - Fighting False Teachers Part D: Emerging Church
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Jude 4 Fighting False Teachers Part D - Emerging Church
4 Certain men have crept in unnoticed...ungodly, who turn the grace of our God into lawless caprice - deny the only Lord God and JC
I. Truth best explains all the facts; convergence of Revelation -understood in context, Reason -logical consistency, and Reality
V. IrResponsible Grace (lawless-legalism) Reformed Fatalism (Cov't vs Biblical Theology) vs HS led Responsibility – Rm 8; work out
A. False teachers who denounce false teachers (as well as truth teachers) https://cicministry.org/commentary/issue72.htm
ie objecting to Bruce Wilkinson's Prayer of Jabez “How much better to learn from the prayer of one of the more godly?? and exemplary characters in the Bible than from an obscure man who uttered a one sentence prayer“ BC Isn't all Scripture inspired and profitable?
“Three avenues to which we must be especially alert are the desire to find some new and interesting teaching or doctrine, an overreaction to other teaching errors in the church, and a desire to avoid criticism, particularly criticism from the world around us.
It is hard to think of a biblical topic about which hundreds of books have not been written. On the most controversial of topics, such as baptism or eschatology, virtually every theological position has been staked out. Not every teacher is satisfied with describing various historical interpretations or presenting historically biblical truth in a clear and convincing fashion. For some, there is a need to blaze a path where no one has gone before, teaching the Bible in a way that is not dependent on any predecessor.
One example of this was John Nelson Darby, whose desire to organize the Bible and its prophecy into a single definitive system produced what is now known as dispensationalism. His teachings led to deviations from historical understandings of the church, the sacraments!!!!! and, in some ways, original sin. BC Sacramentalists are Sacrilegious tabletalkmagazine.com/article/2018/04/origin-presence-false-teaching
B. Rooted in Demonic Rebellion Isa 30:1 Woe to the rebellious children," says the LORD, "Who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; 2 Who walk to go down to Egypt, and have not asked My advice, to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt! 3 Therefore the strength of Pharaoh shall be your shame, and trust in the shadow of Egypt shall be your humiliation. 9 This is a rebellious people, deceitful children, children who will not hear/listen to the law of the LORD; 10 Who say to the seers, "Do not see, and to the prophets, "Do not prophesy to us right things; speak to us smooth/pleasant things, prophesy deceits/delusions. 11 Get out of the way, turn aside from the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us." 12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel: "Because you despise this word, and trust/have confidence in defrauding/deceit and going wrong/perversity, and lean/rely on them, 13 Therefore this guilt/punishment for iniquity shall be to you...bulge in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly, in an instant. 15 For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: "In returning/repentance and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and trust shall be your strength. But you would not...17 Till you are left as a pole on top of a mountain 18 Therefore the LORD will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
C. Emergents, Christianity is: Experience over Reason; Images over Words;; Spirituality over Doctrine; Subjective Feelings over Absolute Truth;; Earthly Justice over Salvation; Social Action over Eternity ericbarger.com/errors.emergent.htm
C1. "Nothing has changed. Throughout history, the general reaction by the people of God to rebukes about heresy, sin in the camp and other foolishness they indulged in was to disdain, ignore or even attempt to eliminate those who would dare point out such things. Before today's Church rejects similar warnings, we need to open our Bibles and ask: How often were the biblical prophets wrong?" Eric Barger davidfiorazo.com/2016/09/the-church-infecting-christianity/
C2. "Emergent doesn't have a position on absolute truth, or on anything for that matter."“I’d say there was one word that summed up my religious life: obligation....“I think the Bible is a f***ing scary book (pardon my French, but that’s the only way I know how to convey how strongly I feel about this).”...“Some people today may find it compelling that some Great Cosmic Transaction took place on that day 1,980 years ago, that God’s wrath burned against his son instead of me. I find that version of atonement theory neither intellectually compelling, spiritually compelling, nor in keeping with the biblical narrative.”...“This is about our belief that theology changes. The message of the gospel changes. It’s not just the method that changes.” Tony Jones, Nat Dir Emerg Village
C3."Repentance is not turning from sin. It is a 'celebration' of life in Christ. Anyone who tells you that you need to repent is not talking about Christianity."...“The problem with continually insisting that one of the absolutes of the Christian faith must be a belief that "Scripture alone" is our guide. It sounds nice, but it is not true...When people say that all we need is the Bible, it is simply not true." -Rob Bell Velvet Elvis p68
Ps 119:4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees! Then I would not be put to shame...
"NO. Being Gay and Christian is not a contradiction in any way."...“The inerrancy (of Scripture) debate is based on the belief that the Bible is the word of God, that the Bible is true because God made it and gave it to us as a guide to truth. But that’s not what the Bible says.” Doug Pagitt
C4. "Missional Christian faith asserts that Jesus did not come to make some people saved and others condemned. Jesus did not come to help some people be right while leaving everyone else to be wrong. Jesus did not come to create another exclusive religion (based on beliefs)." McLaren,
"The Kingdom of God" is all about our saving the planet."salvation" is actually us saving the planet and, when Jesus used the phrase "the world," He was referring to the Earth and NOT the lost souls living on it. -McLaren's 2008 "Everything Must Change" conference
D. Truths If we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel than that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed. -Gal 1:8-9
Believe not every spirit, but try/test the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.- I John 4:1
Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.- II Timothy 3:8-9
2Thess 1:8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,10 when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed. 2:13 God from the beginning chose you for salvation THRU sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, 14 to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord JC. 15 Therefore, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.
APP: How do you Know the Truth, Live the Truth, and Love others with the Truth? Are you a soldier or a civilian in the service of your King?