"Christians" Who Try To Poke Holes In Sola Scriptura
by Sandy Simpson
There are a number of the leadership of the Emerging Church (EC) who do not believe that the Bible is the highest authority for the Christian faith. Most do not believe that the Bible is inerrant in the original manuscripts and many do not acknowledge that the Bible is our highest revelation. Yet this is a core doctrine over which true believers and false brethren must separate. Those who try to poke holes in Sola Scriptura make excuses like (1) we need to reinterpret the Bible through the lens of postmodern culture and religion (2) the Bible never uses the words "Sola Scriptura" therefore it is not a Biblical concept (3) there is new revelation for the church through the Holy Spirit apart from what is written and the precepts of the Bible and (4) the Bible just doesn't address our postmodern situation therefore we cannot rely on it for the truth and answers for our problems today. I will prove that all the above arguments, and more, from EC leaders and others is exactly what they are teaching. I will give you quotes from their teachings, videos and books. The postmodern church and its "movements" are abandoning Sola Scriptura in their rush to be like the Roman Catholic Church, which takes its authority from a mix of Scripture and tradition.
"As a result the Church, to whom the transmission and interpretation of Revelation is entrusted, "does not derive her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honored with EQUAL sentiments of devotion and reverence." (Roman Catholic Catechism, Given October 11, 1992, the thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, in the fourteenth year of my Pontificate. Page 31).
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The God given standard of any translation is Nehemiah 8:8 - fidelity to the original meaning in the original language. The honest argument is between literal translations and dynamic equivalence, not paraphrases which should have no place except as children's bibles for small children learning to read or in certain mission situations where a tribal culture may not yet have a written language. This stupid substitute for The Word of God called the 'Mirror' (which is not even an actual bible, but a bastardisation of a portion of it) does not meet that standard. It is a bad paraphrase that deviates, often wildly, from the original Greek and is more designed to communicate the translator's sermons than communicate the actual original meaning of the text. In short, the Mirror Bible is not a proper bible and to the extent it pretends to be it is a pseudo spiritual and inaccurate piece of junk of no value to anyone except Satan in his efforts to prevent God's people from understanding God's Word and the financial interests of the publisher and supposed translator. It is a sickening specimen of deception read by those deceived.
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| Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats?|
|by Pastor Larry DeBruyn, 1/27/14
An evil is in the 'professed' camp of the Lord, so gross in its impudence, that the most shortsighted Christian can hardly fail to notice it. During the past few years this evil has developed at an alarming rate. It has worked like leaven until the whole lump ferments! The devil has seldom done a more clever thing, than hinting to the Church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for the people, with a view to winning them. From speaking out as the Puritans did, the Church has gradually toned down her testimony, then winked at and excused the frivolities of the day. Then she tolerated them in her borders. Now she has adopted them under the plea of reaching the masses!
|by Herescope, 1/26/14 |
Evangelical leaders are currently rushing to associate themselves with major youth events that are becoming increasingly popular in the Christian world. These mass youth rallies were developed over the course of several decades by Mike Bickle's IHOP (International House of Prayer) movement, which is interconnected to the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). IHOP and the NAR share both personnel and doctrine, with roots that go back into the Latter Rain/Manifest Sons of God cult. Previously we have extensively documented the history of the camaraderie of IHOP and NAR.
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|Jesus Christ Presented as the Son of Allah - A "New" Way of Doing Missions?|
|by Paul Proctor, 1/24/14
I have addressed, on numerous occasions, the Church's ongoing efforts to reinvent Christianity into a global religion of Results & Relationships by using the powers of pragmatism and consensus to artificially grow itself into something more widely accepted by the world instead of faithfully proclaiming the Word of God "in season and out" as we are commanded to do in 2nd Timothy 4:2. The leaders of the new spirituality and its church growth movement have always had a hard time avoiding the "wide gate" and "broad way" choosing clever methods of "evangelism" that are not only incompatible with God's Word, but also prove them unwilling to trust Him with the increase - ever looking for something more clever, spectacular and impressive to glory in and boast about to a watching world. "...for men to search their own glory is not glory." - Proverbs 25:27b "So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase." - 1st Corinthians 3:7 There's no better example of this than a story from The Baptist Standard where Christians are encouraged by a "veteran missionary" to employ what's called "The Camel Method" to evangelize, where the Quran is used, instead of the Bible, to share Christ with Muslims - a method that reportedly utilizes "selected verses" and "doesn't teach or lecture, but asks questions."
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