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Preachers who don't believe

PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:03 am
by Resurrection Torchlight
Interesting article popped up on facebook today, thanks to the ministry of Johanna Michaelsen. ... e-pastors/

Especially like this tidbit:
Early in their report, Dennett and LaScola point to a problem of definition. Many churches and denominations have adopted such fluid and doctrineless identities that determining who is a believer and who is an unbeliever has become difficult. Their statement deserves a close reading:

The ambiguity about who is a believer and who is an unbeliever follows inexorably from the pluralism that has been assiduously fostered by many religious leaders for a century and more: God is many different things to different people, and since we can’t know if one of these conceptions is the right one, we should honor them all. This counsel of tolerance creates a gentle fog that shrouds the question of belief in God in so much indeterminacy that if asked whether they believed in God, many people could sincerely say that they don’t know what they are being asked.

In other words, some theologians and denominations have embraced a theology so fluid and indeterminate that even an atheist cannot tell the believers and unbelievers apart.

I see this at work in churches around me. I went to a church not long ago and found out that the pastor preaches sermons that he purchases online. The church today is sorely lacking in leadership that is grounded in the doctrines of scripture and biblical understanding, with congregations who are in a perpetual state of spiritual infancy, it is a sad state of affairs!


Re: Preachers who don't believe

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:09 am
by BeTheMoon
Sad indeed. You'd be surprised how many people purchase sermons.