Thursday, June 01, 2006

Liberalism: An Oxymoron

I may be feeling parched at the moment, but the guys over at Pyromaniacs always seem to have interesting things to say. This blog article from James Spurgeon (who I think is really good), is the best summary of Christian liberalism I have read since Machen's first chapter of Christianity and Liberalism.

Here's a quote, but I encourage you to read the whole article for yourself.

Liberal theology is a convenient way to be a Christian and an unbeliever at the same time.

For instance, you can view the resurrection with unbelief, and yet call yourself a Christian. You can scoff at the deity of Christ with the most brazen of atheists and yet call yourself a Christian. You can deny all the miraculous content of the Bible, question the vast majority of the Bible's positive affirmations, roll your eyes at the fumbling oafs who actually believe that stuff, yet still claim their name and their God as yours.

What a convenient thing that is!

Great stuff. It reminds me of our 0ld seminary profs at Western Theological (Holland, MI), who sniffed at our evangelicalism and detected the scent of truth, which prompted their ungodly scorn.


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