Sunday, April 23, 2006

If It Looks Like a Liberal Protestant...Maybe It Is to doctrine and God's Word - was now considered an expression of hatred. That which they believed to be the eternal Truth was now dismissed as ignorance.

No, that isn't a description of the emergents' rejection of traditional Scriptural interpretation and/or doctrine. It's the liberal Protestant's rejection of it. Specifically, it's a description of what's happened recently in the ECUSA (Episcopal Church in America). The same view is also prominent in the PCUSA (Presbyterian), UMC (United Methodist), ELCA (Lutheran) and sadly, more recently, the American Baptist Church.

So, then, the question on the docket is:

Are many of the main emergent voices really liberal Protestants in disguise?

*Source: Exodus: Why Americans are Fleeing Liberal Churches for Conservative Christianity by Dave Shiflett

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