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Liberalism and the Church #30008
Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:40 PM
Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:40 PM

Anonymous OP
Anonymous OP

Here is from Machen and his book Christianity and Liberalism:
But if such a course of action is wrong, another course of action is perfectly open to the man who desires to propagate "liberal Christianity." Finding the existing "evangelical" churches to be bound up to a creed which he does not accept, he may either unite himself with some other existing body or else found a new body to suit himself. There are of course certain obvious disadvantages in such a course--the abandonment of church buildings to which one is attached, the break in family traditions, the injury to sentiment of various kinds. But there is one supreme advantage which far overbalances all such disadvantages. It is the advantage of honesty. The path of honesty in such matters may be rough and thorny, but it can be trod. And it has already been trod--for example, by the Unitarian Church. The Unitarian Church is frankly and honestly just the kind of church that the liberal preacher desires--namely, a church without an authoritative Bible, without doctrinal requirements, and without a creed.

For the rest of the book:
It is too bad most liberals will not leave the churches in which they dont like what the denomination believes. I think he is right they dont leave because they will lose the resources of the church they belong to. Also I believe most think if they slowly invade the church they can take it over.

Re: Liberalism and the Church #30009
Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:07 PM
Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:07 PM
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I completely agree that it is monetary resources that are a motivational factor...I expressed that today on another post!

I also think, though, that we cannot underestimate the power of evil at work in these "ministers" of the false gospel. It is the spirit of antichrist at work, denying the true doctrine.

The old saying rings true:

Wherever God erects a House of Prayer
The devil builds a chapel there.
And ‘twill be found upon investigation
The latter has the larger congregation.

Grace is not common.
Re: Liberalism and the Church [Re: li0scc0] #30010
Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:07 PM
Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:07 PM

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I dont believe money is the only reason. Some also know most people dont trust new groups that pop up.

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