The old Liberal Protestants extol their treason
Not sure how much I can type for you without throwing up. There are so many toxins bubbling in the spiritual soup of old Liberal Protestant bigwig Joan Campbell Brown.
Let’s start with the familiar and nauseating:
According to Campbell, “Jesus says there will be one flock… No one is in or out in the world of Jesus.” She heralded this “challenge to Christian exclusivity” and insisted of humanity, “We are one. We hold all people as precious.”
Not the gathering of wheat and burning of weeds, or of good fish gathered while bad are tossed out, or even the way that the Good Shepherd that Campbell quotes warns that all except him are “thieves and robbers” that his flock will not follow. Nope, Campbell’s gospel is a “Coexist” bumper sticker that makes all religions good and equal, except the bad one that follows the claims that Jesus made about himself and his kingdom.
OK, we’ve heard that junk before and we can just let the old folks go on at their wine and cheese events. But now to share something sure to make you lose your lunch. As Muslims terrorize Christ’s people, acutely in Egypt and steadily in a host of other places, Campbell sees this,
“Most compassionate congregations in the world are Muslim,” Campbell said, touting the interfaith “Charter of Compassion” organized by British religion historian and syncretist Karen Armstrong.
So we’ve been queasy, then sick. Now we might as well drop dead, too,
“God cannot be contained in our own religion,” Campbell said. “It’s not easy…” She approvingly noted that Karen Armstrong is “calling us to a radical new understanding of who we are as Christians, to give up our exclusivity.”
Which Campbell seasons with special poison in a newspaper column about her speaking gig,
I think it is the responsibility of a Christian not to take his or her faith and say, “This is for everyone,” but to honor the faith of others, to believe that their faith means as much to them as mine does to me.
This is hard for Christians, because we remember the call to go into all the world and make Christians of everyone. We can no more do that today than we can fly to the moon. We have come to believe that we are not responsible for converting the world, but to be fully and completely Christian.
Incoherent? Sure. Gibberish? Absolutely. The poison is working, and she wants us to gulp it down before she’s gone.
My baby boom generation in particular and Liberal Protestantism generally are traitors. Traitors to our Lord and traitors to his church. We wanted everybody to love us, and craving that submitted to those who despised our first love. We gaily mocked committed Christians who meant us no harm and glibly mouthed the talking points of those who hate the Word of God.
My repentance is to spit out what Campbell and the other shaky old hands shove into my mouth. To refuse to “give up my exclusivity,” which isn’t really mine at all,
”...in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.” (Philippians 3:8-12)
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