Emerging Church leader (McLaren) Promotes Lifestyle rather than Faith
Totally agree with this article!!! I don’t trust McLaren and his kool-aid drinking followers, and I think he’s doing more harm to the cause of Christ than good. Too many young Christians are falling under his spell, and unfortunately, I know some of them. They are very self-righteous and condescending because they think they have it all figured out and the rest of us dummies don’t.
Emerging Church leader promotes lifestyle rather than faith
Jim Brown – OneNewsNow – 8/1/2008
A Christian broadcaster claims that Emerging Church leader Brian McLaren is fulfilling the biblical prophecy that in the latter days men will not put up with sound doctrine – according to II Timothy 4:3.
Brian McLaren recently addressed 650 Anglican bishops attending the Lambeth Conference, a meeting he says was characterized by “a loving atmosphere” and “a deep spirituality centered in Bible study, worship, and prayer.” McLaren tells ChristianToday.com that he envisions a new era for Christianity, which “is more about the Christian way of life than it is about a rigid and polemicized systems of belief.”
Tom McMahon, president of the The Berean Call ministry, says McLaren is obviously ashamed of the biblical gospel and is bent upon making it accommodate his own ideas about Christianity and “the Christian way of life.”
“Once you throw off biblical doctrine, what do you have to guide you? This is to me a reflection of what Satan did with Eve in the Garden – this is Genesis 3:1, ‘Yea, hath God said?’ In other words, if you undermine what God had said, then what have you got?” he questions. “Well, you’ve got Proverbs 14:12, ‘There’s a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death’ — or destruction.”
McLaren also tells ChristianityToday.com the future of Christianity will also require Christians to “join humbly and charitably with people of other faiths — Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, secularists and others — in pursuit of peace, environmental stewardship,” and other things that quote “matter greatly to the heart of God.” But McMahon argues that what matters most to the heart of God is that individuals receive salvation on “his terms…through his gospel.”
“And that’s what people of the world, people of faith desperately need,” the ministry leader concludes.
McLaren has joined the Matthew 25 Network, a liberal political action group of Catholics, Protestants, Pentecostals and Evangelicals seeking to get Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) elected president.