“Post-charismatic.” “Neoevangelical.” “Modernistic.” “Universal.”

The so-called “Emergent Church or Movement” is called many things – and none of them good. I, for one, completely agree. These milquetoast churches deconstruct everything people consider to be ecumenical – worship, evangelism, homiletics and uh, what’s that basic tenet of Christianity, oh yeah, SALVATION!

So, it’s fairly easy to presume that any leaders of this traveling circus church has a bunch of clowns who will eradicate all conviction from scripture and all meaning from the cross. And now we have the ringmaster of this movement claiming and prosletyzing that being homosexual is indeed biblical.

Huh?!

“I now believe that GLBTQ can live lives in accord with biblical Christianity (as least as much as any of us can!),” writes author and church leader Tony Jones, “and that their monogamy can and should be sanctioned and blessed by church and state.”

gay-church-street[That acrostic is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transsexual and Queer. Which makes me think, is being gay just ‘happy’ while queer is being ‘fab-uuuuuuu-less’. IJS.]

Anywhoo, dude wants folk to stop fighting the confusion and just live out those same sex fantasies because like Prego about homosexuality and the Bible, “It’s in there.”

And why is he claiming heresy and sacrilege? Is it out of love for God’s Word? Etymology and exegesis of holy writ? Nah, just interested in new real estate because that ‘closet’ is wrinkling his clothes.

Despite recounting his earlier days of arguing that “biblical prohibitions to homosexual sex should be taken seriously,” Jones admits his experiences and feelings led him toward a different conclusion. “And yet,” Jones writes, “all the time I could feel myself drifting toward acceptance that gay persons are fully human persons and should be afforded all of the cultural and ecclesial benefits that I am.

Get that? “Biblical prohibitions”?! Sorry there, er, Pastor. In the real world, we call those commands from God! And not just located in the Old Testament, so not give me that dispensation argument, slick. However, in your myopic universe, those uncomfortable bumps in the spiritual road can be detoured and avoided simply by saying, “If Jesus died for us to be happy, THIS is what makes me… and he… happy.”

So sad. So deplorable. So unfortunate. So today’s Christianity. So in need of an extreme makeover: church edition.

Oh, and just in case, God – or yours truly – has no beef with hating a single person who chooses (get that word there) to be homosexual. Everyone has an opportunity to experience a saving grace moment with God. However, if you choose (there’s that word again) to ignore God all your days and rock it Frankie Goes to Hollywood, you have bigger problems than having the Church accepting you. It’s God I would be worried about doing that.

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Comments
  1. hiscrivener says:

    Pamela, I have an entire new realm of respect for you just knowing how you opened up that 3rd graph.

    Girl, you stop by anytime.

    Peace,
    HiScrivener

  2. Pamela says:

    The one thing that I see whenever you see false doctrines like this the one common denominator is the fact that either (1) you cannot accept the Bible, God’s word, literally and/or (2) we can never know the truth.

    The so-called emergent church is nothing new. Basically it is a form of universalism. (1) You can never know absolute truth and/or (2) there are many paths to God. Of course this smacks in the fact of the verse that chides people that are forever seeking but never coming into the knowledge of the truth.

    My FORMER PASTOR, Bishop Carlton Pearson, began this slide into the ‘there is nothing wrong with a person being Christian and homosexual’. That evolved into the gospel of inclusion. It is the exact same madness being preached by the emergent heretics. To say that a person in sin is okay denies Christ as our Messiah. This is past dangerous to me. The Bible says in 1 John (forget the chapter) that if a person denies that Christ is the Messiah that is the spirit of anti-Christ. This also shows a woeful lack of the knowledge of the word of God. I guess if you do not feel like it is really God’s communication to us why bother to know it.

    We are living in amazing times.

  3. Rich Bordner says:

    Great post.

    I’ve commented on Jones’ recent meanderings about homosexuality here.

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