"We will never save civilisation as long as civilisation is our main object. We must learn to want something else even more."
—C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
If [any] of you heard me say something that you believed was injurious to the gospel, you would love me enough to tell me.
Easy? I disagree. My guess? JMac
Mark Dever?What if I were to actually say it on my blog? and then just say it was I who said it? It would be true, then (both in content and that I'd said it), and I'd really like to relieve you of one of those TNIVs.
You are wrong, and you also violated a fundamental principle. You asked permission first. You would have had a better shot if you'd just done it.Besides, I reserve the right to make up rules mid-game against such convoluted nonsense.
Charles H. Spurgeon?
Not to commit another fundamental violation by apologizing for a fundamental violation, but I will say I'm sorry anyway. Just this once. I am a fundamentalist, after all. (*sorry*)That I'm a fundamentalist also means I must also add a disclaimer that will legitimate this unwitting trespass. Here is that qualifier, for the record: I really thought there was only one rule -- No Googling. If I'd only known that there were more rules, I would've delighted to know them comprehensively and break them selectively. !!!
Spurgeon is likewise wrong.Joy,There is only one rule, but since I am likewise a fundamentalist, I reserve the right to make up more.
I would say Billy Graham, but when has he ever cared.
No, no, and no.[sigh]It's like you're disrespecting my prize by not trying.This may help: Think about the medium.
Phil Johnson. (the record-setting short-lived blogger)
No, not Phil, and not that medium.
Nope. More orthodox.
Ok, I'm making a new rule (maybe even a new game): Whoever finds your niftiest utterance this week gets a complimentary TNIV, even if she can't guess the quote above for the life of her. I believe I have a winner for you, already!It's gotta be Joy McCarnan, with BEN'S NIFTIEST UTTERANCE OF THE WEEK:"So it comes down to a chicken vs. egg=gospel vs. culture question, right? I don't know whether the gospel is the chicken or the egg, but I'm convinced that it MUST come first."Yeah? Yeah?
Al Mohler. You're sending me a Bible.
You win, but I ain't sending you diddley. After all, you had the inside track, having already heard the quote on the interview. I'm not going to reward you for your tardiness.Rules are rules.
This is an outrage. Can I sue you? Come on, I don't have a TNIV yet.
Sure you can sue, but we'll soon find out how seriously our churches take 1 Corinthians 6 and church discipline. Could get complicated with an inter-church squabble. Maybe a Doc will volunteer his services to sort things out.
Don't you understand? I have Christian liberty to reject the Bible's teachings if I want to.
Silly me. Of course you can. You'll have to excuse me. I'm not very postmodern.
al mohler always gets picked.i was trying to spread the love. so...ditto the "outrage."for once, i agree with ryan martin. =}
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