While addressing the prevailing mindset in fundamentalism, he made the statement quoted in the title of this post. Jordan explicitly opposes the seeker mindset, which hands over control of the church's worship to unregenerate people, but he speaks boldly to the culture of fundamentalism with statements like these:
We need to begin a process of exegeting our beliefs, because some of what we believe, God didn't say. . . . A lot of the stuff isn't against what God said. It's just not what God said. So is that valueless? It might have great value. That's not the point. The point is, it's not what God said. . . . We are afraid of the truth.If you can order this message from Northland, it will be well worth the investment.
We think if we can get people to live like the Cleavers, then they will be holy.
We [pastors] are really not mad that our people are different from Christ. We're mad that they're different from us.
We somehow glorify error to the right like it's better than error to the left.