Wednesday, December 05, 2007

"More Liberal Than Ever Before"

Download Jeff Noblit's talk at the recent Building Bridges Conferences Southern Baptists and Calvinism. Noblit doesn't pull any punches. He describes candidly his fears for the theological condition of today's SBC churches with these words: "In the churches, where it matters, I believe we are more liberal than ever before."

This condition is the product of a strategy that began with the agencies, particularly the seminaries, so that the head is healthy, but the heart—the churches—is dying. The battle for the inerrancy of Scripture was won, but the battle for the sufficiency of Scripture has scarcely been engaged. He calls it the difference between Rick Warren and John MacArthur.

The outcome is that "the outer cloak may look much like Spurgeon or Criswell, but the man on the inside looks more like Robert Schuller or Oprah Winfrey."

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