Thursday, July 19, 2012

Evangelical Downgrade

The Evangelical Education Society - a once respectable group in TEC says this in its latest newsletter.  

"As the term 'evangelical' evolved to connote first 'Low Church' and later the fundamentalism of biblical inerrancy, (my emphasis) the Board maintained advocacy of Anglican Evangelicalism of the English Reformation through publication of the Evangelical Outlook and the administration of a merit scholarship program.

By the late 20th century, however, this message was ineffective. (my emphasis) The EES Board seized the opportunity (to) adapt by launching the Evangelism For the 21st Century grants program in 1995.  The move was an abandonment of partisanship and advocacy and a commitment to follow the Spirit in innovative Gospel proclamation...."

So, apparently the message of the gospel (what else could they mean) was ineffective and they gave it up to follow the "Spirit in innovative Gospel proclamation..." i.e. another gospel which Paul has some harsh words about in Gal 1.

ps David Booth Beers is a Board Member

Saturday, July 14, 2012

What Ails the Episcopal Church

Read this article from the Wall Street Journal.

Does God Speak Today Apart From the Bible

This is a very troubling assertion.  R. Fowler White has written very clearly on this subject.  To summarize his    writing:

"The living and true God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is supreme head of a living church, is not mute.  He speaks - and He speaks clearly - by His Spirit and through His written word, the Bible.  Therefore, as the author of Hebrews aptly puts it, we must see to it that we do not disregard 'him who is speaking' (Heb 12.25).