It’s been said that the only thing we learn from history is that we never learn from history. This obliviousness to history is happening right under our proverbial noses right now in the absolute meltdown of the US Episcopal church. Here’s an article that will absolutely make your head spin. Abandonment of the clear teaching of scripture for the popular perspectives of contemporary paganism (i.e. embracing liberalism), without fail, always destroys churches, families, and people.
It has happened with Robert Schuller and the Christian Reformed church. It has happened in the Presbyterian Church USA. It has happened in the Worldwide Anglican Church. If has happened in the United Church of Canada. It has happened in the United Lutheran Church.
It will happen in the Mennonite Brethren Church. It is happening in the Mennonite Brethren Church. I’m constantly watching it happen in the Mennonite Brethren Church.
It will not be stopped by bloggers.
It will not be stopped by housewives.
It must be stopped by repentance and return to the Lord among the leadership; people in leadership who have the power to make the systemic changes needed to return a national church conference to the Lord.
Who will be that man who wields the hammer that smashes the rocks to pieces and redeems the sheep whose false shepherds have chopped them up for their own stew?
Who will be that man who holds the standard of God’s glory and God’s word high instead of low?
Who will be that man who responds to Mark Baker from the scripture, calls him to repent, and then (when he doesn’t repent) demands his job and runs him out?
“Demands his job”? What needlessly harsh and violent words! Not very Mennonite!
Well, if you think that pointing the spotlight on a heretic, calling for repentance, and then removing a heretic is “not very Mennonite”, you don’t know much about Jesus’ teaching on biblical pacifism at all. That’s not surprising, since I’ve never once met a Mennonite who did.
Yeah, that sounds cocky, but it ain’t cocky if you can back it up.
For simple basic starters, here’s a test:
Can you to explain Matthew 5:9, 5:43-48 and Numbers 25:1-13 to me without playing the “Old Testament is Old and the New Testament is better” card? The same God (i.e. Jesus Christ) wrote them all and they have the exact same authority behind them. Matthew 5 does not trump Numbers 25; that’s the first sign that you’ve had theliberal lobotomy.
I’ve gotta go and move now.
Until Next Time,
Lyndon “True Pacifist” Unger