Did Charisma let some ranting “prophet” share their latest divine revelation, or post an article promoting a heresy condemned by an early church ecumenical council?
Well, probably…but that’s not exactly news.
What Charisma did do was allow noted cessationist and biblical exegete, Dr. Albert Mohler, to post an article on their website that goes after Joel & Victoria Osteen for their prosperity gospel theology.
No, I’m serious.
That about sums it up.
Letting a cessationist and orthodox evangelical biblical scholar (who understands the gospel with a level of clarity that necessarily excludes competing “gospels”) post an article on Charisma has not only proved to be a meltdown, but has caused no small amount of gunfire in the comment thread.
A rather alarming amount of people have shown up and pulled the trigger, condemning Dr. Mohler and supporting the Osteens as champions of gospel fidelity and orthodoxy. That’s not exactly the trigger a person should be pulling…
You think I’m overstating things?
Go check out the comments. I tossed the link up on Facebook today and described the Charisma post as “The entire Strange Fire conference validated in 1 post and its comment thread”.
Didn’t Dr. Craig Keener say that he didn’t write a book condemning the prosperity gospel because “no one believes in prosperity teaching anymore”?Someone should tell the folks over at Charisma.