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One subtle deception of John MacArthur: Bad Quotes

December 17, 2007

I am amazed that more people do not understand that Truth protects us… we do not protect truth.

John MacArthur states in his book The Truth War…
“It is our duty to guard, proclaim, and pass that truth on to the next generation.” [1 Timothy 6:20–21]

Now let’s go look at his reference.
“O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge— 21 by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.”

Note how subtle this is… but that is how Satan works!

Yes, Paul is stating to Timothy to “Guard what was committed to your trust..” but does Paul go on to say “go out and fight and expose those who attack truth.”? No.

Paul simply states to Timothy to guard Truth by, “avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge…”

Notice the word… “avoiding“. It does not nor has ever meant to declare war on others.

My Truth is the Person of Jesus Christ. I see that He protects me… I cannot do anything to protect Jesus for He is God and I am a mere man.

So, my question is this… What kind of god needs protecting? And if that god does, how can a finite man protect an Almighty, all powerful God?

It seems to me that John MacArthur has diminished God from Who He really is in this “truth war” and the more I learn of John MacArthur’s theology, the more I wonder if he thinks himself greater than God Himself…

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One subtle deception of John MacArthur: Bad Quotes

December 17, 2007

I am amazed that more people do not understand that Truth protects us… we do not protect truth.

John MacArthur states in his book The Truth War…
“It is our duty to guard, proclaim, and pass that truth on to the next generation.” [1 Timothy 6:20–21]

Now let’s go look at his reference.
“O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge— 21 by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.”

Note how subtle this is… but that is how Satan works!

Yes, Paul is stating to Timothy to “Guard what was committed to your trust..” but does Paul go on to say “go out and fight and expose those who attack truth.”? No.

Paul simply states to Timothy to guard Truth by, “avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge…”

Notice the word… “avoiding“. It does not nor has ever meant to declare war on others.

My Truth is the Person of Jesus Christ. I see that He protects me… I cannot do anything to protect Jesus for He is God and I am a mere man.

So, my question is this… What kind of god needs protecting? And if that god does, how can a finite man protect an Almighty, all powerful God?

It seems to me that John MacArthur has diminished God from Who He really is in this “truth war” and the more I learn of John MacArthur’s theology, the more I wonder if he thinks himself greater than God Himself…

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The accusations fly and the implode continues….

July 30, 2007

This article seem to not even need any comments it speaks volumes itself as to how far Ken and Crew will go to slander and lie.

Note: There are a few that are discussing and exploring Universalism… yet not the type that all get “saved” in the end… as even Spenser Burke states: “I am a universalist that believes in Hell”… which should be an indication he is not “that” type of universalist as in “all get saved in the end”. His view is that all are saved, unless you “opt out”.

I do not agree with him ( ~ emerging thought in Montana ~: Universalism: Why I do not agree) as I do not see that Spenser has built he case, nor did Scot McKnight (Jesus Creed » Heretic’s Guide to Eternity 4) and many, many others… Spenser is a voice, who still believes in Hell… so the statement, “and exposes his universalism and his panentheism only to be told that he doesn’t speak for Emergent.” is still not accurate… maybe “speaks within” out speaks as part of”.

My other point is what is to be made of the statement that Paul states about the gaol of God through Jesus as in 1 Cor 15:28 ” When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.” I think this verse sounds a little “panentheism” (What is panentheism?) I think there is a good case for the topic though I myself have not pursued that as a possibility.

The real issue is the insistent connection with the occult… it has become a sick obsession of Ken Silva. His statements like these are sadly what make him lose more and more credibility (if he had any);

“These words were written by Julie Clawson whose husband Mike was one of the planners of the Mideast Emergent “Gathering”, which by the way also happens to a term Wiccans use as well for their meetings.”

I guess anyone who “gathers” is now in league with Satan…

Acts 12:44. “On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord.”
Matthew 18:20. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

The logic is just not there unless Ken is saying…

Well that is the over simplicity of his allegations.

SO it seems the only whining ( And the Whining of the Emergent Church Continues…) that does continue is Kens is somehow shocked about the response to the slanderous posters of Phil Johnson… That they were more Christ-like than the attack could ever be. As Ken shows his nasty side by calling this article “hit piece”. (Motivation or Ridicule?) Yep, Julie Clawson is so vicious in her attack against Ken and Phil… LOL! It seems that Ken is opposed to anything that resemble Jesus Christ in action. I ma just wonder how Ken did not fit “semi-pelagian” in the article. Oh wait! He did! LOL!

Notice that Ken calls for fire from heaven?

“You see, “soon” it’s going to get mighty hot up in here…O Lord send us Thy fire…” ~Ken Silva

Maybe he needs reminded of the words of Jesus…

Luke 9: 54 – 56. “When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them ?” But Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they went to another village. “

Be blessed,
iggy

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The accusations fly and the implode continues….

July 30, 2007

This article seem to not even need any comments it speaks volumes itself as to how far Ken and Crew will go to slander and lie.

Note: There are a few that are discussing and exploring Universalism… yet not the type that all get “saved” in the end… as even Spenser Burke states: “I am a universalist that believes in Hell”… which should be an indication he is not “that” type of universalist as in “all get saved in the end”. His view is that all are saved, unless you “opt out”.

I do not agree with him ( ~ emerging thought in Montana ~: Universalism: Why I do not agree) as I do not see that Spenser has built he case, nor did Scot McKnight (Jesus Creed » Heretic’s Guide to Eternity 4) and many, many others… Spenser is a voice, who still believes in Hell… so the statement, “and exposes his universalism and his panentheism only to be told that he doesn’t speak for Emergent.” is still not accurate… maybe “speaks within” out speaks as part of”.

My other point is what is to be made of the statement that Paul states about the gaol of God through Jesus as in 1 Cor 15:28 ” When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.” I think this verse sounds a little “panentheism” (What is panentheism?) I think there is a good case for the topic though I myself have not pursued that as a possibility.

The real issue is the insistent connection with the occult… it has become a sick obsession of Ken Silva. His statements like these are sadly what make him lose more and more credibility (if he had any);

“These words were written by Julie Clawson whose husband Mike was one of the planners of the Mideast Emergent “Gathering”, which by the way also happens to a term Wiccans use as well for their meetings.”

I guess anyone who “gathers” is now in league with Satan…

Acts 12:44. “On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord.”
Matthew 18:20. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

The logic is just not there unless Ken is saying…

Well that is the over simplicity of his allegations.

SO it seems the only whining ( And the Whining of the Emergent Church Continues…) that does continue is Kens is somehow shocked about the response to the slanderous posters of Phil Johnson… That they were more Christ-like than the attack could ever be. As Ken shows his nasty side by calling this article “hit piece”. (Motivation or Ridicule?) Yep, Julie Clawson is so vicious in her attack against Ken and Phil… LOL! It seems that Ken is opposed to anything that resemble Jesus Christ in action. I ma just wonder how Ken did not fit “semi-pelagian” in the article. Oh wait! He did! LOL!

Notice that Ken calls for fire from heaven?

“You see, “soon” it’s going to get mighty hot up in here…O Lord send us Thy fire…” ~Ken Silva

Maybe he needs reminded of the words of Jesus…

Luke 9: 54 – 56. “When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them ?” But Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they went to another village. “

Be blessed,
iggy

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Slice of Laodicea is Rated…

July 16, 2007

Free Online Dating

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:

hell (3x)
dead (2x)
drugs (1x)

Soooooo, I just was thinking… what about blogs like SoL?

And just as I suspected… rated “PG”! So much for me being a dirty mouthed “emergent”.

LOL!
iggy

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Slice of Laodicea is Rated…

July 16, 2007

Free Online Dating

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:

hell (3x)
dead (2x)
drugs (1x)

Soooooo, I just was thinking… what about blogs like SoL?

And just as I suspected… rated “PG”! So much for me being a dirty mouthed “emergent”.

LOL!
iggy

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OK… if you think I have gone too far… then…

April 11, 2007

OK. If you think I have gone too far in something… most probably I have. I admit it! I am a frail creature who sometimes lets that worldly flesh get the better of me…

BUT PLEASE NOTE THIS:

My intention is not to just tear down anyone at CRN… but I hope to show that there is some really bad things going on there and if they are a part of it just saying, ” I didn’t write that so don’t hold me accountable over someone else’s post.” It just does not cut it… you are in a “network” and in the “network” as the dictionary defines…

“An extended group of people with similar interests or concerns who interact and remain in informal contact for mutual assistance or support.”

You are connected because of similar interests. So what are we to surmise from that? What are your similar interests… it seems that there are a bunch of people that seem to want to rag on others they disagree with… (which is one of the criticisms of the emerging church btw) And in that “ragging” it is often about very MINOR issues as opposed to calling someone a name… or a heretic… or an apostate.

The Bible tells us we will have disagreement, (1 Cor 11:19) yet that is not to divide over. (1 Cor 1:10).

So, can we disagree and yet live at peace? I know the people I associate and network with would do this in a heartbeat… or less… how about your group?

In our disagreements we are told to “live at peace as best you can” (Romans 12:18) as the body of Christ is not divided… and all parts are needed. (1 Cor 12)

So I appeal to scripture… as I already noted that how can some speak against the very Body of our Lord and say that you do not need all its members? Think about that the next time you go to speak against a brother in Christ… (If you have decided that some are not “brothers” I cannot help you… I will only pray that you come to your senses and realize you are not God and cannot see into another man’s heart… for only Holy Spirit know the heart of man.(Romans 8:27)

I close with this appeal to you who see fit to judge others…

1 Cor 4:5 5. ” Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.”

I think “nothing” is pretty clear here… so until the Lord comes hold your judgment for only Christ Jesus will judge in all fairness and justly… John 5:22-23 states:

“Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.”

And finally these words of Jesus Who states in John 8:15-16

“You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one. But if I do judge, my decisions are right, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.”

Are you willing to take the chance and judge another by your human standards? Are you perfectly just in all your decisions? Are all your decisions right?

Then go ahead an judge all you want for you are now God…