Surprised? You shouldn’t be.
Yes, Brian McLauren, the enigmatic guru of the emergent church movement is watering gay churches. And why not? After all, the emergent church and the gay christian movements are cut from the same false doctrine cloth which rejects sound biblical doctrine. When we wrote in early February that is was “inevitable” that elements of these two false movements would coalese, we were almost two years behind. The core goal of value-less unity is a strong component of both movements.
McLauren appeared at the same homosexual church in Arkansas that southern gospel music singer Kirk Talley did. This Flickr photo slide, shows a very comfortable McLauren speaking at the Sherwood Open Door Church in December 2006. Unfortunately, we have no record of what McLauren told them.
But there is ample written proof that McLauren is a saltless false prophet whose goal is to redefine the faith once delivered to the saints into a subjective guessing game as to what and who’s right.
To get a more complete picture of McLauren gay christian ideology read this and check this out John MacArthur’s response. McClauren tells the church have a “moratorium” on discussions about homosexuality in order to “help us resist the “winds of doctrine” blowing furiously from the left and right, so we can patiently wait for the wind of the Spirit to set our course.”
If you have read our posts on antinomianism you can quickly spot the “Spirit trumps Word” ideology. The “Spirit” (not the Holy Spirit) allows one the unfettered liberty to live above the so-called legalism of the Bible. Thus, no scripture which condemns homosexuality is applicable. How very convenient for the gay christian movement. Freedom has a whole new meaning.
Likewise, the theology of the church’s Pastor is steeped in antinomianism. He regards the Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality as nothing more than “legalism” or slavery.
“Paul tells us in Galatians that we should not allow anyone to put a harness of slavery on us ever again. A friend of mine says it is amazing how many people would rather worship at the foot of Mount Sinai where Moses received the Law instead of the foot of Mount Calvary where Jesus set us free from the heaviness and impossible requirements of the Law. Those who today still hold to a legalistic approach to salvation and God’s love are mean-spirited and exclusive. Their love is conditional and so is their acceptance.” [source]
Needless to say, the pastor is completely wrong. His theology is driven by his desire to cover, justify and protect his own sinful lifestyle rather than to honestly exegete what the scripture says. The Bible calls that handling the Word of God deceitfully.
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 2 Cor 4:2.
emergent satire courtesy of pyromaniacs