(Originally Published on Aug. 29, 2007. This post originally had a video but it since been lost.).
The more I hear, read and discover about the new emergent church movement, the more I see what a waste of time it is. It is just more anti-authoritarian liberal dogma that you cannot have any real truth when it comes to God. (Please note the contradiction in that sentence!) For these people, what is important is simply accepting one another for whatever psycho-babel theology they may want to produce. In other words, let’s not look at what the Bible says, and believe that. Let’s just believe what we want to believe. But don’t take that from me. Look at the video and you will get a better idea of what I’m talking about.
This movement, and everything they seem to be saying, is nothing more than an attempt to come up with a new way to be Christian.
Sorry, that can’t happen. God has given us His rules. They are not there because we came up with them. They are there because He gives them. He requires that we enter into His fellowship through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ (John 6:29).
Then He requires that we live obedient lives, obedient to His word, which does require submission to others inside the church. But all that is lost on these people since they are more interested in finding “common” ground and not following the word of our Savior. BTW, even the notion that they are finding “common” ground, as if it were something hard to find, is ridiculous because they already had common ground. They are already sinners dead in their trespasses and sins. They act as though their common ground is something unique to their lives. Not so at all, they are sinners in need of grace. That applies to everyone, not just this so called unique community of emergents.
Motivational posters can be found here.