The Wonks Bite Back
The response was predictable and proves my point as to why I believe they are losing their choke hold on evangelical eschatology.
Their version of the Gospel is defined not in the birth, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus, but on the details of His return.
If you disagree with their end times scenario, you’re a heretic at best and an agent of Satan at the worst.
That’s what Roger Oakland wants you to believe about Brian Brodersen….and what Jackie Alnor and her fans want you to believe about me.
Ironically, there’s not a shred of evidence that Brodersen is anything but a believer in the pretrib rapture, in truth, he has affirmed it.
I have stated repeatedly that I hold to a premillennial, pre-wrath rapture.
I think it’s helpful to examine her response and that of her friends on Facebook yesterday.
Jackie published the quote from my article yesterday, but she prefaced this with a description of this blog that was sure to cause heavy breathing and heaving among the faithful.
It’s “emergent” according to the discernment princess.
Now, I’m not sure what this term means anymore as it has become a wax nose that the ODM’s can twist into anything they choose.
It used to refer to a group that were on the far left fringe of the Christian faith that questioned not only secondary matters of the faith, but the very foundational articles of historic orthodoxy.
Evidently, now it can refer to a biblically conservative, inerrancy affirming, creed confessing, Calvinist…if he doesn’t agree with your eschatology.
Whatever it means, it means you’re one of “them” and you’re bad, and probably on your way to eternal torment.
That is the main reason that this group is losing their voice.
It’s not enough for them to disagree with you theologically…they have to condemn those who differ.
This, despite the fact that the historic church never heard of their eschatological position for 1800 years and the vast majority of believers quick and dead do not and did not hold to it.
The number of people who this group has slapped the “Anti-Christ” and “deceiver” tag on over the last fifty years has not only been proved false, but has proved that in many cases they were accusers of the brethren…and we know where that comes from, don’t we?
The fact that Jackie decided to bear false witness against me again, (in a forum where I can’t respond) is just another blip in the long history of bearing false witness for the sake of eschatology.
In an age where people can now answer the accusations made by this group and be heard, their tactics have become obvious and their credibility shrinks with every mouse click.
One of the more ignorant set of responses in the comments (and is the case whenever these debates occur) is the assumption that if you don’t believe in the pretrib scenario that you have no belief in the Second Coming at all.
The confessing church has always believed in the return of Christ and I believe in the return of Christ, so you can put Peter and the “scoffers” passage away.
My thanks to my friend Allan who put up a defense of my name…only to be warned of his evident apostasy for doing so.
We’ll look at this more later…