53: An Overcommitment to Biblical Inerrancy? (with Ray Gilford) Part 2 – The Preacher’s Forum — The Preacher’s Forum (reblogged)

Tweet In this final episode of MindShift for 2017, Ray Gilford and I finish our discussion we began last week on the subject of biblical inerrancy–the fundamentalist belief that “the Bible is 100% error-free”–inerrant. In Part 2, Ray opens up about his own personal journey away from church. The idea of biblical absolutism–the teaching that…

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Deconstructing Biblical Inerrancy – reblogged from The Preacher’s Forum

“So, for example, the first and original epistle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth would be illustrative of an original autograph, or first manuscript. However, for conservative scholars who affirm this teaching, there are several problems, chief of which is this: we do not possess a single original manuscript. How, then, are Christians to know for certain that their Bibles today—which are copies of copies of copies, and translations from dead languages to boot—are indeed both inspired and inerrant?”

Source: http://preachersforum.com/2017/12/15/deconstructing-biblical-inerrancy/

“Do You Hear Me?” – from Marci Preheim’s blog- Story by Sex Crimes Victim No. 2 and Pastor John MacArthur’s Organization Not Handling a Sex Predator

*Note from Marci: This is not my story. It is another Jane Doe who has suffered at the hands of the leadership at The Master’s University, Seminary and Grace Community Church. I have offered my blog as a platform for these people who have been sexually and spiritually abused but want to remain anonymous to…

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“Do You See Me?” – story by “Jane” about being drugged and sexually assaulted by a pastor John MacArthur The Master’s Seminary Student. Cover-Up and Intimidation by MacArthur’s Schools and Staff. -Featured on Marci Preheim’s blog

‘Rick [Holland] leaves the room several times to go talk to [[pastor] John MacArthur [Grace Community Church in Southern California]. He comes back with John’s ruling on the matter. Rick tells me that I need to be disciplined for doing drugs, drinking alcohol and almost dancing. He said the consequence for breaking the rules is that I will be kicked out of the college. He is angry at me for going to the police and the doctor. I should have let the church handle this without outside interference. He tells me not to tell anyone else, not my fellow classmates, not my teachers, not anyone at church.

“You are ruining that young man’s life!” He says.’

Source: http://www.marcipreheim.com/2017/09/18/do-you-see-me/

The problem with excommunication – a response to Desiring God – by Rebecca Davis/Here’s The Joy blog

A couple of weeks ago someone forwarded to me a post from Desiring God that hit me like a punch in the stomach. In an article called “Kicked Out of Church: How God Brought Me Home” (link), author Scarlett Clay begins her story right after her church had excommunicated her, showing the indignation of her […]

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A Successful Church Takeover Using Stealth Strategies in the Calvinista Playbook. – by The Wartburg Watch blog

This detailed testimony of a church takeover is a tremendous tool to help someone recognize the moves Calvinistas make to gain control over the congregation

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Helpful Resources Dealing with Spiritual Abuse. -by Spiritual Sounding Board blog

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