Eric “Take A Stand” Barger valiantly defends Wesley against McLaren

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So called Pastor Scott notes “Eric Barger has criticized Brian McLaren for saying that if John Wesley were alive today that he would be an emerging church leader. Brian made that comment in the light of Wesley’s tendency to take his preaching into the fields and to use methods around him (including bar tunes) to extend the gospel. We need renewal movements like the EC reminding us to take the good news to where broken people are.”

Pastor Scott, its ok for Wesley to be innovative, think outside the box and to go so far as to use dirty bar tunes for the gospel. That is because the suspicious word EMERGING was not invented yet. You see anything different or creative or imaginative is BAD BAD BAD today. Luther used the printing press, that is ok because…that was “back then” and “this is now.” If you try to explain the gospel in a way that is tangible to a post-modern that is BAD BAD BAD…because Post-Moderns need hell…not Jesus. Moderns are ok though….because most of us think and use a framework based on this model.

Remember its not enough just to disagree with McLaren…we must contend (if we are orthodox and the side of truth) that he is going to hell….

In the future please check with us…or be relegated to the Camp of the Apostates.

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