Discernmentalists have have long celebrated platonic dualism. We like to divide the world into the flesh (all that is bad), where God can’t go….and the spirit (where God is and we hope to be someday). In the end we want knowledge, accurate knowledge – you know 100% perfect doctrine….because we all know we are saved by perfect theology. For more detail:
“For example, Paul quite often writes about the ‘flesh’ and the ‘spirit’. If he held the Greek dualistic world view, Paul might mean by ‘flesh’ the lower, material side of life: hunger, lust, desire for significance, all the facets of living in the material, fallen world; a place in which God is not interested in dwelling, a place which is thus separated from His presence. And Paul might mean by ‘spirit’ the higher, spiritual side of life: the loftier pursuit of the knowledge of God and being in His presence; the place where communion and fellowship is possible in a way not possible if we are living in the material world of the flesh. This is in fact how modern evangelicalism interprets much of Paul’s writing about flesh and spirit.”
We embrace modern evangelicalism, because that is what we have always believed! Since we KNOW we are right, and we don’t NEED correction, we know what we know.
We are bothered by such statements as “For Paul, the flesh and the spirit are not two different realms of knowledge or experience, but rather two different routes by which to attain moral goodness, the highest goal of human experience.” WHY? Because it sounds TOO much like Rob Bell’s apostate-liberal-new-age video EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL. Indeed, we are flabbergasted by this suggestion “Therefore, the Greek separation of the spiritual and the material world, which was imported into Christianity after Paul wrote his epistles, provides an incorrect interpretive grid for understanding Paul’s writings.”
We don’t have interpretive grids, in fact we are gridless. We have the pure doctrines that we draw directly from the bible without any cultural, theological or moral biases…..
Simple purity. Rest assured.
Blast of gas from Past ODM News reports: Eric Barger of Take A Stand Ministries notes “In essence, what Obama decreed on December 17 gave INTERPOL agents the right and ability to operate as an untouchable police force with unquestioned and unrestrained authority inside the United States.”
I guess now INTERPOL has the same jurisdiction as the CIA and NSA? We believe that the CIA should be able to do anything it wants, to anyone, and anybody to preserve our way of life. When INTERPOL does it to get terrorists its wrong. We concur.
Truthslayer still in horror over Obama
Mark our word. When a ministry says “we are bible believing,” you can believe that they are bible believing. No need to test the waters…especially if they vent against other ministries in the guise of bible ministry. As a matter of fact, if you complain a lot against other ministries it is likely that this ministry is MUCH MORE HOLY and RIGHTEOUS than other ministries who SHOULD fall in line and get with the program. Simply put, if you say “we are bible believing” it gives you license to attack other ministries with unfounded license.
That is why Take A Stand Ministries is just a simple bible believing ministry who has the entire bible untangled and figured out. If you want bible believing certainty, and all that non-sensical post-modern, new-age liberal mystery and wonder jettisoned from scripture….this is a ministry that you should embrace.
ODMafia approved—-Truthslayer endorsed
The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer:
‘I thank you, God, that I am not a HERETIC like everyone else. For my theological doctrines are pure (American & conservative), I pray 3 times a day (unlike my Muslim enemies who pray excessively at 5 prayers), I refuse to address social justice (because that sounds too my like socialism), I attack anyone who critiques capitalism (because consumerism, accumulation & exploitation) has nothing to do with the good news (and unAmerican). I also criticize anyone who speaks against militarism by calling them commies and liberals…because I am thankful to be alone in holding up the absolute biblical truth.
Finally ….I thank-you that I go from church to church to speak against other believers & calling them false teachers, heretics and apostates.”
Hunting down heretics and spotting heresies in our many enemies for your protection,
Truthslayer out (as in outing heretics)!