Amillennialist

Taking ecumenism a little too far

In Doorman-Priest, Ecumenism, False Gospel, Justification, The Word of God on March 24, 2009 at 10:50 PM

Doorman-Priest calls himself a “Lutheran,” but he promotes a false gospel by claiming that a person who does not believe in Christ but is sincere and “good enough” will be saved.

In this respect, he aligns himself with Roman Catholic doctrine (and others) and contradicts the Word of God (which he dismisses as meaningless, so I doubt he’ll feel any consternation about this).

An interesting little tidbit to add to the “good enough gospel,” from here:

Another reason that it would be correct to say the Catholic church teaches salvation by works is that it teaches that non-Christians can be saved by works without faith in Christ (Catechism of the Catholic Church: Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the Gospel of Christ or his Church, but nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart, and, moved by grace, try in their actions to do his will as they know it through the dictates of conscience – those too may achieve eternal salvation (Paragraph 847)).

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  1. Unfortunately this tolerant, universalist, humanistic view of God has infected the mainline churches, including many Lutherans.

    What a shame.

  2. Unfortunately this tolerant, universalist, humanistic view of God has infected the mainline churches, including many Lutherans.

    What a shame.

  3. Ecumenism has come to mean ‘everyone believing nothing together’. It has become so difficult for people steeped in pluralism and postmodernism to grasp the clarity of the gospel, which is perilous.

    So, Amen.

    I have been thinking, though… as profoundly important as it is to defend the true gospel – to answer those who would alloy it or marginalize it or deflect it – it is perhaps even more important that its power is actually demonstrated in the church. That the power of God is displayed in the church that unbelievers might see and take notice.

    The gospel is powerful (Romans 1:16), and if we are faithful in not only defending but also proclaiming the gospel, the lost will be saved and the power of the cross manifested.

  4. Ecumenism has come to mean ‘everyone believing nothing together’. It has become so difficult for people steeped in pluralism and postmodernism to grasp the clarity of the gospel, which is perilous.

    So, Amen.

    I have been thinking, though… as profoundly important as it is to defend the true gospel – to answer those who would alloy it or marginalize it or deflect it – it is perhaps even more important that its power is actually demonstrated in the church. That the power of God is displayed in the church that unbelievers might see and take notice.

    The gospel is powerful (Romans 1:16), and if we are faithful in not only defending but also proclaiming the gospel, the lost will be saved and the power of the cross manifested.

  5. Well said, gentlemen!

  6. Well said, gentlemen!

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