Thursday, February 28, 2008

Jacob Prasch defends Chuck Smith against Purpose Driven attack

Notable Bible teacher, Jacob Prasch of Moriel Ministries has written a comprehensive article addressing the issue of “doctrine” versus “experience” which kind of summarises the Emergent Movement, currently raging like wildfire and wreaking havocs in the Church of God.
The article was actually written in defense of Chuck Smith, Roger Oakland and Dave Hunt who had been critically attacked by Richard Abanes of Saddleback Church in reaction to their expressed position regarding Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Agenda.
Describing the response by Mr. Abanes as “an exercise in circumlocution failing centrally and candidly to address the various concerns voiced to the unbiblical nature of The Purpose Driven Agenda” Dr Prasch went on a systematic excursion exposing the progression of errors in recent times beginning from issues such as so-called “Christian yoga”, through the Toronto laughing revival, the re-packaging of Norman Peel’s positive thinking ideas in Christian language, etc, and eventually to the Purpose driven agenda of Rick Warren - which Prasch sees as opening the door to the Emergent doctrine being championed by Brian McLaren.
For this very important article, which ends by repeating Prasch’s standing challenge of Rick Warren to an open “properly formatted and filmed webcase debate” on his Purpose Driven ethos, see E-copy of the article is attached with this edition for our e-subscribers.

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