. . . and what’s popular is not always right.
I heard a lot of self-congratulatory gloating today. I heard a lot of people fondly reliving one person’s “zinger” of a comment that was at the same time libelous and extremely misleading.
I’m not what you would call an “FV advocate” (apologies to my many readers who are not in this particular intramural debate. Just count your blessings that you are not, and stay tuned for my next post, which will definitely not be on this same subject), but I know a little something about being accused of something and never getting to have your say.
Let’s get something straight: no one in today’s discussion has ever denied justification by faith. Not one of them. Just because a famous retired pastor or a famous author says they have does not make it so. Just because people keep repeating the same misinformation does not make it true.
If you want to know what someone believes, just ask him. I have asked them. I’ve talked to four of these notorious individuals myself. I do not recognize them in the report we heard today. I’m sure they don’t recognize themselves.
We need mature, reasoned, charitable discussions of such matters, not theological one-liners.
“In the meadow we can build a straw man . . .”