Thursday, July 26, 2007

Name Calling

I was just accused by another blogger of demonstrating "centered of the self semi-pelagian new evangelical emerging rebellion against the Bible."

Um...does anyone even know what that means?! :) Okay, yes, I do know what all those words mean and can comprehend the meaning when strung together...but...wow. It made me laugh a little bit. Funny that I blasted pelagianism in Theology 101, but they weren't in that class. Obviously, this person has never met me nor heard my strong exhortations to people to dig into the Bible, guard the Gospel, etc.

7 Comments:

At 8:57 AM, Blogger nathan. said...

I laughed out loud when I read that too. Funny. I bet he really feels better about himself too about writing that.

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger Ken Silva said...

Hello,

I'd be very careful not to "laugh" too soon if you don't even know what it is I have said to you.

This isn't some sort of game and you will be judged by your reaction to the "exhorations" you have supposedly made.

If I were you I'd make the time to look into the Reformation. The highly subjective interpretions of Holy Scripure that the contemplative rubbish you teach is what led to its cause...

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger Heather Z said...

Oh brother. Ken, you obviously did not read all of my post. Yes, I know who Pelagian was and what he erroneously taught.

And I also am very aware of the Reformation-- it came about primarily over disagreement over the issue of justification by faith. Martin Luther disagreed with the selling of salvation-- not about using our God-given imaginations to help us understand the Bible (in which proper understanding and application does not allow for subjective interpretations). I just showed the movie Luther (which I highly recommend, by the way) to the Theology class I am teaching, and we discussed the Reformation and the doctrines of salvation at our last meeting.

And I also take very seriously the warnings issued in Ezekiel 34 and that teachers/leaders will be held to a higher standard. I understand that I am responsible for what I teach and will be judged accordingly-- so help me God.

Ken, I don't know you and you don't know me. :) So why are you making all these assumptions about what I know, don't know, teach, don't teach, believe, and don't believe? As your sister in Christ, can I propose that we try to be iron sharpening iron instead of iron beating iron? :)

 
At 8:19 PM, Blogger david rudd said...

heather,

i'm sorry to see that this disease has spread here...

i've seen these "comments" on many other blogs. for what it's worth, i think he's mistaken in his accusations. :)

keep up the great work, you guys are a model and an inspiration of what a passion for the lost can do.

 
At 9:12 AM, Blogger Ken Silva said...

Heather,

If truly understood these issues you wouldn't be teaching what you are teaching.

And David,

1 Corinthians 11:18-19. You're on the wrong side there "brother."

 
At 9:36 AM, Blogger Heather Z said...

Sorry, Ken. Just got to disagree with you here. :) Your last comment is very vague, and you presume to know things about me that you just don't know. :) But back to the issue at hand- there is absolutely nothing in the Bible that prohibits us from using our God-given imaginations to help us understand and grasp the texts of Scripture.

For readers who have no clue what this is about, Mr. Silva and some blog had a problem with the post Sarah Owen wrote on last week's Bible Drill Wednesday over at zonegathering.com. For whatever it's worth, I'm so thankful for Sarah Owen, her fantastic teaching, and her steadfast devotion to the learning, application, and teaching of God's truth and the methods of inductive Bible Study.

You can read the disputed post here.

 
At 9:42 AM, Blogger Heather Z said...

Whoops! There was a problem with my link. Let's try this again. You can read Sarah's excellent post on Biographical Study Method here.

 

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