Thursday, August 16, 2007

Archbishop Peter Jensen of Sydney, Australia "has taken the extraordinary step of banning John Shelby Spong, a fellow member of the Anglican communion who arrives in Sydney this morning, from churches in his diocese."

The article is found in The Australian regarding this issue. Spong is a retired bishop of Newark, N.J. and is well-known in the evangelical world for denying almost every cardinal doctrine that we as evangelicals hold. You name a doctrine - he has attempted to deny it.

In one of Spong's books, Jesus for the Non-Religious, here is what it contains:

The book questions biblical references to the nature of the birth of Jesus
Christ, his ability to perform miracles and the Resurrection.

So we see that even in the Anglican church Bishop Jensen is denying some to speak to the people. How much more should we take care in proclaiming the absolute truth to our people.

Remember, Titus 1:9 (which I am becoming convinced is the theme verse for the letter):

Titus 1:9 9 holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.

Let us be the people today that are so holding fast to the faithful word that we teach the truth and are equipped to refute those who deny it (i.e. Spong).


Dave said...

I always wondered why people would be dedicated to a 'religion' when they simply deny its basis? Always confusing...thanks for the post

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