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Emerging Church; Euphemism for Liberal Believers?
It strikes me, having read the outlines which govern the so-called ‘Emerging Church’ that we are in danger of losing sight of the fundamentals which Jesus and the Apostles laid down in the Scriptures. There are no certainties in the approach of Emerging Church theology, a lack of acknowledgment of the overruling authority of Sacred Scripture and the corpus of Sacred Tradition. Can it really be, as I have read, that modern discipleship need not necessarily be the same as that promoted in the Bible?! Unbelievable! Jesus operated in the realm of constancy and absolutes. No deviation from the set course he laid down. Why else warn that the way to life was narrow and to be discovered by very few? All very well to speak of the metaphorical ‘glass door’ through which to view the Scriptural record, but this ‘cultural lamp’ which we are meant to shine on the Scriptures in order to see their so-called ‘real meaning’ is perilous and, in my opinion, bordering on anti-Christian. It is theological perspectives like that of Emerging Church theology which have caused the Body of Christ to entertain women priests, homosexuality etc. as acceptable before God. Get back to basics. That’s theonly way to divine blessing.