Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Postmodernism And The "New" Church

"When the tide is low, every shrimp has its own puddle." - Vance Havner

There is a new movement in the Church. Yes THAT church. The one founded on the shoulders of Peter as a directive from Jesus himself. The Bride of Christ!
It's called the postmodern church. It is an excuse to make church look like the rest of the world in order to attract the world. As, benign as that may seem, something dark sneaks in the back door.

Here is a definition of Postmodernism from
A philosophical stance which claims that it is impossible to make grand statements—meta-narratives—about the structures of society or about historic causation, because everything we perceive, express, and interpret is influenced by our gender, class, and culture; knowledge is partial and situated, and no one interpretation is superior to another.
Did you catch that? Basically Postmodernism is the unsustainable idea that there is no such thing as real truth. You are allowed to believe in truth, you just can't state that this truth is superior to that truth even if they are in direct contradiction.. thereby stripping truth of it's very definition. It basically tosses out the Law of Non-Contradiction, which is not actually possible. They take truth and dumb it down to an interpretation.

The postmodern or "emerging" church, also called "the seeker sensitive" movement takes theology and morphs it to fit culture.
I have major issues with this "New" church.
Two videos featuring R.C. Sproul, Al Mohler, and Ravi Zacharias who sum it up best...

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