Using the same scholarly skills shown to such shocking advantage in his book, Charismatic Chaos, Dr. John reveals the evil behind the Emerging Church movement. Minutes, if not hours of strenuous research has gone into this work that reveals the very heart of this Satan-influenced movement in the Church:
,,,its proponents are much more interested in dialogue and conversation. As a result, propositional truth (which tends to end dialogue rather than start it) is scorned and rebuffed as an outmoded vestige of twentieth-century modernism.
I must heartily agree with Dr. John; we need more propositional truth to end dialogue – one can never avoid enough "dialogue and conversation." We just need to sit at the feet of such erudite expositors of the correct exegesis of scripture as Dr. John.
Poor Dan Kimball attempts to respond to the powerful arguments of Dr. John, but one feels he’s not up to the challenge. I mean, what does dear Dan really know about the Emerging Church. Oh sure, he’s written a couple of books about it, The Emerging Church and Emerging Worship but what does that say about him. Good grief, Brian McLaren wrote the forward to TEC. Need I say more. (And just look at his hair, for heaven’s sake. Dan’s not Brian’s. Brian is follicly-challenged)
Granted, Dan has actually been to numerous churches that call themselves Emerging and even co-leads one – but how important is actual research & experience – surely there’s enough information on the interweb and in DA Carson’s book for Dr. John to come to his most scholarly conclusions. He is Dr. J, after all. He’s read the Bible from cover to cover more than once. I doubt any of the emerging church folk even own bibles – well, at least not translations that me and Dr. J would approve of.
No. If you want to be safe, you must adhere to the gracious wisdom and knowledge of Dr. John. Let him do all the thinking for you. You’ll be a better Christian for it.
(Please note: This post in know way means to confuse Dr. John MacArthur with that other Dr. John, Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., the infamous New Orleans based boogie woogie piano playing miscreant.)