The Emerging Church - Truth or Dare

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

THE EMERGING CHURCH: TRUTH OR DARE?

A RESEARCH PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR. JAMES WOODDELL
IN FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE COURSE THEO 510 ONLINE

LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

BY
MILTON T. MOHR (STUDENT ID#24580889)

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA
August 18, 2013
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2
The Whos and What of the Emerging Church Movement-------------------------------------3
Six Major Viewpoints of the Emerging Church Movement-------------------------------4-11 1. The Bible----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4 2. Jesus
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On the otherhand, they admit “mixed feelings” about the Bible because of their allegiance to postmodernism. Emerging adherents reject the notion of the Bible as providing propositional statements regarding the Christian faith.[16] Rather than focus on a doctrinal statement that specifices the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture, emerging church adherents emphasize the Bible as narrative showing how people should live. Their diminished view of the Bible lends them to a shallow view of Jesus Christ. 2. Jesus Christ Emerging church adherents do not realize the importance of Jesus Christ and His earthly ministry. They do not understand just who Jesus Christ is in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. So just what significance does Jesus have with the emergents? Brian McLaren disassociates himself with the Jesus portrayed in modern evangelicalism.[17] The Jesus that McLaren knows is “an amalgam of Protestantism and Catholicism in the broadest sense.”[18] Jesus is not the God-man of the Bible sent to earth to be the atoning sacrifice for mankind’s sin. To say that Jesus is Savior is to say that in Jesus, God is intervening in all of these ways,

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