Thursday, March 08, 2007

Holston Heretics

John Shuck, a Nicodemite MoWaS in my presbytery of care, has made the bold claim that fundamentalism (of the "Jesus got up bodily from the dead" type) is a heresy and that orthodoxy has never made the claim of a carnal resurrection.

Thus, I've asked him to take me to court and let us see who the church deems heretical. Here's my response:

Fundamentalism is a heresy? Orthodox faith never claimed a bodily resurrection?

Do you say this out of ignorance or resistance?
Tell you what, John. How about you put me on trial at the June presbytery for being a fundamentalist. In turn, I'll ask you to defend your position on the physical resurrection of Jesus. You can even go first.

It'll be great! (You did enjoy Gawain and the Greene Knight, didn't you?)

4 comments:

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's Logos said...

Hopefully he will take you up on the offer. It is about time we start taking serious theology.

Chris said...

I wish! But if he doesn't take the claims of Christ seriously, what's he going to do with the claims of Chris?

I'm just deeply ashamed that my presbytery turns a blind eye to what's being done in Elizabethton. There are so many children that are being inoculated against the Gospel. The older folks, I imagine, have had the chance to hear and rejected. It's those youngsters that I pray for the most.

But we serve a sovereign God. The Lamb that was slain will receive the reward of His suffering! And there are plenty of Bible-believing Christians with whom the Father can ordain contacts for those kids (and the adults).

Bayou Christian said...

charge him with heresy.

no really.

Chris said...

Can I do that? As a lowly member (well...deacon), I can't bring a charge except through a session. The session that "oversees" my preparation is in shock over the loss of a pastor. I couldn't ask them to do that (not that I think they would, anyway).

Is there another procedural path?