In his classic 1923 book, Christianity and Liberalism, the great Presbyterian scholar and Princeton Professor Jay Gresham Machen reminds us that people who deny the fundamentals of the Christian faith are not just liberal Christians; they belong to another religion entirely. When it comes to liberalism, Machen wrote, Christianity “is battling against a totally diverse type of religious belief,” rooted in naturalism. Despite its use of Christian terminology, “liberalism not only is a different religion from Christianity but belongs in a totally different class of religions.”
If I ever saw evidence of this writ large, it is the willingness of Presbyterian publishers to publish such a heretical book.
The Bible warns us that false prophets and teachers will always be among us, introducing destructive heresies and maligning the way of the truth. We need to be on guard against them — and willing to speak out against those who attempt to lead Christ’s flock astray. Bible-believing Presbyterians, take note and clean house.
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Heather Wilhelm, “Anything Goes: The Presbyterian Church Gets into 9/11 Conspiracy Theory Business,” Wall Street Journal, 8 September 2006.
“9/11: Debunking the Myths,” Popular Mechanics, March 2005.
David Dunbar, et al., eds., Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can’t Stand Up to the Facts (Popular Mechanics, 2005).
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