Monday, April 16, 2007

Who said that the particular redemption position "heresy"?

That would be Jerry Falwell.

You may recall that I initially thought the same. Evidently the difference is that Dr. Falwell stayed with his first kneejerk impression, rather than thinking it through.

So in Falwellville today, the list of "heretics" has grown to include John Owen, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, J. I. Packer, John MacArthur Jr., Phil Johnson, R. C. Sproul, Al Mohler, Charles Hodge, A. A. Hodge, Wayne Grudem, S. Lewis Johnson....

And, for what it's worth, Dan Phillips.

5 comments:

ann_in_grace said...

I like the composition of this heretical heaven ;)

drew@jonah said...

I wonder how Mr. Falwell would react if the Teletubbies believed in Limited Atonement.

At least now the Caner connection makes sense.

Highland Host said...

Ah, so Jerry Falwell believes that every significant Baptist of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries was a heretic. In fact, that the vast majority of the evangelical church was heretical until the 20th century...

Wait, that just made sense. NOW I get it!

sf said...

I truly hope he recants this outrageuos statement.
Several people (students and staff) at Liberty are upset with the words he used.

Andrew said...

Only 6 years ago Falwell preached a sermon where he spoke favoriably of John Calvin and spoke highly of the "Reformed view of theology that had become the foundation of... traditional evangelical Christianity."

You can also read about Falwell's flip-flop here.

All it proves is that Falwell is not ignorant on this issue. And I suppose that makes his most recent statement seem all the more perplexing!