Re: [asa] What causes students to move from faith?

From: Roger G. Olson <>
Date: Thu Sep 07 2006 - 20:45:21 EDT


I concur.



> @ Yes, it's a dangerous tack --- especially for the "teacher".
> No man has all truth, and all are tempted to make Scripture fit their
> personal biases and pet theories. However, greater is the
> condemnation upon those who teach if they lead others astray, even in
> the name of righteousness (James 3:1). Many desire to be teachers,
> "but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so
> confidently affirm: (I Timothy 1:7 NIV). This is why Jesus commended
> the Ephesian Church for trying the words of those who call themselves
> apostles (Revelation 2:2).
>>The point is if they were fed a pack of lies (whether or not pastor
>>realizes this!). The putative conversion was based on false
>>pretences. Of course the Father and Holy Spirit can do as they
>>please, but this YEC-for-evangelizing is scary ground. Lieing for
>>Jesus is not acceptable behavior. Of course YEC is not the only way
>>this is done.
> @ Agreed. It's not acceptable behavior to deliberately "lie for
> Jesus", and of course, the YEC argument isn't the "only" way it's done.
> The teachers receive the greater condemnation because, even though
> they aren't able to take Christ's sheep (who know his voice and
> follow him), out of his hand, they ARE able to hinder the spiritual
> progress of the spiritual babes, especially, and that can have a
> negative impact on them in the here and now and on the reward they
> will eventually receive after death.
> That's what that "mill-stone" warning is all about.
> ~ Janice

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