The Caners meltdown. Truth is the victim, again.
Category: Tartan Talk :
Author: tartanarmy (3:35 am)
I do not want to say much about the cancelled debate at Liberty between the Caners and James White/Tom Ascol.
It might cause me to sin.
It has been one roller coaster ride for sure.
But, I did read the following comment over at the founders blog, and I believe there is much merit in these comments.
Limited (Definite) Atonement is the big problem here. The administration is only too happy to invoke the sovereignty of God occasionally as appropriate, but in recent months it has been impressed on us that staying true to the General Atonement is a key mission of the school, literally a part of our identity, to be projected far into the future. Were the debate to go badly for Liberty, it would tend to undermine that perceived mission, which is viewed as critical to the larger mission of world evangelism. Hence, a solid move to Reformed theology would detract from the effort to save the world through the therapy of Open Theism, Feel Good Theism, what have you.
It seems the above comments at the Founders blog were spot on.
Ergun Caner, the self appointed Evangelical "Pitbull" has commented regarding the debate not going ahead, with these words,
This sad chapter is behind us, and I go back to being the President of a Seminary that stands firmly on the side of general atonement, like 90-95% of the Southern Baptist Convention. Let the Calvinists and the Hyper-Calvinists fight over the remaining 5-10%.
The very fact that this guy is President of a Seminary, tells me how sick the evangelical Church is today.
I have decided, that I no longer want to be called an evangelical.
The same thing happened with the term "fundamentalist" btw.