You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs—he wants to please his commanding officer. (2 Timothy 2:2-4)

Can One Contend Earnestly For What They Don’t Know?

In this text we read that doctrine which was taught in the presence of many witnesses is then to be entrusted to other reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. And further God the Holy Spirit instructs us that we are to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. (Jude 3, NASB). This would seem to be an impossible task if we were not going to be able to understand what this doctrine was in the first place taught in the presence of many witness and then given to other reliable men to teach.

Yet this is what the postliberal Hollow Men in the Emergent Church would try and have us believe. As if the idea of sola Scriptura was simply “invented” by the Reformers when they were forced at the risk of their very lives to break away from the apostate Church of Rome, but history shows this isn’t the case at all. I find it interesting that this is the very same Roman Catholic Church that the postevangelical Ecumenical Church of Deceit (ECoD) appears rather anxious to reemerge with.

Think for a moment, initially the Reformers were trying to change the corrupt Church of Rome from the inside but we need to stop and consider why these courageous men felt moved to do so? Was it because the Roman Catholic Church really was teaching what is right and proper concerning this aforementioned doctrine taught in front of many reliable eyewitness which was then entrusted to other reliable men to teach?

Time Now To Grow Up Into Him

Obviously not; and those who cannot see the mighty hand of God in the Reformation are simply spiritually blind. And just who were these reliable men spoken of in our above text? Could they have been part of the gifts that Christ would give His Church according to Ephesians chapter 4? And just what was their function to be? You can look for yourself:

It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. (vv.11-15)

You see the witness of history clearly shows many men of God who were faithful to teach exactly what the Bible says, and this can’t just be disregarded as easily as these men so caught up in the relativism of postmodern skepticism in the Emerging Church would try and have you believe. The basic flaw of this cult of postliberalism within orthodox Christianity stems from their erroneous premise that we can’t really know what this proper doctrine was/is that has always been taught by reliable men called of Christ, many of whom would pay for their teachings with their very lives.

And exactly what do these vile vipers in this whole empowered by Satan seeker sensitive ECoD, rooted as it is in the Church Growth Movement, hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron (see–1 Timothy 4:2) themselves have to worry about as they stand behind evangelical pulpits as wolves in sheep’s clothing brazenly teaching apparently undiscerning evangelical leaders to distrust God’s Word?

Well, look around at their rapid proliferation; basically nothing more than a very soft whimper of disagreement from a few of these influential, though timorous, men privately expressed from the sanctity and safety of their own offices in what has become the New Downgrade No-Controversy. However, I must ask you, is this how Charles Haddon Spurgeon, whom these very same men profess to admire so, handled the liberals of his day within the apostatizing Baptist Union in the first “Downgrade Controversy”?