“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”
(John 3:19-21, NASB)

Apprising Ministries presents the following important excerpts from a conversation between Dr. John MacArthur and Phil Johnson on the Emergent Church, the new cult of liberal theology:

John MacArthur: One of the big issues is homosexuality in the emerging church; they don’t want to take a position on homosexuality. The Bible is not vague, or obscure, or oblique about homosexuality–it couldn’t be more clear. A homosexual will not inherit the Kingdom of God; that’s pretty clear. Homosexuality in Romans, chapter one, is a perversion that is manifestly–when it happen in a culture–when it begins to dominate a culture, an evidence of Divine wrath and Divine judgment. So the Bible is clear…

Postmodernism says, “We give; there may be truth, but we can’t know it. We didn’t get it in our pre-modernism, we didn’t get it modernism.” So this is the after-the-fact, and the answer is, there might be truth–some people would say there is no universal truth–there is no absolute truth; but not all psotmodernism would say that, postmodernism will at least say, “we can’t know it. We can’t know what it is; it may be from God, but we can’t know what it is. So we embrace mystery.”

Postmodernism says, “You have your truth, I have my truth, everybody has his own truth. Truth is whatever you think it is, whatever you want it to be; it’s intuitive, it’s experiential. But it’s not universal, and it’s not knowable–universally knowable.

Phil Johnson: That’s why these days the highest values, the sole remaining virtues are things like tolerance, ambiguity mystery.

John MacArthur: Well, Brian McLaren says ambiguity is really a good thing. And that’s just complete postmodernism; tolerance is the only thing left because if everybody’s entitled to his own truth–and you hear this on television, people say, “Well, this is who I am and this is how I live, and you gotta to take me the way I am.”

Phil Johnson: It gives people a license to invent their own religion really. And then no one is permitted to challenge it.

John MacArthur: And then to have self-esteem about it, and to feel really good about it. And of course, the Emerging Church comes along, and they love this, because this takes all the rules out. Then you can be a member of the Church if you’re a homosexual, if you’re overweight or if you like chocolate and it’s all the same. You can live any way you wanna live; ambiguity is wonderful if you wanna sin without any guilt.

And I think that’s at the bottom of this, they hate the Light because their deeds are evil. Those are the Words that came right out of mouth of Jesus. They run from the Light because they want the darkness. It’s that simple, it’s not that the Bible is not clear. (What’s So Dangerous About the Emerging Church?, GTY107 CD Rom)