As Apprising Ministries surveys the broader church visible, it’s impossible not to see the thickening fog of postmodernity is assisting the rapid spread of syncretism in this New Downgrade No-Controversy.

This morning Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren tweets the party line of compromisers that, and and all, critics are supposedly so “angry.”

Of course like spiritual Pavlov’s dogs, it was immediately re-tweeted by the good-doobie Warrenites:

(Online source)

The truth is none of the online apologetics and discernment ministries I know are angry; in fact, we rather expect what we are exposing and criticizing in the Lord. It’s like I said in CBN’S Pat Robertson Plays The Fool…Again.

It almost appears to me that sometimes I’m documenting the great falling way; but this much is certain [pause to let postmoderns wince], we are—at the very least—in the midst of a great falling away.

You need to understand that as I now point you to a post by Lou Martuneac today called SI, “You Lie!” I happen to know Lou and consider him a friend; he doesn’t seem an angry “fly of the handle” type to me.

He does, however, give us cause for concern that even one of the most conservative sectors of the Christian community may be experiencing increasing syncretism itself in “SI is a Fundamentalist Place?” The Facade & Veneer Is Stripped Away

If you don’t know Sharper Iron:

SI is a fundamentalist place. We welcome readers of every kind, but remember that SI is about how fundamentalists see the world. We differ from many evangelicals in that we believe in separating from error to preserve the pure gospel. (Online source, italics mine)

With this in mind then, Martuneac begins by pointing us to “Fundamentalism provided fertile recruiting soil for … the Ku Klux Klan” and says that Aaron Blumer put it up with:

No qualifying statement, nothing. At SI, under About SI, you find this statement, “SI is a fundamentalist place…This is how Fundamentalists see the world?” Which is it? Is SI “a Fundamentalist place,” or is its publisher, admins/moderators hypocrites and impostors?

The evidence of hypocrisy is overwhelming and irrefutable. From this point forward anytime Aaron Blumer, his admins or moderators suggest that SI is not hostile toward Fundamentalism, that SI is in anyway for and about fairness toward or advancing the best of historic, balanced Fundamentalism, the right response is, “You Lie!”

The open challenge to Aaron Blumer is still on the table. Produce even one front page article at SI that is thoroughly positive and uplifting toward Fundamentalism and edifying for fundamentalists. Aaron tried, but he cannot produce even one example because there are none. Instead this SI Filing reaffirms SI’s open hostility. (Online source)

The wound of this New Downgrade No-Controversy within the Christian church bleeds even harder…

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