The New Testament Doesn’t Say What Most People Think It Does About Heaven

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Jesus and John MacArthur

Posted: October 22, 2019 by Matt Horan in ReEmergent Church

Jesus’ words never “put a woman in her
place.” He called Martha out of the kitchen and into his presence. He pulled the woman caught in adultery up out of the dust and onto her feet. He took the woman at the well, who had been at the mercy of five different men, and turned her into a fisher of men.

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Posted: July 11, 2019 by Matt Horan in ReEmergent Church

By Matt Horan

Christian Fundamentalism started as a reaction against the Theory of Evolution at the 1910 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church.  It influenced many Methodist Churches throughout the 20th century.  Fundamentalism is based on a series of “test questions” that measure whether someone is truly a Christian.  These include:

  1. Do you believe that the Bible is free from errors, and is literally true except in places where it says otherwise (such as a parable)?
  2. Do you believe that the conception of Jesus was a miracle performed by Holy Spirit, and that Mary became pregnant with him without the involvement of a human father?
  3. Do you believe that Jesus’s death on the cross served as payment for the penalty owed to God for your sin?
  4. Do you believe that Jesus rose from the dead?
  5. Do you believe that Jesus really performed miracles?

A good case can be made for any of these beliefs.  I’m a personal subscriber to somewhere between 3 and 4 of them depending on the day.  However, Fundamentalism has not been a good influence on Methodism.  Here’s a few reasons why: Read the rest of this entry »