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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Okay, that's just funny.

You know, every now and then, I really wonder if Creation Ministries International didn't accidentally hire a troll:

Or, in plain human language:

In studying the nature of cults or being involved in counter-cult ministry, Christians begin to notice a consistency in poor theology, translations and interpretations. It should come as no surprise, then, that most of the leading Christian cults today are unanimous on one point; their rejection of straightforward biblical creation. While there is more to Christian orthodoxy than acceptance of a literal six-day, six-thousand-year interpretation of Genesis 1–2, its rejection means that the entire theological foundations of any group are unorthodox. Thus, it is probably no coincidence that virtually all of the main contenders for cult status—Unitarian Universalism, Christian Science, the Emergent Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Christadelphians and Jehovah’s Witnesses—deny biblical creation. [emphasis added]

Yes, that's right: CMI is writing an article about various "cults", including Unitarian Universalism as well as Mormonism and Jehovah's Witnesses. Seriously:

The conclusion is, of course, priceless:

Rejecting a straightforward interpretation of the book of Genesis to accommodate modern ideologies (Colossians 2:8) such as evolution, old-age creationism, progressive creationism, and theistic evolution, causes the entire theological foundations of Christianity to crumble. Thus it is not surprising that we find a near-universal association (as both cause and effect, to varying degrees) of such a departure from biblical authority within cults whose beliefs are far removed from biblical Christianity.

It’s no surprise that those who reject the authority and infallibility of the Bible and its clear gospel outline also feel free to reject the clear ‘big picture’ of Genesis history in order to be more acceptable to worldly notions, since Genesis and the gospel are so clearly tied together.

Today, some mainstream Christian denominations are following a similar path, favoring evolution over biblical creation. Let us pray that they learn from Christian cults and truly believe the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16), starting with the book of Genesis.

There's just something about one crazy fringe religious group pointing at another group and saying, "Nuh-uh! You're not a REAL religion" that just makes me laugh. Because you know what the difference is between a cult and a religion?

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Blogger Ken Houghton said...

Did they specify which of the two Creation Stories in Genesis is the one we are supposed to believe? (After all, Lilith is much more interesting than Eve ever was...)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:17:00 AM  

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