Filed Under (Author, Dee Dee Warren) by dee dee on 03-05-2006
When one strays from the foundations of the faith, God in His mercy, will many times allow a headlong plunge into further and further heresy. The hyperpreterist movement is now seeing the doctrinal fruit of what they have sown. Now of course not all individual hyperpreterists are going down that road (the ones that I am on good terms with and correspond with in fact have not) but as a movement this is a very real issue. A significant hyperpreterist site has gone with every wind of fancy and swallowed the worst of the emergent camel to justify their own gross heterodoxy. While I think the words of those in the hyperpreterist movement who oppose this further descent are right in their criticisms of liberal emergent, it is highly ironic and sad that that they don’t see that they are picking and choosing their poison. They have ALREADY denied one of the most important doctrines of the faith, the resurrection, so it should be no surprise that without boundaries, anything goes, and the proverbial patients are running the asylum (before anyone get their dander up I am PROVERBIALLY referring to lunacy, doctrinal lunacy, because we know how certain hyperpreterists strangely enough are hyperliteral in their readings of modern English idioms). So statements like this:
This is just one more example of Virgil’s descent into the “emergent” church’s denial of practically all tenets of the Christian faith.
Is beyond irony. Hyperpreterists have ALREADY denied THE core doctrine, the one which Paul declared leaves one dead in sin. The resurrection. (hyperpreterists cannot counter that they don’t deny the resurrection of Christ which is what Paul was referring to - the context of Paul’s statement was in fact a denial of the resurrection of believers - further hyperpreterists cannot feed us the slippery eel ‘that they do not deny the resurrection’ - a radical redefinition IS a denial unless one is going to concede that Mormons do not deny the Trinity [a question which Gary DeMar refused to answer - Gary is fully orthodox but refuses to condemn a denial of the historic doctrine of the resurrection])
I do feel bad for the “conservative” hyperpreterists. Their doctrinal depravity has reaped the whirlwind. I pray that God will use this to bring them to the historic faith.