Monday, September 12, 2011

Behold "Christian Hedonism"

Shane Hipps is a Mars Hill "pastor". Here's what he tweeted recently and shows what's utterly horrific about the Emergents:

Shane Hipps
Watched members of invite a Muslim woman to the communion table today. You all amaze me.

Shane Hipps
My apologies. I wasn't trying to be cool. I just thot it was cool. We practice an open table. Anyone wanting grace is welcome.

Shane Hipps
To clarify, the Muslim woman didn't actually take communion. Even so, taking it would violate her theology more than mine. Open table here

Shane Hipps
I love the Bible. I think Paul is talking to a specific community, like head coverings, slavery, or women being silent.

Tony Miano makes excellent points in his article at "On the Box" today:


Communion, like baptism, is an ordinance given by the Lord Jesus Christ to His Church. Communion is "open" in the sense that all who know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are welcomed and encouraged to partake--regardless of the local fellowship to which the individual Christian belongs. All Christians are part of one Body (Romans 12:3-5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Philippians 2:1-2).

On the other hand, communion is "closed" in the sense that it is an ordinance for born again followers of Jesus Christ, only.

And to bring worshipers of false gods to the communion table is to encourage the idolater to partake of the Lord's Supper in an unworthy manner (1 Corinthians 11:27-28). To bring the idolater to the Lord's table is to spurn the Son of God and to profane the blood of the covenant by which He was sanctified (Hebrews 10:26-31).

What the leaders and the people at Mars Hill did today, around the Lord's table, was not an act of love toward the Muslim woman who was invited to the table. It was a supremely unloving and selfish act. For by trying to show the world how tolerant, ecumenical, and conversant they are with the practitioners of a godless religion (and the showiness of the timing, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks did not go unnoticed by this writer), the church at Mars Hill set up the Muslim woman to blaspheme God. Instead of calling the woman to repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 1:15; 16:15; Acts 17:29:31), they called her to the Lord's table in an unworthy manner (1 Corinthians 11:27-28). How crafty. How careless. How cruel.

Fortunately, as Shane Hipps indicated in one of his tweets, the Muslim woman declined the idolatrous invitation. And in so doing, while still utterly lost in her sin and worship of a false god, she showed more spiritual integrity than those who invited her to the Lord's table.

End quote. For the full article go to "On The Box".

1 comment:

PianoTuner said...

My compliments on your great site here Surph's Side! Shane Hipps' and Rob Bell's heresies & apostacy are well known; nothing surprizes me with these two heretics....But can you also give me your perspective on the solid Theologies {or lack thereof} of Andy Stanley of Northpoint Church in Georgia, a name that surfaced in a facebook discussion of mine yesterday; I was surprized to find him connected to Rob Bell in your blog about his Catalyst Conference...Many Thanks & keep up the great work!! Soli Deo Gloria!