The point of this introduction is that orthopraxy is driven by orthodoxy. In other words, men do
what they believe. Men's decisions are driven by their worldview. More than that, ministry decisions are made based upon one's theological convictions, not apart from it. Enter in the craftiness of our adversary. The more questions I have had about Piper the more I realized that a synthetic 'wall of
graciousness' and 'charity' had been erected around [him]. This was not the graciousness of Scripture. It is not the graciousness which tells us to rebuke a brother who has sinned. This is the familiar 'touch not my anointed' proof-text which keeps the mind of men enslaved to otherwise obvious errors of their choicest theologians. It is the mentality of “Ok, I know ______is wrong, but you be careful what you say about the man of God.” It is unbiblical theologian worship, similar to the Apollos, Paul, worship of the Corinthians. Nowhere in Scripture are we told to remain silent in the face of error. Although we are told to be slow to speak, we are never told to be quiet in the face of error. Even when those errors are prevalent in the men we love the most. And if those errors are pervasive, consistent and undeterred, we are too disassociate with those who will not heed the instruction of Holy Scripture. Those who place themselves beyond admonishment are not biblical pastors, but personality cultists.