Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Paige Patterson President of SWBTS Admits Muslim Into Seminary, Will Be Speaking At the 2015 Shepherd's Conference

It seems that Paige Patterson remains on the line up for the 2015 Shepherd's Conference, which will be about the inerrancy of Scripture. Ironically (and dangerously), Patterson is not qualified to teach on this topic. Here are the reasons why:

The "Christian"Post reports:

As a teacher at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary back in the 1960s, Pinnock had directly influenced a number of notable Southern Baptist leaders including Paige Patterson, Jerry Vines, Adrian Rogers....

In the 1970s, however, Pinnock began to question his previous understanding of biblical inspiration. Among the beliefs he came to hold was that evangelicals should unite around our common commitment to forgiveness through the “shed blood of Jesus Christ” rather than around a common understanding of Holy Scripture.

Over time, the Canadian theologian moved from doubting the verbal inspiration of Scripture to questioning the long-standing traditions of Christian orthodoxy from almost every vantage point.
“He led the short-lived movement toward ‘open theism,’ questioning the historic church’s belief that God knows everything, including the future free decisions of his creatures,” recalled Moore.

~Surph's Side  on Pinnock's death in 2010 

A few weeks ago I reported on the SWBTS's decision to admit a Muslim into their seminary's PhD program:

"Nagagreh said he has had a very good experience at the seminary thus far and will return for his second year in the fall. Patterson said he agreed to admit Nagagreh because Nagagreh agreed to follow the seminary’s lifestyle covenant, which covers personal behavior such as smoking, drinking and sexual relations.
“I also thought it provided a chance for us to have an influence on his life,” Patterson said."

End quote.

~The Washington Post, May 19, 2014

And now we see that Paige Patterson , who was reportedly influenced by heretic Clark Pinnock, and who thinks that having a Muslim at a "Christian" seminary is a good thing (he lacks basic understanding of Islam's tactics in the West, but also of Scripture that states: 2Co 6:14  Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15  What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?..." appearing at the next Shepherd's Conference in 2015 which is to be about the inerrancy of Scripture!


My question is: where are John MacArthur's staffers on this? Patterson should be removed immediately from the speaker line up as he doesn't believe in the AUTHORITY of Scripture at least.  Are we going to get the often used defense that others have used when choosing a man not faithful to Scripture, "Well, we may not agree with everything he believes, but he's good on the inerrancy of Scripture"? I hope not. I expect more from Grace to You and John MacArthur. I have no doubt if MacArthur heard about Patterson's admission of a Muslim into SWBTS, he would disinvite him. But as time goes on--and as I heard about this conference coming up and saw the names--I'm afraid that compromise may happen as men, although with good intentions---fear the darkness rather than the Holy One of Israel and thus run to Egypt for any help they can get. I hope, I pray that such is not the case with the Shepherd's Conference and John MacArthur....

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