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    When linking to/recommending Christian resources, how much does it matter if that particular resource endorses viewpoints that you believe are wrong or even heretical?

    Though I'm asking this as a general question, I'll be specific about what inspired this: What I have in mind is Glenn Miller's apologetics website. He links to the Grace Evangelical Society and endorses it. (This group argues that repentance is not necessary to be a Christian, but you have to just mentally believe in Jesus.) See http://christianthinktank.com/webbio.html

    ETA: The thing is, this is a very minor corner of his website, and his resources in general are so helpful that it seems to vastly outweigh it. But I honestly find the GES to be rank heresy.
    Last edited by KingsGambit; 08-15-2014, 06:39 PM.
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    I'd be concerned if it were a pattern or the endorser endorsed the heresy/link supporting it (for its support) but not as a mere link, even endorsed so long as the endorsement is of the quality and not the heretical view.

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      Doesn't Obsidian embrace what the GES says about repentance?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by foudroyant View Post
        Doesn't Obsidian embrace what the GES says about repentance?
        yes.
        "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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        • #5
          Since you find GES to be "rank heresy" concerning what the say about "repentance is not necessary to be a Christian, but you have to just mentally believe in Jesus" and Obsidian embraces what GES says does it follow for you that Obsidian is a heretic?
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          In terms of sites that have great info but also have a link that leads to somewhere awful I would just ignore the link...or use it if/when people ask about it.
          I would also write to the owner of the site and ask why he/she allows this resource to be there without some kind of warning.
          Last edited by foudroyant; 08-15-2014, 10:27 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by foudroyant View Post
            Since you find GES to be "rank heresy" concerning what the say about "repentance is not necessary to be a Christian, but you have to just mentally believe in Jesus" and Obsidian embraces what GES says does it follow for you that Obsidian is a heretic?
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            In terms of sites that have great info but also have a link that leads to somewhere awful I would just ignore the link...or use it if/when people ask about it.
            I would also write to the owner of the site and ask why he/she allows this resource to be there without some kind of warning.
            No, and perhaps that was not the best way of wording it. I do think it is a profoundly dangerous teaching as it teaches people that they might sin that grace might abound more, which could have grave eschatalogical consequences.
            "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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            • #7
              You'll have a hard time linking to anything if you only link to people who are never wrong.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
                You'll have a hard time linking to anything if you only link to people who are never wrong.
                Agreed. I guess I would avoid linking to or at least give a warning if I believe the site was very heretical.
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                • #9
                  If I'm pointing someone to a "mixed bag" resource, I will generally include a caveat. For example, I generally endorse orthodoxinfo.com, but I reject their objection to the "New Calendar" and their anti-ecumenist stance.
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                  • #10
                    The debate on repentance has been moved here: http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/sh...-for-salvation
                    "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                      . . . I honestly find the GES to be rank heresy.
                      Please give a citation from them and what holy scripture on salvation (not some secondary issue) that you can show this to be true.
                      . . . the Gospel of Christ, for it is [the] power of God to salvation to every [one] believing, . . . -- Romans 1:16.

                      . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: . . . -- 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4.

                      Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: . . . -- 1 John 5:1.

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