Thursday, July 17, 2008

You're a Heretic! No, YOU'RE a Heretic!

Egalitarian writers like Kevin Giles and many of his followers claim that orthodox Christians who defend the historic and universal teaching of the church regarding father-rule and sexual orthodoxy are guilty of the ancient heresy of Arianism for defending the eternal subordination of the Son. I'll leave the shredding of Giles's understanding of orthodox teaching and the quality of his work on this matter to others who have already done the job admirably.

The charge of heresy, however, is again flowing in a different direction. Steve Hutchens, over at MereComments, has hit the nail on the head (again) and laid a different ancient heresy smack on the doorstep of the religious feminists - modalism. [As an aside, it is interesting to note that they would be guilty of the same heresy as the pseudo-christian preacher, TD Jakes, for whom they do not seem to care.]

Here, Hutchens makes the charge:

Here he explains the analogy:

[I've removed a additional reference to "anthropological modalism" here until I re-read it and understand it better]

I haven't much to add - it's simply something that must be contemplated, puzzled through.

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