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August 27, 2005 

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Q: Why would most Christian leaders lose in a debate against Bishop Spong, the most senior Episcopal bishop in America and an ardent evolutionist?

A: Bishop Spong put up 12 theses on a website. He was challenging the church to start a new reformation. In these theses he rejects the Virgin Birth, the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ and the traditional understanding of the origin of sin.

Evolutionist Quote of the Week

“Human evolution, of course, is responsible for our very long period of childhood, during much of which we are almost completely dependent on our parents. As Ashley Montagu first pointed out decades ago, evolution encouraged the development of larger and larger human brains, but our origins in the primate family placed a limit on the ability of the birth canal to accommodate babies with ever-larger heads. Nature’s solution was to encourage an extremely long period of dependence on the nurturing parent during infancy and childhood, allowing both mind and body to continue developing in an almost gestational way long after birth.”

– Al Gore, Earth in the Balance, Penguin Group, New York, p. 229, 1993.

Now surely, one might say, a Christian leader who is a good speaker could win a debate with such a man. After all, doctrines like the Virgin Birth and the Resurrection are essential to orthodox Christianity.

The problem today is that most Christian leaders believe in millions of years—they therefore accept there were millions of years of death and disease before man. This is also what Spong believes, but at least he’s consistent. Spong has applied this to the rest of the Bible.

That’s why he would win most debates—he would show that compromising theologians were inconsistent by holding to millions of years, but trying to hang on—inconsistently—to a fall of man, the origin of the sin and the rest of the Bible.

Read more specifically about how questioning biblical authority undermines doctrine in Eisegesis: A Genesis virus.

Recommended resources:

The Great Turning Point
The Great Turning Point
The Genesis Debate: Wieland vs. Willis
The Genesis Debate: Wieland vs. Willis
Jesus in Genesis: The Messianic Prophecies
Jesus in Genesis: The Messianic Prophecies
Genesis: The Key to Reclaiming the Culture
Genesis: The Key to Reclaiming the Culture

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