Saturday, September 29, 2007

Tolerating Heretics

Ironies abound as De Regno Christi continues its discussion of “the Federal Vision Controversy.” Jeffrey Meyers complains,

In some circles the Westminster standards seem to have become the infallible voice of the Reformed magisterium. If you deviate from the exact words, definitions, and formulations therein, or if you suggest that they might be corrected by the Bible, you may be hauled before a Reformed inquisition.

And the irony is that, for all intents and purposes, Meyers has aligned himself with the CREC who is led by Doug Wilson, the chief visionist for New Saint Andrews College whom the New York Times Magazine covered this week in an article. And I quote:

The college handbook forbids students to embrace or promote “doctrinal errors” from the 4th through the 21st centuries, “such as Arianism, Socinianism, Pelagianism, Skepticism, Feminism.” If drawn to such ideas, they must “inform the administration immediately and honestly in a letter offering to withdraw from the College.” Cultural revolution cannot tolerate heretics.

Jeffrey, perhaps you should write a letter to your presbytery offering to withdraw from your denomination so that you may join the cultural revolution in the CREC. Apparently they tolerate heretics in the pulpit, just not in the classroom.

Thank you.