Thursday, April 19, 2012

Inviting Wolves Into The Flock

Liberty University, one of the largest "Christian universities" in the world, announced it is hosting mormon Mitt Romney as the commencement speaker in May.

Now the GOP nominee and potential future President of the United States certainly is a great speaker to have but what message does this send? The final speaker these kids will hear before being sent out into the world is someone who denies Christ and is part of a religious movement that intentionally and vigorously targets Christians with a false gospel.

What do you think, is this appropriate? Would Liberty invite a devout Muslim to speak or an atheist? If not, why a mormon?

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed unless of course you agree with his politics and he will advance your agenda if elected. (Gal 1:8-9, Culture Warrior Standard Version)


Arlan said...

If they haven't matured enough by time of graduation to discern a false teacher from a worthy example, it's a pretty useless Christian university.

Unknown said...

Culture Warrior Standard Version...clever! Liberty University has been lowering their standards and moving their focus away from the real prize in recent years.

dle said...

Modern Evangelical discernment can be summarized as "if he says he's a Christian, then he must be one." While that has not flown in the past, the past is filled with hard stuff to understand, so we better not think too much about it—or about anything else.

Now excuse me while I go back to playing Angry Birds on my iPad...

Aussie John said...


Arlan is probably right in his assertion.

Are there other more important issues? I believe so!

One such is the perceptions of new believers and immature ones who haven't had the benefit of learning what right doctrine is, much less false doctrine is?