- 29 march 2009 -
Quotes From Paul Proctor
on why Jesus really came to earth
Jesus Christ did not suffer and die on a cross two thousand years ago to change the world, but rather to redeem us from it. By erroneously embracing the former, one foolishly forfeits the latter.
on the dialectic and truth
You see, after the dialectic church successfully redefined "love" as "tolerance," it became evil to criticize any brother or sister in Christ for their sinful behavior - especially an errant pastor, preacher or church leader - which is precisely why the church is in the sorry state it's in. But as I've said many times before, telling someone the truth is the most loving thing you can do for them, even when they end up scolding you, shunning you, slandering you and turning others against you for doing so. That's why sinners nailed Jesus to a cross, stoned Stephen to death and beheaded John the Baptist - for telling the truth.
on true Christian unity
"Christian unity is not achieved artificially by maneuvering individuals into a compromised cooperation. Disunity among Christians is caused by disobedience to God's Word - and the absence of that unity merely reflects the dearth of obedience. The more Christians yield to the Word of God, the more unity there will be. Until then, the consequences of disobedience will continue."
"It is not unity that Christians need to seek and practice - but rather obedience to God's Word - Jesus' own definition of love."
from - consensus anyone?
on what has happened in the church
The Lord's call to sinners, "Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand," has been reduced to: "Jesus loves you and so do we.
on the fact that "WORDS MEAN THINGS"
Remember: Double meanings make for dual agendas. So, when someone uses familiar terms in unfamiliar ways, ask them for a definition - don't just assume they mean what you hope they mean because they call themselves and/or their organization "Christian."
on rick warren's p.e.a.c.e plan
Isn’t Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. plan a little like rounding up bar patrons to follow a drunk driver around town to render aid and comfort all the people he runs off the road and organizing a fulltime crew of beer guzzlers to repair all of the roadside damage he does with his out-of-control vehicle instead of getting him off the street before he gets behind the wheel of a car and sobering him up with the cold hard truth and a stern warning about the dire consequences of his actions and the life-saving benefits of abstinence?
The former spares the drunk’s feelings and lifestyle at the expense of future victims.
The latter saves lives – including the drunk’s.
Which is really more loving and productive?
The Lord didn’t commission His followers to manage this world’s madness with ecumenical efforts that ignore His Word, but rather call the lost out of the insanity to faith in Jesus Christ while tending to their more immediate physical needs.