Tim Keller thinks God may have a ‘trap door’ to heaven ?
Dr. Paul M. Elliott of Teaching the WordMinistries:
Part 2. Tim Keller’s Gutless ‘Gospel’
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Keller openly admits that his account of theistic evolution is confused. And because he realises that there are insurmountable difficulties with his theistic evolution theory he says that he prefers the messy approach. And his messy approach is without logic, incoherent and full of contradictions. He believes in an evolutionary process, and concedes that this means that death must have occurred before the Fall, because he knows that animals eat bugs, and bugs eat plants. But this is contrary to the clear teaching of Scripture in Romans 5. “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned” (Romans 5.12).
Yet Keller says that he believes in a real Adam who somehow appeared after a long evolutionary period when death was already present in creation. In Keller’s model Adam’s sin is not the cause of death. The inference is that death is not the result of Adam’s sin, but was in God’s original plan for creation. But Scripture says the creation was very good. This is indeed complicated, confusing and completely contrary to Scripture. Read the rest here.
The significance of Keller’s promotion of Catholic mysticism in Redeemer Church is that it reveals what is really in his heart. As a Presbyterian minister of the gospel, he is prepared to lead his church into Roman mystical practices. He is even content for his congregation to learn the Spiritual Exercises of the founder of the Jesuit Order, Ignatius Loyola. Here we need to understand that the Jesuit Order, given papal authority in 1540, was committed to the restoration of the authority of the Roman Catholic Church by ruthlessly destroying the Protestant Reformation. With their vows of total obedience to the Pope and their strict military style training, the Jesuits became feared across Europeas the “storm-troopers” of the Catholic Church.
But here is the real issue—Keller is promoting the mysticism of Rome while at the same time presenting himself as a Protestant theologian and leading New Calvinist. We should also remember that he is a founder member of The Gospel Coalition of evangelical churches. And so the obvious question. Does The Gospel Coalition agree with Keller’s mystical practices? On this website we have already demonstrated that Keller teaches a false gospel. And now we know why. While he claims to be a Reformed Christian with his lips, his heart appears to have turned to the Church of Rome. All the evidence before our eyes suggests that he is only pretending to be a Reformed Christian while actually promoting the Counter Reformation of the Roman Church. The apostle Paul warned the Church: “For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves” (Acts 20.29-30).
Is Tim Keller a true minister of the Gospel of Truth, or a ravenous wolf that is drawing disciples away from the faith once delivered to the saints? Read the rest here.
Characteristics of New Calvinism
By Dr ES Williams
New Calvinism is a broad church, with a wide range of beliefs, doctrines and practices. The Gospel Coalition (TGC), which started in 2007 with a conference headlined by Don Carson, Tim Keller and John Piper, was a significant event, for the Coalition has become a national network for the New Calvinist movement. Theologian Don Carson wrote the original draft of the confessional statement, while Pastor Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church,New York, wrote the theological call to ministry. The Gospel Coalition Council boasts familiar names like Tim Keller, John Piper, Matt Chandler, Mark Driscoll, Mark Dever, Al Mohler and Joshua Harris. Coalition leaders explain that they are not a ‘boundary set’, for that would mean nailing down the outer limits of who is ‘in’ and who is ‘out’, and that they do not want. As a consequence just about everyone is welcome to join the TGC Network, whatever their doctrinal beliefs.
While there are certain characteristics around which New Calvinists are united, it is a broad movement, and not all practice their faith in the same way. While most claim to be faithful to Scripture, and to follow the essential tenets of Calvin’s theology, many are marked by a love for the ways and things of the world, which manifests itself in unbecoming conduct that is far removed from the ways and beliefs of traditional Calvinists and Puritans. Here are some of the key characteristics of New Calvinism: Read the rest here.
How many of the New Calvinists/Reformed Charismatics leaders support the clearly Unbiblical views of Tim Keller, if they appear with Keller at conferences mainly by the Gospel Coalition (TFG). We must be aware of who these New Calvinists/Reformed Charismatic leaders are: Tim Keller, John Piper, Matt Chandler, Mark Driscoll, Mark Dever, Al Mohler, Joshua Harris, Ligon Duncan, C J Mahaney and Mark Driscoll.
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