People will be lovers of themselves. (2 Timothy 3:2)
Don’t Look Now But These People Are Slithering In Among The Youth In Your Church
Terri Coy is a budding outlaw preacher who, to no one’s surprise, just happens to be “gay affirming.” She also tells us at her aptly named Rebel Christian blog that she’s a very, very amateur wannabee minister, even though with a husband who’s ”an ex-charismatic minister,” she already knows that most people in ministry don’t make sh*t!
It’s important that you understand that these self-styled outlaw preachers, slithering around the outskirts of the egregiously ecumenical Emerging Church aka Emergent Church—now morphing into Emergence Christianity, have in common with the rest of the Church Growth Movement the repudiation of Sola Scriptura.
It’s crystal clear in the following today as Coy opines to her fellow outlaw/rebels against the Word of God a very common misconception they all share:
Why is it so hard for mainstream Christianity to understand that there is more than one way to interpret the Bible??? (Online source)
No; there isn’t — But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God (2 Peter 1:20-21, NASB). What Coy has expressed above is a very, very critical error, which must be boldly confronted by the Body of Christ.
And we first brought out the below from pastor Bob DeWaay in Rob Bell Fails The Test. What DeWaay correctly teaches as he discusses those verses just cited above will prove very helpful refuting this false view that there’s more than one way to interpret the Bible:
The meaning of the Scripture is determined by the Holy Spirit inspired author. In other words, these writers were inspired by the Spirit, and so [what they wrote] didn’t come from their will, it came from the Holy Spirit Who spoke from God. So therefore the interpretation of the Scripture is to determine the meaning of the Holy Spirit inspired author.
Now your own interpretation would be the postmodern idea that the reader determines the meaning. A private interpretation is “this means this to me.” Have you ever been to a Bible study where they do that? Everybody gets their Bible. “Read a verse.” And you read a verse. [Then someone asks], “What’s that mean to you?” [Looking around the room], “What’s that mean to you? What’s that mean to you?” [And so on]. “Okay, next verse.”
Well, what do you have but private interpretation? Somebody’s saying I’m going to infuse my meaning into the Scripture rather than finding out what the Holy Spirit said to me through the Holy Spirit-inspired author.
The only correct interpretation—period—is that which is meant by God Himself when He wrote His Bible. Whether they like it or not these pouty postmoderns—spiritual equivalent of the know-it-all 13 year-old— don’t just get to make up their own interpretations in order to suit themselves. And the sooner the Church once again begins to stand up to such as these (see—1 Timothy 1:3-7) the better off we’ll all be.