Well, I build my life not on the Word of God, but the voice of God. The Scriptures are to me the instrument that God has placed in history for me to learn the voice of God. I treasure the Scriptures. (emphasis mine)
I am trying to see how this statement would warrant a title like â€œErwin McManus: Building His Life Not on the Word of God but on Subjective Experience.â€ However, as usual, the Christian [bad]Research Network failed to add this quote given right before this one in the article
Knowing God, knowing His heart, knowing His character is really about falling passionately in love with God and experiencing His love. Of course, there are dynamics to that: the Scriptures are essential. God speaks through the cosmos, God speaks through creation, God speaks through human experience and conscience, God speaks through everything, yesâ€”but I do see the Scriptures as the primary access, a portal into Godâ€™s presence. I began to have a clear sense of Godâ€™s voice in my life through reading the Scriptures and hearing Godâ€™s voice through the Scriptures. (emphasis mine)
Ken closes the article with a few juvenile and ridiculous jabs at Erwin. First Ken says that Mcmanus is a â€œdarlingâ€ of his very own denomination (the Slowly Becomnng Catholic, as Silva saysâ€¦ original spelling from his site). Let me be clear on this. Ken attempts to discredit McManus, accuses him of being a loved person within Silvaâ€™s own denomination, and finally attempts to discredit his own denomination with petty and unmerited name calling. As stated here before, if the SBC was becoming catholic, then Ken is in sin by his own standards.
Silva then describes McManus as a â€œdistinguished furturist, lead
guitarist pastor and cultural architectâ€. While I have yet to figure out what a furturist is, I have also yet to find where McManus (or anyone else for that manner) describes himself as a guitarist. Silva must have stuck that out because re realized it wouldnâ€™t be proper to publish information without proper research. Thatâ€™s it. And, since Silva recommended some reading for McManus, I would suggest this for him.
John 10:14-16 & 27
I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know meâ€” just as the Father knows me and I know the Fatherâ€”and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
for the record, 100% of the information/research links were to Silva’s own website. I am going to try that in my next seminary paper due. I think I’ll start it out with “According to me…”