Read this piece regarding Mosaicâ€™s Erwin McManus and his views on Christianity and you will understand why Nathan Neighbour from his â€œCreative Artsâ€ team has such a dim view of his fellow believersâ€”(â€hundreds of abortion clinics have been bombedâ€, he says, and adds that people in Christian glass houses shouldnâ€™t throw stones at Islam). The young man has been discipled by McManus and it clearly shows.
for the record, I have a very high view and even higher hopes for the community of faith called Christianity. I believe that the church and my fellow beleivers are the only hope for the world. I throughly ascribe to Mosaic’s core convictions of
- The local church is Godâ€™s agent for redemptive change.
- Every Christian is called and gifted by God to serve the Body and seek the Lost
The difference between Ingrid and I is that I am able to objectively look at our faith history, admit that there have been good and bad times, and still say that we are a dynamic and living force in a lost and dying world. Ingrid believes that even admitting fault means that you have a “dim view” of the people in our faith. That really says alot about the ODMs ability to see and express reality clearly. But when you are going to go out of your way to criticize another faith’s inconsistencies in belief and practice, you better make sure the fingers can’t be pointed right back at you.