October 11, 2011

Matt Chandler, Calvinist Mystic, doesn't believe in Sola Scriptura? (UPDATED)

originally published 11-20-10 11:10 PM - updated today:

The first video here by Bob Hamp, entitled "Hearing from God"
http://gatewaypeople.com/ministries/freedom-kairos/media
is about 'hearing' directly from God (contemplative prayer) and receiving personal instructions from God and participating in automatic writing - is about him and "his friend" Matt Chandler. Yes, as much as I have loved some of his messages, it seems he is a mystic and as such does not believe in Sola Scriptura. He never names Matt, but Matt has his version of the story here:

TheHopeToWhichWeveBeenCalled.pdf

The story is dated from 2003. If Matt no longer believes we should hear directly from God, and has returned to Sola Scriptura, then why is this story still up?

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UPDATE - thankfully they did take it down. I have not really heard a recantation of the idea contained in that sermon and Bob Hamp still tells the story on his website (linked above)


I would be thankful if they in fact are recanting this story. But as I have not heard so, here is another copy of the pdf of the transcript of that sermon from 2003 which was taken from a google docs cache.  The story begins on approximately page 9.  Sorry, the pages were not numbers.  As you can read, it is identical to the sermon preached by Bob Hamp. I do hope Matt has left this sort of mysticism. (Oct 11, 2011, 4:37pm) 
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This is so disappointing, because I remember the first time I heard this guy. It was his excellent message at Desiring God, February 2009: