August 31, 2011

Nazarene M7 Conference FAIL

What? You mean women-as-pastors isn't one of those challenges? #fail #epicfail

Well, the Nazarene church and their parent denominations (Central Evangelical Holiness Union, Association of Pentecostal Churches of America, New Testament Church of Christ, Independent Holiness Church) have been ordaining women for over a hundred years, I guess that's one of the past challenges that they pretty much didn't pass victoriously.

The link to the full video or audio can be found on this page:

Thank you Dr Dobson for helping to make moralism and political activism the focus of the Nazarene church. Then again, considering its parent denominations I guess he can't be mostly to blame. He was raised in it. But in any case, once you teach people how to miss the entire point of Scripture (intentionally or because you also have missed it) they will bring in all kinds of other falsehoods under that hermeneutic. Even if you don't teach them to miss the point, because the church is comprised of humans who are prone to wander from the truth, they will keep trying to bring those things in, albeit with much less, or much slower, success.

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth." 2 Tim 2:15