Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Os Guiness Blasts "Kissing Judases"

Author, apologist and L'Abri alum, Os Guiness took the occasion of the Kairos Awards dinner to strongly criticize the Episcopal Church and other modernists who hide beneath the banner of Christianity

"Surrender to the spirit of the age leads to infidelity – what the Scriptures speak of as apostasy-as-adultery, cheating on God as a husband or wife cheats on his or her spouse. Surrender to the spirit of the age undermines the authority of faith, so that “Sola Scriptura” is replaced by “Sola Cultura” and the church has no fulcrum outside the world from which to speak and act in the world..."

...Guinness said that surrender to the spirit of the age severs the continuity of faith, cutting off its advocates from the faith of their fathers and mothers and making them captives to their culture and children of their times. "Surrender to the spirit of the age destroys the credibility of faith. There is little distinctively Christian to believe, and the intellectual of today can say as Oscar Wilde said to a trendy clergyman of his day, 'I not only follow you, I precede you...'"

There's more of this story at Virtue Online. Just click the title of this post to go there.