My primary complaint, reflected in the title of this post, is that embracing horizontal morality makes the gospel unnecessary, and thus renders the rest of Stanley’s thoughts on Christianity irrelevant.

Irredeemable – Notes from Andy Stanley’s book “Irresistible”

I haven’t gotten back around to sperging out on that book properly. (If you need a refresher on what horizontal morality is, see here.) Fortunately, the Babylon Bee gets it:

Mainline Protestantism Declared A Safe Space For Those Offended By The Gospel

LOUISVILLE, KY—While some college campuses have established safe spaces where the disenfranchised can avoid the pressures, biases, and judgement of the world, mainline Protestant denominations are taking it one step further. The entire umbrella group has now been designated a safe space for those who would otherwise be offended by the gospel, sources confirmed Wednesday.

Speaking on behalf of a plethora of denominations including the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the United Methodist Church, a spokesperson issued the following statement: “We are in agreement that there is a great need for churches to rise up and create spaces that are safe for questioning and accepting our identities, doubts, fears, failures, and blatant sins. Effective immediately, we are declaring all mainline Protestant churches safe spaces, where there are no judgments, conviction, repentance, or gospel presentations whatsoever.”

The statement listed elements that safe space churches should remove from their premises, including “crosses, Bibles, pulpits, organs, hymnals, systematic theologies, and sermons exhibiting any form of triggering micro-aggression. Be considerate.” Words like “sin,” “hell,” “death,” “wrath,” “propitiation,” and “substitutionary atonement” are also on the ban list.

On behalf of all of mainline Protestantism, the spokesperson expressed heartfelt joy that they were able to make such a major step toward accepting—and not judging—anyone who may be on a path toward God’s judgment. “Our congregations are now spaces that are safe from the power of God in the gospel, where each person is free to construct their own narrative. That’s worthy of celebration.”

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2 Responses to Irrevisitable

  1. Sarcastic Boneflour says:

    If you think about it, He wouldn’t want us to make people feel bad. I mean, when did Jesus ever kick people out of church for sinning?

    It’s like that one passage in the Bible where Jesus told the adulteress, ‘Go forth and sin…’

    Pretty sure that was the whole quote.

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