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July 26, 2019
“By What Standard,” the controversial trailer, by Founders Ministry
In this documentary trailer Tom Ascol of Founders Ministry rightfully exposes the liberalism, feminism, egalitarianism and sexual sins amongst the Southern Baptist Convention. He states that one of the causes of the rise of heterodoxy and liberalism amongst Christendom, is they are told “what they must do is sit down, be quite, and listen!” In other words, if you don’t agree with their progressiveness, keep your mouths shut.
He sure hit the nail on its head. As I’ve said before, “these liberals remind me of that 1970’s bumper sticker that says, ‘Get in, sit down, hold on, and shut up!’
This reminds me of the 1912 disaster of the Titanic that crashed while on its maiden voyage. The Captain of that cruise-liner was Edward J. Smith. He was chosen as Captain because he was “popular” amongst their prominent passengers. Captain Smith willingly ignored the warnings of others, that he would collide if he did not change course. Consequently due to his pride and human err, most of them perished into the ocean.
Similarly was the 1983 collision of Avianca Flight 011. That Captain was also warned of his unsafe descent, but he too ignored their warnings. I have not confirmed this. But it has been said that this was the origin of the phrase “Shut up Gringo!” As he ignored the others warnings, to the fatal demise of everyone on board.
Though in the end, the gates of hell will not prevail against the Lords true church. But in the meantime many professing Christian leaders are sinking their vessels with their own pride, and human err.
Brethren, Jesus is thee head of the church. Not a general session, not a convention, and not an association. Jesus is the anchor of my soul, and the “Captain” of my salvation.
More about this soon coming documentary here –
“In 1979 the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) formally entered into the “Battle for the Bible” that was raging within North American evangelicalism. Over the next 15 years, the SBC was returned to its historic commitments on the inerrancy and infallibility of Scripture. Many of those who resisted this conservative resurgence were driven by religiously progressive convictions.
Their advocacy of ideals and positions that developed out of radical feminism and deviant sexualities were exposed and refuted by those holding to orthodox, Protestant and historic Baptist positions on the issues.
Now, 25 years after the clear success of the conservative resurgence, it seems like evangelicals, including Southern Baptists, are in danger of loosening their commitments to those basic, Christian commitments. Dangerous ideologies like Critical Theory and Intersectionality are gaining inroads into the thinking of some leaders, churches and organizations.
These ideologies are even being promoted among some evangelicals as reliable analytical tools that can assist our understandings and efforts in gospel ministry.
The result is that, in the name of social justice, many unbiblical agendas are being advanced under the guise of honoring and protecting women, promoting racial reconciliation, and showing love and compassion to people experiencing sexual dysphoria.
By What Standard? God’s World, God’s Rules is a documentary that presses those questions by showing how godless ideologies are influencing evangelical thought and life.
Founders Ministries is producing this cinedoc to sound an alarm and issue a call for pastors and churches to stand firm against this onslaught by reaffirming the authority and sufficiency of God’s written Word. If we care about true justice—what God has revealed to be just—then we must stand against what is being promoted under social justice. If we care about the true gospel—the gospel revealed in the faith once-for-all-delivered to the saints—we must reject the agendas being promoted by godless ideologies.”
This trailer can be seen via the below link (hopefully they will make a YouTube version that can be better shared on web sites & blogs).
UPDATE 08/01/19: This controversy has caused some Founders board members to resign. For Tom Ascol’s article about this, click here. Many people have commented to his Facebook post. To review my response to that post, go to my comments section below.