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4 highlights from Andy Stanley, JD Greear dialogue over Christians and the Old Testament
Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear recently engaged author and North Point Ministries founder Andy Stanley in a dialogue over Stanley’s recent book Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World. Greear found some parts of the book "disturbing."
Contention - Stanley - Argument - Book - Christians
An overall contention between the two was Stanley’s argument in the book that Christians should stop treating the Old Testament as applicable to their faith and lives.
Stanley wrote in Irresistible that Christians have "an uncomfortable history and habit of selectively rebranding aspects of God's covenant with Israel and smuggling them into the ekklesia of Jesus."
Mixing - Matching - Covenant - Values - Imperatives
“Careless mixing and matching of old and new covenant values and imperatives make the current version of our faith unnecessarily resistible,” stated Stanley.
While praising Stanley as "one of the best communicators in America" and "one of our generation’s most effective evangelists," Greear decided to post...
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