ERLC Council Member Says “Discernment Bloggers Are Big Threat to Southern Baptist Convention”
Dave Miller, an ERLC Council Member and publisher of a blog for pastors entitled SBC Voices, said in social media today that there is a growing consensus in the SBC that discernment bloggers are a big threat to the denomination.
“Discernment” is a gift of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:10) given for the building up of the Christian church (1 Corinthians 14:12) and is also a skill that Christians are told to constantly practice (Hebrews 5:14). However, the Evangelical Deep State, doing damage-control after revelations about Beth Moore’s doctrinal shift on homosexuality, are out in force against discerning Christians.
Dave Miller and his troops at SBC Voices – a blog that exists to blindly support ‘woke’ Southern Baptist leadership – have been busy defending Beth Moore from charges that she’s become a theological leftist. However, after it was discovered that Beth Moore went so far as to delete her previous writings on homosexuality, that’s a far harder argument to make. Miller and others find it easier just to shoot the messengers and attack discerners.
Miller said on Twitter…
This isn’t the first time that Dave Miller has attacked discernment since being given an honorary position at the ERLC. Previously, Miller said that discerning Christians were “wolves” for criticizing Beth Moore and gay priest, Sam Allberry.
Miller has a lot invested in arguing that Beth Moore is still doctrinally sound, but it was a bad investment to make and he would be better to cut his losses. Instead of admitting his error as contrite and sincere Christians would, Miller has chosen to attack the Christians who are reporting the truth. This is a common tactic of those associated with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, who are often used to ruthlessly attack their critics.
Not everyone agreed with Miller’s opinion that there’s a growing consensus in the SBC that discernment bloggers are the problem.
The ERLC and its acolytes lose the ideological battle when they fight in the realm of ideas and substantive thoughts. When weighed in the balance of objective reality, Dave Miller and his ilk cannot compete. And so instead, they just attack Christians who are engaged in a vitally important function in the church.
Ironically enough, Miller is actually doing discernment in this tweet. He could be called a “discernment tweeter.” The only problem is, Miller is doing it poorly. He is “marking and avoiding” people, but he’s marking and avoiding the wrong ones.
But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep (John 10:12-13)
Dave Miller is a hireling, as described above. He doesn’t care for the sheep.
For whether or not discernment blogs are biblical, watch the video below.
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