Thursday, July 13, 2006

robert gagnon: "i am of the middle": the subgroup of the "middle" and its accomodation to sexual immorality -- a response to mark achtemeier

The disease of “middleitist” (pronounced middle-EYE-tist) has infected
many of the PCUSA’s leaders, an often vain desire to be in a
self-perceived sociological (not Christological) middle of a
denominational “elite.” This desire threatens to supplant faithfulness
to the radical call of discipleship that Jesus lovingly demanded of his
followers. Middleitis is ever in danger of lapsing into sin because it
can cloak a desire to have power and be esteemed by the powerful in the
pretended garb of unity while losing sight of the fact that Christ and
his will for our lives is the only valid middle. (What is the “middle”
in Paul’s dispute with the Corinthian church over the case of the
incestuous man in 1 Cor 5?)

Read the whole thing here.

1 comment:

DDX said...

Is a "Middle-ist" today's ECUSA version of the Laodiceans of Rev. 3:15?

To them God said, "I know your works: you are neither cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold not hot, I will spew you out of my mouth."