Completely Unsurprising

Divisiveness is what evil is best at.  And fundamentalism too.  But then again, evil and fundamentalism (in all its forms) is evil and evil is fundamentalistic.

Long before the Rev. Terry Jones threatened to burn a Koran, former parishioners say he presided over a church that he treated as a personal fiefdom, imposing a strict orthodoxy that tore apart one Gainesville family after another.   Congregants at the Dove World Outreach Center, who have dwindled to 30 or so in number, are required to vow allegiance to Jones — a pledge that places restrictions on their diets, their ability to hold jobs outside the church and their personal relationships.

Could any further proof that this is no church, but rather a cult, be needed?  No.  NEIN!

For Chris Nassoiy, 25, and for most members, the last restriction is by far the most painful. He has seen his parents only once since they left the church in 2009, when he gathered his belongings from his childhood home.

Jones (like his forebear Jim Jones) presides over a cult and nothing else.  And not even a clever cult like the Mormons.  This cult of TJ is TP.

The most pressing question though is- how can people fall for such stupidity and theological ignorance?  Easily, when they don’t know diddly about the Bible.  People like Jones prey on such ignorance.  But as I said, he’s evil, and evil loves to make prey of the senseless and unsuspecting.

[And now we can all await the mennonite’s defense of Jones… it’s sure to come, as he feels obliged to defend all sorts of depravity under the guise of love falsely called such.]

6 thoughts on “Completely Unsurprising

  1. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert 4 Apr 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Jim, It would be poor logic to call every form of “fundamentalism” evil. Certainly any form of fundamentalism can become such, if it is pressed beyond Holy Scripture and certain historic theology. But we can also see evil in many forms of the so-called classic churches at times. That is why the Church must always be about both Reformation and the Reformed principle, but also the great Catholic truth that is historic and theological also. So here by principle at least, the true Church is always both catholic & reformed.


    • Jim 4 Apr 2011 at 8:31 pm

      every form of christian fundamentalism is evil because they all replace god with what people think they can figure out about god. in other words, fundamentalism worships at the altar of knowledge and not revelation


  2. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert 4 Apr 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Well there are problems with that idea, for people like both Warfield and even Gresham Machen thought of themselves as very close to a certain kind of biblical fundamenalism.


    • Jim 5 Apr 2011 at 6:32 am

      being conservative is hardly the same as being a fundy


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