What Brian McLaren believes


6 Responses to “What Brian McLaren believes”

  1. fleebabylon Says:

    “My knowledge of Buddhism is rudimentary, but I have to tell you that much of what I understand strikes me as wonderful and insightful, and the same can be said of the teachings of Muhammad, though of course I have my disagreements. … I’d have to say that the world is better off for having these religions than having no religions at all, or just one, even if it were ours. … They aren’t the enemy of the gospel, in my mind…”

    Thanks Brian, sometimes even the emergents over play there cards. Comments like this are Gods blessing for even His undiscerning children to see they should run for their life from the emergent church.

  2. glennchristopherson Says:

    Thanks Ian for posting this info on “Guru” Mclaren. He was a speaker at a youth conference here last year(Sydney). I wrote to the organizers to alert them to some of his teachings but of course they just saw me as some sort of trouble making intolerant “fundamentalist” To love Christ is to love His church(the people not the institution). To love His church is to hate that which damages His church. When smooth talking false teachers who misrepresent Chist and His gospel are promoted and honored by those who should know better it gets my blood boiling(in a sanctified way I hope) It seems God has similar feelings (1 Cor.3:17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.) Perhaps Brian and others of his ilk need to stop reading the mystics, the Koran, the Buddhist writings and new age prophets and spend some time in Yahweh’s book.

  3. ian vincent Says:

    Yes brothers. We have a duty to inform people as to what these false teachers REALLY believe, or don’t believe, concerning the LORD Jesus Christ.

    The subtlety of the serpent is so evident in McLaren’s teaching. He so masterfully uses clever pseudo-intellectual words and terms to obscure the fact that he flatly denies Jesus Christ and His words. And they redefine everything anyway, so, for example, “salvation” means something entirely different than what Jesus and the Apostles taught. That’s why it’s hard to debate them, bcos they have different definitions to begin with.

  4. ian vincent Says:

    Brian McLaren, who is perhaps one of the figureheads of the emerging movement, says:


    “This is how I feel when I’m offered a choice between the roads of exclusivism (only confessing Christians go to heaven), universalism (everyone goes to heaven), and inclusivism (Christians go to heaven, plus at least some others). Each road takes you somewhere, to a place with some advantages and disadvantages, but none of them is the road of my missional calling: blessed in this life to be a blessing to everyone on earth.” (Brian McLaren A Generous Orthodoxy p. 113.)

    “ meditative practices, about which Zen Buddhism has said much. To talk about different things is not to contradict one another; it is, rather, to have much to offer one another” (Brian McLaren. A Generous Orthodoxy, p. 255.)

    “I don’t think we’ve got the gospel right yet. What does it mean to be ‘saved’? When I read the Bible, I don’t see it meaning, ‘I’m going to heaven after I die.’ Before modern evangelicalism nobody accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, or walked down an aisle, or said the sinner’s prayer.” (interview with Christianity Today)

    “I don’t think we’ve got the gospel right yet.”

    Paul the Apostle didn’t get the gospel right? And McLaren has?


    “Asked at a conference last spring what he thought about gay marriage, Brian McLaren replied, “You know what, the thing that breaks my heart is that there’s no way I can answer it without hurting someone on either side.” You might call his a kinder and gentler brand of religion”.


  5. ian vincent Says:

    Wrote this to a member of the Emerging church:

    Are you “with” your leader, or not?

    Do you also believe that there are other routes to God by practicing different religions?

    Do you also believe that men having sex with men is not an abomination, and that even Christians can do this and still be Christians?

    Do you also believe that no one has yet understood or preached the true gospel?

    Do you also believe that the hell which Jesus described is just a myth?

    Basically, do you serve the same devil that your leader serves? Are you as blind as your leader is?

  6. glennchristopherson Says:

    How intolerant of you Ian:) God bless your loving and holy intolerance.

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