Wednesday, February 20, 2008

DR. CHARLES R. CURTMAN: "SENTIMENTALISM VS. BIBLICISM: The Lopsided Theology of Modern Religionists"

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DR. CHARLES R. CURTMAN, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Wildwood, Missouri , Adjunct Professor of History at Missouri Baptist University , author of Covenanted Together: A Check List For Church Membership, God's Plan For Paying the Pastor, Twenty-Seven Live Coals From the New Testament and How to Build a Basic Library, (see these books, here) will address the theme: "SENTIMENTALISM VS. BIBLICISM: The Lopsided Theology of Modern Religionists."

We are all aware that individuals professing to be Christians who could rightly be labeled as "Religious Bigots" do indeed exist. When they condemn the religions, ideologies and philosophies of others their motives stem from pride, arrogance, self righteousness, ignorance and hatred. Such bigots often slander those of other belief systems by (either intentionally or unintentionally) teaching half-truths, distortions or outright lies about them. It is frequently obvious their primary motives to condemn the beliefs of others are to mock and insult them rather than to compassionately warn them of danger, lovingly correct them of error, patiently educate them of truth, and humbly reach their hearts with the lifesaving Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The sad reality, however, in this politically correct world, is that many godly, scholarly, gifted Christian apologists and evangelists who truly speak the truth in love, with a genuine love for God's holy, inerrant Word and a genuine, Christlike compassion for the never-dying souls of men, are frequently falsely accused of religious bigotry merely because the individual exposes certain teachings of other faiths and religions as heretical and damnable. Dr. Curtman will seek to demonstrate that all Christians must stand for truth and oppose a lie even if we must hurt the feelings of others in doing so, but always remembering to "speak the truth in love" (Ephesians Chapter 4:1-32).

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