Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Phil Johnson:The Manhattan Declaration: Should Biblically Sound Christians Sign It?

MP3 Available Here

PHIL JOHNSON, president of "Grace To You," the radio & tape ministry of world-renowned radio Bible teacher, author & pastor, DR. JOHN MACARTHUR, will address the theme "The Manhattan Declaration: Should Biblically Sound Christians Sign It?"."

Chuck Colson (Founder, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Lansdowne, VA), Robert George (McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University) and Timothy George (Dean and Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, Birmingham, AL) recently agreed to draft a document in Manhattan, NY, calling on Christians to take a stand and decline to comply with any policies that would violate their sincerely-held religious beliefs with regard to the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family. This document has become known as "The Manhattan Declaration".

In late September, 2009, various Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican and Evangelical leaders who were specially admired by the organizers of the New York meeting for their public witness on behalf of justice, human rights, and the common good were invited to join in shaping the Manhattan Declaration. Additional religious leaders who share their deep commitments have been and are being invited to join them as signatories.

Although many prominent, Biblically sound, highly respected Christian leaders including J. Ligon Duncan III (President, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals ), Wayne Grudem (Research Professor of Theological and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary), R. Albert Mohler, Jr. (President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) and renowned scholar Ravi Zacharias, supported and signed this document, others equally known for their firm adherence to and defense of historic, Biblical, Reformational theolgy, such as
Alistair Begg, John MacArthur of "Grace To You" and James R. White of Alpha & Omega Ministries, could *not* in good conscience join these honorable men in support of this cooperative effort with Catholics and Eastern Orthodox clergy. To read Alistair Begg's response to the Manhattan Declaration, click here: http://www.truthforlife.org/resources/article/manhattan-declaration/ "

A blogger for our guest Phil Johnson, Dan Phillips, said he is "absolutely slack-jawedly baffled at some of the names on "The Manhattan Declaration."", will discuss why he joins Dr. John MacArthur and James R. White in their belief that support of this document is illogical for one who claims to be a true heir of the Reformation and a true Disciple of Christ.

To see Dr. James R. White's response to the document on YouTube, click here.

Phil Johnson, also maintains "The Spurgeon Archive", the largest collection of Charles Haddon Spurgeon resources on the world wide web, and his blog site, http://teampyro.blogspot.com/.

Further information on "The Manhattan Declaration" from those who *do* support it is available at the following websites:


John Douglass said...

The MP3 file for the 12/1 program appears to be truncated to about 21 minutes.

James Swan said...

thanks, looking in to it.

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