Timmy Brister's BaloneyBrother Bob Ross posted this comment today. Bob and I have written previously about Tim Brister's bizarre and unrational criticism of Southern Baptist leaders and churches. For more about this theologically troubled young man, see
Bend it Like Timmy Brister,
Timmy Brister Attends Billy Graham School Yet Attacks Billy Graham's Methods, and
Timmy Brister Attacks Altar Calls in Southern Baptist Churches
Brother Bob asks a probing question, "What is Brister learning at Southern Seminary?" What indeed?
Bob to Charles:
Tom Ascol has posted a comment by SBTS student Timmy Brister which further reveals the hypocrisy of Ascol.
We commented in a recent post about some of Brister's penchant for baloney, but why would Ascol publish it -- if he really means "It is time for this generation of believers to learn how to disagree over substantive issues without falling into the sins of slander and bearing false witness."
Timmy Brister posted on Ascol's blog, 2:15 PM, April 14, 2007:
Heresy is a real issue today, not the least of which is open theism, the rejection of a literal hell, process theology, etc. But I would dare say that equally as threatening to orthodoxy is the kind of fundamentalism Falwell touts as "a badge of honor."
Would you, Charles, have ever imagined that a "sane" student of Tom Nettles and Al Mohler would allege that Jerry Falwell's views are "equally as threatening to orthodoxy" as the views of those who hold "open theism, the rejection of a literal hell, process theology, etc."?
Why does professed "gentleman" Tom Ascol publish such trashy tommyrot as that against a Southern Baptist pastor?
Also, Brister (without tongue in cheek) adds:
Just a quick glance from the life and battles of Paul in the early church will show that the threats against the gospel came from those within the camp as much as those without.
Here Brister is equating Jerry Falwell's theoretical difference about the extent of the atonement to some in the early church who were enemies of the gospel and the apostle Paul!
Is this what Brister is learning at Southern Seminary?