Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 6: Brian Zahnd Corrects The Great Sin of the Church

1200px-Temptations_of_Christ_(San_Marco)This is the sixth part of my review of Brian Zahnd’s teaching at The Meeting House. You can read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5. In this series am reviewing Zahnd’s sermon and a Roundtable podcast he participated in during his visit to The Meeting House.

This post will conclude my review of the sermon he preached, “Bad Idea: The Bible Trumps Jesus” before I move on to his Roundtable podcast interview he did with Bruxy Cavey.

Here I will quickly address one more comment Zahnd made in the sermon and offer my concluding thoughts Continue reading “Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 6: Brian Zahnd Corrects The Great Sin of the Church”

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Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 6: Brian Zahnd Corrects The Great Sin of the Church

Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 5: Brian Zahnd’s Examples of Trumping Jesus with the Bible

This is the fifth part of my review of Brian Zahnd’s teaching at The Meeting House. You can read Part 1, Part 2Part 3, and Part 4. In this series am reviewing Zahnd’s sermon and a Roundtable podcast he participated in during his visit to The Meeting House.

His sermon was called “Bad Idea: The Bible Trumps Jesus” in which he argues for what can only be described as an incoherent view of Scripture. To Zahnd, the Bible is inconsistent, contradictory, and contains erroneous “assumptions” about God. Because of this, he advocates that we interpret all of Scripture through the lens of Jesus. This results in the rejection of any Scripture which doesn’t fit his preexisting view of what he thinks Jesus should be like. We have seen so far that to prove his point, Zahnd handles the Scriptures dishonestly, argues illogically, and does so with a contemptible level of mockery.

In this post I’m going to address the examples Zahnd gives of using the Bible to trump Jesus. Continue reading “Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 5: Brian Zahnd’s Examples of Trumping Jesus with the Bible”

Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 5: Brian Zahnd’s Examples of Trumping Jesus with the Bible

Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 4: Brian Zahnd’s Confusion Reaches it’s Apex

This is the fouth part of my review of Brian Zahnd’s teaching at The Meeting House. For some context, you can read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. In this series I am reviewing Zahnd’s sermon and a Roundtable podcast he participated in during his visit to The Meeting House.

His sermon was called “Bad Idea: The Bible Trumps Jesus” in which he argues for an incoherent view of Scripture. To Zahnd, the Bible is inconsistent, contradictory, and contains erroneous “assumptions” about God. Because of this, he advocates that we interpret all of Scripture through the lens of Jesus.

In this post I’m going to address something Zahnd says which, frankly, frightens me.

Continue reading “Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 4: Brian Zahnd’s Confusion Reaches it’s Apex”

Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 4: Brian Zahnd’s Confusion Reaches it’s Apex

Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 3: Brian Zahnd, John 5, and the Infallible Capacity of the Fallible Scripture

This is the third part of my review of Brian Zahnd’s teaching at The Meeting House. In this series I will be reviewing Zahnd’s sermon and a Roundtable podcast he participated in during his visit to The Meeting House.

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He preached a sermon called “Bad Idea: The Bible Trumps Jesus” in which he argues for an incoherent view of Scripture and it’s relationship to Jesus. To Zahnd, the Bible is inconsistent, contradictory, and contains erroneous “assumptions” about God. Because of this, he advocates that we interpret all of Scripture through his particular view of Jesus. Zahnd later tells us “Jesus saves the Bible from being just another violent religious text”.

Bruxy Cavey and the leadership of BIC Canada apparently thought it would be a good idea to have Zahnd in to address their people. It’s not surprising considering most of the stuff he said I have heard in one form or another from Cavey himself. The statement addressed in this post is certainly something I have heard from Cavey. This is not just a critique of Brian Zahnd, but Bruxy Cavey as well as an indictment on the leadership of BIC Canada and The Meeting House.

I did an overview of the message and addressed a couple issues in the first two posts. This post assumes you’ve read those (Part 1, Part 2)

In this post I’m going to address a specific statement in Zahnd’s sermon. This statement refutes his own position. Furthermore, his view makes nonsense of the text he cites.

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Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 3: Brian Zahnd, John 5, and the Infallible Capacity of the Fallible Scripture

Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 2: What is Brian Zahnd’s Authority?

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This is the second part of my review of Brian Zahnd’s teaching at The Meeting House. You can read Part 1 here. In this series I will be reviewing Zahnd’s sermon and a Roundtable podcast he participated in during his visit to The Meeting House in October of 2017.

His sermon was called “Bad Idea: The Bible Trumps Jesus” in which he argues for what can only be described as an incoherent view of Scripture and authority. To Zahnd, the Bible is inconsistent, contradictory, and contains erroneous “assumptions” about God. Because of this, he advocates that we interpret all of Scripture through the lens of Jesus.

In Part 1 I gave an overview of Zahnd’s message, and pointed out that he abuses the biblical story of Christ’s transfiguration.

In this post, I want to call attention to Zahnd’s use of a specific text, and point out that his incoherent view regarding the authority of Scripture forces him to be completely arbitrary in what he is willing to lend authority to.

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Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 2: What is Brian Zahnd’s Authority?

Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 1: Brian Zahnd at The Meeting House

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The Meeting House, where Bruxy Cavey is Teaching Pastor, recently concluded a series called “Bad Ideas” in which Cavey and others spoke out against concepts that they say corrupt the true message of Christ. One of the guests in this series was Brian Zahnd. He was there to speak on the “bad idea” that the Bible trumps Jesus.

While I normally would stick to critiquing Bruxy Cavey, this message was delivered at The Meeting House with Bruxy Cavey’s hearty endorsement. This is the kind of teaching that Bruxy Cavey, BIC Canada, and The Meeting House are bringing in. I think it’s relevant.

I am going to review Zahnd’s message and a Roundtable Podcast he did with Cavey over the next few posts. I intend to demonstrate that any Christian who takes the Scripture as the authoritative word of God and desires to handle it correctly has no reason to give Brian Zahnd any credibility as a responsible Bible teacher at all.

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Bruxy Cavey Importing American Lies 1: Brian Zahnd at The Meeting House

Augustine Refutes BIC Canada Leadership (and other Errantists) – Part 2

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In my last post I demonstrated that Bruxy Cavey, Doug Sider, and Darrell Winger espoused a common lie in their podcast “Inerrancy, Authority, Tradition and the Bible” when they said that that the concept of biblical inerrancy was a relatively novel doctrine in church history. We saw that Augustine, writing near the end of the fourth century, argued for the inerrancy of the Scriptures in the same way that inerrantists do today.

I wanted to share one more example of Augustine’s belief in biblical inerrancy. This one is found in his disputation with Faustus the Manichean, Book 11.

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Augustine Refutes BIC Canada Leadership (and other Errantists) – Part 2