CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE THREATENED BY HERETICAL NAZNET SITE
J. Grant Swank, Jr.
The Church of the Nazarene holiness heritage is threatened by heresies propagated by NazNet and obviously permitted by founder Dave McClung.
Check out NazNet: http://www.naznet.com/
Staffers offering their own versions of Christian truth include Hans Deventer, Scott Cundiff, and Dave McClung.
Chaplain Barbara Moulton, once on staff, has since bowed out after stating she would not perform marriage ceremonies for same-sex duos but also she would not take a public stand against such either. So goes her biblical testimony on behalf of one-man one-woman nuptials.
Heresies furthered by NazNet include Deventer believing that unsaved souls are annihilated at death. For him there is no everlasting punishment called “hell.”
Deventer also refers to an “intermediate state” for the soul after death. Where does the Bible teach that? It doesn’t. It is a Catholic / sometimes Anglican teaching but not found in Scripture. Nevertheless, Deventer goes on elaborating nonsense on behalf of an “intermediate state.”
Several staffers, including Deventer and Cundiff in particular, do not believe that the Bible is totally reliable as 100% divinely inspiration holy writ. In other words, the Bible has errors in it. Once we pick out one error, then when and where do we stop if we don’t accept the infallible Word of God?
Deventer states that he does not believe in universalism—that is, universal salvation in that all souls go to heaven—but wishes that God believed in universal salvation.
Now that is totally sap material and should never find a place on a website that repeatedly claims it is a “friend” to the Church of the Nazarene.
Deventer is quite enthusiastic about infant baptism
so believes it should be accepted worldwide as a bottom line ritual. Though there is no reference in the Bible to infants being baptized, Deventer wishes that it was embraced globally by the Church of the Nazarene.
NazNet has an obvious bias for a “high church” Church of the Nazarene. Mimicking Catholicism / Anglicanism is a prime choice by staffers.
NazNet cheers on the emerging church with its flim-flam diluting of biblical preaching and teaching. NazNet thrills at the thought of an emerging church engulfing the Church of the Nazarene.
I have contacted NazNet staffers repeatedly as well as the General Superintendents of the Church of the Nazarene concerning these heretical intrusions. However, nothing basic has changed at NazNet.
And apparently the General Superintendents leadership is sadly limp at this point, that is, relating to NazNet’s destructive influence. If with NazNet, where else are Superintendents lax?
Why doesn’t the Church of the Nazarene use this religiously confused time to spell out more exactly the denomination’s historic biblical truths: salvation, sanctification, heaven, hell, biblical infallibility, grassroots evangelism and so forth?
Instead, NazNet delights in the heretically novel, playing up to young posters especially, trying to be on the theological edge and baiting doctrinally grounded biblical Nazarenes to beg off the site for fear of being ostracized by the heretically “elite.”
If this continues, the Church of the Nazarene will splinter further. It is fractured now; but the NazNet heresies’ push with Superintendents’ laxity will further the malaise.
While the world awaits a more specific explanation regarding the Nazarene’s historically prime call—preaching and teaching biblical holiness—the denomination crumbles due to lack of leadership and divisions increasing within its ranks.
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