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”The typical Evangelical Church has become Weak and Womanly” says Phil Johnson.
In a slur of unbridled and irate self-righteous Discernmentalism, one of our fellow Truth Warriors said of Presbyterians:
I reminded you that Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is allegedly a seminary in the Presbyterian-Reformed tradition, which would have originally been against giving podcasts to apostates. Following is an illustration of the kind of “voice” that’s been given through the evil influence of the EC…
In the real world, doctrines that contradict each other cannot all be true; they can all be false, but they cannot all be true. In addition, even though in today’s spiritually spineless visible church you won’t often hear this, both the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church are apostate forms of Christianity. And apparently in the PCUSA one can be a pastor and a universalist; welcome to the very near future of mainstream evangelicalism…
…let’s hope that these spiritually bankrupt mainline churches do…kill each other off…and go back home to Hell.
“Today’s evangelicals seem committed to keeping the church a soft, delicate, sissified environment.”
“Even the tone of the preacher has to be suited to the sewing circle”
“Have you ever thought carefully about what’s implied in just that term (seeker-sensitive)? It sounds like something a weak and frightened person thought up. Where does “seeker-sensitivity” fit into the biblical description of what the church should be. Answer: it doesn’t. It’s a typically effeminate trend.”
In all of those descriptions against those “skirt-wearing” Presbies who have even now begun to ordain gays sometimes against John MacArthur and Ken Silva’s clear Reformed teachings—do we detect a hint of “womanly” whining from Phil? Thankfully Phil saves his manhood by calling the “sissified” Church in general and “emasculated, weak and womanly skirt-wearing” Presbyterians in particular back to their “Absolute Biblical Fighting Fundamentalist Reformed Masculine Truth Warrior” roots:
Here’s the thing: manliness is not about bravado, and it’s not about boyishness. Going out into the woods with a bunch of other men, putting on war paint, making animal noises, telling scary stories around a campfire, and then working up a good cry might be good, visceral fun and all, but that has nothing to do with the biblical idea of manliness.
Real manliness is defined by Christlike character, and not just the Gentle-Jesus-meek-and-mild-style character, but the full-orbed fruit of the Spirit rounded out with strength, courage, conviction, strong passions, manly love, and a stout-hearted willingness to oppose error and fight for the truth—even to the point of laying down your life for the truth if necessary.
That’s what Scripture portrays as authentic manliness, and it’s the duty of every man in the church to be a model of that kind of manhood. Until men themselves stop listening to those who define manhood in terms of beer, stogies, and cage fighting; until Christian leaders quit fooling around with various tokens of artificial manhood; and until Christian men en masse seriously begin to cultivate real courage, conviction, and commitment to Christ and the gospel, the problem will persist.
We here agree with Phil Johnson (aka Hugh Jass) as it seems Presbyterians have gone off the True path that Calvin and Knox blazed over 500 years ago or so. In fact, many Presbyterians now accept Anabaptists/Baptists, believe that Servetus was a “hero of conscience” and tolerate Arminian heresy. Even the RCC has begun to state positive things about the Presbyterians and has begun the process of dialog with them! Or as the great Pastor-Teacher to the whole internet congregation of Discernmentalists, Ken Silva once noted:
The PCUSA has made its choice, along with the ELCA, Episcopal, American Baptist and other mainline denominational churches, taking a stand against the Word of God. In doing so, they have become apostate. Come out from them, separate from them, and join with Calvin, Luther and other reformers who have made a stand at risk of life and limb on the Word of God, trusting in God alone to be their Savior and protector.
This is why we all must come against this abomination of “effeminate and weak gutless-grace girliemen“ like “soft, delicate, sissified” skirt-wearing Presbyterians. Though we must wonder if Phil Johnson really thinks that ‘John Knox’s gospel is still his gospel.’
Chris Rosebrough of Pirate Christian Radio fame and of Extreme Theology teaches an essential and Biblical Discernmentalist argument and one of our favorites to employ—if you are wondering what this argument is why it’s none other than reductio ad Hitlerum:
The term reductio ad Hitlerum (Latin: you’re Hitler) is a flawless logical thought process or rational sense of reasoning that proves you are all like Hitler in some way, shape, or form. The reductio ad Hitlerum logic is of the form “Adolf Hitler (or the Nazi party) supported X; therefore X must be evil”. This logic is often effective due to the near-instant condemnation of anything to do with Hitler or the Nazis.
It is important to understand that those policies advocated by Hitler and his party that are generally considered good-natured, are all accepted by themselves, but because Hitler supported them, they are evil. In other words: genocide and Aryan white supremacy (for example) are considered evil because Hitler advocated them, rather than Hitler is considered evil because he advocated them.
The rational nature of reductio ad Hitlerum is best illustrated by identifying X as something that Adolf Hitler or his supporters did promote but which is not considered evil — for example, X = “owning dogs“, X = “painting watercolors”, X = “exterminating the Jews“.
You too can use this argumentative theorem—why just the other day Jan Markell made perfectly good use of the theorem by noting the connection between Islam and Nazism. The logical theorem of reductio ad Hitlerum is best illustrated by this Bible-Based logic equation:
Reductio ad Hitlerum Theorem
In layman’s terms:
You can’t divide by zero.
Shut up, Hitler-boy.
Yes even you are Hitler. Everyone is Hitler or at least everyone has some quotient of Hitlery within them. Reductio ad Hitlerum certainly makes winning any argument easy— for with reductio ad Hitlerum on your side how can you lose any argument as you can prove anything and everything; anyone and everyone you personally disapprove of is really Hitler-certifiably evil. Here are some more examples of this flawless logical theoretical argument in action:
- Hitler supported genocide. John Calvin supported genocide by having “heretics” burnt at the stake therefore Calvin is Hitler.
- Hitler exterminated another race: the Jews. Puritans exterminated another race: Native Americans therefore Puritans are Nazis.
- Hitler was a German anti-Semite. Martin Luther was also a German anti-Semite therefore Luther is Hitler.
- Since Luther has already been exposed as Hitler; Lutherans are Nazis; Chris Rosebrough is a Lutheran therefore he is also Hitler.
- Hitler murdered some of his political opponents. Some Anabaptists murdered their political opponents therefore Baptists are Nazis.
- Hitler had a mustache. Phil Johnson has a mustache therefore he is Hitler.
- Hitler started a Truth War. John MacArthur also started a Truth War therefore he is Hitler.
- Hiter was human. You are human too therefore you are Hitler.