I thought I would share with you one of my “favorite” heretical quotes:
Ted Peters (ELCA): “One can identify the modern theologian as a person who is willing to jump off the island and attempt to swim amid the currents of modern consciousness. He or she is aware of the risks of leaving the dry land of biblical naiveté behind, but hopes that farther out at sea another island of meaning will appear. If none does appear, then perhaps with strong faith one can simply learn to enjoy the unending swim.” (God—the World’s Future, Systematic Theology for a Postmodern Era, p5).
Notice the demonstration of (2Co 4:3-4 NKJ) ” 3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
Peter’s is actually recommending mass suicide, by his analogy spiritual suicide. What a blessing the LORD has not directed us to jump off the island for an “unending swim” in the polluted waters of man’s consciousness, which will certainly end badly.
(2Ti 3:16-17 NKJ) “16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
(Isa 8:19-20 NKJ) “19 And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? 20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”
Stay founded on that solid foundation of Christ and His word for here alone do we see and sing with the saints: (Rev 5:9 NKJ) “9 And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,”