In this post we will see an example of how Plumpkins uses short statements, taken out of context to “prove points” that exist nowhere except in his demented little mind. In this case it will be used against him.

A few days ago Plumpkins removed his corrective lenses long enough to fire off a few rounds at a new LifeWay Curriculum called The Gospel Project. The subject, of course, was the issue of Calvinism. Having done his daily detective work (while his wife was off doing real work, you should note), Plumpkins comes to the conclusion that the nefarious and badly named “Calvinist takeover” is in full swing. Note just one objection:

However, the indisputably clear majority of Southern Baptist churches may be thoroughly disappointed to know their adults, youth, and children can now be subtly indoctrinated into the doctrines of grace as easily as ordering the Calvinistic doctrines from their Lifeway resources order form. [Emphasis added.]

It should be noted in big red letters that Plumpkins never proves anything at all about the curriculum. In fact, he does not even quote from it even though copies were readily available online and he claims to have read it.

The name of his post is “LifeWay pushes Calvinism in latest Bible study curriculum.” Even though he does not prove it, or even try. He plays guilt by association.

Then this:

the indisputably clear majority of Southern Baptist churches may be thoroughly disappointed to know

Sorry. Come again? Where is your scientific polling on this? Where is Zogby? PPP? Barna? We’ll just take a few phone calls that don’t include people on your speed dial.

And:

adults, youth and children can now be subtly indoctrinated into the doctrines of grace

Ok. “For by grace are you saved through faith.” “The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.” “Amazing grace how sweet the sound.” “Grace, grace, God’s grace, grace that will pardon and cleanse within.”

Is Plumpkins a preacher or not?? If so, does he not preach grace? If not, does he preach works? If he does how is he even a believer? We are saved by grace, sanctified by grace, and secured through grace. What is there that should not be taught?

Finally:

as easily as ordering the Calvinistic doctrines from their Lifeway order form.

Well, I looked and didn’t see the slot for “Calvinistic doctrines” on my Lifeway order form. Why does Plumpkins feel the need to lie for no apparent reason? Who knows, but he’s compelled to do it regularly.

The reason is clear for his furor and he even owns up to it himself: he does not care if the content is Calvinist or not. He only cares if the people associated with it are. (see his comment at 12:17am, January 24, 2012, on his January 23, 2012 post). Plumpkins doesn’t care about the gospel at all. Anyone who doesn’t want people to learn about grace is an enemy of the gospel.

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