As the great theologian Jim Morrison said, “This is the end.” WTIA had a hootfully good run but now it must come to an end as we here at WTIA have found the writings of Peter Lumpkins too poisonous and sickening to even read and respond to. PeterLumpkins.com is a cesspool which no one should wade, not even those who intend to document his lies and distortions.
With That I Am…
Here are the highlights (lowlights) of Peter-prose for the week of February 12-18, 2012.
Peter’s gratuitous use of the word ‘gratuitous’ is simply amazing. A triple West Georgia hoot!
The first one to put out a bounty on Harris was Founders Ministries high sheriff, Tom Ascol. In his unhindered emotional meltdown, Ascol got so caught up in victimization rhetoric, he forgot to actually criticize a single proposition Harris wrote.
The difficulty with Birch’s piece is the gratuitous approach with which Birch begins his dissent.
Birch’s gratuity aside, Harris made it perfectly clear the issue he raised.
Rather than existing among Southern Baptists the mere presence of Calvinists like Birch falsely and gratuitously observes, it is the permeation of Calvinists among us which Harris clearly questions…
As to the first complaint, it has nothing to do with “tone” but stems from Birch’s unsubstantiated gratuitous presumption that Harris is apparently ignorant of SBC history… Read more…
Another correspondence sent in via carrier pigeon (what’s up with the anonymity?). This meme was just too silly to not post. It is all in good fun Peter! What a hoot!
Below is an edited guest post that we received here via carrier pigeon.
Here’s another deception that Peter told this week:
No amount of evidence–no matter the degree of strength–will satisfy the many like you cite above. When Al Mohler can unequivocally and necessarily imply that no viable theological alternative exists but “Reformed” theology, and these same young bucks dismiss his words or worst still, charge those of us who took his words at face value with “taking them out of context” no amount of evidence matters. They’re not going to listen. They cannot listen…
Peter is being dishonest when in saying that Mohler said “no viable theological alternative exists but ‘Reformed’ theology.” Here is Mohler’s quote: Read more…
Peter Lumpkins has now blocked all dissent from his twitter account. If you can’t stand the heat…well…make your twitter account private.
In a recent post titled Lifeway Resources pushes Calvinism in latest Bible study curriculum, Peter Lumpkins “outs” all 11 of the contributors to LifeWay’s forthcoming Sunday School curriculum as Calvinists. Lumpkins opines:
Admittedly, the few Calvinist churches in the SBC may be favorably encouraged. 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. Think also of a staff member who would have few scruples in ordering the material for particular groups but not informing the church of the theological underpinnings of Calvinism the materials possess. A scenario like this could be devastating for individual churches.
Peter asserts that LifeWay’s agenda is indoctrination by stealth and then invents a bogeyman. The bogeyman being a church staff member that orders the “curriculum of indoctrination” for his church without informing the congregation of what the literature’s “underpinnings” are. Surely this scenario could very well happen. However, to attribute inherent danger and devastation to the curriculum because of a hypothetical scenario reveals Peter’s own bias and agenda.
Here are the highlights (lowlights) of Peter-prose for the week of February 5-11, 2012.
One wonders what is going through the mind of Jonathan and Jerry (Jr.) Falwell. Have they lost their way? Will both of these guys escort their wives into this conference and listen to Driscoll drone on and on about sodomizing women to the glory of God and for the good of a “real” marriage?
Liberty University is gone. It’s over.
Were my children attending LU, I’d want to know that LU decided to bring in Mark Driscoll to sexualize my kids with his bogus authoritarian interpretation of the Song of Solomon
The implications on moral behavior from such a bankrupt hermeneutic remain frightening. So, because there are no explicit biblical references which forbid the owning of slaves, the traffic of humans is moral? And, since the Bible does not explicitly forbid torturing puppies, eating poisonous mushrooms, nor smoking marijuana, then all three are morally acceptable? Is this what young, restless, and reformed believers like Driscoll mean when they assert sola scriptura–the sufficiency of Scripture?
In the end, I want to thank the readership of SBC Tomorrow. I am a better, more informed believer, preacher, expositor, and person because of you.
I commit myself afresh to offering genuine sources and credible evidences for the propositions I offer my readers.
Know this: I do not deny bias. Ever. Nonetheless I am obligated as is every critic to be judicious and reasonable with what evidences and sources I do cite.
I have no intention of feeding the public half-cooked ideas with my name on it.
Hence, I will respond to challenges toward the inferences I propose, but I will do so with dignity and engage the idea without casting dark asperations toward the one proposing them.
With Ascol’s “Calvinists are victims” right on the heels of Ed Stetzer’s “Calvinists are bogeymen” Southern Baptists have a perfect duo in attempting to shut down any resistance to Ascol’s comprehensive vision–indeed aggressive Calvinism’s vision (i.e. Founders Ministries)–to “reform” the SBC to five point Calvinism.
Yesterday evening, Tom Ascol posted a review of Gerald Harris’ article on Calvinism in the Georgia Baptists owned Christian Index. Ascol posted Harris’ article, entitled “The Calvinists Are Here,” in its entirety. This is fully within the law as recent fair-use rulings have deemed it legal for news articles to be posted in their entirety for review and commentary.
It took Peter only a few hours to post a holier than thou rebuke of Ascol.
I called to get permission to post Gerald Harris’ latest editorial on SBC Tomorrow. The Christian Index graciously gave me permission to do so. It was scheduled to publish at 5:15 A.M on Friday. The reason for permission is two-fold: a) plain, old-fashioned courtesy; b) at the bottom of the editorial page there is a clear indicator I needed to get the permission.
Lumpkins continues: Read more…
Brother Lumpkins is a glow this evening as SBCTomorrow has received 1 Million views. This is quite the stat and is worthy of congratulations. Congrats Peter!
However, the contents of Peter’s blog are indeed shameful and not worthy of positive recognition. The blog is the unofficial “SBC Gossip Rag” and the fact that it is run by a Southern Baptist minister with a Doctor of Ministry degree makes the reality even more saddening. But we don’t want to be sad around these parts, we desire to be happy web campers and thus provide you with some humorous quotes and a bit of commentary on Peter’s hubris filled “1 Million Views” post. Read more…
Here is the conversation from two Southern Baptist pastors with someone who disagrees with a misleading FB status about the forthcoming Lifeway material called “The Gospel Project.” North Carolina pastor Tim Rogers posted a FB status declaring that Lifeway has now admitted “The Gospel Project” is non-theological and non-Gospel.
Scott Gordon calls out Pastor Tim Rogers for being misleading and untruthful and then Pastor Peter Lumpkins joins in and lets his self-admitted anger spew. Read more…