Insider Movements – Gutting the Bible
Hindu-Followers-of-Jesus? Messianic Muslims? Is this something that we should be excited about? Or does it represent the most serious threat to the gospel that the modern missionary movement has yet encountered? David Garner’s article
“High Stakes: Insider Movement Hermeneutics and the Gospel” (1) is important because it gets under the skin of certain innovations in missions and to the heart of what they are missing – an organic, all-encompassing, gospel-centered hermeneutic. The message of the Bible, not only in its whole, but also in each of its parts, is the story of God’s redemption of his people in Christ Jesus.
You can be a Christian OR a Hindu or you can be a Christian OR a Muslim, but you can’t be both.