Maybe some of you who read here know something more about them. If you do, please feel free to offer it up in the comments.
I'll list each of the "key truths", then offer my sometimes sarcastic and consistently frustrated comments below it.
Particularly when God's name is attached, no argument here - although I'd argue vehemently with their success on this point.
A creed is largely some group of people you don't know determining for you what you're to believe and how you'll practice it. I don't care for creeds. Christ crucified and resurrected is creed enough for me. Heck, I don't even like the band Creed all that much.
If we're going by created order, let's all submit to the fish and creeping things. By God's personal design, they were here first. No need in us getting all rebellious about it.
*cough* ermm *cough* What???! What happened to the Chief cornerstone? Are we to now trade the Rock for shifting sand? Are we to serve two masters? The human family AND Christ? It's a nice soundbite for the cultural war, but it isn't something even remotely found in scripture.
A hearty amen. Except...there's no biblical evidence that man knew anything about the eventual relationship between Christ and His bride when the institution of marriage was first put into practice. In fact, Adam was in the physical presence of God when God looked at him and said "It's not good that he's alone." So while it's a very similar union, and a Christ-centered marriage IS based on the Christ/church relationship in numerous ways, this "key truth" exercises a certain amount of liberty in speaking in place of God.
This is a pretty big stretch. I'm no fan of much of modern worship services, formulaic worship, and the like, but the cultural melt-down? Really? No, I mean, really? Of course, with this crowd, it always goes back to culture. It wouldn't matter to them if those in the "culturally normative" worship mode were actually growing in Christ. That's irrelevant to growing in the conservative southern white Antebellum culture, dad-gummit, and that's the important thing here, isn't it?
So, a couple of hours a week in a Sunday School class or a youth group extinguishes - not hinders or slows, but extinguishes - the administering of truth as compared to the countless hours of monotonous
Revival? Really? I'm pretty sure it started with, and is still being fueled by, cultural paranoia. Hearts should be focused on the Father, not the father. The latter is idolatry. I guess, on the Day of Pentecost, the Mighty Rushing Wind the disciples heard was the sound of all those A Beka textbooks flying open in that great revival.
There is absolutely ZERO biblical instruction for a man to "lead worship" in the home. Only the Holy Spirit can "lead" worship, and only God determines when and how (or by whom) he's to be worshipped. Just ask Aaron's sons. Good intentions got the best of 'em.
I don't deny that this is true in proper context. What I DO deny is that it's even possible in this system of belief. I don't believe it is. It's a system that's set up to fail, and fail it will, spectacularly, sooner or later, claiming many wounded lives in doing so.
No argument here. My argument would be with the (mis)application of this belief.
I'm not sure how this is evidence of revival, even though it's a wonderful thing. It should be the rule, not the exception.
So I'm not eligible for blessings, peace, and such, until I understand and submit to the human authority chain? Seriously? Who wrote this list? The cast of Survivor?
Uggghhh. "Worldview" has become one of those words that just makes my insides go "uh oh", particularly when I see "biblical" in front of it. The irony of this is, you know all this stuff they're calling biblical practice? It's cultural tradition that just happened to take place in biblical periods. Ouch.
Again...Take the authority structure out of the equation and see if you can find their Jesus. At some point you have to ask the hard question of "Just who/what are they worshipping?" I'm sure they'll tell you "Jesus, of course", but really, examine this list of "key truths" and see if the math works better for you than it did for me. How many altars will you find in their temple? There'd better be more than one, or some of their gods will be jealous.