Thursday, November 30, 2006


Of course its so easy, deny that Jesus is the only way to God and all will be well in the world:

To live peacefully with Muslims and Jews, Christians must put aside the notion that their faith requires the creation of a Christian kingdom on Earth, a Lipscomb University theologian told an interfaith gathering at the university.
“We are not going to get very far in our relationship with Jews or Muslims if we do not let go of this idea,” Lipscomb professor Lee Camp said at Tuesday’s conference…
“We need to forsake the Christendom model,” Camp said. “The most basic Christian commitment … is that we say we believe in the Lordship of Jesus. But, if we claim that, how can a Muslim or Jew trust us, if we say Jesus is the Lord of all Lords?”
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A reader "The Gourd" has brought this to my attention. It looks like Lee Camp has been quoted out of context. This is his response to the article:

“In my lecture, I too insisted that we must not discard what is most important to us. I am a Christian who holds, without apology, to the Lordship of Jesus. I cannot accept any strategy of “conflict resolution” that asks me to set aside that particular claim. I believe and teach that Jesus is Lord of Lords and King of Kings.

“This exclusive claim of the authority of Christ thus presents a problem for “conflict management.” I went on to ask these questions: How can the Jew or Muslim trust us Christians if we hold onto the exclusive Lordship of Jesus? Given that I refuse to deny the Lordship of Jesus, what can I or other Christians possibly contribute to peace-making, whether global or local?“Here is my answer: Because I profess that Jesus is Lord of Lords, I have committed myself to loving both neighbor and enemy. Because I profess that Jesus is King of Kings, I have committed myself to serving and honoring all people. Because I profess that Jesus is the ultimate authority to which all other authorities must submit, that authority requires of me to extend gracious, generous hospitality to the stranger, the pilgrim, and those who do not see the world as I see it. Link.

I am glad the article is mistaken, and my apologies to Lee Camp. This appears to be another MSM mess up to denigrate Evangelicals.


The Gourd said...

I'd just like to point out that Dr. Camp was severely misquoted in this article. I recommend you read his book, "Mere Discipleship" to find out what he really believes. I thought it was ludicrous when I heard that Lee Camp had denied the Lordship of Jesus Christ; of the Christians I know today, he seems to be one who has embraced that concept to its fullest. Here is a link to his response:
Lipscomb Professor responds to Tennessean article

The Gourd

Ron Ballew said...

Thanks, have updated.