By the way, my prediction for 2010 is that once all of the FV advocates are together in the same church body, they’ll turn on each other–that will be interesting to watch.
(Of course, we already are all in the same church body, the body of Christ. But he is–erroneously, in my view–expecting some convergence into one denomination.)
I think this is interesting because I have held exactly the mirror-identical opinion. Between the Southern Presbyterian zealots, the Klineans, and the Clarkians, and the more barely-Reformed crowd there will be nothing but unending war. This is because, 1) FV is out of the way (maybe) and 2) precedents have been set by which anyone’s opinion can become the revisionist standard of orthodoxy to accuse anyone else of heresy. You don’t even need a court case. Just stack your own committee. NAPARC is left with nothing to hold onto as far as right and wrong are concerned. Nothing is left but power and the will to expel.
I say it is chilling because if anything like this happens on either “side,” it will be tragic. It will truly obscure the Gospel.
And, since I think this will be far more ruinous, it is time to consider blog silence on the FV issue (yes Again!). I mean, I’ve just turned forty, I’m entering the second year of my bivocational business, and New Years is a traditional time for all sorts of resolutions.
So this is mine. I’m done. Others will report the important stuff in the PCA and elsewhere. Just follow Doug Wilson’s blog and google “federal vision” on the blogsearch on a regular basis if you want to keep up with the sporadic news and constant poison.
Tomorrow is a new year. Let’s see what we can do.