NT Wright: Off to Hell in a Handcart
For those not familiar with the tabloids of the UK that phrase is a particular favourite of one of the most vile and I never thought I'd get chance to use it.
Anyway, I was informed of the following piece of hilarious news via an email and Chris Tilling's blog that NT Wright is going to burn for eternity! Now here are a couple of the most spectacular sections (fully available here) from the keyboard of C. Matthew McMahon:
I don't want to be misunderstood - so I'll try to be as clear as possible.
Wright is a heretic. A heresiarch. He will forever burn under God's righteous wrath and under the solemn and scornful gaze of the Lamb of God for all eternity if he does not change his theological views before he dies, or rather, his lack of good theology! He is a false teacher, and one of the most influential heretics of the century because he affected people at the seminary level - where pastors are trained and scholars born - and has infected a good number of churches, right down to the layman and youth of the day.
...Not only, then, is Wright theologically ridiculous...
...Now, if this is not the epitome of stupidity in "explaining" the Gospel, I don't know what is. It is denying, straightway, justification, which makes Wright, as I said, a HERETIC.
...He says, "Justification, at the last, will be on the basis of performance, not possession." (Wright, Romans, 440).
...This is Romanism repackaged.
..."[Faith] is the God-given badge of membership, neither more nor less." (Wright, Saint Paul, 160) Wright is so akin to this, that he thinks that Roman Catholics and Protestants should be having "Eucharistic fellowship" together (cf. Wright, Saint Paul, 159)
For a good summary of Wright's nonsensical, anti-Christian and heretical position, read Guy Water's 9 points in his work "Justification and the New Perspectives on Paul, pages 148-149.
Joseph, you are being plagued by this man who is taking down many young in the faith to hell with him by his heretical views which basically gut the Gospel of any power, spit on Christ's work, and destroy the orthodox doctrine of justification as it has been taught throughout the history of the church.
I'm sure you'll agree, all top stuff and it has certainly made my Christmas. I was right all along he is wrong! (Disclaimer: not sure if C. Matthew McMahon will agree with the first half of the previous sentence and I'm not sure if I have too much of an opinion on the whole justification issue but so what, eh?).
That said, even though I profoundly disagree with Wright on many historical and exegetical details and certain modern day social issues, I can't help but feel that his burning for all eternity is just a touch harsh.