‘Idolatrous’ views?

Dec 18, 2017 by

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Sara Wenger Shenk (“Where Does AMBS Stand?,” Blog, Dec. 4) makes it clear she is progressive and considers anyone outside that purview to be idolatrous. Isn’t her distasteful name-calling (“idolatrous”) the opposite of the tolerance she advocates?

Tim Davis
Aurora, Colo.

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  • Wilbur H. Entz

    Thank you Tim for this letter. Something I find much more objectionable is the use of the word bibliolatry within MWR. For one there is no such thing. It is a nonentity. It is impossible to worship the Bible too highly, Psalm 119 and Psalm 138:2. When you punch the word bibliolatry into MWR’s search engine you get four (4) references to it.

    • Matthew Froese

      There have always been those who get so wrapped up in scripture that they miss the living God. Consider, for example, John 5:39-40 where Jesus says (addressing those in the temple) “You search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that testify on my behalf. Yet you refuse to come to me to have life.”

      On the original letter above I’m not sure what the criticism is aimed at, exactly, as the original piece doesn’t mention tolerance. Ms Shenk is calling people to Spirit-led group discernment which is a traditional Anabaptist practice.

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