Jeffress: Evangelicals infected with 'inclusivism'

Friday, January 22, 2016
 | 
Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Wheaton prof Larycia HawkinsCiting growing "inclusivism" among evangelicals, a prominent Southern Baptist pastor isn't surprised that the protest over the proposed termination a Wheaton College professor remains unsettled.

More than 800 Wheaton alumni are threatening to withdraw their financial support if Professor Layricia Hawkins (right) isn't reinstated following her controversial statement in social media that Muslims and Christians worship the same God.

Pastor Robert Jeffress, senior pastor at First Baptist Church-Dallas, points out that Hawkins isn't alone in her unorthodox thinking. He says more than half (57%) of evangelicals today believe there is more than one way to God other than through Christianity.

"So I think these Wheaton supporters are simply reflective of a growing trend of inclusivism that has infected the body of Christ as a whole," he adds.

Jeffress, Rev. Robert (FBC Dallas)A letter to officials at Wheaton claims the school has failed to provide a "substantial basis" for Hawkins' termination, even though she has repeatedly refused to re-affirm the school's statement of faith. Jeffress is hopeful the leadership at the Chicago-area school continues to stand strong – but:

"... If they give in to these demands, my prediction is there's a whole other host of Wheaton supporters who would withdraw their support," he tells OneNewsNow.

Jeffress' latest book, Not All Roads Lead to Heaven, releases next month.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What's your feeling about the James Comey/Loretta Lynch/Hillary Clinton/email server scandal?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

NFL maintains status quo on anthem policy
Sessions defends Comey firing, ties it to Clinton email case
Trump accuses Democrat of fabricating fallen soldier story
Manhunt underway after 3 killed at Maryland office shooting
Swiss executive asks voters to reject paid paternity leave

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Gowdy: Comey needs to be in the hot seat again over Clinton
Obama WH knew about Russian bribery plot before uranium deal
Vets' lawsuit: 3 U.S. companies funded terror in Iraq
Mandalay Bay security guard resurfaces on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'
Poll shows Roy Moore, Doug Jones neck-and-neck in Alabama Senate race

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
UMC ban of intelligent design presenter an unpopular decision

UMC logo United Methodist ChurchAfter the Discovery Institute was banned from sponsoring an information table at the United Methodist Church's upcoming General Conference, a poll shows that a super-majority of Americans oppose the decision.