Matt Chandler, Together for the Gospel 2010:
“Just because somebody speaks at this or that [conference/church/event] doesn’t mean they’re a sell-out.
If they get the opportunity to open up the gospel, even in shady areas, they would be fools to not take advantage of that. They’d be fools to not take advantage of that.
So you can share the stage with theological craziness if what you’re doing then is opening up the word of God to that crowd and expanding the truths of God.”
Chandler is what we tend to call a Conservative Evangelical. In other words, he belongs to that company of men who most actively repudiate false doctrine and are championing the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world in our day. But he’s not a Fundamentalist.
So I’m interested in your views on this quote. Is this the same thinking behind what Billy Graham did? Are there distinctions? Does the statement need qualification?
Matt ends his comments on this topic with:
“I’m thankful for the seven of you who agree with that. [crowd laughter]
I don’t read your blogs anyway! [crowd laughter]”
So relax. Chandler isn’t reading in on this so you’re not going to hurt his feelings.
Do you agree with the statement? If so, why? If not, why not?
Grace to you.