Tony Jones of the Emergent Church Rejects the Doctrine of Original Sin

Source:   Jan 26, 2009

Anyone who has been watching and warning against Post-Modern Liberalism (The Emergent Church) will be not be surprised by Tony Jones’ denial of the Biblical Doctrine of Original Sin. But, for those of you who may be shocked by what is ’emerging’ from the Emergent Church we have this bit of Bible denying apostasy to share with you.

  • “When I was growing up in a moderate, centrist church — somewhere between mainline Christianity and evangelicalism– Original Sin was a given.  I first learned about it in youth group, and we regularly talked about it.  Actually, it’s more accurate to say that we talked about a life with Christ, and the notion of Original Sin was in the background.  It was assumed.  And I cannot remember that it was ever debated.
  • In other words, I assumed that the doctrine of Original Sin was a biblical notion, and that all Christians accepted it as gospel truth.  Of course, neither is true.”

For Record Here is what the Bible has to say about Original Sin.

Eph. 2:1   And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

Rom. 5:12   Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned…

Rom. 5:18   Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. 19 For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.

Psa. 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Rom 3:10 as it is written:
“None is righteous, no, not one;
11 no one understands;
no one seeks for God.
12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
no one does good,
not even one.”
13 “Their throat is an open grave;
they use their tongues to deceive.”
“The venom of asps is under their lips.”
14 “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 in their paths are ruin and misery,
17 and the way of peace they have not known.”
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

Romans 8:6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. 8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Manny’s comment: In a past email I sent out to several friends, I pointed out that Mr. Jones, a very popular youth speaker, who has even spoken at several Nazarene universities, proclaimed last November unrepentent homosexuals can live a Christian life with no conflict whatsoever. I am very confident that Mr. Jones would never set foot inside the doors of Bethany church and speak to our youth or preach sermon, but if he did…he would hear directly from me before he uttered a single word to our congregation or youth… in public!

3 responses to “Tony Jones of the Emergent Church Rejects the Doctrine of Original Sin

  1. The movement personifies the classic line from Satan himself…

    “…did God really say?…”

    The reason this movement did so well was because it thrived in a vacuum of no information.

    No longer. With books such as “WHY WE’RE NOT EMERGENT” by DeYoung and Kluck, the Christian church is fighting back.


  2. I just would like to give all the praise to our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ who is the King of all kings and Lord of all lords…..Without this assurance I think that I might be overly fearful of the way main stream evengelicals are trending with the emergent dogma!!! The real church belongs to the LORD!!!! We are to be Holy for our God is Holy!!! This means seperate….Not to walk in the way of this world or as in Romans 12 “Do not be conformed to the likness of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” The world is rushing away from God at an alarming rate…we live in the most murderous generation of all time!!! If the church tries to follow the world it will seperate from it’s “Chief Cornerstone”…..As I was saying what we need to do as followers of Jesus Christ is fall on our face and thank Him that he will not lose one that is his!!!

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