Theopolis Institute: a word to the wise...

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One could go cross-eyed trying to understand the many layers of brilliant insights from Jim Jordan and Peter Leithart that provide the bamboo latticework keeping the Oatmeal Stout Federal Vision project upright. There are so many quixotic feints in so many unpredictable directions that it's almost impossible to keep track of them. Reading these men prattle on about this and that literary device applied to this and that text in light of their keen insights through their numerological key to the Scriptures very quickly leads the reader to realize he's going to have to invest his life in learning the technique. The special technique. The technique of the initiated. The technique of the cognoscenti.

You see where we're headed...

These Theopolis Institute men are gnostics. Presbyterians won't have them. Lutherans won't have them. Dutch Reformed won't have them. Baptists won't have them. Orthodox won't have them. Old Order Amish won't have them. Anglicans won't have them. Roman Catholics won't have them.

It is my hope and prayer that, soon, the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches won't have them, either. Leave them alone, dear brothers; leave them alone.

Not all that glitters is gold. Not all that sparkles is a star. Not everyone who is brilliant is trustworthy.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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