Friday, June 25, 2010

Breaking News: Caner Removed As Dean of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary

Ergun Caner has been removed from his office at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He will, however, remain as a professor, at least for the 2010/2011 school year. I'll have some thoughts on all this for you on Monday.

Meanwhile, here are some comments from readers left at the Liberty Student News article on Caner's "dismissal":

Revelation 21:8 out of the Liberty University Standard Verson (LUSV): "But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all persons who make factual statements that are self-contradictory, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
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If we confess our discrepancies and misstatements, God is faithful and just to forgive us our self-contradictory facts and let us keep our jobs.
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On the day that Ergun Caner's career as Dean of Liberty's seminary comes to an end, he's busy "tweeting" things like "Donuts R holy." I think I see the problem.
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He did not lie. He did not intentionally mislead any one.

He only misspoke.

He only made factual statements that are self-contradictory.

I am relieved to know that he didn't sin and can remain a professor of students.
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It is obvious to me that no one in leadership ever sins. They have reached a state of sinless perfection. From this point on, they only misspeak, make mistakes, or make factual statements that are self-contradictory. They most certainly do not lie! That would be a sin. And sin they do not do!

These comments are from the student news website. I assume these are Liberty's students. It's enough to make you think, isn't it?

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Carla said...

Utterly disgusted is putting it mildly for what I'm feeling about LU and Ergun Caner right now.

They call themselves Christians, yet they whitewash this whole rotten mess and keep Caner on as prof for another year?

They should have fired him on the spot.

I'm all for mercy and grace and forgiveness, but the way this was handled (and Caner's lack of humility at least as displayed in his tweets even today) is repulsive to me.

Shame on them.

Tony-Allen said...

After seeing several online reactions to this, I'm glad that I'm not the only one not buying the "factual statements that are self-contradictory" excuse. Why anyone at Liberty thought people would buy that, I don't know.