Need for critiqueBy Glen Boese Springfield, S.D.
[Dugan had commented on a statement by an earlier letter writer who said a professor at Mennonite Biblical Seminary more than 50 years ago had questioned the literal historicity of Old Testament accounts. — Editor]
Chupp states that criticism is not Christian. If that were true, Jesus wasn’t very “Christian” either. He criticized the Scribes and Pharisees in rather harsh terms, as did the disciples, Paul and the early church leaders. The Anabaptists and even present-day missionaries criticize pagan practices.
It is our task to show and teach the straight and narrow way that leads to life eternal. When and if AMBS fails to do this, it is time for good men to speak up.
Being a graduate of AMBS, I am also concerned about its recent trends. It seems to be changing, and not for the better. Criticism should be made with the goal of making things better, not to destroy or condemn.
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