John Mark Hicks claims that Alexander Campbell just defined the Ancient Order as a goal toward which people should work. However, he claims that Alexander continue to FELLOWSHIP those SECTS he claimed to have tried to destroy.
http://www.piney.com/Legalism.in.Church ... hrist.html
http://www.piney.com/Patterns.Legalism. ... Hicks.html
Is there no shame left "among the scholars?"
John Mark Hicks is promoting the idea that all of the process of remission of sins is accomplished by a direct operation of the Holy Spirit (people) and that just LEADS to baptism. This is apparently the Lipscomb University Pattern.
Hicks is so certain that he speaks of "Recovery of the Gospel. Alexander Campbell and Baptism.
http://www.piney.com/John.Mark.Hicks.Re ... ptism.html
The worst part is that he tries to implicate Alexander Campbell in his folly and this is apparently an embarrassment to Churches of Christ. This is of course absolutely false
I believe that this is a plot with the World History of the Stone Campbell Movement which is, of course, telling a lie. At that time Campbell was a Baptist and Stone remarked.
Baptist History Chapter VIII the Schism of Alexander Campbell
http://www.pbministries.org/History/John T. Christian/vol2/history2_part3_08.htm
When he came into Kentucky, I heard him often in public and in private. I was pleased with his manner and matter. I saw no distinctive feature between the doctrine he preached and that which we had preached for many years, except on baptism for the remission of sins. Even this I had once received and taught, as before stated, but had strangely let it go from my mind, till Brother Campbell revived it afresh. I thought then he was not sufficiently explicit on the influences of the Spirit, which led many honest Christians to think he denied them. Had he been as explicit then, as since, many honest souls would have been still with us, and would have greatly aided the good cause. In a few things I dissented from him, but was agreed to disagree (Rogers).
John Mark Hicks The Lipscomb University view John would call antiChrist: <b>
http://www.piney.com/John.Mark.Hicks.Ou ... Story.html
John called this ANTICHRISTIAN
<font color="#FFFFFF">.....The figure on the left--the Father--is arrayed in an indistinct gold (a transcendent tone),
.....the figure in the middle--the Son--in brown (an earthy tone),
.....and the figure on the right--the Holy Spirit--in green (the vibrancy of living earth).
.....Each one is also dressed in blue to represent their equality--THEY are divine.
.....The unity and diversity of the triune life is thus pictured in vivid colors.
Rublev depicts the theophany in an open circle with their heads gracefully inclined toward each other. The circular pattern
..........embodies the theological idea of perichoresis
..........the loving dance of the Triune persons.
Their faces are filled with peace and harmony while their gestures are gentle and loving. The Father and Son look at each other lovingly while the Spirit looks at the chalice as if to descend upon the cup. The chalice represents the Eucharist which is the center of Orthodox liturgy and its theology of redemption. The Eucharist is communion with the Triune God.
The open circle invites others to come to the table and experience the divine community. We are invited into the inner circle of Gods own life to sit at the table of God with God.
THIS IS WHAT JOHN MARK HICKS AKA LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY EVANGELIZES.</font>