“‘The Bible says’ …. doesn’t carry the weight it once did and thanks to our digital world, folks know ‘what else’ the Bible says without even picking up a Bible. In spite of this, we preach, teach, write, and communicate as if nothing has changed. As if ‘The Bible says it,’ still settles it,” noted the book’s official description.
(Berean Research) Megachurch leader Andy Stanley has made some interesting statements over the past few years. Most notably are his statements distancing himself from the authority of Scripture. Easy to mark and avoid a teacher like this, right?
Actually, not so easy. Stanley’s many marketable brands include curricula for children, teens, adults, couples…and many well-meaning church staff will purchase and use the programs – perhaps in your church – without fully realizing the man behind the lessons. (The Orange program for children’s ministries for example.)
Here are a couple of background articles that show Stanley’s drift from the truth of God’s Word:
Understanding his recent history, check out this interview with Stanley from the Christian Post. Examine his words by holding each statement up to the light of Scripture: