MAX LUCADO

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  1. Pitipat

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    My church (a SBC) recently passed out some literature by Max Lucado and this is my concern.
    I have long been famillar the author as being a member and Senior Pulpit Minister of the Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio Tx. The position of the Church of Christ is babtisimal regeneration or that salvation only come after baptism.
    My questions are; Has the author left the COC and denounced their doctrine or is this a different Church of Christ or is this just part of the Post-Modernism Apostasy
     
  2. blackbird

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    As far as I know---Lucado is still a COC! Many SBCers fall for his books----good easy reading---some good stories one can use for illustrations and so forth---but not much theology to learn if its theology you are looking for in the books.

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    Oak Hills Church is still Church of Christ, but it (and several other CoC megachurches) disavow that baptism is required for salvation but is a "demonstration of devotion."

    It also practices open communion, accepts other baptisms as valid and allows instrumental music in all but one worship service.
     
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    His 'kids' books are quite cute. We have one.
     
  5. Scarlett O.

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    His books are wonderful. They are more about an increased relationship with God and loving Jesus more than you ever have.

    Theology? Find it with authors who are teaching theology. Inspiration and "a-ha!" moments that lead you to love God more? Read Max Lucado.

    I have never read anything from him that contradicts what I believe as a Southern Baptist.

    And his children's books are great, too.

    Peace-

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  6. Corry Cox

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    Scarlett,
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    imply that sound theology texts do not also lead you to love God more?


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  7. Scarlett O.

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    No, I never implied that at all.

    I was saying, (albeit, not clearly enough, apparently ) that Max Lucado's writings are not intended as a substitution for theology.

    They are more in line with "inspiritational" literature.
     
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    Enjoy many of the stories of Lucado. He is a masterful storyteller.
     
  9. Corry Cox

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    Scarlet,
    Thanks for the clarification.

    I have only read a few of his children's books and I enjoyed them. Keep meaning to read "Travelling Light" but other books keep getting in the way....

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