I received the following comment on an unrelated post. The commentator, named Stephen, was so intent on communicating it to me that he actually tracked down another post that had open comments.
The purpose of this post is to give him a place to interact with me without derailing another very well written post.
Had to come here since you closed comments on the Tullian article. You, sir, as many other PCA members and elders – ruling and teaching – are a Pharisee. Why would you publish such a thing about another Christian? Why do you care so much? Last time I read the Word, everyone that God has used to advance His kingdom is a deep sinner in dire need of His grace. All with major sins just as you and me…and Tullian. The PCA has major issues with extending grace and mercy. – Stephen
I have to say that it seems inconsistent to blast me as judgmental and legalistic with your own brand of legalistic judgment.
Tullian abandoned church discipline, lied to his pastor and all of us, and fled to another region where he sinfully remarried. You have to completely ignore the Lord’s instructions in Matthew 18 to continue to count him among the Church. I would direct you to my article Church Discipline and Exclusion for the biblical support for my position.
Tullian doesn’t need your indulgences and pseudo love, he needs the Gospel and he can never receive that if he refuses to acknowledge his sin. People like you who continue to stroke his ego and pat him on the back are only further entrenching him in his sin.
Prediction: The article he wrote on Expastors.com titled the Freedom in Losing it All is a sneek peak of the content of the book he is rumored to be working on. The title of that post is either the title of the book, the subtitle, or a chapter within the book. It appears that Warren Throckmorton has obtained an early draft of the Expastors.com article which confirms this suspicion.
This is a book about sin and grace, desperation and deliverance. This is a book about brokenness and the glorious fact that God’s grace runs downhill and meets us at the bottom in ways that we simply cannot know or experience when we’re at the top. This is a book about finding grace in a hopeless place.
For a thorough timeline of events regarding Tullian Tchividjian’s history, please see Resource Bibliography on System Issues Related to the Tullian Tchividjian Situation. By linking to this site I am not endorsing the site as a whole, nor testifying to the veracity of the information present. However, the timeline presented does appear to be accurate to the best of my knowledge and research.