Miniblog #150: Do I Affirm the Necessity of a Born Again Experience? | Musings of a Hardlining Moderate

Miniblog #150: Do I Affirm the Necessity of a Born Again Experience? | Musings of a Hardlining Moderate.

This is one of those rare areas where I differ from my virtual friend Carson Clark.

I tend to believe that the ‘born again’ experience that is so central to evangelical spirituality is a marginal theme biblically, and that the concept is so marred by the abuse of it ‘from Charles Finney and the Second Great Awakening’ that it cannot be saved and would better be replaced with something less prone to misunderstanding and more rooted in ‘the whole counsel of God’.