In a move which surely must cause a bit of embarrassment for the ID group,
Phil Johnson and other ID members, Rev. Sun Myung Moon has proclaimed "that
Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha - even God - have told him he is now 'the Savior,
Messiah and King of Kings of all of humanity!'"
This may have some impact on the ID movement but to explain why requires
Keith Miller, in Dec. 1999 published a note with Jonathan Well's web papers
proclaiming that he was a Moonie. Keith attached a note from Phillip Johnson
at the bottom. Johnson acknowledges that he knew Wells is a Moonie but
frankly expresses a big yawn for that knowledge. I posted a response to
Keith's note outlining what I viewed as the ID movement's lack of concern
for Scriptural Christianity.
I also had been having an e-mail conversations with Paul Nelson just
before Keith's note. Paul had already confirmed to me that Wells was a
Moonie and a fine fellow. He said that they merely disagreed about theology.
I should hope so! But at what point do our attempts to create an apologetic
become worthless for our faith?
I think the question for the evangelical supporters of the ID movement and
the Discovery Institute is: Should we support someone with views like this?
Will Nelson and colleagues like Steve Meyer, in light of Moon's
proclamation that he is the 'King of King for all humanity!" continue to
encourage evangelical publishers to publish Well's stuff? Wells who now must
believe that Sun Myung Moon is the Messiah seems to hold values quite at
odds with conventional Christianity. It seems to me that ID has become so
theologically neutral as to be of no value to Christianity.
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