A friend of mine sent me a link to this CARM article after seeing my recent post. The article was written to defend against Universalism:
He just wanted to highlight some contradictory statements. As we know from our previous post on CARM, they believe the 4th commandment Sabbath is not valid or binding anymore. Matt Paulsen from CARM even emailed me claiming Ephesians 2:15 abolished that Law. (Note: I emailed CARM asking them to change the reasons why they don’t recommend the SDA church, and hopefully come up with better reasons. I felt they were irresponsibly misleading people with that section. Matt Paulsen from CARM responded, but not in the friendliest of tones.) But here, they write something about the 10 Commandments, and I quote:
God’s Law is Perfect
When God said, “Let there be light,” it happened. When He commanded that the oceans be, they came into existence. God’s word is powerful. What He says is never futile, empty, or without power.
The Law is a reflection of God’s character. It is pure and perfect. It is powerful. The Ten Commandments reflect God’s holiness and justice. These commandments are not without punishments. A law without consequences is only an empty slogan.
To sin is to break God’s Law and offend His character. To sin means to challenge His character and authority. It means you go against His word. But God is not a liar. His word is true. He has said He will punish the lawbreaker.
The following is a quote from Matt’s email to me.
Read and study Eph 2:15 “Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, [even] the law of commandments [contained] in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, [so] making peace…”
Please take note of the word “abolished.”
Seems like CARM is picking and choosing doctrines to suit its needs. How convenient. So what is it CARM, are the 10 Commandments still valid? You can’t have it both ways. I know my Bible is inspired because it doesn’t contradict itself. Using that logic, I’ll paraphrase John 11:10; because of CARM’s recent stumbles, the is no light in it.