The Enemies Within: Purveyors of His Slop (Hislop)

This week my target is mainly someone who died decades ago, but his legacy lives on today in garbage found in Chick tracts, and of late has been promulgated by a conspiracy theorist minister named Mark Fairley, and sadly, even by John MacArthur.

Alexander Hislop was a clergyman with a dislike for Catholics and an even greater dislike for sound history. So he put together a ridiculous panorama of history dominated by the figures of Nimrod and Semiramis, who together supposedly founded an evil world religion that lives on today in, among other places, the Catholic Church. 

I won't be addressing Hislop's claims here; if you want to see some of them addressed, a couple of my ebooks cover the territory (if you're feeling masochistic). The main point is that Hislop's nuttery today infects the background of too many prominent teachers. The fact that someone as allegedly prestigious and intelligent as John MacArthur gives props to is bad enough to pronounce an epitaph over mainstream Christian intellectualism.

Comments

Joe Hinman said…
I agree completely man, just one question: "mainstream Christian intellectualism," what's that?

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