"Even the public statement made by Liberty University on June 29, 2010 made this clear when it said, “Dr. Caner has cooperated with the Board committee and has apologized for the discrepancies and misstatements that led to this review.”
My husband was attending Liberty during this time. Caner was one of the more interesting professors to listen to. Unfortunately, after this happened you had to second guess everything he said. In one class about church history he asserts that Virginia was named after the Virgin Mary. Anyone who is familiar with history knows this to be a false statement. Not a life-altering "misstatement" but nevertheless untrue. And why? That was our question all along. Why lie? The Christian community was eating up his testimony like it was the 67th book of the Bible without all of the embellishments...so why lie?
Yes, there is repentance and forgiveness in the church. However, Ergun Caner should have lost all privileges to stand behind a pulpit and preach to anyone. While you should always study the word of God on your own and not just believe it because the pastor said it...you should at least be confident that the person behind the pulpit is not intentionally misleading you.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Class who was Virginia named after?
This was recently posted in the comment section on FBCJAXWatchdog's post about Ergun calling some Muslims "towelhead stalkers". Obviously the normal caveats need to be said here. As Ergun has proven, anyone can say anything on the internet, especially without sourcing. Also, anecdotes are one of the weakest forms of evidence. All of that being said, I wanted to share this comment.