A rejected weblog comment, - WEST or W-ST?
"Bearing in mind we are unworthy guests of
the weblog, I hope to make this comment my last here.The root issue is
- is WEST sound? It is an issue of vital interest to present and
prospective students, their elders and congregations.
There are several aspects to this.
Does Dr Holland, whom Dr Lorek has acknowledged as his primary PhD supervisor*,
and by extension, the whole faculty at WEST believe:
These beliefs are equivalent to theological Polonium*, yet Dr Lorek has either approvingly taste-tested or wholly imbibed* every one, three in his thesis supervised at WEST, the last in subsequent writings, along with annihilationist error which also appears in embryo in the thesis.
If the answer is yes, the supervisor and WEST vigorously repudiate every one, there remains a profound question of both competence and discernment in so long commending* such a monument of unbelief, despite repeated warnings about its author. If the answer is muted, 'WEST' may be Bryntirion's latest name, but de facto it has already become 'W-ST'.
There is plague in the house, it needs swift action to address, or the whole will be unclean."
Expanding the Boundaries - a poisonous hostility to the Truth By kind permission © BLQ 2013)
(*These links were not in the original post.)
Tom Holland has replied (19/4/13) by email that he repudiates the doubts about scriptural authorship expressed in this thesis. As he points out, his own writings also corroborate this. Whilst at the time, slightly reassuring, this nevertheless raises serious and important questions about WEST's position in sponsoring and publicising works of extreme liberal theology and of partnering openly with the enemies of Christ, and in particular its academic cooperation with liberal faculties at Sheffield, Chester and Lampeter.
Did no one read this thesis after its publication? Why do they still publicly recommend its manifest denial of inspiration?
How many other of WEST's theses are leavened with the same poisonous leaven? Why is there apparently a greater concern for academic credentials than faithfulness to the Master?
1/7/13 The plague spreads
Sebastian Smolarz also refers to a second Isaiah and entertains the notion of a third in a footnote, in this thesis, but there is worse too, it is listed in WEST's roll of theses.
Dr Holland has both supervised and officially reviewed and approved the work, which is contaminated with such hateful disloyalty to Christ.
Beyond doubt this displays the dire direction of travel WEST is now taking.