PART 1: EVERYTHING BUT THE FUNDING. THAT IS COMING IN PART 2.
NOTE: IF THIS ARTICLE IS TOO LONG TO READ FOR YOU, TRY OUR MUCH SHORTER VERSION, DOCENT FOR DUMMIES, PUBLISHED HERE.
Imagine a headline in which the newly elected president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination was caught – within hours of his election – committing theft. This theft, a clear violation of God’s immutable Moral Law (Exodus 20:15) is fairly unique in that it contains within the stone tablets carved by God’s own anthropomorphic finger no explanation or asterisk.
The 1st Commandment contained the reason for not worshipping other gods, the 2nd Commandment contains a lengthy description of what idolatry entails, the 3rd Commandment contained an imprecatory curse along with its edict. The 4th Commandment gave a long list of ways the Sabbath was to be observed. The 5th Commandment included a promise of blessing for those who follow it. The 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th Commandments, however, included no caveats, curses, or blessings at all. They were simple enough that even pagans required no further explanation.
Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not lie.
Editor’s Note: This article is lengthy. For your convenience, we’ve hyperlinked its various parts so you can zoom forward past the parts of this saga with which you are already familiar:
- The first evidence of plagiarism (and the can of worms that followed)
- Greear plagiarizes his sermons, making his defense of Ed Litton’s plagiarism more understandable
- Greer deletes his article defining plagiarism and condemning it as theft
- The Docent Group (the basics)
- The Docent Group: A leftist plan by non-theologians to place progressive ideology into America’s pulpits (and examples of their left-wing writers)
- Why does Docent Exist?
- The public faces of Docent Group expose their leftist invasion into the church
What we have discovered in researching the Docent Group is that the plagiarism of Ed Litton – and what it further exposed about the plagiarism of JD Greear and ultimately enabled by the Docent Group – is widespread and pervasive in evangelicalism.
Within this article, you will discover the following: Writers and operators of the Docent Group are heavily connected with The Gospel Coalition, The Witness: Black Christian Collective (formerly RAAN), the ERLC, and the President of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention.
You will find an expose’ on the writers of Docent Group, and a survey (complete with photographic and primary-source evidence) that demonstrate the group universally holds to leftist-progressive ideologies, Marxism (in various forms), egalitarianism, and includes at least one practicing homosexual. You will discover that many have no theological training at all, but specialize in sociology and political activism.
In no uncertain terms, what we have discovered by researching Docent is that it is a coordinated effort across Big Eva to invade America’s churches with leftist ideology in the name of “sermon research,” all the while producing sermon-writing and facilitating plagiarism. Sermon plagiarism is hardly the only danger presented by Docent – the more dangerous issue is that the contents of the sermons provided by Docent present leftist ideology masquerading as exegesis.
FULL POST HERE