- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Ed Litton’s Latest Plagiarism Discovery Involves a 1991 Tim Keller Sermon on Marriage

by | Jul 12, 2021

We need your support. As big tech continues its crackdown on conservative blogs, our days on these platforms are numbered. Go Ad-Free plus get Exclusive Member-Only content by subscribing to us on Substack!

- Advertisement -

The newly-elected Southern Baptist Convention president, Ed Litton, has been embroiled in an existential battle for his career and position as the top leader of the denomination after it was discovered that he had been plagiarising sermons from his immediate predecessor, JD Greear, for years.

In a recent op-ed, I argued that Ed Litton is disqualified from the pastorate–and that his plagiarism was merely a symptom of the bigger issue, which is a lack of moral standards among the leadership in Evangelicalism. Not only is Ed Litton not being held accountable by his church–who are also involved in the scandal–but the denomination’s top leaders have been silent.

Nonetheless, pressure is mounting to force Litton to resign his position.

In the latest discovery of plagiarism, Ed Litton lifted a 1992 sermon from Tim Keller on marriage and, once again, repeated not just the points, but used much of the same language to draw his illustrations, jokes, and experiences while presenting them to his congregation as his own. This was discovered and first reported by Capstone Report, a friendly ministry that also does excellent investigative journalism for the Church.

Join Us and Get These Perks:

✅ No Ads in Articles
✅ Access to Comments and Discussions
✅ Community Chats
✅ Full Article and Podcast Archive
✅ The Joy of Supporting Our Work 😉



One of the most telling pieces in this latest sermon was a joke about marriage being like a “three-year contract” with an “option” for “three more years.” As transcribed by Capstone, it went like this:

Tim Keller: “Some people say it’s time to have a renewable contract as you get married for three years and you have an option for three more. You’ve heard that. Now that might be interesting but that’s not a marriage.”

Ed Litton: “We are now hearing it suggested that what marriage needs now to be defined as is a three-year contract with a three-year option. In other words, a three-year contract with a three-year option for good behavior. That’s not biblical marriage.”

The Dissenter is primarily supported by its readers. The best way to support us is to subscribe to our members-only site where you will receive all of our content ad-free, plus you will get member-only exclusive content.

 

Subscribe to The Dissenter

 

Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation using the box below. (Note, the donation box below is not for memberships, but for donations. For memberships, use the button above.)

Comments

Join our active and vibrant discussion community on Substack. Click here to subscribe.

- Advertisement -

Latest

No, Jesus Was Not Born Again

No, Jesus Was Not Born Again

I often hear charismatic Word of Faith preachers twist Genesis and the Creation narrative of God making man in His own image—and how man and animals were created in such a way that like kind begets like kind—to support their false "little gods" doctrine. It is a rank...

Subscribe

reformedgear.com

Follow Us

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

You Might Also Like…

No, Jesus Was Not Born Again

No, Jesus Was Not Born Again

I often hear charismatic Word of Faith preachers twist Genesis and the Creation narrative of God making man in His own image—and how man and animals were created in such a way that like kind begets like kind—to support their false "little gods" doctrine. It is a rank...

Five Marks of a False Teacher

Five Marks of a False Teacher

In the pursuit of spiritual growth and understanding, the true Bride of Christ is a community that is rich in faith, hope, and love, all bound together by the Word of God. Yet, within this visible body, there lurks a danger that threatens the very fabric of our...

- Advertisement -

 

Already a member? Click Here

100% secure | disntr.com
Follow Us on Twitter