"Soren Kierkegaard called them 'kissing Judases' – followers of Jesus who betray
him with an interpretation."
Guinness said liberal denominational leaders have followed to a fault
Friedrich Schleiermacher's plea that Christians reach out to "the cultured
despisers of the gospel." Rather than reach them to convert them, said Guinness,
the current church leadership has joined and become like cultured despisers of
the gospel, no longer being faithful to Jesus Christ.
Guinness labeled the current ecclesiastical state
as "an Alice in Wonderland Church in which Christian leaders now openly deny
what all Christians have believed and many have died to defend; Christian
leaders who celebrate what their faith once castigated; Christian leaders who
advance views closer to their foes than to their founder; and Christian leaders
who deny the faith, but stay on shamelessly as leaders of the faith they