Bryan, neither Jesus nor the apostle Paul was a pluralist. Jesus declared of the choices facing the Christian:
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat; Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matt. 7:13-14).
Jesus went on to say, “Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of My Father, which is in heaven” (Matt. 7:21).
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:16).
The apostle Paul speaks of the Adam of Genesis as a real, historical personage (Rom. 5:12-19), and declared that those practicing sexual immorality should be removed from the fellowship of the church (I Cor. 5:9-13). He also instructed Timothy to forbid the teaching of doctrines contrary to the apostolic message (I Tim. 1:3), and wrote in another epistle:
“And if any man obey hot our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother” (II Thess. 3:14-15).
None of this sounds in any way like the spirit of the One Project and the pluralistic diversity it wishes to foster in the church. The attempt to paint the present conflict as the product of sociological and non-supernatural forces, rather than in the colors of the great controversy theme found throughout the Bible, offers the clearest evidence as to why these two paradigms cannot peacefully co-exist. One of these paradigms is that of Scripture. The other is fundamentally antithetical to Scripture.