Dr. Ergun Caner is the President of Liberty Theological Seminary, a school founded by the late Dr. Jerry Falwell. Many were surprised to see his name among the charter signatories of “An Evangelical Manifesto.” He writes,
‘In recent days, I became aware that my name is on the list of “Charter Signatories” for the Evangelical Manifesto (EM).
‘There is only one problem: I never signed it.
‘A few months ago, I was consulted by a member of the steering committee, and invited to read through a rough draft. At that time, I stated in an email that I felt the language concerning the forefathers of evangelicalism was too dismissive and too harsh. Men such as the founder of our University, Dr. Jerry Falwell, acted with courage in putting evangelical Christianity on the frontlines of the American dialogue.
‘I was saddened to read that this language was not changed. Then I became angered by the tone of the presentation at the National Press Club (NPC).
‘I must state for the record, the EM does NOT reflect my position, and the speakers at the NPC do NOT reflect my position concerning the current state of Evangelicalism.’
Read the rest of Caner’s statement here: “I Never Signed This Manifesto” â€“ by Ergun Caner (SBCToday.com).