Why I do not Support Ratio Christi (RC) as an Organization
Why can’t I support RC as an organization? It is not because there are not many good and godly people involved in the RC ministry. There are.
It is not because RC does not have a generally acceptable doctrinal statement. It does.
It is not because RC does not claim to believe in the full inerrancy of the Bible as stated by the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (ICBI). It does.
Rather, it is because the leadership of the RC organization is not operating in accordance with its own doctrinal statement on the inerrancy of the Bible and on the doctrine of creation—
- By allowing, and even sometimes featuring, speakers who deny the full ICBI view of the inerrancy of the Bible (e.g., by claiming there is a contradiction in the Bible);
- By failing to judge openly and clearly the views that deny the full (ICBI) view on inerrancy;
- By allowing speakers at RC functions who hold to theistic evolution;
- By failing to judge openly and clearly the views that embrace theistic evolution;
I have discussed these matters over the past couple years with the RC leadership (past and present) and I have not received a clear and unequivocal commitment by RC on these issues. By RC leadership’s own statements, these are “important” doctrines, and history demonstrates that compromise on them will work to undermine the vitality and longevity of RC as an organization.
It is because of these failures and with deep regret that I cannot support RC as an organization.
Norman L. Geisler
Nov 17, 2015