And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. (Revelation 3:14-17, KJV)

The Rapidly Spreading Apostasy Knows No Borders

Today I come with a word from the Lord. He impressed upon my heart to say that the above is also God’s indictment upon the leaders within the current evangelical camp in the Body of Christ who are too weak-willed and compromised to confront the encroaching evil of emerging Hollow Men like Guru Brian McLaren. I stated previously that this apostasy is spreading as quickly as an Oklahoma wildfire and has now brought us to a point where the evangelical church is facing the exact same issue as that encountered by Charles Haddon Spurgeon with the encroaching liberals in the Baptist Union of his day.

Today we can see what I’ve called The New Downgrade No-Controversy developing when someone like spiritual guru Brian McLaren, a recognized leader in the decidedly anti-Reformation Emergent Church, has been able to fool spiritually obtuse leaders within the Church of our Lord through his a-logical double-speak into accepting him as an evangelical when he in fact denies the Gospel that’s supposedly preached by evangelicals. This is how low the level of discernment has now shrunk.

As some may know my mom was from Sydney, Nova Scotia and Canada has always been dear to me. Now a few Canadian readers of AM have made me aware that Brian McLaren has been invited to be the featured speaker at the 2006 Conference on Evangelism sponsored by the Atlantic Baptist Mission (ABM) of New Brunswick October 16 through the 19th. The session is entitled “New Kind of Christian, New Kind of Church? 2006 Conference on Evangelism” where we’re told that this unwary group feels it is their “privilege to have Dr. Brian McLaren.” One wonders if they know that McLaren’s “doctorate” is but an honary title bestowed upon him by Carey Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia.

So as I pointed out previously now McLaren undercover of evangelicalism, which has yet to call him to account for what Steve Camp has also called “heretical and aberrant beliefs,” is being given the chance to infect the ABM, “Atlantic Canada’s largest mission and ministry organization,” with the spiritually corrupt virus of his Emergent pseudo-Christianity. The ABM website tells us that Guru McLaren will:

address the Conference five times on the theme of A New Kind of Christian, New Kind of Church?@ After each address there will be opportunity for questions and feedback.

I wish them luck with that as no doubt they figure to be long on the questions and figure to be more than a bit frustrated when Guru McLaren is short on the answers as usual. But I praise God that these readers have the spiritual intestinal fortitude to try and make the leaders of ABM aware of McLaren’s heresies. One of them has put up a section on the website Take Back Canada exposing Guru McLaren and the Emergent Church called The Dangers of the Emerging Church . And response is already coming in as I have just been in dialogue with Dr. Garth V. Williams who is an affiliate of ABM and serves on “the council of the CABC.”

Another solid Christian has also written me concerning my article Brian McLaren: An Evangelical? and tells us McLaren has brought his Emergent cancer to Canada before:

I live in Canada, and noticed your latest write up which mentions that McLaren is coming to NB, Canada. I just wanted to add that this is not the first time he is spreading his leaven our country. I just put together a wee collection of his recent Canadian ‘accomplishments’ if you are interested, right here at Old Pillars.

He’s so popular here that you can’t walk into any local Christian book store without seeing his books. Our own solid church where my husband and I came to know the Lord and were baptized in just a few years ago has turned into an emerging monster complete with the language of McLaren, Sweet and McManus, all of whom they promote. We have just left, and lost much in the process on the narrow road.

And yet how sad that evangelical leaders in America haven’t the spiritual backbone to do more than mouth a quiet whimper in the comfort of their offices that possibly Brian McLaren and the Emergent cult of the new liberalism are spreading a false gospel. “Yes,” they say timidly, “we have a few serious differences” with this gospel of social activism mixed with the Gnosticism of Contemplative Spirituality which is actually culled from the apostate Church of Rome. O how pitiful the state of the evangelical Christian Church here in the United States of “Me, Myself and I” has now become.

In closing, let me give you my opinion of just how conditioned to a phony philosophy of postmodernism and a tepid tolerance most Christians today have become. I truly think that if cult leader Jim Jones of the Jonestown spiritual massacre were to arise and pass out the poison Kool-Aid we’d hear: “O but we musn’t rush to conclusions. After-all just look how nice his hair looks, and he has a smile as bright as Joel Osteen. Let’s not be judgmental, after all maybe he just wants to kill the germs that can cause bad breath.”

To quote my teacher Dr. Walter Martin: “This is Christianity? No; this is madness.” Deliver us O Lord…