“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9)

No Thanks Lord We’ll Do Things Our Way

Here’s a quick introduction to the man who is essentially “second-in-command” for distinguished futurist and cultural architect (kingdom now/dominion theology alert: HELLO!) Erwin Raphael McManus. At we learn that Bryant “serves as an elder, speaker, and navigator overseeing the leadership team at Mosaic in Los Angeles.” Take a look at his blog here and you can examine for yourself some fruit of this psycho-babble of human potential spewed by Erwin McManus.

Here below is some of the clever preaching of executive pastor Bryant in Managing the Creative Beast:

And now in this excerpt from Bryant’s book Peppermint-filled Pinatas we see another example of the flawed human reasoning that is at the very core in the spiritually corrupt message of Bryant and his Lead Pastor Erwin McManus with his Emergent “missional” approach to the “Christian” faith. This very same man-centered approach to Christianity, I will add, which has now become so beloved in the rapidly apostatizing $numbers- worshipping$ Southern Baptist Convention.

This is a classic illustration of the doomed to failure attempt by, we assume, well-meaning men who try and do a supernatural work in their own useless human power. Bryant blabs:

We think others are willing to connect with us, even though what we offer is cheap and unsatisfying. We offer peppermints,
when the world wants Gobstoppers, Airheads, and Reese’s Peanut
Butter Cups. We offer something sweet to believe; they
want a new life that helps change the world.

Right Eric; but what you don’t point out here is that just the same as mankind from the very beginning they want this on their own terms. Really not so unlike men like you who wish to preach Jesus your own way. He continues:

The world too often sees the invitation to connect to the
church as irrelevant or at best as involving a cumbersome process.
People have to learn our religious language, sing our songs,
and discuss our topics. For those who make the effort to connect
with us, we reward them with rules, traditions, and conditional
acceptance, yet Jesus offered grace, forgiveness, and love.
Rather than religion, Jesus offers relationship. As part of the
body called the church, we need to strive to eliminate barriers
that keep others from connecting with our community and
connecting with Jesus. (61)

O, I invite you to also note carefully where we see yet another serpentine swipe at the Church of Jesus Christ. Correct, Jesus doesn’t offer religion and neither does the Body of Christ who represent Him. We preach His Gospel of a new birth that comes only through going to the Cross with Him and literally dying to self by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. The truth is at the very core of this Mosaic man-love is a disdain for the doctrines of grace. I tell you in the Lord this is going to be the focal point of the coming battle within evangelicalism.

There’s been much pious talk since former president of the National Association of Evangelicals Ted Haggard fell. Well, there was for a couple of days anyway before the Christian blogosphere returned to blogging basically about nothing. But God heard them talking about the need for reformation; and I wonder, will they actually be willing to pay the price? Because in truth, since the actual father of this “missional” movement first said, “Yea, hath God said,” the doctrines of grace have always been his target.

And you can’t say you haven’t been warned…