Concerning the new book An Emergent Manifesto of Hope (EMOH) Emergent Church Pastor Doug Pagitt, coeditor along with the Emergent Church anti-theologian Tony Jones, tells us that it, “provides a rare glimpse inside the emerging church.” In his review of EMOH at Pomomusings Adam Walker Cleveland, who describes himself as a budding “progressive Presbymergent,” and who is also a contributor to this Emersion project, speaks of one of his fellow contributors and says:

Samir Selmanovic has a great chapter entitled, “The Sweet Problem of Inclusiveness: Finding Our God in the Other.” In his chapter, Samir talks about the idolatry of Christianity and asks some wonderful questions about finding God in the Others we encounter. I don’t know that more conservative folk will be as interested in a chapter that calls for a very strong sense of humility in regard to our claims of truth, but I found it to be a very engaging chapter.

And as Ingrid Schlueter shared with me today when I was her guest on Crosstalk, here is an interesting quote from this inclusive Emergent Manifesto of Mystic musings:

I am a Christian today because of a Hindu meditation master. She taught me some things that Christians had not. She taught me to meditate, to sit in silence and openness in the presence of God… I believe that all people are children of God. (45)

O yes indeed, a lovely, tolerant and sappy sentiment, “all people are children of God,” but it happens to be a lie from the pit of Hell. So also is this Emergent rebellion against the Word of God itself with its idiotic inclusive mystic Manifesto. Because the fact is that the Jesus these self-professed “Christ-Followers” claim they follow was quoted in the Apostle John’s eyewitness deposition, aka the Gospel of John, as instructing His creatures – “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of God (John 1:12).

Now simple logic will tell you that if you have to become something, you were not that thing before. And you need to know this as well, it was written long ago that spiritually delinquent deceivers such as those in this base book of the Emergent rebellion against the Bible are:

holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. (2 Timothy 3:5)