But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron.
(1 Timothy 4:1-2)

“Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is; Does Anybody Really Care?”

This is a point in the history of the Christian Church correctly referred to by Dr. John MacArthur as “the Truth War.” And as he has said the Truth has always been under attack but possibly never more so than today through “spiritual terrorists” that MacArthur correctly calls “Satan’s Al-Qaeda.” In my own personal estimation this would include the emerging apostate semi-pelagian new evangelical religion currently passing itself off as authentic Christianity. We have entered a critical period of perilous times when the genuine the Body of Christ is supposed to be preaching in such a way as to knock these emerging pathetic posers and feckless fence-straddlers claiming to speak for Christ right off their fences.

For example Dan Kimball, a respected voice in the Emergent rebellion—even recommended by the Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren himself—feels men like me are making Jesus into Who we want Him to be. What Kimball’s really saying is that we who hold uncompromisingly to the Biblical doctrines of grace are the ones making the Master into Someone Who only likes what we like. And here is where the actual attack from Satan is directed, at God’s absolute sovereignty, which they hate and then seek to attach the word “fundamentalist” to us as a term of derision.

But instead, the Truth is that it is the crassly carnal neo-liberal cult of the Emergent Church who have reimagined another Jesus (see—2 Corinthians 11:4). Here’s a further example of just how deep this emerging new evangelical man-love in the American Christian Church has penetrated the Body of Christ. In the current issue of Christianity Today I have just been singled out by David Aikman in his Global Prognosis piece “Attack Dogs of Christendom.” In his fantasy I am a “disturbingly visible” fundamentalist (which actually, I am not) who has one of the “angriest websites” on the Internet. Since Christ gave it to me, then I say, the Lord be praised.

Well, whoever told Aikman that we shouldn’t be angry about this Emergent rebellion against the Bible and the pseudo-Christianity of the apostate new evangelicalism, which I refer to as lunacy in the Lord’s name? Have these people ever considered that the anger coming through me as a pastor-teacher sent by the Lord just might not actually be my own? After all what is to me, this murky mystic mess these seducing spirits with their doctrines of demons have made in Christ’s Church with their contemplative spirituality siphoned from apostate Roman Catholicism? I didn’t create any people who hung Me on a cross.

I’ll have more on this later but in his article Aikman says:

Leading the charge against alleged ecumenists is Apprising Ministries (AM), a Colorado-based group whose leader is Southern Baptist pastor Ken Silva (August 2007, 52)

Actually I’m in Claremont, NH; though I once was based out of Wyoming and enjoyed Fort Collins when I had the chance to visit occasionally. For now though, just let me say that one would be very hard-pressed to find within evangelicalism a more ecumenical bunch than the Emergent Church. And the fact remains that it is actually men like Rob Bell of the EC who have repainted Christ in their own corrupt image by recasting Jesus right back into the social reformer of liberal theology.

Mike Corley has weighed in on this issue as well. In this edition of The Mike Corley Program: “Mike examines and offers commentary on the David Aikman article concerning ‘discernment ministries’.” You can listen to the program right here.