Then the LORD said to me in the days of Josiah the king, “Have you seen what faithless Israel did? She went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and she was a harlot there. “I thought, ‘After she has done all these things she will return to Me’; but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it. And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear; but she went and was a harlot also.” (Jeremiah 3:6-8)

Spiritual Practices From Roman Catholicism Now In Protestant Evangelicalism

Today there is more and more talk about apostasy that gives an appearance of having only been recently ignited within the visible Church of our Lord; and for many, it seems to have suddenly exploded onto the scene. However, Satan has been busy saturating throughout the very dry forest of intellectual evangelical churchianity, so easily passing for Christianity these days in alleged postmodern [read: relativistic] America, highly flammable Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism—which first flowered in apostate Roman Catholicism.

Now, as if by a spiritual match tossed onto the gasoline of CSM—with its main vehicle Contemplative/Centering Prayer, a critical thinking skills-paralyzing and highly existential meditation in an altered state of consciousness—apostasy appears to have just exploded in the church visible. But I offer however, that this apostasy has actually been slowly burning for years, and the Holy Spirit is simply blowing it throughout the whole church. And so it’s just now spreading within the American Christian Church, as quickly an Oklahoma wildfire, in order to burn out the deleterious driftwood that’s wasting our Father’s precious resources. 

You see, those listening to the Voice of the Spirit know that very rough spiritual waters lie dead ahead because we are beginning to witness 1 Peter 4:17 judgments as Christ begins shaking His Church. Men and women, you hear me; and hear me good. The time has come in the American Christian Church for division; for a reformation every bit the same as when Luther stood hammer in hand.  There is no way to harmonize what you will hear in the following sermon from Dr. John MacArthur with today’s centered on the self semi-pelagian evangelicalism, and its reversal of the Reformation.

Know this, there can be no compromise with men who’s message is really rooted in the man-pleasing Church Growth Movement—be it personal betterment ala Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren, or quasi-Christian Universalism ala Rob Bell. And tragically going unnoticed within squishy evanjellyfish right now is what can only be called The New Downgrade No-Controversy. Well, I for one want nothing to do with this vain religiousity currently passing for the genuine Christian faith, and especially not as it begins to fully accept apostate Roman Catholicism as a “Christian” tradition.

Devastating Effects Of Bringing The Emerging Church Into Mainstream Evangelical Camp

We can directly trace that foolishness back to evangelicalism’s embrace of the egregiously ecumenical Emerging Church de-formation of the Christian faith aka Emergent Church—now morphing into Emergence Christianity (EC). However, what many people don’t know is that the EC had CSM, as taught by “key mentors” Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster and his spiritual twin Dallas Willard, as a core doctrine. And tragically, it would serve a Trojan Horse from which Satan would unload spurious CSM, now spreading under the guise of Spiritual Formation.

And here we arrive at the very heart of the matter: The Emerging/ent/ence Church of postevangelicalism had to attack Sola Scriptura because God’s Word exposes its own lust of the self (see—2 Timothy 3:2). If it’s ever to realize its utopian dream of some Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man then it must attempt to reverse the Lord’s Reformation with its proper Bibliology. So with this in mind, I take my leave with the following words from an excellent and prophetic sermon The Pope and the Papacy by Dr. John MacArthur.

The point we make isn’t so much about the Pope, or his spiritually bankrupt church; it’s about false religion, period. And sadly, the EC has taken such a deep root within Young Adult and Youth groups in mainstream evangelical churches, it’s “make the world a better place” religion has all but obscured the actual mission of the church — that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His Name to all nations (Luke 24:47). The truth is, the reimagined version of the social gospel of the Cult of Liberal Theology spreading through evangelicalism is another religion entirely.

Even though saying so is offensive to many; when all is said and done, the most loving thing we can do is try and call people out of this apostate form of Christianity. Having studied the teachings of CSM proponents, I can tell you that out of one side of their mouth they will sound humble in their embrace of mystery and how we shouldn’t speak with certainty regarding the things of God. But, out of the other side of their mouth, such as these who aren’t sure what they believe are sure of one thing; men like me, who advance Sola Scriptura, are wrong.

Bottom line, this Ecumenical Church Of Deceit (ECoD) is filling up with new Gnostics who are certain through their practice of CSM that God is uniting all Christian “faith traditions” in order for us to join forces to bring the world into the way God “dreams” for it to be. And in this way, the ECoD reveals she is very much like her mother the Roman Catholic Church. So what MacArthur says in reference to the Church of Rome also applies to these new Gnostics now slithering deeper into the mainstream of apostatizing evangelicalism:

I want to talk about the Pope himself, and then talk about the Papacy in general. I’m going to tell you at the beginning what is at stake because of what I am going to say will surely offend those who are devout Catholics. It will surely offend those who believe that Catholics are brothers and sisters in Christ. Some will read it as unkind and unloving but nothing is more loving than the truth.

To let somebody perish in a false system isn’t loving at all. To rescue people out of a damning and false religion is the only loving thing to do… Oh, they’ve got a clever system. How to preserve error. How to perpetuate error. Make heresy infallible. And the arch heretic unassailable, ir-reformable and absolutely authoritative… (Online source)

Which is precsiely why I’ve labeled this Emerging/ent/ence Church exactly what it is; a cult. It has its own Jesus, its own gospel, and its own leaders who interpret the Bible for them. It’s an extension of its evil forebears in what cult expert Dr. Walter Martin (1928-1989) labeled circa 1985 “the cult of Liberal Theology; or Modern Theology, if you will.” And very much like the original liberalism aka modern theology, which attempted to blend in with its time, the EC is a postliberalism, or a postmodern theology; best you finally see it for what it is—before it swallows up even more of your young.

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