I’ve pointed out previously that as a part of the online apologetics and discernment work Jesus has called me to here at Apprising Ministries is to chart issues happening as spiritual blindness grows in the visible church and a resulting tsunami of apostasy rapidly approaches.

One need only look at Peter Scazzero Bringing Rome Home To His Church; there you’ll see the lunacy in the Lord’s Name of a professing Protestant church, not only practicing the corrupt Counter Reformation (hello!) Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism and its meditation in an altered state of consciousness called Contemplative/Centering Prayer— the fruit of which would eventually cause the Protestant Reformation—but pastor Scazzero actually bringing in Roman Catholics in a positive light to teach their apostate theology to the flock under his care.

How about Charismatic Quasi-Prosperity Preacher Judah Smith who’s moving the whacked world of the Word Faith movement closer to the center of the visible church. Now consider Smith comes highly recommended by pragmatist Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren, who’s still been pronounced “doctrinal and sound” by Dr. John Piper; as of this writing Warren remains scheduled as a keynote speaker for the Desiring God Conference 2010 this evening.

Then there’s the huge mistake of evangelicalism embracing the sinfully ecumenical neo-liberal cult of the Emerging Church—a veritable Trojan Horse full of heresy—bringing into the mainstream a new postmodern form of “big tent” Progressive Christianity—a Liberalism 2.0—sometimes referred to by these rebels against the final authority of God’s Word as Emergence Christianity.

As a result we are dealing with The New Downgrade And Its Apostles Of Unbelief and things like St. Paul Denver United Methodist Buddhist-Christian Interspiritual Community; the point being, we just might be living in the most gelatinous generation of Christians ever. This is backdrop against which to understand why what follows is of growing concern within the Body of Christ; our Master told us — “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls” (Luke 11:17).

Pastor Randall Easter, whom I am pleased to call my friend, sent me the link to Mark Cahill Announcement and John Speed is a member of his church:

The Lost Cause Ministries has long considered Mark Cahill to be a brother-in-arms in evangelism. We have linked to his ministry on our website, recommended and given away his books, recommended his ministry in “Evangelism in the New Testament” and had him as the speaker for our first Texas Revival Series meeting. His zeal and love for the Lord has been an encouragement to us. He has blessed our ministry with his books and teachings on evangelism.

However, it came to our attention this past week that Mark believes some pretty radical things about those who hold to Reformed Theology. Mark does not believe in the doctrines of grace. That, in itself, does not have to be an issue as far as we are concerned, although we do steadfastly believe in these doctrines. We have never regarded adherence to these doctrines as a test of fellowship if: 1) we can focus on the gospel when we are on the streets and 2) those who differ from us have not slipped into some outright heresy (denial of original sin, openness of God theology, etc.), in which case we would have to break fellowship. (Online source)

I agree completely, because this is a good statement regarding proper Christian fellowship despite our disagreements. While I don’t self-identify as a Calvinist, largely because I don’t have time to study everything that term entails, I do hold to the doctrines of grace consistent with e.g. Phil Johnson or Dr. Jame White. That said, there are many I work closely with in the ministry field of online apologetics and discernment who do not.

Since we all agree on the Gospel of repentance and forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ Name; salvation by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in the finished work on the Cross of Christ alone, we have common ground. As the late, great apologist Dr. Walter Martin would say, upon exactly how one ends up regenerated, we can “agree to disagree agreeably.” However, there has been a growing anti-Calvinist—actually aimed at the doctrines of grace—backlash, which in my opinion is a result of years of relentless propaganda from EC circles.

For these reasons I think it was important to draw your attention to this developing story because allegedly Mark Cahill:

asserts that we “worship another god” and “another jesus”, we take exception. We do not make this charge of him because of his doctrines, and yet he makes them of us.

In fact, Mark has been covertly questioning ministries that he once had close ties with regarding Reformed theology and if they either have “Calvinists” on staff or hold to these doctrines, he has been breaking fellowship with them. (Online source)

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