The online apologetics and discernment work Apprising Ministries continues warning about, and documenting, the sad slide of largely pretending to be Protestant evangelicalism into becoming what I’ve referred to as The Ecumenical Church Of Deceit (ECoD); and much of the current sorry state of the church visible can be traced back through to the semi-pelagian (at best) man-centered Church Growth Movement of Fuller Theological Seminary.

Unfortunately within squishy evanjellyfish there’s been a re-education process spewed at us by these leaders of the man-loving ECoD as she does her best to please her harlot mother the Church of Rome with her own apostate Roman Catholicism and undo the the Lord’s Reformation. Look at these various factions like Purpose Driven/Seeker Driven sector, and the neo-liberal cult of the Emergent Church aka the Emerging Church 2.0 with its reimagined i.e. new form of Progessive Christianity they call Emergence Christianity, as having the same product—church—that they are selling to different markets using different forms of advertising.

In articles like Acts 29 Network And Reformed Counter Reformation Spirituality? and Mark Driscoll, Acts 29 Network, & The Emerging Church and Tim Keller Recommending Roman Catholic Mysticism somehow this is now even showing up in the new postmodern form of Calvinism, where they attempt to hold simultaneously both Reformation theology and Counter Reformation spirituality. Against this backdrop I point you to pastor Joel Taylor’s 5 Reasons To Be Cautious with Tim Keller’s Theology.

Taylor tells us:

 I have received many questions by some who are quite fond of Tim Keller and have been blessed by his preaching and teaching. Great. I myself consider Tim Keller an ally for the sake of the Gospel, but there are some things that cannot be ignored when it comes to Tim Keller’s – and others – theology, and here are five of them:1) Endorsed Eastern Mystic feminist Adele Calhoun’s Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, also endorsed by mystic Ruth Halye Barton. Read more here.

2) Believes true Christianity is attractive to unregenerates and one purpose of the local church is to exist for and welcome unbelievers to worship with believers. Read more here.

3) Recommends Roman Catholic mysticism. Read more here.

4) At Tim Keller’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church, teaches contemplative spirituality, eastern mysticism and held classes on The Way of the Monk where students were helped to get in touch with their ‘inner monk’ – another term for the ‘inner self’.

Here’s a promotional quote of the classes:

The Way of the Monk (April 28, May 5 & 12)
Do you long for the great theology in your head to be more real to your heart? Come discover age-old methods of contemplative prayer and worship that can help you encounter Christ in a more intimate, experiential way. In this hands-on workshop, you will experience theancient art of chanting the Psalms (they were meant to be sung!), embark on a practice of authentic Christian meditation, discover how a simple, time-honored tool can help unleash the prayer warrior in you, learn what a typical monastic day is like and how you can make your own, private retreat at a monastery, and much more!

Read more here.

5) Denies the biblical truth of young-earth creation and literal six 24-hour day creation:

“I believe in the historicity of Gen 1-11 and Adam and Eve and I don’t believe in young earth-creation or six 24-hour day creation.”

Read more here.

There are more reasons, but these alone should raise your eyebrows and give pause. It is my hope that those who snap up every book and lecture of Bro. Keller will be made more aware of what’s going on within the camp of ‘new calvinism’. (Online source, emphasis his)

You can read pastor Taylor’s piece in its entirety right here.

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