The online apologetics and discernment work Apprising Ministries has been covering the damage that’s been done by evangelicalism’s embrace of the sinfully ecumenical neo-liberal cult of the Emergent Church aka the Emerging Church—with its “big tent” Progressive Christianity aka Emergence Christianity.

By using warped and toxic teachings of EC leaders like Emerging Church rock star pastor Rob Bell the mainstream of the visible church has been poisoning its own young.

And since squishy evanjellyfish has now followed the mortally wounded mainline denominations out of the closet, with its man-love of heart murmur spirituality at the expense the God-centered spirituality of sola Scriptura, I’ve also been giving you peeks at its bleak future of division and compromise of God’s Word.

You need to know that such as these are neo-Gnostic fools who, through their practice of existential corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism [1] (CSM), have now convinced themselves that they are the truly enlightened ones who are receiving special revelation from God as they use a form of meditation in an altered state of consciousness commonly known as Contemplative/Centering Prayer (CCP).

It truly is transcendental meditation-lite sprayed with Christian terminology; and CCP definitely opens the door for deception. For example, you can get a good picture of the devastating delusions coming into the mainstream of the evangelical community when you consider the following tweet from Fuller Theological Seminary professor Dr. Tony Jones [2]:

(Online source)

Obviously, this is not the one true and living God revealed in Holy Scripture and in the God-Man, Christ Jesus of Nazareth. Let’s put this into a form that the apostate (at best) Dr. Tony Jones himself should be able to follow. Jesus taught us as His Christians to pray — “Our Father in heaven” (Matthew 6:9).

And further Jesus says:

And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen, and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent. (John 5:37-38)

Clearly the god Jones worships is not the One Jesus brings us to. So now imagine the lunacy in the Lord’s Name that I am using arguments here which I also use when witnessing to non-Christian cultists; only this concerns a professor in one of the best known evangelical seminaries in the United States.

That noted, God’s infallible and inerrant Word, the Bible, informs us:

Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god…Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.”

For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. (Isaiah 44:6; Galatians 8:4-6)

Since this feminine mush god of progressive/liberal Emerging Church theologian Tony Jones is not really a god, but rather an idol, we are now dealing with a pagan idolator. The Lord then says to us:

what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. (1 Corinthians 10:20-21)

Therefore, Tony Jones worships a demon:

having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. (2 Timothy 3:5)

End Notes:

Back to note 1 — This CSM, a repackaged Roman Catholic mysticism, taught by the dubious duo of Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster along with his spiritual twin Dallas Willard, is openly recommended in that camp; often referred to as so-called Spiritual Formation.

Back to note 2 — Jones comprises the unholy EC trinity of apostates along with Doug Pagitt, his heretical universalist pastor of Solomon’s Porch where he’s “theologian in residence,” with the third member being Living Spiritual Teacher and EC guru Brian McLaren.

I showed you previously in Fuller Theological Seminary Professor Tony Jones And Christian Spirituality Cohort that Jones will be teaching “The Doctor of Ministry  cohort in Christian Spirituality” (i.e. CSM) with asists from McLaren, Lauren Winner, and the Empress of Emergence herself Phyllis Tickle.

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