The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
(2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)

Don’t Think This Could Happen To You; Think Again

Apprising Ministries continues to warn you about the corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) ala the Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster and his spiritual twin, Southern Baptist minister Dallas Willard, slithering around—even within the young, restless, and reformed camp.

I’m showing you that the prolonged practice of spurious CSM always ends up blurring doctrinal lines—at best—and—at worst—even ends up attacking the Gospel itself. You also need to know that its spread within Protestant evangelicalism is heavily contributing to increasing syncretism.

Today I warn you in the Lord that God considers this CSM an occult practice where people seek knowledge about, or supposedly from, God outside His given means of grace. The Bible refers to this as divination. Christian apologist Bob DeWaay is dead-on-target here:

methods [of coming to God] are not neutral: either humans can come to the true God by any means that they see fit or God restricts the means by which we can come to Him. This was proven by the fact that various forms of divination are forbidden where divination is defined as any technique used to gain secret information that God has not chosen to reveal.

If we could come by any means, then tarot cards, Ouija boards, crystal balls, psychic powers, etc. could all legitimately be used to contact God. Since certain techniques are forbidden, then the claim that humans can come to God by any means whatsoever is unbiblical. Therefore, we conclude that God has restricted the means of coming to Him and worshipping Him.

There are restrictions. The question is, “Who determines them?” The options are that individuals determine them for themselves, church traditions determine the restrictions, or the Scriptures determine the restrictions. I argue that if individuals determine the restrictions for themselves, there are no restrictions. (Online source)

Spiritually spineless evanjellyfish, content to hide in the murky shadows of postmodernism, would rather play in the sandbox of CSM than to proclaim and defend the Gospel of repentance and forgiveness of sins in Jesus Name; salvation by God’s grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone.

As such, they passed their young through the flames of Molech by handing them over to teachers in the neo-liberal cult operating within the diseased tree of the Emergent Church aka the Emerging Church. Those vipers ended up poisoning your youth against the proper Christian spirituality of sola Scriptura.

Now such as these have unbuckled themselves from the Word of God and have gone chasing silly spiritual encounters; which is to say, refused to love the truth—God’s Word. If you’re dabbling in this divination of CSM you’d be wise to note that above we’re told God sends delusion upon those to whom He refers.

For the spiritually obtuse, this means that man cannot control these spiritual sensations; and apart from the grace of God, no one is safe from being deceived. And without the anchor of the text of Scripture in the Bible—where we know God has spoken—all those involved with CSM are in grave spiritual peril.

With this in mind then, Apprising Ministries has been blessed by the Lord to have grown into an online apologetics and discernment outreach on an international level. So here I introduce you to an Australian by the name of Alan John (A.J.) Miller, who is fond of saying, “I’m Jesus Deal With It.”

Miller announces:

Just a little over 2000 years ago, we [Mary Suzanne Luck] arrived on the earth for the first time. My name then was Yeshua ben Yosef, or the Jesus of the Bible, the son of Joseph and Mary. Mary’s name then was Mary of Magdala, the woman identified in the Bible as Mary Magdalene. Mary was my wife then, and the first person I appeared to after I was crucified.

Because of my personal desire and passion for God, as I grew, I recognized not only that I was the Messiah that was foretold by ancient prophets, but also that I was in a process designed by God that all humans could follow, if they so desired.I called this process becoming “Born Again”. It is the process of the human soul being transformed into the Divine, the process of becoming At-One with God. (Online source

Alan John Miller—The Jesus Cult further fills us in that:

AJ Miller holds “Devine Truth” seminars where he teaches what he calls the “Devine Love Path” which focuses on “Emotional Clearing.” He states that this path is emotion rather than mind based and will form a direct loving relationship with God. His teachings follow the law of attraction…

He was also a senior member of a Jehovah’s Witness sect but was reportably [sic] pushed out when he left his wife for a woman named Karen who was about 10 years his junior… Miller owns and operates the company Devine Truth as well as another organisation by the name of “God’s Way Of Love.”

Although “God’s Way Of Love” is not officially a not-for-profit organisation, according to their own website there are a number of followers who want to donate land. He has produced many videos and writen [sic] many letters and documents, some of which he signs as Jesus. Most of these are freely available online from the websites listed at the bottom of this page.

Due to the cult like activity and claims of being Jesus, Miller and his followers are commonly refered to as The Jesus Cult. (Online source)

Then back in May of last year Australia’s Courier Mail ran a report by David Murray entitled Jesus and Mary cult followers buy up land around Kingaroy. Murray tells us:

A COUPLE who claim they are Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene have set up base in Queensland’s Bible Belt and are drawing in disciples from across the country.

The pair, real names Alan John Miller and Mary Suzanne Luck, operate from rural Wilkesdale, near Kingaroy, where they claim to have been joined by 30-40 followers.

“My name is Jesus and I’m serious,” Mr Miller says in a video recording from a workshop. Cult watchers and the Anglican and Catholic churches are concerned the pair, who ask followers to donate to sustain them, could draw in the vulnerable. (Online source)

As you’ll see in the documentary below, this very well may now be escalating into a full-blown cult with its own compound ala the Jim Jones-led Jonestown, and the David Koresh-led Waco, disasters. Murray also informs us:

Mr Miller was born in Loxton, South Australia, and has two children from a previous marriage, which he says ended after he “began to remember details” of his past life.
(Online source)

Hereby we know Miller’s an antichrist because 1) Jesus was never married and 2) the Bible tells us about the ascension Christ Jesus of Nazareth in Acts chapter 1. After instructing His disciples to wait upon the coming power of the Holy Spirit we’re told:

as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”(Acts 1:9-11)

Miller “was born,” therefore he cannot be the Biblical Jesus Christ even though Murray also tells us A.J. Miller has been:

Tailoring his appearance to look like Jesus, he yesterday held a workshop in Albury, NSW, where he stood by his claims.

In one recording he says: “There’s probably a million people who say they’re Jesus and most of them are in asylums. But one of us has to be. “How do I know I am? Because I remember everything about my life.” (Online source)

Notice the appeal to highly subjective experience to “know” who he is; however, Miller could know He is not Jesus Christ if he didn’t selectively pick and choose texts from the Bible. You’ll also see below that A.J. Miller teaches the mythical “true self,” just the same as people like Thomas Merton did.

The mystic mythology  now also taught by Richard Foster. Why; because it’s got the same satanic source.

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