Apprising Ministries continues to warn you of increasing spiritual darkness falling across Christendom as a whole and evangelicalism in particular.

This is part of 1 Peter 4:17 judgment Jesus Himself is sending to shake the visible Christian church. It’s well past time for you to realize the time in which we live.

One of deceitful spirits slithering around in this darkness are spreading their teachings of demons, one of which is the corrupt Counter Reformation Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) ala gurus Dallas Willard and his spiritual twin Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster.

This dubious duo has done much with their CSM to spread a sinful ecumenicism that ends up essentially  a Rodney King theology of, “Can’t we all just get along?” CSM is not a neutral practice; know this, my research shows that once someone begins dabbling in this they almost immediately begin to drift away from proper Biblical doctrine.

You also need to know that slithered deeply into the mainstream of evangelicalism as you can see e.g. in Gospel Coalition Contributor Mike Cosper Defends Retreat With Roman Catholics and Pathetic Protholics Like James Robison Are Reversing The Reformation and Rick Warren And Teachings Of Demons.

I happen to be one whom God in His mercy delievered from the religious idolatry and slavery of apostate Roman Catholicism into the glorious liverty of the sons of God so this nauseating compromise is close to me. The Roman Catholic Church is not merely another Christian with some doctrinal problems.

Frankly, as John MacArthur has said Roman Catholicism, “[It] is an apostate form of Christianity. It is a false religion, it is another religion.”[1] Are we really expected to forget hundreds of brave Christians who were literally murdered at the hands of Roman Popes? Perish the thought! Do I hate Roman Catholics?

Obviously not, I’m on record that the vast majority of my family–on both of my parent’s sides–are still enslaved in Roman Catholicism. But as Dr. Walter Martin (1928-1989) once said about the work of the apologist: “Sometimes you have to run the risk of being hated by the very people you are trying to reach.”

I believe this to be the proper Biblical position, and this despite the prevailing false sense of the love of man being spread in apostatizing evangelicalism through the CSM of the cult of Foster-Willardism. Keep in mind they were key mentors of the neo-liberal cult operating within the Emerging Church of The Ecumenical Church of Deceit.

Their neo-Gnostic mysticism of Contemplative/Center Prayer, a form of mindless meditation in an altered state of consciousness—transcendental meditation lightly sprayed in Christian terminology—has been bringing about yet another fulfillment of Scripture:

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self. (2 Timothy 3:1-2)

Can you see it? Mankind will love himself. The great men of God who have gone before us could see it, and that’s why the powerful preacher George Whitefield once said:

Whoever is acquainted with the nature of mankind in general or the propensity of his own heart in particular must acknowledge that self-righteousness is the last idol that is rooted out of the heart. Being once born under a covenant of works, it is natural for us all to have recourse to a covenant of works for our everlasting salvation. And we have contracted such a devilish pride by our fall from God that we would, if not wholly yet in part at least, glory in being the cause of our own salvation.

We cry out against Popery, and that very justly; but we are all Papists, at least I am sure we are all Arminians by nature; and, therefore, no wonder so many natural men embrace that scheme. It is true we disclaim the doctrine of merit and are ashamed directly to say we deserve any good at the hands of God; therefore, as the apostle excellently well observes, we go about establishing a righteousness of our own and, like the Pharisees of old, will not wholly submit to that righteousness which is of God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Online source)

In closing this, for now, what you have just read from George Whitefield is consistent with what all of the mighty men of God throughout history—whom your evangelical leaders say they respect—have always taught about salvation. These great preachers of the past have also said the same things about the apostate Church of Rome as well.

However, all the candy-coated compliments and wishy-washy words of faint praise that we occasionally hear from evangelical leaders regarding such men of past renown—who were so obviously used by Jesus—just don’t line up with what they are actually preaching to us today.

It brings me no pleasure to tell you this, and it certainly isn’t making me popular; but as it has been very well stated elsewhere, if you are in the ministry as a popularity contest, you have chosen the wrong profession.

End notes:

[1] http://www.biblebb.com/files/ECTDOC.HTM,accessed 12/10/11.

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