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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ecumenicalism and the Emergent Church

More on the heretical Emergent Church movement (Rob Bell etc.).

Full article here.


Excerpt:

two prominent emergent church leaders are participating in an ecumenical forum today in Seattle because they believe dialogue with Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims will not only enrich their fellowship, but give them another view of Jesus the Bible doesn't give.


They will certainly get other views of Jesus that the Bible doesn’t give.

For instance:

Hindus teach that Jesus is one among many Masters or Prophets or Incarnations.

Buddhists teach that Jesus is just one of many deities with many incarnations. Deepak Chopra says in his book, “The Third Jesus”: “And finally, there is the third Jesus, the cosmic Christ, the spiritual guide whose teaching embraces all humanity, not just the church built in his name. He speaks to the individual who wants to find God as a personal experience, to attain what some might call grace, or God-consciousness, or enlightenment

Muslims teach that Jesus was a great prophet – but not as great a Mohammed, and that he did not die on the cross – that Judas Iscariot did. Muslims reject the deity of Jesus and reject the Trinity.

I don’t want “another view of Jesus”. The Bible has inspired (God-breathed) information. Any other information that contradicts that is trash.

Excerpt:

“...emergent church writers argue they need to "reinvent" or "reimagine" Christianity in order to reach the young culture."


They aren’t giving young people credit. Young people are real. They don’t want a watered down truth. Give it to them plain and simple. For instance, in my church the teens and young adults are given the truth of the Gospel…that we are sinners, that we need a Savior, and that we can’t be good enough to go to heaven. Most of them understand that easily. They know their sin. When confronted about it, they admit it. And thankfully, most of them eventually come to the point that their sin is not as important to them as their eternity – and they come to Christ. They are also told of the abundant life that God promises His children – the peace that passes all understanding and the joy of a victorious Christian life.

Isn’t that what everyone is really looking for? Love…joy…peace.

These things can’t be found anywhere else but in Jesus. The Jesus of the Bible. Not the Jesus of Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, or the Emergent Church.


"But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." Galatians 1:8-9

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4 Comments:

At 9:16 AM, Blogger Al-Ozarka said...

Have you seen the disgusting commercial that features Al Sharpton and Pat Robertson making out on a loveseat while trying to convince people that the War on Weather should be America's top-priority?

We are to be set apart.

We are not to yoke ourselves up with heretics,demons, and unbelievers.

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

I haven't seen the commercial, but it doesn't suprise me that Al Sharpton and Pat Robertson would be politically correct and join forces with the Green religion.

I've personally never liked either one of them.

 
At 8:42 AM, OpenID 4simpsons said...

Excellent points. People think that as long as you spell it J-e-s-u-s that we must be talking about the same person. But that is transparently false.

Re. Sharpton / Robertson - that is gross on multiple levels. Not only are they wrong but they are late to the party, making Christians look doubly foolish. Of course we should be good stewards of creation, but that isn't news.

 
At 8:10 AM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

We are to be good stewards. I agree. That is not, however, our #1 priority - and much if not most of what the extremist environmentalists are calling for is just a way for government to control more and more of our lives and to tax us to death.

 

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