Whatever happened to the Emergent or ’emerging’ church? We sure don’t hear much about it anymore, and there are reasons for that. But the truth is the cancer of this deception and its rotten fruit – including a rejection of the deity of Jesus Christ, rebellion against God’s word and moral absolutes, social justice, liberalism, and identity politics – has infected Christian churches across America.
These progressives, many of them wolves in sheep’s clothing, generally reject systematic Christian theology, the integrity of Scripture, and gospel exclusivity. They don’t believe Christianity is the one true religion and many associated with the emergent church promote homosexuality. Some call for diversity, justice, “unity,” and camaraderie among all religions, and they modify and expand their teachings.
It is quite clearly and simply a war against the Truth. Today we revisit some church history and review this movement as well as the dangerous, unbiblical road many Christians are following today: a path leading away from God’s Word.
TODAY’S GUEST – author and watch-woman on the wall, Mary Danielsen has presented over 150 prophecy updates to the church. You can hear her radio segments, “Two Minute Warnings” around the country on Christian stations. Shey also produces a series of tracts called “Contenders’ Series,” which outline and expose various winds of doctrine blowing through the professing church in these last days. Mary is an integral member of Calvary Chapel in Appleton, WI, and a longtime worship team member.
(To see booklet titles or to order copies of Mary Danielsen’s “Contender Series,” email firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.” Acts 20:30
“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.” Jude 1:3-4
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” Genesis 3:1
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; Colossians 2:8-9
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. 2 Peter 2:1-3
RESOURCES AND LINKS
Is Social Justice the New Gospel? Dr. Andy Woods