I know there have been several recent posts regarding spiritual discernment and this burden on our hearts that the Church remain pure until the Day of the Lord. Some of you might even feel like we have beat a dead horse with our warnings regarding contemplative spirituality and the emergent church movement – which has even now entered our Mennonite and Anabaptist circles.
Bear with me and I promise to do my best to share some summer pictures and “lighter” stuff next week! But this is a burden the Father has given us . . .
So why do we warn about this? What is so wrong with it? If you wish to know more of its dangers, you are welcome to read through our apologetics section. You can also visit Lighthouse Trails website which has much current info.
But most of all, please pick up the precious Word of God and study it for all you’re worth – for the eternity of your soul depends upon it! If you do not have a physical Bible, you can read one digitally for free at Bible Gateway.
How far can it take you?
I have a video to share with you that proves how far contemplative spirituality and the emergent church can take you. It makes my heart weep for many will not heed the warnings . . . many will not search the Scriptures for themselves . . . simply put, many do not want to know the truth.
How much do we love the truth?
Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth. John 17:17
This video is already two years old but it was only shared with me tonight where Christian singer/songwriter Vicky Beeching candidly contributes contemplative spirituality with giving her the courage to come out as gay. She even mentions the Desert Fathers and Mothers and several of the people we have listed here with caution.
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. I Corinthians 6:9-11
And to those who may be reading this and are homosexuals – please know that we do not believe Jesus Christ died for one person anymore than He died for another. All souls are precious in His sight. This is how we view people – as precious souls who will spend eternity either with or without Him. Yet because we love Him with our whole hearts and because we love His Word which gives us His commandments to live by . . . thus we choose to obey out of love for Him.
*When you hit the play button, you can drag the play control to the 52 minute mark. This is where she begins to talk of contemplative spirituality. You do not have to watch the whole video.*
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