I am going to share a video with you. I will be honest . . . this contains a very candid message with a sensitive topic that is not suited for your children. It could actually be called “The Spiritual Eroticism of Ann Voskamp”. Please watch this on your own.
Not only does this video confirm what we spoke about in our article on One Thousand Gifts several years ago . . . but it breaks my heart. Yes, I weep for the church for she is falling. Many continue to fall and many more will turn a blind eye and pretend it isn’t happening.
Are there none left who still wear a pure robe . . . unspotted from the world?
“Come, Lord Jesus.”
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****Based on Facebook comments, some of you seem to be confused about what we are trying to bring to light here………….it is only that God’s love being erotic/sensual (in this life at least) and panentheism (God in everything) are extra-biblical.
Some of the following is a bit explicit but necessary to explain clearly.
Kendra and I believe the Bible is infallible and are only pointing out that some of Ann’s words and beliefs (not all) are in disagreement with the Bible! If you have a Strong’s concordance a simple look at the Greek words for “love” in the New Testament will make it plain they are either “phileo” – friendship/brotherly love or “agape” – unconditional/sacrificial love. There are some passages in the Old Testament wherein the Hebrew root (affection for) in context could be sensual or erotic, however these when directed toward the church or the Hebrew nation are set in the future tense as far as we’ve found. The link someone shared from Ann’s own site, justifying her view is almost all just quotes from other people. The Bible verses she does quote are set in futuristic tense…….not present.
The main passage people like to point to as an example of Christ/God having sensual or erotic love toward man, is the Song of Solomon. This passage is simply the beautiful, sensual love of a husband and wife. Nowhere is the connotation of this being Christ and the church while on this earth.
The argument might be made there will be a sensual/erotic component to Christ’s love for the church AFTER the bride (corporate church) and Christ are consummated at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb IN HEAVEN. This is based on how the betrothal period and marriage are depicted between humans. Christ and all the men who wrote the New Testament all agree that sex before marriage is SIN (fornication). The infilling of the Holy Spirit upon the christians at Pentecost (Acts 2) is in no way described in a sensual or erotic way. Why would He (Holy Spirit) be any different with christians today?
The plain and simple reading of Ann’s words in Chapter 11 depict spirit sex there is no other way to read them! Nowhere do we find her advocating the biblical spirit test (1 John 4:1-4). This in simple terms is UNPROTECTED, SPIRITUAL FORNICATION (sex before marriage)! If she wanted to make the arguement for some kind of sexual relationship with God it at least should have been made in agreement with God’s plain instructions of it being after marriage.
We do not advocate studying the occult deeply however if one does, almost always you will find relationships that happen with demonic spirits end up in some kind of parasitic, sexual relationship. We have a close aquaintance that spent 15 years deep in the occult that has 100% corroborated what we are sharing! Satan (father of lies) and his legions are more then happy to fornicate spiritually or otherwise with any person looking for this kind of thing! We cannot trust our heart (Jeremiah 17:9), emotions or what a spirit may be saying as trustworthy. We are given this simple spirit test (1 John 4:1-4). Simply challenge the spirit with this……..word for word! This passage as well as the rest of the Bible are given us by Almighty God as a safe pathway to HIM and eternal life, why not use it!
Our heartcry is to share the truth of God, not our opinions. John the Baptist lost his head for sharing God’s truth. We can surely be bold to do the same.
Again, we are open to correction……….from the Word of God in context.
Read more: How Then Shall We Love God?