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General James Green
A MERICANIZED CHRISTIANITY (which we recognize as “churchianity” today) prepares to erase ALL lines between sound Biblical doctrine/teaching/practicing, and false doctrine/teaching/practice. The Emergent Church is on the MOVE!—moving into the realm of total apostasy. Its lofty hypocrisy knows no bounds; their so called leaders are religious whores, pimps, enchanters, and plain ol’ workers of witchcraft. Modern Evangelicalism has become a self-worshiping, self-promoting, self-loving THING that no longer cares for the lost and dying (only in word).
WHILE CLAIMING TO BE directed by the Holy Spirit, Americanized Christianity has become a Spirit Murdering entity. This “spirit” that entered, permeated, and now dominates most seminaries and Church pulpits is spreading out into the congregations themselves—KILLING the desire of God (to have a holy and faithful people!) and giving luster to the spirit of anti-Christ. Most now UNCRITICALLY accept it, and LOVE IT!! Now this stinking rotting corpse, e.g., the Emergent Church, will face the judgment of God.
Jesus Had His Say in His Day
WE FIND JESUS warning the religious experts of His day this: “Woe unto you, lawyers (“experts”)!, for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered” (Lk. 11:52). Listen to what these Emergent Church (EC) leaders are saying—they deny whole sections of Biblical truth, their exegesis is skewed, and they HATE the Holy Spirit’s conviction. We ARE! in the Amos 8:11 days. Because men do not love God’s true food, and vomit it up, God has HAS! sent a famine throughout the land—not a famine of (natural) food, or a thirst for water—but a famine of hearing the Words of the LORD!!
Do we ever hear the Word of the LORD in today’s liberal Churches? I mean when the Holy Spirit speaks in prophecies, in warnings, in exhortations? NO! If any at all, they are of the, “God wants to prosper you my dear (spoiled) children,” or, “once you’re saved, you’ll always be saved (no matter how in the Hell you live!).”
ON THE OTHER HAND, God IS! preparing a “new people” that will obey, who will do great exploits in Jesus’ name, leaving these EC-ites to grovel in their vomitus filth called churchianity, leaving these “professors of faith” and “puke warmers” to die in their sins. Jesus Christ the Lord and El Elyon/Yahweh-tsidkenu will have a faithful people that they can fellowship.
Actually, the Emergent Church is a movement—a movement AWAY from godliness, holiness, and righteousness and into “political correctness.” This change has been going on for quite some time now. Leaders of the EC frequently use the word “postmodern” to define today’s (sick) culture, which is the object of their purposes and goals. “Postmodernism” is a philosophical term attached to our (sick) age which questions whether ABSOLUTE (Biblical) truth exists, or if Christian (true) beliefs and practices should be discarded and REPLACED with more (sick) relevant truths (of the world). I have two booklets already in circulation on this “movement” (write for them)—so I won’t rehash all of what I’ve written.
Rethink! Basically, this is what the EC is about—rethinking what the Bible says. They see the journey and destination as most important, not about reaching the lost with the Gospel of Christ or about living in accordance with the Word, but about letting man live according to his/her own wishes/desires (lusts!), thereby transforming whole societies—without that ol’ “Bully God” overseeing it— and most of all, get rid of that outdated Bible!
THERE IS NOT ONE main leader in the EC movement, but here are a few prominent leaders: Leonard Sweet, Chris Seay, Mark Scandrette, Rob Bell (of the NO HELL! fame), Doug Pogitt, Tony Jones, Heather Kirk-Davidoff, Nanette Sawyer, Phyllis Tickle (of the “hack up the Bible into burial pieces” fame), and of course dear ol’ heretic Brian McLaren.
I’ve got some BAD news for the ECites: God will deal with them in His Time. And another thing: they will NEVER destroy genuine Christianity. Tickle’s book, ‘The Great Emergence, How Christianity is Changing and Why,’ is laughable indeed. What is “changing” is THEM, not God’s Christianity. Actually, God is using the Emergent Church to separate His sheep from the goats!
Jesus is LORD!!
AT THE ROOT of all this EC bull is the hatred for AUTHORITY. These people hate Christ’s authority; for it challenges their “I AM God” position. These ECites hate Jesus for who and what He IS (see Jn. 8:24); and these ECites are FAR from the Kingdom of God (read Rev. 21:27). Sins that are not forgiven BY God/Christ WILL! stand against us in the end. We only LIVE when He LIVES in us; but we die when we MURDER HIM by unbelief and denial. Unless we ARE “rooted and built up in Him” (Col. 2:6), we are Christless. Period!! You may be “religious,” but CHRISTLESS (see Acts 20:21 and Eph. 2:8, 9)!
QUEER INCLUSIVE, irreverent, progressive-oriented, theologically reprobate! There are people who do not believe that Christ was God incarnate. Some call the Cross of Christ, “that DAMNED cross!” Others call God “that BIG bully.” The speaking circuits are clogged with these liberals, perverts, heretics, and apostates. Old apostates like John S. Spong have made room for the newer ones: tattoos, piercings, dreadlocks, and all.
“THERE ARE MANY ‘gods’ and many ‘lords’. Yet, for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one LORD, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.”
“The vast majority of the western Church is in REBELLION against the LORD Jesus Christ. Its leaders refuse to recognize His Lordship, instead, creating Churchianity out of Christianity. Though they sometimes use the title, “Lord” for Jesus, they don’t teach what it means to have Jesus as one’s LORD. They don’t teach that it is necessary to OBEY Jesus as one’s LORD. Therein is the basis for the great REBELLION against Jesus as LORD.”
Today’s churchites have little, if any, respect for the Lord. In fact, they go about degrading and shaming both Him and His Word. All this spells R-E-B-E-L-L-I-O-N!!
Paul taught the Philippians: “God exalted Jesus to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).
Paul testified that Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation (Colossians 1:15). Paul credited creation itself to the LORD Jesus: “By Jesus all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him” (Col. 1:16).
Paul told us about the order of authority that pertains to us: “Jesus is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Jesus is the head of the body, the Church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy” (Col. 1:17-18).
Paul testified that “God seated Jesus at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age, but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the Church...” (Eph. 1:22).
“Head over everything for the Church?” Why, you would think by today’s “Church” mind-set that Christ Jesus DIED so that man/woman could RULE and receive all the GLORY. They think that “all things were created by Him (Jesus) for US!” (not Him, Col. 1:16).
Emergent churchite Rev. Rob Bell (who now believes in universalism, not in eternal punishment as Jesus taught) is for the wicked. Check out this convoluted statement in his book “Velvet Elvis” :
“The Bible is a very holy and sacred book...one can make the Bible say anything she or he wants it to...An accurate guideline to assist you in your interpretation is to ask yourself (for the meaning)... This is part of the problem with continually insisting that one of the absolutes of the Christian faith must be a belief that ‘Scripture alone’ is our guide. That sounds nice, but it is not true...When people say that all we need is the Bible, it is simply not true.” In his latest book “Love Wins,” Bell questions the existence of Hell, and suggests Christians are turned off by such teachings.
Granted, backslidden Bell is “turned off” by the Bible’s teaching on Hell, for he, and millions like him ,are going there—if they do not REPENT.
New Bible for a New Rebellious Church
THE EMERGENT LEADERS have written their own bible, as have others before them that didn’t LIKE what it had to say about SIN/SINS. Their new bible is called ‘The Voice.’ It is not really a new translation, but rather a paraphrase. This pulp bull puts words into the mouths of Jesus and the other N.T. authors that were never spoken:
“Interspersed throughout ‘The Voice’ are questionable commentaries that some readers might think are part of the biblical text.
Not once in ‘The Voice’ is the word “Christ” used. The writers and publisher claim that the word Christ is too confusing and its meaning has to be explained. They claim many people believe “Christ” is Jesus’ last name. Not only is the word “Christ” missing, so also are the words “apostle” and “angel.” Several times in ‘The Voice,’ Jesus is identified as “Jesus the Liberator,” an appropriate title for those who endorse or promote liberation theology.
The emergent bible reads like a screenplay or conversation. Many will be lured to purchase what is labeled by the publisher as “the easiest Bible in print to understand.”
The preface to ‘The Voice’ states: “Any literary project reflects the age in which it is written. ‘The Voice’ is created for and by a church in great transition.” A similar statement is found in a lectionary produced by the National Counsel of Churches which declares: “The Bible is the Church’s book—created by and for the Church.” Thus, Emergent and liberal leaders reason that if they want to create a Bible that agrees with their theology, it is perfectly right to do so. In the case of ‘The Voice’, the emergents’ clear intent is to get people to accept the “great transition” in doctrine and practice which, of course, comes from their own knowledge and insights.
‘The Voice’ employs the use of hundreds of italicized words that the translators admit are not in the original text. They claim the italicized ‘words or sentences may contain information that would have been obvious to those originally addressed in the Gospel or letter and are meant to help the reader better understand the text without having to stop and read footnotes.’”
So, dear ones, Jesus Christ takes the back seat in His role of bringing the lost to salvation and instructing them—once in discipleship. But, don’t let this foolish rebellion disturb you, Jesus is still Lord/LORD!!! Following are titles found in the N.T.:
618 times as LORD
543 times as Christ
84 times as Son of Man
42 times as Teacher
37 times as Son of God
35 times as King
32 times as Lamb
15 times as Savior
15 times as Prophet
11 times as Master
7 times as High Priest
That makes the point, doesn’t it? It becomes even more powerful when we learn that the title “CHRIST” INCLUDES WITHIN IT THE TITLE “LORD.”
In Romans 1:4, Paul wrote, “...was declared with power to be the Son of God by His resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our LORD.” Paul declared that the Son of God is Jesus Christ our LORD. He tied together three major titles of Jesus to make sure we realize that Jesus is the Son of God, the Christ, AND the LORD.
Mean ol’ Jesus!!
CHECK OUT THIS blasphemous statement by arch-heretic Brian McLaren:
“I often don’t think Jesus would be caught dead as a Christian, were he physically here today...Generally, I don’t think Christians would like Jesus if he showed up today as he did 2,000 years ago. In fact, I think we’d call him a heretic and plot to kill him, too.” That statement, which reflects McLaren’s imagination and not God’s Word, personifies the spiritual bankruptcy of the Emergent Church movement.
“Kill Jesus?” This reflects those apostates found in Heb. 6:4-6. Check out, “seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame” (v. 6b; write for my latest teaching called “Examining Heb. 6" in which I show that these ones who have “FALLEN AWAY” (v. 6a) were once believers in Christ as Savior/Lord, not mere candidates for salvation as the Calvinists teach.) McLaren once was a Bible-believing Christian; now he is a HATER of the Word of God.
I might add here for your information that the word “if” (v. 6, KJV) does not appear in any Gk. [=Greek] text. This phrase (Gk. parapesontas, from parapipto) is an aorist participle and is correctly rendered in the past tense or as Adam Clarke (1832 edition of his commentary on Hebrews) uses “past time”—literally, “having fallen away.”
OH YES, the Emergent Church is full of such! Just about everything is invited into their rebellious ranks, especially any and every kind of religious practitioners. They even welcome bloody Islam, which promotes the MURDER of Christians and celebrates Ramadan.
“PROCLAIMING A CHANGELESS CHRIST IN A CHANGING WORLD”
This was a headline in a Christian newspaper (July, 2012):
PROCLAIMING A CHANGELESS CHRIST IN A CHANGING WORLD
The author writes:
“Of all the things our modern culture needs today, none is greater than the need for truth! And here is God’s message of truth for the culture in all times and places: “Jesus is the same, yesterday, today, and forever” (Heb. 13:8). This is not a message from which any Church or Christian should desire to “emerge.”
Cultures may change the way we conduct our lives may change, but God’s Word never changes and neither has the sinful heart of man. The Bible tells us, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). No matter how sophisticated people may believe themselves to be, their need to receive the free gift of salvation in Christ has not changed from the fall of Adam until this very moment.
The message of salvation through Jesus Christ alone preached on Pentecost is still the only message that will bring life and light to the hearts of sinful man. The Church does not need any other message than the one that has been given to us in the Scriptures. People living in the 21st century are just as lost as those living centuries ago in a horse and buggy era. The problem of effectively communicating the Gospel to this present generation is not found in some cleverly devised message or in some yet-to-be discovered method; it is found in the Spirit-empowered proclamation of law and Gospel, sin and grace.
EMERGENTS IN THE NEWS
EMERGENT CHURCH MEMBERS GET TATTOOS FOR JESUS
CHRIS SEAY, who pastors the Emergent Ecclesia Church in Houston, TX, asked his people to get tattoos for Lent that depict the Stations of the Cross. Attendance at his Church averages about 1,500 per week. Seay, a popular speaker at Emergent Church conferences, was the driving force behind ‘THE VOICE,’ a new Bible written and produced by various Emergent leaders.
“Episcopalians Lead the March Over the Cliff: Approve Rite for Blessing Homosexual “Marriages”
FROM REUTERS NEWS SERVICE: “The U.S. Episcopal Church is poised to become the first major religious denomination in the United States to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages after its bishops overwhelmingly approved such a liturgy on Monday. The proposed blessing was agreed by the Church’s Chamber of Bishops at a meeting in Indianapolis and is expected to receive final approval from its House of Deputies later this week,” Ruth Meyers, a chair of the Episcopalian’s Subcommittee on Prayer Book, Liturgy, and Church Music, told Reuters.
The decision would go into effect in December and make the Episcopal Church, an independent US-based institution affiliated with global Anglicanism, the biggest US Church to allow a liturgy for same-sex marriages. The Episcopal Church is the 14th largest denomination in the United States with nearly 2 million adherents, according to the National Council of Churches. The United Church of Christ, a mainstream Protestant denomination with about a million members, has gone further, so far, than any other US Church, voting in 2005 to support same sex-marriage. The new Episcopal same-sex liturgy, called, “the Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant,” would be a standard rite for same-sex marriage.
And there you go. Of course, the United Church of Christ, and the Emergent Church USA are now in full communion with the ELCA—it is just a matter of time there as well.”
So, ALL THIS APOSTASY is the direct result of people being taught that “one can NEVER LOSE his/her salvation.”