A CALL TO ACTION BY TAKING A VOCAL STAND FOR THE TRUTH AND AGAINST FALSE BRETHREN
“Rick Warren is out of his mind!”
That’s what a defiant Bro. Chris at Extreme Theology said to Rick Warren’s call to “reconcile” with people like apostate theologian Brian McLaren and the evil queen Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of the Episcopalian Church. And why? Well, says Warren, ‘Christians of all stripes’ need to be on the same team because “we share the same savior”. Christians of all stripes?? Would that mean gay christians, proabort christians, muslim christians, mormon christians and jehovah witness christians?
What a sleazy mischaracterization of the Body of Christ by Warren but that sums up the nefarious goals of diaprax. Everybody is one big happy family…or else.
To this, Chris shot back:
I will NOT be reconciled to people who call themselves Christians yet deny that the Bible is the inerrant word of God.
I will NOT be reconciled to people who call themselves Christians yet deny that Jesus Christ rose bodily from the grave.
I will NOT be reconciled to people who call themselves Christians who openly defy God’s word by ordaining homosexuals.
I will NOT be reconciled to people who call themselves Christians yet deny that salvation is found only in Jesus Christ.
I will NOT be reconciled to people who call themselves Christians yet deny that Jesus Christ died on the cross as my substitute for my sins.”
I couldnt agree with Chris more and I flatly refuse to enter into any type of “reconciliation” with them until they repent of the wickedness they are promoting. For how can two walk together, except they be agreed? (Amos 3:3). Why is it that we are the ones who must abandon our beliefs in exchange for doctrines of devils? In response to this pressure to agree to false unity, we should, like Chris, push back and speak up. If we compromise, we hasten our demise. In refusing to compromise, we fulfill —in obedience— the scripure:
Ephesians 5:6-11: Let no man deceive you with vain words, for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be ye not therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth), proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them,
The diaprax concept is the epitome of “vain words” steeped in man’s philosophy while hostile to God’s authority. Knowing this, they intentionally craft a language foreign to the kingdom of God. By obeying God’s Word, we keep ourselves out of self imposed bondage by closing any access between ourselves and God’s Word.
Christine of TalkWisdom has covered the emergent church better than anyone I know. In her post “Emerging church emerging into your church?”, several commenters quickly warned her about lumping the “emergent church” with the “emerging church” . They are different, they contended. Really? That’s it? ing vs ent? Apparently, it was a monumental difference to them. But what was missing from the commenters’ remarks was any condemnation of the false movement. That spoke volumes to me and suggested that the shade of difference wasn’t that distinct.
Christine replied by talking wisdom :
I’m no expert on the terms “emergent” vs. “emerging” church doctrine. I will continue to read about both in order to be more informed. However, after 20 years of studying Scripture I can discern truth from error as well as truth from “almost truth” (or half-truths)that are being introduced into Christianity at an alarming rate these days.
Of course, I don’t “know it all.” No one does, in fact. But what God has revealed through the Person of Jesus Christ and His Word, the Bible, gives me all that I need to know right now. Bible study utilizing the tried and true tools of proper exegesis, hermenuetics, Sola Scriptura, and Scripture interprets Scripture, is definitely needed these days in order for believers to discern truth from error and in so doing, enabling believers to avoid heresy and apostasy.”
If truth is mixed with .001 percent of a lie, it is still completely unacceptable. The truth of God’s Word must stand alone, lest the credibility of God himself is called into question. That is the age-old slander spoken first by satan. He cunningly insinuated to Eve that God really didn’t know what he was talking about and thus, God did not care if his creation got “the best.” Eve believing the serpent’s sly lie, disobeyed God’s clear instructions. You know the rest of the story. As a matter of fact, you are living the rest of the story. Note to self: NEVER let the devil interpret God’s instructions to you.
Those who bank on the seductive call to “unity” shake with anger at responses like this post. If they can’t get us to come to the table and “dialogue”, then their hopes are dashed. Note to Warren, Schuller, Flunder, White, Jefferts: we are not coming to your table and there will be no dialogue until you repent.
The temptation of another gospel
Why is coming to the diaprax table so tempting to a great majority of Christians?According Steve Camp of Camp On This, its “Ecclesiastical negativity; biblical uncertainty; theological infidelity; spiritual unrest; and the thirst for cultural relevancy.”
In other words, the postmodern church is eager to be adored in the eyes of the world, but just without Christ. He is THE big problem, THE major stumbling block to the world’s acceptance of us as nice, tolerant and nonjudgmental. Christ is like the pesky brother you don’t want your cool friends to see. So the dia-practioners conceal him as best as possible, lie about who he really is and obfuscate what he really wants. Its a stunning rejection of the Savior’s glory which cannot be separated from the Savior’s suffering and sacrifice. The dia-practioners are willing to sell out Christ to be liked by the world. They bargain to make a better world and a better church led by their own cleverly improvised –and impotent– christ.
To be honest, diaprax and the collusion of the emergent church is nothing new. Until Jesus returns, the true church will always have to fight and be vigilant against emerging false teachers and doctrines. Paul wrote to the Galatian Christians: “ I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel, which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!
Jenna Robinson, Bella Online’s Bible Basics Editor says, “False teachers today try to tell us there’s more to what God wants than is written in the Bible. They try to lead us down the path that they know more than God. They want us to believe that what they’ve learned is even FROM God! They are intellectual observers who are always going deeper into the Word to find the “REAL” meaning of the scripture. They find things that aren’t even there. Instead of a deeper relationship with Christ, they are only impressed with their own intellect. The purpose of scripture is to bring us closer to Jesus and the Father; not to create in us a desire to meld all beliefs into one belief.”
That’s why I will argue again that the emergent/ing movement is ripe for the assimilation of homosexual theology. Its only a matter of time before the two recognize they are a slice from the same rotten apple. There is very little difference in their goals (collusion) and their methods (rejection of the Bible’s authority over the Christian).