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We here at DefCon (as well as our brothers and sisters at other sites, such as Ken Silva and Ingrid Schlueter) use the written Word of God as the rule and basis for everything we believe about God and how one is to worship Him. For that, we are constantly accused of being “Pharisees” by those who would lead the Body of Christ away from the clear teachings of Scripture, and into areas which are questionable (at best) and/or heretical (at worst).

Well, here’s my question–what exactly does it mean to be a “Pharisee”? Are we justly accused as Pharisees by the Seeker-Driven™/Purpose-Driven™, “Let’s all just get along in unity” church-goer who does not dare speak for fear that it may offend someone? Or is there a more accurate description of a Pharisee? Let us examine the issue.(source)

Please visit Defending.Contending to read the rest of this well written article that explains from the Bible the characteristics of a Pharisee.

You’re likely aware that the online apologetics and discernment work Apprising Ministries has shown you the sinfully ecumenical Emerging Church aka Emergent Church—that morphed into Emergence Christianity (EC) was a creation of Leadership Network right along with it Purpose Driven/Seeker Driven Pope Rick Warren. In Emerging Towards Convergence Christian researcher Sarah Leslie at Herescope explains:

We know that the current Emergent Church is a marketing phenomenon, set up as an official movement by Bob Buford’s Leadership Network, a historical fact which we documented in a series of Herescope posts in 2005 and 2006.[2] From its very inception in the 1980s Leadership Network imported a number of leading New Age business “gurus” as “experts” – holding nebulous (if any!) Christian credentials. (Online source)

In recent pieces like Did Brian McLaren Overplay His Hand? and Brian McLaren Invites You On His Quest To Destroy Christianity I’ve shown you that with his new book A New Kind of Christianity (ANKoC) McLaren, now a Living Spiritual Teacher alongside such as Deepak Chopra, the Dalai LamaThich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, and Marianne Williamson, has come out of the closet, as it were, and has all but laid out his reimagined i.e. new form of Progessive Christianity aka liberal theology that so many in the EC actually adhere to as well.

With this in mind I point you to an important post from Chris Rosebrough, host of Fighting for the Faith on Pirate Christian Radio, who’s also a contributor to AM’s sister outreach Christian Research Network. Rosebrough begins his piece at Extreme Theology by informing us:

Rick Warren, Bob Bufford and Bill Hybels are the Druckerite “trinity”. All three of these men were personally mentored by the late business guru Peter Drucker and these three men more than any others are responsible for innovating the church by purposely changing congregations from a pastoral leadership model to a CEO / Innovative Change Agent leadership model. All of these innovations were strategically crafted under the careful eye of Peter Drucker. And all of these innovations were incubated, introduced and injected into the church through the coordinated efforts of Drucker’s disciples through their different but intimately connected organizations; Leadership Network, the Purpose Driven Network and the Willow Creek Association.

What many people don’t realize is that the Emerging Church is a product created by and promoted by the Druckerites.

If you don’t believe me then it is time for you to listen to or re-listen to my interview with Doug Pagitt regarding the genesis of the Emerging Church. Pagitt provides us with an expert insiders look at how the Emerging Church came into being and got off of the ground. What you will discover is that without the Druckerites there may have never been an ‘emerging church’. The Druckerites formed, bankrolled and promoted the Emerging Church much the same way a music marketing company might form and promote a boy band like the Backstreet Boys or N Sync.

Here’s the interview… (Online source)

You can listen to Rosebrough’s interview with quasi-universalist Emerging Church leader Doug Pagitt, as well as read in the rest of his article, right here.

See also:

BRIAN MCLAREN CONTINUES TO BLUNDER

PUTTING BRIAN MCLAREN IN HIS PLACE

BRIAN MCLAREN COMMENDS FRIEND TONY JONES

TONY JONES, THE EMERGING CHURCH AND PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIANITY

DISSENTION GROWING AROUND THE EMERGING CHURCH

EMERGENT PAIN AND DISCORD IN THE EMERGING CHURCH

APPRISING MINISTRIES WITH A PEEK AT THE COMING SOTERIOLOGY OF EMERGENCE CHRISTIANITY

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For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. (Jude 4, ESV)

Warning: Apostasy In Your Mirror Closer Than You Think

In posts like Meet Outlaw Preachers and Communion With Outlaw Preacher Khad Young recently Apprising Ministries has introduced you to a rather rapscallion bunch, who’ve crowned themselves outlaw preachers and who are now slithering up all around head Outlaw, gay affirming “pastor” Jay Bakker. As I previously pointed out, this growing, largely Biblically illiterate, group of  *cough* “preachers” is currently quite busy Turning God’s Grace Into An Idol.

For more on what is meant by that the interested reader is referred to ELCA, Gospel Reductionism, And Homosexuality; but simply, these “out” laws actually end up as “no” laws. The point being, their message over-emphasizes the grace of God neglecting the conviction of sin, which ends up in an antinomianism. But what’s this got to do with the egregiously ecumenical Emerging Church aka Emergent Church de-formation of the Christian faith—now morphing into Emergence Christianity (EC)?

I’m glad you asked; what’s important for you to know is that, as it continues swallowing up mainstream evangelicalism, it’s also embracing these self-styled outlaw preachers as well. We take for example a couple of EC “Voices” who were supposedly revealing “the way the Christianity will be changing in coming days” at the recently concluded Christianity 21, which was put on by heretical Emerging Church theologian Tony Jones and his equally heretical quasi-universalist Emergent Church pastor Doug Pagitt.

One of them is “queer inclusive” ELCA “pastor,” and former “professional f**k-up,” Nadia Bolz-Weber. In the AM post Outlaw Preacher Nadia Bolz-Weber you’ll see she has announced herself as an outlaw preacher and has already appeared on the Outlaw Preachers precast, hosted by the aforementioned Khad Young, which was the forerunner to the Outlaw Preachers podcast mentioned below. As a matter of fact Bolz-Weber is in this debut episode along with Bakker’s assistant “pastor” Vince Anderson.

And then yesterday EC pastrix Makeesha Fisher, who will be attending the Outlaw Preacher’s Reunion being held at Bolz-Weber’s church in May 2010, tweeted the below because she wanted to make sure those following the errors of this Emerging/ent/ence form of Christianity knew about the:

Outlaw Preachers podcast episode 1 http://post.ly/Bmer (Online source)

Evangelical leaders can sleep on if they want to, but some of us will continue to attempt to make you aware that the warped and toxic teachings of such as these have been dripping into your Youth Groups and Young Adult classes for years now. As I informed you e.g. in Ex-Homosexual Friend Of Apprising Ministries one of the pet doctrines of these vipers is attempting to convince us that the deviant lifestyle of having sexual relations with another of the same sex, i.e homosexuality, is a viable one for the evangelical Christian.

And this is why AM has been continuing to warn that there’s a very dark and threatening same-sex storm right now approaching hurricane force which is currently only slightly off the coast of your own local church.

See also:

EMERGENCE CHRISTIANITY—A POSTLIBERAL CULT SLITHERS INTO EVANGELICALISM

JAY BAKKER FEATURED ON OOZE.TV OF EMERGING CHURCH

HOMOPRESSIVE AS JAY BAKKER

DID NADIA BOLZ-WEBER JUST CALL JESUS “A SCHMUCK”?

MAKEESHA FISHER: SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA BE CRASS

MAINSTREAM EVANGELICALISM NOW ON THE RAPID SLIDE TO APOSTASY

THE SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY IS DIFFERENT

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From the website of the Iron Sharpens Iron radio program hosted by Chris Arnzen:

Apprising Ministries pointed out recently Shane Hipps Accepts Teaching Pastor Job With Rob Bell at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI. [Hipps is] MHBC’s new co-pastor alongside Rob Bell, who, as our guest today, Ken Silva, describes as “the Elvis of the egregiously ecumenical Emerging Church aka Emergent Church de-formation of the Christian faith—now morphing into Emergence Christianity“,…

In that latter sermon, A Gentle Stillness, you’ll read as Hipps leads MHBC while they “practice some silence together.” Our guest Ken Silva was personally involved with meditation before he was regenerated and has been “studying this spiritually corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) ala Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster and his spiritual twin Dallas Willard for years now…”

Ken literally [has] hundreds of books concerning CSM from virtually every religion and “silence” is mystic-speak for meditation in an altered state of consciousness, which is precisely what it is. Hipps himself explains below this practice of silence is not simply being alone and not speaking, it is going within one’s self in a transcendental meditation-lite for the Christian aka Contemplative/Centering Prayer. (Online source)

You can download and/or listen to this program right here.

See also:

SILENCE SHANE HIPPS

SHANE HIPPS, CO-PASTOR WITH ROB BELL, SAYS ALL RELIGIONS VALID

SHANE HIPPS EXPOSED

SHANE HIPPS EXPOSED II

THROUGH ROB BELL “THE GREAT ENLIGHTENED ONES” TELL US MAN HAS DIVINE GREATNESS

“INWARD JOURNEY” ESPOUSED BY RICHARD FOSTER IS A FORM OF DIVINATION

MEDITATING ON CONTEMPLATIVE/CENTERING PRAYER

Purpose driven false teachers

Purpose driven false teachers

But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” – Genesis 3:4,5 (ESV)

We have been warned over and over again concerning the emergent “church”, many times before, in many ways, by the likes of Ken Silva, Ingrid Schlueter, Chris Rosebrough and many other among the faithful, defending the biblical doctrines once and for all delivered to the saints long ago.

Yet in spite of such warnings, the movement apparently continues to grow. Disheartening? For the moment, perhaps, yet God remains upon His throne, working out His purposes for His glory…and yes, even by means of wicked men and women.

Which brings me to this: There has been much talk recently regarding the ‘root’ if you will, of emergent thinking. This is good. It is well that those who are concerned know precisely where the source of emergent thinking begins, and quite helpful to be able to track down the progressive trail of such thinking. Imagine discovering a river, and desiring to reveal it’s beginning, to find the smaller body of water, then, the creek, and finally, detecting the origin at a mountaintop.

It’s possible that we have often times become absorbed in the details of doctrinal error to the point we have, at least temporarily, lost sight of the bigger picture. For example, in regards to ‘emergent’ thinking, there is much talk recently of Jurgen Moltman, Hegel and his ilk, all contributing their erroneous view of truth to the present abomination of the emergent mindset. Wonderful, and much needed information! However, I think it good, and profitable, to step back, and once again see where Moltman, Hegel, and not coincidently, the emergent leaders of today have derived their foul teachings and the source of their deliberate deception of the people of God. Yes, I know, we can all say ‘It’s because of sin.” True. But sin doesn’t merely cause folks to be blurred in regard to the truth. No, sin has done far more damage than that.

We, as Christians, can talk until our faces are the proverbial blue, but until we realize the very basic, biblical foundation of the emergent mentality, it does little good to speak of Moltmann, etc to those who are unfamiliar with the foundational pile of dung from which comes ‘emergent christianity’.

So then, in the words of Chris Rosebrough, “we continue…”

I have every confidence in saying that from Rick Warren to Nadia Bolz-Weber and everyone in between…and below…., none of the emergent leaders are pleased with being reminded that they are not God. They are mere creatures.

If you look at the quote at the beginning of this article, you will see Satan’s temptation to Eve. “You will be as God.” Since the fall of man, many have taken that bait, again and again. It is now their nature to do so. They crave it, rebellion that is. After all, Satan promised Adam and Eve divinity, and they took the bait. Eve was wrong because she did not take into account the revealed will of God. Mankind struggles with the same infirmity to this day.

The leading voices of the emergent church are trampling on God’s revealed will through His only Word to man, the Bible. They are spitting on His revealed Word. “Holiness and separation from the world be damned, we will have our way, we shall be as God.”

Yet determining right from wrong, good from evil is the absolute prerogative of God Almighty. No other. It has been said:

Identitfy the source of moral authority in any society, and you have identified the god of that society” (Greg Mills).

Even a cursory view of Scripture reveals the fact that the practice of living out a belief system that man determines right from wrong for himself is rebellion against God.

In our present day, biblical morality, a result of true regeneration by the work of the Holy Spirit of God, is being lost as men and women – in this case, the voices of the emergent church – continue to attempt to to be their own god by determining right and wrong both for themselves and for others, despising the Word of God,… despising God Himself by rejecting His revealed truth in the Word and any notion of coming judgment by the Son of Man, Jesus Christ.

The leading voices of the emergent church are not merely rebelling, they are leading an assault on the very prerogative of God Himself, in determining good from evil, as generations of unregenerate souls have done for so very long.

They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” – Rev. 6:10

This blog was copied from http://5ptsalt.com/2009/09/23/emergent-assault-on-the-prerogative-of-god/#comment-1085


Pastor Ken Silva has been following these rebels for a while now. He has written some very good articles exposing this heresy creeping into the Christian faith.

“Outlaw Preachers” is a good name for these liberals. These humanistic teachers are trying to hijack the authority of the Holy Scriptures by replacing them with emotional justifications . These outlaws seek to redefine the teachings of the Scriptures concerning the sin of homosexuality. The Scriptures are very clear about homosexuality as sin.

“Outlaw Preachers” seek more than just taking homosexuality out of the sin category. You can be sure that this is just the tip of the iceberg. They are part of a larger liberal movement that seeks to destroy the orthodox doctrines of the Christian faith replacing them with a substitute consumed with the spirit of anti-Christ!

“These self-proclaimed outlaw preachers are now beginning to band together—chiefly around Jay Bakker—in order to sow their perversion of the grace of God, which ala the original cult of liberal theology so over-emphasizes the love and grace of God they end up obliterating His justice.” Ken Silva source

I recommend following Pastor Ken Silva’s exposing this heresy at APPRISING MINISTRIES.

We cannot stand back and let heretic rebels like Jay Bakker abuse the Grace of God.

Romans 6:1-3 (New American Standard Bible)

Romans 6

Believers Are Dead to Sin, Alive to God

1What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase?

2May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?

3Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?