Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Emerging or Emergent Church (SD42)

D42  Emerging or Emergent Church

John 6:63-64  "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him.

    Those who believes His words is led by the Spirit and has life but those who does not believe is carnal and will betrayed Him.

The vast majority of emerging Christians and churches do not deny truth, they don't deny that Jesus Christ is truth, and they don't deny the Bible is truth but they embrace the idea that we cannot know truth absolutely. These people do not want truth nor believe the bible.

John 8:31-32  Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

The emergent church believes that we aren't even suppose to understand precisely what the Bible means, this is an attack on the clarity of Scripture. They are honest enough to say, "We don't know what the Bible really means. We can't be certain."

John 16:13  "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come."

These unfortunately will not know truth neither will they understand eschatology (end time signs and events). They will allow worldly wisdom to guide them. Why?

Since the great spiritual revival from the 1960s where many experienced His power, healings, deliverances, miracles, etc. the church biggest mistake was to allow the wolves in with destructive heresies. So when God no longer answered the abominable prayers in these misled churches, - no healings, deliverances nor miracles, etc. these covetous wolves then resorted to lies and deceptions causing many to begin to doubt His words. The initial Emergent Church founders were mainly those whose faith were destroyed in the depraved Charismatic churches, but later include almost all other groups.

Right living of Emerging Church

Emerging churches are communities that practice the way of Jesus within postmodern cultures. This definition encompasses nine practices. Emerging churches (1) identify with the life of Jesus, (2) transform the secular realm, and (3) live highly communal lives. Because of these three activities, they (4) welcome the stranger, (5) serve with generosity, (6) participate as producers, (7) create as created beings, (8) lead as a body, and (9) take part in spiritual activities.
 
These good works are commendable but they cannot replace truth nor the knowledge of God, His words, will, promises, teachings, etc.

Hos 4:6  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Deception is just what you need. When Emergent Church leaders are claiming we cannot know for sure what the Bible teaches, that we cannot be certain whether things like homosexuality is a sin.
 
Brethren, these leaders are completely blind to truth and eschatology. When the Antichrist comes to form the 'One World Religion', they will compromise with Islam and Judaism that Jesus is the greatest prophet (greater than Moses) but not the Son of God. They will lose their salvation for they have compromise the Word, the Almighty God.