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The Emergent Church Ideology

Updated on March 31, 2019
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The Emergent Church movement is a philosophical movement that contradicts God's truth and has corrupted many minds, especially many young people today. Those in the movement believe that there is no absolute certainty when it comes to Scripture. There can not be any real clarity or absolutes that can be derived from it. It is a form of Christianity that holds to relative truth. It is a celebration of ignorance and mystery that downplays truth and the fundamentals of God's ways.

Through a postmodernist mindset, the Emergent church claims ignorance by denying the clear teachings of Scripture. There is an unwillingness to accept it for what they distinctly says believing that there is no liability in doing so. Ignorance is bliss. If you get down to the core of their deception, they do not like what Scripture says. They love darkness rather than light and run from it to embrace liberalism in the name of God.

For example, they do not take a firm position on sexual perversion. They do not want that clarity, but raise the flag of tolerance out of their own discomfort. By believing that you cannot really know the truth on a certain matter, it's easy to avoid controversy and confrontation. Emotions and feelings take precedence over what God's word clearly says. Morality becomes ambiguous and God’s standards become abused and distorted. The Emergent Church "sanctifies" being of the world and candy wraps it into a means of reaching out to the world. The candy wrappings replaces God's ways for a man made agenda.

Instead of confronting culture, they adapt like a chameleon to it by allow secular culture to define who they are.

God's word is not double-minded that changes back and forth like the wind.

There are only two world views, one is of God and the other is not. They are in complete opposition to each other. There is no syncretism or middle ground. However, the Emergent Church needs to reinvent themselves to accommodate the world and the evolving culture of the day. Unfortunately, it is the youth today that are being effectively brainwashed into this corrupt ideology. Popular culture is dynamic and always moving; therefore, what they are doing now supposedly in the name of God will become obsolete for the next flavour of the month. This is planned obsolescence. That is the distinction between a true God who does not change.

God's word is not a recipe for obsolescence, but is truth is always relevant. The Emergent Church facilitates to give the masses what they want to hear which are the latest trendy sins that have been 'sanctified' so people will feel more loved and accepted.

The trend in the Emergent church caters to the wants that appeal to the masses, that consists of tickling their coupled with weak theology. Scripture vs cherry-picked and used out of context. What is self-defeating is that they throw around these verses to make their point, then they ignorantly deny that they cannot have clarity on what they truly mean. Their uncertainty is spewed from the pulpit. The whole belief system becomes an experiential and emotional based philosophy. Tolerance, ambiguity and relativity are the virtues of this man made religion.

The Emergent church is a place where you can be comfortable and affirmed in your sinful lifestyle without conviction to repent. In the Tanach, God forbid the Israelite’s to take on the traditions and customs of the pagan nations However, when they did it provoked His anger. The Emergent Church says that it is okay to bring in all the idols and gods of all the nations with you and then we can have an affirming conversation about it. It’s a lot of compromise with no foundation.

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! – Isaiah 5:20

The Tanach is a clear revelation from God or it isn’t. What you stand for defines who you are. You cannot take man-made ideologies and candy wrap it in religion and call it worship to God. There is no compromise, it is one or the other. The Emergent Church makes God's word suspect making the divine words in them like someone mumbled them out. They place no no authority in the words that God has spoken.

The Emergent Church is about incense and candles with medieval Catholic neo-orthodox twist with a lot of mystical smoke and mirrors. They try to attach Scripture to these pagan forms of worship to give the illusion of mystery and mystique. The Emergent Church is self-defeating. It is a practice of dismantling God's word and using ancient pagan practices to attain God.

The teachings God are not ambiguous, but clear and straightforward. Heretics have crept in and corrupted truth.

When the Emergent Church says that we cannot truly understand God's truths, it means that we cannot understand God's ways.

© 2013 PlanksandNails

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