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'Spiritual' is not the same as biblical

Apr. 25, 2014 - Jim Fletcher finds something fishy in modern Evangelicalism. He writes:
Seismic changes are going on within the American church – the transition as I see it from a solidly Bible-believing base to a “spirituality” community – and there are daily examples of this dramatic shift.
Fletcher says that the Emergent and quasi-Emergent community are really a return to old-line liberalism, dressed up in new clothes. He cites some examples of current bloggers from this school of thought that are proud to proclaim, "It ain’t your granddaddy’s church now."

Fletcher says “Emergent” was a label created in the mid-’90s by founders Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones, who announced last year that he doesn’t believe in original sin anymore.

Source: WND

Emergent Church Star Rob Bell On Homosexuality

May 18, 2013 - Rob Bell, popular spokesman for emergent church concepts, was forced out of his Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Mich., after writing the controversial book "Love Wins." He has now endorsed homosexual marriage, and told a British radio host...
"... it’s time the church catch up with the 'modern world' in accepting same-sex marriage and that questioning the orthodoxy of those who do amounts to 'the sort of [expletive] that really, really, really pushes people away' [from Christianity]."
Carl Gallups, author of “The Magic Man in the Sky: Effectively Defending the Christian Faith,” says that Bell thinks that the church should "ebb and flow with whatever culture it is in.” In reality, Gallups counters, the church should never compromise with the culture.
Source: WND
- Christian Post, May 6, 2013
The Emerging Church - Commentary by Roger Oakland - Understanding the Times

Adam and Eve: Clarifying Again What is at Stake

Sept. 3, 2011 - Some postmodern teachers, like Brian McLaren, deny the literal interpretation of the creation story. Albert Mohler explains that this view is a rejection of a clear biblical teaching and the denial of the biblical doctrine of the Fall, leading to a very different way of telling the story of the Bible and the meaning of the Gospel. It also misses the essential point made by Paul in Romans, chapter 5.
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. [Romans 5:12-17]
Source: Albert Mohler - Crosswalk
False Start? Controversy Over Adam & Eve - Albert Mohler - Crosswalk

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Questions And Links For Emerging Church

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Emerging Church Links

Emerging Church - Lighthouse Trails

The Emerging Church - Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry

The Emerging Church and Bible Prophecy - Roger Oakland
The Emergiing Global Church -Berit Kjos

Five Streams of the Emerging Church - Key elements of the most controversial and misunderstood movement in the church today - Scot McKnight - Christianity Today

What is the emerging / emergent church movement? -

Wikis With Emerging Church Articles

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Wikipedia: Emerging Church

Theopedia: Emerging Church - Traditional, evangelical, Protestant point of view.

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Postmodern and Emerging Church Resources

The Truth War - John MacArthur

Articles by Sean McDowell on the Emerging Church

Emergent Movement - Christianity Today Articles

Understanding the Postmodern Mind and the Emerging Church - Michael Patton

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