Catholic Contemplative prayer techniques and spirituality is often hidden by the code word “Spiritual Formation.” It’s incursion into Evangelicalism is deep and broad.
Orrel SteinkampA Collection of The Plumbline Newsletters
Panentheism is enjoying a phenomenal resurgence even though it never employs the term. It is well hidden by such terms as ‘Spiritual Formation’ and ‘Spiritual Disciplines.’
Scazzero’s mission is to introduce Catholic contemplative prayer and practice to evangelicals, avoiding the term Catholic but using “Contemplative Prayer”.
In recent decades a radically different script of salvation, a different worldview, has entered the church. It is called the Dominion Mandate.
In a nutshell postmodernism asserts that truth is not absolute but different for everyone. Unfortunately, if everything is true to some then nothing is true to anyone.
Many major voices identified and accepted as fellow evangelicals now chime in to challenge and target the Penal Substitutionary Atonement
For most of a generation, evangelicals have been romanced by the ‘seeker-sensitive’ movement…Pragmatic evangelicalism has appeared to be enormously successful appealing to the “self.”
There exist today hundreds of people in Christian think tanks & agencies whose whole view of ministry is to promote & induce cultural change into the church.
Pastors and leaders, desperate to increase their numbers and thus validate their ministries have with the best of intentions altered the focus of the Gospel.
The basic contention of Wild at Heart by John Eldredge is that God created man with a wild heart because God Himself is wild at heart. But how does Scripture describe man?
Divination generally refers to attempts to learn “hidden things” that cannot be known by normal means. Divination falls into two broad categories: mechanical and internal.
In recent decades, a radically different script of salvation history worldview has entered the scene…it promises heretofore unheard-of success in evangelism and rapid church growth.
The new paradigm usage of the word “transformation” has little to do with the Apostle Paul’s idea of transformation found in Romans 12:2.
The Church Growth Movement has become the main focus of evangelicalism. Church Growth, like many movements, is a grand mixture of things good, bad, and in-between.
Tabernacle of David teaching often accompanies excessively emotional worship, saying it is a necessary ritual to invoke and attract the manifest presence of God.
Over the past decades music has gained an unprecedented prominence in the church. So much so that music has replaced faith and preaching as the new means of grace.
Warfare Evangelism has two principles: specific intelligence of the spirit world and new spiritual methodologies which neutralize or destroy enemies in the spirit world.
The fact is, however, that identifying and naming regional demons finds no support from scripture whatsoever.
Peter Wagner is attempting to will into existence what he calls a ‘New Apostolic Reformation.’
Whether it be recognized or not, there is a huge integrity problem in the church today regarding who speaks for God.
By Orrel Steinkamp
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