The contemplative spirituality in the Alliance appears to be a top down effort appearing first in bible colleges and seminaries and the National office. The post-modern atmosphere seems just too much for these evangelical leaders.
Orrel SteinkampA Collection of The Plumbline Newsletters
Today, panentheism is enjoying a phenomenal resurgence even though it never employs the term panentheism….(it is) well hidden by such terms as ‘Spiritual Formation’ and ‘Spiritual Disciplines’…the worldview of the myriads of versions of the New Age…
Scazzero’s mission is to introduce Catholic contemplative prayer and practice to evangelicals, avoiding the term Catholic but using “Contemplative Prayer”.
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.
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.
A number of popular, pace-setting, evangelical, managerial teachers have borrowed principles and techniques from the business community, making them the benchmark for anyone wanting to do relevant (transformational) ministry…the danger is that reliance upon them may unwittingly, or deliberately, supplant reliance upon the Word and Spirit to transform the Church.
…worship 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 warfare 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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