‘The Submerging Church’ ~
CFDb Movie Review & DVD Giveaway
How the Emerging Church is Drawing Multitudes Away from Biblical Christianity
What are Emergent Church leaders teaching that has so many of our current generation tuned in to their “doctrine,” but tuned out to holy scripture? How have Emergent leaders captured the hearts and minds of unsuspecting people all over the world, departing from many of the clear teachings, commandments and warnings found in the pages of the bible?
Often preferred to be understood as a “conversation” or a “friendship” rather than a church or organization, the Emergent Church often place a high value on good works and social activism. Many call for diversity, tolerance and camaraderie among all religions and lifestyles as they modify and expand their teachings based on pop culture and social issues. Much of its doctrine rejects systematic Christian theology, the authority of Scripture and gospel exclusivity. Various strands of Universalism have also been subtly introduced, completely denying Jesus’ own words and warnings. There is often an emphasis on “here and now” theology rather than an eternal reality as set forth in scripture. Emergent leaders have also opened the door to the New Age and Occult, teaching the practice of contemplative, monastic, meditative prayers and mantras, even partnering with New Age mystics, authors and teachers.
Journey with us as we take a closer look at the Emerging Church, its leaders, their teachings and where it is all headed in light of bible prophecy. If you are familiar with any of the leaders spoken of in this documentary, and you love Truth, then you don’t want to miss a second of this compelling, thoroughly documented exposé uncovering the truth behind the Emergent Church.
Several leaders are exposed in this documentary
For the record, I had never even heard of the emergent church until I watched the trailer for this film. We are a non-denominational ministry so we cannot have this film on our database, but thought it is such an important issue we would do a review on it. Here were some highlights:
- Be wary of anyone who pushes feeling over the Scriptures. If the Holy Spirit is telling you something, it must be compared with the Scriptures to find out if it is really the Holy Spirit or a different spirit altogether.
- Mysticism and New age seems to be creeping into Christianity wherever we look. It’s found it’s way into every denomination, even the non-denominations. We do need to be aware of what is going on. Jesus warned us so long ago and we need to pay attention and hold fast to the Bible and the Bible only.
- Frightening quotes by some of the supposed leaders of Christianity. This documentary is rather heartbreaking because Satan is alive and well and if we don’t read the Word of God and study it, we will be deceived.
- Beware of any saying that we can become gods and any praying that promotes emptying our minds, as well as repetitious prayers. Biblical Meditation is towards Christ, focusing on the Word of God. Anything self focused we need to stay far away from.
- Beware of leaders that are sharing and promoting quotes and books from well known new age and atheist authors and speakers. Beware of spiritual formation and centering prayers.
- Beware of those pushing unity at the cost of Biblical truth. Love each other yes, but do not compromise. God and His Word must be above all else. If someone is asking you to do something against God’s will, stand fast for the truth of His Word.
- Also takes about Reiki which is becoming more popular within the Christian church, but this is the occult form of laying on of hands.
- The confusion regarding Islam and who Allah is.
We need to pray for all those that have been deceived by any other Gospel than the one Jesus promoted. We need to get back to the Bible and the Bible only. This is our true and only safeguard that God has given us. Psalm 119:11 – Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Remember what the Bible says in II Timothy 3:12 – Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. Christianity is not supposed to be popular. Standing up for Him and His Word will make the devil angry and you will suffer persecution. When we get persecuted for standing up for ourselves or our rights that is NOT the persecution that the Bible is referring to.
This film brings out a lot of things I was completely unaware of. It’s important to take the time to watch this film.
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And Now the Giveaway…
This giveaway ends on November 23, 2014 and is for 1 brand new ‘The Submerging Church’ DVD.
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