Tony Jones was recently asked about the concerns being expressed by some - that Emergent has no doctrine or a statement of faith. His response:  "I'm even more concerned that people [do] have statements of faith. Statements of faith are about drawing borders, which means you have to load your weapons and place soldiers at those borders. You have to check people's passports when they pass those borders."
Almost as if in response, Charles Spurgeon wrote over a century earlier:  "The arch-enemy of truth has invited us to level our walls, and take away our fenced cities. He has cajoled some true-hearted, but weak-headed, believers to advocate this crafty policy; and, from the best of motives, some foolish brethren are almost prepared to execute the cunning design. 'Away with creeds and bodies of divinity'. This is the cry of the day." ...

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The Emergent Church

Emerging Church --
A Road to Interspirituality through mysticism

Scripture List:  Truth, Knowledge, and Pluralism

Dried-up Branches
by Mike Ratliff


PART 1         PART 2

The Intolerance of Liberal (emergent) Christianity

A WEAPON OF MASS INSTRUCTION...the power and authority of God's Word

2 Corinthians 4:2-7   But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. (3) But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, (4) whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. (5) For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake. (6) For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (7) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

Jude 1:3-4   Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. (4) For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ

James 4:4   Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12   The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, (10) and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth , that they might be saved. (11) And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, (12) that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness .

2 Timothy 3:2-5   For men will be lovers of themselves , lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, (3) unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, (4) traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God , (5) having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

John 3:19-21   "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (20) "For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. (21) "But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God."

1 Corinthians 9:19-22   For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; (20) and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; (21) to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law; (22) to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
{1 Corinthians 9:19-22 does NOT mean that "anything goes" in order to bring more people into the church. The following article explains...}
"What exactly DOES 1st Corinthians 9:19-22 mean, anyway?"