Seeker sensitivity and pragmatism in church growth methodology have driven the church into EMERGENT CHURCH APOSTASY. Our irresponsible infatuation with methodology has led to a frontal assault on theology. In reality the EMERGENT CHURCH is anti-Church and anti-Christ. This sermon reveals that terrible reality with many quotes from Doug Pagitt, Brian Mclaren, Tony Jones, and Rob Bell. The compelling motives behind this message are the love of God, the love of the Church, and the love of the lost. Love motivates us to speak plainly. Love motivates us to expose the wolves in our midst. Love motivates us to call the Emergents and any that would align themselves with them to repentance. The Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches has aligned themselves with the Emergent movement by inviting Doug Pagitt to instruct us in Emergent philosophy at our national conference, Equip 07, and by planting new churches that are utilizing Emergent philosophies. This message is a call to the Church at large and the FGBC to repent and to return to â€śThe Bible, The whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible.â€ť
THE LORD JESUS -â€śBeware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.â€ť Matt 7:15
CHARLES SPURGEON -'It now becomes a serious question how far those who abide by the faith once delivered to the saints should fraternize with those who have turned aside to another gospel...
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Great Sermon! Just what I needed to hear. My long time friend has gone ecumenical. Keep us Lord near the cross where there is no compromise. I have lost an old friend but I continue to gain Christ
Florin Motiu (12/29/2008)
from Oradea, Romania
Passionate warning against heresy. Courageous, faithful, responsible, passionate warning of the danger of heresy. Excellent refutation of the errors of Emergent Church by carefully selected Bible texts.
Ben Shamberger (9/6/2007)
Great Sermon! Thank you so much for the well researched sermon on the emergent church. My wife and I attended a local church that sponsored an emergent church plant in 2006. At first we were very naive, thinking it was going to be of the same denomination and doctrine as the church we were attending, just closer to home. From the first planning meetings something didn't seem right. This sense (prompting of the Holy Spirit) kept getting more noticable, until during one meeting the new pastor mentioned a web link to a couple of emergent websites. Over the course of a short period of time my wife and I studied this emergent rebellion and were horrified. We finally declined going with the church plant. It breaks my heart to know that this pastor could be duped by such deception; the error of the emergent "doctrine" is so clear. Please be encouraged. God is using those who are exposing this heresy to alert His elect that they be not deceived.
Steve E. (2/26/2007)
from Fort Worth, TX
Great Sermon! I respect the knowledge of Scripture and passion for Christ and His Commission that you have. It is with that respect that I respectfully disagree with your portrayal of the emergent Church. I have been apart of a Church that would be considered by many to be "emergent". I myself view it that way, yet have never heard the word mentioned within our community of faith. I have however, seen God in my midst, not wolves. I have myself gone from skeptical to believing. I have been in the Church my whole life and have reached the highest spiritual point thus far. I am fully content with the accuracy and deep rootedness we have in the Gospel of Christ and the Bible that He read and lived His life by. Thanks for your thoughts and a graceful conversation is more than welcome if anyone feels so compelled.
In Christ I come and in Christ I remain--Steve E.
Bev Selby (1/1/2007)
from Colorado Springs, CO
Great Sermon! AMEN! There is danger in our midst...and most of us have our head in the sand. This movement is coming after our children! I thank GOd for Pastor O'Neal for standing for the truth and exposing the darkness! YOU MUST HEAR THIS..your church could be headed towards the emerging apostosy!
Dave Mitchell (11/30/2006)
Great Sermon! God bless you Pastor Chuck. My heat is broken over the apostasy the emergent church has brought into our Fellowship. I have been a Brethren by conviction not convenience for over 60 years and I would have never believed that our fellowship would be bowing at the altar of Rick Warren and others i the emergent church. What is even more devastating is that there are pastors that know better but have been intinidated to the point they are allowing heresay into the Fellowship. I am glad to know there are others now raising their voices. my son Steve and I have been voicng our opposition for a few years now and hardly anyone has stood with us...We stand with you brother...
Pastor Dave Mitchell
A Concerned Believer (10/16/2006)
Great Sermon! Thank you for preaching on this important subject. Besides hearing about it in this sermon, I've heard about the emergent/missional church from a blog, and most of what it seems to be promoting is liberalism and Marxism - anything but historical, orthodox Christianity. Christians need to be aware of all of the new buzz words that undermine the faith. Thanks again for expounding on this topic.