Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Emergent Monday: Watching A Man Of God Fall From Grace

The Emergent Church, and the Charismatic Movement has a primary goal in mind and they don't speak it out loud except in the most flowery, deceptive terms. A smattering of discernment and knowledge of the word of God would rob the emergent church of their goats and protect the sheep from the heretical views of these false teachers. However not enough people bother to read God's word any more and wouldn't know a commandment from a cup of coffee. 

Sometimes it's hard to understand what the bible is saying and we put our trust in a man that preaches the word of God in an honest manner, unpolluted by personal agenda and worldly goals. Watching a man who can teach the bible, who can preach the Gospel, who has shown a devotion to the doctrine of salvation, team up with false teachers like Rick Warren and Mark Driscoll is heartbreaking. Why Greg Laurie, why? 

This autumn Greg Laurie is hosting a nation wide event called Harvest America, an event whose intent "is to impact a nation desperately in need of hope." Along with "top Christian artists" (I'm assuming he means musical artists, however watching Christian sculptors may be more interesting and more Godly than listening to some of the "Top" Christian musical artists out there) Greg is planning to preach a "Clear Gospel Message". Harvest America is going to be brought to paying churches and living rooms via live streaming over the internet, but I will not be there. 

A few weeks before Harvest America, Greg Laurie is going to speak at a conference called the 2013 Resurgence Conference. Also appearing at Resurgence are Lecrae, Nick Vujicic, Miles McPherson, James Macdonald, Craig Groeschel, Mark Driscoll, and Rick Warren. To this group only 1 Corinthians 15:33 comes to mind.

Many people listen to Lacrae's Christian rap but he dabbles in some weird stuff; Lectio Divina. The Roman catholic church came up with Lectio Divinia a long time ago when they found out that they couldn't stop people from reading the bible so they chose to corrupt the experience and turn it into mystical 'contemplative prayer'. It has nothing to do with actually reading the word of God but to empty your brain and allow an outside force to influence you. Some people call this contemplative prayer, others call this 'opening yourself to demonic influence'

Miles McPherson is an interesting fellow, he's an old pal of Rick Warren and megapastor of mega-goatpen Rock Church in San Diego. Rather than preaching the gospel, Miles keeps his goats entertained by interviewing unrepentant porn actors. It's one thing to interview a former porn star who has repented and turned his/her life over to Jesus and has been saved like Shelly Luben or Daniel Williams, but Ron Jeremy is still sinning and is proud of the fact.

 James Macdonald, the Johnny Appleseed of the emergent church, publicly defends and approves of heretic and false teacher T.D. Jakes and invites said heretic to formerly serious Christian forums.

Craig Groeschel is the inventor of the term Christian Atheist, and has written a book that claims it's ok to ignore scripture, doubt the existance God, and still call yourself a Christian. His line in his book describes the emergent church to a tee:  “God created me in my image. I returned the favor and created Him in mine”

Mark Driscoll, of Mars Hill Church loudly gushes that Song of Songs 6:13 is his favorite part of the bible. "It’s awesome. It’s awesome. … Now, what do you think the dance of mah haneim is? It’s an ancient strip tease. Stripping is biblical!" He places biblical stripping above the death and resurrection of Jesus. “This is my favorite chapter in the whole Bible!” Driscoll exclaimed during the same 2007 sermon. “I believe in the resurrection of Jesus. It’s great too. But this is an amazing chapter of the Bible!" 

And of course Rick Warren who has denied the fact that God is going to build his kingdom on earth and has told his goats not to read bible prophesy.

Is Greg Laurie going to denounce the heresy of his co-speakers? Probably he won't, but it hurts my heat to know that. Why Greg, why?

Proverbs 13:20


  1. Thanks for the heads up. Didn't know much about this event. I'm like you and am asking the same thing, "Why Greg, why?

  2. That bit about Driscoll and Bell is wrong. Those are two totally different Mers Hill churches.

  3. Nick's been seduced by Rick Warren and is part of another false teacher; the foursquare church - I saw him many years ago .. it was like a motivational speaker rather than a testimony. Nick was on Oprah just like TD Jakes was too!

  4. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
    Proverbs 13:20