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, October 12, 2015

Emergent Monday: Be The Berean!

11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. 12 Therefore many of them believed, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men. (Acts 17:11-12)
Think about it - the Emergent Church (New Age, Liberal Left, Red Letter, post-evangelical, post-modern) movement could have been stopped dead in its tracks, not a soul lost to their strange doctrine. Well, maybe not but had the members of the churches falling under the spell of this New Age teaching been the Bereans that God calls us to be the emergent church could have been a foot note filed under failed movements and Satan would have had to find another way to drive a wedge between the Bride of Christ and Christ.

Leaders in the emergent church view the Bible and its stories through a lens which they believe finds meaning for their community's social and personal stories rather than finding absolutes regarding salvation and conduct. In other words, they're looking for illustrations which fit their narrative rather than looking for The Truth. 

Had we done the Berean thing, had we studied the scripture, had we questioned these preachers who spread their tainted gospel, had we held up their perversions of the Word of God to the light could we have slowed down or stopped the progress of the falling away that the Emergent Church is part of? Do not be afraid to discuss with your pastor questions you may have with his message. I'm sure Pastor Paratus will agree with me when I say that you may learn something, he may learn something, and he will know that you were listening. As always, do it with love... this is the word of God we are talking about
For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe. (1 Thessalonians 2:13)

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