Saturday, April 28, 2007

Emergent Church: An Emergent Manifesto of Hoping for A New Evangelical Inclusivism

Pastor Ken Silva writes:

Concerning the new book An Emergent Manifesto of Hope Emergent Church Pastor Doug Pagitt, coeditor along with the Emergent anti-theologian Tony Jones, tells us that it, “provides a rare glimpse inside the emerging church.” In his review at Pomomusings Adam Walker Cleveland, a budding “progressive Presbymergent,” and contributor to this Emersion project says of his fellow contributor:

Samir Selmanovic has a great chapter entitled, “The Sweet Problem of Inclusiveness: Finding Our God in the Other.” In his chapter, Samir talks about the idolatry of Christianity and asks some wonderful questions about finding God in the Others we encounter. I don’t know that more conservative folk will be as interested in a chapter that calls for a very strong sense of humility in regard to our claims of truth, but I found it to be a very engaging chapter.

And as Ingrid Schlueter shared with me today when I was her guest on Crosstalk, here is an interesting quote from the Manifesto:
I am a Christian today because of a Hindu meditation master. She taught me some things that Christians had not. She taught me to meditate, to sit in silence and openness in the presence of God…. I believe that all people are children of God. (45)

Nice sentiment, “all people are children of God,” but it is a lie from the pit of Hell. So is this Emergent rebellion against the Word of God with its idiotic inclusive mystic Manifesto. It was written long ago that Emergent people such as these are – holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. (2 Timothy 3:5)

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJuly 10, 2008

    I am not sure if you have read Adam Walker Clevelands blog about his time in Isreal/palestine but his positions give me great reason to wonder about his motives. He participated in a violent demonstration, he defends Hamas and suicide bombings and has some very extreme points on view. What is most disturbing is that the church and others have not seen his positions as reason to question his position in the church. Sad.


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