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Emergent Mysticism – Part 1

Emergent Mysticism - Part 1

The Vociferous Silent Ones Emergent

Emergent Mysticism: A Biblical Appraisal of the Mosaic Congress held at the Mosaic Church (4 – 5 Sept. 2009) – Part 1

The usual suspects spoke at the Mosaic Congress namely;  Ron Martoia (USA), Stephan Joubert, Johan Geyser, Trevor Hudson, Gavin Sklar-Chik, Gys Du Plessis, Willem Nicol, Rex van Vuuren, Annemarie Paulin-Campell

The new-old magical way to get in touch with God – “be still,” “be quiet,” “shut up,” “shhhhhhh”

shhhh2_thumb Emergent The well-known song “Silence is Golden may have been a hit on the singles UK charts in 1967, but the refrain “Silence is Truth” has hit the Christian Church like a tsunami, carrying with it in it’s destructive wake many unsuspecting Christians.

One of the major contributors to this utterly devastating “silent” storm is the Mosaic Church in Fairland, Johannesburg.

As an introduction to my critique on the Mosaic Congress I would like to draw your attention to certain words and phrases that all the keynote speakers used throughout their presentations. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

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Johan Geyser and The “Mosaïek” Seat of Moses

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Johan Geyser and The “Mosaïek” Seat of Moses

In 1926 a unique stone seat was found near the southern wall of the Chorazin synagogue. Since then it has been called the “Chair of Moses.” The Chair of Moses is a special seat that is used in some synagogues, even today, on certain occasions, usually located near the most important wall, that which faces Jerusalem. (BAR 13:05 (Sep/Oct 1987).

The photo on the left is of a replica of the Chair (or Seat) of Moses. The original is displayed in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Jesus once said:

“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice. (Matthew 23:2-3)

I was pleasantly surprised when I listened to one of Johan Geyser’s most recent sermons on the Mosaïek Church’s podcast page. It formed part of a series on Psalms which he entitled “Psalms as Companion: Psalm 1 – Happiness.” Hadn’t I been familiar with the Mosaic Church’s tomfooleries and dabbling in all kinds of mystical spiritual practices (Centering Prayer, Contemplative Prayer, Listening Prayer, Lectio Divina, Silence, Labyrinths, Retreats, Meditation et al) I would have thought that he truly is a man of God who boldly proclaims the unadulterated Word of God.

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Changing Your DNA for Spiritual Transcendence?

Changing Your DNA for Spiritual Transcendence?

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It is a proven fact that meditation alters brain-waves, it has now come to light that it can alter your DNA as well.

Spirituality: Reprogramming Your DNA For Spiritual Transcendence

By Nick Arrizza, M.D.

[Note by DTW:  Nick Arrizza is Editor of a New Ezine Called “Spirituality And Science” and is not a Christian.]

Your DNA has programmed in it your entire intergenerational family history and this sets definite limits on your emotional temperament, personality characteristics, intelligence, creativity, physical characteristics, prediliction for certain illnesses, behavior patterns, and ultimately the aging process.

All of this has a direct impact on your success, self confidence, health, relationships, and longevity. Until recently it was believed that DNA was immutable to change. There is now increasing evidence that in fact DNA can be directly programmed by the very beliefs we carry in our conscious and unconscious minds. [Emphasis added] » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

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Latter Rain – Has it Poured into Your Church?

Latter Rain - Has it Poured into Your Church?

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What are the tell tale signs to know if your church is following Latter Rain/Manifest Sons of God teaching 

This article will be updated regularly, so please keep checking. 

Here from Latter-Rain.com is an explanation of what Latter Rain teaching is. Sounds very Christian, sounds even biblical, but it is far from it.

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“The Latter Rain is God’s great end-time ministry. The Latter Rain is the Restoration of the Church and the Harvest of souls, the gathering together of His people to be God’s Kingdom on earth. The Latter Rain is the promise given to us in the last days for the outpouring of the Holy Ghost. The Latter Rain blesses each of us with times of refreshing, it is for you and all who love peace to enter into now.

The foundation of the Latter Rain Page is firm in the pursuit of truth, justice and mercy. Deliverance to the captive church from the traditional legalism and quenching of the Spirit is through pointing you to the love of God through Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

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Age of Aquarius – A New Age, A New Dawn

Age of Aquarius - A New Age, A New Dawn

Age of Aquarious - new ageWhat does this mean I am asked – “A New Age”.  Well I went off and found the best explanation I could find, written by a New Age person.

Can you spot the similarities between New Age belief system and the new type of Christianity that has replaced orthodox Christianity?

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NEW AGE – THE AGE OF AQUARIUS  

[DTW notes in green]

I recently had a discussion with an acquaintance regarding traditional religious teachings and dogma vs. New Age thinking. I quickly realized that her opinion was that “new age thinking” would condemn one to eternal damnation. We had an indepth discussion on the subject and I was able to help her see what this system of belief is really about. I now realize how much confusion and misunderstanding there is out there about exactly what the term “new age” means. I am by no stretch of the imagination an authority on the subject of new age; however, I have done considerable study of metaphysics over the past 10-12 years and I would like to share some of my personal truths. I will try to do so in a way that can be easily understood by anyone.   [DTW note:  Word of Faith doctrine is based on Metaphysics, that faith is a force and you can speak things into existence.]
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John MacArthur and Dallas Willard – Two Contemplating Calvinists

John MacArthur and Dallas Willard - Two Contemplating Calvinists

John MacArthur - Dallas WillardLighthouse trails published the below article pointing out that John MacArthur favorably quotes Dallas Willard a Contemplative Spiritualist.  It is important to note that Dallas Willad was a Southern Baptist and his theology was Calvinistic.  He says,

“If you were to get to the bottom of my theology you would find me pretty Calvinistic”  — http://www.dwillard.org/articles/artview.asp?artID=92

So why is John MacArthur quoting Contemplative spirituality so favorably?  Because the roots of Calvinism are ESOTERICAL and founded by the known murderer John Calvin.

Please see following articles:  The Legacy of John Calvin – Part 1 / Part 2

John MacArthur Broadcast Favorably Quotes Dallas Willard – Why This is a Bad Move

This past weekend, Lighthouse Trails received the following letter from one of our readers: » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

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The Subtle Suppression of the True Meaning of the cross of Jesus Christ

The Subtle Suppression of the True Meaning of the cross of Jesus Christ

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A review of the Congress held at the Mosaic Church in Fairlands, Johannesburg (4 –5 September 2009)

Main speakers: Ron Martoia, Stephan Joubert, Johan Geyser, Trevor Hudson, Willem Nicol and Gys du Plessis

During the Break-out sessions the speakers were Willem Nicol, Gavin Sklar-Chik, Rex van Vuuren and Annemarie Paulin-Cambell

Huge wooden crosses draped with beautiful white, red or purple cloths have become one of the most fashionable accouterments in the Emergent Church’s places of worship. Its inescapable visibility on the elevated stages of their churches and congress venues may be an awe-inspiring reminder of Jesus Christ’s cruel sacrificial death more than 2000 years ago but sadly their teachings which is solidly embedded in contemplative spirituality impede and even out rightly shun the true meaning of His cross. At best it has become one of the many objects they use to facilitate and enhance their experiences of an altered state of consciousness during their contemplative or centered prayer binges. Before I venture into an evaluation of all the speakers’ contributions in the light of Scripture  I would like to get down to the nitty-gritty of contemplative spirituality in my following introductory notes.

In the Presence of God?

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Elza Meyer – Hearing God’s Voice the Contemplative Way

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Elza Meyer

Elza Meyer - Hearing Gods Voice - Contemplative SpiritualityElza Meyer is part of the New Apostolic Reformation and is a minister at Moreleta Park Dutch Reformed Church and is big friends with Angus Buchan (Shalom Ministries), Stephan Joubert, Isak Burger, Graham Power (Transformation Africa), Bennie Mostert (Jericho Walls), et el.  Elza Meyer wrote a book called, “Hearing God’s voice”.  It’s a small book, but it’s filled to the brim with unscriptural teachings as Elza Meyer leads people down another path, away from Jesus Christ the Son of God to the Cosmic Christ.  Elza Meyer tries to tell us that hearing from God is such a difficult thing and that most Christians never hear His voice (this is an oxymoron in itself) as I will explain later, but Elza has the remedy on how to hear God’s voice that relies on being silent and listening with your heart which I thought was rather peculiar considering the bible tells us to listen with your ears.  Oh well.  Shall we continue?  I think we should.

“Listen with your Heart and Hear God Whisper” [Chp1]

So we’ve barely hit the book with our noses buried in deep and we come across this heading to chapter 1.  I sit back and laugh, seriously? Since when do we listen with our hearts when it comes to anything?  No, we use our ears for that.  Lets’s see what the bible has to say:

We BELIEVE with our heart, we CONFESS with our mouth,

Romans 10:9-10 “9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

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What is Entering ‘The Presence’ Really all About?

What is Entering 'The Presence' Really all About?

Entering The Presence - What is is Really all about?No man can approach God, no man has seen Him, nor can any man see Him

1 Timothy 6:16 “Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach to; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.”

Contemplative spirituality is an extremely demonic and dangerous practice for any person who desires to live a Christian life.  Contemplative prayer does not involve contemplating while you pray.  Quite the opposite in fact.  Yes, the Bible tells us to pray using our minds (1 Corinthians 14:15), and this is also meant as contemplation. But praying with your mind and the unscriptural practices of Contemplative prayer are two different things.

Contemplative prayer begins with Centering prayer where the person will focus on a word or a phrase and repeats that word over and over for a period of time. The repeating of a word of phrase is also known as a Mantra. The purpose of repeating words is to clear one’s mind of outside negativity so that God’s voice may be more easily heard. After completing the centering prayer, the person is to sit still and wait and listen for direct word from God, and then feel and enter ‘His presence’. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

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The Calvinistic Moral High Ground

The Calvinistic Moral High Ground

Moral High Ground

The Calvinistic Moral High Ground

What do you say to someone who usurps the moral high ground and accuses everyone else of being false, blasphemous, heretic, off the track and guilty of offering strange fire when he himself follows a path that is leadingJohn MacArthur millions to destruction? (Proverbs 14:12). I suppose the appropriate thing would be to quote to him Matthew 7:1. Nevertheless, I doubt whether that would do any good, particularly when you’re a Calvinist who believes that you are one of the chosen few who must defend the sovereignty of God at all costs, albeit a false and distorted view thereof.

In all my dealings and debates with Calvinists on the internet throughout the years, there is one particular thing they stressed with clockwork precision — the absolute sovereignty of God in salvation and in Providence. No Christian in his right mind would ever want to disparage God’s sovereignty. Calvinists know this very well and have forged it into a formidable weapon to make the unsuspected feel guilty when they do not agree with what they teach. “You are defaming the sovereignty of God” is a phrase I heard so many times when I dared to refute Calvinism from the Word of God.  A former Calvinist who escaped their clutches explained her obsessive compulsion to defend the sovereignty of God at the expense of His other equally important attributes, wrote as follows:

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