Scofield Reference Bible & Cyrus I Scofield
06-24-2009, 11:09 AM (This post was last modified: 06-24-2009 12:58 PM by sheep wrecked.)
RE: What Resources are there to help study the Bible?
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This does not surprise me about DTS. The Romish Church has been infiltrating Protestantism for decades and especially the Seminaries.
Go to this link to read on the Emergent Church and Catholic Mysticism.
Featured Articles are:
The Hazards unfolded by Emerging Church leaders
The Emerging Church and Catholic Mysticism
Catholic and Emergent Mysticism Infused into Society
Apprentice Walking the Way of Christ
Another Road to Rome
Alan Jones Reimagining Christianity The Way Back To Rome
Also, read from this page.
http://apprising dot org/?s=berean+beacon&submit=go
[mod note: I changed the links in this post - you will have to copy and paste and put in the dot to use, as newbies are not allowed to post hot links ]
“INWARD JOURNEY” ESPOUSED BY RICHARD FOSTER IS A FORM OF DIVINATION
ttp://apprising dot org/2009/06/inward-journey-espoused-by-richard-foster-is-a-form-of-divination/
That's all for now. You are going to have to take some time and read these if you are interested in finding out what is behind this movement which is drawing many Believers into error. Brennan Manning, Rick Warren and the rest of your list is fairly representative, other key figures in the Emergent Church, Contemplative and Christian Mysticism movements are
mentioned. Some Roman Catholic priests are key figures in the Emergent Church movement. Also, corrupted and false Bible versions have watered down God's Word and made the "modern" versions very ecumenical.
The Ecumenical Movement (Counter Reformation still in action) is an attack on many, many fronts, working through many different organizations and movements. In many cases they are unsuspecting pawns due to the fact that God's Word is not their plumb line. They say it is, and these scholars can tell you what all the extra letters behind their names mean and how good they are at ancient Greek and Hebrew, but that does not impress me when what I see in them and their teachings is a basic denial of God's Word in English. Not impressed or intimidated by "scholars."
Unity at all costs, even the cost of the Truth of God's Word, is not the Unity that Jesus Christ is calling us to. Might as well just throw out the KJV Bible and parrot Rodney King.
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The following quote is from the latest Critcal Issues Commentary article Richard Foster — Celebration Of Deception Evangelical Mysticism by Bob DeWaay, pastor of Twin City Fellowship and highlights another aspect of a growing rebellion within mainstream evangelicalism against Sola Scriptura.
http://apprising dot org/2009/06/inward-journey-espoused-by-richard-foster-is-a-form-of-divination/
Within DeWaay sends a clear Biblical warning concerning this core teaching of Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism from Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster.
Foster’s musings are really rooted in classic mysticism and actually comprise a large part of the faulty foundation of the deformation of the Faith becoming known as Emergence Christianity, now being spread throughout the visible church e.g. by Rob Bell and his friend Peter Rollins.
DeWaay is dead-on-target as he says:
Foster’s “journey inward” is unbiblical and dangerous. I will show [in this article] that most of the spiritual disciplines that he calls “means of grace” are no means of grace at all—but a means of putting oneself under spiritual deception.
The Bible nowhere describes an inward journey to explore the realm of the spirit. God chose to reveal the truth about spiritual reality through His ordained, Spirit-inspired, biblical writers. What is spiritual and not revealed by God is of the occult and, therefore, forbidden. We have discussed this in many articles and have produced DVD seminars on the topic. But the concept of sola scriptura is totally lost on mystics such as Richard Foster. They, like the enthusiasts that Calvin and Luther warned against, believe they can gain valid and useful knowledge of spiritual things through direct, personal inspiration. Foster describes the idea of the disciplines that are the topic of his book: “The classical Disciplines of the spiritual life call us to move beyond surface living into the depths. They invite us to explore the inner caverns of the spiritual realm.” 
So Foster has conceptually repudiated sola scriptura on page one to replace it with a journey inward to explore the realm of spirits. Something must have been seriously amiss in evangelicalism already in 1978 to render this book a bestseller! It ought to have been repudiated on the spot. In a footnote to that statement Foster writes, “In one form or another all of the devotional masters have affirmed the necessity of the Disciplines” (Foster: 1). The devotional “masters,” by the way, are mostly Roman Catholics who never were committed to the principle of sola scriptura.
It is not surprising that they looked for spirituality through experimentation. But as an “inner light” Quaker, Foster never was committed to sola scriptura either. Forgetting that the Bible forbids divination, Foster explains what he is after: [W]e must be willing to go down into the recreating silences, into the inner world of contemplation. In their writings, all of the masters of meditation strive to awaken us to the fact that the universe is much larger than we know, that there are vast unexplored inner regions that are just as real as the physical world we know so well. . . . They call us to the adventure, to be pioneers in this frontier of the Spirit. (Foster: 13)
Realizing that his readers would likely take this as an endorsement of Eastern religions, he makes a disclaimer that it is not Transcendental Meditation or something of that ilk: “Eastern meditation is an attempt to empty the mind; Christian meditation is an attempt to empty the mind in order to fill it” (Foster: 15). But what Foster wishes us to fill our minds with are personal revelations from the spirit realm that we naively are to think are the voice of God. This sort of meditation is not meditating on what God has said, but uses a technique to explore the spirit world. In other words, it is divination. (Critical Issues Commentary, May/June 2009, 1)
Jer 12:5 If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
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