Friday, November 03, 2006

A Plea to Christian Leaders

from the Lighthouse Trails blog:

"Are Christian leaders responsible for whom they quote, endorse and promote? We believe this is a valid question that deserves an answer to the body of Christ. With publishers like Zondervan, InterVarsity Press, Baker Books and Thomas Nelson releasing one book after the next on contemplative and emerging spiritualities, the church is being put in harm's way with a tidal wave of dangerous and non-biblical teachings that ultimately leads to eastern mysticism and the New Age.

One of three things is taking place here. Either these supporting leaders do not know what contemplative is, or they know but do not think it is worth worrying about, or they know and they adhere to such beliefs. We know for a fact that many of them are well aware of contemplative spirituality, which means they are either indifferent to the controversy or actually see it as a valid spirituality. But isn't it time they came out publicly and stated their views? Isn't it time they either renounce contemplative and stop promoting it through their endorsements and quotes or admit that they have strong sympathies towards it. Isn't it time?"



Blogger Jeff Noble said...

So how would you define contemplative?

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Gigi said...

Since when have religious publishers been discriminate about what they publish? Yesterday at a local Christian bookstore that caters to (of all things) home schoolers, I found shelf after shelf of hardback and audio books that should never fall into the hands of young people nor adults who don't have a strong grounding in conservative theology.

But there they were. Nicely packaged, very appealing, beautifully done.

It's all about $$$$.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Phil Perkins said...

Yes, it is time. But much of the fault is with us in the pews (we buy this pap) and with pastors (they refuse to warn anyone.)

Phil Perkins.

12:41 AM  
Blogger Kennyo said...

WOW Phil, go right for the jugular--you are right, strong words, thanks for your true comments

9:57 AM  
Blogger Phil Perkins said...

I read you at least a couple times a week. Don't change. I appreciate someone that just says the truth. We recently got a pastor like that at our church. What a blessing guys like you are.

You don't have to publish this. Just know that you are not alone.


12:44 AM  
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