Apprising Ministries continues to expose the sad syncretism going on in the apostatizing evangelical community. If you have ears that hear then you’ll know that the root of this goes back to the ill-fated decision to embrace the neoliberal cult operating within the Emerging Church aka the Emergent Church.
This simply cannot be stressed enough; the EC was a spiritual Trojan Horse that the mainstream of Christendom brought inside its own walls. Through using EC teachings on “alternative” services and youth ministries Satan unloaded his antibiblical Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism a la Richard Foster and Dallas Willard.
Now with postmodernism deeply embedded within evangelicalism, and combined with this so-called Spiritual Formation, things have grown so bad over the past twelves years or so that people no longer decide doctrine by what God has said inHis Word; rather, we have see the rise of theology by feelings.
Here’s an example of how discernment has dwindled to the point where doctrinal lines are blurring at warp speed. Apprising Ministries brought Word Faith prosperity reacher Robert Morris to your attention in February of this year in Robert Morris Teams Up With Hybels, Noble and Word Faith Preacher Tim Ross.
Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church perhaps may be best known for his Blessed Life sermon series and accompanying book. His message from this series is quite popular among attractional, seeker-driven pastors. Why? Because the core of this message is that one must tithe to one’s church in order for God to be able to bless him.
Of course, mega church pastors thrive on this type of message, which is largely driven from a misuse of Malachi 3:10. Morris has preached at such venues as Saddleback Church, and has taken his Blessed Life series to Perry Noble’s Newspring Church as well. Indeed, his influence can be seen among many of our favorite mega church pastors. (source)
In days to come, I’ll more fully document Morris’ increasing influence within Seeker Driven circles. However, you should know that just this past Sunday Robert Morris held court at the megachurch of prophet-leader Steven Furtick,1 a two-time Elephant Room vet. His mentor Perry Noble filled in at Morris’ Gateway Church (GC)2.
The exclusive AM video clip below is from something Robert Morris called the First Under God Conference at his GC at the beginning of this year:
Although Mormon Glenn Beck isn’t listed as a speaker, you’ll see below that he is featured at the beginning of the January 4. 2012 conference wrap-up video message by Robert Morris:
At the time of this writing, the latest tweet over at Robert Morris’ The Blessed Life twitter account is actually a quote from that book:
Leaving aside that the quote is as valuable as a rancid piece of baloney, as someone once caught up in the deceptions of WF, I can tell you Morris’s reference to praying “in the spirit” is WF-speak for their unbiblical view concerning what such as these refer to as “praying in tongues.” In WF mythology it is to be “filled with the Spirit.”
Avoiding any rabbit trails, the point I’m brining out is this: In WF fables, if one does not speak in tongues, then they are supposedly not filled with the Spirit and are second-tier Christians who’re not as enlightened as the superior Christians allegedly with that gift; for some in WF these are not even considered believers at all.
It’s actually a form of gnosticism; no way around it, period. This is important for you to keep in mind as I get ready to close this out, for now. Robert Morris is supposedly one of the deeply discerning “Spirit-filled” top-tier Christians who are able to pray in the Spirit, i.e. in tongues, and also receive direct revelations from God.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at an example of Morris’ supposed enlightenment. In this clip I give you the ending of Glenn Beck’s short message. You’re about to see that Word Faith pastor Robert Morris will tell us he’s “glad” that Glenn Beck is “a believer,” even though Beck’s a devout Mormon:
Apparently Morris’ church is just as spiritually obtuse as their pastor seems to be giving this practicing Mormon a standing ovation. I also want you to notice the praise Morris lavishes upon James Robison, who is another who believes that that Glenn Beck is a Christian brother despite Beck’s continued devotion to the Mormon Church:
No, just because someone says they love a Jesus, it doesn’t automatically make them a Christian. There’s plenty of Jesuses running around the landscape as you’ll see in Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up? In spite of all of this, James Robison has become even more adamant that Glenn Beck knows Jesus.
Sadly the fact is, supposed “in the gno” Word faith pastor Robert Morris’s discernment is so skewed, so does he.
- UNDER GOD INDIVISIBLE AND JOINED WITH APOSTATES
- JAMES ROBISON AND RICK WARREN WORKING TO REVERSE THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION
- STEVEN FURTICK THANKS WORD FAITH HERETIC JOEL OSTEEN FOR INSPIRATION
- http://www.elevationchurch.org/sermons/banneryears/part3, accessed 11/23/12. ↩
- http://gatewaypeople.com/sermons/148606, accessed 11/23/12. ↩