Category: Tony Campolo

MYSTICISM—PART 4 »

The following by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, is republished at Apprising Ministries with permission:    Mysticism’s Inroads    Most evangelical Christians probably would not recognize themselves in the previous discussion of mysticism (as found in our last three papers), but there are subtle influences at work drawing believers in this direction even without […]

MYSTICISM—PART 3 »

The following by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, is republished at Apprising Ministries with permission:  Contemplative Prayer, the Heart of Mysticism  The heart and soul of mysticism, any type of mysticism, Christian or otherwise, is the art of meditation or contemplation. Georgia Harkness informs us that “among the church fathers, ‘contemplation’ was […]

MYSTICISM—PART 2 »

The following by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, is republished at Apprising Ministries with permission: Modern Christian Mysticism Medieval mysticism has managed to survive within small pockets of Roman Catholicism for centuries but has gone largely unnoticed by evangelicals. It is true that a few groups, such as the Quakers, have always […]

MYSTICISM—PART 1 »

The following by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, is republished at Apprising Ministries with permission: Mysticism, a Way of the Past, the Wave of the Future I am often asked what I see as the next important challenge facing evangelical Christianity. Such questions are asked in the wake of major movements that […]

INTRODUCTION TO MYSTICISM »

Apprising Ministries is a online apologetics and discernment labor in the Lord and part of my commission as pastor-teacher is to help make you aware of trends within the church visible. I wish I had better news but as I survey the horizon I see a tsunami of apostasy on the way; in large part […]

CHARLES SPURGEON: THOSE WHO BURY THE GOSPEL WITH TRASH »

The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from The Spurgeon Archive. The following excerpt is from “Under Constraint,” a sermon preached Sunday morning 28 April 1878 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London: I have not much patience with a certain class of Christians nowadays who will hear anybody preach so long as they […]

JESUS DEFINES MARRIAGE FOR RED LETTER CHRISTIANS »

…he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. (James 1:8) Jesus In The Red Letters Of Scripture Tony Campolo, a leading spokeman for the egregiously ecumenical Emerging Church aka Emergent Church de-formation of the Christian faith—now morphing into Emergence Christianity (EC), tells us below that his friends Brian McLaren and Richard Rohr were actually among those who started something known as Red Letter Christians, which […]

THE GREATEST EXPERT ON THE SCRIPTURES AND HIS VIEW OF THE BIBLE »

It’s important you understand that mainstream evangelicalism continues moving further away from the certainty of Sola Scriptura in favor of highly subjective Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM). As you’ll see in Disciplines To Deception In Southern Baptist Convention entire state SBC conventions e.g. North Carolina are openly using teachings from Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster. Under under Discipleship Resources of the State Board of […]

HERESCOPE: THE EMERGING CHURCH—CIRCA 1970 »

 Apprising Ministries has long been covering something known as Emerging Church aka Emergent Church, now morphing into Emergence Christianity (EC). Those familiar with AM pieces like Emergent Church: A Diseased Tree and A Conversation About The Emerging Church With Mike Clawson And Ken Silva know my view that this EC, as we now know it, essentially begins circa 1997. I’ve […]

MYSTICISM MELDS MUSLIM MYSTICS TO TONY CAMPOLO AND EMERGENCE CHRISTIANITY »

DOWN WITH SOLA SCRIPTURA!     All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him. (Matthew 11:27, ESV)  The Christian Is An Ambassador of Jesus Christ […]

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