It's posted here in the AOC/Beast section: http://fulfilledprophecy.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=38024
. It's hard to decide where to post things, as the apostasy in the church is part of the end time religious system.
I have been waiting for this to come out in the open! I agree with you, this is huge! I studied it until 1:30 a.m. when it came out.
I love Ingrid at Slice. She tells it like it is. The foundation has been set in place for this false church, and Rick Warren is the Pied Piper. That reminds me of a picture of Rick Warren as a Pied Piper, leading the sheep astray, that can be seen at http://www.inplainsite.org/html/rick_wa ... w_age.html
As Ingrid points out, spiritual formation is the vehicle that unites the false church with the New Age Movement. In an article at Lighthouse Trails called Emerging Spirituality: Joining the New Age with Christendom
, we read:
No one group understands emerging spirituality as much as those in the New Age. That's because it is their religion
. So when the evangelical emerging church movement rose to the forefront, New Agers must have found it quite intriguing and most likely rewarding to see their belief system finally take root in Christendom.
In the book, As Above, So Below
, written by Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal
, the authors appropriately name the first chapter "The Emerging Spirituality
." Now some may say, "Oh, they might call it that, but it isn't the same as the Emerging Church ala McLaren, Kimball, Pagitt, etc. That's an entirely different ball game." Well, let's take a look at this chapter in the New Age book. The chapter, "The Emerging Spirituality" starts off with a story about Jesus and Moses. That would certainly throw a few people--only Christians talk about Jesus, right? The book then quotes New Ager Joan Borysenko who explains the significance of the story they relate:
Like the Jesus of this story, ... many of us lose touch with our own indwelling Divine nature-the unlimited creative potential
of love the real Jesus assured us could literally move mountains.
The book goes on to say that the problem with most people is they have forgotten who they really are
, don't know their purpose or reason for existing and just need to reach higher to grasp their utmost potential. It sounds just like some of our most popular evangelical leaders. And like many emerging church leaders, the book says we need to get away from "automatized programs" and have a wake up call
. The book tells us that this "wake up call" comes in the form of the metaphysical (mysticism), the "esoteric core of all the world's spiritual traditions." This mirrors what Rick Warren (who promotes the emerging church and its spirituality) said in his book, the Purpose Driven Church, where he praised the "Spiritual Formation" movement which he sees as God's way of bringing "believers to full maturity
." Warren said that the movement had a "valid message for the church" and gave "the body of Christ a wake-up call
" (pp. 126-127). The problem is that the Spiritual Formation movement draws on the same mystical techniques as found in the New Age movement, (eg., mantras breath prayers). In Warren's book, he touts Richard Foster and Dallas Willard as icons of the Spiritual Formation movement.
When Warren said maturity, it implies that the church has been immature because of it's lack of mystical deficiency. At other times Rick Warren has stated that his "new reformation," an idea that New Agers share, would incorporate those from different religious traditions.
Warren may use the name of Jesus often, but the overall concept implies that faith in Jesus is not really necessary to bring peace into the world, and this is exactly the thing that the New Age teaches.”