Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Renew Your Mind

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:2)

Berit Kjos has done the true Body of Christ a great service by compiling an exhaustively researched and no-holds-barred expose on the new evangelicalism which is currently metastsizing like a malignant cancer within the broader professing church. Kjos exposes the poisonous tap root that currently feeds the modern, man-centered, apostate, New Age, re-imagined, post-modern, lukewarm, last days, Laodiciean, ecumenical harlot church.

With only minor variations and adjustments depending upon their particular "customer base" this is the same other gospel, the non-gospel of nothingness which is being preached across the mile-wide, inch-deep professing church by the likes of Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Ken Blanchard, Richard Foster, Tony Jones, Dan Kimball, Doug Pagitt, Erwin McManus, Leonard Sweet, Robert Schuller, Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, Creflo Dollar, Juanita Bynum, Kenneth Copeland, Paula White, Benny Hinn, Jesse Duplantis, Joel Osteen, and Rod Parsley.

From Mysticism & Global Mind Change by Berit Kjos:

Do you wonder why yoga, labyrinths and other meditational practices have suddenly emerged in churches across America? Or why "Christians" now use the old occult formulas (a combination of concentration, meditation, visualization and mental projection) practiced by sorcerers, alchemists and "enlightened" yogis to invoke the presence of "God"?

This East-West synthesis didn't happen by chance. For several decades, influential church leaders have been promoting a "new way of thinking," a more experiential religion, an end to "separatism," and an inclusive oneness that would fulfill their vision of an earthly "Kingdom of God."

The hidden seeds of this unholy transformation began sprouting about five decades ago. In an article titled "The Higher Self Gets Down To Business," Christianity Today credits Willis Harman, a former Stanford Professor and management guru, with the occult revival:

"The esoteric use of ordinary words like self-actualization, intuition, and visualization in the New Business spirituality cannot be appreciated without considering their role in the cosmic scheme of the movement's unofficial father: metaphysical futurist Willis Harman.

"Harman, who died in 1997, founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences and helped start the World Business Academy. Noetic comes from the Greek word for intuitive knowing. Intuition was no mere 'gut feeling' for Harman, but the very means of connecting to the one Universal Mind. Nor was visualization merely a means of clarifying goals, but of altering material reality."

Instead of opposing this spiritual revolution, pastors and leadership gurus have been driving it -- and training others to do the same. Those who resist it are unjustly labeled fearful, divisive and -- worst of all -- fundamentalist! As Rick Warren said, "...Christian fundamentalism, Jewish fundamentalism, secular fundamentalism - they're all motivated by fear. Fear of each other."