Many today in the evangelical church speak as if they are daily receiving personal revelations from God much like the prophets of old. God speaking not through his word, but rather directly to them. Thus establishing the individual as the source of truth whereby all others are rendered defenseless to counter any false prophecies, wild speculations or personal deceptions. For if God is speaking to them, who will dare speak a word against them?
Of course this is not limited to the evangelicals as it is found in many churches where it is all too common in Charismatic circles. Here it seems every preacher out there has a word for someone. And as the teacher preaches so follow the pupils.
And it goes beyond just personal revelations as some on this path will journey deeper where they will enter the realms of mysticism and seek even deeper contact with God. A trend we see flooding the church today being welcomed in by many big names in Christiandom, especially those in the Emerging/Emergent Church movement. The video below speaks to this which I hope many will watch and forward to those caught up in this movement. – bro Michael
p.s. Click here to find a series of articles at Apprising Ministries that delve deeply into mysticism.
Introduction to video from Berean Beacon:
Professional deception and clever fraudulence are running rampant in mystical claims to experience God. Thus, the signature of Satan is seen in St. John of the Cross, Ignatius Loyola, Madame Guyon, Carl Jung, Richard Foster, and in such as Mother Teresa, Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, Leonard Sweet, Phyllis Tickle, and other deceivers of the Emerging Church movement who transmit this plague. In this illustrated DVD, Richard Bennett and James Sundquist expose the deceitful shams that prevail at the present time. They also explain the scriptural method of biblical meditation and genuinely experiencing God.