Emerging Church Deception: A Trojan Horse Unloading Contemplative and Mystical Occult Influences
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Examining the Theology and Dangers of Contemplative Emerging Church Spirituality.

We offer this information in a spirit, not of contention, but of humility and love, which we propose by God's grace to maintain in any future dialogue arising out of what we have posted.

"The Emerging Church Movement is the Trojan Horse within modern Christendom. Contemplative spirituality and its mystical and Eastern occult influences are the cargo that is being downloaded en masse to the undiscerning."    - Chris Lawson

From Lighthouse Trails Research Project

Contemplative Spirituality: A belief system that uses ancient mystical practices to induce altered states of consciousness (the silence) and is rooted in mysticism and the occult but often wrapped in Christian terminology. The premise of contemplative spirituality is pantheistic (God is all) and panentheistic (God is in all). Common terms used for this movement are "spiritual formation," "the silence," "the stillness," "ancient-wisdom," "spiritual disciplines," and many others.

Spiritual Formation: A movement that has provided a platform and a channel through which contemplative prayer is entering the church. Find spiritual formation being used, and in nearly every case you will find contemplative spirituality. In fact, contemplative spirituality is the heartbeat of the spiritual formation movement.  (http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/emergingchurch.htm)

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Various Discernment Resources
Books, DVD’s, Glossary, etc. - Lighthouse Trails Publishing
Books and Authors: Buyer Be-a-ware!
Critical Issues Commentary - Bob DeWaay
Discernment Tool Kit at Deception In The Church

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Emerging Church Discernment Research Archives
Deception In The Church Archive
Kjos Ministries Archive
Let Us Reason Archive
Lighthouse Trails Research Project Archive
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Emerging Church and Contemplative Spirituality

The topics listed below have all been thoroughly researched and each link will take you to the Lighthouse Trails Research Project

Rick Warren and Purpose Driven
The Emerging Church
The Alpha Course and The New Age
The Spiritual Formation Movement
Contemplative Spirituality
Christian Mystics of the Past (By Name)
Eugene Peterson, The Message, Contemplative Prayer
Willow Creek and Contemplative Prayer
Leonard Sweet & Quantum Spirituality
Interspirituality, Contemplative Prayer, Denial of Cross
Youth Specialties: Promoting Mysticism & Interspirituality
LABYRINTHS - Prayer Paths That Promote the Occult
Richard Foster and Renovare
Rick Warren's Global PEACE Plan
Larry Crab and the American Association of Christian Counselors
Misguided Shepherd's and Contemplative Spirituality
North America's Seminaries & Colleges
The New Missiology - Three Things it Promotes
YWAM and the New Missiology - Deception in the Church

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