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Pastor Resigns From David Platt's Southern Baptist Mission Board
Silence (Movie)
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A Time of Departing and New Spirituality Terms - The Emergent Trojan Horse Has Unloaded Its Cargo!
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The future of apologetics and discernment ministries 
by Sandy Simpson 
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I admit that I am very skeptical about the future of discernment and apologetics ministries. I don't see the next generation coming up to replace those who have stood for the truth for so long. Fortunately many apologists have gone to be with the Lord but who will replace them? I don't see replacements coming up who will take the place of those who have been fighting the fight the years. I run a web site where I collect articles and materials from all over the world and present them in a sort of Reader's Digest format so that people can come to one place to get the latest information on heresies in the churches as well as research past ones. What I've seen in the last couple of years is that the production of regular materials is declining to the point where it's becoming difficult to find one article for my site to post every day. Of course I write my own articles but don't have enough time to write an article on a daily basis. I am very concerned because of the tsunami of false ideas from the enemy in the churches. At the same time, unfortunately, I see a lot of younger people who don't even recognize anymore that something is wrong. 

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by Heather Clark
Christian News Network, 1/31/17

A pastor who had served as a trustee of the Southern Baptist Convention's (SBC) International Mission Board, led by "Radical" author and former Alabama pastor David Platt [see the LT articles on Platt below], has resigned out of his concerns over the board's participation in an amicus brief supporting the construction of a New Jersey mosque. Dean Haun, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Morristown, Tennessee, told the Baptist and Reflector this week that he wasn't aware that the Board had joined in the brief until he started receiving email and phone calls from other pastors who were troubled about the matter. The Mission Board, the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty were among 20 groups that had joined the legal filing, including the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, the Sikh Coalition, the Interfaith Coalition on Mosques and many others. The matter centered around the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, which had sought to build a mosque in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, but was denied following community opposition. It sued in March of last year, and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty assembled a coalition of faith groups supportive of the Society's rights for an amicus brief to be filed with the court. 
Silence (Movie)
by Martin Scorsese
Reviewed by Cedric Fisher  

Silence is the latest movie by Martin Scorsese, who also produced The Last Temptation of Christ. I have read several reviews by professing Christians who are recommending it without reservations. Additionally, the Dove Foundation awarded the movie 4 out of 5 doves. Charisma News asks, "Is Martin Scorsese's Silence Prophetic?" CBN also presented a rave review. Christianity Today titled its review, "Scorsese's Silence Asks What It Really Costs to Follow Jesus." Another review in CT is titled, "Silence Review: Hollywood's Gift To The Church That Might Just Save Your Faith." And what is the message of Silence that might save your life? The message of the movie is antithetical to true faith.
The title of Lumindeo's review of the movie is "Silence-A Christian's Contemplative Guide."1 In the "About" section of the Lumindeo website, it is described as "a network created by and for passionate followers of Jesus Christ." If Lumindeo consists of passionate followers of Jesus Christ, why don't they know that Christianity never grew in apostasy, but always in persecution and martyrdom?
Crosswalk likewise implies that it is a Christian-themed film with the statement, "Theologians, look no further: this movie is jam-packed with spiritual themes."2 Spiritual themes, perhaps, but Christian themes? Not by any stretch. Crosswalk reveals a misunderstanding of true Christianity in the following statement.

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Wisdom Online
by Dr. Stephen Davey, 2/2/17  

Excellent verse by verse sermons and other resources.

A Time of Departing and New Spirituality Terms - The Emergent Trojan Horse Has Unloaded Its Cargo! (Audio)
by Chris Lawson, 2/3/17 Spiritual Research Network

Terms, concepts and practices you should be aware of and warned about! For more information please see Ray Yungen's excellent book entitled A Time of Departing. Book description at Lighthouse Trails: "A revealing account of a New Age spirituality that has infiltrated much of the church today. Exposes the subtle strategies to compromise the gospel message with Eastern mystical practices cloaked under evangelical terminology and wrappings. Topics include: Contemplative Prayer, Yoga, Labyrinths, Spiritual Directors, Reiki, Desert Fathers, Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Disciplines, Purpose Driven and the Emerging Church Book description at Amazon: "A revealing account of a New Age spirituality that has infiltrated much of the church today. Exposes the subtle strategies to compromise the gospel message with Eastern mystical practices cloaked under evangelical terminology and wrappings. Topics include: Contemplative Prayer, Yoga, Labyrinths, Spiritual Directors, Reiki, Desert Fathers, Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Disciplines, Purpose Driven, and the Emerging Church. Some questions this book answers ... What exactly is contemplative spirituality and how is it New Age? Who are some of the major proponents of contemplative prayer and how are their teachings entering the church? Is Rick Warren s Purpose Driven paradigm promoting the contemplative prayer movement? What is wrong with Christian yoga? What is the emerging church really all about and why is it spiritually dangerous?"

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