Is it any wonder that people are leaving the churches in droves when this is what is being done in God’s name?:
The congregation then began a series of chants, (20:35) with all congregants chanting in unison while physically turning their bodies to face East. While facing and singing to the East, the members used a series of interpretive motions. Then, everyone turned 90 degrees, and faced South, and repeated the incantations and motions…until they had repeated the process while facing each of the four directions. “You are sacred…and looking at me…I praise you…you are sacred” was the theme of the chanting.
The Priestess of Music then appeared (24:30) in front, and began banging on a drum and singing/chanting...
Read more: https://www.elcatoday.com/note-to-all-elca-bishopsincluding-presiding-bishop-eaton.html
Several years ago, my husband and I began attending a local Evangelical, non-denominational church, and we loved it. We cherished the sense of community we found among the loving and authentic people we met there, and the intelligent, “outside the box” pastor who led our flock with thought-provoking and insightful sermons. Sadly, the church started going off the rails theologically, and after about a year and a half, we made the difficult decision to leave. Today that church is a self-titled “Progressive Christian Community.”
Back then I had never heard of “Progressive Christianity,” and even now it is difficult to pin down what actually qualifies someone as a Progressive Christian, due to the diversity of beliefs that fall under that designation. However, there are signs—certain phrases and ideas—that seem to be consistent in Progressive circles. Here are 5 danger signs to watch for in your church:
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The beginning of true liberty is Jesus Christ. And therefore the first and last target of all subversion is biblical faith. Hence it is that the Church has been the first target of infiltration and subversion; and is the most subverted institution in the United States today.
— Dr. R. J. Rushdoony, Reformed Theology
Robert Traill (Stedfast Adherence to the Profession of our Faith), Works 3:19-20:
It is greatly for the honour of Jesus Christ, that men should knit themselves visibly under his standard and banner. Our Lord Jesus Christ is no such master, that people should be ashamed to wear his livery, and give themselves to him. Again, it is greatly for the advantage of people too. You know there are two great plagues the church of Christ has been distressed by, and it will never be quite free from them; a multitude of hypocrites in a fair day, and a multitude of apostates in a foul day. When summer-weather is, hypocrites increase to a multitude; when a storm comes, they are blown away as chaff by the wind. What is likely to be the only way that can prevent the abounding of these dreadful scandals? If there were strictness in calling for the truth of people’s faith, for the making of them give a true profession of it, if they had it, truly they would be found to adhere to the Lord far more closely in a day of trial.
Source: https://www.puritanboard.com/threads/the-advantages-of-a-visible-profession.91887/, Comment 1
An article that sums up my sentiment with respect to liberal, politically correct churches:
“The story is familiar to anyone who has been paying attention. These churches made the decision to chase the latest social fads in the 70’s and 80’s, hoping to make themselves more appealing to the young. The only thing they did was make themselves less attractive to people interested in being part of a traditional Christian sect. It was not just in the pews, but in the clergy as well. Those feeling the call found that the church in which they were raised was not interested in defending and maintaining the faith.
The result is the clergy slowly radicalized. First came the women and then the feminist women. Soon they invited in the homosexuals and the clergy started looking like the faculty of a liberal arts college. That’s when the pews started to empty out. Why bother going to church, when you can get the same liberal lecture from television? That’s what started the decline in church attendance. Instead of offering a shelter from the storm, they decided to chase an over-served market – radical Progressives.”
Source and read more: http://voxday.blogspot.ca/2017/07/expel-your-sjws.html
Hugh Binning, Works, p. 292:
If we were once enrolled in this blessed fellowship with the Father and the Son, then it follows, as a fruit and result of this, that we should have fellowship one with another. And truly the more unity with God, the more unity among ourselves: for he is the uniting, cementing principle, he is the centre of all Christians; and as lines, the farther they are from the centre, the farther distant they are from one another, so the distance and elongation of souls from God sets them at further distance amongst themselves. The nearer we come every one to Jesus Christ, the nearer we join in affection one to another; and this is imported in that of Christ’s prayer, “That they may be one in us,” John 17:21, 22. No unity but in that one Lord, and no perfect unity but in a perfect union with him. I would exhort to study this more, – to have fellowship one with another, as members of the same body, by sympathy, by mutual helping one another in spiritual and temporal things.