The Emergent Conversation Is A Tool Of Deception

by Mike Ratliff

While Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him, so he went in and reclined at table. The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner. And the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. You fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside also? But give as alms those things that are within, and behold, everything is clean for you. “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces. Woe to you! For you are like unmarked graves, and people walk over them without knowing it.” (Luke 11:37-44 ESV)

The emergent conversation is nothing more than postmodern relativism corrupting the Church. Even those who claim outright that they are not “emergent,” but who reject the clear and direct teachings of the Gospel and sound doctrine from the Bible, have been corrupted by the inherit postmodern spiritual bankruptcy that has invaded seemingly every part of the visible Church. Dialogue has as its main intent the finding of “common ground” in order to peacefully coexist with those of different mindsets, viewpoints, religion, or “types” of profession of faith, et cetera. This finding of “common ground” is nothing more than compromise. This “conversation” is not the same thing as debate, which, if properly done, preserves and proves points of fact rather than seeking to compromise. We are often dismayed when we witness a Christian leader compromise who, in the past, has appeared to have a solid background of orthodoxy and stood firmly on the right foundation which is the Word of God, its doctrines, all built on and around and through the chief cornerstone, who is Christ. Why has this happened?  Continue reading