Humanism is the ungodly power behind every evil thing that influences all aspects of our lives. Acting like little gods with the notion of “Let us make a name for ourselves” and choosing who and how we want to worship has been man’s struggle since the Garden of Eden. From the tower of Babel to present day worship, Rev. John Jones addresses the practicing of paganism in high places and their governing powers in our Church culture. Yoga, the kundalini spirit, witchcraft, spiritual mysticism and the use of labyrinths have been accepted in many so-called churches today creating a high-mindedness of self worship while opening gates to the demonic world. The first-generation of Israelites did not enter the promise land because they held the worship of Egypt (wordliness) in their hearts, having a “different spirit” which God had forbidden. There’s nothing new under the sun, dabbling with such practices have been and still are, the downfall of every Nation. How do we remove Humanism, which is presently a “high place” that governs our Church culture and very lives? Rev. John Jones offers a wealth of knowledge on the subject and sound biblical advice.
You shall not make a post idol of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make you. Neither shall you set up any image; which the LORD your God hates. Deuteronomy 16:21-22 KJV 2000
Matthew Henry’s Commentary:
Care is taken to prevent following the idolatrous customs of the heathen. Nothing belies God more, or tends more to corrupt the minds of men, than representing and worshipping, by an image, that God, who is an almighty and eternal Spirit, present every where. Alas! even in gospel days, and under a better dispensation, established upon better promises, there is a tendency to set up idols, under one form or another, in the human heart.
Well, why not? Churches are already setting up the symbol of Nimrod’s phallus, the X Mass tree, right up there next to the pulpit where God’s Word is preached! And the church sees nothing wrong with Easter eggs (symbols of fertility) and sunrise services!
From the article:
About a decade ago, I became aware of the new wave of false teaching entering the church. One aspect of that teaching hinted that our experience with Jesus was (should be?) sexual. (Christians who use a mantra, as in contemplative prayer, and go into an altered state of consciousness sometimes have erotic experiences, which they mistakenly believe to be “union” with God/Jesus.) There was new interest in/promotion of the “bridal mysticism” of medieval nuns like Teresa of Avila: “Body and spirit are in the throes of a sweet, happy pain . . . and a spell of strangulation . . . swoon-like weakness . . .” There were quotes in Christian books, like Tony Campolo saying, “There is nothing wrong . . . with eroticism in worship.”
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