September 22, 2016

There is troubling evidence that Stanley is trying to change the meaning, definition and purpose of the Church itself.

by Pastor Jannie Viljoen

The “Emerging Church,” by definition of her doctrines and re-defining of Christianity, and her subtle influence and impact she is having in just about every major Christian denomination, marks her as the “great falling away” factor in the end times church.

 by Roger Oakland

Numerous prominent Christian leaders are telling the Christian masses that paying attention to the signs of our times in light of the Bible is a waste of time and that those who believe what Bible prophecy says about the end of the age are negative and self-centered.

by Tim Challies

Brian McLaren has denied the literal nature of hell; he has denied the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ; he has denied Jesus Christ as the only way to the Father; he has affirmed homosexuality as good and pleasing to God. And he continues to think and to write, meaning that his theological development is not yet complete.

by Amy Spreeman
July 12, 2017

On August 10-11, 2017, hundreds of church host sites in North America along with telecast centers in over 100 nations world-wide will tune in to the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, hosted by founder Bill Hybels of Willow Creek church. Please read this article before making a decision to attend the Summit in South Africa.

by Steven Kozar
March 8, 2017

The 'attractional' church model starts with the idea that "normal" church is unattractive and can't bring in new people, so exciting new ideas must be implemented in order to get people in the door.

by Chris Lawson
December 9, 2013

It is no secret these days that Christian bookstore and ministry resource databases are often jam-packed with so - called Christian resources that are actually promoting anything but biblical Christianity. This is the primary reason for these three lists - to help warn and protect you, the reader, and to provide a quick reference guide.

by Warren B Smith
September 5, 2016

Leonard Sweet's mission is to help the church become more culturally relevant in the 21st century. However, as he attempts to walk the narrow line between the Gospel and the world, he frequently walks over that line into the false teachings of the New Age/New Spirituality.

by Editor - Lighthouse Trails
February 25, 2013

Author and speaker Rob Bell is set to release a teen version of his book Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived nationwide next month.  In a promotional video created for Love Wins: For Teens, Bell explains that the book is designed to teach youth that God is the life of the party, rather than the one that spoils everyone’s fun.

by TA McMahon
September 1, 2008

The social gospel is a deadly disease for "people of faith." It reinforces the belief that salvation can be attained by doing good works, putting aside differences for the common good, treating others the way we want to be treated, acting morally, ethically, and sacrificially—and that doing so will endear humans to God. No. These are self-deceptive strivings that spurn God's salvation, deny His perfect standard, and reject His perfect justice.

by Heather Clark
November 7, 2014

ROME – Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Saddleback megachurch leader Rick Warren will team up with Roman Catholic Pontiff Francis later this month for an interfaith Vatican conference on marriage and family. More than 30 speakers are expected to feature from over 20 countries. According to the Catholic News Service, those of the Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jaina Shasana, Taoist and Sikh religions will be present, as well as Roman Catholics and professing Christians.

by McMahon, T.A.

As a former Catholic, it's hard for me to fathom the evangelical church buying into the religious occultism of Roman Catholicism. It makes no sense. Visit any country where that religion is taken seriously. What becomes obvious is a people who are in the bondage of superstition. On the other hand, I shouldn't be surprised. Apostasy is growing rapidly, the religion of the Antichrist is taking shape, and mysticism, whether it's the Catholic variety, the Sufism of Islam, yoga and the gurus of Eastern mysticism, the Shamanism of native religions, or otherwise, is a common yet powerful magnet that draws all religions together.

by Lighthouse Trails Research Project

In light of Rob Bell's attraction to the mystical and his obvious admiration for a New Ager like Ken Wilber, handing teenagers a copy of Velvet Elvis for summer reading could have disastrous effects.

By Amos 3:7
July 9, 2012

In listening to this cassette-tape series, I found it interesting that Leonard Sweet was talking about the birth of a “New Spirituality” with Rick Warren way back in 1995. Since 9/11, “New Spirituality” is the term that most New Age leaders are now using instead of “New Age Spirituality.”

By Lighthouse Trails Editors
November 18th, 2006

Leonard Sweet: He is quoted by Christian authors and leaders frequently. His name appears on many Christian ministry websites, and his books are used in countless Christian seminaries and colleges. Rick Warren endorsed the cover of one of his books (Soul Tsunami) and even did an audio series with him (Tides of Change) in the mid nineties.

By www.plankandnails.hubpages.

There is a false Christianity propagating within the Biblical sphere of the Church body. It is leading many astray and is highly deceptive because it subtly cloaks itself in the Christian faith, but "worships" Jesus Christ with ancient pagan (Babylonian) ideologies. This form of doctrine is one of the main contributors to the apostasy that is going on within the church today.


The Emergent Church movement is a philosophical movement that contradicts Biblical truth, and has corrupted many minds, especially many young people today. Those in the movement believe that there is no absolute certainty when it comes to Biblical truth; therefore, there cannot be any real clarity, or absolutes that can be derived from it. It is a form of “Christianity” that holds to relative truth. It is spirituality that they believe that is “noble” and “humble” in this ideology It is a celebration of ignorance and mystery that downplays truth and the fundamentals of the genuine Christian faith.

by Roger Oakland

We live at a period in church history that is characterized by enthusiasm for methods and means that facilitate church growth. Large churches are commonly equated with successful pastors and successful church growth methods. Whatever it takes to reach that objective, is acceptable, we are told. Church growth has become the measuring stick for successful Christianity.

by Roger Oakland

The emerging church movement has the potential to reshape or redefine Christianity, as many of its leaders claim it will. While some say these changes are comparable to those that took place during the 16th century reformation, the emerging church reformation is actually a reversal of what occurred in the past. Rather than pointing the lost to the Word of God and out of an apostate church, many are being led to dogmas, traditions, and extra-biblical experiences.

by Eric Barger

The so-called postmodern generation, Emergents claim to have explored all of the avenues of what the Church has historically been, only to find that little or none of it satisfied them. The common bond of the Emergents was and still is a general dissatisfaction for Bible-believing Christianity, though nearly all of them claim to be "Evangelicals"!

by battle 4 truth

Some christian leaders look up to Tony Campolo. What’s even more scary is that some christian youth pastors look up to him and consider Campolo to be a mentor of theirs. I get nervous when I realize this.

deur Sarel van der Merwe

Terwyl talle “wagters op die mure” steeds besig is om te waarsku en te stry teen vorige dwaalstrominge, het die mees resente stroom van geestelike misleiding byna ongemerk die Christelike Kerk wêreldwyd  oorspoel. Hierdie uiters subtiele postmoderne “herverwoording” van die Evangelie staan bekend as die Ontluikende Kerk (Emerging Church), en is besig om in ‘n toenemende mate ‘n alles omvattende paradigma verskuiwing in elke faset van die Christendom teweeg te bring.

by Carol Brooks

One has to assume from that the fact that Warren favorably mentions Brian McLaren and his books on his site, that he he has actually read these books, and that he is actually familiar with McLaren’s beliefs.

by Various

“Going to heaven is like going to Philadelphia…. There as many ways….  It doesn’t make any difference how we go there.   We all end up in the same place.” 
Tony Campolo

by Ken Silva

"…and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him." (Romans 8:8-9, NASB)

by John McArthur

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Buddhist, a Hindu or a Muslim—doesn’t matter whether you’re a Christian really; we’re all going to end up in this wonderful, warm and fuzzy relationship with God. That’s just classic universalism. - Doug Pagitt