Saturday, January 20, 2007

Nothing but a Dreamer

Have you been wondering just what the emerging church really wants? Well just listen to Dave Parker host of "The Living Room" as he shares his dream for the emerging-church gathering that he calls GOD'S DREAM. This will give you an exact overview of probably what the newest church in your community will be all about. Be sure to listen for the subtle attack on the authority of scripture and the man-centeredness of his dream, he starts out by saying it's his dream but then goes on to blame God for it by calling it God's Dream, he wants a "community of church people who gather to be un-churched" or better yet he wants them to question what they believe to even be true, but he still wants to hold the Bible in high esteem. Be sure and see how he questions the authority of the Bible by saying "The explanation of the truth, or God's Word, the Bible didn't hinge on any one person's the buck stops here preaching, but rather on creative teaching and the community's collective responses and thoughts on the matter where people are free to think, to think of questions and to question the answers." Dave that is no way to hold the Bible in high esteem, the truth is not hinged on collective responses by the community, but rather the truth was nailed to the Cross and the preaching of the Cross brings about the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. Why do you want to question that? Also notice that Dave wants homosexuals to find commonality at the foot of the Cross, surely Dave wouldn't call this vision of his God's Dream if he had ever read in the scripture, 1 Corinthians 6:9 NASB "do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,", or maybe he just doesn't care if his dream lines up with scripture. Does Dave really want people to think that God's Dream differs from his Word?

Jude 1:8 Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties. NASB

Deuteronomy 13:1-5 If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, 'Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,' you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you to find out if you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall follow the LORD your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him. But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has counseled rebellion against the LORD your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, to seduce you from the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk So you shall purge the evil from among you. NASB

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