Section 10A .. The Contemporary Church/
Index To Christian Courses

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‘Christian’ Courses

Concerning one of the new “movements” in the church that was causing a stir among Christians, Leonard Ravenhill very aptly said... “There’s also a stir when the circus comes to town.”

The Fad-Driven Church
The dictionary defines a fad as "a practice or interest followed for a time with exaggerated zeal." This could just as well be a description of congregational life of many Christian churches today. There is a new book, a new program or a new emphasis every year or so. It's all anyone can talk about; it's all the preacher preaches about - for a while. Then, as quickly as it came, it's gone. As eagerly as it was received, it's abandoned and forgotten.

When Religion Goes Wrong
It Goes Terribly, Terribly Wrong



Specific Courses

The Purpose Driven Program
Two books.... the Purpose-Driven Church and The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake Forest, California took the Christian community by storm. But with all the truth they presents come many worldly concepts that run counter to God's Word. Additionally Rick Warren does not seem to be at all particular whom he associated with or what their beliefs happen to be. From his mentor Peter Drucker, to his signing up New Age promoter of Ken Blanchard to help ‘train soldiers for Christ, to his involvement with the John Templeton Foundation’s world-wide Power of Purpose essay. (Several Articles in section)

The Alpha Course
To leave someone believing they are converted and saved when they are not is terrible. Yet, that is what we are risking when we use flawed and deeply deceptive tools such as Alpha.

A Course In Miracles
[In the New Age Section].. The Course uses Christian terminology and its followers believe it to be the revelation of Jesus... But is it?



Also See Section

Doctrines of Demons
Remember the verses in Scripture that speak of The “Falling Away” when some will give “Heed to Deceiving Spirits And Doctrines Of Demons? Well THAT DAY IS ALREADY HERE. We have lost all rights to call ourselves Christians by our wholesale adoption of doctrines and practices DIRECTLY derived from the occult...Tongues, Word of Faith, Labyrinths, Contemplative Prayer, Slain In The Spirit and Santa Claus. which means the man of sin isn’t far behind. May God, in His mercy send us a Nathan to accuse, a Jonah to warn, and an Elijah to threaten before it is too late.


The Contemporary Church