Jesus’ teachings in Matthew 24 (Luke 17) “thoroughly inverts some popular understandings of the end times,” the popular “left behind” concept of the Rapture.
“Be Still” is a video that promotes contemplative prayer, a form meditation rooted in Eastern mysticism, wherein a person slows down and silences oneself in the midst of a busy and noisy culture to not only talk to God but listen to him as well.
the pagan Gnostic impulse of evangelicalismâ€””a quest for secret knowledge apart from the text of Scripture (gnosis), a disparaging of matter, including an aversion to things physical and intellectual”â€”finds an effective beachhead in many evangelicals today through this tripartite view.
Many people are now “their own theologian-in-residence,” and embrace an “unpredictable and contradictory body of beliefs,” mixing eclectic and syncretistic Christian and non-Christian views. Feelings and emotions are now king, while preaching and Bible study are disliked, resulting in even more Biblical illiteracy.