The "Christ Alternative"

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Here we go…RED FLAG alert!

Joanna Quintrell brings the Christ alternative to alternative spirituality seekers.
I had a strong sense of the presence of God," she says, "and a message from him: ‘Take out a piece of paper. I want to tell you something new.’" Quintrell found herself filling up a sheet of paper as though by dictation. "I had never had anything like that happen. I knew it wasn’t coming from me."

Want to find out what is was that this god like presence told her… read it HERE.

 

birthcosmicchrist For those of you who are biblically discerning this article shouldn’t surprise you one little bit, what with the current mysticism within the Church today. But what may surprise you is that this article came from the online magazine “Christianity Today”!

I guess as this move gains more strength it will be “Christianity Today” won’t it. This “Christianity Today” is nothing like the early biblical Church though. My how things change and emerge and reinvent themselves over time. Yet, nothing is new under the sun. Israel fell into idolatry/adultery. Prophecy reminds us that the Apostate Church will go that way too!

They are giving birth to a ‘new christ’.

Roger Oakland’s words of warning come to mind here:

The heart and core of the Christian faith is the gospel of Jesus Christ according to the Scriptures. This foundational belief is under attack by many who are considered to be leaders of the Emerging Church movement that is sweeping the world and “re-inventing” Christianity.

The heart and core of the Christian faith is based upon Jesus Christ’s shed blood at Calvary as the only acceptable substitutionary atonement for mankind’s sins. The Gospel message requires this foundation. The Bible says the wages of sin is death—thus every person alive should receive the penalty of spiritual death because none of us is without sin, since we are born with our sin nature intact. Satan hates the Gospel message. He understands what the Gospel means, and his agenda is to deceive mankind from understanding and believing so they can suffer eternally with him.

Rev 18:4  Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;

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2 thoughts on “The "Christ Alternative"

  1. I wish the article would have talked more about how they witness then just how welcoming it is to people. It would be nice to see what their techniques are to see if they are biblical or not.

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  2. Quintrell’s church embraced her ministry vision, retooling her position to director of spiritual formation. She launched a program called the Journey Center, as per what she felt were her instructions. The center offered classes in contemplative prayer, spiritual direction, and spiritual formation. It also engaged in outreach.
    […]A stronger bridge came in human form. While researching popular alternative spiritual directors, Quintrell contacted one named Ruah Bull, who sent a brochure about her practice. She offered techniques in chakra balancing and past-life regression.

    Quintrell was repelled. Bull left another message, explaining that much of her work was with people wounded in church settings who had left the faith. Her words described precisely the people Quintrell had been called to reach. She made an appointment to meet Bull at a local coffee shop.

    […]Bull’s included radical feminism, goddess worship, Buddhist meditation, and Native American spiritual practices. As she explained to Quintrell, Jesus kept showing up unbidden. He had appeared in a group exercise in guided meditation. When Bull visualized a door, turned the handle, and stepped into the room where she was supposed to meet her higher self, Jesus was there.

    As it turns out Bull who said that Jesus shows up when people practice Eastern Religions…Bull’s included radical feminism, goddess worship, Buddhist meditation, and Native American spiritual practices. As she explained to Quintrell, Jesus kept showing up unbidden. He had appeared in a group exercise in guided meditation. When Bull visualized a door, turned the handle, and stepped into the room where she was supposed to meet her higher self, Jesus was there. she now considers herself to be a Contemplative Catholic!

    If you read about the Journey Center that they set up you will find that it is all about Contemplative Christianity:

    http://www.journeycenter.org/happenings.php

    This is dangerous ground as it combines eastern mystic spiritualism and known occult practices with Christianity. This is Gnosticism which the early Church disassociated with.

    Contemplative spirituality is an extremely dangerous practice for any person who desires to live a biblical, God-centered life. It is most commonly associated with the emerging church movement, which is riddled with false teachings. It is also used by many different groups that have little, if any, connection with Christianity.

    In practice, contemplative spirituality is primarily centered on meditation, although not meditation with a biblical perspective. Passages such as Joshua 1:8 actually exhort us to meditate: “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Notice what the focus of meditation should be—the Word of God.

    To read more see:

    http://www.gotquestions.org/contemplative-spirituality.html

    If you look further into the site Journey to the Center you will find that their teaching reflects what the Desert Fathers did. They searched for a subjective experience of God. Yet, clearly the Word of God is our measuring tool.

    In this link:

    http://morebooksandthings.blogspot.com/2010/01/some-things-about-looking-within.html

    You will find some interesting thing written about looking inward!

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