The purpose of this page is to summarize a few of the major problems in the Church of the Nazarene and give example articles you can read. For those Christians who are just finding out about our concerns, this will be a good place to get up to speed with what is going on. You can also search on the blog site at the right hand side by category.
These false teachings have been creeping into the church for quite a few years now. The emergent church influence is strong both in the churches and the universities.
Contemplative Spirituality (aka, Spiritual Formation, aka Mysticism)
Lighthouse Trails Research, an outstanding discernment ministry, defines it well:
A belief system that uses ancient mystical practices to induce altered states of consciousness (the silence) and is rooted in mysticism and the occult but is often wrapped in Christian terminology. The premise of contemplative spirituality is pantheistic (God is all) and panentheistic (God is in all).
The Nazarene church and the universities are all allowing these contemplative mystical practices into the church, in the form of lectio divina, prayer labyrinths, books by Richard Foster, Henri Nouwen, and many other contemplatives, practicing the silence, prayer ropes, retreats to Roman Catholic monasteries..
Roman Catholic Influences
Promotion of “Theistic” Evolution in Place of Biblical Account of Creation
The group Nazarenes Exploring Evolution, led by such prominent leaders as Tom Oord, professor of theology at Northwest Nazarene University, Dan Boone, President of Trevecca Nazarene University, and Scott Daniels, senior pastor at Pasadena First Church, has been pushing the ungodly theory of evolution since it was founded last year. However, many of these men have been promoting for years before this group was organized. They are simply stepping up the pace to indoctrinate us with unholy teachings.
Nazarene Leaders Who Are Promoting Unbiblical Ideas
*These men are just a few examples. There are many district superintendents who have bought into the emergent church ideology completely. Nazarene Theological Seminary is graduating many pastors who have been indoctrinated with false teachings.
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