biblical discernment, contemplative spirituality, false gospel, false teachings, Mark Batterson, mysticism, new age, new spirituality, prayer circle, prayer walks, Rick Warren, The Circle Maker, witchcraft
Reposted from Stand Up For The Truth.
We don’t often use the word heretic in our ministry, and it’s even more rare to see the word “witchcraft”on our site. Today we use both in the same headline, and unapologetically do so, with the heart of warning those we care about.
A few days ago we reported on the latest Rick Warren-Driven high tech ministry tool called “RightNow Media,” featuring a whole lot of emergent and otherwise problematic teachings and teachers. Front and center in that troublesome resource is the No. 1-ranked book in that library: The Circle Maker by Pastor Mark Batterson.
We’ve covered this story before, but now that RightNow is launching its wares to seeker churches, many more are reading The Circle Maker together as an entire church body. So I am reposting an excellent piece we shared by the writers at Beginning and End, who do a wonderful job comparing the book and its teachings to Scripture, as we all should do with every hot new fad.
And one more thing before you dive in. Those who are speaking out against this book are not the ones dividing the church; it is those who continually bring this apostate stuff into their churches that are causing division.
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