Mere Christianity by C.S Lewis

29 09 2008

Mere Christianity Part 1

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I have always view Mere Christianity one of the most fundamental and prominent Christian literature since the early works of the Church Fathers. I encourage everyone to listen through these 2 videos and to get the book, and keeping it as part of your book list.

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Valuable traits in the troubled times

19 08 2008

As i read through my emails and came to a particular one at the new contemplative mysticism that is invading Christianity with the likes of Rick Warren. My heart grew heavy from such invasion was met with little or sometimes no resistance from the church for reasons that the Church is too ‘weak’ to stand up against such New Age deception. I began to reflect on why this weakness in the Church today. Not that i know the answer, but my conviction stands in the area that the Church has lost its first love and the discerning from the lack of knowledge.

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you from being priest for me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” Hosea 4:6

This verse spoke more conviction that there is a lack of CS Lewis, G.K Chesterton, Spurgeon, Wilberforce, Jonathan Edwards in today’s Church, and we have more and more Rick Warrens, preaching on Contemplative Mysticism, to enslave the church into harlotry – a biblical connotation of a prevailing mindset and inclination of worldly spiritual immortality, thinking that we can find the god within us, through good works as a key to justification within ourselves. What a lie!

We are justified by faith! And from that position of justification, we are spurred on to good works, not the other way right, that thinking we can justify ourselves with Good works and even resort to New Age practices to reach God. There is no way we can reach God, not within our brain, or within our spirit; for we can come into the presence of God first by HIS grace and mercy, for without Him, we cannot reach God. And only through the person of Jesus, who is the way the truth and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through Him.

Why is the Church not standing up against the tide of Spiritual deception and wickedness? is it because the Church has despised knowledge and hence God has rejected us as priest?