My name is Mark Jefferies. This blog/ website and the views expressed on it are mine. I represent no particular church, religious group or denomination. I have no interest is drawing away disciples unto myself. I have no interest in making money from this site, nor in starting a church or religious group. My purpose here is to try to protect God’s precious children from deception and exploitation and rescue those who have been taken captive by false teachers and false doctrines. This can be accomplished by the Spirit of God – awakening people and opening their eyes – by pointing them to the Word of God and to Christ Jesus, the risen Savior.
Emergent Watch is dedicated to exposing the errors and the dangers within the “Emerging Church” movement, ecumenism and related issues impacting the church. The emerging/ contemplative infection is spreading rapidly and devouring denominations and independent churches as well. There is a very real danger in the occultic practices of contemplative prayer now being brought into evangelical churches, church schools and bookstores, camouflaged under various guises.
Other dangerous streams of false teachings – stemming from elevating experiential Christianity above God’s Word – And the conversion of churches from biblical teaching and evangelism into “purpose-driven” social justice outreaches – These all appear to now be joining the emergent stream.
Contemplative prayer and similar so-called “spiritual disciplines” have come from ecumenical “inter-faith” exchanges between practitioners of eastern occultic meditative traditions and Catholic mystics. It should not be surprising that it’s practice acclimates the individual towards these spiritual views.
Contemplative prayer is one of the most dangerous practices ever to enter the church. The occultic influence of contemplative “prayer” is devastating the hearts and minds of Christians, causing many to fall away – infusing them with a New Age panenthistic and ecumenical worldview. Meanwhile, Christians are being diverted into joining with the world in various social outreaches – instead of sharing the Gospel, which alone can save souls.
By the grace of God Emergent Watch will continue to expose the lies and sound the alarm. Let us “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them!” – Ephesians 5:10-11
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons…” – 1 Timothy 4:1
“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie!” – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11
“Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober… Test all things and hold fast what is good!” – 1 Thessalonians 5:6&21