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The Emergent Church- Undefining Christianity

by Bob DeWaay

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A lot has been revealed about the Emergent Church's theology in the last year since DeWaay's book was released, but DeWaay seems to have been at least a year ahead of most others on this topic. McLaren's new book has only gone to support DeWaay's conclusions, and reemphasizes how much this movement needs to the Gospel.

DeWaay tackles the theology of the Emergents persuasively and directly, not out of scorn or ridicule, but to call their leaders and followers to repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The whole book, while thoughtfully written and extensively researched, is above all a call for those caught up in the movement to Christ -- the real Christ -- and to life.

The Emergent movement is a tempting movement, one that was luring me for some time. But it does not preach the Gospel, and so those of us who have seen what it is and rejected it do pray for wisdom and humility for those involved, that God will bring about a submission to the truth in them. DeWaay's work will continue to be used by the Spirit to that end. ( )
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The Emergent Church. Its very name implies innovative understandings of Orthodox Christianity. But what exactly does it stand for? What exactly does it teach? In The Emergent Church Undefining Christianity Bob DeWaay exposes the core belief that unifies the Emergent Church its eschatology. He demonstrates that in their system every other Christian concept is open to discussion and contradiction, yet their definition of eschatology remains constant and fixed; it is their sole unifying foundation. Without their eschatology there is no Emergent Church. Many have attempted to understand the movement, but have met with frustration when they encounter undefined language and contradictory beliefs that are inconsistent within the text and between authors. Indeed, the Emergent Church and its leaders intentionally avoid definitions or defined statements of faith that can be understood and discerned and welcome definitions that are felt or experienced. It is no wonder that frustration results. Once these facts are understood it becomes obvious that Emergent is not new at all; it is age-old heresy repackaged in postmodern subjectivity whose purpose is the further seduction of the naïve and of those who refuse to love and obey the truth.

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