EVANGELICALS: EMERGENT AND EROTIC
This quotation is excerpted from the newly updated article, originally entitled "The God of Sex versus Sex God," written by Pastor Larry DeBruyn last September and run on Herescope as a 3-part series.
Significant new thoughts have been added to the original version. Read the new version in its entirety HERE. The new title of the article is "Evangelicals: Emergent and Erotic."
Sadly, this is an issue that is not going away. It is getting worse. As the Emergent/Emerging Church movement is undergoing a head-on collision with the New Age/New Spirituality movement, it is inevitable that we would witness a revival of the ancient pagan rites of sexualized spirituality. (See articles posted here, here and here for background and recent history of evangelical compromises with these heresies.)
"But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renouwn, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was." (Ezekiel 16:15)
Sexualized spirituality is a progression into greater and greater sin, and leads to the next inevitable encounter with the devil: human sacrifice. Read and study Ezekiel 16. Note verses 20-21:
"Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrified unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter, That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?"
And the Lord cries out to those who who have left the simplicity of the Gospel to become engulfed in the cesspool of spiritual adultery:
"And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood." (vs. 22)
And, thus, many have forgotten the Blood of Jesus Christ, shed for our sins:
"Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood." (Acts 20:28)
"In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace." (Ephesians 1:7)
"But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin." (1 John 1:7)