Synergize 2016, Where The Global Church Gathers to Save the World. That’s the motto of the next conference of apostasy. The event, sponsored by The Assemblies of God, The International Pentecostal Holiness Church, The Miracle Channel, and others (need I say more?), is a yearly gathering of charismatic, new age mystics and emergent church leaders to rally for an ecumenical partnership in “saving the world” through a seven cultural mountain mandate.
The name of the conference, Synergize, basically means to cooperate. Who or what exactly are they cooperating with? Eachother? With God? To do what? Save the world? Last I checked, my bible said that only God can save, and certainly not a global gathering of false teachers and weak-minded believers who like to partner with them.
Synergism (as opposed to monergism) is a theology that teaches that man is partially responsible for the work of God. Specifically, that man must cooperate with God in order for God to save man. Namely, that faith is produced by the human will in cooperation with the Holy Spirit. It’s a man-centered theology who’s stronghold is in the Roman Catholic church. This theology has been widely rejected by Protestants and reformed Christians as heretical.
One of the leading false teachers at the conference is the new age mystic, author, and preacher, Leonard Sweet. Sweet is known for promoting new age thought and has been an advocate of the Third Way. In his book, Quantum Spirituality, he writes the following,
A surprisingly central feature of all the world’s religions is the language of light in communicating the divine and symbolizing the union of the human with the divine: Muhammed’s light-filled cave, Moses’ burning bush, Paul’s blinding light, Fox’s “inner light,” Krishna’s Lord of Light, Bohme’s light-filled cobbler shop, Plotinus’ fire experiences, Bodhisattvas with the flow of Kundalini’s fire erupting from their fontanelles, and so on.”
Other speakers at the conference include Ron Luce, Leader of Teen Mania, who promotes contemplative prayer and transcendental meditation (<–listen to this garbage he teaches), and teaches dominionist theology. James O. Davis, a world-renowned “apostle,” is also a promoter of the seven mountain mandate and dominionist theology. Also, contemplative spirituality promoter, Beth Jones, who has appeared on Trinity Blasphemy Network (TBN) with Paul Crouch, will be a speaker. And there are many others, including NAR’s Samuel Rodriguez, Frank Damazio, Leon Fontaine, Pentecostal leader, Charles Blake….. and Southern Baptist President, Ronnie Floyd.
Ronnie Floyd just can’t seem to keep his hands out of the fire. The strange fire, that is. Recently we reported that he was a featured speaker at the blasphemous IHOP gathering in Kansas City. Against the desperate cries of many of his Southern Baptist constituents, Floyd decided to cooperate with darkness anyways. At the IHOP event, Floyd stated,
I’m not here tonight to highlight our theological differences, but to bend my knee, next to yours, and to ask God to have mercy on America. I also know that my being here is not an endorsement of your theology or your endorsement of my orthodoxy, I did not get asked to this gathering tonight because the leaders agree with all of my theological convictions. In fact, if we’re totally honest with one another we know that thousands of us who are filling this convention center and thousands more who are streaming live around the world, we’re not in total agreement about a lot of the secondary matters of life, ministry, and even the bible. Yet my being here is a clear indication that these are times when people must come together and pray.
It’s difficult to really understand what’s going on in this man’s head. On the one hand, he seems to realize that there are “theological differences” between orthodox Christianity and these apostates he keeps partnering with. Yet, on the other hand, he doesn’t see the differences significant enough to highlight. Nevermind that these people regularly blaspheme the Holy Spirit, reject salvation by grace alone through faith alone, and reject Scripture as the final authority. What seems to be his driving motivation in religion is the restoration and revival of our culture in America. This has been his central theme since he became the SBC’s president–the Next Great Awakening. He has been regularly prophesying this (through direct revelation from God) since as early as 1990, and yet the thing hasn’t come to pass. And the only people he can find to partner with are those apostates, like Pentecostals, Roman Catholics, and charismatics, outside of his own denomination.
If these are the people he desperately wants to partner with, why doesn’t he just leave the SBC and become a full time minister in the Church of God of Christ or something? Is he so desperately trying to take the SBC down this dark path of apostasy? How long does one have to prophesy something in the name of God that doesn’t come to pass before he gets labeled a false prophet? When will the leaders of the SBC say “enough is enough,” and ask him to repent or resign?
But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?’— when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.
[Contributed by Pulpit & Pen]
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