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Together2016, Ann Voskamp Declare Scripture Insufficient

  1. Pulpit & Pen recently confirmed and reported that the Pope of Rome will be joining Southern Baptist President, along with Hillsong United, Lecrae, and many other professing evangelical Christians in Washington D.C. for an ecumenical fornication-fest. The event, dubbed Together 2016, is estimated to host over 1 million attendees.

Recently, a tweet appeared from Together2016’s official Twitter account that stated the following:

This tweet is a reference to one of Ann Voskamp’s recent blog posts where she writes:

We believe. Because we know. He knows our grief. We know His goodness. And the truth is – we don’t need an explanation from God like we need an experience of God.

One person on Facebook commented,

I genuinely feel sorry for people like her who don’t know the awesome experience of hearing from God through His word. I used to be one of them and I can attest that it’s a frustrating, restless way to live when you chase “experiences” all over the place. Beginning to learn His Word and therefore His will is what has brought me peace and rest.

Voskamp is noted for her bad theology and romanticizing of her relationship to God. In her book, One Thousand Gifts, she wrote of an “experience” she claimed to have with God that shows, at best, a complete lack of understanding of God’s love for his people. Some of the excerpts depict a seemingly sexual relationship with God. She writes:

“I fly to Paris and discover how to make love to God.” (One Thousand Gifts, p 201)

“I run my hand along the beams over my loft bed, wood hewn by a hand several hundred years ago. I can hear Him. He’s calling for a response; He’s calling for oneness. Communion” (One Thousand Gifts, p 211)

“I remember this feeling. The way my apron billowed in the running, the light, the air. The harvest moon. I remember. The yearning. To merge with Beauty Himself. But here…….Now? Really?…….I am not at all certain that I want consummation…….And who wouldn’t cower at the invitation to communion with limitless Holiness Himself?” (One Thousand Gifts, p 211)

And in another blog post she wrote, she said,

And she laughs loud and we’re carried and hey, who needs Ryan Gosling and his “Hey Girl” meme when you’ve got God with His “Hey Beautiful” promise?

Voskamp’s prioritizing of an experiential relationship with God over God’s Word is representative of the over-arching theme of the entire Together 2016 event. Voskamp will be among many other popular Chrislebrities confirmed to be present at the event. Berean Research reports,

This so-called revival is bringing Assemblies of God Supt. George O. Wood and Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd together to link arms in spiritual unity with the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America, Grace Communion International (formerly the ArmstrongismWorldwide Church of God), and a host of familiar Chrislebrities including Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Francis Chan, Lecrae, Nick Hall, Passion, Crowder, Kirk Franklin, Ravi Zacharias, Jeremy Camp, Bob Lenz, Andy Mineo, Michael W. Smith, Lauren Daigle, Christine Caine, Mark Batterson, Matthew West,Jo Saxton, Mike Kelsey, Casting Crowns, John K. Jenkins Sr., Josh McDowell, Laurel Bunker, Luis Palau, Tedashii, Tasha Cobbs, Lacey Sturm, York Moore, Trip Lee, Samuel Rodriguez, Ronnie Floyd, Reid Saunders, Jose Zayas, Jennie Allen, Nabeel Qureshi, Ann Voskamp, KB, Christine D’Clario, Matt Maher, Sammy Wanyonyi, Lindsey Nobles, Amena Brown, and Josh Brewer.

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? – (2 Corinthians 14-16)

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