By Lois Putnam
Ray Yungen, Lighthouse Trails special author and supporter, died October 16, 2016 much to the sadness of his many Lighthouse Trails friends and readers. And although I never met Ray, his writings and warnings impacted my life many times over!
Here are a few of the things I remember from his book: A Time of Departing.
I remember reading that book, now well-marked, and well-worn, while trying to wrap my mind round all of its new ideas, and new names I was encountering.
I remember beginning to understand the scope of the New Age, and the Emergent Church and how it had impacted so many churches and denominations. I began to be able to use this new found information to “red flag” words, teachings, and persons that Ray had written about.
I remember Ray’s use of key scripture at every turn (highlighted in small gray boxes) to substantiate his findings.
I remember Ray’s writing style as never nasty nor mean, but sincere and truthful pleading with the reader to be aware of the movements that had crept into the churches.
I remember wanting to share the book with others touting its chapters, glossary of terms, list of questions, list of past Christian mystics, endnotes, and index.
I remember being amazed at the degree of, and depth of Ray’s documentation with his twenty-four end note pages. Truly Ray’s work was never just hear say or conjecture, but based on solid
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