For two years, Lighthouse Trails has been sending out booklets and short letters to dozens of Christian leaders three times a year. This week we are doing our seventh mailing, which will include two booklets and a short letter. The current list contains about 160 names.
When we first started this project in the spring of 2016, our list primarily contained the names of highly influential leaders in today’s evangelical church. While many of those names will remain on the list, we are beginning to add the names of our readers’ pastors as well when that is requested. After all, it only seems right to include those as well so that our readers’ churches may benefit too. If you have the name (and mailing address) of a Christian leader or pastor whom you would like us to send these booklets to three times a year, please e-mail the name and mailing address to email@example.com. Be sure to include a good mailing address. (Note: At this time, we are only able to include U.S. addresses.)
In the previous six mailings, we have mailed the following booklets: 10 Scriptural Reasons Jesus Calling Is a Dangerous Book, 5 Things You Should Know About Contemplative Prayer, Rick Warren’s Dangerous Ecumenical Path to Rome, Is Your Church Doing Spiritual Formation?, Dear Christian Leader, Have You Grown Careless About the Gospel?, The Shack and Its New Age Leaven, Yoga and Christianity: Are They Compatible?, Richard Foster’s School of Contemplative Prayer, Shack Theology, and The New Missiology: Doing Missions Without the Gospel.
In the two years since we began sending out booklets, we have received a number of form letters acknowledging receipt. We also received correspondence from Pat Boone and Ben Kinchlow, both of whom shared affirming comments about our work. Thus far, the only ministry that contacted us and told us to stop sending booklets is Chuck Swindoll’s ministry. We complied with the request and removed his name.
Below is the letter in this seventh mailing as well as a link to an updated list of the leaders to whom we send booklets.
Dear Christian Leader:
Please find enclosed two of our published booklets that we hope you will find useful in your ministry.
The first booklet, Israel: Replacing What God Has Not, is written by Mike Oppenheimer and covers a vitally important topic—replacement theology, which is the view that the Christian church has replaced Israel and the Jewish people. The booklet shows, through Scripture, that God has not forgotten His promises to the Jews or to the nation of Israel. In this day and age when biblical prophecy is being fulfilled on such an unprecedented and unparalleled scale, none in the church should be in disbelief with regard to God’s promises to the Jewish people. But many are.
The second booklet, D is for Deception by Kevin Reeves lists much of the language of today’s emergent, progressive Christianity and provides brief definitions of these popular and misleading terms. When you hear words such as “missional,” “social justice,” “vintage faith,” “spiritual formation,” and “servant leadership,” you may be surprised to know what these terms really mean to leaders of the “new” Christianity.
Thank you for taking the time to study these matters.
In service for Christ,
The Editors at Lighthouse Trails Publishing
P.O. Box 908
Eureka, MT 59917
For a PDF of the list of leaders on our current list, click here. Please pray for these men and women. A small number of our readers have told us that sending these materials to leaders who are in deception is a waste of time. Even if that were true, we believe it is the responsible thing to do, and we leave the results of it up to the Lord. *Please note that just because a name is on this list does not mean that person or ministry is in deception. Some would fall in that category; others would not.
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