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  1. Kevin

    Acts 17:

    24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’”

    In this essay you seem to scoff wholeheartedly at the notion of “Oneness” or the idea that God is “In” man in some sense, and that we are “In” Him in some sense, just because you have experienced such language in the New Age. Isn’t it also possible that the Devil could have concocted the use of “Oneness” language in the New Age as a means of defiling the Real notion of Oneness with God through Jesus Christ?

    Because if you read John 17:22-23:

    “The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.”

    There you will find that mankind living and knowing True “Oneness” with the True God is Jesus’ stated intention.

    Kruger is saying that Jesus died to save the world, restoring unity and relationship with God, “once, and for all,” and was “slain before the foundation of the world.”

    You can’t study the wisdom of other religions and conclude that they have no light or wisdom and have never seen anything resembling the truth, since even nature publishes truth about God. They have some valid knowledge, but it is minuscule as compared to what is revealed in Jesus.

    Division exists, and Love brings it together into One, just as marriage makes two into one flesh. Everybody knows this, but not everybody knows that God has already, since the foundation of the world, been extending his hand in marriage for all who will accept it.

    • Kevin, you are writing from a college that is heavily promoting eastern-style meditation (a practice that has its roots in panentheism – God in all). You do not understand the point being made here in Warren’s article. Not all is one, and the Bible makes it clear that this is so. It is true that Jesus Christ died for the sins of all and that any one who believes on Him will not perish, but what you are promoting is universalism, and that is not a biblical view.

  2. Elizabeth Bennett

    This heresy that everyone has God in them and that we are all divine plays right into Rob Bell’s book Love Wins: everyone goes to Heaven. If this is true Bell and Young are saying we do not need a Savior. If we observe what is happening around the world it is obvious that many people are demon-possessed, not divine.

  3. Anna Rosa

    God is separate from creation and mankind, and we are separate from God, which is why the cross was necessary to open the way to be saved for those who receive it. We are separate from the world, its culture, and from sin, the body of Christ is separated unto the Lord in holiness. The fork in the road is coming. We must choose to remain separate in holiness and perhaps suffer martyrdom, and those who unite in ‘oneness’ with sin and the fallen cursed world will have peace for five minutes and then sudden destruction, and the lake of fire after that. The choice? Easy. The Lord at all cost!

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