Church Confusion - What Does it Really Mean?
When it comes to the emerging church, Christian leaders seem
to lack understanding and discernment. Some books and several
articles have now been written about the emerging church, and
interestingly, nearly all of them lack the most important element -the
emerging church (which incorporates the teachings of the Emergent leaders:
McLaren, Pagitt, Kimball, etc.) is a conduit for mysticism and is heading
right into the arms of Catholicism and eventually a universal interfaith
Many feel that the real problems with the emerging church are centered
around methodology (e.g., how much lighting to have, where to hold church
services, and what to wear while attending them, etc.) Such distraction
from the true concerns is like telling a neighbor that his dog is tearing
up the garden when his house is burning down and his children are inside.
The emerging church is fundamentally mystical as can easily be seen by the
leaders who feed the emerging movement a steady diet of contemplative
spirituality. Leonard Sweet, one of the emerging church movement's most
prolific leaders explains the role of mysticism in the emerging church:
Mysticism, once cast to the sidelines of the Christian
tradition, is now situated in postmodernist culture near the center.... In
the words of one of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century,
Jesuit philosopher of religion/dogmatist Karl Rahner, "The Christian
of tomorrow will be a mystic, one who has experienced something, or he will
be nothing." [Mysticism] is metaphysics arrived at through mind body
experiences. Mysticism begins in experience; it ends in theology. (p. 160, ATOD)
emerging church leader is Spencer Burke, director of The Ooze. He explains his views on mysticism as well:
I was struck by the
incredible wisdom that could be found apart from the "approved"
evangelical reading list. A Trappist monk, [Thomas] Merton gave me a new
appreciation for the meaning of community. His New Man and New Seeds of
Contemplation touched my heart in ways other religious books had not.
Not long afterward my thinking was stretched again, this time by Thich Nhat
Hanh--a Buddhist monk ... Hanh's Living Buddha, Living Christ gave
me insight into Jesus from an Eastern perspective. (p. 157. ATOD)
While many try to minimize
the seriousness of the emerging church movement, we hope you can see where
this is all going. Some say that Emergent has some problems, but
emerging church is ok for the most part. But here is how it works. Emerging
spirituality (which ultimately proclaims the divinity of man) has been
around since the Garden of Eden when the serpent said to Eve, ye shall be
as gods, and later when Lucifer said, I will be like the most High God. Emergent came on the scene when some business men (i.e., Leadership Network)
launched Brian McLaren, Dan Kimball, and some others and capsulated
emerging spirituality within the confines of these young leaders.
Leadership Network teamed up with business guru Peter Drucker and a
successful publishing house, and wham, a formula for success - the Emergent
movement was birthed. These new young leaders (then called the Young
Leaders Network) in turn produced books, seminars, websites, blogs, and
"conversations" that bore the fruit of the current emerging
church movement. And because the true premise of this movement is grounded
in mysticism and Ancient Wisdom, many are grasping hold of something that
has been here all along. Emergent or emerging, whatever term you want to
use ... it's heading in the same direction, and that is away from the
Some may say, "But there are positive attributes to the emerging
church movement." Yet would you drink a glass of mountain spring water
if it had only a drop or two of cyanide? Not if you didn't want to get
very, very sick.
Jesus Christ made it clear in Scripture that we are to cling to truth. HE
is truth, and He is the only way to salvation. Divination (doing a ritual
or performing some method in order to gain some information or "hear
God"), which is the same premise as contemplative mysticism, is
forbidden by God in the Bible. Salvation, and a relationship with Jesus
Christ, is free. He already paid the price for us with His blood. When we
accept His gift, we will have eternal life. If we reject it, we will not. And
that is something to think about.
Church Says Yes to the Contemplative/Emerging Paradigm Shift
The Foursquare Church will
be presenting a conference this December that leaves little room for doubt
that the denomination is saying yes to contemplative and emerging
spiritualities. The NextGen Summit 07, taking place in Anaheim, California
on December 29-31, will feature speakers who are evangelists for the
contemplative/emerging paradigm shift. Some of these include Rick Warren,
Erwin McManus, Donald Miller (Blue Like Jazz),
Jack Hayford, and Shaine Claiborne.
The conference is geared toward young people, and organizers say they hope
it "encourages youth to focus on their relationship with Jesus Christ
so that they are not: Slaves to sin; Orphans from God; Living in spiritual
poverty." 1 However, it is unfortunate that the young people
attending are going to be exposed to belief systems that will possibly lead
them into spiritual deception rather than spiritual nourishment, and the
Jesus being presented may not be the biblical Jesus Christ at all. While
the conference is marketed as a way to "help embrace orphans, stop
human trafficking and fight poverty," the ecumenical, interspiritual,
and mystical means of doing this is a compromise of truth to the highest
Tim Olson, one of the pastors involved with the
conference, explains that he took his high school senior group through
Shaine Claiborne's book, The Irresistible Revolution (spent the
entire year on the book). Claiborne is part of a movement called "The
New Monastics" 2 and the Schools for Conversion, both of which are
conduits for mysticism and interspirituality. 3 An exchange between Claiborne and Tony Campolo helps
illustrate the nature behind this monastic vision of which Campolo says:
I think there are Muslim brothers and sisters who are
willing to say, "You live up to the truth as you understand it. I will
live up to the truth as I understand it, and we will leave it up to God on
The interview between the two also reveals the mystical
nature and its importance in the new monasticism:
All of a sudden in the hour of suffering there is a
commonality. And that's where we meet. It's in mystical spirituality and in
communal mutuality that's where we come together....
Perhaps one of the best things we can do is stop talking with our mouths
and cross the chasm between us with our lives. Maybe we will even find a
mystical union of the Spirit ....
In a mystical relationship with God, there is a coming together of people
where theology is left behind and in this spirituality they found a
In other words if we are looking for common ground, can we find it in
mystical spirituality, even if we cannot theologically agree, Can we pray
together in such a way that we connect with a God that transcends our
This "common ground" among all peoples and beliefs
is the heart and soul of the emerging church and the contemplative prayer
movement. It is also the heart and soul of Satan, who wishes to eradicate
the gap between good and evil and thus be considered equal to God where he
can say "I will be like the Most High [God]" (Isaiah 14). Roger
Oakland addresses this:
The serpent's temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden, that
we can be like God, remains with mankind to this very day. Satan's plan is
to lessen or eliminate (he hopes) the gap between himself and God. The
following explanation puts it well:
It is important to understand that Satan is not simply
trying to draw people to the dark side of a good versus evil conflict.
Actually, he is trying to eradicate the gap between himself and God,
between good and evil, altogether. When we understand this approach it
helps us see why Thomas Merton said everyone is already united with God or
why Jack Canfield said he felt God flowing through all things. All means
all--nothing left out. Such reasoning implies that God has given His glory
to all of creation; since Satan is part of creation, then he too shares in
this glory, and thus is "like the Most High."
When those in the emerging church try to persuade people
that we need to bridge the gap between Christians (or Christ-followers as
they put it) and non-Christians, they aren't really talking about reaching
out to the unsaved in order to share the Gospel with them. They are talking
about coming to a consensus, a common ground. Leonard Sweet explains:
The key to navigating postmodernity's choppy, crazy waters
is not to seek some balance or "safe middle ground," but to ride
the waves and bridge the opposites, especially where they converge in
reconciliation and illumination.
It takes a little thinking to figure out what Sweet is
saying by this statement, but when he talks about bridging the opposites,
he's referring to a chasm that exists between good and evil. This tension
between the two is called dualism, and at the heart of occultism is the
effort to eradicate it. If that gap could truly be closed, then Satan and
God would be equal. The Bible clearly states this will never happen, but it
also says that it is Satan's desire (Isaiah 14)...
This misguided effort to unite all things, to give people the option of
maintaining their own religious practices, suggesting they do not have to
call themselves Christians is a slippery slope and an undoing of the
Samir Selmanovic was raised in a European Muslim home, then served as a
Seventh Day Adventist pastor in the US. Today, he helps to develop the
emerging church through his role in the Coordinating Group at Emergent
Village and his leadership in Re-church Network. Selmanovic has some
interesting and alarming views on Christianity. He states:
The emerging church movement has come to believe that the
ultimate context of the spiritual aspirations of a follower of Jesus Christ
is not Christianity but rather the kingdom of God.... to believe that God
is limited to it [Christianity] would be an attempt to manage God. If one
holds that Christ is confined to Christianity, one has chosen a god that is
not sovereign. Soren Kierkegaard argued that the moment one decides to
become a Christian, one is liable to idolatry.
On Selmanovic's website, Faith House project, he presents an interfaith vision
that will " seek to bring progressive Jews, Christians, Muslims, and
spiritual seekers of no faith to become an interfaith community for the
good of the world. We have one world and one God."
While Selmanovic says he includes Christians in this interspiritual dream
for the world, he makes it clear that while they might be included, they
are in no way beholders of an exclusive truth. He states:
Is our religion [Christianity] the only one that understands
the true meaning of life? Or does God place his truth in others too? Well,
God decides, and not us. The gospel is not our gospel, but the gospel of
the kingdom of God, and what belongs to the kingdom of God cannot be hijacked
While it is true that God is the One who decides where He is
going to place truth, He has already made that decision. And the answer to
that is found in the Bible. When Selmanovic asks if Christianity is the
only religion that understands the true meaning of life, the answer is yes.
How can a Buddhist or a Hindu or a Muslim fully understand truth when their
religions omit a Savior who died for their sins?
Though world religions may share some moral precepts (don't lie, steal,
etc), the core essence (redemption) of Christianity is radically different
from all of them. Interspirituality may sound noble on the surface, but in
actuality, Selmanovic and the other emerging church leaders are
facilitating occultist Alice Bailey's rejuvenation of the churches. In her
rejuvenation, everyone remains diverse (staying in their own religion), yet
united in perspective, with no one religion claiming a unique corner on the
truth. In other words all religions lead to the same destination and
emanate from the same source. And of course, Bailey believed that a
"coming one" whom she called Christ would appear on the scene in
order to lead united humanity into an era of global peace. However, you can
be sure that if such a scenario were to take place as Bailey predicted,
there would be no room for those who cling to biblical truth.
As is the case with so many emergent leaders, Selmanovic's confusing
language dances obscurely around his theology, whether he realizes it or
not. Sadly, for those who are lost and who are trying to find the way, the
emerging church movement offers confusion in place of clarity. It blurs if
not obliterates the walls of distinction between good and evil, truth and
falsehood, leaving people to stumble along a broken path, hoping to find
light. In sharp contrast, Jesus commanded believers to stand out as beacon
lights in this dark world, bearing the Word of God to a lost and dying
generation. (for citations, see Faith Undone, pp. 185-188)
Critics of conferences like the NextGen Summit are often
labeled as hateful and divisive people who don't care about the poor and
suffering. But that is because most people do not understand the warnings
in the Bible about a great deception in which Satan will deceive the whole
world (Revelation 12:9). This deception will convince the world that rather
than needing a Savior to atone for their sins and rather than calling Jesus
Christ the one and only Lord, every human has divinity within, and true
atonement isn't a Savior dying in our place but is rather a coming together
of humanity in oneness to help the poor and suffering and to rid the world
of war and pollution.
It is important to note that many of the speakers at the NextGen Summit
promote contemplative (i.e., mysticism). Erwin McManus says that mysticism is the core of his
own spirituality. Rick Warren has been steadily promoting both
contemplative and emerging for years (see A Time of Departing); Jack Hayford is a
proponent of Richard Foster's work, and incidentally the Foursquare
denomination has become increasingly influenced and infiltrated by contemplative
spirituality. Mysticism is at the center of this emerging vision and new
monasticism for the world. Why is that? Occultists and New Agers believe
that mysticism is the commonality between all world religions. And they say
it is in the mystical realm where all is one, and all is God.
The message that young people today need most of all is the Gospel of Jesus
Christ, so that He can become Lord of their lives, and they can then know
real truth that will set them free, fill them with the love of God, and
give them eternal life - a message they can share with the poor and the
Evangelical Leaders Promote New Age and Eastern Spiritual
Bible Prophecy on Trial
Rick Warren Speaks on Catholicism and the Essentials of the
71-Year-Old Woman Arrested at Church
Jan Bellamy and Robin Boyle
Hillsdale Daily News
An Allen woman is protesting her arrest Sunday for trespassing at Allen
While the elderly woman is arguing the arrest violates her First Amendment
rights, local authorities describe the incident as simple trespassing.
The saga began over the winter when Karolyn Caskey said she received a
letter in February, indicating the congregation no longer wanted her to be
Speaking from her home Monday, Caskey said, "I've been a member of
that church since 1959."
She was in Florida for the winter when she received the letter.
When she returned to Allen, she went to the church, located on M-49, just
south of U.S. 12, to worship.
"Do you have to be a member just to go to church?" Caskey said
she asked several church members as she was being handcuffed by a Hillsdale
County Sheriff's deputy Sunday morning. Click here to read the rest of this story. Courtesy of Media Spotlight, Fall 2007 newsletter.
Northern Ireland Ministry Concerned Over Erwin McManus' Visit
Plans Changed for Bob Coy (Calvary Chapel FL) and Exponential
Conference ... Sort of
On September 16th, Lighthouse Trails issued a report titled
"Bob Coy Joins Contemplative Promoters Rick Warren and John Ortberg
for Conference." On October 12th in a telephone conversation,
personnel at the Crown Financial Ministries office (the major sponsor
for the event) said that originally Bob Coy was scheduled to be physically
present at the conference, but plans had changed for undisclosed reasons
and while he would still be participating in the event, he would be
addressing the audience through a videotaped session instead.
Coy's church, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, has been carrying and selling
books by several contemplatives and/or emergents (see examples below),
including material by Rick Warren. This has resulted in people contacting
Lighthouse Trails with concerns and confusion because of Calvary Chapel's
statements last year (see recall notice and position paper) that denounced both Purpose Driven and
the emerging church. Since then, Calvary Chapel's founding pastor, Chuck
Smith has spoken on the pulpit and on the radio on several occasions
against both contemplative spirituality and the emerging church.
Even still, according to many Calvary Chapel attendees in various CC
churches who have contacted Lighthouse Trails, some CC pastors are
continuing to promote Purpose Driven, the emerging church, and
contemplative spirituality. While the individual CC churches are
self-governed without major interception from Chuck Smith, Smith requested
that any CC church going in the emerging church direction or promoting it
change their name and not be affiliated with the movement.
With regard to Bob Coy's church, Lighthouse Trails contacted Calvary Chapel
Fort Lauderdale and spoke with the bookstore manager about the books they
were carrying and why they were causing concern. Lighthouse Trails then
sent complimentary copies of Faith Undone and A Time of Departing to the bookstore manager to help explain contemplative and emerging.
While there are CC pastors who continue to promote Purpose Driven,
emerging and contemplative, numerous Calvary Chapel pastors are not. Many
have contacted Lighthouse Trails in the last month since Roger Oakland's
book exposing Purpose Driven, contemplative spirituality, and the emerging
church (Faith Undone) was released. These pastors have requested
multiple copies of the book and said the book is important and vital. They
are distributing it throughout their congregations. The book shows clearly
Rick Warren's involvement and promotion of the emerging church, as well as
the ecumenical/interspiritual nature of the movement.
Calvary Chapel is not the only Christian organization that is experiencing
conflict because of efforts to ignite a mystical, ecumenical spirituality
within. In fact, most Christian denominations and organizations are now
influenced to varying degrees by contemplative spirituality even though
some leaders in the organizations may not want that. A case in point is the
Nazarene Church of America. Four years ago, General Superintendent Dr. Jim Diehl contacted
Lighthouse Trails and said he agreed with what was written in A Time of
Departing and encouraged us to continue with our work. However, during
the last few years, contemplative has raced into Nazarene churches,
seminaries, and universities at an alarming speed.
Chuck Smith was one of the first Christian leaders of a major Christian
organization/movement to speak up publicly against these mystical-promoting
belief systems (i.e., Purpose Driven, emerging, contemplative). It is the
hope that others will follow suit and in so doing preserve the precious
Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the only way of salvation.
Below is a copy of our 9/16/07 report addressing the Exponential 2007
On November 13th and 14th at Saddleback Church in California Bob Coy,
pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale will join Rick Warren
and John Ortberg for the Exponential 07 conference. Both Warren and Ortberg are
strong proponents of contemplative spirituality, and attendees should use
caution and discernment.
While staff at Coy's Florida church have told Lighthouse Trails on various
occasions that they do not promote contemplative spirituality or the
emerging church, the walk-in bookstore at the church has been selling books
by contemplative and/or emergent leaders and authors such as Rob Bell, David Crowder, and Liz Babbs.
Crowder, author of a contemplative promoting book called Praise Habit, also performed at the Fort Lauderdale church this past February.
An interview with Liz Babbs reveals her proclivities for
Rob Bell's mystical affinities can be seen in his book Velvet Elvis for one, where he tells readers (often teens) to spend three months studying a book by New Ager and Buddhist sympathizer Ken Wilber (see Faith Undone for more information on Rob Bell's
The Exponential 07 event describes itself in the following way:
Learn new and practical
ways these diverse and dynamic leaders have shifted their congregations
from just tipping God to experiencing the joy of giving.
experiences Rick Warren and John Ortberg offer followers could include the
contemplative experience. Ortberg co-authored the Willow Creek Spiritual
Formation curriculum with Ruth Haley Barton of the Tranforming Center, a place where Christian leaders are
taught the dynamics of contemplative prayer. In Ortberg's book, God is
Closer Than You Think, Ortberg quotes favorably from contemplatives
such as Anne Lamott, Annie Dillard, Gary Thomas (Sacred Pathways),
Brother Lawrence (who danced violently like a mad man when he practiced
contemplative), interspiritualists Tilden Edwards (Shalem Institute),
Thomas Kelly (believed a Divine Center was in all people), Jean Pierre de
Caussade, Frederick Buechner, Meister Eckhart as well as Dallas Willard and
One of the other speakers at the Exponential 07 is Allen Hunt, senior
pastor at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, where the Walk to Emmaus is
hosted.1 The Walk to Emmaus is a meditative experience/lesson
created by Upper Room Ministries, a pro-contemplative/mystical organization
that encourages all types of eastern-style meditation. According to the
Walk to Emmaus website, it is "an adaptation of the Roman Catholic
Cursillo Movement, which originated in Spain in 1949." 2 A women's group at Mt. Pisgah is focusing on
contemplative prayer proponent Larry Crabb. In Crabb's book, The Papa
Prayer he talks about the benefits of centering prayer.3
A "Sneak Preview" promotional video clip of the Exponential 07 conference
states: "The principles taught here are fantastic, right out of the
Word of God." But in view of the speakers this year, the principles
taught may be more dangerous than "fantastic" and may offer something
contrary to the Word of God. It may be best for Bible believing Christians
to steer clear of the Exponential 07 conference at Saddleback Church this
year. And we pray that those who do attend will not be exposed or
introduced to the dangerous teachings of contemplative spirituality.
Is Rick Warren Promoting Contemplative Prayer?
Will the Next Billy Graham Be a Mystic?
Leith Anderson Welcomes U.N. Secretary-General to
ARLINGTON, Va. - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
highlighted the common social concerns of the United Nations and the
evangelical community as he informed leaders Thursday of the progress
toward the Millennium Development Goals.
United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon addresses a group of
evangelical leaders as part of the Global Leaders Forum in Arlington,
Virginia on Oct. 11, 2007....
Ban was the first U.N. secretary general to speak at a National Association
of Evangelicals summit.
Yet NAE's president, Leith Anderson [Sr. Pastor Wooddale
Church] was quick to emphasize that the focus of the two-day
gathering, which ends Friday, is not on the high-profile U.N. speaker but
rather on the teaching of the Gospel.
"We are not here for the secretary-general," stated Anderson ahead
of the dinner speech. "We are here for the people who are poor,
hurting and marginalize. He (Ban) is here to give us insight so we can help
those people." Click here to read the rest of this news story.
Wooddale Church - Heading Down the Slippery Slope of
Deception and Mysticism
Religion and Ethnics Interviews Leith
Anderson on "Common Ground"
Moving Ahead Toward the New World Order by Kjos
Does President Bush Believe in Universalism?
"I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim,
Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God. That's what I
George W. Bush
"Americans of many faiths and traditions share a common belief that
God hears the prayers of His children and shows grace to those who seek
Him. ... There is a power in these prayers [to various gods].... I ask the
citizens of our Nation to give thanks, each according to his or her own
faith, for the freedoms and blessings we have received and for God's
continued guidance, comfort, and protection." President George W. Bush
Does our president really believe what he says he believes,
or is he just trying to please his audience at the moment? What else could
cause his changing views?
During a recent interview with Charles Gibson (ABC News), Bush expressed
his belief that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. "I think
we do," he said. "We have different routes of getting to the
Keep in mind, George W. Bush is neither a new nor a naive Christian.
Throughout his presidency, he has assured us that he reads the Bible and
believes in the Biblical Jesus. Various pastors have counseled and encouraged
him through the years. Yet, he seems to have forgotten -- unless He never
really believed -- that Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the
life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6
God makes it very clear in His Word that there is no other way to His
Kingdom. While Jesus acknowledged that people will choose other routes,
those shortcuts won't lead to His peace and victory. Click here to read this entire article.
Barack Obama: [W]e can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.
GREENVILLE, South Carolina (CNN) - After speaking to an
evangelical church on Sunday in this traditionally conservative South
Carolina city, Sen. Barack Obama said that Republicans no longer have a
firm grip on religion in political discourse.
"I think its important particularly for those of us in the Democratic
Party to not cede values and faith to any one party," Obama told
reporters outside the Redemption World Outreach Center where he attended
"I think that what you're seeing is a breaking down of the sharp
divisions that existed maybe during the nineties, when at least in politics
the perception was that the Democrats were fearful of talking about faith,
and on the other hand you had the Republicans who had a particular brand of
faith that often times seemed intolerant or pushed people away," he
Obama noted that he was pleased leaders in the evangelical community like
T.D. Jakes and Rick Warren were beginning to discuss social justice issues
like AIDS and poverty in ways evangelicals were not doing before. Click here to read this entire news story.
A New Vision for God's Kingdom on Earth
The Spirituality of Barack Obama and Rick Warren
Meditation: The Heartbeat of a New Kind of Politics
Publishing News - FAITH UNDONE 2nd Printing
Faith Undone, our newest release, is now available in its second
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emerging church that incorporates mysticism, Purpose Driven, global
ecumenism, and more.
If you haven't read Faith
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Lighthouse Trails Publishing is pleased to announce the
release of Faith Undone by Roger Oakland.
Is the emerging church
movement just another passing fad, a more contemporary approach to church,
or a bunch of disillusioned young people looking for answers? In fact, it
is actually much broader and is influencing Christianity to a significant
degree. Grounded in a centuries-old mystical approach, this movement is
powerful, yet highly deceptive, and it draws its energy from practices and
experiences that are foreign to traditional evangelical Christianity. The
path that the emerging church is taking is leading to an interfaith
perspective that has prophetically profound ramifications.
1. Ancient rituals and
practices brought back to life
3.The emerging road to Rome
spirituality and mysticism
5.The emerging church's
view of Hell and the Atonement
6.How the emerging church
considers biblical prophecy and the future of planet Earth
7.The key catalysts of the
8.Purpose Driven ecumenism:
Part of the emerging church's new reformation
9.How emerging spirituality
is altering missions and evangelism
emerging church in light of Bible prophecy
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Discerning the Times
With Roger Oakland and Ray
Roger's topics are:
1. The Emerging Church - Road to
2. The Emerging Church - Road to
3. Proclaiming the Gospel in the
Midst of Last Days Apostasy
1. New Age Spirituality
2. New Age Spirituality in the
3. Mysticism in the Church
The Other Side of the River - Gone to Second Printing
The Other Side of the River by Alaskan Kevin
Reeves has gone to a second printing. The new shipment will be arriving on
October 17th, ready to ship. This Spring 2007 release chronicles the 12
years that Reeves was part of the River movement.
When mystical experiences and strange doctrines overtake his
church, one man risks all to find the truth ... a true story.
Some of the topics this book addresses:
Word Faith movement
"Slain" in the Spirit practice
Emphasis on humanity of Jesus over Deity
Gifts & Calling for the unbeliever?
Experience versus Scripture
Repetitive chanting & singing
Understanding true worship