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Letter to the Editor: My Unexpected Unwelcome Walk With “Walk to Emmaus”

To Lighthouse Trails:

Walk to Emmaus logo

Walk to Emmaus logo from the Upper Room website (used in accordance with the US Fair Use Act for the purpose of critique, review, and education)

I’m grateful to God for helping me come across your site tonight! I found out the Walk to Emmaus was demonic when I went on the walk this last weekend. It was the most horrible thing I’ve been through in my life. I believe God was protecting me while I was there. I thought I was going on a restful retreat. That’s what my church convinced me of anyway. I was in total hurt and shock by the end of the first day! I begin to agonize to leave the place. Too much to list here what went on while I was there.

Anyway, my church has segregated themselves from me because I refused to give my “happy testimony” about the walk. They think I’m a problem now. Much more to the story. I came home Sat. night feeling like I had just come home from the pits of hell. Everyone else that went said they had a great experience . . . weird. I don’t get it, and they seem different than the people I knew and cherished before the walk. I’m saddened by all this . . . my eyes have definitely been opened to the huge scale deception that’s taking our churches by storm! I didn’t even know any of this about this gigantic scheme until I went on the walk! I knew it was the last days. I knew about NWO [new-world order]. But I didn’t know about this particular infiltration.

Thank you for your work! My prayers are with you!!


LTRP Comment: The following is a short article Lighthouse Trails previously wrote about Upper Room’s Walk to Emmaus with a mention of Tres Dias.

Walk to Emmaus and Tres Dias – A Walk to Deception

The Walk to Emmaus is a program put on by Upper Room Ministries. Upper Room promotes Spiritual Formation (i.e., contemplative spirituality), and if you want to understand the dynamics of Walk to Emmaus, then understanding the spirituality of Upper Room will help you:

“The Walk to Emmaus is an adaptation of the Roman Catholic Cursillo Movement, which originated in Spain in 1949.”-  from the Walk to Emmaus website

Walk to Emmaus is widely spread. It is estimated that over half a million persons have experienced a Walk to Emmaus weekend and today the Movement counts more than 300 communities distributed all over the United States as well as all over the world.1

Mantra Meditation is promoted at Upper Room Ministries also:

“Mantra — The word comes from Sanskrit. Its two-syllabus mean: man or mind and tra or deliverance. A mantra is sound vibration that is intended to deliver the mind from distractions and a focus on the material world. A mantra is repeated like a chant and has a spiritual effect associated with the physical vibration. A mantra can be as simple as one syllable ‘OM’ or as more complicated such as, ‘OM SRI RAM JAI RAM JAI JAI RAM’.” From the Upper Room website (link now removed)

Tres Dias is an offshoot of the Cursillo Movement and should be avoided as well.

List of places that do Walk to Emmaus

The Walk to Emmaus (The Upper Room) website

Chrysalis Walk to Emmaus

Book Alert: Soul Feast by Marjorie Thompson

Please Contemplate This by T.A. McMahon (Berean Call)

Comments From Our Readers

The following are some of the comments that came in this past week from our readers regarding articles posted on our blog. Some of these comments were made on our blog; others were made on the LT Facebook page. If you would like to post a comment to one of our articles, you may do so at the blog. You only need to give your first name:

On the Social Justice "Gospel" - Satan's masterpiece: Brainwashing the human race. Buzz words in the Social Gospel Movement. Tolerance of good and evil. Politics of Jesus, the Lord never came to change the governments or societies. He came to save sinners. Social Gospel has given us confusion. Common Ground wants all religions to join hands in peace. Tell a lie long enough and people start to believe it. I could go on about the buzz words. Just two key players. Bono just went to Ireland to help the Irish keep abortions legal. Rick Warren, " Americas Pastor" calls the Pope "Holy Father". Warren wants a "Second Reformation" of deeds instead of Doctrine. Working his way to heaven?What has happened to the elders in many of the local churches? Many people in the churches follow a Pastor not the Bible. How long can this go on? The Holy Father in Heaven is truly long suffering and patient, not wanting any to perish. Christ Jesus died for sinners. I thank God every day for my salvation. Satan is preparing us for the tyranny of one world government. If you are not saved trust The Lord Jesus today. John 3:16 For God so loved the world. Jeffry

On the Social Justice "Gospel" - This topic has been near and dear to my heart for years. When Obama was running for president I learned about James Cone, who started Black Liberation Theology, a blatantly Communist movement, to which Jeremiah Wright and Muslims like Louis Farrakhan belonged (the two were big buddies at that time, but that may have publicly changed when his unbiblical teachings came to light because of Obama's campaign). Jim Wallis' aberrant theology is filled with blasphemous teaching -- witness his statement about discarding the book of Revelation, throwing it into the fire! Worse, it has affected and infected churches and colleges and universities and political people/movements over the last 40+ years. Not long ago, I was reading in Isaiah and came across some "justice" Scriptures which those guys ("religious" and political) love to quote. However, I saw that in those Scripture passages, God's righteousness is coupled with justice. Justice without His righteousness is a perverted thing, as Sojourners and other like movements/ideologies prove. It is not of God. CW

On the Social Justice "Gospel" - In a nutshell, what they expect is paradise on earth while side stepping the cross. Sure, an end to poverty and war is a good thing. But they are willing to sell their souls to the devil for a counterfeit! Only Jesus can restore paradise and 'bring the Kingdom' back, and only He will. If man could do so before, then we would not need God now, would we? But, we do. Man's sin nature is the problem. When we repent at the foot of the cross, we get the 'new nature' and are able to carry out God's ways. That includes repentance from homosexuality as well as greed. We do enter a temporary 'kingdom' in the sense of entering into fellowship with God. The only way reconciliation is possible is through the cross. Most will not come, so how could paradise? Plus, Jesus needs to remove sickness, death, the curse, the devil, the sin nature and judge sin first. Only He conquered the devil, only He has the authority to take over. We have no choice but to wait. Those seduced by the bait of antichrist do so at the cost of their souls. It makes all the difference under whose 'management' the global system (kingdom) is! Don't settle for a cheap counterfeit at the expense of your soul by denying the gospel! This will be the one world religion, government, and economy of antichrist. Anna Rosa

Welcome to the New "Contemplative" Christianity - Thank you for the constant reminder about the advances, dangers and practitioners of this demonic movement. "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;" (1 Ti 4:1) "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;" (2 Ti 4:3) "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction." (2 Pe 2:1) "Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;" (2 Th 2:3) - Victor

Welcome to the New "Contemplative" Christianity - It is frightening to see how most evangelical churches and colleges are being fooled by this emergent/spiritual formation philosophy. Their ignorance of the dangers involved is mind-boggling! I am warning my grandchildren not to ever do the spiritual formation-contemplative scenario. They are missionary kids, some going into college. I pray for their safety. West Coast Baptist Bible College in Lancaster , CA and Pensacola Christian College do not require Spiritual Formation, praise the Lord. Elizabeth

Welcome to the New "Contemplative" Christianity - The Eastern Mystics have been in the slow subtle conversion business for decades even centuries. The Catholic Desert Fathers Mystics were influenced by Hindus. Yoga according to Hindus is inseparable from Hinduism. Tai che is also about breathing and the Ying and Yang of Taoists. Then came the TM, Transcendental Meditation, movement . Mindfulness, another name for TM is being imposed upon our children at all levels of public education. The goal is to seduce the west into accepting Pantheism. God is in all and all are in God therefore all are God. The yoga Namaste greeting means, the god in me greets the god in you. Where are the pastors who are willing to fight the good fight? Where are the big celebrity pastors with mass media at their beck and call? To say nothing is called complicity through conspiracy of silence. Gods wrath is kindled against all false teachers and all who are too cowardly to speak the truth to boldly defend the faith. T. I. Miller

On Hurricane and Flooding in the Carolinas - Another reason to pray is that Cedric Fisher lives somewhere in North Carolina (of Truthkeepers blog). I keep a paper record of all the contact info. that I can, including LT, just in case it should come in handy one day. So I happen to know he is out there, and yes, let's pray for him and the others out there! Anna Rosa

On Spiritual Deception in the Church - It is a dangerous time for true followers of Christ to trust most so called Christians and churches. John 16:2 Ralph

On Pub Theology - Imagine the prodigal son bringing his father to eat with him at the pig trough, that’s the “new theology” mindset. Instead of repenting and returning to the father. This false gospel says you can have it all and just add Jesus to the mix. What an abomination. Jesus Christ is Lord of all not one of your lords.Cheryl

Walk to Emmaus - The more I learn about the Walk to Emmaus, the more thankful I am that my husband and I didn't participate in it. Our previous church hosted the walk and many of the members were highly involved. We declined whenever someone would ask to sponsor us....even after one lady claimed that the Lord laid it on her heart to invite us. It always felt like there was a "secret society" in our midst because no one was allowed to openly share what took place during the three-day weekend. The fact that the walk originated from the RCC should be a red flag to any born again believer. Lori

On the Social Justice "Gospel" - I have unsuccessfully tried to explain the error of Wallis' teachings to a friend who supports him. This article articulate Wallis agenda and his background. Thank you for sharing this important info. Linda

Welcome to the New "Contemplative" Christianity - Left 3 churches trying to teach this witchcraft to my teens.Rich and Sonya

Welcome to the New "Contemplative" Christianity - I do not understand why some Christians are gullible enough to swallow this garbage. When I was a teenager, I got involved with yoga. The results -- demon possession. Only by the grace of God, I was freed. I feel sorry for those who are being deceived by contemplative meditation, which is neither Christian nor biblical. They should be seeking God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, NOT some pipedream. Charles

Welcome to the New "Contemplative" Christianity - The One World Religion is forming right before our eyes, and meditation is the key to bringing about this false "unity." God's Word is so accurate with so many warnings about false teachers and doctrines of demons. If only Christians would stick to reading God's Word and examine the Scriptures daily to see if what is being said (and done) is true, (Acts 17:11) then there would not be so many Christians being led into spiritual deception. So many churches and "Christian" colleges are bringing mysticism in through their spiritual formation classes...we must be on guard and become aware of the devil's schemes. I am one among many who appreciate Lighthouse Trails for their stand for biblical truth and for standing against false teachings. I especially appreciate their courage to lovingly warn about Calvinism concerning how it perverts the biblical gospel and the character and nature of God. Mary

Remembering Those in the Carolinas With Prayer

We would like to remember in prayer those who are suffering in the Carolinas because of the hurricane and flooding. One morning, recently, we received a call from a Lighthouse Trails reader in North Carolina who told us that while her own household was safe, the devastation surrounding her was utterly tragic with the loss of lives and property. Between forest fires in the west, severe weather in the east, and violence and turmoil throughout the world, these are difficult and frightening times for many. Let us remember those who suffer, praying always that the Gospel message of Jesus Christ will be proclaimed and received by those who hear it.

In the midst of such turmoil, Lighthouse Trails carries on, praying that through it all, this ministry may be a blessing to many and bring glory and honor to God.

Letter to the Editor: My Unexpected Unwelcome Walk With “Walk to Emmaus”
Comments From Our Readers
Remembering Those in the Carolinas With Prayer

Welcome to the New (Contemplative) Christianity – Just Breathe In . . . Breathe Out

Some Thoughts Worth Considering on Pub Theology
Key Players and Buzz Language of the Social-Justice “Gospel”
Slideshow from Bryce Homes in Kenya
Rob Bell's 'Love Wins' Revealed 'Startling' Multitudes of People Backing Universalism
Booklet Highlight: The Dangerous Truth About the Social-Justice “Gospel”
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Welcome to the New (Contemplative) Christianity – Just Breathe In . . . Breathe Out
Pastor Ken Shigematsu practicing contemplative prayer

Pastor Ken Shigematsu showing Christians how to practice one form of contemplative prayer. (photo from a 2-second clip of the Charisma video; used in accordance with the U.S. Fair Use Act)

The acceptance of contemplative prayer has hit an all-time high in the church. And is it any wonder? Christian media, Christian publishers, pastors, mission societies, Bible societies, authors, radio hosts, youth leaders, women’s group leaders, and Christian ministry leaders are all promoting it more than ever.  The video below that was posted on Charisma Magazine’s website on September 10th is yet another example of how Christian media (Charisma being one of the most popular Christian magazines today) is doing their part to get masses of Christians  involved with contemplative prayer (remember our recent article on YWAM’s goal to get all YWAMer’s doing contemplative prayer).

The Charisma article titled “The Ancient Spiritual Prayer Today’s Church Fails to Practice” states: “[Pastor] Shigematsu offers an easy step-by-step guide on how to do contemplative prayer in this video.”

The pastor who is featured on this video is Pastor Ken Shigematsu. Shigematsu is the author of God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God (2013) and Survival Guide for the Soul (2018, foreword by Ann Voskamp). In what he calls a “spiritual ecosystem,” Shigematsu provides a who’s who of New Age sympathizers and Catholic mystics in God in My Everything, that includes Thomas Merton, Evelyn Underhill, Kathleen Norris, Marva Dawn, Basil Pennington, Richard Rohr, Gerald May, Dorothy Bass, Parker Palmer, Joan Chittister and many of the usual evangelical/Protestant suspects such as Dallas Willard, Eugene Peterson, Richard Foster, Ruth Haley Barton, and Gary Thomas. In that book, Shigematsu makes no apologies for encouraging Christians to practice various meditation exercises to help calm the mind.

Survival Guide for the Soul is a continuing saga of his earlier book God in My Everything with gleanings from many of the same sources but also added to the mix is contribution from mystics such as David-Steindl Rast, Henry Nouwen, Walter Brueggemann, Thomas Keating, Anne Lamott, John Ortberg, and Dorothy Day.* In Survival Guide, Shigematsu boasts that “The spiritual direction movement is growing, and there are now more than six thousand spiritual directors under the banner of Spiritual Directors International, most of whom serve in North America” (ch. 9, endnote #15). The spiritual direction movement is one of the outgrowths of the contemplative prayer/Spiritual Formation movement (i.e., every contemplative Christian needs a spiritual director to guide and direct his or her esoteric experiences to help  avoid any dangerous altercations with devils and demons, which Richard Foster says can occur when practicing contemplative prayer).

If you are someone who is aware of the dangers and the true panentheistic, interspiritual nature of contemplative prayer, you have probably noticed that contemplative spirituality has moved from its infancy stage in the church to what appears to becoming the norm. Because the “big” guys in Christianity (e.g., Rick Warren, Christianity Today, YWAM, Charisma, Focus on the Family) are pushing fast forward to get the church through this mystical paradigm shift and the “little guys (e.g., Lighthouse Trails, The Berean Call) are written off as negative, divisive, and only worthy of being ignored and seen as being out of sync, contemplative spirituality (which encompasses all things emergent) will become the “new” Christianity, and all one has to do to get there is  . . .  breathe in  . . . and breathe out.

To see the video on the Charisma site, click here. 

*Most of the names mentioned in this article can be found on the Lighthouse Trails Research Project blog and in many of our published resources. Just use the blog’s search engine to look up the names.

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The Christian of the Future-by Ray Yungen

Some Thoughts Worth Considering on Pub Theology

LTRP Note: Recently, a father called us very concerned about the growing popularity of “Pub Theology.” He asked if we had any information about it. The late Larry DeBruyn wrote the following article in 2009 and gave permission for Lighthouse Trails to post it. Since 2009, Pub Theology has indeed increased greatly in popularity, especially among evangelical millennials. Type “Pub Theology” (in quotes which narrows the results) into Google, and it comes up over 43,000 times! DeBruyn’s article offers some valid (and Scriptural) advice and insight on Pub Theology.

“EMERGENT INEBRIATES: Some Thoughts on Pub Theology”

By Larry DeBruyn

As he begins to rip into “a screaming guitar solo,” a band member sarcastically yells out at the audience, “Let’s go to church boys!”[1] Welcome to Pub Theology. As the reporter describes it, Pub Theology is “a Sunday night show that’s one part church and one part party.” Among other posters on the barroom walls, one alludes to the final verse of the biblical chapter on love. It reads, “Faith, Hope, Love and Beer” (The biblical text reads, “But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love” 1 Corinthians 13:13, NASB).

Being “shaggy-haired, body-pierced and colored with assorted body art,” members of the Sunday evening pub rock group double as members of a mega-church’s “worship team” on Sunday mornings. Confessing to love both Jesus and rock ‘n’ roll, band members will burn through a pack of cigarettes and exhort the audience to visit the bar and buy beer during Sunday night “church.” Initially skeptical about hosting Pub Theology on Sunday nights, the bar owner now admits the band has turned an otherwise dead night into a profitable evening.

Regarding this new outreach–the mega-church’s ministerial staff approve of doing Pub Theology–one of the band’s members says: “We want to be sincere and authentic and be who we really are, whether that is wearing jeans and a T-shirt or having a beer. I think that is real” he continues, “and I don’t think it is wrong or that God is unhappy about that.” Relates another band member: “I can drink a beer and smoke a cigarette and play some of my favorite songs and hang out with my friends and maybe meet someone and tell them about Jesus.”

Interestingly, most of the band members were raised in religious homes. In fact, two of its members are former PKS (That’s an acronym for “preacher’s kids.”). Having been a former pastor, their father has now become the band’s “roadie” (That’s a term which refers to the managers and technicians traveling with the band.). The members account for the band’s existence and approach to ministry for reason of their holier-than-thou Wesleyan upbringing–you know, “I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t go to R-rated movies, I don’t dance.”

On this point, and as a rebellious child of the 60s who too was raised in the legalistic environment of Western Michigan, let me say that I understand and somewhat sympathize with the band members’ rejection of legalism. But all rebels ought to be cautioned that, “rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry” (1 Samuel 15:23). Yet God doesn’t make Christians from the outside in, but rather from the inside out. Though one’s Christianity is defined by inner faith not outer works, Paul did write that Christians are God’s “workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). So we must not assume the opposite attitude from legalism, that of antinomianism (i.e., that God’s grace cancels out any need to obey His moral and spiritual law). For as Paul asked: “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” (Romans 6:1-2). Contradicting antinomianism the writer of Hebrews orders us to, “Follow . . . holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled” (Hebrews 12:14-15).

Nevertheless, the casual and alcoholically lubricated atmosphere of Pub Theology raises an important issue, for as the reporter asks, “Does Pub Theology produce any lasting effects, or is it just a casual encounter with church in a bar—a spiritual one-night stand?” All the band’s claims of “doing ministry” notwithstanding—they do field questions about Christianity from the audience and callers-in, give inebriated individuals rides home, and have even seen one rescued drunk baptized a few days later in their church—Pub Theology shows every symptom of being a carnal “one-night-stand.” (Note: I do not use the word spiritual.)

First, Pub Theology is not church. If it is, then where’s the reading of Scripture, the apostles’ teaching, prayer and observance of the Lord’s Table? (Acts 2:42) But on this point, we can be certain that the band will avoid any impression of being too “churchly or preachy.” But beer steins are no substitute for communion cups. In fact, to the true church, the apostle Peter announced that, “the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries” (1 Peter 4:3).

Second, Pub Theology is not theology. Reportedly, the band’s opening song was Joan Osborne’s one-hit wonder, “What if God was one of us?” The lyrics add, “Just a slob like one of us.”[2] Imagine . . . God being a slob like the rest of the inebriated crowd at the bar. Given such a humanizing of God, what we’re dealing with is not Pub Theology, but pub idolatry. “And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things” (Romans 1:23). Do you think Joan Osborne’s lyrical questions in any way resemble or affirm the great Christological passages of the New Testament? (John 1:1 ff.; Colossians 1:15-17; Philippians 2:5-11). By the way, these cited passages are comprised of theological statements extracted from early Christian hymns. Would the pub theology band sing them? I’d think they’d estimate that the lyrics of these biblical hymns are far too dogmatic, stodgy, and preachy for the “boys” at the bar!

Third, Pub Theology is not Christian outreach. To attain a “spiritual” end, it employs carnal, fleshly, and worldly means. But the apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:18-19). If the song “What if God was one of us?” gives any indication, probably none of the other music the band plays includes “psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs.”

The apostle Paul would not have employed carnal means to attain spiritual ends. You can’t fight fire with fire. He wrote:

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God.  (2 Corinthians 10:3-5; compare Galatians 5:21 where Paul labels “drunkenness” a work of the flesh).

So we conclude: Given the atmosphere surrounding Pub Theology, the description of love as it exists on a poster at “Sunday-night-church-in-a-bar” might be parodied to read: Now abide these four, “faith, hope, love, and beer,” but the greatest of these is beer!

Pastor Larry DeBruyn

Used with permission from Larry DeBruyn in 2009. Larry DeBruyn passed away in 2017.

Original posting – October 5, 2009


[1] Unless otherwise noted, all quotations are taken from Robert King, “Faith, Hope, Love, Beer,” The Indianapolis Star, September 27, 2009, A1, A14. Article may be viewed online. See Faith & Values, Robert King, “Pub Theology conveys Christian message in Broad Ripple,”, September 27, 2009,

[2] Lyrics online at:

Photo from; used with permission.



Key Players and Buzz Language of the Social-Justice “Gospel”

The Dangerous Truth About the Social Justice GospelThe following two lists are from Mary Danielsen’s booklet,The Dangerous Truth About the Social-Justice “Gospel” (see article below). It’s good to be aware of both the names and the language. (see video clip at bottom of these lists)

Some Key Players in the Social Gospel Movement*

Bill Hybels
Diane Butler Bass
Greg Boyd
Henri Nouwen
Ian Morgan Cron
Jim Wallis
Joan Chittister
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Leonard Sweet
Lynne Hybels
N.T. Wright
Phyllis Tickle
Richard Foster
Richard Niebuhr
Richard Rohr
Rick Warren
Ron Sider
Shane Claiborne
St. Thomas Acquinas
Thomas Merton
Tony Blair
Tony Campolo
Tony Jones
Walter Rauschenbusch

Some Buzz Words in the Social Gospel Movement

Christian Palestinianism
Common Ground
Conflict Resolution
Cultural Relevance
Distribution of wealth
Environmental Stewardship
Faith-based initiative programs
Gender identity
Politics of Jesus
Progressive Christians
Progressive politics
Red Letter Christians
Social gospel
Social justice
Stewardship renewal

*Most of these names can be found on our site. Just type a name into our search engine on either the blog or the research site.

Below is a 10-minute video clip of one of Roger Oakland’s “Emerging Church lecture series.”





Slideshow from Bryce Homes in Kenya

As many of you know, Lighthouse Trails readers have been an integral part of the Bryce Homes Program (particularly in Kenya) for several years. Bryce Homes was founded by Roger Oakland after the death of his son Bryce at the age of 27 and is run by Roger's non-profit ministry Understand the Times. In 2011, Roger Oakland flew to Kenya and launched the Bryce Home Program in Kenya (now one of 7 countries the Bryce Homes are in). There are currently several dozen Bryce Homes in Kenya. With the exception of the three local pastors and one assistant who oversee the project in Kenya, all the homes consist of widows and their children and other orphans (in a few cases, the widows are elderly and now alone as their children have grown). We hope you enjoy this slideshow and will consider partnering with Understand the Times in both prayer and financial support. To learn more, click here to entire the Understand the Times website. From there, you can get contact information and other information about the Bryce Homes Program. To those readers who have been supporting this missions work, we thank you on behalf of Understand the Times as well as the Christian families that Bryce Homes has come alongside of in practical and spiritual support.

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Rob Bell's 'Love Wins' Revealed 'Startling' Multitudes of People Backing Universalism
Courtesy of Understand the Times:  
Comment from UTT:
Many church leaders used Rob Bell's books and materials in the past in an attempt to make the Bible more acceptable for a postmodern generation.  While Bell was considered by them to be on the leading edge of thought, his teachings have now caused many to embrace a false gospel.

"Rob Bell's 'Love Wins' Revealed 'Startling' Multitudes of People Backing Universalism"

By Christian Post 

A modern Christianity professor and author who opposes universalism admitted that he was "startled" by how many people came out supporting the belief following Rob Bell's 2011 book, Love Wins.

Michael McClymond, the author of The Devil's Redemption: A New History and Interpretation of Christian Universalism, said in an interview with The Gospel Coalition posted last week that ever since he was a student he has been engaged with biblical studies on the topic of salvation. "Several years ago what really surprised me was not Rob Bell's book, Love Wins (2011), with its well-worn and hackneyed arguments. Instead, I was startled by the multitude of people I thereafter encountered holding that universalism was biblical and evangelical teaching," said McClymond, who teaches at Saint Louis University in Missouri. Click here to continue reading.


Booklet Highlight: The Dangerous Truth About the Social-Justice “Gospel”

By Mary Danielsen

Many Christian believers are expressing concern today, and rightly so, over something called “social justice” or the “social-justice gospel.” Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners magazine, is one of the top “change agents” in the social-justice movement within the evangelical/Protestant church, and the timing of his surge in popularity cannot be ignored, considering: the former Obama administration and a like-mindedness in much of the U.S. government; the advance of liberal theology via the emerging church and church-growth movements; and the current state of apostasy the church finds itself in today. Are all these connected? Through this man and other key players, they are indeed.

In 2010, I discovered that Jim Wallis had been invited as a keynote speaker to a huge Christian music festival in Wisconsin that claims to bring in upward of 70,000 attendees each year, largely youth.1 This prompted a few Christian ministries to begin to educate, warn, and encourage others to do their homework on Jim Wallis and his brand of social justice “Christianity.” My prayer is that those reading this booklet will take heart to this warning and use this information to find clarity to what has become a serious breach in discernment.

Unbiblical trends in the church tend to snowball, producing even worse trends; each heretical book or teaching that comes along seems to lead to more serious deceptions. The Bible warns in 2 Timothy 3:13 that in the last days, “evil men and seducers [imposters] shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived,” suggesting a progressive pattern of deception that requires our vigilance.

For those who remember the old Dragnet TV show, allow me to reinvent Joe Friday: “The story you are about to hear is true. None of the names have been changed—and the only thing I’m interested in protecting is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” If we are going to do any critical thinking at all on this subject, we really need to get a Kodak moment of “the big picture.”

In my desire to be thorough and accurate on this subject, I read nearly fifty different articles about or by Wallis and his activities over the last four decades. I also read his book The Great Awakening. In reality, anyone with Internet access could probably have all the information they need on him within ten minutes—he is not shy about his agenda.

Lest any think that Jim Wallis and his social gospel are not being warmly embraced by many within Protestant/evangelical Christianity, some of the places that have invited Jim Wallis to speak over the last half a decade or so include Wheaton College, the Mennonite Church USA, Cedarville University, and Willow Creek to name a few. What’s more, his books are found in countless Christian bookstores including the Southern Baptist Convention resources branch, LifeWay; and his books are frequently used in Christian seminary and college courses. In addition, at least three traditional Christian publishing houses—Baker Books, InterVarsity Press, and Zondervan—publish his books.

As you read the following, you will see why all this backing by Christian leaders and organizations is nothing less than a travesty.

So who is Jim Wallis?

For nearly forty years, Wallis has expressed himself through an organization called “Sojourners.” He was raised in an evangelical family in Detroit and attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity school, but his radical political views made it impossible for him to finish there.2

At that time, he also founded an anti-capitalist magazine called The Post-American in which he called for the redistribution of wealth and an economy managed by the government. He also experimented for a season with communal living in search of a utopian lifestyle.3

In 1975, he moved his work to Washington D.C. and renamed it Sojourners. He wasn’t just against the Vietnam war, he rejoiced in America’s defeat there—there is a big difference—showing his leftist sympathies by publicly criticizing the Vietnamese and Hmong refugees who fled that communist regime (we called them “boat people” back then). He claimed they were leaving to support their consumer habit in other lands—that being greedy capitalists made it just too hard to live under a dictatorship.4 Where is the “liberal compassion” in those sentiments?

Wallis supported the Sandinista Communists in their attempt to take over Nicaragua in the ’80s, actively participating in resistance against the American military and working side by side in this cause with none other than Jeremiah Wright, the radical anti-American Chicago preacher who was President Obama’s pastor for twenty years.5

Wallis also supported the FMLN, a communist terror group from El Salvador itching to spread their Marxist revolution throughout South America.6 The word “traitor” does come to mind at this point.

In 1983, the organization “Accuracy in Media” published a lengthy book titled The Sojourner’s Files on the far-left policies of Wallis and his organization, documenting 53 political positions of Sojourners on such issues as Israel’s right to exist, terrorism, socialism, capitalism, human rights, etc.—and compared their positions on these subjects with those of the Soviet Union. In all 53 position statements, it was found that Sojourners’ views were completely in line with the views of hard line Soviets.

Joan Harris, who did the reporting on this, observed:

Sojourners never criticizes a Marxist state. The U.S. and the West are the only violators of human rights to them because they are capitalist. Marxists, by Sojourners’ own definition, cannot violate human rights.7

Wallis, who calls himself a “progressive” (meaning as far left as you can go) believes that Castro’s Cuba, Chavez’s Venezuela, and Ortega’s Nicaragua are the Marxist paradises the U.S. should emulate. It is not extreme at all to say that one of his goals is to witness the end of the U.S. as we have known it—“Post-Americanism” finally realized. So, after being arrested by the U.S. government 22 times in forty years, where has he soft-landed? As spiritual advisor to President Obama.8 Now, with the help of our own government, he hopes to turn mere ideology into policy.

Wallis has known Obama for over twenty years, and during the “Reverend Wright” damage-control days, Wallis was advising Obama on how to spin it, helping him draft many “faith-based initiatives,” to make the far left appear to have some form of religion, to sell the church the idea that here is a spiritual alternative to the now-defunct “Religious Right,” which Wallis eulogizes endlessly in his book.

A mission statement on the Sojourners website reads:

[Founded in 1971] Sojourners mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church and the world.9

A Social Justice Social Gospel

What is this “biblical call to social justice” that is supposed to transform our churches and even us as individuals? We know the Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit does the transforming work in both the church and the individual believer’s life. Is this what Wallis and Sojourners has in mind when they talk about transforming people’s lives? No, it is not.

One government source defines “social justice” as, “The equitable distribution of advantages, assets, and benefits among all members of a society.”10 Without turning this into political science 101, I’ll keep it simple by saying that this is also the definition for “social-ism”: a government-controlled economy and the redistribution of wealth.

Briefly, the social gospel places all the emphasis for how to live an “authentic” Christianity on good works, as in meeting the needs of the poor and “marginalized.” It replaces the primary message of salvation through grace by faith in Jesus Christ with fixing society as the primary communication of truth and redemption. In effect, salvation through faith in Christ has no role in ridding society of all its problems, which they say must take place before Jesus can even return to set up His kingdom. While it has been around for over a hundred years, in today’s repackaged version, it has made itself appealing particularly to the youth by merging with the E-merging church and becoming the political ideology that so many are identifying with thanks to young men like Shane Claiborne, whom Wallis says reminds him of a younger version of himself. Claiborne, who has spoken at numerous Christian colleges, emulates emerging church leaders such as Tony Campolo and Wallis and sees them as role models.

If you were of the impression that social justice is simply caring for the disadvantaged, then you need to upgrade your thinking on it, or you will risk being deceived by today’s definition of the term. After all, who among us who names the name of Christ would ever be against reaching out to the poor and alleviating suffering? Believers in Jesus Christ will naturally care for “the least of these.” But Wallis takes any collective sense of moral responsibility we may have for the disadvantaged and redefines and manipulates it for a different agenda.

Keep this in mind when you watch the extreme changes going on in our country today—Wallis’ social justice turns all the political hot-button issues of the day into moral issues with a divine, biblical mandate. Everything from the economy, jobs, and education, to healthcare, global warming, race issues and immigration—now carries with it the moral imperative of fairness, equity, and validity—and that mindset is responsible for our current administration’s frenzy to push through legislation on all the above.

This “new morality” is radically changing our country and has been for some time via organizations like ACORN. But you might be asking, what does this have to do with the church? One thing is for sure, believers who question or challenge this new global-village moral imperative will no doubt have their Christianity called into question at some point.

Social justice is in a perfect orbit with something called the social gospel. What is the social gospel? The roots of the social gospel go back to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. That was when many Protestant denominations took on liberal theology, which includes the view that Jesus cannot return until mankind has brought justice to the earth by ridding itself of all social evils.

In Wallis’ book The Great Awakening, Wallis says he believes he was born in the wrong century11—and is longing for those early days of social-justice awareness, or “Great Awakenings” as they were called putting them on par with true Holy Spirit-led revivals; hence the name of Wallis’ book, The Great Awakening—an awakening he is calling for today.

In an article written by T. A. McMahon of The Berean Call titled “The Shameful Social Gospel,” McMahon warns of a gospel that is being tinkered with by some who call themselves evangelicals but in reality are ashamed of the true Gospel, presenting a new “Gospel” to the world that is more palatable, politically correct, and ecumenical.12

Emergent church pioneer Brian McLaren’s view of this social gospel reveals the interspiritual, interfaith nature behind it:

I think our future will require us to join humbly and charitably with people of other faiths—Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and secularists in pursuit of peace, environmental stewardship and justice for all people, things that matter greatly to the heart of God.13

But McMahon reminds us:

No, what matters to the heart of God is that all should come to repentance and believe the true Gospel.14

Rick Warren took the social gospel to new levels by hobnobbing with world leaders and presenting his global P.E.A.C.E. Plan to mobilize churches to address poverty and disease while at the same time relaying to tens of millions through his Purpose Driven Life book not to bother with Bible prophecy. In fact, taking the Bible out of context, he tells us that Jesus said those who concern themselves with Bible prophecy are “not fit for the kingdom of God.”15 Remember too Rick Warren’s interview of the 2008 Presidential candidates at Saddleback Church? Ever wonder how he got that job? I sure have. Now Jim Wallis is carrying this very same agenda to the highest levels of our government as an appointee of the president.

Wallis has also found a kindred spirit in Willow Creek. Lynne Hybels, the wife of Willow Creek’s founding pastor Bill Hybels, is a regular contributing writer to Sojourner’s magazine. In addition, Willow Creek offers classes on the Wallis brand of social justice.16 The Willow Creek Association offers churches of any denomination an opportunity to align themselves with their main campus for a yearly fee, giving those churches access to their annual summits, leadership training, and sermon ideas. They claim there are 14,000 Willow Creek Association member churches throughout the world. Do the math on this one—look at the potential influence a Jim Wallis could have on the church if even half of them choose to emulate Willow Creek in their growing emphasis on the social gospel!

The Social Justice “Gospel” and Israel

This social-justice-gospel view is causing many churches to rethink their support of Israel in favor of a “progressive” theology and politics. Churches that once maintained the view that Israel plays a significant role in biblical prophecy of the endtimes are now aligning with the “Palestinian cause.” Lynne Hybels has helped to bring this to the forefront, and her connections to Jim Wallis are the knot that joins all of this together. In fact, in the broader scheme of things, the entire Willow Creek/Saddleback church model, is embracing this emerging view.

A movie that came out in 2010, With God on Our Side, capsulizes the insidious agenda of the new social gospel with regard to Israel. Jan Markell, of Olive Tree Ministries, warns us about this film:

[I]t is aimed at changing the end-time views of evangelicals and the theology that says the Jews are God’s chosen people and have a divine right to the land.17

The producer of With God on Our Side explains the objective of the film:

. . . a biblical alternative for Christians who want to love and support Israel, a theology that doesn’t favor one people group over another but instead promotes peace and reconciliation for both Jew and Palestinian” instead of endless Middle East violence.18

The problem with that pie-in-the-sky thinking is that the Palestinian leadership does not want peace with Israel. Rather, it wants a one-state solution—the destruction of Israel. The message of With God on Our Side to evangelicals is that the U.S.’s old pro-Israel foreign policy was based on end-time theology and has created great suffering among the Palestinians. But today’s more “socially aware” and “compassionate” Christians, they say, will reject that old policy and realize that the Palestinians are the victim group most in need of Christian compassion. Wallis, McLaren, and Tony Campolo heartily promoted that film, which was nothing more than another vehicle for social justice, social-gospel indoctrination, and an unbiblical spin on the clear teachings about Israel presented throughout the Scriptures.

Now we know that Marxism is nothing new. What Wallis and these other social-justice emerging leaders are promoting is nothing new either. But let’s take the wood, hay, and stubble of this dry, old, social-justice gospel and examine it more carefully—like the emergent church’s mix of Catholicism and liberal Protestantism; add Rick Warren’s global P.E.A.C.E. Plan and Willow Creek’s leadership summits featuring speakers like Bono, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Tony Blair, and Rick Warren, and before long things are burning out of control in the church. Throw in the fact that the foreword to Wallis’ book is written by Jimmy Carter, an anti-Israel leftist, and other endorsers who include Bill Hybels, Bono, and Brian McLaren (incidentally, a contributing editor for Sojourners), and a picture of a last-days apostate church comes clearly into focus.

Social-Justice Beliefs

To help get a clearer picture of the underlying agenda of the social-justice gospel, let’s look at some quotes by Jim Wallis on key biblical issues.

On being born again:
Jesus proclaimed, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. . . . He is saying that a whole new order is about to enter history, and if you want to be a part of it, you will need a change so fundamental that the Gospel of John would later refer to it as a “new birth.” Being born again was not meant to be a private religious experience that is hard to communicate . . . but rather the prerequisite for joining a new and very public movement—the Jesus and kingdom of God movement.”19 (emphasis added)

On Israel:
The completely one-sided support for Israel from conservative evangelicals rests on 2 things: one, a very dubious interpretation (and I’m being generous here) of biblical prophecy . . . in which the modern state of Israel is still equated with the Old Testament notion of “God’s Chosen People,” and a complete denial of the existence of Palestinian Christians.20

On Homosexual Rights:
Abomination is a pretty strong word . . . there is a debate and questions over the meaning of the word “abomination.”21 (Referring to Leviticus 18:22; as heard on Moody Christian Radio Network, in Chicago, Feb.19, 2008, when asked about government sanctions on civil unions for gays.)

On the Kingdom:
The kingdom of God, which Jesus came to inaugurate, is meant to create an alternate reality in this world, and ultimately to transform the kingdoms of this world.”22

On Repentance:
We are all familiar with the famous pop culture image of a street evangelist holding up a sign reading, “Repent, for the end is near!” But repentance is . . . often misunderstood. . . . one could imagine a group of pastors, priests, rabbis, and imams holding up a sign on Wall Street for the titans of the financial industry to see, reading, “Repent, or the end could be near again” . . . let’s have some sermons on the repentance of Wall Street.23

Sojourners On Bible Prophecy:
It’s all too easy to make fun of the extreme examples of prophecy belief that we encounter on bumper stickers and best-seller lists. When people talk breathlessly of the dangers of Universal Product Codes and automated teller machines as signs of the impending Tribulation, giggles and head shaking are hard to repress . . . when we ridicule apocalyptic interpretations of bar codes and the European Common Market, we are . . . properly rejecting an interpretive method that (suggests a) correspondence between biblical events and symbols, and our own lives. Ought Revelation to be included within the family of Christian texts, or should it be thrown on the fire of apocalyptic excesses?24

On the Imminent Return of Jesus:
In all of Wallis’ writings, I could find no hint of “our blessed hope” of Christ’s return. Nor could I find discussion by him of having a personal biblical relationship with Jesus Christ.

Spiritual Politics and the Theory of Revolution

The equating of biblical care of the downtrodden with a welfare socialistic state is rapidly changing the face of the evangelical church. This “pseudo-Christian” seemingly morality-based religion for the last days is infiltrating every corner of American society, and the church seems to have either lost the will to identify and counteract its influence or feels so guilty about its mega-excesses that it is operating out of a sense of works not in keeping with true biblical repentance. What I see in Wallis’ Great Awakening book is a preachy, self-righteous, shaming, finger-pointing rant. Quite a contrast from what God’s Word says:

For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. (Romans 10:3)

With the social-justice gospel, God’s righteousness, power, and salvation are set aside, and the focus is on man’s supposed righteousness, power, and his own path to salvation.

I believe this is a preview of an even deeper level of apostasy, a marriage of religion and politics that will ultimately come together under the dictatorial reign of Antichrist, who “causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave . . . ” to receive his mark. Is this the “level playing field” Wallis and others are working toward? If that’s true, then this is deception of the highest possible caliber, and we should find it thoroughly sobering in light of the lateness of the hour.

Social-gospel “reformers” deceptively blur the lines between two kingdoms, seeking to turn houses of worship into distribution centers for their causes. What they choose to ignore is that all the ills of society are merely symptoms—the root cause is sin. They reject the cure for sin through the Cross of Christ and instead treat symptoms—but in removing the Cross, they are conveniently free to affirm anyone’s beliefs. The result is a broad-road, all-inclusive everything-goes global social justice revolution, or what I call, “The Theory of Revolution.” Eventually, this “revolution” will lead to the persecution of Christian believers who refuse to bow to this spiritual politics that despises Israel as a nation and who believe in Bible prophecy.

Wallis says in his book that the majority of his audience is under thirty, and half of those are under 25. Worth noting also, Wallis, Campolo, McLaren, and Claiborne speak frequently at universities and colleges—some secular, many evangelical Christian. This is exactly what happened in the ’60s. The youth became the target. And today’s liberal emergent thinkers got their worldview from the counterculture agendas of America’s universities.

Lest you think Wallis himself is just some counterculture hippie type on the fringes of the establishment who has little influence, consider this: Jim Wallis is Vice-Chair for the Global Agenda Council on Values at the World Economic Forum,25 a global body that brings together the world’s most influential politicians and economists as they work to bring the world under a global authority.

Consider also that Sojourners receives a portion of its considerable funding from the Open Society Institute (billionaire leftist George Soros’ organization).26

Also, in 2007, the National Association of Evangelicals hosted a dinner gathering called, “A Global Leaders Forum.” The keynote speaker, Ban Ki Moon, is current head of the United Nations. In an article on the event titled, “Dinner With the Antichrist,” written by Wallis, he said that some Christians—those who read books like Left Behind—might say he had dinner with the Antichrist that night.27

Of the U.N. leader, Wallis stated:

Last night, the supposed Antichrist [Ban Ki Moon] was listening to gospel music, speaking of his own faith, quoting Scripture, celebrating a new alliance with “the evangelical church” on the critical issues of poverty and global warming, and bringing the conservative Christian crowd to its feet in smiling agreement with the U.N. secretary’s agenda.

Indeed, leader after Christian leader insisted this was a biblical agenda.28

This is a perfect illustration of how the social justice gospel is erroneously equated with biblical Christianity. I don’t know about you, but in light of the times, Wallis’ statement sends a chill up my spine. How gullible can one be who hears the head of the U.N. quote a Bible verse and then jumps to the outrageous conclusion that the U.N. has a biblical agenda? To me this defies comprehension and illustrates how far deception can go.

To those who may receive the information in this booklet, please be open and teachable regarding the times. The Bible commands us to contend for the faith once delivered to the saints! This applies to all who call themselves believers.

Now is not the time to hang on to any “sacred cows” of personality but to so love truth in our innermost being that nothing matters except to make sure we are on the side of truth. After all, if there is no such thing as absolute truth, is there such a thing as a lie?

May the Lord direct and guide us regarding this matter and all matters of faith, earnestly seeking His mind and heart in all things as laid out in His Word.

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1. This festival was Lifest in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the summer of 2010 with Luis Palau. You may listen to a radio interview between Mary Danielsen and radio host Ingrid Schlueter: The festival website is
3. “Barak Obama’s New Spiritual Advisor” (Frontpage Magazine, March 17, 2009. See also Sojourners History:
5. “Barak Obama’s New Spiritual Advisor,” op. cit.
6. Ibid.
7. Joan M. Harris, The Sojourners File (New Century Foundation Press, 1983).
8. “Barak Obama’s New Spiritual Advisor,” op. cit.
10. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Sustainability Planning Guide:
11. Jim Wallis, The Great Awakening (HarperCollins paperback edition, 2009), p. 25.
12. T. A. McMahon, “The Shameful Social Gospel” (The Berean Call,
13. Interview on with Brian McLaren on July 28, 2008,
14. McMahon, op. cit.
15. Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002), p. 285 (for more on this read Roger Oakland’s expose of the emerging church, Faith Undone, pp. 154-157.
16. One example:
19. The Great Awakening,op. cit., p.60.
20. Jim Wallis, “Politics Pushes Uneven Policies” (God’s Politics Blog, September 17, 2007,
21. As heard on Moody Christian Radio Network, in Chicago, Feb.19, 2008, when asked about government sanctions on civil unions for gays. www.
22. Jim Wallis, The Great Awakening, op. cit., p. 56.
23. Jim Wallis, “Wall Street Repent!” (Huffington Post, April 29, 2010,
24. Wes Howard-Brook, “Apocalypse Soon?” Sojourners, January 1999.
26. Sarah Pulliam Bailey, “Wallis Admits to Soros Funding” (Christianity Today, August 20, 2010,
27. Jim Wallis, “Dinner with the Antichrist” (
28. Ibid.

Also included in the Booklet format are the following two lists: 1) Some Key Players in the Social Gospel Movement; 2) Some Buzz Words in the Social Justice Gospel Movement.

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