Brian Brodersen Now Promoting Contemplative Mysticism

Calvary Costa Mesa’s Brian Brodersen – via his Creation Fest – appears to be working in an active, continual partnership with the Church of England. On their Social media pages, CFest has had LIVE Q&A sessions with Tim Thornton – [COE] Bishop of Truro [Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary]; And, on April 26th, CFest posted “The Official Common Worship App” from the Church of England, for anyone to download. Bishop Thornton has also been a frequent speaker at various CFest events.

The CFest 2017 will feature contemplative advocate Kay Arthur. See: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=11053 And also: http://apprising.org/2014/07/05/kay-arthur-with-erroneous-contemplative-interpretation-of-psalm-4610/

The Big news is that Brian Brodersen’s CFest is now an active participant & promoter of the COE’s “Thy Kingdom Come” [TKC] ecumenical prayer event, to be held at the Truro Cathedral, May 28th, 2017 – and “Hosted by Creation Fest UK“. Their Facebook post of May 10th states: “JOIN US in prayer with an afternoon of events at the majestic Truro Cathedral as part of the global Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative.”

The COE’s Truro Cathedral FB page post of May 10, 2017 specifically identifies the Thy Kingdom Come event to be held there on May 28, as “Creation Fest UK’s event“. [See links & screen captures]

Truro Cathedral’s FB page events post declares: “Join the worldwide initiative to pray – http://www.thykingdomcome.global in partnership with the Diocese of Truro, Churches Together in Cornwall and Creation Fest“.

See:  https://www.facebook.com/events/637597366438107/?acontext={“action_history”:”[{\”surface\”:\”page\”,\”mechanism\”:\”page_upcoming_events_card\”,\”extra_data\”:[]}]”,”has_source”:true}

And see: https://www.facebook.com/creationfestuk/photos/a.431524083720.192705.123195133720/10154651135978721/?type=3&theater

And see: https://www.facebook.com/creationfestuk/photos/a.431524083720.192705.123195133720/10154626763903721/?type=3&theater

The TKC events are billed as a series of “Prayer” events, but are thoroughly contemplative. Included in the TKC materials are instructions for activities for individuals, families, churches and children, that include, amongst other things:

  • Lectio Divina
  • Labyrinth walking
  • Prayer Stations
  • Breath Prayers
  • Sitting in silence for extended periods
  • Taize Worship (w/ candles & music)
  • Symbolic (ritualistic) body movements, hand signs etc. – called “Prayer Games

Also, many of these practices are combined and executed together. Then, there are many “activities” designed for children, specifically to engage their senses and activate their imagination. Teaching them God’s Word does not seem to be one of these activities.

NOTE that most of these activities are designed to put one into an altered state of consciousness. It is well known that altered states render one susceptible to occultic spiritual (demonic) influences. These forces can subtly influence one towards anti-biblical beliefs and into further occultic practices.

The TKC “Facilitator’s Guidebook” indicates it was written by the contemplative monks of the Society of St. John the Evangelist [SSJE.org] These monks host regular contemplative retreats at their facilities. See https://www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/102

One of the handouts – “Praying the 11 prayers of Thy Kingdom Come” – Like the schedule for the daily prayers that end in Taize contemplation, so the prayers of Thy Kingdom Come end with:

[9:] “Celebration” – using the occultic statement: “Everything and everyone we meet is sacred and charged with God’s Glory” [10:] “Silence – contemplation“; [11:] Saying “I do this in God’s name“…

To summarize: Note that Brian Brodersen, as the Executive Director of the Creation Fest UK – is directly responsible for it’s activities. It has been demonstrated that the Thy Kingdom Come activities are based on contemplative, consciousness altering practices. Brodersen’s CFest FB page shows us CFest is hosting the event, and the COE’s Truro Cathedral FB page states that the May 28th event is “Creation Fest UK’s event”. For Brodersen and company to try to deny or claim ignorance of the contemplative factors being promoted here would be useless. BB is not simply reposting or liking posts by known contemplatives – He is now, himself now an active promoter of contemplative mysticism.

[NOTE: The links herein may be deleted by BB and co. after this article appears. This is why screen captured documentation is important.]

Also – All of documentation/ screen captures are now available for enlarged viewing on a separate page @  https://emergentwatch.com/documentation/

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Holy Yoga EXPOSED!

Emergent Watch takes a close look at the  so-called Christian ministry of “Holy Yoga”. Holy Yoga has been around since 2005, and is the brainchild of Brooke Boon. This group came to our attention when it was discovered it was being brought into local churches in Orange County, CA. Since at least 2013, it has been a regular “ministry” at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church, and Mariner’s, Irvine.

 

 Holy Yoga has recently shown they are teaching not simply yogic postures, but the breathing exercises known as Pranayama – which is designed to awaken occult Kundalini powers. Surveying the Holy Yoga podcasts on Soundcloud, it is also discovered that they are teaching guided meditations, “Breath Prayers”, Christianized Mantra meditation, as well as contemplative spirituality.

Although they claim to “100% Jesus and 100% Yoga” – The eastern occultic concepts integral to yogic practices – such as Chakras, Niyamas, etc. – are integrated into their teachings. Even the monistic spiritual concepts associated with chanting “OM”, are accepted as valid. These occultic concepts and the doctrines they are based upon are diametrically opposed to genuine biblical Christianity.

The following is a video expose’ of “Holy Yoga”:

As has been noted by many researchers – even the yoga poses themselves are connected with demonic “gods”. Yogic postures are not simply “stretching” exercises. As has been demonstrated, what is known as “Hatha Yoga” developed within and came out of the occult “left-handed” Tantric schools of Indian practices. Everything having to do with “yoga” is very dangerous, and can never be synthesized or Christianized.

NOTE: “The things Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God. I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons!” – 1 Corinthians 10:20-21

 

If you know someone involved in Yoga, or other New Age/ occultic practices, pray for them and pray for a way for you to reach out to them with the truth.

Brian Brodersen’s Creation Fest – Live ‘Teaching Event’ with Anglican Bishop

On Monday March 13, 2017 – Brian Brodersen’s Creation Fest posted on Twitter, announcing their upcoming live Facebook event, “Life Lessons from the Bible”. The event features the Anglican (Church of England) Bishop of Truro, Tim Thornton.  The post beckons, “Tune in and talk, text, tweet, AND *LEARN WITH @Bishop Truro and Steve Wild”. Thornton is also known as “Lord Spiritual”, and has been a member of the House of Lords since 2013.

Aside from from Brodersen’s open endorsement (on 4/14/2016) of Nicky Gumbel and his contemplative “Alpha” – this is his most brazen ecumenical move – even his boldest, since splitting from the CCA back in November. If anyone has any lingering doubts about Brodersen and the direction he intends to take his Calvary Chapel, they need to contemplate this.

As EmergentWatch has documented over the last 3 1/2 years, Brian Brodersen, via his Creation Fest – has been in a semi-hidden ecumenical partnership with many aberrant churches in the UK – particularly the Anglican Church of England. The COE and Rome recently solidified their partnership with a new “Common Declaration” between Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby on Oct. 6, 2016.

This should be a huge red flag to the church of the state of the ongoing apostasy – That things are getting very late. How bad does Brodersen have to get- does he have to burn incense to Ba’al before people are alarmed? Christians are herein advised to mark Brodersen and his partners, and to separate themselves from this ecumenical apostasy.  He is most certainly in grave error and is now beyond accountability, and possibly beyond correction.

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For more on Brodersen and his “Creation Fest” see: https://emergentwatch.com/2016/05/08/calvary-chapel-alert-brian-brodersen-now-partnering-with-hillsong-and-other-aberrant-groups-at-his-uk-creation-fest/

And see: https://emergentwatch.com/2015/05/31/calvary-chapel-alert-leaderships-stealth-partnership-with-the-church-of-england-and-catholics/

Also: https://emergentwatch.com/2016/11/29/big-lies-that-matter/

And: https://emergentwatch.com/2016/11/22/calvary-chapel-2012-pastors-conference-on-future-leadership/

And: https://emergentwatch.com/2016/11/11/calvary-chapel-truth-or-consequences/

Calvary Costa Mesa’s Brian Brodersen, Hillsong and Bethel, Redding

Calvary Costa Mesa’s Brian Brodersen has openly endorsed Hillsong and it’s leader, Brian Houston – on KWVE’s “Pastor’s Perspective” program of December 3, 2015. Brodersen publicly certifies Hillsong as “Orthodox” in spite of their many well known aberrations – And even though less than a year later, Hillsong’s Houston was a featured speaker at the heretical, New Age, Bethel Redding’s “Open Heavens” conference of October 4, 2016. In light of these, and other events, it appears that the convergence of apostasy is rapidly accelerating. Now is the time to stand on God’s Word, and resist the global convergence.

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Mark Batterson Reveals his New Age mystical influences

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More than a few discernment articles have been written, exposing Batterson’s occultic ideology – [see http://beginningandend.com/the-circle-maker-heresy-witchcraft-in-the-church/  but none has been as revealing as what the author revealed in 2006.

Mark Batterson – lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington DC, and Best-selling “Christian” author of the infamous “Circle Maker” book series – did an article back in august 2006, wherein he reveals who the authors who have influenced him. See http://web.archive.org/web/20061209190909/www.evotional.com/reading.htm

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Among the books Batterson lists as “Recomended books” are:

The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren; Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas; The Power of Positive Prophecies by Laurie Beth Jones; The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho; The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield; Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins; The Vision and the Vow by Pete Greig [HTB & Alpha]; When Heaven Invades Earth by Bill Johnson; The Success Principles by Jack Canfield; Soul Tsunami by Leonard Sweet; A New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren; Messy Spirituality by Michael Yaconelli; In the Name of Jesus by Henri Nouwen; Fresh Wind Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala; The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard; The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence; Practicing the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle; Toward a Psychology of Being by Abraham Maslow

And, yes, Batterson is an advocate & active promoter of Contemplative mysticism.

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Another Look at Brian Brodersen, ‘Creation Fest’ and their Ecumenical Ties

In case you’ve haven’t seen this, or were unable to connect the dots on my previous video presentations of the documentation on Brian Brodersen’s “Creation Fest” [UK] and it’s ecumenical links – Here is the connection simplified – in a few simple JPEG images.

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Brodersen’s “Creation Fest” and the UK churches it partnerships with are all members of the Evangelical Alliance – EU.UK.

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The EU.UK is essentially run by Archbishop (of Canterbury) Justin Welby’s Anglican Communion; And Welby and Pope Francis are good friends. See http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5076/archbishop-justin-meets-pope-francis-in-rome

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Also see: http://www.trunews.com/article/one-world-religion-advances-with-vatican-anglican-meeting

 The Anglican church is also hugely involved in the practice and promotion of contemplative mysticism. Nickey Gumbel, of Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) – an Anglican church that was the European home of the “Laughing Revival” – is also a friend of the Pope. HTB’s contemplative “Alpha” organization is also a member of the EA.UK.

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Brodersen’s Creation Fest has used Anglican (“Church of England”) speakers at it’s events.

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Brodersen’s Ecumenicism bodes ill for the future of his “Calvary Chapel Global Network”.

>> NOTE: Under the direction of Calvary Costa Mesa’s Brian Brodersen – People who make professions of faith at Creation Fest events are given into the hands of the churches that have ‘partnered’ with the CF – Which includes Catholic, Anglican and other churches!

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Also see: https://emergentwatch.com/2015/05/31/calvary-chapel-alert-leaderships-stealth-partnership-with-the-church-of-england-and-catholics/

And: https://emergentwatch.com/2016/05/08/calvary-chapel-alert-brian-brodersen-now-partnering-with-hillsong-and-other-aberrant-groups-at-his-uk-creation-fest/

 and recently, see: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/15/archbishop-canterbury-thinks-were-all-fascists-cheers/

The Convergence of New Age Theology and Progressive Politics

On Feb. 2-4 a New Age, liberal progressive confab is set for Washington DC, with a bevy of speakers – see http://sistergiant.com/

Led by Marianne Williamson, the modern day rep for the demonic “Course in Miracles” – The “Sister Giant in DC” event will also feature: the socialist Bernie Sanders, psychic Jean Houston, leftist Dennis Kucinich, Qabbalistic “Rabbi” Micheal Lerner and a host of other leftist new agers.

The list includes: the Co-founder of (online) #BlackLivesMatter; Reps from the apostate Union Theological Seminary: Reps from the Muslim Public Affairs Council; President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies; the Executive Director of the Network of Spiritual Progressives; Four teachers of contemplative “Mindfulness”; and Leftist media reps from: MSNBC; CNN; NBC; BBC; PBS; WashPost and others.