“Christless” Christianity? Or is it…

interfaith… Buddhist, New Age, or Hindu “Christianity”?

The latest Pew Forum survey found out that American Christianity is closer to the above than Christ-ianity. Here are some “surprising” (really?) findings:

  • Nearly half say they have had a religious or mystical experience, “a “moment of sudden religious insight or awakening.”
  • Roughly 1 in 4 “Christians” say they believe in reincarnation, yoga as a spiritual practice,  spiritual energy in things like mountains, trees and crystals, and astrology.
  • About 30 percent say they have felt in touch with someone who’s dead, and about 20 percent have experienced ghosts.

Another confirmation of what Scott Clark calls the “Quest for Illegitimate Religious Experience”: the evangelical emphasis on unmediated “encounter” with God, which is  nothing more than anti-Scripturalism cloaked in a stew of mysticism, Pentecostalism, anti-doctrinalism, and Gnosticism.

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1 thought on ““Christless” Christianity? Or is it…”

  1. Two Sundays ago our Pastor, Pastor Ron Gleason, preached that if anyone offers or recommends a book to you about how to make your life easier, how to become a more successful you as a Christian, don’t listen because that is exactly against what Jesus taught.
     
    Matthew 7:13-14 says, 13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
     
    It’s sad to see that modern day Christianity believes and expects life as a follower of Christ to be easy, fun, and enjoyable.

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