Tony Jones and the Emergent Heretical Church
Tony Jones is an author and blogger for the so called "Emergent Church". You can read his works in books and online.
First lets examine just what is the "Emergent Church", how they define themselves, Here is a quote from D.A. Carson's definition,
" theologian D.A. Carson defines the Emerging Church Movement as a group of people who believe the church must use new modes of expressing the Gospel as western culture adopts a postmodern mindset. "T
This group is actually an anti-biblical attack from Satan on the fundamentals of the Christian faith in the guise of spirituality. They like the churches of Pergamum and Thyatira (See below) in the book of Revelation, seemed like represented Christ, but were actually compromising the Kingdom of God, to suit their own perversions. Notice the sin in the Church of Thyatira, it involved the leadership who caused the sheep to commit sexual sins, because they permitted Jezebel to use the church as a base of operations. The church in Thyatira was rebuked by Christ and was threatend with severe jugdement for its sins. This is the same with the Emergent Church, nothing new here, the same sexual permissiveness with a "sheep covering" of Christianity.
Tony Jones recently in a beliefnet Blog wrote how he feels Christian leaders such as himself, who openly endorse gay marriage and gay rights should make themselves known rather then hide. He acts as if its an act of "Moral Righteousness" to glory in the sins God destroyed the cities of Sodom. I do agree with him, so called "Christian leaders" should make themselves known, so they can be exposed as "false prophets", like Tony Jones. Lets pray they heed the advice of this apostate, and reveal themselves, so the sheep who hear the voice of Christ can escape from the false shepherds.
20 "Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 "And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. 22 "Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.23"I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works. Revelation 2:20-23
I am sure many young and new believers who have been indoctrinated by the secular, schools, universities and media might find it tempting to be tolerant of these perversions. The question then we need to ask, will Tony Jones and the Emergent group use this same reasoning to justify prostitution, bestiality, pornography and other sexual sins? Why do they stop at homosexuality?
For true believers in the Bible, we must not give way to these modern day idolaters, we must combat them with the WORD of God. We stand and fall on the word of God, lets rescue the lost sheep who are following these modern day false prophets.