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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A New Heresy: C5 Contextualization Evangelism

Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons - 1 Timothy 4:1

There is a heresy infiltrating the church. It is a heretical form of evangelism that waters down the gospel and strips Jesus of His deity. The name of this heretical form of evangelism is C5 Contextualization.

C5 Contextualization takes relating to the religious persuasions of indigenous peoples to a new level. This is a form of "evangelism" that holds that we shouldn't seek to have people change their religion (e.g. Islam, Buddhist, Hindu, etc.) but only get people to accept "Jesus" into their religious context. For instance Muhammad is seen as a valid prophet of God and the Koran a holy book. The result is that the gospel is completed watered down and Jesus robbed of His deity in this "evangelism". Paul warned of being deceived and accepting "another Jesus whom we have not preached, or . . . a different gospel" (2 Corinthians 11:3-4). That is exactly what C5 Contextualization instructs the Christian to do. I encourage you to watch this short video and be aware of such "doctrines of demons" that are proliferating in our day. God help us. God give us discernment. God give us spiritual and scriptural insight to discern truth from falsehood and then contend for the faith once and for all handed down to us (1 Corinthians 2:14; Philippians 1:9; Jude 3-4).

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