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A Harlot, an Emergent and a Pope Walked into a Bar…


There can be no doubt that the emerging religious synthesis between the Emergent Church and the Mystery religions is part of Satan’s plan to usher in a false religion.  A One-World religion, paving the way for the Anti-Christ, is coming.  In fact, the unity of all religions in a One-World system is a stated purpose of the New Age/occult (The Emergent/New Age Connection)

But when “Christianity” begins to say the same thing as the occult then it is time to wake up and take notice of what is going on.

This began all the way back in Genesis at the Tower of Babel. This is not a “new” or “re-imagined” Christianity, but rather an ancient scheme of Satan designed to bring together a united rebellion against the only true God.

But how will Satan do it?

Integral Consciousness

The West is actually no longer Post-Modern. We are past that point now. Right now we are “emerging” from Post-Modernism into post-Post-Modernism.

Integral Consciousness is an “emerging area of discourse” within philosophy. Altitude handout. Pages

Where Post-Modernism de-constructed the foundations of absolute truth, Integral Theory/Spirituality, promoted by Ken Wilber, seeks to build a new platform of truth and reality. ken wilberThis new platform is created by bringing together a synthesis of the “best of pre-modern, modern, and postmodern reality. It is portrayed as a “theory of everything” and offers an approach “to draw together an already existing number of separate paradigms into an interrelated network of approaches that are mutually enriching.” (source: wikipedia)

Think of it like this: Post-modernism philosophy broke down (de-constructed) everything that we previously had accepted as truth – whether it was in art, design, philosophy or religion. The broken bits and pieces of truth’s foundation were left lying around for anyone to pick up and create whatever truth they wanted out of the mess. Every part equally true and important as the next, a level playing field of truth was created (otherwise known as “relativism”).

(I am engaging poetic licence at this point): Now along comes Satan, rubbing his hands at the field of broken truth. He picks up all the “best” bits of these broken truths and starts fitting them together until gradually a form emerges…. The best way to entice and seduce humanity? “Peace – they all want that: I’ll put that bit of Buddhism in;… “Love” , yes, that will stick – a bit of Jesus’ teachings will do here; ….Unity – ooooh that’ll really get ’em going – I’ll take that New Age concept of unity and stick it right in the middle there. Hmmmm – now what to stick it all together with…? – Aha! Human Integral Theory – that will be the glue.”

You may wonder how this post-post Modern philosophy will be sold to humanity. The answer is simple: Pride – the oft-proven and thus oft-repeated method. Human pride in philosophy and intellectualism is appealed to by Satan and used to aid his plans.. As we saw in The Emergent-cy of Post-Modernist Christianity , philosophy does influence and shape culture.

Satan is now using human Integral Theory to re-construct a new reality out of the debris of post-modern deconstructionism.

This is the philosophical Tower of Babel.

This philosophical Tower of Babel will then be expedited by mysticism into integrating all religions, including a form of Christianity, into a synthesis of the “best” of each religion.  (See: Mysteries and Mysticism) This will create a false religious system which the Bible calls the “great harlot” or “Mystery Babylon”:

Mystery Babylon the Great

harlotbeastAnd I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written:




And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her I marveled with great amazement.”

(Revelation 17:5)

Notice the beast which the woman sits on – the false religious system will “ride on” the united One-World government. The tenth horn on the beast’s head is the Anti-Christ, which is also riding on the One-world government.

It is crucial to understand that what is occurring within the Emergent Church, and the world at large, is opposed to Jesus Christ Himself. Jesus Christ is God’s appointed Ruler. He came to earth the first time as the humble, obedient Lamb. The second time He is coming as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Judge and Ruler. God has exalted Him far above all rule and authority.

This knowledge absolutely infuriates Satan. Satan hates Jesus with an undying passion. He is jealous of Christ’s authority and position – for this is the very position to which he tried to exalt himself (see Isaiah 14:12-15). When Satan sets up the anti-Christ as the authority on earth it is his way of trying to usurp Jesus Christ’s rightful authority as King of kings. Satan ultimately wants to be worshipped and will receive worship through this person of anti-Christ.  The anti-Christ is a substitute of the real Christ. We must realize that when absolute truth is attacked, down-graded or dismissed, it is a direct attack on Jesus Christ Himself. Truth is not a disembodied philosophy nor theory. No – Truth is a person – Jesus Christ. “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” said Jesus Christ, John 14:6.

Anti-Christ – is a counterfeit “Christ” opposed to the true Christ.

The great harlot – is a counterfeit religion opposed to the true Bride of Christ.

Make no mistake: there is another “Christ”.

And this false Christ is already making headway into the Church.


Integral Theory/Spirituality and the Emergent Church

So has Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory entered the Emergent Church?…

Rob Bell: “For a mind-blowing introduction to emergence theory and divine creativity, set aside three months and read Ken Wilber’s A Brief History of Everything.” Velvet Elvis, pg 192

Brian McLaren: on “A Theory of Everything and “The Marriage of Sense and Soul”
These two books by philosopher Ken Wilber are not the next Christendom Christian books, but the way of thinking Wilber promotes and exemplifies which he calls integral thinking and which I call emergent thinking  is powerful and important, in my opinion.”


But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.” 2 Corinthians 11:3, 4

(On Jan. 21, 2014, Kenneth Copeland Ministries received a personal video message from Pope Francis calling for “unity” which caused a leader to declare “Luther’s protest is over!” (ie Protestantism)  Watch his message here and Kenneth Copeland’s reaction to it:


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23 thoughts on “A Harlot, an Emergent and a Pope Walked into a Bar…

  1. How sad for you…at least Gamaliel had the wisdom to say “leave it alone” if it is of man it will just go away and the humility to state that this might be of God, and if so you will find yourself fighting against Him. Save your judging for when you actually know something.

    • I’m not sure how logical it is to use scripture to defend a movement that deliberately seeks to undermine the authority of that scripture… But I guess the obvious difference here is that the apostles actually were following the Way of Jesus and preaching repentance and forgiveness of sins in His Name, and that is in fact why they were bought before the Sanhedrin and beaten. (Acts 5:27-42). This is certainly not the case with the Emergent Church.

      There is no need to wait and see whether the Emergent movement is of God or not for they have plainly distinguished themselves as NOT of God, having undermined the authority of His Word, the Personhood of His Son and His atoning work at Calvary.

      • Seriously….the “straw man” approach to defending an idea is just wrong on all levels. If you are going to paint an entire movement with such broad strokes you will always make your point. Most everyone I have read in the “satanic” effort you speak about would clearly affirm your doctrinal points….so attacking the fringe is usually the easy way to make your case. These are good people who love Jesus with everything they are. Just because they have issues with certain tenants of fundamentalism does not make them apostates. The way of Jesus you speak about was a cult to the rest of the Jewish world. Please harness your “truth” in the “grace” of your posting title. This is the way of Jesus.

      • I agree there are many good, sincere people within the Emergent movement who love Jesus. I know some myself. However the fact that there are some sincere believers within this movement does not qualify it as a godly one. Please do your own research on the teaching of these leaders. I am not “attacking the fringe” as you put it but exposing the very roots of the movement. If it really was of God it could stand up to scrutiny, but it simply cannot.
        The leaders who began the emergent movement, ie Doug Pagitt, Brian McLaren etc are using a post-modern literary tool called “deconstructionism” to dismantle the Bible and the apostles’ foundational doctrines. Over and over again they have undermined the authority of the Word of God and the divinity of Jesus Christ. Brian McLaren called the cross “divine child abuse”. This is the very essence and heart of Christianity. Without the cross there is no Christianity. Jesus said that we shall “Know them by their fruits”. The fruit of this movement is New Age pagan worship. They are now using labyrinths, meditation and other occult practices with which to “worship” God. Brian McLaren, in collaboration with a New Age yoga teacher, has recently brought out a video series “integrating Naked spirituality, Yoga, Tai Chi and Chi Gong” ( They openly promote the teachings of New Age/Buddhist spiritualist/teacher Ken Wilber, who has never even pretended to be a Christian. It is interesting that while they are “deconstructing” the Bible, and have issues with “certain tenets of fundamentalism” as you say, they seem to have no issue with reading and promoting Ken Wilber’s books on pagan spirituality.
        Please seek God on this and find out for yourself.

    • Gamaliel was an unbeliever.

      If we’re to look to unbelievers for advice, I hear that Gandhi and Einstein are very popular these days, as is Rob Bell, et al.

  2. Belinda, I watched the video with the Pope talking to Copeland. Unbelievable – we must certainly stop our selves from being deceived by another Jesus, who isn’t found in the Scriptures.

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  4. Insidious. The old fable of the camel’s nose in the tent door. Offer chocolate and people start thinking with their taste buds instead of discerning through Paraclete. I recall when I very publicly challenged how process theology had overtaken my denomination – most people didn’t know what I was talking about even though they followed it. How seductive to think God is not complete and we can affect the evolution of God into divine more! My prayer does not change God – it changes me!! Even if I believed nothing of what you say, when I see denominations ordaining people who openly proclaim they do not believe Jesus is Messiah, cover up the most grotesque sins against the young and vulnerable, when I see Christians bending over backwards to defend the beliefs of religions who openly intend to destroy Christianity, what further proof is needed that the Way of Jesus is the target for destruction?

    • Exactly. It’s the devils old trick – first he tries outright murder, and then he tries “mixture”, the more subtle way…. “Insidious” seems to be the perfect word for it. We need to pray for the faithful remnant. Thanks for reading! God bless you

  5. ” “Peace – they all want that: I’ll put that bit of Buddhism in;… “Love” , yes, that will stick – a bit of Jesus’ teachings will do here; ….Unity – ooooh that’ll really get ‘em going – I’ll take that ”

    Your view of Satan is indeed quite appealing; Love, Peace and Unity.
    Remind me again why Love, Peace and Unity are evil?

    • I think you may have missed the whole point of my article. Love, peace and unity are not evil. Satan uses various parts of most religions to blend together a one-world religion, which is where it will all end up. Integral theory is the glue holding it all together.

  6. That’s right – and they’ve always been pagan. “Christianizing” something pagan does not make it Christian.

  7. Isaac Penington explains the Babylonish Church very well:

    Here is a poet that I wrote a while back:

    “The Hidden Streets of Babylon”

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  9. Correction: it should read “poem”, not “poet” (in my previous comment above).

    Here is some more from Isaac Penington:

    “Babylon the Great”

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  11. I absolutely LOVE the title of this post; it is SO funny!

    You could also rename this post “Three Whores Walk Into a Bar. . .”

    Birds of a feather flock together. Worldly people (people who want peace with the world system) will always gravitate towards each other. True Christians (people who have peace with the Father through the shed Blood of Jesus) will always gravitate towards the Lord (the Presence of God) and away from worldly churches.

    • Ha Ha, me too. God gave me that title – He certainly does have a sense of humour! Although He is not laughing about the current situation in the church. I also like your title suggestion….Amen, Lord open the eyes of more!! It truly shocks me how so many are so easily taken in by the Emergent Church and popery. God bless you Tim

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  13. A great Amber/Blue Staged perspective from someone still at that level of development. Thank you for your post.

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