At that time I didn’t know that Oral Roberts was carrying on the Word of Faith traditions of New Thought practitioners such as Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Essex Kenyan, Norman Vincent Peale, Robert Schuler, and many other false teachers of the time.Though I didn’t know anything about Word of Faith or New Thought then I knew that the way they were representing Christianity was just not right somehow. Lewis called "Screwtape Letters" was a clever idea in exposing a number of tactics of the enemy.I began to notice how that tree has proliferated almost everywhere and then my wife looked up the information on this tree on the web.As she began to read the facts about this tree and its proliferation I began to see an allegorical parallel to what is going on in much of Christendom.Richardson, rather, sets forth what has become the foundation for the false teachings of the WCGIP, YWAM, a number of Bible translation societies and the Emerging Church ...the propostion that men from Gentile cultures have always been seeking God and that Gentile cultures were already worshipping the true God before missionaries came with the Gospel.I was driving along and noticing that spring has sprung here in North Carolina.One of the first trees to bloom is the Bradford Pear.
The new Universalists would include Emerging Church leaders like Brian Mc Laren, Leonard Sweet, Spencer Burke, Alan Jones and others like Wycliffe, Society of Biblical Literature, World Christian Gathering of Indigenous Peoples, Richard Twiss, Daniel Kikawa, Terry Le Blanc, Rick Warren, Henry Nowen, YWAM, Tony Campolo, Robert Schuller, George Otis Jr., and even Billy Graham.
Jacob Prasch has repeated this phrase in his teachings over the years …
“A text, out of context, in isolation from co-text is always a pre-text."A huge problem today is that individuals and movements tend to yank verses out of their context and build a cult of heresy around them.
But as I further investigated this verse I found that Richardson even ignored the true meaning of the FIRST half of the verse in favor of a few translations that use the phrase "eternity in their hearts".
Jeremiah -11 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the LORD.