In taking the time this week to shed more light on the inclusion/ecumenical/universalism heresy that Earl “The Abomination” Paulk and his family have adopted, I can’t ignore one of the original false teachers who pushes this garbage here in the metro-Atlanta area…Dr. Barbara L. King.
a loosely allied group of organizations, authors, philosophers, and individuals who share a set of metaphysical beliefs concerning healing, life force, Creative Visualization, and personal power.
The new thought movement has a foundational belief in diversity, tolerance, and unity. However (as with most all ecumenical pursuits), diversity, tolerance, and unity is not extended to those of us who claim the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ as the ONLY means of access to salvation and eternal relationship with God our Father.
Take a look at Hillside Heretical’s “symbol”:
And just in case you’re wondering, according to Hillside Heretical: the spiritual faculty for June is “imagination”, the physical center for June is “the center of the forehead” (the “third eye”, if you will), and the color is light blue.
And you can go to Hillside Heretical’s website to learn what the meaning of their symbol is (it’s on the first page of the site – scroll down). If they’re a “Christian Church”, then why not use the cross as their symbol (or at least some super funky hip version of the cross that even the seeker sensitive’s use)?
Barb claims that the Hillside Heretical Center is a Christian church, yet she’s an avowed believer in metaphysical beliefs? As a “Christian minister”, does she give any credence to Colossians 2:6-8 (my emphasis in bold):
6Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
7having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.
8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
At this point it shouldn’t surprise you to know that Carlton “The Heretic” Pearson has “blessed” Barb and Hillside Heretical with his presence on several occasions this year- to speak on…you guessed it, “inclusionism” (i.e. good people can go to heaven because they’re good – and they don’t need to repent and accept God’s gift of salvation through His Son).
You can visit Hillside Heretical’s website to learn more about their new thought views – and how they attempt to align with sound biblical doctrine, but I wanted to highlight an event that Barb is having over at Hillside Heretical this coming Sunday [6/22/08] – “The Interfaith/Intercultural Service”.
Let’s take a closer look at the “communities” that have been invited to participate in this event:
- Hebrew – no belief in the deity of Jesus Christ
- Islamic – rejects the divinity of Jesus Christ
- Unitarian Universalists- a variable “hodge podge” of world religions, rejects the divinity of Jesus Christ
- Zen Buddhists- believe in “attaining enlightenment through meditation” and rejects all manner of scriptural study, religious rites, and devotion (oh, and they deny the divinity of Jesus Christ)
- New Thought Metaphysical – enough said already
- Roman Catholics – you already know how I feel about the RCC. Even though they believe in the divinity of Christ, they still fit right in with this bunch.
So there you have it – a virtual soup of unity, universalism, moral relativism, inclusion, love, heresy, apostasy, and more – all under the guise of an extended interpretation of God through Jesus Christ.
Paul already warned the Athenian philosophers of his day about trying to philosophically understand God without Jesus Christ (Acts 17:10-34 NASB). Barb and the folks at Hillside Heretical (and even Club Heretic) had better pay close attention to a particularly ominous pronouncement in Paul’s admonition on Mars Hill:
29“Being then the children of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man.
30“Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent,
31because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.”
Paul was right. The bible is right. PERIOD.
If you subscribe to the teaching of Barb and Hillside Heretical, you need to repent and return to your First Love, flee this church club, and don’t look back.
God will not continue to ignore this foolishness…