Dan Boone


Revelation

What about the book of Revelation? There is undeniable evidence that the Bible is divinely inspired regarding all. Billy Sunday once said, “When the Bible says one thing, and scholarship says another, scholarship can go plumb to the devil. A person can depend upon all the doctrines and all the prophecies contained within the Bible! God makes it clear; you can trust every word from the Bible.

Timothy from a child even had understanding into the Scriptures.

2 Tim. 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Might I add that Timothy did not have any original to read, I’m sure copies of copies.

Paul said, “2 Cor 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. {corrupt: or, deal deceitfully with} {in Christ: or, of Christ}

The apostle tells us that false apostles corrupt the word of God. When God started to show me the many ways the Word of God is being changed today, my alarm went off with many questions as to why we simple folk are not being warned of the subtle changes. Then I had to look directly at myself for being deceived by the subtlety of our adversary. I was warned of how easy it is to be deceived!

Their (false apostles, teachers) own inventions and imaginations, were giving a different doctrine. Just like the Word is being changed, the Word is now being delivered not as the pure Word of God, but it is a deadly mix and might I add God hates the mix.

All it takes is a little poison.

What are the teachings on Revelation within our Nazarene Denomination?What does the Bible say about the Earth’s future? about Heaven? about Hell?

Should it matter?

Dan Boone speaking at the 2007 Mission Conference in Kansas City. In this Breakout session, Dr. Boone speaks on the book of Revelation and how to teach it to the youth of today. Using his Book “Answers for Chicken Little” as a guide as well as our Wesleyan and Nazarene Heritage to explain and guide us to a better understanding of the Book of Revelation?

Is this what John Wesley taught about Scripture?

Teaching Revelation to the Postmodern Crowd- click

Answers For Chicken Little by Dan Boone


Many voices speaking today about the end times sound a lot like Chicken Little: they prophesy doom and destruction, the Antichrist and Armageddon. All this apocalyptic speculation creates an atmosphere of sensationalism and dread–but the Revelation of Jesus to John was meant to bring hope. Too many Christians have become hesitant to study this book of the Bible because of the confusion that surrounds it. But as an experienced pastor, Dan Boone affirms that any child of God can read and understand the truth of Revelation. His friendly, conversational style brings the message of Revelation into the idiom of life in our contemporary world. This book will help readers understand: The context of the Revelation and what it meant to the churches of that day The characteristics of apocalyptic and prophetic literature and how they are meant to be read The application that this important book of the Bible holds for our lives today Answers for Chicken Little gives a responsible interpretation of Revelation that replaces predictions of doom with a compelling vision of who Jesus is and of His message about living as a redeemed people with hope for the future.

Teaching Revelation to the Postmodern Crowd

If you are interested in listening to more of the 07 Conference,

Scroll down toward the bottom for more Breakout Sessions.

Emerging Church?  What is it?

What is Emergent?

Tim Keel, Mike King, Sean Heston, Jon Middendorf, Greg Horton & Brian Hull

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Jon Middendorf

Emerging Theology
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Tim Condor

The Church in Transition

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Tim Conder

Missional Approaches to Community

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Tim Keel

 

Reckoning with Intuition: Rediscovering Imagination and Releasing Creativity in the Local Church

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Tim Keel & Mike King

Emerging Spiritually

In closing Jesse Middendorf and others have been contacted on the concerns I have for the Church, another Nazarene just resently received the very same letter that was sent out to me months ago. Here is a quote from Jesse Middendorf on the Emergent Church:

“We do not endorse those “emergent churches: or leaders who are not orthodox in their theology. The involvement of many of our young pastors and students in the conversation is an attempt to embrace the positive dimensions while clearly articulating an orthodox interpretation of Scripture and theology.”

Brothers and Sisters I have listened to the above Breakout Session, which were at our 2007 Missional Conference and you would be hard pressed to call them an orthodox interpretation of Scripture and theology in the way of John Wesley.

God bless

 

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Dear Nazarene Christians

My name is Sue Butler and for the last 13 years I have been a member, along with my husband at Albany Grace Church of the Nazarene. I as a young child was bussed to a Nazarene Church in Valdosta, GA. Over the years, we have been very active in our local church.
Recently, we came across some terrible information when we researched some of the teachings that were showing up in our literature, as well as terms that were cropping up, that were similar to Catholic terms. Then, we discovered the “Emergent Church” folks and were alarmed at how our schools and seminaries have opened the doors to them and their heresies, especially in programs such as Youth Specialties, Youth front, etc., which have wholeheartedly gone the way of this “new conversation”.
Of particular interest, is the influence of Brian McLaren. After careful research, we were deeply appalled at his foundational beliefs.
Another alarming influence in our denomination is that of Jon Middendorf. He has adopted the “emergent” viewpoint from all the indications we have found. I spoke with Jon Middendorf about some of the teachings, which are not found in the Bible. Jon was very polite and kind, but we were not able to come to any agreement on Biblical Authority. Please check out the dialogue between him and Greg Horton.
Other things being taught such as, Lectio Divina, Contemplative Prayer, Icons, Labyrinths, and the uplifting of Catholics such as Thomas Merton, Thomas Keating, St. John of the Cross and “St. Ignatius of Loyola” which our own Nazarene Publishing House puts out a book for our youth promoting him as a great Christian! This man was part of the Counter Reformation. This literature is unacceptable.
The biggest heresy, in our opinion, is the praying method being called Contemplative Prayer / Centering Prayer (known as mysticism). Where is the scripture for such New Age stuff? When you research this type of prayer the alarm starts to go off.
Dr. Daniel Boone.” Says, in the Alumni spotlight. “I find myself deepening in the practices of spiritual formation that have shaped the saints of the ages, Lectio Divina, fasting, Sabbath observance, care for the poor, journaling, and contemplative prayer.” What exactly is contemplative prayer? If we go to Richard Foster, he will point us to Thomas Merton, which was known to be one of the greatest leaders in contemplative prayer/centering prayer (mysticism). Henri Nouwen is one of Dr. Daniel Boone’s spiritual guides; if we find out who Henri Nouwen looked to we will find Thomas Merton. In an interview with Christianbook.com Dr. Daniel Boone states Henri Nouwen has served as a spiritual guide. Eugene Peterson has been a distant mentor through his writings and Bill Hybels is mentioned, along with Barbara Brown Taylor. The material we have included will help you to see their unbiblical practices. Concerned Nazarene’s have spoken with Dr. Daniel Boone; we would like him to openly help us understand these practices.
When we went to our pastor with these concerns, they were dismissed at first. Then, it was admitted that he was already aware of these teachings in Seminary and seen nothing wrong with these teachings. We are truly brokenhearted over the danger facing our denomination. We want all to be awakened and join us as we fight to alert our brothers and sisters in Christ of the dangers of engaging in these mystical practices.
To that end, we are asking you, as people who love the LORD JESUS CHRIST to please examine what the claims that are being presented. If you also find it troubling, pray about what God would have you do. I hope that the solid people in leadership positions will take note and purge out the leaders who are taking us down the road to destruction. We are building a website to house information pertinent to this cause. Will you stand in the gap and be counted for the LORD?? If you disagree with us, I welcome your comments.

Please take the time to examine these claims. The Bible exhorts us to study for ourselves and also to examine ourselves, repeatedly. Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayers are that our denomination might once again glorify Jesus Christ in all we say and do.

Sincerely,
Sue Butler

1.    Re: Dr. Daniel Boone
http://www.nts/edu/alumni-spotlight–dr-dan-boone-winter-2007/
Concerned Nazarenes.net