Email required Address never made public. Beacon, The Lutheran theologian Carl Braaten defines the contemporary revival of paganism-what he calls "neopaganism"-as the belief in "a divine spark or seed [which] is innate in the individual human soul. Of what does such "salvation" consist? Extra text: Hendrickson, IVP,
This Eastern monism with a Western spin is in direct and total contradiction with Christian theism and the civilization it has engendered.
The Church Father Hippolytus documents how and why the "spiritual" gnostics did not hesitate to imitate pagan spirituality and sexuality in one form or another. Out From Fundamentalism New York: It is ungodly and unChristlike to attack and exclude from Christian fellowship those who are transsexual or transgendered or who struggle with transgender issues. A monistic view of existence will work itself out in all the domains of human life, and especially in the domain of sexuality.
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