19 July 2012

Max Lucado Likens Christine Caine to Paul, Mary and Esther

The popularity of speaker and teacher Christine Caine has grown immensely in recent months as she seemingly has gained significant influence in the seeker-driven circles. Caine is the director of Equip & Empower Ministries, founder of the A21 Campaign, and a worship leader at Hillsong Church. A glance at her Twitter stream reveals a blossoming friendship with popular Bible teacher Beth Moore, and she has earned the praises of SBC megachurch pastor, Jack Graham. Her obvious bubbly personality and charismatic speaking style make it easy to see why she has become so popular.


Caine also is an ordained minister (as documented here), and her teaching, both in her sermons and in 
her books, reveals an obvious proclivity for the teachings of Word Faith. It comes as no surprise, then, that Caine says that she loves Word Faith preacher Joyce Meyer, has declared that Sheryl Brady, pastrix of The Potter's House North Dallas, is "flat out the best chick PREACHER of the word!" and that she recently was "honored" to speak at a youth conference at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church.

Caine's latest motivational publication, Undaunted, is due out in September 2012. The website description reads:

One hopes that, in declaring that "Each of us possesses all it takes to...live completely for Christ," Caine is referring to believers. It is only through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit that Christians are capable of any good work of mention, and even then it is impossible to "live completely for Christ" on this side of Heaven. That is, of course, unless one is sinless, and we can safely assume that Christine Caine is not.

The foreword for Caine's book is written by popular author and pastor Max Lucado. Lucado pastors Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, and is the author of such books as Just Like Jesus, In the Grip of Grace and When God Whispers Your Name. He also participated in the Be Still DVD with the aforementioned Beth Moore. Many know that Be Still featured contemplatives Richard Foster and Dallas Willard. Apprising Ministries tells us more about this DVD:
In the section of the Be Still…And Know That I Am God DVD entitled "Cloud of Witnesses: Contemplative Figures Throughout History" renowned SBC “Bible teacher” Beth Moore gives us some very revealing information concerning the growing apostasy of sinful ecumenicism advanced by those supportive of a form of meditation in an altered state of consciousness known as Contemplative/Centering Prayer (CCP). This so-called prayer is the crown jewel of Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM), which is actually a romaticized version of neo-Gnostic Roman Catholic mysticism. (Source)
Nevertheless, Lucado is a well-known, popular and respected name among many evangelical Christians. One might wonder, then, how it is that he would enthusiastically endorse a book written by Christine Caine? Caine, in addition to demonstrating an inability to properly handle God's Word, also has shown a disregard for the biblical admonition against female pastors. Yet Lucado heartily encourages his followers to read her latest book, Undaunted:
On Caine's official website, a quote from Max Lucado likens the effervescent motivational speaker to the Apostle Paul, to Mary and to Esther, further revealing his excitement not only about the book, but about Caine herself:
There is little doubt that Caine has been gifted with a talent for public speaking, but her demonstrably poor exegetical skills, as well as her apparent disregard for certain portions of the Word, ought to quickly eliminate her from any sort of comparison with the three biblical names above.

As the popularity of teachers like Christine Caine grows, the Christian community ought to sit up and take notice. It may not be long before women pastors are filling more than just the pulpits of wayward, liberal mainline denominations, but are dominating the stages of favorite evangelical churches. Even less time may pass before the heretical Word Faith gospel, even if in its "lite" version, replaces the squishy, semi-Pelagian seeker-driven gospel that is now so popular. In a fit of itchiness, many were not careful in their requests. Now it seems that God is granting the people exactly what they asked.
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
Further Reading
"Code Orange" Speaker Christine Caine

1 comment:

  1. The left wing media shills for non conservatives in the political realm, and the mystic , contemplative neo gnostics all unabashedly shill for mystic mates. Its a "community".


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