Emotion-based Christianity substitutes human emotion for the power of the Holy Spirit. It confuses human emotion with the Holy Spirit.
Emotion-based Christianity counterfeits the moving of God's Spirit by shouting, emotional body language, loud music and more to stir emotions. In addition, purely fleshly methods such as rock and roll, autogenic visualizations, and New Age practices are used to simulate the Holy Spirit.
Some people speak of seeking such things as, "the sensation of God." However, we are not concerned with the sensation but rather the fellowship of Christ, and we don't try to contact the dead in any way. In fact, God forbids us from trying to contact the dead. Our sensations are not always accurate, so we concentrate on getting close to Christ. We also do not venerate angels because God also forbids us from doing this. All the glory goes to God. If it goes to the Father, it goes to the Son and the Holy Ghost. The unity of the Godhead is beyond our understanding. We don't know of anything or any persons who are in unity to that extent. So we don't worry about the Persons individually as we worship. We do understand, by revelation, some things about how the Persons of the Trinity work together. 1 Corinthians 12 is instructive. SeekFind.net has a page on the Trinity that goes into some detail.
One person wrote about "the emotional feeling of Grace" and "the glorifying sensation of Divinity." It is true that there is often a feeling or sensation when God's grace flows, and it is glorious. However, we have learned that emotional feelings can be very deceiving just as the rational workings of the human mind can be deceiving. In either case, we can be rationalizing and not dealing with things as they are in reality. Grace is the grace of God. It is the very power of God for righteousness and transfiguration. It is a free gift and it doesn't come from ourselves. It is important that we don't seek sensations and feelings just as it is important that we don't seek angels, dead saints, or any such thing. We must seek the King of kings, the Only Creator Triune God of all the universe rather than experiences, sensations, and feelings.
Last updated: Mar, 2012
Basics Of Emotion-based Christianity
Emotion-based Christianity's Worldview Of A Supreme Being
Emotion-based Christianity's Worldview Of Jesus
Emotion-based Christianity's Worldview Of The Works Of Jesus
Emotion-based Christianity's Worldview Of Authority
Emotion-based Christianity's Worldview Of Humanity
Emotion-based Christianity's Worldview Of The Human Problem
Emotion-based Christianity's Worldview Of The Solution To The Basic Human Problem
Emotion-based Christianity's Worldview Of Ethics, Values, And Morals
Emotion-based Christianity's Worldview Of Judgment
When Does Emotionalism Become A Cult?
Toons & Vids
Logical Fallacy of Naturalism
The Foolishness of Revenge
The Problem of Leaving the Christian Walk in the Spirit and Just Drifting
Why can't I just do things in my own way and live a good life as I think best?
The Problem Of Ungodly Counsel
Ungodly Friends And Failure to Make Godly Friends
Science as a Religion or an Object of Worship
Drugs, The Bible Does Talk About Them
Forms and Rituals
The Foolishness of Self-righteousness
The Human Goodness Cult
Accepting this lie:
What is wrong with being separated from God? Why should I care?
Agnosticism And Agnostics
Atheists And Atheism
Humanism Also Known As Secular Humanism
Materialism, The Cult That Is Based On Nothing Other Than A Bald-faced Lie
Naturalism, A Belief-System that Is Opposed To God
The problem is not with science, but with false science, distorted science, and labeling things that are not science as
Rationalism: Why Is It A Cult? It Makes The Human Mind Into A False God, Giving It God-like Qualities That Don't Fit Reality.
What is the basis of the condemnation of those who reject Jesus?
New Age Movement
Pantheism: All Is God--God Is Everything There Is.
The Cult, Modernism
Intellectualism. Leaning On One's Own Understanding. When Does It Become A Cult?
I'm Just Searching For An Honest Scoffer
Post Modernism, The Last-Ditch Effort To Defend Evolution And Atheism
Relativism Is One Of The Chief Precepts Of Many Cults Including Post-Modernism
Alien & UFO Cults
Gnostics and Gnosticism
Some People Say There is No Meaning of Life or Alternate Meanings of Life
Statism & Statists
What About Evolutionism And Racism?
It's Called The Culture War
Standing in Judgment: What About All the Things that Are Wrong with the Church?
The Human Potential Movement (HPM)
At Ease Christianity
Evil For Good Christianity
Young people leaving the church
Evolution Myths - The Myth of Evolution
What is Uniformitarianism?
An Attitude Toward Politics And Government That Is Not In Line With Scripture Will Cause You To Remain In Bondage and Frustration
Satan Wants To Discredit those Who Follow Christ
The Wide Way Leads to Destruction. The Spirit of Error: It Is Truth that Sets Us Free. Lies Bring Bondage.
Answer to Critic
Appeal to Possibility
Argument to the Future
Love Between a Man and Woman
Righteousness & Holiness
Proof by Atheism
Scriptures About Marriage
The Reason for Rejecting Truth
Witness on the Internet
Flaky Human Reasoning
How Do You Know?
The Real Purpose of the Church
The Real Purpose of Life
From Glory to Glory
REAL Faith--What it IS & IS NOT
REAL Love--What it IS & IS NOT
How to be Led by God
How to Witness
Wisdom: Righteousness & Reality
Holiness & Mind/Soul
Redemption: Free From Sin
Stories Versus Revelation
Circular Reasoning-Who is Guilty?
How Can We Know Anything?
Mind Designed to Relate to God
Answers for the Confused
Fossil Record Says: "Creation"
Avoid These Pitfalls
Public School's Religion
Public School Failures