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“…I am deepening in the mystical forms of prayer.” (Dr. Dan Boone)
The above statement is a reflection of the paganistic ideas that guide Dr. Dan Boone’s theology. Dr. Boone is eventually going to run two Christian colleges into the ground. It’s just a matter of time, and perhaps that is what needs to happen. Trevecca Nazarene University has been going downhill spiritually thanks to his leadership. Let’s look at his latest decision, or non-decision, which demonstrates his lack of courage to stand against political correctness and radical Islam. It seems he wants to be their friend, even as he has a history of talking ugly against “fundamental Bible-believers.” The Church of the Nazarene needs some real leadership that is sorely lacking.
Here, see for yourselves:
In summary, Dr. Boone has allowed Trevecca to cave to one of the most radical Islamic groups in the world. CAIR, which operates here in the United States, claims to be a moderate group interested in peace, but it is far from what it claims. Several years ago, CAIR was identified as a major financial contributor to the Holy Land Foundation, which funneled major money to Hamas, a terrorist group dedicated to the destruction of Israel. CAIR was named as an un-indicted co-conspirator. CAIR is a radical wolf in sheep’s clothing, and Dan Boone has kissed their ring finger.
So what happened in Kentucky? A Homeland Security Summit scheduled for Jan. 25 at Trevecca Nazarene University was suddenly cancelled. It was sponsored by Republican gubernatorial candidate and former State Senator Mae Beavers. Dr. Boone explained that it was cancelled because of complaints from “alumni.”
Here is Dr. Boone’s excuse:
“Throughout our history, Trevecca has consistently offered political candidates of both parties the opportunity to use our campus for events. We strongly believe that our students benefit from proximity to the voting process, and that freedom of speech is a foundation of American democracy.
However, a recent event tentatively scheduled to be held on our campus appears to have an agenda beyond a political campaign. This event would distract from our commitment to community building, education, and support of a diverse enrollment. Our agenda of Christian education in the heart of Nashville requires that we serve the best interests of this mission. For this reason, the planned event will not be held on Trevecca’s campus.”
Here is CAIR’s standard reaction to anyone who opposes their radicalism:
“It’s kind of a who’s who of Islamophobes. The themes are always the same – Muslims are about to take over the country and install sharia in place of the Constitution, and mosques are hotbeds of extremism.” ( CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper)
This is part of Mae Beaver’s response:
“Today Trevecca has abandoned the Biblical principles that they preach in order to embrace political correctness and promote the interests of those who deny Christ and stand opposed to everything the University has represented in the past.”
Dr. Boone And The Real Radicals
Dr. Boone has a history of harsh criticism of Bible-believers, and clearly continues to exhibit a pattern of cow-towing to the politically correct world and radical Islam. He wants to be their friend. He wants to show how “loving” and “tolerant” and “understanding” he can be. He demonstrates, as Mae Beaver pointed out, that he is a supporter of Christ-deniers, and has little concern for Christians.
A few years ago, Dr. Boone made a curious decision to welcome a group on campus that was fundamentally opposed to the biblical view of homosexuality. But for the sake of some kind of compassionate dialogue, Dr. Boone allowed the radical homosexual group SoulForce to come onto campus and spout their un-Christian views. There was no problem for Dr. Boone in allowing promoters of sexual sin to invade the Trevecca campus. Here is the link to the article I wrote:
Yet he sees a great concern with folks coming to campus to talk about the security of our nation and what to do about radical Islam. Dr. Boone is either a friend of radical Islam, or he does not have the moral courage to stand up to it. That is why he will run Trevecca as well as Eastern Nazarene College into the ground of moral relativism.
Dr. Boone Is The Real Radical
Dr. Boone has compared Bible-Believing Christians to Islamic fundamentalists. He says that our appetites have been whetted “by religious blood in the water.” (https://reformednazarene.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/dan-boone-goes-after-bible-believers-again/)
If you were to ever have a conversation with him about the Scriptures, you may just see him become a bit uncomfortable if you express your belief in the infallible, inerrant word of God. If you talk long enough about your complete trust in God’s word, and in your belief in the creation account, he may just very well turn beet-red! You see, he was one of the prime writers of the now-defunct Nazarenes Exploring Evolution, whose website has ignominiously disappeared along with their ungodly articles espousing evolution.
Dr. Boone is also into mysticism and Roman Catholic rituals like “practicing the silence”. Dr. Boone once said on his profile at Nazarene Theological Seminary (it is now gone) that “…I am deepening in the mystical forms of prayer.”
His affinity for contemplative spirituality is demonstrated by the prayer labyrinths he popularized at Trevecca for years. When I posted a few articles on the labyrinth at Trevecca, he started calling them prayer paths or prayer walks.
He has long promoted yearly trips for students to the Gethsemani Monastery in Kentucky, a site that was the spiritual home of the Roman Catholic mystic, Thomas Merton. Here at this retreat, students have the opportunity to “practice the silence”, which is nothing more than Catholic mysticism that has no roots in biblical teaching. The “spiritual discipline” of silence is a doctrine of demons.
Dr. Boone is just another in a long line of Nazarenes rushing to hold hands with the Roman Catholic Church.
Dr. Boone promotes one of the leading teachers of contemplative mysticism, false teacher Richard Foster. As an example, Foster makes the amazing claim that non-believers can also practice the Christian spiritual disciplines: “We need not be well advanced in matters of theology to practice the Disciplines. Recent converts–for that matter people who have yet to turn their lives over to Jesus Christ–can and should practice them” (Celebration of Discipline, 1978, p. 2).
Dr. Boone has called Thomas Merton and Ignatius of Loyola spiritual giants.
Merton was not a spiritual giant- he was a monk who said that he was “deeply impregnated with Sufism” because he believed that Eastern mysticism was compatible with and could be incorporated into Christianity. He placed Mary high on a level equal to Jesus, he prayed to many Catholic saints. He was influenced by Aldous Huxley, who found enlightenment through hallucinogenic drugs.
Ignatius of Loyola was no wiser, and as the founder of the Jesuits he brutally persecuted Christians and swore complete submission to the pope. As most Roman Catholics do, he venerated Mary. He practiced extreme asceticism, living in a cave for a year and never bathing. He also promoted and taught visualization prayers, breath prayers, and other unbiblical practices (Source: David Cloud, Way of Life). Yet, Dan Boone calls him a spiritual giant.
In a letter to Nazarene pastors he wrote in 2009, Dr. Boone not only erroneously claimed that the Roman Catholic church was the only church for 1500 years after Christ, but he also exposed more error along with his ecumenical get along with everyone philosophy. How is it that we can “be one” with the Roman Catholic Church?
“While Nazarenes are different from Catholics in very significant ways, we believe that we will share eternity with them in the presence of the Christ who prayed that we might be one.” (Dan Boone)
His philosophy seems to be that anyone who claims the name of Jesus, no matter their belief otherwise, will spend eternity with Christ. This is contrary to Jesus’s teaching, and indicates Dr. Boone’s dangerous and ignorant thinking as he misleads others.
Dr. Boone may become a General Superintendent one day, and it will be no surprise. He knows how to play the game well. He is a friend to the LGBTQ agenda, and has demonstrated his support for them. He fought hard at the General Assembly in 2013 to water down the statement on human sexuality. He would be welcomed eagerly by Love Wins: LGBT, Andy McGee, as well as the leadership of the Dutch Nazarene district and other districts and churches that are slowly inching towards the normalization of homosexuality. It’s just a matter of time.
Such a man is what it will take to further go down the road of biblical compromise in the church. It is a road to further heresy and the destruction of a holiness denomination. And we still hear nothing from the General Superintendents about anything- all is well.
Additional Documentation Related To Dan Boone:
Dan Boone’s Involvement with Promoting Evolution
Dan Boone’s Dislike of Bible Believers
Dan Boone’s Involvement with SoulForce (LGBT advocates)
My Conversation with Dan Boone:
A Charitable Discourse?
Labyrinths and Prayer Stations
"“The best indication that the Homeland Security Summit we were hosting is both necessary and important is the fact that CAIR doesn’t like it,” Beavers noted.
“CAIR consistently opposes efforts to improve our security and protect our communities from the terror attacks that are the weapon of choice of radical political Islam. Being the target of criticism from CAIR is a badge of honor, particularly when they never find any basis to criticize any other Republican candidates for Governor who all apparently meet with the approval of CAIR,” Beavers said.
“Nevertheless, I am very disappointed that with all the other liberal-oriented political events held on the Trevecca campus that they would cancel our Summit based on complaints from CAIR,” Beavers continued, adding:
CAIR seeks to silence any and all voices that do not bow to their claim that Islam is “peaceful and tolerant.” Sadly, the Yazidi women and children in Iraq who were targets of ISIS, the Coptic Christians in Egypt, the 300 killed by Al-Shabbab in Somalia in October, the dozens of victims at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the 14 murdered at a Christmas party in San Bernardino, the five service members murdered by Mohammed Abdulazeez in CHATTANOOGA, and the thousands who are killed each year throughout the world at the hands of radical Islamists might disagree with CAIR’s propaganda campaign. CAIR and the Southern Poverty Law Center are much more focused on designating and silencing any speech they disagree with as “hate speech” rather than confronting and condemning the truly evil and hateful ACTIONS that are produced by political Islam that they condone.”“I grew up practically on the campus of Trevecca Nazarene University,” Beavers noted.
“I went to elementary school there. I graduated from college there. My husband attended college there. My dad and uncle brought the lumber from my granddaddy’s sawmill in Alabama to build the McClurkan Building,” Beavers pointed out.
Despite the eleventh-hour cancellation by Trevecca, the Homeland Security Summit’s Eventbrite page is still up and active as organizers scramble to relocate the event.
In addition to Mae Beavers, headlining the Summit are nationally recognized subject matter experts on Islam and the imperative of jihad, Dr. Bill Warner, Cathy Hinners, and John Guandolo:"
"SABOTAGE CHRISTIAN SUPREMACY"
Zachary Pullin, 28, sits at his office in downtown Seattle, Wash. Pullin identifies as Native American and queer. Photo by Imana Gunawan.
"Trevecca marked the 83rd school the Soulforce equality ride visited in the past five years, said Zachary Pullin, an equality rider.
According to Soulforce’s website, the equality ride’s mission is “to visit the hundreds of schools in the United States that openly discriminate against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals and their Allies (LGBTQA) through their policies and practices.”"
This past Monday we hosted a visit from an activist group called SoulForce. Quoting from their letter, “Groups of young adults have brought the Equality Ride bus to more than 70 campuses over the last four years with the heartfelt mission of creating dialogue about the inclusion and community climate of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people.” The group was respectful, congenial, and informed. They came in a spirit of friendship and left in the same spirit. We were able to converse with each other in a manner befitting respect and charity. They spoke on behalf of a hurting minority in the church and on the campus whose gender orientation makes life challenging for them. They left us with 3 requests:
1) that we change the wording of our behavioral policies to more equally treat gay, lesbian, and queer persons (their preferred titles),
2) that we specifically name our opposition to bullying on the basis of gender orientation by naming the LGBTQ in our policy, and
3) that we create a LGBTQ Club on the campus as a safe place for students to discuss their sexual orientation.
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This egregious USA Today article is full of the usual nonsense: it’s “anti-Muslim” to oppose jihad terror, Hamas-linked CAIR is presented as if it were the civil rights organization it claims to be, without any indication of the fact that CAIR officials have refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements about how Islamic law should be imposed in the U.S. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.) CAIR chapters frequently distribute pamphlets telling Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates. A CAIR operative recently called for the overthrow of the U.S. government.
An unsavory Hamas-linked group and a hard-Left smear group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, should not be allowed to control who speaks about security issues and who doesn’t, much less to control the public discourse to the extent that only its point of view is represented in a major newspaper. But that is the world we live in today.
“Trevecca Nazarene University blocks Mae Beavers event criticized as anti-Islam,” by Natalie Allison, USA Today, January 10, 2018:
Amid criticism, Trevecca Nazarene University has withdrawn as a venue this month for a controversial event organized by Republican gubernatorial candidate Mae Beavers.________________________________________________________
The Jan. 25 “Homeland Security Summit” will feature three speakers known by critics for espousing anti-Muslim views, including Bill French — listed on promotional materials under his pen name “Bill Warner” — Cathy Hinners and John Guandolo.
“It’s kind of a who’s who of Islamaphobes,” said Ibrahim Hooper, communications director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, known as CAIR.
“The themes are always the same: Muslims are about to take over the country and install sharia in place of the Constitution, and mosques are hotbeds of extremism.”
Beavers released a statement on Wednesday describing Trevecca’s decision as “caving to Islamic pressure” and said the university had “abandoned Biblical principles in order embrace [sic] political correctness and promote the interests of those who deny Christ.”
In a statement to USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee on Wednesday, the university said the event would distract from Trevecca’s mission.
“Throughout our history, Trevecca has consistently offered political candidates of both parties the opportunity to use our campus for events,” according to the statement from spokeswoman Mandy Crow. “We strongly believe that our students benefit from proximity to the voting process, and that freedom of speech is a foundation of American democracy.
“However, a recent event tentatively scheduled to be held on our campus appears to have an agenda beyond a political campaign. This event would distract from our commitment to community building, education, and support of a diverse enrollment. Our agenda of Christian education in the heart of Nashville requires that we serve the best interests of this mission. For this reason, the planned event will not be held on Trevecca’s campus.”
Trevecca President Dan Boone said in a statement on Tuesday the university shared concerns expressed by alumni who had contacted the school after learning of the event.
Beavers, 70, is an alumna of the university.
Crow said Tuesday that Boone’s office had received complaints about the event and school officials began researching the speakers.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee confirmed it distributed a letter to roughly 3,000 people over the weekend who had previously signed its Nashville Unites resolution in an effort to inform them about the controversial summit being planned.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the event will go on at another venue.
CAIR issued a statement on Wednesday announcing that it “welcomes” the university’s decision to drop the event.
Following criticism, Beavers points finger at critics
In response to CAIR’s initial criticism of the event’s speakers, Beavers noted that the Muslim advocacy group had been designated a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates and alleged the organization was involved in “terrorism in the Holy Land.”
The U.S. government does not deem CAIR a terror group.
In an interview about the summit, Beavers said she decided to organize the event because she is concerned about illegal immigration, and that Americans and Tennesseans “don’t know who is coming here.”
Though Beavers said the event is on “homeland security” in general, all the speakers featured in the summit express a clear focus on Islam.
“I think Islam is a threat to our country,” Beavers said in response to whether she was against the religion, before adding that she believes “Islam is a political agenda.”
She disagreed that the summit could be classified as an anti-Islam event.
Beavers described herself as “the only gubernatorial candidate who has been talking about homeland security,” and told the USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee she was forming an “advisory committee on homeland security.”
When asked about homeland security risks facing Tennessee, Beavers noted “the crime and the gangs that have come here because of illegal immigration.”
Event speakers long-criticized by civil rights groups
Guandolo, a former FBI agent who runs the website and training group “Understanding The Threat,” was accused by a Minnesota sheriff last year of assaulting him at a national law enforcement conference.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Guandolo is an “anti-Muslim extremist” who has been barred by multiple law enforcement agencies from continuing to conduct training workshops due to his conspiracy theories about Muslims.
Multiple events being led by Guandolo and his Understanding The Threat associate Chris Gaubatz have been canceled, including as recently as Tuesday in Amherst County, Virginia.
French runs the Nashville-based Center for the Study of Political Islam, which the SPLC has also labeled a hate group, and was a leader in opposing plans in 2010 for a new mosque in Murfreesboro.
He formerly worked as a physics professor at Tennessee State University.
Hinners, who lives in the Nashville area, is a retired Albany, N.Y., police officer who now runs the blog Daily Roll Call, where she claims to expose “the Islamists and their organizations throughout the country, with an emphasis on the State of Tennessee,” according to her LinkedIn profile….
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As vast numbers of Muslims claim to be American, just as many are responsible for the downfall of our society as we know it by demanding change and accommodations which only behoove Islamists. Looking back at a year when divisiveness and hatred were at an all time high, look deeper and you will see exactly what was the cause.
Islamists have attacked three things Americans hold dear, our faith, our children, and our security. All have been undermined by an ideology that is disguised as a religion called Islam. So how is this creating a divisive United States? Let’s start with the security. Islamists have pushed, and sued, for Muslim refugees and immigrants to be able to enter the U.S, despite travel bans and stricter vetting policies. As if that wasn’t enough, Muslims have also jumped on the “sanctuary city” issue, promoting their social justice and civil rights agenda, which doe not take into account the safety or security of Americans at all.
It’s all about their caliphate, or the desire to create a world where Islam reigns supreme, and sharia (Islamic law) is the only law allowed. In order to do this, the population of Muslims must expand greatly, at which time their voices become louder, and they have influence in positions of power. This year, 2018, we are seeing scores of Muslims running for public offices, from Governors to local state representatives. Keep in mind, sharia law is completely antithetical to the Constitution of the United States, with many having already been sworn in with one hand on the Quran.
Several front groups, like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and their executives, openly encourage members of the Muslim community to refuse to talk to law enforcement if questioned, and demand mosques not be surveilled, even if there is radicalization occurring.
While Muslims have opened and operate large numbers of Islamic schools for their children, they continue to press issues in America’s public schools, demanding accommodations, and tolerance, even in schools run by and attended by Christians and Jews. One of the more dangerous trends is the disproportionate, inaccurate education of children on Islam in schools across the country. Glossing over the truth about who the prophet Muhammad was, is especially alarming since he was a murderous pedophile, but is depicted in textbooks as a good, pious man. All this under the guise of “social studies” for 7th graders.
Finally the faith of millions of Americans is challenged with many attending “interfaith” gatherings where they are told to believe all gods are the same, including allah, which is only arabic for god. Using the Quran as the basis for their lies, suras are recited in part, which gives the appearance to many that Islam is a peaceful, tolerant religion. What is not discussed during these events, are the Sira ( the prophet Muhammads biography) or the hadiths, his traditions. Even the Reliance of the Traveller, which is the classic book of Islamic law, is never mentioned, as all of these books reveal the truth about non believers, and how inferior we are.
In each case, anyone who questions the actions of Muslims as to their true beliefs and intentions is seen as a bigot, hater or Islamophobe. Muslims in America have portrayed themselves as victims garnering the support of those who blindly believe what they are told rather than questioning or researching for themselves. In this day and age, where even the majority of the main stream media does not investigate or report the truth, it is easier to go with the flow and not be labeled.
Muslims have chosen to use these labels which has cast a fear over anyone that does speak out to fear losing their job, friends and family members.
In the end, this creates a pitting of Americans against each other, just what enemies of a society do.
More to come..