Volume Twenty Four, Issue Two
Volume 24, Issue 2
"DECEPTION IN THE CHURCH" e-Newsletter
There are a number of globalist movements out there these days. Here is one that is very active in diapraxing people from all the nations with global governance and "save the planet" ideas. These ideas have also come into the churches via Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, Leonard Sweet and a host of others in the Emergent movement. Notice the language used and the use of the term zeitgeist. Globalism is here which means the Antichrist has an open door when his time has come..
Apologetics Coordination Team
The Zeitgeist Movement
by Sandy Simpson, 3/10/09
Lest you think that the US and the rest of the world are NOT headed for global governance, let me tell you about one of a number of organizations promoting Globalism and save the planet. The Zeitgeist Movement has been sponsoring "ZDay" events since 2008. They have already sponsored "over 365 events in 63 nations so far." (http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/joomla/index.php?Itemid=50) They teach that there is no government but the earth.
In fact, the only true "government" that can possibly exist is the earth and its resources. From there, all possibilities can be assessed. ((http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/joomla/index.php?Itemid=50)Curiously the word they have chosen to name their organization, "zeitgeist", is a German word meaning zeit (time) and geist (spirit) or the "spirit of the time" or the "general trend of thought or feeling characteristic of a particular period of time." In our time this represents a postmodern, Hegelian, globalist, anit-Christian and paranormal paradigm. The Zeitgeist in a wider sense is the opposite of the Holy Spirit or Spirit of truth. It is the the spirit of the world, the Antichrist spirit.
1Jo 4:3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.The Zeitgeist or current paradigm/worldview of the time ultimately is part of the Weltgeist, the "world spirit". That spirit is the global manifestation of the spirit of the Antichrist, or the spirit of the devil who is the current ruler in the world. This spirit has also been let loose in the churches. Dominionists in the churches have forgotten that this world is still in the domain of the evil one (Matt. 4:8-9, Eph. 2:2, John 16:11, Eph. 6:12) in fact "the whole world is under the control of the evil one." (1 John 5:19). This Zeitgeist is an outworking of the Weltgeist which is coming and in fact is already at work.
Eph 2:2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
1Co 2:12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.
1Jo 4:3 ... This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
Wikipedia defines Zeitgeist this way:
"Zeitgeist" refers to the ethos of an identified group of people, that expresses a particular world view which is prevalent at a particular period of socio-cultural progression. Zeitgeist is the experience of a dominant cultural climate that defines, particularly in Hegelian thinking, an era in the dialectical progression of a people or the world at large. Hegel's main contribution to the formulation of the concept of Volksgeist is the attribution of a historical character to the concept. The spirit of a nation is one of the manifestations of "World Spirit" (Weltgeist). That Spirit is essentially alive and active throughout mankind's history. Now, the spirit of a nation is an intermediate stage of world history as the history of the World Spirit. The World Spirit gives impetus to the realization of the historical spirits of various nations (Volksgeister'). The spirits of individual nations are both the articulations (Gliederungen) of an organization and its realization. The spirits of individual nations represent a segment of the World Spirit out of which emerges the unlimited universal spirit. A comparison is introduced here between the status of an individual and that of a nation's spirit. In the process of his formation the individual undergoes various changes without, however, losing his identity. As a part of world history, a nation—exhibiting a certain trend expressed in its Volksgeist— plays its part in the total process of world history. But once it contributes its share to world history it can no longer play a role in the process of world history. The submersion in the total process prevents a people's cultural rebirth, because it has exhausted its creativity in the historical growth of its guiding spirit. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeitgeist)So invividual nations and the current paradigm "represent a segment of the World Spirit". Notice that the World Spirit "emerges" out of "the unlimited universal spirit." This is eastern mysticism. ZDay events were held on March 15, 2009 as they were in 2008.
On March 15th 2009, ( or "ZDAY" as it was called in 2008 ) there will be a worldwide action day to expand awareness of this sociological direction. Our hope is to have regional meetings in as many cities, states & countries as possible. (http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/joomla/index.php?Itemid=50)The "sociological direction" is one toward global governance. The goal of Zeitgeist and ZDay is stated as follows:
We intend to restore the fundamental necessities and environmental awareness of the species through the avocation of the most current understandings of who and what we truly are, coupled with how science, nature and technology (rather than religion, politics and money) hold the keys to our personal growth, not only as individual human beings, but as a civilization, both structurally and spiritually. The central insights of this awareness is the recognition of the Emergent and Symbiotic elements of natural law and how aligning with these understandings as the bedrock of our personal and social institutions, life on earth can and will flourish into a system which will continuously grow in a positive way, where negative social consequences, such as social stratification, war, biases, elitism and criminal activity will be constantly reduced and, idealistically, eventually become nonexistent within the spectrum of human behavior itself. ((http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/joomla/index.php?Itemid=50)Notice the phrase "social stratification" is used in a negative way, which is code for turning government structures into a global socialist, even communist, world government. This organization, among many others including the United Religions Initiative (URI) sponsored by the UN, claim they will change the ideas of "who and what we truly are" in the realms of both "structure and spirituality". This means they want to instigate a world government and world religion.
Two comments. First, there is will be no saving the earth through "science, nature and technology". Jesus Christ will do that after His second coming in the Millennium. Though it is proper to treat the earth as God's creation, the earth is ultimately destined for judgment and fire (2 Pet. 3:10). In fact the heavens and earth will be no more.
Re 20:11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.Second, notice the use of the term "emergent" and "symbiotic" in this manifesto. Those are terms being plied into churches by the likes of Brian McLaren and Leonard Sweet, showing they are fully in line with this Zeitgeist paradigm. This Zeitgeist will not produce a world system free of "wars, biases, elitism and criminal activity". We will only have those when Jesus Christ, the true King of Kings and Lord of Lords, comes back to straighten up the mess human beings have made of the planet and of nations.
LESSONS IN FORGIVENESS
Through the years I have been presented with
many opportunities to forgive. Sometimes the situation was so severe that
it took me some time to forgive and start the process of healing for myself,
and eventually for others. I learned that a Christian needs to forgive
other people even if they have not repented of their sins. That can be
really hard if we let it be hard. But if we give our burdens over to the
Lord, He will carry them and that frees us up to treat other people with
love, compassion, and be in the right frame of mind and heart to set them
up for reconciliation with Jesus Christ. That does not mean we tolerate
their sin. We simply forgive them for what they have done to us, whether
perceived or real, and move on to looking for ways to redeem them. We can
then present to them the “truth in love” even when we have to rebuke them.
Go here for ordering information.
"Idolatry in Their Hearts"!
THE FIRST NATIONS MOVEMENT
Deceiving the Nations!
This DVD video series features Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson and their in depth research regarding the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People which is backed by the New Apostolic Reformation. This is an issue that pastors and missionaries need to be informed of because it goes to the core of evangelism and preaching the Gospel.
Go here for ordering details!
FINISH THE RACE! was written to help believers to realize the absolute necessity of growing to maturity in Christ. Many churches are urging Christians to push aside discernment in favor of experience. It is our hope that this book will inspire many believers to fight the good fight, finish the race, and keep the faith (2 Tim. 4:7). Go here for ordering details.
THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION is now available in book form. This is the DVD script plus commentary by Sandy Simpson. The commentary of the DVD series is not in the book, but there are many more quotes available than in the video series. Good reference material. Also available on CD-ROM.
Go here for ordering details.
LETTERS TO THE CHURCH is a fitting manual for the Revelation Christian. All the precepts are in the seven letters in Revelation 1:9 - 3:22 to help us keep the faith, stay in sound doctrine, and reach out to those who are perishing. I hope and pray that this book will help the reader to be an “overcomer”.
Go here for more details and how to order!
Want to be able to see your way through to clear biblical discernment? Want a set of tools that will allow you to disciple your loved ones so they will stand firm in the Faith? Want to sort out many of the false arguments and teachings that have invaded the churches? Then DISCERNMENTTOOLKITbook is for you!
Go here for more details and how to order!
On Benny Hinn!
SPIRIT OF TRUTH OR SPIRIT OF ERROR? PART 1 - BENNY HINN
features Jacob Prasch, Mike Oppenheimer & Sandy Simpson and tons of video showing the teachings and prophecies of Benny Hinn. This is a proven tool to keep people away from heresy.
Go here for more details and how to order!
3-DVD Set & 2-VHS Set Now Available!
Featuring Bill Randles, Gary
Go here for information!
6-DVD Set & 2-VHS Set Now Available!
Featuring Dave Hunt, Duane Magnani, Mike Oppenheimer, Jacob Prasch, Jewel Grewe & Bill Randles
Go here for information!
First of all, the best way you can support this web site is to be a Berean. Search the Scriptures daily and stand firm in your faith against the apostasy of the last days. It would give me great joy if more Christians would learn to discern! Secondly, please continue to uphold this ministry in prayer. The expository nature of this site has brought down the wrath of the enemy countless times. Thirdly, there are many costs involved in running this site as well as providing research and materials so that you will be armed with the truth. I send out three separate newsletters and provide other apologetics materials free of charge to Christian leaders in this area of the world. I am a full time missionary supported by sending churches in the U.S. For some years I did not ask for support but some people have sent me support and asked how they can help, so I want to provide the following information. Please don't neglect other Christian ministries that uphold the truth as God lays them on your heart. There are many. My contact information if you wish to send in monetary support is:
Deception In The Church
P.O. Box 1043
Wadesboro, NC 28170
Please make all checks payable to "Alexander Simpson". You may also make a donation with a credit card or directly from your bank account by using the secure PayPal server. Just click on the PayPal logo below to send a donation to this ministry.
To subscribe to the DITC e-Newsletter, go here.