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Replacement Theology: Disdaining God's Character
he Spirituality of Teresa of Avila - A Mystic to Whom Contemplatives Turn
Hymns - Why Do Some Modern-Day Christian Authors Dislike Them?
Seven Marks of a False Teacher
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Volume 45, Issue 1
Dear Friends,

I have to wonder when many Christians will wake up and realize they are being diapraxed by a plethora of false teachings these days?

1 Thessalonians 5:6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.


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Zion's Fire, 7/25/13 


For most of Church history, the place of Israel in God's present and end-times scenario has been controversial, divisive, and egregiously flawed. It was the Catholic theologian Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354-430), better known as St. Augustine, who spread the teaching that though God had chosen the Jews as a special people, their dispersion by the Roman Empire in A.D. 70 was a fulfillment of prophecy. Augustine believed that God allowed the Jewish people to survive this "scattering" as a warning to Christians regarding the consequences of disobedience to God. Subsequently, Augustine began to question those portions of the Bible relating to Israel and erroneously surmised that those passages were allegorical rather than literal. He concluded, for instance, that the thousand-year kingdom of which Revelation 20 speaks cannot be literal, but rather spiritual. The kingdom of God, he declared, is "in the hearts" of faithful believers, but was never intended to find its fruition in actuality - a physical kingdom on the earth over which Christ will rule.


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The Spirituality of Teresa of Avila - A Mystic to Whom Contemplatives Turn
by Lighthouse Trails, 7/27/13 LT Publishing


Castles in the Sand by Carolyn A. Greene is a story based on true facts and addresses the fast growing contemplative prayer movement within the evangelical/Protestant church. The story is about a 21st century Christian college girl who is introduced to the writings of a 15th century mystic girl, Teresa of Avila in her Spiritual Formation class.  Teresa of Avila is one of the ancient mystics to whom modern day contemplatives turn. For example, Richard Foster includes her in Devotional Classics, Sanctuary of the Soul, and Longing for God.  We think when you read this chapter of Castles in the Sand, you will see how the spiritual practices of Teresa of Avila line up with the occult but not with biblical Christianity. If you didn't get a chance to read chapter one  when we posted it, here it is again: (chapter one). Below is an excerpt to chapter two with a link to the entire chapter.
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by Lighthouse Trails, 7/28/13 LT Publishing

"[W]e made the strategic decision to stop singing hymns in our seeker services." Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Church, p. 285

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Seven Marks of a False Teacher
at The Berean Call, 7/24/13 The Berean Call

No one enriches hell more than false teachers. No one finds greater joy in drawing people away from truth and leading them into error. False teachers have been present in every era of human history....While their circumstances may change, their methods remain consistent. Here are seven marks of false teachers.


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