From Church To Emerging Church DVD Series
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The issue of the Emerging Church and it's introduction into many churches and mission organizations has reached a critical point. Many do not undersand what is being leavened into churches by the EC leadership. Many would be shocked to know their belief systems involve Universalism, New Age, defense of postmodernism, Interfaithism, and many other false doctrines. In order to reach out to this generation the EC leadership is proposing a whole new "map" to deal with what they perceive is a lack of understanding on the part of the churches on how to communicate. EC proponents believe the "scripture" for today is evolving and must change in order to reach Postmoderns.
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Dominionism does not work because it is not Biblical. The sooner churches get back to preaching the Gospel the more people will be added to the spiritual Kingdom in preparation for the return of Jesus Christ Who will establish His physical Kingdom on earth.
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by Don Richardson
Reviewed by Sandy Simpson
Richardson's new book proves that he is a neo-Universalist (which he calls Inclusivism), claiming many will be in heaven where the Bible does not. Matt. 7:13-14 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and ONLY A FEW WILL FIND IT. Here was their pre-publishing ad for the book: "HEAVEN WINS: Heaven, Hell and the Hope of Every Person - Who will be saved? Who will be lost? The past few years have seen the release of several high-profile books, including Love Wins (Rob Bell) and God Wins (Mark Galli), that attempt to clarify what the Bible teaches about the ultimate destiny of individuals after this life. Don Richardson believes the arguments posed by these authors do not account for all the biblical evidence. In Heaven Wins, the bestselling author of Peace Child and Eternity in Their Hearts [both sold on the "Books" link of this site] offers a faith-enhancing, scripturally grounded perspective that changes everything. Are a majority of people destined for hell, as many Christians assume, or will heaven harvest the greater part of mankind? Could it be that the good news is even better and more expansive than we have dared to hope? The answer may surprise you! (http://www.donrichardsonbooksales.com/pics/heaven-wins.jpgDon's newest book!) HEAVEN WINS also carries the following endorsement: "I heartily recommend this book both as a challenge from a contemporary missionary statesman and as a biblical support for human decisions in missions." --Andrew C. Bowling, Ph.D., Faculty Emeritus, John Brown University; and Former Faculty, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics. (http://www.donrichardsonbooksales.com/) In this new book Richardson comes up with a new class between Exclusivists (those who hold to Christ being the only Way to salvation) and Universalists (those who believe everyone will be saved) which has been termed "Inclusivists". Here is a quote from HEAVEN WINS: "Inclusivism: Whereas Exclusivists regard general revelation as informative only and special revelation as both informative and salvific, Inclusivists, by contrast, regard general revelation as both informative and salvific and special revelation as even mere deeply informative and even more effectively and widely salvific!" (Don Richardson, Heaven Wins) How can something be "even more ... salvific"? Isn't salvation either salvific or non-salvific? I'm sorry to be so blunt but has Richardson lost the use of his left brain? In actuality, then, there is virtually no difference between Universalism and "Inclusivism" because according to both systems everyone will be saved based on the "general revelation" they know, which the Bible says everyone knows (Rom. 1:19-20). But this knowledge is nowhere in the Bible said to be "salvific". In fact, in context, Rom. 1 is talking about the reason why people are NOT saved by general revelation because they long ago abandoned even the knowledge of God (Rom. 1:28). What the Bible says about the criteria to be saved has not changed and is everywhere in the New Testament. Jesus Christ made it plain that you must know and believe in Him alone in order to gain eternal life. John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." This "Inclusivism" then constitutes a denial of a core doctrine of the Faith: "Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone." When a person teaches otherwise, such as Richardson, and denies any one of the core doctrines, he is to be considered a divisive person and rejected according to Scripture (Rom. 16:17, Titus 3:10). Don Richardson and his World Christian Gathering of Indigenous People followers have been claiming you can be saved by worshiping your own cultural "supreme being". But the Bible states over and over that the gospel message was a mystery to the Gentiles and that the Gentiles do not know God (Gal. 4:8, 1 Cor. 1:21, 1 John 3:1, Rom. 1:28, 1 Thess. 4:5, Ephesians 2:12-13, 2 Thess. 1:8), therefore they cannot be saved without hearing the Gospel (Acts 16:31, Rom. 10:14). This outright false teaching by Richardson, the World Christian Gathers of Indigenous People (WCGIP), the Emergent Church, the New Apostolic Reformation and other apostate movements and individuals is that they are teaching that you can be saved through your cultural religion which they claim was "created" by God. "Christians should cease representing Jesus as the Son of the foreign God of a foreign people, especially if these foreigners had never shown concern for nor had any involvement in the lives or culture of the natives. God lovingly created them in the beginning never left them without a witness and, in his great love for them, even sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, to die for them!" [Daniel Kikawa, Perpetuated in Righteousness, 4th edition, p. 27, cited in Idolatry In Their Hearts by Sandy Simpson and Mike Oppenheimer, http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/idolatrybook.html) The bases for Richardson's "Inclusivist" views are clearly not the Bible but his own book and books by promoters of the WCGIP as well as blasphemous translations of the Bible including the names of false gods placed there by a number of translation societies (http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/blasphemizingthebible.html).
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|Lighthouse Trails 2013 Year in Review-PART 5 - Top 7 Articles in 2013 By Out-of-House Like-Minded Writers|
|by Lighthouse Trails, 12/28/13
The following are the Top 7 Articles By Out-of-House Like-Minded Writers that Lighthouse Trails posted in 2013. These were also used in our Lighthouse Trails Research Journal in 2013.
|by Berean Beacon, 12/30/13 |
In November 2010, Richard Bennett met John Callan, a Catholic man from Ireland. Richard explained to him our tract, "Are you right with God?" John told him that it all made great sense. He then returned to Ireland and after many telephone calls and emails he was truly saved. Then in November 2013, John desired that he be interviewed for a video on his conversion. When Richard asked John just how he had believed on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. John simply replied, "I got rid of the Middle Man." Our video entails a fascinating interview. We request that you forward its URL to your family and friends.
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|Is Dominionism Working?|
|by Sandy Simpson, 12/18/13
Since the counterfeit revivals of the mid 80's there has been a claim by many Latter Rain /Word of Faith groups that the church is going to take over the world, taking control of the governments, businesses and every other aspect of life. Movements such as the Toronto "Blessing", Brownsville "Outpouring", Word of Faith, New Apostolic Reformation, Emergent Church, and many other related Latter Rain movements have been claiming that they are making radical changes in people's lives due to miracles, prophecies, dead raisings, and growing numbers of people attending mega churches. So by now, in 2014, we should be seeing the effects of this wonderful scenario that the false apostles, false prophets, false teachers, and false Christs of these movements have predicted. Where is the actual proof that Dominion IS is working?
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