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Peale, Schuller, Warren and New Age Leader Bernie Siegel
Maitreya: A Purpose-Driven False Christ
Calvary Chapel & Purpose Driven Pastors Doing Yoga? (MP3)
he Dangers of Spiritual Formation?-And Some Ways it is Influencing Your Children
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"Good English Bible Translations"
by Sandy Simpson
This DVD is a message based on this article.

I was talking with a pastor after a Wednesday night service and he mentioned that I said I had done an article comparing English Bible translations.  He called me up later and asked me to come back and present the contents of that article I sent out in about 2002 to my mailing list for the Pacific Waves Newsletter which, unfortunately, I can no longer afford to publish and mail.  However an archive of past issues of that newsletter can be found here. In that article I detailed a number of good and bad resources for pastors including Bible translations, concordances, commentaries, Bible dictionaries, etc.  I present an edited version of part of that article on this DVD, particularly dealing with English Translations of the Bible.  Translation is a very detailed endeavor and should only be undertaken by those with a proper education in that subject and a sound doctrinal background.  I read a few books on that subject and it helped me understand the complexities involved.  Hebrew is a rich language so it is hard to distill one Hebrew word down to one English word.  Greek is a very technical language and it is also not easy to translate.  This is why it is imperative to use the good English translations out there for comparison along with a good concordance and Bible dictionary.  


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- MORIEL is an evangelistic ministry to people of other faiths, beginning with the Jews and nominal (non-evangelical) Christians, such as Roman Catholics and liberal Protestants. We also hold seminars on Messianic apologetics, Islamic evangelism, and cult evangelism.
- MORIEL seeks to plant Messianic fellowships where none exist. These are "fellowships" and not congregations, designed to evangelize Jews and to provide a practical way for Jewish believers and those who are called to the Jews to preserve and express their identity in Yeshua as Messiah.
- MORIEL helps believers to plant churches in situations where Bible-based congregations do not exist. We call this Misgav Ladach, a Hebrew term meaning "shelter for the oppressed".
- MORIEL will stand against serious doctrinal error where it threatens the credibility of the Gospel or undermines the authority of Scripture. This will be particularly true concerning areas likely to prove detrimental to Jewish evangelism - such as "Dual Covenant Theology", "Christian Anti-Semitic", and "Anti-Zionism".
- MORIEL will stand against serious doctrinal error where it threatens the credibility of the Gospel or undermines the authority of Scripture. This will be particularly true concerning areas likely to prove detrimental to Jewish evangelism - such as "Dual Covenant Theology", "Christian Anti-Semitic", and "Anti-Zionism".
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"Spiritual Formation" is a code word for the mystical practices of the Emergent Church, not the Biblical definition of being taught to know the difference between right and wrong and being led to maturity as is the duty of Church leadership. 


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by Warren B. Smith, 8/8/14 Spiritual Research Network
Why do Norman Vincent Peale, Robert Schuller, and Rick Warren all make specific reference to author Bernie Siegel--a New Age leader with a spirit guide named "George"? On paper, Siegel is an unlikely person for church figures to be quoting, referencing, and even praising. That is, unless Siegel is a merging, overlapping, interconnecting link between the New Age and the church--much like Rick Warren's colleague Leonard Sweet praising New Age leaders in his book Quantum Spirituality. Here a little, there a little. Seemingly small connections can lead to much bigger connections down the line. Why are these men warming up to a New Age leader like Bernie Siegel rather than warning the church about him?

Maitreya: A Purpose-Driven False Christ
by Warren B. Smith, 8/8/14 Spiritual Research Network

"I am your Purpose. I am your Hope. I am your Heart. God is within you and all around you. My name is Oneness. I shall place before you all the purpose of God. My Plan is God's Plan. Nothing will happen by chance. Take part in a Great Plan which is changing the world. My Coming brings peace." - Maitreya the "Christ" Messages from Maitreya the Christ, 1992

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Calvary Chapel & Purpose Driven Pastors Doing Yoga? (MP3)
from Chris Lawson, 8/8/14 Spiritual Research Network

Expressing biblical/pastoral concerns over Rick Warren's Saddleback Church "Holy Yoga" classes (Brooke Boon) and a North Coast Calvary Chapel pastor (Jim Doyle - Small Groups and Connections Pastor) who participates in Yoga classes. Scripture is clear that Christians are to "separate" from these types of things (Romans 16; 2 Corinthians 6; 1 Timothy 4; etc.), but sadly, a growing number of Christian leaders see no problem with them.

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by Berit Kjos, 8/9/14 LT Publishing

Spiritual Formation has become a widely used term that was introduced to the evangelical church in the 1970s, primarily through a Thomas Merton disciple named Richard Foster and his longstanding, best-selling book, Celebration of Discipline. Today, there are few venues in the church that have not been influenced by the Merton/Foster model of Spiritual Formation.
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