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Report: Christianity Most Persecuted Faith Worldwide
A New Apostolic Reformation?
Christian Pastors and Leaders - Exchanging the Word of God for a "New" Way of Doing Things
Mennonites Walk Ruth Haley Barton's Mystical Bridge
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Questions for Those Who Claim the "Supreme Beings"
Of the Nations Are the True God
by Sandy Simpson
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I have some questions for those of the World Christian Gathering of Indigenous People (WCGIP) adherents such as Don Richardson, Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss (deceased), Terry LeBlanc, Danny Lehman, Aloha Ke Akua, YWAM as well as many in the Emergent Church (EC) ... the questions arise from their claim that the "supreme beings" of the nations are all the True God, YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  You can read more on this subject in our book "Idolatry In Their Hearts" or in the WCGIP section of my site. My main question for them is this: When did ANY of the Patriarchs and Prophets in the Old Testament and the Apostles or Jesus Christ in the New Testament EVER claim that the "supreme beings" of the nations were Elohim/YHWH, the one True God?  Let's look at some examples in the form of questions and you can check out the source links as well.


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Berit Kjos of Crossroads is a respected researcher, the author of many books and magazine articles, and a concerned parent (and grandparent) who has extensively studied religious trends, today's social changes, the roots and branches of the United Nations, the rising worldwide management system, and - most alarming of all -- the transformation of the church. Kjos first became aware of New Age and occult influences in our society at a 1974 conference on holistic health. As a registered nurse, she was interested in methods of healing, but soon discovered that the occult powers found in New Age methods brought bondage instead of true healing. As a parent, Kjos became aware of similar New Age influences in education. She began to monitor the schools for classroom programs that taught occultism and New Age spirituality, then began to share what she learned with other parents and teachers.....

Kjos' book, Brave New Schools, surveys the scene in today's public schools and provides guidelines for parents who are concerned about their children's education. Kjos shows how myth, feeling, imagination, and politically correct stories are replacing truth, facts, logic, and history in the classroom. She... is also the author of A Twist of Faith, Your Child and the New Age, Under the Spell of Mother Earth, and A Wardrobe from the King....

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Dear Friends,

To be persecuted by Muslims does not make those who call themselves "Christians" true believers.  What identifies a true believer is to be persecuted for preaching the Gospel and the cause of Christ.

"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven


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Christians continue to be the most persecuted faith, though the gap has dropped over time. In 2007 Christians were penalized or harassed in various ways in 107 countries. That peaked at 111 in 2010, dropped and then rose again to 110 in 2012, and dropped to 102 in 2013. Muslims were mistreated in the second most number of countries. They were at 96 in 2007, peaked at 109 in 2012, and dropped to 99 in 2013. Jews suffered in 51 nations in 2007 and have steadily increased, with a large jump from 71 in 2012 to 77 in 2013. Persecution of others stood at 38 in 2013; Buddhists were at 12 and Hindus at 9. The second group facing persecution in more countries in 2013 than 2012 was folk religions, rising from 26 to 34. What makes Jewish persecution numbers so striking and frightening is that Jews make up just .2 percent of the world's population.

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A New Apostolic Reformation?: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement (Book)
by R.Douglas Geivett (Author)
and Holly Pivec (Author), 4/12/15

This critique provides a framework for understanding and interpreting the widespread but little-known New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. As the authors state in the preface: "We write this book with two major goals in mind. First, to give people an idea of the sheer size and reach of the NAR movement. And second, to systematize its key teachings and practices and evaluate them on the basis of Scripture and careful reasoning ... . In our judgment, the NAR perspective crosses these boundaries [that is, certain broad parameters, revealed in Scripture and practiced in the historical orthodox church], and it does so in part because of flawed theology rooted in a flawed understanding of Scripture. We wish to warn readers about a possible confusion: Some critics have linked the NAR movement with mainstream Pentecostalism and charismatics. We do not do this. In fact, it is our contention that the NAR movement deviates from classical Pentecostal and charismatic teachings. This movement has emerged out of independent charismatic churches and, thus, has gained a foothold in many of those churches in varying degrees."

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Christian Pastors and Leaders - Exchanging the Word of God for a "New" Way of Doing Things
by David Dombrowski, 4/13/15 LT Publishing

The church of today is very much astir. Everywhere we turn,  embellishments are being added to Christianity as if to improve it. The old ways do not seem to satisfy anymore. A great influx of new teachings and practices have exchanged the God of old as depicted in the pages of the Bible with a deity much more palatable to the post-modern mind. Brennan Manning illustrates this when he stated in one of his books, " . . . the god who exacts the last drop of blood from His Son, so that His just anger, evoked by sin, may be appeased is not the God revealed by and in Jesus Christ. And if he is not the God of Jesus, he does not exist."  This "progressive" contemplative/emerging church has gone so far as to place in pulpits men who blaspheme God and who deny the atonement. But let us step back for a moment to see how emerging thought has developed. Such a statement did not come out of the blue, but as Ray Yungen suggests, a "creeping" effect made it all possible.

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by Lighthouse Trails, 4/15/15 LT Publishing

Ruth Haley Barton, founder of The Transforming Centre[1], was trained at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation which teaches: "This mystical stream [contemplative prayer] is the Western bridge to Far Eastern spirituality ... It is no accident that the most active frontier between Christian and Eastern religions today is between contemplative Christian monks and their Eastern equivalents." -Tilden Edwards, Shalem Founder[2] Barton, who could not find peace or direction in her Baptist roots or through reading the Bible and praying, found fulfillment through spiritual direction. Now she incorporates a blend of Eastern and Roman Catholic contemplative spirituality and monastic practices in her retreats and books on practicing the presence of God in the silence and sacred rhythms of prayer. Lately she has been very instrumental in leading entire Protestant and Anabaptist church congregations and their leaders into these same practices through spiritual direction and discernment seminars.This year, the Mennonites have once again[3] brought in Ruth Haley Barton to help them make decisions in the silence regarding some very important upcoming issues that include LGBTQ and anti-Israel BDS resolutions. How tragic to see an entire church delegation over looking all that is necessary in their discernment process (the Bible), thereby shunning to declare the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27) in seeking guidance from an apprentice of Thomas Merton and Tilden Edwards.

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We now have a number of our DVD videos available for instant download via PayLoadz. To see which ones we have available you will find the following symbol next that item on the main pages of the ACT site as well as on the item order page. The DVD videos available with this feature are in MP4 format, playable on your computer or personal device as long as you have a program on it that can play back MP4s. Due to storage restrictions the instant download version of the DVD videos we have available in MP4 format are of slightly less resolution as the DVD version.  However with this option you save shipping and handling and delivery time.  The videos are $10. each and PayLoadz will send you to PayPal for payment. Just go to the page of the item you wish to download and if you see the logo above it will have a "Add To Cart" button where you can download the video immediately.  So now you have a choice.  I also now have downloadable MP3s available for the same MP4 videos at $3. each.



Bible Studies in Discernment

 Bible Studies in Discernment - Book 


Idolatry In Their Hearts 

Idolatry In Their Hearts - Book 


Lessons In Forgiveness 

Lessons In Forgiveness - Book 


Finish The Race 

Finish The Race! - Book 


New Apostolic Reformation Book 

The New Apostolic Reformation - Book 


Letters To The Church 

Letters To The Church - Book 


Discernent Toolkit 

Discernment Toolkit - Book 



 Karma (by any other name) 





Replacement Theology On Steroids! 



Those Who Do Not Lead Christians To Maturity 






Night Marchers and UFOs on the Big Island  


  IPM DVD Series  


Updated! The First Nations Movement - 4 DVD Series    


Sola Scriptura  


"Christians" Who Try To Poke Holes In Sola Scriptura?   





The Question Of Dominion 




 Shepherd Or Hireling? 


  Testing Music In The Church DVD Set



  Resources For Pastors  



  Blasphemizing The Bible    

 "Blasphemizing" The Bible  


A Tale Of Two Kingdoms  


Signs Of Apostasy In The Churches In The End Times 1Signs Of Apostasy In The Churches In The Ends Times 2 


Signs Of The Apostasy In The Churches In The End Times 

2 DVD Series 


ED DVD Series 

From Church To Emerging Church - 2 DVD Series  


A Whole Lot Of Wishful Thinking These Days! - Part 1  

A Whole Lot Of Wishful Thinking - 2-DVD Set  


The Responsibilities Of A Good Shepherd 

The Responsibility of a Good Shepherd - CD  


Christian Bookstores 

What's Up With Christian Bookstores? - DVD  


ElijahList Part 1 

The ElijahList - 2 DVD Series  


The Extreme Prophetic 

The Extreme Prophetic - DVD  


NAR DVD Series 


The New Apostolic Reformation - 6 DVD Series  


EC Tools 

Emerging Church DVD 


Emerging Church Tools + The Emerging Church - CD & DVD  


Toolkit DVD Series 


Discernment Toolkit - 3 DVD Series 


Spirit of Truth or Spirit of Error? 


Spirit of Truth or Spirit of Error - Benny Hinn - DVD  


Living Water 2003 


Living Water 2003 Conference - 3 DVD Set  


Discernment Conference 2001 


Discernment 2001 Conference - 6 DVD Set  


Bible Studies in Discernment 


Bible Studies in Discernment - CD  


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Sandy Simpson
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