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Being Thankful Through It All (Booklet)
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Heal Thyself! 
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A good subtitle for this article might be "Practice What You Preach!"  There is no doubt that God can and does heal people today.  But the false doctrines of the Word-Faith Movement about "declaring" healing, "name-it-and-claim-it", etc. have been proven to be lies by the very people who sell this deceit.  If you don't know about where these famous "faith healers" go when they need healing, you may be surprised.  Why couldn't they heal themselves when they purported to be able to heal others by virtue of their superior faith?  What happened to the extraordinary faith they claimed to have, enough faith to heal and be healed?  Since they are the ones who taught that all you have to do is claim the healing that is in the Atonement (Is. 53:5) why did they not do so?  Don't their deaths prove that what they were preaching was a lie and pragmatic witchcraft rather than biblical relality?
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Instead of teaching thankfulness, false teachers promote greed.

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by Sandy Simpson, 12/21/15 ACT Logo 2

2 Cor. 2:17 "Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God." There are many false teachers on TV these days who peddle the word of God for profit.  They make promises of healing that do not come true by claiming if they are given a financial gift the person will receive healing and riches.  When what they promised does not happen the person is blamed that they did not have enough faith. This often destroys the faith of people who fall into the traps of these snake oil salesmen.  I have no problem with people charging for their materials if they cost to be produced, even though it is hoped that when a person cannot afford to pay for books and DVDs they will receive them free of charge.  But the charges levied on people for conferences and speaking engagements is often excessive.  A minister of God can ask for support and deserves it if they are being diligent in their study and proclamation of the Word.  But experiences and feelings often come with a price today and that is not right.

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Surprised By Hope Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
by N.T. Wright Think On These Things
Reviewed by Gary Gilley

Wright's two-pronged gospel is not found in the pages of Scripture. Yet his views are gaining traction in the church at large, to the detriment of the gospel of Christ and the biblical mission of the church.

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Being Thankful Through It All (Booklet)
by Warren B. Smith, 12/26/15 LT Publishing
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Thankfulness is our attempt as believers to express the inexpressible-the amazing gratitude we feel for the amazing grace bestowed upon us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He not only saved us from our sins (1 John 2:2), He promised to never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). We are also assured that He who began "a good work" in us will be faithful to "perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6).

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by Mark Batterson Think On These Things
Reviewed by Gary Gilley

Batterson is clearly misguided in The Circle Maker yet he is endorsed by John Ortberg and Rich Wilkenson (Peacemakers founder) and is friends with Louie Giglio and Andy Stanley (p. 36). The Circle Maker is not a stand-alone book; it has generated an industry including a video series as well as student editions, prayer journals and more.
No true Christian wants to minimize the power of prayer, which is perhaps the central theme of this book. But it must be prayer as taught in Scripture not based on myth and/or invented by people.
Also read Praying Circles (Think on These Things, Volume 21, Issue 5 Sep/Oct 2015)

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