So, as you can see, the root of this teaching is that
Israel no longer holds the distinction of being the tree from which the
Root of David (Jesus-Rev. 5:5, 22:16) came. They are no longer the
"natural branches" (Israel-Rom. 11:21) on to which Gentile Christianity
(the wild shoots-Rom. 11:17 or wild branches-Rom. 11:24) are grafted in
(Rom. 11:17-24). According to Replacement Theology, Christianity
has now become its own branch apart from Israel (the natural branch) that
produced the Root and all the promises of the Bible to Israel have been
taken away from them and given to the Gentile Church. This is why
you hear so many false teachers taking verses out of context from the Old
Testament and willy-nilly applying them to the Gentile Church. This
methodology has been going on for decades in liberal churches and has been
popularized by many false teachers on TV. But the fact is that Replacement
Theology is utter false doctrine. It denies promises made to Israel,
some of which have already been fulfilled and some which are yet to come
to fruition. But when you add the fact that the Inclusivist WCGIP proponents
are now saying that God planted hundreds of different trees, cultures all
over the world, that are not connected to the natural branch, tree and
Root, you have what can only be termed Replacement Theology on steroids!
The Scriptural definition of maturity is to learn to discern
truth from error so that the Christian will no longer be double minded,
blown about by every wind of teaching and by the schemes of crafty people.
But the problem today is that so few Christian teachers are feeding their
flock's solid food. They are serving up milk and, because of that,
people are starving. Yet they often don't even know they have been on a
starvation diet. Amos 8:11 "The days are coming," declares the
Sovereign Lord, "when I will send a famine through the land - not
a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words
of the Lord."
Lying is a problem for all people (Ps. 116:11).
We are all sinners (Rom. 3:23). Those of us who are Christians are
"sinners saved by grace" (Eph. 2:8) indwelt by the Holy Spirit in our "new
self" (Col. 3:10). But we still live in our "old self" which we must "put
off" (Eph. 4:20-25) by taking up our cross daily and following Christ (Luke
9:23). The difference between unbelievers and those who are truly
born again is that believers no longer "practice sin" (1 John 3:9, see
my Bible study on 1 John!) They have the indwelling Holy Spirit (Rom.
8:11) who convicts them when they lie (John 16:8). True believers then
repent (1 John 1:9) and go on to "practice righteousness" (1 John 2:29)
with the Lord's help. The unregenerate, the false brothers, or those
who have fallen away (Gal. 5:4, Mark 4:17), practice lying. They
practice a lifestyle of lying because their consciences are seared (1 Tim.
4:2) and the Holy Spirit, when convicting them, cannot break through the
hardness of their unrepentant hearts (Eph. 4:17-19, Heb. 3:13).
The four books that have changed the church by giving
an introduction to the false teachings of the New Apostolic/Latter Rain
(NAR), the Emerging Church/Contemplative/Catholic Mysticism (EC), pragmatic
Church Growth (CG) methodologies of C. Peter Wagner, Robert Schuller and
Peter Drucker, and the teachings of the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous
People (WCGIP) are as follows:
Surprised by the Power of the Spirit by Jack Deer, Celebration
of Discipline by Richard Foster, Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren &
Etnerity In Their Hearts by Don Richardson.
These four books were widely read by Christians
from virtually every denominational background before their ramifications
and the movements they would spawn were known. They lay error alongside
truth so were considered not to be a threat to churches. Therefore
these books then became part of the consciousness of many Christians and
churches, thereby laying the basis for the introduction of the modern day
false teachings of the NAR, EC, CG and WCGIP that have become part of the
landscape of Christendom today.
With the resurgence of the old religion of Hawaii and
the continual invocation of Pelé and other "deities" for years in
the secular culture and even in churches with regards to worshipping 'Io,
is it any wonder that those beings are beginning to manifest again?
In a story called "Night
Marchers" on the Kawaihae site and in a YouTube
video on the same subject, eyewitnesses claim all kinds of sightings
that they think are the warriors, ancestors and demi-gods of Hawaii coming
back. Interestingly the
first book the Hawaiian Heritage site recommends in its "Suggested
Reading" list is "Perpetuated
in Righteousness" by Daniel Kikawa that we reviewed in our book "Idolatry
In Their Hearts" by Sandy Simpson and Mike Oppenheimer. Since Kikawa
claims that 'Io is the True God and one that the Hawaiians worshipped in
secret, we have to wonder if Kikawa also thinks 'Io is showing up in these
night marches? Since YWAM, Aloha Ke Akua and Hilo New Hope participated
in worshipping 'Io at the "edge of Hale-ma'uma'u Crater" it sounds like
they have all been inviting the old "gods" to return to Hawaii.
I am doing a Bible study right now on what I would call
"renewing our minds". It is based on this verse:
Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able
to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect
The only way to renew our minds is to believe on the Lord
Jesus Christ, confess our sins, and be saved, then to study the written
Word and allow the indwelling Holy Spirit to teach us. Our minds
are corrupted by virtue of the sin nature and what we have learned in life
because our filters are off. I gave an illustration of straining coconut
to make coconut milk. If you use a 1 inch screen everything will
pass through. Even if you use a quarter inch screen you will get
mostly coconut meat in your milk. You have to use a fine screen in
order to separate the milk from the leftover. Our filters are off
and the first thing God begins to do is correct our worldview, because
if your worldview is off you will not understand God's reality. We
need to learn to see things from His perspective. This is why I started
this study by going back to an original problem.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 The coming of the lawless one
will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays
of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the
ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because
they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends
them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so
that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted
This has always been an interesting passage to me for
a few different reasons. What is "the lie" that is talked about here
in verse 9 and 11? What are the ways that "wickedness deceives those
who are perishing" and how long has this been going on or does this only
begin to happen at the coming of the lawless one? In what way does
"the lie" cause those who do not believe the truth to "delight in wickedness"?
Updated! The First Nations Movement Deceiving The Nations! 4-DVD Series
Critical Missiological Issue!
The "Indigenous People's" (IPM) or "First Nations" movement
is an unbiblical movement teaching heresies and doctrines of demons. It
is being spread worldwide by YWAM, Don Richardson, John Dawson, Richard
Twiss, Terry LeBlanc, Daniel Kikawa and many other adherents. The
IPM or World Christian Gathering On Indigenous People is full of the false
teachings of the Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), Word-Faith,
Dominionism, Latter Rain and many other false theological systems.
But it does have it's own distinctives that are driven by the works of
Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss, and Don Richardson in particular. They
are teaching Christians to "redeem" their cultures by worshipping their
former gods, pretending they are YHWH.
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The First Nations Movement 4-DVD
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Simpson The First Nations Movement DVD
2 (1) The Fingerprints Of God? - Mike Oppenheimer (2) 11 Reasons To Reject This Movement, Part 2 - Sandy
Simpson The First Nations Movement DVD
3 (1) The New Indigenous "Christian" Religion - Sandy
Simpson (2) Did God Put Eternity In Their Hearts? - Sandy
Simpson (3) The Missionaries Brought A Foreign God - Sandy
Simpson (4) Catholic Syncretism - Sandy Simpson The First Nations Movement DVD
4 (1) "Monotheism" In Ancient Cultures - Sandy Simpson (2) The History Of The Knowledge Of God - Sandy Simpson "Christians" Who Try To Poke Holes In Sola
Scriptura by Sandy Simpson
There are a number of the leadership of the Emerging
Church (EC) who do not believe that the Bible is the highest authority
for the Christian faith. Most do not believe that the Bible is inerrant
in the original manuscripts and many do not acknowledge that the Bible
is our highest revelation. Yet this is a core doctrine over which
true believers and false brethren must separate. Those who try to poke
holes in Sola Scriptura make excuses like (1) we need to reinterpret the
Bible through the lens of postmodern culture and religion (2) the Bible
never uses the words "Sola Scriptura" therefore it is not a Biblical concept
(3) there is new revelation for the church through the Holy Spirit apart
from what is written and the precepts of the Bible and (4) the Bible just
doesn't address our postmodern situation therefore we cannot rely on it
for the truth and answers for our problems today. I will prove that
all the above arguments, and more, from EC leaders and others is exactly
what they are teaching. I will give you quotes from their teachings,
videos and books. The postmodern church and its "movements" are abandoning
Sola Scriptura in their rush to be like the Roman Catholic Church, which
takes its authority from a mix of Scripture and tradition.
"As a result the Church, to whom the transmission and
interpretation of Revelation is entrusted, "does not derive her certainty
about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. Both Scripture
and Tradition must be accepted and honored with EQUAL sentiments of devotion
and reverence." (Roman Catholic Catechism, Given October 11, 1992, the
thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council,
in the fourteenth year of my Pontificate. Page 31).
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Updated DVD! The Question Of Dominion by Sandy Simpson
I am writing this article as an apologetic against
the Third Wave, Latter Rain, Word of Faith and Reformed Theology teachings
that the Church is to rise up and take over the systems of government,
businesses and every other aspect of life. "See, the problem is, is that
Satan has had too much of his way in our society because he has a government!
And the only way to overthrow a government is with a government.
It won't happen otherwise. So therefore the government of the church
has to get into place in the extended church just like we do have it very
well in place, we haven't reached our goal yet ..." (Transcript of
C. Peter Wagner, Arise Prophetic Conference, Gateway Church, San Jose,
CA, 10-10-2004) Wagner has substituted the "government of the church" for
the coming government of Jesus Christ in the Millennial Kingdom.
Wagner is "Kingdom Now" while the Bible teaches "Kingdom Come". What I
wanted to do with this article is put the issue of dominion to rest by
studying the definition the Bible gives to dominion and ruling authority.
When we look at the subject we can easily ascertain what is going on today
and what God requires of the Church.
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The Bible lays out the definitions of both an overseer
(under shepherd) and a hireling. John 10:11-13 I am the good
shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that
is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth
the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth
them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling,
and careth not for the sheep. (KJV) 1 Tim. 3:1-3 Here
is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer,
he desires a noble task. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband
of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able
to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome,
not a lover of money. (NIV) Titus 1:7-13 Since an overseer
is entrusted with God's work, he must be blameless, not overbearing, not
quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest
gain. Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is
self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to
the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage
others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. For there are
many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of
the circumcision group. They must be silenced, because they are ruining
whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach - and that
for the sake of dishonest gain. Even one of their own prophets has said,
"Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons." This testimony
is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in
the faith. (NIV) A hireling does not really care about being a watchman,
but is more concerned with protecting his reputation, position and income.
A true watchman will guard the flock against wolves from within (Acts 20:30)
and without (Acts 20:29) no matter the cost to his reputation, position
or income. Following is a little quiz you can take to see if you are a
true Biblical under shepherd as a leader in your church, are becoming a
hireling, or are one now.
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Too many churches today are allowing music to be used
in their services that is not glorifying to the Lord and can actually be
a hindrance to the teaching of sound doctrine. Pastors and leaders should
be using their leadership role to test what is being played and sung in
their churches. Though some are quick to test preaching and teaching from
their pulpits, many ignore the music being used in the same services. This
is a tragic mistake. Music is a powerful medium. It is something that effects
deeply the body, mind and emotions. It is a proven fact that music often
stays with a person far longer than what is taught or preached. Songs roam
around in our heads, especially if the melody appeals to us. What is often
overlooked is the serious impression music makes on people, and the teaching
they are getting over and over again as they allow the song to repeat in
their minds and on their lips. Music teaches things much more subtly yet
sometimes far more effectively. That's why the lyrical content of music
in the church, as well as its effect on the spiritual lives of those who
perform and listen, should be vigorously examined by the leaders of the
church. This is a 2-DVD set.
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2 Cor. 13:5 Examine yourselves to see whether
you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realise that Christ Jesus is in you - unless,
of course, you fail the test?
People who call themselves followers of Christ or "Christians"
and claim they are born again must believe certain things. If they
do not then they fail the test of faith. They can claim they are
born again all they want and "once saved, always saved" but if they fail
the test of faith there is no eternal security. Only God knows who
will be saved, from beginning to end, because of His foreknowledge and
omniscience (Rom. 8:29, 1 Pet. 1:2). God did not make an arbitrary
judgment about who would be saved and who would not. His Spirit is
given to those He foreknew, when convicted of sin by His Holy Spirit, would
choose to believe and commit themselves to Jesus Christ. We are not
God and we do not have His omniscience. Therefore, according to Paul,
we must be sure our belief system is in the right place once our eyes have
been opened to the Truth. I am not saying we do not have assurance
of salvation, but our assurance comes not only because of His Atonement
and promises of salvation but from our continuing in the Faith, which is
always the Biblical criteria. Those who would be Bible teachers must teach
according to the whole counsel of God's Word. Let me be clear. There
is only one way to salvation. That is by grace alone through
faith alone in Christ alone. I will deal with a few of those issues
following, but it is important to recognize that being saved is not just
a matter of believing that Jesus lived, or that He was a man, or simply
giving mental ascent to His existence in whatever form.
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I am going to go over an article I wrote back in 2006
in preparation for the book I wrote with Mike Oppenheimer called 'Idolatry
in Their Hearts'. This book is an apologetic against the false teachings
of the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People movement, the Emerging
Church and the New Apostolic Reformation which got their ideas from the
book "Eternity in Their Hearts" by Don Richardson. At the time that
book came out no one really saw the dangerous ideas Richardson was promoting.
All they would have had to do was look at the two subtitles of that book
to understand the implications. The first subtitle in the 1981 edition
read: The Untold Story of Christianity among Folk Religions of Ancient
People. Those who read this book found some interesting cross-cultural
ideas but apparently missed the false premise of the book starting with
the subtitle. How could Christianity be "among folk religions" where the
Gospel had not been preached (Rom. 10:14-15)? At that time Christians who
read the book were apparently satisfied that, though there was some questionable
material present, it made for an interesting discussion on how to do cross-cultural
ministry. The subtitle it has today, which was first published in 1984,
is as follows: Startling Evidence of Belief in the One True God in Hundreds
of Cultures Throughout the World. This should have been a red flag
for many Christians but then, who reads subtitles? But how could
the "One True God" be known to Gentiles who did "not know God".
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Resources For Pastors including "Good English Bible Translations" by Sandy Simpson
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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A TALE OF TWO KINGDOMS Kingdom Now or Kingdom Come? by Sandy Simpson
There are two kingdoms being taught in many churches today.
Teaching about one of the kingdoms is on the decline while the other is
being promoted all over the place. I am warning Christians that they
need to check out who is using the word "kingdom", the books they have
been reading and recommend on building "the kingdom", the people they have
been hanging out with at conferences, and what they mean by "the kingdom".
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BIBLES STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT by Sandy Simpson
Bible studies in Galatians, Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians,
1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Jude with a focus on applying timeless discernment
priciples to our modern times.
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BIBLES STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT Companion CD! by Sandy Simpson Contains the PDF text to the book BIBLE STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT
plus extra studies by Sandy & Juanita Simpson covering many issues
of apologetics and discernment.
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A Whole Lot Of Wishful Thinking These Days! by Sandy Simpson
In this DVD series I want to detail a number of beliefs
people have these days that have no basis in Scripture. I am going
to roam all over the map, so to speak, and try to give fairly short answers
on a number of topics and also give you useful links to articles that will
help you deal with any particular issue. It is truly amazing how
many false ideas people cling to without giving a thought to what the Bible
has to say on the subject.
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Signs Of Apostasy In The Churches In The
End Times by Sandy Simpson
There are many signs of the great Apostasy, or falling
away (2 Thes. 2:3) indicating we are living in the end times (Mt. 24: 3-14)
I am going to go through some indications of the Apostasy in the churches
as a follow up to the signs of the times in the world.
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The Responsibilities of a Good Shepherd by Sandy Simpson This CD is a message based on this
Emerging Church CD & Free DVD All the links to resources
and articles we have on the Emerging Church on one CD. by Sandy Simpson
(The Emerging Church only is downloadable!)
When you purchase the "Resource
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a brand new free DVD called "The Emerging Church" that features Gary
Gilley, Ray Yungen, Joanna Michaelson, Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson.
From Church To Emerging Church DVD Series by Sandy Simpson 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 proponants believe the "scripture" for today is evolving and must change
in order to reach postmoderns.
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on this 2-part DVD series!
Idolatry In Their Hearts Landmark Book! by Sandy Simpson & Mike
Oppenheimer Does having eternity in your heart mean that you know
God and are His child? Could Gentile cultures understand the Gospel from
the stars? Did God create man's cultures? Has God always been in the process
of redeeming cultures from the time of Babel by placing in them a true
revelation of Himself? Is there the worship of YHWH in all cultures and
religions through the names of supreme beings? Have all cultures
always had a way to make things right between them and God? These questions
and many more are answered in this book that addresses the false teachings
of The New Apostolic Reformation regarding missiological methods as being
carried out by many agencies including the World Christian Gathering on
Indigenous People, YWAM, and many Bible societies.
The New Apostolic Reformation - What is
it and where is it going? Every Pastor Needs This! by Bill Randles, Arnold
Fruchtenbaum, Jacob Prasch, Mike Oppenheimer, Orrel Steinkamp, Gary Gilley,
Dave Hunt, Sandy Simpson and others. This is a 6-DVD expose of
the NAR and it's leadership of C. Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, Chuck Peirce,
Dutch Sheets, Bill Hamon, Jack Deere and others.
Lessons In Forgiveness Great Study! by Sandy Simpson
Through the years I have been
presented with many opportunities to forgive. Sometimes the situation was
so severe that it took me some time to forgive and start the process of
healing for myself, and eventually for others. I learned that a Christian
needs to forgive other people even if they have not repented of their sins.
That can be really hard if we let it be hard. But if we give our burdens
over to the Lord, He will carry them and that frees us up to treat other
people with love, compassion, and be in the right frame of mind and heart
to set them up for reconciliation with Jesus Christ. That does not mean
we tolerate their sin. We simply forgive them for what they have done to
us, whether perceived or real, and move on to looking for ways to redeem
them. We can then present to them the "truth in love" even when we have
to rebuke them.
was written to help believers
to realize the absolute necessity of growing to maturity in Christ. Many
churches are urging Christians to push aside discernment in favor of experience.
It is our hope that this book will inspire many believers to fight the
good fight, finish the race, and keep the faith (2 Tim. 4:7).
The New Apostolic Reformation - What is
it and where is it going? Companion Book! by Sandy Simpson
is now available in book form. This is the DVD script
plus commentary by Sandy Simpson. The commentary of the DVD series is not
in the book, but there are many more quotes available than in the video
series. Good reference material. Also available on CD-ROM.
is a fitting manual for the Revelation Christian.
All the precepts are in the seven letters in Revelation 1:9 - 3:22 to help
us keep the faith, stay in sound doctrine, and reach out to those who are
perishing. I hope and pray that this book will help
the reader to be an "overcomer".
DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT Demolish Arguments! by Sandy Simpson
Want to be able to see your way through to clear biblical
discernment? Want a set of tools that will allow you to disciple your loved
ones so they will stand firm in the Faith? Want to sort out many of the
false arguments and teachings that have invaded the churches? Then
TOOLKIT book is for you!
DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT DVD Study Series! by Sandy Simpson is taken from the book but includes a lot of footage
of false teachers and false prophets. It covers the core doctrines, how
we can use them to test, and examples on the DVD that can be paused for
discussion. Also includes a teacher guide and links to resources
on the web. This 3-DVD series is available now!
THE EMPTY PULPIT Highly Recommended! by Mike Oppenheimer What is Christianity? What significance does the cross
have? Are there teachings that can wreck our faith? We live in an age unlike
any other in the history of man. To follow the Lord among the unique challenges
we must understand Scripture and live by it. Available for $20- includes
shipping. Apologetics Coordination Team HIGHLY recommends this
book. It deals with many crucial issues for the Church today.
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NEW! Karma (by any other name) by Sandy Simpson
"Karma means action, work or deed; it also refers to
the principle of causality where intent and actions of an individual influence
the future of that individual. Good intent and good deed contribute
to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute
to bad karma and future suffering. Karma is closely associated with
the idea of rebirth in some schools of Asian religions. In these
schools, karma in the present affects one's future in the current life,
as well as the nature and quality of future lives - or, one's samsara.
With origins in ancient India, it is a key concept in Hinduism, Buddhism,
Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Shintoism, Ching Hai and others."(emphasis mine)
Mirram-Webster defines it this way:
the force created by a person's actions that is believed
in Hinduism and Buddhism to determine what that person's next life will
be like: the force created by a person's actions that some people believe
causes good or bad things to happen to that person
Zechariah 14:9 NIV The LORD will be king over the whole
earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.
The reason I wrote this article based on
Zech 14:9 is that I was reminded of how many so-called Christians, who
are influential in the churches, are promoting the worship of God in the
names of other gods.
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Chat with Ray Yungen and Mike Oppenheimer posted by nazarenepsalm113
on July 22, 2009 - A chat we filmed back when we originally filmed our
Concerned Nazarenes DVD. This is the first time this has been seen publically.
Mike and Ray chat about contemplative prayer, its roots as well as the
new age and the new spirituality as well as some bits about Rick Warren
and Saddleback. Listen! New
YouTube: Ray Yungen on the Emerging Church & Interspirituality
at Lighthouse Trails, 7/23/09 - The following is a 10-minute YouTube
preview of Ray Yungen's DVD from the New
Face of Mystical Spirituality series. Listen! Episode
43 - November 2011, Sandy Simpson: The New Apostolic Reformation "For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising
themselves as apostles of Christ." 2Corinthians 11:13 Sandy Simpson, of
the Apologetics Coordination Team, joins me to discuss the New Apostolic
Reformation (NAR). Sandy runs Deception in the Church, an extensive library
of resources on the NAR and related movements and organizations. Sandy
does a fantastic job of describing in just an hour a movement that really
needs many hours to really understand properly. It is my hope that this
episode will inspire people to dig deeper to learn more about the New Apostolic
Reformation and the unbiblical practices that go on within the movement.
Please check out the show notes and visit the additional resources section.
The New Apostolic Reformation is a dangerous movement that is carrying
many Christians away from orthodox, Biblical practices. This episode is
available to stream or download here. Listen! Episode
55: November 2012, Sandy Simpson: The New Apostolic Reformation - Part
2 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but
inwardly are kravenous wolves." - Matthew 7:15 A year ago,
the November 2011 episode, I interviewed Sandy Simpson on the New Apostolic
Reformation. Sandy heads up the Apologetics
Coordination Team, and runs Deception
in the Church, an extensive library of resources on the NAR and related
movements and organizations. This episode is a follow-up to our previous
discussion. We began with the assumption that those listening have heard
the first discussion we had. If you haven't, that episode can be found
here. We answer some questions people had from that episode, get into some
further examination of the New Apostolic Reformation, and try to keep from
repeating what was already covered as much as possible. 11/26/14 - What
Is A Discerning Christian? - New Podcast: Spiritual Maturity and Biblical
Discernment by Chris Lawson, 11/26/14
"Christian discernment begins first with salvation in Christ (Hebrews
5:13-15), and then maturing as a believer through the teaching of God's
Word (1 Timothy 4:1-8). As the believer grows one ought to be able to discern
between both good and evil, and to separate from spiritual error and false
12/12/14 - The
Five Most Disturbing Things About A Benny Hinn Miracle Service
by Corrie Mitchell, 12/12/14
There are a lot of things you should try at least once in your life
- skydiving, eating some exotic delicacy, traveling alone. Let me give
you one thing not to add to that list: attending a Benny Hinn Holy Spirit
Read This First! - Catholic
Doctrines From The RCC Catechism - Take a look at what the RCC
Catechism endorsed by the Pope teaches on a number of subjects, proving
the RCC is apostate and heretical. Also read Catholic
Doctrines Comparison Chart - A helpful (.pdf) comparison chart
of some false teachings of Catholicism and a historical timeline as to
when they started. 11/5/14 - Pope's
Address to Fraternity of Charismatic Communities at Understand
The Times, 11/5/14
11/8/14 - Our Communion
is NOT a Eucharist? by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/8/14
We are watching certain evangelicals accept the Roman Catholic teaching
of the Eucharist which the Roman catholic church claims is changed into
the actual body and blood and deity of Jesus by the priest. Why is this
not true? Read Part
1 - Our Communion is NOT a Eucharist? & Part
2 - The mystery of God manifested as man, or God becoming bread? 11/15/14 - Pope Francis
States That The Roman Catholic Church No Longer Teaches Creationism
by Sandy Simpson, 11/15/14
The new pope claims that evolution does not contradict the Bible
in an address to the Vatican Pontifical Academy for Sciences. 12/8/14 - Christ
Cathedral Receives $20M From Anonymous Donor; Catholic Diocese to Renovate
Former Crystal Cathedral at Understand The Times, 12/8/14
A California Roman Catholic diocese that owns the property that
once was the Crystal Cathedral has received a $20 million donation for
its renovation work. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange announced that
an anonymous donor gave $20 million to aid the estimated $113 million renovation
of the former Crystal Cathedral. In a statement made by the donor and released
by the Diocese of Orange, the person said, "I hope this gift will inspire
other donors in our community to give as well. "I am blessed to offer my
faithful and financial support to the diocese's efforts to restore and
renovate the campus and make its vision for the Christ Cathedral a reality."
For decades, the Orange County located Crystal Cathedral was the notable
megachurch headed by the Rev. Robert Schuller and his family. However,
financial scandals and in-fighting led to Crystal Cathedral Ministries
filing for bankruptcy and eventually being compelled to sell their iconic
property. In February 2012, the Catholic Diocese of Orange purchased the
building and grounds, renaming the sanctuary Christ Cathedral.
Learn To Discern Conference
June 25th-27th 2015
Eric Barger - Caryl Matrisciana - Joe Schimmel -
Olivet Church, Abbotsford, B.C., Canada
There is no admission fee for the Conference. As seating is limited,
we require that you sign up. (There will be a freewill donation taken to
go towards the speakers' expenses.)
11/4/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume
51, Issue 4 FEATURES: Ernest Angley Series (Audio)
by Bob Dyer, Akron Beacon Journal, 10/13/14; The gods of the nations
- the God of Israel (DVD Series) by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/14/14; Worship
More Pagan than Christian? at The Berean Call, 10/15/14; My brother's
succession plan for Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (Video) by Paul Smith,
11/11/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume
51, Issue 5 FEATURES: The Simply Agape Production Video
Series Is Finally Online Featuring Sandy Simpson, Jacob Prasch, John
Haller, Tim Wirth, Manny Silva & Johanna Michaelson; The Ecclesiastical
Domino Effect by James Jacob Prasch, 10/22/14; Rowan Williams: How
Buddhism Helps Me Pray [Excerpts] at The Berean Call, 10/27/14; Chrislam
Exposed The Seductive Lie of a Common God Between Christianity And Islam,
Part 1 (MP3) Host: Gordon Morris Guest: Sharam Hadian, VCY America
11/18/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume
51, Issue 6 FEATURES: The Tangible Kingdom, Creating Incarnational
Community: The Posture and Practices of Ancient Church Now by Hugh
Halter and Matt Smay - Reviewed by Gary Gilley; What Is Christian Palestinianism?
with Paul Wilkinson at The Berean Call, 10/31/14; Transported by the
Lion of Judah by Anne Elmer - Reviewed by Sandy Simpson, 10/31/14;
Run Amok by T.A. McMahon, The Berean Call, 11/2/14
11/25/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume
51, Issue 7 FEATURES: Changing "Jesus Calling" - Damage
Control for a False Christ (Booklet) by Warren B. Smith; Our Communion
is NOT a Eucharist by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/8/14; Harpazo: The Intra-Seal
Rapture of the Church (Book) by James Jacob Prasch, 11/9/14; Russell
Moore, Rick Warren to Join "Pope Francis" With Muslims, Buddhists for Interfaith
Conference at Understand The Times, 11/10/14
12/2/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume
51, Issue 8 FEATURES: An Anatomy Of A False Prophesy
by Sandy Simpson, 11/13/14; Pope Francis States That The Roman Catholic
Church No Longer Teaches Creationism by Sandy Simpson, 11/15/14; In
a first, Washington National Cathedral to host Friday Muslim prayer service
at Lighthouse Trails, 11/14/14; Brian McLaren and a New Era of Bible
Reading at The Berean Call, 11/12/14
12/9/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume
51, Issue 9 FEATURES: Letter to the Editor From Missionary
Couple: Young Missionary Women From AIM (Adventures in Missions) Being
Taught Contemplative Prayer by Lighthouse Trails, 11/16/14; Allah
"The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful" Praised on US House Floor (Video)
by Jim Hoft, 11/17/14; Rick Warren at the Vatican Humanum Conference:
"We All Love Jesus Christ" by Do Not Be Surprised, 11/21/14; Rob
Bell and Oprah Wrap Up New Age Tour-EQUALLY YOKED by Lighthouse Trails,
12/16/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume
51, Issue 10 FEATURES: What Is A Discerning Christian?
- New Podcast: Spiritual Maturity and Biblical Discernment by Chris
Lawson, 11/26/14; Christians Losing Everything to Islam? at the
Berean Call, 11/27/14; Should Christians Practice Martial Arts? (MP3)
with Gaylene Goodroad, 11/28/14; The Message Bible by Eugene Peterson
- Reviewed by John Lanagan
12/23/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume
52, Issue 1 FEATURES: The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn
- Reviewed by T.A. McMahon; The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn - Reviewed
by Gary Gilley; The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn - Reviewed by Berti
Kjos; The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn - Reviewed by Mike Oppenheimer
12/30/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume
52, Issue 2 FEATURES: Letter to the Editor From a FORMER
Contemplative: Focus on the Family's "Father Gilbert's Mysteries" Points
Listeners to Contemplative Prayer by Lighthouse Trails, 12/2/14; Reinhard
Bonnke replaces Joyce Meyer at IHOP-KC Onething 2014 by My Word Like
Fire, 12/3/14; Suicide and the Christian by James Jacob Prasch;
Strange Fire Tim Wirth & Manny Silva
11/10/14 - Russell
Moore, Rick Warren to Join "Pope Francis" With Muslims, Buddhists for Interfaith
Conference at Understand The Times, 11/10/14
Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty
Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Saddleback megachurch
leader Rick Warren will team up with Roman Catholic Pontiff Francis later
this month for an interfaith Vatican conference on marriage and family.
"Complementarity of Man and Woman," will be held Nov. 17-19 at the Vatican,
and is expected to feature more than 30 speakers from over 20 countries.
According to the Catholic News Service, those of the Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist,
Hindu, Jaina Shasana, Taoist and Sikh religions will be present, as well
as Roman Catholics and professing Christians. 11/13/14 - Catholics
and Muslims, working together to serve others at Understand The
The third seminar of the Catholic-Muslim Forum was held in Rome
from 11 to 13 November, on the theme "Working Together to Serve Others".
Three specific issues were considered: working together to serve young
people, enhancing interreligious dialogue, and service to society. 11/14/14 - In
a first, Washington National Cathedral to host Friday Muslim prayer service
at Lighthouse Trails, 11/14/14
Washington National Cathedral, known for presidential funerals and
other major spiritual services, will host a Muslim prayer service for the
first time Friday. 11/21/14 - Rick
Warren at the Vatican Humanum Conference: "We All Love Jesus Christ"
by Do Not Be Surprised, 11/21/14
Rick Warren spoke on the "Biblical Meaning of Marriage" Tuesday
at the Vatican, where he is among 30 global religious leaders examining
the changing roles of marriage and family in the world. Warren joined leaders
from 23 countries and 14 religions invited by Pope Francis on at the kickoff
Monday to The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium.
"It's great to be with leaders from different streams of Christianity from
all over the world," Warren said from the Vatican on Monday. "Although
we have some differences, we all love Jesus Christ and we all want marriages
and families to be healthy and strong." Upon meeting Pope Francis, Warren
said: "Up close, you can feel the humility and compassion that others see
from afar." 11/24/14 - Muslims
Chant to Remove Jesus at Washington' National Cathedral by Roger
It looked like a chilling scene from a Last Days, anti-Christ-takes-over-the-world
disaster movie. Hundreds of Muslims take over America's most notable church,
prostrate on their prayer rugs as their unified chant echoes out in full
volume: "There is only one god, he begets not and I bear witness that Muhammad
is His only servant and Apostle." Only this was not a movie. This was the
scene, last Friday, for the first time in history, at the iconic National
Cathedral in Washington, where orthodox Muslim clerics were invited to
lead an Islamic prayer service. A congregation of hundreds were lead by
an Imam in declaring that "god has no son, that Jesus Christ cannot be
his son, and that there is no god like Allah." Only a single middle-age
woman jumped up in the middle of the service and shouted, "America was
founded on Christian principles. .?.?. Leave our church alone!" She was
escorted quickly out of the church by security guards. 12/5/14 -Will
Rick Warren Play a Role In Persuading Some Calvary Chapel Pastors To Follow
His Lead Towards Ecumenical Evangelicalism? by Understand the Times,
On November 17-19, 2014, an interreligious conference was hosted
at the Vatican to discuss the sanctity of marriage under the definition
that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. Beside numerous
representatives of the Roman Catholic Church, the conference was attended
and addressed by members of the Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, and Mormon
faiths. Also, well-known Christian evangelical leaders from the United
Statesâ€â€ÂÂPastor Rick Warren and Russel
Mooreâ€â€ÂÂplayed a major role and were
in attendance. 12/6/14 - "Pope
Francis" Bows Head in "Silent Adoration" Beside Islamic Grand Mufti in
Turkey's Blue Mosque by Heather Clark, 12/6/14
ISTANBUL, Turkey - In a move that drew some concerns from onlookers
worldwide, the Roman Catholic pontiff known as Francis visited Turkey's
Blue Mosque on Saturday, expressing reverence during a moment of prayer
observed by the nation's grand mufti, who led him on a tour of the Islamic
facility. According to reports, Francis took off his shoes, folded his
hands and bowed his head, standing silently next to Rahmi Yaran, who serves
as the nation's highest Islamic leader as grand mufti. The two faced Mecca
as Yaran prayed with his palms raised. 12/12/14 -City
Calls on Allah, Zeus, Satan by Bob Unruh, 12/12/14
He prayed: "Mother Earth, we gather today in your redeeming and
glorious presence to invoke your eternal guidance in the universe, the
original creator of all things. May the efforts of this council blend the
righteousness of Allah with the all knowing wisdom of Satan. May Zeus,
the great god of justice, grant us strength tonight. Jesus might forgive
our shortcomings while Buddha enlightens us through his divine affection.
We praise you Krishna for the sanguine sacrifice that freed us all. After
all, if almighty Thor is with us, who can ever be against us? And finally
for the bounty of logic, reason and science, we simply thank the atheists,
agnostics, humanists, who now account for one in five Americans and growing
rapidly. In closing. Let us above all, love one another, not to obtain
mythical rewards for ourselves now, hereafter or based on superstitious
threats of eternal damnation, but rather embrace secular-based principles
of morality, and do good for goodness sake. And so we pray, so what?" 12/17/14 -Rick
Warren on Roman Catholicism: "We have more in common than what divides
us" at The Berean Call, 12/17/14
Warren, whose Purpose Driven Life and Purpose Driven Church books
have sold millions of copies around the world, recorded a video interview
for the Catholic News Service in which he said: "We have far more in common
than what divides us." He continued: "When you talk about Pentecostals,
charismatics, evangelicals, fundamentalists, Catholics, Methodists, Baptists,
Presbyterians ... Well, they would all say we believe in the trinity, we
believe in the Bible, we believe in the resurrection, we believe salvation
is through Jesus Christ. These are the big issues. (ACT Commentary:
I'm sorry to say this but Warren has proven himself, yet again, to be one
of the biggest ignoramuses in Christianity. Trinity? They have basically
added Mary to the Godhead. The Bible? They believe that the Scriptures
and Tradition are equal in authority. Salvation? They do not believe
that salvation is by grace alone, and the pope has indicated that all major
religions worship the same God. How then is Catholicism ANYTHING
like Biblical Christianity?)
11/12/14 - Brian
McLaren and a New Era of Bible Reading at The Berean Call, 11/12/14
We've moved into a new era of approaching the Bible, controversial
Christian author and speaker Brian McLaren says. It's an era that could
see Christians abandoning the idea that there is one "right" way of interpreting
Scripture - an era he calls Bible 3.0. Bible 3.0, as McLaren characterises
it, is an approach that sees the Bible less as inerrant and more as being
"in conversation with everything and everyone." It is an approach to Scripture
that has been made necessary, if not inevitable, by the unprecedented access
readers of the Bible have to a broad range of readings and interpretations
of the Bible through the internet. Whereas in the past, Christians might
have had to go to another denomination's church or part of the world to
hear a different take on Scripture, today the internet allows us to immediately
access a myriad of different interpretations of the same text. 11/16/14 - Letter
to the Editor From Missionary Couple: Young Missionary Women From AIM (Adventures
in Missions) Being Taught Contemplative Prayer by Lighthouse Trails,
LTRP Note: We have removed a couple identifying elements in this
letter to protect the identity of a group of young missionary women who
responded favorably to warnings about contemplative prayer practices that
they have been taught by their missionary sending organization. 11/22/14 - Rob
Bell and Oprah Wrap Up New Age Tour - EQUALLY YOKED by Lighthouse
This past weekend, former evangelical pastor Rob Bell and former
television icon Oprah wrapped up their national 8-city "Oprah's The Life
You Want Weekend" New Age tour. Joining Bell and Oprah on the tour were
other two New Age sympathizers - Deepak Chopra and Elizabeth Gilbert
(Eat, Pray, Love). There was a time, not too many years ago, when Bell's
best-selling book Velvet Elvis was being read by millions of young evangelicals,
and the book was touted by Christian leaders and college professors. It
was a disaster in discernment in the church as even back then Bell was
promoting the New Age. In a 2007 article, a Lighthouse Trails stated, "Velvet
Elvis and Bell's Noomas are a trojan horse that will deliver to young unsuspecting
kids from Christian homes a hearty helping of the New Age (i.e., mysticism
and panentheism). And if they are introduced to the New Age under the guise
of Christian literature, many of them will be seduced by "doctrines of
devils." Bell, who stepped down from the evangelical pastorate in 2011,
has finally openly shown his true New Age colors by yoking himself with
Oprah Winfrey, the most influential New Ager in the world today. 11/28/14 - Should
Christians Practice Martial Arts? (MP3) with Gaylene Goodroad,
Program Description: Tom continues his discussion with Gaylene Goodroad,
author of My Life in "The Way" and former second-degree black belt sensei
nidan. Is it true, as the saying goes, that "nobody fools Chuck Norris"?
Or has he been deceived by the Eastern philosophies of his profession?
1 & Part
12/2/14 - Letter
to the Editor From a FORMER Contemplative: Focus on the Family's "Father
Gilbert's Mysteries" Points Listeners to Contemplative Prayer by
Lighthouse Trails, 12/2/14
LTRP Note: This is perhaps one of the most significant letters we
have ever received, not just because it exposes more of Focus on the Family's
contemplative propensities, but because it shows the results (i.e.,
the "fruit") of practicing contemplative prayer. This "fruit" is precisely
why Lighthouse Trails has been crying out a warning for nearly 13 years. 12/13/14 - Mennonite
Magazine Offers: "Find Yourself a Thin Place this Christmas" by
Menno-Lite, Lighthouse Trails, 12/13/14
In an article called Have a "thin" Christmas in the December 2014
issue of the MB Herald, readers are encouraged to find God in the "thin
places" this Christmas. 12/20/14 - Letter
to the Editor: There is No Doubt That Moody Has Gone Contemplative - This
Year's Radio Programs Proves It by Lighthouse Trails, 12/20/14
LTRP Note: Lighthouse Trails first brought up the issue of Moody Bible
Institute (and Moody Radio) heading in the contemplative direction over
eight years ago (see links below). At one point, Moody issued a statement
titled "Moody Responds to Lighthouse Trails" denying our claims. That statement
remained on their website for over 5 years. We noticed recently that the
statement has now been removed. But even though Moody has denied that they
are going contemplative, we have watched in dismay as they have continued
to do so. This past week, we were notified by two different Lighthouse
Trails readers that Moodyâ's radio program Midday Connection has
brought on as a radio guest James
Bryan Smith 9 times this year to do a series on contemplative spirituality.
Smith is a founding member of Richard Foster's contemplative-pioneering
organization Renovare and a minister of the United Methodist Church. He
is also the author of a number of works promoting and/or teaching Spiritual
Formation and contemplative spirituality. You can read one article we wrote
about him here.
The book by Smith that is discussed below that is being used by Moody in
a series is titled The
Good and Beautiful God. This is the first in a series by Smith called
The Apprentice Series. There is also The Good and Beautiful Life and The
Good and Beautiful Community. The Good and Beautiful God teaches the contemplative
practice called lectio divina and espouses the teachings of Richard Foster
and Dallas Willard. It appears that Moody is pulling out all the stops
when it comes to contemplative spirituality. And we know what that means
- an eventual distancing from the biblical Gospel. Drs. Harry A. Ironside
(early 1900s) and Dwight L. Moody (1800s - founder of Moody Bible Insititute
and Moody Publishers (also going contemplative), were both preachers at
Moody Church. Can you imagine their shock and horror if they were here
today to witness this apostasy at one of the most historically trusted
12/23/14 - "Hip"
Church Gives Biblical Christians New Label: "Hater" by Jim Fletcher,
Oddly, within American evangelicalism and media circles, a concept
and term have emerged that place conservative Christians on the outside,
in effect, becoming "other." And we all know what happens when a group
is labeled "other" (see Jews, World War II). Sometime back, the progressive
mega church pastor, Steven Furtick (Elevation Church, Charlotte, North
Carolina), mentored as he is by evangelical bigwigs like Rick Warren and
Bill Hybels, felt bold enough to post a YouTube video in which he sneeringly
challenged what I'd call traditional Christians to basically get out of
the way, because their time is past.
12/3/14 - Reinhard
Bonnke replaces Joyce Meyer at IHOP-KC Onething 2014 by My Word
Like Fire, 12/3/14
Describing him as "one of the most powerful evangelists of all time,"
an IHOP-KC communication states, "We are thrilled to announce that Reinhard
Bonnke will be joining us for Onething 2014!"  Bonnke is the hoped for
high-recognition replacement for the departed Joyce Meyers, who canceled
due to "some unforeseeable personal circumstances." 
11/2/14 - Prophecy
Run Amok by T.A. McMahon, The Berean Call, 11/2/14
There are also a host of abuses of biblical prophecy, such as the
denial and mockery cited by Peter: "Knowing this first, that there shall
come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying,
Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep,
all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For
this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens
were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept
in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition
of ungodly men" (2 Peter:3:3-7) Furthermore, there are those who set themselves
up as prophets similar to the false prophets about whom the Lord warned
Jeremiah: "Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my
name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto
them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing
of nought, and the deceit of their heart" (Jeremiah:14:14) Read Part
1 & Part
Church's "apostle" Bill Johnson: A comedy of errors by Marsha West,
Renew America, 10/20/14
Both Bill Johnson and Rick Joyner, who are seasoned apostle-prophets,
claim to hold the title "Super-Apostle" and/or "Super-Prophet" which is
comparable to holding the high office of cardinal in the Roman Catholic
Church. Chew on that for a moment. As an aside I should mention that some
"Super-Apostles" have been accused of using cultic mind control techniques
on those they prey upon. Read Part
1 & Part
11/13/14 - An Anatomy
Of A False Prophesy by Sandy Simpson, 11/13/14
ElijahList is well known for sending out false prophecies on a daily
basis. In fact they send anywhere from 3-5 emails daily. I
have saved them all for many years because they are ripe fodder for discernment
articles. I am going to use this obvious false prophecy by a long
time false prophet of the New Apostolic Reformation as a demonstration
of a false prophecy and how to test them according to the Bible and common
sense. 11/26/14 - God's
Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movement
(Book) by Dr. Doug Geivett & Holly Pivec, 11/26/14
God's Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles
Movement provides a beginner's introduction to the New Apostolic Reformation.
In addition to being brief and non-technical, it also contains stories
of individuals' personal experiences with this movement and practical advice
for responding to its teachings. 11/26/14 - A
New Apostolic Reformation? A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement
(Book) by Dr. Doug Geivett & Holly Pivec, 11/26/14
Goes into much greater depth in evaluating NAR teachings and describing
the influence of the movement.
megachurch dissolves after founder Mark Driscoll resigns at Understand
The Times, 11/3/14
Chapel Alert For Pastors and Church Leaders - Documenting the Progression
of Compromise and Ecumenical Relations by Chris Lawson, 11/5/14
Losing Everything to Islam? at the Berean Call, 11/27/14
and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of
Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things,
and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ - ( Philippians 3:8).
When Paul wrote the above in his letter to the Christians of Philippi,
he and the early church were being persecuted (Paul was eventually executed
in Rome). While today's Western Christians still quote his words
in the context of their daily struggles, an increasing number of Christians
around the world, especially the Muslim world, are still literally losing
absolutely everything for their faith. (ACT Note: Be preparded,
for the story of this Christian will become all too common when Islam takes
over the world.)
Chapel Costa Mesa's Chapel Store Compromised Again - Wanderlust Productions'
HOLY GHOST film documentary pulled two days after it makes it onto the
Chapel Store 'New Arrivals' shelf by Chris Lawson, November 5,
Praise the Lord! Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa's Chapel Store
did the right thing - they pulled the Wanderlust Productions HOLY GHOST
film documentary from the bookstore shelf, and they are no longer selling
it. How do I know? I just got off the telephone (Wednesday, November 5,
2014, 11:51AM) with a Chapel Store employee. The Chapel Store employee
kindly informed me that the movie was recently removed, two days after
it was put on the shelf. Apparently the church overseers dealt with this
one quickly, which is good! I appreciate the fact that the Chapel Store
employee talked to me about this, and I am happy to see that a couple people
have proactively dealt with this issue at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa.
Although the movie was pulled from the bookstore shelf, one wonders how
and why it got there in the first place. Perhaps it was just a simple oversight.
Or, perhaps it was just another blatant compromise. This not the first
occurrence of this sort of thing happening at the Calvary Chapel Costa
Mesa Chapel Store. Related articles can be found on the Internet, other
documentation can be found at the bottom of this article, and I wrote about
this sort of compromise in numerous Calvary Chapel's back in May of 2014.
See my article here, Calvary
Chapel Bookstores - Beyond Accountability?
A. McMahon & Mike Oppenheimer (Part 1) at The Berean Call,
Program Description: Tom welcomes his guest Mike Oppenheimer of Let
Us Reason Ministries. Today's discussion involves UFOs and extraterrestrials:
Are they real? What are they? Should we witness to them? Should we fear
them? In this two-part program Tom and Mike hash out some troubling conclusions
that are drawn even by many Christians concerning this phenomenon. Listen
1 & Part
11/4/14 - Take
Heed To Yourselves And All The Flock by Dr. Harry Ironside (1876-1951)
11/7/14 - Characteristics
of Cults and Cultic Influences! by Chris Lawson, 11/7/14
Four patterns found in CULTS and CUTLIC movements that can shipwreck
your Christian faith and destroy you and your family! 11/9/14 - EXPECTATION
(He is Coming!) by Dr. Harry Ironside
This, then, is our expectation; this is our hope! And the Lord would
have us living day by day in view of the possible fulfillment of the promise
of His coming again. When you get up in the morning, cultivate the attitude
of soul that leads you to say, "Christ may come today; and if He were to
come today, I want Him to find me walking in obedience to His holy Word."
And when you go to sleep at night say, "Christ Jesus may come tonight,
and I can rest in perfect peace, knowing that when He comes I shall be
caught up to meet Him." 11/24/14 - Evangelicals
that promote the mystical power of communion by Mike Oppenheimer,
Lets begin with a general in the NAR of Pierce and Wagner, Ana Mendez
Ferrel who teaches. "He told His disciples that the bread was His body
broken for their sins, and the wine was His blood, sealing the covenant
of forgiveness. Even more important, He said His body was real food and
His blood was real drink. If our spirits don't take in their needed food
and drink, is it any wonder we are weak?" So then the covenant was sealed
before Jesus went to the cross? Why does anyone listen to this kind of
nonsense that is clearly Catholic teaching. She claims we need to understand
the Jewish feast of the Passover- does she? No one was healed by participating
in the feast, it was a shadow of Christ the genuine light who redeemed
us with his own blood. (ACT Note: This is the same lady who allegedly
up Mt. Everest and killed the Queen of Heaven and the devil there.)
12/7/14 - Howling
at the Moon by Mike Oppenheimer, 12/7/14
The false teaching teaching of blood moons occurring today. 12/10/14 - Watchmen
Who Are Not Watchmen by James Jacob Prasch, 12/10/14
12/11/14 - Fight
the spiritual forces of wickedness -- and win! by Marsha West,
Satanism...religious liberty...beheadings...gender confusion...ecumenicalism.
My tendency is to fret about such things, even though God reminds us in
His Word: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your
hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:6-7) Likewise, 1 Peter 5:7
commands believers not to be anxious but to lay all our worries on God
because He cares for us. So is there any question that His people are to
go to Him with the hard things, lay them at His feet, and trust that we
can literally "let go and let God"? 12/14/14 - Temptations,
Tests and Triumph - The Victory of the Cross by Crossroad, 12/14/14
"Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing
that the testing of your faith produces patience." James 1:2-3 "...the
Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God
with all your heart and with all your soul." Deuteronomy 13:3 12/16/14 - Discernment
or Criticism? by Roger Oakland, 12/16/14
Taking a stand from a biblical perspective with regard to purpose-driven-emerging
Christianity is not very popular these days. Those working towards establishing
the kingdom and "getting closer to Jesus" through contemplative practices
rooted in eastern mysticism are very outspoken. If you are not in favor
of what they are promoting, you are labeled a hater and against everything. 12/24/14 - Certain
Men Crept In by Roger Oakland, 12/24/14
What would Paul and Jude write to the church if they were here today?
Would their message have changed in any way? Based on current trends that
dilute the simple gospel of Jesus and make it into a "social-humanistic-psychological-what's-in-it-for-me"
gospel that rejects the imminent return of our Lord. I don't think
so. Let the book of Jude be a wake up call for us today! 12/26/14 - Another
Jesus or the True Jesus - Whom Are You Serving? by Roger Oakland,
The apostle Paul was a man with a passion for the truth. While his
ministry clearly focused on proclaiming the saving grace of the Gospel
of Jesus Christ, he was also concerned when he saw the truth being compromised
by Satan's subtle deceptive plan. While Paul made every effort to teach
the church at Corinth the truth about Jesus and His death on the Cross
to save them from their sins, false teachers and false doctrines had infiltrated
the church. Obviously some were being led astray.
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Job and Jobab the Same Person? by Barry Setterfield, Genesis Science
Richardson's paradigm, God embedded in the worlds cultures by Mike
Oppenheimer, 4/28/14 - Is the ancient world filled with worship of the
true god? A review of "Eternity In Their Hearts". Read
1 - Don Richardson's paradigm, God embedded in the worlds cultures,
2 - The neglect of Israel in the new paradigm of evangelization, Part
3 - The Melchizedek priest King factor, Part
4 - A lost book?, Part
5 - The Myth making of Don Richardson - transforming myths into history,
6 - The Santal - the Thakur Jui myth, Part
7 - The Karen prophets and the god yuah (Y'wa), Part
8 - The conclusion of Don Richardson's Inclusion: folk cultures gods
as the true God
Name, the only Name" by Sandy Simpson, 9/5/14
Zechariah 14:9 "The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that
day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name." What are the implications
of this prophecy in Zechariah? (1) That before the return of Christ
there have always been many "gods" worshipped in many names. (2)
That the saints who return with Christ (Zechariah 14:5), those who were
Raptured, are the ones who had already believed in the name of the Lord
Jesus Christ. Those remaining are forced to acknowledge that there
is "no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved"
because they were left behind in the Rapture and survived the Tribulation. 11/8/14 - Inclusivism;
the Gospel at stake by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/8/14
11/23/14 - Shamanism
or Cutting-Edge Christianity? by David Dombrowski, 11/23/14
There will come a day when Christians who have joined up with New
Age practices will have to make a decision to return to Christ and have
an undivided loyalty to Him and to His Gospel or to continue on in their
occultic, mystical practices. Some have already crossed over the line perhaps
never to return to the precious hope we have in the Gospel. God has been
so merciful, but His mercy will not be extended forever. Isn't it better
to cling close to the Gospel now and to be ready for the Bridegroom when
he returns at an unexpected hour? 12/29/14 - The
Name above all names by Mike Oppenheimer, 12/29/14
What's in a name? In one instance it is far more than one thinks.
Agur in Proverbs 30:4 asks "Who has ascended into heaven, or descended?
Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what
is His Son's name, if you know?" They didn' know the sons name, it had
yet to be given, though the Old Testament declared "For unto us a Child
is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, everlasting
Father, Prince of Peace."(Isa 9:6)
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