How do you answer an invitation to attend a meeting where
you know nothing about the speaker or what will be done there? What happens
if they want to announce the meeting at your church and invite everyone?
What do you say to a person who tells you that you don’t have the Holy
Spirit even though you are a Christian? What should you do if you think
something is wrong, or your conscience is bothering you about something
that was said or done? The answer?
Go to the Scriptures!
The Bible has all the answers to your questions. This
little booklet is an attempt to deal with a few of the typical statements
you will hear from people who have become involved in the Third Wave revival
movement. By “Third Wave” I am referring to teachers, “prophets” and any
meeting associated with the Toronto “Blessing”, Brownsville Assemblies
of God, Rodney Howard-Browne, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Rod Parsley,
Marilyn Hickey, Joyce Meyers, Bethel Church, Lakeland and many others who
appear on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and the 700 Club on TV.
Hopefully the statements and answers in this booklet will
set you off on an investigation of your own in the Word. If you need help,
and you have access to the Internet, you can visit my web site called “Deception
In The Church” that deals with these issues and has the articles mentioned
in this booklet.
Phil. 1:14-18 Because of
my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak
the word of God more courageously and fearlessly. It is true that
some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.
The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of
the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely,
supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But
what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether
from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.
Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,
If you see what I see in this passage, this argument cannot
be used for people like Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and the hundreds,
even thousands of Third Wave ministers today who are not merely envious
and self ambitious, but are also teaching outright false doctrine. Paul
was not talking about heretics in this statement, but "brothers in the
Lord" who preach the Gospel with wrong motives. Third Wave teachers not
only have wrong motives, they also have the wrong message. This argument
cannot be used for people like Hinn, even if they manage to preach enough
of the "Gospel" for people to come to a saving knowledge of the Lord, because
they are also teaching and practicing heresy.
So much heresy is entering the churches these days.
As you would suspect, sometimes it is due to a pastor attending a conference
or reading a book and becoming diapraxed with unbiblical ideas. He
then starts to weave those ideas into his messages and begins to invite
speakers to the church who expound on those ideas. Then when confronted
by someone in the church who has reservations about the new stuff being
taught, they are told to not talk about it and just go along with the program.
If that person does not they are ostracized, slander behind their back,
and often told to leave (which is what they should do in any case).
But my observation is that it is not only the pastor who
causes unbiblical changes to influence a church. Often the pastor
is blissfully unaware of influences coming into his church. They
often come in through (1) the worship team (2) women’s groups (3) bookstore
(4) children’s programs (5) interdenominational prayer efforts and (6)
relief and mission organizations. If unchecked this type of infiltration
is much more subtle and can become deeply rooted.
Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive
through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men,
according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according
In context Paul is especially addressing, though perhaps
not to the exclusion of other false religion, what had become the false
religion of the Pharisees and Jewish leadership. There were many
Jewish so-called “Christians” making the rounds among the fledgling early
churches who were trying to get the Gentiles to come under the Law from
which Christ had purchased their freedom. John Gill states this case
well in his commentary.
The current fad of interfaith solidarity and unity
is simply a thin guise of inclusivism, Universalism and pluralism.
Universalism is defined by Dictionary.com as: The doctrine
that emphasizes the universal fatherhood of God and the final salvation
of all souls. (Source)
Universalism is a religion and theology that generally holds all persons
and creatures are related to God or the divine and will be reconciled to
Pluralism is defined as: The doctrine that reality
is composed of many ultimate substances. … The belief that no single
explanatory system or view of reality can account for all the phenomena
of life. (American Heritage Dictionary, (Source)
Inclusivism is: "Inclusivism posits that even though
the work of Christ is the only means of salvation, it does not follow that
explicit knowledge of Christ is necessary in order for one to be saved.
In contrast to pluralism, inclusivism agrees with exclusivism in affirming
the particularity of salvation in Jesus Christ. But unlike exclusivism,
inclusivism holds that an implicit faith response to general revelation
can be salvific. God expects from man a response proportional to the light
given. Saving faith is not characterized so much by its cognitive content
as it is by its reverent quality." (Ken Keathley, None Dare Call It Treason:
Is an Inclusivist a Paul Revere or a Benedict Arnold? (Ken Keathley, Assistant
Professor of Theology and Philosophy New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary,
We deal with these old heresies brought forward to
modernity, these ideas that all men have have a relationship with God that
will cause them to be able to avoid judgement in our book on the teachings
of the World Gathering on Indigenous People movement called “Idolatry
In Their Hearts”. The idea that all men who worship a “god” are
worshipping the true God, YHWH, has bubbled up to the very top of our societies
and religions, and even Christendoom, and should sound a warning alarm
to true Biblical Christianity. Instead, as usual in our day, most
Christians are asleep at the wheel while Universalists claim that you can
pray to a “god” like Allah and be praying to the true Trinue God, YHWH.
I also dealt with the fact that Allah is not YHWH, both in our book and
in the article “Is Allah The Same As YHWH?”.
I'm going to warn you now. I am going to let you
in on some information tonight that is going to radically change your world
view. You are likely going to experience the beginnings of a reverse
paradigm shift and after tonight there will be no way to go back the way
you came. You will be faced with choices that you may never have
known you had. You will be faced with a new way of looking at things
that is going to cause you to rethink everything that is being taught in
the Emerging Latter Rain churches. It is going to be radical because
the basis for this message doesn't come from Jesus Christ visiting my room
last night bodily, but from His holy written Word. So buckle down
your seat belts, you're likely in for a bumpy ride!
Matt. 7:15-23 "Watch out for false
prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious
wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from
thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good
fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit,
and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good
fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will
recognize them. "Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter
the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is
in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy
in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’
Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
I often receive requests to present updated false teachings
and false prophecies by the myriad of heretics out there. We do try
to keep up with all the latest. But I have to remind people that
those we have exposed as false on our site have not repented of what they
have already done in the past, which is why they are still on our site.
So what they are doing now has no relevance as to whether or not they are
now to be considered a true Biblical teacher. If and when they repent,
that is renounce their false teachings and false prophecies, make restitution
to those they have deceived, and begin to teach sound Biblical doctrine
we will give you that information. As of now NONE of the people we
have exposed have repented of their Latter Rain, Word of Faith teachings,
heretical practices or their false prophecies. But in the interest
of helping you to respond to a person who inquires by saying: "Those articles
are old and you need newer materials" well, here is some newer stuff you
can add to the pile. For you and me this really makes no difference,
but for those who are living in deception perhaps it might demolish one
of their arguments against the truth.
Sometimes I really wonder why someone who claims to be
a Bible believing pastor, for instance, refuses to listen to the truth.
It frankly boggles my mind. I don't know if it is as a result of
the postmodern paradigm or just that they have no love of the truth left.
I don't know how that can happen in a truly regenerate person. You
would think that the Holy Spirit would confirm the truth to them, first
in their conscience, and finally through the written Word. But these
days it is a miracle if it gets that far. I don't know if their conscience
has been so seared that they don't hear the Spirit or if they just don't
want to know the truth because then they would be responsible for it.
I know that I cannot know their motives or the reasons why they reject
truth and refuse to talk about false teaching, but I do know one thing:
we are called as true believers to test the spirits. We must do this
even if the result is not to our liking or befuddles us as to the reasons.
1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not
believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from
God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
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.
In running a web site with
thousands of articles, 1-2 million hits per month from all over the world,
and hundreds of e-mails per week, I have come to realize, with time, that
there is a terrible problem in Christendom today. The problem stems from
an existential subjective view of the world that has filtered into the
church from secular society, but also from the teachings of heretical wolves
who have taught an entire generation of churchgoers completely unbiblical
methods of discernment or to get rid of any discernment altogether.
A house built on the rock will stand. The Rock is
God and in particular, Jesus Christ. Therefore His written Word is
the teachings of the His Holy Spirit and a Rock we can depend on.
Anyone who wants to prove anything theologically, historically, scientifically
or anything else needs to start with correct information. If you
start with a faulty foundation, as you build your arguments, they begin
to fall apart because they are not supported in God"s truth. If you
want to build on a firm foundation, you need to start the process by a
careful study of God"s Word in context of the verse and according to the
whole counsel of God"s Word. The Bible is the best commentary on
"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.
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
First Nations Movement DVD 1 (1) Perpetuating Nations' Myths - Mike Oppenheimer (2) 11 Reasons To Reject This Movement, Part 1 - Sandy
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
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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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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
Tools - Emerging Church" CD for $10. plus s/h you will also receive
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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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.
to order the book by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, P.O. Box
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NEW! You need to "nip it in the
bud"! by Sandy Simpson
I am writing this article to address a subject that
I have often observed. It is the fact that if you do not get the
leaven out of your church the leaven will become the leadership.The Bible
teaches quite clearly that if you let the leaven in you will leaven the
Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole
lump of dough.
We see this often in the case of many “Christian”
movements that have allowed a small error to exist in their churches and
have not dealt with those issues. It then ends up metastasizing into
worse and worse problems as time goes by.
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Panentheistic "God" Of Christendom by Sandy Simpson
Now, I bet you read the title of this article and thought
I had misspelled the word "pantheism". Just so that those of you
who write to me advising me of words I have misspelled in articles (and
I do often) I want to tell you that I am using the term "panentheism" as
coined by Karl C. F. Krause. You can read more about this word and
concept in an excellent book called "A
Time Of Departing" by Ray Yungen.
There is a new "God" being promoted in the Third Wave,
New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and Word of Faith movements whose teachers
are regularly seen on TBN, Daystar, SkyAngel, CBN and other "Christian"
TV networks. Some of those teachers even have, what would be considered,
a fairly typical statement of faith or doctrinal statement they endorse.
But by what they teach they end up promoting a false unbiblical view of
God, especially through their actions and experiences. The whole
phenomenon of "slain in the spirit" and all the antics that go with it
are brainwashing an entire generation of Christians to put their faith
in another Jesus, another Spirit, another Gospel. This new "Jesus"
and "Holy Spirit" is clearly pantheistic or panentheistic in nature.
Though some of these teachers would claim to be believing in the God who
is One God in Three Persons, by what they teach they deny the very revealed
character of God from Scripture.
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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. 10/7/15 - The
Coming Apostasy is Here - The Great Metamorphosis! (MP3) by Chris
This audio message touches on the current and future global apostate
Christianity and the great metamorphosis into “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” (Revelation
17:5b) A Hindu-Christianity for the New Age! Various topics include: (1)
Departing from the faith; (2) Apostasy defined, types of apostasy, and
safeguarding against apostasy; and (3) Taking heed against all forms of
deception and escapism. Subject matter exalts the biblical Jesus of Nazareth,
as opposed to false prophets, false teachers, and the coming Antichrist
who will be recognized by the unbelieving world as a “man of peace” and
an International hero who has come to allegedly save the planet. Audio
also includes short informative sound clips from the The Great Apostasy
- The Lost Sign (DVD), and Dave Hunt’s documentary, A Woman Rides the Beast
- The Roman Catholic Church and the Last Days. Scriptures: Matthew 7:1-5,15-23;
Jude 3-4; Luke 18:8; 1 Thessalonians 4; Ephesians 4:11-22; Ephesians 6;
2 Timothy 4; Luke 21:34-38; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; Colossians 1:1-6.
This is our recommended book list for issues
of deception in the Church. For a recommended book list not strictly
limited to deception in the Church, go to this
page. Some other good book suggestions come from a four part
series that is a list of Pastor Gary Gilley's favorite books. Read
3 & Part
10/9/15 - YOGA:
Exercise or Religion—Does it Matter? (Booklet) by Ray Yungen, 10/9/15
The Yoga boom, which began in the 1990s, is changing the very social
fabric of our society in a way that will last well into the future. People
need to be aware that Yoga serves spiritual ends and also need to realize
just what the nature of that spirituality entails. Yoga is the religion
of namasté (i.e., man is God). The fact is, there is no need for
the Cross of Jesus Christ in Yoga. To the contrary, Scripture tells us:
. . . that in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his
grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.(Ephesians 2:7) 10/15/15 - The
Mystical Revolution: How Millions of People Have Been Introduced to the
Aquarian Age (Booklet) by Ray Yungen, 10/15/15
Most people understand there’s been a number of revolutions over
the past forty years or so, beginning in the ’60s. For instance, there’s
been the sexual revolution, the feminist revolution, and what you might
call the drug revolution. These were social movements that changed and
altered society to a significant degree . Before this time period, people
more or less stayed with convention. They more or less conformed to society’s
expectations and codes of behavior. There were technical revolutions and
philosophical revolutions in the past, but the revolutions we have had
since the 1960s have turned society in a totally new direction. 11/10/15 - How
to Stand Fast in the Last Days (Booklet) by Warren B. Smith, 11/10/15
If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. (Proverbs
24:10) Hostility towards those who hold fast to the Lord Jesus Christ and
the literal teachings of the Bible has increased greatly. Biblical Christians
endeavoring to stand in their faith have been shocked and saddened at the
growing antagonism coming at them not only from the world but from within
the professing church itself. This booklet will attempt to convey what
Scripture tells us about remaining faithful in the midst of this spiritual
opposition—what to expect and how to respond.
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. 10/14/15 - Pope
Francis in the USA, Acclaim or Disdain? by Richard Bennett, 10/14/15
As you study the facts of the case, decide if there should be Acclaim
or Distain for Pope Francis while in the USA? In the article below,
we give you the documented facts of the visit and of the Roman Church itself,
which the Pope is meant to lead. Kindly forward the article to others
and if possible have it posted on the Internet.
11/28/15 - Rick
Warren’s Dangerous Ecumenical Pathway to Rome And How One Interview Revealed
So Much (Booklet) by Roger Oakland, 11/28/15
In 2014, Rick Warren (called “America’s Pastor) was interviewed
by Catholic T.V. network host Raymond Arroyo. The interview took place
at the Saddleback Church campus and was posted on YouTube by EWTN in April
of 2014. Because I had written previously in 2013 about Rick Warren’s connections
to Rome and to the Catholic convert Tony Blair (former prime minister of
Britain), I was very aware that Rick Warren was heading down the path toward
Rome. But not until I saw this interview did I realize just how far he
has gone in that direction.
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Obama: Christians Threaten Nation
Bethel Redding youth leader says Jesus asked him for forgiveness!
Assemblies of God District leader "does not endorse or recommend the
ministry" of Bethel Church
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The "Deadly Do-Rights" of Dominionism
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The Importance of the Rational Mind
New Spirituality Teacher Says "The Jig is Up" to Those Who Believe
in "the Blood of the Lamb"
Does the NAR Have a New Prophet?
How to Stand Fast in the Last Days (Booklet)
Check Out Our Excellent Discernment Materials!
10/22/15 - Eye
Witness Account at Parliament of the World’s Religions 2015 Reveals Growing
Animosity Toward Biblical Christians by Lynette Irwin, 10/22/15
The Parliament of the World’s Religions has an agenda and they are
now very open about it. It is now an outright attack on the Christian church
and the Word of God. They have decided they cannot have unity at all cost
so they are trying something else: changing the doctrine of the simple
Gospel of Jesus and Who He is. I was handed a booklet titled Global Ethic:
A Call to our Guiding Institutions that stated: “The Parliament of the
world’s religion seeks to promote interreligious harmony, rather than unity.”
(p.1) They are not afraid to say that “an orthodox Bible believing Christian
does not fit in our world nor will they be tolerated.” It was in our face.
This Parliament is a sort of coming out of the closet for them, as was
the Parliament’s in the past such as the one in 2009. 10/28/15 - Growing
Number of Pastors Believe Christianity and Islam Are Similar at
Understand The Times, 10/28/15
Protestant pastors are increasingly polarized about Islam, as a
growing share label the Muslim faith violent while a sharply rising minority
calls it spiritually good. Although a majority considers Islam dangerous,
a small but increasing segment believes Islam is similar to Christianity,
according to a new survey by Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Two-thirds
of Protestant pastors agree Christianity and Islam should seek to coexist
in America. Seventeen percent of pastors characterize Islam as similar
to Christianity, nearly double the 9 percent from five years earlier. Although
views shifted in both directions, positive opinions rose more significantly.
The American public, meanwhile, is twice as likely as pastors to see common
ground between Islam and Christianity. In a parallel survey of 1,000 Americans,
more than a third say the two faiths are similar. Compared to five years
ago, pastors are much more likely to describe Islam in favorable terms.
Fifty percent say Islam promotes charity, up from 33 percent. Significant
numbers also describe Islam as spiritually good (32 percent, up from 19
percent), tolerant (24 percent, up from 16 percent) and open (22 percent,
up from 12 percent.) 11/6/15 - New
Spirituality Teacher Says “The Jig is Up” to Those Who Believe in “the
Blood of the Lamb” by Lighthouse Trails, 11/6/15
Every now and then something come along that presents our case in
such a succinct and obvious way that we are compelled to share it with
our readers with the hope it will leave no question as to how serious the
present situation is with regard to Christianity in the Western world.
Religious author Diana Butler Bass, who was one of the speakers at the
recent Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, has written
a book titled Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth
of a New Spiritual Awakening. 11/16/15 - The
King and Queen of the New Religious Order by Jackie Alnor, 11/16/15
One thing is for sure, Francis and Oprah are doing the work of the
spirit of antichrist by convoluting the teaching of the Word of God, the
Bible. Their message for change is an attack on Truth. Time will tell if
Oprah is the one to set the stage or if Francis will be chosen as point
man to herald the global leader, the man of sin, and cause all to follow
after the Antichrist. 11/19/15 - Imam,
Rabbi And Pastor Join Hands In Powerful Display Of Unity at Understand
The Times, 11/19/15
The November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris has left the world reeling.
Once again, religion is at the crux of a tragedy that has threatened to
tear the global community apart. But in Bethesda, Maryland, Muslim, Jewish
and Christian leaders stood together over the weekend to share a message
of solidarity. Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church hosted an interfaith service
on Sunday joined by members of the Bethesda Jewish Congregation and the
Islamic Community Center of Potomac Dr. Tarek Elgawhary of the ICCP, Rabbi
Schnitzer of BJC and Pastor David Gray of BHPC lead the congregation through
a conversation entitled, “The Pitfalls and Promise of Fear in Our Traditions
and World.” "Today we lift up the ashes of our loss," said Schnitzer during
the service. "The lives that continue, haunted forever by the pain of absence,
we lift up the ashes of our remorse. For the charred visions of peace and
the dry taste of fear, we lift up the ashes of our grief." The service
included music and readings from Christian, Jewish and Islamic traditions,
followed by a shared meal for all those in attendance. Breaking bread together
"further created a sense of community among people who experience the sacred
in different ways but also who share much in common," Gray told The Huffington
Post. With Sunday's service, the religious leaders joined countless others
around the globe who are calling for peace in the midst of such unrest.
10/1/15 - Be
Still and Know That YOU Are God? Is That Really What Scripture Says?
by Warren B. Smith, 10/1/15
Eileen Caddy’s New Age understanding of the “God within” and “oneness”
started with an inner voice that told her “Be still and know that I am
God.” Like Caddy, so many people who have been raised in today’s church
have been similarly deceived into believing that the “be still” verse from
Psalm 46:10 is God’s heavenly instruction to enter into solitude and silence
so they can hear His voice. Ironically, the real meaning of this verse
has nothing to do with sitting in silence, practicing the presence, or
any meditative practice. Undiscerning church leaders have misappropriated
Psalm 46:10 to justify contemplative prayer. They now use this verse to
incubate a “conversation with God.” 10/3/15 - Letter
to the Editor: Left Standing Alone After Challenging Pastor Over C&MA
Emergent Teachings at Lighthouse Trails, 10/3/15
At some point, I began to see, through Lighthouse Trails, a few
things on the Alliance and its ties with the emergent church and spiritual
formation. As I really began to dig, I was horrified. I called four C&MA
seminaries to ask them if they offered classes on Spiritual Formation.
I was told very enthusiastically, yes they offered many classes in Spiritual
Formation. When I called Simpson University, I was even told that if I
wanted to dig deeper into that sort of thing, they recommended Bill Johnson’s
[Bethel Church] School of the Supernatural. 10/9/15 - YOGA:
Exercise or Religion—Does it Matter? (Booklet) by Ray Yungen, 10/9/15
10/10/15 - The
Beleaguered Disciple: One Woman’s story of finding discernment and losing
Beth Moore at The Pen, 10/10/15
The bottom line is this. I don’t care if Beth Moore studies
are actually “good” and do not contain false teaching – one cannot separate
the studies from what Moore says and does elsewhere, with whom she associates.
She associates with Joyce Meyer, Christine Caine, Joel Osteen, James Robison,
and Hillsong. This is associating with false teaching at best, heresy
at worst. 10/19/15 - Letter
to the Editor: Heartbroken in Leaving Her Southern Baptist Church Over
Deception Issues at Lighthouse Trails, 10/19/15
At that time, I had to leave on a trip for a family matter.
Before we returned from that trip, I checked the local newsletter online
and saw the announcement that the pastor had cancelled Prayer Meetings
and instituted Cottage meetings to teach Richard Foster’s book on Contemplative
Prayer. I was heartsick. 11/9/15 - Spiritual
Formation Versus The Life of Christ—Which One Will You Choose?
by Lighthouse Trails, 11/9/15
Spiritual formation is sweeping quickly throughout Christianity
today. It’s no wonder, when the majority of Christian leaders have either
endorsed the movement or given it a silent pass. For instance, in Chuck
Swindoll’s book So You Want to Be Like Christ: 8 Essential Disciplines
to Get Your There, Swindoll favorably quotes Richard Foster and Dallas
Willard. Swindoll calls Celebration of Discipline a “meaningful work”1
and Willard’s book The Spirit of the Disciplines “excellent work.”2 In
chapter three,”Silence and Solitude,” Swindoll talks about “digging for
secrets . . . that will deepen our intimacy with God.”3 Quoting the contemplative
poster-verse Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God,” Swindoll
says the verse is a call to the “discipline of silence.”4 As other contemplative
proponents have done, he has taken this verse very much out of context. 11/26/15 - ‘Too
Much God Talk’: Rob Bell’s ‘Progressive’ Successor Steps Down from Leading
Mars Hill by Heather Clark, 11/26/15
GRANDVILLE, Mich. — Kent Dobson, who took over the leadership role
at Mars Hill in 2012 after controversial author and speaker Rob Bell left
the congregation he founded, has now also decided to step down, stating
that “being a pastor is not who I am.” “My place here has not felt right,
like I was wearing someone else’s suit that didn’t quite fit and I tried
to get it tailored and maybe I had shoulder pads from the 90’s or something.
I don’t know,” he told the congregation on Sunday. “It just felt like it
didn’t quite fit me so well.” Dobson said that he feels restless and uncomfortable
around “too much God talk.” “I’ve felt restless, but I’ve always felt restless
and a bit homeless when it comes to church and when it comes to God talk,”
he explained. “When I hear too much God talk, I start to feel like (shudders)
[it’s] too much religion. I don’t know; it gives me a restless feeling.
A lot of times I feel like an outsider at my own party.”
10/9/15 - NAR
Apostles For "Social Justice" - Coalescing with Southern Baptists
by Herescope, 10/9/15
Just when you thought this election cycle couldn't get any crazier.
. . A report has just been issued regarding the latest activities of NAR
"apostle" Samuel Rodriguez. He is now openly fraternizing with "apostlette"
Cindy Jacobs. Rodriguez has an extensive history of morphing himself
into a mainstream leadership role despite his open association with C.
Peter Wagner's dominionist New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and its many
offshoots and entities. For example, in 2014 Rodriguez was a featured speaker
on a panel at the Southern Baptist Convention. 10/21/15 - Bethel
Redding youth leader says Jesus asked him for forgiveness! by John
Lanagan, My Word Like Fire Ministries, 10/21/15
One more in a long train wreck of false claims and teachings from
Bethel Redding. This youth leader states that in a vision Jesus picked
him up, began to weep, and asked his forgiveness. If you can’t find a passage
in the Bible where Christ asks us to forgive Him, it is because it is not
in the Bible. 10/21/15 - Assemblies
of God District leader “does not endorse or recommend the ministry” of
Bethel Church Redding or Bill Johnson by John Lanagan, My Word
Like Fire Ministries, 10/21/15
“I wish to communicate a very clear position on the Redding, California
Bethel Church, Bill Johnson movement. I have had 3 calls this week, one
from out of the country, on our position as a District on this matter.
The Northern California Nevada Assemblies of God does not endorse or recommend
the ministry of Bethel Church Redding or Rev. Bill Johnson. Hope this is
clear. James R. Braddy” – Posted on the Facebook group “Conservatively
speaking…In the Assemblies of God” 10/22/15 - Bethel
Redding children’s pastor and the giant finance angel? by John
Lanagan, My Word Like Fire Ministries, 10/22/15
In the above video, Dahl tells the Bethel Redding congregation of
his experience with an enormous angel. Dahl asked the angel his name and
then googled in the angel’s answer. The angel’s name was the same as that
of a finance company. Dahl then realized the angel was “here for our finances
at Bethel…” Dahl states, “You just need to hear a testimony so you can
know what’s available to you ’cause I’m not trying to preach a sermon,
I’m trying to invite you to a new way of life.” Yes, a way of life full
of false visions and prophecies and dreams. Bethel Redding has taken many
away from biblical Christianity. 10/31/15 - “Activating”
the kids at Bethel Redding by John Lanagan, My Word Like Fire Ministries,
Bethel Redding leaders continue to present an unbalanced and unhealthy
preoccupation with signs and wonders–or, as I have come to call it, a bells-and-whistles
theology. It should be no surprise that this is also present in Bethel
Redding’s children’s ministry. It seems as if it is more important to encourage
children to seek angelic visitations, visions, and Words of Knowledge than
it is to actually determine whether the experience/communication with God
is genuine or not. In other words, there is little discernment at Bethel Redding.
Children’s Pastor Seth Dahl’s response to the interviewer about discernment
is telling. 11/8/15 - Does
the NAR Have a New Prophet? by Jackie Alnor, 11/8/15
NAR false prophets, David Herzog and Chuck Pierce, are two of the
featured speakers in the upcoming conference called “The Awakening.” It
will be held in mid-November in Phoenix, Arizona. The third man on the
ticket might surprise Christians who attend popular Bible prophecy conferences
hosted by teachers who stick to what the Bible teaches concerning end times.
Paul McGuire, at first glance, seems out of his league to share the platform
with men who major on gold dust and healing angels and speak from their
own visions and imaginations while ignoring Scripture. But upon further
investigation it becomes clear that he fits right in with the evil workers
of the “New Apostolic Reformation.” 11/20/15 - IHOP-KC’s
Mike Bickle on fake and “genuine” Holy Spirit manifestations by
John Lanagan, 11/20/15
Mike Bickle tells the IHOP-KC students, “I know that I know the
value of genuine manifestations. The real. Again I’ve seen, and I’ve had
it happen to me, people thrashed around, I’ve seen people thrown against
walls, and across rooms. I’ve seen a lot of fake, but I’ve seen a lot of
real.” (5:15 in video) Incredibly, Mike Bickle says he does not allow fake
manifestations of the Holy Spirit up on the platform, but “I will allow
the fake in the room because I so believe in the genuine.” (6:25) What? 11/22/15 - IHOP-KC’s
Mike Bickle–powerful evangelist for contemplative prayer by John
According to International House of Prayer founder Mike Bickle,
“God is calling everyone. Everyone in the Body of Christ is called to live
in the contemplative lifestyle—everyone.’” Is Bickle’s promotion of contemplative
prayer a problem? Very much so. Ray Yungen, author of A Time of Departing,
warns, “Contemplative prayer is presenting a way to God identical with
all the world’s mystical traditions. Christians are haplessly lulled into
it by the emphasis on seeking the Kingdom of God and greater piety, yet
the apostle Paul described the church’s end-times apostasy in the context
of a mystical seduction. If this practice doesn’t fit that description,
I don’t know what does.” Contemplative prayer is essentially the same thing
as New Age or Eastern meditation, but is dressed up with Christian language
and terminology. Updated!11/24/15 - The
"Deadly Do-Rights" of Dominionism by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/2/15
Nowhere does Scripture teach that these 7 things in the world will
improve because of the church, instead we are told they will get worse
and worse. Jesus explained this by relating the end to being “as the days
of Noah.” And there is sufficient evidence how that ended. We are watching
the world’s current condition spiraling downward and this is exactly what
the Scriptures illustrates will happen in the last days. But we ignore
the same descriptions for the condition of the Church which is also predicted.
Jesus warned that there would be such a great deception that it would intrude
into the Church itself. This I why Jesus said, “Nevertheless when the Son
of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:5-8 KJV). Read
1, Part 2, Part
3, Part 4,
5 & Part 6.
11/25/15 - Like
Priscilla Shirer, IHOP-KC has taught people to imagine themselves as the
characters in Bible stories (Video) at My Word Like Fire, 11/25/15
More disturbing International House of Prayer teachings.
10/6/15 - The
Hebrew Prophets named in the Qur'an by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/6/15
Most Muslims have not read the Bible carefully so they do not know
what it actually says about God, Mankind, or the prophets. They know what
their religion tells them, which is more often contradictory to the Bible. 10/18/15 - Obama:
Christians Threaten Nation by Bryan Fischer, AFA, 10/18/15
If you have ever wondered whether President Obama has an abiding
hostility to people of Christian faith, wonder no more. He believes we
are a threat to national security. If you are a sincerely devoted follower
of Jesus Christ, your president believes you are a potential domestic terrorist. 10/29/15 - Calvary
Chapel Pastor Greg Laurie Posts Photo Standing with New Age Advocate Roma
Downey by Lighthouse Trails, 10/29/15
A Lighthouse Trails reader sent this photo (see below) to us today.
It is a picture of Calvary Chapel pastor Greg Laurie, standing with Roma
Downey and Mark Burnett and was posted on Greg Laurie’s Facebook page along
with this caption by Downey: "So nice spending time with friends. Mark
and I had a lovely lunch today with Greg and Cathe Laurie #harvestoc" Such
a photo only heightens concerns as to the direction Greg Laurie (one of
Calvary Chapel’s most popular pastors) is taking the church. 10/30/15 - Oprah’s
Latest Attempt to Introduce New Age Spirituality to Evangelical Church
at Lighthouse Trails, 10/30/15
In light of your coverage regarding the Parliament of the World’s
Religions, which took place Oct.15-19 in Salt Lake City, UT, it has been
brought to my attention that Oprah’s “Belief” (her 7-episode television
series) was shown some time during the conference, according to a post-conference
e-mail from Imam Abdul Majik Mujahid, Board Chair of the Parliament of
the World Religions. Oprah’s “Belief” television series (7 episodes) premiered
Oct.18 on OWN Network and is Oprah’s latest attempt to introduce New Age
Spirituality and interfaith spirituality to the evangelical church. 11/3/15 - United
Methodist and Episcopalian Church Clergy Lead Prayer Rally to “Bless” Abortion
Clinic at The Berean Call, 11/3/15
In Ohio, United Methodist Church pastor, Reverend Laura Young, says
she believes pro-life protesters in front of Planned Parenthood and other
abortion facilities have “misguided faith.” In fact, she thinks these clinics
should be blessed, which is why she went out to an abortion facility called
Preterm on October 8th in Cleveland. In 2014, Preterm was involved in the
abortion-related death of Lakisha Wilson. Young explained her acceptance
of abortion like this: “Christianity, like most faiths, is founded on love.
Watching protesters shouting judgment and hate based on what they call
religion is horrible. Is that loving God? Is that loving your neighbor
as yourself?” 11/23/15 - Godlessness
is Reaching Epidemic Proportions by Howard Green, 11/23/15
Imagine the world with no rules, accountability, or consequences
for evil actions? This image is one where people take a life with no remorse.
It is a place where life savings are greedily stolen, women and children
are abandoned, and even basic respect that was afforded to a mother and
father is absent. This place of our worst imaginings is one fraught with
lawless, heartless, and treacherous people who are concerned with no one
but themselves. That would be a world where the concept of love is foreign,
while brutality, slander, and darkness become the norm. This is not a description
of total societal, economic, or geopolitical breakdown sometime in the
distant future. It is an accurate analysis of condition of our world at
this moment. This is how a majority of people are living life. These are
the direct results of one fact: Godlessness is reaching epidemic proportions. 11/26/15 - Praising
God Through it All by Warren B. Smith, 11/26/15
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD
with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the
LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are
his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth
to all generations. (Psalm 100:1-5) 11/27/15 - A
Difficult Response to Paul Wilkinson by Jacob Prasch, 11/27/15
It has been a painful ordeal for Moriel and for myself (Jacob Prasch)
personally to have, without warning, been publicly slandered and defamed
on YouTube and elsewhere on the Internet by Paul Wilkinson as "not loving
Jesus Christ", as "teaching heresy", and even as having gone into some
brand of replacement theology simply because I and others do not agree
with his particular view of the timing of the rapture.
Check It Out! The MorielTV
Channel is now officially up on ROKU. You can click on the logo above
to go to ROKU to add this channel to your ROKU device. There are many teachings there
by Jacob Prasch, Bill Randles, Sandy Simpson and others as well as book
and DVD promos.
11/11/15 - Podcast:
Shamanism Revived - The Christianizing of Four Occult Techniques: Ministry
of the Holy Spirit versus Visualization, Inner Healing, Centering Meditation
and Hypnosis by Chris Lawson, 11/11/15
Part 1 - A brief scriptural review of the person, nature and work
of God the Holy Spirit. The Christian being “born from above” (born-again) by the Spirit
of God (John 3:3-8). The Christian being regenerated and the indwelt by the power of
the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:11-16). The Christian being anointed by God the Holy Spirit to discern spiritual
truth versus error (1 John 2:18-27). The Christian being empowered by the Holy Spirit to preach the Gospel
and teach the Word of God (Acts of the Apostles). The Christian being guided by the Holy Spirit and understanding
His personal influence (John 14:15-19, 26; 16:7-15). The importance of a Bible believing churches as they produce Bible
believing Christians! Part 2 - Four occult Shamanic techniques to avoid: Visualization (guided imagery) Inner healing (healing of memories) Meditation (centering prayer) Hypnosis (altered states) Quotes and mentions: Mention of occultist/psychologist Carl Gustav
Jung and quotes from anthropologist and practicing shaman Michael Harner
(The Way of the Shaman), positivism pioneer Norman Vincent Peale (Positive
Imaging: The Powerful Way to Change Your Life), occultist Napoleon Hill
(Think and Grow Rich), and Christian/occult practitioner Agnes Sanford
(The Healing Light; The Healing Gifts of the Spirit). Scriptures: Daniel 1; John 3:3-8; Romans 8:11-16; 1 John 2:18-27;
Acts; John 14:15-19, 26; 16:7-15; Genesis 6:1-5; Jeremiah 2:11-13; Psalm
46:10; 1 Timothy 4:1-5; Galatians 5:22-26.
10/4/15 - What is your covering?
by Sandy Simpson, 10/3/15
The question every human being must ask themselves is this: “What
is my covering?” Is it fig leaves or animal skins? I state this not
literally but figuratively. Are you depending on your good works
or the blood of Jesus Christ to save you? This is the ultimate question
all the way from the Garden of Eden. It is apparent that those who
are truly saved are “in Christ” (Rom. 6:7, 8:1), washed in the Blood (1
Cor. 6:11, Rev. 7:14), crucified and buried with Christ (Gal. 2:20, Rom.
6:4) and born again (John 3:3, 1 Pet. 1:23), anticipating eternal life
(John 17:3, Rom. 6:23). But there are also those who rely on their works
(2 Tim. 1:9). Every person will be judged according to their works (Eph.
2:8-9, Rev. 20:12), whether they were relying on them to be saved or relying
on the work of Christ on the cross for their salvation. Even many
people who call themselves Christians will end up trying to rely on works
instead of grace. 10/5/15 - The
Devil's Algebra (Video) by Jacob Prasch, 10/5/15
What happens when someone adds to or takes away from the Word of
God? 10/11/15 - The
Unseen Foe Behind Rising Evil by Berit Kjos, 10/11/15
Satan's captivating lies have sparked wars and cruelty through the
ages. Ever since Eve chose to follow her feelings rather than God's wise
guidelines, humanity has faced assaults from "the evil one" -- often through
his human pawns. Call him Devil, Deceiver, Satan, or serpent; it doesn't
matter. It's all the same haughty oppressor: "...that serpent of old, called
the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world..." Rev. 12:9 10/13/15 - The
teaching of unclean spirits (demons) being the spirits of pre-Adamic man:
A short Lesson in demonology by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/13/15
You will not find any biblical texts that mention (fallen) angels
or demons together, because they are different titles of the same creatures.
The demons, unclean spirits (which are the fallen angels), both seek to
possess men, both war against God’s will and ways and want to use humans
in this fight. 10/18/15 - The
Five Wonders of the Gospel: The Truth Proclaimed by Johan Malan,
Mossel Bay, South Africa (October 2015)
John 3:16 is one of the most widely quoted verses from the Bible.
This famous verse is also called “the Gospel in a nutshell” because it
is considered a summary of the foundational New Testament doctrine of salvation:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Five core
truths in connection with our salvation are mentioned in this verse, which
are all five divine wonders. They are the wonder of divine love, the wonder
of a heavenly Savior, the wonder of faith in God, the wonder of salvation
from perdition, and the wonder of eternal life. The Bible offers a full
exposition of these supernatural works of God, and emphasizes the fact
that Jesus Christ is the only Savior of the world and that no person can
save himself from his state of spiritual deadness and moral depravity. 10/23/15 - Praying
Circles, Think On These Things (Volume 21, Issue 5 Sep/Oct 2015)
by Gary Gilley, 10/23/15
This latest prayer fad stems from the teachings of Mark Batterson,
lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington D.C., and in particular
his 2011 book, The Circle Maker. The publisher claims that Batterson is
offering a new way of praying (see advertisement on page 233 of The Circle
Maker) based on a Jewish legend of Honi the Rainmaker, also called Honi
the Circle Maker (pp. 11-13, 226). Honi, who lived a century before the
ministry of Christ, supposedly drew a circle in the dirt, stepped into
that circle and prayed for rain to end a devastating drought. He told God
that he would not leave the circle until the Lord sent rain and, according
to the myth, God soon sent rain. It should be noted that the story of Honi
is at best a legend and most likely a myth. There is no independent or
historical evidence that anything like this event ever took place. Even
more importantly, this account is not drawn from Scripture. Nevertheless,
when Batterson discovered the story he claimed it forever changed the way
he prayed (p. 21). Now he circles his prayers, either by stepping into
a drawn circle (it is recommended that a circle be drawn on the ground
with chalk) like Honi, or by walking around the object of his desire, as
the Jews walked around Jericho in the Old Testament. 10/26/15 - When
a False Teacher Calls America "Israel" by The Berean Call, 10/26/15
Jonathan Cahn, a popular Christian author, claims that his books
reveal mysteries and predict the future. He thus portrays himself as like
the Biblical prophets, including the claim of having new revelations. The
main point of his book is that America is a second Israel and that she
is being judged according to the seven-year Sabbath law called "shemitah"
that was given to ancient Israel. This judgment manifests itself in seven-year
cycles of stock market collapses or other cataclysmic events. 10/29/15 - Is
Jesus the Abomination that makes desolate, the covenant breaker of Dan.9?
by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/29/15
A number of years ago I sat down with some preterist’s who were
convinced in their view of Daniel 9.25-27 is Jesus breaking the covenant
and becoming the abomination that makes desolation. This view becomes one
of the most distorted errors of the Scripture I have ever encountered.
Since then it has come up a number of times and needs to be addressed. 10/30/15 - Do
you gather or scatter? by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/30/15
Many use the parable of the wheat and the tares for not judging.
That we are to let the tares grow amongst the wheat inside the church.
But, this is NOT what this parable is about. Matthew 13 is part of the
mystery kingdom parables. Jesus tells us “The kingdom of heaven is like
a man who sowed good seed in his field; while men slept, his enemy came
and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.” 11/4/15 - The
Importance of the Rational Mind by Ed Tarkowski, 11/4/15
When God speaks to a man in his spirit, he understands with the mind
the will of God, and can thus perform it with the full use of his faculties
and in full assurance that he is doing what God expects of him. The
occultist or spiritist must bypass the mind by shutting down his thinking
processes in order to reach a passive state, at which point contact with
a spirit is made. One way of doing this is with a mantra; that is, repeating
the same word, word segment, or phrase over and over again. There is no
such practice found in Scripture.
11/7/15 - The
Truth About KJV Only: The Mormon, Ecumenical, Homosexual, and Neo Nazi
Agendas by Jacob Prasch, 11/7/15
11/12/15 - What
Seems Right Might Be Wrong by Roger Oakland, 11/12/15
Every Christian wants to see the church grow. Jesus made it clear
before He ascended to the Father that His followers are to be His witnesses.
Believers are called to share the good news of the gospel until He returns.
We want to see our churches filled to overflowing. This is right. But what
happens when the Christian church, in its zeal to reach the unconverted,
begins to embrace methods to attract the lost that are extra-biblical? 11/13/15 - “Overtake
you like a thief” by Sandy Simpson, 11/13/15
1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that
the day would overtake you like a thief; How serious will it be for a person
to be overtaken in “that day” like a thief overtakes a household when he
slips in and steals? Will it just be a surprise for those who claim
to be Christians who will get a slap on the wrist by the Lord but still
proceed to heaven? Will they simply lose rewards but still gain the
ultimate reward? What is this darkness that the brethren are not
in? 1 Thessalonians 5:3-5 While they are saying, “Peace and safety!”
then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon
a woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren,
are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; for
are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night or of darkness; 11/14/15 - The
Bible Anticipates Islam . . . Islam and the Bible by Bill Randles,
Islam as a world religion didn't burst onto the world scene until
the 7th century AD. But in the 14 plus centuries since, it has played a
major role in world affairs, as a foil to the Judeo Christian world, and
a scourge on India, the Levant, Persia, Southern Asia, much of Africa,
the Caucasus, and even part of China. 11/15/15 - Biblical
versus Cultural Christianity (Chart) by Crossroad, 11/15/15
This chart is an attempt to answer those who judge Christians by
the atrocities committed in the name of "Christianity" through the ages
-- including our own times. Those wars, persecutions, and cruelties had
little to do with Biblical Christianity. They had everything to do with
man's greedy, power-hungry human nature which seeks its own ways rather
than God's. The ungodly expressions of our human nature may change from
culture to culture, but the result is usually the same: the people imagine
a god that fits their new cultural wants and values, and they learn to
see this distortion of Christianity as the true church. Biblical Christianity
means being joined to Jesus Christ through faith in what He did for us
at the cross, then allowing Him to live His life through us, so that others
might know Him and see His love. (That love may include sharing His warnings
as well as His promises with those in need.) The established Church, like
Old Testament Israel, has always tended to drift away from its devotion
to God and become just other institutions, subject to the same human impulses
and painful consequences as the rest of the world. Please don’t blame human
evils on a "straw-man" or a convenient cultural distortion of Christianity.
Consider some of the differences between Biblical faith and today's cultural
deviations. 11/18/15 - Famine
in the Land Yet God Remains Faithful by Chris Lawson, 11/18/15
Psalm 89 - A psalm (Maskil) of Ethan the Ezrahite. Author: Ethan
(or one of his descendants) is the author of this Psalm. Ethan is possibly
the Levitical leader and one of the head musicians/singers in the Temple
(1 Chronicles 6:42; 15:17-19). Historical context: God had promised to
make David the mightiest King on earth (2 Sam. 7; 1 Kin. 8:23; 1
Chr. 17; 2 Chr. 21:7; Ps. 110). In doing so, God would protect David
and David’s descendants (2 Sam. 7:13; 16, 18), and ultimately Messiah Jesus
would reign from David’s throne - forever (Luke 1:31-33). Even though
Jerusalem was destroyed and no kings were reigning in Jerusalem at this
time, God remained faithful and He continues to carry out His promises.
God’s promises are - and forever will be - fulfilled through our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ, the Messianic descendant of David (Matt. 1:1; Luke
3:23-28) and the Eternal Prophet, Priest and King of Israel (Heb. 1:1-10:18).
Looking beyond the pale of the author’s personal national dilemma - the
apparent total ruin of the Davidic monarchy - the author chooses to focus
on the LORD and His greatness, regardless of his own personal circumstances
and future. As always, man is humbled, and God is glorified. In one word,
with restored confidence in God and His Word, the author closes with, “Blessed
be the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.” (Psalm 89:52) The Lord’s Covenant
with David and Israel’s Afflictions (89:1-37) Praise and remembrance of
God’s love and faithfulness (89:1-4). God’s worthiness to be praise and
adored (89:5-14). God’s covenant blessing and protection upon David (89:15-37).
God’s Seeming Neglect of the Davidic Covenant (89:38-52) The Psalmists
heartfelt cry (89:46-51). The Psalmists heartfelt distress (89:46-51).
The Doxology - “Blessed be the LORD forever!” (89:52) Scriptures: Psalm
89; Luke 1:30; Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 26:16; Psalm 135: 1-4; Deuteronomy
14:2; Titus 2:11-15; 1 Peter 2:9; Psalm 89:52. 11/21/15 - The
Fall of Satan resulted in the fall of many by Mike Oppenheimer,
A Spiritual war wages all around us, and Satan is a master planner,
he constantly feeds the world false information about himself and of Christ,
their only means of escape. Many people dismiss his existence. Some see
Satan as a mythical invention and stay completely unaware of his plans.
The Bahá'í 's do not believe Satan exists, the devil is a
metaphor for man’s base nature. Charles Fillmore of Unity church said the
Devil is a state of consciousness adverse to the divine good. The Devil
is overcome by denying his existence. Mason's see Lucifer got a bad rap
and that he is good and that they need to learn to use his energy. So they
do not see the need to resist him not consider his deceptions in their
lives. They have no clue what is coming to this world. 11/22/15 - Should
Christians Expose Error? by H.A. Ironside, 11/22/15
Objection is often raised—even by some sound in the faith—regarding
the exposure of error as being entirely negative and of no real edification.
Of late, the hue and cry has been against any and all negative teaching.
But the brethren who assume this attitude forget that a large part of the
New Testament, both of the teaching of our blessed Lord Himself and the
writings of the apostles, is made up of this very character of ministry—namely,
showing the Satanic origin and, therefore, the unsettling results of the
propagation of erroneous systems which Peter, in his second epistle, so
definitely refers to as “damnable heresies.” 11/29/15 - Making
God’s People Trust in a Lie… by Bill Randles, 11/29/15
It is happening all over again. In the church, as in the last days
of Judah, immediately preceding the devastation of the Babylonian captivity
and the destruction of the temple, Christians are being inoculated
to conviction and preparedness by the soothing Words of false prophets
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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. UPDATED! Questions
For Those Who Claim The "Supreme Beings" Of The Nations Are The True God
by Sandy Simpson, 3/17/15
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. OLDY BUT GOODY! 10/16/15 - Generic
and Specific by Sandy Simpson, 5/18/14
In my article “Blasphemizing the Bible” (http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/blasphemizingthebible.html)
I give a number of examples of how a lot of modern Bible translation societies
are putting the names of “supreme beings” in the Bible in the place of
God or YHWH. In this article I'm going to examine two of the excuses they
make for making those substitutions in the Bible in many hundreds of different
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to do with the Third Wave/New Apostolic Reformation and its influence on
Christendom. ACT does not endorse everything written by these authors,
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information is presented for your edification. We hope this will
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others OPPOSE the heresy being taught in the Third Wave movement today.
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the Lord Jesus Christ. That means, pick up your Bible, dig deep into
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