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Karma (by any other name)
by Sandy Simpson

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According to Wikipedia: 

"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

Given the definitions of "karma" above, this same idea, usually without the reincarnation aspect in Christian circles, has been taught for decades in New Thought movements such as the Positive Thinking/Positive Confession teachings of Norman Vincent Peale & Robert Schuller, the Word of Faith ideas of Essex Kenyan, Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn, the mixture of Eastern Mysticism and Christianity by Korean false teachers such as the "force of faith" Paul Yongii Cho, and newer renditions and fusions by people like Joel Osteen, Joseph Prince, T.D. Jakes (recently agreeing with Oprah Winfrey who teaches karma on her WHO network), and others such as Ernest Angley, John Bevere, Markus Bishop, Juanita Bynum, Morris Cerullo, Kim Clement, Paul Crouch, Creflo Dollar, Jesse Duplantis, Marilyn Hickey, Brian Houston, Rodney Howard-Browne, Larry Huch, Bishop Eddie L. Long, Clarence McClendon, Joyce Meyer, Myles Munroe, Steve Munsey, Mike Murdock, Rod Parsley, Peter Popoff, Fred Price, Oral Roberts, R.W. Shambach, Robert Schuller, Karl Strader, Robert Tilton, Paula White, Ed Young and many others.

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His Name, The Only Name
by Sandy Simpson

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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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Replacement Theology On Steroids
by Sandy Simpson

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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!

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Those Who Do Not Lead Christians to Maturity
by Sandy Simpson

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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."

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"... and all liars"
by Sandy Simpson

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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). 

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Four Books That the Enemy Has Used To Corrupt Christianity
by Sandy Simpson

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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. 

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Night Marchers and UFOs on the Big Island 
by Sandy Simpson

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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. 

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"They Will Believe 
The Lie"
by Sandy Simpson

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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 will.

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 in wickedness.

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"?

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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 Set

The 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 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

This DVD is a message based on this article: "Christians" Who Try To Poke Holes In Sola Scriptura

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

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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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Shepherd Or Hireling?
by Sandy Simpson

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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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Testing Music In The Church
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on these articles: Testing Music In The Church, Testing Music In The Church-Part 2, and Worship Song Ratings.

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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Examine Yourselves & Hold On!
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on the articles "Examine Yourself To See If You Are In The Faith" and "Hold On!"

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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"Blasphemizing" The Bible
by Sandy Simpson

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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
"Good English Bible Translations"
by Sandy Simpson

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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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Kingdom Now or Kingdom Come?
by Sandy Simpson

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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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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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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

This DVD series is a teaching based on this article.

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

This 2-DVD series is a teaching based on this article.

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
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What's Up With Christian Bookstores?
by Sandy Simpson

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The ElijahList
The biggest promoter of false prophecies in cyberspace!
by Sandy Simpson

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The ElijahList
The biggest promoter of false prophecies in cyberspace!
by Sandy Simpson

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The Extreme Prophetic
by Sandy Simpson

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Finish The Race!
Go On To Maturity!
by Sandy Simpson

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).

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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.

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Letters To The Church
by Sandy Simpson

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".

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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 DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT book is for you!

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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!

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Important Video Information
On Benny Hinn!

by Sandy Simpson, Mike Oppenheimer & Jacob Prasch
features tons of video showing the teachings and prophecies of Benny Hinn.  This is a proven tool to keep people away from heresy.

Go here for more details and how to order!

Discernment Conference
Featuring Bill Randles, Gary Gilley
& Ray Yungen
3-DVD Set

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Featuring Dave Hunt, Duane Magnani, Mike Oppenheimer, Jacob Prasch, Jewel Grewe & Bill Randles
6-DVD Set & 2-VHS Sets

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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.

Go here to order the book by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, P.O. Box 860683, Wahiawa, HI 96786.

These WEB LINKS are our favorite pages.  We provide them as an aid to further research.  We do not agree with every article, but generally they contain good apologetics.  Go here for apologetics sites in languages other than English. Web site links are added in chronological order.  If any of these web sites go down you can sometimes access them by typing their URL into the search box at
Those ministries with the ACT symbol are members of the Apologetics Coordination Team.

Lighthouse Trails Research & Lighthouse Trails Publishing by Deborah & David Dombrinski
In the year 2000, we learned that a mystical spirituality had been introduced to the evangelical and Protestant church and was infiltrating youth groups, churches, seminaries, and Bible studies at an alarming rate. Thus, in the spring of 2002, we began Lighthouse Trails Publishing with the hope of exposing this dangerous and pervasive mystical paradigm—six months later we published our first release, A Time of Departing by Ray Yungen. 

Acts 17:11 Bible Study Home Page by Dean & Laura VanDruff
Bible studies on various subjects dealing with topical issues. Also check out their pages called "Reflections & Snippets HomePage" and the "Spiritual Adultery Bible Study Series".

Holy Laughter /Toronto Blessing Research Information by Tom Smith 
Another great resource of articles on the "laughter" and derivatives movement. 

Another treasury of material on deception in the church today. This site has replaced the old Cross+Word, Banner Ministries and IntoTruth sites.  Please substitute this URL for any URLs you may find on this site.  You can go to her articles section here.

The Contenders by Bob Hunter (Original site down!)
"The purpose of this Web page is to provide information from a Christian perspective on aberrant Christian teachings such as the "Toronto Blessing - Pensacola" and on the cults." An excellent collection of articles.  Also check back from time to time on his "Days Of Deception" page for the latest in wackiness from the Third Wave.

Benny Hinn Page
"Benny Hinn dabbles with heresy the way that Monet dabbled with paints." 

The Second Coming Of Our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ by Ed Tarkowski
"In just the past five years, the end-time Apostasy announced in the Scriptures has come forcefully upon the Church. For the sake of global unity, doctrine is being set aside, and denominational walls continue to fall at a rapid rate." An excellent resource of background information on "Latter Rain", "Dominion" and "Manifest Sons Of God" doctrines.  Also check out these other sections of Ed Tarkowski's site: The Lord Jesus Christ And His Body and Apostasy In The Church.  Ed went to be with the Lord recently but you can still read his articles here and some of them are also cataloged on our site.

Antti's Page of Toronto Experience by Antti Huima (Original site down)
A page of many testimonials regarding the Toronto "Blessing" churches. 

A Variety Of Sites For Deeper Christian Reading 
Here are some site for those who want to dig deep into the Word and doctrinal issues: Biblical Studies Foundation, Chafer Theological Seminary Journal, The Master's Seminary Journal

The Berean Call by Dave Hunt 
The feature articles from the Berean Call Newsletter are available on this site as well as other perspectives.

Discernment Ministries International by Rev. Robert & Tracy Liicho (Original site down!)
"Today the Church faces false teachers on every side. On any given day you can turn on Christian Television and view a wide variety of false teaching by false teachers. You can go into any Christian bookstore and purchase books published by alleged Christian Publishers filled with horrific blasphemies . . . all in the name of Christ … Our mission is to expose and refute the current trends in heresy, especially among the charismatic ranks of the Church. We will not only cite the errors rampant in these teachings, but also offer sound Biblical exposition as to why these teachings are not part of orthodox Christianity." 

Areopagitica Ministries (Original site down)
An excellent site with articles covering the Toronto/Pensacola "counterfeit" revival.

Moriel Ministries by Jacob Prasch 
A highly recommended site for a perspective on the Third Wave movement by a Christian Jew. 

Proclaiming The Gospel by Michael P. Gendron 
"This site has been designed to lead Roman Catholics to saving faith in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. As well, providing valuable information for those desiring to reach family and friends engulfed by deception. For 34 years Evangelist Michael P. Gendron was a devout Roman Catholic and a strong defender of the "one true church." In 1981, after hearing the Gospel for the first time at a 3 day Josh McDowell seminar Mike trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. His new excitement and hunger for the inspired word of God lead him to help organize the very first Little Rock Scripture Study in Dallas at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The more he studied the Scriptures, however, the more he became aware how official Catholic teachings had added requirements for salvation to the finished work of Christ." 

Personal Freedom Outreach
"Personal Freedom Outreach is a non-profit, non-denominational group with three goals: to educate Christians about the dangers and heretical doctrines of religious cults, to use the Gospel of Jesus Christ to reach members of those cults and to warn Christians of unbiblical teachings within the church itself."

Let Us Reason by Mike Oppenheimer 
Excellent apologetics on religions, cults, Word-Faith, Third Wave and other topics.

"Take Heed" Ministries by Cecil Andrews (Original site down)
Apologetics on Kenneth Copeland and other Third Wave teachers.

Christian Witness Ministries
Articles on Benny Hinn, Toronto, Brownsville, Catholicism and other issues from an A/G perspective.

The Midnight Herald (Original site down)
"The Midnight Herald is a non-denominational Christian newspaper heralding the soon return of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is mailed out bi-monthly to  readers in every state in the US and many foreign countries. We offer a free copy to anyone who requests it. Our contributing writers represent many different denominations and nationalities. What each has in common is an abundant love for the Lord and for His Word, and a desire to share His Love and His Word with others, contending earnestly for the faith which was once delivered to the saints. May each of us be like the Bereans who searched the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. For if we continue in His Word, then are we truly His disciples and we shall know the truth and the truth shall make us free. We live in exciting and perilous times as foretold in the Bible for the Last-Days. More than ever, we need to discern the times in which we live, and to encourage and support one another."

Examining The New Wine Movement (Original site down)
"Great opening article on the counterfeit renewal movement.  Also links to other sites."

The Brownsville Revival
A site with testimonies and articles based on firsthand experience with Brownsville A/G.

Discernment Ministries by Jewel van der Merwe
Articles and books on the Third Wave movement.

Conferences & Seminars
Visit this site for updates on conferences and seminars that deal with exopsing apostasy and heresy in the Third Wave "New Apostolic Reformation".

Believers In Grace Ministries by Rev. Bill Randles
Books, tapes, and apologetics on Promise Keepers and the Third Wave.

Understanding The Times by Rev. Roger Oakland
Materials available on Creation Science and occultism.

Christian Resources On The Internet
As per requests, here is the master list of research resources from our old site.  Always keep in mind that we do not totally endorse some of the sites listed but they are there for research purposes.

The Belfast Berean (Original site down)
A good apologetics site, especially in the area of audio and video clips online.

The Calvary Contender
Christian news and views form a fundamentalist Baptist perspective.  We do not agree with all their views but their weekly e-mail newslwetter does provide an excellent source of current news, especially with regards to ecumenism.

ALERT! - Counterfeit Moriel Ministries Site In Australia
"Henry Sheppard and Moriel Australia Inc. are a counterfeit Moriel not representing Moriel Ministries internationally or the official Moriel Minitries Australia."  It is the opinion of DITC that the continued concerted attack on Jacob Prasch and other discernment ministries needs to stop.  DITC continues to stand behind the ministry of Jacob Prasch and Moriel Ministries. Many of us owe a debt of gratitude to Jacob for his uncompromised stand for the truth.

Information On Dominionism, Restorationism and the Sheherding Movement by Cross + Word
A section of the Cross+Word site dealing with the doctrines of Dominionists, Restorationists and the Shepherding movement.

Catholic Concerns by Mary Ann Collins, a former Catholic nun (Original Site Down)
"Since I left the Roman Catholic Church to join a Scripturally based Protestant church, I have wrestled with various issues relating to Catholicism. Some papers have emerged from that struggle. I hope that you will find them informative."

Christian Doctrine.Net
Many articles on a range of apologetics issues, including Alpha Course, cults, and errors in the church.

ICHTHYS by Dr. Robert D. Luginbill
Excellent articles and studies on the basics of theology.

Age To Age
A discernment ministry dealing with Third Wave "New Apostolic Reformation" issues.

False Prophet & Cult Leader Rev. Christopher Jones
New sites exposing the false doctrines and practices of Christopher Jones. Check these other sites for testimonies as well. (1), (2), & (3)

The United Religions Initiative by Lee Penn
Important perspectives on the URI.

Christian Apologetics Ministries
Web site exposing false teachings. Monthly meetings in the Twin City, MN area.

Contender Ministries
Cults and other religions are exposed, as well as other good articles on apologetics issues.

Christian Apologetics & Reserach Ministry (CARM)
Apologetics is the practice of defending the Christian faith against those who raise objections to its validity.  We are commanded to be apologists (those who defend the faith) in 1 Pet. 3:15 - ". . . always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you. . . "  Do you want to learn Christian apologetics?

Apostasy Revealed by Rev Clive J Smith J.P., Ph.D., D.G.
This website is a collection of articles that I have personally written that addresses the issue of Apostasy in the Christian Church.

Truth Watch - New Zealand
Excellent site dealing with apologetics and the Third Wave.

Media Spotlight by Al Dagar
Al Dagar finally has a web site!  Ecellent materials on the Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation, and other church issues.

Bible Guidance by Johan Malan
Good sources of articles on Third Wave and other issues.

The Faithful Word by Craig Booth
Articles on discernment issues.

Conquering Love by John & Debbie Virshek
A web site exposing the false apostle Eric VanAndersek.  Also check this site.

Wellspring Retreat
Wellspring Retreat & Resource Center is a residential treatment facility that provides a program of counseling and instruction to victims of cultic abuse, religious abuse and/or mind control. We are a nonprofit corporation and the nation’s only residential treatment center for cult victims. We also provide consultation to families who have loved ones in cults. Wellspring is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Trinity Foundation by Ole Anthony
Good material on cults and Benny Hinn

Think On These Things by Gary Gilley
Excellent artilces on a variety of apologetics subjects.

The Berean Beacon by Richard Bennett
A former Catholic priest speaks out on issues relating to Catholicism and interfaith.

Penfold Books by Michael J. Penfold
Excellent sources of books, vidoes, tracts, software and many more items.  Good solid biblical stuff here!

Power To Stand by Steve Mitchell
Good apologetics site dealing with Third Wave issues, YWAM, and cults.

Creation Research And Apologetics Society Of India
Apologetics courses on creationism, bible proofs, and other apologetics. Will soon feature a CD with articles by Sandy Simpson.

Midlands Bible College Wolverhampton, England
Good evangelical college, endorsed by Bill Randles and Jacob Prasch.  They are starting a distance learning option for students from the US.

Tracts For Free
A good source for gospel tracts.

Discernment Alert
A page exposing false discernment and counterfeit discernment sites whose only function appears to be to attack legitimate discernment ministries.

Christian: Unplugged by Chris Carmichael
Good source of information on the church growth movement out of Willow Creek, etc.

Christian Research Service
As a service to the body of Christ they provide information, documentation and referral on a wide variety of issues to individuals, companies, pro-family groups, outreach ministries and the Christian news media.

The Ultimate Self-Improvement Course!
Lonely? Depressed? Unsatisfied? Take this free course! Pass it on!!

The Berean Radio Network by Michael C. Gaudiosi
Radio programs and articles on church growth and other topics.

Forgotten Word Ministries by Robert Wise
Articles on false teachers and false religions.

Herescope "Blog" by Discernment Research Group
This blog contains information revealing heresies and false teachings effecting the Church today. Not only are there outside influences that try to influence change but there are many heresies rising up from within. 

WebTruth by Michael Penfold
Webtruth's purpose is to supplement the online bookstore by providing articles, news and comment on a range of current vital issues. You'll find material here on a wide variety of topics - the doctrine of the gospel, praise and worship, the creation evolution controversy, apologetics and a selection of contemporary issues. 

Wood & Steel by Scott MacIntyre
A ministry web site that emphasizes a return to biblical teaching and a biblical model of the church.

The Other Side Of The River by Kevin Reeves
This is an excellent site with materials by Keven Reeves who was deeply involved in the Third Wave and Word-Faith.  His testimony of coming away from these apostasies is a help to all who read his articles and book "The Other Side Of The River".

Eastern Regional Watch Ministries (ERWM) by Steve Muse (Offline)
Great apologetics site on Third Wave, Emerging Church, etc.

Slice Of Laodicea by Ingrid Schlueter (Note: This web site is no longer online.  The link is to the site on
The future of evangelicalism is here and it comes as an Elvis impersonator. Worse, in a quest for what's real, false teaching is entering through the traditions of the East, like meditation and yoga in the new Emergent church movement. This blog is an ongoing source for what is happening in the church. I pray this blog will be a catalyst for greater prayer for Christ's blood-bought Church. 

First Plumbline Apologetics by John & Miguel Hayworth
Apologetics on cults and false doctrines.

Counted Worthy by Jan Fletcher
A blog dealing with apologetic issues.

The Word Faith Movement - Wolves In Sheep's Clothing by Victor T. Stephens
Good expose' on Word-Faith teachers including a lot of audio files.

A Christian Journey - In Defense of Judaeo-Christianity by Cassandrah Batya
Good articles on apologetics.

Spiritual Research Network by Chris Lawson
Excellent apologetics articles from Scotland.  Brand new site design.

Eternal Path by S.E. Ray
Articles on Emerging Church, New Age, etc.

Last Days Alert by Frank Verderosa
Articles on last days heresies.

The Opal Reddin Research Library by Pinebrook Assembly of God
Good resource on issues impacting the Assemblies of God. This is a ministry of Discernment Ministries and Jewel Grewe.

Spirit of Error - Examining the Apostolic-Prophetic Movement by Holly Pivec
Good resource on books and false prophecies put out by leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation

Guarding His Flock Ministriesby Larry DeBruyn
Great author on apologetics issues.

G12 Cult
Information on the G12 Movement.

Nazarene Church Has Lost It's Way by, 1/16/10
Blog detailing the Nazarene denomination's fall into apostasy.

Confronting Todd Bentley
Blog about confrontations with Todd Bentley.

Light In The Darkness by Martin Emerson
This is a site for recordings of sound Biblical teaching which can be purchased on CD or as MP3 files on CD-ROM disc and in some cases on cassette. You will also find a small number of DVDs. You will find here recordings by Dave Hunt & T A McMahon of The Berean Call, Keith Parker who works with Prayer For Israel, Professor Andy McIntosh and many others including a growing number of Creation speakers. Light In The Darkness is a ministry set up to provide sound Biblical teaching. As well as selling recordings of Bible teaching, we also host meetings. If you would like to have good sound Bible teachers come to you we can help either through Light In The Darkness or through Christian Alliance Ministries. 

The Perect Peace Plan by James Sundquist
A site promoting his book "Global Peace Plan" exposing the false teachings of Rick Warren

Learn To Discern Ministries by Eileen Macdonald
Great apologetics site in Vancouver, BC

Legend of the Fall by Peter M. Duyzer
Book on the life of William Branham

Apologetics Sites

SPANISH! CARM Spanish Site - Ministerio de Apologética e Investigación Cristiana
Christian Apologeics & Research Ministry - Spanish language web site.

PORTUGESE! CARM Portugese Site - Ministério de Pesquisa e Apologética Cristã
Christian Apologeics & Research Ministry - Portugese language web site.

RUSSIAN! The Center For Apologetics Research
The primary task of The Center for Apologetics Research in St. Petersburg, Russia and Kiev, Ukraine is to equip Christian leaders and laymen in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) for discernment, defense of the faith and cult evangelism (1 Peter 3:15, Jude 3, 2 Timothy 2:25) by providing training and resource materials in their national languages.

AFRIKAANSE! Bible Guidance by Johan Malan
Good sources of articles on Third Wave and other issues. Afrikaanse Artikels plus materials in English, Portugese, Russsian and Swahili.  Also featrues English and Afrikaanse radio programs.

FRENCH! Association Parole de Vie by Henri Viaud-Murat, Responsable du site
Good French site on deception in the church.  Also contains Sandy Simpson articles in French.  Also visit this sister site called "Source de Vie - Wellspring of Life".

DUTCH! Homepage van A.P. Geelhoed
Apologetics on the church growth movement, etc.

DUTCH! Uit het Levende Woord
A variety of apologetics issues dealt with on this site.

NETHERLANDS! Terug Naar De Bijbel (Back To The Bible) by Rien van de Kraats

New Sandy Simpson Messages 
on CD & DVD

How To Discern, Test & Judge Rightly
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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.

Only $10. plus s/h. for US. 

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We need a firm foundation to weather the storm of false ideas
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. (KJV)
Matthew 7:24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, 
Is laid for your faith in His excellent word!
© 1787 Joseph Funk & Robert Keene

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 the Bible.

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