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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.

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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 are our recommended BOOKS and PUBLICATIONS.  Also check out our BOOK REVIEWS page.  For a list of recommended books on topics other than strictly deception in the Church, go here.  For a list of recommended resources for pastors, go here.

(1) Counterfeit Revival by Hank Hanegraaff, 1997 
This excellent book on the subject of the Toronto/Brownsville movement is available from Christian Research Institute, Evangel.Com, or at Christian Book Distributors, Price: Hardcover, $14.95, US ISBN 0849911826, CBD11826. Here's a review from A Closer Look magazine. Click on this link to order "Counterfeit Revival" from Amazon.Com today!

(2) New Wine Or Old Deception by Roger Oakland, 1997
How extrabiblical experiences such as the "Toronto Blessing" are seducing Christians with great delusions couched in biblical language. Available from The Berean Call, P.O. Box 7019, Bend, OR 97708. Price: $6.00 Catalog #BK28629, or from Understanding The Times. Click on this link to order "New Wine, Old Deception" from Amazon.Com today!

(3) Twisted Scriptures - A Path To Freedom From Abusive Churches by Mary Alice Chrnalogar, 1997 
"Leaders of many religious groups, including several mainstream churches, are twisting the Scriptures to subtly coerce cooperation from their members. In the process, personalities are changed and lives are ruined." Price: Softcover, $15.95, US ISBN 0-9649588-0-5 Click on this link to order "Twisted Scriptures" from Amazon.Com today!
(5) The Confusing World of Benny Hinn by G. Richard Fisher and M. Kurt Goedelman, 1996 
"The Confusing World of Benny Hinn is a collection of several popular articles investigating the best-selling author and healing evangelist, first published by Personal Freedom Outreach in its newsletter publication. The reader is furnished with solid research and irrefutable documentation to unmask the bizarre teachings and contradictory spiritual experiences of the faith healer some have dubbed, "The Miracle Man." To order this book for $14. + $4.00 S/H, click on the PayPal logo below. 

(6) Christianity In Crisis by Hank Hanegraaff, 1993 
A comprehensive book on the Word-Faith movement. It is available from Christian Research Institute or at Christian Book Distributors, Price: Softcover, $9.95, US ISBN 1565076966, CBD 76966. Click on this link to order "Christianity In Crisis" from Amazon.Com today!

(7) The Laughing Revival From Azusa To Pensacola by David Cloud, 1993
"The "laughing revival" is sweeping through many segments of the Charismatic world. This booklet deals with this phenomenon and its key leaders. Covers the "Toronto Blessing" and the "Pensacola Outpouring." The Second edition contains a report on the author's visit to the Holy Trinity Brompton in London, England. Included is a chapter entitled "Slaying in the Spirit: Is It Biblical?" This booklet is available from Way of Life Literature, 1701 Harns Rd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277 (360) 675-8311 (voice), (360) 240-8347 (fax), Catalog Number: WOL333B, $3.00 Click on this link to order "The Laughing Revival From Azusa To Pensacola" from Amazon.Com today!

(8) The Toronto Blessing And Slaying In The Spirit - The Telling Wonder by Nader Mikhaiel, 1995 
"Since the beginning of the Pentecostal Movement, many groups have claimed a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. These "outpourings" have been accompanied by extraordinary manifestations: shaking, jerking, jumping, and speaking in tongues. The most common of these manifestations is what is called Slaying in the Spirit, and recently, uncontrollable laughter which has become known as the Toronto Blessing. This book examines the Pentecostal, Charismatic and subsequent movements in the light of these manifestations." Order from: Nader Mikhaiel, P.O. Box 170, Earlwood 2206 NSW Australia. Fax 0011-61-2-6462620, email:; $20.00, bulk purchase rates available. 

(9) When New Wine Makes A Man Divine by Roger Oakland, 1997
"Today there are many different voices proclaiming contradicting messages in the name of Christ. Some say the whole world is in the the progress of experiencing a great Christian revival. Others say that the church is in the final stages of apostasy and the counterfeit bride is being prepared for a counterfeit Christ." Available from Understanding The Times for $6.00. Click on this link to order "When New Wine Makes A Man Divine" from Amazon.Com today!

(10) The Serpent And The Cross - Religious Corruption in an Evil Age by Alan Morrison, 1994 
"The Serpent and the Cross" is a large-format (9"x6"), high-quality, sewn paperback book. Containing 640 pages with almost 300,000 words, it includes a comprehensive index and an expanded table of contents, coupled with extensive footnotes and a 20-page bibliography. Features: Catalogues the historical background to worldwide religious corruption from the time of the Fall to the present day; Offers an informative analysis of anti-Christian developments in science and society, health and healing, psychology, business and global politics throughout the past 400 years; Discloses the true meaning of the word 'occult' and the extent of occult practices in the world and among the churches today; Documents the infiltration of Christianity with Eastern mysticism from the Early Church era to the present day; Provides an encyclopedic exposé of the hallmarks and strategies of the 'New Gnosticism', with detailed refutations; Reveals the religious and political aims of the Feminist Movement; Uncovers the 'New Age', syncretist, interfaith agenda of the modern international Ecumenical Movement." Available from all bookshops or by direct mail from K & M Books at £12 (inc. post & packing). Direct mail overseas customers, please send £13 or purchase from Great Christian Books in the U.S. Discounts for multiple purchases. Trade terms also available. All inquiries and orders to: K & M Books: Plas Gwyn, High St., Trelawnyd, Rhyl, Clwyd, LL18 6DT.Tel./Fax: +[44] (0)1745 571707. 

(11) The Two Roots Of Revival by Rev. Robert Liichow, 1998
"The book is over 250 pages of FULLY documented proof of: (1) the occult origins of the current manifestations deceiving hundreds of thousands of charismatic Christians (2) a detailed Biblical refutation of each of these manifestations. This book is an excellent companion volume to Hank's Counterfeit Revival. The Two Roots of Revival goes into detail about several areas that no other author has included in their books  (to date) on this latest form of charismatic excess." 
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(13) Beware The New Prophets by Bill Randles, 1999
Influential 'prophets' in the US are claiming to be an end-time super-army for the Lord. But their 'prophesies' are often wrong. Pentecostal pastor Bill Randles investigates . . . "One consistent characteristic of the new prophets is their insistence that the New Testament prophets do not have to be subjected to the tests of Deuteronomy (13.1-3 and 18.22)." You can see an excerpt from this book here. See a review of this book here. To order this book, go here.

(14) Spirit Wars: Pagan Revival In Christian America by Peter Jones, 1998
"I firmly believe, though I pray I am wrong, that we are witnessing the first signs of an assault against the truth of Christ, the likes of which the church has never seen before.' So concludes Dr. Peter Jones, Professor of New Testament at Westminster Seminary in Escondido, California." Click on this link to order "Spirit Wars: Pagan Revival In Christian America" from Amazon.Com today!
(15) What Should I Say? by Sandy Simpson, 1999
Learn how to answer people who invite you to revival meetings where there are different teachings.  Learn to discern!  This booklet was written for use by Pacific island churches to provide a quick little resource in answering common statements made by Third Wave adherants.  Though there are a few references to the islands, it may also be a useful resource for other churches and individuals.  It is set up as a 4.25x5.5 sixteen page booklet printed front and back laid out on  8.5x11 paper and folded. It can be easily reproduced from this version on the web.  It is free to distribute as long as the content is not altered in any way. Use the little arrow links at the bottom each page to navigate the booklet! For those of you who need help, do not have the equipment to reproduce copies, or are not very computer saavy, you can order copies of this booklet for $1. + $.50 S/H by clicking on the PayPal logo below.

(16) Strange Fire - The Rise Of Gnosticism In The Church by Travers and Jewel van der Merwe, 1995
"Gnosticism has a chameleon-like ability to appear like the genuine article, true Christianity, and thus has managed to transform itself to fit the times in countless new wrappings over the centuries. It particularly adapts itself to that place where the ideas of the east and west meet. Whenever eastern mysticism and western rationalism collide, one can find there the seedbed for a pseudo-Gospel that mimics the real thing."

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(17) A Different Gospel: Biblical and Historical Insights into the Word of Faith Movement by D. R. McConnell, 1988
"Every Christian should read this book in order to be aware of the dangerous implications of the widespread and cultic Word of Faith movement preaching what is popularly known as "Name It and Claim It" theology. A Different Gospel is a bold and revealing examination of the biblical and historical basis of this movement. This new and revised edition is complete with a foreword by Hank Hanegraaff, author of Christianity in Crisis, and a new afterword by D. R. McConnell. The author knows the movement first hand and has a heart for those snared by it. He is also an academically trained observer who has based this work on careful historical and biblical analysis. McConnell warns of the movement's cultic nature in its doctrine of healing and its understanding of the atonement and demonstrates how far the movement's doctrine of prosperity is from Scripture's true teaching." Click on this link to order "A Different Gospel: Biblical and Historical Insights into the Word of Faith  Movement"from Amazon.Com today!

(18) When God Weeps : Why Our  Sufferings Matter to the Almighty by Joni Eareckson, 1999
Forever puts to rest the nonsense of the Word-Faith movement.  Click on this link to order "When God Weeps : Why Our  Sufferings Matter to the Almighty" from Amazon.Com today!

(19) Occult Invasion by Dave Hunt, 1999
Read Chapter One of this book online. Click on this link to order "Occult Invasion" from Amazon.Com today!

(20) The Signs and Wonders Movement - Exposed by Various Authors, Day One Publication, 1997 
"Four contributors warn against the state of spiritual gullibility and urge a return the the objective truth of God's word by which we test all things."  Paperback $7.75  It can also be ordered by e-mail from The Door Magazine, or online at The Berean Call here.
(21) The Midnight Ride To Awaken The Church by The Midnight Herald, 1999 
An excellent resource of great articles! "A compilation of articles from the Midnight Herald Magazine from 1996-2000, including some never before published papers.  288 pages.  Special sale on a limited supply of this excellent book a $10. plus $10. s/h ($10. + $12. s/h foreign).

(22) America, The Sorcerer's New Apprentice : The Rise Of New Age Shamanism by Dave Hunt & T. A. McMahon
This book is out of print but you can order it online from Click on this link to order "America, the Sorcerer's New Apprentice : The Rise of New Age Shamanism " from Amazon.Com today!

(23) Seduction Of Christianity : Spiritual Discernment In The Last Days by Dave Hunt & T. A. McMahon
"Dave Hunt addresses the phenomenon sweeping the church which is encompassed by New Age thought and the seduction of motivation/success teachers such as Napoleon Hill. Using well-grounded biblical principles he reduces the health/wealth/prosperity gospel to what it is - a sham, and a shamanistic conspiracy to seduce believers into accepting the AntiChrist system." Click on this link to order "Seduction Of Christianity : Spiritual Discernment In The Last Days" from Amazon.Com today!

(24) Beyond Seduction : A Return To Biblical Christianity by Dave Hunt
"Hunt is a Jude-3 champion, "...earnestly contending for the faith...." He identifies pseudo-"Christian" heresies that are infiltrating the church and proposes a simple solution: a return to *Biblical* Christianity. By regular study of and submission to the Bible, Christians will be able to withstand the incessant onslaught of heretical teachings window-dressed in "Christian" terminology." This book is out of print but you can order it online from Click on this link to order "America, the Sorcerer's New Apprentice : The Rise of New Age Shamanism " from Amazon.Com today!

(25) THE PAPACY: Its History, Dogmas, Genius, and Prospects by Rev. J.A. Wylie, LL.D., Author of "The History of Protestantism", 1888
This online book is an excellent expose' of the history of the Roman Catholic Church and its doctrines.

(26) Getting To Know God by Juanita Simpson, 2000
This excellent little tract was written by my mother and we still use it today in witnessing.  It explains the Gospel message from the beginning in short form.  You can download or print this online tract and use it for yourself.  It is sure to be a blessing to many people.

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(28) Christian Witness Ministries (CWM) "Unmasked Series" edited by Philip Powell, 8/00
This .pdf file is an advertisment for the CWM "Unmasked Series".  Two booklets in this series feature expose's on Benny Hinn and Nicky Gumbel of Alpha Course fame.  Ordering informaiton is included.
(30) The Final Words Of Jesus And Satan's Lies Today by James Jacob Prasch, 1999
"The Churches today are in very deep trouble.  That is the reason for this book.  All around us are problems and errors, disillusionment and pain among Christians who had sought to follow the Lord by following their leaders.  This book attempts to address these matters head on. (Philip Foster)" 

(31) Alpha, The Unofficial Guide - A Whole New Study on the Alpha Course - Overview by Elizabeth McDonald
A series of books examining the Alpha Course out of Holy Trinity Brompton Church by Nicky Gumbel.  The Overview volume is available now and the two main volumes will be available soon. The Overview volume can be ordered directly from Discernment Ministries and also here.

(32)"Anointing Or Apostasy" - The Latter Rain Legacyby Charles S. Graves
"This well-researched online book on revival, latter-rain and other linked deceptions, is offered in PDF format (readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader which is present on most hard drives already). It covers much of the same ground as other articles on the Banner site, but presents it in a coherent and readable whole. Very useful reference material!"
(33) "I Just Wanted More Land" - Jabez by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor-teacher of Southern View Chapel, 9/01
"The meteoric rise in popularity of Bruce Wilkindson's compact book, The Prayer Of Jabez, had taken the church, and the country, by storm. Having already sold millions of copies, it may become the best-selling Christian book of the last one hundred years.  In this book, pastor and author Gary Gilley takes issue with Wilkinson's message. He believes the message, although will meaning, is unbiblical and threatens to do incalculable damage to the church." 

(34) The Midnight Herald by Awake Ministries
The Midnight Herald is an excellent apologetics magazine.  Subscribe here.
(35) Mending The Nets - Themes From 1st John by Bill Randles, 2001
"Do you know God?  How do you know Him?  Have you every seen Him?  Have you ever hear His audible voice?  Have you gotten beyond the Scriptures into a deeper intimacy with God, or are you still on the level of "mere head knowledge"?  You say you love Jesus, but have you ever seen him?  Are you still waiting for Him to come and rescue you in some kind of an "escape plan"?  These and many others were the kinds of questions which the Gnostics would raise (and still do), thus unsettling the faith of the "ordinary Christians".  After all, who wants to be just an "ordindary" Christian when you can be among the elite, in the "inner court" or on the cutting edge of the "great move of God"?  In this book pastor Bill shows how the apostle John deals with these and other vital matters of our day." Available for $10.00 plust $4.00 s/h US or $9.00 s/h Non-US.  Order with PayPal below.

(36) The Cult Of Jabez by Steve Hopkins
"My heart is broken for the people of God in America.  For eight months I have labored in tears before God writing a book that I wish had never needed to be written.  But the Words of Christ are true.  It was Jesus who first told us that in the last days many would be led astray.  Should we be amazed to discover that the hypnotic and mesmerizing teachings of a man named Bruce Wilkinson concerning an Old Testament prayer prayed once by a man named Jabez have captivated millions in our time?  Are these not the last days?  Have these teachings not seduced great numbers of professing believers?  If you are one who has seen nothing dangerous or cultic about Bruce Wilkinson's "Jabez Revolution", as he calls it, I ask you to consider the possibility that you may have overlooked some very important verses of Scripture concerning his fantastic claims.  My book, "The Cult of Jabez" uses dozens of Bible passages to shed light on what many believers have come to realize are very clever, yet dark and deceptive teachings concerning the Jabez prayer. If you are one who has been uncomfortable with the teachings found in the Jabez books, yet surrounded by family and friends seemingly under its spell, "The Cult of Jabez" may prove the best means available to free your loved ones from it's destructive grip." - Author and Pastor Steve Hopkins (BBC)

(37) New Wine And The Babylonian Vine by Roger Oakland
"My objective in writing this book is to further document the direction experience-based Catholicism, other religions and a spiritualized environmentalism to form a global spiriuality or ecumenical delusion that the Bible predicts will unfold in the last days."
(38) Reinventing Jesus Christ - The New Gospel by Warren Smith
"Warren Smith has taken the events that followed September 11, 2001 and has deftly shown how "Jesus Christ is being reinvented in front of our own eyes and hardly anyone seems to notice or care. Over the last twenty-five years, while traditional Christian believers were sleeping, a vastly underrated adversary has made significant gains in the spiritual marketplace. In the book Warren explains how this "Christ" has been able to stay in the background where he continues to oversee his "plan" to "birth" a "new humanity". 

(40) The Mantra Of Jabez: A Christian Parody by Douglas M. Jones
This book is hillarious. It sheds truth upon what the Prayer of Jabez is, a selfish prayer. Highly recomended, and for those who believe the prayer of Jabez as good, go pray the LORD'S PRAYER. How then we are to pray? selfless.
(41) A Time Of Departing (First Edition) by Ray Yungen
Ray Yungen reveals how Christianity has opened its door to a blending of the gospel of Jesus Christ with the mystical pantheistic thoughts that all is God and God is in all. Available for $8.00 plust $4.00 s/h US or $9.00 s/h Non-US.  Order with PayPal below.

(42) Reinventing Jesus Christ - The New Gospel by Warren Smith
This is the NEW ONLINE VERSION of the book.  You can also order it in printed form here.

(43) The Spirit of Roman Catholicism - What Lies Behind the Modern Public Image?by Mary Ann Collins (A Former Catholic Nun), Catholic Concerns, February 2002
How has the Roman Catholic Church behaved when it was in a position of power and therefore was able to do what it really wanted to do? The answers may surprise you. They surprised me. 

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

New Online Book! (45) 50 Ways To FAIL As A Cross-Cultural Missionary! by Sandy Simpson, 11/03
This excellent new book is now available online.  It is a great resource for missions and churches helping to bring new missionaries through orientation.  I'm still looking for someone to illustrate the book for me.  I have great cartoons in mind.

(46) Repossessing The Land by Richard J. Hewitt
The body of Christ has strayed drastically from the orthodox and apostolic path of both personal development and advancement of the kingdom of God on Earth.
(47) Sabotaging Christianity by James Jefferies
An Assessment of Free Grace Theology - Other than the Bible, this book may be the most important book you will ever read. This book is not about Liberal Theology and Modernists who consider the Bible to be merely a human book that contains religious myths or fables; say that the words, miracles and accounts of Jesus Christ in the gospels are not factual; believe that Jesus was a mere man who was good and helpful; teach that Jesus was not virgin born, dispute that Jesus is the Son of God who actually rose from the dead; and so forth. This book concerns a very influential Christian theology that promotes a deceptive salvation message, corrupts the gospel, and is a perversion of God's grace, that is rampant in the USA and is sweeping throughout the entire Christian world. It has been accepted by many Christian leaders and is being preached and taught in numerous churches and seminaries that call themselves Bible-believing, conservative, and evangelical, whose statements of faith proclaim the Bible to be the inspired word of God; Jesus is the virgin-born Son of God who died for our sins and was raised from the dead; physically ascended into heaven; and other correct doctrines. But, despite what their statement of faith says, they subtly declare an unbiblical message. 

(48) Deceived On Purpose by Warren Smith
Warren Smith is a former New Ager who became converted to Christianity 20 years ago. Since then he has been warning Christians, through writing and speaking, that dangerous New Age doctrines are subtly creeping into the churches. In his most recent book, which is being offered by Discernment Ministries, Smith recounts the considerable influence that the Rev. Robert H. Schuller has had on the ministry style and teachings of Rick Warren. The mystical leaven of New Age teachings, which Robert Schuller controversially introduced the church several decades ago, is now being reintroduced and assimilated into mainstream evangelicalism through the writings and activities of Rick Warren. Deceived on Purpose is a book with an easy reading style that should be given to pastors and parishioners everywhere. The following is an important excerpt from the book, Chapter 3. It chronicles a noteworthy example of how Rick Warren's "seeker sensitive" emphasis can lead straight into dangerous metaphysical New Age doctrines. 

(49) Who's Driving the Purpose Driven Church?
A Documentary on the Teachings of Rich Warren
by James Sundquist, 10/04
The "Church Growth Movement" which has become known as the Purpose Driven Church, is primarily the world outreach of Willow Creek Church in Chicago and Saddleback Church in California. The touted religious leader of this paradigm religious earthquake is Rick Warren of Saddleback. Over 20 million copies of his book The Purpose Driven Life have been sold, and as reported, over 21,000 churches worldwide have gone through his "40 Days of Purpose" program. The actual number is probably over 50,000. This movement seems to be the most drastic change in Christendom since the 1550 Protestant Reformation. But where is it going? Do we not have a right to "try the spirits" (I John 4:1-2)? Do we not have an obligation to God to "try the spirits"? The object of the PDC movement is in eight steps to change your church from a "traditional church" to a "Purpose Driven Church". The author brings out the similarities of the PDC gospel to that of Dr. Charles Schuller and the New Age gurus. Features: 272 pages.

(50) Lighthouse Trails Publishing Newsletter
You can sign up for the newsletter and receive it by email then just near the end of the month we post it on the above page just before the new month's newsletter is sent.

(51) Spirit Led Or Purpose Driven? by Berit Kjos, 11/03
When church leaders use energizing music, emotional stimuli and short, light messages to satisfy the flesh with its "felt needs," they tend to obscure our deeper spiritual needs. Fed a diet of simplified sermons designed to please everyone, both seekers and believers may lose their appetite for the solid Biblical teaching which -- by His Spirit -- produces conviction of sin, genuine repentance, actual regeneration, true spiritual renewal and the continual joy of walking with Jesus.

Very Important Book!

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.

(52) The Other Side Of The River by Kevin M. Reeves, 7/05
There is a major doctrinal movement sweeping through the Church. Billing itself as the "River", it promises an incoming tide of blessing but leaves in its wake tsunami-like devastation. Marked by false prophecies, unbiblical manifestations and cult-like teachings and authority structure, this latest Christian fad has wooed a generation of unwary believers and led them into a substitute spirituality. While the Word of God has been placed on the back burner, personal experience reigns supreme amid a host of unscriptural visions and ecstatic utterances that have paved the way for a radical departure from the apostolic Christianity of the early Church. In this deeply personal account, Kevin Reeves explores the inner workings of this worldwide phenomenon. As a leading member of a hyper-Charismatic group for twelve years, Reeves promoted and participated in "every wind of doctrine" that blew through his congregation. Enjoying the "cutting-edge" elitism and the party atmosphere engendered by false signs and wonders, Reeves drifted with the River's powerful current until an encounter with the truth shook his belief system to its very foundations. About the Author: Kevin Reeves had for many years been a local newspaper reporter and columnist, and a regular contributor to the regional magazine, Alaskan Southeaster. He has written several online articles critiquing the Third Wave. He lives in Alaska with his wife, Kris, and their two daughters, four cats, and a horse. Read this review.
(53) Making War In The Heavenlies by Bill Randles
Excellent book on true biblical warfare. 

(54) Weighed And Found Wanting by Bill Randles
Excellent book on the Third Wave. 

(53) Redefining Christianity - Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement by Bob DeWaay
I have received many emails over the last two years from people who are concerned about what has happened to their church since it became Purpose Driven. This book will explain what has happened, why, and how a Purpose Driven church is different from a Bible-centered, Gospel church. Excerpt from Redefining Christianity:"Jesus said, "If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you" (John 15:19). Not even the greatest marketing genius can change this without redefining the church. Seeking the approval of the world is precisely what the Purpose Driven movement is all about."

(54) Breaking the Da Vinci Code by Darrell Bock Ph.D.
For readers who want to get to the bottom of the Da Vinci Code deception this book is all you need. This serious book presents the definitive Christian response. Darrell Bock Ph.D., responds to Dan Brown's claims using his vast knowledge of ancient pre-Nicean texts.

(55) True To His Ways - Purity & Safety in Christian Spiritual Practiceby R. Davis
Do we fully understand about spiritual adultery? The Bible contains vitally important commands on how to seek God and how to commune with Him and also how not to do these things. Following these commands keeps God’s children spiritually pure and true to His ways. This book is also available from Baruch House Publishing Company.
(56) A Time Of Departing (Second Edition) by Ray Yungen
Ray Yungen reveals how Christianity has opened its door to a blending of the gospel of Jesus Christ with the mystical pantheistic thoughts that all is God and God is in all.  The Second Edition is vastly expanded!

(57) The Final Apostasy Unveiled! - Mystery Babylon Exposed by Kevin M. Hall, 7/06
The biblical explanation of how we entered into a "Post Modern World".

(58) Yoga And The Body Of Christ by Dave Hunt, The Berean Call, July 2006
This entire discussion always brings us back to the most fundamental fact about yoga. No matter what physical beneit might be derived from the exercises themselves, yoga inevitably involves Eastern meditation. And Eastern meditation, unlike Western contemplation or reflection,
accompanies an intentional dissociation from our conscious minds. This shutting down of the mind is, in fact, a total abdication of our God-given responsibility that Jesus declared is the first and great commandment: to love Him with all our heart, soul, and mind (Deuteronomy 6:5–6, Matthew 22:37). Thus, we are violating one of the true God’s most basic commandments every time we give our minds over to the intentional “nothingness” of yoga and associated “relaxation techniques.”

Excellent eBook! (59) In the Name Of Purpose - Sacrificing Truth On The Altar Of Unity by Tamara Hartzell, 8/06
This is an online book.  It is about Rick Warren and his message of purpose which is "neutralizing Christinity".  You can also download the entier book in PDF format here.

(60) More Than A Purpose by Dr. Marshall Davis
If you feel like something is missing from Rick Warren's best-selling books, The Purpose Driven Life and The Purpose Driven Church, you are not alone. In More Than a Purpose, Dr. Marshall Davis documents what evangelical leaders are saying about the megachurch movement. The author explores the origins of Rick Warren's approach in the Church Growth Movement and Robert Schuller's gospel of self-esteem. He examines the theology of Warren's Saddleback Church and finds that it falls short of historic Christianity. The author also exposes the market-driven methodology and philosophical pragmatism of The Purpose Driven Church. Readers will learn how the entertainment model of worship has taken over evangelical churches and how New Age spirituality has influenced the beliefs and the practices promoted in The Purpose Driven Life. This book will challenge Christians to recover the essentials of evangelical Christianity that will restore integrity to twenty-first century churches. Fully documented with 300 endnotes from over 75 different sources. Dr. Marshall Davis is an ordained Baptist minister with thirty years of experience as a pastor. He holds advanced degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He presently serves as a pastor in western Pennsylvania.  223 pages, paperback.

(61) Because They Hate by Bridget Gabriel
Check out excerpts from Brigitte Gabriel's speech delivered at the Intelligence Summit in Washington DC, Saturday February 18, 2006.  From Publishers Weekly: With strident confidence, American Congress for Truth founder Gabriel rebukes the American public for being "weak, asleep or careless" in the face of Muslim terrorism. A Christian survivor of the vicious civil war between Lebanese Christians and Muslims in the 1970s, Gabriel leans on her own terrifying experiences to condemn Muslims, without apparent regard for their ethnicity, ideology or historical role. Consistently using the words "Muslim" and "Arab" as if they were interchangeable, she concludes that the U.S. is "facing total destruction" at the hands of people who are uncultured and cruel, and prescribes such solutions as "profile, profile and profile," and banning "hate education" in Islamic institutions. Though her writing is eloquent and her passion tremendous, Gabriel's strict dichotomy between "evil versus goodness" is too extreme to be informative. Readers will be forced to decide whether or not to accept her heart-felt bias. (Oct.)  (Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.)   Check out this exerpt also.

(62) Which Jesus Will You Trust? by Mike Gendron, Proclaiming The Gospel Ministries, 12/06
Share this thought provoking contrast between the Eucharistic Jesus of Catholicism and the Jesus of Scripture. Those who embrace a counterfeit Christ must be lovingly warned.
(63) For Many Shall Come In My Name by Ray Yungen, 5/07
An Ancient Wisdom is drawing millions of people into mystical experiences and preparing the world for the end of the age ... find out how. Most people believe the New Age has been long gone from our society, and if practiced at all now it is only by unconventional fringe types. For Many Shall Come in My Name reveals this is not the case. In fact, quite the opposite has occurred. The New Age movement (a term not normally used by its proponents) has permeated virtually all aspects of our society. This "Ancient Wisdom" spirituality can be quite readily encountered in the following fields: Business, Education, Health, Self- Help, Religion, and Arts & Entertainment. This book examines them all. 

(64) The Deception Of "Love Evangelism" by Miguel Hayworth, 6/07
Over the past 2 years I have been in deep conversation with many Christians from different denominations both at home and abroad. I have observed that many have succumbed to modernising trends in teaching and practice that reject centuries of sound Biblical thought. Believing that as “times have changed,” so Christianity must also “change with the times.” Many seek to “repaint Christianity,” or “Make Jesus Famous,” because people have lost faith in the fundamental teachings of the Gospel message itself. Just as in society at large the general population is being fed with a diet of processed and pre-packaged food so modern Christians are being fed a diet of spiritual junk food. Though couched in biblical language the basic substance of much of what passes for “Christian” today is nothing more than sensuality and
carnality. Such sensuality and carnality is the basis of pagan religion and not what Christ described as the “worship in spirit and in truth” that God desires. Christians yearn for “revival,” and interpret this to mean mass conversions. Fearful of upsetting the masses the “reproach of Christ” is rejected in favour of the “treasures of Egypt” (as evidenced in the
Word of Faith/Prosperity movement), “Finding meaning in Life” has replaced “Finding life in Christ” (as seen in Alpha Course,) “A Purpose Driven Life” has now replaced “a Christ Centred Life,” Jabez's prayer has become the mantra for success rather than Jabez's humility. This spiritual leaven has entered the Christian churches too easily and has quickly spread. The Emperor's new clothes are a sham and he stands naked before the world.
(65) Faith Undone by Roger Oakland, Understanding The Times, 8/07
Is the emerging church movement just another passing fad, a more contemporary approach to church, or a bunch of disillusioned young people looking for answers? In fact, it is actually much broader and is influencing Christianity to a significant degree. Grounded in a centuries-old mystical approach, this movement is powerful, yet highly deceptive, and it draws its energy from practices and experiences that are foreign to traditional evangelical Christianity. The path that the emerging church is taking is leading right into the arms of Roman Catholicism and ultimately to an interfaith perspective that has prophetically profound ramifications.

(66) Living Above the Average by William MacDonald, Gospel Folio Press, 10/08
Must we live ho-hum, humdrum lives, talking and singing Christianity on Sunday but living the rest of the week in a spiritual desert? Is it possible to live above the average? This collection of true-life stories will not only thrill you as you read but can provoke you—in a good way—“to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24). These are the accounts of ordinary people who want God to do extraordinary things through them. And He will! Paul knew the secret when he wrote about such a God who “is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). Gospel Folio Press, 152 pp.

(67) Catholic Concerns - Where Does the Road to Rome Lead? by Mary Ann Collins, a former Catholic nun, 12/20/08

(68) Identifying and Opposing False Teachers & Why Evangelize If God Has Already Chosen? by Mike Gendron, 1/09
The Lord Jesus warned that these last days would be marked by great deception because many false teachers will be on the scene deceiving many people. The Apostle Peter also warned there will be false teachers among you who will secretly introduce destructive heresies (2 Pet. 2:1). The burning question for the church is this? Why are we allowing these wolves in sheep's clothing to come in and attack the sheep? Why are pastors and church leaders refusing to protect their congregations by identifying and opposing these false teachers (2 Cor. 11:4)? Clearly our intimacy with Jesus Christ is directly related to how we deal with false teachers. The second message takes a Biblical look at the doctrine of election and how it relates to the responsibility of every believer to sow the seeds of God's imperishable word. See how divine sovereignty and human responsibility work together in God's perfect plan of redemption.

(69) The Jews, Modern Israel and the New Supercessionism edited by Calvin L. Smith with contributions from Andy Cheung, Jacob Prasch, Stephen M. Vantassel, Howard Taylor, Paul Wilkinson and Tony Pearce, 4/09
A large portion of the word of God in the Old Testament is being misinterpreted or deliberately avoided by those who have adopted the teaching that the Christian Church has replaced Israel and that the ancient promises made by God to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David are now passé. However, Calvin L. Smith has edited a set of chapters in a new book that makes a vital contribution towards rectifying this imbalance in interpretation. May it spark a long-overdue discussion among Evangelical interpreters of all persuasions as well as one between Jewish people of the book and believers in the Christian Church.

(70) Navigating The Storms Of Life by Gary Inrig, Discovery Series booklet, 2006
Good booklet on the importance of God's written Word in today's seas of uncertainty.

(71) Castles In The Sand by Carolyn A. Greene, Lighthouse Trails Publishing, 5/29/09
Castles in the Sand, Lighthouse Trails' first novel, is back from press. This book addresses the contemplative prayer (spiritual formation) movement in a fiction setting. The story focuses around an intelligent, searching college girl who comes under the influence of contemplative mysticism through her professor and the college's spiritual formation program. This important and timely book provides college-age readers the information they need to understand the new spirituality they are being introduced to at many of today's Christian colleges and seminaries. The book will be very helpful to parents and other loved ones who are trying to understand what this pervasive spirituality is all about.

(72) Catholicism: East of Eden by Richard Bennett, 6/19/09
Catholicism: East of Eden subtitled Insights into Catholicism for the 21st Century is getting some good acknowledgments across the world. Richard's latest book is a unique intertwining of sound doctrine and experience with a soft cover, 337 pages and with photographs Evangelical Press is the sole distributor of this book in the UK and Europe. If you are located in that region, you can contact them and buy that book at: Click on the book icon for more information. The latest Review of the book is by Dr. Peter Masters of Spurgeon's Metropolitan Tabernacle London UK 

(73) Hope08 - A Hidden Agenda by Miguel Hayworth, 7/17/09
This Book will reveal the Interfaith/Ecumenical agenda behind HOPE 2008. The Bible tells us to hold to the purity of Gods word and not to 'join hands' with those who do not bring the one and only true gospel of salvation. Joining hands with Hope 08 in any way whatsoever effectively promotes their ecumenical and interfaith agenda. More info:

(74) ICRS 2009 - The Church in the Marketplace by Jackie Alnor, 7/17/09
The Internet, the Economy and the Apostasy = three elements that spell out the decline in the Christian publishing market. The recent bookseller’s conference reflects today’s atmosphere in publishing at a time when the publishing industry is taking a hit. Christianity Today has had to stop some of its sister publications and there’s no saying how long both CT and Charisma can keep going while the amount of pages and ads in those magazines diminish. And as more and more people are leaving traditional churches, they are also reading more Oprah and less C.S. Lewis. An anonymous source reported that back in the 1980s, the Christian Booksellers Association’s (CBA) annual national conferences used to attract an average of 7,000 visitors. The recent conference, now renamed ICRS, International Christian Retail Show, had an average of 700 attending, according to the same source. (Perhaps, but only if you exclude the people manning the booths and just count bookstore owners who are declining.)

(75) Castles in the Sand by Caryolyn A. Greene, 7/22/09
Description: When the horse-loving, day-dreaming Tessa Dawson enters a Christian college, she is introduced to the writings of 16th century Teresa of Avila by her spiritual formation professor. Soon Tessa's life is dramatically affected as she delves into "Christian mysticism." As she ventures deeper into this form of spirituality, God prepares her concerned grandfather and a mysterious young man as they set out to reach her. This "fiction with a message" takes a compelling and thought-provoking look at the true nature behind contemplative spirituality, which has impacted Christian churches, colleges, seminaries, and universities across the globe. Two lives are changed forever through spiritual practices they each encounter—lectio divina . . . contemplative prayer . . . visualization . . . centering . . . sacred space . . . desert fathers . . . kundalini . . . labyrinths . . . spiritual formation . . . the silence. Author Bio: Castles in the Sand is Carolyn Greene's debut book. She has studied the New Age movement and the contemplative prayer movement for several years. She lives in Canada with her husband and two children. Carolyn A. Greene is the author's pen name. 

(76) A "Wonderful" Deception - The Further New Age Implications of the Emerging Purpose Driven Movement by Warren Smith, 7/09
"A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?" Jeremiah 5:30-31 Five years after writing Deceived on Purpose: the New Age Implications of the Purpose Driven Church, former New Age follower Warren Smith continues to reveal how Christian leaders—wittingly or unwittingly—are leading the church into a spiritual trap. A “Wonderful” Deception examines church metaphors, concepts, and beliefs that are essentially the same as those being used in today’s New Age teachings. And while biblical prophecy is being minimized and explained away, the “new science” is being used to prepare the world—and the church—to accept a New Spirituality and a false New Age Christ. This book explains how all the puzzle pieces are in place for the “strong delusion” described in 2 Thessalonians. A “Wonderful” Deception pierces right into the heart of this deception while preparing believers in Jesus Christ to effectively stand against it. 

(77) Dominionism and the Rise of Christian Imperialism by Sarah Leslie, 2008
This is an e-book in PDF format.

(78) Unshackled by Larry DeBruyn, 9/09
Pastor DeBruyn's latest book reviews The Shack, Wm. Paul Young's bestselling spiritual allegory. But is much more than that! UNSHACKLED is a solid biblical refutation of the emerging heresies of the "quantum spirituality" movement. This movement is showing up both within the New Age/New Spirituality and also the Emerging/Emergent church (popularized by Leonard Sweet's book titled Quantum Spirituality).

(79) The Plumbline Newsletter Archive by Orrel Steinkamp
An archive of past The Plumbline newsletters.

(80) The Gospel - What is the Way of the Gospel? - A refutation of the Law, works and baptism being necessary for salvation by Mike Oppenherimer, 3/21/10
A through look at the gospel, its activities and various facets. It is important that every Christian understands the Biblical meaning of the Gospel and historicity of Christian Baptism. This book covers the fall of man the introduction of the sacrificial system, how it was used throughout history. What the Gospel is and what it is not. The way of salvation. refuting those that add works to the gospel, such as the law, and the ceremony of baptism. The Biblical view of grace, faith and the message that saves.  This book is about the gospel and God’s way of salvation. How a person is saved from their sin is the subject of this book. Is the gospel something we hear and respond to by faith or something we also need to do by works? What is the difference of religion and relationship. Numerous churches teach that you must be water baptized to receive salvation or to complete your salvation. There are a number of different opinions, all seem to have biblical arguments for their position. However, there can only be one correct way.  This book is meant to clarify scriptural misconceptions and point to the saving knowledge of the truth. What is mostly focused on are works and the addition of baptism “baptismal regeneration” as part of the gospel message. It is a strong and thorough refutation on baptism being part of the gospel. 233 pages.

(81) Discernment CATALOG by Herescope, 3/23/10
We are pleased to announce that the Discernment Ministries CATALOG is now completely updated and posted online. This is the compilation of all of the informative resources available from Discernment Ministries.

(82) The Emerging Church - Undefining Christianity by Bob Dewaay, 5/10
The Emergent Church. Its very name implies innovative understandings of Orthodox Christianity. But what exactly does it stand for? What exactly does it teach? In The Emergent Church - Undefining Christianity Bob DeWaay exposes the core belief that unifies the Emergent Church - its eschatology. He demonstrates that in their system every other Christian concept is open to discussion and contradiction, yet their definition of eschatology remains constant and fixed; it is their sole unifying foundation. Without their eschatology there is no Emergent Church. Many have attempted to understand the movement, but have met with frustration when they encounter undefined language and contradictory beliefs that are inconsistent-within the text and between authors. Indeed, the Emergent Church and its leaders intentionally avoid definitions or defined statements of faith that can be understood and discerned and welcome definitions that are felt or experienced. It is no wonder that frustration results. Once these facts are understood it becomes obvious that "Emergent" is not new at all; it is age-old heresy repackaged in postmodern subjectivity whose purpose is the further seduction of the naïve and of those who refuse to love and obey the truth. 

(83) Burning Down The Shack: How the 'Christian' Bestseller is Deceiving Millions by James B. De Young, 6/8/10
Millions have bought into the theology of Paul Young, whose book, "The Shack," which portrays God as a loving, black woman. Similar changes in appearance were given to Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The story of pain and redemption then resonated with the public. But is Young's worldview important? Is his theology that big a deal? James De Young thinks so. In fact, it's so important that he's written a compelling book challenge to "The Shack." In "Burning Down the Shack," De Young manages to shed important light on the implications of Young's pluralistic faith, and provides readers with a gripping counter-balance to the popular little volume that's spent many weeks on the best-seller lists. Exploring the nature and character of God, from Scripture, De Young concludes that it is necessary to proceed carefully with "The Shack," lest important truths be skewed and even jettisoned. Without being confrontational, De Young makes the case that dangers can lurk under the foundation.

(84) Catholicism Versus the Bible: A Former Nun Looks at the Evidence by Mary Ann Collins, 8/27/10
I recently published a book titled "Catholicism Versus the Bible:  A Former Nun Looks at the Evidence." The book is now available at

(85) False Christ Coming - Does Anybody Care? by Warren Smith, 9/27/10
False Christ Coming - Does Anybody Care? is the original Reinventing Jesus Christ by Warren B. Smith, published in 2002. There is an amazing thing happening in the land. Jesus Christ is being "reinvented" right in front of our eyes and hardly anyone seems to notice or care. "Reinventing" is a term that is popularly used to describe the transformation of something from one form into a thing uniquely different. Over the last several decades, while traditional Christian believers were sleeping, a vastly underrated adversary has made significant gains in the spiritual marketplace. In a gradual series of well-conceived and perfectly timed moves, this ingenious spiritual being has already introduced himself to the world as "Christ." And his New Age/New Gospel/New Spirituality is now accepted by millions of well-intentioned people around the world. Through his extraordinary use of the mass media, this "Christ" has presented his "New Spirituality" through a small but powerful network of key people who enthusiastically proclaim his teachings. Convinced their "Christ" is the true Christ, most of those in the network seem to be unaware of his real identity. While the network front line is eagerly mainstreaming his New Age/New Gospel, this "Christ" has been able to remain in the background, overseeing his Peace Plan to birth a new humanity-a new humanity that will be empowered by his spirit, committed to his teachings, and from which he will one day emerge. 

(86) Gospel Cards by Michael Gendron, Proclaiming The Gospel, 10/21/10
Our exciting new resource for evangelism is a set of 12 four color Gospel Cards. They were designed and developed to make the Gospel of Jesus Christ clear, complete and biblically accurate. Each card explains the most important words of a Gospel presentation using four bullet points and their corresponding Scripture references. The cards can be used to clarify common misunderstandings about life’s most critical issue: “What must I do to be saved?” 

(87) Scripture Workbook, Vol. 2 by Gary F. Zeolla, Darkness To Light Ministries, 12/13/10

This book contains twenty individual “Scripture Studies.” Each study focuses on one general area of study. These studies enable individuals or groups to do in-depth, topical studies of the Bible. They are also invaluable to the Bible study teacher in preparing lessons. For this Second Edition of this Workbook, all of the studies have been reviewed and expanded, with much new material and new studies added. This book is Volume II of a two volume set. The first volume covered the essential doctrines of the Christian faith. This second volume covers controversial theologies, cultic and aberrant doctrines, and ethics and the Christian life. Controversial theologies are areas of theology in which conservative (a.k.a. evangelical) Christians disagree. Cultic doctrines are teachings of groups like Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons that are outside of the norm for evangelical Christianity. Aberrant doctrines are false teaching that are taught not by one specific group but are widely circulated on places like the Internet. Ethics are moral issues in which there is a specific conservative Christian stance. The Christian life refers to lifestyle issues and decisions that many Christians struggle over.  This book is available in paperback and e-book versions.
(88) A Book Every Christian College Student Should Read - Castles In The Sand by Carolyn A. Greene, 12/2/11
If you know someone who is considering entering a Christian college or seminary or someone who is already enrolled in one, we encourage you to get that person a copy of Castles in the Sand. It is Lighthouse Trails novel on the contemplative prayer/spiritual formation movement in the Christians schools. The story alternates back and forth between the life of mystic Teresa of Avila and a young woman, Tessa, in present day who has enrolled in a Christian college. Below is a chapter by chapter synopsis. We have been told by many parents and students that this book has been a huge eye opener.



(89) Sandy Simpson Articles with PowerPoints

This page contains links to PayLoadz where you can purchase and download Sandy Simpson articles and the PowerPoint presentations that go with them.  The files are zipped to make them easier to download.  Simply double click on the .zip file and if you have WinZip or some other .zip compatible archiver it will open the .zip file where you will find the article(s) and the PowerPoint that goes with them.  These are very useful in teaching Bible studies or to use as messages.  To order just click on the PayLoadz button below the files you wish to order and after you pay via PayPal you will receive a link where you can download the file(s).
(90) Wandering Stars: Contending for the Faith with the New Apostles and Prophets by Keith Gibson, 2/10/12
Wandering Stars is an examination of the aberrant doctrines and practices of the modern apostolic and prophetic movement.  It is the result of seven years of research interviewing current and former members, listening to hours of sermons, reading the books of the prominent leaders and reading over 7,000 personal prophecies.  I have tried to make the book even-handed though I do take strong issue with some of the things happening within this movement.  It is 310 pages and is heavily documented with approximately 350 end-notes.  I pray that it will be valuable as a resource for those doing further research and for those seeking to understand the movement. I also greatly hope that it will be helpful to pastors, youth pastors and parents seeking to protect their young people from recruitment into this movement. 



(91) Legend of the Fall by Peter M. Duyzer, 2/21/12

Book on the life of William Branham.
(92) Spiritual Abuse Recovery:  Dynamic Research on Finding a Place of Wholeness by Barb Orlowski, Spiritual Abuse Recovery, 4/5/12

I believe that many people have been wounded by church leaders and could benefit by the information gleaned in this doctoral study with a fresh look at church leadership from a NT perspective.

(93) IN THE NAME OF JESUS: The Rise of “Jesus Only” Baptism & Oneness Pentecostalism, A New Online Booklet by Pastor Larry DeBruyn, 8/15/12
Below is an excerpt from an exciting new booklet that has just been posted at the Discernment Ministries main website book page. The topic of this booklet is especially relevant to the rapidly rising popularity and mainstreaming of T.D. Jakes* in the evangelical world. 
(94) The Dilemma of Laodicea by James Jacob Prasch

Dilemma of Laodicea There are "things which you have seen", "things which are", and "things which will take place".

The seven churches of the book of Revelation, which actually existed in the 1st Century ("things which you have seen"), also represent seven broad types of churches that can exist at any time in history ("things which are"), and seven generally overlapping periods of church history ("things which will take place"). These letters to the seven churches of Asia can be applied in four main ways:

    • They existed literally and historically at the end of the 1st Century A.D.
    • They are seven types of churches which exist at any time throughout history.
    • They represent seven types of churches that will exist at the end of the age.
    • They correspond quite well to seven periods of church history.

This book examines the history of the church in light of the letters of Jesus Christ to the seven churches in Asia, as recorded by John in his Revelations. Unless learning can be achieved from the errors of the past it is a sure thing that those errors will be repeated.

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(95) Shadows Of The Beast by Jacob Prasch, 10/18/12
"How the identity of the coming Antichrist will be revealed to the faithful Church". Jacob has produced a completely unique book on the Antichrist whose twenty or so chapters are organized into six major parts:

—•— Part One: The Spirit of the Antichrist
—•— Part Two: The Many Antichrists—Biblical
—•— Part Three: The Many Antichrists—Historical
—•— Part Four: The Milieu of the Antichrist
—•— Part Five: The False Prophet
—•— Part Six: The Final Antichrist

This is not like so many books which attempt to name a specific person to be named as the Antichrist or to make a case that the ultimate Antichrist can only come from a particular place or background. Scripture teaches us that he will be revealed to the faithful church by Christ, and this work provides the tools and background to accomplish this at the appointed time.

It is highly recommended that this work be read in tandem with The Dilemma of Laodicea, Jacob's book on the seven churches in Revelation which provides a platform of understanding how the spirit of antichrist has been at work during every age of the Church and particularly in this final age characterized by the church at Laodicea.

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(96) Is That You, Lord?: Hearing The Voice Of The Lord, A Biblical Perspective by Dr. Gary Gilley, 10/21/12
The quest to “discover the will of God”, discern the mysterious promptings of the Spirit and open the floodgates of divine communication are all hot topics in popular Christian culture, and cause much unnecessary anguish and confusion. But what does the Bible say? Dr. Gary E. Gilley shows us, in clear and precise language, what God’s Word teaches on this important subject.

(97) "Reimagining" God: Turning the Light off to Look for "Truth" in the Corner of a Dark Round Room by Tamara Hartzell, 12/22/12
Despite the absurd belief that dispensing with the truth of God's inspired Word is a move toward God, this way of thinking simply could not be any more backward. This way of thinking has already moved today's Christianity "forward" in its faith to the doctrines of devils found in the channeled teachings of occultists and New Agers. And these same doctrines of devils that are already embraced as "God's truth" in today's Christianity comprise the emerging faith that will bow down to the devil's Antichrist and take his mark. Will you be one of them? I pray not. This day is rapidly emerging on the horizon and will be here much sooner than you think.  Read this online book here.

(98) TheoPhostic Counseling by Martin and Deidre Bobgan, 2/7/13
Divine Revelation? or PsychoHeresy? - "TheoPhostic counseling is the result of many existent therapies, including psychoanalytic, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and cognitive-behavioral therapies. In addition, TheoPhostic includes elements from the inner healing movement, which includes guided imagery, visualization, and hypnosis. As a result of our analysis we conclude that TheoPhostic counseling came out of the evil cauldron of the perverted wisdom of men rather than from the mind of God. We present our reasons for this, our comparisons with what appear to be Dr. Ed M. Smith's sources, and a concern about how he misuses Scripture to support TheoPhostic counseling."—Martin and Deidre Bobgan

(99) My Journey Out of Catholicism by David Dombrowski, Lighthouse Trails, 2/8/13
As I am writing these things, I am amazed to think how quickly the years have gone by. These events that seem like yesterday began over twenty-five years ago. And through all these years, I have never publically shared the story about the community. But there is a reason why I felt compelled to share it now. When the community was deciding to become Catholic, they were very excited because they felt that they were pioneers in going back to the mother church. They felt confident that many others would eventually follow their example. Today, I see that this is beginning to happen in large numbers. The community shared with some of their friends that they had grown spiritually as far as the Protestant church could take them, and if they were going to grow anymore, they would have to become Catholic. It is the same thing that is happening today. Many Protestant leaders are now standing up and proclaiming that we need to glean from the teachings and practices of the Catholic church. Particularly appealing to them is contemplative prayer or mysticism and the spiritual disciplines. There is no doubt in my mind that contemplative spirituality is a bridge, bringing Protestants “back” to the Catholic church. The emerging church movement is equally a bridge toward Catholicism, and the Purpose Driven movement has had a role in this as well.

(100) “I Just Had a Vision” booklet by Kevin Reeves, 2/25/13
This booklet is specifically geared toward passing out to those who are involved in movements such as the River movement, Latter Rain, Word Faith, IHOP, Kansas City Prophets, Toronto Blessing, or Brownsville Revival, etc.).

(101) Wandering Stars by Keith Gibson, 2/27/13
Contending for the Faith with the New Apostles and Prophets - Finally, here is an up-to-date volume written not just for Bereans but one that reaches across denominational fences to speak the truth in love to those curious about or drawn away by the false doctrines and heretical teachings and practices of the Latter Rain, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), or "Five-Fold Restoration" movements. From the author: "There is always the temptation when dealing with a subject of this nature, to pull out the most oulandish quotes in an attempt to make one's point more forcefully.... While an extreme example has occasionally been used in order to demonstrate how heretical the movement is at its fringes, for the most part, I have attempted to use quotes from those considered more 'mainstream' within the apostolic and prophetic momement. It is my desire to demonstrate that the issues addressed in this book are rampant within the community and not isolated in one or two marginal teachers. It is my sincere prayer that this book will be used in some small measure to awaken the church to the seriousness of the errors being propagated within the apostolic/prophetic movement and to call the church back to the truth." TBC is pleased to present this book as a contemporary answer to those with friends, family, and church members who are prone to be "tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine" (Ephesians:4:14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;).

(102) Native Spirituality “Renewal” & the Emerging Church (Booklet) by Nanci Des Gerlaise, 3/23/13
While those practicing Native Spirituality may believe they are practicing a completely unique form of spirituality, originating with them, they couldn’t be further from the truth. Native Spirituality is just one part of a vast movement that is creating a paradigm shift in our present-day culture away from biblical Christianity and replacing it with an all-inclusive interspiritual global religion that relies heavily upon mystical practices. The results will create a “Christianity” that has no resemblance to biblical Christianity whatsoever.

(103) Showtime for the Sheep? (Book) by T.A. McMahon, The Berean Call, 3/31/13
After screening Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, T. A. McMahon set about writing a book evaluating the enthusiasm generated for the film among evangelicals. The movie was touted as the greatest opportunity for witnessing since the death of Christ. Could that be true? Or could the church be enthralled with something that might have a host of problems beyond just a popular motion picture about Jesus Christ. Tom observed a connection between The Passion and trends taking place among professing Bible believers such as the increasing use of entertainment in presenting the gospel, the ecumenical relationship between Catholics and Evangelicals, the use of imagery verging on idolatry, and the major drift away from the objective Word of God in favor of the subjective, "feelings" oriented treatment of the Scriptures.

(104) How to Know When the Emerging Church Shows Signs of Emerging Into Your Church (Booklet) by Lighthouse Trails, 4/7/13
I am convinced we are seeing apostasy underway, exactly as the Scriptures have forewarned. This means that this current trend is not likely to disappear. We must continue to proclaim the truth in the midst of deception with love.

(105) NEW PRINT BOOKLET TRACT: The New Missiology – Doing Missions Without the Gospel by Roger Oakland, 4/27/13
Emerging “progressive Christianity” is changing the way evangelical/Protestant missions is being conducted. The idea is that you can go for Jesus, but you don’t have to identify yourself as a Christian or part of the Christian church. This concept spills over into some missionary societies too, where they teach people from other religions they can keep their religion, just add Jesus to the equation. They don’t have to embrace the term Christian.

(106) The 10 Things You Need to Know About Islam by Ron Rhodes, 2013
One out of every five persons on the earth is a Muslim. In the past 16 years, the number of Muslim mosques in the United States has mushroomed from 30 to over 3,000. An Islamic leader recently inaugurated a session of the United States Senate, praying in the name of Allah. Chances are that if you don't currently have Muslim friends, you soon will. To understand and communicate with them, you need to know... Are all Muslims the same? Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Was Muhammad really a prophet of God? Do the Quran and the Christian Bible agree? What are the major doctrines of Islam? What are the five major obligations of Muslims? How is the basis of salvation in Muslim theology? Has the Bible been corrupted, as Muslims claim? Was Jesus a mere prophet, as Muslims claim? What do Muslims say about Judgment, heaven, and hell? What are the best strategies for dialoguing with Muslims? This concise, easy-to-understand guide answers these questions and others, and also provides a powerful Christian apologetic response. This book is engineered to guide Christians through the most important information with clear explanations and solid biblical reasoning. This is a must–have resource for individuals and churches trying to discern today’s news stories.

(107) How To Protect Your Child From the New Age and  Spiritual Deception (Book) by Berit Kjos, 5/17/13
Unbeknownst to most parents, America’s public schools are teaching their children to use mindfulness meditation (Eastern-style meditation or TM). In a New York Times article titled “In the Classroom, a New Focus on Quieting the Mind,” elementary children in an Oakland, California school are promised peace and loving-kindness if they will learn to meditate.

(108) The New Missiology: Doing Missions Without the Gospel (Tract) by Roger Oakland, 6/4/13
Emerging "progressive Christianity" is changing the way evangelical/Protestant missions is being conducted. The idea is that you can go for Jesus, but you don't have to identify yourself as a Christian or part of the Christian church. This concept spills over into some missionary societies too, where they teach people from other religions they can keep their religion, just add Jesus to the equation. They don?t have to embrace the term Christian.

(109) NEW BOOKLET TRACT: An Epidemic of Apostasy – How Christian Seminaries Must Incorporate “Spiritual Formation” to Become Accredited by Lighthouse Trails, 6/16/13
What do the two accreditation organizations—Association of Theological Seminaries and Association for Biblical Higher Education—have in common? Both associations require schools that wish to be accredited to include Spiritual Formation within the school’s infrastructure. Just what exactly does that mean for these 350 some seminaries and Bible colleges? Well, it means that if they want to receive and maintain their accreditation, they are going to have to incorporate Spiritual Formation (i.e., contemplative spirituality) into the lives of their students.

(110) The Truth About Energy Healing (Booklet) by Ray Yungen, Lighthouse Trails, 6/25/13
New Agers and occultists believe that man has more than one body, that there are other invisible bodies superimposed on the physical body. They refer to one of these as the etheric body and believe there lies within it energy centers called chakras (pronounced shock-ras). The term chakra means whirling wheel in Sanskrit, the ancient Hindu language. They were seen by those with clairvoyant powers as spinning balls of psychic energy. It is taught that there are seven chakras, which start at the base of the spine and end at the crown chakra at the top of the head.

(111) The Labyrinth Journey: Walking the Path to Fulfillment? (Booklet) by Carl Teichrib, Lighthouse Trails, 7/2/13
Beyond all of this, just as walking the labyrinth is used for initiation in cults, it serves as a catalyst to draw people into more serious forms of New Age or eastern-style meditation cloaked under terms like “the silence,” “centering prayer,” or “contemplative prayer.” Yes, the majority of Christians would affirm that their labyrinth prayer walk is completely focused on Jesus Christ. That may be true, but it doesn’t excuse the fact that the labyrinth is, by its theological nature, an inter-religious and deeply mystical device. If God is going to bless the labyrinth experience, how is He going to deal with 2 Corinthians 6:14-16?

(112) YOGA and Christianity – Are They Compatible? (Booklet) by Chris Lawson, Lighthouse Trails, 7/7/13
Western Culture Embraces Yoga: It is no secret that Yoga is taking Western civilization by storm. In just a little over a hundred years, a mystical revolution has occurred that millions of Westerners have wholeheartedly embraced. Amazingly, the Western Judeo-Christian view is in the process of a paradigm shift toward the same perspective as yogic India.

(113) The Beginning of Roman Catholicism: What is Roman Catholicism and where did it originate? (Booklet) by Jacob Prasch, 7/19/13
Table of Contents: Babylon and Rome•Historical Backtround: Pagan Rome•The New Covenant vs. Replacement Theology•State Religions: Old and New•Augustinian Theology•The Errors of Ignatius of Antioch•Pagan Emperors/Catholic Popes•Recontextualization vs. Redefinition•Influences of Gnosticism•Sempre Aidin: Always the Same•The Effects of Greek Dualism•Undermining the Humanity of Christ: The Root of Mary Worship•The Middle Ages•The Rock: Peter or Christ?•The Origin of the Papacy•The Dark Ages: Catholicism's Gift to Europe•Aristotelianism & Humanism Are Born From the Renaissance•The Counter-Reformation and Further Corruption•The Council of Trent: The Final Insult•The Goals of Modern-Day Roman Catholicism

(114) The Shack and Its New Age Leaven (Booklet) by Lighthouse Trails, 7/22/13
The introduction of fractals in the story line of The Shack is a deceptive device to unsuspecting readers. It is an entry point into the pseudo-scientific notion of “fractal Oneness”—“as above, so below”/God “in” everything.

(115) An Epidemic of Apostasy – How Christian Seminaries Must Incorporate “Spiritual Formation” to Become Accredited (Booklet) by Lighthouse Trails, 8/1/13
Spiritual Formation: A movement that has provided a platform and a channel through which contemplative prayer is entering the church. Find spiritual formation being used, and in nearly every case, you will find contemplative spirituality and its “pioneers” such as Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, and Henri Nouwen. Spiritual Formation is based on “spiritual disciplines” that can be practiced by people of any faith to make them more “Christ-like.” Rebirth through Jesus Christ and regeneration through the Holy Spirit are not essential. Rather it is a works-based “theology” that has strong roots in Roman Catholicism and ancient paganism.

(116) Brennan Manning’s “New Monks” & Their Dangerous Contemplative Spirituality (Booklet) by Lighthouse Trails, 8/26/13
Little did I know when I began to read The Signature of Jesus, the time and effort that would be involved in understanding it. I am not a theologian by training. My background is in technical management in electronic component manufacturing. However, I stumbled onto something that I became convinced was very dangerous and little understood.

(117) Chrislam – The Blending Together of Islam & Christianity (Booklet) by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/15/13
Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are all part of the Abrahamic tree of faith. We all believe in the same God, and in many aspects we are all trying to accomplish the same goals. (“UCC Pastor to read Quran in Response to Dove Quran Burnings”, The Creative Seminole, Source)

(118) Setting Aside the Power of the Gospel for a Powerless Substitute (Booklet) by David Dombrowski, 11/3/13
This booklet is specifically geared toward passing out to those who are involved with some kind of spiritual deception.

(119) A “Common Core” For a Global Community: What’s In Store For the Education of Today’s Children? (Booklet) by Berit Kjos, 11/16/13
While preparing this booklet, I came across a headline that illustrates the corrupt values and shameless propaganda behind UNESCO’s Common Core indoctrination. Ponder this assignment: “Students Asked to ‘Argue That Jews Are Evil’ and Prove Nazi Loyalty in Assignment Linked to Common Core.”1 In other words, traditional values are out! Shocking propaganda is in! I hope this booklet will help parents, concerned educators, and our children prepare together for the spiritual battlefields ahead.

(120) Another Jesus Calling (Book) by Warren B. Smith, 11/25/13
For those who have read Jesus Calling and been troubled by it but didn’t know why, “Another Jesus” Calling will give substance to your concerns and will equip you to help your friends who may be reading Young’s book also. And if you have read Jesus Calling and see nothing wrong with it, consider the claims of “Another Jesus” Calling. Beyond all this, “Another Jesus” Calling serves as a discernment tool in rightly handling the Word of God. You will lay down this book with renewed understanding of the essential role of the Bible and the Gospel message in keeping on (or returning to) the right path.

(121) NEW BOOKLET TRACT: A Directory of Authors (Three NOT Recommended Lists) by Chris Lawson, 12/9/13
Each of the (not recommended) authors professes to be Christian and/or uses biblical terminology in his or her writing, yet promotes at least one of the following serious false teachings: contemplative spirituality (i.e., Spiritual Formation), the emergent, progressive “new” spirituality, the seeker-friendly, church-growth movement (e.g., Willow Creek, Purpose Driven) and/or Yoga.

(122) The Christian and Psychology (Booklet) by Gary Gilley, 2/16/14
It is important that we analyze psychology in light of the Word. In The Christian and Psychology, Pastor Gary Gilley compares Scripture next to psychology to help Christians form a biblical worldview of psychology.

(123) Redemption by Harry A. Ironside (Booklet) by Lighthouse Trails, 6/26/14
The word “redemption” is one that runs all through the Bible; in fact, we can say without any suggestion of hyperbole that it is the great outstanding theme of Holy Scripture. This important truth runs through the Book like the proverbial red strand that, we are told, runs through the cordage of the British navy. Everywhere, from Genesis right on to Revelation, you find God in one way or another presenting to us the truth of redemption—redemption in promise and in type in the Old Testament; redemption in glorious fulfillment in the New Testament.

(124) New Apostolic Reformation: An Update on Two New Books by Dr. R. Douglas Geivett and Holly Pivec 7/10/14
Many of you have asked me about the progress of my two forthcoming books on the New Apostolic Reformation. I’m pleased to share that the books are in production and are scheduled to be released this fall. They will be published by Weaver Book Company. If you’re looking for an overview of the NAR movement and you want a concise biblical evaluation of its teachings, you might begin with "God’s Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movement." If you want a fuller exposition of NAR teachings and a more complete examination of the movement, then you’ll want to read "A New Apostolic Reformation? A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement." I’ve had the privilege of partnering with a co-author on these books. His name is R. Douglas Geivett, and he’s a professor at Talbot School of Theology. Dr. Geivett is a brilliant Christian philosopher and has debated the leading atheists, including Richard Dawkins, Michael Shermer, and Matt Ridley. He has degrees from multiple schools, including Multnomah School of the Bible, Gonzaga University, Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Other books he has written or edited include In Defense of Miracles (InterVarsity Press) and Evil and the Evidence for God (Temple University Press). He’s also a contributor to the Apologetics Study Bible. I’m thrilled that Dr. Geivett has applied his high-level skills and brilliant mind to an evaluation of NAR teachings. You can read his announcement about the books at Doug Geivett’s Blog. For additional details about the books or to pre-order copies, see the publisher’s website.

(125) Is Your Church Doing Spiritual Formation? - Important Reasons Why They Shouldn’t (Booklet) by Lighthouse Trails, 10/2/14
Is your church involved in a Spiritual Formation program? If so, you might want to ask the question, what exactly is Spiritual Formation? It’s a fair question, and one that, if not asked, could end up surprising you when your church changes in ways you never imagined.

(126) Harpazo: The Intra-Seal Rapture of the Church (Book) by James Jacob Prasch, 11/9/14
When it comes to books devoted to eschatology in general and the Rapture specifically, they often either read like a formal academic argument written solely for the benefit of scholars or employ the use of fiction to avoid directly handling the underlying biblical text. As with Jacob's previous books and exhaustive list of sermons covering nearly every area of theology, Harpazo presents the doctrine of the Rapture and Resurrection in the strictest biblical sense possible, leveraging the handling of Scripture in the same manner as passed along to us by Christ through the Apostles and Early Church of the 1st century. Often the typical format of such books is to spend more time explaining and refuting all the positions the author does not subscribe to rather than focus exclusively on what they believe and have derived from Scripture. Harpazo may be unique in the complete absence of charts and seemingly endless trips to sidebars to constantly compare alternate interpretations the author does not subscribe to in the first place. Jacob was asked to continue to employ in an expanded book format the same exegesis of Scripture which is present in all of his teachings regardless of whether or not they are eschatological. After all, "The Apocalypse" means "unveiling", and that "lifting of the curtain", so to speak, as we approach the ever nearer Return of Christ is the Holy Spirit's revelation of Scripture as already given, not a new opinion by man. The Gospels are clear that immediately in the wake of His Resurrection, Christ not only imparted the Holy Spirit to His disciples, but directly instructed them in how He was the fulfillment of the whole of Scripture. (Lk. 24:27, 44-45) In other words, the interpretation of all of God's Word, every Book of the Old Testament included, was re-cast as Christological, having not just a literal, primary meaning for the times any Scripture was originally given, but an added meaning for either Christ's First Coming, Second Coming, or both. Like every doctrine and theology, the Rapture and Resurrection are illustrated through many scriptural people, places and events throughout the whole of God’s Word and not simply limited to a single biblical reference. Using the Early Church hermeneutics of typology to illustrate and illuminate doctrine, Jacob shows how there are many raptures and rescues in Scripture which combine to teach what is going to ultimately take place in the Parousia—the Second Coming of Christ. Likewise, there is a wealth of similar events and patterns throughout Scripture which teach us what to expect from related issues such as the Two Witnesses, the role of the 144,000 and Israel yet to come, the pattern of judgments in Revelation and how they actually replay Old Testament and historical parallels, and a wealth of other such End Times teachings already established in the canon of Scripture. Jesus Himself established this hermeneutic by categorically teaching that the Last Days would be realized in the character of the days of Noah as well as Lot. The Apostles in their writings not only confirmed these specific examples but built upon them. The question for believers in the Last Days is not whether or not some kind of "new" revelation or word from God has been revealed, but how what has already been given is, in these final hours, being unveiled to believers by the Holy Spirit. What Daniel was told to seal until the end, John was told would be ultimately unsealed. Some of the chapter titles in Harpazo will sound familiar to those already acquainted with Jacob's teachings, but he has never tied everything together overall to this degree before. This book is not about creating another End Times chart, but making a good faith effort to draw together in one place what the whole counsel of God's Word is teaching not just for a single event or prophetic fulfillment, but the overall doctrinal basis by which believers are supposed to act and behave according to His Word.

(127) God’s Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movement (Book) by Dr. Doug Geivett & Holly Pivec, 11/26/14
God’s Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movement provides a beginner’s introduction to the New Apostolic Reformation. In addition to being brief and non-technical, it also contains stories of individuals’ personal experiences with this movement and practical advice for responding to its teachings.

(128) A New Apostolic Reformation? A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement (Book) by Dr. Doug Geivett & Holly Pivec, 11/26/14
Goes into much greater depth in evaluating NAR teachings and describing the influence of the movement.

(129) Oprah Winfrey’s New Age “Christianity” and the Emperor’s New Clothes (Booklet) by Lighthouse Trails, 3/5/15
Oprah has done her job well. For nearly thirty years, she has enthusiastically and consistently communicated her New Age beliefs through countless New Age authors. All those in the “Aquarian Conspiracy” must be very proud of her. Thanks to Oprah’s high visibility and continued popularity, “the great heretical idea” that “God” and “Christ” are within everyone has been “widely communicated” and is fast becoming our “new consensus” and “what everyone knows.” This ten-week class that she was teaching with Eckhart Tolle was the culmination of all that Oprah has sought to teach her viewers over the years about the New Age and how to see the world anew. But like the Emperor and his “new” suit of clothes, Oprah has been greatly deceived by her New Spirituality. Sadly, if Oprah and her colleagues continue down the path of the New Age/New Spirituality, they will experience an “awakening” some day, but it will not be the “Great Awakening” they anticipated. Instead, it will be a rude awakening come Judgment Day. On that day, they will suddenly realize that God is God and they are not, and they never were. They will realize that Jesus Christ is Lord and that He is the one and only Christ, and there is no universal “Christ within.” They will see that they were deceived and that the Lord Jesus Christ really meant it when he said, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:4-5).

(130) Popular Books That Introduce Children to the Occult and 5 Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Kids (Booklet) by Berit Kjos, 3/9/15
When I arrived home and began to skim through these contemporary “treasures,” I could hardly believe what I saw. Young children read this? Pornography, cruelty, sadism, violence, and occultism leaped out at me from the pages. In less than five minutes, I had skimmed through all I could take. In this booklet tract, I want to give you a brief overview of what young people are being handed today in the form of books and literature. While much of this reading material is being touted as having value and virtue, the underlying sediment is anything but that.

(131) Exposed: The False Faith Healing-Prosperity Gospel (Book) by Danny J. Frigulti, 3/10/15
Author Danny Frigulti has spent more than 30 years reviewing "faith teachings." This book exposes more than 100 false teachings found in worldwide faith healing and prosperity gospel ministries. False teachings about sickness, healing, faith, positive confession, quantum faith, money, inner healing, Isaiah 53:4-5, 1 Peter 2:24, creative visualization and what the blood of Christ's atonement represents are refuted with Bible Scriptures. Also, some of these false teachings are shown to have an occult connection.

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(133) 10 Questions For Those Who Claim The "Supreme Beings" Of The Nations Are The True God (Booklet) at Lighthouse Trails, 3/30/15
Ten Questions for Those Who Claim the “Supreme Beings” of the Nations are the True God by  Sandy Simpson is our newest Lighthouse Trails Print Booklet Tract. The Booklet Tract is 16 pages long and sells for $1.95 for single copies. Quantity discounts are as much as 50% off retail. Our Booklet Tracts are designed to give away to others or for your own personal use.  Below is the content of the booklet. To order copies of Ten Questions for Those Who Claim the “Supreme Beings” of the Nations are the True God, click here. This booklet deals with the “new” missiology that presents itself as legitimate biblical missions when it is not that.

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Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. (KJV)
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