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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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Landmark Book!

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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Every Pastor 

Needs This!

What is it and where is it going?
is a DVD /VHS expose of  the NAR and it's leadership of C. Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, Chuck Peirce, Dutch Sheets, Bill Hamon, Jack Deere and others. It  features commentary by Bill Randles, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Jacob Prasch, Mike Oppenheimer, Orrel Steinkamp, Gary Gilley, Dave Hunt, Sandy Simpson and others. 

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Great Study!

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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Companion DVD Series to "Idolatry in Their Hearts"!

Deceiving the Nations!
This DVD video series features Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson and their in depth research regarding the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People which is backed by the New Apostolic Reformation.  This is an issue that pastors and missionaries need to be informed of because it goes to the core of evangelism and preaching the Gospel.

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Go On To Maturity!

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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Companion Book!

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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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!

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!

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!

features Jacob Prasch, Mike Oppenheimer & Sandy Simpson and 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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Living Water 2003 

Discernment Conference

3-DVD Set & 2-VHS Set Now Available!
Featuring Bill Randles, Gary Gilley
& Ray Yungen

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Discernment 2001 

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

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Highly Recommended!

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.

New Bible Study CD!

Bible Studies in Discernment 
contains the studies in the New Testament by Sandy & Juanita Simpson covering many issues of apologetics and discernment. 

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Articles on the subject of revivalism. 

(1)The Kind Of Revival We Need by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
"I am glad of any signs of life, even if they should be feverish and transient, and I am slow to judge any well intended movement, but I am very fearful that many so called revivals in the long run wrought more harm than good. A species of religious gambling has fascinated many men, and given them a distaste for the sober business of true godliness. But if I would nail down counterfeits upon the counter, I do not therefore undervalue true gold. Far from it. It is to be desired beyond measure that the Lord would send a real and lasting revival of spiritual life. ... We want a revival of old-fashioned doctrine. I know not a single doctrine which is not at this hour studiously undermined by those who ought to be its defenders. There is not a truth that is precious to the soul which is not now denied by those whose profession it is to proclaim it. To me it is clear that we need a revival of old-fashioned gospel preaching like that of Whitefield and Wesley. The Scriptures must be made the infallible foundation of all teaching; the ruin, redemption and regeneration of mankind must be set forth in unmistakable terms."

(2) Revival & Revival Mentality The Trinity Review, 1991
"Do we need revival? No! We need transformation. And this transformation cannot be achieved by "weeping and wailing" before God (as the revivalists would have us do), brought on by some "unusual" outpouring of the Spirit. The transformation that the Bible talks about is the continual sanctification through the Word and the power of the Spirit (Rom. 12:1,2; Phil. 1:6; 2:12,13; 3:20,21). Transformation is the product of our prayers for the courage and the grace of the Holy Spirit; standing fast with the Word in battle; not waivering, not compromising, not being overcome with fear, but steadfast in the cause of the truth--TRUTH !--a word foreign to most of the revival movement, both past and present. "

(3) Revival and Revivalism: A Review Article by Terry Chrisope, 1997
This is a review of the book "Revival and Revivalism: The Making and Marring of American Evangelicalism, 1750-1858" by Iain H. Murray, Banner of Truth Trust, 1994. xxii + 455 pp. It is an exploration of the difference between true revival and revivalism, from a Sounthern Baptist perspective.

(4) "Get Your Own Revival!" by David Wilkerson, 1997
"My recommendation? Get your own revival! You will find it in Isaiah 58:10-11. You need no airline ticket, no travel. I have found the springs of water that never fail! "And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day: and the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not."

(5) Famine In The Landby Rev. Mike, 1997
"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst." (Amos 8:11-13) There is a true famine in much of the world today. Not a famine of physical food (though there is plenty of that, too), but a famine of the HEARING of the Word of God. Note that the prophesy in Amos above didn't say that there would be a lack of the preaching of the Word. A famine of "hearing"!! (This link is dead for now. Hoping the author will send me a copy.)

(6) Revival by Christians For Truth, 1997
"Many supernatural signs and wonders have been observed and recorded in revivals. However, visible manifestations are not necessarily a proof that revival is genuine. Counterfeit manifestations are characteristics of false revivals. Any movement which has physical manifestations as its central focus, such as laughing, animal noises, 'jerks', etc., is immediately suspect, especially if the above-mentioned characteristics of revival are absent. Revival leaders, such as Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield, warned against physical manifestations when they become the epicenter of a movement and were detached from true repentance and the fruit of the Spirit. A revival is, by its very nature, bound to be accompanied by emotional excitement. However, once the idea gains acceptance that the degree of the Spirit's work is to be measured by the strength of emotion or outward manifestations, the Spirit of God is quenched and revival comes to an end."

(7) Revival Or Apostacy? by Dave Hunt, 1997
"Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe." (John 4:48) To summarize, the scriptural warnings foretell the very delusion we find in our day: 1) a false signs and wonders movement led by many false prophets; 2) many being deceived through these seeming miracles; 3) the rejection of the biblical teaching concerning apostasy and the insistence that we are in the midst of, or at least are building up to, the "greatest revival in the history of the church." Such is the prevailing teaching today among charismatics and increasingly among evangelicals. The promise of revival will be part of the last-days deception, Paul warns, so beware. Instead, in the days preceding the Rapture there will be a great apostasy, a falling away from the faith. Don't be part of it! "

(8) ELIJAH - The man who could make it rain by Jacob Prasch, 1998
"The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain; and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the sky poured rain, and the earth produced its fruit (James 5:16-18). Elijah was a man with a nature like ours. Elijah was a man who could make it rain. The Holy Spirit, through this text, is trying to tell us that, if he can do it, we can do it. We can make it rain. But what does that mean? "

(9) The Rest Of The Story by  Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1999
"It is only by careful selection of Wesley's words at the outset of his ministry that the proponents of the Toronto Blessing and Brownsville River of God meetings can suggest that Wesley and others promoted similar convulsions and paroxysms in their day as are currently being featured.  If we could ask Wesley today, without doubt he would probably refer to the "great noise" in Toronto and Brownsville."

(10) RIVERS OF LIVING WATER- The Biblical Doctrine of Renewal by Alan Morrison, 12/99
"The word ‘renewal’ is one of many which have been ‘hijacked’ from their Biblical or lexical context and then spuriously reapplied to a tendentious or sectarian cause. However, far from being confined to referring to a weird display of extraordinary phenomena or sporadic outbursts of revivalism or a religious movement in history, the Biblical doctrine of renewal embraces the whole creation. In this study, we seek to overthrow the revisionism which has beset this doctrine for the last few decades, while setting out the true extent and magnificence of this unique work of Holy Spirit in salvation, which is both individual and cosmic, particular and universal in its outworkings."

(11) The Myth Of Endtime Revival by Alan Morrison, 1999
"Contrary to the belief of many Christians, the Bible does not present any evidence that the return of the Lord will be preceded by a Golden Age of global revival or a largely 'Christianised' world — a fantasy which has sometimes been called the 'latter-day glory of the saints'. It is most important that we understand this from a biblical perspective rather than from the systems and traditions of men, because the entire concept of a future earthly Golden Age, as we shall later show, is fundamental to Jewish and Gnostic belief-systems rather than to the Word of God. "

(12) A Closer Look at Revival and Revival Meetings by Rev. Gill Rugh
"Revival meetings have been a part of Christianity in America since the mid 1700s. Most Christians, however, are not familiar with the roots of revival or the theology behind most revival meetings.  That is why Pastor Gil Rugh, in his booklet, A Closer Look at Revival and Revival Meetings, looks at the history of revival in America and examines the theology behind many of today’s revival meetings."  This is a .pdf file.

(13) Sensitive To Religion -- But Living Like The Devil
by A.W. Tozer, Renewed Day By Day, 1950
"In our day you can find plenty of men and women in all walks of life who live like the devil while insisting that they are "sensitive" to religion!"

(14) True Revival or Apostasy? A Comparison Between the Modern "Toronto Blessing" Style of Revivalism & Historic Revivals by Alan Morrison, Diakrisis, 12/00
"The mention of the "Toronto Blessing" today seems very outmoded. For many, this is now history... times have moved on, and the fads of the past are no longer with us. However, this would be a grave misjudgement. True, people no longer speak of an actual "Toronto Blessing". But this is because the "Toronto Blessing" has done its work. It was never intended, in the plan of Satan, to be the 'be-all-and-end-all". It was designed to be a major component in the shifting of mainstream evangelicalism in an even more experiential and subjective direction than it had already travelled. Masses of churches were affected, and still are to this day. Wherever the Alpha Course goes, this style of "revivalism" goes with it. The overall message is that personal psycho-religious experience takes precedence over objective truth. A large part of evangelicalism had already been moving in that direction for many years. All that the "Toronto Blessing" did was to accelerate the process -- a process which is still developing and consolidating to this day. The above article is the transcript of a talk originally given in the U.K. in July 1994, entitled "The Toronto Blessing -- Is it Revival?"  The main headings are: 1) The Seven Hallmarks of Genuine Revival; 2) The Handling of Physical and Emotional Phenomena During the History of Revivals; 3) The True Origins of the "Toronto Blessing" Style of "Revival"."

(15) The Hope Of His Calling by Dave Hunt, The Berean Call, May 2001
"Yet not only Reconstructionists but most charismatics and many evangelicals are still boasting that Christianity is growing stronger through a last-days great revival and will eventually take over the world. Yes, it will, but it will be a false "Christianity" headed by Antichrist in partnership with the Vatican—the woman riding the beast of Revelation 17. One would have to be both spiritually and physically blind not to see this rapidly growing development, exactly as the Bible foretells it."

(16) Finding Freedom From The Spirits Of "Revival" by Ed Tarkowski, 8/01
Two part series on getting freedom from demonic influences in the current Third Wave "revival"

Part 1: When Evil Perseveres
Part 2: Being Established Through Repentence And The Word
(17) How Can There Be Revival Without Repentance? by Sarah & Lynn Leslie, Discernment Newsletter, 11/1/01
"During the last half of the 20th century, at the same time period the apostle/prophets claim God was doing mighty restorations and revivals, America aborted tens of millions of babies. Babies became inconveniences, not blessings. There was a moral landslide into filth. And, as we poignantly documented at the beginning of this article, Christians slid right along with the rest of culture. Old doctrines that used to be taught disappeared, or evolved to become more palatable for modern life. The culture became de-Christianized, and in many cases outright pagan. Christians gradually stopped acting as salt and light, by saturating the culture with their positive effect of holy living and righteousness. Instead they adopted the leaven of spiritual and political dominionism, which may have assuaged their guilt, but did little to spread the gospel message. There was no revival. There is no revival. There can be no revival without repentance."

(18) Last Days Fictitious Revival by Let Us Reason Ministries 
"What would be the greatest deception pulled on the Christian Church that was looking for God to do something great? Could there be such a close substitute that was wholly false, yet made people think that it was the real thing? Could it be that today, in the disguise of revival, we actually have an apostasy. A radical concept if indeed this is true." 

(19) The Theology Of Charles Finney - A System Of Self-Reformation by Jay E. Smith, Trinity International University, Trinity Journal, 1992
This essay proposes that Finney taught more about morality than biblical theology.  This is a .pdf file.

(20) The Sickness Unto Death: Spiritual Drunkenness And False Revival by: Pastor Bill Randles, 7/30/08
What we are seeing in the so?called Lakeland revival, did not come like “a rushing mighty wind” out of heaven (cf. Acts 2:2). Rather it is the direct result of several “streams “ that have converged over the last twenty years. The roots of Todd Bentley’s experienced based revival, are manifold. They include the Kansas City Prophets of the late 1980’s and early nineties, John Wimber’s Vineyard movement, South African Evangelist Rodney Howard Browne, the Toronto Blessing, and the subsequent Pensacola Revival which led directly to Lakeland Florida and Todd Bentley. A major common denominator, which runs through all of these streams, is an emphasis on an experience called spiritual drunkenness! There can be no denying that Bentley is a direct result of the so called Kansas City Prophets. He himself defers directly to two of these prophets openly, in spite of the moral collapses of both of them.

(21) True Revival by Sandy Simpson, 1/2/09
We have been treated to many years of counterfeit revivals by way of Toronto, Brownsville, Lakeland led by many false teachers like John Arnott, John Kilpatrick, Todd Bentley, Benny Hinn, Rodney Howard-Browne, C. Peter Wagner, John Wimber and hundreds of others.  The Latter Rain ideas of revival are not based on what the Bible teaches is true revival at all.  They teach that revival can be staged and planned when brought to town by those who carry a transferable anointing.  I have dealt with the issue of a transferable anointing in a number of other articles proving there is no such thing according to the Bible.  The Holy Spirit is the One who brings revival, not according to the enthusiasm and orchestrations of man ... not by the will of men.  Revival can only as a result of true repentance and forgiveness.

(22) Will there be Revival in the Last Days? by Jacob Prasch, 1/4/10
The current world-wide pattern of God’s grace being turned from rich to poor countries where Christianity is rapidly growing, indicates the failure of Toronto, the Charismatic Movement, Alpha, 40 Days Purpose Driven etc. to bring about revival in the west. For example, homosexuals are being ordained, an estimated 1,000 people leave the Anglican Church every week and Islam is increasing. Biblical revival is the turning back to “first love” which begins with weeping and repentance and not “a laughing revival” whose perpetrators continue to prophesy falsely of an outpouring of God’s Spirit. The Bible speaks mainly of end time apostasy not revival.

(23) The Church Revival Heist by Brother Lyles, Preacher Bureau of Investigations, 8/13/11
We have all seen the bill board advertisements for the next big revival featuring all of the superstars in ministry, unfortunately presented like a concert lineup. The promotion for these revivals reminds me more of an ad spot for a rap concert more than an invitation to join the Body of Christ. If you have ever attended one of these Christian Hype revivals / conferences then you are all too familiar with the spiritual shakedown that takes place in what we have regretfully titled “The Revival Heist.”

New Sandy Simpson Messages 
on CD & DVD

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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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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The Responsibilities of a 
Good Shepherd
This CD is a message based on this article. Go here for ordering details!
What's Up With Christian Bookstores?
This DVD is a message based on this article. Gohere for ordering details!
The ElijahList
The biggest promoter of false prophecies in cyberspace!
This 2-DVD set is a message based on this article. Go here for ordering details!
The ElijahList
The biggest promoter of false prophecies in cyberspace!
This 2-DVD set is a message based on this article. Go here for ordering details!
The Extreme Prophetic
This DVD is a message based on this article. Go here for ordering details!

Emerging Church CD & Free DVD
All the links to resources and articles we have on the Emerging Church on one CD.

When you purchase the "Resource Tools - Emerging Church" CD for $5. 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. Go here for ordering details!

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