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my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of
Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who
is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto
- For when we were in the flesh, the
motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members
to bring forth fruit unto death.
- But now we are delivered from the
law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve
in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
- What shall we say then? Is the law
sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for
I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not
- But sin, taking occasion by the commandment,
wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law
sin was dead. For I was alive without the law once: but when
the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
- And the commandment, which was ordained
to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by
the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me." Romans
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this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall
those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth
up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
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- Juhani Pitkäkari has been with us for a couple of
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Section" applies the Gospel to his story telling:http://www.cephas-library.com/allnations/allnations_finland_stories.html
- Nicholas A. Stivers of Nicholas Scrolls addresses the
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- James Sundquist of Rock to Salt addresses heresies of
Christian Psychology, Purpose Driven & Church Growth Movement:
- Dare The Future by W.J. Anthony "How We Can Change
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- To understand what is happening, one has to know the Bible
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The church as we knew it, is undergoing disintegration. This
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the word 'Catholicism' means: a universal religion all
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and today's church doesn't resemble what Jesus taught. The Word
of God has undergone many changes to fit the progressive modes.
Many new Bible tranlations have brought confusion. The Bible
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Bible is true from beginning to end.
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trend, the so called democratizing what is left of the world.
This is a deception since the underlying new world global government
is developed by implementing sustainable development. The
Bible prophesies that there will be ten kings (ten horns), each
king (horn) will receive a region of the world as a reward for
work well done for the Antichrist. This is the reason for the
present development of NAU (The North American Union) as well
as the war in the Middle East. It again proves that we are moving
to closure of the times of the Gentiles prophesied in the Bible.
The end result will not be Democracy but a form of Fascist Communism
(Public/Private Corporations enslaving mankind).
- The third section compliments End Time
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1948 was the beginning of the figtree representing Israel, coming
back to life. Israel was allowed to return to its land. Israel
is the rock upon which the world stumbles and crumbles. We watch
and visit Israel for signs which point to the Tribulation to
confirm that we are moving into that space of time.
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- The Cephas
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to be ready for the Lords coming. Are you sure that
you are born again? Are you living for Christ?
that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out
of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore
cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the
armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not
in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness,
not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof"
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- GOOD FIGHT MINISTRIES - Lessons
from the Alabama Massacre
- In the wake of Alabamas
worst mass shooting in the states history, many Americans
have been left dumbfounded as the nation mourns and wonders how
a young man could murder 11 people in cold blood. Many are still
shocked that mass school shooting and murder sprees have become
common place in the United States, and I ask: Why?
- FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT
- Also simply visit www.goodfight.org
and choose the theater, or you can click on the "Exposés"
link in the navigation bar on our Home Page. You can also use
this direct link: http://theater.goodfight.org
We feature individual movie clips from "They
Sold Their Souls for Rock n Roll" with more clips being
added all the time! So be sure and check back in to the theater
from time to time to see what new movie clips we have added.
We plan on adding clips from all of our DVDs, such as "Hollywood's
War on God", "Hollywood
Unmasked", and more! The Good Fight Theater is a
GREAT way to minister to friends, family and/or loved ones by
allowing them to view specific movie clips on a particular artist
or entertainer, without having to go through an entire DVD.
Our convenient Search bar at the top of the theater makes
it easy to find what you're looking for! So what are you waiting
for? Go check out the new Good Fight Theater! And be sure to
share it with everyone you know who would benefit from this great
- REVIVAL : IT REQUIRES
by A W Tozer - But why do you call Me "Lord, Lord,"
and not do the things which I say? - Luke 6:46
- It is my conviction that much, very much, prayer for and
talk about revival these days is wasted energy. Ignoring the
confusion of figures, I might say that it is hunger that appears
to have no object; it is dreamy wishing that is too weak to produce
moral action. It is fanaticism on a high level for, according
to John Wesley, "a fanatic is one who seeks desired ends
while ignoring the constituted means to reach those ends."...
- The correction of this error is extemely difficult for it
entails more than a mere adjustment of our doctrinal beliefs;
it strikes at the whole Adam-life and requires self-abnegation,
humility and cross carrying. In short it requires obedience.
And that we will do anything to escape.
- It is almost unbelievable how far we will go to avoid obeying
God. We call Jesus "Lord" and beg Him to rejuvenate
our souls, but we are careful to do not the things He says. When
faced with a sin, a confession or a moral alteration in our life,
we find it much easier to pray half a night than to obey God.
The Size of the Soul, 18-19.
- "May this never be true of my life, Lord! I see the
futility; I'm convinced of the need. Now enable me by Your Spirit
to live this obedience..." http://goeagles2u.blogspot.com/2011/09/revival-it-requires-obedience.html
- 'AFTER THE RAPTURE, EVERY BLOOD WASHED BELIEVER WILL BE HUNTED
AND KILLED LIKE ANIMALS'
- "THE SEVEN YEARS OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION!" The
war against God is already at a fever pitch but has only begun.
The Church World is so compromised from Holiness that no discernment
of this war is possible. No religious institution can understand
the false when the Old Fashioned Truth is no longer believed
- BUT NO ESCAPE!
The most overwhelming of emotions that will slowly come to grip
the Left Behind will be the hopelessness of their
state. It is impossible to fully explain the kind of world that
the Left Behind will suddenly discover. We can usually
find a light at the end of our tunnels, but the world of that
day will offer no such hope. No one who has any understanding
of Bible prophesy will have any doubt that it is going to be
hell on earth. It will never get any better from the moment the
Rapture occurs until the Antichrist is defeated at the end of
this future period. Satan will make his best effort to turn Gods
creation into a wilderness beyond recovery. Only mercy can save
the world from total destruction. The Left Behind
crowd will find themselves in a world totally different from
anything they ever dreamed possible. Lets try to imagine
some of the possible effects of the Rapture of the Saints. Whole
THE GREAT TRIBULATION BEGINS WITH CALAMITY,
An Indescribable Storm
THE SEVEN DARKEST YEARS OF HUMAN HISTORY BEGIN WHEN JESUS CHRIST
SENDS FORTH FOUR JUDGMENT HORSES WITH THEIR RIDERS. These Horses
and their Riders have supernatural powers to inaugurate the beginning
of FINAL JUDGMENT. They are sent at other times in Scripture
as judgment is manifest against rebellion and sin. The Seven
Sealed Books that Jesus received from the Father is the Title
Deed of this earth and Gods Divine plan to redeem it for
His saints. Too many people see only TERROR when they read the
Book of Revelation. The TERROR is on earth while the Saints are
in the presence of our Father, the Lamb of God, the Holy Spirit,
the multitudes of Angels and the Saints of all Ages. The Father
and the Lamb of God will be REDEEMING the earth by the process
of GREAT JUDGMENT. These Four Horses and their Riders
are only the beginning, but it is sheer calamity. It get worse
as it proceeds. The White Horse represents great deception. The
ONE WORLD CHURCH will set out immediately to end all religious
activity that is not worshiping the False Jesus. That False Jesus
Is being exalted all over the Church World right now. Continued:
- ISRAELS GRANDEST HOUR TO FOLLOW JACOBS
PRESIDENT OBAMA MAY NOT RESPECT THE NATION OF ISRAEL BUT GOD
- The Bible is full of great promises for the future of HIS
CHOSEN PEOPLE. They gave us the STORY of creation and their Scribes
preserved it perfectly. They gave us JESUS CHRIST by a Jewish
virgin and JEWISH men were His Apostles. Very soon Jerusalem
will become the Capitol of the world and the throne of David
will be occupied by the grandest descendant of his Dynasty. This
Capitol city will be expended to reach from the coast of the
Mediterranean Sea to the shores of the Dead Sea. The Salt sea
will be healed by the fresh waters flowing from the Mount of
Olives. Jerusalem will become the garden city with the wealth
of the world. BUT SOMETHING TERRIBLE! must occur before this
glorious period of a THOUSAND YEARS of CHRISTS REIGN on
earth. The Bible calls it. JACOBS TROUBLE.
- Jeremiah was Gods Prophet to announce this dark event.
Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it
is even the time of Jacobs trouble; but he shall be saved
out of it. (Jeremiah 30:7) Thank God that He gave this
prophet the full picture.of hope in the end. Its scary
to see what our great God is going to do to nations that have
turned on Israel. Our NATION (WE CITIZENS THAT VOTE) OF AMERICA
must stop those in our Government that would forget to stand
with the Jewish people. Along with freedom to worship
by our own conscience, we were raised up as a free people to
defend and stand with GODS CHOSEN family. The time has
come that Israel may not need us but we sure do need them. LISTEN!
For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though
I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee,
yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee
in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
(Jeremiah 30:11) We need to fear and pray for America as will
as Jerusalem! http://www.pawcreek.org/open-bible-dialog/israels-grandest-hour-to-follow-jacobs-trouble
- NYC IMMAN CALLS ON MUSLIMS TO SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH WALL STREE
Posted on October 13, 2011 by creeping - Aka the Flea Party.
The lines are being drawn and the sides are being chosen. via
White-collar workers join Occupy protests UPI.com. - Imam
Ayyub Abdul Baki of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York called
on Muslims and Muslim charities Tuesday to show solidarity with
the activists. We will be feeding protestors and the hungry
with the collaborative efforts of invited Muslim charities,
- Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?
- A little more on the Islamic Cultural Center of New York
it was founded by the father of the Ground Zero mosque
imam, Faisal Rauf: Rauf is a permanent trustee of an Islamic
Cultural Center (ICC) which his father founded in New York City.
Until September 28, 2001 seventeen days after 9/11
the ICC employed Imam Sheik Muhammad Gemeaha, who later would
say that only the Jews could have perpetrated the
9/11 attacks; that if Americans only knew about this Jewish culpability,
they would have done to Jews what Hitler did; and
that Jews disseminate corruption in the land and
spread heresy, homosexuality, alcoholism, and drugs.
Gemeahas successor at the ICC, Omar Saleem Abu-Namous,
said there was no conclusive evidence proving that
Muslims were responsible for 9/11
- MAJOR DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFT UNDER WAY IN CHRISTIANITY, SAY SCHOLARS
Kim Cain - 6 October 2011 - Manado, Indonesia (ENInews). Scholars
claim the biggest change in the history of Christianity is underway
amid the religion's move to Africa, Latin America and Asia.
- "The story of Christianity as a worldwide faith is being
written before our eyes," declared Dr. Dana Robert of Boston
University School of Theology, as she addressed a group of world
church leaders at the Global Christian Forum (GCF) in Manado,
Indonesia. The gathering has brought together leaders from major
church traditions, theological perspectives, and world communions,
including the Anglican Communion, the World Council of Churches,
the World Evangelical Alliance, the Pentecostal World Fellowship,
and the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian
Unity. According to Peter Crossing of the Center for the Study
of Global Christianity, in 1910 about 66 percent of the world's
Christians lived in Europe; a century later it was only 26 percent.
Crossing, a researcher for the Atlas of Global Christianity,
said the overall percentage of Christians had remained fairly
constant over the last century, but there had been a "dramatic
change in the center of gravity of global Christianity."
- OLD WORLD ORDER AND THE WHITE DRAGON SOCIETY
September 21, 2011 - Like many of you, I have often wondered
just how deep the rabbit hole goes and who controls the comings
and goings. Ultimately of course, I believe that God controls
all things, yet there are individuals and groups who believe
that they are the ones who control the way things happen in society
and as you might guess, it all involves money.
In my last blog, I discussed the role of greed that often plays
itself out among certain televangelists. They grow extremely
wealthy while their television parishioners become
poorer. This never seems to bother the evangelists though because
they teach that people are blessed based on how much they give
and how strong their faith is within them.
It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall in the home of
some of these televangelists. I would not at all be surprised
if they swore like troopers, drank like sailors, and indulged
in things that authentic Christians would not indulge in. Seeing
and hearing them with their masks off would allow us to see all
aspects of their (likely) salacious lives. However, put them
in front of a TV camera and hand them a microphone, and the joy
of the Lord just spills forth. They literally become effervescent
with love and exuberance for the individuals who
tune in daily to hear some snippet of the Bible (normally pulled
entirely out of context) surrounded by statements and phrases
designed to manipulate into giving.
- Continued: http://studygrowknowblog.com/2011/09/21/old-world-order-and-the-white-dragon-society/
- FROM A LETTER TO PHILLIP WALKER REGARDING RICK WARREN
Rick Warren has now joined hands with Tony Blair and allowed
a Sufi Muslim, Dr. Oz (Oprah Winfrey New Age Partner) to speak
from his pulpit, can I count on you to renounce and mark Rick
Warren and cease and desist from promoting him?. Oz toasting
Oprah Winfrey Kindest regards in Christ, James Sundquist Director
- CROSSES ON PUBLIC LAND: DID HIGH COURT LEAVE LEGAL ISSUE
By Warren Richey - The Supremes decide against taking separation
of church and state case that impacts other religions
JewishWorldReview.com - WASHINGTON (TCSM) The US Supreme
Court on Monday rejected a request to take up two cases examining
whether officials in Utah violated the separation of church and
state when they authorized the placement of 13 white crosses
on public roadsides and other property as memorials to fallen
state troopers. The court's rejection of the case leaves in place
a circuit court ruling that would require the removal or dismantling
of the crosses. The cases raised an issue that has sharply divided
the high court in recent years: When does the display of a religious
symbol on public land violate the First Amendment's ban on government
establishment of religion.
- Utah officials had urged the justices to use the case to
identify a new legal framework to decide disputes involving displays
on public property featuring crosses, the Ten Commandments, holiday
creches, menorahs, and signs with religious or quasi-religious
- Apparently, the only justice willing to take up that project
was Clarence Thomas, who issued a 19-page dissent to the high
court's refusal to hear the Utah cross cases. http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1111/crosses_supreme_court.php3
- SUPREME COURT REJECTS APPEAL IN GAY COUPLE'S ADOPTION
JewishWorldReview.com - WASHINGTON (TCSM) By Warren Richey
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up a case examining
whether an official in Louisiana violated the Constitution when
she refused to issue a corrected birth certificate for a child
adopted by an unmarried gay couple in New York. The case was
being closely followed because it raised legal issues that could
be important in the escalating battle over state and federal
government recognition of same-sex marriage. The justices did
not explain why they would not hear the case. The action leaves
undisturbed a Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding
the Louisiana official's refusal to issue a new birth certificate.
The state official cited a Louisiana policy that permits only
married couples to adopt. The policy applies to all unmarried
couples, regardless of a couple's sexual orientation. The New
York couple, Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith, adopted the boy
under New York law. The issue arose when they sought to amend
their son's Louisiana birth certificate to record their names
as the boy's parents. Louisiana refused. Continued: http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1011/supreme_court_gay_adoption.php3
- WHAT IS DOMINIONISM?
- [RICK PERRY AND MICHELE BACHMANN ARE DOMINIONIST]
- CHRISTIAN PLOT FOR DOMINATION?
Aug 14, 2011 10:51 PM EDT by Michelle Goldberg: Michele Bachmann
and Rick Perry (not dominionist) aren't just devoutboth
have deep ties to a fringe fundamentalist movement known as Dominionism,
which says Christians should rule the world. With Tim Pawlenty
out of the presidential race, it is now fairly clear that the
GOP candidate will either be Mitt Romney or someone who makes
George W. Bush look like Tom Paine. Of the three most plausible
candidates for the Republican nomination, two are deeply associated
with a theocratic strain of Christian fundamentalism known as
Dominionism. If you want to understand Michele Bachmann and Rick
Perry, understanding Dominionism isnt optional.
- Put simply, Dominionism means that Christians have a God-given
right to rule all earthly institutions. Originating among some
of Americas most radical theocrats, its long had
an influence on religious-right education and political organizing.
But because it seems so outré, getting ordinary people
to take it seriously can be difficult. Most writers, myself included,
who explore it have been called paranoid. In a contemptuous 2006
First Things review of several books, including Kevin Phillips
American Theocracy, and my own Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian
Nationalism, conservative columnist Ross Douthat wrote, the
fear of theocracy has become a defining panic of the Bush era.
- Now, however, we have the most theocratic Republican field
in American history, and suddenly, the concept of Dominionism
is reaching mainstream audiences. Writing about Bachmann in The
New Yorker this month, Ryan Lizza spent several paragraphs explaining
how the premise fit into the Minnesota congresswomans intellectual
and theological development. And a recent Texas Observer cover
story on Rick Perry examined his relationship with the New Apostolic
Reformation, a Dominionist variant of Pentecostalism that coalesced
about a decade ago. [W]hat makes the New Apostolic Reformation
movement so potent is its growing fascination with infiltrating
politics and government, wrote Forrest Wilder. Its members
believe Christianscertain Christiansare destined
to not just take dominion over government, but stealthily
climb to the commanding heights of what they term the Seven
Mountains of society, including the media and the arts
and entertainment world. Continued: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/08/14/dominionism-michele-bachmann-and-rick-perry-s-dangerous-
- 5 FACTS ABOUT DOMINIONISM
- By Daniel Burke - Religion News Service - (RNS) In recent
weeks, an arcane and scary-sounding religious term has crept
into the lexicon of the 2012 campaign, tripping from the tongue
of everyone from MSNBC broadcaster Rachel Maddow to conservative
Christian leader Ralph Reed. Depending on whom you ask, "Dominionism"
either signifies a Christian plot for world domination, or the
latest liberal bugaboo.
- Here are five facts about Dominionism to help you decide
- What is "Dominionism"?
- The term "Dominionism" was popularized in the 1990s
by scholars and journalists, who applied it to conservative Christians
seeking political power. It derives from the Book of Genesis,
in which God tells Adam and Eve to have "dominion"
over the Earth and its animals. "Dominionism" generally
describes the belief that Christians are biblically mandated
to control all earthly institutions until the second coming of
- Experts identify two main schools of Dominionism: Christian
Reconstructionists, who believe biblical law, including stoning
as punishment for adultery and other transgressions, should replace
secular law; and the New Apostolic Reformation, which advocates
for Christians to "reclaim the seven mountains of culture":
government, religion, media, family, business, education, and
arts and entertainment. Continued:
- INSIDE THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT DOMINIONIST MOVEMENT THAT'S UNDERMINING
- Rick Perry (not dominionist), Michele Bachmann and Sarah
Palin have all flirted with Christian Right Dominionism, but
there's lots of misinformation about just what that means.
September 1, 2011 TAKE ACTIONChange.org - Dominionists want to
impose a form of Christian nationalism on the United States,
a concept that was dismissed as eroding freedom and democracy
by the founders of our country. Dominionism has become a major
influence on the right-wing populist Tea Parties as Christian
Right activists have flooded into the movement at the grassroots.
At the same time, legitimate questions have been raised about
whether or not potential Republican presidential nominees Rick
Perry, Michelle Bachmann, or Sarah Palin have moved from a generic
form of Christian Right Dominionism toward the more totalitarian
form know as Dominion Theology.
- Clueless journalists and crafty Christian Right pundits have
mocked the idea that Dominionism as a religiously motivated political
tendency even exists. Scholars, however, have been writing about
Dominionism for over a decade, some using the term directly,
and others describing the tendency in other ways.
- Dominionism is a broad political impulse within the Christian
Right in the United States. It comes in a variety of forms that
author Fred Clarkson and I call soft and hard. Fred and I probably
coined the term Dominionism back in the 1990s, but
in any case we certainly were the primary researchers who organized
its use among journalists and scholars. Continued: (might have
to click twice)
- WILL THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH SELL OUT THE GOSPEL FOR A DOMINIONIST
- August 14th, 2011 - Author: Lighthouse Trails Editors - As
America is quickly approaching another presidential election
year, some interesting things are taking place within evangelical/Protestant
Christianity that are connected to next years election.
Dominionist/Kingdom Now political and religious figures are joining
forces with evangelical Christian groups. While having concern
for the state of America is more than legitimate, will Christians
replace commitment and loyalty to the Gospel for commitment and
loyalty to a dominionist agenda? If they do, they will learn
the hard way that compromise and a whatever it takes
attitude will do more harm to the cause of Jesus Christ than
- This article is not a statement that Christians should not
be involved in or concerned about the political state of their
countries. Rather, the intention of this article is to exhort
believers to use discernment in understanding the times in which
we live. It is to show how a present ecumenical, dominionist
movement (that is heading toward a one-world religion to establish
the kingdom of God on earth) is operating and deceiving
many Christians. As Christians, we are to be witnesses for Jesus
Christ and His Gospel message of salvation to those who believe
on Him by faith. But today, many Christians may be on the brink
of buying into a plan that will ultimately create a global religion
and global government.
- The apostle Paul was very clear that we are not to entangle
ourselves with those who say they are of the faith but preach
another gospel (Romans 16:17, Titus 3:10, 2 Corinthians
- The definition below of dominionism is helpful in understanding
the goals of the dominionist movement: Continued:
- MIKE BICKLE ON CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER (PART 1)
- By Jocelyn Andersen - Mike Bickle, director of the International
House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City, and a well-known leader
in the Prophetic Movement, claims that God is restoring contemplative
prayer to the church. He goes on to claim that contemplative
prayer is a God ordained means of entering into the fullness
of God, and that the brightest lights in church history have
been Roman Catholic mystics who lived during the dark ages. He
went on to say the western church had much to learn from these
- Anti-evangelical propaganda is prominent throughout his message.
He informs his followers that they are constantly being put on
the defensive by, and apologizing to, evangelical Christians
for their intensity toward God by saying Other Christians
force us to hide our intensityto wear a façade.
even believers in Jesus
are made uncomfortable
and intimidated by our spiritual intensity.
- However, he comforts them with the good news that they dont
have to wear any façade when they got together
in little oasis like this (meaning his and
other prophetic meetings). He continued his barrage against evangelicals
by saying, They dont grasp it at allbeing introduced
into the deep realms of love. He claims the church of the
western world has abandoned its inheritance to have the fullness
of God (through contemplative prayer). Bickle freely admits to
pursuing eastern religious philosophies and had nothing but criticism
for the Western Evangelical Church. According to him, evangelical
Christians are a pathetic and ignorant bunch. He says of us:
- 7 MONTAINS APOSTOLIC DOMINION TEACHERS ACCOMODATE GLENN BECK'S
POLITICALLY CORRECT MORMONISM
- MANIFEST SONS OF GOD (JOEL'S ARMY)
- THE MANIFEST SONS OF GOD TEACHING
- The Latter Rain movement of the late 40's had given birth
to numerous other sub-teachings. The Manifest Sons of God was
divided into two major sects. The Walk, and the Body of Christ.
The Walk came out of the Latter Rain Movement under the apostleship
of John Robert Stevens, who like Paul Cain and others was a William
Branham disciple. His was the Church of the Living Word in Redondo
- The Charismatic Dominionism expressed in spiritual warfare
and the current signs and wonders movement is largely an extension
of the Manifest Sons of God doctrine. Manifest Sons teachings
are Kingdom Dominionist: they believe in restoration of the Church,
restoration of the 5 fold ministry with the offices of apostles
and prophets, having authority through its leaders by strong
shepherding and discipleship. A perfection of the saints, immortalization,
and the attainment of being Christ as we become just like Christ
in nature and ability. The Manifest Sons of God doctrine has
an eschatology of Dominionism through the perfecting of the saints
under the leadership guidance of the latter-day prophets and
apostles. They mostly deny a rapture in the classic sense. Some
replace it with individual raptures, a collective transformation
to immortality on earth, or none at all. This quote is representative
of the teaching the doctrine of the Rapture was a great
and effective ruse of the enemy to implant in the Church a retreat
mentality ... already this yoke has been cast off by the majority
in the advancing church, and it will soon be cast off by all.
(Rick Joyner, THE HARVEST 1989 /1990 revised booklet on pg.121)
- We are talking about the great and blessed hope of his return.
In its place is triumphalism by installing a new leadership for
the Church. If there is no rapture than there is no resurrection,
they are simultaneous events!
- Considering what Joyner first said he later changed it in
his 1993 printing of the Harvest as it became the doctrine of
the pre-tribulation rapture (p.201) In this he fares no better
as he takes the position that the Church will endure through
the tribulation. despite the Scriptures teaching that the saints
will be overcome in the tribulation, and few will survive. Hardly
a scenario that manifest sons of God can agree with. this becomes
even more problematic when brought to its conclusion of the Church
found ruling when Christ comes back. Certainly to look forward
to the Lords coming as any time is not retreating but hopeful.
One does not need to abandon everything to do this and wait on
the top of a hill in white robes as some did over century ago.
40 PAGE JOEL'S ARMY
- SEVEN MOUNTAINS SET TO GO VIRAL
- Thursday, June 24, 2010 - "In the mid 90s the idea of
societal transformation and social entrepreneurship began to
emerge when Bob Buford, author of Halftime began to voice the
need for social impact through ones workplace call. Other
groups like Pinnacle Forum, a ministry to key influencers and
our own ministry, Marketplace Leaders and International Coalition
of Workplace Ministries (ICWM) was birthed.
- "As we entered the new millennium Christian leaders
like Billy Graham, Ed Silvoso, Henry Blackaby, and Peter Wagner
became powerful voices to validate Gods move in the workplace....
- "Today, a new trend is emerging in the faith at work
movement.... the idea that the culture is shaped by seven mind-molders,
or mountains, in society. They include business, government,
media, arts and entertainment, family, religion and education.
If we, as workplace believers, can influence each of these areas
for Christ, we will win the culture of our nation.
"Reclaiming the 7 Mountains of Culture," Os Hillman
- Continued: http://herescope.blogspot.com/2010/06/seven-mountains.html
- WHAT IS CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY AND WHY IS IT DANGEROUS?
- A Review of Brennan Manning's - The Signature of Jesus -
John Caddock - Winchester, OR - The Never-Ending Review
- 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.
- One reading was not enough for me to understand The Signature
of Jesus. I found that it was like reading a book in a foreign
language. I read many new expressions like contemplative prayer,
centering prayer, centering down, paschal spirituality, the discipline
of the secret, contemplative spirituality, celebrating the darkness,
mineralization, the Mineral Man, practicing the presence, the
interior life, intimacy with Abba, the uncloistered contemplative
life, inner integration, yielding to the Center, the bridge of
faith, notional knowledge, contemporary spiritual masters, masters
of the interior life, shadow self, false self, mysterium tremendum,
existential experience, and the Abba experience.1
- I also encountered many writers I have never read before,
including Kasemann, Burghardt, Merton, Van Breeman, Brueggemann,
Moltmann, Nouwen, Küng, Steindl-Rast, Rahner, Bonhoeffer,
Kierkegaard, and Camus.
- I had to read the book three separate times before I was
confident that I understood what Manning was saying. I even read
it a fourth time for good measure. Reading this book led me to
read a number of other books and articles by and about leading
mystics/contemplatives. I learned about the heart of Manning's
message, centering prayer. Ultimately I felt I had to meet the
man. I attended one conference he conducted. In addition, I purchased
the tapes of another conference he conducted and pored over them.
- CHRISTIAN FORTUNE-TELLERS NEVER GET IT RIGHT, EITHER
- In an editorial in the last issue of The Quarterly Journal,
co-director G. Richard Fisher explored the world of tabloid prognosticators
and how an undiscerning world is all too quick to run after
psychics and psychic predictions.
- He also pointed out that an attraction for prophecy and future-telling,
a longtime staple within Charismatic camps, has made inroads
into Evangelical circles as well. Self-appointed prophets are
cropping up everywhere.
- There is even a National School of the Prophets Conference,
where for $175 you can be trained in the art of propheteering.
C. Peter Wagner, Dutch Sheets, Rick Joyner, Cindy Jacobs, Mike
Bickle, Ted Haggard and others can train us to be prophets
(Charisma magazine, Dec. 1998). That magic word gives instant
credibility in the mind of some.
- Yet most Christians, both Charismatic and non-Charismatic
alike, would balk at any implication of even the slightest involvement
in the world of psychics and psychic phenomenon. After
all, they may further argue, didnt faith healer
Benny Hinn at one time ask for the donations from his faithful
so that his daily telecasts could go head-to-head with the psychic
hot lines? His aim, he said, was to air on the same secular
cable and television networks that were carrying psychic advertising.
Clearly Hinn was against Dionne Warwick and her crowd. His followers
forget quickly that Hinn himself has made numerous false predictions.
- A recent issue of Charisma magazine (April 1999) featured
a full-page report that was nothing more than a Christianized
version of what one might expect from the secular and godless
supermarket tabloids. The Charisma article, entitled Prophets
Warn That United States Faces Threat of War, Islamic Terrorism,
reported on a January distress call from modern-day
prophets. The band of 18 leaders, who met behind
closed doors, included Wagner, Joyner and Paul Cain. According
to the magazine, this oracle of impending judgment was further
endorsed by others in the prophetic movement, including Bickle
(of Kansas City Fellowship fame), revivalist Tommy Tenney, and
Vineyard pastor James Ryle. Continued: http://www.pfo.org/fortune.htm
- A LEADING FIGURE IN THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION
- October 3, 2011 - A new charismatic Christian movement that
seeks to take dominion over politics, business and culture in
preparation for the end times and Jesus' return is becoming more
of a presence in American politics. The leaders are considered
apostles and prophets, gifted by God for this role. Several apostles
affiliated with the movement helped organize or spoke at Rick
Perry's August prayer rally, The Response. The international
"apostolic and prophetic" movement has been dubbed
the New Apostolic Reformation by C. Peter Wagner, who has become
one of its leaders. He describes himself as the first person
who noticed the movement, gave a name to it and started writing
books about it. He was, until recently retiring, the president
of Global Harvest Ministries. For 30 years, he was a professor
at Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Missions.
- On Fresh Air, Wagner joins Terry Gross for a discussion about
NAR and its mission.
- Among the topics discussed on Monday's show are: Wagner's
explanation about a recent video that has been shown on television
in which he claims the emperor of Japan had sex with the sun
goddess, a power of darkness headed by the kingdom of Satan,
and how that resulted in the decline of the Japanese stock market;
how demons figure into the belief structure of NAR; the role
of prophets and apostles within NAR; what Wagner means when he
describes the NAR's mission as taking dominion over business,
government, media, arts and entertainment, education, family
and religion; how he felt when he found out that Ted Haggard,
his World Prayer Center co-founder, had used drugs and had sex
with men; spiritual mapping; and the role of Jews and Israel
in preparing for the second coming. Continued:
- THE AGENDA & TEACHING OF THE NEW APOSTLE REFORMATION
- transcript of C. Peter Wagner, Arise Prophetic Conference,
Gateway Church, San Jose, CA, 10-10-2004
with forward by Sandy Simpson, 5/23/05 Continued: http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/arise.html
- CHRISTIAN CHURCH TEAMS UP WITH HIGH PRIESTESS OF ISIS
You won't believe how far famous denomination goes - Posted:
October 29, 2011 - 10:55 pm Eastern
- By Joe Kovacs WND - High priestess Loreon Vigne of Isis Oasis
- A Protestant church in California is coming under fire from
some Christians over its upcoming conference featuring "guided
meditations" by a high priestess of the pagan fertility
- The fifth annual "Faith and Feminism Conference"
taking place Nov. 1113 is being hosted by the Ebenezer
Lutheran Church in San Francisco, which bills itself as "herchurch."
- Among the scheduled participants is Loreon Vigne, high priestess
of Isis Oasis a temple, retreat and animal sanctuary Vigne
founded in 1978 in Geyserville, Calif.
- "I personally see Isis as Mother Nature," Vigne
told WND, "and that she encompasses everything with her
wings. She's a winged goddess. She encompasses any other goddess
from any culture."
- Vigne, who plans to bring several other priestesses to the
conference, will conduct prayers, songs and meditation.
- "Guided meditation is where the audience closes their
eyes and you take them on a little journey," she explained.
"I've taken people to their past lives in Egypt, as [that
culture] had all the secrets. They're the ones that knew. Their
main concept is to know thyself, know thy heart, know thy soul
and know thy purpose."
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- Continued: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=360365
- TWIST OF FAITH - OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN OR OUR MOTHER THE EARTH?
- By Berit Kjos: "... THE SEDUCTIVE MASKS OF FEMININE
- You probably wouldn't expect to find goddesses in a conservative
farming community in North Dakota. I didn't. But one day when
visiting my husband's rural hometown, a neighbor told us that
a new bookstore had just opened in the parsonage of the old Lutheran
Church. "You should go see it," she urged.
- I agreed, so I drove to a stately white church, walked to
the parsonage next door, and rang the bell. The pastor's wife
opened the door and led me into a large room she had changed
into a bookstore, leaving me to browse. Scanning the shelves
along the walls, I noticed familiar authors such as Lynn Andrews
who freely blends witchcraft with Native American rituals, New
Age self-empowerment, and other occult traditions to form her
- Among the multicultural books in the children's section,
one caught my attention. Called Many Faces of the Great Goddess,
it was a " coloring book for all ages." Page after
page sported voluptuous drawings of famed goddesses. Nude, bare-breasted,
pregnant, or draped in serpents, they would surely open the minds
of young artists to the lure of "sacred" sex and ancient
- Driving home, I pondered today's fast-spreading shift from
Christianity to paganism. Apparently, myths and spiritualized
sensuality sound good to those who seek new revelations and "higher"
truths. Many of the modern myths picture deities that fit somewhere
between a feminine version of God and the timeless goddesses
pictured in earth-centered stories and cultures. Yet, each can
be tailor-made to fit the diverse tastes and demands of today's
searching women.." From chapter: http://www.crossroad.to/Books/TwistofFaith/1-Father-Mother.html#goddess
- JANET PORTER IN PRAYER AT A POLICICAL RALLY IN 2010
- Watch the 2 minute video and hear her prayer to God:
- THE MIND-CHANGING MYTHS OF AVATAR
- Blending Hinduism, Shamanism and Goddess Spirituality
- By Berit Kjos - February 7, 2010 - Imagine a new world! Visualize
its beauty! Flow with your feelings! Become one with all! But
what about reality?
- "We...need to reawaken something very old...our understanding
of Earth wisdom. We need to accept the invitation to the dance
-- the dance of unity of humans, plants, the Earth."
- "I propose that Cameron is alluding to that tenth
avatar of Vishnu becoming manifest as the US marine in Pandora's
universe. The deliberate choice of the blue skin
instantly, magically and metaphorically relates our protagonist
to two previous avatars namely Rama and Krishna."
Sita Wadhwani, Mumbai Editor
- "When I woke up this morning after watching Avatar
for the first time yesterday, the world seemed... gray. It was
like my whole life, everything I've done and worked for, lost
its meaning.... I live in a dying world."
- With their cat-like eyes, pointed ears, snarling hiss and
balancing tails, the tall Na'vi humanoids fit right into a spiritual
network that supposedly links everything on Pandora, a lush distant
moon. Environmentally attuned, they ride through the skies on
powerful birds, climb the stony walls of magnificent hanging
mountains, and worship their goddess. Naturally, they despise
the corporate monstrosity that has invaded their habitat in search
of priceless resources.
- Those earthly intruders intend to excavate Pandora's most
sacred spot. To avoid war, they brought a scientific team trained
to befriend the indigenous Na'vi people and persuade them to
- That team includes latecomer Jake Sully, a paraplegic Marine
replacing his slain twin brother. After some training, his mind
and consciousness would periodically be transferred to his Na'vi-like
avatar -- a body originally made to match his brother's DNA.
- Remember the Hindu word avatar? It refers to an incarnation
or manifestation of a Hindu god. The most common avatars are
incarnations of the god Vishnu, and they include the mischievous
flute-playing Krishna and the bow-and-arrow carrying Rama (pictured
below). Both are usually pictured with bluish skin -- just like
the native Na'vis. Continued: http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/010/avatar.htm
- SEX ED AND GLOBAL VALUES
by Berit Kjos, 1998 - Skip down to change agent William
Glasser or Values
- "...change the values and take a different course of
living, then evolution will continue... Do not forget that from
now on you have to be Earth citizens...."1 Robert Muller,
former UN Assistant Secretary-General. Global Citizenship 2000
- When fifteen-year-old Kevin walked into his American History
class at Cupertino High School in California, he was given a
handout. He glanced at the title: "Heterosexuality: Can
It be Cured?" Weird, he thought and looked around. Some
of his friends were studying it, too. He read on:
- "Heterosexuality is a condition characterized by a sexual
attraction to members of the opposite gender. Many persons, in
all cultures, at all times, have been heterosexual. Whatever
the cause of this phenomenon, we can state without doubt that
there are many problems associated with heterosexuality, both
for the individual and society at large."
- Curious, Kevin scanned the list of problems. Women were especially
vulnerable, it said. They could face sexually transmitted diseases
and unplanned pregnancy as well as mental and psychological hazards"
such as "a state of homophobia." The suggested treatments
included psychotherapy and wide-spread sterilization of the heterosexual
population. Was this a joke?
- The next page gave the source of this bizarre "research".
It came from the American Public Health Association Caucus of
Gay and Public Health Workers. Contin ued: http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/sexed9-98.html
- LIBERTY UNIVERSITY IN TREACHEROUS WATERS
- Friday Church News Notes, September 30, 2011, www.wayoflife.org
- Jerry Falwell led the once-fundamentalist Thomas Road Baptist
Church and Liberty University into the treacherous waters of
the Southern Baptist Convention in the 1990s, and the result
was predictable. For the last few years Thomas Road and Liberty
have been moving within Rick Warrens sphere of influence.
Warren spoke at Libertys SuperConference 2003; Liberty
hosted a Purpose Driven conference in June 2008; Warren spoke
at Thomas Roads Innovate conference in August 2008, and
most recently he addressed students at Liberty on September 19,
2011. Warren says God wont ask about your doctrinal views,
which is a lie because the first purpose of Scripture is for
doctrine (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Warren frequently and approvingly
quotes heretics such as Roman Catholic universalists Mother Teresa
and Henri Nouwen. He promotes contemplative mysticism and its
most radical proponents such as Richard Foster and the Catholic-Buddhist
Thomas Merton. Rick Warren yokes together in ministry with New
Age practitioners such as Mehmet Oz, who promotes occultic Reiki,
and Daniel Amen who promotes Hindu tantric yoga. Warren presented
Roman Catholic inter-spiritualist globalist Tony Blair with a
peace prize at Saddleback Church in March of this year. The Southern
Baptist Convention is a worldly mixed multitude of evangelicals,
charismatics, theological modernists, Masons, modern textual
critics, theistic evolutionists, New Agers, female preachers,
pastor-ruling deacons, and no-discipline churches, all dancing
to the beat of rock & roll. The fact that many Independent
Baptist preachers are moving in the direction of the SBC in sympathy
and philosophy and most IBaptist preachers of influence are keeping
quiet about it on the public front is truly frightful. (For documentation
of the treacherous waters of the Southern Baptist Convention
see The Path from Independent Baptist to The Shack, Rome,
and Beyond -- http://www.wayoflife.org/
- CHARLES STANLEY PROMOTING CONTEMPLATIVE MYSTICISM
- Friday Church News Notes, September 30, 2011, www.wayoflife.org
- In the October 2011 issue of In Touch magazine, Charles Stanley
promotes blatant contemplative mysticism. Note the following:
... solitude is a deliberate choice to spend time with
God and give Him your undivided attention. ... My first suggestion
is to find a silent place thats free from distractions.
Once youre there, the next step is to DO NOTHING but make
yourself available to the Lord. In that moment, God is not necessarily
expecting you to read through a prayer list or study a devotional.
Simply invite Him to meet with you in the stillness and speak
to you through His Word, however He chooses. Depending on your
point of need, He may speak words of encouragement or instruction,
or simply surround you with His love. Dont be discouraged
if SENSING HIS PRESENCE doesnt happen right away. With
time youll EXPERIENCE IT in ways that are transforming
and unforgettable. ... through solitude we become intimate with
God, and nothing in this world compares with knowing Him deeply
(Ask Dr. Stanley, In Touch, Oct. 2011). What Stanley
is recommending is not biblical meditation; it is blind mysticism
that is borrowed from Romes dark monastic past. Stanley
is not explaining how to get alone with God without distractions
and study and meditate on Scripture and pray. He is explaining
how to sit in silence and DO NOTHING and expect God to meet me
in that context. When he mentions God speaking through His
Word, he is not referring necessarily to Scripture but
through an experience, a feeling, an intuition. To seek an experience
with God is the opposite of walking by faith C(which comes only
through Gods Word the Bible, Romans 10:17) and is a recipe
for spiritual delusion. If I were to follow Charles Stanleys
recommendation to seek God in the silence and expect
Him to reveal Himself to me in some experiential way apart from
Scripture, how would I know that it is God that is speaking?
The Bible warns repeatedly about the danger of being deceived
by the devil, who transforms himself into an angel of light (e.g.,
2 Corinthians 11; 1 Peter 5:8). Gods Word instructs the
believer to be sober and vigilant against spiritual deception
at all times. Every thought and experience must be carefully
tested by Holy Scripture. Contemplative mysticism was also promoted
in the January 2011 and the January 2010 issues of In Touch magazine.
Charles Stanley is another conservative evangelical
who is a bridge to the treacherous waters of ancient and end-time
apostasy. We have documented the great danger of the contemplative
mysticism movement in our book by that name. http://www.wayoflife.org
- BURDEN OF DAMASCUS
By Doug Krieger - "The burden against Damascus. Behold,
Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous
heap." (Isaiah 17:1)
1Handling the prophetic truth is not for pundits
suffering from editorial gastroenteritis it is what it
is, and, if you cant stomach it, you may kindly leave the
heat of the kitchen. Oh, and by the way
the messenger (although, according to rabbinic tradition, Isaiah
eventually was royally slain having been sawn asunder
hiding inside a cedar tree from the evil king Manasseh
utter poetic injustice!).
But what other injustices we now witness within the beautiful
city of Damascus apparently founded by the sons of Noah who got
into a squabble about naming the worlds oldest city wherein
the blood of Mash, the fourth son of Aram Bin Sam Bin Noah,
flowed soon after a heavy blow by his brother Aws deeply cut
Mashs head hence the meaning of Damascus:
A town built on the rock where the blood of Mash flowed?
Thus, the bloody beginning of earths oldest urban habitat
appears prophetically destined to replicate her torrid commencement
over something utterly mundane as in whats in a name?
TWO BLOWS FOR EACH BLOW
Now injustices? Indeed
nearly 3,000 lives (fast approaching
9/11 renown, along with 10,000 arrests
and you dont
wish to be arrested in Syria, by the way) have been sacrificed
upon the altar of Syrias Arab Spring and there seems little
abatement to the slaughter by the entrenched despot, President
Bashar al-Assad. After China and Russia (imagine that?) vetoed
UN Security Council efforts to impose additional sanctions on
the Syrian optometrist, NATO decided to ramp up the pressure
to squeeze Assad all the more in giving vent to democratic
Doing the communicative honors regarding the cost to his Excellency
in killing his own people were the newly-invigorated Ottoman
Turks who, of late, have been heralded as the guardians of the
old Caliphate who could perhaps inspire a new Islamic
amalgamation but with a more up-to-date rendition, expressing
tempered socio-religious fervor with a tinge of economic savvy
sort of Putin-style Eurasian Union (just what the Turks really
want with their old adversary):
Syrian President Bashar Assad on Tuesday (October 4, 2011)
threatened to set fire to the Middle East, and especially to
Israel, if NATO attacks Syria, the Iranian Fars news agency reported.
- BETHEL TO FEATURE BOB JONES AT UPCOMING PROPHETIC CONFRENCE
- January 13, 2011 by Craig - In an advertisement on Bethels
website is an upcoming prophetic conference - Piercing
The Darkness to be held at Bill Johnsons Bethel
Church February 23 25, 2011. Featured speakers are Bob
Jones, Joseph Garlington, Graham Cooke and Bethels own
Kris Vallotton. This blog post will focus on dangerous false
prophet Bob Jones.
- Yes, false prophet. I do not state these words lightly. This
is stated not just because some of his prophetic words
with specific parameters have proven false even though
this is true. It is said because, in addition, some of his words
are downright anti-Biblical, not just extra-Biblical. So, who
is Bob Jones? Heres the blurb from the upcoming conference:
- When only seven years old and walking on a dirt road
in Arkansas; the Arch Angel [sic] Gabriel appeared to Bob Jones
on a white horse and blew a double silver trumpet in his face.
He then threw an old bull skin mantle at Bobs feet. Although
fearful at the time he ran, however, many years later he returned
to pick up that old mantle which is that of a Seer Prophet. Bob
Jones is known as a contemporary prophet with a great love for
the Lord Jesus and His truth. His prophesies have spanned over
four decades as the Lord has enabled him to foretell earthquakes,
tidal waves, comets and weather patterns. Like Daniel who functioned
at an incredible level, Bob has often told leaders their dreams
and experiences, as well as their interpretation.
- After his death experience in 1975 God sent him back
to minister to church leadership and reach the multitudes with
His love, truth and equipping the saints with understanding of
the spiritual gifts. God promised Bob that he would see the beginning
of one billion souls coming into the kingdom in one great wave
of the end time harvest. Continued:
- MORMON BISHOP'S DAUGHTER SPILLS ROMNEY'S 'SECRETS'
- The daughter of a Mormon bishop who has abandoned her family's
faith claims in a new book the election of Mitt Romney to the
presidency would put the U.S. in danger due to what she calls
the Republican's "outrageous," "horrific"
and "mind-controlling" beliefs. Read the latest now
on WND.com. http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=354721
- EDNOTE: I don't generally bring my emails into the newsletter
since I get many from far away. This one was an exception due
to the links he included. I pray that you will pray for this
ministry to orphans. Blessings, Rita
Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. Thank you so much for all your valuable Prayers
for our Jesus Gospel Ministry. Lost month I and our team went
to the nearer rural villages in the Narsapur town and gave Gospel
Tracts door to door and Prayed for the sick people. We gave some
financial support for poor widows and poor Pastors. I and my
wife Jerusha went to Vishakhapatnam Town which is 300 miles away
from the Narsapur, there we reached the unreached people with
the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the nearer rural villages and we
gave to them food to eat and gave some financial support for
poor people. For your reference I am sending the photographs.
Please see the photos and Pray for our Jesus Gospel Ministry.
Through our ministry we are planning to help the orphans, widows
and poor Pastors in India. Please Pray to get sponsors for orphans,
widows and poor Pastors and tell about this Prayer Needs to your
friends, Church members and relatives to Pray. We gave all the
photos and details of orphans, widows and poor Pastors on our
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- DEALING WITH THOSE WHO ARE RESISTANT TO THE TRUTH
- September 8, 2011 David Cloud Wayof Life.org - But
foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender
strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be
gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing
those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them
repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may
recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken
captive by him at his will (2 Timothy 2:23-26).
- Avoid foolish questions (2 Timothy 2:23).
- Foolish questions are questions that are not asked sincerely
in order to know the truth but are asked with the objective of
hiding and confusing the truth; they are questions that are asked
to create doubt and strife.
- A trained Jehovahs Witness will typically ask such
questions. He doesnt want to know the truth; he only wants
to teach his false doctrine. His foolish questions include these:
How can God be one and yet three? How can Jesus be God when he
prayed to God? How can punishment in hell be eternal when the
Bible says God will burn the sinners up? How can death be a journey
when the Bible says it is a sleep? (For the answers, see our
book Things Hard to Be Understood: A Handbook of Biblical Difficulties.)
- If a person only wants to argue, it is a waste of time to
deal with them. There are scorners and there are the willing
listeners (Acts 17:32).
- We must deal with scorners wisely (Prov. 26:4-5). We must
not imitate the way of the fool by getting involved in endless
arguments; but we must briefly answer the fools arguments
so he will not think there are no answers and thus be wise in
his own conceits.
- Efforts to deal with willful heretics should be short lived
- On the other hand, if a person asks a sincere question, it
should be answered from the Bible. The man who led me to Christ
took the time to answer questions that came from pagan books
I had been reading, such as the Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the
Christ and Autobiography of a Yogi and Siddhartha, and from my
dabbling in a Hindu meditation society and Christian Science.
He patiently answered my questions with simple Bible doctrine,
but he didnt debate with me on a philosophical level.
- Be gentle, patient, humble (2 Timothy 2:24, 25).
- It is difficult to deal with people who are in the snare
of the Devil. They oftentimes mock the truth and are overbearing
and proud toward those who preach it, and we are tempted to respond
in kind. But if we deal with them in a like manner as they deal
with us, we only stir them up to more anger. A soft answer
turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger (Prov.
- It is important to understand that meekness doesnt
mean weakness and cowardliness. Moses was the meekest man, but
he was bold when dealing with error, such as when Israel worshipped
the golden calf. Jesus is meek and lowly in heart, but He was
firm and sometimes even severe in His dealings with the Pharisees
- Teach and instruct with Gods Word (2 Timothy 2:24,
- Gentleness and patience are not enough to win people to the
truth. There is no lifestyle evangelism in the Bible.
We must proclaim Gods Word. It alone has the power to convert
those who are in Satans snare.
- Trust in God (2 Timothy 2:25-26).
- Only God can deliver someone who is in the snare of the Devil.
I must not trust my debating skills or my knowledge or my teaching
ability or my patience and humility; I must trust only in the
Lord and His Word and Spirit to bring deliverance.
- We must understand that we are fighting a spiritual battle
against a spiritual enemy (v. 26).
- No matter how impossible the situation might appear, God
is able to give repentance.
- Repentance is both a gift from God and the responsibility
of the sinner. Compare 2 Timothy 2 verse 25 with 26. See also
Acts 17:30. http://www.wayoflife.org
- TOP EGYPTIAN MUSLIM DECLARES ALL CHRISTIANS INFIDELS
To what extent was Egypts Maspero massacre, wherein the military
literally mowed down Christian Copts protesting the ongoing destruction
of their churches, a product of anti-Christian sentiment?
A video of Egypts grand mufti, Sheikh Ali Gomaa (or Goma), which
began circulating weeks before the massacre, helps elucidate.
While holding that Muslims may coexist with Christians (who,
as dhimmis, have rights), Gomaa categorized Christians as kuffar
infidels a word that connotes enemies, evil-doers, and every
bad thing to Muslim ears.
After quoting Quran 5:17, Infidels are those who declare God
is the Christ, [Jesus] son of Mary, he expounded by saying any
association between a human and God (in Arabic, shirk) is the
greatest sin: Whoever thinks the Christ is God, or the Son of
God, not symbolically for we are all sons of God but attributively,
has rejected the faith which God requires for salvation, thereby
becoming an infidel.
- PREPARE FOR ARMAGEDDON
Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:03 - Armageddon (commonly known
as the battle against the anti-Christ) according to the Bible,
is the site of a battle during the end times, variously interpreted
as either a literal or symbolic location. The term is also used
in a generic sense to refer to any end-of-the-world scenario.
According to some Muslim and Christian interpretations, the Messiah
will return to earth and defeat the Antichrist, Satan the Devil,
in the battle of Armageddon. According to the Muslim belief,
it would be Imam Mehdi who would precede Prophet Jesus who would
fight the one eyed beast called Dajjal (Anti Christ). Then Satan
will be put into the bottomless pit or abyss for
1,000 years, known as the Millennial Age. After being released
from the abyss, Satan will gather Gog and Magog (peoples of two
specific nations) from the four corners of the earth. They will
encamp surrounding the holy ones and the beloved
city (this refers to Jerusalem). Fire will come down from
God, out of heaven and devour Gog and Magog after the Millennium.