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- From the Old Testament: "Woe unto them that decree
unrighteous decrees [gay marriages?], and that write grievousness
which they have prescribed; "(Isaiah 10:1)
"And what will ye do in the day of visitation,
and in the desolation which shall come from far
[speaking to Israel]? to whom will ye flee for help?
and where will ye leave your glory? Without me they shall bow
down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain.
For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched
out still." (Isaiah 10:3-4)
- "And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of
the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have
I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing,
or opened the mouth, or peeped." (Isaiah
10:14) "And it shall come to pass in that day, that
the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the
house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote
them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in
truth." (Isaiah 10:20) " And
it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken
away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and
the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing."
(Isaiah 10:27) Reference: Daniel 9:24, 1John
2:20: "Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people
and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make
an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and
to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision
and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy." "They went
out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of
us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went
out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all
of us. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye
know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know
not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of
the truth. (1 John 2:19-21) (kjv)
- :: GREETINGS to all and the newcomers to this list. We'd
like to introduce ourselves. George and Rita Williams, who founded
this ministry, were Mormons (Temple Mormons part of the time)
for 20 years. We prayed to God in 1992 to allow us to do a ministry
speaking out against Scientology. Six months later God led us
to the truth: out of the cult of Mormonism. We did not know at
the time we were in a cult. No-one had witnessed to us in 20
- The Holy Spirit brought us to information about all the cults
and the present development of the New World Order. We began
bringing our research to you. Because all the research was already
done, we decided to build a library within Cephas Ministry.
- We are fundamental Bible students and have left all
- The focus of these newsletters is to prove why we had
to leave the world system. We are called 'Watchmen on the
Wall' which God always had during the Old / New Testament Times.
- To understand what is happening, one has to know the Bible
to compare notes.
- The first section is about the church.
The news about churches is unedited unless indicated by Ednotes.
The church as we knew it, is undergoing disintegration. This
began on a fast track in the early nineteen sixties when the
Catholic Church produced liberal Vatican II to replace Vatican
- The trend since then has been ecumenical which is truly what
the word 'Catholicism' means: a universal religion all
inclusive and multicultural. The Bible calls for a final church
which doesn't resemble what Jesus taught. The Word of God has
undergone many changes to fit the present mode. The Bible calls
for a falling away from the truth before Jesus
comes back for His Bride, the true believers called 'Ekklesia.'
Our newsletters prove this fact and prove that the Bible is true
from beginning to end.
- The second section is about globalism
where we bring your attention to the social, political and global
trend to prove that we are moving to closure of the times of
- The third section compliments End Time
teachings with what is happening in Israel. We describe and watch
for signs of the coming Tribulation to confirm that we are moving
into that space and time.
- Watchmen on the wall do not solicit memberships. We have
an email group that gets information when we upload new information
and a newsletter whenever it is possible time wise. We love the
Lord with all our hearts and minds and we love all people God
has created but especially those who love our Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ. Our Statement of Faith is at http://www.cephasministry.com/statement_of_faith.html
- ::We believe every word in the KJV Bible and believe it is
the Word of God and that Jesus is the Christ, God Himself, who
spilled His blood on the cross for our sins and rose again to
prepare a place for those who accept 'His' righteousness as their
righteousness. They are those who accept Jesus Christ as their
Lord and Savior, Jews first and then Gentiles. We expect to be
raptured in a pretribulation Rapture to live with God the Father,
God His Son Jesus Christ and God the Holy Spirit, who are ONE
GOD in three persons, forever.
We pray the Lord will bless you with a thirst for truth and a
desire to serve Him exclusively, in Christ Jesus, Nicholas A.
Stivers, NicholasScrolls and Rita Williams, Cephas Ministry /
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- ALERT: AOL AND HOTMAIL SUBSCRIPTONS
- We discovered that our newsletters are ending up in the spam
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We will be sending a different subject line until it works and
gets your email into your regular mail. To find your newsletters
for AOL go to your webmail at AOL and click on spam
mail and you will find your newsletters. The time allotted
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- More exciting News: We are adding three more
- 1) A friend of the ministry of long standing of which we
are avid readers, is Rapture Watch, produced by Jamma
Mohkriby in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jamma and wife, Sharon,
who is homeschooling four children, invite you to join the Rapture
Watch Newsletter (monthly issues) list at www.cephasministry.com/mail/
- Jamma's Latest Netletter #373: http://rapturewatch.cephasministry.com/373
The Devils Departure.html
- 2) We are very proud to present "Feed my Sheep"
which is long overdue. These letters have been in our email for
many months almost daily and have been such an inspiration that
we have decided to share them with you. Take a peek at http://feed-my-sheep.cephasministry.com
- 3) We are saving the best for last. Nicholas A Stivers was
blessed with a helping hand from a special friend who directs
a radio program here in Tampa, Dade City and Zephyrhills area.
Nicholas will start his own show beginning with April 2, 2004.
- "The Hour of Apostasy Revealed" will begin April
2, 2004 from 7:00 PM - 8 PM on Friday nights on AM-1350 WDCF Tampa, Dade City and
Zephyrhills, Florida - You can hear it live by going to the website
of The Grassy Knoll at the same time the program is presented.
- Click on the icon to go to audio streaming online.
- From The
Grassy Knoll airs
Fridays from 5-7 pm,
on AM-1350 WDCF, with
rebroadcasts on 87.9 FM and Live 365 Dade City Micro
Radio on Sundays at 10 am.
- Upcoming Show:
- Hour One: Shu Bartolomew
from the radio show On the Commons will speak to
the growing despotism of home owners associations and community
- Hours Two and Three: Chris
Pinto, documentary filmmaker,
will discuss his recent release, Meggido:
The March to Armaggedon,
which chronicles the advance of the Satanic one-world government
and the principal individuals and global organizations who have
supported the movement across the centuries.
- Our program will run on Fridays
from 7:00 - 8:00 PM on AM-1350 WDCF in our vicinity. We have
built a website which will be linked to Cephas Ministry called:
CEPHAS LIVE MEDIA
- at http://www.apostasyrevealed.org
This website is pending. Here Nicholas will have his own page
with mp3s available internationally downloadable by targeting
and saving to your computer or you can listen there. Other
Ministries will participate on the website.
- OTHER IN HOUSE NEWS:
- Due to income tax time and all the bookkeeping that goes
with it, we have only added one major area to the website and
some minor files. Of course reports are about the latest rave:
"The Passion of Christ". Lots has been written about
the movie and you are invited to check the index at http://www.cephasministry.com/index_the_passion.html
- We also find it necessary to start a new index named MARTYRS
see the beginning of it below. We expect more to happen there.
We met up with a website in Australia that made our hair stand
on end. According to that online very comprehensive book (free)
the Noahide law is already in practice and will be felt shortly.
The Passion of Christ is the catalyst according to the following
- WASHINGTON D.C. (Capitol Press) - A prominent Jewish organization
has denounced Mel Gibson's "The Passion" as an act
of terrorism and can prove the movie violates the Patriot Act.
Jews Against Anti-Semitism, a recently formed Washington D.C.
based defense league for Jews, has issued a press release pointing
out sections of U.S. law which are being violated by Mel Gibson's
film. "Clearly there are laws on the books which have outlawed
the inciting of riots or acts civil disobedience which endanger
human life. Mel Gibson's movie will incite violence against Jews
and put the lives of million of Jews in danger" said Rabbi
David Feldman, a spokes person for Jews Against Anti-Semitism.
Indeed, see HJR 104, Public Law 102-14 Universal Noahide Laws
of Talmud Bavli, which states that any one who worships Jesus
of Nazareth should be decapitated... Oh, yes, Judeo Apostate
Churchizionist, "Stand by your Flesh Israel" for you
are in admittance that you worship they who hate Christ the Lord.
According to Rabbi Feldman "Under Section 802 of the 2001
USA Patriot Act, any crime which endangers human life is defined
as an act of domestic terrorism. Mel Gibson's incitement of anti-Semitism
is a civil disobedience crime which endangers human life and
under the Patriot Act "The Passion" is an act
of domestic terrorism" The USA Patriot Act was signed into
law by President George W. Bush shortly after the September 11th
terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C. in order to
protect Americans from terrorism.
"We are hereby calling on Attorney General John Ashcroft,
the Department of Justice, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge
and the Department of Homeland Security to arrest Mel Gibson
as a terrorist, confiscate all prints of "the Passion",
confiscate all materials related to the film as "terrorist
paraphernalia" and shut down every terrorist hate site on
the internet supporting the film" said Rabbi Feldman.
The Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security
have yet to respond to the inquiries made by Capitol Press regarding
- Matthew 23:35 kjv "That upon you may come all the
righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous
Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew
between the temple and the altar.That upon you may come all the
righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous
Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew
between the temple and the altar."
- Matthew 27:25 kjv "Then answered all the people,
and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.Then answered
all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children."
- Revelation 18:24 kjv - And in her was found the blood
of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the
- For the whole story "Who Killed Jesus" one chapter
- THE LAST DECEPTION
- This website was compiled from many
great researchers, The Holy Bible and written by Robert G. Pickle,
a believer in Christ Jesus - There are some areas we do not agree
with but it is extremely informational and describes where we
are today. You have to have a good handle on the Scriptures to
not get confused. That will be essential in general to hold your
own during the coming days.
- We are like frogs in a pot of water and the heat has been
turned up little by little. The website presenting 'The Last
Deception' is one where the heat is way up and it may be too
tough for you to digest. Only go there if you have been conditioned
gradually and I'm serious. Some get frightened and we do not
wish to be responsible for anyone losing their faith.
- "And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother
perish, for whom Christ died? But when ye sin so against the
brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh
while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend." (Corinthians 8:11-13)
- T h e L a s t D e c e p t i o n
- MARTYRS AND HOW THEY MET UP WITH THEIR
- March 11, 2004 - I received the following email. It relates
to the false charges, arrest and detention of a historian/research
scholar on the Illuminati. Fritz Springmeier released his book
"13 Bloodlines of the Illuminati" in which he believed
to have uncovered the 13 families making the Illuminati. Shortly
after, he was indicted on yet to be proven charges and languishes
in prison indefinitely.(Oregon)
- The following email/page relates to him, his book and even
a link to the etext version of the book.
- I am sure it will be of immense value in your research and
- If you do find it of value, please do publicise his plight
on your website. He has been largely forgotten.
- Regards H
- We have quite a few forgotten warriors that laid their lives
down for the Gospel which doesn't seem possible in a "God
fearing" country. I have watched it over and over and nobody
talks about it or remembers these men who should be commended
for their courage to tell what they discovered to help us stay
out of the traps.
- Ed Decker who was a great example to me in exposing Mormonism
and Freemasonry had attempts on his life on several occasions.
Our biggest enemy is the workload that we encounter when we get
involved because there is no funding so we can hire help and
our health deteriorates due to confinement to working around
the clock. We don't eat right nor get much sleep and have little
money to work with. Ed had a stroke that affected his brain and
is slowly recuperating and we were sorry to hear that. We need
his work to continue.
- William Josiah Sutton died shortly after he published a number
of expose's. He is considered one of the greatest wishle blowers
of all time. He died shortly after he published a number of expose's.
- Ancient Prophecies About the Dragon,
the Beast and the False Prophet
William Milton Cooper, 58, of Eager, had hosted a talk show broadcast
on the Worldwide Christian Radio out of Nashville, which receives
it via phone from his home in St. Johns. He had millions of listeners
worldwide.. He said he would never be taken alive and he wasn't.
He was killed in a shootout. Cooper was the author of "
a Pale Horse " by William Cooper Paperback: 500
pages Publisher: Light Technology Publications.
- Randall N Baer told his story about his encounter with New
Age. He had been a leader in the movement and his fate was sealed
in a car accident. It is believed that someone tampered with
his vehicle. His brakes malfunctioned I believe and he was killed.
His book was one of the first that came to me after I left Mormonism
and helped me a great deal to understand the nightmare we are
in just living on this planet.
- Inside the New Age Nightmare by Randall
- Walter Martin did not get very old. He was in prayer on his
knees when he died. He was about as staunch as you can get in
his messages and helped many get out of cults. We carry most
of his tapes in the library. He knew how to tell it better than
anyone I know. He addressed every cult out there.
- Founder of "The Gospel Catholic" who directed the
"The Conversion Center, Inc. Rev. Donald F. Maconaghie survived
by his wife Patricia, spoke out for many years about the heresy
taught within Catholicism. Their messages helped us understand
and inspired us to keep working. Donald was driving to a meeting
and dropped dead. Reason unknown. Patricia is carrying on as
the international director in Raleigh, North Carolina, PO Box
31688, Raleigh, NC 27622 1 800 631 8220 firstname.lastname@example.org
- She features wellknown Irish Dr. Ian R.K. Paisley, known
for his candor, in her newsletters.
- There are others that have come and gone. Time does not permit
me to go on. We just wish to pay tribute to those in the US who
are dying for the our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and remain
forever forgotten by those who benefit from their work day in
and day out.
- FOUR MISSIONARIES SLAIN IN IRAQ AND ONE WOUNDED
- BAGHDAD, Iraq (March 16) (AP)-- Hours after four U.S. missionaries
were slain in a drive-by shooting in the northern city of Mosul,
the top U.S. military commander said Tuesday that such attacks
were meant to divide the 36-member coalition occupying Iraq.
Carrie Taylor McDonnall, who was injured in the attack; her husband,
David E. McDonnall; Karen Denise Watson; Jean Dover Elliott;
and Larry T. Elliott. The death toll in the attack on five Baptist
missionaries rose to four on Tuesday after one of the injured
died while being flown to a military hospital in Baghdad, the
U.S. military said. Their car was riddled with bullets. They
said they KNEW THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO WITNESS TO MUSLIMS BUT
WERE THERE FOR OTHER REASONS. The Elliotts were scouting the
best location for a water purification project. What did
Jesus tell His diciple John three times: "If you love me,
feed my sheep." We are to be about the business of sharing
the Gospel not nation building. That job is the government's
job. That is why we pay taxes.
- Click here for the whole story with pictures of the
- PASSION TICKETS BEAR 'MARK OF THE BEAST'
ROME, Georgia (AP) -- March 1, 2004 - Tickets at one movie theater
screening Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ"
are being deemed decidedly unholy. The number 666, which many
Christians recognize as the "mark of the beast," is
appearing on movie tickets for Gibson's film at a Georgia theater,
drawing complaints from some moviegoers.
- The machine that prints tickets assigned the number 666 as
a prefix on all the tickets for the film, said Gary Smith, owner
of the Movies at Berry Square in northwest Georgia. The 666 begins
a series of numbers that are listed below the name of the movie,
the date, time and price. "It's from our computer and it's
absolutely a coincidence," Smith said. "It has nothing
to do with the film company or any vendor. It's completely in
- In the Bible, the book of Revelation says 666 is the "number
of the beast," usually interpreted as Satan or the Antichrist.
Several patrons have made comments about the numbers, and one
person who was uncomfortable having 666 on her ticket asked for
a pass to be substituted for a ticket.
- "A lot of people have asked what the numbers mean, some
said it seemed odd, some said it was inappropriate," said
theater employee Erica Diaz. The movie, which opened Wednesday,
is a bloody depiction of Christ's final hours and crucifixion.
- MEL'S PASSION BY DAVE HUNT - THE BEREAN CALL
- MARCH 5, 2004 - Confusion (at best) seems to be swirling
around "The Passion of the Christ." An email was forwarded
to me (and probably thousands of other believers) months ago
asking for prayer for the cast and crew of "The
Passion of the Christ," who, at the time, were undergoing
"heavy spiritual warfare." The email originator, Ron
Handley, said he was in contact with the film's star, James Caviesel,
whom he had "discipled" when Jim was a student at the
University of Wash. He noted Jim's prayer request: "This
movie has the potential to bring the entire world, including
the nonreligious, to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ."
Handley then exhorts the reader to "pray right now for the
people you need to invite to see the movie with you."
- So where's the "confusion"? The email gives the
distinct impression that Caviesel is a fellow believer. Really?
Does Caviesel have a "saving knowledge of Jesus Christ?"
His subsequent interviews reveal him to be
an extraordinarily devout Roman Catholic. There's not even a
hint of that in the email. Yet Caviesel in other places proclaims
his zeal for his Catholic faith, his taking the Eucharist daily
during the film's production, his spiritually arming himself
with relics of dead saints and "a splinter from Christ's
cross," his praying the Rosary throughout the shooting of
the film, his devotion to the Marian apparition of Medjugorje,
and his belief that "The Passion of the Christ" was
"made by Mary for her Son." Pray for James Caviesel's
true salvation, and
especially for discernment for the believers, shepherds, and
the sheep flocking to this extremely Catholic motion picture.
- ISRAELI PRESIDENT ASKS VATICAN TO REVEAL LIST OF TEMPLE TREASURES
AND TO RETURN THEM TO BE USED IN THE SOON-TO-BE REBUILT TEMPLE
- Israeli President, Moshe Katzav, asks Vatican to reveal list
of Temple treasures and Judaica held by them
On more than one occasion the Temple Mount Faithful Movement
demanded that the Pope return the Temple treasures to Israel
to be used in the soon-to-be-rebuilt Temple.
During his recent visit to Italy, the President of Israel, Moshe
Katzav, asked the Prime Minister of the Vatican, Cardinal Angelo
Sudano, to prepare a list of all the Temple treasures, vessels,
and Judaica that are being held by the Vatican. The President
asked for the Vatican's co-operation on this sensitive matter.
The Arch of Titus in Rome. The Jewish captives can be seen in
the pure golden Menorah from the Second Temple in Jerusalem
together with other holy vessels from the Temple. Click here
to see representation. [ http://www.templemountfaithful.org/News/20030112.htm
Christo - Jan 17, 2004 - Prophetic suspicions about the Pope
becoming the primary facilitator for the rebuilding of the Third
Jewish Temple (and thus THE candidate to fulfill the role of
the Beast/Antichrist) seem to be materializing, as the reposted
news article below reveals...
- Pope John Paul II just met yesterday with Israel's chief
rabbis to assure them of his commitment to improve Catholic-Jewish
relations. On the rabbis' agenda was to bring up the issue about
the Vatican housing their Second Temple's golden menorah, which
Arch of Titus (photo) depicts having been carried off (along
with other temple artifacts) to Rome following the 70 A.D. destruction
of the Temple. Israeli
President Moshe Katzav, had similarly requested the Vatican
to return the Menorah and Temple artifacts sometime ago during
a visit to Italy...
- Rabbinical Judaism, shaped by the writings of 12th-century
Jewish scholar Moses Maimonides, is conditioned to accept the
one who helps rebuild their Third Temple, as their Messiah. The
Vatican, as the following article discloses, displayed some of
Maimonides' original manuscripts as though dangling bait in front
of the chief rabbis to further win their trust towards the Papacy.
This makes Jewish rabbis and their followers prime candidates
for the deceptions of the Beast/Antichrist, which earlier Beast
Watch newsletters have logically and scripturally shown to be
the Pope backed by the Vatican powers...
- More about the issues surrounding the rebuilding of the Third
Jewish Temple are covered in detail in this past Beast Watch
- In the meantime, witness the works of the Antichrist preparing
the way for himself and Satan's greatest endtime deception of
the Jewish people...
- Vatican welcomes Israeli rabbis. The candelabra was among
a hoard of treasures stolen from the Temple
The Pope has described a meeting with Israel's chief rabbis on
Friday as "a sign of great hope" and a chance to improve
understanding and co-operation. .. The rabbis had said they would
bring up a fabled biblical candelabra thought to have been looted
by Romans in AD 70. But one of them later said they had left
it to the Pope's "discretion".
- For the whole article go to: http://www.cephas-library.com/israel/israel_pope_meets_israels_chief_rabbis.html
- EVANGELICAL CATHOLICS NOT BORN AGAIN
- December 18, 2003 David Cloud - WayofLife.org - There has
been much talk about "evangelical Catholics" in the
past 10 years. These, allegedly, are people who are born again
but who remain in
the Roman Catholic Church. In 2000 I attended a large ecumenical
charismatic conference in St. Louis,
Missouri, with press credentials. More than half of the attendees
were Roman Catholic, so I took my own little survey by interviewing
representatives of the organizations that had displays in the
- I asked one simple question: "When were you born again?"
Not one evangelical Catholic that I interviewed gave me a scriptural
answer to this most important question.
- A nun from Notre Dame said, "I've always been in love
- A woman who teaches in the art department at the Franciscan
University of Steubenville said she was born again either when
she saw a miraculous light shining around the priest at her first
mass when she was 15 years old or at her first charismatic retreat
- A representative of Chariscenter USA told me he was born
again when he was baptized as a teenager and that his children
were born again when they were baptized as infants.
- A representative of Marian Publishers was very puzzled and
informed me that "born again" is not a Catholic term.
After I explained that Jesus used the term in John 3, he replied
that he was probably born again when he was baptized as a baby
and also when he was confirmed.
- One of the founders of Signs of the Times Apostolate told
me she was born again when she was baptized and confirmed and
when she rededicated her life to God at age 21.
- Joseph, a lay "brother" in a Catholic order, told
me he was born again when he attended a charismatic meeting in
the 1970s during graduate school and that it was a gradual thing
of becoming serious about God.
- John 3:3 " Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily,
verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot
see the kingdom of God. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent
in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world
to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be
saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that
believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed
in the name of the only begotten Son of God."
- VERSES WHICH POINT TO A RAPTURE
Jn 14:1-3 Rom 8:19 I Cor 15:1-53 1 Cor 16:22 Phil 3:20-21 Col
3:4 1 Thess 1:10 1 Thess 5:9 2 Thess 5:23 1 Tim 6:14 2 Tim 4:1
Titus 2:13 Heb 9:28 Jas 5:7-9 1 Pet 1:7,13 1 Jn 2:28-3:2 Jude
21 Rev 2:25 Rev 3:10 [According to a Christian Witness Ministry
contending for the faith.]
- HOW DO WE KNOW THERE WILL BE A "SECOND COMING",
SEPARATE FROM THE RAPTURE"?
- Dan 2:44-45 Dan 7:9-14 Dan 12:1-3 Zech 14:1-15 Mt 24:15-31
Mt 26:64 Mk 13:14-27 Mk 14:62 Lk 21:25-28 Acts 1:9-11 Acts 3:19-21
1 Thess 3:13 2 Thess 1:6-10 2 Pet 3:1-14 Jude 14-15 Rev 1:7 Rev
19:11-20:6 Rev 22:7,12,20 [According to a Christian Witness Ministry
contending for the faith.]
- REVIVAL REUNION
- South African Pentecostal Evangelist Rodney Howard-Browne
who became a naturalized American and taught that "sheep
needed to be fleeced or they would have too much hair and could
not see where they are going. It was the pastor's job to fleece
the sheep " a ten year revival reunion was held
on November 22, 2003 at Carpenter's Home Church, Lakeland, Florida!
- We have an excellent video that reveals the hidden agenda
of Rodney, Coopeland, Hagin, Hinn, and company. It reveals where
the contortions come from, that subjected people undergo, are
- V 118 CMI - Awake in the
New Millennium - (Expose' Toronto Blessing etc..) Stacy Lynch
- THEY ARE IN TROUBLE BECAUSE THERE IS NO SHEPHERD
- .Rita, I did, and from there went and read all of Nicholas's
article's. They ministered to me deeply & are awesome!!!
Praise God! I can't tell you how much you're site has been a
blessing and a resource for my husband & I. The way you put
all the articles together really gives the overall picture. I
cut and pasted the article into a word document and am going
to print it and mail it to the remnant in our area.
We went outside the camp 4 years ago after being in Santa Cruz
Bible Church (Chip Ingram/ Dan Kimball) for 10 years. We saw
the deceit going on and came out from among them. But have felt
desperate to warn as watchman anyone who has ears to hear, which
sadly are very few. Luke 18:8b Nevertheless when the Son of man
cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: You
have seen all the calamity that I have brought on Jerusalem and
on all the cities of Judah... because of their wickedness which
they have committed to provoke Me to anger, in that they went
to burn incense and to serve other gods whom they did not know,
they nor you nor your fathers. However I have sent to you all
My servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying,
'Oh, do not do this abominable thing that I hate! But they
did not listen or incline their ear to turn from their wickedness,
to burn no incense to other gods." Jeremiah 44:2-6
My husband was raised Catholic including 16 yrs of Parochial
Catholic education before he came to salvation in Jesus Christ
June 1980. I came from multigenerational occult family before
coming to saving knowledge & believing on Jesus Christ as
my Lord and Savior in February 1979. And because of that background
I have a real radar for anything occultic that is creeping into
the church and for my husband it's the awareness of the march
toward Rome. And with the "Occult doctrine" they delight
in "hiding in plain sight" where they state their agenda
openly knowing the undiscerning and spiritually blind will not
see it. As Hitler stated, "the best concealment is the best
advertisement. "Hear this now, O foolish people, Without
understanding, Who have eyes and see not, And who have ears and
hear not: Do you not fear Me? says the Lord. Will
you not tremble at My presence?" Jeremiah 5:21-22
"The wicked prowl on every side, when vileness is exalted
among the sons of men." Psalm 12:8
I was struck by the picture you posted from Rick Warren's site.
With the three pyramids and the sun. The triangle in the occult
is their trinity,( Lucifer, antichrist & false prophet) and
in that picture it's been multiplied therefore emphasized three
times. The sun is the god Ra, but also depicts rays coming out,
similar to the rays radiating out of the eye of Horus on the
dollar bill, which also connects to the Masonic symbolism of
the royal secret of 30~ masonry. With the symbol's and logos
that are used on his site and materials, Rick Warren is hiding
his "purpose" and agenda in plain site. An astonishing
and horrible thing has been committed in the land: The prophets
prophesy falsely, And the priests rule by their own power; And
My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end?"
"...the time is coming that whoever kills you will think
that he offers God service. And these things they will do to
you because they have not known the Father nor Me." John
"Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,
fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred,
contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions,
dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries,
and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also
told you in time past, that those who practice such things will
not inherit the kingdom of God." Galatians 5:19-21
They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in
the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called
by men, Rabbi, Rabbi." Matthew 23:6-7
"The diviners envision lies and tell false dreams;
They comfort in vain.
Therefore the people wend their way like sheep;
They are in trouble because there is no shepherd.
My anger is kindled against the shepherds...." Zechariah
- Thank you again for your faithfulness...Keep marching on
with a heart courageous,
- FULLER SEMINARY TO CREATE INTERFAITH CODE OF ETHICS
12.08.2003 - Statement prohibits "proselytizing," but
school leaders say "gracious evangelism" still acceptable.
Compiled by Ted Olsen - Does Fuller Seminary program really oppose
evangelism of Muslims?
Stories in the Los Angeles Times and Associated Press over the
weekend have potential to create a problem for Fuller Theological
Seminary and its president, Richard Mouw.
- "One of the nation's leading evangelical Christian seminaries
has launched a federally funded project for making peace with
Muslims, featuring a proposed code of ethics that rejects offensive
statements about each other's faiths, affirms a mutual belief
in one God, and pledges not to proselytize," Times religion
writer Teresa Watanabe begins her story. [Full story at http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/149/12.0.html
If link won't open, cut and paste it into your browser]
- A PROMINENT ACCUSER IN BOSTON ABUSE SCANDAL IS FOUND DEAD
- BOSTON, Feb. 23, 2004 Pam Belluck - Patrick McSorley
was 12 when a priest named John J. Geoghan took him out for ice
cream, offering comfort to a boy whose father had just committed
suicide. Instead, as Mr. McSorley described it years later, Father
Geoghan molested him in his car. Father Geoghan would become
a central figure in the sexual abuse scandal that rocked the
parishes of Boston. He was defrocked in 1998 and sentenced to
prison in 2002 for fondling a 10-year-old boy. And Mr. McSorley
would become one of the scandal's most public accusers, appearing
at news conferences, demonstrations and court hearings.
- But on Monday, after years of struggling with the scars of
his ordeal, Mr. McSorley, 29, was found dead in a friend's apartment
in Boston's North End. A Police Department spokesman, David Estrada,
said the cause of death would not be known until autopsy results
were analyzed.Mr. McSorley was one of the first people to come
forward with accusations of abuse, telling his story in January
2002, as the scandal was erupting. He was also one of the younger
men to speak publicly about his experience...
- By all accounts, Mr. McSorley wrestled with demons, even
after Mr. Geoghan went to prison, and even after Mr. McSorley
and 85 others who said they were molested by Mr. Geoghan shared
a $10 million legal settlement in September 2002. "The money's
nothing," said William Oberle, a friend of Mr. McSorley
who said he was a victim of abuse. "It doesn't bring closure."
- In August, Mr. Geoghan was strangled and beaten in prison;
another inmate was charged in the killing. "I said when
Geoghan died, at least he'll never molest another child again,"
Mr. Oberle said. "But he's still molesting them. He's still
affecting these children."
- FEEDING SHEEP OR AMUSING GOATS?
A Message by C. H. Spurgeon That Speaks To Us Today - An evil
resides in the professed camp of the Lord so gross in its imprudence
that the most shortsighted can hardly fail to notice it. During
the past few years it has developed at an abnormal rate evil
for evil. It has worked like leaven until the whole lump ferments.
The devil has seldom done a cleverer thing than hinting to the
Church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment
for the people, with a view to winning them. From speaking out
as the Puritans did, the Church has gradually toned down her
testimony, then winked at and excused the frivolities of the
day. Then she tolerated them in her borders. Now she has adopted
them under the plea of reaching the masses.
- My first contention is that providing amusement for the people
is nowhere spoken of in the Scriptures as a function of the Church.
If it is a Christian work why did not Christ speak of it? "Go
ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature."
That is clear enough. So it would have been if He has added,
"and provide amusement for those who do not relish the gospel."
No such words, however, are to be found. It did not seem to occur
to Him. Then again, "He gave some apostles, some prophets,
some pastors and teachers, for the work of the ministry."
Where do entertainers come in? The Holy Spirit is silent concerning
them. Were the prophets persecuted because they amused the people
or because they refused? The concert has no martyr roll...
- After Peter and John were locked up for preaching, the Church
had a prayer meeting, but they did not pray, "Lord grant
Thy servants that by a wise and discriminating use of innocent
recreation we may show these people how happy we are." If
they ceased not for preaching Christ, they had not time for arranging
entertainments. Scattered by persecution, they went everywhere
preaching the gospel. They "turned the world upside down."
That is the difference! Lord, clear the Church of all the rot
and rubbish the devil has imposed on her and bring us back to
- THE BENNY HINN SHOW COMES TO MUMBAI, INDIA
- City Archbishop urges Catholics to stay away from preacher's
'Festival of Blessings', his biggest show ever. http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=75013#
- BENNY HINN'S 'PRAY FOR INDIA' MEET RAISES HACKLES EVEN FROM
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
- Times News Network - February 14, 2004 - MUMBAI: Preacher
Benny Hinn's 'Pray for India ' meet, scheduled to begin in the
city on Friday, has raised the hackles of not only the Catholic
Church but the Vishwa Hindu Parishad as well. VHP activists,
besides filing a police complaint, have warned that they will
take action at the venue if anything objectionable is said about
the Hindu religion or India . The complaint, filed with the commissioner
of police, demands that the police investigate two things: whether
the preacher is misusing a tourist visa and what the source of
his funding is. It also stresses that should there be an attempt
at conversion, it should be stopped immediately. "Top police
officials have assured us that the event will be monitored closely
and action will be taken if necessary," says Arun Handa
of theMumbai VHP. Alleging that the purpose of the rally is religious
conversion, the VHP cites Mr Hinn's backgroundâwhich
they claim is evangelisticâas proof. "In
a secular country like India , such conventions are a clear violation
of secularism," says a spokesperson. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/496170.cms
- SOME CHURCHES JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN
- The Christian Science Monitor - Kris Axtman - HOUSTON -After
a rousing live performance of "Jesus is better than life,"
broadcast over three Jumbotrons in the Compaq Center, Victoria
Osteen steps to the podium in front of 16,000 cheering Sunday
worshipers and proclaims: "We're going to rock today. This
place has been rocked a lot of times, but it's never been rocked
for Jesus." Indeed, the sports arena first opened with The
Who in 1975 and closed with ZZ Top just weeks ago. It has been
home to two Houston Rockets championships and plenty of other
memorable games and events. But earlier this month, the Compaq
Center took on a new role as city leaders officially turned the
keys over to Lakewood Church - the largest congregation in the
United States, with more than 25,000 attendants each weekend,
according to Church Growth Today. Gone are traditional religious
dogma, rituals, and symbols, replaced by
uplifting songs and sermons. Congregants are taught that - through
God - they are victors, not victims. The messages are encouraging
and easy to swallow, and no one is called a sinner. It's "Jesus
meets the power of positive thinking."
- "There's none of that old-time religion; none of that
hell-and-damnation, fire-and-brimstone preaching," says
Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American
Public Life at Boston College. "The message tends to be
more upbeat, one of empowerment. And it seems to be working.
These churches are packed." At Lakewood's recent groundbreaking
services, Pastor Joel Osteen's
sermon - given like a motivation speech - included phrases like:
"Keep a good attitude. Don't get negative or bitter. Be
determined. Shake it off and step up."
- Worked into a frenzy by the 10-piece band and 300-member
choir, dozens of slick music videos and, yes, the wave, congregants
were enraptured. "We love it. We don't miss a Sunday,"
says Annette Ramirez, sitting in the arena's front row with her
husband, Joe. "The message is always very positive and the
music is great." [http://thebereancall.org newsletter]
- MAKING IT UP AS THEY GO ALONG
- Cult leaders have shouldered a heavy burden. Not speaking
under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, they utter prophecies
which with time prove to be false. Under the date of January
23, 1833, Joseph Smith
recorded the following in his History of the Church, volume 1,
page 323: "... my father presented himself,... I asked of
him a father's blessing, which he granted by laying his hands
upon my head, in the name of Jesus Christ, and declaring that
I should continue in the Priest's office until Christ comes."
- When the Twelve Apostles were first ordained in the Mormon
church some of them also received the promise that they would
live until Christ came: "The blessing of Lyman E. Johnson
was,... that he shall live until the gathering is accomplished....
and he shall see the Savior come and stand upon the earth with
power and great glory" (History of the Church, vol. 2, p.188).
Writing in 1838, Apostle Parley P. Pratt said the following:
"Now, Mr. Sunderland.... I will state as a prophesy, that
there will not be an
unbelieving Gentile upon this continent 50 years hence; and if
they are not greatly scourged, and in a great measure overthrown,
within five or ten years from this date, then the Book of Mormon
will have proved
itself false" (Mormonism Unveiled - Truth Vindicated, by
Parley P. Pratt, p.15; copied from a microfilm of the original
at the Mormon church historian's library).
- Postscript: June 27, 1844 (account of John Taylor, 3rd President
of the Mormon Church): 5:30 a. m.-"Arose. Joseph requested
Dan Jones to descend and inquire of the guard the cause of the
disturbance in the night. Frank Worrel, the officer of the guard,
who was one of the Carthage Greys, in a very bitter spirit said,
'We have had too much trouble to bring Old Joe here to let him
ever escape alive, and unless you want to die with him you had
better leave before sundown; and you are not a d____ bit better
than him for taking his part, and you'll see that I can prophesy
better than Old Joe, for neither he nor his brother, nor anyone
who will remain with them will see the sun set today.' "
(Shortly after 5:00 p.m. an armed mob forced their way past the
guards at the Carthage jail and engaged in a brief gun battle
with Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum. Although killing two
of the assailants and wounding others, both
Hyrum and Joseph were killed. All of the other "Apostles"
eventually died as well. To this date, hordes of unbelieving
"gentiles" continue to live in North America (History
of the Church, Vol. 6 Chapters 33-34,
p. 602-622). [http://www.thebereancall.org/]
- THE BIBLE CONTRADICTS ITSELF?
- Most of these claims are obviously false. Five minutes intelligent
study and they disappear. We must understand, however, that truth
is complex. I was told early in my school life that water conducts
electricity. That is why, declared my teacher, you
should be careful about water on floors. Years later I
was taught that water does not conduct electricity, it is only
the impurities in water that allow conduction. Still later I
learnt that water does conduct electricity, it is just that it
does not conduct it very much. Truth is indeed complex, and in
the Bible God has entrusted us with spiritual truth in all its
- THE FOLLOWING IS MAINSTREAM CHRISTIANITY WHICH INCLUDES ALL
DENOMINATIONS. EKKLESIA HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD THROUGH CHRIST
JESUS. THEY ARE PROBABLY NOT REPRESENTED IN THIS SAMPLE OF PEOPLE.
- The author of his book writes:
- CHRISTIANITY IS DYING?
- In 1430 one in 99 of the worlds population were Christians.
- In 1790 one in 49
- In 1940 one in 32
- In 1970 one in 19
- In 1980 one in 16
- In 1983 one in 13
- In 1986 one in 11
- In 1994 one in 10
- In the period 1934-1994, the number of Christians in the
world increased by 1300 percent (from 40 million to 540 million
in the last 60 years), while the worlds population grew
only 400 percent. Reference
- Real, life-changing conversions to Christianity are increasing
at an amazing rate. Space allows just a few highlights.
- In our century, Communism declared the death sentence upon
Christianity. In so many parts of eastern Europe where the atheistic
experiment was continually and violently enforced, Communism
is in deep trouble and Christianity is going well.
- In Communist China, in the face of sometimes frightening
Government attacks, people are committing themselves to a spiritual
relationship with Jesus Christ at a rate averaging about 28,000
new converts a day. This is happening in the home of yin and
yang and other anti-Christian ideas and practices admired by
New Agers. In this nation steeped for thousands of years in non-Christian
religion, then mercilessly brainwashed into atheism, so many
millions of Chinese have turned their back on all that and become
born again Christians that it is now thought the figure is a
staggering 80 million Chinese. (Some studies suggest it is as
many as 100 million.) For that many million to take such a step
in a country strongly opposed both to religion and to anything
thought to be foreign, they must have discovered something very
real and powerful.
- In Africa, the number who follow Christ has risen from 3%
in 1900 to 45% today.
- Over the last few decades, South Koreans have been rushing
to Jesus by the millions. As a result, the UN has officially
declared as a Christian nation this one-time Buddhist stronghold.
Worldwide, people are giving their lives to Jesus at an astounding
average of nearly a million converts a week.
- On the decline? You must be joking! It is estimated that
of every true Christian since the first century, 70% came to
Christ after 1900. Of these, 70% had their life-changing experience
with Jesus since World War II. And of them, 70% became Christians
in the last 4-5 years.
- A different view: The
Bible declares that at the name of Jesus every human and god
and demon and force will bow. Jesus position of head of
the universe was confirmed by what happened to his blood drained
corpse, trapped in a sealed tomb, tied up with cloth, weighed
down with spices, its insides ripped apart by a spear. His body
sprang to life again. And his uniqueness has been put to the
test by missionaries reaching every religion known with the never-ending
power of Jesus and by Christian converts from all manner of beliefs
who through Christ have been set free from atheism, Satanism,
demon possession, curses, slavery to drugs, alcohol, impure sex,
and so on. [ http://net-burst.net/ ]
- Is Christianity old fashioned?
Continue to find out . . .
CHRISTIANITY IS OUT OF DATE?
- Ancient Greeks believed the world was round. In the third
century BC Eratosthenes even calculated the earths circumference.
Yet this belief eventually fell out of favor and remained unpopular
for centuries until scientific advance made the belief popular
again. But popular opinion never changed the shape of the earth.
Neither can popular opinion change our spiritual need.
- Christianity, like probably nothing else in modern society,
has stood the test of time. In fact, it is gaining popularity
like never before. (See above.)
- Jesus teaching is unfashionable in the same sense that
travel to other planets is not fashionable. If, however, by old-fashioned
we mean that which is crude and outclassed, Jesus teaching
makes modern society old-fashioned.
- The morality of Jesus was so far ahead of its time that 2,000
years after Jesus brought it to this planet, modern society is
still no closer to reaching it. Go the extra mile ... bless
those who curse you ... Judge not ... It is more blessed to give
than to receive ... [ http://net-burst.net/
- CAL HUBBARD AVAILABLE FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
- I am Cal Hubbard - USA rep for the International Christian
Embassy in Jerusalem. I am available for speaking at churches,
synagogues, christian groups - youth and up - universities and
colleges, radio and TV.
I am frequent speaker now at all of the above and have been speaking
on the matter of the middle east - islam - the church and the
jews - the return to Zion - answers to the conflict in the middle
east - eschatological significance of the present day return
to ZIon - the temple mount and related subjects - for over 20
I will speak at no charge and at any place in the middle atlantic
states with no travel expsnses. Outside of middle atlantic states,
I would expect some help on travel expenses.
I am WW2 Army Air Corps veteran, graduate of University of MD
and grad school at Johns Hopkins.
I would be happy to hear from anyone about how I can help in
these various areas.
Shalom, Cal Hubbard mailto:Calbh@aol.com
- INTERNET CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORES: HAVEN FOR NON-CHRISTIAN MATERIALS
- February 24, 2004 On February 8, 2004, my report titled,
Internet Christian Bookstores: Haven for Non-Christian
Materials was sent out to about 300 outlets--including
major online Christian bookstores and cult evangelistic ministries.
Unfortunately, and to my surprise, there were only a few
responses from the cult evangelistic ministries. Nevertheless,
the report listed the names of 10 authors within the New
Age Movement and 1 pro-gay/homosexual author--all of whom
were found advertised, promoted and recommended within numerous,
major online Christian bookstores. As of today, the list
has grown to approximately 118 names--with 86 names from
the New Age Movement alone--not counting the Word-Faith authors.
I am pleased to announce that I have contacted and received
favorable responses from the following online Christian bookstores,
all of which have expressed a desire to remove non-Christian
books from their multi-million dollar inventories: Christianbook.com
- Innovative, Inc. - LifeWay Christian Stores - Parable.com -
Spread The Word Ministries While responses are pending
from additional online Christian bookstores, my research has
taken me to the "leading distributor of Christian books
and other products" in the U.S., Spring Arbor Distributors
of La Vergne, TN. After speaking with a Spring Arbor
Rep yesterday, I am praying that massive changes
will take place, and that multiple thousands of non-Christian
books will be removed from online Christian bookstores nationwide.
Numerous changes have already taken place. Christians are
being informed. Books are being removed. A Master
List of heretical, cultic, New Age and pro-gay/homosexual
authors is avaliable, but only upon request. The list will
be updated as often as possible, and may be used for walk-in
Christian bookstores as well. I look forward to hearing
from you. Until then, may the Lord bless you for your courage
to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). Sincerely
in Christ, Bud Press (Jude 3) (704) 434-7862 email@example.com
- BRINGING EVERY THOUGHT INTO CAPTIVITY
- Bringing Every Thought Into Captivity And His mercy is on
those who fear Him From generation to generation. He has shown
strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination
of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things,
And the rich He has sent away empty. Luke 1:50-53 casting down
arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the
knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the
obedience of Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:5 Imaginations cause people
to have problems as they become gate ways for unclean spirits.).
We were created to serve God with a loyal heart and with a willing
mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the
intent of the thoughts. We were not created to have a heart that
devises wicked plans.
- From within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,
adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness,
deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.
(1 Chronicles 28:9, Proverbs 6:18, Matthew 5:27-28, Mark 7:21-23,
1 Corinthians 3:21).
- God created the powerful force of imagination for man to
tap into his unlimited creative and productive mind. But when
Satan invaded man's imagination in the Garden of Eden it became
filled with his own selfish desires and wicked thoughts. God's
word is unchanging: And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses
and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of
this world, according to the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom
also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh,
fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were
by nature children of wrath, just as the others. Ephesians 2:1-3
Through Christ Jesus God wants to restore the mind totally by
cleaning out selfish desires, goals, and wicked thoughts by casting
down every wicked imagination and replacing self centered desires
with God created desires and his word. [A sample of 'Feed My
- ISLAM & CHRISTIANITY EQUAL RELIGIONS?
- -Fuller Seminary has received a $1 million grant from the
Justice Department to help fund a project aimed at calming relations
between Christians and Muslims, seeming to promote the idea that
the two are equally acceptable religions. Its proposed interfaith
code of ethics rejects offensive statements about each other's
faiths, affirms a mutual belief in one God, and pledges not to
proselytize. Nearly 100 retired SBC missionaries signed a plea
in June asking Christian leaders to refrain from making inflammatory
public statements about Islam which would harm missionary work
in Muslim lands (1/3/04 World). An SBC spokesman said "for
Fuller to declare that Christians and Muslims worship the same
God would be a radical departure."(12/8 Agape) The Council
on Amer.-Islamic Relations is demanding an apology from Paul
Harvey for referring to Islam as "a religion which encourages killing."
[The Calvary Contender - Jerry Huffman]
CHINA CRUSHES HOUSE CHURCHES
- -Inside sources say Red China is crushing the house church
movement. It considers unregistered churches political subversives.
Protestant churches can register only through the China Christian
Council and its related Three-Self Patriotic Movement. Both closely
cooperate with the Communist regime, which forbids worship outside
state-backed official "patriotic" religious bodies (1/04
Chr. Today). Worship is allowed only in government-monitored
churches, temples, and mosques. In a two-month period beginning
last mid-August, authorities closed or bulldozed over 100 churches
in one town. (12/23 Huntsville Times). Today, about 15 million
Protestants and 10 million Catholics worship in the official
churches. Millions more belong to unofficial house churches.
[The Calvary Contender - Jerry Huffman]
FAITH-BASED FUNDING RULES STILL APPLY
- -In 2000 Congress voted to give $600,000 to fund Bowery Mission's
summer camp for at-risk youth through the Dept. of Justice. But
a Justice Dept. bureaucrat said Bowery couldn't receive the money
unless it stopped hiring only Christians. Bowery said that would
destroy its mission. After a year of wrangling, Justice let the
grant go through on a one-time deal (Jan. '04). So all the rules
are still in effect and Christian organizations can't get Justice
Department grants if they hire only Christians. Washington
runs what it funds! [The Calvary Contender -
- CHURCH 'TERMINATED' IN SAME-SEX BATTLE
- National Post - Michael Higgins - 12-24-2004 - An Anglican
church defying its bishop by refusing to support same-sex unions
has been "terminated" only days before Christmas. The
decision by Bishop Michael Ingham to close Holy Cross in Abbotsford,
B.C., is the latest action in a dispute that is threatening to
split the Anglican church worldwide. Despite the closure, the
priest at Holy Cross, the Rev. James Wagner, vowed yesterday
to celebrate mass on Christmas Day with parishioners. "As
far as the diocese is concerned we do not exist. We are a non-entity,"
Mr. Wagner said yesterday. "But I will not abandon these
people. I will continue to pastor and pray for them in the midst
of this crisis."
PAY-OFF YEAR FOR RCC
- -Last year was pay-out year for the Roman Catholic Church.
U.S. dioceses agreed to pay alleged victims of clergy sexual
abuse nearly $100 million, probably millions more undisclosed,
and the end is nowhere in sight. The Boston archdiocese alone
paid out $10 million in 2002 to 86 alleged victims of priest
John Geoghan, who was killed in prison. It agreed in September to pay
$85 million to 552 people to settle claims. (12/27 World).
[The Calvary Contender - Jerry Huffman]
JOHN MacARTHUR ON CATHOLICISM
- -Mike Gendron had the following "Quick Quote" in
his Jan-Feb Proclaiming the Gospel: "Catholicism is a false
system. It is not the church of Christ, it is the church of anti-Christ.
If you follow Catholic theology you'll go to hell. I am not saying
that to be unkind but to be truthful. Being truthful is the only
way to be kind. People need to come out of that system. It is
a system that exalts Mary and it is a system of paganism mingled
with pseudo-Christianity." "[T]he truth shall make you free."
[The Calvary Contender - Jerry Huffman]
TOLKIEN, LORD OF THE RINGS
- -Despite the PG-13 rating and occultic imagery presented
in J.R.R. Tolkien's popular book and movie trilogies, many evangelical
Christians have highly praised the "Lord of the Rings"
as harmless fantasy. The third movie ("Return of the King")
was released in Dec. 2003. We ran an article in the July 2003
CC warning of the danger, and David Cloud did an incisive analysis
of the series, and commented thusly: "Though not as overtly
and sympathetically occultic as the Harry Potter series, Tolkien's
fantasies are unscriptural and present a very dangerous message."
Tolkien was a Catholic and many of the "Lord of the Rings"
heroes are wizards and witches. [The Calvary
Contender - Jerry Huffman]
- FALWELL PRAISES RICK WARREN'S GROWTH METHODS
- -Dr. Jerry Falwell and other Southern Baptist leaders have
highly praised Rick Warren's pragmatic philosophy of ministry
and unbiblical, marketing-inspired methods for church growth.
Fundamentalists must beware of Warren's "Purpose-Driven"
methods and inaccurate theology, and for Falwell's influence
and compromise. Secular marketing strategies, capitulation to
an ungodly culture and meeting the perceived needs of the unregenerate
may result in higher "numbers" at church, but the implementation
of such "methods" does not glorify God nor accomplish
His work in the way He desires. (Foundation). [The Calvary Contender - Jerry Huffman]
TORONTO DROPS LAUGHTER & BIZARRE NOISES
- -A decade ago charismatic worshippers at a small church near
Toronto's airport began laughing uncontrollably. They also made
animal noises - braying, barking, howling and roaring. They collapsed
to the floor, staggered as if drunk, shook and jerked; wept,
wailed and yelped. Faces contorted, groans, and bodies prone
on the floor, "slain in the spirit." (12/27 HT) These
wild manifestations were called "Holy laughter," "laughing
revival," "signs and wonders," etc., but now dubbed
"the Toronto Blessing." In 1996, the church was kicked
out of the Vineyard movement for being too extreme. [The
Calvary Contender - Jerry Huffman]
WCC PROGRAM HAS ANTI-AMERICAN SLANT
- -World Council of Churches committees are meeting in New
York City to plan a year-long series of events as part of the
WCC's "Decade to Overcome Violence"-events that will
target the U.S. as a proponent of violence ( 1/13 AgapePress).
Over 30 denominations (mainly mainline/liberal Protestant) belong
to the left-wing WCC. In the past it has largely ignored human
rights violations and aggression by the old Soviet bloc and instead
focused on the sins, real and imagined, of the U.S. and its allies.
In its supposed passion for social justice, it seems to ignore
crimes and oppressions of communist and Islamic dictatorships
against Christians. (ACCC Exec. Sec'y Dr. Ralph Colas has provided
first-hand coverage of most recent key meetings, and many
reports are available on WCC's apostasy. [The
Calvary Contender - Jerry Huffman]
- -This takes place in Charlotte this year (Feb. 13-18) and,
true to form, includes ecumenical speakers and CCM singers. Speakers
include: Chuck Swindoll, Franklin Graham, Adrian Rogers, John
Piper, Michael Cassidy, Chip Ingram, and Janet Parshall. Music
by: Talley Trio, Larnelle Harris, and Stuart Neill. Pres. Bush
and Tom DeLay are invited. Dr. Colas will attend with press credentials.
[The Calvary Contender - Jerry Huffman]
MAXWELL & NEW AGE
- -A Nov. Faith And Freedom article lists three disturbing
things about popular author John Maxwell. First is the manner
in which he handles the Scriptures to "teach" his principles
is sometimes egregiously mistaken. Second he either implicitly
or explicitly endorses some New Age teachers and doctrines. Third
in addition to the New Age elements peppered throughout his material,
Maxwell also employs questionable theological doctrines, such
as the mistaken notion of the miraculous, a conspicuous absence
of the cross, and questionable psychological doctrines (self-esteem, etc.).
[The Calvary Contender - Jerry Huffman]
- CHURCHES REACHING POSTMODERN CULTURE
Alpharetta Ga. (BP)-A new television special produced by, the
North American Mission Board introduces a secular audience on
ABC affiliated stations to a different kind of church-those designed
to offer a distinctly postmodern approach to worship and the
Christian faith. The special, titled "The Changing Face
of Worship", details the response of nine different churches
to the rise of postmodern culture. It [began] airing on local
affiliates December 7, with scheduling at the discretion of the
local station. Eric Ramsey, a NAMB church planting specialist
and one of the executive producers for the project, said the
goal was to reintroduce the church to "an entire generation
to a generation-and-a-half of people" who have found the
"Their experience with church is that 'you need to change
all of your ways and be like us,"' he said. "One thing
that I would like the national ABC audience to understand is
that there are churches that are intentionally trying to connect
with people just like them, and provide relevant expressions
of worship, relevant ministries and relevant activities without
compromising biblical truth and integrity."
The documentary is part of the "Vision and Values"
series of the Interfaith Broadcast Commission. Other NAMB-produced
network documentaries in the same series have tackled issues
ranging from the faith of professional athletes to the role of
churches in the civil rights movement.
The churches profiled include a mix of Southern Baptist and other
evangelical congregations, with a common theme being that they
were designed to attract individuals with a postmodern mind-set....
Author Leonard Sweet further describes the fundamental premise
of these churches. "Whatever the culture is, you incarnate
the Gospel, embed the Gospel in that culture. You go live with
them, you eat with them, and you become one of them. And you
learn their music, and you learn their language. And these emerging
churches are just learning the language of this postmodern culture."
[ http://www.swordofthelord.com/ ]
SWORD EDITOR'S COMMENTS: Very telling! This is "contemporary"
explained by its own advocates. Openly disavowing what is described
as a "you need to change all your ways and be like us"
approach, they, like chameleons, are changing themselves to fit
the culture. REPENTANCE means "A CHANGE OF MIND," but
in this case, it seems that these Christian groups are saying
to the unsaved world, " WE'VE CHANGED OUR MIND, SO YOU WON'T
HAVE TO." What a disgrace to the name of Christ this is!
- COMMENTS ON NEGOTIATION WITH AN ENEMY!
The great majority of Westerners think that disputed ownership
of land is the cause of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Scarcely a
day passes without the news media propagating and enforcing this
line of thought into the minds of the world's masses. And the
widely held heretical belief that Jews, Christians and Moslems
all serve the same God and that there must be "understanding
and interfaith-dialogue," will benefit the Church as much
as the hunter benefited from his compromise with the grizzly
bear. The hunter needed a fur coat, and the grizzly bear needed
a meal, so the nice hunter compromised; the grizzly bear got
his meal and the hunter was inside the grizzly bear's fur coat.
Will we ever learn? You don't negotiate wit the enemies of God,
they will make a meal out of you! [ Hollis Caravetta- Holliscar@aol.com
- HAL LINDSAY EXPLAINS: WHO ARE THE PALESTINIANS?
One of the most misunderstood issues today is the question of
"Who are the Palestinians"? The truth about this matter
has been so deliberately obscured that even to raise the question
will seem strange to many. In his book, "THE EVERLASTING
ROOTS OF JIHAD," Hal traces the history of the people now
being called the "Palestinians." In the 7th century,
the Muslims took control of Palestine for the first time. From
A.D. 635 until 1917, the Muslims ruled it, with only a few interruptions
by the European Crusaders. During that span of time, the land
was reduced to total desolation. Many people who traveled the
land in the 19th century remarked on the fact that Palestine
was as desolate as the moon and very few people lived there.
By all eyewitness accounts of that era, Palestine was a total
- There were virtually no trees and no people. Because of lack
of trees, the weather changed and it rarely ever rained. The
Muslims thought the land was worthless anyway, so they sold it
to the "dumb Jews" for extremely inflated prices. To
everyone's amazement, the Jews were very successful at reclaiming
the land. Many of them died from malaria and the rigorous life
the work demanded, but they performed an agricultural miracle
that made the land very productive again. As a result of their
success, poor migrant workers from the surrounding Muslim countries
began to flood in to work for the Jews. Almost all of the people
calling themselves "Palestinians" today are the descendants
of those migrant workers.
- The so-called "Palestinians" are not a homogeneous
people, but rather a mixture of workers from several countries,
with no cohesive organizational or political skills, plus they
have never been a people with or from historical nation or a
state. When the Hashemite Tribe, who were rulers over Mecca and
Medina for centuries, were driven out by the Saudis, the British
gave them control over the vastly greater numbers of "migrant
workers" in Trans Jordan. The British said this would be,
in effect, "The State of Palestine." Instead, the Hashemites,
who make up only about 20% of the population, turned it into
their own kingdom and called it the Kingdom of Jordan. When the
Jordanians and Egyptians controlled the so-called West Bank and
the Gaza Strip for 19 years (1948 to 1967), there was never a
thought of giving the disorganized mass of "migrant workers"
a state. Why? Because they knew there was no such homogeneous
people known as "Palestinians."
- The current efforts of the Muslim Middle East nations to
give these same people a state is clearly a ploy to get a foothold
inside Israel. It is a strategic accommodation to establish a
base from which the final assault against Israel can be made.
What they couldn't do militarily is now being facilitated through
the United States and the E.U. Muslims will never accept a permanent
presence of "infidels" in what they claim is sacred
Islamic soil. Especially Jewish infidels for which the Koran
reserves its most vehement condemnations. In their minds, the
Koran and Allah will not let them accept Jews in what they view
as their third holiest site. The United States had better learn
these things, or we will find ourselves guilty of facilitating
the destruction of God's people, to whom the Word of God says
the land belongs to forever. God will not let that happen, but
He will certainly judge those who have any part in trying to
do it. [Hollis Caravetta - Holliscar@aol.com
- BELIEVER IN REINCARNATION WANTS TO BE REINSTATED
- Copenhagen (ENI). Denmark's High Court is finalising its
judgement over the expulsion of a church verger who believes
in reincarnation, and who has sued the government's Ministry
of Church Affairs, because he wants to be reinstated. In 1994,
Steen Ribers was expelled from Denmark's Lutheran church because
as a member of a church parish council and as a church official
- said he believed in reincarnation, and wrote and talked about
it in public. If the judgement goes against Ribers, one in four
women and one in 10 men who are members of the church could in
principle expect to be expelled from the church, because they
apparently believe in reincarnation. [ENI-03-04-2004]
- MOST CATHOLIC CLERGY ABUSE COMMITTED BY HOMOSEXUAL PRIESTS.
- Friday Church News Notes, March 5, 2004 by David W. Cloud
- http://www.wayoflife.org, - A study
commissioned by the U.S. Catholic bishops has found that 81%
of the sex crimes committed against children by priests during
the past 52 years were homosexual men preying on boys (Washington
28). The John Jay study, which was released on February 27, covered
the years from 1950 to 2002 and found 10,667 cases of abuse involving
4,292 priests. The study also found that the Catholic Church
spent at least $657 million in lawsuits and treatment for priests,
and that is based on statistics from only 86% of the dioceses.
- ALPHA, PAPACY MOVE CLOSER, UNITED BY MARY.
- Friday Church News Notes, March 5, 2004 by David W. Cloud
http://www.wayoflife.org - The following is from Calvary Contender,
March 2004: "The latest Alpha News reveals ever-closer ties
between the growing Alpha phenomenon and the Roman Catholic Church.
A recent sermon exalted Mary, not Christ. The Pope's
June encyclical on Europe concluded: 'There must be entrustment
to Mary. The whole Church looks to Mary.' The papacy now has
its own Alpha office (1/04 Faith and Freedom). Alpha founder
says 'the differences between Protestants and RCs are totally
insignificant compared to the things that unite us.'" [For
more about this see "The Alpha Course" at the Way of
Life web site
- DAVID CLOUD FURTHER WRITES TO FRIENDS IN CHRIST
- Friends in Christ, do not be discouraged by any of this.
It is God's will that we know the times and that we be as wise
as serpents and harmless as doves. These things remind us that
the hour is very late, and we need to be ready for the coming
of the Lord. Are you sure that you are born again? Are you living
for Christ day by day? "And 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" (Rom. 13:11-14).
- THE ROAD TO GAY MARRIAGE
NYT - MARCH 7, 2004 ARCHIVED - Late Edition - Final , Section
4 , Page 12 , Column 1
When Massachusetts' highest court ruled that gays have a right
to marry, it opened a floodgate. From San Francisco to New Paltz,
N.Y., thousands of gay couples have wed, and the movement shows
no sign of slowing. There has been opposition, from the White
House down, but support has come...
- THE UTILITY OF POLICE BRUTALITY IN THE ELITE'S WAR AGAINST
[Winnowing the Church of God] March 8, 2004 by: S.R. Shearer
- There is a great and very pestilent effort today by the "religious
establishment" of the evangelical church to portray the
backdrop of the "end of the age" as a CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS
or as a CLASH OF VALUES, and - most particularly - as a clash
between Christianity and Islam and / or as one between Christianity
and secularism (with a "New Age" twist); but it's not
that at all, and neither does it have much to do with the occult
(per se), or the Freemasons, or the so-called "Protocols
of the Learned Elders of Zion," ad nauseum, ad infinitum.
- It's NONE of these things; the backdrop or environment in
which the "end of the age" plays itself out - the framework
around which all the great events of the "latter years"
revolve - is the oppression of the POOR by the RICH. (Rev. 6:6)
To Continue: http://www.endtimesnetwork.com/oldnews/brutality.html
- SHOULD LENIN GET A CHRISTIAN BURIAL?
- Debate rages - Warsaw (ENI). A Russian Orthodox spokesman
has called for Lenin's body to be removed from its mausoleum
in Moscow's Red Square and reburied according to Christian rites,
as debates rage on about how holy the site is where the atheist
revolutionary is buried. Russian Orthodox Church observers have
noted that opinions remained divided over the famous landmark,
whose future has been debated since the Soviet Union's 1990-1
break-up. "It isn't normal for a person's body to be placed
on public display and
used as an exhibit," said Vsevolod Chaplin, deputy director
of the Moscow Patriarchate's External Affairs Department, in
remarks reported by Poland's Kosciol.pl ecumenical news agency.
- CHURCH LEADERS REVILE 'BLIND VIOLENCE' OF MADRID BOMB BLASTS
- Geneva, 12 March (ENI)--Church leaders in Spain and around
the world have issued condemnations of the bomb attacks on commuter
trains in Madrid the previous day in which at least 198 people
were reported killed and more than 1400 wounded. "We reject
absolutely this inhuman act of blind violence that feeds only
on hate and bitterness," said Joel Cortes Casals, president
of the Spanish Evangelical Church as he called for special prayers
at Sunday church services. Pope John Paul II said the terrorist
attacks "offend God, violate the fundamental right to life
and suffocate the peaceful coexistence for which the church community
and the noble Spanish nation deeply yearn".
- "We fear that our world is sliding into a spiral of
violence that could lead to prayers of intercession and the proclamation
of the Word of God be transformed into a cry for the construction
of a world in which all forms of violence are banned," said
the Spanish Protestant leader. "In this context, we recall
the initiative launched by the World Council of Churches in its
Decade to Overcome Violence in the world." [409 words, ENI-03-12-94]
- GERMAN LUTHERAN BISHOP CRITICISES CATHOLIC STAND ON ECUMENICAL
SERVICES. Bielefeld, Germany (ENI). Germany's Roman Catholic
bishops have dealt a blow to ecumenism say other Christian leaders,
by firmly rejecting a proposal for Catholics and Protestants
to celebrate church unity at joint services on Whit Monday. The
idea originally came from Germany's biggest Catholic lay organization,
the Central Committee of German Catholics, and had been approved
by the country's main Lutheran church grouping, the United Evangelical
Lutheran Church of Germany (VELKD). [ ENI-03-08-04 ]
- A CALL FOR ACCOUNTABILITY
- More than 50 leaders of the charismatic/Pentecostal community
convened in Orlando for the first-ever Ministries Today Symposium,
moderated by Jack Hayford, the magazine's senior editorial adviser.
High-profile leaders such as Ted Haggard, Reinhard Bonnke, Myles
Munroe, C. Peter Wagner, Rod Parsley and Joyce Meyer convened
to discuss the topic of ministry ethics. The unified convictions
of those present were distilled in a series of affirmations called
"The Orlando Statement." An abridged report of the
Symposium and the complete text of "The Orlando Statement"
is available at http://www.ministriestoday.com/specialreport.html.
- For a complete report on the event, be sure to see the March/April
issue of Ministries Today.
(A complete report will be added to the Charismatic index in
a couple of weeks) Source: Bud Press, firstname.lastname@example.org
- NICHOLAS PUBLISHED HIS SCROLL NUMBER 19 Nicholas