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Replacement Theology On Steroids
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

So, as you can see, the root of this teaching is that Israel no longer holds the distinction of being the tree from which the Root of David (Jesus-Rev. 5:5, 22:16) came.  They are no longer the "natural branches" (Israel-Rom. 11:21) on to which Gentile Christianity (the wild shoots-Rom. 11:17 or wild branches-Rom. 11:24) are grafted in (Rom. 11:17-24).  According to Replacement Theology, Christianity has now become its own branch apart from Israel (the natural branch) that produced the Root and all the promises of the Bible to Israel have been taken away from them and given to the Gentile Church.  This is why you hear so many false teachers taking verses out of context from the Old Testament and willy-nilly applying them to the Gentile Church.  This methodology has been going on for decades in liberal churches and has been popularized by many false teachers on TV. But the fact is that Replacement Theology is utter false doctrine.  It denies promises made to Israel, some of which have already been fulfilled and some which are yet to come to fruition. But when you add the fact that the Inclusivist WCGIP proponents are now saying that God planted hundreds of different trees, cultures all over the world, that are not connected to the natural branch, tree and Root, you have what can only be termed Replacement Theology on steroids!

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Those Who Do Not Lead Christians to Maturity
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

The Scriptural definition of maturity is to learn to discern truth from error so that the Christian will no longer be double minded, blown about by every wind of teaching and by the schemes of crafty people.  But the problem today is that so few Christian teachers are feeding their flock's solid food.  They are serving up milk and, because of that, people are starving. Yet they often don't even know they have been on a starvation diet.  Amos 8:11 "The days are coming," declares the Sovereign Lord, "when I will send a famine through the land -  not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord."

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"... and all liars"
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

Lying is a problem for all people (Ps. 116:11).  We are all sinners (Rom. 3:23).  Those of us who are Christians are "sinners saved by grace" (Eph. 2:8) indwelt by the Holy Spirit in our "new self" (Col. 3:10). But we still live in our "old self" which we must "put off" (Eph. 4:20-25) by taking up our cross daily and following Christ (Luke 9:23).  The difference between unbelievers and those who are truly born again is that believers no longer "practice sin" (1 John 3:9, see my Bible study on 1 John!)  They have the indwelling Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:11) who convicts them when they lie (John 16:8). True believers then repent (1 John 1:9) and go on to "practice righteousness" (1 John 2:29) with the Lord's help.  The unregenerate, the false brothers, or those who have fallen away (Gal. 5:4, Mark 4:17), practice lying.  They practice a lifestyle of lying because their consciences are seared (1 Tim. 4:2) and the Holy Spirit, when convicting them, cannot break through the hardness of their unrepentant hearts (Eph. 4:17-19, Heb. 3:13). 

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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

The four books that have changed the church by giving an introduction to the false teachings of the New Apostolic/Latter Rain (NAR), the Emerging Church/Contemplative/Catholic Mysticism (EC), pragmatic Church Growth (CG) methodologies of C. Peter Wagner, Robert Schuller and Peter Drucker, and the teachings of the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People (WCGIP) are as follows:

Surprised by the Power of the Spirit by Jack Deer, Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren & Etnerity In Their Hearts by Don Richardson.

 These four books were widely read by Christians from virtually every denominational background before their ramifications and the movements they would spawn were known.  They lay error alongside truth so were considered not to be a threat to churches.  Therefore these books then became part of the consciousness of many Christians and churches, thereby laying the basis for the introduction of the modern day false teachings of the NAR, EC, CG and WCGIP that have become part of the landscape of Christendom today. 

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Night Marchers and UFOs on the Big Island 
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

With the resurgence of the old religion of Hawaii and the continual invocation of Pelé and other "deities" for years in the secular culture and even in churches with regards to worshipping 'Io, is it any wonder that those beings are beginning to manifest again?  In a story called "Night Marchers" on the Kawaihae site and in a YouTube video on the same subject, eyewitnesses claim all kinds of sightings that they think are the warriors, ancestors and demi-gods of Hawaii coming back.  Interestingly the first book the Hawaiian Heritage site recommends in its "Suggested Reading" list is "Perpetuated in Righteousness" by Daniel Kikawa that we reviewed in our book "Idolatry In Their Hearts" by Sandy Simpson and Mike Oppenheimer. Since Kikawa claims that 'Io is the True God and one that the Hawaiians worshipped in secret, we have to wonder if Kikawa also thinks 'Io is showing up in these night marches? Since YWAM, Aloha Ke Akua and Hilo New Hope participated in worshipping 'Io at the "edge of Hale-ma'uma'u Crater" it sounds like they have all been inviting the old "gods" to return to Hawaii. 

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"They Will Believe 
The Lie"
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

I am doing a Bible study right now on what I would call "renewing our minds".  It is based on this verse:

Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.

The only way to renew our minds is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, confess our sins, and be saved, then to study the written Word and allow the indwelling Holy Spirit to teach us.  Our minds are corrupted by virtue of the sin nature and what we have learned in life because our filters are off. I gave an illustration of straining coconut to make coconut milk.  If you use a 1 inch screen everything will pass through.  Even if you use a quarter inch screen you will get mostly coconut meat in your milk.  You have to use a fine screen in order to separate the milk from the leftover.  Our filters are off and the first thing God begins to do is correct our worldview, because if your worldview is off you will not understand God's reality.  We need to learn to see things from His perspective.  This is why I started this study by going back to an original problem.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

This has always been an interesting passage to me for a few different reasons.  What is "the lie" that is talked about here in verse 9 and 11?  What are the ways that "wickedness deceives those who are perishing" and how long has this been going on or does this only begin to happen at the coming of the lawless one?  In what way does "the lie" cause those who do not believe the truth to "delight in wickedness"?

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Updated!
The First Nations Movement
Deceiving The Nations!
4-DVD Series

Critical Missiological Issue!

The "Indigenous People's" (IPM) or "First Nations" movement is an unbiblical movement teaching heresies and doctrines of demons. It is being spread worldwide by YWAM, Don Richardson, John Dawson, Richard Twiss, Terry LeBlanc, Daniel Kikawa and many other adherents.  The IPM or World Christian Gathering On Indigenous People is full of the false teachings of the Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), Word-Faith, Dominionism, Latter Rain and many other false theological systems.  But it does have it's own distinctives that are driven by the works of Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss, and Don Richardson in particular.  They are teaching Christians to "redeem" their cultures by worshipping their former gods, pretending they are YHWH.

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The First Nations Movement 4-DVD Set

The First Nations Movement DVD 1
(1) Perpetuating Nations' Myths - Mike Oppenheimer
(2) 11 Reasons To Reject This Movement, Part 1 - Sandy Simpson
The First Nations Movement DVD 2
(1) The Fingerprints Of God? - Mike Oppenheimer
(2) 11 Reasons To Reject This Movement, Part 2 - Sandy Simpson
The First Nations Movement DVD 3
(1) The New Indigenous "Christian" Religion - Sandy Simpson
(2) Did God Put Eternity In Their Hearts? - Sandy Simpson
(3) The Missionaries Brought A Foreign God - Sandy Simpson
(4) Catholic Syncretism - Sandy Simpson
The First Nations Movement DVD 4
(1) "Monotheism" In Ancient Cultures - Sandy Simpson
(2) The History Of The Knowledge Of God - Sandy Simpson


"Christians" Who Try To Poke Holes In Sola Scriptura
by Sandy Simpson

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

There are a number of the leadership of the Emerging Church (EC) who do not believe that the Bible is the highest authority for the Christian faith.  Most do not believe that the Bible is inerrant in the original manuscripts and many do not acknowledge that the Bible is our highest revelation.  Yet this is a core doctrine over which true believers and false brethren must separate. Those who try to poke holes in Sola Scriptura make excuses like (1) we need to reinterpret the Bible through the lens of postmodern culture and religion (2) the Bible never uses the words "Sola Scriptura" therefore it is not a Biblical concept (3) there is new revelation for the church through the Holy Spirit apart from what is written and the precepts of the Bible and (4) the Bible just doesn't address our postmodern situation therefore we cannot rely on it for the truth and answers for our problems today.  I will prove that all the above arguments, and more, from EC leaders and others is exactly what they are teaching.  I will give you quotes from their teachings, videos and books. The postmodern church and its "movements" are abandoning Sola Scriptura in their rush to be like the Roman Catholic Church, which takes its authority from a mix of Scripture and tradition.

"As a result the Church, to whom the transmission and interpretation of Revelation is entrusted, "does not derive her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honored with EQUAL sentiments of devotion and reverence." (Roman Catholic Catechism, Given October 11, 1992, the thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, in the fourteenth year of my Pontificate. Page 31).

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Updated DVD!
The Question Of Dominion
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article: The Question Of Dominion.

I am writing this article as an apologetic against the Third Wave, Latter Rain, Word of Faith and Reformed Theology teachings that the Church is to rise up and take over the systems of government, businesses and every other aspect of life. "See, the problem is, is that Satan has had too much of his way in our society because he has a government!  And the only way to overthrow a government is with a government.  It won't happen otherwise.  So therefore the government of the church has to get into place in the extended church just like we do have it very well in place, we haven't reached our goal yet ..."  (Transcript of C. Peter Wagner, Arise Prophetic Conference, Gateway Church, San Jose, CA, 10-10-2004) Wagner has substituted the "government of the church" for the coming government of Jesus Christ in the Millennial Kingdom.  Wagner is "Kingdom Now" while the Bible teaches "Kingdom Come". What I wanted to do with this article is put the issue of dominion to rest by studying the definition the Bible gives to dominion and ruling authority.  When we look at the subject we can easily ascertain what is going on today and what God requires of the Church. 

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Shepherd Or Hireling?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on the article: "Shepherd Or Hireling?"

The Bible lays out the definitions of both an overseer (under shepherd) and a hireling.  John 10:11-13  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. (KJV)  1 Tim. 3:1-3   Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. (NIV)  Titus 1:7-13  Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be blameless, not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group. They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach - and that for the sake of dishonest gain. Even one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons." This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith. (NIV) A hireling does not really care about being a watchman, but is more concerned with protecting his reputation, position and income.  A true watchman will guard the flock against wolves from within (Acts 20:30) and without (Acts 20:29) no matter the cost to his reputation, position or income. Following is a little quiz you can take to see if you are a true Biblical under shepherd as a leader in your church, are becoming a hireling, or are one now. 

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Testing Music In The Church
by Sandy Simpson

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

Too many churches today are allowing music to be used in their services that is not glorifying to the Lord and can actually be a hindrance to the teaching of sound doctrine. Pastors and leaders should be using their leadership role to test what is being played and sung in their churches. Though some are quick to test preaching and teaching from their pulpits, many ignore the music being used in the same services. This is a tragic mistake. Music is a powerful medium. It is something that effects deeply the body, mind and emotions. It is a proven fact that music often stays with a person far longer than what is taught or preached. Songs roam around in our heads, especially if the melody appeals to us. What is often overlooked is the serious impression music makes on people, and the teaching they are getting over and over again as they allow the song to repeat in their minds and on their lips. Music teaches things much more subtly yet sometimes far more effectively. That's why the lyrical content of music in the church, as well as its effect on the spiritual lives of those who perform and listen, should be vigorously examined by the leaders of the church.  This is a 2-DVD set.

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Examine Yourselves & Hold On!
by Sandy Simpson

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

2 Cor. 13:5  Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves.
Do you not realise that Christ Jesus is in you - unless, of course, you fail the test?

People who call themselves followers of Christ or "Christians" and claim they are born again must believe certain things.  If they do not then they fail the test of faith.  They can claim they are born again all they want and "once saved, always saved" but if they fail the test of faith there is no eternal security.  Only God knows who will be saved, from beginning to end, because of His foreknowledge and omniscience (Rom. 8:29, 1 Pet. 1:2).  God did not make an arbitrary judgment about who would be saved and who would not.  His Spirit is given to those He foreknew, when convicted of sin by His Holy Spirit, would choose to believe and commit themselves to Jesus Christ.  We are not God and we do not have His omniscience.  Therefore, according to Paul, we must be sure our belief system is in the right place once our eyes have been opened to the Truth.  I am not saying we do not have assurance of salvation, but our assurance comes not only because of His Atonement and promises of salvation but from our continuing in the Faith, which is always the Biblical criteria. Those who would be Bible teachers must teach according to the whole counsel of God's Word.  Let me be clear. There is only one way to salvation.  That is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.  I will deal with a few of those issues following, but it is important to recognize that being saved is not just a matter of believing that Jesus lived, or that He was a man, or simply giving mental ascent to His existence in whatever form.

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"Blasphemizing" The Bible
by Sandy Simpson

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I am going to go over an article I wrote back in 2006 in preparation for the book I wrote with Mike Oppenheimer called 'Idolatry in Their Hearts'.  This book is an apologetic against the false teachings of the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People movement, the Emerging Church and the New Apostolic Reformation which got their ideas from the book "Eternity in Their Hearts" by Don Richardson.  At the time that book came out no one really saw the dangerous ideas Richardson was promoting.  All they would have had to do was look at the two subtitles of that book to understand the implications.  The first subtitle in the 1981 edition read: The Untold Story of Christianity among Folk Religions of Ancient People.  Those who read this book found some interesting cross-cultural ideas but apparently missed the false premise of the book starting with the subtitle. How could Christianity be "among folk religions" where the Gospel had not been preached (Rom. 10:14-15)? At that time Christians who read the book were apparently satisfied that, though there was some questionable material present, it made for an interesting discussion on how to do cross-cultural ministry. The subtitle it has today, which was first published in 1984, is as follows: Startling Evidence of Belief in the One True God in Hundreds of Cultures Throughout the World.  This should have been a red flag for many Christians but then, who reads subtitles?  But how could the "One True God" be known to Gentiles who did "not know God".

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Resources For Pastors
including
"Good English Bible Translations"
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

I was talking with a pastor after a Wednesday night service and he mentioned that I said I had done an article comparing English Bible translations.  He called me up later and asked me to come back and present the contents of that article I sent out in about 2002 to my mailing list for the Pacific Waves Newsletter which, unfortunately, I can no longer afford to publish and mail.  However an archive of past issues of that newsletter can be found here. In that article I detailed a number of good and bad resources for pastors including Bible translations, concordances, commentaries, Bible dictionaries, etc.  I present an edited version of part of that article on this DVD, particularly dealing with English Translations of the Bible.  Translation is a very detailed endeavor and should only be undertaken by those with a proper education in that subject and a sound doctrinal background.  I read a few books on that subject and it helped me understand the complexities involved.  Hebrew is a rich language so it is hard to distill one Hebrew word down to one English word.  Greek is a very technical language and it is also not easy to translate.  This is why it is imperative to use the good English translations out there for comparison along with a good concordance and Bible dictionary. 

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A TALE OF TWO KINGDOMS
Kingdom Now or Kingdom Come?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

There are two kingdoms being taught in many churches today. Teaching about one of the kingdoms is on the decline while the other is being promoted all over the place.  I am warning Christians that they need to check out who is using the word "kingdom", the books they have been reading and recommend on building "the kingdom", the people they have been hanging out with at conferences, and what they mean by "the kingdom".

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BIBLES STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT
by Sandy Simpson

Bible studies in Galatians, Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Jude with a focus on applying timeless discernment priciples to our modern times.

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BIBLES STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT
Companion CD!
by Sandy Simpson
Contains the PDF text to the book BIBLE STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT plus extra studies by Sandy & Juanita Simpson covering many issues of apologetics and discernment.

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A Whole Lot Of Wishful Thinking These Days!
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD series is a teaching based on this article.

In this DVD series I want to detail a number of beliefs people have these days that have no basis in Scripture.  I am going to roam all over the map, so to speak, and try to give fairly short answers on a number of topics and also give you useful links to articles that will help you deal with any particular issue.  It is truly amazing how many false ideas people cling to without giving a thought to what the Bible has to say on the subject.

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Signs Of Apostasy In The Churches In The End Times
by Sandy Simpson

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

There are many signs of the great Apostasy, or falling away (2 Thes. 2:3) indicating we are living in the end times (Mt. 24: 3-14)  I am going to go through some indications of the Apostasy in the churches as a follow up to the signs of the times in the world.

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The Responsibilities of a
Good Shepherd
by Sandy Simpson
This CD is a message based on this article.

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What's Up With Christian Bookstores?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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The ElijahList
The biggest promoter of false prophecies in cyberspace!
2004-2007
by Sandy Simpson

This 2-DVD set is a message based on this article.

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The ElijahList
The biggest promoter of false prophecies in cyberspace!
2008
by Sandy Simpson

This 2-DVD set is a message based on this article.

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The Extreme Prophetic
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

(The Emerging Church only is downloadable!)
When you purchase the "Resource Tools - Emerging Church" CD for $10. plus s/h you will also receive a brand new free DVD called "The Emerging Church" that features Gary Gilley, Ray Yungen, Joanna Michaelson, Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson.

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From Church To Emerging Church DVD Series
by Sandy Simpson
The issue of the Emerging Church and it's introduction into many churches and mission organizations has reached a critical point.  Many do not undersand what is being leavened into churches by the EC leadership.  Many would be shocked to know their belief systems involve Universalism, New Age, defense of postmodernism, Interfaithism, and many other false doctrines.  In order to reach out to this generation the EC leadership is proposing a whole new "map" to deal with what they perceive is a lack of understanding on the part of the churches on how to communicate.  EC proponants believe the "scripture" for today is evolving and must change in order to reach postmoderns.

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Idolatry In Their Hearts
Landmark Book!
by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer
Does having eternity in your heart mean that you know God and are His child? Could Gentile cultures understand the Gospel from the stars? Did God create man's cultures? Has God always been in the process of redeeming cultures from the time of Babel by placing in them a true revelation of Himself? Is there the worship of YHWH in all cultures and religions through the names of supreme beings?  Have all cultures always had a way to make things right between them and God? These questions and many more are answered in this book that addresses the false teachings of The New Apostolic Reformation regarding missiological methods as being carried out by many agencies including the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People, YWAM, and many Bible societies.

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The New Apostolic Reformation - What is it and where is it going?
Every Pastor Needs This!
by Bill Randles, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Jacob Prasch, Mike Oppenheimer, Orrel Steinkamp, Gary Gilley, Dave Hunt, Sandy Simpson and others.
This is a 6-DVD expose of  the NAR and it's leadership of C. Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, Chuck Peirce, Dutch Sheets, Bill Hamon, Jack Deere and others.

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Lessons In Forgiveness
Great Study!
by Sandy Simpson

Through the years I have been presented with many opportunities to forgive. Sometimes the situation was so severe that it took me some time to forgive and start the process of healing for myself, and eventually for others. I learned that a Christian needs to forgive other people even if they have not repented of their sins. That can be really hard if we let it be hard. But if we give our burdens over to the Lord, He will carry them and that frees us up to treat other people with love, compassion, and be in the right frame of mind and heart to set them up for reconciliation with Jesus Christ. That does not mean we tolerate their sin. We simply forgive them for what they have done to us, whether perceived or real, and move on to looking for ways to redeem them. We can then present to them the "truth in love" even when we have to rebuke them.

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

was written to help believers to realize the absolute necessity of growing to maturity in Christ. Many churches are urging Christians to push aside discernment in favor of experience. It is our hope that this book will inspire many believers to fight the good fight, finish the race, and keep the faith (2 Tim. 4:7).

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The New Apostolic Reformation - What is it and where is it going?
Companion Book!
by Sandy Simpson

is now available in book form. This is the DVD script plus commentary by Sandy Simpson. The commentary of the DVD series is not in the book, but there are many more quotes available than in the video series.  Good reference material.  Also available on CD-ROM.

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Letters To The Church
Timely!
by Sandy Simpson

is a fitting manual for the Revelation Christian. All the precepts are in the seven letters in Revelation 1:9 - 3:22 to help us keep the faith, stay in sound doctrine, and reach out to those who are perishing. I hope and pray that this book will help the reader to be an "overcomer".

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DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT
Demolish Arguments!
by Sandy Simpson

Want to be able to see your way through to clear biblical discernment? Want a set of tools that will allow you to disciple your loved ones so they will stand firm in the Faith? Want to sort out many of the false arguments and teachings that have invaded the churches? Then DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT book is for you!

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DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT
DVD Study Series!
by Sandy Simpson
is taken from the book but includes a lot of footage of false teachers and false prophets. It covers the core doctrines, how we can use them to test, and examples on the DVD that can be paused for discussion.  Also includes a teacher guide and links to resources on the web.  This 3-DVD series is available now!

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SPIRIT OF TRUTH OR SPIRIT OF ERROR?
Important Video Information
On Benny Hinn!

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

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LIVING WATER 2003
Discernment Conference
Featuring Bill Randles, Gary Gilley
& Ray Yungen
3-DVD Set

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DISCERNMENT 2001
Conference
Featuring Dave Hunt, Duane Magnani, Mike Oppenheimer, Jacob Prasch, Jewel Grewe & Bill Randles
6-DVD Set & 2-VHS Sets

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THE EMPTY PULPIT
Highly Recommended!
by Mike Oppenheimer
What is Christianity? What significance does the cross have? Are there teachings that can wreck our faith? We live in an age unlike any other in the history of man. To follow the Lord among the unique challenges we must understand Scripture and live by it. Available for $20- includes shipping.  Apologetics Coordination Team HIGHLY recommends this book.  It deals with many crucial issues for the Church today.

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Articles exposing the Third Wave and Emerging Church connections with Rome and other articles on the false teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.


(1) Holding Hands With The Pope by Ernest D. Pickering, Th.D. , 1995
The current evangelical ecumenical craze is bringing together the Catholic Church and some Protestant church groups. This new ecumenicalism is part of the Toronto/Brownsville movement. "Have Bible-believers been in error for centuries in refusing to recognize the Roman Catholic Church as a part of the true Church of Christ? Did the martyrs of old die in vain as they protested the false teachings of the "mother of harlots", and were burned at the stake for their efforts? Were Hugh Latimer, John Knox, and Martin Luther simpletons who failed to recognize the marvelous benefits of ecumenism and who, instead, boldly attacked the multiplied errors of Rome?" On Charismatics: "It is interesting that, in reporting the signing of the ecumenical document, the National and International Religion Report commented: 'What brought the two communities together to this point, some signers said, are the experiences of worshipping together in the charismatic movement . . . . This is but another evidence of the impetus toward ecumenism which has been generated by the modern charismatic movement. Charismatics find common ground in their shared experience and see no doctrinal impediment to full cooperation with one another. Charismatics seem to be able to span the widest theological gulf with no problem whatsoever."

(2) The Truth About Roman Catholicism by H. Reynolds, Foundation Magazine, Vol. XIII, Issue 1, 1995
"Is the Roman Catholic Church the one true Church? Are its past and present teachings and practices Scriptural? How has the Roman Catholic Church changed through the centuries? How much has it changed in our lifetime? Have these changes been basic or superficial? Where is the Roman Catholic Church headed?"

(3) Part One: Foundations For Apostasy: 1950-1985 by Ed Tarkowski, 1996
"According to John MacArthur's "The Charismatics": "In 1960, Pentecostalism spilled over denominational lines when Episcopal rector Dennis Bennet experienced what he believed was the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the gift of tongues. After that, as John Sherrill put it, "THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN." The Charismatic movement spread into mainline denominations such as Episcopalian, Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Lutheran."

(4) Charismatic And Evangelical Leaders Meet With The Pope by David W. Cloud, 1996
Here's the magazine article about the meeting with the Pope in 1995. "Charismatic Pat Robertson (Christian Broadcasting Network), Chuck Colson (Prison Fellowship Ministries), Don Argue (president, National Association of Evangelicals), and Bill Bright (Campus Crusade for Christ) were among the religious leaders who met with Pope John Paul II during the Pope's visit to New York City, October 7, 1995."

(5) The "Evangelicals and Catholics Together" Document commentary by Tim Barbaho, 1996
"A formal declaration boldly documents the Evangelical and Catholic commitment to work together to evangelize and bring about social reform in the world. The Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium has, in effect, laid the groundwork for Evangelicals to set aside their distinctive doctrines and unite with the Catholic Church and other religions which are coming together by 2000 A.D."

(6) Charisma Magazine Promotes Catholic-Protestant Unity by David W. Cloud, 1996
"The Charismatic movement is one of the most effective glues holding the last-days ecumenical movement together."

(7) Pope Says Mary "Collaborated In The Work Of Salvation" by David W. Cloud, 1997
"At his general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 9, Pope John Paul II said that Mary uniquely collaborated in the work of salvation. According to the Vatican Information Service, April 9, 1997, the pope stated that 'in union with Christ and yielding to Him, She collaborated to obtain the grace of salvation for all humanity." Also, see a short synopsis of David Cloud's book "The World Council Of Churches" on the connection between Roman Catholicism and pagan religions.

(8) Is It The Same Spirit? by Moreno Dal Bello, 1996
"The Roman Catholic Charismatic Renewal is growing at a rapid pace. All around the world Roman Catholics are experiencing the charismatic's second baptism known as the 'baptism of the Holy Spirit.' Many are also being 'slain in the spirit' and are Speaking in 'tongues'. The Roman Catholic priesthood has embraced the 'charismatic experience' which has received the Pope's official blessing. But what does this all mean?" Although this article is from a KJV-only perspective, which I do not entirely subscribe to, it points out the fact that if Catholics and Protestants can both be "slain in the spirit', what is to prevent any other religion from sharing in this experience. And the answer is -- none. They are already experiencing it. Is this then the Holy Spirit or the great apostacy?

(9) Promise Keepers Changes Doctrinal Statement To Appease Catholics by David W. Cloud, 1997
"When Promise Keepers first published its brief statement of faith, it did not include the phrase "by faith alone." It was added because of the outcry of those who protested that the absence of this phrase leaves room for false gospels which mix grace and works, faith and sacraments. You see, false gospelers do not deny that salvation is by faith and by grace. What they deny is that it is by grace ALONE through faith ALONE without works and sacraments of any sort. Now we see that Promise Keepers has again modified its statement to remove "by faith alone" to please the Catholic leaders with whom they are fellowshipping. Promise Keepers vice president, Paul Edwards, tells us that PK's doctrinal statement is "dynamic" and "open to change." This is typical of those with an ecumenical agenda. They claim that sound doctrine is precious to them, but in practice they are incredibly flexible and nonchalant about the most foundational of doctrines."

(10) Catholic Mariology Cult Gaining Wide Support UPI & The Times, UK, 1997
"The Catholic Mariology cult is gaining wider support to have the pope and the Catholic Church declare Mary to be co-redemptrix (co-redeemer) with Christ."

(11) Inside the Catholic Catechism by Robert T. Weaver, 1996
"There are 2865 catechisms of the Catholic Church. All catechism references will be taken from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Image, Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. For the sake of time, I cannot cover all catechisms. However, I do want to cover, what I believe are, major doctrinal heresies according to the Word of God. I will give the catechism number, the catechism, and the page number referenced. I will then list Bible verses that repudiate the teachings of the catechism."

(12) Promise Keepers Woos Catholics by Jim Kirksey, Denver Post Staff Writer, 1998
"Bill McCartney and his Promise Keepers were embraced by the Denver Catholic Archdiocese ... at a gathering of more than 250 men, and a handful of women, at the John Paul II Center in south Denver. "

(14) From Peter To Pope John Paul II by Catholic Information Center on Internet, 1998
Now, if this AVI. movie file doesn't prove direct succession of apostolic authoirity from Peter to the current pope, I don't know what does! "This [CICI] is Very, Very Great !!" said Pope John Paul II at the demonstration of the Catholic Information Center on Internet on October 7, 1995 by James S. Mulholland, Jr., Founder and President of CICI."  By the way, this is on the OFFICIAL Catholic site at www.catholic.com, believe it or not.  Kind of says it all.  Notice how the nose grows longer.  Is it just me or is that a sign?  You will need to touch the picture with your mouse cursor to activate the morph.  It took me awhile to figure that one out.  Kind of confusing like Vatican II!

(15) Pope John Paul II Receives A Mark In His Forehead By A Pagan Shiva Priestess by Cutting Edge Ministries, 1998
"We received some very shocking, but revealing, information about Pope John Paul II from a sister Christian organization, "Former Catholics For Christ". In their newsletter, dated Jan/Feb/Mar, 1998, they reveal that Pope John Paul II allowed a Shiva priestess to create the traditional Shiva mark on his forehead.  Note:  We do not agree with all the conclusions in this article, but we present this information as proof that the Vatican and the Pope continue to steadily move toward total interfaith globalism, and that the Roman Catholic Church is spiritually bankrupt from the top down.

(16) Pope John Paul II - Vatican II and the "Bent Cross" by Cutting Edge Ministries, 1998
"Please notice the Crucifix that Pope John Paul II is holding up to the people, at left. Study it closely, and you will realize that it is not a Traditional Crucifix, as we show below. Rather, this Crucifix is known as a "Bent Cross". But, what does that mean?"  Note: We do not agree with all the conclusions on this page but the implications of the use of the "bent cross" indicate that the veneer of Christianity at the Vatican is wearing thin.

(17) Pagan Practices Married To The Church Of Rome by Fair Dinkum Newsletter, 1998
"The nature of the Catholic faith is such that nothing can be added to it, nothing taken away. Either it is held in its entirety or it is rejected totally. This is the Catholic Faith which, unless a man believes faithfully and firmly, he cannot be saved" (Pope Benedict XV). The Church that never changes has been in a constant state of change since is inception in the third century."

(18) Evangelical Leaders Participate In Papal Mass by David Cloud, 1998
"Pat Robertson and Bill Bright participated in a papal mass in New York's Central Park during John Paul II's October visit to the United States. According to the Religious News Service, Pat Robertson marched at the head of an ecumenical procession (which included Bright) to the papal altar and was seated with Protestant, Orthodox and other Christian leaders. Robertson is the Charismatic head of the 700 Club and Bright is the head of Campus Crusade for Christ."

(19) Do Catholics And Evangelicals Now Agree? by John Ankerberg With Dr. John MacArthur, Dr. R.C. Sproul, Dr. D. James Kennedy,  1999
"Video exploration of the topic of the ECT document.  A video tape series is available here."

(20) A Review of and Response to "Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium" by James White, Director, Alpha and Omega Ministries,  1999
"The framers of ECT have done a disservice, first and foremost to the gospel of Christ, and secondarily to their communities. We call upon such men as Charles Colson, Richard Land, Larry Lewis, Richard Mouw, John White, and especially J.I. Packer, to rethink their position, and withdraw their support from a document that can do nothing more than cause confusion and "give aid and comfort to the enemies of the cause of Christ."

(22) Faiths Heal Ancient Rift Over Faith - Catholics, Lutherans End Doctrinal Dispute by Charles Trueheart, Washington Post Foreign Service, 11/1/99
The "Joint Declaration On The Doctrine Of Justification" was, today, nailed to his church door by Cardinal Willliam H. Keeler, thereby allegedly ending the Reformation that Martin Luther died to support.  I dare say, if Luther could, he would be rolling over in his grave at the sight of this apostasy.  Fortunately, though 61.5 million Lutherans agreed to the accord, about 3 million rejected it.  You can read the Missouri Synod's "The Joint Lutheran/Roman Catholic Declaration on Justification: A Response" and see for yourself their good reasons for not signing this document. Read the full LCMS position paper here.  Keep in mind that it is a .pdf file and will take a long time to download.

(23) The Roman Catholic-Lutheran "Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification": A Denial of the Gospel and the Righteousness of Christ by Richard M. Bennett, 1999
"There have been numerous, alarming attempts over the past five years to declare Roman Catholics as "brothers and sisters in Christ" during the dialogue between Evangelicals and the Roman Catholic Church. Now something more sinister and authoritative has taken place. "The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification" (JD), an official doctrinal statement jointly authored by representatives of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), has been signed on October 31st, 1999, as a joint confessional agreement. On the 482nd anniversary of Martin Luther's pivotal posting of the yet unanswered "95 theses" that ignited the Protestant Reformation, the RCC and LWF vividly confirmed their position of the serious apostasy--to which ecumenism with Rome inevitably leads. The Lutherans of LWF have now embraced the doctrine of the Council of Trent, and in so doing have officially and formally denied the Gospel and the righteousness of Christ." 

(24) The Condition Of The 21st Century Church by Mike Genrdon, 01/00
"What do you see as the greatest problem facing the church today? This question was asked of me after I delivered a message in Clearwater, Florida several months ago. Without hesitation I said: "There appears to be a lack of discernment among church leaders and an increasing tolerance of doctrinal error and immorality within the body of Christ."  The church has become worldly, irrelevant and ignorant of biblical truth. Seldom is the Word of God used to correct and reprove for training in righteousness. Large numbers of lost people are coming to church to be entertained." 

(25) The Web Of Ecumenism: Charismatic/Catholic Connections by Jerry Moser, The Raden Report, 4/7/00
Catholics and Third Wavers get together for "Celebrate Jesus 2000".  Speakers include people such as Thomas Trask the AoG General Secretary; John Kilpatrick and Steve Hill of Brownsville AoG; Pat Robertson of 700 Club; John Arnott of TACF (Toronto "Blessing"); and Fr. Michael Scanlan of Francisan University.  This is sure to bring a heavy dose of the paranormal and occult teachings and practices of the Third Wave into more Catholic circles.  The sad part of this is that few Catholics have been taught to discern the false teaching, false prophesy and false anointing of this movement, let alone the true gospel message.  Heresy upon heresy!

(26) Pat Robertson & Rome by David W. Cloud, The Raden Report, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, 5/30/00
"Pat Robertson, founder of the 700 Club and Regent University, is an ardent ecumenicist who has long worked and fellowshipped with Romanists. He exemplifies what is happening widely in Evangelical-Charismatic circles today."  Disclaimer: This is a Fundamentalist Baptist perspective.  We do not endorse some of their other views on issues like KJV-Only.

(27) Roman Catholicism by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, 1899-1981
The Roman Catholic system is shown to be apostate doctrinally.  If that is the case, why are Evangelicals, Pentecostals and other Protestants joining with Rome?

(28) The Pope Identifies Himself As The "Sweet Christ On Earth" by David W. Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, 6/1/00
Pope John Paul II, in a 1996 "Apostolic Exhortation," encouraged Catholics to reverence the papacy as the "sweet Christ on earth." An Independant Baptist perspective.

(29) Tracing Rome's Steps Into Apostasy by Evangelist Mike Gendron, Proclaiming The Gospel, July/August Newsletter, Feature Article
"As we witness the great apostasy enveloping the world, it is both discouraging and encouraging. Yes it is indeed discouraging to see so many being deceived and falling away from the true faith. However, it is also encouraging because we know these things must take place before the Lord Jesus returns in glory (2 Thes 2:3). Let us be faithful to the one who has called us out of darkness into the glorious light of His Son!"

(30) Pope To Consecrate New Millennium To Mary as reported by Bible Prophesy Research (BPR), 2000
"Pope John Paul II will conduct an act of dedicating the new millennium to Mary, the Vatican has announced. According to The Immaculate Heart Messenger, a major Catholic magazine, the consecration will take place on October 7th, 2000, on the occasion of the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary."

(31) Devil Defeats The Pope In Vatican Exorcism Battle by Bruce Johnston in Rome, The Electronic Telegraph, 9/11/00 
"The Pope carried out an impromptu exorcism on a teenage girl after she began "screaming insults in a cavernous voice" during an audience in the Vatican City, it emerged at the weekend.   Despite the Pope's efforts and those of his chief "Satan-buster", Fr Gabriele Amorth, the girl remained "possessed"."

(32) Proof That Mary Was A Sinner, Was In Need Of A Savior, Had More Than Four Children, And Is Not Mediatrix by Neil Rivalland, 9/00
A quick answer to the RCC that has deified Mary.

(33) Mary Who? by Dave Hunt, The Berean Call, 10/00
"Although mankind is being drawn into every kind of spiritual deception in the last days before the return of Jesus, it is especially sad that the real mother of Jesus, the remarkable "handmaid of the Lord" (Lk 1:38), is so terribly misrepresented, thereby drawing millions away from her Son."

(34) The True God Of Catholicism: The God Of Fortresses by Virginia Galli, And "He" Shall Honor The God Of Fortresses, taken from Prophesy In The News
The man of sin, the antichrist, will be a worshipper of "a god of fortresses" (Da. 11:38). This "god" is the female deity under many names, but in particular Astarte "god of the tower".  The foremost worshipper of female deities today is the Catholic church, whose pope is about to deify Mary, calling her the "coredemptrix with Christ".  I believe it may be wise to keep our eyes on the next pope, who at this writing may be a Jew, who may also be the one to negotiate a peace agreement between Isrrael and the Arab countries since Rome is seeking to mediate that conflict. "The antichrist’s god will be the god of the fortress. Throughout history, the leading example of the fortress god is none other than Ishtar / Ashtoreth / Astarte, also known in certain contemporary circles as "Ashtar."

(35) Mary: Mother ... and Savior? by Jan Jarboe Russell, New York Times News Service, 1/6/01
"The world of today is in desperate need of a mother," whispered Prof. Mark Miravalle as he sat behind his desk at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, carefully fingering a string of rosary beads. Half a world away, inside the Vatican, yet another enormous box arrived filled with petitions asking Pope John Paul II to exercise his absolute power to proclaim a new and highly debated dogma: that the Virgin Mary is a co-redeemer with Jesus and cooperates  fully with her son in the redemption of mankind."

(36) Catholic Charismatics - My Testimony by Bill,    Azusa@aol.com, 5/01
"My testimony of working with the Catholic Charismatics."

(37) Pope Entrusts "Whole Church" To Mary by THE CALVARY CONTENDER, VOL. XVIII NO. 13 July 1, 2001
"On June 3, Pope John Paul II entrusted "the whole Church" to the intercession of Mary and "placed in her hands the expectations of peace and justice of the world." He called her the "queen of heaven."  Here's another story called "John Paul II Entrust Peace Of World To The Virgin Mary".

(38) Roman Catholicism Compared To Biblical Christianity by Barbara Wilhelm, 9/01
"The purpose of this paper was simply to make the truth known. The love that will be needed to share it can come only from prayerful time with the Lord. He has a deep burden for those caught in the web of the Catholic Church. As we pray He will share that burden with us that we may share His love and truth with them."

(39) Evangelicals And Catholics: The Next Generation? by T.A. McMahon, The Berean Call, June 2002
Simply shocking!

(40) Mother Of Harlots? by Joseph Chambers, Paw Creek Ministries, 7/02
It is amazing to study the ancient Babylon religions, such as the Mother goddess, pagan rituals, and other dark ideas, and then see them repeated in the Mystery Babylon of Rome.  The likeness is undeniable.

(41) A Marriage From Hell by Joseph Chambers, Paw Creek Ministries, 7/02
The joining of Catholics and Protestants is a clear indication of ultimate apostasy. Religious organizations, denominations, churches, and individuals are presently rushing to outdo each other in preparation for this unity.

(42) Catholicism & Islam - Ties The Bind by T.A. McMahon, The Berean Call, November 2002
Roman Catholicism recognizes Allah as the God of the Bible. In 1985, Pope John Paul II declared to an enraptured audience of thousands of Muslim youths, "Christians and Muslims, we have many things in common as believers and as human beings....We believe in the same God, the one and only God, the living God...." But how is that possible? 

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

(44) But I Say Unto Thee ... by Jackie Alnor, June 2003
Here’s a sample of how Jesus would correct the so-called "infallible" Roman Sanhedrin if they had spiritual
 ears to hear and eyes to see.

(45) Come Out Of A False Church by Bible Prophesy And Rapture Report, 4/04
There comes a time when a person has to leave a false church after they are saved. This false church can be Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, JW, or any number of liberal churches that deny  foundations of the Christian faith.  To stay inside as a 'witness' just isn't possible. One cannot grow and mature in a false church. Also a person gives indirect approval to the false doctrines in that church by attending such a place. Only by obeying God and coming out will a statement be made and a Godly influence given! 

(46) Indifference or Ignorance: The Practice of Idolatry Within the Church by Richard Bennett and Randall Paquette
Praise for Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” has resounded from pulpit to pew. It is evident that there are many Christians who, without reservation, are prepared to accept movies about “Christ”, even one in the Catholic tradition. The question therefore that must be asked is this: in the light of Scripture, is their position defendable or do they fall under the condemnation of Almighty God?

(47) Queen Of Rome, Queen Of Islam, Queen Of All! by Roger Oakland, Understanding The Times, 1/05
She appears as a living, breathing, three-dimensional lady enveloped in exquisite light. Visionaries and seers describe a beautiful, young woman glowing in radiant splendor. Seers, while describing her as brilliant to behold and arrayed with every splendor, admit that the "Queen of Heaven" transcends human description. 

(48) Mary for Protestants? A New Look at an Old Question by Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 3/18/05
Should Mary be venerated by Protestants? That question frames the March 21, 2005 cover story for TIME magazine. David Van Biema has written an expansive and insightful report on contemporary developments among Protestants--developments that may influence some evangelicals.

(49) Smack Dab In The Middle Of The Apostasy - "Evangelicals" Fawn Over The Pope At His Death by Sandy Simpson, 4/7/05
The Roman Catholic Church, headed by the popes, have long taught against at least two of the "central doctrines of the Christian Faith".  That "Evangelical" leaders would endorse the pope, glorify him, say he is a saint, and laud him to the world is a testament of just how far into apostasy the Evangelical churches have fallen.

(50) Who is the Vicar of Christ? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 4/12/05
Richard Bennett asks the question we all need to answer. 

(51) The Roman Catholic Issue of Interfaith by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 4/12/05
How has the evangelical church become agreeable for interfaith.

(52) Catholic Doctrines Comparison Chart
A helpful (.pdf) comparison chart of some false teachings of Catholicism and a historical timeline as to when they started.

(53) The Alignment of New Evangelicals with Apostasy by Richard Bennett, 1/06
The first and second National Evangelical Anglican Conferences that met at Keele and Nottingham in the UK in 1967 and 1977, respectively, were primed to launch and further the new policy of Anglican Evangelicals towards ecumenism. There was a now desire on the part of New Evangelicals to be united with ritualistic Anglicans, who were essentially Roman Catholic in belief and practice; and liberals who believed in a fallible Bible. Leading Evangelicals, such as John Stott and J.I. Packer, endorsed the statements from these. John Stott, who chaired the first conference at Keele, made clear that the conference was accepting not only Anglo-Catholics and liberals, but Roman Catholics also: “All who confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and therefore seek together to fulfill their common calling to the glory of one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit have a right to be treated as Christians, and it is on this basis that we wish to talk with them.”6

(54) Reformation Rejection by Dave Hunt, The Berean Call, 2/06
Shamefully, double-crossing Evangelicals have reversed the Reformation, railroading believers back to the reign of Rome.

(55) Vatican, WCC Churches And Other Religions Work On Consensual Conversion Plan by BeliefNet, Associated Press, 2006
ATHENS, Greece - The Vatican and the world's largest alliance of Christian churches plan to seek a common code for religious conversions, a leader of the effort said Wednesday. The groups also will open contacts with Islam and other faiths to study ways to avoid conflicts. 

(56) A Different Gospel Cannot Be The Same Gospel by Ken Silva, Apprising Ministries, 6/5/06
Now can you see the deadly deception that far too many evangelical leaders themselves have been falling for? The Purpose Driven Church, as the logical outgrowth of the sinner sensitive Church Growth Movement, the Emergent Church embodying the Gnostic new evangelicalism, and the Word Faith Church for those obsessed with material gain, a little something for everyone in these major cogs within the ECoD. But don’t these poor misguided fools remember that God the Holy Spirit clearly warns the true Christian not to be yoked together with unbelievers like the long apostate Church of Rome? 

(57) Catholicism And Christianity: The Differences Between Them by Barbara Wilhelm, 9/4/06
The Bible says, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” With all my heart I want to see those who are Catholic set free. That is the reason I have written this report. Catholics need to know the truth of real salvation and we Christians need to know the truth about Catholicism that we may witness to them meaningfully so that they may know the true love of Jesus and have eternal life. And eternal life is exactly what is at stake as this comparison reveals. 

(58) Explaining The Heresy Of Catholicism (23-296) by John MacArthur, Grace To You Ministries, 11/06 
A series of articles on some of the heresies of the Roman Catholic Church.

  1. Exposing the Idolatry of Mary Worship: An Overview (90-314) (Selected Scriptures) 
  2. Exposing the Idolatry of Mary Worship: Catholic Dogma, Pt. 1 (90-315) (Selected Scriptures) 
  3. Exposing the Idolatry of Mary Worship: Catholic Dogma, Pt. 2 (90-316) (Selected Scriptures) 
  4. Exposing the Idolatry of Mary Worship: What the Bible Says (90-317) (Selected Scriptures) 
  5. Explaining the Heresy of the Catholic Mass, Pt. 1 (90-318) (Selected Scriptures) 
  6. Explaining the Heresy of the Catholic Mass, Pt. 2 (90-319) (Selected Scriptures) 
  7. The Pope and the Papacy (90-291) (Selected Scriptures) 
  8. The Scandal of the Catholic Priesthood (80-264) (Selected Scriptures) 


(59) Pope Hailed For Praying Toward Mecca by Reuters, 12/2/06
Pope Benedict has wound up a visit to Turkey amid praise from the local press for visiting Istanbul's Blue Mosque and praying towards Mecca "like Muslims"

(60) Vatican: Pope's Prayer In Mosque Is A 'New Horizon' In Interfaith by Roger Oakland, Understanding The Times, 12/06
Pope Benedict XVI's moment of prayer at Istanbul's Blue Mosque last week has opened up a "new horizon in interreligious dialogue" according to a top Italian Roman Catholic cleric, Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia. "For the first time a Pope appealed to God in a Mosque. Not even Pope John Paul II did it in the Damascus Mosque," Paglia said referring to the 2001 visit to Syria by Benedict's predecessor. 

(61) Why Evangelicals Are Returning To Rome by Bob DeWaay, Critical Issues Commentary, March/April 2008
The February 2008 edition of Christianity Today ran a cover story about evangelicals looking to the ancient Roman Catholic Church in order to find beliefs and practices.1 What was shocking about the article was that both the author of the article and the senior managing editor of CT claim that this trip back to Rome is a good thing. Says Mark Galli the editor, “While the ancient church has captivated the evangelical imagination for some time, it hasn’t been until recently that it’s become an accepted fixture of the evangelical landscape. And this is for the good.”2 Chris Armstrong, the author of the article who promotes the trip back to the ancient church, claims
that because the movement is led by such persons as “Dallas Willard, Richard Foster, and living and practicing monks and nuns,” that therefore, “they are receiving good guidance on this road from wise teachers.” This he claims shows that, “Christ is guiding the process.”3

(62) Mixing Catholicism with Non-Christian Religions by Mary Ann Collins (A Former Catholic Nun), August 2008
In October, 1986, Pope John Paul II convened and led a multi-faith service at Assisi, Italy. Leaders of non-Christian religions participated and publicly prayed to their gods. Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, animists, and Zoroastrians participated in this service. So did an Orthodox patriarch and some Protestant leaders.[1]

(63) Roman Catholicism Through the Lens of Scripture by Mike Gendron, Dallas Seminary, 9/08
Mike's last message at Dallas Theological Seminary.  A video message.

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

(65) A Study Of Mary From A Biblical Perspective by Neil Rivalland, updated 3/8/09
Recently I discovered more evidence in the Scriptures of the Roman Catholic Church's unbiblical acknowledgement of Mary, so what I have done is rewritten the article with this new discovery found in Luke 11:27-28. As you read that passage of Scripture you will see how relevant it is to our acknowledgement of the word of God and Jesus Christ. 

(66) Refashioning God by The Berean Call, 7/31/09
The erroneous Catholic ideas about Jesus (that a piece of bread is changed into the body and blood of Jesus in the Eucharist, that He did not pay the full penalty for our sins, etc.,) may not seem too surprising to evangelicals because, as most know, the Church of Rome doesn't strictly adhere to the Bible. 

(67) In the Midst of Deceit by Randall Paquette, 10/09
The choice for a Catholic is simple; throw yourself upon the mercy of the merciful God, and believe His Word, and trust in Christ alone to save your soul, or continue in the labyrinth of deceit that is Catholicism. “Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the Lord.

(68) The Messiah & The Cross Part 1: Common Misunderstandings by The Berean Call, 10/14/09
The Messiah simply said to Jews and Gentiles, "Follow Me," an invitation that may be accepted or rejected. The Bible ends with this gracious offer, "Whosoever will may come." The Messiah, who came to the world through Israel, forces nothing upon anyone. One is free to choose hell or heaven. Jesus paid the penalty for all of mankind's sin, but this payment is effective only for those who believe and receive His sacrifice on their behalf. Tragically, most Jews still remain resistant to the salvation that God offers through the promised Messiah. 

(69) Further Thoughts on the Manhattan Declaration and a Response to Frank Beckwith by James White, 11/25/09
Of course, one of the main questions I have received since posting my thoughts (and referring to those of John MacArthur) has to do with Dr. Mohler's defense of his signing the document. It has never been my intention to excite that spectrum of folks who exist on the fringes of meaningful apologetics who are constantly looking for a new conflict, a new battle. Yes, I had read Dr. Mohler's comments on why he signed the document prior to writing my article. I appreciate his position, but I beg to differ.

(70) Exchanging Religion for an Eternal Relationship with God by Mike Gendron, Proclaiming The Gospel Newsletter, Vol. 19 No. 1
In closing, we must take the same approach Jesus did by refuting religious error and opposing those who spread it. Religion can never save anyone, in fact it cuts them off from God and the saving power of the Gospel (Rom. 1:16; 4:2-8). Let us exhort those who are enslaved to their worthless and
empty religions to become privileged slaves of the Lord Jesus Christ.

(71) The Vatican's troubles are spiritual by Jackie Alnor, Christianity & the Media Examiner, 4/3/10
If the Roman Catholic Church would get back to the Bible and require a married clergy, abolish the hierarchy, and urge Catholics to confess their sins directly to God, this scandal would soon come to an end. No longer would priests get to hide behind the confessional as a cover-up for their sins or a tool for recruiting others.

(72) The Marian Apparitions by Andrew Mayfield, April 10th 2010 
Because of what is happening at the present day Marian apparitions must be addressed in the light of Biblical truth. This is done proficiently and with sensitivity by Andrew Mayfield in a new article.

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

(74) Changing Worldviews by Mary Ann Collins, 9/4/10
The worldview of Christians should be based on the Bible and on our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. However, we live in a world that offers a vast diversity of beliefs and values that clash with Christianity. Those views are continually bombarding us through television, newspapers, magazines, movies, books, games, and secular education.

(75) Religious statue falls and breaks in Catholic church on YouTube, 9/12/10
1Sa 5:4  But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the LORD! His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained.
1Sa 12:21  Do not turn away after useless idols. They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless.
Ps 106:36  They worshipped their idols, which became a snare to them.
Isa 42:8  "I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.
Isa 45:16  All the makers of idols will be put to shame and disgraced; they will go off into disgrace together.
Jer 32:34  They set up their abominable idols in the house that bears my Name and defiled it.
1Jo 5:21  Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

(76) Roman Catholicism and the art of equivocation by Matt Slick, CARM, 10/4/10
Roman Catholic theologians are masters of equivocation, especially when it comes to Mary.  With equivocation they have managed to develop doctrines that have absolutely no basis in scripture.

(77) Evangelizing Catholics by Mike Gendron, 12/20/10
Listen to this two part audio message on how to effectively evangelize Catholics.  Listen to Part 1 & Part 2.

(78) Sorcery in the Roman Catholic Church by Matt Slick, CARM, 12/29/10
Sorcery is the manipulation of the spiritual realm (or occult natural laws) through rituals and words to obtain a specific result in the physical world.  When a certain formula is performed and a certain result is automatically achieved, that is sorcery. Some call it magic. In the Roman Catholic church there are certain rituals where doing a specific formula has a specific result.  Following are three quotes from official Roman Catholic Sources that demonstrate a type of sorcery. 

(79) Our Lady of Perpetual Secrets - A tragic, real-life example of the hazards of a Dominionist elite by Pastor Jeffrey Whittaker, 1/21/11
When embarking on any meaningful study of the perils of Dominionism creeping into and polluting the true Biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ, one must give sufficient attention and energy to the Mother of all Church/State abusers, The Roman Catholic Church. Whether it be the countless treaties made with European Monarchs and Dictators throughout history, or her ongoing design to re-assimilate all existing religious bodies back into “Mother’s” open arms via modern ecumenism, the blurring of lines and contempt for public accountability is still her modus operandi.

(80) On Theosis, Or Divinization - What does it mean to be “partakers of the divine nature”? by Pastor Larry DeBruyn, 2/26/11

If biblical precedent exists for attaining unto divinity, “The only biblical text which seems to bear directly on deification is II Peter 1:4, where the destiny of Christian believers is described as becoming ‘partakers of the divine nature’.”[1] So the question becomes, does Peter’s reference to partaking of the divine nature support the teaching that in this life a Christian can become deified; that a Christian, as defined by the Orthodox Church, can become subjected to “God’s full and perfect penetration . . . in which [state of being] the operations and energies of human nature cease, having been replaced by the Divine Operations and Energies.”[2] On the face of it, Peter appears to be teaching the possibility of personal divinization, but upon a deeper investigation of the text, he is not.
(81) Are Catholics Deceived? by Mike Gendron, 7/21/11
Who will you trust? Many people disregard Jeremiah’s advice and put their trust in religious leaders. Catholics believe that the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church accurately teach what Jesus and His Word reveal. This can be a fatal mistake. Those who disregard the objective truth of the Bible and rely only on the subjective teachings of men leave themselves open to deception. We know God would never deceive anyone because He wants all people to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth (l Timothy 2:3). He gave us His Word so we could know, understand and believe the truth (John 17:17).
(82) Another Hole in the Wall by Roger Oakland, 9/14/11
Are you willing to test all things, especially the spiritual leaders whom you have considered great men of God? Have you begun to notice a difference in what they stand for now? Is your pastor departing from the Scriptures to become part of a political Dominionist plan? Is he working together with leaders of Rome and other false religions? Or does he say nothing at all about these things and tell his congregation, “All is well.” Jesus is coming soon! Why not be about your Father’s business and reach out to those who are lost with the gospel according to the Scriptures? Take the time and look through the hole in the wall just like Ezekiel did. It will be very revealing.
(83) 95 Specious Lies of Rome by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 11/13/1
Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to the door of the Wittenburg church, thus launching the great Reformation of Protestantism. Much of what the Reformers fought and died for is being tossed out the window by voices in New Evangelicalism calling for ecumenism with Rome. In honor of Luther I've updated his complaints to reflect the de-evolution of the Church of Rome today. She (the Mother Church) no longer has the power to torture and kill her opponents, so I can safely lay it all out here. Would welcome comments of those who think it needs to be tweaked - better examples of lies can replace any of these. 
(84) The Pope’s New Evangelization Program: Bishop Ricken, Greg Laurie and Calvary Chapel by Roger Oakland, 12/8/11

One of the main goals we have at Understand The Times is to analyze the news in light of insights found in the Word of God. With regard to Bible prophecy, we should be very aware that doctrines of demons are taking place as part of the great falling away.[1] Even those who have been known for teaching the Word of God can will be misled as they get caught up in this Last Days apostasy.  Recently an article caught my attention with regard to Rome’s New Evangelization program. This program, put into place by Pope John Paul II, is still being promoted by Pope Benedict XVI in order to bring people to the Roman Catholic Eucharistic Jesus through a variety of plans. 

(85) Roman Catholicism: A Different Gospel The Condones Idolatry by Cecil Andrews, Take Heed Ministries, 12/16/11
The Gospel saves us from idolatry and tells us to repent. Anybody in scripture that got saved turned from idolatry and in the case of the Corinthians seriously admonished if they continued to eat meat sacrificed to idols. The Roman Catholic Church teaches a doctrine called ‘transubstantiation’. This means that when the priest prays over the bread and wine in the Roman Catholic Mass the bread and wine, though still looking accidentally like bread and wine, actually change substance and become the very body and blood of Jesus. 

(86) Roman Catholic Apologists by The Berean Beacon, 12/18/11
A page exposing the false arguments of RCC apologists.

(87) The Roman Catholic Church Is The Masterpeice Of Satan And The Quenn Of Iniquity by Charles Spurgoen, 1/2/12
A perfect reformation they could not work, and the remnant of the rubbish is now our plague and hindrance. Everywhere the much rubbish is being diligently cast upon the pile by the emissaries of the Evil One, and we can scarcely get to the foundations to build again the gold and silver and precious stones which God commits to us with which to build up His own house. Alas, there is very, very much rubbish!

(88) Beware of Wolves in Sheep's Clothing by Mike Gendron, 2/7/12
According to Webster?s Dictionary "deceive" means "to lead astray or to cause to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid." Could it be the church has not only lost its ability to discern truth from error but also to discern wolves from sheep? Consider Brennan Manning, an inactive Roman Catholic priest, who has some obvious characteristics of a "wolf," yet goes mostly undetected.

(89) Vatican’s twisted priorities / Op-ed: instead of focusing on decline of Arab Christianity, Catholic Church chooses to demonize Israel at Understanding The Times, 3/25/12
In a special interview with Die Tagespost last week, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, named by Pope Benedict to represent the Vatican in the Jewish State, declared that “Israel's existence as such has nothing to do with the Bible.” He then compared Christians’ condition in today’s Jerusalem with Jesus’ Passion: “We Christians never forget that even our Lord himself suffered and was mocked in Jerusalem.” 

(90) Cardinal Pell Says Adam and Eve Didn't Exist by The Berean Call, 4/20/12
In comments that may shock some staunch Catholics, Cardinal George Pell has described the biblical story of Adam and Eve as a myth. He appeared alongside renowned evolutionary biologist and atheist, Professor Richard Dawkins, on the ABC's Q&A program last night. Cardinal Pell said the existence of Adam and Eve was not a matter of science but rather a mythological account. "It's a very sophisticated mythology to try to explain the evil and the suffering in the world," he said. "It's a religious story told for religious purposes." According to Genesis, God created Adam and Eve as the first man and woman and all people are descended from them. Cardinal Pell's explosive comments came after he was questioned about evolution.

(91) Catholic Mysticism and the Emerging Church by Richard Bennett, 5/29/12
Mysticism attempts to gain ultimate knowledge of God by a direct experience that bypasses the mind. Catholic mysticism working together with the Emerging Church, needs to be reexamined. Old-time mystics such as Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and John of the Cross need to be examined again along with modern so-called evangelical mystics such as Richard Foster. All of this, and more, is accomplished in this professional presentation along with graphic inserts of persons and events. An analysis is also made of Phyllis Tickle who has surfaced as a formidable leader of this toxic movement. The fall from power of Tony Jones, a former leading light of the movement, is also documented. As we reexamine this topic we notice that show has been viewed more than 13,800 times on You-Tube alone. As you watch and listen to this distinctive DVD, we encourage you to make it known by forwarding its URL to others.  YouTube video.

(92) Cecil Andrews Debates Jesuit Priest at The Berean Call, 5/31/12
TBC: Friend of the ministry, Cecil Andrews, on May 15, 2012 debated a Jesuit priest on the subject of 'Mary' and the program is now available to watch on you tube. Cecil notes that many “Christians have emailed me to say how much they appreciated what was said during the debate as I simply but clearly set before the priest the truth of God's Word.” "Mariology: Who Is Mary According to Scripture?" was broadcast on May 15th. Representing the evangelical Christian position was Cecil Andrews, founder of Take Heed Ministries. Supporting the Roman Catholic position was Jesuit Priest Keith McMillan. Cecil Andrews presents the evangelical Christian position while Keith McMillan presents the Roman Catholic position.

(93) From Darkness To Light Host: Jim Scneider Guest: Mike Gendron, VCY America, 7/14/12
Mike Gendron is the Founder and Director of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministry. Mike was born into a devout Roman Catholic family where he was taught early on that the Catholic Church is the one true church.  He went on to teach high school Catholic doctrine but eventually he would realize that the zeal he had for his religion wasn’t based upon biblical knowledge. The journey toward that realization began one morning when he was reading in the Dallas Morning News that a man was coming to town to give a 3 day seminar discussing the evidence for the Christian faith.  The man that was giving the conference was Christian apologist, Josh McDowell. Mike left the conference knowing he had to read the Bible, something that is discouraged in the Catholic religion as Catholics are told it’s too complex, therefore answers must come from the priests. Mike’s study of the Bible made him realize that God’s plan of salvation is diametrically opposed to the Catholic plan.  What did Mike do next?  How did the things taught to Mike in Catholicism differ from what he was learning from Scripture? Join Mike as he presents the answers to these questions and also shares his passion to not only reach Catholics with the truth but to also equip the saints to reach out to them as well.

(94) The Biblical Uncovering of the Pope and the Papacy by Richard Bennett, Berean Beacon, 8/26/12
None, but the Lord God, could have described beforehand, office of the Pope and Papacy.Man could never have anticipated the Papacy only God foretells it. That a power claiming to act for God, to be "as God," in the midst of the Christian Church, flouting His truth and mocking His own Holiness, defies imagination. Yes a fraudulent sacramental system and false pretenses have ruled the world for ages from the very same seven-hilled city where the pagan Roman Empire once ruled by military force. None the less we trust the Lord of Grace to save many precious Catholics from this system. All the powers of darkness and apostasy cannot shake the Lord God's power and promises, "For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast." We pray for and expect a display of His love power and grace as this DVD is viewed, to His glory and for the salvation of souls. If you personally are touched by it, please let us know.

(95) The Mindset of  Catholicism Permeating Evangelicalism by Former Catholic Priest Richard Bennett, The Berean Beacon, 11/4/12
In this DVD, Richard Bennett highlights the Catholic Church’s official teaching that people are spiritually wounded and need restoration, rather than being spiritually dead in trespasses and sins and in need of conviction and conversion. Richard shows how this same mindset has become the basis of the so-called gospel message in the New Evangelical movement and its churches. The claiming of “new birth” by water baptism in the Reformed Federal Vision movement is exposed. Likewise, an alleged “new birth,” by making a self-initiated decision to receive Christ as Savior, is also revealed. The Catholic mindset of propagating images of Christ is now accepted in New Evangelical churches in pictures of Christ, Sunday school materials, and DVDs. This is shown to be the most dangerous of the Catholic mindsets to pervade Christian circles. Kindly make the DVD known to others by forwarding its URL. Thank you.

(96) James Robison: The Lord wants Protestants and Catholics to unite as one by Sue at Suze Blog, 11/12/12
James Robinson sounds like the new spokesperson for Catholicism on his TV broadcast show Life Today. Robinson praised Fox News Contributor Fr. Jonathan Morris, claiming the Lord was upon him and we should listen to him. James and Betty Robinson promotes merger of evangelicals and Roman Catholics.

(97) Catholic, Protestant Churches Sign Historic Baptism Agreement by Roger Oakland, 1/31/13
The pathway towards unification with Rome is becoming more and more apparent to those who can see the coming One World Religion with headquarters in Rome. Unfortunately, while this is taking place, there are fewer who are willing to point out this sign of the End Times and warn the sheep. For example, those who follow leaders, many of them who follow the Purpose Driven model promoted by Rick Warren, claim that "it is better to be known for what you are for than what you are against." In doing so, they close their eyes to the signs that reveal Bible prophecy is underway and become part of the deception that is underway. 

(98) Is Submission to the Pope Necessary for Salvation? by Jason Hauser, 2/1/13
"We declare, say, define, and pronounce that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff." -Pope Boniface VIII

(99) Repentance vs Penance by Jason Hauser, 2/4/13
The Roman Catholic sacrament of penance is rooted in a mistranslation of the Greek word metanoia. Properly translated, metanoia means to repent which is to change one's mind and is demonstrated by a change in one's actions.

(100) "The Coming One World Religion" and "Tell Catholics the Truth" DVD by Mike Gendron, Proclaiming The Gospel Ministries, 3/1/13
Video presentations by Mike Gendron, with PowerPoint, are now available on DVD. Each DVD contains two presentations. Discover the most effective way to witness to Catholics by using the most trustworthy authority for truth. Also discover how the Vatican’s strategy for a one-world religion is taking place without any resistance from the Body of Christ.

(101) Can a Priest Forgive Sins? by Jason Hauser, 3/12/13
How tragic that priests have have gone so far as to believe that they have authority to forgive sins as mediators between God and man, the position of Christ alone (1 Tim 2:5) and give a false hope to those who are without Christ. Catholics must turn from trusting in their religion to save and forgive them and recognize that salvation and complete right standing is found in Christ alone (Acts 4:12).

(102) Jesus With A Twist by Roger Oakland, 3/21/13
Everyone knows that the Catholic Church believes in an orthodox biblical historical Jesus, born of a virgin in Bethlehem, the Son of God, the Jesus who died on a cross and was raised from the dead. How can anyone dare suggest this is not the true Jesus who can save us from our sins? However, the Catholic Church teaches that salvation was not completed by Jesus’ death on the cross. They believe each Mass is a bloodless sacrifice that requires a Catholic priest.

(103) Are Roman Catholics still under the Law and therefore lost? by Matt Slick, CARM, 3/22/13
To be under the Law means that a person is subject to the Law and its judgments.  Roman Catholicism teaches that its members are obligated to keep the Law in order to be saved.  Therefore, the Roman Catholic Church keeps its members "under the Law."

(104) Catholicism—Christian? Or Cultic? by Dave Hunt, The Berean Call, June 1991
The evangelical church today is being seduced as never in its history. It faces a danger so grave that, although we have discussed this problem before, it must be addressed again with new insight and vigor. If evangelicals succumb to the seduction, as they increasingly are doing, then their gospel witness will be submerged in confusion and could eventually be lost—a tragic and new dimension to the apostasy from which the church and the world will never recover. Most astonishing and alarming is the fact that (with few exceptions) evangelical leaders and even the major cult watchers refuse to acknowledge this threat. We are therefore compelled to address the subject once again with renewed concern.

(105) The Fatal Mistake of Misinterpretation by Mike Gendron, 4/16/13
The Word of God and the word of popes are at direct odds with each other concerning the salvation of souls. It is impossible for one to be obedient to both the Roman church and the Bible, just as it is impossible to follow both the pope and Jesus. The pope is an impostor who steals the coveted title reserved for Christ alone. Jesus, who poured out His precious blood to redeem the Church, is the only Head.

(106) Is Pope Francis Laying The Groundwork For A One World Religion? by Michael Snyder, 4/16/13
Does Pope Francis intend to help the global elite achieve their goal of uniting all of the religions of the world under a single banner?  Will he be instrumental in establishing a single global religion for the glorious “new age” that the global elite believe is coming?

(107) Apparitions of Mary by Mike Gendron, 5/6/13
I am always amazed to hear of people traveling hundreds of miles and spending thousands of dollars to seek a message from an apparition of Mary when they can open their Bible and receive a message from Christ right where they are. Over 7 million Catholics make pilgrimages every year to the sites of Fatima, Lourdes, Medjugorje and other places where Mary has reportedly appeared. Marian apparitions and their messages play an integral part of worship in Roman Catholicism. Consider just one of the ungodly messages from a Fatima apparition that clearly diverts people away from worship of the triune God: "God is giving two last remedies to the world, these are the Holy Rosary and the Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary...the two means to save the world are prayer and sacrifice....devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Most Holy Mother consists in considering her as the seat of mercy, of goodness of pardon and of the certain door by which we are to enter Heaven... plead for peace from the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the Lord has confided the peace of the world to her."

(108) God Gives Grace to the Humble by Jason Hauser, 5/9/13
Catholics often attempt to discredit the testimonies of former Catholics who come to saving faith by claiming "you must not have been properly catechized" or "clearly you were never much of a Catholic." This is said in response to the new believer humbly reflecting on past sin in their life from which they were saved. Often the Lord brings such people very low before they have clarity or He uses another individual to speak biblical truth into their lives that reveals a disconnect. Such humility is necessary for one to understand and receive the grace of Christ (Jas 4:6). In contrast, the religious man is convinced he is already right before God.

(109) The Papacy's Claim to have the Authority of the Apostle Peter (MP3) by Richard Bennett, 5/12/13
For most Catholics, the authority of the Pope as derived from Peter is the main cornerstone of their faith.  For others, it is the lifesaver to fall back on when all else fails.  The Lord clearly stated that upon His divinity as “the Son of the living God,”and His role as the Messiah He is, in fact, the Rock on which His Church is built.  Nonetheless, the Papacy declares its Church to be founded on the Apostle Peter alone.  This is the lynchpin of Roman Catholicism.  In this audio, Pastor W. J. Mencarow, along with Richard Bennett, clearly documents the historical facts behind the Papal power pretensions.

(110) The Road to Rome: The New Evangelization Plan to Win Back “the Lost Brethren” by Roger Oakland, 6/11/13
The New Evangelization [is] a program currently being promoted by the Catholic Church and designed to win the world to Christ—the Eucharistic Christ.

(111) "The Coming One World Religion" DVD by Mike Gendron, 7/2/13
Discover the most effective way to witness to Catholics by using the most trustworthy authority for truth. Also discover how the Vatican’s strategy for a one-world religion is taking place without any resistance from the Body of Christ.

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

(113) The Mystery of Roman Catholicism by Mike Gendron, 8/21/13
The false religious system of the end times that will worship a false Christ is described as a "mystery" in Revelation 17:5. It is called "Babylon the great" the mother of prostitutes who is drunk with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. There are many descriptions given by the apostle John that indict Roman Catholicism, such as being clothed in purple and scarlet and adorned with gold and jewels, holding a golden cup full of abominations and committing sexual immorality. However, the description that may be the most compelling is that she is a "mystery". As I researched the Catechism of the Catholic Church for the word "mystery," I discovered the word appears 235 times. This did not surprise me because I remember how priests would always respond to any question they could not answer with, "It's a mystery." Following are some of the teachings within Roman Catholicism that are called a mystery. Each one nullifies, opposes or contradicts the Word of God. Paragraph numbers are in parenthesis.

(114) Pope Francis Rejects God's Word Again by Mike Gendron, 9/12/13
The pope said there is no such thing as an "absolute truth" if that means a truth can stand by itself "without any relationship." This postmodern pope is echoing the emerging church and contemplative spirituality - a theology that the devil is using to rebuild the tower of Babel under the papacy. The pope's remark is so deceptive because there is absolute truth and it is found in Christ and His Word. Jesus said, "I am the truth" and "thy Word is truth" (John 14:6; 17:17). The Lord Jesus came to testify to the truth and everyone who is of the truth listens to Him (John 18:37). Clearly, the pope is not abiding in the Word of Christ and he remains in bondage to religious deception (John 8:31-32).

(115) Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven by The Berean Call, 9/19/13
In comments likely to enhance his progressive reputation, Pope Francis has written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblica newspaper, Eugenio Scalfari, stating that non-believers would be forgiven by God if they followed their consciences.

(116) The Pope's Surprise - Not Really, It Was Inevitable by Jacob Prasch, 9/23/13
To any saved Christian with an ounce of discernment and Holy Spirit illuminated scriptural insight, once the Vatican and the papacy abrogated the historicity of the Genesis creation narrative more than 15 years ago and began to cave in on the issue of Darwinism, it was only a matter of time before the Church of Rome compromised on moral issues such as abortion and homosexuality.

(117) Roman Catholic Church's authority to interpret scripture violates scripture by Matt Slick, CARM, 10/2/13
The Roman Catholic Church is telling us that when it comes to faith, morals, and doctrine, Christians are not allowed to interpret Scripture in contradiction to how the Roman Catholic Church interprets it. This means there is no way for Catholics to know if the Roman Catholic Church is false, because they are obligated to never contradict the RCC when examining Scripture.

(118) Pope Francis to consecrate the world to Immaculate Heart of Mary by Catholic Herald, 10/9/13
Pope Francis will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on October 13. The consecration will take place as part of a pilgrimage that will bring thousands of members of groups promoting Marian piety to the Vatican.

(119) The New Evangelization From Rome Or Finding the True Jesus Christ (Booklet) by Roger Oakland, 11/4/13
Are you willing to risk the chance of putting Jesus to an open shame by rejecting the biblical plan of salvation for the Eucharistic Christ? Keep in mind that Jesus was crucified once for sins. He shed His blood on the Cross one time for all. The sacrifice has been made. Our sins have been paid in full.

(120) Pope Francis Prays for the Dead by Mike Gendron, 11/5/13
Pope Francis visited a cemetery in Rome last Friday in observance of the Roman Catholic holiday All Saints' Day to pray for the dead and bless the graves of the departed. He celebrated the blasphemous representation of the Eucharistic Christ during mass and ask the dead saints to pray for those who remain alive. "The saints who stand before the face of the Lord, pray for us, for this our city, and for the whole world, that everywhere the peace of Christ may shine brightly," he said. "He is our peace and eternal life."

(121) Messages From Heaven (DVD) by The Berean Call, 11/7/13
A biblical examination of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary and other supernatural activity in the end times. Reports of paranormal and supernatural activity are on the rise worldwide. For instance, tens of millions visit apparition sites hoping to encounter the Virgin Mary. Many believe that these increasing manifestations signal the advent of a new era on earth. Thousands of messages from the apparition of Mary indicate that we are entering a critical moment in world history - cataclysmic changes may soon occur. Those who follow the apparitions believe Mary has come to turn us back to God, while others insist that these events are either fabrications or the working of Satan. Does the Bible anticipate apparitions, signs and wonders in the last days? Does the Word of God reveal the origin of these phenomena? How might the apparition of Mary and other paranormal events transform the world in the third millennium?

(122) The Catholic Church Continues Drawing In the “Lost Brethren” Through Eucharistic Adoration by Lighthouse Trails, 11/8/13
For a number of years now, Lighthouse Trails author Roger Oakland has been warning the body of Christ about the Catholic Church’s “new evangelization” program, which is basically an effort to bring the “lost brethren” (Protestants) into the Catholic church. Roger has been stating all along that to do this the Papacy is using what they call “Eucharistic adoration.” The article below from the Vatican news agency is another current example of the reality of this happening.

(123) James Robison: The Lord wants Protestants and Catholics to unite as one by Lighthouse Trails, 12/12/13
James Robinson sounds like the new spokesperson for Catholicism on his TV broadcast show Life Today. Robinson praised Fox News Contributor Fr. Jonathan Morris, claiming the Lord was upon him and we should listen to him. James and Betty Robinson promotes merger of evangelicals and Roman Catholics.

(124) An Irishman cuts out the Middle Man (Video) by Berean Beacon, 12/30/13
In November 2010, Richard Bennett met John Callan, a Catholic man from Ireland. Richard explained to him our tract, “Are you right with God?” John told him that it all made great sense. He then returned to Ireland and after many telephone calls and emails he was truly saved. Then in November 2013, John desired that he be interviewed for a video on his conversion. When Richard asked John just how he had believed on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. John simply replied, “I got rid of the Middle Man.” Our video entails a fascinating interview. We request that you forward its URL http://youtu.be/LgK0VESR4YA to your family and friends.

(125) Catechism Of The Catholic Church Citation List by Matt Slick, CARM, 1/30/14

(126) One of Satan’s Final Masquerades by Sandy Simpson, 2/22/14
2 Corinthians 11:14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. Satan often disguises himself with the purpose of deceiving people.  One way in which I believe he is putting on a masquerade is by appearing as “Mary” to millions of people worldwide

(127) The Unification of Hyper-charismatics and the Catholic Church by Roger Oakland, 3/5/14
The following news item and video clip reveals how far the ecumenical movement has gone and how close we are to the unification of Rome with “Charismatic evangelicals” and eventually all religions. This is something that Understand The Times has been predicting for some years as the present Pope Francis and the last two Popes, Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul have been active in promoting the New Evangelization.

(128) Calvary Chapel’s Brian Broderson & Don Stewart Give Pastor’s Perspective Counsel That Roman Catholic Confirmation Is Not Harmful by Spiritual Research Network, 3/14/13
In  this  particular program, Brian Broderson  and  Don Stewart gave disturbing  counsel.  Both were in full agreement with each other as the audio and transcript and video show. Some good counsel was first given to direct an individual (and wife) to not force their teenage daughter to do something spiritually that she didn’t want to do. But then, bad “counsel” was given to the same concerned and confused parent, regarding Roman Catholic Confirmation not being harmful. Even though Broderson  clearly  clarified  that  such  a ceremony  would  include the participant (teenager) saying,  “Yes,  I want to  be  a Roman Catholic,” Broderson and Stewart were in agreement that it would not be harmful.

(129) Protestants Who Don’t Unite With Catholics are Guilty of “Spiritual Racism” by John Lanagan, 4/12/14
LTRP Note: In March, we posted “The Unification of Hyper-Charismatics and the Catholic Church,” an article by Roger Oakland, discussing the recent hearty endorsement Kenneth Copeland gave the Catholic church via his public meeting with “evangelist” for the Catholic church, Anglican Tony Palmer (who claims Pope Francis is his mentor). John Lanagan is now presenting further evidence of this ecumenical uniting taking place under the guise of Christian brotherhood. If you are not sure why the Catholic church is NOT biblical Christianity, please do the homework. We offer countless articles and resources on this subject. Underneath the video below, you can see some of those. Things are moving very quickly right now. Bible-believing Christians watching this video will sense an urgency as we are called racists who are standing in the way of spiritual progress. The stage is being set for persecution on those who do not take the road to Rome.

(130) Question: Roman Catholic apologists such as Gerry Matatics, Scott Hahn, and Karl Keating claim that the apostles’ oral teaching was as authoritative as Scripture, that it was passed down through history as “tradition,” that the Catholic Church has been its careful guardian and that evangelicals lack a full understanding of God’s truth because they reject tradition. How do you respond? by The Berean Call, 5/1/14
Response:  Not every word the apostles spoke was inspired of God. Catholics don’t even claim that for the popes, alleged successors of Peter. Moreover, without a written record, no one could be certain even 100 years later, let alone today, that orally transmitted teaching had been passed down accurately. Obviously, we must have an infallible written record, which is why the Holy Spirit inspired the apostles to write the New Testament. We are assured that all  Scripture  is inspired of God. No such assurance is given for  tradition . In fact, the opposite is implied.

(131) Why the Catholic (and Emerging Church) “Eucharist” Does Not Line Up With Scripture by Roger Oakland, 5/26/14
The Catholic Church teaches that once a Catholic priest  has consecrated the wafer of bread during Communion, the wafer turns into the literal and real body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ.1 Therefore, the Communion Host is no longer bread but Jesus, under the appearance of bread and is therefore worthy of adoration and worship.

(132) Canonizing Forbidden Texts & Visions - Part 1: Secrets of Fatima & Marian Apparitions by Herescope, 5/28/14
One of the most egregious earmarks of the Postmodern Prophecy Paradigm (PPP) evangelical leadership—indicative of each tenet of their exotic new eschatological teachings—is their tectonic shift away from Sola Scriptura. We have repeatedly addressed concerns about the PPP leaders' (“quantum collaborators”) use of extra-biblical illumination in their outlandish endtime scenarios.

(133) The Bondage of Religious Deception by The Berean Call, 5/28/14
Many former Catholics have looked back on their experience of participating in the weekly Sacrifice of the Mass as a "prison sentence." It was something they were forced to attend to avoid the penalty of a mortal sin. Others remember it as a mindless ritual of standing, sitting, kneeling and reciting responses as the priest performed his religious duties. All Catholics are obligated by the laws of their church to attend church every week: "On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass" (Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], para. 2180). With this law so explicit and demanding, the question begs an answer: Why is participation so compulsory for Catholics? The answers are complex and controversial.

(134) Pope: "Don't Proselytize to be Happy" by Mike Gendron, 9/1/14
In an interview published by the Argentine Weekly "Viva", the pope listed his Top 10 Secrets for Happiness. One of them was quite shocking in view of the Great Commission given to the church by our Lord Jesus Christ. Pope Francis disagrees with the true Head of the Church in saying that we should not proselytize. He said we should respect others' beliefs because "the worst thing of all is religious proselytism, which paralyzes." The word "proselytize" means to try to convert somebody to a religious faith. The pope said "the church grows by attraction, not proselytizing."

(135) Roman Catholicism today: Semper Idem Always the Same? by Mike Oppenheimer, 9/12/14
What are the official teachings of the Roman Catholic church, what do they believe and practice? Scripture and tradition, Salvation, sacramentalism, Mary devotion, the Eucharist, are discussed from the Bibles perspective. We look at the interfaith movement started by the Pope's and the new ecumenical revival that the Pope Francis has brought to Charismatics and Pentecostals through compromised teachers. We look at the message Video and commentary are made on the recent Popes emissary to evangelical Charismatics who have purposely ignored what they once knew as false teachers mislead them into acceptance of this religious system. This DVD has some shocking clips about what Roman Catholics believe, i.e. on the eucharist (they believe is the hope of the world) and how it will save people in their new evangelization. What evangelicals endorse their new evangelization. Catholics are on a mission to gain the church’s trust and accept them as fellow Christians, or, to join back to the church that they call the mistress of them all. Catholics are on a mission to gain the Evangelical/ protestant church's trust to accept them as fellow Christians, or, to join their church that they call the mistress of them all. Can it be proven that they are a church that promotes a false Christianity, can one find salvation and the true gospel in the message of their church? This is all covered in the 2 DVD set that is nearly 2 hours long.

(136) The Papacy Of The Roman Catholic Church by Ken Silva, 9/28/14
It’s vital for you to understand that the Roman Catholic Church sees its Pope as the head of all Christian churches everywhere; and this regardless whether they would be considered Roman Catholic or Protestant. Again, from Vatican I Session 4, it now becomes clear beyond any reasonable doubt that the Church of Rome is telling us this office of Pope is not simply a designation within their own communion. On the contrary–we are specifically being told in no uncertain terms that this office, the Bishop of Rome, i.e. the Roman Pontiff–or the Pope–is truly intended for the entire Christian community. The Roman Catholic Church decrees that their Pontiff is the final and absolute authority within all of Christendom and that his role was forever instituted when.

(137) Where Would We Be Without the Reformation? by Mike Gendron, 9/30/14
Today, there are many evangelicals who think the Reformation was a mistake or unnecessary, and now we need to tear down the walls of separation and seek unity with Catholics. These evangelicals have been seduced by Rome's strategy to reverse the Reformation and bring "separated brethren" back home to holy mother, the church. In my Keynote message: Evangelicals and Catholics: Reversing the Reformation, Rome's bewitching strategy to unite all of Christianity is laid bare. More than ever we need to enlist in the Lord's army and earnestly contend for the faith against the growing apostasy within the evangelical church.

(138) The Conversion of Protestants to Catholicism Through the Eucharist by Roger Oakland, 10/15/14
More and more Protestants are testifying they are being drawn to the Catholic Church, especially through the Eucharist. Some say they have encountered the presence of Christ in a new and exciting way. One such person is Presbyterian pastor Steven Muse. Muse is one of the contributing authors of Mary the Mother of All: Protestant Perspectives and Experiences of Medjugorje. According to Muse, his visit to Medjugorje was life changing, especially after he encountered the Eucharistic Christ.

(139) Pope's Address to Fraternity of Charismatic Communities at Understand The Times, 11/5/14
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address today to members of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships, on the occasion of their 16thInternational Conference on the theme: “Charismatic Praise and Adoration for a New Evangelization” (Rome, October 30-November 2, 2014). 

(140) Our Communion is NOT a Eucharist? by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/8/14
We are watching certain evangelicals accept the Roman Catholic teaching of the Eucharist which the Roman catholic church claims is changed into the actual body and blood and deity of Jesus by the priest. Why is this not true?  Read Part 1 - Our Communion is NOT a Eucharist? & Part 2 - The mystery of God manifested as man, or God becoming bread?

(141) Pope Francis States That The Roman Catholic Church No Longer Teaches Creationism by Sandy Simpson, 11/15/14
The new pope claims that evolution does not contradict the Bible in an address to the Vatican Pontifical Academy for Sciences.


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Karma (by any other name)
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According to Wikipedia: 

"Karma means action, work or deed; it also refers to the principle of causality where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual.  Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering.  Karma is closely associated with the idea of rebirth in some schools of Asian religions.  In these schools, karma in the present affects one's future in the current life, as well as the nature and quality of future lives - or, one's samsara. With origins in ancient India, it is a key concept in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Shintoism, Ching Hai and others."(emphasis mine)

Mirram-Webster defines it this way: 

the force created by a person's actions that is believed in Hinduism and Buddhism to determine what that person's next life will be like: the force created by a person's actions that some people believe causes good or bad things to happen to that person

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

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His Name, The Only Name
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Zechariah 14:9 NIV The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.

 The reason I wrote this article based on Zech 14:9 is that I was reminded of how many so-called Christians, who are influential in the churches, are promoting the worship of God in the names of other gods.

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