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  Jude Study
6 DVD Series
(DVD 1) Jude Lesson 1 - Verses 1-4
 (DVD 2) Jude Lesson 2 - Verses 5-10
(DVD 3) Jude Lesson 3 - Verse 11
(DVD 4) Jude Lesson 4 - Verses 12-15
(DVD 5) Jude Lesson 5 - Verses 16-19
(DVD 6) Jude Lesson 6 - Verses 20-25

 by Sandy Simpson

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Jude 1:1-2 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ: Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. Jude was the brother of Jesus Christ. But it is significant that he calls himself the brother of James. Jude wants everyone to know that, though he is a half-brother of Jesus Christ through his mother Mary, he considers himself to be a servant of Jesus. I’m sure there were those who tried to idolize him for being the brother of Jesus Christ. If he had the character of some of the current large crop of false teachers, he would have written “Jude, the brother of Jesus Christ.” I’m sure if some of these modern heretics could trace their roots back to Christ, they would use that information to get support for themselves and power over people. But Jude does just the opposite. He calls himself the servant of Jesus Christ. He is addressing this letter to those who have been called, and who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ. So he is addressing this letter to Christians. God has called every true believer.

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A Word of Encouragement from Paul
Run the Race, Win the Prize

by Sandy Simpson

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But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.  Jesus Christ is coming again.  We are citizens of heaven, not this earth, and Jesus will come to take us to our homeland.  So true believers eagerly await His coming, unlike those who oppose the cross of Christ who think they must take dominion over the earth or laugh at the idea of the Rapture.  There are many of them today.  We know that when Jesus comes, by His power, He will bring everything under His control.  We are not called to do that as the Church.  Jesus will do that when He comes, and when He comes we will be changed and receive our everlasting bodies that will never wear out.

1 Cor. 15:51-57 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory." "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Entertainment-style Christianity
vs. Interactive-style Christianity
by Sandy Simpson

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Today, in a majority of churches, we see the result of the seeker-friendly,"purpose-driven", church  growth, Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation methods and teachings and their product I am calling"Entertainment-style Christianity" (ESC).  But ESC churches are not only missing out on the cutting edge of true Christianity, but areheading down the road to apostasy.

True biblical Christianity is "interactive".  Those in ESC are taughtto be spectators at mega-church entertainment events.  They are not taught the Bible but rather to be enamored with the oratoricalskills of the preacher, and to not dare question anything that is shoved down the throats of the "laity" by the ruling "anointed"elite.  They are treated to a circus atmosphere including wild CCM music with people flailing around and acting like they are on drugs, topreachers who tell endless stories about themselves and joke about everything while actually making profundity mundane, to hula dancing,to banners and marching in the church and around it, to the blowing of shofars, to slain in the spirit and wild manifestations.  Theirsears are tickled by guest speakers who make up sermons out of their own imaginations instead of the written Word.  They are entertainedwith gold dust, gold fillings, "angel" feathers, "angel" footprints, drunk in the spirit antics, and during these displays they can go outand get a latte and a snack at the church snack bar.  They come into these mega churches and leave without being personally challengedother than with tired worldly psychology, and without anyone being able to find out what they are doing in their private lives.  A smallpercentage attend "cell groups" where they are diapraxed into consensus instead of challenged to be Bereans and think and act forthemselves.  They live like the world during the week, then come to church where the world is not only welcomed but accommodated.

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Saturate 2020 adherants are those who are drunk and think they can save the planet
by Sandy Simpson

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Commentators seem to think that this section of Habakkuk was addressing the Ceasars and their drunken desire for power.  Seems these two things often go together.


Those who love drunk in the spirit are no exception.  They are trying to get others to share in their debauchery and the false hope of an end-times worldwide revival, currently through the Saturate 2020 events.  Though these were two of the heretical distinctives of the New Order of the Latter Rain, these ideas are nothing new.  The righteous continue to live by faith, while the proud boast in their drunken state.

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A Warning about Saturate 2020
by Sandy Simpson & Marco Quintana

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Saturate 2020 is another in a long line of Latter Rain revivals which do not meet the criteria of a Biblical revival at all (Acts 3:19).  The Toronto “Blessing” and Brownsville “Revival” both came into towns all over the world with the promise that people were getting saved and nothing weird was going on at their meetings.  This was always a lie as the true Gospel was not preached but instead people were invited forward to have hands laid on them in order to transfer an impartation.  Meanwhile false doctrines were laid down in order to get people involved in churches like Bethel Church in Redding, CA.  We are warned in Scripture about this.
Galatians 2:4 But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage.

2 Peter 2:1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.
The fact that some formerly Biblical churches have joined this circus is a testament to their lack of teaching discernment.  Some of these denominations were warned repeatedly about the Latter Rain, Word of Faith and the New Apostolic Reformation yet they apparently wanted to remain “willfully ignorant”.  The people advertised as being involved with this latest “revival” are almost all associated with Bethel in some way and promoters of what they teach.  This is not a true Biblical revival but rather a revival of the occult and New Age among Christians.  This meeting is actually hurting the cause of Christ and will not have any real beneficial effect on the culture of California, which has turned decidedly evil for decades.  These Dominionists
will not be saving the planet, but are rather setting people up for the coming antichrist.  Nor will they rid the world of coronavirus, but rather likely add to it.

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Should Biblical Churches Be Christocentric?
by Sandy Simpson

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Should biblical Christian churches be Christ-centered (Christocentric)?  Should the doctrines of the Father (Patriology) and the Holy Spirit (Pnematology) also be equally emphasized?  Can a church be Patriocentric or Pnemacentric and be biblical?

The answer to these questions are quite simple from a biblical perspective.  There have been charges leveled at some movements such as the Pietist Movement in Germany and other movements that they place too much emphasis on Christ to the exclusion of the Father and the Holy Spirit.  This may be true to a certain degree.  The doctrines of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit must be taught with equal emphasis so that Christians will know what they believe.

But should a church be Patriocentric or Pnemacentric?  No.  For instance, there are far too many churches today, having been influenced by hyper-Pentecostalism and the Latter Rain, that are Pnemacentric.  They spend most of their time focusing on the Holy Spirit to the exclusion of preaching the Gospel while, in fact, they don't even have a biblical doctrine of the Holy Spirit.  I believe that because classic Evangelicals, to a certain degree, dropped the ball in defining the Person and role of the Holy Spirit it gave an opening to Third Wavers to step in with their erroneous ideas of Pnematology.

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The Letter to Laodicea
Is a Warning to the TRUE Church Today
by Sandy Simpson
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Rev. 3:14-22  And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Much has been made of this passage, using it to point out what is happening today in the apostate churches around the world.  It is true that they believe they are rich in spiritual things when they are very poor.  It can be applied in one sense to the 
Word of Faith movement.  It is true that the "River" movement of Latter Rain teachings do think they are hot when actually they are cold.

But this letter to the end times church of Laodicea is actually talking to biblical Christians who are born again.  The apostate movements of the Latter Rain, Third Wave, Toronto "Blessing", Vineyard, Brownsville "Outpouring", Word of Faith, New Apostolic Reformation, World Gathering on Indigenous People, Manifest Sons of God, Seeker Friendly, Church Growth, Emerging Church and many others have already had their lampstands removed (Rev. 2:5) because of their apostasy and have already been spit out of the Lord's mouth (Rev. 3:16).  We can know this because of what the Bible says about those who teach false doctrines (1 Tim. 6:3-5, 2 Tim. 4:3) and make false prophecies (1 John 4:1). These false churches, false movements and false brethren (Gal. 2:4) are already under the judgment of the warnings of the seven letters, as all but two of the original first century churches are today (only the two who Jesus did not warn still survive today).  Therefore the letters to the churches apply to those churches who have not had their lampstands removed and been spit out of the mouth of God because of heresy and false prophesy.  So the warning to the true biblical churches today remains.  Why is this warning significant to us?

It is significant because, by in large, it is the true Church today that has allowed the movements mentioned above to infiltrate and take over the agenda for what is called "Christianity" today.

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The Overseer
A Study Of Titus 1:6-11

by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

In Titus 1:6-11 Paul tells Titus to appoint "overseers" in the churches.  The word "overseer" is episkopos in Greek and means bishop, curator, superintendent, guardian, watchman. Overseers are to be shepherds to the sheep, watchmen, guardians.

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Jesus Cares
Jesus Cares for You
by Sandy Simpson

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n this article.

Read Passage: John 6:1-15

The story of the feeding of the 5000 is found in all the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. When something is repeated in the Bible it means that it is important and is something we must try to understand. There is often a deeper meaning in sentences or stories that are repeated.

In this same story repeated in Mark 6:34 it says:

"When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things."

One of the main things that Jesus is... is compassionate. He cares for His people. He was compassionate then and He is still compassionate today. Jesus came and saw the needs of the people. So He did two things. He met their physical need of hunger for bread, and He also met their spiritual hunger for the bread of life. As Jesus told us in John ... He is the bread of life. The Bible, the Word of God, being the word of the Father and the Son, is also the bread of life.  Jesus is the living example of the Word as it also says in John "The Word was made flesh and lived among us".

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Boykin DVD

General Jerry Boykin and his ties to The Knights of Malta and Rick Joyner

compiled by Sandy Simpson

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This paper exposes what General Boykin has been doing in Calvary Chapels and his associations.

He is Grand Chancellor of the Vatican's Jesuitical "Knights of Malta", an ecumenical society under the leadership of Rome where Catholics, Protestants and a plethora of others unite in what cannot be a unity of the Faith.

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Two Lessons from Jonah
by Sandy Simpson

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We just finished as study in the book of Jonah in our Bible study groups.  As we studied through that true story I became aware of an application for Church leaders today.

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What Does The Bible Teach About "Synergy"?

by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

Synergy is also a concept being adapted and taught today as a major tenet of the Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement.  Dutch Sheets was one of the first to introduce this concept to that movement back in the National School of the Prophets - Mobilizing the Prophetic Office Conference at Ted Haggard's New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO on May 12, 2002. 

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Uprade your Old Hymns
Upgrade Your Old Hymns For The New Paradigm!
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

HUMOR: Time for a rewrite of the old hymns.  In this day and age of Third Wave revival movements and Word-Faith dominion, the old hymns just aren't cutting it anymore.  Not only are they old fashioned musically, but the lyrics are, for the most part, particularly depressing. They talk of sin, death, repentance, the cross, the blood of Jesus and a whole host of other disgusting subjects.  There are also too many lyrics in them, frankly, which takes away from the "worship" atmosphere. Repetitiveness is what we need, not dead doctrinal concepts. The old hymns are just too biblical. Give us a beat to move our feet, not concepts to move our hearts and minds!

Here is a list of some hymns that could be "upgraded" to meet the criteria of the Third Wave, Word-Faith, Latter Rain, Manifest Sons Of God, New Apostolic Reformation.  This list is by no means complete.  If you don't recognize the hymns mentioned perhaps it would be worth your time to go back and read them, then compare what they say to the new doctrines.

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Almost Saved
Almost Saved
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

“To be almost saved is to be totally lost.” – Adrian Rogers

There are many so-called “Christians” today who are clearly “almost saved” by their testimonies and/or actions.But to be “almost saved” is to be completely lost.A person who is drowning and almost saved drowns.A woman who is almost pregnant is not pregnant.King Agrippa said, “You are almost persuading me to be a Christian (Acts 26:28)” but being almost persuaded is not enough to be saved.

The word “almost” means “very nearly”, “not quite.” In light of this we may conclude that to come close to the target, or “almost” hit it, means to completely miss the mark. (Shalem Evangelical Church Bush Hall Yard Gap, St. Michael)

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"Silence the noise of your songs"
by Sandy Simpson, 5/26/19

Amos 5:21-27 “I hate, I reject your festivals, nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies.  “Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; and I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings. “Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps. “But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Did you present Me with sacrifices and grain offerings in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Israel? You also carried along Sikkuth your king and Kiyyun, your images, the star of your gods which you made for yourselves. Therefore, I will make you go into exile beyond Damascus,” says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts. When I first reread this passage in Amos, a few things struck me.  First of all the Lord is bringing judgment on Israel for carrying on religious ceremony without true dedication to the Lord.  They sing songs and present their offerings while harboring idols.  I was reminded of how the Lord must view the heretical apostate mega church celebrations of today.  There is a lot of pomp and circumstance, yet little or no obedience to the Word of God.  The Lord does not look favorably upon worship of that type, no matter the hype, no matter the noise, no matter the show.  He actually “hates” it.

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Good Church
How To Find A Good Church
by Sandy Simpson, 2003


Here’s how to find a good church.  What you need to find is a church that not only has orthodox doctrinal statements but teaches, both explicitly and implicitly, in line with the core doctrines of the Faith.  These are Bible-believing Christ-centered churches that are balanced in their theology.  Be sure to test all churches before you become involved.  It is acceptable to get involved with a house church or Bible study as long as there is someone who has the gift of teaching there to lead the study of God’s Word. 

Hebrews 10:25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

The Christian life is not one to be lived alone.  Trust me; I have sympathy for those who have been spiritually injured by false churches, false prophets, false teachers and false apostles.  It is often a long road back from the diaprax of heresy.  But to undo the brainwashing you will need help, especially from those who are already ahead of you on your journey back.  The first century church was known for the following:

Acts 2:42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

This is a good gauge to tell if you are involved in an effective assembly of believers, no matter how small.  Remember that the first century churches were in homes.  In my experience smaller churches are much better at doing the above and more.  Avoid mega churches.

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Walking the Waves

This book was written by my mother and is about my family's experience as missionaries in Micronesia.  Juanita went to be with the Lord in August of 2018.  This book has been a blessing to many people around the world and I want to share it with you. - Sandy Simpson 

This is the story of a young woman who goes to the ends of the Earth with her pastor husband and two small children. While describing the hardships of living in a remote village on a remote Pacific Island in the 60's, it also gives us a vision of the joy the family experienced as well. The heart of the book is the story of how the author survives the death of her husband and goes on to serve God and the Micronesian people in her own right.This book reveals a woman of great faith and courage. In addition, the book is well written and a pleasure to read.Having met the author, I will add that there are thousands of people throughout Micronesia who love her and who have benefited by her faithfulness and commitment over the years. Read the book and get to know this wonderful woman. Review by Richard D. Shewman on Amazon.

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A Biblical Guide To Freedom from "Another Spirit" 
The Possible Consequence of the Unbiblical Practice of "Slain In the Spirit" 
by Sandy Simpson
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The cases are legion.  Let's look at John (a pseudonym) as one case in thousands that I read through the years in the emails sent to my site.

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A Short History of Dominionism
by Sandy Simpson

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In order to understand where the modern fusion called “Dominioism” comes from, I want to first give you definitions of Kingdom Now, Dominionism and Reconstructionism.

Dominionism is sparsely defined as follows: 

“Dominion Theology (also known as Dominionism) is a group of Christian political ideologies that seek to institute a nation governed by Christians based on their personal understandings of biblical law. Extents of rule and ways of achieving governing authority are varied. For example, Dominion Theology can include theonomy, but does not necessarily involve advocating Mosaic law as the basis of government. The label is applied primarily toward groups of Protestants in the United States.” [1]

It is more closely defined this way: 

Dominionism, or Christian Dominionism is a term coined by social scientists and popularized by journalists to refer to a subset of American Christianity that is conservative, politically active, and believes that Christians should, and eventually will, take control of the government. The term is sometimes used as a “catch-all” by bloggers to describe any politically active Christian, but not every conservative, politically minded Christian is a Dominionist. Christian Dominionists believe that God desires Christians to rise to power through civil systems so that His Word might then govern the nation. The belief that “America is a Christian nation” is sometimes called “soft dominionism”; the idea that God wants only Christians to hold government office and run the country according to biblical law is called “hard dominionism.” [2]

“Hard Dominioism” as it is called in the above definition, is what C. Peter Wagner (deceased) of the New Apostolic Reformation (a term he coined) have been advocating, following the teachings of the New Order of the Latter Rain and Reformed Theology “Reconstructionism”.

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Maturity Training
Maturity Training
by Sandy Simpson

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Heb. 5:14 But solid food is for the MATURE, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

At the core of maturity in Christ is the issue of training to be able to distinguish between good and evil, right and wrong. But in today’s churches this issue has not only been downplayed, but actually swept aside.

I run a website and get hundreds of emails every week. Since the website deals with apologetics against false teachers and false prophets, about half the email I receive is blasting me for even bringing up the issue. These emails are from “Christians” who claim I am not “anointed”, don’t understand the work of the Holy Spirit, etc. I am forced to remind them of Hebrews 5 and Ephesians 4 and the biblical definition of maturity in Christ. Maturity is not defined as following dynamic speakers, running after people who claim the ability to perform signs and wonders, those with wealth, charismatic teachers with large numbers of followers, those with name recognition, and prophets who make wild prophecies. It is defined simply as training ourselves to know the difference between good and evil.

Where do Christians get solid food? From voices in their heads, intuition, imaginations, flights of fancy, signs, wonders? No. Solid food is consumed by feeding on the meat of the written Word of God.

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Bill Johnson Quotes
by Sandy Simpson

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In this article, I will detail some false ideas, especially from Johnson’s books.

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The Use of Invective
The Use of Invective
in Apologetics
by Sandy Simpson

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This article is about the use of invective while attempting to do apologetics or teaching discernment.  Invective is defined as a noun: insulting, abusive, or highly critical language ie. "he let out a stream of invective".  I admit to using invective at times in the past.  My goal is to stop that practice and focus on the facts, not attack an individual’s ability to comprehend. 

In the case of Christians, the first thing to consider when doing apologetics is our mandate to reconcile people to Christ, no matter who they are.

2 Cor. 5:18-21 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

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10 Questions
Ten Questions
For those who Claim the "Supreme Beings" of the Nations are the True God
by Sandy Simpson

This booklet is taken from this article

I have some questions for those of the World Christian Gathering of Indigenous People (WCGIP) adherents such as Don Richardson, Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss (deceased), Terry LeBlanc, Danny Lehman, Aloha KeAkua, YWAM as well as many in the Emergent Church (EC) ... the questions arise from their claim that the "supreme beings" of the nations are all the True God, YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  You can read more on this subject in our book "Idolatry In Their Hearts" or in the WCGIP section of my site. 

My main question for them is this: When did ANY of the Patriarchs and Prophets in the Old Testament and the Apostles or Jesus Christ in the New Testament EVER claim that the "supreme beings" of the nations were Elohim/YHWH, the one True God?  Let's look at some examples in the form of questions and you can check out the source links as well.

10 Questions  is available is now available in booklet format.  You can order here or at Lighthouse Trails here.  $1.95 per copy, bulk orders get a discount.

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Real Revival DVD
Real Revival
by Sandy Simpson

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Acts 3:19 Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;

There has been so much hype of "revival" in our modern day that it is easy to forget the true biblical criteria and definition of revival. Revival cannot be brought about by signs and wonders or "laying" on of hands to transfer apostolic or prophetic "anointings". In fact there is no such thing in the Bible.The Biblical criterion for revival has, as a precondition, repentance. The word "refreshing" is also defined as "revive".

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Peter Popoff
Peter Popoff
Back to his old tricks!
by Sandy Simpson

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I received a letter from Peter Popoff. This infamous televangelist, in the past, was found to be guilty of wearing an earpiece so that his accomplices in his sound booth could feed him personal information on people in his audience while he was claiming to get personal messages directly from God.  This letter proves that, not only is he back as a regular on TV, he is also back to his old tricks.

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Occulte DVD
Occult Practices in the Churches
How the occult has been fully integrated into many Christian lives and fellowships
by Sandy Simpson

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The Bible is quite clear about occult practices.Neither Israel nor the Church is to have anything to do with the way the world tries to gain secret knowledge.The Gnostics were and are known for promoting new revelation that is either loosely tied to Scripture taken out ofcontext or not at all.The Israelites seeking information from the dead or in omens were judged harshly by the Lord who had warned them numerous times to stay away from that stuff.

Yet due to the influences of heretical teachers in the New Apostolic Reformation, Word of Faith, Emergent Church, and the New Age many have been successful in getting lots of churches and denominations into occult practices that have been thinly disguised as “Christian"? Many of those who follow these people, I’m sure, have no idea how far they have strayed into the occult.

First I want to give the dictionary definitions and then Biblical warnings against these practices.Then I will give examples in the churches taken mainly from the ElijahList e-newsletter.

List of Practices Detestable To God

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 “When you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you.

Isaiah 8:19 When they say to you, “Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter," should not a peopleconsult their God?Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living?

Using the above list from Deuteronomy and Isaiah, let’s take a look at each individual practice.

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New Important Book!
Dominion Book
How Unbiblical Action Can Change The Churches
by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp & Sandy Simpson

By Sandy Simpson

The title and cover art of this work are a play off of the book by C. Peter Wagner entitled “"Dominion! How Kingdom Action Can Change The World".  In contrast to this specious claim we have titled this book “Dominionism! How Unbiblical Action Can Change The Churches".  We think that is far more in keeping with what we will present in this series of articles and essays on the subject of Kingdom Now/Dominionism.

Indeed, many churches have already been changed by accepting the false teachings that constitute Dominionism.  This started decades ago under Reformed Reconstrucionism and Latter Rain theology, but even before that in the Roman Catholic Church (RCC).  The attempt of Constantine to protect Christians from being persecuted, since he claimed he had become one of them, turned out to begin a journey in syncretism and Dominion.  It wasn’t long before corrupt church officials began to try to seize power all over Europe and beyond as the “Holy Roman Empire".  The Reformation itself was a reaction to the lengths to which the RCC had gone to take control over the Scriptures, the nations, the kingdoms, and the people for financial gain.  They sold indulgences, promising those who came up with enough money a much shorter time in Purgatory.  Those same ploys are being used today on what has been loosely called “Christian television" by the sale of trinkets and promises of healing, financial gain and even salvation.

These ideas all coalesce in Dominionism.  If it were true that the Church needs to take over the planet, then we would be seeing the unstoppable plans of God’s physical Kingdom unfolding.  But we do not.  All we see are failed prophecies, empty edicts and declarations coming from false apostles and false prophets.  They love to fool Christians with talk of the “kingdom" when it is clear they are talking about a different “kingdom"; a Kingdom Now not a Kingdom come.  Jesus taught us to pray: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven".  The implication is that we are to be about building His spiritual Kingdom while praying for and expecting His physical Kingdom to come.  The only way we can do that is to continue in the Great Commission till He comes, not attempt to rule where God has not given the Church the authority to rule.  Jesus will do that when He returns. If we go off on the tangent the Dominionists want us to go, we will not only miss out on the blessings of His Kingdom to come, but may well be deserving of judgment.

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Seeds DVD
Seeds, Soil & Fruit
by Sandy Simpson

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Bad seeds from a bad tree yield bad fruit.

Matt. 13:38-39  The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
Matthew 7:17  Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

Original sin is the bad seed in everyone.  We all start with a bad seed.

Jer. 17:9  The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
Rom. 3:23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Rom. 5:12  Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned

We need to have the bad seed destroyed and replaced with good seed.

Gal. 5:24  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
Rom. 6:6  For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin
1 Pet. 1:23  For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

The good seed is the Word, the Gospel.

Luke 8:11  "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
1 John 3:9  No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

Bad seeds are from the enemy and are full of false doctrine and a false gospel.

Matt. 13:38-39  The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

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Will the Real Blasphemers Please Stand Up?
by Sandy Simpson
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This subject is one so serious that I do it with great fear and trepidation. Nonetheless, because I get so many e-mails accusing me and other Bereans of blasphemy, among other serious charges, I felt it was necessary to clear up some issues on this topic. Because of my stand for the truth of God's Word juxtaposed against all the false teaching that is going on today, I think it is important to do a quick study on what blasphemy is actually all about from a biblical standpoint.  There are many references to blasphemy in the Bible and from them we can find out how and why that term was used.

You will see that the word "blasphemy" in the Scriptures is the very definition of what the false teachers and false prophets are doing today!

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"Glitter Christians"
by Sandy Simpson

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Glitter Christians. 

This is a name I came up with for people attending and teaching at Oral Roberts University in the 70s.  Even back then I had come to realize that their way of representing Christianity was not in line with the Scriptures.  At that time I didn’t know that Oral Roberts was carrying on the Word of Faith traditions of New Thought practitioners such as Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Essex Kenyan, Norman Vincent Peale, Robert Schuler, and many other false teachers of the time.  Though I didn’t know anything about Word of Faith or New Thought then I knew that the way they were representing Christianity was just not right somehow.  Their desire to portray Christians as rich, beautiful, healthy, perfect, and virtually sinless (holiness) went directly against the example of Jesus, the Apostles and the early church. 

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"Transformed By The Renewing Of Your Mind" (Rom. 12:2)
Studies in worldview.
By Sandy Simpson

(1) "They Will Believe The Lie"
(2) Satan, The First Postmodernist
(3) A Tale Of Two Kingdoms
(4) One Of Satan's Final Masquerades
(5) Nightmarchers And UFOs On The Big Island
(6) The Missionaries Brought A Foreign God
(7) Monotheism In Ancient Cultures
(8) The History Of The Knowledge And Worship Of God
(9) Replacement Theology On Steroids
(10) Catholic Syncretism
(11) The Gospel Entrusted To The Saints
(12) The Responsibilities Of A Good Shepherd
(13) "... and all liars"
(14) Four Books That The Enemy Has Used To Corrupt Christianity
(15) Glitter Christians
(16) Is It Possible To Believe In Jesus ... And NOT Be Saved?
(17) Testing The Spirits

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Screwtape Legacy
by Sandy Simpson
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The book by C.S. Lewis called "Screwtape Letters" was a clever idea in exposing a number of tactics of the enemy.  Those principles are still at work today in many churches.  Following is a list of some of the things the enemy wants to see in churches and Christians in order to bring them down.

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Bradford Pear Christianity
by Sandy Simpson
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I was driving along and noticing that spring has sprung here in North Carolina. One of the first trees to bloom is the Bradford Pear. I began to notice how that tree has proliferated almost everywhere and then my wife looked up the information on this tree on the web. As she began to read the facts about this tree and its proliferation I began to see an allegorical parallel to what is going on in much of Christendom. But before I get into what the Bradford Pear can show us about the churches, I need to present the facts about the tree.

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The Lord's Prayer, Our Prayer
by Sandy Simpson
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Matt. 6:9-13  This, then, is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."

This model prayer that Jesus taught the disciples to pray contains many important precepts.  It should probably be called "The Disciple's Prayer".  It starts with a very important concept in the first verse.

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The Fallacious Arguments of Neo-Universalists
by Sandy Simpson
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The new Universalists are not as vocal about their Universalism ideas but are far more deadly to the Church as they are not rejected like classic Universalists were decades ago.  The new Universalists would include Emerging Church leaders like Brian McLaren, Leonard Sweet, Spencer Burke, Alan Jones and others like Wycliffe, Society of  Biblical Literature, World Christian Gathering of Indigenous Peoples, Richard Twiss, Daniel Kikawa, Terry LeBlanc, Rick Warren, Henry Nowen, YWAM, Tony Campolo, Robert Schuller, George Otis Jr., and even Billy Graham.

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The future of apologetics and discernment ministries
by Sandy Simpson
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I admit that I am very skeptical about the future of discernment and apologetics ministries. I don't see the next generation coming up to replace those who have stood for the truth for so long. Fortunately many apologists have gone to be with the Lord but who will replace them? I don't see replacements coming up who will take the place of those who have been fighting the fight the years. I run a web site where I collect articles and materials from all over the world and present them in a sort of Reader's Digest format so that people can come to one place to get the latest information on heresies in the churches as well as research past ones. What I've seen in the last couple of years is that the production of regular materials is declining to the point where it's becoming difficult to find one article for my site to post every day. Of course I write my own articles but don't have enough time to write an article on a daily basis. I am very concerned because of the tsunami of false ideas from the enemy in the churches. At the same time, unfortunately, I see a lot of younger people who don't even recognize anymore that something is wrong. 

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Church History & The Core Doctrines
by Sandy Simpson
This 4-DVD set is a combination of a condensed study on Church History and the Discernment Toolkit series which deals with the core doctrines of the Church and how to use them to discern error.  The Church History DVD takes a different approach to Church History in that it does not celebrate the Catholic Church but rather exposes it as false Christianity.  It covers World religions, false Christianity and finally a study of the true remnant Church through history following the story of the many martyrs who stood up for true Biblical faith. 

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Weight of Glory

The "Weight of Glory"
by Sandy Simpson
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2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; (KJV)

This is both an incredible source of hope for Christians who are downtrodden, and a source of escalating heresy in many churches.It is critical that we understand what Paul was talking about when he wrote the phrase “weight of glory�?.Jacob Prasch has repeated this phrase in his teachings over the years … “A text, out of context, in isolation from co-text is always a pre-text."A huge problem today is that individuals and movements tend to yank verses out of their context and build a cult of heresy around them.This is called eisegesis or plugging your own ideas into the Scriptures instead of exegesis, gaining understanding and interpretation of the Bible by studying it in context and in the scope of the whole written Word.

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Did God Put "Eternity In Their Hearts"
or "The World In Their Hearts"?
by Sandy Simpson
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In the introduction to Mike Oppenheimer's and my book "Idolatry In Thier Hearts" I exposed the fact that Don Richardson pulled the phrase "Eternity In Thier Hearts" to use as his book title from it's context in Ecc. 3:11.  He did this to support his thesis, which actually contradicts the second part of that verse, where it states that man cannot fathom what God has done. Richardson, rather, sets forth what has become the foundation for the false teachings of the WCGIP, YWAM, a number of Bible translation societies and the Emerging Church ... the propostion that men from Gentile cultures have always been seeking God and that Gentile cultures were already worshipping the true God before missionaries came with the Gospel.

But as I further investigated this verse I found that Richardson even ignored the true meaning of the FIRST half of the verse in favor of a few translations that use the phrase "eternity in their hearts".

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Christians who “turn away�? 
by Sandy Simpson

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  Jeremiah 3:10-11 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the LORD. And the LORD said unto me, “The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.�? (KJV) Israel had turned away from the Lord and had gone after the gods of Canaan, namely Baal   and Asherah.  Because Israel had prostituted herself with false gods in worshipping the polytheistic gods that started at Babel, God had declared He was divorcing Israel and would send them into exile until they again returned to the true God. But Judah prided itself in doing what God had commended as they had Jerusalem and the Temple.  They disdained Israel for setting up altars to Baal and Asherah poles on high hills.  Yet God was not fooled by Judah’s pretence.  In the KJV it says they were not worshipping God with their whole heart but “feignedly�?. 

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Prophets for profit
by Sandy Simpson

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2 Cor. 2:17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.

There are many false teachers on TV these days who peddle the word of God for profit.  They make promises of healing that do not come true by claiming if they are given a financial gift the person will receive healing and riches.  When what they promised does not happen the person is blamed that they did not have enough faith. This often destroys the faith of people who fall into the traps of these snake oil salesmen.  I have no problem with people charging for their materials if they cost to be produced, even though it is hoped that when a person cannot afford to pay for books and DVDs they will receive them free of charge.  But the charges levied on people for conferences and speaking engagements is often excessive.  A minister of God can ask for support and deserves it if they are being diligent in their study and proclamation of the Word.  But experiences and feelings often come with a price today and that is not right. 

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"Mistake" or "Sin"?
by Sandy Simpson

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Today we often hear the word "mistake" coming from pulpits, and especially in defense of false teaching and false prophesy.  "Cut him some slack!  He just made some mistakes".  "We all make mistakes, so don't judge lest you be judged."  We even hear the word "mistakes" being substituted for the word "sin" in many presentations of what I have termed "Gospel Lite" today. So is it proper to substitute the word "mistake" for the word "sin"?  We'll look at the problem of one word "mistakenly" being used for the other. 

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Holy Ghost IGNORED!
by Sandy Simpson

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"Holy Ghost Reborn" is the second film in the "Holy Ghost" series released by Bethel Church in Redding, CA.  Tim Wirth and I reviewed the first "Holy Ghost" film and that review is freely available on YouTube here:

Holy Ghost Movie Expos"
Reviewed by Tim Wirth & Sandy Simpson
A Simply Agape Project Production

I am sorry to say this but Bethel is clearly a cult of Christianity holding to most of the teachings of the Latter Rain and Word of Faith.  They have demonstrated repeatedly a manipulative atmosphere targeting young people in particular while preaching rank heresy.  This new film is a continuation of those false teachings and practices.  I pray for the young people in that church that they will come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and thus come to know the true Holy Spirit. 

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Holy Ghost IGNORED! Part 4 - Addendum with Tim Wirth & Sandy Simpson
This "Holy Ghost IGNORED! Part 4 - Addendum is part of a 3-DVD series by Sandy Simpson reviewing the film "Holy Ghost Reborn". This addendum features a number of false teachings of Bethel Church in Redding, CA that I was not able to include in the 3-Part series. Get the whole thing! It is very important to see what has become the "new" Christianity. 

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Servant Authority
by Sandy Simpson

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The world system has always been a "top down" structure, starting at the apex of the pyramid and going down to the bottom. In kingdoms we have the king at the top, then the princes, common people, slaves. In a democracy we have the President at the top, the VP, the Sec. of State on down to the citizens. In business we have the CEO at the top, upper management, lower management, office workers and the janitors.  Unfortunately, sometime in the third century, the church started to have a top down structure. This is also when the church began to be in error. The church of Rome began to have a "top down" structure that started with the pope, then cardinals, then bishops, then priests, then the people. Well, what about that? Eph 4:11  It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,  This all sounds like a "top down" structure. But the problem is that people have not seen an important fact about these gifts of the Spirit -- man looks at function and title, God looks at aim and goal! Read on.  Eph. 4:12  to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. These are not gifts given for title or to give people job descriptions. They are given because there are people out there who need our help! The church needed the Apostles. They were the ones who were the foundation of the church. They were the ones who saw Jesus in the flesh and were taught by Him personally. They wrote the New Testament Scriptures. Though the gifts of apostle and prophet are different today than in biblical times, the gift of evangelism, pastoring, teaching and others are still the same. A person who is an evangelist does not just have a title so he can rule over people. The reason that he has the gift to be an evangelist is so that he can tell others the good news. Why do we have pastors? Are they supposed to rule the church and get everyone to support them and bow to their demands? No. They are to serve the church by helping people to come to a fuller knowledge of Jesus Christ, to equip the saints to become more like Jesus every day.

The true structure of Christianity is symbolized as an inverted pyramid! 

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Overtake you like a thief
by Sandy Simpson

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1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; How serious will it be for a person to be overtaken in �that day� like a thief overtakes a household when he slips in and steals?  Will it just be a surprise for those who claim to be Christians who will get a slap on the wrist by the Lord but still proceed to heaven?  Will they simply lose rewards but still gain the ultimate reward?  What is this darkness that the brethren are not in?  1 Thessalonians 5:3-5 While they are saying, �Peace and safety!� then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night or of darkness; 

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Generic and Specific
by Sandy Simpson

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In my article �Blasphemizing the Bible� I give a number of examples of how a lot of modern Bible translation societies are putting the names of �supreme beings� in the Bible in the place of God or YHWH. In this article I'm going to examine two of the excuses they make for making those substitutions in the Bible in many hundreds of different languages today. 

(1) They claim that God has many different names and therefore they think they are justified in putting the names of various gods of various cultures in Bibles, as long as they are considered �supreme beings�.

(2) The second excuse they give is that the names of the �gods� they are placing in the Bible are generic terms for God, like the words �God�, �Theos�, �Dios� and �Elohim�. By generic I mean a word that can be used for any deity whether of the one true God or other false gods who claim to be God. 

I will go through both of these excuses and show that they are both unbiblical, therefore the Bibles they have translated with names of other gods in them, or names they claim are generic, prove that they have �blasphemized� those Bibles.

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The Ugly Side of Diaprax
by Sandy Simpson

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There has been a concerted effort by the false teachers from many movements inside the church such as Word of Faith, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)/Latter Rain, World Gathering on Indigenous People and Emerging Church among others to diaprax people into thinking that the church has been ineffective until they came along with their new and improved ideas on how to take over the world.  This is always a feature of the Hegelian Dialectical process put into action by praxis, thus diaprax.  In order to form a new paradigm or worldview the leadership of these movements must vilify orthodox Biblical Christianity.

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by Sandy Simpson

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There are so many "Christian" leaders out there that teach delusional teachings.  These teaching are dangerous and can lead a person to shipwreck their faith.

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Heal Thyself!
by Sandy Simpson

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A good subtitle for this article might be "Practice What You Preach!"  There is no doubt that God can and does heal people today.  But the false doctrines of the Word-Faith Movement about "declaring" healing, "name-it-and-claim-it", etc. have been proven to be lies by the very people who sell this deceit.  If you don't know about where these famous "faith healers" go when they need healing, you may be surprised.  Why couldn't they heal themselves when they purported to be able to heal others by virtue of their superior faith?  What happened to the extraordinary faith they claimed to have, enough faith to heal and be healed?  Since they are the ones who taught that all you have to do is claim the healing that is in the Atonement (Is. 53:5) why did they not do so?  Don't their deaths prove that what they were preaching was a lie and pragmatic witchcraft rather than biblical relality?

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God�s Attitude toward the �Supreme Beings� of the Nations
by Sandy Simpson

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It is quite clear from Scripture that YHWH does NOT consider the �supreme beings� of the nations to be Himself, the One True God.  This is in opposition to the teachings of Don Richardson, Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss and many others promoting the World Christian Gathering of Indigenous People movement, Emergent Church and Liberal theologies.  I have proven this time and time again in my articles on the subject but I am going to consolidate the information from the Bible in this article by studying the false gods named in the Bible.  I am sure I will not be able to cover every instance of supreme beings mentioned in the Bible but I (1) want to deal with some of the major ones (2) show you where they are found in the Word, and (3) prove that they were the �supreme beings� of those nations named by the patriarchs, prophets and Apostles and that they were not monotheistic gods but polytheistic in the tradition of Babel where the false religion of polytheism first took root through the worship of Nimrod and Semiramis.

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You need to "nip it in the bud"!
by Sandy Simpson

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I am writing this article to address a subject that I have often observed.  It is the fact that if you do not get the leaven out of your church the leaven will become the leadership.The Bible teaches quite clearly that if you let the leaven in you will leaven the whole lump.

 Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough.

 We see this often in the case of many �Christian� movements that have allowed a small error to exist in their churches and have not dealt with those issues.  It then ends up metastasizing into worse and worse problems as time goes by. 

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The New Panentheistic "God" Of Christendom
by Sandy Simpson

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Now, I bet you read the title of this article and thought I had misspelled the word "pantheism".  Just so that those of you who write to me advising me of words I have misspelled in articles (and I do often) I want to tell you that I am using the term "panentheism" as coined by Karl C. F. Krause.  You can read more about this word and concept in an excellent book called "A Time Of Departing" by Ray Yungen.

There is a new "God" being promoted in the Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and Word of Faith movements whose teachers are regularly seen on TBN, Daystar, SkyAngel, CBN and other "Christian" TV networks.  Some of those teachers even have, what would be considered, a fairly typical statement of faith or doctrinal statement they endorse.  But by what they teach they end up promoting a false unbiblical view of God, especially through their actions and experiences.  The whole phenomenon of "slain in the spirit" and all the antics that go with it are brainwashing an entire generation of Christians to put their faith in another Jesus, another Spirit, another Gospel.  This new "Jesus" and "Holy Spirit" is clearly pantheistic or panentheistic in nature.  Though some of these teachers would claim to be believing in the God who is One God in Three Persons, by what they teach they deny the very revealed character of God from Scripture.

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What Should I Say?
by Sandy Simpson

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How do you answer an invitation to attend a meeting where you know nothing about the speaker or what will be done there? What happens if they want to announce the meeting at your church and invite everyone? What do you say to a person who tells you that you don�t have the Holy Spirit even though you are a Christian? What should you do if you think something is wrong, or your conscience is bothering you about something that was said or done?  The answer?

 Go to the Scriptures! 

The Bible has all the answers to your questions. This little booklet is an attempt to deal with a few of the typical statements you will hear from people who have become involved in the Third Wave revival movement. By �Third Wave� I am referring to teachers, �prophets� and any meeting associated with the Toronto �Blessing�, Brownsville Assemblies of God, Rodney Howard-Browne, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Rod Parsley, Marilyn Hickey, Joyce Meyers, Bethel Church, Lakeland and many others who appear on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and the 700 Club on TV. 

Hopefully the statements and answers in this booklet will set you off on an investigation of your own in the Word. If you need help, and you have access to the Internet, you can visit my web site called �Deception In The Church� that deals with these issues and has the articles mentioned in this booklet.

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Luring People To Destruction
By The Unscrupulous Use Of The "Gospel" Message
by Sandy Simpson

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    Phil. 1:14-18   Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.  It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.  The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,

If you see what I see in this passage, this argument cannot be used for people like Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and the hundreds, even thousands of Third Wave ministers today who are not merely envious and self ambitious, but are also teaching outright false doctrine. Paul was not talking about heretics in this statement, but "brothers in the Lord" who preach the Gospel with wrong motives. Third Wave teachers not only have wrong motives, they also have the wrong message.  This argument cannot be used for people like Hinn, even if they manage to preach enough of the "Gospel" for people to come to a saving knowledge of the Lord, because they are also teaching and practicing heresy.

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One of Satan�s Final Masquerades
by Sandy Simpson

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   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.

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Attack Of The Enemy 
On The Churches
by Sandy Simpson

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So much heresy is entering the churches these days.  As you would suspect, sometimes it is due to a pastor attending a conference or reading a book and becoming diapraxed with unbiblical ideas.  He then starts to weave those ideas into his messages and begins to invite speakers to the church who expound on those ideas.  Then when confronted by someone in the church who has reservations about the new stuff being taught, they are told to not talk about it and just go along with the program.  If that person does not they are ostracized, slander behind their back, and often told to leave (which is what they should do in any case). 

But my observation is that it is not only the pastor who causes unbiblical changes to influence a church.  Often the pastor is blissfully unaware of influences coming into his church.  They often come in through (1) the worship team (2) women�s groups (3) bookstore (4) children�s programs (5) interdenominational prayer efforts and (6) relief and mission organizations.  If unchecked this type of infiltration is much more subtle and can become deeply rooted.

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Marks Of False Religion
by Sandy Simpson

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Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.

In context Paul is especially addressing, though perhaps not to the exclusion of other false religion, what had become the false religion of the Pharisees and Jewish leadership.  There were many Jewish so-called �Christians� making the rounds among the fledgling early churches who were trying to get the Gentiles to come under the Law from which Christ had purchased their freedom.  John Gill states this case well in his commentary.

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Universalism in the World 
has Permeated the Church
by Sandy Simpson

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The current fad of interfaith solidarity and unity is simply a thin guise of inclusivism, Universalism and pluralism. 

Universalism is defined by as: The doctrine that emphasizes the universal fatherhood of God and the final salvation of all souls. (Source) Universalism is a religion and theology that generally holds all persons and creatures are related to God or the divine and will be reconciled to God. (Source)

Pluralism is defined as: The doctrine that reality is composed of many ultimate substances.  � The belief that no single explanatory system or view of reality can account for all the phenomena of life. (American Heritage Dictionary, (Source)

Inclusivism is: "Inclusivism posits that even though the work of Christ is the only means of salvation, it does not follow that explicit knowledge of Christ is necessary in order for one to be saved. In contrast to pluralism, inclusivism agrees with exclusivism in affirming the particularity of salvation in Jesus Christ. But unlike exclusivism, inclusivism holds that an implicit faith response to general revelation can be salvific. God expects from man a response proportional to the light given. Saving faith is not characterized so much by its cognitive content as it is by its reverent quality." (Ken Keathley, None Dare Call It Treason:  Is an Inclusivist a Paul Revere or a Benedict Arnold? (Ken Keathley, Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, (Source)

We deal with these old heresies brought forward to modernity, these ideas that all men have have a relationship with God that will cause them to be able to avoid judgement in our book on the teachings of the World Gathering on Indigenous People movement called �Idolatry In Their Hearts�.  The idea that all men who worship a �god� are worshipping the true God, YHWH, has bubbled up to the very top of our societies and religions, and even Christendoom, and should sound a warning alarm to true Biblical Christianity.  Instead, as usual in our day, most Christians are asleep at the wheel while Universalists claim that you can pray to a �god� like Allah and be praying to the true Trinue God, YHWH. I also dealt with the fact that Allah is not YHWH, both in our book and in the article �Is Allah The Same As YHWH?�. 

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What We Need Is A Reverse Paradigm Shift!
by Sandy Simpson

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I'm going to warn you now.  I am going to let you in on some information tonight that is going to radically change your world view.  You are likely going to experience the beginnings of a reverse paradigm shift and after tonight there will be no way to go back the way you came.  You will be faced with choices that you may never have known you had.  You will be faced with a new way of looking at things that is going to cause you to rethink everything that is being taught in the Emerging Latter Rain churches.  It is going to be radical because the basis for this message doesn't come from Jesus Christ visiting my room last night bodily, but from His holy written Word.  So buckle down your seat belts, you're likely in for a bumpy ride!

    Matt. 7:15-23 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep�s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. "Not everyone who says to me, �Lord, Lord,� will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, �Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?� Then I will tell them plainly, �I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!�

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False Teachers Revisited
by Sandy Simpson

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I often receive requests to present updated false teachings and false prophecies by the myriad of heretics out there.  We do try to keep up with all the latest.  But I have to remind people that those we have exposed as false on our site have not repented of what they have already done in the past, which is why they are still on our site.  So what they are doing now has no relevance as to whether or not they are now to be considered a true Biblical teacher.  If and when they repent, that is renounce their false teachings and false prophecies, make restitution to those they have deceived, and begin to teach sound Biblical doctrine we will give you that information.  As of now NONE of the people we have exposed have repented of their Latter Rain, Word of Faith teachings, heretical practices or their false prophecies.  But in the interest of helping you to respond to a person who inquires by saying: "Those articles are old and you need newer materials" well, here is some newer stuff you can add to the pile.  For you and me this really makes no difference, but for those who are living in deception perhaps it might demolish one of their arguments against the truth. 

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Testing The Spirits 
by Sandy Simpson

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Sometimes I really wonder why someone who claims to be a Bible believing pastor, for instance, refuses to listen to the truth.  It frankly boggles my mind.  I don't know if it is as a result of the postmodern paradigm or just that they have no love of the truth left.  I don't know how that can happen in a truly regenerate person.  You would think that the Holy Spirit would confirm the truth to them, first in their conscience, and finally through the written Word.  But these days it is a miracle if it gets that far.  I don't know if their conscience has been so seared that they don't hear the Spirit or if they just don't want to know the truth because then they would be responsible for it.  I know that I cannot know their motives or the reasons why they reject truth and refuse to talk about false teaching, but I do know one thing: we are called as true believers to test the spirits.  We must do this even if the result is not to our liking or befuddles us as to the reasons.

    1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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Questions for Those Who Claim the "Supreme Beings"
Of the Nations Are the True God
by Sandy Simpson

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I have some questions for those of the World Christian Gathering of Indigenous People (WCGIP) adherents such as Don Richardson, Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss (deceased), Terry LeBlanc, Danny Lehman, Aloha Ke Akua, YWAM as well as many in the Emergent Church (EC) ... the questions arise from their claim that the "supreme beings" of the nations are all the True God, YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  You can read more on this subject in our book "Idolatry In Their Hearts" or in the WCGIP section of my site. My main question for them is this: When did ANY of the Patriarchs and Prophets in the Old Testament and the Apostles or Jesus Christ in the New Testament EVER claim that the "supreme beings" of the nations were Elohim/YHWH, the one True God?  Let's look at some examples in the form of questions and you can check out the source links as well.

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How To Discern, Test & Judge Rightly
by Sandy Simpson

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In running a web site with thousands of articles, 1-2 million hits per month from all over the world, and hundreds of e-mails per week, I have come to realize, with time, that there is a terrible problem in Christendom today. The problem stems from an existential subjective view of the world that has filtered into the church from secular society, but also from the teachings of heretical wolves who have taught an entire generation of churchgoers completely unbiblical methods of discernment or to get rid of any discernment altogether.

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We need a firm foundation to weather the storm of false ideas
by Sandy Simpson

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Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. (KJV)
Matthew 7:24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent word!
� 1787 Joseph Funk & Robert Keene

A house built on the rock will stand.  The Rock is God and in particular, Jesus Christ.  Therefore His written Word is the teachings of the His Holy Spirit and a Rock we can depend on.  Anyone who wants to prove anything theologically, historically, scientifically or anything else needs to start with correct information.  If you start with a faulty foundation, as you build your arguments, they begin to fall apart because they are not supported in God"s truth.  If you want to build on a firm foundation, you need to start the process by a careful study of God"s Word in context of the verse and according to the whole counsel of God"s Word.  The Bible is the best commentary on the Bible.

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Karma (by any other name)
by Sandy Simpson

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According to Wikipedia: 

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

Mirram-Webster defines it this way:

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

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

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His Name, The Only Name
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Replacement Theology On Steroids
by Sandy Simpson

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

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Those Who Do Not Lead Christians to Maturity
by Sandy Simpson

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

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"... and all liars"
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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Night Marchers and UFOs on the Big Island 
by Sandy Simpson

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

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"They Will Believe 
The Lie"
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Critical Missiological Issue!

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

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The First Nations Movement 4-DVD Set

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

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

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

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

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

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Updated DVD!
The Question Of Dominion
by Sandy Simpson

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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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

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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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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by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

This DVD series is a teaching based on this article.

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

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

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

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

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The Responsibilities of a
Good Shepherd
by Sandy Simpson
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!
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!
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
by Sandy Simpson

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

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Demolish Arguments!
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Important Video Information
On Benny Hinn!

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

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

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

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

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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, 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,, 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

(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 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.

(142) Christ Cathedral Receives $20M From Anonymous Donor; Catholic Diocese to Renovate Former Crystal Cathedral at Understand The Times, 12/8/14 
A California Roman Catholic diocese that owns the property that once was the Crystal Cathedral has received a $20 million donation for its renovation work. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange announced that an anonymous donor gave $20 million to aid the estimated $113 million renovation of the former Crystal Cathedral. In a statement made by the donor and released by the Diocese of Orange, the person said, "I hope this gift will inspire other donors in our community to give as well. "I am blessed to offer my faithful and financial support to the diocese's efforts to restore and renovate the campus and make its vision for the Christ Cathedral a reality." For decades, the Orange County located Crystal Cathedral was the notable megachurch headed by the Rev. Robert Schuller and his family. However, financial scandals and in-fighting led to Crystal Cathedral Ministries filing for bankruptcy and eventually being compelled to sell their iconic property. In February 2012, the Catholic Diocese of Orange purchased the building and grounds, renaming the sanctuary Christ Cathedral.

(143) Bowing the Knee to Rome by T.A. McMahon, 2/24/25 
We live in strange times. When I became a born-again believer nearly four decades ago following thirty years as a Roman Catholic, not one non-Catholic Christian chided me for leaving the Church of Rome. In those days it was fairly obvious to evangelicals that the teachings and practices of Roman Catholicism were at odds with the teachings of the Bible. Yes, there were a few things, at least superficially, that Catholics and Bible-believing Christians held in common. The virgin birth of Christ, which involved the conception of Jesus by the Holy Spirit, is one example. Yet, regarding Christ�s miraculous birth, the Catholic Church added to the virgin Mary the dogmas of her Immaculate Conception, i.e., her having been conceived without sin, and her perpetual virginity. Although those extra-biblical teachings are serious errors, they do not directly contradict the gospel that is essential for salvation.

(144) Who is your Holy Father? by Richard Bennett, 3/26/15 
Under the title of "Holy Father" Pope Francis is due to visit the USA in September 2015. Thus, we ask the question, �Who truly is your Holy Father?� A Christian�s relationship with the Holy Father is crucial. Thus, Jesus Christ prayed, Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.� Only those who have been placed in Christ Jesus by God�s grace alone have the right and privilege to call Holy God their Father. Nevertheless, the Vatican both teaches a different gospel and, on its website, claims a successive chain of 266 �holy fathers,� or popes, from St. Peter to Pope Francis. 

(145) Do Catholics Possess Life Eternal? (MP3) by Richard Bennett and W. J. Mencarow, 4/9/15 
In this message W. J. Mencarow and I with great sensitivity answer this question. Because I remember the grip that Catholicism had on my own soul for 48 years I speak with affection for Catholics. Yet while we analyze official Catholic teachings in the light of biblical faith an irrefutable conclusion is reached. Catholics who listen to this message may indeed be thankful that we have delicately pinpointed issues, of which they had been apprehensive for a long time. Some Evangelicals also may be thankful that we have exposed the false ecumenical movements such as �Evangelicals and Catholics Together� and �Christian Churches Together.� Kindly make this MP3 known to your family and friends.

(146) Roman Catholicism today: Semper Idem Always the Same? (DVD) by Mike Oppenheimer, 6/18/15 
This is an important DVD on what is now taking place in ecumenism. What are the official teachings of the Roman Catholic church, what do they believe and practice? Scripture and tradition, Salvation, sacramentalism, Mariology, 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 like Kenneth Copeland, James Robison, Rick Warren, Joel Osteen and Beth Moore are active participants in this ecumenical endeavor. Commentary is made on the recent Pope's emissary to evangelical Charismatics who have purposely ignored what they once knew as false teachers mislead them into acceptance of this religious system. We look at the message Video delivered by the Pope to word faith adherents.. This DVD has Catholic testimonies and explanations heard on the Eucharist, 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. 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? A good video to sit down and watch with your Catholic friends and family to ask and answer questions. This is all covered in the 2 DVD set that is about 2 hours long.

(147) Rick Warren Will Speak At Papal Mass In Philadelphia by Marsha West, 7/5/15 
Southern Baptist pastor Rick Warren will be a part of the ecumenical and interfaith gathering this September where Pope Francis himself is expected to appear. In the Catholic Herald piece we learn that the most important thing that can happen at the week long congress is conversion so that �families can become a force of change for good.� Obviously the conversion they�re referring to is placing their faith in Roman Catholicism. So it�s doubtful that the purveyor of pragmatism, Rick Warren, will share the true gospel of Jesus Christ during his speech, as that would certainly be viewed as divisive. But we shall see. The Catholic Herald�s report begins: More than 1.5 million people are expected for the Mass with Pope Francis in Philadelphia this September, said organisers of the next World Meeting of Families. A high-level delegation from Philadelphia, led by Archbishop Charles J Chaput, was in Rome as of Monday to meet Vatican officials, review some of the planning and promote the week-long congress.

(148) Letter to the Editor: My Former Teacher, Scott Hahn�A Convert and Prominent �Evangelist� of the Catholic Church at Lighthouse Trails, 7/27/15 
The person being discussed in this Letter to the Editor � Scott Hahn � is a convert from Protestantism to Catholicism, and today, he is one of the most prominent and outspoken Catholic �evangelists� on the scene, working to convert Protestants and evangelical Christians to Roman Catholicism. Roger Oakland discusses Hahn in his book "Another Jesus: the eucharistic christ and the new evangelization."

(149) For Pope Francis, Mary's greatness comes down to this one virtue at Understand The Times, 8/29/15 
On the feast of the Assumption of Mary, Pope Francis said that faith is the defining virture of her greatness and that the mysterious way she was taken into heaven is a foreshadowing of what awaits each of us. Dogmatically defined in 1950, the assumption of the Virgin Mary's body into heaven is celebrated Aug. 15 every year, and is one of the most important Marian feast days in the Catholic Church. Francis pointed to the famous canticle Mary uttered in response, called the "Magnificat," in which she praises God for the marvelous deeds he has done both in her own life and throughout history. In this prayer Mary expresses her joy, because she is fully aware of what all the great works in her life at that point mean, namely that through her the Lord will accomplish the salvation her people have long been waiting for, the Pope said.The prayer also shows us the full meaning of Mary's life, he added, explaining that "if the mercy of the Lord is the engine of her story (then) she who bore the Lord of life (could not be touched by) the corruption of the tomb."

(150) Are You Right With God? by The Berean Beacon, 9/15/15 
If you are a Catholic, can you say without a doubt that you are right with God at this very moment? Perhaps you are thinking, �Well, I�m following the teachings of the Church on how to be right with God.� Then would you agree that those beliefs should match God�s written Word, the Bible? Perhaps your answer is �No� or �I�m not sure.� Wouldn�t you like to know for peace of mind, now and for eternity? 

(151) �Contemplative Spirituality � the Source of the Catholic Church�s Expansion� by Ray Yungen, 9/24/15 
I had always been confused as to the real nature of this advance in the Catholic church. Was this just the work of a few mavericks and renegades, or did the church hierarchy sanction this practice? My concerns were affirmed when I read in an interview that the mystical prayer movement not only had the approval of the highest echelons of Catholicism but also was, in fact, the source of its expansion. 

(152) Much ado about the Pope at Crossroads, 9/26/15 
Roman Catholicism�s leader is in Washington, DC. Traffic is snarled. The media is in an uproar. The town is taken by Pope Francis, the socialist pope who has said that allah and God (YHVH) are the same. Scratching your head on that one? It�s true. On Wednesday, March 20, 2013, Pope Francis welcomed an ecumenical group of religious leaders who attended his inauguration. He said, �I greet and thank cordially all of you, dear friends belonging to other religious traditions; firstly the Muslims, who worship the one living and merciful God, and call upon Him in prayer. I really appreciate your presence, and in it I see a tangible sign of the wish to grow in reciprocal trust and in cooperation for the common good of humanity.�
So the Pope prays to the same god as do Muslims.

(153) Pope Francis in the USA, Acclaim or Disdain? by Richard Bennett, 10/14/15 
As you study the facts of the case, decide if there should be Acclaim or Distain for Pope Francis while in the USA?  In the article below, we give you the documented facts of the visit and of the Roman Church itself, which the Pope is meant to lead.  Kindly forward the article to others and if possible have it posted on the Internet.

(154) Pope Francis venerates Immaculate Conception statue in Rome at Understand The Times, 12/12/15 
Pope Francis venerated the statue of the Immaculate Conception in Rome�s Piazza di Spagna, continuing the tradition set by his predecessors in the late 1900s. The event began with the reading from the book of Revelation, which describes �a woman, clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and around her head a crown of twelve stars.� (Rev. 12:1). The Pope then recited a prayer to Our Lady, made on behalf on all those living in Rome. �Today, here in the heart of Rome, we hear the voice of our mother who calls everyone toward that Door, which represents Christ,� the prayer reads. �You say to all: 'Come, confident approach; revenue and receive the gift of Mercy; do not be afraid, do not be ashamed: Father is waiting for you with open arms to give you his forgiveness and welcome in her home.'� This prayer was followed by the chanting of the Litany to Mary.

(155) Ask Mary's help if illness makes it hard to trust God's mercy, Pope Francis advises at Understand The Times, 2/2/16 
While the experience of illness can certainly test our faith, for Pope Francis it is an opportunity to entrust ourselves to the tenderness and mercy of Christ, which Mary, his mother, shows us how to do. The theme for the day, �Entrusting Oneself to the Merciful Jesus like Mary: �Do whatever he tells you,�� is especially fitting for the Jubilee of Mercy, the Pope said. Due to the fact that the main festivities will be held in the places that Christ lived and carried out his ministry, including many miracles, Francis said he decided to center his message for the day on the Gospel account of the wedding feast of Cana, where Christ performed his first miracle through the intervention of his mother. With Mary's attentiveness and personal involvement with the newlywed couple in mind, as well as her and docile attitude toward her son, the Pope asked what the scene can teach us about the World Day of the Sick.

(156) Catholic Author Raises Two Million to Get Souls Out of Purgatory at The Berean Call, 3/30/16 
Author Susan Tassone�s passion is to get people out of purgatory. Since the Roman Catholic Church accepts money for Masses said for the dead, Ms. Tassone urges people to hand their last will and testaments over to the Roman Church to get people out of the burning fires of purgatory.

(157) Humans Become God? Yes, It�s Catholic Theology at Understand the Times, 5/19/16 
Amazing. "Protestants" and "Roman Catholics" have fallen for Satan's lie. The serpent said that man could be God, didn't he? Read Genesis 3.

(158) Countering The Counter Reformation by Roger Oakland, 7/9/16 
The counter reformation is a termed used to describe efforts by the Roman Catholic Church to thwart the reformation.

(159) Why Catholics And Muslims Alike Come To Pray At This Shrine To Mary at Understand the Times, 7/29/16 
During the month of May, Catholics around the world honor the Virgin Mary in a practice dating back to the 13th century. But at one shrine to Mary in Harissa, Lebanon, it isn�t just Catholics coming to pray. The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon has drawn Muslim visitors since it opened in 1908, said the shrine�s rector, Father Younen Obeid, in a recent video produced by Catholic News Service. They come as tourists, but also to pray and participate in Christian ceremonies at the site. �All of [the Muslim visitors] have big respect for Mary,� Obeid said. 

(160) - Who is 'the Black Madonna' and why is she so important? at Understand the Times, 7/31/16 
How can someone believe the Bible and say they are Christian and "venerate" an image? Isn't that Babylonian?

(161) Vatican scraps plans to rid itself of corruption at Trinity Foundation, 9/17/16
When cardinals elected Pope Francis in 2013, he was given a mandate to eliminate cronyism, inefficiency and corruption in the Vatican. The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 7 that Pope Francis has trimmed the powers of Cardinal George Pell, who was charged with cleaning up the city-state�s muddled accounts, in a setback for broader overhaul of Vatican bureaucracy. Late last year, Pell hired PricewaterhouseCoopers to undertake a comprehensive audit of the Vatican�s finances. Accounting at the Vatican has never followed unified policies, according to the WSJ article. Annual reports aren�t released, different departments use different accounting principles, data are inconsistent and not comparable. Before Cardinal Pell�s appointment, a panel of cardinals charged with economic oversight met just twice a year. Budgets didn�t exist, and expenditures weren�t itemized. Already Pell had found about $1.6 billion �tucked away� off the books. Other officials, led by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State, known as the pope�s prime minister, let Pell know the audit wouldn�t fly. In June, the Vatican announced it had been scrapped, and soon many of Cardinal Pell�s wide-ranging powers were handed to others.

(162) Christ Cathedral, Formerly Crystal Cathedral, to Unveil Virtual Tour of $72 Million Renovation at Understand the Times, 9/27/16
Comment from UTT: The bankruptcy of Robert Schuller's Christ Cathedral has been a major boom to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County who has now take over the property and redecorated. One would wonder, where the Catholic Church would be able to come up with such a large sum of money when they have had to pay so much for the sexual mishandling of priests who have abused so many children? Christian Post: What will the 35-acre campus of Christ Cathedral look like after its redesign is complete? The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, which bought the structure, formerly known as the Crystal Cathedral, in 2012, is unveiling a virtual preview of the multimillion-dollar renovation for the public on Sunday. As the diocese celebrates its 40th anniversary Sunday in an event to be attended by about 10,000 Catholic faithfuls, it will offer a virtual tour of the $72 million renovation of the glass sanctuary in Garden Grove in California which was originally built by the Rev. Robert H. Schuller.

(163) Remembering the Children: 46 Claims Filed in 2 months to Catholic Priest Abuse Victims Program at Lighthouse Trails, 12/5/16
LTRP Note: This news story is another reminder that untold numbers of children have been and continue to be sexually abused (and not just in the Catholic Church) around the world. It’s an epidemic that still remains hushed in many cases today. Let us not forget that the power of sexual abuse lies in its secrecy. May we, as Bible-believing Christians, do our part to protect children. If you have never read Seducers Among Our Children by Investigative Sergeant Patrick Crough, we highly recommend it. Crough, a Lighthouse Trails author, is a devoted believer in Christ and a defender of children. His book is a vital resource in knowing how to protect children from sexual abuse. "And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea." Mark 9:42

(164) Should Protestants Pay More Attention To Mary? And What's The Immaculate Conception Anyway? at Understand The Times, 12/16/16
Comment from UTT: Read this article. If you cannot see Jesuit-speak written all over it, then you are already a product of the seduction towards Rome and do not know it. It is only a matter of time when Mary statues will be in Rick Warren style churches to make those from a Catholic background feel welcome.

(165) Vatican calls for ‘central World Bank’ and ‘global authority’ at Understand the Times, 1/6/17
The Vatican has called for the establishment of a “global public authority�? and a “central world bank�? to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in controlling the masses.

(166) Warning: Deception Targets Young and Old Alike! (Audio) Host: Jim Schneider, Guest: Mike Gendron, 2/22/17
As this Crosstalk moved along, Mike addressed the following:
--What about the verses in Luke that give special honor to Mary?
--The storybook called, 'Mary's Messages'.
--Was the Catholic faith handed down by Jesus?
--Was is meant by the term, 'Co-Redemptix'?
--Is Mary the new 'Eve' in the same way Jesus is the new 'Adam'?
--Does the Bible in any way communicate that Mary had a sinless nature or is co-redeemer with Christ?

(167) Queen of Rome, Queen of Islam, Queen of All: The Marian Apparitions plan to unite all religions Under the Roman Catholic Church by Chris Lawson, 3/16/17
While the title of this book may seem presumptuous, as we continue to document, it will become clear that the Queen of Heaven is truly gathering a massive, global following from ever religion and race. The many books on Marian apparitions express that there is a growing consensus that the world is looking for a heavenly Mother -- one who is tender, merciful, and non-judgmental, with the power and influence to solve our problems. Global peace, unity, and tolerance are repeatedly heralded by the Queen of Peace -- as she is often called. This is a common reason for the Marian apparition's universal appeal. The Lady and Mother of All Nations -- a title she ascribed to herself at a popular apparition site -- presents herself as kind and approachable, while at the same time claiming heavenly access and authority. In addition to maternal charm, the apparitions draw millions due to the numerous reported signs, wonders, and miracles. The testimony of pilgrims to a physical or emotional healing has proven irresistible to people from all walks of life. This combination of qualities that the apparitions put forth -- a caring Mother, a powerful intercessor, a bridge-builder, and a miracle worker -- has proved successful in bringing together multitudes who would not normally associate. In these difficult days, when our global problems seem insurmountable, a growing number are turning to the Queen of All as perhaps the world's best advocate.

(168) Vatican approves special Fatima feast day for the Traditional Latin Mass at Understand the Times, 4/6/17
If you want to read about how Christianity can be distorted into a form of idolatry, then this article will provide the evidence. Nowhere in the Bible is there a place for Mary worship, nor for messages from spirit beings to replace the authority of scripture. 

(169) A Story of Death to Life: From Catholicism to Christianity by Barbara, 9/27/17
For over two years, I daily read this book called The Bible— devoured would be a more apt expression—and then the Lord led me to take a course on Catholic doctrine from a Catholic institution. Now, I could view Catholic doctrine through the lens of truth. (As the years went on, I read additional Catholic-produced books including the official Catholic Catechism, approximately 800 pages long). How amazed I was to discover what my former church believed! As an example, as a former devout believer in Mary, I had been told according to the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception that Mary herself was born sinless. That would mean she didn’t need a Savior. Yet she herself proclaimed in the Bible that she did

(170) Simple Answers (Book) by Ray Yungen, 10/16/17
The evangelical church is at a crucial point in its history. There are many voices crying out for a dramatic change in the way evangelicals have traditionally viewed Catholicism; these voices are taking the church in a radically different direction, one that fits in with Bible prophecy. In 1991, an ex-Catholic pointed out that many Catholics had been leaving the Catholic Church over the previous forty years. The reason for this: Catholics were receiving simple answers from evangelicals regarding salvation. Today, the need for simple answers has reemerged as we are witnessing a reversal where evangelicals are looking to the Catholic Church for guidance on Christian living and spirituality. Much of this is because the precepts of the Gospel are either minimized or forgotten. It is not just a fluke or an aberration that the evangelical churches and the Catholic Church are coming into alignment with each other. The Catholic Church is taking a softer view of the evangelical church, and the evangelical church is starting to downplay the traditional and significant differences that have kept it at bay with the Roman Catholic Church. Simple Answers is a presentation of the facts regarding salvation according to the Gospel in contrast to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

(171) Another Mary? (Audio) at VCY America, Host: Jim Schneider, Guest: Mike Gendron, 2/2/18
Mike Gendron is the founder and director of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministry. Mike was a devout Roman Catholic for 34 years and was taught to rely upon the authority of the church above all else. He faithfully followed the priests, the sacraments and depended on his good woks for salvation. Mike began searching the Scriptures and was amazed to find that what he read in Scripture contradicted the teaching and tradition of the church he had been a part of for so long. He trusted Jesus as his Savior and now the Bible has become his sole authority in all matters of faith. Recently Pope Francis made a visit to Chile where he placed a golden crown on the head of a statue of Mary. Why does Mike feel this is a concern? He said that it focuses attention away from Jesus. He referenced II Corinthians 11:3 where Paul reminds readers about the serpent that beguiled Eve, and how through such subtlety, people's minds can be led astray from the simplicity that is in Christ.

(172) Pope Francis: Where Mary is, ‘the devil does not enter’ at Understand the Times, 2/7/18
At Mass in the Basilica of St. Mary Major Sunday, Pope Francis said that when we go through difficult times or have problems or worries, Mary is our shield, guarding our faith and protecting us from evil. “Where the Madonna is at home the devil does not enter; where there is the Mother disturbance does not prevail, fear does not win,�? the Pope said Jan. 28. “Who of us does not need this, who of us is not sometimes upset or restless? How often the heart is a stormy sea, where the waves of problems overlap, and the winds of worry do not cease to blow! Mary is the sure ark in the midst of the flood.�? Check out my article called "One of Satan's Final Masquerades", or better yet, the DVD.

(173) Holy Cross Theology Professor Says Jesus Was a ‘Drag King’ with ‘Queer Desires’ at Drudge Report, 3/30/18
ACT Note: This article is for informational purposes. The theology program at the Jesuit-run College of the Holy Cross has taken on a new tone ever since the school appointed a gender-obsessed Chair of New Testament Studies who claims Jesus was a “drag king,�? a new article contends. Writing for The Fenwick Review, Elinor Reilly of the Holy Cross class of 2018 argues in a March 26 article that Professor Tat-Siong Benny Liew’s “unconventional readings of Scripture�? have brought “a new theological perspective to Holy Cross.�? Letting the facts speak for themselves, Ms. Reilly suggests that “the centrality of sex and gender to his way of thinking about the New Testament�? significantly colors the way that Professor Liew presents Jesus Christ to students at the Catholic College.

(174) ‘When is an Idol is not an Idol?’ by Jackie Alnor, 4/22/18
So to answer my question, ‘When is an Idol is not an Idol?’ When it is not used in the commission of religious devotion. When Jesus said, “if I be lifted up, I will draw all men to Myself,�? he sure wasn’t talking about a crucifix containing ‘another Jesus’ or a painted piece of cement from Norway.  We as Bible believers look forward to seeing Him face-to-face – only then will we see the true Jesus. Maranatha!!

(175) Did Hell Disappear? by Herescope, 5/31/18
The Wall Street Journal wrote last week that “Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, a friend and frequent interviewer of the pope, reported that the pontiff had denied the existence of hell.�? Sinners who die without achieving eternal salvation “are not punished,�? the pope said, according to an article by Mr. Scalfari in the Itlaian newspaper La Repubblica. “There is no hell; there is the disappearance of sinful souls.�?[1]   Predictably the Vatican would later release a statement that partially denied the report, but also “stopped short of a specific denial.�?[2] This clever dialectic maneuver is a perfect example of two steps forward, one step back. Now the issue of hell is on the table and up for debate, once again illustrating how the Pope Francis has “shaken up perceptions of Catholic doctrine.�?[3]  The Pope is merely following in the steps of other theologians and leaders who have professed orthodoxy out of one side of their mouth while teaching new doctrine.[4]

(176) Purgatory — A Place of Torment for Dying Catholics to Anticipate by Jackie Alnor, 6/23/18
Purgatory: a cruel invention of the Roman Catholic Church – A false dogma that lays a heavy burden on every Catholic.  They hold men captive to a system that claims the keys to heaven. They create a mythical place where all forgiven people go that has the same fiery torments as hell except souls can be sprung after they are purified for an indeterminate period of time. It could be days, weeks, years, centuries, or millennia. The soul’s only hope is that their surviving loved ones offer enough rosaries and masses in their name to shorten their stay. Jesus condemned the Pharisees for just such things – “They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men’s shoulders�? — Matt 23:4a

(177) “Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Facing Sexual Abuse Reports, Resigns From the College of Cardinals�? at Lighthouse Trails, 7/28/18
For nearly sixteen years, Lighthouse Trails has been publishing resources related to child sexual abuse. Some may ask, how is that related to the Gospel? We believe pedophilia is part of what we call the death religion (really Satan’s “religion�?) which includes: abortion, evolution, homosexuality, meditation/mysticism, antisemitism, pornography, and child sexual abuse). The Gospel offers eternal life through Jesus Christ; our adversary offers eternal death through his schemes to harm, maim, and kill.

(178) ‘They Hid It All’: Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Grand Jury Report Says at Lighthouse Trails, 8/15/18
LTRJ Note: Children are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse and molestation by people who are in some type of authority and trust in their lives. Make sure your church is a safe place for all children who attend. Detective sergeant Patrick Crough, author of Seducers Among Our Children, has given his life to defend children and fight against child exploitation.

(179) Entertaining Devils Unawares by Jackie Alnor, 8/18/18
The Bible instructs us to be kind to strangers because we could be entertaining angels unawares. But the flip side to that is that we could be entertaining fallen angels unawares. Nowhere in church history is that more evident than in the Roman Catholic Church.

(180) Pope in Knock: I Am Happy to Be in Mary’s Home at Understand the Times, 8/29/18
Comment from UTT: Another example of a "Mary" centered Christianity occurred when Pope Francis visited Ireland. Where in the Bible do we find justification for praying to a statue? “I’m happy to be here with you. I am happy to be with you in Mary’s home.�? On the second day of his Aug. 25-26, 2018, visit to Ireland for the occasion of the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis stressed this during his Angelus address which he gave in the northwestern town of Knock. Knock is a beloved pilgrimage site for the Irish. In 1979, Pope St John Paul II visited the site, located in the Irish County of Mayo, for the centenary of the Marian and Eucharistic apparition that took place there. The apparition was witnessed by 15 people independently and verified by the Church.

(181) “Pope Francis: Families An Eloquent Sign of God’s Dream�? by Christopher Wells, 9/4/18
LTRP Note: Recently, we released a booklet/article by Warren B. Smith titled God’s Dream: Satan’s Ultimate Scheme. If you did not have a chance to read it yet, we urge you to do so soon. The news story below (released this week by Vatican News) is yet another example of how the world’s religious leaders are seeking to bring about “God’s Dream�? into the world. When you begin to understand what “God’s Dream�? is really all about (i.e., God’s dream for man to realize his divinity and oneness), you will see the urgency in this. This term is showing up more and more in evangelical circles as Warren Smith points out. Just last week, yet another instance where we learned of an evangelical mega-church pastor using the term: Pastor Doug Sauder, the lead pastor at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale (the former church of Bob Coy), wrote a sub-section in his book The One Factor: How One Changes Everything titled “God’s Dream.�? And there are many other evangelicals pastors, authors, and leaders now using the term, whether they understand the full implication or not. As you can surmise from the following quote by New Ager Neale Donald Walsch, there will be no place for the Cross in “God’s Dream�? because man will believe that he himself is God. As Walsch also said (and many now believe), “the era of the single savior is over.�?1 God’s “dream,�? if you please, is that we will all one day be completely realized [as “God�?].2—Neale Donald Walsch

(182) “Metamorphosis of the Universal Church in Our Time�? by Jackie Alnor, 9/28/18
The sleeping giant in Rome has awakened. She has been in hibernation for the past 400 years, but it appears she is making a come-back – her final curtain is at hand. She is making herself ready.

(183) Pope Francis: Address to G20 Interfaith Forum at Understand the Times, 9/29/18
Comment from UTT: Pope Francis makes another appeal for religions of the world to work together. He calls for a "universal family" to resolve global problems. This is in keeping with the Pope's previous declaration that all religions worship the same God.

(184) “Metamorphosis of the Universal Church in Our Time�? by Jackie Alnor, 10/21/18
I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. — Revelation 17:3b-4 The sleeping giant in Rome has awakened. She has been in hibernation for the past 400 years, but it appears she is making a come-back – her final curtain is at hand. She is making herself ready. She has no patience for any whom oppose her authority – she cannot be questioned while she sits as a queen in her temple in the Eternal City. She claims she holds the keys to the kingdom and whatever she decrees, the God in Heaven must endorse, be it right or wrong. After all, she rules over the kings of the Earth in His stead and has the assistance of the Queen of Heaven.

(185) “Metamorphosis of the Universal Church in Our Time�? – Part 1 by Jackie Alnor, 11/16/18
"I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls,
having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication." — Revelation 17:3b-4The sleeping giant in Rome has awakened. She has been in hibernation for the past 400 years, but it appears she is making a come-back – her final curtain is at hand. She is making herself ready. She has no patience for any whom oppose her authority – she cannot be questioned while she sits as a queen in her temple in the Eternal City. She claims she holds the keys to the kingdom and whatever she decrees, the God in Heaven must endorse, be it right or wrong. After all, she rules over the kings of the Earth in His stead and has the assistance of the Queen of Heaven. The Fourth Lateran Council declares: “The Roman Church, as the mother and mistress of all the faithful, by the will of Christ holds primacy of jurisdiction over all other Churches.�? This is quoted in an ‘Encyclical Letter’ of Pope Leo XIII on ‘The Unity of the Church’ he wrote in 1896. In this letter he refers to the Catholic Church in the feminine gender and declared that she is to ‘rule the nations.’ He concluded: “Let such as these take counsel with themselves, and realize that they can in no way be counted among the children of God, unless they take Christ Jesus as their Brother, and at the same time the Church as their Mother.�? Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.

(186) Learning From Rome by Ray Yungen, 11/21/18
From a theological viewpoint, there now exist two branches (so to speak) of the Catholic Church—the traditional (as defended by someone like Karl Keating in his book Catholicism and Fundamentalism) and the progressive or contemplative* element (as exemplified by Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen).1 And while these two branches (or movements) can be seen at times as contradictory to each other, there are many Catholics who straddle both sides of the fence. At least in part, this is because the Eucharist, which is the essence or focal point of traditional Catholicism, also has a mystical element that appeals to the meditating or New Age Catholic. In summary, the traditional Catholic Church emphasizes sin and how to avoid it with the Mass. It places the emphasis on Mary, the sacraments, and purgatory. Although that branch of the Catholic Church is running strong, ever increasingly, it is the contemplative branch that defines Roman Catholicism. This newer “progressive�? branch emphasizes mysticism, panentheism, and interspirituality, which will help propel the apostate church into a new-world order.

(187) Liberation Theology Infused in Western Thinking by Berean Beacon, 3/19/19
Latin American liberation theology has for the most part been a movement identified with the Roman Catholic Church.  It is in fact just the tip of the iceberg; the principles that it proclaims have affected western society.  Much of the present welfare societies in the USA and in Europe are just different expressions of the same Catholic mentality seen in official statements of the Vatican.[1]  The Politics of guilt and shame permeate our society.  The Catholic Priests, Leonardo Boff and Clodovis Boff, in Introducing Liberation Theology give a sample taste of what is proposed by Liberation theology.

(188) “Metamorphosis of the Universal Church in Our Time” by Jackie Alnor, The Christian Sentinel, 7/6/19
The sleeping giant in Rome has awakened. She has been in hibernation for the past 400 years, but it appears she is making a come-back – her final curtain is at hand. She is making herself ready. She has no patience for any whom oppose her authority – she cannot be questioned while she sits as a queen in her temple in the Eternal City. She claims she holds the keys to the kingdom and whatever she decrees, the God in Heaven must endorse, be it right or wrong. After all, she rules over the kings of the Earth in His stead and has the assistance of the Queen of Heaven. The Fourth Lateran Council declares: “The Roman Church, as the mother and mistress of all the faithful, by the will of Christ holds primacy of jurisdiction over all other Churches.” This is quoted in an ‘Encyclical Letter’ of Pope Leo XIII on ‘The Unity of the Church’ he wrote in 1896. In this letter he refers to the Catholic Church in the feminine gender and declared that she is to ‘rule the nations.’  Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.

(189) Reformation and Papal Inquisition (Video) by Richard Benett, 6/1/19
Richard Bennett give a historical account of the birth of the Roman Catholic Church, it’s establishment and growth using a forged document (the Donation of Constantine) and the eventual creation of the Catholic inquisition to eliminate bible believers.

(190) My Journey Out of Catholicism by David Dombrowski, 7/19/19
As I am writing these things, I am amazed to think how quickly the years have gone by. These events that seem like yesterday began over twenty-five years ago. And through all these years, I have never publically shared the story about the community. But there is a reason why I felt compelled to share it now. When the community was deciding to become Catholic, they were very excited because they felt that they were pioneers in going back to the mother church. They felt confident that many others would eventually follow their example. Today, I see that this is beginning to happen in large numbers. The community shared with some of their friends that they had grown spiritually as far as the Protestant church could take them, and if they were going to grow anymore, they would have to become Catholic. It is the same thing that is happening today. Many Protestant leaders are now standing up and proclaiming that we need to glean from the teachings and practices of the Catholic church. Particularly appealing to them is contemplative prayer or mysticism and the spiritual disciplines. There is no doubt in my mind that contemplative spirituality is a bridge, bringing Protestants “back” to the Catholic church. The emerging church movement is equally a bridge toward Catholicism, and the Purpose Driven movement has had a role in this as well.

(191) Letter to the Editor: Interest in Contemplative Catholic Monasteries Increasing at Lighthouse Trails, 8/17/19
I wanted to thank you for all your wonderful work rooting out false Christianity. I have followed your website and blog for 12 years and have been so blessed. Just wanted to forward some pertinent information regarding Catholicism and the increase of their number at these end times. I am not Catholic, but I subscribe to several news outlets that keep me informed of news regarding abortion, euthanasia, LGBTQ, and the like; one of those sites is LifeSite News. They are conservative Catholics, but they do a good job in keeping tabs on the news on many fronts. I ignore their Catholic stories, but this one [see below] I think you will understand as a mark and sign of the Catholic Church’s pervasive influx of error. You may already know about it, but it fulfills much of what Roger Oakland speaks about, as well as many of your other authors. God bless you and all that you do in equipping the saints.

(192) Questions for Catholics (Tract) by James Jacob Prasch, 10/1/19
Dear Friend, let us reason from the Scriptures together:
Come now, let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool (Isaiah 1:18).  For all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). You can get this tract here.

(193) Ravi Zacharias and Roman Catholicism at Texas A&M, Veritas Forum by Matt Slick, 10/23/2019
Dr. Ravi Zacharias has done a great deal of good work for the Christian faith. he is eloquent, intelligent, and well-informed. However, it appears his understanding of Roman Catholicism as is compared to biblical theology is very weak.  On March 19, 2014, Dr. Ravi Zacharias was at Texas A&M's Veritas Forum. a video excerpt of that time can be found here:

(194) Pope Francis/Vatican Launch eRosary to Help Bring About “World Peace” at Lighthouse Trails, 12/15/19
In October of this year, Pope Francis and the Vatican launched the “eRosary” app with the hopes of drawing in more young people to pray the rosary.

(195) A Closer Look At Catholicism (Video) by Mike Gendron, 2/1/20

(196) Transformation Complete: Non-Catholic Christians Took Paradigm Shift by Jackie Alnor, 2/24/20
Biola University – Uses a textbook, Handbook of Christian Apologetics, written by a Catholic, Peter Kreeft. “Kreeft states, an ‘explicit knowledge of the incarnate Jesus is not necessary for salvation.’ In his book, Ecumenical Jihad, he states that he had an out-of-body experience, during which he saw Muhammad, Buddha, Confucius, and other pagans in heaven worshiping at the feet of Mary. She (not Jesus) is the unifying force in heaven.[xxii] As “Evangelical” schools, such as Wheaton, Baylor, Biola, Azusa, Messiah, Regent University, Dallas Seminary, etc. hired Jesuit-trained theologians and philosophers, they changed from their original Bible-centered education to a new curriculum that was based on Catholic Natural theology, Law, philosophy, and apologetics.[xxiii]

(197) Gaia Goes to Church: The Revival of an Ancient Pagan Goddess by Herescope, 3/7/20
A new morality is forming based on an old spirituality. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders described the environmental crisis as a “moral imperative” during a Democrat Party presidential debate. The recent Amazon Synod of Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church invoked Pachamama, a “Mother Earth” goddess, as Pope Francis considers adding a new sin, an “ecological sin.”[4] Gaia, an ancient fertility goddess, has provided a spiritual metaphor for climate change since the late 1980s. Climate change is a scientific issue. Climate change has also always been a political issue. The first generation of open advocates for a New World Order seized upon the climate as a perfect crisis to revolutionize the world’s governance systems. So how could masses of population be persuaded to radically transform their lives? An ancient spiritual myth was revived – Gaia. Gaia could function as a generic goddess, adaptable to major world religions as a “metaphor,” a “framing story” that could impel people to sacrifice freedom for a higher purpose — a religious cause — to save Gaia, the earth re-conceived as a sacred deity ... Read Part 1 - Gaia Goes to Church: The Revival of an Ancient Pagan Goddess and Part 2 - Queen of HEAVEN ~ EARTH Goddess: Gaia & the Catholic Mary

(198) Abp Viganò asks bishops, priests to pray Exorcism ‘against Satan’ on Holy Saturday by LifeSite, 4/9/20
(ACT Note: This article is linked for information.  We are not endorsing this site.  This is another in a long line of apostates claiming to be ridding the world of coronavirus.  But prayers to an angel and mass exocisms will not cure the Catholic church of its problems, nor will it magically rid the Vatican of Covdid-19.) April 9, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – On October 13, 1884, Leo XIII had a terrible vision of the assault of the powers of Hell against Holy Mother Church, and ordered the prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel to be said at the end of Mass. He also composed an Act of Exorcism and ordered it to be inserted into the Roman Ritual, and explicitly mentioned what he had seen: “The Church, the Spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, has been filled with bitterness and inebriated with poison by her crafty enemies, who have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the place where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has been set up as the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered.” In these modern times of terrible tribulation, when the pandemic has deprived Catholics of Holy Mass and the Sacraments, the Evil One has gone into a frenzy and multiplied his attacks to tempt souls into sin. These blessed days of Holy Week, which used to be the ideal time to go to Confession to prepare ourselves for our Easter Communion, now see us locked inside our houses, but they cannot stop us praying to Our Lord.

(199) US, Canadian Conferences of Catholic Bishops ‘Consecrate’ Nations to Mary, Ask Her to Intercede Amid Pandemic by Heather Clark, 5/5/20
WASHINGTON (Christian News Network) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops have joined together to “consecrate” their nations to the care of Mary on May 1 and to ask that she intercede to Jesus during the COVID pandemic. Evangelicals believe that such practices are unbiblical as the Bible states that there is one mediator between God and man.

(200) Homosexuals ‘Have a Right to a Family’: ‘Francis’ Becomes First ‘Pope’ to Support Same-Sex Civil Unions by Heather Clark, 10/26/20
ROME — In a documentary released in Rome on Wednesday, Roman Catholic leader Jorge Bergoglio, also known as “Pope Francis,” says that he believes homosexuals have a “right to a family” and that he supports civil unions as a legal covering. “Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They are children of God and have a right to a family,” he states in the movie “Francesco” by Evgeny Afineevsky, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival. “Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable over it.” “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” the Vatican head continues. “I stood up for that.” According to the Catholic News Agency and Reuters, the documentary also tells the story of Bergoglio encouraging a man in a homosexual relationship to raise his three adopted children in a parish church. Andrea Rubera had given Bergoglio a letter after attending mass and received a phone call days later telling him that the correspondence was “beautiful.”

(201) ‘Pope Francis’ Claims: ‘For The Entire Course Of Her Life, Mary Was Free From Any Stain Of Sin’ posted by Marsha West, 12/15/20
“The uncontaminated beauty of our mother is incomparable, but at the same time, it attracts us, Let us entrust ourselves to her and say ‘no’ to sin and ‘yes’ to grace once and for all.” (Heather Clark – Christian News)  In one of the feasts and celebrations marked on the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar leading up to Christmas, Catholics around the world observed the Feast of Immaculate Conception on Tuesday, a day in which those who follow the religion commemorate their belief that Mary was conceived in her mother’s womb without original sin. The doctrine has been deemed unbiblical and rejected by evangelicals.

(202) Pope Francis: Another “Great Flood” Is Coming by Ken Ham, 3/12/21
The Roman pontiff warns the world another “great flood” is coming, “perhaps due” to climate change while ignoring the clear teaching of God’s Word. Do we have to worry that another flood of biblical proportions is on its way? Well, according to a recent interview, Pope Francis thinks so. Now, we take what any person says and hold it up to the ultimate authority: the Word of God. And God’s Word is clear: there will never be another flood like the flood of Genesis chapters 6–8 (more on that below). But if God’s Word is clear, why does Pope Francis suggest another “great flood” might happen?

(203) Pope Appoints Open Homosexual To Pontifical Commission For The Protection Of Minors at CRN, 4/5/21
(David McLoone – LifeSiteNews)  Pope Francis appointed Juan Carlos Cruz, an openly homosexual man, to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors on Wednesday. Cruz is himself a victim of clerical sexual abuse. According to the 2004 John Jay Report on the nature and scope of clerical sexual abuse of minors, “The results of our study indicated that of all victims whose gender was reported, … 81% were male and 19% were female.” In other words, it seems that sexual abuse committed by members of the priesthood is overwhelmingly homosexual in nature. However, Margaret Smith, a John Jay College of Criminal Justice researcher,  cautioned, “At this point, we do not find a connection between homosexual identity and an increased likelihood of sexual abuse.” Karen Terry, another researcher, argued, “Someone can commit sexual acts that might be of a homosexual nature but not have a homosexual identity.”

(204) Popery of shame: Adventures of Heresy in the last days Pope[s] by Mike Oppenheimer, 4/9/21
The unhealthy, unspiritual, unbiblical teachings of the Pope who runs the Roman Church of Catholicism. The Pope is elected by his bishops, not by the people in the Church, nor is he appointed by the former Pope. So I do not see how they can justify him being a successor of Peter when he is voted in, by an election of bishops. The bible does not teach such a process of election. It was Pope John Paul II who laid out the new policy of the Roman Catholic Church in their modern era. “ This necessary discernment does not hinder interreligious dialogue. In fact, for many years meetings with the various monastic communities of other religions, marked by cordial friendship, are opening ways for the mutual sharing of other spiritual riches “with regard to prayer and contemplation, faith and ways of searching for God or the Absolute”…the action of Christ and his Spirit is already mysteriously present in all who live sincerely according to their religious convictions …” (Pope John Paul II, Thirteenth Catechesis).

(205) Pope Calls For ‘Ecological Spirituality’ To Care For ‘Mother Earth’ by Protestia, 5/29/21
Like some grotesque morphing of Roman Catholicism, the New Apostolic Reformation’s Seven-Mountain Mandate, and the Democrats’ Green New Deal, Francis reveals that there are seven sectors of the church that need to be pulling together. These are “parishes and dioceses – schools and universities – hospitals – businesses and farms – organizations, groups and movements – religious institutes.” The capitalism-hating, socialism-loving Vicar of the Roman Catholic Church has come up with a seven-year plan to greenify the world and heal “Mother Earth” on account of the “wounds that we cause by our predatory attitude, which makes us feel that we are masters of the planet and its resources,” in order to “inaugurate a lifestyle and a society that is finally eco-sustainable.”

(206) Christian Leaders—A New Openness . . . to the Catholic Church at Lighthouse Trails, 7/6/21
It is not just a fluke or an aberration that the evangelical churches and the Catholic Church are coming into alignment with each other. The Catholic Church is taking a softer approach to the evangelical church, and the evangelical church is starting to downplay the traditional and significant differences that have kept it at bay with the Roman Catholic Church. While church history has witnessed martyrs who would not bend on doctrinal issues concerning salvation, today, we are witnessing a paradigm shift from an emphasis on biblical doctrine to the experiential and the mystical. The consensus is becoming that it’s not so important what we believe anymore but what we do—namely that we need to experience God and get along with everyone. And this is where the Catholic Church comes in as it promotes oneness (a unifying of all religious traditions under the umbrella of the Catholic Church) and a vast array of religious practices stemming back to the Church fathers to satisfy the draw to the experiential. The following examples illustrate how this changing landscape is occurring—

(207) Revoice 2021 Conference To Feature Roman Catholic Lesbian Speaker by Protestia, 8/15/21
Once again, Revoice is upon us, and once again, their speaker list is suspect. Along with a plethora of gay, lesbian, and transgendered speakers, many who openly insist on using he/him, she/her/, they/them personal pronouns in their bios, we see that Revoice has brought back openly lesbian and Roman Catholic speaker Eve Tushnet to give a message. Revoice, you’ll recall, suffered a teeth-shattering, cartilage-crushing, skull-splintering blow to the satanic scourge when the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) voted at their 2021 General Conference 1438-417 to adopt Overture 23, which states in full: "Officers in the Presbyterian Church in America must be above reproach in their walk and Christlike in their character.  Those who profess an identity (such as, but not limited to, ‘gay Christian,’ ‘same-sex attracted Christian,’ ‘homosexual Christian,’ or like terms) that undermines or contradicts their identity as new creations in Christ, either by denying the sinfulness of fallen desires (such as, but not limited to, same-sex attraction), or by denying the reality and hope of progressive sanctification, or by failing to pursue Spirit-empowered victory over their sinful temptations, inclinations, and actions are not qualified for ordained office."

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There are so many people who claim to be Christians today, claiming that they are God.  Not just a “little god” but God Almighty.  I hate to tell them but there is only one God/man who could ever claim that and His name is Jesus Christ.

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1 John 4:4-6  You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit {Or spirit} of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
The reason why false teachers, who deny one or more of the core doctrines of the Faith, gain so many followers is that they are saying what the world wants to hear.  They organize their churches so that they cater to unbelievers, and once non Christians come in they are fed a diet devoid of the essential nutrition of the Gospel and sound doctrine.  False teachers conduct surveys to see what non-believers are looking for in a "church" and then provide those things.  False teachers claim they are bringing people into the Kingdom when in fact they are bringing them out of the world and back into the world, the only difference now being that they are spending their money in support of some apostate leader and/or group.

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The NAR proponents claim to be foundational Apostles to the modern church.  This claim is exactly what Paul warned the Church about regarding false apostles.  The term "false apostles" is used only once in the Bible in 2 Cor. 11:13.  False apostles are identified as those who claim they are equal with the the foundational Apostles.  The NAR proponents go even further! They claim to be GREATER than the original Apostles.

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