Volume Fourteen, Issue Seven

Volume 14, Issue 7

Dear All,

Greetings to all the "Bereans" out there!


The feature for this issue is The Gospel According To Rick Warren by Pastor Gary Gilley, Think On These Things, July 2005. Before some of you go off ballistically at the mere mention of Rick Warren's name in a bad light, you need to do some investigation, which many should have done before they bought his book and started using his methodologies and ideas.  This article is taken from the revised edition of This Little Church Went To Market just published by Evangelical Press.  I would also highly recommend you read our section on Church Growth, and in particular the section on Rick Warren's teachings and affiliations.  I think you may end up being shocked that churches have bought into the programs of a man who (1) works with and endorses New Agers and allows yoga and visualization into conferences he is speaking at (2) will teach his church growth methods to Mormons, Catholics, Jews and anyone else who wants to grow their organization (3) claims to be able to "solve" the five biggest problems of the world (4) studied under Robert Schuller and C. Peter Wagner and (5) gives out worldly unbiblical advice in the Ladies Home Journal and on Larry King instead of preaching the Gospel.  I know I will raise the ire of some of you with this, but Christians must test EVERYTHING, hold on to the good (1 Thes. 5:21).  Warren's books, though giving some sound advice, also contain a mixture of unbiblical ideas, some of which are diametrically opposed to what the Bible clearly teaches.  May churches stop studying the "Purpose Driven Life" and get back to studying the Bible!


A Brand New Bible Study DVD Series!!

This video study series is taken from the Discernment Toolkit book but includes a lot of footage of false teachers and false prophets.  It will help you and/or your group learn how to test, discern and judge teaching and prophecy that is out there today in a very practical way.  It covers the core doctrines, how we can use them to test, and examples on the DVD that can be paused for discussion.  This series also includes a teacher guide and links to resources on the web.  This 3-DVD series is available now!  Go here for ordering details!

Excellent ACT Resources!

New Book Available Now!
FINISH THE RACE! - A STUDY ON CHRISTIAN MATURITY by Sandy Simpson & Juanita Simpson. This book was written to help believers to realize the absolute necessity of growing to maturity in Christ. It contains chapters on a variety of topics that apply to the subject of maturing from infancy to adulthood in the Lord. What many believers today do not realize is that the Bible teaches that growth in Christ is directly tied to learning to discern truth from error, good from evil. Since this is the emphasis the Word of God gives to the subject, Christians ought to be busy being Bereans (Acts 17:11). Yet many churches are urging Christians to push aside discernment in favor of experience. The trendy teaching these days is that matters of doctrine are not as important as how one feels. Jesus Christ and the foundational Apostles made it clear that a Christian must grow to maturity or be in danger of being deceived.  When carnal desires to sin, including following false teachers (James 1:13-16), has grown to full flower this can cause a Christian to shipwreck his faith (1 Tim. 1:19). 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). Go here for ordering details.
New Companion Book!
THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION 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.
Go here for ordering details.
Extremely Important Series For Pastors!
THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION is a DVD /VHS expose of  the NAR and it's leadership of C. Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, Chuck Peirce, Dutch Sheets, Bill Hamon, Jack Deere and others. It  features commentary by Bill Randles, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Jacob Prasch, Mike Oppenheimer, Orrel Steinkamp, Gary Gilley, Dave Hunt, Sandy Simpson and others. 
Go here for ordering details!
LETTERS TO THE CHURCH 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”.
Go here for more details and how to order!
Demolish Arguments!
Want to be able to see your way through to clear biblical discernment? Want a set of tools that will allow you to disciple your loved ones so they will stand firm in the Faith? Want to sort out many of the false arguments and teachings that have invaded the churches? Then DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT is for you!
Go here for more details and how to order!
Important Video Information 
On Benny Hinn!
features Jacob Prasch, Mike Oppenheimer & Sandy Simpson and tons of video showing the teachings and prophecies of Benny Hinn.  This is a proven tool to keep people away from heresy. 
Go here for more details and how to order!

Lord bless!

In His hands,
Sandy Simpson
Apologetics Coordination Team (ACT)