Volume Fifteen, Issue Ten

Volume 15, Issue 10

Dear All,

Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!


The feature in this newsletter is WCC, NAE, Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus posted by Discernment Research Group @ 5/12/2006 02:57:00 PM.  Also read Vatican, WCC Churches And Other Religions Work On Consensual Conversion Plan by BeliefNet, Associated Press, 2006.  The move forward in "Christendom" and even evangelicalism today toward a one world religion is accelerating.  If this trend continues, it won't be long before Christians cannot make exclusive claims to the Truth of the Gospel.

Critical Missiological Issue!!

This DVD video series features Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson and their in depth research regarding the First Nations Movement and World Christian Gatherings of Indigenous Peoples which is part of the New Apostolic Reformation.  This is an issue that pastors and missionaries need to be informed of because it goes to the core of evangelism and preaching the Gospel.  Go here for ordering details!

Important DVD Study 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!
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Every Pastor Needs This!

What is it and where is it going?
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.
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New Book!
FINISH THE RACE! 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). Go here for ordering details.
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.
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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”.
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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 DISCERNMENTTOOLKIT book is for you!
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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. 
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Living Water 2003 
Discernment Conference
3-DVD Set & 2-VHS Set Now Available!

Featuring Bill Randles, Gary Gilley
& Ray Yungen

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Discernment 2001 
6-DVD Set & 2-VHS Set Now Available!

Featuring Dave Hunt, Duane Magnani, Mike Oppenheimer, Jacob Prasch, Jewel Grewe & Bill Randles

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Lord bless!

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

WCC, NAE, Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus
posted by Discernment Research Group @ 5/12/2006 02:57:00 PM

It isn't just the neo-evangelical leaders who are finding common ground with other world religions (see this week's Herescope posts). The 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held February 14-23 in Porto Alegre, Brazil is leading the charge. And the NAE isn't far behind!

This event was reported on by the American Council of Christian Churches (Spring 2006 newsletter) by Dr. Ralph G. Colas, Executive Secretary. An address was given by Katsunori Yamamoi, "a member of the Buddhist organization Rissho Kosei-kai." According to the ACCC report:

"He asked the WCC to talk 'hand in hand with all of the Buddhists in this organization and to participate in the Buddhist Assembly scheduled for August 2006.' Immediately he was followed by a Hindu who shared a few lines from the Hindu's sacred text that included these words, 'God is the ocean; God's servants are the rain clouds; God is the sandal tree; God's servants are the winds.'"
Lest the reader mistakenly assume that surely evangelicals wouldn't be part of such a gathering, the ACCC report indicates:
". . . [T]he World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) International Director, Rev. Geoff Tunnicliffe, presented a statement to the accredited press that had been prepared with three other Pentecostal/Evangelicals praising the WCC. The WEA is made up of 127 Evangelical Alliances (including the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) led by Dr. Ted Haggard of Colorado Springs, CO). They expressed gratitude that the WCC invited them because after all they represented almost 400 million Evangelicals around the world."
Dr. Colas of the ACCC reported that Rev. Tunnicliffe indicated he "wanted the WCC to understand they desire to get more involved with social action by 'deepening Christian engagement with the poor and to cut world poverty in half by the year 2015.'"
Of course, this global poverty program would be consistent with the goals of Rick Warren's Global P.E.A.C.E. Plan. This indicates how far evangelical leaders are willing to go in order to find common ground to achieve their plan for global "transformation."

The ACCC report continued:

"One major speaker who was welcomed by the entire Assembly was the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, who declared, 'The exclusive claims of Christianity are not claims to absolute knowledge. I reject aggressive efforts to convert those of other faiths.' At the press conference when questioned about his address, he said that two approaches were very unhelpful -- 'One was to claim an exclusive possession of the truth, while the other was to lose confidence in one's faith."
"Following Williams remarks, a Karen Baptist from Myanmar spoke to the delegates and told her family's experiences with Buddhist and Muslim neighbors. She concluded by saying, 'My Muslim and Buddhist neighbors may not know the name of Jesus, but I believe God has found a path for himself to them.'"
In his conclusion, Dr. Colas of ACCC astutely noted:
"5. While there was much talk about "a transformed world," at no time was the answer given from the Bible that 'If any man be in Christ he is a new creation' (II Cor. 5:17). The change comes not from without but from within, but that answer was never given. Rather the WCC teaches that all religions are equal. According to Aram I, the Holy Spirit dwells in other religions than Christianity. Nothing could be further from the truth of God's Word.
"6. It is important to understand that even the very words these liberal clergy use have a different meaning. We must do what the apostle John tells us to do and 'Try the spirits whether they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.' (I John 4:1)."
The Truth:
"Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with another." (Mark 9:50)