Volume Twenty One, Issue Two

Volume 21, Issue 2

Dear All,

Greetings to all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I hope the following article by Gary Gilley will be helpful.  Please be aware that the church growth model of Willow Creek has it's basis in church growth models of Robert Schuller and Rick Warren's doctoral "thesis" at Fuller.  That "thesis" under the mentorship of C. Peter Wagner cites Wagner's books more than any others in Warren's bibliography.  The whole church growth paradigm was bankrupt from the start.  I noted a quote from an early church growth book by C. Peter Wagner publish in 1976 some years ago:

"... we ought to see clearly that the end DOES justify the means.  What else possible could justify the means?  If the method I am using accomplishes the goal I am aiming at, it is for that reason a good method.  If, on the other hand, my method is not accomplishing the goal, how can I be justified in continuing to use it?"  (C. Peter Wagner, "Your Church Can Grow - Seven Vital Signs Of A Healthy Church", 1976, pg. 137. - emphasis in original)
You can see that early church growth advocates like Wagner are completely our of sync with the truth of God's Word.  The end does NOT justify the means in Christianity.  The means must be consistent with the Truth and therefore will produce the correct ends.  Pragmatism is no replacement for the truths of God's Word.  If the churches would stop doing surveys to find out how to fulfill "felt needs" and start preaching and teaching the truth they would then see the true church grow.

I have a new book coming out by early next month.  Watch for the notices on the web site on that new book.

In Christ,
Sandy Simpson
Apologetics Coordination Team


The feature article in this DITC e-Newsletter is Willow Creek’s Big Adventure by Gary Gilley, December 2007 - Volume 13, Issue 12. It has been a tough year for the Willow Creek Community Church, the flagship congregation of the “seeker-sensitive” movement.  Most know that Willow Creek has set the pace for 30 years in its redesign of the local church.  More recently Rick Warren, and his Saddleback Community Church, have stolen the spotlight from Willow and, to some degree, eclipsed its influence on new paradigm churches.  But rest assured, Willow, along with its Willow Creek Association, which boasts 12,000 member churches from 90 denominations, is still charting the way for those who look to felt-needs, surveys, the latest innovations and market strategy, instead of Scripture, for their structuring of the local church. [1]   When Willow speaks, church leaders listen.  When Willow marches out a new product or method, churches around the globe fall in line.  Whatever Willow promotes others emulate.

Landmark New Book!

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 teachings of the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People movement.
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Discernment 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 DVD Series!

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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Companion DVD Series to
"Idolatry in Their Hearts"!
Deceiving the Nations!
This DVD video series features Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson and their in depth research regarding the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People which is backed by 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.
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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 DISCERNMENTTOOLKITbook 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. 
Go here for more details and how to order!
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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