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Volume 39, Issue 3 
Dear All,

I have released a DVD on my article called "Blasphemizing The Bible" and it is available now.

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"Blasphemizing" The Bible
by Sandy Simpson

Blasphemizing The Bible

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, the Bible states, did "not know God".


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Resources For Pastors
by Sandy Simpson, 6/17/12ACT Logo 2

This article was originally written and published in my Pacific Waves Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1 - March 2002 sent out to hundreds of pastors and church leaders in Micronesia.  It contains recommended resources as well as those that are not recommended.

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Joel Osteen: The Smile of Deception
by Mike OppenheimerLet Us Reason
Let Us Reason Ministries, 6/18/12

What are Joel Osteen's beliefs based on, what has made him one of the most watched and popular TV preachers? Because of peoples lack of discernment they are unable to recognize what is obviously wrong.  The teachings of Joel Osteen are not only Biblically light and often out of context. Joel Osteen's open ended spiritual inclusiveness is misleading many. Osteen' teaching combines positive thinking, with Kenneth Hagin's positive confession with the secret. He has it based on word faith teaching that he learned from his father. His positive thinking and confession visualization techniques that are aligned with "the Secret" that Oprah promotes. He is promoting decreeing, creating by words; word faith declarations with Visualization. All this amounts to a dangerous mix that departs from Biblical teaching into new age/mysticism. Numerous video clips with pp presentation, makes it clear what has made Lakewood the largest church in America.


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Is the Kingdom the Church?
by Mike Oppenheimer, 6/18/12Let Us Reason

The Kingdom is not the church! The Church and the Kingdom are not the same. There are several distinctions between the church and the Kingdom. The terms "church" and "kingdom" are never used interchangeably in Scripture. Of the 114 occurrences of the word "church" (Gr. "Ekklesia"), it is never used with the Kingdom (ibid.). Ekklessia means the assembly of saints, the people are the church.

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Wycliffe Arabic Bible - Product of the World Christian Movement?
by Al DagarMedia Spotlight Ministries
Media Spotlight, 6/19/12


The first thing I thought of when reading the reasons for this vile approach to Scripture is, "If they think they cannot use the familial terms for Father and Son, at the least haven't they heard of footnotes?" I was pleased to find that this is what Biblical Missiology appeals to for any possibility of misunderstanding. Yet why be afraid of misunderstanding in the first place? Is not the Gospel supposed to be an offense to those who refuse truth? Have these people become so enamored of their political and social agendas that they have forgotten that Jesus is a stumbling stone and a rock of offense? Would it not be better to risk some misunderstanding in order to be true to God's Word? Or have these people forgotten that understanding comes  through the Holy Spirit?  God is certainly capable of imparting understanding to the pure heart seeking truth.  All others will find fault no matter how far translators may go in attempting to placate them. Better to die for the truth than to make points with a lie.
    

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