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Todd Bentley and the Spirit of Thor
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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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There is a "River" that is flowing into congregations all over the world. Deceptively beautiful, it gently carries you along after you've stepped into its teasing current for the first time, until the powerful undertow eventually pulls you midstream. Once there, while you plunge headlong into raging whitewater, the other shoreline is suddenly evident. Strewn with the wreckage of human lives and littered with the debris of false doctrine, this "River's" farther shore is at last visible, and it is frightening. They never told you about this part. They wouldn't.

 

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Body Prayer, The Posture of Intimacy with God
by Doug Pagitt and Kathryn Prill Think On These Things
Reviewed by Gary Gilley

Body Prayer is written by two Emergent Church leaders and is based on the premise that our physical posture in prayer somehow brings our mind under the reign of the body (p. 6) and enhances our experience of intimacy with God. Thirty different prayer postures are offered; a few modeled after biblical examples but most not. The design behind these suggested postures and accompanied activities is to create a feeling of release, peace, inspiration or nearness to God. Each exercise is followed by blank pages in which the participant is to write a prayer journal chronicling his experience in using that particular posture in prayer. On the positive side, since Scripture does not prescribe any particular posture in prayer we have the freedom to use whatever bodily position we find helpful. However, Scripture does not ascribe the benefits to physical posture that these authors do. The distinct focus of the book is that varied postures in prayer will produce unique experiences. Nothing in God's Word teaches this.

  

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Lectio Divina: What it is, What it is Not, and Why It is a Dangerous Practice
by Lighthouse Trails, 8/30/12 LT Publishing

  

Lectio Divina - There's a lot of talk about it today; umpteen books are published and more are on the way about lectio divina; and an increasing number of evangelical/Protestant figures are writing about it, endorsing it, and teaching it. Some people think lectio divina simply means to read a passage of Scripture slowly (or "praying the Scriptures") then ponder or think on that Scripture. That can be a part of it. But if you ask mystics or contemplatives what it entails (And who would know better than they?), they will tell you that lectio divina (pronounced lex-ee-o di-veen-a) always includes taking a passage of Scripture (or other writings), reading it slowly, then working your way down until you have just a word or small phrase from the passage that you are meditating on (repeating over and over). Basically, you are coming up with a mantra-like word or phrase that has been extracted from a passage of Scripture, which, according to contemplatives, if repeated for several minutes will help you get rid of thoughts and distractions, so then, they say, you can hear the voice of God and feel His presence.

  

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Todd Bentley and the Spirit of Thor
by Bud Press Christian Research Service
Christian Research Service, 9/4/12

... In a message to his church on August 11, 2012, Stan Tyra claimed he received the following "powerful word" from Todd Bentley: "Todd Bentley had a word for me last week. He gave that word kinda semi-publicly, and we shared it in the house because it's important to us as a church. And he said that he saw a spirit of Thor on me."

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David's Tent DC - Enthroning a Latter-Rain 24/7 Altar Presence on the White House Lawn During an Election Season
by Herescope, 9/3/12 Discernment Ministries

Very few Christians or unbelievers have any idea of the significance of the term "David's Tent."  Nevertheless, various affiliate organizations  of the burgeoning Apostles and Prophets movement (NAR, the New Apostolic Reformation) are going to camp out at the White House Ellipse lawn from September 25, 2012 through the election, engaging in their round-the-clock 24/7 worship, and they are calling this activity "David's Tent."

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