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When The Ends AND The Means Are Unjustifiable
by Sandy Simpson

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"... 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)

Way back in 1976 C. Peter Wagner had already expressed a foundation of sand upon which his entire "apostolic" kingdom is built.  To back up his notions, he and his friends such as John Wimber, Paul Cain and many others began to get the cart before the horse.  They tried to create revival where there was none with unbiblical and even heretical ideas.  They imported occult ideas from false religions into the churches, such as "slain in the spirit" and called the results "revival".  The means they used were the counterfeit  revivals of the Word Of Faith Movement, the Vineyard movement, the Toronto "Blessing", the Brownsville "Outpouring" and on down the line to latest Todd Bentley "Lakeland Revival".  The proof that the means have all been unjustifiable is in the unjustifiable ends.  Lakeland has now come to an apparent abrupt end due to false healing and dead raising claims, many false teachings, a false "transferable" anointing, and sexual misconduct.  You can read about these things in our Todd Bentley section. Yet the leadership of the New Apostolic Reformation has not even been slowed by yet another bad end brought about by the self-destruction of the means.  In the latest ElijahList the false prophets are prophesying even greater revivals to come.

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The Handkerchief Phenomenon
Addendum to “A Whole Lot Of Wishful Thinking These Days

by Sandy Simpson

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There is a new phenomenon especially among some island churches where handkerchiefs are being handed around a congregation claiming that they have an anointing that can cause people to be healed and other miraculous things happen to them. The problem with this idea is especially evident in two things: (1) that this can and is being considered by many to be Christian magic and (2) that it is being taught as being something that should be a normal part of the Christian experience.  It is taught that if you have faith you will believe in touching the handkerchief that you will be healed, freed from demons, or get a special anointing.  But faith is not proven by signs and wonders.

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Baha’i & YWAM's "Indigenous People's Movement" (IPM)
by Sandy Simpson

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This chart should be of grave interest to those in YWAM and those supporting YWAM and its agenda with the IPM or "First Nations" movement led by people like Daniel Kikawa (Perpetuated In Righteousness), Don Richardson (Eternity in Their Hearts:Startling Evidence of Belief in the One True God in Hundreds of Cultures Throughout the World), John Dawson (Taking Our Cities for God: How to Break Spiritual Strongholds), Richard Twiss (One Church, Many Tribes : Following Jesus the Way God Made You), Terry LeBlanc (Creating Christian Indians: Native Clergy in the Presbyterian Church) and many others.  You will notice a very close comparison in this chart between false religion and so-called "Christian" leaders.  Please read what YWAM, The Emerging Chuch, the WCGP and others are teaching that are almost exactly what the Baha'i teach.

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Three Fallacies Of Third Wave Spiritual Warfare Teachings 
by Sandy Simpson

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When so-called Christians employ Biblical pagan methods to rid themselves of demons, they end up giving the enemy an opportunity to deceive them and a foothold in their lives.  When Israel disobeyed the Lord's command to come down to Jerusalem and worship Him in the temple under the Law, and instead chose to set up altars in the high places, the result was that they ended up worshiping demons.  They thought they were worshiping God, but ended up worshiping Baal and Ashtoreth.  You cannot live a life glorifying to the Lord unless you obey Him.

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The Duties of Christian Leadership 
by Sandy Simpson

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Christians, and especially Christian leadership, are called to be salt and light in a dark world.

Matt. 5:13-16  "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

When the Lord tells us to be salt and light, He states both the positive and the negative.  That is the way with all Scripture.  We can’t just take the positive and be done with the subject.  We have to consider all the ramifications of being salt and light.  Salt is used to season food and make it taste good.  It was and still is used as a preservative.  In the same way Christians are to be salt in the world.  Without the witness of Christ, without standing for the truth, life is ultimately tasteless and rotten.  Anyone here who was a sinner for any length of time without the Savior knows what I am talking about.  But the flip side is that salt can lose its saltiness.  Christians can lose their saltiness by diluting the Gospel message to the point where it is useless.  Let me give you an example of a washed out Gospel often preached in churches today. 

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Smack Dab in the Middle of the Apostasy 
by Sandy Simpson

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Christianity Today ran the following article:

'Antichrist' No More: Evangelicals Praise Pope
Most are unreserved in their praise on political, social,
and even theological matters, but critique of papacy remains.
Compiled by Ted Olsen, 04/05/2005 04:30 p.m.

Among the names mentioned, who praise the Pope in this article, were "Evangelical" leaders such as: Evangelical Episcopalian Fred Barnes; Wheaton College's Mark Noll; Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod President Gerald B. Kieschnick; National Association of Evangelicals President Ted Haggard; Focus on the Family President James Dobson; Charles Colson who organized the evangelical side of the Evangelicals and Catholics Together; Paige Patterson, President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Presbyterian Church in America Pastor-brothers David and Tim Bayly; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Al Mohler; Dallas Theological Seminary President Mark Bailey; Credenda Agenda Editor Douglas Wilson; and Evangelical Alliance, the United Kingdom's version of the stateside National Association of Evangelicals.

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 A Biblical Illustration Of Our Faith Commitment To Jesus Christ For Salvation 
by Sandy Simpson

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Marriage as a metaphor for our relationship to Jesus Christ.

Marriage is used as a metaphor for our relationship to God many times in the Bible.  Let's look at the picture God wants His people to see about their relationship to Him, and His relationship to them.

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The New Powerless Gospel
by Sandy Simpson

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TI have been challenged lately to think again about what the Gospel message is all about.  This has come as a result of hearing what I considerto be, at the very least, "gospel lite" and at the most no gospel at all being presented by a number of neo-evangelicals, Third Wavers and outrightheretics.  The interesting thing is that many seem to be preaching the same message.  What is most intriguing is that false teachers like Benny Hinn, ecumenicals, and even some preachers I would considerto be orthodox in their theology are preaching a "gospel" that is very similar.The question is: Is this new gospel message really the Gospel at all?

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by Sandy Simpson

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This creature that existed, and may yet exist, is used as a description of the might and power of the enemy.


Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, With His fierce and great and mighty sword, Even Leviathan the twisted serpent; And He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea. (NASB)


Speaking of the “day of the Lord”, when the Lord comes back again to rule and judge the earth, Isaiah says that the Lord will punish Leviathan the dragon.  Satan is likened to leviathan, a serpent, and he is said to live in the sea.


Revelation 13:1 And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. (NASB)


Again the dragon comes out of the sea, which is symbolic of the nations of the world, but perhaps is also tied to a literal meaning.  He has multiple heads which are symbolic of the heads of the nations of the end times, but he is also said to have multiple heads before the symbolism of the nations of the revived Babylon come into being, as recorded in Ps. 74:14 and Job.

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Pre Millennial and Post Millennial Doctrines Do Not Mix 
by Sandy Simpson

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Many Christians today (having allowed themselves to be diapraxed by false teachers on TV, in books, in seminars and on tape) have begun to accept a mixture of Pre Mil and Post Mil doctrines.  Many claim they still hold to a Pre Trib Rapture (or another Pre Mil scenario) and at the same time would claim that Christians are in a great end times revival, that "Transformation" is taking place all over the world, and that our mandate is to retake dominion over the whole world including its businesses, social agendas and political arenas (a Post Mil scenario).  But what many "Christians" today do not realize is: the mixture they have accepted is oxymoronic.

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New Age & Eastern Mysticism in the Churches
by Sandy Simpson

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There are two kingdoms being taught in many churches today. Teaching about one of the kingdoms is on the decline while the other is being promoted all over the place.  I am warning Christians that they need to check out who is using the word "kingdom", the books they have been reading and recommend on building "the kingdom", the people they have been hanging out with at conferences, and what they mean by "the kingdom".

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"He Was A Murderer From The Beginning" 
by Sandy Simpson

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John 8:44  You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning,

not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Revelation 21:8  But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters

 and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Revelation 22:15  Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers,

the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

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Exposing the "I Am God" Blasphemers 
by Sandy Simpson

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There are so many people who claim to be Christians today, claiming that they are God.  Not just a “little god” but God Almighty.  I hate to tell them but there is only one God/man who could ever claim that and His name is Jesus Christ.

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Why False Teachers Have So Many Followers 
by Sandy Simpson

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1 John 4:4-6  You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit {Or spirit} of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

The reason why false teachers, who deny one or more of the core doctrines of the Faith, gain so many followers is that they are saying what the world wants to hear.  They organize their churches so that they cater to unbelievers, and once non Christians come in they are fed a diet devoid of the essential nutrition of the Gospel and sound doctrine.  False teachers conduct surveys to see what non-believers are looking for in a "church" and then provide those things.  False teachers claim they are bringing people into the Kingdom when in fact they are bringing them out of the world and back into the world, the only difference now being that they are spending their money in support of some apostate leader and/or group

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False Apostles
  of the New Apostolic Reformation
by Sandy Simpson

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The NAR proponents claim to be foundational Apostles to the modern church.  This claim is exactly what Paul warned the Church about regarding false apostles.  The term "false apostles" is used only once in the Bible in 2 Cor. 11:13.  False apostles are identified as those who claim they are equal with the the foundational Apostles.  The NAR proponents go even further! They claim to be GREATER than the original Apostles.

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  Jude Study
6 DVD Series
(DVD 1) Jude Lesson 1 - Verses 1-4
 (DVD 2) Jude Lesson 2 - Verses 5-10
(DVD 3) Jude Lesson 3 - Verse 11
(DVD 4) Jude Lesson 4 - Verses 12-15
(DVD 5) Jude Lesson 5 - Verses 16-19
(DVD 6) Jude Lesson 6 - Verses 20-25

 by Sandy Simpson

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Jude 1:1-2 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ: Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. Jude was the brother of Jesus Christ. But it is significant that he calls himself the brother of James. Jude wants everyone to know that, though he is a half-brother of Jesus Christ through his mother Mary, he considers himself to be a servant of Jesus. I’m sure there were those who tried to idolize him for being the brother of Jesus Christ. If he had the character of some of the current large crop of false teachers, he would have written “Jude, the brother of Jesus Christ.” I’m sure if some of these modern heretics could trace their roots back to Christ, they would use that information to get support for themselves and power over people. But Jude does just the opposite. He calls himself the servant of Jesus Christ. He is addressing this letter to those who have been called, and who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ. So he is addressing this letter to Christians. God has called every true believer.

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A Word of Encouragement from Paul
Run the Race, Win the Prize

by Sandy Simpson

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But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.  Jesus Christ is coming again.  We are citizens of heaven, not this earth, and Jesus will come to take us to our homeland.  So true believers eagerly await His coming, unlike those who oppose the cross of Christ who think they must take dominion over the earth or laugh at the idea of the Rapture.  There are many of them today.  We know that when Jesus comes, by His power, He will bring everything under His control.  We are not called to do that as the Church.  Jesus will do that when He comes, and when He comes we will be changed and receive our everlasting bodies that will never wear out.

1 Cor. 15:51-57 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory." "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Entertainment-style Christianity
vs. Interactive-style Christianity
by Sandy Simpson

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Today, in a majority of churches, we see the result of the seeker-friendly,"purpose-driven", church  growth, Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation methods and teachings and their product I am calling"Entertainment-style Christianity" (ESC).  But ESC churches are not only missing out on the cutting edge of true Christianity, but areheading down the road to apostasy.

True biblical Christianity is "interactive".  Those in ESC are taughtto be spectators at mega-church entertainment events.  They are not taught the Bible but rather to be enamored with the oratoricalskills of the preacher, and to not dare question anything that is shoved down the throats of the "laity" by the ruling "anointed"elite.  They are treated to a circus atmosphere including wild CCM music with people flailing around and acting like they are on drugs, topreachers who tell endless stories about themselves and joke about everything while actually making profundity mundane, to hula dancing,to banners and marching in the church and around it, to the blowing of shofars, to slain in the spirit and wild manifestations.  Theirsears are tickled by guest speakers who make up sermons out of their own imaginations instead of the written Word.  They are entertainedwith gold dust, gold fillings, "angel" feathers, "angel" footprints, drunk in the spirit antics, and during these displays they can go outand get a latte and a snack at the church snack bar.  They come into these mega churches and leave without being personally challengedother than with tired worldly psychology, and without anyone being able to find out what they are doing in their private lives.  A smallpercentage attend "cell groups" where they are diapraxed into consensus instead of challenged to be Bereans and think and act forthemselves.  They live like the world during the week, then come to church where the world is not only welcomed but accommodated.

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Saturate 2020 adherants are those who are drunk and think they can save the planet
by Sandy Simpson

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Commentators seem to think that this section of Habakkuk was addressing the Ceasars and their drunken desire for power.  Seems these two things often go together.


Those who love drunk in the spirit are no exception.  They are trying to get others to share in their debauchery and the false hope of an end-times worldwide revival, currently through the Saturate 2020 events.  Though these were two of the heretical distinctives of the New Order of the Latter Rain, these ideas are nothing new.  The righteous continue to live by faith, while the proud boast in their drunken state.

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A Warning about Saturate 2020
by Sandy Simpson & Marco Quintana

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Saturate 2020 is another in a long line of Latter Rain revivals which do not meet the criteria of a Biblical revival at all (Acts 3:19).  The Toronto “Blessing” and Brownsville “Revival” both came into towns all over the world with the promise that people were getting saved and nothing weird was going on at their meetings.  This was always a lie as the true Gospel was not preached but instead people were invited forward to have hands laid on them in order to transfer an impartation.  Meanwhile false doctrines were laid down in order to get people involved in churches like Bethel Church in Redding, CA.  We are warned in Scripture about this.
Galatians 2:4 But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage.

2 Peter 2:1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.
The fact that some formerly Biblical churches have joined this circus is a testament to their lack of teaching discernment.  Some of these denominations were warned repeatedly about the Latter Rain, Word of Faith and the New Apostolic Reformation yet they apparently wanted to remain “willfully ignorant”.  The people advertised as being involved with this latest “revival” are almost all associated with Bethel in some way and promoters of what they teach.  This is not a true Biblical revival but rather a revival of the occult and New Age among Christians.  This meeting is actually hurting the cause of Christ and will not have any real beneficial effect on the culture of California, which has turned decidedly evil for decades.  These Dominionists
will not be saving the planet, but are rather setting people up for the coming antichrist.  Nor will they rid the world of coronavirus, but rather likely add to it.

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Should Biblical Churches Be Christocentric?
by Sandy Simpson

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Should biblical Christian churches be Christ-centered (Christocentric)?  Should the doctrines of the Father (Patriology) and the Holy Spirit (Pnematology) also be equally emphasized?  Can a church be Patriocentric or Pnemacentric and be biblical?

The answer to these questions are quite simple from a biblical perspective.  There have been charges leveled at some movements such as the Pietist Movement in Germany and other movements that they place too much emphasis on Christ to the exclusion of the Father and the Holy Spirit.  This may be true to a certain degree.  The doctrines of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit must be taught with equal emphasis so that Christians will know what they believe.

But should a church be Patriocentric or Pnemacentric?  No.  For instance, there are far too many churches today, having been influenced by hyper-Pentecostalism and the Latter Rain, that are Pnemacentric.  They spend most of their time focusing on the Holy Spirit to the exclusion of preaching the Gospel while, in fact, they don't even have a biblical doctrine of the Holy Spirit.  I believe that because classic Evangelicals, to a certain degree, dropped the ball in defining the Person and role of the Holy Spirit it gave an opening to Third Wavers to step in with their erroneous ideas of Pnematology.

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The Letter to Laodicea
Is a Warning to the TRUE Church Today
by Sandy Simpson
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Rev. 3:14-22  And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Much has been made of this passage, using it to point out what is happening today in the apostate churches around the world.  It is true that they believe they are rich in spiritual things when they are very poor.  It can be applied in one sense to the 
Word of Faith movement.  It is true that the "River" movement of Latter Rain teachings do think they are hot when actually they are cold.

But this letter to the end times church of Laodicea is actually talking to biblical Christians who are born again.  The apostate movements of the Latter Rain, Third Wave, Toronto "Blessing", Vineyard, Brownsville "Outpouring", Word of Faith, New Apostolic Reformation, World Gathering on Indigenous People, Manifest Sons of God, Seeker Friendly, Church Growth, Emerging Church and many others have already had their lampstands removed (Rev. 2:5) because of their apostasy and have already been spit out of the Lord's mouth (Rev. 3:16).  We can know this because of what the Bible says about those who teach false doctrines (1 Tim. 6:3-5, 2 Tim. 4:3) and make false prophecies (1 John 4:1). These false churches, false movements and false brethren (Gal. 2:4) are already under the judgment of the warnings of the seven letters, as all but two of the original first century churches are today (only the two who Jesus did not warn still survive today).  Therefore the letters to the churches apply to those churches who have not had their lampstands removed and been spit out of the mouth of God because of heresy and false prophesy.  So the warning to the true biblical churches today remains.  Why is this warning significant to us?

It is significant because, by in large, it is the true Church today that has allowed the movements mentioned above to infiltrate and take over the agenda for what is called "Christianity" today.

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The Overseer
A Study Of Titus 1:6-11

by Sandy Simpson

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In Titus 1:6-11 Paul tells Titus to appoint "overseers" in the churches.  The word "overseer" is episkopos in Greek and means bishop, curator, superintendent, guardian, watchman. Overseers are to be shepherds to the sheep, watchmen, guardians.

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Jesus Cares
Jesus Cares for You
by Sandy Simpson

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n this article.

Read Passage: John 6:1-15

The story of the feeding of the 5000 is found in all the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. When something is repeated in the Bible it means that it is important and is something we must try to understand. There is often a deeper meaning in sentences or stories that are repeated.

In this same story repeated in Mark 6:34 it says:

"When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things."

One of the main things that Jesus is... is compassionate. He cares for His people. He was compassionate then and He is still compassionate today. Jesus came and saw the needs of the people. So He did two things. He met their physical need of hunger for bread, and He also met their spiritual hunger for the bread of life. As Jesus told us in John ... He is the bread of life. The Bible, the Word of God, being the word of the Father and the Son, is also the bread of life.  Jesus is the living example of the Word as it also says in John "The Word was made flesh and lived among us".

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Boykin DVD

General Jerry Boykin and his ties to The Knights of Malta and Rick Joyner

compiled by Sandy Simpson

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This paper exposes what General Boykin has been doing in Calvary Chapels and his associations.

He is Grand Chancellor of the Vatican's Jesuitical "Knights of Malta", an ecumenical society under the leadership of Rome where Catholics, Protestants and a plethora of others unite in what cannot be a unity of the Faith.

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Two Lessons from Jonah
by Sandy Simpson

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We just finished as study in the book of Jonah in our Bible study groups.  As we studied through that true story I became aware of an application for Church leaders today.

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What Does The Bible Teach About "Synergy"?

by Sandy Simpson

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Synergy is also a concept being adapted and taught today as a major tenet of the Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement.  Dutch Sheets was one of the first to introduce this concept to that movement back in the National School of the Prophets - Mobilizing the Prophetic Office Conference at Ted Haggard's New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO on May 12, 2002. 

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.Uprade your Old Hymns
Upgrade Your Old Hymns For The New Paradigm!
by Sandy Simpson

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HUMOR: Time for a rewrite of the old hymns.  In this day and age of Third Wave revival movements and Word-Faith dominion, the old hymns just aren't cutting it anymore.  Not only are they old fashioned musically, but the lyrics are, for the most part, particularly depressing. They talk of sin, death, repentance, the cross, the blood of Jesus and a whole host of other disgusting subjects.  There are also too many lyrics in them, frankly, which takes away from the "worship" atmosphere. Repetitiveness is what we need, not dead doctrinal concepts. The old hymns are just too biblical. Give us a beat to move our feet, not concepts to move our hearts and minds!

Here is a list of some hymns that could be "upgraded" to meet the criteria of the Third Wave, Word-Faith, Latter Rain, Manifest Sons Of God, New Apostolic Reformation.  This list is by no means complete.  If you don't recognize the hymns mentioned perhaps it would be worth your time to go back and read them, then compare what they say to the new doctrines.

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Almost Saved
Almost Saved
by Sandy Simpson

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“To be almost saved is to be totally lost.” – Adrian Rogers

There are many so-called “Christians” today who are clearly “almost saved” by their testimonies and/or actions.But to be “almost saved” is to be completely lost.A person who is drowning and almost saved drowns.A woman who is almost pregnant is not pregnant.King Agrippa said, “You are almost persuading me to be a Christian (Acts 26:28)” but being almost persuaded is not enough to be saved.

The word “almost” means “very nearly”, “not quite.” In light of this we may conclude that to come close to the target, or “almost” hit it, means to completely miss the mark. (Shalem Evangelical Church Bush Hall Yard Gap, St. Michael)

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"Silence the noise of your songs"
by Sandy Simpson, 5/26/19

Amos 5:21-27 “I hate, I reject your festivals, nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies.  “Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; and I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings. “Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps. “But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Did you present Me with sacrifices and grain offerings in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Israel? You also carried along Sikkuth your king and Kiyyun, your images, the star of your gods which you made for yourselves. Therefore, I will make you go into exile beyond Damascus,” says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts. When I first reread this passage in Amos, a few things struck me.  First of all the Lord is bringing judgment on Israel for carrying on religious ceremony without true dedication to the Lord.  They sing songs and present their offerings while harboring idols.  I was reminded of how the Lord must view the heretical apostate mega church celebrations of today.  There is a lot of pomp and circumstance, yet little or no obedience to the Word of God.  The Lord does not look favorably upon worship of that type, no matter the hype, no matter the noise, no matter the show.  He actually “hates” it.

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Good Church
How To Find A Good Church
by Sandy Simpson, 2003


Here’s how to find a good church.  What you need to find is a church that not only has orthodox doctrinal statements but teaches, both explicitly and implicitly, in line with the core doctrines of the Faith.  These are Bible-believing Christ-centered churches that are balanced in their theology.  Be sure to test all churches before you become involved.  It is acceptable to get involved with a house church or Bible study as long as there is someone who has the gift of teaching there to lead the study of God’s Word. 

Hebrews 10:25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

The Christian life is not one to be lived alone.  Trust me; I have sympathy for those who have been spiritually injured by false churches, false prophets, false teachers and false apostles.  It is often a long road back from the diaprax of heresy.  But to undo the brainwashing you will need help, especially from those who are already ahead of you on your journey back.  The first century church was known for the following:

Acts 2:42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

This is a good gauge to tell if you are involved in an effective assembly of believers, no matter how small.  Remember that the first century churches were in homes.  In my experience smaller churches are much better at doing the above and more.  Avoid mega churches.

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Walking the Waves

This book was written by my mother and is about my family's experience as missionaries in Micronesia.  Juanita went to be with the Lord in August of 2018.  This book has been a blessing to many people around the world and I want to share it with you. - Sandy Simpson 

This is the story of a young woman who goes to the ends of the Earth with her pastor husband and two small children. While describing the hardships of living in a remote village on a remote Pacific Island in the 60's, it also gives us a vision of the joy the family experienced as well. The heart of the book is the story of how the author survives the death of her husband and goes on to serve God and the Micronesian people in her own right.This book reveals a woman of great faith and courage. In addition, the book is well written and a pleasure to read.Having met the author, I will add that there are thousands of people throughout Micronesia who love her and who have benefited by her faithfulness and commitment over the years. Read the book and get to know this wonderful woman. Review by Richard D. Shewman on Amazon.

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A Biblical Guide To Freedom from "Another Spirit" 
The Possible Consequence of the Unbiblical Practice of "Slain In the Spirit" 
by Sandy Simpson
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The cases are legion.  Let's look at John (a pseudonym) as one case in thousands that I read through the years in the emails sent to my site.

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A Short History of Dominionism
by Sandy Simpson

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In order to understand where the modern fusion called “Dominioism” comes from, I want to first give you definitions of Kingdom Now, Dominionism and Reconstructionism.

Dominionism is sparsely defined as follows: 

“Dominion Theology (also known as Dominionism) is a group of Christian political ideologies that seek to institute a nation governed by Christians based on their personal understandings of biblical law. Extents of rule and ways of achieving governing authority are varied. For example, Dominion Theology can include theonomy, but does not necessarily involve advocating Mosaic law as the basis of government. The label is applied primarily toward groups of Protestants in the United States.” [1]

It is more closely defined this way: 

Dominionism, or Christian Dominionism is a term coined by social scientists and popularized by journalists to refer to a subset of American Christianity that is conservative, politically active, and believes that Christians should, and eventually will, take control of the government. The term is sometimes used as a “catch-all” by bloggers to describe any politically active Christian, but not every conservative, politically minded Christian is a Dominionist. Christian Dominionists believe that God desires Christians to rise to power through civil systems so that His Word might then govern the nation. The belief that “America is a Christian nation” is sometimes called “soft dominionism”; the idea that God wants only Christians to hold government office and run the country according to biblical law is called “hard dominionism.” [2]

“Hard Dominioism” as it is called in the above definition, is what C. Peter Wagner (deceased) of the New Apostolic Reformation (a term he coined) have been advocating, following the teachings of the New Order of the Latter Rain and Reformed Theology “Reconstructionism”.

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Maturity Training
Maturity Training
by Sandy Simpson

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Heb. 5:14 But solid food is for the MATURE, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

At the core of maturity in Christ is the issue of training to be able to distinguish between good and evil, right and wrong. But in today’s churches this issue has not only been downplayed, but actually swept aside.

I run a website and get hundreds of emails every week. Since the website deals with apologetics against false teachers and false prophets, about half the email I receive is blasting me for even bringing up the issue. These emails are from “Christians” who claim I am not “anointed”, don’t understand the work of the Holy Spirit, etc. I am forced to remind them of Hebrews 5 and Ephesians 4 and the biblical definition of maturity in Christ. Maturity is not defined as following dynamic speakers, running after people who claim the ability to perform signs and wonders, those with wealth, charismatic teachers with large numbers of followers, those with name recognition, and prophets who make wild prophecies. It is defined simply as training ourselves to know the difference between good and evil.

Where do Christians get solid food? From voices in their heads, intuition, imaginations, flights of fancy, signs, wonders? No. Solid food is consumed by feeding on the meat of the written Word of God.

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Bill Johnson Quotes
by Sandy Simpson

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In this article, I will detail some false ideas, especially from Johnson’s books.

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The Use of Invective
The Use of Invective
in Apologetics
by Sandy Simpson

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This article is about the use of invective while attempting to do apologetics or teaching discernment.  Invective is defined as a noun: insulting, abusive, or highly critical language ie. "he let out a stream of invective".  I admit to using invective at times in the past.  My goal is to stop that practice and focus on the facts, not attack an individual’s ability to comprehend. 

In the case of Christians, the first thing to consider when doing apologetics is our mandate to reconcile people to Christ, no matter who they are.

2 Cor. 5:18-21 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

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10 Questions
Ten Questions
For those who Claim the "Supreme Beings" of the Nations are the True God
by Sandy Simpson

This booklet is taken from this article

I have some questions for those of the World Christian Gathering of Indigenous People (WCGIP) adherents such as Don Richardson, Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss (deceased), Terry LeBlanc, Danny Lehman, Aloha KeAkua, YWAM as well as many in the Emergent Church (EC) ... the questions arise from their claim that the "supreme beings" of the nations are all the True God, YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  You can read more on this subject in our book "Idolatry In Their Hearts" or in the WCGIP section of my site. 

My main question for them is this: When did ANY of the Patriarchs and Prophets in the Old Testament and the Apostles or Jesus Christ in the New Testament EVER claim that the "supreme beings" of the nations were Elohim/YHWH, the one True God?  Let's look at some examples in the form of questions and you can check out the source links as well.

10 Questions  is available is now available in booklet format.  You can order here or at Lighthouse Trails here.  $1.95 per copy, bulk orders get a discount.

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Real Revival DVD
Real Revival
by Sandy Simpson

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Acts 3:19 Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;

There has been so much hype of "revival" in our modern day that it is easy to forget the true biblical criteria and definition of revival. Revival cannot be brought about by signs and wonders or "laying" on of hands to transfer apostolic or prophetic "anointings". In fact there is no such thing in the Bible.The Biblical criterion for revival has, as a precondition, repentance. The word "refreshing" is also defined as "revive".

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Peter Popoff
Peter Popoff
Back to his old tricks!
by Sandy Simpson

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I received a letter from Peter Popoff. This infamous televangelist, in the past, was found to be guilty of wearing an earpiece so that his accomplices in his sound booth could feed him personal information on people in his audience while he was claiming to get personal messages directly from God.  This letter proves that, not only is he back as a regular on TV, he is also back to his old tricks.

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Occulte DVD
Occult Practices in the Churches
How the occult has been fully integrated into many Christian lives and fellowships
by Sandy Simpson

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The Bible is quite clear about occult practices.Neither Israel nor the Church is to have anything to do with the way the world tries to gain secret knowledge.The Gnostics were and are known for promoting new revelation that is either loosely tied to Scripture taken out ofcontext or not at all.The Israelites seeking information from the dead or in omens were judged harshly by the Lord who had warned them numerous times to stay away from that stuff.

Yet due to the influences of heretical teachers in the New Apostolic Reformation, Word of Faith, Emergent Church, and the New Age many have been successful in getting lots of churches and denominations into occult practices that have been thinly disguised as “Christian�?.Many of those who follow these people, I’m sure, have no idea how far they have strayed into the occult.

First I want to give the dictionary definitions and then Biblical warnings against these practices.Then I will give examples in the churches taken mainly from the ElijahList e-newsletter.

List of Practices Detestable To God

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 “When you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you.

Isaiah 8:19When they say to you, “Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter,�? should not a peopleconsult their God?Should theyconsultthe dead on behalf of the living?

Using the above list from Deuteronomy and Isaiah, let’s take a look at each individual practice.

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New Important Book!
Dominion Book
How Unbiblical Action Can Change The Churches
by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp & Sandy Simpson

By Sandy Simpson

The title and cover art of this work are a play off of the book by C. Peter Wagner entitled “"Dominion! How Kingdom Action Can Change The World".  In contrast to this specious claim we have titled this book “Dominionism! How Unbiblical Action Can Change The Churches�?.  We think that is far more in keeping with what we will present in this series of articles and essays on the subject of Kingdom Now/Dominionism.

Indeed, many churches have already been changed by accepting the false teachings that constitute Dominionism.  This started decades ago under Reformed Reconstrucionism and Latter Rain theology, but even before that in the Roman Catholic Church (RCC).  The attempt of Constantine to protect Christians from being persecuted, since he claimed he had become one of them, turned out to begin a journey in syncretism and Dominion.  It wasn’t long before corrupt church officials began to try to seize power all over Europe and beyond as the “Holy Roman Empire�?.  The Reformation itself was a reaction to the lengths to which the RCC had gone to take control over the Scriptures, the nations, the kingdoms, and the people for financial gain.  They sold indulgences, promising those who came up with enough money a much shorter time in Purgatory.  Those same ploys are being used today on what has been loosely called “Christian television�? by the sale of trinkets and promises of healing, financial gain and even salvation.

These ideas all coalesce in Dominionism.  If it were true that the Church needs to take over the planet, then we would be seeing the unstoppable plans of God’s physical Kingdom unfolding.  But we do not.  All we see are failed prophecies, empty edicts and declarations coming from false apostles and false prophets.  They love to fool Christians with talk of the “kingdom�? when it is clear they are talking about a different “kingdom�?; a Kingdom Now not a Kingdom come.  Jesus taught us to pray: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven�?.  The implication is that we are to be about building His spiritual Kingdom while praying for and expecting His physical Kingdom to come.  The only way we can do that is to continue in the Great Commission till He comes, not attempt to rule where God has not given the Church the authority to rule.  Jesus will do that when He returns. If we go off on the tangent the Dominionists want us to go, we will not only miss out on the blessings of His Kingdom to come, but may well be deserving of judgment.

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Seeds DVD
Seeds, Soil & Fruit
by Sandy Simpson

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Bad seeds from a bad tree yield bad fruit.

Matt. 13:38-39  The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
Matthew 7:17  Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

Original sin is the bad seed in everyone.  We all start with a bad seed.

Jer. 17:9  The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
Rom. 3:23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Rom. 5:12  Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned

We need to have the bad seed destroyed and replaced with good seed.

Gal. 5:24  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
Rom. 6:6  For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin
1 Pet. 1:23  For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

The good seed is the Word, the Gospel.

Luke 8:11  "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
1 John 3:9  No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

Bad seeds are from the enemy and are full of false doctrine and a false gospel.

Matt. 13:38-39  The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

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Will the Real Blasphemers Please Stand Up?
by Sandy Simpson
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This subject is one so serious that I do it with great fear and trepidation. Nonetheless, because I get so many e-mails accusing me and other Bereans of blasphemy, among other serious charges, I felt it was necessary to clear up some issues on this topic. Because of my stand for the truth of God's Word juxtaposed against all the false teaching that is going on today, I think it is important to do a quick study on what blasphemy is actually all about from a biblical standpoint.  There are many references to blasphemy in the Bible and from them we can find out how and why that term was used.

You will see that the word "blasphemy" in the Scriptures is the very definition of what the false teachers and false prophets are doing today!

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"Glitter Christians"
by Sandy Simpson

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Glitter Christians. 

This is a name I came up with for people attending and teaching at Oral Roberts University in the 70s.  Even back then I had come to realize that their way of representing Christianity was not in line with the Scriptures.  At that time I didn’t know that Oral Roberts was carrying on the Word of Faith traditions of New Thought practitioners such as Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Essex Kenyan, Norman Vincent Peale, Robert Schuler, and many other false teachers of the time.  Though I didn’t know anything about Word of Faith or New Thought then I knew that the way they were representing Christianity was just not right somehow.  Their desire to portray Christians as rich, beautiful, healthy, perfect, and virtually sinless (holiness) went directly against the example of Jesus, the Apostles and the early church. 

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"Transformed By The Renewing Of Your Mind" (Rom. 12:2)
Studies in worldview.
By Sandy Simpson

(1) "They Will Believe The Lie"
(2) Satan, The First Postmodernist
(3) A Tale Of Two Kingdoms
(4) One Of Satan's Final Masquerades
(5) Nightmarchers And UFOs On The Big Island
(6) The Missionaries Brought A Foreign God
(7) Monotheism In Ancient Cultures
(8) The History Of The Knowledge And Worship Of God
(9) Replacement Theology On Steroids
(10) Catholic Syncretism
(11) The Gospel Entrusted To The Saints
(12) The Responsibilities Of A Good Shepherd
(13) "... and all liars"
(14) Four Books That The Enemy Has Used To Corrupt Christianity
(15) Glitter Christians
(16) Is It Possible To Believe In Jesus ... And NOT Be Saved?
(17) Testing The Spirits

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Screwtape Legacy
by Sandy Simpson
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The book by C.S. Lewis called "Screwtape Letters" was a clever idea in exposing a number of tactics of the enemy.  Those principles are still at work today in many churches.  Following is a list of some of the things the enemy wants to see in churches and Christians in order to bring them down.

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Bradford Pear Christianity
by Sandy Simpson
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I was driving along and noticing that spring has sprung here in North Carolina. One of the first trees to bloom is the Bradford Pear. I began to notice how that tree has proliferated almost everywhere and then my wife looked up the information on this tree on the web. As she began to read the facts about this tree and its proliferation I began to see an allegorical parallel to what is going on in much of Christendom. But before I get into what the Bradford Pear can show us about the churches, I need to present the facts about the tree.

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The Lord's Prayer, Our Prayer
by Sandy Simpson
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Matt. 6:9-13  This, then, is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."

This model prayer that Jesus taught the disciples to pray contains many important precepts.  It should probably be called "The Disciple's Prayer".  It starts with a very important concept in the first verse.

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The Fallacious Arguments of Neo-Universalists
by Sandy Simpson
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The new Universalists are not as vocal about their Universalism ideas but are far more deadly to the Church as they are not rejected like classic Universalists were decades ago.  The new Universalists would include Emerging Church leaders like Brian McLaren, Leonard Sweet, Spencer Burke, Alan Jones and others like Wycliffe, Society of  Biblical Literature, World Christian Gathering of Indigenous Peoples, Richard Twiss, Daniel Kikawa, Terry LeBlanc, Rick Warren, Henry Nowen, YWAM, Tony Campolo, Robert Schuller, George Otis Jr., and even Billy Graham.

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The future of apologetics and discernment ministries
by Sandy Simpson
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I admit that I am very skeptical about the future of discernment and apologetics ministries. I don't see the next generation coming up to replace those who have stood for the truth for so long. Fortunately many apologists have gone to be with the Lord but who will replace them? I don't see replacements coming up who will take the place of those who have been fighting the fight the years. I run a web site where I collect articles and materials from all over the world and present them in a sort of Reader's Digest format so that people can come to one place to get the latest information on heresies in the churches as well as research past ones. What I've seen in the last couple of years is that the production of regular materials is declining to the point where it's becoming difficult to find one article for my site to post every day. Of course I write my own articles but don't have enough time to write an article on a daily basis. I am very concerned because of the tsunami of false ideas from the enemy in the churches. At the same time, unfortunately, I see a lot of younger people who don't even recognize anymore that something is wrong. 

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Church History & The Core Doctrines
by Sandy Simpson
This 4-DVD set is a combination of a condensed study on Church History and the Discernment Toolkit series which deals with the core doctrines of the Church and how to use them to discern error.  The Church History DVD takes a different approach to Church History in that it does not celebrate the Catholic Church but rather exposes it as false Christianity.  It covers World religions, false Christianity and finally a study of the true remnant Church through history following the story of the many martyrs who stood up for true Biblical faith. 

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Weight of Glory

The "Weight of Glory"
by Sandy Simpson
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2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; (KJV)

This is both an incredible source of hope for Christians who are downtrodden, and a source of escalating heresy in many churches.It is critical that we understand what Paul was talking about when he wrote the phrase “weight of glory�?.Jacob Prasch has repeated this phrase in his teachings over the years … “A text, out of context, in isolation from co-text is always a pre-text."A huge problem today is that individuals and movements tend to yank verses out of their context and build a cult of heresy around them.This is called eisegesis or plugging your own ideas into the Scriptures instead of exegesis, gaining understanding and interpretation of the Bible by studying it in context and in the scope of the whole written Word.

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Did God Put "Eternity In Their Hearts"
or "The World In Their Hearts"?
by Sandy Simpson
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In the introduction to Mike Oppenheimer's and my book "Idolatry In Thier Hearts" I exposed the fact that Don Richardson pulled the phrase "Eternity In Thier Hearts" to use as his book title from it's context in Ecc. 3:11.  He did this to support his thesis, which actually contradicts the second part of that verse, where it states that man cannot fathom what God has done. Richardson, rather, sets forth what has become the foundation for the false teachings of the WCGIP, YWAM, a number of Bible translation societies and the Emerging Church ... the propostion that men from Gentile cultures have always been seeking God and that Gentile cultures were already worshipping the true God before missionaries came with the Gospel.

But as I further investigated this verse I found that Richardson even ignored the true meaning of the FIRST half of the verse in favor of a few translations that use the phrase "eternity in their hearts".

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Christians who “turn away�? 
by Sandy Simpson

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  Jeremiah 3:10-11 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the LORD. And the LORD said unto me, “The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.�? (KJV) Israel had turned away from the Lord and had gone after the gods of Canaan, namely Baal   and Asherah.  Because Israel had prostituted herself with false gods in worshipping the polytheistic gods that started at Babel, God had declared He was divorcing Israel and would send them into exile until they again returned to the true God. But Judah prided itself in doing what God had commended as they had Jerusalem and the Temple.  They disdained Israel for setting up altars to Baal and Asherah poles on high hills.  Yet God was not fooled by Judah’s pretence.  In the KJV it says they were not worshipping God with their whole heart but “feignedly�?. 

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Prophets for profit
by Sandy Simpson

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2 Cor. 2:17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.

There are many false teachers on TV these days who peddle the word of God for profit.  They make promises of healing that do not come true by claiming if they are given a financial gift the person will receive healing and riches.  When what they promised does not happen the person is blamed that they did not have enough faith. This often destroys the faith of people who fall into the traps of these snake oil salesmen.  I have no problem with people charging for their materials if they cost to be produced, even though it is hoped that when a person cannot afford to pay for books and DVDs they will receive them free of charge.  But the charges levied on people for conferences and speaking engagements is often excessive.  A minister of God can ask for support and deserves it if they are being diligent in their study and proclamation of the Word.  But experiences and feelings often come with a price today and that is not right. 

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"Mistake" or "Sin"?
by Sandy Simpson

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Today we often hear the word "mistake" coming from pulpits, and especially in defense of false teaching and false prophesy.  "Cut him some slack!  He just made some mistakes".  "We all make mistakes, so don't judge lest you be judged."  We even hear the word "mistakes" being substituted for the word "sin" in many presentations of what I have termed "Gospel Lite" today. So is it proper to substitute the word "mistake" for the word "sin"?  We'll look at the problem of one word "mistakenly" being used for the other. 

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Holy Ghost IGNORED!
by Sandy Simpson

This 3-DVD set is a message based on this movie review.

"Holy Ghost Reborn" is the second film in the "Holy Ghost" series released by Bethel Church in Redding, CA.  Tim Wirth and I reviewed the first "Holy Ghost" film and that review is freely available on YouTube here:

Holy Ghost Movie Expos"
Reviewed by Tim Wirth & Sandy Simpson
A Simply Agape Project Production

I am sorry to say this but Bethel is clearly a cult of Christianity holding to most of the teachings of the Latter Rain and Word of Faith.  They have demonstrated repeatedly a manipulative atmosphere targeting young people in particular while preaching rank heresy.  This new film is a continuation of those false teachings and practices.  I pray for the young people in that church that they will come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and thus come to know the true Holy Spirit. 

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Holy Ghost IGNORED! Part 4 - Addendum with Tim Wirth & Sandy Simpson
This "Holy Ghost IGNORED! Part 4 - Addendum is part of a 3-DVD series by Sandy Simpson reviewing the film "Holy Ghost Reborn". This addendum features a number of false teachings of Bethel Church in Redding, CA that I was not able to include in the 3-Part series. Get the whole thing! It is very important to see what has become the "new" Christianity. 

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Servant Authority
by Sandy Simpson

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The world system has always been a "top down" structure, starting at the apex of the pyramid and going down to the bottom. In kingdoms we have the king at the top, then the princes, common people, slaves. In a democracy we have the President at the top, the VP, the Sec. of State on down to the citizens. In business we have the CEO at the top, upper management, lower management, office workers and the janitors.  Unfortunately, sometime in the third century, the church started to have a top down structure. This is also when the church began to be in error. The church of Rome began to have a "top down" structure that started with the pope, then cardinals, then bishops, then priests, then the people. Well, what about that? Eph 4:11  It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,  This all sounds like a "top down" structure. But the problem is that people have not seen an important fact about these gifts of the Spirit -- man looks at function and title, God looks at aim and goal! Read on.  Eph. 4:12  to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. These are not gifts given for title or to give people job descriptions. They are given because there are people out there who need our help! The church needed the Apostles. They were the ones who were the foundation of the church. They were the ones who saw Jesus in the flesh and were taught by Him personally. They wrote the New Testament Scriptures. Though the gifts of apostle and prophet are different today than in biblical times, the gift of evangelism, pastoring, teaching and others are still the same. A person who is an evangelist does not just have a title so he can rule over people. The reason that he has the gift to be an evangelist is so that he can tell others the good news. Why do we have pastors? Are they supposed to rule the church and get everyone to support them and bow to their demands? No. They are to serve the church by helping people to come to a fuller knowledge of Jesus Christ, to equip the saints to become more like Jesus every day.

The true structure of Christianity is symbolized as an inverted pyramid! 

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�Overtake you like a thief�
by Sandy Simpson

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1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; How serious will it be for a person to be overtaken in �that day� like a thief overtakes a household when he slips in and steals?  Will it just be a surprise for those who claim to be Christians who will get a slap on the wrist by the Lord but still proceed to heaven?  Will they simply lose rewards but still gain the ultimate reward?  What is this darkness that the brethren are not in?  1 Thessalonians 5:3-5 While they are saying, �Peace and safety!� then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night or of darkness; 

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Generic and Specific
by Sandy Simpson

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In my article �Blasphemizing the Bible� I give a number of examples of how a lot of modern Bible translation societies are putting the names of �supreme beings� in the Bible in the place of God or YHWH. In this article I'm going to examine two of the excuses they make for making those substitutions in the Bible in many hundreds of different languages today. 

(1) They claim that God has many different names and therefore they think they are justified in putting the names of various gods of various cultures in Bibles, as long as they are considered �supreme beings�.

(2) The second excuse they give is that the names of the �gods� they are placing in the Bible are generic terms for God, like the words �God�, �Theos�, �Dios� and �Elohim�. By generic I mean a word that can be used for any deity whether of the one true God or other false gods who claim to be God. 

I will go through both of these excuses and show that they are both unbiblical, therefore the Bibles they have translated with names of other gods in them, or names they claim are generic, prove that they have �blasphemized� those Bibles.

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The Ugly Side of Diaprax
by Sandy Simpson

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There has been a concerted effort by the false teachers from many movements inside the church such as Word of Faith, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)/Latter Rain, World Gathering on Indigenous People and Emerging Church among others to diaprax people into thinking that the church has been ineffective until they came along with their new and improved ideas on how to take over the world.  This is always a feature of the Hegelian Dialectical process put into action by praxis, thus diaprax.  In order to form a new paradigm or worldview the leadership of these movements must vilify orthodox Biblical Christianity.

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by Sandy Simpson

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There are so many "Christian" leaders out there that teach delusional teachings.  These teaching are dangerous and can lead a person to shipwreck their faith.

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Heal Thyself!
by Sandy Simpson

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A good subtitle for this article might be "Practice What You Preach!"  There is no doubt that God can and does heal people today.  But the false doctrines of the Word-Faith Movement about "declaring" healing, "name-it-and-claim-it", etc. have been proven to be lies by the very people who sell this deceit.  If you don't know about where these famous "faith healers" go when they need healing, you may be surprised.  Why couldn't they heal themselves when they purported to be able to heal others by virtue of their superior faith?  What happened to the extraordinary faith they claimed to have, enough faith to heal and be healed?  Since they are the ones who taught that all you have to do is claim the healing that is in the Atonement (Is. 53:5) why did they not do so?  Don't their deaths prove that what they were preaching was a lie and pragmatic witchcraft rather than biblical relality?

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God�s Attitude toward the �Supreme Beings� of the Nations
by Sandy Simpson

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It is quite clear from Scripture that YHWH does NOT consider the �supreme beings� of the nations to be Himself, the One True God.  This is in opposition to the teachings of Don Richardson, Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss and many others promoting the World Christian Gathering of Indigenous People movement, Emergent Church and Liberal theologies.  I have proven this time and time again in my articles on the subject but I am going to consolidate the information from the Bible in this article by studying the false gods named in the Bible.  I am sure I will not be able to cover every instance of supreme beings mentioned in the Bible but I (1) want to deal with some of the major ones (2) show you where they are found in the Word, and (3) prove that they were the �supreme beings� of those nations named by the patriarchs, prophets and Apostles and that they were not monotheistic gods but polytheistic in the tradition of Babel where the false religion of polytheism first took root through the worship of Nimrod and Semiramis.

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You need to "nip it in the bud"!
by Sandy Simpson

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I am writing this article to address a subject that I have often observed.  It is the fact that if you do not get the leaven out of your church the leaven will become the leadership.The Bible teaches quite clearly that if you let the leaven in you will leaven the whole lump.

 Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough.

 We see this often in the case of many �Christian� movements that have allowed a small error to exist in their churches and have not dealt with those issues.  It then ends up metastasizing into worse and worse problems as time goes by. 

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The New Panentheistic "God" Of Christendom
by Sandy Simpson

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Now, I bet you read the title of this article and thought I had misspelled the word "pantheism".  Just so that those of you who write to me advising me of words I have misspelled in articles (and I do often) I want to tell you that I am using the term "panentheism" as coined by Karl C. F. Krause.  You can read more about this word and concept in an excellent book called "A Time Of Departing" by Ray Yungen.

There is a new "God" being promoted in the Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and Word of Faith movements whose teachers are regularly seen on TBN, Daystar, SkyAngel, CBN and other "Christian" TV networks.  Some of those teachers even have, what would be considered, a fairly typical statement of faith or doctrinal statement they endorse.  But by what they teach they end up promoting a false unbiblical view of God, especially through their actions and experiences.  The whole phenomenon of "slain in the spirit" and all the antics that go with it are brainwashing an entire generation of Christians to put their faith in another Jesus, another Spirit, another Gospel.  This new "Jesus" and "Holy Spirit" is clearly pantheistic or panentheistic in nature.  Though some of these teachers would claim to be believing in the God who is One God in Three Persons, by what they teach they deny the very revealed character of God from Scripture.

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What Should I Say?
by Sandy Simpson

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How do you answer an invitation to attend a meeting where you know nothing about the speaker or what will be done there? What happens if they want to announce the meeting at your church and invite everyone? What do you say to a person who tells you that you don�t have the Holy Spirit even though you are a Christian? What should you do if you think something is wrong, or your conscience is bothering you about something that was said or done?  The answer?

 Go to the Scriptures! 

The Bible has all the answers to your questions. This little booklet is an attempt to deal with a few of the typical statements you will hear from people who have become involved in the Third Wave revival movement. By �Third Wave� I am referring to teachers, �prophets� and any meeting associated with the Toronto �Blessing�, Brownsville Assemblies of God, Rodney Howard-Browne, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Rod Parsley, Marilyn Hickey, Joyce Meyers, Bethel Church, Lakeland and many others who appear on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and the 700 Club on TV. 

Hopefully the statements and answers in this booklet will set you off on an investigation of your own in the Word. If you need help, and you have access to the Internet, you can visit my web site called �Deception In The Church� that deals with these issues and has the articles mentioned in this booklet.

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Luring People To Destruction
By The Unscrupulous Use Of The "Gospel" Message
by Sandy Simpson

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    Phil. 1:14-18   Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.  It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.  The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,

If you see what I see in this passage, this argument cannot be used for people like Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and the hundreds, even thousands of Third Wave ministers today who are not merely envious and self ambitious, but are also teaching outright false doctrine. Paul was not talking about heretics in this statement, but "brothers in the Lord" who preach the Gospel with wrong motives. Third Wave teachers not only have wrong motives, they also have the wrong message.  This argument cannot be used for people like Hinn, even if they manage to preach enough of the "Gospel" for people to come to a saving knowledge of the Lord, because they are also teaching and practicing heresy.

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One of Satan�s Final Masquerades
by Sandy Simpson

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   2 Corinthians 11:14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

 Satan often disguises himself with the purpose of deceiving people.  One way in which I believe he is putting on a masquerade is by appearing as �Mary� to millions of people worldwide. 

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Attack Of The Enemy 
On The Churches
by Sandy Simpson

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So much heresy is entering the churches these days.  As you would suspect, sometimes it is due to a pastor attending a conference or reading a book and becoming diapraxed with unbiblical ideas.  He then starts to weave those ideas into his messages and begins to invite speakers to the church who expound on those ideas.  Then when confronted by someone in the church who has reservations about the new stuff being taught, they are told to not talk about it and just go along with the program.  If that person does not they are ostracized, slander behind their back, and often told to leave (which is what they should do in any case). 

But my observation is that it is not only the pastor who causes unbiblical changes to influence a church.  Often the pastor is blissfully unaware of influences coming into his church.  They often come in through (1) the worship team (2) women�s groups (3) bookstore (4) children�s programs (5) interdenominational prayer efforts and (6) relief and mission organizations.  If unchecked this type of infiltration is much more subtle and can become deeply rooted.

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Marks Of False Religion
by Sandy Simpson

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Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.

In context Paul is especially addressing, though perhaps not to the exclusion of other false religion, what had become the false religion of the Pharisees and Jewish leadership.  There were many Jewish so-called �Christians� making the rounds among the fledgling early churches who were trying to get the Gentiles to come under the Law from which Christ had purchased their freedom.  John Gill states this case well in his commentary.

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Universalism in the World 
has Permeated the Church
by Sandy Simpson

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The current fad of interfaith solidarity and unity is simply a thin guise of inclusivism, Universalism and pluralism. 

Universalism is defined by as: The doctrine that emphasizes the universal fatherhood of God and the final salvation of all souls. (Source) Universalism is a religion and theology that generally holds all persons and creatures are related to God or the divine and will be reconciled to God. (Source)

Pluralism is defined as: The doctrine that reality is composed of many ultimate substances.  � The belief that no single explanatory system or view of reality can account for all the phenomena of life. (American Heritage Dictionary, (Source)

Inclusivism is: "Inclusivism posits that even though the work of Christ is the only means of salvation, it does not follow that explicit knowledge of Christ is necessary in order for one to be saved. In contrast to pluralism, inclusivism agrees with exclusivism in affirming the particularity of salvation in Jesus Christ. But unlike exclusivism, inclusivism holds that an implicit faith response to general revelation can be salvific. God expects from man a response proportional to the light given. Saving faith is not characterized so much by its cognitive content as it is by its reverent quality." (Ken Keathley, None Dare Call It Treason:  Is an Inclusivist a Paul Revere or a Benedict Arnold? (Ken Keathley, Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, (Source)

We deal with these old heresies brought forward to modernity, these ideas that all men have have a relationship with God that will cause them to be able to avoid judgement in our book on the teachings of the World Gathering on Indigenous People movement called �Idolatry In Their Hearts�.  The idea that all men who worship a �god� are worshipping the true God, YHWH, has bubbled up to the very top of our societies and religions, and even Christendoom, and should sound a warning alarm to true Biblical Christianity.  Instead, as usual in our day, most Christians are asleep at the wheel while Universalists claim that you can pray to a �god� like Allah and be praying to the true Trinue God, YHWH. I also dealt with the fact that Allah is not YHWH, both in our book and in the article �Is Allah The Same As YHWH?�. 

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What We Need Is A Reverse Paradigm Shift!
by Sandy Simpson

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I'm going to warn you now.  I am going to let you in on some information tonight that is going to radically change your world view.  You are likely going to experience the beginnings of a reverse paradigm shift and after tonight there will be no way to go back the way you came.  You will be faced with choices that you may never have known you had.  You will be faced with a new way of looking at things that is going to cause you to rethink everything that is being taught in the Emerging Latter Rain churches.  It is going to be radical because the basis for this message doesn't come from Jesus Christ visiting my room last night bodily, but from His holy written Word.  So buckle down your seat belts, you're likely in for a bumpy ride!

    Matt. 7:15-23 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep�s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. "Not everyone who says to me, �Lord, Lord,� will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, �Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?� Then I will tell them plainly, �I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!�

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False Teachers Revisited
by Sandy Simpson

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I often receive requests to present updated false teachings and false prophecies by the myriad of heretics out there.  We do try to keep up with all the latest.  But I have to remind people that those we have exposed as false on our site have not repented of what they have already done in the past, which is why they are still on our site.  So what they are doing now has no relevance as to whether or not they are now to be considered a true Biblical teacher.  If and when they repent, that is renounce their false teachings and false prophecies, make restitution to those they have deceived, and begin to teach sound Biblical doctrine we will give you that information.  As of now NONE of the people we have exposed have repented of their Latter Rain, Word of Faith teachings, heretical practices or their false prophecies.  But in the interest of helping you to respond to a person who inquires by saying: "Those articles are old and you need newer materials" well, here is some newer stuff you can add to the pile.  For you and me this really makes no difference, but for those who are living in deception perhaps it might demolish one of their arguments against the truth. 

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Testing The Spirits 
by Sandy Simpson

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Sometimes I really wonder why someone who claims to be a Bible believing pastor, for instance, refuses to listen to the truth.  It frankly boggles my mind.  I don't know if it is as a result of the postmodern paradigm or just that they have no love of the truth left.  I don't know how that can happen in a truly regenerate person.  You would think that the Holy Spirit would confirm the truth to them, first in their conscience, and finally through the written Word.  But these days it is a miracle if it gets that far.  I don't know if their conscience has been so seared that they don't hear the Spirit or if they just don't want to know the truth because then they would be responsible for it.  I know that I cannot know their motives or the reasons why they reject truth and refuse to talk about false teaching, but I do know one thing: we are called as true believers to test the spirits.  We must do this even if the result is not to our liking or befuddles us as to the reasons.

    1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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Questions for Those Who Claim the "Supreme Beings"
Of the Nations Are the True God
by Sandy Simpson

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I have some questions for those of the World Christian Gathering of Indigenous People (WCGIP) adherents such as Don Richardson, Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss (deceased), Terry LeBlanc, Danny Lehman, Aloha Ke Akua, YWAM as well as many in the Emergent Church (EC) ... the questions arise from their claim that the "supreme beings" of the nations are all the True God, YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  You can read more on this subject in our book "Idolatry In Their Hearts" or in the WCGIP section of my site. My main question for them is this: When did ANY of the Patriarchs and Prophets in the Old Testament and the Apostles or Jesus Christ in the New Testament EVER claim that the "supreme beings" of the nations were Elohim/YHWH, the one True God?  Let's look at some examples in the form of questions and you can check out the source links as well.

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How To Discern, Test & Judge Rightly
by Sandy Simpson

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In running a web site with thousands of articles, 1-2 million hits per month from all over the world, and hundreds of e-mails per week, I have come to realize, with time, that there is a terrible problem in Christendom today. The problem stems from an existential subjective view of the world that has filtered into the church from secular society, but also from the teachings of heretical wolves who have taught an entire generation of churchgoers completely unbiblical methods of discernment or to get rid of any discernment altogether.

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We need a firm foundation to weather the storm of false ideas
by Sandy Simpson

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Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. (KJV)
Matthew 7:24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent word!
© 1787 Joseph Funk & Robert Keene

A house built on the rock will stand.  The Rock is God and in particular, Jesus Christ.  Therefore His written Word is the teachings of the His Holy Spirit and a Rock we can depend on.  Anyone who wants to prove anything theologically, historically, scientifically or anything else needs to start with correct information.  If you start with a faulty foundation, as you build your arguments, they begin to fall apart because they are not supported in God"s truth.  If you want to build on a firm foundation, you need to start the process by a careful study of God"s Word in context of the verse and according to the whole counsel of God"s Word.  The Bible is the best commentary on the Bible.

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Karma (by any other name)
by Sandy Simpson

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According to Wikipedia: 

"Karma means action, work or deed; it also refers to the principle of causality where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual.  Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering.  Karma is closely associated with the idea of rebirth in some schools of Asian religions.  In these schools, karma in the present affects one's future in the current life, as well as the nature and quality of future lives - or, one's samsara. With origins in ancient India, it is a key concept in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Shintoism, Ching Hai and others."(emphasis mine)

Mirram-Webster defines it this way:

the force created by a person's actions that is believed in Hinduism and Buddhism to determine what that person's next life will be like: the force created by a person's actions that some people believe causes good or bad things to happen to that person

Given the definitions of "karma" above, this same idea, usually without the reincarnation aspect in Christian circles, has been taught for decades in New Thought movements such as the Positive Thinking/Positive Confession teachings of Norman Vincent Peale & Robert Schuller, the Word of Faith ideas of Essex Kenyan, Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn, the mixture of Eastern Mysticism and Christianity by Korean false teachers such as the "force of faith" Paul Yongii Cho, and newer renditions and fusions by people like Joel Osteen, Joseph Prince, T.D. Jakes (recently agreeing with Oprah Winfrey who teaches karma on her WHO network), and others such as Ernest Angley, John Bevere, Markus Bishop, Juanita Bynum, Morris Cerullo, Kim Clement, Paul Crouch, Creflo Dollar, Jesse Duplantis, Marilyn Hickey, Brian Houston, Rodney Howard-Browne, Larry Huch, Bishop Eddie L. Long, Clarence McClendon, Joyce Meyer, Myles Munroe, Steve Munsey, Mike Murdock, Rod Parsley, Peter Popoff, Fred Price, Oral Roberts, R.W. Shambach, Robert Schuller, Karl Strader, Robert Tilton, Paula White, Ed Young and many others.

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His Name, The Only Name
by Sandy Simpson

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Zechariah 14:9 NIV The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.

 The reason I wrote this article based on Zech 14:9 is that I was reminded of how many so-called Christians, who are influential in the churches, are promoting the worship of God in the names of other gods.

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Replacement Theology On Steroids
by Sandy Simpson

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So, as you can see, the root of this teaching is that Israel no longer holds the distinction of being the tree from which the Root of David (Jesus-Rev. 5:5, 22:16) came.  They are no longer the "natural branches" (Israel-Rom. 11:21) on to which Gentile Christianity (the wild shoots-Rom. 11:17 or wild branches-Rom. 11:24) are grafted in (Rom. 11:17-24).  According to Replacement Theology, Christianity has now become its own branch apart from Israel (the natural branch) that produced the Root and all the promises of the Bible to Israel have been taken away from them and given to the Gentile Church.  This is why you hear so many false teachers taking verses out of context from the Old Testament and willy-nilly applying them to the Gentile Church.  This methodology has been going on for decades in liberal churches and has been popularized by many false teachers on TV. But the fact is that Replacement Theology is utter false doctrine.  It denies promises made to Israel, some of which have already been fulfilled and some which are yet to come to fruition. But when you add the fact that the Inclusivist WCGIP proponents are now saying that God planted hundreds of different trees, cultures all over the world, that are not connected to the natural branch, tree and Root, you have what can only be termed Replacement Theology on steroids!

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Those Who Do Not Lead Christians to Maturity
by Sandy Simpson

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The Scriptural definition of maturity is to learn to discern truth from error so that the Christian will no longer be double minded, blown about by every wind of teaching and by the schemes of crafty people.  But the problem today is that so few Christian teachers are feeding their flock's solid food.  They are serving up milk and, because of that, people are starving. Yet they often don't even know they have been on a starvation diet.  Amos 8:11 "The days are coming," declares the Sovereign Lord, "when I will send a famine through the land -  not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord."

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"... and all liars"
by Sandy Simpson

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Lying is a problem for all people (Ps. 116:11).  We are all sinners (Rom. 3:23).  Those of us who are Christians are "sinners saved by grace" (Eph. 2:8) indwelt by the Holy Spirit in our "new self" (Col. 3:10). But we still live in our "old self" which we must "put off" (Eph. 4:20-25) by taking up our cross daily and following Christ (Luke 9:23).  The difference between unbelievers and those who are truly born again is that believers no longer "practice sin" (1 John 3:9, see my Bible study on 1 John!)  They have the indwelling Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:11) who convicts them when they lie (John 16:8). True believers then repent (1 John 1:9) and go on to "practice righteousness" (1 John 2:29) with the Lord's help.  The unregenerate, the false brothers, or those who have fallen away (Gal. 5:4, Mark 4:17), practice lying.  They practice a lifestyle of lying because their consciences are seared (1 Tim. 4:2) and the Holy Spirit, when convicting them, cannot break through the hardness of their unrepentant hearts (Eph. 4:17-19, Heb. 3:13). 

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Four Books That the Enemy Has Used To Corrupt Christianity
by Sandy Simpson

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The four books that have changed the church by giving an introduction to the false teachings of the New Apostolic/Latter Rain (NAR), the Emerging Church/Contemplative/Catholic Mysticism (EC), pragmatic Church Growth (CG) methodologies of C. Peter Wagner, Robert Schuller and Peter Drucker, and the teachings of the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People (WCGIP) are as follows:

Surprised by the Power of the Spirit by Jack Deer, Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren & Etnerity In Their Hearts by Don Richardson.

 These four books were widely read by Christians from virtually every denominational background before their ramifications and the movements they would spawn were known.  They lay error alongside truth so were considered not to be a threat to churches.  Therefore these books then became part of the consciousness of many Christians and churches, thereby laying the basis for the introduction of the modern day false teachings of the NAR, EC, CG and WCGIP that have become part of the landscape of Christendom today. 

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Night Marchers and UFOs on the Big Island 
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

With the resurgence of the old religion of Hawaii and the continual invocation of Pelé and other "deities" for years in the secular culture and even in churches with regards to worshipping 'Io, is it any wonder that those beings are beginning to manifest again?  In a story called "Night Marchers" on the Kawaihae site and in a YouTube video on the same subject, eyewitnesses claim all kinds of sightings that they think are the warriors, ancestors and demi-gods of Hawaii coming back.  Interestingly the first book the Hawaiian Heritage site recommends in its "Suggested Reading" list is "Perpetuated in Righteousness" by Daniel Kikawa that we reviewed in our book "Idolatry In Their Hearts" by Sandy Simpson and Mike Oppenheimer. Since Kikawa claims that 'Io is the True God and one that the Hawaiians worshipped in secret, we have to wonder if Kikawa also thinks 'Io is showing up in these night marches? Since YWAM, Aloha Ke Akua and Hilo New Hope participated in worshipping 'Io at the "edge of Hale-ma'uma'u Crater" it sounds like they have all been inviting the old "gods" to return to Hawaii. 

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"They Will Believe
The Lie"
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

I am doing a Bible study right now on what I would call "renewing our minds".  It is based on this verse:

Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.

The only way to renew our minds is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, confess our sins, and be saved, then to study the written Word and allow the indwelling Holy Spirit to teach us.  Our minds are corrupted by virtue of the sin nature and what we have learned in life because our filters are off. I gave an illustration of straining coconut to make coconut milk.  If you use a 1 inch screen everything will pass through.  Even if you use a quarter inch screen you will get mostly coconut meat in your milk.  You have to use a fine screen in order to separate the milk from the leftover.  Our filters are off and the first thing God begins to do is correct our worldview, because if your worldview is off you will not understand God's reality.  We need to learn to see things from His perspective.  This is why I started this study by going back to an original problem.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

This has always been an interesting passage to me for a few different reasons.  What is "the lie" that is talked about here in verse 9 and 11?  What are the ways that "wickedness deceives those who are perishing" and how long has this been going on or does this only begin to happen at the coming of the lawless one?  In what way does "the lie" cause those who do not believe the truth to "delight in wickedness"?

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The First Nations Movement
Deceiving The Nations!
4-DVD Series

Critical Missiological Issue!

The "Indigenous People's" (IPM) or "First Nations" movement is an unbiblical movement teaching heresies and doctrines of demons. It is being spread worldwide by YWAM, Don Richardson, John Dawson, Richard Twiss, Terry LeBlanc, Daniel Kikawa and many other adherents.  The IPM or World Christian Gathering On Indigenous People is full of the false teachings of the Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), Word-Faith, Dominionism, Latter Rain and many other false theological systems.  But it does have it's own distinctives that are driven by the works of Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss, and Don Richardson in particular.  They are teaching Christians to "redeem" their cultures by worshipping their former gods, pretending they are YHWH.

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The First Nations Movement 4-DVD Set

The First Nations Movement DVD 1
(1) Perpetuating Nations' Myths - Mike Oppenheimer
(2) 11 Reasons To Reject This Movement, Part 1 - Sandy Simpson
The First Nations Movement DVD 2
(1) The Fingerprints Of God? - Mike Oppenheimer
(2) 11 Reasons To Reject This Movement, Part 2 - Sandy Simpson
The First Nations Movement DVD 3
(1) The New Indigenous "Christian" Religion - Sandy Simpson
(2) Did God Put Eternity In Their Hearts? - Sandy Simpson
(3) The Missionaries Brought A Foreign God - Sandy Simpson
(4) Catholic Syncretism - Sandy Simpson
The First Nations Movement DVD 4
(1) "Monotheism" In Ancient Cultures - Sandy Simpson
(2) The History Of The Knowledge Of God - Sandy Simpson

"Christians" Who Try To Poke Holes In Sola Scriptura
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article: "Christians" Who Try To Poke Holes In Sola Scriptura

There are a number of the leadership of the Emerging Church (EC) who do not believe that the Bible is the highest authority for the Christian faith.  Most do not believe that the Bible is inerrant in the original manuscripts and many do not acknowledge that the Bible is our highest revelation.  Yet this is a core doctrine over which true believers and false brethren must separate. Those who try to poke holes in Sola Scriptura make excuses like (1) we need to reinterpret the Bible through the lens of postmodern culture and religion (2) the Bible never uses the words "Sola Scriptura" therefore it is not a Biblical concept (3) there is new revelation for the church through the Holy Spirit apart from what is written and the precepts of the Bible and (4) the Bible just doesn't address our postmodern situation therefore we cannot rely on it for the truth and answers for our problems today.  I will prove that all the above arguments, and more, from EC leaders and others is exactly what they are teaching.  I will give you quotes from their teachings, videos and books. The postmodern church and its "movements" are abandoning Sola Scriptura in their rush to be like the Roman Catholic Church, which takes its authority from a mix of Scripture and tradition.

"As a result the Church, to whom the transmission and interpretation of Revelation is entrusted, "does not derive her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honored with EQUAL sentiments of devotion and reverence." (Roman Catholic Catechism, Given October 11, 1992, the thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, in the fourteenth year of my Pontificate. Page 31).

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Updated DVD!
The Question Of Dominion
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article: The Question Of Dominion.

I am writing this article as an apologetic against the Third Wave, Latter Rain, Word of Faith and Reformed Theology teachings that the Church is to rise up and take over the systems of government, businesses and every other aspect of life. "See, the problem is, is that Satan has had too much of his way in our society because he has a government! And the only way to overthrow a government is with a government.  It won't happen otherwise.  So therefore the government of the church has to get into place in the extended church just like we do have it very well in place, we haven't reached our goal yet ..."  (Transcript of C. Peter Wagner, Arise Prophetic Conference, Gateway Church, San Jose, CA, 10-10-2004) Wagner has substituted the "government of the church" for the coming government of Jesus Christ in the Millennial Kingdom.  Wagner is "Kingdom Now" while the Bible teaches "Kingdom Come". What I wanted to do with this article is put the issue of dominion to rest by studying the definition the Bible gives to dominion and ruling authority.  When we look at the subject we can easily ascertain what is going on today and what God requires of the Church. 

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Shepherd Or Hireling?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on the article: "Shepherd Or Hireling?"

The Bible lays out the definitions of both an overseer (under shepherd) and a hireling.  John 10:11-13  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. (KJV)  1 Tim. 3:1-3   Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. (NIV)  Titus 1:7-13  Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be blameless, not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group. They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach - and that for the sake of dishonest gain. Even one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons." This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith. (NIV) A hireling does not really care about being a watchman, but is more concerned with protecting his reputation, position and income.  A true watchman will guard the flock against wolves from within (Acts 20:30) and without (Acts 20:29) no matter the cost to his reputation, position or income. Following is a little quiz you can take to see if you are a true Biblical under shepherd as a leader in your church, are becoming a hireling, or are one now. 

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Testing Music In The Church
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on these articles: Testing Music In The Church, Testing Music In The Church-Part 2, and Worship Song Ratings.

Too many churches today are allowing music to be used in their services that is not glorifying to the Lord and can actually be a hindrance to the teaching of sound doctrine. Pastors and leaders should be using their leadership role to test what is being played and sung in their churches. Though some are quick to test preaching and teaching from their pulpits, many ignore the music being used in the same services. This is a tragic mistake. Music is a powerful medium. It is something that effects deeply the body, mind and emotions. It is a proven fact that music often stays with a person far longer than what is taught or preached. Songs roam around in our heads, especially if the melody appeals to us. What is often overlooked is the serious impression music makes on people, and the teaching they are getting over and over again as they allow the song to repeat in their minds and on their lips. Music teaches things much more subtly yet sometimes far more effectively. That's why the lyrical content of music in the church, as well as its effect on the spiritual lives of those who perform and listen, should be vigorously examined by the leaders of the church.  This is a 2-DVD set.

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Examine Yourselves & Hold On!
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on the articles "Examine Yourself To See If You Are In The Faith" and "Hold On!"

2 Cor. 13:5  Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves.
Do you not realise that Christ Jesus is in you - unless, of course, you fail the test?

People who call themselves followers of Christ or "Christians" and claim they are born again must believe certain things.  If they do not then they fail the test of faith.  They can claim they are born again all they want and "once saved, always saved" but if they fail the test of faith there is no eternal security.  Only God knows who will be saved, from beginning to end, because of His foreknowledge and omniscience (Rom. 8:29, 1 Pet. 1:2).  God did not make an arbitrary judgment about who would be saved and who would not.  His Spirit is given to those He foreknew, when convicted of sin by His Holy Spirit, would choose to believe and commit themselves to Jesus Christ.  We are not God and we do not have His omniscience.  Therefore, according to Paul, we must be sure our belief system is in the right place once our eyes have been opened to the Truth.  I am not saying we do not have assurance of salvation, but our assurance comes not only because of His Atonement and promises of salvation but from our continuing in the Faith, which is always the Biblical criteria. Those who would be Bible teachers must teach according to the whole counsel of God's Word.  Let me be clear. There is only one way to salvation.  That is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.  I will deal with a few of those issues following, but it is important to recognize that being saved is not just a matter of believing that Jesus lived, or that He was a man, or simply giving mental ascent to His existence in whatever form.

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"Blasphemizing" The Bible
by Sandy Simpson

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 did "not know God".

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Resources For Pastors
"Good English Bible Translations"
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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Kingdom Now or Kingdom Come?
by Sandy Simpson

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There are two kingdoms being taught in many churches today. Teaching about one of the kingdoms is on the decline while the other is being promoted all over the place.  I am warning Christians that they need to check out who is using the word "kingdom", the books they have been reading and recommend on building "the kingdom", the people they have been hanging out with at conferences, and what they mean by "the kingdom".

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by Sandy Simpson

Bible studies in Galatians, Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Jude with a focus on applying timeless discernment priciples to our modern times.

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Companion CD!
by Sandy Simpson
Contains the PDF text to the book BIBLE STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT plus extra studies by Sandy & Juanita Simpson covering many issues of apologetics and discernment.

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A Whole Lot Of Wishful Thinking These Days!
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD series is a teaching based on this article.

In this DVD series I want to detail a number of beliefs people have these days that have no basis in Scripture.  I am going to roam all over the map, so to speak, and try to give fairly short answers on a number of topics and also give you useful links to articles that will help you deal with any particular issue.  It is truly amazing how many false ideas people cling to without giving a thought to what the Bible has to say on the subject.

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Signs Of Apostasy In The Churches In The End Times
by Sandy Simpson

This 2-DVD series is a teaching based on this article.

There are many signs of the great Apostasy, or falling away (2 Thes. 2:3) indicating we are living in the end times (Mt. 24: 3-14)  I am going to go through some indications of the Apostasy in the churches as a follow up to the signs of the times in the world.

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The Responsibilities of a
Good Shepherd
by Sandy Simpson
This CD is a message based on this article.

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What's Up With Christian Bookstores?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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The ElijahList
The biggest promoter of false prophecies in cyberspace!
by Sandy Simpson

This 2-DVD set is a message based on this article.

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The ElijahList
The biggest promoter of false prophecies in cyberspace!
by Sandy Simpson

This 2-DVD set is a message based on this article.

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The Extreme Prophetic
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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Emerging Church CD & Free DVD
All the links to resources and articles we have on the Emerging Church on one CD.
by Sandy Simpson

(The Emerging Church only is downloadable!)
When you purchase the "Resource Tools - Emerging Church" CD for $10. plus s/h you will also receive a brand new free DVD called "The Emerging Church" that features Gary Gilley, Ray Yungen, Joanna Michaelson, Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson.

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From Church To Emerging Church DVD Series
by Sandy Simpson
The issue of the Emerging Church and it's introduction into many churches and mission organizations has reached a critical point.  Many do not undersand what is being leavened into churches by the EC leadership.  Many would be shocked to know their belief systems involve Universalism, New Age, defense of postmodernism, Interfaithism, and many other false doctrines.  In order to reach out to this generation the EC leadership is proposing a whole new "map" to deal with what they perceive is a lack of understanding on the part of the churches on how to communicate.  EC proponants believe the "scripture" for today is evolving and must change in order to reach postmoderns.

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Idolatry In Their Hearts
Landmark Book!
by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer
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 false teachings of The New Apostolic Reformation regarding missiological methods as being carried out by many agencies including the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People, YWAM, and many Bible societies.

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The New Apostolic Reformation - What is it and where is it going?
Every Pastor Needs This!
by Bill Randles, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Jacob Prasch, Mike Oppenheimer, Orrel Steinkamp, Gary Gilley, Dave Hunt, Sandy Simpson and others.
This is a 6-DVD expose of  the NAR and it's leadership of C. Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, Chuck Peirce, Dutch Sheets, Bill Hamon, Jack Deere and others.

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Lessons In Forgiveness
Great Study!
by Sandy Simpson

Through the years I have been presented with many opportunities to forgive. Sometimes the situation was so severe that it took me some time to forgive and start the process of healing for myself, and eventually for others. I learned that a Christian needs to forgive other people even if they have not repented of their sins. That can be really hard if we let it be hard. But if we give our burdens over to the Lord, He will carry them and that frees us up to treat other people with love, compassion, and be in the right frame of mind and heart to set them up for reconciliation with Jesus Christ. That does not mean we tolerate their sin. We simply forgive them for what they have done to us, whether perceived or real, and move on to looking for ways to redeem them. We can then present to them the "truth in love" even when we have to rebuke them.

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Finish The Race!
Go On To Maturity!
by Sandy Simpson

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).

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The New Apostolic Reformation - What is it and where is it going?
Companion Book!
by Sandy Simpson

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
by Sandy Simpson

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!
by Sandy Simpson

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 book is for you!

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DVD Study Series!
by Sandy Simpson
is taken from the book but includes a lot of footage of false teachers and false prophets. It covers the core doctrines, how we can use them to test, and examples on the DVD that can be paused for discussion.  Also includes a teacher guide and links to resources on the web.  This 3-DVD series is available now!

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Important Video Information
On Benny Hinn!

by Sandy Simpson, Mike Oppenheimer & Jacob Prasch
features 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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Discernment Conference
Featuring Bill Randles, Gary Gilley
& Ray Yungen
3-DVD Set

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Featuring Dave Hunt, Duane Magnani, Mike Oppenheimer, Jacob Prasch, Jewel Grewe & Bill Randles
6-DVD Set & 2-VHS Sets

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Highly Recommended!
by Mike Oppenheimer
What is Christianity? What significance does the cross have? Are there teachings that can wreck our faith? We live in an age unlike any other in the history of man. To follow the Lord among the unique challenges we must understand Scripture and live by it. Available for $20- includes shipping.  Apologetics Coordination Team HIGHLY recommends this book.  It deals with many crucial issues for the Church today.

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Articles on Ecumenism and interfaith "unity". 

(1) The "Evangelicals and Catholics Together" Document
"A formal declaration boldly documents the Evangelical and Catholic commitment to work together to evangelize and bring about social reform in the world. The Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium has, in effect, laid the groundwork for Evangelicals to set aside their distinctive doctrines and unite with the Catholic Church and other religions which are coming together by 2000 A.D."  Also read the article "The Evangelical Seduction" by T.A. McMahon.

(3) Billy Graham Interview With Robert Schuller by Joseph R. Chambers, D.D., 1998
This unfortunate interview was conducted by Rev. Robert Schuller in 1997.  For a copy of the video tape this interview came from,  call Robert Schuller Today at 1-800-9POWER9, and order the $20 video tape of the May 31, 1997 (Program #1426) Hour of Power TV broadcast message titled, "Say 'Yes' To Possibility Thinking."  Please note that the corresponding $5 audio tape DOES NOT contain the interview with Billy Graham - i.e., you really have to cough up the $20 if you want to see this evidence that one of the men God has used to bring countless millions to salvation has now given in to the spirit of the age, the spirit of false unity called Ecumenism and Inter-Faith.  We must pray for people like Billy Graham, whom God has used in the past to preach the message of the gospel, but is now old and is apparently being misled by people who are wolves in sheep's clothing.  We do not agree with Graham's stance on ecumenism nor do we endorse his practice of sending new believers back to apostate churches.  For more evidence that Billy Graham is either losing his critical faculties or is just plain deceived, read Billy Graham's Disobedience To The Word Of God. For his ecumenical view of RCC, read Billy Graham & His Bible.  For other quotes from crusades and articles, read Billy Graham - The Facts.

(4) Luis Palau by Biblical Discernment Ministries, 1998
Like some other well known evangelists, pastors and teachers, Luis Palau has been slipping further and further into ecumenicalism -- unity for unity's sake.  How could this happen to a man whom God has used to preach the gospel to millions of people?  This article details that slide and is a vivid reminder that just because a Christian with the gift of evangelism is famous does not mean Christians should stand for unsound doctrine that is preached or practiced by that person.  It takes more to preach the gospel than to simply declare a formula on how to be saved.  It looks to us as though Palau is watering down the gospel message; making overtures to a number of apostate churches, sending people back to them after they allegedly make a decision to follow Christ; and joining organizations with doctrinal stands that are against Scripture.  Luis Palau is perhaps one of the greatest communicators of our age.  Although this article tends to nitpick at some issues that are secondary, in our opinion, it does highlight the fact that Christians need to be very discerning about advising non-believers to go to a crusade where new believers are sent back to apostate churches such as the Roman Catholic Church or Third Wave churches that have been spawned from such movements as the Toronto "Blessing" or Brownsville A/G to be discipled with unbiblical doctrines and practices. 

(5) Schuller Meets With Cho And Pope by The Calvary Contender, 1998
Things are really gearing up for the Jubilee 2000 celebration around the world.  All the "biggies" will apparently be there to "ride the beast". 

(6) Ecumenism - Where Do You Draw The Line? by Sandy Simpson, 1998
"This is a short essay to illustrate just how unbiblical, subjective and relativistic Ecumenism really is.  Ecumenism starts innocently enough. Is begins with a tolerant perspective of other denominations.  Then it moves on to cults.  Finally it ends in an acceptance of other religions, evolving into what is called "Inter-Faith".

(7) Let No One Deceive You With Ecumenical Evangelism by Mike Gendron, 1998
"As we approach the new millennium, we are witnessing the greatest push toward ecumenical unity the world has ever seen. Under the banner of AD 2000 all professing Christians are urged to join hands to fulfill the Great Commission before the year 2000. This pronounced urgency for ecumenical evangelism is an attempt to provide Jesus a wonderful 2000th birthday present when He returns. The movement  has easily captured the fancy of many Christians.  However, the proposal for all Christians to forget their differences and unite for the purpose of evangelizing the world, completely ignores the fact that Roman Catholic, Orthodox and many Protestant churches preach a false gospel that denies the sufficiency of Jesus Christ and His finished work of redemption. A key to the success of this effort to unite has been a commitment to "tolerate one another's beliefs and just love Jesus." Overlooked in their zeal is the fact that if they all loved the same "Jesus" they would not tolerate a compromised gospel."

(8) Promise Keepers
We can no longer support Promise Keepers because of many problems with doctrines that are taught, the background, teachings and guiding force behind the movement (Vineyard, Latter Rain, Joel's Army), their compromised doctrinal statement, and especially their ecumenical goals.  Here is an article that has many quotes from leaders of this organization providing ample proof that they are ecumenical and aberrant, if not heretical in doctrine.  This long article details a lot of what has been taught by Promise Keepers. 

(9) Promise Keepers Changes Doctrinal Statement To Appease Catholics by David W. Cloud, 1997 
"When Promise Keepers first published its brief statement of faith, it did not include the phrase "by faith alone." It was added because of the outcry of those who protested that the absence of this phrase leaves room for false gospels which mix grace and works, faith and sacraments. You see, false gospelers do not deny that salvation is by faith and by grace. What they deny is that it is by grace ALONE through faith ALONE without works and sacraments of any sort. Now we see that Promise Keepers has again modified its statement to remove "by faith alone" to please the Catholic leaders with whom they are fellowshipping. Promise Keepers vice president, Paul Edwards, tells us that PK's doctrinal statement is "dynamic" and "open to change." This is typical of those with an ecumenical agenda. They claim that sound doctrine is precious to them, but in practice they are incredibly flexible and nonchalant about the most foundational of doctrines."

(10) Promise Keepers Woos Catholics by Jim Kirksey, Denver Post Staff Writer, 1998 
"Bill McCartney and his Promise Keepers were embraced by the Denver Catholic Archdiocese ... at a gathering of more than 250 men, and a handful of women, at the John Paul II Center in south Denver. "

(11) Who Is God by Luis Palau, 1997
Here is a "Luis Palau Responds" article that seems odd to us.  See if you agree with this sentence taken from the article: "The bottom line is you can be any religion you want to be, as long as what you believe about God corresponds to reality."  Is this really true?  How can a person find Jesus Christ as a Buddhist, as Palau indicates?  How can a person find salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone in the Roman Catholic church?  How can a person be of ANY religion other than true Christianity, even Judaism, and not acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the Messiah?  How does Luis Palau think God views worshipping Him while continuing to worship other gods?  No other "religions" own God at all.  No religion does.  But only Judaism and Christianity worship YHWH.  Other religions worship demons.  God has revealed Himself to this age through His Only Son, Jesus Christ who is made evident through the body of Christ, the Christian church.  You cannot exclude the body of Christ or the Scriptures from the process of coming to the full knowledge of God.  It is impossible.  These statements by Luis Palau indicate just how far he has slid into ecumencalism and interfaith compromise. (Original location of this file was at: but it has since been taken off the web.) 

(12) Pacific Revival Center - Wolves Among The Flock by Deception In The Church, 1998 
"There is a church that is trying desperately to ingratiate itself with the rest of the body of Christ on Guam.  This article is a warning that they are hiding behind the fact that they "went out from us" long ago (1 Jn. 2:19).  The church is affiliated with the UPCI (United Pentecostal Church International).  It has recently changed its name to Pacific Revival Center.  They have managed to get their church prominently displayed in the Pacific Daily News in the Lifestyle section, have advertised "miracle" and "revival" meetings at which unseemly pleas for money were made, and have started a semi-regular "Worship & Praise" event that they are inviting all churches on Guam to participate in."

(13) The Dangers Of The Alpha Course by Deception In The Church, 1998 
"The Alpha Course, though teaching some truth, also lays truth alongside error.  The wooing of people using the gospel message, only to later enslave them in ritualism, works salvation, and occult manifestations is one of the great deceptions of our time.  One of the cleverest ploys of the enemy in our day is to allow "unprincipled" men to use the salvation message as an enticement to unsuspecting and untrained people, while they secretly introduce false doctrine, thereby giving "the devil a foothold" for fleshly manifestations and temptations in their lives.  The men who designed this course are laying error alongside truth, introducing error secretly ("pareisaxousinin" in Greek) the result of which will ruin the faith of the believer in the end.  The Bible says of this process: "But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves." (2 Pet. 2:1) Beware of the Alpha Course!" Read this article also by Chris Hand. 

(14) Assemblies Of God & World Council Of Churches Together by Ecumenical News International, 1998
A recent Ecumenical News report mentioned that a World Council of Churches "continuation committee" included a "respected Pentecostal representative" from the Assemblies of God and a representative from the Roman Catholic Church. (9/21/98) The committee's objective is to form a global ecumenical forum.

(15) March For Jesus - What Do They THINK They Are Doing? by Peter Glover, 1998
A neo-evangelical global movement based on a theological lie.

(16) Rick Joyner, Paul Cain, Knights Of Malta, And Saddam Hussein by Paw Creek Ministries, 1998
"Something breathtaking is happening among key Charismatics (Third Wavers) like Rick Joyner and Paul Cain.  Rick Joyner recently announced that he was knighted by the Knights Of Malta.  Apparently, Paul Cain had already been knighted or was knighted at the same time." For a follow-up on this story, check this out!

(17) Pope John Paul II Receives The Mark of "Aarti", A Prayer To The Hindu Goddess Durga
This is a photo of the pope receiving the mark of a prayer "aarti" to the Hindu female goddess Durga by a professing Christian Hindu woman. By the time this photo was taken, however, the pope had already been involved in a number of pagan rituals on his trip to India in 1986, including taking the mark of Shiva.  Here is the documented quote: "Still at Madras on February 5, 1986, 'A sugarcane, fashioned into the form of a cross, signifying a Hindu offering to a carnal god, was brought into the presence of the Pope. A little later, during the offertory procession, a coconut was carried to the altar, a typical Hindu offering, which they offer to their idols. Finally, a man placed sacred ashes on his forehead. IT WAS NOT A MATTER OF TILAC BUT OF SACRED ASHES OR VIBHUTI. (*164) THREE DAYS EARLIER, ON FEBRUARY 2, HE HAD RECEIVED ON HIS FOREHEAD THE TILAC OR TIKA, THE RED POWDERY PASTE OF THE HINDUS, THE SIGN OF THE ADORERS OF SHIVA. (*165) *164 �Msgr.� Lefebvre, op. cit. p.177. *165 La Croix of February 6, and 'I' Express' of February 7/13, 1986, with photo."  The Catholic objections to this photo, and their deceptive tactics to try to hide what the pope did on the web, have unearthed even further evidence of the interfaith dabbling with demons by the papacy. 

(18) Some Scandalous Photographs of John Paul II
More photos of compromising situations where the Pope is seen in a display of interfaith "unity" with those outside of what would be considered "Christian" circles.  But, as you can clearly see, we are not talking about a Christian organization when we talk about the Vatican.  We are talking about an apostate cultic version of "Christianity" that is trying desperately to position itself to ride the coming U.N. global government. 

(19) Preach That Gospel, John Paul II!
Here's a lesson on how to win friends and influence people.  Don't preach that Jesus Christ is the only Way, Truth and Life but entice people with the concept of a female deity!  I'm sure this went over well with the Hindus in attendance from Bombay.  What better way to use every opportunity we have to witness for Christ!  This article was taken directly from the official Vatican site at and is an official documentation of a "General Audience" with the Pope. 

(20) Evangelical Leaders Participate In Papal Mass by David Cloud, 1998 
"Pat Robertson and Bill Bright participated in a papal mass in New York's Central Park during John Paul II's October visit to the United States. According to the Religious News Service, Pat Robertson marched at the head of an ecumenical procession (which included Bright) to the papal altar and was seated with Protestant, Orthodox and other Christian leaders. Robertson is the Charismatic head of the 700 Club and Bright is the head of Campus Crusade for Christ."

(21) The Significance Of Filled Stadiums by Ed Tarkowski, 1996 
"What makes this unity dangerous is this: (a) Doctrinal differences are being set aside in order to tear down denominational walls for the sake of demonstrating what is being called biblical unity.  (b) This is the door through which Latter Rain "manifestations" of "glory" enter! "

(22) Paul Cain/Rick Joyner - Preparing For The New World Order by Paw Creek Ministries, 1999 
"Key Charismatics, such as Rick Joyner, Paul Cain, and others are helping to prepare for the New World Order."

(23) Latter Rain And Promise Keepers by John Yonge, 1999 
"After joining the Kansas City crew, Cain prophesied that stadiums the world over will be filled with Christians enroute to building the "army" and taking the world for Christ. And wouldn't you know it that shortly afterwards, the leader of Promise Keepers, Bill McCartney, who is a Latter Rainist from the Vineyard church in Boulder, Colorado, started filling stadiums with Christian men from all denominations."

(24) The Alpha Course - Final Answer Or Fatal Attraction? by G. Richard Fisher, 1999 
"When the April 27, 1998, edition of Christianity Today magazine ran a full-page advertisement promoting a new line of resources by the respected Christian publisher, David C. Cook Communications, how could one doubt the trustworthiness of such materials? If along with that, they were endorsed in that same promotion by J.I. Packer, Alister McGrath, Luis Palau and Leighton Ford, how could one hesitate even for a moment � how could one resist? Surely this is a bandwagon worthy of a ride. The Alpha program sounds like a great idea. After all, with such heavyweights backing it and a program to facilitate an introduction to the Christian faith (with weekend retreats and group discussions) it has to be good � or does it? If nothing else, one must admit that Alpha is packaged impressively for maximum sales. Popularity does not mean that something is true. If it did, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny would be real entities. Popularity does not automatically equal truth nor can it create truth."

(25) A Study On ECT I With Commentary by Rev. Jerry Moser, 1999 
The entire text of ECT I with commentary is presented here. 

(26) ECT II Commentary by Rev. Jerry Moser, 1999 
Commentary on ECT II. 

(27) The "Evangelical Celebration" Document by Rev. Jerry Moser, 1999 
"It must be questioned by serious Bible believers whether drafting yet another document is the biblical way to address compromise in presenting the Gospel--since following the biblical method is as essential as the Gospel itself. The Apostle Paul�s method in defending the Gospel is like that of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. It is to lay a charge against those who teach false doctrine, and in so doing to glorify the Father. After the Apostle pronounces the judgment of God on those who continued in a false gospel, he explained his guideline for doing so, "For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ." (Galatians 1:10)  Four of the endorsers of ECT II were involved in the actual drafting of this present document. They are J. I. Packer, Timothy George, Thomas Oden, and John Woodbridge. Leading Evangelicals together with these four men have drafted and published EC. It is of the utmost importance to ask if these four signatories to ECT II--men who now have been included as drafters of EC--have repented both privately and publicly of what they had previously signed? If so, to whom was the statement made and where may their public repentance statement be found? Have they formally responded to the resolution passed at the 1999 Ex-Catholics for Christ (ECFC) conference which called for them to "publicly renounce the ECT accords and ask the church at large for forgiveness for their past participation in these accords?"

(28) Tony Campolo - Interfaith ... Here We Come! by Andy Neckar, CNV News Service, 1999 
"On a recent edition of CNN's Crossfire, Tony Campolo refused to say Jesus is the only way to heaven. The panel was discussing events at the Southern Baptist Convention in Atlanta. Campolo would not answer the question directly but said, "The Apostle Paul says that there are people who have light that is not Christian light, and they will be judged on that basis." Also, read this article called "Tony Campolo - Shedding Light Or Spreading Leaven?" by Cecil Andrews, "Take Heed" Ministries 

(29) The Alpha Course by Neil Richardson in Vanguard Magazine, 1998 
"My purpose is that you may see what Nicky Gumbel stands for (in my view one of the four most influential figures on the British religious scene, the others being George Carey [CoE], Basil Hume [Catholic] and Clive Calver [EA]), and that you may welcome his Biblical ideas, and question those which could be of human origin."

"A Tale Of Two Cities" Part 1 - Rome
"A Tale Of Two Cities" Part 2 - Toronto

(30) Dialectic, Praxis And The Alpha Course by Wendy Howard...Editor of Despatch Magazine, 1998 
"Alpha is being used as a weapon against Christianity, yet the people of Christendom, at the end of this millennium, are overwhelmingly deceived by this cunning program! Where will you stand reader, with God's Word and its fearless proclamation, or with those who walk in darkness? [I John 1: 5-7]."

(31) The Alpha Course - Friend Or Foe? by Wendy Howard...Editor of Despatch Magazine, 1998 
Article on "Information gathered  from �The Alpha Conference�  held at  St. Matthews, Sherwood  Anglican Church  Brisbane, Q�ld.,   Australia. 1998."

(32) The Cell Church Model - Alpha Course Lite? by Sandy Simpson, 1999 
"The cell group model out of Singapore is Alpha Course Lite!  It is simply another front for the Third Wave, another way to seduce churches, looking for a more personal approach, to be more like the house churches of the first century ... and to subtly introduce heresy.  Remember the M.O. of false teachers: 2 Pet. 2:1  But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves."

(33) Alpha - The Last Word In Evangelism? by Chris Hand, 1998 
"Many people claim to have been helped through going on the Alpha course and believe it has brought them an understanding of God and how to respond to Him.  Testimonies and accounts of wonderful things that have happened to individuals abound.  In the light of all this, surely there cannot be anything wrong with it?  With so many in today's society gripped by materialism and atheism, can Alpha be anything other than a good thing?  As young people become hopelessly enmeshed in a godless culture, should we not applaud the efforts of Alpha and help make it a success? We wished that the answers to these questions could be an emphatic 'Yes'. But closer examination of Alpha prevents such a clean bill of health being given to it.  Why this concern?  There are six vital reasons we would like to bring to your attention."

(34) Contending Earnestly For The Faith - Volume 5, Issue 2 by Philip L. Powell, Christian Witness Ministries, 9/99 Articles on ecumenism, Rodney Howard-Browne in New York, Benny Hinn, and White Cane Religion by Steve Hill.  To read this .pdf file you will need Adobe Acrobat.  You can also visit the CWM web site at:

(35) Houses Built Upon The Sand - A Biblical Examination Of The Lighthouse Movement by Delusion & Apostasy Watch News, 9/25/99 
There are a few interesting facts in this series of articles.  First, there is a list of the current participating church denominations and parachurch organizations who have already covenanted with Lighthouse.  Second, we find out that Lighthouse is attempting to sign up and collect personal information into a very large computer database on all its members and churches.  Third, we can see looming behind this veiled attempt at evangelism an agenda leading many into the apostate Third Wave and ultimately to the "woman who rides the beast".  The people behind this organization, such as C. Peter Wagner and Edwardo Silvoso are, on the one hand, at the forefront of promoting and organizing the "New Apostolic Reformation" where they are attempting to build a new foundation for the "church", and on the other attempting to implement this Lighthouse scheme that is supposed to benefit the cause of Christ.  After reading this information it becomes clear what true believers and the true Body of Christ ought to do ... (1) stay out of this organization (2) do not submit your information to this database (3)  remain in your local church in the area the Lord has called you to (4) continue to do the work of preaching the gospel and taking care of the less fortunate without the assistance and materials of programs like these (5) and avoid any association with these people or any events they promote. 

(36) The World Christian Movement - Evangelism Vs. Evangelization by Albert James Dager, Media Spotlight, Volume 22 - Number 1 (Summer 1999) 
"The Lord's prophecy concerning the greatest end-time deception should warn us that things are not always as they seem. For a deception to be so seductive that even the very elect would take pause to wonder if it is of God, it would have to have all the earmarks of a true work of God. That means it would come in the name of Jesus, it would have a great deal of solid biblical truth, it would affirm the Gospel, and it would be a "good work." And signs and wonders would accompany it. Those who might recognize and expose the deception would be looked upon as divisive, hateful and deceived themselves. For the most part, the churches would go along with the deception."  Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Part 4 is actually a seperate article on Dominion Theology. 

(37) Vatican Hosts International Meeting On Inter-Religions Dialogue Weekend News Today by Andra Brack, Source: ArabicNews, 10/17/99 
"The encounter, to be attended by more than 200 representatives of 50 countries, seeks to "consolidate inter-religions dialogue for a future of peace and solidarity among all humankind," the organizers said."

(38) Cell Churches alias Life groups (cells), Cell groups, Neighborhood Groups, Oikos (household), Basic Christian Communities, Shepherd groups etc., by Jo Gardner, Adullam News No. 7, Feb. 97 
"Just what we wanted! What a wonderful idea! recognition of house fellowships as churches! But wait! Jesus does say that �where two or three come together in my Name, there am I in the midst�  Matthew 8:20. Such a group IS a church in action, perhaps more so than some Sunday services. It has the imprimatur of Christ Himself."

(39) Observations On The Alpha Course by Alan Morrison, Jonathan Bayes and William Horsburgh, 1999 
"These days it would appear that if you are bold enough to admit that you do not use the Alpha Course, you are likely to find that people look at you with gaping-mouthed disbelief, as if to ask, "And which planet do you live on?" The present popularity of the Alpha Course means that we need to evaluate whether we might be able to use it, and if we conclude that we ought not, then we need to be able to explain why we do not use it. Such evaluations and explanations have to be theologically based. It is not helpful to others to reject something of which we know nothing simply because of the stable from which it has
emerged. If we do reject it, we need to explain our reasons for doing so soundly but graciously."

(40) Interfaith Meeting Look To 'Mainstreaming' Interreligious Dialogue by Elaine Ruth Fletcher, Religion News Service, 1999 
"Here, international representatives of the three major monotheistic religions met for what organizers said was the first time on Arab soil along with a host of other traditions, including Buddhists, Shintos, Hindus and Jains as well as a smattering of indigenous religious people from Australia and Latin America."

(41) The Trojan Horse In The Temple by Alan Morrison, 1999 
"'The Hidden Agenda of the Ecumenical Movement' - This is an updated manuscript of a book by Alan Morrison -- originally published in 1993, but now out of print in its English edition -- entitled 'The Trojan Horse in the Temple'.  The new internet edition of this 30,000 word book also incorporates additional material from the final chapter of "The Serpent and the Cross", entitled 'Not Pilgrims, but Strangers -- Christianity & World Religions'."

(42) Wake Up, Bright, And Early! by Sandy Simpson, 2000 
"Here again we have more evidence, for those Christians who are skeptical about the ecumenical and interfaith agenda of Bill Bright and Campus Crusade For Christ, that he is well off the path of orthodoxy." A story about Bill Bright and his participation in Awakening 2000. 

(43) More Bewildering Statements From Billy Graham by The Calvary Contender, 1/15/00 
Billy Graham's says that his pick for "Man Of The Century" would be Pope John Paul II.  Graham also discusses what he expects Jesus to say to him when he goes to heaven. 

(44) TBN Communist Manifesto by Jackie Alnor, Cultlink, 2/00 
"Paul Crouch televised excerpts of a recent meeting he had in Washington, DC with the ambassador from the People�s Republic of China on Thursday�s (Feb. 3, 2000) Praise the Lord program on TBN.  Aides of the ambassador arranged the �I�ll scratch your back if you�ll scratch mine� meeting to seek Crouch�s help in spreading China�s propaganda against a recently outlawed religious group, the Falun Gong."

(45) The Pope Kissing The Qu'ran from Zenit/Rome News Report, 2000 
Further photographic evidence of the inter-religious, interfaith agenda of the pope and the RCC. 

(46) Report From Singapore On FCBC & Cell Church 2/00 
Regarding FDBC, the main source of Cell Church materials to the world. 

(47) The Pope's Strange Prayer Meeting by David W. Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, 1/19/00 
"As we dig in the ecumenical walls for 1986 the most striking event we see is the Day of Prayer for World Peace. Never before in Christian history has there been a clearer fulfillment of the New Testament prophecies of the great falling away from the faith and of the formation of the Harlot one-world religion. Indeed, in this now famous peace meeting we see that the hour is very, very late, brethren."  Keep in mind that this is an Independent Baptist perspective.  Be aware that DITC does not agree with everything on this web site!  However, this is a good article on the RCC and Interfaithism. 

(48) True Bible-Believers Denounced At Papal Conference by Unknown Author, 1999 
"As reported in the Associated Press, with the Tibetan god-man, the Dalai Lama, sitting at his right side, this October in Rome the Pope presided at a special council of some 200 religious leaders of various faiths, sects, and cults."

(49) The Day of Pardon and Papal Penitence Century 21: Biblical Unity or Papal Conformity? by Richard Bennett and Michael de Semlyen, 2000 
"On Sunday, March 12, the first Sunday of Lent, the Pope presided over a solemn ceremony called �The Day of Pardon� in St. Peter�s Basilica, Rome, in which he asked God for forgiveness for the historical wrongs of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC). The ceremony was presented as another profoundly significant event in the RC Church�s �Millennium Jubilee Holy Year� and a further step, unprecedented but necessary, in the process of unity. It was a modern media event staged for maximum impact to encourage �unity�. The impression given is that it is a genuine attempt to wipe the slate clean and to apologize for the past wrongs of the Church. Careful examination, however, shows that the Pope�s �Day of Pardon� was in fact not an apology, but rather a day of deception."

(50) Jerry Falwell Praises Catholic Cardinal And Charismatic Prophet by David W. Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, 5/9/2000 
"Recently Falwell praised the late Catholic Cardinal John O�Connor and Charismatic prophet Benny Hinn."

(51) The Tie That Binds: Cautionary Remarks On The Ecumenical Tendencies Of The Assemblies Of God by Matthew Shaw, 2000 
"The ecumenical movement has finally, it would seem, found a 'common denominator' that is explicity
Pneumocentric and is ossifying renewal-minded Christians into a superstructure that will exceed and transverse
doctrinal barriers to join hands as the comprehensive and potentially apostate 'Body of Christ.' "

(52) Church Of England Clergy Join Druids And Pagans At "Spirit Of The Land 2000" The Sunday London Telegraph, as cited in World Affairs Report, 5/22/00 
"Senior Church of England clergy are to join Druids and pagans at a controversial conference designed to help "reconcile" the traditions, much to the alarm of Church leaders. The conference, Spirit of the Land 2000, is described as 'a Christian-Druid dialogue and reconciliation meeting for the new Millennium'."

(53) Church Unity by Dr. Opal Reddin, 3/00 
"Ecumenical pressures will continue to mount, and diverse winds of doctrine will blow fiercely against the Church. Should we succumb to a "fortress" mentality, hiding behind our orthodox doctrines and waiting for the Rapture to set us free from conflict? By no means! Jesus is building His Church, and He invites us to march with Him as we storm the gates of hell, setting captives free, and establishing churches where the rue Gospel is preached in power and glory. "

(54) The Great Betrayal by Dave Hunt, The Berean Call, June 2000 
Dave Hunt comments on the betrayal of Martin Luther and the Reformation by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) signing of the Joint Declaration on Justification (JD) with the Roman Catholic Church (RCC). 

(55) Pope Says Belief In Christ Proscribes Contempt For Other Faiths Copyright 2000 by Agence France-Presse 
"Pope John Paul II said Sunday that the Catholic Church did not consider other religions with contempt, even if it strongly defended Jesus Christ as the world's only saviour."

(56) Celebration Jesus 2000: End Times Confusion In St. Louis by David W. Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, 6/29/00 
"These conferences present a microcosm of the end-times ecumenical movement. The fact that the error is intermingled with and glossed over with truth makes the ecumenical movement attractive to large numbers of people and extremely dangerous." This report on the Celebrate Jesus 2000 conference was done by an Independant Baptist.  It brings up many valid points, although we disagree with their position on KJV-Only. 

(57) THE CALL DC- All The Streams Converging! by Cross+Word, 7/00 
"Following "Stand In The Gap" comes "The Call DC", a youth gathering designed to  ignite passion for world evangelisation and revival. The plan involves thousands of young people and parents gathering in Washington, D.C. for a "sacred assembly"  to fast and pray for revival. The PK leadership are deeply involved, as are YWAM and leaders from every part of the revival and global church agenda." 

(58) The Holy Roman Pope Fosters Ecumenical Meeting Between Orthodox & Catholics The Daily World Affairs Report (8/2/00) as reported by Bible Prophesy Research (BPR) 
"John Paul II asked the one billion Catholics around the world to join, spiritually, the prayer vigil, which will be held in Rome on August 5, the eve of the feast of the Transfiguration, at the petition of Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople." 

(59) Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA)
Promotes Alpha Course with comments by Sandy Simpson, 8/00 
"The BGEA is now apparently openly promoting Alpha Course.  Read the following news story from Amsterdam 2000." 

(60) Letter To Billy Graham by Sandy Simpson, Deception In The Church, 8/27/00 - No Answer From BGEA As Of This Date!
"I am writing this letter to you to ask you to respond to a number of statements you have made, some very recently, that are of concern to the body of Christ."  Addendum: read this response, not to my letter, but to a recent letter to BGEA in 2009.

(61) Jumping On The Bandwagon - Australian Christian Churches Seduced by the Beat of a Different Drummer? by Hughie Seaborn, 9/00
"I think my title "Jumping on the Bandwagon" is an
appropriate description for the subject I am about to discuss, that of the February 2000 launching of Australian
Christian Churches (hereafter, ACC), the result of an initiative of the National Executive of the Assemblies of God in Australia (hereafter, AOG). The initiative called for an alliance between various Pentecostal and Charismatic
denominations in Australia with Brian Houston, General Superintendent of the Australian AOG, installed as the
inaugural President. The launching of the ACC has been hailed in both secular and Christian press as an enormous success in bringing together a number of independent Christian bodies for the purpose of "making a real difference in the community" and "offering a dynamic spiritual dimension missing from many people's lives." But is the ACC alliance really anything more than just a numbers and money game using secular and new-age
business principles in conjunction with questionable, but popular, and very successful church growth programs?"

(63) True Vs. False Unity by David Cloud, Way Of Life Literature, O Timothy magazine, Volume 12, Issue 1, 1994
"The Bible speaks of unity in two different ways. (1) A false unity based upon man's desires and goals independent of God (Gen. 11:1-9). The Bible condemns any proposed unity which is not founded in God's truth. The cry of the hour is unity of the world and unity of religion, but that is the false unity of the Antichrist (Rev. 17-18) and should be resisted by God's people. Ecumenism means the whole world, and it is the spirit of the end times apostasy. (2) A biblical unity based on apostolic truth (Ep. 4:3,13). In this passage we see true biblical unity. It is far removed from the ecumenical philosophy!"

(64) The Gospel Of Unity by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason
"The Bible speaks of unity in two different ways. (1) A false unity based upon man's desires and goals independent of God (Gen. 11:1-9). The Bible condemns any proposed unity which is not founded in God's truth. The cry of the hour is unity of the world and unity of religion, but that is the false unity of the Antichrist (Rev. 17-18) and should be resisted by God's people. Ecumenism means the whole world, and it is the spirit of the end times apostasy. (2) A biblical unity based on apostolic truth (Ep. 4:3,13). In this passage we see true biblical unity. It is far removed from the ecumenical philosophy!"

(65) Lutherans Ready To Accept Pope As "Spokesman" Copyright 2000 by United Press International, 10/18/00
"Lutherans might be willing to accept the Pope
 as "spokesman for all Christianity worldwide," their leading prelate in Germany said Wednesday."

(66) Dominus Iesus:  Rome Exalts Her Throne - A Kiss of Death for the Ecumenists by Richard M. Bennett 
"It has been but a short time since Charles Colson, like some modern day Chamberlain alighting from his aircraft, held aloft the ECT and declared, �Peace in our time.�  It has been a mere six years; yet the folly of their deeds, apparent to many before, has now been made apparent to all.  We can only conclude that if the �evangelicals� who signed that notorious document do not denounce the Vatican, then their act was not one of wishful thinking, but willful betrayal.  Rome has dropped her mask; the empty ecumenical charade has ended, and therefore it is time for those who love God�s word to sound the alarm in earnest.  Let us play the man, for our people, and for the cities of our God."

(67) Heaven Open To Everyone, Says Pope by Bruce Johnston in Rome, Electronic Telegraph, ISSUE 2023, Friday 8, December 2000
"THE Pope has amended a Vatican pronouncement that the Roman Catholic Church was the "only way to salvation", saying that Heaven is open to all as long as they are good."

(68) DITC Commentary On The Story: "Heaven Open To Everyone, Says Pope" by Sandy Simpson, 12/00
"Recently the comments from the pope in the story Heaven Open To Everyone, Says Pope raises many questions."

(69) Alpha Course - In A Nutshell by Neil Richardson, Vanguard Magazine, Volume 6.2, Issue 22, 12/00
"It's been on my mind for some time to try to collate all the sources for information on the Alpha course, and bring together a point-by-point overview of it. This is principally for the reason that Alpha course can be hard to digest, simplify and pass on some of the pieces that have been written about it. Are there, at our fingertips, say, 5 clear reasons why we have reservations about the Alpha course?"

(70) Youth With A Mission Experiments With New, Unscriptural Missions Strategy by Watchman's Trumpet - 2000, Foundation Magazine, Dennis W.Costella, May - Jun 2000
"Several international missions organizations, including Youth With a Mission (YWAM), are testing a new approach to missionary work in areas where Christianity is unwelcome.  A March 24, 2000, Charisma News Service report said some missionaries are now making converts but are allowing them to "hold on to many of their traditional religious beliefs and practices" so as to refrain from offending others within their culture. "

(71) Excerpt From Billy Graham Interview On Larry King Live, January 22, 1997
RealPlay video of a very unfortunate interview by Larry King of Billy Graham.  He made statements such as the following:
Larry King: "What do you think of Mormonism, Catholicism, other faiths within the Christian concept?"
Billy Graham: "Well I think I am in wonderful fellowship with all of them."
Larry King: "You�re comfortable with Salt Lake City. You�re comfortable with the Vatican?"
Billy Graham: "I am very comfortable with the Vatican."
We are still waiting a reply to our letter to Billy Graham but still no repsonse!

(72) Graham Museum Honors First Pope As An Evangelist by David Cloud, 7/01
"...The Billy Graham Museum honors the first Roman pope as a great evangelist. This is in the Rotunda of Witnesses which is at the beginning of the tour. It is a circular room containing nine 20-foot tall banners or tapestries depicting various alleged fathers of evangelism. Museum literature says, "Each banner bears an individual witness selected from Christian history and was chosen on the merit of its revelation of Christ as Lord and Savior." The banners begin with the Apostle Paul and end with Oswald Chambers. Two of the men featured in this evangelistic hall of fame are Gregory the Great and Francis of Assisi. Both of these, of course, are Roman Catholics who preached a false sacramental gospel of faith-works."

(73) Salvation Army And The Roman Catholic Church by Rebecca A. Sexton, 8/01 
"We, along with James, pray that the Salvation Army will reconsider its position of support for the doctrines of the Roman Catholic church. Roman Catholicism is a cult parading around as �Christian brothers�. If true Christians do not stand up against the lies of the RCC, then millions of Catholics will perish because we have failed to preach the truth to them, and perhaps millions more will be deceived into believing that truth must give way to unity."

(74) Evangelicals and Catholics Together by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor-teacher of Southern View Chapel, Volume 1, Issue 2, December 1994 
"Was the Reformation a mistake, or do fundamental points of doctrine still separate the Roman Catholic Church from us?" Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.

(75) Globalism & Interfaith - Here We Come! by Sandy Simpson, 9/16/01 
"As the days wear on in the aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon, we are watching a globalist, interfaith agenda unfold on worldwide television.  I am here to say that if this continues the full wrath of God is bound to come upon our nation and the world!" - This article is also available in The Midnight Herald, November 2001, Volume V, No. 2 - Subscribe here

(76) QUEEN OF MUSLIMS, QUEEN OF ALL - The Marian Apparitions' Plan To Unite All Religions Under The Catholic Church by Jim Tetlow,. August 2001 
"Almost all of the apparitions have stated that Mary is going to usher in a new era of peace and unity. Under her mantle all people will gather in peace and solve the problems facing the world. Her emphasis on unity and ecumenism has garnered attention from the media."

(77) The Papacy And Islam by Richard M. Bennett & Robert J. Nicholson, Posting 55, 2001 
"In spite of the catastrophic events of September 11th, the Pope has continued faithfully the Roman Catholic Church policy of affirmation and approval of Islam."

(78) World Religions Peace Summit Planned By Pope by Chuck Missler, Koinania House, November 20, 2001 
"Believing we have reached a historic moment for humanity, Pope John Paul is calling the world's religious leaders together to pray for peace and to work to overcome armed conflict."

(79) Bishop Swing Rewrites Christianity And History 
To Bring Them In Line With The Globalist Agenda 
Of His United Religions Initiative and the United Nations Commentary Report By Lee Penn, THE CHRISTIAN CHALLENGE (Washington, DC), July 12, 2001 
"CALIFORNIA EPISCOPAL BISHOP WILLIAM E. SWING, founder of the United Religions Initiative (URI), promoted his interfaith movement to members of the prestigious Commonwealth Club of San Francisco on April 25--with the support of a nationally-known, liberal Roman Catholic university president."

(80) Another Interfaith Papal Prayer Meeting At Assisi by Zenit.Org, 1/23/02 
DITC Comments: The pope organized yet another interfaith prayer meeting for world peace.  As with the last Assisi prayer event, almost every religion showed up as well as many Protestants.  But to pray for world peace to pagan gods is ludicrous.  Oh, it's nice to get together with other people for potluck, but to pray?  Who are they praying to?  Does it even matter anymore who God is to these people?  Perhaps he has simply become a fig newton of the imagination of man?  So many religions, cults and sects of Christianity were present.  Catholics, charismatic Catholics, Orthodox, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Shintoists, Confusionists, Zoroastrianists and others all got together with the Anglican Communion; World Lutheran Federation; Alliance of Reformed Churches; Pentecostals; World Baptist Alliance; Friends World Committee for Consultation (Quakers); Salvation Army; and the World Council of Churches.  The only world peace these people are going to accomplish is the short lived peace of the antichrist! 

(81) The Exclusiveness Of Christ - Understanding the Present War by David Wilkerson, October 29, 2001 
"Satan's ecumenical union of churches will bring about a great persecution. And the union itself will be the chief  persecuting force. Even now, the Russian Orthodox Church is pressuring Russia's government to shut down all evangelical churches in that country. They want to drive out evangelical Christianity completely from their midst. Here in America we see the beginnings of the same kind of pressure. I was handed a videotape of a network TV interview with a well-known evangelist. The interviewer asked the minister point blank: "Will Muslims be saved? And will Jews be saved if they don't believe in Jesus?" Clearly, the evangelist was being pressed into a corner. He knew if he answered with Peter's statement, "There is no other name whereby men can be saved except Jesus Christ, the Son of God," he would have been despised. The press would have crucified him. Instead, the evangelist was applauded for his answer: "Muslims love Jesus. And Jews have the Spirit of Jesus in them. Yes, they'll both be saved." I couldn't believe what I heard this committed Christian leader saying."

(82) Amalgamation of Apostates - Word of Faith, Pentecostal and Charismatic Leaders Unite by Charisma News Service, 6/5/02 
"Almost 30 senior figures representing Word of Faith, Charismatic, traditional Pentecostal and Oneness Pentecostals met for three days at a Washington, D.C.-area hotel to talk and pray in an unprecedented move toward unity."

(83) Evangelicals And Pagans Together by Bill Randles, Dicernment Newsletter, September/October 2002 
The world loves this kind of spirituality but God hates it. Jehoshaphat, a genuinely godly king of Judah, attempted a "good" thing -- all in the name of unity, of course. This "good" thing was joining forces with the apostate King Ahab in a war against the Syrians. After barely escaping with his life, and that by the mercy of God, Jehoshaphat was confronted by Jehu the prophet with a message that perhaps applies to our leaders in this day: "Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord?" (2 Chron. 19:2)

(84) Dr. Billy Graham's Universalism: Again And Again by Dr. O. Talmadge Spence, Christian Purities Fellowship, February/March 1998, Volume 26, Number 1 
I simply believe that those who were genuinely saved under the Billy Graham ministry have now a responsibility
 to the world of a judgment that heretofore they may have thought they did not have to make. I had rather for them defend Graham's message instead of myself. But the Billy Graham evangelistic theological ball is now in their own court. I wonder what they will do with it. The world has given too much aura to one man.

(85) A Chink In The Armor by Jacob Prasch, edited for print by Sandy Simpson, Discernment Conference 2001, Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI, 3/11/01
Jehoshaphat was a good man, a good man who made bad errors.  And right before our eyes there are good men today making that same bad errors.  May God in His mercy correct them and protect us.

(86) Universalism A Problem For Everyone by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 3/03 
What is the ultimate end for the teaching of unity that is entering the church - 3 part article. 

(87) Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 3/03 
Is this a Christian television station or a mixture that will bring a unity of Christianity with the world and other religions?

(88) In Bed With TBN by Jackie Alnor, Christian Sentinel Report, May 2003 
The Christian Sentinel and many others have written to respectable church leaders who are regular guests on TBN or have their own programs on that network. We have asked them their reasoning for it. Half of our letters over the past couple of decades remain unanswered, but those who did respond -- to a man -- agree that TBN is full of spiritual poison. They defend their position as trying to be light in the darkness. But our argument is that they can�t do that without compromise. One word spoken against the Word/Faith heresies and they will be cut off.

(89) The Papacy And Islam by Richard Bennett and Robert J. Nicholson, 2003 
The Pope's profession of a �civilization of love� in his rapprochement with Islam represents only another tactical re-appraisal of circumstances and opportunities for Rome.  It is merely the old idol of humanistic sentiment religiously recycled and held out to the world as the cohesive force that will unite all sincere religious people in a concordat of international condemnation against the kind of anti-social fanaticism that led to the September 11th horror.  The profound danger for Evangelical people is that they,
unthinking, might come to embrace Rome�s claim to be the true spokesman for Christ on this earth, a lie which is deeply embedded in this new thrust for inter-faith ecumenicity.

(90) Ecumenism Fostered By Mysticism by Ed Tarkowski, STAND & COMFORT Newsletter #47 (Vol 3 No 14) 
The trend toward mystical exercises and experiences continues to rise, spurred on by interdenominational fellowship within Christianity and fellowship and prayer with non-Christian religions brought about through public tragedies. The meditations and contemplations are basically the same in purpose, though the names they are given vary depending on one's religious affiliation (Christian, Hindu, Buddhism, etc). Is there danger in these like spiritual experiences being practiced across the board?

(91) Fuller Seminary to Create Interfaith Code of Ethics Compiled by Ted Olsen, Christianity Today, 12/08/2003 
"One of the nation's leading evangelical Christian seminaries has launched a federally funded project for making peace with Muslims, featuring a proposed code of ethics that rejects offensive statements about each other's faiths, affirms a mutual belief in one God, and pledges not to proselytize," Times religion writer Teresa Watanabe begins her story.

(92) Is This Evangelicalism's Terminal Generation? by Albert Mohler Author, Speaker, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 6/1/2004 
The shape of the evangelical challenge in postmodern America comes down to this--we must be continually on the alert to defend the faith, for the Christian faith now faces unprecedented attacks. The rise of a postmodern culture has produced an intellectual context in which the very concept of truth is held under suspicion, and claims to revealed truth are simply ruled out of order.

(93) Open Letter To Ravi Zacharias by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 11/04 
Mouw must be held accountable for his statements. He needs to repent and apologize to those who work tirelessly to promote the real Jesus to the Mormons, as well as other non-Christian cults. 

(94) Can Two Walk Together And Not Agree? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 3/9/05 
Can Christians and Mormons stand together? A dialogue to bring us closer in unity. ... Greg Johnson, director of Standing Together Ministries, located in Utah has teamed up with Mormon representative, Robert Millet, to go on a public tour of what they call, dialogues between an Evangelical and Mormon. Robert Millet and Pastor Greg Johnson are trying to develop relationships between the two �churches� in a new way.

(95) Why the Heavens Hold Back its Rain by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 3/22/05 
Ecumenical unity, the church heading to the global church of the world. Read the following articles in this series: 

Why the Heavens Hold Back its Rain pt.1
Ecumenical unity, the church heading to the global church
The Roman Catholic Issue of Interfaith pt .2
How has the Evangelical Church become agreeable for interfaith.
How to get from A to Z through Dialogue pt.3
The ways of establishing interfaith unity. 
When Doctrinal Beliefs Become Irrelevant pt.4
What comes together and what comes apart with the new unity. 
A spirit being poured out on all flesh (pt.5)
The spiritual transformation taking place in the world.

(96) Open Letter To Pastors Supporting "Standing Together (with the Mormons!) by Bud Press, 3/21/05 
This letter is written in the spirit of love and concern. I pray you will receive it as such.

(97) A Departure from Sound Doctrine by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 4/27/05
What the church is now facing in epidemic proportions. 

(98) Walter Martin Ministries withdraws its membership from Evangelical Ministries to New Religions (EMNR) by Kevin Rische and Jill Martin Rische, Directors, Walter Martin Ministries, 8/26/05
Walter Martin Ministries withdraws its membership from Evangelical Ministries to New Religions (EMNR) because of accountability issues and compromise from Liberal Apologists and their 'Politics of Appeasement'. 

(99) Why The LDS/Mormon Church Will NEVER Be Part Of The Body Of Christ by Sandy Simpson, 10/26/05 
An answer to the efforts of people like Greg Johnson (Standing Together), Richard Mouw (Fuller Theological Seminary), Craig Hazen (Biola University), Ravi Zacharias (RZIM) and many others who are attempting to forge some kind of "Evangelicals And Mormons Together" alliance out of thin air.

(100) WCC, NAE, Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus by Herescope, Discernment Research Group, 5/12/06 
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!

(101) The Pursuit of Common Ground by Brian Flynn, from Running Against the Wind - the transformation of a new age medium and his warning to the church, 1/19/07 
While Thomas Keating�s unwitting goal of a �great awakening� could bring in the needed numbers, if there is going to be such a great awakening based on mysticism rather than the gospel, it is going to be one of great deception.

(102) The Growing Ecumenical Vortex by Watcher's Lamp, 2/19/07 
Earlier this year it was noted that 2007 is set to be the launch pad year for global unity initiatives.

(103) Will the Real Evangelicals Please Stand Up?
Great Commission or Great Omission? by Sherry Neese, Apostasy Alert, 8/21/07 
Pope Benedict�s recent statement removed any shadow of doubt as to the unbreachable chasm that exists between the religious system he represents and the biblical view of salvation. According to the old adage, "Hope springs eternal" one might think that dispelling this myth would bring all ecumenical overtures to Rome to a screeching halt. Not so. A meeting was held August 8-12 in Toulouse, France, jointly hosted by the Vatican and the World Council of Churches for the purpose of coming to a meeting of the minds on a code of conduct for evangelizing. 

(104) Bush: All religions pray to 'same God' reported by Roger Oakland, Understanding The Times, 10/7/07 
Based on facts provided in the following article, the United States of America is headed for judgment.  President Bush, who professes to be a Christian, does not understand biblical Christianity. He is a player who is dedicated to moving the world towards a one world religion for the cause of peace that is ANTICHRISTIAN.

(105) Can a Christan pray to Allah? by Pastor Chuck Baldwin, Food For Thought, 10/07 
Therefore, when President Bush says Muslims and Christians worship the same god, he is saying the Lord Jesus Christ is not superior to the pagan moon god, Allah. Or to turn it around, Bush is saying the pagan moon god, Allah, is equal to the Lord Jesus Christ. And it would appear that Bush would have the same belief regarding the Shinto gods, or any other pagan god, for that matter. 

(106) Trading Truth for Solidarity by Berit Kjos, May 2007 
It's no secret that the today's world system is driven by a vision of global solidarity and spiritual pluralism. We don't know God's precise schedule, but He warned us long ago to prepare for a time of "falling away," when people with "itching ears" would trade truth for myth and reject the "sound doctrine" needed to guard against deception.  Do those signs describe our times?

Part 1 - From Pentecost to Pluralism
Part 2 - Training Teens to Twist the Truth
Part 3 - Shaping the Global 'Christian' Youth
Part 4 - Deeds, Creeds, and Mother Teresa's Despair
Part 5 - Bush Believes in Universalism?

(107) �In the name of� Interfaith, liberalism and Multiculturalism- be united� (this issue: Terrorism, Earth news, Lineage of false teachers, the Secret) by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/20/07 
What we are witnessing: 1. The world continues to rush toward a major conflict in the Middle East that will lead to a change in government[s] and bring about more war. 2. There is a paradigm shift going on in the minds of Americans and others on Islam and its threat.3. The church seems to be following it in step with all the talking points of the liberals. 4. The differences are shrinking between the liberals in politics and the liberal movement that is growing in the church.

(108) The Unity of the Apostates by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 11/04/07 
Liberal Christianity's influence in the modern church.

(109) "What Did You Really Mean By That" by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 12, Nov 6, November/December 2007 
Comments on Evangelicals and Mormons Together and Evangelicals and Catholics Together.

(110) Christian Leaders Invite Muslims to Love God, Neighbors Together by Ethan Cole, Christian Post Reporter, 11/23/07 
Christian leaders across denominational lines responded to the unprecedented open letter signed last month by 138 representative Muslim leaders with their own letter, calling on the two Abrahamic faiths to love God and neighbors together.  Over 100 theologians, ministry leaders, and prominent pastors have thus far signed the response letter issued by the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. Signers include Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners; Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church; John Stott, rector emeritus of All Souls Church in London; and Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals.

(111) Evangelical/Mormon Dialogue? by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 12/07 
This page contains articles, news releases, and additional information from Christian and Mormon sources. Mormonism is a cult, and is extremely dangerous to the spiritual welfare of the believer, as well as those searching for the real Jesus Christ. Reader discretion is advised. For information on Mormonism and how it differs from Christianity, please refer to the articles and information from the following Christian ministries:

(112) Hope '08 a statement by The First Plumb-Line Church, 1/1/08 

What can be seen from a simple perusal of the official Hope08 website is that this is an exercise in Ecumenism and Inter-faith dialogue which is all a part of what is described as the, �Emerging Church,� (Aka Great Apostasy.)

(113) What is Hope 2008? by First Plumbline Apologetics, 1/08 
A page on the ecumenical/inferfaith Hope 2008. 

(114) God's Relationship to Everything by Herescope, 1/30/08 
This teaching -- that God is IN everything -- is at the heart of the emerging syncretism of global spirituality. It is a key doctrine of New Age spirituality, and increasingly shows up in the evangelical world.

(115) Influential Evangelicals Withdraw from Christian-Muslim Statement by Lillian Kwon, Christian Post Reporter, 2/9/08 
The Christian-endorsed statement � which included such signatories as Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, Billy Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church, and Leith Anderson of the National Association of Evangelicals � urged for interfaith dialogue that would build relations and reshape the Christian and Islam communities. Christian leaders also asked for forgiveness of sins committed against Muslims in the Crusades and excesses of the war on terrors in the letter.

(116) Going Downhill Always Goes Faster Than Going Uphill by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 2/08 
The emergence of a new world religion through Christianity and the churches timidity.

(117) "Oprah and Friends" to teach course on New Age Christ by Warren Smith, November 2007 
Oprah Winfrey will be letting out all the stops on her XM Satellite Radio program this coming year. Beginning January 1, 2008, �Oprah & Friends� will offer a year-long course on the New Age teachings of A Course in Miracles.1 A lesson a day throughout the year will completely cover the 365 lessons from the Course in Miracles �Workbook.� 

(118) The Next Wave Of The Spirit by Roger Oakland, Understanding The Times, 5/15/08 
Catch the wave - that�s a common expression to hear these days in charismatic circles. Over the years there have been several waves � the Latter Rain wave, the Toronto Blessing wave, the Pensacola wave. The claim is the Holy Spirit comes in waves and that a tsunami is coming that will sweep the world. What about this idea?

(119) Heartlines Review by Salvador Ung Hayworth, 6/06 
A new project has been undertaken in South Africa. It is an initiative, which will use television, radio and print media to tell stories in order to get the nation of South Africa talking and thinking about values. The campaign is called �Heartlines� and starts on 16 th July 2006. It will run for eight weeks and each week will show a film that highlights one of the eight values that it seeks to deal with. The eight values are �second chances, responsibility, forgiveness, perseverance, self-control, accepting difference, compassion and honesty�. This project is seeking to promote a conversation, based on these values, in order to bring out a transformation in South African society. Hence Heartlines is a �Values-Driven Transformation�. So what has this got to do with the Christian Church? Well as a matter of fact there are people who are stating that this is a Christian movement to �further the kingdom of God�.

(120) Update On The Heartlines Project - 4th June 2008 by Salvador Ung Hayworth, 6/08 
In July 2006, the first phase of the campaign was launched. This included two main initiatives: a national broadcast of eight HEARTLINES films or dramas, with supporting print and below-the-line media components and the start of social mobilisation of faith-based organisations, during which FBOs were given relevant tools to teach values and were encouraged to undertake discussion-based activities.� Since doing the review of the Heartlines website and of the Values Booklet I thought that though not many people would give heed to the warning concerning the project, that at least it would die down and become another fad. What I did not know is that that stint was just phase one in Heartlines agenda.

(121) Are Evangelical Pulpits About To Praise Islam? by Jan Markell, 8/4/08 
Following a four-day conference last week at Yale University, Christian and Muslim leaders from around the world announced the first step of the �Common Word� exchange drafted last November.  A joint statement was affirmed in their support of religious freedom and further interfaith dialogue based on their common love for God and neighbor. But something is very wrong with this picture. Over 140 conference participants unanimously approved a cooperative statement that signaled a �new beginning of collaboration between Christians and Muslims� where stronger assertions of faith would be required. So the statement began by affirming the �unity and absoluteness of God� and God�s merciful love as central to both religions. 

(122) Carlton Pearson's Universalist Teachings End Up Shuting Down His Church, Associated Press, 9/28/2008 
TULSA, Okla. - A once prominent leader in the charismatic movement has been forced to shut down his church in the wake of a radical change in his theological beliefs.

(123) Hope 2008 Videos by Miguel Hayworth, YouTube, 9/08 
J. John Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4. Also When Hope came to Manchester, When Hope came to Wigan, Hope 2008 Examined (PART 1), Hope 2008 Examined (PART 2), Hope 2008 Examined (PART 3)

(124) A time to come together by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 3/09 
This is a three part series on Ecumenism and Interfaith. 

Part 1: A time to come together
Part 2: The Jump from Ecumenism to Interfaith
Part 3: The Goal of the Journey

(125) Further Thoughts on the Manhattan Declaration and a Response to Frank Beckwith by James White, 11/25/09 

(126) The Manhattan Declaration a response by Alistair Begg, 11/23/09 
In accord with others who have chosen not to sign, my reservation is not with the issues themselves, or in standing with others who share the same concerns, but it is in signing a declaration along with a group of leading churchmen, when I happen to believe that the teaching of some of their churches is in effect a denial of the biblical gospel. I wonder whether it might not have been more advantageous for evangelicals to unite on this matter, rather than seeking cooperation with segments from Rome, Eastern Orthodoxy and the Latter Day Saints.  The necessary co-belligerence, as far as I�m concerned, can never be rooted in a Gospel other than that which has been given to us.

(127) Our Regretful Inability To Become A Signatory - The Manhattan Declaration by Jacob Prasch on behalf of Moriel Ministries, 12/02/09 
We again emphasize that we are not opposed to Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, or Mormon people personally and we share in the convictions contained in this declaration. While sanctioning the contents, however, we can never become signatory to anything published under the demonic auspices of ecumenical deception.

(128) Unity, Diversity and Division that Glorifies God by Claude T. Stauffer, Calvary Chapel of Hope, 12/3/09 
There is a unity that glorifies God. There is a diversity that glorifies God. There is a division that glorifies God. God is clear on what unity, diversity and division is acceptable to Him and brings glory to Him. The Bible reveals that in the Last Days there will be a one world religion. This religion of unity is referred to as Mystery Babylon and has its roots at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11). This false religious system will ultimately be brought down by God (cf. Revelation 17). The unity of Mystery Babylon is not glorifying to God but opposes God with all deception and rebellion against Him and His word. This false unity is on the rise today. That is a unity true Christians do not want to be a part of. Having a Biblical God ordained understanding of how unity, diversity and division relate to one another is critical to glorifying God by both what we participate in and what we separate from.

(129) United in prayer - United in error by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/29/09 
The United in Prayer movement's false claims of change in Hawaii documented.

(130) The Manhattan Declaration: Another Dominionist Covenant by Herescope, 12/4/09 
Whenever you see a broad ecumenical coalition gathering together to sign some sort of agreement, statement, covenant, declaration, manifesto, or whatever name they call it, be on the lookout for Dominionism. The agreement, statement, covenant, declaration, manifesto, etc. may sound all well and good. It probably represents any number of worthy causes, ideologies and agendas. And this is precisely how people are hooked in to signing on. After all, how could you be AGAINST saving unborn babies, good marriages, and morality?

(131) Manhattan Declaration: �Perhaps Millions� Being Led Toward the New Age/New Spirituality by Lighthouse Trails, 12/4/09 
Given the fact that a large number of the main 149 signatories have directly or indirectly promoted advocates of the New Age/New Spirituality (i.e., contemplative/emerging), it is not difficult to see that (even with good intentions) the Manhattan Declaration may provide an appealing and subtle avenue into the New Spirituality  for a vast number of signers, many of whom might not otherwise have had exposure to it given the conservative tendencies of most of the signers.

(132) Evangelicals and Catholics Together and the Rejection of End-Time, Bible-Believing Christians by Roger Oakland, 12/7/09 
If you haven�t already noticed, anti-Christian sentiment is growing toward those who believe in a biblical last days/Book of Revelation scenario prior to Christ�s return. A 2005 article titled �Lutheran leader calls for an ecumenical council to address growing biblical fundamentalism� should help convince you. The article shows not only this growing resentment towards Bible-believing Christians but also the interspiritual path this change in attitude is taking.

(133) Manhattan Declaration by Mike Gendron, Proclaiming The Gospel Ministries, 12/12/09 
Whereas it is good to unite as co-belligerents with a united voice to fight moral and political issues, any accord that attempts to overlook, dismiss, nullify or compromise the Gospel is antithetical to the command for all Christians to earnestly contend for the faith.

(134) The Manhattan Declaration: Aiding the Counter Reformation? by Chris Pinto, Adullam Films, 12/13/09 
Understanding the information we put forth in A Lamp in the Dark could not be more relevant to the Church today, especially as it pertains to the Counter Reformation.  The devil�s latest deceptive ploy is called The Manhattan Declaration � so named because of an ecumenical group that met in Manhattan in 2009. 

(135) The Manhattan Declaration by Gary Gilley, Think On These Things, February/March 2010 - Volume 16, Issue 1 
Instead of drawing moral/political lines in the sand, courageously and even defiantly declaring that we will retreat no further, maybe this would be an excellent opportunity to evaluate whether we have already retreated concerning the gospel.  That ground may have been given because of ecumenical expediency, pluralistic pressures, biblical illiteracy or faith in statements such as The Manhattan Declaration which minimize the uniqueness and narrowness of the gospel message in an attempt to change society.  Rather than giving ground maybe this would be a good time to take a fresh look at the gospel.  Maybe we should define it more carefully, guard it more tenaciously, proclaim it more boldly, and believe in its power more profoundly.  For, after all, Paul tells us it is the power of God unto salvation.  And, after all, it is what Christ has commissioned us to do.

(136) Christians, Muslims, Jews Worship at Evangelical Megachurch by Lillian Kwon, Christian Post, 2/3/10 
It was an unusual Sunday morning worship at Northwood Church in Keller, Texas. Christians, Muslims and Jews sat together in the megachurch to hear an evangelical pastor preach about Jesus. As Northwood Senior Pastor Bob Roberts said Sunday, the three groups are making an attempt to get to know one another, understand the different teachings and worldviews, and become friends.

(137) Christian school teaches how to lead a mosque - Hartford Seminary, Islamic Institute launch graduate certificate by World Net Daily, February 22, 2010 
Muslims who want to become an imam in the U.S. can now train at an institution founded in the 18th century by members of the Congregationalist denomination to prepare pastors and other Christian ministers for service. 

(138) The Manhattan Declaration by Gary Gilley, Think On These Things, February/March 2010 - Volume 16, Issue 1 
The Christian village is all abuzz these days about The Manhattan Declaration, yet another brainchild of Charles Colson (along with Timothy George and Robert George) in his ever vigilant attempts at societal improvement and ecumenical unity. 

(139) (Tony) Blair courts controversial US pastor Rick Warren in bid to unite faiths by Jamie Doward and Paul Harris, The Observer, Sunday 14 March 2010 
Tony Blair is preparing to launch a "faith offensive" across the United States over the next year, after building up relationships with a network of influential religious leaders and faith organisations.

(140) Edinburgh 2010 by Gary Gilley, Think On These Things, April/May 2010 - Volume 16, Issue 2 
Recently all branches of Christendom have placed on par the so-called Cultural Mandate with the Great Commission.  The Cultural Mandate carries the implication that as caretakers of the earth, mankind, including Christians, has been authorized by God to solve the socio-political problems facing the world.  With this presupposition the evangelical church is increasingly seeing the gospel as two-pronged � proclaim the good news of redemption in Christ and the good news that working together we can solve the injustices prevalent all over the globe.  Without denial of our role as stewards of God�s creation, the Cultural Mandate (once referred to as the Social Gospel) confuses the mission given to us by Christ and dilutes the resources to do what only the church has been called to do � tell people how they can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.

(141) Uniting Religions for World Change: The G8 World Religions Summit by Carl Teichrib, Chief Editor of Forcing Change, 7/12/10 
Points to Ponder About Christian Interfaith Involvement:  1) The interfaith approach is rationally directionless. If all religions are equally valid or hold some common level of spiritual authenticity, as the interfaith movement asserts, then all religions are ultimately baseless. Therefore, the nonbeliever can logically reject Christianity as a meaningless sect among many meaningless faiths. For by acknowledging another religion as a vehicle that proclaims the revelation of God, even tentatively, the exclusive nature of God as revealed in the Bible (Isaiah 45:18-22; John 14:6-7) can no longer be viewed as exclusively true. The door has now been opened to consider any other spiritual claim as legitimate; and to not accept these other claims would demonstrate an intolerant exclusivity. Either Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be, the great I AM � the only true God � or He�s only one way among many and His claim is false. It�s an all or nothing position (see Joshua 24:14-24). 2) The interfaith position muddies the Christian mission of bringing the good news of Jesus Christ as God incarnate come to redeem sinful humanity. Inter-religious bridge building bolsters the idea (continued on page 17)

(142) Uniting Religions for World Change: The G8 World Religions Summit by Carl Teichrib in "Forcing Change", 7/19/10 
Points to Ponder About Christian Interfaith Involvement: 1) The interfaith approach is rationally directionless. If all religions are equally valid or hold some common level of spiritual authenticity, as the interfaith movement asserts, then all religions are ultimately baseless. Therefore, the nonbeliever can logically reject Christianity as a meaningless sect among many meaningless faiths. For by acknowledging another religion as a vehicle that proclaims the revelation of God, even tentatively, the exclusive nature of God as revealed in the Bible (Isaiah 45:18-22; John 14:6-7) can no longer be viewed as exclusively true. The door has now been opened to consider any other spiritual claim as legitimate; and to not accept these other claims would demonstrate an intolerant exclusivity. Either Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be, the great I AM � the only true God � or He�s only one way among many and His claim is false. It�s an all or nothing position (see Joshua 24:14-24). 2) The interfaith position muddies the Christian mission of bringing the good news of Jesus Christ as God incarnate come to redeem sinful humanity. Inter-religious bridge building bolsters the idea.

(143) World Council of Churches to Host Muslim-Christian Dialogue comment by Roger Oakland, Understanding The Times, 8/13/10 
The road towards a One World Religion is being constructed at an incredible rate. While the Word Council of Churches is one of the leaders in the construction process, there are many other contributors as well. For example, Pastor Rick Warren has publicly stated that he has no problem in working together with Muslims, as long as there is a common goal to work together for the cause of good. We are living in perilous times!

(144) Evangelical Leaders Embrace Syncretism
Date: October 08, 2010 
Host: Brannon Howse 
Guest: Ingrid Schlueter 
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Brannon begins by telling people that one of his greatest concerns is the rise of false teachings in America. He points out that as Christians we are called to expose such teachings and to destroy every argument raised up against the principles of Christ. With that in mind, Brannon described six characteristics of a false teacher: 
--They will look and sound like Christians.
--They will produce fruit and doctrine that is anti-Christ.
--They love titles.
--They deny the deity of Jesus Christ.
--They have a form of godliness yet deny God, the gospel, and salvation through Christ alone.
--They proclaim a false Jesus and a false gospel. 
Brannon shows how these characteristics are causing some evangelical leaders to be open to a syncretism/pluralism that has them attempting to seek common spiritual ground with those of Mormon, Islamic, and other unbiblical faith systems.
Ingrid Schlueter draws an important conclusion by saying that although doctrinal distinctions won�t go away completely, there�s an obvious worldwide effort afoot to build a common �spiritual well� that everyone can draw from.

(145) �Half-Baked� Christianity - A Meditation Upon Hosea 7:8 by Pastor Larry DeBruyn, 10/19/10 
In a previous generation, a churchman observed of the church's relationship to the surrounding culture of that era and said: "I looked for the church and found it in the world. I looked for the world and found it in the church." In the history of American Christianity there perhaps has never been a time when the criticism uttered by that Englishman against the church of his day is not also an apt indictment of Christianity in our culture today.

(146) Church Hosts Global Faith Forum For World's Religions by Paul Proctor, News With Views, November 17, 2010 
The Christian Post reported recently that NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas, scheduled a Global Faith Forum for Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and atheists in hopes they would �listen to one another and even build friendships.� The report stated, �the forum isn't a gathering of theologians to debate religions,� but instead, an �opportunity for people of multiple faiths to get to know one another, start conversations, and learn from each other.�

(147) All false religions lead to Rome: Korean interfaith delegation visits Vatican courtesy of  True Discernment, from The Korean Herald, 12/22/10 
Korean religious leaders met Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday to exchange views on promoting inter-faith harmony with the Vatican, according to Yonhap News Agency. 

(148) Dali Lama Sends His Monks To Methodist Emory University For Training In Science by Associated Press, 1/3/2011 
ATLANTA - Some of the newest students at Emory University in Atlanta -- home to a Methodist seminary and school of theology -- are Tibetan monks sent by the Dalai Lama to learn science. Wearing the traditional crimson robes and closely shorn heads, the six men -- most in their 30s -- are taking physics, biology, and chemistry classes with hopes of returning to Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in India to teach science to other monks and nuns.

(149) The Rise Of Chrislam? by Ken Silva, 2/23/11 
As an example of how CSM leads to syncretism consider Doug Pagitt Excited About Interfaith Powwows At Solomon�s Porch and Samir Selmanovic Defends Worshipping With Witches; it�s deeper into mainstream evangelicalism than you may even know as evidenced by The Daniel Plan of Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren because The Daniel Plan Of Rick Warren Encourages Unbiblical Meditation. But could this lead to a blending of Christianity and Islam i.e. Chrislam?

(150) Rick Warren and Saddleback Unveil Tony Blair Peace Program by Ingrid Schluter, Crosstalk Blog, 3/3/11 
Rick Warren believes the world can have peace without the Prince of Peace. He is awarding Tony Blair, a pro-abortion, Roman Catholic convert with a peace prize in a few days at Saddleback Church. Click here for Warren�s details. As we see Dr. John Piper�s open embrace of Warren at his Desiring God conferences, one of which will be held at Warren�s church in April, we are reminded of the emergence of a new spirituality that is without the cross of Jesus Christ (just ask Tony Blair about his plan to unite world religions), of �peace� without the author of peace, Jesus Christ, and of an apostate evangelicalism that has now linked arms with the United Nations to push Agenda 21 goals.

(151) National Association of Evangelicals seeks common ground with Mormonism by Ken Silva, 3/11/11 
Notice carefully that God the Holy Spirit doesn�t say anything about the Apostle Paul looking for common ground on issues where they could work together. Instead, God tells the Christian that we shouldn�t be aligned with unbelieving pagan idolators, which is precisely what the Bible teaches they are:

(152) Unveiling the Global Interfaith Agenda by Carl Teichrib, Chief Editor, Crossroad, 3/15/11 
Religious pluralism isn�t a new concept, but it has made tremendous inroads during the past ten years. This development hasn�t been confined to churches only, but now tracks through international politics, economics, and major social structures. In past issues of Forcing Change various aspects of this movement have been expounded on, including environmental links. However, the following article, which is divided into two parts, offers a unique window into the growing clout of the interfaith agenda and its deeper meaning. Increasingly, this socio-religious pluralism will find its way into more local programs and actions, including community functions, civic politics, and economic �justice� agendas. All of this will impact churches, from local congregations to national boards, and will become increasingly visible in secular fields such as public education and the workplace. Already this is happening. As mentioned, this article is comprised of two parts: the front section, �An Inside Look,� details my observations while attending a 2001 interfaith event in St. Petersburg, Florida. A special emphasis is placed on what to watch for regarding the impact of the inter-religious agenda at the more local and discernable level. The second part of this article is a review of the 2004 Barcelona Parliament of the World�s Religions. While I didn�t attend this event, the information and intelligence that came out of this gathering gives us an interesting �big picture� sweep of the global interfaith program, including its linkages to issues of economic governance

(153) Muslim Worship in Christian Churches by Crosstalk, 4/12/11 
Dr. Alex McFarland is a renowned expert in Christian apologetics (one who explains and rationally defends faith). He is the author of many books including the devotional book series for teens: Stand: Seeking the Way of God; Stand: Unleashing the Wisdom of God and Stand: Diving Into God�s Words. Dr. McFarland served as the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in North Carolina, and has spent over two decades training teens and adults in biblical worldview reasoning, much of that time working with Focus on the Family. Last September, Heartsong Church in Cordova, Tennessee, let members from the Memphis Islamic Center hold Ramadan prayers. Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, allows the Islamic Circle of North America to hold regular Friday prayers at their facility while a new mosque is being built. While respect and tolerance are certainly biblical virtues, are the two churches mentioned above examples that cross a line leading into unbiblical affirmation and endorsement? Can we share a platform with those of other beliefs as long as we aren�t doing it in the sense that we believe that all beliefs are valid? From discussion of youth groups and sanctuaries to reverence for worship, our slipping standards in these areas all point to why many in Christianity are tolerating heretical speakers and philosophies in their churches today.
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(154) Chrislam - the bottom of the slide by Mike Oppenheimer, 6/20/11 
The converging of two diametrically opposed religions. 

(155) Jerry Boykin and the Calvary Chapel Connection by Roger Oakland, Understanding The Times, 6/21/11 
Understand The Times has  discovered that Calvary Chapel has been, and still does, promote a high officer in the Vatican�s Jesuitical, �Knights of Malta�. Jerry Boykin, former commander of the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center Special Forces Psychological Operations, is that man. The Order of Malta is a religious order of the Vatican. Jerry Boykin holds the title of Grand Chancellor with the Vatican�s Jesuitical, �Knights of Malta�.

(156) What would Jesus think? Churches now promote Islam - Spiritual treason' seen as 'something hostile to Jesus Christ himself' by Michael Carl, WND, 6/24/11 
Dozens of Christian churches, from Park Hill Congregational in Denver to Hillview United Methodist in Boise, Idaho, and First United Lutheran in San Francisco to St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Honolulu, are planning to send "a message both here at home and to the Arab and Muslim world about our respect for Islam" with a time to read the Quran during worship this Sunday.It's not just wrong, but dangerous, according to Christian trends analysts.

(157) Interfaith Alliance and Islam by Matt Slick, CARM, 6/25/11 
On Sunday, June 26th, the Interfaith Alliance group is promoting a "Faith Shared" event where the Quran will be read in Christian Churches. 

(158) The Interfaith Alliance� and Islam, followup by Matt Slick, CARM, 6/27/11 
An organization called �The Interfaith Alliance� promoted a �Faith Shared� project where churches across the U.S. would do things like have a Muslim Imam read the Quran in the Christian Pulpit.

(159) Green Bay Catholic Priest David Ricken leads Mass at Lifefest Before Joint Worship with Greg Laurie by Lighthouse Trails, 7/12/11
LTRP Note: Today, a pastor sent Lighthouse Trails the link to the following news article. In view of our article on 7/11/11,  �The Jesuit Agenda and the Evangelical/Protestant Church,� we post this news item. Bishop David Ricken who led Mass at Lifefest is on the Bishops Advisory Council at Creighton University, a Jesuit school. OSHKOSH � Bishop David Ricken always wanted to go to Lifest. But since taking over as head of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay in 2008, something else always came up. [Bishop] Ricken led 9 a.m. Mass from the Thrivent Café Stage on the final day of the 13th annual Lifest celebration at Sunnyview Expo Center. Hundreds worshipped as intermittent showers trickled down on the large tent. Protestant devotions, a children�s service and the Catholic Mass each were held separately before joint worship at 11 a.m. on the grandstand featuring Lenz; Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., and head of the international Harvest Crusades.

(160) Bishop Ricken, Marian Apparitions and the Connection with Greg Laurie by Understanding The Times, 7/15/11 
Since Greg Laurie shared the platform in Oskosh, Wisconsin at the Lifest Celebration with Roman Catholic Bishop Ricken, another news item now places Laurie and Ricken in the headlines. This time it is the fascination with Marian apparitions that Ricken supports and has been promoting. It is well known that Jesuits are behind the devotion to �Our Lady of Peace� also called the "Queen of Heaven." This will be an important part of developing a One World Religion for Peace that will usher in the Antichrist. The questions that need to be asked are these: Why would Greg Laurie endorse Roman Catholic Jesuit Bishop Ricker by sharing the platform with him at the Lifest gathering? Is Laurie aware of the damage he has done to Calvary Chapel by doing this or is this just part of the game plan? While this is only speculation, one could also ask, why does Laurie link hands with Rick Warren who has linked hands with the Pope of Rome through Tony Blair for the P.E.A.C.E. Plan? Would someone (for example) Chuck Smith or Brian Brodersen please stand up and explain what is happening to the Calvary Chapel movement?

(161) In Progress: The Building of the New World Religion by Heidi Swander, July 18, 2011 
"The New Age is upon us and we are witnessing the birth pangs of the new culture and the new civilization. This is now in progress. That which is old and undesirable must go . . . The spirit has gone out of the old faiths and the true spiritual light is transferring itself into a new form which will manifest on Earth eventually as the New World Religion." So said occultist Alice Bailey (1880-1949) while under the influence of her spirit guide, Djwal Khul. As I wrote in an article last March, Bailey and her demonic counterpart actually laid the foundation for the New World Order. The New World Religion piece of that coming global order is advancing successfully on at least three fronts:

(162) The Vatican, Jerry Boykin, David Barton, and more Jesuit agendas by William Saunders, Real Time Fellowship, 7/30/11 
Report on the ecumenical, interfaith, Dominionist agenda of the Knights of Malta and Jerry Boykin. 

(163) Is the God of Chrstianity and the God of Islam the same? by Matt Slick, CARM, 8/3/11 
No, the God of Christianity and the God of Islam are not the same. First of all, the God of Christianity is a Trinity where the God of Islam is not. The Trinity is the monotheistic teaching that God exists eternally as three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In Islam, this is blatantly denied.

(164) Chuck Smith - Calvary Chapel - Knights of Malta - Vatican connection by First Plumbline Apologetics, 8/6/11 
Sorry to break this to you, but Chuck Smith is going to far, recently Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa is promoting and highly esteeming the The Grand Magisterial Chancery for the Knights of Malta - Jerry Boykin. Jerry Boykin is a returning visitor to Calvary Chapel.  YouTube video. 

(165) Chrislam � Another New Kind of Interspiritual �Christianity� by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 8/13/11 
While Terry Jones wanted to burn the Qur�an there are pastors that want to read the Qur�an in church to their congregations. In response to a local Qur�an burning, Larry Reimer, a minister of the United Church of Gainesville, decided to read Scripture from the Qur�an as part of worship services on September 12, 2010, prodded further about religious relatives. �Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are all part of the Abrahamic tree of faith. We all believe in the same God, and in many aspects we are all trying to accomplish the same goals.�

(166) Land buys a big Tri-Faith leap (Christians, Jews & Muslims) by Christopher Burbach, Omaha World Herald, 12/15/11 
Omaha Jewish, Muslim and Christian organizations have purchased land for neighboring houses of worship, and at least one, Temple Israel, plans to begin construction in the spring of 2012, leaders of the Tri-Faith Initiative said Tuesday. Construction also is expected to begin next year on a planned fourth building, called a Tri-Faith Center, with social, educational and conference facilities that all the groups could use.

(167) James Robison: The Lord wants Protestants and Catholics to unite as one by Sue, Suze Blog, 12/19/11 
James Robinson sounds like the new spokesperson for Catholicism on his TV broadcast show Life Today. Robinson praised Fox News Contributor Fr. Jonathon Morris, claiming the Lord was upon him and we should listen to him.

(168) Keep Thy Heart with All Diligence by David Dombrowski, 12/21/11 
A growing and subtle tactic that is actually producing more �bridges� is to invite speakers of differing values, perspectives, and doctrines to the same conference and thereby make the speaker of compromised or apostate teachings appear more credible.

(169) Countering the Counter Reformation in the Midst of Evangelical Christianity by Roger Oakland, 1/10/12 
In June of 2005, Paul Smith recommended that Another Jesus: The Eucharistic Christ and the New Evangelization be given out to the Calvary pastors at the annual senior pastors conference at Murrieta. As UTT did with New Wine and the Babylonian Vine, the books were donated through Calvary Distribution and handed out. In the back of the book is a commentary called �Passion Evangelism� that exposes Mel Gibson�s plan to win the world to the Eucharistic Christ. By many accounts, the conference was deemed to be a watershed. A panel discussion one afternoon about Calvary basics ended up in a free-for-all. Greg Laurie led the way with Bob Coy in stand-up comedy. Things got serious when Greg Laurie chastised pastors for not participating in Harvest Crusades just because of his desire to be linked with Purpose Driven globalist pastor, Rick Warren. The only pastor who seemed to be in favor of studying the Bible instead of someone�s book was Mike Macintosh.

(170) Wheaton College �Dialogue� Evening � Exploring �Common Ground� with Catholicism in �A Conversation on Unity� by Lighthouse Trails, 1/31/12 
On March 26, 2012, Reformed pastor John Armstrong and Catholic Cardinal George of Chicago will come together at Wheaton College for �A Conversation on Unity in Christ�s Mission.�

(171) Global Ecumenism: The High Road to Trampling Truth Underfoot by Chris Lawson, Spiritual Research Network, 2/13/12 
In summary, the heavily coalescing global ecumenical movement is a counterfeit Christianity. It is rapidly blending with Liberal churches and an entire generation of pagans and churchgoers that have been born and steeped in societies rife with �politically correct� thinking and New Age Christ Consciousness Interfaith teachings. In the name of the ecumenical Jesus which cannot save from sin and hell, people around the world are embracing this movement as a movement of love, tolerance and unity. To many it is a movement where the Divine, the Silence, the Divine Mystery, mystical Ecstasy, Samadhi, Enlightenment and much more can all be experienced and where �archaic dogma� such as the Bible is downplayed and cast out. [33] Even things as extreme as consciousness altering contemplative (occult) meditation are taking place in churches that at one time used to effectively teach the Bible. The end result in all of this is a mystical system that utterly rejects Jesus Christ as the only way to God, or morphs Him into something He is clearly not. It is a system that is accepting of anyone and everyone that says that Mary is �Co-Redemptrix,� that �Eucharistic Adoration� is true worship [34] and that �mystically� all paths can lead to God!

(172) Sharing Speaking Platforms: Compromises and Consequences - When Leaders Wrongly Share Speaking Platforms with Ecumenists and Teachers of False Doctrineby Chris Lawson, Spiritual Research Network, 2/21/12 
Many years ago Pastor Chuck Smith�s long-time associate, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa�s Associate Pastor, L.E. Romaine, once told me personally�Don�t complain about it unless you first try to do something about it.� Pastor Romaine was exhorting us (pastors) not to complain about anything, unless we seek first to aright the situation, no matter what it is. Obviously, the Bible says we are not to grumble and complain, and Romaine knew that too. Romaine was simply communicating to us that we ought to deal with issues and not make messes in the church; theological, or otherwise. The following material is not meant to be a complaint, but an introduction as to why Calvary Chapel is not standing against Ecumenical compromises. I am not complaining, I am telling the truth.

(173) What is More than Gold? by First Pumbline Apologetics, 2/25/12 
More than Gold (MTG) was formed in VANCOUVER Canada in 2004, as a means to use the Olympics as a platform for promoting Church Unity, with the added Roman Catholic agenda to eventually bring people directly under Papal subjection.

(174) Rick Warren builds bridge to Muslims by Carlos Delgado, OC Register, 2/27/12 
The Rev. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest and one of America's most influential Christian leaders, has embarked on an effort to heal divisions between evangelical Christians and Muslims by partnering with Southern California mosques and proposing a set of theological principles that includes acknowledging that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

(175) Concerning Ecumenism? The people speak! - Open Letter To David Sedaca And LCJE, 2/27/12 
Ecumenism is not a side issue. It is a matter of utmost importance that we resist the tide. Below are some of the people who have signed the petition to call Lausanne Consultation for Jewish Evangelism to renounce their ecumenism and to guarantee their abstinence from any ecumenical partnerships. They are all from different churches and ministries but that are all united in this belief that Ecumenism is a danger to the body of Christ.

(176) Rick Warren's "Bridge to Islam" - Joseph Farah challenges megapastor over latest friendship overture by Joseph Farah, 2/29/12 
Here is the key to illustrating his error: Do Muslims even claim to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as Christians and Jews do? No, they do not. They believe God did not create a covenant with Isaac and Jacob, but rather with Abraham�s firstborn son Ishmael. They believe the Jewish and Christian Bibles are misrepresentations of truth. They believe the Quran accurately and faithfully represents the true personality and will of God.

(177) Calvary Chapel Pastors and CCOF Ministry Reject Warnings About Ecumenical Jerry Boykin by Chris Lawson, Spiritul Research Network, 3/1/12 
Letter to Roger Wing (CCOF Ministry).  This material is being presented here because I have spent hundreds of hours researching, writing, and in correspondence with many people from Calvary Chapel fellowships who are tired of the numerous big-name Calvary Chapel pastors who are compromising Scripture for the sake of ecumenical relations. I have no personal issues with Jerry Boykin, nor am I on a diatribe against fellow pastors. I am however extremely concerned about the continued Calvary Chapel slide into popular Christianity and the ecumenism that many have been grievously observing for years now. It is clear to many that next to nothing is being done about it and as a pastor I refuse to be a bystander while the flock of God is being ravaged from within. 

(178) Apprising Ministries Exclusive On Rick Warren, Jim Hinch and Islam by Ken Silva, 3/5/12 
Apprising Ministries has long been a leading critic of the semi-pelagian (at best) doctrine of Southern Baptist megachurch pastor Rick Warren. In articles like Rick Warren And Teachings Of Demons I�ve also clearly documented his sinful ecumenicism as well. Of course that�s merely one of the fruits festering within apostatizing evangelicalism because of its foolish fascination with corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism.

(179) Rick Warren, Islam, and the Real Issue by Eric Barger, 3/7/12 
Warren can deny the word "Chrislam" all he wants. He can line up surrogates to speak for him day and night. But until he recants the Yale document and clearly defines that Islam's prophet, Isa, isn't Jesus Christ and that Islam's false god, Allah, isn't Jehovah, lots of us are going to speak louder and louder. No matter how you slice it, to confuse Islam's deity with God Almighty is a denial of the one true and living God and His only Son. 

(180) Does Rick Warren Believe Christians & Muslims Pray to "Same God?" by Understanding The Times, 3/9/12 
Rick Warren denied the contents of a February 23 Orange County Register article that said Warren's church and Muslims worship the "same God." However, documents recently released by Jim Hinch to Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries show how Hinch came to his conclusion in his story "Rick Warren Builds Bridge to Muslims." The OC Register reporter shared a part of the King's Way document that was agreed upon by local Muslims and Warren's church. This document shows how Hinch came to his conclusions.

(181) Rick Warren Doublespeak by Understanding The Times, 3/9/12 
Rick Warren is an expert at saying one thing one time and then making public statements saying that he did not say what he said. On March 25, 2011 Rick Warren spoke at Saddleback along with Tony Blair and they explained their coming idea for a PEACE Plan that could unite all religions. Warren is a master at double-speak. 

(182) Rick Warren Says No Kingsway Document And No Saddleback "Staff" Involved by Ken Silva, 3/12/12 
To get to the bottom of this, someone needs to sit Rick Warren down and make him define the words he�s using.

(183) Looking to the Past to Unravel Confusion About Rick Warren, Islam, and Warren�s All-Inclusive �Second Reformation� by Lighthouse Trails, 3/14/12 
A recent Orange County Register news story titled �Rick Warren builds bridge to Muslims�  has caught the attention of many people including several online news sources. The story resulted in a rebuttal by Rick Warren, denying the allegations the article made. For those who are trying to figure out what Rick Warren�s true beliefs are regarding Muslims and Christians uniting, we think the best way to unravel the confusion is to take a look at the past.

(184) More On The Kings Way Presentation At Saddleback Church by Ken Silva, 3/16/12 
Apprising Minsitries continues our coverage of what�s becoming Kings Way-gate. Unfortunately, leading Southern Baptist pastor Rick Warren seems to be sounding more like SBC politician Bill Clinton than a Christian pastor.

Updated! (185) Rick Warren once again caught up in controversy by Marsha West, Renew America, 3/21/12 
Rick Warren has been pushing interfaith dialogue for years. So it's no surprise that he's attempting to build a bridge between Christians and Muslims. There's nothing wrong with doing that as long as the primary purpose is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Mark 16:15-16 However, Jim Hinch stated that he was told by Pastor Tom Holladay "King's Way was an effort to build bridges of friendship and cooperation, not an attempt to evangelize." (Online source) Rick Warren once said, "I see absolutely zero reason in separating my fellowship from anybody." In his ecumenical outreach, Southern Baptist Pastor Rick Warren has associated with the apostate Roman Catholic Church, the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. These last two organizations have as primary goals setting up a global government and bringing all religions of the world together, respectively. Pastor Warren awarded the former Prime Minister of Britton, who is a recent convert to Catholicism, the annual International Medal of PEACE.  Read Part 1 & Part 2

(186) Rick Warren, Emergents, and Muslims by Joe Schimmel, Good Fight Ministries, 3/30/12 
Video on the issue of Rick Warren's beliefs on Muslims. 

(187) �Chrislam� - Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God? by Pastor Larry DeBruyn, Gurading His Flock Ministries, 3/31/12 
Some Christians naively and mistakenly equate that because Christianity and Islam are monotheistic faiths (belief in one God), Christians and Muslims worship the same God, the synthesis of the two religions being labeled, �Chrislam.�[1] Mega church leader Rick Warren calls the reconciliation King�s Way.[2] To advocates for the synthesis, any differences between the two religions are viewed as superficial. Differences can be overcome by an ecumenical appeal to the �nobler side� of the different religion�s devotees. After all, only the names for God differ.  Muslims call Him Allah, while Christians address Him as Lord. The singleness of God is thought of as an ecumenical rallying point, a basis for mutual understanding, if not some kind of unity, between the religions.

(188) When Love Divorces Doctrine and Unity Rejects Truth - A Response to End-Time Ecumenism by Dr. John C. Whitcomb, Whitcomb Ministries, Inc., 7/24/12 
It is evident that leading neo-evangelicals believe that our main goal is to eliminate doctrinal distinctives and to emphasize unity among those claiming to be believers. 

(189) A Rising World Religion - Neo-paganism, Neo-satanism, Neo-christianity.... What's the difference? - Not much! But the consequence of rejecting Truth will be tyranny and persecution! by Berit Kjos, 8/10/12 
Don't forget: As the post-Christian nations of the West turn from God's Truth and ways to popular alternatives as did ancient Israel, He may well raise up powerful enemies -- today's version of Babylon -- that will conquer and oppress our nation. 

(190) Surprising List of Speakers at �Rediscovering God in America� Conference Draws Strong Concerns by Roger Oakland, 8/11/12 
As I pen these words, a conference is taking place this weekend that is further indication of the spiritual deception and the blurring of lines happening in the church today. Some call this deception in the church a conspiracy. In our view, the deception should be called outright heresy and part of the Great Apostasy (2 Thessalonians 2:3). Will anyone wake up and smell the smoke? Apparently, no one is willing to say a word. Where is the discernment? Where are the pastors who should be warning?

(191) The Evangelical Ecumenical Apostasy of the Present Day (YouTube video) by Richard Bennett, The Berean Beacon, 4/10/13 
At the present time, an appalling Evangelical Ecumenical Apostasy has happened. What is at stake is the very righteousness of Christ Jesus the Lord in His perfect, finished work that is proclaimed in the Gospel. In fact, many well-known Evangelicals in their endeavors to attract people have concealed the Gospel of grace. The video that you are about to see gives the names of those who embrace this horrendous apostasy. We ask that you make this video known to your church. The hour has come for biblical separation from those who have perverted the very Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In face of all this abounding deception, how do we live and reign daily with Christ Jesus? The Apostle Paul gives us the answer, �For if by one man�s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ� (Romans 5:20-21). As you profess your faith in Jesus Christ alone, if you can, let us hear from you at: It is imperative that we do something, so kindly make the video known to others by forwarding its URL to your church, family, and friends. 

(192) Texas Mega-Church Welcomes Islamists to �Global Faith Forum� at Understand The Times, 5/29/13 
The 3,000-member NorthWood Church of Keller, T.X. is holding a �Global Faith Forum� in November. In yet another Islamist-attended interfaith event, Christians will hear from a former Saudi intelligence chief, a former director-general of Al-Jazeera, officials from U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entities and the non-Muslims who embrace them.

(193) When All Religions Become One by Mike Oppenheimer, at The Berean Call, 6/21/13 
It's been stated that there are only two religious systems in the world, though there are thousands of religions. The most popular system is that man makes his own way to God and does various works to please Him, to be accepted by Him (or her, or it). The other way, the true way -- that God came from heaven, became man, did the work for mankind that no other man could do, and man needs to accept it and live by it.

(194) Youth build multi-faith community in Bossey by World Council Of Churches, 9/3/13 
This article is for infomation pruposes only.  We certainly do not agree with WCC programs. 

(195) Chrislam � The Blending Together of Islam & Christianity (Booklet) by Mike Oppenheimer, 9/3/13 
Chrislam � The Blending Together of Islam & Christianity written by Mike Oppenheimer is our newest Lighthouse Trails Print Booklet Tract. The booklet tract is 18 pages long and sells for $1.95 for single copies. Quantity discounts are as much as 50% off retail.  Below is the content of the booklet. To order copies of Chrislam � The Blending Together of Islam & Christianity, click here.  There is also an Appendix titled �Rick Warren�s Muslim �Man of Peace.�

(196) Assembly of God CEO forms ties of faith with Church of LDS by The Berean Call, 10/3/13 
�God is playing a role in all religions and that Christians are more united than they sometimes think.� ~ George O. Wood

(197) Is Luis Palau A Wolf in Sheep�s Clothing? Why Are Roman Catholic Priests Permitted To Hear Confessions, and Rosary Beads Distributed At His Crusades! by Soul Refuge, 10/9/13 
Luis Palau has been working hand in hand with the Roman Catholic Church, at his evangelistic crusades, for decades now. In a recent interview with Christianity Today, Luis Palau spoke very highly about his friend Jorge Bergoglio, better known as the Catholic Pope Francis.

(198) An Evaluation of Muslim Dreams & Visions of Isa (Jesus) by Dennis McBride, 10/19/13 - Read Part 1 & Part 2
Conclusion: If Muslims were having dreams about Jesus, which resulted in opening their hearts to the gospel, I�d say, �Praise the Lord�, because I believe the Holy Spirit can use natural dreams to convict people of their need for salvation and direct them to the gospel if He so chooses. However, the reports I�m hearing and reading claim that Jesus Himself, in the person of Isa, is appearing to Muslims in dreams. I must reject the accuracy of those claims for all the reasons outlined above, and conclude that such dreams and visions lack biblical authority and must therefore be viewed as extra-biblical experiences generated from sources other than the Holy Spirit. I must also continue to pray that the gospel of Jesus Christ, not dreams and visions of Isa, will permeate Muslim communities throughout the world for the glory of our Lord and the salvation of many precious souls.

(199) Toward Big Hearted Ecumenism: Pope Francis Speaks to Lutheran Leaders and Shows Us the Way by Deacon Keith Fournier, Catholic Online, 11/5/13 
Pope Francis met with members of the Lutheran-Catholic Commission on Unity. Like his predecessors, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, Francis is a Pope of Christian unity. Francis said: "We must try to bring about unity. Today, I spent 40 minutes with an evangelical pastor. And we prayed together, seeking unity." Timothy George, the dean of Beeson Divinity School wrote a piece entitled, Our Francis, Too: Why we can enthusiastically join arms with the Catholic leader. He wrote: "Catholics and evangelicals are the two largest faith communities in the body of Christ. Without forgetting the deep differences that divide us, now as never before we are called to stand and work together for the cause of Christ in a broken world!" Mike Gendron of Prclaiming The Gospel comments: Biblical unity is a sovereign work of the Holy Spirit, not man. This unity occurs with the Holy Spirit baptizes believers, who share a common faith in the Gospel, into the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13; John 1:12-13). False unity is a work of man's prideful ambitions and can only be accomplished by suppressing or rejecting doctrinal truth (Genesis 11:1-9).

(200) Apostasy and Ecumenism Exposed - The exponential growth of apostasy and resources to help you avoid it by Chris Lawson, 11/23/13 
Excellent Bible study and research link recommendations.

(201) Nevada�s Interspiritual Scene � �Faith Leaders� Pray to the �Gods� For Rainat Lighthouse Trails, 2/8/14 
LTRP Note: Out of House News Source posted for informational and research purposes and not as an endorsement. PRLog (Press Release) - Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha�i and other faith leaders participated in a joint prayer service in Nevada on February one afternoon urging for divine intervention in view of persistent drought conditions in Western USA. Held at Mormon Chapel in Sparks, this Service included religious leaders from Roman Catholic, First Congregational Church of Reno, Northern Nevada Muslim Community, Universal Society of Hinduism, Reno Buddhist Center, North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation & Temple Beth Or, Baha�i community, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), International Community of Christ, Unification Church and Circle�s Edge Center for Spiritual Living;  who prayed in their respective traditions seeking God�s blessings for rain and snow to help farmers, ranchers and others. Sparks Mayor Geno R. Martini also participated and delivered his words of support. 

(202) Christlam: Merging Christianity with Islam by Laurie Roth, News With Views, 2/14/14 
There is zero relationship at all with Islam, Muhammad and Allah, and Christianity, Jesus Christ and Jehovah. It is blaspheming Christ and the Holy Bible to dare even talk about combining the two faiths with Any �poser� pastor, including big dog Rick Warren and any other who dares include Islam as part of the Christian family is false, evil and from the pit of hell...

(203) Hope 2014 by First Plumbline, 3/9/13 
Since 2008, Hope Together has been working effortlessly in making sure that many of the evangelical churches are given over to the RCC, with little or no resistance from Pastors and leaders, we encourage you do not let your particular church group fall victim and pray to the ecumenical movement through Hope Together, in our experiance we have seen first hand through Hope Together is caperble of using decietful means, with regaurds to Roman Catholosism history shown the results of what the Vatican is capable of even to the point of covering up its past crimes and covertly giving misleading information even by keeping its atrocities secret, and this had been recently proven by the media and Victims on the following subjects, Trafficking and abduction of babies in Australia, UK, Spain and Argentina, the sexual abuse of children and even in its history of both the Spanish Inquisition and the Medieval Inquisition, Historical documents on the victimes of the Catholic Inquisitions and in recent history during WWII such as Jasenovac in Croatia and in Balkan history we know the Vatican cannot be trusted, in the UK much of the information on Romes history today is forgotten until recently but many evangelicals are simply not learning from its past.

(204) Christian Leaders Continue To Endorse "Chrislam" by Christine Pasciuti, 3/20/14 
Rather than trying to pretend we believe the same things - a frank and honest discussion about our differences would seem to make much more sense. 

(205) Christians Are Being Duped Into Believing the �One God� Doctrine of Chrislam by Christine Pasciuti, 4/19/14 
In greater numbers, well-meaning Christian leaders all over the U.S. are calling for an ecumenical embrace of their Islamic brothers and sisters, even mingling Christian and Islamic doctrine in their church services, in the hopes of finding common ground in the worship of �one God.�

(206) Pope calls Muslims 'brothers' at Dome of the Rock at Understand The Times, 5/27/14 
Pope Francis on Monday urged his "brother" Muslims to never abuse God's name through violence as he opened the third and final day of his Mideast pilgrimage with a visit to the Dome of the Rock, the iconic shrine located at the third-holiest spot in Islam.

(207) The Islamizing Of America�s Churches - How Some Pastors Are Selling Out The Faith by Al Dagar, Media Spotlight, 6/17/14 
As  for  true  give-and-take  in  these  �dialogues,�  would  any Muslim  imam  invite  Christians  into  his  mosque  to  say  that Mohammed is not a true prophet of God? Or to say that he was a false prophet, or that Islam is a satanic religion? Would anyone ever be able to say anything negative about any aspect of Islam, no matter how small? Never. These Christian leaders who kowtow to Islam are not even good enough to be called hirelings as described by Jesus, who run when they see the wolves coming to feed on the flock. They open the gates and invite the wolves in, then stand there smiling while the flock is being devoured. Then they tell the wolves to come back at a later date; they�ll have more lambs for them to eat.

(208) Pope Francis Orders Vatican To Create First Ever Art Exhibition To Promote Chrislam by NTEB News Desk, 6/26/14 
Pope Francis can best be described as a man on a mission. That mission seems to be the unification of the Vatican�s Roman Catholic system with Islam. This demonic hybrid is what is more commonly known as Chrislam. Francis is building on the already impressive body of work in this field started by apostate Emergent Church preacher Rick Warren. German website DW reports that for the first time ever, the Vatican is staging an unusual exhibition in the Emirate of Shajah. The show is seen as a sign of openness and cooperation between religions.

(284) Rick Warren's Ecumenical Path to Rome Continues by Roger Oakland, 6/29/14 
Understand the Times has posted a new commentary called Rick Warren And The Chaplet Of Divine Mercy. This is part 5 of a 5 part series on the topic of Warren's interview with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN. For those who are not familiar with EWTN, then more information is necessary at this time. EWTN stands for Eternal Word Television Network. This American-based network is better known as the Roman Catholic Television Network founded by Mother Angelica, which began broadcasting in 1981. 

(285) TV Preachers [Copeland, Robison] Glowingly Describe Meeting with Pope to Tear Down �Walls of Division� by Lighthouse Trails, 7/3/14 
ROME � Two controversial TV preachers recently met Pope Francis in an effort to work toward tearing down the �walls of division� between Catholics and Protestants.

(286) An Evaluation of Muslim Dreams & Visions of Isa (Jesus) by Dennis McBride, 7/9/14 
My Goal: The goal of this paper is to evaluate the reported phenomenon of Jesus (Isa) appearing to some Muslims in dreams and visions, and to discern if such reports fit the pattern of Scripture as determined through conservative grammatical/historical principles of interpretation (hermeneutics). My Concerns: I first became aware of the Muslin dreams phenomenon through a Christian brother who spoke with great excitement about a special moving of the Lord within Muslim communities. I wanted to share his excitement because I knew something of the difficulties of Muslim evangelism, and the great joy missionaries experience over even one Muslim coming to faith in Christ. However, over the course of our conversations my questions and concerns started to mount. In short, I questioned if it was really Jesus appearing to these people, and if so, why? What special circumstances at this point in redemptive history would necessitate Him personally intervening, when He said it would be the Holy Spirit�s role to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment through the preaching of the gospel by human preachers (John 16:8; Rom. 10:14-15; 1 Cor. 1:21)? I had no desire to resist or even question what God might be doing, but I feared these dreams of Isa might be little more than extra-biblical psychological or spiritual encounters that could supplant God�s Word and potentially lead their participants away from biblical authority rather than into it. And I was greatly concerned to hear the supposedly biblical rationale some of my fellow conservative Bible teachers were offering in defense of this movement. Some former defenders of the centrality and sufficiency of God�s Word in evangelism seemed suddenly to be sacrificing that doctrine on the altar of subjective mystical encounters. I needed to understand why, and to evaluate their rationale by God�s Word. I also needed to examine Isa�s communication to determine if it was consistent with Christ�s communication while He was on earth.  Read Part 1 & Part 2

(287) Pope Francis Meets Evangelical Delegation at The Berean Call, 7/11/14 
[TBC: Rome has consistently stated it has never changed. Consequently, only the �evangelicals� have compromised their position. In the hope of sharing �love� to a �hurting world,� we must first of all share the biblical gospel�something denied by Catholicism with its gospel of works.]

(288) Evangelical Church Takes Another Big Step Toward Rome�This Time? Franklin Graham  by Lighthouse Trails, 8/27/14 
Editor�s Note: As we continue on with our coverage regarding evangelical leaders and their ecumenical moves toward Roman Catholicism, we once again wish to state that we bear no animosity toward individual Catholics, but we are compelled to challenge these leaders on their compromise of the Christian faith according to Scripture.

(289) �Stage Managed� Ecumenism by Orrell Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 19, No. 4, July/August 2014 
Unbelievable and largely unseen ecumenical coalitions and ad hoc alliances are forming. These alliances are being forged by a small cadre of seeker-driven mega church celebrity pastors/authors. These vision-casting celebrities are in effect acting as power brokers in forming ecumenical coalitions. As with all coalitions these players are attempting to gain something for themselves and their �ministries� and the expanding of their personal reputations. They are willing to exchange their platforms and pulpits with other celebrities of like class and clout. These platform exchanges often cross boundaries into false and even heretical territory. Consequently, these celebrities become an endorsement of false teaching to the masses of low information evangelicals who are fans of these various Christian celebrities. The opportunity for these maneuvers is that classical evangelicalism as a theologically descriptive word is becoming near meaningless. Gregory Thornbury, now president of Kings College states: �the evangelicalism I signed up for is gone forever....In fact many leading theologians today see evangelicalism as a relic of a by gone era.� (Thornbury, Recovering Classic Evangelicalism, Crossway, 2013, pp. 223)   The vacuum created by the disappearance of classical evangelicalism, unfortunately has been filled by TV ministries, bookstores, stadiums rallies, mega churches and extended mega church campuses and their media promotions.

(290) The Catholic Church�s Role in the Coming One-World Global Religion by Roger Oakland, 9/7/14 
I am not certain when I first realized that the Roman Catholic Church, particularly the Jesuits, were the root force behind the coming one-world religion. If I were pressed to come up with an original time, it would be difficult. Coming to this realization was more of a process for me. The Bible foretells the coming of the Harlot. G.S. McLean always instilled in me that the harlot was apostate Christianity. This I still believe is the proper definition.

(291) Russell Moore, Rick Warren to Join �Pope Francis� With Muslims, Buddhists for Interfaith Conference at Understand The Times, 11/10/14 
Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Saddleback megachurch leader Rick Warren will team up with Roman Catholic Pontiff Francis later this month for an interfaith Vatican conference on marriage and family. �Complementarity of Man and Woman,� will be held Nov. 17-19 at the Vatican, and is expected to feature more than 30 speakers from over 20 countries. According to the Catholic News Service, those of the Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jaina Shasana, Taoist and Sikh religions will be present, as well as Roman Catholics and professing Christians.

(292) Catholics and Muslims, working together to serve others at Understand The Times, 11/13/14 
The third seminar of the Catholic-Muslim Forum was held in Rome from 11 to 13 November, on the theme �Working Together to Serve Others�. Three specific issues were considered: working together to serve young people, enhancing interreligious dialogue, and service to society.

(293) In a first, Washington National Cathedral to host Friday Muslim prayer service at Lighthouse Trails, 11/14/14 
Washington National Cathedral, known for presidential funerals and other major spiritual services, will host a Muslim prayer service for the first time Friday.

(294) Rick Warren at the Vatican Humanum Conference: "We All Love Jesus Christ" by Do Not Be Surprised, 11/21/14 
Rick Warren spoke on the "Biblical Meaning of Marriage" Tuesday at the Vatican, where he is among 30 global religious leaders examining the changing roles of marriage and family in the world. Warren joined leaders from 23 countries and 14 religions invited by Pope Francis on at the kickoff Monday to The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium. �It�s great to be with leaders from different streams of Christianity from all over the world,� Warren said from the Vatican on Monday.  �Although we have some differences, we all love Jesus Christ and we all want marriages and families to be healthy and strong.� Upon meeting Pope Francis, Warren said: �Up close, you can feel the humility and compassion that others see from afar.�

(295) Muslims Chant to Remove Jesus at Washington�s National Cathedral by Roger Oakland, 11/24/14 
It looked like a chilling scene from a Last Days, anti-Christ-takes-over-the-world disaster movie. Hundreds of Muslims take over America�s most notable church, prostrate on their prayer rugs as their unified chant echoes out in full volume: �There is only one god, he begets not and I bear witness that Muhammad is His only servant and Apostle." Only this was not a movie. This was the scene, last Friday, for the first time in history, at the iconic National Cathedral in Washington, where orthodox Muslim clerics were invited to lead an Islamic prayer service. A congregation of hundreds were lead by an Imam in declaring that �god has no son, that Jesus Christ cannot be his son, and that there is no god like Allah.� Only a single middle-age woman jumped up in the middle of the service and shouted, �America was founded on Christian principles. .?.?. Leave our church alone!� She was escorted quickly out of the church by security guards.

(296) Will Rick Warren Play a Role In Persuading Some Calvary Chapel Pastors To Follow His Lead Towards Ecumenical Evangelicalism? by Understand the Times, 12/5/14 
On November 17-19, 2014, an interreligious conference was hosted at the Vatican to discuss the sanctity of marriage under the definition that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. Beside numerous representatives of the Roman Catholic Church, the conference was attended and addressed by members of the Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, and Mormon faiths. Also, well-known Christian evangelical leaders from the United States�Pastor Rick Warren and Russel Moore�played a major role and were in attendance.

(297) �Pope Francis� Bows Head in �Silent Adoration� Beside Islamic Grand Mufti in Turkey�s Blue Mosque by Heather Clark, 12/6/14 
ISTANBUL, Turkey � In a move that drew some concerns from onlookers worldwide, the Roman Catholic pontiff known as Francis visited Turkey�s Blue Mosque on Saturday, expressing reverence during a moment of prayer observed by the nation�s grand mufti, who led him on a tour of the Islamic facility. According to reports, Francis took off his shoes, folded his hands and bowed his head, standing silently next to Rahmi Yaran, who serves as the nation�s highest Islamic leader as grand mufti. The two faced Mecca as Yaran prayed with his palms raised.

(298) City Calls on Allah, Zeus, Satan by Bob Unruh, 12/12/14 
He prayed: "Mother Earth, we gather today in your redeeming and glorious presence to invoke your eternal guidance in the universe, the original creator of all things. May the efforts of this council blend the righteousness of Allah with the all knowing wisdom of Satan. May Zeus, the great god of justice, grant us strength tonight. Jesus might forgive our shortcomings while Buddha enlightens us through his divine affection. We praise you Krishna for the sanguine sacrifice that freed us all. After all, if almighty Thor is with us, who can ever be against us? And finally for the bounty of logic, reason and science, we simply thank the atheists, agnostics, humanists, who now account for one in five Americans and growing rapidly. In closing. Let us above all, love one another, not to obtain mythical rewards for ourselves now, hereafter or based on superstitious threats of eternal damnation, but rather embrace secular-based principles of morality, and do good for goodness sake. And so we pray, so what?"

(299) Rick Warren on Roman Catholicism: "We have more in common than what divides us" at The Berean Call, 12/17/14 
Warren, whose Purpose Driven Life and Purpose Driven Church books have sold millions of copies around the world, recorded a video interview for the Catholic News Service in which he said: "We have far more in common than what divides us." He continued: "When you talk about Pentecostals, charismatics, evangelicals, fundamentalists, Catholics, Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians ... Well, they would all say we believe in the trinity, we believe in the Bible, we believe in the resurrection, we believe salvation is through Jesus Christ. These are the big issues.  (ACT Commentary: I'm sorry to say this but Warren has proven himself, yet again, to be one of the biggest ignoramuses in Christianity.  Trinity? They have basically added Mary to the Godhead.  The Bible? They believe that the Scriptures and Tradition are equal in authority.  Salvation? They do not believe that salvation is by grace alone, and the pope has indicated that all major religions worship the same God.  How then is Catholicism ANYTHING like Biblical Christianity?) 

(300) New Trend: �Radically Inclusive� Churches That Embrace All Religions And All Lifestyles by End Of The American Dream, 3/27/15 
If you want as many people to attend your church as possible, why limit yourself to just Christians?  All over America, �radically inclusive� churches that embrace all religions and all lifestyles are starting to pop up.  Church services that incorporate elements of Hinduism, Islam, native American religions and even Wicca are becoming increasingly common.  And even if you don�t believe anything at all, that is okay with these churches too.  In fact, as you will see below, one Presbyterian minister in Oregon is even inviting people to �bring their own god� to church.  But if these churches don�t really stand for anything at all, what is their purpose?  And what does the popularity of these churches say about the future of religion in America?

(301) Pope Francis says it's the devil who divides Protestants and Catholics at Understand The Times, 6/4/15 
Pope Francis has described the division between the different denominations of the Church as the work of the devil. "Division is the work of the Father of Lies, the Father of Discord, who does everything possible to keep us divided," he said in a video message a 'Celebration of Christian Unity' event organised by the John 17 Movement in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday. The movement is named after the biblical passage in which Jesus prays for his disciples "that they may be one as we are one".

(302) Rick Warren Will Speak At Papal Mass In Philadelphia by Marsha West, 7/5/15 
Southern Baptist pastor Rick Warren will be a part of the ecumenical and interfaith gathering this September where Pope Francis himself is expected to appear. In the Catholic Herald piece we learn that the most important thing that can happen at the week long congress is conversion so that �families can become a force of change for good.� Obviously the conversion they�re referring to is placing their faith in Roman Catholicism. So it�s doubtful that the purveyor of pragmatism, Rick Warren, will share the true gospel of Jesus Christ during his speech, as that would certainly be viewed as divisive. But we shall see. The Catholic Herald�s report begins: More than 1.5 million people are expected for the Mass with Pope Francis in Philadelphia this September, said organisers of the next World Meeting of Families. A high-level delegation from Philadelphia, led by Archbishop Charles J Chaput, was in Rome as of Monday to meet Vatican officials, review some of the planning and promote the week-long congress.

(303) Letter to the Editor: Brian McLaren, Jim Wallis, Marianne Williamson Speaking at �Parliament of the World Religions� at Lighthouse Trails, 7/20/15 
Dear Lighthouse Trails: I wanted to alert you of the 2015 PARLIAMENT of the World Religions, taking place Oct.15-19 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  For the first time in more than 20 years, they are holding this conference in the U.S.  The last time it was held in the U.S. was 1993 in Chicago. (Previous Parliaments were held: 2009 in Australia, 2004 in Spain, 1999 in South Africa, 1993 in Chicago, 1893 in Chicago). Of note is that this 2015 PARLIAMENT of the World Religions is being held in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Mormon capital of the world! Here is the website: Notable speakers include those you have warned your readers about in the past: 1) Marianne Williamson (New Age Leader and Rick Warren supporter) See link: 2) Brian McLaren (Emergent/Contemplative/Universalist Author & Speaker, CANA Initiative founder) See link: 3) Jim Wallis (Sojourners founder, �social-justice gospel� advocate, �Christian Palestianism�/anti-Israel advocate) See link: Other notable speakers include: -The 14th Dalai Lama (Current head of Tibetan Buddhism, 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner) -Swami Suhitananda (Indian Guru) -Tariq Ramadan�founder of the European Muslim Network, advisor to the European Union -Michael Bernard Beckwith��New Thought� (or New Spirituality) Leader and founder of Agape International Spiritual Center -A Lakota nation tribal leader (Native-American) -a Mormon author -a U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Satan is putting together this ONE WORLD RELIGION through unbiblical �interreligious� conferences like this one. Marianne Williamson, Brian McLaren and Jim Wallis are part of this false ecumenical �ONE� global movement. Truth and error are no longer being discussed. It�s all about dialogue and �interconnecting� in relational �ONE-ness.� This global conference, being held in the U.S. after more than 20 years, is an example of these sobering days we are living in�In Christ, CONCERNED IN CALIFORNIA

(304) Goddess Kali projected on New York's Empire State Building at Understand The Times, 8/13/15 
In a breathtaking spectacle, Goddess Kali was projected on the Empire State Building in New York. Artist Andrew Jones designed the portrait of the goddess to make the point that Mother Nature now more than ever needs a fierce avatar to fight the dangers of pollution and extinction, reported.

(305) Ecumenism or Separation � Which? a transcript of a message given in Motherwell, Scotland, by the evangelist and Bible teacher William Trew (1902-1971) 
We today have a responsibility to the future generation, to hold inviolate all the precious truth of God and to pass it on to them complete. Our only safety lies in being content to be guided by the Scriptures, satisfied to live within the limits of the revealed will of God, whatever the consequences. The judgment seat of Christ is before us when �Every man�s work shall be made manifest� and �The fire shall try every man�s work of what sort it is� and �in that day� it will be faithfulness begotten of devotion to Christ that will count, and it will be sweet to hear Him say, �Well done thou good and faithful servant.�

(306) Singing for Pope Francis in an Ecumenical Setting at The Berean Call, 8/26/15 
Christian songwriter Darlene Zschech is singing for Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square. She will appear alongside fellow worship leader Don Moen and classical tenor Andrea Bocelli at the "Voices in Prayer" event held by Catholic charismatic group 'Renewal in the Spirit'. Thousands are expected to gather in St Peter's Square for the event, which will include prayer for persecuted Christians. Darlene Zschech, who has written many popular worship songs including "My Jesus, My Saviour (Shout To The Lord)", posted on her Facebook page that she was "honoured" to be asked to sing at the Vatican. "This is a celebration of unity and peace in the Renewal of the Holy Spirit. Amazing days for the Body of Christ", she wrote. 

(307) Pope Francis U.S. Visit 2015 Schedule and Dates: Pontiff Invites Rick Warren To Speak at Philadelphia Conference on Family at Understand The Times, 9/3/15 
Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church, has announced he will be speaking in Philadelphia later this month at the World Meeting of Families event to commence Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to the United States. Warren announced his plans to attend the event during the Sunday morning worship service at the Lake Forest, CA church. "Next month, Pope Francis is coming to America for a world gathering on families," he told the congregation. "I'm not a Catholic, and we have many differences with Catholics. But they love the Lord and we have much in common with that - we believe in the Bible, and the Trinity, and in Jesus and the resurrection." "There are probably going to be a million people in Philadelphia at this final event with Pope Francis, and he's asked me to be the final speaker," the Purpose Driven Life author continued amid cheering and applause.

(308) Pope Francis, Rick Warren, and That 2014 Catholic Interview No One Thought Important? Reminder of Its Revealing Facts About �America�s Pastor� by Lighthouse Trails, 9/10/15 
In May of 2014, Roger Oakland wrote a five-part series addressing Rick Warren�s television interview with Catholic TV host Raymond Arroyo. The facts that Roger uncovered should have sent shock waves throughout the evangelical church . . . but they didn�t. In fact, leaders and most pastors in the Christian church didn�t seem to care at all. And now, Rick Warren will be joining Pope Francis (at the Papacy�s invitation) when the Catholic pope comes to the United States this month. Warren is scheduled to be a keynote speaker at one of the events. For discerning Christians who do care about what is happening to the church, including the current ecumenical move to bring the �lost brethren� back to the Mother Church (and ultimately form a unified global religious body as the Bible states will happen), we�d like to bring to your attention these five articles by Roger Oakland and ask that you pray that many eyes will be opened to what is happening. And much of this taking place within evangelicalism, if not most of it, can be attributed to the actions of leaders such as Rick Warren, Beth Moore, the late Chuck Colson, and many others, who have escalated this dangerous ecumenism that is changing the face of mainstream Christianity today.

(309) Attempts to Blend Christianity with Other Religions by Maria Kneas, 9/13/15 
Numerous attempts have been made to blend Christianity with other religions on a world-wide scale. You can read about them in Carl Teichrib�s article �Unveiling the Global Interfaith Agenda.� There are also other attempts to merge Christianity with different religions. For example, Chrislam tries to combine Christianity with Islam. There are people who call themselves Christian witches (i.e., combining Christianity with Wicca). There are attempts to mix Christianity with Hinduism, and with Buddhism, and with Shamanism. (A shaman is a Native American medicine man.) Some people claim to be Christian witch doctors or Christian sorcerers. You can even buy a book about Christian Voodoo. Nominal Christians are people who are Christians in name only. They call themselves Christians, but they really aren�t. They don�t have a relationship with Jesus Christ, they ignore or deny foundational Christian doctrines, and they don�t try to live the way God has instructed us as described in the Bible. Such people can fit in with other religions. However, born-again Christians aren�t able to do that because they have God�s Spirit living inside them Who convicts them of sin and enables them to trust and obey the Lord. And because God is living inside them, He gives them the grace and strength to abide in Him. Simply put, biblical Christianity cannot mix with other religions.

(310) Letter to the Editor: Pope Francis Points to the �Contemplative� �Thomas Merton� in Speech to Congress . . . And the Role This Could Play in a One-World Religion at Lighthouse Trails, 9/25/15 
LTRP Note: On the morning of September 24th, Lighthouse Trails posted an article by Ray Yungen titled �Contemplative Spirituality � the Source of the Catholic Church�s Expansion�  �Coincidentally,� one hour later, Lighthouse Trails was contacted and told that the Catholic Church�s Jesuit Pope Francis  talked about Thomas Merton (using the term contemplative to describe him) when he addressed Congress. Shortly later, Lighthouse Trails received this letter to the editor below.

(311) Read What Pope Francis Said at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral at Understand The Times, 9/30/15 
"I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. I would have wished my greeting to be warmer. My sentiments of closeness, my sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy. The tragedy that they suffered in Mecca. In this moment, I give assurances of my prayers. I unite myself with you all. A prayer to almighty god, all merciful."

(312) Eye Witness Account at Parliament of the World�s Religions 2015 Reveals Growing Animosity Toward Biblical Christians by Lynette Irwin, 10/22/15 
The Parliament of the World�s Religions has an agenda and they are now very open about it. It is now an outright attack on the Christian church and the Word of God. They have decided they cannot have unity at all cost so they are trying something else: changing the doctrine of the simple Gospel of Jesus and Who He is. I was handed a booklet titled Global Ethic: A Call to our Guiding Institutions that stated: �The Parliament of the world�s religion seeks to promote interreligious harmony, rather than unity.� (p.1) They are not afraid to say that �an orthodox Bible believing Christian does not fit in our world nor will they be tolerated.� It was in our face. This Parliament is a sort of coming out of the closet for them, as was the Parliament�s in the past such as the one in 2009.

(313) Growing Number of Pastors Believe Christianity and Islam Are Similar at Understand The Times, 10/28/15 
Protestant pastors are increasingly polarized about Islam, as a growing share label the Muslim faith violent while a sharply rising minority calls it spiritually good. Although a majority considers Islam dangerous, a small but increasing segment believes Islam is similar to Christianity, according to a new survey by Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Two-thirds of Protestant pastors agree Christianity and Islam should seek to coexist in America. Seventeen percent of pastors characterize Islam as similar to Christianity, nearly double the 9 percent from five years earlier. Although views shifted in both directions, positive opinions rose more significantly. The American public, meanwhile, is twice as likely as pastors to see common ground between Islam and Christianity. In a parallel survey of 1,000 Americans, more than a third say the two faiths are similar. Compared to five years ago, pastors are much more likely to describe Islam in favorable terms. Fifty percent say Islam promotes charity, up from 33 percent. Significant numbers also describe Islam as spiritually good (32 percent, up from 19 percent), tolerant (24 percent, up from 16 percent) and open (22 percent, up from 12 percent.)

(314) New Spirituality Teacher Says �The Jig is Up� to Those Who Believe in �the Blood of the Lamb� by Lighthouse Trails, 11/6/15 
Every now and then something come along that presents our case in such a succinct and obvious way that we are compelled to share it with our readers with the hope it will leave no question as to how serious the present situation is with regard to Christianity in the Western world. Religious author Diana Butler Bass, who was one of the speakers at the recent Parliament of the World�s Religions in Salt Lake City, has written a book titled Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening. 

(315) The King and Queen of the New Religious Order by Jackie Alnor by Jackie Lanor, 11/16/15 
One thing is for sure, Francis and Oprah are doing the work of the spirit of antichrist by convoluting the teaching of the Word of God, the Bible. Their message for change is an attack on Truth. Time will tell if Oprah is the one to set the stage or if Francis will be chosen as point man to herald the global leader, the man of sin, and cause all to follow after the Antichrist.

(316) Imam, Rabbi And Pastor Join Hands In Powerful Display Of Unity at Understand The Times, 11/19/15 
The November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris has left the world reeling. Once again, religion is at the crux of a tragedy that has threatened to tear the global community apart. But in Bethesda, Maryland, Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders stood together over the weekend to share a message of solidarity. Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church hosted an interfaith service on Sunday joined by members of the Bethesda Jewish Congregation and the Islamic Community Center of Potomac Dr. Tarek Elgawhary of the ICCP, Rabbi Schnitzer of BJC and Pastor David Gray of BHPC lead the congregation through a conversation entitled, �The Pitfalls and Promise of Fear in Our Traditions and World.� "Today we lift up the ashes of our loss," said Schnitzer during the service. "The lives that continue, haunted forever by the pain of absence, we lift up the ashes of our remorse. For the charred visions of peace and the dry taste of fear, we lift up the ashes of our grief."  The service included music and readings from Christian, Jewish and Islamic traditions, followed by a shared meal for all those in attendance. Breaking bread together "further created a sense of community among people who experience the sacred in different ways but also who share much in common," Gray told The Huffington Post. With Sunday's service, the religious leaders joined countless others around the globe who are calling for peace in the midst of such unrest.

(317) Pope in Africa: Christians and Muslims Are �Brothers and Sisters� at Understand The Times, 12/3/15 
Pope Francis called for an end to interreligious violence as he visited a mosque in a Muslim neighborhood of the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, where thousands of beleaguered Muslims have been trapped by Christian militias. The pontiff concluded his three-nation Africa visit with a two-day trip to CAR, which has been beset by fighting between mainly Christian anti-Balaka and largely Muslim Seleka militias, Reuters reported. On Monday, Francis visited the Koudoukou central mosque in a Muslim enclave of Bangui, known as PK5, where at least 100 people have been killed in sectarian violence since September 25, according to Human Rights Watch. Despite security concerns surrounding the CAR leg of his trip, Francis, 78, traveled through the neighborhood in an open-air vehicle and was welcomed by local imam Tidiani Moussa Naibi, who thanked the pope for his visit and said it was �a symbol which we all understand.� 

(318) What Christian Leaders Need to Know � The Final Outcome of Practicing Contemplative Prayer: Interspirituality by Ray Yungen, 12/5/15
LTRP Note: With more than 90% of the Christian colleges and seminaries now bringing in contemplative spirituality via Spiritual Formation programs, and with Christian leaders such as Rick Warren and Beth Moore endorsing the movement, and with countless pastors giving it a thumbs up to their congregations, isn�t it time professors, pastors, and leaders understand what the final outcome of contemplative prayer is? Isn�t it time they understand that leading Christians and church goers down this path is leading them away from the Cross, not toward it. At Lighthouse Trails, we believe it is beyond time for this understanding to occur.

(319) Pope Francis� Inter-religious Video Prayer Request for World Peace and Justice at Lighthouse Trails, 1/8/16 
The Pope�s first-ever video message on his monthly prayer intentions was released Tuesday, Watch Video on You Tube [see below] highlighting the importance of interreligious dialogue and the beliefs different faith traditions hold in common, such as the figure of God and love. �Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways. In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty that we have for all: we are all children of God,� Pope Francis said in his message, released Jan. 6, the feast of the Epiphany. At the beginning of the video, a minute-and-a-half long, the Pope cites the fact that the majority of the earth�s inhabitants profess some sort of religious belief. This, he said, �should lead to a dialogue among religions. We should not stop praying for it and collaborating with those who think differently.� The video goes on to feature representatives of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Judaism, who proclaim their respective beliefs in God, Jesus Christ, Allah and Buddha.

(320) Jesuit Pope Francis, Pastor Rick Warren And The Coming One-World Religion for Peace by Roger Oakland, 1/9/16 
While the Bible warns about the deception that will be characteristic of the Last Days through many prophetic statements, modern-day purpose-driven �Christianity� no longer pays attention to what God has said in His Word. Without question, the closer we get to the return of Jesus Christ, fewer and fewer who profess to believe in Christ believe what His Word says. 

(321) Ecumenical Quest: The Rise of Modern Dominionism by Herescope, 1/20/16 
Before the Religious Right there were decades of activity laying the groundwork for a merger of church and state. Power elite leaders such as John Foster Dulles and his brother Allen began to drum up religious fervor as a tool to build their utopian vision of a global international order. Their influential efforts would eventually gain more traction during the Eisenhower administration where both of these brothers ascended to prominent positions of power. By 1980 their vision would culminate in the rise of the Christian Right.

(322) Stunning Statistics: �From Antichrist to Brother in Christ: How Protestant Pastors View the Pope� at Lighthouse Trials, 1/23/16 
LTRP Note: The following article is posted for informational and research purposes and not as an endorsement of the sources. Both Christianity Today and LifeWay Research are proponents of the �new� spirituality (i.e., contemplative/emerging), which has helped to accelerate the current surge of interspirituality and ecumenism within the evangelical church and is, in effect, causing this major paradigm shift toward the merging of the Protestant/evangelical church with the Roman Catholic Church. The information in this article is quite stunning.  We are seeing a major paradigm shift taking place.

(323)  Pope Francis To Hold Historic Meeting In Cuba With Russian Orthodox Church Leader at Understand The Times, 2/11/16 
Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in what could be a historic step towards healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity. The Vatican and the Moscow Patriarchate announced on Friday that Francis will stop in Cuba on Feb. 12 his way to Mexico to hold talks with Patriarch Kirill, the first in history between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch. The Vatican said the leaders would hold several hours of private talks at Havana airport, deliver public speeches and sign a joint statement. Such a meeting eluded Francis' two immediate predecessors, Benedict and John Paul, who both tried but failed to reach agreement with Kirill and previous patriarchs to hold talks on the prospects for eventual Christian unity.

(324) Calvary Chapel, Bill Hybels, and Jesuit Mysticism by Roger Oakland, 2/12/16 
Recently, I was informed about a conference held this week in Budapest, Hungary where Willow Creek senior pastor Bill Hybels taught leaders. According to comments posted on Phil Metzger�s Facebook page, the event was held at Calvary Chapel Golgota Budapest where Metzger is pastor. He is also the director of Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe (also located in Hungary). On Metzger�s Facebook, Hybels was not only endorsed, he was praised. 

(325) Calvary Chapel Alert For Pastors and Church Leaders: Documenting the Progression of Compromise and Ecumenical Relations by Spiritual Research Network, 2/16/16 
There are numerous sources online now that are reporting on the imbalanced Calvary Chapel leadership issues as well as the growing ecumenical compromises. Many Calvary Chapel pastors as well as the Calvary Chapel Association Leadership Council (formerly CCOF Ministry, Inc.) are aware of many of the growing problems, but sadly, little is being done to publicly expose and correct these things.

(326) New Age Leader Deepak Chopra Asks? �Will Pope Francis Become a Holy Man for the World?� by Lighthouse Trails & Ray Yungen, 3/8/16 
In an article released in January 2016 written by New Age leader Deepak Chopra titled, �Will Pope Francis Become a Holy Man for the World?,� Chopra states, "Pope Francis I is poised to be more than a very popular pontiff . . . He could rise to become a symbol of holiness beyond the Catholic Church. . . . for those of us who aren�t Catholic, there�s a universal message voiced personally by the Pope: �No one can be excluded from God�s mercy. The question, then, is how potent this mission will be."

(327) Greg Laurie, Lou Engle, and the Coming One-World Revival? at Understand The Times, 4/13/16 
The above article posted by compels a commentary and a warning from Understand The Times. While Lou Engels may mean well, he is being used by the Jesuits [1] to help set up the coming one-world religion for peace in the name of Christ that the Bible foretells. It appears that very few pastors have enough discernment to figure this out including some in the Calvary Chapel movement such as Greg Laurie. For documentation, please check this out yourself, and Google Greg Laurie with Lou Engle.[2] The following is one instance: According to Charisma Magazine, America will be saved in these days of strong delusion. Greg Laurie, Franklin Graham, and others will be among the messengers, they say. However, while this all sounds good, be careful these �brothers� don�t compromise with false teachers for the sake of popularity and a platform that can even include partnering with the Pope of Rome. If you read the following link posted by Charisma Magazine and other sources, you will understand what some well-known Christian leaders are demanding.  They believe that an ecumenical unity of all �Christians� (which will include the Catholic Church) will establish the kingdom of God, but such unity will be without the God of the Bible. We post these links in order to connect the dots, recognizing many who read this will not be able to handle this warning. We expect there will be sincere believers, who are caught up in the deception, who will label us as divisive, troublemaking, and even heretics, calling us hateful names and trying to shut down the ministry of Understand The Times. God will be our protector against those who are promoting the lie. All I can say to my enemies, please read the Bible and pray. We will pray that you will be delivered from Satan�s trap and come to your senses. If you truly believe and follow the Jesus of the Bible, you will come to understand what is happening. If you are deceived, and you call upon Him in humility and repentance, God will forgive you for being led astray and direct you to the truth found in the Word of God. 

(328) Earth Day and a Total Transformation for a Post-Christian World by Carl Teichrib , 4/17/16 
In our contemporary era, Earth Day has become the modern celebration of Gaia. Partakers of this event, whether aware of it or not, play off the ancient pagan beliefs of a Universal Mother. Like the sacred oaths taken in her name, today�s Earth Day celebrants sign environmental petitions, make pledges, and announce resolutions in support of Mother Earth. And like the old sacrifices to the deity, today�s Earth Day practitioners offer sacrifices of �good works� to the planet. Not only is the earth a deity to be venerated, but the earth itself�as the representative and embodiment of the goddess�has become a modern-day idol.

(329) Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and Alpha by Roger Oakland, 4/19/16
On April 14, 2016, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa�s senior pastor Brian Brodersen made the following astonishing remarks on his Facebook page,[1] �What a fantastic introduction to the new Alpha film series! Good one @nickygumbel� That link Brodersen provided leads to Alpha Course leader Vicar Nicky Gumbel of the UK. As researcher and berean Mark Jeffries stated recently on Facebook, Brian has partnered with HTB [Holy Trinity Brompton] in the last few years in organizing his "Creation Fest"[2] [UK] - But this, this is an outright endorsement!!�[3]

(330) Betrayed with a Kiss: Azusa Now's One World Religion by Amy Spreeman, Berean Research, 4/11/16 
A kiss is just a kiss? Not when it betrays the Lord Jesus Christ.  That�s a question that was resoundingly affirmed by Lou Engle in the sound of one sloppy wet kiss.  The NAR-affiliated false teacher Lou Engle, founder of the �Azusa Now: The Call�  exchanged foot kisses with a Roman Catholic leader live on stage in front of a cheering audience of 100,000+ packed into the LA Coliseum this past weekend. The video shows the two throwing themselves to the floor in prostrate humility, each proclaiming that Christians and Catholics must unite in the name of unity.  The kiss started with Matteo Calisi, the Roman Catholic leader appointed by Pope Benedict, who founded United in Christ, an organization that strives for ecumenism between Christians and Catholics. Telling the audience that division between Christians and Catholics is a �diabolical sin,� and that Jesus �doesn�t care� that Christians and Catholics disagree on biblical doctrine, he did what many Christians find unthinkable. Heather Clark over at Christian News Net describes it this way: "Calisi then laid prostrate Engle�s feet, clutching one foot with his hands. Engle placed both hands upon Calisi�s back as he did so.  When Calisi stood, Engle moments later fell to the ground prostrate at Calisi�s feet and kissed one shoe, as others gathered around to lay hands on them. Calisi then spoke against what he called a �spirit of division� between Christians and Catholics." (Clark, �Lou Engle of The Call Kneels, Kisses Foot of Catholic Leader as Act of �Reconciliation�,� Christian News, 4/10/16). You may be wondering, "does Jesus indeed frown on us dividing over doctrine?" The answer can be found in Jesus' breathed-out Word: Galatians:1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. warns of accepting another Gospel than the one that the apostles witnessed and preached. "if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!"  Hebrews:4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. tells us that our doctrinal beliefs in the Word of God do indeed divide, as the Word is "living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."

(331) He still hasn�t found what he�s looking for: Bono meets Eugene Peterson by Pastor Jim Jenkins, 4/27/16 
I mentioned at the beginning that it is possible to look at something so often that you fail to see the obvious. What I gleaned from the conversation between Eugene Peterson and Bono was that picking Scriptures that we select, and tweaking them with our �take� on them, and mocking the ones we deem insufficient�may be tied to something as simple as our preferences.

(332) Berlin�s House of One: a Church, a Mosque and a Synagogue Under One Roof by Philip Oltermann, The UK Guardian, 5/20/16 
LTRP Note: The following news story is posted for informational and research purposes.

(333) Treason in the Church: Trading Truth for a "Social Gospel" by Berit Kjos -  September 2006 
Infiltration and deception have been tools of conspirators through the ages, and the Church has been a primary target! After all, God warns us that "the whole world is under the sway of the evil one." (1 John 5:19) One of his most effective schemes is to redefine God's Word and divert Christians from His unchanging Truth to man's shifting wants and ideals. For example, God calls us to serve the poor and fills our hearts with love for the needy. That's why His true followers around the world have willingly given their lives to share His truth and love in perilous places. But today's world-centered church illustrates a different kind of service. Designed to please man rather than God, it trains its servers to hide the "offensive" truths of the gospel. 

(334) The Flawed understanding of Universalists �Does God overlook repentance for His wider mercy? by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/30/16 
Does Jesus love everyone? God sent his only son to be sacrificed for those who are condemned to hell (that is everybody according to the Bible Jn.3:15-16). But if one does not repent that love, mercy and forgiveness is not applied to them because they are not receptive to God�s qualifications. Universalists begin with a wrong premise which allows them to reinterpret clear scriptures by the unclear. So in Universalism all the people who die before the age of accountability will have salvation given to them, just as all those who live their life in rejection to the gospel, to the way the truth and life, will get a second chance � no one is without. But if we take their ideas unto its end there is no advantage for a believer over an unbeliever. They can be an idolater and a believer who lives their life for Christ suffering to do right and they both receive the same. That�s there ideaology, but that is NOT the Bible's theology!

(335) Another Trojan Horse by Roger Oakland, 6/10/16 
I find this Trojan Horse syndrome fascinating in light of the infiltration into the church by heretical and New Age ideas. My experience has been in the Calvary Chapel movement where this is happening; but this is also occurring throughout the Christian church at large. Where there was once sound biblical Christianity, it has been replaced by the current ecumenical movement and the march toward a one-world religion in the name of Christ for the cause of peace. This peace plan is led by man but actually is the plan of Satan to set up his own kingdom on planet earth. According to the Bible, this plan will unfold, but the plan will end when God puts an end to the plan with a sudden destruction (1Thessalonians 5:3). 

(336) The Pope and Hillsong will unite "Together 2016" in Washington D.C. at Understand The Times, 6/11/16 
Today it was announced that Pope Francis would deliver a video message to help unite Christians in the "Next Great Awakening" at Together 2016, joining in the ecumaniacal gathering. Together 2016, also known as The Reset Movement, bringing together different religions in an effort to erase the lines of doctrinal divisions. Nick Hall, the founder of PULSE, a prayer and evangelism movement to empower the church and awaken the culture to Jesus, says adding the Pope to the lineup is the best news yet. "We are humbled and honored by his involvement and are eager to share his message with the crowd that gathers at Together 2016," Hall said in a statement, reacting to the announcement that the pope has added his name to the list of speakers. "That His Holiness would choose to speak into this historic day is a testament to the urgency and the need for followers of Jesus to unite in prayer for our nation and our world." Hall is the college pastor who came up with the idea of uniting pastors and Christian leaders from all denominational backgrounds to join 1 million people at the free event "in hopes of inspiring true revival in the America."

(337) Evangelical/Ecumenical Leaders Together in �The Gathering� Raises Serious Questions by Lighthouse Trails, 6/18/16 
On June 13, Lighthouse Trails reported on an event called Together 2016 that will take place this summer in Washington DC. We explained that organizer Nick Hall was bringing together evangelical, emerging, charismatic, and Catholic leaders for the ecumenical purpose of uniting together. A special video appearance by Pope Francis will be part of the event. A similar event (but without the Pope) has been announced. The Gathering: A National Solemn Assembly will take place in September in Dallas, Texas, and while there doesn�t appear to be any direct promotion of the Roman Catholic religion as there is with Together 2016, there is a definite united-we-stand-regardless-of-our-beliefs scenario in The Gathering.

(338) Warning! Together 2016 at VCY America, Host: Jim Schneider Guest: Mike Gendron, 6/24/16 
Romans 16:17 says, 'Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned and avoid them.' Galatians 1:6-9 warns us about those who teach another gospel. The passage says nothing about linking arms with such individuals. Instead it communicates that those who present a contrary doctrine are to be accursed. Despite such clear warnings from Scripture, there's an ecumenical event that's taking place on July 16th bringing evangelicals and Catholics together on the national mall. It's reported that more than 1,000 churches nationwide have pledged to attend this event called, Together 2016. Joining Jim to discuss this issue was Mike Gendron. Mike was a devout Roman Catholic for over 30 years and was taught to rely upon the authority of the church. He followed the priests, the sacraments and was depending upon his own good works for salvation. However, in 1981, after attending an apologetics seminar called, 'Evidence for the Christian Faith', the Bible became his sole authority in all matters of faith. As he searched the Scriptures he was amazed to see how often the Bible contradicts the teaching and tradition of the church he had been a part of for so long. Eventually, Mike placed his trust in Jesus Christ as Savior. He founded a ministry, Proclaiming the Gospel, that points people to Jesus Christ as the all-sufficient Savior. Mike began by noting how we need to be sanctified by the truth. This means we cannot have unity in error. The error of the Pope is that his 'gospel' is one of works righteousness therefore he and all the bishops that preach it are accursed by Galatians 1:6-9. Since the Pope will be highlighted at this event, for evangelicals to be a part of it amounts to a joining of hands with the enemies of the gospel. Mike commended the zeal of the promoter to gather Christians in prayer but we must recognize that those who will gather in Washington, DC, for the event, if they are unbelievers or part of a false religion, they cannot unite with us in prayer because they have a different spiritual father. When we pray, we pray to the one and only Father. For Catholics to be in attendance, they have a different holy father that Mike believes is a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'. He said that not to be harsh, but to warn Christians that we must remain sanctified by the truth. If we don't, the the glory and honor of Jesus is at stake. Mike explained that the Bible speaks of two types of unity. There is a biblical unity when the spirit of God baptizes born-again Christians into one body�the church. These are those individuals who have repented and believe the one and only gospel of Jesus. On the other hand, there's a man-made unity. It goes back to Genesis 11:1-9. That religious unity was the work of Satan who used the prideful ambition of man and biblical ignorance to unite the world through the building of a tower to heaven. So now we see this being repeated to try and bring people together under a one-world religion. This has been the Jesuit agenda since the Reformation. In the end, Mike believes that if the evangelical leaders who are set to speak at this event knew the agenda of the Roman Catholic Church, they wouldn't be part of anything that embraces the Pope as a brother in Christ or Catholicism as a valid expression of Christianity. People and groups committed to be part of Together 2016 include: Francis Chan, Nick Hall, Hillsong United, Matthew West, Crowder, Jennie Allen, Christine Caine, Matt Maher, Josh McDowell, Ronny Floyd, Michael W. Smith, Kirk Franklin, Ravi Zacharias, Casting Crowns, Lou Engle, Bob Lenz and more.

(339) �Prayers to Allah Offered at PCUSA�s General Assembly� at Lighthouse Trails, 6/27/16 
LTRP Note: The following is posted for informational and research purposes. The PCUSA has been dropping into apostasy for a very long time. The final result of apostasy is the full denial that Jesus Christ is God and is the only way for salvation. This article shows that through the doorway of interspirituality, the PCUSA is almost to that point.

(340) Orthodox Christian Leaders End Historic Meeting at Lighthouse Trails, 7/6/16 
CAIRO (AP) � The leaders of the world�s Orthodox Christian churches ended a historic gathering on the Greek island of Crete on Sunday hoping to repeat the meeting within a decade, despite a boycott by the Russian church�the most populous in a religion of some 300 million people � and three other churches. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I led prayers attended by the 10 Orthodox church leaders who attended to mark the end of the weeklong Holy and Great Council � the first of its kind in more than 1,200 years. Despite decades of preparation, Orthodox leaders failed ahead of the meeting to overcome differences on efforts to reconcile with the Vatican and some doctrinal issues.

(341) Why Catholics And Muslims Alike Come To Pray At This Shrine To Mary at Understand The Times, 7/7/16 
During the month of May, Catholics around the world honor the Virgin Mary in a practice dating back to the 13th century. But at one shrine to Mary in Harissa, Lebanon, it isn�t just Catholics coming to pray. The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon has drawn Muslim visitors since it opened in 1908, said the shrine�s rector, Father Younen Obeid, in a recent video produced by Catholic News Service. They come as tourists, but also to pray and participate in Christian ceremonies at the site. �All of [the Muslim visitors] have big respect for Mary,� Obeid said. 

(342) Brian Brodersen and Greg Laurie�s �Bigger Picture of Christianity� by Lighthouse Trails, 7/13/16 
As we observe evangelical Christianity being drawn toward �the Mother Church� of Roman Catholicism, it is amazing to see how very few Christian leaders speak up about this. On the contrary, one after the next, Christian leaders are succumbing to this ecumenical, interfaith last-days apostasy of merging evangelicalism into the Catholic fold. Lighthouse Trails has reported on numerous examples of highly influential evangelical leaders heading in this direction: Rick Warren, Beth Moore, James Robison, and Ken Copeland to name a few. Today, we received two different e-mails that provided information to show the continuance of this evangelical move toward Rome. In the first e-mail sent by Roger Oakland of Understand the Times, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa senior pastor Brian Brodersen was brought to our attention. Brodersen is beginning an online YouTube series called Things That Matter. In his introductory segment, he explains that this new show is going to help believers see �the bigger picture of Christianity.� He says that too often Christians focus on issues that are not important. 

Updated! (343) RESETTING THE REFORMATION - TOGETHER 2016: Unbiblical Unity on the National Mall by Gaylene Goodroad, 8/19/16 
7-16-16 Washington Mall Event to �Reset Christianity�. Millions of evangelical leaders, authors, and entertainers will be gathering at the National Mall in Washington DC on July 16 in a concerted effort to �bring heaven down to earth� in what has been called a national �revival�, �great awakening�, or secondary �Pentecost�. The Together 2016 event is closely aligned with the doctrines and personnel of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) that teaches a strident form of Dominionism, a fact that will be documented in this article. The fervor is high with the backdrop of a hotly divisive election year, violent civil unrest, and looming calamities on all fronts. Organizers of this broadly-touted event say that they want to forge Christian unity in all of this, but in order to achieve it, we must lay aside biblical doctrine which, they say, brings further division. Regrettably, as the Scriptures clearly teach, the resulting spectacle will only lead participants away from Christ and into full-fledged apostasy.  Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.

(344) Pope Francis Personally Invites Youth To Ecumenical Event On The National Mall at Understand The Times, 7/18/16 
Pope Francis is known for his desire to build bridges between people of all different religions and traditions. Now, he is asking American youth to come and encounter Christ with thousands (perhaps a million) other youth of various denominations on the National Mall on July 16. The Pope took the time to record a personal message asking youth to participate, joining 40 well-known speakers, authors and leaders for a day of unified prayer and worship. In the message, he says �Young men and women, I know there is something in your heart that moves you. And that makes you restless, because a young person who is not restless is an old person. And you have youthfulness, and youthfulness breeds restlessness. What is your restlessness? Do you know what it is or do you not know? Do you want to know what your restlessness is? I invite you to a great gathering of youth in Washington, D.C. to find the one who can give you an answer to your restlessness.�

(345) Evangelism / Apologetics � where has it gone? - The rise of internationalism and interfaith by Mike Oppenheimer, 7/22/16 
We are watching a phenomenon, where many churches are becoming less salt and light. Among the many diminishing assets is the last command we were given; to go take the gospel and make disciples. What Jesus came to earth for was accomplished and we are to tell others this. He wants us to share in this joy of changing people�s destiny. But for many this has become more of chore than a joy.

(346) Is Pope Francis Laying The Groundwork For A One World Religion? by Michael Snyder, April 14, 2013 
Does Pope Francis intend to help the global elite achieve their goal of uniting all of the religions of the world under a single banner?  Will he be instrumental in establishing a single global religion for the glorious �new age� that the global elite believe is coming? After he was elected, the cover of Time Magazine declared Pope Francis to be the �New World Pope�, and since his election Pope Francis has made it abundantly clear that he is going to make ecumenical outreach a top priority.  He has spoken of his �determination to continue on the path of ecumenical dialogue�, and he has already held a number of very high profile ecumenical meetings. 

(347) Pulse, pushing the reset button together 2016 by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/1/16 
Inspired by the ministry of Billy Graham young Nick Hall desired to be an evangelist. I think we would all like to see more evangelism and reach out other generations. Yet what we see under the banner of evangelism is more often unity rallies with those we should not be in unity with. Hall launched PULSE as a college junior in 2006, as a prayer and evangelism movement on mission to empower the Church and awaken culture to the reality of Jesus. Linked with hundreds of ministries and churches around the world to fuel evangelistic movements. �the common goal of everything we do is to share the hope of Jesus.  ( He is now called a voice to the next generation. What started with prayers from a few students is now called the largest student led evangelistic movement. Pulse called 1 million Americans to gather on the National Mall July 16th to join in prayer for the nation at an event called "Together 2016." More than 1,000 churches nationwide pledged attendance, with more pledges anticipated in the coming months. One would think that here would be a good place to mention the gospel as the center of the movement but we hear evangelistic movement ministries, which does not mean much without some qualifications The free event featured over 40 well-known speakers, recording artists, authors and leaders from various backgrounds for a day of unified prayer and worship Confirmed speakers and artists include: Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Francis Chan, Lecrae, Nick Hall, Passion, Crowder, Kirk Franklin, Ravi Zacharias, Jeremy Camp, Andy Mineo, Michael W. Smith, Lauren Daigle, Christine Caine, Mark Batterson, Matthew West, Jo Saxton, Mike Kelsey, Casting Crowns, John K. Jenkins, Sr., Josh McDowell, Laurel Bunker, Luis Palau, Tedashii, Tasha Cobbs, Lacey Sturm, York Moore, Trip Lee, Sammy Rodriguez, Ronnie Floyd, Reid Saunders, Bob Lenz, Jose Zayas, Jennie Allen, Nabeel Qureshi, Ann Voskamp, KB, Christine D'Clario, Matt Maher, Sammy Wanyonyi, Lindsey Nobles, Amena Brown, and Josh Brewer; with a special message from His Holiness, Pope Francis. Clearly among the names are some questionable people, some who are engrossed in controversies. But the one that we should focus on is what is called His holiness, Pope Francis. This Event featured a personal video message from His Holiness, Pope Francis This already disqualifies this being about Jesus. Why? Because this man is a leader of a false church and is called his holiness and he is being acknowledge as Pope. Something Jesus never spoke of, nor would approve of EVER!

(348) Greg Laurie, Calvary Chapel, and New Catholic National Shrine for Marian Apparitions by Understand The Times, 8/19/16 
Isn't it time that Calvary Chapel pastors who understand the times and the great delusion coming upon the world speak up and call out those pastors and leaders who are leading the flock in a direction that is away from the Gospel and biblical truth?
(349) U.S. Catholic University Hires Hindu Priest as Chaplain at Lighthouse Trails, 9/8/16
Jesuit-run Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. became the first university in the U.S. to hire a Hindu priest as chaplain. �Part of our mission and our ethos is our desire to form the whole person,� said Rev. Greg Schenden, a Catholic chaplain at the university, the Washington Post reported. A rabbi and an imam are also on staff at the university as chaplains. Georgetown has about 300 Hindu students in undergraduate and graduate schools. Hiring Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan was based on the youths� religious growth, Schenden said. �It wasn�t just to say, �Oh, we got one here,'� he said. �It was, �Oh, we need one here.'�

(350) The danger of the live simulcast by Holly Pivec, 9/20/16
Just say no � to the live simulcast. I imagine it could be difficult for a church to say no to hosting a simulcast. Pastors may be pressured by people in their churches to take part in these live events. Perhaps pastors know that if they don�t agree to host a specific simulcast, some of their people will go to the church down the street that does. But if you�re a pastor, consider what the Bible has to say about your role as a shepherd. The job of a shepherd is, among other things, to protect the flock from harm and to feed them with nourishing food. You should never feel compelled to feature unknown teaching. If you do decide to show a simulcast to your church, you might want to at least preview the content first and show a recording of it after it has been broadcast�not live. It may lose some of the appeal. But you will protect your flock from potentially harmful teachings.

(351) Pope: the �enemy� teaches us "the ecumenism of blood" at Understand The Times, 10/19/16
Ecumenism is not only the work of theologians, however important it may be, but it is also the path of praying for each other, and working together for those in need. There is also the ecumenism of the blood that the �enemy" teaches us in which there are no Catholics, Orthodox or Protestants, but only Christians, said again Pope Francis before today�s general audience during a meeting with the secretaries of �Christian World Communions�, an international organisation of 19 Christian Churches and communions with regular meetings.

(352) Pew Forum Study: One-in-Five U.S. Adults Were Raised in Interfaith Homes at Lighthouse Trails, 10/29/16
LTRP Note: The Pew Research Center is a liberal secular think tank. We sometimes post the results of their studies as they can show the direction that Americans are going, spiritually. In this particular study, it states that over one fourth of millennials are raised in homes where more than one religion is represented. No wonder this younger generation is so confused, and more evidence of the coming one-world, interspiritual religion.

(353) Pope Francis Proposes New Beatitude � to See God in Every Person at Lighthouse Trails, 11/7/16
Four of the �new beatitudes� had to do with forgiving others, caring about the earth, and helping the poor and needy. One of them was ecumenical in nature: � Blessed are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians [meaning Christians and Catholics], and the second resonated with earlier comments Pope Francis has made to indicate that this pope is not only ecumenical, he is also interspiritual (all paths lead to God) and panentheistic (God is in all). � Blessed are those who see God in every person and strive to make others also discover him.�Francis

(354) In joint declaration, Catholics and Lutherans emphasize unity at Understand the Times, 11/11/16
Comment from UTT: Pope Francis and the Lutheran Church have mended the division between them that has lasted for 500 years. All is well, apparently now that the Jesuit Pope Francis has declared that unity has been established. The announcement that can be summarized in the first paragraph of this article makes it clear. The Protestant Reformation was a mistake that has take 500 years to overcome.

(355) Rick Warren Outdoes King Narcigete Steven Furtick? at Understand the Times, 11/12/16
Comment from UTT: This article, a commentary, shows how far Rick Warren will go to modify the Word of God, to make it the word of man and for the purpose of leading people down a path of deception. There is no place in the Bible that would allow someone to substitute their own name. Adding to the scriptures or taking away is an abomination.

(356) Interfaith Leaders Pledge To Stand By American Muslims, No Matter What at Understand the Times, 12/1/16
Comment from UTT: American interfaith leaders are concerned about protecting the Islamic faith, but are not concerned about the Islamic faith hating non Muslims so much that they are willing to cut off their heads. Nor are they concerned about the future of Israel who has been threatened to be wiped out by Islamic terrorists.

(357) Albert Mohler Gives Air Time to Author of “The Benedict Option�? (A Monastic/Catholic Promoting Book) by Cathy Mickel (Author of Spiritual Junk Food: The Dumbing Down of Christian Youth), 3/17/17
LTRP Note: This is another example of a major Christian leader laying aside the integrity of biblical faith and giving credence to the Roman Catholicism and contemplative mysticism for the sake of “unity�? and “morality.�? Where is the wisdom in Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, giving air time to Rod Dreher, the author of The Benedict Option (a book highlighting the way of Saint Benedict, Catholic “saint�? and founder of the monastic Benedictine order)? (Other evangelical leaders who support the book are Matt Chandler ...

(358) Attempts to Blend Christianity with Other Religions by Maria Kneas, 3/23/17
Numerous attempts have been made to blend Christianity with other religions on a world-wide scale. You can read about them in Carl Teichrib’s article “Unveiling the Global Interfaith Agenda.�? There are also other attempts to merge Christianity with different religions. For example, Chrislam tries to combine Christianity with Islam. There are people who call themselves Christian witches (i.e., combining Christianity with Wicca). There are attempts to mix Christianity with Hinduism, and with Buddhism, and with Shamanism. (A shaman is a Native American medicine man.) Some people claim to be Christian witch doctors or Christian sorcerers. You can even buy a book about Christian Voodoo. Nominal Christians are people who are Christians in name only. They call themselves Christians, but they really aren’t. They don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ, they ignore or deny foundational Christian doctrines, and they don’t try to live the way God has instructed us as described in the Bible. Such people can fit in with other religions. However, born-again Christians aren’t able to do that because they have God’s Spirit living inside them Who convicts them of sin and enables them to trust and obey the Lord. And because God is living inside them, He gives them the grace and strength to abide in Him. Simply put, biblical Christianity cannot mix with other religions.

(359) Fresno, California “Church Calendar�? Illustrates Major Paradigm Shift in “Church in America�? at Lighthouse Trails, 3/24/17
Purpose Driven, ecumenism, eastern meditation, the road to Rome, social justice, interspirituality, Chrislam, Oneness, and the New Age. This is the new landscape of church in America.

(360) Taizé—A Community and Worship: Ecumenical Reconciliation or an Interfaith Delusion? (Booklet) by Chris Lawson, 5/20/17
The Taizé movement is affecting millions of young people! "Over 100,000 young people visit Taizé Community in France every year. Many of them are from Christian homes. What's more, an increasing number of churches are introducing Taizé worship practices in their church services. Just what exactly is Taizé? Chris Lawson uncovers the truth about this interfaith community." 

(361) Reformed Church Body Signs Declaration on Justification to 'Overcome Divisions' With Catholic Church at Understand the Times, 7/21/17
Comment from UTT: The move towards an ecumenical unity with Rome by denominations that were once part of the Reformation is now almost been accomplished. For a Protestant leader to say that there is no difference between what the Roman Catholic Church teaches about salvation and what the Bible teaches is totally absurd. Certainly this is a clear sign of the great falling away that the Bible warns about. 

(362) RNS: UK’s Biggest Christian Festival to Showcase Islam by Catherine Pepinster, Religion News Service, 8/27/17
LONDON (RNS) — Greenbelt, the biggest Christian festival in the United Kingdom, will feature Muslim worship for the first time this year. The decision by organizers of the annual festival — which began more than 40 years ago as a gathering that drew about 1,500 young people — has stirred some controversy, according to organizers.

(363) “Rick Warren, Calif. Bishop Hail Unity as Model for Evangelicals and Catholics to Follow�? by Stoyan Zaimov, The Christian Post, 9/21/17
The following is posted for informational and research purposes and not as an endorsement of the source or the content. “[Rick] Warren noted that union between the two traditions [Catholic and Protestant] can open the eyes of nonbelievers as well.�? “A Pew Research Center survey, released last month during the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, showed that Catholics and Protestants today are not as divided on theological issues as they were centuries ago.�?

(364) The Trojan Horse of Interfaith Dialogue (MP3) by Crosstalk, Host: Dalton Windsor, Guest: Shahram Hadian, 10/18/17
Today's Crosstalk is a special broadcast of the September 2017 VCY Rally held in southeast Wisconsin. The featured speaker was Shahram Hadien. His presentation: The Trojan Horse of Interfaith Dialogue. Shahram was born in Iran and raised Muslim. More importantly, Shahram was born again after hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ and receiving Jesus as His Savior and Lord. Shahram is a pastor, a former police officer, a teacher, coach, and now as the founder of the Truth in Love Project (T.I.L. for short) he travels extensively contending for the faith that saves and exposing the dangers of blending Christianity with Islam. While time does not allow Crosstalk to air the entire presentation, we do encourage everyone to obtain the DVD which covers the entire evening and features all of the power point teachings.  Shahram starts by detailing his list of resources for the presentation, beginning with the Holy Bible (also listing the Koran, and other named works). Shahram contends that the idea of "Chrislam" (blending of Christianity & Islam) is sneaking into America's churches and many are not even batting an eye - regardless of what Scriptures warn. He says that Muslims are attempting to "convert us" (Christians). Shahram explains what he sees as the "three false claims of the interfaith ecumenical movement." Of these, he explains how Christians are being "told" there is a "common word between the bible and the Koran." He also says more and more churches in America are being deceived by "evangelical leaders" who have actually signed onto a so called "Common Word" document.  Over the course of the evening, Shahram refutes those who refute him for taking things (in their view) too far - and shares video which backs up his claims that even elders "in churches" are setting down with Muslim Imams to find common ground (the audience reaction to this is quite chilling). Shahram shares several more verses from the bible and along with them, how implementing them will bring change. He also makes a strong point that because Christians are so far away from the Scriptures today, if we will go back to teaching about our Creator God, the next generation would no longer have to be confused about their "sexuality or orientation" saying it "would go away because we would understand Who God is and how He created us." He ends with testimony and proper ways to reach Muslims with the Gospel that saves, as well as an exhortation to pray for Israel and the Church; the Church that is determined to fulfill Jesus' great commission. 

(365) Catholics, Lutherans look toward Christian unity in Reformation statement at Understand the Times, 11/3/17
Comment from UTT: The Lutheran church draws closer and closer to full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. The road to Rome continues to be traveled by willing leaders who are being driven by the ecumenical movement that eventually unites all denominations and all religions.

(366) The Conversion of Protestants to Catholicism Through the Eucharist by Roger Oakland, 11/30/17
More and more Protestants are testifying they are being drawn to the Catholic Church, especially through the Eucharist. Some say they have encountered the presence of Christ in a new and exciting way. One such person is Presbyterian pastor Steven Muse. Muse is one of the contributing authors of Mary the Mother of All: Protestant Perspectives and Experiences of Medjugorje. According to Muse, his visit to Medjugorje was life changing, especially after he encountered the Eucharistic Christ. 

(367) DIAPRAXING WITH GOD: STUDENTS ARE LEARNING TO BE A PART OF A "GLOBAL CITIZENRY": Sixth–Grade Homework Assignment Claims The World’s 3 Largest World Religions Have The Same God by Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis, 1/13/18
Sixth graders were recently handed an essay written by a history of religion professor who states that the 3 major religions "believe in the same God." He claimed the God of the Old Testament "can be both good and evil" and the 3 world religions and their disagreements have led to "violence and hatred," among other controversial claims. Jeanette Ward, who sits on the school board in School District U–46 in Elgin, Illinois, described her own daughter’s sixth–grade homework assignment about the world’s 3 largest world religions. The article is "utterly incorrect and false on many levels," Mrs Ward posted on Facebook. She went on to write that she had voted against using such curriculum in classrooms and also stated that her daughter would not be required to complete the assignment. Since Mrs Ward’s election in 2015, she has become a right–wing burden to the left–wing school district, where an English teacher proclaimed last year at a school board meeting that students are learning to be part of a "global citizenry." Back in October 2016 parents complained about a transgender policy in school locker rooms. The school district’s CEO claimed that parents don’t need to be informed if their teenage girls share a locker room with the opposite sex. Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute says the so–called "faith leaders" who complained about Mrs Ward represent left–wing "apostate denominations" that have abandoned traditional Christian orthodoxy in favor of progressive views. While it’s no surprise that those church leaders objected to Mrs Ward’s objection. Ms Higgins asked where are the local, traditional pastors who should be defending Mrs Ward from the left–wing attacks. "Why didn’t 20 (conservative) religious leaders from the community, write a letter saying they objected to the misrepresentation of Christianity in this article that sixth graders were studying?"

(368) Pope to Ecumenical Group: ‘By His Grace, May We Christians Be Instruments of His Peace’ at Understand the Times, 1/31/18
Comment from UTT: Pope Francis continues to work for an ecumenical unity with Lutherans by proposing a term called the "nature of the church." This means that issues that brought about the Reformation five hundred years ago must be set aside for a reunification Rome that the Pope will accept.

(369) London Closes 500 Churches; Opens 423 New Mosques at Understand the Times, 3/14/18
Comment from UTT: Read the following article which describes the demise of Christianity in the UK while at the same time the Islamic religion flourishes. Note the following statement from the article: "Given the current trends, Christianity in England is becoming a relic, while Islam will be the religion of the future."

(370) Katy Perry Invited to Speak About Transcendental Meditation at Vatican Conference Along with Other Meditation Teachers at Lighthouse Trails, 5/12/18
LTRP Note: The following is posted for informational  and research purposes and not as an endorsement of the source or the content. It is not surprising to Lighthouse Trails that the Pope would be drawn to those who teach meditation as he is a contemplative advocate and told the U.S. Congress he considers Thomas Merton a highly significant figure in bringing about world peace (source). But with the Vatican and the Pope openly welcoming Perry and other meditation proponents to the recent “Unite to Cure: How Science, Technology and the 21st Century Will Impact Culture and Society�? conference, it certainly sends out a strong message to Catholics and others that meditation plays a major role in solving the world’s problems. Dr. Mehmet Oz (one of Rick Warren’s meditation advisors) and Deepak Chopra were also speaking at the Vatican event.

(371) Letter to the Editor: Having Discernment – Both a Blessing and a “Curse�? by MS, 12/4/18
I have come to realize that discernment is a gift like no other. It is a blessing and a “curse�? at the same time. A blessing because it provides a person with insight that allows them to take precautions so as to not be led astray by wolves and/or blind leaders. On the other hand it is “curse�? because it is often met at the door by the pride of other believers. Case in point, if a discerning Christian tells another believer that it is troubling to see men like Charles Stanley and John MacArthur share a platform at Proclaim 19 with people like Rick Warren, then he/she is quite often labeled undiscerning or divisive. After all, most believers do not want to think that their spiritual heroes could be wolves in sheep’s clothing and that their own levels of discernment may be lacking.

(372) Greg Laurie & Christian Family Fellowship by James Kieferdorf, 12/18/18
Sadly, again, I see that Greg Laurie's Harvest Crusade, 2018, has Christian Family Fellowship as a ministry-sponsor. CFF is lumped in with 70 or so Calvary Chapels, (See Below). CFF has a slick site, (See Below) Only problem, is that CCF is a anti-Trinitarian cult. Denying the deity of Christ and other Biblical teachings. They are one of many off-shoots of The Way International, whose founder was no friend of the Christian faith as is evident from his book, "Jesus Christ Is Not God' Many have been deceived/duped by CFF, because they use Evangelical vocabulary, and talk about Jesus...... Their Jesus is not God.

(373) The Pope & Grand Imam Sign Interfaith Pledge of Fraternity at Emirates Post, 2/9/19
It is called Interfaith. This time the heads of Roman Catholicism and Sunni Islam signed a covenant called “Document on Human Fraternity.” The language used is overtly religious. But what religion is it? It is so obvious that most people will overlook it. It is the Religion of Progressivism. Look at the terms being used. Is this descriptive of Roman Catholicism? Is it expressive of Sunni Islam? No and no! But all of the keywords of Progressivism are being used, as in the quotes below:

(374) “The Kingdom of God on Earth” Without a King by Roger Oakland, 10/18/19
A cleverly devised plan is underway declaring the Reformation is over. The “Holy Spirit” is supposedly uniting the church for a mighty revival before Jesus returns. Ecumenical madness is spreading like a virus. Few pastors take the time to listen carefully to what the present pope himself is saying. He is all for unity with anyone and everyone who will join with Rome. This is what the Jesuit agenda is all about, to unite all people and all religions under the authority of Rome. And for the first time in history, the Roman Catholic Church has a Jesuit pope! When you consider that the first Jesuits five hundred years ago were commissioned by the pope to do whatever it takes to bring an end to the Reformation and then consider the efforts being made today by the papacy and some Protestants (such as the late Tony Palmer) to end the Reformation, it’s a chilling scenario.

(375) World Leader of Salvation Army Meets With Pope Francis/Vatican to Discuss Ecumenical Plans at Lighthouse Trails, 12/2/19
According to a November 2019 posting on the Salvation Army website titled, “World Leader of The Salvation Army General Brian Peddle meets His Holiness Pope Francis,” it appears that the Salvation Army is part of the growing ranks of evangelical organizations in the race toward unity at all costs.

(376) Earth Day and a Christian Perspective on the Environment by Roger Oakland, 4/24/20
While it may seem odd to some that Islam and Roman Catholicism are joining hands, it is becoming more and more acceptable to the millennial generation who have been taught that texting is better than talking and reading. They have also been taught that there is no right or wrong and that Christianity and Islam or any other religion belong in the same camp. Even the gods of the pagans qualify for the new spirituality within the boundary of what is called modern-day Christianity.

(377) Ecumenical Prayers Vs. Preaching the Gospel by Dave Hunt, 5/1/21
Prayer breakfasts often promote the appealing lie that God will bless the plans of anyone who calls upon Him to do so. Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and atheists are all welcomed and nothing must be said at such ecumenical gatherings that might offend those of “other faiths.” Therefore, speakers generally offer the same self-centered gospel which is being preached from many pulpits today—a gospel which leads the hearers to imagine that sin is not our problem, we just have messed-up lives which God is eager to mend. This “God’s” sole purpose is to make us happy and successful. The “converts” of such endeavors are excited that by their “decision for Christ,” God is now on their side and will bless their lives. God’s justice, integrity, honor and glory have no part in this humanistic “Christianity.” One is given the distinct impression that God is just as eager to bless Caesar if we but ask.

(378) The New Evangelical False Gospel Of Unity by Marsha West, CRN, 5/26/21
“Jesus came not to bring peace, but a sword (Matthew 10:34). He did not come to tell everyone that they could believe what they want to believe, worship whatever idols they want to worship and seek whatever God they want to seek.” There tends to be a great amount of resentment towards discerning believers who are quick to confront other Christians who are in sin or even false believers who are masquerading as Christians. The argument is that it distracts from the love of Jesus and unity among the brethren. Titus 3:10-11 is possibly one of the most twisted passages of Scripture used against discerning believers.

(379) The New Evangelical False Gospel Of Unity at CRN, 6/1/21
“Many of these Pagans masquerade as true believers; they speak Christian language and affirming certain Christian orthodoxies (2 Corinthians 11:13). Many charismatics such as the New Apostolic Reformation, Roman Catholics, and religious cults fall into this category. On the surface, they look like Christians. They hold to some Christian morals and values. They have a form of godliness, but deny its power (2 Timothy 3:5). When you truly examine their beliefs, you see that they have abandoned the truth and hold to damning doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1).” There tends to be a great amount of resentment towards discerning believers who are quick to confront other Christians who are in sin or even false believers who are masquerading as Christians….

(380) Former Mormon Distressed About Promotion Of “The Chosen” By Prominent Figures Jack Hibbs and Kirk Cameron at Lighthouse Trails, 1/8/22
I did enough research to discover that the production is an ecumenical venture to include: an evangelical producer, Mormon supporters, and funding through different faiths and backgrounds.  This was the information I needed to make a decision.  Consequently, based on 2 Corinthians 6:14-17, I cannot encourage others to watch The Chosen.

(381) Global Church Network, aka Billion Soul Network by Cedric Fisher, 3/13/22
LTRJ Note: The following is a follow-up by Cedric Fisher regarding the Global Church Network (GCN). As Fisher reported last month, GCN appears to be a “New Age Path to ‘Back-door’ Ecumenism”; and while the organization leadership boasts of popular “conservative” Christian leaders such as Robert Jeffress, Gary Smalley, and H.B. London (of Focus on the Family), it also includes New Age sympathizers such as Roma Downey and Leonard Sweet and numerous emergent-type figures. (see Cedric Fisher’s recent article on Leonard Sweet and his role at GCN) Basically, what is taking place at GCN (and in so much of Christianity today) is a blending together of truth and error. Such a blending is a tactic of our adversary which ultimately leads to a denial and disintegration of truth. In contrast, God’s Word does not blend truth and error but rather identifies each and separates and distinguishes them. We could provide countless examples of where this dangerous blending is taking place today. The Chosen series is one example where millions of people are being drawn into its syncretism of truth and error. Creators of The Chosen admit that only 5% of their creation is actually from the Bible, but they are seeking to convince multitudes of Christians that it’s OK to mix truth and fiction (error). But the Bible is clear on that score – it is anything but OK. Yet, with popular leaders such as Greg Laurie, Jack Hibbs, and Kirk Cameron promoting The Chosen, it is hard to convince undiscerning Christians of the serious problem.

(382) David Platt Joins Rank Heretics For Conference That Promotes A False Gospel by the Dissenter, 11/10/22
“The IF:Gathering conference has been a blemish on the Evangelical Church since it started in 2014 hosting people from nearly every aberrant theological sect of Christendom while avoiding any actual gospel content. The annual conference exists to advance the “woke church” movement, the Prosperity Gospel, and charismatic charlatanry into mainstream Evangelicalism and includes speakers ranging on the spectrum from extremely troubling views to rank heretics.” David Platt has sadly been on a downhill trajectory in recent years ever since he left Brook Hills Church and became intertwined with the elite folk of mainstream Evangelicalism. The status quo of Evangelicalism have no real standards of doctrinal fidelity and they don’t really care if those people that they lend credence to preach a false gospel or not.

(383) Catholic Cardinal Opens ‘Abrahamic Family House’ With Muslims Praying Prayers Denouncing Jews And Christians by Robert Spencer – PJ Media, 2/27/23
If you’re a pious Muslim who prays the five requisite daily prayers of Islam, you will recite the Fatiha seventeen times in the course of those prayers. The final two verses of the Fatiha ask Allah: “Guide us to the straight path, the path of those whom you have favored [Islam], not of those who have earned your anger, or of those who have gone astray.” Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, the Roman Catholic Church’s apostolic nuncio emeritus to Egypt and apostolic delegate emeritus to the Arab League, as well as a past president of the Pontifical Council for Irreligious, er, that is, Interreligious Dialogue, on Sunday represented Pope Francis at the first prayer service in St. Francis of Assisi Church in Abu Dhabi, which is part of the new Abrahamic Family House, an interfaith shrine that comprises not just a church, but also a synagogue and a mosque. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty.

(384) Nick Hall and ‘the Pulse’ by Mike Oppenheimer, 3/28/23
Nick Hall is part and partner with the many global gatherings whose mission is to forge Unity. That is the goal that Hall has embedded Pulse into nearly all of the major Christian music festivals, which have signed on to start talking more about UNITY. He started Pulse in 2006 and he is claiming since then 2 million salvations and millions more exposed to Jesus. What I can’t seem to find is a video of Hall speaking the gospel which should be abundant; maybe you can help. He talks about the gospel, saying the word, but he does not give the gospel in the messages I have watched. Hall states, “I believe that God is looking to activate all of us, everyday believers, to share the gospel now." What is the gospel that saves? Jesus demonstrated his love for us by he being God, came to earth and was born a man, being both God and man, paid for our sin as he willingly laid his life down (at Passover as the lamb of God), to keep us from the judgment of our sin, so that we could be in fellowship with God today and be with him for eternity. And most importantly that He (Jesus) physically resurrected in the same body on the third day (1 Cor.15:1-4) and is alive and glorified sitting at the right hand of the Father in heaven (the resurrection is an essential to the message.) Is this what we are hearing as the gospel? Talking about Jesus is not the gospel! It’s good to share about Jesus but one must be able to give the gospel, for one to receive salvation.

(385) Five Observations Of Modern Church Liberal Drift And Apostasy at The Dissenter, 4/12/23
 Believers in Christ’s atonement are now in declared religious union with those who make light of it; believers in Holy Scripture are in confederacy with those who deny plenary inspiration; those who hold evangelical doctrine are in open alliance with those who call the fall a fable, who deny the personality of the Holy Ghost, who call justification by faith immoral, and hold that there is another probation after death, and a future restitution for the lost. Yes, we have before us the wretched spectacle of professedly orthodox Christians publicly avowing their union with those who deny the faith, and scarcely concealing their contempt for those who cannot be guilty of such gross disloyalty to Christ. —Charles Spurgeon

(386) Nick Hall and ‘the Pulse’ by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/15/23
Nick Hall is part and partner with the many global gatherings whose mission is to forge Unity. That is the goal that Hall has embedded Pulse into nearly all of the major Christian music festivals, which have signed on to start talking more about UNITY. But this is not Biblical unity! He started Pulse in 2006 and he is claiming since then 2 million salvations and millions more exposed to Jesus. What I can’t seem to find is a video of Hall speaking the gospel which should be abundant; maybe you can help. He talks about the gospel, saying the word, but he does not give the gospel in the messages I have watched. Hall states, “I believe that God is looking to activate all of us, everyday believers, to share the gospel now." What is the gospel that saves? Jesus demonstrated his love for us by he being God, came to earth and was born a man, being both God and man, paid for our sin as he willingly laid his life down (at Passover as the lamb of God), to keep us from the judgment of our sin, so that we could be in fellowship with God today and be with him for eternity. And most importantly that He (Jesus) physically resurrected in the same body on the third day (1 Cor.15:1-4) and is alive and glorified sitting at the right hand of the Father in heaven (the resurrection is an essential to the message.) Is this what we are hearing as the gospel? Talking about Jesus is not the gospel! It’s good to share about Jesus but one must be able to give the gospel, for one to receive salvation.

(387) Matt Chandler And Other Southern Baptist Leaders Have Enabled And Empowered Islamic Radicals by The Dissenter, 10/18/23
“The article from Matt Chandler’s church promotes an approach towards Muslims that, while claiming to be grounded in Christian love and openness, is nothing more than an act of submission to radical Islam. It stresses entering into relationships with Muslims with a level of deference that stifles the Christian message…” Remember several years ago when concerns were raised about how evangelical leaders, particularly those associated with ACTS 29 and The Village Church, were enabling radical Islamic groups? There has been a growing trend of interfaith dialogues facilitated by influential evangelical pastors like Matt Chandler.

(388) How The Lausanne Movement Is Hijacking Christianity To Jumpstart A Global Marxist Revolution by The Dissenter, 11/14/23
“What, or who, are the connecting dots between Lausanne and the World Economic Forum? Prominent Evangelical figures such as the late Tim Keller, David Platt, and J.D. Greear are linked to the World Economic Forum (WEF) through their promotion of “Faith Driven Investing,” which aligns with the investment strategies of BlackRock, a firm deeply embedded in WEF’s “Great Reset” initiative….” The Lausanne Movement, established in 1974 following the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, initiated by Billy Graham and other Christian leaders, is an international network of globalist evangelical leaders who purport to be focused on fulfilling the Great Commission—the Christian mandate to evangelize and make disciples of all nations. The movement emphasizes ecumenical cooperation across denominational lines and has a strong focus on global issues such as poverty, justice, and environmental stewardship.

(389) Warning: Jenny Allen’s “Gather 25″—Another Effort for “UNITY” Outside the Confines of Truth at Lighthouse Trails, 4/6/24
Recently, a Lighthouse Trails reader contacted us, concerned that his church is going to be using a book by IF:Gathering founder Jenny Allen. Lighthouse Trails posted a number of articles about IF: Gathering in the past because of its strong emergent influences. Today, Jenny Allen is still involved in bringing dangerous teachings to the church.

(390) Ecumenical Vs. Evangelical by Mike Riccardi – The Cripplegate, 4/28/24
“In 1908, more than 30 denominations representing over 18 million American Protestants set their doctrinal differences aside and met in Philadelphia at what is called the Federal Council of Churches. Their great concern was not the Gospel, but how to address the social issues of the day: race relations, international justice, reducing armaments, education, and regulating the consumption of alcohol. This was the beginning of the modern ecumenical movement.” One of the most devastating attacks on the life and health of the church throughout all of church history has been what is known as the ecumenical movement—the downplaying of doctrine in order to foster partnership in ministry between (a) genuine Christians and (b) people who were willing to call themselves Christians but who rejected fundamental Christian doctrines.

(391) A.I. Event Seeks To Connect ‘2.5 Billion Christians’ In Simultaneous Worldwide Prayer And Worship by CRN, 6/3/24
“The [ecumenical] event is being sponsored by Barna, Radical, Global Advance, CRU, Luis Palau, Jesus Film Project, Alpha, World Evangelical Alliance, RightNow Media, If: Gathering, Bible Project, Arise Asia, Global 2033, Revive Europe Movement, and Messenger International.” Gather25 is inviting all the Christians of the world, every denomination living on every continent, for a 25-hour event of simultaneous worship and prayer that will harness the power of Artificial Intelligence to ensure it is seen and heard in every tongue and language.

Jack Van Impe

(1) Van Impe Accused Of Bias by MKG, Personal Freedom Outreach, 1997 
"During the past few years, Van Impe and his ministry have become widely ecumenical and has openly patronized Roman Catholicism. Van Impe has said, �I have read the entire new catechism, 2800 points. And I know what they believe and we misrepresent them so often. I was one of those bigots who used to do it. And the Spirit spoke to me.�

(2) Jack & Rexella Van Impe - Views by Bob Hunter, The Contenders, 2000 
A number of Van Impe's views on such subjects as:  Y2K, and Anti-Christ and Nostradamus, Holy Spirit Warned Him About Y2K and the Anti-Christ, Jesus to Return 2001-2012, Roman Catholicism, Unity, the Pope and Endtimes.

(3) Jack Van Impe - Master Of Memory; Minister Of Compromise by Dr. Ken Johnson, 1995 

"Without a doubt there is no Biblical reason to hold hands with the likes of those (such as the Roman Catholic Church) who deny the Word of God and the way of salvation through Christ. This video is closed with Rexella Van Impe saying, "Unity among believers comes from our union with Christ. Let us love one another if we love Him."31 Unity of believers is based on doctrine that is taught in the Word of God; II John 9-11 and many other verses declare this simple plain thrust of the Scriptures."

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