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Great Discernment Tools!


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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BIBLES STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT
Companion CD!
by Sandy Simpson

Bible Studies in Discernment
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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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!
2004-2007
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!
2008
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


When you purchase the "Resource Tools - Emerging Church" CD for $5. 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
IDOLATRY
IN THEIR HEARTS
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.

THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION
What is it and where is it going?
is a DVD /VHS expose of  the NAR and it's leadership of C. Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, Chuck Peirce, Dutch Sheets, Bill Hamon, Jack Deere and others.

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Lessons In Forgiveness

Great Study!
by Sandy Simpson

LESSONS IN FORGIVENESS
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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Companion DVD Series to "Idolatry in Their Hearts"!

by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer

THE FIRST NATIONS MOVEMENT
Deceiving the Nations!
This DVD video series features Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson and their in depth research regarding the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People which is backed by the New Apostolic Reformation.  This is an issue that pastors and missionaries need to be informed of because it goes to the core of evangelism and preaching the Gospel.

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Finish The Race!

Go On To Maturity!
by Sandy Simpson

FINISH THE RACE!
was written to help believers to realize the absolute necessity of growing to maturity in Christ. Many churches are urging Christians to push aside discernment in favor of experience. It is our hope that this book will inspire many believers to fight the good fight, finish the race, and keep the faith (2 Tim. 4:7).

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The New Apostolic Reformation - What is it and where is it going?

Companion Book!
by Sandy Simpson

THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION
is now available in book form. This is the DVD script plus commentary by Sandy Simpson. The commentary of the DVD series is not in the book, but there are many more quotes available than in the video series.  Good reference material.  Also available on CD-ROM.

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Letters To The Church

Timely!
by Sandy Simpson

LETTERS TO THE CHURCH
is a fitting manual for the Revelation Christian. All the precepts are in the seven letters in Revelation 1:9 - 3:22 to help us keep the faith, stay in sound doctrine, and reach out to those who are perishing. I hope and pray that this book will help the reader to be an "overcomer".

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DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT

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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DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT
DVD Study Series!
by Sandy Simpson

DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT VIDEO STUDY SERIES
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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SPIRIT OF TRUTH OR SPIRIT OF ERROR?

Important Video Information
On Benny Hinn!
by Sandy Simpson, Mike Oppenheimer & Jacob Prasch

SPIRIT OF TRUTH OR SPIRIT OF ERROR? PART 1 - BENNY HINN
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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LIVING WATER 2003

Discernment Conference
Featuring Bill Randles, Gary Gilley
& Ray Yungen

3-DVD Set & 2-VHS Set Now Available!
Featuring Bill Randles, Gary Gilley
& Ray Yungen

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DISCERNMENT 2001
Conference
Featuring Dave Hunt, Duane Magnani, Mike Oppenheimer, Jacob Prasch, Jewel Grewe & Bill Randles

6-DVD Set & 2-VHS Sets

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THE EMPTY PULPIT
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.

Go here to order the book by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, P.O. Box 860683, Wahiawa, HI 96786.



Articles about John Wimber and the Vineyard. 
General Vineyard Articles


(1) My Visit To The Anaheim Vineyard by Philipp R. Johnson, 1995
Eyewitness account of the Anaheim Vineyard/Toronto "Blessing".

(2) Testing The Fruit Of The Vineyard by John Goodwin, Pastor, Solid Rock Christian Fellowship, 1999
"The church is asleep during a time it needs to be the most alert; the following pages will begin by tracing how the church has been lulled into this stupor. Although Satan's poison has devastatingly seeped into most of our churches today, this article will focus on how it has permeated the Vineyard Fellowships due to my personal involvement with this movement."  A Fundamentalist Baptist perspective.

(3) Healing And The Kingdom by Paul G. Hiebert, 1989
This chapter is taken from an out of print book called "Wonders And The Word - An Examination Of Issues Raised By John Wimber And The Vineyard Movement" by James R. Coggins and Paul G. Hiebert. As of the publishing of this book in 1989, Paul G. Hiebert was professor of mission anthropology in South Asian Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA.  He is currently Associate Dean of Academic Doctoral Programs, Chairman of the Department of Mission and Evangelism, and Professor of Mission and Anthropology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  Dr. Hiebert was at Fuller when John Wimber was there and the Vineyard movement was well underway.  This book was an apologetic against what Wimber and others were experimenting around with at Fuller and what had taken shape in the Vineyard, later to blossom into a full blown case of Toronto "Blessing".  The issues they were dealing with at the time laid the groundwork for what we see now in the "New Apostolic Reformation" or "third wave", as C. Peter Wagner has coined it.  The problems are the same. What were then the birth pangs of renewed gnosticm and eastern mysticism in the Vineyard and other Penetecostal churches are now the key issues facing the entire church and the few true believers who are left with discernment.  Dr. Hiebert articulates the issues so very well in this chapter of the book.

(4) False Prophets...Pseudo Apostles, & A New Gospel by Marion H. Reynolds, Jr.
"What individual has exercised the greatest degree of influence in persuading non-charismatic evangelicals to accept the false teachings and practices of the Charismatic movement? John Wimber, founder of Vineyard Christian Fellowship and head of Vineyard Ministries International."

(5) The Vineyard, the Charismatic Church, and the Cults by Anonymous, 10/05
Long before becoming a born-again Christian in the fall of 2000, I spent 7 years in a cult calling itself the Church of the Living Word, also known as ‘the Walk’, lead by John Robert Stevens. After the Walk, I went to the Vineyard and spent 9 years there from 1989 up until 1998. When I became a Christian in 2000 I was attending a local Charismatic church.  Soon after becoming a Christian I began to notice many similarities between what we had been taught in the Walk – an outright cult - and what was being taught in the Vineyard and Charismatic movements. As a result I started taking a closer look into the teachings of charismatic leadership. I also noticed that there was prevalent within Charismatic/Vineyard churches a ‘mindset’ which was very similar to the type of mindset I found within the cult. I will discuss this ‘cultic mindset’ in more detail later , but for now suffice it to say that I am not referring to specific doctrines, but in the way rank-and-file members relate to the leadership and accept their teachings with little, if any, serious critical evaluation. This cultic-mindset is rampant in the charismatic church today and has resulted in an appalling lack of discernment in that movement.

(6) Looking At Lonnie Frisbee: A Real Jesus Freak? by Steve Mitchell, Power To Stand Ministries, 1/07 
Jesus Movement historian, David DiSabatino has just released a new documentary film entitled: Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippy Preacher and its caused quite a stir in film festivals and churches. It documents the life and times of a hippy, Lonnie Frisbee, who many believed was gifted with great power from God after being extraordinarily commissioned and sent. He became influential in the histories of two large church movements – Calvary Chapels and Vineyards, and it is alleged in the film that because he practiced homosexuality and died of AIDS, his part in the formation and growth in these churches has been marginalized and all but written out of history books.

(7) Sour Grapes - Vineyardism and the Toronto Blessing by Pastor Larry DeBruyn, Charismania, 11/1/10
In contrast to such razzle-dazzle, the intent of the Holy Spirit's ministry is to draw attention to Jesus, not to Himself (John 15:26). Then after the regeneration of a person's heart and over a period of time, the Spirit quietly personalizes His supernatural and extraordinary work in our lives by producing Christ likeness characterized by among other things, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, forgiveness, and submission (Galatians 5:22-24; Ephesians 4:29-32; 5:18-6:40).

(8) “The Vineyard Movement Grabs Hold of Contemplative Spirituality” by Lighthouse Trails, 8/19/11
For those who wonder if the contemplative/emerging infiltration is confined to just Vineyard Anaheim, a Book Recommendations for Youth list on the main USA Vineyard website recommends emerging church favorites N.T. Wright, Andy Stanley, Erwin McManus, and Shane Claiborne, and contemplatives Henri Nouwen, Dallas Willard, John Ortberg, Jim Burns, and John Eldredge.  Sadly, Vineyard youth are being introduced to these contemplative/emerging leaders. In addition, Vineyard has at least one leader who is designated to work with Vineyard churches in spiritual formation. 



John Wimber

(1) The Roots: John Wimber And The Vineyard by Bill Randles, 1997
Examine the roots of the current "counterfeit" revivals by going back to one of the major roots -- John Wimber and The Vineyard. "I believe that the only accurate evaluation of any movement begins by looking at the roots. As it is written, "A good tree cannot produce evil fruit, nor can an evil tree produce good fruit." Origin determines everything when it comes to spiritual evaluation."

(2) Wimber Plays Down Toronto Rift by John Martin, 1996 John Wimber is now saying that his relationship with John Arnott of the Toronto Airport Fellowship Church is "better than ever".

(3) The Kingdom Of God According To John Wimber by Carl Widrig Jr., 1995
"To anyone familiar with the theology of George Eldon Ladd the above should sound strikingly familiar, and the false teaching above should be easily discernible. I leave the reader with the following things to consider regarding the theology of John Wimber as indicated above, and the effect his theology may have had on those who follow him."  Also included is this chart of Definitions & Comparison Of Kingdom Now Theology And Dispensationalism from his book The Doctrine Of The Kingdom Of God.

(4) John Wimber - Deceased Nov. 17, 1997

E-mail, official and non-official, regarding the death of John Wimber, Nov. 17, 1997.
(5) The Vineyard Movement Grabs Hold of Contemplative Spirituality by Lighthouse Trails, 5/4/12
Vineyard Anaheim has turned to Richard Foster’s Renovare to bring these “disciplines” to their church members.

New Sandy Simpson Messages 
on CD & DVD

New DVD!
A TALE OF TWO KINGDOMS
Kingdom Now or Kingdom Come?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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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BIBLES STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT
New Book!
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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BIBLES STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT
Companion CD!
by Sandy Simpson

Bible Studies in Discernment
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.

Go here for more information or click on the "Add To Cart" below.  The price is $10. per cd plus s/h.


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