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When The Ends AND The Means Are Unjustifiable
by Sandy Simpson

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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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

This DVD set is a message based on this article.

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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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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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
This DVD is a message based on this article.

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
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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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 8:19 When they say to you, “Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter," should not a peopleconsult their God?Should they consult the 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
"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
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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Lord's Prayer
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
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 Future
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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Turn Away
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
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?
"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
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
Servant Authority
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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
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
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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Gods Attitude
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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Nip It
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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New Panentheism
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
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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Reverse Paradigm Shift
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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Firm Foundation
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
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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4 Books
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
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 Pel" 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

Sola Scriptura
"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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Question of Dominion

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

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

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 & Hold On

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

"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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2 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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Bible Studies

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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Bible Studies CD

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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Wishful Thinking

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 1
Signs 2

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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Good Shepherd

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

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Christian Bookstores

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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Extreme Prophetic

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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NAR Book

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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Toolkit Book

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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Toolkit DVD

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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Benny Hinn

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 2003

Discernment Conference
Featuring Bill Randles, Gary Gilley
& Ray Yungen
3-DVD Set

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Discernment 2001

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

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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 on C. Peter Wagner's "New Apostolic Reformation" as well as false spiritual warfare teachings.  This page includes the "successul apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers" named on the Wagner Leadership Institute's site as those with "proven effectiveness in ministry, communications skills and a recognized anointing for the impartation of ministry skills". Beware of these "Latter Rain" advocatres who would lay another foundation than the one already laid in Jesus Christ and the Apostles and Prophets of Scripture! 
Go directly to these exposes:
Todd Bentley, Mike Bickle, Francis Chan, John Crowder, John Dawson, Joy Dawson, Jack Deere, Francis Frangipane, Ted Haggard, Bill Hamon, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Johnson, Bob Jones, Rick Joyner, Patricia King, George Otis, Jr., Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, Ed Silvoso, Chad Taylor, C. Peter Wagner, YWAM 
A Tale Of Two Kingdoms
Kingdom Now or Kingdom Come?
by Sandy Simpson
For the full article go here.  For ordering information on this DVD called "A Tale Of Two Kingdoms"" go here
General Articles 
(1) The New Apostolic Reformation by Inner-City Christian Discernment Ministry, 2000 
This is the index page for a series of articles on the Apostolic Movement or, as C. Peter Wagner, self-proclaimed "apostle" calls it, "The New Apostolic Reformation".  "The most dangerous purveyors of deception are today's restored apostles and prophets.  Why?  Because they purport to speak for our Lord and they claim to hold the greatest authority over the direction of the Church and the lives of God's people. These apostles & prophets are the people that the majority of the other leaders in the charismatic movement look to for new insights, revelation, and vision for the future of the Church. In the left hand column is a series of files which expose this most recent aberrant movement within charismania.   Each page will have other "levels" of pages contained in them, like a Chinese puzzle box.  So take the time to search through them! It will be eye opening.  ICCDM has more information on the "Apostolic Movement" than any other web site."

(2) 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."  This is an expose' of a number of organizations and individuals such as C. Peter Wagner. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.Part 4 is actually a seperate article on Dominion Theology. 

(3) Christian Fortune Tellers Never Get It Right, Either by G. Richard Fisher, PFO, 1999 
"In an editorial in the last issue of The Quarterly Journal, co-director G. Richard Fisher explored the world of tabloid prognosticators and how an undiscerning world is all too quick to "run after psychics and psychic predictions." He also pointed out that an attraction for prophecy and future-telling, a longtime staple within Charismatic camps, has made inroads into Evangelical circles as well. Self-appointed prophets are cropping up everywhere. There is even a "National School of the Prophets Conference," where for $175 you can be trained in the art of "propheteering." C. Peter Wagner, Dutch Sheets, Rick Joyner, Cindy Jacobs, Mike Bickle, Ted Haggard and others can train us to be "prophets" (Charisma magazine, Dec. 1998). That magic word gives instant credibility in the mind of some."

(4) The Apostles Are Coming To Your City, Ready or Not by Orell Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 6, No. 2, March/April 2001 
In a previous issue of PLUMBLINE, I described the efforts of C. Peter Wagner to create a New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) which he predicts will be even greater in scope and significance than the Protestant Reformation of the 1500's.  The centerpiece of the movement is the purported restoration, by God, of the NT office-gift of "Apostle' to the end-time church. Now Wagner and his apostolic buddies are attempting to move from vision to reality.  In an article titled, APOSTOLIC REFORMATION on his Website he reveals moves that are currently underway, to implement his apostolic reformation.  In this article he restates the goals and also the preliminary means to implement them.

(5) The New Apostolic Reformation by Orrel Steinkamp, D. Min, The Plumbline 
"C. Peter Wagner is attempting to will into existence what he calls a "New Apostolic Reformation". He tells us in a
book he has edited called "The New Apostolic Churches" of the struggle he had with naming his new reformation. "I needed a name ... For a couple of years I experimented with 'Post denominationalism'. The name I have settled
on for the movement is the New Apostolic Reformation."

(6) Streams, Rivers, Floods, Avalanches by Jewel Grewe, 2000 
"A National Symposium on the Post-Denominational Church was convened by Dr. C. Peter Wagner at Fuller Seminary, May 21-23, 1996. Bill Hamon said that "this was a historical occasion in God's annals of Church history. It was prophetically orchestrated by the Holy Spirit to fulfill God's progressive purposes of bringing His church to its ultimate destiny. . . the consensus of the panelists was that there are still apostles and prophets in the Church, and there is an emerging Apostolic Movement that will revolutionize the 21st Century Church". [Quote book] The "Prophets" have scattered throughout the earth making place for the soon to be anointed Apostles. These Apostles will: 1. Remove man-made traditions in the Church. Pastors will be redefined. They will be rather like a coach of a sports team. 2. Bring Cell groups into being. The Pastor (Coach) will make sure everyone works together to fulfill his vision for the Church. This method of organization will actually help maintain more control as the cell groups network."

(7) The New Apostolic Reformation And Other Third Wave Issues by Philip Powell & Jacob Prasch, Tape Transcripts, July 2001 
The following files are in WordPad format! Right click the links to download unless you have a WordPad .doc viewer plug-in for your browser. "Philip Powell and Jacob Prasch have just concluded a series of meetings in Brisbane when among other things they sought to counter some of the false teaching relating to the following topics. The messages were recorded on audio and video and are available by contacting the CWM Office in Australia as follows: CHRISTIAN WITNESS MINISTRIES (CWM), PO Box 341 HEALESVILLE VIC 3777  -  Fax +61 (0)3 5962 2615. 
Christ or Modern Day Apostles?" Where do Peter Wagner, John Lewis, Mark Conners and Ben Gray Fit In? "For there are false apostles... transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ" - 2 Cor 11:13. 
Is Cindy Jacobs Really A Prophet to the Nations? Where do the School of the Prophets and men like Stephen Penny Fit In? "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:
because many false prophets are gone out into the world" - 1 John 4:1. 
What Does The Bible Teach About Territorial Spirits & Spiritual Mapping? Are George Otis, Harold Caballeros & the Transformations videos conning you? "And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables" 2 Tim 4:4.
Can a Gospel that is Free be Sold For Money? Does the message of Copeland, Hinn and Houston reflect true Christianity? Are their different gospel and another Jesus deceiving you? "Many shall follow their ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you" - 2 Peter 2: 2 & 3."

(8) Take The City! by Inner City Discernment Ministries 
"One of the more recent false concept to sweep the Church, mainly the charismatic segment of the Body is the belief that the Church is to be in the business of "taking" their cities for Christ.   As spiritual and high-minded as this sounds it is without any biblical support or historical precedent."

(9) The Prophets Rise Again by Jewel van der Merwe, Discernment Ministries, 8/01 
"It is obvious that we are living in times of great spiritual naivete. The church has strayed so far from the pure Word of God, she no longer recognizes that her place in the world is to be "salt" and "light". Instead, of salt and light, she has allowed pernicious doctrines to enter into her midst which have become like "leaven" which is quickly leavening the whole lump."

(10) Do We Have All Authority? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 8/01 
"Are we going to take the world for Christ by a miracle working army?"

(11) Do Demons Have Zip Codes? by Chuck Lowe, author of Territorial Spirits and World Evangelisation?, Christianity Today, July 13, 1998 
"The closest things to territorial spirits in the New Testament are angels, not demons." 

(12) The New Apostolic Government ... What Earthly Good Is It? ... An expose' of the "Open Memorandum Addressing The Twin Towers War" by C. Peter Wagner
commentary by Sandy Simpson, 9/27/01 
"That he and a few others want to be the papal voice of Christianity (as if we needed a larger cacophony of voices at this point) is an indictment on Christianity as a whole."

(13) Spiritual Mapping by Rev. Kent Philpott, Miller Avenue Church, 6/99 
"It started with John Dawson's book, Taking Our Cities for God, published in 1989 by Creation House. The book's subtitle is: "How to Break Spiritual Strongholds." John Dawson, at that time, directed Youth With A Mission in Los Angeles, California. In a quest for more effective evangelism tools, he taught that demonic forces block gospel efforts."

(14) Repenting For The Sins Of The Nation by D. Stamen, 2001 
"The purpose of this article is only to look at the basic scriptures which relate to the matters concerning confession, prayer and repentance, and to show that they say something quite different to these modern ideas."

(15) Concerning Curses by D. Stamen, 2001 
"In this second article ( the first one was concerning " repenting for the sins of the nation" ) we want to look at this idea that "curses" from the past " whether from the person's own life or from previous generations - can keep Christians in bondage and deprive them of the blessings of God and of their inheritance in Christ."

(16) Territorial Spirits by D. Stamen, 2001 
"Where are these things taught in the NT? The simple, comprehensive and conclusive answer is, " Nowhere!""

(17) Spiritual Warfare Evangelism: How Did We Get Here? by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 6, No. 5 - November/December 2001 
"In this issue of Plumbline I will include a short article that summarizes the teaching of geographical spiritual warfare: a concise summary that provides a comprehensive view of this subject.  Following this article I will summarize the historical milieu from which these practices have evolved.  C. Peter Wagner, as well as others, did not cut the current warfare worldview from new cloth."

(18) Latter Rain/Manifest Sons Of God Doctrines - Just Give Me The Facts by Renee Rodriguez, Age To Age, 2001 
"The Churches Response To The Manifest Sons of God/Latter Rain Teaching? What is "Latter Rain" Teaching? What is "Manifest Sons of God" Teaching? Who Are The People Responsible For This Teaching? Where Is The Current Latter Rain Teaching Found Today and Who Is Teaching It?"

(19) The Prophetic Movement by Robert Liichow, Inner City Discernment Ministries, 1997 
"Today the Church has never experienced a time when so many have risen up globally and claimed the divine calling of prophet or prophetess. "

(20) The Technology Of Spiritual Warfare Evangelism by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 7, No. 1 - January/February 2002 
"Mapping the spirit world and its internal organization is not the assignment of the church.  The great commission is not, "Go into all the world and bring down principalities -- but rather "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15. Our choice is very clear!  We must follow the teachings of Jesus, and the practice of the Apostles as recorded in Scripture!

(21) Just Give Me The Facts - New Apostolic Reformation compiled by Renee Rodriguez, updated 3/02 
"What is The New Apostolic Reformation? What is the Prophetic? What Is Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare? What About the Terms Used in Spiritual Warfare, What Do They Mean? What is Deliverance Ministry?"

(22) Indigenous People Issues - A Warning About The World Christian Gathering Of Indigenous People by Sandy Simpson, Pacific Waves Newsletter, 5/02 
"But I do not endorse movements that, for all their good intentions, are a mixture of good, unbiblical and heretical theology. How can we effectively bring the gospel if that gospel is tainted by the world, the flesh and the devil. We as Christians must stand firm in the faith once for all delivered to the saints. We must not get involved in ecumenical movements that look like the world, act like the world, and instead of bringing the Word to the world are bringing the world to the world."  Go here for a commentary on the full transcript of the "Word To The World" radio programs 541-550. Also read this article.

(23) The Apostolic Movement by Rev. Robert Liichow, Discernment Ministry International, 1998 
A page with lots of historical background on the Apostolic Movement. 

(24) Transformation by Jewel (van der Merwe) Grewe, May/June 2002 Newsletter 
"It is sad to observe that we have moved into a time of a new form of "spirituality" where man becomes the ultimate. That which has been tried and proven over the centuries is being discarded like a dirty garment. In the days ahead it will increasingly become less and less popular to say: "Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life"."

(25) Updated!  The Transforming Church by Cross + Word, 7/02 
"A major new series in eight (or more) parts looking at the present-day move to cell-churches and home groups. Only parts one to five are online at the moment. Later parts will follow when completed."

Special(26) Transformations or Re-Transformation - A Paradigm Shift For Evangelism by Concerned Christians, 7/02 - This link has been broken for some time.  This article is by Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson. 
The article you are about to read was put together by Concerned Christians, who care for people and the truth. I pray that as you read this article that you will also reflect quietly and prayerfully on what you are reading. 

(27) The Faulty Foundation Of The Five-Fold Ministry by Robert M. Bowman, Jr., Christian Research Journal, Fall 1987, page 31 
It has recently become popular to speak of "the five-fold ministry," a system of church government with apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. The neo-Pentecostal "Restoration" movement and its offshoot, "kingdom now" teaching, claims that one of the things which God is "restoring" to the church is this five-fold ministry. 

(28) The Spiritual Warfare Movement by Gary Gilley, Southern View Chapel, Tihnk On These Things, Volume 1,  Issue 6, April 1995 
It seems that Christians never tire of trying to come up with a new way of dealing with life. We are reminded of the Athenians at the Areopagus who, "Used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new" (Acts 17:21).  Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

(30) The New Apostolic Church Movement by Mike Oppenhiemer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/02 
Peter Wagner and the apostolic roundtable--understanding the background of the new movement afoot in the church that wants to restore and change the course of Christianity.

(31) Do YOU Want To Be An Apostle? by Mike Oppenhiemer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/02 
There is a new movement afoot in the church that is restoring an apostolic government under apostolic headmaster Peter Wagner.

(32) Native American Gospel? by The Berean Call, January 1998 
The newsletter mentions "Rev. Richard Twiss" (a Lakota Indian) and his concern that native Americans (also known as First Nation people) have rejected the gospel of Christ because it has not been presented to them "within the contexts of their spiritual, traditional, and ceremonial life experiences." But for the gospel to be presented in
the context of paganism and idolatry is to confuse and pervert the truth of Christ. 

(33) Lying Wonders by Joseph Chambers, Paw Creek Ministries, 10/02 
Many different manifestations previously known almost exclusively to the occult are sweeping the church world.  Is it the Holy Spirit or is it "psychic activity?" You will eventually have to answer that question for yourself, hopefully after you finish this article.

(34) The Changing Face Of Christianity by Tony Pearce, Christian Witness Ministries 
At Bonnke's rally in Nigeria, 78 miracles were claimed on stage, but no evidence was found afterwards. Bonnke cursed cancers in the name of Jesus and claimed that those who were blind could now see. The programme then panned to the area below the stage where people from the crowd were being selected as to who could go on stage to testify to healing. There was clear evidence of fakery as most would be participants were barred from the stage. One person who was selected to testify claimed that he was blind and could now see, but it was then shown that he could actually see in the first place. Fifteen people were crushed to death at the rally. The parents of a child who was killed tried to get her body to Bonnke hoping he would raise her from the dead, but were barred from the stage. The family did the next best thing and laid the body on Bonkke's Mercedes Benz in the hope of the child coming back to life. All of this is a far cry from the miracles of the New Testament. 

(35) The Church Growth Movement & Purpose Driven Church VERSUS The Bible
A chart that compares the teachings of the Church Growth Movement with those of the Bible. You will be shocked to see just how unbiblical the CGM is, which was conceived by people like C. Peter Wagner and carried out by people like Bill Hybels at Willow Creek. 

(36)  Are The Any More False Prophets? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 1/31/03
According to some people the answer is no, there are only those learning to practice their gift. 

(37) Welcome The New Prophets To The Head Of The  Church - Latter Day Prophets by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 1/31/03
The prophetic movement influence inside the church, is there anything to be concerened about?

(38) G12 - Cell Church Movement by Cross + Word, The Transforming Church, Section 9, 2003
Every activity and belief as well as personal relationships and the minutiae of life is funneled through the discipleship pyramid.

(39) Transforming The Church Through The Dialectic by Dean Gotcher, Discernment Newsletter, Issue #14 Volume #2 January/February 2003
It is very troubling to see how the church leadership has fallen victim to the seducing methods used by Satan in their quest for reaching souls for Christ.Jesus warned us of this when He said that there would be those who will say "Lord, Lord . . .."

(40) Leadership/Managerial Techniques "Transform" New Paradigm Churches by Orrel Steincamp, The Plumbline, Volume 8, No. 2, April-May 2003
Romans 12:1- Unfortunately, it appears that much of the church has reversed this admonition.Cultural dissonance is to be avoided at all costs.Surveys taken from the 'target audience' before a church plant actually fashion the mold into which the gospel message and practice are poured.Self�absorbed self-centeredness comprises the mold.The mold is audience-shaped.

(41) A New Way Of Thinking by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 5/10/03

The Church, praxis and New Age influences. 

(42) The Dishonoring Of God In Popular Spiritual Warfare Teaching by Bob DeWaay, Critical Issues Commentary, Issue 48
Many popular teachers question God's sovereign rule over His own creation. Their unbiblical scenario goes like this: God made Adam the ruler of the world; Adam committed "treason" and turned the rightful dominion of the earth over to Satan; and Christ's atonement was to regain this lost dominion. According to this theology, however, Christ turned the rulership of the world over to the church when He ascended into heaven. The church consequently lost it back to Satan by ignorance, unbelief, and dis-unity. Now in these last days supposed prophets and apostles are being raised up to take control over the Satanic forces in the heavenlies and Christianize the world. This happens as the church takes cities through binding and casting down the spiritual forces of darkness that rule over them. Many dominion spiritual warfare teachers embrace this scheme, though differing on some details.

(43) Creating A Common Partnership Between The Moneyed Elites And The Religious Elites by S.R. Shearer, 11/28/99
The apostasy and even heresy that has taken root in the church today is becoming ever more appalling and frightful to those serious students of the Word of God who have taken the time to study what's been happening in all that passes at present for "evangelical Christianity" 

(44) Rejecting The Transformations Teachings by Rebecca Lindrose, Texas, USA
I have openly stood in opposition to the false teachings of the transformation revivalists in the past and am not ashamed to have my name attached to that position now. In fact, I have felt increasingly frustrated at not being able to publicly expose this false theology to prevent more people from being led astray by deceptive and charismatic personalities from the true doctrine of Jesus Christ.

(45) The G12 Movement In The Church by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/13/03 
What's it all about? Part 1.

Special(46) The "Script" Underlying Spiritual Warfare Christianity by Orrel Steincamp, The Plumbline, Volume 8, No. 4, November/December 2003 
In recent decades a radically different script of salvation history worldview has entered the scene.  Unfortimately, it is rarely recognized as being outside the boundaries.  It has many things in common with orthodox Christianity, but its underlying heilgeschichte is fundamentally different.  It is a rival salvation history, which promotes a false gospel.  The current evangelical culture of downplaying theology in favor of pragmatic evangelistic strategies is a main reason why this alien heilgeschicte is often undetected when it creeps, or even stalks boldly, into the church.  This movement appeals widely because  it promises heretofore unheard-of success in evangelism and rapid church growth.

(47) The New "How To" Christianity - Helpful Tools Or Dangerous Weapons? by Sandy Simpson, 8/00, revised 3/04 
"... the goal of Christian mission is not success, but faithful witness; not power, but proclamation; not technique, but truth; not method, but message." - Michael Horton, Power Religion, Moody Press, pg. 15

(48) A Call For Repentance! - a debrief on the "A Call For Accountability" and "The Orlando Statement" which was brought to consensus among Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation false apostles and false prophetsby Sandy Simpson, 3/9/04 
A group of the International Coalition of Apostles (ICA), which was organized by "super apostle" C. Peter Wagner and other "apostles and prophets" with the express goal of bringing the entire apostate "Church" under their leadership, recently agreed upon the following "A Call For Accountability".  It is laudable that they are attempting to address unethical and immoral practices in Third Wave churches under their "authority", but you cannot address the symptom if you don't deal with the root of the problem.  The root is the sin of apostasy from the truth. 

(49) Theopostic Counseling by Philip Powell, CETF, December 2003, Volume 9.2, Issue 27 
Unbiblical psycho-heresy.

(50) Theopostic Ministry - Victim Counseling by Ted Brooks, Testing The Spirits 
Jesus is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. We won't discover truth if we look beyond him. 

(51) Apostolic by Robert Liichow, Inner City Discernment Ministry 
The most dangerous purveyors of deception are today's restored apostles and prophets.  Why?  Because they purport to speak for our Lord and they claim to hold the greatest authority over the direction of the Church and the lives of God's people. These apostles & prophets are the people that the majority of the other leaders in the charismatic movement look to for new insights, revelation, and vision for the future of the Church.

(52) Will The Real Church Please Stand Up? by Gary Gilley, Think On These Things, June2004 
I believe a local church can fail at many things, but it must not fail at holding forth the truth of the living God.  To fail at this is to fail at the primary mission given to the church.  The church is not free to create truth, to supplement truth, to alter truth, or to selectively obey truth.  The church is to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict (Titus 1:9).  The church is to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3).  The church is to preach the word; be ready, in season, and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction (2 Timothy 4:2).  To not accept these commands as a sacred trust is to totally miss the most important reason for the church's existence.  But as we will see next time, the twenty-first century, engulfed as it is in postmodernism, is not an environment in which truth can easily flourish.

(53) An Open Letter to the UK Director of World Vision  by Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, 8/04 
In the opinion of many people, World Vision has departed from its evangelistic origins and hence from its claims to be an Evangelical organization. It is now deteriorated into a mere social political organization in Evangelical masquerade with a social political gospel that biblically is no gospel at all. 

(54) Peter Wagner's Apostles for the Second Apostolic Age  by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/15/04 
Wagner's explanation of what is taking place. 

Special(55) Synergy by Sandy Simpson, 9/29/04 
Synergy is 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.

(56) Richard Twiss Connections by Sandy Simpson, 10/1/04 
Richard Twiss is spreading the doctrines of the New Apostolic Reformation and is endorsed by them.  He claims that the Great Spirit of the Indians is the Holy Spirit of the Bible, and endorses ministries who make this same claim.  He endorses and promoted books by people like Daniel Kikawa that present information as fact when it is proven myth.  He continues to teach that the Great Spirit is the Holy Spirit by wearing the cultural items associated with the Great Spirit, even though it is a historical fact that the Great Spirit is a pantheistic god that required blood rituals and human sacrifice.  Richard Twiss claims that what he is doing is not syncretism, when it is the very definition of syncretism. 

Special(57) False Prophecies Of The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) by Sandy Simpson, 10/03/04 
There is so much false prophecy in the NAR that it I could do an entire web site devoted to that issue alone.  If you want to see the daily parade of false prophecies emanating from the NAR, subscribe to the Elijah List.  It means nothing to these false apostles and false prophets to say things in the name of the Lord that not only do not come to pass, but would never come to pass because they are unbiblical and ridiculous.

Special(58) ADDENDUM - "The New Apostolic Reformation - What is it and where it is going?" by Sandy Simpson, 10/7/04 
This is some information that has come in since the release of the DVD series above.  This information further confirms the information on the series.

(59) Discernment The Size Of A Flea - An Open Letter To Charisma Magazine by Bud Press, 10/9/04 
Your recent article, "Prophetic Movement Confronts Extremes of Suppression, Sensationalism" (CharismaNow update, 10/7/04), prompted within me an acute case of righteous indignation.

(60) G12 - The Government of 12 by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/8/04 
Another look at what they are saying and doing.

(61) False Apostles! - The False Apostles Of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) by Sandy Simpson, 10/13/04 
The NAR proponants claim to be foundational Apostles to the modern church.  This claim is exactly what Paul warned the Church about regarding false apostles.  False apostles are identified as those who claim they are equal with the the foundational Apostles.  The NAR proponants go even further. They claim to be GREATER than the original Apostles.

(62) The Seeker Frinedly Church Movement - A New Way Of Doing Church by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/04 
Mike Oppenheimer lectures on the seeker friendly/sensitive church methods and the Purpose Driven Life book (video has power point clips, over two hours. A good intro into what this is about for those who are involved. The source of the movement, the book and methods of diaprax are covered). $17 includes shipping in US.

(63) Let These Prophets NOT Prophesy by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/19/04 
What's the solution to the prophetic mess? 

(64) Seminary President Apologizes for Evangelizing Mormons by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 11/23/04 
Fuller president apologizes for former evangelistic efforts to Mormons.

(65) Dialogue or a Widening of the Road by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 11/24/04 
The implications of the seeker friendly way of doing apologetics.

(66) Paul Cain, Latter Rain Prophet of Renown Is Now Discredited by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 9, No. 5, December 2004 

Paul Cain, a  prophetic legend and a living bridge to William Branham and the Latter Rain of the 50's, has now been revealed to be an alcoholic and a practicing homosexual. Ironically, this disclosure came at the hands of his fellow prophets who had elevated him to a super prophet status and who themselves endeavored to attain the lofty prophetic mantle of Cain himself. 

(67) There Are 3 Types Of Predictive "Prophecy" That Can Come True Sometimes - There Is Only 1 Type Of Predictive Prophecy That Comes True All The Time! by Sandy Simpson, 3/05 

Prophecy is a broad term.  In the Bible it is often defined as preaching, teaching, exhorting, etc.  Prophecy in modern times has come to mean almost exclusively the prediction of future events.  But this is only one aspect of prophecy as defined in the Word.

(68) A Call To The Nations? by Sandy Simpson, 4/28/05
Unbiblical teachings by the organizers and participants of this conference including Richard Twiss, Daniel Kikawa, Aloha Ke Akua and YWAM.

(69) Let's "Talkstory"! by Sandy Simpson, 5/7/05 
Two stories to illustrate and correct the false teachings of "A Call To All Nations" speakers including Don Richardson, John Dawson, Richard Twiss and Daniel Kikawa with regard to there being worship of the true God in hundreds of cultures from the beginning.

(70) Perpetuated In Righteousness - A Review by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/5/07 
A series of articles reviewing, in detail, this book which is one of the books laying the basis for the "A Call To All Nations" conference. 

(1) Overview of the Book Perpetuated in Righteousness
(2) The Gospel in the Stars
(3) Perpetuated in Righteousness or Perpetuating a Modern Myth
(4) Io the God of the Bible
(5) Io, the Trinity, and the gods

(71) Regarding The Accuracy Of Oral Traditions - With Reference To Daniel Kikawa's Book "Perpetuated In Righteousness" by Sandy Simpson, 5/10/05 
The accuracy of oral tradition is, in a word, "inaccurate".  I dare say that if we were able to trace back most oral traditions today, as God sees them from an eternal perspective, we would see the mutations, changes and fabrications involved in modern mythology.  We would also see a lot of "fables".

(72) The Testimony Of Heneri Opukaha'ia - regarding the state of religion and society in Hawaii before the Gospel - A Rebuttal To Daniel Kikawa's Book "Perpetuated In Righteousness" by Sandy Simpson, 5/17/05 
This article is a reminder of what Hawaii was like before the Gospel was preached.  This is the account of a very important eyewitness. It is an unfortunate fact that often, by the third generation of Christians in any given area of the world, important information has begun to be lost and forgotten.  This is clearly evident in the writings of people like Daniel Kikawa.  The stark facts, of Hawaiian culture and religion before the Gospel was preached in Hawaii, are made evident by the testimony of a man without whom the peoples of Hawaii would never have had the opportunity to hear the Gospel message and would still be living in the sins of their ancestors.

(73) Articles On "Transformations" Movement
Here are some articles on the currrent "Tranformations" movement headed by Ed Silvoso and C. Peter Wagner whichis coming to Hawaii under the banner of "Transformations Hawaii". Click on the underlined links to read various articles on this topic. 

Transformations and Revivals by Terry Arnold, From the March/April 2001 "Diakrisis" Newsletter
The Global Day of Prayer by Sarah Leslie
The "Script" Underlying Spiritual Warfare Christianity by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 8, No. 4, November/December 2003
George Otis and his Fallacious Teachings by Johan Malan 
Transformations or Re-Formation by Concerned Christians with forward by Renee Rodriguez, Age To Age, 7/02 
Transformations or Deception - Updated to Include Latest Research on "Transformations II: The Glory Spreads" by Tom Smith
CREATING COMMUNITY - Part 1 - 40 Days of Change through Transformational Leadership by Berit Kjos - October 2004

(74) Before Hawai'i Can Be Transformed - You Must Be Transformed by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/20/05 
Ed Silvosos's plan for "Transformation Hawaii".

(75) The Global Day of Prayer by Sarah Leslie 
The Global Day of Prayer did not come up on the radar screen until recently, but it was many years in the planning. Sue Conway and I spent several months researching this on the Internet as it developed. The more we delved into it, the more apparent it was to us that this was an event that the organizers truly believe will officially launch the "Kingdom" on earth. The organizers and organizations backing this event are tightly interlocked.  This plan for Kingdom transformation is intended to affect every living person on the face of the earth. There are many disturbing references to dominion as an activity that the church has the right to engage in by whatever means �" whether it be psycho-social marketing techniques,  collaboration or force. The Word of God (the Gospel) is de-emphasized in favor of spiritual warfare type activities and social action. Marketplace "transformation" is particularly concerning because of the obvious opportunities for exploitation of the poor. Kingdom-building activities will be costly to families, women, children, elderly and infirm.

(76) What Is "Transformation"? by Lynn & Sarah Leslie, 8/15/05 
In today's neo-evangelical church, the term "transformation" is currently in vogue. Various churches and denominations claim to be undergoing "transformation." This word no longer refers to the humble sanctification of the individual believer. Rather, it now refers to an orchestrated, systemic and revolutionary overhaul of the global church, including the "transformation" of cities, societies, cultures, marketplaces, and more. 

(77) Prayer Center of the Pacific by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/08/05 
Wanting to see ones communities transformed is a good goal but it also depends on how one tries to get it accomplished. If it is not done the Lord's way then God is not involved in it. Virginia and David Domligan head up this prayer organization here in Hawaii. On her program Virginia can be heard speaking of  enticing people with a Double and triple portion tonight ( even though there is no such thing in the Bible to be passed on). She calls out demons from Christians and teaches about fasting to break the power of the enemy in ones life as well as spiritual warfare teaching. Fasting has nothing to do with gaining power to cast out demons in the heavenlies. The Bible mentions that deliverance in a person could not be successful with certain demonic possessions unless the apostles fasted along with praying.

(78) Three Fallacies Of Third Wave Spiritual Warfare Teachings by Sandy Simpson, 10/19/05 
A recent Third Wave newsletter illustrates the ridiculous and erroneous nature of New Apostolic "spiritual warfare" teachings. 

(79) Why Prayer Warfare Is Heresy by Herescope, 12/05 
Another subtle deception abounding, comes through the use of terminology to lure Christians into thinking that a very high form of godliness will earn them a distinctive place in JOEL'S ARMY as a potentate. There is a great emphasis on praying and becoming holy before the Lord. It sounds so good - so attainable. Yet when Bob Jones and Mike Bickle discuss intercession, a perfectly scriptural term, they are meaning something quite unscriptural.

(80) Dominionism and the Rise of Christian Imperialism by Sarah Leslie, 12/05 
This paper is a brief overview of the three main dominionist movements operating inside evangelicaldom and examines how all three of these sects are now converging around a global "kingdom" agenda. This paper is not a treatise on doctrine, nor is it an historical record, nor is it a thorough analysis of the multifarious streams of evangelical dominionism. This paper does not cover the broader issue of dominionist sects within other world religions, except for a few brief noteworthy mentions. To examine the totality of the individuals, the organizations, and their cross-linkages would require an exhaustive study which is beyond the scope of this brief synopsis. Even so, every point made in this paper could be validated by dozens, sometimes hundreds, of pieces of documentation. The inquiring reader may check out the footnotes and references. Only a small handful of Christian discernment and apologetics ministries, of which this writer is a part, have been paying attention to the intersection of the dominionist streams. The apologetic ministries fulfill a Scriptural role to examine and expose false doctrines and teachers, and to warn other believers of heresies (Jude 3, 2 Peter 2:1). Increasingly, over the past two decades, many apologists have become seduced by dominionism, blunting their ability to critically examine the roots and fruits of this rapidly rising new church era.

(81) The Dominion Mandate and the Christian Reconstruction Movement by Bob DeWaay, Critical Issues Commentary, 12/05 
World political and social dominion for the church was not envisioned by the writers of the New Testament. The idea of a "remnant" of faithful people is predominant in Scripture, particularly the Old Testament. This fits Paul's teaching in Romans and the universal witness of the Scripture. It never was the majority who were faithful to God. This also fits with the testimony of church history unto this day. The Reconstructionist agenda has had no historical fulfillment, Biblical or otherwise. It is not understood or clearly taught by the writers of the New Testament. The thousands of years they claim to have to make it happen would not suffice even if God were to allow history to run that long before the Lord's return. Jesus asked, "When the Son of Man returns, will He find faith [lit. `the faith'] on the earth?" (Luke 18:8) He did not seem to assume He would return to a Christianized society.

(82) Who's Who In The New Apostolic by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 12/30/05 
In 1999 C. Peter Wagner, chief architect of and salesman for the New Apostolic Reformation, lists two significant members of this group. From Wagner's 1999 book Churchquake: how the new apostolic reformation is shaking up the church as we know it (Regal) comes these two statements: "Bill Hybels, new apostolic pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, Barrington, Illinois, and a longtime friend of Robert Schuller, agrees that pastors have the responsibility of determining the purpose of each corporate gathering." (p. 179) "New apostolic churches, like Rick Warren's, turn this [leadership and ministry] around 180 degrees, as he explains in his best-seller, The Purpose Driven Church (Zondervan)." (p. 213)

(83) Is Theophostic Prayer Ministry Dangerous? by Jan Fletcher, Lying, 01/01/06
What are the dangers of Theophostic Prayer Ministry? (See how TPM plays out in the real world.)

(84) How Small Groups Are "Transformed" by Herescope, 1/26/06
The process of group dynamics is important to understand in the context of this current series of Herescope posts, which has focused on the evangelical post-modern paradigm shift envisioned and orchestrated by Leadership Network.

(85) Dominionism and its Human Empire by Johan Malan, University of Limpopo, South Africa (February 2006)
Millions of Christians all over the world are confronted with the growing tide of dominionism. This is a form of Christian humanism in which believers see themselves as commissioned and empowered by God to manifest His kingdom on earth to the good of all. Dominionism is based upon kingdom theology since it claims to physically reveal the kingdom of God with all its benefits to humanity. Its institution is described as reconstructionism or a transformation movement because of the far-reaching changes that society must undergo to ensure a better life for all. This situation is described by some as "heaven on earth" and presupposes the incapacitating of Satan's opposing kingdom of darkness.

(86) Dominionism Exposed compiled by Sandy Simpson, 2/2/06
Kingdom-Dominion, or 'Restoration' theology has risen to popular acceptance in the last thirty years or so, gaining confidence and strength with time and developing its doctrine as it progressed.

(87) New Doctrines Of The Land by Herescope, Discernment Research Group, 2/16/2006 
New heretical doctrines have come into the evangelical church during the past half century. These doctrines did not exist in the previous 1950 years of the church. That is because they are not found in the Bible. Sometimes the heresies are newly defined old terminologies, a new "understanding" of an old doctrine. But most often these heresies are easily recognizable as such because a phrase or word is used that cannot be located anywhere in the Bible.

(88) A/G Pastors Ousted For Opposing Transformation Of The Church Letter To District Presbytery Dated: February 4, 2005 

(89) Dominionism and Kingdom Now Teachings by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 2/23/2006
This newsletter provides a broad overview of the history of the dominionism doctrines arising since the late 1940s, including some rare documentary material by pastors and organizations who opposed the various dominionism movements.

(90) Using CHANGE to facilitate TRANSFORMATION by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 2/23/2006
The Discernment Research Group has received numerous requests to discuss in more detail the PROCESS of transformation. The following series of posts will attempt to answer this pressing need. CHANGE is a necessary component to create church "transformation." Change is a foundational assumption -- something that everyone must agree is necessary -- before the process of transformation can begin. Change is often predicated upon a "crisis" that is created in order to propel transformation.

(91) The Newest Heresy of the NAR: Orality by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 3/8/2006
The latest fad is potentially the most grievous heresy to arise in the recent history of the Church. It is a repudiation of literacy -- the written Word. It is now widely being taught to missionaries, particularly through mission groups closely associated with the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR).

(92) Worldview & Vision by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 3/21/2006
Herescope has been looking into the topic of Worldview. We have previously noted Chuck Colson's recent partnership with Rick Warren to package and market their particular "brand" of Worldview education to the rest of the world. This new partnership is illustrative the convergence of the three main branches of evangelicaldom around the doctrines and practices of dominionism.  Read Part 1 - Worldview & Vision & Part 2 - A Volatile Combination

(93) Transforming Society by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 4/6/2006
Even during Jesus' ministry the question of the role of the Kingdom in society was a hot issue. Both Jesus' disciples and the Jews wanted Him to transform their society to one that was just, liberated from Roman oppression and free of poverty. Satan tried to convince Him to build His kingdom on feeding the hungry (Matthew 4:3); Judas argued that the precious ointment could have been used to feed the poor and the other disciples could not wait for Him to set up His Kingdom and chase the Romans into the sea.

(94) Transforming Churches by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 4/7/2006
Part of the whole transformation process that is going on today has to do with the transformation of churches. Already in the '70s the environment was being created to prepare churches and leaders for radical change. One of the war cries of the early charismatic movement was "new wine in new wineskins," meaning that the church has to be changed or transformed in order to accept the "new wine." New wine was interpreted to mean "the new thing that God is doing." This is of course not what Jesus meant at all when He said those words as recorded in Matthew 9:17.

(95) Transformations II, Political Christianity and False African Revivals by Kato Mivule, January 9, 2006
Reports have been circulating Christendom especially in the West about a "Revival" that is going on in Uganda and Africa by the Sentinel Group and their "Transformations II' DVD/Video Series. A careful examination of what Sentinel Group calls "Revival " and "Transformation' is nothing short of an advancement of "Western Global Civilization, Democracy, and Christianity'.  A "Transformation' is going on for real in Africa and yes, I will not dispute the fact as reported by George Otis, Peter Wagner and the "Transformations II' Video/DVD Series. However, one has to carefully look at the "Transformations" going on in Africa and ask a simple question, who is "transforming' Christianity in Africa today? Is this the working of Christ Jesus or a joint effort of Man and Satan? The fruits tell as we see the Church in Africa being conformed to this world and not transformed to the Image of Christ Jesus

(96) The Global Day of Prayer: Sunday, 4th of June, 2006 by Moriel Ministries, 05/15/06
I commend these articles to you as they once more expose the political influences and agendas that are clearly manipulating the global initiatives of many of today's so-called influential "evangelicals'. Locally God's people should pray against the dark and evil forces to be found at the heart of the thinking behind this "Global Day of Prayer' initiative.

(97) "Fiery agents of transformation" by Discernment Research Group, 6/05/2006 
But "marketplace evangelism" is a planned global expansion of corporate profit-making interests, working hand-in-hand with church (mission) leaders and fragile (and vulnerable) national sovereignties. Because of our form of government in America, there are many safeguards ensuring that that people are not tyrannized by the excesses this collaborative structure. This collaboration is also known as the 3-legged stool, and it is being viewed as a useful tool to implement this virulent new dominionism. The potential for abuses to freedom, liberty, and to true Gospel evangelism are unlimited.

(98) Announcing -- Philanthropic Apostles! by Discernment Research Group, Tuesday, June 13, 2006
C. Peter Wagner, leader of the New Apostolic Reformation and Rick Warren's advisor, has done it again. He's concocted another new kind of apostle -- the philanthropic apostle. This new creature is obviously not a Scriptural term. But this role is an essential feature of the new kingdom dominionism/transformation agenda.

(99) The Theophostic Apple: Think Before You Bite by Jan Fletcher, Lying Spirits, 6/06
Can you eat an apple core without chewing through the outer part of the apple first? Though common sense would say no, nonetheless, that's the conclusion of Elliot Miller in his two-part evaluation on Theophostic Prayer Ministry, published in the Christian Research Journal, Vol. 29, numbers 2 and 3.

(100) The Manipulations of Dominionism by Sarah Leslie, Discernment Newsletter, July/August 2006
Dominionism is a form of futurism. Futurism is the belief that man can create his own future. This belief requires that man manipulate things in the present.

(101) Foundation Imperialism by Discernment Research Group - Herescope, Discernment Newsletter, July/August 2006
It seems like an extraordinary coincidence. C. Peter Wagner launched his new "philanthropic apostles" at the same time that Bill Gates, the world's richest billionaire, retired from running the Microsoft Corporation to spend his time doing philanthropy at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

(102) The Manipulations of Dominionism by Sarah Leslie, Discernment Newsletter, Volume 17, Number 4, July/August 2006
Dominionism is a form of futurism. Futurism is the belief that man can create his own future. This belief requires that man manipulate things in the present.

(103) It's All About Jesus! - Report On Trip To Africa including T.B. Joshua, Nigerian Crusades and Tranformations South Africa by Jewel Grewe, Dicernment Ministries Newsletter, Volume 17, Number 6, Novemeber/December 2006 
We did also witness another "breed" of Christian in Nigeria who have been greatly influenced by the Word/Faith prosperity teaching and also by the Apostles and Prophet movement.

(104) ... and all liars ... by Sandy Simpson, 11/05/06
There is a lesson for all true believers in recent events.  Have nothing to do with deeds of darkness perpetrated by false brothers.  Reject heresy.  Mark and avoid false teachers.

(105) Networking The Church by Herescope, 2/21/07 
Transforming the church -- and the world mission movement -- into a gigantic networked system of spiraling linked groups will conform the global church to the global governance model discussed in the previous series of posts. This is indeed a paradigm shift! Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 & Part 8.

(106) The Dominion Mandate and the Christian Reconstruction Movement by Bob DeWaay, 2/07 
A recent theological movement known as Christian Reconstruction has made a significant impact on American Christianity in the past several decades. It is based on a Reformed, Calvinistic view of theology with some significant, unique twists. The most prominent one is the conviction that the Scripture gives the church a mandate to take dominion over this world socially and culturally before the bodily return of Jesus Christ.1 This teaching is known as the "dominion mandate."

(107) Networking Mission by Herescope, 3/29/07 
A discussion of the networking of the church would not be complete unless it also examines the networking of global mission groups.

(108) Early Networks by Herescope, 4/5/07 
Fuller Theological Seminary was a network hub for these young leaders who went on to become influential in evangelicalism and the world mission movement. Fuller modeled itself after secular institutions of higher learning by purposefully concentrating on training a generation of academic leaders who could then practice intellectual infiltration, diffusing the new doctrines of neoevangelicalism throughout other evangelical colleges and seminaries, publishing houses and mission agencies.

(109) The New Spiritual Warfare Strategies by T.A. McMahon, The Berean Call, 1997 
Sadly, many who are a part of the spiritual warfare movement will see our concerns as ignorance based on the presumption that we have not "been there, done that." The more charitable participants in SLSW perceive us as either "just not called to the spiritual front lines" or "pitifully blind to the dynamic things the Holy Spirit is doing in our day." On the contrary, rather than quenching or grieving the Holy Spirit, we are simply trying to point to that which the Spirit of Truth has already made clear in the Scriptures for truly effective spiritual warfare. Read Part 1 & Part 2

(110) Joel's Army - The New Breed by Jewel Grewe, Discernment Ministries Newsletter, May-June 2007 
In researching the subject further there seems to be overwhelming writings that do indicate that a Children's Crusade did occur and in Cloyes, France there is a stain-glassed window that portrays the same.   However, the important point is that children are not to be manipulated and taught what is beyond what a child is to learn. They must be taught the very basics, line up line "precept upon precept." and allowed to be a child. They are not prepared to be "trained" in the spirit realm.

(111) Transformation Africa 2007: The Deception Continues by Prof Johan Malan, Middelburg, South Africa (May 2007) 
Graham Power's idea that more power will be generated by prayers offered from the top of high mountains has been derived from the strategic spiritual warfare approach followed by George Otis, Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, Ted Haggard and others. This type of prayer is aimed at pulling down demonic strongholds in heavenly places, but has no biblical foundation. We must revert to the basics of the gospel message, in which the major perspective is the counselling of sinners, preferably as individuals or in small groups. The transformation of entire societies will only occur after Christ has come to reward His saints and judge His enemies.

(112) Kingdom-Now "Prophets" Unite on 07/07/07 by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 5/14/07 
This week the Elijah List, an umbrella group of today's prominent false prophets, sent out a notice of a coming event this summer:

(113) Dominionism And The Rise Of Christian Imperialism by Sarah Leslie, 5/07 
Conspiracy theorizing about the Christian Right's supposedly "secret" agenda involves highlighting the hate-mongering and bizarre ideas of a handful of Christian Right players while neglecting the broad popularity of dominion theology.

(114) The New Prophets And Apostles and Superstition by Sandy Simpson, 5/22/07 
False prophets have always been known and identified as using divination and augury to try to set dates for certain events.  The dates they set, though they hold festivals to celebrate them, never produce the results they predict.  Their superstitious behavior and their adherence to these mythologies are one way to identify them as false prophets.

(115) "River Flush USA" Event To Precede 7/7/7 "The Call--Nashville" reported by Sandy Simpson, 6/5/07 
The Wagners, Chuck Pierce, Jim & Faith Chosa, et al have "prepared the way" so to speak by conducting an occultic event called, "River Flush, USA" where they used Native American and New Age shamanistic techniques to conduct deliverance of the midwestern and southern continental US's river systems, which they claim are being used as a "vast network and communications base for the 'prince of the power of the air' and for the second heaven principalities to legally link into the earth." 

(116) All That Glitters is not God's Glory by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 6/10/07 
The latest charismatic craze heralding the long-awaited "Latter Rain" has fallen in Idaho �" and I really mean fallen. How can the "holy laughter'-shaking-drunkenness craze be outdone? How about with the gemstone-"weight-loss'-"hair growth' revival? We're talking major signs and wonders here! That's right - gemstones are falling from the sky in Coeur d'Alene. We can call this the "Chicken-Little Latter Rain Revival." It's raining cheap jewelry. 

(117) The "7-M Mandate" by Herescope, 6/15/07 
"Our theological bedrock is what has been known as Dominion Theology. This means that our divine mandate is to do whatever is necessary, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to retake the dominion of God's creation which Adam forfeited to Satan in the Garden of Eden. It is nothing less than seeing God's kingdom coming and His will being done here on earth as it is in heaven."--C. Peter Wagner, letter, May 31, 2007, red added.

(118) Seven Apostolic Spheres by Herescope, 6/25/07 
"We all agree that the society to be transformed is not just one big conglomerate, but a unified whole that is made up of several vital pieces, each one of which must take its own path toward transformation. These segments of society should be seen as apostolic spheres."--C. Peter Wagner, The Church in the Workplace, (Regal, 2006), p. 112 [emphasis added]. The quote above comes from a chapter in C. Peter Wagner's book The Church in the Workplace, which is an account of the marketplace transformation movement. This book is an attempt to justify a new role for the church co-mingling with the corporate business world, based on the newly concocted doctrines of C. Peter Wagner, George Otis, Ed Silvoso, Dennis Peacocke, and a host of other Latter Rain and Reconstructionist leaders.

(119) Dominionism: The New Christian Fascism? - Is it ultimately that different from Islamic Fascism? by Sandy Simpson, 6/29/07 
One of the lies those who follow heretics are believing today is the lie of Dominionism.  This false theology gets believers to focus their attention on what God has NOT ordained.  Then they are swept away in the pantheistic mysticism that has taken up residence in many churches, relying on their feelings to guide them.  At that point they are already following the enemy and don't even know it.  If they would search the Scriptures daily they would know they are a tool of the enemy.  But rather than repent they continue down the path of heresy, carrying out the ridiculous edicts of false apostles, the false prophecies of self-proclaimed "prophets", and passing along the fables false teachers make up daily to tickle the ears of their followers until their consciences are branded with a hot iron and they can no longer discern truth from error.  At that point they have given in to delusion.  When God allowed Pharaoh many chances to repent and he hardened his heart, God finally hardened it for him.  God will do the same when He ultimately sends a great delusion on those who no longer have a love of the truth.  These deluded ones will end up being the same Fascists as their counterparts in Islam.

(120) Updated! Pre Millennial And Post Millennial Doctrines Do Not Mix by Sandy Simpson, 7/13/07 
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.

(121) Updated! The Doctrines of Dominionism by Herescope, 7/9/07 - also read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9 & Part 10
One does not have to wade very far into the waters of Dominionism before encountering an old Hermetic heresy that heaven and earth can become united, as illustrated by the quotation above. This doctrine is now rampantly taught throughout the New Age Movement and the New Apostolic Reformation, as well as mission organizations and political left and right Dominionist movements.

(122) Proponents Of A New Paradigm by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 8/07 
"In 1984 Bob Jones of the Kansas City false prophets, according to Wes Campbell11 was told by 'god,' 'The Church is going to go into a time of deprivation.' After that time 'god' was going to 'throw a massive party.' This was to be followed by a bloody civil war in the Church.. . Counterfeit revivalists . . . have built on this false prophecy to project ideas about the civil war which is about to engulf the end time Church. They speak of the 'blue coats' from the North fighting the 'gray coats' from the South... the blue coats stand for the revelatory - the revelation, and the gray for gray matter - man's wisdom. Rick Joyner12 is convinced that the grays, whom he characterizes as 'spiritually ruthless and cruel,' must be 'confronted and exposed and either converted or removed from their place of influence in the church. After the grays, who he says constitute ' nearly half of the believers in the world today', are defeated, there will be 'an entirely new definition of Christianity'. As Joyner declared, 'Believers and unbelievers alike will think that it is the end of Christianity as we know it, and it will be. Through this, the very definition of Christianity will be changed, for the better.' "Fact is, if you alter 'Christianity' so that it's no longer recognizable, then it's no longer Christianity!"

(123) Does Matthew 16:28 teach the kingdom already came on earth and it has been here all along? by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/8/07 
Jesus needs to return to establish the kingdom on earth permanently. This encompasses His physical return with angels and glory that will be seen by all. 

(124) Doctrines Of Devils by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 8/19/07 
Anyone who has read my Reflections much in the past two years knows that I continually expose doctrines of devils being brought into the church under the guise of the latest wave of the spirit. Solomon said "there is nothing new under the sun," and that is very clear by looking at how the devil has packaged his doctrines over the years to appear as something new when nothing is new but the Emperor's new clothes in which he dresses them. It's sort of funny when we hear about the newest and most exclusive religious group or movement showing up advertising their latest discoveries as the most provocative of all time. 

(125) Building on the Transformations Foundation by Herescope, Wednesday, September 19, 2007 
Rutz's theology is built on the foundation of the new doctrines and practices of what is now called The New Apostolic Reformation. In particular, his book gives great credence to George Otis of The Sentinel Group and his Transformations and Transformations II video series.

(126) The End Of Orthodoxy by Herescope, 9/24/07 
The New Apostolic Reformation is all about changing orthodoxy. But the leaders don't necessarily challenge orthodoxy head-on. Rather they are going about it in a different way. Sometimes they do an "end-run" around orthodoxy. Other times, rather than dismissing the fundamentals of the faith entirely, they propose adopting a more "generous orthodoxy" based on postmodern assumptions about the nature of man on earth. The resultant "re-thinking" has had the effect of adding new tenets, methods, practices and beliefs to the faith. Adding to the faith with "new truths" creates a synthesis.

(127) Shamanism in the Church - Occult "Eagle Spirituality" Manifests in Popular "Prophetic" Ministries by Mark Dinsmore, The Berean Call, 10/20/07 
So why do the neo-prophets and apostles of today use the eagle as a symbol of choice? Many "prophetic" ministries associate eagles with tremendous natural vision and observable qualities of "rising above;" but like shamans and seers-ancient and modern-they err in assigning to eagles spiritual qualities.

(129) Spiritual Pyromaniacs by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 11/12/07 
You've heard the saying, "If you play with fire you're going to get burnt." Today's "Christian" Gnostics seem to have an obsession with the elements of earth, wind, water, and fire. When we watch "Christian" television, be it Sky Angel, TBN, or the God Channel, we hear the televangelists and "prophetic" folks scream "Fire"! over people who react with wild jerkings and flailing of limbs as they go down in a heap on the floor. What is this "fire" being thrown around on these platforms in such a showy fashion? 

(130) Rethinking Eschatology: Dominionists on the Move by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 12/6/07 
This past weekend, December 4, 2007, in Dallas, Texas, there was an Acts 29 Conference. It was called Eschatology and the Marketplace: Rethinking the Future and sponsored by the marketplace transformation apostles. This conference is an interesting precursor to another marketplace transformation conference, which is immediately following Robert Schuller's Rethink Conference (see previous blog posts), and called Reclaiming the 7 Mountains the 2008 Church in the Workplace Conference. This Reclaiming the 7 Mountains Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on January 24-26. This "Rethinking the Future" eschatology conference was hosted by the RiosBrook Foundation. Linda Rios Brook, president of this foundation, is closely associated with C. Peter Wagner and a member of his International Coalition of Apostles. She heads Acts 29, which is variously described as "a think tank seeking answers to social and cultural issues through the marketplace" and the "Apostolic Council for Transformation in Society." The RiosBrook Foundation's purpose is Dominionist:

(131) Prognosticators in the Land by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 12/30/07 
Every year around this time we see news features that look back at the year to size up the events that took place. In the church world, 2007 seemed somewhat typical - no big revivals, true or false, to report on. The biggest thing to happen this year were the killings that took place in Colorado at YWAM and at Ted Haggard's former church New Life Church. We also had the 7-7-7 let-down of Lou Engle's "The Call" that was hyped up to be the expectant "shift" in the heavenlies - a big dud! Then two scandalous marriage break-ups of Juanita Bynum and Paula White. Nothing earth-shattering there! And 2007 was wrapped up in the announcement of the televangelist investigation of Senator Grassley that is ongoing. But the year's biggest dud is the prophecy record of the "Christian" prognosticators. These men and women in the apostolic/prophetic movement get together at the beginning of every year and publish their prognostications for the coming year. They already have their latest predictions for 2008 on DVD for sale so they can make a quick buck by selling you "hidden truth" all for $69.00. So-called prophets Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, Stacey Campbell, Denny Cline, and Steve Shultz will tell us what God is doing in 2008, as if God is tied into our calendar! 

(132) 2008: The year of the "Great Shift"? by Herescope, 12/31/07 
Below is a selected list of New Year "prophecies," messages and conferences from the New Apostolic Reformation leaders in the evangelical world. You will notice the strong Dominionism themes which call for the transformation of culture and nations, bringing heaven to earth, perfecting the Bride of Christ on earth, training Joel's Army, taking over the neo-Kuyperian spheres of society, etc. These messages have little or nothing to do with the Gospel of repentance and the cross. The two-edged sword of the Word of God operating in the hearts of men for salvation is being replaced by these kingdom-building activities to transform the earth. There is an inexplicable and formidable silence on the part of evangelical leaders as these heresies sweep over the church unchallenged and unchecked, usurping the simplicity of the Gospel with the distorted doctrines in evidence below.

(133) The Roots and Fruits of the New Apostolic Reformation  by Bob DeWaay, Critical Issues Commentary, Issue 103 - November / December 2007 
Church history has shown that whenever new claimants to the office of apostle have arisen, so have false teachings. The teachings of many such persons today, as we have seen, are shocking in the extremity of their error. Yet C. Peter Wagner claims that churches that he terms "apostolic" in this new sense are part of the fastest growing segment of the church in the world today.34 Perhaps he is right; but if he is, this is proof of massive end time apostasy and not the revival he claims it to be. The only binding authority in the church is that of Scripture. God does not bind us to mixture, error, or the musings of men. The false apostles and prophets of the NOLR and NAR have no power over the true, blood-bought church of God. Prophets that are less than inerrant have nothing to sell but fear: "When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him" (Deuteronomy 18:22). The grandiose claims that span from Leade, to Warnock, to Branham, to Paulk, and to Hamon have never come to pass, and they never will. There will be no virgin born, many-membered man-child, Elijah company, new breed of man, new incarnation of the Christ on earth or any other such blasphemy. The role these terms describe is that of antichrist. The true Christ will return bodily and catch his church up to meet Him in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17). 

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

(135) Sickles Ready to Reap Nations? by Herescope, 1/10/08 
Every year the leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation release their "prophecies" for the coming year. This year's prophecies are even more bold about proclaiming that the "church" will "judge" the nations.

(136) Seven Spheres of Influence by Herescope, 1/15/08 
This blog has focused many posts on C. Peter Wagner's agenda, as part of the New Apostolic Reformation, to influence the 7 spheres or 7 mountains of culture, by actually changing nations and governments, cultural and social structures, in the name of "building the kingdom of God on earth." In C. Peter Wagner's "prophecy" above, he says that 2008 will have "The anointing for dominion" where "[e]ach sector of society will begin to be touched by the power of God in new fresh ways from government, education, the medical fields, media, the arts and other areas."

(137) How to "Conquer the 7 Spheres"  by Herescope, 1/19/08 
This quotation originated from an interview done by marketplace transformation "apostle" Os Hillman with Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission (YWAM), who claims to have had a vision of 7 "spheres" of society conjointly with Bill Bright of Campus Crusade. In a previous post we challenged the credibility of this story, believing it to be revisionist history. One area of marketing emphasis is clearly youth. Another focus is the workplace.

(138) Does Jesus' command in Mt. 25 mean we are to take care for the world? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 1/23/08 
Matthew 25:31-46 ... Many have this as their theme and a requirement for a social gospel, they have changed the text to a general principle that is applied to everyone. Jesus' principle of We are to do unto others as we would have them do unto us is to be our lifestyle but in this rebuke it is more specific. Christians are to help in various ways but this is not our specific mission to solve poverty or disease. Of course, if people are starving they cannot listen to a spiritual message about their soul too well. We should be there for catastrophes such as earthquakes and floods... What of the poverty in the church, are we to feed the world and not the brethren? Isn't this what Jesus said to do in Mt.25. Unfortunately Mt. 25 is often used for a general humanitarian effort of the church. 

(139) Creating Heaven on Earth by Herescope, 2/14/08 
The false gospel of building the kingdom of God on earth incorporates the age-old occult teaching that man's efforts and activities will bring Heaven to Earth. This teaching has been lurking off stage in the evangelical world for several decades. It is now building steam as the hottest new teaching to make the New Apostolic Reformation circuit. And it has gone mainstream with N.T. Wright's new book Surprised by Hope. 

(140) Deliverance! - A Biblical Guide To Freedom From "Another Spirit" - The Possible Consequence Of The Unbiblical Practice Of "Slain In The Spirit" by Sandy Simpson, 2/08 
The cases are legion.  Let's look at John (a psuedonym) as one case in thousands that I read through the years in the emails sent to my site. 

(141) The "Dread Champion Army" by Herescope, 2/22/08 
The false prophecy above has been touted by New Apostolic Reformation leader Bill Hamon for years. In keeping with this timetable, the pitch and intensity of the military rhetoric of this branch of the global Dominionist movement has substantially increased since the beginning of 2008. Hyper-esoteric language enshrouds the calls for warriors and warfare with increasing fervor and zeal. One can only wonder how long before this transforms into real warfare with actual warriors.

(142) The Dark Side of Jealousy by Herescope, 3/13/08 
The teaching about creating heaven on earth can be found in both the New Age/New Spirituality and the New Apostolic Reformation/Emergent movements. The teaching claims that God's Kingdom will be built on earth, Armageddon will be bypassed, and Paradise restored. The biblical phrase from the Lord's Prayer, cited by Bill Hamon in his last sentence quoted directly above, now carries the meaning "as above, so below." This idea comes from Hermeticism; it is not a Christian, nor a biblical teaching. It should not surprise us that a doctrine imported into neoevangelicalism from the occult world would begin to bear evil fruit. Wherever one finds the utopian language of peace, love and harmony on earth, it quickly secedes into warfare and Dominionism language!

(143) Does Gen.1 28 mean we are to take "dominion" over all creation today? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 3/08 
Dominion does not mean we as the church or government are to rule over humans or nations. This wanting to rule over other people (dominion) is from man's fallen nature. God made man to serve just as Jesus gave us the example as a perfect man- He came to serve.

(144) Let's take dominion NOW! by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 3/08 
Peter Wagner's admission of dominionism and how he arrives at his justification for it.

(145) Elijah List False Teachings and False Prophecies Archive by Holly Pivec, Spirit of Error, 4/11/08 
But others in the apostolic-prophetic movement believe that "apostles" and "prophets" are giving new doctrinal revelation to the church (new teachings not found in the Bible) and that all Christians must submit to the "apostles" and "prophets" " in fact, the whole world must submit to them. A well-known supporter of these teachings is C. Peter Wagner ... He calls the apostolic-prophetic movement the "New Apostolic Reformation." I may also start using this term to clarify which part of the movement my blog is critiquing " the part that shares Wagner's unorthodox views of apostles and prophets.

Continually Updated! (146) The ElijahList - The biggest distributor of false prophecies in cyberspace compiled by Sandy Simpson, 4/08 
This is a sampling of false prophecies by many false prophets that have been distributed by ElijahList.

(147) Tinker with Theology, Tinker with Man by Herescope, 4/29/08 
When neoevangelical leaders began concocting new doctrines and new understandings of old doctrines, they began tinkering with theology.

(148) Was Paul A Pragmatist? by Herescope, 5/15/08 
From the very beginning the Leadership Network forged a brilliant dialectic process in order to facilitate the postmodern church era. On the one hand they created the mystical syncretistic Emergent movement. On the other hand they wrought the pragmatic, Drucker-driven, utilitarian, Megachurch model. These two creations would appear to be opposite extremes. One pole could then work off the other. The utilitarian megachurch could be accused of too much dry, dead pragmatism -- spirit-stifling numbers-driven, business results & methods-driven, impersonal franchises, etc. In a planned reaction against this, the hip, young Emergent would arise, claiming that the worse excesses of stale programmed structure inhibits spiritual growth and vitality, therefore we need something new. And the tenets and practices of the New (Apostolic) Reformation would arise as the perfect synthesis solution. Neither extreme is theologically sound, nor is the proposed third-way compromise of a new reformation. The New Apostolic Reformation/Transformation (in its many guises) would serve as a perfect vehicle in juxtaposition to the old orthodoxies, fundamentalism, theology and doctrine.

(149) Are we seeing the Latter Rain that the book of Joel predicted? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 7/4/08 
There are three facets to keep in mind to have a correct interpretation of Acts 2:17 which refers to Joel 2,3. 1) time 2) place 3) recipients. All three need to be accurate to determine if in fact it this outpouring has taken place. 1.Time- this occurs in the tribulation period near the end, so it is impossible for this to be happening now. 2.Place- It begins in Israel specifically Mt. Zion (Jerusalem). 3. Recipients- It is to the Jewish people primarily for them to be saved. If this is not taking place with all three elements then it has not happened as the Scripture records and it is not fulfilled prophecy.

(150) Kicking the Kingdom into High Gear by Herescope, 7/15/08 
There is a massive re-"alignment" going on in the so-called "apostolic" realm these days, and most of attention is being concentrated on the United States. The focus of this new "alignment" is a virulent new form of patriotic Dominionism, and it is being championed by the charismatic leaders. C. Peter Wagner's July 11, 2008 Global Harvest Ministries newsletter was titled "Alignment! Looking toward the Future. " In it he announced that "our desire is that Chuck Pierce, our son in ministry, become the heir to GHM" (Global Harvest Ministries)

(151) CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) Presents Soaking Prayer Seminar - Serious Problems with This Practice by Lighthouse Trails, 7/15/08 
When CBN presents their Spiritual Gifts Seminar this coming Tuesday with Marguerite Evans, we pray that participants will have their eyes opened and see that soaking prayer is not biblical prayer but could put them into contact with realms that would endanger their spiritual wellbeing.

(152) God's Dream? A KINGDOM BUILDING DREAM by Herscope, 7/17/08 
This Washington, D.C. Mall event described above is connected with the rise of patriotic Dominionism, described in the previous post. The organizers of this event have been working for several decades to create a youth movement that could fulfill their expectations for a "New Breed" and could function as a "Joel's Army." To recruit young people for their "bootcamps" and prayer "furnaces", these men have invoked patriotic fervor over the abortion issue especially, and morality generally.

(153) A New Obsession With Angels by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 7/20/08 
There are spirits in the material world and they're not all good ones. In fact, there's a recent obsession with angels in certain church circles, such as the emergent church and the apostolic/prophetic movement. 

(154) God's Dream? A KINGDOM BUILDING DREAM by Herescope, 7/17/08 
This Washington, D.C. Mall event described above (The Call) is connected with the rise of patriotic Dominionism, described in the previous post. The organizers of this event have been working for several decades to create a youth movement that could fulfill their expectations for a "New Breed" and could function as a "Joel's Army." To recruit young people for their "bootcamps" and prayer "furnaces", these men have invoked patriotic fervor over the abortion issue especially, and morality generally.

(155) God's Dream = PEACE, A Global Kingdom Dream by Herescope, 8/6/08 
What does the term "God's Dream" mean? After our last post, which we left posted for several weeks due to its serious subject matter, we began an Internet search to see what we could locate to answer this question. We were helped in our quest by Warren Smith, whose impeccable research into the New Age movement helped us to piece together some key elements.

(156) Utter Bedlam - Robert Heidler And Chuck Pierce Sing With the Sun and Planets, Open Portals to God and Angels by Wyatt Roberts, 8/5/08 
As a followup to my post about JoAnn McFatter, who teaches a class on "Worship Sound and Movement" at Heidler and Pierce's Issachar School, this is an audio recording of Heidler leading a service in which he, Pierce, and others join in the "Sound of the Heavens" along with the Sun, and other stars and planets. Without a doubt, this is the freakiest thing I have ever heard. If I had to sum it up in one word, it would be: bedlam

(157) Are we seeing the Latter Rain that the book of Joel predicted? by Mike Oppeneheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 8/8/08 
There are three facets to keep in mind to have a correct interpretation of Acts 2:17 which refers to Joel 2,3.

(158) New Breed: Gasping in Church(?) by LocalPastor, on Christian Research Service, YouTube Video, Sunday, August 24, 2008 
Features Matt Sorger, violent angels, Patricia King, "water walkers," John Crowder and "tokin' the Ghost" and saying "Jehovah-uana" (which is short for Jehovah-marijuana). Only God knows how many people have been conditioned and deceived by these false teachers. 

(159) The Judgment was Set, and the Books were Opened by Philip L. Powell, Christian Witness Ministries (CWM), 9/1/08 
There comes a time when God intervenes in the affairs of men. Divine judgment inevitably begins among God's people.

(160) The New Apostolic Reformation - What is it and where is it going? - Radio interview with Sandy Simpson, 9/5/08 

(161) The New Breed Doctrine by Mike Oppenheimer, 9/15/08 
Identifying the false prophets promises.

(162) Bonnie Jones and Her B-Movie 'Dream' by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, September 19, 2008 
If there was ever a time for Christians to read, study, and trust in God word, it is now; for never before in the history of mankind has there been the present plague of false teachers spewing a rash of heresies, false prophecies, false dreams and visions, and false visitations from angels and "Jesus."

(163) Kim Clement Prophesies That Barack Obama Will Win. Elijah's List Prophesies That Sarah Palin's Win. Who Is Right? by Jesus Christology, 9/21/08 
So Pentecostal Word of Faith charismatics, since these are BOTH anointed true prophets of God bringing fresh wine and new oil - or is it fresh oil and new wine - how can they both be right? Well, for one, it is obvious that NONE OF THESE PEOPLE GIVE TWO CENTS ABOUT JOHN MCCAIN OR JOE BIDEN! So maybe Barack Obama will win, ask Joe Biden to step down, and make Sarah Palin his vice president? Or maybe it is that ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ARE LIARS, FRAUDS, AND FALSE PROPHETS THAT ARE GOING TO DO FLOATING BELLYFLOPS INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE?!?!

(164) Melissa Fisher: Mortuary Outreach by Chrystal, Slaughter of the Sheep Blog, Saturday, October 04, 2008 
Excerpt (includes video): "Melissa Fisher, with Patricia King's Extreme Prophetic, talks about her evangelism team's mortuary outreach, where they go into the mortuaries in an attempt to raise the dead. Needless to say, it has never worked." 

(165) Is the Kingdom of God on earth now or do we still have to wait for it? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/1/08 
We are watching a growing trend of rejecting the idea that Christ is coming back literally, physically (pre-millennial view) to rule over the nations and establish his governmental rule. They have replaced it with the concept of the church is to take over the world and establish the kingdom of God.

(166) Letter to Pastor David Jones - Request for 'Angel Feather' by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 11/19/08 
Christian Research Service believes that in light of 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 and 1 John 4:1, when professing Christians make a claim, they should be ready, willing, and able to validate their claims and provide proof. If their claims are true, they have nothing to fear from public scrutiny. The following letter was e-mailed to Pastor David Jones of the House of Praise Church in Katy, Texas, and was followed up with the same letter on November 15, 2008. Both letters were e-mailed to three different accounts. With the exception of automatic replies (see example below), as of this writing there has been no reply from Pastor Jones.

(167) "God's General's" video series at YouTube by LocalPastor, 1/09 - (Note: No longer available) 
(1) God's Generals - Part I - John Dowie
(2) God's Generals - Part II - Charles Fox Parham
(3) God's Generals - Part III - William Branham
(4) God's Generals - Part IV - John G. Lake
(5) God's Generals - Part V - Aimee Semple McPherson
(6) God's Generals - The Legacy

(168) ANGEL FEATHERS: Analyzed, Examined, and Found Wanting by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, January 19, 2009 
It must be emphasized that a claim without solid evidence is like a bird without feathers--it won't fly. The burden of proof rests with the one making the claim. Chad Leatherby claims to possess numerous "angel feathers." He provided CRS with what he believes to be "angel feathers," and was informed upfront that the feathers would be analyzed and examined by qualified experts. However, the feathers Leatherby provided were BIRD FEATHERS! 

(169) John Crowder at John Dowie's gravesite claiming to be getting an "anointing" from a dead man at YouTube, video by LocalPastor, 1/19/09 
Video at YouTube - no longer available.  Check this link for the same story. 

(170) Questions on 'Angel Feathers' by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 1/09 
The following questionnaire was made possible in part by Christians within the field of apologetics, cult-evangelism, and research. Their advice and observations proved to be a valuable contribution, and is deeply appreciated. If you are involved in the signs and wonders movement and believe you have experienced "supernatural manifestations" in the form of "angel feathers," please read the article, Feathers from Heaven? Afterwards, read the following questions carefully, and rely on God's written word as your ultimate and final authority. 

(171) The Delusional World Of Mark Stibbe & St Andrews Chorleywood by James Jacob Prasch, 1/31/09 
Welcome to St. Andrew's Chorleywood, The UK Platform For The Promotion Of Sexually Perverted Deceivers From Paul Cain To Todd Bentley. 

(172) False Profits & False Prophets by Herescope, 2/25/09 
Financial greed: occasion for spiritual deception.

(173) The NAR's Fairy Godmother? Jane Leade & The Philadelphian Society by End Times Prophetic, 2/9/09 
"[The New Apostolic Reformation] belief that "God is restoring the office of Apostles and Prophets." can be traced to the "1679 Prophecy" by the occult Christian Kabbalist sect called the Philadelphian Society. The Philadelphians believed in the Kabbalah doctrine of "Gilgul" or the Transmigration of souls. They believed that the souls of ancient Israel would reincarnate into their genetic descendants, which include to souls of the *original* apostles and prophets. Mike Bickle, Bob Weiner, John Wimber, Bill Hamon, Rick Joyner, C. Peter Wagner and all the many Latter Rain "Apostles and Prophets" get their "Apostolic Authority" through doctrines of reincarnation and it is because of this that *ALL* of the Latter Rain "Apostles and Prophets" can be rightly labeled "occult" in both senses of the word i.e. 1) hidden and 2) inherently evil.

(174) John Ortberg Expose by James Sundquist, Rock Salt Publishing, 3/20/09 
I am writing this article as a letter in response to a SOS email I received from a sister whose church has been contaminated with Richard Foster and John Ortberg teachings, who will presenting it to her board of deacons and directors of her church.  Even before I wrote two books exposing Rick Warren, I wrote an article exposing Willowcreek Church where John Ortberg was once a teaching pastor.  (see: are so many problems with Ortberg, it is hard to know where to begin.  But the fact that he was a major pastor at Willowcreek (Hybels) should alone disqualify him.  He promoted equality of women as pastors there.

(175) Faith Setzer and her Bleeding Jesus - Did Jesus shed His blood after the resurrection? by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, March 25, 2009 
According to Faith Setzer, the "Jesus" she encountered in 2007 dripped blood from its clothing, and even onto her.

(176) New Recruits Arrive - A New Breed Of Extreme Prophetic Players Are Called Up The The Big Leagues by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 14, No. 3, May/June 2009 

(177) Signs That Make One Wonder by Orrel Stienkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 14, No. 4, July/August 2009 
Signs and wonders have always been claimed in the church_ In the middle ages signs and wonders were usually related to apparitions of the Virgin Mary. It wasn't until the latter part of the 19tb century that the sign phenomena began to be noted again Alexander Dowse and Mary Woodworth-Etter, (the "trance evangelist"), being examples. The Pentecostal move at tile turn of the 20th century emphasized healing and the spiritual gifts. But in more recent times John Wimber and his Vineyard movement chose signs and wonders as the focal point of their movement. Wimber's ministry and movement attained notoriety in a church growth class he team taught at Fuller Seminary on signs and wonders with C. Peter Wagner. Wimber's signs and wonders were, however, limited to healing, slain in the Spirit, halo's designating those to be healed and warm sensations etc. Wimber proceeded to found the Vineyard movement. It was Vineyard pastor John Amott that sparked the Toronto Blessing. Wimber surprisingly became uncomfortable with the excesses at Toronto and also with certain aspects of the Kansas City Prophets. He assumed leadership the Kansas City Prophetic and it became the Metro Vineyard of Kansas City. About this time Bob Jones, a prophet and seer at Kansas City, was sidelined because he used his so called prophetic seer ministry to influence ladies to disrobe before the Lord etc. Jones was given a behind the scenes ministry but never was achrally disciplined. Jones was res~ by Todd Bentley. It is interesting that a number of Vineyard paslors have been the ones to go beyond Toronto and are now into The Extreme Prophetic movement with yet more bizarre and strange supernatural phenomena. More Later.

(178) "The Apostles/Prophets Have Fallen and Can't Get Up" by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 14, No. 5, September/October 2009 
This proves again to be the same ole same ole of false prophets in church history.  Wesley and Whitfield had to contend with the French Prophets and the early church had to contend with Montanus and his female prophets in the second century.  And so it will be till the Son of Man returns.

(174) A letter from a participant of a G-12 meeting cited by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/25/09 
I recently left a G12 church in Riverside, Ca. I was concerned about all the rules and how they only talked about the "Power of the blood of Jesus". They divided his blood into seven different ways to be applied to what we needed or wanted.

(175) Kingdom Violence by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 11/7/09 
The parallels of this story with the condition of the visible church in America are easy to see. Jesus lamented in Matthew 11:12: "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." Most commentaries interpret this verse as some sort of metaphor for zealous faith. I could never read that into the passage. Zealous faith would not cause the kingdom of heaven to suffer, which is obviously something not good. A Baptist Bible teacher named David Reagan (not the prophecy teacher of that name) really hit the nail on the head with his exegesis: 

(176) Binding and Loosing - False Spiritual Warfare Teachings by Bob DeWaay, 11/09 
"I bind you, Satan!" is uttered in thousands of prayers every day in America. "Spiritual warfare" books that teach Christian how to "bind Satan" are hot sellers. Not only is Satan himself subject to continual verbal "binding," but a whole host of demons and "principalities and authorities" of the heavenly realm are also thus assaulted. Christians who practice this form of spiritual warfare hope to forestall calamities and sickness, convert loved ones, and turn cities, states and even the nation to righteousness. If binding Satan will do all this, we should put this new spiritual technology into practice. However, if this practice is not Biblical, it may be more harmful than helpful. Read Part 1 & Part 2

(177) 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.

Updated! (178) Preparations for Sufferings by Herescope, 12/9/09 
The Discernment Research Group has been publishing warnings about heresies and the activities of leaders promoting heresies since 2005. Recently we have been repeatedly asked by many believers to delve into the issue of "how do I prepare for the coming persecution?" While the world faith leaders lead their flocks into an ecumenical global church of massive proportions, there is a tiny remnant within each historical tradition or evangelical group that maintains adherence to the Bible. Increasingly we are getting reports about these believers being censored, ostracized, mocked, ridiculed, slandered, shut down and shut out, threatened, and more. Every possible tactic of persecution, short of suffering in the flesh, is now rapidly coming upon those in America who truly stand on the Word of God. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13 & Part 14

(179) "Oh! That Will Be Glory For Me" by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 15, No. 1, January/February 2010 
The famous hymn line quoted above asserts the biblical teaching affirmed for centuries that glory awaits us when we are present with the Lord at *'His glorious return" to earth. Repeatedly future glory is depicted in thc New Testarnent as a future hope and not a prescm fcalily. Ncvcrth�lc~, in Apostolic/Prophetic and Dominion circles, we are challenged to pursue and experience the "glory" in the here and now. Not only are we encouraged to experience the "glory", but unbelievable claims of glory experiences are reported. Just a few examples will make the point. Bobby Conners tosses glory around like someone throwing candy al a parade. "Do you want some?" Here's a sample of glory.." He loc-zdizes the glory in his hand like a ball and then tossed it to the crowd. Those who jump the highest and catch this glory explode with shaking and appear to be hit by some external terrestrial mystical force.

(180) Apostolic Pirate Brandon Barthrop Teaches Jesus Was Born Again by Ken Silva, 1/10/10 
The man in the video is Brandon Barthrop and he has a "ministry" website called Red Letter Ministries that promotes getting high and whacked in the "Holy Spirit'. Brandon has also made the rounds with John Crowder and Benjamin Dunn promoting the Tokin' heresy in churches.

(181) Bethel's 'signs and wonders' include angel feathers, gold dust and diamonds by Amanda Winters,, January 19, 2010 
Bud Press said there is nothing in the Bible to back up the claims of angel feathers but there are a host of other explanations. "Birds shed feathers all the time, even in flight," he said. "It's nothing to see a feather floating down from a building or something like that. But if you're caught up in the deception and went to church last night and they talked about feathers falling from heaven ... immediately you're going to think it's a feather from heaven." Press said he believes the signs and wonders movement is spiritually dangerous and cited Bible passages that warn against it

(182) Journey Into Wholeness or Journey Into Worldliness? - A comment on "40 Days of Reflection & Growth" (Spiritual Formation) being taught at Trevecca Nazarene University by Sandy Simpson, 12/15/09 
The bottom line is that this EC type of questionnaire gets the student to look within themselves for the answer instead of to the written Word.  This can only lead to more confusion and will certainly not lead to spiritual formation.
Part 1 - Journey Into Wholeness or Journey Into Worldliness? - A comment on "40 Days of Reflection & Growth" (Spiritual Formation) being taught at Trevecca Nazarene University by Sandy Simpson, 12/15/09 
Part 2 - Pragmatic Methodology versus Practical Theology - a comment on "Finding Your Spiritual Gifts" by C. Peter Wagner by Sandy Simpson, 1/18/10 

(183) Brandon Barthrop: Proceeding From Bad To Worse - 'Apostolic Pirate' captaining a sinking ship by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, January 19, 2010 
Barthrop's strange behavior and statements on YouTube have garnered laughter and cheers from his followers, and righteous indignation from discerning Christians.

(184) The ravers who get high on God by David Lowe, The Sun, 1/21/10 
WILD-EYED and out of control, the clubbers flail wildly to a booming beat. With sweaty clothes clinging to their backs, some people even pass out. While this could easily be mistaken for a dodgy booze and drug-fuelled party, there is something very different about Sloshfest. The revellers are party loving Christians who don't drink or take drugs - but say their euphoria is down to the power of God and their seeming drunkenness due to "God-ka" and the "yum rum of Heaven".

(185) Haggard, Bentley, Liardon and Company - "Is God's Word No Longer The Standard?" by James Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, 2/6/10 
What do Ted Haggard, Todd Bentley, and Roberts Liardon all have in common? All either compromised with false doctrine or preached it even before their public falls from grace.

(186) Many Believers in SA are Jumping on the Bandwagon of Dominionism by Prof. Johan Malan, Mossel Bay, RSA (Feb. 2010) 
Christians are increasingly mobilised towards efforts of controlling and reforming the world by reminding them of their long-forgotten dominion mandate. This is particularly the case in the US and South Africa from where the global Transformations Movement is orchestrated. Disciples of Christ have allegedly, like believers in the Old Testament, neglected their biblical mandate to rule over the world and are now held directly responsible for the serious moral and spiritual crisis in which the world finds itself.

(187) Comments to John Burton, No Reply by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, February 25, 2010 
He bills himself as a "zealous revivalist" and a prophetic messenger to the church. He is an author, conference speaker, and a familiar face on YouTube. But despite his seemingly busy schedule, John Burton is an ambitious but minor league player within the "prophetic movement"--minor because his efforts in the spiritual are eclipsed by starry-eyed icons such as Todd Bentley, Rick Joyner, Bob Jones, and Bill Johnson, to name a few

(188) MAYDAY!! MAYDAY!! We Have A Problem! A Comment on May Day 2010 - A Cry to God for a Nation in Distress by Steve Lumbley, Apostasy Watch, 3/9/10 
Do not be deceived folks. This dominionist/kingdom now theology is nothing more than Church Jihad. The bible does not teach that we will bring righteousness to the world. It is Christ alone in his physical return to this earth who will establish a righteous world government. It is Christ alone who will rule the nations with a rod of iron, not man. There is no great end time revival but rather a great end time falling away from the truth of scripture and this deadly doctrine plays right into that great apostasy. Nothing good can come of this. Do not join yourself with apostates, unbelievers, and Chino's (Christian in name only). America is not Gods chosen nation. It is true that God has used America as a vessel of honor but it is also true that we have been used as a vessel of dishonor. The Lord has decreed that in the latter days all nations shall come against His covenant people and that includes the good old USA.

(189) The "Great Wealth Transfer' " 100 Percent Returns! by Spirit Of Error, 2/16/10 
How can you get rich and build God's kingdom at the same time? By following the modern "apostles" and "prophets" " at least that's what they claim. They say a "great transfer of wealth" is about to occur " from the wicked to the righteous. If you want to be on the receiving end of the transfer, then you'd better get "properly aligned" with them. What that boils down to is submitting yourself to them. More than 30 so-called apostolic leaders taught people how to take part in the wealth transfer at the Financial K.E.Y.S. conference held earlier this month in Denver, Colorado. Speakers included Bruce Cook, Lance Wallnau, Os Hillman, Cindy Jacobs, Rick Joyner and C. Peter Wagner. See the full list here. The name of the conference " Financial K.E.Y.S. " refers to their teaching that money is the key to global transformation and establishing God's kingdom on earth.

(190) The Coalescing of the Christian Right with Apostolic Dominionism by Orrel Steinkamp, 4/8/10 
What follows may be the most important article ever published by Discernment Ministries in its 21 year history. The first edition of the Discernment Newsletter, published in May 1990 began chronicling the activities of a group of men calling themselves "prophets" and "apostles," claiming to have extra-biblical revelation and calling to build an elite army to take over the Earth. This obscure cult infiltrated Pentecostal circles with its doctrines, but it wasn't until these "Kansas City Prophets," as they were called, connected with C. Peter Wagner from Fuller Theological Seminary, that they gained great momentum and helped to form the basis of what Wagner calls "The New Apostolic Reformation" (NAR). By 1991, in a little booklet titled Joel's Army by Jewel Grewe, she warned about the extreme Dominionist doctrines of these men. The heresies of this movement continued to gain momentum, especially through the evangelical television media. Nevertheless, most of the leaders were not readily recognized in the mainstream evangelical world. This coming month all is about to change. These NAR leaders are having a great big "coming out party" on May Day in Washington, D.C. These New Order of the Latter Rain cult leaders are going to be standing prominently alongside Christian Right and Republican Right leaders in an great convergence that positions them front and center stage. Their esoteric Dominionist doctrines are rapidly becoming integrated into the entire purpose of this event, albeit cloaked in the rhetoric of "saving America" patriotism. And herein lies the problem. For under the guise of moral causes, these men intend to change more than the declining culture of America. They intend to build the Kingdom of God on Earth, "sphere" by "sphere," nation by nation. 

(191) Dominionism's Fatal Flaw: The Depravity of Humanity, Including "Us" by Pastor Larry DeBruyn, 4/13/10 
When looking at the mass of people in our culture--from Hollywood to skid row to Capitol Hill and in the church, and places in between--the lesson for all of us to understand is this: We are not better than them! Even if Christians were to gain control of our government's machinery and our country's courts, depravity would continue to reside among us because it continues to reside in us (1 John 1:8, 10). To try and think of it any differently is as self-righteous as self-deluding. 

(192) Christian Camouflage by Spirit of Error, 4/15/10 
False apostles and false prophets don't make it easy for you to spot them. Like wild animals 'whose colors and physical features blend in with their natural surroundings' they try to conform to their Christian environments. Their No. 1 method of blending in with Christians is to quote from the Bible. If they quoted from the Koran or the Book of Mormon, then they'd be easy to detect. But they're much trickier than that. They quote Bible verses to back up their non-biblical teachings. This practice is what I call "Christian camouflage."

(193) Mayday, mayday! by Spirit of Error, 4/21/10 
An alarming alliance is forming " leaders in the apostolic-prophetic movement are joining forces with leaders of America's Religious Right. The result: These "apostles" and "prophets" are gaining credibility in the eyes of evangelicals. And their dominionist teachings " long viewed as heretical " are being embraced by a growing number of Christians. May Day 2010 " to be held on May 1st at Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. " will feature so-called apostles and prophets like Cindy Jacobs and Chuck Pierce praying for a spiritual revival alongside big-name evangelicals like Dr. James Dobson (founder of Focus on the Family), Tony Perkins (Family Research Council) and Wendy Wright (Concerned Women for America). See the full list of participants here. May Day 2010 was the brainchild of Cindy Jacobs.

(194) R&R Revival and Revolt  - The Tea Party's Strange Bedfellows and What They Believe by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, 4/22/10 
Initially The Tea Party was populist, libertarian, limited government, anti-socialism and lower taxes, etc. But the first ever National Tea Party Conference in Nashville in February revealed that there has always been an overlap with Christian Right social issues. The Tea Party movement is in danger of being co-opted by the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and its radical agenda. Do the Tea Party folks realize what they are getting into?

(195) The New Apostolic Reformation on CrossTalk, Host: Ingrid Schlueter, Guest: Sarah Leslie, 5/3/10 
Sarah Leslie is an author and researcher, a member of the board of directors of Discernment Ministries and also a member of the Discernment Research Group. In response to the May Day event held this past Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial, Ingrid and Sarah brought to listener attention a movement known as the New Apostolic Reformation. This title was coined by C. Peter Wagner during the 1990's. Featuring teachers such as Dutch Sheets, Cindy Jacobs and false prophetess Stacy Campbell, the New Apostolic Reformation is centered around a theology of dominionism. It teaches that Christians can take down demonic spirits in order to take back territories and institutions for Christ. The movement is post-millennial believing that Jesus will not return until Christians take over the 7 Mountains. These "mountains" are institutions like the media, entertainment, the economy, etc. In other words, their eschatology requires that instead of reaching people with the gospel one heart at a time, they believe they are to conquer the earth one demonic spirit at a time and make the earth perfect so that Jesus can return.

(196) Mary Glazier: Wagner's NAR Chief Prophetess In Alaska - She is also Sarah Palin's long-time spiritual mentor and spiritual dietician by Orrel Steinkamp, 5/5/10 
It seems already too late for the church and the nation to know who she is spiritually. Emotional and political emotions are deeply established. We learned more than we wanted to know about Obama.  But now it's time for all to know Sarah's relationship with the NAR and especially her long mentorship under Apostle and Prophet Mary Glazier. It would be fitting that Palin disclose clearly here Glazier relationship and publicly reject the Apostolic/Prophetic dream for an American theocracy.

(197) "Reclaiming the Dominion Mandate" by Herescope, 5/8/10 
Today's article may also be somewhat startling to those who think that the issue of Dominionism is localized to American politics. However, the continent of Africa is "ground zero" for the global implementation of Dominion theology, and since 2005 Discernment Ministries has had a webpage AFRICA WATCH pertaining to these developments. Professor Johan Malan from South Africa below presents a rebuttal to a Joy magazine article "Reclaiming the Dominion Mandate." Joy magazine in South Africa has been likened to the American magazine Charisma.

(199) Mainstreaming Dominionism by Herescope, 5/19/10 
Obviously these brief examples are just the tip of a massive iceberg. These are indicative of how pervasive and widespread the various facets of the 7 Mountain Mandate for Dominion have become, forging inroads into mainstream evangelicalism. And it is of concern to what extent this Dominionist agenda has enveloped a wide variety of people and organizations in ways that are heretofore unprecedented.

(200) Dangerous doctrinal trends that are growing in the Body of Christ by Robin Rivera, 5/20/10 
My only hope in writing this is that some will read it, heed it, and come out of these Latter Rain revivals and The Emergent Church movement. There is no "new paradigm" as far as Christianity is concerned, just the same old narrow road that leads to eternal life in Christ. No immortality or streets of gold on this side of heaven - just the Truth, the Way, and the Life - and that "old rugged cross". It comes as no surprise that we are in the midst of a terrible apostasy in these last days as we have clearly been warned that it would come. I must confess that I did not believe I would see it in my own lifetime. It is still a little frightening that so many of God's people today could fall for the same old lie that first deceived Eve so many thousands of years ago. We are told that one of the main things that will characterize the end of the age is deception. Jesus warns us that the deception will come in his name and will be accompanied by miracles signs and wonders. He further tell us that these mighty feats will be so convincing that even those who truly know him (God's elect) will find it nearly impossible to tell the difference! This will set the stage for the "lawless one" (2Thessalonians 2:8, 9, 10) and the coming one world church. In fact the revelation of this lawless one will be accompanied by all manner of miracles! The Bible tells also tells us that coming one world church will shares the same mindset of as that of the Great Harlot! The Bible says they will be drunk with the wine of her fornications. Why was she called a fornicator? She had not remained true to her Husband (GOD) and had run after other deities! Her drunkenness was therefore equated with idolatry. Thus the end time church will be literally drunk on idolatry.

(201) The Controlling Mythology Underlying the Dominion Mandate by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, 5/21/10 
This constitutes the basis of Dominion mythology, and it is the master plan behind all Dominion teaching and practices.[6] This mythology is constantly being refreshed by prophetic revelations. But these prophetic revelations are based on the basic mythology stated above.

(204) Many Believers in South Africa are Jumping on the Bandwagon of Dominionism by Professor Johan Malan, Mossel Bay, RSA, 5/27/10 
Christians are increasingly mobilized towards efforts of controlling and reforming the world by reminding them of their long-forgotten "Dominion Mandate." This is particularly the case in the US and South Africa from where the Global Transformation Movement was orchestrated. Disciples of Christ have allegedly, like believers in the Old Testament, neglected their biblical mandate to rule over the world and are now held directly responsible for the serious moral and spiritual crisis in which the world finds itself.

(205) Damnable Hereies Invading The Church by Marsha West, News With Views, May 29, 2010 
A large number of Christians are unaware that literally truck loads of counterfeit Christians have gained access to pulpits, wormed their way into Church leadership, Christian organizations and are deeply entrenched in the so-called Christian entertainment industry. Call them what you will--false teachers/prophets, liberals/progressives, cultists, misinformed, misled, even looney tunes--the one thing they all have in common is that they have strayed from the truth.

(206) The Prophetic Movement by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 6/3/10 
The Prophetic Movement is a dark, evil wasteland teeming with false apostles, false prophets, hyper-heretics, false healers, and greedy, money-hungry con men and women, all of whom are overshadowed by Satan and his demonic forces. This new page at Christian Research Service contains selected articles, information, and videos on the Prophetic Movement, and will be updated as new information is made available. 

(207) Satan's Best Weapon by Spirit of Error, 6/4/10 
What is Satan's best weapon? Apostolic-prophetic churches talk a lot about "spiritual warfare" " the spiritual weapons Satan and his demons use to attack Christians. They tend to focus on sensational things like curses, illnesses and demon possession. Regrettably, they often ignore his most effective weapon " false teachings in churches.

(208) CrossTalk on WorldNetDaily Article - Challenge to Dominionist Leaders - The Gospel Should Come First! by Sarah Leslie, 6/9/10 
In a time when many Christians are extremely concerned, and rightfully so, over the political and moral condition of America,  confusion has arisen over how Christians can have an influence in our society (particularly politically) and yet maintain the integrity of  the true Christian message - the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In an interview this week between radio host Ingrid Schlueter of VCY America and columnist and researcher Sarah Leslie (from Discernment Ministries/Herescope), the two discuss a recent WorldNetDaily article condemning Discernment Ministries for reporting on the heretical and dangerous New Apostolic Reformation leaders and some evangelicals who are promoting them. 

(209) The Roots and Fruits of the New Apostolic Reformation by Bob DeWaay, 6/10/10 
This article explores the idea of apostles in the church throughout church history. In it I will show that the restoration/Latter Rain idea that fuels the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is unbiblical and dangerous to the well-being of Christians who become part of it. First we will review how the early church understood apostles in church history. Then we will examine the Roman Catholic Church's teaching about apostolic authority. From there we will examine the ideas of a 17th-century mystic given new life in the Latter Rain movement, and now the NAR.

(210) Putting Apostles To The Test by Spirit Of Error, 6/12/10 
Thousands of men and women throughout the world today are claiming to be "apostles" and "prophets." If you doubt this, do a Google search using the terms "modern apostles" and "modern prophets." You'll see what I mean. It's not just Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses or other cult groups who claim that their leaders speak directly for God. A growing number of charismatic Christians are following so-called apostles and prophets. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a town in America that doesn't have at least one "apostolic-prophetic" church (though they might not identify themselves with that label). Yet with all their talk about "apostles" and "prophets," the churches generally place very little emphasis " if any - on testing the claims of these individuals to see if they're true. On the contrary, they often teach that questioning an "apostle" or "prophet" is sin.

(211) The Great Confluence - The Emergent New Apostolic Reformation Flowing into the New Age by Herescope, 6/05/10 
The previous Herescope post looked at the big picture of how the Emerging Church movement is connecting with the New Apostolic Reformation, as exemplified by the release of the new book Jesus Manifesto co-authored by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola. There are even more troubling connections, and these lead straight into the New Age movement.

(212) Seven Mountains - Set To Go VIRAL by Herescope, 6/25/10 
This blog has recently been the focus of controversy[2] for publishing a series of articles about a May Day event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. in which prayers invoking the Seven Mountains were recited.[3] Our articles expressed concern that this radical mandate for Dominionism, and the leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) which birthed it, were becoming part of the political Right and evangelical mainstream.

(213) Restoring the Gospel of Salvation - Does not the salvation of sinners trump national restoration? by Rev. Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, 7/2/10 
Wagner's tactical decision (as opposed to strategic decision) was a major change. It opened the way for the false apostles and prophets to enter the political arena. So now "apostle" Lou Engle is free to lay apostolic hands of blessing on 3-time divorcee Newt Gingrich. Now the NAR apostles and prophets, thanks to Janet Porter and WorldNetDaily, can take their equal places in politics. Now they have the blessing of James Dobson, who endorsed Janet Porter's May Day event at the Lincoln Memorial. Now Cindy Jacobs, prophetess extraordinaire, who had a visit of the Seraphim in her room that caught it on fire, can share the stage with Newt Gingrich. Now Rick Joyner, who has his own political action organization which he calls the Oak Initiative -- and who reportedly made a trip to heaven and heard Martin Luther repent of the Reformation -- can rub shoulders with James Dobson. 

(214) Magic Charms Enchant Apostolic-Prophetic Movement by Holly Pivec, News Watch, 2010 
Kits to remove curses, cards to interpret dreams, and music to heal people have become popular products in the apostolic?prophetic movement, also called the "New Apostolic Reformation." The movement, which is fast growing in charismatic churches, has long been criticized for its promotion of modern "apostles" and "prophets" who claim to have great authority and to speak for God. It is now being criticized for selling products that"many Christians believe"have more in common with the magic charms used in occult practices than with Christianity.

Updated! (215) The Next Great Awakening. . . . or Great Deadening? - Part 1: Rallying Around the Seven Mountains by Herescope, 8/27/10 
In defending his recent activities with Glenn Beck, David Barton wrote "By Their Fruits," in which he explained his belief that "no one has yet been to point to any instance where Glenn has attacked or undermined Christ or Christianity on any of his programs." He then suggests that Beck is a Christian (Glenn is a Mormon), by asking "Is God using Glenn to help recover our national strength and health, both politically and spiritually? If so, why would God be using him?" Apparently Barton doesn't consider Glenn's denial of Jesus Christ as the ONLY way to heaven (salvation) as bad fruit. If this is Barton's attitude about working with Glenn Beck, then it is no wonder that he has no moral, ethical or spiritual cognitive dissonance when working with Lance Wallnau, who is also openly promoting another gospel.  These leaders of Dominionism who are fervidly patriotic seem to have gone into as much error as those Emergent leaders who are embracing the contemplatives. Each group is going back to the faulty foundations of historical traditions and human wisdom to build their new doctrinal structures. Like the Emergent/Contemplatives who direct us back to the Desert Fathers instead of the original Apostles, these patriotic Dominionists point back to the Founding Fathers rather than honoring the Creator, God Almighty, through repentance, and by delivering the true Gospel. 

Part 1: Rallying Around The Seven Mountains
Part 2: A Political Platform
Part 3: Building the 7 Mountains
Part 4: Concocting a Great Awakening
Part 5: The Emergent Blueprint
Part 6: "The Emerging Order"

(216) Inside the Insider Movement and More by Gary Gilley, Think On These Things, August/September 2010 - Volume 16, Issue 4 
There are wide differences of definition and application within the Insider Movements; the above has merely been an introduction to the discussion.  At stake however is whether, and to what degree, an individual can remain within his former false religion and still legitimately be considered a disciple of Christ.  While certain cultural and traditional practices can be viewed as neutral, certainly the core issues such as the gospel, Scripture, the identity of God and the person and work of Christ cannot be compromised. 

(217) The Temporal Delusion by The Berean Call, 9/1/10 
Kingdom-Dominionism took on a new form in the 1940s in Saskatchewan, Canada. An alleged spiritual revival broke out that spawned the "Manifest Sons of God," or, more commonly, the Latter Rain Movement. The eschatology of this movement shifted from the dispensational view, which is the Rapture of the church followed by seven years of tribulation and ending with Armageddon. The movement promoted a more "positive," even triumphant, scenario, looking for God to pour out His Spirit in a great worldwide revival, which would produce "Manifest Sons of God," a.k.a. Joel's Army. These would be believers, continually filled with the Spirit, who would manifest the same signs and wonders that Jesus did and would judge and conquer the world as they ushered in the 1,000-year reign of Christ. Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.

(218) Technocracy and Transformation by Carl Teichrib, Forcing Change, 9/13/10 
This article is Part 1 of a multi-part series. It is historically oriented. That said, it's also one of the most important articles published in Forcing Change,as it tackles an historical worldview that is seldom discussed, yet vitally important to understanding today's global transformation.-Berit Kjos

(219) Will Hawaii Be The Next 'Transformation' Conquest For The Apostles And Their Prayer Warriors? by Rachel Tabachnick, Talk To Action, 9/14/10 
Alaska was the first state to have a governor claimed as one of their own by the networks of prayer warriors of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR),a heavily politicized religious movement. Hawaii could soon be the second.  In June 2008, in a Wasilla Assembly of God ceremony that ended with the awarding of swords, Gov. Sarah Palin referenced a prophecy about Alaska "being the head and not the tail." Prior to her election she had been 'anointed' in a ceremony by an NAR apostle and star of the 'Transformations' series of movies.*  Now the Chair of the Hawaii GOP has provided voting instructions for the Religious Right, including when Republicans should and should not crossover vote in the September 18 primaries, in a letter was filled with NAR lingo including, "We are the head and not the tail." At least one candidate for governor of Hawaii has been anointed by the NAR's Transformation leadership.  The lingo may be a bit confusing at first, but bear with me - I'll provide definitions from NAR apostles including Cindy Jacobs, who has declared that Hawaii will be "the first Christian state."  The terminology is key to recognizing the NAR's Seven Mountains campaign for taking dominion and their precinct by precinct strategies for prayer warriors to 'transform' the nation. Read Part 1 & Part 2

(220) Dominion Theology by Bob DeWaay, Crostalk America, September 16, 2010 
Bob DeWaay is the senior pastor of Twin City Fellowship in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, area. This Crosstalk looks at the aberrant New Apostolic movement, a movement that leans on Ephesians 4:11-13 to defend the idea that the office of apostle and prophet are still valid today. Listen: RealAudio | Windows Media | MP3 | Order Tape or CD

(222) Pray and A.C.T. by Spirit of Error, 10/15/10 
Why would mainstream evangelical leaders team up with controversial apostles and prophets?

Updated! (223) The Prophetic Art and spiritistic claims of Ana Mendez Ferrell by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/26/10 
The teaching and stories of one of God's generals in Peter Wagner's NAR apostolic army. Read Pt. 1 The Prophetic Art and spiritistic claims of Ana Mendez Ferrell, Pt.2  Strange Spiritistic experiences and teachings - Ana Mendez Ferrell's Testimony, Pt.3 Her Spiritistic Teachings -Blood Revelations, Pt.4  Further strange spiritistic teachings, Pt.5 Spiritual warfare new apostle style.

(224) 7 Mountains Apostolic Dominion Teachers accomodate Glenn Beck's politically correct Mormonism by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 15, No. 5, October/November 2010 
As I outlined in a recent Plumbliine, the APostles and Prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation had decided to mix it up politically by working cloasely with the CHristin Right and the Tea Party

(225) Robert Stearns And Eagles Wings Ministry Exposed! by Donna Shuck, 11/1/10 
Robert Stearns is the founder and the executive director of the Eagles Wings Ministry. This report on Rob Stearns and his agenda, especially regarding Israel, the Tabernacle of David, the emotionally charged music, his interpretation of the Kingdom, his trances, the power of suggestion, the manipulations, the manifestations, etc. comes from my intense burden to awaken some of the deceived souls to the lies and deceptions that stem from him and his so-called "Eagles Wings Ministry." It is my earnest prayer and hope that God's Spirit will draw some of these followers who are being swept up by the seducing spirits in the EWM to give heed to this testimony, research and observations. In addition I pray it will reach and awaken others who are unaware of the continuing matters that are taking place in the conferences and meetings and travels with Rob Stearns and his followers.

(226) Very Important Series!"Transformation" or re-transformation? A Paradigm shift for evangelism  pt.1 by Mike Oppeneheimer & Sandy Simpson, 11/3/10 
We are republishing this important article on the the Transformation video of George Otis Jr. and Peter Wagner because of its important background.

"Transformation" or re-transformation? A Paradigm shift for evangelism, Pt.1 - Introduction
"Transformation" or re-transformation?, Pt.2 - The Transformation of Cali, Columbia
"Transformation" or re-transformation, Pt.3 - The Transformation of Almolonga, Guatamala
"Transformation" or re-transformation, Pt.4 - The Transformation of Kiambu, Kenya
"Transformation" or re-transformation, Pt.5 - The Transformation of Hemet, California
"Transformation" or re-transformation, Pt.6 - Summary
(227) Videos on the danger of soaking prayer linked at Apostasy Watch, 11/10/10 
The soaking prayer heresy that is circulating through the body of Christ is introducing people to transendental meditation.  The teachers of this practice are deceiving people by the thousands. Below are some videos concerning this heresy.

(228) Updated! Spirit warfare - real or imagined? pt.1 by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 11/15/10 
The roots and concepts of the new spirit warfare movement. Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3

(229) Spiritual warfare with Mike Oppenheimer and Steve Mitchell, 11/15/10 
Transcript from the Let Us Reason program discussing the unbiblical spiritual warfare ideas inside the church.

(230) Does Daniel 10 really support the teaching of territorial spirits and spiritual mapping? by Sandy Simpson, 11/15/10 
You cannot have the teaching of spiritual mapping without the concept of territorial demons, and you cannot have the idea of territorial demons without Daniel 10.  This is the "go to" story that those who teach spiritual mapping always "go to".  But does this story really support the idea of territorial spirits?  The answer is no.  If you read the commentaries on this passage you will find that, up until the mid seventeen hundreds, the commentators all focused on the human aspect of this story.  After that the commentators began to adopt the idea that it is focused on territorial spirits.  As usual the older commentators were correct.  They did not take a leap of interpretation but rather followed generally accepted rules of hermeneutics.

(231) What Is Dominionism by Sarah Leslie, 11/24/10 
The following material was included in 3 separate presentations I made at Discernment conferences this Fall. The presentations were accompanied by clips from DVDs to illustrate the points. The basic outline of these talks is below. This is a work in progress, and at some point there may be a webpage where further examples are posted, including the visual clips. The reader must keep in mind that this report illustrates the problems inherent in the Dominionist worldview. Many of these false teachings are actually part of denominational doctrines, some were concocted in the past several decades, some come out of the occult. There is a dearth of solid theological refutations of these heresies and errors. Why is this? There were great and grave compromises in the seminaries over the past century, where these heresies were allowed to co-exist with fundamentalism, and where they were permitted to gain ground and become more acceptable"to the point that common people, humble pastors, and concerned professors in small Bible colleges and seminaries were silenced. Furthermore, these false teachings went mainstream through the rapid rise of the modern televangelists, Christian books and seminars, and parachurch organizations. 

(232) Resurrecting Pagan Rites by Herescope, 12/6/10 
An old article has just been re-published in its entirety on the Discernment Ministries website, complete with the original graphics and sidebars. This 3-part series from the mid-1990's during the heyday of Promise Keepers, is now more relevant than ever in view of the Emergent Church Movement and the New Apostolic Reformation. With the rapid rise of pagan practices in the church, and the concurrent rise of a mystical "family mountain" one of the "spheres" of Dominionism to be conquered through the merger of Church and State, this article is a must-read: RESURRECTING PAGAN RITES - Part 1: The Men's Movement - Part 2: The Sacred Prostitute - Part 3: The New Gnostics. Accompanying Sidebars: The Significance of Filled Stadiums & James Ryle's Vineyard Theology

(233) Ana Mendez battles the "Queen of heaven' on the World's Tallest Mountain by Mike Oppenheimer, 12/13/10 
Their climb on Mt. Everest  to defeat the Queen of Heaven, what really happened?  Read Part - 1 Ana Mendez battles the "Queen of heaven' on the World's Tallest Mountain, Part 2 - The Climb to Base camp and beyond & Part 3 - The result- the judgment - Babylon is fallen

(235) Ana Mendez and Mount Everest: The other side of the story by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 12/22/10 
Ana Mendez Ferrell is a minor, but key player within the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Under the spiritual covering of Rony Chaves of Costa Rica and C. Peter Wagner of the United States, Ana claims to be an apostle and prophet who has risen to the rank of "general" in God's spiritual warfare army. As such, she works to train an army to battle against and destroy the works of demonic forces worldwide. This is done, she says, to "usher in the glory of God" 

(236) The Rise of Charismatic Dominionism by Rachel Tabachnick, 1/6/11 
In plain English this is a shift from an originally passive theology in which believers are waiting to be Raptured from the earth prior and escape imminent apocalyptic horrors, to a politicized theology in which believers must take control over society and government.  End times narratives provide a blueprint for activism much like a platform defines goals of a political party.  The narratives provide a clear picture of what we can expect from this particular stream of evangelicalism as it gains both religious and political clout and molds tomorrow's Religious Right. 

(237) Our Lady of Perpetual Secrets - A tragic, real-life example of the hazards of a Dominionist elite by Pastor Jeffrey Whittaker, 1/21/11 
When embarking on any meaningful study of the perils of Dominionism creeping into and polluting the true Biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ, one must give sufficient attention and energy to the Mother of all Church/State abusers, The Roman Catholic Church. Whether it be the countless treaties made with European Monarchs and Dictators throughout history, or her ongoing design to re-assimilate all existing religious bodies back into "Mother's" open arms via modern ecumenism, the blurring of lines and contempt for public accountability is still her modus operandi.

(238) View From The Bunker Podcast: What Is Dominionism? by Sarah Leslie, 1/30/11 
In the second hour, we examine Dominion theology in depth with Sarah Leslie of Discernment Ministries. Sarah outlines the defining characteristics of Kingdom Now theology and its links to transhumanism and the New Age Movement. Read Sarah's article, "What is Dominionism?"

(239) Todd Bentley and the Prophetic Movement compiled by Bud Press, 2/2/11 
Articles, videos, and information on one of the most dangerous movements on the face of the Earth. 

(240) Staking The Land by Slaughter of the Sheep, 2/20/11 
I received this in e-mail from a reader and wanted to post it so you could evaluate it.  I'm thinking you will come to the same conclusions I did after you read it. This was taken from a flyer distributed by a hypercharismatic church in New Jersey.  Before you read it, I'm going to give you my impression.  Witchcraft, nonsense, and  well, that pretty much sums it up. (DITC Note: This stems from the practices introduced to the churches by people like John Dawson and C. Peter Wagner and which is one of the many pragmatic Christian witchcraft practices being espoused and practiced by YWAM.  To see the genesis of this type of thing, read Mike Oppenheimer's articles on Anna Mendez Ferrell)

(241) The Battle Against the Queen of Heaven on Mt. Everest by Mike Oppenheimer, DVD, 3/18/11 
How does the NAR, New Apostolic Reformation conduct their spirit warfare? In this one of kind video you will see firsthand the event that they claimed changed the world. Ana Mendez claims that her spiritual warfare on Everest was "one of the most important exploits the Holy Spirit sent the church to do." Certain new Apostles and prophets are generals in a spirit warfare army. They claim to have new revelation and the keys on how to defeat Satan's kingdom and bring God's kingdom on earth. Ana Mendez under the approval of Peter Wagner went with Rony Chaves, Silvia Venezuela, Doris Wagner and others to Nepal. Doris and Silvia led a group in spirit warfare prayer at the Everest View hotel, Mendez, Chaves with a few others hiked Mt. Everest to Battle the Queen of heaven and defeat her so Babylon would be overthrown. Because: "the prince of this world has established his dwelling place, a place where the imitator could sit like God over all the earth. This place is the highest mountain on the world it is Mt. Everest" (DVD "Mount Everest Expedition"). The Bible does not speak or instruct us to identify and confront principalities, powers in prayer or travel to where they are supposedly located to do prophetic prayer acts or declarations? But according to the spirit warfare model of the new apostolic movement, it is necessary. In their spiritual warfare they think and do beyond what is written, something the Apostle Paul warned of. We heard of this expedition in the late 90's but had not seen what actually took place. What we see them doing is both eerie and disturbing. Enhance your biblical education on these mystical practices that have entered the church. This video will bring awareness to the body of Christ of what is really being practiced in their spirit warfare methods and how far removed it is from what the Bible actually teaches. After seeing this video it will confirm that what they are teaching and practicing is not a Biblical method of spiritual warfare and needs to be avoided. Become educated to prevent you and others from any involvement with spiritual warfare taught by the New apostles and prophets movement under Peter Wagner and Chuck Pierce. The video is 1 hour long with clips and power point explanations of their spirit warfare.

(242) Religious Trojan Horse: The Dangers Of Dominion Theology: Part One by Brannon Howse, 3/20/11 
4.5 hour series on the Dominionist Movement.  Check out this video ad for the DVD series. 

(243) Not a Kingdom Now by Prof. Johan Malan, Mossel Bay, South Africa (April 2011) 
It is of the greatest importance that Christians should expect a future kingdom - not a kingdom now, during the church dispensation. One of the very serious forms of deception, which the Christian church worldwide is exposed to, emanates from wrongly interpreted promises and commands that we should establish a visible kingdom here and now. An orientation of this nature is the breeding-ground for spiritual deception since it offers Satan's alternate kingdom the opportunity of holding out to believers something else than that which the Bible promises us for the present dispensation: a different faith, a different way of life, a different status, a different world, and ultimately a different Christ and a different kingdom. Kingdom now theology, also referred to as kingdom theology or dominionism, is founded upon a large number of false premises. It deviates from the pure doctrine of the Bible in a number of ways. The following 20 characteristics of our present position in the world refute a kingdom orientation for the church dispensation:

(244) Disaster and the False Teachers by JD Ellis, Endtime Delusion, 4/10/11 
There's nothing that whets the appetite of an internet prophet/watchman more than natural disaster. The catastrophic events in Japan are providing the self-appointed watchmen with more fodder to pass on to their listeners as "proof" that God's hand of judgment is upon the land because of unrepentance for sin. What began as a problem for Japan will become judgment for us, they say, as the "radiation clouds" pass over the U.S. and fall as rain on our crops, contaminating our food supply. We will import cars and car parts from Japan that are "radiated." The list goes on of these completely unscientific, or at least very worst-case scenarios.

(245) Hitting the Political Big-Time - Can the New Apostles and Prophets Seize Dominion by Political Intermarriage? - Can God's Supposed Lost Dominion Be Regained By Mere Political Means? by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, Herescope, 4/12/11 
On April 12-13 there is scheduled "The Government Transformation Summit for Visionary Leaders" in San Antonio. It is also called "Justice at the Gate." Before we proceed with our comments we must establish that the term "transform or transformation" as used in Dominion writings is simply a code word for Dominion or Rule. The introduction to this conference begins: "God's heart is to transform [read rule, ed.] the nations not just individuals.... You are not getting this invitation if your vision is simply to grow your congregation [read traditional evangelism, ed.]. We applaud and affirm that, but this personal invitation is extended exclusively to proven leaders who have a heart for their city, state or broader." Some of the leading speakers introduced to us are: Ed Silvoso, considered by many as the father of the Nation Transforming Movement, and Jim Garlow, pastor of Skyline Church in San Diego, the one tapped by Newt Gingrich be the Chairman of Gingrich's Renewing American Leadership committed to freedom, faith and free markets.

New URL! My 7 Years Working for the Elijah List - A 9 part series by Kevin Kleint, 4/13/11 
Read this nine part expose of Elijah List.  Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 & Part 9 & Post Prophetic Rehab

(247) That Dreaded Word . . . HERESY!! by Kevin Reeves, from "The Other Side of the River", 5/3/11 
Nearly everyone in our leadership cringed at the actual utterance of the word heresy. At its every mention, they regarded me with an alarmed expression that nearly yelled, "Don't say that!" and avoided the use of the term as if it were an unclean thing. Even presented with the Word of Faith doctrine that states the physical death of Christ on the Cross did not accomplish salvation, their heads would shake, mouths tighten, and hands would go up to bring a halt to further discussion.

(249) Kris Vallotton - Clueless in California by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, April 6, 2011 
Without exception, all false teachers are overshadowed by a demonic band-leader, and dance to the tune of a false god. A steady chorus line of false teachings clutter and fog the mind, disrupts the ability to think clearly, and draws the listener further away from the true God and His written word. Just as con artists scam the innocent and unwary with smooth talk and half-truths, false teachers mix a little truth with a lot of error, and do so with a smile on their faces. Kris Vallotton is an integral part of Bill Johnson's Bethel Church and the Prophetic Movement, which is a movement that runs wild with blasphemers of God, heretics, false prophets, false healers, and false signs and wonders.

(250) The Deadly do - rights of Dominionism - The Religious pursuit of rule and control by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/15/11 
Oftentimes when we expect to see something take place and it doesn't, we take things in our own hands (Remember the lesson of Abraham and Hagar). The obvious conclusion: Jesus has not come back, so WE need to do something to make it happen! They are "walking according to their own desires." Let's do it for him since He has not returned. Not realizing judgment (the Day of the Lord) is indeed coming to earth in God's timing.

(251) Can the New Apostles and Prophets Seize Dominion by Political Intermarriage? - Can God's Supposed Lost Dominion Be Regained By Mere Political Means? by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 16, No. 3, May/June 2011 

(252) Prayer Warfare Evangelism - The New Order Prayer Cover by Herescope, 7/24/11 
Dominionist leader C. Peter Wagner's name has suddenly been pulled from the list of endorsers[3] for Texas Governor Rick Perry's controversial The Response prayer rally scheduled for August 6th (see the previous four Herescope posts). The Response website has changed continually since the first controversy first broke, and there has been lots of spin and damage control[4] going on. The original "Endorsers" webpage remained up for a period of time, even though it wasn't linked to from the main webpage. Finally it was pulled entirely and a new webpage "Honorary Co-Chairs" has been posted, which includes the list of "Endorsers," sans Wagner. But Cindy Jacobs is still on the list.

(253) Fortune Cookie Prophecies by Spirit of Error, 7/26/11 
NAR leaders give many prophecies that are unfalsifiable. That is to say, their predictions of future events are generally so vaguely worded"and left open-ended as to the time of their fulfillment"that the predictions could never be shown to be false.

(254) The Response Host: Vic Eliason, Guest: Brannon Howse, VCY America, 7/26/11 
Texas governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry will be part of an upcoming prayer gathering called, The Response (  On the leaders page Brannon notes that there are leaders from the International House of Prayer, an organization that has its roots in the heretical Latter Rain movement as well as the Kansas City Prophets. Brannon also looks at movements with a similar theology such as the New Apostolic Reformation and the Word-Faith movement.  These groups and individuals are gaining converts partly because they've successfully tied themselves to and tapped into the frustration of pro-family, pro-liberty Christians who are hoping to bring positive change to America. Brannon features a number of audio clips that highlight the heresies prevalent within such groups.  For example, evangelist Creflo Dollar is heard speaking to a crowd and telling them why he thinks the Bible teaches that we are "gods", a teaching found within Mormonism as well as the New Age movement.

(255) Divorcing Baal by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, 7/27/11 
Four years ago this Wednesday, at the Call Nashville on 07-07-07, the Spirit-breathed focus on divorcing Baal and resetting covenant with Christ was introduced across the body of Christ. Dutch Sheets shared how the number seven biblically symbolizes covenant. And that the Lord wanted us to divorce Baal and return to covenant with Jesus Christ. The Call became a catalyst for all that was to come as we all declared our intentions for divorce. Progressive revelation from the Lord showed that, though we stated our case before God's court, we also needed to actually receive His verdict for the divorce to be legally binding.  Eighteen months ago, almost to the day, leaders from all 50 states gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to begin the process of divorcing Baal in Washington DC and at lodges across the nation. Led by Apostle John Benefiel, we stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and together received God's verdict of justice. Through the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the verdict of divorce was granted!  Read Part 1: Divorce and Remarriage, Political Dominion Style, Part 2: Divorcing Baal for Dominion, and Part 3: The Baal Covenant

(256) The Signs and Wonders Movement Hit The Nazarene Denomination by Tim Wirth, 8/3/11 
I had started out with this as a review of Dan Bohi's preaching but I want to get more into the signs and wonders movement (which in my opinion Dan is part of) and what the scriptures teach us about signs and wonders and how God speaks to us today.

(257) Texas Governor's Upcoming Leadership Event Includes Cult Members by Marsha West, News With Views, 8/3/11 
The prayer event I'm speaking of is The Response: a call to prayer for a nation in crisis. The  cult Gov. Rick Perry has involved himself with is the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). The NAR has dozens of offshoots and an assortment of  names such as Dominionists, Latter Rain, Kansas City Prophets, Third Wave,  Joel's Army, Manifest(ed) Sons of God, Five-Fold Ministry, to name a few. Another offshoot, and the one I'll deal with here, is the International House of Prayer (IHOP), a splinter group of the Kansas City Prophets. Confusing? You betcha!

(258) Don't be Cru: The story behind Campus Crusade's new name by Jeff Kunerth, The Orlando Sentinel, 8/3/11 
The Campus Crusade for Christ's recent announcement that the organization plans to change its name to Cru has left lots of people scratching their heads " especially after the ministry said it went through 1,600 possible names before coming up with that one.

(259) Do You Really Want To Join The Rally? by Jackie Alnor, 8/6/11 
Christians around the world reacted in such shock that the media would dare to label the Norway terrorist a "fundamentalist Christian," when in fact he was a hate-filled degenerate with no connections to the Christian faith whatsoever. But these allegations did not come out of a vacuum.

(260) My Response to "The Response" Gov. Rick Perry's Call to Prayer by Marsha West, 8/9/11 
Having previously written a piece on The Response voicing my legitimate concerns over Gov. Rick Perry's August 6th prayer event that was held at Reliant Stadium, now that all is said and done I'll respond to what I watched via the live streaming on their website.

(261) Will the Evangelical Church Sell Out the Gospel for a Dominionist Political Agenda? - A Special Report by Understand the Times and Lighthouse Trails, 8/15/11 
This article is not a statement that Christians should not be involved in or concerned about the political state of their countries. Rather, the intention of this article is to exhort believers to use discernment in understanding the times in which we live. It is to show how a present ecumenical, dominionist movement (that is heading toward a one-world religion to "establish the kingdom of God on earth") is operating and deceiving many Christians. As Christians, we are to be witnesses for Jesus Christ and His Gospel message of salvation to those who believe on Him by faith. But today, many Christians may be on the brink of buying into a plan that will ultimately create a global religion and global government.

(262) Heresy by Proxy by Sherry Neese, 10/1/07 
ACT Note: In light of the excuses being made by Calvary Chapel pastors as to their engaging Gen. Jerry Boykin to be the lead speaker at the How To Walk 2011 Conference at Calvary Chapel Honolulu, even though he has been working with a documented false teacher, false prophet, member of the International Coallition of Apostles under C. Peter Wagner, and member of the Knghts of Malta, Rick Joyner, I am reprinting this article as a reminder ... you bring down the cause of Christ when you associate with false teachers and false religionists. Promoters of Dominionism such as Boykin and Joyner are so far off the teachings and examples of the Bible that it isn't even funny.  There is no, I repeat, NO evidence or teaching that we are to take over the world now to advance the Kingdom of Christ.  The only way we can do help the coming Kingdom is to preach the Gospel which will establish the Kingdom in the spirits of men.  Those who truly believe and are born again are then promised to be rulers and judges in Christ's physical Kingdom that will be established at His second coming.  Till then we have a job to do and those who teach Dominionism are hurting the cause of Christ.  The early church did not try to Christianize Rome (until the third century) and we are not called to Christianize the world.  We are to be light and salt but we have absolutely NO mandate to "overthrow" the governments of this world as C. Peter Wager has dictated from his fake position as a "foundational apostle" in the modern church.  The fact that Calvary Chapel is now allowing this C. Peter Wagner agenda to be promoted among it's attendees shows that the apostasy is in full swing.  They have been warned repeatedly by a number of people by letter, face to face, by phone, by emails and by many articles.  But since a certain group has responded in a belligerent way every time they are warned it is time to warn people away from those CC churches participating in this deception that constitutes a falling away from true biblical teaching.  Guilt by association?  Yes, Calvary Chapel is now guilty of that and in fact is guilty of guilt by cooperation. 

(263) My 7 Years Working For The ElijahList by Kevin Kleint, 8/30/11 
Between the years 2001-2008, Kevin Kleint was the web master for the Elijah List. During this time, he learned some very difficult, yet beneficial, lessons about God, "the prophetic movement" and life in general. What's more, he witnessed "first hand" the deception that goes on behind the scenes in what was (possibly) the most popular prophetic ministry of the time.

(264) A Tale Of Two Kingdoms by Sandy Simpson, 8/31/11 
Be careful of those who teach about a "kingdom" that is not the same as what the Bible teaches. 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". Biblical Christians need to understand that many of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), Emergent Church, Church Growth, Word of Faith and other related movements are operating under a paradigm shift.  Because of that when they use the word "kingdom" they do not have the same biblical concept of that word that biblical Christians do.  Whether purposely or under the influence of the Zeitgeist, the "new breed" paradigm shifters use the word "kingdom" in order to lure people into their Dominionist/social gospel worldview.  They know that most Christians love to hear about the "kingdom" so they act like they are talking to them in the unity of the Faith.  But they are not. This is an old trick of the false teachers and cults.  They redefine certain words so that when they talk to biblical Christians they can sound like they are on the same page.  For instance, the New Age cult called "Unity" did this years ago with many Christian terms and was able to lure in some people on that basis. Once you lure them in then you slowly brainwash them away from their former understanding of those terms into a new paradigm. The first concept is called Kingdom "Kingdom Now (KN)" and the second we will call "Kingdom Come (KC)".  "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matt. 6:10).  KN claims this prayer is about Kingdom Now.  Biblical Christians understand this is referring to the Kingdom being first established in the spirits of born again believers (Col. 1:13) and finally physically established in the Millennial Kingdom of Christ when He returns (1 Cor. 15:24), since the dominion over the earth currently has been temprarily given to the devil (Luke 4:5-8, Eph. 2:2). 1Jo 5:19  We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.

(265) Documenting Dominionism by Herescope, 9/3/11 
As C. Peter Wagner was developing the doctrines that would comprise the basics of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), he was also building its structure. This structure would be become a downline hierarchical structure that would become a new reformation. Exhibit 1 documents the involvement of Leadership Network in assisting C. Peter Wagner in his endeavors (click on the image and it will pull up on a larger screen). This exhibit illustrates the broad base of support that benefited Wagner as he began to set up the NAR

(266) Calvary Chapel Confusion by Roger Oakland, 9/7/11 
Confusion is not a behavior that is listed in the Bible as a gift from God. Confusion seems to be a characteristic that overpowers men when being misled by powers that bring about strong delusion. If the Bible states that strong delusion will be a sign that is part of the confusion of the Last Days and the "very elect" will be deceived, perhaps we should not be surprised if we see confusion happening in churches and denominations that were once deemed biblically sound. Some observers of Christianity have been troubled lately by what they see happening amongst the leaders of the Calvary Chapel movement. While many of the sheep follow their leaders as business is as usual, some say there are signs that biblical discernment is becoming a thing of the past. With regards to the influence of false teachings and the infiltration of ecumenical leanings, there are those who suggest that something must be done soon or it will soon be too late. Warnings by brothers and sisters who are very concerned certain men have "crept in" with their false doctrines are often met with statements revealing outright hostility or they are totally ignored. "How could we be wrong?," they say. "We are God's anointed."

(267) Who Invented Dominionism? by Herescope, 9/10/11 
There is a fascinating ongoing Internet discussion going on right now from all sides of the Dominionism issue. Some are denying it exists. Others are having semantic debates about the term itself. Others are scrambling to whitewash and soften the term, or are distancing themselves from its more extreme teachings. Some are claiming that conspiracy kooks invented it. Others are claiming that Liberal Leftists invented it. Some blame Reconstructionists Rushdoony and North, and steadfastly (or sarcastically) refuse to look at the other Dominionist streams. The Reconstructionists are scrambling to distance themselves from the 7 Mountains. And Francis Schaeffer is rapidly being reinvented on all sides. Revisionist history abounds. 

(268) Apostolic Dominionism by Herescope, 9/13/11 
Several years ago, on August 20, 2007, C. Peter Wagner sent out a letter to his "friends of Global Harvest," in which he shared the emerging structure of his New Apostolic Reformation. Exhibit 1, the graphic at the top of this post was attached to the bottom of his letter. His new reformation would be based upon the idea that apostles and prophets must be the cornerstone for achieving Dominion on earth. These apostles and prophets are said to be endowed with superior gifts. In 2007 we ran a 6-part series called "Networking the Church" in which we described this new apostolic structure, based on the writings of its leaders.

(269) Dominique NAR and Political Perry by Orrel Steinkamp, 9/17/11 
Political Perry has proposed marriage to Dominique (NAR & IHOP apostles and prophets) and she has accepted. Political Perry chose for his beloved from a fringe evangelical clan of decendants of the long-forgotten Pentecostal clan called "Latter-Rain." Many among the various clans of evangelicals haven't even heard about Dominique, or even the clan Latter Rain. But many evangelicals are just content to know that Dominique is from conservative stock and has no relatives among the liberals.

(270) Faithful Ministers Versus False and Corrupt Ministers A Brief Overview (with compiled resources) by Chris Lawson, 9/21/11 
In an age of mass confusion as to what a "Christian Minister" actually is and does, the following compilation is given in order to help clarify what the Bible teaches about what a biblical "minister," or "servant" is, and does, as opposed to what false, corrupt and deceitful ministers are and do.

(271) Militant Prayer - Taking Spiritual Dominion Over Dark Angels by Gaylene Goodroad and The Discernment Research Group, 9/23/11 
Prayer Warfare methodologies conceived and borne out of the Latter Rain Movement and nurtured under the New Apostolic Reformation are going mainstream. Twenty years ago, Chief NAR apostle, C. Peter Wagner, applied his Church Growth teachings to the spirit realm in what he termed Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare (SLSW). The plan calls for identifying "territorial spirits" (demons) of a geographic locality, then devising practices (such as militant intercession and fasting)[4] and techniques to defeat these unseen foes so that cities, nations, and beyond will respond to the Gospel.[5]

(272) A.D. 2000: When the Great Commission Ended. . . and Dominion Began by Berit Kjos, 10/9/11 
This article was originally authored and privately distributed by Berit Kjos ( in 1993 under the title of "Waiting for a Global Kingdom, Not the Coming King." In October 1996, it was finally published in The Christian Conscience magazine with the current title "Whose "Global Kingdom' Come?" Recently, while searching some important early history on the rise of the modern Dominionism movement, we re-discovered this article. It contains a fascinating history of events and key personnel leading up to the year 2000. Readers will note the prominent role of C. Peter Wagner in adopting a new evangelical consensus for the completion of the altered version of the "Great Commission." The article especially sheds some light on certain new doctrines and practices. This article is being reproduced in its entirety in the same form as it was published in 1996, with only a few minor editing changes for clarity. To update the reader, whenever we have written about these people or their agendas in the past we have inserted webpage links.

(273) Dominionists are on the move...and they mean business by Marsha West, 10/12/11 
The NAR's purpose is to restore the office of Apostles and Prophets and advance the Kingdom of God. According to Albert James Dager "dominion theology is predicated upon three basic beliefs: 1) Satan usurped man's dominion over the earth through the temptation of Adam and Eve; 2) The Church is God's instrument to take dominion back from Satan; 3) Jesus cannot or will not return until the Church has taken dominion by gaining control of the earth's governmental and social institutions.

(274) Renaming Dominion - The Semantic Deceptions of Change Agentry by Herescope, 10/18/11 
A recent video posted online reveals that the Doyens of Dominion are feeling a bit discomfited now that their agenda is in the national spotlight. Now they have to find another word that isn't quite so controversial but means essentially the same thing. They are seeking to come up with a new vocabulary to identify their strategic objectives to build a kingdom here on earth.

(275) Power Play - Dominionism, the New Apostolic Reformation and "Binding and Loosing." by Pastor Larry DeBruyn for Charismania, 10/27/11 
To fight this war, the apostle Paul instructs believers to "Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil" (Ephesians 6:11). One weapon in the divine arsenal is prayer. We are to fight the war "With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints . . ." (Ephesians 6:18). Yet to this vital weapon the New Apostolic Reformation has added a innovative dimension"that of power praying which, they believe, binds evil spirits and looses good angels over geographical areas. But before dealing with this dimension of prayer, the context in which and the system by which those who espouse "binding-loosing" ought to be surveyed.

(276) How Can There Be Revival Without Repentance? by Herescope, 11/1/11 
During the last half of the 20th century, at the same time period the apostle/prophets claim God was doing mighty restorations and revivals, America aborted tens of millions of babies. Babies became inconveniences, not blessings. There was a moral landslide into filth. And, as we poignantly documented at the beginning of this article, Christians slid right along with the rest of culture. Old doctrines that used to be taught disappeared, or evolved to become more palatable for modern life. The culture became de-Christianized, and in many cases outright pagan. Christians gradually stopped acting as salt and light, by saturating the culture with their positive effect of holy living and righteousness. Instead they adopted the leaven of spiritual and political Dominionism, which may have assuaged their guilt, but did little to spread the Gospel message. There was no revival. There is no revival. There can be no revival without repentance.

(277) Dominion "Entering into a New Season" - Set to Rule Over the Environment & Weather by Herescope, 11/4/11 
Amidst the fascinating denials[3] of Dominionism going on from very diverse quarters[4] in the media and Internet, the evidence continues to mount that the leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation are anticipating a major "shift" to happen. Their prophets, such as Curt Landry, in TheElijahList (11/4/11) are prophesying and decreeing things like: 5772/2012 will be marked as a year of numerous catastrophic events throughout the world, from natural disasters, to financial distresses, wars and rumors of wars �" everything that can and has been shaken will be shaken.[5] To these false prophets, these planetary crises are just a sign that now is the time for them to take Dominion!

(278) Episode 43 - November 2011, Sandy Simpson: The New Apostolic Reformation
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. �" 2Corinthians 11:13 Sandy Simpson, of the Apologetics Coordination Team, joins me to discuss the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Sandy runs Deception in the Church, an extensive library of resources on the NAR and related movements and organizations. Sandy does a fantastic job of describing in just an hour a movement that really needs many hours to really understand properly. It is my hope that this episode will inspire people to dig deeper to learn more about the New Apostolic Reformation and the unbiblical practices that go on within the movement. Please check out the show notes and visit the additional resources section. The New Apostolic Reformation is a dangerous movement that is carrying many Christians away from orthodox, Biblical practices. This episode is available to stream or download here.

(279) Updated! The Roots and Fruits of the New Apostolic Reformation by Critical Issues Commentary, 11/7/11 - Listen to Part 1 & Part 2

(280) Dream Time for the NAR Apostles and Prophets by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, Herescope, 11/8/11 
In Dominion Latter-Rain end-time teaching, the apostles and prophets are also hearing voices and the essence of this is simply a supposed prophecy (dream, sometimes referred to as "God's Dream") that if the restored apostles and prophets successfully complete and build the Kingdom of God on earth, God will reappear. "If you build it, HE will come." The Dominion prophets and apostles are blindly attempting to build it (the kingdom on earth) so that the End of Days can come. They call for a perfected church to finish up the Kingdom of God.

(281) A Disturbance in the Force by Herescope, 11/21/1 
Good satire on the edicts of the NAR false prophets.. 

(282) New Age and Latter Rain - Two Complementary Eschatologies by Ed Tarkowski, 11/29/11
"Birthing" is becoming a common term in the Laughing movement. In Part II of this series, we discussed prophecies of a fresh new revelation of God's impregnation of the Church, followed by a period of gestation and the birth of "Isaac." In Part III, we pointed out the connection between "Isaac" and the Latter Rain's replacement of Jesus with the Church as the seed of the Abrahamic Covenant. As well as bringing the Covenant "blessings" to the nations through the Toronto Blessing, that seed's celebration of Tabernacles will result in the unity necessary to manifest the Sons of God. In turn, they will establish the Kingdom and cleanse the earth of evil (eliminating the Tribulation period) so Christ can return.

(283) Kris Vallotton and the Prophetic Tooth Fairy - Where is PAAH-KAAA when you need it? by Bud Press, November 29, 2011 
In case you've been stranded on a desert island for the last few years, Kris Vallotton is one of the big cheeses at Bill Johnson's Bethel church in Redding, California. Like many hyper-Charismatics, Vallotton believes that he and his followers are to be totally free from, uh, sickness and disease, that is. Well, based on Vallotton's November 24 Facebook comments, he not only suffers pain like everyone else, it appears that he forgot  to summon the Prophetic Tooth Fairy to deliver him from his own "intense" agony and pain. 

(284) Spiritual Warfare Eschatology - The Destiny of Enforcing a Kingdom by Heresope, 12/3/11 
This above quotation from the December 1st newsletter released by Ron McGatllin, whose own apostolic network is working alongside C. Peter Wagner's New Apostolic Reformation, who takes a classic Dominionist position that Satan's deception in the Garden of Eden was a matter of keeping the church from ruling the world �" thereby thwarting the church's divine destiny and purpose. The Dominionist strategy is to re-take the world via any vehicle upon which they can hitch a ride �" community and civic involvement, peace promotion, political and social action, cultural and worldview change, societal engineering, corporate and philanthropic endeavors, partnerships and collaborations with global entities, etc. These methods for achieving Dominion are often called "spiritual warfare." Additionally, various forms of esoteric, hyper-spiritual altered-state-of-consciousness activities, are practiced within the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR/IHOP) Dominionist camp under the term "spiritual warfare.""

(285) Greater Works Shall You Do by Crosswise, 12/17/11 
What are these "greater works" which those who believe in Jesus Christ will do?  What can be greater than calming the wind and the waves of a raging storm by rebuking [Mark 4:35-41; Matt 8:18, 23-27; Luke 8:22-25]?  Halting a hurricane perhaps?  Or, how does one do greater than raising Lazarus from the dead after four days [John 11:38-44]?  Raising the dead after five days? Six days?  Thirty days?  A year? Craig Blomberg notes Jesus' emphatic "double-"Amen'" ["Verily, Verily" in the KJV or "Truly, truly" in the NASB, rendered "Most assuredly" above, which literally translates as "Amen, amen"] yet, "it is not likely that the later church would invent a saying ascribed to Jesus susceptible to the interpretation that the disciples were greater than their master."1  So, what does this verse mean?  What are these "greater works" we will do?

(286) Spiritual Warfare According to the Warfare Worldview by Critical Issues Commentary, 12/27/11 
Listen to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4

(287) Dominionists in Search of Warriors: More from FRC - Cindy Jacobs 2012 Kickoff Rally by Peter Montgomery on January 12, 2012 
Note: We do not endorse Right Wing Watch but they are one of the few org's keeping an eye on the dominionist wing of the harlot religious system

(288) Gladiator-style takedown of demonic forces by Marsha West, 1/19/12 
A large number of Christians throughout the world consider themselves to be spiritual warfare prayer warriors. What they do is known as "intercessory prayer." Most likely these prayer warriors are connected to a deliverance ministry. Deliverance ministers use "strategic level prayer" to "bind" the "territorial spirits" to remove demons who are in control of organizations, communities, cities and in some cases entire nations so that evangelism will go unimpeded. These demon fighting gladiators believe that poverty and other societal troubles will not be eliminated until "demonic strongholds" are torn down and demons are "bound."  Read Part 1 & Part 2

(289) What The General Boykin Incident Reveals by Bill Randles, 2/3/12 
I believe the Boykin incident is but another portent that we are a nation in decline, that a sentence of judgment hangs over our heads, and that our ruling class is leading us into an abyss.

(290) The Road to Dominion - Do We Really Want God's Kingdom Now? by Mishel McCumber, Deception Bytes, 2/6/12 
There is no doubt that the evangelical and political landscape in this country has been radically transformed by a theological shift that began in the 1960's.  The compelling force behind the shift was Christian Reconstructionism, also known as Dominionism, or "Kingdom Now" theology.  Once this idea took root it spread like cancer infusing itself into almost every evangelical denomination and eventually weaving itself into the very fabric of the nation's political right.

(291) The Misguided Aims of the Counterfeit "Church" by Berit Kjos, January, 2012 
With some help from both Lewis and McLaren, the Bible's true message is fading from sight. It won't disappear, because God will preserve a remnant of believers who will treasure it. But life will change. Our cultural foundation of truth and integrity is crumbling fast, and most churches seem to follow the trends. The consequences could be severe...

(292) The Prophetic Movement by Christian Research Service, 2/10/12 
Archive of articles exposing aberrant and false teachings. 

(293) My Experience with Everyday Church and the Dominionist Movement by Roger Ecoff, 2/7/2012 
All of this grieved me so much because it was personal to me in that several people whom I love are now wrapped up in this deception and cult, all because they would not love the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness. I feel lighter after getting this off my chest, and I do want to say again I believe it was God's will I go because I got to plant a lot of seeds in about three people there and I pray for their souls that God uses what I spoke to them to change their lives and deliver them from that group. It is important to hold fast to the true gospel and anyone who brings a false gospel is accursed. 

(294) The Goofy World of Dan Bohi by Tim Wirth, 5/18/12 
This article is from a post sent to my friend and brother Manny Silva. I have spoken about Dan Bohi and I think his teaching is dangerous and unbiblical and should be avoided. Dan is textbook Word of Faith even the title of his sermon suggests that. Dan has also compared what he does to what Benny Hinn does.

(295) Gifts Within The Hyper-Charismatic Camp? - Hyper-C's need to wake-up and smell the truth! by Bud Press, 5/25/12 
Gifts? What gifts? I find it amazing that those within the hyper-Charismatic camp who claim to operate in the gifts have no gifts at all.

(296) The prophets' handshake by Spirit Of Error, 6/14/12 
How can someone who is unfamiliar with the New Apostolic Reformation recognize whether a television program, book, or church conference is associated with this fast-growing movement of false apostles and prophets?

(297) Is the Kingdom the Church? by Mike Oppenheimer, 6/18/12 
The Kingdom is not the church! The Church and the Kingdom are not the same. There are several distinctions between the church and the Kingdom. The terms "church" and "kingdom" are never used interchangeably in Scripture. Of the 114 occurrences of the word "church" (Gr. "Ekklesia"), it is never used with the Kingdom (ibid.). Ekklessia means the assembly of saints, the people are the church.

(298) Putting the millennial "cart' before the Rider of the white "horse' by Spirit Of Error, 6/23/12 
Historically, most Pentecostals and charismatics have been "premillennialists." This fancy theological word simply means they believe that Christ will return to earth first and then, only after He returns, will He will set up the millennial kingdom. The fact that most Pentecostals and charismatics believe that way is because this is the order of events presented in the Book of Revelation�"starting in Revelation 19:11 with a vision of Christ returning on a white horse, followed in Revelation 20 with the binding of Satan and the establishment of the kingdom. But the NAR apostles and prophets reverse this order.

(299) The new 'snake oil' salesmen�"NAR apostles and prophets by Spirit Of Error, 7/12/12 
Meet the new "snake oil" salesmen�"the apostles and prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. They've concocted all manner of so-called miracle potions made with recipes they claim were revealed to them by God. And just like the snake oil salesmen of early America, these apostles and prophets also claim that their products will cure everything.

(300) How The Church Becomes Pagan by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 7, No. 4, July/August 2012 
For me this is an absolutely watershed article by Rev. Bob DeWaay, my personal friend and ministry colleague. He has given me permission to reformat and present the material for the Plumbline. This article establishes the seriousness sin of seeking and imagining things that do not have their source in God's unique revelation which God choose to reveal to his biblical apostles and prophets and which He preserved for His church in the biblical record. To propose new revelations beyond what God has chosen to reveal becomes a form of deceptive Christian divination. These mystical ?eshly false revelations (Check out "The Elijah List" ) become a delusional trap that will at some point become the basis for God's judgment. For the church to resort to pagan and false revelation has apparently never been that difficult and elements within the church have been tempted since Paul's day to "go beyond what is written" (1 Cor. 4:6). The bible is the inspired, infallible, iner rant and SUFFICIENT word of God whereby God reveals himself, unfolds the drama of redemption through Jesus Christ, draws man to Himself and teaches him the truth necessary for godly living now and eternal life to come. 2 Timothy 3:16, 17 affirms that scripture alone is "pro?table for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may he adequate, equipped for every good word."

(301) Greg Laurie, Harvest Fest and The 2013 National Day of Prayer Honorary Chairman by Galatians 4, 8/28/12 
One thing in the ads for Harvest Fest, one can see the Dominionist drumbeats, the whole patriotic focus, America has turned away from God, which is true in a sense, but definitely this message is used in their claim that revival will come instead of tribulation. The complaints about God being taken out of the culture, courtrooms, schools, is the typical "culture wars" fare. When he says "It's time for America to turn back to God", this too is an example. As discussed on other articles in comments, there has been discussion of the easy believism at these "crusades" and "harvest fests", I have pointed out the focus on the numbers game and that is here too.

(302) David's Tent DC - Enthroning a Latter-Rain 24/7 Altar Presence on the White House Lawn During an Election Season by Herescope, 9/3/12 
Very few Christians or unbelievers have any idea of the significance of the term "David's Tent."  Nevertheless, various affiliate organizations  of the burgeoning Apostles and Prophets movement (NAR, the New Apostolic Reformation) are going to camp out at the White House Ellipse lawn from September 25, 2012 through the election, engaging in their round-the-clock 24/7 worship, and they are calling this activity "David's Tent."

(303) NAR in the Political Limelight - A Theocratic Dominion Apostle Gains Political Exposure at the RNC by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, 9/18/12 
These apostles claim to have authority even greater than Paul, Peter, Luke etc. The restored prophets, with a straight face, announce that Isaiah, Jeremiah will one day in glory accept and declare them as their greater peers. There are now a cadre of Latter Rain national politicians who use their power to introduce the apostles and prophets to the political limelight. Other politicians are seeking to buy the votes the NAR can promise, and the end-time apostles are happy to gain power and prestige on their path to dominionist theocracy. 

(304) America for Jesus 2012: A National Solemn Assembly for Which Jesus? by Diane Conklin, Christian Research Service, 9/23/12 
One Nation Under God, Inc. (ONUG) is an organization founded by the late Apostle and Bishop John Gimenez of Rock Church International.  He received a prophetic word and consequently believed he had a God-given mandate to turn America back to God in prayer.  Since 1980, ONUG has sponsored several "solemn assemblies" ...

(305) Episode 55: November 2012, Sandy Simpson: The New Apostolic Reformation - Part 2
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are kravenous wolves." - Matthew 7:15 A year ago, for the November 2011 episode, I interviewed Sandy Simpson on the New Apostolic Reformation. Sandy heads up the Apologetics Coordination Team, and runs Deception in the Church, an extensive library of resources on the NAR and related movements and organizations. This episode is a follow-up to our previous discussion. We began with the assumption that those listening have heard the first discussion we had. If you haven't, that episode can be found here. We answer some questions people had from that episode, get into some further examination of the New Apostolic Reformation, and try to keep from repeating what was already covered as much as possible.

(306) From the highest mountain to the lowest depths to... Emerson and Ana Mendez Ferrell revelation teachings by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/14/12 
For those who do not depend on the Bible, but seek new revelation from modern day prophets and to be led by modern day apostles, you cannot find two more engrossed people than the Ferrell's. But more often than not these new revelations bring one into new age type of practices, divorcing them from the true meaning of the Bible. Advertised on their website is essential oils tuned to the frequency of heaven, stating "they contain the very essence of God's covenant in every drop." Wow, that's got to be better than a personally signed prayer cloth from Benny Hinn. God's covenant was made by Jesus blood (By his death), are we to believe these oils contain his blood?

(307) Why can't all believers do signs and wonders today just like the apostles did in the early church? by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/20/12 
First of all we are NOT to listen to those who promote their opinion that we can do anything the apostles or Jesus did. And neither should we listen to those who claim that miracles no longer take place. What we need to hear is the word of God, the apostles teaching on this and what took place in the early church history. 

(308) NAR Date Setting by Herescope, 11/20/12 
It is becoming an annual occurrence. Once again the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) has scheduled an event on a calendar date that has numerological repetition. This year it is GodDay 12.12.12, featuring NAR head apostle C. Peter Wagner. Like the New Age Datesetters who are focusing on 12-21-12, the numbers are given esoteric significance. 

(309) Getting "Higher" On God by Larry DeBruyn, CWM, 12/6/12 
The difference between the euphoria engendered by the mega church and the ecstasy by the rave church may well be only one of degree, not kind. A comparison might be made between smoking pot "the euphoria lite" engendered by the mega church) and shooting heroin "the ecstasy heavy" incited by the rave church). Mega churches have mastered a strategy of how to offer their congregants "lite" doses of experience (euphoria). The rave church has upped the ante by offering its participants "heavy" doses of experience (ecstasy). Neither movement evidences sober-mindedness, that spiritual attribute the New Testament enjoins believers to cultivate - Titus 2:2, 4, 6; 1 Peter 1:13; 4:7; 5:8. In fact, if the euphoria or ecstasy of so-called worship is induced by means other than by the Holy Spirit, then it violates Paul's injunction to "be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit", the manifestations of which "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves to one another in the fear of God", bear no resemblance to those exhibited in "Sloshfesting" - Ephesians 5:18-21. Worship that masquerades as drunkenness in the Holy Ghost resembles more the wine bibbing of a bacchanal celebration than worship of the Holy God.

(310) 12-21-12 - Evangelical Christians Believing Mayan Prophecies by Herescope, 12/7/12 
Who would have believed it?! Evangelical Christians caught up in New Age religious scenarios about the return of the legendary figure Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent, and other imaginary space aliens and humanoid god-like creatures returning on 12-21-12?!  We first wrote about this Mayan legend on Herescope, June 8, 2011, "New Age Date Setting." This was a republishing of an old 1987 article from The Trumpet, a discerning periodical from the 1980s. We noticed that there was a large and growing group of evangelicals, including some mainstream leaders, who were getting on board this old Mayan prophecy and revivifying it - most notably by reformulating it into extrabiblical prophecy. We published Doomsday Datesetters 2012 on June 10, 2011 to explain what this was all about, and identify the key proponents of this newly emerging eschatology.

(311) Should Christians hold prayer vigils with apostates? by Marsha West, 12/13/12 
What struck me as odd is that many professing Christians met in large groups to pray with people that reject the God of the Bible even knowing that those from other religious faiths do not pray to the God of Christianity.

(312) Can The Bible Ever Mean What It Never Meant? by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 17, No. 6, December 2012 
This title is purposefully alarming in order to get the attention of the reader. Perhaps a little less volatile word could be abuse. Rape or abuse is to take something by force that is not yours for the taking. It is abuse when Scripture is mislabeled and misapplied. Violence is done to the message and meaning of Scripture

(313) The Significance of Youth-Filled Stadiums - Revisiting the Old Latter Rain Prophecy in Light of Current Events by Herescope, 1/10/13 
Lou Giglio is scheduled to give the benediction* at the Obama Presidential Inauguration on January 21. The official announcement describes him as "the Rev. Louie Giglio, the pastor of the Passion City Church in Atlanta" and says he "is considered one of the highest-profile evangelical Christian pastors. He has been prominent in efforts to end human trafficking."[1]  This invitation is significant because Lou Giglio is currently under a great deal of fire in some quadrants of the evangelical world for his controversial association with New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) leader Bill Johnson and a music group/ministry called Jesus Culture.

(314) Pastor Backs Out of Obama Inauguration Over Previous Anti-Gay Comments by Jonathan Karl, ABC News, 1/10/13 
Rev.  Louie Giglio, who had been announced as the pastor to give the benediction at the presidential inauguration, has now pulled himself out of the ceremony, after criticism of his previous anti-gay comments and actions, sources confirmed to ABC News.

(315) Brain Stopper Series by Spirit Of Error, 1/19/13 
Many of the prophets in the NAR movement are actually telling their followers that they don't need to worry about false prophets.

(316) Jesus Culture's Kim Walker-Smith's Alleged Encounter With God The Father And Jesus Christ by Ken Silva, 1/25/13 
JC is a ministry of Bethel Church, Redding (BC) of pastor Bill Johnson.

(317) Man's dominion in Genesis by Mike Oppenheimer, 1/28/13 
But they both succumbed to an outsider tempting them to disobey God, sin. First Eve then Adam. Because they both fell they lost the position and ability to have dominion in the way God intended. After they fell, being no longer sinless all that was under his jurisdiction was changed. 

(318) The NAR"s Nasty Names: The Top 5 by Spirit of Error, 2/1/13 
These are the Top 5 nasty names used against critics of the NAR.

(319) Spiritual Drunkenness, Spiritual Blindness and Gods Judgment of the Church by Believer's Journey, 2/5/13 
The Bible has a lot to say about drunkenness, spiritual or otherwise. And none of it is good. With the Biblical tools we have available today, there is no reason for anyone to be deceived about the "Laughing Revival". My Bible and concordance was all I needed to find out for myself the truth behind so-called "spiritual drunkenness".

(320) The Question Of Dominion by Sandy Simpson, 2/13/13 
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".

(321) Hillsong Australia Church Expose at Trinity Foundation, 2/22/13 
Wow.  It"s amazingly disturbing…  one of our most questionable American exports–televangelism and its excesses–has finally reached a crescendo in Australia. Millions of tax-free dollars flow through this mega-corporation (one could hardly call it a church at this point) and precious little appears to actually filter down to those in desperate need. Notice how these Aussie reporters don"t pull any punches. Video report. 

(322) The New Apostolic Reformation: Influence and Teachings by Apologetics Index, 2/25/13 
A heterodox movement in Protestant Christianity known as the "New Apostolic Reformation1" (NAR) -- also known as the "apostolic-prophetic movement" -- gained vast influence among Pentecostal and charismatic churches worldwide, beginning in the late 1990s. The people who are part of this burgeoning movement follow present-day apostles and prophets who claim to govern the church and give new divine revelation that is needed to set up God's kingdom on earth.

(323) Wandering Stars by Keith Gibson, 2/27/13 
Contending for the Faith with the New Apostles and Prophets - Finally, here is an up-to-date volume written not just for Bereans but one that reaches across denominational fences to speak the truth in love to those curious about or drawn away by the false doctrines and heretical teachings and practices of the Latter Rain, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), or "Five-Fold Restoration" movements. From the author: "There is always the temptation when dealing with a subject of this nature, to pull out the most oulandish quotes in an attempt to make one's point more forcefully.... While an extreme example has occasionally been used in order to demonstrate how heretical the movement is at its fringes, for the most part, I have attempted to use quotes from those considered more 'mainstream' within the apostolic and prophetic momement. It is my desire to demonstrate that the issues addressed in this book are rampant within the community and not isolated in one or two marginal teachers. It is my sincere prayer that this book will be used in some small measure to awaken the church to the seriousness of the errors being propagated within the apostolic/prophetic movement and to call the church back to the truth." TBC is pleased to present this book as a contemporary answer to those with friends, family, and church members who are prone to be "tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine" (Ephesians:4:14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;).

(324) Why People Join the NAR Movement by Spirit Of Error, 3/2/13 
One of the most common questions I am asked is "Why do people join the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement?" I"ve thought about this a lot. And I believe there are at least four main reasons.

(325) They Claim to Speak for God - Part One - Audio Newsletter by The Berean Call, 3/2/13 
MP3 audio newsletter. 

(326) Why People Leave the NAR Movement by Spirit Of Error, 3/9/13 
My last post gave reasons why people join the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. Now I list some reasons people leave the NAR movement. Here are the top four reasons I have identified, based on my conversations with former NAR followers.

(327) Imagine That! - The Problem with "Sanctified Imaginations" by Orrel Steinkamp, 3/14/13 
Imagination is the ability of the human mind to create mental images and sensations that do not come from the the five senses. Consequently It is not surprising that self proclaimed prophets claim visions and dreams that have their source in their vivid and well trained human imaginations. Currently The Elijah List on the Internet presents thousands upon thousands of these mental pictures, suggesting that these pictures have their origin in God. But these imaginary words and pictures on Elijah List have a very short shelf life. They are posted and soon forgotten as new more appealing prophetic images replace them. In fact many of these prophesies can easily be demonstrated as contradictory. 

(328) Updated! The Passion Translation by Apostle Brian Simmons - Reviewed by Spirit Of Error - Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3
The new NAR Bible. 

(329) Does the Bible teach we can see and hear Angels or summon them to visit us? by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/14/13 
To come in contact with angelic creatures has to be discerned for if they are not sent by God to have as mission as angels do, then they are fallen angels with the purpose to deceive. Those who claim to often see angels, hear from them and order them around are not staying in the biblical teachings and need to be questioned.

(330) Are people going to heaven today? by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/14/13 
No, I do not believe this is true. I think many have an active imagination and convinced themselves of something special happening to them. Others may have had a counterfeit spiritual experience, or an occult experience. It is very disappointing to hear how many gullible and na�ve Christians there are that accept these stories. They hear a story of someone going to heaven and because the Bible speaks of a few people that went they believe these modern stories are just as true even when they contradict the Bible.

(331) Prophecy Mongering - Profiting from the Promulgation of End-Time CRI$I$ Scenarios by Herescope, 5/24/13 
The evangelical world has been feasting on a constant diet of crisis for several decades now. Despite the relative peace and prosperity that Americans currently enjoy, fear is being marketed in every outlet. Fear of the future. It is big money for evangelical professional marketeers, many of whom act like false prophets continually prophesying doom and destruction. In fact, so much so, that many Christians now seem addicted to the adrenalin rush that comes via these dire predictions of disaster. It is a Pavlovian thing – spout the CRISIS, and fear-laden followers will respond by pushing the button to buy pre-packaged SOLUTIONS! This phenomena can best be described as prophecy-mongering, a term that has connotations of profiteering from promoting endtime crises. 

(332) They Claim to Speak for God by The Berean Call, 6/1/13 
A very large part of Christendom in the United States is enamored with those who claim to speak for God. If you think that"s an overstatement, simply tune into some of the programing on Trinity Broadcasting Network or some of the other cable religious networks. What you will see are churches filled with thousands of Christians hanging on to every word of a man or a woman who is declaring what God has just revealed to him or her. The content ranges from the mundane to the bizarre. To some observers who are fairly well versed in the Scriptures, what they are hearing and seeing is laughable. But that"s a tragic reaction by some who are forgetting that many of those being led astray by the so-called new prophets and apostles are their brothers and sisters in Christ.  Read Part 1 & Part 2

(333) Collateral Damage of the New Apostles by Spirit Of Error, 6/6/13 
I've been asked, "Why are you so concerned about the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement? Even if people's beliefs are a little off, what's the harm?" I'm concerned because their NAR beliefs are not just shipwrecking their own faith. They are hurting other people.

(334) More On the Signs and Wonders Crowd/They are coming out of the woodwork by Tim Wirth, 7/9/13 
Satan uses his supernatural “lying wonders and signs” to trap men into following him, while the Lord uses His miracles to lead men in a righteous path to follow Him. From the above verse, we see that men can be deceived into believing a lie if they are deceived into accepting lying signs and wonders. 

(335) �Voice of the Apostles� Day 1 by Spirit Of Error, 8/14/13 
Yesterday, I watched the opening session of the 2013 Voice of Apostles conference in Orlando, Florida, sponsored by Global Awakening. Here are some of my initial impressions.

(336) Matt Redman and Francis Chan: Oh No. Not You Guys, Too! by Spirit Of Error, 9/19/13 
Both Chan and Redman have agreed to take part in an annual conference sponsored by the International House of Prayer (IHOP). �Onething 2013�  is expected to draw 25,000 young adults to the IHOP base in Kansas City, Missouri, this December.

(337) Rick Wiles Latest Stunner by Steve Lumbley, 9/30/13 
So remember the next time Rick Wiles tells you the destruction of the USA is imminent, and I�m sure it won�t be long, actions speak louder than words. Wiles own actions show him to be a false teacher and a false prophet. Even he doesn�t believe the nonsense he�s spewing. If he doesn�t believe it, why should you?

(338) �God Loves Uganda��New Film Exposes the NAR Movement by Spirit Of Error, 10/11/13 
Criticism of NAR leaders� involvement in Ugandan politics is nothing new. Secular watchdog groups, such as Right Wing Watch and People for the American Way Foundation, have been sounding the alarm about the NAR movement for years. They fear that its dominionist agenda could lead to the suppression of the civil rights of homosexuals and others who don�t share the values of the NAR movement�in Uganda and the United States. So, what�s my problem with the NAR efforts in Uganda? Of course, I�along with all biblically faithful evangelicals�believe homosexual practices are sinful. But my concern is that the NAR movement has shifted the historical evangelical focus on preaching the gospel (or �good news�) of salvation from sin to preaching a gospel of taking sociopolitical control. Even the documentary makers obviously picked up on this shifted focus, as is made evident by the film�s sarcastic tag line, �Have you heard the good news?�

(339) Colin Brown claims God is "Rebooting the Church" by Sandy Simpson, 12/9/13 
When I read the title of this issue of the ElijahList, it made me really angry.  The title was ""Rebooting" the Church: Changing Times and Changing Seasons".  I immediately asked myself the question: Is it a good thing to "reboot" the Church?  Revival is a good thing when it is based on repentance (Acts 3:19). But this is not what Brown is talking about. He is talking about "rebooting". When you reboot a computer you turn it off and on again, erasing any programs running, making a fresh start which sometimes works on computers and sometimes does not (for example when there is a virus in the computer - pun intended!). It is a good thing to return to our first love of the Jesus Christ and the Gospel (Rev. 2:4-5). But this is also not what Brown is talking about. And how could he? The churches involved with the false apostles, false prophets, false teachers of the New Apostolic have already had their candlestick removed long ago. They can keep rebooting themselves in their occult "slain in the spirit" 24/7 and it will not bring repentance and refreshing. It will only strengthen the delusion they have put themselves under and that God is allowing on them as a condemnation.

(340) Latter Rain: The Spawning of Apostasy by Kevin Reeves, 1/20/14 
LTRP Note: The following article by Kevin Reeves describes the background of much of the Word-Faith, River movement, Latter Rain, IHOP, Joel�s Army, Apostles and Prophets movement, etc. taking place today. Mike Bickle, Rick Joyner, John Wimber, and many others rose out of the 1940s Latter Rain movement. Followers believe that the Latter Rain �revival� is the latter rain referred to in such Scriptures as Jeremiah 3:3, Joel 2:23, and Hosea 6:3. These movements have now intersected with the contemplative prayer movement; now combined with Purpose Driven, the emerging church, Willow Creek, etc., a powerful mystical body is merging as an apostate, end-time church.

(341) Interviews on Dominionism a la IHOP and the NAR (Videos) at Apprising Ministries, 1/23/14 
So, to understand the dangers concerning this dominionism at the rotten root of NAR eschatology I�m presenting the following video clips below from Dr. Martin Erdmann of the Verax Institute.This begins to give us good working knowledge about dominionism, which is: "the erroneous belief that Christians have a mandate to build the �kingdom of God� on earth, restoring paradise, by progressively and supernaturally transforming themselves and others as well as all societal institutions through subduing and ruling the earth by whatever means possible, including using technology, science and psycho-social engineering; and then and only then will a �Christ� manifest his presence on earth."

(342) Are All Healings From God? by Matt Slick, CARM, 2/9/14 
No, not all healings are from God's direct hand. We can have natural healing that is due to how God designed our bodies to heal themselves. We can have healings that are the result of medicine. And, of course, there are healings that are demonic.

(343) A Warning About G12 Churches, Encounter Weekends and Spiritual Abuse by Chris Lawson, 2/22/14 
The G-12 movement has been defined as a full blown abusive "cult" as well as an "aberrant" Christian movement, depending on how one looks at the theological and social structure of the movement. The methodology that is utilized upon many current and former members speaks for itself and varies from church to church and how balanced or imbalanced church leaders are. Many people have left the movement because they have been severely abused under what is known as "heavy shepherding," in other words, they have been "spiritually abused."

(344) World Vision U.S. To Hire �Gay Christians In Same-Sex Marriages� by Ken Silva, 3/25/14 
I now point you to World Vision: Why We�re Hiring Gay Christians in Same-Sex Marriages, a report that went on yesterday ChristianityToday,com from Celeste Gracey and Jeremy Weber. (ACT Note: World Vision has been a part of the New Apostolic Reformation for a long time along with other organizations such as YWAM.) 

(345) World Vision Reverses Decision To Hire Gay Christians In Same-Sex Marriages at Apprising Ministries, 3/26/14 
I have now confirmed this reversal on the phone via a spokesperson in the media relations department at World Vision and have received the following statement concerning this change ... (ACT Note: The Bible does not say we must "respect" homosexuals.  We can love them and rebuke their sin but we are not called to "respect them".  You don't respect people who are living in unrepentant sin. WV has been a part of the NAR for decades and has been promoting WCGIP doctrines as well as leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR).  They are heretical just like YWAM.  Just FYI. If you don't believe me, get our DVD series on the NAR where false prophet Mike Bickle reveals that World Vision and YWAM are agencies spreading the doctrines and practices of the NAR.  Also see the quotes by World Vision Canada employee Terry LeBlanc in this article.

(346) World Vision is Really a Hallucination from the God of this World by Jacob Prasch, 3/27/14 
For some years Moriel has warned that World Vision is no longer, by scriptural definition, a Christian ministry that more than two decades ago abandoned its originally evangelistic ethos and become a politicized left wing social welfare organization (once a ministry or church ceases to be evangelistic it will soon cease to be scripturally Evangelical).

(347) Hillsong Embraces �Chrislam� by Moriel Ministries, 3/28/14 
When prime time Australia TV broadcasted an exposure of the financial ethics (or lack thereof) of HILLSONG, no one should have been surprised.

(348) Rick Wiles Promotes New �Prophecy� From Maurice Sklar by Endtime Delusion, 4/1/14 
It is certainly true that you can�t teach an old dog new tricks. The ones in the Christian church who have contributed the most to the area of false prophecy and leading the children of God astray in the past couple of decades are the ones who continue today to be the Pied Pipers of falsehood, profanely issued in the holy name of our Lord. So it was not surprising when someone pointed out a new �prophecy� had been issued by prolific false prophet Dr. Maurice Sklar. And it just seemed to fall into place that the main showcase for his issue of this would be Rick Wiles�  Trunews radio program, which has been for almost 15 years now a source of some of the most outlandish and self-serving blather ever to be labeled �Christian.�

(349) Updated! World Vision, Christian organization? by Marsha West, Renew America, 4/10/14 
The dust has settled a bit since Christian humanitarian aid organization World Vision's March 24 announcement that it would hire gay couples who are legally married in the state in which they reside. Since "World Vision-gate" remains a hot topic, it's time for some introspection; likewise to do some digging to find out if WV truly is a Christian organization, as it claims. Read Part 1 & Part 2

(350) Discerning signs & wonders...? (MP3) by Chris Lawson, 5/8/14 
Help for the hurting versus lying signs and wonders! If you or your family members have ever been hurt by false teachers at counterfeit revivals (Toronto, Lakeland, Holy Trinity Brompton, Pensacola, Fresh Fire, Bethel Church, Morning Star Ministries, IHOP, Healing Rooms, etc.), this audio message may help to bring some clarity on what happened to you/them. This is one of my more soft-spoken audio messages whereby I help educate people on escaping and/or avoiding the confusion and heartache that false teachers produce.  The first 30 minutes (various Scriptures) is all preface for what I discuss in the second 30 minutes.

(351) Marketplace Movement... 7 Mountains... NAR-prophecies for 2014 by Karin Jansson , 6/1/14 

(352) Answers to Questions: Community Conversion by Pastor Richard A. Conners, 7/8/14 
Question: Is it possible for a community group, like a family, tribe, household, or village to come to Christ altogether at the same occasion? Answer: We have to be clear about what the question is asking. If we are asking if a group of people may (each) come to saving faith in the Lord Jesus at the same moment in time, at the same occasion of the proclamation of the Gospel � then the answer is, yes. Certainly, multiple people can repent and trust in the Son of God at the same point in time � even families or communities. Acts 16 gives us the occasion of the salvation of the Philippian jailer. Verse 34 tells us that the jailer believed �with his whole household� after Paul and Silas in verse 32 �spoke the word of the Lord to him together with all who were in his house.� So yes, it is possible for a group to be entirely converted to Christ at the same time. However, let us recognize that for an entire group to be converted each member of the group must have a personal believing response to the Gospel message. Salvation comes through faith (by grace � Ephesians 2:8).

(353) Apostolic and Prophetic Lingo�A to Z by Holly Pivec, 7/16/14 
I came across a very telling, new NAR resource. It�s called the Apostolic and Prophetic Dictionary: Language of the End-Time Church. This book is written by NAR apostle and prophet Abraham S. Rajah, and was released in December through Westbow Press, the self-publishing division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. It provides definitions for over 500 entries, most of which are for exclusive NAR terms. Here�s the description of the book on Amazon.

(354) Understanding The Dominion Theology Of Christian Reconstructionists And The New Apostolic Reformation by Thomas Ice, 1988 
NOTE: This is an article I wrote about Dominion Theology in May 1988.  It is interesting to see how things have progressed twenty-five years later.  Back then these movements were just beginning to influence each other.  Now we see these ideas continuing to gain strength in our own day.

(355) Hillsong Church leader blamed victim for sex abuse, royal commission told by Rachel Browne, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10/8/14 
The hearing into how Australia's Pentecostal churches handled child abuse allegations among their ranks will also examine two other cases, one involving a teacher who molested scores of young children at the Northside Christian College in Victoria and another involving a youth pastor at a church on the Sunshine Coast.

(356) Understand the difference between Jesus Christ, and false "anointed ones"! by Chris Lawson, Spiritual Research Network, 10/21/14 
A look at how false teachers are mocking the scriptural Jesus of Nazareth through their mystical "anointings" and occult �impartations.�  Blasphemously attributing their occult manifestations, false �words and visions� and lying signs and wonders to God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, many of today's false teachers are simply producing heresies and divinations worthy of the judgment of God. What�s needed more than ever today is for Christian�s to fulfill their God given duty to �test the spirits� (1 Thess. 5:21) and expose the unfruitful works of darkness (Eph. 5:11) for what they are. Podcast: Jesus of Nazareth Versus False Christianity.mp3 Description: Jesus of Nazareth Versus False Christianity Archive: Chris Lawson Directory and the New SRN website audio page

(357) The Ecclesiastical Domino Effect by James Jacob Prasch, 10/22/14 
The fizzling of the counterfeit revivals of Toronto, Pensacola, and Lakeland with Lakeland ending in a moral scandal with Todd Bentley and Pensacola ending in an ugly split are almost ancient history. The demise of Jim Bakker�s PTL club in a maze scandal and corruption is ancient history as is the fall of Jimmy Swaggart. In each case the Body of Christ and its message was discredited. The collapse of Robert Schuller�s mega church The Chrystal Cathedral in $56 million in debt and the keys being handed over to the Roman Catholic church was hardly the beginning and we warned other mega churches would soon follow.

(358) Prophecy Run Amok by T.A. McMahon, The Berean Call, 11/2/14 
There are also a host of abuses of biblical prophecy, such as the denial and mockery cited by Peter: �Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men� (2 Peter:3:3-7 Furthermore, there are those who set themselves up as prophets similar to the false prophets about whom the Lord warned Jeremiah: �Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart� (Jeremiah:14:14) Read Part 1 & Part 2

(359) An Anatomy Of A False Prophesy by Sandy Simpson, 11/13/14 
ElijahList is well known for sending out false prophecies on a daily basis.  In fact they send anywhere from 3-5 emails daily.  I have saved them all for many years because they are ripe fodder for discernment articles.  I am going to use this obvious false prophecy by a long time false prophet of the New Apostolic Reformation as a demonstration of a false prophecy and how to test them according to the Bible and common sense.

(360) God�s Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movement (Book) by Dr. Doug Geivett & Holly Pivec, 11/26/14 
God�s Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movement provides a beginner�s introduction to the New Apostolic Reformation. In addition to being brief and non-technical, it also contains stories of individuals� personal experiences with this movement and practical advice for responding to its teachings.

(361) A New Apostolic Reformation? A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement (Book) by Dr. Doug Geivett & Holly Pivec, 11/26/14 
Goes into much greater depth in evaluating NAR teachings and describing the influence of the movement.

(362) The Attack Of The Enemy On Churches by Sandy Simpson, 3/10/15 
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.

(363) Two NAR Organizations to Watch by Spirit of Error, 4/1/15 
Anyone who has concerns about the New Apostolic Reformation should keep an eye on two organizations: the International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders, led by �Convening Apostle� John P. Kelly, and its daughter structure, the European Coalition of Apostolic Leaders, led by �convener� Jan-Aage Torp. These two networks are energetically working �to build apostolic government in all cities and regions.� You may be surprised to learn just how extensively apostles in many nations are networking to promote NAR teachings. 

(364) A New Apostolic Reformation?: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement (Book) by R.Douglas Geivett (Author), Holly Pivec (Author), 4/12/15 
This critique provides a framework for understanding and interpreting the widespread but little-known New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. As the authors state in the preface: "We write this book with two major goals in mind. First, to give people an idea of the sheer size and reach of the NAR movement. And second, to systematize its key teachings and practices and evaluate them on the basis of Scripture and careful reasoning � . In our judgment, the NAR perspective crosses these boundaries [that is, certain broad parameters, revealed in Scripture and practiced in the historical orthodox church], and it does so in part because of flawed theology rooted in a flawed understanding of Scripture. We wish to warn readers about a possible confusion: Some critics have linked the NAR movement with mainstream Pentecostalism and charismatics. We do not do this. In fact, it is our contention that the NAR movement deviates from classical Pentecostal and charismatic teachings. This movement has emerged out of independent charismatic churches and, thus, has gained a foothold in many of those churches in varying degrees." 

(365) Will Christians Replace Commitment to the Gospel for Commitment to a Unified Dominionist Agenda to �Save the Country�? by Lighthouse Trails, 4/16/15 
As America is fast approaching another presidential election year, Dominionist/Kingdom Now political and religious figures are joining forces with evangelical Christian groups. While having concern for the state of America is more than legitimate, will Christians replace commitment and loyalty to the Gospel for commitment and loyalty to a dominionist agenda? If they do, they will learn the hard way that compromise and a �whatever it takes� attitude will do more harm to the cause of Jesus Christ than good. This article is not a statement that Christians should not be involved in or concerned about the political state of their countries. Rather, the intention of this article is to exhort believers to use discernment in understanding the times in which we live. It is to show how a present ecumenical, dominionist movement (that is heading toward a one-world religion to �establish the kingdom of God on earth�) is operating and deceiving many Christians. As Christians, we are to be witnesses for Jesus Christ and His Gospel message of salvation. But today, many Christians may be on the brink of buying into a plan that will ultimately create a global religion and global government.

(366) Washington State Churches and Organizations That Promote the NAR by Spirit of Error, 4/18/15 
My co-author, Doug Geivett, is headed to Washington state this weekend to speak about the New Apostolic Reformation at a large apologetics conference. In preparation, I�ve been compiling a list of churches, organizations, and individuals in the state that promote NAR teachings, practices, and/or leaders. I thought this list might be helpful for some of my readers who live in Washington or have friends who do. Here it is in PDF format. The list is not exhaustive. Let me know if I�ve left out any church or organization.

(367) The �NAR�-tional Day of Prayer? by Spirit of Error, 4/25/15 
Churches across the United States are gearing up for the National Day of Prayer. More than 40,000 prayer gatherings are expected to be held on May 7 in observance of this annual event. But has the National Day of Prayer been hijacked by the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)? The official promotional video, being played in Sunday morning worship services, gives no hint of NAR influence. But the influence can be seen if you look closely at the National Day of Prayer literature. The following NAR teachings and practices are being promoted.

(398) Looking Beyond a Church�s �Statement of Faith� by Spirit of Error, 5/16/15 
Do you want to know if a church or organization is part of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)? Finding the answer may not be as easy as looking at the church�s statement of faith. Many NAR groups have adopted fairly standard statements of faith that do not mention their NAR teachings. To find out what a church really believes you have to dig deeper.

(399) Will NAR converge with evangelical churches? (Webcast) with Holly Pivec, 8/24/18 
Don Veinot and Ron Henzel, of Midwest Christian Outreach, invited me to join them on their �Unknown Webcast� to discuss �Will NAR converge with evangelical churches?� Watch the interview here on Youtube.

(400) Downplaying the Devil in NAR by Holly Pivec, 9/24/18 
In a recent article published by the Gospel Coalition in Australia, pastor Stephen Tan, of Regeneration Church in Melbourne, shares his concerns about an upcoming conference called Awakening Australia, and especially about the teachings of the conference�s headline speaker: Bill Johnson, the leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California. I agree with several things Tan writes, and with one thing in particular. He writes: �Johnson encourages Christians to stop focusing on �our need to protect ourselves from deception� and instead �our hunger for Him must be seen in our lustful pursuit of spiritual gifts.'� Tan is right to draw attention to Johnson�s downplaying of discernment. But Bill Johnson isn�t the only one to do so.  The idea that Christians should stop worrying about being deceived � and enthusiastically embrace all manifestations of the miraculous � is common in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). It�s so common that NAR leaders have developed a catch phrase they often tell their followers: �You should trust God�s ability to protect you from being deceived more than you trust Satan�s ability to deceive you.�  And they sometimes tell people, if they just pray and ask God to protect them from being deceived, they don�t have to worry about Satan. They can then embrace all supernatural experiences with gusto.

(401) NAR and the turning tide by Spirit of Error, 10/2/18 
The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) has grown rapidly over the years, yet under the radar of most Christians. But it appears that, when it comes to awareness of this movement, the tide may be turning. It�s been encouraging to see a growing number of Christian organizations and church leaders, including Pentecostals and charismatics, recently speak out against NAR teachings and practices. Here are links to some recent articles and videos that sound the alarm about Bethel Church in Redding, California � one of the most well-known NAR churches � pastored by the �apostle� Bill Johnson. Other articles linked to below warn about a NAR translation of the Bible � promoted by Bethel Church � called the Passion Translation. I�ve included brief excerpts to give you a small taste of each source. I encourage you to check them out for yourself.

(402) A Short History of Dominionism by Sandy Simpson, 10/9/18
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 includetheonomy, but does not necessarily involve advocating Mosaiclawas 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 aDominionist. ChristianDominionistsbelieve 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 �softdominionism�; the idea that God wants only Christians to hold government office and run the country according to biblical law is called �harddominionism.� [2] �HardDominionism� 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�.

(403)  �Eat the meat and spit out the bones�: A proper response to NAR teaching? by Holly Pivec, 10/16/18
�Eat the meat and spit out the bones� is a common refrain in NAR. Typically, it means that if you hear a teacher give a questionable teaching � something that you don�t understand or that seems off somehow �  ignore that particular teaching. But don�t stop listening to his other teachings. Bill Johnson, one of the movement�s most influential �apostles,� delivered an entire sermon promoting this idea. It�s titled �Don�t Eat the Bones.� In context, Johnson is speaking about men, including the �prophet� William Branham and the �healing evangelist� Todd Bentley, who claimed to operate in miraculous power and led major revivals. Yet they fell into heresy or sinful lifestyles. Critics of NAR have argued that the heretical teachings and immoral lifestyles of these men � and of other influential NAR prophets, such as Bob Jones and Paul Cain � raise the question of whether these individuals actually may have been false prophets. Their unsavory behavior challenges the validity of the revivals led by them � or so the critics say. But Johnson argues that it�s a mistake to write off these �prophets� and the �moves of God� they pioneered, or their other teachings, simply because of their failures. He prays that Christians will be able to discern how God sometimes works through �unusual tools,� including individuals with lifestyles of secret, hidden sin.

(404) My interview about NAR with ex-New Ager Doreen Virtue at Spirit of Error, 11/22/18
Yesterday, I was interviewed about the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) by two ex-New Agers, Melissa Dougherty and Doreen Virtue. Doreen Virtue was a well-known New Age author before converting to Christianity two years ago. Now she has a ministry warning people about the dangers of New Age beliefs. She has a large following, including many New Agers and former New Agers. On her webcast, yesterday, we discussed NAR and how specific NAR practices, such as exercises designed to �activate� the miraculous gift of prophecy, have more in common with New Age practices than the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit found in Scripture. We also discussed the major role Bethel Church in Redding, California, has played in promoting these New Age-type activation exercises. And we talked about the need for spiritual discernment, including the importance of having a full understanding of the Bible, not just a superficial understanding, and how to get that understanding. The webcast has already received over 3,000 views in less than 24 hours. Check out the webcast on YouTube.

(405) The Abandoning of True Bible Eschatology by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/27/18
Latter Rain adherents believe in a last day�s revival unlike any other in history taking place today. This view is an outgrowth of the �kingdom now� restoration movement. It wrongly applies eschatological passages for Israel to the church today. To many, the nation of Israel is no longer an integral part of God�s end time plan and rejected as forsaken, despite the warnings in Romans 11:18-29 and Genesis 12:3.

(406) 10 Questions - Booklet by Sandy Simpson - Available here on the ACT site or on Lighthouse Trails.

(407) The Send conference features Bethel Redding speaker known for �grave soaking� by The Word Like Fire, 12/10/18
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; (2 Tim 4:3) Sixty thousand people are expected at The Send stadium event, scheduled for February 23, 2019. According to the organization�s website, it is �A NEW ERA.� We may indeed be entering a new era, but not necessarily one of increased evangelism or missions, which is the purported goal of The Send. Something is very different in the visible church these days. According to a recent PEW survey, many Christians now accept concepts associated with the new age, such as �belief in reincarnation, astrology, psychics and the presence of spiritual energy in physical objects like mountains or trees.�[1] One of the speakers scheduled for The Send is Ben Fitzgerald, now a Bethel Redding pastor.  Bethel Redding leader Bill Johnson will be speaking as well. Readers may recall that Fitzgerald was one of the Bethel Redding people who tried to absorb or soak up the �anointing� from the bones of  the controversial evangelist, Smith Wigglesworth.

(408) Beware of men (and women) who see angels all the time by Mike Oppenheimer, 1/7/19
Ever since William Branham introduced his angel in the Latter Rain healing revivals of the 40�s and 50�s people have tried to mimic him. After all they adore his abilities and success. Branham�s personal angel gave him the abilities, as he saw individual visions of each person and gave what some say were accurate diagnosis for them to be healed. Paul Cain, Bob Jones and Kenneth Hagin, Rick Joyner, Benny Hinn, Todd Bentley, Bill Johnson and so many others all speak of regular visits of angels like Branham, some from childhood. In fact visions and visitations of angels in Benny Hinn�s life, far exceed anyone in the Bible, but they still do not compare to Branham. Her said he was visited regularly by an unnamed angel and then by 7 angels all at once (referring to Revelation 1, 6, 10). Benny Hinn is very explicit in his angelic visits taking place. �We are about to see the activity of angels on earth as we�ve never seen before.�� (��The Coming Angelic Visitation.�� Dec. 13, 1993, Trinity Broadcasting Network)  He has repeated this for years. Certain people yearn for supernatural experiences so this boosts an anticipation it can happen to them. Spirits, angels are more than willing to give them an experience than converse. The question we need to ask is, is it from God. Because both can be spiritual but only one contains truth and originates from God.

(409) Mystical New Age Thrills Enticing Children and 4 Ways to Help Them by Berit Kjos, 1/8/19
And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the Lord. (2 Chronicles 33:6) �Softening Up� For Occult Revival�Hermetic Magic & Hegel�s Dialectic Process Why would our country, so richly blessed by God, embrace the occult? What caused this drastic change in values? How could it have happened so seemingly fast?! Actually, the entire Western world had already been �softened up� by the 1960s when the rising rebellion against God erupted into public view. The century-old pursuit of social solidarity based on Georg Hegel�s occult philosophy and consensus process had been an effective tool for change.

(410) My interview about NAR with ex-New Ager Doreen Virtue by Spirit of Error, 1/20/19
Yesterday, I was interviewed about the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) by two ex-New Agers, Melissa Dougherty and Doreen Virtue. Doreen Virtue was a well-known New Age author before converting to Christianity two years ago. Now she has a ministry warning people about the dangers of New Age beliefs. She has a large following, including many New Agers and former New Agers. On her webcast, yesterday, we discussed NAR and how specific NAR practices, such as exercises designed to “activate�? the miraculous gift of prophecy, have more in common with New Age practices than the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit found in Scripture. We also discussed the major role Bethel Church in Redding, California, has played in promoting these New Age-type activation exercises. And we talked about the need for spiritual discernment, including the importance of having a full understanding of the Bible, not just a superficial understanding, and how to get that understanding. The webcast has already received over 3,000 views in less than 24 hours. Check out the webcast on YouTube.

(411) What Is Transformation? by Herescope, 3/9/19
First published August 15, 2005, a few months before the Herescope blog was set up, this article* was an overview of the transformation agenda that was coming into the evangelical church world like a flood. We've been writing on this topic ever since. In republishing this article today we've embedded quite a few hyperlinks to text. Clicking on these will direct you to our subsequent articles that expanded upon these themes.  We are sad to report that over the past 14 years church transformation has come full fruit before our very eyes, and we are now witnessing the inevitable compromises and sins that are imploding ministries. The church has left its first Love, and is now losing its ability to be salt and light in the world. Any calls for revival must take an honest assessment of the issues brought forth in this article and consider a whole-hearted repentance for these errors.(Revelation 2:4-5)

(412) Supernatural Junkies by Brian Timsah, 3/28/19
This post covers the real concern that so called Christianity has been overrun by what I will call, Supernatural Junkies. Similarly, like junkies on drugs, alcohol, or snack cakes, yet Supernatural Junkies (SJ) are addicted to anything that promises a spiritual experience or high. Many of these practices can only have the full effect by watching it for yourself. Please, make sure to watch each video so you know how to discern the truth from the lie. Otherwise, you won't fully comprehend these manifestations and false teachings.

(413) Slain in the Spirit—Is It a Biblical Practice? by Kevin Reeves, 4/19/19
But I have yet to know of anyone, myself included, who, because of being slain, experienced a changed life characterized by a love for the truth and a knowledge of God in agreement with the Scriptures. In my experience, the exact opposite has happened. When folks get touched with this kind of power, they routinely become almost unteachable, preferring the experience to the Word of God. I can’t relate how many times I’ve heard, “Well, maybe I can’t find it in the Scriptures, but it happened to me, so it’s real!” That’s a dangerous step to take. In my many years of involvement with the occult prior to salvation, I had numerous real encounters with the supernatural. Certainly they could not have originated with God, but I once believed some of them did, and to me that was all that mattered. My ears were closed to any protest from Christian friends. Such a stubborn mindset is a fertile seedbed for deception. From just such a people will spring up a world ruler who will lead many to everlasting destruction: For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (2 Thessalonians 2:7-10)

(414) Does Ephesians 4:11 Establish a Doctrine of “The Five-fold Ministry”? by David Kowalski, 6/11/19
Is the following verse enough for establishing a five-fold ministry doctrine (as suggested by proponents of the New Apostolic Reformation)? And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
– Source: Ephesians 4:11 NASB We should first note that a comparison of Paul’s listings of gifts and functionaries (types of gifted ministers) are not exhaustive but illustrative. Most commentators agree that Paul gives no clue here that he meant “these and no more.” The same reasoning that develops a five-fold ministry doctrine could develop an eight-fold ministry doctrine from 1 Corinthians 12:28.
(415) Building a Foundation on Sand: The Modern Day Apostles and Prophets Movement by G. Richard Fisher, 7/20/19
What follows is manipulation, exploitation, and falsehood. It turns out that there is no ‘‘kingdom now’’ except the earthly kingdom financed for the new prophets. The money does not go to perpetuate the Gospel, but to perpetuate the status and the illusory message of ‘‘heaven on earth.’’ The Church needs to wake up, stand up, speak up, and not be cowed. Our great ‘‘Deliverer’’ will come out of ‘‘Zion’’ (Romans 11:26), not out of the new breed.
(416) Kingdom Now or Later, man's plan or God's? (DVD) by Mike Oppenheimer, 7/22/19
What was once believed that Israel was the focus of the end times and there is a rapture and tribulation is being replaced by a newer end times view of prophesy. Kingdom now, Dominionism. Specifically that the church is to disciple nations to rule over them before Christ returns. Christ is to return AFTER the Church establishes the kingdom of God on earth. The type of spiritual warfare was to find the strongman over cities and nations and pull it down. This now intersects with a more practical approach by the new apostolic movement. We are to exercise dominion over every aspect of society by taking control of these political and cultural institutions to build a Christian civilization. This new revelation, called the 7 mountain mandate began with Loren Cunningham founder of YWAM, along with Bill Bright who headed up campus crusade for Christ. Peter Wagner incorporated it in the new apostolic reform that he began and now it has gone mainstream. Dominionism wants our nation along with all nations to be governed by the church.  It is a distorted view using the example of Israel as a theocracy. Who are the people involved in this? How are they going make this happen?
(417) Downplaying the Devil in NAR by Holly Pivec, 8/1/19
In a recent article published by the Gospel Coalition in Australia, pastor Stephen Tan, of Regeneration Church in Melbourne, shares his concerns about an upcoming conference called Awakening Australia, and especially about the teachings of the conference’s headline speaker: Bill Johnson, the leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California. I agree with several things Tan writes, and with one thing in particular. He writes: “Johnson encourages Christians to stop focusing on ‘our need to protect ourselves from deception’ and instead ‘our hunger for Him must be seen in our lustful pursuit of spiritual gifts.'” Tan is right to draw attention to Johnson’s downplaying of discernment. But Bill Johnson isn’t the only one to do so.  The idea that Christians should stop worrying about being deceived — and enthusiastically embrace all manifestations of the miraculous — is common in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). It’s so common that NAR leaders have developed a catch phrase they often tell their followers: “You should trust God’s ability to protect you from being deceived more than you trust Satan’s ability to deceive you.”  And they sometimes tell people, if they just pray and ask God to protect them from being deceived, they don’t have to worry about Satan. They can then embrace all supernatural experiences with gusto. Here are some examples of this teaching by three influential NAR leaders.
(418) Dangerous Apostasy in the Church (Video) by Michael Nissim, 8/23/19
RSE Radio expose' of the NAR.

(419)  Moriel Israel Update by Elon and Hadas Morch, 9/23/19

The Basic Premise: From the very beginning, the dominionist aspect of the “apostolic-prophetic” movement, or NAR, was openly admitted by its primary architect Peter Wagner (who actually coined the term “New Apostolic Reformation” when he was looking for a term to describe his new movement): ‘Our theological bedrock is what has been known as DOMINION THEOLOGY. . . our divine mandate is TO DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY, by the power of the Holy Spirit, TO RETAKE THE DOMINION of God's creation which Adam forfeited to Satan in the Garden of Eden. It is nothing less than seeing God's kingdom coming and His will being done here on earth as it is in heaven. This includes the need TO GOVERN apolitically, as well as to embrace spiritual warfare techniques that neutralize the control of our adversary within the functional and TERRITORIAL SPHERES OF AUTHORITY to which we have been assigned. To do this, we know that we must be in communion, we must receive revelation, and we must apostolically and prophetically proclaim that revelation.“

(420) The fire they bring is NOT of God by Mike Oppenheimer, 9/25/19
The Neo Pentecostal signs and wonders teachers have brought division to the churches by their teaching of fire. It has now reached its Zenith. This has got to stop -- this fire baptism they claim is from heaven (from the fallen cherub) will burn up all of what’s left in the church that is accurate.  There is nothing like this in Scripture unless you distort its meaning, which Rodney Browne and Benny Hinn have done from the beginning.  Let’s examine the Scripture in context to see if what these men are saying about a separate fire baptism is true.

(421) Is it too late to save this church from NAR? by Holly Pivec, 9/25/19
In just five days, on Sunday, September 29, the members of Christian Life Center in Santa Cruz, California, will cast a vote determining the fate of their lead pastor and the future of their church. At stake is whether this Assemblies of God church will abandon its historic Pentecostal teachings and become swept up in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) or not. More specifically, will it begin to follow the controversial teachings of the apostle Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, California, and other “apostles” in NAR? This fast-growing and divisive movement has already taken over many churches across the nation and throughout the world. The members of Christian Life Center will soon decide whether their church will be among the casualties. The ballot will ask for a vote of “confidence” or “no confidence” in the church’s lead pastor, Jeremy Anderson, who has brought in many of the teachings of Bill Johnson and NAR.
(422) Transformation Complete: Non-Catholic Christians Took Paradigm Shift by Jackie Alnor, 11/5/19
The next step for the spirit of antichrist is to solidify his hold on the New Babylonian Church of Mother Earth and after the Restrainer is removed, jump on the back of that scarlet-colored beast, uniting “Church and State.” It’s not like we weren’t warned. Author Dave Hunt saw the warning signs and wrote his book, The Seduction of Christianity, in 1985. Many Christians were awakened to the workings of the devil after reading it and were inoculated against deception. But the backlash of professing Christian leaders was unprecedented. Entire books and anthologies were published to refute Seduction. But history has proven him out. Those who wouldn’t listen are now the ones fully initiated into Mystery Babylon.

Updated! (423) Engle’s angle (Series) by Mike Oppenheimer, 12/30/19
Lou Engle is Charismatic leader of Christianity in the US, he is called a revivalist and is even a visionary by some. He has been under the apostolic leadership of Che Ahn’s Harvest International Ministry (HIM) and the new apostolic movement. This is where we begin in understanding Engle’s angle. “Lou Engle is an HIM Apostle and HIM member since its founding. For more than three decades, Lou’s passion has been to call believers into radical consecration through prayer, fasting, and acts of justice. Lou has been involved in church planting, contending for the global harvest, establishing prayer movements and strategic houses of prayer. He is the founder of the pro-life ministry Bound 4 Life and has inspired other justice movements. HIM is excited to help Apostle Lou Engle see the dreams of the Lord fulfilled through his ministry and HIM’s financial contribution. Engle calls Che Ahn his pastor, and is really the leader of The Call. In case you do not know who Che Ahn is, one only needs to look at the Toronto Blessing to see his past participation, “ I went to Toronto, I received impartation.” Ahn says “The 1994 revival in Toronto restored the office of the apostle with the birth of many apostolic networks” (Che Ahn ‘When Heaven Comes Down” 2009. The foreword is written by Rolland & Heidi Baker who were also involved in Toronto and associated with the NAR.) A Prayer Event in Dallas, "Miracle services" 2005, organized by Cindy Jacobs 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting at the campus of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas had Ché Ahn, as a Keynote speaker. Including Morris Cerullo, John Kilpatrick, Guillermo Maldonado, Dutch Sheets, Steve Hill and Mahesh Chavda. Read Part 1 - Engle's Angle, Part 2 - Engles Angle, Part 3 - Fasting and Praying, Part 4 - Engle's Angle: The mantle will fall - The Send and those involved what they are teaching,
Part 5 - The Shift -- from thecall to the Send -YWAM’s involvement, Part 6 - The mantle will fall- The Send and those involved. What are they are teaching

(424) Israel NAR Leaders And Their Friends by NARWarch Israel, 1/7/20
Seeing the ecumenical and inter-faith direction that Tikkun and its false apostles and  their followers are going; -should bible-faithful believers then, have anything to do with Tikkun, its apostles, adherents and associates? The biblical answer is a clear and resounding NO! Associating with them, offering them Christian fellowship, helping acknowledging or endorsing them, their ministries or followers or associates, makes us partakers with them in their evil deeds (2Jn. 7-11). In short it is grievous sin and should be avoided.

(425) God Needs Permission-Dominion Theology (Video) by NARWatch Israel, 2/15/20
Dominion Theology is an integral part of NAR - the New Apostolic Reformation. This video shows one of its aspects and reveals how Tikkun Ministries, currently headed by "Apostle" Asher Intrater, is teaching this false doctrine to its followers.

(426) NAR interview with Doug Geivett at South African Theological Seminary by Holly Pivec, 2/21/20
The New Apostolic Reformation is exploding. This dangerous movement is experiencing staggering growth, especially in the Global South (that is, Africa, Asia, and Latin America). To equip South Africans to respond to the influx of NAR teaching in their churches, South African Theological Seminary interviewed my co-author, Biola University professor Doug Geivett, during his recent trip to that country. Watch the interview to learn about the harmful impact the NAR is having in South Africa. While the interview was conducted in South Africa, the points he discussed are relevant wherever NAR has a platform. Topics addressed include the dangers of emotionalism, unsound teachings about miraculous gifts, the wrongheaded Seven Mountain Mandate, unbiblical methods for seeking divine guidance, and the global influence of Bethel Church in Redding, California (and Bethel Music).

(427) The apostle Che Ahn, another Latter Rain promoter form the Vineyard by Mike Oppenheimer, 3/25/20
After previously being part of the Vineyard Movement, formerly pastor of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Greater Pasadena the Lord apparently spoke a word to Mr. Ahn through Cindy Jacobs in 1995 that he was to "father" a new movement—a "network of networks" to train and raise up spiritual children who would reach every continent. He founded Harvest International Ministries from that prophetic word. Che Ahn is the International Chancellor of Wagner Leadership Institute. With a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He travels the world declaring God's Word, releasing His healing power and leading many to know Jesus. He has written more than a dozen successful book s. Ahn was also president of the board of directors for Lou Engle's The Call. He is one of the main mover's and shaker's in the New Apostolic and has been for many years. His affiliations, associations are the some of the more famous promoters of the Latter Rain teachings.

(428) Kingdom Dominion Theology by Dave Hunt and T.A. McMahon, 4/7/20
One hears a great deal about Christ returning only when the church is a unified, vibrant, forceful, spotless, wrinkle-free bride, etc. There is no scripture to support such teaching. Nor is it logical that Christians who happen to be alive when Christ returns will have to attain perfection in order to join (at that heavenly marriage to the Lamb) millions of Christians from past ages who attained to no such perfection at all. The only righteousness that any of us have is that of Christ himself. Our works qualify us for rewards but not for heaven. “Absent from the body…present with the Lord” (2 Corinthians:5:8) is as true of carnal Christians when they die as it is for the most victorious. Christians from all ages “must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ” (2 Corinthians:5:10), and when our works have been tried with fire (1 Corinthians:3:13-15), and in shame we have confessed our sins and failures (1 John:1:9) and He has wiped “all tears from [our] eyes” (Revelation:21:4), then, and not until then, will His bride (the true church) appear without spot or wrinkle, united before her Father’s throne in heaven and ready to join in that great feast above!

(429) Warning about “The Bible Project” by The Word like Fire, 4/29/20
“Hell–or evil or sin, the various names it’s called in the Bible–is something that humans have created.” — Tim Mackie, creator of The Bible Project (9:35 in video) Huh? This morning we discovered the The Bible Project. We  watched the teaching about the prophet Ezekiel. It was so well done, so clear in its graphics and explanation, that we were bowled over. So bowled over that the link was sent out to others. We were pretty excited. But after doing some research,  we realized The Bible Project should not be recommended–rather should people be warned. Mackie’s claim (given on his podcast) that “humans have created” hell is not the worst of it.

The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is one of the fastest growing and insidious movements in the visible church. One of the ways to identify leaders and their followers (NARites) in this movement, is by paying attention to the terminology or buzzwords they use. Some of the words in this list are biblical, but the meaning and application are far removed from what scripture actually teaches (biblical terminology to gives credence to their aberrant doctrines) Certain words used in the NAR appear to be sci-fi or computer buzzwords, and their applications originate in the minds of the false apostles and prophets that drive this movement. The words listed are not exclusive to the NAR, but occur in some Charismatic, Word of Faith and other movements.

(431) Bethesda NW leader: Jesus says God could be a woman… by The Word like Fire, 5/11/20
On Mother’s Day in 2019, Bethesda NW, a church closely aligned with Bill Johnson’s Bethel Redding, decided to worship the Mother Goddess instead of God the Father. It was painful proof of the widespread and seductive theology in William Paul Young’s book, The Shack. What was the Bethesda NW service like one year later on Mother’s Day 2020? Had Bethesda NW leaders searched the Scriptures and corrected their theology? Unfortunately, in the sermon, leaders Ben and Tisha Straup  pretty much doubled down. Tisha Straup: So, God is not male. He’s male and female.

(432) The Passion Translation author: “We are the Reincarnation of Jesus Christ” by The Word like Fire, 5/30/20
“We are the Word made flesh again. We are the Reincarnation of Jesus Christ.” “Christ is no longer a man. He’s a people. You and I carry like Mary. We will bring forth the Christ. The Second Coming is the Becoming of the Lord.” “As Christ comes forth and emerges on the earth in a corporate expression, there will be a people who become the feet. The beautiful feet. … They will be untouched by sin, darkness, even death.” “Stop being in love with your tradition, opinion and understanding of the Bible that’s so shallow, and so, like, feeble, and we barely make it in our lives because we don’t have that rich treasure yet.” From the teaching of Brian Simmons, author of The Passion Translation (on Youtube): Brian Simmons claims Christ came to him and gave him the task of issuing forth The Passion Translation. Simmons is a New Apostolic Reformation leader, and The Passion Translation serves many as an NAR “Bible.”

(433) Apostles of the Apostasy by Mike Oppenheimer, 6/8/20
This is a subject we need to settle or we will be caught in the net of influence that is strengthening to capture the church by leaders of the apostolic movement, the New ‘Reformation.’ Millions of people in churches are now connected to this movement started in the late 90’s under Peter Wagner, and there are other types independent of his.