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!’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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
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.
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!
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."
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).
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.
With the resurgence of the old religion of Hawaii and
the continual invocation of Pelé and other "deities" for years in
the secular culture and even in churches with regards to worshipping 'Io,
is it any wonder that those beings are beginning to manifest again?
In a story called "Night
Marchers" on the Kawaihae site and in a YouTube
video on the same subject, eyewitnesses claim all kinds of sightings
that they think are the warriors, ancestors and demi-gods of Hawaii coming
back. Interestingly the
first book the Hawaiian Heritage site recommends in its "Suggested
Reading" list is "Perpetuated
in Righteousness" by Daniel Kikawa that we reviewed in our book "Idolatry
In Their Hearts" by Sandy Simpson and Mike Oppenheimer. Since Kikawa
claims that 'Io is the True God and one that the Hawaiians worshipped in
secret, we have to wonder if Kikawa also thinks 'Io is showing up in these
night marches? Since YWAM, Aloha Ke Akua and Hilo New Hope participated
in worshipping 'Io at the "edge of Hale-ma'uma'u Crater" it sounds like
they have all been inviting the old "gods" to return to Hawaii.
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
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
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"?
Updated! 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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2 (1) The Fingerprints Of God? - Mike Oppenheimer (2) 11 Reasons To Reject This Movement, Part 2 - Sandy
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3 (1) The New Indigenous "Christian" Religion - Sandy
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4 (1) "Monotheism" In Ancient Cultures - Sandy Simpson (2) The History Of The Knowledge Of God - Sandy Simpson "Christians" Who Try To Poke Holes In Sola
Scriptura by Sandy Simpson
There are a number of the leadership of the Emerging
Church (EC) who do not believe that the Bible is the highest authority
for the Christian faith. Most do not believe that the Bible is inerrant
in the original manuscripts and many do not acknowledge that the Bible
is our highest revelation. Yet this is a core doctrine over which
true believers and false brethren must separate. Those who try to poke
holes in Sola Scriptura make excuses like (1) we need to reinterpret the
Bible through the lens of postmodern culture and religion (2) the Bible
never uses the words "Sola Scriptura" therefore it is not a Biblical concept
(3) there is new revelation for the church through the Holy Spirit apart
from what is written and the precepts of the Bible and (4) the Bible just
doesn't address our postmodern situation therefore we cannot rely on it
for the truth and answers for our problems today. I will prove that
all the above arguments, and more, from EC leaders and others is exactly
what they are teaching. I will give you quotes from their teachings,
videos and books. The postmodern church and its "movements" are abandoning
Sola Scriptura in their rush to be like the Roman Catholic Church, which
takes its authority from a mix of Scripture and tradition.
"As a result the Church, to whom the transmission and
interpretation of Revelation is entrusted, "does not derive her certainty
about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. Both Scripture
and Tradition must be accepted and honored with EQUAL sentiments of devotion
and reverence." (Roman Catholic Catechism, Given October 11, 1992, the
thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council,
in the fourteenth year of my Pontificate. Page 31).
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Updated DVD! The Question Of Dominion by Sandy Simpson
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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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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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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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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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 including "Good English Bible Translations" by Sandy Simpson
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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A TALE OF TWO KINGDOMS Kingdom Now or Kingdom Come? by Sandy Simpson
There are two kingdoms being taught in many churches today.
Teaching about one of the kingdoms is on the decline while the other is
being promoted all over the place. I am warning Christians that they
need to check out who is using the word "kingdom", the books they have
been reading and recommend on building "the kingdom", the people they have
been hanging out with at conferences, and what they mean by "the kingdom".
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BIBLES STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT by Sandy Simpson
Bible studies in Galatians, Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians,
1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Jude with a focus on applying timeless discernment
priciples to our modern times.
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BIBLES STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT Companion CD! by Sandy Simpson Contains the PDF text to the book BIBLE STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT
plus extra studies by Sandy & Juanita Simpson covering many issues
of apologetics and discernment.
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A Whole Lot Of Wishful Thinking These Days! by Sandy Simpson
In this DVD series I want to detail a number of beliefs
people have these days that have no basis in Scripture. I am going
to roam all over the map, so to speak, and try to give fairly short answers
on a number of topics and also give you useful links to articles that will
help you deal with any particular issue. It is truly amazing how
many false ideas people cling to without giving a thought to what the Bible
has to say on the subject.
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Signs Of Apostasy In The Churches In The
End Times by Sandy Simpson
There are many signs of the great Apostasy, or falling
away (2 Thes. 2:3) indicating we are living in the end times (Mt. 24: 3-14)
I am going to go through some indications of the Apostasy in the churches
as a follow up to the signs of the times in the world.
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The Responsibilities of a Good Shepherd by Sandy Simpson This CD is a message based on this
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
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Gilley, Ray Yungen, Joanna Michaelson, Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson.
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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on this 2-part DVD series!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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".
DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT Demolish Arguments! by Sandy Simpson
Want to be able to see your way through to clear biblical
discernment? Want a set of tools that will allow you to disciple your loved
ones so they will stand firm in the Faith? Want to sort out many of the
false arguments and teachings that have invaded the churches? Then
TOOLKIT book is for you!
DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT 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!
THE EMPTY PULPIT Highly Recommended! by Mike Oppenheimer What is Christianity? What significance does the cross
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NEW! Attack Of The Enemy On The
Churches by Sandy Simpson
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.
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
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.
The current fad of interfaith solidarity and unity
is simply a thin guise of inclusivism, Universalism and pluralism.
Universalism is defined by Dictionary.com as: The doctrine
that emphasizes the universal fatherhood of God and the final salvation
of all souls. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/universalism) 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. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universalism)
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, http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pluralism)
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,
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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Chat with Ray Yungen and Mike Oppenheimer posted by nazarenepsalm113
on July 22, 2009 - A chat we filmed back when we originally filmed our
Concerned Nazarenes DVD. This is the first time this has been seen publically.
Mike and Ray chat about contemplative prayer, its roots as well as the
new age and the new spirituality as well as some bits about Rick Warren
and Saddleback. Listen! New
YouTube: Ray Yungen on the Emerging Church & Interspirituality
at Lighthouse Trails, 7/23/09 - The following is a 10-minute YouTube
preview of Ray Yungen's DVD from the New
Face of Mystical Spirituality series. Listen! 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. Listen! 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,
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. 5/17/15 - Questions
on the New Age (Video) by Ray Yungen, 5/17/15
A five part serious answering questions about New Age spirituality
and its effect on the world and the churches. View Part
1, Part 2,
3, Part 4
and Part 5.
6/26/15 - Perilous
Times and the True Purpose and Dangers of Yoga (MP3) by Chris Lawson,
7/15/15 - Chrislam
Exposed: The Seductive Lie of a Common God Between Christianity and Islam
(CD) at Crosstalk, Host : Gordon Morris Guest: Sharam Hadian,
Shahram Hadian was born in Iran to a Muslim family. When he was
7 years old, his family came to America to escape an oppressive Islamic
regime. He eventually experienced a transformational life change when he
committed his life to Jesus Christ. This not only changed his destiny for
eternity, it also changed his situation with his family and Islamic culture
as he immediately began to face persecution and disapproval from his family
and from the Islamic community. He is now considered to be an apostate
and according to the dictates of the Qur’an, deserves to be killed with
no repercussions to those who might do so. Shahram is now dedicated to
reaching out and speaking out to let people know about the deception of
Islam, its true goal that many are not aware of and the threat of Shariah
which is the heart of Islam. He spoke about these things at the VCY America
rally that took place in September. In the first of this two-part series
dealing with Islam and how it's affecting Christianity, Shahram began by
noting there is no political correctness in the Bible, so as churches preach
truth and love, they need to define terms such as tolerance and love. This
involves discussing the truth about whether or not Christians and Muslims
worship the same God. This brings up a number of questions that Shahram's
presentation tackles: --Is the God of the Bible the same as the Allah of
Islam? --Can you be both a Christian and a Muslim at the same time? --Should
Christians be reaching out to Muslims seeking spiritual reconciliation?
--Should Christians and Muslims be holding joint services? --Are the Bible
and the Qur’an equal? --Should we merge both religions into one called
“Chrislam”? According to Shahram, Islam denies that Jesus is God, that
he's the Son of God and that he's come in the flesh. This is the message
of an antichrist spirit. Spreading this message is not only what Islam
does, it's what Islam was born to do and if anyone says anything different,
they are either ignorant of the ideology of Islam or they're lying.
Shahram also refutes the following points that are foundational to “Chrislam.”
--There's a common word among Christians and Muslims. --Muslims have a
common love of God and neighbor with Christians. Order Part
1 & Part
7/29/15 - Video:
Ray Yungen on the Emerging Church & Interspirituality – Committing
Spiritual Adultery at Lighthouse Trails, 7/29/15
This is our recommended book list for issues
of deception in the Church. For a recommended book list not strictly
limited to deception in the Church, go to this
page. Some other good book suggestions come from a four part
series that is a list of Pastor Gary Gilley's favorite books. Read
3 & Part
5/17/15 - Truth
or Consequences (Booklet) by Warren B. Smith, 5/17/15
Truth or consequences. The stakes are high, but one thing is for
sure: Truth prevails in the end because Jesus Christ is the way, the truth,
and the life (John 14:6) and His truth endures forever (Psalm 117:1-2).
May we pray that His truth will shine forth in our lives and that many
will be turned to righteousness (Matthew 5:16; Daniel 12:3). And when it
is all said and done, let us be able to say that we have “chosen the way
of truth” (Psalm 119:30), that we have “walked” in God’s truth (Psalm 26:3),
and that we have always “rejoiced” in God’s truth (1Corinthians 13:6). 6/5/15 - How
to Prepare for Hard Times and Persecution (Book) by Maria Kneas,
Official government documents say that evangelical Christians are
potential terrorists, and some Christian groups are even called hate groups.
Christian doctors and nurses are being forced to perform abortions, and
a Christian baker has been threatened with prison for not baking a wedding
cake for a homosexual couple. Christians in Colorado, New York, and Kentucky
are being forced to go through “sensitivity training” in order to “rehabilitate”
from their religious beliefs and resulting moral convictions. When Communists
did such things to American soldiers, we called it brainwashing. American
Christians are in the early stages of persecution, and it is increasing.
Unfortunately, many will be blindsided by it because few pastors and church
leaders are warning about it or preparing believers for it. 6/22/15 - Be
Still and Know That You are Not God!—God is Not “in” Everyone and Everything
(Booklet) by Warren B. Smith, 6/22/15
7/30/15 - Biblical
Guide to the Shemitah and the Blood Moons by David James, 7/30/15
Read This First! - Catholic
Doctrines From The RCC Catechism - Take a look at what the RCC
Catechism endorsed by the Pope teaches on a number of subjects, proving
the RCC is apostate and heretical. Also read Catholic
Doctrines Comparison Chart - A helpful (.pdf) comparison chart
of some false teachings of Catholicism and a historical timeline as to
when they started. 6/18/15 -Roman
Catholicism today: Semper Idem Always the Same? (DVD) by Mike Oppenheimer,
This is an important DVD on what is now taking place in ecumenism.
What are the official teachings of the Roman Catholic church, what do they
believe and practice? Scripture and tradition, Salvation, sacramentalism,
Mariology, Mary devotion, the Eucharist, are discussed from the Bibles
perspective. We look at the interfaith movement started by the Pope's and
the new ecumenical revival that the Pope Francis has brought to Charismatics
and Pentecostals through compromised teachers like Kenneth Copeland, James
Robison, Rick Warren, Joel Osteen and Beth Moore are active participants
in this ecumenical endeavor. Commentary is made on the recent Pope's emissary
to evangelical Charismatics who have purposely ignored what they once knew
as false teachers mislead them into acceptance of this religious system.
We look at the message Video delivered by the Pope to word faith adherents..
This DVD has Catholic testimonies and explanations heard on the Eucharist,
some shocking clips about what Roman Catholics believe, i.e. on the Eucharist
(they believe is the hope of the world) and how it will save people in
their new evangelization. . What evangelicals endorse their new evangelization.
Catholics are on a mission to gain the church’s trust and accept them as
fellow Christians, or, to join back to the church that they call the mistress
of them all. Can it be proven that they are a church that promotes a false
Christianity. Can one find salvation and the true gospel in the message
of their church? A good video to sit down and watch with your Catholic
friends and family to ask and answer questions. This is all covered in
the 2 DVD set that is about 2 hours long. 7/5/15 - Rick
Warren Will Speak At Papal Mass In Philadelphia by Marsha West,
7/27/15 - Letter
to the Editor: My Former Teacher, Scott Hahn—A Convert and Prominent “Evangelist”
of the Catholic Church at Lighthouse Trails, 7/27/15
The person being discussed in this Letter to the Editor – Scott
Hahn – is a convert from Protestantism to Catholicism, and today, he is
one of the most prominent and outspoken Catholic “evangelists” on the scene,
working to convert Protestants and evangelical Christians to Roman Catholicism.
Roger Oakland discusses Hahn in his book "Another Jesus: the eucharistic
christ and the new evangelization."
Ten Years and Counting. . . by Herescope, 6/14/15
An audio file has just been posted online of a talk given over 10
years ago at a Discernment Ministries conference. The presentation was
by Discernment Research Group member Sarah H. Leslie, and it was an early
refutation of the Purpose-Driven church covenant model being widely disseminated
by Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California. 7/5/15 - Rick
Warren Will Speak At Papal Mass In Philadelphia by Marsha West,
Southern Baptist pastor Rick Warren will be a part of the ecumenical
and interfaith gathering this September where Pope Francis himself is expected
to appear. In the Catholic Herald piece we learn that the most important
thing that can happen at the week long congress is conversion so that “families
can become a force of change for good.” Obviously the conversion they’re
referring to is placing their faith in Roman Catholicism. So it’s doubtful
that the purveyor of pragmatism, Rick Warren, will share the true gospel
of Jesus Christ during his speech, as that would certainly be viewed as
divisive. But we shall see. The Catholic Herald’s report begins: More than
1.5 million people are expected for the Mass with Pope Francis in Philadelphia
this September, said organisers of the next World Meeting of Families.
A high-level delegation from Philadelphia, led by Archbishop Charles J
Chaput, was in Rome as of Monday to meet Vatican officials, review some
of the planning and promote the week-long congress.
6/4/15 - Pope
Francis says it's the devil who divides Protestants and Catholics
at Understand The Times, 6/4/15
Pope Francis has described the division between the different denominations
of the Church as the work of the devil. "Division is the work of the Father
of Lies, the Father of Discord, who does everything possible to keep us
divided," he said in a video message a 'Celebration of Christian Unity'
event organised by the John 17 Movement in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday.
The movement is named after the biblical passage in which Jesus prays for
his disciples "that they may be one as we are one". 7/20/15 - Letter
to the Editor: Brian McLaren, Jim Wallis, Marianne Williamson Speaking
at “Parliament of the World Religions” at Lighthouse Trails, 7/20/15
Dear Lighthouse Trails: I wanted to alert you of the 2015 PARLIAMENT
of the World Religions, taking place Oct.15-19 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
For the first time in more than 20 years, they are holding this conference
in the U.S. The last time it was held in the U.S. was 1993 in Chicago.
(Previous Parliaments were held: 2009 in Australia, 2004 in Spain, 1999
in South Africa, 1993 in Chicago, 1893 in Chicago). Of note is that this
2015 PARLIAMENT of the World Religions is being held in Salt Lake City,
Utah, the Mormon capital of the world! Here is the website: http://www.parliamentofreligions.org/index.cfm?n=35&sn=14
Notable speakers include those you have warned your readers about in the
past: 1) Marianne Williamson (New Age Leader and Rick Warren supporter)
See link: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?s=marianne+williamson&search=Search
2) Brian McLaren (Emergent/Contemplative/Universalist Author & Speaker,
CANA Initiative founder) See link: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?s=brian+mclaren&search=Search
3) Jim Wallis (Sojourners founder, “social-justice gospel” advocate, “Christian
Palestianism”/anti-Israel advocate) See link: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?s=jim+wallis&search=Search
Other notable speakers include: -The 14th Dalai Lama (Current head of Tibetan
Buddhism, 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner) -Swami Suhitananda (Indian Guru)
-Tariq Ramadan–founder of the European Muslim Network, advisor to the European
Union -Michael Bernard Beckwith–“New Thought” (or New Spirituality) Leader
and founder of Agape International Spiritual Center -A Lakota nation tribal
leader (Native-American) -a Mormon author -a U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for
International Religious Freedom Satan is putting together this ONE WORLD
RELIGION through unbiblical “interreligious” conferences like this one.
Marianne Williamson, Brian McLaren and Jim Wallis are part of this false
ecumenical “ONE” global movement. Truth and error are no longer being discussed.
It’s all about dialogue and “interconnecting” in relational “ONE-ness.”
This global conference, being held in the U.S. after more than 20 years,
is an example of these sobering days we are living in…In Christ, CONCERNED
6/1/15 - A
Fortress of Solitude … Entering the SILENCE by Mike Oppenheimer,
Jim Burns is President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the
HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. His radio
broadcast is heard on over 800 stations a day (including Calvary chapels
KLHT in Hawaii) and heard around the world via podcast at HomeWord.com
So when I heard Burns interview with Ruth Haley Barton giving her such
a great review I was very concerned. Read Part
1 - A Fortress of Solitude … Entering the SILENCE & Part
2 - Man's Wisdom or God's.
6/22/15 - Be
Still and Know That You are Not God!—God is Not “in” Everyone and Everything
(Booklet) by Warren B. Smith, 6/22/15
Our Spiritual Adversary would have everyone believe that we are
all “one” because God is “in” everyone and everything. Using every promotional
means possible—including a creative and ingenious perversion of quantum
physics—he is attempting to convince the world and the church that while
Jesus was Christ, so is everyone. And while Jesus was God, so is everyone
else. To underscore this heretical New Age doctrine of God and Christ “in”
everyone, he would have us further believe that nothing of any significance
happened on the Cross of Calvary. However, the Bible makes it very clear
that something extremely wonderful and overwhelmingly significant did happen
on the Cross of Calvary. For it was on that Cross that Jesus Christ died
to save the world as He defeated sin (1 John 2:2), death (2 Timothy 1:10),
and the Devil himself (Hebrews 2:14). As the one and only Christ, He is
our Rock (1 Corinthians 10:1-4), He is our Foundation (1 Corinthians 3:11),
and in every sense of the word He is the Saviour of the world (1 John 4:14). 6/26/15 - Perilous
Times and the True Purpose and Dangers of Yoga (MP3) by Chris Lawson,
This past Friday I visited one of the wealthiest churches in Newport
Beach, California. With full permission from the "Holy Yoga" instructor,
I sat quietly in the back of the church Yoga Class. I simply attended the
class as an observer and I quietly wrote down some notes. I was as
transparent and kind and respectful as possible when I arrived early and
I personally asked the instructor for permission to observe the class.
Permission was granted. I then sat as silently as is humanly possible as
an observer, sitting near the back of the yoga class. After about 15 minutes
I was told to leave. Why was I told to leave? I was told to leave because
I was "making people feel uncomfortable." Uncomfortable? Yes, "uncomfortable."
For taking notes on "Holy Yoga", and as a Christian and former attendee
of this church? Again, I simply went to observe the "Holy Yoga" class.
Even the church website invites us to this class - "All generations and
levels of experience are welcome!" As I sat and observed the blending of
Yoga with Christianity, and was then asked to leave the Holy Yoga class,
my concerns for the spiritual safety of the attendees was thoroughly validated
- again! (Perhaps more details on this later!) \ 7/9/15 - Christian
Colleges Falling Deeper into Apostasy As They Cave in to Supreme Court
Ruling by Lighthouse Trails, 7/9/15
Quick to jump on the band wagon for accepting the homosexual lifestyle
is Baylor University, (the largest Baptist university in the world). According
to a July 8th 2015 Time magazine article titled “This University Has Dropped
Its Ban on ‘Homosexual Acts,’” Baylor “dropped a prohibition on ‘homosexual
acts’ from its sexual conduct policy”this past May. But Baylor is not the
only one. A Christianity Today article, dated July 8th 2015, titled “Hope
College and Belmont to Offer Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses” explains how
Belmont University (in TN) and Hope College (MI) are “extending benefits
to same-sex spouses of employees after last month’s Supreme Court ruling
that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.” By the way, you can be sure
Christianity Today isn’t too upset about these changes—they’ve been promoting
the emerging church and contemplative spirituality for a long time. Wheaton
College has already headed down this path showing acceptance of the homosexual
lifestyle, and many others will follow suit. And remember, those colleges
are training the next generation of pastors and church leaders so the affects
will undoubtedly be remarkable. It appears it is too late to stop the tide
of what is happening to Christian colleges. But at Lighthouse Trails, we
will continue to send out a warning to parents and grandparents to keep
their kids out of these schools and try to find ones that are in a fast-diminishing
group of biblically based colleges. At the very least, we hope parents
and grandparents will make sure their college-age kids and grandkids are
well equipped to live in a world that rejects Christ and in a church that
ignores spiritual deception. 7/12/15 - Letter
to the Editor: Looking for Good Bible Based Children’s Curriculum
by Lighthouse Trails, 7/12/15
To Lighthouse Trails: I am coordinator of my church’s children &
youth ministries, and I am looking for solid, Bible-based children’s and
youth curriculum. I would appreciate any suggestions you may have.
I am so skeptical of much of the curriculum out there now especially with
so much of the emergent ideas creeping in. Thank you for any input you
can offer. Our Comment: The publishers on the following list are Christian
publishers that have been publishing contemplative and emergent materials
for several years: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/publishers.htm.This
list includes Zondervan, NavPress, Thomas Nelson (and Tommie Nelson), and
InterVarsity. Baker Books and Multnomah publishers are also on the list
as they too now publish that type of material. If curriculum is used from
any of the publishers in this list, there will most likely be threads of
contemplative/emergent ideas woven throughout much of their material. The
list of publishers on this page – http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/publishersgood.htm
– do not publish contemplative, emergent material to our knowledge. However,
many of them are smaller publishers and may not have study curriculum.
We do mention Harvest House and Barbour publishing on this list; however
we include them with a cautionary note. Sadly, we removed Moody Publishers
from this list some time ago. As with all things, use discernment and weigh
all things against Scripture. As Christians, we must “Test all things”
and “Try the spirits” through the screen of Scripture (1 Thessalonians
5:21; 1 John 4:1). 7/17/15 - In
Case You Still Aren’t Sure About The Shack and Its Author . . .
by Lighthouse Trails, 7/17/15
In case you still aren’t sure about William Paul Young and his book
The Shack—in case you still have some doubts as to whether Young is really
of a New Age/New Spirituality persuasion—in case after reading articles
at Lighthouse Trails revealing Young’s anti-biblical views on atonement
and the Cross—and in case after reading Warren B. Smith’s booklet The Shack
and Its New Age Leaven that documents Young’s affinity with New Age thinking,
then perhaps his recently posted “Twenty Books Everyone Should Read” list
on Young’s blog will convince you that The Shack or any of Young’s writings
should not be sitting on the shelves of Christian bookstores and North
American pastors’ offices and should never have become a New York Times
best-seller having found itself there through primarily Christian readers
(not to mention the big plug it received from endorsements by Eugene Peterson
[The Message] and Calvary Chapel speaker Gayle Erwin. You can see the entire
list of Young’s recommended books by clicking
here. Below we are giving you a partial list of the authors whom William
P. Young recommends. After looking at this list, you decide for yourself. 7/22/15 - Would
Jesus Magnify His Presence Above the Word of God? by Warren B.
In Jesus Calling, “Jesus” promotes the experience of his presence
above God’s Word. Psalm 138:2 tells us: "I will worship toward thy holy
temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for
thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name." Because God has
magnified His Word above His name, this lets us know we will never experience
His presence in any way that is not totally consistent with the truth of
His Word. Thus, we can know that any presence that comes calling and claims
the name of “Jesus” as its own but does not line up in every way with God’s
Word is not the presence of God. God will never put His name or experiencing
His presence above His Word. 7/23/15 - The
New Age Then and Now - Acts 19 (Audio) by Chris Lawson, 7/23/15
We live in a world that is hostile to the biblical Jesus Christ
of Nazareth. So too, many of us have experienced growing hostility from
non-Christians and from apostate Christian churches that have become theologically
offensive to Jesus Christ. This audio message considers various topics
in the Christian missions life, cross-cultural work, spiritual warfare,
and the biblical injunction to confront teachings that are hostile to biblical
revelation. Topics mentioned: - Boldly reasoning, speaking and persuading
individuals to repent of sin and believe in the biblical Gospel, instead
of ecumenical Interfaith “dialogue.” - The danger of Occult healing arts,
lying signs and wonders, and demonic manifestation and possession states
that deceptively mislead people under the guise of being "gifts of the
Holy Spirit." - The problem of New Age and ecumenical Christian churches
engaging in dialogue and alleged “Gay Christian” workshops. Teachings and
people mentioned: New Thought Metaphysics (Warren Felt Evans, Phineas Quimby),
Christianized Metaphysics for Evangelical Ecumenism (Norman Vincent Peale,
Robert Schuller), Mormonism (Brigham Young, Joseph Smith), Evolutionism,
Hinduism, Yogi’s, Theosophy and Occultism (Helena P. Blavatsky, Annie Besant),
Mind Science Cults (Christian Science - May Baker Eddy), Guru’s (The Beatles
and the Hare Krishna cult), Modern Occultism (George Gurdjeiff), Theosophical
Society (Helena P. Blavatsky, Annie Besant, Nicholas Roerich), Spiritism,
Spiritualism and Christian Spiritualism (Moses Hull), Rudolph Steiner (Anthroposophy
and the Anthroposophical Society), Rosicrucian Movement (Max Heindel and
the Order of the Rose Cross), Unity School of Christianity (Charles and
Myrtle Fillmore), Church Universal and Triumphant (Elizabeth Claire Prophet),
Science of Mind and Religious Science (Ernest Holmes), Religious Science
(Terry Cole Whitaker), The Sleeping Prophet (Edgar Cayce), George Baker
(aka “Father Divine”), Scientology (L. Ron Hubbard), Erhard Seminars Training
(Werner Hans Erhard), Foundation of Human Understanding (Roy Masters),
The Silva Method (Jose Silva), The Aquarian Conspiracy (Marilyn Ferguson),
The Master Plan (Alice Bailey), Unitarianism (Richard Buckminster "Bucky"
Fuller), Templeton Prize (John Marks Templeton, Bill Bright and Charles
Colson), Word of Faith Movement (Prosperity Gospel - Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth
Copeland, Benny Hinn, Marilyn Hickey, Oral Roberts), and more. 7/25/15 - Rob
Bell promotes “Mother God” and “apophatic meditation” in new “Liturgists”
show at Understand The Times, 7/25/15
In addition to (or perhaps because of) his new The Rob Bell Show
on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel, Rob Bell has been busy with his ZIMZUM
of Love book promotions and now his new The Liturgists program, a podcast
he has quietly launched with a dozen or so other theological partners who
“do not actively promote our names and personal images” for ego reasons.
What do The Liturgists talk about when they talk about God the Father?
Well actually, they talk about God the Mother. That’s not a typo. 7/29/15 - Video:
Ray Yungen on the Emerging Church & Interspirituality – Committing
Spiritual Adultery at Lighthouse Trails, 7/29/15
The following is a 10-minute YouTube preview of Ray Yungen’s DVD
from the New Face of Mystical Spiritualityseries. This one is on the Emerging
Church and Interspirituality.
6/9/15 - Emerging
Church Leader Tony Campolo Comes Out of Closet in Support of ‘Full Acceptance’
of Homosexuality in Church by Lighthouse Trails, 6/9/15
PHILADELPHIA — False teacher Tony Campolo announced on Monday that
he has decided to endorse and speak out for the inclusion of open homosexuals
in the Body of Christ. “It has taken countless hours of prayer, study,
conversation and emotional turmoil to bring me to the place where I am
finally ready to call for the full acceptance of Christian gay couples
into the Church,” he wrote in a statement posted to his website.
6/3/15 - The
Perfect Storm of Apostasy – An Introduction to the Kansas City Prophets
and Other Latter-Day Prognosticators (Booklet) by Lighthouse Trails,
This booklet is just the tip of the iceberg in exposing the Kansas
City Prophets and other “prophetic” voices speaking to the church today.
I hope this is enough information to show that this prophets and apostles
movement is out-of-control and unbiblical. I encourage you to examine this
more closely and weigh these things against Scripture. I have listed some
helpful resources on the last page of this booklet. Updated! 6/8/15 - The
most dangerous of all False Teaching by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/25/15
The new model of warfare prayer is directed at things; cities, principalities
and powers instead of petitioning God. They decree, make power proclamations
against principalities and powers in the heavenlies. The Bible does not
instruct us anywhere to use prayer to battle directly against these beings.
There is no example in the Bible of a believer confronting what they call
territorial demons or bind OR commanding demons to give up their territory
in their prayer. When the apostles entered a city to evangelize, we have
no example of them praying to pull down strongholds or do verbal rebukes
of the territorial spirits. Jesus didn't go into Jerusalem and address
the evil spirit that caused the unbelief in people. He held people individually
accountable to their different sins. We are not commanded to discover demons,
trying to pull them down, curse them, bind them and supposedly throw them
into the pit of Hell. As believers we have authority over our lives but
we don't have power over other places. Only Jesus does, that is why we
pray. But what these people have brought into the church is fantasy spiritual
war games. Read Part
1, Part 2 & Part
6/13/15 - Hidden
in Plain Sight: The NAR Agenda of ‘The Response SC’ by Spirit of
On Saturday, June 13, thousands of Christians are expected to gather
at a coliseum in South Carolina for a prayer rally called “The Response
SC.” Many seem unaware that this event is about much more than simply praying
and fasting on behalf of the nation. It’s organized by leaders of the controversial
New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement and has–as a pivotal part its
agenda–a revolution of church and civil government led by NAR apostles
and prophets. 6/15/15 - New
Apostolic Reformation at ApologeticsIndex, 6/15/15
Resources on the New Apostolic Reformation.
New Panentheistic "God" Of Christendom by Sandy Simpson, 9/25/04
There is a new "God" being promoted in the Third Wave, New Apostolic
Reformation 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. 6/25/15 - The
Cell Church: The New Structure for the New Church for the New Millennium
by Sarah Leslie, 6/25/15
Twenty years ago I began researching the networking hierarchical
cell church structure that was beginning to emerge in the evangelical church.
I gave two "Cell Church" talks. One presentation was in 1997 at a Discernment
Ministries conference in Missisauga, Ontario, Canada, and a few years later
an updated talk was given in 1999 at a Discernment Ministries conference
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The following audio comes from the later 1999
talk. 7/21/15 - The
Deadly do - rights of Dominionism: The Religious pursuit of rule and control
by Mike Oppenheimer, 7/21/15
The Latter Rain’s understanding of the Great Commission is a restoration
theology that cannot actually take place until the Millennium and will
not take place in the form that today’s dominionists allege. For it is
Christ who will restore these 7 areas in the Millennium and He has not
given this authority into the hands of any man until He is physically here
to reign. Read Part
1, Part 2 &
7/25/15 - Epic
fail: (Kris) Vallotton’s 5 non-biblical tests for a true prophet
by Spirit of Error, 7/25/15
I was disturbed this week by Kris Vallotton’s article titled “5 Tests
of a True Prophet.” I was even more disturbed to see that his article was
published by Charisma Magazine. For those who don’t know, Vallotton is
the senior associate leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California, and
a bestselling author. His article in Charisma is excerpted from a curriculum
he developed titled Basic Training for the Prophetic Ministry. Not a single
one of Vallotton’s five tests of a true prophet is given in Scripture.
Astoundingly, he completely overlooks the three tests that are given.
6/19/15 - “Network
of Networks”: Networking for Global Peace by Sarah Leslie, 6/19/15
The Aquarian Conspiracy is... a network of many networks aimed at
social transformation.” “Rick Warren’s newly created Global PEACE Coalition...
a plan of epic ambition, to turn at least half of the world's tens of millions
of Christian churches into a giant 'network of networks' dedicated to relieving
the poverty and misery of the developing world.”
6/6/15 - Christian
Booksellers’ Implosion by Jim Fletcher, 6/6/15
What was once a fine idea – the first five minutes someone had it
60 years ago – has become one of those classic scenes you want to look
away from, but can’t. I’m speaking of the slow destruction of the American
Christian book industry. From scandalous books offered in Christian bookstores,
to the recent bankruptcy of Family Christian Stores, the whole affair reeks
of mismanagement and greed. 6/12/15 - From
the Synagogue To the Saviour by Doctor Max L. Rossvally (1828-1892)
Having been frequently asked whether all the details of this story
are strictly true, I take this opportunity of stating that every incident
occurred exactly as related.” MLR 7/7/15 - Government
Crusade Against Churches Begins With Removal Of Non-Profit Status
by Ben Shapiro, 7/7/15
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision mandating that states
reward same-sex marriages throughout the nation, churches across the country
prepare for the inevitable assault on their tax-exempt statuses. 7/24/15 - Making
God’s People Trust in a Lie… by Pastor Bill Randles, 7/24/15
It is happening all over again. In the church, as in the last days
of Judah, immediately preceding the devastation of the Babylonian captivity
and the destruction of the temple, Christians are being inoculated
to conviction and preparedness by the soothing Words of false prophets
7/30/15 - The
Road to Serfdom: Chapter 11: The End of Truth by F. A. Hayek (First
published in 1944)
"The most effective way of making everybody serve the single system
of ends toward which the social plan is directed is to make everybody believe
in those ends. To make a totalitarian system function efficiently, it is
not enough that everybody should be forced to work for the same ends. It
is essential that the people should come to regard them as their own ends."[p.171]
6/3/15 - Raising
Up Biblical and Discerning Leaders (MP3) by Chris Lawson, 6/3/15
The Fear of the Lord; Repentance; Dealing with heresy; Revering
God instead of man; Consistent Bible reading; Seeking out Bible teaching
leaders and ministries; Avoiding excesses and extremes; Defining your terms;
Interpreting Scripture with Scripture; Using the Bible and Bible study
tools instead of pop-Christianity books and fads; Defining biblical terminology
in context; Knowing the basic essentials of the Christian faith and teaching
them; Teaching the basics of biblical discernment; Using the proper rules
of biblical interpretation; Understanding what a “cult” is, what “the occult”
is, what “aberrant” means, and what a “pseudo-Christian cult” is; Finding
out what leads to heresy and why; Educating yourself on the threats and
dangers that are in the church today; Learning what biblical hermeneutics
is all about; Educating your spouse and children in Scripture; Understanding
schools of Interpretation and the dangers of “allegorizing” and “spiritualizing”
Scripture; Testing all things by the Word of God; Avoiding all appearance
of evil; Recognizing the signs and symptoms of cults, spiritual abuse;
and more. 6/3/15 - "...whether
things on earth or things in heaven" by Sandy Simpson, 6/2/15
Col. 1:19-20 For God was pleased to have all his fullness
dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether
things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood,
shed on the cross. I ran across this verse again the other day and
it made me stop and think. Why would Jesus Christ have to reconcile
things in heaven? I understand fully why He had to do that on earth
where sin took control, as well as the physical universe which was also
affected by sin, but in the third heaven? In looking at the various
commentaries on this subject it is apparent that people have different
ideas about what this means.
6/13/15 - Marks of False
Religion - A study of Colossians 2:8 in context with applications for
today by Sandy Simpson, 6/11/15
Christians, in order to remain faithful, need to take seriously the
repeated admonitions of the Apostles to stay true to Jesus Christ, the
Gospel and sound doctrine. This is the only way to protect ourselves
from the wolves who continue to invade the churches. Matthew 7:15
"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but
inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 6/20/15 - The
Reality of Spiritual Warfare: The Invisible War & the Victory of
the Cross by Berit Kjos, 6/20/15
God's creation is truly amazing! We may be familiar with life
on planet earth, but the dimensions of His unseen habitations reach far
beyond our human comprehension. That heavenly realm -- including God's
armies of supernatural angels -- is mentioned throughout the Bible, but
few of us seem to take it seriously. Usually hidden from our earth-bound
eyes stand two kinds of warriors: God's faithful angels and Satan's malicious
demons. God uses His loyal angels to guide, fight, protect and watch over
His people. He uses Satan's demonic hordes to enforce His justice, punish
the wicked, and train us in spiritual warfare. While He calls us to follow
Him, share His Word and spread His love, He also prepares us to face spiritual
battles that involve evil forces as well as the good. "Then my enemies
will turn back in the day when I call; this I know, that God is for me....
In God have I put my trust: I shall not be afraid. What man can do unto
me." (Psalm 56:9, 11) 7/6/15 - Noah’s
story, will it become our story? by Mike Oppenheimer, 7/6/15
Matt 24:38-39 "For as in the days before the flood, they were eating
and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah
entered the ark," and did not know until the flood came and took them all
away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” Noah’s story is one
of separation as he kept himself and his family from the defections and
corruption of the society he lived in. He gave a testimony to all those
who would ask about the boat he was building, not doubt being mocked as
it was being built. The people watching him do this year after year for
their whole lives until it was completed. 7/11/15 - Is
Psychological Counseling Biblical? with Martin and Deidre Bobgan (Part
1) by The Berean Call, 7/11/15
On today’s program and next week, as well, we’ll be discussing what
the Scripture has to say about believers ministering to one another, which,
sad to say, is foreign to the way most churches with rare exceptions go
about counseling, even under the label of “biblical counseling.” My guests
to discuss this important subject are Dr. Martin and Deidre Bobgan. They
are prolific writers with more than 20 titles to their credit, nearly all
addressing the scriptural problems with psychological counseling and Christian
psychology, so-called. Many of their books can be downloaded from their
website, which is www.pamweb.org, or you can order their books, their hardcopies,
from The Berean Call. 7/14/15 - A
Brief Review Of The Theological Paper Of Daniel R. Jennings Entitled “Except
For Fornication” by James Jacob Prasch, 7/14/15
In his public paper freely available on the Internet, Daniel R.
Jennings, (without doubt a sincere and genuine brother in Christ) represents
himself as one formerly holding to the doctrinal belief that adultery provided
scriptural grounds for divorce based on the teaching of Jesus in Matthew’s
Gospel, (Matthew 5:31-32 & Matthew 19: 3-12) but that based on further
primarily linguistic study, he now maintains that this is not the case
and that the only New Testament grounds for divorce is a case of pre-marital
fornication by a wife who deceitfully misrepresents herself as a virgin. 7/18/15 - The
Danger of New Revelation by Mike Oppenheiimer, 7/18/15
Paul writes in 1 Cor. 4:6, “that you may learn in us not to think
beyond what is written that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one
against the other. Once someone is allowed to tell people stories like;
Jesus appeared to them in their room or they visited heaven and they were
given new revelation, the rest comes easy. They become as if lost at sea,
adrift with their fantasy revelation that makes them more important. They
have something to say that no one else does because they were chosen. The
reality of demons should not be dismissed, or underestimated, they are
deceptive. They have one think they are in contact with God and pride is
always the bait on the hook. Encapsulated in their new teaching is God
is with me as they present to the hearers their new revelation. 7/19/15 - The
Queen James Bible Release: a Story of Malice and Deception by Lighthouse
We believe this article, written by a Lighthouse Trails reader,
goes hand in hand with our recent article, “4
Reasons Why Holman Publishers Should Not Have Inserted an Article by a
Contemplative Author into Their King James Bibles. ” Both that and
this article below show that the King James Bible is being exploited because
it is in the public domain. While the so-called Queen James Bible may be
an extreme case, it is still another case in point regardless.
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written for Apologetics Coordination Team and the Deception In The Church
web site. The articles are arranged by the year they were written starting
in 1997. Purchase resource books, publications, videos and tapes
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6/22/15 - John
Bevere - Basic teachings to be aware of by Mike Oppenheimer,
John Bevere has been in ministry for over 30 years, His ministry
Messenger International is a para-church organization founded in 1990 by
John and Lisa Bevere in Orlando, Florida which sends teaching tools out
to churches. In 2001, the ministry moved to Colorado Springs. His website
has very little posted about himself and has no statement of faith (as
of 4.15: which is always a concern). Where did he get his biblical training?
Apparently he worked with Benny Hinn for a number of years in Benny Hinn’s
church. There are echoes of Hinn’s teaching all through his teaching.
Read Part 1 & Part
Job and Jobab the Same Person? by Barry Setterfield, Genesis Science
Richardson's paradigm, God embedded in the worlds cultures by Mike
Oppenheimer, 4/28/14 - Is the ancient world filled with worship of the
true god? A review of "Eternity In Their Hearts". Read
1 - Don Richardson's paradigm, God embedded in the worlds cultures,
2 - The neglect of Israel in the new paradigm of evangelization, Part
3 - The Melchizedek priest King factor, Part
4 - A lost book?, Part
5 - The Myth making of Don Richardson - transforming myths into history,
6 - The Santal - the Thakur Jui myth, Part
7 - The Karen prophets and the god yuah (Y'wa), Part
8 - The conclusion of Don Richardson's Inclusion: folk cultures gods
as the true God
Name, the only Name" by Sandy Simpson, 9/5/14
Zechariah 14:9 "The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that
day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name." What are the implications
of this prophecy in Zechariah? (1) That before the return of Christ
there have always been many "gods" worshipped in many names. (2)
That the saints who return with Christ (Zechariah 14:5), those who were
Raptured, are the ones who had already believed in the name of the Lord
Jesus Christ. Those remaining are forced to acknowledge that there
is "no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved"
because they were left behind in the Rapture and survived the Tribulation. UPDATED! Questions
For Those Who Claim The "Supreme Beings" Of The Nations Are The True God
by Sandy Simpson, 3/17/15
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.
Check It Out! You can
now look at a list of authors linked from the DITC site. This list
represents the best articles available to Christians regarding issues having
to do with the Third Wave/New Apostolic Reformation and its influence on
Christendom. ACT does not endorse everything written by these authors,
but the articles on the DITC site represent sound biblical apologetics
and every one of these authors are teaching, both explicitly and implicitly,
the core doctrines of the Faith. They are all good resources for
information on what is happening in the churches today, and so their contact
information is presented for your edification. We hope this will
help those who oppose the truth realize just how many biblical Christian
authors, missionaries, pastors, teachers, professors, and thousands of
others OPPOSE the heresy being taught in the Third Wave movement today.
We also hope that those who still love the truth will use the vast resources
available via this page to study to show themselves approved workmen for
the Lord Jesus Christ. That means, pick up your Bible, dig deep into
the Word of God, and find out what is being taught and done in opposition
to those truths and who is doing it. Be a Berean (Acts 17:11)!
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