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Replacement Theology On Steroids
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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

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

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Night Marchers and UFOs on the Big Island 
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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"They Will Believe 
The Lie"
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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The First Nations Movement 4-DVD Set

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


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

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

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

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

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Updated DVD!
The Question Of Dominion
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Shepherd Or Hireling?
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Testing Music In The Church
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Examine Yourselves & Hold On!
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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"Blasphemizing" The Bible
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

I am going to go over an article I wrote back in 2006 in preparation for the book I wrote with Mike Oppenheimer called 'Idolatry in Their Hearts'.  This book is an apologetic against the false teachings of the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People movement, the Emerging Church and the New Apostolic Reformation which got their ideas from the book "Eternity in Their Hearts" by Don Richardson.  At the time that book came out no one really saw the dangerous ideas Richardson was promoting.  All they would have had to do was look at the two subtitles of that book to understand the implications.  The first subtitle in the 1981 edition read: The Untold Story of Christianity among Folk Religions of Ancient People.  Those who read this book found some interesting cross-cultural ideas but apparently missed the false premise of the book starting with the subtitle. How could Christianity be "among folk religions" where the Gospel had not been preached (Rom. 10:14-15)? At that time Christians who read the book were apparently satisfied that, though there was some questionable material present, it made for an interesting discussion on how to do cross-cultural ministry. The subtitle it has today, which was first published in 1984, is as follows: Startling Evidence of Belief in the One True God in Hundreds of Cultures Throughout the World.  This should have been a red flag for many Christians but then, who reads subtitles?  But how could the "One True God" be known to Gentiles who did "not know God".

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Resources For Pastors
including
"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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A TALE OF TWO KINGDOMS
Kingdom Now or Kingdom Come?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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BIBLES STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT
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

This DVD series is a teaching based on this article.

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

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

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

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

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

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What's Up With Christian Bookstores?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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The ElijahList
The biggest promoter of false prophecies in cyberspace!
2004-2007
by Sandy Simpson

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

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The ElijahList
The biggest promoter of false prophecies in cyberspace!
2008
by Sandy Simpson

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

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The Extreme Prophetic
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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

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

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Idolatry In Their Hearts
Landmark Book!
by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer
Does having eternity in your heart mean that you know God and are His child? Could Gentile cultures understand the Gospel from the stars? Did God create man's cultures? Has God always been in the process of redeeming cultures from the time of Babel by placing in them a true revelation of Himself? Is there the worship of YHWH in all cultures and religions through the names of supreme beings?  Have all cultures always had a way to make things right between them and God? These questions and many more are answered in this book that addresses the false teachings of The New Apostolic Reformation regarding missiological methods as being carried out by many agencies including the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People, YWAM, and many Bible societies.

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

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Lessons In Forgiveness
Great Study!
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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Letters To The Church
Timely!
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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DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT
Demolish Arguments!
by Sandy Simpson

Want to be able to see your way through to clear biblical discernment? Want a set of tools that will allow you to disciple your loved ones so they will stand firm in the Faith? Want to sort out many of the false arguments and teachings that have invaded the churches? Then DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT book is for you!

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

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SPIRIT OF TRUTH OR SPIRIT OF ERROR?
Important Video Information
On Benny Hinn!

by Sandy Simpson, Mike Oppenheimer & Jacob Prasch
features tons of video showing the teachings and prophecies of Benny Hinn.  This is a proven tool to keep people away from heresy.

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LIVING WATER 2003
Discernment Conference
Featuring Bill Randles, Gary Gilley
& Ray Yungen
3-DVD Set

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DISCERNMENT 2001
Conference
Featuring Dave Hunt, Duane Magnani, Mike Oppenheimer, Jacob Prasch, Jewel Grewe & Bill Randles
6-DVD Set & 2-VHS Sets

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

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11/16/14 - Letter to the Editor From Missionary Couple: Young Missionary Women From AIM (Adventures in Missions) Being Taught Contemplative Prayer by Lighthouse Trails, 11/16/14
11/17/14 - Allah “The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful” Praised on US House Floor (Video) by Jim Hoft, 11/17/14
11/18/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume 51, Issue 6
11/19/14 - Catholic Pope Francis to Come to the United States – Rick Warren’s Role? at Lighthouse Trails, 11/19/14
11/20/14 - Christian Television - An Epic Spiritual Blight by Rick Frueh, 11/20/14
11/21/14 - Rick Warren at the Vatican Humanum Conference: "We All Love Jesus Christ" by Do Not Be Surprised, 11/21/14
11/22/14 - Rob Bell and Oprah Wrap Up New Age Tour—EQUALLY YOKED by Lighthouse Trails, 11/22/14


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"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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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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Important!  A 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, 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.
10/9/14 - False Prophets (Video) on YouTube, 10/9/14
Who are false prophets? How did Christ teach to identify them? What do they tell about themselves? Why do they inevitably expose themselves when trying to discern biblically?  View Part 1 & Part 2.
10/14/14 - The gods of the nations - the God of Israel (DVD Series) by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/14/14
10/14/14 - The Need of Discernment in the last days (DVD series) by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/18/14
We are told in the last days that false prophets will increase, that deception will be pervasive in the world and IN THE CHURCH. What are the New spirit movements and methods that are consistently springing up and entering the church? Discernment is the need of the hour for our survival and keeping the faith of Biblical Christianity. In this video we use some of the worst examples to show the dumbing down of the church in discernment, resulting in deceiving the church. We will learn where and from whom this originated in modern times. Revelations that contradict the Bible, new books in heaven, glory services, Dominion goals of the New apostles and prophets, people claiming to go to heaven, prophetic interpretation of tattoos and piercings, new age healing, drunken stupors, becoming frozen and silent. What is passing for revelation and Bible teaching is astounding. We need to understand what is taking place and stand in the faith to be victorious. How do we identify it or refute it?  How can we protect ourselves and others. Discernment is a gift that accompanies the Holy Spirit who is our umpire that keeps us awake to distinguish truth from error. The Bible tells us to grow in discernment, so that we can mature and help others who are easily deceived. Being grounded in the core doctrines of the faith and building on them makes one immune to the many deceptions that surround us today, this is what this video series is about.
10/31/14 - What Is Christian Palestinianism? with Paul Wilkinson at The Berean Call, 10/31/14
Program Description:  Tom McMahon discusses the dangers of Christian Palestinianism with Dr. Paul wilkinson of Hazel Grove Full Gospel Church as they critique Hank Hanegraaff's interview with Dr. Gary Burge.  Listen to the MP3 or read the transcript of Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.


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On Sale Now! The Midnight Ride To Awaken The Church by The Midnight Herald, 1999
An excellent resource of great articles! "A compilation of articles from the Midnight Herald Magazine from 1996-2000, including some never before published papers.  288 pages.  Special sale on a limited supply of this excellent book a $10. plus $10. s/h ($10. + $12. s/h foreign).
The Plumbline Newsletter Archive by Orrel Steinkamp - An archive of past The Plumbline newsletters.
10/2/14 - Is Your Church Doing Spiritual Formation? - Important Reasons Why They Shouldn't (Booklet) by Lighthouse Trails, 10/2/14
11/9/14 - Harpazo: The Intra-Seal Rapture of the Church (Book) by James Jacob Prasch, 11/9/14


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10/23/14 - The Message Bible by Eugene Peterson - Reviewed by John Lanagan
10/30/14 - The Tangible Kingdom, Creating Incarnational Community: The Posture and Practices of Ancient Church Now by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay - Reviewed by Gary Gilley
10/31/14 - Transported by the Lion of Judah by Anne Elmer - Reviewed by Sandy Simpson, 10/31/14
11/7/14 - Changing "Jesus Calling" - Damage Control for a False Christ (Booklet) by Warren B. Smith
11/10/14 - The Physics of Heaven by Ellyn Davis, Judy Franklin & Bill Johnson - Reviewed by Guarding His Flock Ministries - Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3


Catholicism

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.
10/15/14 - The Conversion of Protestants to Catholicism Through the Eucharist by Roger Oakland, 10/15/14
11/5/14 - Pope's Address to Fraternity of Charismatic Communities at Understand The Times, 11/5/14
11/8/14 - Our Communion is NOT a Eucharist? by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/8/14
We are watching certain evangelicals accept the Roman Catholic teaching of the Eucharist which the Roman catholic church claims is changed into the actual body and blood and deity of Jesus by the priest. Why is this not true?  Read Part 1 - Our Communion is NOT a Eucharist? & Part 2 - The mystery of God manifested as man, or God becoming bread?
11/15/14 - Pope Francis States That The Roman Catholic Church No Longer Teaches Creationism by Sandy Simpson, 11/15/14
The new pope claims that evolution does not contradict the Bible in an address to the Vatican Pontifical Academy for Sciences.


Church Growth

10/4/14 - The MegaChurch Transit Authority...and How it Operates by Herescope, 10/4/14
Whoever heard of a transit authority that kicks people off its buses? How can one run a business this way? Leave it to Jim Collins, the management guru who trained several generations of MegaChurch, New Calvinist and Emergent leaders, to come up with such a radical idea. Collins taught evangelical leaders his brand of "tossing people off the bus," including his own unique methodology. He advised bus drivers (i.e., church leaders) that before going in a certain direction they first needed to purge their bus of the "wrong people." Yep! That's right! Toss out the unruly "wrong people" that don't fit on the bus. Keep the "right people" on the bus and then get going on your mission to fulfill your vision.
Part 1: "We Are Not ABANDONED" 
Part 2: "Under the Bus" and "Off the Map" - The Out-of-Control Bus That Runs Over Sheep
Part 3: The Culture Which Gave Rise to Mark Driscoll
11/9/14 - Rick Warren Says Those Who Focus on Bible Prophecy "Not fit for the kingdom of God" by Roger Oakland, 11/9/14
Rick Warren is enthusiastic about the emerging church because he believes it is the church of the future. And the emerging church is equally fond of Warren's view of Bible prophecy, or the omission thereof, and of his plan to usher in the kingdom of God. (From Faith Undone, Roger Oakland, pp. 154-157)
11/10/14 - Russell Moore, Rick Warren to Join "Pope Francis" With Muslims, Buddhists for Interfaith Conference at Understand The Times, 11/10/14
11/19/14 - Catholic Pope Francis to Come to the United States – Rick Warren’s Role? at Lighthouse Trails, 11/19/14
LTRP Note: Posted for informational and research purposes. Interesting to note that the announcement was made during an “interreligious Vatican conference on traditional family values,” in which Rick Warren participated.  Question to think about: Did Rick Warren play a role in getting the Pope to the US, and will Rick Warren play a role in the Pope’s visit to the US. in 2015? Perhaps the Pope will make a stop at Saddleback. After all, as we reported earlier this year, a delegation of Catholic bishops visited Rick Warren and Saddleback to gain some “wisdom” on how to accelerate the Catholic New Evangelization program using Purpose Driven methods.
11/21/14 - Rick Warren at the Vatican Humanum Conference: "We All Love Jesus Christ" by Do Not Be Surprised, 11/21/14


Conferences

Learn To Discern Conference June 25th-27th 2015
Eric Barger - Caryl Matrisciana  -  Joe Schimmel  -  Warren Smith
Olivet Church, Abbotsford, B.C., Canada
There is no admission fee for the Conference. As seating is limited, we require that you sign up. (There will be a freewill donation taken to go towards the speakers' expenses.)


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10/7/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume 50, Issue 10
FEATURES: Building collapses at SCOAN Lagos, many reported dead by TB Joshua Watch, 9/17/14; TB Joshua blames building collapse on UFO attack by TB Joshua Watch, 9/17/14; Many Warned About TB Joshua by Bill Randles, 9/21/14; EXPOSED: Journalist Nicholas Ibekwe shares audio proof of T.B Joshua offering journalists N50k by Theophilus Ilevbare, The Call, 9/22/14
10/14/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume 51, Issue 1
FEATURES: Christian meditation: what's biblical and what's not by Marsha West, 9/23/14; Contemplative Music for Children? by Berit Kjos, 9/25/14; Mother Teresa at 100 - Introduction by Rick Warren, Rick Warren, 9/26/14; Leviathan by Sandy Simpson, 9/22/14
10/21/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume 51, Issue 2
FEATURES: Bill Johnson, False Teacher by My Word Like Fire, 9/30/14; Is Your Church Doing Spiritual Formation? - Important Reasons Why They Shouldn't (Booklet) by Lighthouse Trails, 10/2/14; The MegaChurch Transit Authority...and How it Operates by Herescope, 10/4/14
10/27/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Special Video Edition
10/28/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume 51, Issue 3
FEATURES: His Name, The Only Name (DVD) by Sandy Simpson; CEO of Christian network GodTV - who set up business with his wife - steps down citing his own 'moral failure' in marriage by Paul Thompson, Daily Mail, 10/7/14; False Prophets (Video) on YouTube, 10/9/14; Do We Need to Study All Religions to Find the Truth? (MP3) by Dave Hunt & Tom McMahon, The Berean Call, 9/5/14
11/4/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume 51, Issue 4
FEATURES: Ernest Angley Series (Audio) by Bob Dyer, Akron Beacon Journal, 10/13/14; The gods of the nations - the God of Israel (DVD Series) by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/14/14; Worship More Pagan than Christian? at The Berean Call, 10/15/14; My brother's succession plan for Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (Video) by Paul Smith, 10/20/14
11/11/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume 51, Issue 5
FEATURES: The Simply Agape Production Video Series Is Finally Online Featuring Sandy Simpson, Jacob Prasch, John Haller, Tim Wirth, Manny Silva & Johanna Michaelson; The Ecclesiastical Domino Effect by James Jacob Prasch, 10/22/14; Rowan Williams: How Buddhism Helps Me Pray [Excerpts] at The Berean Call, 10/27/14; Chrislam Exposed The Seductive Lie of a Common God Between Christianity And Islam, Part 1 (MP3) Host:  Gordon Morris Guest: Sharam Hadian, VCY America
11/18/14 - DITC e-Newsletter Volume 51, Issue 6
FEATURES: The Tangible Kingdom, Creating Incarnational Community: The Posture and Practices of Ancient Church Now by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay - Reviewed by Gary Gilley; What Is Christian Palestinianism? with Paul Wilkinson at The Berean Call, 10/31/14; Transported by the Lion of Judah by Anne Elmer - Reviewed by Sandy Simpson, 10/31/14; Prophecy Run Amok by T.A. McMahon, The Berean Call, 11/2/14


Ecumenism & Interfaith

11/10/14 - Russell Moore, Rick Warren to Join "Pope Francis" With Muslims, Buddhists for Interfaith Conference at Understand The Times, 11/10/14
Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Saddleback megachurch leader Rick Warren will team up with Roman Catholic Pontiff Francis later this month for an interfaith Vatican conference on marriage and family. "Complementarity of Man and Woman," will be held Nov. 17-19 at the Vatican, and is expected to feature more than 30 speakers from over 20 countries. According to the Catholic News Service, those of the Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jaina Shasana, Taoist and Sikh religions will be present, as well as Roman Catholics and professing Christians.
11/13/14 - Catholics and Muslims, working together to serve others at Understand The Times, 11/13/14
The third seminar of the Catholic-Muslim Forum was held in Rome from 11 to 13 November, on the theme "Working Together to Serve Others". Three specific issues were considered: working together to serve young people, enhancing interreligious dialogue, and service to society.
11/14/14 - In a first, Washington National Cathedral to host Friday Muslim prayer service at Lighthouse Trails, 11/14/14
Washington National Cathedral, known for presidential funerals and other major spiritual services, will host a Muslim prayer service for the first time Friday.
11/21/14 - Rick Warren at the Vatican Humanum Conference: "We All Love Jesus Christ" by Do Not Be Surprised, 11/21/14
Rick Warren spoke on the "Biblical Meaning of Marriage" Tuesday at the Vatican, where he is among 30 global religious leaders examining the changing roles of marriage and family in the world. Warren joined leaders from 23 countries and 14 religions invited by Pope Francis on at the kickoff Monday to The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium. “It’s great to be with leaders from different streams of Christianity from all over the world,” Warren said from the Vatican on Monday.  “Although we have some differences, we all love Jesus Christ and we all want marriages and families to be healthy and strong.” Upon meeting Pope Francis, Warren said: “Up close, you can feel the humility and compassion that others see from afar.”


Emergent Church

10/2/14 - Is Your Church Doing Spiritual Formation? - Important Reasons Why They Shouldn't (Booklet) by Lighthouse Trails, 10/2/14
Is your church involved in a Spiritual Formation program? If so, you might want to ask the question, what exactly is Spiritual Formation? It's a fair question, and one that, if not asked, could end up surprising you when your church changes in ways you never imagined.
10/8/14 - Evangelical Christianity Being Catapulted into Seeing God with the New Eyes of Contemplative Prayer by Ray Yungen, 10/8/14
Contemplative advocates propose that there has been something vital and important missing from the church for centuries. The insinuation is that Christians have been lacking something necessary for their spiritual vitality; but that would mean the Holy Spirit has not been fully effective for hundreds of years and only now the secret key has been found that unlocks God's full power to know Him.
11/12/14 - Brian McLaren and a New Era of Bible Reading at The Berean Call, 11/12/14
We've moved into a new era of approaching the Bible, controversial Christian author and speaker Brian McLaren says. It's an era that could see Christians abandoning the idea that there is one "right" way of interpreting Scripture – an era he calls Bible 3.0. Bible 3.0, as McLaren characterises it, is an approach that sees the Bible less as inerrant and more as being "in conversation with everything and everyone." It is an approach to Scripture that has been made necessary, if not inevitable, by the unprecedented access readers of the Bible have to a broad range of readings and interpretations of the Bible through the internet. Whereas in the past, Christians might have had to go to another denomination's church or part of the world to hear a different take on Scripture, today the internet allows us to immediately access a myriad of different interpretations of the same text.
11/16/14 - Letter to the Editor From Missionary Couple: Young Missionary Women From AIM (Adventures in Missions) Being Taught Contemplative Prayer by Lighthouse Trails, 11/16/14
LTRP Note: We have removed a couple identifying elements in this letter to protect the identity of a group of young missionary women who responded favorably to warnings about contemplative prayer practices that they have been taught by their missionary sending organization.
11/22/14 - Rob Bell and Oprah Wrap Up New Age Tour—EQUALLY YOKED by Lighthouse Trails, 11/22/14
This past weekend, former evangelical pastor Rob Bell and former television icon Oprah wrapped up their national 8-city “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” New Age tour. Joining Bell and Oprah on the tour were other two New Age sympathizers –  Deepak Chopra and Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love). There was a time, not too many years ago, when Bell’s best-selling book Velvet Elvis was being read by millions of young evangelicals, and the book was touted by Christian leaders and college professors. It was a disaster in discernment in the church as even back then Bell was promoting the New Age. In a 2007 article, a Lighthouse Trails stated, “Velvet Elvis and Bell’s Noomas are a trojan horse that will deliver to young unsuspecting kids from Christian homes a hearty helping of the New Age (i.e., mysticism and panentheism). And if they are introduced to the New Age under the guise of Christian literature, many of them will be seduced by ‘doctrines of devils.'” Bell, who stepped down from the evangelical pastorate in 2011, has finally openly shown his true New Age colors by yoking himself with Oprah Winfrey, the most influential New Ager in the world today.


New Apostolic Reformation

10/8/14 - Hillsong Church leader blamed victim for sex abuse, royal commission told by Rachel Browne, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10/8/14
10/20/14 - Bethel Church's "apostle" Bill Johnson: A comedy of errors, Part 1 by Marsha West, Renew America, 10/20/14
Both Bill Johnson and Rick Joyner, who are seasoned apostle-prophets, claim to hold the title "Super-Apostle" and/or "Super-Prophet" which is comparable to holding the high office of cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church. Chew on that for a moment. As an aside I should mention that some "Super-Apostles" have been accused of using cultic mind control techniques on those they prey upon.
10/21/14 - 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
10/22/14 - 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.
11/2/14 - 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.
Updated! Bethel Church's "apostle" Bill Johnson: A comedy of errors by Marsha West, Renew America, 10/20/14
Both Bill Johnson and Rick Joyner, who are seasoned apostle-prophets, claim to hold the title "Super-Apostle" and/or "Super-Prophet" which is comparable to holding the high office of cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church. Chew on that for a moment. As an aside I should mention that some "Super-Apostles" have been accused of using cultic mind control techniques on those they prey upon.  Read Part 1 & Part 2.
11/13/14 - 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.


New World Order

11/17/14 - Allah “The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful” Praised on US House Floor (Video) by Jim Hoft, 11/17/14


Other Articles

10/12/14 - Blood Moons For The Second Time Proven To Be A Baseless Hoax - The Boy Cries Wolf Yet Again by James Jacob Prasch. 10/12/14
I happened to be in Israel for Sukkoth, the second of the supposedly festal Blood Moons concocted  by Mark Blitz, whom given his abysmal track record - many now can only consider to be a religious con artist out to sell books about the 'Blood Moon'  hoax that he invented.
10/12/14 - Be Watchful! by Pastor Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)
"We die daily," said the apostle. This was the life of the early Christians; they went everywhere with their lives in their hands. [Most of us are not yet] called to pass through the same fearful persecutions. But if we were, the Lord would give us grace to bear the test. The tests of Christian life, at the present moment, though outwardly not so terrible, are yet more likely to overcome us than even those of the fiery age. 
10/20/14 - "Addressing the 'Positive Gospel' of the Metaphysical Movement" (an article from the Christian Research Journal, Fall 1988, page 7) by Dean C. Halverson.
10/20/14 - My brother's succession plan for Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (Video)by Paul Smith, 10/20/14
As Pastor Chuck Smith's brother I wanted to share with you some of the events that occurred and I personally witnessed. Thank you for all the prayers and encouragement.
10/27/14 - Rowan Williams: How Buddhism Helps Me Pray [Excerpts] at The Berean Call, 10/27/14
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams has disclosed that he spends up to 40 minutes a day squatting and repeating an Eastern Orthodox prayer while performing breathing exercises as part of a routine influenced by Buddhism
11/3/14 - Seattle megachurch dissolves after founder Mark Driscoll resigns at Understand The Times, 11/3/14
11/5/14 - Calvary Chapel Alert For Pastors and Church Leaders - Documenting the Progression of Compromise and Ecumenical Relations by Chris Lawson, 11/5/14


Quizzes & Polls

Survey! The Church Survey by Deception In The Church - Please participate in this study of various denominations.  The results will be posted at a later date when enough people have taken the survey.


Radio & TV

Updated! T. A. McMahon & Mike Oppenheimer (Part 1) at The Berean Call, 9/12/14
Program Description: Tom welcomes his guest Mike Oppenheimer of Let Us Reason Ministries. Today's discussion involves UFOs and extraterrestrials: Are they real? What are they? Should we witness to them? Should we fear them? In this two-part program Tom and Mike hash out some troubling conclusions that are drawn even by many Christians concerning this phenomenon. Listen to Part 1 & Part 2.


Rightly Handling The Word

9/8/14 - Biblical versus Cultural Christianity - Oswald Chambers comment on Modern Christianity at Crossroad, 9/8/14
9/22/14 - Leviathan by Sandy Simpson, 9/22/14
This study is up for interpretation but I find descriptions of leviathan in the Bible fascinating.  This creature that existed, and may yet exist, is used as a description of the might and power of the enemy.
10/15/14 - Worship More Pagan than Christian? at The Berean Call, 10/15/14
There is a great misunderstanding in churches of the purpose of music in Christian worship. Churches routinely advertise their "life-changing" or "dynamic" worship that will "bring you closer to God" or "change your life."Certain worship CD's promise that the music will "enable you to enter the presence of God." Even a flyer for a recent conference for worship leaders boasted: "Join us for dynamic teaching to set you on the right path, and inspiring worship where you can meet God and receive the energy and love you need to be a mover and shaker in today's world. Alongside our teaching program are worship events which put you in touch with the power and love of God." The problem with the flyer and with many church ads is that these kinds of promises reveal a significant theological error. Music is viewed as a means to facilitate an encounter with God; it will move us closer to God. In this schema, music becomes a means of mediation between God and man. But this idea is closer to ecstatic pagan practices than to Christian worship.
10/14/14 - The Need of Discernment in the last days (DVD series) by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/18/14
11/4/14 - Take Heed To Yourselves And All The Flock by Dr. Harry Ironside (1876-1951)
11/7/14 - Characteristics of Cults and Cultic Influences! by Chris Lawson, 11/7/14
Four patterns found in CULTS and CUTLIC movements that can shipwreck your Christian faith and destroy you and your family!
11/9/14 - EXPECTATION (He is Coming!) by Dr. Harry Ironside
This, then, is our expectation; this is our hope! And the Lord would have us living day by day in view of the possible fulfillment of the promise of His coming again. When you get up in the morning, cultivate the attitude of soul that leads you to say, "Christ may come today; and if He were to come today, I want Him to find me walking in obedience to His holy Word." And when you go to sleep at night say, "Christ Jesus may come tonight, and I can rest in perfect peace, knowing that when He comes I shall be caught up to meet Him."


Sandy Simpson Articles

Read Sandy Simpson Articles 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 at the Sandy Simpson Resourcespage. You can also find these resources and articles scattered around the DITC web site. If you want to hear a few cuts from Sandy Simpson music albums or listen to other discernment programs on your computer or on your iPod, go here.
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Word Of Faith

10/7/14 - CEO of Christian network GodTV - who set up business with his wife - steps down citing his own 'moral failure' in marriage by Paul Thompson, Daily Mail, 10/7/14
The boss of a Christian TV network has stepped down from his role because of a "moral failure" in his marriage.
Rory Alec said he was handing over the running of God TV, a worldwide network that got its start in Britain, to his wife Wendy. He did not elaborate - but religious figures have quit similar positions in the past after having extramarital affairs.
10/13/14 - Ernest Angley Series (Audio) by Bob Dyer, Akron Beacon Journal, 10/13/14
For 40 years members many have been in bondage to the false teaching of Ernest Angley.  Many left the church and started talking.   Others began to speak up and eventually someone spoke to the Akron-Beakon Journal. Start here with the audio or read the article.
11/10/14 - Is your Best Life now? by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/10/14
Joel Osteen's false Bible teaching of having it all now - total abundance. Read Part 1 - Is your Best Life now? and Part 2 - The power of Imagination
11/16/14 - Dr Myles Munroe And His Wife Dead In Plane Crash by Tribune 242, 11/16/14
Theleader of Bahamas Faith Ministries, Dr Myles Munroe, and his wife Ruth have been killed in a plane crash in Grand Bahama. The crash took place this afternoon (11/10/14) and killed all nine people on board the private jet. The plane reportedly struck a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard, exploding on impact and crashing into the ground near a junkyard area. (ACT Note: So did God have Munroe's "permission to act" in this plane crash?)
11/20/14 - Christian Television - An Epic Spiritual Blight by Rick Frueh, 11/20/14
But there is another season of darkness which crept silently over the evangelical landscape. It is called “Christian television” and the phrase has turned out to be only half accurate. Like a poison carrying bee, this brand of media has floated into millions of households and deposited its spiritual arsenic. It would be impossible to identify the depth of its impact or the profound negative impact it has had upon the visible church in the west. But to say it has been devastating would be an understatement.


World Christian Gathering On Indigenous Peoples Issues

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Important! Are Job and Jobab the Same Person? by Barry Setterfield, Genesis Science Research, 5/9/14
Important! Don 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 Part 1 - Don Richardson's paradigm, God embedded in the worlds cultures, Part 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, Part 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
Important! "His 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.
10/11/14 - Do We Need to Study All Religions to Find the Truth? (MP3) by Dave Hunt & Tom McMahon, The Berean Call, 9/5/14
10/14/14 - The gods of the nations - the God of Israel (DVD Series) by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/14/14
This 2 part DVD goes deeper into where the indigenous people movement left off, and refutes the premise of other nations worshiping God under different names. Covering the book of Genesis we look at who were the obedient that worshipped God? We examine the lineage and the knowledge passed on, as well as who are the people that the apostle Paul addresses in Rom.1:20-28? Who walked with God.  What happened at Babel after the flood? Who had the true and accurate knowledge of God, why did God take Abraham out of a pagan land to form Israel? Are there hundreds of cultures in the world who already knew or were worshiping the one and only true supreme God?  We look at the new paradigm Don Richardson and his disciple Daniel Kikawa introduced to the church and prove it is unbiblical. Many tribes and cultures of the world have ancient concepts of the existence of a "sky-god"Âť, that go by different names. But is this the same God that we are to worship as believers in Jesus Christ? Are these nothing more than corrupted memories within hundreds of tribes and cultures that were encountered by missionaries? Did God reveal himself to these hundreds of cultures as Richardson and Kikawa claim? Is Jesus found in other religions?  Is general revelation of God or a knowing of a supreme God in some distant past sufficient? What is the difference of general and direct revelation. Who are some of the people teaching to use former supreme gods as the Father who sent the Son,  Io of Hawaii, Hananim of Korea, Shang ti  of China, Allah  of Islam etc. are just some of the gods accepted by some today as the same as YHWH: Yahweh. You will see that this is a inclusive, universal god movement that is prophesied in the Bible and that this could be the greatest deception the Church has ever faced, with its goal being... to usher the entire church  into an Interfaith movement. How this evangelization method diminishes the importance of Israel and replace her and her role with the other nations gods. This video will bring us to understand that we should not go by new philosophies or current trends in anthropology but stay within the safety of the Bible. This DVD is accompanied with power point teaching as well as various video and audio clips. (a few audio hiccups)
10/28/14 - Chrislam Exposed The Seductive Lie of a Common God Between Christianity And Islam, Part 1 (MP3) 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. 
11/8/14 - Inclusivism; the Gospel at stake by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/8/14


YWAM

10/16/14 - A Public Letter From Renovare Reveals Troubling Connection with YWAM by Lighthouse Trails, 10/16/14
This past summer, a Lighthouse Trails reader sent us this e-mail letter she received from Renovare (Richard Foster's contemplative outreach organization). Our reader is on the Renovare mailing list as she has grave concerns about friends who are involved with contemplative spirituality, and she monitors this group. The letter reveals the tight connection that YWAM (Youth With a Mission) has with the contemplative prayer movement.


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ACT Contributing Authors

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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