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Beck Rally Set Stage for Christians to Accept Paganism

Posted by susanb99 on August 31, 2010

From WorldViewWeekend.com

Posted: 08/30/10

 

Glenn Beck Rally Set Stage for “Christians” to Accept Paganism, and Mormons Say Beck Achieved 200 Year Goal of Getting Evangelicals to Declare That Mormons Are Christians

by Brannon S. Howse

www.worldviewweekend.com

I tried to warn evangelical leaders about Glenn Beck’s rallies but most of them laughed at me. Now Satan is the one laughing at them as “Christians” run head-long into embracing non-Biblical theology and call it “Christian”.  

Greg West in the Mormon LDS Examiner validates my pre-Beck rally warnings to Evangelical leaders on my radio program, columns, e-mails, and phone conversations. I told them that partnering with Beck in a spiritual enterprise would send the message that Mormons are Christians.

Greg West writes:  

As a Mormon, I have to consider an unintended message throughout Beck’s work, which has culminated in this event. That message is: “Mormons are Christian believers.” Despite nearly two centuries of misrepresentation and religious envy by sectarian Christianity, Beck has achieved the visibility, prominence, and has had the time day after day, week after week, to speak openly and truly about his core beliefs. Those statements of faith have disoriented and confused those who had previously believed the lies about Mormons.

Jim Garlow, a popular and influential pastor who partnered with the Mormon faithful in California to defend traditional marriage was quoted recently in CNN’s Belief Blog, saying, “I have interviewed persons who have talked specifically with Glenn about his personal salvation – persons extremely well known in Christianity – and they have affirmed (using language evangelicals understand), ‘Glenn is saved…’ He understands receiving Christ as Savior.”

Hallelujah! The light bulb has been switched on after nearly two centuries! Every single member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes that a person must be “born again” and receive Jesus Christ as his Savior and Redeemer. Our holy books teach that salvation comes only in and through the atonement of Christ and that there is no other way a person can be saved…Glenn Beck’s beliefs are mainstream Mormon beliefs. Joseph Smith, the Church’s founder, was a Christian prophet. He was an apostolic witness of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
http://www.examiner.com/lds-church-in-national/glenn-beck-and-the-restoring-honor-rally

Notice that West admits that what Beck has said on his broadcasts about his faith has “disoriented and confused” people who thought that Mormonism was not consistent with Christianity. However, Beck has now convinced them that Mormonism and Christianity are compatible with the help of America’s Christian leaders.    

The actor Kirk Cameron is the only one I personally know of that took to heart my pre-Beck rally warnings and reversed himself. Kirk really encouraged me when I needed it by calling to thank me for the column and sharing with me how it helped him understand why he must not take part in Beck’s 8-27 event. Kirk even had the courage to come on my national radio program and speak about this issue publically.

The irony is rather thick. Kirk played “Buck Williams” in the Left Behind Movies. Buck was a famous secular journalist who became a believer and then set out to warn Christians not to accept the demonic spirituality of a one-world religion that was unfolding through national and international figures.

I believe what happen over the weekend was a seismic shift within evangelicalism; an historic event that will go unnoticed by most Christian leaders.  A few leaders may eventually understand the nature of what happen but it will be weeks if not months before they respond. Many of these leaders waited years to provide the defense against Oprah’s pagan spirituality and when they did it was too late for many of the goats within their flock of sheep that had already consumed Oprah’s spiritual poison.

Sadly, most Christian leaders and pastors are completely deficient in understanding the ideas and philosophies that have, and continue, to be the force behind the rushing cultural stream. As a result; the members of their own congregation hear no advanced warning of the coming spiritual undertow nor do they acquire the needed Biblical knowledge that keeps them from being children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, (Ephesians 4:14).  

 The compromise by evangelical leaders and pastors by spiritually uniting with “all faiths” with the theme of “looking to the one god”, as described by Beck, has laid the foundation for untold numbers of self-professing Christians to now embrace pluralism and pagan spirituality. Pastors and evangelical leaders literally locked arms with all faiths, including Imams, in a spiritual endeavor despite the clear Biblical warnings of II Corinthians 6:14.

The Mormon Church is now rejoicing over the public relations success that these undiscerning evangelical leaders have handed the Mormon Church by uniting with Glenn Beck in the two events that were promoted as spiritual. 

I believe that Beck does not only embrace the pagan spirituality of Mormonism but also Cosmic Humanism. Cosmic Humanism is known by most as the New Age Movement. Cosmic Humanism says that man is god. Mormonism says that man can become god. See the similarities? Before you react listen to what Glenn Beck said on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace on the Fox News Channel. Glenn Beck said that his rally was not political and the reason for his rally was because “there’s nothing that we can do that will solve the problems that we have and keep the peace unless we solve it through God, unless we solve it in being our highest self. Be your higher-self.”

Beck used the phrase “higher self” three times in the interview with Chris Wallace.  No one talks that way unless they know exactly what they are saying. One New Age website says:

There are many great words to describe Who or What your highest identity or Self truly is. Below are just a few: Higher Self, I am Presence, I Am That I Am…Cosmic Consciousness, God, Christ, Holy Spirit And the list goes on…

Notice that “I AM that I AM” is another word for “higher self”. Last week on his radio program Beck said, “I Am That I Am is the most powerful phrase in any language as it is the name of god, never use it in vain; use it to create who you want to be. I AM blank.”

I AM is a title that is to be reserved for God Himself. In Exodus 3:13 God told Moses that when the people of Israel ask for My name tell them, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” In John 8:58 we read, “Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.'”
“I AM” is to be reserved as a title for God yet it is being blasphemed in the pagan practice of what is called “the law of attraction.” In the book The Secret, that was promoted by none other than Oprah Winfrey, Rhonda Byrne wrote:

  • The law of attraction is the law of creation….You create your life through your thoughts.” [p. 15.]
  • There isn’t a single thing that you cannot do with this knowledge. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are, The Secret can give you whatever you want. [P. xi]
  • With this powerful knowledge, you can completely change every circumstance and event in your entire life…” [p. 17]

The fact that people like Beck on the right and Oprah on the left are proclaiming the “I AM” message is a sign that we are living in the last days according to Jesus Himself in Luke 21:7-8:

And they asked Him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? And he said, “Take heed that yet be not deceived: for many will come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near; go ye not therefore after them.”

Former New Ager, now Biblical Christian, Ray Yungen writes:

Notice, “Christ” is italicized in verse 8, meaning that it was not in the original manuscript. The translators of the King James Bible probably thought it awkward that it said “Many shall come saying, I am.” Probably for the sake of clarity and to be consistent with Mathew 24, the translators added the word “Christ.”

Did you catch that? Jesus was saying that when people say they are god by using the title “I AM” it is a sign that we are living in the end times. We are also told to run away from the people saying “I AM”. Sadly, many of our nation’s pastor’s and Christian leaders did not run from Glenn Beck but ran to join him in a spiritual service and enterprise.

Beck on his radio program last week also declared, “Hell is an eternity of regret not being able to forgive yourself.”  This is a completely unbiblical statement. Nowhere in the Bible do we see instruction to “forgive yourself” because it is impossible. 2 Corinthians 5:15 says, “He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” Verse 17 is what brings me peace since I have repented of my sins and placed by faith and trust in the Jesus of the Bible. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

Grace and forgiveness is provided to those who repent and therefore there is no need to believe the lie that you can “forgive yourself” of your sins.

Glenn Beck has accomplished what neither Oprah Winfrey nor Shirley McClain could. I believe that Beck used his conservative veneer and doublespeak to co-opt leaders of the religious right. Beck and these evangelical leaders have sent the message that it is acceptable for millions of “Christians” to embrace humanistic spirituality and paganism for the purpose of social activism and social change. These pastors should re-read Luke 17:2 where we read; “It  would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”

Beck has set the stage for “conservatives” to accept a one-world religion and numerous leaders of the religious right pulled the ropes that raised the curtain on this ecumenical stage. Christian leaders that should have known better nodded in agreement and provided the backdrop as Beck preached his sermon of pluralism and universalism on 8-27 and 8-28.

Perhaps sooner, rather than latter, the world will be in massive economic, political, and spiritual chaos and a leader will step on to the world stage and this anti-Christ will call for the religions of the world to unite and embrace spirituality. He will declare that he is not about politics but about bringing peace, unity, faith, hope, charity, stability, freedom, and prosperity under the common god of all religions. This world leader will perform counterfeit miracles signs and wonders and those who reject Biblical truth will follow him [2 Thessalonians 2:9-12] and embrace his plan for restoring honor.  

If I had told you five years ago that a “conservative” radio and TV personality would have millions of viewers, would talk about the spiritual battle being waged in America, would be a self-confessed member of a cult, would quote New Age phrases, would call for Christians and conservatives to look to the “one god”, would seek to unite all faiths and would convince dozens of evangelical pastors and leaders to support him in a spiritual service-you would say I was writing fiction and that this would never happen.

Do you now understand the magnitude of the spiritual shift that occurred this past weekend? The millions that see nothing wrong with the messages of Beck’s 8-27 and 8-28 rallies reveal that the religious left and the religious right will be easily merged  together in the coming one world religion under the coming one-world spiritual leader as prophesied in Revelation 17:8.

Ephesians 5:11 commands all Christians to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” That is exactly what we have done and will continue to do in spite of e-mails and voice messages that are filled with cursing and insults. Our response must simply be, “Have I become your enemy because I tell you the truth?” [Galatians 4:16]

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Rick Warren Supports Metaphysical, New Age “Gospel”

Posted by susanb99 on July 7, 2010

Rick Warren has written the foreword of a new book coming out in October entitled “Driven by Destiny” by Dr. LaVerne Adams, which Reveals 12 Secret Keys to Transform the Future.

From the book’s website http://www.drivenbydestinynow.com/

 Have you ever taken a destiny detour? If you constantly wrestle with feelings of distraction, frustration, and defeat, these are dangerous signals that you are going in the wrong direction! No matter where life has taken you, NOW you can be guided toward the location and the exact positioning of your divine destiny.

It’s not too late…your destiny awaits.

In this helpful destiny travel guide, your future is presented as a “metaphorical journey” through divine dimensions that usher you into revelation, realization, and realignment with your purpose in life. This dynamic journey to transformation will get on the right road to fulfilling your destiny and cause you to be fully engaged in this dynamic process.

This destiny roadmap is your vehicle to a better life to help you to:

DIALOGUE with the Creator about your divine purpose

DISCERN the road blocks and detours to your destiny

DISCOVER the hidden riches and secrets on the inside of you

DEVELOP new disciplines to help you live the life of your dreams

There is no need to wait! Start today and cross the bridge to a dynamic future as you chart a new course. Activate the keys found in this book and you’ll discover the secret to living a life Driven by Destiny!

Sound familiar? This could be taken from Warren’s sermons and Purpose Driven Life book. The material is rehashed metaphysical, New Age psycho-babble that is disguised as “Christian” because “divine” is mentioned. God or Jesus Christ are not part of this “metaphorical journey”.

There is not even a slight mention of Jesus Christ and His atonement for sins on the cross. Not a word in the fluff piece of Jesus Christ as the ONLY Way to the One True God. Not even a reference to God. I don’t know if Ms Adams is a Christian (probably not considering the rotten fruit coming from her pen), but Mr. Rick Warren (and Mr. John Piper) has a lot of explaining to do.

John Piper invited Warren to his Desiring God conference this year. In this video Piper said he was on the phone with Warren and wrote down what Warren says about the Gospel of Jesus Christ:

The Bible is totally inerrant and valuable in every way
Penal substitution is of the essence of the Gospel
God is sovereign and central over all
People are lost; they’re going to hell. I (Warren) am not a universalist; I am an evangelist
The office of women elders and pastors – the Bible says it shouldn’t happen, I’m committed to the Bible, therefore we’re not going to go there.
Repentance – I totally believe in the necessity of repentance and I totally am committed to the call for repentance, though I may not use the word as often as some would want me to.
Emergent Church – I am not emergent

Ms. Adams is a pastor as you can see on this website. What happened to Warren’s assurances to Piper that “the Bible says it shouldn’t happen, I’m committed to the Bible, therefore we’re not going to go there“? Obviously Warren could care less that Adams is a pastor or what her beliefs are. Is he only trying to get his name in as many publications as possible?

And what about Piper? What’s his excuse for promoting Warren who is does not believe that “penal substituion is of the essence of the Gospel“? Warren actions clearly show his proclivity toward New Age beliefs, NOT inerrant scriptural doctrine.

Related Articles:

Rick Warren, Driven By Destiny? by Christine Pack and Cathy Matthews – Sola Sisters

Rick Warren Promoting More Me-Centered Mysticism by Pastor Joel Taylor – 5ptsalt.com

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Rick Warren’s Part in the Harvest Crusade (Chuck Smith / Calvary Chapel)

Posted by susanb99 on August 22, 2009

At Calvary Chapel’s 20-year anniversary Harvest Crusade (8/16/09), Chuck Smith, founder of Calvary Chapel, introduced Rick Warren as “my good friend who pastors Saddleback Church” and asked him to lead in prayer (see transcript of prayer at end of post).

Full video:
http://www.harvest.org/crusades/2009/anaheim/webcast/player.php?id=136

In 2006, Chuck Smith denounced the teachings of Rick Warren. http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/recall.htm

The teachings and positions of Rick Warren have come into conflict with us at Calvary Chapel. Pastor Chuck has directed us to discontinue this product [Purpose Driven Life] effective immediately.

So what has happened behind the scenes in the last 3 years? Apparently, a lot. The fact that Smith can say “my good friend” in public ministry after stating that his good friend’s teachings are in conflict with Smith’s beliefs, is extremely suspicious. I am not a Calvary Chapel member, but I would never trust anyone who does such an obvious spiritual back-flip.

Chuck Smith’s response to a caller on the next day’s Pastor’s Perspective radio show: [K-WAVE.org click on Podcasts, then 8/17/09]

Caller’s (John’s) Question: Should pastors share a platform at an evangelical event with someone who typifies the Emergent Church, a minister?

Smith: [chuckle] That’s difficult, John, because, you know, you might say in a sense that last night I was on the platform with a minister that they say that he is a part of the Emergent Church, that he has, you know, sort of a different emphasis in his ministry, more of a social emphasis on what the church should be doing socially for people rather than the spiritual emphasis, and so I was on the platform with him but, you know, I think that it would be divisive. Now the man, I’m convinced, loves the Lord, has a large church, and is, you know, feels that he is called of God to really deal with the social problems of our world today. Now it could be that God IS calling him to that, but that isn’t why God has called ME to do and so, but I can still look at him as a brother in Christ – he believes that Jesus died for our sins and he just has a different emphsis as far as what he feels should be the priority of the church today..
We were both invited to be there but we were on the platform together, sat next to each other, and he is a brother in Christ, and so I didn’t really have any real problem with sharing, being on the same program together with him.

According to scripture, the spiritual emphasis is everything. There isn’t a secondary “emphasis” that someone can pick and choose to focus on. Warren is apostate and unfortunately Smith won’t call him on it because he doesn’t want to be “divisive”.

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Rick Warren’s prayer:

Father, I want to thank You that every person here tonight is here because You wanted them to be here, because You never made a person You didn’t love, You never made a person You didn’t have a purpose for, You never made a person that Jesus didn’t die for. And I ask You tonight every person here will see a clear picture of Jesus, what He can do in their lives. Father, there are people here tonight who are confused. Would You help them realize that Jesus is the Truth. And I’m sure there are many people here tonight that feel guilty and ashamed, maybe about their past. Help them to experience the freedom of forgiveness so they can start over with You, a new life.

Lord, we know that there are probably some people who have a tough week, or a tough month, or a tough life, or maybe they’ve been out of work for six months and they’re feeling discouraged and depressed. I ask You to help them to experience the joy of salvation. Lord, there are other people here who are worried and are anxious and are stressed out about the future and about their job. Help them to discover the peace that passes all understanding.

And Father, tonight all of us who know you and are Your children we pray that there will not be a single person exiting this stadium tonight that doesn’t know You. Thank You that You know everything about us and You still love us. And our prayer is that every one of them here tonight who don’t know You will accept You into their heart. Jesus, only You can make the changes that we want to see in our lives. Only You can restore our loneliness and relieve it and heal our past. Only You can give meaning and purpose and only You can give us a home in heaven.

So Father, I ask that You speak through Greg again tonight as You have every night for 20 years. Speak through him with clarity, with simplicity and with power. Anoint his words so that they’re like arrows piercing our hearts all the way into the furthest seats. We thank You in advance what You’re going to do in lives tonight. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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Counterfeit California Revival

Posted by susanb99 on April 30, 2009

The prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) are predicting a “revival” in the state of California, USA. These psychics are the ElijahList false prophets whose money-making scheme has deceived thousands.

A partial list of these scammers includes C. Peter Wagner, Chuck Pierce, Bob Jones, Mike Bickle, Dutch Sheets, Todd Bentley, Steve Shultz, John Paul Jackson, Doug Addison, Kim Clement, Bobby Conner, James Goll, John Arnott, Patricia King, John Crowder, Bill Johnson, Che Ahn, Rick Joyner, Shawn Bolz, Gwen Shaw (End Times Handmaidens).

John Crowder says:

Our New Ecstatics event exploded with the Glory of God in Santa Cruz, California, and God has shifted more than our ministry itineraries … He has redirected our entire lives! We are happy to announce that we are moving to California and will continue the party with monthly meetings in Santa Cruz, as we are seeing a massive, ecstatic revival taking place! (Online Source)

Read these articles for more information:

ALERT: John Crowder & Co.

Revival Alliance of Bill Johnson and Che Ahn Now Targetting California For Revival

Evangelism Angels Come from Africa to California

California Revival Dreaming – Gwen Shaw and The Spirit of Lakeland

The Coming Counterfeit California Revival

Shawn Bolz Battling It Over The Rights To Angel of Breakthrough Revival

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ALERT: John Crowder & Co.

Posted by susanb99 on April 19, 2009

Hat Tip: DiscernIt (Kim Olsen’s blog)
&
Blasphemy Incorporated by Bud Press

Be on the alert for John Crowder’s blasphemous teachings and meetings. He is a dangerous wolf in sheep’s clothing, deceiving young people, instructing them to exercise their emotions and carnal desires to “worship” God.

Also be aware of the outrageously heretical teachings of Stacy Denboer, Ben Dunn, and Brandon Barthrop of Red Letter Ministries, among other wolves.

John Crowder & Company are part of the Elijah List, founded and promoted by Steve Shultz. Included in this false prophecy scheme are Bob Jones, Bobby Conner, Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, Francis Frangipane, James Goll, John Arnott, John Bevere, Kim Clement, Patricia King, C. Peter Wagner, Rick Joyner, Ryan Wyatt, Todd Bentley, and many more.

The following are videos and information on John and Lily Crowder and Company:

Rolling in the Butter

Butter Trance — See Stacy Denboer with the helmet (at 1:02 minutes)

Stacy Denboer & John Crowder

Stacy Denboer’s Drooling Ministries “Whacked Up on the Blood of Jesus”

Stacy Denboer Birthing Revival

Stacy Denboer Nursing on the Breast of Jesus

Stacy Denboer Bring Heaven to Earth

Ben Dunn & John Crowder On Drugs

John Crowder and Co-Hort Tokin’ the Holy Ghost

Brandon Barthrop’s Apostolic Birdie (spiritualizing “the middle finger”)

Brandon Barthrop — “Manifest Sons of God” Heresies with “God-sperm” (at 2:05 minutes)

Posted in Apostasy, Bob Jones, Bobby Conner, C. Peter Wagner, Chuck Pierce, Contemplative, Dutch Sheets, Francis Frangipane, James Goll, John Arnott, John Bevere, John Crowder, Kim Clement, New Age, Occult, Patricia King, Prosperity Gospel, Rick Joyner, Ryan Wyatt, Steve Shultz | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

Self Empowerment

Posted by susanb99 on March 27, 2009

Self Empowerment
by Susan Bertalotto
March 2009

Self Empowerment is a buzz-word that has been used to teach people to increase their self-image and be more assertive in daily life. The premise is the process of finding the resourcefulness inside an individual which translates into a stronger, worthier, more confident person.

The Bible refers to Self Empowerment in these scriptures:

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Mark 8:34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

1st Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

SELF Empowerment is not in the Bible, other than as works of the flesh. Then why are “Christian” organizations and individuals promoting it as though it was a fruit of the Spirit of God, and not solely the wisdom of man?

One reason is Love of Money (1st Timothy 6:10). There is much money to be made in enabling people (mostly women) to excel above others, to be ambitious in their spirituality (emulation-a work of the flesh-Galatians 5:19-21). It’s much cheaper (and doctrinally sound) to go with what Jesus said “…let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”

Another reason is Power. On this page at reference.com, it is stated (bold added):

The term Human Empowerment covers a vast landscape of meanings, interpretations, definitions and disciplines ranging from psychology and philosophy to the highly commercialized Self-Help industry and Motivational sciences.

[…]

The process which enables one to gain power, authority and influence over others, institutions or society. Empowerment is probably the totality of the following or similar capabilities:-

  • Having decision-making power of one’s own
  • Having access to information and resources for taking proper decision
  • Having a range of options from which you can make choices (not just yes/no, either/or.)
  • Ability to exercise assertiveness in collective decision making
  • Having positive thinking on the ability to make change
  • Ability to learn skills for improving one’s personal or group power.
  • Ability to change others’ perceptions by democratic means.
  • Involving in the growth process and changes that is never-ending and self-initiated
  • Increasing one’s positive self-image and overcoming stigma
  • Increasing one’s ability in discreet thinking to sort out right and wrong

The power of God is not what the Self-Help industry is selling. As I stated in the article Metaphysics and Jesus Christ:

If there isn’t any money to be made, then what would be the point? Notice that all the proponents of metaphysics will take a concept, create a process of implementation, and SELL it. Jesus Christ can not be sold! Therefore, you won’t find anyone who is selling the real salvation of man. Metaphysics proponents are working very hard to present a facsimile, a substitute, that unsuspecting, undiscerning people will buy, or buy into.

Here are some buzz-words/phrases that go along with Self Empowerment:

self-image
self-esteem
find your destiny/identity
discover your God-given gifts
be a champion
we are little gods
recognize your potential
live your dream
live the dream God has for you
poverty is of the devil
realize the power inside you
discover how to dig down deep and “grab” your determination
transformation is the key to a better life in God

This instruction erroneously teaches that we choose what our destiny will be based on the world’s perception of greatness, positive image, comfort, and power — based on metaphysics, an occult/New Age concept of controlling ourSELVES and the world WITHOUT Jesus Christ. Self Empowerment depends on humans’ efforts, not God’s power. The proponents are training undiscerning Christians a “new” unbiblical spirituality — one that exalts itself against the knowledge of God (2nd Corinthians 10:5).

Don’t be deceived by Self-Empowerment and its euphemisms. Just because one feels better about one’s SELF is no reason to abandon the clear mandates in scripture.

Use the Bible as your only source of information. Do not believe any doctrine or teaching that is not substantiated by the Word of God.

Some “Christians” and conferences:

Sunday Adelaja
The Road To Greatness

Liz Babbs
Book: Into God’s Presence
Video: On Daystar TV with Ron Luce

Victoria Boyson
A proponent of “finding your destiny”

Barbie Breathitt
Her New Age prophecy states “God has hidden destiny and eternity in our hearts.” which is a pantheistic teaching (God is in all of creation, including all humans).

Bil Cornelius
Glo Conference

Mark Chironna
Stepping Into Greatness

Extraordinary Women

T D Jakes

Joyce Meyer

Casey Treat
Book: How to Be Your Best When You Feel Your Worst
Article: Page 1 and Page 2 Finding Your True Identity

Paula White

Women of Faith

plus many more …

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Blasphemy Incorporated

Posted by susanb99 on March 24, 2009

From Christian Research Service:

BLASPHEMY INCORPORATED

Terms and Catch-Phrases of the Ungodly
by Bud Press, Director
Christian Research Service
www.christianresearchservice.com/
March 23, 2009

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blaspheme
to speak irreverently of God or
sacred things; utter impieties
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Thousands of years ago, Satan, a former anointed cherubim angel, was convinced he could raise his throne above the stars of God and make himself like the Most High. But his hopes of ruling over Almighty God and the universe He created was only a pipe dream. God clearly demonstrated Who was in charge and booted Satan and one-third of the angels out of heaven (Ezekiel chapter 28; Genesis chapter 3; Isaiah chapter 14; Revelation chapter 12).

Satan’s efforts to play wiser than God backfired. It was a costly decision on his part, as well as those he conned into following him. Currently, Satan roams the earth roaring like a lion seeking to kill and destroy, and is the first blasphemer recorded in God’s written word, the Bible (1 Peter 5:8; Genesis chapter 3).

But Satan’s days are numbered. His fate, and the fate of those who follow him is sealed (Revelation 20:1-10).

Throughout the ages, blasphemers have come from all walks of life, races, and religious belief systems. Although the word blasphemer brings to mind the atheist, a New Age UFO cult-leader, or a shrewd, egg-headed man in Siberia who claims to be “Jesus Christ,” oddly enough, there are blasphemers who claim to be Christian, many of whom carry Bibles in their hands.

Here is a list of what all blasphemers have in common, whether or not they claim to be Christian:

  • they mock the God of the Bible (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) and refer to God with words and actions that bring dishonor to the Creator and Sustainer of the universe.they downplay sound, Biblical theology and teachings, and twist and misinterpret Scripture to conform to their particular belief system.
  • they play wiser than God, attempt to reduce God to their human level of mentality, and believe God can be manipulated according to their own thoughts, whims, and fancies.
  • to them, God is no more than a cool dude waving a peace sign, and a fellow goatee-wearing, earring-dangling beatnik with a good sense of humor.
  • they cause doubt, and even shipwreck the faith in weak and innocent believers. They drive the unsaved further into sin and further away from Jesus Christ (i.e., If this is Christianity, I want no part of it!).
  • they are severely malnourished in God’s written word, and driven by their own feelings, emotions, and experiences.
  • they rely on “new revelations” from their corrupt leaders, and consider themselves the holiest of all. Many have been conned into believing they are “God’s chosen army” who will usher in a worldwide revival.
  • they promote each other, mimic each other, and feed off of each other’s folly. They compete with each other to see who can come up with the most outlandish, blasphemous terms and catch-phrases.
  • they condition and desensitize new recruits over a period of time to believe what they say–even over the Bible. They are the deceived leading the deceived; the manipulated leading the manipulated.
  • they push the gullible into supporting their “ministry” with financial donations and by purchasing books, videos, and DVDs–all of which fund trips around the world and expensive lifestyles.
  • they ridicule discerning Christians who reach out with correction and rebuke, and warn them to “stop attacking” and “stop judging” the anointed. Yet, they stand guilty of the very thing they accuse others of doing.
  • those who disagree with their ungodly behavior and damnable teachings are considered either sub-Christian or religious zealots, Pharisees, cultists, fear-mongers, hate-mongers, sensationalists, liars, witch hunters, heresy hunters, unsaved, and haters of Jesus Christ, who are possessed by a “religious spirit.”

but in reality, in these last days it is they who are …lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; avoid such men as these (2 Timothy 3:1-5).

What you are about to read is a list of terms and catch-phrases from the mouths and writings of blasphemers within the hyper-Charismatic movement–a movement gone wild and, perhaps in some cases, mentally disturbed (refer to the YouTube video, John Crowder: Magic Carpet Ride by VinnieActs2030).

As you read the terms and catch-phrases, if you truly believe that Jesus is your drug, the Holy Spirit is a crack pipe, the gospel is thick and juicy mud, and that the glory of God is Papa’s milky goo, be encouraged to study the following Scriptures, for they are God’s written commands and warnings to those who flippantly mock and dishonor the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in callous disrespect, dishonor, and irreverence:

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain (Exodus 20:7).

You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people (Exodus 22:28).

You shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the LORD (Leviticus 19:2).

Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? And against whom have you raised your voice, and haughtily lifted up your eyes? Against the Holy One of Israel! (2 Kings 19:22)

“Now therefore, what do I have here,” declares the LORD, “seeing that My people have been taken away without cause?” Again the LORD declares, “Those who rule over them howl, and My name is continually blasphemed all day long” (Isaiah 52:5).

“Therefore, son of man, speak to the house of Israel and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Yet in this your fathers have blasphemed Me by acting treacherously against Me” (Ezekiel 20:7).

Fools mock at sin, but among the upright there is good will (Proverbs 14:9).

For “THE NAME OF GOD IS BLASPHEMED AMONG THE GENTILES BECAUSE OF YOU,” just as it is written (Romans 2:24).

This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight, keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith. Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme (1 Timothy 1:18-20).

Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called? (James 2:7)

And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven (Revelation 13:6).

Terms and catch-phrases of the ungodly:

Alcoholic Beverages (references to):

drunken bartender
Holy Ghost bartender
Jesus is my bartender
Godaholics
Holy Ghost drunks
angel bell figurine/statuette to summon bartender angels
drink with the fat Friars
angel cup for Godka (God + vodka)
Godka Holy Spirits
releasing the slobbery drunken glory
suckling Godka
drunken druelers
drunken slosh pit
drunk in the Spirit
drinking in the cemetery
drunk circus
drunken glory
drunkenness is holy
drunken masters
Guild of Drunken Masters
Extreme Drinking conference
firewater of God
holy intoxication
drinking with the Holy Ghost
heavy holiday drunken glory
drunken evangelism is dominion evangelism
loaded with the revelation beer of heaven
pop open a cold one and enjoy a frosty mug of revelation
suckle the wine vine
wasted on the revelation drinks
too drunk in the Spirit to drive
shot glass filled with streams of living water
“Yer gonna have to learn to hold yer liquor” (Bob Jones)

Animalistic behavior:

barking like dogs
growling, snarling in Jesus’ name
shaking like a mad dog
shaking uncontrollably
howling like wolves
crawling around on hands and knees (also wearing a leash)
hissing like snakes
clucking like chickens
chicken impartation (clucking sounds)
sheep impartation
oinking like pigs
piggy anointing
chirping like birds
drunken druelers
foaming at the mouth

Anointing:

piggy anointing (snorting sounds)
blitzed on the anointing
release of the pig anointing
party in the anointing
meth anointing (crystal meth)
imparting the anointing

Apostolic covering:

apostolic covering ball cap
apostolic government
apostolic global conquest
“Apostolic finger” (gesture with middle fingers)

Drugs (references to):

smoking Jehovahjuana
meth anointing (crystal meth)
angel pipe full of happy Pappy
Jesus is my drug
post-glory dust snorting impartation
heavenly portal of Holy Ghost crack
taking power hits off the baby Jesus
smoking the Holy Spirit crack pipe
smoking the cross of Christ
toking the Bible
huffing the Bible
smoking the Bible
licking the Bible
five layer toke
power injection off baby Jesus
The Crack Shop
smoking the Holy Spirit crack pipe in Papa’s pleasureland
huffing olive wood from the garden of Gethsemane
snorting dust from the tomb of Jesus Christ
smoking the Lamb of God

Glory of God:

swimming in Papa’s milky goo
glory shoobie-boobie juice
glory hose to heaven
glory-soaked
glory chunks
glory juice of our Papa
suckling Lucy the milk angel
bliss bashes
electrum Bliss
bliss bombs
hammered in the glory
buttery, intoxicating glory
blissed out on the God of ecstasy
immersing into electric solitude
possessed by a realm of supernatural glory
HA-HA-HA GLORY!
Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!
enigma realm of God’s glory
glory acceleration
no high like the most High
monkey bliss bombs
dominion glory
glory juice of Papa
trance formed by glory invasion
caught up in the ecstatic realm
releasing the slobbery drunken glory
releasing the glory
soaking in the glory
ecstatic trance
ecstasy trance
ecstatic worship
trance glory
tranced-out in the glory
heavy, trance-like glory
nuclear glory dew
revelatory realm of heaven
glory hose to heaven

Gospel:

gospel euphoria
the gospel is pure laughter!
buzz evangelism
birthing revival (man simulates childbirth with a beach ball)
baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and BAM!
smearing one’s face into the gospel like a pig in a trough
rolling around in the gospel like a pig in the mud
thick and juicy mud of the gospel
the real gospel, not the do-it-yourself kind

Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit:

inhaling the Holy Ghost
blowing the Holy Ghost
huffing the Holy Ghost
toking the Ghost
slinging the Holy Spirit
slinging the Shing Ding
smoking the Holy Spirit crack pipe
Holy Ghost pusher
hurricane of the Spirit
heavenly portal of Holy Ghost crack
infected with the Holy Ghost virus
dreuling (slobbering) in the spirit
take a ride on the mystical Holy Ghost carpet
throwing the mind through the Spirit
transporting in the Spirit
positioning yourself for transport in the Spirit
super sloshing in the Spirit
whacked in the Spirit
whacked up in the Holy Ghost
Holy Ghost crack of heaven
holy toking
heresy hunters hate Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit

Holy/Holiness of God:

circus holay (holy circus)
holy laughter
holy intoxication
holy whacking teachings
holy electricity
holy electrical buzz
crazy funk worship
tingling sensations in hands, arms, and body

Jesus Christ:

denial of the deity of Jesus Christ and the Trinity
Jesus had to be born again in hell
swimming in the fatty-ashes of the Lord Jesus
pentagram (taking it back in the name of Jesus)
laid-down lover of Jesus
Jesus, life of the party
Jesus hippies
jackin’ for Gzuz
naughty stuff in Jesus’ name
chamber room intimacy with Jesus
taking Jesus into the shower
fullness of Jesus’ deity imparted into your belly
High Priest of bliss
possessed by Mr. Bliss
slosh fest on the blood of Jesus
blood of Jesus makes you evil for inside and outside
smashed and drunk on the finished work of Jesus Christ
being high and drunk on Jesus’ Love
shigga-digga-ding-dong of Jesus
thick, sticky dew of the Lord
feast on the flesh of Jesus
snorting dust from the tomb of Jesus Christ
smoking the Lamb of God
smoking the baby Jesus
silly for da Lord
qwokked up on Jesus
jacked up on Jesus
jacked up on Jeebah
high on Jesus
Jesus junkie
Jesus is my drug
visits, visitations from “Jesus”
crazy like Jesus
Jesus is the true source of beer, vodka, and weed
Jesus juice
Lambinator (Lamb of God + Terminator)
Lambacide
Jesus trip
whacking the masses with Jesus juice!
whacked-out on Jesus
whacked up on the cross of Jesus Christ
permiwhacked on the gospel of Jesus Christ
permiwhacked on Jesus
Jesus injected into your spirit (with needle)
smoking the cross of Christ

Religion/Religious Spirit:

spirit of religion
religion is crap
crap flowing through the church
religious demonic persecution
persecutors of the Apostolic church
Jezebel religious system
sewage flowing down the aisles of church religion is crap
God’s doing away with all the religious doo-doo
Christian #2 doo-doo
religious demons/devils
mysticism
mystical schools
necromancy (communication with the dead)
levitation
prophetic numerology
stigmata (blood, oil, gold dust on hands)
restoration of mystical Christianity

False belief systems within the hyper-Charismatic movement:

Word of Faith
Manifest Sons of God
Dominionism
Kingdom Now
Latter Rain
New Apostolic Reformation
Apostolic Movement
Restoration Movement
Third Wave
New Breed
Signs and Wonders Movement
Toronto Blessing
Pensacola Outpouring
Lakeland Revival
Centering Prayer
Contemplative Spirituality
Mysticism
Indigenous Peoples Movement
International Coalition of Apostles

Closing comments…

In what can be best described as savagery in the name of God, the above terms and catch-phrases are the product of twisted minds, and a bi-product of doctrines of demons the Apostle Paul warned about in 1 Timothy 4:1-2.

Question: Why would anyone who claims to love God turn around and mock, scorn, and blaspheme His holy and precious Name? The Bible provides the answers:

For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things (Philippians 3:18-19).

Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived (2 Timothy 3:12-13).

For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain (Titus 1:10-11).

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap (Galatians 6:7).

On the outside, the hyper-Charismatic movement is growing, and has spent years trying to convince Christians that its “apostles,” prophets, teachers, evangelists, and revivalists are legitimate and a “must have” within the body of Christ. But in the background, it has spent years producing a steady stream of male and female heretics, false prophets, and false healers.

But growth and popularity within what claims to be Christian doesn’t necessarily mean it is sanctioned by God. The hyper-Charismatic movement separated from truth and common sense many years ago. Thus, what appears to be a steady growth and popularity is, in reality, a steady decline and a fulfillment of Scripture:

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

If God were their Father, they would love and understand Jesus Christ. Their terms and words would be filled with honor, respect, and humility for the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (John 8:42-44). But blasphemers mimic their father, the devil, who was cast out of heaven thousands of years ago. Unless there is repentance, those who blaspheme God will be prevented from entering heaven:

But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed. Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever (Jude 1:10-13).

Blasphemers present a clear and present danger to the spiritual welfare of the believer, as well as those searching for the real Jesus Christ. The damage caused by these men and women to individuals, families, and the cause of Christ is beyond words.

Recommended reading and viewing:

Will The Real Blasphemers Please Stand Up? by Sandy Simpson

To Judge or Not to Judge: The Rights and Wrongs of Biblical Discernment

What God Has To Say About False Prophets

For the Love of Jesus Christ: When Paul was weak, he was strong

Videos by LocalPastor

Todd Bentley Articles Page

Todd Bentley Videos Page

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Angelic Delusion

Posted by susanb99 on January 11, 2009

Angels, angels, angels…

Or should I say, demons, demons, demons…

James Goll, Todd Bentley, Ryan Wyatt, John Arnott, and Bobby Conner

Stay clear from these people and their demonic teachings.

HT: Christian Research Service

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Casey Treat’s Possibility Thinking

Posted by susanb99 on October 13, 2008

On February 24, 2008, Casey Treat was a guest of Robert H. Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral fame. Here is an excerpt of the interview during the service:

Casey Treat: …we [Casey & Wendy] were married and started Christian Faith Center together. …and you [Schuller] were building the Crystal Cathedral…

…and we were birthing a new church. But we would watch you on television and we’d be inspired. I always loved Romans 12:2, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind” because I knew I had to change my thinking as well as my relationship with God. So I would see you, hear about possibility thinking, if they can do it at Crystal Cathedral we can do it in Seattle. A few months ago, we moved into a 5,000 seat sanctuary.

…And I would say your ministry has a part of building that church in the Northwest. (Online Source)

Schuller’s ministry has been based since 1969 on “Self-Esteem Theology”, a belief he wrote about in his books. Jesus died to alleviate low self-esteem; the preaching of sin is “a polluted message of shame, humiliation, and undeserved embarrassment” (Prayer: My Soul’s Adventure with God, p. 45, Published by T. Nelson 1995). But Jesus did not die on the cross to ELEVATE SELF. Jesus made it very clear that we must DENY SELF, pick up our cross and follow Him.

Treat has built his theology and church on “possibility thinking”, the very cornerstone of the self-esteem theologists. This belief is mimicked in the Word/Faith movement and Prosperity Gospel of which Treat is very much a part. Build up self, feel better about self, make more money for self, and above all — give more money to the church. The “possibility thinking” along with the Prosperity Gospel is based on the love of money which is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10).

Casey Treat’s name is prominently displayed on the Crystal Cathedral website. In fact they also sell his latest book How to Be Your Best When You Feel Your Worst, since his teachings fall in step with Schuller’s heretical theology. If Treat was actually preaching/teaching the “polluted message” of sin and repentance, his book would not be found on Schuller’s site.

Treat, along with his wife Wendy, have been pushing contemplative spirituality advocates (John Eldredge, M. Scott Peck, etc. see previous article), the Prosperity Gospel, possibility thinking with the self-esteem theology — all of which are directly contrary to the Word of God.

Related Articles:
Self Empowerment March 2009
The Apostasy of Casey Treat January 2007

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The Apostasy of Casey Treat

Posted by susanb99 on October 13, 2008

From Simplicity In Christ.wordpress.com

The Apostasy of Casey Treat
by Susan Bertalotto
January 2007

I have known of Casey Treat for many years now. He had been a drug addict until becoming a Christian and had attended Bible school in Seattle, then started a church south of Seattle. I had attended the church several times throughout the years; it was just a normal, evangelical church, eventually growing into a mega-church.

About six years ago, I became aware of something I thought was odd at the time. Since I was a singles co-ordinator at a Seattle-area church, I came into contact with single adults who were or had been attending Treat’s church, Christian Faith Center (CFC). There was talk of CFC and Treat promoting particular books, supposedly “good” books. Among them was “The Road Less Traveled” by M. Scott Peck. I didn’t know anything about “New Age”, “contemplative spirituality”, and the such. But there was definitely something off regarding that book and others, although I can’t remember the names of the other books. They were similar-type self-help books, every one of them devoid of the clear Gospel of Jesus Christ. “The Road Less Traveled” is NOT a Christian book. It is a “guide to confronting and resolving our problems”, all without Jesus Christ. How can a Christian forget that Jesus Christ is the ONLY WAY TO GOD, the only antidote for sin? By NOT being a Christian, that’s how. Casey Treat recommends this book and others like it, leading people down the broad path to destruction.

Then in 2004, I again attended CFC while visiting friends. That particular Sunday, after the worship service, Casey Treat drove up the middle aisle on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was advertising and promoting the Wednesday night men’s group that he taught. The reason for the Harley? Treat was demonstrating his “wild at heart” proclivities. He informed the men in the congregation that the book “Wild At Heart” by John Eldredge was being used in the men’s group. I just laughed; have you ever heard of that book?

“Wild At Heart” is an emotional, beat-on-the-chest publication that describes how a man can be what he is meant to be. Oops, how a man can be what he is meant to be IN GOD. Eldredge had to add that or else Christians wouldn’t be suckered into buying it. I had checked into that book in 2002 when someone had asked me about it. You can look up parts of the book on amazon.com. On pages 3 and 4, the basic premise of the whole book is stated: (paraphrased) “Adam was created in the wilderness, outside of the Garden of Eden; Eve was created IN the Garden. Because Adam was created in the wilderness and placed in the Garden, he didn’t really belong there and wanted to get out the whole time he was in communion with God.” I kid you not! Read it for yourself. Since when does Adam want to get OUT of the Garden? The reason he left is because of SIN. Not because he wanted to be “wild at heart”. The whole premise is laughable if it wasn’t so sad.

So Casey Treat bought the whole story – hook, line, and sinker. And he is teaching and encouraging the men in his church to buy into a lie also. Where is his discernment? Why is he not protecting the flock from wolves such as John Eldredge and Scott Peck?

When I attended CFC in 2004, the church was quite empty of the Spirit of God. “Great” worship – “great” preaching, that’s what I heard people say, although I didn’t see or hear that. Everything is choreographed; perfection is the game. Pleasing the people. Reminds me of Rick Warren and his “felt-needs”. Very similar spirits.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1

Unfortunately, Casey Treat has veered off onto a broad road. And he’s taking a lot of undiscerning people with him.

Update February 2007
On page 270 of M. Scott Peck’s book, The Road Less Traveled, Mr. Peck states:

God wants us to become Himself (or Herself or Itself). We are growing toward godhood. God is the goal of evolution.

Another person who teaches a distorted doctrine of godhood is Creflo Dollar, a colleague of Casey Treat and a speaker (along with Frederick K C Price) at Treat’s Vision 2007 Conference. Dollar believes that God “produced” humans after His own kind, therefore we are gods. That teaching is New Age/Occult, through and through.

A very telling quote is found on Lighthouse Trails Research site:

The premise of this [New Age thought, et al] is that we all have a divine essence within us, and we just need to get in touch with it. In other words, as panentheists teach, God is in all of creation, including all human beings, and once a person becomes aware of this, there are no limits to what he can achieve.

Casey Treat believes Satan’s lie also – that we humans are gods. It is obvious, from the books he recommends and the teachers he allows in his church, that he is a false teacher.

Update April 2009
In his latest book How To Be Your Best When You Feel Your Worst, Treat writes of his experience with battling Hepatitis C from which he has now recovered. He uses his experences to encourage others to find help, through his five steps, with depression, marriage issues, health problems, financial struggles, stress, etc. Unfortunately he teaches that low self-esteem and low self-image is at the root of the “problems”.

Page 234: … many of us struggle with the same issues and sin as the world around us — and much of that struggle is rooted in negative self-esteem.

Struggles and “issues” are rooted in SIN, not in how well a person esteems him/herself. The Bible does not teach us to beat up ourselves, but it certainly doesn’t exhort us to regard ourselves higher now than we did in the past so we can cope with life’s “struggles” today. Only through Jesus Christ can we have the liberty and victory from sin. Jesus is the One who said to deny SELF and take up our cross and follow Him. He never once said we need to feel better about SELF in order to be reconciled to God or be a better Christian.

Treat is very sincere and endevours to be uplifting in his attempt to help alleviate a person’s “negative self-image”. But that teaching is not biblical and will not assist anyone in being stronger in their faith in God. Everything we need is through Jesus Christ, not through “self”.

New Articles:
Self Empowerment March 2009
Casey Treat’s Possibility Thinking October 2008

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