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Common Errors in Biblical Interpretation Exposed

Posted by susanb99 on March 24, 2013

An article from cicministry.org:

Common Errors in Biblical Interpretation Exposed

Ways the Scriptures are Often Misinterpreted
by Bob DeWaay

The Bible, history’s most published, studied, translated and quoted book, is also its most misused and misinterpreted book. Cults and false religions use it to their own ends and others simply misinterpret it. That this occurs so often leads many to assume the Bible has no clear meaning. This is a false assumption. That any given passage is misunderstood, purposely or otherwise, does not demonstrate that the author of the passage had no clear meaning in mind. Nor does it follow that the readers cannot discern this meaning. In this article we will expose common errors in Biblical interpretation and show how to avoid them. Continue Reading…

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Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

Posted by susanb99 on April 11, 2009

Isaiah 53:3-5

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

John 20:1-18

The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,

And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

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Jews and Christians Worship the Same God?

Posted by susanb99 on February 17, 2009

Do Jews and Christians Worship the Same God?
by Susan Bertalotto
February 2009

I have heard comments from people I know, and read articles on the internet that state:

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the Christian and Jewish God. The Jews don’t believe that Jesus is the Messiah, but why does that preclude them from reverencing the God of scripture?

I had answered that question one time with the fact that the Jewish god does not have a Son Jesus Christ, so they can’t be the same God. Big difference, right? The questioner retorted that the Jewish god is still the same God as they worshipped before Jesus came so nothing has changed.

But that just isn’t true. Jesus Christ IS God. So how can anyone say that without Jesus they are worshipping “God”? Jesus is the Word made flesh, the second Person of the Godhead who came to earth as fully God and fully human (John 1). If Jesus Christ is removed as a Person of the Godhead, then I suppose the Jews could say, at best, that they worship a “fractured” god which is a false god according to the Bible.

Why do so many Christians believe that the definition of God is “He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob”? How about Jesus Christ? The Jews have rejected Jesus as the Messiah, therefore they have rejected the true God. Some of those who believe this fallacy are Casey Treat and John Hagee, plus many more prominent Bible “teachers”. Be careful what you learn in Sunday’s sermons and on the internet. Do not be deceived.

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also].
1st John 2:22-23

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Memorizing the Bible

Posted by susanb99 on February 16, 2009

Memorizing the Bible

I have added a new page to this site (see tab above) to download a PDF file which explains how to memorize scripture.

I would recommend this approach for anyone who is interested in scripture memorization and for those who are weary of fumbling around looking for a particular verse.

How to Memorize the Bible

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John Bevere & Oral Roberts Promote Doctrines of Demons

Posted by susanb99 on May 8, 2008

In March, I had posted from Slice of Laodicea.com regarding The Source of the Secret DVD, a promotion of The Secret – The Law of Attraction. See the post here.

The Secret was originally written by Esther Hicks by channeling “Abraham”, a group of spirit guides (demons). To harness the power of The Secret, one must think positively, which changes one’s environment and events positively and therefore a person becomes a magnet for “good things”. Anyone can use the method and be successful, without Jesus Christ. The Secret also teaches that a person can become One with the universe. Just the fact that this spiritual process came from demons should keep any Christian away from this material.

The Source of the Secret trailer explains how one can use The Secret, but take it further to the SOURCE of The Secret. Since demons are the ones who “wrote” The Secret, the SOURCE is satan. There are no two ways about it — either a spiritual teaching comes from God, or it comes from satan.

The Source of the Secret trailer with Ron McIntosh, Peter Daniels, Ed Gungor, Kyla Kurian, Robb Thompson, Victor Dickson, Brett Fuller, and Dan Arnold.

Another version The Source of the Secret trailer with Ron McIntosh, Robb Thompson, Oral Roberts, Brett Fuller, Lynette Lewis, Michael Hammer, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, and Ed Gungor:

Since John Bevere wasn’t mentioned or interviewed in the trailers, I emailed his ministry messengerinternational.org two months ago to find out if he was aware of the promotion. I just now received a response (bolding in original):

Thank you so much for sending us your concern. We’d love to take this opportunity to explain our participation in the Christian project, THE SOURCE OF THE SECRET.

In 2006, THE SECRET, became an international bestselling book and DVD. It was considered by many a testament to the power of the human mind. The teaching of THE SECRET (a repackaging of The Law of Attraction) revealed a spiritual hunger in individuals searching for a better life. The purpose is to encourage individuals to cultivate a positive mental and emotional outlook, though THE SECRET has one significant missing ingredient– it failed to credit the Source and Creator of all the universal laws (including the law of attraction).

With a passion to explain the true source behind THE SECRET, a few Christian leaders (Dr. Rob Thompson, Shad Wehrli and Tom Newman) produced a DVD called THE SOURCE OF THE SECRET intended to take viewers beyond the surface truths of THE SECRET to discover God. Through a combination of interviews with teachers and authors, the purpose of THE SOURCE OF THE SECRET is to introduce people to the Creator of all laws at work in the universe. THE SOURCE OF THE SECRET delves deeper into ideas behind attaining wealth and health, conscious versus sub-conscious, heart versus mind, and gratitude. Interviews feature Oral Roberts, Ron McIntosh, Brett Fuller, Dr. Ken Bakken, Dr. Alex Loyd, Dr. Gene Flood, Ed Gungor, Rev. Kerry Shook, Father John Calbhom, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Lynette Lewis, Bob Harrison, Charles Mann, Michael Armand Hammer, Brian Klemmer and more.

During my interview on THE SOURCE OF THE SECRET, I had the opportunity to share my passion for Jesus, who is the Source of all life. We thank you for standing for this Truth with us, and we do appreciate your heart for holiness and devotion to the faith of Jesus Christ. It is an honor to have people like you who are supporting the work God is doing at Messenger International.

For His Kingdom,
John & Lisa Bevere
& the Messenger International team

John and Lisa say: “The Source of the Secret is to introduce people to the Creator of all laws at work in the universe.” Unfortunately, the Beveres, et al, are introducing their audience to demon activity, to satan, and the works of the flesh. When one leaves the moorings of the infallible Word of God, this is the result – apostasy. Did Jesus die on the cross and rise again just to placate those who are “searching for a better life”, so we can help them “delve deeper into ideas behind attaining wealth and health”?

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron. 1st Timothy 4:1-2 

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Fake ‘Child Faith Healers’: Passing the Occult Mantle to the Children

Posted by susanb99 on May 8, 2008

This article, along with new posts and articles, can also be read on Revival Time, a new Simplicity In Christ blog

In this post Targeting The Children, I wrote about Todd Bentley, Bob Jones, and Patricia King encouraging children to experience occult phenomenon, teaching them to go up to the “third heaven”.

During the current Lakeland Healing Revival, Bentley is planning to teach children to “heal” people. How exactly is that done? Bentley talks about it 3:33 minutes into this video:

MOTHER: You remember yesterday, this little guy came up [indicating one of her sons] for the cyst that was the size of a quarter that had shrunk down, and while he was on the floor, you [Bentley] prayed ‘Lord, use him!’. Well, my husband is absolutely 100% deaf in his left ear….This little guy got that gift of faith imparted into him. His dad is working in Virgina and couldn’t be here. My son said ‘Put the phone up to your deaf ear!’

[…]

BENTLEY: And I said the Lord was going to use him in miracles!? And he started his miracle ministry!? And his deaf father… got healed!

[..]

BENTLEY: The CHILDREN!! The healing revival’s going to be on the CHILDREN!!

[…]

4:36 minutes:
BENTLEY: And who’s this little girl?

MOTHER: That’s my daughter. She just wants more of the anointing! (laughter)

BENTLEY (to girl): Come here, sweetie. How old are you?

GIRL: Nine.

BENTLEY: You want the anointing because your mother got it.

GIRL: Uh huh.

BENTLEY: What do you want to do with the anointing?

GIRL: Um, heal people.

[…]

BENTLEY (to boy who prayed for father): So did you feel anything after I prayed for you, young man?

BOY: Uh huh.

BENTLEY: What did you feel?

BOY: Like fire.

BENTLEY: You’re 10…. Now you want to pray for the sick?.. Your dad got healed of a deaf ear!

BOY: Yes!

BENTLEY: The surgeons told him he would never hear!… It’s impossible! What else can God do?

BOY: He can heal people in wheelchairs.

BENTLEY: Are you going to pray for the sick?

BOY: Uh huh.

BENTLEY: My God! He’s going to pray for the sick! Anoint him with fire!

7:10 minutes:
BENTLEY: I’m telling you! How many of you have children? How many of you have grandchildren? [show of hands] How many of you know somebody that needs to have their children anointed? How about young people? Tomorrow night, this weekend! It’s going to be powerful!

8:36 minutes:
BENTLEY: And you know what? The greatest miracles are happening to the children! People are being healed in the atmosphere! I didn’t pray for that man in the wheelchair! Have you seen me lay hands on any people tonight? My job is getting the Holy Ghost and speak what I see, and God’s moving sovereignly in mighty power. healing people over the TV and the internet, and using ordinary men and women. He’s going to use you! This anointing is for the Body of Christ!

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Bentley “imparted” the gift of faith to the boy, and now he is a faith-healer. The girl wants to imitate her mommy so Bentley believes she will heal people too. What a circus! What apostasy! Where is Jesus Christ in this sham!?

Jesus requires that we are regenerated by the Spirit of God before we can preach the Gospel or heal people, and all is done through the power of God, not through our (or our children’s) wanting to be part of a “movement”, “something big”, a “great move of God”, or “I want to be like mommy”. These children may or may not know God through Jesus Christ, but it is obvious that Bentley does not care one way or the other. All he wants is brainwashed people and their children in order to build up his Healing Army. All glory goes to Todd Bentley and his fallen angels.

This fake anointing, this occult anointing, this spirit is not of God.

Related Articles:
Todd Bentley the Highly Inaccurate “Prophet”
“ANGELS” & the FLORIDA HEALING REVIVAL – Warning!

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