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The Prophetic Glasses Movement

Posted by Simplicity In Christ on July 22, 2010

From Christian Research Service by Bud Press

The Prophetic Movement teaches its followers that they can live in perfect health. If that is true, why are so many wearing glasses?

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May Day Prayers – What Repentance?

Posted by Simplicity In Christ on April 28, 2010

The following article is from Herescope / Discernment Research Group which reveals the esoteric theology behind the New Apostolic Reformation, a group of self-named “apostles” who plan to take dominion over the Tea Party Movement and eventually the world:

An excerpt of the article:

Folks, wake up! These people are the self-appointed, self-anointed “apostles” – global leaders of an aberrant cult called Latter Rain, which they renamed the New Apostolic Reformation.[9] These are the same “prophets” that brought you the Toronto and Pensacola drunken-laughing revivals where people barked like dogs, writhed in birthing pains, and worse.[10] This is the same crowd that brought us Todd Bentley in Lakeland, Florida, now disgraced by flagrant sins, whom they are still trying to spiff up.[11] These are the same leaders who propped up Ted Haggard. Worse, these are the same NAR “apostles” who are trying to create a “Joel’s Army.” Follow the links in this article and the two previous Herescope posts on this topic! And then ask, are these the type of “respectable leaders” we want praying prayers of repentance on behalf of the American church!?

May Day Prayers

What Repentance?

 

“I AM brooding over many areas in the earth – government, economic and spiritual structures – and changing the structures of how these systems have operated in past seasons….
“There are sounds that are flowing through your blood. There are sounds that I am rearranging in the bloodlines of nations. Get in step with My harmony and the earth. I AM shaking nations into MY next order.”
–Chuck Pierce[1]

It is the dominion activity of the church, especially relative to Israel, that creates the kairos moment of His return. Taking dominion of the earth should be the object of the church’s obsession.
– Mark Pfeifer[2]

One of the most amazing aspects of the May Day event, planned in Washington, D.C. at the Lincoln Memorial on May 1, 2010, is its Official Program stating the “Prayers of Repentance for the Seven Mountains of Culture.”[3] Many good-intentioned believers are being led into this event because they support its conservative political ideologies and moral overtones. They support Israel and they are against abortion. But do these folks also support the Seven Mountains of Culture Mandate? And are they fully in agreement with the esoteric theology of these spiritual warfare prayers and the Dominionist goals of the NAR leaders of the May Day event?

This May Day prayer event is linked in many ways with the Global Day of Prayer (GDOP) that was launched five years ago in 2005. Ostensibly a group prayer event, the GDOP was in fact a not-so-subtle way to introduce the wacky, esoteric and heretical doctrines of the New Apostolic Reformation[4] to the rest of the world, compliments of a global satellite hookup. Discernment Ministries wrote extensively about the GDOP in two key reports posted here and here.[5] Rick Warren launched his “2nd Reformation” in connection with this GDOP prayer event, and we commented at the time that

The Global Day of Prayer appears to be a chief mechanism for launching a “Second Reformation” in Christianity. The GDOP provides a convenient vehicle to transition the church from the old order to a new global order. Rick Warren is quoted as saying at the Global Day of Prayer event, “The first Reformation was about belief; this one’s going to be about behavior.”[6]

The scripted prayers for the Global Day of Prayer are similar to the suggested prayers of the May Day event. Both call for a transformation in the “spheres” (otherwise known as “mountains”) of culture, and both call for a Christian cultural mandate.[7] In 2005 we analyzed these types of prayers and summarized the goals:

The dominionists teach that restoration occurs as believers serve as stewards of this world, taking back what belongs to God. Believers are to bring the Kingdom of heaven to earth and enforce the dominion and authority of heaven upon everything evil. The spheres are a way to channel this mandate.[7]

This May Day event is connected to the GDOP because the prayer leaders of the May Day event are interconnected with the same leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation that brought us the GDOP. The Official Program indicates that the May Day schedule at 9 A.M. launches prayers of “Repentance for the Mountain of Religion” and for the “The Church,” given by Dutch Sheets, Chuck Pierce and Cindy Jacobs, among others. These false “apostles” are connected with C. Peter Wagner and his International Coalition of Apostles, who believe they have a Dominion mandate on earth.

Folks, wake up! These people are the self-appointed, self-anointed “apostles” – global leaders of an aberrant cult called Latter Rain, which they renamed the New Apostolic Reformation.[9] These are the same “prophets” that brought you the Toronto and Pensacola drunken-laughing revivals where people barked like dogs, writhed in birthing pains, and worse.[10] This is the same crowd that brought us Todd Bentley in Lakeland, Florida, now disgraced by flagrant sins, whom they are still trying to spiff up.[11] These are the same leaders who propped up Ted Haggard. Worse, these are the same NAR “apostles” who are trying to create a “Joel’s Army.” Follow the links in this article and the two previous Herescope posts on this topic! And then ask, are these the type of “respectable leaders” we want praying prayers of repentance on behalf of the American church!?

Furthermore, the “Prayers of Repentance for the Seven Mountains of Culture” in the Official Program for the event indicates that these prayers are based on a recently-concocted theology called IDENTIFICATIONAL REPENTANCE.[12] We wrote extensively about this theology in a Herescope post on August 10, 2007, where we referred to it as a key tenet of Dominionism. In our report, we noted that this prayer warfare is based on the idea that a believer must repent for others’ sins, including those sins done in the past by ancestors and/or those sins done corporately by a nation or group. Al Dager, in his book The World Christian Movement (Sword 2001) presents a short synopsis:

“The idea of identificational repentance is to stand in the gap as a substitute for a corporate people in order to nullify so-called ‘generational curses.’

“In essence, it is to identify oneself with a corporate group of people to confess that group’s social sins (e.g., I’m a white man who killed an Indian and stole his land). This is the basis of the Reconciliation Movement.” (p. 125)[13]

How did this particular heresy come about? We explained its history:

C. Peter Wagner, chief “apostle” of the New Apostolic Reformation, lists “Identificational Repentance” as one of the “10 Major Prayer Innovations of the 1990s,” which includes “Strategic-level spiritual warfare,” “Prayer evangelism,” “On-site praying,” “City transformation,” “Commitment to the land,” and “Spiritual mapping,” among others. This list is basically a compilation of the new prayer-warfare doctrines that were promulgated during the 1990s….

C. Peter Wagner cites “Identificational Repentance” as one of the key “New Spiritual Weapons” for advancing the Kingdom of God on earth. In other words, “identificational repentance” is a useful tool for Dominionism. Wagner believes that in these last days “God has provided the Body of Christ with some new spiritual weapons which will help us penetrate the darkest realms of the Enemy.” Undergirding Wagner’s ideas about spiritual warfare is the erroneous doctrine that Jesus’ work was not finished at the Cross, and that Jesus “has delegated His Church to continue the [war against Satan]” here on earth. Another key component of this new doctrine is the idea of “Corporate Sin.” A corollary heresy teaches that nations are entities (beings) that can corporately experience salvation, and a related heresy teaches that the land itself is spiritual and in need of redemption. These heresies can be found in various traditions of pagan mysticism, but they are not biblical.[14]

The May Day crowds will be praying to “Invite God back into” our land. And they will be confessing the corporate sins of America. But are these people who will be standing at the Lincoln Memorial that day truly guilty of these sins they will be confessing? Probably not! The real sinners won’t be standing there confessing their sins. And that is the problem with Identificational Repentance. This faulty group-prayer theology is based on the idea that the church can transform or redeem the culture, but it does not teach the simplicity of preaching the Gospel of Salvation. Rather it attempts by political action and/or psycho-social means to change the worldview of a secular or pagan society and shape it into a so-called Christian culture. As we summarized it in one post:

Make no mistake about it: the “cultural mandate” to “redeem cultures” (or whatever other terminology is used) is a re-work of the old “Social Gospel” movement of the 20th Century.[15]

There are additional concerns about the prayer theology undergirding this event. Note this webpage: http://www.mayday2010.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=59. Here we learn that “Deborah Fritch, Lite the Fire Ministries; Becca Greenwood, Christian Harvest Int’l and Melinda Richardson, Kingdom Concepts are co-chairing the prayer committee for this gathering.” Who are these women and why have they been put in charge of the May Day prayers? One can visit their websites and learn about their controversial theologies and ministries, which are obviously very enmeshed with the agenda of the NAR:

  • Deborah Fritch of Lite the Fire http://www.litethefire.org/. Her e-mail is given as the key contact person for praying for May Day prayer support. Her ministry is committed to seeing the “Torch” of non-stop prayer go into every sphere of society (mountain) as part of its work on the “Seven Mountains Strategy,”[16] and says its role is “we are here to connect God’s army together.”[17]
  • Becca Greenwood of Christian Harvest International has written a book Destined To Rule: Spiritual Stragies for Advancing the Kingdom of God which is plugged as “Discover your right as Christ’s ambassador to exert power over the enemy and usher forth spiritual & social transformation.”[18]
  • “Prophetess” Melinda Richardson heads up Kingdom Concepts http://kingdomconceptsinc.net which is linked with Chuck Pierce’s Glory of Zion,[19] and believes in his brand of “declaring and decreeing” type of spiritual warfare prayer.[20]

The May Day event, like the Global Day of Prayer, uses a format of scripted public prayers that contain doctrinal messages embedded in them. While one might agree with some of the prayers, other prayers are mixed in that contain the new doctrines of the New Apostolic Reformation. Can you spot the heresies behind these prayers? Are you able to agree with the beliefs of these NAR prayer agents? Will you have the discernment to recognize the prayer language of apostolic Dominionism, even when it comes in the guise of fervent patriotism? We urge those who are supporting this event to carefully investigate our past two reports here and here in light of today’s post. It isn’t too late to withdraw your support of this controversial event. Further reading on this topic is suggested below the footnotes.

The Truth:

The sad fact is that great opportunities to present the message of the Gospel of Salvation are being lost. Precious time is being wasted on these esoteric prayer shenanigans, while those who need to hear the message of the Cross are dying in their sins. Those who truly need to hear a message of repentance, salvation, and hope aren’t being witnessed to. Discipleship isn’t happening. Rather, all of these prayer antics and hullabaloos, decrees and declarations, marches and meditations, and covenants and manifestos are clogging up the works, taking up precious time and resources of the church, and fooling people into thinking they are doing something “spiritual.” It is a false gospel that preaches that the culture/nation can be changed rather than focusing on the lost who will perish in Hell if they do not repent.

The message of Jesus is salvation, and this message is for the individual believer. It is only by ministering the WORD and the preaching the message of the Gospel of Salvation, of Christ’s atoning death for our sins on the cross, that we will reach those who are perishing. And when the lost are truly saved and born again, their lives will change, and this is when the miracles begin to happen, and when the culture around them begins to be positively impacted by the salt and light of their changed lives.

“They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” (1 John 4:5-6)

Endnotes:
1. Chuck Pierce is a leader of the May Day event. Chuck Pierce’s “prophetic utterance” (the reader is supposed to understand that this is an utterance directly from God), “New Harmonies, New Sounds, and a New Army Rising in the Earth!” The Elijah List, November 18, 2008, bold in original: http://www.elijahlist.com/words/html/textonly-111808-Pierce
2. This is a key document explaining the theology that undergirds the 7 Mountains Mandate, which are a modern revision of the Coalition on Revival’s “sphere” documents from the 1980s. Mark Pfeifer, “The Dominion Process: Theology of Reclaiming 7 Mountains” http://www.reclaim7mountains.com/apps/articles/default.asp?articleid=41538&columnid=4347
3. “A Cry to God: May Day 2010: May 1st – Lincoln Memorial: For A Nation In Distress,” Official Program: http://f2a.org/mayday/MayDay2010Program-Color.pdf
4. A full resource page explaining the history and personnel of the New Apostolic Reformation can be found here: http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/newapostolic.html
5. See the first report http://www.discernment-ministries.org/NLMayJune_2005.htm and the follow-up here: http://www.discernment-ministries.org/NLJulyAugust_2005.htm
6. Ibid, http://www.discernment-ministries.org/NLJulyAugust_2005.htm
7. See this post: http://herescope.blogspot.com/2007/07/cultural-mandate.html
8. http://www.discernment-ministries.org/NLJulyAugust_2005.htm
9. Pastor Bob DeWaay, “The Roots and Fruits of the New Apostolic Reformation,” http://cicministry.org/commentary/issue103.htm
10. See Ed Tarkowski’s excellent 1990s article series on the laughing “revivals” beginning here: http://users.stargate.net/~ejt/corpchr1.htm
11. See http://www.morningstarministries.org/Groups/1000040651/MorningStar_Ministries/Media/VIDEO_Todd_Bentleys/VIDEO_Todd_Bentleys.aspx and http://www.elijahlist.com/words/html/textonly-021710-Joyner.html
12. See http://herescope.blogspot.com/2007/08/identificational-repentance.html
13. Ibid.
14. Ibid.
15. http://herescope.blogspot.com/2007/07/redeeming-cultures.html
16. http://www.litethefire.org/7_mountain_torches
17. http://www.litethefire.org/vision
18. http://www.christianharvestintl.org/
19. http://kingdomconceptsinc.net
20. http://kingdomconceptsinc.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22&Itemid=54

For further reading, see the previous two posts on this topic: “The Coalescing of the Christian Right with Apostolic Dominionism: It is not about FREEDOM, it is about DOMINION” http://herescope.blogspot.com/2010/04/coalescing-of-christian-right-with.html and “R&R Revival and Revolt: The Tea Party’s Strange Bedfellows and What They Believe” http://herescope.blogspot.com/2010/04/r-revival-and-revolt.html
Also see this archived Discernment Newsletter, which explains the “spheres,” which are now called “mountains” – http://www.discernment-ministries.org/NL_JulyAugSept1992.pdf
If you are unfamiliar with the history, beliefs and personnel of the New Apostolic Reformation, see Deception in the Church’s NAR webpage: http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/newapostolic.html
For key background reading, read Al Dager’s book on the history of these “sphere” mandates: Vengeance Is Ours: The Church In Dominion, available here: http://home.etcable.net/hestervanboven/products.htm

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R&R Revival and Revolt

Posted by Simplicity In Christ on April 23, 2010

From Herescope / Discernment Research Group:

R&R Revival and Revolt

The Tea Party’s Strange Bedfellows and What They Believe
By Dr. Orrel Steinkamp


“We have sinned… in every sphere of influence…. But there is a remnant…. And if you’re looking… look no further. We will be there at the Lincoln Memorial. And that’s the kind of thing that will touch God’s heart….”

-Janet (Folger) Porter[1]

[NOTE: For important background information on this article, read "The Coalescing of the Christian Right with Apostolic Dominionism" by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, posted on Herescope, 4/8/10 here.]

Initially The Tea Party was populist, libertarian, limited government, anti-socialism and lower taxes, etc. But the first ever National Tea Party Conference in Nashville in February revealed that there has always been an overlap with Christian Right social issues. The Tea Party movement is in danger of being co-opted by the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and its radical agenda. Do the Tea Party folks realize what they are getting into?

Three very prominent Christian Right activists were not only invited to Nashville but had a very public presence. Rick Scarborough, former Southern Baptist minister and founder of the Texas-based Vision America,[2] who also is on the committee for the upcoming May Day event,[3] went to the conference with the purpose to unite the Christian Right with the Tea Party movement. Judge Roy Moore, who gained fame when he was removed from the bench for posting the Ten Commandments in his courthouse, and Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily were also invited speakers. Jonathon Kay, a critic[4] who covered the National Tea Party Convention, reported:

I think the one thing that really did surprise me was the high level of explicitly Christian social conservatism on display here. One of the “breakout sessions” featured a speech from Pastor Rick Scarborough — who is most famous for trying to get America’s preachers more politicized. (“I’m not a Republican. I’m not a Democrat. I’m a Christocrat.”[5]) After his speech, a middle-aged female delegate with a twang stood up and said, during the Q&A, “All the media types are asking us why we’re here. Here’s what I say. We’re all here for a little R&R — revival and revolt. If you’re not a Christian, and a person of faith, you just can’t understand what we’re doing!!” She got a standing ovation.

That same evening Joseph Farah, the Christian conspiracy expert extraordinaire, also underscored the Christian identity of the Tea Party. (For my part this rings true, for in my little town I attended a Tea Party recently and everyone there was a Christian because I knew them all.) Farah’s remarks about Christians taking over the cultural institutions of society sounded very like the 7 Mountain Mandate of the New Apostolic Reformation which is about taking over the governments, economies, and social systems of our nation and the rest of the world. The LA Times reported on Farah’s remarks at the Tea Party Convention:Farah went on to urge tea party activists to think beyond winning congressional elections in November and “take over not only the political institutions, but the cultural institutions, like the press, the entertainment industry, the universities, and yes the churches.”[6]

Shortly after the Tea Party Convention Rick Scarborough launched his own Religious Right version of the Tea Party Movement,[7] changing the Tea Party’s “Taxed Enough Already” acronym to “Truth Exalts America.” He also used the Tea Party convention to unveil something he is calling the “‘Patriot Pastors’ Tea Party.” [8] This is a national call to pastors to come to San Antonio, on July 7. This will be held at the 7th largest city in America on the 7th day of the 7th month for 7 hours at the plaza of the Alamo. (Apparently Scarborough has copied the NAR for esoteric numerical symbolism.) Scarborough asserts that there are 7000 pastors who haven’t “bowed the knee to Baal” and calls for these pastors to use the next 17 weeks leading up to Election Day to “work towards national revival” and to go on a “seven day chosen fast.”[9] This focus on the number seven is connected to the 7 mountains (“spheres”) agenda to take over culture. Scarborough is very connected to this Dominionist agenda.[10]

Scarborough’s National Patriot Pastors’ Tea Party is being billed as:

A Call for Pastors to Seek Revival and National Renewal Truth Exalts America!! Pastors join with us in weekly calls with some of America’s leading Christian Patriots like David Barton, Mat Staver and Bill Federer to grow together and pray together with the goal of meeting in San Antonio for a Pastor’s T.E.A. Party. The acronym stands for Truth Exalts America as Proverbs 13:24 declares “Truth exalteth a nation, but righteousness is a reproach to any people.” America was born as a result of the Great Awakening which united the Colonies as “One Nation Under God.” That great revival led to the leadership of Patriot Pastors in the 1750’s through 1770’s who boldly declared “liberty from tyranny” and “we have no king, but king Jesus” in their pulpits.[11]

The Tactical Goals of the NAR

As stated in my previous article,[12] C. Peter Wagner, chief “apostle” of the New Apostolic Reformation, made a decision some time ago to try to integrate his Dominion Mandate into a democracy paradigm. That was a tactical decision. But Wagner’s strategic goal remains unchanged. The tactical plan is to infiltrate in order to dominate.

The upcoming MAY DAY mainstream evangelical rally at nation saving at the Lincoln Memorial the NAR represents a major tactical coup for the NAR by selling the 7 mountain scheme of dominion to the broader Conservative and Evangelical Right. Even more significantly a number of the NAR’s false apostles and prophets will share the limelight with other well known Evangelical cultural warriors and gain an equal seat at the evangelical political table. As stated in my last Plumbline article,[13] this will enable the NAR to continue to build their influence nationally. This will give them a continued voice in the Christian Right and also with elected political operatives.[14]

The Newt Gingriches and Mike Huckabees may only see votes and a path to political power. But the NAR sees all this as getting people into the 7 Mountains of the culture paradigm, and can then employ spiritual warfare techniques that they have honed under the tutelage of Wagner’s Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare techniques. I wonder if the Tea Party activists are now willing to sign up for Wagner’s spiritual warfare courses?

Just the other day I listened Wagner teach about the 7 Mountain Dominionism on GodTV. The NAR will never be satisfied to become a political action committee and share power with more generic cultural warriors on the Christian Right. They want absolute control no mater how long it takes to gain apostolic control of each of the 7 mountains/spheres. They believe the powers that now control these mountains are demonic to the core. NAR Dominionists intend to confront and destroy not just the demons at the top of the 7 mountains of culture on Earth, but to destroy the related principalities and powers that are related in the heavenlies. All of this is based on a fraudulent understanding of the so called cultural mandate, based on their heretical teachings of Genesis 1:22-28 and the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20.

Its unbelievable that Dominionists get their only biblical authority from just two verses in Genesis 1:28-29. Indeed the Genesis passage suggests that mankind is the highest order made in God’s image, and has been given dominion. But dominion over trees, herbs, fish, foul and animals. It does not give men dominion over men and human institutions. Dominionists have also misapplied the Great Commission and suggest that the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 is biblical authority for their dominion teaching. They suggest that “to disciple” suggests the Dominion Mandate.

But the Great Commission is to preach the Gospel of salvation, and baptize those who believe, teaching these converts to continue in the teaching of Jesus. Let’s just conclude this by saying that one can only baptize individuals and one at a time. Its pretty hard to baptize the media and government institutions. These few truths seem to fell the giant of the so called Dominion Mandate.

The Truth

“What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him? For Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.” (Psalm 8:4-8)

What the First Reformation taught about man’s dominion over the Earth differs considerably from what the New Apostolic Reformation is teaching. Matthew Henry’s Commentary on these verses explains the traditional Christian view of dominion:

(2.) [Man] is endued with noble faculties and capacities: Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour. He that gave him his being has distinguished him, and qualified him for a dominion over the inferior creatures; for, having made him wiser than the beasts of the earth and the fowls of heaven (Job 35:11), he has made him fit to rule them and it is fit that they should be ruled by him. Man’s reason is his crown of glory; let him not profane that crown by disturbing the use of it nor forfeit that crown by acting contrary to its dictates. (3.) He is invested with a sovereign dominion over the inferior creatures, under God, and is constituted their lord. He that made them, and knows them, and whose own they are, has made man to have dominion over them, v. 6. His charter, by which he holds this royalty, bears equal date with his creation (Gen. 1:28) and was renewed after the flood, Gen. 9:2. God has put all things under man’s feet, that he might serve himself, not only of the labour, but of the productions and lives of the inferior creatures; they are all delivered into his hand, nay, they are all put under his feet. He specifies some of the inferior animals (v. 7, 8), not only sheep and oxen, which man takes care of and provides for, but the beasts of the field, as well as those of the flood, yea, and those creatures which are most at a distance from man, as the fowl of the air, yea, and the fish of the sea, which live in another element and pass unseen through the paths of the seas. Man has arts to take these; though many of them are much stronger and many of them much swifter than he, yet, one way or other, he is too hard for them, Jam. 3:7. Every kind of beasts, and birds, and things in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed. He has likewise liberty to use them as he has occasion. Rise, Peter, kill and eat, Acts 10:13. Every time we partake of fish or of fowl we realize this dominion which man has over the works of God’s hands; and this is a reason for our subjection to God, our chief Lord, and to his dominion over us.


Endnotes:
1. Janet (Folger) Porter interviewing Rick Scarborough
on April 5, 2010 about the upcoming May Day event at the Lincoln Memorial: http://www.f2a.org/radio/Download%202010-04-05.htm. Also see: http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-radio/episode.php?episodeid=15511%20and%20http://www.worldviewweekend.com/%7Ejanetfolger/2010-01-06.mp3. Sound byte posted here: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/may-day-saving-america [emphasis added].
2. Rick Scarborough’s official bio can be found at his Vision America website: http://www.visionamerica.us/about-us/about-dr-scarborough/. Vision America’s stated mission posted here, http://www.visionamerica.us/about-us/who-we-are/ , is “all about empowering the ‘shepherds’ to lead their ‘flocks’ back into being salt in our nation” and assisting them in their “congregation’s citizenship responsibilities.”
3. See May Day Committee members listed here: http://www.mayday2010.org/
4. Jonathan Kay, FrumForum, 2/5/10, emphasis added: http://www.frumforum.com/getting-religious-at-the-tea-party-convention
5. Scarborough is quoted as saying: “I’m not a Republican. I’m not a Democrat. I’m a Christ-ocrat. My allegiance is to Jesus Christ. Whenever there is a party that presents itself as a party of values, they’re going to benefit from what I do.” This “Christ-ocrat” statement can be found transcribed at a website that is critical of the religious right: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/2007/08/gods_warriors_r.html
6. “Joseph Farah, to cheers at Tea Party Convention, again questions location of Obama’s birth,” 2/5/10, LA Times, emphasis added: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/02/joseph-farah-to-cheers-at-tea-party-convention-again-questions-location-of-obamas-birth-.html
7. This was described by Religious Right critics as “Rick Scarborough’s Blatant Hijacking of the Tea Party Movement,” and posted at http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/rick-scarboroughs-blatant-hijacking-tea-party-movement
8. The National Patriot Pastors Tea Party official website is here: http://www.patriotpastorsteaparty.com/
9. See description posted here: http://www.reclaimamericaforchrist.org/pastorsteaparty.htm. The plan of action is described here: http://www.reclaimamericaforchrist.org/plan.htm and the goals are stated here: http://www.reclaimamericaforchrist.org/goal.htm. The stated mission at http://www.reclaimamericaforchrist.org/index.html is: “Our Mission is to educate our pastors, legislators, educators, students and all citizens as to the truth about America’s Christian Heritage and the role of fundamental, Biblical Christianity in the establishment and function of our legal, legislative and educational systems; and to work towards the successful reestablishment of these values in our society today.”
10. Scarborough is connected to Restore America. See http://www.restoreamerica.org/CategoryDetail.aspx?CategoryID=2. At the 3rd Annual Restore America Conference they addressed “the Seven Spheres of Influence that shape and manage our communities and our nation’s culture” [emphasis added] (original url dated 2007 had this text: http://www.restoreamerica.org/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=24). Further validation of this agenda can be found at http://www.crosstalkamerica.com/shows/2007/12/how_christians_can_restore_ame.php where David Crowe, Director of Restore America interviewed Crosstalk’s Vic Eliason: “David then discussed a Restore America conference coming up in February near Portland. The conference will deal with the 7 spheres of influence that shape and manage our communities and our nation’s culture. They include: Family, Religion, Education, Media, Entertainment, Business and Government” [emphasis added]. Crowe is currently listed on the Committee for the upcoming May Day event. http://www.mayday2010.org/
11. See: http://www.reclaimamericaforchrist.org/index.html This reference to “King Jesus” hearkens back to the Coalition on Revival’s call for Dominion: http://herescope.blogspot.com/2005/09/cor-and-compulsory-salvation-are-you.html
12. Rev. Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, “The Coalescing of the Christian Right with Apostolic Dominionism,” Herescope, 4/8/10: http://herescope.blogspot.com/2010/04/coalescing-of-christian-right-with.html
13. Ibid.
14. It is highly likely that many of the Tea Party grassroots activists, including many from the Christian Right, have no idea of who their bedfellows from the NAR are, and what they actually believe. Take note that the leaders of the NAR are aggressively engaging in popular issues such as pro-life and pro-Israel in order to garner further credibility and gain momentum for their radical Dominionist agenda. This writer has followed these NAR leaders, and The Plumbline newsletters can be found at this webpage: http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/plumblinearchive.html. To learn more about the New Apostolic Reformation and its heretical teachings, read archived materials found at these websites http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/ and http://www.discernment-ministries.org/. Be sure to follow the links in this article and the previous one.

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Counterfeit California Revival

Posted by Simplicity In Christ 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 Simplicity In Christ 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)

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Self Empowerment

Posted by Simplicity In Christ 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 Simplicity In Christ 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

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Angelic Delusion

Posted by Simplicity In Christ 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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The Dark Agenda Behind the Florida Outpouring

Posted by Simplicity In Christ on June 26, 2008

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

From Deception Bytes:

The Florida outpouring that is racing around the globe at an unprecedented speed has an agenda. An agenda that is well hidden behind Christian sounding words and phrases to quell the fears of suspicions and discerning sheep. It is a dark agenda that has been planned for eternity and implemented with military precision. A plan to open you up to hidden wisdom, mystical experiences and spirit guides in preparation for the coming “paradigm shift.” It is a plan to raise up a New Breed who will discard the old and arise to violently lay hold of the New Order Kingdom in which the church will rule and reign over the earth. It sounds good doesn’t it? I mean it sounds plausible, why, it even sounds Christian. However, this teaching, thinly veiled in Christian terms, is identical in every way to what the occultists, Gnostics, New Agers and esoteric religions teach. However, just as we wrap a nasty pill in bacon to feed a dog his medicine, this teaching has been wrapped in something particularly tasty to make it easier to swallow.

In order to gain a deeper understanding of these heretical teachings we need to take a closer look. Bentley, as you may or may not know, is closely associated with the disgraced Kansas City Prophets Paul Cain and Bob Jones.

Paul Cain, a self professed and unrepentant homosexual and alcoholic, closely adhered to the Latter Rain teachings of heretic William Branham. Branham believed in UFO’s, denied the Trinity, and believed that Eve and the serpent had sex. This is the same Branham who had a spirit guide or ‘angel’, that he claimed performed the healing miracles, and also believed he was Elijah. Particularly alarming is the fact that Bentley now claims that he has been given Branham’s angel. Cain openly declared that Branham was “the greatest prophet in the 20th century”

Bob Jones was publically disgraced after having women disrobe in his office to receive prophetic ministry naked before the Lord. He is today regarded as one of the fathers of the Prophetic Movement and one of the main disseminators of the Joel’s Army, Kingdom Now, Dominionist, Manifest Sons of God, and New Breed, heresies. This is the same Bob Jones who claimed that prophets only needed to be 66 percent accurate because we had not evolved to the place where we could handle 100 percent truth. He also taught that Kansas City Fellowship was the one true church and that all others were to be assimilated into it. Bentley calls Jones his father in the faith.

So what exactly is this doctrine they are disseminating in these modern day revivals and outpourings? The basic tenant of their teaching is that Adam lost dominion over the earth in the Garden of Eden. They believe that the church’s mandate is to recover it. They eschew the hope of heaven and mock and deride Christians who believe in a literal rapture. Instead, they desire dominion here on earth. They believe it is their right and their inheritance to rule and reign, dominate and subdue. They want to rule the earth and all its inhabitants. They aspire to purge the earth it of its evil and bring everything under submission to their authority. What will happen to those who do not wish to be dominated? Simple- they will die. Of course since they will be ruling and reigning here on earth, there will be no need for rapture. In fact there are some that go so far as to say that it is the wicked that will be raptured. The wicked being those who do not go along with this New Order, this cosmic Christ Consciousness, this evolution into Godhood.

So, who will lead us into the restoration of all things? Certainly not Jesus, no, they teach that it will be the newly restored Five-Fold- Priesthood. According to Intotruth.org, “The Five-fold Priesthood is supposed to emerge in the end times to restore the Church to perfection; Apostles, Prophets and Teachers must prepare the way, like John the Baptist, for a new appearance of the Christ. The restoration of the gifts and ministries to the Church is designed to bring it to “fullness”. These authoritarian leaders will judge and purge the Church until it is one undivided Body in the earth. Thus the Restoration churches have adopted a teaching more familiar to us as the Ascended Masters of the New Age, who come to lead us to spiritual transformation.”

These teaching and beliefs are blatantly Gnostic. The term Gnosticism comes from the Greek word gnosis meaning “ultimate knowledge. It is neither religion nor philosophy but rather a collection of knowledge gathered through direct experience with the spirit world. The Gnostics teach that salvation is obtained through knowledge. Gnostics believe that the knowledge necessary for salvation has been revealed through Jesus Christ. They believe He was the pattern son so to speak to lead us into the “Cosmic Christ Consciousness” where we will evolve to become God. Thus our salvation according to the Gnostics is dependent on knowledge and not on the shredding of Christ’s Blood for the remission of our sins. This sounds like the lie of the same serpent who told Eve that her eyes would be open and she would be like God if only she took of the forbidden fruit.

The Gnostics hold that there is a spark of knowledge that resides in an elite few. It is no coincidence that the Florida Outpouring was touched off in a church called Ignite. Liberation of this spark they believe only comes through knowledge of the divine. Salvation thus comes through liberation of the spark from the body. Essentially the modern Gnostic seeks “Cosmic Salvation” through the liberation of this spark. Only when these sparks have been liberated can the world evolve to Godhood. Essentially, the modern Gnostic is looking to perfect the world. They believe that they will literally co-create the conditions necessary for the second coming which they believe will not be a literal coming but will be the full advent of the “Christ Consciousness” on earth. They do not need to look for a literal Christ since they believe they are Christ. Those who are unwilling to “evolve” (which of course would be all true blood bought Christians) will be purged from the earth.

This is identical to what the New Agers proclaim. “All who wish to enter the New Age ‘on the physical plane must undergo an ‘energy activation’ or ‘rebirth’ – usually marked by a subjective trance-induced ‘light experience’ where one meets either a ‘spirit guide’ or one’s ‘higher self’. This ‘altered state of consciousness’ will eventually lead to a ‘Luciferic initiation’ into the ‘new humanity’, or a vow of allegiance to Lucifer as god. Those who cannot or will not (not sufficiently developed in their spiritual journey) will be sent on to their next life in a global cleansing action’ (Alice Bailey, ‘The Rays and the Initiations’ pp.754-755).

The thing that alarms me most is not that the Gnostics, New Agers, and occultics are speaking heretical mistruths. Indeed we expect them to. The alarming thing is that these mistruths have leached into the soil of the Charismatic movement and spread their poisonous vines into mainline denominations. They are now being shed abroad by these so called revivals and outpourings which further propel their aggressive agenda. Is this a conspiracy theory? No indeed, it is a conspiracy fact! These self styled prophets and apostles are tightly networked and highly organized. They prophesy and declare things and then they work behind the scenes to bring these things to pass. One will prophesy and the others back it up. One will lie and the others swear to it. It is amazing to me that because of their efforts, what was once thought of as heretical and highly blasphemous is now accepted as fact.\

Perhaps no man has done more to further the cause of gnosticm and new age philosophy in the church than Rick Joyner. His beliefs are carbon copies of those propagated by the Gnostics, occultists and the New Age Movement. In his book Civil War in the Church, Joyner claims that a war is coming between the grays (who he terms conservative legalists) and the Blues (those holding to the New Knowledge, or New Order). These “Grays” according to Joyner must accept the “New Christianity” or be removed from the earth. Indeed we Grays may pay with our lives for our adherence to Biblical principals and awake to find that those who have betrayed us were the very ones we deemed most spiritual.

Joyner admonishes us to throw off the bonds of slavery to the “old” revelations and embrace the “new” revelations or progressive revelations of the “Latter Rain”. He teaches against the literal second coming and labels those who believe in the rapture as having escapist mentalities. In its place we are to look for the rising of a victorious church that will put all enemies under her feet. This teaching sees Christ invisibly manifest in his ruling and reigning church. The emphasis is no longer Christ but the church and its new self-styled governing apostles and prophets.

The purpose of the revival is to prepare those who will accept it to go on to their final stage of development which will be the merging of God and man. Its purpose is to openly introduce Christians to esoteric teachings and draw them away from the true Christ. According to the New Agers, “Charismatic congregations in main-line churches are entry points into the Aquarian frontier.” The Unfinished Animal: The Aquarian Frontier and the Evolution of Consciousness. Alice Bailey, mother of the modern New Age Movement, claimed that agents would infiltrate the Christian Church to modify its message, while adapting it as a vehicle for the Universal Religion of the 21st Century.

Remember there is only one world church in the Bible and it is not Gods.The Kingdom of God will not be set up by men but will be set up by Jesus himself at the time of his literal coming. The only way to counteract these heretical teachings is through adherence to sound Biblical Doctrine.

In 2nd Corinthians verse 11 Paul was concerned for believers because, as Eve had believed the lies of the serpent, they were believing the lies of the false teachers who were leading them away from devotion to Christ. Jesus clearly stated that the end days would be characterized by deception marked by lying signs and wonders. Clearly we are being enticed away to another gospel and another Christ. Our choice is whether we will embrace the Truth or swallow the bacon-wrapped lie.

Luke 11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

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

Posted by Simplicity In Christ 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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