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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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Mormon Doctrine in Animated Video

Posted by susanb99 on August 23, 2010

The following YouTube video clearly shows the huge difference between biblical Christianity and Mormonism (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or LDS). Remember this is the basis for Glenn Beck’s beliefs for his “American Revival Tours” or “Glenn Beck’s Divine Destiny” program. Don’t get caught up in this pseudo-theology.

Description:

…Mormons have been complaining that these [info from the video] are not taught by their religion, but a source of this video provided references to mormon literature for every claim made in the vid:

0:20 – 0:45 King Follett Discourse (History of the Church Vol 6 pg 302-317)

0:54 – 1:00 abraham 3

1:03 – 2:20 Gospel Principles Ch2-3

2:20 – 2:35 Official Statement by 1st presidency 08/17/49 and 08/17/51 and Joseph Fielding Smith in Doctrines of Salvation 1:65-66 2nd Nephi 5:21

2:38 – Gospel Princ Manual Ch3

2:40 – Pre 1982 2Nephi 30:6

2:44 – no longer taught he said early mormon profits… Brigham young journal of discourses vol 1 pg 50-51 and Wilford Woodruffs journal

3:20 – The seer pg 172, brigham young journal of discourses vol 1 p 346 orson hyde journal journal of discourses, vol 2 p 210

3:28 – D&C 113 and Isa 11

3:32 – Journal of Discourses 13:309

3:41 – 3Nephi

4:03 – 4 Nephi, Moroni

4:20 – 4:30 Moroni 10

4:37 – 4:50 State of NY VS Joseph Smith “The Glass Looker” other Court Documents

4:43 – 4:50 [In the years]1826-1830 convicted of fraud, admitted “peep stoning” [or using a “seer stone”] was fake.

5:01 – Joe Smith History 1:19

5:16 – 5:21 Howard W hunter “your temple recommend” New Era Apr 1995, 6

5:22 Russell M Nelson “Spirit of Elijah” Ensign Nov 1994, 84 and D&C 128, 138:33

5:27 – D&C 132:17-20

5:36 – Robert L Millet, “Joseph Smith among the prophets” Ensign Jun 1994, 19

5:49 – :52 D&C 132

6:03 – Hist of the Church Vol pg 408-412

6:12 – He died in a shootout

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R&R Revival and Revolt

Posted by susanb99 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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T D Jakes’ Inclusionist Agenda

Posted by susanb99 on May 21, 2009

Jakes is unable to answer a simple question: Is Jesus the Only Way to God? Scripture is very clear on that belief, which is the founding doctrine of Christianity. John 14:6, 1st Timothy 2:5

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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Rick Warren: The Anti-Gospel, Anti-Christ Activist

Posted by susanb99 on September 29, 2008

Last week at the Clinton Global Initiative, Warren was asked how “the church” could help to solve poverty. His response was to rattle off the numbers of Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians in the world – in that order – and make a plea that the public and private sectors take seriously “the faith sector as the third leg of the stool of successful development”…

I caught up with Warren after the panel and asked him directly how he thought about religious diversity. He talked to me about his friendship with his Muslim neighbor, and about how excited he was to speak at the upcoming MPAC [Muslim Public Affairs Council] conference in December. He was keenly aware of the important role that Muslims played in helping victims during the genocide in Rwanda, and he was engaging that community in his current efforts in that country…

When I asked Warren to name something that he admired about Muslims, he answered without hesitation: “you people are not afraid to talk about God, he said with a smile. It’s always, ‘God willing’, or ‘God bless’, or ‘Thanks be to God.’ That’s something I admire, because I come from the same place.” [emphasis added] (article by Eboo Patel Rick Warren, Interfaith Activist” 9/29/08)

Has anyone told Warren or perhaps he hopefully has read it somewhere (the Bible) that Allah, the Muslim god, is not the true living God of the Bible? That “the church”, the one Warren says he belongs to, does not include false religions who worship false dead gods? That Jesus Christ never commanded us Christians to combat poverty, to erradicate poverty, only to “preach the Gospel to the poor”? That we are not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers?

Rick Warren doesn’t teach sin and repentance, Jesus Christ the Hope of the world. Instead he is an anti-gospel, anti-christ activist, spreading and promoting false religions, lifting them up as the savior of the world by means of the “faith sector as the third leg of the stool of successful development”. “Successful development” is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan is not the Gospel. Only the Bible can give us the true Gospel, except Warren doesn’t bother with scripture. He’d rather do it his way, as he says “I come from the same place“, the worship of the Muslim god Allah.

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Kim Clement’s Political and New Age Abominations

Posted by susanb99 on April 11, 2008

Kim Clement of the Elijah List has prophesied regarding Barack Obama. None of us know who will be in the White House next year, but one thing is clear, “God” did not speak these things to Clement. This prophecy does not ring true.

Here is a quote from “God”:

For God said, “Even though you may think this or that, there is an element of righteousness inside of him [Obama] to reach out for Jesus…

That is unscriptural. Our righteousness is but “filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6). We are made righteous through Jesus Christ — there is no other Way. No one “reach[es] out for Jesus”. The Holy Spirit DRAWS people to Himself. Humans have no power to make salvation happen. The God I know does not contradict His Word. Clement’s god does.

What Clement said is New Age thought. New Agers like Oprah Winfrey, Eckhart Tolle, Richard Foster believe that we are already gods and we just need to get in touch with “god”, or the Higher Self., and then we will realize our godhood and become “One”. Getting in touch with our god/Higher Self is accomplished through meditation, bringing oneself into “silence”, “solitude” and focusing on the breathing, shutting off all thoughts, and letting demons in. Some let demons speak through them (channeling).

Clement believes the same thing. He is in touch with a “god” and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if he meditates. A lot of people who “prophesy” on the Elijah List are New Agers.

Also, according to Kim Clement’s assistant, A.T., the prophecy was given March 29th, 2008. In the prophecy there are references to “next week” which would have been LAST week. Per Clement’s “god”, the political arena was supposed to be swayed last week. The Pennsylvania primary isn’t scheduled until April 22nd, more than three weeks after the prophecy was given. Clement’s “god” said: “Next week, I will arise. I will change everything.” The poll numbers don’t show any significant changes. In my opinion, the “prophecy” was devised to support/endorse Barack Obama and blame God for the obvious lack of discernment on Clement’s part. Please pray for Kim Clement. He is a very lost man.

On another note, how can Clement promote someone who believes it’s great to kill a baby as it’s being born?

Related Article: God’s Conundrum: Obama or McCain? October 2008

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The prophecy in full is posted below (emphasis in the original on elijahlist.com):

Kim Clement:
Steve Shultz on Kim’s OBAMA word: “This is Not My ‘Obama’ Endorsement! It’s Kim Clement’s Prophecy Concerning Obama”

Note from Kim Clement’s Assistant, A.T.

Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 1:01 PM
Subject: Fwd: March 29, 08–Obama Prophecy

Steve,

Here is the transcribed and APPROVED Obama prophecy that Kim gave in Harrisburg, PA.

A.T.

THE MIDDLE EAST

God says, “There is a sway in the political arena; a change in your political world. Enough of this discussion about Jeremiah Wright.” God said, “This makes no difference. It is a spirit that has endeavored to rock and sway the people and to divide them.” God said, “I will sway it next week. Yes, I will, and because of Pennsylvania, I will raise up the man I want,” says the Lord, “to rule and to reign and to declare victory in the Middle East.”

We declare victory in the Middle East tonight. We declare victory in America tonight.

For the Spirit of God says, “Hear, oh people of Zion. Those who have been afraid in Zion, those who have been afraid in this nation–fear not! For your news media has intimidated you, and therefore, it is My turn. Next week, I will arise. I will change everything.”

“I’M TALKING ABOUT OBAMA”

For they have unfairly spoken against an African man, and I’m not talking about Jeremiah Wright; I’m talking about Obama. For God said, “Even though you may think this or that, there is an element of righteousness inside of him to reach out for Jesus. Therefore, I will sway it next week,” says the Spirit of God, “and I will cause My man, My power–to exalt in the White House what is necessary to declare victory. For this time, I shall rise up and I shall make known who I am in a way that I have never done it in this nation,” says the Lord.

“Do NOT SAY IT IS THIS ONE OR IT IS THAT ONE”

For the Spirit of God says, “Do not say, ‘Is it this one or is it that one?’ Hear me out. I am raising up My mantle, My voice. This nation shall be awakened to a spiritual activity that has been dead for 42 years. Listen to Me,” says the Lord. “I will take over in a way and in a fashion that will bring a force of spiritual unity in this nation for the first time. You can believe it or not. I will take white and I will take African, and I will bring a unity in the Church between the two of them,” says the Spirit of God.

This night in America and in this next week, God has informed us to “watch” as He unfolds and reveals things so you will know that your nation has not been set aside for division and discord; but a time in the Church where African-American, where white or Caucasian, where Hispanic and every race in this nation under the spiritual guidance of the Spirit within a midst of war and division–will bring them to a place of unity.

“IT SHALL NOT BE BLACK, IT SHALL NOT BE WHITE, IT SHALL NOT BE HISPANIC”

And God said, “Where one race stood on the steps and covered the fields with million-men marches and Jesus proclamations, there shall be one of the greatest gatherings at the Capitol that you have ever seen,” says the Spirit of God. “This time it shall not be black, it shall not be white, it shall not be Hispanic, it shall not be from this or that belief, but there shall be a unified sound. Two years from now, where they will hear the sounds of faith and unity and within this next reign, there will be laws that will be changed in favor of the most High God. Not because of Democrat, not because of Republican, but because of spiritual unity and intervention. I will bring you out of what they call ‘a recession’ into your highest economy that you’ve ever had in your next four years,” says the Spirit of God. “Do not think it impossible, for it shall be so.”

“The gatekeepers (I am speaking of) of this nation are the spiritual leaders–the Apostles and the Prophets, the Teachers, the Evangelists, the Pastors”

“For the gatekeepers of this nation are not the Mayors nor the Senators. The gatekeepers of this nation are not the Congressmen or the Congresswomen. Yes, they are gatekeepers but the gatekeepers (I am speaking of) of this nation are the spiritual leaders–the Apostles and the Prophets, the Teachers, the Evangelists, the Pastors that I’ve raised up. And there shall be a sound of unity that will call from Heaven the manifestation of God as it has never been in this nation. Get ready for your sons and your daughters who will prophesy just like Joel said in the last days. In the last days your sons and your daughters, they shall be prophets and prophetesses and your old men shall dream dreams. Your young men shall have visions. This is that time,” says the Lord of hosts.

“LET NOT YOUR OPINION CLOUD YOUR SPIRITUAL MIND”

“Let not your opinion cloud your spiritual mind. You say, ‘What are you saying?'” The Spirit of God says, “Call them not denominations, rather abominations, for I am not speaking of these that have built walls. I’m speaking of the true warriors that shall sway the political field; that will sway the justice. It shall be more than a million gathered; more than a million gathered!” And God said, “They shall say, ‘Washington, what is this? This is a sound that we have never heard before.'”

“I WILL TAKE THE OIL CRISIS AND BRING IT TO AN END”

And God said, “I will take the entire Northeast and I will shake it and the double portion that I promised upon the Elisha generation shall be released. Do not say we are in recession, for I will take the oil crisis and bring it to an end, and the rapidity of it shall take place because of the unity of the saints and the unity of the gatekeepers. Get ready, for what you have seen on the television regarding Jeremiah Wright and everybody else is not for evil, but for good. I will turn it around and bring unity in My house,” says the Lord of Hosts.

“YOUR PRESENT PRESIDENT WILL NOT LEAVE HIS OFFICE OR HIS TERM IN SHAME”

“Your present President will not leave his office or his term in shame. There will be a very precise vindication of numerous things that were scorned, that were mocked by men, that thought they knew but understood nothing. And when the baton is handed over,” God said, “there shall be no fear in the nation.” Now take that and be secure.

I speak not as a politician tonight. I speak to you as a prophetic voice. Not tolerated, but celebrated by the people. Stand firm, you and your house will serve the Lord. And as the prophet Joel said in the last days, your sons and your daughters… sons and daughters are being raised up to prophesy and to have visions. Old men to dream the dreams. That mantle has been cast upon the Church. Therefore, I would say your time of acceleration has reached its peak. You’re taking off!

Kim Clement
Prophetic Image Expressions

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Sen. Grassley Urges Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, Eddie Long, and Randy & Paula White To Cooperate

Posted by susanb99 on March 24, 2008

Press Release From Senator Chuck Grassley’s Office:

WASHINGTON – Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Committee on Finance, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member, have written to four ministries to urge cooperation with an earlier information request from Grassley. Baucus and Grassley lead the committee with exclusive Senate jurisdiction over tax policy; the ministry inquiry that Grassley launched last November is meant to gauge the effectiveness of certain tax-exempt policies…

Representatives for Randy and Paula White of Without Walls International Church/Paula White Ministries, Tampa, Fla., verbally have indicated to Finance Committee staff that they will cooperate. Baucus and Grassley wrote to them on March 11 to thank them for the verbal commitment and to reiterate the committee’s role.

The remaining three ministries have not cooperated, citing privacy protections or questioning the committee’s standing to request the information…

The three ministries are: Kenneth and Gloria Copeland of Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Newark, Texas; Creflo and Taffi Dollar of World Changers Church International/Creflo Dollar Ministries College Park, Ga.; and Eddie L. Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church/Eddie L. Long Ministries, Lithonia, Ga… Read More…

 Letters to the Four Ministries: Press Release

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Pat Robertson Endorses Rudy Giuliani for President

Posted by susanb99 on November 9, 2007

November 9, 2007

Rudolph W. Giuliani scored a coup today by winning the support of Pat Robertson who, as one of the nation’s best-known televangelists, could help Mr. Giuliani reassure Republicans who are wary of his support for abortion rights and gay rights.

Read New York Times ARTICLE and see VIDEO here.

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