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The Prophetic Glasses Movement

Posted by susanb99 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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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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Self Empowerment

Posted by susanb99 on March 27, 2009

Self Empowerment
by Susan Bertalotto
March 2009

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

The Bible refers to Self Empowerment in these scriptures:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[…]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some “Christians” and conferences:

Sunday Adelaja
The Road To Greatness

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

Victoria Boyson
A proponent of “finding your destiny”

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

Bil Cornelius
Glo Conference

Mark Chironna
Stepping Into Greatness

Extraordinary Women

T D Jakes

Joyce Meyer

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

Paula White

Women of Faith

plus many more …

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T D Jakes’ Covenant Relationships — Changing His Beliefs on Homosexuality

Posted by susanb99 on September 2, 2008

In 2004 T D Jakes wrote a book entitled He-Motions: Even Strong Men Struggle (G. P. Putnam & Sons) which is a self-help emotional and spiritual guide for men. Jakes encourages men to be metrosexual (but not effeminate or homosexual) because Jesus indulged Himself in prayer, reflection, and imagination (page 31). Jesus also allowed a woman to pour fragrant ointment on His head despite the disciples’ protests of expensive waste, so through Jesus’ example, men should enjoy healthy sensual pleasures such as a pedicure, a relaxing massage, a gourmet meal. Jakes ignores the fact that Jesus was not indulging in sensual pleasures, instead Jesus said “…she did it for my burial.” (Matthew 6:12). Jakes adds

…such self-caring exploration can be like a journey deeper into who you are and what you need.

Does that seem like sound biblical advice? Well, no, not by a long-shot. Jakes is not guiding men into all Truth, only the Holy Spirit can do that, so he does what he knows best: psychological mumbo-jumbo. The wisdom of man with a few references to scripture for “good” measure.

Further into the book (starting with page 158), he writes of the relationship between David and Jonathan, David, the soon-to-be-King of Israel and Jonathan, the son of the present-King Saul. It is very clear in scripture that David and Jonathan were NOT lovers. Jakes also concurs

The opening of David and Jonathan’s friendship and the intensity of their connection often troubles many men, especially if you already struggle with homophobia and fear of being in a healthy intimate relationship with other men. This passage [1st Samuel 18:1-4] has also been used by some to justify sexualizing the closeness between male friends. I believe that it’s essential that we address this controversial and sometimes uncomfortable issue directly. I do not believe that Jonathan and David were involved in a homosexual relationship, although there may be a minute group who would take issue with this and and perhaps disagree. The language makes it clear that this is a soul tie, not a flesh tie. However, even if there was a sexual relationship, their example would not justify homosexuality any more than David’s relationship with Bathsheba justifies adultery. The Bible is clear on such matters (1 Corinthians 6:9 and Romans 1:27) [bolding added]

In reference to Ruth and Naomi (page 168), Jakes makes no mention of a sexual relationship between the two women. He stresses how important it is for men to have a “covenant relationship” with other men, giving the example of Jonathan and David. In his words:

My covenant relationships aren’t just with African-American pastors, but with white lawyers and Hispanic musicians and Jewish doctors. I would miss so much enjoyment and the discovery of the fullness of other men’s experiences if I limited myself to only relating to men similar to myself. [emphasis added]

Fast-forward to 2008. In this recent YouTube video, Jakes speaks of Ruth & Naomi’s relationship and David & Jonathan’s relationship. Jakes’ quote:

Ruth turns to Naomi and says “I shall not leave thee.” She makes her statement to this woman…that sounds somewhat, somewhere in between poetry, intimacy, and borders on lesbianism. People don’t even know how to explain what Ruth said to Naomi. It makes them uncomfortable. They’re afraid to talk about it. They don’t want to teach on it. Same thing with David and Jonathan…where there were same-sex relationships getting too close, people don’t even know what to say. [bolding added]

Jakes made these statements at the Woman, Thou Art Loosed Conference in 2001According to Richard Youngblood, who worked closely with Bishop T D Jakes, Jakes tried to enter into a homosexual relationship with him. Now we have the real truth behind Jakes’ covenant relationships: homosexuality.  Jakes has taken another step toward endorsing same-sex relationships for an apparently self-preserving cause — his own homosexuality.

The examples Jakes has given in his book (He-Motions), along with his pro-homosexual preaching (as noted above), his meeting with Soul Force (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgendered group) in May, all give credence to his sexual orientation: the covenant relationships and the SEXUAL SIN of Bishop T D Jakes.

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T D Jakes Becomes a Conduit for False Homosexual Theology

Posted by susanb99 on August 29, 2008

From Gay Christian Movement Watch:

It’s a sad and tragic thing that someone who has been proclaimed by the liberal media as the next Billy Graham is actually a false prophet with homosexual issues. The sad part is that deliverance is available to anyone who wants it. The tragic part is the hoax being perpetrated on millions of people in the church by Bishop TD Jakes.

New information alleges that Jakes is not just a false prophet who is repositioning himself as a defender of gay christian theology, but one who has attempted to draw other men into homosexual conduct with him.

In this audio (courtesy of Faith and Reason), Jakes can be heard giving credibility to the astonishing fallacy that Ruth and Naomi had a lesbian relationship.  Why is TD Jakes advocating two of the favorite lies of the gay christian movement?

“Ruth turns to Naomi and says “I shall not leave thee.” She makes her statement to this woman…that sounds somewhat, somewhere in between poetry, intimacy, and borders on lesbianism. People don’t even know how to explain what Ruth said to Naomi. It makes them uncomfortable. They’re afraid to talk about it. They don’t want to teach on it. Same thing with David and Jonathan…where there were same-sex relationships getting too close, people don’t even know what to say.” (our italics)

Bishop Jakes may be unaware and his church may be ignorant of the matter, but we have talked about it and we are not afraid. But talking about what Ruth said to Naomi is one thing. Suggesting what Ruth said “borders on lesbianism” reveals the darkness in his own heart.  This doesn’t border on lesbiansm, it borders on heresy! But if you think that Bishop Jakes is just engaging our minds in the usual “deep” way he’s known for, think again. His own personal issues with homosexuality color his theology. And its not good.

Perhaps that’s “too much light” coming from Bishop Jakes. That’s what one man says Jakes told him after he rejected Jakes’ numerous sexual propositions. Eventually, Richard Youngblood became the subject of a vendetta orchestrated by TD Jakes causing him to lose his marriage and family.

Youngblood, who knew and worked with Bishop Jakes since he first came into Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies (HGAAA), recently wrote that Jakes is the type of man characterized in Jude 4 as one who ”crept into the church unawares”. Youngblood’s story of Jakes’ sexual pursuit of him is nothing less than stunning.

While Bishop Jakes was not successful in his attempt to have sex with me, he did everything he could to try to convince me. After seeing that I would not fall for his tactic, he said something to me that to this day still reverberates in my ear…”sometimes too much light hurts the eyes.” At first I had no idea what he meant. Then later understood that he was saying to me that he had revealed too much of himself to me. DUH!!! What an understatement from such an articulate man. This is where my personal warfare began. Questions began to surface in my head like…”what kind of sign was I giving off that made him think he could approach me?” Then the warfare took on a feeling that I felt a need to prove my manhood. I began to have sex with as many women as would allow me to satisfy my lust to prove my manhood. All the while protecting his”too much light.” The saddest part to this warfare is that because of the information that I had, Bishop was afraid that I would use it against him so he began to forecast me as a trouble maker and a liar. All of the mutual friend [sic] that we had received phone calls and were told not to invite me to speak at their events. Obviously because of his reputation, he was believed and I was not. He even sowed seed [sic] in my home between my wife and I by telling her that I was no longer welcomed to the church but that she could continue coming. That marriage eventually ended in divorce.”

There will be those, who will without the slightest hesitation, defend the men they have made idols. We have much evidence of that right here on this site.

A threat?

When we first exposed the connection between Bishops Jakes and Taylor, we were sent a letter (click thumbnail for larger view) claiming claiming the post was “libelous and grossly inaccurate”. Sources later told GCM Watch Taylor was thrown under the bus by Watkins and Jakes in order to cover their own involvement. Bishop Andrew Merritt left the organization after he became aware that HGAAA leadership was complicit and condoing of homosexual activity.

In an age where the church languishes under a laodicean spirit, nothing is offensive to God. All are to be celebrated and tolerated because, they say, God is all about love. But beware false prophets who pervert the word of the Lord for their own gain. Johnathan Edwards preached in 1741 that when God rises up, no man can prevent him from exacting judgment upon those who do wickedness.

There is no want of power in God to cast wicked men into hell at any moment. Men’s hands cannot be strong when God rises up. The strongest have no power to resist him, nor can any deliver out of his hands.-He is not only able to cast wicked men into hell, but he can most easily do it. Sometimes an earthly prince meets with a great deal of difficulty to subdue a rebel, who has found means to fortify himself, and has made himself strong by the numbers of his followers. But it is not so with God. There is no fortress that is any defence from the power of God. Though hand join in hand, and vast multitudes of God’s enemies combine and associate themselves, they are easily broken in pieces. They are as great heaps of light chaff before the whirlwind; or large quantities of dry stubble before devouring flames. We find it easy to tread on and crush a worm that we see crawling on the earth; so it is easy for us to cut or singe a slender thread that any thing hangs by: thus easy is it for God, when he pleases, to cast his enemies down to hell. What are we, that we should think to stand before him, at whose rebuke the earth trembles, and before whom the rocks are thrown down.”

We would do well to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God now before he has to break in peices the brazen pride of the church. Even now, in what seems to be the apex of his power and influence, TD Jakes should repent and be converted lest the Lord come and remove his candlestick. Those who have followed this man, should repent and ask God to give them a clean heart and a right spirit. Pastors who are in “covenant” with this man should repent and remove themselves from this unholy relationship built on the lust for prestige, money and influence*. And if you are currently in a sexual relationship with any bishop, pastor, gospel artist or church leader repent and remove yourself from it before God opens the door of discipline on you.

* According to the PHIPA fellowship disclaimer, even though you apply and become part of the PHIPA, TD Jakes does not endorse you or even encourage attendance at your church. Neither are you legally affiliated with TD Jakes or any of his subsidary ministries.  But in order to be a member of the PHIPA, you must send in MONTHLY “tithes and offerings”. In plain language, you are simply a $$ sign to TD Jakes. Although he offers you vague, religious sounding platitudes look at the stark specificities of what he requires you to do for him. That’s his definition of “covenant”.

The season of God’s wrath is upon us because of our willful disobedience and gross immorality. There will be no judgment you say?  Examples in the Old Testament portray a sharp rise in widespread sexual sin and idolatry before a harsh and swift judgment from God.

  • Genesis 19 – God destroys Sodom and the cities of the plains for its wickedness namely unrepentant pride in its sexual sins and human injustices.
  • Numbers 25 – God send a plague of deadly sexual disease among Isreal after the men of Isreal give themselves over to sexual pleasure with Moabite women. The plague destroys 24,000 men and would have killed many more were it not for the zealous action of Phineas.
  • Judges 19,20 – After homosexuals in the tribe of Benjamin commit rape and murder, then reject the other 11 tribes’ appeal to repent, civil war erupts plunging Isreal into a bloodbath. Only 1000 of the 25,000 men in Benjamin are left alive. This, the writer of Judges somberly observes, is because “every man did what was right in his own eyes”.
  • 1 Kings 14, 24, 15:12 – Jeroboam, known as one of Isreal;s most wicked kings set in motion events that led to the destruction of the Northern Kingdom. A benchmark of his reign was the tolerance of idolatry and homosexuality.

Lest we dismiss such things as OT law, the Apostle Paul wrote  ”Now these things happened as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil things as they also craved.  Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written, “THE PEOPLE SAT DOWN TO EAT AND DRINK, AND STOOD UP TO PLAY.”  Nor let us act immorally, as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day.  Nor let us try the Lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents. Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come” (1 Cor 10:6-11).  Change will not come by physically killing other people, only by repentance and submission to the will of God.

TD Jakes is not alone in leading people astray. There are religious pied pipers you revere and blindly follow, while rejecting the true knowledge of God. Sadly, if you do not repent and turn away, you will be destroyed because you reject that which can save you.

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We Are gods

Posted by susanb99 on April 3, 2008

From the new page on Simplicity In Christ.wordpress.com

To those who believe that we are gods, I would like to ask one simple question:

Why was Eve deceived by satan when he said “you shall be as gods” if she was ALREADY a god?

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T D Jakes on the Trinity

Posted by susanb99 on November 11, 2007

November 11, 2007

T D Jakes is Oneness Pentacostal, Jesus-Only, not a Trinitarian.

Oneness Pentacostalism:

there is but one person who is God who acted in three separate manifestations
(aka modes). In the Old Testament they say he acted as Father; in the New
Testament he was the Son – Jesus, and now he is acting as Holy Spirit. Not three
persons, but one person acting in three different ways or roles.

T D Jakes:

God–There is one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally
existing in three manifestations: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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