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Month: March 2015

Evangelical Leaders & Ecumenism – Pt.1

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Evangelical Leaders & Ecumenism

Ecumenical meeting with Pope Francis, June 2014

Sadly we  found that some Churches, organizations & colleges mainly belonging to the movements of  Neo Calvinism,  The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) & The Word of Faith (WoF) movement, (as well as some other  organizations), are in a great number getting involved with the ecumenical movement. They  have links with one another, and are mostly Dominionists or ‘Kingdom Now‘ theology, which believe that it is Christians’ job to take over the world and occupy or exercise dominion, imposing a biblical rule. They said Christ would not return, until the church had claimed dominion over all of the world’s governments and institutions (7 mountains or spheres).

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many” Matthew 20:25-28

The most painful part is all the people that they are causing to fall away from the truth of the gospel of Christ. We ask you to please pray for all the sheep that are being harmed or affected by these movements, there are a lot of sincere and God  loving Christians following their wrong teachings. (Our church got involved with some belonging to the NAR movement, we were baby Christians at the time and we embraced them not knowing, latter the Lord opened our eyes). If we get the opportunity to talk to them let us make sure we do it out of love and not because we are trying to win any arguments. Remember we work to glorify God, not ourselves.  As the Lord leads please also pray for the leaders and promoters of these ecumenical movement, that the Lord may open their eyes and grant them repentance. Teachers will be judged more severely (James 3:1).

The intention with the following list is just to show how some known leaders are getting involved with ecumenism & Catholic Mysticism (Lectio divina, Contemplative prayer, etc.), so Christians can exercise biblical discernment, we try to prove it with evidence in the links.  If one of your favorite preachers is in the ecumenic list please don’t get offended and don’t dismiss the warning, but just pray to God for revelation and pray for that preacher also. We are not trying to discuss here about their doctrines, even there may be a link or more doing that. Some of these teachers/leaders are:

-John Arnott, & Carol- (NAR) Pastors of ‘Catch the Fire’ former Toronto Airport Fellowship, (a Vineyard group) of the Toronto Revival–  J. Arnott was a speaker on Fire & Fusion Conf. 2014 evangelicals with Catholics. Also see picture above of ecumenical meeting with pope Francis. The Arnotts were part of the group of apostles that commissioned Todd Bentley.  See Bentley in their church of Toronto, also Bill Johnson at min 4:31. Here the Arnotts with Benny Hinn.

Heidi Baker in Bethel Church of Bill Johnson. (NAR), (Repeating over and over a word is called Mantra in New Age, a technique used to enter into a “trance” or altered state of consciousness, also used in self-hypnosis). She is a fan of Mother Theresa, her organization ‘Iris Ministries’ (Bethel Pastor Kris Vallotton is the Director, & secretary Stacey Campbell) is the major component of Partners in Harvest, under the leadership of  ecumenical apostles John and Carol Arnott”. She also organized the anointing ceremony for Todd Bentley at Lakeland, Florida and had worked with Bentley in Africa. Christianity Today explains that “One night, she had a vision of Jesus in which she literally ate his flesh and drank his blood.” The article further reports “Scholar McClymond describes Heidi as a ‘practical mystic, like Teresa of Avila.’” She and her husband Rolland form part of the Revival Alliance, together with the Arnotts, Bill & Beni Johnson, Randy Clark, etc. all belonging to the NAR. Also check this Video.

Be Still DVD.  An infomercial of Contemplative Prayer. Presenters include Beth Moore, Max Lucado, Richard Foster, Dallas Willard and many others.

Rob Bell, (Neo Calv. & Emergent)

Todd Bentley, (NAR) Lakeland Revival. He teaches Contemplative Prayer.  When some discerning pastors began to question his doctrine a group of NAR’s apostles supported & commissioned him on June 2008, 2 weeks later his sin of adultery & drunkenness was exposed by the secular media (ABC’s Nightline). He divorced his wife Shonnah and the revival was over on August 2008. A year later and already married with Jessa, he was restored to work at Rick Joyner’s church and recommended by Rick Joyner, Bill Johnson &  Jack Deere (at the time Deere was a bible teacher at Mike Bickle’s Church) all 3 were in charge of the restoration process.  His new wife works now with him.  See Bentley preaching in Rick Joyner’s Church and being rebuked publicly by some Christian leaders. More here about these revivals.

Mike Bickle (NAR) Bickle founder of IHOP. His “calling” began with a prophet named Augustine Alcala. Then 2 prophets, Paul Cain who worked with Oral Roberts & W. Branham (& who later confessed homosexuality & alcoholism) & Bob Jones (also involved in sexual misconduct) laid down the blue prints of his ministries. Bickle has Catholic speakers at his conferences. He states “Everybody is called to live in the contemplative lifestyle. Everyone! Everyone! Everyone!” & also teaches contemplative prayer.  He stated: “I want this book to be the manual for IHOPKC.” referring to a Catholic Mystics book “Fire with In“.  Also check hereTruman’s Prayer Center,  Mike Bickle is an apostle in the Apostolic Reformation Movement who thinks they are greater than the apostles in Biblical times. Bickle is the executive director of the multiple ministries of IHOP and is the senior pastor of Forerunner Christian Fellowship. “This is not all about “prayer.” The Charisma article explains how prayer is being turned into activism, and this is the activism that is now becoming overly political. According to Rick Joyner Bickle is also a Knight of Malta. He is part of the agenda of The Order of the Mustard Seed.  More here, also check IHOP in pt.2. New:  Bickle with pope Francis!

William  ‘Jerry’ Boykin, (NAR) LTG (Ret.), Speaker, promoter of ecumenism. He holds the title of Grand Chancellor of the ecumenical order of knight of Malta. He’s partner in ministry with Rick Joyner & , Freemason Nicholas Papanicolaou, The Prince Grand Master of Knights of Malta.  They had the blessings of 2 popes in their Knight of Malta Web site, that later were removed,  this is a screen-shot. Boykin’s website admits to being part of Billy Graham‘s ecumenic  Lausanne Movement.Boykin helped organize the use of abusive treatment of prisoners in Iraq:  The Tsunami Headed for the White House. He speaks now at several Calvary Chapels.   Video.

-Francis Chan, (Neo Calv.), He seems a very nice person, but nice people can also get deceived, please pray for him. He endorsed New Apostolic teacher Mike Bickle & speaks at his church. He spoke at Rick Warrens’ Saddleback Church and was overflowing with words of praise and admiration for him. He also spoke at Dublin International Eucharist Conference – Dublin, Ireland on July 2012 a Catholic conference. Chan apologized to his church for inviting ex Catholic Mike Gendron, a Reformer like him, who believes Catholics need salvation, Chan cut him off and told the audience it was unloving to insinuate that Catholics are not Christians. Chan practicing Catholic mysticism Lectio Divina with Reformers John Piper, Louie Giglio, Beth Moore & Reformed Rapper Lacrae  at ‘Passion 2012’ Conference (See about Lectio Divina ). In his book ‘Crazy Love ‘ he quotes Henri Nouwen who was a Roman Catholic priest, that was into mysticism. He also praises Shane Clairborne author of “Irresistible Revolution”, who worked  about 3 months with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, & founded a group of new monks called the Simple Way, a form of new monasticism.

Mahesh Chavda, He is ecumenical and a Knight of Malta, knighted with Rick Joyner and Bob Connor (according to Joyner’s own words, I heard the tape but don’t want to promote it).  He has been working to unite Catholics with protestants. He’s a pastor and mentor of the Anglican and ecumenic Knight Templar http://templartimes.smotj.org/, Cannon Andrew White, in the video you’ll see Todd Bentley talking to Chavda’s wife. On some of his meetings fall gold glitter and feathers, same like Bill Johnson and others like them. People have tested the gold dust falling in different places an none of them are gold, like people from Bethel had their particles tested and found they are NOT gold but glitter.  You can see this video about Signs and Wonders.

Randy Clark , (NAR) Was a pastor of a Vineyard Church, founded ‘Global Awakening. He started the Toronto blessing, but he received the anointing from Rodney Howard Browne. R. Clark was one of the ‘apostles’ that commissioned Todd Bentley.  He says:”I believe that the ecumenical movement in the body of Christ is very important to God”, Charisma Magazine.  His page mentions: Randy’s ministry crosses denominational lines. From the Westminster Chapel in London, to the St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Australia. He also promotes Catholic ministries, and his Healing school (teaching material and students) is also ecumenical.

Kenneth Copeland, & Gloria, (Word of Faith), with pope Francis on picture above. He was Freemason Oral Roberts’ disciple & his personal Pilot. Mr Copeland stated: “You’re all God. You don’t have a God living in you; you are one! … When I read in the Bible where God tells Moses, ‘I AM,’ I say, ‘Yah, I AM too!‘” –  ‘The Force of Love,’ Kenneth Copeland, tape BBC-56. Also check ‘Are the Copelands Freemasons?”

-David Crowder, Musician- Contemplative advocate & Catholic Mysticism.  Crowder is author of Praise Habit (referring to the habits worn by Catholic nuns): Finding God in Sunsets and Sushi, where he encourages the practice of lectio divina and references and quotes contemplative/emerging figure Walter Brueggemann a number times.

-John Crowder & Ben Dunn (NAR), Sons of Thunder  they teach mysticism, and their program ‘Jesus trip‘ opens with Catholic Gregorian chant. Pastor Crowder Mystic communion.  Please pray before watching, is dark material  video . He also teaches about practicing the presence of God in divine ecstasy, historical examples of levitation, stigmata, nature miracles, invisibility and more.  He’s a regular speaker at Bill Johnson’s church. See video ‘Mystic John Crowder exposed‘.

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Masonry in the Church? – Counterfeit Christianity

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Masonry in the Church?

A number of converted witches are going about the country today, warning that Satanists and practicing witches are infiltrating the church — especially charismatic churches. Some of these former witches have authored books telling of a diabolical plot by evil witches to enter congregations posing as super-spiritual Christians. Their purpose is to deceive and shipwreck pastors and to lead multitudes of naive believers into occult worship.

Many of these evil witches, they say, are already firmly established in numerous churches, controlling both the pastor and congregation and causing great confusion, wickedness, divorce — even death. We have received many letters in our office from people who say they believe their pastor must be under some kind of demonic influence — and I believe many of these letters are very legitimate.

Pastor David Wilkerson, March 5, 1990

 

Notice the 2 owls, the owl is a symbol of the occult. The owl has direct links back to the worship of Ishtar (Isis), or the Queen of Heaven. It represents earthly wisdom, knowledge (Gnosis).  “This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilishJames 3:15

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Masonry in the Church? – Pt.2

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The following is a picture and excerpt from the ‘Satanic Bible’: (We pray protection for the viewers in the name of Jesus Christ, the son of the living God). The only purpose of this pictures is to expose the enemy & his works of darkness.

The Satanic hand sign

Horned Hand or The Mano Cornuto: This gesture is the Satanic salute, a sign of recognition between and allegiance of members of Satanism or other unholy groups.

Pope Benedict XVI

 

Benny Hinn, Jesse Duplantis, Rodney Howard & K.Copeland

David Jeremiah

Pat Robertson

Dr. Cindy Trimm

Pastor John Hagee

Many people use also the ‘I love you‘ sign, which is very similar, but what they don’t know is that the person who created the sign language Hellen Keller was an occultist & a Theosophist. To see more about these leaders above, you can do your own search on this page

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Masonry in the Church? – Introduction

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Freemasonry is Satan’s Trojan horse, and it is in the Church of our day; and all too often people won’t listen to the warnings which are being sounded.   Pierce Dodson, Baptist Pastor.

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Masons Pay Tribute to Billy Graham

Billy Graham & wife Ruth receiving medal from 33° Freemason Newt Gingrich & 33° Freemason StormThurmond.  Also check here, and here.

In an interview with ecumenical & freemason TV evangelist Robert Schuller (May 31, 1997), Billy Graham responding to Schuller’s question about the future of Christianity, said “God’s purpose for this age is to call out a people for His name. And that’s what God is doing today, He’s calling people out of the world for His name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world, or the Christian world or the non-believing world. They are members of the Body of Christ because they’ve been called by God. They may not even know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something that they don’t have, and they turn to the only light that they have, and I think that they are saved, and that they’re going to be with us in heaven.

“I’ve found that my beliefs are essentially the same as those of orthodox Roman Catholics.”  Billy Graham, McCall’s Magazine, Jan. 1978

Graham meeting Pope John Paul II

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6.)

Billy Graham (video), Robert Schuller, James Dobson, as well as Rick Warren are publicly friends with many Masons.  For more information about Billy Graham check  here.  Some may say there isn’t  enough proof that these men are masons, we are NOT trying to proof they are, but just saying there is enough evidence that all of them are ecumenic and good friends of Freemasons. Please pray for Billy Graham and all these men. God died on the cross for all mankind for ‘all have sinned’. Pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will turn them from error or from falling away, into the everlasting life that only Jesus the Son of the Living God can give.

Masons believe that Christians, Jew and Muslims, worship the same God but with different names. They also believe their light comes from their lodges, but for a true Christian Jesus Christ is their LIGHT (Ephesians 5:14).

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

Manly P. Hall wrote: “The true Mason is not creed-bound. He realizes with the divine illumination of his lodge that as a Mason his religion must be universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the name means little, for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer. He worships at every shrine, bows before every altar, whether in temple, mosque or cathedral, realizing with his truer understanding the oneness of all spiritual truth.”

The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Manly P. Hall, 33rd, degree mason. Page 65, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co. Richmond, Va., 1976.

Masons are Gnostics.  Gnostic derived from the Greek word gnosis, meaning “to know.” The term “gnosticism” refers to a movement in the 2nd century, a heretic movement that  threatened the early church. Gnosticism claims hidden knowledge (esoteric knowledge) leads to salvation, that world (matter) is evil and that only the spirit is good, for that reason Jesus couldn’t be Divine.  Gnostics were divided on Jesus. One view held that he only appeared to have human form but that he was actually spirit only. The other view (the most common ) contended that his divine spirit came upon his human body at baptism and departed before the crucifixion (Kenosis) in other word Jesus is not 100% God & 100% men.  When the apostle Paul wrote that in him dwells All the fullness of the deity bodily Col.2:9  it was a rebuttal against the Gnostics. More info: Theopedia, Let us Reason .

O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge (#G1108 Gnosis= knowledge) by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen’   1 Timothy 6:20-21

The biblical apostles considered the Gnostics false teachers, but today we embraced them and follow them in our Christian Churches. Many of them call themselves apostles. Something we have learned by our mistakes is that we don’t follow men, nor put our hope & trust  on them but put our hope & trust in God alone and His Word. Psalm 62 & 118:8

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Ecumenical Movement & Evangelicals – Within the Church

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Ecumenical Movement & Evangelicals

A very admired and well known Assembly of God pastor was David Wilkerson who brought the Word of God to gangs in Bronx, N.Y., people that nobody wanted to witness to. God made many miracles in their midst. Before he passed away he gave us many warnings about the counterfeit Faith Preachers. See Video.

As Peter’s doctrinal offense was public,  Galatians 2:11  Paul publicly reproved him, because he was affecting others that were imitating him, and were not walking according to the truth of the gospel.

Sadly we also found that some Churches, organizations & colleges, specially the ones belonging to The Neo Calvinism , The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) & The Word of Faith (WoF) movements (as well as some other organizations) are getting involved with this ecumenical movement, they have links with one another, and are Dominionist or ‘Kingdom Now’ theology. Many of them had been warned & rebuked by other pastors, but still continue in their ways. The most painful part is all the people they are causing to fall away from the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Ecumenical Movement & Evangelicals – The Pope

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Ecumenical Movement & Evangelicals

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Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? and what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.  2 Corinthians 6:14-18

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Ecumenical Movement & Evangelicals – Introduction

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Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.  1 Tim. 4:1

Sound doctrine is very important to God. His word instruct us to persevere, to hold fast to the doctrine that was given to the apostles. 1 Corinthians 15:1-2, 1 Timothy 6:3-5, 2 Timothy 1:13, 2 John 1:9-11. We can avoid apostasy (departing from the faith) by learning & searching the Words inspired by the Holy Spirit (the bible), and comparing them with what we hear from others.  An absence of careful examination of the words of men in the church today is leading to a great falling away from the truth of the gospel.

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.  Acts 17:11

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1. We believe the Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given and preserved in the Received Text and the Hebrew Masoretic Text, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. Translations based on these texts are also the Word of God. These texts constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.  Error begins when we add to, remove from, or otherwise change God’s Word, like many new bible versions do. (Deut 4:2; Prov 30:6, Rev 22:18).

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