Wednesday, November 30, 2005

UK Surrenders to Gay Marriage?

UK Surrenders to Gay Marriage?
............"Civil Partnerships"?


The following is not meant to be a 'gay bashing' article.

Although we have personal acquaintances that prefer the "gay" lifestyle, we do not agree with 'what they do'. We still treat them like human beings and we do not set out against them to 'bash gays'. We treat all of our friends and neighbors with grace and love but we also warn them about the hazards of immorality.

Many homosexuals are actually very nice people. But does that make this lifestyle right? What about subjecting an entire nation to new laws that are totally contrary to that nations established morals and ethics? Is that a good thing to do, to reject the moral and ethical foundations of the nation? And it is right to reject the historical testimony of 20+ civilizations started their demise in the same manner?

The past 5,000 years of history reveals that God has not ‘opened the door’ to the gay lifestyle, but rather, He has ‘closed the door’ on homosexual-oriented cultures. History records at least 20 major civilizations that have endorsed and practiced widespread same sex relations, witchcraft and killing children. The killing children was in the name of religion of course [paganism] but today peple do it in the name of 'convenience' and 'family planning'.

For those of you who get mad at this, please know that my heart breaks for all those who would have beautiful children today... had it not been for them being deceived by the culture and education system teaching them that babies are not people.

When the following three things are commonplace in a nation…the entire collapse of the nation is at hand.
  1. Killing children [in our day ‘abortion’; and soon to be legalized Euthanasia]
  2. Practicing witchcraft [and occultism, spiritism, shamanism, etc.]
  3. Tolerating and endorsing homosexuality [same-sex marriages, gay clergy, pedophilia, etc].

“A case in point is Canaan, which we now call Palestine. According to Deuteronomy 18:10 the Canaanites were killing babies, were into divination (fortune telling), Astrology, casting spells, drugs, witchcraft, and calling up the dead.”


Has God not made it clear that He hates these things? Why? Because they destroy human beings and entire civilizations!

Jesus came to set people free from these things, not endorse and make them into national liberty’s and new laws in the name of ‘social expression’, ‘freedom’ and ‘human rights’.

When we kill our children, practice demonic religion, and glorify ‘Civil Partnerships’ by endorsing the burning passions of lusting for homosexuality activity, is God wrong to deal with it? Truly mankind has “exchanged the truth of God for a lie.” (Romans 1).

God hates these things and has made it clear that He wants to save humans from these things. “ I am the way the truth and the life, NO ONE ENTERS INTO HEAVEN EXCEPT THOUGH ME”. (John 14:1-7) "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not persih but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

God has also made it clear that those who practiced these things will not enter into Heaven. I believe that the United Kingdom and America are closing the doors to God’s blessing on these nations. Western civilization is falling apart, these are the root causes, and mankind is not repenting.

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.” (1 Samuel 15:23)

In this case nations are in rebellion!
______________________________
The following article about the United Kingdom’s “Civil Partnerships” was posted in the Forgotten Word Ministries E-Letter. ( http://www.forgottenword.org/ )

"Another sign that it cannot be long before the Lord Jesus returns has been announced in England.

The path towards full legal equality for gays, lesbians and bisexuals in the UK started in the 1960s with the decriminalization of same-sex sexual behavior. It will be largely completed by the end of 2005 when same-sex loving, committed couples will be able to enter into civil partnerships. These are virtually indistinguishable from opposite-sex marriages, but are called by another name in order to avoid offending those who feel that marriage should be a special right for opposite-sex couples.

There were two bills proposed during Parliament's 2001-2002 session that would have given limited recognitions to same-sex couples:

Jane Griffiths introduced her Relationships (Civil Registration) Bill to the House of Commons on 2001-OCT-24. It would have registered same-sex or opposite-sex relationships between two people who were cohabiting. It did not proceed. Lord Lester introduced his Civil Partnerships Bill to the House of Lords on 2002-JAN-09. It would have recognized "civil partnerships" between cohabiting couples. He decided to not proceed with the bill after the government promised to study the matter. The British Broadcasting Corporation reported on 2003-JUN-30 that the British government had issued a consultation paper on same-sex relationships. It is titled "Civil Partnership - A framework for the legal recognition of same sex couples." The article described plans to create a system of "civil partnerships" for gays and lesbians that would parallel the existing system of heterosexual marriages. It would be called a Civil Partnership Registration Scheme.

All three main British political parties: Conservative, Liberal Democrats and Labour were in general agreement with this proposal.

During the Queen's Speech on 2003-NOV-26, the government announced its intention to introduce a Civil Partnership bill .

The Civil Partnership Bill:
  • Will cover only same-sex couples. The Government decided that since co-habiting opposite-sex couples had the option of marrying, they would not be allowed to form civil partnerships.
  • Was preceded by a government consultation paper "Civil Partnership: A framework for the legal recognition of same sex couples" in 2003-JUN.
  • Was introduced to the House of Lords by the government on 2004-MAR-30 as Bill 53 of the 2003-2004 session.
  • Was enlarged by the House of Lords to include close relatives and caregivers, whether same-sex or opposite-sex, who are both over the age of 30 and have been living together continually for over 12 years.
  • Baroness Scotland of Asthal noted that this amendment would allow a woman to form a partnership with her grandfather; she would have her own mother as a step-daughter! This amendment was overturned later by the House of Commons.
  • Was passed by the House of Lords in its third reading on 2004-JUL-01.
  • Had its first reading in the House of Commons on 2004-JUL-05 as Bill 132 of the 2003-2004 session.
  • Passed its second reading on 2004-OCT-12 by a vote of 426 to 49.
  • Passed its third and final reading on 2004-NOV-09., in spite of a wrecking attempt by some Conservative backbenchers.
  • Was approved by the House of Lords on 2004-NOV-17 by a vote of 251 to 136 in spite of still another last-minute wrecking attempt.
  • Received Royal Assent on 2004-NOV-18.
  • Will go into force on 2005-DEC-05, according to a government announcement on 2005-FEB-21.
  • Covers all of the United Kingdom. However, there are minor procedural differences to civil partnerships in Northern Ireland and Scotland because of their unique legal systems.
There will be a 15 day "cooling-off" period before couples can be "Civil Partnershipped."

According to the Government News Network, same-sex couples can partnership on 2005-DEC-21, in time for the Winter Solstice and Christmas. The UK will become the tenth European Union country to permit same-sex couples to either enter into conventional marriages or civil unions with similar or equivalent privileges.

The media in the UK seems to have largely dropped the term "civil partnerships" and adopted the terms "to wed," "wedding" "pink wedding," and "gay wedding." "

Giant Mosque at London Olympics


The Muslims Will Reach Them...

-----

Giant mosque for 40,000 may be built at London Olympics

LONDON TIMES - November 27, 2005 - A MASSIVE mosque that will hold 40,000 worshippers is being proposed beside the Olympic complex in London to be opened in time for the 2012 Games.

The project’s backers hope the mosque and its surrounding buildings would hold a total of 70,000 people, only 10,000 fewer than the Olympic stadium. Its futuristic design features wind turbines instead of the traditional minarets, while a translucent latticed roof would replace the domes seen on most mosques. The complex is designed to become the “Muslim quarter” for the Games, acting as a hub for Islamic competitors and spectators.

“It will be something never seen before in this country. It is a mosque for the future as part of the British landscape,” said Abdul Khalique, a senior member of Tablighi Jamaat, a worldwide Islamic missionary group that is proposing the mosque as its new UK headquarters.

Tablighi Jamaat has come under scrutiny from western security agencies since 9/11. Two years ago, according to The New York Times, a senior FBI anti-terrorism official claimed it was a recruiting ground for Al-Qaeda. British police investigated a report that Mohammad Sidique Khan, leader of the July 7 London bombers, had attended its present headquarters in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. In August, Bavaria expelled three members of the organisation on the grounds that it promoted Islamic extremism.

Defenders of Tablighi Jamaat say that it is not political and confines itself to humanitarian work. It was founded in India under the British Raj and has many members in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The east London complex would have by far the largest capacity of any religious building in Britain. The biggest at present is the Baitul Futuh in Morden, Surrey, which holds about 10,000 worshippers. Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral, the largest Christian place of worship, has a capacity of 3,000.

The new building will be called the London Markaz (Arabic for centre) and will be built in place of an existing mosque on a 10-acre site 500 yards from the Olympic development.
The three-storey mosque will be designed to accommodate more than 40,000 worshippers. Its sweeping roof is intended to evoke tented cities. The complex would include a garden, school, library and accommodation for visiting worshippers.

Islamic calligraphy would cover the walls and ceilings, the washing areas would have cascading water to mimic a stream, and the complex’s buildings would be adapted to allow extra worshippers during festivals such as Eid, accommodating a further 30,000 visitors.

Ali Mangera, the London and Barcelona-based architect who is designing the mosque, said: “People in this country build mosques with fake domes and plastic minarets to look like the mosques back home. Islam has traditionally been at the forefront of technology and change. The Markaz will reflect this. It will be more than a mosque. The whole idea behind it is to break down barriers.”...

It is estimated that the project would cost more than £100m and donations are being sought from Britain and abroad.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0%2C%2C2087-1892780%2C00.html

Sunday, November 20, 2005

"IN JESUS" and Heresy

Recently we received an e-mail in regards to our use of the IN JESUS email service. (http://www.injesus.com/ ). We have used their service this last year off and on. We are writing to let you know where we stand in relation to OTHER ministries that use the IN JESUS service. We do not want to confuse believers about where we stand on the Third Wave / Signs and Wonders movement. IN JESUS is “open game” as far as who uses their service. All one has to do is “say” they are a Christian group. Sadly, many off base ministries are using IN JESUS which is actually a good E-Letter service as far as what they offer to the user/client.

This is just a reminder that the ministry of Chris Lawson /Spiritual Research Network DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY Third Wave teachers, the movement itself, or any ministries associated with it. We never have and we never will. Many of the teachings in this movement can be categorically refuted as
aberrant, heretical and thoroughly damaging to a Christian's faith.

Much of what goes on in this movement causes the world to look upon the “Church” with disdain. It is no wonder that the wolrd mocks the Christian church... See the following two examples:

1) Dateline exposing Benny Hinn (for the second time)
http://wittenburgdoor.com/godstuff/dateline_hinn.html ; and
2) Benny Hinn’s wife going absolutely crazy on stage http://www.beliefnet.com/story/3/story_317_1.html .

The world sees this rubbish and says… "That is Christian???”


Further, our ministry does not endorse C. Peter Wagner’s “Apostles of the New Reformation”, Chuck Pierce, Jack Deere, etc. movement. These men place themselves above Scripture, something Jesus Christ did not even do! We also do not endorse any of the aberrant teachers and teachings associated with it. C. Peter Wagner and his friends have some re-thinking to do. The things they say and do are extremely unbiblical.
See Apostles of the New Reformation - DVD/VIDEO
See Apostles of the New Reformation - Discernment Book with quotes

Neither do we endorse any part of the
Word-Faith/Prosperity Gospel movement, its teachings, or any of its teachers. The Word-Faith movement is clearly cultic in origin, damages believers in Christ, and provides untold millions of dollars to men and woman who twist the Scriptures and lead believers astray. See Online Audio Clips of Teachers

Many ministries on the IN JESUS Community AS WELL AS MANY INDIVIDUAL CHRISTIANS would do well to research the history, teachings and statements of the Christian leaders they are listening to.

This can be done here: Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, C. Peter Wagner, etc.


You may also want to type in Robert Schuller, Purpose Driven, Emerging Church, Purpose Driven, Labyrinth, Contemplative Prayer, Yoga, Mysticism, Spiritual Warfare, Renovare Bible, etc.

PLEASE NOTE:

WE ARE ABOUT TO SWITCH E-letter SERVICES as we do not wish to confuse any believers. We also do not want to confuse anyone who may be interested in the SRN ministry and other ministries that we support or have links to. We sincerely apologize if we have confused anyone about where we stand on these issues.

Compromising “the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints” (Jude 3-4) is a grievous sin and abomination before the Living God. We choose to stand with Pastors, teachers, ministries and churches who adhere to Biblical truth.


Chris at SRN
"Little children, keep yourselves from idols."
1 John 5:21

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

UFO's - War of the Worlds

UFO illustration from The Harpazo Network
This Article is From:
Answers in Genesis
A 1996 Gallup poll claimed that over 70 percent of the population believed that the government knew more about UFOs than it was letting on. This was also borne out in the Readers Digest polls, which stated that over three quarters of respondents thought UFOs were from outer space and that there has been some type of government cover-up.

Peoples' belief in such conspiracy theories, views on alien life, the big bang and evolutionary ideas in general, are being shaped more and more by the popular media. In an age where people are reading less and less, they are getting their information about scientific 'facts' continually embellished in a cloud of associated 'entertainment fiction', such as modern science fiction. It's important to be aware of the forces influencing our modern culture, undermining the biblical worldview in many subtle ways.

Christians and their families need to be equipped with solid answers and evidences as never before. The truth really is 'out there' -- though it's not what most people think!
(
http://www.answersingenesis.org/docs2005/0708alien_survey.asp).
___________________________________

We fully agree that Christians need to be equipped with answers! Here are a few resources.

Check out more info about the supernatural at:

K-House Resource Pages:
Return of The Nephilum
Alien Encounters
http://www.khouse.org/pages/special_events/alien_encounters/

And:


The Harpazo Network - Aliens, Apparitions and more...
Spiritual Research Network - Apparitions, Cults, and more


Messages from Heaven - Jim Tetlow, Eternal Productions

Tens of millions visit apparition sites hoping to encounter Mary, the mother of Jesus. Many believe these increasing manifestations signal the advent of a new era on earth. Those who follow the apparitions believe Mary has come to turn us back to God, while others insist that these events are either fabrications or the working of Satan. Messages From Heaven test these apparitional messages in light of Scripture.

http://www.harpazo.net/EternalProductions/ApparitionsofMary/






Queen of Heaven (Expose at Harpazo Network)

Coming Soon!

Queen of Rome - Queen of Islam "Queen of All"
The Marian Apparitions' plan to unite all religions under the Roman Catholic Church
See Also: "Queen of All" article

Thursday, November 10, 2005

What Are Your Friends Into?

Need Quick Info on Spiritual Deception?

Just click the links below and you will find discernment links, articles, profiles and some video and audio links.

Don't be caught without the right answers when people ask you why you believe the Bible to be true! Be a Berean and study your Bible. Don't fall prey to the world of the cults and the occult.

Groups/Movements (Links at the Spiritual Research Network)
Agnosticism
Apparitions of Mary
Ascended Masters
Assembly,The
Astrology
Athiesm
Baha'I
Branhamism
British Israelism
Buddhism
Children of God
Christiadelphianism
Christian Identity
Christian Science
Church Universal
Confucianism
Cooneyites
Creation Science
Dalai Lama
Divine Light Mission
Dungeons & Dragons
Emissaries of Divine Light
Eckankar
Existentialism
Evolution vs. Creation
Falun Gong
Forum, The
Freemasonry
Great White Brotherhood
Halloween
Hare Krishna
Harry Potter
Hinduism
His Divine Grace
Holy Laughter
Int'l Church of Christ
Islam
Jainism
Jehovah's Witnesses
Judaism
Kabbalah
Marxism
Meditation
Mormonism
New Age Movement
Occult
Oneness Pentecostalism
OSHO
Ouija Board
Paganism
Philadelphia Church of God
Psychics
Quakers
Raelians,The
Reiki Healing
Reincarnation
Rhema Word of Faith
Roman Catholicism
Rosicrucianism
Sahaja Yoga
Samhain
Satanism
Scientology
Secular Humanism
Serpent Power, The
Seventh-Day Adventism
Shamanism
Shintoism
Sikhism
Silva Mind Control/Method
Soka Gakkai International
Spiritualism
Swedenborgianism
Taoism
Theosophy
Therapeutic Touch
Transcendental Meditation
Unification Church
Unitarian Universalist
United Pentacostals
Unity
Universalism
Urantia Book
Way International,The
Wicca
Witchcraft
Yoga
Yoga(Kundalini)
Zen Buddhism
Zoroastrianism

Need a Quick Profile on a Group of Movement?
Each one is only about 4-5 pages and covers the basics. They also include a Christian response and plenty of Bible verses. Watchman Fellowship has many articles and apologetics resources.

Profile Listing:
Acupuncture. Vol. 11, No. 6, 1994
Assemblies of Yahweh. Vol. 17, No. 2, 2000
Astrology. 1996
Alice Bailey. 1996
Aum Shinrikyo. 1998
Baha'i. Vol. 14, No. 5, 1997
Boston Church of Christ / International Church of Christ. Vol. 10, No. 6, 1993
William Branham/Branhamism.
Channeling.
Chen Tao / The Right Way. 1998
The Children of God/The Family.
Deepak Chopra. Vol. 15, No. 3, 1998
Christian Identity. 1999
Christian Science. 1997
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Vol. 10, No. 2, 1993
Church of Scientology. Vol. 13, No. 1, 1996
Church Universal and Triumphant. Vol. 10, No. 4, 1993
Concerned Christians. 1998
A Course in Miracles. Vol. 11, No. 4, 1994
Goddess Worship. Vol. 11, No. 5, 1994
Halloween.
Heaven's Gate. 1997
Holyland / Reach, Inc. 1996
Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity. Vol. 10, No. 5, 1993
House of Yahweh. Vol. 12, No. 3, 1995
Jean Houston. 1997
Hypnosis. 1997
ISKCON / Hare Krishnas. Vol. 15, No. 4, 1998
Nation of Islam. Vol. 15, No. 6, 1998
New Age Movement. Vol. 13, No. 2, 1996
Oneness Pentecostalism. Vol. 16, No. 3, 1999
Order of the Solar Temple. Vol. 15, No. 2, 1998
Patterns in the Cults. Vol. 11, No. 2, 1994
Philadelphia Church of God. Vol. 18, No. 1, 2001
Psychics. Vol. 14, No. 2, 1997
Pyramidology and Pyramid Power. Vol. 10, No. 7, 1993
Raelian Religion. 1998
Rastafarianism.
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Seventh-day Adventism. Vol. 13, No. 1, 1996
Share International. 1999
Shepherd's Chapel. Vol. 16, No. 2, 1999
Spiritual Abuse. 1996
Swedenborgianism. Vol. 16, No.1, 1999
Therapeutic Touch. Vol. 14, No. 1, 1997
Transcendental Meditation. 1998
True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days. Vol. 16, No. 4, 1999
Unity School of Christianity. Vol. 10, No. 9, 1993
The URANTIA Book. 1999
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. Vol. 10, No. 8, 1993
The Way, International. 1996
Witchcraft or WICCA. Vol. 11, No. 1, 1994
Word-Faith Movement.
Worldwide Church of God. 1996


Saturday, November 05, 2005

Word Faith Heresy Audio Clips

Word Faith Movement On Cults

We recently found this link and a handful of others that deal with the Word Faith Heresy online audio clips. The following is from BibleFacts.Org. Sometimes the server goes down so if you cannot get link make sure to try it again.

"The Word faith Movement started out by denying God is sovereign in healing only whom he wills. (See James 4:14-16) If you were not healed you were lacking in faith or did not have the right formula. This lead to the prosperity gospel. With the right formula you can be guaranteed health & wealth. This lead to commanding God to do these things, instead of asking. Then faith was redefined as no longer trusting in God, but it was a magic force you could tap into. (We no longer need God, we do it ourselves.) This lead to the teaching that through this power of faith we can become little gods. This lead to the heresy that Jesus was transformed in to a demon possessed mortal in hell so we can be transformed into Gods on earth. Finally this broke out into numerous myths and false teachings. "

This article is at: http://www.biblefacts.org/cult/clips.html

Presented here are audio clips of various word faith teachers and their false doctrines.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT YOU HEAR!!!

Here is a sample:

Christians evolve into gods:
Kenneth Copeland
Kenneth Hagin
Benny Hinn
Benny Hinn
Benny Hinn
John Avanzini and Morris Cerullo
Paul Crouch

Jesus may not be God:
Paul Crouch and Kenneth Copeland

Redefining the Trinity:
(If Benny Hinn really repented he would not keep selling his books about this heresy).
Benny Hinn 9 of them
Benny Hinn Father has a Body (Crouch - Trinity unimportant)

Denying the Trinity:
William Branham
Joseph Good

Comments about William Branham:
Benny Hinn