Sunday, March 19, 2006

NEW Spiritual Research Network Website Almost Ready

NEW Spiritual Research Network Website Almost Ready

It has been a long process but we finally will have a Spiritual Research Network website that is loaded with research articles and archives for many of the current trends going on in the church such as the Emerging Church issues, Purpose Driven issues, Word Faith cultism, etc.

The Spiritual Research Network site will also have many as expose's on cults, new age, the occult, hazards of the occult, Harry Potter, liberalism, ecumenism, Da Vinci Code, etc.
At this point we have linked heavily to many good discernment sites but in the future we will be writing and sending out our own articles, exposes, etc.

The main idea here is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry as well as lead people to Christ - the Real Jesus of Scripture who is the risen Christ, not an occult counterfeit.

The Spiritual Research Network website is not an ecumenical compromise, but a powerhouse of Biblically sound and relavant discernment articles.We will send an Update out when the new Spiritual Research Network site goes online.

Please pray for us as we travel in the USA the next few weeks and please pray that many people would be blessed when the new Spiritual researdch Network site goes online.
~Chris

Friday, March 10, 2006

"Christian" Leader [Ken Blanchard-Rick Warren's Helper] Still Promoting New Age

Is Ken Blanchard a New Age Christian?

Is Rick Warren using discernment???... in teaming up with Ken Blanchard, a man who endorses New Age books and authors?

Should Ken Blanchard help trian Rick Warren's Peace Plan army?

Are Christian Pastors all over the world aware of what is going on?

Read on...
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"Christian" Leader Still Promoting New Age
LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS REASEARCH PROJECT - February 21, 2006

- Well-known professing Christian author, speaker and business guru, Ken Blanchard, who has ties with Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, David Jeremiah and other Christian leaders, has been endorsing and promoting New Age teachings for over twenty years. After this was brought to the light last April in our Special Report, and after Blanchard said he would stop his promotions of the New Age, he is still endorsing New Age books and continues his connections with New Age organizations. This critical situation is affecting believers world-wide. Blanchard, head of the Lead Like Jesus organization, is considered by many as a trusted leader. He speaks at many different conferences including the Living Leadership with Mikhail Gorbachev... See Link for a table showing many of the connections Blanchard has to the New Age.
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blanchardreportfeb06.htm


Related Information:
Original Special Report on Blanchard/Warren Ties
Investigative Researcher, Bud Press, has put together a report that documents recent developments regarding Blanchard's continued involvement in promoting the New Age.

Updated Report from Christian Research Service

"Equipping Leaders to 'Lead like Jesus'?"From Kjos Ministries

Misguided Shepherds Promoting Contemplative Spirituality

Ken Blanchard: Leading like Jesus or being Managed by Other Forces? Article by Mike Oppenheimer of Let Us Reason Ministries

Rick Warren's Connections to Ken Blanchard Rick Warren is still on the board at Lead Like Jesus

While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
Matthew 25:5

World Council of Churches Continues Down Path of Gorss Heresy

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3
Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,...Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first,...

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.

The Apostasy is hybridizing very rapidly and mega-exponentially!!!
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WORLD COUNCIL CONTINUES DOWN PATH OF GROSS HERESY
(Friday Church News Notes, March 10, 2006,
www.wayoflife.org)

- At its recently concluded 9th Assembly in Brazil the World Council of Churches demonstrated that it remains committed to the grossest of heresies. While there was much talk of a broader table that would include "evangelicals" and "charismatics," it was only talk. No one with an ounce of biblical conviction would join the WCC. The ecumenical organization has lost about 30% of its funding in the past seven years because the liberal Protestant denominations in America and Europe that provide the bulk of the money are dying. For a Bible believer, the World Council is a strange Alice in Wonderland, filled with weird nonsensical things, a place where words are given different meanings.

When the World Council speaks of "mission," it does not mean the mission of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the unsaved; it means, rather, striving for world peace, economic justice, and such. The World Council can present different faces, depending on the situation. In some third world nations such as Nepal it tries to appear more "evangelical" in theological outlook when the majority of local pastors are of that persuasion, but in other parts of the world its true liberal face is unveiled. There is probably no heresy that has not been broached within the context of the WCC. At the recent Assembly in Brazil, central committee moderator Aram I said, "The church is called to discern the signs of the 'hidden' Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit in other religions." It is obvious that this man's doctrine does not come from Scripture, which teaches us that the only "spirit" that is in pagan religions is the spirit of "the god of this world" (2 Cor. 4:4). Methodist Bishop Adriel de Souza Maia, President of the Brazilian National Council of Churches, said he wanted the WCC to counter the forces of "religious fundamentalism." One workshop at the WCC Assembly was dedicated to the Umbanda spiritist religion, which features the channeling of messages from spirits. An Umbanda priestess who called herself Mother Aguida Guiomar Pires led the workshop.

Though the mutirĂ£o workshops were "unofficial,"
all of them were endorsed by some church body related to the WCC, according to mutirĂ£o coordinator Faautu Talapusi. At a workshop on human sexuality, Erlinda Senturias, a Filipino, said any sexual act that is done with an attitude of love and respect is morally legitimate, regardless of whether it occurs in marriage. When a young Irish man in the audience asked whether it was acceptable for him to engage in sexual relations with his girlfriend, Senturias replied:


"A sexual experience is a spiritual experience; if it is done in a spirit of mutual respect and love, it is a very beautiful experience--whether you are married or not." At the same workshop George Mathews Nalunakkal, a Syrian Orthodox priest from India, warned against appealing to the Bible and objected to statements that "reflect a rather negative anthropology, where man is seen as a 'fallen' creature and sin is sexual." Desmond Tutu of South Africa said: "God is the God of all. We are too prone to excommunicate. God welcomes all of us. Today we Christians have moved a long way toward understanding that we don't have a corner on the God market. Once we said that all who are not Christians are pagans." A special plenary session dedicated to Latin America glorified the failed Marxist liberation theology dogma. Argentinian Adolfo Perez Esquivel defined the Gospel as finding answers 'in order to live in human dignity." He never mentioned Jesus Christ, but he did exclaim, "When Bush prays, God covers his ears!" There is nothing judgmental about these folk! An evening interfaith peace rally featured generic prayers to "the spirit of the universe."


Appearing on stage to lead the ceremony were a Buddhist monk, a Muslim Imam and an Anglican bishop. Representatives of each "religious tradition" played a role in offering audible prayers to "the spirit of the universe." (The quotes in this report are from online firsthand articles by the Institute on Religion and Democracy and the Presbyterian Layman,
http://www.ird-renew.org/site/pp.asp?c=fvKVLfMVIsG&b=1424961.)
WORLD COUNCIL CONTINUES DOWN PATH OF GROSS HERESY
WORLD COUNCIL CONTINUES DOWN PATH OF GROSS HERESY
WORLD COUNCIL CONTINUES DOWN PATH OF GROSS HERESY

Monday, March 06, 2006

Trinity Programs Seen In 'Just About Every Country'

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3
Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,...Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first,...

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.

Trinity Broadcasting Network??? Caveat Emptor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See what is really INSIDE TBN click here!!! Photo spread!!!!!!!!!
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Trinity Programs Seen In 'Just About Every Country'
RELIGION NEWS BLOG - March 6, 2006


- Trinity Broadcasting Network today owns about 36 full-power stations, is carried via about 40 satellites around the world and is broadcast in “just about every country,” TBN attorney John Casoria said.

Last year, it added The Healing Network, which began 24-hour broadcasting into the Middle East. Shows seen in this country are translated into Arabic, and Arab pastors have their own shows.


TBN embraces a diverse group, with leading Southern Baptists, Catholics and others appearing as guests on shows, or having their own shows, along with folks such as faith healer Benny Hinn, a TBN staple.


Scads of country music and movie stars, including Ricky Skaggs and George Clooney, along with presidents, have appeared on shows broadcast on TBN.


Among its networks are Smile of A Child-TV, for children, TBN Enlace for Hispanics and JC-TV for young people.
The TBN me'lange includes Christian music videos and health shows, church services and the well-known Praise the Lord, a talk and prayer show with music.


“Prosperity gospel” crops up at times: telling people if they send money, God will reward them abundantly by, for instance, getting them out of debt.


People can speak with “prayer partners” over the telephone or volunteer to be one.
TBN is the trademark name of Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana, Calif.

The facility in Hendersonville is known as Trinity Music City USA. Other complexes with theaters and broadcasts include Trinity Christian City International in Costa Mesa, Calif., and International Production Center in Irving, Texas.
http://www.religionnewsblog.com/13836
Trinity Broadcasting Network??? Caveat Emptor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Trinity Broadcasting Network??? Caveat Emptor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Trinity Broadcasting Network??? Caveat Emptor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Christian TV Empire Savors A Tax Blessing

Trinity Brodcasting Network raking in mountains of cash...
Christian TV Empire Savors A Tax Blessing

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Christian TV empire savors a tax blessing
THE TENNESSEAN - By ANNE PAINE - March 5, 2006 - HENDERSONVILLE


— A ruling that means Sumner County and the city must refund the theme park-like Trinity Broadcasting Network complex here more than $300,000 in taxes ends an 11-year skirmish and gives the colorful owners much of what they’ve wanted — status as a church.
Under an administrative judge’s decision approved by a state commission last month, televangelists Paul and Jan Crouch have the state’s blessing to stop paying property taxes on their auditorium. It is familiar to millions of TBN viewers worldwide as one location of the Praise the Lord show, a glitz-filled mix of prayer, musical entertainment and requests for money.


Their land also includes the home of the late country music great Conway Twitty and his Twitty City spread.
The Crouches didn’t get a wholesale property tax exemption. TBN must continue to pay on several other parcels found past the ribbon-like entrance banner proclaiming “Trinity Music City USA,” including the Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh Gift Shop, Solid Rock Bistro and the Twitty mansion.

“Obviously, we were hoping for 100% across the board, because Trinity is a church, but we understood the judge’s ruling and we have no objection to it,” said TBN attorney John Casoria, speaking from the international headquarters in Tustin, Calif.

Paul Crouch, son of Assemblies of God missionaries, founded TBN in 1973, taking over a struggling television station in Santa Ana, California to spread the gospel. He and his wife, Jan, hit upon on-air “Praise-a-Thons” in which they praised the Lord, played music and pleaded for donations to stay afloat and grow.
To get the message out, the couple still uses a blend of the Bible, entertainment and fundraising. The impassioned Jan Crouch has always been a standout beside her thin, business-like husband, with her waterfall of ultra-blonde hair, thick eye makeup and frequent tears.

From its base in California, TBN expanded to Tennessee with the Sumner County purchase in 1994; its broadcast center drew visitors, recording studios were set up and the company made plans for a theater.

The Crouches found that the Twitty home continued to draw country music fans, so they capitalized on that, too, to reach people. Tours there continued, and a small section of the complex’s gift shop, which includes inspirational books and videos, Bible-carrying dolls, glow-in-the-dark mugs and vitamins, also features Twitty shirts and postcards.

In the beginning, according to Sumner County Executive Hank Thompson and media reports at the time, Paul Crouch accepted an “entertainment” zoning for the property when TBN moved in and agreed to pay taxes.
Then the Crouches asked for a sign.

TBN wanted a highway sign to point visitors toward the complex, just as Twitty City had. But the Tennessee Department of Transportation said no, that churches don’t get signs.

Thompson said he went with Paul Crouch to try to change TDOT Commissioner Bruce Saltsman’s mind, but they got nowhere.

He had pointed out that religion-based schools have signs, he said, and that this is a religious entertainment center that draws a hoard of money-spending visitors who could use directions.
Paul Crouch, he said, thought the government couldn’t have it both ways: either TBN paid taxes as an entertainment complex and got a sign or it shouldn’t have to pay taxes. Thompson said he agreed.
“They did what they had agreed to do,” said Thompson, who was Hendersonville’s mayor when TBN settled here. “They were paying. They were being good neighbors. They were fulfilling their agreement.
“It’s the worst example of the state not using common sense I’ve run into in 25 years,” said Thompson.
“The sign is what drove them over the edge, I think.”
TBN filed a request for exemptions as a church...
In October of 1995, however, Paul Crouch told The Tennessean:
“I wouldn’t even have asked for the tax exemption if the highway department had been fair with us and let us have a highway sign.”

A refund of about $300,000 won’t make a loud splash in the coffers of TBN, whose most recently available 990 IRS form shows it took in just over $184.3 million in revenues in 2003. Expenses totaled almost $113.2 million, meaning an excess of about $71.1 million for the year.

It held at least $311.6 million in securities in its investment portfolio, which included foreign television stations, an oil lease and a recreational vehicle park.

Casoria called the estimated $300,000 property tax refund “acceptable and fair” but said Tennessee’s laws are “probably one of the most stringent” of the states TBN deals with...
http://www.gallatinnewsexaminer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060305/NEWS01/60305002/1309/MTCN04
Trinity Brodcasting Network raking in mountains of cash...
Christian TV Empire Savors A Tax Blessing

Friday, March 03, 2006

Rowan Williams, Brian McLaren - Moratoriums on Homosexuality?

Rowan Williams, Brian McLaren - Moratoriums on Homosexuality?

Before reading the following news items , here are the words of Jesus Christ who is the Supreme authority on this issue:

"For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man" (Mark 7:21-23).

Simply put, everyone is guilty of breaking God's Holy Law and everyone needs salvation. Why then do these 'professing Christian' leaders seek to have 'moratoriums' on the homosexual issue? Isn't what God says enough? Do we find Jesus Christ having moratoriums on any type of sin found in Bible? No....
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Emerging Church Deception