Wednesday, July 26, 2006

'Psalm in a bog' linked to Israel's current war

Psalms 83:1
O God, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.

'Psalm in a bog' linked to Israel's current war
Some say Scripture find in Ireland has meaning with present conflict

WORLDNETDAILY - By Joe Kovacs - July 26, 2006
- The "miraculous" find of ancient psalms in an Irish bog has some wondering if there's any special modern relevance, since the discovery dealt with the enemies of Israel attempting to destroy the nation.

A construction worker in Ireland came across the ancient 20-page book dated to the years 800-1000 A.D. while driving his backhoe's shovel into the mud last week. Experts say it's impossible to say how the manuscript ended up there, but speculate it may have been lost in transit or dumped after a raid some 1,000 to 1,200 years ago.
The National Museum of Ireland issued a statement saying, "In discovery terms, this Irish equivalent to the Dead Sea Scrolls is being hailed by the museum's experts as the greatest find ever from a European bog."

"It is not so much the fragments themselves, but what they represent, that is of such staggering importance," said the museum's director, Pat Wallace. "In my wildest hopes, I could only have dreamed of a discovery as fragile and rare as this. It testifies to the incredible richness of the Early Christian civilization of this island and to the greatness of ancient Ireland."
Read Entire Article...

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Blasphemous SMITTY Rap Video on the Purpose Driven website

Regarding our previous two posts on the SMITTY video that was shown at the Purpose Driven Conference, people may be asking "...did the Purpose Driven Conference really show a blasphemous SMITTY Rap Video?"

The answer is a sad Y E S !

Click here to see it being promoted on the Purpose Driven website on the...
2006 Purpose Driven Worship Conference + Festival Post-Conference Information website page

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"Filled With The Spirit
Did you miss out on the opening music video at this year's conference? Do you see it but have a burning desire to see it again? Do you want to share it with a friend? Click the link below and watch or share to your heart's content."
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Again we ask WHY?

If the Purpose Driven level of spirituality continues down the road like this, no doubt it will drive many people's faith into the ground.

Does God expect His children to walk in holiness, not carnality? Yes He does!

Paul writing to the believers at Corinth states,

"Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. "Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE," says the Lord. "AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you. "And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty. Therefore, having these promises, beloved,
let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God" (2 Corinthians 6:14- 7:1 )

~SRN

Purpose-Driven Rapper Crosses the Line to Blasphemy

Friends, we too have watched the Purpose Driven Rap Video - and like many others who are utterly appauled that Rick Warren would go to this end to promote his Purpose Driven program, we wonder why? Simply WHY? This video is not only carnal, it dishonors the name of God.

Watch the Minus Media Rap Video for Rick Warren's 2006 Purpose Driven Worship Conference

Below are a few comments on the subject from Ingrid Schlueter at Slice of Laodicea [news and commentary on the contemporary church]

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Purpose-Driven Rapper Crosses the Line to Blasphemy
By Ingrid Schlueter

Reverence in church is in short supply these days. Southcrest Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas is featuring a Laugh the Night Away event and they're selling tickets to the community. The church of Jesus Christ is no longer interested in all night prayer meetings. All night laugh-ins, however, are big. On Sunday mornings things are little better. The idea of God's awe and transcendence or the idea that our God is a consuming fire, (that's the Bible speaking, not me) is a pretty outdated concept now. Evangelical churches don't have chancels or sanctuaries any longer, they have stages and auditoriums. Rather than worship being viewed as a command performance for one consumer, the Lord of Hosts, worship is now about the adoration of our own bellies, our own preferences and our own adulation. Perhaps this explains a short, three minute rap video that was produced by Minus Media for Rick Warren's 2006 Purpose Driven Worship Conference. Watching it, it is evident that we have entered a new zone in sacrilege within evangelicalism. We are now openly featuring blasphemous mockery in Christ's name and the church is so blinded by disobedience and idolatry that Christians are posting this rap video on their web logs to share with friends. We should be on our faces.

The sneering, mocking expressions and tones of voice in this video have to be witnessed to be understood for what they are. By his speech and manner, the rapper takes the name of the Holy Son of God in vain, but the video contains something more. ...
Read more at Slice of Laodicea...

Roger Oakland's letter to Paul Crouch regarding TBN promoting Roman Catholic dogma

Roger Oakland's letter to Paul Crouch regarding TBN promoting Roman Catholic dogma

July 5, 2006

Paul Crouch, PresidentTrinity Broadcasting NetworkTBN Headquarters2442 Michelle DriveTustin, CA 92780

Dear Paul,
I am writing this letter is to ask you to respond to some concerns that I have regarding the direction your Trinity Broadcasting Network is headed. Although you claim you are promoting the gospel of Jesus Christ, there is factual evidence that your organization is becoming a tool of the Roman Catholic Church and you are promoting another gospel that leads to another Christ.

Several years ago, while visiting your facility on Bear Street in Costa Mesa, I noticed a picture of you and your son Matt shaking hands with Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. I also noticed at this time that you had a statue of the Queen of Heaven (“Mary”) wearing her crown and holding baby Jesus, displayed in clear view on the second floor.

Since that time, I noticed that some of your programming and your practices indicate you are either not aware or not concerned about the false teachings promoted by the Roman Catholic Church. Such practices are not only confusing to the millions of Christians who look to you for leadership, they are also spiritually lethal in that you have the potential to mislead people into believing they are Christians when, according to the Scriptures they are not.
Read entire letter [includes many of the books listed in TBN's bookstore]...

Sick Rap Worship Video for Rick Warren's 2006 Worship Conference

SICK RAP WORSHIP VIDEO FOR RICK WARREN'S 2006 WORSHIP CONFERENCE

Source:
Friday Church News Notes, July 14, 2006, www.wayoflife.org

- A rap video prepared for Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Worship Conference 2006 is one of the sickest things I have ever seen, and I have been researching the spiritually sick world of CCM for many years. It is by a rapper named Smitty and is mis-titled "Filled with the Spirit." It features a heavy sensual rap beat with the following lyrics: "Ohhhhhh, I'm filled with the Spirit; come gather round so all ya'll can hear it. Ohhhhh, I feel so amazing; can't stop the music; got my hands raising. Ohhhh, I feel this divinity; stronger than Samson; it is the Trinity. Calm me down I need the tranquility; Satan try to stop me; you got to be kiddin'
me. ... Uuhhhhh, now break it down ya'll; uuhhhhh, now break it down ya'll; uuhhhh, uuhhhhh, now break it down, now break it down, Old Testament style. Do the burning bush, do the burning bush, now everybody in the crowd do the burning bush. ... The walls of Jericho, the walls of Jericho, make the booty drop like the walls of Jericho [the rapper turns around and shakes his backside to the camera]..."

Not only do the lyrics turn the things of Christ and life's most serious issues into pure silliness and even descend into moral filthiness (e.g., rap dancing to the burning bush and shaking your booty to the falling of the walls of Jericho), but the way the words are sung are downright blasphemous. You have to see the video and hear the voices to understand just how sick and blasphemous this thing is, but I am not going to give out the link because I don't want young people, especially, to be influenced by this vile thing.

Ingrid Schlueter of "Crosstalk Radio Talk Show" on VCY America Radio Network makes the following observation: "The sneering, mocking expressions and tones of voice in this video have to be witnessed to be understood for what they are. By his speech and manner, the rapper takes the name of the Holy Son of God in vain, but the video contains something more. There is hatred here, hatred for who God is according to the Scriptures. The spirit of this video, ironically shown at a so-called worship conference, is anti-Christ. You cannot know the Lord of glory, the living Word of God and speak of Him in this manner. ... The monstrous treatment of the name of God under the guise of worship is evidence of the hearts behind the video. The grimace when the rapper says, ewwww, I feel this divinity... is manifestly evil. The name of the Lord, by whose mercy we live and breathe and have our being, is to be revered above all earthly names.

Anyone who can listen to the spirit of mockery and ridicule in this video and not feel a holy anger needs to return to the Bible and learn who God really is" ("Purpose-Driven Rapper Crosses the Line to Blasphemy"). We agree with that assessment totally. The next time someone tries to convince you that the Southern Baptist Convention is "conservative" remember that you will find every worldly thing in the SBC. Worldly Christianity is not "conservative" Christianity.
Read PDF File with photos...

Monday, July 24, 2006

Rome Peace Conference

Rome Peace Conference

LIGHT FOR THE LAST DAYS - July 21, 2006
- I wrote in the Omega Files in 2002 p 97: "European Union leaders have declared they stand 'ready to contribute fully to peace-building' and support an international peace conference, jointly hosted by the EU, the US, the UN, and Russia, to discuss with the Israelis and the Palestinians security, political and economic issues in the Middle East. Both Prime Minister Sharon and Shimon Peres have expressed interest in Rome being the venue. Sharon said: "We have excellent relations with Rome and my personal relations with Prime Minister Berlusconi are great."

Berlusconi also has good relations with the Palestinians, as Italy has proposed a 'Marshall Plan' to help revive the Palestinian economy. Rome mayor Walter Veltroni offered the Eternal city as a possible location for the talks, saying, "If a peace conference for the Middle East is held, then Rome would be the ideal venue."From the point of view of biblical prophecy it is highly likely that some kind of peace deal will emerge involving Rome and the European Union acting as mediators. Whether that involves the characters in power at the time of writing this remains to be seen, but in many ways we see the stage being set for a peace treaty, which will tie in with the prophecies of the Bible.

It is interesting that the Oslo Accords broke down exactly seven years after the signing ceremony in Washington. Instead of a final peace ceremony, the world's TV screens were filled with images of Israeli soldiers fighting with Palestinians on the Temple Mount, as the Al Aqsa Intifada began. Oslo was a kind of dry run of the final peace treaty, which is coming, which will end up seven years later with the armies of the world gathering at Armageddon!Watch this space.
Tony Pearce

Friday, July 21, 2006

SRN Website - IT issues being resolved

Dear friends,

if you have been to the Spiritual Research Network Website today, July 21, you will notice many photos missing. We have had some techical issues and will be back up to normal as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience,
~Chris Lawson at SRN

Aspen Revisited -- Philanthropy & Ideas

The following is a very interestin article that was posteed on the HERESCOPE BLOG. There is certainly much more going on with Neo-Evangelicals than meets the eye. I wonder if the people in Rick Warren's Church know about all this?
~Chris at SRN

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Aspen Revisited -- Philanthropy & Ideas

Source: HERESCOPE - posted by Discernment Research Group - July 21, 2006

- Neoevangelical leaders are fraternizing in the highest echelons of intellectual and global political societies these days. Last year this Aspen Ideas Festival became known among evangelicals because Saddleback pastor Rick Warren was invited to attend.

Bob Buford of the Leadership Network, who has been closely connected with both Peter Drucker (the management guru) and Rick Warren, wrote of his recent trip to Aspen, Colorado to hobnob with the global elites. Keep in mind as you read Buford's description, that this is the man who has trained an entire generation of Christian pastors and leaders in the Drucker 3-legged stool of Society model:

"As some of you know, Linda and I set aside six weeks each year in Aspen.…

"Under the direction of Walter Isaacson, The Aspen Institute is doing a remarkable job of being bipartisan and essentially creating a civil, new center in American political thought. The Aspen Ideas Festival is the most remarkable buffet of current big thinkers. Almost 200 speakers are offered across the period of a week, with sessions running from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. – more than anyone could conceivably consume. Just on the luminary side, one could hear two U.S. Supreme Court justices (Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer), the last two and the current secretaries of state ( Colin Powell , Madeleine Albright, and Condoleezza Rice ). In economics, there was Alan Greenspan and Larry Summers, the just deposed president of Harvard, who had been Bill Clinton’s secretary of the treasury, along with a batch of very savvy investment bankers and money people. Walter Isaacson is working hard to spice this mix with current evangelical Christian religious superstars – Rick Warren last year and T.D. Jakes and Ted Haggard, head of the National Association of Evangelicals, this year." [emphasis added]

Bob Buford mentions in his letter that he also attended another seminar, the Aspen Institute Seminar on International Philanthropy:

"A couple of days after the Ideas Festival, I attended an Aspen Institute Seminar on International Philanthropy. It was small and cozy by comparison with the massive Ideas Festival and the philanthropists came from Columbia, Costa Rica, London, and around the United States. One of my favorite, but seldom seen friends, the peripatetic Mort Meyerson, was one of a small group of twenty. He’s a prophet and genuine wise man. So I got to look at things from his perspective as well as my own. The first evening gathering featured an intimate reception and Q&A with Bill Gates, Sr. Of all the speakers I heard, he somehow was the most impressive…." [emphasis added]

To read more about these Aspen events see the following urls:
http://tinyurl.com/jgspthttp://tinyurl.com/n39hx
http://www.aspendailynews.com/archive_14921 [must sign up to read]
http://tinyurl.com/et4nf

The Aspen Institute Seminar on International Philanthropy [http://tinyurl.com/hs5cn] is described as:

"Donors seeking to bring about lasting social change through philanthropy must be creative and strategic. More than ever before, donors have an opportunity to play the role of catalyst, harnessing the power of individuals, governments, businesses and civil society to work together to address the world’s most pressing problems.

"The Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program and the Global Philanthropy Forum of the World Affairs Council of Northern California have designed The Aspen Institute/Global Philanthropy Forum Seminar for International Donors, a Seminar for both new and experienced philanthropists using philanthropy as a tool for social change. The Seminar invites the participation of philanthropists engaged in or hoping to become engaged in international philanthropy. Philanthropists who have committed significantly to international causes and are looking to achieve strategic impact are encouraged to participate. Participants will explore the roots of social change, through classical readings as well as candid, informal dialogue with leaders and peers." [emphases added]

For more information on the Global Philanthropy Forum which co-sponsored this Aspen Institute Seminar on International Philanthropy, see:

http://www.philanthropyforum.org/about/advisory.htm
http://www.philanthropyforum.org/conference/2006/2006archive.htm
http://tinyurl.com/fngdz

A list of Aspens Ideas Festivals Presenters [ http://tinyurl.com/emaoj] included evangelical notables such as Jim Collins, Ted Haggard, T.D. Jakes, Richard Land and Jim Wallis. This is a prominent list of wealthy elites, education reform experts, corporate leaders, political leaders. Reporting cynically on several of the evangelical keynote speakers was Ross Douthat on a theatlantic.com blog, entitled "God, Kitsch, and Crisis," which gives a peek into the evangelical speeches:

"This morning I dropped in on two discussions - a panel on American evangelicals with Richard Land, Ted Haggard, Peter Gomes, and Jim Wallis, and a smaller, irresistibly-titled presentation on "Kitsch and the Crisis of the West," by the Dutch thinker Rob Riemen. If you follow debates over religion and politics, there weren't that many surprises to be found at the evangelical jaw-jaw. Wallis argued (as he has for years) that Christians should worry more about poverty than about abortion; Land and Haggard advanced the usual evangelical "there's more to us than most secular elites think" line, while pointing out that they do care about poverty, thank you very much; Gomes was Gomesish (that is, charming, erudite, and faintly slippery); everybody agreed that the Da Vinci Code is hokum . . . and a good time was had by all, except the fellow sitting near me who said afterward that he wanted to throw something at the panelists. (I don't think there are many evangelicals, or evangelical-sympathizers, among the festival-goers.) And it's a little wearying how the same old chestnuts get trotted out year after year in the religion-and-politics debate, whether it's Land referencing (doubtless for the thousandth time) the Washington Post reporter who called evangelicals "poor, uneducated, and easily led" about fifteen years ago, or Wallis unburdening himself of the well-worn and rather dubious line that if you're an unborn child, you should stay in the womb, because religious conservatives won't care about you when you're out." [emphasis added]

For further reading on the significance of the Aspen Institute, see an important historical paper by Judy McLemore posted at http://www.discernment-ministries.org/TheAspenPaper.pdf .

The Truth:
Rick Warren and neoevangelical leaders are working on "advancing" a global kingdom for Christ and are aggressively and rapidly moving forward in the arenas of philanthropy. Philanthropy has historically been a useful vehicle to transform societies, leveraging change via funding mechanisms and machinations of social change. The apostles and prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation have been predicting a great outpouring of wealth to assist them in their kingdom-building endeavors. This report on the two Aspen seminars sheds considerable light on how neoevangelical leaders are being groomed to fit into the international global order scheme.

"Better is a handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit." (Ecclesiastes 4:6)
http://herescope.blogspot.com/2006/07/aspen-revisited-philanthropy-ideas.html

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Contemplative Prayer?

Contemplative prayer stuff is dangerous folks.

I caution everyone to stay away from making the mind 'passive' during prayer. God never intends us to go into neutral when we pray but to make our requests known to Him based on His word, etc.

There is a huge ...MASSIVE...amount of stuff from many different good discernment ministries that is exposing contemplative - centering prayer. Basically the centering prayer 'method' comes from the East and has been integrated into "Christianity" by contemplatives such as Thomas Merton, Bede Griffiths, etc.

Here is our SRN page on Contemplative and the dangers contemplative stuff gets into.

Richard Foster is por-contemplative according to his book Celebration of Discipline. Here is a Richard Foster archive at Lighthouse Trails Research Project
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/researchtopics.htm#F

Do A POWER SEARCH here!
Emerging Church Discernment POWER Search

...and here you can fire away and see the mass of stuff about the dangers of the Contemplative Spirituality approach.

Contemplative Spirituality Discernment Research Archives
Apprising Ministries Contemplative Spirituality Archive
Christian Research Service Contemplative Archive
Critical Issues Commentary Archive
Eastern Regional Watch Archive
Kjos Ministries ArchiveLet Us Reason Archive
Lighthouse Trails Research Project Archive
One Truth Ministries
Spiritual Research Network Contemplative Archive
Understand The Times Archive


We have many books in our research library that have to do with mysticism, Buddhism, Hindu prayer techniques, etc. And I also have Richard Fosters book [s]. When I match up his "method" for getting in touch with the "Divine", it parallels Eastern religious techniques to a scary degree.

We encourage people to stick with the basics of reading the Word and praying as we have always done...and always been blessed by God in doing so. No need to go out on the fringe with so many others who seek an experience before seeking the Word and knowing THE WORD... through His Word.

The Bible on Prayer: “Let nothing hinder thee from praying always” (Eccl.18:22); “Watch ye, therefore, praying at all times, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are to come, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Lk. 21:36); “Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer” (Rom. 12:12); “Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication” (Eph. 6:18); “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving” (Col. 4:2); “I desire therefore that men should pray in every place, lifting holy hands” (1 Tim. 2:8); “Pray without ceasing” (5:17).

Pray on folks and "Test all things, hold fast to that which is good. Abstain from every appearance of evil" (1 Thess.5:21).

~SRN

World Methodists to sign up to Lutheran-Catholic Agreement

World Methodists to sign up to Lutheran-Catholic Agreement

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The statement below, after my opening remarks and before my conclusion, was posted on the Ecumenical News International E-Update.

As I read the statement below I think about the Wesley brothers that traveled on horse and foot preaching the Gospel and singing hyms to the Almighty God of the universe. If only they knew how bad things would get in Methodism they would have cried their eyes out.

I recently traveled through the Yorkshire Dales in England, ... back in the middle of nowhere... where these men and many others led people to Jesus Christ by preaching the Gospel of Biblical justification. In opposition to ROME and the HERESIES that she has produced through the centuries, Biblical justification stands as the center of true Biblical, Gospel salvation.

It is a crying shame that the power of satanic blindness has fallen across the brows and eyes of "Methodism", something that started out with the truths of Scripture, and has now almost completely become an apostate ecumenical delusion in most quarters. This ought not to be so! Read the statement from ENI...

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World Methodists to sign up to Lutheran-Catholic agreement

Ecumenical News International News Highlights, 19 July 2006
Geneva (ENI).
A global gathering of Methodist churches is set to sign up to a groundbreaking agreement between Lutherans and Roman Catholics on the doctrine of justification, a key doctrinal question at the time of the 16th century Protestant Reformation.

"This was one of the issues that created the split that formed
the Protestant church,"
said
the Rev. George H. Freeman, general secretary of the World Methodist Council. He was peaking in advance of the World Methodist Conference in Seoul.
[575 words, ENI-06-0577]
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What would the Wesley's and the reformers of the 16th century Reformation think if they read this today? These people who are making these ecumenical decisions know exactly what they are rejecting. If they really stood for the truth of Scripture they would not be joining hands with Rome. But they are rejecting Scriputre. In doing so they are rejecting the God of Scripture.

All servants, friends and ministers of the Biblical Jesus, Biblical justification, and balanced Biblical truth...we must adhere to the Word of God lest we too drift away in the flood of apostasy.

As time goes on we will continue to see more of the very large, international, mainline Christian denominations signing up with the Roman Catholic Church. This is no secret, it is mass apostasy. This is simply one more proof that the great apostasy is blooming bigger and stronger and more powerful than most people would have ever considered.

No wonder the Apostle John was undone when he saw the vision of the woman dressed in scarlet riding the beast. The Roman Catholic church has been recognized throughout the centuries as the Great whore of Babylyon. Today, more than ever, she, Rome, is gainging momentum with un precedented effectiveness. The Roman Catholic Church is absorbing 21st century protestantism as 21st century protestantism continues to apostasize.

How is this happening? Infiltration! Divide and Conquer! False teachers creeping in unawares! The numbing of Christians! Apathy, dullness, compromise, carelessness! The ultimate oxymoron - "Unsaved Christian Ministers"! Counterfeit converts! False teachers! Ecumenism! Dialogue without truth! UNity around a lie! Lack of Biblical teaching on the BASICS of salvation! Dumbing down the Gospel! Feel good Christianity that loves experience instead of truth! Ecumenical Jihad! And of course...Eucharistic adoration that undermines the cross, the Person of Christ, the Holiness of God, Biblical justification, etc.

Think on this, Roman Catholic and "Protestants" joining arms and trampling the the truths of Biblical justification under foot; forgetting all the men and women who shed their own blood to stand up for the Bible and what justification really means. And most of all, forsaking their LORD who died so that sinners might be J U S T I F I E D - delcared 100% totally righteous before All Holy God. THIS TRUTH IS CONSIDERED TO BE BLASPHEMY TO THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND IS STILL UNDER THE ANATHEMAS PRONOUNDED AT THE COUNCIL OF TRENT - WHICH ROME UPHOLDS TODAY AND STILL APPLIES TO ALL TRUE "PROTESTANTS". ...And we could also say, according to Rome, every single person who believes in Biblical justification but would prefer not to call themselves "Protestants".

Folks, the day to "nail your colors to the mast" is here. Will it be Rome or the Bible for you? If you do not understand the Scriptures as well as the dangers of Rome, you will succumb to the apostate flood! Rome never changes! Choose this day whom you will serve...the Biblical Jesus or worldly ecumenism. I encourage you to spend one hour comparing your Bible to the doctrines of Rome, you will be shocked at what you find! Here is a suggested website in favor of Biblical justification http://www.pro-gospel.org/ .

"Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ."

Jude 3-4

~Chris at SRN

Monday, July 17, 2006

Rick Warren Shares Stage With Heretics - Rick Warren and the Hillsong 2006 Conference

Rick Warren Shares Stage With Heretics
Rick Warren and the Hillsong 2006 Conference
submitted by Bud Press, Christian Research Ministry


Rick Warren will be sharing the same format at the Hillsong 2006 Conference with the following Keynote Speakers. To find out more about these heretics, click on the links below their names.

Reinhard Bonnke (close friend to Benny Hinn and Word of Faith RHEMA teacher):
http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/rbonnke.html

Bill Hybels
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/warrenandblanchard.htm
http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/churchgrowth.html#bhybels

Jentezen Franklin (Trinity Broadcasting Network favorite):
http://www.tbn.org/index.php/2/4/p/24.html

Rick Godwin:
http://www.ondoctrine.com/10godwin.htm

The fact that Warren has no problem sharing the stage with heretics proves, yet again, that he himself is a false teacher. Warren's stated mentors are themselves heretics:

Robert Schuller
http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/word-faith.html#rschuller

C. Peter Wagner (head false apostle of the New Apostolic Reformation)
http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/newapostolic.html

The First Nations Movement - Deceiving The Nations!

Here is an excellent new discernment resource on The First Nations Movement - from Deception In The Church
Critical Missiological Issue!
The "Indigenous People's" (IPM) or "First Nations" movement is an unbiblical movement teaching heresies and doctrines of demons. It is being spread worldwide by YWAM, Don Richardson, John Dawson, Richard Twiss, Terry LeBlanc, Daniel Kikawa, Danny Lehmann and many other adherents.

The IPM is full of the false teachings of the Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), Word-Faith, Dominionism, Latter Rain and many other false theological systems. But it does have it's own distinctives that are driven by the works of Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss, and Don Richardson in particular. They are teaching Christians to “redeem” their cultures by worshipping their former gods, pretending they are YHWH.


Read Articles About the First Nations Movement at Deception In The Church

More False "First Nations" Teachings - On Genesis 11:1-9 (Babel) & Acts 17:18-34 (Mars Hill) by Sandy Simpson, 5/4/06
This article is written to expose another false teaching based on a misinterpretation of Scripture, namely the Genesis 11:1-9 account of the tower of Babel.

11 Reasons To Reject The Teachings Of The Indigenous People's Movement by Sandy Simpson, 3/4/06
When you mythologize religion and ignore the clear teachings of the Bible, as above, in order to make people feel better about themselves and their cultures, you are effectively preaching another gospel. Don't have time for this 24 page article? Try the shortened 16 page version here.

A Call To The Nations?
Unbiblical teachings by the organizers and participants of this conference including Richard Twiss, Daniel Kikawa, Aloha Ke Akua and YWAM
by Sandy Simpson, 4/28/05

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Freemasonry Alive And Well In 21st Century

Freemasonry alive and well in 21st century

REUTERS - By Jeremy Lovell - July 13, 2006 - LONDON

- Freemasonry is alive and well in the 21st century as people seek sanctuary from the tribulations of everyday life, a masonic historian said on Wednesday.

Steeped in history and surrounded by myth, the highly secretive society which some believe dates back to the Knights Templar, claims five million members worldwide spread from New Zealand to South Africa and the United States.

"A lot of people are finding in the 21st century that organised religion is not answering their needs, and for some people Freemasonry is that answer," Diane Clements, director of the Library and Museum of Freemasonry said.

"This is basically an 18th century organisation operating in the 21st century, but membership is healthy and fairly stable," she told Reuters on a tour of masonic headquarters in central London ahead of the opening of an exhibition about the building.

Modern Freemasonry with its plethora of arcane symbols and paraphernalia and secret rituals dates its origins back to 1717 when four groups or lodges met in the Goose and Gridiron Ale House in St Pauls to form the Grand Lodge of England.

The first headquarters on the current site on Great Queen Street near Covent Garden in London opened in May 1776 and through the centuries Freemasonry has attracted membership and patronage from amongst the highest in the land -- including future kings."This is the oldest Grand Lodge in the world," Clements said. "From here Freemasonry spread across the world through trade and commerce."

"The three precepts of a Freemason are brotherly love, charity and honesty. People used to be invited to join. Now we get some walking in off the street," she added.

Clements said membership in England and Wales was about 250,000 people spread among some 9,000 lodges.

There are separate Grand Lodges in Scotland and Ireland and across the globe. There is no overarching body.

The current London headquarters -- a large Portland Stone building with few windows onto the street and a muscular presence -- was opened in 1933 to commemorate Freemasons who were killed in World War One.

Inside all is polished stone, echoing hallways, coloured glass, dark wooden panelling and vaulted rooms with little natural light.

"The world is a very pressured place. People work long hours. They feel this is a refuge from the outside world. They can come here, close the door and be calm," Clements said.

"To qualify to join you must be male, over 21 and believe in a supreme being -- any supreme being. This is not a religious organisation. You can be Christian, Jewish, Muslim, it doesn't matter," she added.

She rejected the description of Freemasonry as a secret society with tentacles on the levers of power worldwide, saying abuse of position was punishable by expulsion.But she did accept that different lodges might apply differing interpretations of the rules.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Bomb Attack on Bombay Trains Kills 147

Bomb attack on Bombay trains kills 147
BOMBAY, India - Eight bombs hit Bombay's commuter rail network during rush hour Tuesday evening, killing at least 147 people and wounding more than 400 in what authorities called a well-coordinated terrorist attack.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility in the bombings, which came in quick succession — a common tactic employed by Kashmiri militants. The blasts came hours after a series of grenade attacks by Islamic extremists killed eight people in the main city of India's part of Kashmir.

India's major cities were put on high alert. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh convened an emergency Cabinet meeting and said that "terrorists" were behind the attacks, which he called "shocking and cowardly attempts to spread a feeling of fear and terror among our citizens."
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50 Million Muslims in Europe?

The following is an excerpt from a speech by Libyan leader Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on April 10, 2006:

"We have 50 million Muslims in Europe. There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe - without swords, without guns, without conquests.
The fifty million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades."

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