Friday, October 27, 2006

Christianity Today Admits Evangelicalism's Laodicean Character

"Red sky at morning,
sailor take warning,

red sky at night,
sailors delight."







Sunrise over Eastern Scotland - October 27, 2006

Here is another small news clip illustrating the fact that the red sky warning of the Laodicean age has come. The signs of end times apostasy are everywhere folks. Only the spiritually blind or immature believer cannot see them.

When Christianity Today, a publication noted for its incredible lack of discernment, mentions that we are in the Laodicean age, we must really be pretty far down the road of evangelical apostasy.

The author of the Christianity Today article boasts,

"We now have institutional resources and influential churches to a degree barely hoped for 50 years ago. Our people are better educated and more affluent."

We remark...

Yes, many Christian people are well educated and affluent, and they are promoting Christian yoga, Christia inner-healing, Christian visualization, Christian levitation, Christian heat healing (reiki), Christian labyrinths, Christian 'centering prayer', Christian mantras, Christian chanting, Christian drumming, Christian altered states of consciousness, Christian 'breath prayers', Christian dream interpretation (Christian psychics), Christian barking, Christian rolling, Christian holy laughter (see Hindu cults), Christian uncontrollable crying, Christian spasmotic jerking, Christian slithering (like snakes) etc. ad nauseum.

But all these things, that many so-called well educated Christian leaders are endorsing are not only unbiblical, they come from the world of the occult. See Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Serpent worship, Eastern Guru cults, the Kumbha Mela (30-70 millions Hindu worshipper festival seeking an experience) etc.

The signs of the times are all over the place and the place to look for answers is no longer to be found in many pulpits. Believers need to read the Word of God and test all things, regardless of who is preaching and teaching them, oursleves included! 1 Thessalonians 5:221 and Acts 17:11 still apply.

Jude 3-4 says it correctly that false teachers have "crept in unawares". In our day thay have come in with their contemplative, new age, and occult spirituallity and techniqes. They have "Christianized" these and have produced a generation of sign seeking spiritual junkies who will not stop until they are bloated with spiritual quick fixes. "Experience" - the root and foundation of occultism, has been repackaged and pawned off on undiscerning church-goers as the "New Spiritual Formation". The clarion call of the Christian church in our day is no longer "study the Word of God and show thyself approved unto God, a workmen that needeth not be ashamed...", but, "experience the God within as you hear the inner-voice, sense His presence, and chant your Christian mantra." This is Hinduism for the West!

No wonder that the Laodicean age has come! The flock is eating poisonous weeds just as fast as the compromised publishing houses, bookstores and pulpits can produce them. The sheep have been fattened up for the kill and the doors of slaughterhouse apostasy are swinging wide open to the masses.

Lord Jesus come quickly!

-SRN
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CHRISTIANITY TODAY ADMITS EVANGELICALISM'S LAODICEAN CHARACTER
(Friday Church News Notes, October 27, 2006, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143)
- An editorial posted to the Christianity Today web site on October 19, 2006, inadvertently admits the Laodicean character of contemporary evangelicalism. The article, "Let's Improve the Public Perception of Evangelicalism," frets about public misperceptions of their movement, especially that "in the public's mind" evangelicalism is "linked with extreme fundamentalism." Horror of horrors! For 50 years the New Evangelicals have been trying to portray themselves as the reasonable, scholarly, positive face of Christianity, but society still thinks they are just fundamentalists. It is laughable. The author recounts the beginnings of modern evangelicalism as follows: "Let's agree that the word evangelical still works, but not like it did when the pioneers of the neo-evangelical movement adopted it. At that time, it signaled their positive stance for the gospel along with a fresh, non-fundamentalist agenda of cooperation and cultural engagement." Observe that the writer admits that New-Evangelicalism is this generation's heritage, and he glories in the fact that evangelicalism has rejected separatistic fundamentalism for a "positive stance." This confirms what we have long said, that evangelicalism and neo-evangelicalism have become synonyms over the past 50 years. The author then boasts about evangelicalism's greatness as follows: "We now have institutional resources and influential churches to a degree barely hoped for 50 years ago. Our people are better educated and more affluent." The Lord must be terribly impressed. "Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked" (Rev. 3:17).

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Satanism And Witchcraft - What Are The Consequences?

Very often people do not want to look at the FACTS on what happens when a person opens the door to the kingdom and power of the occult. This is Satan's domain and when the power of Satanic evil comes through the doors of perception and into the lives and minds and hearts of humans, the results are devastating.

We post the floowing articles below to PROVE THE FACTS TAHT OCCULTISM AND SATANIC RITUALS ARE NOT JUST FUN AND GAMES.

Caution:
Readers should be aware that the New Age Movement, Wicca/Witchcraft, Magick, etc., is steeped in occult influences. Many of the articles within the New Age and Occult categories on our website contain information about or descriptions of occult practices and a Biblical perspective on it.

Our purpose in giving this information is not to endorse occult practises but to alert you to the physical and spiritual dangers that one faces when practising what God clearly forbids.

Our desire is to help you recognize and avoid these practices so that you do not incur the hazards that many have succumbed to.. Please be aware that for those of you who are especially sensitive readers, particularly those who have had previous occult contact, you may find this material disturbing.

Discernment articles below are by John Ankerberg and John Weldon:

Satanism and Witchcraft:

Satanism and Witchcraft: The Occult and the East - Pt.1 Eastern Occult Influences in Western Thinking

Satanism and Witchcraft: The Occult and the East - Pt.2 Monsatic Goals, Hinduism, Buddhism Carried to their End?

Satanism and Witchcraft: The Occult and the East - Pt.3 Serious Implications of Embracing Occultism


Satanism and witchcraft: The Occult and the West - Pt.1 Influence of Witchcraft and Satanic Cults on Western Culture

Satanism and witchcraft: The Occult and the West - Pt.2 Occultism, Drugs, Abduction, Rape, Pornography, Sacrifice...

Satanism and witchcraft: The Occult and the West - Pt.3 News Stories Revealing The Dark Side of Satan Worship

Satanism and witchcraft: The Occult and the West - Pt.4 Serial Killers and Satanism

Satanism and witchcraft: The Occult and the West - Pt.5Satanism Alive and Well in America

Satanism and witchcraft: The Occult and the West - Pt.6Varieties of Satanism

Ouija Board ?
Ouija Board Pt.1: Dangers, Spirit Possession & Consequences

Ouija Board Pt.2: Ouija Board as a Harmless Pastime?

Demons do not play games with humans, they destroy them. Only Jesus Christ, Who is the Risen Lord, and the God of all creation can set people free from Satanic power.

Revelation 12: 11
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

Colossians 1:19-22
19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. 21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled 22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight...

Colossians 2:13-15
13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

God loves you and Jesus can set you free! Repent and believe for today is the day of slavation!
-SRN

Friday, October 20, 2006

SPECIAL REPORT: Non-Christian Authors, Books Continue to Haunt the Christian Bookstore Industry

Dear All,
At the link below is a very important report. Bud Press has done an excellent job in researching what is going on with the Christian Book industry. People are compromising the truth in order to make a few bucks, or, a few million bucks.

This report confirms again and again what we have also seen , at the Parable Christian Book store in San Luis Obispo, California, at the Wesley Owen Christian Bookstore in Edinburgh, at the Christian Booksellers Convention in Atlanta, etc - NO DISCERNMENT AND NO CONCERN FOR TRUTH !
Even at the Wesley Owen Bookstore in Edinburgh, when the manager was lovingly confronted regarding the blatant, anti-Christian heresies of Benny Hinn and Kenneth Copeland, the manager told me to my face that she would allow the store to sell heresy...because it is popular and people will buy it what is popular. What kind of "Christian bookstore manager" is this?

Just because a clown wears a smile does not mean the face behind the mask is a happy one. So too, just because a Christian bookstore is called "Christian" does not mean that what you buy will by any means be "Christian". In fact, it may even be downright satanic.

Watch out and use discernment or you might be led astray from Christ by what your local compromising Christian Bookstore has sold you.

-SRN Philippians 1:8-11 -----
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Now online at Christian Research Service:

SPECIAL REPORT: Non-Christian Authors, Books Continue to Haunt the Christian Bookstore Industry

"The time has come when the entire Christian bookstore industry must take a serious look at who and what they are advertising and promoting, then do something about it--not six months from now or next year--but immediately."

Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin (James 4:17).
Online at: http://www.christianresearchservice.com/bookstores5.htm

Thursday, October 19, 2006

How Britain is turning Christianity into a crime

How Britain is turning Christianity into a crime
THE DAILY MAIL [LONDON] - by Melanie Phillips - September 7, 2006

-- How long will it be before Christianity becomes illegal in Britain? This is no longer the utterly absurd and offensive question that on first blush it would appear to be.

An evangelical Christian campaigner, Stephen Green was arrested and charged last weekend with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

So what was this behaviour? Merely trying peacefully to hand out leaflets at a gay rally in Cardiff.

So what was printed on those leaflets that was so threatening, abusive or insulting that it attracted the full force of the law?

Why, none other than the majestic words of the 1611 King James Bible.
The problem was that they were those bits of the Bible which forbid homosexuality. The leaflets also urged homosexuals to "turn from your sins and you will be saved".

But to the secular priests of the human rights culture, the only sin is to say that homosexuality is a sin.

Admittedly, Mr Green is not everyone's cup of tea; other Christians regard him as extreme. But our society is now so upside-down that, by doing nothing more than upholding a fundamental tenet of Christianity, he was treated like a criminal.

And yet at the same time, the police are still studiously refusing to act against Islamic zealots abusing British freedom to preach hatred and incitement against the West.
Read Full Article...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/newscomment.html?in_article_id=404052&in_page_id=1787

Islamic Schools Test Ideal of Integration in Britain

More food for thought here regarding the integration of Islam in the United Kingdom.
-SRN
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October 15, 2006
Islamic Schools Test Ideal of Integration in Britain
By ALAN COWELL

LEICESTER, England — The sports hall doubles as a prayer room and dining hall for male teenagers, at other times for young women, but never the two together. In the kindergarten, female teachers, warned of an impending visit by a man, draw full facial veils before receiving their guest. When the guest arrives, the children offer a chorus in Arabic: “As salaam aleikum” — peace be upon you.

“Here we can keep ourselves on the path of religion,” said Nasir Nathalia, a 15-year-old student at the Leicester Islamic Academy. His friend Mohammed Seedat agrees. “There is less chance here of going off the track,” he said.

This is the piety that Britain’s expanding Islamic schools seek to project, casting themselves as typical of the thousands of faith schools, mainly Christian, that make up roughly one-third of all publicly financed British schools.

But the visible differences — the way female teenagers wear the full-length dress and head-covering and the boys wear black robes and skullcaps — play into a ferocious debate about the sense of separateness or readiness to integrate Britain’s estimated 1.8 million Muslims, about 3 percent of the population.
Read Full Article...
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/15/world/europe/15schools.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&pagewanted=print&oref=slogin

The New Testament Gospel Without Paul

The New Testament Gospel Without Paul
by Mike Oppenheimer at Let Us Reason

There is a movement today (mainly coming from the sacred name camp and law keepers) telling us that God did not choose Paul, and that his gospel is false. The reason they have arrived at this conclusion is because they are mostly law keepers who do not understand the covenants, nor understand the differences in the Mosaic and the new covenant based on the grace of God and the work of Yeshua (Jesus) on the cross.

There have always been attacks on the Bible and its acceptance. In the early church about A.D. 140, a man named Marcion instituted the first real controversy. He rejected the majority of the New Testament He believed God rejected Paul and accepted Peter. He threw out Matthew, Mark, and John and made a canon of his own consisting of Luke which he rewrote. There are others today who want to rewrite the Bible, add other books (Gnostic books) or reject some that we already have. There are at least 86,000 quotations from the early church records that believed Paul’s writings were part of Scripture. These are found in several thousand Lectionaries that are church-service books. After nearly 1900 years of the canon being established these rebels are causing a lot of confusion.
Read Full Article...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

West Ham Mega-Mosque on Newsnight

Last week I toured the third biggest Mosque in the world, located in Morrocco - the King Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. We were quickly asked to leave by security guards that were concerned for our own safety. It was the evening call to prayer, but we were warned by police that it was not a safe place to be. We were standing outside at the courtyard near the local surfbreak.

We were asked to leave at prayer time because it is not a safe place to be? This ought not to be!

Hopefully the Mega Mosque in West Ham (See below) will not fule the fires of Jihad style Islam in the U.K.

It will be interesting to see how this thing progresses when many people voice their opinions for and against it. I imagine things are going to get pretty messy.

Looking unto Jesus the Coming Messiah!

-SRN
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The following news item is from the Andrea Minichiello Williams news update from the Christian Concern For Our Nation Website.

Mega Mosque Page

"On the 17th October the BBC programme Newsnight dedicated a substantial section of its show to the proposed mega-mosque in east London. Challenging the assertion of the mosque’s backers that it will be an open centre, inclusive of muslims and non-muslims, the revealing programme interviewed people from both sides of the debate (see link below). The same evening there was a public meeting, organised by the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, in the Houses of Parliament hosted by Baroness Cox and Julian Brazier MP attended by 200 people including shadow Home Secretary, David Davis. At the meeting a vote was taken, which was passed unanimously, calling for a Public Inquiry into the mosque. "

· To download the video or podcast of the Newsnight show featuring the mega mosque investigation,
see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/6056354.stm

Monday, October 16, 2006

2nd warning for Muslims to leave U.S. before attack 'Because Allah's punishment would fall on America in the month of Ramadan'

HOMELAND INSECURITY
2nd warning for Muslims to leave U.S. before attack 'Because Allah's punishment would fall on America in the month of Ramadan'

Posted: October 16, 20061:00 a.m. Eastern 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

WASHINGTON – Another Pakistani journalist is reporting receiving another threat – this one from a senior Taliban leader – warning all Muslims to leave the U.S. in anticipation of a major terrorist attack before the end of Ramadan.

The head of the Islamabad-based al-Quds Center reported receiving an audio message from Mullah Masoom Afghani urging U.S. Muslims to get out of the country "because Allah's punishment would fall on America in the month of Ramadan."
Muslims are observing Ramadan this year Sept. 24 to Oct. 23.

Jamal Ismail is the journalist who received the message. He formerly worked for al-Jazeera. He told the News of Pakistan that he received a phone call Oct. 5 from Afghani.
"Afghani said he was speaking from somewhere in Kandahar province," reported Ismail. "In it, he advised Muslim residents of America to get out to escape harm because the U.S. could face big attacks in the month of Ramadan."
Read Entire Article...
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52460

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Waiting for the Imam's Return to Earth

Waiting for the wrong Messiah???

Read Matthew 24 and see if this fits with Islam's Messiah. It does not! Jesus will come back, not an Islamic Messiah.

-SRN

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Waiting for the imam's return to Earth
THE TIMES of LONDON - October 3, 2006 - THE followers of Moqtada al-Sadr believe that the US invaded Iraq to prevent the return to Earth of their sect’s messiah-like figure, the Mahdi, or 12th imam.

Hojatoleslam al-Sadr claims that his militia is preparing for the day when the Mahdi, the last direct descendent of the revered Shia figure Ali, reappears. Shia believe that the Mahdi, who disappeared in 868, will bring justice to Earth.

At a prayer service in the central Iraqi city of Kufa on September 15, the cleric told a crowd of thousands that the Americans were collecting a dossier on the Mahdi to prevent his return. “Did you ever ask yourself about why all of this, the bloodshed and the prisons? Why are the brothers fighting each other for a political game planned by the Americans? This all happened because they (the Americans) are waiting for the Mahdi. This planning started ten years ago. They have a big file for Imam Mahdi and they just need his picture to complete it.”

Hojatoleslam al-Sadr and his advisers are convinced that the Americans want to destroy Islam and stop the Mahdi. “The Americans are trying to hijack Islamic movements. They think that these are serving the Mahdi’s interests. Whatever they did in Afghanistan and Iraq are all attempts to hijack the Mahdi’s return.”
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0%2C%2C3-2385384%2C00.html

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Warning Ahead of Full Moon - Occultism in Dartmoor?

The following is from Sky News and reminds us once again that there is a dark and sinister side to paganism that most people overlook.

Don't be deceived folks, there is a lot more going on out there than the news media reports on.

-SRN
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Warning Ahead of Full Moon

An occult sect that slaughters sheep in sadistic "moon rituals" is expected to make a major new attack, police have been warned.

Next Saturday's full moon is believed to be of great significance to the cult responsible for more than 20 sheep killings on Dartmoor.

Farmers are being urged to guard flocks next weekend, according to the Sunday Express.

Pagan leader Ed Prynn, who has previously helped officers investigating the murder of an occultist, told the newspaper: "The next full moon is a big night, make no mistake.

"It will bring the biggest spring tides for years and people will want to mark the occasion.

"Mr Prynn, the self-styled Archdruid of Cornwall, added: "Druids and most pagans are animal lovers and so this group on Dartmoor is a mystery to us - but judging by their rituals the moon is extremely important to them. If I had livestock on the moor I'd be bringing them in.

"The attacks have been happening over the past 18 months, the paper reported.

Farmers have found strangled and mutilated sheep with carcasses laid out in the shape of a seven-pointed star.

Police are reported to be investigating a crude stone altar covered with blood stains, and the RSPCA has logged one report of a half moon shape cut into the flesh of a dead animal.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,70131-13545224,00.html?f=rss