The Hindu greeting “Namaste” allegedly recognizes the “divine spark” in everyone, even on the streets of NYC, don’t you know? These divine sparks are just about everywhere, but without the recognition of a sin sick world in need of the redeemer, Jesus Christ, who alone can give us the Holy Spirit, when and if we admit we are sinners and accept Jesus as Savior. Then the Holy Spirit (the Paraclete) can be our guide into a transformed, Christ-like life. Until that happens, we walk in sin and depravity.
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As you saw in a previous post on this blog December 16, 2012, Sue Monk Kidd is into the Divine Spark concept of the latent divine presence in ALL of mankind and creation, really panentheism. This was the video:
Likewise, Max Lucado refers to the Divine Spark in his book “Cure for the Common Life”, reviewed at Lighthouse Trails Research here: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=9232. Take note that Lucado quotes from a number of mystics in this book, including Thomas Merton, a Catholic/Buddhist monk, which is further expanded on at Way of Life at:http://www.wayoflife.org/database/thomasmerton.html. His book promo video has him sitting in the vicinity of what appears to be a rather large liquor assortment:
Apprising Ministries has articles on Divine Spark:
and Richard Foster, Quaker mystic on “Zoe Life”:
and Shane Hipps Exposed: http://apprising.org/2009/09/30/shane-hipps-exposed/
Further examples of the penetration of this concept across Christianity and into various other religions is:
CBN’s article: http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/Devotions/plemmons_divineSpark.aspx
and at Got Questions: http://gotquestions.org/divine-spark.html
Even our own President:
And not to leave out the Quakers (or Friends), those peace loving, non-dogmatic, ecumenical, get along with everybody and every religion folks, except those practicing genuine Christianity represented by the offensive, narrow minded Jesus who claimed he was THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE, who they quickly silence. Apprising.org has these articles: http://apprising.org/2008/08/25/contemplating-the-inner-light-of-the-quakers/, and http://apprising.org/2008/10/22/richard-foster-and-quaker-beliefs/ where the connection between Quakerism and the emerging crowd is shown.
The Bible says differently, that we are in need of a Savior: Romans 3:10-“As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one”. Obviously, this crowd believes that you have no need of a Savior, that you are not depraved. This is a false gospel if there ever was one.
Lynn and Sarah Leslies’ article “The Shepherding Movement Comes of Age” (2002-2003), http://erwm.com/ShepherdingMovement_L_S_Leslie.pdf, gives a clear picture of the abuses of the 1970s’ “shepherding movement” being resurrected in the 21st century by the fact of the more recent use of membership agreements, constitutions, bylaws, confessions, pledges, vows, oaths and assorted “spiritual commitments”, which prospective members of a church are required to sign, or current members annually affirm. The result as previously seen in the 1970s, is more bondage and binding of consciences for the typical Christian church member.
The Scriptures are clearly opposed then as now in:
James 5:12–But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
Matt 5:33-37-But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
As per the Leslies: “Across the country, parishioners are now being challenged to take oaths, perform vows and sign covenants.”
What in the world is going on?
Do pastors learn this way of “doing” church from their seminary training? In part, yes. The other source is perhaps Rick Warren via Peter Drucker. Another would be the church growth methods of the “Leadership Network” http://www.leadnet.org/ for so-called “next generation pastors” running multi-site church “campuses” into change agents (facilitators) as described in:
To quote the Leslies again: “Drucker has dedicated much effort into bringing the church into conformance with the “systems” model of governance, which is known as Total Quality Management in the corporate world.””In this model, parishioners are “customers.” “The focus shifts to “outcomes” which means that people will have to be held “accountable” for “performance.”” “Peter Drucker grew up under the influence of the German philosophies of the 1800s.” “The Corporate and the Church subsume their identities and comfortably merge with State into one comprehensive “system” of governance for mankind.”
The following will demonstrate how, in the further words of the Leslies and supported by history that:
“Wherever the nationally established Christian religions have taken root they have tried to use religious oaths as a means to bind the wills and consciences of men to their own expediency and have used various methods to argue that Christ never meant what he plainly said concerning the taking of oaths.”
Dr. Robert Klenck, orthopedist/apologist, speaks of this “new covenant agenda” which uses the diaprax method of incremental change by mixing truth and error, in the video below (2HR/43MIN):
Two examples of the influence of Leadership Network are the following videos of two well known emergent church pastors who attribute their successes to Leadership Network:
Steven Furtick: http://leadnet.org/resources/video/steven_furtick_find_your_rocks
Mark Driscoll: http://leadnet.org/resources/video/mark_driscoll_two_sparrows_in_a_hurricane
Followed by videos of the merger of church and state in Hitler’s Nazi (National Socialist) Germany:
Let’s not allow this to be repeated again!
“The Effects of Spiritual Abuse on Women” by Richard Damiani at Recovering From Spiritual Abuse website is below. The effects on women are devastating and sometimes long lasting. If married, a husband may feel he is unaffected by the abuse in a cult-like church and/or he can withstand it or “live with it”, not realizing or taking into account the damages to his wife’s spirit, soul and body. Read and learn:
ABUSE IN A “RUCKMANITE” CHURCH:
As per Life News: Following a decision by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denying Hobby Lobby’s request for an exemption from the Obama administration’s HHS mandate, the Christian retail company said it will defy the mandate. Now, an attorney for Hobby Lobby says it will defy the mandate and potentially risk potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day. The full story is at:http://www.lifenews.com/2012/12/28/hobby-lobby-will-defy-obama-hhs-mandate-risk-millions-in-fines/
Based on the multitude of companies already being exempted on other than religious exemptions, it would seem that all Christian companies subject to this mandate should join with the 40 current lawsuits against the mandate for religious reasons in sympathy with Hobby Lobby. As Christians we cannot be compelled to violate our consciences and/or the sanctity of life as God’s Word describes. The Word of God takes precedence over the civil and criminal laws if the latter violates the Word of God.
Recent videos show the progression of this, starting with a video from one month ago:
This is the link to the lengthy ABC News video report by Elizabeth Vargas on IFB abuse. Be advised that it is hard hitting and graphic, preceded by advertising and is in parts with advertising between parts. It is well worth watching though to get you to realize what you should be looking for in a church, either your present church or ones you are considering.
From BGBC Survivors blog, https://ratherexposethem.org/2012/12/spiritual-abuse-verses-pastors-twist.html, comes a posting about the various and sundry Scripture verses that Reformed Baptist and other abusive/controlling pastors use on their flocks.
Reformed Baptist spiritual abuse of adult Christians is bad enough. IFB physical abuse of minors is what this is about. Some Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) churches and parents have and are supporting a “correctional” home in Winona Lake, Indiana known as Hephzibah House run by Ron and Don Williams, where “rebellious” girls from IFB families are sent for discipline in various forms described as extreme abuse by survivors. Said parents may have been inspired by Williams’ sermon about daughters who may be developing a so-called “Jezibel spirit” or “Strange Woman” tendencies, as in: http://archive.org/details/StrangeWomanDoctrine, and the video:
Or the parents may have read and interpreted Michael and Debi Pearl’s book “To Train Up a Child” http://nogreaterjoy.org/, reported on in the two videos below, after believing the advice to be the inspired Word of God from his “anointed”:
Or they may have taken to heart the belief of Pearl that training a child is the same as training an animal as expressed in his own words in this video:
Williams refuses to answer reporter’s questions:
At the excellent blog of Cynthia Kunsman, http://undermuchgrace.blogspot.com, there are excellent Blog Talk Radio interviews by Jocelyn Andersen exposing Hephzibah at these audio links:
The five (5) part audio series of Jeri Massi on Hephzibah at: http://www.jeriwho.net/tlohh.html
Former Hephzibah Girls blog: http://formerhephzibahgirls.webs.com/
Hephzibah Girls blog: http://www.hephzibah-girls.blogspot.com/
Fundamentally Reformed: http://www.fundamentallyreformed.com/2011/09/21/hephzibah-house-horrors/
A heart wrenching video by Jocelyn Zichterman on IFB abuse and Hephzibah House abuse:
And finally, the video about the Lydia Schatz death from beatings as a result of (among other abusive methods) parents using flexible plumbing supply tubes on this child and other children.
As noted before, the Southern Baptist churches are filled with and influenced by Freemasons. As such, the SBC has taken a somewhat neutral stand on the incompatibility of Freemasonry with Christianity, while other churches have clearly condemned it unequivocably. John MacArthur exposes Freemasonry in this video below:
First a recent introductory video of an interview of Grudem and D’Souza just prior to the last presidential election of November, 2012:
Wayne Grudem is Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical
Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, USA, where he has taught since 1981. Prior to that he was
Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota
(1977-81). He received a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.Div. from Westminster Seminary,
Philadelphia, and a Ph.D. (in New Testament) from the University of Cambridge, England. He was
ordained as a minister in the Baptist General Conference in 1974. He has published four books,
including The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today, The First Epistle of Peter
(Tyndale New Testament Commentaries), and Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (co-
edited with John Piper). He is a member of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Evanston, Illinois.
He and his wife Margaret have three sons. Dr. Wayne Grudem is Research Professor of Bible and Theology at Phoenix
Seminary. He holds a B.A. from Harvard University,
M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary and Ph.D. from the University of
Cambridge. He has served as president of the Council for Biblical Manhood and
Womanhood, as president of the Evangelical Theological Society (1999), and as a
member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version
of the Bible. He has written more than 60 articles for both popular and academic
journals, and his books include: Systematic Theology: An Introduction to
Biblical Doctrine, The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and
Today, and Business for the Glory of God. He has also co-edited
Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A response to Evangelical
Feminism and edited Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views.
Grudem on Oneness Pentecostals like TD Jakes (a modalist) where he waffles on those who deny the Trinity:
Grudem’s defense of the charismatic, signs and wonders Vineyard Church founded by John Wimber (Toronto Blessing) is at this link, titled “Power and Truth”:
Critique of Grudem’s Doctrine of Divine Eternity:
Michael Horton article from White Horse Inn, “Reformed and Charismatic?”:
Challies interview with Grudem on Continuationism and Cessationism:
Stephen Kring of Grace Fellowship Church on Grudem’s view of NT Prohecy:
Oneplace.com radio interviews with Grudem:
Grudem’s connections to John Wimber and the Vineyard Movement:
Grudem is widely revered despite the above associations. The problem is his view of prophecy, his continuationism (of spiritual “sign” gifts), the allowance and acceptance of the so-called “baptism of the Holy Spirit” as evidence of salvation, his personal prayer language (praying/speaking in “tongues”), and his failure to condemn charismatic, pentecostal, Word of Faith prosperity/healing and dominionist (New Apostolic Reformation) leaders and churches. This has resulted in not only confusing his readers worldwide, but introducing doctrinal confusion and a spirit of ecumenism which despite his otherwise orthodox views, is serving to soften true Bibilical Christianity and making it less doctrinal.
From Arche Chor Hamburg Gospel Singers:
Vocalensemble Erwitte Hallelujah
A Christmas present from Sovereign Grace Ministries as reported by Brent Detwiler http://www.brentdetwiler.com is below. It seems that that all the twists and turns of this never ending church saga either shines a strong spotlight on the continuing modern day perversion of the Reformation OR it is just another marketing ploy of the “semper reformanda” (always reforming) crowd. Just what we need on Christmas Eve, i.e., a ton of men’s wisdom, which is only more foolishness, if not a severe reproach on the church of Jesus Christ and the true Gospel. Sure seems like God’s “judgment begins in the house of the Lord”! Luther would be posting another 95 Theses if he was alive today. But he’s not with us, so we have this blog and other blogs using the internet instead of the Gutenberg press to bring it into the light. Especially since the “laity” of SGM has been advised to keep their heads buried in the sand so as not to notice. Below is the unedited report in its entirety:
Dave Harvey, the Number 2 Leader in Sovereign Grace Ministries, Steps Down from All Responsibilities
Posted: 22 Dec 2012 11:33 AM PST
Sovereign Grace Ministries is in total disarray. Last Sunday, the largest and most influential church in the denomination announced its decision to sever ties. Two days later, Dave Harvey abruptly stepped down from all his sizeable leadership responsibilities. This is mind boggling news.
After C.J. Mahaney, no one is a greater luminary in SGM or before the evangelical world than Dave. Here’s his biography as it appears on the SGM website.
Church Planting and Church Care
Sovereign Grace Ministries
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Dave Harvey is responsible for church care, church planting, and international expansion for Sovereign Grace Ministries. He has served as a member of the Sovereign Grace Ministries leadership team since 1995.
Dave has been in pastoral ministry at Covenant Fellowship Church (Glen Mills, PA) since 1986, was ordained in 1988, and served as senior pastor from 1990 to 2008. He has served on the board of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation since 2006. Dave received a Master of Arts in Missiology from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1989, worked toward a Master of Divinity from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1993 to 1995, and in 2001 became a graduate in Westminster’s D.Min. program. The subject of his doctoral thesis was the identification and equipping of church planters.
Dave is the author of Am I Called? The Summons to Pastoral Ministry (Crossway, 2012), Rescuing Ambition (Crossway, 2010), and When Sinners Say “I Do”: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage (Shepherd, 2007). He contributed a chapter to Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World (Crossway, 2008) and wrote a chapter for Why Small Groups?, a book from Sovereign Grace’s Pursuit of Godliness series. He continues to work on other writing projects.
Dave lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Kimm. They have four children and, despite his many protests, one stray cat.
Dave and I have a long history together going back to the early 1980’s when I was his first pastor in Indiana, PA. He joined C.J, Steve Shank, Bo Lotinsky and me on the SGM Board of Directors in 1995.
From: Brent Detwiler
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:48 AM
To: Dave Harvey
Subject: Falling Out with C.J.
I’ve been told about the break down in your relationship with C.J. because he feels you did not defend him adequately and did not denounce me, Larry T, etc. more harshly. This comes as no surprise. You need to bring this to the immediate attention of the entire Board to whom you and C.J. are now accountable. Be honest with them. Don’t cover up for C.J. Put an end to the enablement. You must tell the Board about this mistreatment of you. Dave, you know full well that nothing has changed with C.J. Your assessment and my assessment from 2004 are as relevant today.
“To correct CJ, or to challenge his own self-perception, was to experience a reaction through e-mails, consistent disagreement (without seeking to sufficiently understand), a lack of sufficient follow-up and occasionally, relational withdrawal. Along with this, CJ was poor in volunteering areas of sin, temptation or weakness in himself.”
1. Can become resentful, distrustful or withdraw when he feels misunderstood, judged, or sinned against by others.
2. Can judge or prematurely come to conclusions about others based on limited or incomplete information.
3. When correcting or disagreeing can communicate his assessment or perspective too strongly or categorically.
4. Can lack gentleness and not perceive the unhelpful effect of his words, actions or decisions upon an individual.
5. Can be difficult to correct and help because he often disagrees with or has a different perspective on illustrations.
6. Infrequently makes us aware of specific sins or the correction others are bringing to him.
I have little hope you and C.J. will be transparent with the Board. I imagine this will be glossed over and made to sound like a trifle when it is serious. Please turn the corner on a new lease in life by doing what is right.
Dave has been out of sight for the last 9 months. The last time he posted or was featured on the SGM website was in March 2012 when he introduced the new Board. Except for speaking at the November 2012 Pastors Conference, Dave has not been heard from in a long time. When leaders go missing in SGM it is always a bad sign. It usually means they have fallen out of favor with C.J.
Above is a picture/diagram/schematic of the 7 Mountains Mandate subscribed to by the New Apostolic Reformation which is a loosely organized movement of dominionist, charismatic, pentecostal, and word of faith leaders, churches, and political figures. It basically makes the assumption that the churches and Christians in general should involve themselves into seven areas of life with the aim of taking control over them. Since a lot has already been written on this movement by others, the purpose here is to introduce this movement to those unfamiliar with it and to point to the appropriate sites where existing research lies.
First, this video of Lance Wallnau, apologist for the 7 Mountain Mandate, promotes the Dominionist view:
Second, this video from the 7 Mountain Apologists Wallnau, Hillman, and Enlow who are tailoring their “terminology” to the audience, and are heistant to say they are creating a “new theology”:
John MacArthur videos on the “Modern Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit” and the connection to the NAR followed by the connection to John Wimber and the Vineyard Movement and the Third Wave:
MUST SEE: Vimeo video of Sandy Simpson, “A Tale of Two Kingdoms” at: http://vimeo.com/53829980
Sources of Information:
http://apprising.org/category/new-apostolic-reformation/ (various articles)
http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/thecall.html (Rick Joyner & The Call)
http://www.apologeticsindex.org/j08.html (Rick Joyner & Morningstar Ministries)
http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/05/sarah-leslie/dominionism.htm (Sara Leslie article)
http://apprising.org/2011/07/02/ihop-enters-dominionchristian-right-politics/ (IHOP affiliation with NAR)
http://www.talk2action.org/story/2011/9/24/155523/590 (Sam Rodriguez)
http://www.generals.org/ (NAR Generals International)
http://cicministry.org/radio_series.php?series=apostles (Bob DeWaay’s articles on the NAR)
http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/newapostolic.html (Sandy Simpson on the NAR)
http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/arise.html (transcript of C. Peter Wagner by Sandy Simpson)
http://www.letusreason.org/Latrain22.htm (article about C. Peter Wagner & the NAR)
http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/orrel10.html (Climbing Joyner’s Gnostic Mountain)
http://www.pfo.org/r-joyner.htm (Personal Freedom Outreach on “The Higher Life Of Rick Joyner”)
http://www.seekgod.ca/cohenjoyner.htm (Prophecies of Rick Joyner & Rabbi Cohen at Messiah ’99)
http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/9/5/0244/84583 (Third Wave)
http://www.equip.org/articles/joels-army-marches-on/ (CRI on Joel’s Army & Elijah List)
Have you ever taken a “spiritual gifts survey” after your pastor or elders recommended it in a sermon about the multitude of gifts we have as members of the body of Christ, only to be told later that you are not mature in the faith yet, have to be discipled, and/or “watched” for an indeterminate length of time before you can use these gifts, or that the gifts “reside” in the eldership alone? Do these attributes look familiar to you about your church and elders?:
1)”A giant tongue that speaks with absolute authority, and a giant ear that listens with unquestioning obedience.”
2)“But some ministers cannot endure the process of maturing in the sheep.”
3) “Dictatorial measures make lesser men craven and dependent, stunting their true growth.” (See above 3 quotes below in Reisinger article).
First, as an introduction, Jon Zens of Searching Together http://www.searchingtogether.org, presents the following video, in which he proposes that there should be no distinction between clergy and laity or any sort of contrived hierarchical structure in the church, the “body of Christ”. Perhaps what we are seeing or personally experiencing in abusive “divinely appointed” or “duly authorized” eldership is due to the inordinate and excessive powers assigned to and assumed by the leadership to the detriment of the laity. “A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land: The prophets prophesy lies, and priests rule by their own authority, and my people love to have it this way.” Jeremiah 5:30,31″ Whatever happened to the “priesthood of believers” (1Peter2:5 “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ”, and 1Peter2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light”). He does not specifically refer to Reformed Baptist churches or elders.
The following is a link at Wicked Shepherds: http://www.wickedshepherds.com/WhenShouldaChristianLeaveaChurch.html to a reprint of John Reisinger’s article “When Sould a Christian Leave a Church”, which specifically addresses Reformed Baptist abuse. Some quotes from this article are:
“law ministry” where the Elders were the “Lords and Masters“
“pastor had deliberately placed himself between the husband and wife”
“daring to question God’s “duly authorized” minister“
“you are so sick spiritually that you can’t think straight.”
“Whose glory is in their shame,”
“Our preacher did not step on our fingers, he used a sledge hammer.”
“The preaching of the law that sends believers home week after week with a despondent and despairing heart”
“The legalist binds your conscience to the law”
“sheep are led to true peace by whipping them with the law every week”
“no right to feel “secure in Christ” until his daily life can “pass inspection” by the “holy Law of God.”
“afraid and terrified” even to speak what was in their hearts for fear of the elder’s discipline?”
“personally being treated like a dog”
“beating the sheep into subjection”
“The Confession of Faith is clear. Who are you to dare contradict that venerable document.”
“Arrogance and an overbearing spirit is never acceptable in elders.”
“Yet a church may be as much injured by tyranny as by anarchy.”
“Sheep cannot be whipped and driven into conformity with pastoral wishes.”
“you are actually part of a cult and you have totally given up your true liberty in Christ.”
“use the office of elder and deacon as a carrot stick to award the “really loyal devotees.”
“domineering spirit in the elders.”
“the office of elder is almost raised to the level of priest.”
“The people under such a pastor “run to him for decisions” about their whole life.”
“they have a view dangerously close to the autocracy of Rome.”
“he must seek to put your neck under the yoke of law”
“They threw out the church’s authority over your soul but hung on to the church’s authority over your conscience.”
Justin Peters Ministries http://justinpeters.org/ exposes the Word of Faith Movement in the following videos:
A Vimeo video from Chris Lawson of Spiritual Research Network about abusive church leaders who use shame, guilt, mind control, coercion, manipulation, diaprax (Scripture twisting), syncretism, authoritarianism, etc.:
1Corinthians 10:20-21: But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.
If you thought that yoga was harmless exercise offered by your local liberal church and/or the YMCA/YWCA in your town, think again, biblical Christians. Similar to the degrees of Freemasonry, yoga is an introduction to a deeper involvement in Hinduism, the emptying of the mind via contemplative (Catholic) mysticism, the worship of other gods and demons, deceptively leading one away from the Word of God and possibly ending in demonic possession. There are various types of yoga including yoga re-packaged for Christians (so-called “Christ-centered alternatives to yoga”). These are supposedly safe for Christians, but is the risk worth it, when there are so many other forms of exercise?
For example, Brooke Boon’s “Holy Yoga” http://holyyoga.net, offered at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church, http://www.saddleback.com/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=52061, or the “Praise Moves” of Laurette Willis, http://www.praisemoves.com, and “Atoning Yoga” of Lauren Terwilliger, http://www.atoningyoga.com.
Holy Yoga: Jesus is the Guru:
Praise Moves video:
Atoning Yoga video:
The following resources refute this mixture of yoga with Christianity from a biblical point of view. There are many other resources on the internet to prove that yoga in any of its forms or mutations is to be avoided for your spiritual health.
“The Yoga Boom: What are Christians to Do?” video by Elliot Miller, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFRPLzZ7pA8, (1HR/21MIN).
“Yoga Exposed” video by Scott Johnson, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nzxv327fYA,(1HR/36MIN)
Scott Johnson’s 2 part article with audio at Contending for Truth.com on Rick Warren’s “New Health and Wellness Initiative”: http://www.contendingfortruth.com/?p=2511 and http://www.contendingfortruth.com/?p=2506
Chris Lawson of Spiritual Research Network (SRN), http://www.spiritual-research-network.com/home.html, has three excellent videos on Vimeo: “Calvary Chapel & Purpose Driven Pastors Doing Yoga?”, http://vimeo.com/53131997 (11MIN), and “New Age Teachings Influencing Your Church, Your Children & You”, http://vimeo.com/53145537 (6MIN)(yoga at 5:45min mark), and “‘A Time of Departing’ (book by Ray Yungen) & New Spirituality Terms”, http://vimeo.com/53127158 (7MIN).
Lighthouse Trails Research has articles on yoga, http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/yoga.htm and a new article, Barbie
and American Girl Dolls Have Gone Yoga at http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=10533
Mike Oppenheimer interview on video, “Labyrinths (1st half) and Yoga (2nd half) Used by Christians” below:
Test everything by the Word of God!
SIMILARITIES EXIST AMONG ALLEGATIONS regarding:
1) Sovereign Grace Ministries
2) Jack Schaap and Jack Hyles of First Baptist of Hammond, Indiana
3) Beaverton Grace Bible Church
What do these churches have in common, other than fundamentalism?
Maybe you are aware of all three of the above church issues, maybe not. All have similar scenarios of alledgedly abusive leadership and alledgedly abused church members. #3 above is addressed below.
The parties in a lawsuit (since dismissed), filed prior to July, were Beaverton Grace Bible Church http://www.beavertongracebible.org/, an apparent independent fundamental church, pastored by Chuck O’Neal as plaintiff and Julie Anne Smith et al, as defendants. It was for $500,000. The defendants were former congregants at this church who voiced allegations of control, abuse and misuse of pastoral authority, etc. in their blog http://www.bgbcsurvivors.blogspot.com. In return, the above lawsuit was initiated and filed on behalf of the pastor, but in addition, the pastor created his own blog to counter the former congregants’ blog referred to as the so-called “real survivors” blog http://www.bgbcsurvivors.org.
You can decide for yourself who is right and who is wrong, but it is nevertheless extremely unfortunate and disgraceful and a reproach on the church and name of Jesus Christ that this was dragged into a civil court at all. Aside from the allegations coming from both sides, the right of church members to approach their leadership with concerns, observations, opinions and questions should be absolute without retaliation. The right of church members to also voice these publicly is a constitutionally protected right, unless of course they are known to be false, unfounded or slanderous. The exercise of these God-given rights is not a matter for “church discipline” in the form of punishment, shunning, marginalization, and/or ostrasization, and least of all lawsuits. A PASTOR or ELDER is not a POPE, autocrat, or dictator. Some pastors do however, become “wolves in sheep’s clothing”, where absolute obedience to them is required and commended. Lacking such fealty, the sheep are at risk of being destroyed in an abusive manner whether they remain in such a church or decide to leave. These pastors believe, in their assumed arrogant “anointing” that their control of Christians extends beyond the church property. Such is the case here, since they believe that the civil and criminal authorities have been instituted by God.
Todd Rhoades of Toddrhoades.com has no opinion and some doubt on this matter, but he would like your comments on “if you were accused (wrongfully) of child abuse…if your church was accused of horrible things?”: http://toddrhoades.com/pastor-starts-website-to-attack-churchs-attackers/. I draw your attention to the word “wrongfully” and the question mark “?” inserted in this quote. No opinion here?
From Katu.com is the following picture and report upon the dismissal in court: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Judge-dismisses-case-where-pastor-sued-former-parishioner-163953036.html
Here are some relevant videos:
Here are two very thoroughly researched videos about the transition from “New Age” to “New Spirituality” occuring in the emerging churches, by CarylTV:
Part 1 in 240p and Part 2 in 360p:
Gary Gilley exposes the “Seeker Sensitive” and “Emerging Church” marketing paradigms in these two videos given under the auspices of Take Heed Ministries and Cecil Andrews:
AS AN INTRODUCTION:
Rick Warren endorses the Alpha Course in this video. Below the video are reviews of the Alpha Course from a biblical point of view, followed by two more videos of Cecil Andrews.
BELOW IS COPIOUS EVIDENCE TO PROVE THAT ALPHA HAS ROOTS IN THE VINEYARD CHURCH OF JOHN WIMBER, CHARISMATIC, FRIENDSHIP AND COMMON CAUSE WITH ROMAN CATHOLICISM, CONTEMPLATIVE MYSTICAL ASSOCIATION WITH RENOVARE, AN ASSORTMENT OF ECUMENICAL PASTORS LIKE RICK WARREN, AND A BROAD RANGE OF APOSTATE CHURCHES. THIS IS MORE THAN ENOUGH TO SHOW THAT ALPHA IS TO BE AVOIDED IF YOU ARE OR ARE THINKING OF BECOMING A BIBLICAL CHRISTIAN:
Do Not Be Surprised Blog:
Personal Freedom Outreach:
Deception in the Church.com:
Dusty Peterson “The New Age of Alpha” (critique):
Christiandoctrine.net-“The Gospel According to Alpha” by Cecil Andrews:
Apprising.org-“The Influence of Christian Mystics Morton Kelsey and John Wimber (Vineyard Church) on the Alpha Course”:
Apprising.org-“The Ecumenical Compromise of the Alpha Course”:
Apprising.org-“Chris Hand on the Alpha Course”:
LighthouseTrails Research.com-“Alpha Assessed” by Cecil Andrews of Take Heed Ministries:
LighthouseTrailsResearch.com-“Dragnet Behind Alpha, Vineyard, ‘Purpose-Driven’, ‘Toronto’ (Blessing)”:
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~emcd/index32.pdf (SEE COLORED FLOWCHART)
Bayith Ministries (Peterson & McDonald)-“The Character of Alpha’s Jesus” (3 parts):
Webtruth.org-“The Gospel According to Gumbel (the Alpha Course)”;
VIDEO IN TWO PARTS BY CECIL ANDREWS ON: “ALPHA: ATTEND OR AVOID?”:
Richard Bennett of Berean Beacon www.bereanbeacon.org gave a talk in London’s Metropolitan Tabernacle: