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Sophisticated Witches

Posted by Job on March 6, 2008

From Slice of Laodicea. The title is serious! It is about this former member of Rod Parsley’s church creating a new church that mixes charismatic apostasy (note that I did not say charismatic Christianity, for I do not believe that all charismatics are false) with witchcraft. Ingrid Schlueter’s post is short, so I will go ahead and paste the whole thing below, but go to her site anyway because it has a lot of Christian warfare weaponry on it!

Christian Witchcraft Is Here

Look-ee what’s emerging now. We’re in postmodern times, we’re told. Rob Bell says the Bible is a “human product”, not “Divine fiat”. In other words, we can make things up as we go. This line of thought has now brought us “Christian” witchcraft. A Slice reader sent me a link to a site being promoted in an online group as a new “alternative” Christianity. The Raven Wing website was started by a woman who came out of charismatic churches, including Rod Parsley’s, to start her own brand of Christian witchcraft. Her belief page is a bizarre mixture of Christianity and goddess theology. The Raven Wing site declares:

Think you have christians & christianity figured out? click here for the most amazing website ever to exist relating to christianity & all things christian. guaranteed to open your mind & move you to the edge!

The edge of the abyss, that is, and right over it, frankly. The link, by the way, takes you to a website ZoeCarnate.com for cool new “Christianity”, including an ad for an emerging conference, and links to all the emerging sites of Dan Kimball, Doug Pagitt, and a host of others listed under the category, “Dispatches from the Great Emergence”. The ZoeCarnate site is also promoting The Shack as must reading for emerging Christians. Read a biblical review of The Shack in Berit Kjos’ article, Deceived by a Counterfeit Jesus.

Readers are invited at the Raven Wing site to attend the Columbus Eclectic Christian Meet-Up where they can “meet other Christians who are also interested in the Old Ways, and The Craft.

This is the Great Emergence indeed.

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REV. OPRAH WINFREY IS A SPIRITUAL CRACK DEALER!

Posted by Job on March 3, 2008

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(Deuteronomy 13:5; Isaiah 9:15)

***SEE BILL KELLER’S APPEARANCE ON NEIL CAVUTO’S FOX NEWS CHANNEL PROGRAM FROM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH: liveprayer.com/fox022908.cfm

***MOST PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE SHELTER OF THE FOUR WALLS OF THEIR CHURCHES HAVE NO CLUE HOW BAD IT IS IN THE MARKETPLACE.  SADLY, I HAVE FOUND TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE SO WRAPPED UP IN THEIR OWN LIVES THEY DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT THE MASSES GOING TO HELL EACH DAY.  EVEN WORSE ARE MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD WHO SHOULD CARE, BUT OBVIOUSLY DON’T SINCE THEY SPEND THEIR TIME PREACHING TO THE CHOIR SO THEY CAN SELL THEIR BOOKS, FILL UP THEIR EVENTS, AND GENERATE
MORE MONEY.  WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE WILL BE YOUR HEART.  I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MUCH HEAT I HAVE TAKEN OVER THE YEARS FOR GOING IN THE NATIONAL MEDIA TO EXPOSE OPRAH FOR WHAT SHE IS ,  A GREEDY WOMAN MAKING MILLIONS SELLING PEOPLE THE “SPIRITUAL CRACK” OF THE DAY.  READ A TYPICAL EMAIL I HAVE BEEN RECEIVING AND MAYBE YOU WILL UNDERSTAND MY PASSION!

“Dear Mr.  Keller, I am responding to your recent comments on the Fox News Network
regarding your opinion that Oprah is the “most dangerous woman in the
world.”  I am a “Course in Miracles” student for some time now, a student of
the “We are All One” philosophy.  I was born and raised a Christian, but
have in the past several years found much strength and faith in the belief
that we are all from the same God.  I am puzzled regarding your comments,
since I am of the belief that one need not be a Christian to get to heaven.
It appears that your strong public opinions create more divisiveness on this
troubled planet at a time when we need to become more united…that is all
humanity, everywhere, united in LOVE with the same God.  I have found in my
exploration of spirituality that I have gained much more peace than I ever
found in my Christian based religion.”

Oprah is selling “spiritual crack” and leading millions of souls to hell!
After finding great success pushing the New Age agenda over the years on her
TV program, New Age witch Oprah Winfrey is now clearly committing her vast
resources to lead millions of unsuspecting souls to hell selling them the
“spiritual crack” of the day, New Age teachings.  Just like crack, these
false teachings make people feel good for a moment but lead them on a path
of destruction.

Earlier this year, Oprah began teaching a year-long course on her XM
Satellite radio channel, “A Course in Miracles.”  A Course in Miracles is
allegedly “new revelation” from “Jesus” to help humanity work through these troubled times.
This “Jesus”-who bears no doctrinal resemblance to the Bible’s Jesus Christ-began delivering his channeled teachings in 1965 to a Columbia University Professor of Medical Psychology by the name of Helen Schucman. (My note: this is eerily similar to Frank Peretti’s character Juleen Langstrat of “This Present Darkness.)

Her latest venture in New Age teachings will be a 10 week seminar over the
Internet beginning tonight when Oprah and best selling New Age author
Eckhart Tolle will be teaching from his new book, “A New Earth, Awakening
Your Life’s Purpose.”  Over 1 million people have already signed up for this
10 week web cast that will lead them away from Biblical Truth and faith in
Jesus Christ through Tolle’s perverted spiritual teachings.
 I have told you
for years this is the most dangerous woman on earth, and she is clearly now
being used as a tool of satan to lead millions of souls to hell with these
false teachings she is promoting, while making millions of dollars doing it!

For the nearly 9 years Liveprayer has been around, I have continually
exposed this New Age false-hope merchant and warned people of how dangerous
she is. If Oprah Winfrey was simply another Hollywood entertainer I could
care less about her. What makes her so dangerous is that while her program
normally deals with the same subject matter the raunchy Jerry Springer
program does, Oprah also deals with the very real day-to-day issues of life
and uses her nationally-syndicated television program to tell people how to
live. The authority she speaks from? Herself, OPRAH WINFREY!

We are living in a time where the better percentage of two full generations
don’t go to church. People still hit those difficult places in life and at
those moments they are looking for help and for hope. Sadly, the Christian
leaders of our day have abandoned the marketplace and secular television for
the safety and prosperity of the “Christian trough.” In so doing, they have
left the lost and hurting masses looking for a savior, someone to come along
and help them through the difficult moments of life, tell them how to live,
and give them hope. To fill this void in people’s spiritual lives, along
comes Oprah!

People defend her by saying she is not a theologian or a preacher, she is a
talk-show host and entertainer. I agree. However, that is not how she
portrays herself or positions herself. She has eagerly cashed in to the tune
of over $1 BILLION DOLLARS on being the spiritual guru to over 49 million
people a week! The authority she speaks from is what she has determined
truth to be, her views on right and wrong, her values and morals, as opposed
to the only Truth and authority there is…God’s Word!

Lest you think I have overstated my case and have been wrong all these
years, please take a moment to read some quotes from a recent article in the
USA Today on “the Divine Miss Winfrey.”

“Over the past year, Winfrey, 52, has emerged as a spiritual leader for the
new millennium, a moral voice of authority for the nation.”

“With her television pulpit and the sheer power of her persona, she has
encouraged and steered audiences (mostly women) in all matters, from
genocide in Rwanda to suburban spouse swapping to finding the absolute best
T-shirt and oatmeal cookie.”

” ‘She’s a really hip and materialistic Mother Teresa,’ says Kathryn Lofton,
a professor at Reed College in Portland, Ore., who has written two papers
analyzing the religious aspects of Winfrey. ‘Oprah has emerged as a symbolic
figurehead of spirituality.’ ”

” ‘She’s a moral monitor, using herself as the template against which she
measures the decency of a nation,’ Lofton says.”

“With 49 million viewers each week in the USA and more in the 122 other
countries to which the show is distributed, Winfrey reaches more people in a
TV day than most preachers can hope to reach in a lifetime of sermons.”

“In a November poll conducted at Beliefnet.com, a site that looks at how
religions and spirituality intersect with popular culture, 33% of 6,600
respondents said Winfrey has had “a more profound impact” on their spiritual
lives than their clergypersons.”

“Winfrey called her talk show her ‘ministry.’ ”

“Marcia Nelson says that it’s not going too far to call her a spiritual
leader. ‘I’ve said to a number of people – she’s today’s Billy Graham.’ ”

” ‘Our culture is changing,’ he says, ‘as churches are in decline and the
bulk of a new generation is growing up outside of religion.’ Instead,
they’re turning to the Church of Oprah.” (Note: an episode of the TV Show Futurama predicted that Oprahism would replace Christianity.)

” ‘People who have no religion relate to her,’ Nelson says.”

It is clearly established that Oprah Wiinfrey views herself as some sort of
spiritual leader, and based on the 49 million viewers of her TV program, you
can laugh at that notion but can’t ignore the fact she has an incredible
amount of influence over tens of millions of lives. Let me be clear. The
danger of Oprah Winfrey is that like any cult leader, her version of the
truth and her final authority are not from God but from herself! It has been
clearly documented from transcripts that Oprah Winfrey may use the name of
“God,” and very rarely “Jesus,” and use many “Christian” expressions, but so
does the Mormon cult! While she was raised in the Baptist church, she has
been a long-time member (though rarely attends) of a very liberal church in
Chicago that mixes Christian faith with New Age spirituality, that also
happens to be the church of B. Hussein Obama.

Because she has never been married, choosing instead of live for decades
outside the bonds of God’s Holy Institution with a man who is not her
husband, Oprah has a jaundiced view on this most sacred bond between a man
and woman. (In truth, Oprah Winfrey is a radical feminist that views marriage as oppressive to women, and hints at such from time to time on her show, especially during a particularly grotesque episode where she distorted the words of her mother by claiming that she wanted her daughter to get married and go through a lifestyle of sexual submissiveness to her husband, which incidentally was not what the woman was actually saying it and Oprah knew it; Oprah just chose to humiliate this woman on national TV merely because the woman wanted her promiscuous daughter to get married and restrict her sexual behavior to marriage. So Winfrey is actually worse than Keller is depicting here. I still remember the episode where Winfrey attempted to similarly humiliate Kirk Franklin and his wife – who never should have went on her show in the first place – but Franklin was smart enough not to give her an opening.) Oprah embraces the New Age philosophy that there are “many roads that lead to God,” a lie from the pits of hell itself. On her program she promotes and endorses cults like Scientology, Kaballah, those who speak to the dead, psychics, and people of ANY “spirituality.” There is only ONE GOD, the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to promote the false gods of this world makes Oprah an enemy of God!

As for the social issues, Oprah condones and supports those who choose to
engage in the sin of homosexuality. Oprah is on the record supporting a
“woman’s right to choose,” code for slaughtering innocent babies. While she
gives lip service to being pro-family, Oprah’s definition of the family is
whatever men want it to be, not what God says it is! Again, the truth Oprah
espouses comes from her own imagination, not from the only authority and
source of Truth there is, the Bible. By going against God’s Word on the key
social issues of our day makes Oprah an enemy of God.

I could go on, but there is no reason to. Simply denying the Bible as the
only Truth there is, God as the one and only God there is, and faith in
Jesus Chris as the one and ONLY WAY to be saved, makes this woman dangerous
and a false prophet in every sense of the word. What makes a person a false
prophet is that they lead you AWAY from God, Biblical Truth and Jesus
Christ. Sadly, those who follow this false prophet, this merchant of false
hope, put their eternal souls in peril. That is why I have warned people for
years about her and will continue to.

I love you and care about you so much. I know all the Oprah disciples who
spend hundreds of dollars to go hear her preach the “gospel of Oprah” at her
seminars, buy her books and magazine, watch her faithfully every day, hang
on her every word, will run to her defense by pointing out all the good she
does. I don’t doubt for a second that Oprah uses some of her billions to
help others. That is not the issue. The Mormon cult feeds the hungry,
clothes the naked, and visits the prisoners, yet they are still lost and
going to hell for rejecting Jesus Christ. The Mafia gives millions to
worthwhile causes that help those in need, but that doesn’t make them good
people. God’s Word teaches you can’t buy your way into heaven!

So what is the answer to Rev. Oprah? She is locked in. One of the most
powerful women in the entertainment business. She is not going away and now
that she is at least being honest about her “spiritual guru” status, will
become even bolder in trying to position herself as the spiritual leader of
the nation. By the way, this is EXACTLY how the anti-Christ will rise to
power and the one-world religion will come to be. A charismatic figure who
can control the masses and fill their spiritual needs by feeding them a
perverse theology that makes them feel good for the moment.

The answer is to take on Oprah just like Elijah took on the prophets of
Baal, head-on! In the end, the TRUTH will always win out over the lie. False
hope will always give way to true hope. The false prophet will always be
exposed when confronted by a true prophet of God. I have told you many times
that what we are dealing with is a battle for the souls of men. This is why
I am so passionate about the Liveprayer television program being on
worldwide. It will be a beacon of light in the darkness of this world for
Biblical Truth and lead people to the only answer there is..Jesus Christ!

The reality is, for nearly 5 years now, night after night I have done on the
Liveprayer television program what Oprah does on her program. Deal with the
pressing issues of the day, reach out to people who are hurting, and give
them answers for their life. The difference? I let them know that I can’t
help them and I am not their answer, Jesus is! I deal with the issues of the
day not from a worldly perspective but a Biblical one! The answers for the
hurting I share are not from my imagination but from God’s Word! The truth I
share is not my truth, it is God’s Truth! The hope I give people is not a
false hope, but the ONLY hope there is…JESUS CHRIST!

(Sadly, many high profile Christians will go on Oprah’s program and rather
than confront her and challenge the false theology she espouses, say nothing
so they can sell whatever book they are pushing. David had no fear in taking
on Goliath on his own turf. David was a shepherd, not a great man of war
like Goliath. I have no fear in taking on Oprah on her own turf. I am an
evangelist, not a great television and entertainment celebrity like Oprah.
David didn’t need the fancy armor of Saul, only a few pebbles. I don’t need
fancy buildings and studios, only a few pebbles and that is why I am asking
you at this time to help me. Supply me with the pebbles I need and our God
will do the rest!)

The world has always had false prophets, merchants of false hope. Oprah, her
creation “Dr. Phil,” Montel, and B. HUssein Obama, are simply some of the
more notable ones of our day. I expose them for who they are, talk about
them, because they are leading people AWAY from the only Truth there is and
AWAY from the only hope there is. Pray for Oprah today. The fact is, Oprah
could become a powerful woman of God if she would humble herself before the
Almighty, get on her knees and confess Jesus Christ as Lord, and stop
preaching the gospel of Oprah but the Gospel of Jesus Christ, stop selling
people “spiritual crack,” but give them the Truth of God’s Word!!!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller bkeller@liveprayer.com

***ARE YOU 100% CERTAIN WHERE YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY?  The fact is you will
die one day.  At that moment, you will either spend eternity with the Lord or
be cast into everlasting darkness forever separated from God your creator.
To know for certain you will be forever with Jesus, go to:
http://www.liveprayer.com/bdy_salvatn.cfm

***I am excited to let you know that the Liveprayer Daily Devotional is now
available via AUDIO each day.  Simply go to www.liveprayer.com/Audio.cfm
Also, you can now listen to the Daily Devotional by phone by calling 1-727-342-5673

(C) Copyright 2008, Bill Keller Ministries. All rights reserved.

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Do Something in Your Life That Doesn’t Make Sense to Pagans

Posted by Job on February 28, 2008

From Sharper Iron by Jason Janz at 1:00 am February 27, 2008. 344 views. Filed under: Uncategorized
Author’s Note: For the past nine months, I have been consumed with the vision of planting a church in downtown Denver. This vision has called me and my family to a life of travel, a part-time job, and constant change. As the owner of SI, I have felt detached from the site I started almost three years ago. I appreciate the crew that has pinch-hit for me. For the next week, I’d like to update you on what God has been showing me over the past nine months. I will do so by publishing some articles that I wrote for our prayer partners.In his 1931 book, The Epic of America, James Truslow Adams said, “If, as I have said, the things already listed were all we had to contribute, America would have made no distinctive and unique gift to mankind. But there has been also the American dream, that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement.” The American Dream has permeated this nation, but it has also spilled across the oceans to all nations of the world. Everyone understands the American Dream, and he pursues it with all his might. While we are familiar with seeing images of desperate Cubans endeavoring to land makeshift rafts on the beaches of Florida in their pursuit of this dream, many Americans are no different. They just look better in the pursuit. But under the cover of well-clothed, well-educated, well-cared-for Americans is a relentless pursuit of the same idea—a better, richer, fuller life than what I am currently experiencing. The pursuit leaves every player exasperated for one simple reason—it’s not the way God intended us to live.

God gives us strong admonitions to live for another world, another country. Our mode of operation is to be that of a pilgrim, not a consumer. When pagans compare our lives to theirs, we should look like idiots in their eyes. But I’m afraid most of the time we look pretty normal. We should have different economic strategies (kingdom giving), different time schedules (acts of mercy; times of personal, family, and corporate worship), different family priorities (parenting God’s way, time together), and different pursuits (kingdom of God, glory of God, people of God). However, I’m afraid that when the lives of most Christians are examined, they make complete sense to the average pagan. Materially, we have houses, cars, retirement plans, and five kinds of insurance so that we can have “risk-free” living. When it comes to our time, we spend more time having fun than serving the poor. We spend more time playing with our toys than meeting as believers, provoking one another to love and good works. I’m afraid that our diversions have become our delight in America. When it comes to what we live for, I’m afraid we display Babylonian desires for the latest and greatest . . . just like the pagans.

This thought has rolled around a lot in my mind mainly because of the reaction that I get from many Christians when they hear about our vision to plant a church in perhaps the darkest area of our city. On one hand, I’ve had very good friends wrinkle their noses when they hear that we are moving to the Five Points Neighborhood, the second-highest crime neighborhood in the city. I’m not sure of all the reasoning behind the wrinkle. It could be their own distaste for the area. It could be that our burden just doesn’t make sense. Or could it be that my life never really echoed a life that was willing to risk for the sake of the gospel? Did this decision seem out of step with my self-preserving bent? I don’t know. I just know that it’s time to repent of my self-serving ways and do something in my life that doesn’t make sense to pagans or . . . the average Christian . . . or perhaps even me. Without knowing it, I have often drunk at the fountain of the American Dream.

Am I scared? Absolutely. I do not want my home broken into. I do not want my kids hurt. My wife and I were on a plane flying to Orlando when I read a story in Christianity Today about a wife who did just what we are hoping to do in the city. On night she was raped while her husband was at a church meeting. (You can get her book here.) That stuff scares me to death.

On the back cover of John Piper’s book Don’t Waste Your Life, he says,

I will tell you what a tragedy is. I will show you how to waste your life. Consider this story from the February 1998 Reader’s Digest: A couple “took early retirement from their jobs in the Northeast five years ago when he was 59 and she was 51. Now they live in Punta Gorda, Florida, where they cruise on their 30-foot trawler, play softball, and collect shells …” Picture them before Christ at the great day of judgment: ‘Look, Lord. See my shells.” That is a tragedy.

Sadly, this type of wasted life is seen all over the Scriptures. When the twelve spies went to look at Canaan, ten of them shrank in fear even though God had already promised victory. Thousands of people wasted their lives because they valued comfort over godly courage. The Scriptures tell us that when a kernel of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it yields fruit unto life eternal. We don’t need more life in America; we need more death.

I want to encourage you to take a risk for the cause of Christ. Start some things only God can finish. Go somewhere where you don’t have all the answers before you begin—not for the sake of danger or to be viewed as heroic, but for the sake of the gospel and the glory of God.

  • Teenager, can you think of pursuing something greater this year than academic honors or a starting position? What about starting a ministry from scratch to minister to those in your school or community who need help?
  • College student, what about changing your major and ministry direction to go and be a missionary to a Muslim country where you face the real danger of being killed for your faith? That choice doesn’t make sense to pagans.
  • Moms, can you think of ways to stretch your children to do something that pagans wouldn’t think a child could do?
  • Dads, what about taking a missions trip instead of a family vacation? What about quitting your job, taking a pay cut, and going to work for a nonprofit organization that is doing the work of God?
  • Pastors, would your congregation say that you are risking something for the sake of the gospel in your community?
  • Retirees, are you using the best years of your life for the glory and work of God?

Someone once said that five minutes after stepping into heaven, we will know exactly how we were supposed to live. I know this—if we simply pursue the American Dream, we will hang our heads in shame. However, if we “fall into the ground and die,” we can anticipate a joyful entrance.

Jason Janz, SharperIron site publisher, is planting Providence Bible Church in downtown Denver. Formerly, he served as an assistant pastor at Red Rocks Baptist Church (Morrison, CO). He has a bachelor’s degree in Bible and is currently finishing a master’s degree in theology. He has been married to Jennifer for 10 years, and they have four boys. His interests include pastoring, reading, and wrestling with his boys. He likes SI because of how it helps serve pastors and church leaders.
If you would like to receive the Providence Bible Church e-newsletter or would like to be a prayer partner, you can sign up at www.providencedenver.org.

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Statue Of Liberty: Roman Goddess LIBERTAS, Babylonian Ishtar (EASTER), Also SEMIRAMIS, ISIS, JUNO!

Posted by Job on February 23, 2008

From a Christian site: freemasonrywatch.org/statue_of_liberty.html

From a wicca site: circlesanctuary.org/circle/articles/pantheon/GoddessFreedom.html

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_(goddess)

More:

cnview.com/bible_study/a_study_on_mystery_babylon.htm

theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/masonsstatueofliberty.htm

prisonplanet.com/analysis_louise_130503_lady.html

exodus2006.com/fab/Liberty.htm

forum.ebaumsworld.com/archive/index.php/t-85638.html

Still feel like pledging allegiance to the flag, Christians? Or supporting the religious right agenda of compulsive religious observance (school prayer, public religious displays, “war on Christmas” combatants, and oh intelligent design) to some ecumenical homogenized undefined unknown god (Acts 17:23) that you will be legally required to worship but also legally forbidden to call upon his name? Well I ask you … where do you want to take your mark? On your right hand or on your forehead?

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A Seven Part Expose Of Wicca!

Posted by Job on February 17, 2008

This is primarily interesting to see how much success Wicca has had in infiltrating our popular culture. For another resource on similar threats to popular culture, please see http://goodfight.org.

The Cult of WICCA

Wicca- Part One “Which Witch is Which?”

WICCA-2 “Beliefs”

WICCA- 3 “Book of Shadows and Wiccan Practices”

WICCA- Interlude

WICCA- 4 “The Circle”

The Cult of WICCA- Epilogue

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Yule New York Yule Holiday Display Vandalized! Police Declare It A Hate Crime! Part Of War On Christmas???

Posted by Job on December 12, 2007

Then again, according to this link and the text pasted (along with my commentary in italics) below, it was a PAGAN display. Then again, Christmas IS Yuletime or Yuletide you know. Which makes this display … oh never mind 🙂 http://www.wivb.com/global/story.asp?s=747915

Police in Olean are investigating the vandalism of a holiday display. Police say someone opposed to a Wiccan pentacle decided to express his or her opinion by running it down Monday night and then sped off into the night. Olean Mayor David Carucci says the vandalism happened around 10:15 last night. (Sooo … do mayors get involved in minor incidents of vandalism of private property often? Or only when witches are involved?)

“Someone has backed up over the curb and run over the pentacle,” Carucci told News 4. Carucci is quick to criticize the action, and is hopeful police will soon find the person responsible. (No problem there. Since we are not in Old Testament Israel, we have no right to take down the groves and high places. In other words, vandalism is a crime and a sin.) Police, meanwhile, are treating it as a hate crime. (NOW we have a problem!)

“We’re going to be treating this as a hate crime,” said Olean Police Chief Terry Schnell. “This has gone far too long, this is getting ridiculous.” (You mean the fact that of all these church shootings by people who stated animosity towards Christianity and Christians where people have actually been killed such as the one that happened a few days ago, not one of them have been declared hate crimes is ridiculous? No, wait, that wasn’t what you were talking about. You were speaking of the horrific violence inflicted upon a pagan display. Sorry. Good to know that you have your priorities in order and care about what is really important.)

The pentacle stood only a few feet away from a nativity scene that sparked a public debate about the separation of church and state. (Too easy. No comment.)

The owner of the pentacle, April Garlow, says as long as the nativity scene remains on public ground in front of Olean city hall, so too shall the symbol of her Wiccan faith. (And you know what? I agree 100%! I also agree with WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT CHRISTIANS HAVING NO RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS OR GRAVEN IMAGES! IF CHRISTIANS WERE TO OBEY THE THIRD COMMANDMENT, DEUTERONOMY 5:8, WE WOULD NOT BE HAVING ANY OF THESE PROBLEMS! And modern Jews … no better. Remember the nonsense at the Seattle airport awhile back where a rabbi activist demanded that a menorah be placed beside the Christmas tree, claiming that “a symbol of their faith be represented”? The airport officials CORRECTLY DECIDED that if they were going to put Christian and Jewish symbols up then they would have to accommodate all of the DOZENS of faiths in the Seattle area, SO THEY HAD TO FORCE US TO OBEY OUR OWN BIBLE BY REMOVING OUR IMAGES! Now I understand that objects were given by God in the Old Testament to USE in worship of HIM. They were NEVER INTENDED to represent God OR our faith in Him. So I say that if Christians are going to hold onto the symbols of our false public cultural religion, let the witches have theirs.)

She’s disappointed, though, that an attempt to acknowledge different religious beliefs has apparently divided her community even further. “This is supposed to be the season of peace and goodwill towards men and I don’t see any of that,” said Garlow. (Probably because the “peace on earth goodwill towards men” was said by the angel to the shepherds when Jesus Christ was born, and that day was NOT in late December to begin with, but rather late September to early October. Late December is when you have always had your pagan solstices, Saturnalias, yuletides, etc. I have no problem with you celebrating your long existing observance during the time that it has always been held. I am just curious as to why we Christians cannot be content with the REAL HOLIDAYS that God gave us. And I say “real holiday” for a reason, for the word “holiday” means “holy day” and since God alone is holy, only God has the right and ability to choose, consecrate, and sanctify a day as “holy.” The observances given to us by God in the Bible are the only true holidays, all else are pretenders. Maybe it will take this pagan witch shoehorning in on the Santa Claus flying reindeer elves yule log mistletoe drunken lascivious office party racket to get Christians to see that. Or then again, maybe not. I will suggest this though: if God wanted us to observe the birth of His Son, He would have told us what day it was on in the Bible. Meanwhile, we do know exactly what days His death, resurrection, and ascension were on, as well as the day of Pentecost don’t we? Hmmm … )

Olean police say the person responsible for crashing into the pentacle drove away in a black Ford pickup, and they’re asking anyone with information to call them. The number for the Olean Police Department is 716-376-5678. (Personally I hope they catch him and he is fully prosecuted. Vandalism is a crime. But realize that this happened only because we have the very type of public symbolic religious displays that the Bible tells us not to have in the first place.)

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Beware Of Witches And Black Magic In The Church!

Posted by Job on November 15, 2007

Courtesy of Brother Soli Deo Gloria.

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The Original Name Of The Muslim Moon God: NOT ALLAH!

Posted by Job on October 19, 2007

I am a huge supporter of Messianic (meaning COMPLETED) Jewish rabbi Moshe Laurie and his show, but I must admit that I have not been as motivated to watch it recently because Laurie has been devoting a lot of time to exploring the possibility that the 12th imam of Shi’ite Islam will be the anti-Christ. I really cannot get into that because of my belief that the anti-Christ will have to be an “all things to all people” sort in order to get the world to follow him, and as such his false prophet would likely be a New Age universalist sort.

But I came across something the other day that will make me give rabbi Laurie’s efforts more thought. The book Readings of the Ancient Near East (by Bill Arnold and Bryan Beyer, published by Baker Books) has starting on page 137 the war chronicles of king Tiglath-pileser I of Assyria. Of course, it begins with the usual statements of devotion to this pagan’s gods. Now this fellow’s primary god was Ashur, but I noticed one of the other false deities that he credited for his successful military exploits. Tiglath-pileser I referred to the deity as the wise one, saying that he was the lord of the lunar disk (the moon god) and his symbol was “the divine crescent.” Of course, Islam’s “Allah” has long been known to be the moon god worshiped by the Arab peoples of that region, and as such the crescent moon is their symbol. So, what name did Tiglath-pileser I call this deity, the same false deity as Mohammed’s Allah, in his royal inscriptions? SIN. I kid you not, page 137 of Readings of the Ancient Near East clearly identifies the name of the god of Islam as SIN.

Some background here. When Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt, God told them not to follow after the worship or practices of the people in the area. Such practices were, of course, pagan. Israel began referring to the pagan practices that God commanded them against as SIN because it was shorthand for the moon worship that was dominant in the area. (Please recall, for instance, that Abraham’s family, from Haran, were moon – worshipers.) That was why the wilderness that the children of Israel spent 40 years wandering in was called the wilderness of Sin Exodus 16:1 (though wilderness of Zin was an alternate spelling)! And the mountain where the law was given? Mount Sinai! Note that there was no reference to God or Moses naming them as such. The wilderness and the mountain already had those names because the local moon worshipers, SIN worshipers, gave it that name, just as places where Baal worship took place were given such names by the pagans as Baalzephon, Baalpeor, Baalmeon, etc. So as one of the first commandments of God regarding their conduct was to refrain Israel from taking on the worship of the Sin cult, sin became shorthand for all evil behavior. (Some folks that are familiar with the scriptures in their original languages claim that the translators often used “sin” where “lawlessness” or similar would have been more appropriate.)

So going back to Moshe Laurie’s teachings that the anti – Christ will be the eschatological figure that the modern moon god worshipers of Shi’ite Islam are awaiting, we cannot ignore that one of the titles given for the anti – Christ in the Bible just happens to be “man of sin“(2 Thessalonians 2:3)! But wait, it does not end at Islam. Lots of other folks do too: wicca and other pagan movements, New Age, some strands of kabbalah, etc. But you know what else? MASONRY, especially the SHRINERS branch. (Hint: Mormonism was founded by the MASON Joseph Smith). Oh yes, did you know that masonry, while claiming to be a Christian fraternal organization, is actually universalistic, teaching that all religions are equal, see ericbarger.com/presbyterian.masonic.htm? (Sort of sounds like Skulls and Bones George W. Bush proclaiming that all religions worship the same god recently, doesn’t it? Fascinating that he made that pronouncement while traveling in Muslim countries. It is also fascinating how many of our presidents have been Masons or members of its affiliated societies.)

So it looks like Moshe Laurie may be onto something. If he is, then this “something” is actually way broader and deeper than he realizes!

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Why Did The Ephesians Burn Their Books?

Posted by Job on October 16, 2007

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Rick Warren And Other Emergent “Christians” Support Harry Potter

Posted by Job on August 14, 2007

Link To Dr. James Emery White’s Crosswalk.com’s Weblog Entry “Mad About Harry”

This shows how many so – called Christians are not, including J. K. Rowling herself, a member of the Church of Scotland. This fellow claims that Harry Potter has a “Christian worldview.” Sounds like these NONEXISTENT Christian values (see Christian Values Do Not Exist and Christian Values Do Not Exist Part II: The Motivation For Believing A Lie) to me, and yet another reason why true Christians should contend against this anti – Christ concept, because the more worldly the church gets the more heresies and abominations will be able to masquerade as “good Christian values” and “good Christian worldview.”

Then again, the “emergent” and “contemplative” Christians are supporting witchcraft already. See HERETIC TD JAKES ENDORSES YOGA AND CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER! as well as my emergent church  and contemplative prayer categories. Now I do not do as good a job of documenting the wickedness of this movement as does people like Apprising Ministries (and this is a good link on his site as well), and Christian Research Network/Slice Of Laodicea (the people who first let me know that TD Jakes denied Trinity and LIED ABOUT IT).

There really does seem to be a huge movement out there dedicated to opposing, denying, and undermining what is left of Bible – based Christianity is from the inside: the oneness pentecostals on one side with the charismatic movement and the emergents on the other side with the Southern Baptists and other fundamentalists. You have Brian McLaren and similar denying that Christ died for our sins,  and a whole multitude of false charismatics who deny the very Trinity doctrine that allowed God the Son to bear our sins on earth while God the Father was able to remain separated from them and turn His face in Heaven. So, this proves that the wide embrace of Harry Potter and other wickedness by mainstream Christianity is proof that such things are only symptoms of much larger doctrinal issues.

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The Goddess Unmasked: What every woman should know about the sacred feminine

Posted by Job on May 18, 2007

See this excellent expose on the false “goddess worship” movement. My interest is not that it is attracting more and more people, but rather that it is worming its way into Christian churches (Jezebel spirit maybe?). So, read this article and see if things from this false religion is making its way into your church or is influencing a pastor or teacher whose ministry that you support. I will say this: the liberal wing of the Presbyterian Church’s considering replacing “Father”, “Son”, and “Holy Spirit” with “Mother”, “Child”, “Womb”  because “some people have had bad relationships with their earthly father that may cause them to reject Christianity because of the masculine language” is clearly influenced by goddess worship. A great many of our seminaries and religion schools have studied paganism, wicca, etc. (and many of them are oughtright pagans) and are using it to influence the Christian pastors that they train, calling it a more “woman – friendly, diverse, progressive Christianity that is more welcoming to all.” Well, if you want diversity, then go share the gospel with someone of a different race, ethnicity, nation of origin, or class background from yourself, and support overseas missionaries (or become one yourself). Study the spread of the gospel and see how its message is best adapting it to whatever culture and setting you are in (as Paul did in Acts 17 when he spoke to the Greek philosophers, in Acts 22 when speaking to Jews, and Acts 26 when speaking to Roman leaders; he gave a different pitch each time) while remaining true to the Bible. That will more than suffice.  http://www.christianitytoday.com/tcw/2007/mayjun/5.30.html

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Churches Abandoning Inner Cities

Posted by Job on March 14, 2007

Fleeing from the lost and hurting souls living in the inner cities of America for the safety, comfort, and MONEY of the suburbs.  One of the phenomena I have watched over the past 20 years, has been the flight of churches located in the inner cities of America, many long time works of God, to the suburbs.  I have heard all of the various “reasons” for these
moves, but they all end up at the same place, MONEY!  It is simply more profitable to operate in the comfort and affluence of the suburbs than in the inner city.  I have no doubt that these churches who have moved out to the suburbs do a great work for God, meet the spiritual needs of those they minister to, and are a tremendous asset to the Kingdom of God.  However, let me ask you one question.  What about the lives and eternal souls of those who live in the city where they used to be?

You see, this is the heart of the issue.  As church after church flees the inner city, there is a spiritual void.  Sadly, in most cases it is the cults, the false religions, and the things of this world that come to quickly fill that void.  The “light” is quickly replaced by the “darkness.” Cults like Scientology , Mormonism, and the Jehovah Witnesses, false
religions like Islam, quickly move in to fill the spiritual void left when a church abandons the inner city.  Instead of the people living in these metropolitan centers being told about the Truth of God’s Word and how to find everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ, they are being led into hell through the lies of L. Ron Hubbard, Joey Smith, the Watchtower Society, and the Qur’an.

In addition to the cults and false religions vying for the souls of these people the church abandoned, you also have the allures of this world that now operate without any opposition from those warning people from the Truth of the Bible.  The drug dealers, prostitutes, alcohol vendors, bookies, are now operating free from anyone warning the people that these are traps from satan designed to destroy their life.  The “light” has been removed and is replaced by the darkness, the “salt” is taken away allowing lives to rot.
It is not hard for satan to lead souls to hell when he is working unopposed.

So what is the answer?  Inner city churches are dealing with older building that need repair.  The inner city often poses logistical challenges like a lack of parking.  They are dealing with a declining membership and income. There is no denying the safety issue, especially when it comes to services and events held at night.  Dealing with a transient and low income population is also a legitimate concern for churches in the inner city.
These are all very real problems an inner city church faces and why leaving the inner city for the suburbs usually makes tremendous sense.

Selling the property in the city gives a church the initial funds they need to tie down a nice piece of property in the suburbs where land is much cheaper and build a brand new state-of- the-art facility with plenty of parking.  The suburbs have a much larger group of people to draw from so the church can actually grow quickly.  There are always security issues, but they are much easier to handle in a suburban facility in an area where the
crime rate is a fraction of what it is in the city.  You find stable communities in the suburbs where people live for many years and the vast majority are working and earning a living for their family.  When you contrast the problems with the city and the benefits of relocating to the suburbs, it is very easy to see why over the past 20 years so many churches have made this move.

There is only one factor that is always left out, or if it is considered, it simply doesn’t carry enough weight to stop the move.  THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE INNER CITY! Again, when the church leaves, they pack up the “salt” and “light” and take that with them.  The people they leave behind are left to the ravenous wolves who seek to devour their souls and lead them to an eternity in hell.  It was God who planted that church in the city in the
first place.  No doubt it was a different time and as the years wore on, many things changed.  The one thing, however, that never changes is the need people have for the Truth and for a relationship with Jesus Christ.  That is as true today as it was the day the church in the inner city was founded.

So what is the answer?  A responsible church that is forced by economics to move out of the city, must carry the burden for the souls of the people they are leaving behind.  I find it amazing that a church will leave the inner city, prosper in the suburbs, give tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands a year to foreign missions, and never spend a dime or a moment back in the neighborhood they left.  Those people are going to the same hell the person in Africa or Asia are going to!

A church that is forced to leave the inner city needs to continue the work God gave them in the city by making it their number one missions project. They can find inexpensive facilities to continue having services, continue to feed, clothe, and provide practical help to those who live around their old church location.  If God is leading them to move to the suburbs, they can still have an effective ministry and presence in the city.  A church may
actually be able to move to the suburbs and reap those benefits that will allow them to have an even greater impact on the people in the city they left.  *The key is to make a commitment to the people, the real lives and eternal souls of those who live in the city where God birthed that church!

I love you and care about you so much.  Please hear my heart today.  I am not saying that a church will be cursed for moving out of the city to the suburbs.  Every pastor and church administration needs to seek the Lord and let the Holy Spirit guide them in these critical decisions that affect the life of that fellowship.  What I am saying is that a church can’t simply leave the city for the suburbs and leave the people in the city for satan to
destroy.  Those people in the city may not have the financial resources the people in the suburbs have, but they have the same needs, God’s Truth and an everlasting relationship with Jesus Christ.

I will be praying for those pastors and church leaders who may be in the midst of making this critical decision today.  I will also be praying for those pastors and church leaders who have already made such a move.  As God guides you and leads you, don’t forget to put in place a plan that will allow you to continue to minister to the spiritual needs of the people in the city where your church began.  It is easy to simply leave them and forget all about them.  However, the Lord is reminding you today that you have a responsibility to minister to them and bring them the hope and love of Christ.  He will give you wisdom and guidance and direction in how you can best do that, and bless you richly for your obedience as you take Christ to the “least of these my brethren.”

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller bkeller@liveprayer.com

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Another Ravening Wolf Seeking To Scatter The Sheep

Posted by Job on February 22, 2007

Looks like this guy put a lot of time into pursuing his master plan. I have to admit, his constitutional rights are being violated; he is experiencing what our courts and laws define as religious discrimination! Which, of course, is yet another reason why Christians should divorce themselves from the wicked world. Not saying that Christians should not vote, seek office, or serve in government, but you must realize that any government that affords equal rights to a Christian and a Wiccan – as we must according to our laws – is NOT going to be able to promote Yeshua HaMashiach. So, Christians need to stop believing that they can take the easy way out by establishing God’s kingdom on earth using politics (whether right wing or left wing) instead of by changing hearts with the gospel.

And preach the gospel this guy did do! This utterly confused fellow was born Catholic, converted to Pentecostalism at a Billy Graham crusade, was “speaking in tongues” and preaching while still in high school, and then going straight home and reading Buddhism. Says that he was always vexed by the “exclusivity” of Christianity, and that he was always a universalist, and he “decided to switch to Wicca when a bomb killed 1200 people while serving in Iraq.” Translation: Christian claims that salvation is only through Yeshua HaMashiach make us no different from Muslim extremists!

This guy is perfectly suited to use in the anti – Christ’s many fronts (media, legal, etc.) against Christianity: a white male who served in the military who is an alleged former Christian but became disaffected because of the “contradictions”, “unanswered questions”, and – of course – “bigotry” in our Bible. And he insists that “I wasn’t trying to start any trouble; I was just being naive” and “just wound up in the center of a huge constitutional lawsuit all by accident.” Uh huh, right. And oh, please do not ignore how this article is just an unpaid advertisement for this religion; how it is so much different and BETTER than Christianity. Well, we know what side the Washington Post is on (as if we didn’t already). The question is … which side are YOU on? Are you on the side of the Lord of the Bible? If so, what are you doing to let people know it?

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