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Will John McCain Finish George W. Bush’s Job In Implementing The Financial New World Order?

Posted by Job on October 20, 2008

A financial new world order?
Bush says reforms must improve, not fetter, the free market; Europeans hint at more robust intervention.

When President Bush hosts a world financial summit in the coming weeks, one of the least multilateral American presidents in decades will set in motion what could result in a full reordering of the global financial system.

The series of summits that Mr. Bush announced over the weekend at Camp David with European leaders at his side suggests a broad understanding among them: that the current crisis requires the kind of global regulatory reforms that have eluded major powers in the past.

Europeans especially are speaking of a “Bretton Woods II” that could do for financial markets what the 1944 summit at a resort in New Hampshire did for monetary policy.

But the call for a summit also underscores the degree to which a once go-it-alone presidency has shifted to embrace not only the necessity of international cooperation, but also a role of global leadership.

“Talk of a Bretton Woods II has been around to different degrees for 30 years. But the fact it is getting started with an outgoing administration and especially one that was at the center of a significant crisis between America and Europe, between America and the rest of the world, suggests the recognition that there is urgency in the air,” says Simon Serfaty, an expert in US-Europe relations at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. “It also adds legitimacy to the coming process.”

That process, which is expected to stretch into next year and a new American administration, will get under way with a summit that Bush will host sometime after Nov. 4, the date of US elections, according to a statement issued Saturday by Bush, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and European Union Commission President José Manuel Barroso.

The initial summit is expected to be a kind of expanded Group of Eight meeting, assembling the leaders of the most industrialized nations and those of major developing economies like China, India, Brazil, and South Korea. (Please know that inviting developing nations is a major step to a truly global system, as the following step would be to invite the third world nations.) It would aim to assess the current global crisis and to come up with a set of principles of reform.

Actual agreements on reforms could come at subsequent summits, but the initial meeting would allow Bush to place his stamp on the process before leaving office, while also facilitating a continuity of American leadership.

Saturday’s meeting offered a picture of transatlantic unity, but that hardly means the road ahead will be discord-free. Bush says future reforms and new international regulations must improve but not fetter the free market, while European leaders hint at much more robust state intervention with tighter regulations. (Bush has to keep this pretense in order to retain conservative support, especially among evangelicals, for policies that they would never accept from an overt liberal like, say, Clinton or OBAMA. A reason why McCain would be useful. Then again, Obama would be useful in bringing America in line with Europe and getting the nonwhite, er, developing nations to go along too.)

Bush recognized the need for “regulatory institutional changes” but added, “It is essential that we preserve the foundations of democratic capitalism – commitment to free markets, free enterprise, and free trade.” (Speaking with a forked tongue. In an essentially global economy, there will be no more statutory or regulatory barriers between markets, enterprise, and trade between America and Brazil than there are between Alabama and Texas. Ironically, the very ENLIGHTENMENT principles that our oh so wise freemason and deist founding fathers came up with to govern interstate commerce within this own nation, which lest we forget was originally intended as a federalist contract between loosely affiliated largely independent and sovereign states … please recall that “state” actually refers to an individual sovereign political entity and subdivisions between a state are actually called “provinces” or similar … will work quite nicely for global commerce among member nation states – and city – states like THE VATICAN. Please recall that Rome before it became an empire was a city state. For the record, John Calvin’s Geneva, which is credited with inventing modern capitalism, was a city state as well. So despite the endtimes theories of many conservative evangelicals, the economic new world order need not be socialist or communist. It can be capitalist, or merely a union between capitalist and socialist economies just as our own nation has long been a union of more laissez faire economic states and states with heavy government subsidies, wealth distribution, and regulation.)

In response, President Sarkozy said, “The president of the United States is right in saying that protectionism and closing one’s borders is a catastrophe…. But we cannot continue along the same lines,” he added, “because the same problems will trigger the same disasters.”

Mr. Barroso was more succinct: “We need a new global financial order.”

Those words could send shivers through a White House that is suspicious of the current chorus of world leaders – European, Russian, and others less friendly to the US – who are hailing the current economic crisis as a moment to usher in a multipolar world. Bush indicated he seeks to maintain some degree of American stewardship over the financial reform effort when he politely declined the offer of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon to host the expanded G-8 summit at the UN in New York. (Again, can’t tip off the religious right. Please keep in mind that neither McCain or Obama will be beholden to the opinions of this group in any way.)

Among the issues the White House has indicated it would endorse for a reform agenda are rules for the international flow of investment funds, improved oversight of increasingly global financial institutions, and means of boosting the transparency of international financial transactions and markets. 

But European leaders have called for what sound like much deeper reforms. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, for example, has proposed a reorganization of the International Monetary Fund – a Bretton Woods institution.

Behind the European proposals is a sense that the financial crisis and America’s darkening economic prospects make this an opportunity for the European Union to play a bigger international role. Last week at the close of a two-day EU summit on the financial crisis, Sarkozy predicted that an international summit would take place before the end of the year because “Europe wants it, Europe demands it. Europe will get it.”

More than a show of unity with a declaration for a series of summits will be needed if the world is truly to come together to address the crisis, some observers note. “Unity of purpose is not found in a meeting or series of meetings. It’s found in purpose,” says Danielle Pletka, vice president for foreign-policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. (Ah, the Rick Warren Purpose Driven Life language. How convenient. And how disconcerting that a generation of evangelicals is being brainwashed with the New Age doctrines of the new world order globalist Council on Foreign Relations member and pastor to the world’s biggest pornographer Rupert Murdoch in Rick Warren. Also, the “unity” thing is just recreating the tower of Babel so that the second Nimrod, the man of sin or the anti – Christ, can come on the scene.) “Whether that’s something the major players in this crisis can come together on remains to be seen.”

But Mr. Serfaty points out that the Europeans chose to engage the Bush administration, when just a few years ago the deep divisions over the Iraq war were disrupting such cooperation. (A key component to spotting people who are sold out to and working for Satan is their ability to manipulate you into thinking that you are in control when they are secretly calling the shots all along, as that is precisely how Satan works. By the way, who is the better manipulator in this race … McCain or Obama? I give it to Obama, but only by a nose.)

“Rather than seeing any kind of disconnect,” he says, “I think we should emphasize the fact the Europeans are doing what [the Americans] want them to do, in that they are coming together and taking a proactive approach to this crisis.”

So you see, no matter who gets elected, the anti – Christ globalist system is going to be implemented. Do not put your trust in Obama, McCain, or any other thing or person of this world! Instead, put your trust in Jesus Christ!

Follow the three step salvation plan today!

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Why NOT To Be A Purpose Driven Pastor

Posted by Job on October 1, 2008

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RICK WARREN DEFENDER RICHARD ABANES: IT IS OK FOR CHRISTIANS TO ALLOW THEIR KIDS TO READ HARRY POTTER!

Posted by Job on August 11, 2008

Fantasy and Your Family: Exploring The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Modern Magick
By: Richard Abanes

Product Description
Should Christians be reading fantasy literature? Is there really a difference between the magic and wizards in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series? What about book burning, or banning books? Isn’t it better that children read Harry Potter instead of watching television? If you are not satisfied with quick easy answers to these questions, this book will help.

Richard Abanes is a cult/occult expert. He is also a huge fan of fantasy and science fiction literature. The Harry Potter series gave him a unique chance to combine his two passions, and this book is a fascinating look at both the fantasy genre and the two series which best exemplify it. It is also an exposition of the themes, characters and spirituality in The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. (Please note: Roman Catholic J.R.R. Tolkein SPECIFICALLY, REPEATEDLY, VEHEMENTLY, AND CONSISTENTLY DENIED THAT THERE WAS EVER ANYTHING RESEMBLING CHRISTIANITY IN LORD OF THE RINGS. QUITE THE CONTRARY, TOLKEIN STATED THAT HIS GOAL IN WRITING LORD OF THE RINGS WAS TO GIVE ENGLAND A SYSTEM OF MYTHOLOGY SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE GREEK, ROMAN, AND NORSE MYTHOLOGY THAT HE LOVED! HE FELT THAT ENGLAND’S LACK OF A MYTHOLOGICAL SYSTEM LEFT THEM INFERIOR TO OTHER WESTERN NATIONS IN TERMS OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO LITERATURE AND CULTURE, AND HIS LORD OF THE RINGS UNIVERSE REPRESENTED AN ATTEMPT TO CATCH THEM UP! TOLKEIN WAS MOTIVATED BY CULTURAL NATIONALISM, NOT CHRISTIANITY, WHEN HE WROTE LORD OF THE RINGS! ANYONE THAT HAS STUDIED THE OTHER BOOKS IN THIS AREA THAT TOLKEIN WROTE BEYOND THE RINGS TRILOGY AND THE HOBBIT CAN SEE HOW DEEP INTO PAGANISM, ANIMISM, SPIRITISM, ETC. THE LORD OF THE RINGS ARE! THE STORIES OF CREATION AND THE AFTERLIFE … THE WAY THAT “THE GODS” IN HIS FANTASY UNIVERSE BEHAVE … ALL ARE DIRECT AND PURPOSEFUL IMITATIONS OF PRE – CHRISTIAN EUROPEAN TRIBAL PAGANISM AND ARE IN COMPLETE OPPOSITION TO CHRISTIANITY! ANYONE WHO CLAIMS OTHERWISE IS A LIAR! NOW I HAVE MY OWN ISSUES WITH C.S. LEWIS’ NARNIA, BUT AT LEAST NARNIA WAS IN FACT INTENDED TO BE A CHRISTIAN ALLEGORY!)

Abanes casts an educated eye on the genre of fantasy, looking at both its positive and negative aspects. He even uses child development information (another term for the secular humanist witchcraft developed by people atheist scoffers against God like Dewey and especially perverts like Kinsey and Freud … thousands of years of biblical revelation and we need to start going to atheists and perverts to tell us how to raise our kids?), to examine how fantasy affects children at various stages of development. (One effect: kids that get hooked on fantasy have a tendency to never grow up mentally or emotionally. By the way, that is my own personal testimony from my own experience, and it is only by the grace of God that I was only hooked on the books and movies … I never got into the video games or the role playing games by God’s providence, or there is NO TELLING how messed up I would have been.) He offers parents the information necessary to make wise decisions about what their children are reading.

Abanes never says that Christians should not read Harry Potter. He does point out, however, that some of the fears that have been expressed about the occultic references in Harry Potter are valid, as some children have developed a deeper interest in the occult because of Harry Potter. He has documentation that shows a significant minority of children are more interested in the occult since reading Harry Potter. The most dangerous aspect, in Abanes’ mind, is the fact that Rowling and her supporters blithely brush off reports about increased interest in the occult. (Pardon me, but why would we EXPECT Rowling, a member of the slitheryn cult whose very goal is to promote the occult DO ANYTHING BUT PROMOTE THE OCCULT? Why even expect a wicked person to do anything but wickedness? It is the job of the RIGHTEOUS to do RIGHTEOUSNESS by PROMOTING RIGHTEOUSNESS AND WARNING AGAINST EVIL! So “the most dangerous aspect” is the refusal of evangelical interests like Christianity Today and James Dobson – though Dobson later backtracked because of the pressure – to unconditionally call Potter out for the devil worshiping witch that she is. But hey, the Bible says that if you compromise one thing you will compromise on everything, and boy aren’t the Rick Warren Purpose Driven types excellent at compromising everything, including the truth!)

One of the most fascinating aspects of this book is the in-depth comparison of The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Abanes focuses on several moral/religious issues, arguing that the magic in Tolkien is vastly different from the magick (the traditional occultic spelling for the term used when discussing witchcraft, divination, etc.) in Harry Potter. (Even if that were true, it is still magic, right? Look, far eastern spiritism is different from African animism, which is different from the European tribal religions which is different from the ancient Native American religions which is different from near eastern paganism. Don’t go tell a religious pluralist that … it will break his heart! BUT THE POINT IS THAT NO MATTER HOW SIMILAR OR DIFFERENT THEY ARE, THE BIBLE STILL CALLS IT SORCERY, DIVINATION, IDOLATRY, WITCHCRAFT, ETC. AND CHRISTIANS ARE NOT TO PROMOTE, ADVOCATE, OR APPRECIATE IT BUT RATHER WAR AGAINST IT! IT IS ALL ABOUT THE BIBLE PEOPLE!) Abanes also answers several important questions about fantasy, in general, and Harry Potter, specifically, that people have been asking. Finally, Abanes explains why the occult needs to be viewed as dangerous for children. (It is also plenty dangerous FOR ADULTS. King Saul was not a child when he consulted the witch of Endor, but a fully grown man. The people of Israel were not children when they refused to heed Jeremiah’s call to stop burning incense to the queen of heaven, but adults. Simon Magus of Acts, the Ephesus cult that tried to murder Paul … all adults. Bottom line: if it is dangerous for children OR adults, why indulge in it for idle – or should I say IDOL – entertainment?)

This book is very aptly named. It is designed to give parents vital information about fantasy and its related titles, so they can make informed decisions about what their children are reading. (The only decision informed by the Bible is for parents to tell their kids to hate witchcraft. Children do need to be exposed to this stuff – sheltering kids never works – but only so they can be able to discern evil so that they will know what to reject, what to flee, and what to use as evangelistic tools to get their playmates and classmates out of the darkness of the occult and into the light of Jesus Christ.) Abanes offers us the information we need, and allows us to make our decisions based on the facts. In the end, he urges parents to act as true guardians of their children, protecting them from those things which seek to harm them. (I quote: “Abanes never says that Christians should not read Harry Potter.”)

People, let me explain to you how ridiculous this is. It is no different from refusing tell children – or adults – that they cannot indulge in fornication, homosexuality, theft, and murder. Instead, it is akin to going into a detailed discussion on the various acts of sinful sexuality and crime, and suggesting that some really are not that bad, not harmful at all, if SOME forays into homosexuality, fornication, and attempted murder are just fine for some Christians so long as they are well enough schooled on the theories of perverts like Freud and Kinsey to make an informed decision for themselves and their children. I have to tell you, were Abanes to be a self professed expert of homosexuality and violent crime and a huge fan of homosexual and crime literature, evangelical Christians wouldn’t go near him. But being a expert in and huge fan of the literature of the occult/sorcery/witchcraft/cult scene that is directly associated with homosexuality/fornication and many crimes including but certainly not limited to murder and ritualistic child abuse (do research, people, just because the God – hating media doesn’t report it and most evangelical churches don’t preach about it doesn’t mean that it isn’t true!) will get your books sold by the official bookstore chain of America’s largest evangelical Christian denomination – the very same denomination to which Rick Warren is a member!

As if I already did not know this from Abanes’ initial comments on this website claiming that Rick Warren was not out promoting Roman Catholicism, Islam, and Mormonism (this despite the fact that I have read and placed on this very website official press releases signed by Council on Foreign Relations worker and business partner with the world’s biggest pornographer Rupert Murdoch Rick Warren saying the opposite), this really does put his efforts to silence Ken Silva’s Apprising Ministries into context!

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Rick Warren gives thumbs-up to gay “church”

Posted by Job on June 10, 2008

From DefendingContending.com

Rick Warren gives thumbs-up to gay “church”

I have become all things to all men that I might by all means save some–1st Corinthians 9:22

A verse from the apotle Paul that has been turned on its ear, upside-down, inside-out, and every which way from Sunday by the Willow Creek/Saddleback/Lakewood/
Lakeland/Lukewarm/Postmodern/Emergent crowd. Long story short, the apostle is not endorsing or condoning “Christians” who take part in the works of Satan in order to get people to “meet Jesus.” He is not, in any way, shape, or form, advocating making friends with the world in order to please God (See James 4:4, 1st John 2:15, Romans 8:6-8).

However, in his never-ending quest to be “all things to all men,” the “Protestant Pope” Rick Warren has finally gone around that bend he’s been heading for, and is openly embracing a “church” that “ministers” to those who embrace open rebellion against God by embracing the sin of homosexuality. Ingrid Schleuter has more:

Following Bill Hybel’s example, Rick Warren will be dining with Christians who say they are gay and proud of it. They are bringing their families with them to Saddleback for a Father’s Day celebration. This is the same gay road trip that has traveled the country to various megachurches to win converts to their views on sexuality. Even Joel Osteen said no to such a gathering. Repeat: these are professing “Christians” who are in moral revolt against the Word of God, not atheists at a gay pride parade who need someone to bear witness to the truth. These people know the truth and have rejected it. Not only that, they want everyone else in the church to reject it, too.

Now, before you start down the “Jesus dined with sinners and tax collectors” road, you need to understand something: We are never called to bring sinners in flat-out rebellion into the church building (see 2nd John 1:9-11). Whenever Jesus dined with such people, He went to them (Zaccheus, Matthew, woman at the well). Also, Paul commands us not to eat with anyone “named a brother who is sexually immoral, or covetous or…” So by allowing this organization into a building that some people call a “church,” and by seating them in this quote-unquote “church” to dine, Pope Warren is going against so many commands of Scripture (I assure you, many more than I have listed here). All in the name of “unity.”

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Rick Warren Dissembles And Fails The Challenge From Voice of Truth Again!

Posted by Job on June 4, 2008

James Sundquist of Voice Of Truth Radio

May 20, 2008

Open Letter and James Sundquist Response to Rick Warren and Erik Rees

Dear Rick Warren & Erik Rees,

I am in receipt of both of your invitations to your May 20-22, 2008 PDC Conference, enclosed at the

end of this letter. I am compelled to respond after praying and seeking the multitude of Godly counsel.

I was a little surprised to finally hear from you years after I first confronted you by email but never

heard back from you, or any time since both of my books on you were published. I was further

surprised that you would send an invitation with such short notice to plan a trip there. You have

required that I remain silent for three days before I am allowed to speak. The Apostle Paul did not

teach that we are required to remain silent if what we are presented with is false teaching.

I am further surprised at this invitation because from your own lips you stated that you did not respond

to detractors. You also would have to consider me a 21st Century enemy, since I am what you call a

Fundamentalist Christian. If I am the false teacher, then you need to expose and rebuke me publicly

before your church, this conference, and the church at large. But your must refute me from Scripture.

You have invoked Matthew 5:44-46, positioning yourself as the victim being persecuted. You have

rendered me the enemy with this quote. The Apostle Peter says it is of no credit if you are being

persecuted and deserve the persecution. Which one of the Apostles and Prophets of old have ever

presented the demon-possessed, the demonically-inspired, the homosexual activist, the atheist, the

spiritists, the mystics, and the necromancers favorably to the people, as you have done inside as well as

outside of your Purpose Driven Life book? The answer: none of them. And when did Jesus teach his

Disciples to do anything like that? Same question applies to your interview with Charlie Rose, August

17, 2006, when you said you told Eric Sawyer, gay activist leader: “how can I help you get your

message out?” And yet you invite Senator Obama to speak at your church, who celebrates and now

endorses the California Supreme Court Decision making gay marriage legal, above the Word of the

Living God. You have put the church in great peril by both your actions and appearance of evil. Jesus

and his Apostles would never have countenanced your promotion of such an abomination. In your

USA Today Interview 7/21/03, you stated that Mormonism was just another Christian denomination

rather than a false religion, in which Mormon Doctrine, Jesus has a brother named Lucifer, easily

refuted by John 3:16 which states that Jesus is the ONLY begotten Son. One of their baptism songs

teach that you go back to be with God. Your gospel presented in the Ladies Home Journal is not The

Gospel but another gospel! Former Roman Catholic priest Richard Bennett has proven that your

Roman Catholic Purpose Driven teachings are apostate. The Apostle Paul preached Christ crucified in

synagogues. Rick Warren preaches no gospel in synagogues.

You state that I do not know your motivation. To a great extent that is not relevant. I do not even know

you personally; it is your teaching that I oppose publicly, for your teachings are public and damnable

heresies! And a good tree does not produce corrupt fruit!

If you have read either of my books: Who’s Driving the Purpose Driven Church or Rick Warren’s

Global Peace Plan vs. Scriptural Teachings on Peace about you, which are published by Southwest

Radio Church, you would know what my motivations are, and that is to compare your teachings to

Scripture as every good Berean must do, as well as to help bring the Balm of Gilead to the wounded

saints in response to the host of calls and letters I continue to receive from churches throughout the

world who have been split or destroyed by your teachings and unbiblical enforced covenants you have

implemented.

I am perfectly ready and eager to meet with you publicly when I have received a letter on your

letterhead that you are ready to repent publicly before your own congregation and the church at large

for your extensive false teachings. Your letter must include making restitution to all of those saints

whom you have left strewn and dismembered by the propeller of your Purpose-Driven Ship, and

renounce your Jung-rooted occult-based Personality Profiling. Upon receipt of this letter,I will then

stand with you before the public and rejoice with you. You should also go on Fox News and renounce

the infomercials they have run in your behalf.

Speaking of invitations, I invite you and the members of your church to read my articles on your

SHAPE program published in:

Sept 2007 Journal of Apologetics: Vol 10, California Biblical University and Seminary P.O. Box 7447,

Orange, CA 92863, 1-800-41-TRUTH (1-800-418-7884) / http://www.cbusedu.org

&

A Critique of the Purpose-Driven Life, Part I & II, The Conservative Theological Journal Volume 9,

No. 27, and Volume 9 no. 28, August, Sept, 2005, Tyndale Theological Seminary,

http://www.conservativeonline.org

&

Listen to Dr. John MacArthur’s Audio Sermon 3:14 minute excerpt exposing the apostasy of Rick

Warren’s Purpose Driven Life book:

I am biblically justified and mandated to oppose you because you are a wolf in sheep’s clothing and a

destroyer of the brethren, masquerading as a servant of righteousness.

Until the Lord grants you repentance, I am not willing to attend your conference this week or any of

your Global Peace Plan training conferences, but will continue to oppose you by speaking and

preaching publicly in writing and on the various national and international radio programs I frequent.

These Scriptures will also confirm why I will not attend your training conference:

Ephesians 5:11

II John 10

Titus 3:10

Galatians Chapter One

Book of Jude

Sincerely in Christ,

James Sundquist

Director

Rock Salt Publishing

www.abrahamic-faith.com/False-Teachers.html

&

http://rock-to-salt.cephasministry.com/

OTHER SOURCES & AUTHORS WHO HAVE MARKED RICK WARREN AS AN APOSTATE

FALSE TEACHER (not exhaustive):

Pastor Bob DeWaay Redefining Christianity, Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement,

http://www.cicstore.org/servlet/the-1/Redefining-Christianity–dsh–Understanding/Detail

Warren Smith, Deceived on Purpose, http://www.eaec.org/bookstore/books/deceived_on_purpose.htm

Dr. Noah Hutchings, The Dark Side of the Purpose Driven Church, Southwest Radio Church, swrc.com

Tamara Hartzel, In the Name of Purpose, http://www.inthenameofpurpose.org/

Loren Davis,The Purpose Driven Life is Unscriptural, http://www.lorendavis.com/articles_pdlunscr.pdf

Roger Oakland, Faith Undone, Lighthousetrails.com

David Cloud, Purpose Driven or Scripture Driven, http://www.wayoflife.org (just released, not posted

yet, but available)

Lynn & Sarah Leslie, Susan J. Conway,Pied Pipers of Purpose,

www.discernmentministries.com/Purpose_Driven.pdf

Lynn & Sarah Leslie, What is Transformation, http://www.newswithviews.com/Leslie/sarah.htm

Berit Kjos, Spirit Led or Purpose Driven, www.crossroad.to/articles2/2003/1-purpose.htm &

Rick Warren’s Peace Plan and UN Goal, www.crossroad.to/araticle2/05/peace-un-3.htm

Jewel Grewe, Discernment Ministries, www.discernment-ministries.com/Purpose_Driven.pdf

Dave Hunt & T.A. McMahon, Audio Critique: Purpose Driven Life, www.bereancall.org

Richard Bennett, The Adulation of Man in The Purpose Driven Life,

http://www.bereanbeacon.org/articles_pdf/rick_warren_purpose_driven.pdf &

The Purpose Driven Life: Demeaning the Very Nature of God,

http://www.bereanbeacon.org/articles_pdf/rick_warren_purpose_driven_2.pdf

Pastor Gary Gilley, The Purpose-Driven Life: An Evaluation – Part 1, by Gary E. Gilley,

www.svchapel.org/Resources/ Articles/read_articles.asp?ID=1

Ray Yungen, A Time of Departing, Lighthousetrails.com

Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, http://www.moriel.org/

Philip Powell, Director, Contending Earnestly for the faith, Australia,

www.christian-witness.org/docs/WarrenResources.doc

Ken Silva, Director, Christian Research Net, http://christianresearchnetwork.com

Paula (Qeylar) & Jason, Director, http://www.purposedrivel.com/

Susan Bertalotto, Simplicityinchrist.org

James Clifton, http://purposedrivendrivel.blogspot.com/

Sue Winter, Birds of a Feather, www.abrahamic-faith.com/James/BIRDSOFFEATHERPDF.pdf

Mike Corley, Resisting The Purpose Driven,Published March 25th, 2008 by Editor in Purpose Driven,

Resisting The Purpose Driven on The Mike Corley Program

Not all of what is involved with the Purpose Driven Life movement is warm and fuzzy. On this

program, Mike shares yet another tragic story of someone who dared to question the purpose driven lie.

Today, the testimony of two men in Virginia who resisted the 40 Days of Purpose in their church and

the shocking,but sadly, not surprising results of their unwillingness to compromise and follow the PDL.

Click here to listen now from this original link: Resisting the Purpose Driven

Pastor Larry DeBruyn, Church on the Rise: Why I am not a Purpose-Driven Pastor,

http://www.crosstalkamerica.com/shows/2008/01/why_i_am_not_a_purpose_driven.php

Deborah Dombroski, Lighthouse Trails Research,

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/researchtopics.htm

Ingrid Schleuter, Slice of Laodicea http://www.sliceoflaodicea.com/?cat=21 & Crosstalk, VCY

America Radio, http://www.crosstalkamerica.com/mt/mt-search.cgi?search=Rick+Warren

Sarah Leslie, Herescope, Discernment Research Group, http://herescope.blogspot.com/2008/01/rickwarren-brian-mclaren-at-davos.html

Paul Proctor, News with Views, http://www.newswithviews.com/PaulProctor/proctor114.htm

Professor Johan Malan, South Africa, Rick Warren Waters Down the Gospel,

http://www.bibleguidance.co.za/Engarticles/Rick.htm

Dean Gotcher, The Church Growth, Emerging Church – Daiprax Agenda – The Diabolical Practices of

‘Ministers’ Across America Today by Dean Gotcher, Authority Research, 12/12/06

Orrel Steinkamp, Schuller Planted, Hybels Watered, Warren (Peter Drucker) Gives The Increase, The

Plumbline, Volume 10, No. 3, November/December 2005 he cross ends up obscured. When the cross is

obscured sinners go unsaved.

Dr. Robert Klenck, Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life: A Rebuttal,

http://www.johncoleman.org/Bob%20Klenck%20Page.htm

Mac Dominick, Rebuilding the Tower of Babel, http://www.cuttingedge.org

Mike Oppenheimer, A Global Peace Plan, http:www.letusreason.org/Poptea26.htm

Al Dager, Media Spotlight, www.mediaspotlight.org

William Alnor, Spiritual Counterfeits Project Resource List Concerning Rick Warren and the Purpose

Drive Life , http://www.christian-witness.org/docs/WarrenResources.doc.

Pastor Perry Rockwood, The People’s Gospel Hour, Canada, http://www.tpgh.org/

**********

LETTERS FROM RICK WARREN AND ERIK REES, SADDLEBACK CHURCH:

From: “Erik Rees” <ErikR@saddleback.net>

Date: May 12, 2008 11:01:39 AM EDT

To: <Rock.salt@verizon.net>

Subject: A Special Invite From Rick Warren

Hello James,

I don’t believe we’ve ever met or even talked on the phone, but I’m certainly aware that you publicly attack me regularly. James, your writing shows that you consider me to be an enemy, so for some time now. in obedience to Jesus’ command in Matt. 5:44-46, I’ve prayed daily for God to bless you. Now, I want to personally invite you to attend our upcoming conference at Saddleback, for free. I will pay all your travel expenses. My only request is that you listen to all the conference for 3 days then meet with me after it ends on Thursday noon to ask any questions before you write anything about it. I don’t know  what motivates you, and you don’t know what motivates me – so I’d like to get to know you personally. Below are the details to this unadvertised conference. Also here is a link to watch a video message.

I’m praying for God to bless you and your family greatly. I look forward to meeting you.

Rick

Rick Warren

Saddleback Church

*****

From: “Erik Rees” <ErikR@saddleback.net>

Date: May 8, 2008 4:06:20 PM EDT

To: <Rock.salt@verizon.net>

Subject: Purpose Driven Church Gathering

Hi James,

On behalf of Pastor Rick Warren, I would like to personally invite you to attend this years Purpose

Driven Church Gathering (May 20-22) at our wonderful campus in Lake Forest, California. Pastor

Rick would not only like to invite you, but pay for you to come out and spend three days with this

group of national and global leaders. We are anticipating close to 2,000 leaders will gather to learn

from our guest speakers. The only request we have is that you please wait to share your thoughts until

the conference has completed. This will give you the best chance to listen and learn before responding.

Lastly, I would like to include you in an open discussion time with Pastor Rick and a few other leaders

on Thursday, May 22nd.

I truly hope you will accept this wonderful offer to come and learn. Please let me know by Monday,

May 12th if we can count on you joining us. If you can, I will have our travel agent connect with you

to take care of your travel needs. To learn more about this great gathering please click here PDC

Gathering.

Sincerely,

Erik Rees

Saddleback Church

1 Saddleback Parkway

Lake Forest, CA 9

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Rick Warren And Bono Using Global Peace 2008 Summit To Promote One World Religion And Government

Posted by Job on June 4, 2008

From James Sundquist’s page at www.Abrahamic-Faith.com. This is the link to the original PDF file.

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dc583dq4_3hnqf7hd7

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The Evil of Christianity Today: Catholics Can Be Protestants Too!

Posted by Job on May 23, 2008

The link below claims that, well, you know, the need for the Reformation is like so over because the Reformation took place a long time ago and in Europe, so, like, let’s undo it! Typical Christianity Today! And typical modern evangelicalism.

“So many seem to think that the essence of being Protestant is to conscientiously object to what is or was Roman Catholic. A little history and a little linguistic research shows Protestant to be a much more positive word, referring to what the original Protestants stood for rather than what they stood against.” (My note: Protestant was a very positive word that meant for God and against apostate heresy. Not that Billy Graham freemason ecumenical evangelicalism will ever admit it.)

Then the fellow goes through a brief, selective, distorted historical exercise to make it seem as if “Protestant” was a positive political term. At no point does he mention what the Reformers actually said about the idolatrous and heretical doctrines and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, and how the Roman Catholic Church responded. I wonder if Neff regards the Roman Catholic Church’s excommunication of Martin Luther “positive.” Oh, I am sorry, it is the people who actually worship Jesus Christ rather than praying to Mary and actually believe in Jesus Christ who have to paint the shame over their beliefs under the veneer of “positive”, not the Roman Catholics. 

“Poor, misunderstood protest has had a history something like that of another word—apology. That word has gone from its positive, head-held-high sense of “a formal justification or defense” (as in “the essay was an apology for capitalism”) to something tinged with shame and remorse (“a statement of regret or request for pardon”).”  Looks like Neff is APOLOGIZING IN THE NEW SENSE OF THE WORD RATHER THAN THE OLD for the Reformation happening in the first place. The Roman Catholic Church to this day claims that Luther’s legitimate grievances were minor, could have and should have been addressed by petitioning the church which would have listened to him by and by, and that Luther’s primary problem was that he lacked faith in the church’s ability to reform itself. It honestly appears as if Neff agrees.

We need to recover the positive sense of protestant. It denotes things that we stand for: the authority of Scripture, salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone.” Excuse me, Neff, but Roman Catholics claim to believe in those two things as well, just as Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses do by the way. So you are giving just an incomplete, corrupted, distorted depiction of two of the five solas of the reformation that Roman Catholics can also claim to agree to, just as in his lying claim that he was a Trinitarian T.D. Jakes tried to pass off a modalist statement that all but the hardcore oneness pentecostals would agree to for Trinity, as if he is hoping that at some point Christians of both camps will give up their distinct language that divides the doctrines and mutually agree on heresy. And oh yes, Neff, in addition to the two solas that you purposely stated in a fashion that virtually any Roman Catholic can accept, what about the other three solas that they cannot that you left out? Well, here is the answer.

“It’s a matter of principle. And because it is about standing for truth, Catholics can be protestants too.” See, the problem is that in these little ecumenical meetings between Roman Catholics and Protestants, Catholics are ever so subtly but increasingly objecting to the terminology, just as in similar interfaith meetings between Jews and Christians, Jews over time increasingly object to references to the deity of Jesus Christ and the gospels. Just as the Christians who have been involved in these interfaith meetings with Jews have over time submitted themselves to the anti – Christ spirit and ultimately wound up denying the truth of the gospels, the prophecies, and Jesus Christ, Protestants have decided to take the line that Roman Catholicism is simply just another denomination. 

In effect, they are saying that the Reformation never should have happened, but since it did, well, we have all these Christian denominations that exist and are doing a mighty good job and people are culturally and historically attached to them, so why not just let things be? In exchange for being left alone, doctrines and practices that effectively remove all distinctions between the two groups are promoted to the point where such “Protestants” are basically Roman Catholics operating without the pope. Which means that it is then no big deal to go from being a Roman Catholic without a pope to being a Roman Catholic with a pope. That really, honestly is where the trails from the emergent churches and the works – centered purpose driven churches lead: to Rome. 

Positively Protestant

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The Rick Warren Purpose Driven Convention

Posted by Job on May 22, 2008

christianpost.com/article/20080521/32461_Purpose_Driven_Pastors_Tackle_21st_Century_Church_Issues.htm

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The Error Of The Evangelical Manifesto

Posted by Job on May 15, 2008

The “Evangelical Manifesto.”   Last Wednesday, a group of prominent
Evangelicals released the “Evangelical Manifesto: A Declaration of
Evangelical Identity and Public Commitment.”  The Steering Committee
includes: Os Guinness; Timothy George, Dean, Beeson Divinity School, Samford
University; Rich Mouw, President, Fuller Theological Seminary; and Dallas
Willard, Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California.  It has
been signed by apx. 80 “evangelical leaders,” though when a trained eye
looks through the list of signers, it becomes apparent what this document is
really all about.

For those who have been part of the Liveprayer family for a while, you might
remember me mentioning the gutless Dr.Mouw back in December of 2004, who
along with Ravi Zacharias, became pawns used by the Mormons to give them
mainstream credibility.  Here is an excerpt from that 12/07/04 Devotional:
“Mouw preceded Zacharias and amazingly apologized, yes, apologized to the
Mormon crowd of roughly 7,000 stating, ‘We evangelicals have sinned against
you. We have demonized you.’ Since when was exposing the false gospel of the
Mormon cult a sin? That is exactly what we are supposed to do! Also, the
last I checked, those who lead people’s souls into everlasting damnation are
demonic!”

First of all, let me state the obvious.  We already have an “Evangelical
Manifesto,” it is called THE BIBLE and it has the greatest author of all
time…GOD!  The real purpose of this document is to create a shift in power
regarding those who are seen as the Christian leaders of our day and those
who speak for the Christian community.  Many years ago, I had to make some
hard choices.  Do I build a giant ministry organization and preach to the
choir like the rest, putting my voice into the same mix as Falwell,
Robertson, Kennedy, Dobson, Graham, and the others, or follow God’s calling
as a true evangelist and reach out to the lost and hurting souls outside the
four walls of the church, and take on more of a prophetic ministry to reach
this lost world with God’s Truth.  I made the decision to pass on the
comfort, prominence, prestige, and financial security of building another
Christian organization, and chose instead  to give my life reaching the lost
and hurting with the hope of Jesus Christ.

That choice has given me the unique position of being free from the politics
of the “church,” and allowed me to not have to compromise the Truth of the
Bible to keep a “Christian business” going.  Like the prophets in the Old
Testament, I have been in the unique position few are in, to deal with the
issues of the day and in people’s lives without worrying about pleasing men,
only God.  My focus has never had to be about raising money for
infrastructure and operations, only for saving souls.  I have no other
agenda but God’s.  My goals aren’t earthly but heavenly.  My legacy won’t be
in buildings or the temporal things of this world that will one day soon be
gone, but the lives God has used me to impact and the eternal souls of men.

Many of those who put together and signed this document are for the most
part those who I have warned you about in recent years, this emerging group
known as the “Christian left.”  Prominent signers of this murky document are
people like Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, and Rick Warren, Pastor of
Saddleback and author of the Purpose Driven Life.  A major portion of this
document is spent repudiating Christians involved in politics, and seeks to
replace the fight for life, marriage, and family issues, with a focus on
world hunger, AIDs in Africa, and environmental issues.   It also lashes out
at those who have the audacity to go into the public arena and take a stand
for Christ based on the Truth of God’s Word.  The document says evangelicals
have often expressed “truth without love,” helping create a backlash against
religion during a “generation of culture warring.”  The fact is, we have
been intimidated into silence by those who represent satan!

This is the mindset fostered by the “seeker,” “emerging church,” and “church
growth” crowd that for the past 15 years have watered down the Gospel and
set aside the absolutes of the Bible to attract warm bodies.  What they have
done is created a new subculture of “Christians” who might be saved, but
live no different than the world and easily embrace the lies of the false
religions, cults, and New Age teachings that are leading the souls of men to
hell.  This is why you have people like Oprah who claim to be a Christian,
yet promote the lies of every New Age guru that comes down the path.  This
is why you have people like Sen. Barak Hussein Obama who claims to be a
Christian, yet votes continually to slaughter babies and redefine God’s Holy
Institution of Marriage.  This is why you have Christians who think people
in a satanic cult like the Mormons will go to Heaven.  This is why you have
people who call themselves “Christians,” but deny that the Bible is the only
Truth there is!

Add to this the prominence of pastors who are little more than motivational
speakers like Robert Schuller and Joel Osteen who go into the secular media
when they want to sell their latest book, and brag bout never talking about
sin or the social issues of our day and refuse to answer the most simple
question of the faith, whether Jesus is the ONLY way to be saved or not.  So
people read their books, watch their TV programs to “feel good” and become
part of this new subculture of “Christians” who have no concept of basic
theology and embrace lies like “there are many roads that lead to God.

Don’t believe me?  Here is a typical email we get daily:  “I’m a
Metaphysical Christian and a Human being a child of GOD. I was baptized at
Saddleback Church with Rick Warren.  There is a very powerful wonderful
movement of consciousness going on right now obviously the old way is not
working very well. Watch a few Videos on Esther Hicks etc GOD bless you
too!”  What a load of garbage.  Metaphysical Christian???  The “old way” is
not working very well?  The old way being the Bible?  Ester Hicks is one of
the more popular New Age teachers out there today.  I wish you could see the
feed back I get daily from the Daily Devotional, from the TV program, from
my appearances on FOX News, CNN, and from the videos we post on YouTube.
People who call themselves “Christians,” yet reject the Bible as the only
Truth there is, and embrace beliefs that are in complete contradiction to
what the Bible teaches.

How did this happen?  It started with the church.  Forty years ago the
mainline denominations brought in pastors who were from liberal seminaries
and denied the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible.  They quit preaching
the Gospel of Jesus Christ and opted for a social gospel instead.  At the
same time, you had this growing Christian subculture of Christian TV, radio,
and publishing, geared to and marketed to Christians.  Major ministries and
Christian organizations were birthed that generated tens of millions
annually, and for the most part did very little  but preach to the choir and
self perpetuate themselves from one year to the next.

Billions have been raised and squandered on the temporal things of this
world instead of on the work of God.  We have extracted ourselves from the
marketplace, and now not only have the better percentage of two full
generations who have never even been to church, but a new generation of
“Christians” who don’t believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of
God, representing Absolute Truth, and our final authority in all maters.  It
is no wonder our nation is in spiritual freefall and this world we live in
grows darker by the day.  Men of God in days gone by didn’t build great
organizations, they built up men and women to serve the Lord.  They only had
one book, the Bible, and one message, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  They
never compromised the Truth of God’s Word and their only goal was to save
souls!

I love you and care about you so much.  While I agree with 90% of what is in
the “Evangelical Manifesto,” the other 10% makes it a document designed to
give more power and prominence to those in the Christian left,  replace
abortion, marriage, and family issues with issues like world hunger, poverty
and disease, and calls for Christians to be more friendly to non-Christians
by not talking about things like sin and hell in the public.  Just in case
you were wondering, they never contacted me about signing this document.
LOL!!!

I have been warning you for years now about this new and growing group who
make up the Christian left who are now fighting with the old guard on the
Christian right for power and to be the voice of Christians.  The Christian
left waters down the Gospel and lays aside the absolutes of the Bible in
order to attract warm bodies and advance their social agenda, while the
Christian right has been turned into little more than a very lucrative
business that generates hundreds of millions annually around various causes
and is more concerned with power and self preservation than getting actual
results.  This leaves Christians alone to deal with the hurts and pains of
every day life with a very thin foundation to their faith, while the vast
majority of people are living without hope and heading to hell when they
die.

However, there is a remnant, a faithful group of Believers who have not sold
out and whose sole goal is to serve the Lord and see God’s Kingdom advanced.
Praise God for those faithful pastors and ministries that only want to see
the work of the Gospel accomplished as they share the Truth of God’s Word
without compromise and labor to bring the lost to faith in Jesus Christ.
These are the last days my friend.  Jesus is coming at any moment.  There is
no time for playing games.  People are dying and heading to hell every
second.  The focus of all Believers in Jesus Christ has to be on bringing
lost souls to faith in our Lord.  We don’t need an “Evangelical Manifesto,”
we already have one and it is called THE BIBLE!!!

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

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My Main Concern With Barack HUSSEIN Obama: His Victory Would Make Liberation Theology Seem Rick Warren Purpose Driven!

Posted by Job on April 9, 2008

I have heard about the nightmare scenarios about a Barack Obama presidency: the anti – Christ thing, the Muslim thing, the inexperience thing, the far – left thing, etc. and to tell the truth none of them concern me terribly much. Allowing them to do so would require my dismissing from consideration the things that some of our past presidents – and our current one! – have done, or pretending that I find John McCain or Hillary Clinton in any way more to my liking. On the last point in particular, let me tell you that in their own way, each of them is immensely dangerous to the interests of Christianity!

But speaking of Christianity, do not mistake this as a statement that Barack HUSSEIN Obama is the one most worthy of opposition, for I legitimately feel that such is the case. Still, in Christian terms, there is one aspect of an Obama presidency that I find extremely worrisome: the potential that his presidency would lead to a mainstream acceptance of liberation theology. Perhaps not the radical and separatist version espoused by Jeremiah Wright and James Cone, but definitely a more commercialized, homogenized, domesticated, works – centered (PURPOSE DRIVEN?) version of it.

Now as you may know, liberation theology was given to the world by the Roman Catholic Church after the Second Vatican Council. For a time there was a chance of it becoming very influential to mainstream Catholic and Protestant Christianity, but the doctrine suffered a major setback when the very Roman Catholic Church that birthed it began opposing it in a major way in the 1980s. But were Barack Obama to win the White House, there is the potential that this system could again assert itself.

You see, many may underestimate what electing a black President would mean to America’s black citizens. It is not that blacks feel that Barack Obama would enact a raft of laws and policies favoring blacks. Rather, it would be a major symbolic victory, a sign that America is turning its back on its racist past and ready to accept a fairer future. It would signal that at long last, blacks are fully recognized and accepted as equals – as Americans – by a nation that in every way imaginable denied conceding such. You think this to be foolish? Well consider this: we are less than 25 years removed from blacks being regularly featured on television commercials. That occurrence coincided right about the time of the celebrity of Michael Jordan and the success of “The Cosby Show.” Many companies feared that featuring blacks in their commercials would result in white consumers shunning their products! And yes, it has been less than 15 years since blacks began to regularly play quarterback in the NFL. When asked about the controversy in the early 1990s, NFL head coach Jimmy Johnson stated on Fox Sports that a lot of coaches regarded blacks as not being smart enough to read NFL defenses. This trivia may seem to be just that, but it is evidence of how racism so deeply permeated and tainted everything in American life, even the trivial, and it explains why people that are black like me are capable of getting so worked up over things that appear to be so small! But to so many blacks, the election of Obama would signal that the long nightmare of being second – class citizens is about to end.

This is not to say, of course, that all or even most of these people are obsessed with racial victimization. Quite the contrary, conservative views on race such as those espoused by Bill Cosby are much more popular in the black community than is let on. Many blacks are very much concerned about the cultural problems in the black community: crime, illegitimacy, educational failure, etc. It is just that we are unwilling to discuss them in response to the baiting of conservative racists (who can be of any race) that wield these issues not intending to contribute towards solving them, but rather to use them to justify racism (including but certainly not limited to their own). But in Barack and Michelle Obama, such blacks see hope in that respect as well: Harvard Law School graduates, married, and parents of two daughters. Even Barack Obama’s drug use makes him only a more practical role model in the eyes of those who found the aforementioned Cosby Show “too perfect” and “evading the real problems of the black community”, sort of the ideal anti – hero for our cynical postmodern times. So yes, blacks would look to the Obamas as role models for themselves and the black community, and Barack Obama in particular to serve this role for the very troubled black male.

So were Obama to fulfill these dreams for black America, everything that took Obama to the mountaintop, that got him to that brass ring, that he used to bring to fruition the wildest fantasies of the descendants of slaves, would become absorbed into the shared collective black experience. And a great part of Obama’s everything is, of course, none other than Jeremiah Wright. Jeremiah Wright’s theology, doctrines, sermons, mentoring, etc. (the media is not shy about calling Wright Obama’s “father figure”) will all become a major part of the narrative of how a confused biracial young man went on to become the first black President. And of course, scores of black people will want to apply what worked so well for Barack Obama into their own communities, their own churches, and their own lives.

Let me say two things about this. First, it is the American way! All Americans of all races have been assimilating the traits of successful people, of leaders, into their own being since this country was founded. And yes, the cult of personality has always been very much a factor in American religious life. Second, with respect to the black community in general, there is already precedent. Who is unaware of the huge impact on black religious life that one Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had? Well, as important as Dr. King is to black America, King never became president (a fact that Hillary Clinton, for reasons that made no sense unless she was TRYING to lose the race, taunted supporters of Obama and King with back in January during the very week of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday … let me point out by the way that if Hillary Clinton and the Republicans in nominating McCain – a fellow that most Republicans don’t even LIKE – are giving Obama every possible shot at victory). So then, the effect of Obama on the black religious landscape might even exceed that of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s!

But that is just American blacks, right? Wrong. There has been a provincial, chauvinistic even, tendency among blacks to overstate this, but American blacks are quite often trendsetters. American blacks set trends for blacks in other regions: Africa, Latin America, etc. Now liberation theology is already more of a factor in those regions than in America, so Obama’s election would give the advocates of that belief system in those areas precisely what they need (and that speaks nothing of the Hispanic, Asian, and white adherents of it). And yes, blacks do set trends for whites in America. American whites, in turn, set trends for white people elsewhere in the world. So world, liberation theology brought to you by Barack Hussein Obama. What, Obama is a Muslim? Well, what better belief system for the secular moderate Muslims to buy into? And the secular moderate Hindus? Buddhists? People that are just, well, secular and moderate? And so on …

Again, a key component to remember is that it will NOT be the same liberation theology as advocated by David Cone and Jeremiah Wright. As a matter of fact, not even the black nationalism or Afrocentrism portion of the messages of Cone and Wright will be overly offensive in time. After all, the current image of Martin Luther King, Jr. is nothing like the man with exceptionally radical views and confrontational methods that actually lived. Does anyone remember that Muhammad Ali was once a member of the Nation of Islam? Nope. And even Malcolm X had his black history month commemorative soda cups sold by McDonald’s! The same will be done with liberation theology. It will be packaged and sold like a commercial product just like everything else in America, and when that happens, it may just find a nation – a globe! – of willing consumers in our churches just waiting to devour it. And why not? In their determined zeal to run away from the true Jesus Christ of the Bible, the cross, and the empty tomb, has not Christianity shown itself more than willing to devour everything else? This, people, is no different, and when you consider a great many of the other falsities ingested into popular Christianity over the ages, liberation theology, black or otherwise, is not so radical after all. Is it?

The Three Step Salvation Plan

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The Brain Of A Typical False Preacher!

Posted by Job on March 29, 2008

This may seem harsh, but it is utterly Biblical! I have “adapted” this from Spiritual Pathways Ministries, who used it to refer to a specific false preacher, but when you realize how the Bible describes the depravity of false preachers and their followers,  the shoe fits them all, so I am going to make them all wear it!

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The specific areas in mind are:

ATTENTION SPAN: If you will notice that cranial area is small. That is the attention they pay to what the Bible actually says, and also the attention that they pay to the words and example of Christians that are actually trying to understand and obey the Bible. Another more medical term for it is lip service and false preachers have plenty of lip.

AVOID PERSONAL QUESTIONS AT ALL COST AREA: This part of the false preacher’s brain functioning is on full alert as they avoids personal questions and accountability to the Bible like the plague. Plague albeit is a good term for their peaching style.

LAME EXCUSES GLAND: This gland is in full operation daily for false preachers (and their followers) as they attempts to justify all sorts of crazy things which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt as to perverted their brain really are and what low energy flow they have. How they (and their supporters) justifies their false doctrines and evil actions  and then peddles it to the world is beyond me.

DANGEROUS PURSUITS AREA: This area of false preacher and follower – or to some vernacular favored by some the pulpit pimp and the sheeple – provides evidence for crazy behavior. The reckless abandon of common sense is evident to all who know the Bible (and even those that have some general idea of morality and propriety by way of God’s common grace) and brain surgery may allow them to lessen their reign of terror upon people.

SEX, SEX: Modern day Christians that defile themselves with the doctrines of Baal, Belial, Jezebel, etc. by following false preachers are known for their shockingly carnal mindset and actions. Is there any wonder why rates of adultery, abortion, divorce, etc. are as high among churchgoers as they are among the regular population? Further, popular preachers and Chri$tian entertainer$ are now routinely selling sexuality for fame and profit: see our series sex sells especially in the church for only part of it! Another ministry as a Christian Erotica section that talks about it even more.

I am sure you will agree that the functioning of the false preacher and false preacher disciple brain explains a lot. Whatever it lacks I’m quite sure that the Lame Excuses Gland will make up for it in abundance. I suppose I could sum up by labeling all this Cranial Crapola. All this comes about by having a reprobate mind (Romans 1:28) to do all those things that are not fitting. It should also be noted that it was God who gave them over to this reprobate mind. For the longest time the brains of – again to use the common vernacular – pulpit pimps and their sheeple have “Become futile in his thoughts and his foolish heart was darkened” Romans 1:21.

Yes, I’m afraid that false preachers and their followers do need some brain surgery to remove many unnecessary functions. I pity the poor surgeon that has to do that task.

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Sex Sells Especially In The Church: Tampa’s The Relevant Church Teaching People To Defile The Bedroom

Posted by Job on February 15, 2008

MyFox Tampa Bay | Pastor issues sex challenge

TAMPA A pastor has a new challenge for his parishioners. It involves sex – a subject that may be taboo in many congregations. The Relevant Church in Tampa’s Ybor City has issued a 30-day sex challenge. “It’s going to be tempting and awkward at the same time for sure,” said parishioner Brent Cayson.

Single men and women can’t have sex for 30 days, and married couples are urged to have it every day. (First of all, if single people in your church are having sex, they need to be disciplined for the sin of fornication and put out if they refuse to repent and change. See 1 Corinthians 5:1-6. Second, preachers are not supposed to dictate the sex practices of married men and women in his congregation. That is what cults such as the one run by R.G. “Brother” Stair do see link and see link.)

“If you look at studies, studies say in 30 days you can develop a habit,” said Pastor Paul Wirth.” (Another guy who puts more faith in “psychological studies” than the Bible. Instead of trying to bewitch people with psychiatry to obey rules according to the flesh – legalism – how about preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ so that they may hear, repent of their sins, and experience rebirth so that the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit can enable them to resist sin? The latter is Godly living that God smiles upon as an acceptable sacrifice made through faith like Abel, the former is self – persecution of works that God frowns upon like Cain, see Hebrews 11:4!) It definitely caught wives in the church by surprise. “Our married people are far more fearful than our single people,” said Wirth. “Sex is about more than intercourse and that’s what we’re trying to tell people,” said church member Jarret Haas.

Wirth has found biblical references that he says suggest Jesus disapproved of pre-marital sex and promoted sex in marriage. (When? Yesterday? Last week?) So, he believes people connect to God through life-long commitment. (Jesus Christ and the gospel of Him crucified and resurrected is the only way to God. So your message of a lifelong commitment to God is either committing to a God other than the One of the Bible or is deeply flawed with doctrinal impurity.) That’s why he tells his single followers to abstain, and his married followers to indulge. Wirth is a former Baptist. He founded his non-denominational ministry three years ago. (Obviously three years before finding out what the Bible says about how to run a church. See When? Yesterday? Last week? above.) And he markets his church by tackling unusual or controversial topics. (It will get you more fame, money, and power than by giving people the gospel of Jesus Christ slain and risen, I have to admit that! But it will also take those who preach and follow it straight to gehenna, the lake of fire.)

This is an entry for A Little Leaven’s Graveyard of Relevance if there ever was one. Or then again, maybe it is an entry for their Christian Erotica section! Look people, the whole notion that the church has to become “relevant” on sexuality or anything else is just an excuse to get church people to approve of vulgarity and sin. The original “Christians need to start facing reality and talk about sex” came when God – hating groups in the late 1980s decided that they could exploit AIDS by using it to promote gay rights and sexual libertinism. Even this, however, was building on the decades – long strategy of exploiting the rising teen pregnancy – and sexually transmitted disease – rates of promoting sexual libertinism in public schools using sex education classes. So these people began demanding that churches offer sex education classes and do other things such as hand out condoms to 12 year olds as well. Of course, promoting and supporting fornication in that manner meant having to discard what the Bible said about sexual sin, first with heterosexual fornication, then with homosexuality. Then came along the notion that continuing to teach what the Bible said about sexual sin was “irrelevant” to the problems of the black community. The church had to stop preaching obedience to Jesus Christ in all matters and start promoting “safe fornication” to prevent AIDS and illegitimacy. If you recall, those were the first “faith – based programs”, politically conservative Christians. Or have you forgotten the Bill Clinton era, who co – opted the black church to push his socially liberal agenda long before John Ashcroft put the charitable choice provision in the 1996 welfare reform bill that Bill Clinton signed, the same charitable choice provision that has been expanded by President Bush and by Democratic and Republican governors all over this nation to give tax money – and along with it coercive government regulations! – to Christian organizations, most of them Roman Catholic? It will soon grow into a leviathan system that will crush Christian organizations that refuse to do business with the relationship between Vatican and state because they will not be able to compete financially with the resources of both Rome and the taxpayers. This is already happening with a lot of Christian daycares in my own state of Georgia that are having extreme difficulty competing with the lower prices and the state seal of approval offered by the state – funded daycare system (implemented by “conservative Democrat” Zell Miller and now presided over by evangelical conservative Republican Sonny Perdue) that will pave the way for the universal preschool system to be implemented either by Hillary Clinton or Barack HUSSEIN Obama (it really does not matter which).

But before the right began to use this idea to promote evangelical churches being turned into government social welfare offices, Bill Clinton was using inner city black churches for midnight basketball, and yes to pass out condoms and drug needles in pilot programs administered by the likes of David Satcher and Jocelyn Elders. See where the demand for Purpose Driven apostate churches “relevant” to the world that has rejected Jesus Christ is going to lead, people? That is why it is better to have churches that are relevant to God by teaching its people to obey the Bible.

Back to the universal preschool thing, I can predict how it is going to go. Hillary (or B. Hussein Obama) are going to promote it as a complete government entity, an extension of Head Start as part of public schools. “Conservatives” are going to demand that it be a “public – private” affair. The result will be a universal voucher system for preschools, most of whom will be run by church groups, and most of those will be Roman Catholic. That will then give the political impetus to remove the Blaine amendments enacted to protect us from merging church and state. Yes, they were enacted after large numbers of Roman Catholics moved to America, BUT THAT IS BECAUSE BEFORE THE LARGE SCALE ROMAN CATHOLIC IMMIGRATION THEY WEREN’T NEEDED BECAUSE THE OVERWHELMINGLY PROTESTANT NATION AT THE TIME HAD NO INTEREST IN MERGING CHURCH AND STATE! WHY? BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO FOUNDED THIS NATION IN THE FIRST PLACE WERE FLEEING PERSECUTION AT THE HANDS OF THE STATE CHURCHES! You may have heard George W. Bush, who is not a Christian, speak of “Pell grants for K – 12” in his state of the union address (the previous “school voucher” and “opportunity scholarship” language having failed). The Roman Catholics on the neoconservative blogs and websites were loving that one, as were the not a few Jews (not all of whom are conservative) who want to use taxpayer money to financially support their own day schools. Again, if you want a “relevant” church, this is what it leads to … everything else but the gospel and mission of Jesus Christ.

Update from A Little Leaven: THEY HAVE A YOUTUBE VIDEO!

Relevant Church Website

1Cor. 2:1 And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

Further Resources from A Little Leaven …

1. Christless Christianity & The American Captivity of the Church – Part 1

2. Christless Christianity & The American Captivity of the Church – Part 2

3. Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton

4. Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures, by Dennis Johnson

5. Why I’m Not a Purpose-Driven Pastor

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Mormon Mitt Romney Is Rick Warren Appreciator!

Posted by Job on February 7, 2008

You see folks, that is what false Christianity that does not have Jesus Christ at its center – or does not accurately represent who Jesus Christ is, which is to quote Thomas “Our LORD and our GOD” – results in: a meaningless false faith whose language can be co – opted by any apostate heretic to use for his own ends. Christians who like to shy away from things like sovereignty, judgment, and blood redemption because they are considered barbarous by the world and instead like to speak of your “faith” using abstractions, platitudes, and generalities remember this: Adolph Hitler espoused Christian family values too. The link below contains this quote from Romney:

Americans love God, and those who don’t have faith , typically
believe in something greater than themselves – a ‘Purpose Driven Life.’

The Christianity that we are called to speak of and live should be that which neither the Mitt Romneys nor the Mike Huckabees can co – opt for their own purposes. The best part is, though, that Romney seems to be stating that what passes for popular Christian faith today is actually no faith at all. Whether you are a values Christian, a oneness Christian, a cultural Christian, a New Age spirituality Christian, an emergent Christian, a prosperity/Word of Faith Christian, it is all the same: lukewarm worldliness. Well on judgment day, Jesus Christ is going to spue you out of His mouth and into the lake of fire, which trust me will not be lukewarm.

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