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The 9-11-01 Wake Up Call

I have read several posts and posters concerning 9-11-01 compelling us not to forget. But exactly what is it that we are not to forget? That Muslims attacked our nation? That they cowardly murdered many people? That we finally realized the United States and Israel are the two most hated nations in the world? Should we remember how all factions briefly came together in a show of patriotism?

I remember the interfaith memorial service in Yankee Stadium (“Prayer for America”) led by Roman Catholics, Hindus, Jewish, Sikh, Muslims, ultra-liberal National Council of Churches, hooded representatives of evil religion, and other apostates, and flagrant wicked individuals. Huffington Post declares it was the event where New Age proponent Oprah Winfrey became “America’s pastor.” Bette Midler and several other worldlings performed. The name of Allah was mentioned often, but I’m not certain that Jesus was mentioned once.

I remember what I felt and thought as I watched that event. I felt a deep sadness for our nation—not only because of the loss of life but because of the rejection of God’s identity and purpose for mankind. I thought, “What a tragedy that at the moment when our nation should have turned to God, they decided to honor Satan by parading his evil representatives as beacons of hope.” Continue reading

I Reject Dr. Michael Brown’s Tepid Mea Culpa. (op-ed)

So, Dr. Michael Brown writes in a source of spiritual contamination, Charisma Magazine, that its time to make some changes in how Charismania’s leadership handles sexual scandals.  In such a Movement with completely unaccountable leadership, it will be decades before they even get some rules that they all agree to. How much longer will it take before they have a committee that can deal with each issue? Would not a famed one simply says, “God’s handling it—back off”?

Additionally, I must ask the question, “Why now?” I mean, now that Christianity is in full-blown apostasy due in great part to the Charismatic Movement (and Charisma Magazine), isn’t it a bit late to begin installing safety measures? And who among Dr. Brown and his ilk are qualified to head up this “noble” project since they are all guilty of bringing it to this point?

The fact is that if it were not for the “tolerance” and “never-speak-anything-negative” and “anything is accepted” policies that continue to be enforced to this day, the Movement would have dissolved long ago and its many wolves would have faded into the darkness from whence they came.

So to come out now as an icon of integrity denouncing the lack of oversight, and chiding God’s people concerning their outrage, is supercilious and arrogant. Furthermore, Dr. Brown tries to wash himself of guilt in the matter e.g., “I have not supported him being in ministry since his divorce and remarriage in 2008, and “I am on public record to that effect, I have no connection of any kind to Todd and his ministry. I also disagreed publicly with the way other leaders handled things…” (Honestly! I mean it!)  Continue reading

Don’t Let Satan Trick You Into Wasting Your Oil

Many genuine Believers are frustrated. I read a long statement yesterday by a friend that stirred my heart deeply because I can truly empathize. After much time and effort trying to convince deceived people that they have fallen into a snare of heresy, my friend is ready to give up, completely avoid social media, and any other contact with deceived professing Christians.

Oh, how many of God’s Remnant can relate! Even if one’s experience is only with people in their community, church fellowship, or family, it remains very stressful and demanding to communicate truth to the ones mired in heresy. I have had that experience often. It always leaves me drained emotionally and physically.

Once as an evangelist I was in a pastor’s house with my family in bed asleep. His wife mentioned admiring Kenneth Hagin, the teacher who plagiarized E. W. Kenyon and introduced the WOF doctrine into Christianity. I responded with the truth that he was a heretic and his doctrine was causing very serious problems in Christianity. She instantly responded with anger that escalated to hysterical rage. I was trapped in her kitchen until after midnight explaining to her why Hagin’s doctrine was heresy and ensuring her loud and shrill ad hominem. She completely rejected everything that I said. Continue reading

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