Our friends at Herescope and the Berean Examiner have posted an article that shows how far many including the Southern Baptist Convention (represented by Convention President Ronnie Floyd) have gone forgetting what the Reformation was about.
WITNESSING THE APOSTASY
Amy Spreeman, writing for the Berean Examiner, reported the big news—along with a full list of other noteworthy participants—in June:
Today it was announced that Pope Francis would deliver a video message to help unite Christians in the “Next Great Awakening” at Together 2016,joining in the ecumaniacal gathering. Together 2016, also known as The Reset Movement, bringing together different religions in an effort to erase the lines of doctrinal divisions.
Nick Hall, the founder of PULSE, a prayer and evangelism movement to empower the church and awaken the culture to Jesus, says adding the Pope to the lineup is the best news yet.
“We are humbled and honored by his involvement and are eager to share his message with the crowd that gathers at Together 2016,” Hall said in a statement, reacting to the announcement that the pope has added his name to the list of speakers. “That His Holiness would choose to speak into this historic day is a testament to the urgency and the need for followers of Jesus to unite in prayer for our nation and our world.”
“Hall is the college pastor who came up with the idea of uniting pastors and Christian leaders from all denominational backgrounds to join 1 million people at the free event “in hopes of inspiring true revival in the America.””
“This so-called revival is bringing Assemblies of God Supt. George O. Wood and Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd together to link arms in spiritual unity with the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America, Grace Communion International (formerly the Armstrongism Worldwide Church of God), and a host of familiar Chrislebrities including Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Francis Chan, Lecrae, Nick Hall, Passion, Crowder, Kirk Franklin, Ravi Zacharias, Jeremy Camp, Bob Lenz, Andy Mineo, Michael W. Smith, Lauren Daigle, Christine Caine, Mark Batterson, Matthew West,Jo Saxton, Mike Kelsey, Casting Crowns, John K. Jenkins Sr., Josh McDowell, Laurel Bunker, Luis Palau, Tedashii, Tasha Cobbs, Lacey Sturm, York Moore, Trip Lee, Samuel Rodriguez, Ronnie Floyd, Reid Saunders, Jose Zayas, Jennie Allen, Nabeel Qureshi, Ann Voskamp, KB, Christine D’Clario, Matt Maher, Sammy Wanyonyi, Lindsey Nobles, Amena Brown, and Josh Brewer.[bold added] ”
Since the days of Promise Keepers I do not recall such a large group of heretics/false teachers getting together… glad to say the heat of summer shut this nonsense down.
My Good Friends at Berean Research shared an article warning about the teachings of ‘Pastrix’ Christine Caine and correctly stating she is one Bible Believing Christians must avoid. I feel it is vital to share this as I see some Christian leaders embracing or at least endorsing this false teacher, and others like her as in the picture below with Caine on the left of heretic Joyce Meyer and the Osteens below… if your church is promoting her teachings and those shown – run before these wolves devour any semblance of sound doctrine you are holding on too!
Six reasons not to follow Christine Caine – Link to Berean Research
Here is a bit more history and Biblical truth relating to this, Pastrix Caine has been a speaker at Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church “Code Orange Revival” speaker Christine Caine as a speaker who has her own church (female pastors unbiblical), and she is one who loves to bash the orthodox Christian music with comments as, “…some are still singing Noah’s greatest hits…” during her Code Orange even referred to her Hill Song counterparts famous song, “Shout to the Lord” as old music pushing for the same sort of “revival” through teachers such as Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Video Church. Caine uses words (connotations) comparable to the “Name it and Claim it” prosperity teachings along with those like Kenneth Copeland and Creflo Dollar to name a couple.
In my opinion Pastrix Caine is a living example of 2 Timothy 4:3-4 scratching those itching ears! Then in closing this quote sums up what is occurring in many churches today,
Charles Spurgeon warned in his day that, “When the old faith is gone, and enthusiasm for the gospel is extinct, it is no wonder that people seek something else in the way of delight. Lacking bread, they feed on ashes; rejecting the way of the Lord, they run greedily in the path of folly” (As quoted in Ashamed of the Gospel, p. 67).
Three years ago I posted the article from my wife Kathy, “No One Will Be “Left Behind”…But You Will Be Separated!” what follows is a complete revision in our new page, “Is God’s Word Taking a Back Seat to Scofield’s?” Kathy has refined the thoughts from the first article and has worked hard to put a sharper point on what is needing to be said about today’s so called ‘rapture’ theology.
Kathy has spent many an hour praying and searching the scriptures for understanding and where there was question, she came to me for clarification and assistance in editing. It is a study we both continue to grow in excitement as each question is answered. I fully support and agree with everything contained herein and believe you to can be edified by having a deeper, and more importantly, clearer understanding on this topic.
There continues to be an increase of discussion from several mediums surrounding eschatology. Each one claims to have all the answers but the one shouting the loudest at least here in the United States are those pointing to an imminent rapture of the saints, escaping a coming seven-year tribulation. As I have said previously, while Independent Fundamental Baptists have a great deal right, what we have learned throws a stick in the spokes of the wheel – that should not be ignored!
As my readers are aware, I have not ignored sin in the camp of Independent Fundamental Baptists (or ones so-called). Some who claim to be IFB are/were comparable to the emerging church’s liars, false teachers and false prophets, so we started on a trek to learn and question what we believe and why. Following the path of scripture, its timeline, being very conscious to avoid cherry picking verses, and paying closer attention to the beginnings of where and when doctrines were taught we came to the conclusions spelled out in this commentary.
Of related note, the man called the prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon has 53 different references of his using the word “rapture” or a form of it in all sermons I can find. I often quote Pastor Spurgeon (1834-92), because I know he was a man of great recognition in conservative and fundamental circles of Christianity (Bio here). The point? Words do mean something, in not one of the references in Spurgeon’s published sermons is there a hint of “rapture” meaning some sort of escape from persecution and trials. If the rapture was such an important and popular doctrine why is there not one reference to it from Spurgeon? (More on Spurgeon’s eschatology) Our studies required us to step back from what we have been taught, putting it under the same scrutiny of scripture as we done with other doctrines. We realize what we share here may not go over well with many who we call friend and brother/sister in Christ. Reader, are you willing to face the refiner’s fire? If you are one who believes the doctrine of the ‘rapture’ please approach it with the attitude that the truth never fears examination!
“Why, the lame among you would, at the joy of His appearance, leap like a hart and even the dumb might sing for joy! The Presence of the Master! What rapture! Come quickly! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!” (Spurgeon, 1864)
“To be embraced by those Divine arms—rapture begins at the very mention of it!”
These quotes and others are what the word ‘rapture’ should mean to the Christian! May you find the joy and peace of mind we have found through the simplicity of God’s Word without all the confusing and complex teachings of prophecy taught today!
Is God’s Word Taking a Back Seat to Scofield’s?
John A. Beardsley III
2 Cor 10:5 / 1 Pe 1:22
2 Corinthians 4:2
“But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”
Time for North Carolina to announce new opportunities for conservative traditional family oriented/supporting businesses!
Simple personal thought from me for this dark time but one glimmer of light with North Carolina taking the LGBTQ lobby to task. NOW IS THE TIME for North Carolina to announce new opportunities for conservative traditional family oriented/supporting businesses!
I believe some opportunities must exist due to the numerous cancellations by the Left Wing Nuts along with businesses that support or caved in to the LGBTQ lobbyists with their lies leaving NC or no longer doing business in NC!
To our NC leaders – don’t back down and cave in to the LGBTQ and whatever crowd with their lies! Stand for what is right and do not be a wimp!
– Maybe, just maybe they have done North Carolina (my home) a big favor!!!
For more information on the lies we are facing some of these articles may help with you taking a stand:
- July 14, 2013 The Intolerance of the Tolerant: Massachusetts Pastor Receives Angry Backlash for Article Calling Homosexuality Sin – Do Not Be Surprised
- April 9, 2016 Where the Transgender War Will Take Us – Uterus Transplants into Men!?
- November 8, 2015 The Transgender War on Everything – from Culture Watch
- November 6, 2015 LGBT – Choice or Genes? – By Defending. Contending.
- June 29, 2013 Beyond Same-Sex Marriage A Dangerous Precedent Has Been Set by SCOTUS!
You just cannot make this stuff up! Guess there are really mad scientists out there!!!
Uterus Transplant Surgery Could Help Trans Women To Become Pregnant From Huffington Post UK 11/24/15
For more on where this is heading read this:
“But at the same time we are being told with utter assurance that gender is fluid, a social construct, and can be changed at will. Um, so why is it that a person can be heterosexual today, bisexual tomorrow, transgender the next day, transvestite the following day, and so on, but the homosexual condition is set in concrete and unalterable?
Berger, who is a consulting psychiatrist in Toronto and whose list of credentials establishes him as an expert in the field of mental illness, stated that people who identify themselves as “transgendered” are mentally ill or simply unhappy, and pointed out that hormone therapy and surgery are not appropriate treatments for psychosis or unhappiness.
“‘Transgendered’ are people who claim that they really are or wish to be people of the sex opposite to which they were born, or to which their chromosomal configuration attests,” Dr. Berger stated. “Sometimes, some of these people have claimed that they are ‘a woman trapped in a man’s body’ or alternatively ‘a man trapped in a woman’s body’.”
“The medical treatment of delusions, psychosis or emotional happiness is not surgery,” Dr. Berger stated.
He explained that cosmetic surgery will not change the chromosomes of a human being in that it will not make a man become a woman, capable of menstruating, ovulating, and having children, nor will it make a woman into a man, capable of generating sperm that can unite with an egg or ovum from a woman and fertilize that egg to produce a human child.”
If you wanted to know the connection between the so-called “Force” of Star Wars to the mystical “Ki” used in all the martial arts here are a bunch of reasons NOT to have you or your kids involved and to protect them from these Satanic things!
In Herescope’s latest article on March 23rd, 2016, MAINSTREAMING THE MYSTIC FORCE Part 1 Star Wars Awakens should cause enough alarm for ANY discerning parent who is trying to follow scriptures to quickly distance themselves from anything, Star Wars to Kung Fu Panda! Add to that the love for American movie stars like Chuck Norris who while is called a Christian to date he has NEVER recanted his documented connections to the false teachings of Eastern mysticism and worse.
But like a bad infomercial ‘But wait there is more!’ Whether you are talking about any Martial Arts such as Karate, other things like Yoga and/or various meditation these are all inexorably linked to Eastern religions! You cannot Christianize these things and any attempts to do so are equally dangerous and all under the condemnation of Biblical teachings! Or did you forget we serve a JEALOUS God!? There is no such thing as Biblical “Christian-Karate,” “Christian-Yoga” or anything resembling a “Christian-Force” so beware of anyone telling you different and start reading your Bibles!
Link to article on Herescope and more courtesy our friends there and other articles on our old Biblical Discernment Ministries site.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 “(For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
Hope this helps some of you! – John Beardsley