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#0601sva -What Does Joyce Meyer Teach? Part Two


It is absolutely necessary that we Christians use biblical discernment when supporting any preacher and/or teacher of the gospel.  It is irrelevant whether or not we like the person, think the person is a good speaker, or if the person says things that are uplifting.

Instead, we must be as noble as the Bereans:

  • Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily, to see whether these things were so.”  Acts 17:11
  • “Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sake  that in us you might learn not to exceed what is written, in order that no one of you might become arrogant in behalf of one against the other”  1 Cor. 4:6

If the Bible says that even Paul was checked by Scripture, and that we are not to exceed Scripture’s teaching, then aren’t we obligated to judge what Mrs. Meyer says against the Word of God?  Of course we are.  It is not enough to just believe what she says, no matter how good the words are or how well she presents them. Let’s not be taken in by a public figure who is confident, assertive, and appears to be biblical.  Our duties as Christians include biblical discernment—-which can only be done by examining what she says and comparing it with Scripture.

Here is some of Joyce Meyer’s teaching (continued from Part One): 

  • If you don’t believe Jesus went to Hell, you cannot be saved:  “His spirit went to Hell because that is where we deserve to go.  There is not hope of anyone going to heaven unless they believe this truth.” (The Most Important Decision You’ll Ever Make, by Joyce Meyer, second printing, May 1993, page 37).
  • Response: This is an amazingly bad statement on her part.  She is saying that you cannot be saved from your sins unless you believe that Jesus went to Hell where we deserve to go.  This is a modification of the Gospel message that saves, as is found in 1 Cor. 15:1-4 that states it is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.  Nowhere in Scripture are we told to believe that Jesus suffered for us in Hell or that he went there, where we deserve to go.  This is very wrong and is heretical.

 

  • We are called little gods:  “I was listening to a set of tapes by one man and he explained it like this. . .this kind of gets the point across. . . he said why do people have such a fit about God calling his creation, his creation, his man not his whole creation, but this man, little gods?  If  he’s God what’s he going to call them but the God kind?  I mean, if you as a human being have a baby you call it a human kind.  If cattle has another cattle they call it cattle kind. I mean what is God supposed to call ‘em?  Doesn’t the Bible say we are created in his image?  Now you understand I am not saying you are god with a capital G.  That is not the issue here so don’t go trying to stone me or yell blasphemy at me. The Bible says right here in John 10:34. . . ‘and Jesus answered is it not written in your law I say we are gods.’”  So men are called God’s by the law. . .” (Joyce Meyer)
  • Response: In the above video clip,  she goes on to quote John 10:34 where Jesus says to the Pharisees “you are gods,” which is a quote from Psalm 82:6 which is an imprecatory Psalm of condemnation for the unrighteous judges.  Psalm 82:7 says, nevertheless you will die like men.  She then turned to Psalm 82 and went through it.  The video stopped so I do not know what she would have said about the next, all important verse.
  • Joyce Meyer said she is not a sinner:  “I am not poor.  I am not miserable and I am not a sinner.  That is a lie from the pit of Hell.  That is what I were and if I still was then Jesus died in vain.  I’m going to tell you something folks.  I didn’t stop sinning until I finally got it through my thick head I wasn’t a sinner anymore.  And the religious world thinks that’s heresy and they want to hang you for it.  But the Bible says that I am righteous and I can’t be righteous and be a sinner at the same time.”
  • Response:  Mrs. Meyer needs a lesson in basic Bible. 1 John 1:8 says, “if we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. ”  Notice that John the apostle says “we.”  He is including himself with sinners.  Also Paul said in Romans 7:19-20, “For the good that I wish, I do not do; but I practice the very evil that I do not wish.  but I am doing the very thing I do not wish, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. . . Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?”  Mrs. Meyer fails to recognize her own sinfulness, and so mistakenly denies her own sinfulness.  I can only conclude that this false teaching comes from pride and because it certainly isn’t biblical.
  • The hosts of Hell were literally on Jesus and were laughing:  “They were having the biggest party that had ever been had.  They had my Jesus in the floor and they were standing on his back jumping up and down laughing.”  And he become sin.  Don’t you think that God was pacing, wanting to put a stop to what was going on?  All the hosts of Hell were upon him.  Upon him.  Up on him.  The angels were in agony.  All the creation is groaning.  All the hosts of Hell were upon him.  Up on  him.  They got on him.  They got him down in the floor and got on him and they were laughing and mocking.  Ha ha ha.  You trusted God and look where you ended up.  You thought he’d save you and get you off that cross.  He didn’t, ha ha ha.”  
  • Response:  Where did she get this — In the sacred Book of Joycemeyeronomy?  It is certainly not in the Bible, and yet she has no problem teaching it as an authoritative truth.  Does she not know that the Bible says not to exceed what is written (1 Cor. 4:6)?  Yet, she has done exactly this.  she is in grave error and has violated God’s Word that says that Jesus bore our sins in his body on the cross (1 Peter 2:24) and finished the atonement on the cross (1 John 19:30) —not in Hell at the hands of demons!!  There is no way demons were literally standing “on” Jesus.  Meyer is in gross error!!!
  • Joyce Meyer get revelation knowledge:  ” The Bible can’t even find any way to explain this.  Not really, that is why you have got to get it by revelation.  There are no words to explain what I am telling you. I have got to trust God that he is putting into your spirit like he put it into mine.” 
  • Response:  Revelation knowledge?  Is she on par with the apostles who received revelation knowledge from God himself?  Or how about the Old Testament prophets?  Does she, like them, also receive revelation knowledge from God?  If, so how would we know if it were true or not?  The answer is simple:  we test what she says against Scripture, and it is obvious that she is getting a lot of things from somewhere else that contradict the Word of God.

—excerpted from Matt Slick, President of the Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry, CARM

#0600sva – What Does Joyce Meyer Teach? Part One


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For the most part, Joyce Meyer preaches a positive, biblical message that is of great value to many people.  We applaud her desire to be biblical, to point women to godly submission and humility, to trusting God, being loving, to have value based in what Christ has done for us, etc.  These are all good.  However, there are some very significant errors that need to be addressed.  Some of them are so bad that she is outside the biblical orthodoxy and must be considered a false teacher.  Let’s take a look at what Joyce Meyer has said.

Following is a list of quotes from Joyce Meyer, along with responses:

  • Jesus stopped being the Son of God:  “He could have helped himself up until the point where he said I commend my spirit into your hands, at that point he couldn’t do nothing for himself anymore.  He had become sin, he was no longer the Son of God.  He was sin.  
  • Response:  This is heresy.  Jesus did not ever stop becoming the Son of God.  Essentially what she is saying is that Jesus stopped being divine, the eternal Son, second person of the Trinity.  This is an attack on the very nature of Christ and it is a dangerous false teaching.  Joyce Meyer needs to repent and retract this statement.  There is no place in Scripture that says Jesus stopped being the Son of God.  She’s adding to the Word of God and placing in the hearts and minds of listeners false doctrine.
  • Jesus was born again:  “The minute that blood sacrifice was accepted Jesus was the first human being that was ever born again.”
  • Response:   Being born again means to be saved from the wrath of God for a person’s sins (Eph. 2:1-3), to have a new birth (John 3:3), and  to be regenerated (2 Cor. 5:17).  Mrs. Meyer  is simply wrong biblically.  Why does she teach this?  It can only be because she has bought into many of the errors of the Positive Confession movement where it is sometimes said that Jesus lost his divine nature, went to hell, finished the atonement in hell, and was born again!  This is a serious error since it implies that Jesus needed to be changed…
  • Jesus paid for our sins in hell: “He became our sacrifice and died on the cross.  He did not stay dead, He was in the grave three days.  During that time he entered Hell, where you and I deserve to go (legally) because of our sin, He paid the price there.”  (The Most Important Decision You’ll Ever Make, by Joyce Meyer, second printing, May 1993, page 35).
  • Response:  This is blatantly wrong.  Jesus did not pay the price of our redemption in hell.  He paid the price on the cross.  It was finished on the cross when he said, “It is finished” (John 19:30).

Also, consider the following verses:  Col. 1:20  “and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.”

Col. 2:14  “having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us and which was hostile to us; and He has taken it our of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” 

1 Peter 2:24  “and He himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.”

  • Jesus went to hell in our place and was tormented!  “Jesus paid on the cross and went to hell in my place.  Then as God had promised, on the third day Jesus rose from the dead.  The scene in the spirit realm went something like this: God rose up from his throne and said to the demon powers tormenting the sinless son of God, ‘let him go.’  then the resurrection power of God filled his body.  He was resurrected from the dead—the first born again man.” (The Most Important Decision You’ll Ever Make by Joyce Meyer, second printing, May 1993, page 36). 
  • Response:  Where does she get this completely fictitious dialogue between God and the demon powers?  It is made up, not founded in Scripture, and mistakenly assumes that Jesus went to hell, the place of torment and suffering after he died on the cross.  The Bible does not teach any such thing.  However, it does say that Jesus descended into the lower parts of the earth. (Eph. 4:9) This can mean that Jesus was physically buried, or that Jesus went to Hades to inform those who had already died about who he was and what he did on the cross, or it can be referring to his incarnation as is contrasted with his ascending into heaven.  But there is simply no reason to believe that Jesus suffered in hell and finished the atonement there.  See response on Quote .

—Matt Slick, President of the Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry (CARM)

#0592sva – DemonicTeachings from Famous Evangelists


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Those that preach the “Prosperity Gospel” are very successful in getting you to send your money to them. They then “brainwash” their followers so they will perpetuate the “giving.”  This insures them million of dollars to spend as they see fit to further their  lavish lifestyles.

Oh, yes,  some of them may drill a water well in Africa or show giving food to the poor on their television programs, but ask yourself, just how much do they take in when they show these poor helpless souls?   They may spend “pennies” (literally) to drill a water well compared to the millions of dollars they take in via their programs.

But the worst part of all is that their teachings are from “demons.”

1 Timothy 4:1-2, “Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared.”   (Holman CSB)

2 Peter 2:1-3, “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you.  they will secretly bring in destructive heresies , even denying the Master who bought them and will bring swift destruction on themselves.  Many will follow their unrestrained ways, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.  In their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words.  Their condemnation, pronounced long ago, is not idle ,and their destruction does not sleep.” (Holman CSB)

Who are some of these false prophets who are set on exploiting you?  (Word of Faith, i.e. Prosperity Gospel preachers)

Joyce Meyer

Benny Hinn

Kenneth Copeland

Joel Osteen

Paul Crouch- -Trinity Broadcasting Network

Marilyn Hickey and daughter, Sarah

Fred K.C. Price

Rod Parsley

Jesse Duplantis

James Robison

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***Note:   These are just a few of the false teachers promoting their wares on television, radio and through their books.  You are actually opening your mind to “teachings from demons” when you continue to view their programs, support their ministries and buy their books.

Many people have been “so taught” from these people that they actually believe and hold to many false beliefs themselves and are totally unaware of it.  When told what the Bible actually says, they become very defensive, argumentative and down right “ugly” in their attitudes toward the Truth and those that preach the truth.

Take a look at the first video and Dr. John MacArthur gives you information on the Prosperity Gospel.

Pastor John MacArthur preaches against the prosperity gospel advocated by various heretics, exposing their teaching as a satanic, false Christianity and false view of God. He calls several out by name, including Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, and Kenneth Copeland, and says he believes that they all hate the true God.

This is an excerpt from John MacArthur’s sermon, “A True Knowledge of the True God.” Used by permission. You can read the transcript, watch, or download the full video here:   http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/…

Then take a look at the second video which shows Jesse Duplantis’ newly acquired lavish home and jets (this is just a small example of how lavish the lifestyles of these individuals can be).

Yes, they earn their money and according to some, they should be able to spend it on what they want.  The problem that they are overlooking is the multi-million dollar salaries and the lavish lifestyles.

The money is coming from viewers who are being “exploited” and taught “doctrines of demons”. . . . not biblical Truth. 

#0591sva – Joyce Meyers’ Wacky Teachings


Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer is admired and followed by millions (especially women).  But how many of these women realize that they are being taught teachings that come directly from the “Occult Metaphsical” realm?

Joyce teaches:

Christ went to Hell to pay our debt

Christ was tortured in Hell by demons

Christ was the first born-again man

Unless you believe Jesus went to Hell in your place you have no hope of going to heaven!

This is NOT BIBLICAL CHRISTIANTY!!!!

Jesus went to the Cross and “paid our debt in full”!!! He did not need to go to Hell to become a born-again man and fight demons.

Please listen to the following audio clip. You will hear this coming directly from Joyce Meyer herself.  How many of you have watched her on TV and have not seen anything “wrong” with her teaching?

I urge you to get into the Bible and learn the doctrines of historic biblical Christianity and start tuning off teachers like Meyers. If Christians would quit giving money to these Word of Faith teachers they would not be able to live such lavish lifestyles and they would have to go off the air waves.

These Word of Faith teachers are a “blight on Christianity”

#0587sva – Rod Parsley: God Contradicts Him


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Far from being a force through which we can confess into existence divine health and healing, faith is a channel of living trust between a creature and his Creator.

Think of Job. . .   All Job wanted was to hear from God.  The question that burned within him was, “Why?”  Job got half his wish, for God revealed Himself majestically.  But He did not answer the question why.   Instead, He asked Job a question:  Where were you when the foundations of the earth were laid (Job 38:4)?

In essence, He asked if Job would like to try his hand at running things for a while.  “Say, Job–try creating a lighting bolt.  How about producing even a tiny drop of dew?”  ( Job 38:25, 28).

When you reach the end of this ancient literary masterpiece, you finally understand.  Like a refreshing drink of water on a dry, dusty day, your thirst for answers is quenched:  God is sovereign, and you are not.  In this world you will have trouble (John 16:33).  Disease, decay, disorder, discouragement  and even death are the natural consequences of a fallen world.

In fact, it is the very uncertainty of life that prepares some people to consider their eternal destiny.

Yes, death comes to all of us in this world.  Heartache and suffering naturally accompany a world mired in sin.  But as the Master so eloquently put it in John 16:33, “Take heed I have overcome the world.”  For the child of God, the hope is not perfect health in this lifetime, but a resurrected body in the life to come.  As John the apostle so beautifully put it, “No more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. . . .I am making everything new! (Revelation 21:4-5).  True faith consists not in understanding why but in trusting the Sovereign of our souls despite the fact that we do not understand.

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In full face of biblical evidence to the contrary, Rod Parsley is bent on propagating the error that “faith cannot exist where the will of God is unknown.”

“Beware!” says Parsley, “The Bible says the traditions of men make God’s word void and  ‘of no effect’ (Matthew 15:6).”  Parsley goes on to dogmatically declare, “Healing is not a promise; healing is a fact!  God didn’t promise you anything; He established it by His Word.”  Parsley mocks the very notion of adding “If it be Thy will” to one’s prayers.  Says Parsley, “I used to pray the words ‘if it be Thy will’ for healing before I read and believed God’s Word.  Since I was a good denominational boy, I would get on my knees and pray, ‘O God! If it is Your will. . . ”  Do you know what my doubt-filled prayers produced?”  continues Parsley, “Seven members of my immediately family died within eighteen months while I faithfully (or faithlessly) prayed, ‘If it be Your will. . .?’”

To suggest, as Parsley does, that to pray “Thy will be done” is to succumb to traditions that make God’s Word void and of no effect is a mind-blowing distortion of the words of Jesus Christ.  As documented above, Christ contradicted Parsley in unmistakable prose.  The very prayer He taught His disciples to pray includes the petition, “Thy will be done.”  Not only so, but James warned those who were prone to “boast and brag” that they ought to pray instead, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that” (James 4:15, emphasis added).  John, likewise, humbly acknowledged that our confidence in approaching God is that  “if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us”   (1 John 5:14, emphasis added).

NOTE:   According to Parsley’s theology. . .his own son Austin is plagued by the demon of Asperger’s syndrome and has been denied healing due to doubt or lack of faith.

In view of Parsley’s declaration that “faith cannot exist where the will of God is unknown,”  I humbly confess that I do not presume to fully know the purposes of God in the midst of such tragedies.  Now I see through a glass dimly.  In eternity I will fully understand (1 Corinthians 13:12).

In the epilogue to Job’s spellbinding story, God commands Job’s friends to humbly ask Job for forgiveness and to pray that He will not judge them according to their folly.  Job prayed for his friends and God accepted Job’s prayer.

May those in the Faith movement, by God’s grace, one day soon turn from their foolish notions and place their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor into the hands of a sovereign God.  And when they do, may those whom they have harmed welcome them back with open arms and forgive them–as they too, have been forgiven.

—excepted from Hank Hanegraaff’s book, Christianity in Crisis

#0583sva – Petrus Romanus: The Last Pope


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Book Description

Publication Date: April 15, 2012

For more than 800 years scholars have pointed to the dark augury having to do with “the last Pope.” The prophecy, taken from St. Malachy’s “Prophecy of the Popes,” is among a list of verses predicting each of the Roman Catholic popes from Pope Celestine II to the final pope, “Peter the Roman,” whose reign would end in the destruction of Rome.

First published in 1595, the prophecies were attributed to St. Malachy by a Benedictine historian named Arnold de Wyon, who recorded them in his book, Lignum Vitæ. Tradition holds that Malachy had been called to Rome by Pope Innocent II, and while there, he experienced the vision of the future popes, including the last one, which he wrote down in a series of cryptic phrases.

According to the prophecy, the next pope (following Benedict XVI) is to be the final pontiff, Petrus Romanus or Peter the Roman. The idea by some Catholics that the next pope on St. Malachy’s list heralds the beginning of “great apostasy” followed by “great tribulation” sets the stage for the imminent unfolding of apocalyptic events, something many non-Catholics would agree with.

This would give rise to a false prophet, who according to the book of Revelation leads the world’s religious communities into embracing a political leader known as Antichrist. In recent history, several Catholic priests–some deceased now–have been surprisingly outspoken on what they have seen as this inevitable danger rising from within the ranks of Catholicism as a result of secret satanic “Illuminati-Masonic” influences. These priests claim secret knowledge of an multinational power elite and occult hierarchy operating behind supranatural and global political machinations. Among this secret society are sinister false Catholic infiltrators who understand that, as the Roman Catholic Church represents one-sixth of the world’s population and over half of all Christians, it is indispensable for controlling future global elements in matters of church and state and the fulfillment of a diabolical plan they call “Alta Vendita,” which is set to assume control of the papacy and to help the False Prophet deceive the world’s faithful (including Catholics) into worshiping Antichrist.

As stated by Dr. Michael Lake on the front cover, Catholic and evangelical scholars have dreaded this moment for centuries. Unfortunately, as readers will learn, time for avoiding Peter the Roman just ran out.

Administrators Note:  This book has answered many life long questions for me. Thomas Horn is highly qualified to write and research such a book. (Please go to Amazon.com for the Thomas Horn page which outlines his credentials)

I could not find any reliable sources for topics like this until I came across books by Thomas Horn. I will definitely be purchasing more of his books.

If you want to know “what in the world is happening and going to happen”, then this is the book for you to read.  

#0578sva – The Psychology of Peer Pressure


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As with the altered state of consciousness, peer pressure is a powerful tool in the hands of Word of Faith practitioners.  The pressure to be accepted by peers is so potent that devotees often fake a variety of experiences.  A classic case in point involves a well-known charismatic leader who participated in a Benny Hinn television extravaganza.  Hinn was slaying his subjects in the Spirit when suddenly he moved in this man’s direction.  He stretched forth is hand and shouted,  “In the mighty name of Jesus!”  Immediately the man fell backward into the hands of a designated “catcher.”  Later he confessed that his experience had nothing to do with the power of God.  Peer pressure had caused him to fake his fall.  ironically, when he asked a cameraman to edit out the faked fall, the cameraman merely chuckled and told him it was common for people to fake it.

Like Benny, [Todd] Bentley banks on peer pressure to conform his prospects to predictable patterns.  Tragically, those who fall prey to the pressure are not moved in the least when his deceptions are exposed.  The peer pressure that caused them to participate in the first place often keeps them from acknowledging that they were willing participants in a spiritual lie.

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Bentley carefully crafts his services to enhance the likelihood that participants will cave in to the power of peer pressure.  As noted above, he kicks off his meetings with long periods of repetitious music replete with  mind-numbing lyrics.  On the heels of the music is the time of testimony.  During the testimonies pastors and participants routinely pontificate that they once doubted that God could be involved in such bizarre manifestations, but now they “know” experientially that God often moves in mysterious ways.  The time of testimony is followed by a time of teaching, cleverly designed to pressure people to participate during the “time of ministry.”  During the time of ministry, virtually anything goes.  The peer pressure to participate is so potent that even otherwise discerning Christians end up casting caution to the wind.

—excerpted from  Christianity in Crisis  (Hank Hanegraaff)

Please watch this very short explanation of  “Slain in the Spirt” by Way of The Master Radio:

Administrator’s Note:  In addition to peer pressure, I do believe there are demon spirits involved in the “slaying in the spirit” as testified to in the short video from The Way of the Master Radio (see above).

1 Timothy 4: 1-2 NKJV  “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron” 

Administrator’s Comment: 

Folks, this is a serious matter!  Beware if you are involved in a church or a group of Christians who are participating this this type of “so-called” ministry.  You are playing around with “DECEIVING SPIRITS” AND DOCTRINES OF DEMONS.”

#0577sva – Altered State of Consciousness


wof4As the years roll on, the names in the cast of characters will continue to change.  Old stars like Kenneth Hagin will fade;  shooting stars such as Todd Bentley will light the sky for a moment and then crash and burn.  Their methods, however, remain remarkably similar.

To begin with, they all work their devotees into altered states of consciousness.  Whether in the ashrams of cults or at the altars of churches, the objective of achieving an altered state of consciousness is always the same:  to dull the critical-thinking process because the mind is seen as the obstacle to enlightenment.  

As Rodney Howard-Browne once put it, “you can’t understand what God is doing with an analytical mind.  The only way you’re going to understand what God is doing is with your heart.”      WOF2

Sometimes the altered state of consciousness is achieved by singing a song over and over again until one loses touch with reality.  As William Dembski  experienced for almost two hours, a handful of songs were sung, many of which consisted of only one or two phrases.  In other cases devotees are encouraged to jump up and down furiously and chop their hands frantically through the air.  Others throw their heads backward and forward violently and bend wildly at the waist.  Alternately they laugh and sob uncontrollably.  Their frenzied behavior produces a mind-altering form of hyperventilation that dulls the critical-thinking process and empties the mind of coherent thought.  And then, as modeled by Todd Bentley, they “marinate and pickle” in the Holy Spirit.

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The altered states of consciousness can produce powerful psychological and physical manifestations.  As such, devotees report seeing angels standing beside Bentley as he ministers.  Tragically, many of these devotee are dangerously ignorant of the striking parallels between their experiences and those of Eastern mediators who achieve altered states of consciousness through occult practices.

As has been well documented through studies of the occult, such dangerous effects may involve depression, detachment, depersonalization, disillusionment, and many other equally serious disorders.

 To think that God is obligated to protect people from the consequences of unbiblical behavior is simply misguided. Whether one is a Christian or a cultist, the consequences of swallowing cyanide are identical.  Likewise, whether people work themselves into an altered states of consciousness in a cult or in a church, the destructive effects are the same.

—Hank Hanegraaff

Administrator’s Comment:  Please, don’t think that these types of behaviors or manifestations are from the Holy Spirit.   I find this video of Todd Bentley’s actions “Blasphemy.”  What’s your opinion?  

Wolves in Sheep’s clothing.  This is NOT from God, folks!!! 

 If you are in a church that has these practices, I urge you to “flee” immediately.  

The following video is an example of what Todd Bentley and other Word of Faith teachers practice:  

#0570sva – Born Without Limbs: Faith Restores Nick Vujicic


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Faith Restores

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
James 4:8a

Recommended Reading
James 1:2-4

Born without any limbs, Nick Vujicic says he’s not constrained by his circumstances: “Often we feel life is unfair. Hard times and tough circumstances can trigger self-doubt and despair. I understand that well. But the Bible says, ‘Consider it pure joy, whenever you face trials of many kinds’” (James 1:2 NIV).

In his book, Life Without Limits, Nick candidly shares about his difficult adolescent years and wanting to feel “normal.” “It didn’t help that a few cruel kids called me a freak and an alien,” Nick shares. But after he hit a wall of despair, Nick testifies that he emerged with hope, stronger and more determined.1 Biblical heroes also affirm the truth that when we’re faced with opposition, faith restores. Whether a physical trial like Paul’s or imprisonment like Joseph’s or depression like Jeremiah’s, the trial itself can be the experience God uses to make us aware of His presence in our lives.

You may be in the fieriest trial of your life. Do not be moved! If you’ve wandered from the conviction of your faith, renew it today. Draw near to God and He will carry you through.

—Dr. David Jeremiah, Turning Point

#0563sva – Beware of Rick Warren’s Globalization


GLOBALIZATION

Globalization is the mantra chanted at the political, business, and church sectors.  In fact, the church has already been indoctrinated to what it means to be a global citizen thanks to Rick Warren and his unscriptural book, “The Purpose Driven Life”.  Warren, who has embraced the globalization mantra by speaking at the United Nations and at the Council on Foreign Relations, prepares his readers by defining what a world-class Christian should do.  From his book, “The Purpose Driven Life,” in chapter 38 he says a world-class Christian should, “Shift from self-centered thinking to other-centered thinking. . . Shift from local thinking to global thinking.” 

-Chaos and Turmoil, John Rosenstern

The  Evangelist, December 2012

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