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By Lynn & Sarah Leslie
In today"s neo-evangelical church, the term "transformation" is currently in vogue. Various churches and denominations claim to be undergoing "transformation." This word no longer refers to the humble sanctification of the individual believer. Rather, it now refers to an orchestrated, systemic and revolutionary overhaul of the global church, including the "transformation" of cities, societies, cultures, marketplaces, and more.
by Paul Proctor
No sooner do I finish my piece about Willow Creek Association's seduction of 14,000+ churches around the world, including my own, via the Hegelian Dialectic, than Ted Koppel shows us the actual process at work on ABC News Nightline between evangelical leaders and Bill Clinton at the Willow Creek Church in South Barrington, Illinois.
by Ken Silva
On Slice Of Laodicea Ingrid Schlueter said " “ "This writer believes that 'in-house' differences with Joyce Meyers, Kenneth Copeland, T.D. Jakes, Paula White, Joel Osteen and company shouldn't be addressed in the church. He says that Christians need to stop tearing down other Christians because everyone is doing a good job for the body of Christ. It makes one wonder just how bad the teaching has to get for this man before he would get concerned. Throw out the doctrine of the Trinity? Not a problem. Throw out the substitutionary atonement and repentance? Not a problem. Toss justification by faith alone in the merits of Christ? Not a problem. Claim that God wants you rich and anything less is your own lack of faith? Not a problem. Rip off millions of unsuspecting pensioners by telling them that by donating to a ministry, God will pay them back with whatever they want? Not a problem. Let's all grab hands and sing. Maybe a group hug is in order. There are some Mormons down the block who really love Jesus. What do you say we let them in on the hug?"
Michael J. Penfold
Authoring more than 80 books in his lifetime, John Owen the Puritan (1616-83) was arguably the mightiest Reformed theologian the world has ever seen. He applied his brilliant mind to the question "For whom did Christ die?" and concluded "the elect only" .Ã‚
by Berit Kjos
" After the discovery of fourth-century books at Nag Hammadi the ancient movement known today as Gnosticism... could now be studied in the writings of Gnostics themselves. Contributing factors to renewed interest in old mystical systems are Carl Jung's school of depth psychology, Gershom Scholem's studies of Jewish mysticism [Kabbalah], and much fuller study of Asian mystical systems. " "The Gnostic Gospel of Thomas"
by Sandy Simpson
The "Indigenous People's" (hereafter IPM) or "First Nations" movement is an unbiblical movement teaching heresies and doctrines of demons being spread worldwide by YWAM, Don Richardson, author of "Eternity In Their Hearts", John Dawson of President of YWAM, Richard Twiss of Wiconi International, Terry LeBlanc, Daniel Kikawa of Aloha Ke Akua, Danny Lehmann of YWAM/Calvary Chapel Komo Mai, and many other adherents.
by Jackie Alnor
The late Walter Martin often said, "You can tell a wolf in sheep"s clothing by its diet. Wolves eat sheep." What would you say about a Christian leader who would sell the names and addresses of his donors to secular interests with the promise that his list would make them rich? Well, that is exactly what Charisma"s publisher, Stephen Strang has done.
by Sandy Simpson
A Gameplan of YWAM with reference to the Indigenous People's Movement (IPM) in order to promote IPM ideology.Ã‚ I have yet to hear them, or any other leader in the IPM for that matter, teach these Scriptures in context.Ã‚ Yanking Scriptures out of context is one of the first marks of false teaching.
Christian Research Institute International
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Statement No.: DL-075
The Local Church is composed of groups of people in the cities around the United States and parts of Asia who follow the teachings of Witness Lee. Lee is an Asian who once was among the leaders of the movement begun by Watchman Nee. The name of the group is derived from the teaching of "localism," which in this form says that there is only one true church, one true representative fo the Body of Christ, in any locality.
by David E Lister
Editors Note: The words of Daniel 11 ring in my ears concerning those that join the covenant people in hypocrisy and then turn on them. It makes me wonder if this in not a preview of the future of the Church.
Below is a compilation of several items that have appeared recently throughout the Internet due to Hank Hanegraaff filing a legal brief on behalf of The Local Church and in opposition to John Weldon and John Ankerberg. The Local Church has long been regarded as a cult by the Christian Research Institute (see our posting of their position paper on The Local Church http://www.moriel.org/articles/discernment/
church_issues/teachings_of_witness_lee.htm ) along with most every apologist that this ministry knows. But now Hank Hanegraaff has actually turned to financially (by paying fees for filing the brief) supporting and legally (filing a friend of the court brief) supporting what most in the Christian apologetic field believe to be a cult (The Local Church) through the American court system. This is indeed a sad day as the legacy of Dr. Walter Martin continues to be dismantled.