Update on Oprah Winfrey, Marianne Williamson and A Course in Miracles*
"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:" (Ephesians 2:2)
By Steve Mitchell
Several years ago YWAM proposed a new kind of pseudo-mission endeavor in which YWAM missionaries would allegedly preach Muslims the "gospel" and a supposed great harvest would result. The idea was that a Muslim who was persuaded to believe the gospel would be encouraged to make a profession, albeit privately to avoid persecution. This new "convert" was then informed that they could continue regular mosque attendance, bowing in prayer to Allah, and Quranic reading and still be considered born again. They would then be referred to as "Messianic Muslims" . Make no mistake, they were still Muslims but had claimed some level of "belief" in Jesus Christ. As long as when they continued their "cultural" expressions of worship to Allah but inside actually prayed to Jesus Christ, they were considered saved.
As China continues its persecution of Christians, systematic abuse of human rights, and support for the genocidal regime in Burma, Franklin Graham has declared we should not offend these persecutors of our brethrenÃ‚ by preaching the Gospel.
Federal tax law prohibits religious leaders, as the heads of tax-exempt nonprofit institutions, from earning "unreasonable compensation." It also prohibits tax-exempt organizations from providing "substantial benefit" to individuals " “ Kent GarberÃ‚
By prof. J. S. Malan, University of the North, South Africa, and Ms. Louisa Coetzee, Cape Town, South Africa
Summary: The "Transformations Revival" as championed by George Otis and Peter Wagner is a dispensationally ill-conceived attempt to uproot the kingdom of darkness and visibly establish the kingdom of God on earth.
By Chris Hastings, Patrick Hennessy and Sean Rayment
The Asian tsunami disaster should make all Christians question the existence of God, Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, writes in The Telegraph today.
by James Jacob Prasch
Matthew Murray, the deranged shooter who murdered four and attempted to murder hundreds of other Christians in his armed attacks onÃ‚ a mission"s centerÃ‚ in Arvada, Colorado and on an Evangelical church in Colorado Springs had been, until recently, a member of the spiritually and doctrinally warped "Youth With A Mission" (YWAM) organizationÃ‚ founded by Loren Cunningham andÃ‚ promoted by Danny Lehman.
by Perry Trotter
All belief systems are based upon particular assumptions (presuppositions) -certain things are taken for granted. An evangelical Christian, for example, begins with the presupposition that God exists and that He has chosen to communicate. Those initial assumptions lead to the belief that the scriptures are inspired, that Jesus is the Messiah and that He died in our place and rose from grave.
by Jackie Alnor
I listened to the Bible-answerman program on-line from last week when Hank had on his "co-author" of "The Last Disciple," his new novel, along with the publisher who works for Tyndale House.
by Ethel McLenachan
When I look back on my years of church life, I am able to see the advance of the false teachings of the super apostles and prophetic ministries movements. In the eighties we were singing songs like, "I Am a Part of the Restoration; that God is doing in the earth". We were involved in all night prayer services pulling down strongholds and singing militant army songs. It started back then and I was unaware. My husband & I had just been baptized in the AOG Church .