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(The original version of this article may be read on Sandy Simpson's website: www.deceptioninthechurch/page2.html)
I address this Open Letter to you in response to your article, The New Apostolic Reformation: an Update (Aug. 19, 2011).
Evangelical Christians everywhere, but particularly also here in South Africa, have to take issue with you for deceptively presenting the NAR as a movement which subscribes to "all the standard classic statements of Christian doctrine", for creating false expectations of introducing God's kingdom on earth by, among others, using an unbiblical form of strategic spiritual warfare, for completely negating biblical prophecies on the end-time, and also for associating a Christian reformation with the African Independent Church Movement.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
A Christian bookshop threatened in the riots in London last week has been miraculously protected.
Windows of the large corner shop in the Lavender Hill area were smashed in, but none of the Bibles or books were touched and only a few coins were missing from the till.
The Cornerstone Christian Bookshop has been serving the community for over 21 years. According to DigitalJournal, a gang of looters began to set light to the shop before running away, but one rioter amazingly returned to extinguish the fire allowing the shop to open up for business after only one day of closure. Only a 15cm fire mark remains of the attempted arson.
False teacher and anti Israel author John Stott: Dead in England at age 90.
We do not and can not pass judgments on the standing of John Stott before Christ in terms of salvation. Ã‚Â However, James 3:1 instructs us that teachers will be judged more strictly than the rest and Stott taught God's people error and deception. Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones warned of Stott many years ago when Stott promoted the usual line of unscriptural Anglican dogma including infant baptism, Erastianism (state church), mono episcopacy, replacement theology, non-millennialism, etc. He was also a Calvinist.
Defend Africa Meeting
The Christian Voice July newsletter reported Prime Minister David Cameron's boast to a party of homosexual activists at 10 Downing Street that he will be using aid to African nations to force them to legalise homosexual acts (aka sodomy).Ã‚Â SEE HERE .
No doubt pressure will be brought against the Caribbean islands as well.Ã‚Â So we are holding a meeting at the Emmanuel Centre in Victoria, central London on the afternoon of Thursday 8th September in London, beginning at 2pm, to co-ordinate a defence of African morality against Cameron's cultural imperialism.Ã‚Â This meeting will be for Christian pastors and people, politicians, and all who wish to resist this neo-colonialism.Ã‚Â It will have an eye on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth at the end of October this year.Ã‚Â Email me back if you are able to help co-ordinate this project and reach those who matter between now and the meeting.
By Tim Ross, Religious Affairs Editor
9:02PM BST 12 Jul 2011
The Church of England will cease to exist in 20 years as the current generation of elderly worshippers dies, Anglican leaders warned yesterday.
The average age of its members is now 61 and by 2020 a "crisis" of "natural wastage" will lead to their numbers falling "through the floor", the Church's national assembly was told.
The Church was compared to a company "impeccably" managing itself into failure, during exchanges at the General Synod in York.
The warnings follow an internal report calling for an urgent national recruitment drive to attract more members.
In the past 40 years, the number of adult churchgoers has halved, while the number of children attending regular worship has declined by four fifths.
The Rev Dr Patrick Richmond, a Synod member from Norwich, told the meeting that some projections suggested that the Church would no longer be "functionally extant" in 20 years' time.
Can you explain this Hebrew IdiomÃ‚Â and what is the correct English translation.
For example, when Exodus 10:20 says that "the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart"
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
By Brian Thomas, M.S.
Special to ASSIST News Service
DALLAS, TX-- A team of geneticists recently analyzed 6,529 individual genomes, representing 107 different human populations. :"( :"(Moorjani, P. et al. 2011. The History of African Gene Flow into Southern Europeans, Levantines, and Jews. PLoS Genetics. 7, 4: e1001373)":)": They found genetic traces of African ancestry in various people groups and estimated the timing of the ancient African/non-African intermarriages. The results of their analysis of Jewish populations will come as no surprise to those who believe in the literal history of Genesis. Despite their extensive statistical analyses of reams of genetic data, the researchers relied on traditional historical sources to anchor their results to actual time. And along the way, what the authors termed a "striking finding" would actually have been anticipated by a more biblically literate investigation.
Supporters say the practice is genital mutilation, opponents call claims misleading
By Robin Hindery The Associated Press
updated 5/18/2011 7:07:58 PM ET
A proposal to ban the circumcision of male children in San Francisco has been cleared to appear on the November ballot, setting the stage for the nation's first public vote on what has long been considered a private family matter.
But even in a city with a long-held reputation for pushing boundaries, the measure is drawing heavy fire. Opponents are lining up against it, saying a ban on a religious rite considered sacred by Jews and Muslims is a blatant violation of constitutional rights.
To: *The General Secretary of the Methodist Church and Connexial Team*.
In your annual conference you have passed a policy calling for a boycott of goods from "illegal" Israeli West Bank settlements".You claim this is not anti-Semitic. But how else do you explain this strange obsession with Israel?
5/11/2011 8:45:00 AM
Prominent pro-homosexual groups are applauding a decision by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that opens the door for churches in that denomination to ordain individuals who identify as lesbian, "gay," bisexual, or transgender.
PC(USA) has struck down a requirement that unmarried clergy remain celibate, removing a key barrier for homosexuals who want to be ordained. Ordination standards under the new policy remove the constitutional requirement that all ministers, elders, and deacons live in "fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman or chastity in singleness" -- and replace it with "joyful submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in all aspects of life."
Delegates to the PC(USA)'s general assembly endorsed the new policy last year, but the change still required ratification from the majority of its 173 regional districts, known as "presbyteries." The Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area in Minneapolis provided the deciding vote Tuesday night.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force describes the move as a "gift" that reflects the PC(USA)'s "sacred persistence, its faithful pursuit of justice, and its joyful celebration of the gifts God has given to [LGBT] persons called to ministry."
More Light Presbyterians, a pro-LGBT group within the denomination, hails the move, saying passage of amendment 10-A restores the denomination's "longstanding...emphasis upon faith and character" regarding ordination.
"Now, faithful and qualified lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Presbyterians can openly serve the church with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love," notes a spokesperson for More Light Presbyterians.
The change will allow presbyteries to decide who should be ordained. But according to The Associated Press, some of those regional bodies are expected to continue to reject candidates who are openly homosexual. About 100 of the 11,000 PC(USA) churches have already broken away in anticipation of the vote, but other conservative congregations have decided to remain in the 2.1 million-member denomination for now.
The new policy takes effect July 10.
What's your reaction to this decision by the PC(USA)?