Capture Eyes with tears 1This is the second post in a new series of posts that I will be doing once a month on Wednesdays (I published this one a few minutes after midnight on Wednesday because of the final story I added, so it’s now actually Thursday, but on with my post…) so that I can make you all aware of some important information that I come across on the Internet that you may not have heard about. I have been trying to think of something that I could write on a regular basis that would be short and to the point (at least I’ll try to be), and since I am a detective-at-heart and desire to make you all aware of the importance of testing things in light of Scripture (Acts 17:11), the idea to do these posts — as well as the name — came to my mind in November of 2014, based on Acts 20:26-31:

“For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God. Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.”

So with that in mind, here are some of the things ‘d like to make you all aware of on this Wednesday:

When are some pastors going to go back to just preaching the Word and place their trust in God to grow the church and stop resorting to worldly methods in order to attract people in an attempt to grow their church! Sadly, I can really see some pastors of certain mega-churches — that many of us are well aware of — getting on board with this idea!

 

HERE’S a very good article by Mike Ratliff — ‘The Golden Calf of the Church Growth Movement”

God’s Word has a lot to say about the character traits of a godly elder. How many of us today can actually say that our pastor meets God’s standards for an elder regardless of how successful they may be in a worldly sense. Many of us have sadly watched the demise of Mark Driscoll’s ministry, and other ministries come to mind that fill us with serious concerns, as well. HERE’S a very good article on the subject written by Tim Challies that tells it like it is. (Stand Up For The Truth posted this on Facebook on Wednesday night December 3, 2014)

HERE’S  the latest concerning Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church. Please continue to pray for all the people who attended Mars Hill Church, especially those who have been emotionally and spiritually abused and devastated, and also pray for God’s will to be done concerning Mark Driscoll and that he will receive the proper and Biblical church discipline.

HERE’S another good article, entitled ‘The Bashing of the Bloggers’ written by Jordan Hall of ‘Pulpit and Pen,’ and expanded by Dustin Germain.

Some ‘Christian’ churches have added these to their sanctuaries claiming they will help those who desire to go deeper in their spiritual journey, and now a certain Christian University has also added one of THESE to their property. Unbelievable! But we must do all we can to be ‘relevant’ to reach today’s culture, regardless of the warnings in  Scripture against pagan practices, right? Wrong!

Do you know what they say is at the center of a labyrinth? Watch this video and you’ll discover the frightening truth!

 

Do you monitor the music your children are listening to? Do you also take the time to read the lyrics? Thanks to someone who used the search words “monstrance clock” which led them unintentionally to my site because I wrote about the “monstrance” worship in Catholicism, I decided to do my own ‘search’ to find out what exactly a monstrance clock is, and I discovered these >LYRICS< to a song that expresses a frightening call for unity!

Do you also monitor the cartoons and programs your children are watching? Something that seems so cute and innocent may be teaching your children something that is not so innocent. Take for example this extremely popular BBC pre-school program called WAYBULOO. It features adorable, huge-eyed characters called Piplings that interact with real children in each of their programs. The pre-school children who watch these shows in their homes will learn about sharing, and being thoughtful, and patient. However, then the time comes during these programs when the sound of wind chimes is heard and the Piplings call out, “Time for yogo!” Yogo is a gentle form of yoga, and the Piplings then instruct the children how to do different yogo poses.   I came across this information on Marcia Montenegro’s Facebook page, and you can read the controversy about these programs HERE.

Since I had never heard of this program before, I decided to do a search on YouTube for more Waybuloo videos to see if ‘yogo’ was just in that one particular episode, or if it is a consistent element in all of the programs they present to the pre-school children who watch the Waybuloo series. Upon finding and watching the following three hour video that has multiple episodes of this program, I came to realize that yogo indeed is a reoccurring feature in the Waybuloo programs.

Are you aware of everything your children are doing and learning while they’re at school all day? As you know, prayer is not allowed in many schools these days. However, you need to be aware of the fact that many schools are offering THESE classes, claiming they just want to “ease youth anxiety and stress.” I had to personally deal with something very similar when my children were in school in the 90’s! (Posted by Marcia Montenegro on December 2, 2014 on her Facebook page).

 If you are not aware of the occultic nature of yoga, when time allows, please watch the following video:

Florida’s capital is adding a new holiday display this year so that the Satanic temple can say “Happy Holidays” in their own unique way. After all, we live in a country where we all have the freedom to express ourselves, right? Unless, of course, you happen to be on CNN and express your faith in Jesus Christ like this NFL star did. Then you find out the truth; those of us who are true followers of Jesus Christ according to God’s Word, the Bible, who choose to express our faith in a public way, will be  silenced in a very rude way.  (Found out about both of these stories from Stand Up For The Truth).

On the other hand, if you happen to be an actor who starts his own religion, CNN will give you a write up about your spiritual journey and share your thoughts about “advanced spiritualism” with the world. (This story was posted by a person who shared this on Marcia Montenegro’s Facebook page).

Beware of false unity, because even if you’re the pope, this is not the unity and oneness that Jesus prayed for in John Chapter 17. Do not be deceived!

And speaking of the pope and unity, This mega-pastor not only recently referred to the pope as “Holy Father,” but also he had this to say concerning Christians and Catholics:

“We have far more in common than what divides us.”

I’m sorry, but nothing could be further from the truth! And if you are aware of the teachings of the Catholic church and know God’s Word well, I know you will agree with me!

If you’ve been wondering what Rob Bell has been up to lately since writing his very controversial book, ‘LOVE WINS,’ wonder no more. He’s busy bringing Americans to the New Age “Christ.” (Found this story on Lighthouse Trails). He also has his “OWN” television show starting on December 21st. (Found on Stand Up For The Truth).

Harvest Bible Chapel attendees and members: Remember when James made his announcement about partnering with TBN  in March 2014? The following video will refresh your memory:

HARVEST BIBLE CHAPEL ALERT: Well, if you were as grieved as I was to hear the news concerning James partnering with TBN, THIS NEWS will probably devastate and grieve you even more, as it did me! Please continue to pray for James; pray that God will give him eyes to see and ears to hear the truth concerning the wrong choices he has made and is continuing to make, and that his heart will finally be filled with a godly sorrow that will lead him to repent. One can only hope and pray that he has not hardened his heart to the point of no return.

 RELATED SCRIPTURES

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God — having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.”                         (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

“In fact everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and imposters will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived, But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of His appearing and His kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage — with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”             (2 Timothy 3:12-17, 4:1-4)

“The Spirit clearly says that in latter times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.” (1 Timothy 4:1)

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” (Romans 1:16,17)

“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel — which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!” (Galatians 1:6-9)

“I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to Him. But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpents cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.” (2 Corinthians 11:2-4)

“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”          (Isaiah 5:20)

Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” (2 Corinthians 7:14-16)

“Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.” (Exodus 23:13)

“Do not make a covenant with them or with their gods. Do not let them live in your land. or they will cause you to sin against Me, because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare to you.” (Exodus 23:32,33)

“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? But He gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts you double-minded. Grieve, mourn, and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.” (James 4:4-10)

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” (2 Corinthians 7:10)

FURTHER READING:

JAMES MACDONALD ANNOUNCES BIG NEWS OF BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP WITH TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK

THE LABYRINTH — IN PLAIN SITE

ENTER THE LABYRINTH — LET US REASON MINISTRIES

THE PAINFUL LESSONS OF MARS HILL CHURCH — CHRISTIANITY TODAY

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