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Capture Eyes with tears 1Welcome to another post in the series of posts that I have entitled, Warning You With Tears Wednesdays. Lord willing, at least once a month on Wednesdays I will be writing and sharing one of these posts with you 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.

Since I knew that I would soon be starting a new part-time job (and I did in June) and that my free time would then be somewhat limited, I was trying to think of something that I could write on a regular basis that would be short and to the point (at least that was my intention). And since I am a detective-at-heart and desire to make you all aware of the importance of testing things that pastors and teachers say (and do) 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 all of that in mind, here is what I’d like to share with you in today’s WARNING YOU WITH TEARS WEDNESDAY:

1) As always, Lighthouse Trails Research has posted more good articles to warn all followers of Jesus Christ about spiritual mystical practices — which are completely unbiblical — and how they are coming into many churches these days. Here are two of their latest articles that I urge you to read when time allows, so that you will not be deceived by the many Christian  leaders today who are promoting these practices:

Many Christians are excited about seeing the latest movie by the Kendrick Brothers War Room. However, you need to be aware of a few things before you decide if this is truly a movie that you want to go and see based on the fact that Priscilla Shirer and Beth Moore are in this movie, and because of what they personally promote in their ministries. When time allows, please read this very important information:

NEW BOOKLET TRACT: BETH MOORE AND PRISCILLA SHIRER – THEIR HISTORY OF CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER AND WHY ‘WAR ROOM’ SHOULD NOT HAVE USED THEM  – TRACT WRITTEN BY JOHN LANAGAN WHO WRITES AT MY WORD LIKE FIRE

Below is another article concerning spiritual mysticism and Richard Foster who is highly endorsed by many pastors today. If your church has a book store, sadly, there’s a very strong chance that you will find the following book, Celebration Of Discipline on one of their shelves. If so, that is a huge red flag!Capture CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE - RICHARD FOSTER

NEW BOOKLET TRACT PROVIDES IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE: A SERIOUS LOOK AT RICHARD FOSTER’S “SCHOOL” OF CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER – TRACT  WRITTEN BY RAY YUNGEN

 

2) Many of you know Glenn Chatfield, who does a great job of earnestly contending for the faith at  THE WATCHMAN’S BAGPIPES. But are you also aware of the fact that he is a former Mormon? So if you’re trying to witness to a Mormon and have been searching for some helpful information to assist you in your desire to reach them with the gospel, consider checking out Glenn’s other website, THE ANTI-MORMON BLOG.

Whether you are trying to share the Biblical Jesus Christ and the Biblical gospel with a Mormon, a Jehovah’s Witness, someone involved in the occult, or whatever form of spiritual deception that someone has been taken captive by, remember that you are fighting a spiritual battle (Ephesians 6:12). They have been deceived and we must try to be patient, speak the truth in love to them, and try to keep them on the topic that is being discussed, because they are well trained on what to say to you, and they also like to move quickly on to another topic.

Above all, pray for wisdom and know your Bible very well before you try to witness to them, or you may end up getting quite confused like I did when I was a brand new Christian and invited a Jehovah’s Witness man and his wife in to share the true Jesus Christ and Biblical gospel with them. If you truly are busy when they come to your door, or if you still don’t feel like you know God’s Word well enough in order to help them see the truth, please at least  just take a few minutes of your time to share your testimony with them. God will use the truth of His Word that you share with them to plant a seed in their heart. Rest in the fact that He is the One who gives the increase. (1 Corinthians 3:6-9)

3) As many of you probably know by now, Pope Francis is in the United States. But here is some information that you might not be aware of concerning what he has done:

NOW THE END BEGINS – POPE FRANCIS SIGNS TREATY FROM THE VATICAN OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZING THE STATE OF PALESTINE

 4) During the time I was a Catholic, I was bound by the fear of death because of the teaching of Catholicism –especially their teaching about Purgatory. However, after reading the book of Romans and Hebrews in the Bible for the first time, my eyes were opened to the good news of the true gospel — Jesus died in my place and paid the debt for my sins in full — and after I placed my trust in Jesus Christ alone for my salvation and not in my good works or in a false hope of another chance after death, I was filled with joy and true peace!  Many precious Catholics believe they have a second chance after death to enter heaven. This article by Compelling Truth gives you the compelling truth about Purgatory:

IS THE CONCEPT OF PURGATORY BIBLICAL?

5) Mike Gendron of Proclaiming The Gospel has many videos and has written many articles in which he always presents the truth in love to Catholics in order to point them to the Biblical Jesus Christ and the Biblical gospel. You can read many of his articles and learn to share the gospel with Catholics  HERE.

Here is an example of one of the many videos in which you will hear him present the teachings of the Catholic Church and compare them to Scripture, and help you learn how to present Biblical truth to Catholics.

You can also find many more of his videos on MY PREVIOUS POST in which I wrote about Pope Francis and his visit to the United States, and you can also search YouTube where you will find many more of Mike Gendron’s videos.

 

 6) In spite of the fact that William Paul Young stresses that his writings are fiction, if you listen to the very beginning of the following video until the 1 minute and 29 second mark, you will hear comments from a few people who have read THE SHACK that reveal the true spiritual damage that can occur to a person’s faith because of the messages that are contained in his books; they become more open-minded about their view of who God is. A true Christian will test things in light of Scripture. Otherwise spiritual deception will most likely occur!

7) And now William Paul Young has written ‘EVE

 

8) If you’d like to hear Maria Shriver’s interview with William Paul Young as he talks about his newly released book ‘EVE,’ click on the link below. Listen carefully to what he says:

THE NOVEL ‘EVE’ IS A NEW TAKE ON THE GARDEN OF EDEN

9) I’ll end this edition of Warning You With Tears Wednesday with this article to give God the praise and glory that He is so deserving of:

CRITICS OF BIBLE SILENCED ONCE AGAIN: ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES PROVE OLD TESTAMENT TO BE ACCURATE

Thank you for stopping by and taking time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory

UPDATE:

LORD WILLING, NEW POST CONCERNING HARVEST BIBLE CHAPEL COMING BY FRIDAY EVENING

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worship-4-3-1Welcome to another ‘TESTIMONY TUESDAY.’ Lord willing, at least once a month on Tuesdays, whenever I come across a video or an article that either presents a Biblical testimony of someone coming to the understanding  of the true  gospel, or a testimony of someone who was set free from a cult or some form of spiritual deception, etc., I will post it for you with the hope that it will bless and encourage you, and, above all, so that God would receive glory and honor for setting these people free.

It is also my hope and prayer that when I share these testimonies with you on Tuesdays, God will use His Word, and the Biblical truth presented in these testimonies to set many other people free from the same bondage and spiritual deception that the people in the videos and articles I choose to share with you have been set free from.

And now for today’s TESTIMONY TUESDAY:

Below you will find a Playlist of an interview with the very detailed testimony of Sandra Tanner, who is the great-great-granddaughter of Brigham Young, the second president of the  Mormon Church. In the next video you will hear a  shorter version of her testimony, followed by a time of Q&A.

You will hear Sandra share in detail, her struggles as she was continually presented with information that caused her to question her Mormon beliefs. She was first presented with many of the sermons that Brigham Young himself had preached which ultimately led her to take a serious look at Mormonism and its history.

As time went on she was presented with Biblical truth and her eyes were opened to see that the Jesus of Mormonism is not the Jesus of the Bible. She also came to understand God’s love by reading 1 John 4:9,10.

During her presentation you will also hear her share some of the beliefs of Mormonism, but she presents them in a loving way as to be sensitive to the fact that there are possibly some Mormons in attendance. Her goal is always to glorify God and to present Mormons with truth based on documented evidence from multiple sources to make the facts speak for themselves. She also presents many Scriptures in her presentations trusting that God will open the minds of many Mormons to the truth that is clearly revealed in His Word.

I pray that you will be blessed by her testimony, and that it will cause you to be filled with compassion for the many Mormons who are truly sincere about their beliefs and their desire to serve God, but who are sincerely deceived. I pray also that hearing her testimony will lead you to reach out in love and share Biblical truth with a Mormon when God gives you the opportunity to do so when they come knocking at your door.

If you are a Mormon with questions, please consider visiting Sandra’s  website that she and her husband started on January 1, 1983 –  UTAH LIGHTHOUSE MINISTRY, which ‘documents problems with the claims of Mormonism and compares LDS doctrines with Christianity,’ as well as shares the testimonies of many other former Mormons. Sandra’s husband is now with the Lord, but you can read about their ministry on their  ABOUT US page. You will also find many ONLINE RESOURCES that will help answer any questions you may possibly have concerning the teachings of Mormonism.

Above all, if you are a Mormon I pray that you will take the time to test the teachings of Mormonism against the truth of God’s Word and think for yourself, because your eternal destiny is at stake. I also pray that you will consider listening to Sandra Tanner’s testimony. Your devotion to serve God to the extent that you all do is truly admirable, but don’t you want to know for certain that what you believe is really true, based on facts and not on your feelings; the burning in the bosom?

Thank you very much for stopping by and taking time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory

SHORT VERSION FOLLOWED BY Q&A

 

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“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)

“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s 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 from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.” (2 Corinthians 11:3,4)

“Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” (1 Timothy 4:16)

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

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

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through Him all things were made; without Him  nothing was made that has been made.  He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him.  He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him.  Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God-children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” (John 1:1-3,10-13)

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by Him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities, all things were created by Him and for Him.  He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:15-17)

“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word.   After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.  So He became as much superior to the angels as the name He has inherited is superior to theirs.  For to which of the angels did God ever say,  ‘You are my Son; today I have become your Father?’ (Hebrews 1:1-5)

“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:9,10)

“I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” (Galatians 2:21)

“For it is by grace you have been saved through faith –and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not of works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

“When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, He went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation.  He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but He entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.  The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.  How much more then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God.” (Hebrews 9:11-14)

“Therefore brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, His body,  and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:19-23)

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst.  But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display His unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on Him and receive eternal life.  Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever.  Amen.” (1 Timothy 1:15-17)

“Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to see if what Paul said was true.” (Acts 17:11)

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you.” (2 Peter 2:1)

“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.” (Hebrews 1:1,2)

“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 from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:2-4)

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

“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.”(Acts 20:26-31)

 

RELATED INFORMATION

UTAH LIGHTHOUSE MINISTRY RESOURCE PAGE  If you visit this Resource Page you will find articles and documentation that answer questions such as:

“Does the LDS Church Still Teach That Heavenly Father Was Once a Man?” “LDS Teaching on Lucifer,” “LDS Leaders Define Their Concept of Jesus Christ,” and many, many more.