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Today I would like to introduce you to a dear Sister-in-Christ that I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the past few months or so. Her name is Barbara Wilhelm and she writes for HOLDING HIS WORD HIGHER

She just completed her in depth report on the extremely popular devotional, JESUS CALLING, that was written by Sarah Young and has sadly captivated the hearts and minds of millions.  You may even be one of them. If not, then you may know of someone who has begun to set aside God’s Word, the Bible, and instead now yearns for a fresh new word from Sarah Young’s Jesus, which is not the Jesus Christ of the Bible, as you will soon see. If you know of someone who is deeply mesmerized by these devotionals, please consider sharing this very important report with them and pray that they come to realize just how unbiblical these messages really are, as well as the practice by which Sarah Young receives these messages.

And now, here is PART 1 of Barbara Wilhelm’s special report concerning Sarah Young’s devotional, Jesus Calling:

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To read Part 2 and 3 of Barbara’s in depth report, entitled,ANOTHER GOD,’ and ‘ANOTHER JESUS,’ and to watch for her final post in this series, please go to HERESCOPE where you will also find many other excellent in depth articles written by Sarah Leslie, Gaylene Goodroad, the late Pastor Larry DeBruyn, who earnestly contended for the faith until the very end of his life, Martin Erdmann, and others. Or, if you’d prefer, you can simply click on the links below. I will add the link to PART 4 for you as soon as it is officially posted on HERESCOPE, which should be within the next few days, according to Barbara.

 PART 2 – ANOTHER GOD

PART 3 – ANOTHER JESUS

 

Herescope is an online journal revealing heresies and false teachings that are affecting the church today. You will be blessed and greatly informed by what you will read there, and you will also come to realize even more, the importance of reading God’s Word and ‘examining the Scriptures daily to see if what is being said (and done by those who claim to speak for God) is true.’ (Acts 17:11)

Thank you very much for stopping by and taking time to read this well written and researched report on Jesus Calling that was done by my dear Sister-in-Christ, Barbara Wilhelm.

God Bless You

Mary/Living4HisGlory

 

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN READING:

THE JESUS THAT IS CALLING IN THE POPULAR DEVOTIONAL ‘JESUS CALLING,’ IS NOT THE JESUS OF THE BIBLE

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” (1 Timothy 4:1)

“Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.” (Jeremiah 14:14)

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. ” (1 John 4:1)

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:3,4)

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:6-9)

 

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UPDATE:

Lord willing, I should be done with Part 2 in my series, ‘APPARITIONS OF THE VIRGIN MARY, OR DEMONS IN DISGUISE – EXAMINING THE EVIDENCE IN LIGHT OF SCRIPTURE’  by Sunday evening. 

 

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

Welcome to another post in a new Category of posts that I have entitled, ‘False Teacher Friday – Learning The Importance of Being a Berean.’ Lord willing, once every month or so, I will be presenting you with information that you need to be aware of concerning certain popular Christian teachers or pastors, and information concerning some teachers or pastors that are not so well known. Their teachings will be misleading at the least, and heretical at the worst. If embraced, some of these teachings will lead you to a wrong understanding of Scripture, and others will lead you away from Biblical truth and the true Jesus Christ and into the world of mysticism and the occult.

Some of the teachers that I will be writing about will not be completely false, which is why their false teachings often go unnoticed, and this is what makes them so extremely dangerous. Their teachings can be over 97% Biblical truth, but if just that little bit of error is overlooked because we are not testing what they say in light of Scripture as God’s Word shows us we need to be doing (Acts 17:11), then slowly we will be led astray because we have placed our trust in man, instead of in God and the truth of His Word.

Capture Because my pastor told me so will not be a valid excuseOne day we will all stand before God, and each of us will be responsible for what we choose to believe as truth. If we clearly refuse to test the teachings of those we listen to in light of Scripture and ignore the many warnings that God has given us about false teachers and how some of them would arise from among us and we end up being led astray, then we have no one to blame but ourselves.

Some of these pastors and teachers that I will be writing about may be at the very top of your ‘Favorite List,’ but if you truly love Jesus and the truth of His Word, then you will be willing to hear the truth as hard as it may be for you to hear it at first. I am probably going to lose some followers to this blog because of what I may be writing in the months ahead, but as a Christian who loves God and His Word and who desires to please God and not man, and as a Christian who desires to expose error and wake Christians up to the extreme importance of being followers of Jesus Christ and not being a follower of any man (or woman) and their ministry, I must speak out and not remain silent. All I ask is that you would please pray for discernment, read and listen to all the information that I will be sharing with you, and examine the Scriptures to see if what these pastors and teachers say is true or not. The decision you make next will be entirely up to you. But you can never say, “No one cared enough to warn me.”

Now for today’s False Teacher alert:

LEARNING TO DISCERN TRUTH FROM ERROR

A STRONG WARNING CONCERNING CHUCK MISSLER

 

It has been quite a while since I have written a False Teacher Friday post for you. So before I spend most of my weekend trying to focus completely on finishing the post on mysticism that I have been telling you about, I decided to put together this short post in order to warn you about Chuck Missler.

For those of you who are avid followers of his, please keep in mind that it doesn’t matter how interesting his presentations may be, or how intelligent or knowledgeable he may be, or how many conferences he has taken part in over the years. What truly matters concerning him and with everyone who claims to be a Christian and who presents information to other Christians is: Does his or her life reflect the character of Jesus Christ in all that he or she says and does? Does everything that the person is saying line up with Scripture? Is Jesus Christ being exalted through everything that is being presented? Or is there a rather unbiblical message being presented that is leading those who are listening to the person’s  presentation away from Scripture and into unbiblical teachings or even into the realm of the occult? Please keep these things in mind and pray for discernment as you listen to everyone you look to for Biblical teachings, and now specifically as you listen to the following video of Susan Puzio and her interview with Sarah Leslie of DISCERNMENT MINISTRIES, (who is also an excellent writer for the HERESCOPE BLOG), Gaylene Goodroad, who once held two black belts and now speaks out and warns about the martial arts, (You can read her testimony HERE. She also writes some very informative and thought-provoking articles for the HERESCOPE BLOG, and you can read one of her articles HERE), and finally, you will also hear Susan Puzio interview David James of THE ALLIANCE FOR BIBLICAL INTEGRITY  on which he ‘discusses important curent theological issues facing the church.’ He is also the author of The Harbinger Fact or Fiction.

Here is just one of the many important questions that was presented to Susan’s guests during this interview:

“Who is Chuck Missler and why are his teachings dangerous?”

You are about to find out!

Please listen to this interview when time allows, so that you can learn to discern:

 

 

RELATED SCRIPTURES:

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” (1 Timothy 4:1)

“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. (2 Peter 2:1)

“And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.” (Acts 20:25-31)

“Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for He shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that He shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” (John 16:13)

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/Living4HisGlory

UPDATE:

Lord willing, new post hopefully coming by Monday evening, December 14, 2015

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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) For those of you who appreciated the in-depth information that Elliott Nesch presented in his three hour expanded video version of Church of Tares, here it is again. I’m mainly posting it for those of you who have not even seen the original shorter version. When time allows, please watch this video. It’s well worth your time, especially if you have many valid concerns about certain changes that you have been noticing taking place in your church:

 

 

2) The following very well written article by Pamela Couvrette of GUARDING THE DEPOSIT ties in perfectly with the above video:

CULT OF PERSONALITY: THE DARKNESS UNDER THE EVANGELICAL LIMELIGHT

 

3) Many of you who are Bereans at heart will definitely relate to what this person wrote in the following letter to LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS RESEARCH:

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: DISHEARTENED WITH LACK OF DISCERNMENT IN SO MANY CHRISTIAN LIVES

4) A big AMEN to the following article that I saw this morning, which Marsha West of BEREAN RESEARCH linked to:

‘THE SHACK’ WITH FILM PENDING CALLED ‘GREATEST DECEPTION’ TO CHURCH ‘IN THE LAST 200 YEARS’

5) Have you seen some of the videos that are warning about all the things that are supposed to happen in this month of September 2015, such as this one?

 

Well, HERE’S an article by Gaylene Goodroad of Herescope in which she shares information about David James’ book entitled, Biblical Guide To The Shemitah and the Blood Moons that will at least ‘demystify the popular prophecies about Jewish Sabbaths and blood moons.’

Remember, those of us who are true followers of Jesus Christ are not to fear the future, but to place our complete trust in the fact that God is in control. Just “make the most of every opportunity” that you get to share God’s love and forgiveness with whomever you have the opportunity to talk with.

6) Now that school is back in session again, here are a few warnings for all of you with children and grandchildren, etc., so that you can be aware of what is taking place in many schools today! I have shared some information with you on these topics in the past, but in case you missed it, these are things that you all truly need to be aware of:

 

HERE  you will find many links to articles on Lighthouse Trails Research concerning the dangerous New Age/Buddhist practice of  Mindfulness Meditation and how it’s making its way into many schools today.

You can also read another article on Mindfulness by Marcia Montenegro of Christian Answers For The New Age:

MINDFULNESS GOES TO KINDERGARTEN

Many schools are now presenting Common Core Curriculum to your children. If you are not aware of the controversy about Common Core and what is in this curriculum, please be sure to watch this video when time allows:

7) HERE is a very disturbing story from LifeSite News that may make you want to become a vegetarian, or, at the least, boycott certain companies. I suggest that you eat your breakfast, lunch, or dinner first before reading it. Above all, please pray!

8) After taking a much needed break in order to “maintain his sanity,” Glenn Chatfield, who is the author at THE WATCHMAN’S BAGPIPES posted his latest installment of  his review on Gail Riplinger’s book, New Age Bible Versions a couple of weeks ago. If you haven’t read it yet, you can read it HERE.

9) And just as I was getting ready to publish this post, I was notified that Glenn Chatfield posted his newest article in his series entitled, RANDOM ABERRATIONS APOSTASIES AND HERESIES. So I’m sharing it with you now even before I get the chance to read it. You can become informed about the many things that Glenn wants to make you aware of by clicking right HERE.

10) If you are a born-again Christian who has placed your trust in Jesus Christ alone for your salvation, and the day comes when your faith is tested, and your job may even be on the line, will you still continue to take a stand for Jesus Christ and Biblical truth like Kim Davis has? HERE’S HER STATEMENT THAT WAS RECENTLY RELEASED. Please take a few minutes to pray for her. When things like this happen, we have to remember that it’s a spiritual battle we’re fighting. (Ephesians 6:10-18)

“Finally be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take a stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

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

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN READING:

WILLIAM PAUL YOUNG, AUTHOR OF ‘THE SHACK’ SAYS HIS NEW BOOK ‘EVE’ “WILL DESTROY HARMFUL MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT OURSELVES” AND MORE

UPDATE:

LORD WILLING, ANOTHER NEW POST COMING SOON

Capture Test the spirits 1 John 4 1Have you unknowingly been lured into New Age mystical practices by teachers claiming that certain “new ways to pray” will bring you closer to God? Have you signed up for classes in Spiritual Formation? Have you been involved in Centering Prayer , Contemplative Prayer, or Lectio Divina ? Well, this new series of posts in the new Category of posts that I have entitled ‘MYSTICISM MONDAYS‘ will attempt to peel back the layers of spiritual deception and present you with the truth of God’s Word that will expose the dangers of these practices. Lord willing, at least once a month on a Monday, I will be sharing teachings with you from Christian experts on the subject, some of whom have even been personally involved with these dangerous practices. All of these teachings that I will be presenting to you will focus on many Scriptures; those who speak on these topics will not just be talking about these practices, because it’s only the truth of God’s Word that will expose the dangers of these practices and set a deceived person free.

Lord willing, when time allows, I will be writing many posts in the future zeroing in on specific Christian programming and Christian teachers who are promoting these deceptive practices, but since my time is getting rather limited these days because of other important responsibilities that I have, I will oftentimes simply be sharing a video with you.

When time allows, I truly hope and pray that you will take the time to listen to these messages and read the upcoming posts on this important topic so that you can be aware of these false teachings that are deceiving many Christians –possibly even you.

Please test the teachings of all those whom you listen to against Scripture as God’s Word shows us that we are to do. (Acts 17:11)

Now for today’s Mysticism Monday:

 

Before I get to the main video that I am featuring for you today, here are a few things that I’d like to share with you first:

Have you been noticing how some pastors and teachers have been focusing on the Manifest Presence of God and wanting to see the Glory of God? Have you also noticed some of the ‘Christian’ Conferences that have been taking place are focusing on the same things? There is the MANIFEST PRESENCE CONFERENCE with Bill Johnson and Randy Clark. There is also the PRESENCE CONFERENCE put on by Phil and Chris Pringle who both pastor C3 Church in Sydney Australia. Their conferences frequently features Steven Furtick:

 

If you’re interested you can read a review of this conference by Church Watch Central and listen to Steven Furtick’s message HERE:

I don’t know about you, but when I first began to hear preaching and Conferences focusing on ‘The Presence‘ and ‘the Manifest Presence of God‘ and ‘wanting to see God’s glory,’ it truly began to bother me and cause red flags to pop up as well as alarm bells to go off in my discernment detector, especially when I began to hear Pastor James MacDonald of Harvest Bible Chapel Rolling Meadows begin to focus on the “Manifest Presence of God” in the last couple of years before I finally left in January of 2012 after the Elephant Room 2 Conference! Many Scriptures began to flood through my mind to make me realize that this is not Biblical! (Hebrews 11:6, John 20:29, 1 Peter 1:8, 1 Corinthians 6:19, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Romans 8:11, 2 Timothy 1:14 to name a few).

There was the Pastor’s Conference that took place on June 8th and 9th of 2014, in which Rick Warren, Francis Chan, and James MacDonald were some of the featured speakers. As you can see, the theme was SHOW US YOUR GLORY:

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And the following conference just took place on August 26th – 28th of 2015 at Victory Convention Centre in New Zealand and featured Bill Johnson of Bethel Church, Redding CA, Randy Clark of Global Awakening, Russell Evans of Planetshakers, Banning Liebscher of Jesus Culture:

 

The people who spoke or sang at that conference are known to focus on unbiblical manifestations. Here are some videos with some example of these disturbing manifestations that I am referring to, as well as information that you need to be aware of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will also be a Manifest Presence Conference in 2016:

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Finally, here is the video that I am featuring for you today that will bring some Biblical perspective on ‘The Presence‘ that many of these Conferences seem to be focusing on because their focus is on having  “experiences” with God. I wanted to share this with you so that you will not be deceived by the many who are teaching this and so that you will realize just how unbiblical this truly is. This message was given by Pastor Larry DeBruyn of GUARDING HIS FLOCK:

 

 

When time allows, I highly encourage you to read THESE ARTICLES that Pastor Larry DeBruyn wrote in great detail that focus on “The Presence.” I shared them with you in one of my previous posts, but they are so good that I also wanted to share them with you again in this post.

Here is the description of his teachings in this series that I found on the HERESCOPE BLOG:

“The original article “The Present of His Presence” served as an apologetic, laying the solid Biblical groundwork necessary to refute the newly emerging Second Pentecost teaching by the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and International House of Prayer (IHOP) leaders, which was described in our subsequent 6-part article series.”


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: I will not be able to finish writing the post that I was hoping to finish by tonight. Lord willing, I hope to finish it by the end of the week.

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Though I am not among the many who are addicted to Facebook, I must admit that I am growing to appreciate the many suggested posts that are generated by Facebook for me to check out. The above picture caught my attention a few days ago, and upon reading what William Paul Young (WPY) said concerning The Shack “proposing a fundamental paradigm shift,” I decided to do some research on his newest novel  —Eve.

Even though The Shack has always been promoted as a work of fiction, many of us know that after some people finished reading it, their theology, as well as their view of the character and nature of God as revealed in Scripture, were dramatically altered by the emotionally moving story and messages presented in this book. Here are just a few from among the many comments that I found on Amazon and YouTube that will attest to that. I have also included comments by those who have discernment and expressed their valid concerns about The Shack:

 

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William Paul Young is a professing Christian, and yet, as you can see in the quick capture below, he claims that even though “the story is fiction,” he goes on to say that the conversations in The Shack are: “…very real and true.” “…all real, all true.” Thus he is claiming that the messages presented in The Shack were given to him by God, which will lead people to believe that God speaks outside of His Word and still gives new revelations today, and will cause people to be lured into mysticism through Spiritual Formation and Contemplative Prayer. (Lord willing, I will be addressing mysticism in another post later on this year).

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Even more disturbing is the fact that most of the messages presented in The Shack contradict Scripture. Here’s an example:

Mack to Papa: “Aren’t you the one spilling out great bowls of wrath and throwing people into a burning lake of fire?”

Papa: “I don’t need to punish sin. Sin is its own punishment, devouring you from the inside. It’s not my purpose to punish sin; it’s my joy to cure it.” (Page 119-120) (SOURCE)<- Click here to read more).

Here’s an example of the New Age teachings presented in The Shack:

“The Incarnate Jesus is speaking to Mack: “God, who is the ground of all being, dwells in around and through all things–ultimately emerging as the real.” (Page 112) (SOURCE)

(Please read the reviews posted under ‘Further Reading’ for much more information).

WPY’s new book ‘Eve‘ will undoubtedly once again capture the hearts and minds of those who choose to read it. His creative way of putting a story together, as well as his ability to create characters that cause the reader to bond with them — sometimes on a very deep and personal level — will definitely affect certain Christians and their ability to discern, and even more so, will captivate the many people who are not Christians and are searching for hope and comfort because they have gone through deeply tragic circumstances in life.

Capture EVE - Description of William Paul Young's book on AmazonThose who choose to read Eve and have no knowledge of Biblical truth whatsoever, will begin to embrace not only a message that will most likely be contrary to Scripture in many ways like The Shack, but also they will very likely be presented with a God who will appeal to their sinful nature as well as to their flawed human reasoning, and therefore they will not view Him as the just and thrice Holy God that He truly is, as revealed throughout Scripture.

If you read the above description of Eve after first praying for discernment, you will realize that there are many things that are said which clearly indicate some problems. Consider the following statements:

“The Shack shattered our limited perceptions about God.”

By saying this, it implies that The Shack reveals a clearer understanding of who God is, which leads people to seek after new revelations, and leads people away from seeking God in His Word. However, remember that it claims to be a work of fiction.

Now let’s focus more on what WPY has to say about Eve:

“EVE will destroy harmful misconceptions about ourselves.”

At this point one can only speculate as to what those “harmful misconceptions about ourselves” may be, and what messages will be presented to the readers concerning what we are to believe about ourselves since the book has not yet been released. However, we can assume from how some people reacted after reading The Shack, that Eve will also alter and distort the beliefs — as well as Biblical truth — in the minds of many, as they will, once again, be emotionally moved by WPY’s powerful ability to present a story that can touch the heart, and characters whom readers can deeply connect with.

Note this statement:

“Eve is a bold, unprecedented exploration of the creation narrative, true to the original text and centuries of scholarship–yet with breathtaking discoveries that challenge traditional misconceptions about who we are and how we’re made.”

Making a bold statement like that will lead some readers to believe much of the information included in this book is Biblical, in spite of the fact that Eve is also classified as “fiction.”

The second part of that statement indicates that our traditional views on who we are and how we’re made are “misconceptions” and that they will be challenged by the information presented in ‘Eve.’

One can only wonder what “faulty interpretations” the readers of Eve will supposedly be freed from as this statement declares:

“Eve will free us from faulty interpretations that have corrupted human relationships since the Garden of Eden.”

Reading the description of ‘Eve‘ also seems to indicate that New Age beliefs will be presented to those who read it, just as there were New Age beliefs woven throughout The Shack. (See the first three articles below under ‘FURTHER READING’).

“With the aid of Healers and Scholars, John oversees her recovery.”

While many of us as Christians have compassion for WPY because he was sexually abused by his father when he was a child, and because his niece died in a horrible accident the day after she turned five, we must speak out and warn others about The Shack. WPY presents a God who will save everyone, thus he is presenting the people who read this book with the false teaching of Universalism.

Anything that presents itself as being “true to the original text” and yet also claims to be a work of fiction will undoubtedly be a mixture of truth and error which is where all deception begins.

I will not judge William Paul Young’s heart or his motive for writing Eve, but just as The Shack changed some people’s perception of God, the messages that will subtly be embedded within the pages of Eve will undoubtedly be another attempt to undermine the truth in God’s Word, and will sadly end up changing how many others view God and the truth presented in Scripture concerning Jesus Christ and the gospel.

**UPDATE 8/17/15 2:33 p.m. ** Please watch this video to hear all that he has to say.

 

William Paul Young just posted the above video about his new book ‘EVE’ an hour ago. His description alone hints at many concerns that those of us who are discerning Bible believing Christians will pick up on right away. Here is some of what he had to say:

“Part of the beautiful thing about the Hebrew Scriptures and the story in Genesis 1 and 2 ..and 3…is that it leaves a lot of gaps…it’s very concise…and those gaps allow…questions that become part of the unfolding way to look at it.” There will be some surprises, but I think it’s absolutely consistent with space that’s inside the story.”

“We think we know what the story says…we think we know exactly how it unfolds, and we bring those assumptions to any time we hear about it again. Inside this crafting of the narrative I’m looking at the spaces in between what’s given us, as well as staying true –I think– scholastically and academically, (Hmmm…notice that he didn’t say anything about “staying true to the Biblical text) but telling the story in such a way that it’s accessible to a teenager, and yet drawing out things that are beautiful and true,that are in there, but we missed it because of our assumptions.”

‘Eve’ may be another work of fiction like ‘The Shack,’ but sadly many will again adopt some of his ideas as part of their belief system concerning God and the Bible.

He states that it’s a work of “fiction,” but for him to say that he’s “looking at the spaces in between what’s given us,” it’s as if he’s hiding behind his claim that it’s a work of “fiction” to give him the freedom to add to the truth that is recorded in God’s Word without any consequences. However, since he claims to be a Christian, I believe that God will hold him accountable for misleading people by adding to Biblical truth in such a way that it will cause many to get a completely unbiblical view of who He is and who we are. He may be a very good writer and have the ability to create characters whom the reader will quickly connect with on a very deep and emotional level, but he should stay away from writing about anything that could mislead someone from the truth recorded in God’s Word.

Okay, I’m done venting now. I will be praying for William Paul Young, and hope that you will too!

Let’s commit all of this to God and pray that many will be led to read the Bible for themselves because of his book ‘Eve,’ and that God will give many eyes to see the truth that is in His Word. (End of update).

The release date for Eve is set for September 15th 2015, but this blogger here has no intentions of purchasing one. It is my desire only to send out a strong warning to those of you who have embraced the unbiblical view of God as presented in The Shack, and to warn all of you of the possible spiritually deceptive messages that may be lurking within the pages of Eve –especially those of you who are among the many who are eager to purchase it.

Lord willing, when Eve is finally released, I will be watching for some reviews written by Christians and will add them to this post so that you will be aware of any serious problems that may be in this book.

Before finally publishing this post, I did a search to find further resources to share with all of you concerning the many dangerous problems with The Shack. When time allows, I hope that you will read the articles, as well as listen to the information in the videos and podcasts so that you can become aware of the theological problems, as well as the New Age teachings, that are woven throughout the book, and so that those of you who earnestly contend for the faith can be better equipped to share Biblical truth in love with those who have been ensnared by the God that is presented in The Shack.

When we see so many people finding a false comfort and a false understanding of who God is through reading  books like The Shack, it should make us as Christians realize the deep need for us to reach out to those around us who are deeply hurting and share true hope and healing that can only be found through receiving Jesus Christ and the salvation that He provided for us when He died in our place on the cross, and through the truth that can be found in God’s Word, the Bible.

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

 

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“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 3:16,17-4:1-4)

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)

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

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in your name drive out demons, and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from Me, you evildoers!’ (Matthew 7:21-23)

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them — bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.”             (2 Peter 2:1-3)

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Ephesians 5:11)

“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)

“Therefore I declare to you that I am innocent of the blood of all men.  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.  Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.” (Acts 20:26-31)

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”    (2 Timothy 2:15)

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

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FURTHER READING

THE SHACK AND ITS NEW AGE LEAVEN – BY WARREN B SMITH – POSTED ON HERESCOPE

SHOCKED BY THE SHACK – BOOK REVIEW – LET US REASON MINISTRIES

WHAT’S AT THE BACK OF THE SHACK? A LOOK AT WILLIAM P YOUNG’S THE SHACK – BY MARCIA MONTENEGROCHRISTIAN ANSWERS FOR THE NEW AGE

BURNING DOWN “THE SHACK:” A STUDY IN UNIVERSALISM – STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH

‘SHACK’ AUTHOR MAKES HORROR — AND HOPE — PERSONAL – KANSAS ENTERTAINMENT – ARTS AND CULTURE

A REVIEW OF ‘THE SHACK’ WHERE TRAGEDY CONFRONTS ETERNITY – GLENN R KREIDER – INSIGHT FOR LIVING

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 job (and I did last month)  and that my free time will 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:

Here’s some extremely important information by Sarah Leslie from the Herescope blog that you definitely need to be aware of whether your church presently has cell groups, or may possibly be forming them in the near future. When time allows, I urge you to read >THIS ARTICLE<  entitled, THE CELL CHURCH. Please be sure to listen to Part 1 and 2 of Sarah Leslie’s very well researched presentation as she lays out a frightening scenario of what could happen, and what may be the ultimate reason behind these cell groups being formed. (Hint: Unity = 1 world religion).

If you are among the many voices trying to warn other Christians of false teachers and false teachings and are labeled ‘divisive’ among other things, here’s a very good article by Warren B. Smith entitled >DISCERNMENT DETRACTORS: CALLING GOOD EVIL< posted at Lighthouse Trails. (Lord willing, I’ll be doing book reviews on some of his excellent books later on this year for those of you who have requested to see book reviews on this blog).

Here’s a good article to read by Ray Yungen that will reveal to you just how New Age Spirituality is merging with Christianity and deceiving many:  >CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER OR THE HOLY SPIRIT- POSTED AT LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS< Would you be able to tell the difference? It’s happening in many churches through Spiritual Formation classes and in other ways at many churches, as well. (Lord willing, I will be writing on this very important topic in the near future, and will also be doing a review on one of Ray Yungen’s books later on this year).

And speaking of Contemplative Prayer, here’s a very good article by Roger Oakland of UNDERSTAND THE TIMES, entitled, >SEEKER FRIENDLY TO CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY< (Lord willing, I will also be doing a review on one of his many very good books that he writes in which he exposes the Emerging/Emergent Church, as well as the Eucharistic Christ, of Catholicism, later on this year).

Read the following article and you will begin to realize why many Christians are warning about the dangers of Contemplative Prayer: New Age mystic Thomas Keating, who is considered to be the father of centering/contemplative prayer, claims that >KUNDALINI ENERGY (SERPENT POWER) IS THE SAME AS CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER<  Is that a good enough reason for you to beware of Contemplative Prayer?

 As I watched the following very disturbing video, two Scriptures came to mind when I saw the hardness of this  woman’s heart that was made obvious because she could enjoy eating a meal while talking about such evil and  horrible things such as selling baby body parts after partial birth abortions!

“For the love of money is the root of all evil.” (1 Timothy 6:10)

“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless…” (2 Timothy 3:1-3a)

Please pray for God to open the eyes of this woman, and the eyes of many others involved in the abortion industry, that they will be able to clearly see the evil and brutality of abortion, and that God will draw them to Himself and grant them repentance, and save them by His grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.

Here’s the very verbally graphic and disturbing video:

 

If you have watched Justin Peter’s excellent series exposing the Word of Faith Movement, then you will truly appreciate the following video presentation, as well! If, on the other hand, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, and others who teach that you can speak things into existence are the teachers you listen to, then I urge you to please pray for discernment and watch the following video, as well! And please start testing their teachings in light of Scripture. (Acts 17:11)

 

I’ll end this post now with something that will bring God the praise and glory that He is so deserving of:

What could bring more glory to God than to post information with solid  evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Here’s an article by Tim Chaffey that was posted on Answers in Genesis>RESURRECTION — NO DOUBT ABOUT IT<

In the following videos, as well as the article below, you will learn about Simon Greenleaf. He was a Royal Professor of Law at Harvard and was not a Christian. When challenged to examine the evidence concerning the resurrection of Jesus Christ by looking at Scripture, he simply shared the most basic facts, and yet he gave extremely compelling testimony by presenting  legal evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He was Jewish, but after careful examination of the Scriptures he also became a believer in Jesus Christ.

 

 

Capture Simon Greenleaf - Testimony of the Four EvangelistsFor anyone interested in purchasing this book, you can purchase it >HERE< on AMAZON.

Here’s another article concerning Simon Greenleaf:

THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST – FACT OR FICTION

 

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” (Proverbs31:8)

“You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about Me, and yet you refuse to come to Me to have life.” (John 5:39,40)

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” (Acts 3:19)

“The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt with heat. But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.” (2 Peter 3:9-13)

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, another new post concerning spiritual deception, mysticism, and the lack of spiritual discernment coming soon!