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Welcome 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 (which I  started 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) Even though many of us have been rejoicing because we have been seeing  many Planned Parenthood abortion facilities closing down, the following article clearly shows the downward spiral since Roe v Wade and just how desensitized and hardened the hearts of many have become over the years. If AB 6221 passes the Senate and becomes law, this article reveals even more unbelievable horrors that will take place:

TODAY CHRISTIAN – NEW YORK HOUSE PASSES SHOOTING FULL TERM BABIES IN THE HEART WITH POISON TO ABORT

 

2) Sarah Young’s best selling devotional, Jesus Calling, has been causing many Christians to set aside their Bibles, because, sadly, it seems that they would rather hear what Sarah Young’s Jesus has to say. There are no new revelations today; the Canon is closed. God revealed Himself to us through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh. Because Hebrews is so rich in revealing who Jesus is and what He accomplished, I couldn’t leave out verses 2 and 3, but read what Hebrews Chapter 1 verse 1 says:

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in times past unto the fathers through the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds. Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Christian author and speaker, Warren B Smith, was once deeply involved in the New Age Movement. He wrote a book entitled, Another “Jesus Calling” in which he documents how many of the messages that Sarah Young receives from this Jesus do not line up with Scripture. Therefore, the only conclusion that we can then come to is that the Jesus that Sarah Young is receiving messages from is not the Jesus of the Bible.

Though the wording has been changed in the newer editions of Jesus Calling, Sarah Young originally claimed to have received these messages from Jesus and shared in an interview that she was inspired to write her devotional by reading a New Age/occult book called God Calling, a book that was written in the 1930s by two anonymous women in England known only as the Two Listeners. Here is an interview that Sarah Young did with CBN:  

 

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Lighthouse Trails is so concerned about the messages in these devotionals that they are contacting over 100 Christian leaders to make them aware of the serious problems with her devotionals. Click on the link to read this article, and you can also check to see if your pastor is on the list. If so, will he be among the few who will speak out and warn the people at your church? Or will he be one of the many who will remain silent and ignore these important warnings? If he is a true shepherd, he will speak out. Time will tell.

LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS – LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS PUBLISHING TO MAKE CONTACT WITH OVER 100 CHRISTIAN LEADERS TO WARN ABOUT ‘JESUS CALLING’

For those of you who are unaware of the serious problems in Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling devotional, here’s a review of her book by Christian writer and speaker, Warren B Smith, who was once deeply involved in the New Age Movement:

 

3) John Lanagan of My Word Like Fire shows us how this unbiblical call for unity is now bringing Catholics together with those involved at the International House of Prayer. The common bond that unites them together is –mysticism:

JOHN LANAGAN – MY WORD LIKE FIRE – FIRST EVER CATHOLIC SPEAKER AT IHOP-KC ONETHING CONFERENCE WAS ASKED TO SPEAK ON WISDOM OF TERESA AVILA, CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER

If you’d like to hear why many should be concerned about this, please watch and listen to the following video put together by a dear Sister-In-Christ, YouTube user Channel Psalm86, especially starting at the 25:00 minute mark where you will learn about Teresa of Avila:

 

 

4) More warnings concerning how many Calvary Chapels are continuing to respond to the unbiblical call for unity. Thank God for men like Chris Lawson and Roger Oakland, and others who stand upon the truth of the Word of God and do not give in to compromise!

FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE BLOG – FORMER CALVARY CHAPEL PASTOR AND TEACHER, CHRIS LAWSON AND ROGER OAKLAND, WARN CALVARY CHAPEL OF ITS DANGEROUS ECUMENICAL DIRECTION

 

5) Another warning for those of you who have school age children or grandchildren or friends who do. This is concerning Meditation and Mindfulness in Schools. Please become aware of this occultic practice that is coming into many schools these days and is being used to supposedly calm the children down. If children are not allowed to pray in most schools, why is it that practices which are rooted in Buddhism and Hinduism are now being promoted in schools?

 

6) I will now end with the following video to give God the praise and honor that He is so deserving of by showing you, once again, the beauty of His finest creation:

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/Living4HisGlory

 

 

 

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Capture Beth Moore Living Proof Simulcast Sept. 12, 2015SOURCE

(Updated 9/8/15) Last year I discovered after the fact, that my former church for over 14 1/2 years, Harvest Bible Chapel Rolling Meadows, hosted a ‘Beth Moore simulcast’ at their Lake Zurich location:Capture Beth Moore Simulcast Lake Zurich Harvest Sept 20 2014This didn’t surprise me, since Beth Moore’s Bible studies were always  highly promoted while I attended Harvest (June 1997-January 2012), and I know for a fact that they still are. But since the simulcast had already taken place, I decided not to write about it.

However, two weeks ago I began to wonder if there was going to be a Beth Moore simulcast this year, and if so, I also wondered if HBC would once  again be sponsoring it. Thanks to Glenn Chatfield who writes at THE WATCHMAN’S BAGPIPES, I discovered while reading his post, ‘RANDOM ABERRATIONS, APOSTASIES, AND HERESIES’,  that indeed there is going to be “another simulcast for churches across the nation.” After searching to see if HBC would once again be one of the churches that would be sponsoring this event, this is what I found:

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Capture Audacious book trailerThe video I originally saw on YouTube was removed by the owner. Search for ‘Audacious Book Trailer’ and you’ll be able to play this video.

Will your church be bringing Beth Moore to your community on September 12, 2015? If so, please take time to listen and to read the very important information that I have added to this post for you below. Some of the following videos are excerpts from ‘James Robison’s Awaken Now Conference’ that took place in January of 2014.

Yes, Beth Moore is a very gifted speaker, but I simply ask you to please put aside the feelings that you have about her, and pray and ask God to give you discernment before watching the videos below, as well as before you read the articles that I added for you under Further Reading. If you plan on signing up for this simulcast, please make certain that you pray for discernment, and be a Berean (Acts 17:11) and test all that she says against God’s Word.

Beth Moore: “We so desperately need, so desperately need a fresh awakening…”

Beth Moore: “Be prepared for scoffers.”

In the following video starting at the 2:38-3:39 minute mark, you will hear Beth Moore talk about the scoffers who will come and speak out against the awakening and downpours; the outpouring that she believes God is telling her is coming:

“What God began to show me, is that it would not just come from the…mean spirited. The scoffers…I believe that God put on my heart…please test the spirit, pray and see if this…is confirmed to you in prayer and in the study of the Word.. I believe that He placed it on my heart that the scoffers will have an alternative answer for everything; an alternative for every single thing we see…there will be an alternative. They will not see it as the hand of God; an alternate answer. Unity will be called defection. Brokenness will be called instability. Grace will be called compromise. And the genuinely prophetic will be called false teaching. You see if this does not happen.”

 

In other words, Beth Moore is claiming that she is receiving extra Biblical revelation from God, and those of us who stand for Biblical truth and test things in light of Scripture will be the ones looked at as “the scoffers” if something does come and we see the need to warn other Christians that this “outpouring” is not of God because it does not line up with God’s Word. Those who choose to listen to her message and do not test her words against Scripture are having their minds manipulated/prepared to see those of us who oppose this so-called outpouring from God as the ones who are in the wrong.

Today, more than ever before, we must be certain that we are followers of Jesus Christ, and not a follower of any man (or woman) and their ministry. We must know the voice of our Shepherd and follow Him and Him alone, because spiritual deception will become so intense that only those of us who are truly following Him and reading His Word and are aware of the many spiritually deceptive traps waiting to lure us into its grips, will be protected from being deceived. 

Could the following videos be an indication of the kind of “unity” and “grace” that “God put on her heart?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

When time allows, please consider listening to the information presented in the following Playlist which compares the teachings of Catholicism  to Biblical Christianity. I hope and pray that you will then realize what many of us have already come to realize, which is that there can be no unity with Catholics because many of their teachings not only contradict God’s Word, but also the Sacrifice of the Mass denies the sufficiency of Jesus’ once for all propitiatory sacrifice.

I was a former Catholic who attended twelve years of Catholic school, went through Catechism classes, made my First Holy Communion, was Confirmed, and went to Mass thousands of times.  As I began to read the Catholic Bible and compare the teachings of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to the Catholic Bible, I came to an understanding of the sufficiency of Jesus’ death as completely satisfying the wrath of God that He had towards me because of my sins. The joy that filled my heart after God helped me to see what Jesus accomplished as He suffered and died in my place, was buried, and arose again, made me shudder in horror as God opened my ears to hear Jesus being called a ‘victim’ during the Sacrifice of the Mass. Fear and bondage kept me there for another year, but the truth of God’s Word set me free, and His peace released me from the fear that held me in its grip for the many years that I was a Catholic. It is my prayer that many Catholics will come to know the truth, and that the truth of His Word will set them free and fill them with joy and peace, as well. (If you’d like to read the extremely long version of my testimony, just click on the ‘My Testimony‘ Category at the top of my blog).

 

 

Not only is the line between genuine and counterfeit Christianity being blurred, but also New Age/New Spirituality practices are being welcomed into the church and are being fully embraced by many Christians who are unaware of the fact that these “new ways to pray” are leading them down a path to spiritual deception. The only way that we as Christians can tell the difference is to read and study God’s Word so that we will know it so well that we will be able to discern truth from error as soon as we hear it.

Jesus warned about false teachers and of the spiritual deception that would take place in the last days, and His Word also says that it will come even from among those who say they are believers. (Acts 20:25-31) So why is it that many today fail or even refuse to test the messages of their favorite Bible teachers such as Beth Moore in light of  Scripture as we are shown to do in His Word? (Acts 17:11) (1 Thessalonians 5:21,22)

Besides knowing God’s Word very well, it’s also very important to be ‘aware of Satan’s devices ‘ (2 Corin. 11:2b) so that we will not be led down one of the many spiritually deceptive paths that are causing multitudes of  Christians to become deceived today. That’s why I am so thankful for ministries such as Lighthouse Trails Research, Herescope, Deception in the Church, and many others ministries that expose things such as Contemplative Prayer, Spiritual Formation, Lectio Divina, and the many other unbiblical, mystical practices that are being presented to Christians today as ways to connect with God on a more personal and intimate level.

The terms “awakening” and “awaken” as well as the call for ‘unity’ that Beth Moore and others who profess to be Christians are speaking about, are also echoing throughout the world of the occult. Below you will find some examples of how these terms are permeating our world today. The unity that they speak of is not in any way related to the “unity” that Jesus spoke of in John 17, but rather a unity in order to achieve higher levels of consciousness related to the New Age Movement, in which the ultimate goal is to ‘awaken’ you to your own divinity. (Lord willing, I will be writing about this in great detail in an upcoming post).

The following video plays on a person’s emotions and speaks about having a ‘spiritual awakening.’  Roger Ingram, who created this video says:

“One night I decide to dedicate myself completely to answering my biggest question: Does God really exist? Is there anything truly greater in this world?”

While it is true that many today have those questions,  sadly this video go on to briefly share about the experience that some people had in their ‘spiritual awakening.’  Obviously none of them were Biblical, and all of them focused on occultic practices such as ‘out of body experiences’ and experiences that brought about feelings of ‘pure love.’

 

In these videos, Andrew Strom shares how the Kundalini awakening that those involved in the New Age Movement speaks of, experience the same feelings of pure love when the serpent power that is said to lie at the base of the spine is awakened:

 

Christian writer and speaker, Warren B Smith, who was once deeply involved in the New Age Movement, gives an excellent teaching on more ways that the New Age Movement is now infiltrating the church by speaking about “oneness” and “unity,” as well as ‘The Shack,’ Contemplative Prayer, and much more, in these videos:

 

 

If you’d like to listen to Beth Moore’s full three part message, that she gave at James Robison’s ‘Awaken Now Conference,’ click HERE. Just to let you know, you now have to register before you’re able to play the videos.

Chris Rosebrough of Pirate Christian Radio gives a thought-provoking review of Beth Moore’s “eerie”  message that she gave at James Robison’s ‘Awaken Now Conference’ in the following video. Please listen when time allows:

 

 CONCERNING BETH MOORE’S INVOLVEMENT IN MYSTICISM

Below is a screen shot that I captured from a video that clearly shows you what the focus of this conference was by the bold statement that was placed on banners that were hung across the stage. This video has now been removed from YouTube. (UPDATE 9/8/15: See video under Related Videos for another one I recently found). The following video will address this and the fact that during the Passion Conference 2012 the audience was told to “Pause and be still and allow Jesus to speak to you,” and the dangers of seeking to have God ‘speak to us’ when He speaks to us through His written Word. God has already spoken to us through His one and only Son, Jesus Christ   –the Word made flesh. (Read Hebrews 1:1-3 and John 1:1-5)

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As you can see from the quick capture below, the researchers at Lighthouse Trails have been strongly warning about Beth Moore’s involvement in and promotion of mysticism:

Capture Beth Moore - Be Still DVD - Mystical Contemplative Prayer - Lighthouse Trails Research(SOURCE)<– Click here to continue reading much more of this article. When time allows, I hope that you will consider reading many more articles that Lighthouse Trails has on Beth Moore, Contemplative Prayer, Mysticism, and much more, so that you can be well informed and come to realize the urgent need to constantly test all the teachings of everyone who claims to be teaching God’s Word).

Capture Lighthouse Trails Research - Does Beth Moore Still Promote Contemplative Prayer(SOURCE) <–Click here to continue reading.

 

ANALYZING SOME OF BETH MOORE’S MESSAGES

 

 

IN CLOSING

If your church is sponsoring Beth Moore’s simulcast, or presenting Beth Moore ‘Bible studies’ for the women at your church, and you share the   serious concerns that many of us have about her teachings, consider   sharing your valid concerns with the leadership at your church. Be prepared though. I have heard of many women sharing how their valid concerns were ignored when they brought information to back up what they were saying. No matter how they may react to what you say, just remain faithful to ‘earnestly contend for the faith.’

If you have come to the point of placing your trust in Jesus Christ alone for your salvation and live to simply honor Him in all that you do and say and stand for Biblical truth, you will one day hear Him say to you, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” If we keep that in mind, it makes the rejection and loneliness that we sometimes feel from other Christians who refuse to listen to our warnings less painful.

If you have not yet come to the point of placing your trust in Jesus Christ alone for your salvation, I pray that you will take the time to seek God in His Word and ask Him to reveal the truth to you. Your eternity is at stake. There is no second chance after death. There is a heaven and a hell, and Jesus paid your debt to sin in full. God’s Word says that “now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2) Tomorrow is promised to no one.

Do not place your trust in the teachings of men (or women) or of a certain church or religious system. Look to Jesus Christ alone for your salvation, and read His Word alone for the truth that will set you free. Test the teachings of all whom you choose to listen to against God’s Word, because spiritual deception will continue to intensify as the return of Jesus Christ continues to draw closer and closer. Are you ready?

 

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(Added 9/8/15) In this video you will not only see Beth Moore at Passion 2012, the banner that says “Jesus speak to me,” and hear a portion of what many to believe was Lectio Divina, but you will also see more evidence that demonstrate why many Christians have valid concerns about Beth Moore:

 

Test Joyce Meyer’s teachings against Scripture, and you will find that she is clearly a false teacher:

 

I added this video to demonstrate to you not only how many others in ministry are speaking about an awakening, but also to ask you to discern if the opening of the Awakening Revival at Celebration Church looks like the beginning of true revival to you:

CATHOLICISM

 

 

 

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“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)

“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 20:27-31)

“But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.” (2 Peter 2:1)

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.  And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light,  It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.  Their end will be what their actions deserve.”        (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)

“Watch out for false prophets.  They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.  By their fruit you will recognize them.  Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?  Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.  A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.  “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 7:15-23)

“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.  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 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 spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.” (2 Corinthians 11:3,4)

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever.  Amen.  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 1:3-9)

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your 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.” (Ephesians 6:10-12)

“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)

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

“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 4:7-10)

“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)

“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)

“But evil men and imposters will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (2 Timothy 3:13)

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

 

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FURTHER READING FOR YOU:

SHARON LAREAU – EVALUATING BETH MOORE’S UPCOMING LIVE SIMULCAST – CHAPTER 3 MINISTRIES

PASTOR KEN SILVA- APPRISING THE BOOK OF BETH MOORE THUS SAITH THE LORD MY BRIDE IS PARALYZED BY UNBELIEF

BETH MOORE REVISITED – GLENN CHATFIELD – THE WATCHMAN’S BAGPIPES

FROM THE LATE PASTOR KEN SILVA – WHY IS BETH MOORE’S VISION CONCERNING THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH DEMONIC

LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS RESEARCH – WARREN B SMITH – HOW THE “QUANTUM CHRIST” (GOD IS IN EVERYTHING) IS TRANSFORMING THE WORLD…AND ENTERING THE CHURCH

UPDATE

Lord willing, another new post coming soon.

 

(PLEASE CONSIDER TAKING TIME TO READ THE COMMENTS THE CHILDREN MAKE ON THIS VIDEO)

POST UPDATED OCTOBER 2, 2017 7:40 P.M. ADDED VIDEO ‘FOR MY MORMON FRIENDS – WHY NO MORE TEMPLES?‘ WILL ADD A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING MORMONISM WHEN TIME ALLOWS.

I am sure many of you who have children have at some time seen the SCHOLASTIC Reading selection of books that your child would bring home from school. When my children were young they would choose innocent books such as ‘ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN, CHILD DETECTIVE’ and ‘AMELIA BEDELIA.’ Now, however, starting this fall there will be a new series that will become a part of Scholastic Reading:

SPIRIT ANIMALS’

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If you’d like to read Chapter One of ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS: WILD BORN’ in it’s entirety, and make a comment as well, you can do so >HERE.<

Now I must admit that there were occult themed books in the SCHOLASTIC reading selections back when my children were young, as well, but being fully aware of the dangers of the occult because of what I dabbled in when I was young and not yet a Christian, I never allowed my children to read or watch anything of that nature so as to protect them from being lured into the occult as I had been.  (I may at some point in time write about that, so as to make you aware of some of the dangers, as well as the many warnings in Scripture that I will definitely be adding to this post as I continue).

I know that there will be some of you out there who will say that I am “overreacting to this,” and that “this series is harmless fantasy,” and “if it causes a child to become interested in reading, then it will be a good thing,” etc. I do commend SCHOLASTIC for their effort and even their success in developing a child’s interest in reading. Their motto is ‘Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life.’  However, here are some videos for you that I pray will cause you to stop and think again and become concerned, and maybe even express your concerns to SCHOLASTIC and to your schools, as well.  But before I do, here is the link to the article written by Berit Kjos  that I first found posted at STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH!  —SNARED BY THE RISING EVIL’

HERE’S A ‘QUICK CAPTURE’ OF A PORTION OF THAT ARTICLE:

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First I’ll start with a video of an interview with SCHOLASTIC author, Brandon Mull about the ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS‘ series :

I seriously hesitate to even post the following video thinking that I may possibly influence someone to become involved with this occult practice, but here is just one example of the many videos your child will see at the side bar if he/she watches a video about the seemingly innocent ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS.’  In this video, Steve Farmer talks about how to tap into the ‘energy of the earth’ and the ‘life force’ of ‘spirit animals,’ as well.  I pray you will come to realize the spiritual/religious/ ‘new age’ agenda that is at work here through something so attractive and appealing as the new series, ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS.’

The passage of Scripture that came to mind as I prayed and cautiously watched the video above, is this one:

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–His eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.  For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts became darkened.  Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like man and birds and animals and reptiles.  Therefore, God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.  They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator –who is forever praised.  Amen.” (Romans 1:18-24)

…because if you listened to what he said, you can clearly hear the religious/spiritual/occultic spirit that permeates his words.

The other videos your child will find to watch in the side bar on YouTube if they see the ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS SERIES TRAILER’ or one similar to it, are videos such as:“Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides – Review by NewAge.com – Tarot and Oracle Cards.”  Or, “How to Find Your Power Animal | Wicca,” or “Totem Tuesday – Finding Your Power Animal.”   Can you now see the spiritual danger this new series poses to your child? They also have a website where a child can go and find out what their ‘SPIRIT ANIMAL’ is! (Which I will not share here).

I want to take the time now to express my sincere and deep appreciation to STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH!’  for bringing this information concerning SPIRIT ANIMALS to the attention of all their readers by warning about this on their website! –Thank you very much!

And now I am bringing it to your attention, my dear readers. I am warning you because I care, and see it as my responsibility before God to make you aware of this so that you might become informed of the genuine occult agenda that is — at this very moment — at work to not only lure your child into the occult, but also seeking to ultimately remove any Biblical teaching you have so faithfully tried to plant into the heart and mind of your child, as God’s Word shows us to do.

                                                                      

SCRIPTURES AND SOME STRONG WORDS

CONCERNING THE OCCULT

“Be careful to obey all these regulations I am giving you so that it may always go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is good and right in the eyes of the LORD your God.  The LORD your God will cut off before you the nations you are about to invade and dispossess .  But when you have driven them out and settled in their land, and after they have been destroyed before you, be careful not to be ensnared by inquiring about their gods, saying,  “How do these nations serve their gods?  We will do the same.”  You must not worship the LORD your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the LORD hates.  (My Note: Yoga/Christoga and ‘contemplative prayer’ come to mind here). They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.  (My Note: Abortion could be the modern day equivalent to that).  See that you do all that I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.”  (Deuteronomy 12:28-32)

“If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says,  “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,”you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer.  The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love Him with all your heart and all your soul.  It is the LORD your God you must follow and Him you must revere.  Keep His commands and obey Him; serve Him and hold fast to Him.  That prophet or dreamer must be put to death for inciting rebellion against the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery.  That prophet or dreamer tried to turn you from the way of the LORD your God commanded you to follow.  You must purge the evil from among you.  If your very own brother, or your son or your daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying,  “Let us go and worship other gods,” (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, gods of the people around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other,) do not yield to them or listen to them.  Show them no pity.  Do not spare them or shield them.  You must certainly put them to death.  Your hand must be the first in putting them to death, and then the hands of all the people.  Stone them to death, because they tried to turn you away from the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.  Then all Israel will hear and be afraid and no one among you will do such an evil thing again.” (Deuteronomy 13:1-11)

(Although God does not command or condone killing for those reasons today because of His mercy and patience, (Titus 3:5, 1 Peter 1:3, 2 Peter 3:9) and because Jesus took the full wrath that God has towards us because of our sins upon Himself when He gave His life for us on the cross, His warnings should still be heeded and not ignored!)

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine: but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires.  They will turn their ears away from the truth, and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:3,4)

And lest you think that there is not a rise in paganism and mythology today, you have only to look at some of the  books as well as videos on the same subject that are very popular today, such as this one:

(Didn’t find the exact video that I saw before, but the following one makes my point just as well).  First, to start off with, Doug and Joe Hagman (father and son) open this video by introducing Steve Quayle’s book, ‘GENESIS 6 GIANTS’ by saying in part: 

“What if everything you had been taught about ancient history turned out to be almost 100% …we’ll say 90% false…what if you found out that the myths, the legends of old were based on voluminous archaeological and skeletal finds that detail an alternate explanation and filled in the question marks and gaps in explaining true history.  …”Genesis 6 will make you question who keeps the truth hidden and why.” 

Steve Quayle — a professing Christian — tells us some of the following beginning at 2 minutes and 33 seconds into the video:

“…every day there are new reports breaking out all over the world…supernatural events …people seeing signs in the sun, moon, and stars…falling stars that are falling directly perpendicular to the earth…people…watching stargates opening up…”

“Let me share this.  I got my first introduction of this by revelation…”   “I think God in His mercy…He gives us 2 sets of scales we obviously have the conscience which is a set of scales on our hearts which we measure what’s right and what’s wrong…and then the scale over our eyes…most Christians are blind to spiritual truths because number one  the pastors don’t know how to teach this stuff…but 99% of the Christian church will not teach what I’m going to teach tonight.”  (My Note: Maybe for good reason!)

Steve then shares what a pastor friend of his said to him:

“The other night in prayer the Lord said, “It’s time, David, for you to start looking into this because I’m going to give you revelation.”  

And the key word is…“Revelation.”  There is a move today in so-called “Christianity” that says, “God gives new revelation today.” Another person who presents this would be Beth Moore, who told those in attendance at Passion 2012 to:

  “….pause and be still and ask Jesus to speak His Word to us.” 

And Louie Giglio did that as well when he asked those in the audience at Passion 2012: 

“How many of you heard the voice of God speak specifically, clearly, directly, and personally to you?” 

You can read more and watch the video on my post here>>PASSION 2013 CONFERENCE — WILL THERE BE MORE MYSTICISM?’ (NOTE: JUST FOUND OUT THE VIDEOS I ORIGINALLY POSTED ARE NOW ‘PRIVATE’ AND CAN NO LONGER BE SEEN, SO I POSTED ANOTHER ONE, AS WELL AS ONE THAT WILL EXPLAIN ALL OF THIS TO YOU).

In the following video series, Steve Quayle quotes many passages from extra biblical books: the Book of Enoch, the Forgotten Books of Eden, and The Book of Giants.  Even though he makes it clear that these books are not to be put on the same level as Scripture, he attempts to make it so by first declaring that “God” gave all this information to him (and his pastor friend) and then by quoting from those books. And at the 12 min. and 35 second mark in the video, Steve says:

“Years and years ago, almost 40 years ago, the Lord said,  “Steve, I want to teach you the roots of evil so you don’t deal just strictly with the fruit of evil.  If you only deal with the fruit of evil you miss the root of evil.”  So basically it’s basic uh, God teaching me how to help these other kids.” 

And when a person claims to get “revelation from God” then we dare not question them or test them against Scripture, right?  Wrong!! (Acts 17:11)  (1 Thessalonians 5:21,22)

In another similar video that I watched, Steve Quayle encourages people to go to his web site and read what he posted concerning the ‘ancient texts,’ (such as the Book of Enoch, the Book of Giants, and the Forgotten Books of Eden) and says how ‘these books talk about and show the very nature and character of God.’ Well, I don’t know about you, but I believe God’s Word, the Bible, is all we need to read so that we can clearly come to know the nature and character of God! The information he shares in his videos are bizarre to say the least, and even though I do believe that many of the UFO sightings are demonic in nature, his ideas go beyond, and even contrary to Scripture.  See what you think:

Below is a link to an article on the subject that you can read on HERESCOPE 

>THE RESURRECTION OF PAGAN GODS<

When I began to see many videos surfacing on YouTube concerning ‘the return of ‘the Nephilim’ and on those who teach that these ‘sons of God’ found in Genesis 6:1-4 are fallen angels and that ‘they  intermingled with women and produced a race of hybrids,’ I found the information to be very disturbing and unbiblical.

Here’s the passage of Scripture where this teaching supposedly comes from:

“Now it came to pass when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them. that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they too wives for themselves of all whom they chose.  And the LORD said,  My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”  There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them.  Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.” (Genesis 6:1-4)

You know that feeling you get when you know what you’re hearing is not Biblical, and the red flags are continually popping up, and certain Scriptures come to mind, but you don’t quite know where to go to find information written by a solid Bible believing Christian who ‘rightly handles the Word of God’ (2 Timothy 2:15) that will confirm what you’re thinking? 

Well, thankfully, in my search to find some Biblically sound information to refute these teachings, I finally came upon some. Please consider reading the following article I found on the HERESCOPE website that exposes these popular teachings written by men such as Steve Quayle, Tom Horn, Chris Putnam, and others. Sadly, their teachings are being embraced by many Christians today.  Now, more than ever before, we need to read and study God’s Word so we are not led into deception!

WEBSITE: HERESCOPE – THE NEPHILIM

“For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.”           (2 Peter 1:16)

In order to try and tie this all together so you can see the connection between ‘Spirit Animals’ and the occult, and the rise of mythology, and the attempt going on by some to distort certain passages of Scripture, I found this article by Sandy Simpson, entitled: THE THIRD WAVE “NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION” in which he explains the “heretical doctrines and ideas that have fused together to form the teachings of the movement.”

Capture Spiritism - animal spiritsI realize the print is quite small in the “quick capture” above, so I will post it for you below:

“Spiritism includes trans-mediums, New Age channeling, Edgar Cayse, seances, and Ouija.  This form of occultism would also include Satanic groups that worship Satan and who attempt to gain supernatural power by contacting, worshiping, or appeasing Satan and his demons.  The occult practice of Spiritualism (Spiritism) is given a new name in the New Age Channeling or trance channeling.  Spirit beings, “ascended masters,” deceased humans, or animal spirits allegedly communicate important messages by temporarily entering the body and controlling the voice of a host (channel or medium).  Most channelers give the same basic message, man is God.”  (The Watchman Expositor, Index of Cults, 1997, http://www.watchman.org/cat953htm (Emphasis in lavender is mine).

 

Something for all of you to think and pray about. 

The occult is on the rise. All you have to do is take a look at the many t.v. programs and movies that are popular today and you will see this is true. Look at the success of Harry Potter books and movies that are filled with occult practices, though some would still choose to strongly disagree and call it ‘fantasy.’ 

Even though this may seem to be off of the subject of ‘Spirit Animals,‘ here’s Part 1 of 2 of ‘HARRY POTTER: WITCHCRAFT REPACKAGED.’ The information in this video series will clearly make my point of how children are being seduced and indoctrinated into the occult. 

Starting at the 19:26 minute mark, it speaks of ‘shape changing,‘ –the concept of changing into an animal, which again, points out the occult connection with ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS.’ 

And to top it all off, if you didn’t notice it in the first ‘quick capture’ I posted above, in Part 2 of this video series, you will hear them say (beginning at the 22:14 minute mark), that SCHOLASTIC Inc., is the  publisher of the Harry Potter series; they eagerly secured the publishing rights of Harry Potter, supplying the Harry Potter series to all schools!

**ADDED 11/15/13** INFORMATION REFUTING THE MANY UNBIBLICAL TEACHINGS THAT ARE SADLY BEING EMBRACED BY MANY CHRISTIANS TODAY, SUCH AS ‘THE NEPHILIM’

True believers will repent and renounce occultic practices:

“Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done.  A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas (note: drachma -silver coin worth about a day’s wages). In this way the Word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.”  (Acts 19:18-20)

Those who reject God’s clear warnings in His Word and choose to become involved in sorcery and witchcraft, are in rebellion. And concerning rebellion, God’s Word says:

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” (1 Samuel 15:23)

“But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” (Luke 13:3)

“He said to me: “It is done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.  To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.  Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.  But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur.  This is the second death.” (Revelation 21:6-8)

All that to say: Sin starts out gradually leading one astray. Something so seemingly cute and innocent as ‘SPIRIT ANIMALS’ could one day be the cause of leading your child away from Christ and into occult bondage. I end with this strong warning from God’s Word, the Bible:

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

**UPDATED 8/13/14** IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

As I was searching for information to help a young reader of the ‘Spirit Animals’ book series who commented on this post hoping she would then clearly see the valid concerns many of us as Christians have about these books, I came across some information concerning the author, Brandon Mull, that I wasn’t aware of when I first wrote this post. I believe what I am about to share with you will raise the level of concerns that many of us who are Christians already have about this series, and hopefully open the eyes of those who think these books are just “harmless fantasy” which encourages children to read, and I will also point out a possible ulterior motive that Brandon Mull may have for writing these books. I can’t judge his heart, but when I found this information I knew I now had the responsibility of sharing this information with all of you so you could be well informed and extremely cautious if you were considering allowing your children to read these books.

First, I found the following information that clearly points out the fact that Brandon Mull is a Mormon who also attended BYU, a university owned and operated by the LDS church, and he “served an LDS (Latter-day Saints) mission in Chile.”

Capture Brandon Mull Spirit Animals author and MormonSOURCE

I am sure that Brandon is probably a very nice person as many Mormons are. However, it’s possible that he may be incorporating some of his Mormon beliefs into his writings and leading many children astray.  If some of you are not aware of what the Mormon religion teaches, please watch the following video:

Next, I decided to check his website. And, as you can see from the ‘quick capture’ below which was taken from the section entitled, “Live Twitter Interview and Live UStream Q&A,” which took place in March 18th, 2010, I found him encouraging his fans to follow him on Twitter. You can also see him telling his fans in Step 5 to “follow Mormon Times,” which clearly goes beyond simply talking about his books!

Capture Info found on Brandonmull.com encouraging kids to follow him on TwitterSOURCE

Then I decided to check out ‘Mormon Times’ on Twitter to read their description.  And as you can see, this was set up “for and about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”  (SOURCE) 

Capture Mormon Times on Twitter - Brandon Mull encouraged his fans to sign up on Twitter and follow him and M T

So why is Brandon Mull telling his fans to follow ‘Mormon Times’ if it’s not to lead them into the Mormon church? I can think of no other reason. Can you??

Parents be aware of what your children are reading! Take time to do some research on the authors of  the books as well as the messages of the books your children are interested in reading to see if you find people expressing their concerns over the contents of these books.

IN CLOSING

I will end with the following ‘quick capture’ from a portion of Berit Kjos’ article entitled, Snared by the Rising Evil, as well as more Scriptures, and videos concerning Mormonism:

In part, Berit Kjos says the following in ‘Snared by the Rising Evil.’  And, Marittea, (the girl who made a comment on this post) and everyone else, please keep this truth in mind when considering reading books such as ‘Spirit Animals‘ and viewing occult-themed movies:

This deadly war between “good” and “evil” continues throughout the series.  But remember, from a Christian perspective, both sides are occult.  The main difference is simply the fact that the “good” side of evil seems far more less threatening to children than the dark and scary side.”

Capture Berit Kjos 'Snared by the Rising Evil'SOURCE

SCRIPTURES

“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 spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.”  (2 Corinthians 11:3,4)

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever.  Amen.  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 1:3-9)

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your 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.” (Ephesians 6:10-12)

“Jesus answered,  “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)

“Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth.” (John 17:17)

In light of this new information that I have just shared with you in this update, I now encourage you to please watch Christy Darlington’s excellent presentation,  ‘An Overview of Mormonism.’ I pray you will take the time to learn from her so that you will know how to lovingly share the truth from God’s Word with a Mormon so the next time they come to your door you will consider inviting them in instead of turning them away. (She also has an excellent teaching series on her channel to help you understand the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses and how to reach them with the truth of God’s Word, as well).

Spiritual deception comes through many forms: books, movies, religions, etc.  However, God has given us His Word.   And to those who are born-again by His Spirit, He gives us His Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth.

I don’t know if Brandon Mull added any Mormon theology to his ‘Spirit Animals’ books, but I hope you now realize from this new information that I have added to this post just how cautious we must be not only of what we choose to read, watch, and accept, but also what our children read, watch, and accept. Above all, I pray that you will come to appreciate God’s Word that can be trusted and is proved accurate and reliable by archaeological and historical evidence, and that you will test all you hear and read in light of Scripture so you will never be deceived. (Matthew 24:3-5, 1 Thessalonians 5:21,22, Acts 17:11)

UPDATED AGAIN AT 3:22 P.M. SEPTEMBER 25, 2017:

When I originally wrote this post back in 2013, my main focus was on warning about the series SPIRIT ANIMALS because I saw the need to warn about the lure that these books may have upon children to lead them into the world of the occult. However, even though I did add some good information concerning the teachings of Mormonism, in all fairness, because of a comment that I recently received from a Mormon woman, I want to now take time to add some more videos that I pray will reach many precious Mormons with the truth concerning their teachings compared to God’s Word, the Bible.

I am sure that there are many Mormons who are simply not aware of all of the teachings of Mormonism, just as I was not aware of all of the teachings of Catholicism through the many years that I was a Catholic –until I began to read a little Catholic New Testament Bible and God opened my eyes to see the good news of the Biblical gospel! I also discovered many serious concerns regarding the teachings of Catholicism and how they do not agree with what God says in His Word, the Bible, when I began to do some research, which included reading through the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a series that I will get back to writing when life settles down a little for me, and I finish the series on the Alleged Apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

We must test every teaching by everyone who claims to speak for God to see if what they are saying lines up with Scripture. (Acts 17:11) Otherwise we are to reject the teaching as false, regardless of who the person is and what the person may claim as a message from God.

God makes it clear in His Word that our faith and commit to Him will be tested to see if we truly love Him with our whole heart and soul:

“If a prophet or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) and let us worship them,” you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love Him with all you heart and with all your soul. It is the LORD your God you must follow, and Him you must revere.” (Deuteronomy 13:1-4)

 

Here now are some videos with personal testimonies of former Mormons, videos with a lot of documented information, and quotes made by Joseph Smith and other Mormons to point out the comparison:

Former Mormon And Great Great Granddaughter of Brigham Young, Sandra Tanner:

FURTHER INFORMATION (MORE TO COME)

QUOTES (ADDED 10:32 a.m. 9/25/17)

First two quotes taken from the video above: What Do Mormons Believe About God

 

Quote below was quick captured from the video above: Differences Between Mormonism and Biblical Christianity, by Ron Rhodes

QUOTE MADE BY JOSEPH SMITH (WILL ADD MORE).

“Come on! ye prosecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on the top at last. I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet.” (History of the Church, vol. 6, p. 408-409)

 

MORE TESTIMONIES OF FORMER MORMONS

 

The more I learn about Mormonism, the more I see similarities between their teachings and the teachings of Catholicism: The priesthood, becoming gods (see quotes below the following video), and they even speak of a Heavenly Mother, as this video points out:

Note the similarities between what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches and what the Mormon Church/The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches:

“For the Son of God became man so that we might become God.” “The only begotten Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in his divinity, assumed our nature, so that he, made man, might make men gods.” (CCC PARA 460)

“As man is, God once was; as God is, man may become.” (5th LDS President, Lorenzo Snow) (SOURCE)

“God, himself, was once as we are now and is an exalted man and sits enthroned in yonder heaven. I’m going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea and take away the veil so that you may see he was once a man like us and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves.” (Joseph Smith, Founder of the Mormon Church/The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) (See video below).

UPDATED 10/2/17 BY ADDING THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT VIDEO:

Comparison Chart – Mormonism and Christianity

https://www.namb.net/apologetics/comparison-chart-mormonism-and-christianity

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COMING SOON, LORD WILLING *(UPDATE: ALREADY POSTED)

POEM – WOE TO THE SHEPHERDS

POST – PART 2 OF MY TESTIMONY: FROM FEAR AND UNCERTAINTY TO PEACE AND ASSURANCE – HOW GOD REVEALED THE TRUTH TO ME WHILE I WAS READING A CATHOLIC NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE

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


**UPDATED ** AUGUST 13, 2014 ADDED IMPORTANT AND RELEVANT INFORMATION CONCERNING AUTHOR, BRANDON MULL.  DATED 8/13/14

**UPDATED 11/15/13 11:43 A.M.** ADDED VIDEO EXPOSING THE POPULAR ACCEPTANCE OF ‘THE NEPHILIM’ AND MORE

**UPDATED 6/17/16** REPLACED DELETED VIDEOS WITH OTHER ONES AFTER REALIZING THEY HAD BEEN DELETED

**UPDATED 9/25/17** ADDED VIDEO TESTIMONIES OF FORMER MORMONS, AS WELL AS VIDEOS COMPARING THE TEACHINGS OF JOSEPH SMITH TO SCRIPTURE

**UPDATED 10/2/17** ADDED VIDEO ‘FOR MY MORMON FRIENDS – WHY NO MORE TEMPLES?’

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