(UPDATED 9/8/16 12:34 p.m.)
Even though I am presently not writing any more Warning You With Tears Wednesday posts, I decided that occasionally I need to alert you to some spiritually dangerous things that are coming up so that no one will be deceived, and so that you will be prepared to warn other Christians who may be easily led astray because they fail to test things against Scripture. Here are a few things that I would like to bring to your attention:
SPIRITUAL DANGER AHEAD FOR SEPTEMBER
1) It was brought to my attention that on this past Sunday, September 4th, 2016, Mother Teresa was declared a saint by Pope Francis:
The following article written by former Dominican priest for 22 years, Richard Bennett, has some very sad and disturbing information about Mother Teresa’s life and her beliefs. They clearly show that she did not have the peace that comes from knowing Jesus Christ and the Biblical gospel, and placing one’s trust in Jesus Christ alone for one’s salvation:
2) This morning as I was on Facebook for just a few short minutes, I discovered that there is going to be another prayer event taking place tonight in my area which is being presented in the name of “unity.” At this point after doing some research, it is not yet clear what type of churches are gathering together for prayer, but one thing is for sure. God’s Word is very clear about the unity and oneness that He desires..it is based on uniting with those who stand for Biblical truth and not with those who preach “another Jesus” and “another gospel.” (2 Corinthians 11:3,4, Galatians 1:6-9)
9/8/16 Here is an update for you concerning last night’s Pray Chicago:
I will first begin by saying that many of us who are Bible believing Christians are deeply grieved over the extreme increase in violence in many of our neighborhoods, and heartbroken because of the many innocent men, women, and children who have lost their lives due to gun violence, and we should be praying! However, when it comes to unity and oneness, as Christians we must never give in to compromise –no matter how good the reason for unity may appear to be! Sadly, by what can be seen on PrayChicago’s Facebook page, it certainly appears as though Moody Bible Institute has given in to compromise. In the first quick capture below you will see many people linking hands throughout Moody Bible Institute. In the second quick capture you will see this comment by the writer, Elizabeth Matthews, of FOX32 that should cause you to become concerned :
“Hundreds of people from all walks of life and religions came together Wednesday to simply pray.” (Emphasis is mine).
PrayChicago was just the beginning of a 77 day prayer campaign and continue throughout a total of 77 communities in the Chicago area.
3) Speaking of prayer events and unity, have you heard about the Mekudeshet Festival that is taking place right now in Jerusalem? It started September 4th and continues until September 23rd. Christians, Jews, and Muslims are gathering together at this event which has been called ‘AMEN–A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL BELIEVERS.’ I will refrain from sharing the many outrageous speculations that many have written about concerning what they believe will take place during this festival, but one thing is certain…we are definitely seeing the One World Religion continuing to form right before our eyes, and it’s all being done in the name of unity.
Please do not allow yourselves to become one of the many who have been deceived by these calls for unity that prey upon your emotions! As believers in Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, we must walk in the truth that is so clearly revealed in God’s Word, the Bible. We cannot have true unity with anyone unless they believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this earth and lived the perfect, sinless life that we could never life and who died to give His life for all of us because of our sins. We cannot have true unity with anyone unless they believe the Biblical gospel…that Jesus Christ’s once for all sacrifice was sufficient to pay the debt for all of our sins. Each one of us must choose to place our trust in His death as full payment for our sins, and that He arose bodily from the dead proving that His sacrifice was accepted by God and that He was and is God.
Jesus Christ made the bold statement that sets us as Christians apart from all other religions:
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
God’s Word declares Jesus Christ to be the only Mediator between God and men:
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (1 Timothy 2:5,6)
Regardless of these events calling for unity and loving one another by laying aside our differences, God’s Word says the following:
“I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.” (2 John 1:4)
“For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (3 John 1:3,4)
“Sanctify them through thy truth; thy Word is truth.” (John 17:17)
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
4) Steven Furtick, the pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, is having another Code Orange Revival starting September 9th and continues through September 18th. Some of the speakers include Joyce Meyer, Christine Caine, Craig Groeschel, Carl Lentz, and Louie Giglio:
With a list of speakers like that who are known to oftentimes twist God’s Word and to preach “another gospel” and “another Jesus,” (Galatians 1:6-9, 2 Corinthians 11:3,4) there can be no true Biblical revival. Just listen to the following video (and the ones that I posted further below) and you will understand why I can honestly say that. Also, when time allows, please consider reading some of the Related Posts further below, and please take a moment to pray for discernment before you do.
Although I do not agree with Chris Rosebrough of Fighting For The Faith on some important theological issues, I respect him and appreciate all that he does as he reviews sermons and teachings of many popular preachers and teachers in order to help Christians see the extreme importance of testing what they say against Scripture, and to help us all to think Biblically and critically. In the following video, he gives us Biblical evidence to show that Carl Lentz is not qualified to be a pastor:
I was not aware of anything unbiblical concerning Louie Giglio and anything that he had said until I heard many people express their serious concerns about what took place at the Passion Conference in 2012:
Louie Giglio was one of the speakers at the Passion 2012 Conference. When I heard it announced that the Passion 2013 Conference was soon to take place, I decided to send out a warning and wrote the following post in order to alert Christians to beware of what may take place at this Conference, as well. When time allows, please consider reading it, as well as the following post in which I shared a lot of information concerning the unbiblical, mystical teachings and practices that sadly are popular today…the same teachings that were presented and done at the Passion 2012 Conference. You will also find information on the following post about author and speaker, Louie Giglio, pastor of Elevation Church, Steven Furtick, pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, Rolling Meadows, James MacDonald, author and speaker, Beth Moore, and others that you need to be aware of:
I had never heard of Levi Lusko before, until someone brought to my attention the fact that he had preached at my former church, Harvest Bible Chapel, Rolling Meadows. After listening to his sermon and doing some research on him, I saw the need to send out a warning to hopefully reach some people who attend Harvest — and all Christians — so that they see the importance, once again, of ‘examining the Scriptures daily to see if what is being said is true.’ (Acts 17:11) When time allows, please consider reading the serious concerns that one should have about some of Levi Lusko’s teachings that I documented in the final portion of the following post that I wrote last year. This post also includes another sermon review by Chris Rosebrough in which he tests the teachings of Craig Groeschel (another speaker at the upcoming Code Orange Revival) against Scripture to clearly point out some of his unbiblical teachings that are in his sermons. The following post also includes important information concerning Steven Furtick, Louie Giglio, information concerning the Passion Conferences in light of Scripture, and more:
4) Beth Moore is having another Living Proof live event, and sadly, my former church of 14 1/2 years — Harvest Bible Chapel Rolling Meadows — began promoting this to their women way back in March:
Yes, ladies, I know that Beth Moore has a way of being able to communicate with her audience on a very personal level, and she can make you laugh and even cry when she shares her stories with you, but please keep in mind that God’s Word warns us about spiritual deception and false teachers in the last days. (2 Peter 2:1-3, Romans 16:17, 1 Timothy 4:1-5, 2 Timothy 4:3, Matt. 7:15-20).
Can you honestly say that you test everything that she says at her events and in her books against Scripture as God’s Word shows us that we are to do? (Acts 17:11) (1 Thessalonians 5:21,22) If the pastor and leaders at your church are among the many who sadly are promoting Beth Moore, when time allows please consider reading the following articles as well as some of the article that I posted the links to further below so that you will come to realize some of the errors in her teachings and some of the dangerous things that she has said:
If anything else comes to my attention that you need to be aware of concerning some of the spiritually dangerous things that are ahead in September, I will continue to update this post for you during the month. I will pin this post near the top of my blog so that you can easily find it.
Now I’ll end this post by sharing a few good things with you in order to encourage you spiritually and to help you become more discerning:
1) If you appreciate the many good authors on the Lighthouse Trails Research Blog and would love to be able to have many of their books but simply can’t afford them all, Lighthouse Trails shows us a way that we can access many of them for free!
2) Lighthouse Trails Research also has a very good booklet out that everyone needs to read, because when it comes to spiritual deception, those who are being deceived do not even realize it. When time allows, I hope that you will consider reading it:
NEW BOOKLET: HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE BEING SPIRITUALLY ABUSED OR DECEIVED – A SPIRITUAL ABUSE QUESTIONNAIRE
Here are some of the speakers that Steven Furtick chose to give their messages at the Code Orange Revival that took place in 2012. As you can see from looking at the videos below, sadly, Steven Furtick chose known Modalist and Word of Faith/Prosperity preacher T D Jakes to be among those who spoke:
JOYCE MEYER AND OTHER FALSE TEACHERS
Pray and listen very carefully to what Beth Moore says in the following video to see if you can discern what she is actually saying:
When Steven Furtick made the choice to have Word of Faith preacher and known Modalist speak at his Code Orange Revival back in 2012, that raised serious concerns for many Christians! A Modalist is someone who denies the doctrine of the Trinity — the belief that there are three distinct Persons in the Godhead, and yet only one God — and instead, a Modalist believes that God appeared in three different modes.
My former pastor, James MacDonald, invited T D Jakes to be one of the speakers at his Elephant Room ll Conference back at the end of January 2012, right before the Code Orange Revival. The fact that T D Jakes was declared by all of the pastors that took part in the Conference that night as now having a Biblical view of the Trinity, when he obviously did not, was the main reason that brought me to the point of finally leave Harvest Bible Chapel after 14 1/2 years. Taking a stand for Biblical truth must be that important to us as Christians that we will do whatever it takes to earnestly contend for the faith –even if it means leaving our church and our friends after being there for many, many years.
In the following video you will hear James White review much of what T D Jakes said that night in the Elephant Room ll Conference, and then you decide if Steven Furtick — and James MacDonald — can be trusted as men of God who preach the Word of God without apology and who faithfully protect the people in their church from false teachers.
Note: Even though I strongly disagree with James White and the position that he holds concerning reformed theology because these teachings do not line up with Scripture, I respect him and appreciate all that he does, especially when he debates Catholic theologians and Muslims. I deeply appreciate him for making this video which is how I came to realize that what took place that night during the Elephant Room ll Conference was not honoring to God in the least bit because they failed to address T D Jakes concerning his heretical Word of Faith teachings, and they left all in attendance that night to believe that T D Jakes now holds to the Biblical understanding of the Trinity when he does not.
Please be sure that you pray for discernment whenever you listen to any pastor or teacher share God’s Word with you so that you will never be deceived!
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
“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 sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)
“I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)
“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 the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!” (Galatians 1:6-9)
“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different 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)
“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you.” (2 Peter 2:1)
“Therefore, I declare to you today 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. So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.” (Acts 20:26-31)
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” (Matthew 7: 13-15)
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men. after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)
Although I have been trying to finish the next post in my new series (in which I am comparing the teachings found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church to the Catholic Bible in order to reach Catholics with the truly good news of the gospel), I am sorry to say that I will not be able to finish it by the end of the month as I had hoped, which, as hard as it is to believe, is today. Not only did I have to take care of some important business matters this month, but also because of all the research that I found necessary to put into this particular installment, I now realize that I will need at least another week in order to finish it. So I decided to spend some time putting this post together for you since it has been so long since I have written something to share with you besides a few Sermon Sunday posts.
I hope you learned from reading this post just how extremely importance it is to test everything that your favorite pastors and teachers are saying against the truth of God’s Word –the Bible. God has given us His very Words, so never lose sight of that amazing truth! Never grow tired of reading it, and never seek to have an “experience with God” as many Christian leaders are now leading you to believe that you can have. By doing so they are basically telling you that God’s Word is not sufficient, and they are leading many Christians who lack discernment right into the world of the occult!
UPDATED 9/2/16 12:06 a.m., UPDATED 10:59 a.m., UPDATED 9:24 a.m., UPDATED 8:45 a.m., UPDATED 7:52 a.m., UPDATED 7:00 a.m.) I have the day off today, so I will be taking a lot of time throughout the day to continuously update this post by adding the information that I lost yesterday until it is completed. Then I will delete these added notes concerning the times that I posted all of the “UPDATES” and add them to the bottom of this post instead.
(UPDATE: 9/1/16) I spent all my free time today updating this post with a lot of information, and unfortunately my computer just crashed and all of the changes that I made to this post weren’t saved, and they were not among the only two revisions that were saved in the WordPress memory. Lord willing, when time allows, I will work on this post tomorrow and just continue to hit the “Update” button so this never happens again. I added a few updates to this post now, but it’s too late to do any more since my day begins at 3:50 a.m. tomorrow.