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Archive for July, 2011

How to Spot and Escape from the Wolves of Charismania

“For anyone with loved ones who have gotten sucked into the Charismatic movement, the following sermon series is a must-listen. This is the sermon series given by John MacArthur that compelled him to write his bestselling book on the dangers of the Charismatic movement, Charismatic Chaos.”

Read more about this and listen here:

Charismatic Chaos
Posted by Christine Pack
http://solasisters.blogspot.com/2011/07/charismatic-chaos.html

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Mike Bickle, IHOP and Contemplative Prayer

Did you know that…

Much of the literature being sold through the International House of Prayer’s online FORERUNNER Bookstore indicates a contemplative influence. One such book being offered is Fire Within, written by Father Thomas Dubay. IHOP founder Mike Bickle states, “I want this book to be the manual for IHOP-KC.” [1]

That is high praise indeed from Mike Bickle. The full title of the book is Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel–On Prayer. Incredibly, Bickle’s “manual” is about Catholic, contemplative mystics! Also for sale on the website are books by and about St. John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, and even Madame Guyon.

Read more about this here:

Mike Bickle “Want[s]” Contemplative Mysticism Book to be “the manual for IHOP–KC.”

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=6996

Related:

Former IHOP Member Explains Why IHOP (International House of Prayer) Is A Cult

http://solasisters.blogspot.com/2011/06/former-ihop-member-explains-why-ihop.html


Which Christ?

This emerging teacher thinks that the upcoming 10th anniversary of Soularize is a great chance to gather the stray sheep together, because so many things have developed in the last ten years since their first planting, germination and sprouting of aberrant theology and surprises, like this:

…Getting further away from Christianity every day, Emergent guru, Brian McLaren, has joined the throng of apostates, earth worshippers, environmental nut cases, New Age leaders, and outright occultists in something called “The Vision Project” (www.thevisionproject.org). Their website is a compilation of essays fit for, well, the Antichrist. Surprised? No. Troubled? Absolutely….

Read more about this here:

Surprise, Surprise, Brian McLaren Aligns Openly with New Age Leaders
http://www.ericbarger.com/mclaren.NA.htm

Even so, wolves in sheeps clothing are often difficult to spot. In his Preaching Moment 175, can you tell which Jesus Christ McLaren is encouraging people to follow after? Is he talking about the Jesus Christ of the Bible, or Anti-Christ? Can a disciple of Christ have fellowship and partnership with those who follow Lucifer? McLaren does.

The Bible says:

“You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.” 1 Corinthians 10:21

Sheep, who will you follow?

“I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.” Acts 20:29,30


The Nice New Social Justice Wolves

Social Justice: Wolves in Sheeps Clothing

Christians in all denominations and in non-denominational churches are being duped. The rise of the social justice and emergent church movements is spreading a false gospel message and distorting God’s very words—and a growing number are falling prey to it.

The social justice movement, represented locally by groups like JOSHUA and ESTHER are pushing a radical political agenda that covertly supports homosexual marriage and candidates that support abortion. And many of our church leaders are not taking the time to educate their members on their intents.

The Emergent church movement, led by Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, Tony Campolo and others is having a huge impact on many church youth leaders. Pastors, I suggest you take the time to study these movements and invest the time necessary to find out just what your youth are learning in Sunday school or on youth night. I hope you will find that the true gospel is being taught rather than the false gospel of social justice and creation care.

Read the rest here:

http://standupforthetruth.com/2011/05/social-justice-wolves-in-sheeps-clothing/


Faith Healers and Dealers

About those televangelists, faith healers, and dealers who are wolves in sheeps clothing…

Sometime ago this question appeared in a local newspaper. It read: “Why don’t televangelists go to hospitals and cure people instead of just a few on TV?”[1] Good question. To validate their message as being from God, Jesus, Peter and the other apostles healed unbelievers wherever they encountered them. Maybe today’s so-called healers don’t heal in public places like hospitals because contrary to their claims, they really can’t heal. Their ministry is more for show than for go.

Why are unbelievers not amazed by the miracles that faith healers pretend to do? As in Acts 3:1-11, why are people not “wondering” after the sick and lame who are healed? Perhaps it’s because there’s really nothing happening to wonder about.

Quote from Faith Healers and Dealers
http://guardinghisflock.com/2011/07/15/faith-healers-and-dealers/


Documentary of False Prophet Wolf John Crowder

The YouTube Prophet (aka…Getting High on Jesus)

HT: benedictionblogson.com


Postponed

The wolf pack seems to have called off one hunt…for now…

Albuquerque July 6-9 with Todd Bentley and Jason Hooper – POSTPONED

http://www.freshfireusa.com/index.php

Has this got anything to do with Jason Hooper’s June 19th DUI arrest in Australia?

If it’s not one Morning Star wolf that needs ‘restoration’, it’s another.


Morningstar Ministries preacher Jason Hooper DUI arrest in Australia

“Jason Hooper, a neo-charismatic evangelist touring with a Hillsong guy in Australia, got off scott-free when he appeared before a judge. The maximum sentence 18 months in jail and a maximum fine of $3300. Hooper lost the right to drive in Australia for three years. New The sentence was described as a joke. The judge let Hooper off saying Hooper, recently part of Rick Joyners Morningstar Ministries was a “person of good character” under a lot of ‘ministerial pressure.”

More here:

Morningstar Ministries preacher Jason Hooper DUI arrest in Australia
http://www.benedictionblogson.com/2011/06/26/morningstar-ministries-preacher-jason-hooper-dui-arrest-in-australia/

Related:

Jason Hooper: Drunk Driving
http://slaughteringthesheep.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/jason-hooper-drunk-driving/


‘You Can Do Miracles’ and other Myths

At Solution Ministries, Ron and Marilyn Marquardt want you to know that…

God wants you to live your dreams. He desires that your desires are fulfilled…He desires you to enter into rest and an effortless lifestyle of success.

Fulfilled desires? An effortless lifestyle of success? Really? Where does God say that in the Bible?

“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.” John 15:18,19

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2,3

“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” 2 Timothy 4:3

When they do evangelism training, rather than sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Marquardts teach their trainees to just share the ‘love of God’. They seem to have missed the fact that if people don’t hear the bad news (the wages of sin is death), they won’t know their need for the good news (that Jesus paid their wages).

They also teach their trainees that they can do miracles. Their ad, which can also be seen on the Elijah List, says: You Can Do Miracles: Free Classes at Spirit Training Seminars.

The truth is, you can’t do miracles. Only God can. Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 [bold mine]

‘See now that I, I am He,
And there is no god besides Me;
It is I who put to death and give life.
I have wounded and it is I who heal,
And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.

Deuteronomy 32:39

We must be discerning sheep, and learn to measure everything with Scripture. Even ‘nice’ wolves are still…wolves. Can you spot the wolves in sheeps clothing? If not, study your Bible and ask God to grant you discernment.

Ron Marquardt’s Training Video

Also see:

Teeth Healed Gold & Platinum Fillings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnQhtHN7_WY

Related:

Does Having Faith Give You Power?
http://www.thebereancall.org/node/1651


A Wolf with Gold in his Nose?

Sparkling with the usual fake gold, for the first time ever the glittering Joshua Mills gets gold in his nose

“I’ve never had gold in my no…eleven years, I’ve never had gold in my nose. I can feel it, it’s coming in my nose!”

Joshua Mills of New Wine International is described on his website as:

An anointed Minister of the Gospel, Recording Artist, Keynote Conference Speaker and Author, Joshua Mills worships and preaches by standing within the cloud and ministering directly from the glory unto the people. He has written well over 600 songs and is known for his ability to lead people into spontaneous worship. During his services signs and wonders are commonplace with manifestations of supernatural oil and gold dust, creative healings, supernatural weight-loss, financial miracles, Angelic visitation and heavenly encounters. (http://www.newwinerevival.org/)

Not only is Joshua Mills often covered in oil and ‘gold’ dust in his meetings, God sometimes miraculously whitens or recreates gold teeth in the mouths of those attending! After you’ve been deceived, Mills would also like you to become a gold, silver, platinum or diamond partner (for only $1000/month).

And now, on the heels of the Royal visit, gold digger Joshua Mills is coming to Canada. This month he will be at the Kingdom Culture Conference (Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 7-9, http://www.ghostfire.org), Eagle Worldwide Retreat & Revival Centre (Hamilton, Ontario, July 11-12, http://www.eagleworldwide.com), the School of the Supernatural (Ottawa, Ontario, July 21-23), and River of God’s Love Family Campmeeting Conference (Red Deer, Alberta, July 25-26, http://www.frontlineministries-int.com).

Warn the flock. This is nothing but fools gold.

To watch Joshua Mills preach the false gospel of gold teeth and astral travel, watch here.

Some logic for sheep to think about:

If the gem stones and the gold that appear and descend upon Joshua Mills (and now in his nose) are authentic, why would he need your money?

RELATED:

Charismatic Gold Phenomena