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January/February 2016

 

Have you checked the latest HERESCOPE?

Posted April 26, 2016

HE STILL HASN'T FOUND WHAT HE'S LOOKING FOR
Bono meets Eugene Peterson

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David Taylor of Fuller Seminary, Bono and Eugene Peterson (Source)

By Pastor Jim Jenkins 

It’s entirely possible to look at something so long that you can’t really see it anymore. For years I have been calling people back to simple faith in the inerrancy of God’s Word. I’ve been patronized, mocked and more times than not, simply ignored.

I completed my doctorate at Fuller Seminary at the height of the Church Growth movement. I was exposed to all the marketing influence, the obsession with numerical growth of churches—and it was there that I was first introduced to the term “Progressive Christian.”

We were required to read the book Marketing the Church by George Barna. Some notables at Fuller at the time were C. Peter Wagner, Bob Logan, Carl George, and Eddie Gibbs. The message that permeated the core of the Doctor of Ministry Degree program was that the Church needed to be run as a business, and that the message needed to be contextualized against the backdrop of the culture.

Today Fuller Seminary rolled out its inaugural video of a new media site FULLER studio. It is a 20-minute piece featuring Eugene Peterson, author of The Message Bible which sold 17,000,000 copies and the rock star Bono. They are discussing their joint affinity for the Psalms. Accompanying the video is the above picture of Bono with the Petersons at their home in Montana.[1] Bono is lifting his index finger. Many believers would say, “Oh, I didn’t know Bono was a Christian.” 

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Posted April 12, 2016

CHRISTIANIZING THE FORCE
Mainstreaming the Mystic Force
Part 5 - Christianizing the Force

Read Part 1: Star Wars Awakens

Read Part 2: Merchandi$ing the Force

Read Part 3: Manipulating the Force

Read Part 4: Syncretizing the Force

 

To open their eyes,
and to turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan unto God,
that they may receive forgiveness of sins,
and inheritance among them which are sanctified
by faith that is in Me.
 
(Acts 26:18)

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Exhibit: The Martial Arts born from Indian/Chinese Yoga[110]

More than a clear understanding of the Bible and the Christian way of life, instructors need to have God’s blessing to facilitate the development of youth in the martial arts and the Christian way of life, by meeting their unique needs.
~ Wendy Williamson, Black Belt Instructor,
Author of Martial Arts, the Christian Way
[111]

 

By Gaylene Goodroad 

YOGA: Mother of the MARTIAL ARTS
During the past few years, many strong voices within the Church have sprung up, sounding the alarm concerning the spiritual dangers of Yoga. They expressed concern as so-called “Christian” Yoga groups cropped up all over the country seducing unsuspecting believers away from the simplicity in Christ. Many of these discerning speakers and authors have not made the connection with the Martial Arts to its Eastern mother, Yoga

This troubling oversight is what prompted me, in part, to write about these things, especially as I searched in vain to find thorough warnings on this subject. As evidenced in Part 4 of this article series, the syncretism of Christianity with the Martial Arts is proliferating at an alarming rate. Just as believers who practice Yoga will assert that they are divorcing the movements from its Eastern religion foundation, the same is being claimed by those who practice Martial Arts. What most avid practitioners of both systems do not realize, however, is that they are dabbling in Eastern religion even if they don't recognize it. This Eastern mystical way opposes Christianity—and it is a spirituality that will seduce them away from Christ and into the occult. (Read my testimony in Part 1.)

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Latest Newsletter!

January/February 2016

In this newsletter:

AFRICAN MINISTRY REPORTS

By Jewel Grewe, Karl Malatone, and Larry DeBruyn

HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD

By Johan Malan

Read the January/February 2016 Newsletter

 

Newly Released Booklet!

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God's Present of His Presence

 

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Also Available!

NEW EVANGELICALISM: The New World Order

By Paul Smith

Like Cascading Dominoes the intentional departure from believing the Bible is inerrant has plunged the church of the 21st century down the treacherous slippery slope of accommodation and compromise.

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This book is available through Discernment Ministries. Check HERE for prices and availability.

 

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Also Available!

Contentiously Contending!

By Anton Bosch

Back in 2007 this blog ran a series of messages by Pastor Anton Bosch on the topic of "contentiously contending." We are pleased to announce that these messages have been published in a booklet.

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Herescope readers who loved the series will be happy to know that they can now order this in a printed booklet format - for only $3.00 per copy! Order your copies at the Discernment Products Page (Books) HERE, or by phoning 903-567-6423.

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