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Latest Newsletter

November/December 2014

 

Articles

 

IHOP Enters Dominion/Christian Right Politics

by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp

2-part series comprised of the following:

Part 1: IHOP is starting to feel its Dominion oats
Part 2: IHOP: International House of Political Action

 

The Spiritualiztion of Science, Technology and Education in a One-World Society

by Dr. Martin Erdmann

 

McLaren's "Everything Must Change" Tour

by Pastor Jeffrey Whittaker

 

Freda & Fanny: A Pharisaical Farce

by Sarah Leslie & Melanie Fields

 

The Toronto Deception

by Paul Gowdy

 

When is Assessment REALLY Assessment? Measuring the Value of Human Capital

by Cynthia Weatherly

 

When Johnny Takes The Test - PDF

by Melanie K. Fields, Sarah H. Leslie and Anita B. Hoge

 

Homeschooling Under Fire - PDF

by Lynn and Sarah Leslie

 

When In Rome. . . . . .

by Rev. Jeffrey L. Whittaker

 

Are You in the Throes of Transformation?

by the Discernment Research Group

 

Whole Language: Deconstruction in the Primary School

by Samuel L. Blumenfeld

 

Forces Reshaping Christianity Around World

by Brian Murphy, Forbes.com

This is an informative article pointing out how the WCC is trying to reel in the Pentecostals under the umbrella of their control.

 

Creatures in Pursuit of Autonomous Perfection

by Dr. Martin Erdmann

 

Holy Laughter or Strong Delusion

by Warren Smith

 

How Can There Be Revival Without Repentance?

by Lynn & Sarah Leslie

Also in the Sept/Oct 2001 Newsletter

 

Dominionism and the Rise of Christian Imperialism

by Sarah Leslie

 

What is Transformation?

by Lynn & Sarah Leslie

 

Pope - Peretti – Opal Reddin Correspondence

by Opal Reddin

This is a set of letters re: Death of Pope John Paul II sent by email between Dr. Opal Reddin in Springfield, MO and Missionary Terry Peretti in Rome.

 

Ecumenical Mandate

by Dr. Opal L. Reddin

Discernment Newsletter Special Report

 

Catholicism

by Barbara Wilhelm

There are so many millions of Catholics who are perishing because they don’t know the truth. In love should we not tell them?

 

Address to the Doctrinal Purity Commission

by Carl E. Guiney

 

James Rutz's - Megashift - A Critical Review

by Steve Muse

The author of Megashift wants to convince the readers that what he reveals in his book is another "New" thing that God is bringing to the body of Christ. Is it really new or just another attempt to re-invent an old deception?

 

The Agenda & Teaching of the New Apostolic Reformation

by Sandy Simpson

A transcript of C. Peter Wagner, Arise Prophetic Conference, Gateway Church, San Jose, CA, 10-10-2004

 

A Blinding Darkness

by Sarah Leslie

A book review of Warren Smith's A Light That Was Dark: A Spiritual Journey recently re-published and released.

  

Peering Into The Peers - PDF 

by Lynn and Sarah Leslie

It seems to be a strange quirk of sinful human nature that we are constantly compelled to compare ourselves with one another. In this present generation we use a vast array of gadgets, inventions, and other artful contrivances to make ourselves "better". A massive advertising industry plays off our worst fears - that we might not pass the muster, measure up - that someone else might have beat us to the punch, reached the destination ahead of us, or trumped us in some aspect of life. Enter into this arena the diverse psychobabble industry, publishing books galore that hype our deepest, darkest needs and urges. How can we possibly attain perfection? How can we reassure ourselves that we are "okay"? Let's take that latest magazine survey to see if we are compatible with our husband or wife! Let's try that latest pill, cosmetic, or health food!

 

Resurrecting Pagan Rites

by Lynn and Sarah Leslie

This 3-part series from the mid-1990's, the heyday of Promise Keepers, is now more relevant than ever in view of the Emergent Church Movement and the New Apostolic Reformation. It is comprised of the following:

Part 1: The Men's Movement
Part 2: The Sacred Prostitute
Part 3: The New Gnostics

Accompanying Sidebar Articles

The Significance of Filled Stadiums

by Ed Tarkowski

James Ryle's Vineyard Theology

by Debra Bouey

 

"Encountering" Guys At Risk

by Sarah Leslie

Several critical reviews of Promise Keepers have brought to light some serious biblical flaws in the Promise Keepers model. After examining these reviews we found the criticisms to have merit. One aspect in particular grabbed our attention: the use of an encounter group format. We decided to review the materials for ourselves.

 

Spirit-Led or Purpose Driven?

by Berit Kjos, Kjos Ministries

Our website began to receive requests for information about The Purpose Driven Life last year. So Andy and I bought the book, read it quickly and were troubled by some of its claims, promises and paraphrased "Bible" references. But we also found many true and encouraging pages. Since we didn't want to criticize Rick Warren or confuse those who apparently were helped by his book, we left it on the shelf...

 

Creating Community - Part 1 

40 Days of Change Through Transformational Leadership

by Berit Kjos, Kjos Ministries

You probably won't discover Rick Warren's vision for the 21st century community by simply reading his top-selling books. Yet, many have sensed that his five familiar motivational purposes hide a more complex mission. Some have noticed that his transformational strategies match those of UN globalists and the world's leading change agents. No wonder, since today's  management gurus -- Peter Drucker, Peter Senge, Bob Buford and others -- are shaping the same strategic pathways for churches as for the rest of the world.

 

Creating Community - Part 2

40 Days of Change Through a New Way of Thinking

by Berit Kjos, Kjos Ministries

Are churches trading the spiritual unity we have in Christ for a more inclusive vision of oneness?

 

Evangelicals and New Agers Together

by Warren Smith

Warren is the author of A Light That Was Dark: A Spiritual Journey, Reinventing Jesus Christ: The New Gospel and Deceived On Purpose

 

An Open Letter to Neale Donald Walsch

by Bill Randles, Believers In Grace Ministries

Bill Randles answers biblically in an open letter to New Age leader Neale Donald Walsch's challenge to the religious leaders of the world after the 911 tragedy.

 

Otis, Wagner and the Transformations Revival

by Prof J.S. Malan, University of the North, South Africa, and Ms. Louisa Coetzee, Cape Town, South Africa

 

Further Transformations Deception

by Johan Malan & Louisa Coetzee, South Africa (2001.04.06)

 

An Open Letter to the National Association of Evangelicals – Re: The Election of Ted Haggard as President of the NAE

by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer, ACT & Let Us Reason Ministries

This open letter details facts that the NAE membership may have overlooked in their election of Haggard. The letter shows Ted Haggard's promotion of ecumenical unity between orthodox Pentecostals, charismatics, the UPC cult, the Third Wave, and the Word-Faith movement. It shows a false prophesy he just made. It highlights his evangelistic methodology and unbiblical spiritual warfare techniques. Most importantly, it shows how this election fits in perfectly with the plans of the International Coalition of Apostles under C. Peter Wagner to take over leadership in Christendom.

 

An Answer to Ted Haggard: Response to Ted Haggard’s E-Mail Rebuttal of “Open Letter to NAE”

by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer, ACT & Let Us Reason Ministries

This article is a response to an email we received from Ted Haggard on April 7, 2003. Haggard was responding to "Open Letter To The NAE...

 

Ted Haggard Quickly Uses His New Presidency In The NAE To Advance Policies For Evangelicals On Islam

by Sandy Simpson

We warned the Church about the effect that the International Coalition of Apostles will have on Christendom recently in two articles. We believe that the seriousness of doctrinal issues being introduced by the International Coalition Of Apostles (ICA) through Ted Haggard to the NAE and his assertions with regard to his involvement in the ICA present a threat to the integrity of the truths of the written Word of God and to the Gospel message. Our second article was only out a few days before our claims had been proven accurate.  Ted Haggard immediately went into "interfaith" mode, using his new position as the president of the NAE to promote the Dominionist agenda of the ICA and the New Apostolic Reformation with regard to evangelism.  First, let's go back...

 

Restoration of David Warfare/Worship

By Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 7, No. 4, September/October 2002

Over the past decades music has gained an unprecedented prominence in the church. So much so that music has replaced faith and preaching as the new means of grace...

 

 

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