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This is the future capital of the world, but right now it's full of holy hypocrites. By Alan Franklin
24/12/2011 In Jerusalem this week, an Arab taxi driver wanted to take us to Bethlehem. We refused. He was even more surprised that, not only would we never go there, but we don't celebrate the pagan festival called "Christmas" , which might as well be called "Christless." We were also surprised to find that the Lord wasn't really a Jew, as we had always supposed.....Read more ...
 
"Local Church" teachings go astray on many major points, placing them in the class of cults or false prophets. A non-biblical cult is a group claiming to have the truth, but who teach Biblical error and erroneous personal revelations. Four general ways to recognize a cult are:
 
Dear Brother Presbyter,
 
"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." Acts 17:11
 
Lighthouse Trails Research
 
Nine out of ten adults contend that their faith is very important in their life, and three out of every four adults who consider themselves to be Christian say there are aspects of their faith life they would like to improve. A new national survey by The Barna Group discovered that there are two faith dimensions in which people are most likely to desire such improvement, but that few people believe that they are immature in any of seven aspects of faith practice. Read more ...
 
By Melanie Phillips - March 22, 2002
 
Reuters
Tuesday, 08 July 2008
 
AFP
Thursday, January 10 12:57 pm LONDON (AFP) - Eyebrows were raised in the House of Commons on Thursday when a motion calling for the Church of England to be disestablished was listed with the number 666, symbol of the AntiChrist.Read more ...
 
Article Published: 3rd March 2010
Christian Concern for our Nation Last night (2nd March 2010) the House of Lords voted to change the law on Civil Partnerships, allowing them to be performed in Churches and/or with religious language.Read more ...
 
Last year I visit Thailand and during my visit I felt uneasy the whole time because of the idolatry that was everywhere. Everywhere you turned there was an idol. I felt a spiritual oppression and a real demonic work there with temples on every street corner. When I visit Rome I get the same sense as I see Roman mythology in the form of Roman Catholicsm. But now, I am sad to say, I have the same uneasiness, the same gut wrenching feeling now in my own country! Read more ...
 
May 6,,   2009
 
As Christ at Checkpoint hypocrites diddle and lie, persecution of Middle East Christians by Islam escalates.
 
Geneva (ENI). The general secretary of the World Council of Churches has said that Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories should be declared a "sin against God". "Occupation along with the concomitant humiliation of a whole people for over six decades constitutes not just economic and political crimes but, like anti-Semitism, it is a sin against God," said WCC general secretary the Rev. Samuel Kobia, in a report to a meeting of the church grouping's main governing body, its central committee. [718 words, ENI-09-0677]
 
by Frank Chase
Dear Saints
 
By Taonga staff, September 06, 2011
[Anglican Taonga] The Auckland Diocesan Synod in New Zealand has decided that people in same-sex relationships should not be excluded from ordination.
 
May 14, 2007 2:04 PM
by The Washington DC Examiner Newspaper An automatic wudu washer,
shown here on a promotional
brochure manufactured by
Australia-based AACE
Worldwide, has come under
scrutiny as many public
institutions have approved
their use paying for their
installation through tax-
funded dollars while turning
down other religious groups
to install equipment to follow
their own faith and
service.) "The principle of separation of church and state in tax-funded institutions has been upheld in more than a dozen Supreme Court rulings. As a result, overtly religious symbols of mainstream religions such as Nativity scenes, the Ten Commandments and menorahs have largely been banished from the public square on the grounds that they offend unbelievers. Read more ...
 
By Jan Markell
www.olivetreeviews.org

September 22, 2011 In April of 2010 I wrote my e-newsletter on the new film titled, Whose Side Is God On? In its own promotion, it aimed at changing the end-time views of evangelicals and the theology that says the Jews are God's chosen people and that they have a Divine right to the land of Israel. The movie's spokesman, Porter Speakman, explains that there is a biblical alternative for Christians who want to love and support the people of Israel. He says that there is a theology that doesn't favor one people group over another. Instead, it promotes peace and reconciliation for both Jews and Palestinians unlike "Christian Zionism" that is outspoken in its favoritism toward all things Jewish, based on biblical verses.Read more ...
 
SEATTLE - Pastor Tony Morris is known as a man of God.
 
First Plumbline Apologetics
 
by Ron Prentice, CEO
 
Predictably, this seemly cultic sect failed to address the specific issues raised by Mr. Lister in his article, but sought to attack Moriel, David Lister, and Jacob Prasch as a means of circumventing the issues. Read more ...
 
US and Canadian reports say Anglican leadership "tearing the fabric of the Communion to shreds"
 
On a talk show for Press TV, in an interview with Alan Hart, Reverend Stephen Sizer cites American evangelical Dale Crowley after about four minutes. Click here to view interview.
 
by Paul Proctor
NewsWithViews.com One of the real hot topics among evangelicals today is the James Dobson led movement calling for Christians to remove their children from the government's humanist school system. Read more ...
 
by Todd Friel
Is this how the church of Jesus Christ proclaims his death until he comes?
 
The phrase The Jewish Problem has been used both in an openly antisemitic manner as well as in a somewhat naive manner, by those ignorant of its grave implications.
 
By Ingrid Schlueter
Posted: 02/28/2008
Christian Worldview Network A movie will be unveiled on April 5 that should get a prize for honesty in blasphemy. Unlike the emerging church celebrity authors and speakers who shuck and jive when asked direct questions about God, salvation, and truth, The Moses Code is produced by those who will tell you right out what they believe. What they do believe is breathtaking in its Satanic audacity. In the movie trailer, promoters of The Moses Code cheerfully announce that I AM is something all of us can say. Towards the end of the clip, one young man looks up and into the camera and tells viewers, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." The website says the following:Read more ...
 
by Maurice Bowler M.A., B.D., M.Phil.
 
Stephen Sizer, Colin Chapman & Gary Burge - the trio of hypocrisy whose bogus theology is eclipsed only by their astounding hypocrisy.
 
Author Unknown
 
By Richard Gibson
 
I thought he said during his campaign that he was a christian?
 
Submitted by saltysteve
Mon, 08/30/2010 - 14:04 Yesterday Monica and I spent a day at the Greenbelt Christian Arts festival, our first visit for some 20 years. It was interesting and challenging, but all for the wrong reasons. For me it vindicated my choice of subjects to write about, but for the 20,000 or so Christians - particularly the young and vulnerable - I fear for them, for the teaching and propaganda they received over the 4 day event. Firstly, propaganda. Greenbelt has decided to target Israel, a decision made around 3 years ago, and to highlight the plight of the Palestinians living in Gaza. That's fair enough, if a balanced view is given and their views are presented sensitively in Christian love. They decided instead to go all-out, all-guns-blazing, with a sustained attack on Israel through every way possible - talks, exhibition displays, visual aids even drama. The following little drama greeted everyone entering the field on Sunday morning for a communion service ...Read more ...
 
Further to our previous Rapid Lobbying Action we have now heard that the Ephesus Protestant Church at Seljuk has now been given the deadline of 14 October to remove not only the superstructure (providing shade and shelter) which contravenes building regulations, but also the parapet around the roof, the solar power panel and the air-conditioning unit. Thus, not only will the roof (a valuable extra room) be too hot and unsafe to use, but the whole building will be rendered unusable without power and air-conditioning. In view of these developments we have taken the unusual step of contacting you a second time to ask if you can write to your MP, MEP and the Turkish Ambassador. We were very grateful for your letters to the mayor. If you are able to write again please act as soon as you can in order in order to prevent the council taking its threatened action against the church.Read more ...
 
A March 31 open letter issued by the World Council of Churches denounced "repeated declarations by the (Israeli) government's top leaders" that "all of Jerusalem will belong to Israel". This organization, which represents a large portion of institutional Christendom, has for years stood in solidarity with the Muslim Arabs against what they call Israel's "illegal occupation of Palestine".
 
by Pat Franklin
02/01/2012 Our family visit to Israel coincided with Hanukka, the eight day 'festival of lights' celebrated by Jewish people.,   So for the first time ever, we celebrated Hanukka.,   We knew nothing about Hanukka, but in John's gospel we see the Lord Jesus, the Light of the World, in Jerusalem at the time of the festival, and the history is fascinating.Read more ...
 
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By DEEPA BHARATH
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
The Orange County Register
updated 1:15 p.m. PT, Sun., Feb. 7, 2010 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO -- Crystal Cathedral administrators have started shutting down all operations at their 20-acre campus in Rancho Capistrano, closing a church, preschool, retreat area, soccer fields, camping grounds and a conference and wedding center.Read more ...
 
http://simplyjews.blogspot.com/2010/01/we-are-all-seismic-shock-or-rev-sizer.html
January 24, 2010 This time the term Seismic Shock doesn't have anything to do with the tragedy of Haiti. It is about less shocking (but still amazing) story of a blogger being muzzled by a strange synergy between a religious cleric and the gendarmes of the state where both the blogger and the cleric reside. Read more ...
 
by Perry Trotter
 
By Brannon S. Howse
‚ © ‚  2005 ‚  WorldNetDaily.com To attract the largest followings possible and because they have bought the lie of the new tolerance, many of America's churches, Christian publishers and Christian radio stations " “ whether they know it or not " “ have rejected biblical Christianity and adopted the more popular but bogus gospel of Christian happy-talk. As a result, churches brim with converts committed only to their personal self-actualization, publishers lavish feel-good pabulum on their readers, and the airwaves ring with an emotive rendering of Christianity that would fit nicely alongside the corruptions of faith Jesus chides in the second and third chapters of Revelation. More than 30 years ago, Vance Havner, in his book "Playing Marbles with Diamonds," offered the following insightful: Read more ...
 
By Steve Mitchell
PowerToStand Ministries Misguided Missiology Several years ago YWAM proposed a new kind of pseudo-mission endeavor in which YWAM missionaries would allegedly preach Muslims the "gospel"  and a supposed great harvest would result. The idea was that a Muslim who was persuaded to believe the gospel would be encouraged to make a profession, albeit privately to avoid persecution. This new "convert"  was then informed that they could continue regular mosque attendance, bowing in prayer to Allah, and Quranic reading and still be considered born again. They would then be referred to as "Messianic Muslims" . Make no mistake, they were still Muslims but had claimed some level of "belief"  in Jesus Christ. As long as when they continued their "cultural"  expressions of worship to Allah but inside actually prayed to Jesus Christ, they were considered saved. Read more ...
 
By Chris Hastings, Patrick Hennessy and Sean Rayment
The Asian tsunami disaster should make all Christians question the existence of God, Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, writes in The Telegraph today. Read more ...
 
Dec 27, 2007
 
by Discernment Research Group
www.discernment-ministries.org
The front page of the Wall Street Journal today carried a story about Bruce Wilkinson's failed venture into Swaziland on the continent of Africa. This is a very significant story. "In Swaziland, U.S. Preacher Sees His Dream Vanish: Mr. Wilkinson Hits Wall Trying To Push 'Orphan Village'; Rodeo Stars, Safari Guides: Feeling Snubbed by the King," by Michael M. Phillips, staff reporter for the WSJ details the failure of Wilkinson's operations. http://tinyurl.com/bmw2q This article is a "must read."Read more ...
 
by Jackie Alnor (A Lady)
www.apostasyalert.org How has the position of women in the church gone from the virtuous Victorian doormat to the liberated female suffragette? Has the church simply followed the secular spirit of this age? Where is the scriptural balance? Read more ...
 
As China continues its persecution of Christians, systematic abuse of human rights, and support for the genocidal regime in Burma, Franklin Graham has declared we should not offend these persecutors of our brethren ‚  by preaching the Gospel. Read more ...
 
Federal tax law prohibits religious leaders, as the heads of tax-exempt nonprofit institutions, from earning "unreasonable compensation." It also prohibits tax-exempt organizations from providing "substantial benefit" to individuals " “ Kent Garber ‚  Read more ...
 
by Cecilia M. Vega, Chronicle Staff Writer
Saturday, October 13, 2007 The smiling photo of Gavin Newsom and the city seal emblazoned on a booklet called "The Way to Happiness" sure make it seem as though San Francisco's mayor is heartily endorsing Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's writings. Read more ...
 
Essay written by C.C. (LTW Research Team)
Thursday, June 07, 2007 Hank Hanegraaff is often heard quoting the phrase "In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things charity."  I wonder, though, where is the charity and liberty of which he speaks in his own testimony and teaching? Read more ...
 
Michael J. Penfold
 
An Anglican church has held a homosexual "wedding" for the first time in a move that will deepen the rift between liberals and traditionalists, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.
 
By prof. J. S. Malan, University of the North, South Africa, and Ms. Louisa Coetzee, Cape Town, South Africa
 
Gospel Message via Tarot Cards A provocative way of presenting the gospel in New Spirituality festivals is via tarot cards. ‚  John Drane, Ross Clifford and Philip Johnson have developed this approach. ‚  Understandably, most Christians will baulk at the idea because tarot cards have occult connections. ‚   To properly argue why tarot cards could be used as a device for communicating the gospel would require a lengthy paper. ‚  A few basic points may be summarised, but readers should consult the literature listed below for more details. ‚  Many popular books by New Spirituality seekers and by Christian apologists on the subject of tarot present false historical data about their origins and purpose. Read more ...
 
This is probably the first of what may be a number of follow-up articles, this one appearing on the New Yorker website titled, "Apostate: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology". Paul Haggis was not merely a member of this organization for 34 years but held prominent positions of leadership and recruiting (particularly in Hollywood). The article is quite long (26 pages in the print edition) but well worth the time, especially if you have friends or family involved with what Moriel Ministries considers to be nothing less than a cult.
 
by Discernment Research Group
4/03/2007 10:46:00 AM Today's HERESCOPE on the Warrior Bride is quite significant. ‚   ‚   If you have been aware of what has been happening in the Apostolic movement - you are aware that there is a militancy that has been developed now for some years. Read more ...
 
By Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
 
by Richard Gibson
 
By Warren Smith
 
Statement No.: DL-075
 
by Ethel McLenachan
 
By Prof Johan Malan
Middelburg , South Africa (May 2007) A South African prayer ministry, Jericho Walls, organised an African Prayer Summit near Pretoria from 19 to 23 February 2007. The main speakers on this event were George Otis of the Sentinel Group in the USA and Graham Power, director of Transformation Africa in Cape Town. The event was staged as preparation for the Global Day of Prayer on Pentecost Sunday, 27 th May 2007. Read more ...
 
Moriel notes the article below as further evidence that the failed counterfeit laughing revival pioneered at Penscola and Torono and ‚  championed by The Elim Movement, ‚  The Assemblies of God, The Restorationists, and by Rodney Howard Brown is a Hinduistic deception in spiritual origin ‚  that ‚  demonically infiltrated the church ‚  assisted by deluded leasers who were and are at best biblically ignorant ‚  deceivers of God's people who misled co equally ignorant and undisacerning carnal Christians. Read more ...
 
By Martyn S. Carless
 
By Lynn & Sarah Leslie
 
A Critique by Jim Harmon
If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free " ” Jesus Christ (John 8:31, 32).
 
By Paul Majendie
Reuters
Monday, June 30 07:08 pm LONDON (Reuters) - Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, battling to avoid an Anglican schism over the issue of gay clergy, warned conservatives on Monday of the risks in setting up an alternative council of bishops. "How is effective discipline to be maintained in a situation of overlapping and competing jurisdictions?" asked the spiritual leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans. Read more ...
 
by Paul Proctor
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakfda91d0ce9772c067f8fe0af48b8da00').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyfda91d0ce9772c067f8fe0af48b8da00 = 'watchman' + '@'; addyfda91d0ce9772c067f8fe0af48b8da00 = addyfda91d0ce9772c067f8fe0af48b8da00 + 'usa' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textfda91d0ce9772c067f8fe0af48b8da00 = 'watchman@usa.com ';document.getElementById('cloakfda91d0ce9772c067f8fe0af48b8da00').innerHTML += ''+addy_textfda91d0ce9772c067f8fe0af48b8da00+''; No sooner do I finish my piece about Willow Creek Association's seduction of 14,000+ churches around the world, including my own, via the Hegelian Dialectic, than Ted Koppel shows us the actual process at work on ABC News Nightline between evangelical leaders and Bill Clinton at the Willow Creek Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Read more ...
 
"¦at last there's an effective cure Alpha devotees are often so spiritually ill that they will angrily reject ANY criticism of the Course.,  This means normal attempts to help such people invariably prove fruitless (as well as detrimental to your relationship with them and thus harmful to your scope for nursing them through other spiritual sicknesses in the future). Read more ...
 
Five American religious organizations have announced plans to host a dinner to break the Ramadan fast with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his upcoming visit to the United States.
 
Senior Church of England bishops have held secret talks with Vatican officials to discuss the crisis in the Anglican communion over gays and women bishops.
 
The following piece, written by CAMERA analyst Dexter Van Zile, appeared in The Jewish World Review on July 27.
 
A group of "traditional Anglicans" in Australia has voted to accept the recent invitation of Pope Benedict XVI to convert to full communion with the Roman Catholic Church, whilst retaining their membership of the Anglican Church.
 
Catholic churches in the Netherlands should use the name Allah for God to ease tensions between Muslims and Christians, says a Dutch bishop.
 
Former prime minister builds network of Christian allies as he prepares to launch a religious 'offensive' in North America Jamie Doward and Paul Harris
The Observer
Sunday 14 March 2010 Tony Blair is preparing to launch a "faith offensive" across the United States over the next year, after building up relationships with a network of influential religious leaders and faith organisations. Read more ...
 
Campolo's Campus Appearance Called Into Question Christian College Ignoring 'False Teacher,' Says Pennsylvania Group
 
Cologne, Germany (dpa) - When the Rev. Franz Meurer stands at the altar this Sunday in his priestly vestments, he'll say to the congregation: "Today's collection is for the construction of the big new mosque in Ehrenfeld."
 
Christian leaders across denominational lines responded to the unprecedented open letter signed last month by 138 representative Muslim leaders with their own letter, calling on the two Abrahamic faiths to love God and neighbors together.
 
Hartford Seminary, Islamic Institute launch graduate certificate Posted: February 22, 2010
11:19 pm Eastern
WorldNetDaily Muslims who want to become an imam in the U.S. can now train at an institution founded in the 18th century by members of the Congregationalist denomination to prepare pastors and other Christian ministers for service.Read more ...
 
LONDON (AP) "” Five Church of England bishops announced Monday they are converting to Catholicism following an invitation to disaffected Anglicans from Pope Benedict XVI "” the highest-profile defectors among conservatives opposed to gay bishops and female clergy.
 
Radical proposals to reunite Anglicans with the Roman Catholic Church under the leadership of the Pope are to be published this year, The Times has learnt.
 
NEW YORK (CNS) -- For the first time, representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in a papal prayer service -- and it all started over coffee.
 
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Beneath this article there will be a radio commentary that Roger Oakland recently prepared on the subject of the ecumenical unity that Bishop Hanson (Head of Evangelical Lutheran Association of America) is proposing by 2017 - 500th anniversary of Lutheran Reformation.
 
I come from italian parents. My dad was a WW 2 prisoner of war in Kenya. After the war he married and ‚   I was born there. Spent my youth in Kenya and then went to South Africa in 1971 . I lived in Cape Town for 26 years and then returned with my wife and two sons to Italy 8 yrs ago to look after my 92 yr old father.
 
By Cindy Wooden
Vatican City -- As Pope John Paul II looked back at 2004, important ecumenical events seemed not to satisfy him but to sharpen his desire to lead the way to unity among Christians.
 
By Julia Duin
 
by Ingrid Schlueter
Slide of Laodicea When the Muslim King of Jordan rose to give the benediction at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on February 2, thousands of evangelical Christians rose with him to pray as he petitioned ‚   Allah for his blessings on the assembled crowd. When the breakfast was opened in prayer by an Orthodox Jew who has rejected Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the crowd of evangelicals bowed duly and prayed to a God that did not include their Saviour. The name of Jesus Christ was, in fact, barely mentioned at the event, according to the Washington Times. Evangelical leaders of the annual breakfast had been criticized for having too much of Jesus at past events. They made up for it this year by all but ignoring Jesus Christ and giving the benediction prayer to a Muslim for the first time.Read more ...
 
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by Peter Shadbolt
With his church in danger of fracturing over same-sex unions, the head of the Anglican Church in Australia, Peter Carnley, is urging followers to adjust their attitudes to homosexuality and think of gay relationships as merely "friendship".
 
Pope Benedict XVI expressed his hope that "all people who believe in the one God will unite to deplore all forms of violence and cooperate to restore peace in the troubled land of Iraq,"  as he presented his condolences following the deaths of hundreds of people during a stampede on a Baghdad bridge.
 
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Benedict XVI raised concerns about restrictions on Christian worship in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in the first meeting ever between a pope and a reigning Saudi king.
 
By Sarah Junk - CNSNews.com
(CNSNews.com) - When the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his wife were crowned the "King and Queen of Peace" on March 23rd -- inside the Dirksen Senate Office Building with Members of Congress looking on -- few news outlets took notice.
 
by James Jacob Prasch