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~ ~ ~ Basic Christian: blog History Study – The 8 Kingdoms of the World (PDF)

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_History_Study.pdf Nimrod, Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, [Revised Rome – NWO] Antichrist, Millennial (1,000 year) Kingdom Reign of Jesus Christ. – Basic Christian Christian Study

~ ~ ~ Basic Christian: blog Bible Study – Genesis – Revelation (PDF)

http://basicchristian.org/blog_Bible_Study.pdf The complete Basic Christian blog Bible Study covering Genesis to Revelation in PDF format. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Update Summer 2010: The Majesty and Glory of King Jesus Christ! “All Blessings, Honor, Glory, Majesty and Praise to the King and Savior the Lord Jesus Christ” – The Basic Christian Ministry is currently undergoing the series “The 8 Kingdoms of the World” regarding the Majesty and Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Basic Christian has recently completed the ‘blog Bible Study’ and is currently in the process of the ‘blog History Study’ including the ‘8 Kingdoms of the World’ study. The current plan is to study at a slower pace than the fast paced blog Bible Study and also to insert a couple of Topical Studies before the 8 Kingdom Study really gets back on track. Ideally the plan is to really get into the 8 Kingdom Study this Fall and then conclude the 8 Kingdoms (Kings) study just before we celebrate Christmas 2010 and the birth of the King the Lord Jesus Christ (Isaiah 6:5, Matthew 2:2). Then to spend the time from Christmas to Resurrection Day Easter (2011) studying Christian Church History as we prepare for Resurrection Day 2011 and the birth of the Christian Church – the Christian Church having started on the Resurrection Day of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Note: A Basic Christian Update – The purpose of the Fall 2010 Series of Bible Studies

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ The purpose of the Basic Christian Fall 2010 Series of Bible Studies is to present the individual Christian Walk to individual Christians. As Christians we are “saved” out of sin and out of this present world system but then the question is often asked, since we are not saved into an empty void what exactly are we saved into? Being saved is having entered into the realm and Kingdom of God, a realm that has a very definite meaning and purpose for each of us in the present here and now. — Becoming a Christian is having received a new ‘born again’ Spirit of God inside of each of us. The Spirit of God, along with giving Spiritual life to each of us, is also comprised of the properties of God (love, patience, longsuffering, endurance, etc. – Galatians 5:22-25), the offices of God (prophet, priest and king) and also some of the authority of God. Instead of studying at this time all of the attributes, characteristics, offices and authority of God that are now within each Christian, the Fall 2010 Bible Studies are going to lead into an eventual (Summer 2011) focus and study of primarily our own individual Priesthood (offerings) to God – and at a later date studying more of the other offices and characteristics of the Holy Spirit of God within each Christian. — Of the three offices [prophet, priest, king] that each Christian is currently taking part in it is the Office of Priest [eternal, righteous, Melchizedek Priesthood] our offering to God, comprised of our own present and current individual offerings [lifestyle] to God that is the most direct, continuous and most relevant for each of us as New Testament Christians. A Christian in rare instances might prophecy and in even more rare occasions might exercise kingdom authority over an evil spirit but it is the individual Priesthood [a major portion of the moment by moment] relationship with God that is most important to us in the shaping and defining in the eternal Kingdom life of each Christian. — “Romans 12:1 I urge you brethren by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual [priestly] service of worship.” — “1st Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Note: Before we begin to look at “The Fall Feasts of Israel” (Second Coming events of Jesus Christ) study starting about Sept. 1, 2010 we need a little more background on the “Covenants of Israel” (1st Moses [Mt. Sinai, in the desert] – 2nd Jesus [Mt. Zion, Jerusalem]) and of the “Promises of Israel” (Ephesians 2:12-13)

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Israel began with a promise from God to Abraham (Genesis 12:3, Galatians 3:18) – Then [430 years later (Galatians 3:17)] the 1st Covenant [Law – instruction] was enacted from God to the Nation of Israel through Moses for the purpose of temporary instruction (Galatians 3:24) regarding the coming permanent [eternal – salvation] Covenant of Jesus Christ – The Promises of God and the Laws (1st Covenat) of Moses provided an unregenerated (Redemption) relationship between God and mankind. The Promises of God and the (2nd Covenat) accomplished events (works) of Jesus Christ and the accompanying giving of the Holy Spirit provide a regenerated (Salvation) ‘born again’ relationship between God and mankind. Where the Promises of God [starting in Genesis 1:26] came before any of the Covenants [Noah, Abraham, Moses] and all the covenants facilitate the promises of God, the “Feasts of Israel” [the individual Feasts (Leviticus 23:1-2) primarily being observed as “a statute for ever (eternally)” Leviticus 23:41] arch between the two Covenants of Israel and facilitate both the Promises of God and the Covenants of God by helping to reveal and provide the structure of God’s unfolding and ongoing reconciliation plan regarding mankind. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Note: The Basic Christian Info Feed is going to begin to transition out of the Summer 2010 Discernment [events] postings and into the Fall 2010 Bible Studies: “The Fall Feasts of Israel” (Second Coming events of Jesus Christ), “Human accountability and the Three Biblical Judgments” [Water, Blood and Fire (Spirit)], “The Vagabond Priesthood,” and “The 8 Kingdoms of the World” studies

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Also Note: Throughout the remainder of August there are going to be a few more pauses and breaks to the postings and then by early September a new posting routine with the Bible Studies should be getting established. ~ God bless everyone, David Anson Brown – Basic Christian Christian Study

Preview: The Vagabond Priesthood [man’s rogue, independent, unsanctioned priesthood] and The 8 Kingdoms of the world – The biblical concepts of Earthly Kingdoms does not regulate the kingdoms and governments of the world [or of hell] to Satan – Satan the eventual Antichrist will in all actuality have only one Kingdom, his coming [brief] Antichrist Kingdom – Satan does not currently have direct Kingdoms of his own yet he does have influence and persuasion [deceit, lies, manipulation] into the affairs of mankind

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ In Matthew 4:10 Jesus did not directly dispute the claims of Satan that he [Satan] had kingdoms of the world to seemingly offer to Jesus or to anyone else at Satan’s desire. However, Jesus not refuting Satan’s claim is only in line with a reasonable person (Jesus) not disputing with an unreasonable entity (Satan) and is not indicative of Satan actually possessing kingdoms to distribute at his will. “Matthew 4:8-10 Again, the Devil taketh Him (Jesus) up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto Him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me [Satan]. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him [God] only shalt thou serve [see also Hebrews 2:17-18].” — In the same concept that Satan does not directly possess his own kingdoms Satan does not officiate as the head [high priest] of his own priesthood or of any [i.e. rouge “Vagabond”] priesthood – as even the “evil spirit” did not recognize the Vagabond Priesthood (Acts 19:15). The concept of mankind serving Satan (the “man of sin” 2 Thessalonians 2:3 – instigating and manipulating human sins) is in the context of man actually serving and being in the slavery of sin. “Romans 6:16-23 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience [to God] unto righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of [Christian – Apostolic] doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness [not in sin, not in a Vagabond (cult) priesthood, but only in the eternal Melchizedek Priesthood (Hebrews 6:19-20) – Jesus being the High Priest (Hebrews 3:1)]. I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? **for the end of those [sin] things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. *For the wages of sin [rejecting Jesus] is death; but **the gift of God is eternal life [Hebrews 13:20-21] through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Basic Christian Christian Study Fraud Deceit Lies

Preview: The Vagabond Priesthood – Sons of Sceva – a Bible Study by David Anson Brown

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Acts 19:11-20 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of [the Apostle] Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. *Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you [evil spirit] by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the [vagabond] priests {not Levitical priests}, which did so [exorcisms]. And the evil spirit answered and said, *Jesus I know, and Paul [a servant] I know; **but who are ye [vagabond]? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the Name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many that believed came, and [publically] confessed, and shewed their deeds [Christian characteristics]. Many of them also which used curious arts [witchcraft] brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the Word of God and prevailed. — Wiki.com Vagabond: A vagabond or “drifter” is an itinerant person. Such people may be called drifters, tramps, rogues, or hobos. A vagabond is characterized by almost continuous traveling, lacking a fixed home, temporary abode, or permanent residence. Vagabonds are not bums, as bums are not known for traveling, preferring to stay in one location. Historically, “vagabond” was a British legal term similar to vagrant, deriving from the Latin for ‘purposeless wandering’. Following the Peasants’ Revolt, British constables were authorized under a 1383 statute to collar vagabonds and force them to show their means of support; if they could not, they were jailed. By the 19th century the vagabond was associated more closely with Bohemianism. The critic Arthur Compton-Rickett compiled a review of the type, in which he defined it as men “with a vagrant strain in the blood, a natural inquisitiveness about the world beyond their doors.” Examples included Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Leo Tolstoy, William Hazlitt, and Thomas de Quincey. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Preview: The Biblical triune (3 in 1) nature [testimony, salvation, judgment] of the water, blood and Spirit (also represented in breath, wind, fire) that are each freely offered and given from God to all of mankind globally as a witness of sin (and eventually as a judgment against sin), a testimony of the once physical presence of Jesus Christ and as an eternal remedy for our own individual Salvation

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_historystudy.html Where the Apostle Peter’s significant life changing event during his time with Jesus seemed to be at the Mount of Transfiguration (Mark 9:1-8, 2 Peter 1:16-18) the Apostle John’s significant life changing event with Jesus seems to have been at the cross (John 19:34-35, 1 John 5:7-9) when Jesus was pierced by the Roman spear and the blood and water poured out from the wound in Jesus’ side. The Apostle John then regards the presence of the Spirit and the separation of the blood and water coming out from Jesus as a witness, a judgment, and a testimony of salvation for all of mankind. When the Basic Christian blog History study returns in about a week we will Biblically look into the blood, water and fire (spirit), testimonies and judgments of the Bible from throughout the Old Testament starting in Genesis and continuing consistently throughout the entire Bible then concluding in book of Revelation [the sin of Adam and Eve and the shedding of blood, the flood of Noah, the Aaronic Priesthood, the Last Supper Communion, the atoning cross of Jesus Christ, the Resurrection of Jesus and birth (Alpha) of the Christian Church, the Pentecost global Spirit empowerment and witness, the calling home into heaven by Jesus the rapture (Omega) of the Christian Church, Revelation-Tribulation]. — “John 19:34-35 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His [Jesus’] side, and forthwith came there out {the global Judgment, global Testimony and global Salvation of} *blood and *water. And he (Disciple John) *that saw it bare record [testimony], and his [testimony] record is true: **and he knoweth that he saith true, ***that ye [individuals] might believe [salvation].” — “1 John 5:7-9 For there are *three (triune) that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word [Jesus Christ], and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear *witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. If we receive the witness of men, *the witness [Spirit, water, blood] of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son [Jesus Christ].” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Feast of Trumpets: The Feast of Trumpets is the first of the Fall Feasts [of Israel] – The interval of time between ‘first coming of Jesus’ [3 Spring Feasts (Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits (Easter)) and] the last of the spring feasts [or middle Feast] (Pentecost [4th Feast] or Weeks) and the first of the [three] Fall Feasts {to be completed at the ‘second coming of Jesus’} [a total of 7 Holy Feasts – 8 Feasts counting the weekly Feast of Sabbath that was also fulfilled on the first visit of Jesus – from Leviticus Chapter 23] (Trumpets) corresponds to the present Church Age – In other words, we are presently living between Israel’s fourth and fifth feasts – {3 Fall Feasts} Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah/Rosh Hashanah) is on September 11, 2010 [in 2001 the Feast of Trumpets (a lunar calendar feast, not a solar 365 day year) was on September 18, 2001] – Day of Atonement (Yom Kippurim) September 20, 2010 – Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) September 25, 2010 – Source: escapeallthesethings.com/holy-day-calendar.htm

http://www.christcenteredmall.com/teachings/feasts/trumpets.htm The Feast of Trumpets is the first of the fall feasts. The Jewish people call this feast Rosh Hashanah, which literally means “Head of the Year,” and it is observed as the start of the civil year (in contrast with the religious year which starts with Passover) on the Jewish calendar. The Feast of Trumpets is so important in Jewish thinking that it stands alongside Yom Kippur (“Day of Atonement”) to comprise what Judaism calls “the high holy days” on the Jewish religious calendar. It begins the “ten days of awe” before the Day of Atonement. According to Leviticus 23:24-27, the celebration consisted of a time of rest, “an offering made by fire [only the normal acceptable Levitically prescribed Temple offerings not some made-up ‘strange fire’ offering],” and the blowing of the trumpets. Modern Rosh Hashanah (Ezekiel 40:1) is traced back to the Feast of Trumpets which is the sounding of the trumpets on the first day of the seventh month (Tishri) of the religious calendar year (Leviticus 23:24; Numbers 29:1). The trumpet referred to here was the shofar, a ram’s horn. It was distinctive from the silver trumpets blown on the other new moons. Silver trumpets were sounded at the daily burnt offering and at the beginning of each new month (Numbers 10:10), but the shofar specifically was blown on the beginning of the month Tishri. The interval of time between the last of the spring feasts (Pentecost or Weeks) and the first of the fall feasts (Trumpets) corresponds to the present Church Age. In other words, we are presently living between Israel’s fourth and fifth feasts. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost started the Church Age [coming after the 40 day Christian Apostolic Age (the personal earthly fellowship of the Disciples with the resurrected Jesus)]; and Trumpets, which will signal Christ’s second coming to rapture the Church and {begin Revelation to ultimatly} judge the wicked, will end the Church Age. Christian Study

Basic Christian: – The Basic Christian Bible Study: The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth – The 7 anointed Gentile Global Kings of the Earth (anointed from God) and the anointed 8th Kingdom the Eternal Kingdom of Jesus Christ — The Kingdoms: beginning with Nimrod (Tower of Babel – Genesis 10:8-10) — Pharaoh Akhenaten (Egypt – Joseph’s Pharaoh, the Dream Pharaoh – Genesis 41:1) — Nebuchadnezzar (Babylon – Jeremiah 27:4-7, Daniel 2:37) — Cyrus (Persia – Isaiah 45:1-7, Ezra 1:1-4) — Alexander the Great (Greece – Daniel 8:21) — Julius Caesar (Rome and The Revised [10 Kingdom] Roman Empire – Daniel 7:19) — Antichrist [emerges from within the Revised Roman Empire] (Satan – Daniel 7:20) — Messiah, Jesus Christ’s Kingdom (Heaven and Earth – Daniel 2:35, Daniel 2:44-45)

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Genesis 10:8-10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty [occult] one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter {spiritual seeker, occult} before {anointed of} the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before {in the presence of} the LORD. *And the beginning of his [Nimrod’s] Kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar [later Babylon – modern Iraq]. {Note: all 7 of the Gentile global Kings-Kingdoms are anointed, for a time, given by God even as the Gentile King might at times or throughout thier duration be at odd with God.} — Genesis 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed [a dream from God] {this is possibly or most probably the Pharaoh Akhenaten}: and, behold, he stood by the river. — Jeremiah 27:4-7 … Thus saith the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters; I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, **and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto Me. And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the King of Babylon, My servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him. And all Nations shall serve him, and his son [Nabonidus], and his son’s son [Belshazzar], until the very time of his land come: and then many Nations and Great Kings shall serve themselves of him. — Isaiah 45:1-7 Thus saith the LORD to His anointed, to Cyrus [of Persia], whose right hand I have holden, to subdue Nations before him; and I will loose the loins of Kings, to open before him the two leaved gates [of Babylon]; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: *And I will give thee the Treasures of Darkness [Mystery Babylon – secret knowledge – the 7 Gentile Kingdoms ‘beginning’ with Nimrod and ending with Antichrist once manifested are aggregate and ongoing], *and hidden riches [wealth] of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. **For Jacob [the Nation of Israel] My servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known Me. I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside Me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known Me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside Me. I Am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. — Ezra 1:1-4 Now in the first year of Cyrus King of Persia, that the Word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus King of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his Kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus King of Persia, The LORD God of Heaven hath given me all the Kingdoms of the earth; and He hath charged me to build Him an House [Temple – 2nd Temple] at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all His people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the House [Temple] of the LORD God of Israel, He is the God, which is in Jerusalem. And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the House of God that is in Jerusalem. — Daniel 8:16-27 And I heard a Man’s [Jesus’] voice [standing on the water] between the banks of [the river] Ulai, which called, and said, [Angel] Gabriel, make this man [Daniel] to understand the vision. So he [Gabriel] came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man [Daniel]: for at the Time of the End shall be the vision [the four Gentile global governments after (Nimrod, Egypt, Babylon) – Persia, Greece, Rome and Antichrist]. Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright. And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for *at the time appointed the end shall be. The ram which thou sawest having two horns are *the kings of Media and Persia [4th Kingdom]. And the rough goat is the King of Grecia [Greece – 5th Kingdom]: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first King [Alexander the Great]. Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four Kingdoms [Ptolemaic kingdom of Egypt, the Seleucid Empire in the east, the kingdom of Pergamon in Asia Minor, and Macedon – wiki.com] shall stand up out of the Nation, but not in his power. And in the latter time of their [Roman] Kingdom {Rome annexed and acquired the Kingdom of Greece more by default (a weakened Greece) and through political contracts than through direct military conquest}, when the transgressors are come to the full, a King [Antichrist] of fierce countenance, and understanding dark [occult] sentences, shall stand up. And his [Antichrist] power shall be mighty, but not by his own power [by Satan’s]: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft [occult – Satanism] to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and *by [false] peace shall destroy many: he [Antichrist] shall also stand up against the Prince of Princes [Jesus Christ]; but he [Antichrist] shall be broken [spiritually] without [physical] hand. And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days. And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king’s [Belshazzar – son of Nabonidus – grandson of Nebuchadnezzar] business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it. — Daniel 2:35 Then was the iron (Rome), the clay (Revised Rome – Antichrist), the brass (Greece), the silver (Persia), and the gold (Babylon), broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them [Kingdoms of the Earth]: and the Stone [Jesus Christ] that smote the image became a Great Mountain [single government], and filled the whole earth. Daniel 2:44-45 And in the days of these Kings [Kings of the Earth] shall *the God of Heaven set up a [eternal] Kingdom, **which shall never be destroyed: and the [eternal] Kingdom shall not be left to other [unbelieving] people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these [7 earthly] Kingdoms, and it [the Kingdom of Jesus Christ] shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the Stone was cut out of the Mountain [Divinely] without [physical] hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the Great God hath made known to the King [Nebuchadnezzar] what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Rick Warren Defends Church Challenge [an unbiblical practice that is creating and seeding unnecessary division, factions and strife within the Church body] – Rick Warren’s “Now You See It; Now You Don’t” [Twitter] Teaching Style – within a couple of hours the [Rick Warren – my church is better than your church] above tweet disappeared without explanation – but it’s now grown quite worse with Rick Warren defending his pitting Saddleback Church against others in his earlier “challenge” – Amazingly Warren compared himself to the Apostle Paul when he tweeted just a bit ago – Rick Warren “doesn’t have apostolic (or other) oversight of the churches he wants to compare against *his own [as though Rick Warren has his own church – only Jesus Christ has a Church]” – From where I stand, Neades is also right when he told me that, “St. Paul was interested in provoking others to [Salvation first (2 Corinthians 8:5) then] good works, whereas RW’s [Rick Warren’s] original tweet looked like it was interested in bringing [primarily] glory to RW”

http://apprising.org/2010/08/12/rick-warren-defends-church-challenge/ Frankly, Warren having removed the offending tweet would have been the end of this. Since he didn’t explain why he took it down, I would have said nothing further; but it’s now grown quite worse with Rick Warren defending his pitting Saddleback Church against others in his earlier “challenge.” Amazingly Warren compared himself to the Apostle Paul when he tweeted just a bit ago: Maybe so; but as we discussed this today, my friend Daniel Neades of Better Than Sacrifice correctly pointed out that Rick Warren “doesn’t have apostolic (or other) oversight of the churches he wants to compare against his own.” From where I stand, Neades is also right when he told me that, “St. Paul was interested in provoking others to good works, whereas RW’s original tweet looked like it was interested in bringing glory to RW.” Consider the following tweets from Warren, which came right on the heels of the one above: … With the boast of “reverse tithing” Rick Warren has long been making, it’s well past time someone reminds him of the actual Biblical model. Or has pastor Warren really never read what Jesus said: “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others.” “Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:1-4) The question then becomes: Why did Rick Warren delete the tweet that he’s now been vigorously defending? Well, as for me personally, I stand by my own Biblical assessment of Rick Warren above. Fraud Deceit Lies

GodThoughtsWired! JESUS…IS GOD! As an “equipper of the saints” (see Ephesians 4:11-13), here’s some helpful “equipment” in regard to the clear, biblical teaching that Jesus is God

http://godthoughtslive.com/biblesays/thetrinity.html JESUS…IS GOD! As an “equipper of the saints,” (see Ephesians 4:11-13), here’s some helpful “equipment” in regard to the clear, biblical teaching that Jesus is God. ~Thomas knew that Jesus was God: “Thomas answered and said to Him (Jesus), ‘My Lord and my God'” (John 20:28). ~Peter knew that Jesus was God: “To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:1). ~The Apostle Paul knew that Jesus was God: “Looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus” (Titus 2:13). ~Jesus knows that He is God: “Truly, truly I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am…Now Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was” (John 8:58; 17:5). ~Those around Jesus knew that He claimed to be God. After Jesus told the crowd, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30), the bible tells us that they began to pick up stones to stone Him because, “You (Jesus) being a man, make Yourself out to be God” (John 10:33). ~Finally, God the Father* acknowledges that Jesus is God: “But of the Son He (the Father) says, ‘Thy Throne O God, is forever and ever” (Hebrews 1:8). It is through this God alone, Jesus Christ, the Jesus of the Bible, that salvation is made available. “And there is salvation in no one else…” (see Acts 4:12) Brothers and sisters, biblical Christianity acknowledges that Jesus is God. He is the Savior of the world (see John 3:16). There is NO OTHER way to get to heaven, accept through the Jesus of the Bible. I guess, the real question is whether or not you believe that the Bible is really God’s word? Because the Bible teaches that there is no other way to get to heaven accept through Jesus. If you believe otherwise, according the the God of the Bible…you are deceived. “I, even I, am the Lord, and there is no Savior besides Me…There is no God besides Me…Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me…I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides Me there is no God…There is no one besides Me, I am the Lord and there is no other…” Isaiah 43:11; 44:6; 43:10b; 45:5; 45:6 Comprende? ps. If you actually receive this, would you drop me a short note to let me know? Thanks. 🙂 *For an in-depth discussion of The Trinity, click on, What Does the Bible Say About…The Trinity? Christian Study

BasicChristian.org: Biblical Proof that Jesus is God – The Names used to refer to Jesus reveal that Jesus is God in Substance, Authority, and Character – Luke 2:21 … His name substance, authority, character was called JESUS ((JE = God, Yahweh, Jehovah) + (SUS = Salvation, Healing)), which was so named of the angel before He was conceived in the womb

http://www.basicchristian.org/biblicalproof.html A note about the Holy Bible, as a document the Bible was spoken by God and written down by prophets and scribes. Today some people think of the Bible as a collection of ancient events and stories while in actuality the Bible is a legal document containing both the Old & New Testaments, the covenant and contract between God and mankind. The words, terms and phrases are legal in nature and binding in stature. When Jesus refers to Himself as Christ, Lord, Savior, and God, He is saying it in a legal binding term, a legal binding term between God and mankind. — In the historical events of the life and crucifixion of Jesus Christ the reason for the guilty verdict, the recorded “crime”, by the leaders of His day in order to condemn Him at His multiple trials was that Jesus repeatedly declared Himself to be God to many eyewitnesses. Declaring oneself to be God is a part of the crime of blaspheming (misrepresenting God) unless of course as in the case of Jesus where God actually was in human flesh visiting mankind to remove the sins of the world. In other words Jesus was sentenced to death and crucified not for committing a crime like robbing a bank or kidnapping or something that we would normally associate with a death penalty case. Jesus was convicted of the “crime” of blasphemy, declaring Himself to be God. … – Basic Christian Christian Study

Caner remains on faculty at LU

http://www2.newsadvance.com/news/2010/aug/12/caner-remains-faculty-lu-ar-422882/ The former dean of Liberty University’s seminary still is a member of the faculty, LU officials said Wednesday as reports circulated that he had cleaned out his office this week. Ergun Caner “is now a faculty member at LU,” Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. said Tuesday night in an e-mail to The News & Advance. Falwell’s comment reaffirmed the university’s statement in June that Caner, whose contract as dean was not being renewed, would continue as a faculty member. Johnnie Moore, spokesman for the university, said Wednesday that Caner would teach online courses. Moore indicated no decision had been made about whether Caner would teach in LU classrooms. “Dr. Caner will likely be teaching online courses this fall, but his course load hasn’t yet been determined,” Moore said. “He will still have an office at LU,” Moore said. Fraud Deceit Lies

Aug 12, 2010 Liberty Student News: Caner will be teaching online courses instead {The widespread Caner (Ergun and Emir) deception continues! Watching these events unfold it is apparent that Liberty University [LU] and others [SBC, Norman Geisler, Calvary Chapel] really are deliberately practicing the Dark Arts of deception and they are attempting to directly deceive the true body of Christ.}

http://www.libertystudentnews.com/?p=546 News & Advance confirmed that Caner is still a member of the faculty after rumors circulated that he had cleaned out his office this week. He’ll be likely be teaching online courses and still have a office on-campus. Fraud Deceit Lies

Update: by Lucas – I walked by the [LU] apologetics department of the seminary earlier today and the whole department is out of that section – It really is hard to tell what is going on – [Ergun] Caner cleans out office and leaves school? {Note: Still waiting on an official statement from Jerry Falwell Jr., Liberty University [LU] or Thomas Road Baptist Church regarding the status of Ergun Caner.}

http://www.libertystudentnews.com/?p=543 Several sources are confirming that Ergun Caner cleaned out his office and is leaving the [LU] school for good. Its not certain if he’s moving to a smaller office or he’s just leaving the school for good. But what my sources understand is that he’s leaving for good. DEVELOPING… Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback} [Continued] Ergun Caner Whopper: – Comments: Anonymous said…This is truly getting worse and worse – I would not in any way be surprised if there are more revelations to come – I have been suspicious from the beginning that there’s more to this story than meets the eye – I’ll say it one more time…are we SURE this guy is not still a Muslim? In infiltration? I don’t care what anybody says, somebody needs to be asking this question – Sorry, Caner, if I’m wrong – But man, you seriously brought this on yourself and you know it

http://fbcjaxwatchdog.blogspot.com/2010/07/caner-whopper-my-madrassa-was-in.html One of the more recent Caner defenders to go public is Mac Brunson, pastor of FBC Jax, as his defense was posted on Stormin’ Norman Geisler’s site last week. Brunson is Caner’s close friend, and co-author. Comments: Anonymous said…”So Mac Brunson was making money also by selling books he co-authored with Caner?” Flashback from the good old days at FBCJ when the Brunson family arrived – they are experts on how to get monies from the flock. Every Adult Sunday School class was asked to put in $1 for Trey & his fiance’s wedding gift . . .the deacons wives hosted a Bridal Shower . . .and then there was the formal reception Mac hosted in the church dining room for their introduction. Very tacky tacky, but they did get a pocketful of money and a trunk load of gifts and daddy gave him the best gift of all – put him on payroll at the church. Glad I’m gone! Yes, Mac knows how to make his money! — Anonymous said…These guys love their secrets but that is only because the full truth is embarrassing. They think folks believe them because they carry titles of “pastor”. — Also James White discusses a little about speeches/sermons Ergun Caner made in May [2010] of this year, where he [Caner] calls the people questioning him as “haters” and more on Dividing Line tomorrow on this subject. — It is no secret, and it is no rumor. It is fact. A blogger has the video tape of Caner’s training or speech he gave to a certain unit of our U.S. Marines on Jihad. He plans on making it available soon. And it will take another round of defenses and attacks from Caner’s defenders like Guthrie and Stormin Norman Geisler to explain even more lies coming from Caner, and this time it’s more serious: he delivered them to our troops. — I am deeply disturbed by this potential new revelation that caner addresses our military troops on jihad. If this is true, then someone in the government did not do their job and vet this guy. To think that a liar had access to the troops and fed them information that was not based in fact gives me pause. This may be a bigger story than a lying Baptist seminary president. It is easy for me to imagine innocent people taking the word of their pastor who invited Caner. It is very different to imagine our military doing the same. I predict this will be a very big story if it is based in fact. — Anonymous said…This is truly getting worse and worse. I would not in any way be surprised if there are more revelations to come. I have been suspicious from the beginning that there’s more to this story than meets the eye. I’ll say it one more time…are we SURE this guy is not still a Muslim? In infiltration? I don’t care what anybody says, somebody needs to be asking this question. Sorry, Caner, if I’m wrong. But man, you seriously brought this on yourself and you know it. Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback} 7/29/2010 – Dividing Line with James White “What kind of a person when they get caught lying, instead of repenting just makes up another lie” {Note: Two recordings of Ergun Caner attempting to explain the Trinity – Father, Son, Holy Spirit nature of God are played and Caner does an ‘ok’ job BUT unexplainably mixes within his convoluted explanations New Age terms and concepts i.e. “eternal progression” saying that Jesus’ incarnation was “just a part of His eternal progression” (i.e. LDS Mormonism) and then that the Trinity is embodied at the tip of our own finger (i.e. some New Age [Gnostic – Da Vinci Code] concept that we are all little gods). The tip of our finger analogy is completely wrong in that three dimensions (length, height, and width) always have with it the 4th dimension of time and for example the higher [5th and 6th] spiritual dimensions including the ever present eternal, limitless dimension of God so using the tip of our own finger to represent the Trinity of God is perhaps the worst of all possible examples and any Seminary Theology professor should be able to give a more concise and coherent statement on the Trinity than Caner is able to explain – as though he is publically explaining it for the first time.} (Mp3)

http://aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=4099 Discussed today: A May [2010 – San Diego, CA] recording of Ergun Caner talking about haters [and ‘flamers’ i.e. Caner’s version of Christians who simply question him]. Dr. White also took two calls. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Mp3’s FREE

Rapture – The Old Covenant [Old Testament] is considered an earthly covenant while the New Covenant [New Testament] is considered a Heavenly Covenant – causing the gathering of the Christian Congregation [the Rapture] to occur in Heaven – {Note: It seems to be that this is why Jesus did not write documents while He was on earth [as Moses did] because it would replicate the (O.T.) Old Covenant. Therefore Jesus speaks (writes) from Heaven as the N.T. is based in Heaven “Heavenly Jerusalem” and no earthly documents were from Jesus because that would have duplicated the O.T. Ministry of Moses. Also Note: The Book of Revelation in parts i.e. (Revelation 1:17-3:22) is a direct transcript from Jesus “Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God [the Father] gave unto Him [the Son], to shew unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel [mesenger] unto His servant [Disciple] John:”}

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_historystudy.html Hebrews 12:18-29 For ye [Christians] are not come unto the [unapproachable] mount [Mt. Sinai “out of Egypt” (Exodus 18:1,5) in Saudi Arabia – where God came down] that might be [physically] touched [and the person who touched it died], and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of Words; which voice they [Congregation of Moses] that heard intreated that the Word should not be spoken to them any more (Exodus 20:18): For they [Congregation/Church of Moses] could not endure that which was commanded [by the voice of God], And if so much as a beast touch the mountain [Mt. Sinai], it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: And so terrible was the sight, that *Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake: But ye [Christians] are come unto [approachable] mount Sion [Mt. Zion in Jerusalem – cross and resurrection of Jesus], *and unto the city of the living God, the *Heavenly Jerusalem [Heaven – where God (Jesus) ascended up into], and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly [O.T. Saints] and [Christian] Church of the Firstborn [Jesus Christ], which are written in Heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect [complete in Jesus Christ], And to Jesus the mediator [for mankind to God] of the New Covenant, and to the [N.T.] blood of sprinkling (O.T. Exodus 24:4-8), that speaketh better things than that of Abel (Genesis 4:10). **See that ye [Christian] refuse not Him [Jesus] that speaketh [from Heaven]. For if they [Congregation of Moses] escaped not who refused Him [God revealed] that spake [O.T. Covenant] on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from ***Him [Jesus revealed] that speaketh from Heaven: [Jesus] Whose voice then shook the earth [at Mt. Sinai]: but now He [Jesus] hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this Word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made [man-made], that those things [of God] which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a [eternal] Kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire. – Basic Christian Christian Study

The Rapture [Just a reminder! – We didn’t go down this road “Feast of Trumpets” possibly equals Christian Church Rapture last year, but let’s do it this year, also on Sept. 11, 2010 this year – and for the record I don’t think the rapture is this year – I have no idea of when the rapture is or if it actually exists but I suspect it does Biblically exist and will happen and happen sooner than later, whenever that is but only according to God’s exact will and His exact timing — still to come a few more rapture topic postings!] – The taking (Rapture) into Heaven the Church body [Ekklesia – G1577] of Jesus Christ {Note: The Rapture [speculated to possibly occur on a future Feast of Trumpets day] of the ‘born again’ Spirit Church by Jesus into Heaven is the conclusion of the giving of the ‘born again’ Spirit (John 20:22) by Jesus *that started on the Resurrection Day the Feast of Firstfruits (Easter) and continues [by Jesus] throughout the entire Church Age concluding at the Rapture. The rapture is not the conclusion to the later, separate and distinct work and giving of the Holy Spirit that occurred on the later Feast Day of Pentecost. The [witness and empowerment] work of the Holy Spirit that began at Pentecost continues on throughout the Tribulation period while the ‘born again’ working of the Feast of Firstfruits will be concluded with the Spiritually ‘born again’ Church being removed from the earth and brought into Heaven by the call “shout” of Jesus.}

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_historystudy.html The Church Rapture: “1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 But I would not have you [Christians] to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep [passed away], that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe [cross and resurrection] that Jesus died and rose again, **even so them also which sleep in Jesus [are already in Heaven with Jesus] will God [Jesus] bring [at the rapture] with Him. For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we [Christians] which are alive and remain unto the [rapture] coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep [they are already in Heaven]. For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout [a bidding call – command – G2752], with the voice of the archangel, and with the Trump of God: and the dead in Christ [already in Heaven] shall rise first: Then we [Christians] which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air [the rapture precedes the 2nd coming where Jesus physically returns to earth – unto to His brethren the Jews]: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” – “Acts 3:19-21 Repent ye therefore, and be converted [become a Christian], that your sins may be blotted out [The O.T. didn’t forgive ‘blot out’ sin as the N.T. does the O.T. only temporarily (yearly) covered sin], when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord [Father, Son Jesus, Holy Spirit]; And He shall send Jesus Christ [2nd coming], which before was preached unto you: **Whom the heaven must receive [Jesus will remain in Heaven – the rapture, uniting of the Church with Jesus will occur in the air (heaven) not on earth – Jesus returns to the earth to the Jews (not the Church) later in the 2nd coming (Zechariah 12:10, Revelation 14:1)] until the [2nd coming] times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.” — The Spirit baptism of Jesus began on the feast of Firstfruits and continues throughout all of Church history until it concludes at the event of the Rapture of the Church. – “John 1:32 And John [the baptist] bare record, saying, I saw the [Holy] Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him [Jesus]. And I knew Him not: but He [God] that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see *the Spirit descending, *and remaining on Him, the same is **He [Jesus] which baptizeth with *the [Spirit] Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Feast of Trumpets: The Feast of Trumpets is the first of the Fall Feasts [of Israel] – The interval of time between ‘first coming of Jesus’ [3 Spring Feasts (Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits (Easter)) and] the last of the spring feasts [or middle Feast] (Pentecost [4th Feast] or Weeks) and the first of the [three] Fall Feasts {to be completed at the ‘second coming of Jesus’} [a total of 7 Holy Feasts – 8 Feasts counting the weekly Feast of Sabbath that was also fulfilled on the first visit of Jesus – from Leviticus Chapter 23] (Trumpets) corresponds to the present Church Age – In other words, we are presently living between Israel’s fourth and fifth feasts – {3 Fall Feasts} Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah/Rosh Hashanah) is on September 11, 2010 [in 2001 the Feast of Trumpets (a lunar calendar feast, not a solar 365 day year) was on September 18, 2001] – Day of Atonement (Yom Kippurim) September 20, 2010 – Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) September 25, 2010 – Source: escapeallthesethings.com/holy-day-calendar.htm

http://www.christcenteredmall.com/teachings/feasts/trumpets.htm The Feast of Trumpets is the first of the fall feasts. The Jewish people call this feast Rosh Hashanah, which literally means “Head of the Year,” and it is observed as the start of the civil year (in contrast with the religious year which starts with Passover) on the Jewish calendar. The Feast of Trumpets is so important in Jewish thinking that it stands alongside Yom Kippur (“Day of Atonement”) to comprise what Judaism calls “the high holy days” on the Jewish religious calendar. It begins the “ten days of awe” before the Day of Atonement. According to Leviticus 23:24-27, the celebration consisted of a time of rest, “an offering made by fire [only the normal acceptable Levitically prescribed Temple offerings not some made-up ‘strange fire’ offering],” and the blowing of the trumpets. Modern Rosh Hashanah (Ezekiel 40:1) is traced back to the Feast of Trumpets which is the sounding of the trumpets on the first day of the seventh month (Tishri) of the religious calendar year (Leviticus 23:24; Numbers 29:1). The trumpet referred to here was the shofar, a ram’s horn. It was distinctive from the silver trumpets blown on the other new moons. Silver trumpets were sounded at the daily burnt offering and at the beginning of each new month (Numbers 10:10), but the shofar specifically was blown on the beginning of the month Tishri. The interval of time between the last of the spring feasts (Pentecost or Weeks) and the first of the fall feasts (Trumpets) corresponds to the present Church Age. In other words, we are presently living between Israel’s fourth and fifth feasts. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost started the Church Age [coming after the 40 day Christian Apostolic Age (the personal earthly fellowship of the Disciples with the resurrected Jesus)]; and Trumpets, which will signal Christ’s second coming to rapture the Church and {begin Revelation to ultimatly} judge the wicked, will end the Church Age. Christian Study

{Flashback} The Blood Moon Scenario – tracking solar and lunar eclipses and comparing them with Levitical Feasts

http://www.gracethrufaith.com/ikvot/the-blood-moon-scenario In the spring of 2015 Israel’s religious year will begin with a total solar eclipse, followed two weeks later a total lunar eclipse on Passover. And then six months later the sequence will repeat itself with a second solar eclipse on Rosh Hashanna followed two weeks after that by another total lunar eclipse on the Feast of Tabernacles, all in 2015. The last time anything like this happened was in 1967, when Jerusalem became an undivided Jewish city again, and before that there were several occurrences during the years of 1948-50, as Israel was becoming a nation. There were none at all in the 1800’s, 1700’s, or 1600’s, and none in the 1500’s that coincided with Feast Days. … If these earlier Blood Moons did in fact announce the re-birth of the nation and the reunification of Jerusalem as it appears, then the next major step in Israels’ journey toward the Kingdom is their national reunion with their Creator. This is the way Ezekiel saw it happening, and in my view is important enough to God to merit such a celestial announcement. After all He’s been waiting to take them back for 2000 years. Christian Study

Pentecost – Three different things were being accomplished on the one Feast Day of Pentecost – 1. The Apostles who were already Christians (Luke 24:45, John 20:22) became Holy Spirit empowered and emboldened in the Gospel of Jesus Christ – 2. Ordinary Citizens (those who had not witnessed the resurrection of Jesus as the Apostles had) began to respond to the teachings and preaching of the Apostles and became Christians [without receiving the miraculous wind, speaking in tongues or the flames of fire that the Apostles had just received] – 3. According to the Apostle Peter quoting the Prophet Joel the Holy Spirit was also poured out upon all people [the world having been cleansed by the blood of Jesus] as a witness [the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:31) now globally doing the sanctifying and witness work that the (Tabernacle and later the) Temple in Jerusalem once did] witnessing (Colossians 1:6) to the world regarding the accomplished resurrection of Jesus Christ in order that all people [since Pentecost] will have the Spiritual opportunity to come to faith and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ 1. “Acts 2:1-4 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they [Apostles] were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled [empowered] with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. — 2. “Acts 2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:” – “Acts 41-42 Then they [new Christians] that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added [to the Christian Church] unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” — 3. “Act2:16-21 But this [Holy Spirit outpourning] is that which was spoken by the Prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of My Spirit **upon all flesh [all people, Jews, Gentiles – saved, unsaved – as a witness to every one of the completed works of the Messiah Jesus Christ – note: it is the ‘upon’ witness of the Holy Spirit and is separate and different from the ‘indwelling’ presence of the Holy Spirit in the ‘born again’ Christian, a person who has responded to the ‘upon’ presence of the Holy Spirit receives God inside and becomes a ‘born again’ Christian]: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: {during Revelation} The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day [2nd Coming] of the Lord come: And it [through it all] shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord [Jesus Christ] shall be saved [eternal life]. – Basic Christian Christian Study

The inherited ‘born again’ Christian gifts given to each Christian from God – Jesus Christ [Prophet, Priest, King] in us (Colossians 1:27) – each Christian [with the born again Spirit] prophecies to others according to our own individual faith – each Christian (as a part of Jesus’ priesthood) offers gifts to God according to our own individual faith – each Christian exercises spiritual (Kingdom of Jesus) authority [over the Church realm and over the spiritual realm] according to our own individual Christian faith — “Romans 5:1-2 Therefore being justified [made right with God] by [our] faith [in the works of Jesus Christ, His cross and His resurrection], we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access [to God] by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ “Romans 14:17 For the Kingdom of God is not meat [food] and drink [socializing]; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth (serves) [Jesus] Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.” — The individual Christian gift of prophecy (hearing from God): “Romans 12:5-6 So we [Christians], being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members [belongs with] one of another. Having then {inherited} gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;” — The individual Christian gift of priesthood (offering individually to God): “Romans 12:1 I urge you brethren by the mercies of God to present [as your Christian priesthood] your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual [priestly] service of worship.” — “1st Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” — “2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth [faith] in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful [faith based] giver.” — “Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.” — individual Christian gift of Kingdom authority (individual spiritual authority from God): “2 Corinthians 10:8-9 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord [Jesus Christ] hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed: That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.” — “Acts 13:47 For so hath the Lord [Jesus Christ] commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.” — “Acts 16:18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee [evil spirit] in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he [evil spirit] came out [of her] the same hour.” — “Acts 17:30-31 And the times [past] of this [Gentile] ignorance God winked at; but now [God] commandeth all men every where to repent: Because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man [Jesus Christ] whom He hath ordained; whereof He [God] hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised (eternal life) Him [Jesus Christ] from the dead. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Say Goodbye to the Untouchable Preachers – God is shaking His church and removing corruption – But we share the blame for giving charlatans a platform – Our movement is eaten up with materialism, pride, deception and sexual sin because we were afraid to call these Bozos what they really are-insecure, selfish, egotistical and emotionally dysfunctional – If we had applied biblical discernment a long time ago we could have avoided this mess – “There is no way we can know how many unbelievers rejected the gospel because they saw the church supporting quacks who swaggered, bragged, lied, flattered, bribed, stole and tearfully begged their way into our lives-while we applauded them and sent them money”

http://www.charismamag.com/index.php/fire-in-my-bones/29039–say-goodbye-to-the-untouchable-preachers I hate to compare any minister of God to a gangster. But the sad truth is that today there are a handful (well, maybe more) of unscrupulous preachers who share some of Capone’s most disgusting traits. They are notoriously greedy. They are masters of deception and manipulation. They have bought their way into the charismatic religious subculture and used their uncanny hypnotic ability to control major Christian TV networks. And, like Capone, their days are numbered. Justice will soon catch up with them. These false prophets probably all started out with a genuine call from God, but success destroyed them. They were lured away from true faith by fame and money, and when their ministries mushroomed they resorted to compromise to keep their machines rolling. Now, in the midst of the Great Recession, God is closing in on them. But before we rejoice that these imposters are being removed from their pulpits and yanked off the airwaves, let’s hit the pause button and reflect. How did these false preachers ever achieve such fame? It couldn’t have happened without help from us. We were the gullible ones. When they said, “The Lord promises you untold wealth if you will simply give a thousand dollars right now,” we went to the phones and put the donations on our credit cards. God forgive us. We were the undiscerning ones. When they said, “I need your sacrificial gift today so I can repair my private jet,” we didn’t ask why a servant of God wasn’t humble enough to fly coach class to a Third World nation. God forgive us. We were the foolish ones. When it was revealed that they were living in immorality, mistreating their wives or populating cities with illegitimate children, we listened to their spin doctors instead of demanding that ministry leaders act like Christians. God forgive us. We were the naïve ones. When they begged for $2 million more in donations because of a budget shortfall, we didn’t feel comfortable asking why they needed that $10,000-a-night hotel suite. In fact, if we did question it, another Christian was quick to say, “Don’t criticize! The Bible says, ‘Touch not the Lord’s anointed!'” God forgive us. We have treated these charlatans like Al Capone-as if they were untouchable-and as a result their corruption has spread throughout charismatic churches like a plague. Our movement is eaten up with materialism, pride, deception and sexual sin because we were afraid to call these Bozos what they really are-insecure, selfish, egotistical and emotionally dysfunctional. If we had applied biblical discernment a long time ago we could have avoided this mess. There is no way we can know how many unbelievers rejected the gospel because they saw the church supporting quacks who swaggered, bragged, lied, flattered, bribed, stole and tearfully begged their way into our lives-while we applauded them and sent them money. When well-meaning Christians quote 1 Chronicles 16:22 (“Do not touch My anointed ones, and do My prophets no harm,” NASB) to cover up corruption or charlatanism, they do horrible injustice to Scripture. This passage does not require us to stay quiet when a leader is abusing power or deceiving people. On the contrary, we are called to confront sin in a spirit of love and honesty-and we certainly aren’t showing love to the church if we allow the charismatic Al Capones of our generation to corrupt it. ~ J. Lee Grady is contributing editor of Charisma and author of the new book The Holy Spirit Is Not for Sale. Follow him on Twitter at leegrady. Fraud Deceit Lies

Servants Will Abuse Finances [and people (Luke 12:42-48)] When There is No Transparency – The solution? It’s so easy – Public disclosure of ALL sources of income of people who are public servants – We do it in Jacksonville, Florida – With about 3 mouse clicks the salary and overtime pay can be obtained for any government employees – Any – From the mayor, to the sheriff, all the way down to the lowest-paid city worker – The same should be for these “men of God” – If they trust God so much, trust God to let their *total comp be known – If they fear their salaries being made public, then they are absolutely earning too much – They are using their position to gain financially, wasting God’s money that church members faithfully fork over – If they don’t do it willingly, I hope the day will come when the IRS demands it – And not just “salary” should be known of these mega church pastors, but their entire compensation packages – One of the ways the Bell [part time city] council members were able to earn $100k a year was their “salary” was broken up by parts, a separate income from each board on the city they sat on – So we don’t just want base salary of these mega church rock stars, but how much is their salary, housing allowance, travel allowance, clothing allowance, etc. etc. And please, disclose any large gifts you receive from your members, just like our Congressmen must

http://fbcjaxwatchdog.blogspot.com/2010/08/city-of-bell-ca-servants-will-abuse.html If you haven’t heard of the scandal gripping the City of Bell, California, you should take a close look to see what can happen when leaders who are supposed to be servants of the people operate with no transparency and accountability to the very people who give them the money, and whom they are to serve. Those of you who are members of mega churches where the total compensation packages of your pastor and family members, and payments to former pastors are a closely guarded secret, take notice: there is a reason why they don’t want you to know their salaries. Because they know you would be absolutely disgusted to know the details of their total compensation. … But make no mistake about it: these mega church pastors view themselves as talented rock stars, ordained by God himself, and think themselves deserving of the large incomes they draw from their churches, their speaking engagements, books, and gifts given to them by their star-struck followers. Ed Young, Jr, the jet-setting pastor of Fellowship Church views himself as the church’s “franchise player”, responsible for “raising” the millions needed by the church. Who can forget the image of Jerry Vines and Mac Brunson high-fiving and hugging on the platform during the 2007 FBC Jax Pastor’s Conference when Vines was preaching about people complaining about preacher’s salaries – and Vines’ comment of “you don’t pay me enough to be yo preacha, brutha” – easily one of the most uncomfortable sermon moments in FBC Jax history. … I pray for the day when Senator Grassley or someone else in Congress will finally require these mega churches to disclose detailed financial records including pastor compensation. The day will come, I’m confident, the only question is how much money will be wasted in the mean time. Lastly, I became aware of the Bell, California story over at SBC pastor William Thornton’s blog, where he wrote the following blurb about it: “Scenes of vein-popping outrage ensued when citizens of the obscure town of Bell, CA found out that its manager was being paid over $800k, police chief about half-a-million, and part time councilmen $100k annually. Rightly so. What would happen if Baptist Press published the total compensation package of all SBC entity heads (and don’t give me a ‘salary’ figure, most clergy are onto that game)? apoplexy? Raised eyebrows? Ho hum? Let’s do it and see. It’s our money.” I agree with William. It is our money. Let’s see what the total compensation package for these men who lead the SBC agencies, and the mega church pastors also. Not just “salary” – total compensation. If they don’t want to, let them go with Bell’s Robert Rizzo into the private sector searching for the $800,000 salary. The preachers will be shocked when they realize they have to compete in a cut-throat employment market, where no one kisses their hineys and calls them “God’s man”. Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback} Greg Laurie [Harvest Crusade] Connects Purpose Driven [Rick Warren] to a Move of God – Gives Financial Support – In addition to Greg Laurie’s letter to pastors regarding Rick Warren and Bill Hybels, Lighthouse Trails has also learned that Laurie is also helping to finance Warren’s September [2008] event in New York – Lighthouse Trails contacted the New York City Leadership group this past week after we learned that Laurie’s name was on their website showing him to be a sponsor – The New York City office said that this sponsorship is in the way of financial support and is for Rick Warren’s September conference – This coming November [2008] Greg Laurie will present “Preach the Word” a conference for Pastors and Leaders – Those joining him will include Alistair Begg, Chuck Smith, and John MacArthur – Perhaps these three men can help Greg Laurie remember the simple and true faith he found so many years ago {Note: The hidden danger in donating to marginal ministries like Greg Laurie’s Harvest Crusade is that some of the finances are then directly used [as a result of compromise and consensus building techniques] in some of the very ministries [purpose driven and emergent church events] that reject sound Biblical doctrine.}

http://christsimplicity.wordpress.com/2008/06/22/greg-laurie-connects-purpose-driven/ On May 6th, [2008] Greg Laurie, pastor of mega-church Harvest Christian Fellowship wrote a letter to pastors and church leaders in the New York region, announcing his Harvest Crusade 2008 in New York City on October 19th. This letter to pastors and leaders is causing confusion among some because of its content, and this Lighthouse Trails report will examine this issue. Greg Laurie is best known as a Calvary Chapel pastor. His church is listed on the Calvary Chapel website, and Laurie often speaks at Calvary Chapel functions. And it is Laurie’s connection with Calvary Chapel that presents a great dilemma. Two years ago, in May of 2006, Calvary Chapel issued a “Parson to Parson” letter, in which a statement was made against the emerging church and contemplative spirituality. The following month, at the 2006 Senior Pastor’s Conference, Calvary Chapel founder and pastor, Chuck Smith, told the senior pastors that Calvary Chapel as a whole was rejecting various movements and practices that have been taking place within the Christian church at large as well as in some Calvary Chapel churches. According to a number of pastors in attendance, who afterwards spoke with Lighthouse Trails, Smith asked that those Calvary Chapel pastors who were going in the direction of the emerging church would no longer call themselves Calvary Chapel churches. One week later, Calvary Chapel instructed its distribution center to immediately remove all of Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life books from its center. The statement read: “The teaching and positions of Rick Warren have come into conflict with us at Calvary Chapel. Pastor Chuck has directed us to discontinue this product effective immediately.” … And now this brings us to the unpleasant task of reporting that Greg Laurie is giving a strong promotion of Rick Warren and Bill Hybels, which means he is indirectly promoting contemplative and emerging (which we will explain later in this article), and directly promoting Purpose Driven. And unfortunately, there is a twist to this story. In Laurie’s May 2008 letter to pastors and leaders, Laurie talks about his upcoming crusade in New York City, saying, in reference to it, “God is on the move.” He then states that “[t]his move is also seen in the formation of the New York City Leadership group. Under their direction, a community-wide 40 Days of Purpose campaign with Pastor Rick Warren has been launched, and the significant services of Bill Hybels’ Leadership Summit conferences are also being organized to strengthen the local church.” … This report will obviously be disheartening to many Calvary Chapel pastors and church goers who have believed that their movement was going to press forward into the future without these un-biblical movements. Laurie’s current promotion and financial backing of Rick Warren will cause many to wonder just which direction the Calvary Chapel movement will really end up going. … This coming November Greg Laurie will present “Preach the Word,” a conference for Pastors and Leaders. Those joining him will include Alistair Begg, Chuck Smith, and John MacArthur. Perhaps these three men can help Greg Laurie remember the simple and true faith he found so many years ago. Fraud Deceit Lies

John Piper’s Upcoming Leave – As you may have already heard in the sermon from March 27-28, the elders graciously approved on March 22 a leave of absence that will take me away from Bethlehem from May 1 through December 31, 2010 – I asked the elders not to pay me for this leave – I don’t feel it is owed to me – The elders did not agree with my request {Is this ‘much publicized’ unpaid leave really an unpaid leave or is Pastor John Pieper simply pretending to give up thousands of dollars of ‘base salary’ all the while he is still collecting possibly millions of dollars in perks, publishing fees, gifts and various other compensations. Update: It isn’t an unpaid leave “The elders did not agree with my request” though many blog comments are posting remarks as though it is. Note: If attending a Church or a congregation like John Piper’s Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis that suddenly begins to change and embrace different teachings like Rick Warren’s purpose driven commitment [as Bethlehem Baptist Church is now in the process of doing] or worse the unbiblical Emergent Church [New Age Christianity] practices – stop donating and stop tithing to that church for at least three months or until you can have enough time to make a sound non-financially motivated assessment about where the direction of the Church is going and what the new direction entails and means for individual Christian participation.}

http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/TasteAndSee/ByDate/2010/4555 In this leave, I intend to let go of all of it. No book-writing. No sermon preparation or preaching. No blogging. No Twitter. No articles. No reports. No papers. *And no speaking engagements. There is *one [two] stateside exception-the weekend devoted to the Desiring God National Conference combined with the inaugural convocation of Bethlehem College and Seminary in October. Noël thought I should keep **three international commitments. Our reasoning is that if she could go along, and if we plan it right {as a free trip? – the guy just took over half a year off so time off isn’t an issue}, these could be very special times of refreshment together. The elders have appointed a group to stay in touch and keep me accountable for this leave. They are David Mathis, Jon Bloom, Tom Steller, Sam Crabtree, Jon Grano, Tim Held, Tony Campagna, and Kurt Elting-Ballard. Five of these have walked with Noël and me over the last two months, helping us discern the wisdom, scope, and nature of this leave. They brought the final recommendation to the elders on March 22. I asked the elders not to pay me for this leave. I don’t feel it is owed to me. I know I am causing more work for others, and I apologize to the staff for that. Not only that, others could use similar time away. Most working men and women do not have the freedom to step back like this. The elders did not agree with my request. Noël and I are profoundly grateful for this kind of affection. We will seek the Lord for how much of your financial support to give back to the church, to perhaps bear some of the load. Fraud Deceit Lies

Smoking Gun: Is [Pastor] Bob’s [Grenier] inner-circle doing his dirty work? – The tactic has been extremely successful over the decades – The second thing this tactic does is it intimidates others from speaking out – Effective tactic – Wrong, but effective – That’s partly how a [possible] bad guy like Bob “gets away” with abuse and corruption for over 30 years…that and a lot of “help” from “friends” in the “community”

http://calvarychapelabuse.com/wordpress/?p=178 A major prediction I and my brother made many months ago is proving true. Smoking gun true. From our experience as eyewitnesses over the years from “behind the scenes”…we postulated that Bob’s inner-circle would come out blasting with all sorts of lies and vicious attacks to smear those who attempted to confront Pastor Bob Grenier of Calvary Chapel Visalia’s abuse and corruption. We’ve seen the scenario play out MANY times before. Someone blows the whistle on Bob’s [alleged] bad behavior…then they are systematically ostracized, marginalized and then removed from Calvary Chapel Visalia…then the smear campaign goes into full force in an attempt to discredit those who have been dispatched by Bob. The tactic has been extremely successful over the decades. It does two things…it poisons the well with regards to those who have challenged Bob…so others shun them and the people lose credibility in the community and doubt is cast on the veracity of the people’s allegations of abuse or corruption against Bob. The second thing this tactic does is it intimidates others from speaking out. Others see how those who have come against Bob have been shunned and smeared…and they don’t want it to happen to them…so they stay silent. Effective tactic. Wrong, but effective. That’s partly how a bad guy like Bob “gets away” with abuse and corruption for over 30 years…that and a lot of “help” from “friends” in the “community”. Fraud Deceit Lies

Is Calvary Chapel Head [Pastor] Chuck Smith Covering for a Child Beater? – One of these days, I’m going to get around to investigate Calvary Chapel and the many allegations sent my way that it protects abusers within their ranks – But Alex Grenier alleges [Chuck] Smith knows more about what happens in his church than the popular image of the Hawaiian shirt-wearing, ever-grinning fogie has crafted – Alex writes “Since Big Calvary [Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, CA] likes to be **a non-denomination denomination so Chuck Smith doesn’t have to pay for the misdeeds of corrupt jerks like another Calvary Chapel pastor…then there needs to be a place where victims of other corrupt jerks like [Pastor] Bob Grenier can go to get help, blow the whistle on the abuse and corruption, and spread the word to warn the church per 1 Timothy 5” {Note: This is an extremely important point that apparently the only reason [or main reason] that the Chuck Smith Calvary Chapel “movement” is structured as a non-denominational [in name only] church structure is because it is financially beneficial to Chuck Smith to do it this way. If Calvary Chapel was structured as a regular run of the mill church denomination it might [or might not] expose Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa to more financial risks but it goes to show that Chuck Smith seems to think that there is enough smoke coming from some of his own Calvary Chapel pastors [men whom Chuck Smith seems unable or unwilling to censor] that Chuck Smith does not want to be officially denominationally linked to any of them presumably in case the smoke (rumors – or hidden events) becomes an actual fire (an open and publicly known event) that then has to be dealt with. – Also Note: To correct some of the comments – Calvary Chapel has a lot of problems mainly involving unaccountable Pastors [the Chuck Smith model of ministry] but it is a misrepresentation of Calvary Chapel to insinuate that they are “Talibanish” or treat women unfairly in any way. One of the strengths of Calvary Chapel has always been their great commitment to women.}

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/gimme-that-oc-religion/is-calvary-chapel-head-chuck-s/ One of these days, I’m going to get around to investigate Calvary Chapel and the many allegations sent my way that it protects abusers within their ranks. It’s one of American Christianity’s great open secrets, and only Christianity Today has truly tried to tackle the subject. But maybe others will get there before me–I hope not, but if that means bringing people to justice or exposing Calvary Chapel’s far-from-God leadership, so be it. Consider a scandal brewing in Visalia. There, Calvary Chapel’s pastor Bob Grenier has had to fend off allegations from his own sons that he savagely beat them as children during the 1980s and 1990s. The brothers have gone to police and even Calvary Chapel head Chuck Smith with their story–no dice. … What does Chuck Smith know? The founder of Calvary Chapel visited Visalia in early July, just a couple of weeks before the Grenier matter hit the proverbial fan. Calvary Church leaders told the Bee that the Grenier brothers came to them with the allegations, but they refuse to disclose whether they plan to investigate. But Alex Grenier alleges Smith knows more about what happens in his church than the popular image of the Hawaiian shirt-wearing, ever-grinning fogie has crafted. Fraud Deceit Lies

[*Note: still on a break but just wanted to make a quick post on this topic] Biblical Election: The true Biblical Election Calling [for a task or a ‘purpose’ of God i.e. Jacob ‘elected’ over his brother Esau for the task of fathering the Tribes of Israel, the Nation of Israel] and is not to be confused with the Redemption/Salvation Calling also of God

http://www.basicchristian.org/theology.html The Bible uses the lives and events of the Old Testament in order to more easily explain New Testament doctrines and concepts to [us] Christian believers. “1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these [Old Testament] things happened unto them [O.T. people] for ensamples [examples]: and they are written for our [Christian] admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” 1. First is the ‘Called’ invited into a redemption/salvation relationship with God i.e. Abraham. – “Acts 7:2-4 And he [Stephen] said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he [Abram] was in Mesopotamia [Babylon], before he dwelt in Charran, And [God] said [calling] unto him, Get thee out of thy country [Babylon], and from thy kindred, and come [answer the calling of God] into the land [Israel] which I shall shew thee. Then [answering the call-invitation of God] came he [Abram, later renamed to Abraham] out of the land of the Chaldaeans, …” 2. The ‘Chosen’ are those who have answered the universal call from God (John 12:32 And I [Jesus], if I be lifted up (crucifixion & resurrection) from the earth, will draw (call/invite) all men to Me.) to enter into a relationship with God in Jesus Christ. Example: Isaac was chosen to receive the promises and blessings of his father Abraham over his older brother Ishmael. “Galatians 4:28 Now we [Christians], [Gentile] brethren, as [Jewish] Isaac was [chosen over Ishmael], are the children of promise [along with the Jews (Romans 9:4)].” 3. Election: Those who are chosen are then elected (called) to a specific task or calling to accomplish for God i.e. Jacob being elected over his older brother Esau to be the father of the Tribes of Israel. “Romans 9:10-13 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; For the [twins] children [Esau – Jacob] being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the *purpose [task] of God according to *election might stand, not of works, but of Him [God] that calleth [for a purpose – election]; It was said unto her [Rebecca], The elder [Esau] shall serve the younger [Jacob]. As it is [later after they both lived their life and died] written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau [who sold his birthright (Hebrews 12:16)] have I hated.” – “Hebrews 12:16-17 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he [Esau] would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.” 4. Glorified: those who accomplish the task they have been called (elected) by God to preform are glorified ‘accomplished’ in God. “Acts 7:8-10 And He [God] gave him [Abraham] the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham [the example of: called] begat Isaac [the example of: chosen], and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob [the example of: election]; and Jacob [elected to the task] begat the twelve patriarchs [Tribes of Israel]. And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph [the example of: Glorification – (see also: 2 Samuel 13:18)] into Egypt: but God was with him [Joseph], And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh [Pharaoh Akhenaten] King of Egypt; and He [God] made him [Joseph – Glorified] Governor over Egypt and all his house.” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Basic Christian: – The Basic Christian Bible Study: The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth – The 7 anointed Gentile Global Kings of the Earth (anointed from God) and the anointed 8th Kingdom the Eternal Kingdom of Jesus Christ — The Kingdoms: beginning with Nimrod (Tower of Babel – Genesis 10:8-10) — Pharaoh Akhenaten (Egypt – Joseph’s Pharaoh, the Dream Pharaoh – Genesis 41:1) — Nebuchadnezzar (Babylon – Jeremiah 27:4-7, Daniel 2:37) — Cyrus (Persia – Isaiah 45:1-7, Ezra 1:1-4) — Alexander the Great (Greece – Daniel 8:21) — Julius Caesar (Rome and The Revised [10 Kingdom] Roman Empire – Daniel 7:19) — Antichrist [emerges from within the Revised Roman Empire] (Satan – Daniel 7:20) — Messiah, Jesus Christ’s Kingdom (Heaven and Earth – Daniel 2:35, Daniel 2:44-45)

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Genesis 10:8-10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty [occult] one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter {spiritual seeker, occult} before {anointed of} the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before {in the presence of} the LORD. *And the beginning of his [Nimrod’s] Kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar [later Babylon – modern Iraq]. {Note: all 7 of the Gentile global Kings-Kingdoms are anointed, for a time, given by God even as the Gentile King might at times or throughout thier duration be at odd with God.} — Genesis 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed [a dream from God] {this is possibly or most probably the Pharaoh Akhenaten}: and, behold, he stood by the river. — Jeremiah 27:4-7 … Thus saith the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters; I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, **and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto Me. And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the King of Babylon, My servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him. And all Nations shall serve him, and his son [Nabonidus], and his son’s son [Belshazzar], until the very time of his land come: and then many Nations and Great Kings shall serve themselves of him. — Isaiah 45:1-7 Thus saith the LORD to His anointed, to Cyrus [of Persia], whose right hand I have holden, to subdue Nations before him; and I will loose the loins of Kings, to open before him the two leaved gates [of Babylon]; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: *And I will give thee the Treasures of Darkness [Mystery Babylon – secret knowledge – the 7 Gentile Kingdoms ‘beginning’ with Nimrod and ending with Antichrist once manifested are aggregate and ongoing], *and hidden riches [wealth] of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. **For Jacob [the Nation of Israel] My servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known Me. I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside Me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known Me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside Me. I Am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. — Ezra 1:1-4 Now in the first year of Cyrus King of Persia, that the Word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus King of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his Kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus King of Persia, The LORD God of Heaven hath given me all the Kingdoms of the earth; and He hath charged me to build Him an House [Temple – 2nd Temple] at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all His people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the House [Temple] of the LORD God of Israel, He is the God, which is in Jerusalem. And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the House of God that is in Jerusalem. — Daniel 8:16-27 And I heard a Man’s [Jesus’] voice [standing on the water] between the banks of [the river] Ulai, which called, and said, [Angel] Gabriel, make this man [Daniel] to understand the vision. So he [Gabriel] came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man [Daniel]: for at the Time of the End shall be the vision [the four Gentile global governments after (Nimrod, Egypt, Babylon) – Persia, Greece, Rome and Antichrist]. Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright. And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for *at the time appointed the end shall be. The ram which thou sawest having two horns are *the kings of Media and Persia [4th Kingdom]. And the rough goat is the King of Grecia [Greece – 5th Kingdom]: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first King [Alexander the Great]. Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four Kingdoms [Ptolemaic kingdom of Egypt, the Seleucid Empire in the east, the kingdom of Pergamon in Asia Minor, and Macedon – wiki.com] shall stand up out of the Nation, but not in his power. And in the latter time of their [Roman] Kingdom {Rome annexed and acquired the Kingdom of Greece more by default (a weakened Greece) and through political contracts than through direct military conquest}, when the transgressors are come to the full, a King [Antichrist] of fierce countenance, and understanding dark [occult] sentences, shall stand up. And his [Antichrist] power shall be mighty, but not by his own power [by Satan’s]: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft [occult – Satanism] to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and *by [false] peace shall destroy many: he [Antichrist] shall also stand up against the Prince of Princes [Jesus Christ]; but he [Antichrist] shall be broken [spiritually] without [physical] hand. And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days. And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king’s [Belshazzar – son of Nabonidus – grandson of Nebuchadnezzar] business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it. — Daniel 2:35 Then was the iron (Rome), the clay (Revised Rome – Antichrist), the brass (Greece), the silver (Persia), and the gold (Babylon), broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them [Kingdoms of the Earth]: and the Stone [Jesus Christ] that smote the image became a Great Mountain [single government], and filled the whole earth. Daniel 2:44-45 And in the days of these Kings [Kings of the Earth] shall *the God of Heaven set up a [eternal] Kingdom, **which shall never be destroyed: and the [eternal] Kingdom shall not be left to other [unbelieving] people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these [7 earthly] Kingdoms, and it [the Kingdom of Jesus Christ] shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the Stone was cut out of the Mountain [Divinely] without [physical] hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the Great God hath made known to the King [Nebuchadnezzar] what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Note: Jesus during His visitation went into the Synagogues in His area and into the Temple to teach and to serve and that is what we are to do in our day is to enter into the Church and participate, to serve and to fellowship with one another – “Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel (good news) of the Kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.”

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ It’s not always easy to attend Church and especially the more mature we become in Jesus the more difficult it is to get nourished and built up by the simple and often repeated messages that now routinely flow from the majority of pulpits [regardless of denomination] from most Christian Churches. However we do have our Salvation and having the knowledge of our own eternal Salvation we have Peace with God and having Peace with God we have Rest in ourselves [within our soul] and having Rest we can ultimately Trust in God. Trusting in God we are to go into the Churches and enjoy the fellowship and presence of other Christians where we can rejoice and serve and encourage one another in the love of Jesus all the while we work with one another to facilitate fellowship in the building up of the Kingdom of God while we seek to eliminate strife, division (1 Corinthians 3:3) and the increasingly ever present factions that are mindlessly turning Christian against Christian. The building up of the Christian Church universal is not an easy task but it is a necessary task, it is a meaningful task and ultimately it is an eternal task making it one of the most important tasks we can personally be involved in. Go to Church knowing that it is in fellowship with the Holy God that we gather together and praise the name of Jesus Christ! – Basic Christian Christian Study

Note: Tips for Church Attendance

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ 1. Go to a Church close to your home – attend a local neighborhood Church. 2. Start out by attending a non-Sunday service. Attend a weeknight or early morning Bible study, event or retreat first before attending the Sunday service. 3. Don’t donate any money for the first three months, this will give you an opportunity to access the fellowship based only on merit without the added difficulty of financial entanglement. Only contribute when financial statements are publically available and then only contribute a portion of your giving while also trying to give directly to Missionaries, Counseling Services, Support Groups, Internet Ministries, etc. – don’t just give to a Church thinking that they will adequately fund other Ministries with your donation. 4. Attend more than one Church or fellowship at a time. Attend a small Church and also a larger Church and likewise attend a Church close to home and also one further away from home. Rotate Church attendance between Sunday services and weeknight Bible Studies and also be open to attending as a guest the Churches and fellowships of other friends, co-workers and family members. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Thomas Twitchell Blog: “Tim Guthrie Winning Truth? Surely You Jest” – If you’ve followed the Ergun Caner story this year, you no doubt have heard about the SBC pastors like Tim Guthrie, Tim Rogers, and Peter Lumpkins whose staunch defense of Ergun Caner rivals the Democratic spinsters who defended Clinton after the Lewinski affair – Thomas Twitchell has written an excellent blog comparing the Caner defenders to those of Clinton {Note: If we do step out of Church fellowship it should only be for a season while we continue to evaluate and grow in our own personal walk with Jesus. Just remember that whether we attend a Church or fellowship on our own God is always on the Throne and He is always accessible to each of us. The Kingdom of God is established [including on earth] and it is in existence and in authority over all mankind, thankfully regardless of our situation or status of fellowship.}

http://fbcjaxwatchdog.blogspot.com/2010/07/thomas-twitchell-blog-tim-guthrie.html comments: Anonymous said…I am personally sick of this entire “Caner” story and situation. I know this is what some are hoping for that many will just give up and accept whatever defense has been made on behalf of Caner. But just the opposite seems to have happened. My reaction is, I am fed up with these self-promoting preachers (all that qualify as self-promoting), the millionaire boys club. The autocratic authority guys. Do as I say but not as I do. And don’t question me as I am the preacher group… This is my opinion: I have no more time for these celebrity preachers, country club churches, no more money, not one dime, no more “faith” in any of them. I have “moved on” in life. I have actually drawn closer to the Lord. I have gotten my eyes off these people. They no longer occupy my thoughts or time. I read and understand my own Bible. The Holy Spirit leads my understanding. I don’t need these self important authorities, that know less than I do, to tell me anything. Just like in the early days of the church, they try to make one believe that you can’t understand your Bible and probably need them to be saved. You can’t understand your Bible unless they tell you what it says. Baloney! My answer is “Who needs them”? They fight amongst themselves to keep the club going. All trying to be “big-shots”. I don’t need them, don’t want them, not interested in them. God will take care of them one day. I am interested in the furtherance of the Gospel (self study) witnessing, and in people coming to Jesus by any means that is OF GOD. I also pray for Mr. Rich and family to prevail as they should never have been treated they way they were. Thus, this is why I read this blog. … Anonymous said…And as more and more [people] read the blogs, they will move on [to the Bible] just like you to discovered the Holy Spirit is the Best Teacher. And Free except for the cost of the Bible. A hearty AMEN to you, friend! Welcome to the Body of Christ. Not the entertainment social club that expects you to pay dues so they can live well and build ‘their’ earthly kingdoms. … X P M C MEMBER said…I used to wonder why people never went to a church. I used to wonder why there were NO traffic jams on Sunday mornings. Now I am one of them because of what religion has taught us in today’s time which is…….”B E W A R E OF THE W O L V E S” I quit listening to these decievers and am much happier with the “personal” relationship I now have with Christ. Now all you that follow these men, I hope you enjoy their ride…NOW I KNOW THE REAL MEANING OF BEING A ” WISEMAN” … Thy Peace said…An interesting sermon that relates to some of the comments that are disillusioned with church is from Pastor Wade Burleson, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Enid, OK. The sermon is titled “1 John – The Anointing of the Father”, March 22, 2009 – Part 11 of series (1 Jn. 2:26-27). As their church is redoing their website, the audio mp3 is not yet available on their new website, but you can watch the video here. The sermon starts around 28:00. Fraud Deceit Lies

7/29/2010 – Dividing Line with James White “What kind of a person when they get caught lying, instead of repenting just makes up another lie” {Note: Two recordings of Ergun Caner attempting to explain the Trinity – Father, Son, Holy Spirit nature of God are played and Caner does an ‘ok’ job BUT unexplainably mixes within his convoluted explanations New Age terms and concepts i.e. “eternal progression” saying that Jesus’ incarnation was “just a part of His eternal progression” (i.e. LDS Mormonism) and then that the Trinity is embodied at the tip of our own finger (i.e. some New Age [Gnostic – Da Vinci Code] concept that we are all little gods). The tip of our finger analogy is completely wrong in that three dimensions (length, height, and width) always have with it the 4th dimension of time and for example the higher [5th and 6th] spiritual dimensions including the ever present eternal, limitless dimension of God so using the tip of our own finger to represent the Trinity of God is perhaps the worst of all possible examples and any Seminary Theology professor should be able to give a more concise and coherent statement on the Trinity than Caner is able to explain – as though he is publically explaining it for the first time.} (Mp3)

http://aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=4099 Discussed today: A May [2010 – San Diego, CA] recording of Ergun Caner talking about haters [and ‘flamers’ i.e. Caner’s version of Christians who simply question him]. Dr. White also took two calls. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Mp3’s FREE

7/29/2010 – Dividing Line with James White “What kind of a person when they get caught lying, instead of repenting just makes up another lie” {Note: Two recordings of Ergun Caner attempting to explain the Trinity – Father, Son, Holy Spirit nature of God are played and Caner does an ‘ok’ job BUT unexplainably mixes within his convoluted explanations New Age terms and concepts i.e. “eternal progression” saying that Jesus’ incarnation was “just a part of His eternal progression” (i.e. LDS Mormonism) and then that the Trinity is embodied at the tip of our own finger (i.e. some New Age [Gnostic – Da Vinci Code] concept that we are all little gods). The tip of our finger analogy is completely wrong in that three dimensions (length, height, and width) always have with it the 4th dimension of time and for example the higher [5th and 6th] spiritual dimensions including the ever present eternal, limitless dimension of God so using the tip of our own finger to represent the Trinity of God is perhaps the worst of all possible examples and any Seminary Theology professor should be able to give a more concise and coherent statement on the Trinity than Caner is able to explain – as though he is publically explaining it for the first time.} (Mp3)

http://aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=4099 Discussed today: A May [2010 – San Diego, CA] recording of Ergun Caner talking about haters [and ‘flamers’ i.e. Caner’s version of Christians who simply question him]. Dr. White also took two calls. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Mp3’s FREE

BasicChristian.org: Biblical Proof that Jesus is God – The Names used to refer to Jesus reveal that Jesus is God in Substance, Authority, and Character – Luke 2:21 … His name substance, authority, character was called JESUS ((JE = God, Yahweh, Jehovah) + (SUS = Salvation, Healing)), which was so named of the angel before He was conceived in the womb

http://www.basicchristian.org/biblicalproof.html A note about the Holy Bible, as a document the Bible was spoken by God and written down by prophets and scribes. Today some people think of the Bible as a collection of ancient events and stories while in actuality the Bible is a legal document containing both the Old & New Testaments, the covenant and contract between God and mankind. The words, terms and phrases are legal in nature and binding in stature. When Jesus refers to Himself as Christ, Lord, Savior, and God, He is saying it in a legal binding term, a legal binding term between God and mankind. — In the historical events of the life and crucifixion of Jesus Christ the reason for the guilty verdict, the recorded “crime”, by the leaders of His day in order to condemn Him at His multiple trials was that Jesus repeatedly declared Himself to be God to many eyewitnesses. Declaring oneself to be God is a part of the crime of blaspheming (misrepresenting God) unless of course as in the case of Jesus where God actually was in human flesh visiting mankind to remove the sins of the world. In other words Jesus was sentenced to death and crucified not for committing a crime like robbing a bank or kidnapping or something that we would normally associate with a death penalty case. Jesus was convicted of the “crime” of blasphemy, declaring Himself to be God. … – Basic Christian Christian Study

BasicChristian.org: blog Bible Study Genesis – An Eight Part Article Introduction – The 7 physical and spiritual realms as unfolded in the 7 Days of the Genesis creation model {the 8th realm being God’s realm of unrestricted eternity}

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_biblestudy.html Coming Soon the Basic Christian Article: Who is Melchizedek? Melchizedek (Genesis 14:18-20) is a higher multidimensional being. Melchizedek exists outside of our own human time and space dimensions (restrictions). Humans exist in and are limited to the first three physical dimensions (length, height, width) and also the fourth dimension (restriction) of time. The spiritual realm of demons, angels and in part the coming Antichrist exists in the less restricted 5th and 6th dimensions. In fact the coming Antichrist is going to bring down or “contact” the 5th and 6th dimensions and infuse 4th dimensional human beings with 5th dimensional demons [Nephilim spirits] and 6th dimensional fallen [Satanic] angelic spirit beings consequently orchestrating 5th and 6th dimensional miracles and signs and wonders in order to deceive mankind. So who is Melchizedek? Melchizedek is the manifestation of the infinite dimensional (infinite dimensions – no restrictions – unrestricted) God in Person. Melchizedek is God the Holy Spirit in Person. Melchizedek is the Order of the Holy Spirit Priesthood. — Note: In the Basic Christian article “Who is Melchizedek?” the 8 dimensions (restrictions) are listed in conjunction with the original creation week (Genesis 1:1-2:4) and are categorized as follows: 1. Length [Day one creation – light separated [Judgment] (length) from darkness] 2. Height [Day two creation – divided the waters above from the waters below] 3. Width [Day three creation – dry land and plants] 4. Time [Day four creation – sun, moon, stars for times and seasons] 5. Demonic – demons [Day five creation – fish from the waters below, birds from the waters above] 6. Angelic – Holy Angels and also Satan with all of his fallen angels [Day six creation – land animals and humans (pre-fall) – humans the highest part of creation created separate and above the animals and equal to the angels but with sin mankind fell from the 6th dimension to the 4th dimension, in fact with the sin of mankind all of creation also fell from its original creation status] 7. Human Salvation redeemed by the blood, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ [Day seven creation – Rest] 8. Unrestricted [outside of creation] – The only Unrestricted, Eternal, Wise, ∞ Infinite, Almighty God consisting of God the Father, the Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. — Genesis 2:4 These are the generations [dimensions] of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens … – Basic Christian Christian Study

Gnosticism: New Release! Hollywood’s War on God – Learn how these movies are initiating the masses into a Gnostic worldview that will culminate in a “strong delusion” as the world joins Satan & the final Antichrist in their war against God (DVD – $19.95)

http://www.goodfight.org/store/resources_main_video.html Hollywood’s War on God is a mind-blowing, eye-popping documentary that reveals how satanic forces are using Hollywood’s most memorable movies and most popular actors to propagate an ancient lie in fulfillment of biblical prophecy. Learn how these movies are initiating the masses into a Gnostic worldview that will culminate in a “strong delusion” as the world joins Satan & the final Antichrist in their war on God. Such titles include Ron Howard & Tom Hanks “The Da Vinci Code”; Keanu Reeves “The Matrix” and “Constantine”; Brad Pitt’s “Fight Club”; Jim Carrey’s “Truman Show”; Toby McQuire’s “Pleasantville”; Arnold Swarzenegger’s “Total Recall”; Johnny Depp’s “From Hell”; Shawn Connery’s “League of Extraordinary Gentleman”; J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter”; Harrison Ford’s “Bladerunner”; Tom Cruise’s “Vanilla Sky,” “Eyes Wide Shut” and “Minority Report” and many others. Fraud Deceit Lies

Gnosticism, New Age, and the Da Vinci Code – What do they Have in Common? – Heresies are a lot like the common cold – They keep coming back around, but in a slightly changed form – But the change is just enough so that they sneak by the defense of our immune system and pose a new threat to our spiritual health – Both the New Age movement and the The Da Vinci Code seek spirituality without sacrifice (Jesus), without authority (Jesus), without the cross (Jesus) – A Christianity with no cross is a Christianity with no power and a religion with no power doesn’t last very long {The cross is the victory of Jesus Christ over sin, death, and the power of Satan. The proof of the victory of the cross of Jesus is the Resurrection of Jesus. Jesus is Alive! sin is dead and Satan is powerless, over our freewill.}

http://www.crossroadsinitiative.com/library_article/438/Gnosticism__New_Age___DaVinci_Code.html Heresies are a lot like the common cold. They keep coming back around, but in a slightly changed form. But the change is just enough so that they sneak by the defense of our immune system and pose a new threat to our spiritual health. Neither the New Age movement nor the The Da Vinci Code buys into to ancient Gnosticism lock, stock, and barrel. But they both rely on key Gnostic ideas that have as much appeal now as they did in the second century. For who does not eventually feel the emptiness and ennui of a life without the spiritual dimension, a life devoid of mystery? Our contemporary Western society, like 2nd century Roman society, has lost its soul. We suffer from the desperation that comes from a lack of meaning. — The New Age has appeal because it restores a sense of mystery. It imitates the syncretism of the Gnostics, blending together exotic ideas from the east with traditions native to the west to produce a hodge-podge that may be incoherent but is nevertheless intriguing. The Da Vinci Code resurrects the claim of a secret tradition that is earlier and more faithful than the New Testament Scriptures. It offers us a way to feel connected to Jesus even while we scorn the leaders and laws of the Church said to be founded by him. — But the appeal of these currents also constitute their undoing. Both the New Age movement and the The Da Vinci Code seek spirituality without sacrifice, without authority, without the cross. They follow ancient Gnosticism in preserving a veneer of Christianity while emptying it of its heart and soul.. But the fate of Gnosticism ought to serve as a warning here. A Christianity with no cross is a Christianity with no power. And a religion with no power doesn’t last very long. The Da Vinci Code may have sold a few million copies in the first years of the third millennium. But here is my guess – in the fourth millennium, it will take an archeologist digging in the arid sands of Egypt to find a copy. Fraud Deceit Lies

Gnosticism, the Soul-Only “Gospel” and the End Times – Gnosticism falsely concludes: There were two separate realms-one spiritual, the other material (physical) – The spiritual realm, created by God [not by Father God but by Satan or some other unknown god that Satan channeled, however more and more often Satan is being taught as the original Father spirit god], was all good; the material realm, created by the demiurge [Father God, Son Jesus, Holy Spirit], all evil – Man needed to be saved, not from Original Sin, but from enslavement to matter (physical body, physical world and from God (Jesus) who created the physical world, though the cults sure do like sex, drugs, alcohol, money etc. so maybe they don’t want to be ‘saved’ from everything physical) [rejecting this (physical) world]-[rejecting the (moral government) law] For this, he {occult initiate} had to learn the mystical arts – Thus Gnosticism became a source for the occult (Satanic) tradition {Gnosticism – The Question: Is Jesus who loves us, gave His life and died for us on the cross God or is Satan who lies to us and kills us God? That is the dilemma of the Gnostic and actually that is also the dilemma for everyone. However even in this upside down world where wrong is right and lies are truth it is still easy to tell that Jesus the God of Love is God!}

http://americanvision.org/?s=gnostic&searchsubmit=Find In addition, Gnostics engaged in speculative theology, even in the days of the apostles, based upon a higher form of knowledge not available to “ordinary” Christians. This resulted in “speculations respecting angels and spirits” and a false dualism “leading to asceticism on the one hand *[rejecting this world], and to an immoral libertinism on the other hand *[rejecting the law].” Today, we have an eschatological system that purports to know we are living in the last days, not by an appeal to the Bible but by having a special ability to read contemporary signs. … Certain strange inferences were derived from this bizarre worldview. Gnostic doctrine concluded that Jehovah of the Old Testament was actually Satan, thus, Satan ruled the physical world. The body also belonged to Satan. It was the prison of the soul. “The Gnostic secret is that the spirit is trapped in matter, and to free it, the world must be rejected.”5 Not only asceticism but escapism became a major tenet of the Gnostic gospel. If the physical world is evil, then man must do anything and everything to escape it. Fraud Deceit Lies

Gnosticism: The Gnostic NIV Bible Exposed – A look At Gnosticism And The NIV – The Gnostics were a group of individuals who considered themselves as “an elite group that knows it all” – Words Identifying Christ as God Are Stolen Away

http://testallthings.wordpress.com/2007/09/27/the-gnostic-niv-bible-exposed/ The word “Gnostic” comes from the Greek verb “ginosko”, which means “to know, or to be taking in knowledge”. Or you can derive it from the noun “gnosis”, which means “knowledge, or a seeking to know”. The Gnostics were a group of individuals who considered themselves as “an elite group that knows it all”. Their headquarters was in Alexandria, Egypt, where they had collected an enormous library. … They claimed to understand God and Salvation perfectly. They believed that they themselves were spirit, while all other people were soul and body. They believed that all matter was evil, and therefore the world produced from evil matter and possessed by evil demons cannot be a creation of a good God. Therefore they were willing for Christ to be the creator as long as it was agreed that He was an inferior god. Therefore they denied the reality and the necessity of the Atonement of Christ, and they claimed that Christ’s body was an illusion. They did not believe that Christ really came in the flesh. They rejected the Old Testament and its God Jehovah. — They were obsessed with a cult of angels, from which they derived the concept of guardian angels. They were obsessed with the concept of man, and of God, and of the world through religious experiences. They allegorized all the teachings of Scripture in order to achieve a strange conformity between Gnosticism and Christianity. The Gnostics worked hard on destroying the Person of Christ as coequal to God, and as having both a human nature and a Divine nature. Therefore we recognize that the Apostles in their letters were warning the churches against the influence of the Gnostics. We read that in 1 John 2:22, from which we can see their struggle against the Gnostics of the 1st century. Fraud Deceit Lies

The Da Vinci Code Exposed – The Gnostic Gospels – Notice, however, there is no mention of Mary being married to Jesus – In fact, there is not one ancient text anywhere, Gnostic or otherwise, that suggests that Jesus was married to Mary – None! The only famous text of Jesus being married is Dan’s Brown’s book itself – (Dan Brown) made it up

http://www.tbm.org/da_vinci_code_exposed.htme The Gnostic followers play an important role in Brown’s conspiracy. The word Gnostic means “secret knowledge.” According to the novel there are 80 Gnostic gospels that were burned or buried by the Catholic Church. These gospels give a different view of Jesus and His teachings. Many have asked me about these supposedly “lost books of the Bible”. First of all, they are not lost books of the Bible. They do not belong to the Bible at all; therefore, they are not lost books of the Bible. These books were known by the fourth century Bishops, and they excluded them from the Canon of Scripture because they did not meet the strict criteria to be included. Actually in truth, there are 52 fragmented texts that were discovered in a cave in Egypt on December of 1945 by an Arab peasant. These Gnostic writings are a collection of poems and myths attributing to Jesus certain sayings and beliefs which are very different than the canonical (accepted as correct-true) Bible. … The Apostles were not unfamiliar with the teachings of the Gnostics. They denounce their teachings in several New Testament passages. Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith (1 Tim 6:20-21). The Greek word for knowledge is gnosis. Notice Paul warns against those who “falsely call” themselves knowledgeable ones. This is a clear reference to the Gnostics of the first century. He even says that those who profess this false knowledge have wandered from the faith.

Movie: Ron Howard Prepares to Unleash Angels & Demons (2009) – the follow-up to The (2006) Da Vinci Code [Angels & Demons is part 1 – The Da Vinci Code was actually part 2] – Tom Hanks reprising his role as Robert Langdon from The Da Vinci Code – Variety’s report goes on to note that, although the Angels & Demons novel was written before and takes place before The Da Vinci Code, the film will be a sequel {The next Ron Howard movie “Angels & Demons” is a continuing part of the agenda to rise the evil fallen Nephilim [the occult considers Nephilim to be powerful, wise, illuminated (enlightened) and call themselves the followers “Illuminati”] and submit mankind to these fallen evil spirits. Note: Biblically fallen Angels and Demons are probably not the same thing though people often refer to them as being the same thing. Fallen Angels are Angels [that generally do not attempt to possess (indwell) people] while Demons [desire to possess and indwell people] may be offspring of the Nephilim (fallen Angels) & human intermixing that occurred in Geneses chapter 6 and that were all killed in the flood [the reason for the flood] of Noah’s time. So saying Angels and Demons does not make one group good and the other bad both groups (angels and demons) would be bad if the Angels are fallen and in rebellion against God.}

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10008791-angels_and_demons/news/1683372/ron_howard_prepares_to_unleash_angels_and_demons One of the many high-profile productions being affected by the looming writers’ strike is Angels & Demons, the follow-up to The Da Vinci Code — but if director Ron Howard and his fellow filmmakers have anything to say about it, their sequel’s progress will be unimpeded. Variety reports on the last-minute preparations behind the scenes of Angels & Demons, which will find Tom Hanks reprising his role as Robert Langdon from The Da Vinci Code, the $758 million-grossing adaptation of Dan Brown’s bestselling book. Angels is scheduled to start filming in Europe next February, but with the writers’ strike coming as early as November 1, Howard’s team has to move quickly. … Meanwhile, the “Angels” team have begun casting around Tom Hanks, who will reprise his role as Robert Langdon. Hanks’ character, a Harvard-based expert on religious symbols, this time sleuths a mystery that involves a secret society and a conspiracy that leads to Vatican City and threatens the future of the Catholic Church. Variety’s report goes on to note that, although the Angels & Demons novel was written before — and takes place before — The Da Vinci Code, the film will be a sequel. Fraud Deceit Lies Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback} THE BAD NEWS OF THE DA VINCI CODE MOVIE: Sony Pictures – Directed by: Ron Howard, Starring: Tom Hanks, May 2006

http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/movies/2006/thedavincicode2006.html The New York Times called recently asking what’s wrong with THE DA VINCI CODE. With regard to the book by that name, there have been a large number of articles, some published in MovieGuide’, explaining its egregious historical, theological, and moral problems. With regard to the movie scheduled to be distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures, however, about which the Times was calling, we won’t know until we see the final product. The strange thing about the movie is that the two key people involved, Tom Hanks and Ron Howard, claim to be Christians. Mr. Hanks has told reporters that he came to Christ many years ago and now attends a Greek Orthodox church with his wife. A Campus Crusade minister worked as Ron Howard’s assistant for many years and said that Mr. Howard went to a Presbyterian church. Therefore, it is strange that these two men are making THE DA VINCI CODE, unless they have either sold out and see it as a way of making a lot of money, or they plan to change it. Fraud Deceit Lies

Did Jesus have a wife and child, of course not! – Da Vinci Code (Jesus is only human) Cults Exposed

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesusnowife.html A new movie is set to air a program that will insinuate that Jesus had a secret wife, Mary Magdalene and that the two had a child while He was here on the earth. Following is some material to consider regarding this very wrong and false topic. … Since all European and British nobility can legitimately prove their lineage back through the Merovingians {and apparently attempts to claim Mohammed as well}, they can “prove” to a public who has bought this lie that their lineage goes back through Mary Magdalene to Jesus and they have “plugged into” Jesus, they are literally “home free” to King David! The Jewish Talmud teaches this same lie. Thus, Antichrist can “prove” his lineage back to King David, an absolute requirement if he is to convince the Jewish people he is their Messiah for whom they have been awaiting! Fraud Deceit Lies

[Continued] Ergun Caner Whopper: – Comments: Anonymous said…This is truly getting worse and worse – I would not in any way be surprised if there are more revelations to come – I have been suspicious from the beginning that there’s more to this story than meets the eye – I’ll say it one more time…are we SURE this guy is not still a Muslim? In infiltration? I don’t care what anybody says, somebody needs to be asking this question – Sorry, Caner, if I’m wrong – But man, you seriously brought this on yourself and you know it

http://fbcjaxwatchdog.blogspot.com/2010/07/caner-whopper-my-madrassa-was-in.html One of the more recent Caner defenders to go public is Mac Brunson, pastor of FBC Jax, as his defense was posted on Stormin’ Norman Geisler’s site last week. Brunson is Caner’s close friend, and co-author. Comments: Anonymous said…”So Mac Brunson was making money also by selling books he co-authored with Caner?” Flashback from the good old days at FBCJ when the Brunson family arrived – they are experts on how to get monies from the flock. Every Adult Sunday School class was asked to put in $1 for Trey & his fiance’s wedding gift . . .the deacons wives hosted a Bridal Shower . . .and then there was the formal reception Mac hosted in the church dining room for their introduction. Very tacky tacky, but they did get a pocketful of money and a trunk load of gifts and daddy gave him the best gift of all – put him on payroll at the church. Glad I’m gone! Yes, Mac knows how to make his money! — Anonymous said…These guys love their secrets but that is only because the full truth is embarrassing. They think folks believe them because they carry titles of “pastor”. — Also James White discusses a little about speeches/sermons Ergun Caner made in May [2010] of this year, where he [Caner] calls the people questioning him as “haters” and more on Dividing Line tomorrow on this subject. — It is no secret, and it is no rumor. It is fact. A blogger has the video tape of Caner’s training or speech he gave to a certain unit of our U.S. Marines on Jihad. He plans on making it available soon. And it will take another round of defenses and attacks from Caner’s defenders like Guthrie and Stormin Norman Geisler to explain even more lies coming from Caner, and this time it’s more serious: he delivered them to our troops. — I am deeply disturbed by this potential new revelation that caner addresses our military troops on jihad. If this is true, then someone in the government did not do their job and vet this guy. To think that a liar had access to the troops and fed them information that was not based in fact gives me pause. This may be a bigger story than a lying Baptist seminary president. It is easy for me to imagine innocent people taking the word of their pastor who invited Caner. It is very different to imagine our military doing the same. I predict this will be a very big story if it is based in fact. — Anonymous said…This is truly getting worse and worse. I would not in any way be surprised if there are more revelations to come. I have been suspicious from the beginning that there’s more to this story than meets the eye. I’ll say it one more time…are we SURE this guy is not still a Muslim? In infiltration? I don’t care what anybody says, somebody needs to be asking this question. Sorry, Caner, if I’m wrong. But man, you seriously brought this on yourself and you know it. Fraud Deceit Lies

[Continued] Ergun Caner Whopper: – Comments: Anonymous said…This is truly getting worse and worse – I would not in any way be surprised if there are more revelations to come – I have been suspicious from the beginning that there’s more to this story than meets the eye – I’ll say it one more time…are we SURE this guy is not still a Muslim? In infiltration? I don’t care what anybody says, somebody needs to be asking this question – Sorry, Caner, if I’m wrong – But man, you seriously brought this on yourself and you know it

http://fbcjaxwatchdog.blogspot.com/2010/07/caner-whopper-my-madrassa-was-in.html One of the more recent Caner defenders to go public is Mac Brunson, pastor of FBC Jax, as his defense was posted on Stormin’ Norman Geisler’s site last week. Brunson is Caner’s close friend, and co-author. Comments: Anonymous said…”So Mac Brunson was making money also by selling books he co-authored with Caner?” Flashback from the good old days at FBCJ when the Brunson family arrived – they are experts on how to get monies from the flock. Every Adult Sunday School class was asked to put in $1 for Trey & his fiance’s wedding gift . . .the deacons wives hosted a Bridal Shower . . .and then there was the formal reception Mac hosted in the church dining room for their introduction. Very tacky tacky, but they did get a pocketful of money and a trunk load of gifts and daddy gave him the best gift of all – put him on payroll at the church. Glad I’m gone! Yes, Mac knows how to make his money! — Anonymous said…These guys love their secrets but that is only because the full truth is embarrassing. They think folks believe them because they carry titles of “pastor”. — Also James White discusses a little about speeches/sermons Ergun Caner made in May [2010] of this year, where he [Caner] calls the people questioning him as “haters” and more on Dividing Line tomorrow on this subject. — It is no secret, and it is no rumor. It is fact. A blogger has the video tape of Caner’s training or speech he gave to a certain unit of our U.S. Marines on Jihad. He plans on making it available soon. And it will take another round of defenses and attacks from Caner’s defenders like Guthrie and Stormin Norman Geisler to explain even more lies coming from Caner, and this time it’s more serious: he delivered them to our troops. — I am deeply disturbed by this potential new revelation that caner addresses our military troops on jihad. If this is true, then someone in the government did not do their job and vet this guy. To think that a liar had access to the troops and fed them information that was not based in fact gives me pause. This may be a bigger story than a lying Baptist seminary president. It is easy for me to imagine innocent people taking the word of their pastor who invited Caner. It is very different to imagine our military doing the same. I predict this will be a very big story if it is based in fact. — Anonymous said…This is truly getting worse and worse. I would not in any way be surprised if there are more revelations to come. I have been suspicious from the beginning that there’s more to this story than meets the eye. I’ll say it one more time…are we SURE this guy is not still a Muslim? In infiltration? I don’t care what anybody says, somebody needs to be asking this question. Sorry, Caner, if I’m wrong. But man, you seriously brought this on yourself and you know it. Fraud Deceit Lies

[Warning!] Watchman Fellowship: Watchman Fellowship is an independent, nondenominational Christian research and apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements [i.e. fake ex-Muslim Jihadist], cults, the occult and the New Age – Don’t miss your opportunity to see [Secular (occult), New Age, Emergent Church Apologist and fake ex-Muslim Jihadist] Dr. Ergun Caner speaking at our annual (2007) banquet as we celebrated twenty-eight years of ministry – [Wolf in sheep’s clothing] Dr. Caner was recently elected to Watchman Fellowship’s board of directors [and remains on the Watchman board of directors]

http://www.watchman.org/store/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=884&CFID=7895538&CFTOKEN=16177377 Ergun Caner is the President of Liberty Theological Seminary at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. When named to the position in 2005, Caner became the first former Muslim to lead an evangelical seminary. Caner is a leading voice for evangelicalism on the international stage. He has been a guest on such television networks as Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, and the BBC. He has written 14 books, including When Worldviews Collide, on the subject of global apologetics and defending the Christian faith. Dr. Caner was recently elected to Watchman Fellowship’s board of directors. – Staff & Board Members – Board Members: Ergun Caner. Fraud Deceit Lies

It Takes a Long Time to Clean Up [Internet] Falsehoods – The Internet is such a huge “place” – It takes forever to clean up evidences of your past—if you are trying to do that, anyway – I was just referred to this (2005) press release on Ergun Caner’s own website (better click fast, it will be gone before long!) – Note this further example of the mysterious “misstatement” that Ergun Caner seemed to be making over and over and over again for years on end {Note: Ergun Caner is going around preaching a 100% Emergent Church doctrine, principles and theology i.e. “God = Love” actually “God = God” and love, patience, faithfulness, justice, longsuffering, faithfulness, etc. are all Attributes of God. – Also Note: It is Dr. Norman Geisler (Veritas Evangelical Seminary) [one of Ergun Caner’s biggest supporters and a mentor] that is going around from Church to Church doing “Apologetics Conferences” with Ergun Caner (also one of Geisler’s Veritas Seminary instructors) as Geisler pretends to be informing Christians and preaching against the Gnostic Emergent Church Movement that is currently infiltrating Evangelical Christianity on a massive scale all the while Dr. Norman Geisler is forwarding, promoting and covering for Emergent Church prompter Ergun Caner. — July 31, 2010 Calvary Chapel Downey – Apologetics Conference Speakers: Norman Geisler, “Understanding and Answering the Emergent Church” – Ergun Caner, “5 Reasons Why I am not a Muslim” Source: www.cccsdowney.org/high-school/monthly-letter/}

http://aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=4057 Ex-Muslim to lead at Liberty U. By Bob Lowry ASSOCIATED PRESS LYNCHBURG, Va. — The new dean of the Rev. Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University theological seminary is a former Sunni Muslim who plans to turn out a hipper generation of graduates by relating to them with lyrics from rapper 50 Cent, TV’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and the latest movies and film stars. Ergun Mehmet Caner cracks one-liners as easily as he quotes a Bible verse. Lecturing to a packed auditorium of 450 students, Mr. Caner mixed religion with jokes to keep his students on their toes in a late afternoon theology class. He asked his students which popular actors they would marry “if she or he was a Christian.” Their answers brought howls of laughter from the classroom. “In a given lecture, I’ll talk about ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,’ C.S. Lewis, ‘Plato’s Cave’ and some lyrics by 50 Cent,” Mr. Caner said of some subjects one normally wouldn’t associate with Mr. Falwell’s university. Mr. Caner sees it as a way to connect with his young audiences. “Most college students lose attention every seven minutes and with that, it’s important to have that humor to bring us back in and teach us more,” said Travis Bush, a junior from Rocky Mount, N.C., in Mr. Caner’s class. “He’s the best professor here. With the humor, it keeps us interested.” Mr. Caner, 39, said he wants a different approach for a new generation of Liberty students, whom he dubs “tecumenicals.” “I call them techies because, on one hand, they were raised with e-mail” he says. “And yet they are so ecumenical. This generation is different. They’ve been there, seen it and done it. They’re looking for some *authentic passion that’s got a pulse and that sweats. “The point is I’ll use anything at my disposal. I’m not hiding from culture and I don’t boycott culture. If I’m turning out students who say ‘What’s that dot on your head for?’ That’s ignorance. Or, ‘Why’d you wear your laundry on the top of your head?’ That’s ignorance.” Mr. Caner takes over as dean of the seminary in July after only two years at the 8,000-student school. The shaven-headed, goateed Mr. Caner [Proven False], whose family emigrated from Turkey [Sweeden] to Toledo, Ohio, when he was a teenager [two years old] … Boyd Rist, Liberty’s vice president for academic affairs, said Mr. Caner was the clear choice for the job after the former dean left for the presidency of another school. As for Mr. Caner’s Muslim background, Mr. Rist said Mr. Falwell [Sr.] doesn’t mind doing the unexpected at the school he founded in his hometown in 1971. Copyright 2005 News World Communications, Inc. Source: www.erguncaner.com/home/press/documents/ap_04152005.pdf Fraud Deceit Lies

Ergun Caner Whopper: My Madrassa Was in Beirut…By That Did He Mean the “Beirut Restaurant” in Toledo? – As more of Caner’s deceptions become known, the defenders of Caner appear more and more ridiculous – And more is yet to come, maybe the worst yet, BUT we shall see – Taking a step back, I have some larger questions in all of this, as this is growing into the Great Evangelical Cover-up – How did Caner’s embellishments get started and why did it go on for so long? – Why were these fibs not nipped in the bud by those in authority over him at the time? – Why was the due diligence on Caner not done by the heavies in the SBC to confirm his testimony? – I will ponder those questions in coming posts, so stay tuned – And now, here is the latest episode of “Caner Gone Wild” (Video)

http://fbcjaxwatchdog.blogspot.com/2010/07/caner-whopper-my-madrassa-was-in.html As more of Caner’s deceptions become known, the defenders of Caner appear more and more ridiculous. And more is yet to come, maybe the worst yet, BUT we shall see. One of the more recent Caner defenders to go public is Mac Brunson, pastor of FBC Jax, as his defense was posted on Stormin’ Norman Geisler’s site last week. Brunson is Caner’s close friend, and co-author. At least Brunson doesn’t blame Muslims and Calvinists, and Brunson does mention Caner’s “sorrow” and “grief”. Below is another Caner video; some new footage not seen until James White put it on his blog last week. It is Caner at Harbor Light Assembly of God, Freemont, California, on September 22, 2006. It contains the standard Caner yarns and tall tales mixed with racial stereotypes: came to America as he was getting ready for college, learned English from TV, he never drove a taxi or worked at 7/11, came as a “missionary”, prayed on a rug in the high school bathrooms – you know, those typical “misstatements”. But Caner tells a new one: his “madrassa, his training center” was in Beirut. That is interesting. He led FBC Jax to believe he was “raised in Europe” and trained there in Islamic Youth Jihad when he came to America…but now the training center has moved to Beirut. … One more eye-popping claim by Caner in the vid. It seems he took the liberty of throwing his deceased father under the bus, saying that his father came to America with multiple wives, and that he lied to authorities saying they were his sisters! Imagine that, saying that your dad committed the crime of polygamy, when nowhere in any divorce papers was this mentioned. If his dad WAS a polygamist and lied about it, why on earth would he want to tell that story to the public? I know, it was all for Jesus, right? Taking a step back, I have some larger questions in all of this, as this is growing into the Great Evangelical Cover-up. – How did Caner’s embellishments get started and why did it go on for so long? Why were these fibs not nipped in the bud by those in authority over him at the time? – Who was his pastor when he started spreading these tales after 9/11 who might have been able to counsel him and discipline him about lying? – Where did Caner work, and who was his boss at the time, that might have had opportunity to speak to Jerry Vines before and after Caner’s FBC Jax sermon in November 2001? – Why was the due diligence on Caner not done by the heavies in the SBC to confirm his testimony? – Who knew or suspected that Caner was fibbing after 9/11, and who did they tell? – Or did NO ONE have any idea that he was lying about his past? Are we to believe that NO ONE that knew Caner pre 9/11 knew that he was fibbing on the preaching circuit? – Did he preach at his home church after 9/11, and did he embellish his story with those there that knew him pre 9/11? If not, why not? I will ponder those questions in coming posts, so stay tuned. And now, here is the latest episode of “Caner Gone Wild”: (Video) Fraud Deceit Lies

Note: Only informed responsible giving (tithing) is cheerful giving – Previous year 501c3 non-profit tax form filings should be open and publically available (in Church offices) and on the internet for anyone and everyone to look at and only then is a person capable of making an informed decision about personally donating to charitable ‘Churches’ and causes i.e. a Harvest Crusade type of event — “2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth [responsibly] in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful [responsible] giver.”

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_historystudy.html Only informed responsible giving (tithing) is cheerful giving! Not the ignorance is bliss, dutiful giving that the modern Church now wants us to participate in. — “Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom is a defense [refuge], and money [opportunity, power, influence, prestige] is a defense: but [more important than money] the excellency of [Biblical] knowledge [accurate, reliable Biblical doctrine] is, that wisdom giveth [eternal] life to them that have it.” – Basic Christian Christian Study Fraud Deceit Lies

Donor Bill of Rights – PHILANTHROPY (Charitable Donations) is based on voluntary action for the common good – It is a tradition [and religious requirement] of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life – To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights: I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes – II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities – III. **To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements – IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given

http://www2.guidestar.org/rxg/give-to-charity/donor-bill-of-rights.aspx I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes. II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities. III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements. IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given. V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition. VI. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law. VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature. VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors. IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share. X To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers. Christian Study Fraud Deceit Lies

Questions to Ask a Nonprofit (Church – Crusade – Conference – etc.) *Before Investing in [or contributing to] It – 3. What are your annual goals, needs, and results? How do they compare to similar organizations in your community? – 6. How well have you utilized your funding? Describe how efficiently you have fulfilled your goals of recent years in relationship to the amount of funds you have raised

http://www2.guidestar.org/rxg/give-to-charity/questions-to-ask-a-nonprofit-before-investing-in-it.aspx Thinking of donating to a nonprofit? Here are some suggested questions to ask nonprofit organizations before investing in them. The answers can help you determine which charities to give to and evaluate the performance of the philanthropies you already support. 1. How are you collaborating with similar organizations on a local, regional, or national level? 2. What are the main obstacles that inhibit the fulfillment of your mission? How are you planning to overcome them? 3. What are your annual goals, needs, and results? How do they compare to similar organizations in your community? 4. How much turnover have you experienced of employees and board members in the last two years {and how many related family members are employed and in what places within the organization}? 5. To what degree have you attracted new people {non-family members} and new ideas to your organization and board? 6. *How well have you utilized your funding? Describe how efficiently you have fulfilled your goals of recent years in relationship to the amount of funds you have raised. 7. Most for-profit organizations have recently restructured themselves in recent years to become more efficient and productive. How, if at all, are you considering (or have you implemented) some version of this approach? 8. How efficiently is your organization run? To what degree have you assigned day-to-day management responsibilities to a tightly run executive committee instead of relying upon your full board? 9. Who are your main competitors and how do your results in recent years compare to theirs? Christian Study Fraud Deceit Lies

Tips for Choosing a Charity: A Donor’s 9-Step Guide to Giving Wisely – Avoid charities that won’t share information or pressure you – Reputable nonprofits: Will discuss their programs and finances – [they] Don’t use pressure tactics – Are willing to send you literature about their work or direct you to a Web site – Will take “no” for an answer – Trust your instincts: If you still have doubts about a charity, don’t contribute to it – Instead, find another nonprofit that does the same kind of work and with which you feel comfortable, then make your donation

http://www2.guidestar.org/rxg/give-to-charity/tips-for-choosing-a-charity.aspx Tips for Choosing a Charity: A Donor’s 9-Step Guide to Giving Wisely – Here are GuideStar’s tips for donors who want to give with their heads as well as their hearts. Researching Charities Clarify your values. Do this before you open your checkbook, volunteer your time, or look at that letter from a charity. Identify your preferences. Ask yourself: “What is important to me?” The environment? Education? Hunger? Animal welfare? Helping sick children? Where should the charity do its work-in your neighborhood, region, the nation, or internationally? Ask yourself if you want to support a large or small charity, a new or an old one. Search the GuideStar database to find charities that meet your criteria. Focus on the mission. Look at each charity’s description in the GuideStar search results, on its Web site, or in its literature. Find the nonprofits that fit best with your values. Eliminate organizations that don’t meet your criteria. Now you’re ready to look more closely at these organizations. Evaluating Charities Get the cold, hard facts. A reputable organization will: Define its mission and programs clearly. Have measurable goals. Use concrete criteria to describe its achievements. Compare apples to apples. Be sure to compare charities that do the same kind of work, especially if you’re looking at their finances. The type of work a charity does can affect its operating costs dramatically. Avoid charities that won’t share information or pressure you. Reputable nonprofits: Will discuss their programs and finances. Don’t use pressure tactics. Are willing to send you literature about their work or direct you to a Web site. Will take “no” for an answer. Trust your instincts. If you still have doubts about a charity, don’t contribute to it. Instead, find another nonprofit that does the same kind of work and with which you feel comfortable, then make your donation. Christian Study Fraud Deceit Lies

House Church: Skip the sermon, worship at home {Note: Attending a local Church congregation where you can have input and make a difference is a vital part of Christianity and really home Church (fellowships) should be secondary [after Church or on a weeknight] to congregational attendance.}

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Church/Default.aspx?id=1100148 DALLAS – To get to church on a recent Sunday morning, the Yeldell family walked no farther than their own living room to greet fellow worshippers. The members of this “house church” are part of what experts say is a fundamental shift in the way U.S. Christians think about church. Skip the sermons, costly church buildings and large, faceless crowds, they say. House church is about relationships forged in small faith communities. In general, house churches consist of 12 to 15 people who share what’s going on in their lives, often turning to Scriptures for guidance. They rely on the Holy Spirit or spontaneity to lead the direction of their weekly gatherings. “I think part of the appeal for some in the house church movement is the desire to return to a simpler expression of church,” said Ed Stetzer, a seminary professor and president of Lifeway Research, which is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. “For many, church has become too much (like a) business while they just want to live like the Bible.” House church proponents claim their small groups are sort of a throwback to the early Christian church in that they have no clergy and everyone is expected to contribute to the teaching, singing and praying. They are more commonly seen in countries where Christianity is not the dominant religion. Organizers say they’re just starting to take off in the U.S. A study by the Barna Group, a firm specializing in data on religion and society, estimates that 6 million to 12 million Americans attend house churches. A survey last year by the Pew Forum found that 9 percent of American Protestants only attended home services. “The only consistent thing about house church is that each one is different,” said Robin Yeldell, who, in 2006, left a traditional church where he was a missions committee chairman. Christian Study

A Gnostic Gospel – Christless Christianity: 2010 West Coast Conference – A Conference by Various Teachers (Online Video – Audio)

http://www.ligonier.org/learn/conferences/christless-christianity-2010-west-coast/a-gnostic-gospel/ Message 5, A Gnostic Gospel: Americans are incurably “spiritual,” but this spirituality expresses itself in ways that are incompatible with biblical Christianity. It expresses itself in ways that are essentially Gnostic. The American church has not been immune to the influence of this American Gnosticism. In this message, Dr. Peter Jones compares this private, mystical, and inward religious mentality with the corporate, doctrinal, and visible faith of orthodox Christianity. Christian Videos Christian Mp3’s FREE Christian Study

*Updated: Truth & Knowledge vs. Lies & Deception (PDF)

http://www.basicchristian.org/Truth_vs_Deception.pdf Truth is that which exists and cannot change. The truth is the unchangeable fact. There are basic truths in existence. We exist in physical human form on a planet called the earth. It is an undeniable unchangeable truth that we exist. It is also an undeniable unchangeable truth that physical life exists temporally here on earth. The truth is that all who have lived in the past have suffered physical death; they are no longer physically alive with us on earth. Since there are truths in existence there is a truth that explains life and death here on earth. There can be many theories about how life originated on earth, why and how we exist and why we die, but there is only one unchangeable truth. Christian Study Basic Christian

{Flashback} Calvary Chapel (Skip Heitzig) Albuquerque States: Leonard Sweet Will Not Be Speaking at Conference – Lighthouse Trails Calls For Answers – Questions Arise: Is New Age Sympathizer Leonard Sweet Speaking at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque or Not? – the National Worship Leader Conference website still maintains that Leonard Sweet will indeed be speaking at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque {Note: Because of deceptive and non-Christian practices emanating from various Calvary Chapel pastors the website links from Basic Christan to Skip Heitzig and several other Calvary Chapel (Costa Mesa) resources, Churches and pastors have recently been removed by the Basic Christian Ministry.}

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=4462 This is an update regarding the Lighthouse Trails report that New Age sympathizer Leonard Sweet is scheduled to speak at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque for the National Worship Leader Conference this June. Conflicting reports are occurring as to whether Sweet’s speaking engagement has been cancelled. Please refer to our recent posting, Questions Arise: Is New Age Sympathizer Leonard Sweet Speaking at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque or Not? where we write on some of these conflicting reports. A number of Lighthouse Trails’ readers contacted us over the last couple days sending us copies of an email they each received from an undisclosed personnel at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque. **The form letter states: Thank you for contacting us here at The Connection and thanks for writing to Pastor Skip. We always love to hear from you. The conference is not a Calvary conference. The conference is being put on by Worship Leader Magazine using our facility – just like CAPE, Home school graduation, funerals, etc. Therefore, Leonard Sweet is not speaking at “Skip’s Church”. [LT: Heitzig is one of the speakers at this event.] He is part of a conference using Calvary’s facilities. Leonard Sweet will attend the conference but WILL NOT BE SPEAKING. It is our prayer that God will continue to reveal Himself to you through His Word as you seek to know Him. Love in Christ, Connection Communications — Because the National Worship Leader Conference website still maintains that Leonard Sweet will indeed be speaking at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque, an official public notice from CCA stating that Leonard Sweet will not be speaking there could help clear up the present confusion. Just as important, a statement explaining to the body of Christ why they have decided to remove him from the platform would be important. In a day and age when so many Christian leaders are sending out mixed messages to the Church regarding spiritual deception, those wanting to maintain biblical integrity need to be forthright and clear in what they believe and stand for. And regardless of what denomination or movement this confusion is occurring in, those particular leaders do have a biblical obligation to the entire body of Jesus Christ. This is not Lighthouse Trails saying this – this is what the Bible requests of leaders and pastors. Fraud Deceit Lies

Benny Hinn Swedish “European Conference Word of Faith conference” weekend host not too happy – While hundreds lined up for hours to see Benny Hinn in Sweden this weekend, even as North America was reading about Benny Hinn and Paula White behavior in Italy about 2 weeks ago his appearance at the European Conference Word of Faith conference was not without controversy – I must say I was shocked by the content of Benny Hinns teaching – We have known each other since 1986, although it was a while ago we last met – There is no doubt that the Lord has used him as an evangelist all over the world for many years – I must say that I have never in all the meetings I had with him, heard what he taught us yesterday – His preaching, in which he certainly is not alone, seems to be more consistent and prepared [by others – i.e Think Tank, New Age religion] than I have ever heard before, but went far beyond what I mean is classic Christian faith and sound doctrine – It was not just some Gnostic elements, it was unfortunately too much of pure Gnosticism [occult knowledge]

http://www.benedictionblogson.com/2010/07/26/benny-hinns-swedish-weekend-host-not-too-happy/ Benny Hinn Swedish weekend host not too happy – Posted on July 26, 2010 by Bene Diction – While hundreds lined up for hours to see Benny Hinn in Sweden this weekend, (even as North America was reading about Benny Hinn and Paula White behavior in Italy about 2 weeks ago) his appearance at the European Conference Word of Faith conference was not without controversy. His theology, practises and pending divorce have been discussed a fair bit online in Sweden in media, on blogs and twitter feeds leading up to the European Conference in Uppusla. Ekman stood up after Hinn spoke and suggested people weigh what was said and read their bible about what was preached. However Hinn was permitted to speak again. I’ve tried to tidy up the Google translation, if I’ve lost meaning in the cleaning, please pipe up in the comment section. Ekman posted about Benny Hinns visit: But it is my duty to comment Saturday evening’s remarkable proclamation. I must say I was shocked by the content of Benny Hinns teaching. We have known each other since 1986, although it was a while ago we last met. There is no doubt that the Lord has used him as an evangelist all over the world for many years. Many over the years have told how their lives have been transformed by the Lord through Benny’s service and how they have been healed. I have participated over the years in a number of conferences around the world and have seen what the Lord has done. As a private person and I appreciate him a lot and really like him as a healing evangelist. Having said this, and it is important that it must be said, I must say that I have never in all the meetings I had with him, heard what he taught us yesterday. His preaching, in which he certainly is not alone, seems to be more consistent and prepared than I have ever heard before, but went far beyond what I mean is classic Christian faith and sound doctrine. It was not just some Gnostic elements, it was unfortunately too much of pure Gnosticism. Fraud Deceit Lies

Slaughter of the Sheep: Reports of Benny Hinn and Paula White Affair – The National Enquirer is currently reporting that Benny Hinn and Paula White are having an affair – I know, I know, it’s the Enquirer and they’re unreliable – There’s one catch…. they’ve got pictures of Hinn/White going into and out of a hotel in Rome holding hands [two weeks ago] – I bought an issue when a fellow researcher called and told me about this story and I have seen the pictures – Is it true? I don’t know – But, judging from the photographs, Hinn may have some explaining to do!

http://slaughteringthesheep.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/reports-of-benny-hinn-and-paula-white-affair-pictures-included/ Comments: Video 3: Benny asks Paula where she has this incredible teachings from… She says from God, from revelation and experience. But I listened to her (this was a real trial!) but she just puts all the false teachings together from Word Faith, Dominion, seven mountains, little gods and more. She throws the words out on her listeners without time for them to think and uses methods (hands, snapping fingers, response). … It appears Paula is broad in her teachings. you are correct, she does appear to be hooked up with the Dominionism/kingdom now – New Apostolic Reformation!!! Here she is with non-other that Chuck Pierce. … that video’s says it all. And Paula is also into ‘the glory’. So her story that God showed her all this and that she got revelation is a lie. … Chuck Pierce is into mysticism. There you see the mix in this false teachings with the occult and Gnosticism. It’s strange fire [“Vagabond Priesthood”]. But that is another topic. … When I see all this happen, and the articles here on the website and other discerning sites it reminds me of something I think God showed me two years ago. I saw that all these false ministries that seemed to have no connection, are going to connect. It made me think of a web from a spider. The line at the edge of the web are far from each other, but when the spider makes the web he goes to the center and there the lines come together. It is shocking to see it happen these days… Time is running out. … I already knew that Benny Hinn was Latter Rain and Manifest sons of God teaching. Well, I just found a video with Benny Hinn and Bill Hamon (Christian International) I have been to one of bill Hamon conferences , He is crazy and dangerous. I went to a woman pastors church who was under Bill Hamon and it was a crazy place. Thank God he brought me out of the mess. … OMG! That’s Oh my goodness! for us Christians. I just watched that video with Paula and Chuck. Are we supposed to take these people seriously???? I hope not! Chuckle… They take themselves seriously…I think, but at least we don’t have to! Boy, am I glad I am not taken in by these swelling words of fanciful suggestions anymore. Thank God! He set me free. I’m going to enjoy every minute of my freedom from these charlatans! Love you all! God keep you in his love and sweetness! … You made me laugh girl. We are smart to their enticing words, but lots of people are deceived by these jokers. They are crazy and dangerous. Talk about the Tower of Babel, babel, babel, one can’t understand their language. Seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. … Dominionism, Word Faith, Latter Rain, Manifested Sons have the same roots as the New Age ‘theology’: the Christ-consciousness. ‘The Christ’ will not bodily return, but in the mind, spirit of the people. Alice Bailey, the ‘mother’ of the New Age [Satanism version], already said years ago that New Age had to influence Christianity so New Age would be the new world religion. This was written on a website about Christ Consciousness (they even use the bible): ‘It is our destiny to attain to the level of Christ consciousness and to be aware of the self as God’. ‘Speak as Christ would speak and Christ will speak through you… Think as Christ would think and Christ will think through you and the mind of God will become congruent with your physical vessel…Practice sweet thoughts, sweet feelings, sweet words and soon they will come naturally to you. Finally perform deeds that you know Christ would perform and you will manifest the Christ consciousness in your daily life.’ “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” -The Bible- This means: Seek ye first the Consciousness of God, the consciousness of the Living Christ in you and the scientific application of the Universal Law to the mastery of self in time and space and all these things in the world of form shell be added unto you by the multiplicated alchemy of the Holy Ghost.’ Sounds familiar to what Word Faith teaches, ‘little gods’. Scary how it fits in with those false teachings… Fraud Deceit Lies

PASTOR PAULA RESPONDS TO FALSE AND MISLEADING ARTICLE – I want to speak with you frankly and from my heart {Note: 1. Paula’s response comes a day or two after Benny’s response and what is striking is that the same person seems to have written both responses or else Paula was heavily coached by someone else. 2. Benny Hinn seemed to go to great lengths to separate Paula from his Vatican visit yet according to Paula she seemed to have been there as a part of the same Vatican visit. 3. The internet rumor mill is that these two are already engaged or are about to get engaged – so why all the deception, lies and deceit.}

http://www.paulawhite.org/pages/misleading_article_response/ To My Friends, Partners & Ministry Colleagues, I want to speak with you frankly and from my heart. Last Friday, the National Enquirer released a dishonest and misleading article which falsely characterized my friendship with Pastor Benny Hinn. The publication, which is known for its bias and slanting of the truth, tries to mislead readers regarding the ministerial relationship and friendship I have had with Pastor Benny for over 20 years. Specifically, the National Enquirer released the misguided and untruthful article, which falsely characterized my friendship with Pastor Benny as being something that is morally and spiritually inappropriate. The article goes on to suggest that we were having an improper intimate relationship, which is categorically false. In late May of this year, I went to tape a “This Is Your Day” broadcast with Pastor Hinn. Although I had not seen him in years, the taping gave us the opportunity to catch up on what has transpired in both of our lives. As someone who also endured a painful and public divorce, I was able to offer him insight and spiritual encouragement. Since that time we have continued to talk and our friendship has grown stronger but has remained morally and spiritually pure. I publicly profess and forcefully renounce assertions that the recent trip to Italy to meet with Vatican officials suggests that the friendship is in any way improper or morally impure. We traveled independently to the region for respective ministry duties and, while there, spent time together along with others. We were never alone and were in the constant company of staff and other associates. Fraud Deceit Lies

[In an undated posting] Pastor Benny Responds to False and Misleading News Reports – As you may be aware, the National Enquirer recently released a dishonest and misleading article which falsely characterized my friendship with [Pastor] Paula White – The article also indicated that on a recent trip to Italy we met secretly and stayed together – This could not be further from the truth and is absolutely false! The truth is that we traveled independently to the region for respective ministry duties – and, although we spent time together, *we were never alone and were in the constant company of staff and family members [as of right now photos and eyewitness accounts seem to indicate that they were alone] – {Note: Originally I had no intention of posting on the reported events of Benny Hinn and Paula White – two people who I actually have a deep desire to see succeed in the ministry both of whom have large ministries and affect a lot of lives but that was until I read the (disingenuous) reply posted by Benny Hinn on his own website. Clearly counter to what Benny claims the two are unchaperoned and already several inconsistences have emerged from the Benny Hinn (false) reply. – Also Note: I felt led to post on this topic because of the clear epidemic in Christian circles today of Pastors and Leaders who are so willing to consistently engage in lying and deceitful practices directed primarily at Christians from behind their own pulpits i.e. Pastors like Benny Hinn, Ergun Caner, Dr. Norman Geisler, Chuck Smith Sr., Brian Brodersen, Greg Laurie, Skip Heitzig, Mike MacIntosh and Rick Warren just to name a few. Certainly we are living in deceitful and dishonest times within the Christian (Mega-Church) system and unless we as Christians begin to do something about it and take a stand for Biblical truth, financial openness and personal honesty among Church Pastors and Leaders we will all be drowned in this deliberate ocean of lies, dishonesty and deception that is taking place within and being forced upon a very unsuspecting (and naive) modern-day Christian Church congregation.}

http://www.bennyhinn.org/articles/articledesc.cfm?id=7088 To my precious partner, As you may be aware, the National Enquirer recently released a dishonest and misleading article which falsely characterized my friendship with Paula White. The publication, which is known for its bias against religious figures, misleads readers regarding the ministerial friendship I have had with Paula White for over 20 years. As you know, my wife, Suzanne, filed for divorce at the beginning of this year. If it were not for the comfort of the precious Holy Spirit and the Word of God to give me encouragement throughout this process, I cannot imagine how I could have survived the past five months. Throughout this season, your love and prayers have helped strengthen me to continue ministering around the world. Were it not for your faithfulness and the presence of my wonderful Lord Jesus, the loneliness of carrying this burden by myself would have been unbearable. In late May of this year, Paula White came to tape a This Is Your Day broadcast with me. Although I had not seen her for years, she was an encouragement to me and shared helpful advice out of her own painful experience. As a result, I will not deny that the friendship has strengthened, and, while it has remained morally pure at all times, I have enjoyed the company of someone who has also gone through the trauma of a painful and public divorce. But most of you know me personally and know that I have faithfully preached the Gospel for over 35 years. I have never failed my marriage vows and would never dishonor the precious name of Jesus, whom I adore with all my being…and I never will! As I have often said, I would rather die than bring dishonor to His name. And so I am writing to tell you today that I forcefully, categorically, and absolutely renounce the lies that have been spread about me and want to set the record straight with you. There is nothing inappropriate or morally improper about my friendship with Paula White. — There has been no immorality whatsoever! — The article also indicated that on a recent trip to Italy we met secretly and stayed together. This could not be further from the truth and is absolutely false! The truth is that we traveled independently to the region for respective ministry duties. I was invited by Vatican officials to visit the Vatican to discuss future ministry opportunities there. Paula was likewise invited to have meetings in the region, and, although we spent time together, we were never alone and were in the constant company of staff and family members. Fraud Deceit Lies

Apprising.org: REPORTS OF BENNY HINN AND PAULA WHITE AFFAIR (PICTURES INCLUDED)

http://apprising.org/2010/07/24/reports-of-benny-hinn-and-paula-white-affair-pictures-included/ The National Enquirer is currently reporting that Benny Hinn and Paula White are having an affair. I know, I know, it’s the Enquirer and they’re unreliable. There’s one catch…. they’ve got pictures of Hinn/White going into and out of a hotel in Rome holding hands. I bought an issue when a fellow researcher called and told me about this story and I have seen the pictures. Is it true? I don’t know. But, judging from the photographs, Hinn may have some explaining to do! Sometimes The Enquirer has a nasty habit of not getting the facts straight, but pictures speak a thousand words. I would never quote The National Enquirer as a reliable source for anything, but having seen the pictures, I came to the conclusion that, barring a really good Photoshop job, this warranted posting. As for now I’m going to proceed with much, MUCH, caution, considering the source. However, looking at the photographs, I believe there is a little merit to this story… for now. I’ll start this post as a launching point, and will follow these developments as they occur. Should this all prove to be true, we’ll find out soon enough, won’t we? Fraud Deceit Lies

The Rapture – The taking into Heaven the Church body [Ekklesia – G1577] of Jesus Christ {Note: The Rapture [speculated to possibly occur on a future Feast of Trumpets day] of the ‘born again’ Spirit Church by Jesus into Heaven is the conclusion of the giving of the ‘born again’ Spirit (John 20:22) by Jesus that started on the Resurrection Day the Feast of Firstfruits (Easter). The rapture is not the conclusion to the separate and distinct work and giving of the Holy Spirit that occurred on the later Feast of Pentecost. The [witness and empowerment] work of the Holy Spirit that began at Pentecost continues on throughout the Tribulation period while the working of the Feast of Firstfruits will be concluded with the Church being removed from the earth and brought into Heaven by the call “shout” of Jesus.}

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_historystudy.html The Church Rapture: “1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 But I would not have you [Christians] to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep [passed away], that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe [cross and resurrection] that Jesus died and rose again, **even so them also which sleep in Jesus [are already in Heaven with Jesus] will God [Jesus] bring [at the rapture] with Him. For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we [Christians] which are alive and remain unto the [rapture] coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep [they are already in Heaven]. For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout [a bidding call – command – G2752], with the voice of the archangel, and with the Trump of God: and the dead in Christ [already in Heaven] shall rise first: Then we [Christians] which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air [the rapture precedes the 2nd coming where Jesus physically returns to earth – unto to His brethren the Jews]: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” – “Acts 3:19-21 Repent ye therefore, and be converted [become a Christian], that your sins may be blotted out [The O.T. didn’t forgive ‘blot out’ sin as the N.T. does the O.T. only temporarily (yearly) covered sin], when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord [Father, Son Jesus, Holy Spirit]; And He shall send Jesus Christ [2nd coming], which before was preached unto you: **Whom the heaven must receive [Jesus will remain in Heaven – the rapture, uniting of the Church with Jesus will occur in the air (heaven) not on earth – Jesus returns to the earth to the Jews (not the Church) later in the 2nd coming (Zechariah 12:10, Revelation 14:1)] until the [2nd coming] times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.” — The Spirit baptism of Jesus began on the feast of Firstfruits and continues throughout all of Church history until it concludes at the event of the Rapture of the Church. – “John 1:32 And John [the baptist] bare record, saying, I saw the [Holy] Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him [Jesus]. And I knew Him not: but He [God] that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, the same is **He [Jesus] which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.” – Basic Christian Christian Study

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http://www.intel.com/core/experience/html/test-drive/index.htm (Portable) Music: Listen [on the go] – Rip CDs, download purchased songs or listen to Internet radio [on the go] with the Intel® Core™ i3 processor. Or step up to the Intel® Core™ i5 processor for even better performance. – Home Computing: Personal – The Intel® Core™ i5 processor keeps up with email, video chat, Web surfing, online banking, and editing and sharing photos and videos. – Entertainment: Creator – The Intel® Core™ i7 processor handles heavy-duty tasks like filmmaking, editing home movies, high-definition video content and other intensive media creation jobs. Technology

Christian Movie: Faith Like Potatoes (2006) – BASED ON THE INSPIRING TRUE STORY OF ANGUS BUCHAN {Note: An Excellent movie! Extremely well-acted and produced! – Also Note: The movie (like most Christian message movies) is an emotional rollercoaster, be prepared and have the people watching it with you prepared for an excellent, emotional, true movie that is also very moving, touching and most of all faith promoting.} (DVD)

http://www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/affirmfilms/guides/ Based on the novel Faith Like Potatoes, this inspiring film tells the story of Angus Buchan, a South African farmer who suffers a series of seemingly insurmountable losses, but through an unlikely friendship with his Zulu farmhand and divine interventions, discovers the key to healing himself and learning to accept others lies in his unwavering belief in the power of faith. This powerful DVD includes a gripping 54 minute documentary on the real life Angus Buchan, the making of Faith Like Potatoes, director and cast commentary, deleted scenes and more. Christian Videos Christian Study

The inherited ‘born again’ Christian gifts given to each Christian from God – Jesus Christ [Prophet, Priest, King] in us (Colossians 1:27) – each Christian [with the born again Spirit] prophecies to others according to our own individual faith – each Christian (as a part of Jesus’ priesthood) offers gifts to God according to our own individual faith – each Christian exercises spiritual (Kingdom of Jesus) authority [over the Church realm and over the spiritual realm] according to our own individual Christian faith — “Romans 5:1-2 Therefore being justified [made right with God] by [our] faith [in the works of Jesus Christ, His cross and His resurrection], we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access [to God] by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ “Romans 14:17 For the Kingdom of God is not meat [food] and drink [socializing]; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth (serves) [Jesus] Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.” — The individual Christian gift of prophecy (hearing from God): “Romans 12:5-6 So we [Christians], being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members [belongs with] one of another. Having then {inherited} gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;” — The individual Christian gift of priesthood (offering individually to God): “Romans 12:1 I urge you brethren by the mercies of God to present [as your Christian priesthood] your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual [priestly] service of worship.” — “1st Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” — “2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth [faith] in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful [faith based] giver.” — “Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.” — individual Christian gift of Kingdom authority (individual spiritual authority from God): “2 Corinthians 10:8-9 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord [Jesus Christ] hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed: That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.” — “Acts 13:47 For so hath the Lord [Jesus Christ] commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.” — “Acts 16:18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee [evil spirit] in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he [evil spirit] came out [of her] the same hour.” — “Acts 17:30-31 And the times [past] of this [Gentile] ignorance God winked at; but now [God] commandeth all men every where to repent: Because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man [Jesus Christ] whom He hath ordained; whereof He [God] hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised (eternal life) Him [Jesus Christ] from the dead.

Heart of the Matter – Live One Hour Call-in Show – Shows Aired in 2010 – Grace parts 1 & 2 (Mp3 – Mp4)

http://hotm.tv/shows-2010.htm About Heart of the Matter: Started in early 2006, Heart of the Matter is a TV show produced in the Mecca of Mormonism, Salt Lake City. It’s where Mormonism meets Biblical Christianity face to face! Shawn McCraney, the host of Heart of the Matter, provides great entertainment value and valuable knowledge of Mormonism and what it means to be a Born-Again Christian. Shawn is the author of “I Was a Born-Again Mormon” and the pastor of Calvary Campus. Christian Study Cults LDS Mormon

The Old Testament Offices of Prophet, Priest and King combine in Jesus Christ [in Office] and are now not a New Testament [human] Office but are more of an Inheritance for every Christian believer in Jesus Christ {Note: The Higher Offices of the Old Testament (Prophet, Priest and King) are replaced with the even Higher Office of the New Testament – the Office of Servant of Jesus Christ.}

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ “Matthew 12:17-21 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias (Isaiah) the prophet, saying, *Behold My servant (Jesus Christ), whom I have chosen; My beloved, in whom My soul is well pleased: I [Father God] will put My Spirit upon Him (Matthew 3:16), and He shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear His voice [protesting] in the streets. A bruised reed shall He not break, and smoking flax shall He not quench, till He send forth judgment unto [resurrection] victory. And in His name shall the Gentiles trust.” — “Matthew 20:25-28 But Jesus called them [Disciples] unto Him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief (first – G4413) among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.” — “Romans 1:1-2 Paul, *a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an Apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, Which He had promised afore [O.T. times] by His prophets in the [O.T.] Holy scriptures,” — “James 1:1 James, *a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the Twelve [Jewish] Tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.” — “1 Peter 2:15-17 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness [wrong doing], but *as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.” — “2 Peter 1:1-2 Simon Peter, *a servant and an Apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:” — “Jude 1:1-2 Jude, the *servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.” — “Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to shew unto His *servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His *servant [Disciple] John:” – Basic Christian Christian Study

The Three Offices of God; Prophet (receives from God on behalf of mankind), Priest (access to God – offers to God on behalf of mankind), and King (God’s authority to mankind on earth) — Prophet (O.T. books of Isaiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, etc.) – Priest (O.T. books of Exodus, Leviticus, etc.) — King (O.T. books of 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, etc.) – Only in the one person of Jesus Christ are the Three Offices of God [deliberately separated among mankind] but combined into the one authority and office only in and for the one person of Jesus Christ

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Office of Prophet: 1 Samuel 3:20-21 And all Israel from Dan [in the North] even to Beer-sheba [in the South] knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD. And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the Word of the LORD.” – “1 Samuel 9:9 Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.” — Office of Priest: “Exodus 27:21 In the Tabernacle of the congregation without (outside) the vail, which is before the [Ark of the] Testimony, Aaron [Levitical High Priest] and his sons [Levitical/Aaronic priests] shall order [officiate] it from evening to morning before the LORD [God]: it shall be a statute [observance] forever unto their generations *on the behalf of the Children of Israel.” — “Exodus 24:4-8 And Moses [an earthly prophet of Isreal (see also: Exodus 7:1-2, Numbers 11:27-29)] wrote all the Words of the LORD [King of Israel], and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. And he (Moses) sent young men [earthly priests for Israel] of the Children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD [God]. And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. And he took the book of the covenant [Old Covenant – Old Testament – established via Moses – N.T. established through Jesus Christ], and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient. And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant [Old Covenant – Old Testament], which the LORD [King of Israel] hath made with you concerning all these [O.T. Covenant] Words.” — Office of King: “2 Samuel 6:21 And [King] David said unto Michal, It was before [in the presence of] the LORD, which chose me before thy father [King Saul], and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before [in the presence of] the LORD.” – “Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He [Christ] is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass [donkey], and upon a colt [baby] the foal of an ass [donkey].” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Basic Christian: Atonement – renewed [human] access into God’s personal presence – The atonement between man and God is complete and completed (Hebrews 1:3); there is no current or future work of atonement – We have received the work that Jesus as our High Priest did for us on the cross – The relationship between man and God is [now] open and available – The atonement is a sacrifice that is offered from a priest [who has access] to God – We do not receive atonement from God [we receive knowledge of the repaired relationship] – God is not offering [a sacrifice] to us because He has not offended us (but Jesus did offer His sinless, eternal life for us on the cross because no one human can amend (atone) for the sins of the world) – Now that the relationship between God and man has been atoned (repaired by Jesus Christ) it is now the responsibility of each individual person to take advantage of the repaired relationship and to have a [personal] relationship with God — “Romans 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we [humans] have now received the atonement (repair).”

http://www.basicchristian.org/theology.html#Atonement Atonement is an offering given by the offending party to the offended party. Offences separate and sever relationships. When the relationship is severed it requires a mending in order to repair and re-establish the broken relationship. The means to mend the broken relationship is called the atonement. Man has offended God. After all, all God did was to create us, give us life, bring us into existence and love us. All man does is to disobey and turn our backs and walk away from God. With this behavior it is necessary that the broken relationship between God and man be mended. In this case man is so separated from the knowledge of who God is that mankind is not even aware that we have so offended God and that the relationship is broken and needs to be repaired. When two parties are no longer communicating there is need for a third party to intercede. This third party is called the “mediator”. In this case, it is man that is not talking to or seeking after God, so God sent Jesus as a mediator to get the attention of mankind and to tell mankind that we have broken the relationship with God {it is not uncommon for the offending party to be so clueless that they are completely unaware of their offending behavior}. Jesus has done much of this mediation by speaking to prophets and having the Bible written. The relationship is so broken that many people even deny the existence of God. The most shattered a relationship can become is to deny the existence of the other person. Jesus is mediating/talking to us on behalf of God, because Jesus is God and therefore He is capable of talking for God and representing God. — When the broken relationship is identified as broken, it is then possible to determine a remedy (atonement). It is up to the offended party to declare what is suitable to repair the relationship and it is up to the offending party to desire to remedy the relationship otherwise the relationship will remain broken. — God being the offended one has declared that a relationship in the current sinful physical state of man is not acceptable. God has determined that to repair the relationship it will be necessary to have a new birth, a new Spiritual Born Again birth. Now it would normally be up to the offending party to meet the needs of the offended one therefore restoring the relationship. In this case, man is not able to repair the breach, the brokenness is too broken for us to repair. In this case God, has sent Himself to repair (atone) the separation on man’s behalf. — The atonement is what the offending party is offering to the offended party. God has a special category of people that make offerings to Him. This group of people are called priests. A priest offers to God on behalf of man, where a prophet receives from God and offers it to man. Because God is not upset with Himself and God is not in a broken relationship with Himself, God has no need to make atonement with Himself. For this reason God had to become a man. God had to become a man and serve as a priest to offer atonement (repair) for the broken relationship between man and God. … After the offending party offers the repair (atonement) it is up to the offended party to determine if the offering is acceptable and if acceptable, therefore repairing and restoring the relationship. We know beyond any doubt that Jesus and what Jesus did as a Priest in offering atonement to God is acceptable to God and has repaired the relationship between man and God. The reason that we know this is that God resurrected Jesus from death and gave Him a new Spiritual [resurrection] body. “Romans 1:3 Concerning His (Father’s) Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” It is the resurrection of Jesus that shows us that Jesus is the Son of God. “Romans 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement (repair).” The atonement between man and God is complete and completed; there is no current or future work of atonement. We have received the work that Jesus as our High Priest did for us on the cross. The relationship between man and God is open and available. The atonement is a sacrifice that is offered from a priest to God. We do not receive atonement from God. God is not offering to us because He has not offended us. Now that the relationship between God and man has been atoned (repaired) it is now the responsibility of each individual person to take advantage of the repaired relationship and to have a relationship with God. – {Note: The Limited Atonement doctrine confuses the Office of Priest (offering on behalf of man to God) with the Office of King (Divine authority and rule of God). Atonement is not just a Divine decree from God but is primarily a work (of the cross), a sacrifice, an offering to God from man [Jesus Christ].} – Basic Christian Christian Study

Note: a main reason that modern ‘Reformed’ (modern Calvinism) doctrine [once saved, always saved] does not resonate with people and is unaccepted by a majority of people today is that it might (as a teaching) just be out of sync with God and His current last Church Era and Dispensation

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Jesus instructed Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22) His last Church [emphasizing His last Church age and dispensation] that it is important for Christians to know and to understand that if people are not living their life for and with God that He will ultimately reject them. The prescribed teaching of Jesus for His Church today is not ‘once saved, always saved’ but the knowledge and reality that God can and will reject Christians who have found their comfort not in God but in this present world. There are several crucial teachings and corrections given to the Church of Laodicea notably. 1. The earth and the world [cosmos – world system] have both been created by God not evolution. 2. God can and will reject those who do not whole heartedly accept God. 3. The personal experience of trials and difficulties are personally beneficial to the believer who is being conformed into the image of Jesus through them. — “Revelation 3:14-22 And unto the angel of the Church of the [last Church] Laodiceans write; These things saith [Jesus] the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the beginning (Arche – G746 i.e. highest ruler, Chief Priest, Chief Shepherd 1 Peter 5:4) of the *creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, **I will spue [reject] thee out of My mouth. **Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art [spiritually] wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: *I counsel thee to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. *As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and *repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup [nourish] with him, and he with Me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My [Kingly] Throne [on earth – 8th Kingdom, Millennial Reign], even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His Throne [in Heaven]. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the [Holy] Spirit saith unto the Churches.” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Also Coming Soon: Basic Christian Dispensation Theology – End Time Dispensation Theology without the ‘Hyper’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Although the Basic Christian Ministry is posting Christian material that is often grouped, categorized and segmented into common themes and occurrences (dispensations) the Basic Christian Ministry is in no way advocating a Hyper-Dispensation Theology. Mankind as individuals we are born into our own unique location and time period [dispensation]. For instance if we wanted to experience with the Children of God their ancient bondage and slavery in Egypt with Moses, the deliverance, wilderness wandering and then with Joshua the conquest of the Promise Land, we would have to have been born about 5,800 years ago in Egypt. Though mankind is bound by dispensations (if we are alive today we cannot then later be born 5,800 years ago in a past dispensation) God is not bound by dispensations. Hyper-Dispensationalism might seek to limit God’s abilities to certain timeframes and locations though Biblically God is anything but limited. Regular Dispensation Theology only seeks to group and coordinate events, times, seasons and conditions that are Biblically linked and bound together but does not in any way try to limit God or His actions to certain timeframes, locations or dispensations. Three quick examples of Biblical occurrences outside of man’s dispensation but completely within God’s limitless Dispensation are 1. The Apostle Paul called by God to be an Apostle after the close of the 40 Day Apostle Dispensation (1 Corinthians 15:8 – “as of one born out of due time” – out of dispensation) 2. The Disciple John being brought into the future and the End Time Tribulation Dispensation (Revelation 4:1) in order to view firsthand the events of Revelation. 3. The crucifixion offering of Jesus Christ outside of human time and existence “Revelation 13:8 And all [End Time humans] that dwell upon the earth shall worship him [Antichrist], whose names are not written in the Book of Life **of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world [eternity past]. See Also: Matthew 13:35, Matthew 25:34, John 17:24, Ephesians 1:4, 2 Timothy 1:9, Titus 1:2, Hebrews 4:3, 1 Peter 1:19-20. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Coming Soon: The Vagabond Priesthood – Sons of Sceva – a Bible Study by David Anson Brown

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Acts 19:11-20 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of [the Apostle] Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. *Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you [evil spirit] by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the [vagabond] priests {not Levitical priests}, which did so [exorcisms]. And the evil spirit answered and said, *Jesus I know, and Paul [a servant] I know; **but who are ye [vagabond]? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the Name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many that believed came, and [publically] confessed, and shewed their deeds [Christian characteristics]. Many of them also which used curious arts [witchcraft] brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the Word of God and prevailed. — Wiki.com Vagabond: A vagabond or “drifter” is an itinerant person. Such people may be called drifters, tramps, rogues, or hobos. A vagabond is characterized by almost continuous traveling, lacking a fixed home, temporary abode, or permanent residence. Vagabonds are not bums, as bums are not known for traveling, preferring to stay in one location. Historically, “vagabond” was a British legal term similar to vagrant, deriving from the Latin for ‘purposeless wandering’. Following the Peasants’ Revolt, British constables were authorized under a 1383 statute to collar vagabonds and force them to show their means of support; if they could not, they were jailed. By the 19th century the vagabond was associated more closely with Bohemianism. The critic Arthur Compton-Rickett compiled a review of the type, in which he defined it as men “with a vagrant strain in the blood, a natural inquisitiveness about the world beyond their doors.” Examples included Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Leo Tolstoy, William Hazlitt, and Thomas de Quincey. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Prophet, Seer, Apostle, 144,000 Witnesses [the coming Dispensation of Revelation Tribulation with the 144,000 Jewish witnesses (i.e. announcers, forerunners – Prophets, Seers, Apostles) for the 1,000 year Kingdom Reign on earth of Jesus Christ] — ‘Matthew 11:13 For all the [O.T.] prophets and the law prophesied [of the coming Messiah – Jesus Christ] until John [the Baptist – the last O.T. prophet]. And if ye [Spiritual Church] will receive it, this [John the Baptist] is [Spiritual] Elias (Elijah) [Elijah – “Elohim is my God”], which was [announcer, forerunner – of Christ] for to come. — ‘ 1 Corinthians 15:8 And last of all He [resurrected Jesus Christ] was seen of me [last N.T. Apostle – Apostle Paul] also, as of one born out of due time.’ — ‘Ephesians 2:19-22 Now therefore ye [Gentiles] are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the [Jewish] Saints, and of the Household of God; And are built upon *the foundation of the [N.T.] Apostles and [O.T.] Prophets, **Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief [foundation] Corner Stone; In [Jesus Christ] whom all the [Temple] building fitly framed together groweth unto an Holy Temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation [living place] of God through the [Holy] Spirit.’ – {Note: The Prophets prophesied of the coming Messiah (Christ) and wrote the Old Testament of the Bible with the words of their prophecies. Then with the actual arrival of the Messiah (Jesus Christ) the O.T. prophecy was completed (in John the Baptist) and scripture authority was then given to the Apostles who were in the actual presence of Jesus Christ and it was the Apostles [not Prophets] who wrote the Kingdom of God instructions in Righteousness of Jesus Christ – the New Testament. Also Note: This is Not replacement theology – the ‘Spiritual Church’ (seperate from physical [redeemed] Israel) began at the giving of the Spirit of Jesus after His resurrection on Resurrection Sunday [Easter Sunday] and continues until the ‘Rapture’ taking of the Spiritual Church into heaven. Then with the Spiritual Church removed from the earth the events of Revelation revert almost exclusively to physical events and physical [redeemed] Israel — the only or primarily ‘spiritual’ events of Revelation Tribulation are the counterfeit spiritual events of the Antichrist. Also Note: We are currently in the ‘Church Age’ [not the Prophet, Apostle or 144,000 Dispensation or Age] the Church Age started after the Apostles [Disciples of Jesus] with the Church Fathers [disciples of the Apostles] i.e. Polycarp of Smyrna, Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch.}

http://www.basicchristian.org/theology.html Seer: The Seer was part of a short distinct time period in the history of Israel and came from the office of the Prophets. The office of Seer took place during the unique time period of Israel when God was their King. With God in the midst of Israel He was no longer Prophesied about but was seen by the Seer. This time period began after the Passover and upon leaving Egypt. Exodus 13:17 “God led them” He could be Seen leading the new Nation of Israel out of Egypt and into the Promise Land. In those days everyone in Israel could See God as He appeared in a pillar of Cloud by day and in a pillar of Fire by night. The Seer time period lasted from the Egypt Exodus throughout the wilderness into the Promise Land including the time period of the Judges and until the regretful moment when Israel as a Nation rejected the leadership of God and chose for themselves an earthly king named Saul (‘asked for’) so they could be like all of the other nations around them and like all of the other nations they could no longer see God in their midst. With the anointing and placing of Saul into the office of King the brief Seer period of Israel reverted back to the prophet period and remains the prophet period for Israel until this day. “1 Samuel 10:17-19 And ye have this day rejected your God.” As that day they were anointing Saul King. The Church however has God as King and is at times in a position of a Seer. “Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” As the “Born Again” “Pure in Heart” Church we at times do get to glimpse and to see God at work as He leads and directs our path into His righteousness. There are times that are just too Compassionate, to Divine and to Miraculous to be anything but the occurrence of God. It is only the Christian that is equipped and able to be a Seer into these very special moments in life [with God]…. – Basic Christian Christian Study

A Basic Christian Study: The Christian Apostles {Note: To say that the Christian Church only started at Pentecost [50 days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ] and not on the Resurrection Sunday of Jesus (Luke 24:45, John 20:22) is to say that the Apostles were not Christians [the entire 40 days that Jesus met with them after His resurrection and before His ascension] it wipes out the [True] Christian Apostolic dispensation [lasting only 40 days] and with it a great part of the foundation that the Christian Church is founded and based upon.}

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_historystudy.html Matthew 10:2-4 Now the names of the Twelve Apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. — Matthew 28:18-20 And [40 days after the resurrection] Jesus came and spake unto them [Apostles], saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all Nations [the Christian Apostles’ doctrine], baptizing them [converts to Christianity] in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them [fellow Christians] to observe all things whatsoever I [Jesus Christ] have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you [Disciples] alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. — Acts 2:42 And they [Pentecost converts to Christianity] continued stedfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. — 1 Corinthians 15:7-9 After that [first resurrection days of Jesus – being seen by Peter and the {remaining} 12 Apostles {at that time only 11 Apostles} and then over 500 resurrection witnesses at one time], He [resurrected Jesus] was seen of James [Gospel of James – son of Joseph and half-brother of Jesus]; then of all the Apostles [who witnessed the resurrection of Jesus Christ]. **And last of all He [Jesus] was seen of me [Apostle Paul – The 12th Apostle, Judas’ replacement – chosen by God (Romans 1:1, 1 Corinthians 1:1, etc.) not by the casting of lots (Acts 1:26)] also, *as of one born out of due time [missing the 40 days of the Apostle dispensation]. For I [Apostle Paul/Saul] am the least of the Apostles, that am not meet to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God. — Ephesians 2:19-22 Now therefore ye [Gentiles] are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the [Jewish] Saints, and of the Household of God; And are built upon *the foundation of the [N.T.] Apostles and [O.T.] Prophets, **Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief [foundation] Corner Stone; In [Jesus Christ] whom all the [Temple] building fitly framed together groweth unto an Holy Temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation [living place] of God through the [Holy] Spirit. – Basic Christian Christian Study

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[LDS Founder] Joseph Smith’s Death Not Inherently Significant? – As part of a discussion here at Mormon Coffee about Joseph Smith’s alleged “I am going like a lamb to the slaughter” comment, one of our [LDS] Mormon commenters wrote, “Joseph Smith never claimed that his blood would atone for sins, and neither have his followers,… Joseph never claimed to be giving his life and blood in a propitiatory way as Christ; rather, he used the scripture to explain that he intended to face his likely and unlawful death in the same innocent, calm terms that Jesus did” – “Again, you’re trying to claim that Joseph’s death should be understood as inherently significant (like Jesus Christ’s) – *This is not, and never has been, a Mormon position – In Mormonism, Joseph Smith is Martyr, not Messiah” – **I respectfully disagree – There is no doubt whatsoever that Mormons, individual and corporate, understand Joseph Smith’s death as “inherently significant (like Jesus Christ’s)” – This [1994 LDS] article states that Joseph Smith provided for the new covenant to be “in full effect” by the shedding of his blood

http://blog.mrm.org/2010/07/joseph-smiths-death-not-inherently-significant/ By Sharon Lindbloom – As part of a discussion here at Mormon Coffee about Joseph Smith’s alleged “I am going like a lamb to the slaughter” comment, one of our Mormon commenters wrote, “Joseph Smith never claimed that his blood would atone for sins, and neither have his followers,… Joseph never claimed to be giving his life and blood in a propitiatory way as Christ; rather, he used the scripture to explain that he intended to face his likely and unlawful death in the same innocent, calm terms that Jesus did.” (6/26/10) “Again, you’re trying to claim that Joseph’s death should be understood as inherently significant (like Christ’s). This is not, and never has been, a Mormon position. In Mormonism, Joseph Smith is Martyr, not Messiah.” (6/27/10) If the author of these statements meant to address the sole idea of propitiation or atonement for sin, I have no basis for disagreement. Mormons do not believe Joseph’s shed blood atoned for their sins. However, if the claim is understood in a broader sense, I respectfully disagree. There is no doubt whatsoever that Mormons, individual and corporate, understand Joseph Smith’s death as “inherently significant (like Christ’s).” Consider the following statement that appeared in the official LDS Ensign magazine in 1994: “As suggested earlier, the life of Joseph Smith was in some degree patterned after that of his Master, Jesus Christ. That pattern holds true even when extended to its tragic conclusion. Like his Master, Joseph Smith also shed his blood in order that the final testament, the reestablishment of the new covenant, might be in full effect (see Heb. 9:16).” (Robert L. Millet, “Joseph Smith among the Prophets,” Ensign, June 1994, 19) This article states that Joseph Smith provided for the new covenant to be “in full effect” by the shedding of his blood. To support this claim Dr. Millet referenced Hebrews 9:16 which says, “For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator” (KJV). Dr. Millet’s article went on to include a quote wherein Joseph Smith, just before his death, reportedly said, “I have to seal my testimony to this generation with my blood. I have to do it, for this work will never progress until I am gone, for the testimony is of no force until the testator is dead.” Joseph Smith claimed his death was necessary in order to make his testimony valid. Consider this BYU-Idaho Devotional from 2005: “Jesus was a lamb without spot or blemish. He was the sinless Son of God. And he chose to die at the hands of evil men so that salvation could come to all who believe and obey. “…Joseph submitted to death at the hands of evil men so that salvation could come to all who believe and obey.” (Jack H. Goasling, “Joseph Smith’s Christlike Attributes,” June 28, 2005) Mr. Goasling, of the First Quorum of the Seventy, said that Joseph Smith, like Jesus, died so that salvation could come. Consider the Weber Stake Ward Teachers’ Lesson from June 1922: “Christ sealed his testimony with his blood on Calvary. Joseph Smith sealed his testimony with his blood at Carthage, Ill. Who shall doubt the divine mission of these Saviours of mankind?” This lesson taught that Joseph’s death had great significance “(like Christ’s).” Consider this newspaper report from 1988: “The Old Carthage Jail, where Mormon founder Joseph Smith was murdered in 1844, holds the same significance to his…followers as Calvary holds for Christians all over the world. That’s the comparison made by Ted Cannon, director of the Mormon Visitor Centers at Carthage and Nauvoo.” (Journal Star, Peoria, IL, Sunday, June 26, 1988, D3) Mormon Ted Cannon suggested an understanding among Mormons that Calvary and Carthage [jail] have at least equal significance. Consider these words from an LDS hymn: “The Saints, the Saints, his only pride! For them he lived, for them he died… “Unchanged in death with a Saviors love, he pleads their cause in the courts above… “He died, he died, for those he loved. He reigns, he reigns in the realms above…” (The Seer, Joseph, The Seer, Hymns, 1975, #296) This hymn claims that Joseph died for his followers and now intercedes for them before the judgment seat of God. Finally, consider the writings of Rodney Turner, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Scripture (BYU): “Jesus Christ and Joseph the Prophet came to bring life, light, and salvation to mankind. In doing so, they sealed their testimonies with their life’s blood. Both died because of who they were and what they proclaimed. For had they not lived the lives they lived and borne the witnesses they bore, they would not have died as they did. So Jesus died on the hill of Calvary; Joseph in the shadows of Carthage. Each triumphed in his own way.” (Rodney Turner, Jesus and Joseph: Parallel Lives, 169) These statements all demonstrate that many Mormons do understand an “inherent significance (like Christ’s)” in Joseph Smith’s death. While they don’t believe Joseph died for their sins, his death was nevertheless necessary and efficacious for them in securing the full effect of the [LDS] new covenant [3rd heaven ‘exaltation’], the validity of Joseph’s testimony, and the coming of salvation. Christian Study Fraud Deceit Lies Cults LDS Mormon Fraud Deceit Lies

No doubt there’s rough spiritual sea dead ahead – Circa 1987 Dr. Walter Martin made the following dead on target assessment: Anyone who does not know that today the church visible-world around-is in full-blown apostasy does not know what is going on – And further, I say that anyone who thinks the visible church is in better condition now seriously needs to have their spiritual head examined – Biblical truth is the only framework by which we can evaluate the rightness or wrongness of ministry methods – Any end-justifies-the-means philosophy of ministry inevitably will compromise doctrine, despite any proviso to the contrary – Utterly missing from most of the [modern] church growth literature is any critical analysis of the faulty doctrinal platform on which much contemporary church growth is built

http://apprising.org/2010/07/10/fuller-theological-seminary-birthed-church-growth-movement/ No doubt there’s rough spiritual sea dead ahead; and while I don’t agree with everything he taught, Apprising Ministries has told you before that Dr. Walter Martin (1928-1989), author of the classic textbook The Kingdom of the Cults, was widely recognized as one of the foremost defenders of what he would so often call “the historic orthodox Christian faith.” Circa 1987 Dr. Martin made the following dead on target assessment: Anyone who does not know that today the church visible-world around-is in full-blown apostasy does not know what is going on. And further, I say that anyone who thinks the visible church is in better condition now seriously needs to have their spiritual head examined. … Biblical truth is the only framework by which we can evaluate the rightness or wrongness of ministry methods. Any end-justifies-the-means philosophy of ministry inevitably will compromise doctrine, despite any proviso to the contrary. If we make effectiveness the gauge of right and wrong, how can that fail to color our doctrine? Ultimately the pragmatist’s notion of truth is shaped by what seems effective, not by the objective revelation of Scripture. A look at the methodology of the church growth movement shows how this occurs. The movement studies all growing churches-even those with false doctrine at the core of their teaching. Sometimes Mormon assemblies, Roman Catholic churches, even Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Halls are held up to the specialist’s scrutiny. The church growth expert looks for characteristics common to all growing churches and advocates whatever methods seem to work. Are we to believe that growth in non-Christian congregations is proof that God is at work? Why would we want to duplicate the methodology of religious [control – cult] groups that deny the gospel? Isn’t it fair to question whether any growth resulting from such methods is illegitimate, engineered by fleshly means? After all, if a method works as well for a cult as it does for the people of God, there’s no reason to assume positive results signify God’s blessing. Utterly missing from most of the church growth literature is any critical analysis of the faulty doctrinal platform on which much contemporary church growth is built. Fraud Deceit Lies

APOLOGETICS CONFERENCE – SATURDAY, JULY 31, 8:00AM – 5:00PM – You won’t want to miss this all day conference featuring some of the best Apologists in Christianity [Dr. Norman Geisler, Ergun Caner] who will be responding to some critical issues confronting the church today – See bullentin insert {Note: It will be interesting to see if Calvary Chapel will withdraw Dr. Norman Geisler and Ergun Caner from participation in this Church event and begin to put an end to this obvious charade, hoax and falsehood that is taking place or if Calvary Chapel will continue on in its business as usual manner and continue to be a part of the Caner [Ergun and Emir] cover-up, deceit and lies that are now openly taking place within Christianity.}

http://www.ccdowney.com/events/announcements.html Apologetics Conference: Calvary Chapel Downey is hosting an Apologetics Conference on Sat., July 31. Come out and glean from some excellent speakers: *Norman Geisler, “Understanding and Answering the Emergent Church”; Paul Copan, “Responding to Relativism with Absolutes”; Ron Rhodes, “The Reliability of the New Testament”; *Ergun Caner, “5 Reasons Why I am not a Muslim”; Doug Geivett, “If God, Why Evil?”; William Dembski, “The Scientific Case for Intelligent Design”; and Patty Tunnicliffe, “Oprah Winfrey”. For cost and detailed information, contact CC Downey’s Church office [Source: www.cccsdowney.org/high-school/monthly-letter/]. — Dr. Norman Geisler’s Speaking Schedule – July 31, [2010] Calvary Chapel (Downey, CA), Apologetics Conference [Source: www.normangeisler.net/schedule2.html] Fraud Deceit Lies

#1 Download (by far) of Summer 2010 – Holiness Mp3 {To Download any of the Mp3s ‘Right Click’ on the file and select “Save file as …”} (Mp3)

http://www.christianfaithdownloads.com/mp3s/ A Christian music with message compilation. Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE

Time and Judgment by Randy Maugans {Time – Eternity: “Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:” — “Romans 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” — Judgment: “John 3:18 He [person] that believeth on Him [Jesus] is not condemned: but he that believeth not *is condemned (judged) already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God.” Note: The Judgment of God is occurring NOW it is not a future event but a future accumulation of our ongoing events (as Randy is pointing out) in our own actions and through our own deeds. Also Note: The Apostle Paul makes it clear that the Judgment of God is not to be feared by the Christian since we have already passed from death to life and from condemnation into Righteousness in Jesus Christ. — “Philippians 4:3 … with other my fellowlabourers [in the Gospel], whose names are in the Book of Life (eternal).”} (Mp3)

http://threshingfloor-radio.com/index.php/2010/07/time-and-judgment-2/ In the words of Solomon we gain some fascinating insights into salvation and the process of judgment, or the rendering of one’s existence into the eternal. In breaking off the chains of religion and dogma…moving into the realm of pure spirit we become, in one sense, “law unto ourselves”, or more correctly, Creator’s law unto ourselves. This is called freedom-the freedom obtained and sealed by Messiah. This leads into huge questions about judgment, law, devotion and an ascendancy into power and dominion in this present life. Our choices in the here and now are the fulcrum into the infinite. Understanding that religion is a closed system, but devotion of Creator is the gateway to true liberty and self-determination. Segment two is a reading from the “Archko Volume,” and an historical perspective on religion, worship, and government from a completely God-centric position. From the perspective of Rabbi Hillel III, we view the transitions of devotion toward Creator, and the ebb and flow of the religious structures through time. Christian Study Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Mp3’s FREE

Excellent!! Commentary by James White – Another Attempt to Make Lemon Juice Out of Lemons…. (Video)

http://aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=4046 Is lying in the pulpit not a “moral” failure? How did we get here in the Evangelical Church? Some thoughts. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos Christian Study

PTC Slams Fox [Network] for Skirting Broadcast Decency Law, Ignoring FCC Authority – The degree of arrogance in Fox’s [Rupert Murdoch] behavior is simply astounding – a January 3, 2010 episode of “American Dad” which resulted in over 100,000 indecency complaints – It is preposterous for Fox executives to argue that since they didn’t see indecency complaints from specific DMAs, the complaints don’t exist – We urge the FCC to get tough with Fox and stand ready to revoke the licenses of any and all broadcasters who refuse to comply with the terms of those licenses

http://www.parentstv.org/PTC/news/release/2010/0707.asp LOS ANGELES (July 7, 2010) – The Parents Television Council™ called out Fox for its latest attempt to skirt the broadcast decency law and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authority. According to Broadcasting & Cable, Fox is arguing that it should not be forced to pay a $25,000 fine to the FCC after it refused to provide vital information about a January 3, 2010 episode of “American Dad” which resulted in over 100,000 indecency complaints. “The degree of arrogance in Fox’s behavior is simply astounding. The network has refused to provide information about an explicit episode of ‘American Dad’ to the sole government agency responsible for enforcing the broadcast decency law. While that is contemptible enough, now Fox has the audacity to try to skirt a fine that was proposed simply because it didn’t provide the information the FCC requested,” said PTC President Tim Winter. … “The indecent ‘American Dad’ episode at issue generated more than 100,000 FCC complaints from citizens around the United States. It is preposterous for Fox executives to argue that since they didn’t see indecency complaints from specific DMAs, the complaints don’t exist. The question is about which Fox affiliates aired the show, and the answer is simple and straightforward. … “We agree with Fox that the FCC must act in a more timely manner to adjudicate indecency complaints. But Fox’s decision to dismiss the investigative efforts of the very agency that grants broadcast licenses demonstrates contempt for the law, not to mention parents and families. We urge the FCC to get tough with Fox and stand ready to revoke the licenses of any and all broadcasters who refuse to comply with the terms of those licenses,” Winter concluded. Fraud Deceit Lies

“Driven By Destiny” [Emergent Church book] is slated for release in October 2010 – The premise of Dr. Adams’ book is completely at odds with the biblical teaching on what “rights” we, as Christians, have to our lives – With her new book “Driven by Destiny” Dr. LaVerne Adams reveals 12 secret keys that inspire readers to overcome feelings of confusion and frustration while navigating their own unique destiny roadmap – Rick Warren “America’s Pastor” has written the foreword to the new book loaded with theological error and which promises to be heavy on pragmatic, self-focused, “Word Faith-y” narcissism as if American Christians needed any more encouragement for that – this [New Age] teaching has taken on Christian terminology and flooded into today’s churches

http://apprising.org/2010/07/07/dr-laverne-adams-and-rick-warren-driven-by-destiny/ Dr. Adams is passionate about motivating people [to] live the life of their dreams. Sounds terrific….except for that little problem of Christians having no “rights.” You see, we are slaves, slaves to Christ (1 Peter 2:16), and slaves do not have rights. Our lives are not our own, we have been bought for a price (1 Corinthians 6:20), and only God can know and direct our destiny. If I plan out my life and God has a destiny in store for me other than the one I have mapped out, I must bend the knee in humble submission before God’s greater plan for my life. Just ask Stephen [Acts 6:5-7:60], who was stoned to death after rebuking the Sanhedrin for their sinful rejection of the prophets and Messiah himself. About Stephen [it doesn’t get anymore ‘outside the box’ than what Stephen displayed in completely trusting God with his life!], I wonder: did the “life of (his) dreams” include death by stoning? Probably not, because in our flesh, we are all small, narcissistic, self-protective and vain to the extreme. But when submitted to the Lord, as Stephen was, and as we all must strive to be by God’s grace, our lives have deeper meaning and serve eternal purposes that our finite minds cannot grasp. But not according to Dr. Adams, whose assessment of Stephen would be that he was not successfully navigating his “unique destiny roadmap.” Poor Stephen, not to have the “12 Secret Keys” to unlocking his future…..he had only the Lord to entrust his destiny to. In addition to being unbiblical, this kind of positive self-talk in Dr. Adams’ book also comes very close to being New Age/Integral Spirituality thought, which is not Christian at all. When I was in the New Age back in the 90s, this thinking was dubbed “New Thought.” Its theology? What mind can conceive, man can achieve. This thoroughly New Age thinking really went mainstream and took off in 2007 with the book “The Secret,” which “explained” that the secret of success in anyone’s life was based on something called the “law of attraction.” This “law of attraction” puts forth the concept that thoughts have energy and power, and when you clear yourself of negative blocks, get focused and think your thoughts purposefully, your thoughts will create what you desire by “attraction.” The problem? This is not Christian teaching…which teaches a crucified self, a life yielded to its Maker. Nevertheless, this teaching has taken on Christian terminology and flooded into today’s churches. Fraud Deceit Lies

Next Short Study – Coming Soon – Basic Christian: The Fullness of God!

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Redemption, first fruits, works, boundaries, self-righteousness, — what is the fullness of God and how do we experience it now! Hint: we experience God in His fullness in a first fruits (glimpse – foretaste) manner until the fullness of our bodily redemption (Romans 8:23) takes place in heaven. — “Romans 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which *have the firstfruits of the [Holy] Spirit, even we [Christians] ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption [in heaven], to wit, the redemption of our body.” {Note: The future “redemption of our body” is when we can enter bodily [body, soul and spirit] into the presence of God – thought we are already able to enter Spiritually (*having the firstfruits of the Holy Spirit) into the presence of God but not yet bodily into the presence of God. Also Note: we receive from God the ‘firstfruits’ or ‘born again’ portion of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit then produces from within us our ‘first fruits’ of fellowship with God and our individual service to God that we live out and display in our own lives. What is being displayed in and through the many false prophets of today (Todd Bentley, Bob Jones, C. Peter Wagner, Rick Warren, Greg Laurie ‘Lost Boy’ [Harvest Crusade], the late William Branham, etc.), is not the existence, working or manifestation of the Holy Spirit but it is instead a counterfeit unholy spirit of deception, manipulation, harm and deceit.} – Basic Christian Christian Study

Extremely Important Viewing!!! Part 8 – Dialectic Deception – [To Download Click the Share Button] (Online Video)

http://reformednazarene.wordpress.com/emergent-church-what-is-it/1-emerging-church-dvd-2/ *Emerging Church DVD (Online) This two hour and forty-five minute DVD takes a hard look into the beliefs and practices of what has become one of the most dangerous deceptions assaulting God’s people today – The Emergent Church. – Part 8: Sandy Simpson speaks on: Methods used by false teachers to deceive God’s people. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Part 8 – Dialectic Deception – Download option 2 ‘Right Click’ on the this Link and select “Save file as …” (Mp4 Download)

http://videos.videopress.com/dcKXV8xV/8sandysimpson.mp4 *Emerging Church DVD (Online) This two hour and forty-five minute DVD takes a hard look into the beliefs and practices of what has become one of the most dangerous deceptions assaulting God’s people today – The Emergent Church. – Part 8: Sandy Simpson speaks on: Methods used by false teachers to deceive God’s people. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Part 7 – Yoga within the Christian Church – Download option 2 ‘Right Click’ on the this Link and select “Save file as …” (Mp4 Download)

http://videos.videopress.com/KA6B2a08/7mike-oppenheimer1.mp4 *Emerging Church DVD (Online) This two hour and forty-five minute DVD takes a hard look into the beliefs and practices of what has become one of the most dangerous deceptions assaulting God’s people today – The Emergent Church. – Part 8: Sandy Simpson speaks on: Methods used by false teachers to deceive God’s people. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Part 6 – Brian McLaren – Download option 2 ‘Right Click’ on the this Link and select “Save file as …” (Mp4 Download)

http://videos.videopress.com/iBJtIMg8/6brianmclaren.mp4 *Emerging Church DVD (Online) This two hour and forty-five minute DVD takes a hard look into the beliefs and practices of what has become one of the most dangerous deceptions assaulting God’s people today – The Emergent Church. – Part 8: Sandy Simpson speaks on: Methods used by false teachers to deceive God’s people. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Part 5 – Occult infiltration – Download option 2 ‘Right Click’ on the this Link and select “Save file as …” (Mp4 Download)

http://videos.videopress.com/d2iZL2KF/5johannamichaelson.mp4 *Emerging Church DVD (Online) This two hour and forty-five minute DVD takes a hard look into the beliefs and practices of what has become one of the most dangerous deceptions assaulting God’s people today – The Emergent Church. – Part 8: Sandy Simpson speaks on: Methods used by false teachers to deceive God’s people. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Part 4 – The Church of Oprah Winfrey – Download option 2 ‘Right Click’ on the this Link and select “Save file as …” (Mp4 Download)

http://videos.videopress.com/n7KtSgN1/4oprahschurch.mp4 *Emerging Church DVD (Online) This two hour and forty-five minute DVD takes a hard look into the beliefs and practices of what has become one of the most dangerous deceptions assaulting God’s people today – The Emergent Church. – Part 8: Sandy Simpson speaks on: Methods used by false teachers to deceive God’s people. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

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http://videos.videopress.com/i15EHiMt/2ray-yungen2.mp4 *Emerging Church DVD (Online) This two hour and forty-five minute DVD takes a hard look into the beliefs and practices of what has become one of the most dangerous deceptions assaulting God’s people today – The Emergent Church. – Part 8: Sandy Simpson speaks on: Methods used by false teachers to deceive God’s people. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Part 2 – The Emergent Church – Download option 2 ‘Right Click’ on the this Link and select “Save file as …” (Mp4 Download)

http://videos.videopress.com/go2qGF6B/2gary-gilley.mp4 *Emerging Church DVD (Online) This two hour and forty-five minute DVD takes a hard look into the beliefs and practices of what has become one of the most dangerous deceptions assaulting God’s people today – The Emergent Church. – Part 8: Sandy Simpson speaks on: Methods used by false teachers to deceive God’s people. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Part 1 – Introduction – Download option 2 ‘Right Click’ on the this Link and select “Save file as …” (Mp4 Download)

http://videos.videopress.com/uo3W4gJI/1emerging-intro1.mp4 *Emerging Church DVD (Online) This two hour and forty-five minute DVD takes a hard look into the beliefs and practices of what has become one of the most dangerous deceptions assaulting God’s people today – The Emergent Church. – Part 8: Sandy Simpson speaks on: Methods used by false teachers to deceive God’s people. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Mormon Coffee blog: Researcher Helen Radkey has discovered what she believes to be [LDS] records for proxy temple ordinances performed on behalf of Mary (Jesus’ mother), Jesus Christ, and Mary Magdalene – While Ms. Radkey found “Joseph” listed as Mary’s spouse, the submission form indicated Mary’s “Husband #1” was “God the Father” – Ms. Radkey says her research also turned up recent proxy temple ordinances on behalf of Jesus Christ, though he is identified in the records as “Jesus Christian” and “Jesus Cristian” Ms. Radkey explains the records show that Jesus was [LDS] baptized by proxy on April 8, 2010, and after initiatiory and endowment ordinances, was finally sealed to his “spouse” “Mary Magdelena” on April 9, 2010 – all at the [LDS] Salt Lake City Temple

http://blog.mrm.org/2010/07/everyone-needs-lds-temple-ordinances/ Everyone Needs LDS Temple Ordinances: July 5, 2010 By Sharon Lindbloom – Researcher Helen Radkey has discovered what she believes to be records for proxy temple ordinances performed on behalf of Mary (Jesus’ mother), Jesus Christ, and Mary Magdalene. Ms. Radkey writes, “‘Mary Mother of Jesus,’ the spouse of ‘Joseph’ ‘of the House of David…’ was baptized and confirmed a member of the LDS Church by proxy on December 9, 2009 in the Idaho Falls Idaho (LDS) Temple. She was subjected to initiatory temple ordinances on December 16, 2009; an endowment ceremony on December 26, 2009; and a sealing to parents on January 7, 2010-all rites occurred in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple.” While Ms. Radkey found “Joseph” listed as Mary’s spouse, the submission form indicated Mary’s “Husband #1” was “God the Father.” Ms. Radkey says her research also turned up recent proxy temple ordinances on behalf of Jesus Christ, though he is identified in the records as “Jesus Christian” and “Jesus Cristian.” Ms. Radkey explains the records show that Jesus was baptized by proxy on April 8, 2010, and after initiatiory and endowment ordinances, was finally sealed to his “spouse” “Mary Magdelena” on April 9, 2010 – all at the Salt Lake City Temple. The same proxy ordinances were performed for “Mary Magdelena” on the same dates in the same LDS temple. Ms. Radkey found a record for “Heavenly Father” as well: … I would be surprised if the LDS Church approved (or would ever approve) proxy temple ordinances for Heavenly Father or Jesus Christ, so please don’t misunderstand me to be suggesting that these records and ordinances had official sanction. However, doesn’t this make you wonder? • What led any Mormon to think and act on the notion that Jesus Christ needs proxy temple ordinances like baptism by the “proper authority,” endowments, and temple marriage? According to Mormonism, if Jesus is a god he’s already obtained those essential requirements for exaltation, hasn’t he? • Why would Jesus’ mother need proxy ordinances performed on her behalf? If temple ordinances were part of the early Christian church (as the LDS Church claims) wouldn’t Mary have participated in her own ordinances while she was living? • What would cause someone to identify Mary’s “husband #1” as God the Father? Is this the logical conclusion to which a Mormon has come based on the teachings of Brigham Young and other early LDS leaders? • As Ms. Radkey asks, “Why was ‘Heavenly Father’ listed in New FamilySearch-not only as the spouse of Mary-but as a living being who could possibly need LDS ordinances? Does LDS doctrine naturally lead to this kind of thinking about God? Fraud Deceit Lies Cults LDS Mormon

Mormon Coffee blog: In his (YouTube) critique, FlackerMan disputes the frequently asserted LDS claim that [LDS founder] Joseph Smith knew he was going to die at Carthage [jail] – Comments: falcon on June 24th, 2010 – Man, the [LDS] Mormons are writing fast and furious today! Usually it only gets this hot when something about the faux priesthood is posted – Let’s not forget, Joseph Smith ended up in jail for ordering the destruction of a printing press – Spin away Mormons but it was this lawless deed that sent him to jail and eventually to his death – Yea, I know and [LDS President] Brigham Young wasn’t complicit in the Mountain Meadows Massacre [9-11-1857, in Utah the LDS ambush and murder of 120 American settlers on their way from Missouri to California] either – Smith wasn’t interested in buying the farm when he went to jail – He had every reason to want to live – **He [Joseph Smith] had power, money and sex **the three things that corrupt men and he was corrupt – We’re not talking about a flawed prophet here – We’re talking about [Joseph Smith] a religious charlatan who armed himself [with 1 of 2 pistols smuggled into his jail cell by a fellow Mormon] in order to shoot his way out of jail if necessary – I for one wished the guy had lived – The whole deal would have eventually crumbled around him – He would have been the author of his own destruction which I guess he was any way

http://blog.mrm.org/2010/06/imminent-martyrdom/ I have edited and listed many of FlackerMan’s questions here for your consideration. Joseph removed his temple garments before going to Carthage and told others to do the same {It’s likely that Joseph Smith had everyone removed their LDS ‘temple underwear garments’ prior to getting to Carthage because once in town and especially once in jail it could easily be discovered that Joseph Smith had stolen the Freemasonry concepts from the Freemasons and was using them in his own LDS rituals [temple rituals] including using the two main Freemason symbols [compass and square] markings on their own LDS underwear and certainly the local Freemasons would not approve of it.} (D. Michael Quinn, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, 146). Why would he do this if he were about to die a martyr’s death for his testimony? Joseph, Hyrum and others drank wine while singing songs in Carthage Jail (History of the Church, 7:101). Why would Joseph disobey the [LDS] Word of Wisdom, a direct [LDS] revelation from God, if he knew he was very soon to stand before that God for judgment and be required to give an account of his behavior? **Joseph sent an order to the [LDS-Mormon] Nauvoo Legion instructing an [LDS] attack on Carthage Jail to free the prisoners. When the mob approached, Joseph mistook them for his [Mormon Legion] liberators and told the frightened jailer, “Don’t trouble yourself, they have come to rescue me” (Quinn, 141). Why would Joseph have made plans for, and expected, his escape if he knew he was going to die? Joseph had and used a gun defensively during the attack (History of the Church, 7:101-103). Why would he bother to fend off his attackers if he was going “like a lamb to the slaughter” and knew he was about to die? When Joseph’s gun ran out of ammunition {jammed – approximately 3 of six shots were fired by Joseph Smith from one of two smuggled pistols – by most accounts hitting three people from the mob eventually killing two one who died from his wound in the arm and another after being seriously wounded in the face while less seriously wounding a third person in the shoulder – source: http://www.i4m.com/think/history/carthage-jail-smith.htm} he [Joseph Smith] ran to the [second story] window [in back of the jail] and, using the Masonic distress code [“O Lord My God! Is there no help for the widow’s son?”], called for help from fellow Masons who might have been in the mob (see E. Cecil McGavin, Mormonism and Masonry, 16-17). Why would he call for help if he knew his destiny was to die that day? Indeed, if Joseph knew his death was imminent, why did he not just give himself up for the safety of his friends who were with him? After the deaths of Joseph and Hyrum, the LDS Church was in crisis. No clear direction for succession in leadership had been set in place. This lack of direction resulted in many schisms and breakaway Mormon groups all claiming to be God’s only true church. If Joseph knew he was never to return from Carthage Jail, why didn’t he definitively name a successor before his death? Did Joseph Smith know he was going to Carthage to die? The circumstances and Joseph’s behavior surrounding his death make that seem highly unlikely. This is yet another faith-promoting Mormon myth employed to persuade people to pin their eternal hopes to what is ultimately a lie. … Comments: David on June 24th, 2010 – Sharon, Let me play a little Devil’s Advocate. I think it is fairly obvious that Joseph and company had a good idea that they might die if they went to jail. Is anyone disputing this? This was possibly a reason, or even the reason, why they were about to flee into the rocky mountains. Even if Joseph was interested in clearing his name at trial, he was not obliged to turn himself in as his safety was far from guaranteed as the historical record demonstrates. Granted, I think Joseph was engaged in at least one, and possibly multiple illegal activities (the destruction of the printing press {extensive bank-money fraud (Joseph Smith’s Kirtland Bank Failure – “An illegal bank created by Joseph Smith”)} being the foremost), but the state is supposed to better than mere criminals and on that day it was not. … Sharon on June 24th, 2010 – David, I’m on the road so this will be quick, but I’m gonna push back a little on this. I do not believe Joseph and Hyrum thought they were going to die at Carthage. I think there is plenty of evidence that suggests they thought they would either be liberated by the Nauvoo Legion, or, by Habeas Corpus which had worked so well for Joseph many times before. As for the WoW, true it was not yet a commandment, yet God did allegedly give specific directions regarding alcohol which Joseph disregarded in that situation. And last quick point, I think the context of the frontier is important to keep in mind, yet we need to be careful to not go too far. Yes, there was mob justice, but even so, history shows that the people *generally* wanted to solve things within the law (demonstrated, perhaps, by your surprise that the violence was not worse than it was). Fraud Deceit Lies Cults LDS Mormon

***Highly Recommended – #5 AN INSIDER’S WARNING – BOB JONES (no relation to Bob Jones of Bob Jones University) – LAKELAND OUTPOURING – TODD BENTLEY – True or False? (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fjRv1AcgiQ Andrew Strom is author of the first book on the Lakeland outpouring. He spent 11 years in the same Prophetic movement as Todd Bentley. Here he tells us why he questions the Lakeland outpouring, the teachings, drunk behavior, strange signs and wonders, etc. What will it take to see real Revival? Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Hilarious!! False Prophet Post of the Day! – Todd Bentley – Is Emma the Angel Branham’s “Jesus” [what about Maroni, does Emma know Maroni?] (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtkG80wAEmA “they took a picture of it in the science world…” ROFLMAO! Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

The False Prophet – William Marion Branham (1909-1965) – One thing which characterized his meetings was his total dependence upon an angel – When his angel would show up then supernatural events and manifestations would begin to occur – Once he was asked if it was the Holy Spirit that did these things in his meetings – What was Branham’s response? No, my angel does these things! – Branham died in 1965 after his car was struck by a drunk driver – For many days after his death several well known Latter Rain ministers prayed over his body in an attempt to raise Branham from the dead. . .obviously they failed

http://www.forgottenword.org/branham.html The False Prophet – William Marion Branham: William Branham was a minister I once greatly admired. I have several of his books, many teaching tapes, and a video of his ministry in action. I would actually weep when hearing him minister supernaturally and wonder why the Lord is not manifesting Himself in this way today. Like most of the “giants” of Pentecostalism, if one can get past the hype and the emotion and do some solid logical research one will discover the adage is true that states: “The best of men are men at best.” I do not doubt Branham’s sincerity, nor His love for Jesus but it is indisputable that his teachings were heretical and many of his prophecies failed to come to pass. Due to teaching false doctrine and giving out false prophecies, William Branham must be labeled a false prophet. Some may ask “why Branham on the Rogue of the month, he has been dead for over 20 years.”? The answer is simple – many 1,000’s of people, and almost all the leaders of Pentecostalism and Charismania still revere this man as a true prophet. The web is filled with sites dedicated to Branham in English, French, and Spanish. All of his sermons are still sent out world-wide, all of his teachings now on cassette and video tape are being sold to yet another generation of “sign-seekers.” So, though he himself is dead, the poison of his false teachings are still affecting multitudes of people. For this reason William Branham rightly deserves a place in the Rogues Gallery. … My Critique of William Branham: The above are just a couple of excerpts from some of Branham’s meetings. One thing which characterized his meetings was his total dependence upon an angel. When his angel would show up then supernatural events and manifestations would begin to occur. Once he was asked if it was the Holy Spirit that did these things in his meetings. What was Branham’s response? No, my angel does these things! When ministering to people William Branham would always ask them if they believed he was God’s prophet. When they answered yes then he would begin to tell them what was wrong with them and lay hands on them and send them on their way. It seemed as if the people had to buy into his claim to be a prophet before the angel (spirit) would reveal to Branham what was wrong with them. Now, unlike many outright frauds, like Peter Popoff, Branham did reveal things to people and about them that he got supernaturally. He was not faking these things. What happened in his meetings were without a doubt supernatural in nature. The issue is this – there are only 2 possibilities then, they were from God or they were from the devil. We have no Biblical record of Jesus doing His mighty works by the assistance of any angel(s). He did them by virtue [ability] of being God the Son and by the power of the Holy Spirit. The apostles in the book of Acts did what they did by the power of the Holy Spirit, again no angel is mentioned. With this Biblical record, why then did Branham need an angel when no other Biblical prophet or apostle needed one? At best his experience with this angel is extra-Biblical and thus very suspect. It is now my opinion that this angel was an angel of light. “2 Cor. 11:13-15 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds.” Because of the signs and wonders in his meetings Branham demanded that the people accept his teaching. The “Word” he delivered was “confirmed” by signs following (or preceding at times). What does the Scripture say regarding this? “Deut. 13:1-3 If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the Lord your God is testing you to find out if you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” This text has always proven troublesome to those in the prophetic movement. They attempt to point out the signs and wonders proving what they are doing and teaching is approved of God. The problem is what they are teaching is usually either diametrically opposed to orthodox Christian doctrine or extra-Biblical in content. Branham arose, he did signs and wonders, much of what he revealed about people was true . . .(but we cannot discount the reality of familiar spirits who also can reveal exactly the things Branham did with the help of his angel). What of his doctrine? Did it lead God’s people way from the true knowledge of God? YES! William Branham’s Beliefs: Branham started off as a Baptist and then changed over to a Oneness Pentecostal. *He [Branham] vehemently denied the Trinity of God and took a strong “Jesus Only” stance in regards to the godhead [probably following the LDS-Mormon heresy that we can become like Jesus]. This alone places him in the ranks of earlier heretics. The early church fathers fought long and hard battles against those who denied the reality of One God in three distinct persons of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Thus, his Jesus was not the true Jesus of the Bible. *Branham also believed he was Elijah the prophet, see the picture above. This picture is available on the William Branham Homepage and many many other sites on the web. What was more, other people believed him to be the prophet Elijah who was to come before the return of Christ Jesus. Branham was not Elijah, thus we can easily see the depth of the deception working in him and his followers. *Branham taught a works salvation, not uncommon for most Pentecostals, although his form was rather extreme in regards to dress, make-up, etc. Thus, his doctrine of salvation was not sola gratia (grace), sola fide (faith), sola scriptura (scripture) as the reformers correctly taught. *Branham held to the belief in UFO’s and somehow they figure into the end times (which is interesting when one considered the X-Files and Heavens’ Gate). *He also taught about the great pyramid and its Biblical meaning and significance to his ministry. Branham died in 1965 after his car was struck by a drunk driver. For many days after his death several well known Latter Rain ministers prayed over his body in an attempt to raise Branham from the dead. . .obviously they failed. William Branham’s Legacy: Apart from the fact that almost everything he said or taught publicly is available in one form of another there is a more lasting and damaging legacy left behind. Branham was responsible in a great part for the formation of what came to be known as the New Order of the Latter Rain. Branham believed in the distributing of spiritual gifts by the laying on of hands, he believed in restored prophets and apostles. He was the vanguard of many more to come who will operate in this end-time glory and power. Branham had a great influence over Hawtin & Hunt who would formalize his concepts into more of a doctrinal base at the Sharon compound in North Battleford. These errors, many propagated by Branham are still infecting millions today. This is unfortunately his legacy, and that being one or heresy, aberrant teachings, and deceiving signs. Fraud Deceit Lies

Branham Vs Todd Bentley (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_bvvSOLW7Q Hear William Branham share his thoughts on the Trinity. {Hint! [Branham] thinks it’s from the Devil so then he thinks it is the Devil that is proclaiming Jesus to be God (Trinity view) while Branham then thinks the Holy Spirit is busy demoting Jesus and then exalting man to equality with Jesus — or is it that Satan the Devil is busy exalting man while it is the Holy Spirit who is exalting the (Trinity) Truth of Jesus. I’m going to go with the Holy Spirit (Trinity) view that Jesus is God along with the Father and the Holy Spirit and that man is a sinner along with Satan and the other fallen angels.} Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Kansas City Prophets (KCP) The Roots of the Revival – these will outline the history and sequence of events – and even more importantly the entire 233-page report by Ernie Gruen that circulated to thousands of pastors in an attempt to show them what was really going on at Grace ministries with the KCP – The above testimony and open letter to the current eldership will bring us up to date with the situation and show how the errors were never dealt with but only denied and swept under the carpet, while the doctrines and practises of the KCP got out into the wild and infected the Church as a whole – 1983 Bob Jones arrives at KCP – 1991 (November) Bob Jones {after issuing many false, ridiculous and unBiblical prophecies is} exposed in a sexual scandal and removed from public ministry by Vineyard/KCF

http://www.intotruth.org/kcp/kcp-roots.html Some of us who dealt with the Kansas City Prophets (hereafter knows as KCP in this report) in the 80’s and 90’s might think this report and the others associated with it are very much out of date and unnecessary now that the “prophets” have moved on and the church where they began their work has changed into Metro Christian Fellowship (formerly Grace Fellowship). Quite the contrary! While the KCP episode may be long gone in itself, it’s now necessary to bring their doctrines to light once more, because the doctrines that are so very widespread and popular within the revival churches – indeed, central to the whole apostasy – were brought into prominence at that time. They have since grown to massive proportions and account for many seemingly inexplicable practises like impartation, the glory cloud, birthing, the inner room experience, spiritual levels, the overcomers, Joshua generation, Joel’s Army, Saul and David, Ishmael and Isaac, the Jezebel spirit, school of the prophets, tabernacle of David, city church and much more. Prophets who were hosted by Mike Bickle such as Paul Cain, Bob Jones, Rick Joyner, and John Paul Jackson have gone on to take a leading role in the formation of the New Apostolic Church. I had already given a short summary of events in my separate article on IHOP – International Houses of Prayer, or the Harp and Bowl prayer initiative, which started out with Metro Fellowship. To that I have added several reports written at the time by such ministries as CRI and PFO – these will outline the history and sequence of events – and even more importantly the entire 233-page report by Ernie Gruen that circulated to thousands of pastors in an attempt to show them what was really going on at Grace ministries with the KCP. More importantly, I have added an eye-witness testimony of events from a former member of Grace Fellowship/Metro City Fellowship who spent eight years there during the era of the KCP. Begin reading this testimony HERE; and follow the links within each article for the subsequent parts. The above testimony and open letter to the current eldership will bring us up to date with the situation and show how the errors were never dealt with but only denied and swept under the carpet, while the doctrines and practises of the KCP got out into the wild and infected the Church as a whole. Fraud Deceit Lies

Bob Jones Talks About “Fire” in Longview, WA – “Christians are going to get themselves clean (false works gospel) so they can come before the Father” – Oh, his ‘preaching’ was so hot that fire trucks showed up to put out the fire – Yeah, he’s a credible one – NOT! {Note: This Bob Jones heretic [Kansas City false prophets] is no relationship to any of the Bob Jones heretics of [BJU]. They are each their own heretical false teaching self, espousing to the public their own personal flavor of false doctrine and false teachings and are not to be confused with each other as I have just done even though I knew they were not the same person [KC Bob Jones and BJU Bob Jones II], but they seem to have been under the same false spirit and I do issue my apology for confusing the two people.} (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3mcgQQfBgo Comment: bob seems very satisfied with himself. … Worship God in the Spirit according to the Holy Spirit inspired [in us – through the Bible], not the proven false prophet Bob Jones. … He needs to repent of his false prophesies and come clean. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Bob Jones (fake Kansas City prophet – no relation to Bob Jones of Bob Jones University): 3 ft angel [demonic – Erma – Emma-O] encounter – [while in his own living room during a (self-induced?) New Age-NWO trance] – Erma feeding her leavened bread to women of the Church – {Note: Bob Jones might have viewed women as three feet tall figures but Jesus Christ and true Judeo-Christianity esteems, exalts and honors women and motherhood far beyond any religion, institution or culture of the world.} (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhBmHrZw6Y4 EMMA-O, The [Buddhist] god of the underworld. He lives in the Yellow Springs under the earth in a huge castle all covered in silver and gold, rosy pearls and other jewels. Thus, he, (she) appears in these Charismatic meetings, he brings gold dust, silver, rosy pearls and other jewels to steal the souls of the deluded Christians. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

WARNING! Monica Dennington [started her ministry while in Kansas City] of “Tic Toc Ministries” – She is a false teacher who says the Holy Spirit is a woman! {Note: both Beth Moore and Nancy Leigh DeMoss (sister of Mark DeMoss) have also gone down this same path where they started out apparently teaching sound doctrine but are now also teaching more of a New Age Contemplative and cult (LDS) friendly message. Also Note: in 2007 the Nancy Leigh DeMoss Ministry (Revive Our Hearts – Women’s Ministry) suddenly received a “matchable donation” (of between $10,000-$25,000) from an “unnamable” [LDS?] source while at the same time her brother Mark DeMoss was employed by the Mitt Romney campaign. Presumably the donation was payment to Nancy so she would not speak out about or against the LDS cult – something that since 2007 Nancy has rarely if ever done.} (YouTube Video)

http://www.watchmanscry.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7471 I’m shocked also. Jesus always was. He was not created [by sex between Father God and a female Holy Spirit]. A body of flesh was created for him through God and Mary but Jesus always was. This is so basic. I’m really surprized at Monica’s twist on such a simple concept. This is bad news. Her previous teachings that I have heard seemed to be spot on. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Why We Say Beth Moore is a Contemplative Advocate – In our recent article “Rick Warren Points Network Followers to the Contemplative ‘Sabbath'” we state that Beth Moore is a “contemplative advocate” – Some people have a hard time with this statement – Why do we say she is advocating contemplative spirituality? Below is our explanation

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=1444 The Be Still DVD by Fox Home Entertainment was released in April 2007. Featured speakers included Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Max Lucado, Beth Moore and many others. There is no indication on the DVD that Beth Moore is against contemplative prayer (the subject of the DVD), and in fact when we spoke with her assistant shortly after the release of the DVD, she told us that Beth Moore did not have a problem with Richard Foster or Dallas Willard’s teachings. Furthermore, a statement was issued by Living Proof Ministries (see statement) that clarified: “We believe that once you view the Be Still video you will agree that there is no problem with its expression of Truth.” Living Proof is offering to send a free copy of the DVD to anyone who receives their email statement and wishes to view the DVD, saying that, “It would be our privilege to do this for you to assure you that there is no problem with Beth’s participation in the Be Still video.” … Moore builds her case for contemplative in her frequent references to Brennan Manning in her book, suggesting that his contribution to “our generation of believers may be a gift without parallel” (p. 72). This is indeed a troubling statement made by a Christian leader who so many women look to for direction and instruction in their spiritual lives. Many of those women, in reading Moore’s comments about Manning and her quoting of him in the book may turn to the writings of Manning for further insights. When they do, they will find that Manning is a devout admirer of Beatrice Bruteau of The School for Contemplation. … Lighthouse Trails has received a number of angry emails and calls from women who want Lighthouse Trails to stop saying this about Beth Moore, but we are presenting solid facts in a non-vitriolic, straight-forward manner, and we believe we are compelled by the Lord to do so, as are all believers required to defend the faith. Postscript: The Be Still DVD is being widely promoted and can be found even in your local video rental stores. Couple this DVD with the fast growing CCN (Church Communication Network – hosts of the marriage seminar with Moore and Thomas) and we can safely say that contemplative prayer is quickly becoming “normal” in Christianity. But before we are too swift to think “oh well, maybe it isn’t that bad,” listen to these words by mystic Richard Kirby: “The meditation of advanced occultists is identical with the prayer of advanced mystics.” That statement is taken from Ray Yungen’s book, A Time of Departing. Ray saw this coming back in 1994 when he sat and listened to Richard Foster and soon realized Foster was promoting the teachings of mystic Thomas Merton. Fraud Deceit Lies

Todd Bently, Deceiving angel began his [revival] ministry [in Florida] (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb1GYiYNZIM Comments: Does this man know how to read?? Is he capable of reading the Bible? I never see him read or quote the Bible. Strange, really strange. He is great at kicking, punching, closelining, and well assaulting people. No wonder our planet is doomed! … WOW. LOL This is a joke right? This guy is just another dood who decided to become a false preacher cuz you can make a lot of money quick. Read the Bible people, dont listen to idiots like Todd, he just wants your money. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Todd Bentley – Emma The Angel – [Todd Bentley is] “Lyin’ to My Face” (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNV-5RQiwss Comments: I am so tired of all of the false prophets and garbage being preached to so many gullable people. It is sickening. My own family has been affected by many of these false teachers and they call themselves christians. Where is their discernment??? I do not understand WHY sooo many people fall for this stuff??? Incredible!! Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Who is Emma-O? – as followed by Bob Jones and Todd Bentley (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvhy9VC7y18 Comments: God Bless You for exposing the truth… we must all worship Jesus Christ… not some “angel” a false prophet reveals to people… pray for the people who follow Todd Bently and Emma-O… Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Wikipedia.org: Bob Jones Jr. (II) – Robert Reynolds Jones, Jr. (1911-1997), best-known as Bob Jones, Jr., was the second president and chancellor of Bob Jones University – Jones was the son of Bob Jones, Sr., the university’s founder – He served as president from 1947 to 1971 and then as chancellor until his death – Jones enjoyed playing villains in Shakespeare plays and religious films-he founded the BJU cinema department in 1950 – he genuinely enjoyed a life of ideas and the fine arts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Jones,_Jr. Education: … Jones was often called “Dr. Bob, Jr.” during his lifetime-he disliked the “Jr.”-but his doctorates were honorary, even though the first was conferred by Asbury College in 1934, when he was only twenty-three. Early career: As a young man Jones became an accomplished Shakespearean actor and studied at Stratford-upon-Avon. He considered turning professional and even received an offer from Hollywood-thereby causing some anxious moments for his evangelist father. Jones, Jr. did create a one-man show he called “Curtain Calls”, in which he portrayed seven or eight Shakespearean characters accompanied by classical music, scheduling performances four weeks a year from 1933 to 1945. Jones believed that his primary calling was helping his father administer Bob Jones College. Administration per se seems to have held little interest for him; at least his autobiography contains virtually no mention of his college presidency. Nevertheless, Jones seems to have directed the school more autocratically after 1953, when the assistant of Bob Jones, Sr., Theodore Mercer, was fired, apparently for trying to lead a faculty rebellion against the Joneses. Fundamentalist Leader: Both Jones’s position and his intellectual gifts made him a natural leader of separatist fundamentalism. Although he participated in the founding of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) in 1942 and was elected vice president in 1950, Jones left the organization in the following year because of its interest in cultivating a more moderate-to Jones, “compromising”-stance with those who denied biblical orthodoxy. By 1959, Jones had formally broken with Billy Graham, who had accepted the sponsorship of liberal Protestants and Roman Catholics for his 1957 New York City crusade. Later Jones criticized other fundamentalists who were insufficiently separatistic, such as evangelist John R. Rice and Jerry Falwell [Sr.], whose Moral Majority had embraced Catholics and Mormons. … Personal life: Jones could be a demanding superior with strong, hyperbolically expressed, views about matters political and religious. But he also could display a childlike humility, especially on his many visits to foreign missionaries. Intimates found him witty and even impish. Although Jones enjoyed playing villains in Shakespeare plays and religious films-he founded the BJU cinema department in 1950-he genuinely enjoyed a life of ideas and the fine arts. A curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art was genuinely surprised when Jones failed to reflect his preconception as “a kind of backwoods evangelical” who would “thump the Bible” at him. “There was a gentleness and a kinship there,” he recalled. “And even if he knew you thought differently than he did, that was OK; you could still be his friend.” In 1938, he married Fannie May Holmes. They had three children, including Bob Jones III, who succeeded him as president of BJU. Bob Jones, Jr. published two religious novels, several books of sermons, and an autobiography. Jones died of cancer in 1997 at the age of 86; he is buried near his parents on the campus of Bob Jones University. Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback 2007} Bob Jones (III) Dances With The Devil – Bob Jones III, chancellor of the Christian fundamentalist school [Bob Jones University] named for his family, is endorsing Republican [LDS Mormon] Mitt Romney for president

http://www.constitutionparty.com/news.php?aid=668 In his endorsement of Mitt Romney, Dr. Bob Jones III also said, “This all about beating Hillary.” Oh, really? Since when does a preacher of the Gospel and Christian educator put electing charlatans (of any political party) ahead of standing for truth and doing right? And this leads to another problem. Our Christian “leaders” have forgotten what it means to stand on principle. They have gotten so bogged down in politics that they have forsaken the divine call to be watchmen on the wall. If Bob Jones III would be as concerned about standing for truth and principle as he is about “beating Hillary,” many others might be encouraged to do the same–and we preachers might actually be able to have a positive impact upon the direction of our country. As it is, our Christian “leaders” are not only not helping to lead our nation out of its current mess, they are actually contributing to the problem, as Dr. Jones’ endorsement of Mitt Romney illustrates. Furthermore, what is Dr. Bob going to say to the students and graduates of Bob Jones University? How can he justify all the years of “separation” preaching that BJU is known for? Where is his consistency? How can he now turn around and convince his students that all those Christian “standards” regarding the fellowship of light with darkness, reproving evil, contending for the faith, etc., apply only to areas outside politics? Obviously, BJU students now know that when it comes to politics, we can cast all those principles aside. It makes one wonder what other areas of the Christian life are exempt from Biblical principles. Maybe our business life? But that’s a subject for another day. Fraud Deceit Lies

Basic Christian: On break until after the 4th – Have a Blessed 4th of July 2010

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ God bless everyone in Jesus Christ as we continue in our Bible devotions, study, prayer, fellowship and obedience to God in Jesus Christ. ~ David Anson Brown – Basic Christian Christian Study

~ ~ ~ Updated – Basic Christian: blog History Study – The 8 Kingdoms of the World (PDF)

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_History_Study.pdf Nimrod, Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, [Revised Rome – NWO] Antichrist, Millennial (1,000 year) Kingdom Reign of Jesus Christ. – Basic Christian Christian Study

~ ~ ~ Updated – Basic Christian: blog Bible Study – Genesis – Revelation (PDF)

http://basicchristian.org/blog_Bible_Study.pdf The complete Basic Christian blog Bible Study covering Genesis to Revelation in PDF format. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Church Discipline: The Guest Teachers Series – DOES THE TRUTH MATTER ANYMORE? by John MacArthur $64.95 (5 Parts DVD) – entire series $203.72 (CrossTv.com) {Note: Christianity involves two parts, the death of Jesus and the resurrection of Jesus. We follow Jesus in our own death (dying – self discipline) to self, sin and this world and in our own personal resurrection in living to God and His Holy Spiritual realm. Much of what the Emergent (New Age) Church is trying to do is to live the spiritual resurrection (grace, peace, holiness, wellbeing, sharing, joy) without first experiencing the death to self, sin and this world. Christianity is grounded and based in both parts, both dying to self (discipline) and resurrection (joy) living to God – these videos are more about the dying to self (self discipline) part but don’t forget to also live the holy spiritual (grace, peace, holiness, wellbeing, sharing, joy) resurrection part. (Philippians 1:20-21, 1 Corinthians 10:31)} (DVDs)

http://www.crosstv.com/GuestTeachers.htm Everywhere is apathy. Nobody cares whether that which is preached is true or false. A sermon is a sermon whatever the subject; only, the shorter it is the better.” Those words were written by Charles Spurgeon MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO! Yet, he might have just as easily been describing the state of the church at the beginning of the 21st Century. Well, in this “tell-it-like-it-is” indictment of the attitudes, methods and approaches of much of the modern church, Pastor John MacArthur picks up where Charles Spurgeon left off. This is ‘MUST VIEWING” for the modern Christian. Presented by: John MacArthur Christian Study Christian Videos

Vacation For The Frank and Chris Show – {Just listened to what is normally the Frank and Chris Show podcast (one of my favorite podcast programs) but today it is an announcement that the podcast is on a (well deserved) break – Myself (and many others) will be looking forward to the return of the podcast in whatever form it takes and there are still plenty of excellent podcasts and projects going on over at the RRN website.} (Mp3s)

http://revelationsradionetwork.com/podcasts/the-frank-and-chris-show.html We’re taking a break. -All Frank’s Fault- Download for a quick update and stay tuned. Christian Mp3’s FREE Christian Study

Windows Phone 7 in trouble? MeeGo DOA? Not good signs: Microsoft backtracks on its clean break from Windows Mobile, while Intel invests in [Google] Android OS – By Galen Gruman | InfoWorld {MeeGo won’t fail because the bar for handheld devices is extremely low especially when compared to other devices like a desktop pc that has to do everything locally [games, research, render video, run spreadsheets] for everyone at any one time but a handheld device only has a few tasks [widgets] to preform and most of the tasks are rendered on remote cloud computing – it goes online – it checks email – it checks Facebook – it checks the weather – then going really out on a limb it displays an eBook or plays an Mp3 or a Video – and these small, repetitive, quickly enabled tasks are what the Linux operating system [like MeeGo] and handheld devices [like Intel Moorestown] specialize in – end of story!}

http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/windows-phone-7-in-trouble-meego-doa-665 If I believed in conspiracy theories, I’d say that Windows Phone 7 is a failure six months before its expected availability. And the Nokia-Intel MeeGo operating system will be dead on arrival, if it’s ever released. Windows Phone 7: Microsoft seems to be investing in alternatives Let’s start with Windows Phone 7. Touted earlier this year as the successor to the much unloved Windows Mobile platform, Microsoft has gone largely silent on Windows Phone 7 since then, all but ignoring its great hope to stave off the iPhone at its recent TechEd conference. (And according to a recent Cnet report, Microsoft is sticking with its earlier decision not to include copy and paste — sheesh! [probaly can’t copy and paste with an ARM based CPU]) In the meantime, Microsoft has announced three other mobile operating systems. If Windows Phone 7 is meant to be the break-from-the-past successor to Windows Mobile, as Microsoft has said, the all-new mobile OS that brings Microsoft into the 21st century, why has Microsoft released Windows Phone (the poorly received Kin phones) and now the Windows Embedded Handheld OS? A Microsoft spokesman told me that Windows Embedded Handheld OS was meant to provide continuity for enterprises using specialized Windows Mobile 6.5 devices. Windows Phone 7 won’t run Windows Mobile applications, so developers had two choices: Switch to Windows Phone 7 and rework the apps to the modern operating system, or keep using their specialty legacy devices. … Intel invests in Android, while MeeGo limps along: Intel is another company that seems to be hedging its bets — or is quietly backing a new horse — on the mobile operating system front. This winter, it dropped its Moblin mobile Linux effort and joined with Nokia to develop a new mobile OS (MeeGo) that merged Moblin with Nokia’s in-development Maemo, the intended successor to Nokia’s lackluster Symbian operating system. You can tell from that description that neither the Moblin nor Maemo efforts were moving with any urgency. There’ve been plenty of conferences but little tangible result. And now word is out that Intel is porting Google’s new Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) to the x86 chip architecture this summer. That can only mean Intel sees Android mattering greatly in the tablet and perhaps netbook markets, so Intel wants to make sure its Atom chips can power those devices. (Android was developed for the competing ARM-architecture chips, such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon in the HTC Droid Incredible and the Texas Instruments OMAP3630 in the forthcoming Motorola Droid X.) The speed at which Intel is moving on Android, compared to the snail’s pace development of MeeGo, is telling. If Intel thought MeeGo were a significant OS, it would be pushing that effort along. … Developing MeeGo in incremental stages over several years also seems a sure way to lose, and Intel’s speedy action in porting Android to x86 tells me that Intel already knows the MeeGo bet will fail.

[MS] Windows Phone 7 (yet to be released to consumers) “an ad-serving machine” – “For marketers this is actually turning out to be an ad-serving machine” – Microsoft says consumers can opt out of the services if they feel overwhelmed by the bombardment {Windows Phone 7 [a completely different form factor than the already exisitng MS Windows 7 for desktop computers] is now the odd operating system out. Phone 7 is designed not to run on an Intel CPU but on an ARM [phone] CPU — but Apple iPhone and Google Android operating systems already run on an ARM [phone] CPU so MS Phone 7 is already left out. Intel and Nokia are developing MeeGo [Linux] and derivatives of MeeGo [Tablet] to be used on Intel CPUs and also a version of Android will run on an Intel CPU later this summer. It’s important because with the already existing ARM [phone] CPU a phone is still basically a phone although ever increasingly more powerful but with an Intel CPU in a new phone the new Intel phone now becomes an Intel computer phone.}

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/359020/windows-phone-7-an-ad-serving-machine By Stewart Mitchell Posted on 28 Jun 2010 – Microsoft has branded its Windows Phone 7 smartphone platform [unrelated to MS windows 7 desktop version] an “ad-serving machine” during a briefing to show off new features. “For marketers this is actually turning out to be an ad-serving machine,” said Kostas Mallios, general manager at Microsoft’s Live Labs, at an advertising industry conference. “It lets advertisers connect with consumers over time.” Microsoft showed off three tools in the sales-blitz portfolio – Apps, Tiles and Toast – which give brand owners access to the front pages of handsets if consumers download apps from third parties. With the Tiles and Apps feature, Mallios said, icons on the homepage would be dynamic so a brand could send out information about offers or new releases. Should the message fail to get through – perhaps because the consumer has turned the application off – then a third tool, dubbed Toast, could be used to crank up the volume. “If the app isn’t running then Toast is a dynamic way of reaching people,” said Mallios. “Toast can enable an advertiser to push content out to the device.” Microsoft says consumers can opt out of the services if they feel overwhelmed by the bombardment. Windows Phone 7 is expected to be released in October [2010]. Technology

{Flashback} Intel/Nokia MeeGo 1.0 on Many Devices and Screen Sizes (Beijing, April 2010) – Netbook, TV, Mall Restaurant Menu, Coupon and Smart Sign Demonstration (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub_cwsJnQps **A very important video to watch it shows the coming Smart Phone, Smart Device and accompanying (World Wide – Global) Cloud Computing concept for consumers. Technology

{Flashback} More info on Windows Phone 7: Windows Live ID (i.e. Hotmail account) will be required {There is a ton of new (and transitional) always on internet phone [Intel Moorestown] – type of technology and gadgets coming out this fall and into 2011 finally providing for stable and highly useable mobile internet devices. Intel and Nokia have the MeeGo operating system, Google has their Android system, Apple has their iPhone system and Microsoft will have their own system in Phone 7 but so far Microsoft seems to be the one to avoid.}

http://www.unwiredview.com/2010/04/20/more-info-on-windows-phone-7-windows-live-id-will-be-required/ Microsoft still has a lot of work to do until the first Windows Phone 7 devices are launched (sometime in the fourth quarter of the year), and that’s why we don’t know all we’d want to know about the upcoming OS. However, new details have been uncovered by Tweakers.net, **including the fact that, to use a Windows Phone 7 handset [phone], you will need a Windows Live ID account (you automatically have one if you use Hotmail or MSN Messenger). Apparently, Windows Live ID will also provide access to Windows Marketplace. Furthermore, it looks like Windows Phone 7 will only support ARM7 processors (like the Qualcomm Snapdragon). This leaves out Intel’s Moorestown processors – but it’s not like Intel cares too much, since it has MeeGo and we’ll soon see Moorestown-based MeeGo devices on the market. As previously mentioned, all Windows Phone 7 devices will require capacitive touchscreen displays (apparently, non-touch devices won’t be able to run WP7), three buttons on the front (Back, Start and Search), a power button, a camera button, and two volume buttons. Weird enough, it looks like Windows Phone 7 will support Bluetooth 2.1, but not Bluetooth 3.0. Well, maybe support for the newer version of Bluetooth will be added after launch. Technology

Washington Post: Obama names Cook religious freedom ambassador – The White House just announced that they’re filling the long awaited position of ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom – The appointee is Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook, whose experience includes pastoring a New York City church and founding a group called Wisdom Worldwide Center She has also been a chaplain for NYPD

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2010/06/obama_names_cook_religious_freedom_ambassador.html UPDATE: Cook’s name had been out there for months (as we reported in January), so there has been plenty of time for the self-described international religious freedom community to react. Reaction has been pretty uniform — respect for Cook’s work in building a New York City-based mega-ministry and in her interest in public service, but concern for the lack of any expertise in international religious freedom and human rights work, or foreign policy work in general. And this at a time when President Obama has beefed up the staffing and role of religion in embassies worldwide. International religious freedom advocates have also been upset that the position remained empty for so long and that Cook — unlike other ambassadors-at-large within the State Department — and her staff will have less access to the Secretary of State than they believe the law creating her position envisioned. Fraud Deceit Lies

LighthouseTrailsResearch.com: Obama Names Suzan Johnson Cook Ambassador For International Religious Freedom – According to a Washington DC press release in 2009, Johnson Cook is “dubbed Billy Graham and Oprah rolled into one” i.e., a new spirituality “Christian” – According to Johnson Cook’s website, she is also a member of Renaissance Weekend, an interfaith **think tank [NWO ‘think tank’ religion i.e. Rick Warren] that “seeks to build bridges across traditional divides of professions and politics, geography and generations, religions and philosophies”

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/ According to a Washington DC press release in 2009, Johnson Cook is “dubbed Billy Graham and Oprah rolled into one” (i.e., a new spirituality “Christian). Since aggressively stepping up to the “spiritual” plate during the 911 attacks in 2001 [Ergun and Emir Caner also arose out of the ashes of 9-11-2001], serving as the only NYPD Chaplain’s until now, Dr. Sujay has been called, “America’s Chaplain”. She firmly believes that, “We are mind, body and spirit which means it’s time to put the stress of the current economic decline aside and get back to the basics of life – which is simply getting back in touch with your God, His wonderful promises and purpose for our lives.” According to Johnson Cook’s website, she is also a member of Renaissance Weekend, an interfaith think tank that “seeks to build bridges across traditional divides of professions and politics, geography and generations, religions and philosophies.” Fraud Deceit Lies

Wikipedia.org: Mike MacIntosh “a Ground Zero Chaplain” – the senior pastor of Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego, California a Calvary Chapel affiliate – [Book] (2002) When Your World Falls Apart: Life Lessons from a Ground Zero Chaplain by Mike MacIntosh, Foreward by Anne Graham Lotz {Wow! 9-11 books and bracelets – some Calvary Chapel pastors seemed to see 9-11 as an opportunity to make some quick money. No wonder Calvary Chapel Pastors don’t investigate [or even publically talk about] the possible NYC 9-11-2001 events because it seems in their best interest (best income opportunities) to go along with the official 9-11 version of events.}

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_MacIntosh Mike MacIntosh (born 1944) is the senior pastor of Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego, California, and is a Christian leader in the United States. MacIntosh left the hippie scene of the 1960s and got involved with Calvary Chapel. He then went on to pastor Horizon Christian Fellowship, a Calvary Chapel affiliate, beginning in 1974. He is also the organizer of Festival of Life, an international evangelical outreach program. MacIntosh has also served as a chaplain for the San Diego Police Department, and has been involved in post-9/11 rescue efforts in New York City, as documented in his book When Your World Falls Apart. [When Your World Falls Apart (2002): Life Lessons from a Ground Zero Chaplain by Mike MacIntosh, Foreward by Anne Graham Lotz – Amazon.com] — An Unofficial Associate Pastor: An example of this is Calvary of Albuquerque [pastor Skip Hietzig] where Skip’s wife, Lenya, functioned almost as a pastor for women. Her “9-11 bracelet” idea [was it her idea alone or was it a ‘think tank’ religion idea being passed along through Lenya Hietzig?] ended up costing the church hundreds of thousands of dollars in inventory write-offs. – Source: http://calvarychapel.pbworks.com/pastors-wife Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback} Calvary Chapel (Skip Heitzig) Albuquerque States: Leonard Sweet Will Not Be Speaking at Conference – Lighthouse Trails Calls For Answers – Questions Arise: Is New Age Sympathizer Leonard Sweet Speaking at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque or Not? – the National Worship Leader Conference website still maintains that Leonard Sweet will indeed be speaking at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque {Note: Because of deceptive and non-Christian practices emanating from various Calvary Chapel pastors the website links from Basic Christan to Skip Heitzig and several other Calvary Chapel (Costa Mesa) resources, Churches and pastors have recently been removed by the Basic Christian Ministry.}

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=4462 This is an update regarding the Lighthouse Trails report that New Age sympathizer Leonard Sweet is scheduled to speak at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque for the National Worship Leader Conference this June. Conflicting reports are occurring as to whether Sweet’s speaking engagement has been cancelled. Please refer to our recent posting, Questions Arise: Is New Age Sympathizer Leonard Sweet Speaking at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque or Not? where we write on some of these conflicting reports. A number of Lighthouse Trails’ readers contacted us over the last couple days sending us copies of an email they each received from an undisclosed personnel at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque. **The form letter states: Thank you for contacting us here at The Connection and thanks for writing to Pastor Skip. We always love to hear from you. The conference is not a Calvary conference. The conference is being put on by Worship Leader Magazine using our facility – just like CAPE, Home school graduation, funerals, etc. Therefore, Leonard Sweet is not speaking at “Skip’s Church”. [LT: Heitzig is one of the speakers at this event.] He is part of a conference using Calvary’s facilities. Leonard Sweet will attend the conference but WILL NOT BE SPEAKING. It is our prayer that God will continue to reveal Himself to you through His Word as you seek to know Him. Love in Christ, Connection Communications — Because the National Worship Leader Conference website still maintains that Leonard Sweet will indeed be speaking at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque, an official public notice from CCA stating that Leonard Sweet will not be speaking there could help clear up the present confusion. Just as important, a statement explaining to the body of Christ why they have decided to remove him from the platform would be important. In a day and age when so many Christian leaders are sending out mixed messages to the Church regarding spiritual deception, those wanting to maintain biblical integrity need to be forthright and clear in what they believe and stand for. And regardless of what denomination or movement this confusion is occurring in, those particular leaders do have a biblical obligation to the entire body of Jesus Christ. This is not Lighthouse Trails saying this – this is what the Bible requests of leaders and pastors. Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback} Note: There has been a change to the referencing for each of the Basic Christian blog Bible Study postings – Each posting will now contain the Bible’s book and chapter and will no longer provide a reference to an alternate past study by Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa – The change is being made out of necessity in that the teachings of the Basic Christian blog Bible Study are too divergent from the alternate material of Calvary Chapel and therefore providing Chuck Smith or Calvary Chapel as an alternate reference in the blog Bible Study has been causing too much confusion within the current blog Bible Study – The re-referencing of each post will be completed as soon as possible – My sincere apologies for any inconvenience that this has caused or might cause for anyone studying the Bible – God bless you, David Anson Brown

http://www.basicchristian.org/truth_deception.html Originally the postings to the Basic Christian blog Bible Study were listed with an alternate past study of the Calvary Chapel C3000 series by Chuck Smith however the teachings and material of Chuck Smith have become to inconsistent and run to counter to the current [in progress] teachings given in the Basic Christian blog Bible Study and therefore there is no reason to [continue to] provide a listing to an alternate Chuck Smith resource. Sadly, it has also recently [in part through the faithful and diligent ministry of Randy Maugans at The Threshing Floor] come to the attention of the Basic Christian ministry that there are now several serious allegations that Chuck Smith does not have his own material but often plagiarizes much of his material from other sources [including now New Age material i.e. his 2006 book “When Storms Come” by Chuck Smith with (later removed) portions plagiarized from two New Age authors] and that Chuck Smith had then put his name on the material of others as though it was his own material. In Short there was an attempt to provide a reference to some past material as an alternate counterbalance to the Basic Christian material however it quickly became evident that the material of the alternate teaching of Chuck Smith is filled with too many personal antecedents has too many inconsistencies [biblical names, dates and locations] (probably from his use of too many external sources i.e. other commentaries) and even outright biblical misrepresentations [i.e. Kingdom – eternal rewards] to the point that the past study of Chuck Smith is incompatible with the current Basic Christian blog Bible Study and therefore for clarity all references to any Calvary Chapel or Chuck Smith material will be removed from all of the Basic Christian material. Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback} Dr. Norman Geisler On Ergun Caner by Peter Lumpkins [Apparently it’s not a hoax and Dr. Norman Geisler did author that incoherent rant.] {Note: We live in crucial times and as such it is now time that we REJECT the current Christian pastors, teachers and leaders that are unable or unwilling to accurately evaluate and assess the post 9-11-2001 era of danger, beguile and betrayal that we now exist in. Too many Pastors are still more interested in their own personal agendas, comfort and finances than in spreading the gospel message of Jesus Christ. — Past pastors, teachers and leaders like Chuck Smith Sr. of Calvary Chapel, Rick Warren, John Hagee, Greg Laurie, Skip Heitzig, James Dobson, Norman Geisler, Jerry Falwell Jr., John MacArthur, Rick Joyner, Mark Demoss, Tony Perkins, David Brody, Lee Strobel, R.C. Sproul, Max Lucado and a host of others who consider themselves to be apostles, prophets, teachers and leaders need no longer be taken seriously or even be considered to be viable as a Christian Church authority by those within or without the true Christian Church. It is time to call into question their motives, abilities, agendas and desires that make them unwilling to accurately or faithfully proclaim the trusted Gospel of Jesus Christ!}

http://peterlumpkins.typepad.com/peter_lumpkins/2010/05/dr-norman-geisler-on-ergun-caner-by-peter-lumpkins.html#more COMMENTS: Peter, With all due respect to Dr. Geisler’s acomplishments of years past, I fear this is another of a group of recent statements showing how out of touch he is with present [since 9-11-2001] reality. What have we come to in the evangelical community when fabrications, exaggerations and lies are dismissed and those who expose such things are called “libelous”? I’m sorry, but relying solely on the assessments of men like Elmer Towns and Norm Geisler in a postmodern, digital age is not altogether sound. It would be safe to say that these men spend little or no time on the internet, much less reading blogs, web sites, twitter feeds, etc. The abundance of information today can be overwhelming for those of previous generations. This is not to say that the present environment is better, just VERY different. Moreover, Dr. Geisler is not a completely unbiased source in this matter. Caner is a regular speaker at apologetics conferences held at Southern Evangelical Seminary, founded by Geisler. Futhermore, how is it possible that he able to render summary judgement on this matter by only talking to “Dr. Caner and other principal parties at Liberty”? How can one make a final judgement on a matter by only talking to one side of the matter? What if we applied this same standard in our legal system? What if judges rendered judgement on a case after only speaking with the defendent? This seems grossly biased to me. Lastly, I agree we all should “pray for and encourage our brother”. We should PRAY that DR. Caner will repent of his fabrications and falsehoods. We should ENCOURAGE Dr. Caner to start telling his TRUE testimony: that of a child from a broken him divided between Islamic and secularistic values whom God miraculously and graciously brought to salvation. {Amen!} Fraud Deceit Lies

The Threshing Floor Radio Show-June 27, 2010-Randy Maugans – The End of Religion (Mp3)

http://threshingfloor-radio.com/index.php/2010/06/the-end-of-religion/ “The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world.” Georgia Harkness — We have got to deal with this: Many religious doctrines are of men, not God. Religion is a tool of control that drives blind allegiances to falsehoods, stifles growth, and limits our capacity to be both critical and embracing of new information. Religion substitutes rigid rules and narrow interpretation for genuine seeking of TRUTH. Even worse, religion is conformity to a world-view that streams into the goals of the elites…easily aroused to passions of fervor, the religious become unwitting pawns in a game of social control, genocide, and war. This is about you…your quest…your battle for truth regardless of cost…heedless of risk. Faith begins at the point of not knowing, it ends at the moment you think you “know.” Christian Mp3’s FREE Christian Study

The Zeph Report – “Z Live” on WWCR – June 26, 2010 – Guest Randy Maugans – An extended transmission of the live shortwave feed (Mp3)

http://threshingfloor-radio.com/index.php/2010/06/z-live-fear-not/ “And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. Isaiah 40:5” – A word is spoken in the show: REJECT FEAR! Additionally, I would say embrace love-AGAPE. The gulf oil spill is a shadow of the wounds that are in each of us…places that bleed, are broken, and need healing. Empty out yourself from yourself and get real before the Lord. The off-air segment finds us discussing music, along with summarizing the themes brought out in the broadcast. Nothing planned…no agendas…the Spirit heals in the places of our wounds. Christian Mp3’s FREE Christian Study

LHTR Discussion Topic: The Shack Author Says “The God of Evangelical Christianity is a Monster” – Comments: Young’s Jesus cannot save – Young is leading his readers straight to the Lake of Fire – He doesn’t understand God’s love [or God’s Holiness, His righteousness and His justice] — Incredibly, this novel continues to cut a swath through the Body of Christ – Will it make a difference when–and if–Christians learn the truth about the author’s rejection of the Biblical Christ? — I am very distressed as my denomination [unknown] greatly pushes this book as wonderful – has had lots of discussion groups, promotes its reading – When I said it was wrong, I got into all kinds of trouble – It saddens me greatly that the Christian community now puts “modern novels and wrong doctrine” above the Bible – Guess they only want to read things that “tickle the ears”

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/LTForum/index.php/topic,32.msg65.html On Friday night, author and researcher Ray Yungen attended a lecture at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon to hear The Shack author William Paul Young. The name of Young’s talk was “Can God Really Be That Good?” During the talk, Young told the audience that “the God of evangelical Christianity is a monster.” He was referring to the belief that God is a God of judgment and will judge the unbelieving. Young also rejects the biblical view of atonement (wherein Jesus died as a substitute for us to pay the price of our sins). This view by Young is evident in a radio interview he had one year ago where he rejected the biblical view of the atonement. He echoes the sentiments of William Shannon and Brennan Manning, who both say that the God who punishes His own son to pay for the sins of others does not exist: He is the God who exacts the last drop of blood from His Son, so that His just anger, evoked by sin, may be appeased. This God whose moods alternate between graciousness and fierce anger – a God who is still all too familiar to many Christians – is a caricature of the true God. This God does not exist. (Shannon, Silence on Fire, p. 110, also see Manning who stated the very same thing in Above All, pp. 58-59). Young told the audience that his book has now sold 14 million copies. He says that he believes his book has been a “god thing” to heal people’s souls because so many people have been tainted by this evangelical God. Young said his book is so effective because when you put something in a story form it gets past mental defenses. Young’s obvious distain for evangelical Christianity (in a derogatory manner, he said there are “1.4 million” rules in the evangelical church) is shown in his book as well when The Shack’s “Jesus” states: “I have no desire to make them [people from all religious and political backgrounds] Christian, but I do want to join them in their transformation into sons and daughters of my Papa” (p. 184). Young asked “evangelicals,” “Do you want to hold onto your darkness?” and answered for them, “No, you want to get rid of it.” Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Study

Bible verse: 1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we [Christians] have received, not the spirit of the world, but the [Holy] Spirit which is of God; that we might know *the things that are freely given to us of God. {Note: As Christians if we were to try to go the ‘works’ route in attempting to facilitate a relationship with God our own works would continually keep us from experiencing the fullness of God, all that God has for us at any one moment. Works imply receiving something later, a later payment that is missing but a personal relationship facilitates fullness in God and with God at all times regardless of our own works or of our own abilities.}

http://www.ChristianFaithDownloads.com/ ‘1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we [Christians] have received, not the spirit of the world, but the [Holy] Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.’ — ‘Romans 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.’ — ‘Romans 5:17 For if by one man’s [Adam’s] offence death reigned by one; much more they [Saints – Christians] which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.’ — ‘Romans 8:15-17 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the [born again] Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, *that we are the Children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.’ — ‘Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.’ Christian Study * Bible Verses

Josh McDowell: Can I Trust the Bible? – Parts 1-4 Video (wmv)

http://www.josh.org/site/c.ddKDIMNtEqG/b.4172663/k.624E/Can_I_Trust_the_Bible.htm “The Bible stands alone among all other books. It is unique, ‘different from all others,’ in the following ways plus a multitude more: *Continuity, *Circulation, *Translation, *Survival, *Teachings, *Influence on Literature, and *Influence on Civilization.” Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Pg. 4, 4-16. Christian Videos

Hooray! This marks the official release of “The Bible vs Joseph Smith!” In a conversation between a Christian and a Mormon, the prophets of both the Bible and the Book of Mormon are put head to head in a test to see which prophets are truly speaking for God – If even one prophecy fails to come true, that prophet is a false prophet, and must be put to death — See Also: The Bible vs. The Book of Mormon – DVD Trailers (Online Videos)

http://sourceflix.com/the-bible-vs-joseph-smith-official-release/ Hooray! This marks the official release of “The Bible vs Joseph Smith!” We have worked very hard on this full-length documentary since the beginning of august last year, and it’s now finally available. And now is when we need your help more then ever! Here are some things you can do: 1. Order multiple copies to use in your witness to Mormons, and to promote the film in your community. 2. Host a local showing of the documentary (not restricted to pastors). 3. Forward our release email to 10 or more of your friends (for those on our mailing list). 4. Share this post on your facebook, twitter, myspace, etc., with the “share” icon at the bottom of this post! 5. Embed the trailer on your own website or blog with the code below: You have blessed us so much! Thank you for all your support, now lets spread this tool as far and wide as possible to uncover the falacy of Mormonism, and reveal the glory of God in Jesus Christ! *If you are a Mormon, email us and we’ll set you up to watch The Bible vs Joseph Smith for free. Fraud Deceit Lies Cults LDS Mormon Christian Videos

PREEMPTION BROADCAST with Russ Dizdar – Prophecy Prayer, the Past Present and Future (Mp3s)

http://preemptionbroadcast.podomatic.com/ Prophecy Prayer, the Past Present and Future the Book of Daniel chapter 9. Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE

The Amber May [Radio] Show is Coming To An End – Amber May’s time on 1010 AM is coming to an end – She is so sadden by the ending – *She will continue to do podcasts – Please continue to visit her website www.ambermayshow.com – She just opened an online store on the website please check it out – She needs funds to pay off the radio bill – Amber May also has several discount offers on her website as well – Please check out the blog while you are there as well (Mp3s)

http://www.ambermayshow.com/ Welcome to The Amber May Show. The aim of the program is to give hope to hurting hearts. The show also tries encouraging the believers of Christ, in their daily walk with him. Amber May deals with life issues from a biblical perspective. Amber May would also like to introduce the character of God to those who may not know him. She hopes that people will have a better understanding of God after they listen to the program. Please check out the podcast. There might be a show that she had done, that may help you with a life struggle that you are currently dealing with. Amber May would love to hear from you. Please visit her contact page or, follow her on the social medias below. Make sure you check out the discounts page for some money saving codes for your next purchase. Please consider making a donation, radio air time is expensive. Christian Mp3’s FREE Christian Study

Navigators.org: The Evolution of the Wheel Illustration – Throughout his ministry, Dawson Trotman, founder and first president of The Navigators, liked to use illustrations or diagrams like this to help others remember basic principles of the Christian life – So in the 1930s, when he was working with Sunday School classes and boys’ clubs, he used the best illustration he had heard describing the balanced Christian life–the three-legged stool – But Trotman became dissatisfied with the [stool] illustration … So in 1968 “Obedience” was moved to the rim of the Wheel and “Fellowship” replaced it as a spoke – That leaves us with the Wheel as it is today – And whether it remains in this form, or is eventually changed again, it is a useful way of understanding and remembering the essentials for living the Christian life

http://www.navigators.org/us/resources/illustrations/items/The%20Wheel%20-%20History The Wheel® – History: The Evolution of the Wheel Illustration by Ray King – “They say the Christian life is like a three-legged stool,” the young Sunday School teacher told his class. “You must be supported by three things–the Word, prayer and witnessing–to be effective in your Christian lives.” Throughout his ministry, Dawson Trotman, founder and first president of The Navigators, liked to use illustrations or diagrams like this to help others remember basic principles of the Christian life. So in the 1930s, when he was working with Sunday School classes and boys’ clubs, he used the best illustration he had heard describing the balanced Christian life–the three-legged stool (illustration 1). But Trotman became dissatisfied with the illustration. It left the Christian sitting down–certainly not a practical way to approach the dynamic Christian life he saw taught in the Bible. After much thought and prayer, he designed what he called “The Wheel” illustration to solve this problem. This wasn’t the Wheel many of us know today, but a forerunner to it. The hub was Christ, the center of the Christian’s life; but there were only three spokes on this wheel, corresponding to the three legs of the stool (illustration 2). Now he had the Christian moving, but he began to see another weakness in the illustration. It showed that Christians should witness, know the Word and pray, but it left out the application of the Bible to all areas of one’s life demonstrating the power of Christian living. So Trotman added a fourth spoke–“Living the Life” –to the Wheel (illustration 3). The rim was called “The Christian Life” or “The Christian in Action.” This emphasis on living every area of life with and for the Lord came at an important time. Dr. Arthur Glasser, dean of the School of Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary, says, “Dawson was one of the pioneers in reacting against easy believism. Daws said ‘You can’t treat a command in the Bible as advice. A command is a command!’ He was a living protest against a form of Christianity that sought to understand the Bible, but which wasn’t serious about obeying it.” Later the new fourth spoke, “Living the Life,” was shortened to “Obedience” and the rim was renamed “The Christian Living the Life” (illustration 4). Some people asked, “Where is the Holy Spirit in the Wheel?” Trotman answered that the Holy Spirit was intrinsic throughout, being necessary to the fulfillment of each component of the Wheel. After Trotman’s death, in 1956, the Wheel continued to change. Some thought “Obedience” shouldn’t be a spoke, since it wasn’t in the same category as the other spokes. Rather, it was the theme of the entire Wheel. At the same time others realized that another basic element of the Christian life was not included in the Wheel, even though it was being practiced throughout the body of Christ and was found throughout the New Testament–fellowship. So in 1968 “Obedience” was moved to the rim of the Wheel and “Fellowship” replaced it as a spoke. That leaves us with the Wheel as it is today (illustration 5). And whether it remains in this form, or is eventually changed again, it is a useful way of understanding and remembering the essentials for living the Christian life, just as its forerunners were. Original title: “The Wheel Was Once a Three-Legged Stool,” by Ray King from the January 1975 issue of NavLog. Christian Study

Navigators: The Wheel – Illustration with Bible Verses (PDF)

http://www.navresources.com/navresources/page6/files/TheWheel.pdf Just as any wheel in balance must have the *hub directly in the *center (established), any life in balance must be centered [established] on Christ. He is the power source for a dynamic Chrisian life just as the wheel is driven forward by the power of the hub. The direction of any wheel also comes from the hub and so every mature believer follows the Lordship of Christ. He sets the direction for their lives. … • The *rim [surrounding outer area – that holds everything together] on a wheel is where the rubber meets the road. This is living the daily life of following Christ by being *obedient to His commands. • The *spokes represent the basics of walking with Christ. Every believer must have these elements in their life in order to grow consistently and fruitfully. The **vertical spokes depict our relationship with God. The foundational spoke is the *Word (Holy Bible). In His Word God speaks to us and we get direction from Him. Through *Prayer we speak to God sharing with Him our needs, we praise His greatness and confess our sins. • The **horizontal spokes depict our relationships with people – *Fellowship (being served) is our relationship with believers [and also with non-believers]. We share the love of Christ with one another. *Witnessing (Serving) is our relationship with those who don’t know Christ [and also with those who do know Jesus]. We share the reality of Christ and His gospel by our words and our lifestyle. Christian Study

Warning: Amazon.com Recommends Henri Nouwen to Lighthouse Trails Readers – A Lighthouse Trails reader who had purchased a copy of Castles in the Sand from Amazon – The customer received the notice below from Amazon telling them that since they liked Castles in the Sand, they might also like Henri Nouwen’s book, Spiritual formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit – We want to issue this warning that Henri Nouwen was a proponent of contemplative mysticism, the kind that Castles in the Sand so clearly warns against – {**Note: I would at the least flip 2 and 3 of ‘The five classical stages’ – the illumination (light) of God (John 1:4-5) first causes within us the desires and ability to purge our sinful behavior from our own lives. It’s backward for us to attempt to purge [work out of ourselves] the darkness in the often vain and false (Matthew 12:43-45) hope that God’s light will then suddenly enter into us having used our own works [methods] that are actually counter to the Biblical principles of a personal, trusting, meaningful and intimate relationship with God in Jesus Christ. Biblically we are to have God’s light (Bible, Prayer, Fellowship, Service all surrounded (encompassed) by obedience to God – i.e. the Navigators.org ‘wheel’ illustration) enter into us first and then with the light of God in Jesus Christ in us, His life in us automatically removes the darkness from us and with it our doubts and the fears of this world.}

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=4604 Today, we received an email from a Lighthouse Trails reader who had purchased a copy of Castles in the Sand from Amazon. The customer received the notice below from Amazon telling them that since they liked Castles in the Sand, they might also like Henri Nouwen’s book, Spiritual formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit. We want to issue this warning that Henri Nouwen was a proponent of contemplative mysticism, the kind that Castles in the Sand so clearly warns against. At the end of Nouwen’s life, after years of following the mystical path, in the last book he wrote, he said these words: “Today I personally believe that while Jesus came to open the door to God’s house, all human beings can walk through that door, whether they know about Jesus or not. Today I see it as my call to help every person claim his or her own way to God.” -From Sabbatical Journey, page 51, 1998 Hardcover Edition. To understand Nouwen’s Buddhist/Eastern spiritual outlook, read Ray Yungen’s article, “Henri Nouwen and Buddhism.” You will then understand why we feel compelled to post this warning regarding Amazon’s recommendation to Lighthouse Trails readers. — Dear Amazon.com Customer, As someone who has purchased or rated Castles in the Sand by Carolyn A. Greene, you might like to know that Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit will be released on June 29, 2010. From Back Cover: Henri Nouwen, the world-renowned spiritual guide and counselor, understood the spiritual life as a journey of faith and transformation that is deepened by accountability, community, and relationships. Though he counseled many people during his lifetime, his principles of spiritual direction and formation were never written down. Two of Nouwen’s longtime students, Michael Christensen and Rebecca Laird, have taken his famous course in spiritual direction and supplemented it with his unpublished writings to create the definitive series on Nouwen’s thoughts on the Christian life. The first book in the series, Spiritual Direction, introduced readers to the core concepts of Nouwen’s approach to the spiritual life. Book two, Spiritual Formation, showcases Nouwen’s life-long effort to re-construct the five classical stages of spiritual development as movements in the journey of faith. The five classical stages are these: 1. Awakening (our desire) 2. Purgation (purifying our passions) 3. Illumination (of God) 4. Dark Night (of the Soul) 5. Unification (with God) Readings, stories, questions for personal reflection, and guided journal inquiry as articulated by Nouwen will provide readers with an experience in spiritual formation with the well-known author, priest, and guide. The third and final book in the series, Spiritual Discernment, is planned to release in 2012. – {**Note: I would at the least flip 2 and 3 of ‘The five classical stages’ – the illumination (light) of God (John 1:4-5) first causes within us the desires and ability to purge our sinful behavior from our own lives. It’s backward for us to attempt to purge [work out of ourselves] the darkness in the often vain and false (Matthew 12:43-45) hope that God’s light will then suddenly enter into us having used our own works [methods] that are actually counter to the Biblical principles of a personal, trusting, meaningful and intimate relationship with God in Jesus Christ. Biblically we are to have God’s light (Bible, Prayer, Fellowship, Service all surrounded (encompassed) by obedience to God – i.e. the Navigators.org ‘wheel’ illustration) enter into us first and then with the light of God in Jesus Christ in us, His life in us automatically removes the darkness from us and with it our doubts and the fears of this world.} Fraud Deceit Lies

Mormon Coffee blog: In his (YouTube) critique, FlackerMan disputes the frequently asserted LDS claim that [LDS founder] Joseph Smith knew he was going to die at Carthage [jail] – Comments: falcon on June 24th, 2010 – Man, the [LDS] Mormons are writing fast and furious today! Usually it only gets this hot when something about the faux priesthood is posted – Let’s not forget, Joseph Smith ended up in jail for ordering the destruction of a printing press – Spin away Mormons but it was this lawless deed that sent him to jail and eventually to his death – Yea, I know and [LDS President] Brigham Young wasn’t complicit in the Mountain Meadows Massacre [9-11-1857, in Utah the LDS ambush and murder of 120 American settlers on their way from Missouri to California] either – Smith wasn’t interested in buying the farm when he went to jail – He had every reason to want to live – **He [Joseph Smith] had power, money and sex **the three things that corrupt men and he was corrupt – We’re not talking about a flawed prophet here – We’re talking about [Joseph Smith] a religious charlatan who armed himself [with 1 of 2 pistols smuggled into his jail cell by a fellow Mormon] in order to shoot his way out of jail if necessary – I for one wished the guy had lived – The whole deal would have eventually crumbled around him – He would have been the author of his own destruction which I guess he was any way

http://blog.mrm.org/2010/06/imminent-martyrdom/ I have edited and listed many of FlackerMan’s questions here for your consideration. Joseph removed his temple garments before going to Carthage and told others to do the same {It’s likely that Joseph Smith had everyone removed their LDS ‘temple underwear garments’ prior to getting to Carthage because once in town and especially once in jail it could easily be discovered that Joseph Smith had stolen the Freemasonry concepts from the Freemasons and was using them in his own LDS rituals [temple rituals] including using the two main Freemason symbols [compass and square] markings on their own LDS underwear and certainly the local Freemasons would not approve of it.} (D. Michael Quinn, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, 146). Why would he do this if he were about to die a martyr’s death for his testimony? Joseph, Hyrum and others drank wine while singing songs in Carthage Jail (History of the Church, 7:101). Why would Joseph disobey the [LDS] Word of Wisdom, a direct [LDS] revelation from God, if he knew he was very soon to stand before that God for judgment and be required to give an account of his behavior? **Joseph sent an order to the [LDS-Mormon] Nauvoo Legion instructing an [LDS] attack on Carthage Jail to free the prisoners. When the mob approached, Joseph mistook them for his [Mormon Legion] liberators and told the frightened jailer, “Don’t trouble yourself, they have come to rescue me” (Quinn, 141). Why would Joseph have made plans for, and expected, his escape if he knew he was going to die? Joseph had and used a gun defensively during the attack (History of the Church, 7:101-103). Why would he bother to fend off his attackers if he was going “like a lamb to the slaughter” and knew he was about to die? When Joseph’s gun ran out of ammunition {jammed – approximately 3 of six shots were fired by Joseph Smith from one of two smuggled pistols – by most accounts hitting three people from the mob eventually killing two one who died from his wound in the arm and another after being seriously wounded in the face while less seriously wounding a third person in the shoulder – source: http://www.i4m.com/think/history/carthage-jail-smith.htm} he [Joseph Smith] ran to the [second story] window [in back of the jail] and, using the Masonic distress code [“O Lord My God! Is there no help for the widow’s son?”], called for help from fellow Masons who might have been in the mob (see E. Cecil McGavin, Mormonism and Masonry, 16-17). Why would he call for help if he knew his destiny was to die that day? Indeed, if Joseph knew his death was imminent, why did he not just give himself up for the safety of his friends who were with him? After the deaths of Joseph and Hyrum, the LDS Church was in crisis. No clear direction for succession in leadership had been set in place. This lack of direction resulted in many schisms and breakaway Mormon groups all claiming to be God’s only true church. If Joseph knew he was never to return from Carthage Jail, why didn’t he definitively name a successor before his death? Did Joseph Smith know he was going to Carthage to die? The circumstances and Joseph’s behavior surrounding his death make that seem highly unlikely. This is yet another faith-promoting Mormon myth employed to persuade people to pin their eternal hopes to what is ultimately a lie. … Comments: David on June 24th, 2010 – Sharon, Let me play a little Devil’s Advocate. I think it is fairly obvious that Joseph and company had a good idea that they might die if they went to jail. Is anyone disputing this? This was possibly a reason, or even the reason, why they were about to flee into the rocky mountains. Even if Joseph was interested in clearing his name at trial, he was not obliged to turn himself in as his safety was far from guaranteed as the historical record demonstrates. Granted, I think Joseph was engaged in at least one, and possibly multiple illegal activities (the destruction of the printing press {extensive bank-money fraud (Joseph Smith’s Kirtland Bank Failure – “An illegal bank created by Joseph Smith”)} being the foremost), but the state is supposed to better than mere criminals and on that day it was not. … Sharon on June 24th, 2010 – David, I’m on the road so this will be quick, but I’m gonna push back a little on this. I do not believe Joseph and Hyrum thought they were going to die at Carthage. I think there is plenty of evidence that suggests they thought they would either be liberated by the Nauvoo Legion, or, by Habeas Corpus which had worked so well for Joseph many times before. As for the WoW, true it was not yet a commandment, yet God did allegedly give specific directions regarding alcohol which Joseph disregarded in that situation. And last quick point, I think the context of the frontier is important to keep in mind, yet we need to be careful to not go too far. Yes, there was mob justice, but even so, history shows that the people *generally* wanted to solve things within the law (demonstrated, perhaps, by your surprise that the violence was not worse than it was). Fraud Deceit Lies Cults LDS Mormon

{Flashback} HOTM: Heart of the Matter a Live One Hour Call-in Show – 06/23/2009 Episode 171 Mountain Meadows Pt VII – at about 27 minutes into the show during the call-in portion Danny from Georgia calls in and among other things comments that “he is believing for the Lord to change millions of lives” [Danny is in a sense prophesying that millions of people are about to come out of the LDS organization and into true Christianity. Is the LDS about to come crashing down as a failed, bankrupt organization? I hope so and I certainly agree with Danny and Heart of the Matter on this one!] {Though the Basic Christian ministry is not a part of the ministry to the LDS movement it does join in prayer and in the hope that millions of people will be delivered from the LDS and into the glorious light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Note: Basic Christian is a Theology, Bible Study and Current Events ministry and sometimes the current events involve LDS issues. Above all the Basic Christian ministry is a Servant Ministry serving people by providing Links, Information and Resources to Christian material. – The Basic Christian ministry is not a Leadership ministry, not a Teaching ministry and not a Counseling ministry. The Basic Christian ministry does seek to use the Spiritual gifts of Discernment, Word of Knowledge and Word of Wisdom in its ministry capacity.} (Online Video – Mp4 and Mp3 Downloads)

http://hotm.tv/shows/20090623.htm About Heart of the Matter: Started in early 2006, Heart of the Matter is a TV show produced in the Mecca of Mormonism, Salt Lake City. It’s where Mormonism meets Biblical Christianity face to face! Shawn McCraney, the host of Heart of the Matter, provides great entertainment value and valuable knowledge of Mormonism and what it means to be a Born-Again Christian. Shawn is the author of “I Was a Born-Again Mormon” and the pastor of Calvary Campus. — Live One Hour Call-in Show – Airs Tuesdays 8pm MST – Rebroadcasts Tuesdays 11am MST – Salt Lake City Channel 20 KTMW – Boise, Idaho Channel 18 KCLP. Christian Study Christian Videos Christian Mp3’s FREE Cults LDS Mormon Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback} Basic Christian: Christianity and the Mormon (LDS) Cult are Very Different

http://www.basicchristian.org/christian_mormon.html Mormonism (LDS) practices and engages in the longtime deceitful and illegal marketing practice of “bait and switch” to offer – bait the customer with one product and then through excuses, deceit and manipulations to steer the customer into a different inferior product. In this case Mormons universally offer Jesus, the Bible and a “truer Christianity” and then in a dishonest way switching from the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Bible to the teachings of Joseph Smith and others. The Mormon Church is deliberately trying to avoid their true identity as a Mormon cult and is instead representing themselves as something they are not, which is true Christian followers of Jesus. Following are a few considerations as to why Mormonism is a cult and in no way resembles Christianity. – Basic Christian Christian Study Fraud Deceit Lies Cults LDS Mormon

Verse-by-Verse Commentary with Dr. Grant C. Richison exposes the mind of God to the mind of man by expounding individual books of God’s Word verse-by-verse (PDFs)

http://versebyversecommentary.com/books/ Verse-by-Verse Commentary with Dr. Grant C. Richison exposes the mind of God to the mind of man by expounding individual books of God’s Word verse-by-verse. Each study expounds a passage, forms a principle out of that passage, and shows how to apply that principle to your life. We recommend that you actively apply the principle to your life throughout each day to develop personal maturity. By applying principles of the Word daily, the believer will reach the status of edification construct (maturity). Verse-by-Verse Commentary is a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. … NEW EXPOSITION BOOK: We finished the exposition on Ruth (in the process editing). Matthew still in process of editing as well. Romans is our next book. Browse Studies by Book and Verse – 3000 studies and 6000 pages (PDFs) available free! Christian Study

David Payne Drama – [Apostle Paul] Prisoner of Passion – Payne delivers a powerful and inspiring presentation as Paul the Apostle reflecting on his life in Christ – Preview (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/user/DavidPayneDrama#p/a Who is David Payne? Born in London, England, David Payne discovered his calling as an actor portraying C. S. Lewis in the stage production of Shadowlands at Nashville’s prestigious Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Acclaimed for the power, sensitivity, and authenticity of his portrayal of C. S. Lewis in the shows Shadowlands, In Search of Joy, and Weep for Joy, Payne now tours the U.S. performing his Lewis-inspired repertoire, which also includes his characterization of “Professor Daemon” in Target Practice – a show that found its inspiration from Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters. More recently, he has starred as Aslan the Lion in U.S. tours of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe and The Magician’s Nephew. His latest stage production is Prisoner of Passion. Drawing from the Pauline epistles and using the text of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) translation, Payne delivers a powerful and inspiring presentation as Paul the apostle reflecting on his life in Christ. For more information, visit Payne’s Ministry, Rising Image. Visit DavidPayneDrama on YouTube. Christian Videos

Heartlight.org [Daily Devotions] Facebook App

http://apps.facebook.com/heartlight We’re excited to announce our new free Facebook application which lets you read, discuss, and share all of our daily devotionals and articles using your Facebook account. You can choose which of these resources are accesible to you in Facebook, including our daily graphics. You can find this free application here: http://apps.facebook.com/heartlight (email ben@heartlight.org if you have problems or questions). Please also take a moment to become a fan of heartlight and tell your friends and family about us: http://www.facebook.com/pages/HeartlightR/121754564503401 – We have also released our new mobile version of Heartlight.org, so you can easily access our resources on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and other mobile devices. Take a look here: http://www.heartlight.mobi Christian Study

Lighthouse Trails Interactive Forum – On June 22nd, 2010, Lighthouse Trails launched its first forum/message board

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=4636 On June 22nd, 2010, Lighthouse Trails launched its first forum/message board. A great place to leave comments, talk to others, and learn more about defending the faith and understanding the look of spiritual deception. You can get to the forum by clicking here. If you want to post discussion there, you will need to register. Christian Study Fraud Deceit Lies

mobile-computing-news: SSD drives going mainstream – Best Buy retails two Intel SSD Drives – The X25-M available in 80GB in stores and the X25-V available in a 40GB variation {Note: These are Intel 2nd Generation (G2) [34nm] SSDs the even better with larger storage Intel 3rd Generation (G3) [25nm] SSDs will be out later this year.}

http://www.mobile-computing-news.co.uk/buyers-guide/5270/ssd-drives-going-mainstream-best-buy-retails-two-intel-ssd-drives.html Over 800 Best Buy stores across the United States will begin carrying the award winning Intel X25-M, as well as the more ‘affordable’ Intel X25-V, with the X25-M available in 80GB in stores and the X25-V available in a 40GB variation. The reason these Intel SSD variations retailing in Best Buy is such a big deal is because this represents the very first time Best Buy has ever allocated shelf space to solid state drives by selling them in stores. This is an important step in the adoption of solid state drives, since a massive portion of computer components and hardware is still sold over the counter, and the mainstream presence Best Buy has may just be what this market segment needs to give it a boost. Technology

Engadget: Intel swings 25nm [G3 SSD] factory doors open for a tour de fab

http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/03/intel-swings-25nm-factory-doors-open-for-a-tour-de-fab/ Intel and Micron’s recent announcement that their collective superhero body, appropriately named IM Flash, is sampling 25nm flash chips has been accompanied with a whirlwind tour of their Utah production facilities for a few lucky journalists. PC Perspective bring us the atmospheric photo above, along with some videos, as they prance about one of the most hallowed (and cleanest) environments known to gadget lovers. Apart from the die shrink, the lads also discuss Intel’s reputed plans for a G3 SSD refresh some time “later this year” with snappier controllers onboard, which apparently was echoed by Micron who also intend to pump out faster processors with their SSD products. While you wait for all that to happen, hit the source link to find out how and where the stuff that gets put inside SSDs is made. Technology

Wikipedia: Microsoft Windows Live SkyDrive – Windows Live SkyDrive is part of Microsoft’s Windows Live range of online [cloud computing – cloud storage] services – Publicly-shared files do not require a Windows Live ID to access (.docx file downloads)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Live_SkyDrive Windows Live SkyDrive (initially Windows Live Folders) is part of Microsoft’s Windows Live range of online services. SkyDrive is a file storage and sharing service that allows users to upload files to the computing cloud, then access them from a web browser. It uses Windows Live ID to control access to the user’s files, allowing them to keep the files private, share with contacts, or make the files public. Publicly-shared files do not require a Windows Live ID to access. … RSS feeds: It is possible to subscribe to RSS feeds of the content of public folders. The feeds contain preview images of the added files – either a thumbnail of an image or an icon representing the file type – and links to the file download pages. … Download as .zip file: Entire directories can [also] be downloaded as a single .zip file with this feature. This feature is found in the “More” dropdown menu. Technology

Basic Christian – via Microsoft Skydrive Online Storage | Share Files with Shared Folders | Windows Live SkyDrive – File Downloads Available (File – .docx – MS Word 2010) {Note: Select the blue File Tab then the Download Option to download. – Also Note: All the files download by default in Protected Mode and start in Protected Mode when first opened but can be edited after opening by selecting edit mode.}

http://cid-4d902fa26862aee3.office.live.com/view.aspx/.Documents/Basic%20Christian/BasicChristian.docx Free 25 GB online storage means you can Store, access, and share your files online with friends or co-workers, from anywhere. … Each folder on SkyDrive has a unique Web address, so you can save the link as a favorite or copy-and-paste it into e-mail or other documents for direct access. – Basic Christian Christian Study Technology

Basic Christian – Windows Live SkyDrive – File Downloads Available (Folder – .docx – MS Word 2010) {Note: All the files download by default in Protected Mode and start in Protected Mode when first opened but can be edited after opening by selecting edit mode.}

http://cid-4d902fa26862aee3.office.live.com/browse.aspx/.Documents/Basic%20Christian Free 25 GB online storage means you can Store, access, and share your files online with friends or co-workers, from anywhere. … Each folder on SkyDrive has a unique Web address, so you can save the link as a favorite or copy-and-paste it into e-mail or other documents for direct access. – Basic Christian Christian Study Technology

*Update: Starting soon [now in effect] Basic Christian is uploading version 2010 .docx MS Word files and will [has] discontinued uploading the 2007 MS Word version

http://basicchristian.org/ Note: Currently Basic Christian files are uploaded to the internet in (MS Word format) .doc [MS Word 2003] and .docx [MS Word 2007 format]. With the current release of MS Word 2010 the .docx extension remains however the 2007 version and the 2010 version of MS Word are different and possibly incompatible. The .doc [MS Word 2003] version will continue to be uploaded and the new .docx [MS Word 2010] version will be uploaded replacing the .docx [MS Word 2007] version. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Holiness (Mp3)

http://www.christianfaithdownloads.com/mp3s/ A Christian music with message compilation. Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE

The Amber May Show – End Times Part 1 &2 (Mp3s)

http://theambermayshow.podbean.com/2010/06/08/the-amber-may-show-end-times-part-1/ This show looks at the End Times. Many people believe we are in the last days now and that God in all his glory will arrive on scene any day. May that is true but maybe it’s not. Check this program out. Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE

AnswersInGenesis.org: Counterfeit Reality with Bill Jack – Parts 1 & 2 (Online Video)

http://www.answersingenesis.org/media/video/ondemand Shot live before 300 teens and embellished with cutting-edge comic book style animation, Demolishing Strongholds features four highly engaging speakers: Ken Ham, Bill Jack, Charles Ware, and Carl Kerby. Each will prepare your students to stand firm on the authority of God’s Word, and each will equip and challenge them to activate their faith! Christian Videos Fraud Deceit Lies

SPIRITUALITY WITHOUT BOUNDARIES (A Reformed View Commentary on Individual Holiness) – We are saved [individual salvation] by grace, through faith [in Jesus Christ] (Ephesians 2:8) – We are [also] sanctified [our continuing individual holiness (Christian Maturity) in] the same way [by our faith in the completed and accomplished works of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 10:10)] – *The people who really do love God and want to please Him often feel that they do not [do enough,] give enough and likely do not love [Him] enough – [Rick Warren and] Whitney’s message [takes advantage of our natural guilt of not doing enough to please God but] is only abusive to those that believe him-much as the (ancient practice of the) sale of indulgences only abused those that believed indulgences were effective in sanctifying the dead [in a made-up pergatory] – Reformed Theology [in theory] exists to resist the processes [of self guilt] that led Luther to despair as he tried every practice the church had to offer for achieving [his own personal] holiness [until Luther found a personal trust and relationship with Jesus Christ] – {Note: I find Reformed Theology to be excessively human focused, man exalting and man centered i.e. John Calvin, [John MacArthur, R. C. Sproul and many others] and not as focused on the presence, workings, gifting, reality, equality, leading and empowerment all freely given of God [the Father, Son Jesus, Holy Spirit] that the Bible directs us to be.}

http://apprising.org/2010/06/18/donald-whitney-and-spiritual-disciplines-spirituality-without-boundaries/ Before I begin my critique, I want to place before you the areas where Whitney and I agree. Whitney has the gospel right and explains it (Whitney: 28). He is correct that it is the Holy Spirit who imparts a desire for holiness and does so for all Christians. He is correct that the purpose of sanctification is to conform us to the image of Christ. Some of the practices he endorses are valid means of grace (such as the Word of God and prayer). He cites in valid ways many orthodox teachers from church history. He understands that evangelism includes the call to repent and believe and that sharing the gospel constitutes “success” even if people refuse to listen (Whitney: 103). I appreciated his emphasis on the need to study the Bible in a scholarly way in his chapter about learning. And his thesis that we ought to make holiness a priority and take action to that end is a valid implication of his theme verse: “Discipline yourself for the purpose of “godliness” (1 Timothy 4:7). But I disagree with the manner in which Whitney uses Paul’s athletic metaphor in his applications. Paul implies neither asceticism nor sanctification by human effort. Had Whitney’s book been written when I was in Bible College, it would have proven toxic to me. I would have eaten up his ideas and embarked on a plan to put into practice everything he teaches. In fact, taken as a whole, the errors I pursued as a young Christian would be the most practical way to implement Whitney’s approach to holiness: join a Christian commune or a monastery. I am very concerned that Whitney will harm young Christians who wish to be the best Christians they can be, just as I was. Because it contains the true gospel and begins with a respect for the scriptures, I believe Whitney’s book to be even more seductive than were the teachers I was reading-like Watchman Nee. *Ordinary life [reality] does not lend itself to the [staged] high level practice of asceticism, pietism, and mysticism [emotions and feelings]. The problems with Whitney’s book are these: serious category errors, a lack of boundaries, failure to understand the means of grace, pragmatism, the endorsement of false teachers such as Richard Foster and Dallas Willard without caveat, and his own toned-down version of mysticism. I shall proceed to show what I mean by interacting with his ideas. … So Whitney is out of bounds to tell us we must do certain things that are not in the Bible if we want to achieve godliness on no other grounds than he said so. He provides arguments in order to justify some of his other practices, but shabby and weak arguments are not valid and should not be heeded. For example, when he teaches us to practice journaling he says this: “Though journaling is not commanded in Scripture, it is modeled” … The writing of the Psalms and Lamentations was not done because God had made a general promise that if people of faith were to write a journal about their own feelings, experiences, and issues, that God would thereby sanctify them. David and Jeremiah were Holy Spirit-inspired Biblical authors, not people who “modeled” the practice of journaling so that others would do the same. The writers of Psalms and Lamentations wrote scripture that is binding and true. Despite Whitney’s claims, our own journaling is a product of our imaginations-and not of scripture. Scripture is a valid means of sanctification and our own imaginative writings are not. … We see the same problem in Whitney’s claim that stewardship is a spiritual discipline. Yes, we are required to be stewards of all we have, including time and money, which Whitney discusses. True Christians are those who have died with Christ to the world and all its claims on us. But do we make ourselves stewards by spending more time in spiritual activities and giving away as much of our money as possible? Or do we put ourselves under God’s means of grace, by faith, and as we study and believe the Bible, become stewards by God’s grace? I consider Whitney’s teaching on giving to be abusive. Paul refers to giving as a “gracious work” in 2 Corinthians 8 and 9. That means that when God performs a work of grace, people become generous and eager to give. But Paul specifically says that giving is voluntary. Whitney says, “The proportion of your income that you give back to God is one distinct indication of how much you trust Him to provide for your needs. … Donald Whitney is not teaching people to give everything away and move into a commune. He is, however, teaching Christians to think like those who give everything away and move into some equivalent of a monastery. As I read his book I thought about what happened to me when I thought that way. We have no way of being sure of how much we love and trust God. Only God knows. … We are presumptuous when we create our own trials by asceticism supposedly to prove to ourselves that we trust Him. We should give and serve by His grace and not think that how much we give is a true indication that we trust God to provide for us. A person can give everything away and yet not trust God on His terms at all. … When I met with Rick Warren at the end of his 2008 Summit for his PEACE plan, Chris Rosebrough was there as well. He had sat through every session for several days and told Warren that what he heard day after day was “do more, sacrifice more, give more, etc.,” but that he did not hear about the forgiveness of sins. Chris told Warren that he admits that he fails, doesn’t serve enough, lacks self-discipline in some ways, and certainly has guilt. But, he said, Warren’s program apparently offers nothing in the way of the cleansing of sin and hope for those who know they fall short. When I followed up and specifically asked Warren if he believed in the means of grace, he answered “Of course I do.” If Whitney were asked, he likely would give the same answer. Chris had raised an important, pastoral consideration. The truly converted are constantly aware of their sinfulness. Ironically, the more sanctified a Christian becomes, the more he is aware of his sinfulness, and the more it troubles him. What would happen if the troubled Christian, perhaps having the “wretched man” thoughts that Paul expressed, picked up Whitney’s book on spiritual disciplines looking for hope and believed what he read there? I see only two reasonable outcomes: hopelessness or self-righteousness. If he is totally honest, the outcome must be hopeless. Pastorally we must offer hope, not an illegitimate method. The hope is found [only] through the [eternal life] blood of Christ. The means of grace include the Lord’s Supper because that reminds us of the reason for our hope. — There are many similarities between Whitney’s book and many portions of The Purpose Driven Life. Unless you start with a theology of innate human ability, neither book makes much sense. Whitney makes the analogy of a boy who wants to play a guitar. *The boy is given a vision by an angel [vs. the reality of God the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:10-13)] of an accomplished guitar player. The guitar playing dazzles the boy with amazement at its quality. Then the angel tells him that the person playing is him in a few years, but he must practice (Whitney: 15, 16). The idea is that if you have vision of what you will become, you will be motivated to put in all the effort. The analogy itself smacks of works righteousness. Whitney claims that Romans 8:29 supports his analogy. This is patently false because in context, **being conformed to the image of Christ is a certainty because of what God [Father, Son Jesus, Holy Spirit] does in every believer and not contingent on various levels of effort between believers. Furthermore, world-class guitar players begin with innate abilities that must be developed, and I agree that if that person works hard and has great teaching and is given opportunities he will do well. ***But we begin with no innate ability to be holy. ***Even as believers holiness does not come from innate ability plus practice, but from God’s work [Father, Son Jesus, Holy Spirit] of grace. The analogy inculcates an attitude of works righteousness even if Whitney (like Rick Warren) denies believing such. Fraud Deceit Lies

Bible verse: Matthew 13:43 Then shall the Righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of [God] their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. {The complete Bible is available at ChristianFaithDownloads.com}

http://www.ChristianFaithDownloads.com/ Isaiah 10:27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his [the oppressor – ultimately Satan] burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing [personal relationship with God in Jesus Christ]. – Isaiah 58:6-14 Is not this the fast that I [God] have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy [prayers] house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own [shortcomings] flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy Righteousness shall go before thee; the Glory of the LORD [Jesus Christ] shall be thy rereward. Then shalt thou call [in prayer], and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and He shall say, Here I Am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke [coercion of others], the putting forth of the finger [manipulation of others], and speaking vanity [false and empty talk]; And if thou draw out thy soul [in compassion] to the hungry, and satisfy [attend to] the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. If thou turn away thy foot [self ways] from [during] the Sabbath [rest and trust in God], from doing thy pleasure on My Holy Day [every day for the Christian]; and call the Sabbath [trust and rest in God] a delight, the Holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour Him [Jesus Christ], not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob {Jacob (stumbler) was renamed (Genesis 32:28) by God to Israel (submitted to God) – God knows that we are ALL stumblers just like Jacob but those who look to God and have a personal relationship with God [and even strive with God] as Jacob did we will be accepted by God and renamed by God (Revelation 2:17)} thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. – Matthew 13:43 Then shall the Righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of [God] their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. — Holy Bible * Bible Verses – Basic Christian Christian Study

VFTB: Sarah Leslie – Discernment Nazis! (Mp3)

http://vftb.net/?p=3772 CHRISTIANS WHO oppose dominion theology, the heretical idea that Christ isn’t coming back until we take over the Earth (starting with America, of course), are no better than Nazi collaborators or Communist sympathizers. That’s according to Janet Porter, who made those claims last week in her column at WorldNetDaily and an interview on KFAX radio in San Francisco. Sarah Leslie of Discernment Ministries was the target of Porter’s hit piece, which is odd considering that Sarah, far from being a closet Christian, is the former head of Iowa Right to Life and a pioneer of the homeschooling movement. We discussed where dominion theology deviates from scripture, why it’s dangerous, and how Christians should engage and try to change the culture. Recommended listening: Sarah’s interview with Ingrid Schlueter on the Crosstalk radio program. Christian Mp3’s FREE Christian Study

Crosstalk: Ingrid Schlueter with Sarah Leslie – The Gospel is More Important than America (Mp3)

http://www.crosstalkamerica.com/shows/2010/06/the_gospel_is_more_important_t.php Sarah Leslie is an author and researcher, a member of the board of directors of Discernment Ministries and also a member of the Discernment Research Group. On May 3, Crosstalk aired a program dealing with the May Day event held at the Lincoln Memorial. Ingrid and Sarah brought to listener attention a movement known as the New Apostolic Reformation. The program exposed teachers such as Dutch Sheets, Chuck Pierce, and false “prophetesses” Cindy Jacobs and Stacey Campbell whose teachings revolve around the New Apostolic Reformation. It’s a movement centered around a theology of dominionism that asks for a renewal of America based upon the idea that Christ’s work on the cross wasn’t finished. Janet Porter of Faith 2 Action was a key organizer of this event. Recently she wrote a piece called, “Christians” for the Separation of Church and State?” where she criticized Discernment Ministries and their herescope blogsite; falsely criticizing them for being “highly critical of any Christian group that engages in any type of political or cultural activity.” Sarah explains that Porter not only brought in mainstream Christian leaders, but also some of the deceptive leaders from the New Apostolic Reformation, giving them the mainstream recognition they’ve been seeking. Christian Mp3’s FREE Christian Study

***Highly Recommended – Bible versions Controversy EXPLAINED – find out the MAJOR differences (Mp3)

http://www.christianfaithdownloads.com/mp3s/ Can you trust the new versions? before you say yes, you need to hear this message. learn where they came from, who is behind them, and HEAR ACTUAL AUDIO FROM CHUCK SWENDOL, DR. D.A.WAITE AND OTHERS… Learn what you need to know before you use that new [deceptive] bible version. Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE

Verse by Verse with Mike and Chris – Chris and Mike begin a new study in the book of Galatians (Mp3)

http://versebyversebibleteaching.com Verse by Verse Bible Teaching Podcast and Links. Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE

The Berean Chronicles – Podcast Archive (Mp3’s)

http://thebereanchronicles.podomatic.com/ Our mission here at The Berean Chronicles is to expose the Apostate Church, to equip the Saints with Truth, Knowledge, and Wisdom to be the Salt and Light Christ Jesus has called us to be. With the TRUTH given out on this talk show, we pray it will lead all who listen who do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to the Saving knowledge. Christian Mp3’s FREE Christian Study

EPISODE 51 – Sword of the Spirit: Update from CJ (Mp3)

http://revelationsradionetwork.com/podcasts/sword-of-the-spirit.html This is a show that I did to let everyone know what’s been going on with me and why I haven’t done a show in a while. Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE

PREEMPTION BROADCAST with Russ Dizdar – REVELATION THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE (Mp3s)

http://preemptionbroadcast.podomatic.com/ FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE…THE RED HORSE….CHAOS and human slaughter. Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE

DR. JOHN PIPER AND UNANSWERED QUESTIONS – Apprising Ministries now brings you a follow up to Questions Concerning Dr. John Piper where I told you that when Dr. Piper made the ill-advised decision to invite Leadership Network’s propped-up Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren to DG 2010 [Desiring God National Conference, October 1-3 in Minneapolis] as a keynote speaker it set off a rippling effect where people, and not merely discernment ministries, have started to look a little closer at his theology, educational background, and associations; e.g. his charismatic bent, Fuller Theological Seminary, and the late Ralph Winter – Unfortunately it got even worse when Dr. Piper decided to defend his decision: At root I think [Rick Warren] is theological and doctrinal and sound – There’s also no doubt that Warren himself promotes CSM, e.g. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, And Spiritual Disciplines, which now seems to shed some light on the DG 2010 invitation – This opposition to the Bible is SOP [Standard Operating Procedure] for mystics as I explained in Tony Campolo: “Christian Mysticism (Emotions and Feelings)” Trumps (goes one better than) The Bible [and presumably (Matthew 24:24, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4) the coming false signs, wonders and miracles will then trump the individual mysticism]

http://apprising.org/2010/06/17/dr-john-piper-and-unanswered-questions/ As I’ve asked before, just how apostate do you have to be in order for apostates to consider you apostate? But here’s an important point building upon what Fisher just told us concerning the rebirth of interest in mysticism during the 1960’s and 70’s; in Root Of This New Downgrade I told you that those of us who’ve studied mysticism and liberal theology know that this rebirth of mysticism-precisely the same neo-Gnosticism taught in Foster-Willardism-would spread into the ecumenical movement of mainline denominations, and then into evangelicalism with the charismatic revival as it then traveled through the Jesus People/Movement circa early 1970’s, and also into what became the Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission, which launched the man-centered Church Growth Movement. Which brings us back around to unanswered questions concerning Dr. John Piper and books by false prophet C. Peter Wagner, as well as books by the main purveyors of spurious CSM Richard Foster and Dallas Willard in the library Online catalog of Bethlehem Baptist Church (BBC) where Dr. John Piper is listed as “Vocational Elder; Pastor for Preaching & Vision; Chancellor, Bethlehem College and Seminary.” In the video below Dr. Piper is asked what he thinks about corrupt Contemplative/Centering Prayer (CCP); CCP is the crowing jewel of spurious CSM and a type of meditation in an altered state of consciousness, which itself is a form of neo-Gnosticism that flowered in the antibiblical monastic traditions of apostate Roman Catholicism. Considering what Dr. Piper has to say about CCP, although for me he seemed a bit evasive, the following books in the BBC library Online catalog would seem to sow some confusion as to what Dr. Piper’s position actually is. Remember my question concerning apostates considering apostates apostate; well, here’s Madame Guyon’s ode to CCP, Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ: … This opposition to the Bible is SOP for mystics as I explained in Tony Campolo: “Christian Mysticism” Trumps The Bible; and the leading online apologetics and discernment ministry Lighthouse Trails Research (LTR) points out that Manning “says that Dr. Beatrice Bruteau is a ‘trustworthy guide to contemplative consciousness.'” … Unfortunately, when Dr. Piper made his error of inviting Rick Warren to DG 2010, it has raised more unanswered questions, could Dr. Piper possibly have been more influenced by C. Peter Wagner, of the New Apostolic Reformation and formerly Fuller Theological Seminary, than we may have known? Perhaps all the more likely when we consider that both Dr. John Piper and C. Peter Wagner were both quite taken with the late “mission engineer” Ralph Winter; as was Rick Warren. There’s also no doubt that Warren himself promotes CSM, e.g. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, And Spiritual Disciplines, which now seems to shed some light on the DG 2010 invitation. As I said before, it’s beginning to look like Dr. Piper has a lot more in common with Rick Warren already than we even knew. Again I point you to what Dr. Piper said in his defense of the Warren invitation, “I just think he could put me to shame with his aggressively, in-your-life, transformative discipling of his church.” From my ongoing research into all of this, I’ll tell you that our key to seeing a deeper connection with all of these men, and maybe even a motive as to why Dr. Piper made his invitation to invite Rick Warren into the Reformed camp, just might lie in the little phrase “transformative discipling of his church.” Fraud Deceit Lies

*UPDATE* [May 10, 2010] LIBERTY UNIVERSITY [LU] FORMS INQUIRY COMMITTEE ABOUT ERGUN CANER – “In light of the fact that several newspapers [alerted by two bloggers one Christian blogger (Dr. James White – Phoenix, AZ) and one Muslim blogger (Mohammad Khan – London, England)] have raised questions, we felt it necessary to initiate a formal inquiry” Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. said – an official inquiry with a goal of issuing its conclusions by the end of June [30, 2010]

http://apprising.org/2010/05/10/liberty-forms-inquiry-committee-about-ergun-caner/ This is a short follow up to Has Muslim Convert Dr. Ergun Caner Been Exposed As A Jihadi Fraud? here at Apprising Ministries. It’s beginning to appear that we may actually find the answer to that question after all. *Update* Now here’s the very latest from News & Events on Committee formed to investigate Caner statements at Liberty University itself: Liberty University’s Provost Dr. Ron Godwin is forming a committee to investigate a series of accusations against Ergun Caner, president of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. The allegations have questioned public statements Caner has made regarding the details of his personal life story. Godwin is forming a committee to conduct an official inquiry with a goal of issuing its conclusions by the end of June. Following inquiries from several members of the mainstream media, Liberty decided to initiate its own investigation. “In light of the fact that several newspapers have raised questions, we felt it necessary to initiate a formal inquiry,” Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. said. Fraud Deceit Lies

Pastor Bryant Wright elected SBC president – Wright wins runoff for SBC president {Congratulations to SBC President Pastor Bryant Wright (Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, GA) [second term – first term in 2005] and Congratulations to Executive Committee President Frank Page. The SBC will have good leadership in Pastor Bryant Wright and the SBC Executive Committee will have good oversight in Frank Page.}

http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=33149 ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–Southern Baptist Convention messengers Tuesday afternoon elected Atlanta-area pastor Bryant Wright as their next president. Bryant Wright, senior pastor of the 7,600 member Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga., won the run-off election for president of the Southern Baptist Convention with 55 percent of the vote. More than 7,660 messengers voted during the June 15 election at the 153rd annual meeting of the SBC at the Orange Country Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Fraud Deceit Lies

[SBC] Amended GCR report passes easily – [significant amendment] ‘We affirm that designated giving to special causes is to be given *as a supplement to the Cooperative Program (CP) and *not as a substitute for Cooperative Program giving’

http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=33150 ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–Southern Baptist Convention messengers overwhelmingly adopted the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force report Monday afternoon after it was amended twice to strengthen the language regarding the Cooperative Program. — By an estimated 3-to-1 margin, the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force report was adopted June 15 by messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. After the historic vote, task force chairman Ronnie Floyd recalled the statement issued by northern and southern Baptists after the 1845 founding of the Southern Baptist Convention and told the assembly: “Following the pattern of our leaders of old, we also would say to the watching world that the differences between those who support the Great Commission Resurgence report and recommendations and those who do not should not be exaggerated. “We are still brothers and sisters in Christ. We differ on no article of faith. We are guided by our shared commitment to the Gospel itself and to the articles of faith identified in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. The Southern Baptist Convention is a convention of churches that is committed to a missional vision of presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world and to make disciples of all the nations. We are a Great Commission people.” The seven recommendations of the report were adopted on a show of ballots after about an hour and a half of debate, with one significant amendment. … “Not to divide the body of Southern Baptists but to find some common ground on which we can stand for the sake of God’s Kingdom, I would like to add this sentence that would state that ‘We affirm that designated giving to special causes is to be given as a supplement to the Cooperative Program and not as a substitute for Cooperative Program giving.’ “I would agree with this,” Waters said, “and hope this could provide a pathway forward to finding us as people who love missions and evangelism, for the sake of Jesus Christ.” Messengers adopted the proposed amendment with a show of ballots. Fraud Deceit Lies

Open Letter to Southern Baptists about the GCRTF Recommendations by Dr. Morris H. Chapman June 4, 2010 – The solution to our Convention’s greatest need lies in multiple pockets [agendas] of personal repentance, evangelistic recommitment at the personal and local church level, and willing obedience to the commands of Christ – Real revival will not issue from a mere rewording of our mission statement

http://baptist2baptist.net/gcr/articles/MHC-06-04b-10.asp An open letter to Southern Baptists has been released by Morris H. Chapman, president of the SBC Executive Committee, regarding issues to be decided at the convention’s June 15-16 annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. The full text of Chapman’s letter follows assessing the recommendations of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force: … I am concerned that if the Convention approves the task force recommendations, it will be embarking upon a harmful course. I, like the task force, believe that the Convention can and should do better. But unlike the task force, I do not believe the answer lies in the recommendations it proposes. The solution to our Convention’s greatest need lies in multiple pockets of personal repentance, evangelistic recommitment at the personal and local church level, and willing obedience to the commands of Christ. Real revival will not issue from a mere rewording of our mission statement. Our core values, already recorded in Scripture, are God-breathed and sufficient. Our giving methods have proven their worth by providing for the largest mission forces (overseas and domestic) in history and the most expansive seminary system in the world. In fact, in the past our churches have produced twice the baptisms on half the revenue contributed to the SBC, so merely reallocating a few resources at the SBC level will not solve our underlying problems. We must concentrate on the only real solution. That solution is not structural, procedural, financial, or methodological. It is spiritual. And if we approve the task force report, we will be saying, as a Convention, that we believe our future performance lies in some realm other than the spiritual. … It can be confusing when strongly expressed positions exist among people who love the Lord Jesus Christ with their whole hearts. But while I fully agree with the preamble of the task force’s preliminary report, I cannot affirm their recommendations. I am firmly convinced that none of the recommendations will move us forward for the kind of spiritual renewal that must take place if we are to see an abundant harvest take place in our local churches. At most, they will merely make us feel as if we have done something, when we haven’t. … As I leave my post, my continued prayer until I go to see Jesus will be that God will blanket Southern Baptists with a spirit-empowered spiritual awakening that shall spread from coast to coast and beyond. If spiritual awakening of this magnitude were to come before I die, I will spend the rest of my years on earth praising God for answering the prayers of His people. Please read “A Better Way Ahead.” Consider its contents and determine for yourself whether any or all of them seem better alternatives to those promoted by the task force. And if they do, as the Lord leads, feel free to offer one or more of them as substitute recommendations at the appropriate time. ~ Your brother in Christ, Morris H. Chapman Fraud Deceit Lies

Floyd: [SBC] GCRTF has changed wording of component three heading – “Encouraging Cooperative Program and Other Great Commission Giving” rather than its previous heading, “Celebrating and Empowering Great Commission Giving”

http://www.gofbw.com/news.asp?ID=11853 ORLANDO (FBW) – On the eve of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force’s report to the Southern Baptist Convention, Chairman Ronnie Floyd announced to state Baptist newspaper editors a change in the heading of component three to reflect the committee’s support of the Cooperative Program. Floyd told the Association of State Baptist Papers June 14 that component three will now carry the heading, “Encouraging Cooperative Program and Other Great Commission Giving,” rather than its previous heading, “Celebrating and Empowering Great Commission Giving.” … Commenting on opposition to the report, Floyd said that some confusion resulted from unclear communication by the task force while other confusion occurred because people misunderstood the committee’s intentions. Yet meetings with state convention leaders helped the task force communicate its vision more clearly and end some of the strife, according to Floyd. He acknowledged that opposition from the Executive Committee proved challenging but said all the discussion and dissent ultimately contributed to refining the report. “This is not a perfect report,” he said. “Nobody has ever stood up and said it’s a perfect report. We’re going to find out tomorrow how imperfect it is in some ways, and that’s OK. We’ve been willing to change along the way. We have never dug our feet in the ground and said, ‘No.’ We have tried our very best to be willing. And if the Lord so chooses to do something to change it tomorrow to be better, then so be it.” Floyd said the presentation of the report will last approximately 30 minutes with the remainder of the task force’s hour and forty-five minute time slot allotted for discussion. Fraud Deceit Lies

[SBC] Real change requires a ‘different spirit’ – Later during the meeting this week, [outgoing SBC President] Hunt will present findings from the Great Commission Resurgence (GCR) Task force to messengers [delegates] and will encourage them to adopt the recommendations, which call for more resources [leaving traditional churches and] targeting [pseudo] evangelism around the nation and around the world {Note: There seems to be no shortage of a ‘different spirit’ at the 2010 SBC – There is a spirit of deceptive closed door committee elections along with a spirit of manipulation, coercion, public peer pressure and vague misrepresentations bordering on outright deception.}

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Church/Default.aspx?id=1051210 The [outgoing] president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) exhorted delegates [at] the denomination’s annual business meeting to step out in faith and not allow unbelief or manmade obstacles to squelch God-sized dreams. Dr. Johnny Hunt delivered the annual president’s address Tuesday morning to thousands of SBC “messengers” (delegates) gathered in Orlando. He preached from the Old Testament book of Numbers and used the characters Caleb and Joshua as examples of two people who stood against popular opinion and encouraged Israel to take the Promised Land. “Isn’t that amazing?” asked Hunt. “God placed in this leader a different spirit. I’m telling you, in the name of Jesus, if things are going to change, it can’t be the same. Somebody’s got to have a different spirit; somebody’s got to say we can go, we can take, we can overcome.” Later during the meeting this week, Hunt will present findings from the Great Commission Resurgence Task force to messengers and will encourage them to adopt the recommendations, which call for more resources targeting evangelism around the nation and around the world. Fraud Deceit Lies

[SBC] Executive Committee elects Frank Page president [president/CEO – SBC Executive Committee] in closed session – Outside the meeting, rumors spread that some Executive Committee members objected to the process used to select Chapman’s replacement and questioned Page’s involvement as a member of the SBC’s {Ponzi Scheme like in apperance} Great Commission Resurgence (GCR) Task Force

http://www.abpnews.com/content/view/5236/53/ ORLANDO, Fla. (ABP) – The Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention voted in a closed session June 14 to elect former SBC president Frank Page as the organization’s next president and CEO, replacing Morris Chapman, who retires Sept. 30 after 18 years. Page, 57, becomes president/CEO-elect July 1 and takes office Oct. 1. He currently serves as vice president of evangelization for the SBC North American Mission Board, a post he took in October 2009 after serving as a local-church pastor for more than 30 years. Randall James, chairman of the Executive Committee, requested deliberation about Page’s election be discussed in executive session as a “personnel matter.” He said that several members of the committee expressed a desire to close the session. One member, Stephen Wilson of Kentucky, objected that the Executive Committee should conduct its business in the open, but a large majority supported the recommendation to ask observers of the meeting, including media, to leave. Executive Committee members questioned Page, who as SBC president in 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 was an ex-officio member of the committee, in private for more than an hour before dismissing him for prayer and the vote. Outside the meeting, rumors spread that some Executive Committee members objected to the process used to select Chapman’s replacement and questioned Page’s involvement as a member of the SBC’s Great Commission Resurgence (GCR) Task Force. The blue-ribbon panel is bringing recommendations to the SBC’s annual meeting that include reducing the Executive Committee’s budget by nearly a third. Page told reporters outside the meeting room that various members of the Executive Committee saw his involvement on the task force as both a positive and a negative. “Some said I wasn’t supportive enough of the GCR,” he said. “Others said ‘I can’t believe you support any of it.'” Page also said he believes both his brief tenure at NAMB [North American Mission Board], after eight years as pastor of First Baptist Church in Taylors, S.C., and appointment to the Great Commission Task Force were providential. “I think God gave me that time to see the inside of a denomination better than I would have as a pastor,” he said. “I think he let me go to NAMB to see some of the inside. I like some of it. Some of it I don’t, as I’ve looked on the inside of the denomination. “Secondly, I think being part of the GCR at the same time helped me to provide a perspective to say NAMB has a unique missiological need. I think that was an encouragement to some on the committee to see that NAMB does have a place separately than the International Mission Board.” Page said he believes the biggest reason God brought him to NAMB was to draw attention to a 10-year effort nicknamed GPS, short for “God’s Plan for Sharing” the gospel message. Fraud Deceit Lies

The [SBC] Great Commission Resurgence Debate – Celebrating and Empowering Great Commission Giving (GCR) – The Task Force also encourages Southern Baptists to celebrate the total dollar amount given to Southern Baptist causes (such as the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missionaries and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missionaries). Churches will report “Great Commission Giving” by recording their gifts through the Cooperative Program as well as their gifts to other Southern Baptist causes – Those who oppose this recommendation believe that the sum total of “Great Commission Giving” will dilute the value of the Cooperative Program (CP) – churches will have less reason to support the (CP) program, leading to the dismantling of the current structure and the rise of special interests {Note: even if this kind of exploitive and coercive giving [and the accompanying bait and switch fundraising tactics] wasn’t unbiblical it would still be sickening by normal societal standards that prohibit exploiting vulnerable (uninformed) and underprivileged people.}

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/juneweb-only/34-21.0.html It’s easy to be confused about the recommendations of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Great Commission Task Force (GCR). Through state papers, blogs, and websites, the conversation about the future of the SBC has been moving at a furious pace. Hype can eventually obscure reality, leading to misunderstandings and miscommunication on the part of both camps. GCR supporters have sometimes spoken as if this resolution will be the spark of a worldwide revival that will send renewal through the SBC. GCR detractors have sometimes spoken as if these resolutions would end the SBC as we know it and destroy all our cooperative efforts. Today, the Convention will consider the Task Force’s recommendations. If the pastor’s conference has been any indication, it appears that there is widespread support for these recommendations. Final attendance numbers are not in yet, but to anyone who has been to the Convention’s annual meetings in recent years, it is clear that the crowd is much bigger, much younger, and much more diverse. Most of the speakers at the pastor’s conference on Sunday and Monday called pastors and messengers to center their churches upon the gospel and the Great Commission. Several young pastors, such as Matt Chandler (pastor of The Village in Dallas, Texas) and David Platt (pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama), addressed Convention attendees. Today, Southern Baptists will vote on the recommendations of the Great Commission Task Force. Here is a summary of the report and the subsequent debate: … 3. Celebrating and Empowering Great Commission Giving Summary: The Task Force affirms the Cooperative Program (the churches’ undesignated gifts for supporting the various ministries and entities of the state and national conventions) as the central means of mobilizing our churches and extending our reach. The Task Force also encourages Southern Baptists to celebrate the total dollar amount given to Southern Baptist causes (such as the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missionaries and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missionaries). Churches will report “Great Commission Giving” by recording their gifts through the Cooperative Program as well as their gifts to other Southern Baptist causes. Debate: • Those who oppose this recommendation believe that the sum total of “Great Commission Giving” will dilute the value of the Cooperative Program by elevating designated gifts for specific ministries. The result will be a return to societal giving, in which various entities will be forced to go from church to church, asking for funds. By celebrating designated giving, churches will have less reason to support the program, leading to the dismantling of the current structure and the rise of special interests. • Those who support this recommendation believe that the program is already weakened and needs to be strengthened, not by chastising churches for giving designated gifts, but by celebrating all Great Commission giving. Once churches become convinced [deceived enough] that the ministries funded by the program are worth their Great Commission dollars, they will rise to the occasion and increase giving in all areas. … Summary: The (GTRF) Task Force recommends that the responsibility of promoting the Cooperative Program (CP) among local churches be transferred from the executive committee to the state conventions. The Executive Committee would work with the state conventions in developing a strategy for encouraging churches to increase participation and giving to the program. Fraud Deceit Lies

Christian Living – Can I take communion at home like the disciples did? YES! – Communion brings you closer to the Lord as it is to be a proclamation of what Jesus did for you – your mind and heart become saturated with the truth of who Jesus is and all that His blood purchased for you – We pay tribute and honor to Jesus when we remember Him via administering communion to [ourselves and or] one another

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Christianity-Christian-Living-1401/communion-home-disciples.htm “Can I take communion at home like the disciples did?” YES! I will give you the scriptures that support my answer. I am familiar with the practices that surround the modern day observance of the Lord’s Supper…taking communion during special times of the year, taking communion to signify the beginning of certain seasons & celebrations…and the administering of communion just before one passes from this world. I’d like to start by telling you a few inportant things concerning communion..the Lord’s Supper..the meal that heals. Communion brings healing to your body..wholeness to your life. Communion brings you closer to the Lord as it is to be a proclamation of what Jesus did for you..your mind and heart become saturated with the truth of who Jesus is and all that His blood purchased for you. We pay tribute and honor to Jesus when we remember Him via administering communion to [ourselves and or] one another..our family, our friends, our brothers and sisters in the Lord. Quite often I have wondered (other Christian’s have as well) why the modern Church doesn’t seem to have all that which the early Church had..the power of God on their lives, the stick-to-it-ness or longevity when it comes to serving the Lord. I mean, we pray, we fast, we worship, we read the Bible..and yet, something seems to be missing. The answer? Daily communion [or weekly, or occasional comunion]. The New Testament believers (who were the Body of Christ..as we are today) met in one anothers home daily and did what Paul (in 1 Cor. 11:26) instructed them to do: “For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until He comes again. While it is common practice to take communion in a church (like you mentioned having done) we know that the Church is really the Body of Christ Jesus…the New Testament believers gathered daily..ate together daily..observed the Lord’s Supper daily. Keeping Jesus (and everything Jesus did) in the forefront of their lives made them strong as a family..communion, prayer, worship & the teaching of Jesus’ words became the glue that held the early Church together…and it is no different for us today. Christian Study

Communion Bread Recipe

http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/2/Communion_Bread16829.shtml Communion Bread Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup Water (cold), 1/2 teaspoon Salt, 6 tablespoons Olive Oil, 2 cups Whole Wheat Bread Flour [unleavened – no yeast]. — Directions: Blend first three ingredients (water, salt, oil) in blender or beat vigorously in a bowl until white. Pour into flour and mix. Turn out onto floured board and knead for 5 minutes. Roll out to 1/4-inch thick {or thinner}, mark {a cross and or squares} lightly with a pizza cutter {or a knife}, cutting most squares almost through, but leaving some to be broken {off later – if necessary for Church} by {Church} Elders {also make pierce marks or holes with a fork}. — Bake at 275:F degrees until nicely browned; (about 45 minutes to 1 hour). Note: Leftovers are traditionally burned or buried [it’s not necessary and some or all of the bread can also be eaten by itself apart from Communion as a regular flatbread and also as a bread in a fellowship with God (break bread with God) meal/snack i.e. with cheese, smoked fish, sausage, olives, artichokes or other items and snacks, possibly including (unwatered) regular grape juice {juice can of course be watered down (and probably should) but not mingled like Communion wine just watered down to taste} or wine (if preferred) to drink]. Source: Adapted from Eat for Strength – Agatha M. Thrash, M.D. This recipe from CDKitchen for Communion Bread serves/makes 200. Christian Study

Baking Stone – Do you have a stone oven? We don’t – But we make “stone oven” pizzas, *flatbreads [Communion Bread], and hearth breads with this pizza baking stone

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/pizza-baking-stone For the absolutely crispiest-crusted pizza and bread. Do you have a stone oven? We don’t. But we make “stone oven” pizzas, flatbreads, and hearth breads with this pizza baking stone. Brick-oven baking stone absorbs the oven’s heat, then transfers it to bread. Moisture disperses out through the crust, making terrific, light-textured breads and pizzas with an incredible crackly-crunchy crust. … Cook’s Illustrated Top Choice! “We tested 10 baking stones and came to prefer a fairly large one (16 by 14 inches is ideal) with smooth edges. The Baker’s Catalogue Baking Stone’s moderate weight and ample size make it our favorite.” Christian Study

Baptists, combating malaise [“out of sorts” feeling], preoccupied by numbers – [Compromising (straying) from Biblical standards] Churches in America are losing ground with each successive generation – “I think the hand-wringing is driven by an angst of do we [SBC] want to join so many other [Protestant] denominations in decline?” said Ed Stetzer, president of SBC-affiliated LifeWay Research, which compiles and analyzes statistics – “In our history as Southern Baptists, we’ve never had the kind of malaise statistically we’ve had in the last five years” said Alvin Reid, professor of evangelism at Southeastern

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/7046843.html Ask a Southern Baptist about the state of the denomination, and you’ll probably get an answer with numbers in it. Numbers of baptisms in particular. And recently, declining numbers of baptisms. As members of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination ready for their annual meeting next week in Orlando, Fla., statistics loom large in their plans to chart a new direction after years of malaise. “In 2008 we baptized only 75,000 teenagers,” reads a new Southern Baptist report, Penetrating the Lostness. “In 1970 we baptized 140,000. Why? … Churches in America are losing ground with each successive generation.” Why are Southern Baptists so focused on statistics? Simply put, they view them as a tangible way of tracking how well they are reaching those they call the “lost” – people without Jesus Christ. “I think the hand-wringing is driven by an angst of do we want to join so many other denominations in decline?” said Ed Stetzer, president of SBC-affiliated LifeWay Research, which compiles and analyzes statistics. Stetzer has issued blunt assessments of the denomination’s baptism rates and membership decline – a reversal of fortunes that some Baptists have had trouble acknowledging. In a May commentary, he reviewed the ups and downs of baptism rates over the past six decades and declared that membership has probably peaked at 16.1 million. “Blips, untended, become dips … and dips, untended, become crypts,” he warned in the commentary that appeared on Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Between the Times blog. Other observers look at the numbers with worry. “In our history as Southern Baptists, we’ve never had the kind of malaise statistically we’ve had in the last five years,” said Alvin Reid, professor of evangelism at Southeastern. Fraud Deceit Lies

SBC must build its Great Commission legacy [through humble individual service to Jesus Christ and not by donations or money tithed or given to SBC principals especially in the form of thinly veiled pleas and slightly disguised threats (i.e. pastors will be laid off) in requesting additional finances ‘In difficult economic times’ as Pastor David Uth seems to be doing], Uth says {Note: Money, pride and paid (professional) Charity work seldom mix very well and Christianity in the image of Jesus Christ is the essence of Humble Servant Charity Work. We need to be humble and be about the true reconciliation work of Jesus Christ and often that means being only in charge of ourselves and having authority only over ourselves and not having a staff, an expense account and not even having status within society all while we individually and collectively labor lovingly in God’s Kingdom the True and Eternal Kingdom of Jesus Christ.}

http://www.gofbw.com/news.asp?ID=11850 ORLANDO (FBW)-The Southern Baptist Convention sits at a crucial point in history when it must recommit to building a legacy of obedience to the Great Commission, David Uth, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando, said June 13 at the SBC Pastor’s Conference. “There comes a point where we say, ‘This is where we want to go. This is what we want life to look like. This is what we want our legacy to be,'” Uth said. “And I really believe this convention is the defining moment for us that will determine that legacy.” Preaching from Acts 20, Uth said a godly denominational legacy must include living out the Great Commission rather than merely discussing it. “As Southern Baptists, we have been saying a lot about the Great Commission all of our history,” he said. “We have been saying a lot about this kind of a legacy. But at some point, saying is not enough.” Uth listed three steps Southern Baptists must take in order to build a legacy that glorifies God. First, they must walk with humility. “Southern Baptists, we’re not all that. We need to honor and glorify the One from whom all blessings flow. We are not all that,” Uth said. “One of the things that has broken my heart is to hear people talk about their ministry and people talk about their church. People talk about this and that, ‘We did this. We did that. We did this.’ Let me tell you, if you’ve done anything worthwhile of eternal value, you didn’t do it. Your Father granted it from heaven. Give Him glory.” Second, they must shed tears over the lostness in the world. While Southern Baptists cry over votes that don’t go their way and derailed personal ambitions, many have stopped crying over non-Christians who are on the path to hell, Uth said. Yet the multitudes who do not know Jesus should be among the greatest causes of tears, he said. … Third, Southern Baptists must fulfill their ministry despite trials. In difficult economic times, churches and denominational entities are being forced to cut budgets, he said. In fact, First Baptist Orlando recently cut six pastoral staff members. But fulfilling the Great Commission is worth the pain of budget cuts, he said. “The church does not exist to employ people. It exists to reach the nations for God’s glory. And if I could just be so bold to say, the Southern Baptist Convention does not exist to employ people. It exists to reach the nations for the glory of God. And it just might be we have to do hard things,” he said. Through any trial, Jesus is enough to sustain those who are following Him, Uth said. Fraud Deceit Lies

Criteria for Christian Communion

http://www.basicchristian.org/iamachristian.html Criteria for Christian Communion: 1. First the ‘body’ (of Jesus Christ) bread [wafer] is to be unleavened (sinless), unsweetened (reality), salt (preserved), holes (pierced) and browned (bruised). 2. Second the ‘blood’ (of Jesus Christ) cup [grape juice, wine] is to be mingled (combined) 1/3 water with 2/3 grape [fruit of the vine]. Use three separate glasses or containers, 1 with water, 1 with grape, 1 empty. Then pour [mingle] at the same time both the grape and the water into the empty cup creating the cup of 2/3 grape mingled with 1/3 water. 3. Reading a Bible verse or passage provides the 3rd element of Communion the element of the Word of God being the Spirit of God. – Note: When the Communion bread is lifted up blessed, exalted and broken it represents the physical body of Jesus Christ on the cross then when the bread is eaten (consumed, eternalized) it represents the Spiritual [resurrection] body of Jesus Christ. Likewise when the Communion blood is mingled [grape, water] it represents the physical blood and water of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross [after His death – by the spear wound (John 19:34-35)] for the remission of our sins and then when the blood is drink (consumed, eternalized) it represents the resurrection eternal life Spiritual blood of Jesus Christ. Both [the one body] the physical (earthly) body of Jesus Christ and His eternal Spiritual Resurrection [bodily resurrection] of Jesus Christ [along with our new eternal spiritual body in Jesus Christ] are represented in the one Communion of bread and wine (grape). – Basic Christian Christian Study

Criteria for Christian Baptism

http://www.basicchristian.org/iamachristian.html Criteria for Christian Baptism: 1. The person being baptized confesses a personal individual faith in Jesus Christ [the Apostles’ Creed, a Psalm or a Bible verse can be read or recited]. Acknowledging the sinless Divine life, sacrificial atoning death on the cross and three days later the resurrection [eternal life] of Jesus Christ. 2. The person administering the baptism is to baptize in the Name of God the Father, the Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit [not in the name of any individual, group or denomination] i.e. (Matthew 28:18-20) “I baptize you in the Name of God the Father, the beloved Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.” 3. The water baptism event [submerging into water] signifies our (dying) death and burial to this world (sin and death) while then [emerging from the water] signifies our own personal resurrection with eternal life in Jesus Christ entering into a new life in the eternal Kingdom of God. – Note: The water baptism [and accompanying confession of faith] is the Biblical public confession of faith for each individual Christian and is not to be confused with an alter call that although being a public stand it is not in its entirety the Biblical confession of faith. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Bible verse: 1 John 5:1-21 … For whatsoever is [Spiritually] born [again] of God overcometh the world: and *this is the victory that overcometh the world, even **our faith … {Note: it is ‘our faith’ in the completed and accomplished works of Jesus Christ, His works, His sinless life, His cross and His everlasting resurrection life that overcomes this fallen and sinful world. Our faith in Jesus overcomes the fallen world because Jesus overcame the sin and death of the world and it is not our works (good, bad or otherwise) that overcome the world but exclusively our faith in Jesus Christ and what He has accomplished for us to freely receive of from His eternal life. – Also Note: some new teachings now insist that God as assigned evil works or necessary evil in works of death and destruction for some [chosen or appointed] people to carry out i.e. ‘messengers of destruction and death’ or ‘death angels’ and it’s simply another deception (Romans 3:8) and lie from Satan as the True God [the Holy God of Israel] is the God of everlasting life in Jesus Christ. The Holy God is not the god of human schemes of murder and mayhem. God is the God of forgiveness of sins, reconciliation for mankind and eternal life all in Jesus Christ.} The complete Bible is available at ChristianFaithDownloads.com

http://www.ChristianFaithDownloads.com/ 1 John 5:1-21 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ (having and giving eternal life) is [Spiritually] born [again] of God: and every one that loveth Him [God the Father] that begat [sent Jesus into the world] loveth Him [Jesus] also that is begotten [was physically manifested in the world] of [in the exact Spiritual image of] Him [God the Father]. By this we know that we love the Children of God [Christians], when we love God, and keep His commandments [Love God, love your neighbor (Matthew 22:37-39)]. For this is the love of God, that we keep His Commandments: and His Commandments [of Love] are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and *this is the victory that overcometh the world, even **our faith [in love for God]. Who is he [worshiper] that overcometh the world, but he [Christian] that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? This is He [Jesus] that came by water [womb] and blood [cross], even Jesus Christ; not by water [O.T. judgment upon the entire earth (Genesis 6:7, Numbers 31:23)] only, but by water and {now also} blood [N.T. judgment upon the entire earth (Matthew 26:28)]. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness [of the global judgments of water (O.T.), blood of Jesus (N.T.), the judgment of fire (2 Peter 3:12) yet to come and of the only Eternal Life through Jesus Christ], because the [Holy] Spirit is Truth. **For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word [Jesus Christ], and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. **And there are three that bear [judgment and eternal life] witness in earth, the Spirit [of Jesus Christ (Luke 23:46)], and the water [from the cross of Jesus Christ (John 19:34-35)], and the blood [from the cross of Jesus Christ (John 19:34-35)]: and these three agree in one. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son [Jesus Christ]. He [person] that believeth on the Son of God hath the [Holy Spirit] witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made Him [God] a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of His Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is [only] in His Son [Jesus Christ]. He that hath the Son hath [eternal] life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not [reconciled to God] life. These things have I written unto you that believe [faith] on the Name [Jesus] of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the Name of the Son of God. And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him. If any man see his brother sin a sin [mistakes] which is not [unbelief] unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin [unbelief] unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. All [mistakes] unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin [of mistakes] not unto death. We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not [by not denying that Jesus is God]; but he that is begotten of God (born again) keepeth himself, and that wicked [Satan] one toucheth him not. And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come [personally], and hath given us an [Holy Spirit] understanding, that we may know Him [God] that is True, and we are in Him that is True, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the True God, and eternal life. Little children [Christians – not yet adopted as Sons of God], keep yourselves from idols [unholy desires]. Amen. — Holy Bible * Bible Verses – Basic Christian Christian Study

Note: The Basic Christian Info Feed will be on a short pause and will continue in about a week continuing with a brief Bible study (and hopefully at a later time a much more in-depth study) looking into the Biblical triune (3 in 1) nature [testimony, salvation, judgment] of the water, blood and Spirit (also represented in breath, wind, fire) that are each freely offered and given from God to all of mankind globally as a witness of sin (and eventually as a judgment against sin), a testimony of the once physical presence of Jesus Christ and as an eternal remedy for our own individual Salvation

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_historystudy.html Where the Apostle Peter’s significant life changing event during his time with Jesus seemed to be at the Mount of Transfiguration (Mark 9:1-8, 2 Peter 1:16-18) the Apostle John’s significant life changing event with Jesus seems to have been at the cross (John 19:34-35, 1 John 5:7-9) when Jesus was pierced by the Roman spear and the blood and water poured out from the wound in Jesus’ side. The Apostle John then regards the presence of the Spirit and the separation of the blood and water coming out from Jesus as a witness, a judgment, and a testimony of salvation for all of mankind. When the Basic Christian blog History study returns in about a week we will Biblically look into the blood, water and fire (spirit), testimonies and judgments of the Bible from throughout the Old Testament starting in Genesis and continuing consistently throughout the entire Bible then concluding in book of Revelation [the sin of Adam and Eve and the shedding of blood, the Aaronic Priesthood, the Last Supper Communion, the atoning cross of Jesus Christ, the Resurrection of Jesus and birth (Alpha) of the Christian Church, the Pentecost global Spirit empowerment and witness, the calling home into heaven by Jesus the rapture (Omega) of the Christian Church, Revelation-Tribulation]. — “John 19:34-35 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His [Jesus’] side, and forthwith came there out {the global Judgment, global Testimony and global Salvation of} *blood and *water. And he (Disciple John) *that saw it bare record [testimony], and his [testimony] record is true: **and he knoweth that he saith true, ***that ye [individuals] might believe [salvation].” — “1 John 5:7-9 For there are *three (triune) that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word [Jesus Christ], and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear *witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. If we receive the witness of men, *the witness [Spirit, water, blood] of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son [Jesus Christ].” – Basic Christian Christian Study

ABP Opinion: 1st reaction to Great Commission Resurgence, 2nd verse – My strategy to encourage churches to higher CP (Cooperative Program) giving is this: Demonstrated commitment to CP from those who lead the Southern Baptist Convention – SBC president Johnny Hunt, who has pledged to double his church’s CP (Cooperative Program) giving this year to about $900,000 {Note: This is a deliberate plan to take money away from the local Church authority [and local Church work] by donating it upstream [instead of downstream to needier Churches and causes] to some vague, vapid [non-Christian] national-international (secular) and fraudulent causes i.e. Rick Warren’s purpose driven agendas and the New Apostolic Reformation and their upstream donations to their main church offices and to a select few (possibly non-Christian, infiltrated) directors, presidents and staff members.}

http://www.abpnews.com/content/view/5117/9/ If the SBC is to adopt a new mission statement — and such adoption should be considered a huge undertaking — what is the statement it replaces? The SBC was formed in 1845, according to our founding documents, for the “purpose of carrying into effect the benevolent intention of our constituents by organizing a plan for eliciting, combining, and directing the energies of the denomination for the propagation of the gospel.” The purpose of our convention, according to Article II of our bylaws, is “to provide a general organization for Baptists in the United States and its territories for the promotion of Christian missions at home and abroad and any other objects such as Christian education, benevolent enterprises, and social services which it may deem proper and advisable for the furtherance of the Kingdom of God.” Are a “purpose” and a “mission statement” the same thing? If the proposed mission statement is an add-on, it can be enthusiastically endorsed. If it is to change the purpose statement of the convention, it needs far more serious consideration than to be the first of seven recommendations from a task force formed for a different purpose entirely. The task force still wants to dilute the Cooperative Program by making it the “first and primary component” of something they would call Great Commission Giving. The progress report in February basically would have taken any responsibility for Cooperative Program promotion and “returned” it to the state conventions. The new version still doesn’t recognize that the states have always had primary responsibility for CP promotion and it urges the SBC Executive Committee to work with state conventions to form a “unified strategy with clearly established goals” by 2013. My strategy to encourage churches to higher CP giving is this: Demonstrated commitment to CP from those who lead the Southern Baptist Convention. SBC president Johnny Hunt, who has pledged to double his church’s CP giving this year to about $900,000, rightly reminded the editors that no one responds positively to criticism. You can’t get someone to do more of something by emphasizing how little of it they currently do. He reminded us that “thousands” of churches that claim SBC affiliation give nothing to CP — and the six-percent average church CP commitment would be much smaller if not for the large dollar amounts churches like his provide. Fraud Deceit Lies

The [Four] 2010 SBC presidential candidates share views – The annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention will be held June 15-16 [2010] in Orlando, Fla. The following is a summary of each of the four announced presidential candidates’ views on issues, including the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force (GTRF) report and the Cooperative Program (CP) {Note: It looks like plans for lots of manipulation, hiding, transferring, switching and just plain funny business in general going on with SBC pooled and shared (CP) finances and resources.}

http://www.tnbaptist.org/BRARticle.asp?ID=3386 Endel’s strongest concern was that “the GCRTF may accelerate the crumbling of the CP funding system that holds our mission work together.” Endel expressed his concerns about “Great Commission Giving” using the hypothetical that churches couldn’t operate on a system that celebrated designated giving over unrestricted tithing to the general budget. In such a system, he said, funding falls apart such that bake sales would be needed to pay the bills, but there would be more than enough people wanting to contribute to the youth pastor’s salary. “Conflict and competition will soon kill a church funded like that,” Endel said. Endel also took issue with the final report recommendation that would result in the elimination of funding for Cooperative Program promotion and stewardship education by the SBC Executive Committee. “It is my opinion that the assistance of the Executive Committee has saved all Southern Baptists millions of dollars by helping us collectively develop materials rather than forcing every state convention to separately develop these materials,” Endel said. “Videos and printed materials are much cheaper when developed together and produced from one centralized source.” Endel said the loss of this partnership “will be far more than the money saved by cutting the work of the Executive Committee.” … Jackson also expressed this point in terms of leadership representation. “While I applaud our megachurches and their very capable leadership, most of whom are longtime friends and acquaintances of mine, I do believe that we need a more representative balance of input and leadership from all of the churches in the convention.” Jackson said his greatest concern with the GCRTF report has to do with CP giving. “Although the GCRTF report calls for a renewed emphasis in the giving to the CP,” he said, “it also places it under the heading ‘Great Commission Giving.’ The CP becomes a way to give, not ‘the’ way. Such a change is risky at best.” … Traylor said the most pressing need is for spiritual awakening and leaders who are “deeply committed servants of Christ” as well as “resolute in their commitment to the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.” As a way to move Southern Baptists toward spiritual awakening, Traylor said he would seek to call Southern Baptists to solemn assembly in January 2011 and “explore the possibility of incorporating the solemn assembly model in our SBC annual meeting” and that he would promote the use of NAMB’s evangelism initiative, God’s Plan for Sharing. He also indicated leadership is important to this end in that “the SBC president sets a direction with appointments. … Individuals within the churches must return to Christ as their first love, Wright said in naming the most critical need in the Southern Baptist Convention. The lack of tithing reveals the idolatries of materialism and hedonism among evangelicals, he said, adding that the epidemic of sexual immorality has weakened the church. Wright proposes greater direct missions involvement to galvanize individuals and churches, and advocates that state conventions “keep less in the state and send more dollars to the IMB and to other areas of the country where lostness is so prevalent.” He supports the work of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force, but sees their efforts as a first step. “As a former church planter here at Johnson Ferry,” he wrote to Baptist Press, “I am encouraged that the Task Force sees the importance of church planting in the areas of greatest need in the United States – particularly our pioneer states and our large cities. Also, I agree with the Task Force that every church should be a ‘missional center.’ ” He would challenge local churches to participate on a mission trip as well as focusing on the immediate community as their mission field. Wright also expressed his desire that leaders be appointed who have a passion for Christ, commitment to the Word and a vision for seeing the Great Commission fulfilled. “I would seek to nominate folks that represent a broad spectrum of SBC life: pastors, church staff, laypeople, mainline states, pioneer states, larger churches, smaller churches, seasoned veterans and young leaders,” he said. Fraud Deceit Lies

[Four] Pastors [Bryant Wright, Leo Endel, Jimmy Jackson, Ted Traylor] nominated for 2010 Southern Baptist Convention presidency – The presidency will be decided by thousands of delegates – called “messengers” – who will attend the annual conference, representing more than 45,000 Southern Baptist churches throughout the country and their more than 16 million members – Unlike the top-down approach of Roman Catholicism, from Pope to priest, Southern Baptist churches are [were once in theory] autonomous (self governing) – The selection will be made at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday and Wednesday [June 15 and 16, 2010] – current SBC President Johnny Hunt (two terms of one year each), pastor of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga., is ineligible for re-election

http://www.cherokeetribune.com/view/full_story/7916914/article-Local-pastor-nominated-for-Southern-Baptist-Convention-presidency Bryant Wright, senior pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and founder of Right From The Heart Ministries, is one of four nominees for the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention when that organization meets in Orlando on Tuesday. Wright’s nomination was made by Dr. David Uth, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando. “Bryant has been a consistent leader among Southern Baptists who acknowledges and appreciates our traditional heritage while embracing some of the creative and innovative methods of reaching today’s generation for Christ,” Uth said. The presidency will be decided by thousands of delegates – called “messengers” – who will attend the annual conference, representing more than 45,000 Southern Baptist churches throughout the country and their more than 16 million members, Wright said. Attendance is expected to be between 12,000 to 18,000, with up to 14,000 being messengers. Unlike the top-down approach of Roman Catholicism, from Pope to priest, Southern Baptist churches are autonomous. The term Southern Baptist Convention refers to both the denomination and its annual meeting. Working through 1,200 local associations and 41 state conventions and fellowships, Southern Baptists share a common bond of basic biblical beliefs and a commitment to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Convention attendees are called messengers rather than delegates because they are not instructed how to vote. Churches have up to 10 messengers they get to send to the convention, depending on their size. Since all 10 messengers from any one church may vote differently on the candidate of their choice, there’s no way to predict who will be elected president. Fraud Deceit Lies

SBC seminaries send forth [2010] graduates – The work of the six seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention is showcased with each spring’s commencement – Reports from the seminaries’ services follow – Such faithfulness will ensure that the world knows “you are exactly what you claim to be” Paige Patterson, Southwestern’s president, said during his commissioning message **”And if you will be faithful to the assignment you have [from SBC members?], then God will maintain your work, whatever His purpose for you” {Note: This is a very strange, unbiblical and even highly blasphemous comment from Paige Patterson. Does Paige Patterson wrongly believe that being loyal to and serving the SBC is the same thing as being loyal to and serving God if so this is very mistaken and very unbiblical. – Also Note: God does not uphold our work, God ONLY upholds His works (Joshua 5:13-15, Romans 8:4, Hebrews 1:1-3).}

http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=33084 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–The work of the six seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention is showcased with each spring’s commencement. Reports from the seminaries’ services follow. … SOUTHWESTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY — One hundred years after the institution moved from Waco to Fort Worth, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary graduates were exhorted to continue to walk in integrity through life and ministry regardless of the result during spring commencement May 8. Such faithfulness will ensure that the world knows “you are exactly what you claim to be,” Paige Patterson, Southwestern’s president, said during his commissioning message. “And if you will be faithful to the assignment you have, then God will maintain your work, whatever His purpose for you.” Preaching about the apostles’ imprisonment in Acts 5, Patterson cautioned the graduates that there is no guarantee life will continue as it has for them in the same circumstances that they have enjoyed. “And many of you will not be serving in this country anyway,” Patterson told the diverse group, which represented eight countries as well as those wishing to serve overseas. “Many of you will go to places where your life will be in jeopardy.” Regardless, Patterson used Scripture to remind the students that the presence of God will be with them wherever they may serve — something that enabled the early church to continue their ministry, “rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for the name” (Acts 5:41). “Rejoicing that they could suffer. Aren’t those words in strange proximity to one another?” Patterson said. “That is the key to the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. You will suffer, not only possibly physically, but you will certainly, every one of you, suffer misunderstanding, misrepresentation, abuse and attack of various kinds in the ministry to which you go. “It will come,” he assured them. “You have a choice at that point. You may either become bitter and resent what has happened to you, and that bitterness will permeate everything about you and everything around you to the point that there will be no joy at all, or you can choose to rejoice that you, too, are counted worthy to suffer for the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Southwestern administrators conferred 214 degrees, including 21 undergraduate, 172 master’s and 19 doctorates. Fraud Deceit Lies

Wikipedia: Paige Patterson – Role in the [supposed] Southern Baptist Convention SBC Conservative Resurgence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paige_Patterson Role in the SBC Conservative Resurgence: Patterson is best known for his prominent role in a conservative resurgence within the SBC starting in 1979 with the election of Adrian Rogers as Convention President. Believing SBC seminaries and other SBC institutions had drifted away from their conservative Biblical roots, Patterson joined with Judge Paul Pressler of Houston, TX to carry out a plan that included exposing the liberal theology taught and practiced by the leadership in SBC institutions. The most important issue was the nature of scripture, particularly, whether or not it is inerrant. Patterson, Pressler, and a host of pastors and laymen began to spread the word that the teaching of SBC leadership was not reflective of their constituents who were paying their salaries. Patterson and the conservatives won the support of hundreds of like-minded churches, and as many as 40,000 messengers (church members willing to travel to the annual Southern Baptist Convention to vote). Patterson’s influence has been felt at all levels of Southern Baptist life. The seminaries have for the most part returned to their conservative moorings. Local churches are hiring pastors educated at schools led by conservatives. Missionaries are being influenced by Patterson’s leadership. By the time Patterson was appointed president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, the conservative leadership required that all faculty sign documents stating their allegiance to Southern Baptist theology, most notably, the Baptist Faith and Message. Fraud Deceit Lies

Ergun Caner and brother Emir Caner – visit with *longtime mentor and Southwestern Seminary President Paige Patterson (Photo)

http://www.christianindex.org/3604.imgpre Ergun Caner, left, president of Liberty Theological Seminary and brother to Emir Caner, right, visit with longtime mentor and Southwestern Seminary President Paige Patterson, center, before the ceremony. Fraud Deceit Lies

[LU’s] Ergun Caner: Lynchburg paper gives backgrounder – Also listed beside Caner’s name, in Liberty University’s online catalog of graduate courses and faculty, is a doctor of ministry degree – On his website, Caner says the doctor of ministry was an honorary degree, one of two that he has been given – It’s so honorary that it’s described this way in a 2003 Baptist Press article – “completed a D.Min. at Emmanuel Baptist University and a D. Theol. at the University of South Africa” – You do not describe an honorary degree as “completed” – “Completed” implies some sort of coursework was done – Ergun just needs to come clean, and the sooner, the better – Preferably before the SBC (Southern Baptist Convention) meets in Orlando, FL. in a month [June 13-16, 2010]

http://mmmirele.blogspot.com/2010/05/ergun-caner-lynchburg-paper-gives.html … and, more to the point of something I’ve been all over on this blog: Also listed beside Caner’s name, in Liberty University’s online catalog of graduate courses and faculty, is a doctor of ministry degree [D.Min.]. On his website, Caner says the doctor of ministry was an honorary degree, one of two that he has been given. That’s been Ergun’s excuse every time he’s been questioned about it. I brought this up last August 2 in a blog post. Scroll down to “Is It Butter or Parkay? (Ergun’s Allegedly Honorary Degree)” for the full scoop, but here’s the pertinent detail. Ergun claims that his D.Min from “Emmanuel Baptist University” is honorary. It’s so honorary that it’s described this way in a 2003 Baptist Press article talking about his move from Criswell College to Liberty University: After receiving a B.A. from Cumberland College, Caner received the M.A. from The Criswell College, M.Div. and Th.M. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and completed a D.Min. at Emmanuel Baptist University and a D. Theol. at the University of South Africa. Erm. No. You do not describe an honorary degree as “completed.” “Completed” implies some sort of coursework was done. It’s the same word used to describe his earned Th.D from the University of South Africa. Now, I don’t know if Ergun completed any coursework for the D.Min beyond writing a check, addressing an envelope, putting a stamp on the envelope and walking it down to the post office. But it can’t be an “honorary” degree if he purchased it. Ergun just needs to come clean, and the sooner, the better. Preferably before the SBC meets in Orlando in a month, maybe? — COMMENTS: It’s an odd comment to begin with, because a D.Min [Doctor of Ministry] is not usually an honorary degree, but a completed one. As a professional degree it does not entitle one to the honorific “Dr.” Nevertheless *it is awarded upon completion of a course of study and ***the production of a professional paper [In some United States doctoral programs, the term “dissertation” can refer to the major part of the student’s total time spent along with two or three years of classes, and may take years of full-time work to complete. At most universities, *dissertation is the term for the **required submission [paper] for the doctorate [degree], and thesis refers only to the master’s degree requirement. – Wiki.com]. I’ve never heard of an honorary one. This is extremely “hinky.” … The whole question of honorary degrees, whether they should be awarded, whether they are something to be proud of, listed as accomplishments, etc. is kind of murky, and I might gently suggest that on this particular issue there’s smoke but not much fire. [Sr.] Jerry Falwell’s only doctorate was honorary [three honorary doctorates – Wiki.com], but people who thought highly of him often referred to him as “Dr Falwell” rather than “Jerry.” If you look at the “About the Authors” section at the end of some of the Left Behind books you may see that Jerry Jenkins claims to “hold” two honorary degrees while Tim LaHaye distinguishes between his earned degree and his honorary degrees. Jerry Falwell Jr. earned a JD [Juris Doctor], but you will occasionally see him referred to as “Dr Falwell,” even though that is not the typical mode of address for a lawyer. Finally, some schools only address medical doctors (MDs, not dentists or PhDs in community health) as “Doctor” and all other doctoral degree recipients as “Mister.” That’s how it was where I got mine. Anyway, I’d suggest that there’s smoke but no fire here; if he earned a doctorate in South Africa then he’s Dr Caner, regardless of whether he got another honorary doctorate. Fraud Deceit Lies

Apprising Ministries: The Emerging church – Three voices from the “emergent church” will explore this capacity of postmodern Christianity *to embrace and redefine tradition, … Who should attend: Any futurist who feels that everything must change about [traditional Christian] religion and is curious about how progressive [New Age] Christianity is a leading indicator of change – What you’ll learn: Attendees will learn how to ground their leadership and foresight in the concerns of tomorrow’s [New World Order] spiritualities and relate religious concepts to futures thinking through a theology of (false and deceptive) hope – How can this *new knowledge be applied: Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how postmodern spiritualities are **reshaping conservative theologies and communities

http://apprising.org/2010/06/05/mike-morrell-on-matthew-fox-john-wimber-and-the-emerging-church/ Back in November of 2005 the online apologetics and discernment work Apprising Ministries warned you about what is now a full blown cult of neo-liberalism operating within mainstream evangelicalism, the sinfully ecumenical Emerging Church. These past few years this EC has been busy forging together its new form of postmodern liberal theology, a Liberalism 2.0 many call Emergence Christianity, which Emergent Church guru Brian McLaren begins laying out in his latest book A New Kind of Christianity. … Three voices from the “emergent church” will explore this capacity of postmodern Christianity to embrace and redefine tradition, … Who should attend: Any futurist who feels that everything must change about religion and is curious about how progressive Christianity is a leading indicator of change. What you’ll learn: Attendees will learn how to ground their leadership and foresight in the concerns of tomorrow’s spiritualities and relate religious concepts to futures thinking through a theology of hope. How can this new knowledge be applied: Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how postmodern spiritualities are reshaping conservative theologies and communities. Christian Study Fraud Deceit Lies

[Modern] Pietism – Pietism was a movement within Lutheranism, lasting from the late 17th century to the mid-18th century and later – It proved to be very influential throughout Protestantism and Anabaptism, inspiring not only Anglican priest John Wesley to begin the Methodist movement, but also Alexander Mack to begin the Brethren movement – The Pietist movement combined the Lutheranism of the time with the Reformed, and especially Puritan, emphasis on individual piety, and a vigorous Christian life

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pietism History: Although pietism surely had roots prior to the Reformation and to some extent the cause of it, as a distinct movement within Protestantism pietism became identifiable in the 17th century. The Lutheran Church had continued Philipp Melanchthon’s attempt to construct an intellectual backbone for the Evangelical Lutheran faith. By the 17th century the denomination remained a confessional theological and sacramental institution, influenced by orthodox Lutheran theologians such as Johann Gerhard of Jena (d. 1637), and keeping with the liturgical traditions of the Roman Catholicism of which it saw itself as a reformed variation. In the Reformed Church, on the other hand, John Calvin had not only influenced doctrine, but for a particular formation of Christian life. The Presbyterian constitution gave the people a share in church life which the Lutherans lacked, but it appeared to some to degenerate into a dogmatic legalism which, the Lutherans believed, imperiled Christian freedom and fostered self-righteousness. However, in the pietist view, ritualistic elements which Luther wanted to remove were captivating the mainstream of the Lutheran church, squeezing the pietists into fellowships with which they were comfortable. … In Pia desideria “Pious Desires” (1675), Spener made six proposals as the best means of restoring the life of the Church: 1. The earnest and thorough study of the Bible in private meetings, ecclesiolae in ecclesia (“little churches within the church”). 2. The Christian priesthood being universal, the laity [people] should share in the spiritual government of the Church. 3. A knowledge of Christianity must be attended by the practice of it as its indispensable sign and supplement. 4. Instead of merely didactic, and often bitter, attacks on the heterodox [variant views] and unbelievers, a sympathetic and kindly treatment of them. 5. A reorganization of the theological training of the universities, giving more prominence to the devotional life. 6. A different style of preaching, namely, in the place of pleasing rhetoric [examples directed from news, events and stories], the implanting of [Biblical] Christianity in the inner or new man [spiritual man], the soul of which is faith, and its effects the fruits of life. – This work produced a great impression throughout Germany, and although large numbers of the orthodox Lutheran theologians and pastors were deeply offended by Spener’s book, its complaints and its demands were both too well justified to admit of their being point-blank denied. A large number of pastors immediately adopted Spener’s proposals. … In modern societies where Pietism has had a profound impact its religious foundations are no longer apparent. Atheistic pietism is a term used by Asgeir Helgason to describe a pietistic (moralistic) approach to life without religion. “We have denied the existence of God but kept the pietistic rules”. Atheistic pietism has been suggested to be one of the characteristics (traits) of the modern day Swedish national spirit. The term is first known to have been used by W.H. Mallock in 1879. Christian Study

[Modern] Anabaptist – Anabaptists “re-baptizers” or “adult baptism” [believer’s baptism – credobaptism (reciting the well-known “Apostles’ Creed” or a personal Bible verse or a Psalm at baptism)] are Christians of the Radical Reformation – Puritans of England and their Baptist branch arose independently, but were influenced by the Anabaptist movement – Where men believe in the freedom of religion, supported by a guarantee of separation of church and state [government], they have entered into that [Anabaptist] heritage – Where men have caught the Anabaptist vision of [N.T.] discipleship, they have become worthy of that heritage – Where corporate discipleship submits itself to the New Testament pattern of the church, the heir has then entered full possession of his [N.T. – Anabaptist] legacy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anabaptist [Some] Anabaptists rejected *conventional [common and Biblically acceptable] Christian practices such as wearing wedding rings, taking oaths, and participating in civil government. They adhered to a literal interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount and Believer’s baptism. The name Anabaptist is derived from this, because credobaptism (‘Believer’s baptism’ – adult baptism) was considered heresy by all other major Christian denominations at the time of the reformation period (specifically, all major Christian denominations saw [infant] baptism as necessary for salvation and necessary for infants, and held that it was wrong to delay baptism until the child had reached a certain age; they did, however, require that those who converted later in life should confess a baptismal creed [the Apostles’ Creed] at baptism (credobaptism). Anabaptists required that candidates be able to make their own confessions of faith and so refused baptism to infants). As a result, Anabaptists were heavily persecuted during the 16th century and into the 17th by both Roman Catholics and other Protestants. … Somewhat related to this is the theory that the Anabaptists are of Waldensian origin. Some hold the idea that the Waldenses are part of the apostolic succession, while others simply believe they were an independent group out of whom the Anabaptists arose. Estep asserts “the Waldenses disappeared in Switzerland a century before the rise of the Anabaptist movement.” Ludwig Keller, Thomas M. Lindsay, H. C. Vedder, Delbert Grätz, and Thieleman J. van Braght all held, in varying degrees, the position that the Anabaptists were of Waldensian origin. … The Anabaptists were early promoters of a free church and freedom of religion (sometimes associated with separation of church and state). When it was introduced by the Anabaptists in the 15th and 16th centuries, religious freedom independent of the state was unthinkable to both clerical and governmental leaders. Religious liberty was equated with anarchy; Kropotkin traces the birth of anarchist thought in Europe to these early Anabaptist communities. According to Estep: Where men believe in the freedom of religion, supported by a guarantee of separation of church and state, they have entered into that heritage. Where men have caught the Anabaptist vision of discipleship, they have become worthy of that heritage. Where corporate discipleship submits itself to the New Testament pattern of the church, the heir has then entered full possession of his legacy. Christian Study

Apprising Ministries: MYSTICISM PART 5 – Pietism [personal rightiousness] & Subjective [my version of self-rightiousness] Christianity – Where Did Pietism Go Wrong? Of course that is a loaded question and presupposes that Pietism did go wrong – Given the fact that Pietism, to some degree, lives on in church related groups as diverse as Amish, Methodist, Baptist, Pentecostal and the Amana Society it is hard to be precise – But, wherever experience and subjectivity reigns supreme over Scripture in the lives and churches of twenty-first century believers there is something wrong {Note: The Basic Christian ministry at its core is really a remnant of the Anabaptist – Pietism movement. In about 2001 the Basic Christian: Statement of Faith was re-written and expanded including the phrase “while to the *righteous He [Jesus Christ] will give of His life, His gifts, and His glory” this was added with much consideration and what it means is that the purpose of the Basic Christian ministry at its core is a Ministry of Righteousness in Jesus Christ. Righteousness is an extremely loaded word and it should be but it is so loaded that after that one small phrase [and a few more words] were added to the Basic Christian: Statement of Faith that article went from among the most popular articles on the website to one of the least popular articles on the site yet Righteousness (our righteousness only in Jesus Christ) is such an important Biblical concept that I decided to leave that phrase in the Statement of Faith just to help us keep our goals and ambitions on track and in a proper order. – The coming Millennial 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ on earth is going to be His Kingdom of Righteousness [Isaiah 5:16, Isaiah 26:9, Isaiah 45:8, 19, Romans 1:17, 1 Corinthians 15:34, 2 Corinthians 3:9, 5:21, Galatians 5:5, Revelation 22:11] and in order for us as individuals to be able to inhabit properly within the Kingdom of God we need to have a concept of the Righteousness of Jesus Christ in our own lives. – Starting in about 2012 the Basic Christian Ministry is hoping to transition into more Biblical exploration of just what is the Righteousness of Jesus Christ and how does it apply to each Christian in our own personal life and really the Righteousness of Jesus Christ functions and is displayed through the Holy Spirit and in the eternal Melchizedek, Righteous High Priesthood of Jesus Christ.}

http://apprising.org/2010/06/04/mysticism%e2%80%94part-5/ Although Pietists adhered to the inspiration of the Bible, they advocated individual feeling as being of primary importance. That may have been an adequate method for avoiding cold orthodoxy of “Protestant scholasticism,” it opened the door for the equally dangerous enemy of “subjective experientialism.” The first generation of Pietists could recall and reflect on its grounding in Scripture while validly advocating the need for individual experience. A second generation would stress the need for individual experience, but often without a proper Biblical or catechetical basis. This would leave a third generation that would question individual experience with no Biblical or doctrinal “standard” to serve as an objective criterion. In turn, their unanswered questions would tend to demand an authority. When Scriptures were neglected, human reason or subjective experience would fill the need as the required “standard.” Thus while not causing other movements Pietism gave impetus to three other movements in the post-Reformation church: deism [reason and logic used apart from the Bible to get to know God], skepticism [doubting Biblical passages that don’t seem to relate to the physical realm] and rationalism [placing personal human physical reasoning and understanding as a higher authority than the scriptures of the Holy Bible]. … The great-grandchildren of Pietism live on in modern evangelicalism. On the positive side, much like original Pietists there is a great hunger today for spirituality. People want a spirituality that works in the trenches of life. They want a faith that is relevant, provides answers and draws them closer to God. There is little interest in “dead orthodoxy.” People want to feel something – experience something. George Gallup documents this spiritual hunger in his book, The Next American Spirituality. Unfortunately much of the spirituality that he observes is without biblical foundation leading him to warn, “Contemporary spirituality can resemble a grab bag of random experiences that does little more than promise to make our eyes mist up or our heart warm. We need perspective to separate the junk food from the wholesome, the faddish from the truly transforming.” But perspective is hard to come by due to the massive level of biblical illiteracy, not only in America but among Christians as well. Half, he says, “Of those describing themselves as Christians are unable to name who delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Many Americans cannot name the reason for celebrating Easter or what the Ten Commandments are. People think the name of Noah’s wife was Joan, as in Joan of Ark.” Then there is what some have called “the great disconnect.” That is, there is a wide chasm between what Americans in general, and self-proclaimed Christians in particular, claim to believe and how they live. While the general populace claim to have a great interest in spirituality, and Christians claim to be followers of Christ, our societies, homes and churches are inundated with corruption, violence, substance abuse, racism, divorce and materialism. This “cluster of moral and theological shortcomings seemingly throws into question the transforming power of religious beliefs,” Gallup admits, leading him to state, “Just because Americans claim they are more spiritual does not make them so.” That leans into an excellent question, “Is the church really rediscovering its spiritual moorings – or just engaging in retreat from seemingly insoluble problems?” … Such [emotional self-experience] “piety” is changing every facet of Christian and church life. Take worship for example. Monte E. Wilson has noted, “For the modern evangelical, worship is defined exclusively in terms of the individual’s experience. Worship, then, is not about adoring God but about being nourished with religious feelings, so much so that the worshiper has become the object of worship.” The cause for this type of worship, Wilson believes, is the loss of devotion to Scriptures. He writes in pejorative terms, “Others-probably the majority in modern American evangelicalism-have utterly neglected any commitment to the content of the Word and have ended with narcissistic ‘worship’ services where everyone drowns in a sea of subjectivism and calls it ‘being bathed in the presence of the Holy Spirit.’ These people come to church exclusively to ‘feel’ God.” Pietistic leanings, of course, are not limited to worship and the gathered church. Where they are most evident, and most concerning is in the area of “God’s leading.” How does God speak to and lead His people according to Scripture? And how has Pietistic understanding of these things affected the way we interpret both Scripture and our subject feelings? This will be the topic of our next paper. Christian Study

Apologetics Training Videos – Shepherd’s Fellowship of Greensboro – In part I of our series on apologetic and evangelistic methods, Dustin S. Segers defines the problems inherent in modern evangelistic and apologetic methods and then goes on to discuss biblical methods of apologetics and evangelism {Apologetics Training from a Reformed, Calvinistic Theology – Good material but with the patented Reformed biased view. Charles Finney (1792 -1875) one of the greatest men of the Christian faith is referenced in the teaching as a heretic but it’s not true. [Finney was a primary influence on the “revival” style of theology which emerged in the 19th century (1800’s). Though coming from a Calvinistic background, Finney rejected (Shepherding) tenets of “Old Divinity” Calvinism which he felt were unbiblical and counter to evangelism and Christian mission. – Wiki.com]. Many of the Reformed theologies and Apologetics teachings in this series are excellent it is just that a heavily biased Reformed Only (Shepherding) view is never that excellent of a way to share, teach or preach the Holy Bible to fellow Christians.} (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/SFofGSO#p/u/23/9-FnMvJH0a0 Why Do We Exist? – 5. Restoring (Shepherding) Biblical Pastoral Oversight [vs. body of Jesus Christ fellowship, individuality (grace), freedom, ability and equality in Jesus Christ]. Many church leaders have neglected the duties of overseeing the spiritual welfare of individuals and families. Programs, facilities, and finances are managed and promoted by many pastors. If pastors and elders fail to care for souls, they fail to obey God to the great detriment of the church (1Pet. 5:1-2; Acts 20:28). We desire to see each individual in Shepherd’s Fellowship mature to the glory of God so that each life produces a great harvest in the kingdom of God. While we want to purpose to be diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Eph. 4:3), we wish to see continually good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ (Col. 2:5). Obey your leaders, and submit to them; for they keep watch over your souls, as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you. (Heb 13:17) In conclusion, our desire is to glorify God in all that we do through proper preaching, teaching, ministering and evangelizing (Matthew 28:18-20, 1 Cor. 12:31). We pray that God will cause His gospel to spread quickly through our local area to bring honor and glory to Christ and to seek and save those who are lost (Eph. 3:21). Christian Videos Christian Study

Basic Christian: Statement of Faith and Beliefs – Updated: Now Includes ‘The Chicago Statement on Biblical Application’ from The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

http://www.basicchristian.org/statement.html Basic Christian: Statement of Faith • We believe that God is the creator of the universe creating both of the seen (physical) and the unseen (spiritual) realms and that God the creator is also the giver of life. • We believe the Holy Bible is God’s word Personally spoken by God for mankind for the purpose of revealing who He is and it is without error in all issues to which it speaks. • We believe in the Triunity (Trinity), one God in three Persons, consisting of Father, Son Jesus, and Holy Spirit. • We Believe Jesus Christ is Divine God who came from Heaven to mankind as a man yet retaining the Divinity of God and who while living a sinless life was rejected and betrayed by man to be crucified and die on the cross yet not to remain dead but to Resurrect the third day in accordance with His Everlasting Divine life. • We believe that the death of Jesus on the cross provided complete atonement for all the sins of the world therefore cleansing those who choose to be cleansed from their sin to then receive the Holy Spirit and by receiving the Holy Spirit becoming “Born Again” and being Born Again becoming children of God. Children in the family of God and as children in a personal relationship with their Father who is God above all and as children also inheritors in the Heavenly Kingdom of Jesus the kingdom that is without end. • We believe that Jesus is the judge of all of mankind’s thoughts, intentions and actions and that He is just and wise in His judgment. As judge, Jesus will judge the unjust to everlasting condemnation while to the righteous He will give of His life, His gifts, and His glory. • We believe Jesus physically rose from the dead, was seen by and interacted with many eyewitnesses including the Disciples and Apostles and that Jesus has now ascended back into Heaven where He originally came from. Jesus is currently seated in Majesty, Power and Authority alongside the Father and He is now accessible to us in both Prayer and Fellowship. ~ God Bless you, David Anson Brown – Basic Christian Christian Study

1689 Baptist Confession of Faith – “The Baptist Confession of Faith adopted by the ministers and messengers of the General Assembly which met in London in 1689” the Second London Confession, originally composed in 1677, has ever since been called “The 1689 Confession”

http://www.dominionbaptist.org/confession/ This became the most popular confession of Calvinistic Baptists in the English speaking world. It enjoyed editions in Britain in 1693, 1699, 1719, 1720, 1791, 1809. In 1855 C. H. Spurgeon issued a new edition. It was only the second year of his ministry at the New Park Street Chapel. Spurgeon wrote, “I have thought it right to reprint in a cheap form this excellent list of doctrines, which were subscribed to by the Baptist Ministers in the year 1689. We need a banner because of the truth; it may be that this small volume may aid the cause of the glorious gospel by testifying plainly what are its leading doctrines … May the Lord soon restore unto Zion a pure language, and may her watchmen see eye to eye.” He addressed these remarks to “all the Household of Faith, who rejoice in the glorious doctrines of Free Grace.” Other British editions have appeared in 1958, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1972, 1974. — In the later 1600’s Benjamin Keach and another minister of London published the 1689 Confession with two articles added, one on “the laying on of hands” and another”the singing of psalms”. When Elias Keach, son of Benjamin, became a Baptist minister in America in 1688, he became a part of the Calvinistic Baptists who formed the Philadelphia Baptist Association in 1707. Through him the Second London Confession with his father’s addenda was adopted by the Philadelphia Association. For years the association appealed to the confession, formally adopting it in 1742. The first edition of the “Philadelphia Confession of Faith” was printed by Benjamin Franklin in 1743. Under this name the 1689 confession became the definitive doctrinal statement of Calvinistic Baptists throughout the colonial and early United States periods. Associations in Virginia (1766) Rhode Island (1767), South Carolina (1767), Kentucky (1785), and Tennessee (1788) adopted the confession. It came to be known in America 85 “The Baptist Confession”. Familiarity with the Confession and its doctrines declined in the latter half of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. But since God has remarkably revived Biblical Calvinism among Baptists in recent days, interest in this historic confession has been renewed. Christian Study

Historic Baptist Documents – Confessions, Catechisms, Creeds

http://www.reformedreader.org/ccc/hbd.htm Many contemporaries have a deep-seated suspicion of catechisms. In our own Baptist denomination, many would consider the words “Baptist catechism” as mutually exclusive. A popular misconception is that catechisms are used in times and places where inadequate views of conversion predominate or the fires of evangelism have long since turned to white ash. If the Bible is preached, they continue, no catechism is necessary; catechisms tend to produce mere intellectual assent where true heart religion is absent. This concern reflects a healthy interest for the experiential side of true Christianity. Concern for conversion and fervor, however, should never diminish one’s commitment to the individual truths of Christianity nor the necessity of teaching them in a full and coherent manner. An Encouragement to Use Catechisms, Tom Nettles — I am persuaded that the use of a good Catechism in all our families will be a great safeguard against the increasing errors of the times, and therefore I have compiled this little manual from the Westminster Assembly’s and Baptist Catechisms, for the use of my own church and congregation. Those who use it in their families or classes must labour to explain the sense; but the words should be carefully learned by heart, for they will be understood better as years pass. ~ C. H. Spurgeon — “There never was a man in the world without a creed. What is a creed? A creed is what you believe. What is a confession? It is a declaration of what you believe. That declaration may be oral or it may be committed to writing, but the creed is there either expressed or implied.” ~ B.H. Carroll Christian Study

Note: Just a reminder that the pace of the Basic Christian blog History Study is going to slowdown throughout the Summer

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ The Basic Christian Study of The Christian Apostles is going to continue at a slower pace as we spend the Summer leisurely looking into the early formation that began the Christian Church and at the original Church structure that continues to hold the Christian Church together today. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Starting Soon – A Basic Christian Study: The Christian Apostles {Note: To say that the Christian Church only started at Pentecost [50 days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ] and not on the Resurrection Sunday of Jesus (Luke 24:45, John 20:22) is to say that the Apostles were not Christians [the entire 40 days that Jesus met with them after His resurrection and before His ascension] it wipes out the [True] Christian Apostolic dispensation [lasting only 40 days] and with it a great part of the foundation that the Christian Church is founded and based upon.}

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_historystudy.html Matthew 10:2-4 Now the names of the Twelve Apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. — Matthew 28:18-20 And [40 days after the resurrection] Jesus came and spake unto them [Apostles], saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all Nations [the Christian Apostles’ doctrine], baptizing them [converts to Christianity] in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them [fellow Christians] to observe all things whatsoever I [Jesus Christ] have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you [Disciples] alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. — Acts 2:42 And they [Pentecost converts to Christianity] continued stedfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. — 1 Corinthians 15:7-9 After that [first resurrection days of Jesus – being seen by Peter and the {remaining} 12 Apostles {at that time only 11 Apostles} and then over 500 resurrection witnesses at one time], He [resurrected Jesus] was seen of James [Gospel of James – son of Joseph and half-brother of Jesus]; then of all the Apostles [who witnessed the resurrection of Jesus Christ]. **And last of all He [Jesus] was seen of me [Apostle Paul – The 12th Apostle, Judas’ replacement – chosen by God (Romans 1:1, 1 Corinthians 1:1, etc.) not by the casting of lots (Acts 1:26)] also, *as of one born out of due time [missing the 40 days of the Apostle dispensation]. For I [Apostle Paul/Saul] am the least of the Apostles, that am not meet to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God. — Ephesians 2:19-22 Now therefore ye [Gentiles] are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the [Jewish] Saints, and of the Household of God; And are built upon *the foundation of the [N.T.] Apostles and [O.T.] Prophets, **Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief [foundation] Corner Stone; In [Jesus Christ] whom all the [Temple] building fitly framed together groweth unto an Holy Temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation [living place] of God through the [Holy] Spirit. – Basic Christian Christian Study

The Nicene Creed (325 A.D.): … And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spake by the Prophets. And I believe in one holy catholic [universal] and **[A]postolic Church [based on the foundation of the Apostles] – I acknowledge one Baptism [personal – individual identity (cross and resurrection) with Jesus Christ] for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come – Amen

http://www.bookofconcord.org/creeds.php The Three Ecumenical or Universal Creeds — The Apostles’ Creed [The title, Symbolum Apostolicum (Symbol or Creed of the Apostles), appears for the first time in a letter from a Council in Milan (probably written by Ambrose himself) to Pope Siricius in about 390 A.D. – Wiki.com]: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic [universal] Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. — The Nicene Creed [adopted in the city of Nicaea by the first (second) ecumenical council (Jerusalem Acts 15:6 was the first ecumenical Church council), which met there in 325 A.D. – Wiki.com]: I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again with glory to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spake by the Prophets. And I believe in one holy catholic [universal] and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. — The Athanasian Creed [The use of the Creed in a sermon by Caesarius of Arles, as well as a theological resemblance to works by Vincent of Lérins, point to Southern Gaul as its origin. The most likely time frame is in the late fifth or early sixth century A.D. (475-525 A.D.) at least 100 years after Athanasius (293 A.D. – May 2, 373 A.D.) – Wiki.com]: Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic [universal] faith. Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the catholic [universal] faith is this, that we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance. For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one: the glory equal, the majesty coeternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Ghost. The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate, and the Holy Ghost uncreate. The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible. The Father eternal, the Son eternal, and the Holy Ghost eternal. And yet they are not three Eternals, but one Eternal. As there are not three Uncreated nor three Incomprehensibles, but one Uncreated and one Incomprehensible. So likewise the Father is almighty, the Son almighty, and the Holy Ghost almighty. And yet they are not three Almighties, but one Almighty. So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God. And yet they are not three Gods, but one God. So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord, and the Holy Ghost Lord. And yet not three Lords, but one Lord. For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity to acknowledge every Person by Himself to be God and Lord, So are we forbidden by the catholic [universal] religion to say, There be three Gods, or three Lords. The Father is made of none: neither created nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone; not made, nor created, but begotten. The Holy Ghost is of the Father and of the Son: neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding. So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts. And in this Trinity none is before or after other; none is greater or less than another; But the whole three Persons are coeternal together, and coequal: so that in all things, as is aforesaid, the Unity in Trinity and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshiped. He, therefore, that will be saved must thus think of the Trinity. Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting salvation that he also believe faithfully the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the right faith is, that we believe and confess that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and Man; God of the Substance of the Father, begotten before the worlds; and Man of the substance of His mother, born in the world; Perfect God and perfect Man, of a reasonable soul and human flesh subsisting. Equal to the Father as touching His Godhead, and inferior to the Father as touching His manhood; Who, although He be God and Man, yet He is not two, but one Christ: One, not by conversion of the Godhead into flesh, but by taking the manhood into God; One altogether; not by confusion of Substance, but by unity of Person. For as the reasonable soul and flesh is one man, so God and Man is one Christ; Who suffered for our salvation; descended into hell, rose again the third day from the dead; He ascended into heaven; He sitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty; from whence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. At whose coming all men shall rise again with their bodies, and shall give an account of their own works. And they that have done good shall go into life everlasting; and they that have done evil, into everlasting fire. This is the catholic [universal] faith; which except a man believe faithfully and firmly, he cannot be saved. Christian Study

Creating Your Own Way To Worship God – Mark Driscoll [pastor of Mars Hill Fellowship in Seattle Washington] and Neo-Reformed New-Calvinist [once saved always saved] Contemplative [New Age – altered state of consciousness i.e. transcendental meditation] Spirituality – Dr. John Piper, who’s seen as a “pioneer” of this New Calvinism – back in February of this year [2010] Driscoll was a featured speaker, along with CSM teacher Peter Scazzero, at the Radicalis conference put on by Purpose Driven Pope [exercising excessive authority] Rick Warren at his Saddleback Church {Really as others have noted the contemplative meditative spirituality movement is the new circumcision of modern Christianity. In the ancient Church early Christians attempted to focus on circumcision in order to avoid the seemingly unpopular cross and teachings of Jesus Christ. Today modern Christians are contemplating anything and everything in another attempt to distance themselves from the cross (sin nature of mankind) and what they perceive to be unpopular teachings of Jesus Christ all the while neglecting the true Majesty and Glory of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.}

http://apprising.org/2010/05/29/mark-driscoll-and-neo-reformed-new-calvinist-contemplative-spirituality/ Creating Your Own Way To Worship God – Apprising Ministries has shared some concern about this New Calvinism as expressed e.g. by Matt Chandler and particularly Mark Driscoll, founder of Acts 29 Network, in recent posts such as Acts 29 Network And Reformed Counter Reformation Spirituality? and Acts 29 Pastor Matt Chandler On Being A Reformed Charismatic. In my assessment there’s very good reason for concern as these people are rapidly growing in popularity and influence within the younger sector of the Reformed Camp; being blessed as they are by Dr. John Piper, who’s seen as a “pioneer” of this New Calvinism. Then in Spiritual Disciplines According To Martin Luther I connected some more of the dots for you concerning the Acts 29 Church Planting Network itself where you heard from Darren Patrick, its own Vice President, that they are a “neo-Reformed” section of the Emerging Church. Let me be perfectly clear: Acts 29 is most certainly not heretical in its basic theological beliefs. The concern here is the recommendation of a key component that was hidden within the Trojan Horse of the sinfully ecumenical Emergent Church (EC) and its new “big tent” progressive/liberal de-formation of the Christian faith they call Emergence Christianity. This EC-a neo-liberal cult now firmly entrenched within the walls of mainstream evangelicalism-has long been busy now blurring doctrinal lines through their core doctrine of Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) as taught by Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster along with his spiritual twin and Southern Baptist minister Dallas Willard. … Although Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Fellowship in Seattle Washington, is said to have denounced certain aspects of the emergent church, Driscoll is a proponent of the main element behind the emerging church – contemplative prayer. … I previously pointed out in Who Is John Main? this form of “mantra meditation” encouraged by Thomas, and apparently also recommended by Driscoll, is traced to Dom (father) John Main (1926-1982). Main was a Roman Catholic priest and monk of the Order of Saint Benedict (OSB); he’s also universally known by those in the so-called “contemplative tradition” as the man who rediscovered “the practice of pure prayer, or Christian meditation,” using a “holy phrase” also known as a mantra. In 1975 Main “began the first meditation groups at his monastery in London and, later, in Montreal.” … In closing this out, for now, you should understand that what this CSM ends up producing is a sappy, centered on the self, psycho-babble form of Christianity as these mystics “go within” themselves in search of “an authentic self” aka some supposed “true self.” However, at its very core, it ends up a denial of the doctrine of original sin. I find it rather odd that people, who would tell us they are Protestants in line with Reformation theology, would be so quick to recommend this kind of Counter Reformation spirituality to their church planters and to the younger section of evangelicals influenced by this New Calvinism. Fraud Deceit Lies

John Piper – More Details About Our 2010 National Conference – The conference theme is Think: The Life of the Mind & the Love of God – A number of people have asked about John Piper’s decision to invite [purpose driven] Rick Warren – Below is a 12 minute clip from last night’s Ask Pastor John session where he addresses that question and explains why he thinks it will be good for Rick [Warren] to come (Video)

http://www.desiringgod.org/Blog/2323_more_details_about_our_national_conference/ The 2010 Desiring God National Conference will take place, Lord willing, October 1-3 in Minneapolis. The conference theme is Think: The Life of the Mind & the Love of God, and the speakers and message titles are as follows: Al Mohler – “The Way the World Thinks: Meeting the Natural Mind in the Mirror and in the Market Place”; Rick Warren – “Thinking Purposefully for the Glory of Christ: The Life of the Mind and Global Reality”; R. C. Sproul (via video) – “Thinking Deeply in the Ocean of Revelation: The Bible and the Life of the Mind”; Thabiti Anyabwile – “Thinking for the Sake of Global Faithfulness: Confronting Islam with the Mind of Christ”; Francis Chan – “Think Hard, Stay Humble: The Life of the Mind and the Peril of Pride”; John Piper – “Thinking for the Sake of Joy: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God” — John Piper’s Upcoming Leave – By John Piper March 28, 2010 – As you may have already heard in the sermon from March 27-28, the elders graciously approved on March 22 a leave of absence that will take me away from Bethlehem from May 1 through December 31, 2010. We thought it might be helpful to put an explanation in a letter to go along with the sermon. I asked the elders to consider this leave [without pay – but possibly with perks (Per diem – travel, living expences) that can far exceed the regular salary] because of a growing sense that my soul, my marriage, my family, and my ministry-pattern need a reality check from the Holy Spirit. On the one hand, I love my Lord, my wife, my five children and their families first and foremost; and I love my work of preaching and writing and leading Bethlehem. I hope the Lord gives me at least five more years as the pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem. But on the other hand, I see several species of pride in my soul that, while they may not rise to the level of disqualifying me for ministry, grieve me, and have taken a toll on my relationship with Noël and others who are dear to me. How do I apologize to you, not for a specific deed, but for ongoing character flaws, and their effects on everybody? I’ll say it now, and no doubt will say it again, I’m sorry. Since I don’t have just one deed to point to, I simply ask for a spirit of forgiveness; and I give you as much assurance as I can that I am not making peace, but war, with my own sins. … Personally, I view these months as a kind of relaunch of what I hope will be the most humble, happy, fruitful five years of our 35 years at Bethlehem and 46 years of marriage. Would you pray with me to that end? And would you stand by your church with all your might? May God make these eight months the best Bethlehem has ever known. It would be just like God to do the greatest things when I am not there. “Neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth” (1 Corinthians 3:7). I love you and promise to pray for you every day. Pastor John. Fraud Deceit Lies

The question remains: Is this phenomenon of former pastors becoming full-time conference speakers and authors a good thing? Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove suggests it’s not in his new book, ‘The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture’ {Note: there is the added burden that today MUCH of what is passed off to the Christian public as authored works by leading pastors, teachers and leaders is in fact ‘ghost authored’ material and more and more the ‘ghost authors’ of modern Christian material are in actuality New Age authors seeking alternate avenues and venues to saturate their material into. — Also Note: When it comes to the very serious business of adequately Pastoring a diverse congregation of people any ‘one man show’ is a complete no-go! It has been conclusively proven time and again in modern-Christianity to be completely UNNACCEPTABLE and even TOXIC to allow any one person to have the bulk of authority at any Church level. Even the Catholic Pope presides within a careful system of checks and balances.}

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/mayweb-only/28-41.0.html What’s going on? Is the local church becoming the “farm team” for full-time conference and book ministry? Normal pastoral transition, pastoral stress, the personality of church planters, and American culture all probably play a role in these type of transitions. … Third, people who are good at church planting tend to have creative and communication gifts that also make them good writers. Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird write in the 2007 State of Church Planting in the United States, “Aggressive and highly effective church planters tend to be entrepreneurial and find creative means of funding the plant other than with direct assistance from denominational or church-planting agencies.” It is not surprising that the entrepreneurial and creative energies of church planters will sometimes lead them to write books describing what they have learned along the way. Belcher, Chan, Rollins, McLaren, and others were all church planters. So was *Eugene Peterson [scam author of the ‘ghost authored’ and highly New Aged plagiarized ‘The Message’ bible], who left the church he planted after 29 years to become a professor at Regent College in 1991. (Piper’s church has been in existence since the 19th century, but he led it to major growth.) Fourth, American culture expects authors to travel and promote their books through speaking engagements. Outside speaking engagements and further writing often take pastors away from the church they founded. Some pastors, such as Bill Hybels, Rick Warren, Max Lucado, Tim Keller, and Rob Bell, have made arrangements to stay at the churches they founded with other pastors taking on a significant portion of the preaching. … Still, it is problematic for us to judge people from a distance for their [self-serving] vocational decisions. “If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?” (1 Cor 12:17). We should be careful not to assume that these moves are made out of pride. In Sunday’s sermon, for example, Chan was particulary eager to emphasize that he felt God is leading him to greater obscurity, not prominence. But even when prominence does come with these moves, we can all be thankful for good writing and speaking. Maybe God is setting aside some people for these [new apostle] tasks so that the body of Christ might be built up. {It’s highly doubtful that this unbiblical, extremely deceptive and very much a worldly compromised movement could possibly be in any way a valid movement or work of God.} Fraud Deceit Lies

It is only by FAITH in Jesus Christ (His sinless life, His atoning cross, His eternal life resurrection) that a person becomes a Christian – NOT by any kind of personal WORKS, good, bad or otherwise (Holy Bible)

http://www.basicchristian.org/ “John 3:16-21 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son (Jesus Christ), that whosoever believeth [faith] in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name [Person] of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light [Jesus Christ] is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their [works] deeds were evil [selfish]. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light [God], neither cometh to the [True] light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth [Biblical] Truth cometh to the light [God], that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought [made – relationship] in God.” — “Ephesians 2:4-10 But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, Even when we were dead in sins {the sins of Adam and Eve}, hath quickened us together with [Jesus] Christ, by grace ye are saved; And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. **For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: *Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto [God’s] good works, *which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” – Basic Christian Christian Study

The works of God are different from the works of man – The Good Works of God are embodied in the works of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ (Holy Bible)

http://www.basicchristian.org/ “Matthew 16:24-28 Then said Jesus unto His Disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and **take up his cross, and follow Me. *For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life [die to this world] for My sake shall find it [eternal life]. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole [fallen] world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For [Jesus Christ] the Son of Man shall come in the Glory of [God] His Father with His [holy] angels; and **then He shall reward every man according to his [godly – Jesus centered] works [after taking up the cross]. Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man [glorified – Mt. of Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-9)] coming in [displaying] His [righteous] Kingdom.” — “Hebrews 12:2-8 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our [Christian] faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him: For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” — “Hebrews 12:12-17 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame [human good works] be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed [relationship with God]. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently [to God] lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.” — “Hebrews 12:22-25 But ye [disciples] are come unto Mount Sion [Zion – the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ], and unto the city of the living God, the Heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of [holy] angels, To the general assembly and Church of the Firstborn [covered by the blood of Jesus], which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect [complete], And to Jesus the mediator of the New Covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. See that ye refuse not Him [Jesus] that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him [Moses] that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him [Jesus] that speaketh from heaven:” — “Hebrews 12:28-29 Wherefore we [Christians] receiving a Kingdom which cannot be moved [shaken down], let us have grace [individuality], whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire [removing unrighteousness].” – Basic Christian Christian Study

The Dalai Lama is wrong – There is “one truth” behind the “many faiths” and that core truth, he argues, is compassion [good works – i.e. Pastor Rick Warren’s ‘purpose driven’ agenda] – Followers of the Dalai Lama revere him as a reincarnation of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion – So it should not be surprising that he sees compassion at the heart of all religions – Jesus came, according to most Christian thinkers, to stamp out sin and pave the path to [eternal] salvation (humans reconciled back into a (family) *relationship and *fellowship with Holy God) – religion is an immensely powerful force both personally and politically

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/05/26/the-dalai-lama-is-wrong/?hpt=C2 By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN – I am a big fan of the Dalai Lama. I love his trademark smile and I hate the fact that I missed his talks this week in New York City. But I cannot say either “Amen” or “Om” to the shopworn clichés that he trots out in the New York Times in “Many Faiths, One Truth.” Recalling the Apostle Paul-“When I was a child, I spoke like a child”-the Dalai Lama begins by copping to youthful naivete. “When I was a boy in Tibet, I felt that my own Buddhist religion must be the best,” he writes, “and that other faiths were somehow inferior.” However, just as Paul, upon becoming a man, “put away childish things,” the Dalai Lama now sees his youthful exclusivism as both naïve and dangerous. There is “one truth” behind the “many faiths,” and that core truth, he argues, is compassion. Like the Dalai Lama, who writes of how he was influenced by Thomas Merton, I believe we can learn greatly from other religions. I too hope for tolerance and harmony in our interreligious interactions. I am convinced, however, that true tolerance and lasting harmony must be built on reality, not fantasy. Religious exclusivism is dangerous and naïve. But so too is pretend pluralism. The cause of religious harmony is not advanced in the least by the shibboleth that all religions are different paths up the same mountain. If you ask religious universalists what lies at the top of the mountain, the answers they will give you are not one but many … As I argue in my new book, “God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World-and Why Their Differences Matter,” religion is an immensely powerful force both personally and politically. So if we want to understand the world we must understand the world’s religions. This includes reckoning with both similarities and differences, and with the capacity of each of the great religions to do both good and evil. I know that when it comes to the Dalai Lama we are all supposed to bow and scrape. So I am happy to applaud his project to find “common ground” across the world’s religions. But I also know that the Buddha said to worship no man. And I cannot agree with the Dalai Lama’s claim that “the essential message of all religions is very much the same.” The Dalai Lama was doubtless naïve when, as a boy, and before learning about other religions, he arrived at the conclusion that only his religion was true. But it is no advance out of innocence to make the equally fantastic claim that all the religions are at heart vehicles for compassion. If we are to build a world of interreligious harmony, or even a world of interreligious détente, it will have to be constructed on a foundation of adult experience rather than youthful naivete. Christian Study Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback} Calvary Chapel Senior Pastor Chuck Smith now supports Rick Warren [Rick Warren’s good friend (and Saddleback Church attendee) Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News also owns and distributes the Satanic bible, is a leading promoter of evolution and abortion and is also one of the leading distributors of pornographic material throughout the world] – {Note: Chuck Smith seems to think that ‘anything’ he does is a move of the Holy Spirit or is endorsed ‘blessed’ by the Holy Spirit simply because he does it and that is complete blasphemy! Pastor Chuck Smith needs to continually submit himself to the Holy Spirit in the same way and manner as everyone else. There are no special circumstances or special people, even in these End Times [or especially in these End Times], everyone is to be submitted to God at all times and there are no exceptions. Honestly, Pastor Chuck Smith and Pastor Rick Warren seem to think that they have some special anointed ‘secret agent’ End Time calling on their life and are to define and complete the Church and to personally above everyone else ‘deliver the Church personally to God’ as some super servant at the 2nd Coming appearance and return of Jesus and it is certainly not the case. – The Apostle Paul had the calling of Apostle on his life and the Apostle Paul openly and publically declared to everyone his calling [1 Corinthians 1:1] and his intentions within the Church. We now live in days where Church leaders and pseudo Church leaders like Smith and Warren seem to be enacting out a secret fantasy of an End Time calling [that does not exist] with their secret intentions and hidden agendas and it’s not Biblically correct. Secrecy is a deception that is being imposed upon the Christian Church by the leaders of the Church and the Church doesn’t need it or want it. – Also Note: Chuck Smith is always overselling his Calvary Chapel agenda and Rick Warren is always overly aggressive in demanding his agenda and both approaches towards people and audiences are unbiblical.} (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdbxd6dKDxg This video shows the many compromises that Chuck Smith has made, on this one I fear he has gone beyond the pale. Fraud Deceit Lies

Oprah and Julia Roberts Make Push for New Age ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ Summer 2010 Movie – the message in Gilbert’s book ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ is a New Age one that encourages eastern meditation [contemplating that all is one and all is well in this world without the cross and reconciliation of Jesus Christ (no sin) vs. fellowshipping with God in a right relationship of sinful human and loving, Holy God (Isaiah 1:18)] as a way to find peace and fulfillment in life – According to Time magazine, the following people are among the 2008 (100 most) influential people in the world – The ones we have listed all have some connection to promoting the New Age movement: #81 – Rupert Murdoch

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=4529 On May 24th, on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Julia Roberts joined Oprah to promote the upcoming film, Eat, Pray, Love, based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s New York Times Best Selling book with the same name. The movie will be released this summer and will most likely be a box office hit with Roberts starring in the film and Brad Pitt producing. Sadly, the message in Gilbert’s book is a New Age one that encourages eastern meditation as a way to find peace and fulfillment in life. … According to Time magazine, the following people are among the 2008 100 most influential people in the world. The ones we have listed all have some connection to promoting the New Age movement: #1 – Dalai Lama, #3 – Barack Obama, #4 – Hilary Clinton, #22 – Oprah Winfrey, #67 – Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love), #81 – Rupert Murdoch. Fraud Deceit Lies

INFLUENCES: RICK WARREN AND C. PETER WAGNER OF NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION – Simpson reminds us that Warren [purpose driven Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church] “wrote his doctoral dissertation at Fuller Seminary [1993] on his church growth ideas” And after informing us that he has Warren’s “full dissertation in my possession” Simpson then tells us: His mentor was [new apostle reformation heretic] C. Peter Wagner! … You can see this information compiled by Sandy Simpson right here – As far as I’m concerned the ill-advised decision by Dr. John Piper to bring Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren into the Desiring God Conference 2010 [October 1-3 in Minneapolis, MN] as the keynote speaker begins to look even more peculiar – And Warrengate continues to simmer…

http://apprising.org/2010/05/23/influences-rick-warren-and-c-peter-wagner-of-new-apostolic-reformation/ Apprising Ministries points you now to something Christian apologist and missionary Sandy Simpson of the fine online apologetics and discernment ministry (Deception in the Church) was covering back in 2004. As I have said before, Simpson was one of the first to assist me when I first came on the Net in late August of 2005, when he helped draw attention to my early [Apprising Ministries] writings. In an addendum to “The New Apostolic Reformation” [NAR] What is it and where it is going? Simpson tells us about facts “that were obtained after the NAR video series was completed”; he then explains that, “This information is available in the book version of the NAR series.” First Simpson further documents C. Peter Wagner’s Involvement In The Latter Rain: Latter Rain heresy is likened to pioneers making “mistakes”. Latter Rain heretics were only pioneers in the sense of pioneering age old heresies in the 20th century. Heresy is not a mistake, it is a sin, and one we are to reject … Wagner claims God began speaking these Latter Rain things again. Does God [again] speak heresy? … Then in the Rick Warren/C. Peter Wagner Connections, Simpson reminds us that Warren “wrote his doctoral dissertation at Fuller Seminary on his church growth ideas.” And after informing us that he has [Rick] Warren’s “full dissertation in my possession” Simpson then tells us: His mentor was C. Peter Wagner! Here is a copy of the FirstSearch Dissertations Abstracts listing: … You can see this information compiled by Sandy Simpson right here. As far as I’m concerned the ill-advised decision by Dr. John Piper to bring Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren into the Desiring God Conference 2010 as the keynote speaker begins to look even more peculiar. And Warrengate continues to simmer… Fraud Deceit Lies

New Southern California Seminary Founded by Norman Geisler and Joseph Holden in MURRIETA, California – Veritas Seminary is planning their first annual apologetics conference for November 6-7 [2009], featuring lectures by distinguished pastors and apologists including Ravi Zacharias, *Norman Geisler, *Chuck Smith [Sr.], *Ergun Caner [LU], Lee Strobell, Ron Rhodes, Greg Koukl and others

http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/366659986.html MURRIETA, Calif., April 9 [2009]/Christian Newswire/ — Former Dean and President of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES), Norman Geisler, has founded Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California, with co-founder and former SES student, Joseph Holden, who now serves as the seminary’s first president. The founding of the institution has added a classically oriented apologetic curriculum with a strong emphasis on biblical inerrancy to the southern California area that hosts other larger universities such as Biola University, Fuller Seminary, and Azusa Pacific University. The Veritas faculty consists of well-known evangelical scholars and authors such as Randall Price, H. Wayne House, *Ergun Caner, Gary Habermas, Thomas Ice, Ron Rhodes, Arnold Fruchtenbaum and others. — When asked of the need for such a unique seminary President Holden said, ‘I see Veritas Seminary as an answer to the rapid slide away from the classical doctrines of Christianity such as the inerrancy of Scripture, the immutable and timelessly eternal nature of God, and the need to proclaim the gospel to a lost and searching world. In large part this is due to the influence of postmodernism on the thinking on some faculty and students. No longer can we take it for granted that one’s church or school will hold fast to these cherished beliefs. Thus, our focus is not on the academic degree or credential one will earn, the stakes are much higher today, it is on the equipping of the Body of Christ and personal transformation by the Holy Spirit. What is needed today is an academic reformation and spiritual revival.’ Since it’s founding in March 2009, Veritas Seminary has experienced unprecedented support and enrollment by students and faculty seeking a safe learning environment. Holden said, ‘The seminary’s first course, Introduction to Apologetics, was taught by Dr. Geisler to a nearly full classroom of students from diverse backgrounds, all seeking a safe haven from the ideologies that are driving the shift away from sound doctrine.’ Veritas Seminary is planning their first annual apologetics conference for November 6-7, featuring lectures by distinguished pastors and apologists including Ravi Zacharias, Norman Geisler, Chuck Smith, Ergun Caner, Lee Strobell, Ron Rhodes, Greg Koukl and others. For more information concerning Veritas Evangelical Seminary visit www.VeritasSeminary.com Fraud Deceit Lies

Calvary Chapel Bible College located in Murrieta California [since about 1996] – Calvary Chapel Bible College is affiliated with Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa where Chuck Smith [Sr.] is the pastor – All members of the Bible College staff are employees and ministers of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, under the direction of Pastor Chuck Smith and Associate Pastor Brian Brodersen [Note: associate pastor Brian Brodersen is just Chuck Smith’s son in law.]

http://calvarychapelbiblecollege.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18&Itemid=121 Affiliation: Calvary Chapel Bible College is affiliated with Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa where Chuck Smith is the pastor. All members of the Bible College staff are employees and ministers of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, under the direction of Pastor Chuck Smith and Associate Pastor Brian Brodersen. — Letter From The President: God is moving mightily by His Holy Spirit in this generation and we praise Him for His mighty works. As a part of what God is doing by His Spirit worldwide, He has raised up the Calvary Chapel ministries to help feed His people with His Word. At Calvary Chapel Bible College, men and women from all over the world gather together in the beautiful Murrieta Hot Springs oasis of Southern California to study the Word of God with Calvary Chapel pastors. May God bless you richly with His abundant love. Pastor Chuck Smith, President — As the Vice President of the Bible College, Pastor Brian Brodersen works closely with Pastor Chuck and the Bible College Director, Pastor David Shirley to shape the vision of CCBC. Brian has been involved in pastoral ministry for over 20 years. He has served as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Vista in Southern California, and also as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Westminster in London, England. Brian has been extensively involved in missionary work throughout various parts of Europe. Brian is the featured speaker on the Bible teaching program ‘Back to Basics’ as well as the co-host of the live call-in program ‘Pastor’s Perspective.’ Pastor Brian Brodersen, Vice President. Fraud Deceit Lies

Declining donations force churches to adjust strategies – Nearly 40 percent of U.S. churches experienced declines in church giving and offerings in 2009, the second consecutive year of significant funding drop {I think a large part of this besides the economy is that people no longer want to just blanket donate [tithe] to modern 5013c Corporation Churches. People should be very cautious about how they donate to modern Corporation Churches [look how many Christian organizations then used Christian donations to fundraise for Mitt Romney – i.e. Regent University, Focus on the Family, etc.] Christians should primarily donate to a Church or a cause only on a base by base continuance and then only if there is a specific justifiable cause to donate to. It’s just not a good enough cause to donate to overprice building projects and overpriced perks, functions and agendas. – Note: Christian internet ministries are a great place to donate to and support (not at the complete exclusion of the local Church) but it does help to establish needy ministries on the internet. – Also Note: Basic Christian is contemplating doing a whole series [in 2011] on why many current Churches and organizations simply need to fail and why it could be a work of God in His Church if they do fail. Don’t be so quick to financially come to the aid [even at their request] of a failing Church or organization and in so doing making ourselves partakers of their plagues that they have brought upon themselves i.e. (Revelation 2:5) in their disobedience and unfaithfulness towards God.}

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-churches_23met.ART0.Central.Edition1.192ef29e.html Even as First Baptist Church of Dallas launches a $115 million capital campaign, the most ambitious ever for a large Protestant church, congregations across the country struggle to pay everyday bills. Nearly 40 percent of U.S. churches experienced declines in church giving and offerings in 2009, the second consecutive year of significant funding drops, according to the 2010 State of the Plate surveys conducted by the Maximum Generosity ministry and Christianity Today International. After the October 2008 stock market plunge, 29 percent of churches reported declines in giving. In 2009, 38 percent of churches responding to the survey had experienced declines. “What normally happens is a downturn hits churches about six months after it hits everyone else, and it takes about six months after the recovery starts for churches to see that,” said Simeon May, chief executive officer for the Richardson-based National Association of Church Business Administration. “We aren’t seeing much improvement yet.” It’s little wonder, then, that some churches have delayed or postponed capital campaigns and focused instead on “operational giving,” said Joel Mikell, president of RSI Church Stewardship Group of Dallas, which guides 200 to 250 churches through capital campaigns each year. Fraud Deceit Lies

***Highly Recommended – Future Quake 5/24/2010 – The Merging of the [Pseudo] Religious Right and the New Apostolic Reformation (Mp3)

http://revelationsradionetwork.com/podcasts/futurequake.html FutureQuake.com – [Guest] Derek Gilbert, Host of “Peering Into Darkness” and “A View From The Bunker” Radio Shows (www.pidradio.com). [Discusses] “May Day”, and the Merging of the Religious Right and the New Apostolic Reformation – Signs of the Last Days. Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE Fraud Deceit Lies

**Updated – [LDS Mormon] Church-owned Deseret Book stops publishing [late LDS Mormon Apostle] McConkie’s Mormon Doctrine, claiming “low sales” and gets caught lying by [2Utah.com] a local news organization – The paperback version is (Amazon.com) ranked tonight at an incredible #5,657, although it is fluctuating – The book Mormon Doctrine, written by Bruce R. McConkie, is one of the time-honored classics of Mormon literature – Few [LDS] books can match it in endurance or number of copies sold – What’s the REAL reason it was stopped? 1) Tighter [LDS] correlative (committee) control 2) Because of the book’s embarrassing clarity 3) Because of some controversial assertions in the book – Low sales? What a cowardly lie — (McConkie served in military intelligence at Fort Douglas – held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel at his discharge on February 26, 1946, one of the youngest in Army Intelligence to hold that rank – wiki.com) – {Note: modern Evangelical leaders and modern LDS leaders get along so well and work so closely together because honestly they both have so much in common [including lying]. – Seriously both leaders represent themselves at a higher standard of spirituality/anointing than they actually do have and both believe themselves to be the inheritors of special kingdoms. Evangelical leaders (some) believe that they will inherit a Nation State (based on the size of their earthly ministry influence) to oversee during the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ while it is common knowledge that LDS leaders believe that they will inherit their own planet to oversee.}

http://blog.mrm.org/2010/05/mormon-doctrine/ By Aaron Shafovaloff – Church-owned Deseret Book stops publishing & shelving McConkie’s Mormon Doctrine, claiming “low sales”, and gets caught lying by a local news organization (HT: Rob Sivulka of MormonInfo.org). Let me breathe in deeply and exhale loudly on this: LIARS! Bill McKeever observes: Though hardly a scientific analysis, it is curious to note that on Amazon.com Mormon Doctrine still enjoys a moderate sales ranking of 209,180. This is higher than other LDS books that are still in print, including: Faith Precedes the Miracle (#244,876), Answers to Gospel Questions (#700,130), Scriptural Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith (#590,328), Are Mormons Christian? (#659,996), and volume one of the Joseph Smith Papers (#412,561). Update: Bill was looking at the hardcover version. The paperback version is ranked tonight at an incredible #5,657, although it is fluctuating. Update 2: “The book Mormon Doctrine, written by Bruce R. McConkie, is one of the time-honored classics of Mormon literature. Few [LDS] books can match it in endurance or number of copies sold. Perhaps few books, except the scriptures, can match it in the frequency with which it has been quoted in talks and lessons by those seeking to teach gospel principles.” (Joseph Fielding McConkie, The Bruce R. McConkie Story: Reflections of a Son, Deseret Book, 2003, p.182.) Having heard a rumor that this was going to happen about a year ago (a Mormon with a connection to LDS curriculum development said there was a new moratorium on quoting from the book), I personally asked Deseret Book employees in Fort Union (in the SLC area) how well the book sold and they said it sold well. This was also foreshadowed by the removal in the 2009 Gospel Principles of any references of quotes from Mormon Doctrine. What’s the REAL reason it was stopped? 1) Tighter correlative control 2) Because of the book’s embarrassing clarity 3) Because of some controversial assertions in the book – Low sales? What a cowardly lie. As I have written elsewhere, Mormon teaching can sometimes have a “shelf-life”. When Mormon teaching dies, it normally does so though distancing over time, not formal repudiation. Formal repudiation is usually avoided by Mormon leaders. It would highlight the fallibility of church leaders and potentially bring a sensitive, embarrassing issue to light, prompting many to investigate material from earlier [LDS] Church leaders which isn’t faith-promoting. … So I’m not seeing a lot of cause for general [Christian] optimism short of God doing a supernatural work of revival, where [LDS] people are cut to the heart, confessing their sins, spurning false teachers, and worshiping the true God. Fraud Deceit Lies

Dr. Norman Geisler On Ergun Caner by Peter Lumpkins [Apparently it’s not a hoax and Dr. Norman Geisler did author that incoherent rant.] {Note: We live in crucial times and as such it is now time that we REJECT the current Christian pastors, teachers and leaders that are unable or unwilling to accurately evaluate and assess the post 9-11-2001 era of danger, beguile and betrayal that we now exist in. Too many Pastors are still more interested in their own personal agendas, comfort and finances than in spreading the gospel message of Jesus Christ. — Past pastors, teachers and leaders like Chuck Smith Sr. of Calvary Chapel, Rick Warren, John Hagee, Greg Laurie, Skip Heitzig, James Dobson, Norman Geisler, Jerry Falwell Jr., John MacArthur, Rick Joyner, Mark Demoss, Tony Perkins, David Brody, Lee Strobel, R.C. Sproul, Max Lucado and a host of others who consider themselves to be apostles, prophets, teachers and leaders need no longer be taken seriously or even be considered to be viable as a Christian Church authority by those within or without the true Christian Church. It is time to call into question their motives, abilities, agendas and desires that make them unwilling to accurately or faithfully proclaim the trusted Gospel of Jesus Christ!}

http://peterlumpkins.typepad.com/peter_lumpkins/2010/05/dr-norman-geisler-on-ergun-caner-by-peter-lumpkins.html#more COMMENTS: Peter, With all due respect to Dr. Geisler’s acomplishments of years past, I fear this is another of a group of recent statements showing how out of touch he is with present [since 9-11-2001] reality. What have we come to in the evangelical community when fabrications, exaggerations and lies are dismissed and those who expose such things are called “libelous”? I’m sorry, but relying solely on the assessments of men like Elmer Towns and Norm Geisler in a postmodern, digital age is not altogether sound. It would be safe to say that these men spend little or no time on the internet, much less reading blogs, web sites, twitter feeds, etc. The abundance of information today can be overwhelming for those of previous generations. This is not to say that the present environment is better, just VERY different. Moreover, Dr. Geisler is not a completely unbiased source in this matter. Caner is a regular speaker at apologetics conferences held at Southern Evangelical Seminary, founded by Geisler. Futhermore, how is it possible that he able to render summary judgement on this matter by only talking to “Dr. Caner and other principal parties at Liberty”? How can one make a final judgement on a matter by only talking to one side of the matter? What if we applied this same standard in our legal system? What if judges rendered judgement on a case after only speaking with the defendent? This seems grossly biased to me. Lastly, I agree we all should “pray for and encourage our brother”. We should PRAY that DR. Caner will repent of his fabrications and falsehoods. We should ENCOURAGE Dr. Caner to start telling his TRUE testimony: that of a child from a broken him divided between Islamic and secularistic values whom God miraculously and graciously brought to salvation. {Amen!} Fraud Deceit Lies

Norman Geisler Comments on the [LU] Caner Saga – One is immediately struck by the incoherence of the statement – First, we are told Ergun Caner is innocent; then we are told to wait for the findings of the inquiry – We are told asking honest questions of Ergun Caner amounts to a “vicious attack” and that those who have asked these questions are “extremists” guilty of slander and libel, yet, at the same time, we are told that Christians have a bad habit of shooting their wounded – How can we make sense of such contradictory material? {Norman Geisler’s pseudo rant makes Evangelical Christianity look like it is folding and collapsing upon itself like a house of cards stacked from a badly worn deck. – Quick Norman rant some more with your uninformed, biased (see photo) opinions, maybe someone will believe you and support your ridiculous fabrications. Note: if Norman Geisler really did write that statement he is pathetic!} (Photo – Geisler lovingly admiring Caner’s bald head)

http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=3927 My first thought upon reading the statement was, “If Dr. Geisler has talked to Ergun Caner, and can conclude that directly contradictory statements such as “I was born in Istanbul” and “I was born in Stockholm” are merely “ambiguous” statements, then **it is now morally incumbent upon Dr. Geisler, who did not need to involve himself in the matter, to answer the questions that Ergun Caner has so far refused to answer.” If he possesses answers to all twenty two questions I posted earlier, then a moral obligation is upon him to provide these answers to the rest of the world, in light of Dr. Caner’s refusal to do so. He says he is “convinced” of his conclusions. Wonderful! Now he needs to convince the rest of us. Of course, there is reason to be worried about the depth of Dr. Geisler’s knowledge of the situation. Note the inaccuracy of his first sentence. Mohammad Khan is not a “Muslim group,” nor have these “slanderous charges” been generated by anyone other than Ergun Caner. When a speaker produces self-contradictory statements on matters of fact that bear directly upon his self-claimed expertise and then refuses to answer honest questions about why he is contradicting himself, then that person is the source of the problem, not those asking the questions. But we are truly left wondering who these “other extremists” might be. The use of such language as this is highly unwise, given that it only adds to the confusion; it in no way provides clarity. **Dr. Geisler uses two terms that themselves are extremist: libel and slander. Given the nature of the evidence upon which the questions have been based (video recordings, audio recordings, published works, and court documents), this kind of rhetoric is simply reprehensible. This is language meant to inflame, not explain, obfuscate, not clarify. How can questions based upon such clear evidence be identified by such terms? This only adds to the incoherence of the statement. I am sure that if I were to take a few moments to scan through some of Norman Geisler’s works I could find all sorts of statements about the need to be truthful and accurate in our statements. So one is left wondering how Dr. Caner’s “I came here in 1979 from Turkey, trained in the youth jihad” can be made a mere “misstatement” in light of his own confession in 2002 that he had been in Ohio since 1969? Is there something “ambiguous” about claiming to debate Islamic scholars you have never even met, especially in light of the fact that you have not actually debated anyone in that context at all? Of course, this might reflect Ergun Caner’s misleading of Norman Geisler: the leaked memo from Caner to the staff at Liberty partook of the same deception, unfortunately. But Dr. Geisler has shown himself very unwise to make a public statement without explaining the documentation that has been provided. … Likewise the “illegal” question seems to miss the point. Might students at Liberty have a basis for complaint that they came to the [LU] school on the basis of fraudulent claims about Caner’s expertise in apologetics especially those in the “Global Apologetics Program”? Possibly so, but the controversy is over integrity and honesty in the Christian ministry and apologetics. Legal issues [LU – Caner] I gladly leave to others to sort out. Fraud Deceit Lies

Surrendering Your Rights by J. Oswald Sanders (Mp3)

http://www.discipleshiplibrary.com/search.php?a=1&e=1&m=0&p=0&n=0&s=message_title&t=NAME&ss=Sanders&st=speaker_exact&ssf=J.%20Oswald Dr. John Oswald Sanders (17 October 1902 – 24 October 1992) was a general director of Overseas Missionary Fellowship in the 50’s and 60’s while it was still China Inland Mission and authored more than forty books on the Christian life. He became an elder statesman and worldwide conference speaker from his retirement at 65 until his death at 90. Sanders left a promising law practice in his native New Zealand to serve as an instructor and administrator at the Bible College of New Zealand. He later became general director of the China Inland Mission (now the Overseas Missionary Fellowship), and was instrumental in beginning many new missions projects throughout East Asia. – Wiki.com Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE

Basic Christian Theology: Justice – A lack of justice is very difficult on people causing people to suffer mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically – Because injustice is so hard on people it is one of Satan’s main tools to discourage people – The worldly earthly system of governments, law {religion} and business are being influenced by the ruler of this world (Satan) and with Satan’s influence there is a lack of justice – Christians should keep the focus on Jesus to look for true justice – Jesus knows the intentions of every person and is therefore the one true administer of justice

http://www.basicchristian.org/theology.html First Use: Genesis 18:19 For I (God) know him (Abraham), that he will command his children and his household after him and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which He has spoken of him. – “Micah 6:8 He (God) hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God?” Justice is making correct decisions. Since in the world both sin and righteousness exist, God judges with justice (correctness). Justice involves judgment Since there is disobedience justice requires that disobedience not be rewarded but that it will be correctly identified and punished. Justice is First Used in the Bible when the Lord reveals to Abraham that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are about to be judged by God. In justice, God is judging two cities according to their conduct. – “Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” – Throughout the world people can deal with poverty, hunger and a variety of hardships but a lack of Justice is difficult to endure. “Ezekiel 45:9 Thus saith the Lord God; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord God.” A lack of justice is very difficult on people causing people to suffer mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. – Because injustice is so hard on people it is one of Satan’s main tools to discourage people. The worldly earthly system of governments, law {religion} and business are being influenced by the ruler of this world (Satan) and with Satan’s influence there is a lack of real justice. Christians should keep the focus on Jesus to look for true justice. Jesus knows the intentions of every person and is therefore the one true administer of justice. – “Isaiah 42:1-4 Behold My servant (Jesus), whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom My soul delighteth; I have put My Spirit upon Him: He shall bring forth judgment to the gentiles {Jesus will be ruler over the nations}. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause His voice to be heard in the street {Jesus taught, He didn’t shout in the streets}. A bruised reed shall He not break and the smoking flax shall He not quench {Jesus will not kick people when they are down}: He shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till He has set judgment in the earth: and the isles (far places) shall wait for His law.” – Basic Christian Christian Study

{Not Recommended!} Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. appears on ‘Glenn Beck’ TV show [May 19, 2010] – to discuss social justice {Discussing individual social justice (their preferred justice) vs group justice (claiming Obama supports it) but still advocating the falsehood of individual justice. – Note: It is the Juxtaposition of two false premises both individual justice and group justice are false premises within the realm of mankind but both individual justice and group justice are fulfilled eternally within the realm and Kingdom of Jesus Christ (Revelation 21:4, Revelation 22:2). — Man does not make things just or right, only God does (eternally) through the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ!} (Video)

http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=18495&MID=18877 Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell appeared on the “Glenn Beck” TV show on FOX News on Tuesday to discuss social justice and the role of religion in today’s society. He is also scheduled to appear on Friday’s show about revisionist history. Joining Falwell on Tuesday’s program was Peter Lillback, a professor at Westminster Theological Seminary and author of “George Washington’s Sacred Fire.” Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

{Flashback} Walter Cronkite, NWO, WTF – Ocotober 19, 1999: Video clip where Walter Cronkite calls for world government “global justice,” ending National sovereignty, and [only half jokingly] “joining him to sit at the right hand of Satan” as he says himself – Walter Cronkite speaks his mind and “by God he does!” {Cronkite calls every Christian a criminal “that needs to be brought to justice” for desiring the Kingdom of Jesus Christ and not embracing his global government concept.} (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inu9vKXsrFA Comments: It absolutely amazes me that these seemingly educated people are so ignorant. Downright stupid. They talk about ending all wars, when it’s the globalists that cause the wars. They talk about saving the planet when it’s these same people that are the biggest polluters and rapists of natural resources. The same people that hinder technology that would benefit mankind. I suppose that if you don’t get involved in politics you are doomed to be ruled by your inferiors. … If you believe Hermit, giving the power to run the world to a small group of people is a good thing Given the track record of globalists, military industrial complex of starting wars, fixing prices, monopolies, reducing choice it makes no sense to give them ANY power. How do we vote them out, if we disagree. YOU CANT How do you change the leaders YOU DON’T Consolidation of Power to the cabal that financed Hitler, the Communists, C.American dictators ie Rockefeller, P Bush is INSANE. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Videos

Liberty University’s Caner is a Pathological Liar – A university’s main objective should be to exalt, honor and teach the truth – Dishonesty should have no place in the curriculum or faculty of a school of higher learning – Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, has always represented itself as a citadel of truth – But now it turns out that its seminary president, Ergun Caner, is a blatant and pathological liar – I would have expected Liberty University to be humbled and apologetic about the disconcerting discovery of treachery in their midst – How Liberty University handles this issue will speak volumes about the integrity of the school

http://rupeenews.com/2010/05/12/liberty-universitys-caner-is-a-pathological-liar/ “Liberty University will investigate reports that its seminary president has misled the public in his testimony about converting from militant Islam to Christianity, officials of the school in Lynchburg, Va., announced May 10 [2010]. Liberty Provost Ron Godwin is reportedly forming a committee to conduct a formal inquiry into questions surrounding Ergun Caner, president of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, that have circulated on blogs and more recently in media outlets including Christianity Today and Associated Baptist Press.” A university’s main objective should be to exalt, honor and teach the truth. Dishonesty should have no place in the curriculum or faculty of a school of higher learning. Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, has always represented itself as a citadel of truth. But now it turns out that its seminary president, Ergun Caner, is a blatant and pathological liar. I would have expected Liberty University to be humbled and apologetic about the disconcerting discovery of treachery in their midst. However, Elmer Towns, the dean of Liberty University’s School of Religion told reporters that officials had investigated the discrepancies and were satisfied it wasn not an “ethical or “moral” issue. Caner is a transparent liar, he claimed that he grew up as a devout Muslim in Turkey, turns out he was raised in Ohio. “Caner issued a statement admitting to ‘pulpit mistakes’ but insisting he never intentionally misled anyone. Liberty University revised Caner’s online biography to remove references that he was raised in Turkey and has debated leaders of various faiths.” Caner deliberately misled his students, his colleagues and everybody else. It’s not enough for Liberty University to remove his lies [from] their Web site, they need to kick Caner to the curb. Caner needs to apologize to the Muslim community, to Liberty University, and to Christians in general. How Liberty University handles this issue will speak volumes about the integrity of the school. Robert Paul Reyes is a NewsBlaze writer on Politics, Pop Culture and Pointless Pontificating. Contact him by writing to NewsBlaze. Fraud Deceit Lies

James White – A Lament for Discernment – So seeing the “cult of personality” [Modern Evangelicalism] in action at Liberty and in the broader “Baptist” world has been startling to me, I must admit – The utter lack of discernment or the application of fundamental principles of honesty and integrity has truly been disappointing, at best – I cannot help but think, “Well, if this is what the world sees of those who call themselves Christians on a regular basis, it is no wonder our witness is not taken seriously” – the sanctity of the pulpit [is] a place where truth must be supreme in all things {**Note: I just visited the “Standin and prayin for Dr. Ergun Caner” FaceBook page and though it is a good and admirable site and the site is listed as ‘Privacy Type: Open: All content is public’ it looks like whoever is in charge of the page is deleting posts [1 for certain] that are in any way asking for openness and accountability in the Caner situation. This is just not a good trend that is emerging from Caner or LU. – **Update: There is a new post on the FB page that says the page is only for Caner support and that is fine but the page description should probably be re-written from ‘Description: Ok, so if you are reading this you probably know about all the controversy …’ to reflect that it is only a support page instead of mentioning the controversy and then continuing to delete posts that also mention the controversy. **Update: After a flood of posts requesting openness and accountability from the LU faculty the facebook page has now been removed.}

http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=3919 So seeing the “cult of personality” in action at Liberty and in the broader “Baptist” world has been startling to me, I must admit. The utter lack of discernment or the application of fundamental principles of honesty and integrity has truly been disappointing, at best. I cannot help but think, “Well, if this is what the world sees of those who call themselves Christians on a regular basis, it is no wonder our witness is not taken seriously.” This morning I saw quotes scrolling through our chat channel in support of Ergun Caner. I finally jumped in and asked where they had come from. I was directed to a Facebook page titled “Standin and prayin for Dr. Ergun Caner.” As I scanned down the entries the same themes kept coming up over and over again: “Hey, this doesn’t really matter, Dr. Caner is a great guy, he loves Jesus, he’s a great preacher, I’ve had a spiritual experience because of him, so all this other stuff doesn’t matter, and the people attacking him are all jerks.” That was the basic gist of the commentary. There was nothing relevant to the real issues, and, in fact, it seemed like most of those commenting are ignorant of the facts and have only heard second and third-hand reports of what is going on. I did not read all the comments, but in what I did read I saw no one expressing the slightest concern about the Christian witness to Muslims, the integrity of Liberty Seminary, or the university as a whole, or the sanctity of the pulpit as a place where truth must be supreme in all things. It was a paean to the cult of personality in glowing letters. Fraud Deceit Lies

Liberty U. Announces Investigation of Caner Claims – Just last week, Liberty broke its months-long silence with a dismissive waving away of the controversy – Christianity Today magazine reported that Elmer Towns, dean of the school of religion, “says the Liberty board has held an inquiry and directors are satisfied that Caner has done nothing theologically inappropriate” – Furthermore, Towns said, the questions raised about Caner were neither moral nor ethical issues, a claim that had the opposite of its intended effect among Baptist bloggers who had been calling for Caner and Liberty to come clean – But didn’t Towns say that the university’s board had already looked into it? Well, it turns out that the board “inquiry” that Towns described to Christianity Today was just a “passing discussion” at a March meeting of the board’s seminary subcommittee – It “wasn’t an inquiry or anything like that” says Liberty spokesman Johnnie Moore {The shameful conduct, blatant lies and purposeful deceptions surrounding the whole LU Caner scandal are just perplexing.}

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/liberty-u-announces-investigation-caner-claims Submitted by Peter on May 11, 2010 – 11:32am – We recently noted the energetic conversation on Muslim and Christian blogs about documented discrepancies in the dramatic “Jihad to Jesus” life story told by Dr. Ergun Caner, head of Liberty University’s seminary. Just last week, Liberty broke its months-long silence with a dismissive waving away of the controversy. Christianity Today magazine reported that Elmer Towns, dean of the school of religion, “says the Liberty board has held an inquiry and directors are satisfied that Caner has done nothing theologically inappropriate.” Furthermore, Towns said, the questions raised about Caner were neither moral nor ethical issues, a claim that had the opposite of its intended effect among Baptist bloggers who had been calling for Caner and Liberty to come clean. How can publicly and repeatedly lying not be a moral or ethical issue, they asked? Towns’ response also generated a damaging story by the Associated Baptist Press. Early this week, I wrote a piece for Alternet noting that Liberty University had dug in its heels and asking why Caner wouldn’t take advantage of the path from public repentance to redemption that has been well-worn by misbehaving evangelical leaders. Yesterday, Liberty changed its tune and announced that Ron Godwin, the university’s provost, “is forming a committee to investigate a series of accusations against Ergun Caner, president of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.” The brief official statement included a quote from Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. dissing the very bloggers who have documented the holes in Caner’s story. “Liberty does not initiate personnel evaluations based upon accusations from Internet blogs,” Falwell said. “However, In light of the fact that several newspapers have raised questions, we felt it necessary to initiate a formal inquiry.” But didn’t Towns say that the university’s board had already looked into it? Well, it turns out that the board “inquiry” that Towns described to Christianity Today was just a “passing discussion” at a March meeting of the board’s seminary subcommittee. It “wasn’t an inquiry or anything like that,” says Liberty spokesman Johnnie Moore. Liberty says it will complete its investigation by June 30 [2010]. Stay tuned. Fraud Deceit Lies

Huffington Post: Ergun Caner, Ex-Muslim Evangelical Leader, Exposed As Fake – Ergun Caner is one of the most prominent figures in the evangelical movement he is also one of the most deceptive – Today, as president of the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a professor of apologetics, he exhibits tremendous influence in shaping the next generation of evangelical leaders {LU doesn’t want to be accountable to the Christian (bloggers) yet in pointing out the obvious it is the Secular Beast (Revelation 17:16) that will ultimately destroy the Unfaithful Woman (false church) that tries to ride upon the Secular Beast. As LU tries to ride upon the approval of the secular media it is itself being destroyed by those very media sources.}

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/walid-zafar/ex-muslim-evangelical-exp_b_582225.html Ergun Caner is one of the most prominent figures in the evangelical movement. He is also one of the most deceptive. A self-professed Muslim convert to Christianity, Caner plays an important, and arguably dangerous, role in the community. After the 9/11 attacks, when many Americans were searching for answers, Caner stepped up with enthusiasm to present himself as an expert on Islam. He used his own “personal history” (much of it since demonstrated as bogus) to confirm his audience’s deeply-held suspicions about the faith that many of them blamed for the attacks. Today, as president of the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a professor of apologetics, he exhibits tremendous influence in shaping the next generation of evangelical leaders. Fraud Deceit Lies

Mark Hughes gets tased (for real) – Mark is Matt Hughes’ brother [Matt Hughes – is the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter – 9-Time UFC Welterweight Champion] {I posted this (YouTube) link of Mark Huges because bloggers are calling the Tase of Dr. Ergun Caner in the previous ‘Ergun Caner video clips (YouTube)’ post a fake Tase. I agree that the Dr. Caner Tase at Liberty University looks staged “show pony” or maybe he isn’t saying it’s staged (http://echothetruth.blogspot.com/2010/02/brian-brodersen-and-ergun-caner-showing.html). Also some other bloggers that are spoofing Caner and LU are calling Liberty University ‘Fibberty University’ so big problems ahead for the Falwells (Jerry Falwell Jr., Jonathan Falwell), Ergun Caner and the Directors of ‘Fibberty University’ until LU can clean some house, get rid of the fibbers and get back to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. – Oh! Along with getting rid of the Falwells, Caner and some of the Directors, Liberty University will now probably also have to change their name to something new and less tainted by scandal.} (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8CbzCyLeN4 As part of a demonstration for Hillsboro High School students, Mark Hughes agrees to be tazed by the Hillsboro Police Department. Christian Study Christian Videos Fraud Deceit Lies

{Very Interesting!} James White – Once Again, No, No, and Again, No – [LU’s] Dr. Ergun Caner video clips {Dr. Ergun Caner (at 27:00 min) gets Tasered by police – well sort of, it looks staged and phony (not the real voltage-duration) – sort of a familiar Caner style.} (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hif35s7UGtU One other note (as I wait for the video of a portion of today’s DL to finish rendering so I can start uploading it and get the DL blogged at the same time). I was sent a “sermon” from January 17, 2010, called “Rip the Roof Off.” It was another “30 minutes of story telling, 5 minutes on the text” type sermon, but this time there was a twist. This time Ergun said he was converted in a black church. Yes, you read that right, a black church. Now, think for a moment on the description of the pastor of the Stelzer Road Baptist Church that he’s given in other contexts, and ask yourself, did it ever occur to you he was talking about a black church? Me either. Of course, that was just a few days before Ergun appeared on the Calvary Chapel program [The Pastor’s Perspective Radio Show with Brian Broderson on 1/22/10] that led me to post this video, which was the immediate precursor to my discovery of his Shabir Ally fable, and, well, the rest is now history, as they say. I doubt we will be hearing too many more whopper-filled “sermons” like that in the future. Source: aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=3917 Christian Study Christian Videos Fraud Deceit Lies

Slander of the Brethren and Refusal to Repent – In 2006, Dr. Caner said “Calvinists are worse than Muslims” {Is LU’s Dr. Caner purposely fomenting division and causing strife within the Christian Church?}

http://realapologetics.org/the-virtual-hall-of-not-so-real-christian-apologists/ In 2006, Dr. Caner said “Calvinists are worse than Muslims.” Realizing that Calvinists make up a great portion of today’s churches, including most Reformed and Presbyterian denominations, many have stood in shock and given him an opportunity to repent, but Caner will not back down. In fact, this took place on an online Q&A interview on Caner’s own website.

That’s (Yale dropout) Dr. Glenn Beck-Thanks to Liberty University – Saturday morning [May 15, 2010] in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University [LU] conveyed an honorary doctorate in humanities and scientists on [LDS] Mormon conservative media heavyweight Glenn Beck {Wow! – Liberty University has now gone the ecumenical route in a big way! – What will really be interesting is when Glen Beck returns his free Doctorate back to LU because of the taint of the Caner scandal.}

http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/editorial/2604/that%E2%80%99s_dr._glenn_beck%E2%80%94thanks_to_liberty_university/ Breaking into his trademark tears, Beck told the stadium of 8,000 Liberty University grads and 20,000 friends and family members, “as a man who was never able to go to college-I went for one semester but I couldn’t afford any more than that—I am humbled and honored.” Beck immediately offered an apology of sorts for his Mormonism, saying that it was an act of “courage” for the fundamentalist Baptist Liberty University to invite him to speak and that he understood it was “not meant as an endorsement of my faith,” offering instead his own “endorsement of your faith,” emphasizing his personal belief in Jesus Christ, and exhorting the audience to “look to God and live,” a reference to the story of Moses and the brazen serpent (Numbers 21: 7-9). Using research and citation methods that would have earned him a failing grade in any respectable freshman composition class, Beck took a swipe at Barack Obama’s May 1 commencement address to the University of Michigan, suggesting that Obama had discouraged the search for “truth” by describing the incredible availability of information in the digital age as a source of confusion. Beck then described one semester at Yale University, during which an unnamed professor discouraged him from reading an unnamed book and instructed that he instead read another unnamed book, virtually bullying him from the classroom podium to do so. Beck encouraged students to reject the Obama-Yale-information-elite and instead use their “God-given right” on a “Holy Spirit”-led search for truth wherever it might lead…. Fraud Deceit Lies

The End-Times Outpouring of Antichrist by Monica Dennington of TicTocMinistries (YouTube – Video Teaching)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oe4PokAa6U Can we identify where the Holy Spirit is working by looking at where the miracles are “coming down”? When we hear that God is moving in Toronto, Florida, Kansas City, or other places, should we run to see it? When we see a “prophet” doing miracles, should we not flock to get one for ourselves? Join Monica Dennington as she goes straight to Jesus words for the answer to the question, “Is this the End-Times Outpouring?” Christian Study Christian Videos Fraud Deceit Lies

Misty Edwards – As In the Days of Noah – A YouTube Music Video via Conservmom {We are living in times and about to enter times too perilous to place our trust in man or in ministries but we need to simply place our trust and cares in the capable hands of the living, loving, resurrected Son of God the Lord and Savior of all mankind Jesus Christ.} (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/user/Conservmom This is my interpretation of the Misty Edwards song, “As In the Days of Noah” Christian Study Christian Videos Fraud Deceit Lies

***Highly Recommended – (PID) VFTB 046: Jackie Alnor – The Fleecing of Christianity (Mp3)

http://www.pidradio.com/?p=859 FLEECING, in the sense we’re using it tonight, means “skinned alive”. Because that’s what the Enemy is doing to well-meaning brothers and sisters in Christ. Jackie Alnor, founder of Apostasy Alert and author of The Fleecing of Christianity, discusses the false prophets, self-appointed apostles, and lying signs and wonders of the New Apostolic Reformation, and how it’s luring undiscerning believers into an anti-Christian plot to take over the world. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Mp3’s FREE Christian Study

***Highly Recommended – (PID) VFTB 048: Sarah Leslie – False Christs and False Prophets – The *New Apostolic Reformation is lifting up a generation of self-appointed, self-anointed apostles who believe they’re on a mission from God to take over the world {Note: Back in the day (mid-90’s) I read several of the books and bought a few [especially books on prayer by Cindy Jacobs] proposing a modern apostolic movement based on ‘globally’ impacting ministries. The modern definition of a modern apostle being a global ministry and at the time this seemed reasonable to me however after more Bible study it’s easy to see that the modern term for apostle has been redefined. A Biblical Apostle is strictly one of the people [the Apostle Paul being the last Apostle (1 Corinthians 15:8)] who personally witnessed the resurrection of Jesus Christ and who primarily wrote the New Testament scriptures based on the teachings of Jesus from their personal time spent with Jesus. Also Note: A Christian ministry was always intended to have a global impact and regular Christian ministry is mentioned in the Bible apart from any reference to any local apostolic authority or mandate. – Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your [regular Christian] faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. — *No global apostolic mandate is mentioned or referenced here by the Apostle Paul.} (Mp3)

http://www.pidradio.com/?p=875 We’re watching prophecy unfold before our very eyes. The New Apostolic Reformation is lifting up a generation of self-appointed, self-anointed apostles who believe they’re on a mission from God to take over the world. Sarah Leslie of Discernment Ministries, publisher of the excellent Herescope blog, joined us to talk about this movement-its history, its beliefs, and the links between these new apostles, mainstream evangelicals, New Agers, and political power brokers. It doesn’t take a prophecy scholar to see this leading to the one-world church of the Apocalypse. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Mp3’s FREE Christian Study

{Not Recommended!} New Apostolic Reformation and the Faith and Work Movement – Dr. C. Peter Wagner (*Global Harvest Ministries) is an experienced observer of the *global expansion of the 20th Century Church – He speaks and writes mostly as an observer, giving language and logic to assist others in responding to God’s work in the world of *global evangelism – {Note: Previous to the widespread use of the internet (world wide web) the modern definition of a modern apostle was a person with a world-wide (global) ministry or influence. Now with the internet and everyone essentially a modern world-wide apostle [though prayer has always been global because you can always pray for others in distant locations] the definition of a modern apostle seems to have changed again and now it is [as it always was] those who demand, force and coerce others into accepting them in their deceptions and delusions of grandeur.}

http://www.icwm.net/apps/articles/default.asp?articleid=594&columnid=604 Dr. C. Peter Wagner is an experienced observer of the global expansion of the 20th Century Church. After 16 years as a missionary in South America (he served in Bolivia under two different agencies) before he joined the faculty of Fuller School of World Mission (FSWM). He was an early disciple of Donald Mac Gavran and became the heir apparent leader of the Church Growth Movement after his mentor’s death. Dr. Wagner’s career at Fuller ended officially with his retirement after more than thirty years as a professor. He continues to teach occasional courses at FSWM, is the founder of Global Harvest Ministries, The World Prayer Center, The Wagner Leadership Institute, The *International Coalition of Apostles and The Apostolic Counsel of Prophetic Elders. He has long been the recognized leader of AD 2000’s United Prayer Track and the Spiritual Warfare Track as well. His career has been rooted in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, an decidedly non-Charismatic denomination. During his tenure at Fuller, he was a member of Lake Avenue Congregational Church during the leadership of Ray Ortland and Paul Cedar. His openness to spiritual gifts and spiritual warfare developed over a long period of time beginning with the influence of John Wimber. Wimber had been a student at Fuller and later a colleague when Wagner recruited him to became director of the Charles E. Fuller Institute of Church Growth and Evangelism. His convictions and his journey of faith are well documented in over forty best selling books. … I say all this to assert the obvious. In my humble opinion, Dr. Wagner is a professional missiologist par excellence, a global church leader of long standing, an astute and credible observer of church growth and now, as he moves into his 70’s, an active and eager statesman for a large part of the church worldwide. In this latter role, drawing on the skills of his varied career, he has become the champion for a movement he has called, “The New Apostolic Reformation.” Mind you, he is not creating this movement, he is chronicaling it in keeping with his past role as a descriptive teacher of church growth dynamics. But in a more directive way, Dr. Wagner is also cooperating aggressively with what he senses the Lord is doing in the world as the 3rd Millennium begins. The incredible variety of leadership roles he plays offers Dr. Wagner an unusual array of platforms from which to “beat the drum for apostolic reformation” for all to hear. He’s serious about his convictions. Let me summarize my understanding of some of them for those who aren’t yet “in the loop” and who aren’t likely to read the rapidly expanding body of literature describing this phenomenon.

Apprising Ministries: PID RADIO WITH SARAH LESLIE – FALSE CHRISTS AND FALSE PROPHETS – The New Apostolic Reformation is lifting up a generation of self-appointed, self-anointed apostles who believe they’re on a mission from God to take over the world (Mp3 links)

http://apprising.org/2010/05/18/pid-radio-with-sarah-leslie%E2%80%94false-christs-and-false-prophets/ Apprising Ministries is pleased to point you to this program where my friend Derek Gilbert interviews another person I’m blessed to call a friend: Sarah Leslie of Discernment Ministries, publisher of the excellent Herescope blog, joined us to talk about this movement-its history, its beliefs, and the links between these new apostles, mainstream evangelicals, New Agers, and political power brokers. It doesn’t take a prophecy scholar to see this leading to the one-world church of the Apocalypse… We’re watching prophecy unfold before our very eyes. The New Apostolic Reformation is lifting up a generation of self-appointed, self-anointed apostles who believe they’re on a mission from God to take over the world. Recommended reading: Joel’s Army by Jewel Grewe – The Coalescing of the Christian Right with Apostolic Dominionism by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp – The Tea Party’s Strange Bedfellows and What They Believe by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp – May Day Prayers by the Discernment Research Group – You can download and/or listen to this important program right here. In addition, over at the fine website Slaughter of the Sheep Chrystal tells us in her post New Apostolic Reformation: Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries did a one hour program on the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) with guest Mike Oppenheimer of Let Us Reason Ministries on Saturday, May 15, on her Understanding the Times radio program which is one of my favorite radio programs. It covers pertinent information as it relates to the New Apostolic Reformation and C. Peter Wagner’s International Coalition of Apostles… Ingrid Schlueter of the Crosstalk America radio program did a program on May 3rd with guest Sarah Leslie of Discernment-Ministries, Inc., which covered the same topic… Both programs will inform and educate you on the key players of the NAR, as well as the dangerous doctrines they teach. You will find the links to listen to both of these programs right here. Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Mp3’s FREE Christian Study

Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog – Jerald Dirks, the Deen Show, and the Prologue of John (Video)

http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=3916 05/17/2010 – James White – Category: Islam. Christian Study Fraud Deceit Lies

Wikipedia.com: Jerald F. Dirks – Dr. Jerald F. Dirks (born 1950, Kansas) is a former ordained[citation needed] Methodist minister, Muslim convert and popular author of several books on Islam and Christianity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerald_F._Dirks Education: Dr. Dirks enrolled at Harvard College as a philosophy major in 1967. He was named a Hollis Scholar, signifying that he was a top pre-theology student in the college. He worked as a youth minister at a fairly large United Methodist Church during his freshman and sophomore years. He graduated in 1971 and was admitted to the Harvard Divinity School thereafter, from where he graduated with a Master’s degree in Divinity. During his seminary education, he also completed a two-year externship program as a hospital chaplain at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. He also holds a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Denver. … He has published several works on Islam and Christianity in recent years. Fraud Deceit Lies

Jerald Dirks – A Christian Minister’s Conversion to Islam – My preaching began to draw community-wide attention, and before long I was occasionally filling pulpits at other churches, at a nursing home, and at various church-affiliated youth and ladies groups, where I typically set attendance records [then] By age 17, when I began my freshman year at Harvard College, my decision to enter the ministry had solidified – By virtue of my [Harvard] seminary training and education, I knew how badly the Bible had been corrupted and often knew exactly when, where, and why, I had no belief in any triune godhead, and I had no belief in anything more than a metaphorical “sonship” of Jesus, peace be upon him – In short, while I certainly believed in God, I was as strict a monotheist as my Muslim friends

http://www.welcome-back.org/profile/dirks1.shtml It was at this juncture that I began to come into contact with the local Muslim community. For some years before, my wife and I had been actively involved in doing research on the history of the Arabian horse. Eventually, in order to secure translations of various Arabic documents, this research brought us into contact with Arab Americans who happened to be Muslims. Our first such contact was with Jamal in the summer of 1991. … By the last week of December of 1992, I was forced to admit to myself, that I could find no area of substantial disagreement between my own religious beliefs and the general tenets of Islam. While I was ready to acknowledge that Muhammad, peace be upon him, was a prophet of (one who spoke for or under the inspiration of) God, and while I had absolutely no difficulty affirming that there was no god besides God/Allah, glorified and exalted is He, I was still hesitating to make any decision. I could readily admit to myself that I had far more in common with Islamic beliefs as I then understood them, than I did with the traditional Christianity of the organized church. I knew only too well that I could easily confirm from my seminary training and education most of what the Qur’an had to say about Christianity, the Bible, and Jesus, peace be upon him. Nonetheless, I hesitated. Further, I rationalized my hesitation by maintaining to myself that I really didn’t know the nitty-gritty details of Islam, and that my areas of agreement were confined to general concepts. As such, I continued to read, and then to re-read. … Later, when Iman came with my check, I attempted a round-about apology by saying: “I’m afraid I was a little abrupt in answering your question before. If you were asking me whether I believe that there is only one God, then my answer is yes. If you were asking me whether I believe that Muhammad was one of the prophets of that one God, then my answer is yes.” She very nicely and very supportively said: “That’s okay; it takes some people a little longer than others.” … I was a Christian, or so I said. After all, I had been born into a Christian family, had been given a Christian upbringing, had attended church and Sunday school every Sunday as a child, had graduated from a prestigious seminary, and was an ordained minister in a large Protestant denomination. However, I was also a Christian: who didn’t believe in a triune godhead or in the divinity of Jesus, peace be upon him; who knew quite well how the Bible had been corrupted; who had said the Islamic testimony of faith in my own carefully parsed words; who had fasted during Ramadan; who was saying Islamic prayers five times a day; and who was deeply impressed by the behavioral examples I had witnessed in the Muslim community, both in America and in the Middle East. (Time and space do not permit me the luxury of documenting in detail all of the examples of personal morality and ethics I encountered in the Middle East.) If asked if I were a Muslim, I could and did do a five-minute monologue detailing the above, and basically leaving the question unanswered. I was playing intellectual word games, and succeeding at them quite nicely. … Nonetheless, it is a Muslim’s duty to be a good neighbor, and it is a Muslim’s duty to be willing to discuss Islam with others. As such, I accepted the invitation for the following evening, and spent most of the waking part of the next 24 hours contemplating how best to approach this gentleman in his requested topic of conversation. The appointed time came, and we drove over to our neighbor’s. After a few moments of small talk, he finally asked why I had decided to become a Muslim. I had waited for this question, and had my answer carefully prepared. “As you know with your seminary education, there were a lot of non-religious considerations which led up to and shaped the decisions of the Council of Nicaea.” He immediately cut me off with a simple statement: “You finally couldn’t stomach the polytheism anymore, could you?” He knew exactly why I was a Muslim, and he didn’t disagree with my decision! For himself, at his age and at his place in life, he was electing to be “an atypical Christian”. Allah willing, he has by now completed his journey from cross to crescent. … For those contemplating the acceptance of Islam and the surrendering of oneself to Allah-glorified and exalted is He, there may well be sacrifices along the way. Many of these sacrifices are easily predicted, while others may be rather surprising and unexpected. There is no denying the existence of these sacrifices, and I don’t intend to sugar coat that pill for you. Nonetheless, don’t be overly troubled by these sacrifices. In the final analysis, these sacrifices are less important than you presently think. Allah willing, you will find these sacrifices a very cheap coin to pay for the “goods” [72 virgins in heaven] you are purchasing. © 2002 (Abu Yahya) Jerald F. Dirks, M. Div, Psy. D. Reproduced with the author’s permission. Fraud Deceit Lies

[Modern] Apostles, Prophets & The {Legitimate} International Fellowship of Christians & Jews – David Cannistraci wrote “Apostles and the Emerging Apostolic Movement” in 1996 – It is stated that it is, “A Biblical look at Apostleship and how God is blessing His church today” – Bill Bright, David Yonggi Cho, Ted Haggard and Cindy Jacobs are some of the many [modern apostolic movement] endorsers – Cannistraci’s close friend and mentor, C. Peter Wagner, has declared this book to be required reading for all his “Fuller” students – Wagner wrote in the forward of the book of the Postdenominational Movement, that being a world-wide movement that is recognizing the reinstatement of the new apostles as authoritative leadership

http://www.seekgod.ca/apostles.htm David Cannistraci wrote “Apostles and the Emerging Apostolic Movement” in 1996. It is stated that it is, “A Biblical look at Apostleship and how God is blessing His church today.” Bill Bright, David Yonggi Cho, Ted Haggard and Cindy Jacobs are some of the many endorsers. Cannistraci’s close friend and mentor, C. Peter Wagner, has declared this book to be required reading for all his “Fuller” students. Wagner wrote in the forward of the book of the Postdenominational Movement, that being a world-wide movement that is recognizing the reinstatement of the new apostles as authoritative leadership. ‘Inherent in today’s postdenominational churches…are “apostolic networks,’ in which both the gift and office of apostle are recognized and accepted.” … The definition of [modern] apostle within the book is “…one who is called and sent by Christ to have the spiritual authority, character, gifts and abilities to successfully reach and establish people in Kingdom truth and order, especially through founding and overseeing local churches…Apostolic people are Christians who support and participate in apostolic ministry, but are not actual apostles…people work with apostles to reach the lost through dynamic outreach, church planting and nurturing. Apostolic churches…recognize and relate to modern-day apostles…The apostolic movement is the Holy Spirit’s worldwide activation of apostles and apostolic people to come together as a part of a great revival on earth….a restored function of New Testament apostles is not only important it is critical…’ Excusing the failure of people like William Branham, “who appears to have become deluded near the end of his life…” Cannistraci states “apostles are primary in the Body of Christ, they are only human and as such they will be imperfect and fallible…” That is no different than Rick Joyner declaring God’s prophets to have the normal acceptable error in predictions anywhere from 10-90%. Not unlike the Catholic church and “fathers”, the author presents the concept of apostles taking on a fatherly role. … Since people like Rick Joyner and others like him are considered by many to be Apostles, are we now to call him our spiritual father? In 1986, the ever ecumenical Oral Roberts, considered the apostle of healing, formed the International Charismatic Bible Ministries (ICBM.) ICBM advertises last years Conference audio and videotape which shows speakers/video workshops to have included “Bill Basansky & Rodney Howard-Browne” teaching, “Church Growth/Home Cell Ministries” and Oral Roberts & Benny Hinn working together. Their new conference is slated for June 20-22, 2000. Their slogan has been “Love and Unity through Signs and Wonders.” The ICBM conducts “leadership conferences,” and is a “coalition of charismatic leaders,” many of whom are dominionists. While noting that the names change occasionally Al Dager cited an Ad for Charismatic Bible Ministries, in Charisma, May 1987 showing that the original officers and trustees were: Oral Roberts* – Chairman; Ken Copeland* – Secretary; Jack Hayford* – Vice Chariman; Billy Joe Dougherty* – Treasurer; Paul Yonggi Cho-International Honorary Chairman; Executive Committee Members: Charles Green, Marilyn Hickey, Karl Strader. Fraud Deceit Lies

Listen America! by Jerry Falwell (book – 1981) – Falwell preaches a narrowly defined version of the Christian faith – Throughout his career, *Falwell [Sr.] has tried to present himself as a sort of modern-day prophet – [modern-day prophet, modern-day apostle or (NWO) False Flag ops specialist?] {Not Recommended!}

http://www.amazon.com/Listen-America-Jerry-Falwell/dp/0553149989 This review is from: Listen, America! (Hardcover) — First published in 1980, “Listen, America!” by Jerry Falwell is a political manifesto of the so-called “Christian Right.” “Listen” is basically a diatribe against the various groups whom Falwell despises: humanists, feminists, gay rights activists, much of the music and television industries, etc. Through it all, Falwell preaches a narrowly defined version of the Christian faith. The only good thing that can be said about “Listen, America!” is that it’s a pretty clear and concise example of essential Christian Right thought. Falwell praises or quotes other right wing figures like Phyllis Schlafly and Jesse Helms. He reviews American history through a distorted, one-sided lens; in his efforts to depict the United States as a Christian nation, he fails to acknowledge the full theological and philosophical diversity of the nation’s founders. He insists on a simplistically literalistic reading of biblical passages. Falwell found himself the object of much scorn after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — attacks which brought devastation to New York City and Washington, DC. After that horrible tragedy, Falwell publicly blamed pagans, feminists, civil libertarians, gay activists, and others for allegedly bringing divine wrath on the U.S., and thus helping cause the attack. This cruel and insensitive rant outraged an already hurting nation, and greatly discredited Falwell. But his comments should not really have surprised anybody; he had made similar intolerant statements 20 years earlier in “Listen, America!” Throughout his career, Falwell has tried to present himself as a sort of modern-day prophet. But “Listen, America” reveals him to be someone who is totally out of step with the true Christian prophets of the 20th century: individuals such as Thomas Merton, John McNeill, and Martin Luther King, Jr. While interesting as a historical document, “Listen, America!” is an ugly, mean-spirited book. Fraud Deceit Lies

Dispute over theology, background led to Caner probe – Liberty University did not publicly respond to the [Christian] bloggers’ allegations for most of this year, regarding them as the outgrowth of “a theological dispute” spokesman Johnnie Moore said {Note: Liberty University has placed themselves in the ridiculous position of valuing secular media and opinions over that of the cares and concerns of Christians. The Caner mess is so unsightly and so sticky that I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Jerry Falwell Jr. have to depart Liberty University as well as Caner just to begin to rebuild trust and faith in Liberty University as a Christian institution.}

http://www2.newsadvance.com/lna/news/local/article/dispute_over_theology_background_led_to_caner_probe/27044/ When Liberty University begins the investigation it announced last week into the background of Ergun Caner, president of its [theology] seminary, the panel doing the work could explore several questions. Where did Caner grow up – in Ohio or in Turkey? When did he come to the United States – as a teenager as he has said, or at age 4 as his parents’ divorce documents indicate? Did Caner have a nominal Muslim upbringing, or was he raised in Islamic jihad, “trained to do that which was done on 11 September” as he told an audience in Jacksonville, Fla., in November 2001? Did he formally debate scholars of other faiths, including Islam, as his online biography once claimed? … Last Monday, the university posted this notice: “Liberty University Provost Dr. Ron Godwin is forming a committee to investigate a series of accusations against Ergun Caner, president of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. “The Internet allegations have questioned public statements Caner has made regarding the details of his personal life story.” Caner, who joined the seminary’s faculty in 2003 and became its president in 2005, posted this comment later in the week: “I am thrilled that Liberty University is forming this committee, and I look forward to this entire process coming to a close.” In February, Caner posted on his website a response to blog comments, acknowledging the questions and saying, “every minister has made pulpit mistakes.” He also said, “I have never intentionally misled anyone.” The earliest blog posts came from advocates of Calvinism, a strict view of salvation that Caner openly opposed. … Ergun Caner gave vivid accounts of his Muslim upbringing to church audiences in Florida and Texas shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. “I was raised as a Sunni Muslim” in Europe, Caner said at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., according to a recording of his talk there on Nov. 20, 2001. “I was the son of the muezzin, the one who does the call to prayer at the top of the minaret,” Caner said, describing himself as being similar to a “preacher’s kid.” “May I submit to you, until I was 15 years old I was in the Islamic youth jihad. And so until I came to America; until I found Jesus Christ as Lord, I was trained to do that which was done on 11 September. As were thousands of [Shiite Islam – not Sunni Muslim] youth {Caner claiming to be Sunni and falsely claiming to have been trained for jihad against the U.S. and against the West is probably a part of a FALSE FLAG OP blaming Sunni Islam when it is Shiite Islam that is really being NWO trained, equipped and financed to commit jihad. Caner [and his brother Emir] are probibaly planted and conducting FALSE FLAG OPS ultimatly (causing friction and distrust) against Christians and Jews and the OP is based and operating (aided by the Falwell’s) from within Liberty Univeristy.},” Caner said on the recording. … Caner’s academic specialties include apologetics, a branch of theology that seeks to defend or prove the divine nature of Christianity. That specialty apparently led Caner into exchanges with theologians who argue in support of Calvinism, which takes a stern view of how people are destined for salvation. Some participants in those discussions, including James White, a Calvinist theologian, then challenged Caner’s online biography. As of last July, the biography said Caner had debated “Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus and other religious leaders in 13 countries and 35 states.” Those statements have since been removed from the online biography. In addition, in his February statement, Caner admitted, after an accusation from White, that he had incorrectly named a Muslim scholar as someone he had debated. Calling White’s accusation “a legitimate complaint,” Caner said in his statement, “Sin is sin, and if I am dumb enough to say something like that, I should be man enough to deal with it and never make such a grievous error again.” Fraud Deceit Lies

Point of View: Why Glenn Beck is wrong for [LU] Liberty University’s [2010] commencement – For those who may not be aware, Liberty University [Jerry Falwell – Jerry Falwell Jr.] in Lynchburg, Va., which has consistently been known for its strong conservative and Christian values as a Baptist school, has invited political talk show host Glenn Beck to give the commencement speech to its graduates this week – On the surface that may not seem alarming to many since he is [a fake – Fox News – Rupert Murdoch] conservative – But given the fact he is a [LDS] Mormon there ought to be red flags and sirens going off all across Christian circles

http://www.gofbw.com/blog.asp?ID=11705 Article Date: May 14, 2010 For those who may not be aware, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., which has consistently been known for its strong conservative and Christian values as a Baptist school, has invited political talk show host Glenn Beck to give the commencement speech to its graduates this week. On the surface that may not seem alarming to many since he is conservative. But given the fact he is a Mormon there ought to be red flags and sirens going off all across Christian circles. As a Florida Baptist pastor who is a part of this graduating class, I felt compelled to speak out in regards to my disappointment because this is a huge deal to me. I do want to say how much I enjoyed the excellent professors and the great education I received at the seminary – a division of LU. I also want to say how kind Jerry Falwell Jr., chancellor of Liberty, was to me when I met him. This is not a slap against the professors or against anyone’s integrity, but a real concern about what seems to me is a great lack of discernment from the school’s leadership. It seems that the leadership’s decision in this matter gives the impression that it is more committed to conservatism than the Gospel. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened at Liberty and I am perplexed as to why it seems more are not as equally alarmed. I have no beef with Glenn Beck as a person, but I certainly do with his religious beliefs. Why does Liberty not invite a Christian? If they want a famous Christian, why not Coach Tony Dungy, Mike Huckabee, or movie star Kirk Cameron. I am sure Franklin Graham or Tim Tebow would have loved to come. It is unique how Liberty which was once seen as a bit legalistic in the eyes of many is now beginning to shift the opposite way. Could you imagine a SBC seminary inviting a Mormon to speak at its commencement? I highly doubt it. If you were under the impression Mormonism is a Christian group you are greatly mistaken. Mormonism is a polytheistic religion which believes Mary had sex with one of their gods and became pregnant with Jesus. They do not believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone or many other critical truths of our faith. Christians sadly have more in common with Muslims if you really get down to it since at least they are monotheistic – and we know how far from the truth Islam is. I must say how shocked and disappointed I was when I arrived for the commencement ceremonies to discover that a man who is not committed to the Gospel was speaking to a group of graduates who have committed verbally that they are. If I were a student at BYU I would expect it, but not at Liberty. Let’s not fall into the trap that conservatism is the greatest need in America. I consider all the men I have met at Liberty as brothers, but am very concerned about the future of the school. If Liberty is doing this because they are trying to build bridges to reach out to the lost community I applaud their hearts, but this isn’t the right avenue. It is time for Liberty to get on track and make sure they send a clear message to the world that their commitment is first to the Gospel. ~ Ryan Begue is the founding pastor of First Baptist Church in Esto, a congregation he planted in 2003. He is being awarded the Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary during commencement exercises on May 15 [2010]. Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback 2007} Regent University [Pat Robertson] in Virginia Beach, Va. – students upset at Romney’s choice as [commencement] speaker – his Mormon faith clashes with the school’s bedrock evangelical Christianity – “What we’re against is the fact that Mormonism is on the complete opposite end of the spectrum from Christian values and what we believe” {A guest speaker is one thing and a commencement speaker is another. A commencement speaker is who you want your students to emulate as an example. The Mormon Mitt Romney like other Mormons likely believes that ALL contemporary Christians are eternally damned (diminishing the blood of Jesus) and headed to hell, or to a third heaven or forever to be servants to obedient Mormons or something similar. Pat Robertson needs to explain this decision!}

http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=120422&ran=110486 VIRGINIA BEACH – Selecting presidential candidate Mitt Romney as its May commencement speaker has riled some of Regent University’s students and alumni who say his Mormon faith clashes with the school’s bedrock evangelical Christianity. “What we’re against is the fact that Mormonism is on the complete opposite end of the spectrum from Christian values and what we believe,” said Doug Dowdey, a Virginia Beach pastor who said he graduated from Regent’s divinity school last year. The controversy over Romney’s visit has bubbled for two weeks among students, spilling onto Regent’s internal electronic bulletin board, “The Branch.” Scores of e-mails on both sides of the debate have been posted, a student said. Pat Robertson, the Christian broadcaster who is Regent’s founder and chancellor, invited Romney to be the keynote speaker, said Sherri Stocks, a Regent vice president. Romney is the former Republican governor of Massachusetts. Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback 2007} PAT ROBERTSON’S REGENT UNIVERSITY INVITES MORMON MITT ROMNEY! – they (Christians) will start wondering whether supporting the religious right leaders who have been taking them down this path for over 25 years was EVER the right thing to do – You know, whether it was EVER God’s Will

http://healtheland.wordpress.com/2007/03/08/pat-robertsons-regent-university-invites-mormon-mitt-romney/ See what people who are dancing with the mammon (money and power) demon are capable of. The Bush presidency and the Iraq War has been really harmful for the GOP and ESPECIALLY the religious right, and they know that if a Democrat gets into office (or worse, if a GOPer gets in without their at least PRETENDING to be kingmaker), then they will be to the GOP what, well, we blacks are to the Democratic Party! They will be out of power for good after having accomplished ABSOLUTELY NOTHING despite all those years of getting their parishioners to contribute money and volunteer for campaigns. And you know what will happen then? All of those parishioners who fill their suburban megachurches, send their kids to their colleges (LIKE REGENT UNIVERSITY, WHERE MORMON MITT ROMNEY IS GOING TO SPEAK!), and support their political and TV networks will start to wonder exactly why they spent all of their resources on trying to change laws through politics and the ballot box rather than trying to change hearts with the gospel, and then they will start wondering whether supporting the religious right leaders who have been taking them down this path for over 25 years was EVER the right thing to do. You know, whether it was EVER God’s Will. Fraud Deceit Lies

LU officials to investigate Caner’s background claims – Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary president [since 2005] (Dr.) Ergun Caner faces an inquiry by LU officials after bloggers and others expressed doubts about his background – The controversy focuses on whether Caner was raised in Turkey and in the Muslim faith until age 17, as he has been recorded as saying in remarks to large church congregations in Florida [First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida] and Texas [First Baptist Church of Dallas, TX – Metropolitan Baptist Church of Houston, TX – Castle Hills Baptist Church of San Antonio, TX – Green Acres Baptist Church of Tyler, TX – source: erguncaner.com/home/schedule/events.php] in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York – Divorce documents cited by at least one blog, and obtained from a Columbus, Ohio courthouse by The News & Advance, indicate Caner was born in Sweden and moved with his father and mother to the United States about four years later {Note: Back in 2007 the Basic Christian Ministry (unaware of his Liberty University ties – though it would not have mattered) linked to one of Dr. Ergun Caner’s online (GodTube) Testimonies – he seems like a great guy with a genuine concern for both Christians and Muslims however there is just no way that Caner has the background and the education necessary to so quickly become President of Theology at Liberty University and his direct placement in that position is suspicious [his brother, Dr. Emir Caner, is the President of Truett-McConnell College, a Baptist college in Georgia – erguncaner.com/biography]. — This bizarre story [involving Christianity Today magazine as the major catalyst of events] just seems to have (NWO-CIA) planted ‘sleeper agent’ written all over it!}

http://www2.newsadvance.com/lna/news/local/article/lu_officials_to_investigate_caners_background_claims/26872/ Liberty University will investigate whether Ergun Caner, president of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, actually has all of the Muslim background that he has described in some of his speaking engagements around the country. Liberty University described Caner as a converted Sunni Muslim and immigrant from Turkey when it named him head of the seminary in 2005, according to News & Advance files. For several weeks, bloggers who claim either Baptist or Muslim connections have expressed doubts about Caner’s testimony. … The controversy focuses on whether Caner was raised in Turkey and in the Muslim faith until age 17, as he has been recorded as saying in remarks to large church congregations in Florida and Texas in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York. Divorce documents cited by at least one blog, and obtained from a Columbus, Ohio courthouse by The News & Advance, indicate Caner was born in Sweden and moved with his father and mother to the United States about four years later. Caner’s parents separated a few years after they moved to Ohio. His father, by mostly undisputed accounts, was a Muslim. However, courts awarded custody of the three Caner children to their mother. Ergun Caner became a Christian in his late teens, according to most accounts. Christianity Today last week became the first mainstream news outlet to report the controversy about Caner’s Muslim background. In that report, the magazine quoted Elmer Towns, dean of LU’s School of Religion, as saying the university’s board of directors declined to take public action against Caner after bloggers raised doubts about the seminary president’s descriptions of his childhood as a Muslim. A call to Towns was returned Monday by Moore, who said the investigative committee was being formed because the mainstream media was starting to ask questions. “The provost is going to put together a committee of people, internal and external,” Moore said. “They are going to look at all of the accusations, one by one, and make a determination of the legitimacy of the accusations. “The deadline is June 30,” for the committee’s report, Moore said. “That is the end of the fiscal year, and that just seemed like a good target.” … Moore also provided more details about the LU board’s look at the controversy during its annual meeting in March. “The board at Liberty had a passing discussion (about the Caner controversy) during its annual board meeting; it wasn’t an inquiry or anything like that,” Moore said. He added that the discussion occurred within the board’s seminary subcommittee and not before the full board. “Before the Christianity Today article, it was just a few blog accusations,” Moore said. “This will be a formal investigation.” Fraud Deceit Lies

Liberty U. [Baptist College] to investigate alleged untruths by seminary president – Liberty University will investigate reports that its seminary president [Dr. Ergun Caner] has misled the public in his testimony about converting from militant Islam to Christianity – James White then was contacted by Mohammad Khan, a 22-year-old Muslim college student in London, who made a series of videos on his laptop computer accusing Caner of misrepresenting Islam in order to make Muslims look bad – Some Baptist bloggers accused Caner of giving Christianity a bad name by deliberately misrepresenting his testimony – Caner issued a statement admitting to “pulpit mistakes” but insisting he never intentionally misled anyone

http://www.abpnews.com/content/view/5134/53/ LYNCHBURG, Va. (ABP) — Liberty University will investigate reports that its seminary president has misled the public in his testimony about converting from militant Islam to Christianity, officials of the school in Lynchburg, Va., announced May 10. Liberty Provost Ron Godwin is reportedly forming a committee to conduct a formal inquiry into questions surrounding Ergun Caner, president of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, that have circulated on blogs and more recently in media outlets including Christianity Today and Associated Baptist Press. “Liberty does not initiate personnel evaluations based upon accusations from Internet blogs,” said Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr., breaking weeks of silence amid criticism from both Christian and Muslim bloggers. “However, in light of the fact that several newspapers have raised questions, we felt it necessary to initiate a formal inquiry.” The author of books including Unveiling Islam: An Insider’s Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs, which he co-wrote in 2002 with his brother, Caner has been quoted in Baptist and secular media as an expert on Islam. But discrepancies in biographical information he has provided in sermons — many recorded — preached over the years have caused some to question his credibility. Some are questioning even his basic testimony of converting to Christianity from a devout Sunni Muslim background — which has been held out by many Southern Baptist and other evangelical leaders in recent years as an illustration of Christ’s power to save anyone. … Caner issued a statement admitting to “pulpit mistakes” but insisting he never intentionally misled anyone. Liberty University revised Caner’s online biography to remove references that he was raised in Turkey and has debated leaders of various faiths. Liberty officials initially sought to downplay the controversy. Elmer Towns, co-founder — along with the late Jerry Falwell — of Liberty University and dean of its School of Religion, told Christianity Today that officials had investigated the discrepancies and were satisfied it was not an “ethical” or “moral” issue. Fraud Deceit Lies

The following is a critique of the article, Smith and Calvary Chapel: Evangelicalism was started with the goal of saving the world, but {by its various and many compromises, shortcomings and infiltrations by non-Christians} it helped usher in the [very] apostasy that we are [now] living in

http://www.freeworldfilmworks.com/dov-smithcult2.htm The following is a critique of the article, Smith and Calvary Chapel: Evangelicalism was started with the goal of saving the world, but it helped usher in the apostasy that we are living in. The supposed (worldly) success of big named evangelical preachers like Billy Sunday, Dwight Moody, R.A. Torrey, Charles Fuller, and Billy Graham sucked thousands of bishops into their movement. They saw some success and thought their efforts would bring world wide revival. This revival movement has been a major cause of the apostasy we are living in. Their limited success led them to believe nothing could stop them. They rejected the clear teaching of the Scriptures that just prior to the Second Advent of YAHSHUA there would be the apostasy (2 Thes. 2.3; 2 Tim. 4.3,4). They propagated the idea that there would be a world wide revival prior to the Lord’s return and ignored everything except evangelism. Their arrogance ushered in a time of great ignorance of the Scriptures among believers. The bishops (pastors) that joined the revival crusade neglected discipleship and left the people they saved in a permanent state of infancy. Few bishops taught anything more than the basic doctrines and they preached mostly salvation messages. The only ones who grew in knowledge and faith were men who sought to be bishops. This situation has not changed since the first days of the revival movement and it never will. It is too easy for bishops to preach boring {or worldly} sermons and do little else. It is much easier to do that than to personally teach the Scriptures to every member of their flock (I Tim. 4:6,11,13-16; 5:17; 6:17-19), exhort them (2 Tim. 4:2; Titos 1:9; 2:15), watch over them (Heb. 13.17; I Peter 5.1), enable them to exercise their gifts for the common good (Rom. 12:6; I Cor. 12:7), train them to be able to “be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks” them “to give the reason for the hope that” they “have” (I Peter 3:15), teach them to obey civil authorities, do good deeds and not slander anyone or be contentious (Titus 3:1,2,14), train young men to be bishops (2 Tim. 2:2; 3:16,17), and to refute and correct those who contradict their teaching (2 Tim. 2:25; 3:16,17; 4:2; Titus 1:9,13; 2:15) or continue in sin (I Tim. 5:20). The founders of the pentecostal/charismatic movement also thought they would save the world through the power of the HOLY SPIRIT and they rejected the clear teaching that there would be a great apostasy among true believers in the last days. They perverted the Gospel teaching people that unless they had a supernatural experience they were not born from above or were second class believers. Virtually everyone in that movement is convinced that their experiences prove they have been born from above. They focus on experience and neglect the study of the Scriptures which is vital to spiritual growth (Acts 17.11). Their primary goal is to get high on the “supernatural” and tell others they can have the same experience. In some of the most corrupt branches of the pentecostal/charismatic movement, salvation through “Jesus Christ” is secondary. The churches embracing the latest charismatic fads — laughing, barking, growling, shaking — spend most of their time putting on carnival style shows and neglect Bible teaching altogether. Chuck Smith saw the aberrations emanating out of the charismatic movement and backed away from the practice of exercising the sign gifts in public services. He no longer allows any sign gift to be used in a worship/teaching service and he put an end to the use of them in all church services. I applaud him for this, but he has a long way to go. He needs to concentrate on teaching small groups and back away from preaching to large audiences. He knows this, but if he were to do this he would lose most of his flock and his financial support. I don’t think he or any bishop of a mega-church has the courage to do what is right and forget about being famous and wealthy. Had he concentrated on discipleship rather than evangelism he would have started a true world wide revival and his disciples would have led millions to the Lord. Instead he went the way of the revivalists and raised up hundreds of disciples who have led millions to believe they are saved when they are not. Unfortunately, the love of fame and money motivates bishops of most assemblies no matter the size. They think bigger is better and do not realize their top priority should be the spiritual welfare of their flock. Most of the Reformed assemblies have stayed with teaching the Scriptures and have not been swept away with the revival movement, yet some Reformed bishops have fallen prey to revivalism and the mega-church syndrome. The charismatic/pentecostal movement is another major cause of the apostasy we are living in. The revivalists of all persuasions are the primary cause of the apostasy of the last days and few of the people in those movements are truly born from above. I do not say this lightly. It is based on my experience in both groups. I have met only a handful of men and women among the thousands I have known that had any desire to study the Scriptures and fewer still who actually knew more than the elementary teachings of the faith. Only a handful have been able to share a testimony that showed that understood salvation and had trusted YAHSHUA of Nazareth to save them. I must remind everyone who has been caught up in the pentecostal/charismatic movement that YAHSHUA (Jesus Christ) prophesied about pentecostals and charismatics: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in Heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles.’ And I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.'” (Matthew 7.21-23). There is no way to reverse the apostasy, but every believer who is aware of this has the duty to warn others and encourage them to study the Scriptures. Since few bishops will take the time to teach the flock it is up to those who know the Word to disciple people one-on-one and the few who are qualified should start local assemblies. {Note: Join a Church and also a separate fellowship (try to regularly attend two different Church fellowships i.e. a larger Church and a smaller Church to help balance your Christian walk) also you can discuss with each group what is going on at the other Church to help maintain your discernment, and provide both edification and accountability for each Church – this will go a long way to providing you with a fuller Christian environment with more diversity and more opportunity in places where you feel comfortable to do the best you can to fellowship, contribute and mature personally in the love of Jesus Christ.} Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Study

Calvary Chapel Visitor Comments – The Ross Institute Internet Archives for the Study of Destructive Cults, Controversial Groups and Movements

http://www.rickross.com/reference/calvary/calvaryvisitor.html “I also recently left Calvary Chapel…I discerned for two years that the place was not right but always thought it was in my head. Until others from the church were leaving and I found your website…What complete deception!…I would sit there in complete disbelief, but the Holy Spirit kept prompting me to leave, thank God I left.” — “I attended a Calvary Chapel for a number of years in another state before marrying and moving to my current location. The experience I am having now is completely different and most upsetting. The pastor runs the church like a ‘one man show.’ Many precious Christians with various gifts are not being given the opportunity to use them. The ‘board’ is in name only and the financial affairs are handled by the pastor’s buddy. Only the two of them ever see the books. Nor is there ever a meeting, discussion or vote on how funds are spent. Actually no one has a clue what’s going on. The pastor and associate pastor are also business partners. I’m sick about all this, but what can you do when the pastor runs a church like a dictator except get out?” — “The personality of the senior pastor is the main driving force of the individual congregations. Nepotism runs rampant. I guess the age-old adage of, ‘it’s not what you know, it’s whom you know,’ radiates through the vast majority of Calvary Chapels.” — “I just read some of the material on your site about Calvary Chapel and was surprised to suddenly realize that there are others out there who have come to the same conclusions about it that we my husband and I have as former members. Although they preach grace, they bring condemnation for everything–from soup to nuts. They are the Calvary Chapel denomination, as much a denomination as the Presbyterians or the Baptists. We would not call Calvary Chapel a ‘cult’–but perhaps leaning that way in some respects”. — “I would like to thank you for including Calvary Chapel within your Web site. Your doing so has become a major milestone in my recovery from our 12-year involvement with that organization–half of those as leaders. I have been unable to describe our experience with anyone, because Calvary has such a good surface reputation that I figured I would just be labeled as someone with a personal axe to grind. Our former Calvary pastor has blacklisted us with other churches and spread malicious lies about us among the congregation, which I have felt powerless to counter. For four years I have virtually hidden myself in my house or escaped by doing the shopping out of town–alienated, distrustful, and full of the fear of running into the pastor and members of the church. Now, through your Web site I have the beginning of an explanation for others–who in our small town, ask me why we left. Our Calvary Chapel scored 90% on your ‘Warning Signs’ ‘Unsafe Group/Leader’ checklist and 90% on your ‘People Involved with an Unsafe Group/Leader’ checklist. This month I have gotten the courage to seek professional counseling. Thanks again. Don’t let anyone ever talk you into taking Calvary Chapel off of your Web site.” — “I am presently a student at an accredited school of theology. I was involved with the Calvary Chapel movement for a number of years. I have grave concerns about Chuck Smith’s teachings. He makes it sound as if Calvary Chapels are non divisive and believe only the Scriptures, but then sets up the leaders of the Calvary movement as the sole judge of truth. This is apparent from the last page of his pamphlet entitled ‘Calvinism, Arminianism, and the Word of God.’ He makes it sound as if he can judge true doctrine based on his assessment of a person’s attitude.” — “My wife and I are born again Christians and have not left the faith because of our experiences, but have certainly modified our thinking in some ways so as to not fall prey to these so-called men of God again. I cannot say enough about what an evil philosophy this so called church lives by. I think that you should actually have more about what exactly their guru Chuck Smith actually teaches. You will find that it is a far cry from orthodoxy where Christianity is concerned.” — “Thank you, for providing a site where people with questions can seek answers. In my quest to resolve ongoing mental and emotional pain I have always suspected Calvary Chapel. After three years of attendance, in the early 80s my life has never been the same. I’ve spent years trying to put it back together. It’s been a painful journey. On the surface Calvary appears OK, but it’s what happens behind the scenes that leads one into confusion, despair and fear. Calvary can systematically strip one of self worth, family and friends and break down trust–leaving nowhere to turn. You loose the ability to think for yourself. Your taught to distrust your thoughts, and feelings. Other institutions are discredited as ‘cultic’ or ‘worldly.’ It’s difficult to leave, you are always bound–if only by thought. But some of us have escaped and I would encourage those gripped by fear that there is a life beyond Calvary and God too.” — “Calvary Chapels started in California with the Jesus Movement. Since then they have spread across the U.S. My wife and I experienced spiritual abuse from a Calvary pastor who questioned our motives and became quite antagonistic all because of a simple suggestion we made. The pastors wield a lot of power and there is no room for dissent or discussion. Basically, if you don’t like what’s going on, your only option is to head for the exit. Since leaving Calvary, we have found a church in a denomination where discussion and ‘back and forth’ is encouraged. There are safeguards, and the pastors have received a professional seminary education, in contrast to Calvary where they study tapes at a Bible college. My advice to Calvary attendees who are considering another church is to not be afraid. There are many better churches out there. We were afraid to leave, but are very glad we have.” Fraud Deceit Lies

CultHelp.info: (Calvary Chapel) Day of Reckoning – Chuck Smith and Calvary Chapel face an uncertain future – Pastors, former board members, and attendees who spoke with CT [Christianity Today] say the wellspring of Calvary Chapel’s problems are in the Costa Mesa mother church – But those close to Chuck Smith would rather wait until his tenure has closed before addressing any problems

http://www.culthelp.info/index.php?id=2176&option=com_content&task=view Christianity Today, March, 2007 – Chuck Smith and Calvary Chapel face an uncertain future. Rob Moll | posted 2/16/2007 09:08AM – Talk to Calvary Chapel pastors about their vibrant network of 1,300 churches across the U.S., however, and they’ll offer two radically different views. Most will call Calvary Chapel a mighty and ongoing work of a faithful God – and they will be right. But the other view expresses deep worry that lax moral standards among some key leaders will sink Calvary’s ship. As one pastor said to Christianity Today, “The Titanic has hit the iceberg. But the music is still playing.” Calvary Chapel continues to thrive, nationally and internationally, as it has for five decades. But alongside the growth lie the network’s deep-rooted problems, which threaten to undo the association. The visible tip of the iceberg is contentious litigation. Chuck Smith, the founder of the movement, and his son are battling in court with a former Calvary Chapel pastor for control of the Calvary Satellite Network’s extremely valuable 400 radio stations. The litigation involves competing allegations of financial mismanagement of the ministry’s assets, valued at hundreds of millions of dollars, as well as the alleged personal use of ministry resources by insiders. Below the waterline, the iceberg looks even more threatening. Leading pastors told CT that Calvary Chapel, and specifically Chuck Smith, are dangerously lax in maintaining standards for sexual morality among leaders. “These men cannot call sin sin,” says one 20-year veteran pastor. Easy forgiveness, insiders say, has created an atmosphere of sexual license, where some unethical pastors [i.e. Greg Laurie?, Skip Heitzig?, others? – just wondering] sense that there are few consequences for sexual misconduct. Additionally, former members and some pastors say Calvary Chapel fosters an authoritarian culture, where pastors believe they are accountable only to God. It has enticed some leaders to become power hungry, avoid financial oversight [profiteering], and, at times, become spiritually abusive, according to Calvary insiders. For nearly a year, CT has spoken with Calvary Chapel pastors, former pastors, and others, some of whom sought out CT unsolicited to tell their stories. Many, fearing retribution, asked to remain anonymous. Other leaders whose names are well known within the Calvary Chapel network either declined to speak to CT or denied the existence of significant problems. Pastors, former board members, and attendees who spoke with CT say the wellspring of Calvary Chapel’s problems are in the Costa Mesa mother church. But those close to Chuck Smith would rather wait until his tenure has closed before addressing any problems. At 79, there is no telling how much longer Smith will remain in control. Some leaders told CT that they worry the network can’t wait for Smith to retire before addressing its problems and that changes should be initiated now. Fraud Deceit Lies

Calvary Chapel (Skip Heitzig) Albuquerque States: Leonard Sweet Will Not Be Speaking at Conference – Lighthouse Trails Calls For Answers – Questions Arise: Is New Age Sympathizer Leonard Sweet Speaking at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque or Not? – the National Worship Leader Conference website still maintains that Leonard Sweet will indeed be speaking at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque {Note: Because of deceptive and non-Christian practices emanating from various Calvary Chapel pastors the website links from Basic Christan to Skip Heitzig and several other Calvary Chapel (Costa Mesa) resources, Churches and pastors have recently been removed by the Basic Christian Ministry.}

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=4462 This is an update regarding the Lighthouse Trails report that New Age sympathizer Leonard Sweet is scheduled to speak at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque for the National Worship Leader Conference this June. Conflicting reports are occurring as to whether Sweet’s speaking engagement has been cancelled. Please refer to our recent posting, Questions Arise: Is New Age Sympathizer Leonard Sweet Speaking at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque or Not? where we write on some of these conflicting reports. A number of Lighthouse Trails’ readers contacted us over the last couple days sending us copies of an email they each received from an undisclosed personnel at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque. **The form letter states: Thank you for contacting us here at The Connection and thanks for writing to Pastor Skip. We always love to hear from you. The conference is not a Calvary conference. The conference is being put on by Worship Leader Magazine using our facility – just like CAPE, Home school graduation, funerals, etc. Therefore, Leonard Sweet is not speaking at “Skip’s Church”. [LT: Heitzig is one of the speakers at this event.] He is part of a conference using Calvary’s facilities. Leonard Sweet will attend the conference but WILL NOT BE SPEAKING. It is our prayer that God will continue to reveal Himself to you through His Word as you seek to know Him. Love in Christ, Connection Communications — Because the National Worship Leader Conference website still maintains that Leonard Sweet will indeed be speaking at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque, an official public notice from CCA stating that Leonard Sweet will not be speaking there could help clear up the present confusion. Just as important, a statement explaining to the body of Christ why they have decided to remove him from the platform would be important. In a day and age when so many Christian leaders are sending out mixed messages to the Church regarding spiritual deception, those wanting to maintain biblical integrity need to be forthright and clear in what they believe and stand for. And regardless of what denomination or movement this confusion is occurring in, those particular leaders do have a biblical obligation to the entire body of Jesus Christ. This is not Lighthouse Trails saying this – this is what the Bible requests of leaders and pastors. Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback} Note: There has been a change to the referencing for each of the Basic Christian blog Bible Study postings – Each posting will now contain the Bible’s book and chapter and will no longer provide a reference to an alternate past study by Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa – The change is being made out of necessity in that the teachings of the Basic Christian blog Bible Study are too divergent from the alternate material of Calvary Chapel and therefore providing Chuck Smith or Calvary Chapel as an alternate reference in the blog Bible Study has been causing too much confusion within the current blog Bible Study – The re-referencing of each post will be completed as soon as possible – My sincere apologies for any inconvenience that this has caused or might cause for anyone studying the Bible – God bless you, David Anson Brown

http://www.basicchristian.org/truth_deception.html Originally the postings to the Basic Christian blog Bible Study were listed with an alternate past study of the Calvary Chapel C3000 series by Chuck Smith however the teachings and material of Chuck Smith have become to inconsistent and run to counter to the current [in progress] teachings given in the Basic Christian blog Bible Study and therefore there is no reason to [continue to] provide a listing to an alternate Chuck Smith resource. Sadly, it has also recently [in part through the faithful and diligent ministry of Randy Maugans at The Threshing Floor] come to the attention of the Basic Christian ministry that there are now several serious allegations that Chuck Smith does not have his own material but often plagiarizes much of his material from other sources [including now New Age material i.e. his 2006 book “When Storms Come” by Chuck Smith with (later removed) portions plagiarized from two New Age authors] and that Chuck Smith had then put his name on the material of others as though it was his own material. In Short there was an attempt to provide a reference to some past material as an alternate counterbalance to the Basic Christian material however it quickly became evident that the material of the alternate teaching of Chuck Smith is filled with too many personal antecedents has too many inconsistencies [biblical names, dates and locations] (probably from his use of too many external sources i.e. other commentaries) and even outright biblical misrepresentations [i.e. Kingdom – eternal rewards] to the point that the past study of Chuck Smith is incompatible with the current Basic Christian blog Bible Study and therefore for clarity all references to any Calvary Chapel or Chuck Smith material will be removed from all of the Basic Christian material. Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback} Unexpected Storm for Nelson Author – Chuck Smith’s latest book, ‘When Storms Come’ has generated a storm of its own – Both Smith and Thomas Nelson agree that there was a rush to get the book out, but deny any theological errors – Smith acknowledges that his son [Emergent Church (NWO) – New Age author] Chuck Jr., edited the book and added these elements – There was a haste to get it out, and some things slipped by

http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/408082-Unexpected_Storm_for_Nelson_Author.php By Lori Smith — Publishers Weekly, 6/28/2006 2:00:00 AM – Chuck Smith’s latest book, When Storms Come (Thomas Nelson/World, Jan.), has generated a storm of its own. The 79-year-old pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and leader of the Calvary Chapel fellowship of churches drew ire from online evangelical activists, like Dave and Deborah Dombrowski of the Lighthouse Trails Research Project, who said the book “included contemplative and Eastern meditation language” inconsistent with orthodox Christian theology. Both Smith and Thomas Nelson agree that there was a rush to get the book out, but deny any theological errors. David Moberg, v-p and publisher for W Publishing, who recently took over responsibility for World trade books, said, “The Web site postings on Lighthouse Trails created the impression that Thomas Nelson tampered with the book. This is simply not true. We simply did a quick copy edit. Nothing substantive was added or changed.” Ramona Richards, the in-house editor on the project, described the problem passages: “There was a three-word quote from Anthony de Mello, a Jesuit priest from India whose other works have to do with contemplative spirituality, and another passage about a deep breathing exercise to help you relax before prayer.” Moberg added, “These are totally minor issues in a book of sound Calvary doctrine, based on a series of Chuck’s sermons.” Smith acknowledges that his son, Chuck Jr., edited the book and added these elements. “There was a haste to get it out, and some things slipped by. We didn’t really mean to create a storm, it was supposed to be a book that would help a person through the storm. There are a lot of heresy hunters out there that are just looking for anything to jump on.” Thomas Nelson has agreed to put this edition of the book-which has sold 12,000 copies to date-out of print and intends to work with Calvary Chapel to correct the problems, likely with a new edition. Smith is eager to re-release the book with the problem elements removed, along with some copy corrections. “We will work with them and accommodate what they want to do,” Moberg told RBL. Chuck Smith Jr. is pastor at Capo Beach Calvary, which recently removed itself from the Calvary Chapel fellowship of churches-creating more online speculation about possible controversy. Smith Sr. denied any rift. He said that Capo Beach’s ministry is directed toward the postmodern generation, and that style of ministry does not fit within the more conservative Calvary Chapel model. Smith Sr. recently wrote cautionary guidelines about postmodern ministry, or the “emergent church,” in a “Parson to Parson” letter to the 1,400 churches in the Calvary Chapel fellowship. However, the letter has not been released to the public and Smith avoided discussing specifics. Asked if he would work with his son again on another book, he replied, “Oh, yes. He’s an excellent writer; he’s a very brilliant young man.” Smith said his next book likely will be a commentary on the book of Ephesians. Fraud Deceit Lies

The 40th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission [1970, April 11-17 – Wiki.com] {Apollo 13 movie (1995) – directed by Ron Howard – starring Tom Hanks} – “The correlation between ‘Marooned’ [1964 novel, 1969 movie] and actual events threatening Apollo 13 is really uncanny” said NASA engineer Jerry Woodfill “People may not agree, but in my mind this movie was actually a catalyst to the rescue of Apollo 13” – Woodfill recounted how back in early 1970, he heard about the movie “Marooned” and that the flight directors at NASA were invited to a special screening of the film, and later, the Apollo 13 crew came to a special release and public viewing of the movie {So possibly the NASA Apollo 13 drama was a pre-scripted made for TV event used to entice people into their outer space dramas (excessively budgeted NASA programs, modern UFOs) – During the three-day conference [December 2008 at a Hilton hotel in Baltimore, Maryland], the 317 attendees snacked on “light refreshments” of soda, coffee, fruit, bagels and cookies at a cost of $62,611, according to a NASA Inspector General report. That’s $66 a day per person. Source: tammybruce.com/2010/03/out-of-this-world-snacks-for-nasa.html}

http://www.universetoday.com/2010/04/27/13-things-that-saved-apollo-13-part-11-a-hollywood-movie “Marooned” starred Gregory Peck as a Gene Kranz-like flight director, David Janssen as head of the astronaut office (who looked strikingly like the real Chief Astronaut Deke Slayton), with Richard Crenna, James Franciscus, and Gene Hackman as the astronauts. Like the movie “Apollo 13,” “Marooned” dealt with three astronauts stranded in space, but was an adaptation of a 1964 novel of the same name by author Martin Caidin, and not a real-life portrayal. The novel told the story of a single astronaut in a Mercury-like capsule, but the movie was adapted to reflect the current-day Apollo program. … “Marooned” won an Oscar award for Best Special Visual Effects, but when the movie “Apollo 13” received an Academy Award for Best Screen Adaptation, Caidin joked that he should have received the award for scripting the movie in his novel a quarter century before. … Woodfill also listed several other similarities between “Marooned” and the real-life drama of Apollo 13: • The use of simulators is almost identical to that which Apollo 13’s ground team used in the course of the rescue. • Gregory Peck’s character announces, “Every resource of NASA and our industrial contractors is being used to the fullest extent,” similar to what was done during the real Apollo 13 drama. • Press conferences in the movie were similar to those conducted by Chris Kraft for the Apollo 13 media coverage. • The “Marooned” crew wrongly thinks they may have suffered a meteor strike as did the crew of Apollo 13. • A hurricane threatens the rescue as was the case with Apollo 13. Even the weathermen wrongly predict its course as did the Apollo 13 meteorologists. • Commanders of both “Marooned” and Apollo 13 are named Jim. • The threat of consumables running out is dealt with in the same fashion as Apollo 13 with severe conservation measures being utilized. • The medics in “Marooned” express concern for the crew’s sleep deprivation as did Apollo 13’s doctors. • The “Marooned” crew is told to shut down fuel cells 2 and 3, using only fuel cell 1. This is what the Apollo 13 flight controllers experienced as a result of the oxygen tank explosion, two fuel cells shut down with only one sustaining power, until it, too, was lost. But perhaps, said Woodfill, the most notable of “Maroon’s” correlations with the Apollo 13 rescue had to do with those reentry batteries discussed above, and this earlier article in the “13 Things That Saved Apollo 13” series. The batteries were used during the time the ground team was confused about the source of Apollo 13’s explosion. This severely depleted them, and without enough power to the Command Module, reentry could be fatal. These batteries normally were to be used only during the mission’s final hours to power the reentry capsule. Fraud Deceit Lies

{Flashback} Jesus did not have a wife or a child – Da Vinci Code (Jesus is only human) Cults Exposed! – Network TV, the movie “The Da Vinci Code” ‘SEEK THE TRUTH’ {Sony Pictures – Directed by: Ron Howard, Starring: Tom Hanks, May 2006} and now The Da Vinci Code part two “Angels & Demons” (2009) are programs that will insinuate that Jesus had a secret wife, Mary Magdalene and that the two had a child while He was here on the earth

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesusnowife.html Network TV, the movie “The Da Vinci Code” ‘SEEK THE TRUTH’ {Sony Pictures – Directed by: Ron Howard, Starring: Tom Hanks, May 2006} and now The Da Vinci Code part two “Angels & Demons” (2009) are programs that will insinuate that Jesus had a secret wife, Mary Magdalene and that the two had a child while He was here on the earth. Following is some material to consider regarding this very wrong and false topic. This is a startling topic yet it is a good opportunity for us as Christians to define Christianity to others and to point out the errors of the non-Biblical approach to defining Jesus. “Any marriage prior to the Cross would mean that Jesus was marring a sinner and really teachings of an earthly marriage of Jesus are yet another false set of teachings that are attempting to do away with the need of mankind for the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross and of His Glorious Resurrection and it is an attempt to deny the special relationship that Jesus has with His Bride – The Church.” Fraud Deceit Lies Christian Study – Basic Christian

New ULV Core i3, faster i5 and i7 chips coming – Intel is about to launch a sweeping set of notebook processor upgrades, according to a slew of official information – they would be inexpensive enough to count as part of Intel’s CULV [Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage] family and could replace the Core 2 Duo in the ultraportable yet cheap category, where prices often dip below $800 {$600-$400}

http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/05/10/intel.prepping.many.new.mobile.chips.in.2010/ Intel is about to launch a sweeping set of notebook processor upgrades, according to a slew of official information. A roadmap from the company has an ultra-low voltage (ULV) Core i3 in the works along with new ULV Core i5s. The chips’ specs or pricing aren’t known, but they would be inexpensive enough to count as part of Intel’s CULV family and could replace the Core 2 Duo in the ultraportable yet cheap category, where prices often dip below $800. They will all be built on the same 32nm process as their full-power counterparts and will share the graphics built into the chip package. PC Client Operations VP Stephen Smith said the chips will be available for companies to use before the end of the spring but that shipping notebooks wouldn’t arrive until the second half of the year. Technology

HP TouchSmart TM2 to get [Intel – ULV] Core i3 and i5 processors-Rumors [Currently the HP TouchSmart TM2 does not have a built-in DVD/CD player – have to use an external optical disk player] (Photo)

http://www.techperk.com/latest-technology-news/hp-touchsmart-tm2-to-get-core-i3-and-i5-processors-rumors/ As stated in the title this is just a rumor now but this can also become real news pretty soon. Sources say that HP is planning to update its Touch Smart TM2 tablet with core i3 and i5 processors. It also seems that this change may happen in June when Intel plans to release its [ULV – Ultra-Low Voltage] Core i5 processors. This obviously makes a synch and makes us believe too. Technology

Intel to launch [CPU] Core i3 ULV processor this quarter (Photo)

http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/09/intel-to-launch-core-i3-ulv-processor-this-quarter/ We knew that Intel had a Core i5 ULV chip in the works for a June release, and now PC World is reporting on an Intel roadmap mentioning the aforementioned CPU, as well as a ULV Core i3. Due for release this quarter, the new 32nm processor should reach “laptops in the second half of the year,” according to Intel VP Stephen Smith. The company was mum on release date, performance, and pricing, but don’t fret — keep your eyes on this space, and we promise you’ll know as soon as we do. Technology

Intel Wins Simulated Moorestown vs. iPad Battle [actually an older Intel Menlow CPU vs. iPad] (Video)

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/moorestown-atom-ipad-a4-arm,10368.html UMPC Portal ran a browser test between an iPad and Viliv X70, which has its Menlow-based Atom platform running at 800MHz. While this isn’t a test between Moorestown and the ARM-based A4, the practical architectures between Menlow and Moorestown should be quite similar. In a webpage loading test, the 800MHz Atom Menlow running the latest Chrome on Windows XP matched the loading speeds of Safari on the iPad. When the Atom was cranked up to Menlow’s 1.3GHz ceiling, the *Windows XP tablet was able to load faster than the iPad – even with Flash enabled. The simulation leads us to believe that the [newer] Moorestown running at a 1.5GHz speed would be even faster. Check out the video below for the test. Technology

Ernie Harwell [May 04, 2010], Detroit Baseball Fans Say Farewell To Harwell – Fans lined the sidewalk outside Comerica Park in downtown Detroit on Thursday to pay their final respects to cherished broadcaster Ernie Harwell, who was considered by many Tigers fans to be the voice of summer – “In my almost 92 years on this Earth, the good Lord has blessed me with a great journey,” [devout Christian] Harwell [had previously] said at a microphone behind home plate

http://www.clickondetroit.com/sports/23454726/detail.html Westland resident Tyler Amaro said he was focusing not on the sadness of Harwell’s passing, but on the joy he brought to people. “He was my hero not for necessarily what he did behind the microphone, but what he did as a person when he wasn’t behind the microphone,” he said. “When he would meet somebody, he would genuinely be appreciative that the person wanted to meet him. Dozens of postings also are being left on Facebook fan pages, while several videos announcing Harwell’s death Tuesday have been posted on YouTube. There’s even a Facebook campaign to change Comerica Park to “Harwell Field at Comerica Park.” Across the street, the marquee of the Fox Theatre read: “Thanks for the memories Ernie.” Other venues also had similar public messages. He said last September he had inoperable cancer, a month after surgery for an obstructed bile duct. Shortly after Harwell’s announcement, the Tigers honored him during the third inning of a game against Kansas City on Sept. 16, showing a video tribute and giving him a chance to address the crowd at Comerica Park. “In my almost 92 years on this Earth, the good Lord has blessed me with a great journey,” Harwell said at a microphone behind home plate. “The blessed part of that journey is that it’s going to end here in the great state of Michigan.” Harwell spent 42 of his 55 years in broadcasting with the Tigers. He was their play-by-play radio voice from 1960-1991 and 1993-2002. Technology

Max Palevsky, who died on Wednesday [May 05, 2010] aged 85, was one of the early pioneers of the electronics industry in America’s “Silicon Valley”; he helped to found Intel, the world’s largest maker of computer chips, and became one of the country’s richest men – in 1971, [Intel] produced the first microprocessor the “computer on a chip” that made possible hand-held calculators and personal computers – The son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, Max Palevsky was born on July 24 1924 in Chicago – His father, a house painter, spoke little English, owned no car and hauled his equipment around the city on trams

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/technology-obituaries/7687461/Max-Palevsky.html As a venture capitalist in his own right, Palevsky became a founder investor and director of the semi-conductor giant Intel Corp, launched in 1968. It led the world in the development of memory chips and, in 1971, produced the first microprocessor – the “computer on a chip” that made possible hand-held calculators and personal computers. Today more than 80 per cent of the world’s PCs contain Intel microprocessors. … Although he played a key role in fostering the modern obsession with computers, Palevsky latterly became a critic of the revolution he had helped to create, complaining that computers and the internet had become “substitutes for interaction with the real world”. “I haven’t touched a computer, watched TV or used a credit card in 15 years,” he told a reporter in 2001. “I am a Luddite.” The son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, Max Palevsky was born on July 24 1924 in Chicago. His father, a house painter, spoke little English, owned no car and hauled his equipment around the city on trams. Max graduated from a local high school and during the Second World War served in the US Army Air Corps as a weatherman. Having studied Science and Mathematics at the University of Chicago, and Electronics at Yale, he was posted to the USAF’s main electronics base in the South Pacific. After the war he returned to Chicago University, graduating in Mathematics and Philosophy. It was while he was working as a teaching assistant at UCLA that Palevsky attended a lecture about the arrival of computer technology. He realised the implications, and resigned to join an aircraft company developing the last, and most sophisticated, of a postwar generation of differential analysers which, in the early 1950s, were superseded by electronic computers. In 1957 he moved to Packard Bell and persuaded the company to enter the computer business, working on the development of the first silicon computer, the Packard Bell PB250. In 1961 – with an initial $60,000 investment of his own, and having raised $1 million in venture capital – Palevsky set up SDS with a view to penetrating the market for small and medium-sized computers. After some modest early successes, the company made the critical breakthrough in 1966 with the introduction of the Sigma 7, the machine that propelled the company into business data processing. In little more than three years, he had sold SDS to the Xerox Corporation for $920 million. … His interests were eclectic: he rescued Rolling Stone magazine from bankruptcy in 1970 by buying a substantial shareholding and becoming chairman of the board. He also moved into independent film production, in a joint venture with the former vice-president of Paramount Pictures, Peter Bart. Technology

Know Your Rights: H.264, patent licensing, and you – So what are the rates, and who has to pay? – the party [Church – Ministry] selling or distributing the [H.264] video to the end user — has to pay royalties for using the H.264 encoder

http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/04/know-your-rights-h-264-patent-licensing-and-you/ In any event, MPEG-LA has said to us that only the parties at the top and bottom of the H.264 tool chain are generally required to pay royalties; that is, the party who makes the encoder, and the party who distributes the encoded file to the end users. You can think of that as the first and last transaction, if you like — the person who sells the encoder and the person who sells the content are the ones who have to pay. That ultimately means products that come with an H.264 codec don’t also come with a license to use the codec commercially — in order to distribute H.264 content in a way that makes money, the distributor has to pay for a separate license. So products like Windows 7, Mac OS X, Final Cut Pro, Avid, and modern video cameras aren’t licensed to distribute video for commercial use — they all have fine print somewhere that says they’re for personal and non-commercial use only. It’s language that feels incredibly aggressive and broad, especially since it apparently conflicts with the MPEG-LA’s general position that only the final link in the chain — the party selling or distributing the video to the end user — has to pay royalties for using the H.264 encoder. Ouch. So people are mad because they have to pay to make and distribute videos for commercial use? Yes, but it’s not as bad as it seems. First off, we’ve directly asked MPEG-LA whether or not using an H.264 camera simply to shoot video for a commercial purpose requires a license, and the answer is no. We’ve also asked whether an end user watching H.264 videos would ever have to pay or be licensed, and the answer to that question is also no. Yes, the license terms are worded poorly, but those are the answers straight from the patent horse’s mouth. Everyone can breathe again, ‘kay? On top of that, there’s a gigantic exception to the license rules that should put any lingering fears to rest: using H.264 to distribute free internet video to end users doesn’t cost a thing, and won’t cost anything until at least 2015. After that, it’s up in the air, and that’s a bridge we’ll have to cross when we come to it — there’s a chance the MPEG-LA could start charging a royalty for free video in five years. But for right now MPEG-LA president Larry Horn says the group doesn’t want to “plug a royalty into a business model that’s still unsettled.” It’s also important to note that the MPEG-LA can’t just run off and do whatever it wants; its decisions are made by the various patent holders it represents, many of whom are also still trying to figure out the economics of video on the web themselves. Technology

Microsoft Says Web Video in IE9 Is All About H.264 – It should be noted that both Microsoft and Apple – the two main proponents of native H.264 playback in their browsers – hold patents in the H.264 patent pool

http://www.webmonkey.com/2010/04/microsoft-says-web-video-in-ie9-is-all-about-h264/ The argument over which web video playback technology to support has been a point of major tension among browser makers ever since last year, when the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) bowed out of the debate, declining to recommend any single video technology for HTML5. The result, so far, is a stalemate – Microsoft and Apple are supporting H.264, Mozilla and Opera are supporting Ogg Theora and Google, for the time being, is supporting both. As we’ve said before, H.264 is a dangerous path for web video to go down, mostly because there are patents and licensing issues associated with it that keep it from being freely used. It should be noted that both Microsoft and Apple – the two main proponents of native H.264 playback in their browsers – hold patents in the H.264 patent pool. Other technologies, such as Ogg Theora and VP8, appear to be a much safer alternative for video on the web to remain free and open, which is why the browser makers who have no stake in H.264 (Mozilla and Opera) are pushing for Theora. Technology

{Flashback – July 17, 2009} Why Amazon went Big Brother on some Kindle e-books – Amazon.com shocked customers yesterday when it reached out to hundreds, if not thousands of Kindles [ebook readers] and simply deleted texts that users had not only purchased, but had started to read – Amazon spoiled the readers’ descent into Orwellian masochism with nary a warning or apology – Perhaps the (Thought Police) Amazon Customer Service team could cut off your ebooks whenever they wanted to {Note: can Microsoft and Apple do this as well with H.264 Video?}

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/07/amazon-sold-pirated-books-raided-some-kindles.ars The story first popped up when customers began crying foul on the Amazon community, and several sites covered it, including the NYTimes. What no one could determine for certain was “why” this was happening. Amazon’s email to customers gave the impression that the publisher had a change of heart: “Although a rarity, publishers can decide to pull their content from the Kindle store.” That didn’t tell the whole story, however. Ars Technica has learned that this was more serious than a publisher flippantly changing course. Accusations that Amazon had caved to the powerful meanderings of a “major publisher” were far off the mark, although the cause is still unsettling. As it turns out, the books in question were being sold by Amazon despite being unauthorized copies. The works weren’t legit. It was all copywrong. In other words, Amazon was selling bad books. Hot letters. Pilfered paragraphs. MobileReference, the publisher in question, formats and sells public domain books on Amazon. The only problem is that George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984 are not yet in the public domain, at least not in the US. According to Amazon’s statement to Ars Technica, “These books were added to our catalog using our self-service platform by a third-party who did not have the rights to the books.” When the publisher informed Amazon of this, Amazon moved to rectify the situation. The two books are no longer listed on MobleReference’s website, either. But does Amazon’s Terms of Service even allow for this kind of “rectification”? Peter Kafka examined the ToS and believes that there is no backing for this move. The ToS makes it sound as if all sales are final: Technology

{Flashback} More info on Windows Phone 7: Windows Live ID (i.e. Hotmail account) will be required {There is a ton of new (and transitional) always on internet phone [Intel Moorestown] – type of technology and gadgets coming out this fall and into 2011 finally providing for stable and highly useable mobile internet devices. Intel and Nokia have the MeeGo operating system, Google has their Android system, Apple has their iPhone system and Microsoft will have their own system in Phone 7 but so far Microsoft seems to be the one to avoid.}

http://www.unwiredview.com/2010/04/20/more-info-on-windows-phone-7-windows-live-id-will-be-required/ Microsoft still has a lot of work to do until the first Windows Phone 7 devices are launched (sometime in the fourth quarter of the year), and that’s why we don’t know all we’d want to know about the upcoming OS. However, new details have been uncovered by Tweakers.net, **including the fact that, to use a Windows Phone 7 handset [phone], you will need a Windows Live ID account (you automatically have one if you use Hotmail or MSN Messenger). Apparently, Windows Live ID will also provide access to Windows Marketplace. Furthermore, it looks like Windows Phone 7 will only support ARM7 processors (like the Qualcomm Snapdragon). This leaves out Intel’s Moorestown processors – but it’s not like Intel cares too much, since it has MeeGo and we’ll soon see Moorestown-based MeeGo devices on the market. As previously mentioned, all Windows Phone 7 devices will require capacitive touchscreen displays (apparently, non-touch devices won’t be able to run WP7), three buttons on the front (Back, Start and Search), a power button, a camera button, and two volume buttons. Weird enough, it looks like Windows Phone 7 will support Bluetooth 2.1, but not Bluetooth 3.0. Well, maybe support for the newer version of Bluetooth will be added after launch. Technology

Nokia and Intel defensive on MeeGo Linux patents – Microsoft and Apple are finding new ways to rein in the competition on phones: they’re using patent threats – Ari Jaaksi, Nokia’s vice president of MeeGo devices, told The Reg Tuesday that Intel and Nokia could “guarantee and promise” that MeeGo is safe from any and all patent claims because of the size and breadth of the companies’ patent portfolios

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/04/meego_linux_mobile_android_microsoft/ Tech companies are playing hardball on smart phones, but Linux could gain the upper hand with Intel and Nokia going on the defensive with MeeGo. To get you on Facebook while on the bus, play a tune, and – oh, yeah – make a call, Microsoft and Apple are finding new ways to rein in the competition on phones: they’re using patent threats. … MeeGo, YouGo, WeAllGo MeeGo, the latest mobile-Linux effort – this time from Intel and Nokia – reckons it might have a chance with patents, too. Only instead of chasing people for royalties, they will use patents to protect those who adopt MeeGo against opportunistic trolls and companies like Microsoft that might decide one day that the best way to make some easy money or to hobble your business is by claiming patent infringement in the MeeGo Linux you are busy using on your smart phones. Ari Jaaksi, Nokia’s vice president of MeeGo devices, told The Reg Tuesday that Intel and Nokia could “guarantee and promise” that MeeGo is safe from any and all patent claims because of the size and breadth of the companies’ patent portfolios, and also because of the size of Intel and Nokia themselves. MeeGo is based on the Linux kernel and uses common components such as X-Windows and Gstreamer. “Both Nokia and Intel have a huge patent portfolio and we have put our investment into the standard Linux-based platform. That’s a guarantee and promise that it’s safe for anyone to take this platform because we will look after your investment with our patent platform,” Jaaksi said. “With the big patent portfolios already backing up MeeGo as an operating system, that should make some of the concerns go away… we’ll defend that with our patent portfolio.” Technology

Intel confirms Moorestown MeeGo device for 2010 – The resulting platform is intended to be used as a base for mobiles, MIDs, laptops, netbooks and even televisions

http://www.knowyourmobile.com/blog/478828/intel_confirms_moorestown_meego_device_for_2010.html Pankaj Kedia, Director of Global Ecosystem Programs and Mobile Internet Devices at Intel, has let slip that the first wave of Moorestown MeeGo devices will be here “by the end of 2010”. The MeeGo platform is a joint project comprised of the amalgamation of the Nokia Maemo and Intel Moblin operating systems. The resulting platform is intended to be used as a base for mobiles, MIDs, laptops, netbooks and even televisions. … In discussing the growth and momentum of the MeeGo project he remarked, “It’s only been two months since we announced MeeGo, and we’re seeing the momentum every day. With the first MeeGo devices due to market in the second half of this year, the project has no plans of slowing down anytime soon!” Whether that will turn out to be a Nokia smartphone, or some other kind of device entirely remains to be seen, but whichever it is, it shouldn’t be too long before we find out. Stay tuned. Technology

New Atom Z6 [CPU – Platform] Positions Intel for Phone, Tablet Push – the Atom Z6 uses up to 50 times less power when idling, 20 times less when performing audio functions, and 2 to 3 times less during Web browsing and video watching – Intel claims that these savings can result in more than 10 days of battery life in standby [6 hours of phone calls], up to 2 days when playing back [Mp3] audio, and 4 to 5 hours of Web browsing and video

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2363424,00.asp The Z6 is designed for both smartphones and more traditional tablets, but Intel hopes that the phone is where the platform, based on the traditional X86 architecture, eventually ends up. The new Lincroft chip (part of a platform Intel calls “Moorestown”) supports up to 1.5 GHz for high-end smartphones and up to 1.9 GHz for tablets and other handheld designs. “Intel has delivered its first product that is opening the door for Intel Architecture [IA] in the smartphone market segment,” said Anand Chandrasekher, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Ultra Mobility Group, in a statement. “Through ‘Moorestown,’ Intel is scaling the benefits of IA while significantly reducing the power, cost and footprint to better address handheld market segments. As a result of our efforts, the Intel Atom processor is pushing the boundaries of higher performance at significantly lower power to show what’s possible as handheld devices become small, powerful mobile computers.” … Intel also touts the family’s improved compute performance (1.5 to 3 times higher), faster JavaScript rendering (a fourfold speed increase), and 2 to 4 times better graphics, as well as support for 1080p HD video decoding (see above) and 720p video recording; and Burst Performance Technology, which lets the processor dynamically burst to higher performance for short periods of time without affecting the TDP. The chip’s MP20 Platform Controller Hub (code-named “Langwell”) supports what Intel calls “a range of system-level functions and I/O blocks.” These include a NAND controller; a low-power, 24-bit audio engine called Intel Smart Sound Technology (SST), which enables voice processing and supports audio codecs like MP3, AAC-LC, HE-AAAC (v1 and v2), VMA9, and PCM; a high-resolution camera; USB and USB On-the-Go (OTG), the latter for helping smartphones communicate with other devices such as cameras, printers, or portable hard drives; security blocks, and wireless, as well as board-level functions and Intel’s Smart & Secure security architecture. A dedicated Mixed Signal IC (aka MSIC, and originally code-named “Briertown”) integrates power delivery and battery charging; and consolidates analog and digital components such as audio codecs, a touch screen controller, sensors, LDOs, DC-DC, and GPIOs. The MSIC is one of the key ways the Atom Z6 family achieves such a low-power status: It enables power gating through a series of voltage rails to the processor and PCH, and by shutting down transistors that aren’t in use can reduce power leakage and increase battery life. Per press notes, it also “enables faster transitions in and out of power states, allow for more frequent and longer residency in ultra-low-power saving states.” The Atom Z6 family of chips is available today. The platform supports scalable frequencies ranging up to 1.5 GHz for high-end smartphones and up to 1.9 GHz for tablets and other handheld designs; and include support for Wi-Fi, 3G/HSPA, and WiMAX. Technology

New Intel Atom (CPU) – ‘Moorestown’ SoC [computer – System on a Chip] unveiled – Intel has pulled the wraps off its second generation Atom platform – Codenamed Moorestown, it’s a speedy, yet ultra-low power system-on-a-chip design, aimed at smartphones and tablets {Note: Intel has specifically designed and created a unique CPU [50x more power efficient] designed to run portable devices while Microsoft is unsuccessfully attempting to go the opposite route in attempting to reuse their already existing [too enormous] PC Desktop software for operating small portable devices.}

http://blogs.computerworld.com/16047/new_intel_atom_smashes_arm_moorestown_soc_unveiled Intel has pulled the wraps off its second generation Atom platform. Codenamed Moorestown, it’s a speedy, yet ultra-low power system-on-a-chip design, aimed at smartphones and tablets. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get dizzy at the pace of change. … Intel is positioning Moorestown as a smartphone world-beater. … Quoted battery life in a typical smartphone form factor … would be approximately 10 days of standby life, … six hours of 3G talk time. … Idle power for the … platform … is “21-ish milliwatts”. That’s less than one fiftieth [of] the … power required by the previous-generation. … [But] low power doesn’t translate to low performance. … The Atom Z6XX Series – will be available in speeds of up to 1.5GHz for smartphones and 1.9GHz for tablets. … Globally, there will be one billion more new “connected” users by 2015 than there are today. … There will be 10 billion connected devices in use. … Intel might just sell more ultramobile processors in the next five years than it has sold into the PC market over its entire history. … This launch is roughly equivalent to the arrival of Conroe and the Core 2 family … [which] confirmed Intel’s commitment to abandoning frequency as the central … means of processor performance. It … allowed Intel to keep up a pace of innovation that competitors have been unable to match. … The future of ultramobility and perhaps mainstream computing seems all but sure to remain in Intel’s corner. Technology

After HP-Palm deal, Microsoft loses if it snoozes – reports have surfaced that HP has canceled the (Windows 7) Slate because it is unsatisfied with Windows 7 as a tablet operating system {Note: Microsoft has lazily attempted to shove its entire existing Desktop PC platform operating system (Windows 7) into newly created portable [Tablet] devices. #1 Smartphones and Tablet devices use touchscreen devices as their main interface – PCs use a Mouse Pointer as a main interface so Microsoft is attempting to emphasize the wrong operating system features for portable devices – #2 Microsoft (Windows 7) requires 3 GB of Memory to comfortably operate yet Tablet devices are currently equipped with only 1 GB of memory. #3 Microsoft is attempting to put a huge, bloated, power hungry operating system into a handheld portable device that is not designed to handle such a large operating system. — Microsoft needs to offer a specialized operating system based on Windows 7 but made specifically for portable Tablet and Smartphone devices.}

http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/archives/204005.asp Remember that Hewlett-Packard slate computer Steve Ballmer showed off at (2009) CES? Ya know how the Microsoft CEO was all excited that it runs Windows 7? Yeah, Windows 7 is Microsoft’s first operating system to come with [secondary] touch-screen support right out of the box [a mouse pointer is still the primary device – Tablets don’t generally use a mouse device]. So what? Tablet PCs, most of them running some form of Windows, have been around for a decade. And until Apple’s introduction of the iPad this year, the tablet market had been “disastrous,” said IDC analyst David Daoud. “I think what Apple has done is reset the agenda of what the tablet should be,” he told seattlepi.com. “I think now it creates an opportunity for the PC world. For Microsoft to play the game in that market.” But now that HP has acquired Palm, WebOS and the firm’s extensive patent portfolio, the tech giants – at least those interested in the tablet market – have some thinking to do. HP, the world’s biggest computer manufacturer, now has its own mobile operating system. … There’s no doubt the tablet PC market, finally taking off, holds immense opportunity for Microsoft. Many tablets will run Windows 7. The HP Slate already will – and HP probably will continue to produce Windows tablets, Daoud said, even if it starts selling them with WebOS. Microsoft is, for the most part, being kept afloat by Windows sales. So when it comes to the tablet market, the software juggernaut just can’t fall asleep at the helm. “They have to be competitive,” Daoud said. “They have to understand there’s Apple, there’s Google, there’s competition out there.” “Nobody,” he added, “should look at Microsoft and say, ‘Oh, that’s it.'” Technology

Updated — Westminster Seminary: Christ, Kingdom & Culture Conference [January 2010] – This conference addressed the sovereignty of God as it relates to His Kingdom (7 Free Video Downloads)

http://www.wscal.edu/resources/video/Christ_Kingdom_Culture_Conference.php What is the Christian’s relationship to culture? This conference addressed the sovereignty of God as it relates to his kingdom, to our role as Christians in God’s world, in the state, at work, at school, and in the church. Christian Study Christian Videos

Heart of the Matter with Shawn McCraney – Show #211 David’s Sin (Mp3, Video)

http://hotm.tv/shows-2010.htm Started in early 2006, Heart of the Matter is a TV show produced in the Mecca of Mormonism, Salt Lake City. It’s where Mormonism meets Biblical Christianity face to face! Shawn McCraney, the host of Heart of the Matter, provides great entertainment value and valuable knowledge of Mormonism and what it means to be a Born-Again Christian. Shawn is the author of “I Was a Born-Again Mormon” and the pastor of Calvary Campus. Live One Hour Call-in Show Airs Tuesdays 8pm MST, Rebroadcasts Tuesdays 11am MST, Salt Lake City Channel 20, KTMW Boise, Idaho Channel 18 KCLP. Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE

Revelations Radio Network – The Frank & Chris Show: Episode 103 (Mp3)

http://revelationsradionetwork.com/podcasts/the-frank-and-chris-show.html The Revelations Radio Network is an online family of Christian Podcasts and Talk Shows. Together we cover a wide range of topics including Bible Study, End Times Bible Prophecy, Spiritual Deception, Apostasy Within the Church, The New World Order, and Conspiracy “Theory”. If you’ve ever felt like world is spiraling out of control and you’re looking for Scripturally sound answers as to the how and the why, RRN is for you. The comment section is restricted to members only. Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE

The Threshing Floor with Randy Maugans – The Plummet is Laid (Mp3)

http://threshingfloor-radio.com/index.php/2010/04/the-plummet-is-laid/ There is now a division in the Spirit. Those who live as predators, hunter-gathers, and merchandisers of souls…have passed their “point of no return.” Grace, which became the licence for lawlessness is disappeared for such. This is the “quickening,” it is the time of the plummet laid to the line of judgment. Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE

Dr. Scott Johnson – End Time Current Events: 4-25-10 Parts 1 & 2 (Mp3s)

http://contendingfortruth.com/teachings Dr. Scott Johnson, 04/25/2010 — Part of the Current Events & Bible Study series, preached at a Sunday Morning service Iceland’s Volcano Simply Explodes! President Obama is pushing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to carve up Jerusalem Study Confirms Link Between Autism and Use of Cells From Abortions in Vaccines Aborted Babies & Vaccines Deadly airborne fungus in Oregon set to spread–The new, rare strain has killed 1 in 4 infected, researchers say The “Emergent” Church Movement Exposed Max Lucado Joins “Covenant for Civility” Amazing Quotes From Heretics You Shouldn’t Forget About Keeping it Under Wraps: Giants, Mummies and Megalithic Mysteries More Lies from Old Splitfoot’s “Pride and Joy”: Devil Betraya Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE

Impact Ministries – Free Audio – The Gospel of Peace – The 4 Most Important Messages (Mp3s)

http://impactministries.com/Resources/FreeAudio/tabid/550/Default.aspx I’ve got great news for you: God is madly in love with you! That’s right! Sure you’ve got problems; maybe your life isn’t what you want it to be, but that doesn’t matter… God is for you and never against you! He doesn’t find fault in you and He’s not looking for fault in you! He just wants to give you the most incredible life you could imagine… and more! God never meant for the world to be so messed up, corrupt and full of pain. But He gave us the freedom to make our own choices… and it seems we’ve habitually made the wrong choices, you know, the ones that end in pain and suffering! Religion has probably convinced you that God is angry at you for all the bad choices and destructive things you’ve done! They’ve probably convinced you that all the pain in your life is God’s punishment for your shortcomings! But I assure you, nothing is farther from the truth! Years ago, I became totally disgusted with religion. And, you’ll be glad to know God hates religion too, so I committed myself to helping people experience God without getting caught in all the religious traps. I started this ministry called Impact Ministries. I believe that experiencing the love of God will make the most powerful impact on your life that you could ever experience. We’ve been around since back in the seventies. It exists to help people like you find wholeness through the love of God. You may be asking, “What do you mean by, people like me?” Simple! People who are searching for the real God of the Bible, people who have been worn out by religion, people who want God but don’t want to spend their life jumping through religious hoops, being controlled and playing games, people who want a real relationship with God without all the useless religious stuff. You see, I found out a long time ago that religion has made the world afraid and angry! Religion starts wars. Religion despises man. But God loves man. He makes peace. He is the giver of life not the giver of death! He never wants you to be afraid of Him. He never wants you to suffer. If what you’ve heard about God makes you afraid, you just haven’t heard the truth! In fact, the Bible says it is what legalistic, controlling leaders have said about God that causes His name to be hated and blasphemed. The same prophet goes on to say that a day will come when people will see God as He is and in that day they will turn to Him. Maybe today is your day to see God as He really is. Everything in this website is dedicated to just that: showing you who God really is! As you read and listen to the information on this site I promise you this: I will never use fear – I will never use manipulation – Everything I tell you will be based on the finished work of Jesus – Everything God offers you is a free gift – Because of Jesus you are qualified for everything God offers – God will never hurt you! Christian Mp3’s FREE Christian Study

Sony Said to Announce TVs With Intel [customized Atom] Chips, Google Tools in May 2010

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-04-28/sony-said-to-announce-tvs-with-intel-chips-google-tools-in-may.html April 29 (Bloomberg) — Sony Corp., trying to reverse sales declines in its TV division, will announce home-entertainment devices next month that use Intel Corp. chips and Google Inc. software, said two people familiar with the matter. … Sony, aiming to win back share lost to Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc., would use Intel and Google to help produce televisions and Blu-ray DVD players with Internet access. Intel, whose processors run 80 percent of personal computers, wants to get its chips into new areas, including mobile phones and consumer electronics. The three companies have been working with Logitech International SA on ways to add more Internet content to televisions, two people involved with the discussions said in March. Logitech is developing a keyboard that would work as a remote control, one of the people said. Technology

Intel/Nokia MeeGo 1.0 on Many Devices and Screen Sizes (Beijing, April 2010) – Netbook, TV, Mall Restaurant Menu, Coupon and Smart Sign Demonstration (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub_cwsJnQps **A very important video to watch it shows the coming Smart Phone, Smart Device and accompanying (World Wide – Global) Cloud Computing concept for consumers. Technology

Why HP’s Acquisition of Palm Will Upset Microsoft, Google, Apple, and RIM – Now Microsoft, RIM, Apple, and Google must all deal with a new entry: webOS [an operating system – like MeeGo] backed by a firm [HP] with the money, time, and management expertise to make competitive products – This must be particularly worrying for Microsoft because, for the first time, a major customer will deliver [Netbook] computers without needing its operating systems – In fact, HP has just made itself a competitor

http://industry.bnet.com/technology/10007430/hp-answers-palms-prayers-and-haunts-smartphone-leaders/ Neither Apple nor RIM should rest easy. Bradley called the acquisition “a transformational deal in the connected mobility market” and one that can help fuel growth. It sees the smartphone market as currently over $100 billion in size [World Wide] and growing [Globally] 20 percent annually, and one that plays well with another big interest: cloud computing. HP wants the money on the table; it expects to “invest heavily in product development” and put forth the money and effort to sell effectively. Furthermore, HP plans to extend webOS to “other” devices – read that as tablets, netbooks, and maybe even lightweight laptops, which is a real problem for Microsoft, Apple, and Google. {Note: Google and Apple have few if any worries while Microsoft on the other hand is making all the wrong moves. — Where this is going is that in days past a person had a Computer and possibly a Laptop [both running Microsoft Windows] but now enter Smartphones [with various operating systems] that can also access the internet and do almost anything a laptop can do and now add to the Smartphone revolution the emergence of Tablets, iPads, Televisions, Game Consoles, Smart Cars, Smart Advertisements, Smart Billboards, Coupons, Restaurants, Shops, Sales, Special Events and everything else that is electronic and information and they all have to talk to each other [via Cloud Computing] and communicate and sync [OS, Apps, Hardware & Bios patches and upgrades] with each other [hopefully using at least the same CPU architecture (Intel – i3, i5, i7 or Atom) and a similar operating system: i.e. Meego or webOS] but Microsoft has now crossed up their operating systems [MS Windows, Phone 7] and the CPU architectures [Intel, ARM] that the systems run on virtually removing themselves from the arena of device compatibility so now it is up to the manufactures [Intel, Apple, HP, Google, etc.] to make their own devices compatible across the coming broad spectrum and array of electronic consumer and business devices.} Technology

The New Apple? HP’s Palm Acquisition Makes It Possible – HP plans to use its acquisition of Palm as the centerpiece of a mobile strategy across a full range of mobile devices including smartphones, slate or tablet PCs, and netbooks

http://www.crn.com/mobile/224700137;jsessionid=CWIGBIHIH5ZTDQE1GHPSKH4ATMY32JVN HP’s planned $1.2 billion acquisition of smartphone developer Palm gives HP the technology and the app base that could make it not only a mobile device and cloud computing powerhouse, but also a formidable competitor with Apple. Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday tore a page from Apple’s business playbook with plans to use its acquisition of Palm as the centerpiece of a mobile strategy across a full range of mobile devices including smartphones, slate or tablet PCs, and netbooks. Technology

Hewlett Packard [HP] to buy Palm for $1.2bn {This is a very good move on HP’s part they will now be a serious contender in a market that they were getting left out of and they do have the resources and ability to turn Palm products back into winning consumer and corporate products in a very short time.}

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/0aa1ef6e-5303-11df-813e-00144feab49a.html Hewlett Packard stepped in to buy troubled smartphone maker Palm on Wednesday, announcing a $1.2bn deal, bringing an end to the rising doubts in recent weeks over the future of the iconic Silicon Valley personal technology brand. HP said it would pay $5.70 a share in cash for the company, a 23 per cent premium over its closing stock price on Wednesday. The deal will catapult HP, the world’s largest tech company in terms of revenue, into the middle of the rapidly growing smartphone business in direct competition with a handful of other tech giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft. Technology

Updated: Part 2. The Anointing and Throne of a King: King David was anointed three times [first among his own family (by Samuel on behalf of God), later by the Tribe of Judah (lit. Praise) and lastly by the Elders of the Nation of Israel] — Saul was anointed twice both times by the same person [Samuel] – Solomon was anointed King *twice [first by a select committee (1 Kings 1:32-40) – then by the people (1 Chronicles 29:22)] – Jesus Christ is anointed King three times, First by His family [God (Matthew 3:16-17, Acts 10:38)], Secondly [among His Praise] the Church Age of individuals, Thirdly by each of the Nations as a whole [in the Kingdom Age] beginning with the Nation of Israel at the 2nd Coming return of Jesus Christ

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html King Saul [a type of Satan] was chosen by God and anointed the first time privately by the Prophet Samuel [1 Samuel 10:1]. Saul was initiated [1 Samuel 10:17-24] as the 1st King of Israel [in Mizpeh of Gilead] without anointing and while Saul was personally in hiding (i.e. hidden as Satan is in hiding now). Saul was anointed by Samuel a second time though oil is not mentioned it might have been strictly a verbal anointing with the Prophet Samuel speaking prophecy over King Saul and not anointing him with oil. — King David [a type of Jesus Christ] was anointed three times [1 Samuel 16:12-14 (Bethlehem), 2 Samuel 2:4 (Hebron), 2 Samuel 5:3 (Hebron) – the first (person) anointed in Jerusalem was the Temple (a direct representation of Jesus Christ), it was dedicated (anointed) in Jerusalem (1 Kings 8:10-11) before Solomon or any of the later Kings, the descendants of Solomon, were anointed in Jerusalem] and the moment David was anointed the first time the anointing of God departed [1 Samuel 16:14] from the presence of then King Saul [a type of Satan] so only one of them was anointed by God as King at any one time and when King Solomon [a type of the Antichrist] was anointed there is no indication or recording of the anointing of God leaving King David the way it previously had left King Saul. — King Solomon [a type of the Antichrist] was anointed twice, first [1 Kings 1:32-40] by a chosen and selected committee [the High Priest, the Prophet and the people gathered in Gihon who happened to be in knowledge of the event] and later by all the people [1 Chronicles 29:22]. — Jesus Christ the Messiah has been anointed twice. First by His family of God [Matthew 3:16-17]. “Matthew 3:16-17, Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me [Messiah, Jesus Christ], because He [God] hath anointed Me [Jesus] to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” – “Acts 4:26-28 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against His Christ. For of a truth against thy Holy Child Jesus, whom Thou [God] hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined [to kill Jesus] before to be done.” – Jesus is currently being anointed throughout His Christian Church Age. “1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God [Jesus] was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on [anointed] in the world, received up into glory.” – “2 Corinthians 1:20-22 For all the promises of God in Him are yea [yes], and in Him Amen [Truth], unto the glory of God by us. Now He which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit [Father, Son Jesus, Holy Spirit] in our hearts.” {My perspective on the Church rapture is just when is the Antichrist ‘anointed’ by God to receive his Kingdom on earth is it pre-tribulation [this happens to be my position on End Time events]? or is it 3½ years later at pre-wrath [also a very possible position for End Time events]? The anointed Church (2 Corinthians 1:20-22) and the future Kingdom of Antichrist are not going to co-exist and when the anointed ‘born again’ Church is raptured only then will the Antichrist be anointed for his Kingdom on earth. Then with the Christian Church gone the Antichrist will preside over a Kingdom on earth that will go horribly wrong for everyone involved as the Antichrist attempts to receive the anointing of the Nations starting in the Holy of Holies (Matthew 24:15) with the Nation of Israel.} – There is yet a third and future anointing of the Messiah Jesus Christ the anointing among the Nations starting with Jesus being anointed King by the elders of Israel in Jerusalem. “Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks [490 years] are determined upon thy people [the Jews] and upon thy holy city [Jerusalem], to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness [the Kingdom of God among the Nations], and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint [Messiah] the most Holy.” – “Zechariah 12:10-14 And I will pour [anoint] upon the House of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the [Holy] Spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me [Jesus Christ] whom they have pierced (crucified), and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in [agony] bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning *in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the House of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart; The family of the House of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart; All the families that remain [after the Tribulation], every family apart, and their wives apart.” {Note: the coming Tribulation during the events of Revelation is primarily a Gentile (Martyred Saints) Holocaust the Jews having already suffered their [WWII] Holocaust will primarily be exempt from the Holocaust to come but still it will be dangerous and difficult times for everyone and not every family will make it through the events. Presumably the Nation of Israel will emerge (anoint the Messiah Jesus Christ) and enter into the Kingdom Age [1,000 year reign of the Messiah] far more intact than any of the Gentile Nations.} – “Ezekiel 43:5-7 So the [Holy] Spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court [Millennial Temple – 4th Temple in Jerusalem]; and, behold, the Glory of the LORD filled the House. And I heard Him speaking unto me out of the House; and *the Man [Jesus Christ] stood by me. And He said unto me, Son of man [Ezekiel], the place of My Throne, and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell [as anointed King] in the midst of the children of Israel for ever …” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Part 2a. A brief look and introduction into the 7 anointed Gentile Global Kings of the Earth (anointed from God) and the anointed 8th King Jesus Christ: Beginning with Nimrod (Tower of Babel – Genesis 10:8-10) — Pharaoh Akhenaten (Egypt – Joseph’s Pharaoh, the Dream Pharaoh – Genesis 41:1) — Nebuchadnezzar (Babylon – Jeremiah 27:4-7, Daniel 2:37) — Cyrus (Persia – Isaiah 45:1-7, Ezra 1:1-4) — Alexander the Great (Greece – Daniel 8:21) — Julius Caesar (Rome and The Revised [10 Kingdom] Roman Empire – Daniel 7:19) — Antichrist [emerges from within the Revised Roman Empire] (Satan – Daniel 7:20) — Messiah, Jesus Christ’s Kingdom (Heaven and Earth – Daniel 2:35, Daniel 2:44-45)

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html Genesis 10:8-10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty [occult] one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter {spiritual seeker, occult} before {anointed of} the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before {in the presence of} the LORD. *And the beginning of his [Nimrod’s] Kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar [later Babylon – modern Iraq]. {Note: all 7 of the Gentile global Kings-Kingdoms are anointed, for a time, given by God even as the Gentile King might at times or throughout thier duration be at odd with God.} — Genesis 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed [a dream from God] {this is possibly or most probably the Pharaoh Akhenaten}: and, behold, he stood by the river. — Jeremiah 27:4-7 … Thus saith the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters; I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, **and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto Me. And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the King of Babylon, My servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him. And all Nations shall serve him, and his son [Nabonidus], and his son’s son [Belshazzar], until the very time of his land come: and then many Nations and Great Kings shall serve themselves of him. — Isaiah 45:1-7 Thus saith the LORD to His anointed, to Cyrus [of Persia], whose right hand I have holden, to subdue Nations before him; and I will loose the loins of Kings, to open before him the two leaved gates [of Babylon]; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: *And I will give thee the Treasures of Darkness [Mystery Babylon – secret knowledge – the 7 Gentile Kingdoms ‘beginning’ with Nimrod and ending with Antichrist once manifested are aggregate and ongoing], *and hidden riches [wealth] of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. **For Jacob [the Nation of Israel] My servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known Me. I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside Me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known Me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside Me. I Am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. — Ezra 1:1-4 Now in the first year of Cyrus King of Persia, that the Word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus King of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his Kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus King of Persia, The LORD God of Heaven hath given me all the Kingdoms of the earth; and He hath charged me to build Him an House [Temple – 2nd Temple] at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all His people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the House [Temple] of the LORD God of Israel, He is the God, which is in Jerusalem. And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the House of God that is in Jerusalem. — Daniel 8:16-27 And I heard a Man’s [Jesus’] voice [standing on the water] between the banks of [the river] Ulai, which called, and said, [Angel] Gabriel, make this man [Daniel] to understand the vision. So he [Gabriel] came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man [Daniel]: for at the Time of the End shall be the vision [the four Gentile global governments – Persia, Greece, Rome and Antichrist]. Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright. And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for *at the time appointed the end shall be. The ram which thou sawest having two horns are *the kings of Media and Persia [4th Kingdom]. And the rough goat is the King of Grecia [Greece – 5th Kingdom]: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first King [Alexander the Great]. Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four Kingdoms [Ptolemaic kingdom of Egypt, the Seleucid Empire in the east, the kingdom of Pergamon in Asia Minor, and Macedon – wiki.com] shall stand up out of the Nation, but not in his power. And in the latter time of their [Roman] Kingdom {Rome annexed and acquired the Kingdom of Greece more by default (a weakened Greece) and through political contracts than through direct military conquest}, when the transgressors are come to the full, a King [Antichrist] of fierce countenance, and understanding dark [occult] sentences, shall stand up. And his [Antichrist] power shall be mighty, but not by his own power [by Satan’s]: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft [occult – Satanism] to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and *by [false] peace shall destroy many: he [Antichrist] shall also stand up against the Prince of Princes [Jesus Christ]; but he [Antichrist] shall be broken [spiritually] without [physical] hand. And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days. And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king’s [Belshazzar – son of Nabonidus – grandson of Nebuchadnezzar] business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it. — Daniel 2:35 Then was the iron (Rome), the clay (Revised Rome – Antichrist), the brass (Greece), the silver (Persia), and the gold (Babylon), broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them [Kingdoms of the Earth]: and the Stone [Jesus Christ] that smote the image became a Great Mountain [single government], and filled the whole earth. Daniel 2:44-45 And in the days of these Kings [Kings of the Earth] shall *the God of Heaven set up a [eternal] Kingdom, **which shall never be destroyed: and the [eternal] Kingdom shall not be left to other [unbelieving] people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these [7 earthly] Kingdoms, and it [the Kingdom of Jesus Christ] shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the Stone was cut out of the Mountain [Divinely] without [physical] hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the Great God hath made known to the King [Nebuchadnezzar] what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Apple Eliminates Passion From Its MacBook Pro – Should you skip this update and wait for Intel’s next-generation *Sandy Bridge processor architecture, which will arrive later this year? {The Sandy Bridge [32nm] CPU family of technology from Intel Corp. available in 2011 is really the beginning of the end of silicone CPU’s for desktop computers – Sandy Bridge is so complete that future CPU technologies will offer little in advancement for silicone desktop CPU’s. When buying a desktop computer or even a laptop try to plan around the Sandy Bridge family and then buy a computer that you really want because it will last a really long time – no more 2-3 year upgrade cycles. The later 22nm and 16nm CPU technology advancements are going to be more beneficial for portable and handheld devices while the desktops will have mostly maxed out in benefits from the 32nm CPU [Sandy Bridge] designs.}

http://www.conceivablytech.com/600/products/apple-eliminates-passion-from-its-macbook-pro/ Opinion – Is it just me or is Apple’s latest MacBook Pro Update a truly useless refresh? In all seriousness, how much more boring can the MacBook Pro get? Is there value in this delayed update of Apple’s top-of-the-line portable computers, if PC rivals offer so much more? Should you skip this update and wait for Intel’s next-generation Sandy Bridge processor architecture, which will arrive later this year? The new MacBook Pro raises some questions and I wonder if Apple’s efforts in the notebook space get lost in the iPhone and iPad hype. Judging Apple products purely on hardware components would be foolish. The value of any Apple product is created by an entire system of characteristics, such as product design, features, software and integration with other Apple products. But we are also used to predictable product refresh cycles that deliver upgrades to more recent hardware, which was the case yesterday when Apple updated its MacBook Pro line. The press release was wrapped into the glamorous vocabulary we are used to hear from Apple, promising an entirely new world of performance. … I am glad Apple got around offering Intel’s 32nm i5 chips and one i7 processor option. They have been around long enough (January 2010). There were rumors that Intel had some supply problems especially as far as the i5 processor is concerned, but an introduction more than four months after the initial announcement is not exactly what I would call quick. Previously, Apple has been among the first companies to offer new processor generations and even jumped the gun on Intel’s announcements by disregarding non-disclosure agreements. … In a way, it seems that the MacBook Pro and many other Apple products got lost in the iPhone/iPad tsunami of announcements and I can’t help but feel that the business focus inside Apple is shifting – and there may be a justifiable reason. According to Apple’s most recent earnings release, Macs (desktops and portables) account for only 28.4% of Apple’s revenue, while the iPhone is at 35.6% and the iPod at 29.04%. Compared to the iPod and the iPhone, the Mac business is growing not nearly as fast and it is the business segment with the lowest margins. Apple’s iPhone business has grown by 90% year over year, the iPod business is torpedoed by the iPhone but is stable, while Apple’s Mac business grew by 25% year over year (the portable business grew by just 9%, according to Apple’s Fiscal Q1 2010 earnings report.) Did Apple shift its focus in favor of those segments that promise higher profit margins? What impact will the iPad have on the MacBook? Your guess is as good as mine. But it does not take much to predict that product updates such as yesterday’s MacBook Pro refresh won’t accelerate the growth of MacBook (Pro) sales. Apple’s Macs have become tremendously successful by sparking emotions the PC can’t match. Those emotions have been somewhat lost in the latest product generation. Technology

Did Steve Jobs Steal The iPad? Genius Inventor Alan Kay Reveals All – The similarity to the iPad and previous Webpads was amazing – What struck me was how the article noted that the device called Dynabook dates back to 1968 – The Dynabook is still remembered as a vision of what computers could eventually become (Photos)

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/alan-kay-steve-jobs-ipad-iphone,10209.html Apple proclaims that the iPad is magical. Steve Jobs himself said that it would be one of the most important works of his life. But is there a story to the iPad that the public doesn’t know? We take you 38 years into the past, when the iPad was invented. Did Steve Jobs Steal the iPad? The industry tends to get too consumed by excitement for Apple’s latest products. So much, in fact, that we forget to ask questions we usually would like to ask. There is the general perception that Steve Jobs is one of the greatest inventors of our time. Be prepared for the wrath of Apple’s fan base if you criticize Apple and especially Jobs. Think about the iPhone and what it has done for the status of Jobs. Or the iPad, which Jobs reportedly described as the most important device he has ever launched. But is it possible that Steve Jobs is really the origin of all those captivating ideas? … Like the author of the Business Insider article, I had never heard of the Dynabook. Google quickly revealed the source of the article, a 1972 research paper published by a Xerox PARC scientist. I have been an IT writer for the entire span of my 15-year career, so PARC was no secret to me and you perhaps know as well that this famed research center was the origin of many technologies we take for granted today, such as the laser printer, the computer mouse, and the Ethernet. It turned out the Dynabook is at least as significant as those technologies. … As you read the paper entitled “A Personal Computer for Children of All Ages,” you get the impression that the author had a clear vision of a device like the iPad. Remember, this was 38 years ago in a time when the phrase “personal computer” did not exist, when there was no Microsoft and computers were not popular enough to have convinced a publisher to design and create a magazine for it. I’ll spare you the details of the paper and you can read the text or download the PDF of the article to learn about a part of computer history you don’t hear about that often. It so happens that the author of this paper is Alan Kay, one of the key people who have shaped the way we are using computers today. You may not have heard of Kay, as he is part of the research community and does not stand on stages like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates does. Kay is widely recognized and best known as the key scientist behind the graphical user interface and one of the inventors of object-oriented programming. The Dynabook is still remembered as a vision of what computers could eventually become. Kay described a plasma screen with a contrast ratio approaching that of a book; a keyboard with no moving parts; a network connection with the ability to purchase, transfer, and download “instantiate” files; global information connectivity, such as libraries; media connectivity; and a target price of $500. After reading the paper, it was natural to ask the question: Did Steve Jobs read this paper as well and did he just try to build the Dynabook? I was lucky enough to catch up with Alan Kay and ask him what he thought. Needless to say, I also tried to contact Apple’s PR department and Steve Jobs himself, but I did not get a reply. After a week of exchanging delightful emails with Alan Kay, I have learned quite a bit about the origins of personal computing and the Dynabook, but I have to admit that answering the question whether the iPad was Jobs’ idea or not is nearly impossible. Kay told me that back in 1972 he “wasn’t trying to predict the iPad” and that “the desiderata for the Dynabook should be judged on their own merits.” In fact, the Dynabook was not so much a prediction, but a vision for a personal computer and what it could be. That vision not only included hardware, but software as well that would allow anyone, especially children, to use the computer as a medium of expression, much like reading and writing are amplified by the printing press, as Kay describes it. Kay believes that computers can be much more powerful than most people can imagine today. A significant component of the Dynabook’s usage model was that its users would be able to easily develop simple applications. For example, even children could use simple yet effective graphics-based script languages to understand and translate experiments as well as to modify and write their own scripts and eventually entire programs such as games. There is a clear difference between the Dynabook concept and what the iPad is today. If you look at the iPad and the Dynabook, the usage models could not be any different. You could even claim that the iPad is geared for passive computing, while the Dynabook represented an idea of active computing. The last thing you would want to do on an iPad is write your own software. You have the App Store, so why would you program anything? However, there is a much deeper connection between Kay and Apple. Kay agreed that Steve Jobs has known about the Dynabook idea and the interim-Dynabook (called the PARC Alto) for several decades. The result of the research and Kay’s colleagues at Apple were the Lisa and Macintosh. After becoming an Apple Fellow in 1984, Kay intended to build a Dynabook and actually came very close to completing it. “The Newton was one such project and it was a shame that the Apple marketing people messed up the design of it,” Kay said. Over time, there were more Dynabook hints in the IT industry. For example, there was the Tablet PC, which was predicted to revolutionize the notebook market. However, Kay believes that “the design of this machine was ruined by Bill Gates, who insisted that Windows be the software on it.” The Tablet PC, by the way, was first designed by Chuck Thacker, who also designed the PARC Alto. So, did the Dynabook influence Steve Jobs and the iPad? “Hard to imagine that it didn’t,” Kay said. Technology

Facebook Aims to Complete Takeover of Internet – “The Web is at a really important turning point now” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at a conference for Web and software developers in San Francisco – “Most things aren’t social and they don’t use your real identity – This is really starting to change” {I have been on Facebook for a while but didn’t start using it until this last Winter – mostly to play FarmVille with a cousin – but hopefully playing FV will end. I didn’t plan on using Facebook but it is an incredible way to keep up with people so like everyone else I’m using it more and more and someday [soon] I’ll probably commit to it enough to add a photo to my Facebook bio. – Note: The Basic Christian ministry has no intention of integrating any of the new Facebook features into any of the Basic Christian websites. Someday the Jesus Walk Easter Timeline Devotion might be slightly connected with Facebook or some other Social website because the Jesus Walk Devotion was initiated as and has always been intended to be a Social Devotion but even that will be a while before actually happening.}

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/04/21/facebook-widens-reach-tailor-broader-web/ Facebook is spreading its wings to the broader Web with new tools that will allow users to see personalized versions of websites they visit elsewhere. The move could change the way people experience the online world, though it could come with deeper privacy implications. By accessing Facebook’s tools, websites will be able to customize the experience based on the list of friends, favorite bands and other things users have shared on their Facebook profiles. “The Web is at a really important turning point now,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at a conference for Web and software developers in San Francisco. “Most things aren’t social and they don’t use your real identity. This is really starting to change.” It already has, with Facebook among its earliest pioneers. The world’s largest online social network has long insisted, with varying success, that its users go by their real identities when they sign up for the service, offering a contrast to the culture of pseudonyms common elsewhere online. And Facebook has sometimes transported those identities beyond its own service. — The latest changes take this a step further. It means Facebook users will be able to see a Web tailored to them based on their interests and social connections, as long as they are already logged in to Facebook. So when visiting a news site for the first time, they could see which of their Facebook friends liwith their online entourages. If users embrace it, Facebook could gain valuable insights that could help it sell more advertising, potentially rivaling online ad leader Google Inc., which typically tailors ads based on keywords in search terms and Web content. “If I were Google I would be really scared because Facebook might end up with a lot more intelligence than them,” said Alain Chuard, founder of social marketing firm Wildfire. “Google is just an algorithm, but Facebook could rule the Web.” Technology

Intel’s Moorestown to Compete in ‘Handheld Computers’ Sector – In this article I want to talk about Intel’s Moorestown, a platform Intel has been public about for over 2 years – It’s Intel’s stab at a platform for the mobile, always-on, always connected segment – That is, smart devices – From smartphones and smart tablets all the way up to smart netbooks

http://carrypad.com/2010/04/14/intels-moorestown-to-compete-in-handheld-computers-sector/ I define a smart device as being mobile, always on, always connected, sensor-aware and having what I call a dynamic operating system. That is, an OS that is interesting to use, stylish and that is ‘point-of-sale capable’ via an active application and content ecosystem. The prime example of a dynamic operating system is Apple’s iPhone OS. In this article I want to talk about Intel’s Moorestown, a platform Intel has been public about for over 2 years. It’s Intel’s stab at a platform for the mobile, always-on, always connected segment. That is, smart devices. From smartphones and smart tablets all the way up to smart netbooks. As ARM-based smartphones get bigger and more powerful and already have ALL the smart features required, there’s a huge risk to Intel so clearly there’s a serious business reason for doing this and getting it right. At IDF in Beijing today, Pankaj Kedia presented the latest information on the Moorestown platform and in his slides, he gives a good overview of where the device is targeted and what its key features are. Let me walk you through some of the slides. … The next public check-point for Intel will be Computex in Taiwan, June 2010 so unless Intel (or their customers) release information before then, we’ll have to wait a few months for more details. I’ll be in Taiwan for Computex so stay tuned for more coverage. Technology

MeeGo gets wide support, features and UI shots show up – The features of MeeGo handheld devices should include: 3G voice and data, Wi-Fi, VoIP, Instant Messaging, social networking integration, location based services, data sync for cloud and device, feeds (stock, weather and news), Fennec browser with Flash support, audio and video players, camera and so on

http://www.unwiredview.com/2010/04/14/meego-gets-wide-support-features-and-ui-shots-show-up/ The Linux Foundation announced that MeeGo (the new platform resulted by merging Intel’s Moblin with Nokia’s Maemo) has received support from many companies from a wide range of sectors. The companies are: Acer, Asus, Asianux, Amino, BMW Group, CS2C, Collabora, Ltd., DeviceVM, EA Mobile, Gameloft, Linpus, Hancom, Maemo Community Council, Mandriva, MontaVista Software, Metasys, Miracle, Novell, Red Flag, PixArt, ST-Ericsson, TurboLinux, Tencent, VietSoftware, WTEC, Wind River and Xandros. In addition, feature lists for MeeGo handhelds (smartphones) and netbooks have been made public during Intel’s IDF conference in Beijing. The features of MeeGo handheld devices should include: 3G voice and data, Wi-Fi, VoIP, Instant Messaging, social networking integration, location based services, data sync for cloud and device, feeds (stock, weather and news), Fennec browser with Flash support, audio and video players, camera and so on. Technology

The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth — Apparently there was a breakdown very early after the original creation regarding the patriarchal family structure of one husband and one wife with God as the ultimate head and authority for each family group – Today we have many counterfeit and substitutional family groups; the workplace, friends, political parties, sports teams and even church denominations are all common substitutes for the Divinely sanctioned family group with Jesus Christ remaining the head and authority for each individual

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_historystudy.html In Cain and Lamech we see the early breakdown of the godly sanctified family as the intended family is being substituted and misused for power, sex, authority and greed. “Genesis 4:17-26 And Cain knew [sexualy] his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch {3rd from Adam}: and he [Cain] builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. *And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. And Zillah, she also bare Tubal- cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. *And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold. And Adam knew his wife [Eve] again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed (Genesis 3:15) instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call [in the hope of the coming Messiah-Redeemer-Seed, Jesus Christ] upon the Name of the LORD.” — The breakdown in the traditional family is restored in the Spiritual family of Christianity with Jesus Christ remaining as the head and authority over the entirety of the Christian Church family. “John 19:26-27 When Jesus therefore saw His mother [Mary], and the disciple [John] standing by, whom He loved (greatest good and highest wellbeing love, Spiritual-emotional, unselfish, non-sexual, eternal love – G25 Agapao, Agape), He saith unto His mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith He (Jesus) to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.” {Note: This event that took place at the crucifixion of Jesus is the structuring of the Christian Church into a Spiritual family. Also Note: This is not an adoption event as adoption has with it a house (i.e. John 14:2, a future adoption event) and Mary went to John’s house, permanently precluding adoption (Mary did not adopt John – and the younger does not adopt the elder) Mary went with the Disciple John to his house as a part of a Spiritual, united Christian family.} The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth

The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth — We Are One In The Spirit (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acqRe5MxWA0 Music by the band Jars of Clay. The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth

The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth — The Pre-flood ‘dispensation’ is one of several human groups or dispensations separated out and grouped together by God as part of a continuing and ongoing work of God in order for God to continually reunite a separated mankind back into His closeness and presence — “Matthew 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the Kingdom of Heaven [Christian Church Age – New Testament Dispensation] is greater than he [John the Baptist – Old Testament Dispensation].”

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_historystudy.html Various dispensations are carefully alluded to throughout the Bible including in the New Testament. “1 Corinthians 9:16-18 For though I [a Christian] preach the Gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe [misery] is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will [unwillingly], [still] a dispensation [part] of the gospel is committed unto me. What is my [willing] reward then [not money – but fellowship with God]? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.” … “Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He [God – the Father] might gather together in one all things in [Jesus] Christ, both which are in heaven [Angels], and which are on earth [humans]; even in Him [Jesus Christ]:” – Note: As John the Baptist was greatest among the O.T. Saints in having Divine Messianic Revelation, he was least when compared to the Divine Messianic [Jesus Christ] Revelation that each Christian possesses. Later each Christian has less Divine Messianic [Jesus Christ] Revelation then possibly each of the Martyred Saints of Revelation (Revelation 7:15) and certainly the Christian Church has less Divine Messianic [Jesus Christ] Revelation then any the 144,000 Jewish (Salvation) Firstfruits of Revelation (Revelation 14:3). The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth

The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth — Antediluvian [Pre-flood] Civilizations – {The pre-flood civilization up until the days of Noah encompassed about 2,000 years of human history and probably involved several billion people. – Note: In the pre-flood earth it doesn’t appear that there were any Kings or Governments and that the long lives [experience and expertise] of each individual precluded them from being reigned and ruled over by others. Instead of a governmental structure of Kings and Politicians the earth seemed to have been Governed strictly by each family patriarch (head) according to God’s governance and that after the flood in the new, young and now naive post-flood civilization the inexperienced human civilization now required [and allowed strangers – nonfamily members] rulers and Kings and that Nimrod was possibly the first King though human history had existed for some 2,000 years before Nimrod. – Also Note: Jesus is not a stranger but He is family with everyone and as family He has our own individual best interest at His heart. Jesus is the kinsman (relative – related) redeemer to everyone [we are created in God’s image – relationship] and His (Fatherly, creation – Brotherly, redemption and salvation) relationship to all humans is maintained via His Virgin (Divine) birth.}

http://www.nwcreation.net/antediluviancivilizations.html Introduction: “‘Antediluvian civilizations'” are civilizations believed to have existed before the Great flood of Noah. If the fossil record is indeed the result of the Biblical flood as described in the Bible, then it is somewhat expected for evidence of antediluvian (pre-flood) civilizations to exist. It is assumed by many that humans reached advanced stages of technological development before the flood. Such presuppositions are usually based on the Biblical genealogy, which states that ancient people lived to approximately 10 times our current life span. Also it is frequently mentioned that Adam and Eve would likely possess higher than normal intelligence since they were created as adults, with knowledge that subsequent humans obtain from their parents. Another theory states that the antediluvian race called the Nephilim was superior to other humans in this respect. All accounts of the Great flood from civilizations around the world indicate that there were civilizations before the flood. However, as a result of the destruction during the flood and the passage of time, the remaining evidence is scanty. As a result of the flood, the earth was covered in hundreds of feet of sediment, and very little of the antediluvian horizon has been exposed. It is also problematic that the scientific community is quick to dismiss any artifacts that dispute their presupposed interpretation of the fossil record. Nevertheless, any truly advanced civilization would have left durable traces or constructions that would likely surface during excavations or by erosion. Relatively insightful accounts can be drawn from the Bible, apocrypha, and ancient Babylonian and Greek accounts of antediluvian civilization. … Implications of the Tower of Babel: We can not dispute the existence of atypical knowledge possessed by Adam and Eve, however, we should also consider the tower of Babel curse as it relates to human accomplishments to that date. Monumental constructions are a great source of pride for humans. It was most likely this type of technological development that God attempted to retard by creating the language barriers at the tower of Babel. The Babel event suggests that the tower was the first major monument that mankind had ever built. It was the first construction that had no purpose but to be a monument [temple] to human achievement [based on Satanic interaction]. The tower was not a particularly important technological development [Babel was a major object of Satanic interaction between humans and Satan – harming humans to the extent of possibly permanently altering our human (DNA) making us more susceptible to disease, illness and further shortening our lifespan and also harming our psyche (soul) by lessening our confidence and our decision making capabilities making us even more susceptible to Satanic deceptions]. It was built out of bricks, and was therefore incomparable to even the limestone pyramids. In comparison to our modern building it was hardly more than a mud mound. Many better monuments would be built afterwards, but given God’s reaction, it is logical to propose that nothing like it had been built prior to the flood. The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth

The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth — The Date of Noah’s Flood – The placing of a catastrophic global flood in the year (about) 2304 BC [and Creation at about 4,000 B.C.] means that all civilizations discovered by archaeology [today] must fit into the last 4,285 years {The flood of Noah (about 4,284 years ago) destroyed all the previous civilizations so about 4,284 years of land based archeology exists – though pre-flood archeology may well exist [and some evidence (artifacts ‘Ooparts’) have been found and do exist] deep under the sea or deep underground.}

http://www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v4/i1/noahs_flood.asp Since we exist in the present, we are really trying to find information that will enable us to add up the years between us and Noah’s Flood. As our starting point we will take the Birth of Christ. It is unlikely anyone will dispute that Christ was born approximately 1,984 years ago. Since Christ is recorded as having referred to Noah’s Flood as a past event it should be obvious that we need data that will take us back beyond 2,000 years. The next date we can put down with reliable certainty is 967 BC or 2,948 years ago. This is the date at which Solomon laid the foundation of the Temple (1 Kings 6:1). For those who are interested in the detailed evidence as to why this event can be placed in 967 BC I would refer you to Professor Edwin Thiele’s work The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings. His work can be summarized by the statement that both the chronology of the Ancient Assyrian Culture and the Biblical record point to this date. The first verse of Kings chapter 6 is also useful in that it tells us there was a time span of 480 years (see Appendix 1) from the time Israel left Egypt (the Exodus) until Solomon began to build the Temple. The Exodus occurred therefore roughly 1,981 + 967 + 480 years ago (see Appendix 2) or 3,428 years ago or 1447 BC +/- 1 year. Why do I say +/- 1 year? As the chronologist compares the family trees or chronologies in the Bible, it is interesting to note that these lists use only whole years (e.g. Gen. 11). Now if a person is listed as being 44 years of age when their son was born, they may have been just 44 or nearly 45. Anywhere in this period of 12 months they are still 44. This introduces a margin of error of up to 12 months or 1 year for each person or event in such a list. — As the Bible records the Flood a significant time before the Exodus, let us examine data which will take us back before this event. Paul, a university trained Jew, well skilled in the Hebrew language, the religion of the Jews and the writings of Moses, wrote in the early years of the Christian era, a letter to the church at Galatia (Galatians 3:17). He stated that the Israelites left Egypt to return to the promised land 430 years (see Appendix 3) after God gave the promise to Abraham, the founder of the Jewish race. According to Acts 7:4 and Genesis 12:1-4, Abraham was 75 years old when God gave him the promise and in the same year his father Terah was 205 years old and Abraham was born when Terah was 130 years of age (Gen.11:26-33). (See Appendix 4.) The statements of genealogy in Genesis 11:10-26, are father-son statements and link Abraham to Noah’s son, Shem. The statements list the persons by name. Their year of birth against their father’s age is listed and their father is named. These chronologies do not have missing generations; there are no gaps. If we add up the figures mentioned between Shem’s 100th year (Gen. 11:10) and Abraham (Gen. 11:26) we get 350 years. Since 9 names are mentioned it is 350 years +/- 9 (9 margins of error of up to 1 year each). Genesis 11:10 tells us that Shem was 100 years old, 2 years after the Flood had finished. When was Noah’s Flood? 1,981 years to AD 0 plus 967 years to the founding of Solomon’s Temple plus 480 years to the end of the Exodus plus 430 years to the promise to Abraham plus 75 years to Abraham’s birth plus 350 years to Shem’s 100th birthday plus 2 years to the Flood. The Biblical data places the Flood at 2304 BC +/- 11 years. This date is, as expected, in conflict with secular archaeology which regards the Flood as either local or a myth and the Biblical chronologies as irrelevant or inaccurate. The placing of a catastrophic global flood in the year 2304 BC means that all civilizations discovered by archaeology must fit into the last 4,285 years. The significance of this fact will be pursued in later articles. [Ed.- for more information, see TJ 2 (1986), pp. 56-87 and TJ 3 (1988), pp. 96-136.] The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth

Ancient Brass BELL (Oopart – Out of place artifact) Found Encased IN COAL supposed to be about 300 million years old! – the bell is an antediluvian [before the deluge, pre-flood] artifact made before the Genesis Flood (Noah’s Ark) – For more detailed pictures of the bell and the [idol] demon-like figure on top, click here (Photos)

http://www.genesispark.org/genpark/bell/bell.htm In 1944, as a ten year old boy, Newton Anderson dropped a lump of coal in his basement and found that it contained this bell inside. The bituminous coal that was mined near his house in Upshur County West Virginia is supposed to be about 300 million years old! What is a brass bell with an iron clapper doing in coal ascribed to the Carboniferous Period? According to Norm Sharbaugh’s book Ammunition (which includes several “coal anecdotes”) the bell is an antediluvian artifact (made before the Genesis Flood). The Institute for Creation Research had the bell submitted to the lab at the University of Oklahoma. There a nuclear activation analysis revealed that the bell contains an unusual mix of metals, different from any known modern alloy production (including copper, zinc, tin, arsenic, iodine, and selenium). — Genesis 4:22 states that Tubal-Cain was “an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron…” Perhaps when his civilization came to an end in the flood, this bell was buried with a mass of vegetation that became coal and ended up thousands of years later in Newt Anderson’s coal bin. … Later on, Newton Anderson spent a great deal of time researching the demon atop the bell. He discovered similarities to the Babylonian Southwest Wind Demon and the Hindu deity Garuda. Garuda is sometimes depicted on top of bells, as is the Egyptian Isis. The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth

OOPARTS (out of place artifacts) & ANCIENT HIGH TECHNOLOGY — Evidence of Noah’s Flood? – Do unexplained technologies of the ancients provide possible proofs of Pre-flood civilizations? – If you believe that the flood of Noah actually happened, what was the state of the technology of (antediluvian) pre-flooders? Could they have left physical evidence of their existence? – We expect you to use your own knowledge filter (Christian discernment) on this site

http://www.s8int.com/index.html Point of View: We have a Biblical viewpoint on the world. Ooparts are evidence, we think, that the Flood actually happened. News items or magazine articles that report them may not have the same perspective that Christians do. When we read for instance, a scientific article that puzzles over our lack of genetic variability, we think of the Flood of Noah. We would include that article here, without editing, because we expect Christians to use their filters on such an article. That does not mean that we agree with the evolutionary timeframe given in said article. — We think it’s more interesting when general newspaper articles or science articles observe data that they might see one way, but that Christians might see another way given our own knowledge about God, creation and the flood. It’s more interesting to quote Stephen Jay Gould saying that “the lack of transitional fossils is the trade secret of paleontology”, than it might be to hear another Christian say it. So, no we don’t believe the universe is millions or billions of years old. We don’t know how old it is-we just know who created it and how long it took Him. We do not believe in pre-Adamic races, though we do believe that there were “civiilizations” prior to the Flood. We don’t believe in space aliens or cooties. We expect you to use your own knowledge filter on this site. The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth

The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth — “Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven [sky] and the earth.” – Christian Creationism vs. Secular Evolution

http://www.basicchristian.org/creation_evolution.html Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven (sky) and the earth. – It is only through creation and not by means of evolution that people can be “created in the image of God” therefore creation is the very heart of the plan of God. “Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image …” Either people are created and are therefore in the image of God making us capable of fellowship and able to have a relationship with God or we are involved in some random evolution process in a random universe that is without meaning and ultimately is totally useless. “Revelation 14:6-7 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every Nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made (created) heaven, and earth’ …” The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth

The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth — BasicChristian.org: Article Introduction – The 7 physical and spiritual realms as unfolded in the 7 Days of the Genesis creation model {the 8th realm being God’s realm of unrestricted eternity}

http://www.basicchristian.org/Truth_vs_Deception.pdf Humans exist in and are limited to the first three physical dimensions (length, height, width) and also the fourth dimension (restriction) of time. The spiritual realm of demons, angels and in part the coming Antichrist exists in the less restricted 5th and 6th dimensions. In fact the coming Antichrist is going to bring down or “contact” the 5th and 6th dimensions and infuse 4th dimensional human beings with 5th dimensional demons [Nephilim spirits] and 6th dimensional fallen [Satanic] angelic spirit beings consequently orchestrating 5th and 6th dimensional miracles and signs and wonders in order to deceive mankind. Note: So who is Melchizedek? Melchizedek is the manifestation [into our human realms] of the infinite dimensional (infinite dimensions – no restrictions – unrestricted) God in Person. Melchizedek is God the Holy Spirit in Person. Melchizedek is the Order of the Holy Spirit Priesthood. — Also Note: In the Basic Christian article “Who is Melchizedek?” the 8 dimensions (restrictions) are listed in conjunction with the original creation week (Genesis 1:1-2:4) and are categorized as follows: 1. Length [Day one creation – light separated [Judgment] (length) from darkness] 2. Height [Day two creation – divided the waters above from the waters below] 3. Width [Day three creation – dry land and plants] 4. Time [Day four creation – sun, moon, stars for times and seasons] 5. Demonic [Nephilim spirits] – demons [Day five creation – fish from the waters below, birds from the waters above] 6. Angelic – Holy Angels and also Satan with all of his fallen angels [Day six creation – land animals and humans (pre-fall) – humans the highest part of creation created separate and above the animals and equal to the angels but with sin mankind fell from the 6th dimension to the 4th dimension, in fact with the sin of mankind all of creation also fell from its original creation status] 7. Human Salvation redeemed by the blood, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ [Day seven creation – Rest] 8. Unrestricted [outside of creation] – The only Unrestricted, Eternal, Wise, ∞ Infinite, Almighty God consisting of God the Father, the Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. — “Genesis 2:4 These are the generations [dimensions] of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens …” The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth

The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth — Wikipedia: Dimension – A diagram showing the first four spatial dimensions [Length, Height, Width, Time via Movement]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimension From left to right, the square, the cube, and the tesseract. The square is bounded by 1-dimensional lines, the cube by 2-dimensional areas, and the tesseract by 3-dimensional volumes. … Time: Time is often referred to as the “fourth dimension”. It is one way to measure physical change. It is perceived differently from the three spatial dimensions in that there is only one of it, and that we cannot move freely in time but subjectively move in one direction. The equations used in physics to model reality do not treat time in the same way that humans perceive it. The equations of classical mechanics are symmetric with respect to time, and equations of quantum mechanics are typically symmetric if both time and other quantities (such as charge and parity) are reversed. In these models, the perception of time flowing in one direction is an artifact of the laws of thermodynamics (we perceive time as flowing in the direction of increasing entropy). The best-known treatment of time as a dimension is Poincaré and Einstein’s special relativity and extended to general relativity, which treats perceived space and time as components of a four-dimensional manifold, known as spacetime, and in the special, flat case as Minkowski space. — Additional dimensions: Theories such as string theory and M-theory predict that physical space in general has in fact 10 and 11 dimensions, respectively. The extra dimensions are spacelike. We perceive only three spatial dimensions, and no physical experiments have confirmed the reality of additional dimensions. A possible explanation that has been suggested is that space acts as if it were “curled up” in the extra dimensions on a subatomic scale, possibly at the quark/string level of scale or below. Another less-held fringe view asserts that dimensions beyond the fourth progressively condense timelines and universes into single spatial points in the above dimension, until the tenth, where a 0-dimensional point equates to all possible timelines in all possible universes. The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth

The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth — 8 Kingdoms [Revelation 17:10] Introduction: Some brief criteria for the 8 Global Kingdoms of the earth – Throughout human history there have been many glorious [in man’s eyes] Empires, Kingdoms and Dominions but only 8 of the Kingdoms of mankind are the incredible (Revelation 17:10) Kingdoms of the earth {Note: The Basic Christian blog History Study is also going to include some of the additional great Kingdoms primarily Hammurabi (Saudi Arabia), Queen of Sheba (Ethiopia), Solomon (Israel), and Sennacherib (Assyria).}

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_historystudy.html 8 Kingdoms Summary: The Seven incredible Global Gentile Kingdoms of Revelation 17:10 are Nimrod (Tower of Babel), Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome and [revised Rome] the Antichrist Kingdom. While the 8th and final Kingdom is the eternal, righteous Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. Each of these 8 Kingdoms is going to share some remarkable similarities: Each Kingdom will have possessed all of or a majority of the world’s wealth [gold, silver, precious gems] at one time. Each Kingdom has or will have knowledge [both public and secret knowledge] beyond that of their peers. The Kingdoms will also possess influence, military power and political prestige beyond the peers of their day. *Most importantly each of the 8 Kingdoms will also have exerted FAVORABLE influence over the Jews, over Jerusalem and over the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. The Kingdom of Nimrod [about two generations and 100 years after the flood of Noah] encompassed all of humanity including Abraham’s forefather Arphaxad (Genesis 11:11), the Kingdom of Nimrod possessed all human wealth, knowledge and wisdom and the Kingdom of Nimrod built a Temple (the Tower of Babel). Egypt the 2nd Kingdom amassed much of the fortune of the world and much of the knowledge of the world and a great part of that fortune would be “favorably” given to the Jews at their Passover departure from Egypt (Exodus 3:21-22). The wealth of Egypt would then be used by the Jews in the building of the Tabernacle of God by Moses at Mt. Sinai (Saudi Arabia) and later the wealth of the Tabernacle would be transferred into the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. The wealth of the Temple in Jerusalem would be given back to Egypt by the Jewish King Rehoboam (1 Kings 14:25-26). The 3rd Kingdom Babylon [initially very favorable to the Jews, Jerusalem and the Temple] captured the wealth of Egypt in Egypt and took it to their Palace in Babylon. The 4th Kingdom Persia [Iran] conquered Babylon [Iraq] and consolidated the wealth of the world into the Palace at Shushan (Esther 1:4) part of the wealth of Persia was given to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem (Isaiah 45:28, 2 Chronicles 36:23). The 5th Kingdom Greece and Alexander the Great [on either 10 or 11 June 323 B.C., Alexander the Great died in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II, in Babylon at the age of 32 – wiki.com]. King Alexander the Great who immersed the world in Greek thought and philosophy and after sparing the Jews, Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple then “at the age of 32” died among the wealth of ancient Egypt, Babylon and Persia. The 6th Kingdom Rome oversaw an extensive expansion in the size of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. The 7th Kingdom the Kingdom of Antichrist is going to sign a favorable [7 year] covenant with the Jews and the Nation of Israel (Daniel 9:27) and will also in some way rebuild [and eventually occupy (Matthew 24:15)] the now destroyed Temple in Jerusalem. The 8th and final Kingdom the Eternal, Righteous Kingdom of Jesus Christ [Jesus being Jewish] will of course be very favorable to the Jews as Jesus will rule the entire world from the unprecedented Millennial Temple (Ezekiel 43:7) in Jerusalem. The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth

Basic Christian: – The Basic Christian Bible Study: The 8 Global Kingdoms of the Earth – The 7 anointed Gentile Global Kings of the Earth (anointed from God) and the anointed 8th Kingdom the Eternal Kingdom of Jesus Christ — The Kingdoms: beginning with Nimrod (Tower of Babel – Genesis 10:8-10) — Pharaoh Akhenaten (Egypt – Joseph’s Pharaoh, the Dream Pharaoh – Genesis 41:1) — Nebuchadnezzar (Babylon – Jeremiah 27:4-7, Daniel 2:37) — Cyrus (Persia – Isaiah 45:1-7, Ezra 1:1-4) — Alexander the Great (Greece – Daniel 8:21) — Julius Caesar (Rome and The Revised [10 Kingdom] Roman Empire – Daniel 7:19) — Antichrist [emerges from within the Revised Roman Empire] (Satan – Daniel 7:20) — Messiah, Jesus Christ’s Kingdom (Heaven and Earth – Daniel 2:35, Daniel 2:44-45)

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Genesis 10:8-10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty [occult] one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter {spiritual seeker, occult} before {anointed of} the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before {in the presence of} the LORD. *And the beginning of his [Nimrod’s] Kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar [later Babylon – modern Iraq]. {Note: all 7 of the Gentile global Kings-Kingdoms are anointed, for a time, given by God even as the Gentile King might at times or throughout thier duration be at odd with God.} — Genesis 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed [a dream from God] {this is possibly or most probably the Pharaoh Akhenaten}: and, behold, he stood by the river. — Jeremiah 27:4-7 … Thus saith the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters; I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, **and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto Me. And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the King of Babylon, My servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him. And all Nations shall serve him, and his son [Nabonidus], and his son’s son [Belshazzar], until the very time of his land come: and then many Nations and Great Kings shall serve themselves of him. — Isaiah 45:1-7 Thus saith the LORD to His anointed, to Cyrus [of Persia], whose right hand I have holden, to subdue Nations before him; and I will loose the loins of Kings, to open before him the two leaved gates [of Babylon]; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: *And I will give thee the Treasures of Darkness [Mystery Babylon – secret knowledge – the 7 Gentile Kingdoms ‘beginning’ with Nimrod and ending with Antichrist once manifested are aggregate and ongoing], *and hidden riches [wealth] of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. **For Jacob [the Nation of Israel] My servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known Me. I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside Me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known Me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside Me. I Am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. — Ezra 1:1-4 Now in the first year of Cyrus King of Persia, that the Word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus King of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his Kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus King of Persia, The LORD God of Heaven hath given me all the Kingdoms of the earth; and He hath charged me to build Him an House [Temple – 2nd Temple] at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all His people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the House [Temple] of the LORD God of Israel, He is the God, which is in Jerusalem. And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the House of God that is in Jerusalem. — Daniel 8:16-27 And I heard a Man’s [Jesus’] voice [standing on the water] between the banks of [the river] Ulai, which called, and said, [Angel] Gabriel, make this man [Daniel] to understand the vision. So he [Gabriel] came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man [Daniel]: for at the Time of the End shall be the vision [the four Gentile global governments after (Nimrod, Egypt, Babylon) – Persia, Greece, Rome and Antichrist]. Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright. And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for *at the time appointed the end shall be. The ram which thou sawest having two horns are *the kings of Media and Persia [4th Kingdom]. And the rough goat is the King of Grecia [Greece – 5th Kingdom]: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first King [Alexander the Great]. Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four Kingdoms [Ptolemaic kingdom of Egypt, the Seleucid Empire in the east, the kingdom of Pergamon in Asia Minor, and Macedon – wiki.com] shall stand up out of the Nation, but not in his power. And in the latter time of their [Roman] Kingdom {Rome annexed and acquired the Kingdom of Greece more by default (a weakened Greece) and through political contracts than through direct military conquest}, when the transgressors are come to the full, a King [Antichrist] of fierce countenance, and understanding dark [occult] sentences, shall stand up. And his [Antichrist] power shall be mighty, but not by his own power [by Satan’s]: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft [occult – Satanism] to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and *by [false] peace shall destroy many: he [Antichrist] shall also stand up against the Prince of Princes [Jesus Christ]; but he [Antichrist] shall be broken [spiritually] without [physical] hand. And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days. And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king’s [Belshazzar – son of Nabonidus – grandson of Nebuchadnezzar] business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it. — Daniel 2:35 Then was the iron (Rome), the clay (Revised Rome – Antichrist), the brass (Greece), the silver (Persia), and the gold (Babylon), broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them [Kingdoms of the Earth]: and the Stone [Jesus Christ] that smote the image became a Great Mountain [single government], and filled the whole earth. Daniel 2:44-45 And in the days of these Kings [Kings of the Earth] shall *the God of Heaven set up a [eternal] Kingdom, **which shall never be destroyed: and the [eternal] Kingdom shall not be left to other [unbelieving] people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these [7 earthly] Kingdoms, and it [the Kingdom of Jesus Christ] shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the Stone was cut out of the Mountain [Divinely] without [physical] hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the Great God hath made known to the King [Nebuchadnezzar] what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Update: After Easter the Basic Christian Ministry is going to [briefly] update some ministry events

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ The new Basic Christian ministry email address is – David.Anson.Brown[at]Gmail.com – and hopefully it will clear up any confusion because the previous Hotmail account has so many problems that I seldom manage to get Ministry emails into my inbox. If I didn’t reply to an email that needed a reply then I probably didn’t get the email so here’s hoping the new email address can improve communication. ~ God bless everyone, David Anson Brown – Basic Christian

Jesus Walk 2010 — Jesus Christ has risen from the grave – Truly He has risen – He has risen indeed!

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html Jesus Christ has risen from the grave – Truly He has risen – He has risen indeed! — Thank you for taking part in the 2010 Jesus Walk Holy Week Timeline Devotion! Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, I pray that God will richly bless you, keep you and that His everlasting Divine face will continue to shine upon you. The Lord Jesus Christ be with you in all things as we look to the soon return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. ~ God bless you, David Anson Brown – Basic Christian Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Rich Mullins – [Apostles] Creed (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tpq4MoRVV4 This is the Rich Mullins music video featuring the song “Creed” as it appears on the “Rich Mullins: Pursuit of a Legacy” DVD. Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Creed by Third Day (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGRUaN4bwAs This is the song by the Late, Great, Rich Mullins, it’s about the Apostles Creed. I belive this song is true in all manner, and every time I sing it, it fills me with Gods will and glory. Enjoy it. Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Easter Song by 2nd Chapter of Acts (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB53Sx7oK94 This track is from the live album, “To the Bride,” a Jesus Music Classic, featuring Barry McGuire, 2nd Chapter of Acts, and A Band Called David. “Easter Song” is performed in this track by the 2nd Chapter of Acts. Enjoy, and Happy Easter. Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Easter Song by Glad (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM6x-udOF84 Another Classic from Glad. Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Easter Song by Keith Green (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3kc1jDahU4 Keith Green performing “Easter Song” live from The Daisy Club — LA (1982). Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Easter Sunrise Baptism {Video is usually preceded by a commercial – Try the Continue to Video (option)} (Metacafe)

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/446413/easter_sunrise_baptism/ Comments: Awsome God power – The water is still chilly in March, yet everyone has a huge expression of joy on their face, like the water doesn’t even phase them because their so focused on and in love with Christ. beautiful. Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Jesus’ Glorious Resurrection Life Sunday – Glorious Salvation Resurrection (Easter) Day! – Jesus conquers death by Love & Eternal Life – The Rebirth of Life and we now have Salvation and live an Eternal Life in the Resurrection life of Jesus Christ

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html Sunday {Jesus’ Glorious Resurrection Life Sunday} This day coincides with Sunday April 4, 2010 Resurrection Sunday (Easter) also the “Feast of First Fruits,” the first Sunday of the week after the feasts of the “Lord’s Passover & Unleavened Bread” (Matthew 28:1-15, Mark 16:1-14, John 20:1-23). Sunday, the first day of the week, we arise early and ponder that today is also a feast day, the fourth feast, the “Feast of First fruits”. We wonder why Leviticus 23 this Feast did not have an actual date to be celebrated like the Lord’s Passover, the 14th of the month and the Unleavened Bread, the 15th of the month but the Feast of First Fruits is specifically to be celebrated on the first Sunday of the week after the Passover. Today is also the day the seal is scheduled to be removed from the tomb of Jesus. Some of the women go early in the morning at first light to await access to the tomb to continue to anoint the body of Jesus. While walking to the tomb the women encounter an Angel who asks them why they are seeking the “Living” among the dead? For Jesus whom you seek is Not Dead but He is Alive! The women continue walking. They arrive at the tomb and they see the Roman seal is broken, the stone is rolled back and looking into the tomb they notice that the body of Jesus is missing but His burial wrappings remain there in an undisturbed manner. Seeing what appears to be the Gardener, the women ask him where he has moved the body of Jesus too? “Mary” replies the Gardener, WAIT! Mary knows that voice. This Gardener is JESUS, HE’S ALIVE! Mary and the women grab the feet of Jesus. Jesus tells them that He has not yet gone to the Father (John 20:17) but to go and tell the Good News “of the resurrection” to the rest of the disciples. Peter and John, like the rest of the disciples doubt the good news of the resurrection of Jesus but they run to the tomb to see for themselves. John and Peter enter the empty tomb together. John had been one of the disciples at the crucifixion and he helped place Jesus into the tomb. As John saw the anointed strips of cloth used to wrap the body of Jesus, John realized that the cloth was not unwound but just empty, vacated and collapsed down in a way in which a human body could not have been physically removed from within the cloth covered with ointment. John seeing this, believed (John 20:8). Back in the upper room two, disciples are excitedly telling of meeting and journeying with the Risen Jesus on their way to the town of Emmaus, (Luke 24:33). Meanwhile, in the upper-room the door is shut and locked (John 20:19) and Jesus suddenly appears in their midst in a supernatural way. The newly Resurrected Jesus presents Himself to the disciples. The disciples marvel that Jesus is alive again and then King Jesus breathes His Holy breath on them to give them His resurrection Spirit life. Amazed we realize that this is the same way and the same giver of Life who had previously breathed life into Adam our first forefather (Genesis 2:7). Jesus said “receive you the Holy Spirit” (John 20:22). The disciples by faith receive the Holy Spirit offered by Jesus and by receiving the Holy Spirit they become “Born Again” new creations. – We realize that it is by Faith that we are saved, this Faith! The faith in the risen, living, resurrection Jesus. The faith that Jesus has personally sealed us with the Holy Spirit. We realize that this is the true feast the “Feast of First Fruits” as Jesus breathes into us the “First Fruits” of the Holy Spirit. We know that this is just the First Fruit, the first fruits of the Holy Spirit with much more to come. This fruit is special because it is, according to Leviticus 23, the first of the fruit from within the Promise Land (Joshua 5:10-12) that is from the Promise Land of Heaven and eternal life. We rejoice. Like the children of Israel who were delivered from Egypt, we have escaped the bondage of this world and the cruelty of Satan and the certain death that goes with it. We have escaped by the death of the Firstborn Son of God, His Son Jesus Christ, and we are now alive in His resurrection glory. We like, the Jews of Egypt, have wandered in the desert wilderness of unbelief until our unbelief has vanished. Through faith in Jesus Christ we have crossed the dangerous Jordan river and entered into the Promise Land of Heaven having accepted Jesus as our leader, our King, and our Lord by entering into His New Covenant, the covenant of life. Now alive we realize that the death of sin has “Passed Over” us by our receiving His shed blood as the cleansing of our sins through the death of Jesus on the cross. We now rejoice in the Gospel of Good News that Jesus being Righteous, Holy, Just, and True, the Son of God and God Himself, that He cannot die as humans die but He is alive in the Spiritual realm, the eternal realm that Jesus existed in with the Father before He took on a fleshly body in the womb of Mary (John 16:27-28). — Personal Reflection #10 Resurrection Day “The Re-birth of Life” [after the original life in Garden of Eden] Jesus demonstrates His Authority of Life over death: Life, our meaning and purpose in it have now been answered once and for all in this the very Resurrection Life of Jesus. We now know that there is a God, that He has power to remove sins and to then give life over death, that He Loves us and that we are made alive to be friends with Him forever in His Eternal Resurrection Kingdom of Heaven. How can we ever comprehend this joyous event, Life in Jesus, but comprehend it we must as it is the only way to eternal Life. “Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of Holiness, by the Resurrection from the dead.” Light shines! And with it Life! Jesus is the True Light! Jesus is the Life! God is not dead, God is Alive! Now we too are alive when Jesus breaths His Resurrection Spirit Life into us. Alive and united with the Holy God inside of us, that is Eternal Life! “John 1:3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehend it not.” “2 Corinthians 4:6 For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the Glory of God in the face of Christ Jesus.” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — The Power Of The Cross – Oh To See The Dawn (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwzt9jRUPNg The Power of the Cross: Written by Keith Getty, sung by Stuart Townend. – Comments: The preaching of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is the power of God unto salvation to those who believe. … Amen… What a poweful song, I am grateful everyday for what God has done for me. Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuwdYGijCBI Song: Where you there when they crucified my Lord? – Basic Christian Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — You Were There – God You were always there for us {Most of the movie scenes are from – The Bible [Series] – Apocalypsis Revelation (2002) – Starring Richard Harris} (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R5jRz3IeMU Comments: What a fantastic song which means the world to me, when I was going through the hardest thing that I will possibly go through, he was there…. Thank you Lord. Thank you for dying for me and even tho we were the ones that put you on the cross, you still show us mercy. Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — 3 Day & 3 Night Prophecy Fulfillment Saturday – The Third Day of Death is Fulfilled

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html This day coincides with Saturday April 3, 2010 – Saturday is again the weekly Sabbath day of rest. We rest physically but emotionally we are anything but at rest as we ponder an uncertain future without a leader, without our King Jesus. — Let’s recap Thursday – Sunday by looking at some verses in Luke: “Luke 23:52-24:1 [Thursday][Crucifixion day] “This man, Joseph of Arimathaea, went to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus. And he took it down [from the cross] and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulcher (tomb) that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. And that day was the preparation [preparation for the evening Sabbath of Unleavened Bread], and the Sabbath [Unleavened Bread, evening Sabbath curfew] drew on. And the women also, which came with Him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld (observed) the sepulcher, and how His body was laid. And they returned (home) and [Friday] [normal Day] prepared (worked & labored) spices and ointments; and rested the [Saturday][Sabbath Day] Sabbath day according to the commandment [the 4th of the 10 commandments, the weekly Saturday Sabbath]. Now upon the first day of the week [Sunday][Resurrection Day], very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.” — Personal Reflection #9 Getting through the darkness: It’s dark in there; it’s a dark and lonely place in those deep dark tombs. Death is dark, and it’s dark when we look death in the face. Will the light shine? Will there be life? Will life live and conquer the darkness; the loneliness, the despair, the finality of death? We as humans have to know. We have to know if there is any hope, any permanent existence, any purpose, any reason to life and our existence or if our brief existence here on earth is only a byproduct of some random collision of molecules. Only God – Jesus can answer this question for us and it can only be answered in the Resurrection Life of Jesus as only life can hold the answers to the problems that face mankind. God has given to us, a long time ago, the answer and His promise in each new day. In the beginning of creation God created the Physical Light. He created light as a representation for us to see that indeed His true Spirit light of life shines and it does indeed remove the darkness of death. Every time life gets dark just remember the New Day the Sunrise the Resurrection Sunshine from on high as the Sun represents to us the True Son Light, Jesus. God made it that way! The Sun is our daily and momentary reminder of God, of His Son Jesus, of His light, His warmth, His promises, His Life, His Love and His Eternal Resurrection Life for us. “Lamentations 3:21-23 This I recall in my mind, therefore I have hope. It is the Lord’s Mercies that we are not consumed, because His Compassions fail not. They are new every morning: Great is Thy Faithfulness.” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Sealed Tomb Friday – Roman Guards seal the Tomb – additional Spices and Ointments are purchased and prepared to further anoint the body of Jesus

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html This day coincides with Friday April 2, 2010 – We awake Friday morning our first day without the presence of Jesus. Today, the day after the Feast of Unleavened Bread and before the weekly Saturday Sabbath that begins at Sundown Friday, Jewish time, today is another regular day that happens to be sandwiched between the two Sabbath day Feast days in this year’s original “Jesus Passover” celebration. Therefore with today not being a Sabbath day the usual work including buying and selling can take place. Several people go to purchase spices and ointments (Mark 16:1, Luke 23:56) and mix them together to prepare them in order to further anoint the body of Jesus. “Mark 16:1-2 And when the Sabbath (feast of unleavened bread) [Thursday] was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, [Friday] had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him. And very early in the morning the first day [Sunday] of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.” Early in the day we also find out that the Jewish leaders have just conferred with the Roman leaders (Matthew 27:62-66) to have guards placed at the tomb of Jesus. This is to prevent the disciples from stealing the body of Jesus and then claiming that He rose from the dead, something I’m sure that no disciple intended to do, after all what good is a dead leader? The tomb is now sealed with a Roman “seal” signifying that the body of Jesus is inside and that all is secure in the tomb. The guards stand in front of the sealed tomb and wait for Sunday. The intent is that on Sunday the tomb will be unlocked/unsealed and the body of Jesus will be shown to the Jewish leaders and all will be back to normal in Jerusalem because Jesus said that He would live the third day, not the second day or the fourth day. Jesus remaining dead in the tomb on Sunday would reveal that He was not a prophet able to prophesy that He would be alive the third day and also that He is not God able to overcome human death. There is no chance to enter the sealed tomb until the three days are up and the seal is removed by the Romans who placed it on the tomb. None of the soldiers on duty have the authority to remove the seal and open the tomb, only the Roman government has the authority to open the tomb and according to the contract with the Jews, it will be after the third day. The frightened disciples are in no condition to reveal themselves as followers of Jesus. So back to the familiar upper room everyone journeys. In the lonely darkness that comes on with despair the disciples lament that they are not prophets. One proclaims that he is just a herder of flocks from his youth (Zechariah 13:4-6). Likewise we sit in the dark and also wonder if we have the spiritual stamina that it takes to make it through this “dark night of the soul.” We begin to think about Jesus and His ministry here on earth. We think about the parable of the sower (Matthew 13:1-23) and how hard and compacted the soil of our heart is. Emotionally we are against obstacles and unable to push our spiritual roots down any further into fresh new soil. We wonder what has become of Jesus the master Gardener, we need Him. We need the Gardener to pull the weeds of doubt, to help us through life’s thorns, to break up the shallow rocky soil and to direct His seed into the good soil of our heart so it can bring forth much fruit. Oh, it’s no use a garden needs a gardener to keep it pleasant. The garden can’t maintain itself from the hard soil, shallow rocks and choking weeds. Without a Gardener, the good plants will come to nothing as they are choked out and perish among the weeds and hard soil. We need God’s direction and His plan in order for us to fulfill our life’s purpose. — Personal Reflection #8 Man puts his seal of approval on God’s death: “Matthew 27:66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure [inventory of the tomb contents], sealing the stone, and setting a watch.” With the death of Jesus comes the Seal of approval from mankind. You can be certain that Jesus died on the cross and you can be just as certain that the dead body of Jesus was in the tomb on this the next day when the tomb was closed and the seal was placed on it. Certain because mankind would have it no other way than that God, would be declared dead, null, and void. Oh they sealed the right tomb of death alright but they sealed the wrong object. What they should have placed their seal on is on the death of sin, the sin that has separated mankind from the Holy God for all of these years as God knows and as the Christian knows it is sin that has been declared dead, null, and void and not God. As we reflect on the death of sin, that the penalty for sin has been removed from us by Jesus, do we really understand that the worst that can possibly happen to us is death from sin? But that Jesus died for us so the worst thing that can happen to us has happened to Jesus as He took our penalty for us. Now with the worst behind us thanks to Jesus, we now have the best and a new opportunity as a new relationship with God is now before us. “Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — (Catholic) Pope’s Holy Thursday [Last Supper] Mass Dedicated to Priests – The ceremony is described by the Vatican as a sign of strict union between the Pontiff (Pope) in his role of pastor of the world’s 1 billion Catholics and his fellow priests

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/04/01/popes-holy-thursday-mass-dedicated-priests/ VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI urged priests to oppose violence as he led a ceremony dedicated to the priesthood Thursday, marking a Holy Week with his church buffeted by clergy sex abuse scandals. “As priests, we are called in fellowship with Jesus Christ, to be men of peace, we are called to oppose violence and trust in the greater power of love,” Benedict said in his Holy Thursday homily in St. Peter’s Basilica. He made no mention of the scandals. Spread out before him, in white robes, was row after row of priests, who responded in chorus to his chants in Latin. A choir of men and boys intoned solemn hymns. The late morning Mass, the first of several appearances Benedict will make in the final days of Holy Week before Easter, was described by the Vatican as a sign of strict union between the pontiff in his role of pastor of the world’s 1 billion Catholics and his fellow priests. In the evening, Benedict will wash the feet of 12 priests — a traditional sign of humility — at a Holy Thursday ceremony in St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome. … In his homily Thursday, Benedict said Christians “as good citizens” must “keep the law and do what is just and good,” while not accepting “a wrong that is enshrined in law,” citing as example legalized abortion. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Crucifixion Agony – Redemption Thursday – Jesus is betrayed and arrested He is then tried and by popular demand is sentenced to die – Jesus is crucified and suffers Death on the Cross – This is the end and Removal of Death and Sin (Leaven)

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html Thursday {Crucifixion – Agony (Bitter) Thursday} This day coincides with Thursday April 1, 2010 Crucifixion Thursday – Feast of Unleavened Bread, 15th of Nisan (Matthew 26:47-27:28, Mark 14:53-15:47). In the next few hours Jesus will undergo six trials all of them will be a mockery of justice. Jesus will come out of His third trial just in time to hear the disciple Peter deny a third time to being a follower of Jesus. A rooster will crow marking the dawn to the sunrise of a new day. This is the day in which Jesus of Nazareth, the true and living Son of God, will be despised, rejected of man and crucified on a wooden cross. This day will be the seventh day of our journey back and the third feast day, the “Feast of Unleavened Bread” – the feast of the removal of sin/leaven. Jesus will be despised, rejected and beaten all of this because of the love that God has for His own creation and of an ultimate desire to reunite the people that are rejecting Him back unto Himself. – The horrific beating (Isaiah 52:13-53:12) that King Jesus will endure for us will be a savage fit of rage, the rage of mankind and a fit of Satanic rage all wrapped into one. No person has ever been so savagely beaten as Jesus was that day. It is the kind of abuse that all evil has against all innocence. Peter will have gone out and wept bitterly for his part in denying Jesus. Peter will not look to himself but will again look to God and experience the total love and forgiveness that God Has for mankind. Judas, who also betrayed God, will not look to God, but instead Judas will look to himself and will find no hope but only despair and in despair Judas will go out and commit suicide. Jesus is now led to a hill and crucified. It is the same hill that the Jewish forefather Abraham brought his son Isaac to 4,000 years earlier (Genesis 22:1-19), to enact out a loving father offering his only beloved son, a parallel to the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus is offered wine mixed with bitter gall to drink but Jesus rejects the bitter wine because He has promised that the next wine He drinks will be with us in Heaven and it will be a sweet cup of Heavenly rejoicing not the bitter cup of this world. – Jesus’ first words on the cross (Luke 23:34) will be “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Forgiveness. Even as He is rejected, Jesus forgives. We stand amazed as the two thieves being crucified along with Jesus, mock Him. Then one of the thieves turns and says “we are getting our just rewards; but Jesus is innocent”. Then one of the thieves says a most remarkable thing. He says “Jesus remember me when you enter into your kingdom” (Luke 23:42). We look on in dismay. “Enter the Kingdom of Jesus?” True, Jesus declared Himself to be a King only a few days ago and a King has to have a kingdom, but Jesus is dying on a cross – No! Not death! The thief is right. Jesus is entering into His kingdom, one where there is no more curse of the flesh. Where sin does not reign. In fact sin is not even present in the Kingdom of Jesus. That’s it – only the Spiritual Kingdom of God is good enough for Jesus. He died to the sin and human flesh of this world so that we can be united with Him in His glory, in His Holy Spiritual Kingdom. Jesus will remain alive on the cross for six hours, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. At noon, the sky will grow dark (Amos 8:9, Matthew 27:45). Jesus will cry out from the cross “My God, my God why hast thou forsaken Me?” (Psalm 22:1-31, Matthew 27:46). At 3:00 p.m., Jesus will give a victory cry and proclaim “It is finished” (John 19:30). We marvel that the prophecy given to Eve in Genesis 3:15 is now fulfilled as Jesus, the Son of God, has His own heal bruised for us while supporting His weight on the cross. It was also on the same cross of victory on a hill called Golgotha or Skull (John 19:17) that Jesus has crushed the head (skull) [Genesis 3:15] of the deceiving serpent Satan. – Jesus will then commend His Spirit to His Father, He will then permit His Spirit to leave His body (Luke 23:46). It is now near the evening of the third feast day, the “Feast of Unleavened Bread.” This feast according to Leviticus chapter 23, is a Sabbath – Rest feast and in order to properly keep this feast the followers need to be at home before sundown and are unable to engage in any work. The legs of the two thieves on the other two crosses are broken to hasten their deaths and to proceed with their burials before sundown. Jesus’ lifeless body is taken down from the cross and placed into a new nearby tomb, which is really a cavern carved out of solid rock and has been provided by Joseph of Armethia. Jesus will be laid in the new tomb. His body, including His face, will be wrapped with fresh linen cloth and soaked with 75 lbs. of anointing oils (John 19:39). Those taking part in the burial of Jesus will quickly depart to get home before the Sabbath curfew of sundown. That evening we will return with the disciples back to the upper room where the Lord’s Passover feast was held the night before. The door will be shut and locked as everyone will cower in the dark and in silence for fear that Romans will knock down the door to seize more of the disciples and drag them off to be horribly crucified. It is the first night without the presence of Jesus. It is a dark and bitter night. We sit down to consider the events. The third feast – we wonder what are the odds that everything of major importance would happen on a Feast Day? We know the odds are the same as those that brought life into existence and the same as those that could write the pages of the Bible before the events actually happened. We know that no odds could do this because there are no odds. There is no chance involved. It is the predetermined plan of God. Not chance, but a plan! It is a plan being carried out carefully and deliberately before the eyes of mankind. We ponder the feasts, first was “Sabbath” the required rest and Jesus presenting Himself as our King. Next was the “Lord’s Passover”, the Covenant feast of escaping death and entering into life with Jesus in heaven in the presence of the Father. Now it is the “Feast of Unleavened Bread” the third feast of the eight feasts prescribed by God to Moses in Leviticus chapter 23. That’s it! Jesus often referred to leaven as “sin.” “Beware of the leaven of the Scribes and Pharisees” Jesus would say and this Feast is to remove the leaven, that is to remove the sin that infects mankind. Jesus’ shed blood and His death on the cross are a complete removal of our sin. It is complete because death is the end result of sin therefore in Jesus’ death all of our sins died. The death of sin occurs on the cross. Later in the Resurrection of Jesus, we will receive of His eternal Resurrection Life. Sin has to be removed. We cannot have fellowship with the Holy God in the New Covenant until the Sin is removed. Jesus on this day became the penalty for the sins of the world reconciling those who choose to be reconciled with God in the New Covenant. — Personal Reflection #7 The Cross – a place of no compromise: Jesus reached out to us – all the way and without compromise. He didn’t compromise as He took on the appearance of a human and entered into our physical realm so that He could interact with us on our level. He entered into our physical level because we are separated from the Holy God on His Spiritual level. We are separated from Him by our sins and it is impossible for God to bring us and the sin that accompanies us into His direct presence, so God in Jesus, came to us in our existence. In reaching out to us Jesus didn’t compromise. He reached out with both arms open and fully extended all the way, even to the cross. Mankind in return didn’t compromise as mankind rejected God. Mankind then reaching back with a hammer, nailed both of His open and extended arms onto a wooden cross. Today it is still our opportunity and our turn to reach out and touch Jesus even though we do not see Him as He is in the Spirit realm like we see one another in the physical realm. We can still come to that place of no compromise and touch Jesus in that no compromising place called faith. “Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — New Covenant Wednesday – Last Supper – Communion – Passover Dinner – Jesus covenants to die for us in our place therefore by the death of Jesus eternal Death now passes over and skips over us humans

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html This day coincides with Wednesday March 31, 2010 the start of the Passover week with the Feast of the Lord’s Passover, 14th of Nisan – Wednesday we would wake up to the second of the feast days known as the “Lord’s Passover.” This feast was first observed by the Jewish people in Egypt the night the plague killed all of the Egyptian firstborn sons, while death “Passed over” the Jewish firstborn because they were saved by the “Covenant blood” placed above the doors of their houses (Exodus 12:1-36). This feast is also prescribed by God in Leviticus chapter 23. We will follow Jesus to Jerusalem to eat the Passover dinner and celebrate it with the disciples in an upper room made ready by some friends. As we come into the upper room in the early afternoon prior to the Lord’s Passover feast which will be observed and eaten later “at evening”. We will see that Jesus and the disciples have just finished eating a lunch/supper (John 13:2). Jesus is telling the disciples that God the Father has given all authority in heaven and on earth to Him. We marvel that this Jesus standing before us is not just the King of Judah but is the King of the Universe, the King of heaven and of the earth, of the physical realm that is seen and also of the unseen spiritual realm. Jesus presides over all as King. Before we can comprehend the enormity of the kingdom of Jesus, we see King Jesus lay aside His garments, pour water into a wash basin and begin to wash the disciples feet. We are in total agreement with Peter when Peter says to Jesus “Thou shall never wash my feet,” after all, kings of the earth do not wash their followers feet, so much more the reason that the King of the universe should not wash our feet. Then Jesus explains to Peter that unless He washes our feet that Jesus will have nothing to do with us. We wonder, “why have Jesus wash our feet and only our feet”? Then we realize that Jesus is King and He is also our Abba, Daddy, Father, and likewise He is also the Holy God. Being Holy, Jesus requires that we be cleansed in able to approach Him. Our creator, Abba, Father, Jesus is happy to take all of His authority and use it to clean us and draw us near to Him. We now know that Jesus is really talking about cleansing our “Souls”, our thought life and our emotions as the foot is a reference to the soul. We realize that one dirty item cannot make another dirty item clean. We gasp as we realize that ONLY Jesus can make us clean because only Jesus is clean and without Jesus washing us and cleansing us, we will remain dirty and Jesus will “have nothing to do with us.” We make a mental note to spend more quality cleansing time with Jesus in prayer and in reading the Bible. – It is now evening and time for the Lord’s Passover Supper. All of the disciples are seated around Jesus (Matthew 26:20). Jesus begins to explain how one of the disciples will betray Him. We join the other disciples wondering if we will betray Jesus? After the events of the past week, we now know that we are not that familiar with the plans of God and that Sin is deceitful. Knowing that we can easily be deceived and betray Jesus in our thoughts and actions, we make another mental note to walk in the Spirit with Jesus at all times, seeking the wisdom and will of God continually for each and every activity we do during the moments of our lives. Jesus speaking up tells the disciples that to identify the one who will betray Him, He will dip His bread in the sauce at the same time the betraying disciple dips his bread. As Judas dips his bread Jesus also dips His (Matthew 26:23). We now know why, after the foot washing that Jesus said “not everyone is clean” (John 13:10) because Judas is not clean, he is a betrayer. Judas asks Jesus if he is the betrayer. Jesus tells him “yes he is.” We marvel that sin is so deceptive, that one can betray God and actually think that he is doing God’s work. We shudder as we think of all of the killing and all of the wrong that has gone on by the deceived ones throughout the Church ages in the name of Christianity. We are very glad to make the journey back to Holy Week to walk with Jesus and to learn who He is so that we can be true disciples and true followers of Jesus. Judas, after receiving a bread dipped in sauce by Jesus, then departs the room to proceed to betray Jesus. The disciples wonder were Judas has gone. Some think he is going to make arrangements for the next feast, the “Feast of Unleavened Bread” which begins tomorrow, (John 12:29). At first we think it is unlawful for Judas to go out at night on a feast day but then a quick glance in our Bibles back to Leviticus 23 reveals that the Lord’s Passover is not a “Sabbath Feast.” We wonder at the thought that the Lord’s Passover feast is not a “Sabbath – Rest” feast like all of the other feasts and therefore there is no evening curfew for the feast. Unfortunately, as Judas leaves the presence of Jesus, Satan then enters into Judas and demonically possesses Judas (John 13:27). Again we realize the importance of staying in the presence of Jesus to keep ourselves safe from the demonic/Satanic realm. – Jesus then takes the unleavened bread of the “Lord’s Passover Feast” (Matthew 26:26, Mark 14:22) and giving Thanks, Jesus breaks the bread explaining that this is His body broken for us, speaking of the cross that is to come tomorrow. He then passes the bread for the disciples to eat. Much earlier while following Jesus the disciples had dealt with this very issue of Jesus’ body. In John 6:47-58, Jesus told a large group of disciples that He, “is the true bread of life that came down from heaven and any man who would eat of it that man would not die but would live forever.” Many disciples were disturbed at that saying of Jesus, (John 6:66) “and some walked with Jesus no more.” But Jesus had also explained to the disciples (John 6:63) that it is the Spirit that aids a man not the physical. Jesus said that His words are Spirit. — So here this night of the Passover the disciples readily enjoy the bread knowing that it is the Spirit of Jesus that gives Spiritual life. — Next Jesus takes a cup of wine. It is the third cup of the four prescribed cups of the feast. The third cup is known as the cup of redemption. The first cup is the cup of Sanctification, meaning to be set apart to God for the feast. The second cup is the cup of instruction, instructing that there were many plagues on the land of Egypt, yet the children of God could not go free from slavery until there was a death of the firstborn. Now this night Jesus is proclaiming that He is the Firstborn of God and that His death will set us free from the slavery of sin and the cruelty of Satan just like the death of the firstborn did so many years ago back in Egypt. Then Jesus taking the cup (Mark 14:23) of redemption and like the bread, giving thanks, Jesus passed the cup to the disciples and said “take drink all of it,” (Matthew 26:27) this cup is the New Testament in His blood: this do, that as often as we drink of it, to do it in remembrance of Jesus. The disciples are fully aware that Jesus is speaking of a better blood than man has, of His Spiritual life blood. They gladly take the cup of wine and gladly drink all of it. We marvel that Jesus wants us to “Drink all” that He has for us, all of His Life, Love, Compassion and Mercy. Jesus then mentions that He will not drink again of the wine until He drinks it anew with us in His Father’s Kingdom. The fourth cup of wine that Jesus is postponing to drink is called the “cup of Rejoicing.” After the feast, the cup of rejoicing is to be drunk as we rejoice in all that God has done in our lives in setting us free and reuniting us with Him in the promise land of Heaven. Jesus says that He will drink that next cup with all of us for real in the real heaven. Jesus and the disciples then sing a Psalm in the closing of the “Lord’s Passover Feast.” Jesus now reminds us again that He is about to be betrayed. He tells us in advance so that we will know that He does indeed know all things. Jesus then reveals to us that this dark moment is Satan’s time. Judas has already left to betray Jesus. Jesus instructs us saying that “Satan has nothing in Him”, but that Jesus will show His love for the Father by giving His life as a sacrifice to reunite us back to God, as this is the will of the Father and it is also the will of the Son Jesus. – Arising they depart the room (Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26, John 14:31). We marvel that this feast is not a Sabbath feast so they are able to walk in the night and not break the law of the feast. Now during a short walk, Jesus talks to the disciples about Himself being the vine, the source of life and that the disciples are the branches and that the disciples are to abide in Jesus for life. He also teaches about the persecution that will come to all of His followers. Then Jesus instructs them some more about the Holy Spirit who the Father will send. Jesus then prays His “Priestly High Prayer” to the Father (John 17:1-26), asking the Father to receive all of His followers including us, His future followers and to unite us all with Himself in Heaven with the Father. As Jesus prays to God the Father we conclude that we know that Jesus’ prayers are heard by the Father and answered! After His priestly prayer of intercession for us to the Father, Jesus commits to His crucifixion and then crosses over the brook of Cedron (John 18:1) as He proceeds on to the garden of Gethsemane, the Garden of destiny. (Matthew 26:36, Mark 14:32). We now know why God has not made the Lord’s Passover to be a “Rest – Sabbath Feast” because Jesus and the disciples would have to remain at home or inside after the feast and could not have legally walked to the Garden of Gethsemane, the Garden of destiny. Had this been a “Sabbath – Rest Feast”, it is also very unlikely that the Temple guards would have broken the Sabbath themselves to journey to the Garden to arrest Jesus who, after all was only peaceably praying to the Father. This is another powerful demonstration that these events are events orchestrated and allowed by God Himself and not man just as these events are foreseen in the prophetic writings by the prophets of the Old Testament. — The Garden is the ideal place to reveal that God is in control. It was so many years ago that Adam and Eve lost mankind’s relationship with God through their own disobedience in the original garden, the Garden of Eden. Jesus is now stepping into another garden, the Garden of Gethsemane. Through His desire and obedience Jesus will continue to restore back the lost relationship between God and mankind, this time for forever. Had Jesus been arrested anywhere but in a Garden, say for instance in the streets or in the upper-room, it would be difficult to correlate the events of the Last Supper to the events of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Since God made certain to go to the Garden we have to correlate these two garden events and also the coming event of the resurrection of Jesus from yet another garden, the Garden Tomb. This again reveals the detailed plan of God as He has set it out for us in His Prophetic Word, the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. — We follow and see that Jesus is separated from His disciples and engaged in prayer to the Father. Jesus asks for the third time for the Father to remove “this cup” (Matthew 26:42) but there is no other “cup” of redemption available to mankind. Either Jesus gives His life for us or mankind will never be reunited to God. Angels come and minister to Jesus. He arises. Judas can now be seen leading a group of Temple soldiers intent on arresting Jesus. Judas then betrays Jesus with a kiss (Matthew 26:49). Jesus in turn calls Judas “friend” (Matthew 26:50). Jesus is arrested, bound with ropes and led off as all of the disciples abandon Him and flee. – Personal Reflection #6 New Covenant Reflection: The New Covenant – God has agreed to take on the appearance of a Human, to come for us and to die in our place for our sins so that we can Live anew in a new Spiritual relationship with God. God in His Love for us has taken our penalty of death so that we can live in His life of love. With the New Covenant and our New Spiritual Life “All things have become New.” “2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold All things are become New.” Are we allowing ourselves to live in our newfound Relationship with God and are we allowing ourselves the New Freedom that this relationship has to offer? When Jesus took His Communion cup and offered it to His followers Jesus gave with it the instruction and the invitation to “Drink all of it.” Amen – and drink all of it we will. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Betrayal Tuesday – Judas Agrees to betray Jesus for Thirty pieces of silver

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html This day coincides with Tuesday March 30, 2010 (Matthew 26:6-16, Mark 14:3-11) – As we awake Tuesday morning we will not go to Jerusalem and the Temple as Jesus had departed the Temple for the last time on Monday. Instead, today we will go with Jesus to Bethany and enter the house of Simon, a leper whom Jesus has previously cured. A woman will anoint Jesus with more oil. Judas will depart to meet with the Jewish leaders to betray Jesus. Judas will receive the promise of thirty pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:2, Matthew 26:15) for promising to deliver Jesus into the hands of the Jewish leaders. — Personal Reflection #5 Fellowship with the one who has cleansed us: Jesus has returned to spend time with Simon a Leper whom Jesus had previously cleansed. How is it that Jesus would want to visit someone that was previously Unclean? How is it that Simon would trust Jesus? Usually when someone has knowledge of the unclean areas of our life we want to get away from them because we are vulnerable and do not want to be exposed by them for what we were or for what we truly are. Yet Simon welcomed Jesus into his own home and prepared for Him a meal. All throughout the Bible we read how hurting and longing and suffering people have turned to God and have found compassion and healing and like Simon, we too have the privilege of hosting Jesus, the one who has healed us. “Matthew 11:28-30 Come to Me (Jesus), all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and Learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest for your Souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Teaching Monday – Temple teaching and later the Mt. Olivet Discourse End Time Teaching is given

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html This day coincides with Monday March 29, 2010 – Arising early the next day Monday, we know from Mark 14:1 and Matthew 26:2 that we have two days left until the Passover (Wednesday). We would again follow Jesus to Jerusalem and to the temple as Jesus spends another day preaching in the temple and having discourse with the Scribes and Pharisees. On the way to the temple we would again pass the fig tree that Jesus had cursed the day before and be astonished with the other disciples that the fig tree has completely dried up and withered from the roots up (Matthew 21:19, Mark 11:20). We would again consider that the fig tree cannot be our covering for sin and that God finds man-made religious practices unacceptable, not one day will pass where the religious practices of man are acceptable to God. We would follow Jesus back into the temple where the Scribes, Pharisees and lawyers will make a final assault on the authority of Jesus (Matthew 21:23-23:39, Mark 11:27-12:44). Jesus will end His discussion with the Scribes and Pharisees with the comments of “Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Jesus uses strong words for strong circumstances. The leaders of Judah are misrepresenting Jesus. They are misrepresenting the word of God in the Bible and all that God stands for. Jesus refers to them as a “brood of vipers”, referring to the words and actions of the leaders that their deeds are separating people from the true God and are therefore as poisonous as the poison of a snake. Earlier, through the prophet Isaiah, Jesus said to the leaders of ancient Judah that when the circumstances of their lives pressed against them and caused them to be uncomfortable that they would responded from their heart. Jesus saw that the leaders were upset with circumstances that they didn’t understand and that their actions really revealed their true heart towards God. Jesus was therefore quoting the prophet Isaiah in order to encourage the leaders to search the scriptures in a new light and gain new insight into the person of God and new insight into the kingdom of God. After the death and resurrection of Jesus the book of Acts tells us that many of the Priests came to believe in Jesus (Acts 6:7). Jesus is showing us that although strong words were used, Jesus did it in a way of Reconciliation. There is only one Ministry, it is the ministry of reconciliation, man to God and man to man. After this discussion, Jesus left the Temple for the last time (Matthew 24:1, Mark 13:1). We can immediately remember the Prophet Ezekiel, (Ezekiel 10:1-22) and his depiction of the presence of God departing from the temple as the people had rejected God. Ezekiel wrote of a temple from which the presence of God had departed and later that temple would be destroyed by the invading Babylonians. Likewise, this temple with the presence of God, in the person of Jesus departing, would later be destroyed by the Roman armies. After the discussion between the leaders and Jesus, Jesus walked out of the temple and the disciples followed (Matthew 24:2, Mark 13:2). The disciples thought that this was the long awaited moment, the moment when the King Jesus, would take control and according to scripture would reign and rule from Jerusalem. The disciples were now interested in the buildings of the temple. In effect, the disciples were saying these are great buildings to rule from and probably wondering where their office would be. As we stand there and eavesdrop, we would hear Jesus reply and give a prophecy that the temple would be destroyed, one stone block at a time, until there were no more stone blocks left stacked upon another. The disciples were stunned. They realized that they were not familiar with the current plan of Jesus. – That evening when they returned to the Mount of Olives, some of the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked “what is the time or sign of Jesus coming into power?” In other words, when is Jesus the King going to reign and rule on earth as the King? Jesus told them that it was not for them to know the times and gave a long informative discourse into the end time events. Jesus specifically warned the disciples not to fall for deception, that many will be deceived by the vast amount of lies and deceit being told in the world. He taught that only the Bible is the true word of God. The teaching is now called “Jesus’ Mt. Olivet Discourse” (Matthew 24:3-26:2, Mark 13:3-14:1). — Personal Reflection #4 Our Ministry of Reconciliation: What is our part in Reconciliation? Jesus came to Reconcile. The very Ministry of Jesus is Reconciliation, reconciling man back into a relationship with God and also reconciling us humans into a relationship with one another. “2 Corinthians 5:18,19 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us (Christians) to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the Ministry of Reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.” *The word reconciliation is called the Gospel, the “Good News” of our Life in Jesus as opposed to the sour fact of our death in this earthly world. The ministry of Jesus is the embodiment of the Cross that Jesus would be crucified on as on the cross Jesus is lifted up – suspended, between Heaven (the dwelling of God) and Earth (the dwelling of man). The vertical post of the cross represents reconciliation between God and Man while at the same time the outstretched – reaching out arms of Jesus and the horizontal beam of the cross represent the reconciliation of one to another. Reconciliation is accomplished only in and by Jesus. There is no other hope for mankind but in Jesus, His Cross and His Resurrection. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Cleansing – Holiness Sunday – Jesus cleanses the Temple by removing unholy activities including overthrowing the tables of the moneychangers

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html This day coincides with Sunday March 28, 2010 – We awake early Sunday morning, the first day of the week, to see Jesus and the disciples on their way back to Jerusalem and the Temple (Mark 11:12). Catching up we would find Jesus examining a fig tree for fruit. Finding no fruit Jesus will curse the fig tree (Mark 11:14). We will stand by in amazement as we realize that this Jesus is the same God that Adam and Eve sinned against and then used a fig leaf in an attempt to cover their sins. Jesus is now saying that there are no more self-made, man-made coverings for sin. The system of fig tree religion is now a curse by God because fig tree religion never did produce fruit for God. We will then follow Jesus into the Temple as acting King. Jesus will now cleanse the Temple of ungodliness (Matthew 21:12-17, Mark 11:15-19) and we will know that the true Temple is our bodies and that we need to present our bodies holy and undefiled to God (Romans 12:1-5). Listening we hear Jesus proclaim that His Temple will be a House of Prayer for ALL nations (Mark 11:17) and we rejoice to be a part of the Kingdom of God and to know that above all, God desires for us to pray (talk/listen) to Him in getting to know Him. That evening we will return with Jesus and the disciples to the Mount of Olives. — Personal Reflection #3 Unfruitfulness in our own life: Jesus recognized unfruitfulness and He took action to remove it. Every one of us (unlike Jesus) has an unfruitful aspect in our own life. We too can be bold like Jesus, in that when we see unfruitfulness we can declare it as unacceptable to God and recognize it as a cursed item, not a blessing. In cursing it, curse it at its root so that it will immediately wither and dry up no longer sustaining an appearance of being potentially fruitful but being what it truly is, something that does not give pleasure to God. “Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — (Catholic) Holy Week, 2010 – It reenacts the main events of Jesus’ last days: his entry into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), the Last Supper (Holy Thursday), his arrest and trial, the carrying of the cross, and the Crucifixion itself (Good Friday) – Unfortunately, the linkage between the liturgies of Holy Week and the original times and places of the sacred events became obscured in the medieval West

http://www.the-tidings.com/2010/032610/essays.htm Holy Week, as everyone knows, is observed during the final week of Lent, with its liturgical climax at the Easter Vigil and then on Easter morning itself. It reenacts the main events of Jesus’ last days: his entry into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), the Last Supper (Holy Thursday), his arrest and trial, the carrying of the cross, and the Crucifixion itself (Good Friday). The early Christians, however, were content each year to recall Christ’s suffering, death, and Resurrection in a single, unified liturgical celebration known as Pascha (Greek for the Christian “Passover,” or Easter). *This yearly paschal observance occurred either on a fixed day of the lunar month, which would have been according to the Jewish tradition, or on the Sunday that followed it. … By the fifth and sixth centuries, the highly influential churches of Rome and Constantinople had adopted these Holy Week liturgies. The liturgies subsequently spread from these centers to other local churches within their vast jurisdictions, both in the West and in the East. Unfortunately, the linkage between the liturgies of Holy Week and the original times and places of the sacred events became obscured in the medieval West. The situation was not remedied until the restoration of Holy Week that was mandated by Pope Pius XII in 1956, and the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council a few years later. Nowhere were these changes more evident than in the celebration of the Easter Vigil. Prior to the restoration of the Holy Week liturgies, Holy Saturday was the least popular of all of that week’s liturgies. I know whereof I speak. The long and complicated ceremony was conducted entirely in Latin, early on Holy Saturday morning, with only a handful of people and a few unlucky altar boys in attendance. Looking back now, the restoration of Holy Week remains one of Pope Pius XII’s greatest achievements.” Father Richard P. McBrien is the Crowley-O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Triumphal Entry – Jesus is King Saturday – The Triumphal Entry – Jesus Enters Jerusalem the capital city of Israel and presents Himself as the Lord and King for all people

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html This day coincides with Saturday March 27, 2010 Palm Saturday – Feast of Sabbath Rest – 10th of Nisan, Selection of the Passover Lamb, (Exodus 12:3). “Psalms 84:3 .. O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.” – On this next day Saturday, (John 12:12), we would rise up early with Jesus and the disciples. The people gathering for the celebration of the week long Passover Feast in the city of Jerusalem would hear that Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem and would gather palm branches to wave in honor of their coming King, Jesus. Because Saturday is a Sabbath day it is unlawful for the people to gather branches for their own personal use but it is not unlawful to gather the branches and wave them in an act of worship of Jesus (God). It is work to sustain our lives but it is not work to worship God. Jesus would send two disciples ahead to get a donkey and the donkey’s baby that Jesus would ride on His way into Jerusalem. This will be a direct fulfillment of what the Prophet Zechariah saw and wrote about 400 years earlier. “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout O Daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation; upon the colt the full of a donkey.” We would see on this day Jesus would present Himself to Israel as the King. The prophet Daniel also saw and wrote about this day, (Daniel 9:25). The event of cheering Jesus as King would take the entire day. There would be one dispute with the Pharisees as they would demand that Jesus silence His disciples. Jesus would reply that if the disciples remained silent that the very rocks would cry out in testimony to the glory of God. “Mark 11:10-11 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide [close of this Saturday Sabbath day] was come, He went out unto Bethany with the twelve.” We will enter into the Temple with Jesus and look around but we will soon depart as the evening is near and with the darkness of nightfall the Jewish Sabbath day will draw to a close. We depart the Temple and Jerusalem with Jesus keeping all of the Triumphal entry and the Temple events of that Glorious day enclosed within the one (Saturday) Sabbath day and not permitting the Triumphal Entry events to continue into the next day (Sunday) a non-Sabbath, non-Feast day. That evening we would return with Jesus back up to the Mount of Olives to Bethany (Mark 11:11). We would have to leave at the evening time to get to our destination before nightfall as this day is a Sabbath day and is a day of rest. (Acts 1:12) tells us that Mount Olivet is “from Jerusalem a Sabbaths days journey” so we know that we would be able to walk that distance and not break the Sabbath law. — That night laying at the top of Mount Olives and looking at the stars and reflecting on the days events, it would begin to seem that the events that Jesus is carrying out have already been written about by the prophets hundreds even thousands of years earlier. As disciples wanting to be informed about the situation at hand, we would rethink the scriptures in a new light and begin to consider that Jesus has presented Himself as King to the people and this occurred on a feast day the feast day of “Sabbath.” Examining Leviticus 23, we would notice that God prescribed eight Feasts that were to be followed in order, by His people the Jews. The first feast was the weekly Saturday feast of “Sabbath” or rest. This was the feast we celebrated today. Suddenly, life flows through our bodies as we remember a Bible passage from the Apostle Paul, Colossians 2:16;17 “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of any holy day, or of the new moon or of the Sabbath days: which are shadows of the things to come; but the body is of Christ.” Wow! We realize that Jesus is now at this very moment in the process of fulfilling scripture, the prophecies and the feasts appointed in Leviticus 23 which were written in advance for Jesus to later fulfill. We consider and savor the thought that our King has come and we can now find rest. With Jesus in rule and authority over our lives we can now rest or Sabbath. Jesus is our King! In Him is Justice, righteousness, Truth, Light and Life! In Him we can trust and in Jesus we find our [only] rest. No more striving with a world that is full of inhumane wrongs and cluttered with injustice. In King Jesus we now have comfort. We note that the “Sabbath” is first a commandment, the 4th of the Ten Commandments given by God to Moses on Mt. Sinai and it is also the 1st prescribed feast day of God. We then pay special attention to entering into the rest that Jesus provides as King in our lives, we do not want to disobey both a Commandment and a Feast day. Life becomes much more meaningful as we peacefully rest-Sabbath the night in Jesus. — Personal Reflection #2 Jesus our Savior, our King, our Friend, our Rest: “Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handywork.” We too would like to join in with the rocks of Jerusalem and indeed all of creation and declare the glory of our God and King in Christ Jesus and as we do declare the Deity and Honor of Jesus we declare that we to can now rest in His rule and in His Authority. We rest in Jesus, resting physically, emotionally and spiritually. It is a wonderful accomplishment to be able to cease from worry, fear and anxiety. Few are they that enter into it but blessed are those who do as rest is something to be entered into, it is an achievement, an accomplishment. “Hebrews 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same [wilderness wondering] example of unbelief.” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Anointing – Preparation Friday – Catching up with Jesus and His disciples in the town of Bethany

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html This day coincides with Friday March 26, 2010: On our journey to be with Jesus we find that Bethany is located on the Mount of Olives, (Luke 19:29, Mark 11:1) and that Bethany is less than 2 miles from Jerusalem (John 11:18). Once we walk up the Mount of Olives and ask directions to Lazarus’, Mary’s, and Martha’s house, we would come into a small stone house to find Martha busy working in the kitchen while Mary is seated and at rest beside Jesus. Lazarus whom Jesus had recently raised from the dead (John 11:44) was also seated at the table no doubt he had much to talk to Jesus about. If we came in at just the right moment, we would smell the aroma that filled the house as Mary anointed Jesus with almost a pound of very costly Spikenard oil (John 12:3). We would hear Judas complain that the expensive ointment was wasted and hear the rebuke of Jesus as He defended Mary and proclaimed that she had committed an honorable act of worship in anointing Him for His coming burial. — Personal Reflection #1 Anointing Oil: Mary Anointed Jesus with very costly and very precious oil. Biblically oil is a symbol of acceptance. To anoint someone is to accept them, to accept them for who and for what they are. Judas on the other hand did not want to bother with anointing Jesus. He didn’t even want to be bothered with other people anointing Him. Mary was accepting Jesus. She had accepted that He had come to die for her in her place and was anointing Jesus for His coming burial. The cross of Jesus was something that even the disciples had not yet been able to come to grips with yet Mary had and Mary acknowledged and accepted Jesus for it. Having accepted the gift from Jesus that He was to die in her place for her sins she had now entered into a place of rest and comfort. Rest in that she did not have to work to amend for her own sins and comfort in that all things would be taken care of for her through God who is also King, her King Jesus. – As we begin our walk with Jesus let’s pause and reflect (Selah) about acceptance … are there people in our own lives who we need to anoint and to accept even though we don’t understand them? How much could our fellowships gain by this one simple act of anointing one another in the simple affection of acceptance. Anointing others with the precious oil of acceptance can only come from our own rest and security through the knowledge of what Jesus Himself has done and will do for us in our lives. – “Psalms 133 Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head that ran down upon the beard even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded His blessing, even life forevermore.” Are we anointing and accepting of ourselves? Biblically people are allowed to anoint – refresh themselves with oil (Matthew 6:17). In fact it is crucial that we accept ourselves. God has already accepted us. He created us and He is for us. How is it that we can reject what God has already accepted? Are we anointing and accepting of Jesus? Even today we can anoint Jesus with His precious costly oil of acceptance by accepting His accomplishments in His sacrificial death and eternal resurrection life for us and by trusting in His authority and Kingly rule over and in our lives. We would like to be bold enough to take the steps to walk where Jesus walks, but it is now evident even on this day, day one, that Jesus does not walk as a human walks but that He walks as God walks. For us to walk with Jesus we are going to have to be bold and remove our focus from others and place it on God. – Basic Christian Christian Study

***Starting Tomorrow — Jesus Walk 2010 — Friday March 26, 2010 – The 10 Day Jesus Walk Easter Timeline Devotion it will change your life! – Friday March 26th —> Easter Sunday April 4th, 2010 (PDF Available)

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ An Ancient Holy Week Timeline, Bible Study, Devotional & Personal Journal for Easter Week 2010. … Follow along with Jesus in the current Resurrection (Easter) holiday dates of 2010 during the last Ten days leading up to and including His Cross and His Glorious Resurrection. It also marvelously explains and demonstrates that Jesus did indeed die and remain deceased for a total of 3 days and 3 nights and that He then Resurrected’ returned from death’ just as He prophesied that He would. This is a Personal Study-Journal encouraging the reader to include their own devotions during this 10 day journey with Jesus. … It will change your life! – Basic Christian Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — A Day at the Western Wall Jereusalem – (Short Video)

http://www.aish.com/v/49682842.html Exploring the depth of Jewish connection to this eternal holy site. Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — World Clock: Current local time in Jerusalem {Note: Setting a 2nd Widget or Gadget clock on your computer to Jerusalem time is also a good option.} (clock – pop-up window)

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=110 Jerusalem, Israel. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel The native name of Israel is Yisra’el. Most countries have their embassies in Tel Aviv. Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Jerusalem Weather Station (Photos)

http://www.02ws.com/station.php?lang=0 This site is intended to give the feeling of what is happening outside. The data is from a station standing out there – at the cold fronts and the heat waves. You can search in the archive for weather history or to know when there was a very extensive weather (hot or cold). Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — Holy Week (2010) From the Vatican To Be Televised Online (www.CatholicTV.com)

http://www.catholictv.com/_Documents/Schedule/WeeklySchedule.pdf Holy Week broadcasts on the CatholicTV Network • For Palm Sunday, March 28, Masses are broadcast all day long on CatholicTV. Father Robert Reed celebrates Mass on cw56 in Boston at 7 a.m. This Mass is rebroadcast on CatholicTV at 7 p.m. Tune in at 10 a.m. for Notre Dame Sunday Mass live from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Join Pope Benedict XVI for Palm Sunday Mass at noon and 8 p.m. For our Spanish-speaking viewers, Mass from San Antonio’s San Fernando Cathedral airs at 4 p.m. • On Monday, March 29, at noon and 8 p.m., join the Holy Father for a special Mass to commemorate the April 2, 2005, anniversary of the death of Servant of God John Paul II. • Tune in Tuesday, March 30, as Cardinal Seán O’Malley presides with priests from the Archdiocese of Boston in attendance to bless the oils and renew the promises they made at ordination. This Mass of Chrism airs live at 11 a.m. and will be rebroadcast at 4 p.m. Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — [Holy Week 2010] Easter Week in Rome, Italy – Holy Week in Rome – There are very few examples of Pageantry grander than Holy Week in Rome – The Pope himself delivers several masses between Palm Sunday and Easter, and tens of thousands of pilgrims and fellow travelers are on hand to celebrate with him

http://travelblog.viator.com/easter-week-in-rome-italy/ The following will give you an idea of what’s going on and when for Easter Week in 2010; most services take place in St Peter’s Square or inside the Basilica (consider a walking tour in Rome to get your bearings, or one of Viator’s Vatican tours if you arrive early enough to avoid the crowds). You can certainly expect crowds in Rome and the Vatican during Easter Week. But for Catholics and religious-minded travelers (frankly, for anybody and everyone who appreciates ritual and pomp), the experience of Easter Week is unforgettable. Palm Sunday (March 28): Palm Sunday, a sort of prequel, starts off Holy Week with the Pope’s blessing of the palms in St Peter’s Square (9:30am). At the end of the mass, the Pope usually sends a special message – the ‘Angelus’ – to the youth of the world. Holy Thursday (April 1): The Pope honors his predecessor, John Paul II, on Holy Monday with a mass at 6pm. Then, after a few days’ break during which you will notice a steadily increasing population density in and around the Vatican, the Easter celebration begins in earnest on Holy Thursday (also called ‘Maundy Thursday’). The Pope performs a rare morning mass at 9:30am, known as the ‘Mass of the Chrism’, in St Peter’s Basilica (‘chrism’ is a mixture of olive oil and balsam, which, once blessed, is used in some of the sacraments). In the evening, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper commemorates Christ’s bathing of the feet of the Apostles. Good Friday (April 2): On Good Friday, instead of a mass, choirs sing St John’s version of Christ’s crucifixion. Later that night, the Pope traces the Via Crucis, or Stations of the Cross, from the Colosseum to Palatine Hill. This torch-lit procession is one of the grandest, most solemn things you can witness in Rome. Saturday: Saturday night is traditionally the time of the Easter Vigil, when the Pope celebrates a late mass in St Peter’s Basilica. This is also traditionally when converts are accepted into the Catholic Church. Easter Sunday (April 4) On Easter Sunday, the Pope says mass in St Peter’s Square starting at 10:15am. Despite the crowds – typically this is the most attended event of Holy Week – you should be able to spot the Holy Father, high above the square on a balcony of the church. At noon, he delivers the ‘Urbi et Orbi’ message – ‘to the city and the world – in which the Pope grants forgiveness to those present and to Catholics world wide. Visiting Rome During Holy Week Pope Benedict XVI Although these events are generally free, some require tickets (a must if you want a seat, or in some cases if you want to get in at all). Honestly, it is not easy to get tickets – we’re saying this simply to set your expectations. For Catholics, this is usually arranged through your bishop. You might also try the American Seminary in Rome. For non-Catholics, it’s a bit dicier, but you might try the American Seminary. The official Vatican liturgical calendar for Holy Week can be found here. The Vatican museums (and those throughout Rome) are generally open during Holy Week, with the exceptions of Easter Sunday and the following Monday. Ideas on spending the rest of your time in the Eternal City [Rome] can be found in our complete list of things to see and do in Rome. Christian Study

Jesus Walk 2010 — TBN Easter Week Programming – The Greatest Story Ever Told – Special show times: Sun 3/28 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM {Note: The movie ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’ (1965) was intentionally filmed to look like a master painting so every scene in the movie looks like a painting and is certainly a work of fine art. Excellent Movie!} (Movie)

http://www.tbn.org/watch-us/our-programs/the-greatest-story-ever-told TBN Easter Week 2010: We have exciting Easter programming to spark conversations and open the door to share your faith. Start Easter week with special showings of “The Greatest Story Ever told”, then specials with Jim Caveziel and Michael English, Dateline Jerusalem, and many more. For the little ones we have “At Jesus’ Side”, a fun animated feature sure to become a classic. There are opportunities to experience Easter as never before. — George Stevens presents his monumental adaptation of the story of Jesus Christ starring Max von Sydow. The film concentrates on the most familiar episodes of the biblical story, including the birth of Christ in Bethlehem, Herod’s (Jose Ferrer) decree of the execution of all male children in Judea, and the Holy family’s escape into Egypt. It continues as Christ encounters John the Baptist (Charlton Heston) searches for the Twelve Apostles, and raises Lazarus (Michael Tolan), while John the Baptist is executed. It concludes with Jesus’ expulsion of the moneylenders from the temple, the instruction of the Apostles at the Last Supper, Christ’s betrayal by Judas (David McCallum), the Passion, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection. The product of years of research and planning by Stevens, the film features a huge cast of stars, among whom Von Sydow, McCallum, Dorothy McGuire (Mary), Sidney Poitier (Simon of Cyrene), Claude Rains (Herod the Great), Donald Pleasence (The Devil), Martin Landau (Caiaphas), and Janet Margolin (Mary of Bethany), give fine performances. Christian Study

Update: Starting this Friday March 26th 2010 – The Basic Christian Website is going to blog the 2010 Jesus Walk Easter 10 Day Timeline Devotion

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html After Jesus Walk 2010 the Basic Christian Ministry is planning to post some brief blog postings regarding the concepts, goals and future objectives of the Basic Christian Ministry. After about a week or two of looking at the Basic Christian Ministry itself then the blogging of the ‘8 Kingdoms of the Earth’ Bible Study should begin. In short the Basic Christian Ministry has been intently praying since January regarding just what should the future of the Basic Christian Ministry be. I was considering some varied and different directions for ministry but after several months of prayer I think the answer is to continue the Basic Christian Ministry mostly in its current format but with a few changes that will hopefully improve the quality of the material. I’m looking forward to sharing some of the objectives, goals and intentions that have gone into the making of the Basic Christian Ministry and also [possibly] some of my concerns regarding modern Christianity and just what and where Basic Christian is trying to fit in though this second part might be postponed until after the ‘8 Kingdoms of the Earth’ Bible Study. God bless everyone! ~ David Anson Brown – Basic Christian Christian Study

A Preview and look at some of the aspects of Holy Week and of the 10 Day Jesus Walk 2010 Easter Timeline Devotion that will later start on Friday March 26th and go until —> Easter Sunday April 4th, 2010

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html We are going to begin to look at some of the aspects of Holy Week regarding what actually happened during the final Amazing events of Jesus Christ while He was physically here on earth. We will be considering what His events accomplished and how His completed events affect us today both personally and individually as Christians and as a whole as the Christian Church. – God bless you ~ David Anson Brown – Basic Christian Christian Study

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**Scroll down for Updates: Continuing with our Holy Week 2010 preview – The 8 Kingdoms [Kings – Nimrod, Pharaoh Akhenaten, Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Antichrist (Satan), Messiah (Jesus Christ)] of the earth – The Kingdom of Jesus Christ [specifically starting with His Triumphal Entry (as King of all creation – Luke 19:38-40) into Jerusalem] when His eternal Kingdom was initially established during His events of the original Holy Week in Jerusalem approximately 2,000 years ago

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html After Holy Week the Basic Christian info feed is going to post a Bible Study regarding the 8 Global Kingdoms of the earth however since the events of Holy Week are when Jesus was ushering in His Global Kingdom for us it would be a good time to look at both an introduction and a brief summary regarding the 8 Kingdoms before the events of Holy Week 2010 to help us put the events of Jesus Christ and Holy Week into a Global Kingdom perspective then shortly after Easter we can do the actual 8 Kingdom study in its entirety. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Part 4 the Conclusion: The three Fall Feasts of Leviticus Chapter 23 seem to be the Transition Phase out of the approximately 2,000 years of individuals serving and fellowshipping with God in the Christian Church Age – Into the 1,000 year Millennial Kingdom of Messiah the reign of Jesus Christ among the Nations on the Earth

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html The whole concept of the 8 Kingdom Study has been that there is a major transition in the Kingdom of God that is to take place and that is the Kingdom of God being shifted from the individual perspective (Church Age) to the National perspective (Kingdom Age). The shift from the individual (remnant) worship of God to the (corporate) National worship of God is continued and completed during the transition of the Antichrist Kingdom. In short throughout human history and particularly while going through the Book of Revelation there are two separate [parallel] Kingdoms at work in the Kingdom of Antichrist and the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. In the Book of Revelation while the Antichrist Kingdom is attempting to unify (666 – fallen angels, fallen humans, demons) and is unable to do so the Kingdom of God [888 (in a sense) – Holy God, holy Angels, redeemed mankind] does unify. The Kingdom of God starts out in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 1:10-18) with Jesus walking among the 7 Churches of the earth and holding the stars of Heaven in His hand as Jesus is in the process of reconciling the earth back to Heaven to make the two separate Kingdoms of Heaven and earth back into one Kingdom. Jesus writes seven letters to His Church in each letter identifying Himself with each Church. Then in Revelation (Revelation 5:6) Jesus is seen as The Lamb Slain as Jesus identifies Himself with all of His Martyred Saints from all of the Children of God from throughout all human history. During the events of Revelation the Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ becomes so identified with and intermingled with the Saints on earth and the holy Angels of Heaven in bonding and closeness that as an Angel appears (Revelation 10:1-7) it is difficult to tell if it is an Angel speaking and acting or if it is Jesus Himself speaking and acting. Note: In concluding this 8 Kingdom summary by reading the events of the Bible’s Book of Revelation the Kingdom of God becomes identified with the Christian Saints, the Martyrs and even the holy Angels of Heaven at the very same time that the Kingdom of Antichrist is attempting to unify with fallen mankind, fallen angels and the demons but the Kingdom of Antichrist is falling apart and coming apart at such a rapid pace and in reality is never anywhere close to mixing into a unified Kingdom as the “iron does not mix with the clay” of Daniel. While in complete success the Kingdom of God is unified, united and completly identifiable with both mankind and with the holy Angels of Heaven all through the accomplishments and achievements of God the Son Jesus Christ. — Ephesians 1:10-14 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times [ages] He [God] might gather together in one all things in Christ, *both which are in Heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him: In whom also we [Christians] have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will: That we [Apostles] should be to the {Anointing} Praise of His Glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye [individuals] also trusted, after that ye heard the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: in whom also after that ye [individuals] believed, ye [individuals] were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our [individual] inheritance until the redemption {Kingdom Age} of the purchased possession, unto the {Anointing} Praise of His Glory. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Part 3. The Three Fall [Harvest] Feats of Leviticus 23 – the Three [Second Coming] Fall Feasts of Leviticus 23 – The Three [First Coming] Spring Feasts [month of Nisan] initiated the individual Church Age and it is thought that in the same way the Three Fall Feasts of Leviticus 23 [month of Tishri] conclude the 8 Kingdom Feasts of God and initiate the 8th Kingdom the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (Messiah) and His 1,000 year Kingdom of Nations reign on earth

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html The 8 Holy Feasts of Leviticus 23: Three Feasts corresponding to the Second Coming and the Kingdom on Earth of Jesus Christ. –Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Rashanah) “Leviticus 23:23-25 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an Holy convocation. Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.” The offering of fire is likely the Baptism of Fire that the Christian is undergoing since the Flames of Fire upon the heads of the believers occurring at the Feast of Pentecost. The Trumpet is an announcement and in this case it is an announcement for God’s people to gather together into one place. For the Church this is very likely fulfilled in the Rapture, the calling by God of His Church into Heaven to be with Him and to escape His coming judgment that is about to come upon the entire world of non-believers. “Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the voice which I heard was as it were of a Trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.” — Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) “Leviticus 23:27-32 Also on the Tenth day of this Seventh month there shall be a Day of Atonement.” This feast in a large part was completed at the cross of Jesus as Jesus is the Atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world. Atonement is the repair the mending of a broken relationship. For a relationship to be repaired there has to be a desire to repair the union and there needs to be an acknowledgment of the wrong that severed the relationship in the first place. It is corresponding to the second coming of Jesus because there is still much to be fulfilled with this particular feast. For starters at the Atonement Feast Leviticus 16:1-34 there are two goats the first goat is sacrificed for the atonement, the removal of sin, because the result of sin is death so only when death occurs is sin satisfied. This sacrifice is a representation of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross for us. Meanwhile, the second goat called the “scapegoat”, the carrier of sins is released far away carrying with it the sins of the people and if that scapegoat never returns then the sins never return and are completely removed and stay away. If the scapegoat does return then all of the sins return with it. It is evident that at the cross of Jesus that a man called Barabbas was the scapegoat, as Barabbas was set free and he was never heard from again. That is until the Antichrist comes because the Antichrist will be carrying the name of “Son of the Father” which translated into Hebrew is “Barabbas” Bar = son and Abba = Father. Unfortunately the scapegoat the carrier of sin “Satan” will be returning one day as he will again be accepted by the people to be their friend and their king and when he does come he will bring with him the sins of the world. Also the Jewish people as a nation have not yet recognized Jesus as the true Messiah and this will happen at the second coming of Jesus so this feast is still partially yet to be fulfilled. — Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) “Leviticus 23:34-43 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The Fifteenth day of this Seventh month shall be the feast of Tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD. … That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.” The Tabernacle is a Tent a temporary shelter as opposed to a Temple which is a permanent building. The Jewish Temple originally was a Tabernacle a Tent that the Hebrews carried with them and set up during their wilderness journey prior to their entry into the Promise Land of Israel. Once in the Promise Land, the permanent living place the Tent was then replaced in Jerusalem by the permanent Temple made of stone. This is the comparison of our earthy body to our future Spiritual body. Currently we Tabernacle in a Tent body a temporary body made of flesh. Whenever anyone dies their spirit and soul departs this tent and if you are a child of God, God then accepts you into Heaven our Permanent home and we receive our new Temple body, a Spiritual body to match our spirit and our soul. {Note: The 8 Holy Fests of Leviticus Chapter 23 have been separated primarily into two parts, the three Spring Feasts of the 1st Coming [Firstfruits] of Jesus Christ and the three Fall Feasts and the2nd Coming of Jesus Christ. Together the 8 Holy Feasts combine to usher in on earth the one Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ.} – Basic Christian Christian Study

Part 2a. A brief look and introduction into the 7 anointed Gentile Global Kings of the Earth (anointed from God) and the anointed 8th King Jesus Christ: Beginning with Nimrod (Tower of Babel – Genesis 10:8-10) — Pharaoh Akhenaten (Egypt – Joseph’s Pharaoh, the Dream Pharaoh – Genesis 41:1) — Nebuchadnezzar (Babylon – Jeremiah 27:4-7, Daniel 2:37) — Cyrus (Persia – Isaiah 45:1-7, Ezra 1:1-4) — Alexander the Great (Greece – Daniel 8:21) — Julius Caesar (Rome and The Revised [10 Kingdom] Roman Empire – Daniel 7:19) — Antichrist [emerges from within the Revised Roman Empire] (Satan – Daniel 7:20) — Messiah, Jesus Christ’s Kingdom (Heaven and Earth – Daniel 2:35, Daniel 2:44-45)

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html Genesis 10:8-10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty [occult] one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter {spiritual seeker, occult} before {anointed of} the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before {in the presence of} the LORD. *And the beginning of his [Nimrod’s] Kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar [later Babylon – modern Iraq]. {Note: all 7 of the Gentile global Kings-Kingdoms are anointed, for a time, given by God even as the Gentile King might at times or throughout thier duration be at odd with God.} — Genesis 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed [a dream from God] {this is possibly or most probably the Pharaoh Akhenaten}: and, behold, he stood by the river. — Jeremiah 27:4-7 … Thus saith the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters; I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, **and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto Me. And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the King of Babylon, My servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him. And all Nations shall serve him, and his son [Nabonidus], and his son’s son [Belshazzar], until the very time of his land come: and then many Nations and Great Kings shall serve themselves of him. — Isaiah 45:1-7 Thus saith the LORD to His anointed, to Cyrus [of Persia], whose right hand I have holden, to subdue Nations before him; and I will loose the loins of Kings, to open before him the two leaved gates [of Babylon]; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: *And I will give thee the Treasures of Darkness [Mystery Babylon – secret knowledge – the 7 Gentile Kingdoms ‘beginning’ with Nimrod and ending with Antichrist once manifested are aggregate and ongoing], *and hidden riches [wealth] of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. **For Jacob [the Nation of Israel] My servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known Me. I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside Me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known Me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside Me. I Am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. — Ezra 1:1-4 Now in the first year of Cyrus King of Persia, that the Word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus King of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his Kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus King of Persia, The LORD God of Heaven hath given me all the Kingdoms of the earth; and He hath charged me to build Him an House [Temple – 2nd Temple] at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all His people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the House [Temple] of the LORD God of Israel, He is the God, which is in Jerusalem. And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the House of God that is in Jerusalem. — Daniel 8:16-27 And I heard a Man’s [Jesus’] voice [standing on the water] between the banks of [the river] Ulai, which called, and said, [Angel] Gabriel, make this man [Daniel] to understand the vision. So he [Gabriel] came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man [Daniel]: for at the Time of the End shall be the vision [the four Gentile global governments – Persia, Greece, Rome and Antichrist]. Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright. And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for *at the time appointed the end shall be. The ram which thou sawest having two horns are *the kings of Media and Persia [4th Kingdom]. And the rough goat is the King of Grecia [Greece – 5th Kingdom]: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first King [Alexander the Great]. Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four Kingdoms [Ptolemaic kingdom of Egypt, the Seleucid Empire in the east, the kingdom of Pergamon in Asia Minor, and Macedon – wiki.com] shall stand up out of the Nation, but not in his power. And in the latter time of their [Roman] Kingdom {Rome annexed and acquired the Kingdom of Greece more by default (a weakened Greece) and through political contracts than through direct military conquest}, when the transgressors are come to the full, a King [Antichrist] of fierce countenance, and understanding dark [occult] sentences, shall stand up. And his [Antichrist] power shall be mighty, but not by his own power [by Satan’s]: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft [occult – Satanism] to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and *by [false] peace shall destroy many: he [Antichrist] shall also stand up against the Prince of Princes [Jesus Christ]; but he [Antichrist] shall be broken [spiritually] without [physical] hand. And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days. And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king’s [Belshazzar – son of Nabonidus – grandson of Nebuchadnezzar] business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it. — Daniel 2:35 Then was the iron (Rome), the clay (Revised Rome – Antichrist), the brass (Greece), the silver (Persia), and the gold (Babylon), broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them [Kingdoms of the Earth]: and the Stone [Jesus Christ] that smote the image became a Great Mountain [single government], and filled the whole earth. Daniel 2:44-45 And in the days of these Kings [Kings of the Earth] shall *the God of Heaven set up a [eternal] Kingdom, **which shall never be destroyed: and the [eternal] Kingdom shall not be left to other [unbelieving] people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these [7 earthly] Kingdoms, and it [the Kingdom of Jesus Christ] shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the Stone was cut out of the Mountain [Divinely] without [physical] hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the Great God hath made known to the King [Nebuchadnezzar] what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Part 2. The Anointing and Throne of a King: King David was anointed three times [first among his own family (by Samuel on behalf of God), later by the Tribe of Judah (lit. Praise) and lastly by the Elders of the Nation of Israel] — Saul was anointed twice both times by the same person [Samuel] – Solomon was anointed King *twice [first by a select committee (1 Kings 1:32-40) – then by the people (1 Chronicles 29:22)] – Jesus Christ is anointed King three times, First by His family [God (Matthew 3:16-17, Acts 10:38)], Secondly [among His Praise] the Church Age of individuals, Thirdly by each of the Nations as a whole [in the Kingdom Age] beginning with the Nation of Israel at the 2nd Coming return of Jesus Christ

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html King Saul [a type of Satan] was chosen by God and anointed the first time privately by the Prophet Samuel [1 Samuel 10:1]. Saul was initiated [1 Samuel 10:17-24] as the 1st King of Israel [in Mizpeh of Gilead] without anointing and while Saul was personally in hiding (i.e. hidden as Satan is in hiding now). Saul was anointed by Samuel a second time though oil is not mentioned it might have been strictly a verbal anointing with the Prophet Samuel speaking prophecy over King Saul and not anointing him with oil. — King David [a type of Jesus Christ] was anointed three times [1 Samuel 16:12-14 (Bethlehem), 2 Samuel 2:4 (Hebron), 2 Samuel 5:3 (Hebron) – the first (person) anointed in Jerusalem was the Temple (a direct representation of Jesus Christ), it was dedicated (anointed) in Jerusalem (1 Kings 8:10-11) before Solomon or any of the later Kings, the descendants of Solomon, were anointed in Jerusalem] and the moment David was anointed the first time the anointing of God departed [1 Samuel 16:14] from the presence of then King Saul [a type of Satan] so only one of them was anointed by God as King at any one time and when King Solomon [a type of the Antichrist] was anointed there is no indication or recording of the anointing of God leaving King David the way it previously had left King Saul. — King Solomon [a type of the Antichrist] was anointed twice, first [1 Kings 1:32-40] by a chosen and selected committee [the High Priest, the Prophet and the people gathered in Gihon who happened to be in knowledge of the event] and later by all the people [1 Chronicles 29:22]. — Jesus Christ the Messiah has been anointed twice. First by His family of God [Matthew 3:16-17]. “Matthew 3:16-17, Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me [Messiah, Jesus Christ], because He [God] hath anointed Me [Jesus] to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” – “Acts 4:26-28 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against His Christ. For of a truth against thy Holy Child Jesus, whom Thou [God] hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined [to kill Jesus] before to be done.” – Jesus is currently being anointed throughout His Christian Church Age. “1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God [Jesus] was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on [anointed] in the world, received up into glory.” – “2 Corinthians 1:20-22 For all the promises of God in Him are yea [yes], and in Him Amen [Truth], unto the glory of God by us. Now He which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit [Father, Son Jesus, Holy Spirit] in our hearts.” {My perspective on the Church rapture is just when is the Antichrist ‘anointed’ by God to receive his Kingdom on earth is it pre-tribulation [this happens to be my position on End Time events]? or is it 3½ years later at pre-wrath [also a very possible position for End Time events]? The anointed Church (2 Corinthians 1:20-22) and the future Kingdom of Antichrist are not going to co-exist and when the anointed ‘born again’ Church is raptured only then will the Antichrist be anointed for his Kingdom on earth. Then with the Christian Church gone the Antichrist will preside over a Kingdom on earth that will go horribly wrong for everyone involved as the Antichrist attempts to receive the anointing of the Nations starting in the Holy of Holies (Matthew 24:15) with the Nation of Israel.} – There is yet a third and future anointing of the Messiah Jesus Christ the anointing among the Nations starting with Jesus being anointed King by the elders of Israel in Jerusalem. “Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks [490 years] are determined upon thy people [the Jews] and upon thy holy city [Jerusalem], to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness [the Kingdom of God among the Nations], and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint [Messiah] the most Holy.” – “Zechariah 12:10-14 And I will pour [anoint] upon the House of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the [Holy] Spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me [Jesus Christ] whom they have pierced (crucified), and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in [agony] bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning *in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the House of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart; The family of the House of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart; All the families that remain [after the Tribulation], every family apart, and their wives apart.” {Note: the coming Tribulation during the events of Revelation is primarily a Gentile (Martyred Saints) Holocaust the Jews having already suffered their [WWII] Holocaust will primarily be exempt from the Holocaust to come but still it will be dangerous and difficult times for everyone and not every family will make it through the events. Presumably the Nation of Israel will emerge (anoint the Messiah Jesus Christ) and enter into the Kingdom Age [1,000 year reign of the Messiah] far more intact than any of the Gentile Nations.} – “Ezekiel 43:5-7 So the [Holy] Spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court [Millennial Temple – 4th Temple in Jerusalem]; and, behold, the Glory of the LORD filled the House. And I heard Him speaking unto me out of the House; and *the Man [Jesus Christ] stood by me. And He said unto me, Son of man [Ezekiel], the place of My Throne, and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell [as anointed King] in the midst of the children of Israel for ever …” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Part 1b. Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy is an explanation of an earlier Vision [Daniel chapter 7] regarding the Kingdoms of the Earth [Daniel 7:17 the 4 remaining Kingdoms – Persia, Greece, Rome, Antichrist] – Keep in mind that the 490 years of Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy are all years that occur only during one of the Kingdoms of Earth – Currently we are not directly under one of the Kings of the Earth nor are we directly in one of the Kingdoms of the Earth and therefore not yet using up one of the 490 years of the prophecy [but we are in the period (Daniel 2:42) of the Revising of the Roman (iron) Empire without yet the direct global King] – 483 years [Persia, Greece, Rome] of the 490 years have been completed and only the final [Antichrist] Week ‘7 years’ of the prophecy remains to be fulfilled

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html According to Daniel (Daniel 9:25) at end of the 69th Week the Messiah would reveal Himself [the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem] and make available His Kingdom [*ending the reign of the Kings of the earth] then “after” the 69th Week “shall Messiah be cut off” the crucifixion of Jesus Christ occurred 4 days after the Triumphal Entry of Jesus Christ. The Triumphal Entry did end the reign of the Global Kings of the Earth {as King Herod (part of a Global Kingdom – Rome) feared it would in Matthew 2:2-3} the rejection of Jesus Christ by both Rome and Jerusalem and the crucifixion of Jesus 4 days later then re-opened the (now postponed) 70th Week and the Antichrist Kingdom. The 70th Week specifically belongs to the Antichrist and since the Triumphal Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem at the completion of the 69th Week the timeline of the Prophecy of Daniel has stopped until the Kingdom of Antichrist claims its 1 Week (7 year period) that will be given to it by God. The amount of time [2,000 years so far] between the 69th week of Daniel and the 70th and final week of Daniel has been the Church Age. The Church Age where almost the entirety of the Book of Acts was spent grappling with the issue that the Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ had momentarily become completely individualized {the early (remnant – firstfruit) rain (Hosea 6:2-3)} [with the individuals entering into the Kingdom of God primarily being the Gentiles] and that it will not be until the final events of the Book of Revelation [the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ on earth] that the Kingdom of God becomes evident primarily through the Nations of the earth {the later (community – harvest) rain (Hosea 6:2-3)} and not just primarily through the individuals of the earth as it is now. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Part 1. Reconciling the general community (Corporate) [Kingdom on earth] Messiah Prophecy of Daniel [Daniel’s 70 Weeks (Daniel 9:25-26)] with the [Eternal Spiritual] individual (Remnant) Kingdom Revelation of the thief on the cross (Luke 23:42-43)

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html Daniel a Prophet to the Nations: A summary of Daniels (Corporate) Messiah’s Kingdom on earth “70 Weeks (490 years) Prophecy” – Daniel 9:22-27 And he [the holy angel Gabriel] informed me [Daniel], and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding [of the previous vision from God]. At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the *vision. Seventy weeks [490 years (involving all of the Global Kingdoms from Babylon until the Kingdom of the Messiah totaling 6 of the 8 Global Kingdoms – Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, Antichrist and finally the Kingdom of the Messiah, Jesus Christ)] are determined upon thy [Jewish] people and upon thy holy city [Jerusalem], to finish [make an end of] the [world’s] transgression {intentional sins}, and to make an end of [all] sins {intentional and unintentional}, and to make [global] reconciliation for iniquity, and **to bring in Everlasting Righteousness [the 8th Kingdom – the Kingdom of God], and to seal up [conclude] the vision and prophecy, ***and to anoint [Messiah – Jesus Christ] the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks [it would take 49 years to rebuild Jerusalem], and threescore (60) and two weeks [434 years of a rebuilt Jerusalem]: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after [the] threescore and two weeks [after 483 years of the 490 years] shall Messiah be cut off [lit. executed – crucifixion], *but not for Himself [but for the sins of the people]: and the people of the [Antichrist] prince that shall [future] come [7th Kingdom – Antichrist (Satan)] shall destroy the city [70 A.D.] and the [Temple] sanctuary [also destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D.]; and the end thereof shall be with a flood [overflowing of destruction], and unto the end of the war [with Satan] desolations are determined. And he [Antichrist – 7th Kingdom] shall confirm the covenant with many for one week [the 70th and final week – the final 7 year period – not yet started]: and in the midst of the week [3½ years] he [Antichrist] shall cause the [Temple – 3rd Temple in Jerusalem] sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading [completeness] of abominations he [Antichrist] shall make it [the entire earth unholy] desolate [empty], even until the consummation [end of human history – human separation from God], and that determined [vial-bowl judgments of Revelation] shall be poured upon the desolate [sky and earth]. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Part 1a. The anointing of the Messiah, Jesus Christ being anointed individually by His followers – The corporate (group) anointing of the Messiah prophesied by Daniel the Prophet is alluded to but [temporarily] becomes individualized as individuals are anointing Jesus the Messiah for His Kingdom in the same way that the thief on the cross as an individual [not yet the Nations of the world] acknowledged and entered into the eternal Kingdom of the Messiah – In short the two individuals [women] who anointed Jesus with oil and the thief on the cross were all doing the very same thing, each individually anointing and acknowledging the Kingdom of Messiah – Individuals (a remnant) acknowledging and entering into the Kingdom of Messiah [Kingdom of God] long before the Prophesied Nations as a whole are to enter into the Kingdom of Jesus Christ

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city [Jerusalem], to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and **to anoint [Messiah] the most Holy. — John 12:3 Then {Friday} took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. — Matthew 26:6-7 Now {Tuesday} when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him a woman [thought to be Mary Magdalene] having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on His head, as He sat at meat [dinner]. — Luke 23:42 And he [thief on the cross] said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into Thy Kingdom. {Note: How the corporate (group) anointing (the head) of the Messiah and the general acceptance of the Messiah as spoken of by Daniel the Prophet becomes an individual anointing of the feet of the Messiah and later another anointing by another individual this time anointing the head of Jesus. Both anointings and the acknowledging of the Kingdom of God [also divine revelation from the thief on the cross] are in reference to the Prophecy of Daniel {the thief on the cross was probably directly recalling Daniel 9:26} but are not yet a direct fulfillment of the anointing and general acceptance of the Messiah as Prophesied by Daniel in his 70 Week prophecy.} – Basic Christian Christian Study

The Kingdom of Jesus Christ (John 1:12) accepted by some and rejected by others – The Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ in initially being rejected by the rulers of this world (Luke 23:24) has been placed in an individual (experiential) basis until the fullness of the Kingdom of God is brought into its knowable entirety during the events of the Book of Revelation – Basically what we are going to do in the next few days before Holy Week is to begin to consider and to reconcile the [Kingdom on earth] Messiah Prophecy of Daniel [Daniel’s 70 Weeks (Daniel 9:25-26)] and the [Eternal Spiritual] Kingdom Revelation of the thief on the cross (Luke 23:43) with each other and attempt to more fully understand the Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ that is currently being so generously offered by God to all mankind

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html Note: Regarding the rejection and death of Jesus Christ on the cross. The people of Jesus’ day asked Him for a sign that He was indeed God (Matthew 12:40) and Jesus also said (John 2:19) the sign that He would give the world would be that He would resurrect the 3rd day from death. The resurrection of Jesus proved the Deity (Immortality) of Jesus to all mankind for all time. So the events of Holy Week that ended in the crucifixion and later in the resurrection of Jesus were not events that went astray but were events that were foretold and necessary in order for God to unmistakably reveal and reconcile Himself to all mankind. Having then revealed Himself to all mankind by His prophecies, miracles and resurrection He is now selecting for Himself a Kingdom of believing people for His own from within mankind. — Romans 1:3-5 Concerning His [God’s] Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made [physically] of the seed of [King] David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of Holiness, **by the resurrection from the dead: By [Jesus] whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the [Christian] faith among all Nations, for His Name: – Basic Christian Christian Study

8 Kingdoms Introduction: Some brief criteria for the 8 Global Kingdoms of the earth – Throughout human history there have been many glorious [in man’s eyes] Empires, Kingdoms and Dominions but only 8 of the Kingdoms of mankind are the incredible (Revelation 17:10) Kingdoms of the earth {Note: The Basic Christian blog History Study is also going to include some of the additional great Kingdoms primarily Hammurabi (Saudi Arabia), Queen of Sheba (Ethiopia), Solomon (Israel), and Sennacherib (Assyria).}

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html 8 Kingdoms Summary: The Seven incredible Gentile Kingdoms of Revelation 17:10 are Nimrod (Tower of Babel), Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome and [revised Rome] the Antichrist Kingdom. While the 8th and final Kingdom is the eternal, righteous Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. Each of these 8 Kingdoms is going to share some remarkable similarities: Each Kingdom will have possessed all of or a majority of the world’s wealth [gold, silver, precious gems] at one time. Each Kingdom has or will have knowledge [both public and secret knowledge] beyond that of their peers. The Kingdoms will also possess influence, military power and political prestige beyond the peers of their day. *Most importantly each of the 8 Kingdoms will also have exerted FAVORABLE influence over the Jews, over Jerusalem and over the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. The Kingdom of Nimrod [about two generations and 100 years after the flood of Noah] encompassed all of humanity including Abraham’s forefather Arphaxad (Genesis 11:11), the Kingdom of Nimrod possessed all human wealth, knowledge and wisdom and the Kingdom of Nimrod built a Temple (the Tower of Babel). Egypt the 2nd Kingdom amassed much of the fortune of the world and much of the knowledge of the world and a great part of that fortune would be “favorably” given to the Jews at their Passover departure from Egypt (Exodus 3:21-22). The wealth of Egypt would then be used by the Jews in the building of the Tabernacle of God by Moses at Mt. Sinai (Saudi Arabia) and later the wealth of the Tabernacle would be transferred into the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. The wealth of the Temple in Jerusalem would be given back to Egypt by the Jewish King Rehoboam (1 Kings 14:25-26). The 3rd Kingdom Babylon [initially very favorable to the Jews, Jerusalem and the Temple] captured the wealth of Egypt in Egypt and took it to their Palace in Babylon. The 4th Kingdom Persia [Iran] conquered Babylon [Iraq] and consolidated the wealth of the world into the Palace at Shushan (Esther 1:4) part of the wealth of Persia was given to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem (Isaiah 45:28, 2 Chronicles 36:23). The 5th Kingdom Greece and Alexander the Great [on either 10 or 11 June 323 B.C., Alexander the Great died in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II, in Babylon at the age of 32 – wiki.com]. King Alexander the Great who immersed the world in Greek thought and philosophy and after sparing the Jews, Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple then “at the age of 32” died among the wealth of ancient Egypt, Babylon and Persia. The 6th Kingdom Rome oversaw an extensive expansion in the size of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. The 7th Kingdom the Kingdom of Antichrist is going to sign a favorable [7 year] covenant with the Jews and the Nation of Israel (Daniel 9:27) and will also in some way rebuild [and eventually occupy (Matthew 24:15)] the now destroyed Temple in Jerusalem. The 8th and final Kingdom the Eternal, Righteous Kingdom of Jesus Christ [Jesus being Jewish] will of course be very favorable to the Jews as Jesus will rule the entire world from the unprecedented Millennial Temple (Ezekiel 43:7) in Jerusalem. – Basic Christian Christian Study

Continuing to examine the Thursday and Friday of the ancient Holy week Timeline – The original Holy Week days of Thursday and Friday having been meshed together into the one Friday of the modern Holy Week [a Friday crucifixion – because Saturday is the Sabbath Day] excludes the purchasing of additional oils and ointments to further anoint the body of Jesus while it lay lifeless in the tomb — ‘Mark 16:1 And when the [Thursday] (evening) Sabbath [from the 1st day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread] was past, [on Friday – a normal working day] Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, **had bought (purchased) sweet spices, that they might come [on Friday] and anoint Him (Jesus).’ {Note: it appears that by the time of their arrival to the tomb on Friday, with the oils and spices to anoint the body of Jesus, the tomb had just been sealed by Roman guards and they would have to come back on Sunday [at the end of three days] when the seal was to be removed by the Romans intending that the un-resurrected body of Jesus would still be in the tomb on Sunday but early Sunday morning Jesus resurrected.}

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html The Gospel of Luke tells us that the newly purchased oils and spices were prepared in order to further anoint the body of Jesus. “Luke 23:55-56 And the women also, which came with Him [Jesus] from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre (tomb), and how His body was laid. And they returned, and [Friday] prepared [labored] spices and ointments; and rested the [Saturday] **Sabbath day according to the Commandment [4th of the 10 Commandments – Exodus 20:9-10].” — On Thursday [15th of Nissan] the Feast Day [Feast of Unleavened Bread] the Jewish leaders stayed outside of the presence of the Romans in order to observe the Feast day. “John 18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas [the Jewish High Priest] unto the [Roman] Hall of Judgment: and it was early [Thursday]; and they [Jewish leaders] themselves went not into the [Roman] Judgment Hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the [Unleavened Bread] Passover.” while on the next day [Friday] the day when the Jewish elders requested that the tomb of Jesus be sealed the Jewish leaders did not remain outside of the presence of the Romans because Friday being a normal day the Jewish leaders were able to enter into the presence of the Romans. “Matthew 27:62 Now [Friday] the next day, that followed the [Thursday] day of the preparation [Feast of Unleavened Bread], the [Jewish] Chief Priests and Pharisees *came together **unto Pilate,” — Noting again that the ancient events that took place over two days [Thursday and Friday] are combined into the one Friday of the modern Holy Week timeline of events. Also Note: “Luke 23:56 … and rested the Sabbath day according to the [4th] Commandment” Luke now references the Sabbath [the week] after the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as the Sabbath of the Commandments. Luke might be saying that the Sabbath of the Levitical Feasts was previously fulfilled and completed on the previous week with the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and that what was taking place now was a Commandment Sabbath and not a Feast Sabbath. – The 4th of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17) and the first of the Eight Feasts of Leviticus chapter 23 are both the weekly Sabbath day. – Basic Christian Christian Study

A Preview and look at some of the aspects of Holy Week and of the 10 Day Jesus Walk 2010 Easter Timeline Devotion – The modern Holy Week Timeline appears to be the Biblical Holy Week Timeline shortened by one day having Thursday combined with Friday in the modern Timeline – The Basic Christian Jesus Walk Easter Holy Week Timeline Devotion adds back in the Thursday [all the other days remain the exact same though the days previous to Thursday are each backed up by one day] and also starts a day earlier in the Friday anointing of Jesus at Bethany

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html This timeline is the same number of days as the traditional timeline view until the tomb where it includes the three days and three nights in the tomb. This third day moves the crucifixion back one day from Friday (Good Friday) to Thursday (Crucifixion Thursday) and likewise moves each of the preceding events back one day of the week so then backing up by one day the Triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem occurs on Saturday and not the traditional Sunday. However it is Saturday and not Sunday that is the better fit and the more appropriate day according to the Biblical description of the Triumphal entry of Jesus and it is Saturday that fulfills the Feast day of Sabbath. … I think what has happened is that somewhere in [ancient] Church history the [Catholic] Church began to observe an abbreviated week of Holy week. It was easier for people to get time off from work and celebrate Friday – Sunday than the Thursday – Sunday of the Bible. Likewise shortening the events places the Triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Sunday instead of Saturday therefore making for another convenient Holiday as the Church is already routinely gathered for the Sunday Worship service. The events as we observe them in modern times are a slightly abbreviated version of the Biblical times in which they occurred. It was never intended to replace the Biblical version as everyone knows that a Friday crucifixion does not equal the three days and three nights in the tomb. The Thursday crucifixion does and it also supports all of the events of the Bible. – Basic Christian Christian Study

3.) Continuing with the Hunt Heresy – Dave Hunt after deliberately offending Protestants by wrongly claiming that Jesus did not observe the Passover Feast – Hunt then goes on to deliberately and to systematically offend the Catholics by haphazardly pointing out that the crucifixion was on Thursday rather than on the common Friday [Good Friday] of modern Catholic tradition – {Note: Roman Catholicism is a Christian sect [the main Christian sect] it is also highly built upon traditions and as a part of their traditions they seemingly [a very long time ago] shortened Holy Week by one day so that for convenience Holy Week [Palm Sunday – Easter Sunday] would encompass two Sundays (for convenient Church attendance) instead of the Saturday [Triumphal Entry] to Sunday of the Biblical events. The Catholic Church is not engaging in deceit because they have never said that Jesus didn’t fulfill His three days and three nights prophecy the way Dave Hunt is saying that Jesus never observed Passover even though Jesus Himself had said [Luke 22:7-16] that He had highly “desired” to eat the Passover with His 12 Apostles.}

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html The error in a Friday crucifixion is that clearly only two days and two nights are fulfilled in Jesus’ own prophecy. [Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas (Jonah) was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of Man [Jesus Christ] be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.] Jesus prophesied that He would spend three days and three nights in the center (heart) of the earth. With Dave Hunt previously stating that Jesus did not observe the Passover and with the common teaching of the Friday crucifixion opening the door to yet another ‘seemingly’ unfulfilled prophecy then it does clearly open the way for a usurper an Antichrist to enter in and to pretend to fulfill prophesies, prophesies that are already fulfilled and completed by Jesus Christ it is just that modern teachers (pastors), teachings and modern interpretations have readily and systematically edited Jesus out of His own fulfillments and out of His own accomplishments. Dave Hunt does offer Thursday as the crucifixion day however in his already greatly confused and highly truncated timeline of events Hunt offers the Thursday crucifixion seemingly more as a momentary opportunity to deride Catholicism than as a fundamental opportunity to express fulfillment of Messianic Prophecy. All the while Dave Hunt continues to attempt to lead the Christian Church into confusion and with confusion into factions [Protestant, Roman Catholicism] and with factions then comes unwanted strife and division within the Christian Church. – Basic Christian Christian Study

2.) Examining the Dave Hunt Heresy [John 18:28] where Hunt incorrectly contends that Jesus intended to celebrate the Passover but was unable to do so – Hunt’s theory is only speculation and confusion on Dave Hunt’s part – Hunt confuses the later Feast of Unleavened Bread [15th of Nissan – Leviticus 23:6] for the earlier Feast of the Lord’s Passover [14th of Nissan – Leviticus 23:5]

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html It is easy enough to prove that Jesus and the 12 Apostles did observe the Lord’s Passover Feast: Luke 22:7-16 Then came the day [14th of Nissan – Feast of the Lord’s Passover] of unleavened bread, when the Passover (lamb) must be killed. And He (Jesus) sent Peter and John, saying, **Go and prepare us the Passover, that we may eat. And they said unto Him, Where wilt thou that we prepare? And He said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city [Jerusalem], there shall a man [thought to be Mark] meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in. And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples? And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready. And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the Passover. **And when the [evening] hour was come, He sat down, and the Twelve Apostles with Him. And He [Jesus] said unto them, ***With desire I have desired to eat [fulfill] this Passover with you before I suffer: For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it [Feast Days] be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God. – Dave Hunt’s Heresy contends that based on [John 18:28] Jesus was unable to fulfill the Passover. – “John 18:28 Then [the next day the 15th of Nissan (Thursday, crucifixion day) – the Feast of Unleavened Bread] led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they [Jewish leaders] themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the [Unleavened Bread] Passover.” — {This verse proves that the crucifixion took place on the 15th of Nissan the day after the Lord’s Passover because the Lord’s Passover [14th of Nissan] is not a Sabbath Rest Feast but the next day [15th of Nissan] the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread is (at sundown) a Sabbath Rest.} “John 19:31-35 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the [Unleavened Bread] Sabbath day, *for that Sabbath day was an high day [not the regular Saturday Sabbath], besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with Him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that He was dead already, they brake not His legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he [Disciple John] that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. – Note: The Feast of the Lord’s Passover [14th Nissan] is not a Sabbath (rest) feast [that is why Jesus and the 11 Apostles were able to go out to the Garden of Gethsemane that night – had the Lord’s Passover been a Sabbath (evening rest) Feast, by Jewish (Torah) Law they would have had to remain inside resting] (the original Lord’s Passover [Exodus 12:11] was not a day of rest it was the [busy] day “in haste” when the children of God busily prepared to leave Egypt) the accompanying Feast the Feast of Unleavened Bread [starting the 15th of Nissan] is a seven day feast and the first day [15th Nissan] and the seventh day [21st of Nissan] are both (evening rest) Sabbath rest days. Leviticus 23:6-8 And on the fifteenth day of the same month [Nissan] is the Feast of Unleavened Bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. In the first day [15th of Nissan] ye shall have an *holy convocation [evening Sabbath]: ye shall do no servile work therein (after sunset). But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD [for] seven days: in the seventh day [21st of Nissan] is [also] an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. — The Dave Hunt Heresy is so easily wrong in so many ways and in so many obvious aspects that it can almost be concluded that Dave Hunt is deliberately, intentionally and systematically propagating disinformation within the Christian Church, regarding the life, ministry and accomplishments of Jesus Christ. – Basic Christian Christian Study

A Preview and look at some of the aspects of Holy Week and of the 10 Day Jesus Walk 2010 Easter Timeline Devotion – 1.) The events that Jesus Christ participated in and completed or initiated for us to receive from are primarily distributed throughout the 8 Levitical Feasts [Leviticus Chapter 23] the Jewish Feasts days that were in occurrence during the Holy Week Events – {Note: It is important to know that Leviticus stipulates that the Feasts themselves are to be Observed and Fulfilled in their proper order beginning with the Feast of Sabbath. In other words there would not be a proper observance of either the Passover or Pentecost feasts without first having properly observed and having entered into the Feast of Sabbath Rest as fulfilled and offered to us in Jesus Christ.}

http://www.basicchristian.org/jesuswalk.html Leviticus 23:4 These are the [8] Feasts of the LORD, even Holy Convocations [gatherings], which ye shall proclaim *in their Seasons [in their proper order and at their proper time]. – The Jesus Walk 10 Day Easter Timeline Devotion originally started out [in 1994] as a Bible study simply attempting to following Jesus through the events of Holy Week. The original study-devotion did not start out as a devotion focusing on the 8 Levitical Feasts as the devotion has primarily become since 2000. The essence of the Jesus Walk devotion is fellowshipping with Jesus by following along with Jesus during His origional Holy Week events, events that happen to be foretold and previously explained by Moses in the 8 Feasts of Leviticus Chapter 23. The original Jesus Walk Easter Timeline Devotion started as a Bible study project in 1994 however I was completely unable to fit the 10 days of Biblical events [Anointing Friday – Resurrection Sunday] into the eight days [Palm Sunday – Easter Sunday] observed in the current modern Holy Week format. Frustrated with trying to fit the Biblical events into the modern timeline I twice [in 1997 and later in 1999] gave up on the Jesus Walk project but in 1998 with the verse “1 Corinthians 5:7 … For even Christ our Passover (the week of Passover – Holy Week) is sacrificed for us” ringing in my head I also read some of a book [Armageddon: Appointment with Destiny] by Grant R. Jeffery and he pointed out that Easter Sunday was actually the Feast of First Fruits and also that the crucifixion was on the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Previously most of the preaching that I had heard only referenced The Feast of Passover and it was usually wrongly associated with the crucifixion day of Jesus while 1 Corinthians 11:23 says that the Last Supper “Passover” was on the night Jesus was betrayed not on the day he was crucified so clearly the events of Holy Week had been enacted on specific days in accordance with the 8 Feasts of Leviticus Chapter 23 where the Holy Week events had originally been embedded for our later understanding. After another major effort during Easter 1999 the Jesus Walk project was again given up in failure until previous to Easter 2000 when some really horrible teaching [by Dave Hunt – saying that Jesus never even kept the Passover] put me right back into the Jesus Walk project and in 2000 I thought I had a word of discernment from the Holy Spirit that the project would come together that year and as Easter 2000 came and went I still felt encouraged to continue the study and at the end of May 2000 the devotional timeline days were shifted in my study notes [because they just didn’t fit in the modern timeline] and Palm Sunday was backed up to [Palm Saturday] and I couldn’t believe it Sunday had become a Saturday fulfilling the First Feast Day but I immediately thought that there was a verse in the Bible that proclaimed the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to be on a Sunday but there was no such verse and after some careful examination in the Greek I realized that [not Sunday] but Saturday is the day Biblically supported as the Day of the Triumphal Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem and then finally with the day of the Triumphal Entry established the Jesus Walk Holy Week Study Devotion became the completed 10 Day Holy Week Timeline Devotion. ~ David Anson Brown – Basic Christian Christian Study

Chick.com: Somebody Angry? – God’s Divine Covenant to watch over Israel and the Jews (Online Tract)

http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1055/1055_01.asp Zechariah 12:1-14 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God. In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem. The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah. In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart; The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart; All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.

DebbieSchlussel.com: Check out how a Christian pro-Israel man was treated by a Muslim gas station employee in Tampa – And check out how it was Christians who protested this anti-Israel gas station – If only even a sliver of my fellow [Jewish] co-religionists were as supportive of Israel and the Jewish people as these fine, courageous Christians, whom I’m happy to have as friends and allies – Kudos to Tampa Bay TV reporter Tanya Arja for covering the story {Praying for Israel and the Peace of Israel does not imply praying against Muslims. It is about praying for peace for all mankind because when the Jews have peace and safety wherever they are in the world we will all have peace and safety wherever we are. God has fixed the wellbeing of all mankind on the safety and security of His Jewish people — history testifies of the greatness of countries and individuals that support the Jews and of the downfall of the very same nations and individuals as they no longer support God’s chosen people the Jews.} (Video)

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/17967/reason-454738-not-to-shop-muslim-owned-gas-stations-how-to-id-them/ About three dozen people stood outside a Brandon gas station Thursday, protesting the treatment of a customer. Mark Moser says he was pumping gas at the Citgo station on Brandon Blvd last Friday when the pump stopped at $1.88. Moser told FOX 13 he went into the station to ask why and was surprised by the clerk’s response. “I told the gas attendant, My pump shut off, what happened?’ He said, ‘Yeah, I shut the pump off,'” Moser recalled. “I said, ‘Excuse me?’ He said, ‘You pray for Israel; I pray for Palestine. You’re not getting any gas here.'” Moser believes the clerk saw the decal on his windshield that reads, “Pray for Israel,” with a Christian fish on one side and a Star of David on the other. He has two other decals on the windows that read, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” The owner of the gas station, Nasir Abuoleim, said through his attorney that they investigated the claim, and that the employee admitted to denying gas. . . . Moser – who held a sign at the protest that read, “Denied gas for praying for Israel” – said he is not Jewish but that the Bible tells him to support Israel. He said he is not after money; he just wants to take a stand.

URGENT! Presbyterian Church USA Ready to Declare War Against Israel – A group of activists hostile to Israel [using the Christian Church as a cover], including theologians and others in some prominent Protestant churches have launched a dangerous campaign to use theology to delegitimize the Jewish State and her supporters – They may be only days away from putting the (boycott Israel) policy of a large Protestant denomination on a collision course with Israel’s survival – unless we raise our voices in protest Take Action Now – {Note: So much of this radical anti-Israel agenda [and other radical agendas (i.e. environmentalism)] are being carried out by NON-CHRISTIANS from within the confines of what many ordinary people think is Christianity. Just a hunch but TRUE-CHRISTIANS need to stand up and declare that Christianity is against the unjust treatment of any people or group and especially against any unfavorable treatment directed at the Jews.} (Email Petition)

http://www.wiesenthal.com/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=lsKWLbPJLnF&b=4441467&ct=8021695 In 2004, The Presbyterian Church in the US (PCUSA) became the first mainline Protestant denomination to approve a policy of divestment from Israel. Unpopular with church members, it was later rescinded. But in 2008, church leaders supposedly seeking to balance PCUSA’a Middle East policies, instead, created a committee dominated by seven activists holding strong anti-Israel beliefs. The lone member sympathetic to Israel, quit in protest when he saw their radical agenda. Adoption of this poisonous document by the Presbyterian Church will be nothing short of a declaration of war on Israel and her supporters. It will be negatively impact interfaith relations, and could have significant repercussions in the political domain, with 46 Members of the US Congress and Senate who are Presbyterians. And these initiatives, encouraged by the Geneva-based World Council of Churches, will cause a ripple effect on other denominations. Which is why we urgently ask you to do two things: 1) Protest directly to the top leadership of the PCUSA urging them to stop this dangerous campaign which denies the legitimacy and security of Israel. 2) Reach out to your Presbyterian friends and ask them to speak out against this potential rewriting of PCUSA’s policy towards Israel that will destroy the era of good will that has been fostered with the Jewish community for decades. There are many staunch friends of Israel in PCUSA whose voices are being drowned out by a few determined activists, who are relentlessly pursuing a radical political anti-Israel agenda.

Introducing [HonestReporting] HR Radio – a weekly review of mainstream media coverage of Israel – Our New (YouTube) Podcast!

http://www.honestreporting.com/ Welcome to the first broadcast of HonestReporting Radio, a weekly review of mainstream media coverage of Israel. Join HR’s Pesach Benson and Yarden Frankl as they discuss the double standards behind media coverage of [27] Afghan civilian casualties of Nato’s latest military offensive compared with Palestinian civilian casualties of [past] IDF operations. Christian Videos

MoriahFilms.com – [Jewish] Simon Wiesenthal Center: Against the Tide – The Story of America During the [WWII] Holocaust – Through a never before seen 1977 interview, Bergson gives a first-hand account of what occurred – Against the Tide addresses the attitudes of [Illuminati] President Roosevelt (Franklin D. Roosevelt – U.S. President 1933-1945) and his senior [Occultist] advisors, who used the pretext of winning the war against the Nazis to block any Jewish immigration to the U.S. and juxtaposes the events in America with heart-wrenching heroic stories of the doomed Jews of Europe and the leaders of Polish Jewry who had faith that their powerful brothers and sisters in the United States would somehow be able to save them – Narrated by Dustin Hoffman (DVD)

http://www.moriahfilms.com/site/c.fgLNI1OCKpF/b.3984599/k.C00C/Home.htm “Against the Tide” is a compelling film that documents what happened in the United States during the Holocaust, highlighting how a young activist, Peter Bergson, challenged Washington and the establishment Jewish organizations to demand that the rescue of Europe’s Jews become a top priority for American Jews. – Through a never before seen 1977 interview, Bergson gives a first-hand account of what occurred. Through a never before seen 1977 interview, Bergson gives a first-hand account of what occurred. The more successful he became in attracting support from important non-Jewish members of Congress and Hollywood personalities such as Ben Hecht, *Edward G. Robinson [Movie star – served in the U.S. Office of War Information department as a Propaganda officer during the end of WWII – he was probably a very legit patriot (one of only a few) serving America in a very unpatriotic un-American government funded agency] and Paul Muni, the more threatened and resentful Jewish establishment leaders became. Only the ultra Orthodox Vaad Hatzala [the Rescue Committee or Committee for Rescuing – founded in 1939 was an (U.S. and Canada) organization to rescue Jews in Europe from the Holocaust – wiki.com], led by Rabbis Aaron Kotler and Eliezer Silver worked with him. Against the Tide addresses the attitudes of President Roosevelt and his senior advisors, who used the pretext of winning the war against the Nazis to block any Jewish immigration to the U.S. and juxtaposes the events in America with heart-wrenching heroic stories of the doomed Jews of Europe and the leaders of Polish Jewry who had faith that their powerful brothers and sisters in the United States would somehow be able to save them. Christian Videos

1611 KJV Holy Bible – Reader Version – Now available in EPUB version (ePub)

http://www.basicchristian.org/1611-Bible-RE-KJV.epub Red Letter Edition – Reader Version now in ePub format. To download the eBook ‘Right Click’ on the Article Link and select “Save file as …” – Basic Christian Christian Study

Basic Christian: blog Bible Study eBook now available in EPUB version (ePub)

http://basicchristian.org/blog-Bible-Study.epub The complete Through the Bible blog Bible Study in ePub format. To download the eBook ‘Right Click’ on the Article Link and select “Save file as …” – Basic Christian Christian Study

gizmag.com: Intel Moorestown [Atom CPU] platform to drive smartphones [iPads] in 2010 – Look for Intel’s Moorestown platform to power new smartphones starting in 2010 (Technology)

http://www.gizmag.com/intel-moorestown-smartphones/13837/ Look for a boost in smartphone performance and capabilities as the Intel Moorestown platform starts to appear in devices this year. Intel says that the new mobile Internet device (MID) platform will be launching during the first half of 2010, and should begin appearing in consumer devices on the market as early as the third quarter. The specs look promising and Intel was showing off a bevy of prototypes and reference designs at CES 2010, including units from Aava Mobile, EB, Inventec, Open Peak, and Winstron. LG also had a Moorestown-based smartphone on hand at the show. The Moorestown platform is designed to be a faster, more efficient version of the Atom CPU computing platform. Combined with Intel’s Moblin [MeeGo] OS, the company is looking to make the platform a serious competitor in the smartphone market. Moorestown is designed to idle using much less power than the Atom or other processors. Intel claims it uses up to 50 times less power at idle. This would provide the essential long battery life for a smartphone or netbook. The Moorsetown platform also feature HD video, with the ability to record 720p HD and playback 1080p HD. In demos at CES, Moorestown-based devices were shown playing HD video at 30fps. Technology

OpenTablet 7: OpenPeak announced the new OpenTablet 7, a portable multimedia tablet device which combines telephony and multimedia features – It is set to go up against Apple’s iPad (Technology)

http://www.ozcarguide.com/technology/pc-notebook/2153-open-tablet-7-pc As the name implies, the OpenTablet 7 has a 7-inch multitouch display with LED backlit, Bluetooth connectivity and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. It also has cellular connectivity for phone calls. The Tablet PC is only 15mm thick with a diameter of 9 x 5 inch. It also integrates dual cameras and a HDMI output. OpenTablet comes with built-in speaker, microphone, a USB port and a microSD card slot. The unit is based on the Intel Moorestown Atom processor. It comes with a wide selection of services and preloaded applications plus developers can create highly interactive applications using Adobe Flash CS4 for their needs. Yes you heard it right it supports Flash unlike the iPad. The price and availability date of OpenTablet 7 is not known yet. Technology

OpenTablet™ 7 [iPad] – OpenPeak Inc, a leading provider of multimedia touch-screen devices and device management platforms, today officially debuted its new OpenTablet™ 7 – an ultra-sleek, portable, touch-screen tablet that combines high-quality telephony with advanced multi-media communications services and applications to deliver an engaging, interactive experience – The OpenTablet is expected to be adopted by multiple branded customers and service providers and ship in the second half of this year [Fall 2010] (Technology)

http://www.openpeak.com/OpenTablet7.php Powered by Intel’s next generation [mobile CPU] handheld and tablet platform, codenamed “Moorestown,” the OpenTablet 7 features a high-resolution 7-inch multi-touch TFT LCD screen with LED backlighting, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and cellular connectivity, HDMI output and dual cameras for capturing both high-definition video and still images. The on-board USB interface and MicroSD slot expand the device’s connectivity, while built-in speakers and microphone allow the device to serve as a fully functioning telephone and multimedia platform. At just 9 inches by 5 inches, and only .59″ thick, the device is as slim and unobtrusive as a photo frame, and weighs just 1.15 pounds. “The OpenTablet is the ultimate control panel, delivering the most commonly accessed multi-media services right to your fingertips anywhere,” said Dan Gittleman, CEO of OpenPeak. “The all-in-one device allows you to sync schedules, check movie times, listen to music, watch videos, get weather updates, and even monitor energy usage and home security, all from a single, easy-to-use device.” … Leveraging the powerful Intel Moorestown [CPU] platform and built on the proven, reliable OpenPeak platform, the OpenTablet is a ready-to-deploy device that provides plug-and-play ease of installation at an affordable price point. The device is available with either a desktop docking station or handset docking station. “The Intel Moorestown platform will deliver exceptional performance for a range of rich, interactive, Internet-based experiences while dramatically reducing power”, said Pankaj Kedia, director of global ecosystem programs in Intel Corporation’s Ultra Mobility Group. “Based on this next generation Intel platform, the OpenTablet represents a powerful, user friendly and innovative design in the emerging tablet market segment.” Technology

Coming Soon: blog History Study – The 8 Kingdoms of the World (RSS)

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_History_Study_11_8Kingdoms.rss Nimrod, Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, [Revised Rome] Antichrist, Millennial (1,000 year) Kingdom Reign of Jesus Christ – Basic Christian Christian Study

History of the Rosetta Stone (Youtube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efLdL-Y4Evo History of the Rosetta Stone and Israel Archaeology. Randall Niles looks at the importance of Egyptian Hieroglyphics to Biblical Studies. Visit http://www.AllAboutTheJourney.org/isr to read how the history of the Rosetta Stone and other Egyptian artifacts impact the integrity of the Jewish scriptures. Also, go to http://www.RandallNiles.com/videos.htm to watch more videos about the history of the Rosetta Stone and other archaeological treasures related to Israel Archaeology! Christian Videos 2 The Kingdom of Egypt 5 The Kingdom of Greece 7 The Kingdom of Antichrist

Coming Soon: blog History Study – Church History (RSS)

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_History_Study_12_Church_History.rss A.D. 0 – 100 A.D., A.D. 100 – 200 A.D., A.D. 200 – 300 A.D., A.D. 300 – 400 A.D., etc. – Basic Christian Christian Study

The blog Bible Study has concluded the Bible study portion! – Sometime after Holy Week and Resurrection Day (Easter) the study will continue with some ancient history and Church history segments – Thanks to everyone for your participation and especially for your prayers!

http://www.basicchristian.org/blog_biblestudy.html The blog Bible Study concluded fairly quickly – I had looked at the website visitor logs a couple of weeks ago and saw that people were scattered all throughout the study though primarily in the New Testament while the study was blogging O.T. studies at the time and that’s a good thing because the material is designed to be a self-help service but with people so scattered [though many people were current] I decided to move along and if at all possible conclude the study and the study has been concluded. The material is now available as a complete resource for the convenience of anyone who wants to use it. The study really turned into an amazing, fascinating study! I learned a lot during the study and I mostly learned that I need to spend more time reading the Bible and being in prayer, and in fellowship and just in general being in a Christian life. We serve a Great God!!! Thanks to everyone especially for your prayers – the study truly encountered the heights of Heaven and the depths of other things unmentionable and through it all it was the prayers of the Saints in fellowship that gave us a tremendous victory! After Holy Week we will continue with the history portion of the study but in the time before Holy Week it seems like a good opportunity to look at some areas and aspects of the events of Holy Week as we prepare ourselves for Holy Week 2010. Then after Holy Week and some history segments the blog will continue with some basic Topical Bible studies and devotions. — God bless everyone! ~ David Anson Brown – Basic Christian Christian Study

— The Bible study is dedicated in the name of Jesus, Christ, God, Son, and Savior

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ The Bible study is dedicated in the name of Jesus, Christ, God, Son, and Savior. May the Lord Jesus Christ be honored by our devotions, our study and in our fellowship. May all the people be blessed and grow in the grace and knowledge of the love and presence of God our creator and our savior. Amen! – Basic Christian Christian Study

Revelation 22 – The Disciple John is shown the Eternal State of the Saints with the New Jerusalem containing the Eternal Throne of God [Father, Son Jesus (Lamb), Holy Spirit] on earth – The beloved Disciple John closes the great Revelation of the beloved Jesus Christ by sealing (the 8th Seal) it with a promise, this final Seal is an unbreakable promise from Jesus Christ Himself to return quickly, when it is time (opened) and when the 8th Seal is opened Jesus will return according to all of His promises – The Disciple John then prays in agreement with Jesus Christ and requests the return of Jesus Christ – The Disciple John then finalizes all Holy Bible Scripture with a blessing from Jesus Christ to all the beloved Saints in Jesus Christ — ‘Revelation 22:1-6 And he [Angel] shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the Throne of God and of the Lamb [in the New Jerusalem]. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there *the Tree of Life (Genesis 2:9), which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and **the leaves of the tree were for the healing [wellbeing] of the Nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the Throne of God and of the Lamb [Jesus Christ] shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him: And they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. And he said unto me, These sayings are Faithful and True: **and the Lord God of the holy prophets **sent His Angel [messenger] **to shew unto His servants [Christians – Saints] the things which must shortly be done [accomplished].’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ The Bible’s book of Revelation concludes completing the Holy Bible: Revelation 22:7-21 Behold, I [Jesus Christ] come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I [Jesus Christ] come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do His Commandments, that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. I Jesus have sent mine Angel [messenger] to testify unto you these things in the Churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. And the [Holy] Spirit and the Bride [Christian Church] say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the Words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the Holy City, and from the things which are written in this book. He [Jesus Christ] which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 21 – The earth and sky are going to pass away as humanity enters into a new earth and a new sky in the eternal state with God — ‘Revelation 21:1-5 And I saw a new heaven (sky) and a new earth: for the first heaven (sky) and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her Husband. And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the Tabernacle [dwelling] of God [the Father] is with men, and He [the Father] will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God [Jesus] Himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: **for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: **for these Words [being from God] are True and Faithful.’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ The New Jerusalem, the new Holy City on the new earth is revealed and the gates of the Holy City are permanently open inviting all the eternal Saints to freely enter into the eternal city to bring in their glory and honor in worship and praise to God: Revelation 21:6-8 And He [God] said unto me [Disciple John], It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, *the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, ***and he shall be My [adopted] Son. *But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. … Revelation 21:22-27 And [in the New Jerusalem, the new Holy City on earth] I saw no Temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the Temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the Glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. **And the Nations of *them *which *are *saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings [mighty] of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the Nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but [only] they which are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. – Note: There appears to remain a societal structure for mankind (Saints) complete with individual Nations, cities and towns even out into the eternal state. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 20 – Satan is to be incarcerated for the entire 1,000 year Kingdom reign of Jesus Christ on earth — ‘Revelation 20:1-3 And I saw an Angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit (Revelation 9:1) and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, *and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the Nations no more, till the thousand years [Kingdom reign of Jesus Christ on earth, 8th Kingdom] should be fulfilled: and after that he [Satan] must be loosed a little season. – Note: The human elements of Satan’s 7th Kingdom the human Antichrist and the human false prophet have at this point already been sentenced to the eternal lake of fire. Satan is held in chains for the 1,000 years and then he is released for a brief final temptation on mankind.’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Revelation 20:4-15 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God, and *which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; **and they [saints Martyred during the Tribulation period] lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. *But the rest of the dead [all the unsaved] lived [manifested] not again until the thousand years were finished. **This is the first resurrection [the resurrection of the Holy Saints of Jesus Christ]. **Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: **on such the second death [judgment] hath no power, but they shall be [Righteous, Melchizedek] Priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. And when the thousand years are expired, *Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the Nations [the new nations established or re-established during the 1,000 reign of Jesus Christ] which are in the four quarters of the earth, *Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38:1-23), to gather them [sinners from the 1,000 Kingdom] together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed [encircled] the Camp of the Saints about, and the beloved city [Jerusalem]: and fire came down from God out of Heaven, and devoured them. And the devil [Satan] that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. ***And [later the 1,00 years] I saw a Great White Throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the Heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. {Note: during the Great White Throne judgment there is no earth and no sky, and the people being judged are naked disembodied spirits – so apparently if they want to contend with God [and smirk and insult] during their judgment it will be more than a bit awkward for them having no body and even no planet to stand on.} And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the [judgment] books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, **according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead [demons] which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the [spiritual] dead [fallen angels] which were in them: and they were judged every man {human, demon and fallen angel} according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. **This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. – Note: After the Church age and after the Revelation [Martyred Saints, 144,000] Tribulation age there is then the 1,000 year Kingdom age. The testing by Satan after the 1,000 year Kingdom age is only for the people of the 1,000 year Kingdom age. The resurrected Saints are not judged again (Hebrews 9:27) not judged continually. A Saint that was with Moses in the desert and once resurrected that Old Testament Saint is not judged during the Church era and the Church is not judged in the Martyred Saints of Revelation era and only the people physically alive in the 1,000 year Kingdom reign are in a position to receive or reject their eternal salvation. Once a Saint receives resurrection [adoption as a Son of God] then it is eternal and being eternal it is secure. It is not even the remotest possibility [no longer even having a sin nature] that resurrected Christian Saints or resurrected Old Testament Saints could even rebel against God and then hypothetically need to be judged and removed from God’s eternal Kingdom at any given point in time in the Kingdom. Once a Saint [we are born with a sin nature and die with our sin nature but we are resurrected without a sin nature] is in the resurrected Kingdom of God and God being faithful and love God does not ever turn against His own people (and again resurrected Saints will not even have a sin nature) so the eternal Kingdom of God is in all actuality, and in all reality, and for all purposes – eternity – and eternity with God is security and that is eternal. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 19 – The Great eternal Congregation of Saints in Heaven all Worship and Praise God at the same time and in the same place — ‘Revelation 19:1-5 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: For True and Righteous are His judgments: for He hath judged the great [unfaithful] whore, **which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the Throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. And a voice came out of the Throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great.’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ The Lord Jesus Christ begins to take physical possession of the earth to reign and rule on the earth for His Millennial (1,000 year)Kingdom on earth: Revelation 19:6-21 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent [all powerful] reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: *for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife [the Christian Church] hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness [in Jesus Christ] of Saints. And he saith unto me, **Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the Marriage Supper of the Lamb {probably occurring shortly after Revelation 4:1 and before the first Seal is broken}. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. And I fell at his feet to worship him [Angel]. And he [Angel] said unto me, See thou *do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the Testimony of Jesus: ***worship [only] God: **for the Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse [the true conquering King Jesus]; and He [Jesus Christ] that sat upon Him was called Faithful and True, and in *righteousness He doth judge and make war. His eyes were [judgment] as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns [authorities]; and He [also] had a [personal] Name written, **that no man knew, but [only] He himself {this unknown Name is a reference to God’s creation (mankind) being at war with God, even after the cross of Jesus and no man can possibly know the agony of the experience of having to eternally judge mankind that God loves so much}. And He was clothed with a vesture [garment] dipped in [human] blood {we are offered to wear Jesus’ shed blood for our eternal life covering but those who reject it God will shed their blood}: and His Name [Jesus] is called The Word of God. And the armies [various dispensations] which were in Heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword [word of God], that with it He should smite the Nations: and He shall rule [8th Kingdom] them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He hath on His vesture [garment] and on His thigh a Name [we will all know] written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. **And the beast [Antichrist] was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. **These both [two parts of the unholy trinity ] were cast alive [directly] into a lake of fire burning with brimstone [skipping the Great White Throne judgment (Revelation 20:11)]. And the [unholy] remnant were slain with the sword [Word] of Him [Jesus Christ] that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 18 – The sins of Mystery Babylon will result in the plagues of God upon Mystery Babylon — ‘Revelation 18:1-5 And after these things I saw another Angel [messenger] come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with His Glory [Jesus Christ]. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all Nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication [unfaithfulness], and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. **And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins (Genesis 11:4) have reached unto Heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities [intentional sins].’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Mystery Babylon is to be judged and destroyed all in a single day: Revelation 18:6-10 Reward her [Mystery Babylon] even as she rewarded [betrayed] you [humans], and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. *Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. … Revelation 18:20-24 Rejoice over her [Mystery Babylon], thou Heaven, and ye Holy Apostles and Prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. And a mighty Angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down (Jeremiah 51:63), and shall be found no more at all. And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. **And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 17 – The great Mystery Babylon [the hidden invisible unholy spiritual realm] is revealed — ‘Revelation 17:1-2 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me [Disciple John], saying unto me, Come hither [near]; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters [Nations]: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication [unfaithfulness], and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine [spiritual influences] of her fornication.’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ The great Mystery Babylon, the hidden invisible unholy spiritual realm that is so affecting mankind and the earth is to come to an end in a great and final destruction at the judgment of God: Revelation 17:3-18 So he [Angel] carried me [Disciple John] away in the spirit into the wilderness [empty place]: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. **And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the Saints [of all human history], and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration [bewilderment]. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition [eternal damnation]: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains [governments – the kingdoms of the world], on which the woman sitteth. **And there are seven kings [Nimrod (Tower of Babel), Pharaoh Akhenaten (Egypt), Nebuchadnezzar (Babylon), Cyrus (Persia), Alexander the Great (Greece), Julius Caesar (Rome), Antichrist (Satan)]: five [Nimrod, Egypt, ancient Babylon, Persia, Greece] are fallen, and one [Roman Empire] is, and the other [Antichrist] is not yet come; and when he [Antichrist] cometh, he must continue a short space [3 1/2 years, the Ministry of Jesus Christ was 3 1/2 years on earth but the Antichrist his kingdom being so violent (Matthew 24:21-22) might only end up with about 45 days (Daniel 12:11-2)]. And the beast [Antichrist] that was [ruling], and is not [Antichrist is assassinated], even he [antichrist] is the eighth [resurrected, fake demonic contrived resurrection], *and is of the seven [the seventh guy (antichrist) becomes Antichrist, Satan incarnate in Satan’s contrived eternal life, creation, resurrection], and [Antichrist] goeth into perdition [eternal damnation]. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten [region] kings, which have received no kingdom as yet [not until the End Time]; but receive power as kings one hour [for a very short time] with the beast. *These [puppets] have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb [Jesus Christ], and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He [Jesus Christ] is Lord of lords, and King of kings: **and they [Saints] that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful. And he [Angel] saith unto me, *The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, *are peoples, and multitudes, and Nations, and tongues. And the ten horns [global government] which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore [false religious system], and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil His will, **and to agree [willingly – 7 of the 10 give their kingdom willingly to the Antichrist 3 are forced to do so (Daniel 7:8)], and give their kingdom unto the beast [forming the 7th Global Kingdom on earth], **until the Words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great [invisible – spiritual] city [Mystery Babylon], which reigneth over the kings of the earth. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 15-16 – The Martyred Saints of Revelation continue to assemble in Heaven – The 7 Vial (Measured) Judgments, the final judgments of Revelation are revealed — ‘Revelation 15:1-4 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven Angels having the Seven *last plagues [the 7 Measured Bowl judgments]; for in them is filled up the wrath [lit. passion for justice and righteousness] of God. And I saw as it were a Sea of Glass {now} mingled with fire {the earlier view while the Christian Church was present (Revelation 4:6) was without the Tribulation Wrath fire}: and them [Martyred Saints of Revelation] that had gotten the victory over the beast [Antichrist, Satan], and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number [666, a trinity of emptiness] of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they [Martyred Saints of Revelation] sing the (Salvation) Song of Moses (Exodus 15:1-18) the servant of God, and the Song of the Lamb [Jesus Christ], saying, Great and marvellous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and True are Thy ways, Thou King of *Saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy Name? for Thou only art Holy: for all Nations shall come and Worship (give thanks for eternal life) before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest [visible].’ – Note: The Saints of Revelation [Gentiles] coming through the Tribulation Period [with redemption but not yet salvation] have more in common with Moses and the Children of Israel then they do with the Christian Church that possessed Salvation while alive on earth.

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ The 7 Vial Judgments of Revelation are poured out primarily on the Demonic realm however the Demonic realm, the earth and the human realm have all intermingled at this point in time regarding human events: Revelation 16:1-21 And I heard a great voice out of the Temple [in Heaven] saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials [measured bowels] of the Wrath wrath [lit. passion for justice and righteousness] of God upon the earth. And the first [Angel] went, and poured out his vial upon the earth [demonic infestation]; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark [demonic mating] of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea [demonic habitation]; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers [demonic streams] and fountains [demonic teachings] of waters; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun [demonic astrology]; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give Him glory. And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat (earth) [throne] of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, And blasphemed the God of Heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. *And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon [Mystery Babylon], and out of the mouth of the beast [Antichrist], and out of the mouth of the false prophet [the all Satanic unholy trinity – see also: Zechariah 11:8]. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world [7th Kingdom], to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. **Blessed is he [Saints] that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he [Antichrist] gathered them [armies of the world, also the 6th Trumpet judgment] together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air [Satan’s realm (Ephesians 2:2)]; and [after the 7th Vial, then the 6th Seal, an earthquake (Revelation 6:12)] there came a great voice out of the Temple of Heaven, from the Throne, saying, ***It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake (6th Seal), such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the Nations fell: ***and great Babylon [Satanic mystery system] came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. And every island [far away place] fled away, and the mountains [governments] were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail [rocks, stones]; for the plague [stoning of blasphomey (Leviticus 24:16)] thereof was exceeding great. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 14 – The 144,000 Jewish Saints of Jesus Christ — ‘Revelation 14:1-5 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb [Jesus Christ] stood on the Mount Sion (Zion) [Jerusalem], and with Him an hundred forty and four thousand [144,000], having His Father’s Name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from Heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps [praise]: **And they [144,000] sung as it were a New Song before the Throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and [it is a separate and exclusive group] no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed [Jewish] from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. These were redeemed [Jewish] from among men, being the firstfruits [Jewish Salvation] unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the Throne of God.’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ With the Christian Church in Heaven and no longer a direct witness on the earth and the Martyred Saints of Revelation being quickly overcome the holy Angels of Heaven now take on a more open and active role in the events and redemption of mankind: Revelation 14:6-13 And I saw another [holy] Angel fly in the midst of heaven, **having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, **Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and Worship [give thanks for your life to] Him that made [created] heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another [holy] Angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the third [holy] Angel followed them, **saying with a loud voice, If any man worship [ask for eternal life from] the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: **and they have no rest day nor night, **who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. ***Here is the patience of the Saints: here are they that keep the Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17) of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from Heaven saying unto me, Write, **Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and **their works [on earth] do follow them [as rewards in Heaven]. And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. And another [holy] Angel came out of the Temple [in Heaven], crying with a loud voice to Him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time [the great End Time harvest of souls] is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And He [Jesus Christ] that sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. And another [holy] angel came out of the temple which is in Heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another [holy] angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the [holy] Angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without [outside] the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs (Isaiah 63:3, Revelation 19:15). 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

BasicChristian.org: What is the Mark of the Beast 666 – There are at least three aspects to the Mark of the Beast as explained in the Book of Revelation

http://www.basicchristian.org/mark_beast_666.html There are at least three aspects to the Mark of the Beast as explained in the book of Revelation. It is an actual mark or marking and it is also an Image (Icon) a representation of the Antichrist (Satan) himself and it is represented in his personal name of, emptiness, which is referenced by the number 666. 66 Revelation Support Material – blog Bible Study – Basic Christian Christian Study

Revelation 13 – The Beast [Antichrist, Satan], the False Prophet and the 666 [Mystery Babylon, demonic realm] of the Unholy Trinity — ‘Revelation 13:1-4 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast [Antichrist] rise up out of the sea [Nations, people], having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. … And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded [assassinated] to death; and his [fake] deadly wound was healed [fake resurrection]: and all the world wondered after the [apparent eternal life of the] beast [Antichrist]. And they worshipped [gave thanks for their life] the dragon which gave power unto the beast [the fake trinity]: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is [Messiah, Christ] like unto the beast? who is able to make war with [everlasting life] him?’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ The Antichrist Kingdom, the 7th global Kingdom of mankind wages a war against Jesus, against God and against the Saints of God still on the earth: Revelation 13:5-18 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things (Antichrist is the fulfillment of Nimrod the type the mighty hunter of sin, Genesis 10:9) and blasphemies; and power was given unto him [Antichrist] to continue forty and two months {the Antichrist has a 3 1/2 year Kingdom but according to Daniel (Daniel 12:11-2) the Antichrist kingdom [being complete destruction and human death] might last only 45 days}. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His Name, and His Tabernacle [dwelling], **and them [Christians] that [now] dwell in heaven. ***And it was given unto him [Antichrist] to make war with the Saints [Martyred Saints of Revelation], and **to overcome them [the Christian Church is not to be overcome but the Martyred Saints of Revelation will be quickly overcome (Matthew 16:18)]: and power was given him [Antichrist, 7th Kingdom] over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. **And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, [those] whose names are not written in the *Book of Life of the Lamb [Jesus Christ] slain [before the world began] from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He [NWO, 7th Kingdom participant] that leadeth [others] into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword (Galatians 6:7). **Here [during Tribulation] is the patience and the faith of the Saints. And I beheld another beast [false Prophet – of the unholy trinity] coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb [like a Christian], and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly [assignation] wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth (1 Kings 18:24-38) in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should *make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life [lit. spirit, breath – Pneuma, G4151] unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth **all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark [identifier] in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark [identifier], or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six [666]. – Note: The Mark of the Beast is comprised of three components. 1. An image or stature of the Antichrist. 2. A demonic initiation, seemingly a demonic counterfeit spirit to the real ‘born again’ spirit of Jesus Christ. 3. An identifying mark on the hand or forehead readily revealing those who have been initiated [mated, married] into the demonic spirits. As a side note those who do not have the identifier cannot buy or sell [participate in the economy] the actual mark [identifier] itself has nothing to do with buying or selling, the mark is not a unique to each person mark it is not a computer chip (though everyone may already be chipped, it is a separate issue from the mark of the beast and 666) the mark of the beast is the same [identifier] mark for everyone and essentially those who do not have the mark their personal economy [previously implanted computer chip]will be blacklisted and unable to function properly in the existing 7th Kingdom Antichrist economy. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 12 – The Disciple John while in the middle of the Visions of Revelation gives a historical summary of previous events further revealing that the Vision of Revelation as a whole is not in chronological order — ‘Revelation 12:1-5 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman [Nation of Israel] clothed with the sun [in fellowship with God], and the moon under her feet [observing proper spiritual discernment], and upon her head a crown of twelve stars [12 Tribes of Israel]: And she being with Child [Jesus Christ] cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon [Satan], having seven heads [the 7 global Gentile Kingdoms] and ten horns (Daniel 7:7), and seven crowns [king’s crown – Diadema, G1238] upon his heads. And his [Satan’s] tail drew the third part {this is where it is believed that 1/3 of the Angels fell with Satan} of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the Dragon [Satan] stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her Child [Jesus Christ (Matthew 2:16)] as soon as it was born. And she [Nation of Israel] brought forth a man child [Jesus Christ], who was to rule all Nations [8th Kingdom] with a rod of iron: and her child [Jesus Christ] was caught up [Resurrection – Ascension (Acts 1:9)] unto God, and to His Throne.’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ The Disciple John is given an overview of End Time events, not from the Churches’ perspective [the Christian Church has concluded by this time] but from the Nation of Israel’s perspective: Revelation 12:6-17 And the woman [Nation of Israel] fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days [3½ years]. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon [Satan – Lucifer]; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon [Satan] was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth [3rd Woe], and his [Satan’s] angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, **Now is come salvation [on earth], *and strength [Righteousness], 8and the Kingdom of our God, and the power [authority] of His Christ: for the accuser [lit. devil] of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. ***And they [Saints] overcame him [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb, **and by the Word of their testimony; **and they loved not their lives unto the death. *Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. **Woe [3rd Woe] to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, *because he knoweth that he hath but a short time [3½ years]. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman [Nation of Israel] which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time (1), and times (2), and half a time (1/2)[3½ years], from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. **And the earth helped the woman [Israel], and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with ***the remnant of her seed, which keep the Commandments of God, and have [Salvation] the Testimony of Jesus Christ. and the dragon was angry against the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, those keeping the Commands of God, and having the Testimony of Jesus Christ. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 11 – The 3rd Temple in Jerusalem is measured and described – At the time that the Disciple John was writing this in about 95 A.D. the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem had already been destroyed in 70 A.D. by the Legions of forces of Rome — ‘Revelation 11:1-2 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the Angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the Temple of God [3rd Temple], and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the Temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city [Jerusalem] shall they tread under foot forty and two months [3½ years].’ – Note: There are several 3½ year segments in the Tribulation time period however they are not all a part of the same 7 year period. This 42 month period could be well under way before the Rapture then the 3½ years of the Two Witnesses could occur right after the Rapture and at the start of the 7 years of Tribulation. Just keep in mind that there are multiple 3½ year periods with different starting times and different completion times.

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Revelation 11:3-13 And I [God] will give power unto my Two Witnesses [Two Prophets – possibly Moses and Elijah], and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days [1,260 days, 3½ years – 360 days in a Biblical prophetic year], clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth (Zechariah 4;3). And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them [the Two Witnesses], he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city [Jerusalem], which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations *shall see [via global television] their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood [resurrection] upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: **and *the *remnant were affrighted, and **gave glory to the God of heaven. The *second *woe [demonic infestation – demons from the bottomless pit] is past; and, behold, the third woe [Satan himself – Antichrist] cometh quickly. And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign [the 8th Kingdom] for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the Nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. And the Temple of God was opened in Heaven, and there was seen in His Temple the Ark of His Testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail. – Note: The 7th global Kingdom of mankind gives way to the Kingdom of God, the 8th Kingdom, the eternal Righteous Kingdom of Jesus Christ. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 10 – With the Judgments of Revelation becoming accomplished the Mystery and separation between God and mankind is about to come to an end as all the many Holy Prophets have been Prophesying since the beginning of sin and seperation — ‘Revelation 10:5-7 And the Angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by Him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be [separation] time no longer: But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, **the Mystery [unknown separation] of God should be finished, as He hath declared to His servants the prophets.’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Revelation 10:8-11 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book (scroll) which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat [internalize] it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter [digesting the bitter events of Tribulation], but it shall be in thy mouth sweet [tasting the soon reconciliation of Heaven and earth] as honey. And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. **And he [Angel] said unto me, ***Thou must prophesy again before *many peoples, *and Nations, and tongues, and Kings. – Note: The prophecies of the Book of Revelation affect all mankind and are addressed to all mankind. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 8-9 – The 7th Seal is mentioned before the revelation of the 7 Trumpet judgments and the 7 Vial Judgments however it appears that though revealed in separate groups the actual events occur largely in one comingled and continuous group of judgments — ‘Revelation 8:1 And when He [Jesus Christ] had opened the Seventh Seal, there was silence in Heaven about the space of half an hour.’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Revelation 8:2-6 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. … Revelation 9:20-21 And the rest of the men [on earth] which were not killed by these plagues [7 Trumpets] **yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: **Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. – Note: The Tribulation events of Revelation are specifically designed by God to bring as many people as possible into repentance and Salvation though some will not repent a large “innumerable” number of people will repent and receive Salvation and eternity with God. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 7 – The 144,000 Jewish ‘firstfruits’ are sealed as witnesses of Jesus Christ during the Tribulation days – The 144,000 are the first (firstfruits)of Jewish Salvation (Revelation 14:4) – Up until this point in time the Jews have Redemption or became Christians and received Christian Salvation however at this point with the Christian Church era having ended the Jews now begin to receive Salvation as Jews — ‘Revelation 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand [144,000] of all the Tribes of the Children of Israel.’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Revelation 7:9-17 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude [the Tribulation Saints], which no man could number, [Gentiles] of all Nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the Throne, and before the Lamb, **clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, *Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the Throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the Angels stood round about the Throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the Throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest [John did not know who the Martyred Saints of Revelation were – it is a group separate and distinct from the 144,000, separate from the Jews and even separate and distinct from the Christian Church]. And he [Angel] said to me, These are they which came out of Great Tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. **Therefore are they before the Throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His Temple: and He that sitteth on the Throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. – Note: It is substantial that the Disciple and Apostle John [a Christian Church leader] did not know who the Martyred Saints were. John was unable to recognize the group because this is a group of redeemed and saved Gentiles who come to Jesus Christ after the rapture and close of the Christian Church. This group of Saints are clearly separate but closer to God [serving at the Throne of God] and distinct from the Christian Church, the Church seems to be located further out on the glassy sea. If the Martyred Saints were in any way affiliated with the Christian Church the Disciple John would have been able to recognize them. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 6 – The Revelation Judgments of Jesus Christ the 7 Seal Judgments begin – Each Seal is a restraint that has kept the evil of mankind within certain boundaries – What Jesus Christ is doing is breaking each boundary (seal) and removing certain restraints on mankind and allowing mankind to more completely behave the way mankind wants to behave – The 7 Seal judgments are overseen and administered by Jesus Christ – While the 7 Trumpet Judgments are overseen by the Holy Spirit and administered by Angels – While the 7 Vial (measured bowl) judgments are overseen by God the Father and are also administered by Angels — ‘Revelation 6:1 And I saw when the Lamb [Jesus Christ] opened one of the (7) Seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts [Spirit beings] saying, Come and see.’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Revelation 6:2-17 And I saw, and behold [1st seal] a white horse: and he [probably the Antichrist] that sat on him [now unrestrained] had a bow {covenant – false peace treaty}; and a crown [accomplishment – Stephanos, G4735] was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer [over mankind]. And when He had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth {false treaty is proven to be false}, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure [a daily food ration] of wheat for a penny [a full day of labor wages], and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the [abundant] oil and the wine [of the rich]. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and **Hell followed with him [just to die in the Tribulation is not a ticket into heaven – people still have to confess Jesus Christ to enter into Heaven]. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. And when He had opened the fifth seal [Martyred Saints of revelation], I saw under the altar the souls [separate from the Christian Church] of them that were **slain {first 3 ½ years of Tribulation} for **the Word of God, and for the Testimony [Jesus Christ is God] which they held: And they [Martyred Saints] cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, Holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes [righteousness] were given unto every one of them [after their death of martyrdom]; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season {the second 3½ years the Great Tribulation}, until their fellow servants [the other Martyred Saints of revelation] also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal {the 6th seal is probably opened with the 4th Trumpet judgment and 7th Vial (bowl) judgment}, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? – Note: The 7th Seal (Revelations 8:1) is silence in Heaven {and probably on earth} just moments before the conclusion of Heaven and earth becoming reconciled together once again. The 7 Seals, the 7 Trumpets and the 7 Vials all intermingle with one another it isn’t all 7 seals then all 7 Trumpets concluded by the 7 Vials. The Bible explains the three judgments in three groups but parts of the judgments are occurring simultaneously in Heaven and on earth with all three judgments concluding in the same act of restoration and reconciliation of the earth with Heaven. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 5 – The events of the Book of Revelation are going to bring about the final reconciliation between Heaven [Throne of God] and earth the dwelling of mankind — ‘Revelation 5:1-5 And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on the Throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals [restraints – judgments]. And I saw a strong Angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals [restraints] thereof? And no man in heaven [alone], nor in earth [alone], neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I [Disciple John] wept much, because no {one dimensional} man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda (Judah), the Root [descendant] of [King] David, hath prevailed [being from Heaven and overcoming on earth] to open the book [to reconcile and unite Heaven and earth], and to loose the seven seals thereof.’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ With the Christian Church in Heaven the final reconciliation work between Heaven and earth begins to take place both in Heaven and on earth: Revelation 5:6-14 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the Throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain [Jesus being without sin resurrected in His physical body and the Disciple John was given a glimpse of Jesus as He had been slain on the cross], having seven horns [complete power] and seven eyes [complete vision], which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And He [Jesus Christ] came and took the book out of the right hand of Him [Father God] that sat upon the Throne. And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours [prayers of all saints], which are the prayers of saints. **And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof [reconciling and reuniting Heaven and earth]: for thou wast slain [on earth], and hast redeemed ***us [Christians] to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and Nation; And hast ***made us unto our God Kings [rulers] and [Righteous – Melchizedek] Priests: and we shall reign on the earth [during the 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ]. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many Angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was [innumerable] ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, **Worthy is the Lamb [Jesus Christ] that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. **And every creature which is *in Heaven, and *on the earth, *and under the earth [hades], and such [demons] as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever (Romans 14:11). And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and Worshipped Him that liveth for ever and ever. – Note: The important sealed document (scroll)is probably much more than just a common title deed to the earth and whatever it is it was never in the possession of Satan as Satan has never had direct ownership of the earth. Adam and Eve were given ‘dominion’ (Genesis 1:26) over the earth but not inheritance (Matthew 5:5) or ownership. Adam and Eve lost dominion but the ownership of the actual earth has always remained (Psalms 24:1) a sole possession of God in Heaven. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 4 – The Disciple John after writing and documenting the complete Christian Church age the Disciple is ‘called’ into Heaven to be told what will take place after the Christian Church era has concluded on earth — ‘Revelation 4:1-2 After this I [Disciple John] looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet (1 Corinthians 15:51-51) talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter [after the Christian Church age]. And immediately I was in the Spirit [and in Heaven before the Throne of God]: and, behold, a Throne was set in Heaven, and One sat on the Throne.’ – Note: It goes without saying that the interpretation, timing and events of Revelation are highly controversial and therefore all anyone can do is to interpret the Book of Revelation the best they can for their own understanding. – Also Note: It is imperative that mature Christians understand and have a concept of the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ and of the End Time events that precede His 2nd Coming and it is just as important that mature Christians are willing to place fellowship and Church unity over and above personal speculation about the End Times.

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Revelation 4:3-11 And He that sat was to look upon [multi-faceted] like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a [Heavenly] rainbow (earthly rainbow – Genesis 9:13) round about the Throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne were four and twenty (24) seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders [probably the leaders of the 12 Tribes of Israel and the 12 Apostles] sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the Throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. And before the Throne there was ***a sea of glass [where the Saints stand before the Throne of God] like unto crystal: and in the midst of the Throne, and round about the Throne, were four beasts [lit. eternal spiritual beings – Zoon (Zoe), G2226] full of eyes [vision] before and behind. And the first beast [Spirit being] was like a lion {Gospel of Matthew}, and the second beast like a calf {Gospel of Mark}, and the third beast had a face as a man {Gospel of Luke}, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle {Gospel of John}. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy [Father], Holy [Son Jesus], Holy [Spirit], Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to Him that sat on the Throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the Throne, and Worship [give thanks for their life] Him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns [accomplishments from on earth] before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive Glory and Honour and Power: for thou hast created all things, and **for Thy pleasure they are and were created. – Note: The Disciple John was for a brief time taken directly into Heaven and he personally observed and recorded some of the events continually taking place in Heaven around and about the Throne of God. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Sword of the Spirit Podcast – The Seven Letters of Revelation (Mp3s)

http://revelationsradionetwork.com/podcasts/sword-of-the-spirit.html Going through and studying what Christ is saying in His letters to the Church. 66 Revelation Support Material – blog Bible Study

BasicChristian.org: The 7 Church Letters of Revelation from Jesus Christ – The Christian Church is divided into Seven Church groups – Which Church group are You in?

http://www.basicchristian.org/churches.html Like the seven miracles that we went through in the Gospel of John that John himself personally witnessed, Jesus personally spoke to the disciple John and had John write an evaluation of the Christian Church in the book of Revelation. Likewise to critique the entire Christian Church (people) Jesus divided it up into seven churches. Each Church existed in the day that Jesus spoke to John about it and each Church type is still practiced throughout today. Note the book of Revelation and in particular the part about the seven churches is unique because Jesus is asking John to write it for Him. The entire Bible is written by God through man but Revelation makes that point even more evident. So onto the description of the seven churches as critiqued by none other than the resurrected Jesus Himself. … The Parables of Jesus (Matthew 13:1-50) are from the teaching of Jesus during His time on earth. The letters of the Apostle Paul (New Testament) are from a representative of Jesus and finally the 7 letters of Revelation (Revelation 2:1-3:22) are teaching and instruction from the resurrected Jesus, the three teaching groups span three timeframes with the one unique message of Jesus Christ and His eternal Kingdom. 66 Revelation Support Material – blog Bible Study

Revelation 2-3 – The Resurrected Lord and Savior Jesus Christ dictates Seven Letters to His entire Christian Church encompassing both the entire Church body and the entire Church age from the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the beginning of the Christian Church (John 20:22) until the eventual rapture [closure] of the Christian Church — ‘Revelation 2:1-4 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith He [the Resurrected Jesus Christ] that holdeth the [heavens] seven stars in His right hand, who walketh in the midst of [earth] the seven golden candlesticks; I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried [discerned] them which say they are Apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love [lit. Agape].’

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Revelation 3:14-22 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith [Jesus Christ] the Amen, the faithful and True witness, the beginning [lit. first cause] of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to **buy of Me gold tried in the fire [baptism of cleansing fire], that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve [humanity], that thou mayest see [the human condition]. As many as I love [lit. friendship – Phileo, G5368], I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. **Behold, I stand at the door, and knock (Song of Solomon 5:2): if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup [nurish] with him, and he with Me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My Throne [authority], even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His Throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the [Holy] Spirit saith unto the Churches. – Note: The seventh and final Christian Church is considered to be the predominant characteristics of the modern Christian Church of our day and in our era. All of the Seven Letters of Jesus Christ are applicable at all times and at all locations to all Christians however the letter to the Church at Laodicea is considered to be the most relevant to the most Christians in our own current day and age. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Revelation 1 – The Disciple John begins to record for all mankind the Revelation Message given directly to him from the resurrected Jesus Christ — ‘Revelation 1:1-3 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God [the Father] gave unto Him, to shew unto His servants [Church era] things which must shortly [Revelation 22:7] come to pass; and He [Jesus Christ] sent and signified it by his Angel [Messenger] unto His servant John [the Disciple John]: [the same John] Who bare record of the Word of God, and of the Testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all [disciple] things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the Words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.’ – Note: At times some say that Jesus Christ did not have any direct input into the written Bible however Jesus Himself dictates the Book of Revelation to His Disciple John and Revelation seal’s the New Testament and the entire Bible placing Jesus’ seal and approval upon the entire Holy Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

http://basicchristian.info/wordpress/ Revelation 1:9-12 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the Kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the [prison] isle that is called Patmos, for the Word of God, and for the Testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on {Sunday} the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. … Revelation 1:17-20 And when I saw Him [Jesus Christ], I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive [resurrection] for evermore, Amen; **and have the keys of hell and of death. *Write the things which thou hast seen, and *the things which are, *and the things which shall be hereafter; The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars [lights in heaven] are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks [lights on earth] which thou sawest are the seven churches. – Note: The Book of Revelation is not a sealed book as the Book of Daniel was sealed (Daniel 12:4) but the book of revelation was sealed for most of Church history in a sense in that the English version of the Book of Revelation is really the language version that best matches the Book of Revelation and presents the Book of Revelation to the English (1611 KJV) reader like at no other time in history including the Greek and Latin versions of the Book of Revelation that were almost completely ignored, neglected and even in some cases rejected by the historical Christian Church. 66 Revelation – blog Bible Study

Introduction to the Book of Revelation – The Book of Revelation is the most controversial book in the Bible – Revelation has caused major divisions between denominations, churches and families – What makes this book so controversial? {Revelation is about the future and it is about complicated End Time events, events (Acts 1:6-7) that are purposely clouded from humanity even Christians, the very nature of the Book of Revelation requires a certain amount of speculation and with speculation comes controversy} – A promise of blessing is made in the very first chapter of the book to those who read and hear the words of this prophecy – The book has 404 verses, and according to some scholars, [over] half of those verses have an Old Testament reference

http://www.truthnet.org/Christianity/revelation/Introduction/ The Book of Revelation is a letter revealed to man named John [Disciple John], who was on the Island of Patmos, off the coast of Asia Minor. He was persecuted because of his testimony of Jesus Christ. [The Book of Revelation also contains within it the seven letters] The letter was written to seven churches located in the mainland cities of; Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea. What is the meaning of this letter? Should the words be taken literally or are they symbolic? Did the letter concern events just in the day of John or did it include events in the future? Was John, the Apostle John or another John? Does this letter refer to Israel or to the church? These are just a few of the many questions raised by those who have studied this book. — Who wrote the book of Revelation? The early church attributed authorship to the apostle John. Justin Martyr (100-165 A.D.) quotes John the Apostle that Jesus Christ would dwell in Jerusalem one thousand years.[1] Irenaeus (120-200 A.D.) is quoted in every chapter of Revelation. Tertullian (155-220 A.D.) also quotes from almost every chapter of Revelation and attributes John the Apostle as author. Hippolytus (170-235 A.D.) also attributed Revelation to John, he quotes Revelation chapter 17 and 18 a great deal. Clement of Alexandria (150-211 A.D.) and Origen (185-254 A.D.) also attribute John the Apostle as the author of Revelation. Ignatius (30-108 A.D.) writes regarding John the Apostle, And why such facts as the following: Peter was crucified; Paul and James were slain with the sword; John was banished to Patmos; Stephen was stoned to death by the Jews who killed the Lord? But, [in truth,] none of these sufferings were in vain; for the Lord was really crucified by the ungodly. The evidence against John the Apostle being the author is minimal, largely based on grammatical and writing style differences with the John’s Gospel. — When was the book of Revelation written? The other issue regarding Revelation is the date of the book. External tradition places the time of Revelation to the reign of Domitian (A.D. 81-96), brother of Titus, son of Vespation. Clement of Alexandria reports John returned to Ephesus after the death of Domitian, referred to as the “tyrant”. the Apostle John. For when, on the tyrant’s death, he returned to Ephesus from the isle of Patmos, he went away, being invited, to the contiguous territories of the nations, here to appoint bishops, there to set in order whole Churches, there to ordain such as were marked out by the Spirit. 66 Revelation Support Material – blog Bible Study

The current plan for the ‘blog Bible Study’ is to complete the study in 10 segments

http://basicchristian.org/blog_biblestudy.html The current plan for the ‘blog Bible Study’ is to complete the study in 10 segments:

  • 1. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua
  • 2. Matthew, James, Romans, Galatians, Hebrews
  • 3. Judges, Ruth, 1st Samuel, 2nd Samuel, 1st Kings, 2nd Kings
  • 4. Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Nahum {Early period Prophets – Assyrian activity, attack on Jerusalem thwarted}
  • 5. Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Obadiah, Daniel, Ezekiel {Middle period Prophets – destruction of Jerusalem, Solomon’s Temple destroyed and the Babylonian captivity}
  • 6. Luke, Acts, 1st Corinthians, 2nd Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1st Thessalonians, 2nd Thessalonians
  • 7. Mark, 1st Timothy, 2nd Timothy, Titus, Philemon, 1st Peter, 2nd Peter
  • 8. Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations
  • 9. 1st Chronicles, 2nd Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Haggai, Zechariah, Joel, Malachi {Later period Prophets – The return from Babylon, awaiting the coming Messiah}
  • 10. John, 1st John, 2nd John, 3rd John, Jude, Revelation
  • ]]> KJV 1611 Holy Bible – Red Letter Edition {A Free PDF KJV Bible} (PDF)

    http://www.basicchristian.org/HolyBible.pdf The King James Version (KJV) 1611 with the Words of Jesus Formatted in Red is a complete Bible containing both the Old and the New Testaments. Christian Study

    Basic Christian Theology: Answers to Bible Questions (132 Topics)

    http://www.basicchristian.org/Theology.pdf A Complete handy Reference – Study Guide/Tutorial. It covers 132 Christian Subjects and Topics from Adoption – Yahweh in an easy to read and understand format. An extensive resource, unparalleled in convenience and ease of use yet advanced in topic research. – Basic Christian Christian Study

    BlueLetterBible.org: Audio & Video Commentaries – Chuck Missler (Online Audio)

    http://www.blueletterbible.org/audio_video/comm_author.cfm?AuthorID=21 Mr. Missler is the chairman of Koinonia House (K-House), a non-profit organization which is dedicated to the development and distribution of materials for encouraging and facilitating serious study of the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. K-House was founded by Chuck and Nancy Missler, and moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in 1992. K-House now reaches tens of thousands through its monthly newsletter, radio shows, cassette tapes, and conferences. More than eight million study tapes have been distributed in the U.S. and in over 35 countries around the world. Christian Study Christian Mp3’s FREE Christian Videos

    InstaVerse the Bible at your Fingertips – just point your mouse at a verse reference, and the [Bible] text pops up in your preferred translation! – Note: The KJV Bible is free other Bible Versions require a purchase.

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    !!!The Word Bible Study Software – One of the very best Bible study software programs available, commercial or otherwise – Although the price tag for The Word is free, do not be fooled into thinking that its price tag reflects its feature list (software)

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    Bible Study & Prayer – There are few things more important to Christian life than prayer – Prayer is our method of communication with Jesus our Lord and Creator (16 Short Text Studies)

    http://www.spreadinglight.com/biblestudy/prayer/index.html There are few things more important to Christian life than prayer. Prayer is our method of communication with our Lord and Creator. And yet far too few understand prayer or have taken any time to study it. As I prepared this study, I was impressed more and more about how prayer is centered on relationships. Just like in any other relationship, if we don’t communicate, the relationship is strained. When we don’t communicate with God, our relationship with Him is strained. This study is based on Andrew Murray’s classic, “With Christ in the School of Prayer.” Several quotes are taken from there and are noted throughout the text. The studies do not cover every chapter in the book but instead give a highlight of the overall theme Murray writes about. The chapter on the Prayer of Corporate Repentance is my own addition and is not based upon the book. Christian Study

    How to Study the Bible – Start with Prayer!

    http://christianity.about.com/od/biblestudyresources/ss/biblestudy_3.htm Probably one of the most common reasons why Christians don’t study the Bible is based on this complaint, “I just don’t understand it!” Before you start each study session, begin by praying and asking God to open your spiritual understanding. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” (NIV) So, as you pray, realize that the words you are studying are inspired by God. Psalm 119:130 tells us, “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” (NIV). Christian Study

    How to Mark Your Bible – for EFFECTIVE Bible Study! By far the most useful method is [notes and use of] a color scheme {Using different color pens to put categorized () around Bible verses for easier and quicker future references.}

    http://www.biblestudy.org/basicart/how-to-mark-your-bible-for-effective-bible-study.html Underscoring: It is often wise to underscore or underline key words or phrases that you want to stand out in order to find them quickly. I use two colored fine-line pens for my underscoring, black for generally important verses and red for very important verses. Do not overdo this by underlining every time a new thought strikes you or the time will come when you will have more underlined than non-underlined and this can lead to a confusing hodgepodge. … COLOR TOPIC(S) TO REMEMBER COLOR – TOPIC: Light Blue – Prayer – Think of prayers going up into a BLUE sky. Dark Blue – Healing/Sickness – Think of BLUE cross or a dark BLUE wound. Orange – Resurrection – Sons of God RISING (remember: SUNRISE). Red – Sabbath and Holy Days – Stop, Rest, Relax, (Think of a STOP light). Pink – Marriage/Divorce – Think of PINK, fluffy clouds of marriage. Light Green – Millennium/God’s Kingdom – When earth will be GREEN & beautiful. Dark Green – Man’s Mortality – Man’s days are like GRASS – Psalm 103:15. Black/Gray – Satan/Demons (spiritual warfare) – EVIL, Darkness, Blackness. Purple – Promises to Israel and Heirs – Purple color of ROYALTY. Yellow/Gold – Law and Commandments – GOLDEN rule; Law worth more than GOLD. Brown – Repentance/Baptism – Picture AUTUMN LEAVES falling, dying of old self. {Feel free to use any colors in any way, in any combination and also not to use any color codes at all.} Christian Study

    walmart.com: Pigma Micron Pen Set – [Possible Pens for writing notes, marking and underling in Bibles] – See also the Pilot G2 Gel-ink Pens [only in black ink but with blue refills available] for writing notes in a notebook or on a notepad [the G2 pens are excellent for regular writing and notes but they use way too much ink to write in a Bible] {Another option in note taking is to write notes on a computer word program or some type of notes program or even make voice recordings. I’m going to write notes in a ‘composition’ paper notepad and then at a later time I might type them into a computer — though I’ll also put most of my notes – comments [hopefully the better ones] on the RSS new/info feed as well.} (Color Pen Set – $15.88)

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    KJV (Hebrew-Greek) Key Word Study Bible – A Bible Recommendation for Studying Through the Bible along with the C-3000 Mp3s – The Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible is a complete English Bible text for cross-reference study to the original languages from which the Bible was translated (KJV Bible – $29.99)

    http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?event=AFF&p=1008467&item_no=576354 The Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible combines essential tools for Hebrew and Greek with translations that accurately and clear. An easy-to-use style plus the benefits of the Strong’s Dictionary numbering system makes this study Bible one for every student of God’s Word, no matter what age. The Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible is a complete English Bible text for cross-reference study to the original languages from which the Bible was translated. Key Features: Book Introductions – Footnotes on Key Passages – Red Letter Edition – System of Study – Key Words in the English Text Identified by James Strong’s Numbering System – Codes in the New Testament Text Identify Grammatical Structure of Key Greek Words – Notations Explain the Significance of the Grammatical Codes – Hebrew and Greek Word Studies – Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries – Center-column Reference System – Concordance. Christian Study

    NLT Jesus Bible, Softcover – A Bible Recommendation for Studying Through the Bible along with the C-3000 Mp3s {Note: The C-3000 Through the Bible Mp3s are taught from the KJV Bible, since the teachings are KJV some people might want to follow with a different translation. It’s always important to have a KJV in the Bible Study if the teacher is not using a KJV make sure you have one. The NLT (New Living Translation) is a good alternate translation I would defiantly avoid the NIV and NKJV versions. — NLT is available at most bookstores and WalMart.} (NLT Bible – $14.99)

    http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?event=AFF&p=1008467&item_no=55655 The Jesus Bible shows that the real Jesus — as described throughout all of Scripture — is alive today and relevant to everyday life. Through The Jesus Bible, you will meet the Savior and experience his ability to break through all boundaries, all preconceived ideas, and all stereotypes. Special Features: 500 unexpected notes show how we can find Jesus in unexpected situations – 100 Real Expressions devotionals that are tied to Bible characters, and are based on stories from real teens – 600 X-Focus call-outs highlight key Scripture verses and passages that address God’s plan of salvation through Christ – 24 Explicit Answers show key sayings of Jesus spread throughout the Bible – 200 Xtraordinary, But True articles in the OT highlight unusual stories of people and prophets and show their relevance to today – New Living Translation – 9 point text – Two-column layout – Softcover. Christian Study

    Basic Christian – Monthly Memo: Fall 2009: Bible Study, Prayer, Devotions and Fellowship

    http://www.basicchristian.org/update.html Monthly Memo: Fall 2009: Bible Study, Prayer, Devotions and Fellowship – 1. The Basic Christian info/news feed is probably going to transition this fall from the conspiracy, headline news events of the day into a more Bible, Christian doctrine and current Christian seminar-events centered info/news feed. 2. I’m thankful for the patience that everyone had while we covered so many difficult topics in such a short period of time. I always try to maintain a focus that people are looking at the material and I defiantly try to spread the material out not putting too much of a burden on people at any one time. When Basic Christian started as a discussion forum it was basically all interaction all the time but now without a forum the website has little or no interaction though I still keep in mind the interaction of the past forum and do try not to overload everyone. 3. The Summer 2009 links to other websites and particularly to the Podcast Shows have been some of the best links that the Basic Christian website has been able to provide and I’m very grateful to all of the Podcast ministries for providing such a great and challenging time of Christian growth for everyone involved. 4. There are more Mp3s and now Video downloads available via Basic Christian. Some of the material tends towards conspiracy topics and some of it is a bit on the fire and brimstone side and it isn’t necessarily what I would normally provide however these are materials that are increasingly being removed from the internet and becoming harder to locate so they are the files being provided in order to give others an additional chance to obtain them. In other words Hill Song videos are not disappearing from the internet but the conspiracy, hidden news materials and mature preaching topics are harder to locate and obtain so therefore those are the materials that are being provided. — Thanks again to everyone for sticking it out through so much material and through so much unplanned controversy. I personally look forward to spending much more time in Bible study, in personal prayer time, in devotions and in fellowship this fall and into next spring. I’m really looking forward to [Edit: Studying through the Bible in the past it has] changed my life for the better so I’m very much looking forward to spending some daily [Edit: in Bible study, devotions, prayer, fellowship and Christian service]. All the very best! God Bless you, David Anson Brown. – Basic Christian Christian Study

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