Posts tagged ‘Emergent Church Movement’

How To Spot a FALSE PROPHET: Step by Step Guide [UPDATED]

With SEVERAL false prophets abound in today’s world (on Youtube, in mega-churches, on Christian radio, in Christian magazines, in Christian books, on Google webpages, in local churches, on news programs, even right here on WordPress, etc.), how can one know for sure rather or not someone is TRULY of God or not? Though this is not a COMPLETE checklist, it is a good start:

  • Do they ask for money? While not ALL ministries that ask for money are false per say, 99.5% of them ARE! So how can one tell? IF the “ministry in question” does NOT preach about repentance of SIN, Salvation in Jesus Christ ONLY, the REALITIES of hell/the lake of fire, the TRUE history of Christianity since 325AD, bible prophecy of the End Times, the TRUTH about what’s really going on in America today, the TRUTH about what the bible says about homosexuality (as in — it’s an abomination unto God), the TRUTH about the Devil’s lies, the IMPORTANCE of reading the bible (specifically, King James Version), etc., then that’s ministry’s a false ministry and should be avoided at ALL COSTS! [These are the LAST DAYS OF AMERICA, people! We don’t have TIME to be victims of false ministries! Our eternal souls are too precious!] 
  • Do they deny the Holy Trinity of God the Heavenly Father, the Holy Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit?
  • Do they proclaim to speak in tongues, per say?
  • Do they deny The Rapture of the church?
  • Do they live extravagantly? (Example: televangelists that live in mansions, have multiple houses, drive nice cars, etc).
  • Do they try to claim that “God wants us to be RICH” (as in, materialistically/financially rich?)
  • Do they say we no longer have to celebrate The Sabbath? (Specifically, the 7th Day Sabbath?)
  • Do they hold the Ecumenical/Pro-Catholic Church viewpoint?
  • Do they say you no longer need to read the bible?
  • Do they claim “if you send money, God will bless you ABUNDANTLY?” 
  • Do they claim it’s okay to live in fornication outside of marriage?
  • Do they say that homosexual relationships and homosexual marriages are OK in God’s eyes?
  • Do they proclaim that there’s no condemnation for sin?
  • Do they proclaim that sins can be forgiven by those other than Jesus Christ?
  • Do they profess a belief in a “Purgatory?”
  • Do they encourage a *close relationship* with the Catholic Church and its doctrines?
  • **Do they whine at you if you don’t donate money?**
  • Do they claim that God/Jesus Christ is OK with abortion?
  • Do they claim they are OK with the Womens’ Liberation Movement (thus, disregarding the bible passages that proclaim that the mother or the wife is supposed to be in charge of maintaining the house/dwelling place and children?)
  • Do they preach about the importance of forgiveness and then, in the next breath, talk about a recent grudge they have against someone?
  • *****Do they disregard bible prophecy (specifically, bible prophecy of the End Times/Revelation) and claim “it’s no longer important?***** 
  • Do they hold a viewpoint of “once saved, always saved?”
  • Do they call “bible study” OF THE DEVIL?
  • Do they claim that it’s not necessary to pray for forgiveness of sins?
  • Do they teach that EVERYONE and EVERY world religion goes to ETERNAL PARADISE?
  • Do they claim that God likes ALL music?
  • Do they claim that sex before marriage and/or living together before marriage is just fine?
  • Do they try to teach that Jesus doesn’t ever personally appear to people in person or in dreams, in today’s world?
  • Do they claim that Allah and the God of the bible are the SAME GOD (which couldn’t be further from the truth, by the way?)
  • Do they teach REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY (as in that “God is DONE with Israel?”)
  • Do they teach that it’s not necessary to help those who are less fortunate than us/in need?
  • Do they combine New Age teachings WITH Christian teachings (such as Meditation, Reading Tarot Cards/Horoscope/Walking in Labyrinths, etc.)
  • Do they teach that Jesus was not the true Son of God?
  • Do they discount the importance of confession of our sins to Jesus Christ Almighty?
  • Do they proclaim that the PAGAN holidays of Christmas, Easter and Halloween are TRUE CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS?
  • Do they teach that Jesus and Satan were “brothers”?
  • Do they teach that it’s OK to pray to “saints” and/or “angels”?
  • Do they teach that it’s OK to have “idols” or “graven images” placed all throughout your car, work, church and/or home?
  • Do they teach that “the Old Testament NO LONGER APPLIES” and “has no significance in our lives today?”
  • Do they claim that we “NO LONGER NEED TO CELEBRATE THE LORD’S 7 ANNUAL FEASTS, OUTLINED IN LEVITICUS 23”?
  • PLUS MANY, MANY MORE!!!!!

If ANY of these “signs” appear in your “church” (rather a physical church, a TV church or an online church), or “favorite ministry” (rather it be a radio/tv/online/local ministry), don’t walk away, RRRUUUNNN! And never look back! Because if you stay “entrenched” in THAT false church or THAT false ministry, you WILL be deceived, MARK MY WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In fact, driving home from work yesterday, while listening to Bot Radio Network in my car, I heard this broadcast where the announcer was saying: “for just $76 dollars a year, you can feed 2 children 2 warm meals a day for a year. Won’t YOU donate your gift? You can even DOUBLE your gift and double the amount to feed DOUBLE the number of children! Won’t YOU give generously to the children to ensure they have 2 warm meals a day? Won’t YOU donate your gift of $950 dollars?” or something along those lines and I was just THOROUGHLY APPALLED! ;(

For……..WHAT KIND OF PERSON IN THEIR *RIGHT MIND* IS GOING TO TRY TO EMBEZZLE NINE HUNDRED AND *FIFTY* DOLLARS FROM SOMEONE?! Especially in TODAY’S ECONOMY, when there are SO many homeless people out there today [some were even once active military and/or even hold PhD’s!!!!!!] And for some old people out there (who they’re no doubt likely targeting), that’s their ENTIRE PENSION for a few months’ worth!

CLEARLY it’s a SCAM! And it NEVER ceases to amaze me just how many “programs” ASK FOR MONEY for “various reasons” (“they need a radio tower in Cuba”…….REALLY?…….”there’s starving children in _______”…..nevermind that the U.N. ALREADY sends in ton of U.S.-backed aide to these countries…….

“this ministry can’t survive without the **GENEROUS DONATIONS** (generous being a “buzz word”, here) of our listeners”….REALLY?….Never mind that the cost of radio is most likely covered by its advertisers!!!! And when I flipped through the TV a year or so ago and this Messianic Rabbi guy said at the end of the sermon: “if this ministry has blessed you, SEND MONEY”, it just made my BLOOD BOIL! 😦

And though some “evangelists” give a good message about how this world is fallen and how we need to turn to Jesus Christ and have faith in Jesus Christ in our lives, AS SOON as they start ASKING FOR MONEY, it’s almost like their “message” then becomes “deactivated”. For while they were letting the Holy Spirit speak through them DURING their “message” of sin/repentance/salvation, they allowed the Holy Spirit to LEAVE THEM as soon as they started ASKING FOR MONEY! Heck, even asking for money from people, in and of itself, shows a true LACK OF FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY! For all those who TRUST the Lord Jesus KNOW firsthand that HE and HE ALONE will provide for all their financial needs!

JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY IS **NOT** A CASH COW, OKAY FOLKS! Nor should he ever, ever, EVER be made out to be one by today’s Christians……for ANY REASON….I don’t care WHAT reason people try to give. It’s NON-BIBLICAL. For Jesus and his disciples NEVER charged a single coin for people to “hear their message”. They preached onto the poor, the homeless, the maimed, the sick, the blind. And they NEVER charged people money for their “services”. EVER!!!!!!!!!

Now, when people start a ministry, they can go one of either ways. They can go for non-tax exempt, for-profit organization or they can go for tax-exempt, non-profit organization that accepts donations. Sadly, NEITHER of these “ministry set-up models” are BIBLICAL and that’s just what’s so sad about the concept of “ministry” in today’s world. Plus the types of things that they’re teaching people at seminaries these days…..to focus on the “historical” or the “intellectual” aspect of Jesus Christ, instead of on the TRUE nature of Jesus Christ.!

Today’s seminaries in general teach people to preach about Jesus as if he’s a gold coin that they need to “sell” to people, instead of teaching them the necessary tools to preach about Jesus Christ in such a way that the person walks away feeling as though they learned something, feeling as though the Holy Spirit spoke to them through the sermon, feeling as though the Lord Jesus himself spoke to them personally through the sermon and then, going out and CHANGING THEIR WHOLE LIVES AND HEARTS AROUND, as a result OF that very sermon.

That’s the type of preaching that we need here in America, today and throughout the world. And MOST IMPORTANTLY, preachers need to teach about bible prophecy and how it impacts our lives today. [Although I have to admit I myself haven’t even had time to start a Bible Prophecy page yet here on this blog, as I’ve been too busy focusing on the basic things, who Jesus is, what he did, how to get saved & stay saved, etc. So please forgive me, I will start a Bible Prophecy page soon here in the near future…..]

But yet, the “wolves in sheep clothing” are EVER-SO-GOOD for “making you feel bad if you don’t donate”. Guilt trips and manipulation are common amongst these folks. 

However, nonetheless, WHEN it comes to all the wolves in sheep’s clothing, I pray in the name of the Lord that these people will have their eyes opened and that they will soon turn from their ways and turn TO or turn BACK to Jesus Christ before it’s too late & their souls are lost for eternity! I fear for these people’s souls! ;( I can’t sleep at night sometimes, worrying about what’s gonna happen to them, if they don’t repent in the name of Jesus Christ before it’s too late! IF ONLY they knew the true “hell” they were headed for, after they die! I honestly think that they think in their mind that hell isn’t real or that it’s “not going to be too bad”. IF ONLY THEY KNEW THE TRUTH! ;(

Ecumenicalism: “All Paths Lead to One”

It used to be back in the day that certain denominational Christian churches (as an unwritten rule) would strive to set themselves apart from all the rest with a sort’ve “holier than thou” type attitude. The Catholics thought that they were better than the Methodists, the Methodists thought they were better than the Baptists, the Baptists thought they were better than the Lutherans and so on and so forth. It rather seemed that Satan the Devil had successfully divided the Lord’s people into many separate factions. But now, in the year 2014, those days are LONG GONE. We have now entered a new age……..an age that’s all about “tolerance”, “diversity” and “Inter-faith councils” where the subliminal message remains clear: “All Paths Lead to One”.

Quite frankly, it was the “tolerance” and “diversity” movement that sparked a resurgence in the New Age movement (thanks to things such as the Harry Potter series, and movies like Practical Magic, the 6th Sense and The Craft), which THEN went on to spark the “Ecumenical Movement”. Similar to the “Emergent Movement” (which I’ve talked about in a previous post), the Ecumenical Movement is slightly different. Unlike the “Emergent Movement” which strives to bring New Age teachings and philosophies INTO the Christian church (such as meditation, yoga, walking through labyrinths, etc.) the ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT is a movement that is striving to merge ALL Christian churches across the globe into ONE….in other words, it’s a movement to align ALL Christian churches with the Roman Catholic Church which would then create a “One World Universal Religion” with the Roman Catholic Church at its head.

Parts of the book of Daniel in the Old Testament and parts of the book of Revelation in the New Testament BOTH prophecy about a coming ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. And this one world government will also attempt to have a ONE WORLD ECONOMY and ONE WORLD RELIGION. Essentially, the Ecumenical Movement (as well as the Emergent Movement) are BOTH trying to bring about a ONE WORLD RELIGION, where all world religions and ALL Christian denominations become ONE (one with the Catholic Church, that is……..which to me, is even FURTHER evidence that the Roman Catholic Church is likely the Whore of Babylon talked about in the book of Revelation in the New Testament).

The Ecumenical Movement Documentary 

The Emergent Church Movement Documentary

And the following images ILLUSTRATE the Emergent Church and Ecumenical philosophy in greater detail……..

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The “Emergent Church”: Christianity + New Age

There is something SERIOUSLY wrong with the Christian Church today!

Walk into just about ANY Christian Church today and you will see something called “The Emergent Church”; churches that care far more about entertainment, status, money/appearances, New Age philosophies, Roman Catholic mysticism and socializing more than they do about God!

In short, an Emergent Church is one that embraces New Age philosophies and/or watered-down gospel(s) into its teachings. Patrons participate in yoga, walk through labyrinths, etc.

Prayer worship songs have gone from simple to more elaborate. One can oftentimes feel like they’re at a pop/country concert or a “Buddhist sanctuary”, rather than a church worship service.

And I understand if some of today’s young people want to “shake it up a bit” and make the Lord’s music seem more relate-able to today’s younger generation. But when I hear modern-day worship music, (either on the radio or in church), it sounds exactly like SECULAR music to me and so to ME, there’s no clear distinction between secular and non-secular and in so doing, the Lord’s message becomes muffled.

And then there are those  poor souls out there who want to “feel God” at that very moment but what’s that poor person gonna do when their life suddenly gets rough and they don’t “feel God” anymore? Are they then gonna abandon the faith?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0JEODSz2lk [Part 1]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDBoBhIqfwQ [Part 2]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU0ezArq_Vk [DOCUMENTARY ON MODERN-DAY CHURCH PRACTICES]

And I know alot of my posts lately have all been about “exposing this” or “exposing that” but the thing is, I will NOT sugar coat the Lord’s message to fit people’s needs (for that, to ME, would seem like “political correctness” to do so). Many Christians today (especially those of us of the younger generation) want to hear about how great we are, how special we are. We don’t LIKE to hear about things such as sin, hellfire and separation from God. Unfortunately, those things are NECESSARY to disclose and talk about, so that people aren’t lead astray into the Emergent Church movement!

And it’s not JUST “Emergent Churches” having these philosophies! It has ALREADY “seeped into” the mainstream churches!!!!!

The living proof of this was when I had most recently gone into a ELCA church awhile back and the bottom of their worship literature said “glory be to the Roman Catholic Church”. I was horrified! Nearly EVERY single thing Catholics believe/practice goes AGAINST the bible! Therefore, any church that tries to align itself with the Roman Catholic Church is sadly led TOTALLY ASTRAY! And that makes me very sad…….all those poor souls in the Lutheran and Catholic churches today that don’t even REALIZE how totally “lost” they ARE! It makes my soul grieve! ;(

But in a way, I can kind of see how Catholics become easily astray and don’t even know it. They are taught NOT to read the bible and to have the priest(s) “interpret” it FOR them…..and the Lutherans sprung forth out of the Catholics……however, as far as I know, Lutherans ARE taught to read the bible so I’m confused as to WHY Lutherans are wanting to re-align themselves with the Catholic Church? Am I missing something, here? Well, I guess there IS a thing called Ecumenicalism (the “movement” of the modern-day churches re-aligning themselves with the Roman Catholic Church — for whatever reason).

Many bible scholars believe that this atmosphere of “tolerance” and “political correctness” and “New Ageism” and “Ecumenicalism” is what will SET the system of a false one-world religion into motion. [And from the looks of things, it would possibly seem that a one world economy and one world government might not be too far behind, either].

Sadly, the modern-day Christian church has BEEN an “Emerging” church since the time of Constantine! It has just now become more APPARENT, is all. Also: many, MANY people today have this sort’ve “live and let live” attitude. But Jesus said in the bible that we are to EXPOSE DARKNESS! Therefore, LETTING a person sin in peace without warning them of the coming wrath/judgement of God is to akin to being a passive friend of the darkness! Did Jesus idly sit by and let sinners be sinners in the bible? Or did he REBUKE and/or WARN them? Think about it.

Also, many people will try to say that you’re being “judgmental” or “Un-Christian” if you try to warn people about their sin and God’s coming wrath/judgment on mankind…….or they’ll try to say you’re being “over-zealous” about your relationship with Jesus if you want to follow the bible AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE by considering not celebrating in Pagan holidays but celebrating in the Lord’s holidays, instead, etc.

And while it’s true that the Lord Jesus knows the hearts and minds of people (and of whom truly worships him from their heart and whom doesn’t), he also said in Matthew 7: 13-14

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and MANY there be which go in thereat : Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it

If you or someone you know is currently going to an Emergent Church, don’t walk out, RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I pray that ALL souls that read this will leave any and all Emergent churches that they’ve been associated with up until this point, that the Lord Jesus will open up the eyes of Emergent church leaders and show them what the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ is and that NO lost souls will find their way INTO an Emergent church of any kind. Amen.