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Saturday, 15 April 2017

REVELATION TV: HOWARD CONDER'S BUS CAMPAIGN

A DIFFERENT GOSPEL

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:6-9).

Whilst on one level it may seem a good thing that the Words of Jesus are being displayed on London buses, on another level we should have some serious concerns about the false gospel being peddled by Revelation TV.

The general public seeing these biblical quotations on London buses should be informed that a number of genuine Christians have deserted Revelation TV for multiple reasons!

By their own admission Revelation TV have aired "iffy" ministries for financial gain:

Conder: What I initially wanted to do was to give RevTV to the Revelation Foundation charity thinking this was the right and fair thing to do as the viewers are now supporting the channel to such a greater level than ever so we could take off the air many of the paid ministries which we would rather not have had on our channel but for financial reasons we had little other choice at the time.

Conder: "We are not in this for the money believe it or not, we are in this to declare the Word of God and that is without compromise.... " !!!!! {1}

How ironic that on the very same program, RTV aired plagiarist and adulterer John Hagee of blood moon fiasco fame.

Revelation TV airs false Word of Faith (WOF) teachers such as Jesse Duplantis and Joyce Meyer.

WOF is nothing less than witchcraft... It is based on speaking out the thing you want God to do, and then expect it to happen by "faith". In other words, God is obligated to obey the words and wishes of believers. This is a complete distortion of the true gospel of Jesus Christ. As someone once pointed out, it is the theology of morons. WOF is variously known as "the prosperity gospel", "the health and wealth gospel" and "name it and claim it". These WOF teachers are always pleading for money.. they are driven by financial gain. The funny thing is that no one seems to get rich apart from themselves. (1 Timothy 6:10).

Charity investigation opened into Revelation Foundation:

"The inquiry was opened on 8 September 2014.
The charity has objects to advance Christianity in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, and its activities include making and broadcasting Christian television programmes from Spain.
In March 2014 complaints were received from members of the public alleging the charity was being used for private advantage. A subsequent scrutiny of the charity’s accounts by the commission identified regulatory concerns which include potential significant loss of charitable funds, trustee benefits, conflicts of interest and connected party transactions. These concerns are primarily in relation to the production and broadcasting of television programmes from Spain as well as the trustees’ decisions to transfer significant charitable assets and funds from the UK to Spain." {2}

Oddly, there has never been an outcome from this investigation. Nevertheless the reasons for the complaints against the Revelation Foundation stand as a testimony to the dubious ethics of Conder and his associates.

The Conders and the Petties claimed several years ago that they do not receive a salary from Revelation TV.. this is not correct! Howard and Lesley Conder own a private TV company called 21st Century Television Ltd which sells Revelation TV’s airtime. The monies that 21st Century TV receive from the false teachers that Revelation TV airs does NOT appear on the INCOME/EXPENDITURE pie charts presented by Gordon Pettie on their money raising programmes. This is very misleading to viewers who are under the impression that Revelation TV are desperately in need of donations. In 2015, I made a conservative estimate on the assumption that outside ministries purchase air time at the lowest rate (£250 for 28mins = £500 per hour) 60 x £500 = £30,000 per week = £1,560,000 per year.  This money is deceptively hidden from viewers during RTV's money raising appeals!!! Whether this practice is legal or not is not quite the point, it is certainly not open or ethical.

Conder: "The Lord spoke to me very clearly about starting to put the words of Jesus on the buses in London." {3} Conder often gets direct words from God, but problematically, he does seem to be delusional and compares himself with the biblical prophet Elijah. {4} Conder got the ridiculous idea that he was going to be a modern day “Elijah” from a dubious prophecy in 1994 from proven false prophet Jonathan David at an ecumenical meeting!

THE TRUE GOSPEL MESSAGE is repentance for the forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ:

“Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. (Luke 24:46-47).

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1).

God's plan of salvation through Jesus Christ: https://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/gods-plan-of-salvation-through-jesus.html




1 http://www.revelationtv.com/programmes/episode/the-late-show377635 
2 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-charity-investigation-revelation-foundation
3 http://www.revelationtv.com/rnews/entry/howard-conders-bus-campaign-is-giving-political-correctness-in-the-uk-a-run
4 https://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/revelation-tv-howard-conders-delusional.html

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

SEPTEMBER 23RD 2017: THE GREAT SIGN OR ANOTHER GIMMICK?

According to some, September the 23rd will prophetically fulfil Revelation 12 and Micah 5:2-3.

The Theory:

On September 23, 2017 the sun will be in the zodiac constellation Virgo—“a woman clothed with the sun”.  The moon will be at the feet of Virgo—“with the moon under her feet”.  The ‘nine’ stars of the zodiac constellation Leo, plus three planets (Mercury, Venus, and Mars), will be at the head of Virgo—“on her head a crown of twelve stars”.  The planet Jupiter will be in the centre of Virgo, and as the weeks pass after September 23 Jupiter will exit Virgo to the east, past her feet, so to speak—“She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she laboured to give birth”.  Jupiter is the largest of the planets, the “king” of the planets, so to speak—“She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod”. 

1And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. 3And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. 4His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. 5She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, 6and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days. (Revelation 12:1-6).

It is unanimous amongst bible scholars that the woman clothed with the sun is Israel (cf. Genesis 37:9). Although this passage in Revelation contains some eschatological implications, this prophecy was fulfilled with the birth of Jesus Christ.

I would agree that astronomical signs in the heavens reflect events on the earth, as the star of Bethlehem demonstrates when Jesus Christ was born. However, the scriptures are always our first priority. THE GREAT SIGN in the heavens, i.e. the star of Bethlehem, was an unmistakable presence for an enduring period of time. The so called September 23rd sign is much more uncertain with manufactured evidence.

According to Joel Richardson: "The pregnancy situation isn’t even legitimate. I went through the Stellarium software. Jupiter enters Virgo around November 2016, but then it leaves Virgo this year in May for about two months. It then re-enters Virgo in July and finally leaves Virgo in late August. On September 23, the magic date, Jupiter is already long out of Virgo’s womb and the sun has not even clothed Virgo yet. This is a manufactured sign. I’m sad folks are so quick to believe it without doing their homework."  https://joelstrumpet.com/the-underground-episode-64-what-is-the-sign-of-september-23-2017/

I am no astronomer, but Joel Richardson does appear to be correct in his assessment of this so called "prophecy". During 2017, Jupiter appears to move to and fro, travelling in and out of the constellation of Virgo (the virgin) as below:





The cycle of Jupiter’s orbit is a little under twelve years. Jupiter is therefore in Virgo with the sun present and the moon at her feet once every eleven or twelve years. This does not make it a "unique event in human history” or “once in 7000 years" as many of these "prophecy experts" are claiming. The crown of twelve “stars” comprise three planets, Mercury, Mars and Venus and nine stars of Leo. Problematically there are frequently more than nine stars depicted in Leo. Furthermore, as Joel Richardson points out, the sun does not clothe the woman on September 23rd. The gestation period of humans lasts 40 weeks, or 9.2 months, but those promoting this prophecy tell us that after 9.5 months, Jupiter exits out of the womb of Virgo. In different circumstances, I would normally not split hairs over a few days, but prophecy is usually very precise, as per the book of Daniel (1,200 days etc.) Would God be a few days out?








There are also those who have speculated that this alleged "sign" transpires during the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of “the woman clothed in the sun” Our Lady at Fatima in 1917.

As Dave MacPherson has recently pointed out, critically, this latest attempt at date setting destroys the pre-trib doctrine of imminence. {1}

In short, this theory is absolutely full of errors and assumptions and should be disregarded.

{1} https://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/ready-for-rapture-astrology-by-dave.html

Sunday, 9 April 2017

READY FOR RAPTURE ASTROLOGY? By Dave MacPherson

     The date-setting pretrib rapture merchandisers are back - and this time the desperate diehards are armed with occultic astrology symbols as well as Bible symbols!
     They claim that their pretrib rapture will occur on Sep. 23, 2017! I wonder if they've forgotten that date-setting necessarily cancels out their foundational principle of any-moment imminence.
     To see how the symbolism-crazy pretribs explain their latest date-setting, Google "Sep. 23, 2017 Rapture" and, if you live long enough, check out all of the "4,270,000 results"!
     Briefly, their claim rests on Rev. 12 and they focus on the woman "clothed with the sun" and tie her to the zodiac woman known as "Virgo" and also see their pretrib rapture in the symbol of the "man child" that is "caught up unto God" (vs. 5) - an event occurring before the great tribulation which they see in verses 13-16.
     My 1998 book "The Three R's" has a chapter revealing early pretrib rapturists who realized that their new fly-away view needed a boost in order to counter opposition coming from many others.
     The answer that dropped out of the sky was the creation of a "Christian" zodiac which arbitrarily began with Virgo (The Virgin) and ended with Leo (The Lion) - a zodiac covering Christ's life from His birth to His return as the lion-like Judge (Rev. 5:5).
     You can't believe which zodiac constellation (appearing shortly before Leo) was the "pretrib rapture" symbol. Keep reading.
     The "Christian"zodiac can be traced back to a Miss Frances Rolleston of Keswick in northern England. Key pretrib promoters in this zodiac chain, stretching from Rolleston down to today's soothsayers like Hal Lindsey, include Joseph Seiss (American) who was plagiarized by E. W. Bullinger (British) who was plagiarized by Lindsey (American). The side-by-side quotes in the same book of mine clearly prove all of the plagiarism.
     By the way, when Bullinger looked at Ursa Minor (under Cancer), Bullinger could see "pretrib rapture" written all over it! (Now you know.)
     The same zodiac arbitrarily tied together Virgo and Leo because, as Bullinger and others asserted, the Great Sphinx in Egypt was the only thing that could bind together "the two ends of this circle of the heavens" - everyone then assuming that the Sphinx has the head of a woman and the body of a lion and also noting the "astrological significance" in the nearby Great Pyramid!
     Lindsey plagiarized Bullinger on pp. 123-24 in "The Late Great Planet Earth," evidently unaware that Bullinger's Sphinx research was occultic nonsense, and also unaware that today's encyclopedias state that the famous Sphinx has the head of a man - a pharaoh!
     Today's rapture astrologers are not the only ones who've seen a pretrib rapture in Rev. 12:5. Many still don't know that John Darby, the so-called "father" of pretrib dispensationalism, rested his first clear teaching of pretrib on this verse for at least 30 years beginning in 1839. What's shocking is that we have solid evidence that Darby merely plagiarized Edward Irving who'd been using the same Rev. 12 symbol for the same purpose in his journal in 1831 - eight years before Darby quietly copied him - and Darby admitted in print that he had long been a reader of Irving's journal and that he had been in Irving's church to hear him preach. We also know that Darby wasn't first on any crucial aspect of dispensationalism and that Irving and his followers preceded Darby on every detail of that system!
     For more on these two preachers Google "Edward Irving vs. John Darby" and "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty."
     Remember:  the entire occultic 2017 "Rapture in Rev. 12" craze is built on the 187-year-old pretrib rapture fantasy which was never part of any Christian theology or organized church before 1830! (Google "Famous Rapture Watchers" to find out which rapture view was the original one.)
     True, today's occultic rapturists do love the Bible. They love it so much they want to fulfill the prediction that in the end times many will come in Christ's name and will deceive many!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Prof. Wm L. Craig Leaves Tim LaHaye Behind! by Dave MacPherson

Question: What happens when an elephant meets a mouse?

Answer: The same thing when an eminent Christian scholar meets "Left Behind" confidence man Tim LaHaye.

The elephant, Dr. William Lane Craig (leading Christian apologist and Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology), caused a tribulational tsunami last fall when he declared that LaHaye's "Left Behind" theology (which rests on a pretrib rapture) is "not biblical"!

Craig stated this in an August 5, 2015 Charisma News" article titled "Despite Popular Theology, Apologist Says Rapture Movies Are Not Biblical."  He wrote: "The rapture was made up by someone in the 1800s, and the story caught on among some groups who still believe it today. The simple truth is that it is not biblical, nor was it ever the historic position of the Christian church."

Craig added that "Many people have never known any other view than the rapture...[and have] never thought to examine or question its biblical credentials."  Building his case against pretrib theology, Craig said that pretrib has succeeded not because of evidence in the Bible but because it's been promoted by the Scofield Reference Bible and schools like Dallas Seminary - and of course by "Left Behind" books and films and even by a recently launched HBO program.

Well, after the Talbot research professor shot his cannonball across LaHaye's bow, you can imagine how quickly LaHaye stirred up from his rapture repose at his swanky Rancho Mirage home in the Southern California desert.

Six days later "Charisma News" ran LaHaye's response in a piece titled " 'Left Behind' Author Tim LaHaye Fires Back at Anti-Rapture Apologist."

LaHaye ignored Craig's thrust and regurgitated the usual pretrib arguments. He then maliciously and dangerously (see Matt. 5:22) tried to repeat the pretrib non-argument which asserts that those rejecting pretrib may not even be saved!!

LaHaye stated: "The good news for even a-Millennialists like Craig is if they believe in and have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior from sin, they will go up in the rapture with the rest of us."

At the end of his below-the-belt riposte, LaHaye twisted the knife even more when he audaciously added: "I certainly hope those who chose to disbelieve in the rapture will meet Jesus' qualifications for salvation, that way during the rapture we can discuss it in more detail."

When LaHaye's 1992 book "No Fear of the Storm" (which has a chapter entitled "MacPherson's Vendetta") reproduced Margaret Macdonald's 1830 pretrib revelation account, he carelessly left behind a total of 49 words, the same 49 words that would-be scholar Thomas Ice had left out in the same places in her account when he had reproduced it three years earlier!

(It was apparent that LaHaye had merely copied Ice's errors-filled reproduction instead of researching original sources. If Dr. Craig, an apologist who has debated famous antagonists including the late Christopher Hitchens, had left behind even one word when reproducing Macdonald's short handwritten account of her "discovery," I'm sure he would have been greatly embarrassed!)

What's really fascinating is that Prof. Craig is associated with a school that is part of Biola University and that back in 1953 I was kicked out of Biola (when it was only a Bible institute in downtown Los Angeles) for giving copies of my father's 1944 posttrib book "Triumph Through Tribulation" to some students and profs on that campus.

How times have changed!

Meanwhile LaHaye is still making LaHay while LaSun shines in Rancho Mirage - a name that fits in with a rapture that's truly a mirage in the real world the rest of us live in!

Monday, 3 April 2017

Open Letter to Todd Strandberg by Dave MacPherson

Sergeant Strandberg (of "Rapture Ready" fame):
 
     It has come to my attention here at this Air Force base that you, as a supply sergeant, have been accepting items of inferior and even dangerous quality!
     Now, it's true that your actions are far from deserving a court-martial. But let me remind you, Sergeant, that your reputation is in jeopardy, and if you don't improve the quality of the items you distribute, the Commander-in-Chief who's over both of us may have some words with you one of these days!
     Sergeant, now where in the world did you get some of those substandard items that are in your "Margaret MacDonald Who?" article that's in the "Pretribulation Rapture" section of your "Rapture Ready" website?
     You maintain that I "have never been able to prove that Darby ever heard of MacDonald or her vision."
     FACTS: In John Darby's book The Irrationalism of Infidelity (1853), pp. 283-5, he described in great detail his visit with her in her home in Scotland in mid-1830 and even talked about her endtime outlook and the Scriptural texts she used for support! (All this is in my book The Incredible Cover-up.)
     Then you claim that Darby's pretrib view was derived from "the distinction between Israel and the church."
     FACTS: Darby's first clear pretrib teaching, in his "Notes on the Revelation" (1839), p. 206, was based on only the symbol (!) of the man child "caught up" in Rev. 12:5----and this was his pretrib basis for 30 years (from the 1830's to the 1860's)! Interestingly, this symbol was Edward Irving's pretrib basis in his "Interpretation of the Old-Testament Prophecies quoted in the New" (The Morning Watch, June, 1831, p. 301)----a full eight years before Darby plagiarized Irving's idea!
     You then assert that Darby discovered the pretrib rapture concept in 1827.
     FACTS: Darby himself wrote in his "Short but serious Examination of...'Daniel the Prophet'" (1850), p. 67, that he came to "understand" pretrib in 1830 and not 1827----an understanding that came to him only after the Irvingite journal The Morning Watch (which he regularly read) began to clearly teach pretrib in its Sep., 1830 issue (which saw "Philadelphia" raptured, in a partial rapture scheme, before "the great tribulation," pp. 510, 514!).
     And you foolishly declare that Margaret Macdonald (it was spelled this way) couldn't have been a pretrib because she taught that the "Church" will be persecuted by the Antichrist. Google "Margaret Macdonald's Rapture Chart," "Margaret Macdonald's Main Point," and "GFM's DVD Survives Paul Wilkinson's Attack."
     FACTS: For more than 30 years I've emphasized, in my books and articles and while guesting on worldwide talk shows, that the Irvingites, as well as Margaret, taught pretrib before Darby did.
     My critics, wishing to divert attention away from unmistakably clear pretrib teaching by Irvingites, have focused instead on uneducated Margaret and her brief and somewhat unclear revelation account. They also know that she held to partial rapturism which sees PART of the "church" taken in a pretrib rapture and the REST of the "church" enduring the trib. By covering up her pretrib rapture ("one taken and the other left" before "THE WICKED" is "revealed") and emphasizing her posttrib-flavored statements like "The trial of the Church is from Antichrist," they can hopefully discredit her as the originator and give that honor to someone else who seems to have a better reputation! Incidentally, all partial rapturists including Pember and Govett have always described the ones "left behind" as the "Church" (the way Margaret talked) and even John Walvoord's books classify partial rapturists as "pretribulationists"!
     Since some of the emotional and spiritual cripples (with potty mouths) on your Rapture Ready message board have gotten the impression from someone with little conscience (I wonder who!) that I am a heretical (and even Satanic) liar that no one should ever listen to, I am forced to tell you that since the early 1970's my books on pretrib history have been publicly endorsed by a galaxy of leading evangelical theologians as well as church history experts----scholars from George Ladd, Merrill Tenney, and F. F. Bruce to Robert Gundry and Walter Martin along with the late F. Nigel Lee who had nine earned doctorates! Google "Scholars Weigh My Research" for other endorsements.  
     Finally, Sergeant, in order to shore up your collapsing pillar of pretrib sand, you seem to enjoy dropping names like Thomas Ice, Pseudo-Ephraem, Morgan Edwards, and Manuel Lacunza.
     FACTS: Whenever I see a photo of Ice, I'm reminded that your site considers him the "heavy" artillery who constantly shoots off his mouth about the "pretrib" outlook of the last three names. I wonder, Sergeant, what your fans will think when they discover my "Deceiving and Being Deceived" article (on many sites) which exposes the plagiarism, document revisionism, phony "Dr." degrees, cover-up and other pretrib dishonesty, and which also proves that Pseudo-Ephraem, Edwards, and Lacunza all had the historical habit of blending together the rapture and the final advent! (Google "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty," "Pretrib Rapture Pride," "Walvoord Melts Ice," "Grant Jeffrey's Apocalypse Debacle," "Pseudo-Ephraem Taught Pretrib - Not," "Morgan Edwards' Rapture View," "The Real Manuel Lacunza," and see the DVD "Left Behind or Led Astray?" (You Tube).
     Sergeant, since you are dedicated to the Commander-in-Chief and His love of truth and want His promotion, I expect you to wipe that grin off your face and clean up your site! And don't overlook "The Rapture Index (Mad Theology)" on Google!
 
     Rapturously,
    
     "Colonel" Dave MacPherson

Sunday, 2 April 2017

WHAT PRE-TRIBS DON'T SAY! By Dave MacPherson

Noisy pretribs can sure be quiet when they want to sell another book or video.
     Take the famous "rapture" passages in I Thess. 4-5 and I Cor. 15.
     Pretribs endlessly see an "any-moment rapture" in I Thess. 4 and paint it in glowing pretrib colors. But the same Paul in the same book ties together the "times and seasons" (5:1) of the rapture (4:17) with the "sudden destruction" (5:3) part of the (posttrib) "day of the Lord" (5:2) - which doesn't have even a hint of pretrib coloring!
     (The "day of the Lord" is posttrib because the posttrib sun/moon darkening happens BEFORE that "day" - see Joel 2:31 and Acts 2:20.)
     And can you guess what's in the rapturous I Cor. 15 that pretrib teachers love to cover up? They screech to a stop at "twinkling of an eye" and "last trump" and then omit telling that what is "changed" (vss. 51-2) is tied to the end of death (vs. 54). (Trib death ends when the posttrib arrival of the Victor over death ends trib death!)
     Ready for more? Look at Acts 2:34-35, Acts 3:21, and II Thess.1:6-10. Christ stays in heaven UNTIL it's time to come to earth to destroy His wicked foes and restore "all things" and give "rest" to His followers!
     If pretribism can easily skip over Scripture, wait till you see how they cover up their own history which was never a part of Christian theology or any organized church before 1830!
     Throughout most of the 1900s, leading Christian scholars assumed - while influenced by those who were repeating and not researching - that John Darby of the Brethren had fathered the pretrib rapture view in the 1830s. No scholar had ever found any clear public teaching of pretrib in the centuries preceding Darby. Even the late Dr. John Walvoord, the longtime No. 1 pretrib authority and head of Dallas Theological Seminary, had stated in his book "The Rapture Question" that Darby (who admitted in print that pretrib was then a totally "new" doctrine!) had been one of the "early pretribulationists"!
     My books, from the 1970s to the present time, have provided long forgotten and newly uncovered evidence (endorsed by many eminent scholars) that Darby furtively plagiarized British pastor Edward Irving and his followers, all of whom had credited a young Scottish woman with the initial pretrib "spark"!
     Trying to distance themselves from the scandals associated with the earliest pretrib developers and promoters of the 1830s, today's pretrib defenders have been desperately trying to find anyone before 1830 who seemed to have at least a hint of pretrib in their writings. Today's desperados can even "find" pretrib in Old Testament passages that tell about folks merely "escaping" trouble, or "find" pretrib in folks being raptured before an endtime "conflagration" in an obvious posttrib setting!
     Two historical figures of the past that present-day pretrib promoters have tried to put revisionist pretrib make-up on are Pseudo-Ephraem (8th cent. ?) and Rev. Morgan Edwards (whose quoted sermon is dated 1788).
     To see the hatchet job on Pseudo-Ephraem, Google "Pseudo-Ephraem Taught Pretrib - Not" and "Chuck Missler - Copyist" (and catch deceitful censors at work).
     For the complete skinny on Morgan Edwards, Google "Morgan Edwards' Rapture View" (and find out what Thomas Ice etc. knew they couldn't hide forever).
     For $15.00 and a smile you can get my 300-page book "The Rapture Plot" (the most accurate and detailed book on pretribism's sordid history). If you have just a smile, you can borrow it via inter-library loan at any library. Contrary to what pretribs say, the rapture is NOT so imminent that you don't have time to find and order my "Plot" book on the net!

Friday, 31 March 2017

LEICESTER@THECROSS FRIDAY APRIL 14TH 2017

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. (2 Peter 2:1).

John McGinley: "As we approach Good Friday and Easter I sense God reminding me of the cost he paid in order to remove the dividing wall of our sin and make a way for us to come back to him- Jesus’ willingness to leave heaven and take on our humanity.  The fact that he continually chose to agree with the Father’s will and to walk towards the cross when he could have avoided it at any time. The pain of the cross which culminated in the Father and the Son being spiritually separated for the first time and Jesus anguished cry ‘why have you forsaken me’ , and then the pouring out of the Holy Spirit to live within me so I can know God and he will never leave me.  It provokes so many responses in me- wonder and praise at this underserved amazing grace, a desire to live for God’s glory, and a sadness at the poverty of my response and my sin." 
http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=75a2283271baa87ec1f9bd922&id=261ea2bb62

I can find nothing above that I would disagree with, and yet Holy Trinity Church in Leicester are an ecumenical Anglican Church promoting Mike Breen's spiritually lethal 3DM "mission shaped" model. 3DM aka 3dmovements now appears to have morphed into Missional Communities UK...  this organisation is currently promoting 3DM ideas and material. North Heights Lutheran Church in Minnesota is a glaring example of a church quite literally torn apart by 3DM.

Holy Trinity are using the prayer tools they have received from the infamous Bethel Church in California and their SOZO ministry.

The New Wine Training Centre in Leicester operates from Holy Trinity. New Wine is a group of churches operating within the United Kingdom. It was established in 1989 as a Christian festival run by Anglicans David Pytches and Barry Kissell. These men claimed to be inspired by false prophet/teacher John Wimber, founder of the Vineyard Movement.

It is what John McGinley does not say about his beliefs and practices that merits the attention of true followers of Jesus Christ.

Please see the links at the bottom of this post.

The Bible is unequivocal: JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY TO THE FATHER:

1“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4And you know the way to where I am going.” 5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” 8Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves. (John 14:1-11).

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. 7So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. 11I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.” 19There was again a division among the Jews because of these words. 20Many of them said, “He has a demon, and is insane; why listen to him?” 21Others said, “These are not the words of one who is oppressed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?” I and the Father Are One 22At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, 26but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. 27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father, who has given them to me,a is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30I and the Father are one.” 31The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. 32Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” 33The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” 34Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 35If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— 36do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 38but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” 39Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands. 40He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained. 41And many came to him. And they said, “John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.” 42And many believed in him there. (John 10:1-42)

John 1:4
In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.

John 1:14

The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:17

For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

John 11:25

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies.

Romans 5:2

....through whom we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

Ephesians 2:18

For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Hebrews 9:8

By this arrangement the Holy Spirit was showing that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing.

Hebrews 10:20

.....by the new and living way opened for us through the curtain of His body,

LINKS:

North Heights Lutheran Church Removes 3DM
http://www.nhlc.org/filerequest/36785

Mindy Bak North Heights Lutheran Church ArdenHhills MN: The Toxic Aftermath of Mike Breen 3DM
https://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/mindy-bak-north-heights-lutheran-church.html

Mike Breen and Building a Discipling Culture: A Dissent
http://www.schooleyfiles.com/2013/11/mike-breen-and-building-discipling.html

Mike Breen: 3DM Lifeshapes and Monasticism are Doctrines of Demons
https://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/mike-breen-3dm-lifeshapes-and.html

A Warning: The Pitfalls of 3DM and Mike Breen by Jeff Dyrud
https://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/a-warning-of-pitfalls-of-3dm-and-mike.html


3DM Warning Part TWO
http://bobhighlands.faith/2016/02/14/3dm-warning-part-two/

Bill Johnson's SOZO Poison: Occult Practices at Holy Trinity Church in Leicester.

New Wine Deception: Holy Trinity Church Leicester and Leicester City Vineyard Church

Thursday, 30 March 2017

NONSENSE UPON NONSENSE, LIE UPON LIE! JACOB PRASCH

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. (John 4:24).

IS THE STAR OF DAVID AN OCCULT SIGN?  

Jacob Prasch: “Nonsense upon nonsense, lie upon lie. The two (types of) people who propagate this the most are either conspiracy theorists or (the) ignorant, or anti-Semites. The star of David is not even a star, it is called Magen David, it is the shield of David. It represents divine protection, a configuration of the battle shield referred to in the book of Isaiah and adopted in its Roman variant in Ephesians 6..... Later Rabbinic interpretations..... explain it as the configuration in the book of Numbers and Exodus of the tribes of Israel organised around the Holy Ark when they camped, each space and each triangle being one, and there being a total of six. That is how they look at it, they don’t see it as a star. Secondly, a symbol of witchcraft and sometimes Wicca is a five pointed star called the pentagram. To this day, witches use it, covens use it, but you will also see it on cartoons or you will see it on commercial advertisements. Those people are not using it deliberately as a demonic symbol. That is absolute nonsense.... "

The opening remarks are typical of Prasch's ungodly diversionary tactic of disparaging anyone who challenges him scripturally. I am not a conspiracy theorist, ignorant, or anti-Semitic, and I will debunk Prasch’s arguments point by point:

* Prasch's claim that anyone who is Jewish or who knows the Hebrew language identifies the star of David as a shield is incorrect. Magen David does actually translate shield of David, but it is accepted by many rabbis as both a star and a shield. The shield of David is purely fictitious, but if it had existed, the supposed shield of David would have been circular, in other words, it would have consisted of a star within a circle, therefore both interpretations are valid.  

* Prasch forgot to specify the verse in Isaiah that refers to the “shield of David".  Perhaps that is because no such verse exists! There is no specific reference to the shield of David in the book of Isaiah or anywhere else in the scriptures. The Jewish Encyclopedia: "Never in the Tanakh does it reference HaMelekh David having such a shield." {1} Ephesians 6 is New Testament: ..take up the shield of faith. (Ephesians 6:6). This verse does not tie in with Magen David at all, this is simply more of Prasch's eisegesis. The official explanation for the symbol is entirely secular: “When Theodor Herzl looked for a symbol for the new Zionist movement, he chose the Star of David because it was so well known and also because it had no religious associations.” [2]

The Jewish Encycopedia:The Jewish view of God, which permitted no images of Him, was and still is opposed to the acceptance of any symbols, and neither the Bible nor the Talmud recognizes their existence. It is noteworthy, moreover, that the shield of David is not mentioned in rabbinical literature. The "Magen Dawid," therefore, probably did not originate within Rabbinism, the official and dominant Judaism for more than 2,000 years.”
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* Since there is absolutely no support for the shield of David either in the scriptures or in early rabbinic literature, Prasch is forced to base his argument upon obscure “later Rabbinic interpretations” which he cannot legitimise and fails to cite. He is clutching at straws.

The Jewish Virtual Library: “Scholars such as Franz Rosenzweig have attributed deep theological significance to the symbol. For example, some note that the top triangle strives upward, toward G-d, while the lower triangle strives downward, toward the real world. Some note that the intertwining makes the triangles inseparable, like the Jewish people. Some say that the three sides represent the three types of Jews: Kohanim Levites and Israel. While these theories are theologically interesting, they have little basis in historical fact.” {3}

* Prasch: "What a symbol means in one time and in one culture, does not mean it has the same meaning in another time or another culture."  hmmm - this certainly does not apply to Magen David. The hexagram star is the star of rephaim/repham/remphan and has particular evil connotations in both the Old and the New Testaments. Remphan has links with Moloch, a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice. Stephen condemned the practices associated with "Moloch and the star of your god Rephan" shortly before he was stoned (Acts 7:43; Amos 5:26). This particular star god is known both as Rephan and Kalwan (Hebrew Chiun).  ".....we can infer that this star of Remphan may well be the Seal of Solomon. In Qabbalistical magical texts attributed -- either rightly or wrongly -- to King Solomon, we see that both of these symbols, the pentagram and hexagram, when incased in a circle, are used to conjure spirits and called, respectively, the 'Pentacle of Solomon' or the 'Hexagram of Solomon'." {4} 

The "Seal of Solomon" was adopted by Mayer Amshel Bauer who changed his name to Mayer Amschel Rothschild (red shield) when he adopted the symbol of the hexagram around 1763.

When the Flag of Israel was adopted on October 28, 1948, five months after the establishment of the State of Israel, it met with tremendous opposition from many Jews who were aware of its historical connection with the mystery religions as the symbol of Moloch. This necessitated significant revisionist propaganda in order to transform it into an acceptable Jewish symbol. 

More information about the star of David can be found on my previous post:
Prasch goes on digging an even bigger hole by referring to Procter and Gamble (P&G) and the controversy surrounding their former logo. Actually the problem concerned rather more than the thirteen stars on the P&G logo if I remember correctly! Below is a quick résumé of the rumours of Satanism that have caused P&G a number of problems over the years. Below are the main P&G details that are available on the web: 

“The President of Procter & gamble appeared on the Phil Donahue Show on March 1, 1994. He announced that due to the openness of our society, he was coming out of the closet about his association with the church of Satan. He stated that a large portion of his profits from Procter & Gamble Products goes to support this satanic church. When asked by Donahue if stating this on t.v. would hurt his business, he replied, ‘THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH CHRISTIANS IN THE UNITED STATES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.’” [5]
"P&G's former logo originated in 1851 as a crude cross that barge workers on the Ohio River painted on cases of P&G star candles to identify them. P&G later changed this symbol into a trademark that showed a man in the moon overlooking 13 stars, said to commemorate the original 13 colonies. 
The company received unwanted media publicity in the 1980s when rumors spread that the moon-and-stars logo was a satanic symbol. The accusation was based on a particular passage in the Bible, specifically Revelation 12:1, which states: "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet and upon her head a crown of 12 stars." P&G's logo consisted of a man's face on the moon surrounded by 13 stars. Some claimed that the logo was a mockery of the heavenly symbol alluded to in the aforementioned verse, thus construing the logo to be satanic. Where the flowing beard meets the surrounding circle, three curls were said to be a mirror image of the number 666, or the reflected number of the beast. At the top and bottom, the hair curls in on itself and was said to be the two horns like those of a ram. The moon-and-stars logo was discontinued in 1985 in a failed attempt to squash the rumors.
These interpretations have been denied by company officials and no evidence linking the company to the  Church of Satan or any other occult organization has ever been presented. The company unsuccessfully sued Amway from 1995 to 2003 over rumors forwarded through a company voice-mail system in 1995. In 2007, the company successfully sued individual Amway distributors for reviving and propagating the false rumors. The Church of Satan denies being supported by Procter & Gamble.[6]
1905?
Despite the eradication of alleged connections between P&G and Satanism, there are still people around who remember the supposed President of Proctor and Gamble admitting to being a Satanist publicly on TV. {7} I actually remember watching the programme in question myself some years ago. The former P&G logo may be relevant to the subject of Magen David. According to P&G, the logo pictured a man in the moon with 13 stars, representing the original American colonies.[8] The 13 colonies are also found in the form of stars on the original Great Seal of the United States. Many people are aware that the Great Seal of the United States is full of occult symbolism. Barry Smith did a very informative expose' of the Great Seal on the dollar bill some years ago. Coincidentally(?) the thirteen stars (pentagrams) above the eagle head on the Great Seal form the Star of David incorporating both the hexagram and the pentagram: “The 13 stars above the Eagle head are arranged in the form
of a hexagram or Star of David also known as mogen David, the most evil of all occult symbols used to invoke Satan. Each individual small star is five-pointed and  is known as the Seal of Solomon which is used by initiate witches and warlocks 
Great Seal of the United States
as a means of protection.” [9]
Moving on to the subject of NASA, Prasch would have us believe that NASA are a transparent organisation. In reality NASA are undoubtedly an occult Luciferian organisation. They did name their projects after Greek Gods which are actually demons as Prasch reports. NASA are demonstrably involved in Freemasonry at the highest levels of the organisation. Buzz Aldrin has made no secret of the fact that he is a 33 Degree Scottish Rite Freemason. He admitted performing a ceremony on board the lunar module with Neil Armstrong, possibly to the god Osiris(?) during the alleged moon landing. Below is Neil Armstrong with his masonic apron supposedly on the moon.


Neil Armstrong on the moon(?)







Symbolism is the language of the occult!

Many would argue that a significant tactic of the enemy is to desensitise the population to occult symbolism via psychological conditioning as the 70th week of Daniel approaches. The argument that the significance of occult symbolism is the domain of conspiracy theorists is Prasch's attempt to downplay the seriousness of the situation. Conspiracy theories fail to be theories when they can be proved as fact. There may be exceptions, but when companies and celebrities display the number 666 and other satanic symbols it is usually deliberate, the CERN logo is an example of this. The satanic invasion is not limited to company logos; satanic rituals are ubiquitous within the entertainment industry as many of us have observed with great concern. Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Prince, Billy Joel, Bono and many others have publicly admitted making a pace with Satan in order to obtain fame and fortune. The occult symbolism surrounding Super Bowl and various celebrities has been exposed by Joe Schimmel of Good Fight Ministries among others: They Sold Their Souls for Rock and Roll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnl7Rgwa08w  When the mark of the beast does come it will not be resisted by those who come under the influence of the great delusion (2 Thessalonians 2:11). The great delusion will not happen in a vacuum, the battle is now on to ensure that many people are uninformed and unprepared for the Antichrist. To use a Praschism, they will be "ignorant". My warnings about Jacob Prasch are based on serious concerns that he is a very dangerous false teacher. Why is Prasch so virulent against those who reject the star of David, and why does he downplay the obvious satanic invasion of our time? Some of the things he teaches are valid of course, but the appearance of credibility demands there has to be some truth in the mix. The unclean always defiles that which is clean, a little leaven leavens the whole lump. (Galatians 5:9). Perhaps Prasch would be more at home at NASA rather than in Christian ministry!

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. (1 John 5:19).
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