Herescope reviews “The Physics of Heaven”

The fact that the New Age/Quantum Mysticism book, The Physics of Heaven, has the approval and participation of Bethel of Redding’s movers and shakers (Bill Johnson, Beni Johnson and others) should greatly concern the Body of Christ.

Bill and Beni Johnson and the book’s other contributors “all agree that the next move of God will cause a shift at the deepest level of who we are—perhaps the very ‘vibrational level’ that the New Age movement has been exploring. They also all agree that there are precious truths hidden in the New Age that belong to us as Christians and need to be extracted from the worthless.” [1] (Emphasis mine)

This is a problem.

Herescope has reviewed The Physics of Heaven. To read click
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Source Notes:
1. Ellyn Davis, The Physics of Heaven (Crossville, TN: Double Portion Publishing, Kindle Edition, 2013), Kindle location: 447

May the “Christ-force” be with you—Debunking the Jedi Jesus of the New Age

Originally posted on True Discernment:

from Faith Actually:

I’ve often been taken off guard when Christian friends or acquaintances have spoken highly of New Age books such as Eckard Tolle’s widely acclaimed The Power of Now or Rhonda Byrne’s bestselling The Secret. Oprah Winfrey-dubbed “spiritual gurus” such as these promote an insidious form of false teaching under the guise of a benign self-help ethos. Although these teachings mask a treacherous departure from the gospel of Jesus Christ and claim to hold the key to a new spiritual awakening, they are appealing to some Christians who are evidently sucked in by the self-esteemism, widespread popularity, and aggressive marketing of such books. Indeed, Tolle has sold more books than almost any other spiritual author. His #1 New York Times bestseller, The Power of Now, (translated into 33 languages) and his vastly popular follow-up, A New Earth, are frequently touted as two of the most influential spiritual…

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The Biblical Call To Missions — Dick Brogden

My pastor asked if we were ready to feel convicted. Then he had us watch this. May this convict and affect you as profoundly as it has me.

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Another deep thought about A.A. and alcoholism as “disease”

If alcoholism is a disease like A.A. teaches, we should not take guests to A.A. meetings, because they might catch it there.

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Deep thoughts on Alcoholics Anonymous

When people make up their own god
the higher power often comes out looking just like them.

Assessing Bill Johnson’s “Eternally God” Declarations Amidst His Other Christological Statements

mywordlikefire:

Craig from CrossWise with a painstakingly thorough analysis.

Originally posted on CrossWise:

[UPDATE: In a new post it is shown that Johnson actually affirmed some of the speculations in this particular article in a sermon at Bethel on the very same day this article was posted, using some of the very same Scriptures cited as possible proof-texts for such an approach!]

A hallmark of any true Christian is charity (this is not to say non-Christians cannot be charitable, of course).  Christians will give their money and time with no expectation of return.  Rightly, this generosity should extend to giving another the benefit of the doubt if a given statement or statements are not exactly clear.  Everyone makes a ‘slip of the tongue’ or a ‘slip of the pen’, right? 

But, on the other hand, when a teacher consistently makes statements that run counter to Christian orthodoxy, there is a need to address this issue forthrightly.  When these statements are in the…

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A.A. co-founder spiritualism research

[Another look at a subject people continue to investigate on My Word Like Fire]

So, “every week or so,” A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson would open himself to this entity (or entities), and “certain people would ‘come in.’” Today this is known as channeling. Author and A.A. apologist Dick B. has written of Wilson’s spiritualism, but gives it no emphasis as a factor in the origin of either A.A. or the 12 Steps.  

Writer Matthew J. Raphael is far less coy. A member of Alcoholics Anonymous himself, Raphael observes, “it might be said for the cofounders at least, A.A. was entangled with spiritualism from the very beginning.”[5]  

Raphael explains, “Wilson himself seems to have been an ‘adept,’ that is, ‘gifted’ in the psychic sense; and he served as a medium for a variety of ‘controls,’ some of them recurrent. ‘Controls,’ in the lingo of spiritualism, are the discarnate entities who seem to usurp a medium’s identity and literally speak through him or (far more usually) her. Sometimes a control answers questions; sometimes a spirit seems to materialize.”[6]  

“There shall not be found among you…a medium or a spiritist or one who calls up the dead. For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 18:10, 11, 12)

For source notes and the entire article click HERE

Article: This sticker is a beacon: Estimote launching tiny ‘Nearables’ sensors

mywordlikefire:

Things are moving fast, aren’t they?

Originally posted on living journey:

This sticker is a beacon: Estimote launching tiny ‘Nearables’ sensors

Estimote, a startup that has made its mark with small beacons that communicate wirelessly with smartphones, is unveiling a new product today that puts beacon technology into stickers, with a variety of embedded sensors. The technology, which the company is calling “Nearables,” promises to enable a variety of new applications by attaching easily to everyday objects. Examples include the ability for a user to know if they’ve left an object or a purse behind, or the ability for a retailer to know when and how a product has picked up and viewed by a customer in a store. Cue the privacy concerns! 

http://www.geekwire.com/2014/sticker-beacon-estimote-launching-tiny-nearables-sensors-track-items/

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China to design, implement state controlled “Christian Theology”

“The construction of Chinese Christian Theology should adapt to China’s national condition and integrate with Chinese culture.” — Wang Zuoan, director of the State Administration of Religious Affairs [1]

This recent pronouncement indicates the Chinese want to construct a “Christianity” that cannot be perceived as a threat to socialism.

The Chinese government currently exerts control–regulates–over half the Christian congregations in China. The underground churches are unregulated, and these believers must deal with the reality of potential and actual consequences from exercising their faith.

The Chinese have apparently decided to create a more pliable, government approved version of the Christian faith. It is a certainty this “Chinese Christian Theology” will not be anchored by the Bible.

However, China’s restriction of religion is by no means limited to Christianity.

Acording to Matt Schiavenza of International Business Times, “In 2007, Beijing passed a law prohibiting Buddhists from reincarnation. (The government has thus far not revealed whether there have been any violations.) In Tibet, government minders have replaced monks as supervisors of Buddhist temples throughout the region, reversing a long-standing policy.” [2]

“In the far-western Xinjiang region,” writes Schiavenza, “whose 9 million ethnic Uighurs practice a mild form of Sunni Islam, Beijing limits permission of Muslims to make the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, while in July China banned fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. And this month, in Karamay, the local government said residents wearing Islamic clothing, and men wearing long beards, could not legally board city buses.” [3]

Facing continued repression are the adherents of Falun Gong, which is a “Chinese system of meditation, martial-arts exercises, and spiritual teachings.” [4]

Author Ethan Gutman claims more than 64,000 members of Falun Gong have had body parts harvested by the Chinese government. [5] Much of this harvesting has allegedly taken place while the prisoners were still alive.

While Christianity is being redesigned (?) by the Chinese government, America may well be headed toward a government inspired remake (?) as well, because of the issue of homosexuality–and because of the 501c3 status of the vast majority of churches.

End Part One

Source notes:

1. South China Morning Post 8/7/2014 http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568209/china-will-create-own-christian-belief-system-amid-tensions-church-says
2. Matt Schiavenza, International Business Times, http://www.ibtimes.com/china-establishes-new-christian-theology-control-its-christian-population-1652372
3. Ibid.
4. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/falun+gong
5. http://nypost.com/2014/08/09/chinas-long-history-of-harvesting-organs-from-living-political-prisoners/

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Truth

To the law and to the testimony! If do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn. (Isaiah 8:20)

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting. (Psalm 118:1-2)

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. (James 3:17)

Published in: on August 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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