Southern Baptist Convention President to speak at IHOP-KC’s “Onething” gathering?

Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd will be speaking in December at Onething, the International House of Prayer’s annual celebration/convention. So will Francis Chan–for the second time. Onething takes place December 28-31, 2015.

Catholic Matt Maher will be one of the worship leaders. The IHOP Onething Worship and Leaders page notes that Maher played at the World Meeting of Families, which marked “Pope Francis’ first visit to the U.S. this year.”

Ronnie Floyd’s appearance at Onething potentially opens Southern Baptist members to IHOP-KC influence . How many SBC members will be watching Onething online because Floyd will be speaking there? As noted in Francis Chan as IHOP-KC’s public relations agent?, Chan’s 2013 participation in Onething was a public relations bonanza for IHOP-KC.

It should be stated that there are people in IHOP-KC who are saved. Those who have broad-brushed everyone in IHOP-KC as being heretics or apostates are in in error. Many of the young people who come to IHOP-KC are already Christians, and they want the hands-on experience that IHOP-KC seemingly offers.

Should we be concerned with IHOP-KC’s teachings? Yes. Should Christians accept or participate in IHOP-KC? We should not.

IHOP-KC is built on a contemplative foundation. Because of this, much deception has occurred. It is part of the New Apostolic Reformation (more on this in Part Two), and leader Mike Bickle, like many other contemplatives, is seemingly unconcerned about the profound differences between Catholic theology and that of the Bible.

This spiritual blindness makes sense, given Bickle’s enchantment with the long-dead Catholic contemplatives who helped spread this unholy meditative practice. Two of the most influential Catholic contemplatives were (are) Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. Incredibly, Bickle states that he wants Father Thomas Dubay’s Fire Within, a book about these two mystics, to “be the manual for IHOP-KC.” (Read)

End Part One

To Be Continued

Part Two will cover IHOP-KC’s false teachings, Catholic leanings, NAR ideology, and long term contemplative influence.



Latest addition to Bethel Redding Snack Pack

This should have been there a long time ago, but Mark Chironna’s New Age/Quantum Mysticism at Bethel Redding Conference  has been added to the Bethel Redding Snack Pack (column to your right).

12 Steps “certainly not from God” says T.A. McMahon

A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson  “had an experience (which he viewed as spiritual enlightenment) that convinced him that only ‘a Power greater than’ himself could keep him sober. Attempting to understand his mystical experience, he was led into spiritism, a form of divination condemned in the Scriptures. His official biography indicates that the content of the 12-Steps principles came to him ‘rapidly’ through spirit communication. Certainly not from God.”  writes The Berean Call’s T.A. McMahon. Read The Berean Call article

Islamic State says France remains top target

Eric Knecht reports:

CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for attacks that killed 127 people in Paris, saying it sent militants strapped with suicide bombing belts and carrying machine guns to various locations in the heart of the capital.

The attacks, described by France’s president as an act of war, were designed to show the country would remain in danger as long as it continued its current policies, Islamic State said in a statement. continue reading article

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SLAUGHTER IN PARIS: ISIS claims responsibility for deadliest terror attacks in Europe since 2004. French President vows “pitiless” revenge against Islamic State. Yet Obama says ISIS has been “contained.”

Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:

France-ISISattacks-Nov2015On Friday morning, President Obama told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the apocalyptic terror movement known as the Islamic State finally had been “contained.”

“I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” the President told George Stephanopolous. “What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria they’ll come in, they’ll leave, but you don’t see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.”

By Friday night, however, ISIS had launched a savage and deadly series of coordinated attacks throughout Paris. One day earlier, ISIS launched two suicide bombing attacks in Beirut. Just days before that, ISIS claimed to have blown a Russian civilian jetliner over Egypt. In each case, Islamic State leaders said they were attacking nations engaged in fighting against them in Syria and Iraq.

This raises the question of whether ISIS is planning…

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Prayer of Forgiveness for Following the 12 Steps

[This prayer and much, much more can be found at Pastor Chad’s Recovery Reformation. The prayer is written by Doug Hardy. I am posting just a portion of it and you can link to the rest.]

Dear Lord,

I am so sorry for the way I’m wasting the precious life you gave me.
Forgive me for living like a selfish three year old.
Forgive me for any pride I take in my “wild times” war stories.
Forgive me for believing in worldly labels like addict, alcoholic, and many others.
Forgive me for portraying myself as sick and diseased.
Let me see the reality of my state.
I am not a victim.
I am a sinner, and a law breaker.
I am guilty for my crimes.
Forgive me Lord for making a program my Messiah and savior instead of you.

Forgive me Lord for putting The Big Book in front of or even alongside your awesome word.
Forgive me for every recovery meeting I ever attended because a recovery meeting is all about ME!
Forgive me for sitting in a room where you are horrifically referred to as a higher power. My heart aches that I described you in that way.
Have mercy on me for holding hands and reciting the way you taught us to pray as a cheap means to a better life. Show me what that prayer really means!
Forgive me for every sponsor I ever had and I pray that you would reveal truth in their hearts that they might also be saved.
Lord, from this day forward I put my faith and trust in you.
I repent, I am turning from my sin and wicked way of life and I desire to live a life that is pleasing to you.
I believe Lord that you went to the cross and took my sins, my lawlessness with you and you suffered and drank down the cup of wrath that was mine.
I believe I am saved through grace alone, in Christ alone.
It is this grace that keeps me sober and changes my desires
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Testing the spirit behind Alcoholics Anonymous (1 John 4:1-3)

Originally posted on My Word Like Fire:

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God;

and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. (1 John 4:1-3)

According to Apologetics Press, “If, according to John, there were many antichrists in the first century, what was John’s definition of an antichrist? John defined an antichrist as any person (or group) who denies the Father and the Son. In 1 John 4:3, he explained, ‘every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. And this is the spirit…

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Alcoholics Anonymous, “Jesus Calling,” have “God Calling” in common

Originally posted on My Word Like Fire:

Some things appear benevolent, but are not. Jesus Calling and Alcoholics Anonymous have this in common.

Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)

Those familiar with the occultic history of Alcoholics Anonymous know that the book, God  Calling, was demonically channeled through two Oxford Group-influenced women in the 1930s, and is an important spiritual root of the twelve step program. [1]

An ex-Oxford Group member named Richmond Walker, years later as an AA member, compiled prayers and meditations into one little book. Much of it was based on God Calling, and thus Walker’s book also promotes the meditative silence.

Walker, however, eliminated every reference to the Two Listeners’ false “jesus” in favor of universal spirituality. The book, Twenty-Four Hours a Day, begins with an ancient Sanskrit proverb. Twenty-Four Hours a Day has…

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Does A.A. bring many in recovery into contemplative prayer?

“Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the most succinct and accurate expressions of Christian spirituality. It is one of God’s greatest gifts to our time. It brings many of those in recovery to a contemplative practice.” [1] (bold mine)

So states contemplative pioneer Fr. Thomas Keating.

The contemplatives realize that A.A.’s Eleventh Step is a meditative goldmine, because it states: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Tormented people, in the grasp of some overwhelming bondage, enter a 12 Step group and are told they must turn to a higher power. It doesn’t matter what you believe in, they are told, but it is crucial you believe in something.

So they do. They choose a spirit, perhaps, or a self-designed deity, or decide to worship the universe, or St. Jerome, or virtually anything else. But they surely reach out to something.

Then, when they reach the 11th Step, they seek through prayer and meditation even deeper communion with whatever idol–or entity–they have invited into their lives. As instructed, they ask for knowledge. What does the deity want them to do? They ask for power. And some enter the contemplative silence.

Beginning with the pre-A.A. Oxford Group (which A.A. co-founders Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith both attended) the silence has always existed in the thorny undergrowth of 12 Step spirituality. (Read)

Source Notes:

1. Thomas Keating, The Better Part: Contemplative Stages of Living , p. 43

What was the original title of “The Swiss Family Robinson”?

A couple of years ago, right around 2 a.m., I was at the table eating peanut butter and crackers when I saw The Swiss Family Robinson on the bookshelf. As it turns out, this is not the original title of this wonderful classic.

It was first published as The Shipwrecked Preacher and His Family: An Instructional Book for Children and Their Friends in City or Country.

The author, Johann David Wyss, was a pastor with four sons. One of them (Johann Rudolf Wyss, who also wrote the Swiss national anthem) got his father’s permission to edit the written stories that Pastor Wyss had shared with his children when they were young.

It may be that the sons also contributed to these stories; or it may be that his son Johann Rudolf Wyss not only edited but finished writing them–or actually wrote them based on his father’s oral stories. There are competing versions of this on the internet and elsewhere. At any rate, the book was published in 1813. Pastor Wyss died in 1830, but already his book was popular in many countries.

If you have children, this is a good book to read as a family.


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