“Be Still And Know That You Are Not God!” by Warren B. Smith

Is God in everyone? Alcoholics Anonymous has  taught this to millions of alcoholics. According to the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book:

“Sometimes we had to search fearlessly but He was there. He was as much a fact as we were. We found the Great Reality deep down within us. In the last analysis, it is only there that He may be found.” (pg. 55) (bold mine)

Can this be found in the Bible? Absolutely not.

By no means is Alcoholics Anonymous alone in making this assertion.

The claim that God is in all people, and/or in everything, is becoming increasingly prevalent–even in the visible church.

Warren B. Smith has written Be Still and Know That You are Not God!–God is Not “in” Everyone and Everything. This booklet offers biblical proof that God is not in all men, nor is God in all that exists.

It is an important issue as this is foundational to the rising false/new age church.

You can read Smith’s booklet HERE

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The A.A. Big Book: God only found “deep down within us”

Originally posted on My Word Like Fire:

Well, it must be true, because it’s in the A.A. Big Book.

According to the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, “Sometimes we had to search fearlessly, but He was there. He was as much a fact as we were. We found the Great Reality deep down within us. In the last analysis, it is only there that He may be found. It was so with us.” (pg. 55, bold mine)

That is right out of the New Age/New Thought handbook.

How many hurting, unsaved alcoholics come to believe this is true–that God can only be found by looking deep down within themselves? This is one of many examples of A.A. Big Book heresy–a complete denial of Jesus Christ.

When is God within people? When those people have accepted Christ as Savior. The Bible tells us: However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of…

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NAR “apostle” Mark Chironna scorns Christians concerned with end times

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. (2 Corinthians 11:13)

Promoting his latest webinar, Mark Chironna writes, “It is becoming increasingly evident that preoccupation with end-time scenarios is ‘in vogue’…BUT ONLY within a small subculture of the Body of Christ. Trans-generationally, the majority of the Church globally is seeing something that the Western Church seems to be missing and misinterpreting.” [1]

As is usually the case with New Apostolic Reformation apostles and prophets, Scripture is secondary to dreams, visions, and new revelations.

According to Chironna, “You and I need to decide whether or not we will be part of a company of believers, followers of Jesus, who will participate in the new thing that the Spirit is doing in the earth, or whether we will passively continue to misinterpret the signs of the times and follow the same mistakes previous generations have by being distracted by endless speculations that we are warned not to get involved with.” [2] (emphasis mine)

Like Bill Johnson of Bethel Redding, Mark Chironna leans towards new age/quantum mysticism. That became obvious when Chironna spoke at Bethel Redding. READ

Chironna declares, “It is time to LEAP INTO THE FUTURE, however that cannot happen unless we embrace the Prophetic Paradigm of the Spirit, and not the pathetic paradigm of foolish speculation based on Scriptural misinterpretation. [3]

I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false; (Revelation 2:2)

Source Notes:

1. Leap into the Future: The Spirit’s 21st-Century Prophetic Paradigm Orlando, FL-June 12th and 13th

2. Ibid

3. Ibid

Fake (or demonic) Glory Feather Cloud from an “Apostolic and Prophetic” ministry

“Look at the feathers, man! Look at the feathers!” (52 seconds in video)

Jeff Jansen leads Global Fire Ministries International, which is described as “Apostolic and Prophetic.” [1] The website claims, “Jeff flows in a strong prophetic and miracle healing anointing that releases the tangible Glory of God everywhere he goes.” [2]

Jansen’s alleged glory feather cloud is somewhat similar to the glory cloud (?) which occurred in Bill Johnson’s church some years ago. [3]

There is another similarity as well. In 2012, Bill and Beni Johnson each contributed chapters from their own books to The Physics of Heaven. Co-authored by Ellyn Davis and Bill Johnson’s personal assistant, Judy Franklin, with the Foreword by Bethel’s Kris Vallotton, the book is shocking in terms of its New Age/quantum mysticism implications.

Referring to the eleven contributors to The Physics of Heaven, co-author Ellyn Davis stated:

“[The contributors of the book] 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.” [4]

Co-author Judy Franklin wrote, “This book is just a precursor to the revelation that God is going to give us when He releases a new, transforming sound.” [5]

As noted in The New Age Propensities of Bethel Church’s Bill Johnson, The Physics of Heaven “describes what God is supposedly going to bring about. A theme of the book is that God may somehow bestow incredible power on believers through vibrations/sounds/frequencies/energies, with “sound” mentioned a number of times throughout the book.” [6]

Note the commonality with Jansen’s expectations. Jansen wrote,

“The sound of the roar of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah is being released upon this generation. It will change and restore everything it touches right down to the core structure or subatomic level. That sound creates breakthrough, which enables transformation in regions, revealing the true intentions and purposes of God. Now, in our time, a generation must wake up from its slumber and rise to release the fresh, new sound of Heaven on the planet.” [7]

Jansen predicts,

“In this season, a new sound is being released upon the earth again, and that sound is ushering in a new era in the glory of God in nation transformation. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah is roaring again, unleashing His furious sound through a supernatural family.” [8]

New Age “Christianity” continues to rise.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. (1 Timothy 4:3-4)

Source Notes:

1. http://globalfireministries.com/jeff-jansen-ministries

2. Ibid.

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew0Dk1qdAa4

4. Ellyn Davis, The Physics of Heaven (Crossville, TN: Double Portion Publishing, Kindle Edition, 2013), Kindle location: 477

5. Judy Franklin, The Physics of Heaven, op. cit., Kindle location: 188.

6. http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=15508  (Go to: Quantum Sounds?)

7. Jeff Jansen, Unleashing The Furious Sound of Glory: The Roar of Power and Love That Transforms The Earth, Elijah List Newsletter, 5/22/15

8. Ibid.

More on the “Quantum Christians”

Here is Herescope’s review of Chapter 7 of The Physics of Heaven, one of the most disturbing books ever to be introduced to the saints. Bill and Beni Johnson contributed chapters to the book, Bill Johnson’s personal assistant is a co-author, and Kris Vallotton wrote the Foreword.

Vallotton calls the book’s contributors “seers.” [1] In reality, these people may well serve to facilitate entrance into the New Age.

Read: http://herescope.blogspot.com/

Source:

1. Foreword of The Physics of Heaven

* I believe Al Dager first came up with the term Quantum Christians. Thanks, Craig at Crosswise blog.. http://www.mediaspotlight.org/pdfs/QuantumChristianityWeb.pdf

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Herescope reviews Jonathan Welton’s chapter in The Physics of Heaven

[The following excerpt is from Herescope’s review of the Jonathan Welton contribution to The Physics of Heaven. You can link to the rest of the review at the end of what is posted here.]

According to Herescope:

Ironically, this chapter, “Authentic vs. Counterfeit” by Jonathan Welton,[2] proposes that Christians should pursue separating the true from the false in New Age Religion, and reclaim the truths that religion stole from the church. The chapter’s “most important point” is,

If there is a counterfeit, there is an authentic that we need to find and reclaim. Every time we see a masquerade, we need too look closely to properly discern what is being counterfeited, because a counterfeit is evidence that an authentic exists. (TPOH, 42)

“Resistors” and “Fearers”
To advance his bold thesis, Welton needs to discredit conservative Christian critics who question the legitimacy of such a reclamation project and therefore states, “The way that God moves in power looks a lot like the New Age, and this has scared many Christians away from the operating gifts of the Holy Spirit.”(TPOH, 45) So he breaks down the way religious people view the supernatural into 3 Groups—
1.Those who operate in the supernatural realm authentically (i.e., the signs and wonders crowd of the New Apostolic Reformation);
2.Those who operate in the supernatural realm fraudulently (i.e., New Agers, Buddhists, Hindus and Occultists); and
3.Those who view the supernatural realm skeptically.
Welton perceives Group 3 to be comprised of “fellow Christians who believe false doctrines regarding the operation of supernatural power.”(TPOH, 48)

click here for rest of Herescope review

“New Age Pandemic in the Church” by Marsha West

Many Christians today are partaking in astrology, unbiblical meditation, so-called Christian yoga, and calling on angels, in spite of the fact that Scripture clearly teaches that believers must not do as the pagans do. Marsha West lays out for us some of the practices God deems evil. click here to read article

New Booklet Tract warns about The Message “Bible”

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Review of The Physics of Heaven, Chapter Two, by Pastor Larry DeBruyn

The following is the first part of a review by Pastor Larry DeBruyn of Chapter 2 of The Physics of Heaven, a book with disturbing New Age implications. It is all the more disturbing because it is co-authored by Bethel of Redding Pastor Bill Johnson’s personal assistant, Judy Franklin. Bill Johnson and his wife, Beni, are also contributors to the book.

The review begins below:

Review of Chapter 2 (authored by Ellyn Davis):
“Extracting the Precious From the Worthless”[1]

“Therefore, thus says the Lord,
‘If you return, then I will restore you—
Before Me you will stand;
And if you extract the precious from the worthless,
You will become My spokesman.

They for their part may turn to you,
But as for you, you must not turn to them’.”
Emphasis added, Jeremiah 15:19[2]

Introduction
Seeking
In their searching for spiritual truth, Ellyn Davis proposes that Christians engage New Age Religion (NAR) to seek for and take back truths which originally belonged to citizens of the Kingdom of God. (TPOH, 15) In that counterfeits prove the existence of the genuine, Davis, a former hippie from the 60s, has decided to commence a search for truth amidst a spirituality of lies. By her admission, she views much in New Age Religion that is “worthless,” but also thinks that its spirituality possesses truths which are “precious.” This assumption derives from her observing and being intrigued by “healings and mystical experiences and revelations” in New Age Religion which rival anything she “had seen or experienced” in the charismatic church; hence the chapter’s title—Extracting the Precious From the Worthless.(TPOH, 14)

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New Age ending in popular Minecraft game?

Within the next week or so My Word Like Fire will publish a report from fourteen year old researcher Preston Zleisy concerning the anti-biblical aspects of Pokémon. Zleisy is warning about something which few adults have any knowledge of at all.

A great resource for discernment about video games in general is Apolomedia, the website of Carl Kerby, Jr., Drew Thorwall, and Solomon Richardson. The excerpt below about Minecraft is taken straight from this website, which you can link to Here. (The link to the entire Minecraft article is at the end of the excerpt.)

According to Apolomedia:

WHAT ABOUT GOD IN MINECRAFT?
However, one of our gaming friends came up to us after a presentation one day pointing out that we had missed the most important part about Minecraft when it comes to spiritual matters! He sent a link to the “ending” of the game. What we saw there was mindblowing and changed our entire understanding of Minecraft.

You could produce an entire documentary on the 8 minute ending scene of this game. In essence, it is an 8 minute wall of new age teaching that seemingly comes out of nowhere and certainly flies in the face of a biblical perspective on God and the created universe. This is a significant place to not only recognize the challenge, but to get the answers and know how to go back to the Bible to find truth.

Look at these statements with which the player is rewarded upon completing the game: (It should be noted many players are frustrated by being forced to read all this text for 8 minutes, regardless of religious beliefs.)

“and the universe said I love you”
“and the universe said you have played the game well”
“and the universe said everything you need is within you”
“and the universe said you are stronger than you know”
“and the universe said the light you seek is within you”
“and the universe said you are not alone”
“and the universe said you are not separate from every other thing”
“and the universe said I love you because you are love”

By reading that, you would almost think this was a biblically based game. Isn’t “the universe” just another way of saying “God”? It talks about light and love and everything! The unnerving part about this is that the way they equivocate “the universe” with God could lead Christ-following gamers almost to buy in to the purported majesty of the universe as it describes the universe with words similar to the way the Bible describes God. It is the kind of close-but-no-cigar language that leaves our defenses down.

“And the game was over and the player woke up from the dream. And the player began a new dream. And the player dreamed again, dreamed better. And the player was the universe. And the player was love.

You are the player. Wake up”

Did you catch that? The game tells you that the universe tells you that you are love, but the Bible tells us God is love (1 John 4:8). The universe tells you that everything you need is within you, but the Bible reminds us that God knows what we need and gives it to us (Psalm 23; 2 Peter 1:3). The game says you are stronger than you know, but the Bible says we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Phil. 4:13) even as God commands us to be strong and courageous (Joshua 1:9) because, as the game says, we are not alone, but He is with us.

If it wasn’t clear yet, the game is essentially telling the player “you are god”. “The player was the universe. And the player was love.” After all the hours of mining, all the hours of building, all the hours of someone else saying “can I use the computer yet…” the culmination of your effort is meant to be the realization that you are the godlike universe.

All this from a blank canvas infinite lego set game! Just imagine what else is out there in games where the plot and characters take center stage! Believe it or not, we don’t say this all to scare you, though if it shocks you into action then we believe our mission is accomplished!

WHAT DO I DO?
Determining what action to take as a parent or gamer is up to you. You have to answer: “What about Minecraft?”

We see three main options for the way people usually respond:

Response 1. Play no more. “I don’t want to let my children play these games anymore, because I don’t want to support these messages. There is a much more God honoring way to spend my money and my time.”

Response 2. Play with your eyes wide open. “Thank you for letting us know what are in these games. I am going to sit down with my children and have a Bible study with them. I want to make sure they know what truth it so they are prepared next time a message like this is thrown at them.

Response 3. Just Play. “It’s just a game. Stop making a big deal out of it.”

We won’t tell you which one to choose, but let us just challenge you with this… don’t be the person from Response 3. Instead, take the opportunity to get into God’s Word. Whatever decision you make, as an individual or as a family, make it prayerfully. Find real answers, and share those answers with the world around us! Odds are you know more than one person who plays Minecraft. This could be a great opportunity to start a spiritual conversation on a topic they already care about! We live in a world that has many dark places in desperate need of light. And we need to be the one’s to shine it.

If we become bold in our faith and confident in the Bible, we have a chance to speak the truth of God’s word to a whole culture of gamers who may be getting their only spiritual messages from games. And that is a big deal.

You can read the entire article, Minecraft: Friend or Foe? by clicking Here.

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