Assassin’s Creed exposed by Apolomedia’s Carl Kerby Jr.

Interviewed by T.A. McMahon of The Berean Call about video games, Carl Kerby Jr. stated:

“But Assassin’s Creed , the whole storyline is based off of a weapon called the ‘Piece of Eden,’ and you see, what this Piece of Eden does is it blinds people to make them blindly follow you, and everything you say; they’ll just follow you. Well, what is the Piece of Eden? Well, the game quotes at the very end of Assassin’s Creed 1 that they call it the Word of God; and see, they say that Moses, he never parted the water, and Jesus never turned the water into wine, and so they actually say that everything that you think happened in Scripture was a lie, and that these Christian Templars are just using these weapons to deceive you and get you to blindly follow them. You know, one kid came up to me afterwards and he just was blunt with me; he says, ‘Carl, you’re exactly right. You know, after playing this game, they might as well call it Kill the Christians, because that’s all you do throughout the whole game.'” [1]

Here is the thing: Most adults, when we even know enough to be concerned, focus on the sex and violence in these games. As Carl Kerby Jr. has pointed out, there are spiritual messages in some of these games as well. Kerby has a website dealing with game related issues called Apolomedia. Click here for link to Apolomedia

Source Notes:
1. http://www.thebereancall.org/content/t-mcmahon-carl-kerby-jr-part-1

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An unholy origin of twelve not so simple steps

Examined over several decades, it is clear A.A. cofounder Bill Wilson repeatedly and willingly gave himself over to familiar spirits. A.A. historian Ernest Kurtz notes, “So profound was Bill’s immersion in this area that he at times confused the terms ‘spiritualism’ and ‘spirituality.’”[1]

Author and A.A. member Matthew J. Raphael observes, “[It] might be said for the cofounders at least, A.A. was entangled with spiritualism from the very beginning.”[2]

“A.A.’s official biography indicates Bill Wilson received the details of the 12 Steps through spirit dictation. Scripture condemns communication with familiar spirits,” writes T.A. McMahon, Editor of The Berean Call. [3]

“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)

Related information click here
Source Notes:

1. Ernest Kurtz, Not-God, pg.136

2. Matthew J. Raphael, Bill W. and Mr. Wilson, pg. 159

3. T.A. McMahon, The Berean Call Newsletter, March 1, 2002

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“Spiritual information about Pokemon” by Preston Young

[Note from MWLF: 14 year old researcher Preston Young shares a few things about the Pokémon game. His concern is that it's "sneakily teaching kids and adults stuff in the occult." This is an area where most adults have little knowledge.]

Preston Young writes:

What’s wrong with Pokémon? Here are a few things I found. I got this info from Pokémon X.

1. Throughout the game you must battle random Pokémon trainers (Pokémon owners), all of whom have different hobbies. Some are Fishermen, Tourists, or Pokémon rangers, but two of them caught my attention: Psychics and Hex Maniacs, a.k.a witches. This is bad already, but what caught my attention even more is what they said before and after you meet them: For example the Hex Maniac will say “I’ve known forever—since my PREVIOUS LIFE –that we would meet here today and face off!” The previous life mentioned here comes from eastern mysticism which NO Christian should take part in.

2. One of the moves your Pokémon can get is “Lucky Chant.” This next sentence comes directly from the game: “The user chants an incantation toward the sky, preventing critical hits..”
Chanting and incantations come straight from witchcraft. When something is chanted it is repeated over and over. Jesus told His followers how not to pray in Matthew 6:7. He said “…use not vain repetitions…”

3. In Pokémon X you can get a Pokémon named Meditite (meditate). His name comes from eastern mysticism. Eastern/New Age/Contemplative meditating zeroes out your mind and allows demons to come in. “Calm Mind” a.k.a meditating is another move. This quote comes straight from the game: “The user quietly focuses its mind and calms its spirit to raise it sp. Atk and sp. Def stats.”

4. Evolution is all throughout the whole game and if we believe evolution then we don’t believe God and what he said happened in Genesis.

That’s all I have but I hope and pray that you think about and pray about whether you should be playing or buying Pokémon for you or your children. God bless.

Related: New Age ending in popular Minecraft game?

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Testing the spirit behind Alcoholics Anonymous (1 John 4:1-3)

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 of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming; and now it is already in the world.’ When analyzed critically, one can see that any person or group, which does not recognize that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has come in the flesh, is a person or group that has been seized by the spirit of antichrist. As abrasive as it may seem, groups such as Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and even orthodox Jews would all fall under John’s condemnation of denying the Son and the Father.” [1]

Alcoholics Anonymous also falls “under John’s condemnation of denying the Son and the Father.” [2]

Official A.A. literature defines “god” in this manner: “[The alcoholic] may choose to think of his Inner Self, the miracle of growth, a tree, man’s wonderment at the physical universe, the structure of the atom, or mere mathematical infinity. Whatever form is visualized, the neophyte is taught he must rely on it and, in his own way, to pray to the power for strength.” [3]

Alcoholics Anonymous is not really about treatment. It is a spiritual weapon, and it is used to point the unsaved away from Christ, and to dilute the theology of the Christians who, in ignorance or out of fear, do attend A.A. To understand A.A.’s purpose, one need look no further than this Bible verse:

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)

Source Notes:
1. Which Spirits Are From God (1 John 4:1-3), by Kyle Butt, M.A., http://www.apologeticspress.org/apcontent.aspx?category=11&article=1203
2. Ibid.
3. http://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/aa-literature/p-12 -the-jack-alexander-article-about-aa

Will Catholicism elevate homo-spirituality?

I have often wondered what comes first–is it homo-spirituality or homo-fascism? We are seeing homo-fascism for sure, and face the angry intolerance of many who want to silence us because we believe what the Bible says.

Yes, homosexuality is a sin. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 1 Timothy 1:8-11)

I may as well say it while I can. And for my wife and myself, and for many others who have repented of this, the clock is ticking. Why? Homo-fascism. Silence the Christians who have the audacity to disagree about homosexuality. Persecute Christian business owners and whoever else tries to obey the Bible about this sin.

Make what we think and say a crime: Hate Speech.

Now, interestingly enough, homo-spirituality may be coalescing via Catholicism. By homo-spirituality I mean the elevation of homosexuality to an exalted, even sacred status.

Ridiculous? Maybe. But let’s see what all this looks like a couple of years from now.

In a meeting of Catholic bishops, and with the Pope present, a document described as relatio post disceptationem was read. According to the online news source, The Guardian:

In a passage entitled “welcoming homosexual persons”, the bishops said that although the church could not support gay marriage, it needed to explore ways of making gay people feel included. “Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community: are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing to them a fraternal space in our communities?” the document says.

“Often they wish to encounter a church that offers them a welcoming home. Are our communities capable of providing that, accepting and valuing their sexual orientation, without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony?” [1] (emphasis mine)

This won’t stop at Catholicism. And we don’t want to be around for that which will writhe on the altars of the coming false church.

But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted. (1 Timothy 8-11)

Source Notes:
1. Vatican: Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer Christians, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/13/vatican-homosexuals-same-sex-marriage-christians-catholic-church

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The A.A. experience? “…rocketed into a fourth dimension of existence…”

A return to one of the most popular MWLF articles…

According to the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (the AA “bible”), “…there was nothing left but for us to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet. We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a fourth dimension of existence of which we had not even dreamed.” (pg. 25)

What is this “simple kit of spiritual tools” the Big Book refers to? In AA, the member gets to be the potter, and work the wheel, and the clay of the higher power is shaped into whatever form the person desires.

One’s “god” (or “goddess”) could be a spirit, a doorknob, the “christ” of The Shack or the New Age, Uncle Ernie, or Mohammed, or anything else.

In AA, there is seemingly no need for Christ. The AA Big Book teaches, “The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered our hearts and our lives in a way that is miraculous.” (pg.25)

But the thing that directs these lost people is not the Creator (which the Big Book also claims is already in people), because the Lord does not dwell in those who do not know Christ.

However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of Christ dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. (Romans 8:9)

Should we be worried for the AA people? Yes, we should. While millions have been pointed away from the Savior, the AA theology has also watered down the Body of Christ.

The AA Big Book teaches, “Much to our relief, we discovered we did not need to consider another’s conception of God. Our own conception, however inadequate, was sufficient to make the approach and to effect a contact with Him. As soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intelligence, a Spirit of the Universe underlying the totality of things, we began to be possessed of a new sense of power and direction, provided we took other simple steps.” (pg. 46)

Let us end with Truth from Jesus Christ and one final anti-bibical passage from the AA Big Book.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.” (John 14:6)

In direct conflict with Christ’s own Word, the Big Book tells alcoholics, “We found God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him. To us, the Realm of the Spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek. It is open, we believe, to all men. When, therefore, we speak to you of God, we mean your own conception of God.” (pg. 46-47)

Why does this not matter? Why are so many Christians serving two masters? Is it not you who have been evangelized–into the AA theology. You are silent about Christ, calling Him “higher power” as if He were simply another tin god in the meeting room.

We have all heard the AA insults about “religion,” meaning only Christianity, of course, and we all know the claim that churches can’t help alcoholics. Well, try being a member of the Body of Christ…serve in your church…and see what the Lord will do.

But please, quit defending this thing that Christ Himself warns against, all right?

Related article: Unholy origin of the 12 Steps

Do A.A. and 12 Step groups divert unsaved people from Christ?

In The Fall of the Evangelical Nation, author Christine Wicker credits Alcoholics Anonymous with “hastening the fall of the evangelical church.” Wicker notes how A.A. “slowly exposed people to the notion they could get [a god] without the dogma, the doctrine, and the outdated rules. Without the church, in fact.”

Since the twelve steps have nothing to do with Christ, neither sin nor biblical repentance is addressed. This, of course, is very appealing to the flesh. The Steps address “wrongs,” “making amends,” and “moral inventory,” but one inserts one’s own moral code within the context of these Steps. Because of these Steps, millions believe they are right with “god” and man. click to continue reading

Rolling back AA’s fake Christian origin

AA’s murky history can seem very confusing. Prolific pro-AA author Dick B. continues to present AA’s origin as biblically rooted. But Alcoholics Anonymous is like a pie. One can claim it is made with lemon meringue ingredients, but if tar, rat poison, and glass shards are also in the mix, was it ever really a lemon meringue pie? A little leaven… (1 Corinthians 5:6)

AA’s origin must include AA co-founders Bill Wilson’s and Dr. Bob Smith’s biblically forbidden spiritualism, Dr. Bob’s freemasonry, the meditative Silence/spirit communication learned from the Oxford Group,[1] and the anti-biblical teachings of William James.

It doesn’t stop there. Many other influences helped give birth to AA, including Carl Jung, Emanuel Swedenborg, and the New Thought heresy of Emmet Fox.

Those who have heard early AA’s “roots” were biblically pure might want to investigate Emmet Fox and AA’s use of his heretical book, The Sermon on the Mount. This text was actually used as a teaching manual in AA until AA’s own instructional Big Book was completed.

As pro-AA author Dick B. himself acknowledges, Fox’s “writings were favored by [AA co-founders] Bill W. and Dr. Bob.”[2]

That is correct. And the AA co-founders could not have been Christians if they “favored” and used these writings in AA.

Why? In The Sermon on the Mount, Emmet Fox teaches: “The ‘Plan of Salvation’ which figured so prominently in the evangelical sermons and divinity books of a past generation is as completely unknown to the Bible as the Koran. There never was any such an arrangement in the universe, and the Bible does not teach it at all.”[3]

“But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:33)

Fox’s book bristles with “teachings” that sincere Christians would not share with alcoholics.

Like the Gnostics, Fox was a purveyor of “secret knowledge.” He writes, “Wonderful as the ‘outer’ Bible is, it is far less than one percent of the ‘inner’ Bible—the Bible that is hidden behind the symbols. If you have been reading the Bible without the spiritual interpretation, you have not found the real message of the Bible, for that lies below the surface.”[4]

Fox’s influence should always be considered when one hears of references to the Bible in early AA. People assume, logically enough, that if the co-founders were mentioning the Word of God, this must mean they were Christians. But the unsaved Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith viewed the Bible along the lines of Fox’s esoteric spiritual wisdom, rather than believing it to be the literal Word of God. One cannot, after all, promote anti-Biblical heresy and simultaneously believe and obey the Word of God.

And, like many in AA, they looked to the Bible for generic spiritual principles—love your neighbor, help your fellow man, and so on.

Interestingly, Bill Wilson had already been exposed to those who greatly admired the Bible, yet still didn’t believe it to be the Word of God. He married into a Swedenborgian family, and became very familiar with this religion’s Christ-rejecting interpretation of God’s Word.

Fox’s new thought teachings likely strengthened… click here to continue

[Endnotes can be found at end of original article]

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How do we help Christians leave Alcoholics Anonymous?

What can we do to help Christians who are caught in A.A.? Some fear leaving, having been taught, over and over, that sobriety is impossible without A.A. For others, Alcoholics Anonymous has become an idol. Some time ago, I wondered what it would be like for missionaries from another country to experience A.A., and to learn about the effect it has had on Christians.

What if a brother and sister, raised by missionary parents in a remote part of Africa, without much access to media and internet, were sent to America to evangelize those in Alcoholics Anonymous? They would, I believe, view Alcoholics Anonymous in a way many Christians do not–that is, according to the Bible.

So here is my fictitious (yet accurate) account of the hold Alcoholics Anonymous has on many, as seen through the eyes of two young missionaries from Africa:

Mama and Papa,

We are in America at last. The Lord has sent us into the strangest belief system. The men and women here seem impervious to the Gospel, but the Lord has given us great love for them.

This religion teaches that virtually anything can be defined as a god. During their meetings these people gather and pray in unity, but the “god” each individual prays to can be as varied and unique as particles of sand in our African desert. It is unsettling watching them join in the Lord’s Prayer, because most do not know Jesus, and therefore cannot know the Father.

This religion was founded here in America in the 1930s. It is a very American system of belief and worship. Very democratic, one might say. In this belief system, it is not important what one worships, only that one must worship something. In fact, initiates who come seeking help, but who have trouble inventing or envisioning a god, are often told they can worship a “doorknob,” or even the group itself to begin their spiritual journey.

The first time we heard this we thought it was a joke-some form of esoteric humor. But it is not. It truly is not. We have heard the “doorknob-deity” speech a number of times now. It apparently serves as their starter-god. Like the training wheels on a bike-only there until the child is ready for the next big step. Believe in something, newcomers are told; believe in anything; just believe.

We have been documenting the various deities the members describe as their gods. One worships nature; another an unseen force; several pray to the universe, others to diverse spiritual entities. Some claim to worship the divinity in man. A woman in this sect recently proclaimed we are all part of God! We pray hard for her.

In this sect one can also find Mormons, non-Christian deists, Wiccans (modern day witches, very popular in America), and many who follow heretical versions of Jesus Christ. There is simply no limit to the gods that can be revered in this belief system. Here it doesn’t matter whether the god you worship is an ant-or an avalanche-or an avocado.

It has been ferocious spiritual warfare. Mama and Papa, we are tired. This mission field…it is like living, not in a Christian nation, but in the pages of the Old Testament. This seems virtually the same to us as Jeremiah 2:27. These are people, “Who say to a tree, ‘You are my father,’ and to a stone, ‘You gave me birth.’ For they have turned their backs to Me, and not their face.’”

We fear most of these people will go to their deaths rejecting Jesus Christ. Our daily prayer is that the Lord will bring other missionaries to share the gospel with them. Here is where it gets complicated, for in the midst of this paganism, some that worship the Jesus of the Bible are also present!

There are Baptists, Presbyterians, Pentecostals and Lutherans. Sadly, most haven’t come to share the gospel. They are not here to testify. They are here as participants of this multi-god religion. These saints attend their churches, acknowledge the Bible as the Word of God, but nevertheless belong to this undeniably anti-Biblical religion.

This made us angry at first. But the Lord has begun to reveal how deceptive and seductive this religion is. So seductive, in fact, that these Christians don’t believe this to be a religion at all. They believe this to be a “spiritual program,” a distinction that has no validity. In their minds this simple phrase, “spiritual program,” allows them to attend these meetings, despite what their Bible proclaims.

They have turned to this belief system because it promises freedom from the bondage of sin they were (or are) trapped in. Mama and Papa, they come to this religion to free themselves from alcohol!

It is hard to understand. Somehow they have learned to come here rather than submitting to Jesus and seeking help within Bible believing churches. What about prayer meetings? What about Bible study? What about falling on one’s face before a holy, all-powerful, compassionate Christ?

These Christians believe only through attending this all-gods religion can they be free. But it is a strange sort of “free,” because they have to attend these meetings for life. In fairness, they have been encouraged to participate by their own pastors, family members, and by other Christians who already attend. For seventy years Christians have been part of this movement.

In their churches on Sunday they call God by that Name above all names: Jesus Christ the Savior. But here, in their all-gods sect, they call Jesus by the term all members use for their various gods. So Jesus becomes a “higher power.” Thus has the Savior been placed in the pantheon, the temple of the gods.

In addition to this, when Jesus is mentioned (which is rare), the pagan people in this movement often get upset. Responses have included anger, sarcasm, and a general unease. The enemy is very active in this place.

It is obviously an anti-Biblical belief system, yet Christian after Christian has testified how wonderful this spiritual organization is. On the positive side, it has been encouraging to see Christians occasionally seek out non-believers after the meetings and invite them to church-but, as for boldness in the actual meetings, there is little of it.

Members carry around this religion’s “bible,” which they call the Big Book. There are actually Christians here who read it more frequently than the Word of God. You will have difficulty believing what we are now going to tell you. A Christian man who belongs to this all-gods religion invited us to attend church with him last Sunday. Badly needing fellowship with believers, we gladly accepted.

The service was wonderful. The Word was preached. Right after church our friend asked if we wanted to go back to the all-gods sect (he of course does not call it that.) We agreed, knowing the Lord would have us pray or proclaim the Gospel, or come alongside one of these lost and hurting souls.

Mama and Papa, the all-gods meeting was held right in his church after service. His pastor has allowed this! Since when does a pastor open the House of God to a non-Christian religion? Yet here in America, it seems a common practice. In America it is very important to be “nice.” The Bible does tell us to be kind and loving-but also holy. Holiness, it seems, has been lost here.

In Deuteronomy 16:21 our Lord is commands: “You shall not plant for yourself an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of the Lord your God, which you shall make up yourself. You shall not set up for yourself a sacred pillar which the Lord your God hates.”

The Lord does not want false gods worshiped alongside Him. But because the reality of a Holy God seems obscure to these Americans, they think nothing of planting an all-gods belief system right in the Sanctuary. Pray for Fear of the Lord among these people.

Last week we had an exchange with a Christian woman after her all-gods sect had finished meeting. We asked her point blank how she could Biblically justify belonging to this movement. We asked her to read Galatians 1:6-8 to us:

“I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing 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 what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!”

Does this not concern you, we asked, that Christians are sending people into a religion where Christ is but one god among many? Is not Paul’s warning clear?

She rolled her eyes. “This is a spiritual program, not a religion.”

Clearly the enemy uses this all-gods movement to dull Christians down, and to point the unsaved anywhere but Christ. This strategy has been marvelously effective.

Please pray that our Lord raise up other missionaries to send to these people in Alcoholics Anonymous. There are so many lost people here. This hurts to say, but many of the Christians, who love this all-gods sect, need missionaries almost as badly as the unsaved.

Pray the Lord of the Harvest sends laborers,

His missionaries In Deepest, Darkest A.A

***** ***** *******

So there you go. That’s it from the fictional African missionaries. How do we reach Christians in A.A.? With love. With the Truth of the Word. Through prayer. And by warning the Body of Christ about the anti-biblical nature of Alcoholics Anonymous. When the church as a whole understands, there will be change.

It is also a sad fact that some people do not want to be reached–their hearts are with Alcoholics Anonymous.

For the church, it must be about prevention: Understanding that A.A. is not biblical means we do not acquiesce or encourage Christians to participate. We show them other ways, biblical ways, and we pray for them as they seek the Lord.

A.A. co-founder’s comment about his “terrific heresy” from Christian point of view

“No blind faith either, for it was fortified by the consciousness of the presence of God. Despair had turned into utter security. Darkness was banished by cosmic light. For sure I’d been born again.” (Bill W., My First 40 Years, pg. 47)

No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14)

According to author Mel B., “[Wilson's] was clearly a kind of ‘born-again’ experience, but he did not think adherence to the Christian religion was a prerequisite for such an event in one’s life. ‘Christ is, of course, the leading figure to me,’ he wrote to an A.A. member. ‘Yet I have never been able to receive complete assurance that He was one hundred percent God. I seem to be just as comfortable with the figure of ninety-nine percent. I know that from a Christian point of view this is a terrific heresy.’” (Mel B., New Wine, pg. 87-88) (bold mine)

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