The Swedenborgian twelve steps

Throughout A.A.’s history are indications of the devil’s handiwork. These are small things, perhaps, but indicative nevertheless. It was still astounding to discover that occultist Emanuel Swedenborg had written about ‘twelve steps’ more than one hundred and fifty years before the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous.

A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson, who wrote the A.A. twelve steps, married into a Swedenborgian family.

Swedenborg writes, “[Angels] picture wisdom as a magnificently and finely decorated palace. One climbs to enter this palace by twelve steps. One can only arrive at the first step by means of the Lord’s power through joining with Him…As a person climbs these steps, he perceives that no one is wise from himself but from the Lord…the twelve steps into the palace of wisdom signify love in union with faith and faith in union with love.”[4]

Did Wilson copy this term from Emanuel Swedenborg? I do not believe so. I believe that Wilson click here for entire article

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A.A. co-founder bought into New Thought rejection of Christ

“But messages as to the availability of grace, salvation, and the mind of Christ presented a strange and soon unacceptable Christian package for Bill and Lois Wilson. Yes, they bought the sugar-coated cover up by the Emmet Fox message to A.A. people and others that the Bible has no plan of salvation and that salvation is a myth.”

Source: Dick B., When Early A.A.’s Were Cured And Why, pg. 26

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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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Top two My Word Like Fire posts/links of all time

Here are the two links/posts that have received the most visits:

Numero Uno: click here

And, in second place by less than 200 views: click here

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No Halloween here, just these quotes

According to early Alcoholics Anonymous member Tom Powers, “Now these people, [A.A. co-founders] Bill and Dr. Bob, believed vigorously and aggressively. They were working away at the spiritualism; it wasn’t just a hobby.” [1]

Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson stated, “The ouija board began moving in earnest. What followed was the fairly usual experience-it was a strange melange of Aristotle, St. Francis, diverse archangels with odd names, deceased friends–some in purgatory and others doing nicely, thank you! There were malign and mischievious ones of all descriptions telling of vices quite beyond my ken, even as former alcoholics. Then, the seemingly virtuous entities would elbow them out with messages of comfort, information, advice—and sometimes just sheer nonsense.” [2] (emphasis mine)

“Do not seek out mediums and spiritists; do not seek out and be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:31)

A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson wrote, “That we have chosen this symbol [for A.A.] is perhaps no mere accident. The priests and seers of antiquity regarded the circle enclosing the triangle as a means of warding off spirits of evil, and AA’s circle of Recovery, Unity, and Service has certainly meant all that to us and much more.” [3]

“[A.A. co-founder Bill 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,” stated Matthew J. Raphael. [4]

A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson considered that “spiritistic matters were no mere parlor game. It’s not clear when he first became interested in extrasensory phenomena; the field was something that [A.A. co-founder] Dr. Bob and Anne Smith were also deeply involved with. Whether or not Bill initially became interested through them, there are references to séances and other psychic events in the letters Bill wrote to [wife] Lois during that first Akron summer with the Smiths, in 1935.” [5] (emphasis mine)

Source Notes:

1. PASS IT ON, Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.. pg.280
2. PASS IT ON, pg. 278
3. Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age, pg.139
4. Matthew J. Raphael, Bill W. and Mr. Wilson, pg. 159
5. PASS IT ON, Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., pg. 275

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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