Together 2016 ditches App for locating “Gay Affirming” churches?

According to Amy Spreeman of Berean Research:

UPDATE: In the 9 hours since this story was published, those who now download (or update) this app are have reported that theFind a Church” function is no longer available.  The screen shots in this article are from my downloaded version at 6:30 a.m. this morning, July 14th.  I think I will keep the original version for awhile. continue reading article

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Together 2016 App locates “Gay Affirming” churches–Open letter to Assemblies of God leader George O. Wood

Hi Dr. Wood,

Remember a  few years back when Jim Wallis asked you to sign his “Covenant for Civility”? Unfortunately, the Covenant had a number of signatories from pro-gay churches, and even included an individual who had served on the Board of Directors for a pro-choice religious organization. When you discovered this deception you withdrew your name. [1]

This is sort of a similar thing with Together 2016, which begins tomorrow in Washington D.C., only the App has been released on the very last day before this gathering begins.

Here is Amy Spreeman’s article warning the Body of Christ about this. Please  READ …

The AoG motion to affirm Together 2016 occurred in 2015, [2] long before this App was introduced, and before the Pope was added as a speaker via video. News about the Pope’s participation, however, has been out for some time now.

Dr. Wood, official Catholic doctrine promotes inclusivism–the teaching  that non Christians who are sincere in their religion will go to heaven. [3] Those of us who attempt to join in unity with the Catholic Church, as if it is simply another biblical denomination, are in serious error.

I want to thank you for for being so approachable, even to guys like me who usually have bad news or a warning to share. I am  going to publish this open letter on my blog so that others may be warned.

These gatherings and calls for ecumenical unity are going to increase. Perhaps these events can be thoroughly vetted from here on out.

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. (Ephesians 5:11)

Sincerely,

John

[1] https://mywordlikefire.com/2010/04/11/assemblies-of-god-general-superintendent-requests-name-be-removed-from-covenant-for-civility/

[2] https://reset2016.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/George-Wood.AOGletter.pdf

[3]  Excerpt of Holly Pivec’s article https://mywordlikefire.com/2016/07/09/why-did-mike-bickle-of-ihop-kc-ask-the-pope-the-wrong-question/

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Why did Mike Bickle of IHOP-KC ask the Pope the wrong question?

In her article, NAR Leaders meet with the Pope, Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error  writes:

By asking the Pope about universalism, Bickle showed that he apparently doesn’t understand the Catholic position on salvation. The Roman Catholic Church does not hold to universalism, the belief that all belief systems are equally valid (like Hinduism, Buddhism, atheism, etc.). The Roman Catholic Church since Vatican II has held a doctrine known as “inclusivism”—the belief that there’s just one way to be saved (through Jesus Christ and through the Roman Catholic Church), but explicit knowledge of Jesus Christ and a profession of faith in him are not required to experience his salvation. In other words, people of other religions can be saved by Christ—without believing in him—so long as they’re sincere. Catholic inclusivism is very different from exclusivism—the view historically held by Protestants—that salvation is available only to those who have explicitly put their trust in Christ. Catholic teaching on inclusivism offers a false hope that salvation can be experienced apart from conscious faith in Christ—a hope not held out in Scripture. As a result, inclusivism undercuts the urgency of missionary efforts to take the gospel to the unreached.

Bickle’s line of questioning the Pope leads me to believe that he doesn’t understand Catholic teaching on inclusivism. If he did understand it, he wouldn’t have asked the Pope about a different teaching—universalism. And he may not have been so satisfied with the Pope’s assurance he believes that “Jesus is the only way of salvation.” He would have realized that this statement— consistent with inclusivism—still allows for people in other religions to be saved.

A more disturbing case would be if Bickle did, indeed, understand inclusivism. In this hypothetical situation, asking the Pope about universalism (when Bickle already knew the Catholic party line) would seem to have been disingenuous. Bickle would have been giving his followers a false sense of security by suggesting that Catholic inclusivism and Protestant exclusivism are the same. Granted, that possibility is just speculation. But it’s the only way I can make sense of Bickle’s seemingly misguided questions—apart from assuming they were prompted by theological ignorance. click here to continue reading Holly Pivec’s article

NEW BOOKLET:Beware of Bethel: A Brief Summary of Bill Johnson’s Unbiblical Teachings by Bill Randles

Pastor Bill Randles writes:

What would you think of a Bible school that sends young people out to literally prostrate themselves on the graves of deceased preachers so that the students can absorb “the anointing” that lingers on the graves? What about a church in which a mist containing feathers, gold, and jewel dust descends on the worshippers in the sanctuary? How about a church conference which features prophetic “tattoo readings” as one of the workshops?

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What would you expect of a church which is a combination of the Word of Faith error and the prosperity gospel of Kenneth Copeland and Kenneth Hagin, the signs and wonders of Oral Roberts and Benny Hinn, the false assumptions of the “spiritual warfare” and hyper-deliverance movement, the “prophetic movement,” and the gnostic mysticism of the Toronto Blessing? click here to continue reading Pastor Randles’ booklet

‘God d – – – you’ is in The Message “bible”??

Yeah, I know.

It doesn’t make any difference to many of you. You’ll talk about how it’s not a Bible, it’s a paraphrase (even though it’s used as a Bible per se by millions). Or you’ll reject calls for investigation and cast every criticism of The Message as judgmental. You’ll find all kinds of reasons to defend use of this unholy book.

Nevertheless, please read The Message’s blasphemous rendition of Micah 3:5:

Here is God’s Message to the prophets,
    the preachers who lie to my people:
“For as long as they’re well paid and well fed,
    the prophets preach, ‘Isn’t life wonderful! Peace to all!’
But if you don’t pay up and jump on their bandwagon,
    their ‘God bless you’ turns into ‘God d- – – you.’

[Reader, the above three letters have been removed by me, the full GD is in The Message “bible.”]

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (Exodus 20:7)

Now, I would like to point out the obvious: The beloved (earthly) author of The Message has violated God’s Commandment. Profaning the Lord’s name in Micah 3:5 cannot be found in any reputable rendition of the Bible, only in The Message.

As David Guzik notes in his excellent commentary:

a. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain: We can break [this] commandment through profanity (using the name of God in blasphemy and cursing), frivolity (using the name of God in a superficial, stupid way), and hypocrisy (claiming the name of God but acting in a way that disgraces Him). [1]

i. Jesus communicated the idea of this command in the disciple’s prayer, when He taught us to have a regard for the holiness of God’s name (Hallowed be Your name, Matthew 6:9). [2]

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How do you view your God? Do you have a high view of Him? A low view? Or no view?

Do you tremble at His Word? (Isaiah 66:2)

Or yawn?

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1)

Test the spirits.

The Message is not of God.

Source Notes:

1. https://www.blueletterbible.org/comm/guzik_david/studyguide_exd/exd_20.cfm

2. Ibid.

 

The Message “bible” butchers Psalm 1:1

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. (Proverbs 30:5-6)

My Word Like Fire

Eugene Peterson’s horrendous translation (?) of Psalm 1:1 compared to the genuine thing.

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Christ is ninety nine per cent God?

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At first, though, my host thought I was ribbing him. He knew little of psychics and had heard nothing before this of my adventures.”–A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson, from his official A.A. biography, PASS IT ON, pg. 277 (bold mine)

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

This blog, My Word Like Fire, was created to correct claims that A.A. and the Twelve Steps are, or ever were, Christian in origin. It is an important issue since many Christians enter Alcoholics Anonymous because they have been assured the co-founders were Christians.

According to A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson, “Christ is, of course, the leading figure to me. Yet I have never been able to receive complete assurance that He was one hundred per cent God. I seem to be just as comfortable with the figure of ninety-nine…

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The Apostasy is Happening

The Last Hiker is correct. It is happening. Have you noticed how few these days are even able to hear biblical warnings?

The Last Hiker

Tonight I listened to a teaching by Jacob Prasch that has  everything to do with what has been on my heart lately about the trash going on in the churches. I wanted to share it, because I know many of you are grieved about the same things that I am. This teaching will be a HUGE encouragement to you that we are not wrong; we are seeing things accurately, and scripturally.

The falling away is here. It has already begun. I had always pictured it as a  group of marginal Christians almost backsliding into the anti-Christ religious system. I thought it would be a good size group, but in my imagination it would be like 1/4 or 1/3 of the church. I pictured it being those who were not seriously committed, that the pull of the world would be too strong for them.

What I am seeing however, is that it…

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How to protect your loved ones from contemplative prayer

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                    Blast from the past: Interview with Castles in the Sand author

 

New to “Mike Bickle, International House of Prayer” page

  1. Betraying Christ: Mike Bickle embraces ecumenism, Catholicism (video)
  2. Francis Chan’s spiritual blindness
  3. Francis Chan: “I’ve just gotta say, man, I still love Mike Bickle”

 

For more Bickle/IHOP-KC articles click HERE 

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