Monday, May 30, 2011


Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries reports:


Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?” (Amos 3:3)

The Lord Will Always See Through Anyone’s Attempt At ”File Cabinet Orthodoxy”

As I said in previous AM posts such as Acts 29 Network And Reformed Counter Reformation Spirituality?and Acts 29 Pastor Matt Chandler On Being A Reformed Charismatic, in my estimation, there’s very good reason for concern as these people are rapidly growing in popularity, and in influence within the younger sector of the Reformed Camp; blessed as they are by Dr. John Piper, who’s seen by some as a “pioneer” of this New Calvinism.[1]

So now you have the backdrop as to why I believe it’s become necessary to begin looking more closely at what appears to be a form of postmodern Calvinism in that camp; one which professes Reformation theology while, at the same time, also embracing corrupt Counter Reformation spirituality. It just so happens that today I was again sent a link to a book review by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, where he looks at Dr. Piper’s When I Don’t Desire God.
In his review Dr. Gilley brings out his own concerns with some of the more curious teaching of Dr. John Piper:

Finally, Piper quotes favorably from a very disturbing stable of authors: Dietrich Bonhoeffer (popular liberal theologian, who, by the way, was executed not for his faith in Christ, but for his part in an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler) (p. 90), Dallas Willard (leader in the unbiblical spiritual formation movement) (p. 119), G.K. Chesterton (Roman Catholic author) (p. 196), and Richard Foster (father and main promoter of the infiltration of Roman Catholic mysticism into evangelical circles) (pp. 192-193). He also speaks twice of the “dark night of the soul” which comes from counter-reformation Catholic mystic St. John of the Cross (pp. 217, 229).

Most disturbing is Foster’s quote calling for “new prophets to arise in our day” to which Piper responds, “And when they arise, one way that we fight for joy in God is to read what they write” (p. 193). After authoring a book which majors on pointing us to the Bible in our fight for joy, it is disconcerting to now read of an encouragement to read the words of modern prophets; and coming from Foster’s perspective and Piper’s theology on prophets, they are both referring to extrabiblical revelation through present-day prophets). (Online source)

Most disturbing is right; you know e.g. from my articles such as Steve Gladen, Saddleback Church Small Groups, And Quaker Mystic Spirituality and Saddleback Church, Rick Warren, And Spiritual Disciplinesthat the Emerging Church would end up being a Trojan Horse; one which squishy evanjellyfish leaders would bring right into their own camp, even though it’s the vehicle from which this spurious CSM—a romanticized version of the Counter Reformation (hello!) spirituality of the apostate Roman Catholic Church—would be unloaded. You should know that the EC has been pawning off this spurious CSM for years as so-called Spiritual Formation.

I’ve also explained to you it happens to be an incontrovertible fact that the main purveyors of CSM would be the Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster, along with Southern Baptist ministerDallas Willard; whom many people don’t seem to realize is quite literally Foster’s spiritual twin and teaches, and practices, the exact same things. You may recall that I’ve also told you, in no uncertain terms, it’s well past time for evangelical leaders to begin recognizing the inclusive, and increasingly universal, fruit of this disgusting spiritual skubalon of a vertible cult of Foster-Willardism.

Yet as we look in the library of Bethlehem Baptist Church where John Piper is pastor we find Richard Foster, Prayer Finding the Heart’s True Home...

In his The Dangers of Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Disciplines, a thorough, and Biblical, dismantling of Willard’s twisting of God’s Word in the book above, Christian apologist Bob DeWaay carefully shows us that on one hand Dallas Willard admits these so-called spiritual disciplines are not taught in the Bible, but then on the other, he does try to teach Foster-Willardism’s quasi-Quaker and Roman Catholic mysticism is actually found in Matthew 11:29-30; where Jesus says to us — “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Obviously, on the face of this text we don’t see any semi-ascetic so-called spiritual disciplines; Willard instead imports them into this passage of the Bible.

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For the entire article, which includes Bethlehem Baptist Church's webpages which show them offering New Age Contemplative authors, along with more information and footnotes go here.

For information I have written about regarding John Piper, go here.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Gospel

(James Smith, "Christ Exalted, Saints Comforted, and Sinners Directed" 1855)

"For we know, brethren beloved by God, that He has chosen you--because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction." 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5

The gospel reveals . . .
a Savior, in whom we must trust;
a Sovereign, whom we must obey;
a Priest, on whose atonement we must rest;
a Prophet, from whom we must learn;
a Friend, in whose love we must confide;
a Brother, from whom we may expect;
a Father, whose authority we must revere;
an Apostle, whose mission we must copy; and
an Advocate, to whom we must commit our cause.

The gospel . . .
flows from the free love, rich grace, and abundant mercy of our God;
is founded in the Savior's person, mediation, and death;
becomes effectual through the revelation, operation, and application of the Holy Spirit. By it, He begets faith, imparts love, and excites hope; and when accompanied by His blessing--the gospel is received in demonstration and power.

The gospel . . .
produces penitence--and godly sorrow for sin;
begets hatred to sin--and love to holiness;
weans from the world--and wafts the affections to heaven;
makes us zealous for God--and the good of immortal souls;
delivers us from the power of darkness--and translates us into the kingdom of Jesus;
crucifies the flesh--and liberates the spirit;
unites Christians in love--and raises us above the fear of death;
fortifies us against persecution--and makes us rejoice in suffering for Immanuel's name;
humbles the spirit--and dignifies the man;
destroys covetousness--and makes us benevolent;
roots out pride--and implants meekness;
transforms us from the world--and conforms us to God;
begets hatred to impurity--and makes us chaste;
throws down idolatry--and leads us to worship God;
conquers SELF--and exalts Christ;
softens the hard heart--and produces kindness;
delivers from sin, Satan, and the world--and devotes body, soul, and spirit to the Lord.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Family Radio Employees Stay

As I knew would happen, Harold Camping said May 21 was a "spiritual" and not a physical "rapture". How that's even possible is beyond me. He's sticking with his Oct. 21 date of total destruction ("physical") of the world. Yeah, he's going to say that too, was merely physical, on Oct. 22. Then he'll just have to embrace the heretical Hyper-Preterism and be done with it since his predictions are never real. Scripture says that the REAL Rapture will be physical and the destruction of the heavens and the earth will be physical too.

While this is pretty clear to most, what's an outgrowth of this problem is that "Christians" are not leaving Family Radio (Camping's radio stations), even though many didn't believe his prophecy.

According to one report:

On its website, Redeemer Broadcasting also addressed Family Radio employees, many of whom don't believe in Camping's teachings, and urged them to seek employment elsewhere.

According to Redeemer, over 80-90 percent of staff at Family Radio disagree with Camping.

"We know many of you personally, and empathize with you. You have been forced to produce programming for a man who no longer walks in the precepts of the Historic Christian faith. You are terribly frustrated, your hands are tied, and there is little to do but wait it out. There is a light at the end of the tunnel – please call us, and we can provide some encouragement."

To have refused to leave this abomination for the sake of an income shows that perhaps those 80-90% are not HIS either. They rather have money than be loyal to the Christ they call Lord. These are not ignorant people, helpless victims. Oh no, these people are making money off of a false teacher, false prophet, and false Christian who is taking money from thousands on top of everything else, and leading many astray. Blood money, demonic money. Its utterly shameful. Rather, they should have quite the moment they heard the false teachings of Camping, and trusted the Master for His care for their finances. He blesses those who obey Him and seek to put Him above all else.

What's worse than this date setting by fake prophet Camping, and therefore makes any "Christian" staying at any Family Radio station that much more of a traitor, is his utterly demon teaching against the church. He states that "The Holy Spirit has abandoned the churches." That which Jesus builds, that which He died for, that which He sustains, apparently Camping thinks is gone. So basically he's calling God a liar and a forsaker of His own!

Heb 13:5 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"
Heb 13:6 so that we confidently say, "THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?"
Heb 13:7 Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Heb 13:9 Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.

A false teacher cannot have a life worth imitating because his faith is itself an imitation. Camping is a glaring example of this. He's an utter hypocrite in doctrine and practice. Jesus Christ is faithful to those who are truly His, who abide in His Word which shows they belong to Him, feeding off of biblical truth and growing in the grace and knowledge of Him. This protects the soul from strange teachings which do not lead to a godly life, but one of chaos, confusion, and instability in mind and life.

I believe this is the real reason Camping has so many followers: justifying their hatred toward the local church and rebellion against the Lordship of the Lord. Such people are not HIS, but are an enemy of the King of kings. They speak against the King, they spread mutiny against the King and do not belong in His kingdom, but rather that of their own king, Satan's.

Mat 16:18 "I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

Mat 18:15 "If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16 "But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED. 17 "If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

Heb 10:25 Do not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Heb. 13: 17 Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Churchless people avoid the blessing and reject the accountability of being under the leadership of godly leaders in a local assembly. They reject church discipline, partaking of the Lord's Table which is a command until He comes to remember His finished work on the cross; they reject baptism of new believers into membership; they reject giving offerings to the church and missions which are to come through local churches; they reject ministry spiritual gifts in the assembly as dictating by the Lord; they don't lead people into rebellion against the commands of qualified men to be leaders to shepherd HIS flock in a local assembly (1Peter 5; Titus 1; 1Tim. 3).

They are attracted to a group that promotes mutiny and treason. That is appealing to the flesh and shows they do not have a new heart that submits to the Lordship of the Lord (see Rom. 10).

Friday, May 20, 2011

Barack Hussein Obama: You Are Shameful

I'm utterly ashamed of our president, Barack Hussein Obama.

His stand against Israel and for terrorists is unbelievable. When he speaks the way he has against Israel, he does NOT speak for me! His heart, which is pitted against America and Israel while hailing terrorists and Islam, has been now clearly established. A man who so hates us and our values and loves Islam and socialism so much would want to run for president shows that he has no integrity or loyalty to the Constitution that he SWORE he'd uphold, nor does he have one iota of respect for our Founding Fathers nor Americans who love this country.

Barack Hussein Obama, when he speaks, speaks solely for his wicked self and not for me.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Doug Wilson and Mark Driscoll: Together At Last

Two false teachers with two common bonds: Calvinism and John Piper. I'm not surprised in the least.

Doug Wilson and Mark Driscoll to share the pulpit at "Grace Agenda" which has NOTHING to do with biblical grace, but only their carnal, fleshly, unbiblical agenda.


So it seems there are two topics I think are red flags:

"Masculinity" will be Driscoll's gig and "Godlust" is Ben Merkle's. Please note that putting "lust" with God is horrific. Its a page taken right out of Piper's book, where he did the same with hedonism and made up a new term, "Christian Hedonism".

Continuing in his obssession with sex is Driscoll's "Love Life 2011" conferences. I find Driscoll's notions of masculinity to be more of that of a bully.

Women Publicly Teaching Unbiblical Doctrine and Practices To Men and Women Violates Scripture: I'm not your problem, God's Word is

I continue to notice how many emails I get from people who are angry, mad, or upset with me for calling out the unbiblical ministries of Kay Arthur, Beth Moore, and Priscilla Shirer .

After laying out the foundational problems and comparing what these women errorneous teach and to whom they teach, against the standard of Scripture, people are still getting mad at me. Folks, I'm not the one to be mad at. I'm merely exposing these public women teachers for their indefensible violations of Scripture. God has already spoken in His Word: women are not to teach men, for it was the woman who was deceived not the man. And these women, Arthur, Moore, and Shirer, are examples of why this prohibition is in place by God Himself.

What is very clear is that people who claim Christ are not offended by what offends HIM. They are not angered by what angers HIM. It appears that anger, except for theirs of course, is unholy and uncalled for.

If only these people who are far more tolerant of their unbiblical, ungodly teachers, would also show me the same tolerance and acceptance....