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Monday, 12 November 2018

THE BIGGEST ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM BY CLOSING STAGES




“Correcting his opponents with gentleness.  God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.” – 2 Timothy 2:25
“Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 8:12
"Having been in the UK for less than 24 hours. I have spoken to some pastors who have been threatened by Jacob Prasch if they meet with me or have me speak at their churches. This relentless and spurious attack against myself and those who refuse to side with Moriel has driven me to cancel my trip and return to South Africa on Wednesday.
I sincerely apologize for letting folk down but I can no longer minister under this cloud of accusation and threats against people that I dearly love and care about. I refuse to respond in the flesh and seeing that Jacob refuses to meet to try resolve his issues with me, I am left with no other choice than to step away for the sake of peace in the Body and healing for those who have been deeply hurt by this ungodly and wicked business. Until the Lord brings resolution to this whole debacle, I am choosing to step away from ministering outside my local church.
I do hope that reasonable folk are able to understand my position. Perhaps one day should the Lord choose to vindicate me, I will return to the UK.
Until then, may the Lord bless His Church and cause her to grow into the image of Him who loved us and died for our transgressions.” – David Nathan (1)
Jacob Prasch may have initially pointed out valid errors in David Nathan’s teaching but he has continually ignored Nathans willingness and appeal to correction and reconciliation. Now the sheep are left to contend with two erring brothers/leaders and try to sort through this mess. Tragically, Jacob Prasch won’t let it go and apparently has an agenda of destroying David Nathan.  All the while ignoring David Nathan’s appeals and openness to correction and reconciliation.
Jacob/Moriel continually persists in putting out letters and videos addressing David Nathan’s error etc.. (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
David has continually in all his public addresses of these issue’s, asked for reconciliation and was open to correction ALWAYS. (8) (9)
 Jacob Prasch says  “Philippians 1:9 “That your love may abound in all knowledge and real discernment.  Unless there is discernment and doctrinal knowledge of God’s Word, you don’t have the love of Jesus.” (1)
Jacob may want to read verses 9 & 10 together, as it certainly speaks to his continual offensive behavior.
Philippians 1:9-10 “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all judgement. That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.”
Thayer Definition: knowledge:
1) precise and correct knowledge
1a) used in the NT of the knowledge of things ethical and divine
Thayer Definition: without offence
1) having nothing to strike against, not causing to stumble
1a) of a smooth road
1b) metaphorically of not leading others to sin by one’s mode of life
Strongs: actively inoffensive, that is, not leading into sin; passively faultless, that is, not led into sin: – none (void of, without) offence.
His actions speak for themselves and certainly are a stumbling block to many. Prasch’s repeated railings and now threatening others to not associate with David Nathan is brutish and ignorant and is completely lacking in “knowledge of things ethical and divine.” His insincerity and over the top offensiveness are apparent and blatant even within his own ranks. Yet many continue to be bullied into silence and comply, so they don’t become his next target. This behavior is not new to Prasch, this is what he does and has done to many in the past.

The biggest elephant in the room (yes there is more than one) in all of this is, WHY hasn’t Jacob Prasch embraced David Nathan as a brother who has been and is willing at every turn to be corrected and reconciled????? This should continue to ring louder and louder in the ears of all who have been impacted, shipwrecked, and heart-sick over this.
Jacob Prasch still continues  to rage like a rampaging imbecile with no thought or concern for the body of Christ.  There is no doubt that Jacob  will continue to put out more videos and letters of “clarification” etc.  plus whatever threats and antics he does behind closed doors. I do want to thank David Nathan for at least bringing this to the light. Perhaps Jacob will see the wisdom in accepting your offer to be corrected and reconcile. Till then, the question will remain, Why hasn’t Jacob Prasch embraced this offer from David Nathan?
What was so obvious to me is the fact that Jacob choose to ignore David’s pleas to work through it, didn’t seem to bother anyone else. I finally figured out why, it’s twofold for me. Coming out of deception and being beaten by those who we had to break away from I realize that seeing unjust, cruel treatment of other believers is a trigger for me. I now find it ironic that Jacob, who is known for speaking out against false teachers, yet he has the same mode of operation that they have when they are threatened or challenged.
The second thing is, I have honestly never seen a well-known leader be willing and open to correction and reconciliation. More importantly, is David’s concern for the body of Christ at all cost to him. Praying for God’s intervention and wisdom in all of this.
  1. https://www.facebook.com/john8v32
  2. https://www.moriel.org/articles-and-news/7120-important-notice-regarding-david-nathan-aug-2018.html
  3. https://www.moriel.org/articles-and-news/7130-jacob-prasch-response-to-david-nathan-sept-5th-2018.html
  4. https://www.moriel.org/articles-and-news/7130-jacob-prasch-response-to-david-nathan-sept-5th-2018.html
  5. https://youtu.be/7x9t_kgPNho?list=UUAFAz3Yau0kVYdr1nZ4IFTQ
  6. https://youtu.be/VeRUtdJpuXE?list=UUAFAz3Yau0kVYdr1nZ4IFTQ
  7. https://youtu.be/Hxn0FrfJHYU
  8. https://youtu.be/Hxn0FrfJHYU 

Monday, 5 November 2018

MORIEL'S LETTER TO STUDIO SCOTLAND & GLOBAL VISION24/7

The following letter from Moriel Ministries to Stuart Menelaws of Studio Scotland & Global Vision24/7 is perhaps a cautionary lesson for anyone considering challenging Jacob Prasch.

The primary lesson is that we should not bear false witness (Deuteronomy 5:20; Mark 10:19), and this is in fact precisely what Global Vison24/7tv did in David Nathan's Right of Reply video. {1} The excerpt of the Q&A video at Bill Randle's church was edited in such a way that was unworthy of GV24/7, and it has resulted in further unpleasantness. As David Lister says, the video resulted in "misleading viewers from the factual reality seen on the unedited video." Moriel's subsequent unedited video does give us the true picture. {2} This further video has made it very difficult for those of us who, despite our reservations, have attempted to support David Nathan, believing him to be an innocent victim. Another problem is that Nathan's old? video of the "healing jacket" was in fact put up on YouTube in June of this year. Why would Bread of Life Ministries air a false teaching that was retracted by Nathan years ago? All is definitely not as it first appeared to be. (Psalm 51:6).

Nevertheless, Prasch's false intra-seal theory that he has taught as doctrine on a number of occasions is an enormous issue. Also outstanding is the question of his ecumenical association with David Noakes and Clifford Hill of Issachar Ministries. Prasch has consistently ignored these serious matters, but they bear witness to the fact that he is no better than other false teachers. I think there is a word for that somewhere! (Matthew 7:1-5). 

Both Lister and Prasch reject Nathan's false teaching that a personal word from the Lord is co-equal with the written Word of God. I agree. We test everything by the scriptures. (1 John 4:1; Acts 17:11). David Noakes' "prophecies" do present a problem in this respect however since he has the presumption to prophesy in the first person of the Lord. If a "prophet" speaks in the first person of the Lord, he is, by definition, speaking the very words of God. In this particular case, technically, Noakes' "prophecies" are supposedly co-equal with the written Word! Perhaps Prasch would like to illuminate us on this point?

LETTER FROM MORIEL TO STUDIO SCOTLAND & GV 24/7 - 29TH OCTOBER , 2018
To : Mr. Stuart Menelaws
Studio Scotland
Fife, Scotland, UK
Dear Sir
I am writing in my capacity as International Administrator for Moriel Ministries.
As you are aware, the Moriel board has determined various teachings of Mr. David Nathan, formerly associated with Moriel, to be false and heretical.
We reject Mr. Nathan’s denial of the Gospel not being eternal and the Blood of Jesus not being eternally efficacious while the blood of millennial animals will be. Here, we are in agreement with the public letter in this regard by Pastor Bill Randles. We further reject David Nathan's false teaching of a personal word from The Lord being co-equal with the Written Word of God, and his insistence that God The Father is not the Creator and that The Father never created anything. We additionally reject as categorically false the teaching posted on the internet on the 24th of June of this year that Christians can pray the anointing of God into the fabric of a jacket or tie.
While we accept Studio Scotland and GV24/7 have the legal right to promote and promulgate such a heretical "ministry", it is something with which we want no association. Our board was frankly shocked to see that you had edited the Q&A video of Jacob Prasch and David Nathan at Pastor Randle's church, misleading viewers from the factual reality seen on the unedited video.
When Jacob Prasch agreed to appear in your films 'The Daniel Project' and 'The Daniel Connection', he did so in good faith as unto The Lord for evangelistic aims. He received no remuneration as did the secular actors in your films, nor did he ask for any. We know at least one of these films, and possibly both have been sold to secular interests. Jacob Prasch did not do these films 'gratis' for commercial reasons but as a faith based enterprise only.. Neither he, nor his board wish material featuring him in film, orally, in name, image, or otherwise being distributed by an organisation promoting what we can only deem as heresy, nor have his name or work misused for commercial purposes in any non Evangelical enterprise.
Moriel is is also in total harmony with those pastors, churches, and ministries that have banned David Nathan as a false teacher such as Tony Pearce, John Haller, Pastor Charles, The Christian Ministers Fellowship International (CMFI), Genesis Radio & TV and various others.
We respectfully request therefore that you immediately remove these two videos having Jacob Prasch and any other containing any narration by Jacob Prasch. We are a ministry, not a business, and we uphold scriptural truth, we do seek not any alliance with those merchandising such serious doctrinal error of a blatantly heretical and very serious nature.
Kindly remove aforementioned titles featuring Jacob Prasch. Neither he, nor we wish his name to be even be associated with Studio Scotland.
Sincerely,
David Lister
**DISCLAIMER** The Moriel Facebook page is for posting announcements. It is not a forum for open discussion and/or debate. To limit this, we have opted to hide ALL comments from ALL users. We reserve the right to delete any comments or ban any disruptive users. We highly encourage everyone to private message us with their comments or concerns. {3}


{1} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD2y77fF7sk
{2} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeRUtdJpuXE&t=1384s
{3} https://www.facebook.com/MorielTV/posts/2146077629043983?__tn__=K-R

Sunday, 4 November 2018

ADAM SIMMONDS AND TRINITY LIFE CHURCH LEICESTER ONGOING CONCERNS

Adam Simmonds, Northamptonshire's first Police and Crime Commissioner, was elected on 15 November 2012. The events surrounding Simmonds' term as PCC were quite extraordinary to put it mildly. He quickly gained a reputation for cronyism and overspending. In particular, his questionable plan to sell Wootton Hall in Northampton at less than half its value was just one of his bad ideas. Thankfully this decision has finally been reversed by Stephen Mold, Simmonds successor. The BCC reported on the 29th of October that the sale of Northamptonshire Police HQ was cancelled because it "did not represent value for money".

"A report from the office of Northamptonshire PCC Stephen Mold criticised plans by his predecessor Adam Simmonds to sell Wootton Hall.

Mr Simmonds valued the site at £3.45m, but Mr Mold said it had been consistently valued at more than £7m.

The BBC has approached Mr Simmonds, also a Conservative, for a comment.

Mr Simmonds, who was the county's first PCC between 2012 until 2016, argued Wootton Hall was not fit-for-purpose and that selling it would save £40m over 25 years.

  Image caption Stephen Mold (left) revised the sell-off plans of his predecessor Adam Simmonds (right)

The decision to sell the building was signed-off on his final day in office.
'Concerned'

The land was acquired by the Education Funding Agency, with a view to it being used for Wootton Park School - a state-funded free school offering a specialised policing and public service-focused curriculum.

However, the terms of the deal were revised less than a year later by Mr Mold, although a section of the site - previously occupied by flats - was eventually sold for £2.85m to accommodate the school, which opened in 2016.

In a report published by the Office of the PCC, auditor KPMG said Mr Simmonds' plans were not supported by a detailed business case and had not been fully costed.

Mr Mold said he was "concerned" that "the operational impact on policing" from selling Wootton Hall "had not been fully understood or planned for, nor sufficient arrangements put in place for the relocation of police headquarters".

He said: "It was also clear to me that the sale did not represent value-for-money, either for the force or taxpayers."

Mr Mold said a new plan would see the site redeveloped as a joint police and fire headquarters."
{1}





Stephen Mold also put an abrupt end to Simmonds' Interfaith Programme, the controversial Northamptonshire Police Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI). {2}

In 2016 the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigated claims that Simmonds had breached the Data Protection Act by disclosing "sensitive" information relating to a criminal investigation to third parties between November 7, 2013 and May 1, 2014. {3}The IPCC subsequently passed the findings of its inquiry to The Crown Prosecution Service and Simmonds was charged with breaching the Data Protection Act and misconduct in public office. {4} The jury at Southwark Crown Court failed to reach a verdict after more than 12 hours of deliberations. The CPS later determined it was "not in the public interest to hold a retrial", and Mr Justice Nicholas Green directed a not guilty verdict. {5} Simmonds did not stand for re-election in May of 2016, although he denied the IPCC inquiry was the reason.

Simmonds' term of unrighteousness lasted for 3 years 7 months, during which time there were at least four petitions against him as well as the No-more-Simmonds community on Facebook, {6} and also retired Northamptonshire Police Officer Justin Brown's former website, www.justintelligence.net.


Investigation in to the appointment of Assistant Police & Crime Commissioners in Northamptonshire
https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/47413
Vote of no confidence in Adam Simmonds PCC for Northamptonshire https://www.change.org/p/police-crime-panel-northamptonshire-vote-of-no-confidence-in-adam-simmonds-pcc-for-northamptonshire
Sack Adam Simmonds - Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire
https://www.change.org/p/david-cameron-sack-adam-simmonds-police-and-crime-commissioner-for-northamptonshire
Public Inquiry into Wootton Park School & The Northampton Free School Trust
https://www.change.org/p/keith-vaz-mp-chair-of-home-affairs-select-committee-public-inquiry-into-wootton-park-school-the-northampton-free-school-trust

Simmonds' claim to be a "committed Christian" in tatters!

Last but not least, Simmonds' former position as Director and Trustee of Trinity Life Church in Leicester was also very troubling. Open Hands Trust, the so called "compassion charity" of Trinity Life Church in Leicester, were "lucky" enough to receive, a large lottery award of £446626 in 2014. Was it a coincidence that Open Hands' lottery award was granted during Simmonds' position as Director and Trustee of TLC? TLC is a Pentecostal Assemblies of God Church claiming to be "biblical". However I have proved a number of times that TLC's dubious practices as a wannabe megachurch do not represent biblical Christianity at all! Open Hands' lottery grant has enabled TLC to gain a significant foothold over the vulnerable and homeless people of Leicester. This is very concerning considering the recent abuse cases against TLC's partner, the former Jesus Army cult, now Leicester Jesus Centre/Jesus Fellowship, an organisation that Simmonds also had connections with.

Following the publication of my posts concerning Open Hands' lottery award, Simmonds took the unprecedented action of removing two of my posts from Blogger. I believe that this action was illegal for a number of reasons. However, despite considerable efforts to obtain information both from the Police Complaints Commission and Google, I was unable to resolve this issue satisfactorily. After taking advice, I republished these two posts unedited without a further problem! It appears that I was not the only person who suffered from Simmonds censorship:

Justin Brown: "It seems my previous post about censorship by Adam Simmonds has itself been censored by Facebook. I have not been contacted by Facebook explaining the reasons why or who the request to remove the content was from.

Like many other folk I have had comments posted onto the on line version of the Chronicle and Echo removed in relation to Adam Simmonds. I have had no notification as to the reason why despite writing to the editor personally seeking clarification. From my previous FOIA request to the OPCC we know Simmonds office has requested the removal of such comments. I have submitted a new FOIA request to the OPCC seeking answers, along with a request to Facebook asking why posts on this forum are now being censored.

I also note blogs critical of Simmonds posted elsewhere on the web have recently been censored."

Simmonds was once described as "A young man in a hurry", by the Guardian. {7}
In a hurry, no doubt, but his destination is debatable! (Matthew 23:33).

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. (Proverbs 6:16-19)


Simmonds now seems to have found a position better suited to his ecumenical inclinations as Head of Logistics at St John the Baptist Church in Leicester (CofE). Disturbingly, he is currently Foundation Governor St John the Baptist Primary School also in Leicester. {8}

I look forward to critiquing Simmonds' book 'Being First' in due course.

Previous posts on this subject:
https://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.com/search/label/Adam%20Simmonds%20PCC%20Northampton

https://wordpress.com/view/periloustimesshallcome.wordpress.com

Friday, 2 November 2018

BILLY GRAHAM'S NEW AGE CHRIST

For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. (2 Corinthians 11:4).

Billy Graham has been admired and praised repeatedly over the years by various denominations as a great evangelist and a man of God. For many people, Graham's ministry was compelling, and yet his methods generated public opposition from a number of his contemporaries due to his compromise with ecumenism. In 1963 Graham invited Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones to chair the first World Congress on Evangelism, the predecessor to Lausanne. However Lloyd-Jones objected to the presence of Roman Catholics and liberals on Graham's crusade platform. He stated publicly that visible unity with those who are opposed to essential matters of salvation was sinful. Lloyd-Jones also stood against the invitation system (altar calls) that Graham had adopted in his crusades, saying that he believed the invitation system was a source of mass-delusion and harm to churches. {1} For the same reasons, in March of 1966, Bob Jones Jr. said that Graham was "doing more harm to the cause of Jesus Christ than any living man". {2}

The Ecumenical Movement is the quest for unity throughout the three main Christian denominations and their various offshoots i.e. Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant. The Roman Catholic Church is at the forefront of these efforts. Doctrinal differences go far beyond superficial squabbles amongst Christians. (1 Timothy 4:16). Critically sound doctrine verifies the exclusivity of Jesus Christ and His claims as the one and only Son of God, the Saviour of the world. The question: "Who do men say that I am?" (Matthew 16:13) is still the most important question that echoes throughout history. Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.” (Luke 9:20). Peter's confession constitutes the sum of the Christian confession i.e. by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, is the only way to the Father. (Ephesians 2:8-9). Jesus confirmed this when he declared Himself to be ..the door of the sheep: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. (John 10:1). “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.." (John 14:6). This is the truth that Roman Catholicism denies at its very core by insisting that submission to itself, the RC Church and its sacraments are additional requirements necessary for salvation. Roman Catholicism is intensely hostile to the real Jesus Christ! They have added to the scriptures and by doing so they have denied the very gospel itself. (Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32; Proverbs 30:6; 1 John 2:22). The scriptures are clear enough on this vital subject, and yet all the main denominations are now ecumenical, including the majority of those who claim to be "evangelical". The ecumenical "Jesus" is none other than the usurper, the New Age Christ of Theosophy and the United Nations. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. (1 John 4:3) ..the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

Billy Graham repeatedly and fundamentally misrepresented the exclusive salvific purpose of Jesus Christ. He actually went even further than ecumenism because he recognised other faiths as well as pseudo-Christian denominations. His various affirmations that people can be saved apart from the name of Jesus Christ are a fundamental contradiction of the scriptures. The confusion lies in the fact that Graham did preach the true gospel during his crusade presentations. However many supposed converts were immediately thrown to the wolves i.e. the RC Church, Jewish synagogues and other apostate denominations. Thus Graham and his wicked associates used the invitation system to covertly facilitate the failure of the supposed aim of the crusades. In fact, they did everything possible to ensure that the word would be snatched away from many potential converts before it could take root. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. (Matthew 13:19). It is debatable how many people were actually saved through Graham's duplicitous crusades.

January 1978 interview with James Michael Beam of McCall’s magazine: 'I Can’t Play God Any More'. “I used to believe that pagans in far-off countries were lost — were going to hell — if they did not have the Gospel of Jesus Christ preached to them. I no longer believe that. … I believe that there are other ways of recognizing the existence of God—through nature, for instance—and plenty of other opportunities, therefore, of saying ‘yes’ to God.” {3}

In 1985, Los Angeles reporter David Colker asked Graham: What about people of other faiths who live good lives but don’t profess a belief in Christ?” Graham: “I’m going to leave that to the Lord. He’ll decide that” {4}

During his infamous television interview with Robert Schuller on Saturday, May 31, 1997, Graham once again affirmed that people can be saved apart from the name of Christ:

SCHULLER: Tell me, what do you think is the future of Christianity?

GRAHAM: Well, Christianity and being a true believer—you know, I think there’s the Body of Christ. This comes from all the Christian groups around the world, outside the Christian groups. I think everybody that loves Christ, or knows Christ, whether they’re conscious of it or not, they’re members of the Body of Christ. And I don’t think that we’re going to see a great sweeping revival that will turn the whole world to Christ at any time. I think James answered that—the Apostle James in the first council in Jerusalem, when he said that God’s purpose for this age is to call out a people for His name. And that’s what God is doing today, He’s calling people out of the world for His name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world, or the Christian world, or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ because they’ve been called by God. They may not even know the name of Jesus, but they know in their hearts that they need something that they don’t have, and they turn to the only light that they have, and I think that they are saved, and that they’re going to be with us in heaven. 

SCHULLER: Well, what I hear you saying, that it’s possible for Jesus Christ to come into human hearts and soul and life, even if they’ve been born in darkness and have never had exposure to the Bible. Is that a correct interpretation of what you’re saying?

GRAHAM: Yes, it is, because I believe that. I’ve met people in various parts of the world in tribal situations, that they have never seen a Bible or heard about a Bible, and never heard of Jesus, but they’ve believed in their hearts that there was a God, and they’ve tried to live a life that was quite apart from the surrounding community in which they lived. 

SCHULLER: This is fantastic! I’m so thrilled to hear you say that! There’s a wideness in God’s mercy!

GRAHAM: There is. There definitely is.

Part II of that interview was broadcast on Sunday, June 8. In the following excerpt confirms Graham's close association with the Roman Catholic Church:

SCHULLER: You knew ... Fulton Sheen. You knew these men. Your comments on both of these men [Fulton Sheen and Norman V. Peale].

GRAHAM: The primary way of communicating is to live the life, let people see that you're living what you proclaim.... [comments on his friendship and conversations with Fulton Sheen] I lost a very dear friend, and since that time, the whole relationship between me and my work, and you and your work, and the Roman Catholic Church has changed. They open their arms to welcome us and we have the support of the Catholic Church almost everywhere we go. And I think that we must come to the place where we keep our eyes on Jesus Christ, not on what denomination or what church or what group we belong to. {5}

Graham's rhetoric absolutely lined up with the New Age Christ promoted by the United Nations and the Roman Catholic Catechism which states: "Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the Gospel of Christ or his Church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart, and, moved by grace, try in their actions to do his will as they know it through the dictates of their conscience - those too may achieve eternal salvation." (Paragraph 847). {6}

The Theosophical Society was founded in 1875 by Satanist and channeler Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. Alice Bailey subsequently claimed that her teachings were a continuation of Blavatsky. A publishing company, initially named Lucifer Publishing Company (now Lucis Trust), was established by Alice and Foster Bailey in the State of New Jersey, in May 1922 in order to publish the book, Initiation Human and Solar. {7} Like Blavatsky, Bailey’s teachings were also channeled from supposed "ascended masters", and revolved around the central concept of the Second Coming of a personal Christ, the so-called “Lord Christ-Maitreya” aka the “World Teacher” for humanity. This is none other than the Antichrist, the false New Age Christ of ecumenism.

Lucis Trust - The Christ

The Christ has been for two thousand years the supreme Head of the Church Invisible, the Spiritual Hierarchy, composed of disciples of all faiths. He recognises and loves those who are not Christian but who retain their allegiance to Their Founders—the Buddha, Mohammed and others. He cares not what the faith is if the objective is love of God and of humanity. If men look for the Christ Who left His disciples centuries ago, they will fail to recognise the Christ Who is in process of returning. The Christ has no religious barriers in His consciousness. It matters not to Him of what faith a man may call himself.
The Son of God is on His way and He cometh not alone. His advance guard is already here and the Plan which they must follow is already made and clear. Let recognition be the aim. Alice Bailey

He is that Great Being Whom the Christian calls the Christ; He is known also in the Orient as the Bodhisattva, and as the Lord Maitreya, and is the One looked for by the devout Mohammedan, under the name of the Imam Mahdi. He it is Who has presided over the destinies of life since about 600 B.C. and He it is Who has come out among men before, and Who is again looked for. He is the great Lord of Love and of Compassion, just as his predecessor, the Buddha, was the Lord of Wisdom. ... He is the World Teacher, the Master of the Masters, and the Instructor of the Angels, and to Him is committed the guidance of the spiritual destinies of men, and the development of the realisation within each human being that he is a child of God and a son of the Most High. Alice Bailey
{7}


{1} Iain Murray, Evangelicalism Divided: A Record of Crucial Change in the Years 1950 to 2000 (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2000), P76.
{3} McCall's Magazine, January 1978.
{4} Los Angeles Herald Examiner, July 22, 1985.
{5} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axxlXy6bLH0
{6} http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p123a9p3.htm
{7} https://www.lucistrust.org/resources/the_christ

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

NEW BREXIT REFERENDUM PLANNED BY THE ILLUMINATI AND THE VATICAN

Bob Mitchell of Shofar Ministries draws attention to end time bible prophecy as it relates to our own times. (Daniel 2:31-43).



Sunday, 21 October 2018

DOES JACOB PRASCH REALLY CARE ABOUT DOCTRINE? MORIEL MINISTRIES

I have previously warned that Jacob Prasch will be sharing a platform with ecumenical "prophet" David Noakes whom he regards as a "valid prophetic voice", at Moriel's Scottish Conference in November. {1} Noakes' first person extra-biblical prophecies should be of great concern to anyone supporting Moriel. We know that the canon of scripture is complete and that any prophecy should be tested against the scriptures. (1 John 4:4) These extra-biblical "revelations" from Noakes concerning Britain are highly irregular for two reasons. Firstly he is ecumenical, which as many will appreciate, precludes him from the office of "prophet" and in fact even puts doubt upon his faith as a genuine believer. Secondly, Noakes' prophecy concerning Britain has no foundation in the scriptures. The Bible contains all the revelation we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). The Bible is “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). 

This is not the first time that Prasch has supported an ecumenical teacher! He openly supports ecumenist and false prophet Clifford Hill, founder of Issachar Ministries and Prophecy Today. His baffling endorsement of ecumenist Chuck Smith is another blatant case in point. {2} More recently, Prasch's endorsement of Billy Graham's false ministry as portrayed by Jackie Alnor is also inexplicable considering his previous criticism of Graham. {3}

The Plank in Jacob Prasch's Eye

Apart from his ecumenical associations, Jacob Prasch's intra seal theory is a preposterous denial of the gospel! Intra-seal is a perverse doctrine that cuts unbelievers off from God during the final seven years of history, the period known as Daniel's seventieth week. Intra-seal has been taught by Prasch several times dogmatically. It is important to make the distinction that David Nathan (Bread of Life Ministries South Africa) proposed his millennium theory as his own opinion. He has repeated this proviso on a number of occasions. Intra-seal is more dangerous than Nathan's millennium error since it concerns the salvation of unbelievers in this age. Prasch teaches John Nelson Darby's pre-trib error that the Holy Spirit is the "restrainer" of 2 Thessalonians 2:2-3. There is absolutely no foundation for this view in the scriptures. Prasch also teaches that the Holy Spirit will be taken from the world, that there will be no church (since when did believers cease to be the church?), there will be no gospel, grace will come to an end, there will be no conviction of sin etc. for these final seven years. How then will unbelievers be saved during the 70th week, and where does it say any of these things in the scriptures? Shall we write off unbelievers during the 70th week on Prasch's say so?

As far as I am aware, David Nathan has not challenged intra-seal directly. However, on at least one occasion he categorically stated that the "restrainer" of 2 Thessalonians 2:2-4 is the Archangel Michael and not the Holy Spirit. On a past video recording, he explained the phrase: "At that time", confirming that Daniel 12:1 refers to Israel and the end times, and that Michael will “stand aside” (Hebrew amad): "That is who is restraining, it is Michael, the angel that God has set over his people Israel." David Nathan not only confirmed the pre-wrath position, he also confirmed that a seven year tribulation is definitely not found in the scriptures. As such he has rejected intra-seal by default. The YouTube video in question has unfortunately been deleted: Eschataology Part 7 (The seven seals). {4}

David Nathan's lack of support for intra-seal may be a factor explaining why he really fell out of favour with Prasch who does not like to be gainsaid. This very subject was brought up by Lifestyle C who no longer endorse David Nathan since Prasch's termination of their association:

Danie Strydom, Lifestyle C: "With this response by Jacob we concur although we personally have more questions outstanding currently that have not been answered to satisfaction in our own context in South Africa on teachings on Prayer as well as Reformed Theology and the Angel as Restrainer with which we differ with David and which has also led to this decision!" {5}

It would be very helpful to get clarification from David Nathan  about his intra-seal views, although perhaps he considers that a counter attack upon Prasch's dubious eschatology is unwise at this time (?)

The primary requirement for anyone pronouncing judgement on another is that the "judge" does not have the same or a worse sin in their own lives. In fact Matthew 7:1-5 promises that hypocritical judgements upon others will bring about judgement upon ourselves. Jacob Prasch has put himself in a very perilous position before God a number of times, but it seems to have peaked out in his attack upon David Nathan. Considering Prasch's undeniable ecumenical associations and his own false intra-seal theory that he teaches dogmatically, is Prasch in a position to judge David Nathan on any level? He is clearly not qualified to take the "splinter" out of David Nathan's eye. Even if he were in a position to expose Nathan's error, which he is not, the manner this has been executed has reinforced him as a particularly unpleasant character together with his henchman Servus Christi aka Joshua Chavez. Moriel already has a reputation as an abusive ministry. An abuser is called a "reviler" in the scriptures and Christians are warned against associations with such people. (1 Corinthians 5:11)

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
(Matthew 7:1-5).

Pulpit Commentary: "..the passage as a whole does not say that we never ought to try to remove such "motes," but that this is monstrous and almost impossible so long as we ourselves have a fault of so much magnitude as censoriousness."

Gill's Exposition: "Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye,.... Very rightly does our Lord call such a man an hypocrite, who is very free in remarking and reproving other men's sins, and covering his own; and indeed, one end of his critical observations, rigid censures, and rash judgments is, that he might be thought to be holier than he is."

Matthew Poole's Commentary: "That it is notorious impudence to pretend to censure and judge others for sins in which we live ourselves." 

"a perverse judge.." {6}

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. (Romans 2:1 cf. John 8:7).


I do have reservations about the ministry of David Nathan due to the views he proposed about animal sacrifices and the Blood of Christ in the Millennium, albeit that he has now modified those views. Critically, David Nathans Right of Reply {7} omitted Bill Randles voiced concern: "It is inconceivable for me to believe that anyone could be reconciled to God on any level other than by the blood of Jesus." {8} This edited video by GV247.tv was misleading, and the resulting response by Jacob Prasch puts both Stewart Menelaws and David Nathan in a bad light. Regarding David Nathan's teaching about clothing/cloths being infused with healing power, apparently this was retracted some years ago (?) Clearly there have been (or still are) doctrinal errors within Bread of Life Ministries that cannot easily be dismissed. (James 3:1).

In spite of my reservations, David Nathan's full apology on Bill Randles blog does show a humility I have rarely, if ever, seen in a bible teacher. I think he deserves credit and encouragement for this. True followers of Jesus Christ surely do not want him to be completely cast down beyond measure. None of us are without sin.. we would not want our own failings aired in such a vicious manner! The Lord's blessing and help will surely be there for anyone who is willing to humble himself so publicly and completely. I have to admire David Nathan for this.

15th October 2018

Dear Pastor Bill

Thank you for the spirit in which your open letter has been written and the grace extended to me, to publically express my position and understanding of animal sacrifices and the Blood of Christ in the Millennium which has caused much unwanted consternation and strife amongst the brethren. This was never my intention and if I could, I would turn the clock back and do things very differently. I also want to apologise publicly if I appeared to come across in the teachings as arrogant and prideful as I certainly never intended to be, for my desire is to reflect Jesus at all times although I am aware I often fall short.

Sadly this unpleasant circumstance has exposed the hearts of numerous believers and many have brought a serious indictment against the Church of Jesus because of their conduct and responses, I do not exclude myself.

For this, I cannot take the blame exclusively as there is a correct and biblical way to deal with disagreement and error which was not followed. I do not write this as a justification or a defence but rather as a warning that what has transpired between myself and Moriel must never be repeated again for sake of our testimony to the world and those of the flock who have been badly shaken.

To begin with, I want to acknowledge that I made some very dogmatic statements which instead of giving emphasis to what I was try to explain, had the complete opposite effect and misconstrued what I was trying to convey. For this, I want to unreservedly and wholeheartedly apologise.

I am extremely grateful that you acknowledge that I do not teach that there is salvation except through the shed blood of Jesus and that the whole concern is regarding the Blood of Jesus and salvation in the Millennium alone.

The statement which I should not have made but rather should have sought to express myself very differently and that folk have objected to is, “The Blood of Jesus will not profit anyone, anything in the Millennium.”

In using this phrase, which I regret, I was not stating that the Blood of Jesus does not cleanse in all ages as this would be a clear violation of scripture. His blood alone can take away sin and every sacrifice from Genesis 3:21, when the Lord clothed Adam and Eve in tunics of skin to the sacrifices of the Millennium all point to Jesus. In the teaching I kept using the word atone to describe the purpose of the millennial sacrifices in the sense that they do not remove sin but cover sin. I reiterate again that I do not teach nor believe that the sin of an animal or animals can ever remove sin. Not under the Old Testament, not now nor in the age to come. Only the Blood of Jesus can remove sin both now and forever, including the millennium. This is and has always been what I have believed though I did not express it succinctly in the series on Eschatology.

I only offer the above as an explanation of why I used the phrase and not as an excuse for trying to justify using it. I was wrong to use it as it does not, nor ever did convey what I actually believe regarding the eternal cleansing power of the Blood of Jesus which alone removes sin for all ages.

I sincerely apologise for misrepresenting my beliefs and using a phrase that instead of explaining what I believed rather distorted them and led to confusion among believers and dissension between myself and Moriel Ministries. Moriel TV very unfortunately produced a highly edited video that took various statements that I had made out of context which only exasperated the issue. (They have done this on more than one occasion since Tim Wirth was replaced)

The motive for this remains unclear as in response to my meeting with Jacob in May, Jacob Prasch himself admitted in an email dated 22 July 2018, and I quote, “The best I could gauge the situation personally was that he partially misrepresented his own actual beliefs in the manner he addressed an important theological issue and was to some degree misunderstood. David Nathan does subscribe to the Moriel statement of Faith that The Blood of Christ cleanses from all Sin.”

I add this not as an excuse for poorly communicating my beliefs as already mentioned but rather to evidence that for reasons never disclosed, Moriel TV sought fit to produce a biased video that exaggerated the error out of context.

I have already and will continue to re-edit these teachings to remove anything that contradicts what I have conveyed above.

Regarding Moriel’s video comparing me to Benny Hinn in an old teaching I did in 2009. I want to state that I no longer believe what I taught and berate myself for still even believing that in 2009.

I can categorically state that I absolutely do not teach this anymore and I have edited the video in question to reflect this and will go through old teachings to make sure that this does not appear. I have issued an apology already for this and gladly do it again.

I do hope that this letter serves to remind us all that none of us is above correction nor do any one of us know all truth as Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 13:12 but we are all to be teachable and be willing to learn. Where we err we must repent and apologise where necessary.

Thank you Pastor Bill for making this platform available.

May the Lord continue to mature us and keep us by His grace until we all come to the knowledge of the truth.

Blessings in Jesus who alone bore our sins and purchased eternal life for them that will believe,

David Nathan.
{9}

Perhaps this is the right time to clarify that I do not have a "vendetta" against Jacob Prasch as has been circulated by some. I have simply exposed the errors contained within intra-seal, Prasch's ecumenical associations and his hypocrisy. I do not like false teachers, particularly those who are enemies of the remnant church. Other than the above, I have no interest in Jacob Prasch whatsoever.


{1} https://www.moriel.org/
{2} https://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.com/2018/08/was-chuck-smith-ecumenical-jacob-prasch.html
{3} http://christiansentinel.com/2018/02/22/legacy-billy-graham/
{4} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmUbFG064X8
{5} http://lifestylec.com/a-scriptural-response-to-david-nathan-his-proponents-by-jacob-prasch/
{6} https://biblehub.com/matthew/7-5.htm
{7} https://www.gv247.tv/movies/shepherd/she_right2reply1.htm
{8} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeRUtdJpuXE    @ 23:00 minutes
{9} https://www.facebook.com/john8v32/posts/2779900135357176

Thursday, 18 October 2018

THE SATANIC NATURE OF HALLOWEEN EXPOSED

Halloween: A sinister celebration of death and darkness

Halloween has grown in popularity over recent years – it is associated with activities like trick-or-treat, ghoulish masks and costumes, jack-o’-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing etc. The paraphernalia of Halloween has evolved into a multi-billion-pound, global annual celebration for all ages. In the UK, various events are being advertised, ranging from ghost tours, ghost trains, hauntfests, séances etc.

http://www.halloweenattractions.co.uk/
http://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/halloween-in-london
https://www.warwick-castle.com/explore/halloween-haunted-castle.aspx

The current celebrations of Halloween are derived directly from ancient druidic Baal rituals which took place about 2000 years ago. Baal is a synonym for Satan in the New Testament. Samhain (pronounced sah-win) was a three day fire festival when the Druids performed human sacrifice and other vile satanic rituals. The night of October the 31st was dedicated to Samhain, the Lord of the Dead, symbolised by the horned god and the stag god. It was believed that on this night the boundary between the living and the dead was obscured and the spirits of the dead returned to the earth. Bonfires were lit to honour the dead, to aid them on their journey and to keep them away from the living. It was believed that all kinds of ghoulish creatures like ghosts, witches, monsters, ogres, vampires, hobgoblins and demons roamed about on this night.

Historical documents from the works of Lucan, Julius Caesar, Suetonius and Cicero confirm that the Druids practiced human sacrifice. These documents were previously thought to be a biased view by the Romans; however they have been taken more seriously in recent years due to archaeological evidence of druidic cannibalism and human sacrifice. The Romans abhorred the rituals of the Druids and the Roman general Suetonius finally massacred them on the Isle of Anglesey around 60AD.

Julius Caesar - De Bello Gallico:
"All the people of Gaul are completely devoted to religion, and for this reason those who are greatly affected by diseases and in the dangers of battle either sacrifice human victims or vow to do so using the Druids as administrators of these sacrifices, since it is judged that unless for a man's life a man's life is given back, the will of the immortal gods cannot be placated. In public affairs they have instituted the same kind of sacrifice. Others have effigies of great size interwoven with twigs, the limbs of which are filled up with living people which are set on fire from below, and the people are deprived of life surrounded by flames. It is judged that the punishment of those who participated in theft or brigandage or other crimes are most pleasing to the immortal gods; but when the supplies of this kind fail, they even go so low as to inflict punishment on the innocent."

These days Halloween is a very important night for Satanists, Neo-Pagans, Witches, Illuminists and others. The "Witches Sabbath" and "Black Mass" is celebrated by the Church Of Satan on the 31st of October. This is a night when satanic rituals are performed and human blood sacrifices are offered on alters.

"I'm glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year." ~ Anton LaVey, Founder of the Church of Satan (now deceased).

Some information about how modern day Halloween derived its practices:

TRICK OR TREAT: On Samhain the Druids would go into villages demanding human sacrifices from households. If the household complied then they believed that they would be protected from evil spirits. If they did not comply the Druids would curse the family and paint a hexagram symbol on the front door in human blood that would attract evil spirits.

JACK-O’-LANTERNS: Some accounts say that the original jack-o’lanterns were candle-lit human skulls. Other accounts say that they were hollowed out turnips carved with a demonic face and filled with a lighted candle of human fat. They are said to represent a damned soul and were thought to protect against evil spirits.

BONFIRES: The origin of the word bonfire is Bone-fire. The Druids burned human and animal sacrifices inside a wicker man to appease their gods.

WICKER MAN: A giant man shaped structure made out of wicker, twigs, branches, hay and straw. It had multiple compartments where sacrifices would be caged. The whole structure would be set on fire and burnt, killing everyone trapped inside and fulfilling the Druids sacrifice.

APPLE BOBBING: Before the ceremony began the human sacrifices were given the chance to live if they could get an apple out of a cauldron of boiling liquid on their first attempt without using their hands. If they were successful then they would be freed, although they would receive severe burns to the face and neck which would likely have a life-long affect. If they were unsuccessful then they would be killed on the spot.

FANCY DRESS: Known as “guising” (disguising oneself). The Druid priests would dress up in hideous masks and costumes to ward off evil spirits.

As you can see, every appearance of Halloween is associated with evil. Halloween has its origins in satanic Druid rituals involving blood, death and evil spirits. Halloween is at best unwholesome and at worst demonic.  Why would anyone want their children to participate in activities which glorify death and darkness? By wearing masks and costumes, people can take on the characteristics of the thing they represent and children are particularly vulnerable. When combined with spells, rhymes, divination and other occult activities Halloween is particularly dangerous. Halloween may seem like harmless fun, but it can create an opening for the demonic. 

These days a growing number of secular people are speaking out against Halloween. Some find it to be a mild nuisance, while others, particularly the elderly and vulnerable have experienced outright intimidation and speak about being frightened in their own homes, particularly if they reject trick or treaters.  

The authorities in the UK are now offering some resources to help with this problem: 

The No Trick or Treat" poster can be downloaded on the internet or posters can be collected from many police stations and local council offices. Shopkeepers also have the option of displaying a poster saying that they will not sell flour and eggs to young people during Halloween.
THE BIBLE

The Bible strongly condemns all forms of the occult:

When you come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD. And because of these abominations the LORD your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the LORD your God, for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do this. (Deuteronomy 18:9-14 See also 2 Kings 1:17, 21:6; 2 Chronicles 33:6; Leviticus 19:26, Exodus 22:18)

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. (Ephesians 5:11)

TURN AWAY FROM DARKNESS TO THE LIGHT

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5)

Jesus Christ: “I am the light of the world.”

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8:12, 3:19)

I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.
(John 12:46)

So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” (John 5:35-36)

The New Testament repeatedly tells us to “repent” – this means to change one’s mind or purpose.

God desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
(1 Timothy 2:4).

Tragically many people love darkness and will not come to the light:

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. (John 3:19)

This short video by Paul Washer explains salvation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXOWyjB7d24

A word of warning:


Many churches today are false churches; they do not teach the true Gospel of Jesus Christ or follow Him. They have all the outward appearance of godliness and they may seem to be successful, but in fact they are mere stooges of Satan (Matthew 23:27). To become involved with any of these false churches would be catastrophic.

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ (Matthew 7:21-23)


LINKS 

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/03/090320-druids-sacrifice-cannibalism.html