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Saturday, 8 February 2014

TRINITY LIFE CHURCH AND OPEN HANDS LEICESTER: BEWARE COUNTERFEIT CHRISTIANITY

An important question to ask about “Christian” churches and charities is: Do they honour Jesus Christ above everything else? Are their teachings and actions Biblical? Are they concerned about doctrine? What are their ethics? What are their associations? etc. When we look at Trinity Life Church (TLC) who claim to be "evangelical", we find multiple problems, not least their pursuit and acceptance of “lucky” crossed fingers 666 lottery funding. The conditions TLC have been obliged to meet in securing evil 666 lottery funding is an insult Jesus Christ and holds Him up to contempt.

RED FLAGS PREVIOUSLY OUTLINED:
  • PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST IS PROHIBITED AT OPEN HANDS AS A CONDITION OF RECEIVING BIG LOTTERY FUNDING!
  • RECIPIENTS OF LOTTERY FUNDING EQUALS UNGODLY APPROVAL OF GAMBLING!
  • TLC MUST DEMONSTRABLY BELIEVE AND ABIDE BY UNBIBLICAL SECULAR EQUALITY VALUES AS A CONDITION OF SECURING LOTTERY MONEY!
  • TLC'S OPEN HANDS MATERIAL IS SATURATED WITH THE SATANIC 666 “LUCKY” CROSSED FINGERS LOTTERY LOGO!
  • THEOCRACY: UNBIBLICAL TOP HEAVY LEADERSHIP AS AGAINST THE NEW TESTAMENT MODEL FOR DECISION MAKING!
  • NEPOTISM = PARTIALITY!
  • ROCK MUSIC VERSUS WORSHIP!
  • CHURCH GROWTH BASED ON “SEEKER SENSITIVE” MEGA CHURCH CAMPUSES RATHER THAN ON GOD'S BLUEPRINT FOR CHURCH PLANTING IN THE BOOK OF ACTS
  • DOCTRINE: NO TRUE SHEPHERD WOULD EXPOSE THE PEOPLE OF GOD TO FALSE TEACHERS/TEACHINGS, MARK STIBBE BEING A PRIME EXAMPLE!
  • THROW YOUR BRAINS OUT WITH YOUR BIBLE IF YOU FOLLOW A “PASTOR” WHO VALIDATES THE MINISTRY OF ARCH DECEIVER AND NECROMANCER BENNY HINN!

For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. (2 Peter 2/20)

For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God. But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned. (Hebrews 6/4-8)

There is much more that can be said as we shall see.

TLC: LOVE AND COMPASSION TO THE VULNERABLE – REALLY?
DAVID HIND – THE BIG PICTURE 2014 – 02/02/2014 http://www.trinitylifechurch.org.uk/messages/

Here we have yet another self-congratulatory presentation! God help you all at TLC. David Hind's pseudo spiritual presentation with the odd reference to “Jesus”  is astonishing in its arrogance. It is all about how well TLC are doing in their own eyes rather than based on right judgement.

Through our compassion charity Open Hands we are privileged to show the love and compassion of Jesus to some of the most vulnerable people in our city.” http://www.trinitylifechurch.org.uk/

Beware of self promoters who parade their good deeds publicly:

Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips. (Proverbs 27/2)

Beware of practising your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 6/1)

Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. (Proverbs 3/7)

Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgement.. (John 7/24)

To judge (Greek κρίνω krinó) i. e. to distinguish right or wrong accurately based on God's word. It is essential for Christians to judge in this sense in order to avoid being deceived.

The leadership of TLC have proved in many ways that they do not care about the flock that God has entrusted to them (which should be their first priority [John 21/16-19;1 Peter 5/2]). This being the case, they cannot possibly really care about the vulnerable? If they really cared about the vulnerable then they would preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them – their greatest need! If they really cared about the vulnerable, they would reject the restrictions of secular equality values imposed by Big Lottery and the money that goes with it. If anyone wants to run a charity and abide by secular equality values, then fine, but it is a lie to pretend to do it in the name of Jesus Christ – it is to hold Jesus Christ in contempt. I believe that God is very angry.

TLC are running a couple of businesses in the name of "Jesus". They are getting all the benefits of charity status, grants, donations and all the advantages of tax exemptions etc. in the process, but they do not honour and obey the Lord. This may fool some people, but it does not fool God!
No matter how many affirmative “words” and “pictures” Hind gets from his cronies, if his actions do not agree with THE WORD then these other “words” are false. You conceive chaff, you give birth to straw..... (Isaiah 33/11).

Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? (Luke 6/46)

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 7/22-23)

LET US MAKE A NAME FOR OURSELVES

Just because David Hind keeps ramping it up and prophesying: Enlarge the place of your tent..... (Isaiah 52) and suchlike does not make anything he says valid.

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” (Genesis 11/4)

The right examples to follow:

Jesus Christ made himself of no reputation (Philippians 2/70).

John the Baptist said that Christ must increase and that he (John) must decrease - that is, in fame, credit, and reputation among men (John 3/30). As TLC increases in the flesh, Christ decreases among them - He withdraws and abandons them.

Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. (James 4/15-17) It is definitely not God's will to show the love and compassion of Jesus to the vulnerable in a void of secularity on evil lottery money. God's commission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and make disciples first and foremost (Matthew 28/19).

Laodicea means peoples opinions (laos = laity dice = opinions). It is to judge and decide matters to the exclusion of Christ’s rule within His Church - this is an apt description of TLC. Laodicea makes the deadly error of putting their own opinions before right judgement. They talk themselves up and no doubt believe their own publicity, but the reality is that they are wilfully blind to their true condition of spiritual wretchedness: 

For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realising that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. (Revelation 3/17-19)

..each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. (1 Corinthians 3/13)

AWKWARD QUESTIONS

Beware of church leaders who respond to “awkward questions” by reiterating the party line more loudly and forcefully than before in an attempt to divert attention away from their unbiblical actions. They are a “rebellious house” (Ezekiel 2/6-7; 3/27; 12/3; 44/6). Unlike the apostle Paul who boldly faced his critics head on, TLC are dismissive of “criticism”  as they define it. Why could Paul answer his critics boldly, and why won't TLC?  If TLC could answer, they would easily be able to demolish the points against them biblically, but they will not answer because they cannot answer. TLC continue to pat themselves on the back and ignore the undeniable facts when they should repent.

HELPING THE POOR AT THE EXPENSE OF HONOURING JESUS CHRIST IS A DECEPTION!

Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. Jesus said, Leave her alone, so that she may keep it or the day of my burial. For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.” (John 12/1-6)

Judas Iscariot is a major type of the Antichrist, being the only other person to share the title “Son of Perdition”  with the final Antichrist. One thing we learn about him is that his outrage about the expensive ointment and his interest in the poor was a deception. Sinful motives often hide themselves under the mask of reverence for another virtue, and in Judas' case it was a powerful deception. Matthew tells us that all the disciples became indignant after Judas' false protestation (Matthew 26/8). Notice that the person who was really serving Jesus Christ, Mary, came under fierce criticism from this pretender who in turn influenced others against her. There are many antichrists (1 John 2/18). An important lesson from this is that antichrist deceivers are plausible; they can lead many Christians astray and cause them to prioritise other things over and above honouring the Lord Jesus Christ. Even now many professing Christians have been deceived by the spirit of antichrist and have accepted a counterfeit social gospel which deceptively supplants the teachings of the Jesus Christ.

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. (2 Corinthians 11/13-15)

DO NOT BE YOKED TOGETHER WITH UNBELIEVERS

David Hind says that he wants to work with other so calledchurches” and charities locally. This may sound like a good idea to the uninformed, but yet again Hind is operating in the flesh - this is not God's will.  

One of the churches that Hind is known to be involved with is Holy Trinity Church in Leicester (CofE) which purports to be “evangelical”. The problems of association with the CofE are multiple; they have recently embraced paganism in order to boost their numbers; they have caved in on same sex marriage; they ordain homosexuals; they are ecumenical and interfaith; they practice infant christening........... the list just goes on and on. These are all doctrines of demons.The Church of England is in spiritual darkness; it is a member of the World Council of Churches (WCC) which is part of the harlot church system and is on its way to Babylon. The WCC is in turn involved with Roman Catholicism, ecumenism and pagan religions.  I don't see John McGinley complaining about any of this and standing firm in the faith (Ephesians 6/10-20). 

John McGinley has endorsed Benny Hinn on his Twitter page.  He embraces eastern mysticism with “Breathe”  and monasticism, both of which are demonic. He implemented false teacher Mark Stibbe's Mission Shaped Communities in 2011.  During my time at Holy Trinity, McGinley appointed a known Freemason onto the prayer team and then failed to comprehend the gravity of my complaint! I find it difficult to believe that church leaders really are that naïve. https://twitter.com/johnmcginleyhtl

The lines have been blurred because of association and participation - the Bible calls this spiritual adultery. What agreement has the temple of God with idols? (2 Corinthians 6/16)  The leadership of TLC have abandoned the Word of God and are putting the body of Christ at TLC at great risk.

Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel..... (Philippians 1/27).

The Bible says that true Christians should have nothing to do with deeds of darkness (Ephesians 5/11; 2 Corinthians 6/14-16; see also Acts 17/11)

I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? (1 Corinthians 10/20-22)

Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. (2 Timothy 5/22)

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons..... (1 Timothy 4/1)

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15/33)

My son, fear the LORD and the king, and do not join with those who do otherwise..... (Proverbs 24/21)

David Hind's desire to work with secular charities is equally ill conceived. Secular organisations have an entirely different motivation from Bible believing Christians because they have the perspective of the world. The Bible describes unbelievers as God's enemies (Colossians 1/21). Churches (at least true ones) cannot be yoked together with secular organisations, we are in the world but not of the world (John 15/19). The Christian priority is to glorify Jesus Christ as against any so called “good” secular agenda. Worldly Influences are destructive to the church - the merging of Christianity with the world is precisely what God warns Christians against.

Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. (Romans 8/8)

And it is impossible to please God without faith. (Hebrews 11/6)

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6/14)

DAVID HIND'S VALIDATION OF BENNY HINN!

What kind of example is this? Really I should rest my case here.  This terrible witness should be enough to put any true believer to flight. Hinn is entirely demonic and communes with evil spirits. You might as well go to a spiritualist meeting as attend one of Hinn's meetings.

Below is a comment received from a reader of my previous post:

David Hind was: “front row on the left of the stage, he had to move his chair when the 'ministry' time started at the end. Slouched and chewed gum through the whole time!? On stage sitting near choir were Ian Rossol, a 'Bishop' Lupiya and an Asian businessman who co-ordinated event, sorry don't know name, worship lead by mixed choir and worship leader from All Nations.”

So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (1 Peter 5/1-5)

BY THEIR FRUITS YOU WILL KNOW THEM

From a biblical standpoint David Hind is a false leader, purely from the evidence and not from any biased viewpoint of mine. He says some things which sound convincing and seem “godly”, but he mixes truth with error which makes him sound credible to those who are spiritually naive. Jesus Christ said “by their fruits you will know them.” (Matthew 7/16)   I would not call anyone out as a false leader lightly, but there is no other possible conclusion. A true shepherd would not do the things that David Hind does. Hind has orchestrated the systematic erosion of everything biblical at TLC; everything sound has been decimated piecemeal - and now the icing on the cake, evil 666 Lottery money in the name of doing God's will – it is unconscionable!

Sadly there are people around David Hind who, for whatever reason (and they will have to give an answer for it), have backed him up and given a foothold to the enemy. I really do fear for the people involved with TLC – they are in extreme spiritual danger.

And must my sheep eat what you have trodden with your feet, and drink what you have muddied with your feet? (Ezekiel 34/19)


Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues.....” (Revelation 18/4)





5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What do TLC say, if they are approached about this stuff? I find it amazing to think that any pastor/eldership team would not be open to comments.

Treena Gisborn said...

What should happen and what does happen at TLC are two different things. They are free to respond, but I doubt very much whether they will. What they are doing is indefensible - there is no explanation that could possibly agree with the scriptures.

Anonymous said...

I too, live in
Leicester, and am alarmed by what goes on here in 'the name of
church'...and I thank you for writing as you write.

Andy T said...

Hello Treena,

excellently written again with undeniable questions raised as to the leadership of these churches.i doubt that such men will read these posts and be dismissive if they do but a 'trumpet call' needs to be sounded'.

And may I say from reading your previous blogs that the sense and direction of what you write comes not from some personal crusade against the fellowships you previously worshiped in but a desire to see the church grow and mature. Luke wrote to Theophilus the gospel so that he would know the certainty of what he was taught and that he would be able to stand against the errors from false teachers. Surely such is the message that you write, a call to come back to Gods' gospel, that gospel being the power of God unto the salvation of those who believe. Certainly the deceiver would wish to come and have his way with the church of God. I hope that like the mighty friend of King David you are able to stand defending the middle of the harvest field though all depart around you until your sword cleaves rigid to your hand.The Lord wrought a great victory that day. bless you Treena,

Andy T

Treena Gisborn said...

A very powerful comment Andy. I do hope that the leaders of Leicester will repent and escape the wrath to come - I am praying for them. However, the "falling away" is prophesied in the Bible and well underway. I believe that the main purpose of my writing is a call for true believers (the remnant) to come out of apostate churches and turn back to the Lord and His Word. Thank you for your encouragement. God bless you.