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Thursday, 11 December 2014

TRINITY LIFE CHURCH LEICESTER - END OF YEAR REVIEW

This post is an end of year review and update following my articles on this blog and also on
https://standfirminthelord.wordpress.com concerning Trinity Life Church (TLC) which is an Assemblies of God Pentecostal denomination in Leicester.

This past year I have written about a number of alarming issues concerning TLC:

  • 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 FUNDING!
  • THEOCRACY: UNBIBLICAL TOP HEAVY LEADERSHIP WHICH EXCLUDES THE CONGEGATION IN DECISION MAKING AS AGAINST THE NEW TESTAMENT MODEL!
  • NEPOTISM = PARTIALITY!
  • ROCK MUSIC VERSUS WORSHIP!
  • CHURCH GROWTH BASED ON THE “SEEKER SENSITIVE” MEGA CHURCH CAMPUS MODEL RATHER THAN ON GOD'S BLUEPRINT FOR CHURCH PLANTING IN THE BOOK OF ACTS!
  • PLAYING HOST TO FALSE TEACHER/PROPHET MARK STIBBE IN 2011!
  • VALIDATION OF ARCH DECEIVER AND NECROMANCER BENNY HINN!
  • INVOLVEMENT WITH ECUMENICAL CHURCHES TOGETHER!
  • ENDORSEMENT OF FALSE TEACHER BILLY GRAHAM!
  • FALSE TEACHING: SMITH WIGGLESWORTH'S FALSE PROPHECY ABOUT END-TIME REVIVAL!
  • ADAM SIMMONDS REMOVAL OF TWO OF MY POSTS FROM BLOGGER IN FEBRUARY (HAVING BEEN DENIED EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY, I STILL BELIEVE THIS WAS ILLEGAL)!


As 2014 has progressed, it has become painfully clear to me that TLC have continued to steer a course which is in opposition to God’s Word whilst outwardly professing their love for Him. There does come a point when God will abandon people to the path they are determined to follow because they refuse to love the truth (2 Thessalonians 2/10). I am now beginning to wonder whether TLC have crossed the Rubicon.

SAUL’S UNFAITHFULNESS

Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, "Blessed are you of the LORD! I have carried out the command of the LORD." But Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?" (1 Samuel 15/13-14)

King Saul was commanded by the Lord to totally destroy everything belonging to the Amalekites and to put every single person and animal to death (1 Samuel 15/3). When the prophet Samuel arrived it was clear that Saul had not obeyed the Lord’s instructions. Saul had spared the best of the animals and everything he considered to be good. He also spared Agag, the king of the Amalekites. The next morning Saul set up a monument in his own honour! This was a defining moment for Saul, but he did not comprehend the seriousness of his situation. When he was challenged by Samuel, Saul insisted that he had obeyed the Lord:

And Saul said to Samuel, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD. I have gone on the mission on which the LORD sent me. I have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and I have devoted the Amalekites to destruction." (1 Samuel 15/20)

As a result of these actions the Lord rejected Saul as king over Israel (1 Samuel 16/1).

Below are some interesting comments from two commentaries on Biblehub:

While Saul's own conscience was silent they (the animals) were proclaiming his disobedience. these questions he put to convict him of the falsehood he had delivered; the bleating and lowing of these creatures proved him a liar, and were witnesses of his breach of the divine command; and one would think every bleating and lowing of these must alarm his conscience, unless dreadfully stupefied.
The reason for sparing the best cattle is very apparent, namely selfishness. But it is not so easy to determine why Agag should have been spared by Saul. It is by no means probable that he wished thereby to do honour to the royal dignity. O. v. Gerlach's supposition, that vanity or the desire to make a display with a royal slave was the actual reason, is a much more probable one.


When Saul persisted in declaring that he had obeyed, alleging that the animals, whose bleating was heard, had been reserved for a liberal sacrifice of thanksgiving to God, his shuffling, prevaricating answer called forth a stern rebuke from the prophet. It well deserved it—for the destination of the spoil to the altar was a flimsy pretext—a gross deception, an attempt to conceal the selfishness of the original motive under the cloak of religious zeal and gratitude. http://biblehub.com/commentaries/1_samuel/15-14.htm

Eventually Saul turned to full on occultism when he went to the witch of Endor (1 Samuel 28/7).

Similarly King Solomon turned away from the Lord after other gods: - And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods. (1 Kings 11/9-10). King Solomon was a prototype of the Antichrist: Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was 666 talents of gold.... (1 Kings 10/14)

What point am I trying to make by relating these incidents?

What we say about ourselves may actually be the very opposite of reality!!!

TLC: “WE LOVE GOD - He comes first, His Word is central and we aim for Jesus to be the centre of all we do.” http://trinitylifechurch.org.uk/our-heart/

TLC make great boasts about their love of and commitment to God, but they demonstrably do not keep the Word of God? Words are cheap, but the Bible says: By their fruit (deeds) you will know them. (Matthew 7/16) The acid test of anyone claiming to follow the Lord is: Do their actions match their words? Are they faithfully following the Word of God and devoting themselves to the the gospel of Jesus Christ and the apostles teaching?

The Bible invites us to examine ourselves, to see whether we are really in the faith (2 Corinthians 13/5). The way we examine ourselves is to test whether our doctrine matches up to God’s word i.e. Do we keep God’s word? If we do not then we have failed the test and are reprobates.

The deluded self assessment of the Laodicean church:

For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. (Revelation 3/17)

The reputation of the church in Sardis:

You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. (Revelation 3/1)

Christ commends the struggling church in Philadelphia because they KEPT HIS WORD:

I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet, and they will learn that I have loved you. Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth. (Revelation 3/8-10)

Love for Jesus Christ cannot be separated from keeping His word:

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. (John 14/23)

Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.” (John 8/51) When Jesus Christ uses the phrase amen, amen (truly, truly) His words are emphatic.

And the Word (Jesus Christ) became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1/14)

"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7/21)

The Bible talks about a different Jesus, a different spirit and a different gospel. These counterfeits usually focus on good works like helping the poor and a "social gospel" – TLC have these elements in abundance. 

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)  NOTE - WE ARE NOT TO PUT UP WITH IT!

Jeremiah’s warning about false teachers and prophets: They say continually to those who despise the word of the LORD, ‘It shall be well with you’; and to everyone who stubbornly follows his own heart, they say, ‘No disaster shall come upon you.’”

GAMBLING AND LOTTERY FUNDING!

TLC'S OPEN HANDS MATERIAL IS SATURATED WITH THE SATANIC 666 “LUCKY” CROSSED FINGERS LOTTERY LOGO!

TLC received their thirty pieces of silver from Big Lottery last year. In doing so they put their own agenda above biblical values and ethical considerations against gambling by applying for and accepting lottery funding. It is ironic that Director and Trustee of TLC Adam Simmonds is a Fellow of the Institute of Faith & Culture at CARE  (Christian Action Research & Education). CARE is an advocacy group that takes a very strong stand against gambling! http://www.care.org.uk/advocacy/gambling 

Who knows, there may be even more ungodly funding in the pipeline for The Open Hands Trust!
http://www.togetherinservice.net/event/fast-track-to-funding-leicester/
http://www.faithaction.net/events/faith-too-significant-to-ignore/report/ 

NEPOTISM!

I previously reported that there were three members of the Hind family owning the title of pastor at TLC following David Hind's appointment in 2007. This number has now increased and currently FOUR members of the Hind family hold the title of "pastor": "David and Susan Hind are the Senior Pastors of TLC; their son Tom Hind and his wife Philippa are the Campus Pastors of TLC @ UpperT. Tom Hind is also the Children’s Pastor and Worship Co-ordinator.” http://trinitylifechurch.org.uk/leaders/

THE UNBIBLICAL MULTI-SITE CAMPUS MODEL!

TLC: “We are one church currently meeting as 6 campuses.” – TLC Central, TLC @ Beaumont Leys, TLC @ Oadby, TLC @ Braunstone, TLC @ UpperT and TLC @ The Unithttp://trinitylifechurch.org.uk/our-heart/

The megachurch culture and CEO pastoral model of the multi-site campus model has been adopted by apostate ecumenical leaders such as Rick Warren (Saddleback Church), Mark Driscoll (Mars Hill Church) and Bill Hybels (Willow Creek Church). This was also the model adopted by false teacher Richard Taylor who lead the fake Welsh Outpouring at Victory Church in Cwmbran. Since my original post, Mark Driscoll has been ousted from Mars Hill Church and Richard Taylor has been forced to leave Victory Church in disgrace along with his sidekick Andrew Parsons.

MARK STIBBE EX LEADER OF THE FATHERS HOUSE TRUST!

I wrote in depth about Mark Stibbe and his visit to Leicester in 2011: http://eliora.hubpages.com/hub/A-CRITIQUE-OF-MISSION-SHAPED-COMMUNITIES-HOLY-TRINITY-LEICESTER

TLC was the main player in hosting false teacher/wolf in sheep's clothing Stibbe, the previous vicar at St Andrews Church in Chorleywood and founder of The Fathers House Trust. The other two churches involved in his visit were Holy Trinity Church (Anglican) and Knighton Evangelical Free Church. Together the leaders of these three churches exposed the body of Christ to a man who was well known to have been closely involved in all manner of apostasy. Stibbe was an integral part of the infestation of false teachers associated with Toronto and was closely involved with Todd Bentley. He supported the heresy of Todd Bentley’s so called “healing angel” named “Emma” amongst other questionable manifestations. Stibbe also promoted the so called “third wave” Toronto “blessing” at Chorleywood.

Another disaster: Mark Stibbe stepped down as the leader of FHT in 2012 due to his: “decision to enter into an inappropriate relationship with someone other than his wife.”

DAVID HIND'S SHOCKING ENDORSEMENT OF PROVEN FALSE PROPHET AND NECROMANCER BENNY HINN IN JANUARY 2014!

I must say that David Hind’s endorsement of false prophet and necromancer Benny Hinn shocked even me. Benny Hinn has strong connections with Roman Catholicism and his so called “anointing” is received from two dead people (supposedly - though actually demons), Kathryn Kuhlman, Aimee Semple McPherson and allegedly the Old Testament prophet Elijah. His visit to Leicester in January was endorsed by TLC, All Nations Church and Holy Trinity Church.
http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/the-circus-comes-to-town-false-prophet.html

UNHOLY ALLIANCES: ECUMENICAL CHURCHES TOGETHER!

BREAKFAST ON THE 10TH MAY 2014 - ST MARTIN'S HOUSE LEICESTER!

http://www.churchestogetherinleicestershire.org/index.php?module=pagesmith&uop=view_page&id=136

No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. (1 Corinthians 10/20) DID YOU GET THAT? According to the Apostle Paul, the “gods” of other religions are DEMONS.

· Ecumenism is worldwide unity among religions.

· Ecumenism is unholy unity with false religions.

· Ecumenism is the foundation of the one-world religion warned about in the Bible.

·
Ecumenism is the spirit of Antichrist.

· Ecumenism will usher in the Antichrist. 


“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.b You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. (Deuteronomy 6/4-5)

b - Or The LORD our God is one LORD; or The LORD is our God, the LORD is one; or The LORD is our God, the LORD alone

Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. (Deuteronomy 4/39)

"You shall have no other gods before me." (Deuteronomy 5/7)

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." (Matthew 22/37; Mark 12/30; Luke 10/27)

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

"Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters." (Luke 11/23)

            Pope John Paul 11 kissing the Koran


WHICH "GOD" DOES ADAM SIMMONDS PCC NORTHAMPTONSHIRE DIRECTOR AND TRUSTEE OF TRINITY LIFE CHURCH LEICESTER FOLLOW?

“The Northamptonshire Police Force and Fire Services are keen to explore co-operation with faith group leaders across the County in order to pursue the aim of making Northamptonshire the safest place in England. Recognising the fact that faith-based organisations are already taking the lead in Community Involvement throughout the Country, Adam Simmonds, the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, has set up THE OFFICE OF FAITH BASED AND COMMUNITY INITIATIVES in order to be able to help the Police to better engage with faith groups. The OFBCI is now looking to open discussions with those with leadership roles in faith groups and faith motivated initiatives throughout the County. They have already been in consultation with Churches Together Groups, Denominational leaders of the Christian Churches, leaders of the other Major Faith Groups and senior personnel of Street Pastors, Crime2Christ and other similar organisations, and they now wish to invite leaders of all faith groups…..” 
http://www.churches-together-northampton.org.uk/NovwebLOGOS.pdf

PCC addresses faith-based conference in Westminster:

Simmonds: “In January 2014 I created an Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI) within the Police and Crime Commission”. http://www.northants.police.uk/#!/News/24682

TLC:  “WE LOVE GOD - He comes first, His Word is central and we aim for Jesus to be the centre of all we do.”

TO FOLLOW: I shall be writing in more depth about how TLC's profession of faith is at complete variance with the political agenda of Adam Simmonds and his involvement with Freemasons, the OFBCI, Churches Together in Northampton, Interfaith Festival of Color Basti Ram and the Woolf Institute which specialises in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims from a multidisciplinary perspective. http://www.togetherinservice.net/latest/category/news/

http://standfirminthelord.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/the-trouble-with-adam-simmonds-pcc-northamptonshire/

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 John 4/1)


Dear Reader – Do you have questions about Jesus Christ and how to be truly saved? If so, then please read my post: GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST

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