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Saturday, 26 March 2016

The lethal "futuristic" interpretation of Revelation Chapters 2-3 by Randy White

Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be refined, but the wicked shall act wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand. (Daniel 12:10-11)

Randy White became the pastor of a small congregation at Taos First Baptist Church in New Mexico in 2015 following his previous possition for 12 years as pastor at the First Baptist Church in Katy TX. He has created the Dispensational Publishing House based in Taos to become the "go to" source for dispensationalism. Surprisingly for such a claim, he fails to define dispensationalism in any detail.{1} 

I do not intend going into the complexities of the various strands of dispensationalism in this post, but I do wish to identify a very serious problem with Randy White's article: The Seven Churches of Revelation: A New Look in which he states " .....the letters to the seven churches of Revelation 2-3 are entirely future, only directly relevant to seven congregations of Jewish believers that will exist after the rapture of the church and unbelievers!" 

Randy White: "I think it is worthy of consideration that the seven churches of Revelation might be future congregations of Jewish believers living in the renewed age of the Law (the final seven years which has been decreed but never fulfilled, Daniel 9:24-27). If read in light of the Law, we would not directly apply them to the church today (just as we would not apply the Old Testament or even the Gospels to the church). If this change of focus is made, the seven letters become a message to seven groups of Jewish believers in the Day of Jacob’s trouble, giving new light and relieving us of some challenging exegesis." 

The above statement places Randy White firmly in the camp of extreme dispensationalism, a dangerous teaching which has a number of variants e.g. Hyper-dispensationalism, Mid-Acts Dispensationalism, Ultra-Dispensationalism, Bullingerism etc. Dispensationalism originated in the nineteenth century with the Father of Dispensationalism, John Nelson Darby (1800-1882). Darby's dispensational theology evolved out of the controversial pre-tribulation rapture theory which he claimed as his own, although actually there is strong evidence that it originated with the the Irvingites.{2} Dispensationalism has gained widespread acceptance within evangelicalism mainly through C.I. Scofield's Reference Bible (published in 1909). The "new" teachings of John Nelson Darby were marked as heretical by many well known church leaders and scholars of his time, including Charles Spurgeon, George Muller, Samuel P Tregelles, R.L. Dabney, and L.L. Warfield. Benjamin Wills Newton went as far as voicing his concern that Darby was working for the Jesuits!{3} 

Modern scholars and leaders of note, such as Joe Schimmel, John Haller, Dave Macpherson etc. also castigate the extreme views of Darby. The DVD by Good Fight Ministries, Left Behind or Led Astray is an excellent well researched presentation of the pre-tribulation rapture history.{4}   

Hyperdispensationalists and ultradispensationalists emphasise that Israel and the "mystery church" i.e. the Body of Christ are two mutually exclusive groups with two different gospels and two distinct ways of salvation. They view the four gospels and the gospel preached by Peter in the early part of the book of Acts as a works based gospel relevant only to the Jews. Only the Pauline epistles are relevant to the church because they are the only books that teach that salvation is by grace through faith in Christ. As such, most hyper/ultradispensationalists view water baptism and the Lord’s Supper as ordinances uniquely applicable to these early Jewish New Testament believers. Similarly, the books of  Peter, James, Jude, Hebrews and the epistles of John were addressed to the Hebrew church and are not for the Body of Christ. They also teach that the Book of Revelation is addressed exclusively to the Jewish church of the tribulation.

Randy White: "If the letters to the churches are future, then we would not apply the letters to these churches to our own age and our particular church any more than we would do so for the remainder of the book of Revelation, taken futuristically. For example, while it is insightful to know that a coming one-world leader will have an economic system that requires his mark for buying and selling, a believer today who holds to a pre-trib, pre-millennial interpretation will not spend fruitless time worrying about what this mark is or how they will put food on the table. These issues are non-starters for a pre-trib dispensationalist, and the doctrine taught in the book of Revelation is knowledge of the coming 'Day of Jacob’s Trouble,' relating to Israel and the nations of the world during the tribulation." {5} 

The above statement is highly irresponsible and it puts pretribulationist believers in a very vulnerable position during the 70th week of Daniel. The tribulation, the Antichrist and the mark of the beast may be "non starters" for pre-trib dispensationalists living in a fools paradise, but in the real world, these are extremely significant issues. "The Day/Time of Jacob's Trouble" (Jeremiah 30:7) is obviously specific to ethnic Israel. However, it does not follow that believers will not suffer the persecution of the Antichrist during the Great Tribulation. In fact the Bible says that believers definitely will suffer persecution during this time. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. (Matthew 24:9) This refers to all believers, not just to Israel as the dispensationalists would have us believe. The 70 weeks of Daniel have been decreed for the Jewish Nation (Daniel 9:24), but the 70th week also has repercussions for the Gentile Church who are grafted into the New Covenant made with Israel (Jeremiah 31:31 cf. Revelation 12:17). The "tribulation" is never referred to as a seven year period in the scriptures. The Great Tribulation was defined by Jesus Christ and ties in with the mid point of Daniel's 70th week when the Antichrist will break his covenant and set up the abomination of desolation  (Matthew 24:15-21; cf. Daniel 9:27). The Time of Jacobs Trouble is a term that is related to the Day of the Lord and the Great Tribulation. In other words, the Time of Jacob's Trouble relates specifically to the final 3.5 years of the 70th week of Daniel and not to the final seven years. What is referred to as the "pre-tribulation rapture" is a fallacy that does not find one verse of scripture to support it, even the pretribulational leaders themselves are forced to admit this.

The traditional view of the seven letters of Revelation is that they were written to specific historical churches and are relevant to the universal church in all generations as well as relating to church history at different periods of time. The Jewish Messianic titles and the symbolism describing the seven churches strongly suggests that the letters were written to Messianic Jewish congregations. According to tradition, the Apostle John lived in Ephesus and led the churches in Asia Minor no later than 67 AD. {6} The seven letters do not claim to be prophetic in themselves and there is absolutely no scriptural evidence that they are "entirely futuristic". Randy White refers to Revelation chapters 2 and 3 as proof of his "new" futuristic teaching, but he fails entirely to take any account of the context and undeniable evidence that the seven churches were physical churches in specific locations in Revelation Chapter 1: 

John to the seven churches that are in Asia:  (Revelation 1:4)
John wrote in the present tense to the seven churches in the precise location of Asia (Asia Minor). At that time Asia Minor was a Roman province with Ephesus as its capital. The seven churches ceased to thrive in the centuries of Muslim control. However the archaeological remains of all seven locations currently exist in present-day Turkey.{7}

“Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.” (Revelation 1:11)

How could John send what he had written to the seven churches if the letters are entirely futuristic?

Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are (present) and those that are to take place after this (future). (Revelation 1:19)

Ephesus: What Are The First Works?

Randy White:“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” (Revelation 2:5).  This message to the angel of the church of Ephesus sounds foreign to anything of the age of Grace.  Further, the angel of the church of Pergamum is told,  “Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.” (Revelation 2:16). The 'sword of my mouth' is seen in Revelation 19:15 and is the same sword by which the wrath of God judges the nations. How can the blood-bought and forever secure church receive the wrath of God?" 

Jesus Christ commended the church at Ephesus for their works in verse 2, but they were not their first works (Revelation 2:2). The letter goes on to reveal that something vital had been abandoned: But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. (Revelation 2:4-5)  When viewed historically these first works are the deeds which were done when the church was first established, deeds done in response to the grace of God i.e. the gospel (Ephesians 1:13). Contrary to Randy White's claim that these verses are foreign to the Age of Grace, they appear to be all about grace and do not concern works of the law (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Apart from all his other problems, Randy White also seems to be under the misapprehension that it is not possible for believers to fall from grace. However, the Bible clearly states that such a thing is possible, even as these letters to the seven churches themselves demonstrate! (cf. Matthew 25:12;  John 15:6; Romans 11:19-22; Galatians 5:5; 2 Peter 2:20-22 etc.) 

The Lethal Implications Of Randy White's False Teaching:

The implications of Randy White's manifest errors are hugely troubling. He assumes that during the fallacious "seven year tribulation", Israel will be living in "a renewed age of the Law", but isn't this the domain of the Antichrist?

How will Israel come to accept the Antichrist as their long awaited Messiah (John 5:43)?  The 70th week of Daniel commences when the Antichrist confirms the covenant with many for one week (Daniel 9:27). Since this covenant has some connection with the daily sacrifices being reinstated, theoretically, it may include a confirmation of the Mosaic covenant together with some counterfeit works based version of the gospel, just as the extreme dispensationalists now teach. When the Antichrist breaks the covenant at the mid-point of the 70th week and sets up the abomination that causes desolation, the awful truth will dawn upon Israel and they will flee (to Petra?) to avoid persecution. They will look upon me, the one they have pierced, is a clear reference to the cross. In other words, after the Antichrist breaks his covenant and comes after Israel, they will repent and turn from Law to grace.

And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. (Zechariah 12:10 cf. John 19:37; Revelation 1:7; Joel 2:32) 

.....yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. (Galatians 2:16; cf Galatians 3:24; Romans 3:20-22; Hebrews 7:19)  

Randy White has excluded the entire book of Revelation from the church on the pretext of extreme dispensationalism, a position which cannot be validated by the scriptures. I am unable to account for the reason that so many true believers, and even sound teachers in other respects, stick aggressively to the pre-tribulation rapture theory. It is so flimsy that I cannot imagine anyone in their right mind accepting it blindly without one verse of scripture to validate it. I am not at all sure whether those die-hards who tenaciously hold on to this theory will even realise what is happening during the 70th week of Daniel. Their fixation upon an imminent pre-tribulation rapture is so strong, the danger is that many may fail to recognise the signs of Jesus' return because they will not be watching (Matthew 24:42; 25:13). At some time shortly after the mid point of the 70th week, when the persecution against Christians kicks in, many will quickly fall away (Matthew 13:20-21). Pretribulationism sets believers up for a fall from which many will not recover: And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. (Matthew 24:10)

The groundwork for the falling away has been well laid by the enemy through various false doctrines, not least of which are the charismatic "word-faith" teachings and also the teachings of Darby and his successors. Disturbingly, the evil seeds of dispensationalism and pretribulationism continue take root within the western church. Since many pretribulationists already appear to be under a spiritual delusion, what will be the outcome for them when the arch deceiver, the Antichrist appears (2 Thessalonians 2:11)? The "falling away" (apostasy) spoken of by the apostle Paul, will, I suggest, be due to those who become "offended" due to the unexpected horrors of the great tribulation and the escapist teaching of the pretribulationist teachers (2 Thessalonians 2:3). Tim LaHaye: "If Christ does not rapture His church before the tribulation begins, much of the hope is destroyed, and thus it becomes a blasted hope." {8} Are teachers like Tim LaHaye setting believers up for a fall from which they will not recover when the rapture fails to materialise at said time and false hopes are destroyed? In the words of Joe Falkner: "Is the pre-tribulation rapture theory the blessed hope or blasted hype?" {9}

There are of course differences between the Church and ethnic Israel in the scriptures. In particular we should note that the Jews were dispersed to the ends of the earth in AD 70 in fulfilment of prophecy. Since 1948, they are being regathered in unbelief and have revived Biblical Hebrew as their language. This is a completely unique situation in history for any dispersed and uprooted nation (Isaiah 11:11-12; Ezekiel 37:11-12 ). The church will be raptured after the tribulation, before the wrath of God falls (Matthew 24:29; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8 cf. Revelation 6:16). Once this has happened, Christ will turn his attention towards Israel once again, and - all Israel will be saved.. (Romans 11:26) - to those in Jacob who turn from transgression.. (Isaiah 59:20; cf. Zechariah 13:8). I find nothing about "a renewed age of the law" in the scriptures, except in the plans of Satan. There is only one gospel and one way of salvation, the everlasting gospel which is by grace through faith. (Revelation 14:6; Ephesians 2:8) 

"For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one, and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall." (Ephesians 2:14) 

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance ALL that I have said to you. (John 14:26) 

ALL Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, (2 Timothy 3:16)

The SUM of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. (Psalm 119:160) 

I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

Monday, 21 March 2016

caution dangerous ice! by dave macpherson

"Dangerous Ice" (better known as "Dr. Thomas Ice") has been shamelessly using every imaginable artifice when trying to desperately resuscitate the dying, 186-year-old pretribulation rapture theory.

You may be thinking: "Dave, you claim that Ice somehow omitted a total of 49 words when he reproduced in 1989 Margaret Macdonald's handwritten account of her discovery of pretrib in the Bible. Can you reveal the actual words stated by Margaret that Ice left out?"

If you've been thinking this way, I'll think back to you like this: "As I've claimed, 'Dr.' Ice left behind an awesome amount of Margaret's words. Right now, for the record, I'd like to show what Ice failed to include in his published reproduction in 1989 - the very same words that his partner Tim LaHaye omitted from the same parts of her account when he reproduced everything three years later in his 1992 book 'No Fear of the Storm.' " (!)

Here are the omissions by Ice (and copycat LaHaye who would rather repeat what Ice wrote than do original research on pretrib rapture beginnings):

Line 11: "darkness and error about it; but suddenly what it was"
Line 17: "eye; but 'tis spiritual discernment that is needed,'
Lines 74, 75: "attempt of the enemy to deceive--for it is with all"
Lines 76, 77: "for every part of God's truth, and an imitation"
Lines 111, 112: "his holy holy image seen in his people--"

Ice etc. also omitted single words in lines 51, 58, 78. In addition there were numerous errors involving misspelled words, punctuation, and the boldfacing of words.

As if this weren't enough, Ice added these 12 words in line 98: "All power that comes not the Spirit of God flows to us." Trouble is, this sentence is found nowhere in Margaret's account!

And Ice (copied by LaHaye) mistakenly listed Robert Norton's 1861 book "The Restoration of Apostles and Prophets; In the Catholic Apostolic Church" as the source of Margaret's account instead of correctly listing Norton's 1840 book "Memoirs of James & George Macdonald, of Port-Glasgow."

Thomas Ice is best known for making outrageous claims, many of which have been exposed in my various articles that my good friend Joe Ortiz has aired online on his worldwide blogs (see "Joe Ortiz Associates" and especially Joe's blog "Why Christians Will Suffer 'Great Tribulation' "). My Google articles include "Pretrib Rapture Pride," "Thomas Ice (Hired Gun)," "Thomas Ice (Bloopers)," "Pretrib Expert John Walvoord Melts Ice," "Be careful in polemics - Peripatetic Learning," "Edward Irving is Unnerving," and "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty."

According to World Net Daily "Dr." Ice obtained his "doctorate" from Tyndale Seminary in Texas - a tiny non-accredited school that was fined by the State of Texas for illegally issuing degrees!

Remember: Jesus warned that before His return as Judge, many would come in His name and deceive many. Can you think of a more delicious deception than the 186-year-old pretrib rapture getaway? 


Monday, 14 March 2016

beware: leicester@thecross 2016

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)

For the third year running, the annual ecumenical Good Friday event Leicester@theCross is to take place at Humberstone Gate at 11am on Thursday the 25th of March. It is being promoted by The Diocese of Leicester (Anglican) and Churches Together in Leicestershire, both of which by biblical standards are heretical organisations.{1} It is also being promoted by Knighton Free Church on their website.{2} John McGinley, Vicar of Holy Trinity Church Leicester is organising and leading this event once again.

Liz Hudson, Spokesperson for the Diocese of Leicester: 
"On a stage in the midst of shoppers, the events of the first Easter will be remembered in a variety of entertaining ways.
"This year we are looking at doing something a bit different to make the event even more inclusive.
"We going to have a Christian rapper, giant puppets, drama and singing.
"It will all add to the witness that churches from across Leicester and Leicestershire, including Methodist and Roman Catholic denominations, bring to this great annual event."
She added: "For the first time, we will have Asian dancers from the Church of the Resurrection, in the city centre.
"Its a bit different and an interesting way to make the event even more appealing." {3} 

Ecumenical is from Late Latin oecūmenicus, from Greek oikoumenikos, from (hē)oikoumenē (gē), (the) inhabited (world).

The two major players in the Ecumenical Movement are The World Council of Churches and The Roman Catholic Church. Their stated aim is to bring about visible worldwide Christian unity in answer to Jesus Christ's prayer in John 17:22: ".....that they may be one even as we are one." Jesus' prayer for the unity of all believers was specific in that he prayed for spiritual unity (John 17:5; 10:30), unity in Truth (John 17:17), and unity in agape Love (John 17:23,26). The difficulty is that in order to "be one" in ecumenical terms, believers must accept "unity" at the cost of truth. In stark contrast the Bible demands spiritual unity in the context of maintaining the purity of the Gospel (Galatians 1:6-9; 2 Peter 2:1; Jude 1:3-4). In other words, subjective faith (one’s personal faith) cannot be divorced from objective truth (the body of revealed doctrine).

In recent years we have seen a massive deterioration in doctrine, not only amongst the mainstream Christian denominations, but amongst so called "evangelicals". Since the publication of Evangelicals and Catholics Together in 1994, there has been an unprecedented push for Evangelicals to accept the satanic ecumenical agenda. The meetings between the Pope and a number of "evangelical" teachers (including Kenneth Copeland, James Robison, Joel Osteen, John and Carol Arnott of Catch the Fire Toronto, Geoff Tunnicliffe, head of the Worldwide Evangelical Alliance etc.) in 2014 were deeply troubling. We heard the deliberate falsehood: "Luther's protest is over" and "division is diabolical" from the Pope's friend Tony Palmer (now deceased) who was a bishop and international ecumenical officer with the independent Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches. Tony Palmer's claim that the Roman Catholic church believes in salvation by faith alone just about sums up the disinformation being promulgated by these deceivers (see Catholic Catechism Ref. Nos. 1265-1271, 1987-1995). The reasons for the Protestant Reformation remain, absolutely nothing has changed, apart from the compromise and collaboration of the Church of England and her harlot sisters in the World Council of Churches. Luther's protest can never be over for true Bible believing Christians unless the Roman Catholic Church repents, and I do not have any hope of that happening. 


Churches Together in Britain and Ireland: "The Church: Towards a Common Vision (sometimes abbreviated to TCTCV) is a document from the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches (Faith and Order Paper No.214). Published in 2013, it was the result of many years work by representative theologians from Orthodox, Anglican, Protestant, Evangelical, Pentecostal and Roman Catholic Churches asking what can be said together about the Church and how closer mutual understanding might contribute to overcoming the obstacles standing in the way of unity between the divided Christian communities." {4}

Promoters of Leicester@theCross, Churches Together, are ecumenical, interfaith amd interreligious. They actively participate in religious pluralism through "interreligious dialogue and collaboration" - this involves validating different religions and praying with believers of other faiths. The validation of other religions/faiths is a clear departure from the apostolic teaching and is nothing short of open rebellion against God:

The "gods" of other religions are defined as demons in the Bible.

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)

For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens. (Psalm 96:5)
Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works. (2 John 1:9-11) 



The Catholic Church is the one true church (CCC 2105), Infallibility of the Catholic Church, (CCC 2035), Only the Roman Catholic Church has authority to interpret Scripture (CCC 100), The Pope is the head of the church and has the authority of Christ (CCC 2034), The Roman Catholic Church is necessary for salvation (CCC 846), Sacred Tradition is equal to scripture (CCC 82), Forgiveness of sins, salvation, is by faith and works (CCC 2036 CCC 2080 2068), Full benefit of Salvation is only through the Roman Catholic Church (Vatican 2, Decree on Ecumenism, 3), Grace can be merited (CCC 2010 CCC 2027), The merit of Mary and the Saints can be applied to Catholics and others (1477), Penance is necessary for salvation (CCC 980), Purgatory (CCC 1031 CCC 1475), Indulgences (CCC 1471 CCC 1478 CCC 1498 CCC 1472), Mary is Mediatrix (CCC 969), Mary brings us the gifts of eternal salvation (CCC 969), Mary delivers souls from death (CCC 966), Prayer to the saints (CCC 2677), The Communion elements become the actual body and blood of Christ (CCC 1374 CCC 1376). {5} 

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness..... (2 Timothy 3:16) 

If anyone comes with another doctrine, do not receive him....for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds (2 John 10,11).

The apostle Paul warned of such a time as this when sound doctrine is downplayed and even vilified:

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions..... (2 Timothy 4:3) 

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

Pope Francis to atheists: "You don't have to believe in God to go to heaven."
Pope Francis offers reduced time in purgatory for Catholics that follow him on Twitter.
The Vatican has repeatedly called for a one world religion = New World Order
Pope Francis calls Jews, Muslims and Christians "brothers".

Pope Francis: “Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Jehovah, Allah. These are all names employed to describe an entity that is distinctly the same across the world. For centuries, blood has been needlessly shed because of the desire to segregate our faiths. This, however, should be the very concept which unites us as people, as nations, and as a world bound by faith. Together, we can bring about an unprecedented age of peace, all we need to achieve such a state is respect each others beliefs, for we are all children of God regardless of the name we choose to address him by. We can accomplish miraculous things in the world by merging our faiths, and the time for such a movement is now. No longer shall we slaughter our neighbors over differences in reference to their God.” - See more at: http://nationalreport.net/pope-francis-followers-koran-holy-bible/#sthash.LCNiPqbX.dpuf


The Abrahamic faiths may have some things in common, but they differ in one critical aspect, THE IDENTIFICATION OF JESUS CHRIST AS THE SON OF GOD - THE MESSIAH. It was Peter who confessed Jesus as the Christ, that is the promised Messiah (Matthew 16:16; Luke 9:20), the Son of the living God (Matthew 16:16). The Koran teaches that Jesus Christ was a prophet and that God has no son. Similarly Judaism rejects Jesus Christ as their Messiah. The sad truth is that Judaism, Islam and Christianity are irreconcileable no matter how many nice interfaith meetings take place between them.

And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.  (Mark 8:27-30)  

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 1:4)


Justin Welby's position on many doctrinal issues is nothing short of scandalous:
  • The Church of England has embraced paganism as a bone fide "religion" and is creating a Pagan church to recruit members: "Ministers are being trained to creat new forms of anglicanism suitable for people of alterntive beliefs." {6} 
  • Welby has affirmed Buddhism in his statement that Prince George is "perfectly entitled" to become a Buddhist later in life!
  • Welby supports homosexuality!
  • Welby has removed "sin" and "rejection of the devil" from baptism! (infant baptism is unbiblical anyway).
  • Welby doubts even the existence of God!

Justin Welby: "Anglicans and Roman Catholics have, since 1966, been in serious and prayerful dialogue with each other, to seek the unity that Christ wills for his church in the world," {7} 

Holy Trinity Leicester: "We believe in the power of God made available to us through the Holy Spirit and his word the Bible. These two precious gifts will be at the centre of all that we do."  {8}  

Just like the Pied Piper, John McGinley continues to lure his congregation towards spiritual death. Holy Trinity Church continues to indoctrinate its members with various false teachings, including The Alpha Course, Contemplative Prayer, Sozo (Bill Johnson Bethel Church Redding) and the ruinous teachings of Mike Breen. Mike Breen (The Order of Mission, 3DM and New Wine) has left an unprecedented trail of devastation in churches across America. I have been warning about Mike Breen's wretched teaching for years. I suggest that readers prayerfully examine the links below. In particular I suggest that you read the devastation that occured at North Heights Lutheran Church, and also the stream of numerous comments on The Schooley Files (at the end of this article you can "load more" pages for further comments). 



In 1995 The General Council of the Assemblies of God RE-EMPHASIZED a bylaw of long standing in their biennial meeting in St. Louis. Article IX, Section 11, states: "The General Council of the Assemblies of God disapproves of ministers or churches participating in any of the modern ecumenical organizations on a local, national, or international level in such a manner as to promote the ecumenical movement because: 

  • We believe the basis of doctrinal fellowship of said movement to be so broad that it includes people who reject the inspiration of Scripture, the deity of Christ, the universality of sin, the substitutionary atonement, and other cardinal teachings that we understand to be essential to biblical Christianity.
  • We believe the emphases of the ecumenical movement to be at variance with what we hold to be biblical priorities, frequently displacing the urgency of individual salvation with social concerns. 
  • We believe that the combination of many religious organizations into a world superchurch will culminate in the religious Babylon of Revelation 17 and 18."  {9}
Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Jehovah, Allah. These are all names employed to describe an entity that is distinctly the same across the world. For centuries, blood has been needlessly shed because of the desire to segregate our faiths. - See more at: http://nationalreport.net/pope-francis-followers-koran-holy-bible/#sthash.LCNiPqbX.dpuf
Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Jehovah, Allah. These are all names employed to describe an entity that is distinctly the same across the world. For centuries, blood has been needlessly shed because of the desire to segregate our faiths. - See more at: http://nationalreport.net/pope-francis-followers-koran-holy-bible/#sthash.LCNiPqbX.dpuf
Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Jehovah, Allah. These are all names employed to describe an entity that is distinctly the same across the world. For centuries, blood has been needlessly shed because of the desire to segregate our faiths. - See more at: http://nationalreport.net/pope-francis-followers-koran-holy-bible/#sthash.LCNiPqbX.dpuf
To attend Leicester@theCross is to put ones stamp approval on the ecumenical Antichrist activity within the apostate churches. There are fearful eternal consequences for those involved in the Ecumenical Movement: 

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for /them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:11-15) 

{1} http://www.leicester.anglican.org/leicesteratthecross 
{2} http://www.knighton.org.uk/
{3} http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Preparations-way-city-celebration-Easter-story/story-28468128-detail/story.html
{4} https://ctbi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Study-Guide-The-Church-Towards-a-Common-Vision.pdf
{5} http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc.htm
{6} http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10133906/Church-of-England-creating-pagan-church-to-recruit-members.html
{7} http://www.christianpost.com/news/pope-francis-and-archbishop-justin-welby-sign-initiative-against-slavery-human-trafficking-116308/
{8} http://holytrinityleicester.org/wp-content/uploads/2015//2015_CommunityWorker_withProfile.pdf
{9} http://www.spiritwatch.org/fireecumen1.htm


Saturday, 12 March 2016

the devastation caused by the cultish practices of upstart pseudo leaders in the church: beware of trinity life church leicester

I am currently receiving testimonies of particularly extreme examples of spiritual abuse inflicted by the previous leaders of HC Fellowship in London (Assemblies of God). Two of the leaders of HCF currently hold leadership positions at Trinity Life Church in Leicester and will be named in the near future. I have transferred this subject to a separate blog as it threatens to become a very far reaching exposé.



Dear Treena,

"..... I think that what we are uncovering here may be some of the worst examples of spiritual abuse on record. People have not dared to mention their experiences through fear, especially since they believed that to speak out would be to attack the 'Lord's anointed'.....

God bless,

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

revelation tv: the ecumenical spirit of antichrist

Consider the people of Israel: are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar? What do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? 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. 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 10:18-22 cf. Deuteronomy 32:16-17)

Revelation TV (RTV) continues to draw controversy due to the compromised position of Howard Conder and his associates who peddle many false Word Faith money teachers for filthy lucre (1 Timothy 3:8). The apostasy of RTV goes much deeper than the Word Faith teachers however. The above passage makes it clear that idolatry is connected with the demonic and that heathen gods are in fact demons. The ecumenical movement was always the thin end of the wedge. These days the ecumenical movement goes beyond uniting Christians throughout the world; it actively seeks to connect Protestants, Roman Catholics and non-Christian faiths through "interfaith dialogue" or "interreligious dialogue". Involvement in ecumenism necessitates a denial of the uniqueness of Jesus Christ and the Christian faith. Those involved in ecumenism must ignore the scriptural commands to maintain the purity of the gospel (Galatians 1:6-9; 2 Peter 2:1; Jude 1:3-4). RTV's ecumenical connections both abroad and within the UK make a complete sham of their profession of faith in the one true God of the Bible. RTV state on their website that there is only one God, the living and true God and that the Word of God, as revealed by the scriptures of the Holy Bible is infallible. {1} In light of RTV's clear defection from the Word of God, what do their hypocritical statements about the exclusivity of Jesus Christ really amount to?

Revelation TV publicly endorses Premier Christian Radio's shocking list of the 60 most influential so called Christians on their website. Below are just a few of the names included on the list. {2}

Mother Teresa: “We never try to convert those who receive [aid from Missionaries of Charity] to Christianity but in our work we bear witness to the love of God’s presence and if Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, or agnostics become for this better men — simply better — we will be satisfied."
Dr. Rowan Williams: Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Druid and paganist (Gorsedd of Bards). 
Archbishop Desmond Tutu: "I would not worship a God who is homophobic."  
“When we speak even of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, it is not the revivication of a corpse.”
Desmond Tutu started the Interfaith petition Faiths for Earth Campaign in 2015.
Bono: Irish singer, musician, and humanitarian best known for being the main vocalist of the Dublin-based rock band U2 who made COEXIST popular on their Vertigo Tour. The “C” in “coexist” was the Islamic crescent moon, the “X” was the Star of David, and the “T” was the cross of Christ. Bono's global religion mantra:  "Jesus, Jew, Mohammed—all true. Jesus, Jew, Mohammed—all true.Bono Supports homosexuality and abortion.
J K Rowling: British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter occult series.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill: Member of the Albion Lodge of the Anciente Order of Druids of Oxford.
Tony Blair: Founder of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation which is an interfaith charitable foundation. Tony Blair is a Roman Catholic convert, an interfaith leader and Bilderberg participant who admitted making political decisions based on new age readings of a hidden force called "The Light" (Lucifer?). 
Nicky Gumbel: Pioneer of the Alpha Course and Vicar of the infamous Anglican Holy Trinity Brompton Church. Gumbel opened the Leadership Conference with a speech titled: “A Vision for a United Church.”
"Alpha Course’s Nicky Gumbel’s Leadership Conference Brings in Interfaith Leader Tony Blair." {3} "The same Spirit lives in the Catholics, and the Orthodox, and the Pentecostals and the Protestants, even the Anglicans have the same Holy Spirit living within them. That’s what makes us one!” {4}
Full notes on Gumble's thirty two minute opening address can be found on the following link: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/alpha-2015-gumbel.pdf 

Insight and 20/20 Vision with Hugh Osgood 

I now turn my attention to Hugh Osgood, who has strong links with Howard Conder and a twice weekly slot on RTV.

Hugh Osgood holds a number of national and international positions within the ecumenical movement, many of which are interconnected. He is the Free Churches Moderator and a President of Churches Together in England, as well as being the Co-Chair of the UK Charismatic and Pentecostal Leaders’ Conference and serving as the founding President of Churches in Communities International. Hugh Osgood helped launch UK Christian TV Ministry (with God TV and Revelation TV). He is also the founder and senior minister of Cornerstone Christian Centre {5} The Cornerstone Christian Centre is where the so called “Elijah prophecy" was given to Howard Conder from Malaysian cult leader and proven false prophet Jonathan David in 1994. This false prophecy has given rise to Conder's delusional but persistent portrayal of himself as "a modern day Elijah" who will bring a confrontation of TRUTH of all things! {6} Conder may very well find himself on the reverse side of his so called "Elijah prophecy" since he clearly has more affinity with the prophets of Baal!

It is troubling to note that Hugh Osgood appears to be at the very epicentre of the web of activity being orchestrated by the spirit of antichrist aka the ecumenical movement:

Churches Together in England (CTE) is the successor body to the British Council of Churches. It is known as the formal "ecumenical instrument" for the agenda that the churches in England have committed themselves to in order to achieve false unity between apostate churches based on Jesus' prayer for unity (John 17:20-23) CTE member churches includes the world's largest pseudo Christian cult, Roman Catholicism. It is critical to note that Jesus' prayer for unity was conditional upon truth (John 17:17-19). Unity in the faith is impossible without being sanctified by the truth of God's Word! (Ephesians 4:14-16; 2 Timothy 1:13-14)

Free Churches Group (FCG) is an ecumenical association of Free Church denominations and Church groups who are engaged in public ministry. {7}  Many FCG churches are also CTE members. {8}

The UK Charismatic and Pentecostal Leaders’ Conference is part of Churches Together. {9}  

Churches in Communities International, (CiC International) is affiliated to Churches Together {10}

Hugh Osgood's ministry is facilitated by Charis Communications where he holds the position of Executive Chair. {11} Charis Communications have worked with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Churches Together, Revelation TV, Assemblies of God UK, Billy Graham Mission, the Evangelical Alliance and many others. {12}

Hugh Osgood is also Patron of Inform (Information Network on Religious Movements) which is involved with the Church of England, the Greek Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Free Churches Group etc. {13} 

"Hugh's responsibilities now extend across London, the UK and, through the work of Charis Communications and Churches in Communities he provides oversight for churches and charities in Africa, Asia, America and the UK. He is an Apostolic Teacher of the Word and we are grateful to have regular access to his wisdom and insight." {14}

False prophets and false teachers are synonymous terms in the scriptures..
BLACKEST DARKNESS is reserved for false prophets/teachers (2 Peter 2:17)

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.....  These people are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. (2 Peter 2:1-22) 

Just a reminder..

The Charity Commission's statutory inquiry into Revelation Foundation was opened on the 8th of September 2014 and is yet to release its findings.

"In March 2014 complaints were received from members of the public alleging the charity was being used for private advantage. A subsequent scrutiny of the charity’s accounts by the commission identified regulatory concerns which include potential significant loss of charitable funds, trustee benefits, conflicts of interest and connected party transactions. These concerns are primarily in relation to the production and broadcasting of television programmes from Spain as well as the trustees’ decisions to transfer significant charitable assets and funds from the UK to Spain." {15} 

Howard and Lesley Conder own a private TV company called 21st Century Television Ltd which sells Revelation TV’s airtime. Revelation TV's Programme-Guide from their website displays many non-Revelation TV programmes they air.  In January 2015, a conservative guesstimate on the assumption that everyone purchasing air time paid the lowest rate (£250 for 28mins = £500 per hour) 60 x £500 = £30,000 per week =
£1,560,000 per year......... 

These monies do NOT appear on the INCOME/EXPENDITURE pie charts presented by Gordon Pettie. This is very misleading to viewers who are under the impression that Revelation TV are desperately in need of donations.