Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Hidden Faith of The Founding Fathers

"The Hidden Faith of the Founding Fathers" by Adullam Films, written & directed by Christian J. Pinto. The full presentation is 3 hours long, and covers the beliefs of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, and John Adams. The film also gives a Biblical view of what these men believed, and how their philosophies are acknowledged in Bible prophecy.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Thomas Horn at the Southwest Radio Bristol Conference 2011 hints at the incredible reasons he wrote the best selling book "Apollyon Rising 2012" and what ancient pagan cultures and founding Freemasons in the United States believed and encoded on the Great Seal and the layout of Capitol Center in Washington DC concerning the coming of a Pagan god in 2012. This would not be believable if not for Tom Horn's credentials and access to scholars in history, theology, and occultism, two-dozen of whom helped him with this book. The power at work behind global affairs and current planetary powers are hurriedly aligning for a New Order from Chaos. Why? Watch this powerful lecture and learn more at http://www.ApollyonRising2012.com

Monday, August 22, 2011

Commentary from Understand The Times: The Demise of Mega Corporate Churches By the Jesuit Plan Known as the Counter Reformation


For some time, Understand The Times has been warning pastors of churches that were formerly considered to be Protestant and evangelical about the spiritual deception that is currently underway and seducing them into the One World Religion. As time has passed, it seems that these leaders no longer consider themselves Protestant or evangelical. They are ecumenical.  Instead of protesting against the rule of Rome, they are now actually partners with Rome and even promoting a globalist Dominionist plan to transform the world in what they believe is a great revival or great awakening. While many innocent sheep follow these pastors and leaders and do not realize what is happening, the Lord is calling watchmen and watchwomen to sound the alarm. The question is, how many are listening?

These watchmen and watchwomen are concerned about apostate leaders who should know better,
but they are saying and doing nothing to warn about the apostasy.
In fact they are promoting apostasy as if it is not happening.
While the sheep may consider their leaders to be supporters of the gospel and therefore evangelical,
it is apparent one cannot be on the road to Rome and also be promoting the gospel of Jesus Christ that
we find in the Scriptures.

Either you are for Jesus Christ and against apostasy, or you are against Jesus Christ and for apostasy.
Ecumenism and joining hands with the world religions is not of God.

There is one God, Jesus Christ our Creator and our Redeemer.
As time passes, there are fewer warning about how close we are 

to the demise of biblical Christianity. 
Many who once were blowing the trumpet have now either gone to sleep or they have forgotten what 
they once believed to be important. 

The Counter Reformation started by Rome and the Jesuits continues today unnoticed by the apostate 
churches that are uniting with Rome for many different reasons. They have lost their way as they have been 
sidetracked by a number of things – love of money, power, and prestige. They have even changed their view 
on the Word of God and what it teaches about the return of Christ. Some pastors say that Jesus did not even 
warn about apostasy as a sign of His soon return. They claim that a P.E.A.C.E. Plan and a One World Religion
is much more important and we should spend our time and energy working together to solve our social problems.

We have personally been involved in trying to wake up church leaders who are
leading their flocks astray. Either they know they are deceived and are covering
up what they are doing, or they are ignorant of what they are doing and just
deluded. Either way, our experience has not been good. These leaders do not
want the light to shine upon the very darkness they have allowed to creep in.
Instead of checking and correcting the course in which they travel, they spread
 lies and rumors about those who are confronting them with the truth.

They do exactly what the religious leaders did in Jeremiah’s day. They ignore the message and proclaim that
the messengers have lost their minds.
While we have been threatened by pastors who have told us to “shut up” and that God “hates us for dividing 

the brethren,” let me publically state that dividing the brethren is not our desire or intention. While we realize we 
cannot judge the motives since only God sees the heart, it is biblical to be inspectors of fruit. What may look like
good fruit may not always be good fruit. A pastor can appear full of love and beaming with smiles behind the pulpit, 
but in his office and behind his desk, he can exhibit a personality like a despot. So which pastor is the real pastor – 
Pastor A or Pastor B?

Paul said it very clearly and with words of warning with regard to how some spiritual leaders can appear:
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion;
that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,
transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an
angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness;
 whose end shall be according to their works.[1]

                                                                    The Great Delusion and the Lie

The Scriptures reveal that the Last Days will be a time of great deception and even strong delusion.
2 The reason for this is simple. Satan, the god of this world, has a plan to deceive the world and the church in 
the name of the Savior. In order for this to happen, the greatest deception in the history of mankind must be 
pulled off in the Last Days. Those who once believed the truth will fall away from the truth. Worse than that, the truth
 will be replaced by the lie which apparently the whole world will believe. The world and the world’s religions will also
 be duped into embracing a One World Government and a One World economy headed up by the antichrist.

The Bible forewarns this will happen, a plan authored by man and inspired by Satan. This best can be described as
 the three-legged stool or 6-6-6 Plan that we read about in Revelation chapter fourteen. For those who have followed
the plans of Rick Warren and Tony Blair, it should be obvious this plan is underway. Those who warn others about this
plan are called the “resistors” and are being silenced, removed, or ridiculed for their stance against the
 “new thing” that “God” is doing.

As one would expect, this plan would not just happen overnight or in a couple
of weeks. In fact as one looks at an overview of Church history, we can see there
have been numerous attempts by Satan to wipe out those who have
held to biblical faith. 
If he can convince people to believe they are followers of the biblical and 
historic Jesus when instead they are set up to follow a man who claims
that he is Jesus Christ, the ultimate delusion will have been pulled off. 
                                                               This is what the Bible says will happen in the Last Days.

                                                                    The Counter- Reformation

The best way of understanding Satan’s agenda is to analyze this spiritual deception in light of what we call the
Counter Reformation. While we do not intend to lay out all the details here, understand that Satan uses human pawns
to pull off his bidding. History bears this out. If humans are going to be used as pawns in an organized way then
someone or some organization must be involved.

Again, one needs to be a student of church history to see the whole picture. Most church goers today know nothing
about church history. They know nothing about the many who gave their lives because they were dedicated to the
truth – this martyrdom of saints began with the disciples and continued right on past the reformation. 

Most today know nothing of the masses that were slaughtered by the Roman Catholic Church during the Counter
Reformation or the Inquisition. They are clueless that the Counter Reformation is still underway today and that the
hope and final goal of the Counter Reformation is to have the world bow to the pope in Rome as the pontiff who
represents Jesus Christ here on earth and establishes the ‘Kingdom of God” here on earth with the “presence”
of Jesus.

The players presently playing this ecumenical role are the Jesuits. Lighthouse Trails and Understand The Times
recently wrote a commentary exposing the Jesuit plan. These clever deceivers have a calculated plan to win back the
separated brethren to the Mother of All Churches in Rome. 

When we read the Bible, we know there must be a global religion for peace that embraces all religions in the name
of the Savior. If Bible believing churches are not going to stand up and warn about this deception, they will eventually
become part of the deception. Writing the book Faith Undone was an attempt to warn this generation what is
going on as the emerging church clearly and cleverly devised a plan to bring this ecumenical unity about.

                                                    The Effects of the Emerging Church

Faith Undone explained how the road to Rome is being established through the 
introduction of mysticism, contemplative practices, and outright Peter Drucker 
and Rick Warrenism; but writing and publishing this book has not
been without a high cost - since the book was released, an all out assault from Satan 
has mounted to stop its warning.

Faith is truly being undone, and the Word of God is under attack; those who love the 
Word of God can see it even though they are only a remnant.

Jesus asked the question that is recorded in Luke 18:8: “When the Son of Man 
returns will He find faith?” If this is the indicator of how bad the deception will be, what should those who
still have biblical faith be doing?

It should be no surprise then if we are living in the last days that there would be signs indicating the final falling away
is underway. We believe this is the case.  

Pastors and leaders who were once looked up to as great men of God are showing signs that they are willingly
following various avenues to Rome. Whether they know they are being deceived or not may be difficult to prove
because they often keep silent. However their silence is deafening. It is hard to understand how a born again
Christian can show any support whatsoever toward the ecumenical apostasy. If you are not publically against
ecumenical apostasy, could your silence possibly be an indicator that you are likely for it?

Many pastors and Christian figures are forming alliances they would never have before. At one time, these pastors
warned the sheep to look out for dominionist political/religious agendas and to remain steadfast boldly proclaiming
the gospel according to the Scriptures. Now, the picture is much different - these pastors who say nothing about
ecumenism allow themselves to be infiltrated by spokespersons whom they never would have allowed in their pulpits
before. Some of these bad alliances are made with men who are knowingly aligned with Rome and the Roman
Catholic Dominionist agenda to take over America and the world for “Jesus.”

While this happens, many of the sheep don’t see. The wool is being pulled over their eyes.
The shepherds have become wolves in sheep’s clothing. Another gospel and another Jesus is being prepared
because there is another spirit at work. This counterfeit plan looks so good to those who do not have discernment
that they cannot and will not say anything about it.

Worse yet, there are leaders of churches who claim “God is with them” while all the time
 they are fleecing the flock.Sheep, because they look to men and not to
Jesus, believe whatever their pastors tell them (or does not tell them).
Satan’s strategy is to get men to follow men and their methods and movements rather than Jesus
and His Word. 

It’s the perfect setup for the final delusion when the world follows a man
who is embodied by Satan.

                                                     Judgement Will Begin in the House of the Lord

Perhaps you are one of those who is aware of the trends that clearly show biblical Christianity is under attack. Maybe
you have even tried to warn your pastor or the Board of your church, and they were not interested in hearing what you
had to say. Over the past few years we have heard countless stories from people spread throughout the vast
spectrum of church denominations who all have similar stories. Many have been asked to leave their churches
because they would not participate in ecumenism or the contemplative eastern mystical practices that lead to the
ecumenical delusion.

While there are few signs at present that indicate help is on the way, the one thing we know is that Jesus said the
Church of Jesus Christ will not be defeated. Jesus said “Upon this rock I will build my church.” The rock was not and
is not Peter whom the Roman Catholics say was the first pope. The rock is the true foundation of the Church that is
faith in Jesus Christ alone.

While I do not claim to know the future when it comes to all that will happen in the present church, I believe it is safe
to predict something that few are predicting: the death of the churches that operate like  corporations is just on the
horizon. While this may sound foolish to those who have built up their invincible empires which include properties all
over the world, radio stations and radio networks, many are detecting that something is terribly wrong. These
churches have become nothing more than big businesses driven by greed. The pastors are the CEOs. Their boards
are made up of puppets or “yes” men who have little or no power.

Many of these large institutions have been allowing sin in the camp for a long time. You’ve probably read about some
of this on the Internet. What kinds of sins? Sexual misconduct brushed under the carpet and not dealt with;
mishandling of donor funds; mishandling of and even illegal financial ventures overlooked and sometimes even
encouraged; spiritual abuse against church members by pastors and elders who have become arrogant and proud,
and so on. But I believe God is going to judge the house of the Lord before He judges the world. Scripture tells us
that the things done in secret will be exposed and brought to the light. Just like it says in the Bible, your sins will  find
you out.  When this happens and the lines are drawn between the dots, many sheep will be so devastated they will
 not be able to cope. How tragic. The men they trusted in have let them down.

                                                                Come Out of Her

This is a time in history that every professing Christian leader and pastor should take very soberly. It is a time for true
humility and true repentance. If there is not humility and repentance, Christian pastors and leaders need to know – 
your sin will indeed find you out. Better to willingly humble yourself and repent than to wait for God to bring His hand
of judgment upon you. If you are leader who is part of the apostasy come out from among her; if you are a leader 
who is sitting on the sidelines in utter silence while spiritual havoc is taking place, humble yourself and repent and 
you too, come out from among her. The days are short – there is no time for any believer to compromise.

The Word of God not only helps us to understand our times and the agenda to lead the poor sheep on a path 
towards spiritual suicide, the Scriptures also give us a clear solution. The harlot is the counterfeit bride that is 
prepared for the antichrist. Surely we can see this happening. The true Church will not disappear but remain 
triumphant even though faith in Jesus Christ will be a rare commodity.

Come out of her, means just that. If you are caught in the web of deception that has been woven by the many 
tentacles of the strong delusion, now is the time to be bold and take a stand. In the circles that I have been part of 
for the last three decades, few pastors that I know are willing to separate from the comfort of their position or the 
security of their job.

We are in the final stages of the delusion, and God is warning loud and clear. The Word of God has never changed. 
Either you are for Jesus Christ, or you are against Him. There is still time to repent and do what is right. Will you be 
counted in that number? [2]

[1} 2 Corinthians 11: 12-15
[2] Matthew 24, 2 Timothy 3

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Strange Fire: The Rise of Gnosticism In The Church

 by Travers and Jewel van der Merwe


The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. (Ecclesiastes 1:9-10)
Some books are written before their time. This is one such book. It was never our privilege to know Travers van der Merwe but we had heard of his exemplary walk before God and man while on Earth. While battling cancer, a painful ordeal that lasted for many years, Travers and his wife Jewel penned this book. He saw an ancient heresy arising in the modern Christian church and it weighed heavily on his heart.

After the book was completed, it lay dormant for several years. In the meantime much was happening in the Christian church nationally and internationally to confirm that there was a revival going on - not accompanied by repentance and a turning away from dead works - but of Gnosticism.

Gnosticism has a chameleon-like ability to appear like the genuine article, true Christianity, and thus has managed to transform itself to fit the times in countless new wrappings over the centuries. It particularly adapts itself to that place where the ideas of the east and west meet. Whenever eastern mysticism and western rationalism collide, one can find there the seedbed for a pseudo-Gospel that mimics the real thing.

Gnosticism is fool's gold, shiny and beckoning on the surface, yet phoney. Modern Saints are poorly equipped to recognise the counterfeit. Much Gnosticism enters the Church via the popular Christian media, where the real and the false get mixed up in a garbled soup of doctrines and teachings. The rise of the New Age movement, and the extent to which it has permeated Christian thinking, further clouds the issue. How is a Christian to sort out these strange teachings?

When Jewel first sent us the unpublished manuscript for the book it was because we had been asking her for more information about the rise of modern Gnosticism. The book, she said, would answer many of our questions. Indeed, it did. So many, in fact, that we then began pressing her to let us publish the book. We believed that it should be widely disseminated and read by Christians who were seeking to understand their growing uneasiness with the "new" moves of God, signs and wonders, "laughing revivals", and ecumenical unity.

Strange Fire is a brief, easy-to-understand book that explains how to tell the Truth from the Lie. It doesn't dwell on the spectacular manifestations, but concisely illustrates modern Gnosticism. The real gold of the Gospel is presented in such a way that it outshines the fool's gold of Gnosticism. Readers will have no doubt as to which is which. This handy tool enables even the unlearned to discern Gnosticism the next time they encounter it.

This is one little book that may save  a soul from walking into the error and falsehood so prevalent in our time.

Lynn & Sarah Leslie; December 1995

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