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“EVANGELICAL” BELIEVES IN BREATHING GOD

From  – www.wayoflife.org

Leonard Sweet, a very influential “evangelical,” believes you can breath God in your nostrils. In his 2012 book I Am A Follower, Sweet quotes Sufi poet Kabir who says, “God is the breath inside the breath.” Sweet then makes the following blasphemous, pagan comment: “All of creation is made alive with the holy breath of the Creator. Breathing Yahweh breath is breathing the holy breath of life. Yahweh. … Our breathing and heartbeat are in tune with the name. Breathe in ‘Yah’ and breathe out ‘weh’ … I guarantee you will relax.”

This heresy is the product of contemplative prayer, which Sweet is recommending in this passage. Sweet is the author and co-author of more than 30 books. He was twice voted “one of the 50 Most Influential Christians in America” by ChurchReport magazine. Rick Warren recommends Sweet’s book Soul Tsunami (his recommendation is printed on the cover). Warren and Sweet collaborated on an audio set entitled Tides of Change, and Sweet spoke at Saddleback Church in January 2008 for a small groups training conference. Sweet has spoken at Bill Hybels’ Willowcreek Community Church. Sweet’s book Jesus Manifesto (co-authored by Frank Viola) was recommended by Southern Baptist Ed Stetzer, who has spoken at Southwide Baptist Fellowship and Trinity Baptist College, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Who else is in this group?  Other emergent newagelicals are Brian McLaren, Tony Campolo, Rob Bell, Tony Jones, Eckhart Tolle, Oprah Winfrey, just for starters. Many got their start in theology of mysticism by reading and studying Jurgen Moltmann and Ken Wilbur.

Cult Characteristics

1. Faulty interpretation of the Bible

2. They question authority of the Bible

3. Salvation by grace is added to “Salvation = Faith + Works”

4. Their god or gods are not the God of the Bible

5. Doctrinal changes – ” progressive revelation ”

6. Add extra-scriptural writings

7. Saying one thing in public, another in private

8. Only group God deals with – ” remnant ”

9. Date setting – false prophecies

10. Vigorously attacks Christianity

11. Concept of Jesus is contrary to truth of Bible

12. Head of the organization comes between God and man

13. Claim to answer all religious questions

14. Division of believers loyalty between church & God

15. ” Us against the world ” attitude

16. Doctrine of Last Things is overemphasized

17. Deny personality of Holy Spirit

18. Different view of immortality of soul

19. Definitions of human nature & sin different from Bible

From Cephas Ministry

Verses about listening to false prophets

http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/quotes.html

The Bible is clear about listening to false teachers:

2 Peter 2:1-3

1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them–bringing swift destruction on themselves.
2 Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
3 In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

1 Timothy 6:3-12

3 If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching,
4 he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions
5 and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
9 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

2 Timothy 4:3-5

3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

It is also clear about false prophets:

De 18:20-22

20 But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death.
21 You may say to yourselves, “How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD?”
22 If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.

Jeremiah 23:16-18

16 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.
17 They keep saying to those who despise me, `The LORD says: You will have peace.’ And to all who follow the stubbornness of their hearts they say, `No harm will come to you.’
18 But which of them has stood in the council of the LORD to see or to hear his word? Who has listened and heard his word?

Ezekiel 13:1-23

1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying. Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: `Hear the word of the LORD!
3 This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!
4 Your prophets, O Israel, are like jackals among ruins.
5 You have not gone up to the breaks in the wall to repair it for the house of Israel so that it will stand firm in the battle on the day of the LORD.
6 Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. They say, “The LORD declares”, when the LORD has not sent them; yet they expect their words to be fulfilled.
7 Have you not seen false visions and uttered lying divinations when you say, “The LORD declares”, though I have not spoken?
8 “`Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because of your false words and lying visions, I am against you, declares the Sovereign LORD.
9 My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.
10 “`Because they lead my people astray, saying, “Peace”, when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash,
11 therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth.
12 When the wall collapses, will people not ask you, “Where is the whitewash you covered it with?”
13 “`Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones and torrents of rain will fall with destructive fury.
14 I will tear down the wall you have covered with whitewash and will level it to the ground so that its foundation will be laid bare. When it falls, you will be destroyed in it; and you will know that I am the LORD.
15 So I will spend my wrath against the wall and against those who covered it with whitewash. I will say to you, “The wall is gone and so are those who whitewashed it,
16 those prophets of Israel who prophesied to Jerusalem and saw visions of peace for her when there was no peace, declares the Sovereign LORD.”‘
17 “Now, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them
18 and say, `This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to the women who sew magic charms on all their wrists and make veils of various lengths for their heads in order to ensnare people. Will you ensnare the lives of my people but preserve your own?
19 You have profaned me among my people for a few handfuls of barley and scraps of bread. By lying to my people, who listen to lies, you have killed those who should not have died and have spared those who should not live.
20 “`Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against your magic charms with which you ensnare people like birds and I will tear them from your arms; I will set free the people that you ensnare like birds.
21 I will tear off your veils and save my people from your hands, and they will no longer fall prey to your power. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
22 Because you disheartened the righteous with your lies, when I had brought them no grief, and because you encouraged the wicked not to turn from their evil ways and so save their lives, 23 therefore you will no longer see false visions or practice divination. I will save my people from your hands. And then you will know that I am the LORD.'”

False teachers can repent of their false teaching and change. If they do, the church should forgive them and restore them if they remain in sound doctrine. If their apologies are hollow and deceitful and they persist in teaching false doctrine, they must come under church discipline as detailed in 1 Cor. 5, Eph 5:6-14 and Matt. 18:15-17. We must try them (I John 4: 1), we must rebuke them (Titus 1:13), we must have no fellowship with them if they do not repent (Eph. 5:11), we must withdraw from them (2 Thes. 3:6), we must separate from them (2 Cor. 6:17), we must turn away from them (2 Tim 3:5,7), we must mark them and avoid them (Rom. 16:17), we must not receive them into our house (2 John 10). We are to reject heretics (Titus 3:10).

If they are false prophets making false or inaccurate prophesies of the future, however, that is a matter between them and God. The church is to ignore their prophesies from that point on. They should no longer be allowed to prophesy in the church, in my opinion. They should come under church discipline as detailed in 1 Cor. 5, Eph 5:6-14 and Matt. 18:15-17. If they refrain from prophesy but teach false doctrine, the discipline process should start all over again.

 It is hoped that this will be a helpful resource — to those who take their stand and make their standard God’s Word and desire to remain in sound doctrine.

Titus 1:7-9

1 Since an overseer is entrusted with God’s work, he must be blameless–not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.
2 Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.
3 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

Titus 2:1

1 You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.

Woe to the Shepherds Who Feed Themselves

And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ezek 34:1-2

As I look around the world of religion in our society one thing has become very clear. The masks of the false shepherds of the apostate church are coming off. More and more the false prophets of today’s religious establishment are showing themselves to be the wolves that they truly are. In years past it has taken great discernment to see and hear the little bits of leaven they have used to poison their flocks. But lately it seems the apostasy is much more open and above board.

A couple of the most blatant examples of this are Joel Osteen and T.D. Jakes. Both were recently given an opportunity to boldly proclaim the gospel on the national stage. Osteen in fact was given that opportunity twice, once on the Larry King Show and again on the ABC daytime show The View. Jakes had his chance during a lengthy interview on National Public Radio. Both were asked during the course of the interview if they believed that Jesus was the only way to heaven. Neither would say that Jesus is the way the truth and the life and that no man comes to God except by him. Both of these wolves in sheep’s clothing left room for some to come to God another way.

Finish Article HERE

Turned Away at the Door of the Elephant Room

By Erin Benzinger…

About 45 minutes ago, a friend and I walked through the doors of Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, IL. Why? To attend The Elephant Room 2, of course! Upon approaching the registration desk, the volunteers noticed that they could not find my name tag. I was ushered to the side, where I was confronted by Harvest Bible Chapel elder Jim Rowan and told that my registration had been revoked and refunded and that I was to leave the premises immediately. One must wonder, how does this harmonize with the purpose statement of The Elephant Room which states, among other things:

The Elephant Room is more than an event. It is the outgrowth of an idea. The idea that the best way forward for the followers of Jesus lies not in crouching behind walls of disagreement but in conversation among all kinds of leaders about what the scriptures actually teach. We must insist on the biblical Gospel, right doctrine and practice but not isolate ourselves from relationship even with those who believe much differently. (Online Source)

Full Story HERE and audio.

Other links

http://apprising.org/2012/01/25/chris-rosebrough-and-erin-benziger-not-allowed-into-elephant-room-2/

Rick Perry involves himself with the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation), Romney is a Mormon*, and now Gingrich shows up at Rodney Howard Browne’s church. What a testament of apostasy in those seeking the highest office in our government.

Please Read:

 Newt Gingrich Visits the “Holy Ghost Bartender”

Today Newt Gingrich made an appearance at River Church in Tampa, Florida, pastored by Rodney Howard Browne. Slate’s Dave Weigel tweeted that in introducing Gingrich, Browne prayed that America “will not allow the killing of unborn babies, and the takeover of Islam” and “the Constitution that we have, and your word, and Jesus is the only way we can be delivered from this plight.”

Browne is no inconsequential—or uncontroversial—figure in the world of charismatic Christianity. He’s been described by Christianity Today as the “often flamboyant Pentecostal preacher.” He’s associated with the “holy laughter” manifestation of charismatic gifts, which the same CT piece characterized as “rang[ing] from uncontrollable laughter to the noises of animals.”

Full Story  HERE

*Mormonism

Mormons like to think they are mainstream Christians but this is not so. Christianity has to hold to primary essential doctrines such as the sole authority of the Bible, the Deity of Christ, Jesus died a substitutionary death for our sin and that He rose from the dead and that He is coming again. Salvation is grace through faith alone.

Mormonism contradicts all of the above when one closely studies what they believe. This makes Mormonism a cult.

THE KEY TO SANCTIFICATION

(Friday Church News Notes, January 20, 2012, www.wayoflife.org

 Many teachers have espoused one particular key to sanctification in the Christian life. For some it is “abiding in Christ,” and they use John 15 as the key. For others it is a second blessing or a spiritual baptism of some sort. For others it is to rest in or dwell on one’s identification with Christ at the cross (e.g., the “Calvary Road”). John Piper proposes “Christian hedonism” as the key.

 Yes, many “keys” have been proposed, but the Bible takes a multiple approach to sanctification and spiritual victory. It is not only resting or not only abiding or whatever, it is abiding and resting and yielding and obeying and avoiding and pursuing, etc. If there were one “key” to sanctification and spiritual victory, the New Testament epistles would be much shorter than they are. Writing to the church at Corinth, for example, Paul would merely have laid out the “key” and that would have been the end of the problem.

 

BREACHED!

The Symptoms of Seduction by Spirits
 “Now it came about when Jerusalem was captured in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came to Jerusalem and laid siege to it; in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the city wall was breached.”
Jeremiah 39:1-2, NASB

This series of articles has been difficult for the Discernment Research Group to publish. As we read the account of Pastor Steve and Sarah Berger’s loss of their teenage son Josiah in a tragic car accident, our hearts stirred with sympathy for them and their family, for their church and their friends. Yet we rejoiced with them in their assurance that Josiah, a professing believer in Jesus Christ, was in Heaven and in the legacy he had left here on earth.

However, amidst our sympathy for them and thoughtful consideration, we decided it necessary to rebut the New Age view of Heaven that was publicly being spread amongst the evangelical community in the Bergers’ book, Have Heart: bridging the gulf between heaven and earth.[2] Openly endorsed by such high-profile church figures as James Robison, Chuck Missler and Greg Laurie,[3] and promoted by various media outlets[4] and Koinonia House,[5] this book required a public response.[6]

In a point-by-point biblical and theological analysis and commentary, Have Heart was reviewed by Pastor Larry DeBruyn in his 5-part series “Do the Dead Communicate with the Living?” The Discernment Research Group thought this review of the Bergers’ book was necessary because the issues it introduces to America’s evangelical community; namely a New Age understanding of Heaven that allows for visitations from Christian loved ones who have entered the afterlife.

Full Article  HERE

Here is a new age site that gives startling information on how to find a medium…

FINDING A MEDIUM

To find a medium of good reputation, you could try asking friends and work pals. Perhaps the best place to start would be a local Spiritualist church. You may find one advertised in your local paper. Folks there will put you in touch with a medium of good repute, and will understand and help with any questions or concerns you may have.

http://www.cherrysage.com/articles/TitleLink.php?nId=75&pageName=Psychic Mediums: How Psychic Mediums Contact the Spirit World and Communicate with our Loved Ones

Perry Stone Embraces Necromancy which the Bible forbids….Why would God forbid it? Men are so easily deceived.

Here is a written transcript of the conversation.

 

Perry Stone:
What happened when you were called to preach, now? I want to go to that.

Fred Stone:
When I was there, this little cabin, Perry, that me and my dad had built. Dad had helped me in West Virginia, up in a lease area, out in Creek Cold company. And I was up there praying and seeking the face of God. And Al Collins, while I was praying, I heard footsteps; it was in the fall and there was leaves about four, five, six inches high. And I heard two or three steps behind the cabin—I’m sitting just like I am now. And I turned and looked around and bent my head like this, and before I could see anybody, a hand reached through—the right hand of a man—reached through the side of the cabin and touched me on the head. I thought it was an angel of the Lord; but actually, the spirit man of Al Collins had touched me, you know what I mean? And spoke to me about what God wanted me to know, and that the Lord wanted me to know this and that and the other. And, of course, I was so overcome by the Spirit that it probably took me an hour after this experience for it to just kind of wear off.

You know, Perry, supernatural experiences with God usually stay with people forever. They stay with you all your life. Now, they’re not as fresh, and they’re not as great upon your spirit man as they were for the first two or three years or something; but they’ll be there forever.

Perry Stone:
I remember when you told me—I mean, I’ve heard you tell that, actually, for years about how that you actually, when that hand touched you, you collapsed and thought you had a heart attack and came out of your body. Paul talked about in 2 Corinthians 12, “…whether in the body or out of the body, I cannot tell, God knows, such a one was caught up into the third heaven…” And so, there are experiences where it’s either a vision, or it actually is happening. And you went out, like, being sucked out into the universe somewhere, where you ended up, where it was a beautiful sapphire blue, and you described what happened there. You said that you saw a ball of light that looked like the size of a silver dollar, is that right? And Al stepped out of that, and pointed his finger at you, right?

Fred:
It was moving, Perry, it was so far in the universe I couldn’t estimate how far it was. And it was moving with the speed of a, it was like a lightning bolt. It was coming toward me so fast. But when it got from the size of my fist to the size of a person, but it was a ball of fire—a ball of light would be better, light and fire. And when it got so far from me, it just stopped moving, and the light just vanished and there stood Al Collins.

Perry:
And this is the friend that had passed away?

Fred:
Yeah, that’s correct.

Perry:
You’re out in the universe somewhere, though? I mean, way out, on the edge of eternity…

Fred:
And when he put his right hand out toward me, God let him speak to me.

Perry:
And he said what?

Fred:
And he didn’t waste any time, Perry. See, I wanted to ask him questions. What it was like, Al, what was it like to die? What was this and that? That’s what was on my mind, because we were these good friends. But I wasn’t permitted to do that. He looked me and put his hand out and he said, “Fred, God has sent me, God has sent me to tell you…” Excuse me, Perry. “…God has sent me to tell you that you’re called to preach. He’s called you to preach. And you must preach, you must go and you must preach and you must obey me.” And when he said that, the power of God came on me, Perry, and I couldn’t answer him. I couldn’t do nothing, I just trembled. I just shook under the power of God.

Perry:
And then, but you came back to yourself in that cabin.

Fred:
And one time he started to leave, and then something stopped him, and he told me he wasn’t finished. And he turned around and said it the second time, said the same thing.

Perry:
Wow.

Fred:
That let me know it was Al Collins. It was no spirit. It was the soul of Al Collins.

Perry:
Now, you had an experience, too, where you went, you saw into Heaven, and you saw books in Heaven, and that actually had photographs in them, or what looked like photographs, of the ministry of Jesus. Do you remember, can you remember that? So tell what happened though, that’s what’s interesting.

Fred:
Perry, I walked into this, I was praying and just carried out in the spirit, and I walked in…

Perry:
Now explain that for people that don’t understand. When you say, “carried out,” what happens?

Fred:
Well, the Holy Ghost just come on me so great, the Spirit of God moves on you so great, that He can do what He wants to do. He can show you anything He wants to show you. So while in the spirit man, I was on my knees in prayer, but in the spirit, my inner man walked into this great library.

Perry:
Literally, you saw this?

Fred:
Yeah, into this great library. And, Perry, it had books the size, the width of them was about like this, they were about this high.

Perry:
Was it about three, three and a half, three feet, maybe? Three feet?

Fred:
Yeah, three feet, they were. And one of them was called, “The Mighty Acts and Words of Jesus.” And then there was another book there about Jesus, but I felt led to look at “The Mighty Acts and Words of Jesus.” So I pulled it out, laid it in this table, it was a table with just, the most beautiful glistening white cover. And I laid it down, and when I opened the book, on the page it said, I opened the title page and it said, “The Mighty Acts and Words of Jesus.” And I thought, “Well, I’ve never seen that book.” So I started opening it up, and as I did, there was great pages of His preaching.

Perry:
So, you could read it, and see it?

Fred:
Oh, yeah, yeah.

Perry:
So, what do you think it was, Dad? Do you think it was the Holy Spirit, while Jesus was on earth, actually captured, somehow, for people to see one day, everything that He did?

Fred:
Well, you know, look what John said, he said, “There are many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself…” John 21.

Perry:
Wow. Right. So what did you see?

Fred:
Oh, it was like, the Sermon on the Mount; instead of just Matthew 5, 6, 7, it was other preaching that He did, that was with that.

Perry:
Wow. Now, in other words, when the Bible says, “Every word man gives an account of on that day,” He literally has words, apparently, in books or something…

Fred:
So the Holy Ghost put in the Bible what He wanted us to actually see and read of the words of Jesus. But Perry, there are, there could be millions of words of Christ and sermons of His. Just like with yourself, there’s been times when you’d start preaching in your meetings, that I would marvel because I knew what you were saying was not all notes. You weren’t quoting from notes. And I believe, Perry, that that’s where alot of preachers get so inspired today, that God just pulls some of the preaching of Jesus that’s not in the books of the New Testament and just puts it in their mouth, and they preach it, and people are saying, “Where in the world did that come from? I never heard that before.”

It has been interesting to observe who is teaching falsely and their progression. For instance look at a few of these quotes from Greg Laurie.

“How can a God of love send people to hell? God doesn’t send anyone to hell. We send ourselves there. Hell was never created for man but for the devil and his angels.” [How To Share Your Faith, p. 66, bold added, see also this same statement in how to live FOREVER, copyright 1999, p. 20]

Then there are his “void” and “loneliness” teachings which seem to be the essence of bad news….not sin.

“Before we can truly appreciate this good news though, we need to understand the bad news, which is a serious problem we all have.

“Every person is lonely – lonely in a way that relationships can’t fill . . . children can’t fill . . . friends can’t fill. I believe it’s a loneliness for God.” (Why Believe? p. xvi, Billy Graham Library Selection special edition, copyright 1995)”

“Besides “adding to” the gospel (Galatians 1:8-9; Proverbs 30:5-6) by adding a “void” that doesn’t exist, Laurie preaches the opposite of the gospel. God says, “The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.” (Psalm 10:4) “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, . . .” (Romans 1:28) And, “There is none who seeks after God.” (Romans 3:11) And, “An evil man seeks only rebellion.” (Proverbs 17:11; see also Romans 1:18-32; 3:10-18; Proverbs 14:2). Psalm 10:3 says the wicked “renounce the Lord.” John 3:20 says they hate the light (1 John 1:5). Romans 1:30 describes them as “haters of God.” They are not lonely for Him.”

Greg Laurie is also known for his affiliation with Rick Warren and the Saddleback Church. It seems evident that continued associations with false teachers escalates one’s own downfall.

Source

Over the last five years I have also heard about the teachings of Chuck Missler. The opinions vary widely depending on one’s church background and how one perceives extra-biblical or edgy teachings.  He seems to be basically well-liked by Pentecostals, Charismatics and those who are affiliated with the Calvary Church. But there are those in these denominations who are uncomfortable with him.

A quick look into some of his teachings rather shocked me. Here is an excerpt from “The Ten Virgins.”

“Later when the five foolish virgins came, they said, “Lord, Lord, open the door.” But he answered them saying, “I know you not” (Matthew 25:12).

“I Know You Not

“The Greek word used here for know is oida (Strong’s #1492), which means to see, to perceive or to “know intimately.” The Lord was saying to the five foolish virgins: “I don’t know you intimately; we don’t have a close relationship. If we did, you would have obeyed Me and brought more oil.” In other words, there was no fellowship between them. The Lord only knew them by observation.

“The five foolish virgins in this parable obviously are in heaven. But because they didn’t know (oida) the Lord intimately, He didn’t let them in to the wedding ceremony. They were not qualified to enter.”

The traditional teaching is that the door is closed to those who the Lord does not know. There is no entrance into heaven. But he has changed it to mean that the relationship was not intimate enough?  That those He doesn’t know…”I know you not”…will gain entrance? Entrance into heaven but not the wedding feast?

I looked up Strongs #1942*  and the words “know intimately” do not exist in the definition. Missler has the words in parenthesis which usually means an exact quote.

Next I watched a video about Missler’s Bible Codes that explained that 10 names in Genesis 5 spells out a prophecy of Jesus Christ. The combined meanings of the  names of Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah…translate into this sentence.

“Man-appointed- mortal -sorrow,-the blessed God-shall come down-teaching-his death shall bring – the despairing-rest or comfort.”

He said all you have to do is go to the Lexicon and Concordances and verify the meanings of the names. I did. I could only positively verify three of the ten. Adam is man, Jared means descent, and Noah means comfort. Two are stretches as Seth means, “instead of”, or “compensation” so I have a hard time saying that “appointed” should be used as a meaning. The other stretch is Methuselah, which I found to mean primarily “man of a dart”. I really had to dig into the lexicon but I did see “death/judgment” as a meaning.

 The true meaning of the name Lamech is “powerful” not despairing. Despairing is the ninth word of his sentence. But powerful would not fit into his “integrated message system.”

Strong’s H3929 – Lemek  

Lamech = “powerful”

1) the 5th lineal descendant from Cain, husband of Adah and Zillah, father of sons, Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal-cain, and daughter, Naamah

2) father of Noah

Missler says not to trust what he says or teaches. Maybe he is counting on the fact that few really take the time to actually test the teachings they are listening to. He even tells us in the article on his site, “…the views concerning the meaning and significance of the original roots are not free of controversy and are subject to variant readings.”  Right. That is why this teaching is so meaningless.

I later watched Missler teach this “bible code”  on  a video….When he read the sentence the people in the audience gasped. Then I knew what he was living for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUs8f-lphec&feature=related

It is no wonder that men who do not love Christ enough to preach Him and the cross, end up endorsing a book that instructs us to contact the dead…something the Bible strictly prohibits.

Please read the featured article.

http://mywordlikefire.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/greg-laurie-chuck-missler-blow-it-big-time/

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Strong’s G1492 – eidō

1) to see

a) to perceive with the eyes

b) to perceive by any of the senses

c) to perceive, notice, discern, discover

d) to see

1) i.e. to turn the eyes, the mind, the attention to anything

2) to pay attention, observe

3) to see about something

a) i.e. to ascertain what must be done about it

4) to inspect, examine

5) to look at, behold

e) to experience any state or condition

f) to see i.e. have an interview with, to visit

2) to know

a) to know of anything

b) to know, i.e. get knowledge of, understand, perceive

1) of any fact

2) the force and meaning of something which has definite meaning

3) to know how, to be skilled in

c) to have regard for one, cherish, pay attention to (1Th. 5:12)

How to hear the voice of God.

Exactly.

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