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Shocking "Confession" from Willow Creek Community Church
A Lighthouse Trails Commentary
The headlines on a Townhall.com article this week certainly catch
the attention: "A Shocking 'Confession' from Willow Creek Community
Church."The article talks about a survey Willow Creek performed and the findings of the
survey. Townhall columnist Bob Burney explains:
Willow Creek has released the results of a multi-year study
on the effectiveness of their programs and philosophy of ministry. The
study's findings are in a new book titled Reveal: Where Are You?, co-authored
by Cally Parkinson and Greg Hawkins, executive pastor of Willow Creek
Community Church. Hybels himself called the findings "earth
shaking," "ground breaking" and "mind blowing."
And no wonder: it seems that the "experts" were wrong.
The report reveals that most of what they have been doing
for these many years and what they have taught millions of others to do is
not producing solid disciples of Jesus Christ. Numbers yes, but not
disciples. It gets worse. Hybels laments:
"Some of the stuff that we have put millions of dollars
into thinking it would really help our people grow and develop spiritually,
when the data actually came back it wasn't helping people that much. Other
things that we didn't put that much money into and didn't put much staff
against is stuff our people are crying out for."
Burney quotes Hybels who talks about what he feels
Willow Creek should have been doing:
We made a mistake. What we should have done when people
crossed the line of faith and become Christians, we should have started
telling people and teaching people that they have to take responsibility to
become 'self feeders.' We should have gotten people, taught people, how to
read their bible between services, how to do the spiritual practices much more aggressively on their own.
This may sound quite noble to most that Hybels now realizes
he should have been telling congregants to read their Bibles, but what are
these "spiritual practices" that people should do "more
aggressively on their own"? Will they be the meditative practices that
are already incorporated into Willow Creek through their spiritual
formation curriculum that contemplatives Ruth Haley Barton and John Ortberg
created for Willow Creek? While Willow Creek may revise some of their
big corporation, church-growing tactics and programs to accommodate the
survey's revelations, it isn't too likely they will be getting rid
of their spiritual formation emphasis. After all, "spiritual
practices" (or disciplines) is what is at the heart of spiritual
formation (with meditation at the forefront). Still remaining on their site
is their Solitude page with recommended resources by contemplatives Henri
Nouwen and Dallas Willard. And countless other such resources can be found
on the Willow Creek website, including many from emerging leaders such
as Erwin McManus and Brian McLaren.
What is Willow Creek's motive in wanting to make these changes? The
Townhall article reveals a glimpse of that:
Perhaps the most shocking thing of all in this revelation coming
out of Willow Creek is in a summary statement by [WC executive pastor] Greg
"Our dream is that we fundamentally change the way we
do church. That we take out a clean sheet of paper and we rethink all of
our old assumptions. Replace it with new insights. Insights that are
informed by research and rooted in Scripture. Our dream is really to
discover what God is doing and how he's asking us to transform this
It is no new thing that Willow Creek wishes to
"transform the planet." They are part of the emerging
spirituality that includes Rick Warren and many other major Christian
leaders who believe the church will usher in the kingdom of God on earth before Christ returns.
This dominionist, kingdom-now theology is literally permeating the lecture
halls of many Christian seminaries, and mysticism is the propeller that
keeps its momentum. If Willow Creek hopes to transform the planet,
they won't be able to get rid of the focus on the mystical (i.e.,
contemplative). Their new Fall 2007 Catalog gives a clear picture of where their
heart lies, with resources offered by New Age proponent Rob Bell, contemplative author Keri Wyatt Kent, and the
Ancient Future Conference with emerging leaders Scot McKnight and Alan
Hirsch, as well as resources by Ruth Haley Barton and John Ortberg.
Time will tell what Willow Creek intends to do about strengthening its
focus on "spiritual practices" and "transform[ing] the
planet," but if what they have been doing over the last couple decades
is any indication, it will only further the cause to unite the world
through meditation and a false global peace. And in case some
are thinking right now, "Well, let's give them a chance to show
how they are changing for the good," take a look at the upcoming Shift conference presented
by Willow Creek next Spring. Resources (and speakers) for the event
include those by atonement denier Brian McLaren as well as emerging/mystic
leaders Mark Yaconelli, Scot McKnight, Dan
Kimball, and Shaine Claiborne. It is becoming more and more
apparent that Willow Creek's "shocking confession" falls
quite short of the truth. Under the guise of telling congregants to read
their Bibles more is a paradigm shift that is anything but biblical and
should be avoided at all costs.
challenges Baptists to promote peace worldwide
Rick Warren, presenting a keynote address at the
annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas has encouraged
Christians once again to "establish the kingdom of God" here on
Warren is well known for a three-legged
stool plan designed to implement his global PEACE plan.
Warren learned about such a plan from his mentor Peter Drucker, a
well known consultant who promoted church growth methods focused on
a market-driven Christianity.
Warren's three-legged stool plan
has three legs - business, government and the
Establishing the kingdom of God on planet earth is one of
the goals of the PEACE plan and the Purpose Driven Church. It can
be documented that the purpose driven plan and the emerging church
plan both have a plan to work together with people
of various faiths, unifying together for a common cause. This is
interesting in light of Pastor Warren's previous statements that he can
work together with those of diverse faiths and beliefs such as
Muslims, homosexuals and the Roman Catholics.
It should also be noted in the article that follows
that the "P" in the PEACE plan now stands for something
different than what was originally stated when the PEACE plan was
first announced. Initially the "P" stood
for "planting churches." Now, the "P" apparently
stands for "promoting reconciliation." Click
here to read this entire article.
Rick Warren Welcomes New Age Proponent Ken Blanchard Back to
As reported on 10/28/07 by Lighthouse Trails:
For those who may not
understand the significance of this bold move by Rick Warren to invite
Ken Blanchard back to Saddleback (and to announce it on Fox News),
the following information will be vital to read.
In Summary: Rick Warren announced in 2003 that Ken
Blanchard would be working together with him on implementing the peace
plan and training leaders around the world. However, when it came out
that Blanchard had been promoting eastern meditation, Buddhism, and the
New Age for over 20 years, Warren denied that Blanchard would be working
on the peace plan. Warren contacted Lighthouse Trails regarding this.
Because thousands of Christian churches are still following the Purpose
Driven program, thinking that they are following a biblical plan, when in
fact they are walking toward a dangerous, ecumenical cliff and a false
belief that there will be global peace and the kingdom of God here on
earth before Christ returns (read Faith Undone), we are reposting this information. Blanchard,
who has been a professing Christian since the 80s, has
consistently promoted the New Age, and to this day is still endorsing New
Age type books and is still on the advisory board of the Hoffman Institute, where New Age practices and beliefs permeate.
While Warren denied that Blanchard would be working with him on the peace
plan, documentation below shows otherwise including a video of Rick
Warren stating such and also a transcript of a conversation at a Lead
Like Jesus conference in Alabama between Warren and Blanchard.
Ken Blanchard is back at Saddleback today (October 28th), and while Rick
Warren is using the terrible fires in S. California as a reason to bring
Blanchard back, there is a lot more to consider than houses being lost.
While we sympathize with Blanchard and the many others who have lost
their homes to the fires, the spiritual lives of countless people
throughout the world could be affected too. For those who may not
understand why Rick Warren would bring Blanchard in again, there is an
obvious and documented explanation - he resonates with the same
spirituality as Blanchard, as is carefully shown in A Time of
Departing and Faith Undone.
Note: Rick Warren has sat on Blanchard's national advisory board for many years, along with New Age proponents
Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Laurie Beth Jones. When Blanchard's website was revamped, the
list of board members was removed. Attempts were made to receive a copy
of the current board member list, but Lead Like Jesus would not release
it. If you would like to know who is currently on the board at Lead Like
Jesus, click here for contact information.
here to read the rest of this
article and for documentation and references.
Things Not Always As They Seem
The following letter we received on October 26th is a typical
one. The man, Chris, is not aware of Rob Bell's "fruit" and sees
only the deeds of righteousness that appear to be godly. But the Bible
gives warning even about such deeds if the author of them is Satan rather
To Lighthouse Trails:
I find it comical that there is a site that pits Christians against
Christians. A person shall be known by his fruit. What is Rob Bell's fruit?
Only thousands of people who have reconnected to their faith and represent
Christ more like those of the "traditional" church.
What is the Lighthouse Trails Research Project's fruit? It spends countless
hours demanding that their religion is a one size fits all.
Repent you modern day Pharisees! Stop being so legalistic and represent the
Thank you for writing. We cannot always just look to righteous works
(remember, the Bible says that Satan's ministers come as ministers of
righteousness). The fruit of Rob Bell is that he points people to the
spirituality of Ken Wilber. I don't know how much you know about Wilber,
but check out his website and see if it lines up with what the Bible
teaches. Here is a link to his site: http://www.kenwilber.com and one particular page you
might want to look at: http://www.kenwilber.com/personal/ILP/MyILP.html
Chris, things are not always as they seem. While you see us as legalistic,
we only desire to defend the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the only
means of salvation, according to the Bible.
What Chris (and so many
others) may not realize is that Rob Bell's "fruit" is leading
people away from the Jesus Christ of the Bible. In Velvet Elvis,
Bell tells readers to spend three months reading a book by Ken Wilber (and says it will be a
"mind blowing" experience). Check out Wilber's site and see if you
would want a friend or family member to spend three months studying his
teachings. The book that Bell recommends in Velvet Elvis is called A
Brief History of Everything, which is similar to Leonard Sweet's Theory of Everything in which
God dwells in all humans and all creation. This is not what the Bible
teaches - on the contrary. We must be born again through Jesus Christ - He
is the only path to the Father.
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. II
Corinthians 11: 13-15
Many Pastors Promoting Rob Bell
"Shocked" Over Tai Chi, Yoga at Baylor University
After reading "Lightness of Being," my jaw dropped open and I thought, "Since when
does a Baptist university have teachers teaching Chinese Taoism
techniques?" Have I missed something? Is this the same Baylor I
Tai chi is a form of moving
meditation, an internal Chinese martial art to relieve stress and balance
your "chi," which is the life force of Taoism. It is yin and yang
or the god of paganism and hermetics. I know a lot about this because I
have done in-depth studies of the occult and pagan belief systems.
I am a Christian whose son got
involved in drugs and the occult. He is now a Christian, and we have a
ministry to people who get hooked into it. I also studied the Bible
in-depth for more than thirty years. I know pagan when I see it!
Tai chi and yoga are being
advertised as harmless exercise and health programs. Nothing could be
further from the truth! Any Christian that has been involved in the occult
can tell you that these are gateways to get people interested in the
occult. I understand that a university has to offer secular courses, even a
Baptist one; however, this is taking it a bit too far. Click here to read this entire article.
The Rethink Conference - Rethinking Robert Schuller
As a former New Age follower, I could hardly believe it. On Oct. 17, 2004,
more than 20 years after his first appearance on the "Hour of
Power," New Age leader Gerald Jampolsky was once again Robert Schuller's
featured guest. I was not surprised on one level because I had always been
aware of Schuller's affection for New Age teachings. What did surprise me
was Schuller's willingness still to be so openly aligned with a veteran New
Age leader like Jampolsky....
[Robert] Schuller's latest move is to hold a
"Rethink Conference" at his Crystal Cathedral. With an unusual
mix of Christian and non-Christian speakers, the conference will take place
Jan. 17-19, 2008. He is co-hosting the conference with Emerging Church
movement leader Erwin McManus. Schuller's "rethink" website
states the purpose of the conference: "Our aim is to bring together a
cross-section of the key leaders in today's culture so we can grapple with
what's truly happening in our world."
Among the 30 speakers lending their names and varying degrees of
credibility to Robert Schuller's conference are Lee Strobel, Dan Kimball,
Charles Colson, George Barna, Rupert Murdoch, George Herbert Walker Bush,
Larry King and Rick Warren's wife, Kay Warren. While Rick Warren has tried
desperately to deny his spiritual ties to Schuller, his wife's presence at
the conference speaks volumes. Click here to read this entire article.
Erwin McManus Teams Up with Robert Schuller - Could Have
Belmont University (Baptist): Emergent Book More Popular than
"Belmont seeks broader identity"
Baptists say school has left religious roots
By Colby Sledge
At Belmont University, the new religion is change.
Enrollment is the highest ever. As soon as one residence hall is completed,
another goes up. Students and faculty call President Bob Fisher "Bob
the Builder," for his drive toward the school's master plan....
Many students say they came for Belmont's programs, not its affiliation. A
pedestrian can pass by eight, 10 or 12 cars in parking lots on campus and
not spot a Tennessee license plate, a testament to the draw of Music Row
and the school's music-industry emphasis.
"I would probably say it's music business over religion," said
sophomore Claire Warner when asked how she would best describe Belmont....
On the school's Facebook Web page, "God" comes in third in top
student interests. (First is "Music," followed by
"Singing.") The most popular book on campus is not the Bible, but Blue Like Jazz by Christian author Donald Miller, a leader in the
emerging church movement that draws away from fundamentalism, as the state
convention becomes more conservative. Click here to read this entire news story.
Christian Colleges That Promote Contemplative Spirituality
Belmont University Among Southern Baptist Convention's
'List of Colleges and Universities' Promoting Yoga, New Age
One Man's Efforts to Holding Pastors Accountable
by Malcolm Trosclair
The first thing you learn when holding pastors accountable, is that no one
likes to be held accountable, even pastors!
It's hard to believe that it was only ten months ago, that I wrote Pastor
Bob Coy, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, asking him to
please distance himself from the Emergent Church Movement and from those
who promote it, such as Rick Warren and Bill Hybels.
My letter to Pastor Bob, which is posted on this blog under the title,
"Is The Largest Church In Florida Going Emergent?" was answered
by two phone calls in one hour from Pastor Bob. During those calls he
employed a tactic, which I later discovered is the first line of defense in
the Emergent Church Movement. This tactic, is to ask you to define, the
emergent church. This is not as easy as it sounds, since emergent churches
refuse to publish a statement of faint in order to make it more difficult
for people to see their heretical beliefs.... Click here to read more.
If Yoga is Hindu, Why are Christians Doing it in Church?
From an outside news source:
New York Press
To get to their weekly yoga class, practitioners carry their mats past a
New York Sports Club and a Crunch gym. Then they walk into a church, where
the minister wears a T-shirt and spandex capri pants and recites the Lord's
Prayer while stretching into the sun salute.
They're part of a growing U.S. movement: Christians who say they are
getting closer to God in a non-traditional way.
Christian yoga classes have been the most popular way for adults to enrich
their faith in the past seven years, according to the Rev. Thomas Ryan, a
Christian yoga instructor who directs the Paulist North American Office for
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations in New York City and authored Prayer of
Heart and Body: Meditation and Yoga as a Christian Spiritual Practice. Ryan
leads two-hour weekly yoga classes at his church, St. Paul the Apostle, on
the West Side near Columbus Circle. Every session is packed with 40 people. Click here to read this entire article.
CHRISTIAN YOGA: Rooted in Hindu Occultism
Southern Baptist 'Kids' Bowing To Yoga
T. D. Jakes: Quotes Lighthouse Trails; OKs Yoga
A Hindu Yogi Speaks: "There is no Christian Yoga"
Contemplative Terms - The "Inside" Language of the
Recognize these terms? They are part of the
"inside language" of contemplative spirituality and all point to
one thing ... eastern mysticism
The Jesus Prayer
Palms Up, Palms Down
Ancient Prayer Practices
A Thin Place
Prayer of the Heart
Dark night of the soul
Practicing the Presence
Awareness of Being
Being in the Present Moment
Many of these terms are considered "inside" terms according to
many contemplatives, such as Youth Specialties writer, Michael Perschon. On
April 16th, 2006, Youth Specialties issued an article by Perschon that illustrates the very
thing we are saying here:
"Fitness buffs have an inside language. The really serious ones like
to use proper anatomy terms, like gluteus maximus instead of bum. They
still mean bum but, like most experts, enjoy having some special knowledge
others don't have. People who practice contemplative prayer are often no
different. Like any other practice, contemplative prayer has its own inside
language, which is clear to the initiated but means little to outsiders.
Much of the writing on contemplative prayer uses this inside
language." -Michael Perschon, "Contemplative Prayer
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John Wimber's Paradigm Shift, *The River Movement and the
John Wimber's Paradigm Shift, *The River Movement and the
The Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship's success on the
world stage is best understood within a Vineyard context, as that church
was a Vineyard affiliate at the time of the revival's outbreak in January
of 1994. It was Vineyard magnate John Wimber who ushered into popularity
the term paradigm shift, an idea which brought the charismatic arm of the
church to a radically new viewpoint of what biblical practice should
entail. A paradigm is an example or pattern, and according to Wimber's
purported discovery of the gaping differences between the Middle Eastern
and Western mindsets, the Christian West needs to be turned on its
theological head. Believers in Middle Eastern countries, Wimber taught,
have an openness to the supernatural which allows them to experience
personally an interaction between the physical and the spiritual realms. We
in the Western world have become so deadened, the theory goes, to spiritual
reality, it is difficult and often impossible for miracles, manifestations,
and revelations from God to break through. Thus, Wimber says, we need a
major alteration in our method of approaching God and allowing Him to
approach us. The old study and learn method (commended by the
apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 4:13-16, and II Timothy 3:14-17) is no longer
adequate. In fact, according to Wimber and a flood of Third Wave teachers,
it never has been. Experience is what counts, they say, and all that head
knowledge we've been accumulating all these years is a big waste of time. This
teaching states that to really know God, His power and miracles, we need to
shuck all that dead letter stuff and get into the life.1...
[Wimber] first introduced into mainstream charismatic congregations the
incredibly strange manifestations that are supposedly initiated by the Holy
Spirit. Pogoing (jumping up and down in place), rippling on or under the
skin, tingling, shaking, convulsions, uncontrollable laughter--many of the
same kinds of manifestations traditionally attributed to demonic influence--have
now attained prominence in River meetings. This sounds much like the Kundalini Effect, which takes place during deep eastern-style
meditation. It is shocking and frightening to see the similarities between
this and Wimber's manifestations.
Symptoms can include headaches, nausea, tingling sensation,
and uncontrollable twitching. The Sanskrit word Kundalini means the curled
one, and is also called Kundalini awakening or the awakening of the
serpent. Practitioners describe it as a curled channel in the tailbone
area. It can rise through the chakras (psychic centers situated along the
spine from the tailbone to the top of the head), creating physical symptoms
ranging from sensations of heat and tremors to involuntary laughing or
crying, talking in tongues, nausea, diarrhea or constipation, rigidity or
limpness, and animal-like movements and sounds.
How is it that River revival movement signs are no different
than the demonic symptoms described here? And yet, it is taught that
those who don't experience these to some degree are rather deficient in
their ability to receive God's "manifest presence." Although this
too will be vehemently denied by a verbal majority in the River, that same
majority calls the inhibited Christian "hard to receive." I know.
As a member of New Covenant leadership I knew it to be standard policy to
downplay the spiritual maturity of those who resisted or criticized these
manifestations. We figured that if God was moving in our midst only
spiritual babes, or those bound by fear or legalism, would be unable or
unwilling to enter in and appreciate the wild goings-on in our meetings.
And while we would listen to the teaching from the pulpit, it was widely recognized
that it was merely a precursor to the real excitement, such being ministry
John Wimber's dependence on experiences to define spirituality is summed up
in one overused word--fruit. Basically the idea is that if someone was
hanging from the ceiling for hours during a spiritual encounter, we are not
to judge the experience immediately, but rather look at the person's fruit.
If the individual claimed a deeper love for Jesus after the experience,
that would be enough to validate its being from God.
Where is the plumb line of God's Word in all this? In a 1983 Vineyard
leadership conference, John Goodwin quotes Wimber as saying: "All that
is in the Bible is true, but not all truth is in the Bible. We integrate
all truth, both biblical and other, into our experience of living."3
As a self-described former Vineyard pastor for eight years who often
accompanied Wimber on his travels, Goodwin notes that the fruit of this
spiritual smorgasbord is partially the result of Wimber's borrowing
theological thought from such notables as Agnes Sanford and meditation
promoter *Morton Kelsey. Having twice read one of Sanford's books called The
Healing Light,4 I can attest to its gross New Age content. It is
replete with such ideas as thought vibrations, visualization, metaphysical
healing techniques, and positive confession. Kelsey, in Healing and
Christianity, equates the ministry of Jesus with shamanism,5 commends
encounters with the dead as natural spirit-earth links,6 bases much of his
book on paganistic Jungian psychology, and calls the atonement a
"hypothesis developed" by the early church.7
With this anything goes mentality, the playing field is wide open. In one
of our Sunday afternoon meetings, the wife of one of our elders shook,
cried out, and fell unmoving to the floor. Pastor Tom Smalley strode
forward from the pulpit, looked the congregation right in the eye, and
said, "If you don't like what just happened here, then you've got a
religious spirit, and you need to get rid of it!" ... The bottom line
was that a manifestation could not even be questioned without the
inquirer's spirituality being put on trial.
Disparaging and adding to the Word of God in River groups is common in the
extreme. How many times have we heard that "God is bigger than His
Word?" According to Goodwin, Wimber used the term often.8 Such
reasoning sets up a false conflict between the Word of God and the Holy
Spirit! How can God act outside the boundaries of His own written
proclamation to His own covenant people? One of the main reasons for
covenant is to assure that both parties will know what to expect from each
other. If God were so completely unpredictable as those in the River
assert, then what is the sense of even having the Bible? It becomes merely
a convenient guidebook at that point, an elastic text with as yet unwritten
pages. (This is an excerpt from The Other Side of the River by Kevin Reeves,
2007, pp. 166-169.)
*The River Movement is an offshoot of the Latter Rain revival, which began
in Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1940s. Many other movements sprouted from
Latter Rain. Followers believe that the Latter Rain revival is the latter
rain referred to in such scriptures as Jeremiah 3:3, Joel 2:23, and Hosea
*Morton Kelsey, an Episcopalian priest was a strong advocate for
contemplative spirituality and said: "You can find most of the New Age
practices in the depth of Christianity.... I believe that the Holy One
lives in every soul (A Time of Departing, p. 67).
1. John Wimber: 1934-1997. Wimber's "paradigm shift" is discussed
and documented in several books and articles such as C. Peter Wagner's Acts
of the Holy Spirit (Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2000), p. 123.
3. John Goodwin, "Testing the Fruit of the Vineyard" (quoting
John Wimber from the Vineyard '83, Leadership Conference, "The Five
Year Plan," http://www.biblebelievers.net/Charismatic/kjcviney.htm,
4. Anges Sanford, The Healing Light (New York, NY: Ballantine Books,
Ballantine Edition, 1983).
5. Morton Kelsey, Healing and Christianity (New York, NY: Harper and
Row, 1973), p. 51.
6. Ibid., p. 332.
7. Ibid., p. 338.
8. John Goodwin, "Testing the Fruit of the Vineyard," op. cit.
Lighthouse Trails Publishing is pleased to announce the
release of Another Jesus by Roger Oakland.
A new evangelization program is underway to win the lost brethren back to
the Mother Church. How will this be done? Through the Eucharistic Christ.
Many Christians think that the Christian tradition of communion is the same
as the Catholic tradition of the Eucharist. But this is not so. The
Eucharist (i.e.Transubstantiation), is a Catholic term for communion when
the bread and the wine actually become the very body and blood of Jesus
Christ, thus when taken the partaker supposedly experiences the presence of
God. These transformed elements are placed in what is called a monstrance
and can then be worshipped as if worshipping God Himself. The implications are
tied in with salvation.
With the Eucharist, salvation becomes sacramental (participation in a
ritual) as opposed to justification by faith in Christ alone. While this
mystical experience called the Eucharist cannot be upheld through
Scripture, there appears to be an increase of interest by evangelical
Christians towards this practice. In Another Jesus?: the eucharistic christ
and the new evangelization, Oakland warns about this growing deception
within Christianity that presents a different gospel and another Jesus.
Discusses the following:
1. Efforts to merge evangelicals and Catholics together
2. Catholic Evangelism and the Eucharistic Christ
3. Those who have been martyred for rejecting the Eucharist doctrine
4. The Pope's New Evangelization program to win the lost brethren back to
the Mother church
5. Appearances of Jesus and Mary
6. The New Global Era
7. Christ's second coming and lying signs and wonders
8. Evangelicals who converted to Catholicism and why they did
9. Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ and why the film was made
10. The Mary Connection
11. What is true salvation?
Roger Oakland with Jim Tetlow
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1. The Emerging Church - Road to
2. The Emerging Church - Road to
3. Proclaiming the Gospel in the
Midst of Last Days Apostasy
1. New Age Spirituality
2. New Age Spirituality in the
3. Mysticism in the Church
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