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This is our last issue of Coming from the Lighthouse newsletter for 2007. We have highlighted some of our most significant stories. Needless to say, contemplative/emerging spirituality has made some deep inroads in 2007 throughout the world.
While this is sobering, and it saddens our hearts, we are also encouraged by the number of believers who have shared their stories with us about how they were able to help their families, friends, and sometimes pastors come to understand the truth about this anti-biblical belief system. We are honored and blessed to serve such courageous people, who have often lost relationships and been ridiculed and belittled for speaking up. As we remember many who have gone before us, throughout the centuries, who paid with their lives to stand for truth, may the Lord strengthen each one today who is willing to defend the precious Gospel message of Jesus Christ. "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. " I John 5:11-12
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In This Issue -

LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS YEAR IN REVIEW - OUR 2007 TOP TEN STORIES

Tracking Contemplative Spirituality in 2007

2007 Top Stories We Ran from other Ministries

2007 Reviews of Contemplative Books

Top 10 Stories We Ran by Out-of-House News Agencies

The New Look of Christian Missions

YWAM TEAMS WITH IHOP IN INDIA

Adventist Denomination Turns to Spiritual Formation

Rethink Defends Convergence of Leaders

Book on the Emerging Church Issues Warning Around the World

Publishing News...NEW IN 2007

Newsletter in Print - Coming Soon

San Diego Christian Leader Pays Steep Price For Speaking Out Against Rick Warren

 

 

 

 

LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS YEAR IN REVIEW - OUR 2007 TOP TEN STORIES

 
The Secret makes no secret about its intentions: to let the world know that humanity is on the brink of a new era. This new era will open up to humanity unleashed power, riches, creativity and all that we ever dreamed of. A "secret" that has been locked away for centuries is now available to all.

Celebrating the Resurrection, but Denying the Atonement? 
Those who believe in the true elements of contemplative/emerging spirituality say that God would not send His Son to a violent death on a Cross to bear the sins of others. They say Jesus is their model but cannot say He is their Lord. By Christian leaders embracing spiritual formation as they are now doing in large numbers, they are inadvertently denying the atonement.

What's Sex Got to do with it? The New Age movement has now permeated all areas of our society. Virtually nothing has been untouched by the tentacles of this occultic, meditation-driven spirituality, and it has entered the Christian church through contemplative prayer (i.e., spiritual formation). But there is another area that mysticism has united with ... and that is the sexual realm. The marriage of the two is referred to as tantra (or tantric sex), and before you stop reading this article, thinking "What has sex got to do with exposing contemplative and the New Age?" we must tell you will all soberness, this mystical sexuality is growing faster by the day, and it may affect the lives of countless Christians.

Awana Embraces Contemplative Spirituality! Awana is showing signs that it is becoming a contemplative organization. A new book Awana is carrying called Perspectives on Children's Spiritual Formation openly promotes contemplative spirituality.

Rethink Conference with Erwin McManus and Robert Schuller - Could Have Far-Reaching Effects
In January 2008, the Rethink Conference will take place at Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral. According to Church Communication Network (CCN), the event will be hosted by Robert Schuller and Erwin McManus.


Moody Bible Institute Defends Position on Contemplative After Lighthouse Trails writes a series of articles on MBI's ties with contemplative, they write a letter to Lighthouse Trails and post it on their website, denying that their use and promotion of contemplatives like Henri Nouwen, Dallas Willard, Keri Wyatt Kent, and others means they are heading in that direction. 

Why Focus on the Family Should Not Promote and Sell Gary Thomas' Books Sacred Marriage, Sacred Parenting, and Sacred Pathways - Most likely, you have heard of at least one of these books. The author, Gary Thomas, is touted by Rick Warren, Focus on the Family, and a host of other Christian well-known ministries. Last year, Lighthouse Trails wrote a special report on Focus on the Family because of their promotion of Thomas and his book Sacred Parenting. FOF answered Lighthouse Trails stating that they saw nothing wrong with Thomas, and they were not interested in looking at the documentation that proved otherwise. As we have shown in the past, Gary Thomas is an advocate for mantra meditation.

Rick Warren Plays "Catch Me if You Can" While Promoting Mysticism As Rick Warren moves ahead toward his global peace agenda, working with virtually anyone or any group who rallies behind him, he has moved to the forefront of evangelical leaders who are propagating the contemplative prayer movement (i.e., spiritual formation). In essence, he has become an evangelist for contemplative spirituality. For those who realize that contemplative (that is mystical meditation) is the driving force behind the kingdom-now, heaven-on-earth emerging church movement, this is an alarming deduction.

No Repentance from Willow Creek - Only a Mystical Paradigm Shift Recently, headlines about Willow Creek filled the front pages of several online news outlets. The caption stated: "A Shocking Confession from Willow Creek Community Church." Some wondered if Willow Creek's pastor Bill Hybels was repenting from past errors in ministry techniques.1 But a Lighthouse Trails commentary showed that this "shocking confession" was actually a re-enforcement of Willow Creek's efforts to "transform this planet" through contemplative and emerging spiritualities.

World Net Daily Interviews Rick Warren - The Truth Behind the Words In December 2007, WorldNet Daily released three articles resulting from an interview conducted at Saddleback with Rick Warren. Much of the content in the articles has been written about by numerous other media outlet over the last few years. But one particular section of article #1 originated from a letter that Rick Warren wrote to Lighthouse Trails in 2005. And that letter was filled with statements that covered up something most people do not know. 

Tracking Contemplative Spirituality in 2007 - In Which Christian Organizations Did Contemplative Appear?

Adventures in Odyssey (Focus on the Family)

Liberty University

CMA (Christian Management Association)

Radio Bible Class

Ravi Zacharias Ministries

Evangelical Free Church of America

BC Mennonite Brethren

Global Pastors Network

National Day of Prayer

Focus on the Family

Women of Faith

Teen Mania

Louis Palau

John Armstrong

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

CPYU (Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

Prairie Bible Institute (Alberta)

Belmont University (Baptist)

Alpha Course

Briercrest College (Canada)

Mennonite MB Herald

Foursquare Church

Seventh Day Adventist

Assemblies of God

Eastern Mennonite University

 

2007 Top Stories We Ran from other Ministries

The Dirty Little Secrets about Many Online Christian Bookstores by Paul Proctor, News with Views

Into the Mennonite Labyrinth by Roll Over Menno

Christian Yoga: Rooted in Hindu Occultism by Chris Lawson, Spiritual Research Network

Rethinking Robert Schuller by Warren Smith 

Deeds, Creeds, and Mother Teresa's Despair by Berit Kjos, Kjos Ministries

Kingdom-Now Theology by Jan Markell, Olive Tree Ministries

The Blood of the Saints by Ray Yungen

Coming into Alignment by Kevin Reeves

 

2007 Reviews of Contemplative/Emerging Books


EMERGENT MANIFESTO: Emerging Church Comes Out of the Closet

Other 2007 Book Reviews:

 

Top 10 Stories We Ran by Out-of-House News Agencies

 

The New Look of Christian Missions

by Roger Oakland

"I must add, though, that I don't believe making disciples must equal making adherents to the Christian religion. It may be advisable in many (not all!) circumstances to help people become followers of Jesus and remain within their Buddhist, Hindu, or Jewish contexts."1 - Brian McLaren

Emerging spirituality is changing the way missions is being conducted. The idea is that you can go for Jesus, but you don't have to identify yourself as a Christian or part of the Christian church. This concept spills over into some missionary societies too, where they teach people from other religions they can keep their religion, just add Jesus to the equation. They don't have to embrace the term Christian. At the 2005 United Nations Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, Rick Warren made the following comments to 100 delegates who represented various different religions:

I'm not talking about a religion this morning. You may be Catholic or Protestant or Buddhist or Baptist or Muslim or Mormon or Jewish or you may have no religion at all. I'm not interested in your religious background. Because God did not create the universe for us to have religion.2

While he did go on afterwards and say he believed that Jesus was God, the implication was that your religion doesn't matter to God, and being Buddhist, Mormon, or whatever will not interfere with having Jesus in your life. Donald Miller, author of the popular Blue Like Jazz, puts it this way:

For me, the beginning of sharing my faith with people began by throwing out Christianity and embracing Christian spirituality, a nonpolitical mysterious system that can be experienced but not explained.3


In Erwin McManus' book The Barbarian Way, he refers to "Barbarians" in a positive light and says that this is how Christ-followers should be:

They [Barbarians] see Christianity as a world religion, in many ways no different from any other religious system. Whether Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, or Christianity, they're not about religion; they're about advancing the revolution Jesus started two thousand years ago.4

A May/June 2000 issue of Watchman's Trumpet magazine explains what this new missiology really entails:

Several international missions organizations, including Youth With a Mission (YWAM), are testing a new approach to missionary work in areas where Christianity is unwelcome. A March 24, 2000, Charisma News Service report said some missionaries are now making converts but are allowing them to "hold on to many of their traditional religious beliefs and practices" so as to refrain from offending others within their culture.5

The Charisma article in which Watchman's Trumpet reports elaborates:

"Messianic Muslims" who continue to read the Koran, visit the mosque and say their daily prayers but accept Christ as their Savior, are the products of the strategy, which is being tried in several countries, according to Youth With a Mission (YWAM), one of the organizations involved.6

The Charisma story reports that a YWAM staff newsletter notes the new converts' lifestyle changes (or lack thereof):

They [the new converts] continued a life of following the Islamic requirements, including mosque attendance, fasting and Koranic reading, besides getting together as a fellowship of Muslims who acknowledge Christ as the source of God's mercy for them.7

When one of the largest missionary societies (YWAM) becomes a proponent of the new missiology, telling converts they can remain in their own religious traditions, the disastrous results should be quite sobering for any discerning Christian.

In an article titled "Christ-Followers in India Flourishing Outside the Church," the following statement is made regarding the research of Herbert Hoefer, author of Churchless Christianity:

In striking research undertaken in the mid-eighties and published in 1991, Herbert E. Hoefer found that the people of Madras City are far closer to historic Christianity than the populace of any cities in the western Christian world could ever claim to be. Yet these are not Christians, but rather Hindus and Muslims. In their midst is a significant number of true believers in Christ who openly confess to faith in fundamental Biblical doctrines, yet remain outside the institutional church.8

The article expands this idea that one does not need to become a Christian or to change his religious practices; he just needs to add Jesus to his spiritual equation:

However, some might argue that this [the "smothering embrace of Hinduism"] is the danger with the ishta devata strategy I am proposing. It will lead not to an indigenous Christianity but to a Christianized Hinduism. Perhaps more accurately we should say a Christ-ized Hinduism. I would suggest that really both are the same, and therefore we should not worry about it. We do not want to change the culture or the religious genius of India. We simply want to bring Christ and His Gospel into the center of it. (emphasis added)9

Herbert Hoefer's research is quite interesting. His idea that rather than "changing or rejecting" the Hindu and Muslim culture missionaries should be "Christ-izing" it.10 He says there are thousands of believers in India whom he refers to as "non-baptized believers." Reasons for the believers not becoming baptized vary, but usually it is because they will suffer financial or social loss and status. Hoefer admits that these non-baptized believers are not Christians, and usually they do not choose to call themselves that. In many of his examples, these non-baptized believers continue practicing their religious rituals so as not to draw suspicion or ridicule from family and friends. Hoefer explains one story:

[There is] a young man of lower caste who earns his livelihood by playing the drum at Hindu festivals and functions. "All this is what I must do," he said, "but my faith is in Christ. Outside I am a Hindu, but inside I am a Christian."11

Another family of the Nayar caste consisted of a wife, her husband and one son. Hoefer describes their situation:

[H]er husband and son have been believers in Christ for eight years. They both had studied in Christian schools and learned of Christ. The husband's father had a vision of Christ, and one brother also is a non-baptised believer. The husband does not join his wife in coming to Church, but he occasionally joins her for the big public meetings. They do not have family devotions, but worship Jesus along with the Hindu gods in their home. Their approach to the Hindu festivals is to carry them out but to think of God, not Jesus specifically.12

I am not here to judge whether these non-baptized believers are truly born again. That is for the Lord to decide. My concern lies with the way missions is changing and how the Gospel is being presented. To say that someone does not have to leave their pagan religion behind, and in fact they don't have to even stop calling themselves Hindu or Muslim, is not presenting the teachings of the Bible.
And the apostle Paul, who ended up dying for his faith, exhorted believers to be willing to give up all for the sake of having Christ:

I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ. (Philippians 3:8)

The implications of this new missiology are serious and, what's more very unbiblical. Mike Oppenheimer of Let Us Reason ministries has done extensive research and analysis on the new missiology. In his article, "A 'New Evangelism' for the 21st Century," Oppenheimer states:

Can a Christian now call himself a Muslim? The word Muslim is made up of two words, Islam and Mu. Muslim does not just mean submission; it means submission to the God Allah; not the Lord Jesus Christ or Yahweh. Can a Muslim be called a Christian and walk with Allah? This seems to make no doctrinal or practical sense, unless they change the names and the meaning. This only brings confusion. Why do this when you can introduce Yahweh as the true God without any baggage and shuffling around in names, nature or descriptions? The answer is that you may not see the same results. This is what this is all about isn't it, results; pragmatism, the end justifies the means.13

In a book by Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson titled Idolatry in Their Hearts, they show how widespread this new missiology has become. Listen to some of the comments made by a few new missiology proponents:

New Light embodiment means to be "in connection" and "information" with other faiths.... One can be a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ without denying the flickers of the sacred in followers of Yahweh, or Kali, or Krishna."14--Leonard Sweet

I happen to know people who are followers of Christ in other religions.15--Rick Warren

I see no contradiction between Buddhism and Christianity.... I intend to become as good a Buddhist as I can.16--Thomas Merton

Allah is not another God ... we worship the same God.... The same God!  The very same God we worship in Christ is the God the Jews--and the Muslims--worship.17--Peter Kreeft

Oppenheimer and Simpson present page after page of documentation showing this paradigm shift in Christian missions. They ask the question, "Can one be a Hindu or a Muslim and follow Jesus?" They explain why the answer is no:

One cannot be in relationship with Jesus within the confines of a false religion. One must leave his or her religion to follow Jesus, not just add Him on....

This broadens Jesus' statement of the road being narrow into a wide, all encompassing concept. What is concerning is that these same kinds of statements are also made by those who are New Agers that hold a universal view. Alice Bailey said, "I would point out that when I use the phrase 'followers of the Christ' I refer to all those who love their fellowmen, irrespective of creed or religion."18

With Rick Warren saying your religion should have no bearing on your spiritual life, Erwin McManus saying he would like to destroy Christianity, and missionary societies telling new converts they can have Jesus without Christianity (or baptism), the results could be devastating and will very likely undo the tireless efforts of many dedicated missionaries around the world. These Bible-believing missionaries have risked their lives and given up comforts and ease to travel around the world sharing the good news that becoming a Christian (having Jesus Christ come into your heart and life) is the way to eternal life. Now, right behind them, come emerging church missionaries who say Christianity is a terrible religion, and Christians are out to lunch--so just become a Christ-follower, and you don't even have to tell anyone about it. In fact, you can still live like you always have.
To the many who have suffered persecution and martyrdom over the centuries for being Christians and being courageous enough to call themselves that, we now must believe they suffered and died unnecessarily--after all, they did not need to confess Jesus as the only way. And they didn't need to renounce their pagan religions. We also find that the following words of Jesus do not fit into this emerging church paradigm:

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 10:32-33)

There is a powerful story in the Book of Acts, in which the apostle Paul had been arrested for preaching the Gospel. He was brought before King Agrippa and given the opportunity to share his testimony of how he became a Christian. He told Agrippa that the Lord had commissioned him to preach the Gospel and:

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. (Acts 26:18)

Agrippa continued listening and then said to Paul, "Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian (vs. 28)." Paul answered him:

I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds. (vs. 29)

If Paul had been following the emerging mentality, he would have told Agrippa, "No need to become a Christian. You can remain just as you are; keep all your rituals and practices, just say you like Jesus." In actuality, if Paul had been practicing emerging spirituality, he wouldn't have been arrested in the first place. He would not have stood out, would not have preached boldly and without reservation, and he would not have called himself a Christian, which eventually became a death sentence for Paul and countless others.(from chapter 10, Faith Undone)

Notes:

1. Brian McLaren, A Generous Orthodoxy, op. cit., p. 293.
2. Rick Warren at the 2005 United Nations Prayer Breakfast, September 2005. For more information about the prayer breakfast, see "Rick Warren Speaks about Purpose at United Nations" by Rhonda Tse (Christian Post, September 14, 2005, http://www.christianpost.com/article/20050914/21340_ Rick_ Warren_Speaks_about_ Purpose_at_ United_ Nations.htm); quote in this book is from transcript of Warren's talk that was provided to Lighthouse Trails Publishing.
3. Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz (Nashville, TN: Zondervan, 2003), p. 115.
4. Erwin McManus, The Barbarian Way (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2005),p. 6.
5. "Youth with a Mission Experiments with New, Unscriptural Missions Strategy" (Foundation, Watchman's Trumpet, May - June 2000, http://www.feasite.org/WTrumpet/fbcwt004.htm#Youth%20With), p. 39.
6. Andy Butcher, "Radical Missionary Approach Produces 'Messianic Muslims' Retaining Islamic Identity" (Charisma News Service, March 24, 2000, http://web.archive.org/web/20010818051517/www.charismanew s.com/news.cgi?a=285&t=news.html).
7. Ibid., quoting from a report in "The International YWAMer," YWAM's staff newsletter.
8. H. L. Richard, "Christ-Followers in India Flourishing Outside the Church," a review of Churchless Christianity by Herbert Hoefer (Mission Frontiers, March/April 1999, http://www.missionfrontiers.org/1999/0304/articles/04f.htm).
9. Ibid.
10. Herbert Hoefer, Churchless Christianity (Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2001 edition), p. xii.
11. Ibid., p. 17.
12. Ibid., p. 16.
13. Mike Oppenheimer, "A 'New Evangelism' for the 21st Century" (Let Us Reason ministries, 2006, http://www.letusreason.org/Curren 33. htm).
14. Leonard Sweet, Quantum Spirituality, op. cit., p. 130.
15. Rick Warren, "Discussion: Religion and Leadership," with David Gergen and Rick Warren (Aspen Ideas Festival, The Aspen Institute, July 6, 2005, http://www.aspeninstitute.org); for more information: http://www. lighthouse trailsresearch.com/newsletternovember05.htm.
16. David Steindl-Rast, "Recollection of Thomas Merton's Last Days in the West" (Monastic Studies, 7:10, 1969).
17. Peter Kreeft, Ecumenical Jihad, op. cit., pp. 30, 160.
18. Sandy Simpson and Mike Oppenheimer, Idolatry in Their Hearts (Pearl City, HI: Apologetics Coordination Team, 2007, 1st Edition), p. 358.

Related Information:

The spirituality of Alice Bailey

They like Jesus but not the church

 

San Diego Christian Leader Pays Steep Price For Speaking Out Against Rick Warren

The James Hartline Report

Christian Activist James Hartline Loses Well-Known Media Support After Signing Published Letter That Calls On Rick Warren To Stop Allowing Pro-Abortion & Pro-Homosexual Speakers In His Pulpit

(JHReport) A nationally recognized Christian activist has learned firsthand that there is a steep price to pay for speaking out against the moral corruption of one of America's most powerful Protestant ministers. Despite the high cost to himself personally, James Hartline has been willing to expose, what he says, is a disturbing trend of theological and moral compromise coming from the pulpit of Rick Warren, pastor of the 20,000-member Saddleback Church.

Included in Hartline's laundry list of complaints against Pastor Warren is the recent speaking engagement of pro-gay and pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Saddleback Church. Hillary Clinton's invitation from Warren to speak at his church followed a speech by Clinton before the radical gay activist group The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) where she told the HRC "she wants a partnership with gays if elected president."
Click here to read this entire report.

 

YWAM TEAMS WITH IHOP IN INDIA

Youth with a Mission (YWAM) teams up with the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in New Dehli, India, according to the YWAM website and the YWAM Extreme store. A statement reads: "On Thursday September 25, 2008, the School of Intercessory Prayer (SOIP) will begin in New Delhi ... YWAM IHOP in New Delhi, India: The SOIP will take place at  YWAM Delhi's International House of Prayer (IHOP), which was established in 2001." Loren Cunningham, founder of YWAM, gives the following endorsement  of IHOP: "The Great Harvest needs to be supplied by continual prayer and fasting. Intercessory ministries like Mike Bickle's in Kansas City are vital for the fulfillment of the Great Commission." 
Loren Cunningham - Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

We recommend those wanting to know about ministries that are rooted in the River movement (Word/Faith, ect.), to read The Other Side of the River by Kevin Reeves. This important biography covers the twelve years Reeves was part of a River church. His story exposes many of the false, and sometimes mystical, practices and doctrines that Mike Bickle (IHOP), Rick Joyner, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, John Wimber,  and many others have taught to countless Christians. Also for extensive documentation on YWAM's move toward the new missiology, read Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson's book, Idolatry in Their Hearts.

It is our prayer and hope that YWAM will not continue going in the direction of a new missiology that ultimately rejects the foundations of biblical truth (see Oakland article above).

 

Adventist Denomination Turns to Spiritual Formation

The following article illustrates the move by the Seventh Day Adventist church toward spiritual formation (i.e., contemplative spirituality). Once again, we remember that nearly every denomination (and religion) is succumbing to contemplative/mystical spirituality. It is sobering to realize that while people throughout the globe meet this weekend for church and religious services, a fast-growing number of them are being instructed to turn to spiritual formation.

Adventist News Network
Church, Congregations Increase Focus on "Spiritual Formation"

"Spiritual formation is a topic being raised by many pastors and church leaders in a growing number of Christian denominations. It's no longer enough to just know doctrine and facts--in today's hectic society people are searching for something deeper and more meaningful, something that makes sense in their whirlwind lives....

"Today this subject [spiritual formation] is receiving serious emphasis in Adventist institutions, as well as in local congregations. Though the church doesn't have an accredited educational program dealing with spiritual formation at any of its theological schools, it's seeing this subject become more common in today's modern, seeking world (
click here to read this entire article).

Related Research:

What is contemplative spirituality?

Spiritual Formation

 

Rethink Defends Convergence of Leaders

Organizers of the Rethink Conference, scheduled for January 17-19 at Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral, issued a press release in November defending the convergence of a large number of leaders, including many from the Christian camp.

However, what the press release fails to say is that a high percentage of the speakers are eastern-style meditation proponents. This means that the Rethink Conference, which is said to offer new methods of handling the future, will be a potential platform for contemplative spirituality and New Thought (New Age) ideas. Click here for more information on Rethink.

 

Book on the Emerging Church Issues Warning Around the World

After just five months since its release date, Faith Undone has traveled around the world and now has 20,000 copies in print, with over 15,000 either sold or given away. The book makes a well-documented and serious case against the emerging church movement, showing that it is far more than the discontent grumblings of young people looking for answers but is in fact a calculated device by the devil to undermine the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Grounded in a centuries old mystical approach, this movement is powerful yet highly deceptive. The path that the emerging church is taking is leading right into the arms of an interfaith perspective that has prophetically profound ramifications.  Behind this new kind of church is a well-designed strategy and maneuver by the prince of this world, the enemy of our souls, to literally take apart the faith of millions. For a detailed chapter by chapter synopsis, click here.

Read new book review by Gary Gilley.

 

Publishing News

NEW IN 2007 - Lighthouse Trails released four new books in 2007: Faith Undone, For Many Shall Come in My Name, The Other Side of the River, and Another Jesus. In addition, we now have a DVD/CD of Anita Dittman telling her Holocaust experience to a live audience. This is one story you will want your family to hear.

We also have added several items by other publishers/producers to our online store. Each one was carefully selected and has the same high quality as our own Lighthouse Trails products:

1. Harry Potter: Witchcraft Repackaged by Caryl Productions (DVD)

2. Messages from Heaven by Jim Tetlow (DVD)

3. Yoga and the Body of Christ by Dave Hunt (Book)

4. Yoga Uncoiled by Caryl Productions (DVD)

5. Gods of the New Age by Caryl Productions (VHS)

6. Hidden Heroes by Windbourne Productions (DVD)

 

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Note: Lighthouse Trails is a Christian publishing company. While we hope you will read the books we have published, we also provide extensive research, documentation, and news on our Research site, blog, and newsletter. We pray that the books as well as the online research will be a blessing to the body of Christ and a witness to those who have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.

 

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San Diego Christian Leader Pays Steep Price For Speaking Out Against Rick Warren
  The James Hartline Report

Christian Activist James Hartline Loses Well-Known Media Support After Signing Published Letter That Calls On Rick Warren To Stop Allowing Pro-Abortion & Pro-Homosexual Speakers In His Pulpit

(JHReport) A nationally recognized Christian activist has learned firsthand that there is a steep price to pay for speaking out against the moral corruption of one of America's most powerful Protestant ministers. Despite the high cost to himself personally, James Hartline has been willing to expose, what he says, is a disturbing trend of theological and moral compromise coming from the pulpit of Rick Warren, pastor of the 20,000-member Saddleback Church.

Included in Hartline's laundry list of complaints against Pastor Warren is the recent speaking engagement of pro-gay and pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Saddleback Church. Hillary Clinton's invitation from Warren to speak at his church followed a speech by Clinton before the radical gay activist group The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) where she told the HRC "she wants a partnership with gays if elected president."
Click here to read this entire report.

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