The Passion of the Christ: Motives Revealed

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland The newly released “Definitive Edition” of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” confirms the film was produced with the specific purpose to promote a Roman Catholic agenda that would introduce viewers to the Roman Catholic “Mary” and the Roman Catholic “Jesus.” Understand the Times has been sounding … [Read more…]

Trading Truth for Solidarity

by Kjos Ministries  It’s no secret that the today’s world system is driven by a vision of global solidarity and spiritual pluralism. We don’t know God’s precise schedule, but He warned us long ago to prepare for a time of “falling away,” when people with “itching ears” would trade truth for myth and reject the … [Read more…]

Drumming Up “Jesus”

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland   Since Richard Foster and others have led the way for the popularization of the “contemplative tradition” in the name of spiritual formation in countless churches professing to be Christian, practices like shamanistic drumming are promoted as an excellent way to get into an altered state of consciousness in … [Read more…]

The Old Rugged Cross

by Kjos Ministries   O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, Has a wondrous attraction for me; For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above To bear it to dark Calvary. To a world bent on social unity and moral laxity, the cross stands as a divisive and humiliating obstacle. Attempts … [Read more…]

Jimmy Carter – A New Baptist Voice

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland Commentary by Roger Oakland: Former President Jimmy Carter will be one of the main speakers at Willow Creek, Leadership Summit, August 9-11, 2007. Below, please find two articles previously posted at Understand The Times about Jimmy Carter. Carter and his ecumenical and unbiblical views are becoming increasingly more … [Read more…]

New Spiritual Disipline From Ancient Roman Catholic Sources

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland   Promoters of the emergent conversation say we are on the verge of an era that promises renewed spiritual awareness. “Spiritual disciplines” are being touted as the avenue to a “spiritual reformation” that will take Christianity to a new and higher level of spirituality drawing all participants closer to … [Read more…]

MARYIANITY

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland   For years, when it comes to Mary, Catholics and Protestants have been quite contrary. However, there are growing signs that differences over Mary are becoming less apparent. Many Protestant leaders are reevaluating and saying a greater emphasis on Mary needs to be considered. Could Maryianity replace Christianity sometime … [Read more…]

SPECIAL PZ Insider Report Exposing The Jesus Tomb Lie

by Ray Gano Prophezine We live in a post Christian world; one where secular humanism, along with relative thought prevails. On Sunday, March 4th 2007, Simcha Jacobovici and Oscar winning movie director James Cameron premiered “The Jesus Family Tomb” a documentary. Due to this film, there are many people today asking questions. Even Christians weak … [Read more…]

Why is Doctrine Important?

by Prophezine News  By Ray Gano Growing daily is the cancerous attack on doctrine. In fact THE fundamental mark of liberalism is its constant attack against solid biblical teaching. A growing number of people such as Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, Benny Hinn, and the many, many others in the worldly ecumenical movement are saying, “Doctrine … [Read more…]

Alan Jones’ Reimagining Christianity: the Way Back to Rome

by Berean Beacon Ministries  Anglican Alan Jones, Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California, and author of Reimagining Christianity: Reconnect Your Spirit without Disconnecting Your Mind, lives deeply and unhappily awash in a world of particulars from which he has found no escape. He says his book “is a snapshot of the world in … [Read more…]

U2charist comes to Trinity Church

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland   “U2charist – an inter-generational and ecumenical worship service with all the music and much of the liturgy coming from the spiritually evocative songs of the rock band U2 – has recently received international media attention from BBC World Service to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for its … [Read more…]

Hope, Hate and Human Hearts

by Kjos Ministries  Are humans naturally good — or evil? In today’s postmodern, post-Christian era, senseless violence is rising along with immorality, insolence and intolerance. Thanks to high tech media, those signs of the times reach around the world. While gang warfare erodes personal security in America, an article in the British Financial Times describes … [Read more…]

Emerging Church Fact Sheet

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland  The following is a fact sheet that summarizes some of the major characteristics of the Emerging Church movement and the direction it is headed. Beneath the fact sheet, you can either listen to or read the transcript of a recent interview with Brian McLaren, prominent promoter and leader … [Read more…]

How to Know When the Emerging Church Shows Signs of Emerging in Your Church

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland The world is changing. So is the Christian evangelical church. There was a time–not that long ago–when the Bible was considered to be the Word of God by the majority of evangelical Christians. Now that we are well into the third millennium and the post-modern, post-Christian era, the … [Read more…]

AN APPEARANCE OF “JESUS”

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland  Recently a non-Catholic visiting a Roman Catholic Adoration Chapel saw a manifestation of “Jesus” in a monstrance. According to the Bible, there will be more of these appearances before the real Jesus appears. Are you aware this is a sign of the end times? It was another one … [Read more…]

Marianne Williamson, Rick Warren … Common Ground, Peace and Meditation

by Chris Lawson of Spiritual Research Network Sadly, the New Age style of meditation is not what Biblical meditation is at all. Yet churches and pastors are being swept up in the gayity of just embracing everything, including eastern oriented contemplative prayer / occult style meditation with no discernment whatsoever. To equate New Age style … [Read more…]

THE NEW EVANGELIZATION AND THE COMING EUCHARISTIC REIGN OF JESUS

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland The Roman Catholic Church’s belief that the “presence” of Jesus Christ becomes manifest by the mystical process of transubstantiation during Mass has been foundational to their faith for centuries. According to the Roman Catholic Church, a Roman Catholic priest supposedly has the authority and the power to conjure … [Read more…]

MARCUS BORG: “Biblical literalism has become a major intellectual stumbling block for millions of people . . . .”

The following article, from the Miami Herald is about New Age sympathizer and meditation promoting Marcus Borg. While Borg makes no apology, or secret, about his non-biblical views, his books are sold in Christian bookstores, and he is admired and promoted by popular Christians such as Brennan Manning (in Ragamuffin Gospel) and Brian McLaren. Online … [Read more…]