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  1. Lauren St. Vincent

    You should be careful in your attack on Calvinist/Reformed Christians because some of them , like me, are real solid believing Christians. There are very apostate new calvinists and reformed churches who are corrupted by liberality and modern errors. There is a huge difference and you are most definitely are not aware of this. So, when you make such a sweeping accusation you need to have studied enough to be right, which you are not in this case.

    • Lauren, Lighthouse Trails is not and has never said that there are not real Christians within the Calvinist camp. But it is in spite of the Calvinist doctrinal system, not because of it that some are believers. You have written on this blog a number of other times about this. It’s true that diligent study is needed to understand Calvinism, but not studying what other Calvinist teachers say but rather studying God’s Word, which we have and continue to do. And it is from this biblical study that we come to the conclusion that Calvinism does not represent God’s Word and His salvation.

  2. Joy Douglas

    Thank you. I reposted as is my norm. i also shared my story which correlates. In writing about the Curandero for the repost I finally understood why I had such a visceral reaction and almost wrecked my truck .when I heard a reading from JC over the radio- it was the same spirit…
    “In 2001 Pima County, including Tucson, Arizona, had a mandatory “Cultural Diversity” class for their employees. “Diversity” trainings were still fairly new and no one knew beforehand who the speaker was or the subject other than it was class on Diversity.
    Only 15 people at a time were allowed into the class. I was scheduled for and attended the first session. I had NO idea what I was in for as the door closed. The speaker the County brought in was a “Curandero” aka a “Mexican Healer.” The “o” in the word Curandero means this healer was a male of Mexican descent, about 50 years old. Although I’d never heard of him, it turned out he was a highly educated, respected and well known, “healer” in both the US as well as Mexico.
    On the front table he had laid out the many symbols of his trade, including those of his closest “spirit guides.” Included in the array on the table were Eagle feathers, and a wolf’s head along with candles. The Curandero lifted up the feathers followed by the wolf’s head sharing how his spirit guides helped him in his work.
    The Curandero also PROUDLY shared that “Jesus” was one of his most treasured spirit guides. At the beginning of his lecture the Curandero promised to demonstrate his healing powers using a volunteer from the audience.
    I do not know if there were other genuine Believers among my coworkers joining me in silently prayer against this demonic session. I do know that I sat white knuckled in earnest prayer. The Healer forgot his promise for our session.
    I was going to stop here. But early on in writing this comment, I remembered something. Those who know me personally and /or who read my post at the time will remember the incident.
    The same spirit of evil I sensed way back then was the SAME spirit of evil that came when I heard a something being read on Christian radio.
    It sounded like a Bible reading but it wasn’t… it sounded like Jesus speaking scripture – BUT IT WASN’T!
    I almost wrecked my Truck trying to get the station changed or the radio turned off. Turns out it was a radio commercial…
    for “Jesus Calling.”
    I had never read a single passage of Jesus Calling and so I wasn’t familiar with the “voice” of the book. That was my first and only exposure to the book.
    The “Curandero” and the devotional book, “Jesus Calling” both have the same spirit guide and IT ISN’T JESUS.
    Joy 💜”

    • John J

      Joy, thanks so much for sharing. Yeah, the world of New Age trickery is filled with catchphrases; think “unity, diversity; all is one, synchronicity, spirit guides, etc.”. And then the huge paradox, “There’s unity in diversity.” (That last one is a paradox like the rather commonsense-lacking “Less is more.” Haha!
      Indeed, you experienced the presence of a demon(s), alright. How fortunate are born-again believers who have the Holy Spirit who testifies about Jesus and who points to all truth?
      And how blessed are we who are born-again as these dark forces are powerless against the Holy Trinity? Demons know that God has made His dwelling in you at the time of conversion, and they shudder, believe me.
      I knew a Canadian woman who got “visited” by demons and who called me in a state of worry. Because I have no authority over those things (contrary to what certain deceivers “teach”), I simply prayed to God to sort it out. Within minutes, my son and I (14,000 km away, or 8700 miles, if you prefer) got visited by the same three guests. We paid them no mind, and they disappeared within seconds (and they also did not bother my friend again).
      Joy, these things are real, and I thank you for sharing your experience; I hope people take note of what happened to you. Jesus, who saved us (past tense) is the name above all names.
      Peace, Joy, and many blessings.

    • Heidi Lavoie

      It is interesting to note that some organized churches now refer to only “Jesus” on their web sites. I found that the Christian and Missionary Alliance in my area, recently completely revamped their web page and it only uses the name “Jesus”. To find “Jesus Christ” mentioned, one must look for the official church statement of faith which is not easily located, but plenty of “social justice” and new spirituality lingo is featured before one would even get close to finding the statement of faith. Everything is changing in the organized churches – and quickly. I have always realized that there is a false Christ of the new age, and this is what has now replaced the true Jesus, and this seducing spirit is most definitely the one found in “Jesus Calling” and what one will contact while practicing meditation/contemplation techniques.

  3. Elizabeth Bennett

    How can Christians believe in books written by non-believers? That is the question. Christians are being fooled just because Sarah Young puts a lot of Biblical references at the bottom of the page, which most people will not read and the references have nothing to do with her devotional page. We have to know which authors are born again believers and which are not. Sarah Young and her enablers will have much to answer for on Judgement Day.

    • John J

      Elizabeth, indeed. How can Christians believe the contents of books that are/have been written by those who are not born-again, unsaved, especially “spiritual” nonsense? I have friends in academia whose books I use in my research, but these books are not “spiritual” or pretending to be “inspired by god.”
      My answer to your question is this: Maybe, just maybe, the readers’ foundations are rotten. Just as it is in the world of music, so it is with books. Someone says “lord” or “Jesus” or “god” and people get all teary-eyed and believe it’s inspired by the God of the Bible. Nope, nope, nope,. Consider the atheist and foul-mouthed and dirty mind Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” And consider the ramblings by every Calvinist/reformed writer. There, nothing more to add.
      Thank you, Elizabeth, for being aware! You are a shining light.

  4. John J

    Chris Lawson has been warning about this for years. These books are either channeled or made-up (the former is the obvious answer). Demons are having a whale of a time destroying those whose foundations are on the sand.
    Chris (and Warren Smith) is one of the best around when it comes to research.
    People, these “books” are written by demons, as fearmongering as it may sound. One question: Would Jesus contradict Himself? Nope.
    Thanks, Chris. You’re a man on a fearless and Godly mission, and Lighthouse may feel proud (in a good way) to have you as a researcher and writer.
    This reminds me of the perverted “Fifty Shades of Nonsense” that was found on every “Christian” woman’s bedside drawer…for “research purposes.” I could not stop laughing…

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