We would like to ask our Lighthouse Trails readers to pray for two serious situations. First, please pray for a young missionary couple, Daniel and Janette, and their 16 month old son. They are serving in Guatemala at a mission school. Janette, an RN, and their little son have both contracted Scarlet Fever, and doctors fear that Janette may now have Rheumatic Fever as a result. Please remember this young family in your prayers. They are the son and daughter-in-law of Lighthouse Trails editors, David and Deborah Dombrowski.
Our second important request is for a young 20 year old man whom we will call “Michael.” Michael is in serious trouble, and he is a product of the emerging church. He was raised in a loving and strong Christian family in Southern California. For over six years, during his late teenage years, Michael and his parents were attending an evangelical church, which, unbeknownst to his parents, was becoming an emerging church. Frankly, his parents hadn’t even heard about the emerging church at that time. But the deceit of the enemy was working its way into Michael’s life. Shortly after Michael graduated from high school, he made the announcement to his parents that he was gay. There had been no indication of this throughout his youth, but the combination of venturing into the world of pornography on the computer and hearing the subtle lies of the emerging church week after week finally took its toll. Today, Michael has left his loving devoted parents and gone deep into the homosexual lifestyle.
Michael was raised a Christian. And sadly, there are countless “Michaels” in this same scenario all around the world. Please pray for this particular young man but also let us pray that the eyes of many young people will be opened to the hideous deception of the emerging church and its many far-reaching arms. Michael’s parents have now become fully aware of the dangers of the new spirituality and warn others about this false gospel. They are praying desperately for their son that he will return to the Savior of his childhood and realize that the homosexual lifestyle is part of what we now call the “death religion” (i.e., the New Age movement). Whether it be evolution, homosexuality, mysticism, abortion, or pedophilia, it all leads to darkness and death. In contrast, Jesus Christ offers light and life through His shed blood on Calvary.
As we are reminded in these two prayer requests, Satan is hard at work. But we know our Redeemer lives, and we know He is the way, the truth, and the life. (John 14:6) Thank you for your prayers.
Editors at Lighthouse Trails
REPLIES TO THESE PRAYER REQUESTS
Dear Lighthouse Trails,
Please feel free to forward this to Michael’s parents as I’m going thru something similar to what they’re going thru. My son is not homosexual but did get involved in Emerging church/New Age via IHOP – Int’l House of Prayer in Kansas City. He cut off all communication with me in 2007 after being advised by IHOP council to do so and he believes he is following God by having nothing to do with me.
Much like the Michael Lighthouse Trails noted, my son was also raised in a Bible believing home. That fact alone makes his choices that much more difficult to understand. I continue to stand on God’s promise that if you’ll train up a child in the way he should go, that even when he’s old, he’ll not depart from it. Detour is not mentioned in that scripture and life is full of detours. That’s why I’m very grateful to God for that particular promise. Our sons can detour but they’ll come back eventually according to God’s word. S.M. Arkansas
To Lighthouse Trails:
My heart goes out to you in this battle of scarlet fever that is raging in your daughter in law, Janette, and your little grandson. We know God is on the side of life since Matthew 8:17 gives a commentary on Isaiah 53, about Jesus healing.
For years I’ve felt as if I knew you personally since I wrote you years ago that what you are doing, I did in the seventies and eighties through a newsletter we edited and published and mailed out free to whomever requested it. We bore down on what the New Age was, since its “coming out” party was in 1980, and who was behind it, etc. I’ve been so grateful for your cyberspace ministry that can save thousands from falling into the Rick Warrenism and Emergent fallacies out there in innumerable churches. I am in a church of over 7000 that was going that way and three of us adult teachers fought it, exposed it and expounded on its error.
Our pastor had a cancer scare and has now returned to scriptural exposition and truth. Thank God. I give your site address and a recommendation of you to all classes I’m responsible to teach. May God protect you from Satan’s plots against you since you are a lightbearer of Truth.
Michael is a tragedy, but a sure mark of the enemy to rail against God by turning many away from Him, urging them to apostasize as scripture says many will do. We will pray for Michael to have the scales of deception fall from his eyes. And we will remember his grieving parents. Maranatha, Gloria