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Christian Baker Who Refused to Do Same-Sex Wedding Cake Wins at U.S. Supreme Court

photo: Jack Phillips - WND

By Bob Unruh
WorldNetDaily

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled on narrow grounds in favor of a Christian baker in Colorado who refused to lend his artistry to a wedding cake for a same-sex duo, scolding state officials for violating the U.S. Constitution by showing hostility to religion.

The dispute is over a demand by a homosexual duo that Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop provide them with a same-sex wedding cake at a time when same-sex marriage was illegal in the state.

Phillips cited his Christian faith in refusing the request, and the duo then summoned the power of a left-wing state Civil Rights Commission, which ordered Phillips and his staff to go through reindoctrination.

In a 7-2 vote, the court ruled Colorado violated the U.S. Constitution’s Free Exercise Clause by showing hostility toward Phillips’ sincerely held religious faith. Click here to continue reading.

 

Kenneth Copeland Carries On Tony Palmer’s Crusade to End the Protestant Church
Tony Palmer with Kenneth Copeland

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As many readers may remember, in 2014 Word of Faith preacher Kenneth Copeland invited the Anglican priest Tony Palmer to speak to his congregation.* Palmer, who died in a motorcycle accident a few months later, was an “evangelist” for Pope Francis to convince leaders in the Protestant church that the reformation was over and that there was no longer any need for division between the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant church. During that particular meeting at Copeland’s church, Palmer played a video clip from Pope Francis who greeted Copeland’s congregation and encouraged them to unite. Incidentally, Palmer also shared a similar message of unity on James Robison’s T.V. show during that same time period.

Fast forward to the fall of 2017 where Kenneth Copeland (click here to see video) reiterated what Palmer and the Pope were conveying. In this video, Copeland is clearly carrying on Tony Palmer’s message that there is no longer a need for the Protestant church to be separated from the Catholic Church.

As Ray Yungen points out in his book, Simple Answers, many evangelical leaders, including Rick Warren and Beth Moore, are doing their part to convince Christians that the Catholic Church is part of the true church. If this is accurate, then Jesus Christ can be found in a wafer (the Eucharist), and all Christians who are not Catholics do not have the life of Christ in them because according to Catholic doctrine, that can only be accomplished through the Eucharist (the focal point of Catholicism). Also keep in mind that from the Catholic perspective, the Catholic Church is the one true church and all Protestants are the “lost brethren,” so the only way we could unify with Catholicism is for Protestants to become Catholic. Some may think that such a unification could never happen, but as Yungen points out in A Time of Departing, global spiritual unification is happening in the mystical realm (e.g.,  contemplative prayer, centering prayer, mindfulness meditation, etc). For countless Christians (including many leaders), who at one time would have never considered uniting with the Catholic Church, they now see this as a viable path as they embrace contemplative prayer and have allowed doctrine to be superseded by mystical experiences. Now is a perfect “opportunity” for this to happen as the current pope has shown his New Spirituality/New Age affinities—such as proposing a new beatitude that believes God is in everyone.

*Start at 11-minute mark to watch Tony Palmer talking to Copeland’s congregation in 2014.

Related Information:

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Satan’s War on Children

By Bill Randles
Used with permission.

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. (Matthew 18:2-6)

The world I was born into was already undergoing a moral and social transition which probably alarmed my elders, but it is all but gone now. The only thing my children, grandchildren, and their generation can know of it is the anecdotes we who once lived in it pass on to them.

Particularly in the summertime, it almost seems now like a fantasy world: children running the streets or country fields, all running and playing outside, girls chanting sing-song rhymes as they turned a jump rope and played jacks and hopscotch, little boys playing baseball with made up bases, a few gloves, a beat up bat and ball, or playing army, or tag, or hide and go seek in the summer, hoping not to be called inside by our mothers when the street lights went on.

I am not saying it was a perfect world; there were already spiritually deadly encroachments pouring in as television became darker and more sensual, and the old barriers against pornography collapsed (one shouldn’t look at everything, particularly in the tender years).

But in spite of the imperfections, there were still a good deal of adults around us who made an earnest effort to shield us from the unseemly aspects of the world and to preserve something of the blissful ignorance of our youth, of things which are toxic to the soul. My mother, for example, would always say something like, “don’t watch that movie,” or “don’t read that book,” and she would give the reason why we shouldn’t? “It is not good for your soul,”  she would say; and though I had no idea what she meant by that, for a while I took her word for it.

For the most part, we knew none of the depressing and confusing vocabulary foisted upon modern children these days, such as “Gay,” “Lesbian,”,”Transgender,” “Bisexual,” “safe sex,” or “birth control;” I could go on and on listing the bewildering and confusing terminology modern children are laden with, at ever younger and more tender ages.

Why should a child know what a homosexual is? Who does this help? The child or the degenerate?

It would have been unthinkable to imagine a time when American school districts would bring in homosexual activists to teach children the perverse and complex sexuality in which they themselves are immersed. One would have thought it a joke to be told that in the future a wholesome institution such as the Boy Scouts would be forced to allow degenerates in as Scout Masters.

In our day, many adults still realized something of the sacredness of children. I belief their outlook was still influenced by the stern warning of Jesus Himself when He told us:

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)

It was the Judeo-Christian revelation which elevated children, in much the same way as it elevated women.

In the old pagan world, children were seen as inconveniences and even non-persons. The Romans practiced “exposure,” which means when a Roman had an “unplanned pregnancy,” they would often put the newborn babe out in the wild to get rid of it. The early Christians condemned this practice and even “reaped” those exposed babies, taking them in at their own expense and adopting them to be raised as Christians.

Roman law gave the father complete rights over wife and children;  a Roman father could beat a child to death and not be tried or punished for it under the law of Pater Familia.

The following is from an article, called “How Christianity Invented Children”:

As the historian O.M. Bakke points out in his invaluable book When Children Became People, in ancient Greece and Rome, children were considered nonpersons.

Back then, the entire social worldview was undergirded by a universally-held, if implicit, view: Society was organized in concentric circles, with the circle at the center containing the highest value people, and the people in the outside circles having little-to-no value. At the center was the freeborn, adult male, and other persons were valued depending on how similar they were to the freeborn, adult male. Such was the lot of foreigners, slaves, women . . . and children.1*

The Jewish world was not as callous in their view of children, having been tutored under the law of Moses, which definitely elevated children. But the Lord’s disciples, being typical first century Jews, had to be rebuked when they acted as though Jesus had no time to waste on mere children.

Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence. (Matthew 19:13-15)

The fate of women and children go together. To restore the dignity and value of the one is to directly impact the other. On the other hand, to diminish one is to diminish the other. The right to abortion, which we saw the Irish celebrate in the streets recently (as though they had won a war), does not elevate women; rather, it diminishes them.

What makes a woman special, beyond the fact that she too is made in the image of God? It is the fact that to her has been entrusted the conception and development of life in the womb. This is why no western nation would send women off to combat as though they were interchangeable with men. Women are to be protected; the womb is a sacred place because life itself is sacred. This is the unique Judeo-Christian revelation, which has give the world a brief glimpse of what true freedom and happiness can be like.

But we are currently paganizing and leaving all of that. Many modern children know nothing of the older world, other than the negative emphasis of it taught in the propaganda mills they are calling schools. All that is old is bad, evil, oppressive and binding, they say. They don’t know that in so many ways, it was so much better.

Once we, as a society, have cast away the sanctity of life itself, we diminish the Bearer of life as well. Once we divorce human sexuality from potential life and reduce it to a momentary ecstatic experience, then women are rendered as objects, a means to an end, interchangeable with a perverse variety of other objects for gratification.

This is why homosexuality and all other forms of perversion are devastatingly destructive to women, children, and the family. The acceptance of homosexuality, whether in practice or politics or out of a twisted sense of equity, is the current watershed, as is abortion. Those who accept it and embrace it prove by doing so that they are damned.

Our present society should take note and remember that God knows how to make a millstone for the lake of fire.

*This article is referenced for informational purposes and not as an endorsement of the source.

Used with permission. source: Bill Randles blog

 

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"Another Gospel"?

By Harry Ironside

There is only one Gospel—only one true message of good news from heaven. But there are many substitutes offered in place of the Gospel. It was so in the beginning. It is so now. The apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians:

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel; which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians1:6-9)

THESE are intensely solemn words. They come bubbling up from the steaming heart of the indignant apostle in righteous wrath as he learns of pretentious carnal legalists deliberately seeking to mislead eternally-bound souls with a false message which could only, like a will-o-the-wisp, lead to ruin and destruction at last. He would have us know it is a fearfully wicked thing to trifle with the sacred heaven - sent message that has come to a needy world declaring the grace of God to poor lost sinners.

WHAT then is this Gospel of which the apostle was so jealous? He tells us plainly in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4:

"... I declare unto you the gospel... how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures."

Note carefully: The Gospel is God's wonderful story of His beloved Son. It is a message of grace to be received in faith. It is not a code of laws to be obeyed or good advice to be followed. It is not a system of ritual observances or a call to submit to certain ordinances. It does not set forth the claims of any human church organization, however venerable, nor does it exhort men to seek after experiences, however remarkable, though a blessed experience follows its acceptance. It simply sets forth Christ crucified and risen as the Savior of all who believe in Him.

WHEN THE MORMON elder comes declaring that an angel revealed a gospel of salvation through a restored church and renewed ordinances, he is preaching another gospel, and angel and man are alike under the curse.

WHEN THE LEGALIST comes insisting that salvation is by obedience to God's holy law (which in itself is just and good), he is preaching another gospel, for the Word of God declares, "By the deeds of the law shall no flesh be justified in His sight."

WHEN THE REVIVALIST comes promising salvation to those "who make a full surrender" of all that they have to God, and who "pay the price of full salvation," he is preaching another gospel, for the price was paid on Calvary's cross and the work that saves is finished. It was Christ Jesus who made the full surrender, when He yielded Himself unto death for us that we might be redeemed from the curse of the broken law and forever saved from the judgment to come upon all who refuse His grace.

WHEN THE MODERNIST prates in glowing terms and honeyed phrases of salvation by character, salvation by altruism, salvation by ethical culture, he, too is proclaiming another gospel, for if character could have saved, Christ need not have died; if altruism would have fitted sinful men for heaven, the Lord Jesus would surely have told us so; if ethical culture could deliver from the wrath of God, what place would Gethsemane, Calvary and the Empty Tomb have in the Divine economy?

WHEN THE CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST (falsely so-called) denies the reality of sin, disease and death and lulls sinners to sleep by telling them that "God is all and all is God," even going so far as to declare the death of Christ was unreal, and His resurrection simply spiritual, and that the blood of Jesus was no more efficacious to cleanse from sins when shed upon the accursed tree than when it was flowing in His veins, he, or she, is promulgating another gospel, which is not another, for it is a baseless dream, a weird and blasphemous "error of mortal mind" that will leave its votaries at last without God and without hope.

THE SOLEMN FACT IS THERE IS NO OTHER GOSPEL. Every pretended substitute is but a Satan-devised delusion meant to turn men away from the strait gate which alone leads into the narrow way, and make them contented as they crowd down the clear side of the broad way to eternal perdition.

BEFORE there can really be another gospel there must be another savior and another Holy Spirit, and this can never be. Nor is any other gospel needed, for the grand old Gospel of the grace of God is all-sufficient to save "whosoever will," and has demonstrated its power throughout the centuries by transforming lost miserable sinners into happy joyous saints. Paul says:

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith. (Romans 1:16,17)

THE Gospel needs only to be preached in the power of the Holy Spirit to hold its own against every imitation and substitute that the mind of the natural man energized by Satan can devise. Like the Bible itself it is divinely inspired and, therefore, preeminently fitted for the needs of mankind... It convinces the mind and satisfies the heart, if men but take the place of repentant sinners and accept it by faith. It is the dynamic of God unto the deliverance of all who believe it. To refuse it is to be lost. To receive its message is to be saved.

IT reveals the righteousness of God, making known how He "can be just and the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus." Satan's false gospels all pretend to show how man can establish his own righteousness. The Gospel of Christ comes to unrighteous men and tells them of a righteousness that is divine which is imputed to all who believe.

ANOTHER gospel - whatever its outward form - will always be found to center in something that man can be or do in order to obtain merit. The Gospel of God declares what Christ has done in order that the salvation purchased may be justly offered to sinners.

ANOTHER gospel presupposes some strength, some ability to please God, in the natural man. God's Gospel declares that when "we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly."

ANOTHER gospel will land you in hell! God's Gospel, believed, will bring you safe to heaven.

TURNING from every false hope, I beseech my unsaved reader to rest in what Scripture declares concerning Christ, and thus be able to sing in faith:

"Upon a life I did not live, Upon a death I did not die, Another's life, Another's death I hang my whole eternity. None will ever be confounded who put their trust in Him."

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“Boy Scouts Changing Name To ‘Scouts BSA,’ As Girls Welcomed Into Program”

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By Camila Domonoske
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The Boy Scouts program is becoming Scouts BSA in February 2019 to reflect the decision to include young women, the Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday.

The organization’s name will remain the same; only the program for older youth will change its name.

The Boy Scouts of America, or BSA, announced last fall that it would begin allowing girls to become Scouts — much to the frustration of the Girl Scouts, which has advocated for single-gender scouting.

The Cub Scouts program for younger children was the first to open up to girls. Thousands of girls have already joined under an early adopter program. Click here to continue reading.

 

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NEW BOOKLET: The Big Picture—How the World and the Church Are Being Deceived: Ten Spiritual Devices

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The Big Picture by Warren B. SmithBy Warren B. Smith

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. (2 Corinthians 2:11)

In a front page article in the September 27, 2007 Fresno Bee newspaper, the headline read: “GOING in the WRONG direction.” The article was about hikers who end up getting lost—and even dying—as a result of their stepping off of an established trail in Yosemite National Park. The sub-heading read, “It just takes one misstep for even the most experienced hikers to go missing.” The article begins:

It’s called the “cascade effect”—a catchy name for the way one mistake leads to another, and a quick explanation for how a hiker who takes one step off of an established trail is one step closer to trouble.

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Park rangers and search and rescue experts say that hundreds of hikers take that one wrong step each year. The key, they say, is where that next step takes them—back toward the trail or further down a perilous path.

The Bible also talks of a perilous path—one that has “a form of godliness” (2 Timothy 3:5) but where what should be the “right hands of fellowship” (Galatians 2:9) turns out to be the “right hand of falsehood” (Psalm 144:11). For those who know their Bible and endeavor to keep God’s Word, it is of the utmost importance to not be deceived into stepping off the narrow way onto a perilous broad way that leads to destruction.

Satan’s Tempting Devices

Scripture makes it clear we have a Spiritual Adversary—Satan the Devil—who is constantly tempting us with his cunning “devices.” We are warned that he can come as an “angel of light” and his ministers as “ministers of righteousness” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). Because his deceptive devices can be very appealing, the apostle Paul tells us—“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). He also stressed the importance of not being ignorant of Satan’s “devices” lest he “get an advantage of us” (2 Corinthians 2:11). He said “it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret” but they must be “reproved” and brought to the “light” (Ephesians 5:12-13).

God’s Plan vs. the Devil’s Plan

God has a plan—the plan of salvation—but the Devil has a plan too—a plan of destruction. So, again, we are not to be ignorant of this deceptive plan and its accompanying devices. We must try to understand the “big picture” so to speak. Why? Lest Satan get an advantage of us and we suddenly find ourselves on the path to Antichrist rather than the path to Jesus Christ.

Jesus warned that prior to His return “false Christs” and “false prophets” would “arise” and “shew great signs and wonders” (Matthew 24:24). In that same verse, he said the deception would be so great that—“if it were possible”—even the “elect” would be deceived. So what is the “Big Picture? ”What is Satan’s plan?

Satan’s New Age Peace Plan

All of Satan’s devices are designed to accomplish one major objective—to get his man—Antichrist—into position. The prophet Daniel warned that Antichrist will have a deceptive peace plan and “by peace” “shall destroy many” (Daniel 8:25). He further warned that this deceptive peace plan would “destroy wonderfully” because it will appear to be so wonderful. Who doesn’t want world peace? But peace from what source and on what terms? Presently, this deceptive peace plan is floating under the radar as “God’s Dream” for the world, the church, and the coming “New Age.” But first, what exactly is the New Age?

What Is the New Age?

I was first introduced to the concept of “God’s Dream” and the “God’s Dream” peace plan after being seduced into what has been popularly referred to as the New Age movement. In its simplest terms, the New Age movement was, and still is, a deceptive spiritual movement that goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. It was there, at the beginning of creation, that the serpent cast doubt on God’s Word while simultaneously suggesting that men could be like God (Genesis 3:1-5). Emerging from its semi-veiled occult obscurity, the New Age movement suddenly burst forth amidst a growing drug culture and the social and political unrest of the 1960s and 1970s. It seemed to offer an exciting and adventurous spiritual alternative to what was perceived by many to be a tired, outdated, and obsolete Christian faith.

Gathering momentum in the 1980s and beyond, what was formerly called the occult, and then the New Age, is now mainstream. In the late 1990s and into the new millennium, the term New Age seemed to disappear. But the New Age never went away as most people thought—it was simply repackaged as a New Gospel, a New Spirituality, and a New Worldview. Over the past two decades, this New Age/New Spirituality/New Worldview has not only integrated itself into the world, but it has made great inroads into the church itself. However, as a rose by any other name is still a rose, so the New Age by any other name is still the New Age.

In a nutshell, the New Age/New Spirituality is based on the foundational false teaching that all of humanity is “One” because God is alleged to be “in” everyone and everything. And because God is said to be “in” everyone and everything, we are all “connected” because we are all God. This foundational bottom line of the New Age belief system was captured in a photograph sent to me several years ago by a pastor in southern California. In the photo, a young man is wearing a T-shirt that says—“I used to be an atheist until I realized I was God.”

But man is not God, and God is not “in” everyone and everything. God makes it clear in Hosea 11: 9 when He states, “for I am God, and not man.” Galatians 6:3 states, “For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.” Ezekiel 28:2 says—“yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God.” Nevertheless, all of Satan’s devices are cunningly devised to bring the world—and the church—to believe this foundational lie that God is “in” everyone and everything. But, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3).

Many years ago, I was recruited into the New Age movement to help implement its deceptive peace plan. The same devices used to deceive me into accepting its teachings are the same devices being used today to deceive the world—and the church. These devices are preparing everyone for a seemingly “wonderful” peace plan that is being euphemistically described as God’s Dream for the world. The following are ten of these deceptive spiritual devices.

How the World and the Church are Being Deceived: Ten Spiritual Devices

1) Putting Unwarranted Trust in People
My involvement in the New Age was not initiated by an interest in spirituality but by my interest in a waitress in a local downtown restaurant. One day, she mentioned that a friend of a friend of hers was a psychic and was coming to town to do some psychic readings. She asked if I would be interested in seeing this woman and getting a reading. Wanting to demonstrate my being open to spiritual things, and hoping to gain her favor, I agreed to see the psychic. Had it not been for my friend’s endorsement of this questionable practice, I would never have consented to have the reading. However, my natural suspicion of psychics was overridden by her making it seem so normal. Later as a new Christian, I read in the Bible how spiritually dangerous it is to be involved with psychics, We are not to give any regard to those who consult with familiar spirits (Leviticus 19:31). Psychics and things like Ouija Boards, Tarot Cards, meditation, Yoga, and countless other occult practices can unwittingly open doors to a deceptive and evil spirit world.

This same device of putting unwarranted trust in people rather than the Word of God can also be seen in the church today. Just because a friend or relative has been a Christian for years, doesn’t mean that their endorsement of a particular pastor, teacher, book, or spiritual practice should be accepted without any questions. The Bible warns us not to put undue trust in a friend or a guide. Rather, we are to “try the spirits (1 John 4:1) and rightly divide the Word of God regarding whatever we are reading, experiencing, or being told (2 Timothy 2:15). Like the Bereans, we are to search the Scriptures daily to see if these things are really so (Acts 17:11). Trusting other people and not the Word of God is one of Satan’s many deceptive devices.

Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide. (Micah 7:5)

2) Putting Unwarranted Trust in Spiritual Experiences
During my spiritual reading with the psychic, she revealed many things about me that she had no way of knowing. This made her more credible in my eyes and she gained my immediate respect and definite attention. Toward the end of the reading, I felt an intense whirling sensation over my head that vibrated and tingled and felt very strange. I had never experienced anything quite like it. Without my saying anything to her, the psychic said—“Are you aware there is a ball of light over your head right now?” She proceeded to tell me that the ball of light was there because I had “a lot of help from the other side.” When I asked her what the “other side” was, she told me angels, loved ones who had passed on, and other spirits who were interested in my spiritual well-being. She said if I wanted their help in my spiritual life, I had to ask and give them permission to come into my life.

So that night I prayed—“You on the other side, please come into my life. I want to be more spiritual. I want to grow.” In my naivete, what I actually prayed was a reverse sinner’s prayer that was completely contrary to God’s ways. By doing this, I had unwittingly opened a door to the evil spirit world. When I came to the Lord and gained a better understanding of the Bible, I realized the ball of light that appeared in my psychic reading was not good and was not from God. It was obviously a deceptive spirit that came as an angel of light. It was sent to make me feel special and to convince me that I had a lot of spiritual help on “the other side.” And the psychic told me that part of that help might come from “loved ones” who had passed on. This alleged communication with the dead was very common in the New Age, but it is not usually found in the church.

However, Steve Berger, pastor of Grace Chapel in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, claims that he and his wife have had ongoing visitations and conversations with their deceased son Josiah. In his book Have Heart: Bridging the Gulf Between Heaven and Earth, Berger describes some of the conversations they believe they have had with their son. Endorsements by mega-church pastor Greg Laurie, televangelist James Robison, and others listed in the front of Berger’s book seem to give legitimacy to what Berger is teaching—just as the waitress seemed to give legitimacy to my seeing a psychic. But, again, we are not to put unquestioned trust in people rather than the Word of God.

The Bible is very clear that we are not to communicate with the dead. This is the stuff of séances, channelings, spiritist readings, and the occult/New Age. Deuteronomy 18:9-11 forbids communicating with the dead and calls it necromancy. Certain pastors may have solid reputations as teachers and evangelists, but they are seriously wrong to present this kind of teaching to the church. The evil spirit world is only too willing to counterfeit our loved ones through spiritual experiences that play upon our human emotions and our love of family. Providing deceptive spiritual experiences that can open doors to the spirit world is one of Satan’s chief devices.

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. (1 Timothy 4:1)

3) Seemingly “Meant-To-Be” Circumstances That Appear to be From God
Later that same year, I took a girlfriend to Big Sur for a special New Year’s Eve. This rugged California coastal area seemed to be a great way to continue my spiritual pursuits and start the year. Checking into the majestic Nepenthe Bookstore, I was immediately drawn to a book titled Journey Toward the Heart by an Indian master I had never heard of before. His name was Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.

After a series of incredible, seemingly meant-to-be circumstances that arose immediately after purchasing the book by Rajneesh, we serendipitously landed in a mountaintop cabin with nothing but clouds below us and, incredibly, another book by Rajneesh—Only One Sky—sitting on the bedside table. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh—a man I had never heard of before purchasing his other book an hour previous. Everything seemed to be benevolently conspiring to introduce me to this Indian guru. It all seemed so meant-to-be. But the question I never thought to ask was, meant-to-be by whom?

Many pastors, church leaders, and plain everyday folks are fond of saying: “It’s no accident.” “There is a reason for everything.” “It was meant-to-be.” The inference is that whatever they experienced was good and must have been divinely orchestrated by God. Rarely, if ever, does anyone even hint at the possibility of spiritual deception. But many of today’s spiritual experiences are not from God. It may seem to be God or Jesus or the Holy Spirit when it is not. Thus, whatever one is experiencing or being told needs to be tested, prayed about, and rightly divided by the Word of God. And while God can also orchestrate spiritual experiences, the church should always be on the lookout for contrived meant-to-be circumstances arranged by our Spiritual Adversary. These deceptive, seemingly meant-to-be experiences from God are yet another one of Satan’s clever devices.

These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. (1 John 2:26)

4) The New Age Doctrine of “Oneness”
In 1980, New Age teacher Marilyn Ferguson’s book The Aquarian Conspiracy was published and became an instant cult classic. In her book that is often regarded as a New Age “Bible,” Ferguson wrote somewhat playfully, with tongue-in-cheek, that a growing number of New Age “conspirators” had “a great heretical idea”1— the notion of “God within”—that God was “in” everyone and everything. As I fell deeper and deeper under the spiritual spell of Rajneesh and my other New Age teachers, this God “in” everyone and everything concept of Oneness seemed so simple and true, and felt so right to my misguided heart.

In a booklet titled Be Still and Know That You Are Not God: God is Not “in” Everyone and Everything,2 I showed how this New Age teaching of God “in” everyone and everything is not only in the world but also in the church. It isn’t just New Age leaders who are proclaiming it—I described how church leaders including Rick Warren, Eugene Peterson, Leonard Sweet, Sara Young, Pope Francis, and William P. Young—among others—have brought this God-“in”-everything teaching into the church.

The Bible says that all of humanity is one blood (Acts 17:26) because we all have an original set of parents—Adam and Eve. But Jesus said what “is born of the flesh is flesh” and what “is born of the Spirit is spirit” (John 3:6). That is why He then said to “Marvel not” that we “must be born again” (John 3:7). The Bible makes it clear that God and Christ are not inherently “in” everyone and everything. It is only when we believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and are born again that His Holy Spirit is sent to dwell within us and that we become one in Him. Christ is not in everyone, but we are one in Christ when we believe in Him and are born again—“for ye are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).

The New Age “Doctrine of Oneness” that says God is “in” everyone and everything is a lie. It is, perhaps, Satan’s chief device to deceive the world and the church. As seen with His response to the Tower of Babel, God demonstrated that He is definitely not into worldly oneness:

And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. (Genesis 11:6-8)

5) The New Age Doctrine of Separation
While attending a massage program at the Sacramento Holistic Health Institute, one of my New Age classmates gave me a book titled Love is Letting Go of Fear by a psychiatrist named Gerald Jampolsky. This little self-help manual was very engaging as he talked of love, hope, faith, gratitude, and forgiveness in a decidedly unique and spiritual way. The author said his book had been greatly inspired by a set of books called A Course in Miracles. I immediately purchased The Course at a local New Age bookstore. I was surprised to see that the books were said to be channeled by “Jesus” to a Columbia Presbyterian Hospital psychologist in New York City named Helen Schucman. Not knowing the Bible, I read and accepted much of what this alleged “Jesus” said and taught. I had no idea that mingled with lofty statements about God and love and the Holy Spirit, this false Christ “Jesus” turned the actual teachings of the Bible inside out and upside down. Emphasizing the word “separation,” he taught, “The recognition of God is the recognition of yourself. There is no separation of God and His creation.”3 Emphasizing the word “oneness,” he stated that “The oneness of the Creator and the creation is your wholeness, your sanity and your limitless power.”4 This counterfeit “Jesus” denigrated the true Christ’s victory on the Cross of Calvary by teaching that “The journey to the cross should be the last ‘useless journey’”5 and that “a slain Christ has no meaning.”6 These teachings reiterated what I had already been learning from Rajneesh and my other New Age teachers—we don’t need an external Savior because we can save ourselves by recognizing that we are all one because God is “in” everyone and everything.

In her book The Revelation, New Age author and futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard quotes the New Age Christ stating that those who oppose the idea of oneness with God are under the “illusion of separation.”7 In A Course in Miracles, the false New Age Christ states, “The mind can make the belief in separation very real and very fearful, and this belief is the ‘devil.’”8 He further states that those who are under the illusion of separation are “dreaming” and need to be “gently awakened” from their hapless dream of “separateness” by God’s “happy dream” of Oneness.9

There is something that should be of great concern to those keeping an eye on how this concept of separation might be coming into the church: On the fifth episode of his TBN television series Restoring the Shack, William P. Young, citing God as his source, stated that the “lie of separation” has prevented the church from being unified, whole, and one.10 That Young would introduce the New Age Doctrine of Separation is not surprising if you read The Shack carefully. The Shack’s “Jesus” openly teaches New Age “Oneness” when Young has him affirm that God is “in” everyone and everything. The Shack’s “Jesus” states, “God who is the ground of all being, dwells in, around, and through all things.”11 In Jesus Calling, Sarah Young’s “Jesus” also teaches this same New Age Oneness when he declares—“I am above all, as well as in all.”12

A more detailed description of this Oneness vs. Separation heresy is carefully documented in my book False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care? and in my booklet titled Oneness vs. Separation Heresy Now in the Church.13 The New Age Doctrine of Separation disparages and denigrates those who refuse to subscribe to the Doctrine of Oneness. God is, in fact, separate from His creation. He is not in everyone and everything. But Satan’s twisted New Age take on separation has been—and will continue to be—one of his main devices. Using the word separation scripturally and properly, the Bible tells us to “be ye separate” from the world and from worldly New Age doctrines like the Doctrine of Oneness versus Separation.

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate. (2 Corinthians 6:17)

6) God’s Dream
The term “God’s Dream” has become almost commonplace in the world—and the church. “God’s Dream” is now the subject of numerous Christian books, booklets, sermons, songs, and radio shows. But most people using the term “God’s Dream” don’t realize it is a deceptive New Age term that was introduced over a hundred years ago in a 1916 Theosophical Path New Age magazine article.14 As previously mentioned, the term “God’s Dream” is a crucial New Age concept intimately linked to the New Age peace plan. It is at the heart of everything taught in A Course in Miracles by the New Age “Jesus.” The term “God’s Dream” has been used by the false Christ Maitreya who claims to already be here on Earth waiting for humanity to call him forth. It has been used by New Age channeler and best-selling Conversations with God author Neale Donald Walsch who claims to speak for God. It has been used and publicly promoted by New Age sympathizer Oprah Winfrey. All these references and many others are documented in my booklet God’s Dream: Satan’s Ultimate Scheme.15

The New Age term, “God’s Dream,” is also used by a wide variety of pastors, authors, church leaders, and worship leaders. “God’s Dream” was first introduced into the church by the late Crystal Cathedral pastor Robert Schuller in his 1974 book Your Church Has Real Possibilities.16 It was then exponentially popularized by Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren. It is now commonly used by a wide array of church figures that include Bethel Church pastor Bill Johnson, Shack author William P. Young, Kenneth Copeland, Brian McLaren, Pope Francis, Joel Osteen, Sarah Young, Leonard Sweet, Mark Batterson, Joyce Meyer, Ravi Zacharias, and countless others. Most of them probably have no idea of its New Age origin and how “God’s Dream” is a strategic part of Satan’s New Age peace plan. Curiously, Rick Warren has introduced his own formal P.E.A.C.E. Plan that he has actually titled—“God’s Dream for You and the World.” Over the last several years he has been pushing “God’s Dream” heavily in his sermons and on his radio program—even writing a booklet titled God’s Dream For Your Life. But “God’s Dream” is a false overlapping New Age concept that has now made its way deep into the church. Thanks to Robert Schuller and Rick Warren, the concept of “God’s Dream” has become so widely popularized in church circles that church references now far outweigh the New Age references that once preceded them. “God’s Dream” is one of Satan’s most cunning devices.

Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 23:32)

7) Not Testing the Spirits
With Rajneesh, the psychics, and channelers I spent time with, the workshops I went to, and all the New Age books I read—meditation and contemplative prayer were almost always stressed. Being still was supposed to help us attain personal peace and well-being and to hear from God—or what was often called the “Universe” or the “Source.” It was through these meditative and contemplative practices that so many heretical teachings have been delivered into the world by seducing spirits—much of it described as “new revelation.”

Today, there is increased pressure for people in the church to hear the voices of God and Jesus. And while countless books have been written on “how to hear the voice of God or Jesus,” it is hard to find even one that talks about proving the authenticity of who and what they are hearing (1 Thessalonians 5:21)—to “test” and “try” the spirits because there are so many false prophets and deceptive spirits out there in the world (1 John 4:1-3; 1 Timothy 4:1). Sarah Young claims to be getting messages from Jesus, but many of her messages in Jesus Calling have serious New Age implications—like her “Jesus” stating that he is “in” everything—that he is “above all as well as in all.”17 Shack author William P. Young claims to have had conversations with God yet has his “Jesus” teaching the New Age Doctrine of Oneness—God dwelling “in” everyone and everything.18

We can test or try the spirits by measuring or comparing what is being said with the Gospel and the Word of God. If a supposed message (or messenger) from God contradicts God’s Word and the Gospel message, then we know that that spirit is not of God. In the case of the “Jesus” in Jesus Calling and The Shack, where he teaches that God is “in” everything and everyone, this clearly is the teaching of “another spirit” (2 Corinthians 11:4) because it rejects the Gospel wherein God (Jesus) came in the flesh to save man from his sins.

It is yet another one of Satan’s most cunning devices to get Christian leaders and everyday believers to overlook, forget, omit, ignore, or somehow disbelieve in the necessity of testing the spirits.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (1 John 4:1-3)

8) The New Story
New Age leaders are teaching that we need a “new narrative”—a “new story” to replace what is perceived to be the tired “old story” of biblical Christianity. As mentioned, the “Jesus” of A Course in Miracles teaches the alleged “new story” of the necessity of humanity being “awakened” from its “fearful” ungodly dream of “separation” by “God’s Dream” of “Oneness.” The “new story”—“God’s Dream”—teaches that as humanity awakens to the truth of Oneness, world peace becomes a real possibility. But the new story warns that those who are under the “illusion of separation”—those who do not believe that God is “in” everyone and everything—hinder and prevent world peace through their disbelief. Thus, the new story of “God’s Dream” for the world and the church isolates those who do not hold to the New Age Doctrine of Oneness—like Christians—and will ultimately lead to their persecution. Biblical believers are disparagingly referred to as those who believe the “old story” of separation. But the Bible’s story is not old in that pejorative sense. It is as true today as when it was originally written and recorded. Humanity is not God, and humanity is not one with God. God and His creation are separate. “God’s Dream” is not a new story. Rather it is a cunningly devised fable that is just another one of Satan’s clever devices.

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. (2 Peter 1:16)

9) Quantum Spirituality
When I was involved with New Age spirituality, Fritjof Capra’s 1975 book The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism was a New Age classic. Capra contended that quantum physics was in the process of proving that God was a force and an energy field that interpenetrated all creation. And with quantum physics leading the way, a New Age/New Spirituality was gearing up to make both a proverbial and literal “quantum leap” to a “quantum spirituality” and a “quantum Christ”—not the biblical Christ but a New Age “God” and “Christ” who were “in” everyone and everything. Back then, I didn’t know that the Bible warned about those who falsely use science to try and prove their faith (1 Timothy 6:20-21).

Sadly, church figures like Leonard Sweet are joining this march to New Age Oneness by way of quantum physics. In his 1991 book Quantum Spirituality, Sweet openly proclaims his belief in Oneness by quoting Catholic mystic Thomas Merton:

We are already one. But we imagine we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity.19

Sweet’s New Age sympathies become even more apparent when he states that this Oneness and original unity is based on his belief that God is “in” everyone and everything. He writes that his view of postmodern Christianity—spell that New Age Christianity—“entails a radical doctrine of embodiment of God in the very substance of creation.”20 My former New Age teachers couldn’t have said it any more clearly than what Sweet is telling the church. An ordained Methodist who speaks all over the world, Sweet has led workshops with Rick Warren—and is, indeed, teaching the church a “radical doctrine”—the New Age Doctrine of Oneness. Compounding his New Age sympathies, Sweet refers to the father of the New Age movement—Catholic Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin—as “Twentieth-century Christianity’s major voice.”21 Sweet also talks openly about the importance of “God’s Dream.”22 While Sweet and others are clearly New Age sympathizers, their unbiblical New Age teachings remain uncontested in a church that doesn’t seem to understand what is really going on. Trying to use science to prove something that is not true—God “in” everything—is just another clever device being used by Satan to deceive the church.

Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. (1 Timothy 6:19-21)

10) The Planetary Pentecost—a False Last-Days Revival
As part of the New Age movement, we believed we would be part of a worldwide effort to bring about world peace. The New Age “Christ” states—and we believed—that Armageddon doesn’t have to happen—that there is an “alternative to Armageddon” that he calls the “Planetary Pentecost.”23 It is described as an ultimate revival for the world and the church. It would engender everyone’s hope for “God’s Dream”—for world peace. But there is no alternative to prophecy, and the Book of Revelation is presented as direct prophecy from Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:1-3). The Book of Revelation does not mention any true revival taking place in the latter times. There will be a false New Age revival that will bring on a false New Age “Christ” and a false New Age peace. But in the end,“God’s Dream” will become a New Age nightmare. They will say peace, but there will be no peace until the true Christ—Jesus Christ—actually returns. Dangling the possibility of world peace through a false planetary revival that will include an apostate “church,” this Planetary Pentecost is perhaps one of Satan’s cruellest devices.

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3)

Saved
For my wife, Joy, and I, the end of our New Age involvement came abruptly. Suddenly having to deal with what seemed to be an evil presence, yet holding to our New Age belief that evil was not real, we were at a loss in how to deal with our situation. We tried everything we had learned from our New Age teachings, and nothing worked. In the midst of what we now know to have been spiritual warfare coming through a particular individual who had been a client of Joy’s holistic massage practice, I found Johanna Michaelsen’s Christian book The Beautiful Side of Evil. The reality of evil and Jesus’ victory over evil was clearly presented. The next time the evil presence reappeared, I put what I had learned from Johanna’s book to use. Addressing this presence, I commanded, in Jesus’ name, that it leave—and it did! All the Scriptures in Johanna’s book about Jesus’ victory on the Cross of Calvary and His defeat of sin, evil, death, and the Devil began to click in. After surrendering our lives to the Lord, we knew we had a responsibility to warn as many people as possible about the New Age and its dangerous deception. What we discovered over time was that the same spiritual devices that had seduced us into accepting New Age teachings were seriously seducing the church as well. Through the years, we have watched as the situation has grown worse and worse—just as Scripture said it would (2 Timothy 3:13). The line distinguishing the differences between the New Age/New Spirituality and a growing apostate church have been broken down and seriously breeched. The great deception is upon us. May the Lord have mercy on us all!

Endnotes
1) Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy: Personal and Social Transformation in the 1970s (Los Angeles, CA: J.P. Tarcher, Inc., 1980), p. 27.
2) Warren B. Smith, Be Still and Know That You are Not God: God is Not “in” Everyone and Everything (Eureka, MT: Lighthouse Trails Publishing, 2015).
3) A Course in Miracles: Combined Volume (Glen Allen, CA: Foundation for Inner Peace, 1975, 1992), (Text) p. 147.
4) Ibid., (Text) p. 125.
5) Ibid., (Text) p. 52.
6) Ibid., (Text) p. 425.
7) Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: A Message of Hope for the New Millennium (Novato, CA: Nataraj Publishing, 1995), p. 233.
8) A Course in Miracles, op cit., p. 50.
9) Ibid., pp. 377, 584.
10) Restoring the Shack television series, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), March 12, 2017, Episode 5.
11) William P. Young, The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity (Los Angeles, CA: Windblown Media, 2007), p. 112.
12) Sarah Young, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2004), p. 199.
13) Warren B. Smith, False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care? (Magalia, CA: Mountain Stream Press, 2011); Warren B. Smith, Oneness vs. Separation Heresy Now in the Church (Eureka, MT: Lighthouse Trails Publishing, 2018).
14) Katherine Tingley, Editor (Theosophical Path magazine, Volume X, No. 2, February 1916), p. 159.
15) Warren B. Smith, God’s Dream: Satan’s Ultimate Scheme (Eureka, MT: Lighthouse Publishing).
16) Robert H. Schuller, Your Church Has Real Possibilities (Glendale, CA: Regal Books Division, G/L Publications, 1974), pp. 176-179.
17) Sarah Young, Jesus Calling, op. cit., p. 199.
18) William P. Young, The Shack, op. cit., p. 112.
19) Leonard Sweet, Quantum Spirituality: A Postmodern Apologetic (Dayton, OH: Whaleprints for SpiritVenture Ministries, Inc., 1991, 1994), p. 13.
20) Ibid., p. 125.
21) Ibid., p. 106.
22) Leonard Sweet, SoulTsunami, Sink or Swim in the New Millennium Culture (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1999), p. 34.
23) Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation, op. cit., p. 157.

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