Saturday, February 26, 2011
But American Girl today is reinforcing and promoting New Age practices. American Girl Publishing (a division of American Girl) released a book in 2009 titled Spa Fun. On the back cover, it tells young readers to try a “yoga pose.” Inside, the chapter called “De-Stress” has sections titled “Balloon Breathes” (instructing readers to sit cross-legged and practice deep breathing exercises), “Mini Meditations” (instructs to sit cross-legged and focus on your breathing), and “Mantras.” In “Mantras,” it states: “Add a mantra to your meditation. A mantra is a sound or a word you repeat to help you focus” (p. 18).
The book also tells girls to practice “Laughing yoga”: “Sit cross-legged and take a deep breath. Exhale a few times with force saying ‘Ha-ha-ha!’ (p. 47). There is also a section called “Morning Yoga” (p. 48). On page 42, it tells girls to “meditate” and “take a mental trip to the beach.”
In 2005, American Girl was criticized by conservative and pro-life groups for donating funds to the organization Girls, Inc. which according to one online source promotes abortion rights and acceptance of homosexuality.2
Date: April 29-30, 2011
Venue: Saddleback Church
Location: Lake Forest, California
Speakers: John Piper
New Ager and Oprah Winfrey friend, Marianne Williamson has a new book to lull people (women mostly) to find her religion through, what else? weight loss.
Yet another diet book, only this one is linked to the New Age. Can't be surprised, can you, when Oprah calls it "the book that Oprah called "the miracle we've been waiting for."
The ways in which the enemy of God will try to seduce people can often be subtle. We've seen him use weight loss programs before like with Gwen Shamblin's "Weigh Down". Shamblin is vehemently against the biblical Triune God.
So while these women pose their programs and theories as a way to lose weight, what Satan is actually doing is luring in women to expose them to New Age, anti-Christ religions and thinking.
Deut. 18: 9 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. 10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in a the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. 13 You must be blameless before the LORD your God.
Lev 10:1 Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and offered strange fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded them. 2 And fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
“They were an extraordinary part of our community," Monsignor Lloyd Torgerson said of Jean and Scott Adam after the conclusion of mid-day mass.
"They loved St. Monica. We loved them. They did incredible work.”
He loved the sea. Jean loved the sea," Richard Peace told KPCC's "AirTalk." Richard Peace teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. "They’d planned this trip for a long time. And It was really an extension of Scott’s ministry.”
Scott Adam had worked with Richard Peace toward a PhD. Adam ultimately decided not to pursue ordination or finish his dissertation.
“The exercise of his ministry came as they visited various places, gave out Bibles free," said Peace. "Scott would preach at churches. He would teach at various institutions. He loved what he was doing.”
Monsignor Torgerson said the Adams were extremely committed.
Sadly, but not surprisingly, Adams was encouraged, not discouraged by Richard Peace to leave the RCC. How utterly, utterly sad.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
(CNSNews.com) - Two-thirds of the eighth graders in Wisconsin public schools cannot read proficiently according to the U.S. Department of Education, despite the fact that Wisconsin spends more per pupil in its public schools than any other state in the Midwest.
In the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests administered by the U.S. Department of Education in 2009—the latest year available—only 32 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned a “proficient” rating while another 2 percent earned an “advanced” rating. The other 66 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned ratings below “proficient,” including 44 percent who earned a rating of “basic” and 22 percent who earned a rating of “below basic.”
Meanwhile, Wisconsin public schools increased their per pupil expenditures from $4,956 per pupil in 1998 to 10,791 per pupil in 2008. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator the $4,956 Wisconsin spent per pupil in 1998 dollars equaled $6,546 in 2008 dollars. That means that from 1998 to 2008, Wisconsin public schools increased their per pupil spending by $4,245 in real terms yet did not add a single point to the reading scores of their eighth graders and still could lift only one-third of their eighth graders to at least a “proficient” level in reading.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Recently two "churches" shared their facilities with Muslims to help their worship of the demonic Allah.
2John ,2Cor. 6 and Gal. 1:8-9 clearly commands against this very thing.
White Horse Inn promoting conference where Donald Whitney will be speaking.
This is Steve Camp's church
Don Whitney: Spiritual Disciplines, also here.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Go head dear, abort your baby, its going to die anyway. God will forgive you!
Say WHAT?! This is what Chuck Smith advised a young woman to do with her unborn sick baby. He told her its ok to murder her baby--God understands there are exceptions to His command. This is unbelievable! However its not atypical either.
Pragmatism, biblical doctrine as optional, justifying sin: this mentality is the mentality of most professing Christians. Either one is pro-life OR pro-abortion. Period. No inbetween. Its black and white. Smith said "I believe its a sin but there are extenuating circumstances..." Nope. Matt. 18:6 here. Also 1Sam 15:22-23.
The double speak I hear from so many high profile "Christians" is making me sick. They deny the very thing they say they believe in elsewhere. Its hypocritical and dishonest. God help Smith for what he just did---avocating murder, a low view of ALL human life, and then lying about it. How DARE he decide what life is worth keeping or destroying! Thou art the man! He is doing what Saul did, in the name of God.
After rebelling against God and deciding what he would keep or destroy, as well as sparing the life of King Agag and then lying about it, Saul lost everything and revealed increasingly his hate for God and His children like Jonathon and David. Saul wanted to use that which God deemed evil, to worship Him!
1Sa 15:22 Samuel said, "Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. 23 "For rebellion is as the sin of divination, And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He has also rejected you from being king."
Mat 18:6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Police: 13-year-old Girl Gang-Raped by Classmates
2Ti 3:1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
2Ti 3:2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,
2Ti 3:4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
They should be tried as adults: their horrific crimes were that of adults. Unless they get saved, their future bodes more of this--and more people will be affected.
Where are the parents? What have they overlooked up to this point? Why would a kid bearly a teenager, even consider such heinous sexual crimes?
More classics from false teacher Rick Warren.
By Warren's fruit we know he's not Christ's. He has a different Gospel and embraces all manner of damnable doctrine. Where's the "graciousness" and "judge not" you just tweeted about? Hypocrisy.
"Authentic Christlikeness is your behavior,not your blog.Anyone can say anything."By their FRUIT you'll know them" Mt7:20"
Classic deflection of judging his putrid fruit:
"The more aware u are of your own sinfulness,the more gracious u are to others.Judging others reveals self-righteousness."
It is offensive to God when I claim to believe in grace while being
ungracious to others. about
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Grace doesn't mean graciousness, its about God's UNmerited favor toward ill-deserving wretches like me. Rick Warren, on the other hand, preaches MERIT and WORKS --adding Jesus to make up for the percentage of righteousness one is missing. See my post on the Update on Rick Warren, at the right side of this page.
NorthCarolina! @KayWarren1 speaks to
Anglicans on"Outrageous Love" Friday. http://bit.ly/aiNQIX Best Bible teacher
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The men Reformers love to applaud and find common ground with speaking at an Anglican conference (Anglican Church has a false gospel and a corrup foundation). Notice feminist and social activist Kay Warren is a speaker. Women elders? No. Women teaching men and having authority over them? You betchya. So I guess that's ok with Reformers. Not with God.
Titus 2: 11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15 But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
Also not the Emergents: Stetzer and Sweet.
When a commentor has repeatedly said this on Fox News and Fox Business the news readers are always shocked. Why? Their own ignorance is showing. No wonder we're loosing the war on terror---Americans think if you merely put up some voting booths all is well. Yeah that works as well as the voting for Saddam and Ahmadinejad--why, they get nearly 100% of the votes. Iraq isn't doing well on its own either--it needs us and when we pull out, stand by. Disaster is waiting there too.
Here's what Doug Schoen says in his piece at Fox in part:
Even before the fall of the Mubarak government, the Egyptian public was strongly aligned with fundamentalists and traditionalists, rather than modernizers who support a secular, pro-western tradition.
Put simply, Egyptians support Islam, its expanded role in the country's civic life, as well as Shariah.
A broad based analysis of Egyptian public opinion by Lisa Blaydes and Drew Linzerhow bears this conclusion out. They concluded that 60 percent of Egyptians have fundamentalist views, while just 20 percent are secular in their orientation.
Egyptians also support a more expansive role for Islam in Egyptian life. In Pew polling conducted last year, almost half (48 percent) say that Islam plays a large role in politics in Egypt, and an overwhelming majority – 85 percent – say Islam’s influence in politics is positive. Only 2 percent say its influence is negative. Not surprisingly, almost two-thirds of Egyptians told Zogby that Egyptian life would improve when clerics play a more central role in the political life of the country.
Egyptians also support the central elements of Shariah Law. For example, 84 percent say that apostates, or those who forsake Islam, should face the death penalty and 77 percent say thieves should have their hands cut off. A majority (54 percent) says men and women should be segregated in the workplace.
Further, the Egyptian people clearly support a political agenda that can only be described as radical. More than 7 in 10 said they were positive toward Iran getting nuclear weapons in a July 2010 Zogby Poll and close to 80 percent favor abrogating the Camp David accords with Israel.
A significant number of Egyptians are favorable to terrorist organizations, with close to half favorable to Hamas and one in five favorable to Al Qaeda.
What does this mean for the United States? Almost certainly the next Egyptian government will be hostile to the United States and will pursue policies that are inimical to our interests. In the Zogby poll, 85 percent called themselves unfavorable to the United States and 92 percent described America as one of the two greatest threats to Egyptian interests in the world. The Pew polling bears this point out.
The Pew poll similarly found that the Egyptian people were unfavorable to the U.S. by an 82 percent to 17 percent margin. A survey conducted by Gallup last year shows that just 19 percent approve of the job the United States has played providing leadership around the globe, while about half disapprove. And according to the WorldPublicOpinion survey, two-thirds of Egyptians say the U.S. plays a negative role in the world, and eight in ten say the U.S. is seeking to impose American culture on Muslim countries.End quote.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Mike Ratliff has exposed the error of Frank Turk and John Piper. With Chis Rosebrough dropping by to give compliments to Mike, while accusing the rest of us for a supposed "tone" which he apparently is above every using (his own Sacred Sandwich and Pirate Radio would never mock anyone), he didn't and still won't deal with the issues we brought up consistantly. I find it interesting that a complaint of "tone" is usually brought up when someone's error has been exposed for what it is. Its a converstation stopper, only it doesn't work with those of us who are tenacious for the Truth.
Again and again, the questions are put forth without a biblical defense:
Why are we to tolerate those who side with the enemies of Christ? Why is that somehow considered good, when God says its bad?
What part of DO NOT RECEIVE INTO YOUR HOUSE OR GIVE A GREETING to those with a false gospel/doctrine is not being understood by the Pirate and the Centurion?
What part of “mark and avoid” is unclear? How can a Christian Hedonist not read the clear Scripture and simply obey such commands?
Since when is Justification by faith alone debateable?
Since when is Pelagianism considered Christian?
WHAT DOCTRINAL ERROR WILL CAUSE TURK AND PIPER TO SEVER ALL TIES FROM A TEACHER AND UTTERLY REJECT HIM WHOLE-HEARTEDLY?
Rom 16:17 Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.18 For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
*Keep an eye on such men AND turn away from them* Is this not a command to keep a careful watch and then reject such men? Or is this a mere suggestion to be obeyed IF you feel like it or when its convenient? Certainly Scripture does NOT teach “truth in everything”.
2Jo 1:9 Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, 11 for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.
Again, Scripture teaches to REJECT THE MAN who brings false teaching, not parade him around, defend him, and give him a platform to the Lord’s people. Or again, is this merely a suggestion to be tossed if you like your Paper Pope more than Christ and the souls of His people?
Piper not only greets the heretics, he has them teach his audience and promotes them.
2Ti 3:1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
Notice “avoid such men” command. Or is this a suggestion? Is this not a command from the King?
There’s no defense of what Piper has done, nor of defending the Piper defenders. It only goes to show that people who claim biblical doctrine don’t really have discernment and wisdom to see and love the truth and the God of Truth at all costs. Their loyalty lies elsewhere and its not with Him.
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Notes & Quotes -- www.TheOoze.com
"Yes, we truly believe there is such a thing as truth and truth matters -- if we did not believe this, we would have no good reason to write or speak; no, we are not moral or epistemological relativists any more than anyone or any community is who takes hermeneutical positions -- we believe that radical relativism is absurd and dangerous, as is arrogant absolutism; yes, we affirm the historic Trinitarian Christian faith and the ancient creeds, and seek to learn from all of church history -- and we honor the church's great teachers and leaders from East and West, North and South.
"Yes, we believe that Jesus is the crucified and risen Savior of the cosmos and no one comes to the Father except through Jesus; no, we do not pit reason against experience but seek to use all our God-given faculties to love and serve God and our neighbors; no, we do not endorse false dichotomies -- and we regret any false dichotomies unintentionally made by or about us (even in this paragraph!); and yes, we affirm that we love, have confidence in, seek to obey, and strive accurately to teach the sacred Scriptures, because our greatest desire is to be followers and servants of the Word of God, Jesus Christ." - Tony Jones, Doug Pagitt, Spencer Burke, Brian McLaren, Dan Kimball, Andrew Jones, Chris Seay www.TheOoze.com
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Tony Jones error :
"As with other theological issues I’ve addressed here — the atonement and same sex marriage, to name a couple — I don’t come in with my mind made up, although I am leaning toward it. Nor have I spent any time reading or really even thinking about it. But I do think that it’s important and deserving of ongoing consideration and theological reflection.
What I don’t think is very interesting to pursue is whether some individuals are submitted to eternal torment by God. If you think that, then you interpret the Bible very differently than I do and we probably disagree on just about everything."
Genesis 2 is the overall view of marriage--between one man and one woman. Elsewhere it is reiterated.
1Ti 1:10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,
1Co 6:9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,
Rom 1:26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;
Rom 1:27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
Rom 1:28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
Rom 1:29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
Rom 1:30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
The Atonement is both in the OT (Ex. 29-30) and New Testament:
Isa 53:4 Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isa 53:5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.
Isa 53:6 All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.
Mat 26:2 "You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion." (see the Gospels for the Crucifixion account).
Rom 3:25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed;
Eph 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
Heb 9:22 And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (see the whole chapter)
Isa 66:24 "And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh."
2 Thes. 1: 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power
Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Jones said, What I don’t think is very interesting to pursue is whether some individuals are submitted to eternal torment by God. If you think that, then you interpret the Bible very differently than I do and we probably disagree on just about everything." Absolutely. That's HUGE understatement. Jones, you deny the very God and Gospel of Scripture--there is no "probably" about how far apart us Biblical Christians are from you. We're Grand Canyons apart from each other: you are in darkness, I am in the Light.; you sit in the seat of scoffers, I believe what Scripture states.
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
God's Power to Change Your Life by Rick Warren
Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard
The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
Abba's Child by Brennan Manning
How People Grow by Henry Could and John Townsend
Chasing Daylight by Erwin McManus
Seeds of Hope by Henri Nouwen
Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala
What's So Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey
The Journey of Desire by John Eldrege
Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas
Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge
Unbiblical authors for an unbiblical church. Purpose Driven via Emergent. Error upon Error.
A.W. Pink said in part:
"Take heed what you hear" and read! More than forty years ago the saintly Adolph Saphir wrote, "I think the fewer books we read—the better. It is like times of cholera, when we should only drink filtered water." What would he say if he were on earth today and glanced over the deadly poison sent forth by the heterodox, and the lifeless rubbish put out by the orthodox? Christian reader, if you value the health of your soul, cease hearing and quit reading all that is lifeless, unctionless, powerless, no matter what prominent or popular name be attached thereto. Life is too short to waste valuable time on that which does not profit. Ninety-nine out of every hundred of the religious books, booklets, and magazines now being published, are not worth the paper on which they are printed!
To turn away from the lifeless preachers and publishers of the day—may involve a real cross. Your motives will be misconstrued, your words perverted, and your actions misinterpreted. The sharp arrows of false report will be directed against you. You will be called proud and self-righteous, because you refuse to fellowship empty professors. You will be termed censorious and bitter—if you condemn in plain speech—the subtle delusions of Satan. You will be dubbed narrow-minded and uncharitable, because you refuse to join in singing the praises of the "great" and "popular" men of the day. More and more, you will be made to painfully realize—that the path which leads unto eternal life is "narrow" and that FEW there are who find it. May the Lord be pleased to grant unto each of us—the hearing ear and obedient heart! "Take heed what you hear" and read!
Speaking with Bloomberg Television a day after a private meeting with President Obama, McCain said he could picture working with Obama on several issues going forward. "I think there's a number of issues we could work on together, and I think it's pretty clear that the president has really pivoted to a much more centrist position, which I think makes it much more for us easier to work with him," McCain said.
McCain said his meeting with Obama was "cordial," as his relationship with the president has been. "The relationship I've always had with him is cordial," McCain said. "We had strong differences on ObamaCare, on the stimulus package — and they were passionate differences — but we've always had a cordial relationship, and that's based on my respect for the office of the presidency of the United States."...
McCain said he thought he and Obama could work together going forward on issues like immigration reform and enhanced rescission.
End quote. Full report here.
And THAT'S the problem. Its also why I refused to vote for the compromising RINO. Bush tried to work with Ted Kennedy on Education and that didn't win him any help from the Left. And by the way, McCain has worked against his own constitutants regarding the illegal alien issue and the border issue. And now look: a Muslim cleric tried to sneak in across the Mexico border to CA (think it hasn't or won't be tried with Texas or Arizona??). Obama and McCain agree on a lot of important issues which means their foundation is similar and THAT means there is a fundamental difference between those two and Conservatives.
Might I add that McCain's family is also pro-homosexual rights. Very similiar situation with Bush and his family. Both men are "moderate" (read: liberal) and their wives and daughters are liberal.
"Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature." 2 Corinthians 5:17
It is a miraculous thing to be a Christian--for real Christianity is the effect of a new creation! To make a Christian, requires the same power as to make a world--nothing less can raise a sinner from a death in trespasses and sins!In every instance of real conversion--the almighty power of God is exerted!
In every instance of real conversion--the almighty power of God is exerted!The distinguishing PRIVILEGE of the believer, is that he is "in Christ." We were all originally in fallen Adam, and from his loins we flowed. No one is in Christ by nature--but only by an act of sovereign grace. Yet all Christians are in Christ--nor can anyone be a Christian without being vitally united to Christ.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
The list of "The Fifty Fruits of Pride: A Self-Diagnostic " is compiled by Brent Detwiler
I haven't looked over the site, so of course, proceede with caution and discernment.