Oprah and Friends

Could you imagine the apostle Paul joining hands with the pagans in Rome to reach out to conquer such societal ills as fractured families and fatherless children?  It’s a noble cause, to be sure, but that wasn’t Paul’s mission.  His mission was to preach Christ and Him crucified.

Far too often, many make the mistake of believing that by cleaning up society, they can improve life.  Sadly, this never works because even if there were no divorce or fatherless children, man would still be lost in their sins.  You can clean up a pig, but it will still be a pig.  You can dress up a sinner in their Sunday best, but they will still be a sinner.  How sad our modern ministers don’t know this.

In an article on the Christian Post, Modalist and Prosperity minister T. D. Jakes stated:

“It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are in life, everyone is looking for answers, and MegaFest is the place to find them,” Jakes has said about the festival. “Whether you come on your own or with family and friends, one thing is for sure: people attending MegaFest will find joy, fun, great music, encouraging community and powerful messages of inspiration, hope and purpose.”  (Online Source.)

With such speakers as New Age Priestess Oprah Winfrey, who famously said when referring to Jesus, “There couldn’t possibly be just one way!” T. D. Jakes, and Joel Osteen, one thing people attending will not find is the gospel.

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Sorry for the Absence

Sorry for the absence everyone!  Life seems to reach out and drag you by the tail sometimes.  I’ve been busy at work, have moved into a new home, and have spent some much needed time with the Lord.  While I’ve been gone, however, the visible church’s descent into apostasy hasn’t slowed down a bit.

Let’s get busy and run the race.  How ’bout it?!

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Rodney Howard-Browne is not Amused

Seems like Rodney Howard-Browne (RHB), the self-titled “Holy Ghost Bartender,” is not amused with John MacArthur’s upcoming “Strange Fire” conference.  In fact, he made note of it on his Facebook page and warned MacArthur and friends that should they continue, they are in danger of blaspheming the Holy Spirit.

Phil Johnson, Executive Director of “Grace to You,” wasn’t amused and wasn’t pulling punches when he responded to RHB’s comment over at Grace to You’s blog on their website.

You can read that by clicking here.

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Prayer for Ken Silva and Family

Some of you have noticed that Ken Silva has not been updating Apprising Ministries as of late and have written to ask about him.  Ken, who has been having health issues as of late, has been going through a harrowing battle in the last several months.  He has updated his site and has requested prayer and financial support, if you feel so lead of the Lord.

Please continue to pray for Ken and his family during this difficult time.

For more information, please click here.

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Hillsong Conference: Strange Bedfellows

I learned a long time ago that if you want to lose followers, just talk about their favorite singers/bands.  I might lose a few after this, but so be it.

Hillsong has been on the slippery slope of false doctrine for a while, but many still love to listen to their music.  But when a band/singer/group, etc., forms an unholy alliance (as Stand Up for the Truth so aptly put it), there comes a point when you should turn your back on them.

Hillsong’s 2013/2014 Conference is going to have a mix of speakers from some of the most apostate veins of the modern church.

This is from Stand Up for the Truth’s website:

The diversity is certainly represented in the speaker docket, uniting and melding Word of Faith (T.D. Jakes, the Osteens, Hillsong Church), Purpose Driven/Drucker-designed big business (Rick Warren), Craig Groeschel and Judah Smith.  (Online source.)

The author of the article asks a pertinent question:  “…at some point you just have to wonder how teachers of different “gospels” can find unity?”  The key words there are “different gospels.”

Hillsong does not represent Biblical Christianity, but a false gospel which has no power to save.  This is from the Hillsong Conference website:

“Our prayer is that our magnificent 2013 guests will again unleash and water the potential within our collective lives.”

Not to nitpick, but there is only One who is magnificent, and the ones who are speaking at this conference are not Him.  Our magnificent Lord has spoken the true gospel, and that truth is that if we don’t repent, we shall all perish.  (Luke 13:3)  Instead of teaching purpose-driven prosperity potential and navel gazing, they should teach death to self and repentance.  But they won’t.

What Hillsong is effectively praying for is that these self-titled magnificent speakers will show unrepentant sinners how to be happy unrepentant sinners.  Let’s pray they don’t make them two-fold the child of Hell that they potentially may be.  (Matthew 23:15)

Please take time to read the rest of the article after the hop.  You can find it by clicking here.

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Church of Tares: Purpose Driven, Seeker Sensitive, Church Growth, and New World Order

If you haven’t seen this video, you really should make time in your schedule to watch it.  It’s almost two-hours long, but is well worth it!

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Strange Fire

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