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Bay Area Fellowship in Corpus Christi

Posted by susanb99 on April 24, 2009

In 2007 at one of the Sunday youth meetings of Bay Area Fellowship church of Corpus Christi, TX (grades 6th through 12th), the youth pastor showed a “funny” video depicting him and another guy meditating and saying, while in the lotus position, “…empty your mind and find the inner child within you….” Supposed to funny, but completely missed the mark.

Considering all the teenagers that were in attendance, it would have been a great opportunity to warn them of the dangers of New Age / Occult techniques, of which meditation is a part. Instead the pastors chose to poke fun at the occult practice of conjuring up an array of spirits, angels of light, who are more than happy to inhabit those who “empty their minds” and without the protection of God Almighty, venture off into a redefined “Christianity”.

Contemplative spirituality (meditation, centering/listening/soaking prayer, yoga, lectio divina, spiritual formation) is not something to laugh at, to poke fun at. The power behind this darkness is satan, an angel of light. According to the Bible, we are to take this seriously

This church is definitely emergent, which means they believe in the “ancient paths” of the Catholic mystics, whether they will admit it or not. The senior pastor, Bil Cornelius, was a speaker at Saddleback Church (Rick Warren’s church) in 2005. In this PDC article (Page 1, Page 2, Page 3) Cornelius outlines his philosophy for converging the purpose-driven paradigm into an Emergent/Emerging church (the name of the church is incorrect in the article).

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ALERT: John Crowder & Co.

Posted by susanb99 on April 18, 2009

Hat Tip: DiscernIt (Kim Olsen’s blog)
&
Blasphemy Incorporated by Bud Press

Parents,
Please be on the alert for John Crowder’s blasphemous teachings and meetings. He is a dangerous wolf in sheep’s clothing, deceiving young people, instructing them to exercise their emotions and carnal desires to “worship” God.

Also be aware of the outrageously heretical teachings of Stacy Denboer, Ben Dunn, and Brandon Barthrop of Red Letter Ministries, among other wolves.

John Crowder & Company are part of the Elijah List, founded and promoted by Steve Shultz. Included in this false prophecy scheme are Bob Jones, Bobby Conner, Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, Francis Frangipane, James Goll, John Arnott, John Bevere, Kim Clement, Patricia King, C. Peter Wagner, Rick Joyner, Ryan Wyatt, Todd Bentley, and many more.

The following are videos and information on John and Lily Crowder and Company:

Rolling in the Butter

Butter Trance — See Stacy Denboer with the helmet (at 1:02 minutes)

Stacy Denboer & John Crowder

Stacy Denboer’s Drooling Ministries “Whacked Up on the Blood of Jesus”

Stacy Denboer Birthing Revival

Stacy Denboer Nursing on the Breast of Jesus

Stacy Denboer Bring Heaven to Earth

Ben Dunn & John Crowder On Drugs

John Crowder and Co-Hort Tokin’ the Holy Ghost

Brandon Barthrop’s Apostolic Birdie (spiritualizing “the middle finger”)

Brandon Barthrop — “Manifest Sons of God” Heresies with “God-sperm” (at 2:05 minutes)

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Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

Posted by susanb99 on April 11, 2009

Isaiah 53:3-5

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

John 20:1-18

The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,

And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

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