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Christian Colleges That DO NOT Have Spiritual Formation Programs

Posted by susanb99 on May 5, 2008

From Lighthouse Trails Blog:

Source: Editors at Lighthouse Trails Disclaimer: These colleges are listed, not necessarily as an endorsement or recommendation, but rather to show schools that do not have Spiritual Formation programs, nor do we know of any promotion of contemplative prayer or the emerging church within each of these schools. They also do not promote Purpose Driven materials, which are a catalyst for contemplative spirituality. Before sending your student to any of the schools listed below, please check out other criteria at the school that will influence your student.

 

Ambassador Baptist College (North Carolina)

Baptist Bible College Graduate School (Missouri)

Berean Bible Institute (Wisconsin)

Blue Letter Bible Institute (Online)

Bob Jones University (South Carolina)

Boston Baptist College (Massachusetts)

Calvary Chapel Bible College (California)

Corban College (formerly Western Bible College – Oregon)

The Masters College (California)

Pensacola Christian College (Florida)

Pillsbury Baptist Bible College (Minnesota)

His Hill Bible School (Comfort, Texas) added to the list 7/27/08

Special Note: If your student is not yet aware of what the New Age movement really is, you should ask them to read For Many Shall Come in My Name. The book is a compelling overview of the New Age movement. This book will prepare young people and adults alike to recognize dangerous and non-biblical practices and beliefs that are being introduced into countless Christian schools.

If you know of a Bible-believing Christian college or seminary that does not promote contemplative or emerging and does not have a Spiritual Formation program, please drop us [Lighthouse Trails] an email and tell us the name of the institution. We would like to post some of these on our research site.

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Targeting the Children: False Prophets Duping Christian Parents

Posted by susanb99 on April 27, 2008

This article, along with new posts and articles, can also be read on Revival Time, a new Simplicity In Christ blog

Todd Bentley, Patricia King, and Bob Jones, prophets of the Elijah List, what do they have in common? All three of them are targeting your children in order to lift them into a “third heaven” occultic sphere, using meditation, contemplative prayer, angels of light (satan and his demons), emotional manipulation, and blatant lies.

In the following video, Bob Jones, Todd Bentley, and Patricia King speak of this contemplative practice of entering into the “third heaven”:

KING: Todd, I remember years ago, you gave me a phone call and you said ‘Hey, I’ve just been soaking with Bob Jones and I’ve gone up into the “third heaven”‘ and all that. And it was all new to me; I’d never even heard of that kind of language before and I was SO hungry for it. But tell about the first time you met Bob and your encounters in the third heaven.

BENTLEY: The first time I met Bob was actually in Grants Pass, Oregon. We were sitting in a restaurant and I was really hungry; I knew Bob was a real seer prophet. I thought ‘Lord I’m going to get an impartation’. I’ve been having all these encounters and all these visions and experiences already soaking, but I thought ‘Lord I need to talk to somebody that’s been walking in this that’s really a senior prophet’. So when I met Bob, I thought ‘Lord, I’m going to get an impartation’ and I remember talking with Bob in a restaurant about going into the heavens and what it was and we were talking about the “third heaven”, going into the immediate abode, into that place, the dwelling place of God. And I thought ‘That’s awesome!’. I was hungry for it too; I wanted more! ‘Cause, up until that point, sovereignly God was just visiting me. And I was just waiting in His presence and sovereignly God was visiting me. And Bob said to me, he said, ‘We can go right now!’ And I said ‘What do you mean, we can go right now?! We can make the decision right now and enter into that realm of the spirit?’. And he said, “Sure we can! Don’t you have faith, boy?!’. Or something like that. (laughter) That what he said to me…

[…](description of occultic experience into the third heaven)[…]

KING: Well, I remember when you [Bentley] were telling me about it, I got so hungry for it. And right after that Bob was coming to a conference that we were having… I was going to just ask him all kinds of questions about this third heaven, I didn’t know, because I wanted to know. I wanted to experience God in a new way; and I think we all do; we’re all so hungry for Him, right? But I hadn’t caught yet, because you had told me about the experience but not the faith dimension, so I was just still thinking ‘Sovereignty’. God’s sovereignly going to move, take me out, well whatever. So I’m asking Bob questions and Bob, you said ‘Well, I do my raptures every day!’. I said ‘What do you mean, your raptures every day?’. He said ‘I go up every day!’. And I said ‘You go up EVERY DAY! I’d love to go up every day!’ And he said ‘Well, it’s by faith!‘…

A person’s FAITH supersedes God’s SOVEREIGNTY??

Bentley, Jones, and King declare they are going past the sovereignty of God into a contemplative heavenly experience. In scripture there is only one who declares himself to be as high as God — satan:

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Isaiah 14:14

9:00 minutes into the video:

JONES: A lot of people see a lot of different colors [when in the third heaven], but when I take the children up most of the time, they see the “white light“. And they see the white throne, and nearly everything they see up there is white! That’s what God IS, is white light! But you got all the colors in it. And up there they see one another as white light, for they ARE light.

KING: Wow! I remember you saying to me one time, you said, if you can teach children to ascend into the third heaven and live out of that place then you will have a generation that will not be affected by the devil because the devil can’t go there. Isn’t that profound!?

JONES: Yep! Well, youth and children they hardly have any problem at all going there, especially 6 to 12. They go right up and I’ve seen them take them up and turn them loose! And then after you turn them loose, the first thing they’ll do, they’ll tell you what they’ve seen. So a lot of times with them, I let them tell me what they’ve seen, and then I interpret it to them. And then sometimes I will say, ‘Okay, go up again and see what you see for me’. And I’ll tell you some of the most seer prophecies I’ve got, come from some of them 6, 7, 8 years old! And some of the conferences I’ve been in, when the youth go up, I’ll tell those, the speakers of the conferences, you want blessed, go let the children pray for you. And see, they go continually there! They haven’t been taught the doubt that we have here.

In this video of Bentley’s Lakeland Healing Revival in Florida, Bentley talks about an angel of light in regards to children:

6:42 minutes into the video:

We’re going to have an anointing service because the Lord spoke to me about families and He was going to visit. I saw the angel today that was going to visit the children. I saw the angel that only two times have I seen that is going to visit the children. I tell you what, there is a glory moving into the room. Just go ahead and just… Ohhhh! Get under that! Ohhh! Ohhh! Lord, let it move across the whole place! A drunken glory! Heavy, heavy, weighty, weighty, weighty glory! Smoky glory, Shekinah glory, in all the colors in the glory!…

On Bentley’s site:

Todd saw the Glory Cloud of Revelation… that is, the cloud that is the fullness of the Holy Spirit, the seven Spirits of God. The Lord also showed Todd in the vision, an old Punjabi sadhu (holy man) [Ed. note: mystic], by the name of Sundar Singh, who lived in India and evangelized throughout the world over a hundred years ago. The Holy Spirit spoke to Todd about a new release of prophetic revelation coming… Todd examines the significance of Sundar Singh in his vision as an example of the extraordinary relationship God wants us to have with Him. It’s a wonderful life of devotion, humility, daily discipline, worship and contemplative prayer that calls us daily to soak in and seek God’s manifest presence. (emphasis added)

From Wolf Tracks site:

Why would God give his children a vision of a contemplative who combined the East and West in his meditative disciplines? Is this where Todd Bentley’s ideas about visions, spirituality, and ’soaking’ prayer are coming from?

Why would God, indeed. Bentley, King, and Jones are occultic mystics, doing the works of the flesh, a form of godliness but denying the power thereof (2nd Timothy 3:5). The power of God is not in evidence, nowhere to be found in their false teachings.

The fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23):

Love
Joy
Peace
Longsuffering
Gentleness
Goodness
Faith
Meekness
Temperance

The fruit or evidence of the Spirit is not false doctrines (heresies), excitement, shaking, barking, laughing uncontrollably, getting a shove from the preacher to be “slain in the spirit”, jumping in “the river”, etc., etc., etc…

Parents, please do not allow your children to be involved in these occultic experiences. Pay attention to what is being taught — not only their teachings but yours as well. Check EVERYTHING against the Word of God.

Related Article:
Fake ‘Child Faith Healers’: Passing the Occult Mantle to the Children

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Mennonites and Rob Bell

Posted by susanb99 on April 23, 2008

From RollOverMenno.wordpress.com:

Kindred Productions is a ministry of the Mennonite Brethren Churches in North America for both the Canadian Conference and the US Conference. One of the recommended resources for youth by Kindred Productions is Nooma by Rob Bell (see here).

[…]

There is no denying the fact that Rob Bell is very popular in Mennonite churches. Parents have every right to be very concerned about what their teenagers are watching and learning under the direction of their youth pastors (who seem to find it more convenient to pop in a top selling DVD than to study and teach from the Bible)…

Read More…

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Brian McLaren says: Lessen Focus on Eternity

Posted by susanb99 on April 22, 2008

The emphasis Christians place on the traditional Christian doctrines of hell and the second coming of Jesus inhibits believers from living effective lives of service in this world, according to speaker and author Brian McLaren.

McLaren explained his views April 9-10 at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., as a featured speaker during the Willow Creek Association’s annual Shift student ministries conference. (Baptist Press article)

Parents, please know who is teaching your teens at your church and what they are teaching. Ask questions, don’t be timid about comparing to scripture what the youth minister tells you. There is no need to be intimidated by the youth ministers, senior pastors, or  other parents and teens. If you leave it to your church to teach your children, you will reap what you sow. Be vigilant. teaching your own children so they will know the difference between biblical teachings and apostate teachings such as McLaren’s.

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Parent Alert: Do You Know Where Your College Students are Attending Church?

Posted by susanb99 on April 22, 2008

From Lighthouse Trails Blog:

Lighthouse Trails Research has provided extensive information on Christian colleges that are promoting contemplative and emerging spiritualities. Many parents we have spoken with have either pulled their young college students from those schools or at the very least warned their children of the dangers. But parents also need to find out where their students are attending church, while they are away at college.

When parents send their children off to college, often far from their homes, they are relieved when their students tell them they are attending church every week, sometimes even twice a week. However, Lighthouse Trails has confirmed that in many of these school settings, a large number of the students are attending pro-contemplative/emerging churches.

Often professors and school administration are not aware that such a high percentage of the student body is attending churches that teach contrary to biblical doctrine. And if that is the case, most likely parents aren’t aware either. If you have children attending college (secular or Christian), please ask them where they are going to church and find out what that church is teaching.

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We Are gods

Posted by susanb99 on April 3, 2008

From the new page on Simplicity In Christ.org

To those who believe that we are gods, I would like to ask one simple question:

Why was Eve deceived by satan when he said “you shall be as gods” if she was ALREADY a god?

Click HERE to view the page…

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ALERT for Parents of Teens Regarding Acquire The Fire / Teen Mania / Battle Cry

Posted by susanb99 on February 17, 2008

The Acquire The Fire website has a video describing ATF’s “Branded By God – The Mark of a Warrior” promotion. About halfway through the video, the f-word is used (uttered by The Comedian when he shoves aside another kid from his locker). I had emailed Battle Cry inquiring about the profanity, and received a response stating

“The line that you are hearing is “Summon the Kracken!” Which is just a catch phrase used by that one character throughout the drama as a joke in reference to a line in a recent major motion picture.”

What is “Summon the Kracken (or Kraken)!”? One demonic website says: “…his crew of asundry dead sea creature pirates rise from their watery graves to collect the debt, and to summon….the KRACKEN.” The dead people are summoning “the Kracken”. According to the Bible, once a person dies, they go to heaven or hell. Dead people do not rise from their graves, wander around, or suddenly appear, and call for “the Kracken”. It’s quite clear that DEMONS are the ones who are summoning this Kraken. According to Wikipedia, the Kraken is a demonic sea creature that takes his victims where they must experience their worst fear for eternity – satan taking his victims to hell.

Why would a Christian organization make a Christian video depicting a character saying a phrase that is demonic? Or a phrase that sounds like profanity? Is that supposed to be “cool”? or perhaps “relevant to the pop culture”?, the very pop culture that ATF/Teen Mania/Battle Cry claims they are AGAINST?

Listen to this short audio from the video for yourself — it is clearly profanity. (link not working at this time)

Please be extremely careful about sending your teenagers to any of these events.

For more information regarding “branding” and Acquire The Fire, read:
Branding the New Breed (Note: There is a swear word in one of the quotes in this article.)
Training Teens to Twist the Truth

Ron Luce, founder and organizer of Teen Mania / Battle Cry / Acquire The Fire, is a proponent of contemplative spirituality, the NEW spirituality.

Watch him in this interview with Liz Babbs, New Age guru. Christian meditation?

Note: “the disciplines of old” is in reference to the Roman Catholic mystics, which means Luce is agreeing with the Catholics and denying the Reformation of the 1500s.

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Bellevue Christian School in Clyde Hill (Bellevue), WA

Posted by susanb99 on February 17, 2008

From Lighthouse Trails Blog:

Is Velvet Elvis, the popular book by emerging pastor, Rob Bell, being recommended by your teen’s Christian school?

Read Velvet Elvis – A Doorway to the New Age

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