Geoffrey Grider/NTEB – Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Update

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 2 Timothy 4:3-4

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into this world. 1 John 4:1

Geoffrey Grider has hinted at, or named six men as the anti-Christ, including Judas Iscariot, Pope Francis and Emmanuel Macron, among other false teaching. This is one of the reasons many people scoff at endtime Bible prophecy in these last days.

When naming Pope Francis as the anti-Christ, Geoffrey Grider wrote: “Open up your Bible, find a blank spot next to John 5:43, take a pen and write “FULFILLED” in margin.” Geoffrey Grider NTEB, September 28, 2015

12 days earlier he named Judas Iscariot as the anti-Christ.

“Jesus is talking about handing a “sop” to someone [Judas], and then dipping it in a dish. Anyone who has ever spent time with Italian people who can cook know exactly what a sop is. My friend Andy’s mom used to make what Italians call “gravy”, or spaghetti sauce, and it would simmer on the stove for hours. When it was close to done, we would take a fresh piece of Italian bread and dip it in the pot, and we would “sop it up”. Delicious! Now do you see what a sop is? It is a piece of bread for dipping in sauce or olive oil. The NIV renders the sop of John 13:26 as “bread”, and in doing so, throws one of the biggest prophecy clues right out the window. Yes, a sop is a piece of bread – BUT – it is much more than that. Bread is just bread , but a sop is a clue.

S = Son | O = Of | P = Perdition. Bam! After 23 years of knowing this and teaching this to people it still sends chills down my spine. God is so good.” Geoffrey Grider NTEB, September 16, 2015.

This is utter nonsense!!

Five years later, Geoffrey Grider know claims: “French President Emmanuel Macron remains in first place in the end times ‘man of sin’ sweepstakes.” Geoffrey Grider NTEB, August 7, 2020

For some reason Geoffrey Grider is ‘protected’ in that he seems to be able to get away with all sorts of fear mongering, false teaching (Ruckmanism)) including, The Gap Theory, There are Two Gospels, Jesus Went to Hell, and the Nephilim Are Coming Back in UFO’s, false prophecies, name calling, posting blasphemous graphics depicting Jesus as a transgender wearing a dress, the anti-Christ depicted as Jesus Christ and the movieclip ‘Rocketman’ which promotes homosexuality, with hardly anyone batting an eye.

Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? Amos 3:3

On April 21, 2016 Geoffrey Grider/NTEB wrote, “PETER RUCKMAN WAS, WITHOUT A DOUBT, ONE OF THE FINEST BIBLE TEACHERS THE LORD EVER PUT ON THIS EARTH. HE BELIEVED THE BOOK, AND DIDN’T THINK HE OR ANYONE ELSE HAD THE RIGHT TO ‘MESS WITH IT’.

It must have been sometime back in the mid-90’s, when I was introduced to a brother by the name of Scott Lyman. Scott attended a small Baptist church near where I lived, and he was excited to hand me a Bible teaching cassette tape from someone by the name of Peter Ruckman of Pensacola, Florida. That was my introduction to the ‘good doctor’ of scripture.

Over the years, I would purchase many such tapes from Dr. Ruckman, then DVD’s, and finally an entire library shelf of Bible commentaries.”

By his own admission, Grider is well versed in Ruckman’s “Bible truths.”

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45

“Peter Ruckman reveals the only reason he did not join the KKK, but otherwise agrees with everything they say

The Ku Klux Klan’s like that. I’ll tell you why I never joined the Ku Klux Klan. It’s because they’re anti-semitic. And that’s the only reason I didn’t join. [laughs heartely] I mean, I agree with everything else they say. But the trouble is when you get out that way, that extreme right-wing, you begin to turn against that Jew, and I ain’t gonna turn against that Jew.”

There is nothing else Ruckman said about the KKK in the context. The video can be seen on Youtube (the statements can be found at the 22-minute mark). “Dr. Ruckman 1993 Questions and Answers” https://youtu.be/jUC-1D4DTP8

You may think that since Ruckman is against anti-semitism, and the Jews are God’s chosen people, that he would speak kindly of them overall (with allowance for disagreements over doctrinal differences of course). But notice what he says two minutes later in the same video, but also how he manages to slip in a suttle jab at another race and we all know who it is:

[24 minute mark] “But, because God chose him you have to love him [the Jew], you have to love him. And if you don’t, God will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, so you gotta be careful. And it’s kinda hard to be careful. I don’t know if you have–you don’t have a lot of Jews in North Carolina, or at least back in the mountains you don’t. And if you do, they behave themselves, ’cause they’re kind of outnumbered. But ah, but you take a city Jew, a citified Jew like Chicago, or New York, they are the most repulsive people in this world, man! I guess, out of sight of another group I know of. (chuckles) The closest I ever came to hitting a fella was a Jewish pawn broker in Chicago.”

Any child of God who is familiar with the history and reputation of the KKK should be disgusted by Ruckman’s statement that he agrees with everything else the KKK says except for their views on a group that two minutes later he describes as “the most repulsive people in this world” (outside of another group)! This was not a laughing matter, regardless of the race in question. Yet Ruckmanites continue to make light of it such as declaring that it’s no big deal because everyone knows no one is perfect. However—the Bible teaches, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them” (Romans 16:17). It is high time that the Bible admonition be taken seriously in this matter.” https://www.ruckmanism.org/peter-ruckman-reveals-the-only-reason-he-did-not-join-the-kkk-but-otherwise-agrees-with-everything-they-say

It is also a noticeable fact that Ruckman taught killing an unborn baby is not murder. https://youtu.be/BW1BXJOCx2M

Some of Ruckman’s other heresies include:

Angels are thirty-three year old males without wings.

Satan committed adultery with Eve: “The verses [2 Corinthians 11:2-3] IMPLY (see John 8:44 and 1 John 3:12) that some type of sexual transaction took place between Eve and Satan. Whatever it was, it affected her body fluids, and it caused a conception, if it happened.” (Peter Ruckman’s Bible References: Personal Notes on Salient Verses in the Bible, p. 278)

All women in the Church Age will receive thirty-three year old male bodies at the Rapture: “Since every Christian in the Body of Christ has a MAN inside him (or her) (Col. 1:27; John 1:12) and is PREDESTINATED to be conformed to the image of that man (2 Cor. 4:4; Rom. 8:29; 1 John 3:1-4; Phil. 3:21), there is no question at all about the future state of every Christian in the Body of Christ, except in the minds of Hebrew and Greek professors and the “vast majority of conservative, Bible-rejecting blockheads.” The believer will appear in glory as a 33-year old sinless male.” (Peter Ruckman, 22 Years of the Bible Believer’s Bulletin Vol. 1 “The AV Holy Bible” p. 110)

The plan of salvation for Tribulation saints is faith plus works and the plan of salvation in the Millennium is works alone: “Before the Rapture, you could have been saved by grace through faith plus nothing (Ephesians 2:8-9), but one minute after the Rapture took place you must get out the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule and start learning them, because you’re going to be judged by them (Matthew 25:31-46).” (Peter Ruckman, Mllions Disappear. 1989, p. 23)

When the believer is born again, his soul is literally cut loose from the inside of his fleshly body: “In a saved man, the Holy Spirit has cut the flesh away from the soul and spirit (see Col. 2:11-13). That body has a spirit connected with it that is different from the new spirit that lives inside of you.” (Peter Ruckman, The Book of Romans: The Bible Believer’s Commentary Series. Pensacola, FL: BB Bookstore, 2003, p. 265)

Sexual unions constitute marriage in God’s sight: “Flesh joining flesh” makes a man and woman, “man and wife” (Matt. 19:4-6; 1 Cor. 6:16; Eph. 5:31).
(Peter Ruckman, The Ruckman Reference Bible, 2009, p. 499)

Demons are winged creatures ranging in size from those of flies and mosquitoes to eagles and vultures.

“The flood mentioned in 2 Peter 3 is not Noah’s flood but is one that supposedly occurred at the judgment of the earth, when Satan was cast out of Heaven (The Gap Theory). He admits that no other Bible teacher has held this view: “Now who could get a message so simple all muddled up? Answer: Every major fundamental Bible scholar and teacher in the United States, without one exception. If you were to ask Henry Morris what the verses refer to he’d say Noah’s flood:” (Ruckman, The Unknown Bible, p. 67).

“God has ordained on this earth 12 boundaries, with 12 nations, who are destined to leave this earth (transported by angels– Luke 16:22), and populate outerspace infinitely and forever, beginning with the 12 constellations that are seen on the earth once every 12 months” (Peter Ruckman, The Unknown Bible, p. 588)”

Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. 1 John 2:18-19.

On August 2, 2020, Geoffrey Grider/NTEB posted a blasphemous graphic ‘When King Jesus Cometh’ depicting the anti-Christ with a bow as Jesus Christ at His second coming, when promoting his NTEB “Bible study”- “The likely path that King Jesus will take at His second coming…”

Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. Revelation 6:1-2

After recognizing this “error” a discerning Christian posted the following comment on NTEB:

“Very cool. Looking forward to this…One quick thing; when I saw this picture for the article; our King has a sword per the Book of Revelation, not a bow when He returns. The bow is actually what the horseman of the apocalypse brings, and if I’m not mistaken that’s supposed to be tied to Death/antichrist.”

Geoffrey Grider, owner of Mudflower Graphic Designs, totally ignored the fact that his blasphemous graphic depicted the anti-Christ not Jesus Christ when he responded with an excuse, which had absolutely nothing to do with the above mentioned graphic.

“Yes, you are right! I scoured the internet for a while trying to find an image of what the BIBLE says, and they really don’t exist. And that’s WHY people think that angels have wings, they don’t, because artists have drawn it wrong for so long. Good catch!”

There are no words!

As of October 22, 2020, this blasphemous graphic is still posted on NTEB website, which is further evidence that this was not by accident but by design. This alone should alert Christians to the deception of Geoffrey Grider/NTEB.

As Geoffrey Grider’s daily news snippets rely on reports from other media outlets, of which he fails to research before posting, this has often led to misleading information.

In a NTEB article dated February 28, 2012, Geoffrey Grider falsely reported that Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church, founded Chrislam. While it is true that Rick Warren is a false prophet who promotes Chrislam, he was not the founder. Chrislam, The Will of God Mission, was founded in Nigeria by religious leader Tela Tella in the 70’s.

Confession of a heretic:

Excepts from ‘Is Sexual Purity Possible In A Hyper-Sexualized World?’ by Geoffrey Grider, NTEB, June 11, 2015.

This “confession” has been removed from the NTEB website.

“…there are two areas in my life where I do not do well. Everyone has besetting sins, but they don’t usually like to talk about them. No one enjoys discussing their failures.

My two main sin hotspots are sexual temptation and alcohol. I have done better with conquering alcohol than I have with resisting sexual temptation, but not by much. I will go for years at a time with never even one sip of alcohol, but invariably, a moment will arise even after years where I again find myself with a beer in my hand. Conviction sets in and the process of cleaning up starts again…

Sexually, I have been a mess since I was about 10 years old. It was an important year for me for two reasons. Its the age where I was introduced to “girlie magazines”, pornography, and it’s also the age where I was sexually assaulted by my closet homosexual piano teacher…

As my life progressed, sexual impurity was a constant companion. The world sees nothing wrong with this type of behavior, and in fact, applauds it and rewards it. Kim Kardashian became a multimillionaire after releasing a video of her having sex. Fornication. Sex sells just about everything we look at in magazines, on television, in the movies, and at the ball game. It’s anywhere and everywhere.

I got saved in 1990, and for the first time in my life I experienced what true forgiveness was all about. And for the first time since high school, I became sober and stopped fornicating. But the hooks that were put in at such a young age would not be removed so easily, and the struggle began. It is a struggle that endures now 25 years after receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour…

The Bible is well aware of our struggle against sin, and acknowledges that it is no easy battle. When a person gets saved, sometimes the Lord just removes a certain sin from our life like it was never there. And other times, He for whatever His reasons are, will allow us to struggle with something because He knows it’s for our good and for His glory.

Today in 2015, I have come face to face with the reality that I have failed when it comes to the biblical command of sexual purity. And it grieves me to the point where the Lord has laid upon my heart to write this article. I have fornicated when the Bible has told me not to. I have sent and received sexually impure text and picture messages when the Bible has told me not to, and you know what? I am sick and tired of not getting the victory promised me as a Blood-washed Christian.”

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:8

Geoffrey Grider shared the truth and exposed himself when he wrote:

“The Bible tells us to come as we are for salvation, that’s absolutely true, but God in His mercy will never leave you as He found you. Part of the evidence of you salvation is a changed life, different desires, because God gives us a new heart.” Geoffrey Grider NTEB, March 14, 2019

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

For those who have been deceived into following, supporting, and promoting this self proclaimed street preacher and Bible teacher, who has placed himself above the Word of God and the Holy Spirit when he claims, “Now The End Begins [he] is your frontline defense in the rising tide of darkness in these last days before the Rapture of the Church,” the Word of God warns:

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-2

Geoffrey Grider promotes Alcoholics Anonymous and their Big Blue Book.

Geoffrey Griday/NTEB, MARCH 14, 2018

As drunkenness is a sin and only the blood of Jesus sets the sinner free, AA should be exposed, not promoted!

Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:36.

But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 2 Timothy 3:13

Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch. Matthew 15:14

Alcoholics Anonymous` description and reasoning for the selection of the circle and triangle symbol to represent them sounds very much like the making of an occult ritual. This alone should raise a red flag.

“The equilateral triangle represents the three part answer- unity, recovery and service – to a three part disease- physical mental and spiritual, while the circle represents wholeness or oneness. The body should be triangle, stable, the mind circular, open. The triangle represents the means for generation of good energy, and is the most stable physical posture. The circle symbolizes serenity and perfection, and the source of limited potential. Together they represent the perfect union of mind and body.”

Alcoholics Anonymous and the occult by Chad Prigmore

There is a very common misconception that Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was Christian in origin. However, when those origins and the practices of its founders are examined, it becomes clear that AA has never been a Christian program. In fact, it originated from occultic practices.

The misunderstanding that AA was originally Christian usually arises from its being influenced by the quasi-Christian Oxford Group. A well-known sermon regarding the Oxford Group was preached by Pastor H.A. Ironside during the 1920’s, and a few excerpts from his sermon bring to light what this group actually believed and practiced:

“First Century Christianity emphasized with tremendous force the precious atoning blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, and as we come to examine the few books that have already been put before the public by the advocates of this latter day movement, we are struck at once by the fact that these great truths are practically absent. I have gone through book after book, supposedly setting forth the teaching of the Oxford Group Movement, and have not found one reference to the precious blood of Christ in any of them, nor any reference to the fact that the worst sin that anyone can possibly commit is the sin of rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ.”1
“Some of my friends who have had more intimate connection with it have said that again and again they have put the question to the advocates of the movement, “What place do you give to the atoning blood of Christ?” They have been answered evasively or, if not evasively, sometimes like this, “Oh, we are not a doctrinal movement, we are not advocating any view of the atonement, we are simply out to change the lives of people. It does not make any difference to us what they believe theologically as long as their lives are changed. If their lives are not changed, theological differences are of very small moment.””2
“There are some things about this movement that seem very commendable. One is what they call, “Waiting for guidance.” They place a great deal of emphasis on that. Each one is urged in the morning to sit down quietly with the mind emptied of every thought, generally with a pencil in hand, waiting for God to say something to them. They wait and wait and wait. Sometimes they tell me nothing happens, at other times the most amazing things come. Tested by the Word of God many of these things are unscriptural. They lay themselves open for demons to communicate their blasphemous thoughts to them. That is not the Christian way of getting guidance. What is the Christian way? It is to get alone with God over your Bible. Not to say, “Lord, speak to me in some strange, mysterious way,” but to say, “Lord, speak to me as I read Thy Holy Word.””3
For anyone who has spent time in the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, it is very interesting, when reading Pastor Ironside’s sermon, to notice the similarities between how he explains the teachings of the Oxford Group and the program of AA. In AA there is no mention of Jesus Christ or the atonement. The Oxford Group took a very human-centric approach of which the only thing that really mattered was helping people. The Alcoholics Anonymous program is also aimed at “helping people,” which sounds nice but without the gospel of Jesus Christ people are being helped to get sober but are led away from the truth. The Oxford Group, through emptying the mind and the practice of spirit writing, also resembles the AA’s “all inclusive-anything goes” spiritual atmosphere, which pervades the AA community. Spend any amount of time around the AA program and you will encounter everyone from atheists to Luciferians worshipping at the altar of a god of one’s own conception, as the Alcoholics Anonymous program so affectionately labels idolatry.4

In an effort by its proponents to paint AA as a program of Christian origin the claim is often made that Bill Wilson, the man who wrote the book Alcoholics Anonymous was a Christian. However, when Wilson’s writings and life are examined, this seems doubtful.

Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith. The official AA biography of Bill Wilson, entitled Pass it On, speaks of the co-founders practicing séances and communing with demonic spirits while writing the program of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Twelve Steps. Bill Wilson explains one of their experiences with a Ouija board:

“The ouija board began moving in earnest. What followed was the fairly usual experience-it was a strange mélange of Aristotle, St. Francis, diverse archangels with odd names, deceased friends–some in purgatory and others doing nicely, thank you! There were malign and mischievous ones of all descriptions telling of vices quite beyond my ken, even as former alcoholics. Then, the seemingly virtuous entities would elbow them out with messages of comfort, information, advice—and sometimes just sheer nonsense.”5

Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith were originally introduced to each other in 1935 by a woman named Henrietta Seiberling. In a letter she wrote on July 31, 1952 she tells of Bill Wilson’s communion with demonic spirits during the time he was writing the Alcoholics Anonymous program,

“He imagines himself all kinds of things. His hand ‘writes’ dictation from a Catholic priest, whose name I forget, from the 1600 period who was in Barcelona, Spain-again, he told Horace Crystal he was completing the works that Christ didn’t finish, and according to Horace he said he was a reincarnation of Christ. Perhaps he got mixed in whose reincarnation he was. It looks more like the works of the devil but I could be wrong. I don’t know what is going on in that poor deluded fellow’s mind.”6

Even the symbol adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous, the triangle within a circle, is occultic in origin. Regarding the symbol, Bill Wilson stated,

“That we have chosen this symbol [for A.A.] is perhaps no mere accident. The priests and seers of antiquity regarded the circle enclosing the triangle as a means of warding off spirits of evil, and AA’s circle of Recovery, Unity, and Service has certainly meant all that to us and much more.”7

The above examples are just a few quotes from the literature used in the program of Alcoholics Anonymous of which the books Alcoholics Anonymous, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions are the most commonly used. For any Christian involved in the AA program, it’s occultic origins should be of very grave concern. Christians should avoid the program.

1.http://www.orange-papers.org/orange-rroot900.html
2.ibid.
3.ibid.
4.Ref. Alcoholics Anonymous, page 47
5.Pass It On, Bill Wilson’s official biography, pg. 278
6.Henrietta Seiberling, 7/31/52 letter, http://www.orange-papers.org/orange-Henrietta_Seiberling.html
7.Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age, pg. 139


Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Matthew 7:15-20

And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 2 Peter 2:2

Conclusion: Geoffrey Grider is a Ruckmanite whose daily news snippets are written with a sarcastic, boastful “I told you”… “see we were right”… “as we have told you”…”you need to wake up,” angry tone, which is devoid of any love. Not to mention, Geoffrey Grider, like Peter Ruckman, is never wrong and uses every opportunity to insult and misrepresent all opposing viewpoints. Some NTEB followers who comment on a daily basis show they are of the same mindset with their ungodly name calling, hateful remarks towards each other, foul language, false teaching, self-righteousness, endless debates trying to prove they know more than anyone else and damning those to hell who do not agree with them. Furthermore, this shocking comment posted by “Ron” – “NTEB [Grider] is one of the best heavenly investments we can invest in next to our own personal heavenly rewards!…,” should be of serious concern!

Not everyone is deceived by NTEB. After spending time on NTEB a Christian shared the following on an endtime forum:

“I’ll never forget the belittling remarks and the HORRIBLE arguments I saw there. People claiming to be Christians but acting like absolute devils toward each other. Some of the people there really screwed me up, and as I result I’m afraid to read anybody’s replies towards me in case they’re as hateful and as belittling as the things people there said toward me and toward plenty of others. That’s why I rarely ever reply on here- it’s not out of intended rudeness, but I guess it’s more PTSD from my time on NTEB.”

To those who have been deceived by Geoffrey Grider/NTEB the Word of God declares:

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Ba-li-al? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God: as God hath said I will dwell in them, and walk in them: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord. II Corinthians 6:14-18.

If you do not know the Living Lord Jesus as your Saviour you can right now by repenting (having a change of mind), and putting your faith in Jesus Christ who paid the full penalty for the sins of the world by shedding His precious blood on the cross. Your trust in Him alone for your salvation can assure your receipt of this blessed atonement.

Comment received from cctechm777 – Come and taste the Goodness of the Lord

Thank you for visiting my blog, “Come and taste the Goodness of the Lord” and liking several of my postings. I just read your article on NTEB and it’s founder Geoffrey Grider. I have for the Last month or so been involved with reading and responding to his postings. I, like you, have found this web-site to be highly contentious with those who stand against the many deluded and supporters of Calvary Chapel, Jack Hibbs, Jan Marikel, Anir Tsartfati, and the likes. Who all have masonic influences within their ministries. I am going to be presenting my own posting warning persons of this group with photos to prove their double standards, hypocrisies, and false teaching’s. I have also found so many “women” who have mouths on them that are so ungodly, and hate to hear the truth, that women have no authority or place to be correcting any man, who comes up against them and their supporting of such heretic’s as mentioned above.
Just wanted to say thank you also for writing this piece on NTEB because I will also be another witness to the foulness on this site and it’s many dangers.

God bless you….

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Raising a Modern-Day Knights Templar

“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;” I Timothy 4:1.

The Celtic “Church Militant”

In Monasterboice, County Louth, Ireland, stands the West or Tall Cross. This pagan Celtic cross is 23 feet tall, has a pyramid base, a rectangular shaft culminating in a capstone, and a large circle enclosing the arms of the cross, representing the sun, the life cycle, wholeness, the cycle of seasons, and harmony between male and female.

Among the many scenes carved on this cross is a blasphemous scene depicting Jesus Christ armed with a sword, shield, and spear standing with a group of armed men. This abomination is referred too as “the last judgment” or “the church militant.”

Those with discernment will recognize the ancient pagan British Celtic Apostolic Church’s false teaching of the “church militant” is well entrenched in apostate youth groups including: The Mighty Warriors, New Breed, The Call, Jesus Army, Joshua Generation and Joel’s Army.

From Joel’s Army literature we read: “God has a remnant of young people whose heart burns for Him. They have been raised for such a time as this. At JATC [Joel’s Army Training Center], you will not only be trained in biblical doctrine, but equipped as endtime warriors executing vengence upon the enemy.”

The “church militant” heresy has also made major inroads by those who advocate raising boys to become modern-day knights.

In 1997, Focus on the Family published ‘Raising A Modern-Day Knight: A Father’s Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood’ by Robert Lewis. This best selling book has made major inroads into promoting the Knights Templar and the endtime apostate “church militant” by introducing fathers and their sons to European medieval warrior knights, including Knights Templar William Marshal, along with Celtic myths, mystical rites and ceremonies.

The dust cover of Lewis’ Raising A Modern-Day Knight should be a red flag to any Christian father as it depicts King Arthur’s magical sword Excalibah with a seal just below the hilt of the sword which, when using a magnifying glass, a Celtic mythical winged dragon circled by “EXCALIBAH KING ARTHVR can be seen. [Update: In 2007 a revised addition of this book was published by Tyndale House Publishing. This new edition no long depicts King Arthur’s sword on the dust cover.] Lewis brings further attention to the mystical Celtic legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table when he wrote:

“And who among us as boys didn’t thrill to the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table? The knight survives in our collective consciousness like an ancient superman…In fact, I will be so bold as to argue that knighthood–despite some of its shortcomings—offers to any dad a powerful outline for his son’s successful journey to manhood.” Raising A Modern-Day Knight, p. 34.

It should be of serious concern to any Christian father that Robert Lewis has chosen Knights Templar William Marshal as a role model for their son’s “successful journey to manhood.”

“William Marshal’s life is a study in chivalry. For good reason, contemporary historians regard him as the ideal knight.” Raising A Modern-Day Knight, p.44.

Sir William Marshal was introduced to young children in 1992 when Focus on the Family added ‘Isaac the Chivalrous’ to their Adventures in Odyssey series. “When Isaac Morton steps out of the Imagination Station, Sir William of Marshal follows him! Isaac shows the knight around town, while Whit and Eugene try to figure out how to send Sir William back.”

Britain’s “ideal knight”

Sir William Marshal, also known as William of Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, while on a crusade with the Knights Templar vowed to join their order. On his deathbed Sir William fulfilled his vow and was invested into the order of the Knights Templar. Sir William Marshal died on May 14, 1219, and was buried in the Round Church of the Knights Templar, Temple Church in London.

It should also be of concern that the cover of Lewis’ RMDK Leader’s Guide includes a Knights Templar cross. RMDK Leader’s Guide, http://www.moderndayprincess.com/RMDKLeadersweb.pdf And the cover of Raising a Modern-Day Knight Training Guide and Devotional depicts a shield with the Cross of Lorraine (ancient cross of the Knights Templar.) http://rmdk.com/raising-modern-day-knight-training-guide”>http://rmdk.com/raising-modern-day-knight-training-guide

Along with the promotion of the Knights Templar, Lewis encourages Christian fathers too return to the wisdom of medieval paganism by becoming bonded with other men through the mystical power of ceremony.

“In the Middle Ages, pages and squires became knights because they were part of a masculine community. At an early age, the page left home and entered into a mentoring relationship with an older man, usually a cousin or an uncle… Boys become men in the community of men. There is no substitute for this vital component. Dad, if your boy is to become a man, you must enlist the community…the community of men expands a son’s spiritual and moral sources… Bonded through the mystical power of ceremony, [they] become mentors to these young men.” Raising A Modern-Day Knight, pp. 150- 151.)

The following is an excerpt of a mystical ceremony Robert Lewis suggests Christian fathers may wish to use for their sons “rite of passage” into manhood. This pagan ceremony also promotes the unscriptural dominionist agenda of advancing God’s kingdom on earth.

“CHOOSE A PLACE THAT FEELS SPECIAL AND EXCITING—The dads on the video choose to do their ceremony outside, at night, around a fire. You might choose an outdoor setting like this or one indoors using a darkened room lit with candles or a fire place for ambiance. Whatever setting you choose, it should add a special feel to the ceremony not detract from it. It should feel mysterious, sacred, special!

AS THE LEADER, BEGIN THE CEREMONY—After going to your ceremony location circle the dads and sons together…At this point you must bring out and hold up an “Excalibah sword”….the sons will love this!…to illustrate two things: That each dad is ready to commit to “fight the good fight” of helping his son to become a modern-day knight. A son who…Advances the kingdom of God on earth.

INTRODUCING DAD’S PLEDGE-After each father has spoken, you as the leader will take the sword, hold it up, and say that each dad wants to commit himself tonight to his son…

THE DAD’S PLEDGE-When a dad is called out, he and his son will come into the middle of the circle where you will hand him the sword. He takes the sword and grips it. His son places his hands over his dad’s. Then as each dad looks into the face of his son, you as the leader will ask him to repeat after you these words: I——, before God, commit myself to raise you—–, to be a modern-day knight…” RMDK Leader’s Guide, SAMPLE DAD’S CEREMONY, Robert Lewis and Sonlight Productions. http://www.moderndayprincess.com/RMDKLeadersweb.pdf

Page, Squire and Knight

Jeff Purkiss, founder of Squires2Knights Ministries, a network of ministries equipping Christian men to mentor our sons, fatherless boys, teenage boys, and young men, as well as the author of a book titled Squires to Knights-Mentoring Our Teenage Boys, is also a proponent of raising boys to become modern-day knights along with mystical modern-day knighthood ceremonies where boys are presented with medieval crusader swords. And, like Robert Lewis, he too promotes the Knights Templar, which is evident when visiting his website which has numerous pictures of young men in Knights Templar garb, as does the cover of his book. http://mentoringourboys.com

In Standard Freemasonry, know as Blue Lodge Masonry, there are three degrees of initiation: Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craftsman, and Master Mason. Chivalric orders like the Knights Templar operated on a similar system of graded initiation with Page, Squire and Knight.

Another connection to the Knights Templar was found on Jeff Purkiss’ website posted under “5 Responses to Modern-Day Knighthood Ceremony.” This revealing e-mail was from Chaplain Paul Ready. On May 17th, 2008, Ready wrote:

“ Reverend Brother:

I am a military (civilian) chaplain with a number of organizations. The Sovereign Order of Christian Knights Templar provide the tradition, while others, such as Fellowship of the Sword, offer ceremonial guidance to our men and women serving as Christian Combatants on the fields of battle. We provide everything necessary for the Vigil at Arms, including Sword, Dagger, clothing, ring and shield for serious Christian Warriors intent on deepening their walk with the Lord. Any information you care to share would be prayerfully appreciated.

In His Name and Service,
Brother Paul Ready, Prior,
Priory of Solomon’s Porch,
Sovereign Military Order of Knights Templar”

http://mentoringourboys.com/2008/05/07/modern-day-knighthood-ceremony/ Predictably, this website is no longer available.

This response included a link from Chaplain Paul Ready to a Knights Templar website which shared the following:

“We are a religious Order of knights, who trace the history of our Order back to ancient Scotland, where brothers of our Order fought under the banner of Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn. The Templars under the edict of the Church of Rome fled from France to Scotland, where they continued the works they believed they had been called by Christ to complete. We, as their spiritual descendents, carry on that work. Our mission, as we believe imparted to us by DivineProvidence…” http://smockt.org/knight

Further evidence of the Knights Templar/Raising a Modern-Day Knight connection was brought to light by a member of the Knights Templar when he stated:

“When we learned that Jameson was going to be a boy, his paternal grandparents Janet and Ken Richardson gave me a book about raising a son to become a real Man using the chivalric ideals of medieval Christian knighthood as inspiration and a role model. This book by Robert Lewis is called Raising A Modern-Day Knight…

I started reading this book to Jameson yesterday and look forward to raising him to be my young Page, then a Squire or young Knight in training, and then someday hope to witness his investiture as a fellow Knight in the Knights Templar of Jerusalem.

One of my proudest moments as an adult Man was the day that my father attended my investiture as a Knight in the Knights of the Temple of Jerusalem or Knights Templar…” http://newportcoastfamily.blogspot.com/2008/12/raising-modern-day-knight.html

Warrior Children

In their pagan Celtic book The Grail Castle: Male Myths and Mysteries in the Celtic Tradition, authors Kenneth Johnson and Marguerite Elsbeth, also use the Celtic legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable to promote personal transformation into manhood.

“Many Celtic Warrior heroes of old felt the powerful absence of the Father spirit in their lives, and many men of today find themselves in the same situation…Few Celtic myths describe for us a deep relationship between father and son. In many cases, the father is entirely absent…Percevel’s father, a knight, was slain years before the beginning of the story…and King Arthur’s father Uther Pendragon actually gave his son up to be raised in the woods…In their fatherlessness, these Celtic heroes have a special relevance for us in the twentieth century…” (The Grail Castle, pp. 22-23.)

One of the main objectives of raising a modern-day mystical/warrior/monk is to remove children from parental authority by turning then over to mentors.

“Traditionally we must seek out a mentor among those who have followed the same path we seek to follow: if we aspire to be accountants, we must learn about the art (and the way of life it implies) from an older, wiser accountant. A mentor is not the same as a father. Our fathers are too close to us to play the role of mentor or initiator. For that task, a certain amount of detachment is required, both on the part of the mentor as well as his apprentice. This is because children (especially Warrior Children) tend to reject the aspirations held for them by their parents.” (The Grail Castle, p. 26.)

“My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:” Proverbs 6:20.

Update June, 2012: Graduate of Oral Roberts [33 degree freemason] University, Gabriel Swaggart, leader of the apostate Crossfire Youth Ministries, introduced the attendees of his 2012 International Youth Conference to the warrior/knight agenda with graphics used in an advertisement promoting this gathering. The graphic depicts a crimson and gold fringed banner with a shield and pagan Celtic cross (Crossfire Youth Ministries logo), a head of a knight with a crown and three horns along with a clear message that these young people are “Warriors for Christ.” June 2012, July 2012 and August 2012, p.19, editions of The Evangelist published by Jimmy Swaggart Ministries.

At this late hour there are many organizations who are encouraging Christian fathers to follow in the footsteps of medieval warrior knights inorder to raise godly children. This, Church of Jesus Christ, is an abomination unto the Lord!

One of these organizations, Band of Brothers, admitted to the connection between the pagan British Celtic Apostolic Church and raising warrior children when they wrote:

“We only sell products that we believe have real value in helping men live out the call on their lives. We are big believers in symbols, that remind us of our mission.” http://bandofbrothers.org/about

Included in their products is a “Young Warrior Pendant” for boys ages 10-17. This is recommended as a gift for boys as part of their “Rite of Passage” into manhood. The pendant is a sword shaped pagan Celtic cross ( Band of Brothers logo.) http://bandofbrothers.org/band-of-brothers/rite-of-passage-pendant-for-your-son

As of 2008 the Celtic Prayer Foundation have not only given Robert Lewis’ book Raising A Modern-Day Knight a review, but when visiting their site to purchase this book they will then receive a portion of the sales to help maintain their pagan website.

http://www.prayerfoundation.org/books/book_review_raising_a_modern_day_knight.htm

It is fearful that these false prophets exalt the medieval warrior knights as righteous men when their lifestyle included drunkenness, bloodshed, debauchery and occult rituals which included the worship of Baphomet the satanic goat.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20.

It is equally fearful when one considers the statement made by Robert Lewis published in a Focus on the Family magazine.

“I believe it is time to resurrect the chivalrous knight: his ideas, his process and his ceremonies. I want him to speak to a new generation that has the potential for greatness but lacks only the opportunity: our sons.” (Focus on the Family Magazine, June, 1997.)

To the body of Christ who have been deceived into following these false prophets and their doctrines of demons the Word of God declares:

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Ba-li-al? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God: as God hath said I will dwell in them, and walk in them: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord.” II Corinthians 6:14-18.

If you do not know the Living Lord Jesus as your Saviour you can right now by repenting (having a change of mind), and putting your faith in Jesus Christ who paid the full penalty for the sins of the world by shedding His precious blood on the cross. Your trust in Him alone for your salvation can assure your receipt of this blessed atonement.

October, 2008

For further study see: Apostasy Called Revival – The Rise of Celtic Spirituality/The Emergent Church

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My Personal Testimony of 42 years….

Come and Taste the Goodness of The Lord

42 Years ago, the Lord invaded my life….

Updated:3 days ago

I was living in the homosexual lifestyle for many years, and finally 42 years ago, the Lord revealed His truth to me, and brought conviction of my sinful life, and that it was a lie.

He granted me the Grace to see the truth, and the gift of Repentance…I was raised within a Baptist background as a youth, baptized in water, yet….I was NOT born again. I through the pressure of an Aunt “accepted Jesus” as my Savior and became “religious” for a little while. Yet lived a secret life in the gay lifestyle. I was sexually, emotionally, and physically abused by my mother, who was also a victim of abuse by her father, I lived a life of depression, desiring to be a “girl” at a very young age, because my mother desired girls. I was rejected by…

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Apostasy Called Revival – The Rise of Celtic Spirituality/The Emergent Church

Throughout history the Church has recognized that the dominating false world religion and government prophesied of in Revelation Chapter 17 for these last days would come forth from the old Babylonian and Roman Empires. This political/religious partnership, described in greater detail in Revelation Chapter 13, will reach its zenith during the establishment of a seven year covenant with Israel.

“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifices and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Daniel 9:27.

Current events overwhelmingly support that the present-day European Union, which originated in Rome, Italy, with the signing of the Treaty of Rome, is indeed the prophesied restored Roman Empire, which will bring forth the last day’s world dictator.

“Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that an’-ti-christ shall come, even now are there many an’-ti-christs; whereby we know that it is the last time.” John 2:18.

The Roman Catholic Church is a major forerunner of this end-time Babylonian harlot religion, which will unite in full power with the European Union in its final push for world dominion. Her purpose at present remains the same as when she assumed the authority and power of the decaying historic Roman Empire within her courts. That is, to unite apostate Christianity and pagan religions together for allegiance to the restored Roman Empire, through the common roots found in the ancient Babylonian mystery religion. She is a bishop on the last day’s chessboard, but remains a disposable piece all the same.

The great city of the harlot will be destroyed sometime at the end of the first three and one half years of the Tribulation.

“And he sayeth unto me, The water which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God has put in their heart to fulfill His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman that thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” Revelation 17:15-18

The anti-Christ and his followers do not hate religion as a whole since it is essential to their final demand for worship. They just hate having to carry this particular religion which will have served its limited purpose.

The final form of Satan’s religion, which will rise to prominence after this point will be the deadliest of all and will be the system which demands that the world worship the anti-Christ through the authority of the second beast known as the false prophet.

“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he excerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; which had a wound by the sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:11-15.

In order to effectively consider leading candidates for the religious system that exists in the world today which could more specifically fulfill the role of the last day’s religion of the anti-Christ, the Church can only pray for discernment. The belief system which will overshadow the false religions of the earth during the closing hours of this age will display a perverted form of Christianity and will have at its core the belief that it is the worship system which will produce its own messiah in replacement of Jesus Christ.

Its belief system roots must go back to ancient times of spiritualism and mysticism. At present the primary candidate seen with these credentials is the Celtic Apostolic Church (The Emergent Church)1, which first appeared in Great Britain around 500 AD and is growing in power and prestige at a phenomenal rate. It should be noted, the ancient pagan British Celtic Apostolic Church believed they were the true Jews (British Israelism.) The roots of Druidic paganism are deeply entrenched in the Celtic Church, which can be verified by the fact that St Columba’s own motto proclaimed “Christ is my Druid.”

St. Columba was held in high regard by leading false prophet of ‘The Latter Rain Movement` William Branham. On his pyramid-shaped tombstone in Jeffersonville, Indiana are inscribed the names of the seven churches of Revelation and seven men. If the two faces of the pyramid juxtaposed one over the other, the fourth church and man listed is Thyatirean – Columba.

Dr Rowan Williams, the man expected to be the new Archbishop of Canterbury, England, who will lead the 70- million-strong Anglican Church around the world is involved in Druidic paganism. In an early morning ceremony Dr Williams was inducted as an honorary white druid. The ceremony took place “in the face of the sun, in the eye of light” while druids chanted “a prayer to the ancient god and goddess of the land”2 at the start of the Welsh National Eisteddfod at St David’s, Pembrokeshire, Wales on August 5, 2002.

At this time, 2002, the spiritual figurehead of this pagan religion is HRH Prince Michael of Albany, Head of the Royal House of Stuart who “claims” that on November 4, 1985, under International Law the president of the International Parliament (Mediterranean Security) endorsed by the United Nations, ratified his legal right as Head of the Celtic Church of the Kindred of Saint Columba. Prince Michael also boldly “claims” that his titles were verified as legitimate titular claimant to the Throne of Scots and legal Pretender to the Throne of Great Britain.3

Additional recognized titles “claimed” by this prince are Knight Grand Officer of the Supreme Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (S.M.O.T.J.) which is a modern-day order of the Knight Templars, Knight Grand Commander of the Chivalric Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem,4 and Prince of Jerusalem.5

Daniel 9:26 may be significant to ponder in light of Prince Michael’s belief that the Royal House of Stuart known to this day as the Royal House of Unicorns [is this why the word unicorn has been inserted in the KJV over the Hebrew knowledge of wild ox?] are descendants of the Jewish kings of Judah 6 (the anti-Semitic belief known as British Israelism – Gt. Britain is Israel – the English throne is the earthly throne of King David), and the specific title of Prince of Jerusalem from the House of Stuart, when considering the anti-Christ’s role as “the prince that shall come.” Of additional interest is that Michael “claims” to be Grand Protector of the Order of the Dragon for Great Britain and the English speaking world7 and President of the European Council of Princes.8

It is interesting to note that the mythical unicorn is Scotland’s National Animal, Scotland’s deep connections with the unicorn stem from its Celtic culture. Celtic mythology believed unicorns to represent innocence and purity whilst also being associated with chivalry, pride and boldness. The first recorded use of a unicorn symbol is in the twelfth century when it was adopted by William I on the Scottish Royal Coat of Arms.

Prince Michael also “claims” to be the 57th Archpriest and Temporal Head of Scotland’s ancient Druidic-Christian Church of the Culdees and that Polish born Pope John Paul II acknowledged his right to the Polish Crown (Michael “claims” to hold the title of Prince of Poland). Michael further “claims” that Pope John Paul 11 invoked God’s abundant blessings upon him as leader of the Celtic Church and Knights Templar.9

It is a notable fact that William 1 who reigned over Scotland from 1165 to 1214 adopted the Lion Rampant under the law of heraldry. And to this day the Lion Rampant is the second unofficial flag of Scotland. This “animal” has the body like that of a leopard, feet of a bear, and mouth of a lion. See Rev. 13:2

We do not believe this “prince” is the anti-Christ. However, the titles he “claims” are interesting, to say the least.

If the Celtic pagan religion is the belief system of these last days, which will amalgamate apostate Christianity under the anti-Christ then patterns and evidence of footholds within so-called Christian enclaves should be evident. Those who have discernment will find names of persons, religious rites and symbolic representations directly associated with the Celtic Apostolic Church have been introduced into an extensive number of Christian assemblies.

One such name that is being put forth is Smith Wigglesworth , who is held in high esteem by many in Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches. At Family Worship Center, Jimmy Swaggart has dedicated one of his buildings to Wigglesworth. It is also of interest to note that Oral Roberts University [Oral Roberts was a 33 degree freemason] graduate Gabriel Swaggart, grandson of Jimmy and Frances Swaggart, is featured on the front cover of the Evangelist wearing a large pagan Celtic cross necklace.10

The Celtic cross is among the most cherished Celtic symbols in Ireland. They are another emblem of the ancient premise “As above, so below.” The ring at the center is what makes Celtic crosses so unique. In the ancient pagan Celtic world, the circle/wheel represented many sacred things…balance and harmony between the male and female, the sun, the life cycle, wholeness, the cycle of the seasons, energy of the female force, and the eternal connection of all things in heaven and on earth.

In 1947, Smith Wigglesworth gave the following “end time “rare” prophecy.”

“During the next decade there will be two distinct moves of the Holy Spirit across the Church in Great Britain. The first move will affect every church that is open to receive it and will be characterized by a restoration of the baptism and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

The second move of the Holy Spirit will result in people leaving historic churches and planting new churches.

…there will be the biggest movement of the Holy Spirit that the nation, and indeed the world, has ever seen. It will mark the beginning of a revival that will eclipse anything that has been witnessed within these shores, even the Wesleyan and Welsh revivals of former years. The outpouring of God’s Spirit will flow from the UK to the mainland of Europe, and from there will begin a missionary move to the ends of the earth.”11

In opposition to Smith Wigglesworth’s “rare prophecy” of a great revival, the Scriptures reveal that in these last days there will be a great falling away with men holding to a form of godliness while denying the power of Christ’s blood shed at Calvary.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” II Thessalonians 2:3.

“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” II Timothy 3:5.

In fact, at this late date the only “great revival” that has come forth from the shores of the United Kingdom which is reaching Europe and the rest of the world is a revival of Celtic spirituality.

Many prominent writers and charismatic church leaders are urging the people of Europe to return to their Celtic roots in order to foster reconciliation between the Celtic peoples. In his book published in London, author Martin Robinson, Director of Mission and Theology for the British and Foreign Bible Society, pointed out the importance attached to Europeans recognizing that the growing reunification of Europe is not only connected with Celtic history but also with their beliefs.

“Recent events in the history of Europe have forced us to reconsider what we mean by the term ‘Europe.’ In the period between the end of the Second World War and the fall of the Berlin Wall ‘Europe’ often meant the very different Europes of the West and East. The growing reunification of Europe allows us to look again at what a common European culture, history, heritage, and home might mean. Europe can once more be seen as a culture which has interacted in particular ways with other cultures and continents in the world. The shift in focus from two Europes – one broadly liberal and democratic, the other communist and totalitarian – to a single Europe which sees itself as a part of a broader Western culture, but distinct in particular ways from North America, allows a reconsideration of the elements that caused a common European story to emerge from the multiplicity of stories owned by the various tribes of Europe.

In this context, the contribution of the Celts is now better understood. They are no longer seen as simply forms of the faith that existed in Celtic lands, but which were then overtaken. Their active role in shaping larger parts of Europe is now recognized. In a purely historical sense their role and reputation are rightly restored. But the present interest in the Celts seeks to go beyond a merely historical restitution. Their contribution to the shaping of our past is just as challenging as restoring their place in history.”12

George G. Hunter III, Dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism, and Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky, affirmed the absorption of all things Celtic by people, while expressing an astute observation that it is not readily apparent that people are recognizing the Celtic source of their attachments and inspirations.

“…we can see enough parallels between the Celtic era and ours to understand the growing interest in Celtic Christianity. A renaissance in Celtic music, Celtic art, Celtic dance, Celtic love of nature, and Celtic spirituality is already underway. Sometimes, though it is difficult to discern whether people are consciously plugging into Celtic Christianity or simply latching onto some of its themes without regard to their probable Celtic source.

For example, eighteenth-century Methodism grew remarkably among England’s working poor people, who did not fit into the refined Church of England culture, whom Establishment Christianity largely ignored. John Wesley went to great lengths, through observation, interviews, and correspondence, to understand England’s unchurched populations. Methodism, like Celtic Christianity before it took root and became contagious almost everywhere in the open air. Wesley’s movement practiced the ministry of hospitality and welcomed seekers into the fellowship of Methodist class meetings, and even Methodist societies, before they believed or had experienced anything. Most of them “caught” the faith from the fellowship…

Methodism formed its people in ways reminiscent of the Celtic five-fold approach. Methodism engaged people’s imaginations through Charles Wesley’s poetry and the folk arts of the people. Early Methodism adopted the people’s kind of music, and many sang their way to faith. Like the movement spawned by [Celtic St] Patrick, Wesley’s movement believed it had recovered the original apostolic mission to pre-Christian population…

Celtic Cross dedicated to John and Charles Wesley, located on St Simons Island, Georgia.

The second half of the twentieth century experienced a widespread renewal of many features of Celtic Christianity. Ian Bradley observes that some of the most influential Christian writers of the twentieth century, like John Ballie, Pierre Tielhard de Chardin, and Thomas Merton were drawing from a distinctively Celtic theological vision…

Some Christian movements today, such as Revelation Church in the south of England, are consciously informed by a Celtic vision…Revelation churches involve their people in soul friendship, small groups, lay ministries, the ministry of witnessing, and in cross cultural mission…Revelation Church is discovering ways to communicate through visual symbols and creative arts.

The Jesus Movement in Australia is also consciously Celtic in its roots and vision. The movement began around 1970, under the leadership of John Smith, as an outbreak of indigenous evangelistic and prophetic activity in Irish pubs, coffee shops, art communities, folk music communities, hippie communities, and in debates on race and justice on college campuses. The movement evolved into an apostolic order in cooperation with several Australian denominations. The Australian Jesus Movement targeted people in (and beyond) the fringes of establishment society…Smith would organize an itinerant team of a dozen to thirty or more people to engage a community for days. Team members let their hair grow long, traveled on motorcycles, and when appropriate, wore hippie shirts…Many team members were etched with Celtic Christian tattoos, which Smith recalls, “stimulated questions everywhere!”…

Some Christian movements, such as the Alpha course from Holy Trinity Church in the Brompton section of London, may be unconsciously informed by a Celtic Christianity. The Alpha course served for over a decade, as Holy Trinity’s introduction to Christianity for seekers who want to “sniff around,” “kick the tires,” check out Christianity, and try it on for size. In the early 1990’s, the church’s leaders introduced other church leaders to the course and its growth has been remarkable – from 5 registered courses in 1992, to 10,000 in 1998 – in 72 countries.

Finally, not many churches are yet following Christ to reach the receptive New Barbarians who are all around them! Nevertheless, the Celtic Christian movement that won the West for a second time has shown us many ways for reaching the West for a third time.”13

Leaders within the apostate church refer to “reaching the West for a third time” using the ancient pagan British Apostolic Celtic Church’s missionary
model as the “third wave.” The “first wave” the evangelization by this early church with its Eastern-influenced spirituality, led by [Celtic Saints] Patrick and Columba. The “second wave” began in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries with Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley and George Whitefield being the principle figures of this movement which became known as the Great Awakening in the American colonies and the Evangelic Revival in the British Isles. The “third wave” of Celtic spirituality gained further prominence around the world in 1906 with the Azusa Street Revival. British Israel believer Charles Fox Parham, Father of Pentecostalism played a central role. Then starting in the 60’s Celtic spirituality gained further influence around the world with the emergence of the Jesus Movement, the New Age Movement (repackaged Celtic spirituality) , the Hebraic Roots Movement and the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR.) There is little doubt that these movements will usher in the anti-Christ, the one world religion and the Noahide Laws. It is also possible the NAR will spearhead a second apostate counter-culture Jesus Movement in the future.

Most, if not all, of today’s front-line missionary organizations use the counter-culture/social/political/religious model of the ancient Celtic Church as a tool to “evangelize” the world. The Kaleidoscopic Global Action Plan, formally commissioned by the GCOWE (Global Consultation on World Evangelization) 2000 conveners in September, 1988, is a blue print for the spiritual, social, and political agenda designed to usher in the one world religion. This is evident when reading:

“Offer the hand of friendship, respect, cooperation, love, compassion, understanding, and dialogue to our fellow human beings and fellow religionists in the great world religions of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism, Baha’i, Shinto, and numerous others…While differing in our beliefs about God and Jesus, we can all nevertheless struggle together against the monstrous evils that plague our planet, threaten its survival, and so render world evangelization futile.”

David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, Leslie Brierly, Patrick J. Johnstone, Gary K. Clark, John S. Mbiti, Tom Forrest, CSsR, James W. Reapsome, V. David Garrison, Lamin Sanneh, Jay E. Gary, H. Vinson Synan, and Manuel J. Gaxiola, are listed as working group members of the Kaleidoscopic Global Action Plan..14

It may be significant to note that the introduction to Frank Bartleman’s book Azuza Street, Bridge Logos Foundation, 1980, which calls for an ecumenical unity of all believers, was written by KGAP working member, H. Vinson Synan.

Not all are blind to the Celtic influence being introduced into the churches but in fact are advocates of its allure. In an article from a popular ecumenical magazine it was reported that:

“Throughout England, charismatic leaders are adopting the ancient Celts as a new ministry model for the 21st century. Roger Forster, pastor of the Ichus Church in London and a leader of the March for Jesus movement, refers to Patrick and other Celtic saints as examples of “radical” Christianity.

Excluding its ancient evangelical nature, Celtic Christianity cuts denominational, nationalistic, and physical boundaries in presenting the gospel. Catholics and Protestants, traditionalists, and charismatics all are inspired by the saints…”

Andy and Jane Fitz-Gibbon lead a renewal community based in New York. They share their own insights in their book Prophetic Lifestyle and the Celtic Way…

“A ‘new Dark Ages’ presents us with a greater challenge than faced by the church since the collapse of the Roman Empire,” they write. “We can no longer assume even a passing awareness of Christian tradition and culture.

The church’s evangelistic task is aimed at a new paganism, they point out. And in some ways, they note, the church has been here before…

The division that stirs misunderstanding about the Celtic movement seems to occur naturally along spiritual lines. In the church, inquirers will find a Christ-centered, charismatic, Celtic-style spirituality. In secular society, inquirers will discover a myth-and-magic movement with a few saints thrown in for good measure.

Indeed, the Celtic movement in the wider world beyond the church is a strong one, offering a bizarre mix of pagan and pro-Christian mythology. British newspaper The Telegraph reported last spring that Celtic culture has been gaining ground in postmodern Britain…

Despite the flurry, the evangelistic and meditative cry of the Celts may well continue into the 21st century, like an echo from the past. Some Christians say we ignore it at our peril if we mean to take the gospel successfully into societies that have increasingly withdrawn from the church to seek their spirituality elsewhere…

For evangelist Steve Hill of Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Florida, the heart cry of the Celts was heard while he rode on a ferry across the English Channel…Hill later received prayer at London’s Holy Trinity Brompton Church…and he went on to play a key role in what has become known as the Father’s Day Outpouring at Brownsville Assembly in 1995.

The cry of the heart that the Celts sounded…is being heard again, and it is the same call today as it was at its birthplace on the misty green hills and rocky coasts of ancient Celtic lands. It is still the sound of revival.”15

An example of the “outpouring” from Brownsville Assembly was reported in the June 19, 2000, edition of the Pensacola News Journal Today. The article revealed that at Sunday’s Brownsville Assembly of God service “thunderous wailing, shrieking, and howling surged. To a beating drum waves of pandemonium swept the church. For almost 20 minutes, people raced through isles, danced, laughed uncontrollably, jumped, jerked and collapsed…[John Kilpatrick, pastor of the assembly stated] “Now, that’s how it should be.””

The Word of God clearly warns of these demonic manifestations that are taking place in churches across America and around the world.

“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;” I Timothy 4:1.

Another fearful example of the “outpouring” was reported to have taken place in 1997, during an ecumenical gathering in Cork, Ireland. At this meeting, lead by four renewed church group leaders, Peter Anderson (Anglican), Tom Hoban (Good News Fellowship), John Keating (Christian Centre), and Doug Heffernan (Celtic Prayer Centre), spirits were invoked and those in attendance were encouraged to return to their Celtic roots.

“On the Saturday a leaders lunch was held in the Celtic Prayer Centre, which saw the coming together of Anglicans, Methodists, Presbyterians and the independent Christian groups. Wes [Campbell] again ministered and encouraged those gathered to be open and expectant of the REVIVAL that the current RENEWAL was leading towards…

On Sunday morning we were entertained by John Scotland. John is one of the most unusually anointed people, in his case, he has continuous symptoms of being drunk in the Spirit. He is amazing to watch! He had everyone take another drink and enjoy the presence of the Spirit.

The climax was on Sunday night when Wes came running out into the hall in full Braveheart [Sir William Wallace] regalia. Roaring to the sound of the celtic music he talked about standing for Jesus and possessing our land and FREEDOM. It was fantastic and many were really challenged to lay hold of our WARRIOR FAITH and declare war on the enemy.”16

Sadly, many are deceived into believing that these bizarre actions are the result of being filled with the Holy Spirit, but Scripture refutes this contention and instead exposes such behavior as being demented or demonic. These same demonstrations of spirit possession are readily identifiable in many pagan religions including voodoo.

Such demonic manifestations were also evident at “revivals” in Europe and America during the 17th and 18th centuries. Among those influencing these meetings were George Whitefield, Francis Asbury, Charles Finney, Count Nicholas Zinzendorf, Jonathan Edwards, and John Wesley.

“Of particular importance to Wesley was the outpouring of the Spirit in Everton [England] during the summer of 1759…what he found made a profound impression on him, to the extent that he made occasional references to it in his Journal throughout the rest of his life. In one of his first references to it (July 29, 1759), he quotes a very long account of the work of God in Everton, probably by John Walsh who wrote:

“…The Lord was wonderfully present, more than twenty persons feeling the arrows of conviction. Several fell to the ground, some of whom seemed dead, others in the agonies of death, the violence of their bodily convulsions exceeding all description. There were also great crying and agonizing in prayer, mixed with deep and deadly groans on every side…

A child seven years old, sees many visions and astonishes the neighbors with her innocent, awful manner of declaring them.””17

Roger Ellis and Chris Seaton, leaders of Revelation Church in England, acknowledged the Celtic origins of these “signs and wonders” when they wrote:

“there was in Celtic Christianity much that charismatics and pentecostals would recognize today. Increasingly, historians are beginning to acknowledge that the growing body of evidence for miracles occurring today must influence their view of the Celts’ accounts of miracles….

Just so, there is something about the flowing together of spiritual streams of anointing that works toward strengthening and deepening of a move of God in a nation. We can apply this principle to contemporary “wells” with which we are familiar. The streams of revival from the wells in Toronto, Canada, Pensacola, Florida and Argentina in South America have flowed into our nation across denominational boundaries in recent years. Likewise, there have been tools like Alpha, Cities of God, and March for Jesus that have either stimulated or been enhanced by local church unity.”18

The anti-Christ will operate in the greatest magnitude of what the deceived will believe are the true signs and wonders and gifts of the Spirit.

“Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,” II Thessalonians 2:9.

The one true God, the living Lord Jesus Christ, did ordain individual leaders for His Church.

“And he gave some, apostles; some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” Ephesians 4:11-12.

Today, many are caught in the deception of the Celtic Church’s “five-fold-ministry” approach, which replaced Jesus Christ with their own false apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, who then serve as the people’s lords. These false teachers “…appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.” Matthew 23:27-28.

To the body of Christ who have been deceived into following and supporting these false prophets the Word of God declares:

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Ba-li-al? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God: as God hath said I will dwell in them, and walk in them: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord.” II Corinthians 6:14-18.

In closing, there seems to be no other religion on earth, which can serve the purpose of Satan so fully in these last days than the one spawned from pagan Celtic beliefs. From its reach to the nobles of Europe to its inroads in countless so-called Christian franchises the supernatural powers of evil await the final establishment of her unholy glory.

If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Saviour you can be sure right now by repenting and putting your faith in Jesus Christ who paid the full penalty for the sins of the world by shedding His precious blood on the cross. Your trust in Him alone for your salvation can assure your receipt of this blessed atonement.

Jamma Mokhriby & Lin Sellers, 2002

Notes:

1.The Celtic Apostolic Church, http://www.RHS.co.uk

  1. Ruth Glenhill, British News, Times Online, July 19, 2002.
  2. HRH Prince Michael of Albany, The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland, Element, 1998, p. 306.4. Ibid., p. 304.
  3. Ibid., p. 306.
  4. HRH Prince Michael of Albany, Inveresk Talk, The History of the Scots, Audio Tape, Mediaquest, 1999.
  5. The Imperial and Royal Dragon Court and Order, Notice, Sir Laurence Gardner, July, 2000.
  6. HRH Prince Michael of Albany, The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland, Element, 1998, p. 317.
  7. Ibid., p. 308.
  8. Ibid ., p.318.
  9. the Evangelist, The Voice of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, Volume 33, Number, 12, December, 2000, Front Cover.
  10. Smith Wigglesworth, The Great Revival, http://www.catchlife.org/smith_wigglesworth_prophecy.htm
  11. Martin Robinson, Rediscovering the Celts, Fount, 2000, p. p. 162-163.
  12. George G. Hunter III, The Celtic Way Of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach The West…Again, Abingdon Press, 2000, p. p. 98-99, 108-110, 113, 121.
  13. Kaleidoscopic Global Action Plan, Global Evangelization Movement, 1990.
  14. Clive Price, The Heart Cry of Celtic Christianity, Charisma Magazine, June, 1999.
  15. Revival Generation, Fireland ’97 (Ireland is Heating Up),

http://www.azariah.org.uk/revival/news/0019.html

  1. Richard Riss, The Manifestations Throughout History, St Louis Catch the Fire Conference, May 3-6, 1995
  2. Roger Ellis & Chris Seaton, New Celts: Following Jesus into Millennium 3, Kingsway, p.p. 41,42.

Update

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.” Acts 20:28-31.

In the 2002, message Apostasy Called Revival – The Rise of Celtic Spirituality it was stated:

“If the Celtic pagan religion is the belief system of these last days, which will amalgamate apostate Christianity under the anti-Christ, then patterns and evidence of footholds within so-called Christian enclaves should be evident.”

At this late hour there is further evidence that the ancient Celtic pagan religion, with its roots in British Israelism, eastern mysticism and paganism, is the belief system that will amalgamate apostate Christianity under the anti-Christ.

The Supreme Court of Israel

Built in 1992 the new Supreme Court of Israel, with its numerous masonic symbols has at the center of the parking lot pathways shaped like a pagan Celtic cross. It is important to note that this building was not funded or designed by the Jewish people but by the Rothchild Foundation, and then only after they were allowed to use their own architect and choose the location. The Israel Supreme Court sits in Jerusalem.

Thanks-Giving Square

In 1976, Thanks-Giving Square, founded by Peter Stewart, opened in Dallas,Texas. The square includes a “Chapel of Thanks-Giving” (resembling theTower of Babel,) with a “Glory Window” in the shape of a Celtic spiral. This is symbolic of the agenda to unite religions under the umbrella of the anti-Christ and the one world religion. Which is evident when reading their mission statement.

“Our Mission Statement is Rooted in Human Spirituality

Our mission is twofold:

To witness, celebrate, and to promote the value and spirit of thanksgiving for both sacred and secular cultures throughout the world…Thanks-Giving Square serves as a common ground, a sanctuary where there can be a confluence of faiths and traditions in discussion of shared concern… citizens from diverse backgrounds can use thanksgiving as a way to heal divisions and enhance mutual understanding.

Our mission is carried out through our programs of education and research:

Locally:

Cooperating with religious, cultural and educational organizations in educational and cultural programming.

Develop and operate the MultiFaith Exploration and Exchange Program, bringing together Dallas-area members of more than ten world religions to discuss religious and cultural diversity and issues that affect urban life

Develop gratitude-education materials for use from preschool to university level.

Nationally:

Develop research and themes for presidential proclamations for the National Day of Prayer in the spring and Thanksgiving in the fall.

Hosting the National Day of Prayer breakfast and an annual Thanksgiving dinner.

Internationally:

Hosting meetings of the Thanksgiving World Advisors and seminars on thanksgiving and gratitude at various locations around the world, including Japan, Argentina, India, Liechtenstein, China and other countries.

Holding a Thanksgiving World Assembly for spiritual leaders from around the world.” https://thanksgiving.org

Celtic Symbolism

In the United Kingdom many apostate church leaders openly admit to the fact that they are following the teachings of the ancient Celtic Church. One of the more prominent leaders, Roger Ellis, head of Revelation Church, located in South London, and co-author of New Celts – Following Jesus into Millennium 3, was the main speaker at the ‘After the Rain Pioneer Conference’ held in the United Kingdom, in March, 1996. At this gathering, Ellis encouraged the conference leaders to engage in a national spiritual revival, based on the re-discovery of Celtic spirituality. Ellis also encouraged the use of Celtic symbolism.

“Within the midst of this society, God is saying to the church that we’re going to have to learn a new language. It’s a language of symbols…I love the Celtic statements of faith that were often drawn, that were contained within their crosses and within their symbols. Drawings were used for kind of doctrinal statements. That would be great wouldn’t it, if you went to speak at C.U. [Christian University] and instead of “let’s see your doctrinal statement,” they sent you a nice Celtic symbolism thing, wouldn’t it for a change? That’d bless me to no end.”

The main symbolic representations being introduced into Christian assemblies are Celtic crosses and Celtic spirals.

For those unfamiliar with the meaning of these ancient pagan symbols:

“The Celtic cross is among the most cherished Celtic symbols inIreland… They are another emblem of the ancient premise “As above, so below.” The ring at the center is what makes Celtic crosses so unique. In the ancient pagan Celtic world, the circle/wheel represented many sacred things…balance and harmony between the male and female, the sun, the life cycle, wholeness, the cycle of the seasons, energy of the female force, and the eternal connection of all things in heaven and on earth.”

“The Celtic spiral design represents the natural form of growth. In most cultures, past and present, it is a symbol of eternal life. The whorls represent the continuous creation and dissolution of the universe; the passage between the spirals symbolize the divisions between life, death and rebirth. A Celtic spiral that moves to the right symbolizes the sun and victory. Celtic spirals also represent the dance of war for the Scottish Highlands. The interlacing of continuous lines and spirals symbolizes the connection between the physical and spiritual worlds. The never ending characteristic of spirals and loops symbolizes a never ending cycle of life, death and rebirth.

Many Celtic images can be found at “Christian” websites including Rick Warren’s Crave media web page. One of which, the Bold As Love graphic, is very similar in appearance to the Celtic graphic depicted on the front cover of Jimmy Swaggart’s Crossfire edition of The Expositor’s Study Bible. The only major difference is the Crossfire image depicts Celtic wings (Celtic symbol of freedom).

One of the first public displays of Celtic symbolism at Jimmy Swaggart Ministries appeared on the front cover of the December 2000, edition of The Evangelist, when his grandson Gabriel Swaggart, was featured wearing a large pagan Celtic cross necklace. Since that time numerous Celtic symbols including, the outline of the Celtic cross (Crossfire’s logo), Celtic spirals, and Celtic wings, have appeared on JSM’s web pages and materials. The most blatant display of symbols are depicted on images posted on Crossfire Youth Ministries web pages,and Crossfire ministries tee shirts (see photos on Crossfire’s Facebook page.)

Since this message was distributed in 2002 Crossfire Youth Ministry have removed many of the above mentioned symbols.

The most shocking graphic posted at JSM web site depicts the rampant lion, which has a face of a lion with a body more like a leopard and feet similar to a bear (“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Rev. 13:2.) celtic spirals, a wing (symbolic of Celtic freedom), and at the bottom of this graphic is the top of an upside down cross. The upside down cross indicates the rejection of Jesus Christ and is commonly used by satanists and heavy metal rock groups among others. http://www.jsm.org/AboutGabriel.php This link has also been removed.

Wild Goose Festival

Another prominent leader of the “Emergent Church Movement,” Brian McLaren, who along with Rick Warren wrote the foreword to Dan Kimball’s book The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations, (Kimball believes, “we can learn from the Celtic approach”), is now like his British counterparts, openly promoting Celtic spirituality which can be verified by reading:

“Wild Goose Festival, June 23-26 – I hope you’ll come!

Having been in the UK the last week and met so many friends whom I originally got to know through Greenbelt, I’m all the more enthusiastic about Wild Goose, coming up in North Carolinain just over a month. What’s Greenbelt? It’s a festival of faith, art, and justice, planned and led by a fascinating group of Christian leaders in the UK, held every August. (I’ll be speaking/hanging out there this year.) What’s Wild Goose? It’s a similar festival being planned by a similarly fascinating group of Christian leaders in the US. I’ll be speaking/hanging out there as well.) I hope you’ll consider being part of this first-ever Wild Goose festival. It can play an important role in the emergence of a new Christian ethos in our land.”

“The Wild Goose is a Celtic metaphor for the Holy Spirit. We are followers of Jesus creating a festival of justice, spirituality, music and the arts. The festival is rooted in the Christian tradition and therefore open to all regardless of belief, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, denomination, or religious affiliation. In adopting the image of the Wild Goose we recognize that in the current climate of religious, social and political cynicism, embracing the creative and open nature of our faith is perhaps the greatest asset for re-building and strengthening our relationships with each other, with our enemies, with our stories, our texts, and the earth. In that spirit, in a festive setting, and in the context of meaningful, respectful, and sustained relationships, we invite you to create with us!” “And yes, I will be camping.” http://brianmclaren.net/archives/2011/05

Among those scheduled to speak at this pagan Celtic gathering are Lynne Hybels (wife of Willow Creek pastor Bill Hybels), Jim Wallis (Sojourners) Tony Campolo, Jay Bakker (son of Jim & Tammy Bakker), Bart Campolo (son of Tony Campolo) and Frank Schaeffer (son of Frances Schaeffer.) http://wildgoosefestival.org/lineup/speakers

The Kaleidoscopic Global Action Plan

Most, if not all, of today’s front-line “Christian” organizations use the counter-culture/social/political/religious model of the ancient Celtic Church as a tool to “evangelize” the world. The Kaleidoscopic Global Action Plan, formally commissioned by the GCOWE (Global Consultation on World Evangelization) 2000 conveners in September, 1988, is the blue print for the one world religion. We quote:

“Offer the hand of friendship, respect, cooperation, love, compassion, understanding, and dialogue to our fellow human beings and fellow religionists in the great world religions of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism, Baha’i, Shinto, and numerous others…While differing in our beliefs about God and Jesus, we can all nevertheless struggle together against the monstrous evils that plague our planet, threaten its survival, and so render world evangelization futile.” (Kaleidoscopic Global Action Plan, A. 3, Responsibility.)

One of the many plans listed in this lengthy document is to place young people in global leadership positions in-order to take over the churches. Roger Ellis admitted he was following this agenda during an interview with Noel Stanton, senior pastor of the Jesus Fellowship,UK.

When referring to these youth leaders, some as young as 18, Roger Ellis stated:

“Some are real visionaries, who are getting discipled, released and moving on” and “I am concerned about some smaller charismatic churches. Either leaders of churches have to step out of the way and let younger people take it over or they need to diverify their ministry to create room for this lot to come on. If they can’t do that, they disempower them and they become frustrated, and lose the pioneering edge. We have to take the ceiling off the next generation of leaders and release them.” New Celts, Youth Culture interview: http://www.jesus.org.uk/ja/mag_talkingto_ellis.shtml

Pied Pipers

The following youth missions and seminaries are just a few of many who are indoctrinating the young to “evangelize” the “New Celts.”

Youth With a Mission (YWAM) founded in 1960, by Loren Cunningham has a ‘Celtic Way Community’ located in Paisley, Scotland where attendees are encouraged to “live lives of simplicity much like the Celtic Monks.”

Except from YWAM Iceland, Discipleship Training School, 2018

“MANY THINK THE FIRST SETTLERS OF ICELAND WERE THE SCANDINAVIAN VIKINGS, BUT ACTUALLY THE CELTIC MONKS WERE IN ICELAND WAY BEFORE THAT, PROCLAIMING GOD’S TRUTH. WE WILL EXPLORE HOW TO BE BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS LIKE THE VIKINGS TO GO AND CONQUER NEW LAND, FUELED BY THE POWER OF THE DEVOTIONAL AND TRANSFORMATIVE COMMUNITIES OF THE CELTS.” https://www.ywamiceland.com/dts

YWAM Seamill, West Kilbride, Scotland is one of many worldwide discipleship training schools for “radical world changers” who follow the ancient pagan Celtic missionary model to “evangelize” the “new barbarians.” The following was posted on the Seamill YWAM website, January & February, 2020:

Celtic Christianity: a stream whose time has come, again. Part 1, by Jane Holloway

“The Reawakening of the Celtic Stream of Christianity
It is also a kairos season of God; a moment in history whose time has come. God is refining his Bride. Prophets are increasingly speaking of shakings and realignments. We are being called to a greater holiness and more accountability before Him in this. The time of the maid servants and the oil lamps, the Lord saying to “go away I never knew you” is approaching. (Matthew 25:1-13)

In the midst of all this, God has been stirring up something he planned long ago. Here in the wild backwater fringes of the British Isles during Dark Age Europe (5th-10thcentury) God birthed something that is again relevant in our day – the Celtic stream of Christianity. In his book, Exploring Celtic Christianity, Ray Simpson explains the significance of this stream. He writes particularly of the application to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in northeast England. However, I believe his words also resonate for all the Celtic stream of Christianity, and its significance in God’s plans for the world.

He writes, “…there is [a] cradle that is rooted deeper in the soil, deeper in the soil of the people, deeper in the supernatural, a cradle required by the kairos of our time. This cradle, which has been lost sight of, is to be rediscovered; from it there will be a birthing of a New Way in the Church, which has a significance far beyond anything that one person can comprehend”.”

Celtic Christianity: a stream whose time has come, again. Part 3, by Jane Holloway

“It has been 1700 years since Europe has been where it is today. Christendom, the ‘covering’ of Christian belief, morality and social structure is all but gone. Once again, the people of Europe, and indeed the West, are increasingly people with no Christian memory, who have no idea what we Christians are talking about. Without a clear source or foundation, they are increasingly receptive – and actively exploring – various worldview options to make sense of their lives. Theirs is an increasingly spiritual search. In the face of this massive shifting of culture, the Western Church has generally been in denial. Those churches not in denial have struggled to engage with the large number of “neo-barbarians” outside their doors. As one writer puts it, the mainline Western Churches generally don’t have ‘the precedent or the ‘paradigm’ for engaging the West’s emerging mission fields. However, there is one stream that seems to have a model that can be drawn upon, showing us ways forward in the 21st Century. The Celtic stream of Christianity.

Transitions and history
It can be said that transitions between the epochs are messy things by nature. Old wine skins no longer work and need to go, but the new wine skins are only just in the process of becoming ready. Further compounding things, there are some elements of the old that really do need to be continued….but which ones? It is all very unsettling and confusing. It’s where we are at in 2020. And it was where most of Europe was when the western Roman Empire collapsed: a Europe that was on the eve of the flowering of Celtic Christianity.

History is not linear: a smooth straight line ever advancing and improving. That worldview is a construct of the Modern Age with its foundation of reason, the empirical and linear progress. Instead, history is a series of forward-moving circles. That we are, in fact, moving forward is clear from God’s Word. That we often circle back to repent, relearn, and recalibrate is also biblical. This is where discernment with Holy Spirit is key in assessing the old wine skins as well as what the new wine skins are to be.

What Celtic Christianity brings to the table
Celtic Christianity is a very old wine skin, but one I believe was cut off before its time. I also believe the Lord is bringing it around again because we in the West are once more primarily a spiritual but non-Christian people. So many elements of Celtic Christianity have resonance for Western society today. So much of what is left of the Christendom model, does not.

In an effort to find purpose and to live life with some semblance of joy and peace (materialism and science/technology not having brought that), so many Westerners are exploring all and sundry in terms of spiritual and religious ideas and pathways. Tellingly the Church is often the last place they look. At the same time, Celtic Christianity has connecting points for peoples of other religious persuasions, allowing them to encounter the Living God and grasp His good news, the Gospel.

Kairos versus Chronos
Understanding that no one path is perfect, the Celtic Christian stream that arose during “Dark Age” Europe (5th – 10th centuries) has many key connecting points in this epoch of time. In fact, it is a kairos time for us, particularly in the West. A list of many of the chapter titles from Ray Simpson’s book Exploring Celtic Spirituality is a succinct way of capturing the key elements of Celtic Christianity that have massive implications. Communities of Faith. People on the move for God. Contemplative prayer. Rhythm in Work and Worship. Holy Places; Healed Land, Hospitality. Real Men, Women and Families. A Cherished Creation. The Cross in Creation. A World of Sacrament. The Encircling Three. The Wild Goose (Celtic Christian name for the Holy Spirit). Signs and Wonders. The Prophetic Spirit. Healing. A Church without walls. Compassion for the Poor. Vocations for all. One church. ‘Go-with-the-flow’ evangelism. Healing of the Nations.” https://ywamseamill.org

In an undated article titled, YWAM Portland, Oregon, Visits our Monastery, Celtic Monk Preston of the Prayer Foundation, revealed: “Once a month, YWAM Portland has a day of prayer, solitude and contemplation,” and YWAM missionaries who visited Preston’s Celtic monastery dressed in monks robes, were then instructed in the practices of the ancient Celts by Celtic monks.

Seth Barnes, founder of the young adult’s missionary group AIM, promotes Celtic spirituality. On his blog Radical Living in a Comfortable World, Spiritual direction: advice from a soul friend, Barnes shares a link to All Saints Parish, Celtic Spirituality website.

In September, 2010, Fuller Theological Seminary, taught an International Course in ‘Exploring the Celtic Heritage’: “The spirituality of the Celtic saints offers a creative missional model for the 21st century. This unique course will be based on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumberland, England, and will combine reflection on mission in today’s world with space for personal reflection & spiritual nurture.”

Fuller Theological Seminary is now offering Summer 2011 Immersion Courses, one of which includes a 10 day trip to Ireland, where students are encouraged to: “Join us as we wander amongst sacred sites dotting the Irish countryside studying the birthplace of Celtic monastic spirituality, which still today has a significant influence on our worship practices…Worship God through contemplative prayer and song in cloistered spaces and under the wide canopy of Irish sky. Examine the rich imagery and symbolism of Celtic crosses.”

The Brehm Center, working in tandem with Fuller Theological Seminary

“The sponsors of integrated education in the arts, theology and worship also promotes Celtic spirituality at their website. “The Wild Goose Festival is a music, art and conversation festival at the intersection of justice and spirituality. It is rooted in the Christian tradition seeking to welcome all regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, background or belief. In the Celtic Church the image of the Wild Goose has long been held as a symbol for the wild, unpredictable, and untamable nature of the Holy Spirit…”

Nazarene Theological Seminary in their spring, 2011, Course SPF 790 – Celtic Spirituality, introduces students to the “Christian traditions” of the ancient pagan Celtic Church. “The renewal of interest in and even fascination with all things Celtic in recent decades begs the question: What do so many find compelling about these peoples and their culture? Embedded within the more well-known expressions of Celtic art, music, dance, and story are references to lesser-known spiritual traditions, both pre-Christian and Christian. What characterizes Celtic spirituality and what is its relevance for Christian spirituality today? In this course, these and other questions will be explored from the perspective of the Christian Celtic tradition.”

London Olympics Opening Ceremony

Glastonbury Tor located in Glastonbury, Somerset, England was put on the map when it became the most prominent part of the Isles of Wonder set of the London Olympics opening ceremony. Unbeknown to the majority of international viewers Glastonbury is the most revered of Britain’s ancient sacred sites with a long association with the Celtic legend of King Arthur, and the underworld (the Celts believed Glastonbury is the entrance to the underworld.) The Tor has seven terraces and when viewed from above the terraces create a winding labyrinth path which is rumored to be used for occult rituals including Druid initiations and goddess worship.

Christianity Today

Christianity Today ( CT) magazine published a blasphemous front page cover story ‘Saving Celtic Spirituality` by Loren Wilkinson April 24, 2020.

“…These Celtic spirituality books are generally beautiful, lavishly decorated with a colorful knotwork of intertwined beasts and plants. The contents are organized around the seasons or the Celtic Pagan holy days (Samhain, Beltane, and others). The spiritual content is generic and safe, usually preceded by some warnings about the difference between Celtic spirituality (which is inclusive, and hence good) and Christian religion (which is exclusive, and hence bad). The introduction from one of these books is typical: “This book is for people of lively, questing spirit who want to lay down a personal pattern of spiritual practice but who do not wish to practice this within a specific religious framework. The material within this book springs from the spiritual current of Celtic tradition.”Thus Celtic spirituality becomes one more dish on a spiritual smorgasbord, alongside various ancient and exotic traditions. We are used to such a spread in these late-modern times, whose inhabitants (like the Athenians of Paul’s day) are always hungry for the latest ideas.The current wave of Celtophilia might be of only marginal interest to the Christian—except that a substantial and rapidly growing Celtic Christian movement also exists within the evangelical Christian community. So the word Celtic occurs with increasing frequency in the books and music of Christian bookstores, as do the rhythms”….

Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa

A banner used to promote Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (CCCM) senior pastor, Brian Brodersen’s Bible study on Revelation 9:13-21 depicting a pagan celtic triquetra symbol was sent out by Twitter on March 6, 2016. This symbol was then seen projected on the wall behind the pulpit at CCCM.

A triquetra is a triangle or three (tri) cornered quetrus. It is made up of three intersecting vesica pisces, a shape created by the intersection of two circles – sacred geometry.

The triquetra is considered one of the oldest pagan celtic symbols dating back to as early as 500 AD when it was used to symbolize the triple goddess/Divine feminine (maiden-mother-crone). The symbol is often used to represent the three fundamental elements – air, water, and earth or the infinite cycle of life. It is also known as a rune of protection.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church (ELCA)

“Ten years ago, Pilgim Lutheran Church (ELCA) in the Macalester – Groveland neighborhood of St Paul took a long hard look at itself and started dreaming. What would a new worship service look like, if the congregation could add one? Like so many other neighborhoods in the Twin Cities, Pilgrim has had its share of “de-churched” individuals who had some previous experience in the Christian faith but no current home in a church community. How might a new type of worship experience make a difference?
With their mission statement in mind, “to be a home for hungry minds and souls,” Pilgrim’s dream quickly moved to strategic planning. A worship renewal grant from the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, supported by the Lilly Endowment, undergirded the congregation’s tactical decision to add a service that was both contemplative and global. The Irish roots of St. Paul and the Scottish, Irish, and Celtic identities of its nearby colleges led to an indigenous approach to style, and Pilgrim launched one of the Twin Cities’ first Celtic worship services.

March 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of Pilgrim’s Celtic contemplative communion services and an exciting milestone for the congregation. Offered the second Sunday evening of the month from September to May, this unique worship experience immediately filled a need in the community and became an effective and pivotal outreach for the congregation…

Pilgrim’s Celtic service is contemplative, without a sermon. Participants worship and receive God’s presence through prayers, poetry, litanies, scripture readings, music, and silence. When worshippers arrive, they are invited to light a candle and place it in a sand-filled Celtic cross. This light-filled cross becomes the circle around which the congregation gathers for Holy Communion later in the service…” https://metrolutheran.org/2012/02/a-decade-of-celtic-prayer

The previous information is only the “tip of the iceberg.”

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The Return – September 26, 2020 – Revival or Great Deception?

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. Ephesians 5:11

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;  and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 2 Timothy 4:3-4

The Word of God does not predict a great end time ‘revival’ or ushering in the kingdom of God, but rather the very opposite: increasing evil, times of peril, a great apostasy of those who profess to be Christians, false teachings, false prophets and deceptive signs and wonders.

The anti-Christ will operate in the greatest magnitude of what the deceived will believe are the true signs and wonders and gifts of the Spirit.

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, II Thessalonians 2:9.

Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, Thessalonians 2:1-3

False prophet Jonathan Cahn and New Apostolic Reformation heavyweight Kevin Jessip are co-chairs of the upcoming global false revival – The Return, National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance, National Mall, September 26, 2020. https://thereturn.

Dominionists/Potus Shield Council Members listed as guests and speakers at The Return: Kevin Jessip, Frank Amedia, Cindy Jacobs, Alveda King, Harry Jackson, Mark Gonzales and General Jerry Boykin. https://www.potusshield.com

Kingdom Now Dominionists believe that the Church needs to take “Dominion” over the earth and that it is rightfully theirs to posses, only then can Jesus return. Yes, that is what all this zeal of ‘The Return’ is all about and those who are deceived by this false revival do not realize they are aiding the Neo Evangelists/New Apostolic Reformation on their quest to usher in the anti-Christ and the one world religion under the “moral law of the universe” – Oral Babylonian Talmud Noahide Laws.

These false teachers “…appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.” Matthew 23:27

The rallying cry of The Return takes Scripture out of context:

If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14.

The main point of Jonathan Cahn’s book `The Mystery of the Shemitah’ is that America is a second Israel: It is entirely presumptuous for Christians in America to claim the promises given to Israel for themselves. America is not God’s chosen land. Americans and those living in America are not God’s chosen people. America is nowhere to be found in 2 Chronicles 7:7-19, nor is any other nation, only, the only covenant nation, Israel, as is clearly revealed in the Book of Genesis.

“There is something unique beyond words found in Genesis Ch. 15. It is the presentation of an awesome, unretractable covenant. God did something unique in Bible history. He made an eternal covenant with a particular nation and then bound Himself to fulfill it with the most solemn of oaths to ever be seen upon the earth until Jesus Christ died on the cross.

After promising Abraham that his descendents would inherit the land now known as Israel in Gen. 12:7, 13:5 & 15:7, God then subjected Himself to the oath of a divine covenant as is recorded in Gen. 15:8-18.

When this oath was made by men animals were cut in two as a sacrificial offering and then the covenant was to be made while walking in a figure 8 pattern between the sacrifices.

So sacred was this particular promise being made by God that He could not participate in this oath with any mortal man. Instead of making this oath with Abraham, God walked between the sacrifices with Himself in the appearance of a smoking oven and a burning torch as is recorded in verses 17-18 of Gen. 15.” J. B. Mokhriby

Dr. James Dobson is listed as a speaker at The Return: In 1998, Christian radio stations nationwide aired an address by James Dobson, the President of Focus on the Family, to the highly secretive Council for National Policy CNP. In his address, Dr. Dobson expressed his determination to do whatever is necessary to restore the observance of “moral law” [Noahide Laws]. Dobson reasoned that God created Wisdom before He created anything else, therefore the Moral Law is the law of the Universe…

Does the Republic Party want our votes – no strings attached – to court us every two years, and then say, ‘Don’t call me. I’ll call you.’ And to not care about the moral law of the universe.”

Freemasons are also on a quest to restore the rule of “natural law” and “moral law” in the universe.

At the beginning of the youtube video, ‘Jonathan Cahn on Glenn Beck’s TV show – The Harbinger Part 1,’ skull and bones (Knights Templar symbol) cushions with a crown are “all in plain sight”. https://youtu.be/rQnF9WGNW-U

In 1997, Focus on the Family published ‘Raising A Modern-Day Knight: A Father’s Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood’ by Robert Lewis. This best selling book has made major inroads into promoting the Knights Templar and the endtime apostate “church militant” by introducing fathers and their sons to European medieval warrior knights, including British Knights Templar William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke.

Earlier in 1992, Focus on the Family introduced children to William Marshal when they added ‘Isaac the Chivalrous’ to their Adventures in Odyssey series. “When Isaac Morton steps out of the Imagination Station, Sir William of Marshal follows him! Isaac shows the knight around town, while Whit and Eugene try to figure out how to send Sir William back.” (See Raising a Modern-Day Knights Templar)

It should be of serious concern that the “frontline ministries” have not warned the Church of this upcoming great deception.

Why Jonathan Cahn And His Revelations Must Be Ignored, by Deborah, Discerning the World

https://www.discerningtheworld.com/why-jonathan-cahn-and-his-revelations-must-be-ignored/

To those who have been deceived by these false prophets and their doctrine of demons, the Word of God declares:

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Ba-li-al? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God: as God hath said I will dwell in them, and walk in them: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord. II Corinthians 6:14-18.

“At present, but not for very much longer, God is preparing another promised land inheritance…the land of His glory in Heaven where the blood-washed believers in His Son Jesus Christ will soon rest from their labors and will call their Home.

The covenant for this promise was secured on the cross when Jesus the Son of God shed His own precious blood for the redemption of mankind.

Not very far down the road less traveled the faithful who look to the Son of God for their salvation will hear the heavenly trumpet sound. The rugged path they once traveled will be abandoned and the doors of Eternal Glory will be opened to receive them when they are caught up to Jesus at the event known as the Rapture (I Thess. 4:15-18).

The Scriptures tell us, And for this they “confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth” (Heb. 11:13). Jesus had told them, “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (Jn. 14:2-3).

If you do not know the Living Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, today is the day to repent (have a change of mind) and trust in the atoning blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and the unbreakable promises of God will be yours this very moment.

God’s Word declares, “…The word is near you, even in you mouth and in your heart (that is the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Rom. 10:8-9).” J. B. Mokhriby

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Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 2 Timothy 4:3-4

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into this world. 1 John 4:1

Geoffrey Grider has hinted at, or named six men as the anti-Christ, including Judas Iscariot, Pope Francis and Emmanuel Macron, among other false teaching. This is one of the reasons many people scoff at endtime Bible prophecy in these last days.

When naming Pope Francis as the anti-Christ, Geoffrey Grider wrote: “Open up your Bible, find a blank spot next to John 5:43, take a pen and write “FULFILLED” in margin.” Geoffrey Grider NTEB, September 28, 2015

12 days earlier he named Judas Iscariot as the anti-Christ.

“Jesus is talking about handing a “sop” to someone [Judas], and then dipping it in a dish. Anyone who has ever spent time with Italian people who can cook know exactly what a sop is. My friend Andy’s mom used to make what Italians call “gravy”, or spaghetti sauce, and it would simmer on the stove for hours. When it was close to done, we would take a fresh piece of Italian bread and dip it in the pot, and we would “sop it up”. Delicious! Now do you see what a sop is? It is a piece of bread for dipping in sauce or olive oil. The NIV renders the sop of John 13:26 as “bread”, and in doing so, throws one of the biggest prophecy clues right out the window. Yes, a sop is a piece of bread – BUT – it is much more than that. Bread is just bread , but a sop is a clue.

S = Son | O = Of | P = Perdition. Bam! After 23 years of knowing this and teaching this to people it still sends chills down my spine. God is so good.” Geoffrey Grider NTEB, September 16, 2015.

This is utter nonsense!!

Five years later, Geoffrey Grider know claims: “French President Emmanuel Macron remains in first place in the end times ‘man of sin’ sweepstakes.” Geoffrey Grider NTEB, August 7, 2020

For some reason Geoffrey Grider is ‘protected’ in that he seems to be able to get away with all sorts of fear mongering, false teaching (Ruckmanism)) including, The Gap Theory, There are Two Gospels, Jesus Went to Hell, and the Nephilim Are Coming Back in UFO’s, false prophecies, name calling, posting blasphemous graphics depicting Jesus as a transgender wearing a dress, the anti-Christ depicted as Jesus Christ and the movieclip ‘Rocketman’ which promotes homosexuality, with hardly anyone batting an eye. 

Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? Amos 3:3

On April 21, 2016 Geoffrey Grider/NTEB wrote, “PETER RUCKMAN WAS, WITHOUT A DOUBT, ONE OF THE FINEST BIBLE TEACHERS THE LORD EVER PUT ON THIS EARTH. HE BELIEVED THE BOOK, AND DIDN’T THINK HE OR ANYONE ELSE HAD THE RIGHT TO ‘MESS WITH IT’.

It must have been sometime back in the mid-90’s, when I was introduced to a brother by the name of Scott Lyman. Scott attended a small Baptist church near where I lived, and he was excited to hand me a Bible teaching cassette tape from someone by the name of Peter Ruckman of Pensacola, Florida. That was my introduction to the ‘good doctor’ of scripture.

Over the years, I would purchase many such tapes from Dr. Ruckman, then DVD’s, and finally an entire library shelf of Bible commentaries.”

By his own admission, Grider is well versed in Ruckman’s “Bible truths.”

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45

“Peter Ruckman reveals the only reason he did not join the KKK, but otherwise agrees with everything they say

The Ku Klux Klan’s like that. I’ll tell you why I never joined the Ku Klux Klan. It’s because they’re anti-semitic. And that’s the only reason I didn’t join. [laughs heartely] I mean, I agree with everything else they say. But the trouble is when you get out that way, that extreme right-wing, you begin to turn against that Jew, and I ain’t gonna turn against that Jew.”

There is nothing else Ruckman said about the KKK in the context. The video can be seen on Youtube (the statements can be found at the 22-minute mark). “Dr. Ruckman 1993 Questions and Answers” https://youtu.be/jUC-1D4DTP8

You may think that since Ruckman is against anti-semitism, and the Jews are God’s chosen people, that he would speak kindly of them overall (with allowance for disagreements over doctrinal differences of course). But notice what he says two minutes later in the same video, but also how he manages to slip in a suttle jab at another race and we all know who it is:

[24 minute mark] “But, because God chose him you have to love him [the Jew], you have to love him. And if you don’t, God will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, so you gotta be careful. And it’s kinda hard to be careful. I don’t know if you have–you don’t have a lot of Jews in North Carolina, or at least back in the mountains you don’t. And if you do, they behave themselves, ’cause they’re kind of outnumbered. But ah, but you take a city Jew, a citified Jew like Chicago, or New York, they are the most repulsive people in this world, man! I guess, out of sight of another group I know of. (chuckles) The closest I ever came to hitting a fella was a Jewish pawn broker in Chicago.”

Any child of God who is familiar with the history and reputation of the KKK should be disgusted by Ruckman’s statement that he agrees with everything else the KKK says except for their views on a group that two minutes later he describes as “the most repulsive people in this world” (outside of another group)! This was not a laughing matter, regardless of the race in question. Yet Ruckmanites continue to make light of it such as declaring that it’s no big deal because everyone knows no one is perfect. However—the Bible teaches, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them” (Romans 16:17). It is high time that the Bible admonition be taken seriously in this matter.” https://www.ruckmanism.org/peter-ruckman-reveals-the-only-reason-he-did-not-join-the-kkk-but-otherwise-agrees-with-everything-they-say

It is also a noticeable fact that Ruckman taught killing an unborn baby is not murder. https://youtu.be/BW1BXJOCx2M

Some of Ruckman’s other heresies include:

Angels are thirty-three year old males without wings.

Satan committed adultery with Eve: “The verses [2 Corinthians 11:2-3] IMPLY (see John 8:44 and 1 John 3:12) that some type of sexual transaction took place between Eve and Satan. Whatever it was, it affected her body fluids, and it caused a conception, if it happened.” (Peter Ruckman’s Bible References: Personal Notes on Salient Verses in the Bible, p. 278)

All women in the Church Age will receive thirty-three year old male bodies at the Rapture: “Since every Christian in the Body of Christ has a MAN inside him (or her) (Col. 1:27; John 1:12) and is PREDESTINATED to be conformed to the image of that man (2 Cor. 4:4; Rom. 8:29; 1 John 3:1-4; Phil. 3:21), there is no question at all about the future state of every Christian in the Body of Christ, except in the minds of Hebrew and Greek professors and the “vast majority of conservative, Bible-rejecting blockheads.” The believer will appear in glory as a 33-year old sinless male.” (Peter Ruckman, 22 Years of the Bible Believer’s Bulletin Vol. 1 “The AV Holy Bible” p. 110)

The plan of salvation for Tribulation saints is faith plus works and the plan of salvation in the Millennium is works alone: “Before the Rapture, you could have been saved by grace through faith plus nothing (Ephesians 2:8-9), but one minute after the Rapture took place you must get out the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule and start learning them, because you’re going to be judged by them (Matthew 25:31-46).” (Peter Ruckman, Mllions Disappear. 1989, p. 23)

When the believer is born again, his soul is literally cut loose from the inside of his fleshly body: “In a saved man, the Holy Spirit has cut the flesh away from the soul and spirit (see Col. 2:11-13). That body has a spirit connected with it that is different from the new spirit that lives inside of you.” (Peter Ruckman, The Book of Romans: The Bible Believer’s Commentary Series. Pensacola, FL: BB Bookstore, 2003, p. 265)

Sexual unions constitute marriage in God’s sight: “Flesh joining flesh” makes a man and woman, “man and wife” (Matt. 19:4-6; 1 Cor. 6:16; Eph. 5:31).
(Peter Ruckman, The Ruckman Reference Bible, 2009, p. 499)

Demons are winged creatures ranging in size from those of flies and mosquitoes to eagles and vultures.

“The flood mentioned in 2 Peter 3 is not Noah’s flood but is one that supposedly occurred at the judgment of the earth, when Satan was cast out of Heaven (The Gap Theory). He admits that no other Bible teacher has held this view: “Now who could get a message so simple all muddled up? Answer: Every major fundamental Bible scholar and teacher in the United States, without one exception. If you were to ask Henry Morris what the verses refer to he’d say Noah’s flood:” (Ruckman, The Unknown Bible, p. 67).

“God has ordained on this earth 12 boundaries, with 12 nations, who are destined to leave this earth (transported by angels– Luke 16:22), and populate outerspace infinitely and forever, beginning with the 12 constellations that are seen on the earth once every 12 months” (Peter Ruckman, The Unknown Bible, p. 588)”


Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. 1 John 2:18-19.

On August 2, 2020, Geoffrey Grider/NTEB posted a blasphemous graphic ‘When King Jesus Cometh’ depicting the anti-Christ with a bow as Jesus Christ at His second coming, when promoting his NTEB “Bible study”- “The likely path that King Jesus will take at His second coming…”

Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. Revelation 6:1-2

After recognizing this “error” a discerning Christian posted the following comment on NTEB:

“Very cool. Looking forward to this…One quick thing; when I saw this picture for the article; our King has a sword per the Book of Revelation, not a bow when He returns. The bow is actually what the horseman of the apocalypse brings, and if I’m not mistaken that’s supposed to be tied to Death/antichrist.”

Geoffrey Grider, owner of Mudflower Graphic Designs, totally ignored the fact that his blasphemous graphic depicted the anti-Christ not Jesus Christ when he responded with an excuse, which had absolutely nothing to do with the above mentioned graphic.

“Yes, you are right! I scoured the internet for a while trying to find an image of what the BIBLE says, and they really don’t exist. And that’s WHY people think that angels have wings, they don’t, because artists have drawn it wrong for so long. Good catch!”

There are no words!

As of October 22, 2020, this blasphemous graphic is still posted on NTEB website, which is further evidence that this was not by accident but by design. This alone should alert Christians to the deception of Geoffrey Grider/NTEB.

As Geoffrey Grider’s daily news snippets rely on reports from other media outlets, of which he fails to research before posting, this has often led to misleading information.

In a NTEB article dated February 28, 2012, Geoffrey Grider falsely reported that Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church, founded Chrislam. While it is true that Rick Warren is a false prophet who promotes Chrislam, he was not the founder. Chrislam, The Will of God Mission, was founded in Nigeria by religious leader Tela Tella in the 70’s.

Confession of a heretic:

Excepts from ‘Is Sexual Purity Possible In A Hyper-Sexualized World?’ by Geoffrey Grider, NTEB, June 11, 2015.

This “confession” has been removed from the NTEB website.

“…there are two areas in my life where I do not do well. Everyone has besetting sins, but they don’t usually like to talk about them. No one enjoys discussing their failures.


My two main sin hotspots are sexual temptation and alcohol. I have done better with conquering alcohol than I have with resisting sexual temptation, but not by much. I will go for years at a time with never even one sip of alcohol, but invariably, a moment will arise even after years where I again find myself with a beer in my hand. Conviction sets in and the process of cleaning up starts again…


Sexually, I have been a mess since I was about 10 years old. It was an important year for me for two reasons. Its the age where I was introduced to “girlie magazines”, pornography, and it’s also the age where I was sexually assaulted by my closet homosexual piano teacher…


As my life progressed, sexual impurity was a constant companion. The world sees nothing wrong with this type of behavior, and in fact, applauds it and rewards it. Kim Kardashian became a multimillionaire after releasing a video of her having sex. Fornication. Sex sells just about everything we look at in magazines, on television, in the movies, and at the ball game. It’s anywhere and everywhere.


I got saved in 1990, and for the first time in my life I experienced what true forgiveness was all about. And for the first time since high school, I became sober and stopped fornicating. But the hooks that were put in at such a young age would not be removed so easily, and the struggle began. It is a struggle that endures now 25 years after receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour…


The Bible is well aware of our struggle against sin, and acknowledges that it is no easy battle. When a person gets saved, sometimes the Lord just removes a certain sin from our life like it was never there. And other times, He for whatever His reasons are, will allow us to struggle with something because He knows it’s for our good and for His glory.


Today in 2015, I have come face to face with the reality that I have failed when it comes to the biblical command of sexual purity. And it grieves me to the point where the Lord has laid upon my heart to write this article. I have fornicated when the Bible has told me not to. I have sent and received sexually impure text and picture messages when the Bible has told me not to, and you know what? I am sick and tired of not getting the victory promised me as a Blood-washed Christian.”

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:8

Geoffrey Grider shared the truth and exposed himself when he wrote:

“The Bible tells us to come as we are for salvation, that’s absolutely true, but God in His mercy will never leave you as He found you. Part of the evidence of you salvation is a changed life, different desires, because God gives us a new heart.” Geoffrey Grider NTEB, March 14, 2019


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

For those who have been deceived into following, supporting, and promoting this self proclaimed street preacher and Bible teacher, who has placed himself above the Word of God and the Holy Spirit when he claims, “Now The End Begins [he] is your frontline defense in the rising tide of darkness in these last days before the Rapture of the Church,” the Word of God warns:

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,  envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-2

Geoffrey Grider promotes Alcoholics Anonymous and their Big Blue Book.

As drunkenness is a sin and only the blood of Jesus sets the sinner free, AA should be exposed, not promoted!

Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:36.

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Geoffrey Grider NTEB March 14, 2018

But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 2 Timothy 3:13

 Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch. Matthew 15:14

Alcoholics Anonymous` description and reasoning for the selection of the circle and triangle symbol to represent them sounds very much like the making of an occult ritual. This alone should raise a red flag.

“The equilateral triangle represents the three part answer- unity, recovery and service – to a three part disease- physical mental and spiritual, while the circle represents wholeness or oneness. The body should be triangle, stable, the mind circular, open. The triangle represents the means for generation of good energy, and is the most stable physical posture. The circle symbolizes serenity and perfection, and the source of limited potential. Together they represent the perfect union of mind and body.”

Alcoholics Anonymous and the occult by Chad Prigmore

There is a very common misconception that Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was Christian in origin. However, when those origins and the practices of its founders are examined, it becomes clear that AA has never been a Christian program.  In fact, it originated from occultic practices.

The misunderstanding that AA was originally Christian usually arises from its being influenced by the quasi-Christian Oxford Group. A well-known sermon regarding the Oxford Group was preached by Pastor H.A. Ironside during the 1920’s, and a few excerpts from his sermon bring to light what this group actually believed and practiced:

  • “First Century Christianity emphasized with tremendous force the precious atoning blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, and as we come to examine the few books that have already been put before the public by the advocates of this latter day movement, we are struck at once by the fact that these great truths are practically absent. I have gone through book after book, supposedly setting forth the teaching of the Oxford Group Movement, and have not found one reference to the precious blood of Christ in any of them, nor any reference to the fact that the worst sin that anyone can possibly commit is the sin of rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ.”1
  • “Some of my friends who have had more intimate connection with it have said that again and again they have put the question to the advocates of the movement, “What place do you give to the atoning blood of Christ?” They have been answered evasively or, if not evasively, sometimes like this, “Oh, we are not a doctrinal movement, we are not advocating any view of the atonement, we are simply out to change the lives of people. It does not make any difference to us what they believe theologically as long as their lives are changed. If their lives are not changed, theological differences are of very small moment.””2
  • “There are some things about this movement that seem very commendable. One is what they call, “Waiting for guidance.” They place a great deal of emphasis on that. Each one is urged in the morning to sit down quietly with the mind emptied of every thought, generally with a pencil in hand, waiting for God to say something to them. They wait and wait and wait. Sometimes they tell me nothing happens, at other times the most amazing things come. Tested by the Word of God many of these things are unscriptural. They lay themselves open for demons to communicate their blasphemous thoughts to them. That is not the Christian way of getting guidance. What is the Christian way? It is to get alone with God over your Bible. Not to say, “Lord, speak to me in some strange, mysterious way,” but to say, “Lord, speak to me as I read Thy Holy Word.””3

For anyone who has spent time in the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, it is very interesting, when reading Pastor Ironside’s sermon, to notice the similarities between how he explains the teachings of the Oxford Group and the program of AA. In AA there is no mention of Jesus Christ or the atonement. The Oxford Group took a very human-centric approach of which the only thing that really mattered was helping people. The Alcoholics Anonymous program is also aimed at “helping people,” which sounds nice but without the gospel of Jesus Christ people are being helped to get sober but are led away from the truth. The Oxford Group, through emptying the mind and the practice of spirit writing, also resembles the AA’s “all inclusive-anything goes” spiritual atmosphere, which pervades the AA community. Spend any amount of time around the AA program and you will encounter everyone from atheists to Luciferians worshipping at the altar of a god of one’s own conception, as the Alcoholics Anonymous program so affectionately labels idolatry.4

In an effort by its proponents to paint AA as a program of Christian origin the claim is often made that Bill Wilson, the man who wrote the book Alcoholics Anonymous was a Christian. However, when Wilson’s writings and life are examined, this seems doubtful.

Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith. The official AA biography of Bill Wilson, entitled Pass it On, speaks of the co-founders practicing séances and communing with demonic spirits while writing the program of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Twelve Steps. Bill Wilson explains one of their experiences with a Ouija board:

“The ouija board began moving in earnest. What followed was the fairly usual experience-it was a strange mélange of Aristotle, St. Francis, diverse archangels with odd names, deceased friends–some in purgatory and others doing nicely, thank you! There were malign and mischievous ones of all descriptions telling of vices quite beyond my ken, even as former alcoholics. Then, the seemingly virtuous entities would elbow them out with messages of comfort, information, advice—and sometimes just sheer nonsense.”5

Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith were originally introduced to each other in 1935 by a woman named Henrietta Seiberling. In a letter she wrote on July 31, 1952 she tells of Bill Wilson’s communion with demonic spirits during the time he was writing the Alcoholics Anonymous program,

“He imagines himself all kinds of things. His hand ‘writes’ dictation from a Catholic priest, whose name I forget, from the 1600 period who was in Barcelona, Spain-again, he told Horace Crystal he was completing the works that Christ didn’t finish, and according to Horace he said he was a reincarnation of Christ. Perhaps he got mixed in whose reincarnation he was. It looks more like the works of the devil but I could be wrong. I don’t know what is going on in that poor deluded fellow’s mind.”6

Even the symbol adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous, the triangle within a circle, is occultic in origin. Regarding the symbol, Bill Wilson stated,

“That we have chosen this symbol [for A.A.] is perhaps no mere accident. The priests and seers of antiquity regarded the circle enclosing the triangle as a means of warding off spirits of evil, and AA’s circle of Recovery, Unity, and Service has certainly meant all that to us and much more.”7

The above examples are just a few quotes from the literature used in the program of Alcoholics Anonymous of which the books Alcoholics Anonymous, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions are the most commonly used. For any Christian involved in the AA program, it’s occultic origins should be of very grave concern.  Christians should avoid the program.

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Matthew 7:15-20

And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 2 Peter 2:2

Conclusion: Geoffrey Grider is a Ruckmanite whose daily news snippets are written with a sarcastic, boastful “I told you”… “see we were right”… “as we have told you”…”you need to wake up,” angry tone, which is devoid of any love. Not to mention, Geoffrey Grider, like Peter Ruckman, is never wrong and uses every opportunity to insult and misrepresent all opposing viewpoints. Some NTEB followers who comment on a daily basis show they are of the same mindset with their ungodly name calling, hateful remarks towards each other, foul language, false teaching, self-righteousness, endless debates trying to prove they know more than anyone else and damning those to hell who do not agree with them. Furthermore, this shocking comment posted by “Ron” – “NTEB [Grider] is one of the best heavenly investments we can invest in next to our own personal heavenly rewards!…,” should be of serious concern!

Not everyone is deceived by NTEB. After spending time on NTEB a Christian shared the following on an endtime forum:

“I’ll never forget the belittling remarks and the HORRIBLE arguments I saw there. People claiming to be Christians but acting like absolute devils toward each other. Some of the people there really screwed me up, and as I result I’m afraid to read anybody’s replies towards me in case they’re as hateful and as belittling as the things people there said toward me and toward plenty of others. That’s why I rarely ever reply on here- it’s not out of intended rudeness, but I guess it’s more PTSD from my time on NTEB.”

To those who have been deceived by Geoffrey Grider/NTEB the Word of God declares:

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Ba-li-al? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God: as God hath said I will dwell in them, and walk in them: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord. II Corinthians 6:14-18.

If you do not know the Living Lord Jesus as your Saviour you can right now by repenting (having a change of  mind), and putting your faith in Jesus Christ who paid the full penalty for the sins of the world by shedding His precious blood on the cross.  Your trust in Him alone for your salvation can assure your receipt of this blessed atonement.

Comment received from cctechm777 – Come and taste the Goodness of the Lord

Thank you for visiting my blog, “Come and taste the Goodness of the Lord” and liking several of my postings. I just read your article on NTEB and it’s founder Geoffrey Grider. I have for the Last month or so been involved with reading and responding to his postings. I, like you, have found this web-site to be highly contentious with those who stand against the many deluded and supporters of Calvary Chapel, Jack Hibbs, Jan Marikel, Anir Tsartfati, and the likes. Who all have masonic influences within their ministries. I am going to be presenting my own posting warning persons of this group with photos to prove their double standards, hypocrisies, and false teaching’s. I have also found so many “women” who have mouths on them that are so ungodly, and hate to hear the truth, that women have no authority or place to be correcting any man, who comes up against them and their supporting of such heretic’s as mentioned above.
Just wanted to say thank you also for writing this piece on NTEB because I will also be another witness to the foulness on this site and it’s many dangers.

God bless you….

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Repentance: The Lost Doctrine of the Twenty-First Century

Grant Castleberry

When I came to Capital Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina in August of last year as its senior pastor, the elders and I thought it would be best to begin my ministry in the church with a series of eight evangelistic messages. The evangelistic sermons I preached focused on the “new life” in Christ that is offered to us in the gospel. Sermon topics specifically covered the essence of lostness, the gravity of our sin, Christ’s work on the cross, the necessity of the new birth, and justification by faith alone.

After these messages were preached last fall, I came across a William Booth quote that shook me. He said, “The chief danger that confronts the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, heaven without hell.” The phrase “forgiveness without repentance” particularly convicted me. I immediately thought to myself, ‘Why had I not emphasized repentance in my series of evangelistic messages?’ Such an important biblical truth—you would think would have been front-and-center in my evangelistic messages. It was conspicuously absent.

Shortly after reading this quote, I came across a sermon by the nineteenth century evangelistic preacher, Asahel Nettleton. I was again struck by the same fact. The heart of his message was that of repentance towards God.

The Lost Doctrine of Repentance

Upon reflection, I regrettably sensed both an absence of repentance in my personal ministry and in most of what I had heard in today’s evangelism. The word itself, like an antiquated phrase from a bygone era, seems to have completely vanished from our vocabulary—and as a result, from the collective evangelical conscience.

Like a lost, ancient city in the jungle, the doctrine of repentance has been shrouded by a new Christian message that promises hope, without a transformed life and Heaven without holiness. I do not think it is an understatement to say that the doctrine of repentance is the lost doctrine of the twenty-first century.

The consequences of this absence are devastating. Jesus warned that tares would be sown amongst the wheat—meaning that there would be ‘believing unbelievers’ in the Church until He returned (Matt 13). These are people who profess faith in Christ, even in some sense resemble believers outwardly, but in the end, it is shown that they were never truly converted. They will not inherit the kingdom of God. Unfortunately, the absence of repentance from our message exacerbates the problem. Jesus calls us to repentance, not merely to believe intellectually in the bare facts of the gospel. This is why Jesus emphasized the new birth with Nicodemus. Entrance into the kingdom of God requires much more than knowing basic, facts about Jesus. We must be born again (John 3:3). We must repent and turn to Christ. Without the message of repentance, it is easy for the devil to fill our churches with ‘believing unbelievers.’ Satan loves nothing more than to delude ‘believing unbelievers’ with false assurance.

The Meaning of Repentance

This leads us to the core issue. What is the meaning of repentance? Repentance (metanoia) literally means to “change your mind” regarding both ourselves and God. But the mind controls the will, so this ‘turning’ of the mind has massive implications for the human soul. Repentance is forsaking one’s sin and turning completely to Christ with the whole heart. Louis Berkhof even went as far to say that “metanoia includes a conscious opposition to the former condition.”[1] Repentance is the direct and immediate result of God’s work of regeneration in the heart (John 3:3; 3:5; Ezek 36). In repentance, the sinner comes to a deep, godly sorrow over their sin and turns instead to God with a heart of loving devotion. David Wells defines it this way: “Evangelical repentance is turning from sin, now recognized as ruinous, to a new life of following Christ in righteousness, now embraced as the only hope of life.”[2] Repentance is at the heart of true conversion.

Conversion is believing in Christ for all that He is with all of who we are. Conversion is embracing Christ as both Savior and Lord. Conversion is a 180-degree turn from our ‘old man’ to embrace a perfect Savior. Conversion is the death of our old life and the beginning of Christ’s life in us. Conversion is, in a word, repentance.

The Biblical Preaching of Repentance

The Old Testament prophets preached this message of repentance. The Hebrew word for ‘conversion’ means to ‘turn or return again to God.’ After Jonah preached at Nineveh, their king said, “Let everyone turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. Who knows? God may turn and relent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we may not perish” (Jonah 3:8, 9). Hosea’s message to Judah and Israel was the same: “Come let us return to the LORD; for he has torn us, that he may heal us” (Hos 6:1; also see Hos 14:1). Of course, the prophets also knew that God must do this work. Jeremiah prophesied, “Bring me back that I may be restored, for you are the LORD my God. For after I had turned away, I relented” (Jer 31:18, 19a).

John the Baptist’s message to the Jews of his day was also a message of repentance. Luke records that he was in the wilderness “proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins” (Luke 3:3). Matthew records John the Baptist proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt 3:1).

Jesus also relentlessly preached the message of repentance. His first public message in Matthew’s gospel is, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt 4:18). Jesus’s last words to his disciples before he ascended into Heaven were that “repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem” (Luke 24:47).

The apostles followed the example of their Master. On the day of Pentecost, Peter proclaimed the need for repentance, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins” (Acts 2:38). Peter to the Jews at Solomon’s Portico declared, “Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19, 20). The apostle Paul followed this pattern of preaching repentance as Luke records in Acts 20:21. Luke says that Paul was “testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Repenting from Lack of Repentance

Clearly the Old Testament prophets, Christ, and His apostles all proclaimed a message of repentance. It is a startling message—a message that wakes us from our spiritual slumber. A message that calls us not just to bare belief but to a new life. And that is the key point Christ was making throughout the gospels. Christ’s call to salvation was never just intellectual. Christ called His disciples to enter the kingdom by force (Matt 11:12). He called them to take up their cross daily and follow Him (Luke 9:23). Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that we become “new creatures” in Christ through the new birth. So logically we would not expect anything less than repentance to begin this new life in Christ!

Awakening to Repentance

But where do we begin? One place to begin is our own lives. Martin Luther once said that “the entire Christian life is one of repentance.” If that is the case, and I believe it is, then repentance must begin with the nitty-gritty details of our every-day lives. As followers of Christ, we must continually strive to be turning from every evil, every impurity, and every sin to our Lord Jesus Christ.

There is a hill about two miles from my house that I have recently enjoyed running to and then trying to run up as fast as I can. It is one of those hills—like the kind that we used to dread on a Marine Corps hike—that requires all of one’s energy and focus to make it to the top. Its steepness and length exhaust both legs and lungs, so by the time I make it to the top, I must stop and catch my breath. The past couple of times, as I’ve been walking slowly at the top, catching my breath, my conscience has been pricked with this question, ‘What do I need to repent of?’ It is a haunting question. A question that, unless one claims to be perfect, you cannot hide from. A question that has brought me Coram Deo—“before the face of God.” It is only here, face-to-face before a holy God, that I see my own unholiness and unworthiness. It is in asking this question that I begin to truly know both God and myself in light of who God is.

This is where we must begin to live continual lives of repentance. When was the last time you asked yourself, ‘What do I need to repent of?’ It is this act of continual repentance—turning from sin to Christ—which will prepare us to share the message of repentance.

The message of repentance naturally flows from a life of repentance. Perhaps this is why the message of repentance was lost in the first place. How can we speak of what we do not know ourselves? An unrepentant church is simply unable to speak the message of repentance because we do not understand it ourselves. But that is why repentance must begin with the household of God (1 Pet 4:17).

In this sense repentance is the awakening. When God awakens us to repentance, we will then be prepared to proclaim this message to the world. When we proclaim the message of repentance with repentant hearts, God will honor that. Christ’s Church will be truly awakened, sinners will be truly converted, and God will be glorified. But are we willing to repent for our lack of repentance?


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Raising a Modern – Day Knights Templar

“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;”  I Timothy 4:1.

The Celtic “Church Militant”

In  Monasterboice, County Louth, Ireland, stands the West or Tall Cross.  This pagan Celtic cross is 23  feet tall, has a pyramid base, a rectangular shaft culminating in a capstone, and a large circle enclosing the arms of the cross, representing the sun, the life cycle, wholeness, the cycle of seasons, and harmony between male and female.

Among the many scenes carved on this cross is a blasphemous scene depicting Jesus Christ armed with a sword, shield, and spear standing with a group of armed men.  This abomination is referred too as “the last judgment” or “the church militant.”

Those with discernment will recognize the ancient pagan British Celtic Apostolic Church’s false teaching of the “church militant” is well entrenched in apostate youth groups including: The Mighty Warriors, New Breed, The Call, Jesus Army, Joshua Generation and Joel’s Army.

From Joel’s Army literature we read:  “God has a remnant of young people whose heart burns for Him.  They have been raised for such a time as this.  At JATC [Joel’s Army Training Center], you will not only be trained in biblical doctrine, but equipped as endtime warriors executing vengence upon the enemy.”

The “church militant” heresy has also made major inroads by those who advocate raising boys to become modern-day knights.

In 1997, Focus on the Family published  ‘Raising A Modern-Day Knight: A Father’s Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood’ by Robert Lewis.   This best selling book has made major inroads into promoting the Knights Templar and the  endtime apostate “church militant” by introducing fathers and their sons to European medieval  warrior knights, including Knights Templar William Marshal, along with Celtic myths, mystical rites and ceremonies.

The dust cover of Lewis’ Raising A Modern-Day Knight should be a red flag to any Christian father as it depicts King Arthur’s magical sword Excalibah with a seal just below the hilt of the sword which, when using a magnifying glass, a Celtic mythical winged dragon circled by “EXCALIBAH KING ARTHVR can be seen. [Update: In 2007 a revised addition of this book was published by Tyndale House Publishing. This new edition no long depicts King Arthur’s sword on the dust cover.] Lewis brings further attention to the mystical Celtic legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table when he wrote:

“And who among us as boys didn’t thrill to the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table?  The knight survives in our collective consciousness like an ancient superman…In fact, I will be so bold as to argue that knighthood–despite some of its shortcomings—offers to any dad a powerful outline for his son’s successful journey to manhood.”  Raising A Modern-Day Knight, p. 34.

It should be of serious concern to any Christian father that Robert Lewis has chosen Knights Templar William Marshal as a role model for their son’s “successful journey to manhood.”

“William Marshal’s life is a study in chivalry.  For good reason, contemporary historians regard him as the ideal knight.”   Raising A Modern-Day Knight, p.44.

Sir William Marshal was first introduced to children in 1992 when Focus on the Family added ‘Isaac the Chivalrous’ to their Adventures in Odyssey series. “When Isaac Morton steps out of the Imagination Station, Sir William of Marshal follows him! Isaac shows the knight around town, while Whit and Eugene try to figure out how to send Sir William back.”

Britain’s “ideal knight”

Sir William Marshal, also known as William of Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, while on a crusade with the Knights Templar vowed to join their order. On his deathbed Sir William fulfilled his vow and was invested into the order of the Knights Templar.  Sir William Marshal died on May 14, 1219, and was buried in the Round Church of the Knights Templar, Temple Church in London.

It should also be of concern that the cover of Lewis’ RMDK Leader’s Guide includes a Knights Templar cross.  RMDK Leader’s Guide, Robert Lewis and SonlightProductions.)”http://www.moderndayprincess.com/RMDKLeadersweb.pdf”>http://www.moderndayprincess.com/RMDKLeadersweb.pdf  And the cover of Raising a Modern-Day Knight Training Guide and Devotional depicts a shield with the Cross of Lorraine (ancient cross of the Knights Templar.) http://rmdk.com/raising-modern-day-knight-training-guide”>http://rmdk.com/raising-modern-day-knight-training-guide

Along with the promotion of the Knights Templar, Lewis encourages Christian fathers too return to the wisdom of medieval paganism by becoming bonded with other men through the mystical power of ceremony.

“In the Middle Ages, pages and squires became knights because they were part of a masculine community. At an early age, the page left home and entered into a mentoring relationship with an older man, usually a cousin or an uncle… Boys become men in the community of men. There is no substitute for this vital component. Dad, if your boy is to become a man, you must enlist the community…the community of men expands a son’s spiritual and moral sources… Bonded through the mystical power of ceremony, [they] become mentors to these young men.”  Raising A Modern-Day Knight, pp. 150- 151.)

The following is an excerpt of a mystical ceremony Robert Lewis suggests Christian fathers may wish to use for their sons “rite of passage” into manhood.  This pagan ceremony also promotes the unscriptural dominionist agenda of advancing God’s kingdom on earth.

“CHOOSE A PLACE THAT FEELS  SPECIAL AND EXCITING—The dads on the video choose to do their ceremony outside, at night, around a fire.  You might choose an outdoor setting like this or one indoors using a darkened room lit with candles or a fire place for ambiance.  Whatever setting you choose, it should add a special feel to the ceremony not detract from it.  It should feel mysterious, sacred, special!

AS THE LEADER, BEGIN THE CEREMONY—After going to your ceremony location circle the dads and sons together…At this point you must bring out and hold up an “Excalibah sword”….the sons will love this!…to illustrate two things:  That each dad is ready to commit to “fight the good fight” of helping his son to become a modern-day knight.  A son who…Advances the kingdom of God on earth.

INTRODUCING DAD’S PLEDGE-After each father has spoken, you as the leader will take the sword, hold it up, and say that each dad wants to commit himself tonight to his son…

THE DAD’S PLEDGE-When a dad is called out, he and his son will come into the middle of the circle where you will hand him the sword.  He takes the sword and grips it. His son places his hands over his dad’s.  Then as each dad looks into the face of his son, you as the leader will ask him to repeat after you these words:  I——, before God, commit myself to raise you—–, to be a modern-day knight…”  RMDK Leader’s Guide, SAMPLE DAD’S CEREMONY, Robert Lewis and Sonlight Productions. http://www.moderndayprincess.com/RMDKLeadersweb.pdf

Page, Squire and Knight

Jeff  Purkiss, founder of  Squires2Knights Ministries, a network of ministries equipping Christian men to mentor our sons, fatherless boys, teenage boys, and young men, as well as the author of a book titled Squires to Knights-Mentoring Our Teenage Boys, is also a proponent of  raising boys to become modern-day knights along with mystical  modern-day knighthood ceremonies where boys are presented with medieval crusader swords.  And, like Robert Lewis, he too promotes the Knights Templar, which is evident when visiting his website which has numerous pictures of young men in Knights Templar garb, as does the cover of his book.  http://mentoringourboys.com

In Standard Freemasonry, know as Blue Lodge Masonry, there are three degrees of initiation: Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craftsman, and Master Mason.  Chivalric orders like the Knights Templar operated on a similar system of graded initiation with Page, Squire and Knight.

Another connection to the Knights Templar was found on Jeff Purkiss’ website posted under “5 Responses to Modern-Day Knighthood Ceremony.”  This revealing e-mail was from Chaplain Paul Ready.  On May 17th, 2008,  Ready wrote:

“ Reverend Brother:

I am a military (civilian) chaplain with a number of organizations.  The Sovereign Order of Christian Knights Templar  provide the tradition, while others, such as Fellowship of the Sword, offer ceremonial guidance to our men and women serving as Christian Combatants on the fields of battle.  We provide everything necessary for the Vigil at  Arms, including Sword, Dagger, clothing, ring and shield for serious Christian Warriors intent on deepening their walk with the Lord.  Any information you care to share would be prayerfully appreciated.

In His Name and Service,
Brother Paul Ready, Prior,
Priory of Solomon’s Porch,
Sovereign Military Order of Knights Templar”

http://mentoringourboys.com/2008/05/07/modern-day-knighthood-ceremony/   Predictably, this website is no longer available.

This response included a link from Chaplain Paul Ready to a Knights Templar website which shared the following:

“We are a religious Order of knights, who trace the history of our Order back to ancient Scotland, where brothers of our Order fought under the banner of Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn.  The Templars under the edict of the Church of Rome fled from France to Scotland, where they continued the works they believed they had been called by Christ to complete.  We, as their spiritual descendents, carry on that work.  Our mission, as we believe imparted to us by DivineProvidence…”  http://smockt.org/knight

Further evidence of the Knights Templar/Raising a Modern-Day Knight connection was brought to light by a member of the Knights Templar when he stated:

“When we learned that Jameson was going to be a boy, his paternal grandparents Janet and Ken Richardson gave me a book about raising a son to become a real Man using the chivalric ideals of medieval Christian knighthood as inspiration and a role model.  This book by Robert Lewis is called Raising A Modern-Day Knight…

I started reading this book to Jameson yesterday and look forward to raising him to be my young Page, then a Squire or young Knight in training, and then someday hope to witness his investiture as a fellow Knight in the Knights Templar of Jerusalem.

One of my proudest moments as an adult Man was the day that my father attended my investiture as a Knight in the Knights of the Temple of Jerusalem or Knights Templar…”  http://newportcoastfamily.blogspot.com/2008/12/raising-modern-day-knight.html

Warrior Children

In their pagan Celtic book The Grail Castle: Male Myths and Mysteries in the Celtic Tradition, authors Kenneth Johnson and Marguerite Elsbeth, also use the Celtic legend of  King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable to promote personal transformation into manhood.

“Many Celtic Warrior heroes of old felt the powerful absence of the Father spirit in their lives, and many men of today find themselves in the same situation…Few Celtic myths describe for us a deep relationship between father and son.  In many cases, the father is entirely absent…Percevel’s father, a knight, was slain years before the beginning of the story…and King Arthur’s  father Uther Pendragon actually gave his son up to be raised in the woods…In their fatherlessness, these Celtic heroes have a special relevance for us in the twentieth century…”  (The Grail Castle, pp. 22-23.)

One of the main objectives of raising a modern-day mystical/warrior/monk is to remove children from  parental authority by turning then over to mentors.

“Traditionally we must seek out a mentor among those who have followed the same path we seek to follow: if we aspire to be accountants, we must learn about the art (and the way of life it implies) from an older, wiser accountant.  A mentor is not the same as a father.  Our fathers are too close to us to play the role of mentor or initiator.  For that task, a certain amount of detachment is required, both on the part of the mentor as well as his apprentice.  This is because children (especially Warrior Children) tend to reject the aspirations held for them by their parents.”  (The Grail Castle, p. 26.)

“My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:”  Proverbs 6:20.

Update June, 2012:  Graduate of Oral Roberts [33 degree freemason] University, Gabriel Swaggart, leader of the apostate Crossfire Youth Ministries, introduced the attendees of his 2012 International Youth  Conference to the warrior/knight agenda with  graphics used in an advertisement  promoting this gathering.  The graphic depicts a crimson and gold fringed  banner with a shield and pagan Celtic cross (Crossfire Youth Ministries logo), a head  of a  knight with a crown and three horns, along with a clear message  that these young people are  “Warriors  for Christ.” June 2012, July 2012 and August 2012, p.19, editions  of The Evangelist published by  Jimmy Swaggart Ministries at: http://www.jsm.org/the-evangelist.html

At this late hour there are many organizations who are encouraging Christian  fathers to follow in the footsteps of medieval warrior knights inorder to raise godly children.   This, Church of Jesus Christ, is an abomination unto the Lord!

One of these organizations, Band of Brothers,  admitted to the connection between the pagan British Celtic Apostolic Church and raising warrior children  when they wrote:

“We only sell products that we believe have real value in helping men live out the call on their lives.  We are big believers in symbols, that remind us of our mission.”  http://bandofbrothers.org/about

Included in their products is a “Young Warrior Pendant” for boys ages 10-17.  This is recommended as a gift for boys as part of their “Rite of Passage” into manhood.    The pendant is a sword shaped pagan Celtic cross ( Band of Brothers logo.)  http://bandofbrothers.org/band-of-brothers/rite-of-passage-pendant-for-your-son

As of 2008 the Celtic Prayer Foundation have not only given Robert Lewis’ book Raising A Modern-Day Knight a review, but when visiting their site to purchase this book they will then receive a portion of the sales to help maintain their pagan website.

http://www.prayerfoundation.org/books/book_review_raising_a_modern_day_knight.htm

It is fearful that these false prophets exalt the medieval warrior knights as righteous men when their lifestyle included drunkenness, bloodshed, debauchery and occult rituals which included the  worship of  Baphomet the satanic goat.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  Isaiah 5:20.

It is equally fearful when one considers the statement made by Robert Lewis published in a Focus on the Family magazine.

“I believe it is time to resurrect the chivalrous knight: his ideas, his process and his ceremonies.  I want him to speak to a new generation that has the potential for greatness but lacks only the opportunity: our sons.”  (Focus on the Family Magazine, June, 1997.)

To the body of Christ who have been deceived into following these false prophets and their doctrines of demons the Word of God declares:

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?  And what communion hath light with darkness?  And what concord hath Christ with Ba-li-al? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?  For ye are the temple of the living God: as God hath said I will dwell in them, and walk in them: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord.”  II Corinthians 6:14-18.

If you do not know the Living Lord Jesus as your Saviour you can right now by repenting (having a change of  mind), and putting your faith in Jesus Christ who paid the full penalty for the sins of the world by shedding His precious blood on the cross.  Your trust in Him alone for your salvation can assure your receipt of this blessed atonement.

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Towards A One World Religion

For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 1 Thess. 5:3.

The Alexandria Declaration, groundwork for a one world religion was a process set in motion by British Anglican Canon Andrew White, Special Envoy to the Middle East for former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey.

Since the historic signing of The Alexandria Declaration, heretic Canon White known as the Vicar of Baghdad still continues to pursue the Alexandria peace process with religious leaders…Canon Andrew White’s dedication to the pursuit of peace is internationally recognized. His honors include:

* The William Wilberforce Award – This award was presented by the Chuck Colsen
Center for Christian Worldview
* International Sternberg Prize
* The US Government Cross of Valor
* The Three Faith Forum Prize for Inter-Faith Relations
* Knight Grand Cross Spiritual Protector of the Order of St George
* Grand Commander of the Order of Merit of the Knights Templar of
Jerusalem Woolf Institute Peace Prize
* The Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faith Cambridge Peace Prize
* Grand Commander of the Order of Merit of the Knights Tempar International
* Interfaith Award, British Government
* Special Recognition for Religious Tolerance and Reconciliation
* International First Freedom Award

It should come as no surprise that British Canon White spearheaded the groundwork for religious tract of the peace initiative in the Middle East as the anti-semetic British Anglican Church has been on the cutting edge of uniting the world’s faiths for many years.

A report that has had years to mature even further concerning the growing efforts of Great Britain to develop far reaching religious authority was shared in the Electronic Telegraph article of Jan. 4, 2000 which headlined, “Leaders of nine faiths stand together.”

The article stated that, “Leaders from the nine religious faiths in Britain stood together in the Palace of Westminster yesterday and made a public commitment to “work together for the common good” in the Third Millennium. The unprecedented events, hosted by the Prime Minister, brought together Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Sikhs, Jains, Baha’is and Zoroastrians in the Royal Gallery of the House of Lords. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. George Carey, stood shoulder to shoulder with Chief Rabbi, Dr. Jonathan Sacks, the  secratery general of the Muslim Council of Great Britain, Iqbal Sacranie, and leaders of other faiths…”In a world scarred by the evils of war, racism, injustice and poverty, we offer a joint Act of Commitment”…to work together “to help bring about a better world now and for generations to come”…Tony Blair described the occasion as “progress of a very special sort” for the country which showed how religions, which had often been cause for division, “can reach out across the divide.” Dr. Carey emphasized the Christian nature of the millennial celebrations, but acknowledged “the increasingly important contribution of other faiths.” He said: “This event will, I believe, be seen by future generations as truly historic.”

Canon White is also aiding the New Apostolic Reformation  on their quest to bring forth a global dominionist theocracy.

The Alexandria Declaration

“In January 2002, more than a dozen senior Christians, Jewish and Muslim leaders from the Holy Land met in Alexandria, Egypt and concluded an unprecedented joint declaration pledging themselves to work together for a just and lasting peace. Beginning in the immediate wake of its signing, USIP has provided support through grants and programmatic partnerships to a variety of activities designed to further the goals of that Declaration, engaging Israeli and Palestinian interfaith leadership in the pursuit of peace within and between their communities.

The agreement printed below, became known as the First Declaration of Alexandria of the Religious Leaders of the Holy Land, and pledges the faith leaders to use their religious and moral authority to work for an end to violence and the resumption of the peace process.

First Alexandria Declaration of the Religious Leaders of the Holy Land – January 21, 2002

In the name of God who is the Almighty, Merciful and Compassionate, we who have gathered as religious leaders from the Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities, pray for true peace in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, and declare our commitment to ending the violence and bloodshed that denies the right to life and dignity.

According to our faith traditions, killing innocents in the name of God is a desecration to His Holy name, and defames religion in the world. The violence in in the Holy Land is an evil which must be opposed by all people of good faith. We seek to live together as neighbors, respecting the integrity of each other’s historical and religious inheritance. We call upon all to oppose incitement, hatred, and misrepresentation of the other.

1. The Holy Land is holy to all three of our faiths. Therefore, followers of the divine religions must respect its sanctity, and bloodshed must not be allowed to pollute it. The sanctity and integrity of the Holy Places must be preserved, and the freedom of religious worship must be ensured to all.

2. Palestinians and Israelis must respect the divinely ordained purposes of the Creator by whose grace they live in the same land that is called Holy.

3. We call on all political leaders of both parties to work for a just, secure, and durable solution in the spirit of the words of the Almighty and the prophets.

4. As a first step now, we call for a religiously sanctioned cease-fire, respected and observed from all sides, and for the implementation of the Mitchell and Tenet recommendations, including the lifting of restrictions and return to negotiations.

5. We seek to help to create an atmosphere where present and future generations will co-exist with mutual respect and trust in each other. We call on all to refrain from incitement and demonization, and to educate our future generations accordingly.

6. As religious leaders, we pledge ourselves to continue a joint quest for a just peace that leads to reconciliation in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, for the common good of all our peoples.

7. We announce the establishment of a permanent joint committee to carry out the recommendations of this declaration, and to encourage with our respective political leadership accordingly.

Host & Chair

His Eminence Sheikh Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, Grand Mufti of the Alazhar & His Grace the then-Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey.

Signatories

1. The Shephardi Chief, Rabbi Bakshi Doron
2. The Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel, Rabbi Michael Melchior
3. The Rabbi of Tekoa, Rabbi Menachem Fromen
4. Rabbi David Rosen, President of the World Conference on Religion and Peace
5. The Rabbi of Savyon, Rabbi David Brodman
6. Rabbi Yitzak Ralbag, Rabbi of Malone Dafna
7. Chief Justice of the Sharia Courts, Sheikh Taisir Tamimi
8. Minister of State for the Palestinian Authority, Sheikh Tal El Sider
9. Mufti of the (Palestinian) Armed Forces, Sheikh Abdusalam Abu Schkedem
10. The Mufti of Bethlehem, Sheikh Taweel
11. Representative of the Greek Patriarch, Archbishop Aristarchus
12. The Latin Patriach, His Beatitude Michel Sabbah
13. The Melkite Archbishop, Archbishop Boutros Mualem
14. Representatives of the Armenian Patriarch, Bishop Arist Shivinian and The Bishop of Jerusalem, The Right Reverend Riah Abu El Assal“

United States Institute of Peace http://www.usip.org/programs/Alexandria-Declaration

After the signing of this Declaration, which also has had years to mature, a Permanent Committee for the Implementation of the Alexandria Declaration (PCIAD) was set up..

“Israeli/Palestine Project Work
Briefing Sheet

Following the stagnation of the Oslo Peace accords, Canon Andrew White was approached in the summer of 2001 to ascertain whether anything could be done to engage the religious leadership of Israel and Palestine in the faltering peace process.

After a series of meetings with leaders of all sides, a three-day summit took place in the Egyptian city of Alexandria hosted by the Grand Mufti of AlAzhar, Sheikh Mohammed Sayed Tantawi and chaired by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey. This brought together representatives of the three monotheistic faiths in the region and resulted in the signing of the Alexandria Declaration in January 2002, which contained a joint condemnation of violence and a commitment of working together for peace.

The summit set up a Permanent Committee for the Implementation of the Alexandria Declaration (PCIAD), and this has since met in Jerusalem, Rome, Egypt and London. Many see the Alexandria Process as being the religious track of the Middle East peace process. It aims to complement though not replace the political peace process, and as such has gained the backing of the Israeli Government, the Palestinian Leadership, the British Prime Minister and the US State Department.

The breakdown of the “Road Map” affected the running of the Alexandria Process, which operates best in tandem with a functioning political dialogue. The escalation of the conflict also means that many of the Palestinian delegates encountered severe difficulty in gaining access to PCIAD meetings in Jerusalem, which hampered the momentum of any inter-religious dialogue. Nevertheless, the work continued and a summit for Muslim delegates from the West Bank and Gaza was organized in January 2004 in Cairo. This sought to broaden the support base for the Alexandria Process by empowering moderate Islamic leaders to actively reduce incitement and denounce violent resistance.

Following the death of Yasser Arafat, and the subsequent election of Mahmoud Abbas, new initiatives to revive the peace process have created a fresh impetus amongst the Alexandria Group. Despite the continued difficulty of gaining access to meetings, the Group is determined to take the work forward and is continuing to meet to work through issues.

Propose Project Work

* Establishing two local centers in Gaza and the West Bank, that will partner a
center that exists in Jerusalem, to provide a framework for grassroots
projects to the region. These aim to address community, cultural and
religious issues and facilitate projects that are consistent with FRME’s
strategic objectives. Crucially, the Gaza and the West Bank centers will
engage with local Islamic leaders who have influence over significant parts
of the media, communication with militant groups and a close affiliation to
the Palestinian Authority.
* Establishing practical mechanisms to respond to serious crises that PCIAD
delegates may be able to resolve swiftly and peaceably.
Co-ordinating engagements in Washington and London with religious leaders
From Israel/Palestine in order to give them the opportunity to liaise with
key political, religious and diplomatic figures. This in turn will enable
a better understanding of the various regional needs and will aid the in the
efficient implementation of the projects run by the centers.
* Conducting a consultation on Jerusalem and the Holy Sites with Search for
Common Ground, aided and supported by the USIP, the Church of Norway and the
British Foreign Office. This is in continuation of research and dialogue
between Jewish, Christian and Muslim academics.

Permanent Committee for the Implementation of the Alexandria Declaration http://www.nifcon.anglicancommunion.org/media/111803/Implementation-of-the-Alexandria-Declaration-pdf.

In the not to distant future the anti-Christ will strengthen a covenant with many.

And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Dan. 9:27.

Not very far down the road less traveled the faithful who look to the Son of God for their salvation will hear the heavenly trumpet sound. The rugged path they once traveled will be abandoned and the doors of Eternal Glory will be opened to receive them when they are caught up to Jesus at the event known as the Rapture (I Thess. 4:15-18).

It is a late hour and it cannot be emphasized strongly enough that today is the day for those who do not know Jesus as their personal Saviour to repent ( have a change of mind) and accept the atoning blood sacrifice of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ. The Word of God is everlasting life for those who believe in His Son.

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Psalm 83

It is in fact over the issue of Jerusalem that the whole world will gather for the final great war of mankind, which will bring them face to face with the Creator and Judge of all things, Jesus Christ (Zech. 12:3 & 9); and it will be at this glorious City that the Lord will establish His throne (Zech. 14:9-11 & 16-17).

It is highly possible that the credible reports that Israel has already secretly negotiated a future joint religious administration of Jews, Islamics and Christians over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount may include the one concession which an Israeli Prime Minister would need as an incentive for Orthodox Jews to accept this un- Godly plan.

This concession would be a provision for Jews to once more worship on the Temple Mount, which is presently controlled by the Muslims. Worship on the Temple Mount would entail the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple alongside the Islamic Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque – both of which have been established to be presently located in what would have been the original outer court area of the original Temple of God. This incredible fact harmonizes with the Temple prophecy found in Rev. 11:2, which foretells that during the time when the Tribulation Temple is standing the outer court is not to be evaluated for Gods service. The outer court we are told is to be given to the non-Jews. There are no other non-Jews who would demand ownership of the outer court of the Temple in these last days than the worshippers of Islam, whose third most holiest site on earth stands on this exact spot!

It has been our understanding of Bible prophecy that before this plan is put into motion Middle East peace negotiations will explode into violent warfare, leaving a host of Islamic countries defeated and humbled before the one true God who watches over Israel. This would be the necessary circumstance which would cause the Muslims to accept a Jewish Temple standing along side their centers of worship.

In past messages we have mentioned some of these countries from various prophecies found in the Old Testament. In this message we will be looking at Psalm 83, which consolidates these nations who are destined to become “as stubble before the wind.”

The key to this prophecy is found in verses 3-5, “They have taken crafty counsel against Thy people, and consulted against Thy hidden ones. They have said, come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: They are confederate against Thee.”

Consider these 3 pertinent facts:
1. The following list of nations had never before in history been in a joint confederation against Israel and had never had a unifying component.
2. This confederacy had to have come into existence since Israel became a nation in 1948. This incredible war has never taken place at anytime before in Israel’s ancient history.
3. This confederation against Israel has to in actuality present a unified front personally opposing the very God of Israel – their true bond must be a religious one!

Israel is the manifest, physical evidence that the God of the Bible is the only true God who can fulfill all He has declared.

This prophecy we will be reviewing was recorded centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ. The religion of Islam did not come into existence until apx. 600 years after the birth of Christ. Until that time there were no political ties binding the nations of this prophecy together, let alone any kind of religious union. The religion of Islam laid the foundation for “Arab” unity.

Although the fractured religion of Islam has been at odds over theological disputes for centuries, it was not until May 14, 1948 that the prophesied rebirth of the nation of Israel provided the single most unifying element for this prophesied religious alliance.

The present and final status of Jerusalem is a lit fuse that demands the devoted undivided attention of every sect of Islam found upon the planet.

For Israel to be in possession of Jerusalem, or for Israel to exist at all for that matter, on what is believed to be soil belonging to the people of Allah, is a constant attestation that the Bible contains the true Word of God while Mohamed’s Koran does not. The entire future of the Islamic faith is at risk because of the existence and standing of Israel.

Consider the fact that all of the following nations we will be listing from Psa. 83, which are prophesied to be defeated, whether they be predominantly Sunnis, Shias or Wahhabis, are still all Islamic nations. The Koran is the spiritual foundation which they stand upon.

1. The ancient peoples of Edom and Amalek resided in the areas of what is presently known as Southern Jordan and the lower region of the Gaza strip.
2. The Ishmaelites were located in the northern region of modern day Arabia and the area surrounding the modern Arab Emirates.
3. Moab is Jordan.
4. The Hagarenes find their roots through their mother who was Hagar from Egypt. Also perhaps the area of Sudan might be included when considering its ancient affiliation with Egypt.
5. Gebal & Tyre are Lebanon.
6. The modern-day Philistines would find their assimilation in the Palestinians located in the stretch of land called the Gaza Strip.
7. Assur & the children of Lot are Iraq, along with Jordan, joined in a special relationship according to this prophecy. This binding union can be found in other related prophecies and has repeatedly been shown to be unwaveringly true for these latter days. During the Persian Gulf War and continually thereafter, Jordan has defied the UN in its show of sympathy and even allegiance with Iraq. The present King of Jordan has demonstrated an even closer relationship with Iraq than his deceased father did.
8. The name of Assur must also include modern day Syria. This fact is supported by numerous other passages of Scripture. Assur, or Assyria was the powerful ancient world power formed by the uniting of Babylon and Syria. Babylon (Iraq) and Syria were bitter enemies, even up until the Persian Gulf war in 1990. Today this is no longer true as Iraq and Syria have made major political, economic and military agreements between themselves and have cited Israel as a common enemy that must be destroyed.

Pray for these deceived people of Ps. 83 who are about to plunge headfirst into a firestorm of God’s fury. The Psalmist shared the Love of God for these, who know not what they do, when in verse 16 he prayed that they may come to know the only true God.

The mention of Iraq in Psa. 83 establishes that the war of Jer. 50 & 51 will spill over to include all these surrounding countries. We can establish this fact because, after the Jeremiah war, Iraq will no longer be a fighting force.

The duel mention of Iraq’s defeat in Psa. 83 and Jeremiah confirms the two wars are concurrent.

Ezekiel 21:4,5,21, 25 & 27 tells us that in the day of Babylon’s destruction a “wicked prince” will appear in Israel and God will continually overthrow the nations until Christ comes. God declares that once His “…sword shall go out of its sheath against all flesh it shall not return anymore.”

It is our conviction that the nations will go to war with Israel before the final 7-year covenant of Dan. 9:27 is confirmed by the Anti-Christ. We believe that it could only be after these Islamic nations are defeated that the Jewish Temple will be permitted to be reconstructed and the Old Testament sacrifices restored.

These developments will logically inspire the unprecedented return of the Jews to Israel in the astounding numbers prophesied to take place in these last days. An unshakable rumor that the Anti-Christ may actually be the Messiah will complete the delusion that the day of Israel’s time of peace and prosperity has finally come.

We believe the escalating situation in the Middle East is a warning to all Christians that the world is on the very precipice of the great war of Psa. 83 and likewise, the Rapturous catching up of the Church to Heaven by the Lord Jesus Christ (see I Thess. 4:13-18).

An interesting exercise can be performed by looking at a world map. After eliminating the defeated nations of Psa. 83, review the Bible passage of Ezek. 38:3-8 which describes Magog (i.e. Russia) and its confederate’s future invasion against Israel.

The time is described as a day when Israel has been restored from war and the Jews have returned to Israel from all the nations. At that time Israel is viewed as a refuge of safety.

Now once more looking at the world map, highlight the countries which are listed to unite in the Russian invasion. They are Persia (Iran), Ethiopia, Libya, Gomer (many scholars suggest this may be Germany), Togarmah (Turkey), and all their bands, (this would most likely include the breakaway Islamic republics of the former Soviet Union, the Warsaw Pact nations and the remaining members of the Arab League in North Africa).

As you look at the map of previously overthrown areas you will find that these subdued areas contain the vast majority of the oil wealth of the world. Seventy five percent is the current estimate.

Secondly, notice that the invasion forces of Ezekiel are determined to pillage and to take prey. In other words their objectives are to grab the wealth and litter the ground with victims. The Islamic countries will fulfill the quest for prey by their going to war to take revenge on the Jews, who have nullified the purported divine origin of the Koran by the very existence of their victorious nation. Russia (and Germany?) will be attacking into this vulnerable void in an effort to establish world dominion, which they are convinced can be attained by controlling the world’s oil wealth. Their plan to destroy Israel, then loot the region, will fail (see Ezek. 38:4).

These are the last days and we cannot emphasize strongly enough that today is the day for those who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour to repent (have a change of mind) and put your faith in the atoning blood sacrifice of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ. The Word of God is everlasting life for those who believe in His Son.

J. B. Mokhriby

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