11 Timothy 3:1 and 3:13, warn “…that in the latter days perilous times shall come” and “… evil men and seducers shall wax worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
In 1997, Jimmy Swaggart boldly claimed that the Lord had given him a new revelation of the cross. As the Gospel is everlasting, there cannot be any new revelations given to the Church. Therefore, Jimmy Swaggart’s claim is in total opposition to the Word of God.
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Jude 1:3.
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8.
Furthermore, Jimmy Swaggart’s cross is not the cross of Christ.
Many have voiced concern as to the strange white outlined “crosses” on the red carpet in Family Worship Center’s auditorium. These six white “crosses” run between the pews leading up to the “platform,” where they can be walked on. This is a practice the Knights Templar were accused of. Also, the “crosses” have been designed to include an arrow at the top of the cross pointing downward. It is interesting to note that the downward pointing arrow is clearly visible to Jimmy Swaggart and others from their positions on the “platform” when preaching their “message of the cross.” See the six “crosses” at:http://www.jsm.org/Evangelist/January2013.pdf
Further cause for concern are the graphics used for the 2011, and 2012, Crossfire ‘Generation of the Cross’ international youth conference which includes the cross of Lorraine (ancient cross of the Knights Templar,) disguised as a man with outstretched arms standing in front of a cross, and the sun symbol (symbolic of illumination and enlightenment.)
The emblem of the Lorraine cross was also used by alchemists as a symbol of earth and spirit by combining the square earth cross with the cross of Christ. When drawn symmetrically, it is symbolic of “As above, so below.”
Crossfire Youth Ministries now have a new website and have changed the above mentioned graphics for their 2012 international youth conference.
The Lorraine Cross is also very cleverly depicted on the spine of Jimmy Swaggart’s Bible Commentaries along with a capstone above the cross and a V below the cross. Those with discernment will recognize that this is a symbol for As Above, so Below, (see The Evangelist, December, 2012, p. 41.) And like the “crosses” on the carpet at FWC, this symbol is very easily overlooked. Interestingly, this double cross is also worn by the 33° initiates in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
The Lorraine Cross can also be seen on the cover of Raising A Modern Day Knight Training Guide and Devotional (see Raising A Modern Day Knights Templar).
On November 5, 2012: After a three week absence Francis Swaggart returned to her host chair and a new set. This new black and red set is very dark, mysterious, and mesmerizing, more suitable for a ritulistic ceremony than a Christian television program. The round table in the center of this garish set should send up a red flag as the “object” on top of the table, when viewed from a certain angle, is a Knights Templar cross. (See Francis and Friends program archives at http://sonlifetv.com/category/frances-and-friends/ )
Knights Templar Crusader Cross.
When considering the ‘crosses’ at JSM and his false teaching of putting ones “total “Faith” in the Cross to the conclusion of everything else” (Jimmy Swaggart’s comments on Matthew 10:38, The Expositor’s Study Bible, p.1664.), a teaching which excludes the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, it is evident that Jimmy Swaggart’s “Message of the Cross” is a doctrine of demons.
An in-depth expose of Jimmy Swaggart’s teaching on the cross is posted at: http://www.cobblestoneroadministry.org/JimmySwaggart_theCross.html
These are the last days and the only question which remains critical at this point is, are you ready for the close of the Church Age and the glorification and gathering together of the body of Christ?
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so shall we ever be with the Lord.” I Thessalonians 4:16-17.
You can be sure right now by repenting of your sins 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.