Wednesday, May 31, 2017

"What is the Pentecostal Church?

Question: "What is the Pentecostal Church (Pentecostalism) and what do Pentecostals believe?"

Answer:
Pentecostalism is a fairly modern movement within Christianity that can be traced back to the Holiness movement in the Methodist Church. A major focus of Pentecostal churches is Holy Spirit baptism as evidenced by speaking in tongues. There are approximately 170 different denominations that identify themselves as Pentecostal.

Toward the end of the 19th century, there was a dramatic rise in religious fervor as various groups anticipated the end of history and the return of Christ in 1900. Much of this fervor was driven by the revival meetings held by those in the Holiness movement, and there were occasional reports of people speaking in tongues. The first widespread use of tongues was at a revival in Topeka, Kansas, in January 1900, led by Charles Parham. Agnes Ozman, a Methodist, began to speak in tongues, and others in the meeting eventually followed suit. In 1906, a series of revival meetings on Azusa Street in Los Angeles led to a widespread experience of tongues-speaking, which spread to many parts of the country. The meetings were led by William Seymour, one of Charles Parham's students. Parham and Seymour eventually parted ways, because Parham believed many of the manifestations of Azusa Street were of the flesh, or perhaps even demonic. By 1909, Seymour had excluded all but African-Americans from holding office in the mission, and the ministry eventually faded into history.

Though the Azusa Street mission had a brief life, its impact on the Pentecostal movement has been a lasting one. Many new churches and missions were founded across America which carried the new emphasis on seeking the baptism of the Spirit as evidenced by speaking in tongues. Today, there are over 200,000,000 denominational Pentecostals and another 200,000,000 who identify themselves as Pentecostal or charismatic in mainline churches.

There are three main divisions within the Pentecostal movement. The original group which came out of the Holiness churches (Methodist and Nazarene), sees three progressive steps in the life of a believer which indicate growth and blessing. The first step is justification, which is the forgiveness of sins that comes from putting faith in Jesus Christ. The second step is sanctification, or the second blessing, which was first taught by John Wesley in his “A Plain Account of Christian Perfection” (1766). The essence of this doctrine is an inner purity of heart and an infusion of power, whereby the believer no longer practices sin. This is sometimes followed by the third step, the “baptism of the Spirit,” as evidenced by speaking in tongues or other signs. The Church of God in Christ and the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee, are two major denominations in this group.

The second division is comprised of those who came out of a Baptist background, but were heavily influenced by the Holiness revivals of the late 1800s. The Assemblies of God was founded in 1914 under the leadership of Eudorus N. Bell, who had been a Southern Baptist pastor. The key difference in doctrine for this group is that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is available for anyone, regardless of attaining sanctification.

The third division is the Oneness Pentecostals. At the meeting which formed the Church of God in Christ (1914), there was intense debate over Trinitarian doctrine. While the majority of Holiness believers held to the traditional belief in the Trinity, there was a growing group which held to a modalist belief and affirmed that baptism should be done in Jesus' name only. Another tenet of this group is the necessity of speaking in tongues as evidence of salvation. This group was to form the United Pentecostal Church and the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, among others.

What are we to make of this movement? The early Holiness believers recognized that Christianity ought to result in visible changes in a person's life. The focus of many early prayer meetings was to “throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles” (Hebrews 12:1). These earnest believers wanted to run their race faithfully and were seeking God's help to do so. As that earnestness gave way to emotional religious fervor, doctrines were developed to explain and support the emotions and experiences. For many today, the emphasis is on the excitement, the experience, or the new word of prophecy. Some of the questionable foundations laid by John Wesley (e.g., a second blessing of perfection) paved the way for later Pentecostal doctrines of new works of the Spirit. Some Pentecostals allow experience to trump scriptural teaching and attempt to conform Scripture to what they “know by experience.” But fervent experience, even when it involves miracles, is not the test of true faith (see Matthew 7:22–23). Peter affirmed the value of Scripture over experience when he said, “We also have a more sure Word of prophecy, to which you do well to take heed, as to a light that shines in a dark place” (2 Peter 1:19).

Recommended Resource: Complete Guide to Christian Denominations: Understanding the History, Beliefs, and Differences by Ron Rhodes


Related Topics:

What is the Assemblies of God Church, and what do they believe?

What is the United Pentecostal Church?

What is the Apostolic Church and what do Apostolics believe?

What is a Foursquare Church?

What is a Full Gospel church?

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Heidi Baker and the New Apostolic Reformation



CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND WATCH THE VIDEOS BY SANDY SIMPSON EXPOSING THE CULT- THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION:
For more on Bill Johnson:
http://www.thebereancall.org/content/...

Bethel: http://jesuscultureawakening.blogspot...

Reinhard Bonnke: http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/r... http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/b...

False Annointing: http://www.spiritual-research-network...

John Wimber/Vineyard: http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/j...

TD Jakes: http://carm.org/td-jakes

Todd Bentley: http://www.gotquestions.org/Todd-Bent...

Toronto Blessing: http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/b...

Third Wave Movement: http://www.gotquestions.org/Third-Wav...

How to Interpret the Bible: http://alwaysbeready.com/hermeneutics

Healing Rooms: http://www.rejoicenow.nl/page/healing...

Other helpful links and resources: http://www.4discernment.com/links---r...

View Complete Videos:

Lakeland: The Movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDEsXV...

Todd Bentley's Wife and her vision of Wild Elephants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjMYq...

Chuck Pierce and The New Apostolic Reformation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfkkW...

Episode 62 No Compromise Radio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCG0b-...

Most clips were taken directly from the heretics themselves or their followers. Therefore, their channels will not be endorsed. If you have any questions about the context of a certain clip, it can be uploaded in full. Eventually some will be uploaded and examined.

☆ The Marks of a Cult: Full Version




What Is a Religious Cult?

WHAT IS A CULT?- Introduction
With such an overwhelming number of religious groups around these days, it is necessary to understand the difference between a legitimate religious group and a cult. What exactly is a cult?
WHAT IS A CULT- Definitions
There are two ways to define a cult. The first way to describe a cult is popular in the secular media. From this perspective, a cult is a religious or semi-religious sect whose members are controlled almost entirely by a single individual or by an organization.
This kind of cult is usually manipulative, demanding total commitment and loyalty from its followers. Converts are usually cut off from all former associations, including their own families. The Hare Krishnas, the Family of Love led by Moses David Berg, and Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church are some examples of this kind of a cult.
The second way to define a cult is popular in evangelical Christian circles. From this perspective, a cult is any group that deviates from the orthodox teachings of the historic Christian faith being derived from the Bible and confirmed through the ancient ecumenical creeds.
WHAT IS A CULT- Psuedo-Christian Cults
These groups deny or distort fundamental Christian doctrines such as the Trinity, the deity of Christ, and salvation by grace through faith alone. Some cults that would fall into this category are the Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Science, The Way International, and the Unity School of Christianity.
Most of these cults claim to be Christian, and even consider the Bible to be authoritative. But they manipulate the Scriptures to fit their own beliefs. Although they may claim to serve Jesus Christ, and may even use the same terminology orthodox Christians use, their definitions are vastly different.
WHAT IS A CULT- The Dangers of False Teachings
These groups do not lead to the Christ of the Bible, but to another Jesus and another gospel (2 Cor. 11:1-4; Gal. 1:8,9). We must therefore reject these false teachings, and “earnestly contend for the faith which was once and for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). And, of course, remember the Bible also goes on to admonish us that we must do this with gentleness, and with respect. Remember, you must present the message, but you need to recognize that it is only the Holy Spirit that changes the heart.
On the cults and answering the question “What is a cult”, that’s the Bible Answer Man Perspective. I’m Hank Hanegraaff.

Friday, May 26, 2017

JEWS for JESUS vs JEWS for JUDAISM DEBATE (Ex Jew for Jesus Julius Ciss ...



THE VIDEOS  AND ARTICLES BELOW ARE A REBUTTAL TO JEWS
 FOR JUDAISM PRESENTED IN THE ABOVE VIDEO WITH GUEST JULIUS CISS

"And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.
ZECHARIAH 12:10



Y E S H U A
IN THE TANAKH

(The Name of JESUS in the Old Testament)

A chain holding a Menorah scene should appear here..
Arthur E. Glass
In dealing with my Jewish brethren for the past many years in Canada, the United States,
Argentina and Uruguay. I had one great difficulty, and it was this: My Jewish people would
always fling at me this challenging question,
"If Jesus is our Messiah, and the whole Old Testament is about Him,
how come His name is never mentioned
in It even once?"
   I could never answer it satisfactorily to their way of thinking, and I admit I often wondered why His name was not actually written in the Old Bible.  Oh, yes, I could show them His divine titles  in Isaiah 7:149:6 and Jeremiah 23:5,6, and even the word MESSIAH in several places; but the Hebrew name that would be equal to Jesus, that I could not show.  Then one day the Holy Spirit opened my eyes, and I just shouted.  There was the very NAME, Jesus, found in the Old Testament about 100 times all the way from GENESIS to HABAKKUK!  Yes, the very word - the very NAME - that the angel Gabriel used in Luke 1:31 when he told Mary about the Son she was to have.  "Where do we find that NAME?" you ask.  Here it is, friend: Every time the Old Testament uses the word SALVATION (especially with the Hebrew suffix meaning "my," thy," or "his"), with very few exceptions (when the word is impersonal), it is the very same word, YESHUA (Jesus), used in Matthew 1:21. Let us remember that the angel who spoke to Mary and the angel who spoke to Joseph in his dream did not speak in English, Latin, or Greek, but in Hebrew; and neither were Mary or Joseph slow to grasp the meaning and significance of the NAME of this divine Son and its relation to His character and His work of salvation.  For in the Old Testament all great characters were given names with a specific and significant meaning.
   For example, in Genesis 5:29Lamech called his son Noah [Comfort], saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and tell of our hands.  In Genesis 10:25, Eber calls his firstborn son, Peleg [Division]; for in his days was the earth divided.  The same is true of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob (changed to Israel-God's Prince), and all of Jacob's sons (see Genesis, chapters 29-32).  In Exodus 2:10, Pharaoh's daughter called the baby rescued from the Nile, Moses [Drawn-Forth]: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.  And so we can go on and on to show the deep significance of Hebrew names. 
   Now then, when the angel spoke to Joseph, husband of Mary, the mother of our Lord, this is what he really said and what Joseph actually understood:  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus [YESHUA (SALVATION)]: for he shall save [or salvage] his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21).  This text was so forcibly brought home to my soul soon after I was converted over 24 years ago, that I saw the whole plan of the Old Testament in that one ineffable and blessed NAME.
So let us proceed to show clearly the Hebrew name YESHUA
(Greek = Iesus  English = Jesus) in the Old Testament.
   When the great Patriarch Jacob was ready to depart from this world, he by the Holy Spirit was blessing his sons and prophetically foretelling their future experiences in those blessings.  In verse 18 of Genesis 49 he exclaims, I have waited for thy salvation, 0 Lord!   What he really did say and mean was, "To thy YESHUA (Jesus) I am looking, 0 Lord"; or, "In thy YESHUA (Jesus) I am hoping (trusting), Lord!"  That makes much better sense.
   Of course YESHUA (Jesus) was the One in Whom Jacob was trusting to carry him safely over the chilly waters of the river of death. Jacob was a saved man, and did not wait until his dying moments to start trusting in the Lord. He just reminded God that he was at the same time comforting his own soul.
In Psalms 9:14, David bursts forth, I will rejoice in thy salvation.
What he actually did say and mean was, "I will rejoice in (with) thy YESHUA (Jesus)."
   IPsalm 91:14-16 God says, Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high [raise him above circumstances], because he hath known my name.  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.  With long life [eternal life] will I satisfy him, and show him my [YESHUA (Jesus)] salvation.  Of course. That promise is realized in Revelation 22:34: And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it: and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see HIS face. 
   In Isaiah 12:23 we have something wonderful.  Here SALVATION is mentioned three times.  The reader will be much blessed by reading these glorious verses in his Bible, but let me give them as they actually read in the original Hebrew with Jesus as the embodiment and personification of the word SALVATION: Behold, might (or, God the mighty One) is my YESHUA (Jesus-in His pre-incarnation and eternal existence); I will trust and not be afraid:, for JAH-JAHOVAH is my strength and my song; He also is become my YESHUA (Jesus).... And the WORD (Jesus incarnate) became flesh, and dwelt among us. (John 1: 14). ... Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of YESHUA [Jesus - waters of salvation flowing forth from Golgotha]."
   Something very interesting occurred one spring in St. Louis: I was visiting in the home of our friends, Brother and Mrs. CharlesSiegelman, and another Jew was present there. He claimed Jewish orthodoxy for his creed.  Of course the conversation centered around Him Who is the Center of all things -- Jesus.  This good Jewish brother opposed the claims of Yeshua in the Old Testament verbally, and in a friendly fashion, most violently.  His best offensive weapon, he  thought, was to fling at me and at all of us there the well-known challenge: "You can't find the name of 'Jesus' in the Old Testament;" and this he did.
   I did not answer him directly, but asked him to translate for us from my Hebrew Bible, Isaiah 62:11. Being a Hebrew scholar, he did so with utmost ease, rapidly, and correctly; and here is what and how he translated that text verbatim: Behold, Jehovah has proclaimed unto the end of the world. Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold thy YESHUA[ Jesus] cometh; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.  Just then he crimsoned as he realized what he had done and how he had played into my hands, and he just fairly screamed out, "No!  no! You made me read it 'thy YESHUA' Jesus], Mr. Glass!  You tricked me!" I said, "No, I did not trick you, I just had you read the Word of God for yourself.  Can't you see that here SALVATION is a Person and not a thing or an event?  HE Comes, 'HIS reward is with HIM, and His work before him.'  Then he rushed at his own Old Testament, talking away frantically saying, "I'm sure mine is different from yours." And when he found the passage, he just dropped like a deflated balloon.  His Old Testament was, of course, identical. All he could use as an escape from admitting defeat was to deny the divine inspiration of the book of Isaiah.
   Then skipping on to Habakkuk, we have the greatest demonstration of the NAME "Jesus" in the Old Testament; for here we have both the name as well as the title of the Savior.  In Habakkuk 3:13 we read literally from the original Hebrew: Thou wentest forth with the YESHA [variant of  ESHUA-Jesus] of [or for] thy people; with YESHUA thy MESSIAH [thine Anointed One: i.e., with Jesus thy Anointed] thou woundest the head of the house of the wicked one [Satan].  Here you have it!  The very NAME given to our Lord in the New Testament - JESUS CHRIST!  So don't let anyone - Jew or Gentile - tell you that the Name JESUS is not found in the Old Testament.  And so when the aged Simeon came to the Temple, led there by the Holy Spirit, and took the baby Yeshua in his arms, he said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation [YESHUA (Jesus)] (Luke 2:29-30). Certainly!  Not only did his eyes see God's Salvation - God's YESHUA (Jesus) - but he felt Him and touched Him.  His believing heart beat with joy and assurance as he felt the loving heart of God throbbing in the heart of the holy infant YESHUA.
And thou shalt call his name Jesus (SALVATION = YESHUA);
for he shall save [salvage] his people from their sins!
Yesha’yahu – Isaiah 53:1-12
Isaiah 53 in Hebrew should appear here.
How about you? Have you received your Redeemer, the Stone whom the builders rejected?
In Him is life, light and joy and in His sacrifice is forgiveness of sin.


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Monday, May 8, 2017

Explosive Jackie O tapes 'reveal how she believed Lyndon B Johnson killed JFK and had affair with movie star'

  • She will allegedly reveal affair with actor William Holden
  • Believed Vice-President Johnson was behind husband's assassination
Former first lady Jackie Kennedy is said to have made the tapes within months of JFK's assassination


Former first lady Jackie Kennedy is said to have made the tapes within months of JFK's assassination
Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband John F Kennedy, ‘explosive’ recordings are set to reveal.
The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that her husband’s successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him.
She became convinced that the then vice president, along with businessmen in the South, had orchestrated the Dallas shooting, with gunman Lee Harvey Oswald – long claimed to have been a lone assassin – merely part of a much larger conspiracy.
Texas-born Mr Johnson, who served as the state’s governor and senator, completed Mr Kennedy’s term and went on to be elected president in his own right.
The tapes were recorded with leading historian Arthur Schlesinger Jnr within months of the assassination on November 22, 1963, and had been sealed in a vault at the Kennedy Library in Boston.
The then Mrs Kennedy, who went on to marry Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, had ordered that they should not be released until  50 years after her death, with some reports suggesting she feared that her revelations might make her family targets for revenge.
She died 17 years ago from cancer aged 64 and now her daughter, Caroline Kennedy, has agreed to release the recordings early.
John and Jackie Kennedy with daughter Caroline, who allowed the tapes to be released to ABC in return for their cancelling of the mini series about the family

John and Jackie Kennedy with daughter Caroline, who allowed the tapes to be released to ABC in return for their cancelling of the mini series about the family

Portrait of actor William Holden (1918-1981).
Portrait of actor William Holden (1918-1981).
Jackie is said to reveal her affair with actor William Holden, pictured above, which she did in retaliation for her husband's many flings

In the tapes, Jackie allegedly blames President Lyndon Johnson for the death of JFK, who took over the post from her husband after his assassination

In the tapes, Jackie allegedly blames President Lyndon Johnson for the death of JFK, who took over the post from her husband after his assassination
Daughter Caroline Kennedy released the 'explosive' tapes


Daughter Caroline Kennedy released the 'explosive' tapes
A programme featuring the tapes will be aired by U.S. network ABC, and it is understood British broadcasters are in talks to show it here too.
ABC executives claimed the tapes’ revelations were ‘explosive’.
They are believed to include the suggestion that Mr Kennedy was having an affair with a 19-year-old White House intern, with his wife even claiming that she found knickers in their bedroom.
And they go on to reveal that she too had affairs – one with Hollywood star William Holden and another with Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli – as a result of the president’s indiscretions. It has also been claimed that, in the weeks before Mr Kennedy’s assassination, the couple had turned a corner in their relationship and were planning to have more children.
Historian Edward Klein, who has written several books on the Kennedy clan, said: ‘Jackie regarded the pretty young things in the White House as superficial flings for Jack. She did retaliate by having her own affairs.
‘There was a period during which she was delighted to be able to annoy her husband with her own illicit romances.’
It is believed that Caroline, 53, agreed to the early release of the tapes in exchange for ABC dropping its £10million drama series about the family.
The Kennedys, starring Tom Cruise’s wife Katie Holmes as Jackie, critically charted the family’s political and personal trials and tribulations since the 1930s. The series was eventually broadcast on an independent cable channel,  and on BBC2 in the UK, against Caroline’s wishes.
A spokesman for ABC said the claims about the content of the tapes were 'erroneous'.
He said: ‘The actual content of the tapes provide unique and important insight into our recent past from one of the most fascinating and influential First Ladies in American history.’
The broadcaster did not reply to repeated requests for comment and would not clarify what was on the tapes, saying the programme was not scheduled for broadcast until mid-September.







 THE TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES OF JFK'S SEXUAL SINS & WHY HE WAS KILLED FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE


 


 JFK once said to a friend :


"'I get a migraine headache if I don't get a strange piece of a** daily"             


Hebrews 13:4New International Version (NIV)

4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

King James Bible Proverbs 11:3
The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
MANY PEOPLE OVER THE PAST 50 PLUS YEARS HAVE WONDERED WHY GOD PERMITTED JFK TO BE ASSASSINATED WHEN HE HAD THE ULTIMATE POWER TO PREVENT SUCH A TRAGEDY. I HAVE TRIED TO FIND AN ANSWER  TO THIS QUESTION FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE.  I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO COME ACROSS THE ABOVE VERSE WHICH OFFERS A VALID EXPLANATION. CHRISTIANS MUST REMEMBER THAT SEXUAL RELATIONS IS SANCTIONED BY GOD ONLY BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE. GOD WILL DEAL SEVERELY WITH THOSE WHO DO OTHERWISE. ALSO GOD SAYS IN HIS WORD THAT HIS SPIRIT WILL NOT CONTEND WITH MAN FOREVER cf GENESIS 6:3. GOD SENT DR. BILLY GRAHAM TO  PRESIDENT JFK TO BE HIS SPIRITUAL ADVISOR. YET JFK FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON, KNOWN ONLY TO GOD NEVER REPENTED OF HIS ADULTEROUS LIFESTYLE. JFK BELIEVED THAT HIS SEXUAL SINS WAS ALL FUN AND GAMES. IT ULTIMATELY LED TO HIS ETERNAL DEMISE. AND GOD HAD NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO CLOSE THE FINAL CHAPTER ON JFK'S LIFE AND SURRENDER JFK TO THE DESIRES OF HIS ENEMIES. LET THIS BE A WARNING TO ALL OF US. REMEMBER THE THE WORDS OF JESUS IN JOHN 8:44: "THE DEVIL IS A MURDERER FROM THE BEGINNING".