Friday, January 4, 2013


Opening night at Passion 2013:

Chris Rosebrough of Fighting for the Faith describes the Passion 2013 event, making reference to Erin Benziger's thorough and revealing article at Do Not Be Surprised, titled "Jesus Culture and Judah Smith to Join Piper, Moore, Chan and Others at Giglio's Passion 2013":
Who is Louis Giglio? Pastor of "Passion City Church" in Atlanta, Georgia. Let him preach tolerance to you here at Passion 2012 with John Piper approving:
And Giglio at the Liberty University Convocation Nov. 2, 2012 where he promoted Passion 2013 and his goal of seeing "spiritual awakening" come to college campuses worldwide:


    The following is a rather mixed bag of what's happening in the emerging church, incorporating Catholic contemplative mysticism, mind-emptying meditation, with a heavy emphasis on "experiencing God" and where this all leads. "Passion" is not the passion of Christ in these venues. The idea is we can all have unity if we are strictly non-dogmatic and non-doctrinal.
    Here the alleged "Glory Cloud" (small glitter flakes) descends and floats down around the crowd at Bethel Church, Redding, California. This is what is called "camping around the presence", i.e., "the presence over the Word".
At other times the alleged "Glory Cloud" has allegedly floated up from the floor!

Close examination of the phony "Glory Cloud" glitter:
The great "reformed" John Piper leading Catholic contemplative "Lectio Divina" at Passion 2012:

Beth Moore also leading the mystical "Lectio Divina"

"Jesus Culture" live in Chicago, now at Passion 2013 to give a giant boost to everyone's "spirit":
Compare this with the multisensory E.P.I.C. (experiential, participatory, image-rich, and connected/communal) Worship coined by Leonard Sweet, postmodern New Age, "Christian" mystic, in his book "The Gospel According to Starbuck's". For example Martha Munizzi sells EPIC here:
Followed by a "prophetic interlude" (false gospel) for you sinners that is devoid of Jesus Christ, repentance, etc, but filled with feelings and experience, as is typical with all the emergents:


A one hour video is below of Diet Eman, age 92, who was and is a "righteous" person for saving many Jews and resisting the Nazis. She is a concentration camp survivor as well. Here is her personal story and testimony:

In addition, Lighthouse Trails Research has an excellent article about her and her book "Things We Couldn't Say" at: Included in this article is a video of Hitler in 1935 at the "Reichsparteitag" stressing unity of industry, state and church, Peter Drucker style (three legged stool). The video is titled: "Speech During a Reichsparteitag (Reich Party Day rally) to the Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth)". Wait for the 3:05 minute mark for the translation of Hitler's speech. Hitler said: "He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future". Do you know a leader like this today? Beware these unaccountable ALL POWERFUL LEADERS (FUHRERS), whether in churches or in government!


The rotten charismatic/pentecostal/"signs and wonders" fruit of Lonnie Frisbee is still corrupting to this day. The search for the so-called "radical middle" between fundamentalism and pentecostalism, otherwise known as "power evangelism" (along with the necessary display of questionable "gifts of the Holy Spirit) is typical of Calvary Chapel, founded by Chuck Smith, the Vineyard Church founded by John Wimber, and Sovereign Grace Ministries, founded by  C.J. Mahaney, who were ultimately influenced by the Jesus People of the sixties and Lonnie Frisbee as you will see in the Wikipedia articles here:, here:, and here: SGM, however, has morphed away from pentecostal displays of these gifts toward a more refined or "reformed" Calvinist stance. All three regardless, have had their issues, their corruption, and their own particular problems. The overarching similarities are the authoritarianism, powerful leadership, and members signing covenants agreeing to be submissive, non-judgmental, and non-divisive, and especially not discerning.
A very good description of the "spiritual formation" thrust in the Vineyard movement is in this: and Lighthouse Trails Research's article, "The Vineyard Movement Grabs Hold of Contemplative Spirituality" at:
More to come.


Here is the link to the 23 page lawsuit filed against various defendants associated with the Calvary Chapel churches: That plus at least a second lawsuit also filed as per the article here: The last known activity has been a request for dismissal of the first suit sometime in 2012.


At Proclaim and Defend, there is a three (3) part article examining Sovereign Grace Music from Sovereign Grace Ministries compared with Getty-Townend Music at:
Followed by David Cloud's,, reviews here in the free e-book below, wherein the Gettys (page 139-140) and Townend (page 360) are reviewed with a similar but somewhat different take. Unfortunately, Cloud has nothing to say about SGM (yet). Knowing Cloud, he will soon enough have good reason to take them on too.



This is an article from Mike Gendron, a former Catholic, of Proclaiming the Gospel, exposing the false doctrines of the harlot church of Revelation, the Roman Catholic Church.

Mary Quite Contrary
Roman Catholicism continues to pervert the true Mary of Scripture in ways that defy the imagination. The Catholic Mary, as described in the 1994 edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is a satanic diversion that leads Catholics away from a pure devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 11:3). Rome attributes to Mary many of the divine attributes that are unique to the Lord Jesus. The end result is a counterfeit version of Mary whom Catholics venerate and trust as the channel of all grace. Rome says both Jesus and Mary were immaculately conceived, born without sin, lived sinless lives and now intercede as our advocates. Jesus ascended into heaven, the Catholic Mary was bodily assumed into heaven; Jesus is the second Adam, Mary is the second Eve; Jesus is the King of kings, Mary is the Queen of heaven and earth; Jesus is the mediator, Mary is the co-mediatrix and Jesus is the redeemer, Mary is the co-redeemer. Catholics have also declared that it is Mary, not Jesus, that crushes the head of Satan, the serpent. This blasphemous error originated from the mistranslation of Genesis 3:15 from Jerome's Latin Vulgate to the Douay-Rheims English translation. The lie continues today when Catholics celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Catholics are commanded, under the penalty of sin, to accept these myths about Mary as divine truth.  
Now according to Carl Anderson, the head of the Knights of Columbus, Mary is the best evangelist. "She is the evangelist par excellence, in part because she enters the world...from the beatific vision, a state of supreme closeness to God," he said Dec. 10 at the Ecclesia in America Conference in Rome. "Her example and continued motherhood of all peoples is a sure path today for the new evangelization." Read more. 

Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles is calling for Catholics to "turn to Mary in a new way." He described Advent (a season historically observed as a time of preparing for the coming of Jesus) as "a season of Mary." He recommended that Catholics try to set aside time every day to think about the Virgin Mary or to look at a picture of her. "Talk to her as her child. Tell her everything that's on your mind." Read more.

Of all the heresies concerning Mary which are embraced by Roman Catholics, her perpetual virginity may be the most bizarre. Historically, Christians have always recognized Mary had four sons and at least two daughters after Jesus was born. This quizzical and outlandish tradition declares Mary's virginal integrity was not violated when she gave birth to Jesus. According to para. 499 of the Catechism, "The deepening of faith in the virginal motherhood led the Church to confess Mary's real and perpetual virginity even in the act of giving birth to the Son of God made man. In fact, Christ's birth "did not diminish his mother's virginal integrity but sanctified it."
In the Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma, Dr. Ludwig Ott states, "In the power of the grace of Redemption merited by Christ, Mary, by her spiritual entering into the sacrifice of her Divine Son for men, madeatonement for the sins of men, and merited the application of the redemptive grace of Christ. In this manner she co-operates in the subjective redemption of mankind" (page 213). Here the Catholic Church is claiming that Mary made atonement for the sins of men!  
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches "Mary did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation" (para. 969). "The Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things. You conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver our souls from death" (para. 966). Mary, "by special grace of God, committed no sin of any kind during her whole earthly life" (para. 411). She "was the cause of salvation for herself and the whole human race" (para. 494). Those who seek Mary's protection will be saved for all eternity. These doctrines have robbed God of His glory and have resulted in Catholics showing greater devotion to Mary than to Christ.  
It is our prayer that Catholics would spend more time in the inspired Word of God instead of believing the uninspired words of men. When a crowd told Jesus that His mother was looking for Him, He gave this profound response, "For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother" (Mark 3:32-25).