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Saturday, July 26, 2014

DECLINE & FALL: JONAS BROTHERS ALLEGED CHRISTIAN SALVATION & "PURITY" RINGS~ECUMENICAL ASSOCIATIONS~PRODUCTS OF AN APOSTATE ECUMENICAL UPBRINGING

Nick Jonas of Jonas Brothers 

To Release ‘Racy’ Video 

Decrying Chaste Upbringing

EXCERPTS:
"Nicholas Jonas, one-third of the former boy band The Jonas Brothers and son of a former worship leader and pastor, is reportedly gearing up to release a “racy” new music video in which he decries his years being “trapped” in the chaste character of Nick Jonas.
Warren applauded the trio as being “followers of Jesus Christ,” noting their commitment to wear purity rings until marriage as he gave the brothers the stage to sing some of their most popular secular hits.
But some expressed concern, stating that The Jonas Brothers’ music was not reflective of Christianity and that their appearance at Saddleback was anything but honoring to God.
“How anyone, especially someone who claims the name of Christ and claims to read and know His word, could look at something like the mess that was presented by Saddleback Church … and not have problems with it, is beyond me,” wrote blogger Mike Corley.
Others also began to express outrage over the content of the brothers’ music videos, which was suggestive and sexual in nature."
“The video was about a love relationship and showed [Joe Jonas] and another girl naked in a bath tub. … He was also in bed, half dressed with a girl that we later see in a tee and panties.
“They said they were Christian,” one fan remarked about the Jonas brothers, “but I feel like they’re either falling away from God, or they never really were Christian in the first place.”
KEVIN JONAS' NEW JERSEY MANSION;
KITCHEN & WINE CELLAR AT KEVIN JONAS' MANSION
KEVIN JONAS' TEXAS MANSION

"BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER":
CELEBRATING AN APOSTATE EASTER 2010 
WITH RICK WARREN & THE JONAS BROTHERS

SEE: 

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/service-242536-warren-church.html


Rick Warren’s ‘Sermon on the Mound’ at Angel Stadium, 
the Jonas Brothers, and a 7.2 magnitude earthquake:
EXCERPTS:
Pastor Warren used the baseball diamond to illustrate the parallels between the game and life. “Baseball is a game of numbers in which every player falls short of perfection – nobody bats a thousand. Similarly, in life, while we have all had a few hits or scored a few runs, we strike out a lot. Remember, God isn’t mad at you, He’s mad about you; whatever you’ve done, He doesn’t want to rub it in, He wants to rub it out.”
The Jonas Brothers carried on the theme of the event, beginning with “Hold On,” introduced by Joe Jonas as a song of hope. The group ended with “Gotta Find You,” a song co-written by Saddleback member Adam Watts. During the second song, “A Little Bit Longer,” Nick Jonas paused to share a personal testimony and challenge to those attending.
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PHIL JOHNSON WROTE:
http://thechristianworldview.com/tcwblog/index.php?s=JONAS
"His church’s Easter service at Angel Stadium last week was headlined by the Jonas Brothers (who sang a love song from a Disney movie as if it were a song of praise to God). And Warren’s sermon on the resurrection was a paean to Possibility Thinking—assuring people that God wanted to do a miracle to revive their broken dreams. That, Warren said, is the meaning of the resurrection. (And, “Remember, God isn’t mad at you, He’s mad about you.”)"
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Rick Warren's Saddleback Church 30th Anniversary:

Nick Jonas' "A Little Bit Longer" Piano Solo & Speech 

(NOT A TESTIMONY OF SALVATION)-

Easter Day, 2010

Uploaded on Apr 4, 2010

The Jonas Brothers performed at the Angel Stadium on Easter day, 04/04/10, for the Saddleback Church. Kevin, Joe and Nick firstly performed Hold on, with Nick following with an "A Little Bit Longer" solo, alongside his speech. All three brothers closed up with "Gotta Find You" which was WRITTEN by a Saddleback Church founder.

Are the Jonas Brothers Christians (?):

LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER "PURITY RINGS"

Jonas Brothers Christian Interview - 

they talk about their faith and their church, 

with Robert Morris their pastor:

SEE:

ROBERT MORRIS TEAMS UP WITH HYBELS, NOBLE AND WORD FAITH PREACHER TIM ROSS:


EXCERPTS:
"Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church perhaps may be best known for his Blessed Life sermon series and accompanying book.
His message from this series is quite popular among attractional, seeker-driven pastors. Why? Because the core of this message is that one must tithe to one’s church in order for God to be able to bless him. Of course, mega church pastors thrive on this type of message, which is largely driven from a misuse of Malachi 3:10. Morris has preached at such venues as Saddleback Church, and has taken his Blessed Life series to Perry Noble’s Newspring Church as well. Indeed, his influence can be seen among many of our favorite mega church pastors.
But this time it was Morris’ turn to hold a conference at his own Gateway Church, and for others to fly to him. The event? The Alpha Summit, a men’s conference like no other:__"
SEE:

WORD FAITH PASTOR ROBERT MORRIS CALLS MORMON GLENN BECK “A BELIEVER”:

EXCERPTS:
"However, you should know that just this past Sunday Robert Morris held court at the megachurch of prophet-leader Steven Furtick,  a two-time Elephant Room vet. His mentor Perry Noble filled in at Morris’ Gateway Church (GC)
Leaving aside that the quote is as valuable as a rancid piece of baloney, as someone once caught up in the deceptions of WF (Word of Faith), I can tell you Morris’s reference to praying “in the spirit” is WF-speak for their unbiblical view concerning what such as these refer to as “praying in tongues.” In WF mythology it is to be “filled with the Spirit.”
It’s actually a form of gnosticism; no way around it, period. This is important for you to keep in mind as I get ready to close this out, for now. Robert Morris is supposedly one of the deeply discerning “Spirit-filled” top-tier Christians who are able to pray in the Spirit, i.e. in tongues, and also receive direct revelations from God."
VIDEO:

Glenn Beck talks God & Politics w/ Pastor Robert Morris @ Gateway Church "The Blessed Life" on GBTV:

SEE: 

DEBUNKING THE BLESSED LIFE BY WORD FAITH PREACHER ROBERT MORRIS—PART 1 OF 2:

SEE:


Beware of Jack Hayford:

"Jack Hayford (b. 1934) is the influential Pentecostal pastor of Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California, and the author of many popular books and contemporary praise songs, including “Majesty.”

(The song “Majesty,” lovely though it is, promotes the unscriptural “kingdom now” philosophy, in which Christians are thought to be able to exercise kingdom authority over sickness and the devil in this present hour. This is what the words “kingdom authority” refer to in Hayford’s song.)

Hayford belongs to the Four Square Pentecostal Church, a denomination founded by 



Aimee Semple McPherson 

(SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aimee_Semple_McPherson)

ANGELUS TEMPLE
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA


in direct disobedience to the Word of God. “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence” (1 Tim. 2:12). 
Christianity Today magazine calls Hayford “The Pentecostal Gold Standard” (Christianity Today, July 2005), but when his theology and practice are examined we find that his position is not the untarnished gold of Scripture but the rust and corrosion of extra-biblical “revelation.”
Speaking at St. Louis 2000, for example, Hayford said that his daughter approached him one day with a concern about her “tongues speaking.” She was afraid that she was speaking mere gibberish, but he encouraged her that the believer must first learn to speak in baby tongues before he speaks in adult tongues. (I attended this conference with press credentials and heard Hayford say this.) There is absolutely no Bible support for such nonsense and it denies the Pentecostal’s claim that the Bible is his sole authority for faith and practice. Biblical tongues-speaking is not something that be learned; it is supernatural gift and there is not one example in the New Testament of someone learning how to speak in tongues.

At the Promise Keepers Clergy Conference in 1996 Hayford urged the crowd of 40,000 to “dance in the Lord,” saying that he learned the dance in Africa and that later the Lord said to him, “May I have this dance?” An eyewitness called it “an African witch-doctor dance” (Bruce Caldwell, “Following in the Footsteps of the Apostate Presbyterians,” 
Christian News, March 11, 1996). Nowhere in the Bible do we find God dancing with His people. Further, the Bible plainly warns, “Learn not the way of the heathen” (Jer. 10:2). 

Hayford claims that he got his radical position on ecumenism directly from God. He says that in 1969, as he drove near a large Catholic church in Southern California, God spoke to him and instructed him not to judge Roman Catholicism. He says he heard a message from God saying, “Why would I not be happy with a place where every morning the testimony of the blood of my Son is raised from the altar?” (“The Pentecostal Gold Standard,” 
Christianity Today, July 2005). Based upon this “personal revelation,” Hayford adopted a neutral approach to Catholicism, yet upon the authority of the Bible we know that the message that Hayford heard was demonic. The atonement of Jesus Christ is NOT glorified on Roman Catholic altars. The mass is an open denial of the doctrine of the once-for-all atonement that we find in the book of Hebrews. Note what the official Vatican II Council said about the mass: “For in it Christ perpetuates in an unbloody manner the sacrifice offered on the cross, offering himself to the Father for the world’s salvation through the ministry of priests” (The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, “Instruction on the Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery,” Intro., C 1, 2, p. 108). This is only a small part of Rome’s wicked heresies, and it is impossible that God would encourage Jack Hayford to look upon the Roman Catholic Church in any sort of positive, non-judgmental manner. If Hayford based his theology about the Roman Catholic Church strictly upon the Bible, he would never fall for such delusion. 

Hayford has acted on this “personal revelation” by yoking up with Roman Catholic leaders in conferences throughout the world. For example, he joined hands with thousands of Roman Catholics, including hundreds of Catholic priests and nuns, at the North American Congress on the Holy Spirit & World Evangelization in St. Louis in 2000. 

Hayford was a featured speaker at John Wimber’s 1991 conference in Sydney, Australia, joining hands in that forum with Catholic priests Tom Forrest and Raniero Cantalamessa and Catholic layman Kevin Ranaghan. Speaking at Indianapolis ’90, Forrest said he praises God for purgatory. Cantalamessa was the papal preacher at the Vatican. Ranaghan claims that the Roman Catholic Church alone contains the fullness of God and truth and that the pope is the infallible head of all churches. Hayford put his stamp of approval upon these men’s heresies and became partaker of their sins by appearing with them and treating them as if they were true men of God.

Hayford is on the Board of Regents for Melodyland Christian Center, which has a close relationship with Roman Catholicism. A fellow board member is Roman Catholic Fred Ladenius, author of
Amazing John XXIII, a book fully supportive of the pope by that name, a pope who died with a Rosary in his hand and prayers to Mary and Catholic “saints” on his lips. 

Hayford also has a close relationship with heretic Robert Schuller. He spoke at Schuller’s Men’s Conference at the Crystal Cathedral in March 1995 and in January 2005 and endorsed Schuller’s 1996 autobiography, 
My Soul’s Adventure with God. In 1982, Schuller published Self-Esteem the New Reformation in which he twisted Bible theology to conform to his humanistic psychology. According to Schuller, sin is “any act or thought that robs myself or another human being of his or her self-esteem” (Self-Esteem: The New Reformation, p. 14). Schuller’s christ is “self-esteem incarnate” (p. 135). His new birth is to be “changed from a negative to a positive self-image” (p. 68). His hell “is the loss of pride that naturally follows separation from God” (p. 14). To Schuller, the most destructive thing is to call men lost sinners and thereby injure their self-esteem (Christianity Today
, Oct. 5, 1984). Schuller is a universalist who believes that all people are the children of God. (For more about Schuller see “Evangelicals and Robert Schuller” at www.wayoflife.org)

Friends, beware of Jack Hayford and beware of those undiscerning Christian bookstores that sell his books. There is great spiritual danger in the average Christian bookstore today. 

Hayford represents the spiritual deception and the great danger that is represented by the contemporary praise movement."

Jonas Brothers Christian role model - Michael W. Smith:



MATT MAHER IS A CATHOLIC:





EXCERPT:

"MICHAEL W. SMITH performed at the Catholic-sponsored World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado, in 1993. Smith and guitarist-songwriter BILLY SPRAGUE performed with Catholic Kathy Troccoli at a concert in November 1985 in Tampa, Florida. The concert was sponsored by Youth for Christ and the First Assembly of God of Clearwater, Florida (St. Petersburg Times, Florida, Religious Section, Nov. 9, 1985, p. 3). Smith also wrote the foreword to Brennan Manning’s The Ragamuffin Gospel, which is published by Multnomah Press. Manning is a Roman Catholic who attends mass daily."


EXCERPT:

"MICHAEL W. SMITH is another prominent name in contemporary praise. His contemporary praise albums sell millions of copies. In 1979, he joined Belmont Church near Nashville, a Church of Christ congregation which had moved into the charismatic movement. His pastor was Don Finto, who I heard Finto speak in 1987 at the North American Congress on the Holy Spirit & World Evangelization in New Orleans. Of the roughly 40,000 in attendance 50% were Roman Catholic. A Catholic mass was conducted each morning of the convention, and priest Tom Forrest from Rome brought the final message. In a message I heard Forrest preach in 1990 in Indianapolis, he said that he was thankful for purgatory, because he could only go to Heaven through purgatory. Michael W. Smith supports this ecumenical confusion. In 1993, he performed for the Roman Catholic World Youth Day in Denver, attended by Pope John Paul II. In 1997, Smith joined the Roman Catholic Kathy Troccoli and 40 other CCM artists to record Love One Another, a song that talks about tearing down the walls of denominational division. Smith testifies that he has had many charismatic experiences, though he doesn’t like the label “charismatic” because of “negative baggage associated with the term.” At a Full Gospel Business Men’s meeting he was “slain in the spirit” for 15 minutes and “laughed all the way home” (Charisma, April 2000, p. 55). Another time he felt “a bolt of electricity go through my body from the top of my head to my toes--wham!” He also started laughing uncontrollably--“rolling on the floor,” “hyperventilating”--on that occasion. Inside Magazine interviewed Smith in 1991 and noted that his music is influenced by Alan Parsons. The interviewer said: “There’s also the influence of such groups as Alan Parsons in your music” (Inside Music, January/February 1991, p. 23). Smith’s quick reply was “DEFINITELY!” Parsons is one of the most occultic rock musicians. One of his songs is openly titled “Lucifer.” In 1993, Smith said, “... you’re always going to have those very, very conservative people. They say you can’t do this; you can’t do that … you can’t drink; you can’t smoke. ... It’s a pretty bizarre way of thinking” (The Birmingham News, Feb. 1993, p. 1B)."

"L'Angelus" back in Concert July 10th 2013 at Tobar Mhuire (Catholic) Retreat, "A Sacred Space in the Heart of County Down", Ireland;

A Newly Renovated Hermitage Run by the Passionist Priests
AT "AVE MARIA" (HAIL MARY) UNIVERSITY:
WITH CARDINAL DOLAN IN NEW YORK:




BILLY GRAHAM ROCK THE LAKES
ROCHESTER WITH SMITH & L'ANGELUS
MICHAEL SMITH SINGS THE CATHOLIC HYMN
"AGNUS DEI" (LAMB OF GOD)
VIDEO:

Michael W Smith - Agnus Dei (Rock The Lakes - Rochester, NY):



Agnus Dei by Michael W. Smith; 


Published on Jul 1, 2012

Diocese of St. Benedict - Old Catholic Missionaries
http://www.oldcatholic.us

L'ANGELUS AND SMITH ARE ECUMENICALLY APOSTATE:
L'AngĂ©lus is the French name for the Angelus prayer, a Catholic prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Traditionally in Cajun and other Catholic cultures, people paused three times daily to pray this prayer, in the morning at 6 a.m., again at noon, and again at 6 p.m. As the band explains on their website, "Music in the Cajun culture has always been a unifying force - it brings families together on the front porch and at the parish dance. L’Angelus is the name of an ancient prayer that, like the music, signifies a coming together of a people. For centuries, Cajuns and their Acadian and French ancestors have bowed their heads to pray as a community whenever they hear the bells ring."

A family of expert musicians, incredible singers and top-notch live entertainers, L’Angelus combines the best of Louisiana’s music traditions: Cajun fiddle tunes, saxophone-driven swamp-pop, and New Orleans-influenced R&B. The dynamic, high-energy four-piece band incorporates multiple instruments including guitar, bass, drums, fiddle, saxophone and harmonica. L’Angelus will perform selections from their holiday release, O Night Divine, as well as from their acclaimed indie projects, Ca C’est Bon and Sacred Hymns Collection.


SMITH WITH L'ANGELUS AT
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY FAIR, HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA
AUGUST 2012

Michael W. Smith and L'Angelus: