Tuesday, April 17, 2018


"While in London, she spent five days training as a Playboy bunny, but quit before beginning to work at a club."
A rare video clip of George Soros dancing with his new bride 42 year old Tamiko Bolton at their wedding on September 22, 2013. Federal judge Kimba Wood officiated at the non-denominational wedding. Among the reception guests were World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and some foreign leaders, including Hendrik Toomas Ilves, president of Estonia; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia; and Edi Rama, prime minister of Albania. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, and Bono of the rock band U2 also attended the reception, according to the source familiar with the wedding. Hedge fund titans, Paul Tudor Jones and Julian Robertson were in attendance along with Nancy Pelosi and the lieutenant governor of California, Gavin Newsom.


Leftists stripping away attorney-client privilege

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The U.S. District judge who ordered Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen to identify Sean Hannity had officiated billionaire George Soros’ wedding in 2013.
Judge Kimba Wood officiated the “non-denominational” wedding between Soros and his third wife Tamiko Bolton in 2013 in Bedford, New York.
Suddenly, Wood’s decision to force Cohen to disclose his clients becomes clear.
Before Hannity was revealed as a client, Cohen’s attorney Stephen Ryan argued to Wood that one of Cohen’s clients was a “prominent” person who wanted to remain anonymous – as is his right – because it would be embarrassing to be revealed as Cohen’s client.
“I understand he doesn’t want his name out there, but that isn’t the law,” Judge Wood said.
The Fox host took to Twitter on Monday to clarify his relationship with Cohen.
“Michael Cohen has never represented me in any manner,” he tweeted. “I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees. I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective.”
Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees. I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective.
It’s stunning to see how the investigation into Russian collusion has devolved into a baseless witch hunt where Trump’s lawyer is forced to disclose Hannity as a client when that information has no bearing on Russian collusion whatsoever.
In an unprecedented violation of attorney-client privilege, the FBI raided Cohen’s office and properties for documents last week related to porn star Stormy Daniels, not Russia or anything to suggest collusion.
The double standard with the left is staggering given that the only evidence of any collusion with Russia is traced backed to Hillary Clinton and the DNC.
Additionally, Clinton was allowed total secrecy about her suspicious server, and was given a pass about her deleted emails on numerous occasions in 2017.

The U.S. District judge who ordered Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen to identify Sean Hannity had officiated billionaire George Soros’ wedding in 2013.

Judge Kimba Wood Orders Trump's Private Files To Be Distributed Across Federal Server

The U.S. District judge who ordered Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen to identify Sean Hannity also ordered President Trump's private files to be distributed, or 'leaked', across a Federal Server.

Kimba Wood: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know SML TV

SML TV: Kimba Wood, the federal judge presiding over the Michael Cohen legal battle, was Bill and Hillary Clinton’s choice for Attorney General, and she has a colorful past. Once dubbed the “love judge” by the New York press, she had a short stint training as a Playboy bunny. Wood’s tie to the Clintons, in particular, has generated controversy as she presides over the battles surrounding attorney-client privilege claims in the investigation of Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney


In this new Jamie Glazov Moment, Jamie focuses on Facebook Bans Me For Reporting Muslim’s Threatreflecting on how threatening to break a kafir’s mouth is ok — and that it’s the kafir’s reporting of the threat that makes the community unsafe. (See the news story on this HEREand Bosch Fawstin’s illustration on it HERE).
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Facebook has banned me for seven days.
My crime is posting/reporting on my Facebook page a physical threat that was made to me personally on my own FB page by a member of the Religion of Peace.
On Saturday, April 14, 2018, a certain Muhammad Irfan Ayoub started commenting on my page, rebuking me for daring to bring attention to the persecution of women and girls under Sharia and telling me to convert to Islam. As the exchange ensued over various aspects of Islam, and as I made clear I did not want to convert, Ayoub made it clear that there would be punishment and that “Allah will defeat you.”
I then inquired how this punishment from Allah was synonymous with Islam being a Religion of Peace — which Ayoub contested Islam to be. Ayoub explained that there is only peace for those who obey Allah and his prophet, but for those who do not, there will be no peace. See below:

This “dialogue” continued and then Ayoub made it clear that he would start Allah’s punishment ahead of time and break my mouth:
I then made two posts about this threat, showing the screenshot of it and (1) asking Mark Zuckerberg if Ayoub’s threat is unsafe to the community and (2) pointing out that if a kafir (Islam’s secret dirty word for the unbeliever) said this to Ayoub on Facebook that there would be a lifelong ban and police would be at the kafir’s door within 12 hours.
See my two posts below:

The next day, on Sunday, April 15, 2018, Facebook notified me that I was now being punished with a seven day ban for the post I made asking Mr. Zuckerberg about whether or not Ayoub’s threat is unsafe to the FB community.
When I tried to post as an experiment, I received the expected ban notice:

Then I wrote to Facebook asking why I have been banned for posting about/reporting a threat I received:
Facebook has not responded to me and the ban remains in place. It is now obvious what the rule is at Facebook: If a member of the Religion of Peace threatens to break a kafir’s mouth, that is safe for the FB community and the kafir obviously deserves the threat because he is violating Islamic blasphemy laws in some way. And the kafir must be punished if he reports or complains about the threat. But if a kafir physically threatens a Muslim, then that is a completely different matter. That for sure is unsafe for the FB community and the kafir obviously needs to be punished.
The thread on which all of this occurred is a video post by me of human rights activist Anni Cyrus telling her personal story of being a child bride under Sharia in Iran — and how she was able to escape the barbarities of Sharia. Anni discusses how little girls are being literally sold every day into sexual slavery under Islamic law. See the video post and discussion thread HERE before Facebook might take it down.
I am making the humble request that everyone who cares about free speech and who is concerned about Facebook’s surrender to Islamic blasphemy laws, to protest this shameful and shameless banning of me and also Facebook’s overall persecution of truth-tellers about the totalitarian and terrorist threat our civilization is facing.
Please share this article and this news everywhere, write to Facebook to protest its banning of me and its surrender to Sharia, and encourage everyone to do the same.
Thank you so much.


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Why have we seen not just the Islamic State, but also Boko Haram and al-Shabaab take sex slaves? Because it is sanctioned in Islamic law. The seizure of Infidel girls and their use as sex slaves is sanctioned in the Qur’an. According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful to you your wives to whom you have paid their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses of those whom Allah has given you as spoils of war” (33:50). 4:3 and 4:24 extend this privilege to Muslim men in general. The Qur’an says that a man may have sex with his wives and with these slave girls: “The believers must win through, those who humble themselves in their prayers; who avoid vain talk; who are active in deeds of charity; who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or whom their right hands possess, for they are free from blame.” (Qur’an 23:1-6)
The rape of captive women is also sanctioned in Islamic tradition:
Abu Sirma said to Abu Sa’id al Khadri (Allah he pleased with him): 0 Abu Sa’id, did you hear Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) mentioning al-’azl? He said: Yes, and added: We went out with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) on the expedition to the Bi’l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing ‘azl (Withdrawing the male sexual organ before emission of semen to avoid conception). But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah’s Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him), and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born. (Sahih Muslim 3371)
It is also in Islamic law: “When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled.” (Umdat al-Salik O9.13)
The Egyptian Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni declared in May 2011 that “we are in the era of jihad,” and that meant Muslims would take slaves. In a subsequent interview he elaborated:
Jihad is only between Muslims and infidels. Spoils, slaves, and prisoners are only to be taken in war between Muslims and infidels. Muslims in the past conquered, invaded, and took over countries. This is agreed to by all scholars—there is no disagreement on this from any of them, from the smallest to the largest, on the issue of taking spoils and prisoners. The prisoners and spoils are distributed among the fighters, which includes men, women, children, wealth, and so on.
When a slave market is erected, which is a market in which are sold slaves and sex-slaves, which are called in the Qur’an by the name milk al-yamin, “that which your right hands possess” [Koran 4:24]. This is a verse from the Qur’an which is still in force, and has not been abrogated. The milk al-yamin are the sex-slaves. You go to the market, look at the sex-slave, and buy her. She becomes like your wife, (but) she doesn’t need a (marriage) contract or a divorce like a free woman, nor does she need a wali. All scholars agree on this point—there is no disagreement from any of them. […] When I want a sex slave, I just go to the market and choose the woman I like and purchase her.
Around the same time, on May 25, 2011, a female Kuwaiti politician, Salwa al-Mutairi, also spoke out in favor of the Islamic practice of sexual slavery of non-Muslim women, emphasizing that the practice accorded with Islamic law and the parameters of Islamic morality.
A merchant told me that he would like to have a sex slave. He said he would not be negligent with her, and that Islam permitted this sort of thing. He was speaking the truth. I brought up [this man’s] situation to the muftis in Mecca. I told them that I had a question, since they were men who specialized in what was halal, and what was good, and who loved women. I said, “What is the law of sex slaves?”
The mufti said, “With the law of sex slaves, there must be a Muslim nation at war with a Christian nation, or a nation which is not of the religion, not of the religion of Islam. And there must be prisoners of war.”
“Is this forbidden by Islam?” I asked.
“Absolutely not. Sex slaves are not forbidden by Islam. On the contrary, sex slaves are under a different law than the free woman. The free woman must be completely covered except for her face and hands. But the sex slave can be naked from the waist up. She differs a lot from the free woman. While the free woman requires a marriage contract, the sex slave does not—she only needs to be purchased by her husband, and that’s it. Therefore the sex slave is different than the free woman.”
Iraqi Ayatollah Al-Haeri said in April 7, 2016 that a man could offer slave girls to a friend for sex. In March 2017, Quebec imam Ewis El Nagar said that the Islamic ruling allowing slave girls was still in force.
The savage exploitation of girls and young women is, unfortunately, a cross-cultural phenomenon, but only in Islamic law does it carry divine sanction.
“American ISIS wife whose son starred in sick propaganda video tells how her husband kept two sex slaves in their home after they left Indiana for Syria,” by Sara Malm, Mailonline, April 12, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
An American woman whose husband died fighting for ISIS has spoken about life in the ‘caliphate capital’ in Syria for the first time.
Sam El Hassani claims her husband Moussa tricked her into crossing the Syrian border during a holiday to Turkey in 2015, where he joined ISIS as a jihadist fighter.
She reveals she found herself living with their children in Raqqa, along with two Yazidi girls her husband kept as slaves in their home, which he ‘repeatedly raped’.
In a documentary for PBS Frontline and BBC Panorama, Mrs El Hassani details how she went from happily married in Indiana to a widow with four children in a Kurdish prison in Syria.
The couple had been married for five years and were living ‘a great life’ in Indiana with their two children.
But – she claims – she did not see that her husband, a Moroccan national, was becoming radicalized, and in 2015 he lured her and the children into Syria and to ISIS’s now-defeated ‘capital’.
‘We ended up in Raqqa,’ she says in an interview from the upcoming documentary.
‘The first thing I say to him is, “You’re crazy and I’m leaving,” and he said, with a big smile on his face, “Go ahead. You can try, but you won’t make it.”.’
When asked why she did not take her children and run, she says; ‘You have to understand, I was afraid for our lives.’
During their time in Raqqa, Mrs El Hassani had two more children, and was forced to watch her oldest son used in an ISIS propaganda video that shocked the world.
Last July, ten-year-old Matthew could be seen calling U.S. President Donald Trump ‘a puppet of the Jews’ in a video which saw him threaten terrorist attacks on the West.
‘Allah has promised us victory and promised you defeat,’ Matthew is seen saying while standing on the rubble of bombed buildings in Raqqa.
‘The battle is not going to end in Raqqa or Mosul, its going in your lands. By the will of Allah, we will have victory, so get ready for the fighting has just begun.’ …
"Over time, she said the couple bought two female teenage slaves and a young boy. The first slave was a girl named Soad, now aged 17, who El Hassani said she paid $10,000 for." "El Hassani said her husband repeatedly raped the two girls but she defended her decision to purchase them because she offered them protection. ‘In every house that she was in before that was the same situation, but she did not have the support of someone like me.' "
Sam El Hassani’s warped reasoning and deceit is a jihadi tactic. They bring harm, but play victim. It is routine. Jihadists know well that Westerners are gullible, particularly leftists. The mindset that they have simply does not exist in the psyche of the vast majority of Westerners. Westerners cannot imagine or conceive in their minds that such calculated darkness could exist, so they keep on giving jihadis the benefit of the doubt, as the jihadis advance.


California is refusing to cooperate with President Trump's strong border initiative, withholding troops from his command.

Gov. Brown will not deploy Nat. Guard troops to southern border after all

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California Governor Jerry Brown will not be sending National Guard troops to the southern border after all, the Associated Press reported Monday.
The governor declined to authorize deployment on the belief that troop efforts would help President Trump’s wider agenda aiming to secure the border, two anonymous US officials told the AP.
Last week, Brown indicated he would deploy 400 troops to fight crime after President Trump called on California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico to help amass a buildup of 2,000 to 4,000 troops to aid border enforcement.
But Brown objected to troops helping conduct immigration operations, which the AP reports could include helping “fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide ‘mission support,’ which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll.”
“This will not be a mission to build a new wall. It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life,” the governor stated at the time. “And the California National Guard will not be enforcing federal immigration laws.”
Despite Governor Brown objecting to the president’s primary goal, Trump heaped praise on him, saying he “is doing the right thing and sending the National Guard to the Border. Thank you Jerry, good move for the safety of our country.”
California Governor Jerry Brown is doing the right thing and sending the National Guard to the Border. Thank you Jerry, good move for the safety of our Country!
Arizona, Texas and New Mexico have expressed support for the president’s efforts to combat illegal immigration and drug and human trafficking, and have committed to sending 1,600 Guard troops to supplement the US Border Patrol.


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Enlarged and updated April 17, 2018 (first published August 20, 2013)
David Cloud, Way of Life Literature, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061

The following study of popular worship singer Matt Maher further illustrates the fact that contemporary praise music is a key element in building the end-time, one-world “church.” It describes the very dangerous spiritual world to which many fundamental Baptist churches are building bridges.
Many are deceived by the fact that contemporary praise musicians sing about the Lord and even the cross in such a seemingly sincere manner. They ask, “Can it be wrong to sing Maher’s ‘Lord, I Need You’?” 

I would answer by asking this: Can a man who prays to Mary as the Queen of Heaven and worships a piece of bread and honors the pope as the Vicar of Christ be of the same Spirit as a fundamental Baptist? Can such a man’s “Jesus” be the Jesus of the Bible? Sure, he is using the Bible’s words, but he defines those words entirely differently than a Bible-believing Christian. That is ecumenical duplicity. Do Baptist Bible colleges not understand these simple and very fundamental things? Do they not know 
anything about ecumenism and Romanism? Do their preacher supporters not understand these things and not care about truth? Maher’s stated goal in ministry is to bring together all denominations and build the “one-world church,” and he has gotten his hooks into many Baptists. 

Too many Bible-believing Baptists are following their emotions and their vanity and the crowd and pragmatism (e.g., build bigger churches, sell more books, don’t offend the popular leaders, etc.) rather than God’s Word and the Spirit of Truth. 

The Canadian born Matt Maher (b. 1974), who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, is an eight-time GMA Dove Award Nominee. Four of his songs have reached the Top 25 Christian Songs chart.

He has a degree in Jazz Piano from Arizona State University.

Like John Michael Talbot, Matt Maher is a Roman Catholic ecumenical bridge builder.

Raised Catholic, Maher had a “profound awakening” in 1995 through a Catholic group called Life Team at a charismatic Catholic church. The awakening was an emotional experience he had while watching the skit “The Broken Heart” about a girl who gets a new heart from God after giving hers away to a young boy. 
“‘I was standing in the back of the room and I burst into tears,’ Maher remembered. Not long after, he started writing worship songs for the group’s prayer sessions and devoted himself to performing Christian music” (“Catholic Rocker Matt Maher,” Religion News Service, May 17, 2013).
The skit did not present the biblical gospel, and Maher’s conversion was not a biblical conversion. It was a religious conversion that did not include repentance from error and rejection of false christs and false gospels. 

Life Team is a youth movement that is having a large influence in keeping young people in the Catholic faith and drawing in others from outside, and Maher is on the board of directors. Life Team operates in 1,600 churches worldwide. The program whitewashes Catholic tradition and presents it in a context that emphasizes “a relationship with Jesus.” 
“[W]hat they were doing is they were taking sort of the historical traditions and the doctoral teachings of Catholicism and presenting them in a format that helps kids understand that the foundation of it all is having a relationship with Jesus” (“Matt Maher: On Being Christian,” interview with John van der Veen, Apr. 1, 2013,
Maher has led worship at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Tempe, Arizona (Catholic Youth Ministry,; Matt Maher Biography, This church is devoted to Mary as the Queen of Heaven. The sign at the front of the church says, “Mary, Mother of Life, pray for us.”

Maher has also been worship leader at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Mesa, Arizona. 

While at St. Timothy, Maher said that each week he led in the “Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament” (“Unity Comes through Dialogue through Relationships,” Matt Maher interview with Kim Jones,, 2005). This refers to the worship of a consecrated wafer as Christ. It is idolatry and communion with devils. The same is true for the “veneration of Mary” through practices such as meditating on statues, lighting candles, and saying the rosary.

During a trip to Canada in November 1998, I had an opportunity to visit a cloistered convent. A pastor friend invited me to meet his great aunt who had been a Catholic nun for 60 years. She was 80 years old and had lived most of her life in this dark monastery. She could converse with us only from behind metal bars. There are even bars across a section of the convent chapel, separating the nuns from the public. The nuns pray in the chapel by shifts around the clock. As you enter the chapel, there is a sign which says, "You are entering to adore the Jesus-host." Note how the nuns make a direct connection between Jesus and the Catholic host. The host, of course, is the consecrated wafer of the mass. According to Catholic theology, the wafer, when blessed by the priest, becomes the literal body and blood of Jesus. After the mass, the host is placed inside a little box called a tabernacle, and the people pray to it as if it were Jesus Christ Himself. 

Maher has led worship in the presence of three popes: John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis. 

Maher led worship for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the Rally for Youth in April 2008.

In the following video clip, Maher performs at the 2013 Catholic World Youth Day before Pope Francis, a great venerator of Mary as the Queen of Heaven, singing his popular praise song “Lord I Need You.”

Referring to the papacy, Maher says, “The arms of St. Peter’s are really big” (“Catholic Rocker Matt Maher,” Religion News Service, May 17, 2013).
Maher and the One-World Church
Maher calls himself a “musical missionary,” a missionary for Rome, that is. 
Christianity Today says “Maher is bringing his music--and a dream of unity into the Protestant church” (“Common Bonds,” CT, Oct. 27, 2009). 

He says, “I’ve had co-writing sessions with Protestants where we had that common denominator, and I’ve seen in a very radical way the real possibility of unity.” 

He says, “I look at it like the Catholic church is my immediate family, and all my friends from different denominations are extended family.”

David Wang says Maher is “
one of the most successful Catholic artists to cross over into mainstream Christian rock and find an audience among evangelicals” (“Catholic Rocker Matt Maher,” Religion News Service, May 17, 2013). 

Maher, who tours with non-Catholics, comments: 
“What’s fantastic about it is we’re all Christians from different denominations and we’re learning to understand each other. It just means that we’re writing about mysteries that we don’t fully understand” (“Charismatic Catholic Rocker Finds Crossover Appeal with Evangelicals,” Charisma, May 20, 2013).
Maher is happy that other Catholic musicians are coming into the forefront of the contemporary praise movement, such as Audrey Assad, who signed with Sparrow Records, and producer Robbie Seay.

Leaving the Catholic Church is not an option for Maher, because he says, “I love my faith and the expression of it.” 

He intends, rather, for his music to be “a bridge.” He says that contemporary worship music is a way to “build relationships with people and link arms with them for the Kingdom.”

He says that touring with people like Michael W. Smith is producing ecumenical unity because people come to the concerts and find themselves standing beside a priest or nun, and they learn that “we’re all in this family together.”

What kingdom, though? There is the kingdom truth and light, and the kingdom of heresy and darkness. The New Testament frequently warns of a great apostasy. These warnings were first given by Christ Himself (Mat. 7:15-23; 24:4-5, 11, 24) and were completed through the ministries of the apostles and prophets (e.g., 1 Timothy 4:1-6; 2 Timothy 3:13; 4:3-4; 2 Peter 2; Jude). 

The apostles warned that there will be false christs, false gospels, and false spirits, and taught the churches to be perpetually on guard, testing everything by the absolute standard of God’s Word (Acts 17:11; 20:28-31; 2 Corinthians 11:4; 1 Thess. 5:21; Heb. 5:12-14). They warned that false teachers would be deceptive, appearing as wolves in sheep’s clothing and as ministers of righteousness (Mat. 7:15; 2 Cor. 11:13-15). They warned about the cunning craftiness of false teachers (Eph. 4:14) and their ability to deceive through “good words and fair speeches” (Rom. 16:17-18).

These warnings are typically ignored throughout the world of Contemporary Christian Music, and those who take the warnings seriously are dismissed as unloving, judgmental Pharisees and divisive troublemakers who are hindering God’s work.

Maher hosts the ecumenical’s New Song Cafe.

He performs with a wide variety of “evangelical” Contemporary Christian musicians. 

He is in the Provident Label Group with Michael W. Smith, Third Day, Jars of Clay, and others. 

He has written songs with and for “evangelical artists” such as Chris Tomlin (“Your Grace Is Enough”), Bethany Dillon, Matt Redman, Jars of Clay, Passion (“Here For You”), and Phillips, Craig and Dean.

In the fall of 2009, Maher traveled with Michael W. Smith on the New Hallelujah Tour.

In the fall of 2010, he was a guest singer at the David Crowder Band’s Fantastical Church Music Conference at Baylor University.

In early 2011, Maher toured on the Rock and Worship Roadshow headlined by MercyMe.

In July 2012, Maher sang “Hold Us Together,” an ecumenical theme song, for Mormon Glenn Beck’s Restoring Love conference in Dallas, Texas.

That same month, Keith and Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend joined Maher on NewsongCafe. They played and discussed “The Power of the Cross,” which was co-written by Getty-Townend. The 10-minute program promoted ecumenical unity, with Maher/Townend/Getty entirely one in the spirit through the music. In a context like this, major doctrinal differences are so meaningless that they are not even mentioned. Spiritual abominations such as papal supremacy, the mass, infant baptism, baptismal regeneration, and Mariolatry were ignored. Jude 3 is despised and Romans 16:17 is disobeyed for the sake of building unity through contemporary Christian music. 

Maher told 
Christianity Today that those who criticize his relationship with the Catholic Church are misinformed and “mistaught” and they “have a bad understanding of Catholic teaching,” but that is not true for me. I have studied the writings and history of the Catholic Church extensively. If Maher truly thinks that the Roman Church teaches salvation by grace alone through the blood of Christ alone without works, he is deceived by the ecumenical program which was launched at the Second Vatican Council, as we will see shortly.

Maher’s wife is Methodist, and they are raising their son “in the Catholic Church,” while also taking him to Methodist services “so he can experience both traditions” (“Charismatic Catholic Rocker Finds Crossover Appeal with Evangelicals,” 
Charisma, May 20, 2013)

This is the perfect recipe for the building of a one-world “church.”
Major Elements of the Ecumenical Movement
Matt Maher is a case study in the building of the one-world church. All of the elements can be seen in Maher and in Life Team and in the “evangelicals” that accept Maher’s ministry. 

These elements are a shared love for rock music, charismatic experiences, the redefinition of terms, theological carelessness, and illicit spiritual relationships.
First, a shared love for rock music is at the heart of the ecumenical movement. 

When we say “rock music,” we are not talking about 50s rock or 60s rock or any particular narrow definition of rock. We are referring to all forms of pop music since the 1950s with a backbeat and an anticipated beat and a thousand other forms of dance syncopation, everything from Be Bop to Rap. Society is addicted to this type of music, and the shared love for sensual dance music is a major factor in breaking down denominational barriers. 

For research purposes, I have visited dozens of conferences and churches, from Saddleback to Calvary Chapel to Bethlehem Baptist (Piper’s church) to Thomas Road Baptist (Jerry Falwell) to Mars Hill (Mark Driscoll) to the International House of Prayer, and you find the same passion for rock music at every place. 

Contemporary music definitely lies at the heart and soul of the end-time ecumenical “church,” and the heart of contemporary music is a shared love for rock music.
Second, charismatic experiences are a major element in ecumenism. 

Matt Maher represents the “charismatic renewal” in the Roman Catholic Church. 

I first witnessed this movement personally in 1987 at the North American Conference on the Holy Spirit & World Evangelization, which I attended with media credentials. The conference brought together 40 denominations, including fifteen to twenty thousand Roman Catholics. A Catholic mass was conducted every morning. A Catholic priest from Rome brought the concluding message. At the heart of the impressive ecumenical unity was not only shared love for contemporary music, but also the shared acceptance of charismatic experiences: gibberish “tongues,” “prophecies,” “healings,” laying on of hands, spirit slaying. 

Since the days of John Wimber, a rapidly growing number of “evangelicals” have accepted the charismatic movement. And those who don’t yet accept it are foolish enough to use the sensual charismatic music and by this means are moving toward an experience orientation of worship and Christian living and thus are being drawn ever nearer to the charismatic movement itself.
Third, the redefinition of terms is a major element in ecumenism. 

Matt Maher is a major player in this phenomenon. 

To emphasize salvation “by grace” and salvation as “a relationship with Jesus” in a Catholic context, as Life Team and Matt Maher do, is ecumenical deception. It is a redefinition of terms. 

When committed Roman Catholics like Matt Maher and John Michael Talbot sing of Christ’s grace, they don’t mean what the Bible means. They are using “evangelical” terms, but they are defining them by a Roman Catholic dictionary. 

Because of the widespread ignorance that exists in “evangelical” and even “fundamentalist” churches, many are deceived by the language.

Maher sings of Christ, the cross, resurrection, and grace, but these terms must be interpreted in light of Rome’s heresies. Salvation by grace, according to Rome, is salvation through the sacraments. Christ’s atonement and resurrection did not complete the believer’s salvation; it provided a storehouse of grace for the Catholic Church to distribute through its sacraments. As for Christ, He is the consecrated wafer of the eucharist. 

The Roman Catholic Council of Trent 
pronounced a curse on those who teach that salvation is by grace alone, and that curse has never been rescinded. If Matt Maher actually believes that salvation is by grace alone without sacraments or works, he is under the curse of his own church!

We have documented this extensively in the free eBook 
Is the Roman Catholic Church Changing?
This is what the Roman Catholic Church said at Trent:
“If anyone says that justifying faith is nothing else than confidence in divine mercy, which remits sins for Christ's sake, or that it is this confidence alone that justifies us, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Sixth Session, Canons Concerning Justification, Canon 12).

“If anyone says that the justice received is not preserved and also not increased before God through good works, but that those works are merely the fruits and signs of justification obtained, but not the cause of its increase, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Sixth Session, Canons Concerning Justification, Canon 24).

The New Catholic Catechism cites Trent no less than 99 times, by my own count (from the printed book pre-eBook days). There is not the slightest hint that the proclamations of the Council of Trent have been abrogated by Rome.
Salvation through the sacraments was taught by the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s and by the New Catholic Catechism of the 1990s. 
“For it is the liturgy through which, especially in the divine sacrifice of the Eucharist, 'the work of our redemption is accomplished’...” (Vatican Council II, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Introduction, para. 2).

“The Church affirms that for believers the sacraments of the New Covenant are necessary for salvation” (
New Catholic Catechism, 1129).

“By Baptism all sins are forgiven, original sin and all personal sins, as well as all punishment for sin” (
New Catholic Catechism, 1263).
Someone who believes in the Catholic sacraments, the “treasury of the saints,” purgatory, and Mary’s mediatrixship (a term used by Vatican II and the 
New Catholic Catechism to refer to Mary as an advocate and mediator) absolutely does NOT believe what the Bible teaches about salvation by grace alone through faith alone by the blood of Christ alone. 

We are living in a time of great deception. Since the Second Vatican Council, the Roman Catholic Church has launched a massive program to put on a more evangelical face. This program includes ecumenical endeavors, the charismatic “renewal,” Catholic apologists such as Scott Hahn, Keith Fournier, and Peter Kreeft, who have presented Catholic doctrine as more evangelical, and Catholic musical missionaries such as John Michael Talbot and Matt Maher. The program has been very successful because of the spiritual lukewarmness and ignorance of “evangelicals.” 

At the heart of the program is the clever redefinition of terms. The Catholic Church now uses evangelical terms but has retained its own heretical definitions. 

At Indianapolis ’90, another large ecumenical conference I attended with media credentials, Roman Catholics taught a seminar on how to deal with lapsed Catholics in door-to-door “witnessing.” They used terms such as “saved by grace,” “receive Jesus,” and “a personal relationship with Jesus.” They even taught how to lead an individual in a “salvation prayer.” But everything was defined in terms of Catholic theology. It wasn’t what it seemed to be from a Bible-believing perspective. It was not a matter of receiving Christ once-for-all in a born again experience that gives you a know-so salvation that requires no perfecting through sacraments. It was basically a matter of receiving Christ repeatedly (e.g., through baptism, through the mass, through confession, through spiritual renewals, through spiritual experiences). 

I fear that most members of Bible-believing churches are not educated enough, either in the Bible or in current issues, to refute the subtle errors of our day. They cannot see through the redefinition of terms. They don’t know enough about heresies such as charismaticism and Catholicism to understand the background to the redefinition of terms. If they were to encounter someone like Matt Maher, they wouldn’t be able to refute his error.

Here are some questions that should be asked of Matt Maher and other “evangelical Catholics.”
- Do you believe the New Catholic Catechism (1263) when it says that “by baptism all sins are forgiven, original sin and all personal sins, as well as all punishment for sin”? Before you had your transformative charismatic experience, were you lost and on your way to hell, or were you already saved through baptism?
- Do you accept the Council of Trent’s curse on those who say that “confidence in Christ’s mercy alone” saves? 
- Do you believe the 
New Catholic Catechism (1129) that “the sacraments of the New Covenant are necessary for salvation”?
- Do you believe the 
New Catholic Catechism (1414) that the mass is a sacrifice that “is offered in reparation for the sins of the living and the dead”?
- Do you believe the New Catholic Catechism (1367) when it says that in the mass “the same Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross is contained and offered in an unbloody manner”?
- Do you believe the 
New Catholic Catechism (1418) when it says that “because Christ himself is present in the sacrament of the altar he is to be honored with the worship of adoration”?
- Do you believe the 
New Catholic Catechism (1471, 1478, 1479) when it says that through indulgences come “the remission of the punishments due for sins”?
- Do you believe the 
New Catholic Catechism (491, 494, 495, 508, 964, 966, 968, 969) when it says that Mary was totally preserved from the stain of original sin, that she joined herself with Christ’s sacrifice, that she was taken up body and soul into glory, exalted as “Queen over all things,” and “by her manifold intercession continues to bring us gifts of eternal salvation”?
- Do you believe the Vatican II Council and the 
New Catholic Catechism (834) when it says that all churches must be “in accord with” the Roman Catholic Church? 
- Do you believe the 
New Catholic Catechism (841) when it says that salvation includes Muslims and that they “adore the one, merciful God”?
- Do you believe the 
New Catholic Catechism (882) when it says that the pope “has full, supreme and universal power over the whole church”?
- Do you believe the 
New Catholic Catechism (982) when it says that “there is no offense, however serious, that the Church cannot forgive?”
- Do you believe the 
New Catholic Catechism (1030) when it says that purgatory is required “to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven”?
Fourth, theological carelessness and impreciseness is a major element in ecumenism. 
Maher talks about this and believes that it is a great thing. He uses the hymn “Amazing Grace” as an example of a song that all denominations can sing because it is theologically imprecise. Maher says:
“... those songs weren’t necessarily written about doctrines of faith as much as they were written fromdoctrines of faith; the difference of that being that I realize that early on in my writing I was writing songs about my Christian faith from a Catholic perspective. I think over time as my faith became more and more integrated just to know who I was, I realized that I didn’t need to do that. I just needed to write songs from my faith, and so I think when you do that, there’s a timeless element of core Christian truth that shines through regardless of disagreements. ... I mean, ‘Amazing Grace’ -- THAT SONG ISN’T ABOUT JUSTIFICATION. IT ISN’T ABOUT SUBSIDIARY ATONEMENT OR SENSATIONALISM. IT’S A SONG ABOUT GRACE! It’s a song that comes from a deep personal perspective, and in a way from the gospel. It’s not about the gospel.

“I think that’s the difference. I think writers more and more are realizing that. [Consider the song] ‘10,000 Reasons’ [by Matt Redman]. Some people could say it was a theological speculation about the multitude of reasons that a redeemed sinner would have to bless God, or you could just simply say that it’s an amazing prayer that comes from a heart of somebody who knows Jesus. Do you understand what I’m saying? ...

“Like Matt Redman and I wrote a song about communion together. 
He comes from an Anglican or Evangelical background and I came from a Catholic background. We have completely different doctoral teachings about communion and about the Eucharist. Does that mean that we can’t write a song together about the importance of communion. ... What we can say is let’s try to serve the Church with a song that somehow reflects truth and leaves a little bit of room for the mystery of faith. 

“I think that’s what I’ve tried to do with my music. Particularly I think the corporate songs … the songs specifically for churches to sing on Sunday. I have definitely tried to do that in those songs” (“Matt Maher: On Being Christian,” interview with John van der Veen, Apr. 1, 2013,
Maher is saying that he is purposefully imprecise in his songs. He wants to leave room for a wide variety of theology to be read into the lyrics. This is the characteristic of a vast majority of contemporary worship songs, and it is a major element in creating ecumenical unity.

He sings about grace, but it can refer to the grace that was purchased once-for-all at Calvary and offered directly to the believing sinner in a born again experience that produces a know-so salvation stance, or it can refer to a treasury of grace distributed through Catholic sacraments. 

Again, the problem is that so few of the members (and even pastors) in Bible-believing churches are equipped to understand this and to protect themselves from the subtle wiles of the contemporary song writers. 

I have warned about this many times. 

Consider the example of “Word of God Speak” by MercyMe, which has been performed at Lancaster Baptist Church in Lancaster, California, and other independent Baptist churches.

The song is written by charismatics and teaches charismatic theology, but the lyrics are worded in such a way that an unknowing person could think that the “Word of God” refers to the Bible. Consider the lyrics:
“Word of God speak, would you pour down like rain, washing my eyes to see your majesty. To be still and know that you’re in this place, please let me stay and rest in your holiness. ... Finding myself in the midst of you, beyond the music, beyond the noise. All that I need is to be with you and in the quiet I hear your voice.”
The “Word of God” here is not the Bible; it is a mystical feeling, a direct revelation. It is found in the “quiet,” “beyond the noise.” It is an 
experience of the “presence” of God. It is the same thing that is taught by the contemplative prayer movement and that was borrowed from Rome’s dark monastic past and that is currently sweeping through evangelicalism.

This “open yourself to the flow of the Spirit” has led to all sorts of unscriptural doctrines and practices. It is this type of mysticism that led CCM song writer Jack Hayford, author of the popular song “Majesty,” to say that while he was driving past a Catholic church God told him not to criticize it and he has heeded that “voice.” That is the “word of God” that MercyMe is singing about. 

It is the same mysticism that convinces charismatics that they are communing with God through “tongues” even though it is nothing but ecstatic gibberish. It’s the same mysticism that convinces them that they are “basking in the Spirit of God” when they are “slain in the spirit.”

This type of theological looseness and impreciseness permeates the field of contemporary worship music, though there are exceptions, and it is a major element of ecumenical unity.

The only protection is to be grounded in God’s Word, well-versed in sound theology, and educated about false theology.
Fifth, illicit spiritual relationships is a major element in ecumenism.

Human relationships are very powerful. This was why Israel was commanded to separate from the neighboring pagans by not intermarrying, forming business partnerships, and such things. 

And this is a reason why God’s people today are commanded to separate from those who are committed to false doctrine. 
“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them” (Romans 16:17).
The Bible warns that “evil communications corrupt good manners” (1 Cor. 15:33). Wrong associations bring a negative influence into one’s life, and that is true whether the associations are worldly or whether they are heretical.

The non-judgmental climate that permeates everything today encourages people to ignore these warnings by forming close associations with other Christians regardless of doctrinal differences. “We all love Jesus, don’t we?”

This results in the breaking down of “denominational” or doctrinal walls and is a key element of the ecumenical movement.

Matt Maher understands this and is using it to break down resistance to Rome.
“You know, I think it’s a move that God is doing. It’s not about me, it’s about unity ... There’s a guy that I’ve been developing a friendship with whose name is J. D. Walt. He’s the Dean of Chapel at Asbury Seminary in Kentucky. He’s just a phenomenal preacher, a great man, a great husband and loving father. He and I have just been dialoguing, and he said something really profound. He said that unity comes through dialog through relationships” (Matt Maher, “Unity Comes through Dialogue through Relationships,” an interview with Kim Jones,, 2005). 
The Catholic Matt Maher and the Methodist John David Walt are building unity through relationships. (Both men are heavily involved in contemporary worship music. Walt is involved with Worship Central with Tim Hughes and worked with Chris Tomlin in “The Harvest” in Houston.)

If this is not the one-world “church,” what is it?

Separation is almost a dirty word in Christianity today, but it is a clearly-taught doctrine of God’s Word, and it is a matter of spiritual protection. Those who renounce it and ignore it do so to their own spiritual detriment and to the detriment of those who are under their spiritual watch care and who follow their example. 

For more about Roman Catholic contemporary Christian artists see Audrey Assad, CCM and Rome, Dion Dimucci, Ray Repp, Peter Scholtes, John Michael Talbot, and Kathy Troccoli in the 
Directory of Contemporary Worship Musicians

Matt Maher - World Youth Day With the Pope

Matt Maher participate in World Youth Day, the largest gathering of people in the world. It happens every three years or so, at the invitation of the Pope. It is an invitation to pilgrimage. To make a physical journey, and a spiritual one. During that week-long journey, Matt was asked to sing "Lord I Need You" in front of 3 million people during a time of Eucharistic Adoration. We asked Matt Maher what was that like playing for the Pope and what was going through your mind? Matt discusses the experience in this video. He also wrote a blog post talking about the experience here:

Mike Bickle of IHOP, Matt Maher & Audrey Assad: Onething 2015 CET // Catholic Ecumenical Track



Matt Maher - Lord, I Need You - Live @ World Youth Day (JMJ) - Rio 2013

Published on Jul 28, 2013
This is what was missing when I was a Protestant. I'm glad to be finally silent before the cross, no longer in hatred, no longer protesting, and no longer persecuting my Catholic brothers and sisters. No longer am I taught false, novice ideas; no longer do I claim one church is more sinful than another, as we all have sinned along with the very first disciples, even the very first pope who denied Christ three times, but Christ used him still out of love. He uses sinners to bring about his church and story. I was a sinner - I still am, and I'm now among them silent before the cross: a family that is dependent on each other and no longer independent. As a Protestant before, I'm sorry. Thanks for welcoming me in communion and being finally in peace with the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church. The most powerful moment I've ever seen on TV: 3 million Catholics praying with Pope Francis before the cross and Jesus' presence during Vigil adoration. It's a moment I'll never forget - imagine the whole world! Matt Maher also plays a few minutes later with "Lord, I Need You." For those not Catholic, the bible speaks of one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church. This site may be of help for those who want to learn about what the authentic Christian church taught for 2000 years: http://understandingcatholicism.freei... We're all called to be of this body. Best of luck on your journey!