May 6, 2012
As the persecution of Christians in Egypt, Syria, Sudan and Iraq intensifies, for many Western Christian aid agencies it is apparently not a high priority. Here in New Zealand it is not the ongoing expulsion or murder of Middle East Christians that is given special attention by Tear Fund and World Vision â rather, it is the one nation in the region in which religious freedom is guaranteed regardless of race. Continue reading
In the mercies of Jesus no one known to us was among the victims in the double barrel earthquakes in Christchurch (nor in Japan where we had a contingent of Moriel contacts).
In the initial hours after the second earthquake we scrambled amidst our prayers to get word that our associates in that city were alright. We know Jesus warned of a unique increase in seismic activity as a sign of His Return, but it would be difficult not to attribute some spiritually emblematic significance to the fate of the Anglican cathedral given the utterly backslidden state of that institution. It has already caved in morally, doctrinally, and spiritually so I suppose the cathedralâs demise is simply a reflection of those painful realities, although I wish Anglicans no personal ill and I grieve for the victims of that horrific dual tragedy. Continue reading
by Jacob Prasch
That Laidlaw College (formerly Bible College of New Zealand) has departed from its scripturally Evangelical origins into spiritual and doctrinal bankruptcy is a view I find widely held by many Scripture-believing Kiwi Evangelicals. Indeed, with its present senior lecturer Philip Church, I cannot help but make the case that its perceived abandonment of its heritage into the abject realm of compromise with increasing liberal theological influence is now being followed by an academic and ethical devaluation into non-comprehensive exegesis and revisionism with regard to the anti-Israel position of Mr. Church in his factually and doctrinally erroneous Christ at The Checkpoint article. Continue reading
Saturday, July 03, 2010 – 03:44 PM
Recently New Zealand’s national press was awash with a story about a disabled, wheel chair bound man who had given his life savings to an Elim Church. An appeal to the Elim church’s pastor, by the management of the man’s hospital care facility, fell on deaf ears. The witness to the world in general was of a rapacious church willing to take all the money it could get from a man they knew to be disabled and obviously in more need of the money than the Elim church. Truth Watch remonstrated directly with the pastor and also sent the following letter to each member of the Elim movement’s national board. Meantime the church, smarting under the unwanted limelight, returned the bulk of the poor man’s money, but the damage had been done. The best response we could get from the Elim Board was a stilted, ad hominen response, from the board’s chair; “You guys must live sad lives”. Of course, we are sad, but not in the sense intended by the Chair. Everytime the Gospel of Jesus Christ is trampled in the mud of church sponsored greed, we weep. Continue reading
For publication in the Adelaide Advertiser. Thanks heaps.
Iâve noticed there have been a lot of articles of late concerning the Westâs condemnation of Israeli policy, especially policies that supposedly interfere with the current Peace Talks. And as President Obama and his administration has recently been most verbal of this kind of criticism, I believe there is a real danger of Prime Minister Rudd following suit, as there seems to be a sad and sorry history of Australian politicians playing âfollow the leaderâ when it comes to American policies, especially Foreign Policy, the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan Wars would be fair examples to drive home this particular point. Continue reading
by Jackie Alnor
In analyzing a book that promotes itself as a manual on âhow to become a part of the supernatural generation,â it must be approached with prayer and humility. The temptation to condemn everything in the book risks trampling upon holy things. John Crowder, in his book âMiracle Workers, Reformers and the New Mysticsâ mixes the holy with the profane. Discerning between the two, especially in gray areas, is a giant task for any believer to take on.
So this analysis will highlight the spiritual quicksand in the book so that fellow pilgrims wonât fall into the mire, just like the two travelers in the book, âPilgrimâs Progressâ put up a road sign warning others not to go the way leading to the slough of despond. Continue reading
Moriel recently received the following email:
I have recently had a very rude and unexpected introduction to Vicky Dillen’s blog. In my 38 years of being in the Lord, I have rarely encountered such a blatant “root of bitterness” in my spiritual life, and that’s saying something considering my life experiences. After a series of unintended unpleasant exchanges, I managed to earn a sort of “red badge of courage” and was banned from further participation for a season. Somehow, I think I’ll get over the disappointment. An unteachable teacher is quite unseemly, and before I look at anyone else in this regard, I must first look at myself, endeavoring to take Paul’s admonition to Timothy to heart, “Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching.” Their website states, “People are free to believe what they want.” What they fail to state [is] that it only applies as long as you are in agreement with them. Continue reading
Exposed Homosexual Scandal Preacher Appointed to Direct Elim’s Kinsington Temple Bible Institute
by Jacob Prasch
Roberts Liardon, the publicly exposed homosexual preacher and the defender of heretic William Branham and of Oral Robertsâ 900 foot tall Jesus threatening to kill Roberets if he did not come up with millions of dollars by the end of the month to save Robertâs now defunct medical institution, is now appointed to run Elimâs Kensington Temple Bible institute.
I once walked out in front of 3.000 people when Liardon was ranting his nonsense in Bournemouth and I once watched him on TV in Califiornia defend the maniacal antics of Oral Roberts and his 900 foot tall Jesus Christ threatening to kill him if he didnât cough up the cash by the end of the month.
For years I warned about former ballet dancer Colin Dyeâs association with this proven homosexual preacher. Not that it made a bit of difference to Wynn Lewis (now standing before the judgment seat of Christ to give account for his relentless promotion of the Toronto Deception and feeding the Lordâs sheep to wolves like Morris Cerullo). Neither did it make a difference to the Elim establishment such as John Smith, Gordon Hills, and Elimâs elder statesman John Lancashire. Continue reading
March 11th, 2009
Extrapolate the details in the following article by David Noakes to the bank crisis in the US and you get a plausible explanation for a disaster whose causes so far have not been explained or even investigated. Continue reading
The Bulletin with Newsweek
March 7, 2007
Tanya Levin spent her formative years at Hillsong. Disillusioned, she began to question its gospel of wealth. We present her exclusive account of life inside Australia’s most influential evangelical church. Continue reading
by James Jacob Prasch
Some years ago in the company of the late evangelist Barry Smith I spoke at the predominantly Maori. church of Brian Tamaki , in Rotorua, NZ .
At that time I warned against going the way of the American and South African tele-evangelist money preachers. My warnings were needless to say unheeded.
Now Brian Tamaki has imitated Australia ‘s Andrew Evans and John Lewis in seeking political office in a down under version of American tele-evangelist and ecumenical false prophet and scandal guru Pat Robertson. Continue reading
by James Jacob Prasch
Wayne Hughes, a senior leader and former General Superintendent of the New Zealand Assemblies of God and now pastor of their Takapuna church, has been charged in the national press with a history of sexual immorality, includingÂ Â abusive Â sexual activity with a teenager. Both the teenager and the pastor appear to confirm some form of sexual abuse involving Wayne Hughes transpired. The charges have led to further charges of a “cover up” by the Assemblies of God. Hughes is but the most recent of a series of leading NZ Pentecostal clergy publicly found deeply implicated in a sex scandal. The report is carried in March 23Â issue of the leading national non-tabloid daily TheÂ New Zealand Herald. Continue reading
By James Gardiner
|Accused Father Alan Woodcock
and accused Father Tom Laffey
When Mike Phillips decided it was time to clear the air about a secret that had hung over him for more than 36 years, he hoped the Catholic Church would practice the contrition and charity it preached.
Nearly a year later Phillips, who was abused by three different clergymen as a child, has nothing but scorn and anger for one arm of the church.
He is convinced they are involved in a cover-up either to protect one of their own or to protect themselves from more claims and more legal action. Continue reading
On behalf of a number of concerned Christians of whom we are aware in NZ, we respond to the campaign by Stephen Tollestrup and Tear Fund to mobilise Evangelical Christians in New Zealand against Israel in Israel’s fight for survival against Islamic terrorism. Continue reading