I have much appreciation and thanks for the service your site provides to the Church at large.
I think your article opposing cessationist doctrine entitled "When That Which is Perfect has Come"Â is excellent. In your archives you also have a repost of a Sandy Simpson article regarding NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) entitled "A Case of Piocchio's Nose". While I am not a NAR adherent and believe the article to be sound, there's one scripture passage not mentioned in the article that I am hoping you are willing to address. You may refer to it in other articles, but it would be helpful if Moriel and/or Sandy Simpson would speak to the following:
We are adding this to our LinksÃ‚Â page but thought to post it here as well. They have a web page called "Ministry Watch" which is an excellent resource for finding out the financial condition of many ministries. On the front page is a list of "30 Shining Light Ministries" who do the best job of getting as close to 100% of donations out to the field, and "30 Donor Alert Ministries" which is a kind of financial hall of shame. They provide this report which briefly states the problem with each "winner".
by Grant Norman
Joseph Prince claims in this book to have a radical new understanding of grace.
Throughout the book he puts forth the tired old lies of the word faith movement. "You can live without suffering and sickness, everything you do will be successful" etc.
The only real difference being, while the Word Faith crowd claim it all by a redefined and unbiblical "˜faith', Prince teaches that all these things are assured under his version of "˜grace'. The new "˜grace' of Joseph Prince removes the need of repentance, and confession of sins from the Christian life. He also denies that God will ever bring conviction to a believer about their sin. To live under Prince's grace, we simply need to confess that we are righteous. That is the secret to the Christian life.
Moriel received the following question:
We are preparing to do a show on the "Word faith" movement.Ã‚Â I met with a Pastor who is a big proponent of this movement.Ã‚Â He claims that in Isaiah 53:5, the word "healed" means physical healing as well as spiritual healing.Ã‚Â Thus he claims if we have enough faith we should be healed of any physical problems we face.
If you would be so kind as to help me with the correct Hebrew translation of that word I would be deeply appreciative.
by Jackie Alnor
Bible Prophecy pundit, Jack Van Impe, has just announced that he will be canceling his TV program, "Jack Van Impe Presents'' from the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) after a recent episode was replaced with a program promoting unity between Christianity and Islam.
According to a news release on Van Impe's web site, "On Wednesday afternoon we received a call from Matt Crouch of TBN informing us that they would not run that program, despite having aired it Monday evening. The reason he gave was that we specifically mentioned Rick Warren and Robert Schuller and that it is TBN's policy that broadcasters are not allowed to rebuke other ministries. This is a rather hypocritical statement in light of the fact that they have never said anything in the past when we have rebuked others such as Bishop Spong, Bishop Pike, and in the past few months Harold Camping and Rob Bell."
Van Impe has recently veered from his own policy of not criticizing other ministries. He is infamous for ragging on anyone who dares to refute the false teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. He is receiving a taste of his own medicine.
It comes at no surprise that it was Matt Crouch, the younger son of TBN founders Paul and Jan Crouch, that flexed his muscles in Van Impe's direction. Several years ago while was hosting the Praise the Lord program, Matt expressed his fury at Van Impe by name in response to Van Impe's promotional tape on Y2K. Matt accused Van Impe of trying to raise money by planting fear in people's minds, something TBN does on a regular basis during every Praise-a-Thon fund raiser.
To read the news release go to link: http://www.jvim.com/update/display.php?ITEM=11137
Special thanks to Mike Oppenheimer, Let us Reason Ministries. For a more detailed review of this doctrine see 'Another Gospel, Another Jesus'
For those who don't know, the 'Word Faith' movement is a movement within the Pentecostal and Charismatic church which emphasizes miracles and money above the cross. There are many aspects to the Word Faith movement, but they seem to all agree on one false teaching. 'Jesus died spiritually'.
by Mike Oppenheimer
Let Us Reason Ministries
Edmund Burke said that, "the only thing necessary for evil men to triumph is for good men to do nothing." I like to add that if you know something is wrong and evil and affecting people and you do not speak up on it then you not loving people. This principle can be applied to the Christianity.
The Rev. Joel Osteen preaches forgiveness and optimism, and each Sunday, thousands fill his Houston church to hear his message.
The Rev. Joel Osteen is a rising star among America's TV evangelists. He is the pastor of the 30,000-member Lakewood Church in Houston, the fastest-growing church in America last year.