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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Counterfeit Gods - Tim Keller

Book Review - "Counterfeit Gods" by Tim Keller 

Originally posted on  October 20, 2009 by Tim Challies on

Tim Keller knows how to tell a Bible story. Like The Prodigal God before it, his latest book, Counterfeit Gods is built around them. And every time I read one of those stories, I feel like I am hearing it for the first time. I find myself lost in the story, anticipating how it could, how it might, end. In the back of my mind I know exactly how it will turn out, but somehow Keller takes me along for a ride as he tells these stories in such a fresh way. In Counterfeit Gods he tells of Abraham and Isaac, Jacob and Esau, Jonah and Zacchaeus. Each one of these characters and the stories of their lives are used to teach the reader about the prevalence of idolatry in the Bible and in the human heart.

“The human heart takes good things like a successful career, love, material possessions, even family, and turns them into ultimate things. Our hearts deify them as the center of our lives, because, we think, they can give us significance and security, safety and fulfillment, if we attain them.” Thus anything can be an idol and, really, everything has been an idol to one person or another. The great deception of idols is we are prone to think that idols are only bad things. But evil is far more subtle than this. “We think that idols are bad things, but that is almost never the case. The greater the good, the more likely we are to expect that it can satisfy our deepest needs and hopes. Anything can serve as a counterfeit god, especially the very best things in life.”

What then is an idol? “It is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give you what only God can give.” If anything in all the world is more fundamental than God to your happiness, to your meaning in life, then that thing has become an idol. It has supplanted God in your heart and in your affections. You will pursue that thing with an abandon and intensity that should be reserved for God alone.

Having introduced idolatry and its effects in the Introduction and first chapter, Keller uses chapters two through five to discuss idols that have a particularly strong grasp on people today, though perhaps they are idols that have always drawn the hearts of men. He discusses love (and sex), money, success and power (focusing particularly on political power). Having discussed such personal idols, he spends a chapter looking at some cultural and societal idols—ones that tend to be hidden from us because they are so prevalent, so normal. Finally, he looks to “The End of Counterfeit Gods” and here he offers hope for the idolatrous. “Is there any hope? Yes, if we begin to realize that idols cannot simply be removed. They must be replaced. If you try to uproot them, they grow back; but they can be supplanted. By what? By God himself, of course. … What we need is a living encounter with God.” He wraps things up in an Epilogue where he offers words that so helpfully answer the “now what?” questions. The trouble with exposing idols is that we realize that most of our idols really are good things that we’ve allowed to take on undue importance. We do not want to cast away these good things! “If we have made idols of work and family, we do not want to stop loving our work and family. Rather, we want to love Christ so much more that we are not enslaved by our attachments.” The solution is not to love good things less, but to love the best thing more!

As always, Keller is eminently quotable and is a very skilled writer. The book is excellent not only in its big picture, but also in its component parts. More importantly, it turns always to the gospel. It never leaves the reader in despair but instead points him away from his idols and toward the idol-breaker, toward the one who demands and deserves the first place in our hearts. “The way forward, out of despair, is to discern the idols of our hearts and our culture. But that will not be enough. The only way to free ourselves from the destructive influence of counterfeit gods is to turn back to the true one. The living God, who revealed himself both at Mount Sinai and on the Cross, is the only Lord who, if you find him, can truly fulfill you, and, if you fail him, can truly forgive you.”

Truly, the human heart is an idol factory. Counterfeit Gods points to Scripture to help root them out, turns to the Cross to find forgiveness and points to the gospel as the power to find ultimate freedom from them. This is an excellent book and one I hope to read again, perhaps in a group setting. It is easily one of the best books I’ve read this year and I commend it to you. 



Marianism is celebrated in Naga City, Bicol every September as part of the people's Hispanic Roman Catholic Heritage which is of course Idolatry and a form of satanic devotion to a demon called INA.

"Rome exalts Mary to such a degree that it holds that "all things, even God, obey the commands of Mary"
Rome considers Mary to be a far more powerful mediator than the Lord Jesus Christ: "Sometimes we shall be heard sooner by invoking the inter-cession of Mary than by praying to Jesus our Saviour" (p. 209); and again (p. 183): "In fine, if my Redeemer cast me off on account of my sins, I will throw myself at the feet of His mother, Mary, and will remain prostrate before her, until she obtains my pardon." Rome exalts Mary to such a degree that it holds that "all things, even God, obey the commands of Mary" (p. 265).

The Lord Jesus is entirely ignored as the Advocate of - and Intercessor for - His people, these titles and offices being given to Mary. Christ is represented as an angry Judge from whom Mary saves sinners; thus she is called "the only advocate of sinners" (p. 190f.), and we are told (p. 282) that "her Son, the Judge of the world, cannot bring Himself to condemn the criminals whom she defends", and that (p. 193) "when God is angry with a sinner whom Mary takes under her protection, she restrains her Son, that He may not inflict chastisement, and saves the sinner".

"Most holy Virgin, take us under thy protection, for we have no other hope of salvation than through thee."
In Mary, then, the Romanists place all their hope (p- 257): "Most holy Virgin, take us under thy protection, for we have no other hope of salvation than through thee." For they say (p. 252) that "he who is protected by Mary is saved; he who is not protected by her is lost".

Thus Romanism is Marianism, and Rome teaches the same today. Even the Mass has been converted into Mary worship by the addition of prayers to her, and the prominence given to them. Pope Leo XIII outstripped his predecessors in this regard and was thus fittingly styled the 'Pope of the Rosary'. The Rosary consists of 166 beads, on which are recited one Creed, 15 Paternosters and 150 Hail Mary's. Its recitation was said by Leo XIII to be "the most powerful and most pleasing" manner of "honouring" Mary.

Every Pope today still issues an encyclical on "The Devotion of the Rosary", in which he preaches Mary-worship.

Whom did the wise men worship? Matthew 3:11 gives a clear answer: "And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh."

Did Jesus ever say that his mother should be worshipped or served? Matthew 4:10 plainly states; "[...] it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve." (Extracted from Mariolatry The History and Falsehoods of Romanism  Click HERE to read the whole article. )

Friday, September 12, 2014

The "Gay Christian" Movement Part 1 & 2

The Gay Christian Movement: Part I (Audio Begins at 1:26)

Is there a basis for the "Gay Christian Movement" as exemplified by Matthew Vines or Justin Lee? What about those who promote these views, like James Brownson or Ken Wilson? James White addresses the movement in two parts at the Discern Conference at Gospel Life Community Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The "Gay Christian" Movement: A Response Part 2

The second evening of the Discern Conference at Gospel Light Community Church in Santa Fe, NM, providing a Christian response to the "Gay Christian" movement exemplified by Matthew Vines, Justin Lee, etc.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

"The Grand Demythologizer: The Gospel and Idolatry - Acts 19:23-41"

Tim Keller on Idolatry... literal and spiritual idolatry. The Gospel and 3 kinds of idols..personal, religious and cultural idols. 

From the Gospel Coalition 2009 National Conference, Tim Keller (Session 1) delivers his "The Grand Demythologizer: The Gospel and Idolatry - Acts 19:23-41" presentation. Tim Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NY.,USA.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014


After almost 400 years of Spanish Rule, deceptions and oppression, the "Malayan Islands" was under a new foreign invaders?.. and the cost of transfer paid by our ancestors was the hefty sum of USD$20 Million. The Treaty Of Paris made this possible.. it was a treaty master-minded by the Elites, a Masonic Illuminati Jesuit conspiracy to transfer vast amount of gold and wealth from the Spanish Territories in the New World to the Masonic Illuminati Jesuit Government of the United States of America which was presided then by  President William McKinley who was later assassinated because of gold control dispute in the New Worlds. To make the long story short, the American government took over the Philippine Islands and paving the way for the Freemasons and the so-called Thomasites who got their name after the ship USS Thomas. Presbyterians also arrived later on in the country to establish the first American Institue in the Asian continent. Now known as Silliman University, a private research university in Dumaguete, founded by Dr. Horace Silliman of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions who was later believed to be poisoned by the Jesuits to counter the American protestants establishing congregations and protestant education in the region and neighbouring islands. Even though first Presbyterian missionaries in the country were already tainted with ecumenism and liberal theology, the Jesuits were not satisfied then established a Jesuit school in Mindanao in response to Silliman Institute, to counter Protestant education in the so-called Philippines from spreading to the Muslim dominated region and islands of the country. In Luzon, which was the capital of the Spanish Conquest and became the seat of the new Masonic Philippine government. Jesuit schools and Masonic lodges were built and became prevalent making the country  part of Masonic Illuminati Jesuit New World Order in the Asia Pacific Region.

 World War II and the Jesuits.

Before the outbreak of World War II, American Jesuit priests by hundreds started arriving in the country. In Bicol region, the Jesuits established a school in Naga City, Camarines Sur. It was 1940 when Ateneo De Naga was founded by American Jesuits, making its first rector Francis D. Burns, S.J., an American Jesuit from Iowa. Simultaneously, the American Jesuits in Paraguay helped endorsed through a plebecite Estigarribia's Constitution but later on  he was killed on a plane crash and Higinio Moríñigo assumes power in Paraguay.

After the construction of Ateneo De Naga "four pillars building", the American Jesuits moved in to their newly constructed Aden Campus. Then few days later the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and World War II broke out in the Pacific region. It is said to be that when the Japanese Imperial Army came into the city, they choose Ateneo De Naga School to be their garrison and concentration camp. Although, it was said that the American Jesuits were imprisoned but unhamred, a Filipino Jesuit named Sergio Adriatico was allowed to be free and mingled with the Japanese Imperial Army. We know there was a conspiracy why the Japanese Army choose Ateneo De Naga  campus as their garrison not because it was newly built but there is a connection between  Jesuits in Japan and in the Philippines?

"The Society of Jesus openly usurped the governments of Japan and the United States in that year of infamy, 1868. It is with this understanding that we can fully comprehend the Order’s secret Washington/Tokyo alliance that facilitated the attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941, FDR duping the isolationist, American peoples into Rome’s World War II." (taken from no.5 of the article by Eric Jon Phelps entiled Black Pope Protects his USSR from his Japanese Imperial Army during WWII. - Click HERE to read the whole article.)

A well known Jesuit in Japan during that time was Pedro Arupe who arrived in 1938 in Japan from the US. Pedro Arupe studied in Europe and in US. He was ordained in 1936 at St. Mary’s Seminary, Kansas, U.S.A. While in Japan, he took his vows...

"The Jesuits maintain that they are the chief Catholics, the main soldiers of the Roman Church, consequently the strictest believers of this Church. However, it is an article of faith, that the sins committed after baptism are remitted only by confession and absolution; and in the case of perfect contrition, by the desire of confessing them. Then the Jesuits are not Roman Catholics, they ought to be termed " heretics." They still from the pulpit preach the Roman Catholic doctrine about the remission of sins. How can we explain this inconsistency? Americans, when further you will read the summary of their doctrines and of their history, you will discover their motives and their aim. You will see that they believe or do not believe, act or act not, according to the circumstances, and always according to their interests. If they teach their novices such doctrines, it is only because they know that in exaggerating the merit and reward of the religious vows, they will succeed more surely to kindle their imagination." - (Taken from  pp. 70-1. Americans Warned of Jesuitism, or the Jesuits Unveiled. London: Forgotten Books.  Click HERE to read it online. )

"In 1945 he headed the first rescue party to go into Hiroshima after that city had been devastated by the atomic bomb. He subsequently became Jesuit vice provincial (1954–58) and then the first Jesuit provincial for Japan (1958–65). Arrupe was elected superior general of the Jesuits in 1965. He led the Society of Jesus during an upsurge of liberalism among some of its members, who supported such ideas as a married priesthood and social and political work among the poor in developing countries. In the 1970s these activities brought the Jesuits into conflict with Pope John Paul II, who regarded the moderately liberal Arrupe as being overly permissive in his administration of the order. Arrupe resigned in 1983 owing to ill health and was in fact the first Jesuit superior general to resign instead of remaining in office until his death." - (Taken from - Pedro Arupe. )

"In 1945 he was appointed Jesuit Superior, as well as Novice Master and Rector of the Novitiate and Scholasticate in a suburb of Hiroshima, about three miles from the city center. On August 6 of that year the Atomic Age was brutally ushered in by the devastating destruction caused by the first Atom Bomb, which destroyed the center of Hiroshima. With his medical background he was able to organize an emergency hospital, at the Novitiate, to take care of the many casualties fleeing from the center of the city and to alleviate the suffering of hundreds of bewildered and half-dying victims. In March 1954 he was named Vice-Provincial and in October 1958 Provincial of the Jesuits in Japan. The call went out world wide for Jesuits to help in the reconstruction of Japan and Jesuits from over 30 countries eagerly and generously responded. After the death of Janssens in October of 1964, the 31st General Congregation was called to convene in two sessions: the first from May 7 to July 15, 1965 and the second from September 8 to November 17, 1966. Pedro Arrupe was elected General on May 22, 1965 during the first session. Nine years later at the urging of his collaborators in the Curia, he called the 32nd General Congregation—to face up to and deal with the reaction and response of the Society to the changes occurring in the modem secular world. It lasted from December 2, 1974 to March 7, 1975.

At the beginning of September 1978, General Pedro Arrupe was alerted to the proposed move by newly elected Pope John Paul I to extend his investigation of the Vatican Bank and Bishop Paul Marcinkus and possibly disband the Jesuits. On September 27-28 Pope John Paul I finalized his speech and Bull to disband the Jesuits. However, General Pedro Arrupe succeeded in having one of the healthiest Popes in history assassinated the night before his worldwide address on September 29, 1978. In April 1981, The Polish Pope John Paul II called a conference with 6 of the most powerful Cardinals to discuss how to proceed with the disbandment of the Jesuits. Pope John Paul II was aware of the complete involvement and power of the Austrian Jesuit Superior General Włodzimierz Ledóchowski in the holocausts and facist regimes of World War II.

But most importantly, Pope John Paul II knew of the assassination by General Pedro Arrupe of his predecessor Pope John Paul I.

General Pedro Arrupe was quickly informed and on May 13, 1981 arranged for the hiring of hitman Mehmet Ali Agca to kill the Pope. Immediately upon Ali Agca failing to kill the Pope, the agents of Arrupe sent the wounded Pontiff to the Roman hospital of Gemelli, rather than to the fully staffed special hospital unit nearby. At Gemelli under Jesuit control, the Pope was given tainted blood and contracted hepatitis. During his tenure he was able to visit Jesuits and their works in all parts of the world. On August 7, 1981 after a long and tiring trip throughout the Far East he suffered a stroke. The 33rd General Congregation was called to deal with the situation, viz, the resignation of Arrupe and the election of a successor. The Congregation was called by Father Paolo Dezza, the Pontifical Delegate, especially appointed by the Pope to assure that the Society be kept on course. There was a wave of resentment from some Jesuits at what was seemingly Papal interference in Jesuit affairs. However, reading these brief accounts of previous Generals, one might understand that it was quite a normal thing to do; and, the Pope was often unjustly maligned mostly through ignorance of the history of the Society.

Arrupe's resignation was accepted on September 3, 1983 during the Congregation and it proceeded to elect Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach as General. He finally died at the Curia on February 5, 1991 in his 84th year. His Generalate actually lasted for 18 years from his election until his resignation in 1983.

The Late  Jesuit Superior General Pedro Arrupe did arrange for the assassination of Pope John Paul I upon the revelation of the Pope intention to disband the Jesuit order and distribute their significant interests, including control of the Vatican Bank to other areas of the church. That Pope John Paul I intended to take this action in part because of the action of the Jesuits in both the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the global drug trade as well as Aldo Moro, a national Italian hero. That the murder of Pope John Paul I did prevent the disbanding of the Jesuits from taking place, but did result in a non-Jesuit friendly Pope being elected for the next 27 years." (Extracted from about Predo Arupe with some words altered and ommited. The words omitted are "List of most evil crimes Type Year Crime Of Murder (political assassination) : (1978) That" and instead words added are "The late" from the beginning of the sentence of the paragraph above. Click HERE to read the whole article.)

The Idolatry of PENAFRANCIA and Jesuits.

" I am certain, that it was Ina, Mother of God, Mother of the Church, Mother of us all, who engineered that encounter of quiet reconciliation in love. She worked her miracle in her son, Jesus, in whose name we have redemption." - New Year’s Day: Jesus and the Mother of God by Joel Tabora, S.J.

 The Pagan Origin of Mary Worship -Is the Blessed Virgin Mary "Queen of Heaven" and "Mother of God"? ...

Dr. J. D. Fulton: The Lady of the Jesuits is not even an invention of Jesuitism, but an adoption of a pagan conception which cursed Babylon, the prototype of the modern Babylon, centuries before Christ appeared as the son of Mary. Pictures of the mother and child were then worshiped. In almost all the devotional books of the Roman Catholic Church, the mother of God is crowned, sceptred and enthroned as the Queen of heaven. ["She has been appointed by God to be the Queen of heaven and earth", Pius IX, 1854, but not made "official" till 1954 by Pius XII.] "I can never," said the Rev. M. Hobart Seymour, in his Evenings with the Romanists, page 254, "forget the shock I received when I first saw in their churches in Italy, the Virgin Mary crowned as Queen of heaven, seated on the same throne with Jesus crowned King of heaven. These were the God-man and God-woman enthroned alike. There was nothing to distinguish the one above the other."
The origin of this idolatry had its root in ancient mythology. Astarte of the Assyrians, Ashtoreth of the Sidonians and Bowaney of the Hindoos held the place that Mary occupies in the church of Rome. Greece had her Venus and Rome her Juno. The Diana of the Ephesians was a female, from whose body in every part there seemed to be issuing all the various animals of creation, symbolizing the conception and creation of all things.

The Egyptians on the one hand and the Etrurians on the other had their Isis, the same symbol, a female divinity whom they regarded as "the mother of the gods." Jeremiah describes the Jews who had rebelled against God as making cakes to "the queen of heaven" (Jer 7:18; 44:17), the title given to Juno in the Scandinavian theology. Rome has adopted this element of heathenism, this product of the carnal heart. In all its essential elements the Roman Etrurian and the Romish Mary brought from Babylon and adopted by papal Rome are in accord - Romanists are idolaters. In their churches are pictures of the Virgin that are worshiped because of the wonderful things professedly done by them. In St. Peter's is a picture of the Virgin bearing the inscription that it had miraculously shed blood when struck by a stone. A picture of the mother and child is at Lucca, of which it was affirmed that when some one flung a stone at the face of the child she transferred the child to the other arm and thus saved it from injury. The Jesuits defend this.

It is claimed by Romanists that the mother and child sustain the same relation in heaven which they have assigned them on earth, and that Jesus is more the mediator with Mary than Mary is the intercessor with Christ. From Babylon, this worship of the mother and child spread to the ends of the earth. In Egypt, in Assyria, in China and in Greece and elsewhere, this form of worship suited to the carnal heart gained sway. Circe, the daughter of the sun, taken from Pompeii, has the nimbus or circle surrounding the head in the very same way as the head of the Roman Madonna is at this time adorned in the pictures given of this mistress of Rubens, this lady of the Jesuits. Can any one believe this coincidence accidental?

Mariolatry encourages sinners.

Christ's worship is built on the teachings of the Scriptures. To obtain forgiveness of sins through Christ there must be a change of heart, a new birth, a new life. Old things must pass away, all things must become new. Romanists believe that they can be saved more easily through Mary. Christ requires repentance, Mary devotion. Faith in Christ demands submission to the will of God, reformation of life, and devotion of heart as required by the gospel; while devotion to Mary consists in prayers to her or some external practices in her honour. Liguori teaches that damnation is impossible where there is devotion to the Virgin. Hence the worship of Mary encourages sinners and multiplies sins. Pio Nono (Pius IX), after decreeing the Immaculate Conception, made the cornerstone of the Romish faith to believe and to teach that salvation is received solely and alone through Mary. It is ours to refute this blasphemous assumption by proclaiming Christ as the way, the truth, and the life.

When Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ her [unique] mission ended. The dream that haunted the imagination of the Jewish maiden was fulfilled; Mary had given birth to Jesus. The world worshiped the being born, not the one who gave birth to the Son of man and the Son of God. They did it then. True believers do it now as they will do it in heaven. Mary will walk with the redeemed in white. "The assumption of Mary" [bodily into heaven, Pius XII, 1950] is a Popish assumption, and it is nothing more. Mary has not risen and will not rise until the trump shall sound, when she will come forth and cast her crown at the feet of Christ, with the countless throng that no man can number. Mariolatry, the perpetual virginity of the virgin, is a popish lie and calculated to deceive millions, while it is an insult to our Lord and Saviour. It declares that Christ lacks compassion, is wanting in knowledge and depends for information upon Mary, and is without willingness to help and save the lost.

As a virgin, Mary became the medium through which the ever blessed Christ came into the world. Because of this she was blessed among women. She was not worshiped by those who knew her in the flesh, and she is without any claim to worship at this time, or any time.

Jesus Christ is the Stone which is being set at naught by Romanists, but as Peter said "He is the head of the corner; neither is there any salvation in any other, for there is none other name given among men whereby we must be saved." [Acts 4:11-12] Hence in our hearts and with our lips we glorify Christ, and reject Mariolatry as dishonoring to God and destructive of faith in Christ, and we glorify the one Mediator between God and man [1Ti 2:5], Christ Jesus our Lord, who was crucified, dead and buried, and who rose from the dead and ascended up on high [Eph 4:8] and was welcomed into heaven by the multitudes that no man can number and is worshiped by the redeemed as the being by whom and for whom all things were made. [Col 1:16]

by Justin Dewey Fulton D.D., "Is it Mary or the Lady of the Jesuits?", Brooklyn, New York, January, 1890.

Is Mary the "Mother of God"?

The history of the doctrine:
The cult of the Mother Goddess entered the Christian Church in typically Christian categories, such as the Ecclesia [church], represented as the spiritual mother of Christians, or as "the Second Eve," whose divine motherhood is responsible for mankind's rebirth. It was through such Christian concepts that the idea of the divine feminine took root in Christianity, and it was a long and often confusing process until Mary was declared to be the Mother of God. But it is the primordial mystery of generation and childbirth, the appearance of life, and the age-old belief that motherhood is part of a cosmic order upon which both the pagan and the Christian versions of the cult of the theotokos ["God bearer", i.e., "Mother of God", Council of Ephesus, 431 A.D.] rest. This reverence for motherhood and childbirth is the basic principle of Mariology, a principle which Christianity inherited from its pagan forerunners.

Stephen Benko (1993) The Virgin Goddess: Studies in the pagan and Christian roots of Mariology. Leiden: E.J. Brill. p. 5

The Lateran Council of 469 under Pope Martin I declared: "if anyone does not confess in harmony with the holy Fathers that the holy and ever virgin and immaculate Mary is really and truly the mother of God, inasmuch as she in the last times and without semen by the Holy Spirit conceived God the Word himself specially and truthfully, who was born from God the Father before all ages, and she bore him uncorrupted, and after his birth her virginity remaining indissoluble, let him be condemned." The perpetual virginity of Mary thus became an official teaching of the church: Mary was a virgin before, during, and after the birth of Jesus. In 1555, the Council of Trent confirmed this dogma in the Constitution of Pope Paul IV known as "Cum Quorundam." Here the pope warns against teaching that "the same blessed Virgin Mary is not truly the Mother of God, and did not remain always in the integrity of virginity, i. e., before birth, in birth, and perpetually after birth."

Stephen Benko (1993) The Virgin Goddess: Studies in the pagan and Christian roots of Mariology. Leiden: E.J. Brill. p. 203
18 times in the Encyclical "Munificentissimus Deus" (1950), Pope Pius XII entitles Mary, "Mother of God".
But was she the "Mother of God"?
Jesus was a divine being before His human birth: "In the beginning was the word, and the word was with [the supreme] God, and the word was [divine, a] God [-level individual]." (John 1:1).
Jesus was divine after the Resurrection: "My Lord and my God" (John 20:28).
Jesus was not divine during his human incarnation: "made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men; and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." (Phi 2:7-8).
"Jesus was made a little lower [or, for a little while lower] than the angels for the suffering of death." (Heb 2:9).
"Jesus Christ is come in the flesh." (1 John 4:2)
Since Jesus was not divine during his incarnation, Mary was the mother of a human being, not the mother of "God". 

The Pagan Origin of Mary Worship -Is the Blessed Virgin Mary "Queen of Heaven" and "Mother of God"? ... - Source:

Monday, September 08, 2014

Exposing False Prophets and Teachers.

A needful documentary exposing the false religious leaders of the TV world; last day filthy lucre; false ideas of Godhood; false ideas of prosperity; false healing and more.

They promise health, wealth, and prosperity in exchange for your donations; but in reality, televangelists become filthy rich, while the people who support them remain poor, sick, and misfortunate! God is against those TV preachers!


War of the Worldviews with Eric Holmberg (Episode 1) The Sounds of War

The new TV show from The Apologetics Group. This episode, “Sounds of War” is taken in large part from the classic documentary series “Hell’s Bells 2 – The Power & Spirit of Popular Music”

“In my humble opinion, Eric Holmberg is one of the most important voices in the church today, calling us to repentance, revival, and a reformation of our corrupted culture.” Dr. Ted Baehr — Chairman, The Christian Film and Television Commission

The first episode of “War of the Worldviews” takes you, the viewer, into a journey into the “soul of rock ‘n’ roll.” Featuring excerpts from the highly acclaimed and best-selling video from The Apologetics Group, “Hell’s Bells 2: The Power and Spirit of Popular Music,” this program uses the diagnostic tool of contemporary music to help people better understand the “muse behind the music.” A great mind-bender for the believer and skeptic alike!

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War of the Worldviews with Eric Holmberg (Episode 2) The Real Jesus

The new TV show from The Apologetics Group. This episode, “The Real Jesus” features excerpts from the classic documentary of the same name and explores the growing attack on Christ within academia and the popular culture.

The second episode of “War of the Worldviews” focuses on a key front in the spiritual war being waged for the destiny of both men and our world. The Apostle John makes it very clear that the essence of the “spirit of antichrist” is to attack and deny the very foundation of the LORD’s plan of redemption: that God became flesh and dwelt among us. (1 John 2:22-24) Over the last century, these attacks have come increasingly from within the (visible) church; so called “Christian” scholars who use the man-centered methods of modern criticism to cast doubt on sections of the Bible and redemptive history. If that wasn’t bad enough, modern media has increasingly published and popularized the heresies and flawed scholarship of these critics. Featuring sections taken from The Real Jesus: A Defense of the Historicity and Divinity of Christ, this episode will be a great encouragement for Christians who want to better understand as well as defend their faith against these attacks (especially young Christians on their way to college!) as well as people who are investigating Christianity but have had “their well poisoned” by the antichrist spirit of our age.

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War of the Worldviews with Eric Holmberg (Episode 3) The Marks of a Cult

The new TV show from The Apologetics Group that examines the worldview wars. In this episode we explain how to discern when a self-professed “Christian” sect veers far enough from historic orthodoxy to be classified a “cult.”

The third episode of “War of the Worldviews” does more than simply point fingers. It explains in great detail the absolute essentials of the Faith and just how and why Christians can properly and necessarily refer to certain sects as “cults.” Not only a tool for recognizing and understanding false teaching — and for reaching people held captive to it — The Marks of a Cult is also a powerful apologetic on the need for Christians to become more rooted in the Biblical historic faith, with its creeds and confessions, and to be better prepared to give “a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15)

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The Marks of a Cult: A Biblical Analysis

Featuring: Dr. James R. White, Alpha & Omega Ministries -- Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, Knox Theological Seminary -- Dr. R. Fowler White, Knox Theological Seminary -- James Walker, Watchman Fellowship -- David Henke, Watchman Fellowship -- Dr. Steve Cowan, Apologetics Resource Center -- Craig Branch, Apologetics Resource Center -- Clete Hux, Apologetics Resource Center -- Jerry Johnson, The Apologetics Group - This program is available on DVD here:

A fascinating analysis examining the core of Christian orthodoxy; where denominations within the true Church ends...and a cult begins.

"Once again, The Apologetics Group has developed a scholarly presentation addressing a vital current issue. This new production not only deals with how to identify The Marks of a Cult, but in its own right is a type of "mini-systematic theology" that will greatly benefit any individual or church group. I highly recommend it for a better understanding of cult beliefs and practice, as well as, developing your understanding of historic Christian theology." Dr. Kenneth G. Talbot -- President, Whitefield Theological Seminary

In today's religiously diverse and relativistic culture, labeling a group a cult may seem extreme to many people, not to mention rude. Even people who believe in absolute Truth and further believe that Jesus is the only way to eternal life can get confused about just what constitutes real Christianity. Just why are Baptists properly considered Christians, but Mormons are not? Or why is the Jehovah's Witness religion classified as an anti-Christian cult while Presbyterians or Wesleyans or Pentecostals are simply seen as denominations within the Christian faith?

With the explosion of different sects that claim to honor and follow Jesus, how does one differentiate between true Biblical Christianity and an aberrant religious movement? Just what are "the marks of a cult?"

Join us for a journey into the heart of Biblical revelation and the constant struggle of truth against lies, the apostolic faith against the "doctrines of demons."

This new documentary from The Apologetics Group does more than simply point fingers. It explains in great detail the absolute essentials of the Faith and just how and why Christians can properly and necessarily refer to certain sects as "cults." Not only a tool for recognizing and understanding false teaching — and for reaching people held captive to it — The Marks of a Cult is also a powerful apologetic on the need for Christians to become more rooted in the Biblical historic faith, with its creeds and confessions, and to be better prepared to give "a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you." (1 Peter 3:15)

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