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Taize Worship Growing in Popularity, But Roots Are in Mystical Monasticism by C. Lawson, Lighthouse Trails Research website

Posted on 29 November, 2017 at 7:55

...While many of the words found in Taizé worship music are words found in Scripture or words that do not necessarily contradict Scripture, the Taizé songs and worship services themselves are centered around contemplative, ecumenical, and oftentimes emergent spirituality themes. (Read more....)

Standing Fast Through it All Warren B Smith courtesy of Lighthouse Trails Research

Posted on 18 November, 2017 at 19:00

Hostility towards those who hold fast to the Lord Jesus Christ and the literal teachings of the Bible has increased greatly. Biblical Christians endeavouring to stand in their faith have been shocked and saddened at the growing antagonism coming at them not only from the world but from within the professing church itself. (Read more.....)

Private Interpretation Forbidden Rev I Foster

Posted on 18 November, 2017 at 19:00

Private Interpretation Forbidden: “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation,” 2 Peter 1:20. Many would challenge Peter’s assertion, though perhaps they do so without realising the significance of their actions.  (Read more....)

The Spiritual Zika Virus Plaguing our Society Rev I Foster courtesy of The Burning Bush Website

Posted on 18 November, 2017 at 19:00

There is a truth in God’s Word which aptly sums up the underlying agenda of those who belong to the ‘world of perversion’, represented by the various sodomite groups. It is found in Isaiah 5:20-21. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 

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Ten Word of Faith Doctrines Weighed Against Scripture By Danny Frigulti courtesy of Lighthouse Trails Reserach

Posted on 18 November, 2017 at 19:00

In this booklet, we will look at some common Word of Faith teachings and compare these with Scripture to discern the definition of their doctrines. This will verify whether any person or ministry is preaching doctrines of truth or false doctrine. (Read more....)

Contemplative Spirituality, the Source of the Catholic Churches Expansion by Ray Yungen, Lighthouse Trails Research

Posted on 18 November, 2017 at 19:00

I had always been confused as to the real nature of this advance in the Catholic church. Was this just the work of a few mavericks and renegades, or did the church hierarchy sanction this practice? My concerns were affirmed when I read in an interview that the mystical prayer movement not only had the approval of the highest echelons of Catholicism but also was, in fact, the source of its expansion.

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FREEMASONRY: A Revealing Look at the Spiritual Side Courtesy of the Lighthouse Trails Research Website

Posted on 6 November, 2017 at 19:00

Upfront, it must be noted that Masonry does not have an authoritative text to offer clarification in the way many religions and some ideologies do. Using religion as a comparison, Christianity has the Old and New Testament, Judaism the Torah and Talmud, Islam the Quran, and Hinduism builds on the Vedas. But a Masonic scriptural authority does not exist. (Read more....)

A Timely Warning Against the Spiritualising of God's Word (especially in respect of the Second Coming of Christ!) by JC Ryle

Posted on 6 November, 2017 at 11:45

The following extract is taken from J C Ryle's commentary on the Gospel of John Chapter 12 : 12-19:

We learn, for another thing, in these verses, how minutely the prophesies concerning Christ's first coming were fulfilled. The riding into Jerusalem on an donkey, which is here recorded, might seem at first sight a simple action, and in no way remarkable. But when we turn to the Old Testament, we find that this very thing had been predicted by the Prop...

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Rick Warren, Roman Catholic Mystics & Pope Francis Roger Oakland, Understanding the Times Website

Posted on 6 November, 2017 at 10:50

The following article provides further evidence of this departure in the form of Rick Warren's deepening involvement with Rome and the mysticism that is almost certainly providing the cohesion required for the unification of the false religions of the world.(Read more....)

C S Lewis by Rev B McClung courtesy of The Sound of an Alarm Blog

Posted on 6 November, 2017 at 10:50

C S Lewis did not believe in the inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures. ". . . all Holy Scripture is in some sense – though not all parts of it in the same sense – the word of God." (Reflections on the Psalms) (Read more....)

The Shack and its New Age Leaven by WB Smith courtesy of Lighthouse Trails Research

Posted on 6 November, 2017 at 10:40

The following article by Mr Smith exposes the New Age leaven within The Shack and is posted with the hope and prayer that many of God's people, who may have been taken in with the contents of this book, will be alerted to the subtle deceptions contained therein. (read more......)

Exposing the Emerging Church by Editors of B.A.N.A.S.H.

Posted on 6 November, 2017 at 6:25

Why we seek to expose the errors within the Emerging Church

The editors of B.A.N.A.S.H. believe that it is essential for God’s people to be well informed concerning the false teachings that are currently infiltrating the Church at an unprecedented rate. Sadly many Believers have little or no desire to gain knowledge about the many ‘isms’ that are confronting us at the end of this age. If the Lord ...

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Teresa of Avila - An Ancient Mystic Who Helped Shape Todays Spiritual Formation Movement Carolyn A. Greene courtesy of Lighthouse Trails Research Website

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Teresa of Avila was a Carmelite nun who was born in Spain in 1515. As a young girl with an active imagination and great love for books, she was profoundly affected by her mother’s death, which left her emotionally empty. In despair, she threw herself before an image of the Virgin Mary and begged her to be her new mother. (Read more.....)

Modernise or Perish! JP Thackaway, Bible League Trust

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A movement is creeping through evangelical and reformed churches these days. It is gathering pace as we near the 21st century. “The spiritual and moral state of the UK has reached crisis point,” it says, “but our traditional church image is dated. We are losing credibility and making little impact for the gospel. (Read more.....)

A Country brought to its knees so that it might turn to the Lord Rev B McClung courtesy of The Sound of an Alarm Blog

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Elijah was a man who prayed that his own country would be brought to its knees so that it might turn to the Lord. James informs us that before he ever stood before Ahab, and told him there would be no rain but according to his word, Elijah had earnestly sought the Lord in prayer that it would not rain.. (Read more.....)

The Proclamation Trust Dr ES Williams courtesy of The New Calvinists Website

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...Three theologians from the USA, widely accepted as standing at the centre of New Calvinism, namely Dr Tim Keller, Pastor John Piper and Pastor Mark Driscoll, have become very influential among evangelical Christians in the UK. (Read more....)

Meditation! Pathway to Wellness or Doorway to the Occult? Ray Yungen courtesy of Lighthouse Trails Research

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In the West, mysticism always used to be restricted to a tiny fraction of the population (i.e., shamans, esoteric brotherhoods, and small spiritually elite groups). Never before has there been a widespread teaching of these methods to the general population. Now, mysticism pervades the Western world. How did this happen? (Read more....)

Spiritual Formation - A Dangerous Substitute For the Life of Christ Courtesy of the Editors of Lighthouse Trails Research

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Aside from the fact that Spiritual Formation incorporates mystical practices into its infrastructure (remove the contemplative aspect and you don’t have “Spiritual Formation” anymore), Spiritual Formation is a works-based substitute for biblical Christianity. Let us explain. (Read more.......)

The Meltdown of Christianity Roger Oakland courtesy of Understanding the Times website

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Since the turn of the millennium, the world has witnessed a virtual meltdown of biblical Christianity. While many are saying Christianity is experiencing a great revival and even a “new reformation,” this commentary will document the demise of Christianity by showing we are experiencing the greatest apostasy in modern-day history. (Read more....)

Keller's Book on Prayer Book review by Dr ES Williams courtesy of The New Calvinists Website

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A critique of 'PRAYER': Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God By Timothy Keller.

According to the book jacket of Prayer (November 2014), Timothy Keller has written this book to “give instruction and guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful… more personal and powerful… [and to teach] how to establish a practice of prayer… and how to find a deeper connection with God.”

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