SEC Brings Charges Against John MacArthur’s Son, a GTY Board Member, and Other TMU Grads

SEC Brings Charges Against Mark MacArthur

“Mark MacArthur, son of John MacArthur and board member of MacArthur’s Grace to You ministryhas been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission of engaging in a scheme to defraud clients over a three year period from 2014 to 2017. According to the complaint, MacArthur and his partner, Robert Gravette, failed to disclose a costly conflict of interest:

‘Defendants Criterion Wealth Management Insurance Services, Inc. (“Criterion”), Gravette, and MacArthur were investment advisers. They owed their clients – who entrusted them with the discretionary management of their money – a fiduciary duty to act with loyalty, fairness, and good faith. This civil enforcement action arises from defendants’ breach of their fiduciary duty when failing to disclose a glaring conflict of their financial interests with those of their clients. From the spring 2014 through the summer 2017, defendants recommended that their advisory clients invest more than $16 million in four private placement funds, without disclosing that the fund managers for these investments had paid them more than $1 million in side compensation – income on top of the fees that defendants were already charging their clients directly.

‘For two of the private placement funds, the undisclosed  compensation that defendants received reduced the investment returns that defendants’ advisory clients would have otherwise received. Defendants kept their clients in the dark as to all these material facts and, in doing so, they violated their fiduciary duty and defrauded their advisory clients.’

Read the SEC Complaint

“According to the complaint, MacArthur and Gravette (both The Master’s University graduates) worked with another TMU graduate at a separate company to construct a scheme which allowed Criterion to pocket fees which should have gone to Criterion’s clients. The SEC claims MacArthur and Gravette failed to disclose the terms of investing to clients which put those clients at a disadvantage and depressed their investment returns.

“It is not stated in the complaint which clients received the lower returns or if any of the entities controlled by the MacArthurs were involved as investment clients. ”

The Apple Didn’t Fall Far From the Tree

“According to the complaint, MacArthur and Gravette (both The Master’s University graduates) worked with another TMU graduate at a separate company to construct a scheme which allowed Criterion to pocket fees which should have gone to Criterion’s clients.”

Most amazing that these three Master’s University grads constructed this scheme which enabled Mark Macarthur’s company, Criterion, to defraud its clients.  And it seems clear that these Master’s U grads just flat out stole from their clients through this scheme.  They defrauded by not disclosing a very costly conflict of interest.  This reminds me of how John Macarthur also didn’t disclose a conflict of interest which enabled his son-in-law, Kory Welch, to profit from Grace To You among other “Christian” entities.

The SEC’s complaint against Mark Macarthur can be read here.

Federal Securities Fraud

A conviction for Securities Fraud will carry a lengthy prison sentence.

Securities Fraud covers a wide range of illegal activities that involve the deception of investors or the manipulation of financial markets. The most commonly prosecuted acts of Securities Fraud include insider trading, broker misrepresentation, stock churning, and ponzi schemes.

Definition of Federal Securities Fraud

Under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Securities Fraud is defined as willfully engaging in deceptive practices intended to manipulate financial markets or induce investors to make financial investment decisions based on deceptive or false information

“Securities” are broadly defined as any form of investment, such as stocks, bonds, bank notes, commodities, investment contracts, and options.

Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud

Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud occurs when two or more people work together to engage in the manipulation of financial markets or fraudulently induce investors to make financial decisions.

Importantly, Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud can, and usually is, charged against minor participants in securities fraud scheme.

The government charges minor participants with Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud because under 18 U.S.C. § 371, the penalties for Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud are the same as actual Securities Fraud, which results in minor participants cutting deals to testify against major participants in order to avoid the severe penalties Securities Fraud carries.

Penalties for Securities Fraud

Under federal law, the crime of Securities Fraud is a Class C felonypunishable by up to twenty years in prison, three years of supervised release, and $5 million in fines. Additionally, disgorgement of any profits will be ordered and any property obtained from the proceeds of the offense can be confiscated.

Under the United States Sentencing Commission, Guidelines Manual, §2B1, a person convicted of Securities Fraud would be assigned a base offense level between 6-36, which carries a guideline range of probation up to 33 months in prison before taking into account any aggravating or mitigating circumstances.

Importantly, probation is rarely given in federal cases and the amount of loss or aggravating offense characteristics associated with a particular Securities Fraud case can result in a significantly greater prison sentence than 33 months in prison.

As of 2018, the average federal sentence imposed for Securities Fraud fell between 20-24 months in prison. [1] . . . [Source]

Based on the activities cited which constitute “Federal Securities Fraud,” it looks like Mark Macarthur should be convicted and should do jail time, but he may not be convicted or do jail time due to his father’s influence within secret societies (Freemasonry).

Wade Burleson: The Wartburg Watch Inspiration & Pastor

Wade Burleson is the pastor of Emmanuel Enid Church, a Southern Baptist church in Enid, OK.  He has spent much of his adult life associated with the Southern Baptist Convention as he once said, “I bleed Southern Baptist blood.”  Many of his ancestors have been Southern Baptists (even prominent members) and his father pastored a Southern Baptist church which had the distinction of numbering Rick Warren among its members.  In addition to or in conjunction with his church duties, he has also worked closely with several government agencies including NASA, DEA, FBI and Homeland Security.  He is also a historian having written many posts of historical interest on his Istoria Ministries blog.
 
1. Wade Burleson Inspired The Wartburg Watch
 
In her introduction to Wade Burleson, Deb Martin says that she and Dee Parsons are close friends with Wade Burleson and have been guests at his home. She also says that they have been reading his blog since the fall of 2008 (even religiously) and that he was the inspiration for The Wartburg Watch.
 
​”One of the great joys we have experienced here at TWW is the wonderful friendship we have established with Wade Burleson and his wife Rachelle. Last December Dee and I traveled to Oklahoma and visited with the Burlesons for an entire weekend. Words cannot adequately express how grateful we are for them and their wonderful Christ-centered church.
 
“We’re not sure how long Wade has been reading our posts here at TWW, but I remember when Dee and I first discovered Wade’s blog. It was in the fall of 2008, and we were becoming extremely concerned about trends we were noticing in conservative circles of Christendom…
 
“I remember sending Dee an e-mail in late 2008 with a link to one of Wade’s posts and stating: ‘I don’t know anything about Wade Burleson, but I really like what he writes!’ We read Wade’s blog religiously because he gave us hope…It should come as no surprise that Wade Burleson was the inspiration for The Wartburg Watch, although he had no idea of his tremendous impact on us until very recently.”
 

Wade Burleson was the inspiration for Wartburg Watch and gave Dee Parsons and Deb Martin hope. Hope for what? That their agenda (feminism) could prevail in the conservative circles of Christendom? That Burleson could preach heresy to their audience, such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses heresy that Jesus Christ is Michael, the Archangel? Wade Burleson preached the JW heresy on December 09, 2018 during the third of three morning worship services at his Emmanuel Enid Church:

“The ancient Hebrews used the name Michael as a synonym for the Messiah. Now I realize that you have probably never heard that before, but on the 4th page of your notes I’ve given given some of the names of the greatest Hebrew scholars that have ever lived and what they have said about the name Michael. My point to you is this: Michael is a name in the Hebrew scriptures for the Messiah.”

Wade Burleson: At That Time, Michael Shall Rise (start at 9 min.)

 2. Wade Burleson is The Wartburg Watch’s E-Church Pastor 
 
Continuing from Deb Martin’s introduction to Wade Burleson:
 
“We are extremely honored that Wade has graciously consented to our request to feature his sermons here at TWW for our readers’ spiritual nourishment. We have been highly impressed by his authenticity, and we are thrilled to share his messages with you on a weekly basis.
 
“Clearly, he is a man of conviction, and we greatly respect his honesty and transparency. If the SBC had listened to godly men like Wade, perhaps the denomination wouldn’t be in such a downward spiral…
 
According to Dee Parsons:
 
“‘Pastors like Wade Burleson are rare, and we are so honored to be featuring his messages at our EChurch@Wartburg beginning this weekend. We conclude with a shout out to all of you from Wade. We pray he will touch you wherever you are in your walk with Christ.’
 
“My name is Wade Burleson. Rachelle, my wife of thirty years, and I are friends of Dee and Wanda (aka Deb) at The Wartburg Watch. We are participating in the formation of EChurch@Wartburg because we have a heart for people who love Christ but have been hurt by the church.”
 
3. Wade Burleson’s Masonic / Merovingian Connections

​When I looked up information about Wade Burleson’s ancestors, I found that most, if not all, were influential and high ranking Freemasons, a fact that is conspicuously absent from his writings given that he is a historian who has written extensively about his family. And notwithstanding his Christian profession, I have found evidence that Wade Burleson teaches several heretical doctrines that are rooted in the Jewish Kabbalah (the basis for Freemasonry).

A. His Family
 
1.) The Cherrys 

Leaders of the Knights Templar

Wade Burleson’s mother is Mary Cherry. (L)  According to Wade Burleson’s history of the Cherry family, the Cherrys who invaded England became leaders of the Knights Templar who then became known as Freemasons.
 
“Tradition has it that the De Cher’ries who invaded England with William the Conqueror became leading members of the Knights Templar during the Crusades (1095 to 1291 AD)… After coming to England, the Knights Templar organization became known as the Free Masons.” (L)
 
“Cherry is Sephardic-Cherry is specifically a Spanish Jewish last name so most people with that name in their geneology [sic] someone has directly Jewish ancestry from their maternal side.” (L)
 
Knights Templars were Merovingian Jews
 
It’s been documented that the Knights Templar were Jews of the Merovingian bloodline who sought refuge in Scotland.
 
“However, previous Watch Unto Prayer reports document that the Crusaders were the Knights Templars who were Merovingian Jews…” (L)
 
“Merovingian literature establishes that the Knights Templar were Jews of the Diaspora whose consuming interest was to return to the Holy Land in order to rebuild Solomon’s Temple and reestablish the Kingdom of Israel. The Templars maintain that they directly descended from the Jews who were taken captive by the Romans at the siege of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Compelling evidence of this claim is found in the various rituals of Royal Arch Freemasonry, which reenact the history of the Jews of the Diaspora in anticipation of their return to Palestine to rebuild the Temple of Solomon.” (L)
 
“The Merovingians became the royalty of Europe, having claimed Jewish descent from King David, King Solomon and, posturing as Christians, from Jesus Christ through Mary Magdalene!” (L)
 
The Merovingians are descendants of a satanic bloodline from which the Antichrist and False Prophet will come. (L)  Read The Merovingian Dynasty to learn much more.
 
Having ancestors who were leaders of the Knights Templar would make Wade Burleson of Merovingian Jewish descent.
 
2.) Rufus Burleson (1823-1901) 

Southern Baptist and President of Baylor
 
“Wade’s paternal ancestors, the Burlesons, also originated in England and came to the Carolinas in the early 1700’s…Wade is a cousin to Rufus Columbus Burleson (1823-1901), former President of Baylor University and Pastor of FBC Houston…” (L)
 
Rufus Burleson was the second president of Baylor University and served two terms (1851-1861), (1886-1897).  He twice served as president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas in the late 1800’s.  He was the pastor of Baptist Church in Independence, TX and preached at First Baptist Church of Houston, TX.
 
Chaplain of Waco Masonic Lodge for 30+ Years

Rufus Burleson was made a Mason in 1853. (L)  He was the chaplain of Waco Masonic Lodge #92 for more than 30 years.
 
“Bell’s year [1901] was also singular in that the Baylor legend Brother Rufus C. Burleson, Chaplain of Waco 92 for some 30+ years, attended a lodge meeting and gave a speech dedicated to Masonic duty, in which he begged for increased attendance and activity. He would die just a few months later.” (L)
 
Baptized Sam Houston: Royal Arch Mason who Established Grand Lodge of Texas

Rufus Burleson baptized Sam Houston on November 19, 1854. (L)  Sam Houston was of Scottish descent.
 
“Scotland has had long historical connections with Texas…Sam Houston (1793-1863) who gained Texas its independence by leading his troops to victory over the Mexicans at the Battle of San Jacinto, was also of Scottish ancestry originating from Houston, Renfrewshire.” (L)
 
Houston (/ˈhuːstən/ HOO-stən) is a village in the council area of Renfrewshire and the larger historic county of the same name in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. (L)
 
“Sam Houston was the son of Major Samuel Houston and Elizabeth Paxton. Houston’s paternal ancestry is often traced to his great-great grandfather Sir John Houston, who built a family estate in Scotland in the late seventeenth century.” (L)
 
Sam Houston was the 7th governor of Tennessee (1827-29); the first and third president of the Republic of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44); U.S. senator from Texas (1846-59) and the 7th governor of Texas (1859-61).
 
“He [Sam Houston] received his degrees in Cumberland Lodge No. 8, Nashville, Tennessee April 19, June 20, and July 22nd, 1817…he was a charter member of Nashville Lodge No. 37. He served as junior warden, and in 1824 attended grand lodge as a past master…He affiliated with Holland Lodge No. 36 of La. in 1837, and this became Holland Lodge No. 1 of Texas. On December 20, 1837 he presided over the meeting which established the Grand Lodge of Texas…He was undoubtedly a Royal Arch Mason, for he was knighted in Washington Commandery No. 1, Washington, D.C., February 23, 1853.” (L)
 
Descendent of the Byrd Family
 
“Rufus Burleson’s mother was a direct lineal descendent of Sir William Byrd, founder of Richmond, Virginia.” (L)  William Byrd was a member of the Royal Society and in the 1720s served as the London agent of the House of Burgesses in Virginia. (L)
 
William Byrd had two notable descendants in the 20th century who were Freemasons: naval officer, pioneering aviator and explorer Richard Evelyn Byrd and Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd. (L)
 
Governor Harry F. Byrd “was raised in Hiram Lodge No. 21 at Winchester in Nov., 1925 and a member of the AASR (SJ) at Alexandria, Va. receiving the degrees in Oct. 1929. In 1943 he received the 33 degree. (L)
 
Richard E. Byrd “became a member of Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, D.C. on March 19, 1921 and affiliated with Kane Lodge No. 454, New York City, Sept. 18, 1928 (see Elisha Kent Kane). He is a member of National Sojourner Chapter No. 3 at Washington. He and his pilot, Bernt Balchen q.v. dropped Masonic flags on the two poles Balchen also added his Shrine fez. In the Antarctic expedition of 1933-35, 60 of the 82 members were Freemasons and on Feb. 5, 1935 established First Antarctic Lodge No. 777 of New Zealand constitution. d. March 11, 1957.” (L)
 
3.) Edward Burleson (1798-1851)

Texas Vice President and Army General 

“Wade is a cousin…to General Edward Burleson (1798-1851), former Vice-President of the Republic of Texas.” (L)
 
Edward Burleson was born in Texas, was a general in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837-38; member of Texas Republic Senate, 1838-39; Vice President of the Texas Republic under Sam Houston, 1841-44; candidate for President of the Texas Republic, 1844; member of Texas state senate, 1846-51; died in office 1851. (L)
 
Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the Republic of Texas 
 
Edward Burleson was initiated into Masonry on March 22, 1826. (L)  He was Junior Deacon of Temple Lodge No. 4 in Houston, TX (1938); Master of Austin Lodge No. 12 in Austin, TX (1842); Grand Junior Warden for the Grand Lodge (1843); Grand Marshall (1846); Grand Junior Deacon (1847); and Grand Standard Bearer in 1849.  He was at the Convention creating the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the Republic of Texas and was Third Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the Republic of Texas (1844-1845) (L)
 
4.) Albert Sidney Burleson (1863-1937) 

Postmaster General of the USA

According to Wade Burleson, his distant cousin was Albert Sidney Burleson, the Postmaster General of the United States and special envoy from President Woodrow Wilson. (L)
 
Albert Sidney Burleson received a B.A. degree from Baylor University in 1881…He served as assistant city attorney of Austin from 1885 to 1890, and in 1891 he was appointed attorney of the Twenty-sixth Judicial District. Among the friends he made during this time was Edward M. House*, who later kept Burleson’s name in consideration for a position in President Woodrow Wilson’s cabinet. (L)
 
*Edward Mandell House was a Jew and an agent for the House of Rothschild.  House secretly directed U.S. affairs during the Woodrow Wilson administration. (L)
 
Texas Freemason
 
Albert S Burleson was a Freemason (L) and a “member of the Masonic bodies of Austin, Texas.” (L)
 
5.) William Leigh (1790-1873)

Baptist Leader
 
William Leigh was the grandfather of Rufus Burleson. (L)  He was born in Amelia County, Virginia, Oct. 4, 1790 and was the first postmaster of Leighton, AL (1824-1847) which was named in his honor.  He was a missionary Baptist preacher for 63 years and served as pastor and leader in the Muscle Shoals Baptist Association. (L)

Grand Master of the Alabama Masons

William Leigh was a charter member of Leighton Masonic Lodge No. 43 and served as Grand Master of the Alabama Masons (1833-1835). (L) The Masons erected a monument at his unmarked grave in 1931. (L)  He conferred a Masonic degree on future Texas governor AC Horton. (L)
 
Father of Mrs Richard Byrd Burleson
 
William Leigh’s daughter was Sarah Leigh Burleson (Mrs Richard Byrd Burleson). (L)
 
“Richard Byrd Burleson was the brother of Baylor University President Rufus C Burleson…Richard joined his brother Rufus at Baylor University in 1857 when Baylor’s board of trustees offered Richard the Chair of Natural Science. (L)
 
B. Baylor University 

R.E.B. Baylor was a Freemason
 
Wade Burleson attended Baylor University where he met his future wife. (L)  Baylor University was founded by R.E.B. Baylor who served under Edward Burleson, in 1840 at the battle of Plum Creek. (L)  R.E.B. Baylor became a Mason in 1825.
 
“He served as chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Texas Masons in 1843, 1845, and 1847. In 1853 he assisted in the organization of a lodge at Gay Hill in Washington County, his home until his death.” (L)
 
Founded and Controlled by Freemasonry

“Robert E. Baylor was one of eight Masons who petitioned for a charter for Baylor University in 1845. ‘Every president of Baylor University has been a Master Mason'” (L) and “Every President of Baylor from Rufus Burleson to Herb Reynolds has been a Baptist Mason (L)
 
“Baylor even has an intimate association with the Masons, said Roger Olson, George W. Truett Theological Seminary professor.  Every Baylor president until Robert B. Sloan was a member of the Masonic order, Olson said…
 
“For example, when a school building is first erected, the Masons are very involved with funding and building, Waden said. To make their mark, a cornerstone is laid to demonstrate Mason involvement, Waden said. At Baylor, the Masons placed a cornerstone at the Bill Daniel Student Center… (L)
 
C. Southern Baptist Convention
 
Wade Burleson said, “My forefathers, men like Rufus Burleson, have been Southern Baptists since the mid-1800’s. My grandfather was a SBC evangelist, my father has been a SBC pastor for over five decades, and I am now in my third decade of pastoring a church affiliated with the SBC.” (L)
 
“My forefather, Dr. Rufus Burleson, was President of Baylor University and twice served as President of the Baptist General Convention of Texas in the late 1800’s. I myself recently completed a second term as President of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. I bleed Southern Baptist blood.” (L)  Wade Burleson was also a former trustee of the International Mission Board of the SBC.
 
Front for Freemasonry
 
The following has been taken from Freemasonry and the Southern Baptist Convention:
 
“Lamentation is often heard concerning the apostate condition of the Southern Baptist Convention. However, there is a reasonable explanation for the broad path which the SBC is traveling, namely important statistics regarding the number of Freemasons who hold membership in the SBC, as published by Biblical Discernment Ministries:
 
‘U.S. membership [in the Masons] is claimed at about three million, with about five million   worldwide… The official magazine of Masonry in the U.S. is titled New Age. Some church denominations are also led by avowed Masons. For example, a 1991 survey by the Southern Baptist Convention Sunday School Board found that 14% of SBC pastors and 18% of SBC deacon board chairs are Masons. It is also estimated that SBC members comprise 37% of total U.S. lodge membership. (A 2000 updated SBC report found that over 1,000 SBC pastors are Masons.)’
 
“37% of 3,000,000 would have been 1,110,000 Masons who held membership in the SBC. This estimate was for 1991. How many are there today? Also, how many Masons attend SBC churches but do not hold formal memberships? And how many Masons belong to other Christian denominations? (A Freemason once informed us that the Masons encourage their members to go to church.)
 
“In 1993, the Southern Baptist Convention published a  Report on Freemasonry which noted the many fine SBC leaders who were also Freemasons as well as many points of agreement between Freemasonry and Christianity, along with some areas of disagreement between the two. The verdict of the SBC as to whether or not a Southern Baptist could also be a member of a Masonic Lodge was not based on the Scriptural prohibition of I Cor. 10:21: ‘Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.’  Instead the Southern Baptist Convention appealed to the old Masonic cliché regarding every man’s ‘liberty of conscience’:
 
‘In light of the fact that many tenets and teachings of Freemasonry are not compatible with Christianity and Southern Baptist doctrine, while others are compatible with Christianity and Southern Baptist doctrine, we therefore recommend that consistent with our denomination’s deep convictions regarding the priesthood of the believer and the autonomy of the local church, membership in a Masonic Order be a matter of personal conscience.'”
 
List of Baptist Masons  
 
Click here to read a list of some famous Baptist Masons.
 
D. Emmanuel Baptist Church, Enid OK

Its Motto
 
Wade Burleson states that the “unofficial motto” of his Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid, Oklahoma is “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, charity.” (L)  This motto, often attributed to Augustine of Hippo, is a formula for and a graphical expression of Masonic government.
 
According to Masonic Law, History and Miscellany: Masonic Law: A Compendium of the Fundamental Principles of Intermasonic Comity: Part II, Chapter 1:17 by James T Holly published by American Freemason Vol. 7, Oct. 1858:
 
“Hence, then, the whole theory of Masonic Government may be graphically expressed in this apposite* formula, ‘In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty, and in all things, charity.’  And in fulfilling the spirit of this motto for the future, alone rests the secret of universal harmony and Fraternal cooperation among all portions of the Masonic brotherhood throughout the world.” (L)
​*apposite means appropriate or suitable
 
Jesus Christ is the Pyramid’s Capstone

The Great Pyramid of Giza with its missing capstone is important in Freemasonry.  The following was taken from The Watchtower and The Masons, p.68:
 
“Concerning the Great Pyramid, the Freemason book  The Signs & Symbols of Primordial Man explains…’the Great Pyramid of Ghizeh was the first and still remains the greatest Masonic Temple in the world, open to all Masons who can read symbolically what was written in stone ages ago…'”
 
In the picture below, Wade Burleson is seen preaching at his church in front of 3 pyramids. Directly above the middle pyramid, which is missing its capstone, is the phrase “Jesus Is.”  This looks like Wade Burleson is conveying to his church members the deception that Jesus Christ is the missing capstone of the Great Pyramid (when the missing capstone of the Great Pyramid actually represents Lucifer.)
 
“The detached Capstone of the [Great] Pyramid represents Lucifer who, in the person of the Antichrist, will preside over Eretz Israel during the Millennium.” (L)

John Macarthur’s Security Will  Bear False Witness​ Against Christians

Friday night (3/7/14) at about 6:30 pm, I was handing out flyers on the public sidewalk across the street from John Macarthur’s church. I was handing out flyers to those attending his Pastors’ Conference’s 7 pm session. The flyer was promoting the article written by Barbara Aho of Watch Unto Prayer titled, “John Macarthur: Paganizing the Christian Church.”
 
While handing out these flyers, one of John Macarthur’s security men approached me and assured me that as long as I wasn’t bothering them, they wouldn’t bother me. All I was doing was offering a flyer to any pastor that was interested. Then he took my picture and left.
 
After the pastors were all inside (at about 7 pm) I decided to take a rest and so I went back to sit in my car which was parked on a public street maybe a couple hundred yards from the church. As I was sitting in my car, John Macarthur’s security patrol approached my car from behind, parked parallel to mine on the street, and then a uniformed man quickly got out of the passenger side of the patrol car and began shouting at me to “exit my vehicle now.” Then he loudly repeated his demand as the security man driving the car approached me and as another security man (on foot) was in front of my car. When I refused to exit my vehicle he continued his demand. When it became clear to me that I was going to be cuffed by Macarthur’s “security,” I decided to drive off and go home.  
Macarthur’s security had attempted to arrest me without cause (ie, make a false arrest). They wanted to stop me from handing out more flyers to pastors leaving the conference at 8:30 and they succeeded.
 
So please read John Macarthur: Paganizing the Christian Church and learn exactly why John Macarthur now teaches that one can still be redeemed after taking the Mark of the Beast.
 
Note: At about 4 pm this same day and while I was handing out flyers on a public sidewalk outside John Macarthur’s church, two men approached me in their car and made false charges that I was harassing women and they told me that they would testify to this in court. Then they told me that they would report me to John Macarthur’s security.  So I believe that this was the initial setup for their scheme. Their plan was to arrest me and then make the lie that I was harassing women.  By the way, this was a men’s pastors’ conference with hardly a woman present because their attendance was discouraged.
 
At his church and elsewhere, John Macathur is protected by armed guards. And following his orders, these guards threaten with arrests and with lawsuits anyone who dares to expose the true nature of his operations.  It’s also my understanding that some of his guards are LAPD or ex-LAPD officers.  An ex-member of Grace Community Church has told me that these armed guards are referred to as Temple Guards.  See John Macarthur’s Armed Temple Guards.  Click here to see a list of some police and military who are or have been in leadership at Macarthur’s church.
 
Note: I recently received the following information from a member of John Macarthur’s Grace Community Church regarding his church’s armed security force.
 
“To further sharpen their skills, I heard (from a reliable source) that certain of the ‘security’ force there [at Grace Community Church] were planning to go for further training to this place: (Church at Kaweah Spreads Hateful, Militant Christian Views)
 
“Several years ago, there were links on their site ‘Church of Kaweah’ (and on youtube), with all the pastors in full war-brigade, lying on the ground with rifles ready.”
 
Note: Scroll down this page to the Introduction section to read that John Macarthur’s security has a history of making threats and bearing false witness.

Jerusalem Sanhedrin Prepares to Enforce Talmudic Noahide Laws

70 Nations Invited to Recognize Sanhedrin in Jerusalem

“On Monday night, approximately one thousand people gathered at the foot of the Temple Mount for the World Creation Concert. However, what took place was not merely wonderful music accompanied by a spectacular light show: the event actually encapsulated several prophetic incidents taking place at once. In the not-so-distant future, the event may be identified as the moment a new, Biblically correct United Nations was established, potentially leading to a new era of global cooperation…

“For several months preceding the event, the Sanhedrin had worked to contact foreign governments, inviting them to take their place as representatives of the 70 nations who populated the world, listed in the Bible as the grandsons of Noah. Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico answered the call, sending high-ranking delegations to attend.

“Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the Sanhedrin described that the concert has a vital role to play in helping the nations of the world in joining together to address these universal threats the world today.

“‘The world is being threatened in so many ways; ecologically, atomic weapons, terrorism, economically,’ Rabbi Weiss told Breaking Israel News. ‘The United Nations has failed to unite the world in any effort to cope with these issues. That is because the UN is not based on Biblical principles that unite mankind. Human rights originated in the Bible, as did laws governing war. Ecology is a Biblical concept. When the nations came to Jerusalem to pray together in the Temple, they did so in recognition of the human principles that we all share. The United Nations rejected these human principles that bind and as such, has become a political battlefield that only makes these problems worse. They have appointed human rights violators to preside over the Human Rights Council. There is no justice in the International Court of Justice.’…

“We are seeing the end of the UN, as the US and Israel separate themselves from it, ‘Rabbi Weiss said. ‘The United Nations should have collapsed long ago but it has drawn power from its decision to establish the State of Israel in 1948.’

“The Biblical Sanhedrin in Jerusalem was a gathering point for universal cooperation and justice. The high-point of the concert came when the foreign representatives went up to the stage to sign an agreement with the Sanhedrin.”

Sanhedrin Invites Nikki Haley to be Honorary President of Organization of Seventy Nations

Sanhedrin Issues Nikki Haley Commemorative Coin

Israeli Group Mints Trump Coin to Honor Recognition of Jerusalem

VIDEO
THE JERUSALEM CONSPIRACY

A researcher in Alberta, Canada who writes informative updates on the US/Israel plan to attack Iran believes “There is more than enough evidence regarding the attack/war with Iran, looming. Probably within weeks.” (See: The Coming Storm)

On the home front, President Trump may yet declare a national state of emergency in order to secure the southern U.S. border with a steel barrier. These events, plus the inevitable civil unrest, would be the perfect storm for Trump to declare Martial Law, which would suspend the Bill of Rights. The inalienable rights of American citizens would be lost overnight: Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press, The Right to Bear Arms, the Right to Life, Liberty, and Property, the Right to a Speedy and Public Trial by Jury, with the Presumption of Innocence and Due Process under Constitutional Law and Domestic Privacy; also forfeited would be Protections from Excessive Bail, Fines, Cruel and Unusual Punishments, Unreasonable Searches and Seizures.

Christians have for the most part expressed solidarity with Trump’s genocidal crusade in the Middle East and a border wall, which may end the tidal wave of illegal immigration but will also prevent U.S. citizens from leaving the country when their Constitutional rights are abrogated. Many Christian churches have been infused with the liberal Social Gospel through government and corporate faith-based funding, which requires them to welcome sexual perversion into their congregations.

Most seminaries have been receiving these federal and corporate grants for years, which explains why young ministers today think they must ‘engage the culture’ and ‘work for the common good’ instead of preach the gospel.

The book of Revelation prophesies a period of unprecedented violence, suffering and genocide, when peace will be taken from the earth, after which a kingdom shall arise that will devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. This rebellious world will not repent of its sexual perversion despite the warnings and judgments of God,

Mankind is presently rushing headlong into this Tribulation period but large swaths of the Church seem not to notice. The Reformed think the theocracy they are building is the Kingdom of God. Instead of stanching the floodtide of sin in the culture, the apostate Church has joined the culture and is leading the human race to Judgment.

Luke 21:35 warns “For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.” The day of the Lord will take the world and the apostate Church by surprise.

NEW CALVINISTS: SETTING UP THE CHURCH

IX Marks is the church planting organization of Mark Dever, the pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist, a Southern Baptist church located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. six blocks from the United States Capitol. Jonathan Leeman is the Editorial Director of IX Marks which ministers to a network of over 4,000 churches internationally.

Jonathan Leeman has Masters degrees from the London School of Economics and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also has a Ph.D. in “political theology” from the University of Wales which was established by Royal Charter in 1893 and whose Chancellor is Prince Charles of Wales. The London School of Economics is not found in Leeman’s various biographical profiles probably because it was funded in 1894 by the Third-Way socialist/fascist Fabian Society which established the LSE to educate and train an elite workforce to carry out the schemes of the British Eugenics Society. IX Marks, the organization of Cambridge-educated Mark Dever, equips pastors and church leaders to preach and put into practice the Social Gospel. Most of the Reformed leadership have advanced degrees from universities in the United Kingdom—Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, University of Edinburgh—whose liberal theology and politics have liberalized the Church of England and the UK.

Graduates of these institutions of Marxist learning have migrated to the U.S. as agents of social change. They have infiltrated our seminaries, colleges and denominations for the purpose of shipwrecking Christian faith in America, especially of university and seminary students. The Reformed New Calvinist movement has theologically and often physically taken over Christian churches. Posturing as the “conservative resurgence” (launched in the late 70s by Banner of Truth Trust UK) Reformed operatives are now peddling every liberal theological and political position of the radical Left, including sexual perversion, abortion, Marxism, Gnosticism, racism, illegal immigration, etc. (See Thomas Littleton’s articles)

In the photo below, Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman are speaking to pastors at the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention on the need to abandon their conservative convictions, such as pro-life, in order to advance political agendas for social justice. (See “9Marks Dever & Fabian Socialist Lecture Pastors on How to Ditch Your Pro-Life Voting Habit”)

Apparently in the Reformed Calvinist SBC a doctorate in “political theology” from a secular university qualifies one as a theologian who is competent to counsel Christian ministers about moral issues like abortion. Jonathan Leeman’s political theology degree sounds more like a religious cover for political operatives like him to move conservative Christians away from sound doctrine into liberal theology and politics. Interesting that Dever and Leeman chose to publicly advocate for pro-abortion voting as a Christian option just months before the 2018 elections which filled the vacated Republican seats in the House of Representatives and many state governments with radical liberals. Who knew that the prospect of legalizing infanticide would follow in the soon to be euthanized USA? Did Dever and Leeman have prior knowledge of this plan to legalize the murder of newborn babies? Abortion leading to infanticide will pave the legal road to euthanasia which will lead to the mass extermination of Christians, which is the subject of this report.

There are many such left-wing political operatives in the New Calvinist movement. Having assisted the ruin of the faith and morals of future generations with their pseudo apologetics, the New SBC Calvinists are now positioned to offer their predetermined alternative to conservative Christianity and Western Civilization through their Fabian Socialist spokesman, Jonathan Leeman, who also advocates for revolution in his book, Political Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ’s Rule:

“I am not positive there is biblical license for overturning an unjust government, but I think there probably is, and I believe that Genesis 9:5-6 provides that licence…

“Rebellion is justified not according to the withdrawal of consent (since consent is not what creates the obligation to obey); rebellion is justified when the government fails to do what God has obligated it to do (since God creates the obligation to obey by assigning government with its task).

“In other words, the formally designated holder of the sword has no authority to set aside the demands of the justice mechanism in the process of fulfilling its mandate, lest it boomerang back and strike him as it does the vigilante. The mere fact that a particular government is in place by God’s secret providence does not mean that all its actions or directives are morally legitimate. God gives authority to government for certain ends only, and its rule is legitimate to the extent it pursues just ends by just means. A characteristically unjust government, by virtue of its injustice, has exceeded its authorization and self-refuted its own mandate, thereby triggering the operations of God’s Noahic justice mechanism to strike back. And precisely because Scripture does not specify how a society must form a government, it just might leave a society with the freedom to topple an unjust ruler and to establish a new one by just means.”

Leeman, Jonathan. Political Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ’s Rule (Studies in Christian Doctrine and Scripture) (pp. 195-196). InterVarsity Press.

Political Church is not a theological treatise of “Studies in Christian Doctrine and Scripture” as stated in the subtitle. It is political propaganda which advocates for the replacement of secular governments, which have not produced the desired utopia, with a global theocracy. The book promotes the Jewish Polity (government by theocracy) of the Old Testament, with a flimsy, legalistic application to the New Testament Church. (Polity; 1. a form or process of civil government or constitution. 2. an organized society; a state as a political entity. New Oxford Dictionary)

“…my political theology depends upon a doctrine of two ages… Just as the state is a political institution because it has been authorized by a King to borrow and wield his own sword in the ‘age of creation’ upon rebellious subjects, so the local church is a political institution because it has been authorized by a King to borrow and wield his own office keys for declaring who is and who is not a citizen in the ‘age of new covenant.’…. Local church membership, like good works, is the mark, proof, badge or, to use citizenship language, ‘passport’ of a true Christian.” (p. 295)

This description resembles the “political theology” of the Roman Catholic Church which blended Old Testament theocratic rule with Babylonian worship. We have seen how their “church polity” has turned out. (See Mystery Babylon: Catholic or Jewish?) In fact, political theology is a course of study in Catholic universities such as the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Leeman’s Political Church is calculated to Judaize and politicize the Christian Church. Leeman conceives of the New Testament Church as a political institution having a legal contract with God—a ‘new covenant’ which is an extension of the old covenants between Yahweh and his former ‘subjects.’ Leeman’s version of the new covenant minimizes the personal and intimate relationship between the Jesus Christ and His Church. Salvation is a legal arrangement, a contract, after which the Christian is ‘tasked’ as a ‘citizen’ installed in the ‘body politic’ of Jesus’ ‘regime’ with the civic duty of displaying God’s righteousness to the world.

THE POLITICS OF JESUS AND HIS PEOPLE

“Jesus. We start with Jesus. The New Testament declares Jesus to be the new Adam, the offspring of Abraham, the true Israel and the son of David who will rule over Yahweh’s new covenant body politic….

“I will argue that Jesus Christ came as the new Adam to execute God’s kingdom rule through the new covenant in the salvation of God’s people, thereby establishing them individually as God’s citizens and corporately as his model body politic before the nations….

“Jesus Christ, as the new Adam, manifested God’s rule through the prophetically promised new covenant by saving God’s people, the church. Specifically, he fulfills these prophetic promises by declaring that the nations belong to him, forgiving once-rebellious subjects by offering a new covenant in his blood, installing them as citizens within his regime, tasking them with displaying the heavenly Father’s righteousness and justice in their political life together before the onlooking nations, and granting them his Spirit to these ends.” (p. 297)

Jesus’ regime? The language is absurd, portraying Jesus as a military dictator instead of a Savior. Did God so hate the world that he sent his only begotten Son to establish a ‘regime’ and a ‘political institution’ to improve his image and enforce his commands in the world?” Maybe in the Political Bible but not in the inspired Word of God.

The problem is with Leeman’s Reformed Calvinist theology, which is the man-centered Dominionist / Reconstructionist philosophy of Rousas Rushdoony that the Church must create an earthly Kingdom of God before Jesus returns. Jesus Christ is not the “new Adam,” as Leeman avers, but the “last Adam” according to Scripture. “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” 1 Cor. 15:46 (KJV) The accurate translation of this verse is crucial to understanding the Cross, the Gospel and Christian sanctification. A very helpful exposition of 1 Cor. 15:45-47 is found in Watchman Nee’s classic, The Normal Christian Life:

“The death of the Lord Jesus is inclusive. The resurrection of the Lord Jesus is alike inclusive. We have looked at the first chapter of I Corinthians to establish the fact that we are ‘in Christ Jesus’. Now we will go to the end of the same letter to see something more of what this means. In I Corinthians 15:45,47 two remarkable names or titles are used of the Lord Jesus. He is spoken of there as ‘the last Adam’ and He is spoken of too as ‘the second man’. Scripture does not refer to Him as the second Adam but as ‘the last Adam’; nor does it refer to Him as the last Man, but as ‘the second man’. The distinction is to be noted, for it enshrines a truth of great value.

“As the last Adam, Christ is the sum total of humanity; as the second Man He is the Head of a new race. So we have here two unions, the one relating to His death and the other to His resurrection. In the first place His union with the race as ‘the last Adam’ began historically at Bethlehem and ended at the cross and the tomb. In it He gathered up into Himself all that was in Adam and took it to judgment and death. In the second place our union with Him as ‘the second man’ begins in resurrection and ends in eternity—which is to say, it never ends—for, having in His death done away with the first man in whom God’s purpose was frustrated, He rose again as Head of a new race of men, in whom that purpose shall be fully realized.

“When therefore the Lord Jesus was crucified on the cross, He was crucified as the last Adam. All that was in the first Adam was gathered up and done away in Him. We were included there. As the last Adam He wiped out the old race; as the second Man He brings in the new race. It is in His resurrection that He stands forth as the second Man, and there too we are included. ‘For if we have become united with him by the likeness of his death, we shall be also by the likeness of his resurrection’ (Romans 6:5). We died in Him as the last Adam; we live in Him as the second Man. The Cross is thus the power of God which translates us from Adam to Christ.” (The Normal Christian Life)

Jonathan Leeman’s reference to Jesus Christ as the ‘new Adam’ and ‘second Adam’ is calculated leave to the office of ‘last Adam’ vacant, to be filled by another. As Thomas Littleton wrote, “On the issue of the Last Adam – the idea of a second Adam – as if to leave the door open for another looks like the perfect door for anti Christ. There is no need for another to come. No need for a second but for the last Adam – because this is the resurrected Christ – the Prince of Life whom death could not hold, talked about in the great Resurrection chapter – 1st Corinthians 15.”

Leeman must resort to misquoting Scripture to support his false “second Adam” teaching. His misleading interpretation of the Cross of Christ continues:

“Recommissioned in Adam’s office. For our purposes here, we are interested in the fact that the church identifies with Christ in his Adamic office, and that the church is deputized as possessing a renewed Adamic commission. Just as Adam played the role of Everyman and federal head, meaning that all humanity received the commission given to him, so Christ plays the role of second Everyman and second federal head for a new humanity (see Rom 5:12-19). If, then, Adam’s office transmits to Christ, it would seem that the same office likewise transmits to Christ’s people. Greg Beale observes, It is important to recall that Jesus’s titles ‘Son of Man and ‘Son of God’ reflect respectively both the OT figures of Adam and Israel. This is because . . . Adam and Israel are two sides of one coin. Israel and its patriarchs were given the same commission as was Adam in Gen. 1:26-28. . . . The church is also identified with what it means to be the true Adam, especially in its identification with Jesus, the true Israel and last Adam.

“Just as the church receives Christ’s righteousness, so the church receives Christ’s perfect Adamic sonship. All Christians are declared and named ‘sons’ of God and the new humanity (e.g., 2 Cor 5:17; Gal 3:26, 4:6; cf. 6:16). This is our identity by virtue of the new covenant and new birth. And just as the church ‘puts on’ Christ’s righteousness, so the church ‘puts on’ Adam’s political and priestly vocation. This is our authority and work, again, by virtue of the new covenant and new birth. This combination of identity, work and authority is nothing other than an office, and it is an office for every Christian. Scripture, by referring to Christians as ‘sons’ and ‘born again’ and ‘new creations,’ commission every saint to occupy the office of priest-king with Christ.” (pp. 303-304)

“We also saw that God intended to use a special people to model for the nations what a true politics looks like. When Israel failed at this task, it was handed to the divine Son, who came to do what Adam and Israel could not do. This second Adam, new Israel and Davidic son came to rule obediently by laying down his life for the sins of the nations and rising from the grave. In so doing, he offered a new covenant in his blood, so that all who would repent and believe might receive a pardon from sin and a share in his kingly authority. To that end, he granted them the keys of the kingdom, enabling them to fulfill their covenantal responsibilities to identify themselves with God and one another, distinguish themselves from the world, fend off any serpentine intruders and pursue together the life of righteousness and justice that rightly represent the Son, the Father and the Spirit.” (p. 390)

Where does God’s Word say, “the church puts on Adam’s political and priestly vocation.” Leeman’s political theology, which is liberal theology, gives him license to expound a social gospel which is about fixing this world system. Note well the reference to tikkun olam (the repair of the universe) in the excerpt from his book below. The social gospel fosters preoccupation with worldly affairs and law-keeping… instead of the believer’s heavenly citizenship with all spiritual blessings in Christ.

Jonathan Leeman seems to have a low view of the ‘new covenant’ (lower case) as being inferior to the old covenants. The new covenant is merely added onto the series of God’s covenants—the Adamic, Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic—which are incorporated in what is (falsely) termed the Noahic Covenant.

“After the fall, God’s rule was given institutional expression through common and special covenants. His rule exists comprehensively by virtue of the fact that he is creator, which means that human life is intrinsically and comprehensively political, but these political realities formally institutionalize through the covenants. The biblical covenants provide the “constitutionalization’ and “institutionalization’ of human relationships. Daniel Elazar writes,

“The Bible necessarily holds that the covenantal relationship is the only proper basis for political organization—that is, the structured allocating of authority and power among humans—as well. In a political sense, biblical covenants take the form of constituting acts that establish the parameters of authority and its division without prescribing the constituting details of regimes.

“Thus, the Sinai covenant establishes once for all God’s kingship over Israel and the partnership between God and Israel in tikkun olam* (the repair of the universe). It does not establish any particular political regime.

“We can therefore define politics as the mediating of God’s covenantal rule, a definition that encompasses the concept both narrowly conceived (in reference to a society’s governing institutions) and broadly conceived (in reference to all of life).

“Politics narrowly conceived implements God’s sword-wielding covenantal rule invisibly through the justice mechanism of the Noahic covenant (Gen 9:5-6) and visibly through the oaths and institutions of the special covenants.

“Politics broadly conceived is the acknowledgment that all of life exists within the jurisdiction of God’s comprehensive rule or judgment (as indicated in the Adamic covenant), yet it awaits the visible performance of that judgment in the eschaton (the larger share of the Noahic covenant: Gen 9:1-3, 7-17).

“Also, a righteous politics gives rise to righteous and just political communities. The common covenants call all humankind to the citizen’s life of righteousness and justice; the special covenants bear the purpose of putting this just body politic on display as a model to the nations. They make God’s rule visible through (1) the covenantal signs, (2) the terms of the covenants and (3) the activities of salvation or judgment that they either enact or anticipate. Salvation and judgment represent the execution of God’s rule, or the asserting of his royal prerogatives.” (pp. 236-237)

[*“‘Tikkun olam’ (Hebrew for ‘world repair’) has come to connote social action and the pursuit of social justice. The phrase has origins in classical rabbinic literature and in Lurianic kabbalah, a major strand of Jewish mysticism originating with the work of the 16th-century kabbalist Isaac Luria.” (Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World)]

Citing the work of two Jewish professors of political science, Leeman elevates Jewish polity over Christian and other traditions which, they claim, emphasize “structure” or “regime” over relationships:

“The Bible does not moralize the manner in which a government should be formed or the earthly foundation of its sovereignty. In this regard, Christian political philosophers have something to learn once again from Jewish counterparts. Daniel Elazar and Stuart Cohen offer an instructive word from their own tradition: The Jewish political tradition, like every other political tradition, is concerned with the question of power and justice, but it differs from the political traditions growing out of classic Greek thought in that it begins with a concern for relationships rather than structures. More specifically, it is less concerned for the best regime than with the proper relationships between power and justice, the governors and the governed, and God and man.” (pp. 189-190).

“Elazar and Cohen argue the same. They spend the entirety of a book, The Jewish Polity, chronicling the precise path of institutional change in both the Jewish Bible and post-biblical Jewish commonwealth, while observing the common threads that run through all such changes. They observe that “no single form of political organization is mandated by Jewish law or tradition”; rather, “a Jewish polity is one which embodies a proper set of political relationships rather than any particular structure or regime,” and “there is latitude in choosing the forms of government as long as the proper relationships . . . are preserved.” (p. 230)

May we ask, was the Jewish nation on display in the Old Testament a just body politic until God overthrew the whole system in 70 A.D.? What about the “post-biblical Jewish commonwealth”? Have the Jewish people been a stellar example of righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ since they crucified Him? By what standard does Jonathan Leeman evaluate “a proper set of political relationships?” Does God require a “proper set of political relationships” or does He require people to be in a proper relationship with Himself through faith in His Son?

Under the Noahic Covenant, the stated divinely ordained purpose of human governments is to enforce the worship of God and the religion of the Old Testament.

“Specifically, I will argue (1) that God rules over all humanity after the fall as a king over subjects with the power of the sword, requiring obedience and worship; (2) that he uses covenants to enact and publicize that rule; (3) that he specifically uses the common covenants to command all people to worship him by acting as his image-bearing citizens; and (4) that he specifically uses the special covenants to create a people who will model true citizenship and worship. The key lies in properly relating the common covenants (the covenants with Adam and Noah) and the special covenants (the Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic and new covenants)…” (pp. 180-181)

“Seventh, the governments of this world exist to aid and abet the cause of true worship by providing the platform for the activity of Adamic citizenship… The proximate goal of government may be judgment. But this proximate goal must not be separated from the ultimate goal, which is to help subjects become citizens and worshipers.

“…it makes no sense to say that the Noahic covenant as a whole merely serves ‘common cultural concerns’ and not the cause of worship or religion. Governments invisibly mediate God’s rule over matters of temporal judgment for the larger purpose of abetting God’s plan of salvation. They exist to implement his judgments, which is why Oliver O’Donovan goes as far as to say that ‘within every political society there occurs, implicitly, an act of worship of divine rule. When people assent to a government’s decisions, they implicitly assent to God and thereby honor him. Indeed, this is the very nature of mediated rule. Also, relatedly, common cultural concerns like politics can never be separated from worship. People’s political and cultural convictions always root in their valuations of who or what deserves worship.” (pp. 208-209)

Jesus, however, said that true worship is in the Spirit and sincerity, not in religious ceremonies to be seen of men…“the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” John 4:23 God rejects worship that is coerced, however, Lucifer will force mankind to worship himself during the Tribulation period. “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Rev. 13:15

God does not command all people to worship Him but He does command all men everywhere to repent. Acts 17:30

Where did Jonathan Leeman come up with this Judaized version of Christianity?

The Chabad Lubavitch Worldwide Institute of Noahide Code presents the same false interpretation of the Old Testament covenants that Jonathan Leeman presents in his book, except the Chabad does not mention their plan for New Testament Church.

The Noahide Code

“G-d gave the first six commandments to Adam and Hava (Eve), the first human beings.

“These commandments were repeated to Noah, and a seventh commandment was added, when, after the Flood, G-d established the Covenant of the Rainbow with Noah and all of the world’s creatures. This covenant is not dependent on mankind’s observance of these Seven Laws of Noah. Rather, the Noahide Code established the context and the eventual goal for a renewed world in which this covenant could be the open and enduring expression of G-d’s love for His creation…

“The entire Book of Genesis, and the Book of Exodus up to and including the arrival of the Israelites at Mount Sinai, were dictated by G-d to Moses when they arrived there. There was then a first covenant made between G-d and the Israelites on that first part of the Written Torah, which included their acceptance of the Noahide Code. Thus, the Divine moral code of Seven (Universal) Commandments was renewed, after it had become neglected by the rest of the nations. That was four days before the Ten (Jewish) Commandments were spoken openly by G-d to all of the Israelites, at which point they became the Jewish people.

“At Mount Sinai, G-d taught the essentials of the Torah’s precepts through Moses, and this is called the Oral Torah. Included in this are the details of G-d’s directive for all Gentiles to observe their Seven Noahide Commandments. These details, as G-d specified them to Moses, are the true foundation of the universal Noahide Code. A righteous Gentile merits to receive a place in the eternal future World to Come, in the Messianic Era, through observance of these commandments. That is a Gentile’s part in the Torah of Moses, which is G-d’s “Tree of Life” (Proverbs 3:18). It all begins with recognizing the perfect Unity of the Creator.”

The Institute of Noahide Code is an NGO in Special Consultative Status of the United Nations. See also the Institute of Noahide Code on Facebook.

On the list of UN NGOs is also the Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. As previously mentioned, Jonathan Leeman is the Editorial Director for the IX Marks church planting operation of Mark Dever, who is pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist which is Southern Baptist. Leeman also has a Masters degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is an adjunct professor and lecturer at SBTS and is affiliated with the ERLC.

THE NOAHIDE LAWS

Professor Leeman does not enumerate the laws contained in the Noahic Covenant except to state that they incorporate the commands of the covenants God made with Adam, Noah, Moses, Abraham and David. The Jewish Encyclopedia states that 7 Laws were derived from the Torah by Jewish Rabbis who codified them as the Seven Noachian Laws and made them binding on all mankind. These seven laws actually originated in the Babylonian Talmud.

LAWS, NOACHIAN:
By: Isidore Singer, Julius H. Greenstone

The Seven Laws.

“Laws which were supposed by the Rabbis to have been binding upon mankind at large even before the revelation at Sinai, and which are still binding upon non-Jews. The term Noachian indicates the universality of these ordinances, since the whole human race was supposed to be descended from the three sons of Noah, who alone survived the Flood. Although only those laws which are found in the earlier chapters of the Pentateuch, before the record of the revelation at Sinai, should, it would seem, be binding upon all mankind, yet the Rabbis discarded some and, by hermeneutic rules or in accordance with some tradition (see Judah ha-Levi, ‘Cuzari,’ iii. 73), introduced others which are not found there. Basing their views on the passage in Gen. ii. 16, they declared that the following six commandments were enjoined upon Adam: (1) not to worship idols; (2) not to blaspheme the name of God; (3) to establish courts of justice; (4) not to kill; (5) not to commit adultery; and (6) not to rob (Gen. R. xvi. 9, xxiv. 5; Cant. R. i. 16; comp. Seder ‘Olam Rabbah, ed. Ratner, ch. v. and notes, Wilna, 1897; Maimonides, ‘Yad,’ Melakim, ix. 1). A seventh commandment was added after the Flood—not to eat flesh that had been cut from a living animal (Gen. ix. 4). Thus, the Talmud frequently speaks of ‘the seven laws of the sons of Noah,’ which were regarded as obligatory upon all mankind, in contradistinction to those that were binding upon Israelites only (Tosef., ‘Ab. Zarah, ix. 4; Sanh. 56a et seq.”

Like Jonathan Leeman’s Noahic Covenant, the Noahide Laws are an abridgement and distortion of the Noahic Covenant plus the Mosaic Law. (“As in the days of Noë” Matt. 24:37). What might be the source of Leeman’s deceitful handling of God’s Word? The Political Theology Network lists the Talmud among the “classical” texts of political theology. The Babylonian Talmud, which is the bible of modern Judaism, permits the sacrifice of children to Moloch, also called infanticide, which was just made legal in New York. Also commended in the Talmud are pedophilia and bestiality. The Talmud states that Gentiles are subhuman animals and blasphemes Jesus Christ as the illegitimate son of a harlot and a libertine father. “Yeshu” was also a magician who was initiated into the secret doctrine and deceived the people by means of miracles. (See: The Talmud Unmasked, also a review of this book, Genuine verses from the Talmud.)

The Talmud encourages Jews to commit all manner of criminal activity without fear of punishment, but the Jewish Encyclopedia states that the penalty for Gentiles who violate even one of the 7 Noahide Laws is death. Note the disparity. “Due process” is not required in the criminal prosecution of a Noachid / Gentile and the death penalty does not apply to Jews,

“In the elaboration of these seven Noachian laws, and in assigning punishments for their transgression, the Rabbis are sometimes more lenient and sometimes more rigorous with Noachidæ than with Israelites. With but a few exceptions, the punishment meted out to a Noachid for the transgression of any of the seven laws is decapitation, the least painful of the four modes of execution of criminals (see Capital Punishment). The many formalities of procedure essential when the accused is an Israelite need not be observed in the case of the Noachid.

The latter may be convicted on the testimony of one witness, even on that of relatives, but not on that of a woman. He need have had no warning (‘hatra’ah’) from the witnesses; and a single judge may pass sentence on him (ib. 57a, b; ‘Yad,’ l.c. ix. 14). With regard to idolatry, he can be found guilty only if he worshiped an idol in the regular form in which that particular deity is usually worshiped; while in the case of blasphemy he may be found guilty, even when he has blasphemed with one of the attributes of God’s name—an action which, if committed by an Israelite, would not be regarded as criminal (ib. 56b; see Blasphemy).

Procedure.

“The Noachidæ are required to establish courts of justice in every city and province; and these courts are to judge the people with regard to the six laws and to warn them against the transgression of any of them (ib.; ‘Yad,’ l.c. ix. 14, x. 11; comp. Naḥmanides on Gen. xxxiv. 13, where the opinion is expressed that these courts should judge also cases other than those coming under the head of the six laws, as, for example, larceny, assault and battery, etc.). In the case of murder, if the Noachid slay a child in its mother’s womb, or kill a person whose life is despaired of (‘ṭerefah’), or if he cause the death of a person by starving him or by putting him before a lion so that he can not escape, or if he slay a man in self-defense, the Noachid is guilty of murder and must pay the death-penalty, although under the same circumstances an Israelite would not be executed (ib. 57b; ‘Yad,’ l.c. ix. 4; comp. ‘Kesef Mishneh,’ ad loc.).”

The Noahide Laws are also found in Freemasonry, the secret fraternal organization which descended from the medieval order of the Knights Templar—the Knights of the Order of the Temple of Solomon. According to Albert Mackey’s History of Freemasonry, Rev. James Anderson, the Presbyterian minister and theologian who wrote the Constitutions of Freemasonry, developed the Noachide legend from Ancient Egyptian mystery religion of Hermes Trismegistus, author of the Hermeticum, and the moral laws for Freemasons which were derived from the Rabbinic laws of Talmudic Judaism. Mackey wrote concerning the importance of Noah and the Noahide laws in the Constitutions and Charges of Freemasonry.

“It is not, therefore, surprising that Noah should have become a mystical personage, and that the modern Speculative Masons should have sought to incorporate some reference to him in their symbolic system…

“In the Dowland MS. and in all the other manuscripts of the Legend of the Craft that succeeded it, the reference to Noah is exceedingly meager, his name only being mentioned, and that of his sons, from whom descended Hermes, who found one of the pillars and taught the science thereon described to other men…

“Anderson, who, in the Book of Constitutions modified and enlarged the old Craft Legends at his pleasure, calls Noah and his three sons ‘all Masons true,’ and says that they brought over from the flood the traditions and arts of the antediluvians and communicated them to their growing offspring. And this was perhaps the first time that the Patriarch was presented to the attention of the Fraternity in a Masonic character.

“Anderson seems to have cherished this idea, for in the second edition of the Constitutions he still further develops it by saying that the offspring of Noah, ‘as they journeyed from the East (the plains of Mount Ararat, where the Ark rested) toward the West, they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there together as NOACHIDÆ, or sons of Noah.’ And, he adds, without the slightest historical authority, that this word, ‘Noachidæ’ was ‘the first name of Masons, according to some old traditions.’…

“Having thus invented and adopted the name as the distinctive designation of a Mason, he repeats it in his second edition or revision of the ‘Old Charges’ appended to the Book of Constitutions. The first of these charges, in the Constitutions of 1723, contained this passage: ‘A Mason is obliged by his tenure to obey the moral law.’ In the edition of 1738, Dr. Anderson has, without authority, completed the sentence by adding the words ‘as a true Noachida.’…

“About that time, or a little later, a degree was fabricated on the continent of Europe, bearing the name of ‘Patriarch Noachite,’ one peculiar feature of which was that it represented the existence of two classes or lines of Masons, the one descending from the Temple of Solomon, and who were called Hiramites, and the other tracing their origin to Noah, who were styled Noachites… the term…has become of so common use that Noachida and Freemason have come to be considered as synonymous terms.

“What does this word really signify, and how came Anderson to adopt it as a Masonic term? The answers to these questions are by no means difficult.

“Noahchida, or Noachides, from which we get the English Noachite, is a gentilitial name, or a name designating the member of a family or race… And so Noachides, or its synonymous Noachida or Noachites, means descendant of Noah.

“But why, it may be asked, are the Freemasons called the descendants of Noah? Why has he been selected alone to represent the headship of the Fraternity? I have no doubt that Dr. Anderson was led to the adoption of the word by the following reason.

“After Noah’s emergence from the ark, he is said to have promulgated seven precepts for the government of the new race of men of whom he was to be the progenitor.

“These seven precepts are: 1, to do justice; 2, worship God; 3, abstain from idolatry; 4, preserve chastity; 5, do not commit murder; 6, do not steal; 7, do not eat the blood.

“These seven obligations, says the Rev. Dr. Raphall, are held binding on all men, inasmuch as all are descendants of Noah, and the Rabbins maintain that he who observes them, though he be not an Israelite, has a share in the future life, and it is the duty of every Jew to enforce their due observance whenever he has the power to do so.

“In consequence of this, the Jewish religion was not confined during its existence in Palestine to the Jewish nation only, but proselytes of three classes were freely admitted. One of these classes was the ‘proselytes of the gate.’… They were not admitted to all the privileges of the Jewish religion… So that, although they were Noachidæ, they were not considered equal to the true children of Abraham.

“Anderson, who was a theologian, was, of course, acquainted with these facts, but with a more tolerant spirit than the Jewish law, which gave converted Gentiles only a qualified reception, he was disposed to admit into the full fellowship of Freemasonry all the descendants of Noah who would observe the precepts of the Patriarch, these being the only moral laws inculcated by Masonry.” (Mackey, pp. 406-410)

VIDEO
THE NOAHIDE WORLD ORDER

CHABAD LUBAVITCH

On January 17, 1951, the Orthodox Jewish Chabad-Lubavitch elected Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson to be the Lubavitch “Rebbe.” The “Rebbe,” who is regarded by the International Lubavitch Movement as the “messiah,” was also recognized as a moral leader by many U.S. presidents, starting with President Richard Nixon. According to the Chabad-Lubavitch, the Rebbe enjoyed an especially close relationship with Ronald Reagan, who began the process of giving legislative status to the Lubavitchers’ “ Seven Universal Laws”:

“The President was an early and enthusiastic adherent of the Rebbe’s call to make all people aware of the Seven Universal Laws, based on the belief in a Supreme Being. The Rebbe’s call for a moment of silence in the public schools, and his persistent belief that America must export to the world faith-based moral values, were among the themes that found a welcoming ear in President Reagan.”

In 1982, in honor of the 80th birthday of Rebbe Menachem Schneerson, President Reagan, an Honorary Scottish Rite Mason, issued a declaration, which Congress confirmed, that April 4 would become a National Day of Reflection on the Seven Noahide Laws as a moral code for mankind.

“One shining example for people of all faiths of what education ought to be is that provided by the Lubavitch movement, headed by Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, a worldwide spiritual leader who will celebrate his 80th birthday on April 4, 1982. The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s work stands as a reminder that knowledge is an unworthy goal unless it is accompanied by moral and spiritual wisdom and understanding. He has provided a vivid example of the eternal validity of the Seven Noahide Laws, a moral code for all of us regardless of religious faith. May he go from strength to strength.

“In recognition of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s 80th birthday, the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled have issued House Joint Resolution 447 to set aside April 4, 1982, as a ‘National Day of Reflection.

“NOW, THEREFORE, I, RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim April 4, 1982, as National Day Reflection.”

Nine years later, in 1991, the Seven Noahide Laws became Public Law 102-14 after a vote by the U.S. Congress on the recommendation of Reagan’s successor, President George H. W. Bush, a member of the Masonic Order of Skull & Bones (’48). Before a joint session of Congress, President Bush honored Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, the now deceased “messiah” of the Lubavitch Movement, by establishing the observance of Education Day, USA. This national observance was intended “to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws.” In reality, P.L.102-14 established the Talmud as the supreme Law of the Land.

Jared Kushner – Vice President of Friends of Chabad at Harvard

All U.S. Presidents since Richard Nixon have endorsed the Chabad Lubavitch Noahide legislation which the U.S. Congress passed as Public Law 102—14 (H.J. Res. 104) on March 20, 1991. Furthermore, the Lubavitcher Universal Institute of Noahide Code, UN NGO (ECOSOC), being also an international movement, has been endorsed globally by world leaders who will be representing their countries in the Sanhedrin’s Organization of 70 Nations in Jerusalem.

Government Leaders Encourage Adherence to the Seven Noahide Laws

“Other world leaders have joined the call for further observance and knowledge of these laws. For example, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Union wrote (in July, 2014) that he seeks greater ‘dissemination of the universal values known as the Noahide laws’ and Major General Michael Jeffery, Governor General of Australia, lamenting family breakdowns and drug and alcohol abuse in modern society in a 2008 letter wrote that he believed that observing the fundamental values of the Noahide Laws can be an antidote to such ills of society.”

The Chabad Lubavitch claims that Jews enforcing the Noahide Laws and overseeing their execution will reverse the moral degeneration of mankind and restore the world to the pristine conditions that existed in the Garden of Eden before the fall of Adam and Eve. Their marketing ploy is that their utopian “new world order” of peace and universal brotherhood will reverse the moral collapse and the global chaos engulfing mankind.

70 Nations Invited to Jerusalem Sanhedrin Declaration, Replace U.N.

“Rabbi Yoel Schwartz, president of the Sanhedrin’s Court for the Noahides, has been charged with preparing the declaration, called “The Song of Israel and the World,” that would describe the spiritual basis for the organization…

“Humanity created religions such as Christianity and Islam that served as instruments throughout history to bring humanity closer to this great day, when everyone would recognize the God of the world that was revealed on Mount Sinai in a desert that belongs to no people…

“We see God’s hand clearly in the miracle of the Jewish state that arose again two thousand years after its destruction. It is incumbent upon all those who accompany us to try as much as possible to spread the belief according to the prophets, just as the Jews guarded and observed their words and to prevent, God forbid, the spread of man-made religions. Those who do so must also aid the Jews in observing what God commanded them. God required of the Jews an additional amount, more than he required from the other nations, since the Jews will serve as the priests of the mankind. And the other nations should not, God forbid, try to influence his people to join their religions.”

“Rabbi Dov Stein, secretary of the Sanhedrin, described the need to replace the United Nations: ‘We now live in an era when threats are global and not limited to one country. This is true of weapons, environmental issues, and even social issues. The solutions must come from a universal effort. The United Nations has failed in its mandate by rejecting God as the creator and the Noahide Laws common to all of mankind.’

“As an example, Rabbi Stein described the resolution being drafted to make abortions and assisted suicides a ‘universal human right’ which the rabbi said violated the Noahide law prohibiting murder.

“‘They have rejected the basics of humanity that were given at Sinai,’ he said. ‘We have to re-educate the world in order to address these issues. We need a universal organization that will return to the Bible, re-educate the world. This is not a religious initiative. This is a national initiative with each nation bringing its special aspect, all nations joining together in Jerusalem, where the world was created.’”

Unfortunately, the real agenda of the Sanhedrin is not peace and justice for all but a dystopian world disorder that will destroy civilization.

CHRISTIAN IDOLATERS?

According to the Noahide Laws, Christians who worship Jesus Christ are guilty of idolatry.

The Noachides & Rome’s Chief Rabbi, Riccardo Di Segni

“In Rome, on January 17, 2002, in the Lecture hall of the Major Roman Pontifical Seminary, a meeting was organized by the Diocese of Rome, part of the Day of Jewish-Christian dialogue. Present on the Catholic side were Cardinal Jorge Maria Mejia and Msgr. Rino Fisichella, and on the Jewish side, Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, who replaced Rabbi Elio Toaff as Chief Rabbi of Rome…

“Rabbi Di Segni…explains [the seven precepts that all noachides must respect]:

“These rules are: interdiction of all worship except monotheism, interdiction on blasphemy, the obligation to form tribunals, the interdiction on homicide, theft, adultery, and incest, and the interdiction on eating food torn from living animals.

“…The Rabbi’s attention is completely fixed on the first precept, that of monotheism: ‘As to the monotheist cult, apparently, it poses no doubt for the major religions.’ Aren’t Judaism, Christianity and Islam defined, in post-conciliar language that has become colloquial today, as ‘the three major monotheist religions’? In fact, Di Segni sees no difficulty in defining Muslims as strict and even circumcised monotheists. But, as to Christians, he has some doubts….

Christians: monotheists or idolators?

“This is where Di Segni—who is the author of the re-publication of the Toledoths Jehsu, under the new title, Il Vangelo del Ghetto [The Gospel of the Ghetto], with the Toledoths Jehsu being the most inflammatory Jewish legends against Jesus (1)—‘speaks clearly’ to the prelates who heard him:

“At the point we have now reached, it is necessary to make a clarification on Jewish theology, which, on the subject of monotheism and how it is lived by Christianity, gives rise to a debate that is essentially a dilemma. The point in question is in view of establishing whether Jesus’ divinity can be compatible, for a non-Jew (because for a Jew it is absolutely not) with the monotheistic concept.

“In other words: The Jew who would become a Christian, thus then believing in the divinity of Jesus, would cease to be a monotheist in order to become an idolater. Must one say the same thing of a non-Jew? Is believing in Jesus’ divinity a sin of idolatry, a violation of the first precept of the Noachide law? Rabbi Di Segni advises:

“‘As to be expected, in Jewish theology, the answer to this question is not unanimous: some firmly deny it, others place certain conditions on it. The consequence is that, according to the literal opinion, the Christian would not be on the path of salvation’ since he is guilty of idolatry…

“Di Segni concludes: ‘If one must literally apply the Noachide system of laws, it [the punishment of death] would be applied to all, so that the Noachides might observe it. Likewise, the punishment of death would apply to what treats forbidding the worship of strange gods,’ in view of monotheism.”

Source: “The Noachides and Rome’s Chief Rabbi, Riccardo Di Segni,” Father Francesco Ricossa, Sodalitium, French Edition, No. 53, July, 2002, translated by Suzanne M. Rini, Trans Et Alia, Vol. 3, Nowa 3, Sept. 2002.

The Chief Rabbi of Rome was putting the Roman Catholic hierarchy on notice that the Jewish elite, which even now controls the world from behind the scenes, will soon have legal authority to prosecute and execute Christians for the crime of idolatry. According to the Sodalitium article, not one of the Vatican prelates protested the agenda of the Jews: “Today, the unthinkable has been realized. But the Cardinals present at the lecture of…Rabbi Di Segni, keep silent.” Nor did the prelates question the Jewish power in a court of law.

In a 2006 meeting on Rome’s Capitol Hill, the same Rabbi di Segni who threatened the execution of those who worship Jesus Christ, met with Roman Catholic, Muslim and Jewish leaders in a show of interfaith unity. What do the leaders of Roman Catholicism, Islam and Jewry have in common? Are they conspiring to enforce the Noahide Laws to eliminate their common enemy, Christians and Christianity?

From left, Rome’s Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, President of the St. Egidio Community Andrea Riccardi, Pontifical Council of Interreligious Dialogue’s French Cardinal Paul Jean Poupard, Secretary of the Islamic Cultural Center Abdallah Redouane, Rome’s Mosque Imam Sami Salem, Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni, and President of the Jewish Community of Rome Leone Pasermann join their hand in unison at the end of an interreligious meeting held in Rome’s Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006. Three top religious representatives – Di Segni, Salem, and Poupard – gathered Tuesday in a symbolic meeting to present a new magazine and called for renewed interreligious dialogue, only days after Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks about Islam and violence prompted anger in part of the Muslim world. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito) (Corriere Della Sera, Martedì 19 Settembre 2006, 18:19)

In 2013, on March 20, which was the feast of Passover, Rabbi de Signi was warmly welcomed at the Vatican by Pope Francis.
“Here is a translation of the note that Pope Francis sent to the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Riccardo di Segni, for the feast of Passover, which starts today at sundown. The Holy Father met Rabbi di Segni on March 20, during his audience with delegations from other Christian confessions and non-Christian religions.

“A few days on from our meeting, and with renewed gratitude for your having desired to honor the celebration of the beginning of my ministry with your presence and that of other distinguished members of the Jewish community, I take great pleasure in extending my warmest best wishes to you and Rome’s entire Jewish community on the occasion of the Great Feast of Pesach. May the Almighty, who freed His people from slavery in Egypt to guide them to the Promised Land, continue to deliver you from all evil and to accompany you with His blessing. I ask you to pray for me, as I assure you of my prayers for you, confident that we can deepen [our] ties of mutual esteem and friendship. – FRANCIS [Translation by Vatican Radio]” (Zenit)

ORTHODOX JEWISH YESHIVAS

Meanwhile, in Jerusalem, Orthodox Jewish yeshivas have been educating Jews about the forthcoming Jewish monarchy, their Jewish privilege and the draconian Noahide laws. The Kingdom of Israel will be the Antichrist’s servile slave state into which the damnable heresy of Dominionist / Kingdom Theology of the Calvinists is leading those who believe their false teachings.

Kingdom of Israel: Extremist Rabbis Dream of Jewish Monarchy, With a Special Role for Non-Jews

“Having a king seems like such a simple concept. Instead of the tiresome processes of democracy, a king can be anointed – a single sovereign with extraordinary rights who can enslave prisoners of war and do as he pleases. No elections and no High Court of Justice.

“The second part of “Torat Hamelech” (“The King’s Torah”) – written by rabbis from the Od Yosef Hai yeshiva in the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar – is written in the language of halakha (Jewish religious law) and quotes Jewish sources, while revealing the secret aspirations of the most extremist settlers.

“The compendium is devoted entirely to laws pertaining to “the public and the kingdom.” In other words, to the establishment of a religious-Jewish monarchy that will replace secular democracy in Israel. It describes a world in which the king is omnipotent, owning slaves and handmaidens. A world in which Jews have extra rights and non-Jews cannot hold public office; a world in which there is no private property (everything belongs to the king) and rebels are put to death…

“The first volume of “The King’s Torah” concerned laws relating to life and death between Jews and non-Jews. It detailed the laws that permit the killing of non-Jews under different circumstances – such as during wartime, or when a non-Jew threatens a Jew.

“The new volume gives a set of – totally dystopian – laws that will prevail in the kingdom of Israel. It discusses how the king will be chosen; what his rights will be; and what rights (if any) his subjects will have…

“The first chapters in the second volume of “The King’s Torah” dwell on the importance of anointing an Israeli king, and how he is to be chosen. “Everybody needs a king,” the text explains, quoting Pirkei Avot: “If not for awe of the king, people would eat each other alive.” The king is, naturally, an authoritative leader. The power of the kingdom is based on the people’s need for it to exist. The king is “given power to take care of himself, not just the public partnership,” they explain – and this is for the greater good, because “the king encompasses the entire nation, and the good of the nation depends upon him.”

“Maimonides (also known as the Rambam), the authors note, writes that gentiles who respond to the call to peace and immediately agree to convert need to understand that they will remain inferior and unfit for any office in Israel. The Rambam’s intention, they clarify, was that gentiles should be treated with compassion, but should not participate in government.

“Regarding non-Jews who do not observe the Seven Laws of Noah, they add that the Rambam says gentiles we conquer become like slaves to us; it is permissible not to return a loan to a gentile, since the failure to involve them in decisions amounts to less than expropriating a loan as it does not involve financial loss.

“According to WikiNoah. a United Noachide Council is training Yeshiva students from every country to be Noachide Judges:

United Noachide Council

“One of the primary organization’s goals and future purpose is to support a democratically run General Noachide Council that represents the interests and needs of ‘All’ Noachide Communities throughout the world, and ultimately to support a Supreme United Noachide Council composed of only qualified Noachide judges which will have graduated from a yeshiva for B’nei Noach in Israel.

“Branch UNC, Inc. organizations are in process of formation at various locations throughout the world. The goal of the UNC, Inc. organization is to have branches in every country….
“The goals of the United Noachide Council are:

“To set up a democratically run Noachide Council, which will seek to sponsor Noachide Yeshiva students from every Noachide Country in the world to study to become fully qualified Noachide Judges. A five to ten year Hebrew only program of study in Noachide and Oral Laws is currently being formulated and will be administered by Various Orthodox Rabbis, and will be located in Israel.”

VIDEO
THE NOAHIDE DECEPTION

CHRISTIAN NOAHIDES?

The Orthodox Jewish yeshivas are also teaching Christians. This is a trap for Zionist and Messianic Christians. They will not be learning the Torah but the oral traditions and commentaries of the Rabbis in the Talmud and Jewish magic in the Kabbalah!
Yeshivas for Christians? Evangelicals Flock to Jewish Learning Centers in Israel

Whether online or at actual brick-and-mortar facilities in the Holy Land, thousands of evangelical Christians are increasingly turning to Jewish educators in pursuit of ‘authentic Torah teaching’

“It’s become a phenomenon,” Rivkah Lambert Adler, an Orthodox-Jewish educator, told Haaretz. “What we’re seeing is a profound hunger and thirst among Christians for authentic Torah teaching.”

Haaretz said Lambert Adler, who published a book on the subject last year called “Ten From the Nations: Torah Awakening Among Non-Jews,” said many evangelicals “see the Jewish people as leaders in Bible scholarship and as individuals who are able to open the door to a better understanding of the Hebraic roots of their own faith.”

One of the first ventures of its kind, Root Source, was launched in April 2014 by Gidon Ariel, an Orthodox Jew, and Bob O’Dell, a Christian philanthropist and high-tech entrepreneur.

Online subscribers to Root Source can access prerecorded lectures on topics such as biblical Hebrew, women in the Bible, Jewish prayer, the Holy Temple, God, Moses and the Book of Proverbs.

Founder AnaRina Heymann says there is “a genuine and growing wave of interest from pro-Israel Christians, and we have a responsibility to respond and engage through the common ground of biblical narrative – which in turn provides them with advocacy tools to stand with us against the growing wave of anti-Semitism in the world.”…

Lambert Adler estimates that “a few thousand” Christians have participated in classes offered by this new crop of yeshivas now open to them. The only hindrance to growth, she said, is the lack of qualified and available teachers.

She acknowledged that Orthodox Jews in general tend to be “very defensive about Christians.”

“We tend not to trust them, we tend to think they have a missionizing agenda 100 percent of the time, and we tend to want them to just leave us alone,” she said.

WHY THE NOAHIDE LAWS?

New World Order Pledged to Jews
Arthur Greenwood of British War Cabinet Sends Message of Assurance Here

RIGHTING OF WRONGS SEEN

English Rabbi Delivers to Dr. S.S. Wise
New Statement on Question After War
October 6, 1940

“In the first public declaration on the Jewish question since the outbreak of the war, Arthur Greenwood, member without portfolio in the British War Cabinet, assured the Jews of the United States that when victory was achieved an effort would be made to found a new world order based on the ideals of ‘justice and peace.’

“Mr. Greenwood, who is Deputy Leader of the British Labor party, declared that in the new world the conscience of civilized humanity would demand that the wrongs suffered by the Jewish people in so many countries should be righted.’ He added that after the war an opportunity would be given to Jews everywhere to make a ‘distinctive and constructive contribution’ in the rebuilding of the world.” continue…

Vengeance is Mine: The Great Tribulation as a Purim Sacrifice by Emma Elmer

“The Jews see the destruction of their enemies as part of the deliverance of their god. They consider their actions as part of God’s divine plan for the destruction of the Amalekites. The deliverance of the Jews from all enemies became part of the plan for all ages. The Jews were to always be delivered from their enemies through their own actions. They did not wait for God to act. They took action unto themselves and asked God to bless it. It has been thus ever since. There is no turning the other cheek. There is no forgiving enemies or praying for those who despitefully used them. There is only death, and the death of their enemies meant God had blessed them.

“Unfortunately, Christians believe the same thing. They too expect God to deliver the Jews from all modern enemies through overwhelming fire power. The death of innocents is just God’s blessing on the Jews. The Feast of Purim is from where this idea comes. God is expected to perform for “His” people regardless of repentance or righteousness. It is true the people fasted, but no where is it recorded that the fast led to a deeper knowledge of God and repentance from sin. That is because the Jew does not have any knowledge of personal sin. All sin is national. According to the Rabbis, Jews are ‘saved’ by their own blood. This destruction of their enemies by the Jews is known as the law of vendetta. We can see this law enacted every day in modern Israel. That is what happens when Jews come into political and military power. All who oppose them are marked for destruction and God will bless it.

“The law-of-vendetta is a blood feud. There is no ending it. It is the Jewish Hatfields and McCoys. The law is based on old Babylonian law. It has found its way into modern jurisprudence under the name lex talionis, or law of retaliation. The Bible calls it an ‘eye for an eye.’ This means that the punishment should be equal to the offence. Of course, Jewish retaliation is always 10 times greater than the offence. That, too, was evident in the Book of Esther. Revenge is a trait so ingrained so deeply into the Jewish consciousness that it is almost genetic. A Jew never forgives and never forgets. They still avenge supposed wrongs to their tribe committed 1,000 or 2,000 years ago.

“Breach for breach, eye for eye, a tooth for a tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again.” (Leviticus 24:20)

“Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord.” (Rom. 12:19)

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QUEEN ELIZABETH & PRINCE HARRY CHALLENGE THE OBAMAS

ERETZ ISRAEL & THE LAST TRUMP

UNDER THE TALMUDIC NOAHIDE LAWS

Nepotism at John Macarthur’s Grace To You 

Every Year Grace To You Awards Contract to John Macarthur’s Son In Law’s Firm
 
[Note: Since this article was published, The Welch Group has changed its name.  It’s now known as The Welch Group Companies and it’s video production arm is now called DormaproductionsTo still see the Welch Group listed on the Grace To You IRS 990 form for 2012, then click here and scroll down to page 34.]
 
Grace To You (GTY) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.  It has “12 voting members of the governing body.”  John Macarthur is the President of GTY; his son, Matt Macarthur, is Treasurer of GTY; and his other son, Mark Macarthur, is a Director of GTY. (John Macarthur’s sons are considered to be non-independent board members of GTY.)  (Mark Macarthur works as the Chief Investment Officer for Criterion Wealth Management.)
 
In the IRS 990 form for 2009, Schedule L, in the section titled, “Business Transactions Involving Interested Persons,” and listed under “Contract Services,” it’s shown that GTY paid $667,000 to The Welch Group Corporation.  The Welch Group Corporation is a video production company whose CEO and sole owner is Kory Welch, John Macarthur’s son-in law.  For the calendar years from 2008-2013, The Welch Group was paid the following by Grace To You:
 
2008–$741,000
2009–$667,000
2010–$658,950
2011–$694,190
2012–$773,798
2013–$788,452
2014–$789,433 (includes Dorma Productions contract)
 
Total for the last 7 years–$5,112,823
 
Update: It’s in the public record that for the 2011 calendar year John Macarthur earned $402,444 for working part time for Grace To You.  This salary doesn’t include Macarthur’s earnings at The Master’s College and Seminary (which was $103,000 for 2011), Grace Church, book royalties, speaking fees, etc.  This record can be seen on page 7 of the link here.  The Masters College and Seminary record can be seen here.  For his work at Grace To You and The Masters College and Seminary, John Macarthur earned nearly $10,000 per week.
 

Other Articles of Interest
 
 
 
See “Is John Macarthur a Master of the Craft?” to view Masonic symbols in Kory Welch’s videos.
 
See  John Macarthur’s “Slave” Book Promotional Video Depicts the Masonic All-Seeing Eye Within a Pyramid
 
Click here to learn that John Macarthur’s Church’s principal financier is/was a Governor of The Council for National Policy, a CFR front. 

John Macarthur’s Transformational, Church Growth, Purpose-Driven Church

By Bob Johnson

March 9, 2009

INTRO – JOHN MACARTHUR’S TRANSFORMATIONAL, CHURCH GROWTH, PURPOSE-DRIVEN CHURCH
PART 1 – WHAT IS THE CHURCH GROWTH MOVEMENT?
Communitarianism, Amitai Etzioni, and the Kabbalah The Talmud and the Noahide Laws Judeo-Freemasonry & The Kabbalah Peter Drucker, the Kabbalah, and Total Quality Management (TQM) Church Transformation and the Dialectic Process Rick Warren and the CFR Facilitators, Small Groups, and Brainwashing Hegel, Alchemy, and the Kabbalist “Tree of Life” Leadership Training Vision Casting How the Church Growth Movement Invokes Demons Kurt Lewin and the National Training Labs Transformation to a Cell Group Structure Transformation of Church Function
PART 2 – HOW  THE CHURCH GROWTH MOVEMENT MANIFESTS ITSELF AT GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH
John Macarthur’s Purpose Driven Ministries: The Guild & The Foundry
PART 3 – THE MASTERS ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL (TMAI) LEADERSHIP
Mr. Rob Iverson—Nestle and TQM Jay Letey—World Partners USA and The Center for Church-Based Training Mr. Bill Molinari—the Chairman of Leadership Resources International Dr. Irv Busenitz—served as a representative for Evangelism-In-Depth, a church growth org Mr. David Deuel and Joni and Friends Ministry Mr. Ken Fuller Mr. Len Crowley—the Managing Director for Counsel & Capital Dr. David A. Wismer Dr. Steve Lawson, Southern Baptist—“God is the Architect…radically transforming our lives” TMAI Leader’s Transformational Language
PART 4 – TMAI TRAINING CENTERS
TMAI Brazil–partners with Mozambican government TMAI Honduras–training leaders for Cuban “cell” churches TMAI South Africa–connects to the UN TMAI New Zealand TMAI Mexico–partners with a member of the WCC TMAI Russia–ministry of Globeworks International TMAI Russia–connects to the UN TMAI Philippines–their leader is a missionary with Reach Global TMAI Leadership Community
PART 5 – THE MONEY TRAIL – WHO FINANCES TMAI?
The Believers Foundation Robert Jaeb and The Conservative Caucus Lorena Jaeb and The Council for National Policy How the CGM Infiltrated GCC John Macarthur preaches with Greg Laurie, a supporter of the Purpose Driven Movement
PART 6 – JOHN MACARTHUR’S ECUMENICAL ROOTS
PART 7 – ALBERT MOHLER & MARK DEVER

 


INTRODUCTION

On January 2, 2005, John Macarthur gave a sermon to his congregation in which he described the state of his church. In that sermon John Macarthur stated, “I feel like part of the ministry I must discharge before the Lord and you is a ministry of warning about danger. Our church is not in particular danger from some dominating iniquity. It is not in particular danger from some infiltrating heresy. It is not in danger from some loss of resources financially or human. Everything you can see on the surface looks to be good. And we would have every reason to think we stand, and still be on the brink of a fall.”

John Macarthur said that his church was not in particular danger from infiltrating heresy. This paper will show that a dangerous heresy has infiltrated his church; a heresy known generally as the church growth movement. And this paper will show that this movement, being backed by globalists and being used to fulfill their one-world agenda, is now manipulating GCC into that same agenda.

John Macarthur said that his church is not in danger from some dominating iniquity. This paper will show that John Macarthur, being the dominant figure in his church, by disobeying the doctrine of separation, has allowed men to speak at his church and has allowed men to occupy leadership positions in his church, who, professing to be Christians, are actually dedicated to this one-world agenda.

John Macarthur said that everything you can see on the surface of his church looks to be good. I have been to his church, and I have attended his ministries, and I didn’t have to look beyond the surface to see that everything there is not good. I didn’t have to look beyond the surface of his church in order to see the presence of the Purpose Driven Church (PDC) model or the dialectic sessions employed by that model. Nor did I have to look beyond the surface to see that John Macarthur’s international ministry, a ministry dedicated to “training church leaders worldwide,” is a church growth organization now partnering with foreign governments.

In his “state of the church” sermon, John Macarthur said that GCC could be on the brink of a fall. GCC has gone beyond that brink and has now fallen. GCC is not holy, peculiar, sanctified and set apart, but rather, is a church that has now found common ground with Satanic agents pushing the one-world agenda via the church growth movement.

Allow me, by way of introduction, to say how I became interested in the goings on at GCC. My interest in GCC began in March 2005 when a local pastor invited me to accompany him to the GCC Pastor’s Conference being held that same month. Wanting to get information about the conference, I went to the GCC website where I noticed that Dr. Albert Mohler was to be a keynote speaker. I’d never heard of Dr. Mohler. When curiosity pressed and an internet search ended, I had discovered information about Dr. Mohler that was not in accord with his Christian profession.

I had discovered that Dr. Mohler was a Founding Fellow of the “think tank” of a UN-NGO. I had discovered that a UN-NGO is a non-governmental organization that is listed with the UN and that serves the UN and its one-world agenda. And therefore, I concluded that it must necessarily follow, that Dr. Mohler, being a Founding Fellow of this UN-NGO’s “think tank” which serves the UN and its agenda, must also serve the UN agenda. (It has since been confirmed to me by a colleague of Dr. Mohler’s that all the Fellows of the “think tank” of this UN-NGO are dedicated to the principles of the charter of the UN).

Knowing that the UN agenda is satanic and knowing that this agenda includes the destruction of Biblical Christianity, I wondered why John Macarthur would invite a man dedicated to this agenda into his church and into his pulpit. Was John Macarthur aware of Dr. Mohler’s UN affiliation? (I have since learned that Dr. Mohler holds leadership positions in at least two organizations that serve the UN globalist agenda as NGO’s.)

I proceeded to write a letter to each of the members of the GCC elder board. I warned them all of Dr. Mohler’s associations. I received a reply from elder, Phil Johnson, dated March 23, 2005. Regarding Dr. Mohler’s associations, Mr. Johnson wrote, “We may not agree with all his associations, but nothing in Scripture demands that we separate from a true brother in Christ just because we may disagree with him on where he draws the circle of his own fellowship.” Is this a true statement? Is there nothing in Scripture that demands separation from a professed Christian who is affiliated with satanic evil (the UN)?

Many verses in Scripture demand that Christians separate from evil and 2 Thess. 3:14 demands separation from professed Christians who are disobedient: “And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him that he may be ashamed.” Scripture does demand separation from Dr. Mohler.

Why didn’t the GCC elders seem to be alarmed by Dr. Mohler’s affiliations? Why were they willing to ignore Biblical commands in order to continue a relationship with Dr. Mohler?

Being dissatisfied with the reply I’d received from the GCC elder board, I then decided to make phone calls to several other GCC pastors in order to inform them of Dr. Mohler’s UN connection. Surely, they would all be concerned. I told them all that Dr. Mohler was a Fellow of a UN-NGO. What was their response? The pastors all angrily denied this easily verifiable fact.

I then decided to write letters to about ten more GCC pastors. I expressed to them my concern that Dr. Mohler was a Fellow of a UN-NGO. I received a reply from one pastor, Rick Mclean, responding for all, who, putting himself in the position of God, told me that the information I’d given them regarding Dr. Mohler’s associations “was of no eternal consequence.” This pastor also told me to never contact them again regarding this matter.

In November 2005, a member of GCC agreed to meet me for a discussion. His name was George. I had asked George during a phone conversation if he’d be willing to have a discussion with me concerning some things at GCC that I had found troubling. Two days after agreeing to meet with me, I received an email from George informing me that our meeting couldn’t take place. He told me that after checking with his church’s authorities, those authorities had decided not to allow our meeting to take place. George also informed me that only one man at GCC would meet with me. This was the same pastor who had already written to tell me to never contact them again. The email that George sent me was cc’d or copied to this same pastor and George informed me that any future correspondence I might have with him would also be cc’d to this pastor. The GCC authorities were exercising strict control over this situation. If Dr. Mohler’s UN affiliation was “of no eternal consequence” according to pastors at GCC, then why were they taking such extraordinary measures in order to prevent the exposure of that affiliation? Why were they willing to go to such lengths in order to keep knowledge of that affiliation hidden from their church membership?

George was not allowed to meet me for a discussion in a local coffee shop. In not allowing one Christian to meet another, the GCC authorities had taken authority not given them in the Word of God. In not allowing one Christian to meet another, the GCC authorities were exercising a type of control that is cult-like.

Believing the GCC authority’s behavior to be deceitful, and knowing they didn’t want Dr. Mohler’s UN affiliation exposed, I decided to do just that at their March 2006 Pastor’s Conference. With Dr. Mohler again invited to be a keynote speaker, I stood outside their church and handed out flyers to the arriving pastors.

The flyer was titled “Al Mohler and the United Nations.” The flyer basically contained 2 facts: Al Mohler was a Founding Fellow of the Research Institute (think tank) of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and that the ERLC was a UN-NGO.

How did the GCC officials respond to these flyers being handed out on the public sidewalk outside their church? A GCC pastor, Eric Bancroft, with the head of security in tow, approached me and angrily told me that my flyer contained “all lies”; he then warned me that if I was to set foot on GCC property, I’d be arrested. When I left GCC that evening, some GCC officials followed me and with the head of security present, they photographed my car and wrote down my license plate number.

What began as an effort to warn the saints at GCC about Dr. Mohler’s UN affiliation didn’t end with my threatened arrest. The GCC authorities had tried to keep Dr. Mohler’s UN affiliation hidden from their membership. I couldn’t help but wonder what else they may be hiding. “Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.” So, I decided to take a closer look into their ministries.

GCC has eight subministries listed on their website. Two of these subministries are singles ministries. In looking through these two ministry’s web pages, I began to notice the presence of certain “buzzwords” common to the Purpose Driven Church (PDC) model. I noticed that much of the language used to describe the activities of these ministries was identical to the language used in the PDC model. Being very familiar with both the “buzzwords” and structure of the PDC, I strongly suspected that these two ministries were run on that model. My suspicions were confirmed after I attended both of these ministry’s Friday night “Bible studies.” It was then that I realized that the church growth movement (CGM)/PDC model had infiltrated GCC in at least their two singles ministries.

Knowing that the PDC movement had already spread like wildfire across America’s churches and knowing that once this movement gets a foothold in a church it will spread like cancer throughout the entire church body, I knew that it was my Christian duty to warn the saints at GCC about this real danger within.

In the summer of 2006, I wrote a letter intended for the Christian remnant at GCC in which I warned them of this dangerous church growth infiltration. It was titled “A Wake Up Call to the Saints at Grace Community Church.” While standing on the sidewalk across the street, I handed out copies to the congregants as they left the church. I handed out this letter of warning for three consecutive Sundays.

On the second Sunday, as I handed out the “Wake-up Call,” the police were called. A black and white unit stopped and an officer approached me and told me that they had received a call claiming that I was harassing the congregation. I was handing out my letter to Christians as they left the church. I never harassed anyone and no one had complained to me.

Why were the police called? On that same day, in what could be construed as another act of intimidation, a GCC official approached me and told me that the GCC authorities were considering a lawsuit against me.

Since handing out this letter of warning, I have continued to look into the activities of various ministries at GCC and I have continued to find activity indicating the presence of the church growth movement. For example, I have seen that a GCC ministry called The Master’s Academy International (TMAI), which states that its mission is to “train church leaders worldwide,” is actually a church growth organization that is now partnering with foreign governments. (A goal of the church growth movement is to merge the church into a partnership with business and government. This is called Communitarianism.) Later, I will describe both the leadership and the activities of TMAI in detail.

Grace Community Church (GCC) [www.gracechurch.org], pastored by John Macarthur is being subverted and transformed by the church growth movement (CGM). This paper will give a description of the CGM, how it manifests itself at GCC, and how it has infiltrated GCC.

PART 1 – WHAT IS THE CHURCH GROWTH MOVEMENT (CGM)?

What is the Church Growth Movement (CGM)?

Some Christians are aware that Satan is forming a world government (New World Order) which he plans to rule from modern Israel through the coming false Jewish Messiah (the anti-Christ). What most Christians don’t know is that the apostate Church will not only be a partner in this New World Order, but is even now working toward its creation.

“Evangelical churches will be the chief instrument to bring the New World Order to birth.” 1.

The purpose of the church growth movement is to facilitate the transition of Christians and churches into the New World Order. The starting point for the New World Order is a political ideology known as Communitarianism.

Communitarianism, Amitai Etzioni, and the Kabbalah

Communitarianism is a “Third Way” compromise between Capitalism and Communism.  Communitarianism is not Fascism nor is it Communism, but a synthesis of these opposing ideologies which preceded it. It draws government-business partnerships from Fascism and employs group decision-making from Communism.  Communitarianism will resemble a corporate state (Fascism) in which the elite will work under capitalist rules to continue generating wealth while the working class will be controlled by Communist model laws. The Communitarian synthesis incorporates not only elements of Fascism and Communism, but also Globalism.

The impending economic collapse of the United States along with the financial markets of the world will create the conditions necessary for a global Communitarian society.  U.S. President Barack Obama is a Communitarian whose Cabinet and staff will function as a Third Way governing board.  It is significant that Barack Obama’s base as a “community organizer” was Chicago’s churches:

“President Obama began his career on the South Side of Chicago, working with a coalition of churches to improve living conditions in poor neighborhoods. During the election, people all across the country talked about feeling a new sense of civic engagement and got involved in politics for the first time. Now, President Obama and Vice President Biden are counting on Americans from all walks of life to serve the nation and help address the problems we face—and they’re committed to building the infrastructure and providing the resources that will make it possible.” 2.

Shortly after he took office, President Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Office for Faith-Based and Community Partnerships. Churches who sign on with this faith-based initiative will be required to compromise in many ways, such as refraining from sharing the Gospel and employing non-believers in their programs. It appears there will be serious legal consequences for refusal to employ whomever may apply, even Muslims, Satanists, homosexuals, transgenders and pedophiles.


Update, March 2017: “How the HRC and Gay Lobby Have Been Empowered by White House Faith-Based Partnerships


“Obama’s overriding reason for establishing this office is because he believes that ‘our problems require an ‘all hands on deck’ approach, and that the federal government should enlist effective faith-based and community groups to help solve them.’ Of course, Obama’s strong support of faith-based and community partnership initiatives stems from his early years as a hands-on community organizer on Chicago’s South Side…

“The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships…will be overseen by a 25-member advisory board of ‘religious and secular leaders and scholars from different backgrounds’ appointed to one-year terms. The Faith-Based Advisory Council will be headed by Rev. Joshua DuBois, the 26-year-old Pentecostal pastor who served as director of religious affairs for Obama’s Presidential campaign. Included on the influential Council are [Evangelical and Baptist ministers including]… Rev. Jim Wallis, President & Executive Director, Sojourners…, Dr. Frank S. Page, President emeritus, Southern Baptist Convention…” 3.

The following description of Communitarianism from the Rockefeller expose, Thy Will Be Done; The Conquest of the Amazon, shows how central the apostate church will be in the coming Communitarian global government: “…communitarianism, a system of church-centered community ownership of property that vaguely would include private ownership of homes and land.” 4. Authors Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett documented the tragic outcome of communitarianism in Latin America — a genocidal campaign conducted by death squads that were funded by Evangelical churches in the United States. (“Antipas: CIA Connections”)

According to Niki Raapana, co-founder of the Anti-Communitarian League, “The leader of the unheralded transition to a communitarian system in the U.S. is the Israeli Zionist founder of the Communitarian Network, Dr. Amitai Etzioni.” 5. Amitai Etzioni, born a German Jew named Werner Falk, is a former member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the founder of American Communitarianism, the founder and director of the Communitarian Network, and possibly the most influential man in American politics today.

According to Amitai Etzioni, “Nationalism must be ended. It is a creed that has come to burden the expansion of globalism.” 6. “The communitarian agenda is to eliminate all nations and establish an all-powerful, central global government.” 7.

Amitai Etzioni was a student of Martin Buber at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 8. Martin Buber was a German Zionist Jew and a Kabbalist who embraced the teachings of Hasidism. “In addition to studying Kabbalah with Gershom Scholem, Etzioni worked with Buber himself…” 9. “…he [Amitai Etzioni] studied the Kabbalah and the Hegelian dialectic.” 10.

Why did Werner Falk change his name to Amitai Etzioni? Niki Raapana explains: “The Kabbalah is often described as The Truth Tree or The Tree of Knowledge (Amitai Etzioni means Tree of Knowledge from Zion).” 11. “Communitarian legal theory is based in part in the Kabbalah.” 12.

“Etzioni’s new communitarian idea of ‘community spirit’ is based in the Talmud, Hegel, and the theosophical ideas expressed by Madame Blavatsky and Aleister Crowley. They, along with many other gurus, introduced Americans to the worship of Lucifer as the ultimate ‘light being.’ One Thousand Points of Light is a whole program based on Satanic ‘community oriented’ principles.” 13. The Talmud is the textbook of Jewish Rabbis and the basis of Judaism. The Kabbalah is the “blood and bone” of the Talmud.

The Talmud and the Noahide Laws

Niki Raapana wrote in “The Role of Religion in the Communitarian Synthesis”: “The theory of Communitarianism has its own Law, its own guru, its own theoretical basis, and another set of laws based in the Talmud, which is being taught to American lawyers and judges at the Judaic Law Institute in Washington D.C. Communitarian and Talmudic Law supersedes all other national and religious laws.” 14.

“…in a communitarianized Amerika, we’ll all be required to bow before a court enforcing Talmudic, communitarian laws.” 15. “U.S. lawyers and judges are being retrained to base decisions on Talmudic Law.” 16.

“Israeli Jews claim to have developed ‘a system of courts for non-Jews adhering to the Seven Laws of Noah…’” 17. The Noahide Laws correspond with the Sephirot or path of initiation taught in the Kabbalah. “…the seven Noahide commandments …are arranged in the sefirotic structure familiar to students of Kabbalah. . .” 18. The sefirotic structure is called the Kabbalist “Tree of Life,” which is the meaning of Amitai Etzioni’s first name.

The Noahide Laws will be administered by a restored Sanhedrin. “[Archaeologist Dr. Vendyl Jones] is working with the Sanhedrin to establish a system of courts for non-Jews adhering to the Seven Laws of Noah, which the Torah obligates all of humanity to follow.” 19. “One of those laws is to establish courts of justice. A high court has been established by the Sanhedrin for such purposes, and a subsidiary of that court will soon be established in the United States as well.” 20. In 1991, Chabad-Lubavitch in cooperation with President Bush established the observance of Education Day, USA [Public Law 102—14 (H..J. Res. 104]: March 20, 1991), “to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws.” 21.

According to the Talmud, “One additional element of greater severity is that violation of any one of the seven laws subjects the Noahide to capital punishment by decapitation. (Sanh. 57A)” 22. One of the 7 Noahide Laws prohibits idolatry. True Christians, under these Noahide Laws, will be considered idolaters for their faith in Jesus Christ and will be beheaded.

In the model communitarian villages of Guatemala established and supported by American Evangelicals in the 1980s, the World Zionist Organization conducted espionage, interrogation by torture and genocide which involved beheadings. (“Antipas: CIA Connections”)

“But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before the rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.” Mark 13: 9

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” Rev. 20:4

Judeo-Freemasonry & The Kabbalah

The Kabbalah is the “blood and bone” of Talmudic Judaism, which is Babylonian Pharisaism, and its Gentile front, Freemasonry.

The chief Rabbi of Great Britain, J. H. Hertz, wrote in the Forward to the first English translation of the Babylonian Talmud: “The beginnings of Talmudic literature date back to the time of the Babylonian exile in the Sixth pre-Christian Century.” 23. Rabbi Louis Finklestein, former head of Jewish Theological Seminary of America, wrote of the “The Pharisees”: “Pharasaism became Talmudism…But the spirit of the ancient Pharisee survives unaltered.” 24.

The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia of 1943 states: “The Jewish religion as it is today traces its decent, without a break, through all the centuries, from the Pharisees…The Talmud…is essential for any real understanding of Pharisaism.” 25. The Lord Jesus Christ called Pharisaism the “Synagogue of Satan” (Rev 2:9, 3:9). (Mystery Babylon: Catholic or Jewish?)

Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, a major figure and pioneer of Reform Judaism in America, stated in 1855: “Freemasonry is a Jewish establishment, whose history, grades, official appointments, passwords, and explanations are Jewish from beginning to end.” (Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Israel) The Jewish Tribune stated in 1927, “Freemasonry is based on Judaism. Eliminate the teachings of Judaism from the Masonic ritual and what is left?”

Albert Pike stated in Morals and Dogma, “The Kabalah is the key of all Masonry and the occult sciences…” 26. “It is, in fact, the Cabalistic elements in Freemasonry that act as the main driving force in the envenomed and aggressive opposition of the later to Christianity, and its never-flagging efforts for the undermining and destruction of the Christian organization of society.” 27.

Edith Starr Miller wrote in Occult Theocrasy, “The Kabbalah teaches magic or the art of intercourse with spirits and supernatural beings” 28. Elizabeth Dilling wrote in The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today, “Kabbalah, means ‘tradition,’ and it is the tradition of the paganisms of Babylon, Egypt, and the pagan philosophers, enshrined in the Jewish religion.” 29. “The Jewish Cabala is a library of literature, all on magic and spiritism, and based on sheer pantheism.” 30. “The Hasidist branch of Judaism specializes in the Cabala.” 31. Recall that Martin Buber, who taught Amitai Etzioni, embraced Hasidic Judaism and became a practitioner of Kabbalah.

Peter Drucker, the Kabbalah, and Total Quality Management (TQM)

Communitarians refer to the creation of a world government as the effort to create a “healthy society.” The goal of the church growth movement (CGM) is to manipulate Christians and churches into this healthy society. “Health-based” language is sometimes used in the CGM. Some church growth leaders desire “healthy churches” and “healthy congregations” made up of “healthy Christians.” A healthy church would be one in which all members are willing to compromise the Word of God for the common good.

Communitarians believe that attaining a healthy society involves the successful merger of the 3 sectors of society. It requires a merger of the government sector, the private sector (business) and the social sector (which includes the churches). This merger is also known as “Drucker’s 3-legged stool,” named after its main proponent, Peter Drucker, who is considered to be the “father of modern management.” Peter Drucker, like Amitai Etzioni, was a Communitarian and was also a student of the Kabbalah.

According to Roger Oakland’s “Bob Buford, Peter Drucker, and the Emerging Church,” Peter Drucker, like Amitai Etzioni, shared a bond with the Kabbalist, Martin Buber. Roger Oakland stated, “Drucker felt a strong bond…with a panentheist/ mystic named Martin Buber (1878-1965), who embraced the teachings of Hasidism (Jewish mysticism).” In his book, “Between Man and Man” (New York, NY: Routledge Classics, 2002, first published in 1947), p. 219, Buber states, ‘Since 1900 I had first been under the influence of German mysticism from Meister Eckhart [a mystic] … then I had been under the influence of the later Kabalah [Jewish mysticism] and of Hasidism.’” 32.

Drucker, who developed the community-based global management system, was under the influence of the Kabbalist Martin Buber, who also taught Amitai Etzioni, the Israeli Zionist Communitarian leader in the U.S. and founder of the Communitarian Network. Roger Oakland, quoting Michael Schwarz’s “Early Influences upon Peter Drucker’s Perception of ‘the Public Interest,’ stated, “Drucker was a student of Buber’s at the University of Frankfurt.” 33. John E. Flaherty, author of Peter Drucker: Shaping the Managerial Mind, wrote that Drucker “[drew] upon the wisdom of the philosopher Martin Buber.” 34.  Note: Peter Drucker’s father, Adolf Drucker, was a Grandmaster of the Austrian Freemasons. (Peter Drucker Society)

Peter Drucker was very interested in getting churches involved in the implementation of the world government. Drucker, who once lamented that there were “still many unhealthy churches,” 35. was not only an occultist, but an organizational guru. It was his involvement in the Jewish Kabbalah that inspired him to create an organizational model that would transform churches into agents of Satan. This organizational model today is called Total Quality Management (TQM). “Total” stands for “totalitarian.” It was Drucker’s vision that all organizations, including church organizations, within the 3-legged stool (Communitarian system) be run on TQM. He considered churches not conformed to this TQM model to be “still unhealthy.”

Today, Drucker’s vision has become reality as organizations across all 3 sectors of society have been conformed to a TQM-style organizational model. This organizational model is called Total Quality Leadership in the military, Community Oriented Policing (COPS) or DARE in civilian law enforcement, Outcome-Based Education (OBE), and School to Work (STW) in politics.

Perhaps the main organization manipulating the churches into this Communitarian partnership (New World Order) is the Leadership Network (www.leadnet.org). The Leadership Network was founded by an entrepreneur named Bob Buford. Buford also founded the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management (now called The Leader to Leader Institute). In the dedication to his book, “Halftime”, Buford referred to Drucker as “the man who formed my mind.” 36. The Leadership Network is in the business of marketing and promoting church growth. The Leadership Network trains church leaders how to implement congregational transformation. “The Mission of the Leadership Network is to ‘Accelerate the emergence of the 21st-century church,’ and that the (emerging) ‘paradigm (of the 21st century church) is not centered in theology, but rather it is focused on structure, organization, and the transition from an institutionally based church to a mission-driven church.’” 37. Listed among the recent contributors to The Leadership Network is the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund. 38.

The TQM-style model has been adopted in varying degrees by all churches that have been infiltrated by the church growth movement. This is a major step toward conforming the churches to the standards required by the “Healthy Society.” For example, the First Korean United Methodist Church of Kentucky’s (FKUMC) website states, “FKUMC is dedicated to maximizing the growth of its members through productivity, training, teamwork and total quality management.” 39.

The TQM organizational model in the churches is a transformational process or change process which utilizes group peer pressure to conform the church members to the goals (purpose, mission, vision) of the church leadership.

Church Transformation and the Dialectic Process

Churches on board with the church growth movement are known by different names. Some are called the purpose or mission driven church. They are also called the church of the 21st century, the disciple-making church, the meta-church, and the cell church. Churches that have been subverted by stealth may not be called by any of these names. They may simply be called “community” churches.

Those who are calling for church “transformation” use a variety of terms to make their case. Some claim there is a “need for a second reformation.” Others say that the church “needs to return to the first century church model.” Still others may refer to this church transformation as a needed “paradigm shift” for the church.

In order for the church to merge into Satan’s new world order, agents of transformation must “facilitate” a total transformation of the church. This total church transformation incorporates three general levels of transformation. Change agents working within the churches desire to facilitate a personal transformation of individual church members. They desire a transformation of the church structure away from its traditional biblical model toward a cell or small group church model. And they desire to transform the church’s function so that it will be suited for service within the 3-legged stool (getting the churches to “partner” with the government and business sectors).

How will the transformation of individual church members be accomplished? Change agents within the church have laid a transformational trap for the membership. The plan calls for Christians, as well as community members (diversity), to be seduced into this trap by appealing to their “felt” needs (their “social needs” and not their “spiritual needs”). The plan also calls for creating an “environment” that will enable or “facilitate” the satisfaction of those needs.

The transformational trap laid by change agents is called the dialectic process. The environment created to facilitate the satisfaction of those “felt” needs centers on the dynamic of the small group or team, each lead by a leader/change agent. This change agent-led small group or team functions within an environment of “team-building” and TQM. The dialectic process is the basis of TQM.

The purpose of the group dialectic process is to change the minds and behavior of the participating group members to an outcome pre-determined by the group leader/facilitator. Group members will arrive at this pre-determined outcome (group consensus) through dialogue and by peer pressure facilitated by the group leader. Fearing alienation from the group will cause group members to compromise their position (standards, beliefs) for social harmony. A seeker friendly “ministry” insures that these groups will be diverse (having a mixture of believer and unbeliever). As believers are pressured to reach consensus with unbelievers for relationship building, then God’s Word will be increasingly compromised as the group process repeats itself. When the believer (thesis) reaches consensus with the unbeliever (anti-thesis), then the resulting compromise (synthesis) will be the new thesis for the next group meeting. The end result of this facilitator-led group consensus process will be group member behavioral change and transformation. As group members are transformed and become change agents, they will repeat the process by forming and leading their own groups to compromise and consensus. In this manner, the group members will have “reproduced” themselves.

In church growth infiltrated churches, the leaders/change agents often require, by covenant (forbidden by God), that all members participate in the dialectic process as manifested in small groups. (It should be noted that many “Christians” who are church members have already been through this transformation process by their exposure to change agents, small groups, and the dialectic process at their work [TQM] or at school [OBE] or somewhere else.)

Facilitators, Small Groups, and Brainwashing

If the Christian is to be transformed, then he must participate in the dialectic process or a change agent-led small group. This personal transformation process is continuous (continuous change) and without end. The global planners call the personal transformation process “life-long learning” (cradle to grave transformation and control).

What does God have to say about change agents and a process of continuous change in His Church? “For I am the Lord, I change not…” Mal. 3:6. “My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change. For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?” Prov. 24:21-2

In churches infiltrated by the church growth movement, each small group leader/change agent (also called a facilitator) is Satan’s agent in the group. And the small group he is leading or facilitating is actually functioning as a dialectic brainwashing session. The reason for the term “brainwashing” is because it is the goal of the facilitator to remove from the minds of all the individuals in the group those things that are hindering the individual’s ability to reach group consensus, group harmony, and a collective group mind. It is the job of the facilitator to remove an individual’s standards and beliefs and morals and anything else that he or she may be holding on to (like God’s Word) that prevents that person from agreeing with the feelings of others in the group. This is called “reaching consensus.” The facilitator wants everyone to be unified with one mind.

The small church group leader/facilitator is a highly skilled seducer and manipulator who manipulates the group members by employing the weapon of fear. (All Christians know that God doesn’t give the spirit of fear). To manipulate the group members, the facilitator utilizes the fear of social rejection. This fear or trauma makes the group member feel uncomfortable because he or she experiences the fear of social rejection and alienation that comes from holding to his position against the majority of the group. Social rejection is a trauma that often creates a desire for performance, and this desire is a trap that holds people in bondage. It is during this time of trauma that the change agent will seduce and manipulate with the lie that the truth is to be found in the group consensus. The weak Christian, fearing man more than God, will then compromise the Truth for the group consensus. His trauma will be gone, albeit temporarily; he will be accepted again by the group, but his conscience will be seared. The fear of social rejection and alienation is the fear that the change agent uses to manipulate Christians into ultimately losing their faith. The change agent wants the fear of man to override the fear of God. For many, holding to God’s Word isn’t worth the pain of social rejection and so they compromise. Fear of social rejection keeps them loyal to the group, but what the Christian doesn’t know is that this loyalty to the group and its change agent will one day be transferred to the anti-Christ.

Because group members have willingly sacrificed the truth for the lie in their need for relief from trauma, they have chosen to be deceived. They are no longer lovers of truth. They have been transformed.

Church change agents may admit the purpose of their small group meeting is “for relationship building and bonding.” Does Jesus Christ want His bride seduced into a facilitated bondage through the utilization of fear tactics? “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption…” Rom: 8:15. The change agent and his group members have received the “spirit of bondage.” (I will explain later how this spirit is invoked.)

In the article, “What Exactly is a Cell Church?” written on a Catholic website, the American psychologist, Carl Rogers is quoted regarding small groups: “The power of the ‘small group’ was addressed by a comrade of Maslow, Dr. Carl Rogers, as he saw that moving from traditional religion to the small fellowshipping groups would culminate in ‘God will be dead and buried.’” 40. If the Word of God is compromised by group members through peer pressure tactics (fear of man), then God’s influence over the group members will have been negated.

Change agents in the church intend for everyone, in all situations, to be willing to compromise the Word of God. The transformed Christian has learned that compromise is the way to social harmony. The transformed Christian will turn others on to compromised thinking. This is what the church growth change agents refer to when they say, “we want to train leaders who will reproduce themselves.” They mean “we want to train change agents who will transform others into change agents, repeating the process.”

The true Christian will align himself to facts, truth and God’s Word. The transformed Christian will align himself to his group’s consensus (what they can all agree upon and feel good about). The obedient Christian will be accountable to God and His Word. The transformed Christian will have had his accountability shifted to man (his group members, his group leader and the church leaders).

Pastors and group leaders in church growth churches also act as agents of transformation by the way they have been trained to pick and choose from Scripture. The pastor or group leader, acting as change agent, will emphasize Scripture that promotes human relationship building, and he will deemphasize or omit Scripture that obstructs human relationship building. It’s all about promoting human relations, unity, and a collective group mind. The agenda of “not forsaking the assembling of yourselves” must be emphasized, while the true agenda that Christianity means standing alone for Christ must be deemphasized.

The group leader/facilitator, disguised as a Bible teacher, won’t teach the Bible in a traditional fashion. He won’t preach God’s Word. He won’t use language like “it is written.” The facilitator has no interest in meeting the spiritual needs of the group members. Instead, the change agent will employ language which questions God and his Word. He will create a permissive atmosphere with no boundaries—an atmosphere in which God’s Word can be questioned. This is called critical thinking. This is how the serpent deceived Eve: “Hath God said…?”

Small group change agents will ask the group participants questions like “What do you want?” or “How do you feel?” or “What do you think?” These kinds of questions, which have no place in a didactic Bible study, serve the purpose of identifying the “felt” needs of the group members so that they can be manipulated. Change agents don’t want group members going outside their group for the fulfillment of their social needs. This would place individual needs in competition with the group goals. Ultimately, the change agent has no interest in meeting individual needs; he wants to set aside individual needs for group goals, which are Satan’s goals.

Rick Warren and the CFR

Rick Warren, a prominent church growth leader, stated on pp. 69, 70 of The Purpose Driven Church that “Healthy churches are built on a process, not on personalities.” Rick Warren was referring to the Hegelian dialectical process.

A Fortune Magazine article written on Oct. 31, 2005, “Will Success Spoil Rick Warren?”, stated that Warren is “a protégé of management thinker Peter Drucker.” Warren, who is now working to draw churches into their proper place within Drucker’s Communitarian system, is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).  Click here to see a picture of Warren with Drucker.

“In fact, as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations… I might know as much about the Middle East as you.” 41. (Rick Warren to WorldNetDaily columnist, Joseph Farah, after Warren’s trip to Syria in 2006)

“Every man in the Council on Foreign Relations believes that Lucifer is God supreme, has declared it, has taken a vow of secrecy and has dedicated his life to seeing that Adam [anti-Christ] gains the world.” 42. (John Todd, Christian and ex member of the Grand Druid Council of 13 of the Illuminati.)

Winston Lord, who served as Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1977 to 1985, wrote in the August 4-ll, 1978 issue of “W” magazine: “The Tri Lateral Commission doesn’t secretly run the world, the Council of Foreign Relations does that.”

Is Rick Warren also Jewish? He opened the Inaugural prayer with the Shema: “Hear O Israel, the Lord thy God is one…” Warren also invites Jewish musicians to lead the worship at Saddleback Church and shares with leaders of Reform Judaism, not the Gospel, but ways to increase the membership of their synagogues.

“The ‘Purpose-Driven’ pastor spoke to thousands of Jewish leaders Thursday night at the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial convention in San Diego. With the holiday season in mind, Warren urged clergy to take advantage of crowded events to publicize other programs so people can get involved in the community through smaller groups. ‘There are some principles that apply regardless of our faith, if it’s Jewish or Christian,’ he said at the convention. One of his principles: ‘Just be nice to people. Smile.’ After Warren spoke a few minutes at the podium, he sat alongside two popular Southern California rabbis for a casual talk about strengthening congregational life.” (“Rick Warren Counsels Jews on Recruiting Congregants”)

Hegel, Alchemy, and the Kabbalist “Tree of Life”

In the essay “On Hegel: A Study in Sorcery,” by Eric Voegelin, Hegel’s best-known work, “The Phenomenology of Spirit,” is referred to “as a ‘grimoire’ which ‘must be recognized as a work of magic—indeed, it is one of the great magic performances.” 43.

Glenn Alexander Magee wrote in Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition, “If Eric Voegelin could describe ‘The Phenomenology of Spirit’ as a Grimoire, one could equally well describe the ‘scientific’ portions of the Encyclopedia [by Hegel]—the ‘Philosophy of Nature’ and ‘Philosophy of Subjective Spirit’—as an alchemical manual, an Emerald Tablet for the modern age.” 44.

The structure of the dialectic process, as we know it today, was developed by Hegel. Hegel was an occultist who studied alchemy and the Kabbalah. The Jewish Encyclopedia states, “The real and ideal is taught in the same way in the Cabala as in Hegel.” 45.

According to the Lurianic Kabbalah—Hegel: “Luria’s dynamic of Sefirot (original idea), Shevirah (shattering of that idea) and Tikkun (restoration of the original idea on a higher level) can be readily understood as a symbolic representation of the very dialectical reasoning which is later given conceptual form in Hegel.” 46.

Albert Mackey wrote in his Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, “This division of the ten Sephiroth into three triads was arranged into a form called by the Cabalists the Cabalistic Tree, or the ‘Tree of Life.’” 47.

Is the Kabbalist “Tree of Life” the basis for the group dialectic process now employed by church growth leaders? An Introduction to Kabbalah states: “For the Kabbalistic Tree of Life should play a vital role in the training and initiation of any Magician…By this means the practicing Magician will organize his mind and strengthen his magical knowledge, and he will inevitably be able to unify that knowledge and transmute the Many into the One.” 48. The group dialectic process also purposes to “transmute the many into the one.” Change agents call this “unity in diversity.”

Transmutation is the goal of alchemy and it’s an alchemical process that church leader/change agents are performing in the small groups. Alchemy involves a “death” of the base metal in order for it to be transmuted into gold (divinity, perfection). Transformation of the church and its membership requires a death of the old ways of thinking (doctrinally) and acceptance of the new paradigm. In church growth terminology, “transformation” may be a Biblical substitute for alchemical “transmutation.”

According to Manley P. Hall’s volume, The Secret Teaching of the Ages, “Alchemy is a threefold art, its mystery well symbolized by a triangle. Its symbol is 3 times 3—three elements or processes in three worlds or spheres [3 triads]. The 3 times 3 is part of the mystery of the 33rd degree of Freemasonry, for 33 is 3 times 3, which is 9, the number of esoteric man and the number of emanations from the root of the Divine Tree [Kabbalist Tree of Life].” 49.

The Sephirot (intelligences or emanations) in the Kabbalist “Tree of Life” also form three triads. Each triad “consisting of two opposites (flowing or emanating from a superior triad until the divine unity is reached), and being reconciled in a middle point of connection.” 50. “Thus each triad is compounded of force, counter-force, and their connecting link: namely active and passive agents and combination.” (Jewish Encyclopedia, “Sefirot, Ten”) 51.

Just as alchemy and the Sephirot of the Kabbalist “Tree of Life” function within three triads (nine total), in which “opposites are reconciled until divine unity is reached,” the dialectic process also purposes to reconcile opposites to unity and it also functions within three triads in which opposites emanate from a superior triad. In the group dialectic process there are the thesis, antithesis and synthesis phases with each phase having three sub-phases of thesis, antithesis and synthesis for a total of nine phases in all.

Leadership Training

How did TQM and the group dialectic process get into the churches? It entered from “leaders” who had already been transformed and trained as change agents during “leadership training” and “leadership development” as taught by universities, seminaries and organizations like the Peter Drucker inspired Leadership Network.

In church growth organizations, the terms “leader,” “leadership,” “leadership training” and “leadership development” are often used. The Leadership Network trains leaders to transform churches. The Peter F. Drucker Foundation is now called the Leader to Leader Institute. Peter Drucker envisioned the church as the main provider of “Leadership Training” (which is change agent training) for the social sector of his 3-legged stool.

Sometimes a leader/change agent in church growth organizations will be referred to as a “servant leader.” A “servant leader” isn’t called this name because he serves Christ. The term “servant leader” is a business organizational term. On one website, it states, “One of our reasons for being at facilitatoru.com is to assist the transition in Leadership from Command and Control to Servant Leadership.” 52. To “equip” a “servant leader” is to train him in “leadership training.”

The following examples show that leadership training can be change agent/facilitator training. A church website states, “…we the leadership team would be the first Learning Community facilitators.” 53. Another website says that their “Personal Transformation Leadership Training” leads you to become a “Personal Transformation Intensive Facilitator.” 54. An education website describes “The ‘Leadership training’ weekend, in which educators are certified as volunteer facilitators…” 55. The same website states, “Facilitator training is also known as leadership training…Leadership training is a weekend training program that certifies participants to become Project WILD facilitators.” 56. Another webpage states, “Leadership training consists of learning from the best-experienced, seasoned facilitators.” 57. A future change agent may want to enroll in “101 Leadership Training for Facilitators at Yale.” 58.

In church growth organizations, leadership training means change agent training. Men are “transformed” into change agents through the process called “leadership training.” “Leadership development” refers to the process of learning the skills of a group change agent. Leadership development is change agent training which takes place in small groups.

The following example from an internet site illustrates the deceptive nature and purpose of leadership development. The following quote is from a report titled, Leadership Development Program Serves As a Change Agent in Community Development: “Although community residents MAY NOT REALIZE IT [emphasis added], individuals participating in the BOLD Leadership Development Program became change agents and they are on a journey that many others have traveled to improve their community.” 59. Just as these community residents may not have realized that this leadership development program was change agent training (brainwashing), Christians participating in leadership development and leadership training also may not be aware that they are being brainwashed and transformed for “community service” (to affect social change in the community).

Vision Casting

Church change agents work to create dissatisfaction with the old traditional ways. When people become dissatisfied with the present situation, will they be open to change.

One method used by church change agents to sow seeds of dissatisfaction is to “cast a vision” for the membership of a better future. By casting their visions of “what can be” (which is a fantasy or an illusion), the change agent is able to “unfreeze” the group from the old way and move them toward a new way as they all now focus on this new vision. Vision statements are an important part of the church transformation process. As the congregation focuses on a man-made vision or purpose, an organizational collective “group mind” is created.

To “catch the vision” or “vision casting” are New Age terms. According to the TQM model, successful leadership begins with a vision which reflects the shared purpose. This is also called a transformational vision. “Vision” or “what can be” results from a dissatisfaction with God and His Word, and is antithetical to biblical Christianity. “What can be’ or ‘vision’ is the end result of the Hegelian dialectic process or transformational thinking. It is the direct opposite of moral absolutism-‘what is’ [God’s Word]. In order to move a person into this transformational mode of thinking, ‘what is’ must be questioned and challenged. The dialectic process-‘constant change’- requires one to let go of ‘what is’, in order to strive toward potential-‘what can be’ [vision]. You have to leave your moral absolutes behind [God’s Word], or else you will remain resistant to change…” 60.

In the Church Growth Movement, many pastors “cast a vision.” Church growth leader, Rick Warren, sees himself as a “vision casting leader.” On an internet website Rick Warren is quoted: “I know my leadership style. I am a big-picture, vision casting leader… there is nothing inherently right or wrong about being a vision casting leader. It is simply the way God wired me.” 61. Another church growth leader, Bill Hybels, advertises a CD of a summit meeting at his church. It is titled “Vision Casting: The Road of Leadership, the Summit at Willow Creek (Audio CD).” 62. According to Warren Smith, Robert Schuller’s leadership methods also involve vision casting as he encouraged the use of guided visualization (vision casting) so that people could gain whatever they want.

Those in the CGM who advocate casting and catching visions are tapping into the occult world. One website defines sorcery as the “Manipulation of energy or forces to bring about a desired end through visualization; invocation or summoning of powers/spirits…” 63. This tells us that sorcery can involve visualization. An occult website defines guided visualization as “Ancient shamanism; induced trance like states, or altered states of consciousness, where one is led to visualize the desired goal; making contact with ‘spirit guide’ or ‘demonic being’…” 64. This definition says that guided visualization can involve contact with demonic beings. Another website states that “creative visualization can easily introduce the practitioner to spirit guides.” 65. An article about basic shamanism states, “The journey into non-ordinary reality is most frequently accomplished by what many would term visualization.” 66.

Does God want Christians taking a journey into non-ordinary reality? An article titled “How to Start a Coven” refers to guided visualization as a “magickal skill.” 67. “Through the act of visualization you will get the cooperation of the higher powers of the universe who will work to bring this vision into manifestation.” What kind of “higher powers” cooperate with church growth vision casters?

What does the Word of God say about contact with “higher powers?” “There shall not be found among you…a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD…” Deut. 18:10-12

The Word of God calls vision-casting “divination” and “false visions”: “Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.” Jer. 14:14

Jeremiah 23:28 states, “The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? Saith the Lord.” When a Christian has God’s Word which is truth, why would he want to catch a deceitful man-made vision?

HOW THE CHURCH GROWTH MOVEMENT INVOKES DEMONS

ENDNOTES

1. New Age author, Jeremy Rifkin, “The Emerging Order,” p. x-xi

2. The White House: The Agenda: Service: http://change.gov/agenda/service_agenda/

3. Obama’s Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, http://usliberals.about.com/od/faithinpubliclife/a/ObamaFaithBased.htm 4. Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett, Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil, HarperCollins Publisher, 1995, p. 816.

5. Promoting global government: The Communitarians, http://nord.twu.net/acl/etzioni.html

6. The Historical Evolution of Communitarian Thinking, http://nord.twu.net/acl/evolution.html

7. Promoting global government: The Communitarians, http://nord.twu.net/acl/etzioni.html

8. Promoting global government: The Communitarians, http://nord.twu.net/acl/etzioni.html

9. Promoting global government: The Communitarians, http://nord.twu.net/acl/etzioni.html

10. Promoting global government: The Communitarians, http://nord.twu.net/acl/etzioni.html

11. Promoting global government: The Communitarians, http://nord.twu.net/acl/etzioni.html

12. The Anti-Communitarian League (ACL): Talmudic Law: http://nord.twu.net/acl/talmudiclaw.html

13. The Anti-Communitarian League (ACL): Talmudic Law: http://nord.twu.net/acl/talmudiclaw.html

14. “The Role of Religion in the Communitarian Synthesis” by Niki Raapana

15. The Anti-Communitarian League (ACL): Talmudic Law: http://nord.twu.net/acl/talmudiclaw.html

16. Promoting global government: The Communitarians, http://nord.twu.net/acl/etzioni.html

17. Promoting global government: The Communitarians, http://nord.twu.net/acl/etzioni.html

18. “Under the Noahide Laws,” http://watch.pairsite.com/law.html#noahide

19. “Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz Elected to Head Sanhedrin,” Israel National News: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/83438

20. “Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz Elected to Head Sanhedrin,” Israel National News: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/83438

21. “Under the Noahide Laws,” http://watch.pairsite.com/law.html#noahide

22. “The House of God on Trial,” http://watch.pairsite.com/church-on-trial-intro.html

23. Forward to the first English translation of the Babylonian Talmud by the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, J. H. Hertz

24. “The Pharisees” by Rabbi Louis Finklestein, former head of Jewish Theological Seminary of America

25. Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, 1943

26. Morals and Dogma, Albert Pike, p. 626.

27. Mgr. Dillon, The War of Anti-Christ with the Church, p. 20

28. Occult Theocracy, Edith Starr Miller

29. The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today, Ch 6, by Elizabeth Dilling, http://www.come-and-hear.com/dilling/chapt06.html

30. The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today, Ch 6, by Elizabeth Dilling, http://www.come-and-hear.com/dilling/chapt06.html

31. The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today, Ch 6, by Elizabeth Dilling, http://www.come-and-hear.com/dilling/chapt06.html

32. “Bob Buford, Peter Drucker, and the Emerging Church,” Roger Oakland, http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/index.php?p=1128&c=1

33. Michael Schwarz, “Early Influences upon Peter Drucker’s Perception of ‘the Public Interest’” (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2002)

34. John E. Flaherty, Peter Drucker: Shaping the Managerial Mind (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1999), p. 258

35. “Peter Drucker on the Church and Denominations,” http://www.leadnet.org/archives/netfax/1.pdf

36. Bob Buford, “Halftime,” Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1994], dedication page.

37. What’s wrong with the 21st Century Church by Dr. Robert Klenck

38. Leadership Network 2006 IRS Return, p. 15, http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2006/752/208/2006-752208735-037d4203-F.pdf

39. http://www.gbgm-umc.org/fkumc/page2.htm (page removed, ask author for paperwork)

40. http://www.catholicthought.com/new_page_6.htm

41, http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53030

42. Heard on tape 3a here: http://www.kt70.com/~jamesjpn/articles/john_todd_and_the_illuminati.htm 43. Glenn Alexander Magee, Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition, Cornell University Press, 2001, p. 6.

44. Glenn Alexander Magee, Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition, Chapter 6, “The Alchemist’s Laboratory: The Philosophy of Nature and Philosophy of Subjective Spirit,” p. 187.

45. Jewish Encyclopedia, p. 474. http://www.come-and-hear.com/dilling/chapt06.html

46. http://www.newkabbalah.com/hegel.html.

47. Albert Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, pp.166-168.

48. http://www.servantsofthelight.org/QBL/Books/Introduction.html

49. Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, 1928, p. 154.

50. The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, “The Kabbalah,” p. 692.

51. The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today, Elizabeth Dilling, Ch. IV, “Judaism Not Monotheistic,” http://www.come-and-hear.com/dilling/chapt06.html

52. Facilitator U: Inspiring leadership for unlimited possibilities: http://www.facilitatoru.com/

53. Next Wave Church & Culture: http://www.next-wave.org/

54. The Wellness Institute, The Personal Transformation Leadership Training: http://www.wellness-institute.org/Advanced_Training/PTI_Leadership.htm

55. http://myfwc.com/EDUCATOR/volunteer.htm

56. http://myfwc.com/EDUCATOR/volunteer.htm

57. http://www.floridaconservation.org/educatOR/volunteer.htm

58. http://www.med.yale.edu/comer/programs_services/profdevcenters.html

59. http://www.joe.org/joe/1998april/iw2.html

60. “What’s wrong with the 21st Century Church” by Dr. Robert Klenck

61. http://justthebook.wordpress.com/category/kingdom-now/

62. http://www.amazon.com/Vision-Casting-Leadership-Summit-Willow/dp/1598591266

63. http://www.christiananswersforthenewage.org/Articles_OccultTerms4.html

64. http://www.bloomington.in.us/~lgthscac/occultism-nam.htm

65. http://kimolsen.wordpress.com/2007/07/04/crisis-in-the-church-part-3-the-new-age-contemplative-spirituality/

66. http://www.eaglespiritministry.com/teaching/sc/sc1.htm

67. http://www.ecauldron.net/groupleader.php

 

How the Church Growth Movement Invokes Demons

The church growth movement is mind control and magic cloaked as Christianity. Its purpose is to transform Christians and churches from serving God to serving Satan. The purpose of the church growth movement is to bring the entire church community under demonic control.

The church growth movement transforms the churches from within. Its agents (leaders, change agents and facilitators), who are Satan’s agents, have already transformed themselves “into the apostles of Christ” and “ministers of righteousness” (2Cor 11:13-15).

Once within church walls, these change agents will establish an environment and conditions favorable to demons and, as a result, demonic influence over the membership will be maximized. Demonic influence over the church membership will be maximized when change agents have succeeded in manipulating the membership into a collective group mind.

A collective group mind is created when the members of the group set aside their differences and agree to and focus on a common man-made purpose, mission or vision. Church change agents often exhort their membership to unify and to catch their vision.

In order to maximize demonic influence over the church membership, change agents divide the membership into small groups and teams. Each team and small group is led and controlled by a change agent who keeps the group and team members, through manipulative dialogue, unified in purpose. Thus, each group and team will have formed their own collective group mind.

Many Christians recognize these change agent or facilitator-led small groups to be dialectic sessions. Most, however, don’t recognize that the true purpose of the group dialectic process is to invoke demons and to strengthen, sustain and align demonic influence over the participating group members. Change agents desiring to create and sustain a collective group mind, won’t say, and in most cases, don’t know, that a collective group mind summons a demon which will control the minds of those participating in the small group.

The dialectic process in the church, directed or “facilitated” by Satan’s agents (change agents), is a manipulative process whereby Christians will be transformed from obeying God to obeying Satan through the wiles of his covert agents: the group facilitator and the group demon.

Change agents want to remove from the environment or “synthesize” all “divisive” elements that hinder the creation of a collective group mind. True Christians unwilling to compromise Christ for group consensus must be removed from this environment because the presence of the Holy Spirit hinders both the formation of a group mind and the resulting demonic influence over the group.

When two or more people come together for a man-made purpose that contradicts God’s Word, a demon is invoked. When change agents get church members unified in agreement with a common purpose opposed to the Word of God, a demon is invoked. (All groups in a Christian church filled with true Christians are controlled by the Holy Spirit.)

The small group change agent is an alchemist and a magician. The small group is an alchemical laboratory and a magic circle. The magician, by his manipulative facilitation skills, creates the conditions whereby the members of his magic circle will come under the influence of the invoked demon.

In change agent-led small groups, a demon is invoked, strengthened and sustained by the group/team member’s interaction; it is able to further influence and direct the minds and behavior of the group members. The group demon is able to align the group members’ thinking and behavior in accord with the original group/team purpose and vision as cast by the change agent.

Group member interaction (also known as group dynamics) in churches infiltrated by the church growth movement is often referred to by church growth change agents as “synergy” or “synergy of energy.” The meaning or definition of group synergy is that the “group mind,” taken as an entity, is something different and greater than the sum of the minds of the individual group members. Its formation is often depicted by the equation, 2+2=5. What church growth change agents don’t explain is where the extra “one” in this equation comes from. It comes from the influence of the group demon which has been invoked. This group/team demon is called an “egregore.”

The term “egregore” derives from the Greek word “egeiro” which means “to be awake, to watch” and the Hebrew word “ (Hebrew letters, ‘ayin’, ‘yod’, ‘reish’)…pronounced IR or ER…n. m. waking, or wakeful one, i.e. angel.” 68.

Egregores have a purpose. Egregores can be invoked either intentionally or unintentionally. All group structures have their own egregores and the egregore is invoked by group members as they join the group and agree with its purpose or “catch its vision.” Each individual in the group receives the influence of the egregore. As individuals add to the group and agree with the group purpose, the egregore is strengthened. The strength of the egregore grows or is recharged as the group renews a unity of emotion or focus. Egregores are capable of influencing each group member in a manner that they would be incapable of being influenced apart from the group. Egregores can interact; they can have dominion over each other, and they can move across different languages and become adaptable across cultures.

“An egregor is an angel, sometimes called watcher; in Hebrew the word is ir, and the concept appears in The Book of Enoch….” 69.

“The Kabbalah names 72…national angelic regents, which the Hebrews call Elohim; the metaphysical technical term Egregors is also used for them. Derived from the Greek word egreoros, it means ‘watcher’ or ‘guardian.’” 70.

According to the Kabbalist, Eliphaz Levi, “The egregors are the Anakim of the Bible or, rather, according to the book of Enoch, they are the patriarchs. They are the fabled Titans and are found in all religious traditions.” 71.

The Anakim and Titans are the fallen angels or Nephilim who mated with human women in Genesis 6: “Sumerian texts repeatedly state that the Anunnaki came to Earth… They are spoken of in the Bible as the ‘Anakim’ and ‘Anak’ or ‘Nefilim’ (nephilum). ‘Nefilim’ (nephilum) in Hebrew means ‘giants’ or ‘those who have fallen’.” 72. (Mount Hermon/Sion)

The following statements from various sources describe the influence of egregores or demons on a collective group mind, the creation of which is the goal of church growth change agents.

“An egregore has the characteristic of having an effectiveness greater than the mere sum of its individual members. It continuously interacts with its members, influencing them and being influenced by them. The interaction works positively by stimulating and assisting its members but only as long as they behave and act in line with its original aim. It will stimulate both individually and collectively all those faculties in the group which will permit the realization of the objectives of its original program. If this process is continued a long time the egregore will take on a kind of life of its own…” 73.

“…each individual who is involved in a group receives the influences of the egregores…An egregore actually grows by drawing support from the members which constitute it who, in turn, through their repeated actions vivify it, somehow helping it to maintain its power.” 74.

“…an egregore is created – whether intentionally or otherwise – by people…an egregore is shared by more than one person, and its power increases as it is invoked…Modern group structures…have their own egregores…A magickal group ritual repeated many times [feeds into an egregore].” 75. Note that church growth small groups, in an effort to create a unified group mind, meet repeatedly.

“The egregor is always an invisible and spiritual being…When several people on the earth unite around a common idea, they give birth to an egregora… this being is then going to become independent and have its own life which will be capable of influencing human beings and history. This is a terrifying secret which was carefully hidden inside the ancient mysteries. They called it: “The art of creating Gods.” 76.

“The egregore is a group spirit that serves to remind the initiate of his or her goals [or purposes]…” 77.

“As sentient beings created by a collaborative choice, egregores can be considered ‘team spirit’, in a very literal sense.” 78.

“It [an egregore] may best be defined as a ‘collective group mind,’ in both its conscious and sub-conscious aspects, which is formed by the united thinking and feeling of a number of like-minded people…and as the numbers [of people] admitted increase, so the power and range of the Egregore increases, and a peculiar reciprocal action takes place. Each member of the group pours energy into the collective thought-form but, equally, into each member there also passes the influence of the group as a whole.” 79.

An occult website explains how a “mage” invokes an egregore, and not unlike church growth change agents, envisions its pre-defined purpose: “The mage is striving to better align the egregore more fully with its own inherent benevolent Purpose, whatever the mage who initially created it envisioned its Purpose to be.” 80. Notice in referring to the egregore’s purpose, the word “purpose,” which has occult meaning, is placed in capitals. This example refers to an egregore that has been intentionally invoked.

“Konstantinos, in his book Summoning Spirits… warns his readers that, in order to evoke entities from the Necronomicon, they will probably have to create them themselves, as they would any egregore (An egregore is a thought-form created by the magician by means of his/her will and visualization).” 81.

The Necronomicon is a “Book of Dead Names” about the ancient demi-gods of “Atlantis,” that is, the offspring of fallen angels who were drowned in the Great Deluge.

“For as Abdul writes of The Necronomicon ‘civilizations were destroyed because of the knowledge contained in this book.’ This is the deed that must be avenged, the memory of which slumbers in the blood of their human offspring – just as they slumber beneath the Earth, waiting for the day that the stars will be right again, and their descendants will perform the rites which will bring them up from the depths to reclaim their kingdom, and the Age of the Gods will begin anew: The New Atlantis, the New Jerusalem, the New World Order.” 82. (Atlantis; “Atlantis Rising”)

These offspring of the fallen angels can be invoked by a magician’s will through visualization, i.e., the church growth change agent’s “vision casting.”

“But it certainly demonstrates the power of egregores, and why magickal societies were so hush-hush about them in the early 1900’s.” 83.

The church growth movement and its leadership are also “hush-hush” about these demons and the fact that they are clandestinely being summoned by the small groups they lead to “consensus.”

Kurt Lewin and the National Training Labs

Facilitator-led small groups are the basis of the church growth movement and church transformation. Facilitator-led small groups, having their origin in the occult, have been refined by decades of social laboratory experimentation. Some of these labs were the National Training Labs started by Kurt Lewin. According to the National Training Labs website, “In 1946, while serving as director of MIT’s new Research Center for GroupDynamics, a group he helped found, Lewin was contacted by the American Jewish Congress Committee on Community Interrelations and the Connecticut Interracial Commission to assist in the training of leaders who would deal with intergroup tensions in their home communities.” 84.

Kurt Lewin taught that “It is easier to change individuals formed into a group than to change any one of them separately.” Lewin is known for a 3 stage change or brainwashing method he developed in which group members were first “unfrozen” from their existing mindset, then, with their defenses down, moved or transitioned in a second stage and then “refrozen” into a new mindset. This process would repeat until the pre-determined mindset was reached.

Kurt Lewin became the director of the Tavistock Institute in 1932. According to Tavistock: The Best Kept Secret in America, “One of the key institutions established for this purpose [brainwashing] in the United States was the National Training Laboratories (NTL). Founded in 1947 by members of the Tavistock network in the United States and located originally on an estate in Bethel, Maine, NTL had as its explicit purpose the brainwashing of leaders of the government, educational institutions, and corporate bureaucracies in the Tavistock method, and then using these ‘leaders’ to either themselves run Tavistock group sessions in their organizations or to hire other similarly trained group leaders to do the job. The ‘nuts and bolts’ of the NTL operation revolves around the particular form of Tavistock degenerate psychology known as ‘group dynamics,’ developed by German Tavistock operative Kurt Lewin, who emigrated to the United States in the 1930s and whose students founded NTL.

In a Lewinite brainwashing group, a number of individuals from varying backgrounds and personalities, are manipulated by a ‘group leader’ to form a ‘consensus’ of opinion, achieving a new ‘group identity.’ The key to the process is the creation of a controlled environment, in which stress is introduced (sometimes called dissonance) to crack an individual’s belief structure. Using the peer pressure of other group members, the individual is ‘cracked,’ and a new personality emerges with new values. The degrading experience causes the person to deny that any change has taken place. In that way, an individual is brainwashed without the victim knowing what has taken place.” 85. Several millions of Americans have been through NTL brainwashing programs.

“One of the groups that went through the NTL mill in the 1950s was the leadership of the National Education Association, the largest organization of teachers in the United States. Thus, the NEA’s outlook has been ‘shaped’ by Tavistock, through the NTL. In 1964, the NTL Institute became a direct part of the NEA, with the NTL setting up ‘group sessions’ for all its affiliates. With funding from the Department of Education, the NTL Institute drafted the programs for the training of the nation’s primary and secondary schoolteachers, and has a hand as well in developing the content of educational ‘reforms,’ including OBE [outcome-based education].” 86.

Transformation to a Cell Group Structure

Change agents want to transform the traditional churches into a network of facilitator-led small groups (cell churches). In this new paradigm, the cell groups will be structured into a networking hierarchy not unlike a multi-level marketing structure. In this structure, all church members will be closely monitored, manipulated and databased by a top-down control. In the New Age book, The Aquarian Conspiracy, these networks were called SPIN’s or Segmented Polycentric Integrated Networks.

Five hundred traditionally minded Christians in a traditional church structure can’t be controlled. Five hundred Christians can be controlled and manipulated if they are divided into fifty small groups with each group under the control of a group leader transformed through leadership training. This small group leader can then “reproduce himself” as other group members realize their felt needs and find common ground and become transformed and form their own small groups.

It may also be important to note that the cell network structure is a military structure. It is similar to a militia structure and it is a structure that can easily infiltrate and subvert traditional government hierarchies as it has subverted traditional churches.

Transformation of Church Function

The goal of church change agents is to also transform the church into service within Drucker’s 3–legged stool. These change agents aspire to change the church’s traditional function. They intend for the churches to partner with the business and government sectors of the envisioned Communitarian society.

Rick Warren and other church growth change agents are leading the churches to take their proper place within this world government by enticing the churches with the gospel of good works or the social gospel. Warren has been able to bring churches and their members into this system by casting his vision for world peace. Warren calls this vision his PEACE Plan. The PEACE plan calls for humanitarian works like the curing of diseases and assisting the poor. Many church members may not realize, however, that this PEACE plan is similar to the UN development goals. Christians who believe they will be serving Jesus Christ when they catch this PEACE vision don’t realize they will be working for Satan’s goals. Ultimately, globalists don’t care about world sickness or poverty. The PEACE plan is just an instrument to bring the churches into the Communitarian system (business-government-social sector partnership) where “Christians” will be relegated to social work.

There is a Lutheran church in my neighborhood. The Lutheran denomination is a UN-NGO. This particular Lutheran church has a computer lab available to the public. They have a nurse’s station where vaccinations could be given. When I walked through their halls I noticed “community development offices” and the sign on one door read “cluster network office.” Perhaps one day they will be distributing free cheese to help meet the needs of the community. This is the church of the future. It’s basically a welfare distribution center.

According to the Leadership Network, “The Church of the 21st Century is reforming itself into a multi-faceted service operation.” 87. Regarding the church, Peter Drucker stated, “The community … needs a community center… I’m not talking religion now, I’m talking society. There is no other institution on the American community that could be the center.” 88.

Rick Warren told TIME Magazine: “Well, as I said, I could take you to villages that don’t have a clinic… But they’ve got a church. In fact, in many countries the only infrastructure that is there is religion… What if in this 21st century we were able to network these churches providing the…manpower in local congregations. Let’s just take my religion by itself. Christianity… The church is bigger than any government in the world. Then you add in Muslims, you add in Hindus, you add in all the different religions, and you use those houses of worship as distribution centers, not just for spiritual care but for health care. What could be done? Government has a role and business has a role and churches, house of worship have a role. I think it’s time to go to the moon, and I invite you to go with us.” 89.

HOW THE CHURCH GROWTH MOVEMENT MANIFESTS ITSELF AT GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH

68. “Egregor (Egregore),” L. S. Bernstein, 1998: http://www.mystae.com/streams/scripts/egregor.html

69. L.S. Bernstein, from “Egregor”— http://www.lkwdpl.org/wildideas/archegre.html

70. Willy Schrodter, from: Commentaries on The Occult Philosophy of Agrippa http://www.lkwdpl.org/wildideas/archegre.html

71. The Great Secret: Occultism Unveiled, Eliphaz Levi (p.127) http://www.lkwdpl.org/wildideas/archegre.html

72. The Watchers: http://www.fabrisia.com/thewinds.htm

73. Wikipedia

74. “The Philosophers of Nature, Inc.” from “Fundamentals of Esoteric Knowledge: Lesson.

75. http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-an-egregore

76. http://www.lkwdpl.org/wildideas/archegre.html

77. Sir Ormsond IV°, from: “Saturnian Principles”— http://www.lkwdpl.org/wildideas/archegre.html

78. http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-an-egregore

79. “The Egregore of a School” by Walter Ernest Butler— http://www.servantsofthelight.org/knowledge/butler-egregore.html

80. http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-an-egregore

81. John Wisdom Gonce III, “A Plague of Necronomicons” in Daniel Harms & John Wisdom Gonce III, The Necronomicon Files: The Truth Behind Lovecraft’s Legend.

82. “Prieure de Sion”, http://www.crystalinks.com/templars5.html (Page removed)

83. http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-an-egregore

84. http://www.ntl.org/about-history.html (Page removed)

85. http://www.barefootsworld.net/tavistok.html

86. http://www.barefootsworld.net/tavistok.html

87. Leadership Network, NEXT Dec. 1997.

88. The Business of the Kingdom, Christianity Today. Volume 43, No. 13, November 15, 1999.

89. TIME Magazine, November 1, 2005

How the Church Growth Movement Manifests Itself at GCC

John Macarthur’s Purpose Driven Ministries

This section will show that the church growth model is operative in the two singles ministries at GCC and that The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) is a church growth org. This section will briefly expose the 2 singles ministries (which were exposed 2 years ago) and then it will expose in detail the church growth org, TMAI.

Two ministries at GCC that adopted the TQM/PDC model are the singles ministries called The Foundry and The Guild. These ministries, as of 2 years ago (2006), had both the structure and the language (buzzwords) of the TQM/PDC model. Soon after these ministries were exposed, The Foundry removed 15-20 pages (I counted 19 pages removed) from their website. These pages weren’t changed; they were removed. The pages removed were the pages that contained the language which indicated the presence of the PDC model. In similar fashion, The Guild also removed many pages from their website. In removing pages from their websites, I firmly believe that those who oversee The Foundry (Mr. Rob Iverson, Kurt Gebhards) and The Guild (Tom Patton) were engaging in an effort to further conceal the presence of this model within these ministries. Due to these changes and deletions, much of the evidence in this paper regarding the Guild and the Foundry has been deleted from their websites. Since these ministries were exposed, the Guild has changed its pastor. For these reasons I will refer to these ministries in the past tense. Many of the removed pages can be viewed here.

The information given in the section about TMAI is all new and up to date. Most members of GCC may not know anything about TMAI. I will show conclusively that TMAI is a church growth org run by men with church growth backgrounds. The expose on TMAI is lengthy and so I beg for the reader’s indulgence.

The Guild

“Catch the Vision at the Guild”

The opening page of The Guild website stated: “We purpose to dramatically impact GCC, our workplace, and the world around us with unrestrained expressions of the love of Jesus Christ through worship, evangelism, service and discipleship…” Worship, evangelism, service and discipleship are four of Rick Warren’s five purposes (ministry being the fifth). Although these purposes are all biblical, these Christian terms take on new meaning when used in the context of church growth. Terms are redefined in the church growth movement (CGM) as a deceptive ploy. Notice that the Guild statement mentions only the “love of Jesus Christ” and not His judgment or wrath. Utilizing a non-offensive type of evangelism is a common mark of the CGM.

On the right column of the Guild website was a section called “Tom Talk.” This section contained a weekly letter written by Tom Patton, the then pastor of the Guild. These letters, which were often, if not always, about “relationship issues,” were closed or signed off with the phrase “catch the vision at the Guild” or a slight variation thereof. Tom Patton closed his letters to the Guild with the following: “Catching the vision is clear communication to all at the Guild,” “Initiate catching the vision for yourself at the Guild,” “Catch the vision of love at the Guild,” “Catch the vision with us from the mountain peak…at the Guild” and “Catching the vision at the Guild is always the right response.”

Recently, I spoke on the phone with a pastor who was working as the “pastor of the day” at GCC. I asked him if the GCC pastors were engaged in vision casting and if he believed it was biblical. This pastor confirmed to me that some pastors at GCC engage in vision casting, and he defended the practice to me as being biblical.

On the wall of the Guild meeting room was a banner which emphasized unity. The “u” in “Guild” stands for unity. Organizational unity is the goal of the CGM. Are the Guild members unified by God’s Spirit or are they (were they) unified in a man-made vision?

The members of the Guild were divided into many teams and small groups. Some ministries at GCC call their small groups “core groups.” Core group isn’t a biblical term. It may be of interest that on the opening page of the Core Discipleship Ministry website is the satanic symbol 666 (a triquetra).  This site also instructs small group leaders in the art of vision casting. If one studies “core group theory,” then one will be studying the group dialectic process [the triquetra has been removed from their website].

Two years ago, the Guild had 12 teams listed on its website. Each team had a purpose. For example, the “Helping Hands” team “purposes to plan, coordinate and, when necessary, facilitate the needs of the Guild…”

One Friday evening I attended the Guild Bible study at GCC. There were about 100 people in attendance and after a short sermon on relationships, Tom Patton told us to divide into small groups. We divided into 5 groups of about 10 men each and 5 groups of about 10 women each. Each group met in a circle and each group had a leader. Tom Patton gave the topics that were to be discussed by the groups. The men and women were given different topics for discussion. The topic for the men to discuss was a social topic that involved relationships.

The leader in my group proceeded to start and direct a dialogue on the topic that Tom Patton had given. Some men in my group were talking about the troubles they had in past relationships (with women) and one man was spilling his guts to the group as he recalled his past relationships. I had gone to the Guild expecting a Bible study. There were no Bibles open in my group and I didn’t see a Bible open in the entire room. After much more dialogue, my group leader stated, “So we can all then agree that trust is important in relationships?” Clearly, my group leader was trying to reach a consensus.

What was going on at the Guild this Friday night? Why did Tom Patton divide those present into 10 small groups? Why were we dialoging a topic on relationships? Clearly, these weren’t Bible study groups, as no Bibles were open. What was the purpose of these small groups? There can be no doubt that these group meetings were dialectic sessions where diversity gathered in a facilitator-led meeting, utilizing peer pressure, to dialogue a social issue to a pre-determined consensus.

During this dialectic session, I asked my group leader why we were meeting in groups. He told me, in the presence of the others, that the purpose of these groups was for “relationship building and bonding.” He didn’t say that the purpose of these group meetings was to study the Bible; nor did he say that the purpose was to build a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He said the purpose of the group meeting was for “relationship building and bonding” (with others in the group). That the groups stated purpose was for “relationship building and bonding” further shows that these groups were dialectic (brainwashing) sessions.

“Relationship building” is a necessary component of the dialectic process used in the TQM model and used at GCC. A church whose primary focus is on human relationship building is a church that has ceased to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

At this Friday night Guild meeting, regarding those who study the Bible, Tom Patton stated, “They will study information without seeking transformation.” To what kind of transformation was Mr. Patton referring given that he was “casting his vision” to a congregation participating in dialectic (brainwashing) sessions.

Diversity is a necessary component of the CGM because it is needed for the dialectic process to work (diversity in unity). Was there diversity (mixture of believer and unbeliever) at the Guild? I’ll answer this by saying that when I arrived at the Guild, I was greeted at the door and later ushered into a small group; no one at any time ever asked me if I was a Christian.

The “Guild Single Parents Service Event” was organized by the Guild “Activities Team.” In this event, each Guild single parent who so desired had a “team” assigned to them. The team is “designated to serve the parent.” Nine teams were listed to serve nine different parents. Let me give a few examples from the Guild website. Team 2: “This parent would love it if some Guild guys would spend a day in the park with him playing football and then enjoy fellowship over dinner at an area restaurant.” Team 3: “This parent would love it if Guilders would take him and his child to the Will Rogers Museum, then to Mom’s Kitchen (restaurant), at the corner of Van Owen and Coldwater Canyon!” Team 4: “This parent would love it if Guilders would come to the house and help get rid of weeds and other unsightly things in the yard that are preventing fun summer BBQ’s and green grass! Let’s have pizza and wonderful fellowship!” Team 8: “This parent seems to never get time to herself and would love a ‘day away’ from the home. Ideal would be a pedicure or manicure and then a movie. What a blessing that would be.”

Christians are called to love the brethren. We should help each other. But do Christians need to be organized in teams to help a single parent in need? Should single parents depend on a team or on God for their needs? Christians are placed in numerous teams in the CGM so that they will become accustomed to think in a group and to think for the collective. As I have shown, this collective group mind will also maximize demonic influence over the group members.

The Guild website encouraged the Guild members to support several “Guild Friendly Businesses.” The businesses mentioned included Starbucks and AMC Theatres.

Starbucks is anti-Christian to an extreme, but “Guild friendly.” They sponsor gay pride parades, homosexual organizations, and they have sponsored the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards. They are also pro-abortion as Starbucks financially supports Planned Parenthood as a “matching gift company” (One can see this on the Planned Parenthood website). Starbucks also places pro-homosexual quotes on their cups. Oddly enough, according to one website, the only “Christian” quoted on their cups has been Rick Warren. It appears that the Guild and Starbucks have found common ground in Warren. One is quoting him while the other is/was embracing his ministry model. AMC Theatres, another “Guild friendly” business, distributes anti-Christian, anti-American propaganda.

Was the Guild a seeker friendly ministry? When a visitor went to the Guild, he would be “meeted and greeted” at the door (meeters and greeters are used in the PDC model); food and drink would be offered; there would be guitar music and announcements would be accompanied by a big screen video display. Attendance would be taken and a short sermon would be given (on the night I went the sermon was about relationships) and then small groups would be formed for the purpose of relationship building and bonding. I have been told that these small groups are still being formed at The Guild. On the night I was there they were all planning to go to the movies together. They were planning to see the movie, “Chronicles of Narnia,” which is occult entertainment based on the book written by CS Lewis. They were also planning a trip to Big Bear, a local resort.

Many at Grace Church believe CS Lewis was a great Christian apologist. I have heard at least one leader at Grace Church state that the works of JRR Tolkien are “Christian.” JRR Tolkien was a Roman Catholic and a close friend of CS Lewis, who was Lutheran. According to “Hermetic Imagination: The Effect of the Golden Dawn on Fantasy Literature,” the works of Lewis and Tolkein were strongly influenced by their friendship with the English novelist, Charles Williams, who joined the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in 1917. 90. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was a magical order in late 19th and early 20th century England to which many prominent figures belonged. This secret order, along with the Theosophical Society and the Rosicrucian Order, was one of the principle influences on 20th century occultism.

Is “The Guild” at GCC named after the medieval guilds that were infiltrated by Rosicrucianism and evolved into Masonic lodges. “By James I’s time,…a lodge system had already been established within the guilds of ‘operative’ stonemasonry and had begun to proliferate across Scotland. By the end of the Thirty Years War, a system had filtered down to England. In its general structure, it seems to have coincided most felicitously with that of Andrea’s Christian Unions; and it proved more than ready to accommodate the influx of ‘Rosicrucian’ thought. German refugees thus found a spiritual home in English masonry; and their input of ‘Rosicrucian ideas’ was the final ingredient necessary for the emergence of modern ‘speculative’ Freemasonry.” 91.

The Guild website also displayed photos from trips to Catalina Island, the Hollywood Bowl, cruises, museums, chili cookoffs, miniature golf, ice skating, Medieval Times Outing, Mountain-day trip, Speed Zone Outing, and beach parties. At one time, the Guild website announced the “Guild 2006 Winter Games Day” on their events page. These activities shouldn’t come as a surprise given that the Guild Activities Team “purposes to provide a fun, comfortable, and dynamic atmosphere for fellowship…” One would have a hard time finding a more seeker friendly ministry than the Guild, unless one goes to the Foundry.

The Foundry

Visions—Core Groups—Ice-breakers—Relationship Building—Leadership Development—Radical Transformation

The Foundry ministry also contained both the structure and the language (buzzwords) of the PDC model. This ministry was divided into many “core groups” and ministry teams. On the Foundry website is a page titled “core groups” which gives a definition of core groups. It states, “Core groups are gender specific groups of 4-10 designed to provide all members of The Foundry with an opportunity to build deep and abiding relationships.” This proves that the stated definition of the Foundry “core groups” matches the stated purpose of the Guild small groups: relationship building. Notice that the stated “core groups” definition did not say that the “core groups” were for Bible study; nor did it state that the “core groups” were for building a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. It is clear, that through their “core groups,” the Foundry, like the Guild, has enabled the dialectic process by creating an “environment” for the purpose of relationship building. This is antithetical to Biblical Christianity because faith in and obedience to God hinders relationship building.

Let me provide examples of some of the language of the change process (PDC) at the Foundry. Every team in the Foundry had a “purpose.” The Foundry website stated that “there are nineteen ministry teams that are divided into four ministry groups.” For example, the Integration Team “purposes to be an instrument used to encourage and facilitate active involvement from every member of The Foundry by planting them in Coregroups and Ministry Teams. We work together with the Visitor Team to welcome new visitors and pursue their involvement within the Foundry.” This is the same language as Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Model. This is where the pastor will plant you in ministry; tell you where you will serve; and tell you how you will serve. The Integration Team went on to say: “Team member responsibilities include…pursuing relationships and encouraging involvement. It is also expected that every member of the Integration team would be an active and faithful participant in a Coregroup.” This is what is required of the members of Saddleback Church (Warren’s church) and all PDC’s. At Saddleback, all members are required to sign a covenant agreeing to participate in a small group (core group). In TQM, all must participate (no child left behind).

The Killer V’s (New Visitors Team) “exists for the purpose of serving new visitors. This includes meeting and greeting…” “Greeters” are at Saddleback Church and the PDC’s. “Meeters” and “greeters” are part of the “seeker friendly” CGM. The Killer V’s go on to say: “at its core, we are a Care team…” What is a Care team? In some church growth orgs, a CARE team is an acronym that stands for “Create A Relational Environment.” In Rick Warren’s book, “The Purpose Driven Church”, CARE ministries are described. “Mission of CARE Groups To connect and grow people in Christ through relational environments.” 92.

The Killer V’s then state: “We want to meet the needs of all visitors, provide them with information, and ultimately get them involved in Core Groups and Ministry Teams.” This is the language of Rick Warren’s PDC. Meet the “felt needs” of the new visitors and then plant them in ministry. This type of approach to ministry denies the power of God because only He can place one within the body of Christ. Also, these teams at the Foundry, busy shuttling people through to leadership positions in ministry, directly violate the Word of God; for as James 3:1 states: “My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.”

Another ministry in the Foundry which was violating James 3:1 is called “The Leadership Group.” A team within this group is called “LIT.” “LIT purposes to develop leaders who will influence the body of Christ by reproducing themselves.” Although this purpose is not given in God’s Word, it is from the TQM/PDC model. In TQM, a leader/change agent is to recruit others into the dialectic process, and then “transform” them so that they are now leader/change agents bringing others into the process, and thus, “reproducing themselves.” The term “Leadership” is used quite often in the CGM as it is in the world. In the CGM, the term “leader” refers to being a “change agent” who leads others to change (transformation).

Let me provide more examples of the transformational language of the CGM (TQM/PDC) within the Foundry. “Local Outreach” stated, “Our vision is to make radical followers of Jesus Christ.” “Radical followers” is new paradigm language. The Global Outreach team “purposes… that sinners everywhere may come to radically transforming, saving faith in Jesus Christ.” In the PDC model, “radically transforming” is language that refers to the effects of the dialectic process and does not refer to the transforming power of God’s Word and God’s Spirit. They also wanted to “evangelize cross-culturally” (multi-culturalism/bringing diversity in unity).

The Graphics Team “never allows a design to go out until it has a majority consensus within the team.” The synthesis phase of the dialectic process is when consensus is reached in the group. In TQM and the dialectic process, truth is arrived at via consensus (what all in the group can agree upon and feel good about). The Logos Team “purposes to serve GCC by facilitating and growing the capacity of the Logos Bible Institute.” The Service Team said, “We need people on this team who are self-starters. To get this team functioning to its full capacity we need people who will head up different ministries and run with it.” Where is God and His sovereignty? This team also mentions “the facilitation of service opportunities.” The Foundry also had teams with psycho-social names like its “corebuilder team.” Lastly, in the “New Visitor Welcome CD”, Kurt Gebhards, the Foundry pastor, mentions the “purpose” and “vision” of the Foundry.

One particular core group in the Foundry, the only one that provided a description of itself, stated, “What is core group about? Core group is about God, people and relationships.” The description went on to say: “Our core group is about flexibility and meeting one anothers needs… Our preliminary list of core group activities includes small things everyday like eating at fun (and good) restaurants, playing tennis or golf to bigger things like going to Dodger games! Core group should be profitable and enjoyable!” These activities were meant to reinforce bonding, to facilitate relationship building, and to create a dependence on the group. Each event this core group took part in becoming another session in group dialogue.

One Friday night I attended a “Bible study” at the Foundry ministry called “310.” After about a half-hour of refreshments and socializing, we sat down for announcements and the new visitors were introduced. I was asked to stand, and with Bible in hand, the leader proceeded to ask me several “ice-breaker” questions. In a group of about 35 people, I was asked the following: “How did you find out about us?” “Where do you live?” “Do you know any good restaurants?” “What do you do for a living?” “When is your birthday?” “Can you tell us about a particularly memorable birthday you’ve had?” There were 4 visitors that evening who were asked to stand and submit to these ice-breakers. After the ice-breakers ended we took a break so that people in the group could meet and greet the new visitors. By the way, I was told by the Foundry leader that these questions were ice-breakers (he used that term).

Group leader/change agents often use exercises at the beginning of each group session called “ice-breakers.” These ice-breakers may involve funny stories or some kind of light conversation designed to shift the group participant’s paradigm or way of thinking. The change agent wants the group members to begin “thinking with their feelings.” The change agent, through these exercises, is attempting to “unfreeze” the group members from their traditional position so that they can be “moved” and “refrozen” into a compromised state. Group members who see ice-breakers as being harmless or enjoyable fail to understand that they serve Satan’s purpose of shifting ones “mode of thinking” from “facts-based” to “feelings-based.”

“Ice-breaker exercises” facilitate the dialectic process and are used in the PDC model. “Ice-breakers” were developed by Kurt Lewin. As Kurt Lewin stated in “Human Relations”, p. 34, “A successful change includes, therefore, three aspects: unfreezing (if necessary) the present level, moving to the new level, and freezing group life on the new level.” It shouldn’t be surprising that “ice-breakers” are used at GCC because John Macarthur has advocated their use (I will show this later).

As stated, “transformation” in the CGM corresponds to “transmutation” in traditional alchemy, the term used for transforming base metals into gold. In manufacturing, a foundry is a factory where metal is melted and poured into molds. In The Foundry at GCC, Christians are “melted” (unfrozen) and recast (refrozen) in a new mold. In ancient Qumran, there was an alchemical foundry operated by the Essenes, a Gnostic community. The Qumran “foundry” converted precious metals – gold, silver, platinum and palladium – into a substance called “white powered gold.” This white powder of gold was believed to contain properties which, when ingested, transformed the human subject into a “light being” possessing divine powers and immortality. Alchemical guru, David Hudson, maintains that this lost art is now being restored for the “transformation” of the human race:

“…The Bible says that Moses told the Hebrew people that they had not kept the Covenant, so the Manna was to be taken from them, but it will come back in the end times when we would be a nation of high priests, not an elect high priesthood. This is the food, this is the light, that you take in your body. In fact, if you ask a Rabbi if he ever heard of the white powder of gold, he says, yes, we know of the white powder of gold, but to our knowledge No one knows how to make it since the destruction of the first Temple, the Temple of Solomon… This knowledge was not completely lost, the high priests who left the temple when it was destroyed went out on the desert and organized the community known as Qumran, they were the Essenes. As you read in the Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered, not only did the Qumran community have a metallurgical foundry in the center of the city, you also find out that…this thing that they were totally preoccupied with, wasn’t Moses or Christ. It says the high priest swallowed the…Holy Spirit, it is the light, the zero point light that is not measurable. But it is in fact, the light or god force within us. It is the teacher that shows us how to know all things, we don’t have to read or study, we just know…” 93.

Gnostics believe they are above reading God’s Word because they have been transformed into gods, having “gnosis” (knowledge), also called the “logos” (word) or the “light” (enlightenment) within themselves. They are believing Satan’s lie: “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:4-5

In the two hours I spent at the Foundry “Bible study,” the Bible was preached for about 20 minutes. In the 4 hours I spent at the Guild and Foundry “Bible studies”, the Bible was preached for about 45 minutes. Most of the time was spent in socializing and relationship building. Conformity to the new paradigm is attained through “consensus building” as opposed to Bible study. It seems that alchemical transformation of a spiritual nature is taking place at The Foundry.

One should also take a close look at the Logos Equipping Ministries at GCC. Their website stated, “The new identity of Logos Pillars features 3 levels of classes. 100 Bible Foundations, 200 Growth Electives, and 300 Discipleship Counseling.” These 3 levels seem to be similar to Rick Warren’s 101, 201 and 301 courses. Within this ministry is something called “Life Application Logos.” In the CGM, the teaching of Bible doctrine is watered down to “Life Application.”

PART 3 – THE MASTERS ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL (TMAI) LEADERSHIP

ENDNOTES

90. “Hermetic Imagination: The Effect of the Golden Dawn on Fantasy Literature, Charles A. Coulombe, http://www.cheetah.net/~ccoulomb/hermeticimagination.html

91. (Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, The Temple & The Lodge, NY: Touchstone, Rockefeller Center, 1998, pp. 144-45.

92. http://www.summitview.net/caregroup

93. David Hudson Lecture, Part II, http://www.lyghtforce.com/WhiteGold/hudson2.html

The Master’s Academy International (TMAI)

The Masters Academy International (TMAI), along with the Master’s College, The Master’s Seminary (TMS), and Grace To You, is a GCC “associated ministry” operating under the GCC umbrella. TMAI (originally named Strategic Training Resources) was formed in 2002. TMAI is John Macarthur’s international ministry.

The headline on the TMAI website, as well as on TMAI literature reads, “Training Church Leaders Worldwide.” 94. In order to understand TMAI and what its “leaders training” involves, it might be helpful to take a very close look at the TMAI leadership itself.

TMAI Leadership

Mr. Rob Iverson—Nestle and TQM

The President and Chairman of the Board of TMAI is Mr. Rob Iverson. He’s also the Chairman of the GCC elder board, Senior VP of Grace To You and serves on the board of the Masters College. As of two years ago, Mr. Iverson was the elder in charge of overseeing the Purpose Driven GCC singles ministry called The Foundry. Not included in his TMAI bio is that Mr. Iverson is a Director of Leadership Resources International, a church growth org. (See page 19 of LRI’s 2007 IRS 990 Form)

It’s not uncommon for church leaders to bring business organizational models into the churches from their workplace. As of two years ago, The Foundry ministry, which Mr. Iverson oversaw, was Purpose Driven. One can assume, therefore, that Mr. Iverson is acquainted with the organizational model, TQM. According to the TMAI website, Mr. Iverson was a senior VP for Nestle. “He was responsible for supply chain activities for more than 30 years.” Is Nestle run on TQM?

According to the book, “The yellow brick road: Total Quality Management and the restructuring of organizational culture”: “By 1988, a group of European multinationals established the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM). The 14 original members included Nestle.” The reason for this alliance (EFQM) was to promote and accelerate the usage of TQM. Nestle is the largest food company in the world. According to “Controlling the sustainability of food supply chains” by J Hambrecht, D Corsten, M Noll, and E Meier, “At Nestle, we selected an existing TQM framework as the basis for integrating supply chain controls.” Mr. Iverson was “responsible for supply chain activities” at Nestle for more than 30 years.

It may be of interest to note that at the 2003 Shepherd’s Conference at GCC, Mr. Iverson gave a talk titled “Leadership 101.” In the Handout-Study notes for this talk, Mr. Iverson not only mentions Mother Theresa, M L King Jr., and Gandhi as leadership models, but he made the following statements: “The Bible always sees men as leaders.” And “Leadership is all about relationships.” These statements he made are slogans for the church growth movement and its leadership. At that Shepherd’s Conference, Mr. Iverson gave another talk titled “Dealing with Disunity.” In the study notes for the talk, Mr. Iverson stated another church growth adage, “God hates disunity.” On the contrary, God hates church unity facilitated by man at the expense of truth.

Jay Letey—World Partners USA and The Center for Church-Based Training

For more than 3 years (until Jan. 2008), the Executive Director of TMAI was Mr. Jay Letey. For at least the last 2 years and while serving as Executive Director of TMAI, Mr. Letey has been a “ministry representative” for the Center for Church-Based Training. In the 1990’s, he served as Chairman of World Partners USA. In the Dec 2007 TMAI newsletter, Mr. Iverson stated that Mr. Letey is leaving TMAI to work as a church consultant for the CCBT. Mr. Iverson said, “God is moving him along and Jay, as always, is faithful to follow.” Before we take a look at where he’s going, (CCBT), let’s take a look at where Mr. Letey has been, (World Partners USA).

World Partners USA is the mission sending arm of Missionary Church. Mr. Letey was its Chairman. Mr. Letey also pastored a Mission Church in the 1990’s. Missionary Church was formed by a merger of The Mennonite Brethren in Christ and the Missionary Church Association. The Missionary Church newsletter is called “Priority Newsletter.” In the Feb 2006 edition (the only edition I looked at), their president, Dr. Bill Hossler, advocated Peter Drucker’s approach to reaching the lost for Christ. He states, “Peter Drucker asked 3 significant questions: Who are our customers? What do they need? Therefore, what business are we in?”

One ministry of Missionary Church is called the “Healthy Church Initiative (HCI).” The HCI “seeks to multiply healthy congregations through multiplying healthy disciples of Christ. By following the strategy of Jesus, churches develop a balanced, biblical model of ministry that transforms lives and empowers people to walk as Jesus walked. Assessment tools, coaching, awareness building seminars and other resources are available to help take the necessary steps toward health.” The website goes on to say, “multiplication will increase as churches catch the vision…” “Ongoing support comes through coaching and participation in incubators [small groups].” Where does Christ tell His Bride to participate in incubators? Mission Church International ministries’ “efforts focus on launching sustainable disciple-making movements that result in the development of new communities of believers.” Mission Church also has a “servant leadership initiative” and a “Global Prayer Network” to develop a network of ‘Prayer Warriors.’”

Bethel College is the Missionary Church liberal arts college. When I clicked on the Bethel College website, one headline said, “Bethel College Community build kickoff with Habitat for Humanity.” Habitat for Humanity is an NGO of the UN.

World Partners USA, the mission sending arm of Missionary Church, lists several organizations on its website (no longer online) that it has “enjoyed working in partnership with.” World Partners USA “recommends them.” Of the 16 organizations listed, 5 are “associate members” of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). The WEA is a UN-NGO dedicated to the one-world agenda. The WEA’s roots are in Freemasonry.

The World Evangelical Alliance was, until recently, named the World Evangelical Fellowship which, until 1951, was named the Evangelical Alliance. The Evangelical Alliance was founded at a missionary conference in 1846 at Freemason’s Hall, Great Queen Street, London. David M. Howard, Director of the 1980 Lausanne Consultation on World Evangelism, wrote in “The Dream That Would Not Die: The birth and growth of the World Evangelical Fellowship 1846-1986”:

“It was an impressive sight. 800 Christians, who had gathered in Freemason’s Hall, Great Queen Street, London, in August, 1846, were standing to shake hands and sing the Doxology. They had just voted to establish what has been called “a new thing in Church history—a definite organization for the expression of unity amongst Christian individuals belonging to different churches… They called it ‘The Evangelical Alliance…’” 95.

The venue of the 1846 conference which founded the Evangelical Alliance is momentous. The Grand Lodge of England at Freemason Hall is the mother of all Masonic lodges, the headquarters of International Freemasonry. It was the United Grand Lodge of England that directed our Masonic Founding Fathers in the American Revolution and establishment of the U.S. government. (“Global Prayer & Missions Movement”; “Masonic Origins of the USA”)

In order to qualify, a WEA associate member must be “in accord with the purpose and program of WEA” and “contribute annually to it.” One WEA associate member listed on the World Partners USA site is “International Teams.” On their website (www.iteams.org) it states, “The call to ‘follow me’ means transformed people building transforming communities.” For several years the Chairman of the Board of ITeams was Brian McLaren, the cult leader of the Emergent Church.

Another WEA associate member listed is SEND International. SEND is an acronym. The “D” stands for “developing leaders from among the national people.” SEND values “unity in diversity.” SEND missionaries “strive to disciple new believers into responsible, reproducing Christians who will form reproducing churches.” In the former Soviet Union “SEND was privileged to be invited by the established national church there to work UNDER (emphasis added) their authority.”

Other World Partners USA listed WEA associated ministries include OMS International, Serving In Mission (SIM) and US Center for World Mission. These are all church growth orgs dedicated to the one-world, globalist agenda.

Another organization that Worldpartners USA has listed as having enjoyed a partnership with is EFMA (Evangelical Foreign Mission Association). It is now called The Mission Exchange. The Mission Exchange is an affiliate of the NAE (National Association of Evangelicals). Their “core values” include Synergy, Diversity, Crossing Cultures and Relationships. The mission of the Mission Exchange “is to facilitate relational and developmental initiatives that increase the effectiveness of the Great Commission community.” Its president, Steve Moore, has an MA in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has “more than a decade of experience developing young leaders in a global context.” Their third president and current “Ambassador at Large” is Paul McKaughan. McKaughan served as COO for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism. He directed Billy Graham’s crusades in Brazil (1962) and in Rio de Janeiro (1975). He served on the executive committee of the World Evangelical Alliance. He attended Fuller Seminary Institute of Church Growth (1966-67) and he is/was a member of the World Future Society. Directors of the World Future Society include the New Age leader Barbara Marx Hubbard and Maurice Strong, former Under Secretary General of the UN and Secretary General of the UN Earth Summit. The World Future Society is in partnership with The Millennium Project, World Federation of UN Associations.

Mr. Jay Letey was the Executive Director of Grace Church’s TMAI for more than 3 years; prior to that, he was Chairman of World Partners USA. It’s clear that World Partners USA is a globalist church growth org that has working connections with many other church growth orgs dedicated to the one-world agenda. Mr. Letey has been a ministry representative for the Center for Church-Based Training (CCBT) for at least 2 years (since I’ve seen the evidence) and, according to Mr. Iverson, he’ll be leaving TMAI to work as a church consultant for the CCBT. Let’s now take a look at the CCBT.

The CCBT’s motto is “bring all to maturity and many to leadership.” They seek to “develop leaders in the local church.” They (CCBT) are “developing leaders…for the sake of multiplying churches around the world.” Their “people development…includes life on life mentoring in the context of authentic community.” Their website states that “this kind of leadership development involves much more than just offering courses. It is a process…” They are “thrilled to hear that their church-based training has transformed lives.”

The CCBT offers seminars for “discipleship training and leadership development.” One seminar they offer is “to make Leadership Development a core ministry value…” These seminars “will move your people beyond information toward transformation.” They offer a seminar track called “leaders training leaders.” The CCBT wants to disciple the nations “through healthy churches.” The CCBT has designed an elder retreat which initiates “learning in community.” This retreat will “help your board be revitalized with unity, vision and purpose.” The CCBT states, “In our leadership teams, we need to plan for things that facilitate community.”

The CCBT offers a resource called “The Leadership Baton” which “provides a solution, a comprehensive approach to helping churches facilitate the emergence of a leadership development ‘culture’ within their church.” The CCBT lists people on its website who have praised “The Leadership Baton.” Most notable on the list is Bob Buford, Chairman of the Leadership Network. Mr. Buford states, “The Leadership Baton describes a coherent, sustainable strategy for success in this critical area.”

How does the CCBT intend to “transform lives,” “develop leaders” and “facilitate authentic community?” One resource they are offering is called “The Discovery Series—a discipleship series for small groups.” The series costs $140. If one follows this series, in 48 weeks “spiritual maturity” will be achieved. The ad states, “The CCBT Six Step Wisdom Process and the facilitator-led, interactive small group studies open the way for life transformation…” Facilitator-led interactive small groups!?! Need I remind the reader that these groups are not only the basis for church growth, but are also the basis for mind control, demonic control and worldwide satanic transformation?

From the CCBT one can purchase a 4 course series called “The Church Leadership Series.” It costs $240. This series “is designed to train and unify your emerging and existing leaders.” The CCBT offers a book called “Elders and Leaders.” The book’s description says, “You’ll be introduced to our basic research paradigm…and the way we ‘defined our terms.’” Terms take on new meaning in the transformation process. For instance, in the new paradigm, “spiritual maturity” no longer means being steadfast in the faith; it now means having a “willingness to compromise.”

One course in the CCBT’s Leadership Development series is called “The Word.” It costs $60. The ad states, “This course will result in life transformation and life-long learning.” Life transformation and life-long learning are Communitarian goals. Life-long learning was promoted by UNESCO and later was incorporated in America’s Goals 2000 Plan. There exists a UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). Life-long learning means being a life-long change agent. It means being subjected to life-long social engineering from which there will be no escape. The church growth movement has now brought this same social engineering into the churches. Notice as well that the CCBT doesn’t say that their Leadership Development series results in Christian sanctification. “Leadership Development” is a vehicle with which to propagate Communitarian transformational goals.

Does the evidence, thus far, show that Mr. Letey, the former Chairman of World Partners USA and the consultant for the CCBT, has been “faithful to God” as Mr. Iverson stated in his farewell letter? Or does the evidence show that Mr. Letey has been faithful to the globalist, transformational goals of the church growth movement? Regarding both Mr. Letey and Mr. Iverson: “Can two walk together, lest they be agreed?” Amos 3:3.

Mr. Bill Molinari—the Chairman of Leadership Resources International

Another member of the TMAI board of directors is Mr. Bill Molinari. According to his TMAI bio, “Mr. Molinari worked for 21 years for Van Kampen Funds, a Morgan Stanley company, where he served as President.” Van Kampen Funds is a mutual fund company. His bio goes on to say that “previously he served as Executive Director for Leadership Resources International (LRI), an organization focused on training pastors oversees.” TMAI states that Mr. Molinari previously served as Executive Director for LRI with the implication that he no longer works there. Mr. Molinari, the TMAI board member, is not only currently listed on the LRI website as being their Executive Director, but he is also currently the Chairman of their Board of Directors. This information is significant because LRI is a church growth org. (See page 19 of LRI’s 2007 IRS 990 Form) As stated previously, Mr. Rob Iverson, President and Chairman of the Board of TMAI, as well as Chairman of the GCC elder board, is a Director of LRI.

LRI’s motto is “Launching Pastoral Training Movements Worldwide.” LRI states that “the numerical growth of the evangelical Church around the world greatly exceeds the number of trained pastors available to lead these churches.” It’s remarkable that according to church growth leaders, God can quicken dead men for Christ, but He apparently is unable to raise up pastors and teachers among them in adequate supply. LRI also wants to train pastors who will reproduce. They say, “We must accelerate pastoral training if large numbers of pastors are going to be equipped. Our TNT (Training National Trainers) ministry is a multiplication model in which we invest our lives in a small group of godly, gifted pastor-trainers and then resource them to invest their lives in many other pastors. We make a 3-4 yr. commitment to a given group of TNTers. Then, every 3-6 months, our team spends a full week with these TNTers for in-depth training, extensive debriefing, feedback and assessment.”

LRI’s International Ministry Overview gives more insight into this pastoral training: “Our training is highly relational and learner-centered, focusing on high levels of learner engagement, participation and dialogue, small group work, feedback, and accountability.” This description of “pastoral training” sounds exactly like the rules for facilitating small groups. LRI does offer a course that “will help you train your small groups and cell church leaders.” LRI believes “servant leadership should be modeled.” Their pastoral training in Latin America “has workshops which focus on Sunday school teachers and cell group leaders.” Pastors are encouraged to join with the LRI staff to participate in their training ministries. For those who participate, they add, “We can almost guarantee a life-changing, vision-impacting experience.” For those who would want to partner with LRI, “For $4800, you or your church could fund an entire life-changing regional workshop.” Another resource offered by LRI is a book by President Bill Mills, “Changed: Experiencing God’s Transforming Power.” “You will learn how to build and maintain healthy relationships” describes the contents of another book offered by Mr. Mills.

Five men are listed on LRI’s “Leadership Profile.” In addition to Bill Molinari and Bill Mills, there is Americo Saavedra. His bio states, “His passion to see healthy churches reproducing healthy disciples led him to develop TNT (Training National Trainers), a non-formal model of pastoral training now being implemented worldwide.”

Another LRI leader profiled is Mr. Craig Parro, the Director of LRI’s international ministry. Mr. Parro also sits on the board of directors of TOPIC (Training of Pastors International Coalition). His LRI bio describes TOPIC as “an association of pastoral training organizations focused on accelerating pastoral training worldwide.”

TOPIC is another World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) associate member as well as a WEA Global Partner. TOPIC’s vision wants “every church with equipped and maturing pastoral leadership by the year 2010.” I have often seen the year 2010 mentioned in church growth orgs and I believe that this is because big changes are planned for the world by this date. TOPIC is a major church growth org that much could be written about. They have leaders and ambassadors working for them from orgs like Willow Creek, DAWN Ministries, World Vision International (a WEA Global Partner) and the Church Growth Association of India just to name a few. TOPIC has a list of partners that includes Purpose Driven International, Campus Crusade for Christ, and orgs with names like Church Leadership Development International and Church Planting International. TOPIC also partners with T-Net International, “a worldwide training network for disciplemaking churches.”

The front page of the T-NET website features a quote from R Warren: “Bill (Hull, founder T-Net International) understands that the way to grow healthy, balanced churches is through a people-building process, rather than church programs. Listen and learn from him.” What is this people-building process that Warren is referring to? It’s the dialectic process and “team-building” exercises as manifested in TQM and change agent-led small groups. The T-Net website front page states, “For over a decade T-Net has been guiding churches in developing their own definition of a disciple. We help them equip a team of change-agents who will reshape their church to make it happen.” T-Net comes right out and says it: “We equip change-agents.”

TOPIC also partners with Equipping Pastors International  (EPI) . EPI is another church growth org and RC Sproul is listed on their Board of Reference.

“Popular author and teacher R.C. Sproul, president of Ligonier Ministries, has spoken at Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral on numerous occasions. He spoke at Schuller’s church in September 21, 1984, then at John MacArthur’s church three days later. Again Sproul spoke at Schuller’s church in October 26, 1986, and then at MacArthur’s church on October 29. This reveals the importance of practicing biblical separation. To our knowledge, John MacArthur has not personally promoted Schuller, but he has men in to speak at his church who are so spiritually blind that they work hand-in-hand with a heretic like Robert Schuller. This is a great confusion. Some would label this “second degree separation,” but that is nonsense. To separate from a man such as Sproul who is disobeying the clear commands of the Word of God to mark and avoid false teaching is not some kind of secondary separation. It is wisdom and it is obedience.” 96.

In addition to being the Chairman of the Board of Leadership Resources International, Mr. Molinari, according to his TMAI bio “served on the board of Grace To You and Pioneers Mission.” Grace To You is another GCC ministry and Pioneers International is listed as another WEA associate member. His TMAI bio also states that “he [Mr. Molinari] is a member of the Harvest Bible Chapel in Elgin, Illinois.” According to the Harvest Bible Chapel website, Mr. Molinari serves as the Director of Operations at Harvest Bible Fellowship.

Harvest Bible Fellowship is the church planting arm of Harvest Bible Chapel. There are more than 40 Harvest Bible Chapel affiliates. Having been to many of their websites, I would describe them as church growth churches and hybrids of the PDC model. Kurt Gebhards, the pastor who ran the Purpose Driven Foundry ministry at GCC, is now the head pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel-Hickory in North Carolina. Hickory Chapel is a Harvest Bible Chapel affiliate. In June 2009, Bill Molinari sent a letter to Hickory Chapel recommending Kurt Gebhards to be their pastor. He described Gebhards as a “passionate theologian” with a proven “godly character.”

The front page of the Harvest Bible Chapel website had two headlines: “Walk with Christ in a small group.” And “get plugged into a small group today.” Their website states, “Harvest is a church of Small Groups.” The website goes on to say, “Small Groups are not ‘another thing’ at Harvest, they are the main channel for discipleship and care for each person who is a part of the Harvest Family.” The website states, “Each small group is lead by a trained Small Group leader.” The “small groups are designed to help you develop significant relationships with others.” Some “small groups at Harvest are called F.O.C.I.S. Groups.” A “focus group” could be another term for a dialectic session. Each Harvest Small Group “is committed to both ‘Mutual Ministry’ and ‘Multiplication.’ Multiplication means eventually forming 2 or more groups.” Once group members are transformed, then they will naturally want to form other groups to transform others.

One resource at Harvest Bible Chapel is called the “Leaders toolbox.” This resource is “to equip our leaders.” It appears that the Harvest small groups or cells are also arranged for top-down control because their website states, “Small Group leaders must receive approval of their Flock Leader prior to beginning a Curriculum option.” I have noticed that some other churches call their small groups “flocks.” It looks like Harvest Bible Chapel is conformed to the cell church model which means that it will be easy to transition this “church of small groups” into the networks which will constitute the world government. This congregation’s loyalty and accountability to their Flock Leaders will be transferred to the anti-Christ.

Bill Molinari, TMAI board member, has been a member of the Slavic Gospel Association (SGA) board according to his TMAI bio. According to the SGA website, SGA is an international ministry that operates “an office staffed by nationals at the headquarters of the Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of Russia in Moscow (UECB).” The SGA website goes on to say, “Since 1997, SGA has been privileged to serve as the official representative of the Russian UECB in North America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.” The UECB is a member of the World Baptist Alliance, a UN-NGO.

Dr. Irv Busenitz—served as a representative for Evangelism-In-Depth, a church growth org

The TMAI website lists 6 men on their Board of Directors. One of them is Dr. Irv Busenitz. According to “Reformation Japan,” the name of the first pastors’ conference hosted by the TMAI center in Japan, “Dr. Busenitz is an administrative VP of the Master’s Seminary and has been involved in leadership/pastoral training for many years.” The website goes on to say, “He (Busenitz)…served for 2 years as a representative for Evangelism-In-Depth, a ministry involving leadership in church growth seminars in the South West.”

On the Evangelism-In-Depth (EID) website it states, “EID promotes the concept of Total Mobilization of the believer to give verbal testimony of their faith in Christ. To accomplish the mobilization of the believer, EID assists the local church in establishing a New Attitude About Evangelism.” Christians should beware of anything promoted by the church growth orgs as being “new.” The result of EID’s instructive 10 hr. seminar will be “a multiplication of Christian communicators.” Would they approve of the multiplication of true Christian communicators who communicated truth boldly and without compromise? EID has a vision statement which states that “EID is a centrifugal movement…” On the top of the page with the vision statement is the quote from Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Church growth orgs often use this verse to justify their vision statements and vision casting. This verse, however, refers to God’s prophetic vision and not to some man-made organizational vision. EID “is directed by an International Board with the vision of seeing the Total Mobilization of all believers…with global objectives.” EID “wants to establish a National Headquarters in every nation.”

Often the best indicator of the biblical quality of a ministry is the quality of those endorsing it. Who has endorsed EID? On the EID “Testimonies” page, a testimony is given by Luis Palau. He states, “I believe EID was born in the heart of God, and for that reason, I recommend it.” It is generally known among Christians that Luis Palau is a false Christian. The Luis Palau Evangelistic Association is also a WEA associate ministry. Palau, who is highly ecumenical, had an 8-week “Say yes, Chicago” crusade in 1996. One of the sponsoring churches was the church growth org., Willowcreek CC. 97. Another EID testimony exhorts pastors “to ‘catch the vision’ of EID.” EID offers a seminar which includes topics like “Dynamic growth in the Early Church” and “Church Growth in the book of Acts.”

Mr. David Deuel and Joni and Friends Ministry

Another member of the TMAI board of directors is Mr. David Deuel. Mr. Deuel “has served as board secretary to The Master’s Academy International since its inception.” He served on a “governor’s advisory committee for former California Governor, Pete Wilson.” And according to his TMAI bio, he served as a regional director for Joni and Friends Ministry.

Joni Eareckson Tada is the founder and CEO of Joni and Friends Ministry. According to the Joni and Friends website, her role “as a disability advocate led to a presidential appointment to the National Council on Disability for 3 1/2 years, during which time the Americans with Disability Act became law.” Many believe “The Americans with Disability Act” to be unconstitutional.

Joni and Friends is an international ministry that has both a vision and mission statement. Their mission: “We train, disciple, and mentor people affected by disability to exercise their gifts of leadership and service in the church and their communities.” They want “to equip and train leaders in carrying out disability ministry.” Through their ‘Church Relations Team’ and their Church training programs..: “your church will catch the vision, have life changing opportunities to serve…”

Joni and Friends lists a number of their “International Initiatives.” The first is called “Total Access Outreach.” Total Access Outreach is for “empowering the national church to be a change agent in society through training members to make schools, home hospitals, etc. accessible.” Joni and Friends wants to manipulate church members into affecting social change in society. Beware of those, like Joni and her friends, who would wish to “empower” you in some way. “To be empowered” is transformational language that means “to be deceived.”

Joni and Friends lists several affiliates. One is called “Global Transformation Network” (GTN). This network claims to be “dedicated to demonstrating the love of Christ.” They “demonstrate God’s love by empowering the at risk to free themselves from poverty and discrimination.” Their mission statement sums up their goals: “To be a catalytic change agent networking, informing, mobilizing and equipping advocates in government, non-government organizations, educational and medical institutions, church and media to cause spiritual, physical and economic transformation…” “The Global Transformation Network partners with other organizations around the world to implement sustainable projects and affect positive change among the at risk (poor, disabled and disadvantaged) through capacity building, leadership training…” One of the “partner links” at GTN is to www.purposedrivenlife.com.

Another Joni and Friends affiliate is called “Pro-Vision Asia”. Their vision statement: “We want to see people holistically transformed and empowered to lead abundant lives.” Their mission statement: “To inspire hope to provide an environment that fosters transformation, and to share our vision with those who seek a positive future.”

Mr. Ken Fuller

Ken Fuller is the Vice Chairman of the TMAI board of directors. According to his TMAI bio, “He serves as the Executive Director of the Believer’s Foundation, which is dedicated to the training of pastors worldwide.” Mr. Fuller also sits on the board of directors of Ministerios Evangelicos de las Americas (MEDA, the TMAI center in Honduras) and “teaches at the Grace Bible Training Center in Brandon, FL.” Let’s now focus on one mission org listed on the Grace Bible Church in Brandon website.

Grace Bible Church (www.gbcb.org) in Brandon, Fl. lists 3 missions organizations on their website. One of them is TMAI and another is The Masters Mission (TMM). TMM has a Missionary Preparation Extension Program with GCC’s The Master’s College. Studying for a semester at TMM can earn one credit toward a Biblical Studies degree at The Masters College. TMM is a 501(c)(3) organization.

TMM “is a training and sending organization for ministries wanting to start new work in relatively unreached areas.” The training base is on 1500 acres in North Carolina. Spring Break at TMM “is students coming from various colleges and universities during their break to work on projects that help the development of the base.” It appears from a photo on the TMM website that several students from the Masters College have been sent there to work during Spring Break. What kinds of projects might the Masters College students be working on at the TMM training base during their break?

The projects include: “Clearing mountain ridge for an airstrip. Radio tower maintenance. Mechanical shop maintenance. Auto mechanical and body works projects. Welding Projects. Painting and staining boat docks and buildings. Digging and pouring foundations. Building retaining walls, seeding, fertilizing, road work…” How much will a student on break get paid for this work? It’s volunteer work. It costs the student round trip air fare and $25/day for meals and housing.

TMM believes that “missionaries should be willing to do hard work side by side with the people they are ministering to.” A Christian who aspires to be a TMM missionary will be required to attend classes at the training base in North Carolina where they will learn, among other things, “technical skills,” before being sent into the mission field. Some of the skills they will learn include “timber harvesting, heavy construction, mechanics, station planning and water systems.” The TMM website states, “Join the Masters Mission family in…planting churches that meet both physical and spiritual needs by establishing children’s homes, medical clinics, water systems, community development projects, and theological training for pastors.” This year-long missionary training program costs $13,110 for tuition and fees.

One leader of TMM attempts to justify this works ministry/social gospel by stating, “As a missionary, you validate yourself only if you’re useful. Practical service creates a platform for spiritual ministry. And that process takes time; on the mission field I have never seen a person come to Christ with an intelligent decision in less than 2 years.” By this missionary’s standards, a Christian preaching the “pearl of great price” on foreign soil would be deemed invalid and useless unless he was willing to pick up a trowel and work. This missionary also holds to the false belief that one needs to first establish a relationship before the gospel can be preached.

Another TMM missionary explains the true nature of their “missionary work” in Kenya: “We moved into Gatab, Kenya,” Jim says, “where senior missionaries had located a healthful place with a good water supply for a mission station. Then we built roads, a water system, and an airstrip for medical emergencies. We built a church building and simple houses for us and the pastors. We worked with the people to get veterinary help for their livestock. We worked with them as they grew corn they could store for the dry season.” If missionaries came to my impoverished country and did all this work for me, gratis, then I think I may, in time, oblige them with a decision for their “Christ.” (Keep in mind that The Master’s College is supporting TMM with volunteer labor.) Why are missionaries laboring like this? Is this the kind of laboring Apostle Paul had in mind when he said he labored above all else?

The goal of the church growth movement is to transition the churches into an “equal partnership” with business and government: Drucker’s 3 legged stool. The plan basically calls for the “Christian” church workers to be the welfare workers for this envisioned Communitarian system. The deceived Christian, digging water wells somewhere in the third world, thinking he’s serving God, will actually be working toward the fulfillment of the global Communitarian goals. These “missionary” activities described by the TMM missionary are in accord with the New World Order standards for “Christian” world missions: be social workers, and keep the “new converts” controlled in small groups. These activities are also in accord with the UN development goals (sustainable development).

R Warren, the CFR member and Southern Baptist, has cast his vision toward the fulfillment of this globalist agenda which he call his PEACE plan. PEACE being an acronym (P=planting churches (since changed to “promote reconciliation), E=equipping servant leaders, A=assisting the poor, C=curing the sick, E=educating the next generation). Warren’s vision calls for “one billion foot soldiers” to solve the world’s problems—apart from God. These foot soldiers will include Christian volunteers serving in their place within the church-state alliance.

Is it believable that world leaders want to help the world’s poor and cure the sick? Or are these idealistic goals, like PEACE, just a lure intended to bring the churches into their proper alignment within the 3-legged stool (Communitarian system)? How else could the church be drawn into this Communitarian partnership without appeals being made to a social gospel of PEACE devoid of the true gospel message?

Church growth orgs, being dedicated to this Communitarian agenda, are now entering partnerships with business and foreign governments. R Warren plans to transform Rwanda into the first Purpose Driven nation. Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, spoke at Saddleback Church on April 15, 2005. He said, “Rwanda is interested in forming business relationships with people in this country and we will be more than happy to tell you about the investment opportunities that are available.” Kagame, speaking at a “church,” is inviting business to partner with his government. Since business is one leg of Drucker’s stool, when Warren’s small groups go to Rwanda, they may also be working toward the fulfillment of business interests.

Bruce Wilkinson, author of The Prayer of Jabez, is a leader in the effort to transform Africa (He partners with World Vision [UN-NGO]). Wilkinson was the keynote speaker for the “Transformation Namibia” celebration held on May 1, 2003 (May Day is a major Satanic holiday, Beltaine). The “Transformation Namibia” website states that their “ambition is all about government, business and church leaders joining hands to address the real needs of our country.” This means their ambition is to implement Communitarianism in Namibia. What kind of gospel do government and business leaders join hands with? Their mission is “transforming Africa through unity and prayer, as we mobilize the body of Christ, and all spheres of society, community by community, nation by nation, with the full gospel of Jesus Christ.” “Transformation Namibia’s” strategy is “to facilitate a national leadership strategy.” And “to formalize measurable targets per main focus areas for March 2010 and March 2030.” “Measurable targets” may refer to the measurable goals demanded by the global communitarian system. Church growth leaders are pragmatists who validate efforts by measurable results. Men like Noah would have been kicked off his church growth leadership team.

Church growth leaders desire much more than to transform Christians and their churches. Church growth leaders will say they desire to transform communities, nations and even entire continents. What do they mean? I believe these transformational goals refer to the subversion and transformation of national governments by Communitarian partnerships. Of course, all this transformation will occur “in the name of Christ.” But are church growth leaders transforming the world for Jesus Christ, who said His Kingdom is not of this world? Or are they transforming the world for Satan and his leadership?

[The following information is for those interested in the TMM money trail: Mr. Ken Fuller is the Executive Director of The Believers Foundation. Robert and Lorena Jaeb funded the Believer’s Foundation. Stephen Jaeb, their son, is a “servant-leader (Elder)” at Grace Bible Church in Brandon and he also sits on the board of directors of TMM. According to the 2007 IRS form 990, from 2003-2006, Stephen Jaeb gave $201,685 to TMM and his parents gave $593,000.

According to the 2007 IRS form 990, Grace Foundation from 2003-2006 gave $2,146,759 to TMM. Grace Foundation also contributed to Bill Molinari’s church of small groups, Harvest Bible Fellowship. Bill Molinari was the President of Van Kampen Funds. From 2003-2006, Judith Van Kampen, who is listed as a Director of Grace Foundation, contributed $384,320 to TMM. The last of TMM’s 5 major contributors listed on the IRS form is Grace Church of Dupage. From 2003-2006, TMM received $284,589 from Grace Church of Dupage.

Grace Church of Dupage is another transformational ministry. It has both a purpose and vision statement. It has “cell groups” that meet in various homes and “small groups” “for relationship building.” In one place its website states that because “The method Christ used focused on relationship building. We desire to be a relational student ministry with a purpose.” (Did Christ focus on building human relationships?) Men at Dupage are encouraged to “join an accountability group.” And they are reminded “the Christian life is a battle that cannot be fought alone.” Grace Church of Dupage wants to “facilitate” relationships among their women in various ways. Genesis, their middle school ministry, “comes together every Wednesday night in the cry room for a time of group activities, ice-breakers, interactive small groups and lots of fun. On the 4th Wednesday Genesis will participate in some kind of relationship building event such as rock climbing, laser tag, pizza party, etc.” Grace Church of Dupage also has FLOCKS, an organized small groups ministry, for, among other things, leadership training, and to “serve one another’s needs.” Grace Church of Dupage is clearly a transformational ministry built on a human relationship paradigm.]

Mr. Len Crowley—the Managing Director for Counsel & Capital

Another man who could be considered an important TMAI leader is Mr. Len Crowley. Mr. Crowley was once a pastor at Grace Community Church and in addition to teaching at TMAI centers, is the Managing Director for Counsel&Capital (C&C). C&C is in the business of “bridging the gap between ministries and their prospective donors.” C&C provides ministries with counsel that will enable the ministry to obtain more capital. TMAI is a “client ministry” of C&C. According to the TMAI prospectus, Len Crowley “was trained for ministry under the teaching of John Macarthur and GCC.”

The C&C vision statement: “To inspire ministries to effectively connect with left-brain, major donors, igniting increased impact, thus transforming “the matter of giving and receiving (Phil 4:15).” Their mission: “To build bridges of accountability and trust between left-brain, major donors and ministries by transplanting functions of the investment banker into the Christian non-profit community.” C&C believes a problem is that “all too often a gulf exists between donors and ministries.” They call the solution to this problem “the paradigm addition-communication tools that connect and create confidence with major donors.”

Among the board members of C&C are Jack Modesett Jr., a Board Member of Christianity Today and its Chairman as of 2006, and Fred Smith Sr. [now deceased] who “was a contributing editor to ‘Leadership’ and a past director of Christianity Today, Youth for Christ and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.” 98. Christianity Today, founded by Billy Graham in 1956, and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association are completely dedicated to the globalist goals of the church growth movement.

“In Billy Graham and His Friends (which came out November 2001) I mention (and fully document) a number of Masons who have close ties to Billy Graham. Several of Graham’s staff have been Masons such as William M. Watson who was the director of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Corporation (BGEA), David M. McConnell, also a director of the BGEA, and Arthur Lee Malory who was the co-chairman of the Billy Graham Crusade Advisory Committee for the St. Louis Crusade in 1973.” 99.

The C&C website lists resources they recommend for our reading. One article is called “Principled Governance” by Len Crowley. Under the headline, “Forging Unity,” and the sub-headline, “Making decisions by genuine consensus,” Mr. Crowley, advising church boards, admits “genuine consensus building in board decision making is hard work.” Consensus building is another term for the group dialectic process. Should church boards make decisions based on consensus (what they can all agree upon and feel good about), or should they make decisions based on obedience to God’s Word? Traditional governance makes decisions by obedience to higher authority or by adhering to truth or by debate or by majority vote. A transformational governance makes decisions based on consensus.

Under the headline, “Yoking Vision with Plan,” Mr. Crowley states that every organization needs a vision which is “motivating and unifying.” He goes on to say that any plan should include “measurable goals.” Under the headline “Cultivating Transparency,” Mr. Crowley states, “Transparency means cultivating an environment of honest, open communication within an organization. It is vital to its health.” “Transparency,” another transformational term, facilitates team building. Transparency in the environment, I believe, implies a kind of vulnerable openness where organization members have a willingness to confess their thoughts and feelings so that they can be synthesized to consensus through dialogue.

Another C&C recommended resource is an article written by the C&C President called “Reaching the left-brain donor.” The article states, “John D Rockefeller, patriarch of the Rockefeller family, may have been such a donor [left brain]…Historians suggest that the nervous breakdown Rockefeller suffered was due to the difficulties he faced trying to accomplish his philanthropic responsibility. While token givers may be labeled selfish, many, like Rockefeller, desperately want to give generously to humanity.”

Rockefeller’s agenda for the Christian Church was its transformation. “In the fostering of Marxism in the churches through such agencies as the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, by the Rockefeller Foundation, there emerges the idea that the real intent and purpose is the destruction of religion as we know it and its replacement by ancient concepts of religion…” “The mask of religiosity, combined with the sham of pseudo-philanthropy, was invaluable in blinding the public to the true nature of the activities of the Rockefeller interests.” “The clear-cut statement of Rockefeller’s purpose in his ‘philanthropies’ has never been lost to sight by the Rockefellers or their agents. That purpose from the start, was, and still is, a ‘new social order,’ the establishment of a dictatorship in the United States.” (Emanuel Josephson’s “Rockefeller ‘Internationalist’”, NY: Chedney Press, 1952)

Counsel & Capital lists on their website 14 of their “client ministries.” Several, if not all of them, are new paradigm Communitarian orgs. In addition to TMAI, their clients include Joni and Friends, SEND International and Cure International.

The motto on the Cure International website is “healing changes everything.” Under “get involved” it states, “being a part of something much bigger than yourself has a way of transforming your life.” This is General Systems Theory (GST), the theory behind the practice of TQM. In GST, we must all see ourselves as part of the greater whole. We are all interdependent. A butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon can cause an avalanche in Alaska. We are useless without relationships. There are no lone saints! The Cure website states, “450,000 children have already had their lives transformed by CURE…and their families have experienced equally miraculous transformation.” If a child is cured, why does that transform all other family members? “CURE’s” operational model is designed “to ultimately increase the healthy capacity of the indigenous people…” To increase the “healthy capacity” of the people could mean to increase a capacity for openness and compromise within the people. “Components of our faith ministry include ‘Leadership Development.’” In addition to being cured, they’ll be made “leaders” (change-agents).

Another C&C “client ministry” is International Bible Society (IBS). IBS is a World Evangelical Alliance associated ministry. IBS is “the translation sponsor of the NIV.” Their vision: “What we do each year must be in concert with the vision of the future.” Not in concert with God’s Word?

Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF) is another C&C client ministry. Their website states, “CHF builds strong relationships with indigenous leaders.” In “about us,” CHF wants “to meet thousands of needs that exist in the world today…help transform children’s lives from hunger to hope.”

Biola University is another C&C client ministry. Their front webpage has (since taken down) a headline: “Biola Goes Green.” It goes on to say, “In honor of Earth Day, Biola University celebrates its efforts across campus to “Go Green.” A “Christian University” is honoring the pagan Earth Day? On May 24, 2008, Rick Warren gave the undergraduate commencement address at Biola. John Macarthur graduated from Biola University’s seminary.

Another C&C client ministry is Crown Financial Ministries (CFM). CFM offers a “Life Group Study” called “Biblical Financial Study.” To prepare to lead this study CFM offers “Life Group Leader Training.” This Study is designed to last 10 weeks. In the sample Crown Biblical Financial Study Leaders Guide, concerning “group size” the leaders guide states, “We limit the size of the group because the group dynamic is damaged if the group is too large.” Why are they concerned with group size and dynamic? In a didactic financial study, just like a didactic Bible study, the size of the group would only be limited by the size of the room. CFM is concerned with group size and dynamic because this isn’t a didactic study where the leader will “teach to facts.” The study says that for 10 minutes each group member “shares creative ideas on how to save money.” Then for 70 min. they have a “group discussion.” This conforms to dialectical guidelines where each group member opens up and shares and then a leader facilitates a discussion (dialogue) to consensus.

It matters little to change agents whether the diverse group is meeting to talk about financial matters, world hunger, curing the sick, the Bible, or whether they are going to a restaurant, or enjoying fun summer BBQ’s, or playing miniature golf. All that matters is that they are together, that they are sharing, that they are open to seeing matters from each other’s viewpoint, that they are experiencing compromise, finding common ground, and are being transformed into group thinkers who will always have a willingness to compromise Truth for group consensus.

Another C&C client ministry is The Seed Company (www.theseedcompany.org). Their vision statement is “Creatively networking God’s people around the world to translate the Bible into every language for his glory.” Networking God’s people? “Partnerships are an integral part of The Seed Company vision.”

Len Crowley has also served on the International Executive Committee of SEND International (WEA associate member). And Mr. Crowley, like Mr. Jay Letey, is also a ministry representative for the Center for Church-Based Training (CCBT). Mr. Crowley is also a teaching pastor for Northword Church.

Northword has both a purpose and vision statement. Their vision “is to know and love the Lord Jesus transformed by His power.” On the Northword website in “our values” under the subtitle “giving ourselves” the first sentence reads, “Transformation occurs in community.” If Jesus has the ability to transform us, as the Northword website states, then why do they emphasize that “transformation occurs in community?” Because the transformation they are referring to is facilitated by man and is not a work of God.

Dr. David A. Wismer

The only TMAI board member I have yet to mention is Dr. David A Wismer. He is the treasurer for TMAI and according to his TMAI bio, “Following his graduation from UCLA with a Ph.D. in Control Systems Engineering, David joined the UCLA faculty and rose to the tenured rank of Associate Professor.” According to an article by J Douglas Birdwell, the President of the IEEE Control Systems Society, “I have always believed there are strong connections between the theory and applications of systems and control and the problems of everyday life. These connections exist with management of human organizations, too. An example is financial management…” TQM, general systems theory and control systems, I believe, are similar. They depend on accurate assessments and feedback. As of 11/06, Dr. Wismer was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Institute for Creation Research. Tim LaHaye is also on the board. Dr. Wismer, the treasurer of TMAI, as of 2007, was the director of The Believers Foundation. 100.

Dr. Steve Lawson, Southern Baptist

“God is the Architect…radically transforming our lives”

Though he isn’t on the board or the staff, Dr Steve Lawson also could be considered another leader at TMAI. In addition to sitting on the board of The Masters College and Seminary, he teaches at several TMAI training centers and serves on the Advisory Council for Samara Preachers’ Institute and Theological Seminary in Samara, Russia, a TMAI center in Russia. Dr. Lawson is the Senior Pastor at Christ Fellowship Baptist Church (CFBC) in Mobile, Alabama. CFBC is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, a UN-NGO. The teaching ministry of Dr. Lawson is called “New Reformation Ministries (NRM).” On the NRM website, the first sentence of their purpose statement states, “The unique focus of New Reformation is to recover and reclaim in the church a high view of God, a vision of Him…” Under “Our Passion” it states, “Moreover, we must know that God is the Architect of an eternal plan for us, and that He is ushering in His sovereign purposes on a grand scale, there by building up our faith and radically transforming our lives.” “Radically transforming” is new paradigm, church growth language.

According to The Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, the word “architect” is not in the Bible. In his “Institutes of the Christian Religion,” John Calvin, a crypto-Jew, referred to God as “the Architect of the Universe” as does Freemasonry. Freemasons refer to their God, Lucifer, as the Grand Architect. The first sentence of a Masonic sermon on a Masonic website states, “Masonic conduct is to adore the Grand Architect of the Universe.” 101. Dr. Lawson states that “God is the ARCHITECT… ushering in His sovereign purposes on a GRAND scale.”

It has been documented that the Southern Baptist Convention is controlled by Free Masonry, that more than 1 million Free Masons are members of the SBC and that more than 1000 pastors in the SBC are Free Masons. 102. Incredibly, the publication of these statistics hasn’t prevented John Macarthur from fellowshipping with and bringing SBC pastors and leaders into GCC.

TMAI’s Leader’s Transformational Language

I’ve taken a close look at the TMAI leadership and their church growth backgrounds and connections. TMAI has 16 training centers. They are all in foreign countries. I was able to attend a small group session at the Guild and experience an ice-breaker exercise at the Foundry. I’m unable to attend a TMAI training center. Nevertheless, the presence of the church growth movement can be detected by its transformational language.

Because the GCC membership is more biblically savvy than, let’s say, the Saddleback membership, Satan’s agents (change agents) working within the GCC walls must, therefore, be more subtle in their use of transformational language. For example, Grace Church change agents probably can’t, at this time, use terms like “facilitator” or “paradigm shift” or other terms that might be common at Saddleback or at other church growth orgs. Language employed at the Center for Church Based Training or at World Partners USA couldn’t be used at TMAI. Language used at Leadership Resources International or TOPIC can’t be used at TMAI; for to use this more blatant language now would risk waking up the sleeping Grace Church congregation. “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.” Genesis 3:1.

TMAI has 16 centers worldwide dedicated to the training of local church pastor/leaders. In the TMAI “Overview” under the headline, “The Right Vision,” is the statement, “Training Indigenous Church Leaders.” The TMAI centers are staffed by graduates of The Master’s Seminary. The centers have established partnerships with local churches that send some of their congregants to the local TMAI center for training. The centers have also established partnerships with churches in the US. These US churches have also sent their leaders to TMAI centers to assist with the local pastoral training.

In the TMAI “Overview” under the headline, “The Right Strategy,” TMAI explains the urgent need to train church leaders: “Presently among the nations approximately 4,000 new churches are born each week. That number is projected to reach 12,000 per week, within three years. Well trained leaders are drastically needed in order to establish these new churches in the Word of God.” (I have seen similar projections on other church growth sites).

John Macarthur preaches the sovereignty of God with regard to the salvation of the elect. Yet, in putting forth church growth statistics to justify the urgent need for worldwide leadership training programs, the TMAI leadership is clearly embracing an unbiblical, Arminian theology as must all church growth leaders. For if God is sovereign, as John Macarthur preaches, and if men come to Christ only by God’s sovereign will, as John Macarthur preaches, then how could the TMAI leadership possibly project that God will quicken enough dead men 3 years from now at a rate sufficient to fill 12,000 churches per week? “For who hath known the mind of the Lord?” Romans 11: 34

TMAI projects that within 3 years (perhaps by 2010) there will be a drastic increase in the number of new churches “born” each week with the implication that these new churches will be filled with new Christian converts. But their church growth vision is clearly refuted by the Bible which states that in the last days, and preceding the coming of Christ and the rise of anti-Christ, there will be a “falling away” or apostasy (2 Thess. 2:3). In fact, the explosion of church growth orgs and the infiltration of their subversive transformational leadership into nearly all the churches in the last 20 years is solid proof of the “falling away” foretold in Bible prophecy.

Church growth leaders have cast their transformational visions which project the need for a drastic increase in church plants. Why? Planting churches is the “P” in R Warren’s global PEACE plan. According to the plan, the poor can’t be aided, nor can the sick be healed, nor can water wells be dug, nor can educational goals and business interests be met without first planting churches.

It could be true that in 3 years, 12,000 churches will be planted worldwide per week. And these churches may have many members. But how many in their membership will be true converts? How many of their membership will have ever even heard the true gospel? If the churches planted are all in the process of becoming “healthy” with their membership all participating in facilitated small groups and teams, then any true convert, being resistant to this PEACE plan process will either leave or will be kicked out. As time goes on, these “healthy” church plants will have no true Christians in their membership.

One way to know if the transformation process has infiltrated an organization is if its leadership is using transformational language. Is there more evidence that the TMAI leadership is employing this transformational language? In the TMAI literature there is little, if any, mention of the need for repentance, forgiveness of sins, picking up your cross, etc., but many references to the need for transformation and change. Allow me to give, in no particular order, some examples of this language from their website.

TMAI publishes a small, 4 page long, monthly newsletter. The headline of the TMAI newsletter (3/07) reads, “Transforming Africa.” The first sentence asks, “How do you transform a continent?”

The TMAI newsletter (7/06) says that Pastor Len Crowley went to speak at the first-ever TMAI Croatian Pastor’s Conference. The first 3 sentences of the article: “Courage. What does it produce in the life of the believer? What kinds of transformation can it bring to a church?” During his speech Pastor Crowley said, “We want to train expositors so that we can see a transformation in the pulpits of Croatia.” The article goes on to say, “This isn’t just transformation for transformation sake, either. By making an impact on the pulpits, Crowley and the rest of the TBA team are looking to transform congregations.”

The TMAI newsletter (9/06) talks about the Impact Bible Conference in New Zealand. The first sentence states, “What can you say about the 2006 Impact Bible Conference that isn’t summed up by the phrase printed across the front of its guide booklet? It reads, ‘Transforming Lives with Truth,’ and that’s precisely what took place last month.”

In the TMAI newsletter (9/05), the first sentence of the opening article reads, “For 4 days in August, the neighborhood that serves as home to the Shepherd’s Bible College was transformed as church leaders from across New Zealand and parts of Australia flocked to the 2005 Impact Bible Conference.” All the TMAI centers have pastors’ conferences at least annually as does GCC. These conferences are interdenominational. They give diversity an opportunity to come together, build relationships, and unify. Men can be transformed as they learn to set aside their differences, find common ground and reach consensus.

Regarding these TMAI conferences, the TMAI newsletter (5/07) states, “In essence, the conferences generate momentum. They build relationships and lay the groundwork for a broader scope and a new level of cooperation. They glorify God by bearing powerful witness to the power of His Word to transform churches…and to transform lives.” Are churches and lives being transformed by the “power of His Word”, or are churches and lives being transformed by the wiles of change agents facilitating “relationship building” and “new levels of cooperation?”

The first TMAI newsletter (4/05) under the title, “The Right Results,” is the subtitle, “Transformed Lives and Churches.” In the article under the subtitle it states, “Consider the results in the life of a transformed individual.” The article goes on to explained how a woman has been “transformed by the Lord.” One pastor in the TMAI Samara (Russia) said that “the training…has completely transformed me as a preacher.” (7/05) “…they believe in the power of Scripture to transform lives and save souls.” (9/05) And “to know God’s transforming Grace.”

Mr. Jay Letey, the Executive Director of TMAI until Jan 2008, often talked about change. He wrote a very brief article for each newsletter. The following are several quotes he’s made. “Together, we’re fostering the kinds of deep changes that reshape families and communities for generations. We’re helping create changes that extend into eternity.” (9/06) “Your sacrifices are shaping churches and changing communities around the world.” (8/06) “[Numbers] are a yardstick we use to measure our steps toward our ultimate goal, which is to see God change lives.” (9/06) “[After your pastor says something that really pierces your heart] Slowly (and sometimes not so slowly) you begin to change. Like clay on the potter’s wheel, you take on a new shape.” (9/06) “Those kinds of changes are our goal.” “Thanks to friends like you, we’re changing lives.” (9/06) “They are prepared to Shepherd God’s flock—to lead believing men and women toward the kind of change we all crave when we go to church.” (9/06) “And that’s what we’re after—changed lives by exposure to sound systematic Bible teaching.” (9/06) “…turning that support into powerful, life changing ministry…” (7/05) “We (at TMAI) know that the only avenue to true change in people’s lives is to expose them to solid biblical teaching.” (9/06) (Notice that solid biblical teaching doesn’t result in saved souls or repentance, but “true change.”)

The following are random quotes taken from the TMAI website regarding some of their references to change. “How long does it take to change a person’s life? An hour? A day? How long to change 300 lives? If what happened in May at the Pastors’ Conference in Ukraine is any indication, even sweeping change like that can happen in an instant.” (7/06) (If those attending this conference were already Christian pastors, then how did they change “in an instant?”) “…and that attention is planting the seeds of change in both nations.” (6/06) (Not planting the gospel, but “seeds of change.”) “That’s the power of the right message—the power to shape churches and change lives.” (7/06) “If you want to change Africa, change the pulpits.” (11/05) (Get the true preachers out and the transformational preachers in?) “But the schools impact is anything but small. Measured by changed lives, its impact is immeasurable.” (11/05) “But one thing is certain. Lives will be changed and communities will be bolstered in Krasnodar because churches will grow there.” (4/06) “The results are palpable. You can see it in the changed lives of the people in the churches.” (12/05). “You’re giving us the ultimate gift by helping us change lives.” (12/05) “3-day conference in Samara changes lives, ministries.” (8/05) “…listen to the heart of a ‘changed pastor.’” (4/05) “You can see it in the changed lives of the people.” (12/05) “Your year-end gift can change lives.” (12/05) “A team from Coast Community Church in So. Cal….there to change lives.” (12/06) “My life was totally changed.” (3/07) “each one demonstrating the life changing power of God’s work.” (3/07) “in churches…lives are being changed for the glory of God.” (10/07)

From these quotes listed above, one can see that the TMAI leaders want to transform or change the following: lives, pastors, pulpits, families, ministries, congregations, communities, nations and continents.

Do TMAI leaders also have transformational visions and are they casting visions? The following quotes are from Mr. Letey: “I saw church leaders catch the Master’s Academy vision.” (3/06) “To me, little is as exciting as when a church body here in the US catches our vision for God’s church around the world.” (8/06) “The conference…provided us with a platform to share our vision with hundreds of pastors and church leaders.” (3/06) “The country’s Baptist Union is enthusiastic to promote the same vision as we are trying to accomplish…” (10/06) “We want you to make one of these training centers an extension of your church’s missions outreach. That is our vision.” (3/06)

Are other leaders at TMAI using this language? The first headline of the first TMAI newsletter, April 2005, is “The Right Vision.” The article under the subtitle, “Historic Gathering,” states, “For the first time in TMAI history…representatives from all the training centers gathered…for 2 days of meetings…exciting reports were given by each training center as they shared their approach to fulfilling the common vision of training church leaders…” The first TMAI newsletter has a headline which reads, “Your vision and strategy—participating in training church leaders worldwide.” “We think locally, then expand that vision around the globe.” (2/06) “Central Baptist Church (TMAI partner), has helped spearhead the institute’s vision country wide.” (1/06) A pastor who visited a TMAI center to teach reflected on his experience: “It definitely renewed and deepened a vision for me…” (4/06) Regarding one TMAI team, “Their vision, meanwhile, remains the greatest source of encouragement to everyone who hears it…” (6/06) “They reflect the academic and theological unity he has always envisioned for Academy [TMAI] sponsored schools.” (6/06) The leaders of the German TMAI center “are fulfilling a vision for their homeland.” “The Pastoral Training Institute (PTI) of Pune, India is the fulfillment of Pastor Chris Williams’ vision.” “PTI’s vision is to strengthen the church in India by equipping hundreds of men who are committed to ministry as pastors and church planters.” “…the dream and vision for the founding of the TBA (TMAI Croatia) in our territory became an historical reality…” Regarding the TMAI training process, “In order to fulfill our vision…the training must be reproducible in others.” “…it is our prayer and vision.” “Christian’s (the last name of a leader in TMAI Germany) vision for Europe, her pastors, and her people was exemplary.” “The hunger for the word is growing tremendously here,” Andreson says. “The vision is for the extension to last…” (11/07) “They have a real vision for reaching the German speaking people.” (1/07) “…it also helps…create a world-wide vision back home.” (1/07) “Biedebach’s (missionary partnering with TMAI-South Africa) vision is to settle in the Malawi capitol…” (6/07) TMAI missionaries “after spending a week overseas as a guest teacher, return with a deeper vision and a greater sense of worldwide outreach.” (10/07)

Is John Macarthur also using this language? On Feb. 27, 2006, representatives from all the TMAI centers gathered in a room for a symposium at GCC. John Macarthur addressed the group: “To see this expand is a great thing,” Macarthur said. “To see you reproducing (the biblical model for the church) for another generation is a great thing…I want to make sure we continue to be committed to this vision you’re living out for us, and that it grows and flourishes and expands.” Macarthur is using the church growth terms “vision” and “reproducing.” It looks like the person who wrote this newsletter account edited Macarthur’s speech by qualifying “reproducing” as “the biblical model for the church.” If Macarthur had said “the biblical model for the church,” then it wouldn’t have been placed in parentheses.

I know a Christian who attended Grace Church for years. He told me, though he could be wrong, that he has never heard Macarthur use terms like “vision” and “reproducing” from his pulpit. Does Macarthur employ traditional, biblical language when preaching to his congregation and then use transformational language when talking to the TMAI leaders? Are the TMAI leaders obeying Jesus Christ or are they “living out” the GCC leader’s “vision” as Macarthur said?

An excerpt from John Macarthur’s book, “The Truth War,” does show that Macarthur uses “health” language as well: “…we need to notice carefully that a polemic defense of the faith by no means guarantees a healthy church, much less a healthy individual Christian.” Quoting further from this 3 paragraph excerpt: “Churches have a clear duty to guard the faith against false teachers who infiltrate,” says John Macarthur.

The excerpt goes on to say, “Truth is under heavy attack, and there are too few courageous warriors who are willing to fight. When we stand before the judgment seat of Christ, believers from this generation will not be able to justify their apathy by complaining that the strife of conflict over truth just seemed ‘too negative’ for the kind of culture we lived in—or that the issues were ‘merely doctrinal’ and therefore not worth the effort.” I fully agree. I’ve experienced the “strife of conflict” for attempting to tell the truth to Macarthur’s pastors at GCC.

Macarthur also said, “Remember, Christ rebuked the churches in Rev 2-3 who had tolerated false teachers in their midst (2:14; 20-23). He expressly commended the Ephesian church for examining the claims of certain false apostles and exposing them as liars.” Macarthur’s truthful statement here shows that he will be rebuked by Christ for tolerating several false teachers in his church. I know from experience that one will be called a liar by Macarthur’s pastors if one dares expose truths that they would rather have kept hidden.

John Macarthur offers a 4-part series called “The Character of a Healthy Church” which has been taken from his sermons. He states in this series that “a healthy church will be healthy internally and healthy in regard to its witness.” Christians “are to be healthy in faith.” “…so a healthy church with healthy Christians is going to have a witness in the world.” I’m not saying this series is biblical or unbiblical. What I find concerning is his use and promotion of “health” language.

Not long ago, John Macarthur wrote a book titled “The Book on Leadership” (2004). Today, the world (change agents, facilitators, Marxists, Fascists, Communitarians, church growth leaders) is busy talking about leaders and leadership. And if the church is supposed to be set apart from the world, then why is John Macarthur also talking about leadership?

In the 12/06 TMAI newsletter, Jay Letey said, “By helping establish churches that are committed to proclaiming God’s Word, we are carrying on the mission Christ gave us when he said, ‘Make disciples of all nations.’” There is some dispute as to whether Jesus Christ said “make disciples of all nations” (NASB) or “teach all nations” (KJV). Nevertheless, church growth orgs love this verse in the modern versions because it allows them to justify “discipleship making” which means “leadership development.” Church growth churches are also called “disciplemaking churches.” The commission in modern Bible versions “to make disciples” allows church growth leaders to justify all their church plants and their training and mentoring programs. Here’s an example from TMAI: “Pray for the National Expositors Conference on Jan. 8-12, 2007 sponsored by the Pastoral Training Institute (TMAI India). The theme of the conference is “The Pastor as Disciple Maker. (2 Tim 2:2).”

I’ve shown numerous quotes from TMAI leaders related to change, transformation, and visions. Is there evidence of more transformational language in the TMAI literature? Regarding TMAI’s efforts in Mexico to create partnerships, the TMAI newsletter says, “According to Rob Iverson, President of The Master’s Academy, synergy is the key.” (11/05)

Synergy is a word used in TQM and in church growth. One of Saddleback Church’s pastors is Eric Rees. He wrote an article called “Seven Principles of Transformational Leadership—Creating a Synergy of Energy.” In that article posted on R Warren’s website, Rees claims that Peter Drucker in “The Age of Transformation” called for a critical mass of transformational leaders who will commit to creating a “synergy of energy.”

There is an Islamic website that is entitled: “Leadership in Perspective—What I Understand about Leadership Principles in the Light of Islam.” The title of the opening article on the website is “Seven Principles of Transformational Leadership.” Under this title is the subtitle, “Creating a Synergy of Energy.” The article has a section called “Principles of facilitation” in which they discuss “transformational leaders.” In the section, “Principles of Preparation,” Rick Warren is quoted: “Leaders are learners.” The first sentence of the first part, “Principle of Simplification,” states, “Successful leadership begins with a vision.” The article mentions a “visionary leader among Da’is” named Khurram Murad. The article talks about unified team members “impacting their local mosque, their community, their nation and the world.” In another section of the website they discuss the need for “modeling,” a new paradigm, transformational term frequently used in church growth. But who is their model? Jesus Christ? A local pastor? No, it is Muhammad, “who was commanded by Allah to lead by example.” This website says that “synergy means 2+2=5. Together you can accomplish great things.” The website mentions Islamics by name who “must establish common ground.” The website says, “Retreats, seminars, conferences are great for sharing common experiences and discovering more about people under your leadership.” The Islamic leader must also be “transparent and accountable.” AbuBakr Korolia wrote an article about leadership which asks, “What constitutes a leader in Islam?” And the answer: “Leadership involves individual and collective transformation.” He further states, “The process of individual transformation…has potential for leadership quality when an individual gains knowledge of the Qur’an and lives according to the way of the prophet of Islam.” According to this site, Muslims are also lacking in leadership and they are praying to Allah to fill these leadership positions. This site also quotes from John Maxwell who has written a “Leadership Study Bible.”

Just as Saddleback and other church growth orgs are Communitarianism in Christian garb, this website is Communitarianism in Islamic garb. Just replace “church” with “mosque;” and replace “Christ” with “Muhammad;” and tell the Muslims that they need transformational leadership, visions, training and they need to be in small groups for relationship building, etc. All organizations and religions must be transformed into their proper place within the New World Order.

TMAI is about equipping leaders/pastors. Though references to equipping leaders are too numerous to list, I will mention just some examples from the TMAI literature. John Macarthur took part in the “2005 Mexico Leadership Conference” (TMAI Mexico). Notice that this isn’t called a “Christian conference.” At the Albanian Shepherd’s Conference, “70 Albanian church leaders and their wives gathered for Bible teaching, leadership training, encouragement…” (5/06) Regarding a trip TMAI New Zealand leaders made to TMAI South Africa, “They saw firsthand how another training center is preparing men for leadership.” “The new wing will also provide more space for leadership conferences.” “…a church committed to biblical exposition and leadership development.” “Equipping national leaders for local churches.” “Our primary focus is on training national church leadership.” “…training center is preparing men for leadership.” Regarding TMAI Brazil, “At that time, Baptista may become a full time missionary in this church planting/leadership training enterprise.”

TMAI Mexico sent a team to San Salvador to hold a pastors’ conference called “Leadership Basics.” Regarding the 2006 TMAI New Zealand Conference, Jerry Wragg, a leader at the conference, stated, “Churches are bringing groups (to the conference), whole leadership teams.” Just like GCC’s Foundry ministry, church growth orgs have “leadership teams.” Mr. Wragg has given a sermon one can download on his church’s website (Grace Immanuel Bible Church) called “Training Leaders: the mandate of the church.”

Grace Church puts out a weekly publication called Grace Today that sometimes highlights a missionary family on one of its pages. The issue I’m now looking at highlights the Glass Family in France with the heading above their picture: “Church Planting and Leadership Development.” Each issue lists “Other Grace Church missionaries Involved in Church Planting and Leadership Development.” This is the “P” and first “E” (equipping leaders) of R Warren’s PEACE plan, which is an acronym. (In 2007, R Warren changed the meaning of the “P” in his PEACE plan from “planting churches” to “promoting reconciliation.”)

The current Grace Today advertises a Chapel Electives course at GCC called “God’s vision for the world.” The issue I have has a headline called “Recognizing Our Servant Leaders.” The same issue advertises a Chapel Elective called “Lessons on Leadership: Learning from a Layman.” Who was scheduled to teach? Joe Weller, retired Chairman of Nestle. Rob Iverson, the 30 year Nestle VP, taught another day. The title of Mr. Iverson’s talk was “How to Survive and Thrive in All Circumstances.” Are Christians called to “survive and thrive?” “He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” The last “lesson on leadership” was by the managing partner of Vintage Sotheby’s International Reality. Why are corporate leaders speaking at Grace Church? The global Communitarian system into which the church is being now transitioned must include the business sector.

This same Grace Today issue contains an article about the Grace Special Ministries for the disabled. This ministry is run by Rick Mclean. Within this ministry is “Grace Club.” This meets every Tuesday night. Regarding Grace Club, the article states, “More than 140 staff and club members come to participate in sports activities in the gymnasium followed by a chapel time and small group interaction.” According to this Grace Today issue, even the disabled have now been placed in small groups at GCC for “interaction.” If these Grace Club “small group interactions” are leader-led dialectic sessions, then Rick Mclean, who runs this ministry, is another change agent within GCC.

From the TMAI literature, Mr. Letey stated, “The ministry model we follow basically sells itself.” He also said, “This is what we want to foster—a sense of community is one of the things that helps TMAI work so well.” “The need is extremely great; the readiness to learn is high and your participation in the process is vital.” “Everything is already in place for them to grow exponentially.” Rob Iverson said, “Certainly, the scope of our outreach has grown exponentially…” “The Academy… sponsors annual FOCUS conferences.” Regarding TMAI Samara Conference, “The weekend offered everyone in attendance the unique opportunity to bond with fellow pastors…” “SETS (TMAI Albania) was able to present its program and ministerial emphasis to local and national church leaders in what its leaders deemed ‘a strategic marketing event.’”

Carey Hardy, the then Senior Executive Pastor at GCC, visited TMAI South Africa. He said, “One of the things you’re impressed with when you go to a culture so diverse from your own is that biblical truth doesn’t change. The needs of the human heart are the same around the world, throughout time.” I didn’t know Christians were called to meet the “needs of the human heart.”

Christ Seminary (TMAI South Africa) “realizes our students needs for ‘living models.” “the training must be reproducible in others.” “…praise for God’s grace and leading in the whole process.” “We…in equipping others who are capable of repeating the process.” Steve Lawson said, “I believe what needs to take place in Germany is nothing short of a new reformation.”

Jay Letey said, “EBTC Zurich is following the very successful model of EBTC Germany.” But are either of them following Jesus Christ? Modeling is a transformational tool used by the church growth movement. “…a local church all over the globe.” (2/06) “Praise for God’s grace and leading in the whole process.” (Zurich) “This church-based training provides an important laboratory.”

Mr. Letey said, “I saw men brim with emotion as they described the impact their training center is having in their community.” “How do we impact a continent as large as Africa?” (4/07) “How do we transform a continent?” (3/07)

True Christian missionaries have spent years in African countries engaged in zealous preaching and prayer before they could convert a single soul. But in a time when all African nations are embracing Communitarianism and when many African nations have a Muslim majority (there are more than 400 million African Muslims representing 45% of the total African population), TMAI wants to “impact” and “transform” the entire African continent. Impact it how and transform it for whom?

GCC is about a half hour drive from downtown Los Angeles. One would be hard-pressed to find a biblical church anywhere near downtown Los Angeles. I would say that GCC has made essentially zero “impact” in Los Angeles, a city of 10 million people ½ hour away. Yet, GCC, through TMAI, expects to somehow impact a largely Muslim, Communitarian continent? Impact it how?

By “modeling” their role in the global Communitarian system?

PART 4 – TMAI TRAINING CENTERS

ENDNOTES

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95. David, M. Howard, The Dream That Would Not Die:

The birth and growth of the World Evangelical Fellowship 1846-1986,

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96. Way of Life Literature: http://www.wayoflife.org/files/category-self-esteem.html

97. Biblical Discernment Ministries: http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/palau/general.htm

98. http://www.counselandcapital.org/team.shtml

99. “Masons Pay Tribute to Billy Graham,” Cathy Burns: http://www.jesus-is-lord.co.za/Lifeline/masons_billy_graham.htm

100. http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2007/592/851/2007-592851282-04375f84-F.pdf

101. The Masonic Trowel: http://www.themasonictrowel.com/Poetry/poems/masonic_sermon.htm

102. Biblical Discernment Ministries: http://rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Cults/masons.htm