TMAI Training Centers

TMAI has 16 training centers world-wide. I’ve taken a close look into the church growth backgrounds of the TMAI leadership and I’ve cited examples of their transformational language. Let’s now take a look at some of the activities of some of these TMAI centers.

TMAI BRAZIL

TMAI Brazil Partners with Mozambican Government

The TMAI training center in Brazil is called the Ekklesia Institute (IE). EI partners with Central Baptist Church of Fortaleza, Brazil, “which has helped spearhead the institute’s vision country-wide.” The leader of EI is Tyler Hopkins, a Master’s Seminary graduate. “Over the next 25 years, the Ekklesia Institute seeks to train 100 pastors and church leaders in each of the Portuguese speaking nations of the world.” So “training Brazilians makes sense—not just for making disciples in South America, but for theologically equipped Brazilians to go out into other nations of the world as disciplemakers.”

The headline of the June 2006 TMAI newsletter reads, “Focus: Project Maputo.” What is Project Maputo? Project Maputo is “a church planting and leadership training enterprise and I.E.’s pilot project in Mozambique.” According to the June 2006 TMAI newsletter, “Brazil and Mozambique share the Portuguese language…and they also share I.E.’s attention, and that attention is planting the seeds of change in both nations.” Notice they are planting “seeds of change.” The Maputo Project “is a plan to plant an urban church in the Mozambican capitol, Maputo, that will serve as a leadership training base in the country.” “…there is not one church (in Maputo) that is effective in making disciples.” So E.I. will “equip African pastors to multiply the disciple making efforts…” Four churches in Fortaleza, Brazil are partnering with I.E. in the Maputo Project.

How and why did Ekklesia Institute (TMAI Brazil) go to Maputo, the capitol of Mozambique? “In early March (2006), the President of the Baptist Convention of Mozambique, Isaias Uaene, invited the Ekklesia Institute to organize a pastor’s conference in Maputo.” The Baptist Convention of Mozambique is a member of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). The BWA is a UN-NGO dedicated to the one-world agenda. According to the TMAI website, in Dec. 2005, Mozambique’s Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Massingue, also met briefly with I.E. leaders “when he visited Fortaleza (Brazil).”

When I.E. leaders went to Maputo they were to lead a pastor’s conference there. The President of the Mozambique Baptist Convention “asked I.E.’s leaders to speak on “Understanding a Biblical Philosophy of Ministry and Pastoral Integrity.” The conference attracted “150 African church leaders.” According to the TMAI website, “The teaching (at the conference) was excellent, yet it is clear that without an existing example of a progressive, biblical ministry in the city, most of what is taught at the conference remains theoretical to most of the listeners. Maputo needs a thoroughly biblical and progressive evangelical church that will serve as an exemplary ministry. This is why the Maputo Project embraces church planting as well as leadership training.” What is a “progressive evangelical church?” The Maputo Project embraces church planting and leadership training. Church planting and leadership training are the “P” (plant churches) and the first “E” (equip leaders) in R Warren’s PEACE plan.

What else did the I.E’s leaders do during their stay in Maputo? “In Maputo, Mr. Massingue [Mozambique’s Minister of Science and Technology] invited Pastor Armando (IBC Fortaleza’s [I.E. partner] senior pastor) to a meeting of his national secretaries. Armando was given a full hour with these officials in order to address HOW CHRISTIANITY IS CONCERNED WITH DEVELOPMENT (emphasis added). Armando is a master at seizing a good opportunity and the Mozambican officials responded enthusiastically. They even extended his time and asked another Brazilian on our team, Amarilio Fontenele, a civil engineer, to present his suggestion on how to develop a standardized public housing dwelling. Now, back in Brazil, Amarilio is assisting the Mozambican government to develop a standardized design.” Armando told these Mozambican government officials how “Christianity is concerned with development!” What kind of Christianity is practiced by TMAI Brazil?

So, at the behest of a UN-NGO member org, TMAI Brazil is now partnering with a foreign government in what appears to be a housing development project. This church-state development partnership sounds similar to what Habitat for Humanity (UN) does when it comes to town and partners with churches. In partnering with a foreign government in a housing development project, John Macarthur’s Grace Church, through TMAI Brazil, is finding its proper place and function within Peter Drucker’s Communitarian partnership (New World Order).

In another article on the TMAI website, I.E.’s leader’s meetings with Mozambican government officials are described “as a series of providential encounters” as “the team ‘crossed paths’ with an official within the country’s Ministry of Labor.” But doubt is cast on just how “providential” these encounters really were since another article on the Maputo Project states that the Minister of Science and Technology for Mozambique, Mr. Massingue, had already met with I.E.’s leaders months prior in Brazil.

Is TMAI Brazil interested in training pastors to preach the true gospel in Mozambique? Or is TMAI Brazil interested in fulfilling R Warren’s PEACE plan? TMAI Brazil is “P”lanting churches, “E”quipping leaders and “A”ssisting the poor (building housing). Through their leadership development they are “E”ducating the next generation. Are they “C”uring the sick? “When IBC’s senior pastor, Armando Bispo, was invited to speak to students at the Medical School at Mendlane University (in Maputo),” others from I.E. joined him. Why were I.E.’s team invited to a medical school to speak to students?

Regarding the state of Christianity in Mozambique, a senior pastor in Maputo stated, “When the Marxists ruled Mozambique, we weren’t supposed to believe in God anymore; now that we are free to believe again, most well-educated people don’t remember God even exists.” This pastor fails to understand that the Communitarians now rule Mozambique. And they are very happy to allow the type of “Christianity” that TMAI is bringing there: “Christianity” that’s engaged in leadership training and construction projects. The Mozambican government is now being transformed into a Communitarian partnership with the social sector (church) and business sector. This transformation is being facilitated by change agents dedicated to the one-world agenda.

Regarding the church’s needs in Maputo, Mozambique, the TMAI website states, “Her leaders need training, boldness and a vision to reform the church so it may meet the challenges of a city that is rapidly becoming part of a global economy and culture.” That TMAI quote sums up TMAI’s goals pretty well: Train leaders by casting them a vision to “reform” the church “so it may meet the challenges” of a rapidly changing, global society. Change agents are asking: “What is the role of the church in our rapidly changing society?” As Communitarian partners? As social workers? As a one-stop welfare distribution center? Is the Church called to “reform” and to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing global economy as the TMAI transformational leaders desire? God forbid!

TMAI HONDURAS

Training Leaders for Cuban “Cell” Churches

The TMAI training center in Honduras is called Ministerios Evangelicos de las Americas (MEDA) or the Evangelical Ministries of the Americas. MEDA has “a conference program, and now an established seminary, MEDA is equipping Bible teachers and church leaders in Honduras, as well as the rest of Central America.” “In 2005, MEDA ministered to 1400 different pastors and lay leaders through its 23 conferences and it ministered to 30 men at the seminary level.” Having a seminary with a 4 year curriculum, is MEDA a biblical training center? Is there evidence that MEDA, like TMAI BRAZIL, is also partnering with the government?

In the March, 2007 TMAI newsletter, a headline reads, “A Visit from the Vice President.” The article gives an account of a visit the Vice President of Honduras, Elvin Santos, made to the MEDA facilities in Jan 2007. The following quote is from the article written by Pastor Adrian Donato of MEDA, a graduate of the Master’s College and the Master’s Seminary. “The secret police came about an hour before the Vice President was to arrive…” “Eventually, the Vice President came over the mountains in his thunderous, blasting helicopter. He touched down on the MEDA soccer field and was surrounded by military and secret service as he came over to shake hands and greet our families, and the MEDA personnel.”

The Vice President then hopped aboard one of a caravan of cars that headed to the local “municipality where every mayor in Honduras was present.” Pastor Adrian Donato was asked to drive his car in the middle of the caravan from MEDA to the municipality. Due to the presence of the Vice President, security was on high alert during the trip, and Pastor Donato, feeling like a part of the security team exclaimed, “It was at that point that I realized I was really honoring the King in a very practical way out of love for Christ!” This MEDA pastor was honoring the King (in caps), referring to the VP of Honduras, “out of love for Christ!”

When they arrived at the municipality, Pastor Donato preached to all the mayors of Honduras. He read from John 19:7-11 and he “asked that each one of these mayors would carry out their duties and functions with the consciousness that they are accountable to God the Father.” Have any of these mayors heard the gospel and are any of them saved? “At the end of the ceremony, the Vice President specifically thanked MEDA for its hospitality AND ITS WILLINGNESS TO SERVE (emphasis added).” Willingness to serve? To serve whom? Is the Vice President of Honduras thanking MEDA (TMAI Honduras) for its willingness to serve the Lord Jesus Christ? This is most unlikely given that Pastor Donato later states, “We don’t think the President, nor the Vice President are Christians…” “After the ceremony, the train [caravan of cars] returned to MEDA, we enjoyed lunch at one of the MEDA homes with the Vice President and other dignitaries.” It appears that MEDA was used by the VP as his base during this stay. “At that time, Carlos Nunez (MEDA’s Executive Director) shared what we do at MEDA [to the dignitaries] and how the changed lives of people who submit to Christ is what will transform the culture. It was great!” The MEDA leadership also intends “to transform the culture” supposedly by “the changed lives of those who submit to Christ.” Will the Honduran culture be “transformed” by Christians submitting to Jesus Christ, or by community members submitting to MEDA’s leadership training program?

Pastor Donato ends by stating, “We have just been approached by the Colonel of the military base here in town to pray with them and to offer them biblical counseling!” “…the Lord has…given testimony of Him before kings and governors!”

The article also stated regarding this Vice Presidential visit: “The whole thing came about just by being neighborly and modeling Christ to our city mayor.” Are we, as Christians, called to obey Christ or to “model” Christ? “Modeling Christ” is not didactic teaching, it is transformational language and behavior employed by the church growth movement. To “model” Christ is like an actor playing a role. “When an actor takes on an archetypal role through method acting by implanting an aspect of that archetype into their psyche, essentially becoming a gateway for an egregore [a demon].” (The Art of Memetics, p. 74.) To “model” Christ is not to be born again, but to take on a role that would only change one’s outward behavior.

Another TMAI newsletter (8/07) stated that MEDA received another visit from the Vice President of Honduras in June, 2007. Why the second visit? To ask Bible questions? Or to help facilitate MEDA’s “willingness to serve?”

Does MEDA have connections with any other governments? To quote from the Jan, 2007 TMAI newsletter: In 2001, Carlos Montoya, a Master’s Seminary graduate, “moved with his family to Honduras to serve the Lord at MEDA.” “In April of 2006, Carlos received an email from Len Crowley with Counsel & Capital, offering an opportunity to extend MEDA’s ministry beyond the borders of Central America—to train key evangelical leaders from Cuba.” The plan called for bringing 10 men from Cuba to a pastor’s conference at MEDA. There was the matter of “obtaining permission from the Cuban government.”

Bringing the Cubans to the conference “involved a pair of calls to the Chief of Staff to the Honduran President, one of which resulted in intervention from the President himself.” (One of the men organizing the conference was the cousin of this Chief of Staff.)

The Cuban government allowed 3 men to attend the conference at MEDA. One of these Cubans explained “that the Cuban church is experiencing an unprecedented growth in the form of ‘cell’ churches throughout the country. Because of this, there are not enough leaders to lead those churches.” (“So many churches with so few leaders” ought to be the motto for the church growth movement.)

Notice that this Cuban didn’t say there was unprecedented growth in Christianity in Cuba; rather, he said there was unprecedented church growth in the form of “cell” churches. Cuba is a communist nation where true Christianity isn’t allowed. According to a U.S. Department of State warning in 2004 regarding Cuba: “Cuba is a totalitarian police state, which relies on repressive methods to maintain control.” 103. But now that Cuba, like the rest of the world, is being transformed by Communitarianism, a cell church led by “Christian” leaders is allowed; a cell church, being essentially a network of facilitator-led small groups or home groups. These “Christian” cells will be led by men transformed through leadership development.

Keep in mind that the man who brought this Cuban venture to the attention of MEDA, Len Crowley, the managing director of Counsel & Capital, is a ministry representative for the Center for Church-Based Training (CCBT). The CCBT is a ministry that offers “facilitator-led small group studies” for sale under the guise of “discipleship for small groups.” Has the CCBT found a market for their “facilitator-led small group studies” in Cuba since their “explosion in cell churches” has occurred?

If anyone thinks the Vice President of Honduras is visiting and thanking MEDA for its “willingness to serve” the Lord Jesus Christ or if anyone thinks there is an explosion in true Christianity in Cuba that’s taking the form of “cell” churches, then they are greatly deceived.

Global Ministries (www.ubmissions.com) is the “worldwide outreach of the United Brethren in Christ.” It appears to me that Global Ministries is mostly involved in construction projects. The Global Ministries Leadership Team “is asking leaders in our overseas churches to develop well-defined project proposals.” According to the Global Ministries website, Evangelical Ministries of the Americas (MEDA) is partnering with their subsidiary in Honduras. They are partnering in a “leadership development” project.

According to the TMAI newsletter (5/06), Wellington Christian Church in Kentucky partners with MEDA. This church’s head pastor is Wayne Holcomb. “His church is extending the scope of its outreach by partnering with the MEDA training center in Honduras.” Pastor Holcomb stated that he wanted to “extend the Wellington ministry.” “We have a number of doctors who want to provide medical assistance to the poor,” said Holcomb.

The Wellington Church website describes their ministry at MEDA: “Wellington took a team of 13 members to Honduras in September 2006 to assist local pastors in teaching God’s word, providing VBS outreach, and conducting several medical clinics. Our pastor, Wayne Holcomb, taught a Bible Survey class in a local church, while other members of the team worked with nearly 2,000 children and provided medical care to 475. Wellington plans to send another team to Honduras in July 2007.”

Wellington Church’s newsletter cites one missionary qualification as “a willingness to serve as a cross-cultural disciple-maker.” And “missions are exciting, spiritually life-changing…” Regarding their 2006 mission trip to Honduras, a missionary said, “…I knew from the beginning my life would be forever changed.” “My life has changed since Honduras.”

Wellington Church offers 100, 200, 300, 400 level courses. Their last course, Christianity 406, is called Financial Peace University which is “a life-changing program that teaches you how to make the right decisions with your money. You’ll be empowered…” One of their Bible series courses “will emphasize the life-changing content of the gospel…”

Wellington Church has a small group ministry. Among other reasons for this ministry: “Wellington’s small group ministry” exists “to pursue our joy in the Lord through the multiplication of worshippers…” How do these small groups function? “Small groups are the basic units for Christian Community at Wellington. These groups are made up of 8-15 people in which the body-life of the church is lived out through the development of intimate relationships; through the discovery and use of spiritual gifts; through the discipline of discipleship; through going “outside the camp” (Heb. 13:13) to bring others to Christ…” But Heb 13:13 doesn’t imply that unbelievers should be brought into the groups. “It is within a small group such as this that the ministry of Wellington and the Body of Christ becomes most effective in our lives.” “The groups are led by gifted and trained leaders.”

The Wellington website states that the reason for small groups is to “help meet the needs of others.” It states, “Our prayer is that virtually every member and regular visitor of Wellington will view participation in a small group as an integral part of their privilege and responsibility that comes with being a part of the Body of Christ. The Lord wills to satisfy our deepest need which flows through us as we help meet the needs of others.” Change agents are able to manipulate and transform by appealing to people’s “felt needs.”

TMAI SOUTH AFRICA

Pastor Coertze is a leader of a Baptist World Alliance (UN-NGO) member organization

The TMAI center in South Africa is called Christ Baptist Church Seminary or Christ Seminary. The Christ Baptist Church website states that “Christ Baptist Church has 3 basic arms, one being the congregation reflected through its membership, the other being our seminary called Christ Seminary and then our mission arm called Samaria Mission.”

The senior pastor of Christ Baptist Church since 1989 has been Nicki Coertze. According to the TMAI website, Pastor Coertze has served on the National Executive Committee of the Baptist Union of Southern Africa for 14 years. He has also lead the denomination “on both associational and national levels as President.” The Baptist Union of Southern Africa is a member of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). The BWA is an NGO in consultative status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council.

Christ Seminary trains men who they have “already identified as faithful and capable” through “an in-service, church-based program which combines rigorous studies with local church involvement.” Their “modular program is nine days in class, and 21 days back in the village.” While the students are in the village, the seminary teachers “can provide an accurate assessment of their progress.” According to a TMAI newsletter, these students will be filling “the many empty pulpits in South Africa.” These students will be interns in the churches to which the seminary sends them.

One church leader who takes in Christ Seminary interns has labeled his church as “essentially a live lab for them.” His church, Grace Christian Church, “has become a lab in which Christ Seminary’s students prove what they are learning in class.” With the help of Christ Seminary grads, this pastor hopes to establish “a model church” or “a training church.” He says, “It’s very much the strategy in Africa—to replicate working churches.” This is about the establishment of a “teaching church” which replicates the TQM process elsewhere. It’s similar to McDonalds franchising their original store. Did Spurgeon get his start by being “supervised, “mentored,” and “assessed,” in the “live labs” of a “church-based modular program?”

The TMAI website has asked for prayer that Christ Seminary will get through the registration process with the Higher Education Qualification Council. Their status as a seminary was being decided by the Department of Education. It looks like Christ Seminary did receive government accreditation because the website states, “Due to its accreditation, two of the professors at Christ Seminary, Steve Plodinec and Dave Beakley, are required to have a PhD.” It’s clear that Christ Seminary is conforming to government standards.

Christ Baptist Church (CBC) is pastored by Nicki Coertze. Their website states that CBC “has a host of ministries to various age groups…” The website says, “Cell groups form a crucial aspect of encouraging closer fellowship and relationships in the body…” The CBC website lists several “growth groups” along with their meeting times. The CBC “Youth Ministry” is called “Rattpack” which is an acronym. Regarding Rattpack: “Discipleship is an integral part of the group, and to accommodate this we have many small groups that meet throughout the week…”

The CBC “Junior Youth Ministry” is called “The Core” which is another acronym. Their symbol is the triquetra overlapping the sign for radioactivity. A triquetra is actually a satanic symbol that means 666. The mission of “The Core” is “to find your identity.” The Core website asks, “Are you going to be part of this vision?” The Core site says that “God is shining down and we need to reflect him.” “We have a purpose; we need a vision; we are more than Junior Youth.”

In March 2007, Grace Community Church hosted a TMAI Advisory Council luncheon. Directors from TMAI’s worldwide centers were present as was John Macarthur who spoke to the TMAI leaders. At this Advisory Council meeting Nicki Coertze asked, “How do we impact a continent as large as Africa which has 53 countries? The only way to change is to fill the pulpits of Africa with men to teach, train and live the Bible.” He went on to say, “We have ships without pilots at this point. But the ships are there. The gospel has been part of Africa for 2000 years.” Mr. Coertze, a leader of a UN-NGO member org, wants to “impact” and “change” Africa. The impression is given that Africa is filled with Christian congregations patiently waiting and praying for an organization like TMAI to come along and fill their empty pulpits. What kind of trained leaders will TMAI South Africa send to fill these pulpits? Will they be traditional Christians or transformational leaders sent to “impact” and “change?”

Samaria Mission is the missions arm of Christ Baptist Church (TMAI South Africa). It has both a mission and vision statement. Its mission: “…to be obedient to the great commission by effectively becoming involved in the process of church planting through evangelism, discipleship, church development and social upliftment.” Its vision: “…to be faithful to the command of Christ…through the efforts of evangelism, discipleship and development of strong local churches that in turn can reproduce. To train nationals to reach nationals is a top priority.” “Our vision is to see the world saved.”

To achieve their goals, they first send “a team who evangelizes an area.” Then, “a second team follows up with an in depth discipleship of these new believers.” This team also “identifies leaders.” And “a third group then constructs the physical building for the church to gather in. Thereafter we need to train leaders to pastor these churches.” A “further goal is to assist these people by helping them to raise aid in the form of wells, clothes, medical clinics, etc.”

Samaria Mission wants to “present the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to unreached people groups.” Reaching “people groups” is a strategy employed by the church growth movement. World Partners USA also wants to “reach people groups.” The rationale behind this is the notion that if you can get a leader of a “people group” or “tribe” to believe in Christ, then the others in that particular people group will follow the leader and also believe in Christ.

Many church growth orgs will state that they want to train indigenous church leaders. The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) is organizing the Earth into bioregions ruled by their indigenous pagan tribes. These pagan tribes will eventually oversee all religious institutions within their respective bioregions. This Satanic agenda originated from a report called “Rethinking Missions” issued in 1932 by the John D Rockefeller Jr. financed Layman’s Foreign Missions Inquiry. “Rethinking Missions” recommended a gradual transfer of power to indigenous churches.

(Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Earth: Bioregions)

Samaria Mission is also in Mozambique. According to their website, “There are many areas in the country where there are un-reached and least reached people groups.” “We desire to reach the people of Mozambique by evangelizing them and by planting churches. Our focus is to develop these new churches with discipleship of the new converts and in leadership training.” “Church growth is taking place [in Mozambique] but…there is little or no infrastructure.” Their “teams assist us in: Preaching the Gospel, men’s and women’s ministry through bible teaching, children’s ministry through bible teaching and crafts, medical ministry, orphan feeding, well drilling, and construction projects.”

As of 2006, Samaria Mission offered a “Train & Multiply Leadership Course” which was presented to churches in Mozambique. Under the headline “Church and Leadership Development” it said, “The goal of our discipleship ministry is to reach the world for Jesus Christ by producing reproducing Christian leaders through the ministry of disciple making, thus fully obeying the great commission.” In church growth orgs, “disciple making” is leadership training which is change agent training. These change agents then reproduce themselves as they transform others.

As of 2 years ago, Samaria Mission ran the “Missions Leadership Development School (MLDS).” (The school no longer exists as this entity.) The “purpose of the MLDS is [was] to train and equip…new staff, in order to bond them to the Mission staff…” The MLDS emphasized that learning shouldn’t be only theoretical. Regarding this learning MLDS stated, “It is the difference between leadership training which imparts knowledge and leadership development which develops the person.” MLDS is saying that though there may be a leadership training which employs didactic teaching and just “imparts knowledge,” their “leadership development develops the person.” It changes the person. R Warren and other church growth change agents often promote a “people building process” for the church.

I have read the Samaria Mission orientation manual for would be missionaries to places like Mozambique. The orientation manual makes it clear that any would be missionary will have almost no freedom and will be completely subordinate to his team leader. You will “work as a team” as “training teams will consist of an overall group leader and smaller team leaders…” Under the headline “Standards and Practical Information” is a rule for missionaries which states, “Avoid any political or religious arguments.” In going on these missionary trips, ones schedule and nearly everything one does will be closely controlled and pre-determined.

Samaria Mission, the mission arm of GCC’s TMAI South Africa, lists several “partner churches” that support their missions. Let’s take a very brief look at some of these partner churches that have websites. Will these partners be Christian churches or will they all be transformational, Communitarian churches?

One Samaria Mission partner is called The First Baptist Church of Orange Park in Florida. The First Baptist Church of Orange Park is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention (UN-NGO). Under the headline, “connect in a small group,” their website states, “We believe the small group is a key to growing healthy as a believer in Christ. It’s within the small group that relationships develop and honest answers can be found.” “We encourage all believers to be part of one small group meeting each week.” This church also encourages volunteer community involvement. “We encourage you to find a place to serve within our community. This may be volunteering at the hospital, visiting local nursing homes, being a homeroom mom or dad at your child’s school, coaching youth sports at the YMCA or OPAA, or many other ways. It may just be helping out your neighbor. Whatever you discover, find a way to show Christ in your community.” They want you to “show Christ” through volunteer work (social gospel). “Preaching Christ” would be divisive and anti-Communitarian. The First Baptist Church of Orange Park is also encouraging involvement in a 2-day “Just Give Me Jesus” event with Anne Graham Lotz, Billy Graham’s daughter.

The First Baptist Church of Orange Park has an “Upward” sports ministry for children. Its symbol is a 5-pointed star. Their motto is “Every Child is a Winner.” The unique rules to Upward Basketball “promote character and self-esteem.” In an attempt to eliminate “negative feedback” given to an official, “Coaches, referees, and parents work together as a unified team to stop the Circle of Criticism by implementing the Circle of Affirmation instead.” “Following each game, teams and parents gather together as each player is awarded an iron-on star, which is intended to build the player’s self-esteem and team spirit.” What kind of “team spirit” is being built? How does this 5-pointed “iron-on star” build “team spirit?” A 5-pointed star is a pentagram. A pentagram is a symbol for Masonry, Satanism and Witchcraft. A pentagram attracts demons and can be used to invoke demons.

The First Baptist Church of Orange Park explains that “it’s time for a makeover…for our women’s ministry.” So, they are “introducing ‘Girlfriends Unlimited.’” “Women today are looking for fresh and fun ways to connect with other women and with Jesus. They want something new and different. Something relevant and relational that meets them where they are. Girlfriends Unlimited centers on bringing women together in casual, fun settings so that they can meet new friends or are comfortable bringing old friends. It offers over-the-top themed events called G! Events where women might play games, experience pampering, or find entertainment. Or they may engage in helpful demonstrations (maybe the three top self-defense techniques) or create crafts. No matter what, it’s good ol’ fashioned fun! Girlfriends Unlimited also offers smaller, monthly “Girlfriends’ Night Out” experiences that gather the women in your group together to connect with one another. We’ll provide the how-to guides with themes like spa, fitness, creative expression, and more.”

Another Samaria Mission partner is Bethany Baptist Church in Illinois. They link to Promise Keepers, they have a partnership with Campus Crusade for Christ, and they have several small groups called “Adult Bible Communities (ABC).” ABC’s provide “a small church within a big church community.” Some are “care groups” to provide “a quick connection with a smaller group of believers.” (In church growth, a “CARE” group can stand for “create a relational environment.”) Bethany offers a class called “Discovering Spiritual Shape.” A member of Bethany may serve there “as a disciple-maker.” “The goal of all discipleship is to produce mature men and women who eventually become disciple-makers themselves.” I wonder if the reader has ever made a disciple. Have you ever “reproduced?”

How can one serve as a disciple-maker at Bethany Baptist? “The normal process of becoming a Bethany Disciple-Maker is to 1) go through Bethany’s process of discipleship (a process where you will be personally discipled with Bethany Discipleship resources. This process ranges from 1 ½ – 2 ½ years); 2) obtain the recommendation of your Disciple-Maker to serve as a Disciple-Maker; 3) be willing to serve as a spiritual mentor to other Christians; 4) attend our Annual Disciple-Maker orientation and training meeting; 5) Next you will be placed in our pool of qualified Bethany Disciple-Makers and assigned a Discipleship Committee Member as your point-of-contact (POC) to encourage & help you in your future ministry of discipleship.”

Under “Bethany’s Discipleship Strategy” it states that “discipleship is a life-impartation process.” “Discipleship is a relationship between a growing believer and a growing mature believer in which the discipler imparts his/her life with a goal of progressively reproducing Christlikeness through the process of the study of the Word and service to God.”

One ministry of Bethany Baptist Church is called Evangelism Explosion (EE). EE is a ministry founded by the late D James Kennedy. Kennedy was a prominent change agent, member of the Council for National Policy, and a false teacher who promoted astrology. (“The False Gospel in the Stars.”) EE equips pastors and laypeople in “Leadership Training Clinics.” The language used in this ministry is blatantly transformational.

Another Samaria Mission (TMAI South Africa) partner is Denver Baptist Church in North Carolina. Denver Baptist Church is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention (UN-NGO) and they link to Focus on the Family (UN-NGO). The Denver Church motto is “a place to connect.” Sounds more like the motto for a coffee shop. They have a small group ministry called “Life Groups.” What is a life group? “A LIFE group is a small group of people at the same stage in life. Each week your group will be talking about different biblical truths. But it isn’t a lecture, it is a group talking about life and how the Bible speaks to us. But it is more than a Bible study. It is a time to enjoy spending time with other people, to eat together, to laugh together, and to build strong relationships with others in our family of faith.” When they say, “It isn’t a lecture,” they mean it isn’t a didactic (traditional) bible study. The groups are for human relationship building. Their “discipleship ministry” is called “core training.”

Denver Baptist’s “Community Impact” hosts a Community Golf League. Denver Baptist Church has a kids sports ministry called “Upward.” “The primary focus of Upward is to develop the Winner in EVERY child, not just a few…we are able to build a league that promotes salvation, character, and self-esteem…” “Upward” looks like a ministry that James Dobson would endorse. One event at Denver Baptist is NASCAR night. “…join us for an evening of NASCAR.” “There will be Pit Crew demonstrations, food and door prizes.” They are planning a Hawaii mission trip. At the Baptist Conference Center in Hawaii they will be working at “landscaping, light construction, painting, mowing grass, weedeating,” and other projects.

Denver Baptist provides a Spiritual Gifts Test for its members. The answers are “seldom,” “sometimes,” “often” or “always.” Here are just a few questions: “I have put effective plans into place to meet group goals.” “If a group doesn’t have a leader, I will lead it.” “I tend to see the potential in people.” “I regularly need to get alone to reflect and develop my imagination.” “I can visualize a coming event, anticipate potential problems, and develop backup plans.”

Another Samaria Mission partner listed is Fielder Road Baptist Church in Texas. Fielder Road is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention (UN-NGO). Fielder Road also wants you to “get connected.” Under the headline, “Get Connected,” it states, “…most of the action around our church won’t happen in any of our services—it will happen in the context of you building relationships with other people.” Fielder Road “offers an ever expanding continuum of relational connection.” Their Fielder Road “GroupLife” page gives info on many different small groups to connect with. One headline on the Fielder Road site states, “It’s about life change.” Not about Jesus Christ? Fielder Road invites you “to join us for a life long journey of personal growth and purposeful living.” On the Fielder Road site under “about us” it states, “Our desire is to show you Jesus Christ like you have never seen Him before.” It goes on: “You’ll find in many ways we are small. In fact, we’re actually a network of small groups.” What’s the Fielder Road (FR) vision? “Fielder Road exists to do whatever it takes to reach people and build a community of fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.” Community building is a goal of church growth and Communitarianism. Get everyone synthesized in small groups. They have ministries “meeting the diverse needs of both our church family and the surrounding community.” The transformational language at Fielder Road is blatant, but obviously many with itching ears have been fooled into believing that the Fielder Road leaders are really showing Jesus Christ “like you have never seen Him before.” The Fielder Road “Christ” is the relationship building Christ of diversity, tolerance, compromise and unity.

Fielder Road Baptist Church runs “Life Change University.” On the Life Change University page under “Get Connected,” it states, “…GroupLife offers everyone a place to connect… At Fielder, we value GroupLife because life-change happens best in a smaller, more intimate, relational setting.” “GroupLife is your key to community at Fielder Road.” “Neighborhood small groups are specifically designed to foster meaningful relationships and life-change…” If one takes courses at Life Change University, then, naturally, one can “expect a Life Change.” Keep in mind that this “church” is partnering with John Macarthur’s GCC ministry, TMAI South Africa

Another TMAI South Africa partner listed is PaulAnn Baptist Church in Texas. PaulAnn Baptist Church is another transformational ministry and another member of the Southern Baptist Convention (UN-NGO). According to their website, “We believe that Christian growth happens best in a small group setting. That is why we are a church of small groups. We believe that small groups are the place where sustained life change occurs. We call our small groups Community Life Groups (CLG’s).” “CLG’s build authentic relationships with other PaulAnn members in small group gatherings.” A CLG will “help [you] meet the needs of others in the group.” The PaulAnn Baptist Church Purpose statement is “To provide an environment where people can develop authentic lasting relationships…” Under “About Us,” the website states, “Why not try out one of our high-energy, life-changing services this weekend and see what God might have in store for you here at PaulAnn.” The childrens’ ministry at PaulAnn is called The Kids’ Korner. Within this ministry is the following ministry description: “Kidstuf is not a children’s program but a family ministry for all. We are here to help you transform your child into a spiritual champion!” Their Men’s Ministry coordinates Promise Keeper conferences.

PaulAnn Baptist Church, through their “Project IMPACT,” has found their place and function within the Communitarian system. “Project IMPACT exists to impact the Concho Valley in a positive way by providing services to meet needs and serve as a connection point between schools, churches, and social organizations. Project IMPACT believes that these institutions share common ground (i.e. to impact the lives of people) and therefore should form a strategic alliance to have a positive impact on people and families living in the community. Project IMPACT exists to facilitate such alliances and offer individualized services in order to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs within our community.”

Another Samaria Mission partner is Westmoreland Baptist Church in North Carolina. Westmoreland Baptist Church is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. They have the cross and crown symbol on a couple pages of their website. One example is in the middle of the webpage here. The cross and crown is a Masonic symbol. It can be seen here as the symbol for the Grand Commandery Knights Templar New York. In addition to the Knights Templar, the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Christian Science (both having Masonic connections) have used the cross and crown.

“The Cross and Crown may be said to be confined almost exclusively to the historical degrees in Masonry as exemplified in the various orders of knighthood of York and Scottish rites. In Gaul we find the cross to have been a solar symbol when it had equal arms and angles; to the Phoenicians it was an instrument of sacrifice to their God, Baal; and to the Egyptians, the crux ansata was his symbol of eternal life.” (Ray V. Denslow, Masonic Portraits, Transactions of the Missouri Lodge of Research, vol. #29, p.7—-emphasis in the original) (“LaHaye’s Masonic Connections”)

There was a link on the Westmoreland Baptist Church website [their new website has no links] to “World Changers.” This is a ministry of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention. It looks like World Changers gets Christians engaged in volunteer construction projects.

One link on the Westmoreland Baptist Church website was to “Neighborhood Connections.” This website states, “Imagine the impact if members of your church increased the number of meaningful relationships right in their own neighborhoods by ten-fold.” It goes on to say, “Imagine the effect on both church and community when your people actually build and maintain multiple lasting, meaningful relationships within strolling distance of their own front doors (and feel deeply satisfied doing it).” Neighborhood Connections has come up with a strategy to help churches build these relationships. They say, “We came upon just such an idea, a transformational strategy any-sized, one that costs little and dramatically leverages resources, and that works naturally and seamlessly within 21st-Century American culture.” They go on to offer a strategy: “First identify a purpose shared by the church, by the neighbors, by the community, and by God.” They want diversity to focus on one issue they find in common and then set aside their differences and unify around that issue. This is the synthesis phase of the dialectic process. The issue they chose was world hunger.

This last example from their site shows the true intent Neighborhood Connections has for the churches and the community: “Once friendships have formed, once people begin to talk with neighbors at a truly meaningful level about their dreams and needs, once Christians are praying about what really matters to each neighbor (and some answers to prayer appear), once enough time has elapsed that neighbors can tell the interest is sincere and lasting rather than some quick outreach campaign, then any number of doors can – and do – open wide. Neighborhood Bible studies form, or grow. Mothers’ prayer groups appear. Neighborhood fellowship groups proliferate. Small group ministry is empowered. New neighborhood-based small groups form. Existing small groups gain new members naturally. Neighborhood-based Angel Tree ministry can develop. Neighborhood Christmas gatherings become more widespread. God-given dreams for family and community begin to be fulfilled. Neighborhood self-help ministries emerge. De-churched Christians find connections. Unchurched neighbors know where to turn in a crisis. Churches uncover ministry opportunities previously unknown. Church and community support develops for specific needs. Ministry becomes driven by neighborhood-based Christians, instead of church staff.Community and neighborhood improvement projects evolve.Cooperation, partnerships among area churches develop. City-reaching strategies are empowered. Community transformation dreams begin to get legs.”

Will any in this transformed community be saved? True Christians in this community will be deemed “inadaptable to change” and will be made unwelcome in the “neighborhood-based small groups.” The true Christian will be incapable of taking part in this community transformation. The true authors of this “community transformation dream” are Communitarian change agents.

TMAI NEW ZEALAND

Shepherd’s Bible College Offers Course to Learn “Dialogue Teaching Technique” for “Facilitating Group Health”

TMAI New Zealand is called The Shepherd’s Bible College. The Shepherd’s Bible College was founded in 2000 by two churches: church@riverbend and Hastings Bible Church. In 2006, “The New Zealand Qualifications Authority extended registration and accreditation to The Shepherd’s Bible College.” In 2007, church@riverbend and Hastings Bible Church “amalgamated into one congregation of approximately 600 people” that is now called  Riverbend Bible Church. The Academic Dean of The Shepherd’s Bible College is Nigel Shailer who graduated from the Master’s College and the Master’s Seminary. Four of the six members of The Shepherd’s Bible College faculty have been trained at GCC.

The Shepherd’s Bible College (TMAI New Zealand) was founded by church@riverbend and Hastings Bible Church and these two churches have now been joined into Riverbend Bible Church. Let’s take a look at the TMAI New Zealand founding churches.

Hastings Bible Church has an online ministry at http://www.hbchurch.co.nz/. They have a “small home group” ministry. The website states that these small groups are to “create an environment where believers can practice the ‘one anothers’ of Scripture.” I have seen this reference to “one anothers of Scripture” on other church growth websites.

One of the Riverbend Bible Church elders is Phil Henderson. He has a ministry to teens which “is to equip them in the word to be reproducers.” This is church growth language. Hastings Bible Church has an Awana ministry for children with “leadership training which is second to none.” Riverbend Bible Church has a ministry called Sports Camp. Nathan Potts, who has been active in this ministry for 15 years, “has a passion to…provide leadership development for pastors and elders.”

Hastings Bible Church has a missions partnership with Samfya Bible School in Zambia. The ministry of Samfya Bible School is “the training of leaders who will make a difference in their communities as they teach God’s Word…” Hastings Bible Church wants to raise money “to support leadership development initiatives in rural areas (of Zambia)…” Hastings Bible Church is seeking funds for their Zambia mission for “leadership training,” to maintain buildings, “investigate a medical clinic,” and the caring for orphans and widows. “As little as NZ$1500 per year can make a big difference to these people in blessing their communities.”

Hastings Bible Church, as of 12/07, partnered with Bright Hope International (BHI) in Zambia. BHI has both a vision and mission statement. Their vision is “to bring hope to those earning less than $1/day.” What kind of hope? Their mission is to provide for the needs of the poorest of the poor “through personal, empowering, holistic, local church partnerships.” Their website states, “Bright Hope is not your traditional ministry. We are needs-driven.” Not driven by the Holy Spirit? The website states, “We believe the best models of international service are indigenous and holistic.” Bright Hope “partners with indigenous Christian leaders and churches who understand their community and are working to change lives in a holistic manner…” One of their ministries is called “changing kids’ lives.” A headline on their website reads, “Inspire and mobilize your congregation to serve the poor.” Bright Hope also provides “Church Leadership Development.”

One of Bright Hope’s projects is in India. The project description states, “We believe that thousands of new Christian leaders will be trained and developed over the next few decades. These leaders will return to their villages to plant local churches. They will carry out relief and development projects to help the neediest people in their communities. They will help the people of Uttar Pradesh to come to know Christ and help meet the needs of the poorest, most overlooked people in their villages. Their goal will be to help these people experience the love of Christ firsthand.” This is the social gospel. How many of these “new Christian leaders” will be saved?

On June 24, 2007 Riverbend Bible Church made an “Amalgamation Announcement” on their website regarding the merger of church@riverbend and Hastings Bible Church. Since these churches founded The Shepherd’s Bible College (TMAI New Zealand), let’s take a close look at this announcement.

One reason given by church leaders to form this “new entity” is for “leadership development.” According to the Riverbend website, “before the ‘new church’ begins, the elders plan to meet with all ministry leaders to facilitate discussions, bringing people together from both churches for dialogue concerning the future make-up of each ministry.” The article goes on to say that “everyone serving in team leadership capacities will be included in this process.” A process where elders bring diverse team leaders together to facilitate a dialogue [to consensus] refers to the dialectic process. These leaders are governing by consensus. Several times in this article the merging of these churches is referred to as a process. The article goes on to say, “the new church and vision will allow better utilization of giftedness, fellowship to flourish, leadership development to happen within the context of the small church groups that will be started.” Their vision is for leadership development to happen within the small groups that will be started. This leadership development in small groups sounds like change agent training. The article goes on to say that “the process has given us vision and hope” and they want everyone to get behind this for “the unity of the body.” The church leaders planned to “give clear vision for what the new church will look like and we are confidant that you will catch the vision with enthusiasm…” This language used by Riverbend Church leaders is transformational.

Several places on the TMAI New Zealand website state that The Shepherd’s Bible College has sought and received accreditation from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. What does the government require for this Bible College to get this accreditation? One place on the website lists “Diploma of Biblical Studies Programme Outcomes.” “Programme Outcomes” grabbed my attention since TQM in education is called outcome-based education (OBE). (Two plus two equals four, unless it’s OBE, in which case it equals whatever they can all agree upon and feel good about.)

The TMAI New Zealand literature states that character development plays an important part in the “maturing process” at The Shepherd’s Bible College. “Personal mentors” discuss this aspect of their training with students. “These relationships will be developed in part during discipleship labs where evaluation and feedback will be offered.” According to The Shepherd’s Bible College website, “Discipleship labs are required of all Diploma of Biblical Studies students. They focus on discussions relating to the development of Christian living skills and character qualities. Students meet in small groups for 2 hours weekly with a faculty member or church leader…particular emphasis is devoted to the evaluation of relationship styles…” Why must the student meet in groups and not meet alone with the Bible College leader? These “discipleship labs” don’t sound like they employ traditional teaching techniques.

The Shepherd’s Bible College (TMAI New Zealand) offers a course called “Teaching and Shepherding Small Groups” (PS603.5). The course description: “A focus on the birth, care and nurture of Christian small groups, particularly as they function in the life of the local church. Philosophy of the dynamics of small group interaction will point to the primary means of facilitating home group health: instruction in dialogue teaching. Students will be taught the dialogue teaching technique, with a view to avoid relativism given the dialogue format.”

In this course, the student will learn the primary means of “facilitating home group health” which they call “dialogue teaching technique.” This course is facilitator training. A group dialoguing to “health” in a facilitated meeting is a dialectic session. “Facilitating home group health” involves synthesizing diverse positions to a pre-determined consensus through dialogue. A “healthy group” would be a group in which all the members, being “adaptable to change,” have a willingness to compromise their standards and find common ground. An “unhealthy group” would be a group whose members hold strongly to their positions and are unwilling to compromise. These unhealthy group members would be considered divisive, intolerant and “inadaptable to change.” A “dialogue teaching technique” is dialectic or transformational teaching as opposed to a didactic or traditional teaching technique. They say this course employs this teaching technique “to avoid relativism,” but if they wanted to avoid relativism, they would employ a didactic teaching technique or a lecture technique and not a dialogue technique. As students learn to “facilitate home group health through dialogue,” they will be learning to create conditions that maximize demonic influence over the group members.

TMAI New Zealand hosts an annual “Impact Bible Conference.” The motto for this conference is “transforming lives with truth.” Notice that the motto isn’t “saving souls with truth.” Regarding this conference the TMAI website states, “Those who attend Impact” have an “amazing dynamic of time together” and are “building life-long ministry friendships.” The “leadership team behind the conference has designed it to foster mutual encouragement and like-mindedness.” The “genius of Impact is its emphasis on building mentoring relationships for lasting ministry unity.” This conference is about diversity forming relationships and unifying. It’s common for church growth orgs to say that they are out to “impact” the community. Nigel Shailer prays that “God will use The Shepherd’s Bible College to greatly impact our nation…” The Shepherd’s Bible College which has conformed to government standards through the accreditation process wants to impact the nation.

According to a TMAI newsletter (9/06), Jerry Wragg of Grace Immanuel Bible Church led the 2006 Impact Conference along with Chris Mueller of East Valley Bible Training Center. Wragg said, “Churches are bringing groups—whole leadership teams (to the conference). According to TMAI newsletter (9/05), the Impact Conference neighborhood “was transformed” as church leaders flocked to the conference. Chris Mueller taught at the 2005 conference where he brought his team and he also led the 2006 conference. Since Mr. Mueller was leading the major conference at TMAI New Zealand, let’s take a look at the church he pastored in Gilbert, Arizona (I was told he left this church in 2007).

According to the TMAI website, as of 2006, Chris Mueller was a pastor at East Valley Bible Church (EVBC) in Gilbert, Arizona. I have copies of the EVBC web pages from 2006 and it looks similar to their web pages today. Let’s take a look at EVBC.

EVBC is a large ministry and it is definitely a new paradigm, Communitarian ministry built on human relationships. They have ministries in several different areas in Arizona. They all use very similar language. For instance, “The Chandler area ministry exists to equip the believer of EVBC to minister to one another and relationally reach out to those who do not yet love Jesus Christ.” Their pastor is Jim Harper. He “deeply believes one of the key ways that God grows His Church is through the power of relationships.” “These convictions have led Jim to a highly relational approach to ministry…” All of the EVBC area ministries have home groups. Under the heading, “home groups,” it says, “Community: we need one another for growth and encouragement. People experience authentic community in many different environments and ministries at evbc. Home groups provide one place where you can begin to connect in relationships.”

EVBC has a ministry called “Band of Brothers” which “is designed to aid men in forming the dynamic relationship needed to live for the glory of God.” There is a ministry called “Women’s Circle” which is “to help you have deeper relationships, provide a place to share your life…” “Sisterhood Groups” are “small clusters of women…” The Gilbert “Women’s Circle Group” will “give women a place to relationally connect with other women in their community.” “Home groups are a great place…to work to make a difference in your community.” EVBC is clearly built on a human relationship paradigm.

An EVBC ministry called “Crosswork, meets in 3 groups during the week in a small group setting that we refer to as Discipleship. The purpose of these small group meetings is to facilitate more acute spiritual growth in each individual life, and in the group as a whole.” Notice that they only “refer” to their small groups as “discipleship.” They also have “newly married life groups.” Under the heading, “Worship Principles,” it says, “Those leading in worship are facilitators of worship, not performers.” They are saying that those who lead worship are agents of change or agents of transformation.

The EVBC children’s ministry called “Blast Xtreme” states, “Our desire is to make the invisible God, visible through volunteers who demonstrate a Christ honoring life.” EVBC has an annual event called “Heatstroke Open” where “Once a year each summer, we give men the opportunity to sweat, play golf, enjoy food, sweat, get to know other men, and sweat.”

EVBC often refers to their desire to meet the needs of the community. They have “community ministries and service projects.” EVBC “has a vision for serving their neighbors in need.” This service includes “refurbishing homes, food and clothing distribution and collection, medical/dental services and care for aliens in our community.” During their “make-a-difference day, more than 600 volunteers participated.” Among the projects accomplished that day: “More than 15 acres of desert and residential property cleaned up at Sunshine Acres.” Another of their community ministries is called “M25 Project.” Concerning this project: “We need more food to provide food boxes to those that we are interacting with and building relationships with in the community.” Under the headline, “Community Ministries,” it states, “We are learning from and modeling other CM ministries around the country who are sharing the gospel through evangelism, social action, economic development, and working for social justice. These believers are starting both churches and community development programs…” It’s clear that the EVBC Communitarian change agents are busy affecting social change in the community and that EVBC is built on a human relationship paradigm.

On a final note, EVBC uses Crown Financial Ministries (CFM) “that uses a remarkably effective ‘Small Group Bible Study’” as “an educational part of the financial ministry.” As already stated, CFM is, along with TMAI, a Counsel&Capital client. I have shown that those “Small Group Bible Studies” at CFM are dialectic sessions.

According to the EVBC office, for the last 1½ years Chris Mueller has been the senior pastor at Faith Bible Church (www.faith-bible.net) in Murietta, CA. Faith Bible Church has a webpage called “A Vision for the Future of FBC.” They also have home Bible study groups for developing relationships: “Home-based Bible Studies are one of the central, core ministries of our church. They are the primary means by which we shepherd people in our church and attending one is probably the best way to get plugged in at FBC and develop relationships with others.”

Chris Mueller, who leads conferences at TMAI New Zealand, pastors church growth, Communitarian churches built on a human relationship paradigm.

It doesn’t matter how biblical the preaching is from the pulpit or how biblical the teaching is in the TMAI centers; for if the congregation is participating in leader-led small groups and teams, where the leader is acting as a change agent, then the good seeds sown from the pulpit or from the classroom will be negated by the wiles of the leader/change agent. It won’t matter if the Apostle Paul is preaching from the pulpit if his congregation is participating in facilitator-led small groups. Those participating have learned to justify compromising sound doctrine for relationship building.

I have shown that several of the TMAI centers have a transformational, Communitarian ministry; and for the reason stated above, there is no need to look at all the TMAI centers because I will show later that ALL of the TMAI center leaders are participating in small groups in what I believe is the formation of a “Leadership Community.” Nevertheless, I would like to give just a few more brief examples of compromise at John Macarthur’s GCC TMAI centers.

TMAI MEXICO

TMAI Mexico Partners with a member of the World Council of Churches

The TMAI Mexico center is called Word of Grace Biblical Seminary. If one goes to the TMAI Mexico webpage then one will see that a pastors’ conference in El Salvador is highlighted. On Sept. 6-7, 2007, Word of Grace Biblical Seminary led a conference in El Salvador called Basics of Leadership (This conference has also been called “Basics of Biblical Leadership” and “Leadership Basics”). According to the TMAI website, “This conference was organized by the Baptist Association of El Salvador and the Word of Grace Biblical Seminary…” This means that TMAI Mexico was working in partnership or in cooperation with the Baptist Association of El Salvador. Why is this noteworthy?

The Baptist Association of El Salvador is not only a member of the Baptist World Alliance, a UN-NGO, but it is also a member of the World Council of Churches (WCC). The Baptist Association of El Salvador’s WCC membership can be seen here.

In 1993, Joseph A. Harriss wrote an article, “The Gospel According to Marx.” Within this article, Rachel Tingle, Director of London’s Christian Studies Centre, states regarding the WCC: “The council has jettisoned traditional Christian missionary activity and substituted political action designed to establish a new kind of world order.”

According to another article titled, Baptists and Liberation Theology, “In 1975, the Baptist Association of El Salvador founded a theological school in Santa Ana…which created…an openness to both sides of the war and to cooperation with Catholics for the public good.” Three decades ago, the Baptist Association of El Salvador was finding common ground with Catholics for the public good. True Christians are to separate from evil. They are not to cooperate with evil for the “public good.”

TMAI RUSSIA

TMAI Russia is a Ministry of Globeworks International’s “Globeworks in Russia”

TMAI has 3 training centers in Russia. One is called Word of Grace Bible Institute (WGBI). WGBI was founded in 1998 by Alexey Kolomiytsev. According to the TMAI website, “Third-generation Russian pastor and graduate of The Masters Seminary, Alexey Kolomiytsev began Word of Grace Bible Institute (WGBI) in 1998 in Novorossiysk, Russia.” He founded WGBI before TMAI was started.

According to Globeworks International Ministries, Word of Grace Bible School, which I believe is Word of Grace Bible Institute, is a ministry of “Globeworks in Russia.” Regarding Alexey Kolomiytsev, Globeworks International Ministries website states, “Alexey is currently GlobeWorks’ Russian Field Director supervising a growing group of national pastors and missionaries.” And according to the Globeworks website, “GlobeWorks partners with U.S. seminaries (such as Luther Rice Seminary or The Master’s Seminary) to conduct two-year Bible Training Institutes.”

Based on this information from Globeworks International Ministries (GWIM), GWIM has a partnership with the Master’s Seminary and Word of Grace Bible Institute is a Globeworks ministry and its founder, Alexey Kolomiytsev, is a Globeworks Russian Field Director. Given this partnership between Globeworks and TMAI and The Master’s Seminary, let’s take a closer look into Globeworks International.

On the Globeworks International website in “who we are” it states that “we are an international, interdenominational Christian mission.” Globeworks is a 501(c) (3) org based in Birmingham, Alabama. Under the heading, “Globeworks Strategy,” it states, “GlobeWorks is building a network of experienced, effective national leaders.” Under the heading, “Globeworks Vision,” it states, “The VISION for Globeworks is, in a word: partnering.”

On the Globeworks website under the heading, “meeting the needs,” it lists the categories of Evangelism, Discipleship and Development. Under “Development” it includes: funding for orphanages and food relief as well as “free medical and dental clinics for the poor.” Globeworks takes “medical teams into the most impoverished areas of the third world.” “We also sponsor free medical and dental clinics in impoverished cities and villages throughout Africa. In partnership with American pharmaceutical companies, we are able to take tons of free medicine to the Third World.”

Let’s now take a brief look into their international ministries. Globeworks operates in 5 different “theaters.” The “Slavic theater” is “Globeworks in Russia” and Alexey Kolomiytsev is their “Russian Field Director.” Their “Caribbean theater” is “Globeworks in Haiti.” Regarding Haiti, the website states, “GlobeWorks began to work with national pastors there in early 1999, and has continued to build up national leaders and offer help to the many poor and sick of that island nation.” They go on to say, “GlobeWorks ministry in Haiti is two-pronged: Immediate help for those at the bottom of a seemingly hopeless society in the form of orphanages and medical missions. Secondly, working for long-term change in the form of leadership training via week-long Pastor’s Training Conferences and two-year Bible degree programs. We believe the only true hope for Haiti is the preaching of the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ.” They also state regarding Haiti: “There are few countries in the world more in need of radical social, economic and spiritual transformation.”

Their “African theater” is “Globeworks in Kenya.” Their church planter in Kenya is Dr. Steven Kabacia. “In addition to working with GWIM [Globeworks], he is also regional director for DAWN Ministries (Discipling A Whole Nation) based in Colorado.”

DAWN Ministries is a blatantly new paradigm, transformational, Communitarian org. that is listed as a Global Partner of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). Global partners of the WEA “contribute to achieve WEA’s objective.” DAWN stands for “Discipling a Whole Nation.” The DAWN vision: “Our vision is to mobilize twenty thousand apostolic leaders who will train and release an army of two million church planters to see twenty million churches planted by the year 2020.” How many will be saved in these 20 million churches? In order to accomplish this “saturation church planting,” “DAWN identifies and works with national leaders to develop a vision for discipling whole nations through whole church networks.”

DAWN has a “Leadership Development Department.” The first 3 purposes of this department are:

1. To train church leaders worldwide to be holistic and transformational in ministry

2. To develop the needed leadership competency in acting out vision

3. To foster partnership among Christian Organizations engaged in leadership or holistic ministry to work together in enabling the churches to be transformational in impact.

This leadership training involves training transformational leaders (change agents) who will catch their vision to impact the community (affect social change).

The DAWN leadership development goals are societal transformation. Their Leadership Team seeks to answer the following question: “What is the impact of churches in transforming communities?” The DAWN Latin America Leadership Development page states, “The harsh reality that challenges us is the urgent need for the integral transformation of our society.”

“The DAWN European Network (DEN) is an unusual brotherhood of leaders, based on vision, values, synergy and friendship. They are united by a common vision expressed in the DAWN strategy. We are excited at hundreds of House Churches emerging everywhere in Western Europe and long to see them welcomed as valid old-new expressions of Church. We see strategic city networks emerging – Christians of a city or region taking responsibility together for the discipling of their city – with a transforming effect on society.” A European network of leaders experiencing synergy, sharing the same vision, forming strategic networks of “House Churches” to effect transformation of society. This is transformational Communitarianism and is NOT Christianity.

The “DAWN African Team”… “is represented regionally by 4 dynamic leaders working in 36 African countries.” One of these “dynamic leaders” is Dr. Steve Kabachia—East Africa Regional Coordinator.” This is the same man who represents Globeworks International, the TMAI and Master’s Seminary partner, in Kenya. One can assume that TMAI and Master’s Seminary partner, Globeworks International, approves of DAWN Ministries since Dr. Kabachia holds ministry positions in both Globeworks International and DAWN ministry.

Globeworks International’s “Globeworks in Russia” is essentially the TMAI center in Russia called Word of Grace Bible Institute.

One of the members of the Board of Directors of Globeworks International is the Rev. Howard (Mickey) Park. He is the Emeritus Pastor of The Shades Mountain Bible Church (SMBC).

SMBC is another transformational church whose focus is on relationship building. They have a series on their “sermon audio” called “40 Days of Purpose.” This is from R Warren. The 40 days of purpose is an initial step in community transformation. SMBC has a small groups ministry for 4-12 people called Grace groups. They aren’t didactic Bible study groups. SMBC uses the term “Partnershifts” to describe the training in these Grace groups. Under “Leadership Resources,” 8 “partnershift sessions” are listed for the Grace Group members to go through. They define Partnershift: “We will be using the word partnershift to reflect the changes which must occur to have a bond [in the group] that goes beyond normal friendships.” Grace Group Session 1 asks, “What ‘shifts’ would need to take place in our group to develop a partnership that makes a difference.” Another question posed to the Grace Group members in session 1: “If you could just dream or think outside of the box for a moment, what things could you envision our group doing as partners together to have a mission that makes a difference.” To think outside the box is transformational terminology. It means to think outside of traditional ways or to think outside of God’s Word.

It looks like these “partnershift sessions” are psyco-social sessions meant to “shift” the paradigm of the group members from a traditional, obedience to authority paradigm to a transformational, “thinking outside the box” paradigm (compromising authority for relationship building and bonding). This notion of “partnershifts” is antithetical to biblical Christianity because if all group members are true Christians (without diversity) within a true Christian church, then why would anyone need to be changed or shifted?

I mention the transformational ministry, Shades Mountain Bible Church, because their pastor emeritus sits on the board of TMAI and The Master’s Seminary partner, Globeworks International.

TMAI RUSSIA

TMAI Russia’s Head Pastor and Host Church are Connected to the Baptist World Alliance, a UN-NGO

Another TMAI training center in Russia is called Samara Preacher’s Institute and Theological Seminary. Samara Preacher’s Institute operates under the umbrella of Transfiguration Baptist Church. The rector of Transfiguration Church is Victor Ryaguzov. Pastor Ryaguzov is a Vice-President of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists (UECB). According to the Academic Dean of Samara Preacher’s Institute, Brad Klassen, “the church that hosts Samara Preachers’ Institute and Theological Seminary is a Baptist Union church (Transfiguration Baptist in Samara.)” The Baptist Union referred to is UECB. Brad Klassen goes on to state that Transfiguration Baptist Church “is registered [with the Russian government] to provide training seminars, conferences, etc.” According to Brad Klassen, “our rector [Victor Ryaguzov] (the man who had the initial vision, and who invited us to help train pastors) is part of the Baptist Union leadership.”

What we learn from the information above is that the TMAI Russia center’s host church, Transfiguration Baptist Church, is registered with the Russian government and is a member of the UECB and the church’s head, Victor Ryaguzov, is a Vice-President of UECB. Why is this noteworthy? It’s noteworthy because the UECB (Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists) is a member of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) which is a UN-NGO dedicated to the one-world, globalist, anti-Christ agenda.

Samara Preacher’s Institute (TMAI Russia) has extended its training to include an area in Russia called the city of Krasnodar. Samara Preacher’s Institute was invited to train pastors in this region in 2005 by Nicolai Sobolev who already pastored a church in that region. Pastor Sobolev is also a Vice-President of UECB, the BWA member org.

According to the TMAI website, the Slavic Gospel Association (www.sga.org) has donated books to TMAI Russia. Bill Molinari, TMAI board member, has been a member of the 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.” The SGA website goes on to state, “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 title of the TMAI 12/07 newsletter is called “A Whirlwind Tour.” This tour refers to an American pastor and his 6 team members who were invited by Samara Preacher’s Institute and Theological Seminary to spend 3 weeks in Russia. The article states that Pastor Paul Tautges and his team from Immanuel Bible Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin spent 3 weeks in Russia traveling and teaching at several different locations. Their team was allowed into an English class within the Russian school system. Since the article heaps much praise on Pastor Tautges and his church, let’s take a look into Immanuel Bible Church.

Immanuel Church has divided their congregation into many teams. I count at least 9 teams. To give just a couple examples: The “Jehu Team” exists for “automobile maintenance and repair for church family.” The “Samson Team” arranges “athletic events for fellowship/evangelism, relationship building.”

Immanuel Church has a small groups fellowship called “Men of Iron.” Their purpose is to “provide small group fellowship and accountability toward the goal of spiritual growth.” Immanuel Church also links to Crown Financial Ministries, the Counsel & Capital Client. “They [Immanuel Church] have a team of Crown Ministries-trained financial counselors to help you apply stewardship principles,” says the Immanuel Church website. I have previously shown that this Crown Ministries training involves training in dialectic sessions.

Immanuel Church has a ministry called “Dinner for Six.” This ministry “is a unique fellowship open to all adults in the church for the purpose of developing closer relationships within this Christian family.” The “Dinner for Six” ministry is described as a “group of 6 people, once a month meet for a time of food, fun, and fellowship—alternating hostesses each time.” The groups “are encouraged to invite new people to join them.” Are the new people Christians? “Those who are involved [in Dinner for Six] continue to comment on how nice it is to know others in this fun and informal atmosphere.”

Another Immanuel Church ministry is called “Family Fun Nite.” This ministry is “to encourage family togetherness, Family Fun Nites are planned approximately 4x a year…activities range from bowling and gym nights to sledding and nature walks…”

TMAI-PHILIPPINES

TMAI Philippine’s Leader is a Missionary with Reach Global

TMAI-Philippines is the 16th and the latest TMAI training center. TMAI Philippines training center was established by a Master’s Seminary graduate named Sean Ransom. This training center partners with local churches.

I’ve contacted Sean Ransom and I recall being concerned that he was using church growth terminology and that he was in favor of Rick Warren’s SHAPE process. The SHAPE process is a psycho-social assessment process for determining someone’s “spiritual gifts” so that the pastor will know where to place him in ministry. Saddleback will ask regarding prospective members: what is your SHAPE for ministry? Many Christians have noted a close connection between Rick Warren’s SHAPE teaching on personality and the psychological theories of Carl Jung. (Warren-Jung Chart104. It’s my understanding that ministries are also utilizing assessment tests, like SHAPE, for personality profiling and for membership databasing to be shared later with the government in order to maintain their 501c3 tax exempt status.

According to his blogsite, Sean Ransom is “a missionary [in the Philippines] with Reach Global, formerly called the Evangelical Free Church of America International Mission.” He states that “his vision is to establish a training center that will specialize in expository preaching and church planting.” Let’s take a look at Reach Global.

Reach Global’s mission statement displayed at the top of their website is “Multiplying healthy churches among all people.” In church growth, a healthy church would be a church in which there are no true Christians. It would be a church where everyone is willing to compromise God for human relationships. Under the headline, “Reach Global,” are the words “Develop. Empower. Release.” Much of their first web page describes their “National Leadership Conference.” Reach Global has an “ENHANCE” division whose services designed to “make healthy missionaries” include “training,” “debriefings,” and “team building.” Under “EFCA Connect” they ask, “Do you want people to catch a vision for missions that’s contagious?” They offer a resource similar to Warren’s SHAPE process called “Strength Finder…to discover your personal strengths and those of your team.” Reach Global offers a training ministry for churches called the Global Outreach Summit. The first topic mentioned for this training conference is called “Holistic Mission Partnerships.” In Communitarian orgs, a missionary’s value doesn’t lie in what he knows, but in how he relates to others or relates to the whole. This is similar to Eastern philosophy. It’s called General Systems Theory which is a basis for the church growth movement.

Several steps must be completed before one can become a LT missionary with Reach Global. One of the steps is called the Readiness Event. “The readiness event is a week-long experience that includes psychological assessments, interviews with the ReachGlobal leadership, team dynamics exercises, self-evaluation exercises, and more.” Reach Global has a ministry called TouchGlobal. One ministry of TouchGlobal is Katrina Relief. For Katrina Relief, Touch Global is partnering with other churches “to restore the church bodies and to mobilize people from around the country to transform the communities of Southern LA and beyond.” Reach Global is not a Christian org. Its goal is community transformation. Does it surprise the reader that a Master’s Seminary graduate and a TMAI leader is a missionary for an org like Reach Global?

On Sean Ransom’s blogsite dated 7/8/06 is the headline “Master’s Men in Manila.” The blog reads, “On July 4-6 a team of men from the Master’s Seminary joined me (Sean Ransom) in Manila to teach a three day conference on expository preaching…In partnership with Greenhills Christian Fellowship’s Petra foundation…”

A team of men from the Master’s Seminary partnered with Greenhills Christian Fellowship to teach a three day conference. Is Greenhills Christian Fellowship a Christian org? No, it is another transformational, Communitarian org. Let’s take a look at Greenhills Christian Fellowship (GCF) since the “team” from The Master’s Seminary partnered with them.

Greenhills Christian Fellowship (GCF), “with over 7000 worshippers,” is in Pasig City, Philippines. It has both a mission and vision statement. Their vision: “GCF is one church reaching influencers through satellites in strategic areas worldwide.” The GCF “Edifying Ministry aims to serve and equip believers in the task of ministering to one another toward spiritual transformation and maturity.” The GCF “Crossover Ministry is an authentic community of singles who are developing into purposeful leaders and catalysts of change through a progressive ministry. We envision singles who will be changed by Christ and influence others to live transformed lives for Him.” Having a vision for developing authentic community leaders who will be catalysts of change (change agents) to transform others through a “progressive ministry” is Communitarianism and is not Christianity.

The GCF “Crossover Ministry” goes on to say, “We gather singles into one caring community, usher them into small groups for relationship-building, accountability and mentoring. We develop passionate servant-leaders who stir and move people towards spiritual maturity.” Ushering singles into small groups for relationship building and accountability is the same as Grace Church’s The Foundry and The Guild. The GCF “Equipping Ministry” aspires “to train leaders in areas of doctrine, skills and character that will prepare them to disciple people in growth groups with the intention of developing new leaders.” This “equipping ministry” sounds like it equips leaders in facilitation skills.

GCF has an “Equipping Ministry” called “Growth Groups.” The description begins: “To be big, we have to become small.” “By observation and research, big churches today have one common ministry – the ministry of small groups. As we look forward to growing a healthy congregation, we have to properly manage what we have in our groups. The GCF design for small group is the Growth Group. A Growth Group is a voluntary and intentional gathering of five to fifteen people…” The term “intentional” is a term often used in church growth ministries. “The one key ingredient we would like to nurture in our Growth Group is aggressive multiplication and discipleship.” This is about change agents transforming others to become change agents. The GCF “Equipping Ministry” aspires “to train leaders in areas of doctrine, skills, and character that will prepare them to disciple people in growth groups with the intention of developing new leaders.” This is equipping leaders in facilitation skills. One final quote: “The Makati District [ministry] is geared towards spiritually-transforming the Makati business community, nurtured by the GCF Workplace Ministry…” This is an example of how the communitarian church growth movement wants to penetrate and transform all “spheres” of society including the workplace. GCF is a large and sophisticated church growth operation. Too bad the deceived Philippinos think it’s a Christian church.

The TMAI Leadership Community

What does the future hold for the worldwide TMAI centers? I have reason to believe the centers are now being formed into a Leadership Community. The formation of Leadership Communities is part of the global transformation process promoted by the Leadership Network, a primary organization manipulating the churches into the communitarian partnership (Drucker’s 3-legged stool). What is a Leadership Community?

According to the Leadership Network, under the heading, “What is a Leadership Community,” it states, “The Leadership Community employs a process where peers work interactively through a series of gatherings, conference calls, web dialogues and planning tools to accomplish a significant leap in their personal and organizational performance.” Is there evidence that the TMAI centers have employed a process where peers work interactively to enhance their organizational performance? There is. Does this process involve a series of gatherings or conference calls? Yes, it does.

The Leadership Network (LN) is encouraging churches that have a common area of ministry to form what they call a “Leadership Community.” According to the LN, they prefer that this initial Leadership Community be comprised of about 15 churches that share a common area of ministry. For example, 15 churches that are focused on church planting may form a Church Planting Leadership Community, but a church whose focus is in the area of “healthcare ministry” wouldn’t be allowed in that community and would have to join a community of other churches focused on healthcare.

The LN states that part of the process of forming Leadership Communities involves bringing leaders from each of the churches that constitute a particular Leadership Community together for “gatherings.” The LN website states, in one particular instance (for the Church Planting Leadership Community), that the process involves 3 church leaders from each of 15 churches “gathering” 4 times over what they call an 18-month learning cycle. It looks like the number of gatherings and the length of the learning cycle may vary depending on the type of Leadership Community formed.

By the way, it may be of interest that the LN website highlights the fact that Tim Dammon, a researcher for the LN in the area of healthcare ministry, came to the LN from the Seed Company, “a collaborative partnership of several mission agencies.” It would appear, therefore, that TMAI and the Leadership Network have common ground in Len Crowley’s Counsel & Capital. Both TMAI and the LN approved Seed Company are client ministries of Counsel & Capital. Len Crowley, who was once a pastor at Grace Church and who, I recall reading, considers John Macarthur to be his pastor, and who teaches at TMAI training centers, as Managing Director of Counsel & Capital, advises both TMAI and The SEED Company, a ministry that seems to have earned the approval of the LN and whose former employee now works for the LN. Do you think there is a chance Len Crowley opposes the agenda of the LN? Do you think John Macarthur opposes the agenda of the LN?

In the jargon of the Leadership Network, TMAI might be called Training Church Leaders Leadership Community comprised of 16 participating centers. Is there evidence that leaders from each of the TMAI centers are in a process of working interactively through periodic gatherings to enhance organizational performance? There is solid proof for this.

The church growth movement wants to transform individual thinking into collective thinking and to build within all a sense of interdependence, oneness and community. By having leaders from all the TMAI centers come together periodically, these church growth goals are furthered as diversity unifies and as a collective group mind is created.

Based on the TMAI literature (newsletters going back to 2005), it looks like at least one or more leaders from each of the worldwide TMAI centers gather at least twice a year. A gathering takes place in October in New York and a gathering takes place around March of each year at the GCC Pastor’s Conference. These twice a year gatherings give the leaders of each of the TMAI centers a chance to work interactively to enhance performance.

Let me give some examples from the TMAI literature that describe these gatherings. From the 8/05 newsletter regarding the NY gathering: “This October in New York, the Academy will pursue that mission [equipping churches with godly leaders] in a unique way, by holding a special conference that will bring together one representative from all 15 of its training centers around the globe for 5 days of teaching and fellowship.” The article goes on to say, “The men will spend most of their time in small groups…becoming more dynamic instructors and learning to raise up even more effective church leaders. ‘We’re creating a network of friends,’ says Academic Director David Deuel.” Leaders gathering in small groups being formed into networks of dynamic instructors sounds like the church growth agenda. “Dynamic” is a word frequently used in church growth because it means change.

Regarding this October 2005 conference in New York, Jay Letey commenting in the 11/05 newsletter about the center’s leaders stated, “How encouraging it was for everyone to see themselves as part of a larger whole.” This is General Systems Theory (GST), the theory behind Total Quality Management. According to GST, one only has meaning as part of the collective, as just a cog in a machine. Man is complete only when part of an organization. It’s not what you know, but how you relate that matters in community building.

The TMAI March 2006 newsletter has a brief article regarding the TMAI Leadership Community’s meeting at Grace Church. The article states, “All day long, Feb. 27th, men representing the 15 Academy supported training centers gathered in one room for a unique event.” The article goes on to say, “For those 10-plus hours, more than 50 men from different hemispheres and varied cultures, found the common ground that makes TMAI so special.” Men from different hemispheres and varied cultures found common ground. This means diversity finding common ground or diversity in unity. This is the synthesis phase of the dialectic process. TMAI is using transformational language in this newsletter to describe this ministry. We also learn from this newsletter that if more than 50 men were present representing the centers, then perhaps 3 or more men from each center participated in the gathering. Clearly, these centers aren’t independent entities serving God. They must all together experience community.

Regarding this particular gathering at Grace Church, Jay Letey, employing more church growth language, said that it “provided us with a platform to share our vision…” He also said regarding this gathering, “I saw church leaders catch the Master’s Academy Vision.” As stated earlier, it was also at this Feb. 2006 gathering that John Macarthur displayed his use of transformational language.

In October 2007, the TMAI center’s leaders met again in NY (I believe they meet at an upstate NY retreat house). Regarding this meeting: “For several days, the faithful men who labor so diligently throughout the year to equip church leaders across 5 continents put their collective heads together.” “Each training center is separate, but joined through TMAI and through a common purpose.” The leaders, joined in common purpose, put their heads together in a collective manner. This implies they shared and dialogued to consensus. Submission to God seems to be out; dialogue, finding common ground within a small group, and networking seems to be in.

In October 2006, the TMAI center’s leaders met at Grace Church. Regarding this gathering Jay Letey said, “Whenever we can bring teachers from all over the world together, it becomes a melting pot of ideas. This is what we want to foster. A sense of community is one of the things that helps TMAI work so well.” Why foster (facilitate?) a melting pot of ideas or a sense of community? Why not foster faith in and dependence on God? Because to foster dependence on God would break up relationships and a sense of community?

The first headline of the first TMAI newsletter, April 2005, was “The Right Vision.” The article under the subtitle, “Historic Gathering,” states, “For the first time in the young history of TMAI, this past month there were representatives from all the training centers gathered together 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 to effectively and passionately teach the Word of God.”

It must be very costly for TMAI to fly their center’s leaders from around the world to NY or to Grace Church for special gatherings. How do they justify the expense? Why are they gathering? If the TMAI leadership wanted to impart teaching or knowledge to these center’s leaders (traditional teaching), then couldn’t they easily be instructed by mail or by phone? The fact that TMAI is willing to bear the expense of flying these leaders in for special gatherings where they will spend time in small groups, putting collective heads together, finding common ground, fulfilling the common vision, and building community tells me these leaders are receiving transformational teaching meant to destroy individuality and ultimately their faith in God.

PART 5 – THE MONEY TRAIL – WHO FINANCES TMAI?

ENDNOTES

103. http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1097.html

104. http://www.sacredsandwich.com/warren_jung_chart.htm

The Money Trail – Who Finances TMAI?

The Believers Foundation

According to their March 2006 Prospectus, the TMAI operating budget was underwritten by The Believers Foundation “for the next 3 years.” After viewing the 2006 IRS Form 990-PF “Return of Private Foundation” for The Believers Foundation, Inc for the calendar year beginning 9/1/05 to 8/31/06, I would estimate that the Believers Foundation gave approximately $650,000 to TMAI and their related ministries that year. According to 2006 IRS Form 990-PF, The Believers Foundation held $33,571,009 and disbursed $3,774,085 during that year. Disbursements to TMAI represented about 17% of the 2006 total. The Believers Foundation also gave $1,025,000 to The Master’s College, $840,000 to Grace Community Church (GCC), and $254,000 to The Master’s Seminary. I estimate that The Believers Foundation gave approximately 73% of their disbursements to GCC related ministries in 2006. This is just an estimate and probably a low estimate because some other ministries The Believers Foundation funded are also connected in some way to GCC and their leaders. This 2006 IRS Form 990-PF can be seen here.

According to the 2006 IRS Form 990-PF, The Believers Foundation gave $233,706 to Christ Seminary (TMAI South Africa). It gave $132,729 to MEDA (TMAI Honduras) [“The Believers Foundation is directly involved in the day to day operations of MEDA and directly incurs expenses”], and The Believers Foundation gave $36,500 to Shepherd’s Bible College (TMAI New Zealand) among others. They also gave $10,000 to Counsel&Capital.

According to 2006 IRS Form 990-PF, I would estimate that The Believers Foundation gave approximately $1,000,000 to ministries not directly tied to GCC. Did this $1,000,000 go to fund ministries that are biblical? Or was the money used to fund more church growth orgs like TMAI? Let’s take a look at some of these other ministries funded by The Believers Foundation in 2006.

Of the $1,000,000, $325,000 was given to the Slavic Gospel Association. This was the largest disbursement to a ministry “unrelated” to GCC. Bill Molinari, TMAI board member, has been a member of the Slavic Gospel Association (SGA) board according to his TMAI bio. And 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. (According to their 990 forms, from 2002-2007, The Believers Foundation disbursed $1,284,000 to the Slavic Gospel Foundation.)

One of the larger Believers Foundation disbursements for that calendar year was for $109,000 to an organization called Biblical Ministries Worldwide (BMW). Is BMW a biblical ministry as their name implies? No, BMW is a large, international, blatantly transformational, “new paradigm” church growth organization. Let me quote just enough from their large website to allow the reader to see the true nature BMW.

“Biblical Ministries Worldwide is a mission agency whose passion is to help churches plant reproducing churches through evangelism, discipleship and leadership development.” Regarding their South African church: BMW has “20-20 teams” and “BMW has established its 20-20 vision for southern Africa.” “It would be optimal if team members ‘had a synergy of ministry already developed between them.’” “BMW has been shifting over time from a primary leadership role in church planting to a “facilitating” role…”

Under the title, “Leaders Training Leaders” the BMW website states, “We strive to teach leaders how to think, not just what to think. In this way, we reproduce ourselves in a South African leader.” Transformational ministries want to transform the people. They want to change their minds. The way one thinks is called one’s paradigm. The goal of church growth is to shift one’s paradigm from traditional (obedience to authority) to transformational (compromising authority for group goals). They want to shift one’s paradigm from individual thinking to group thinking. Changing “how one thinks” (brainwashing) is referred to as a “paradigm shift” by church growth leaders. This paradigm shift usually takes place in change agent-led small groups and teams. Changing “how one thinks” is the goal of training change agents who can then go out and reproduce by changing how others think.

An important part of BMW’s ministry is called BMW’s “Change Workshops.” Change Workshop #2 “enables church leaders to develop biblically dynamic core values and purpose statements…and vision statement[s].” These statements are an essential part of the church growth transformation process.

Change Workshop #3: “This workshop endeavors to give some practical tips on how church leaders should handle proposing and implementing major changes in the church with maximum consensus and minimal dissent.” No mention of obedience to God here—just get as many as possible on board with the change program with “minimal dissent.”

Change Workshop #4 is called “Fostering the Harvest.” The description states, “Unlike the other workshops in the Companion Church Connection in which a trained facilitator is needed…” Apparently trained facilitators are needed for some of these workshops. A facilitator is Satan’s agent who plays a crucial role in TQM and in church growth.

“BMW operates an email forum to facilitate discussion of issues related to missions called Thinkspots.” To facilitate discussion is to bring diverse opinions to consensus (group harmony/group think). “Each year we facilitate a conference on the field…”

One of the “Core Values” at BMW is “Life-Long Learning.” The website states, “Life-Long Learning is a necessity in ministry…” Life-Long Learning comes from UNESCO and it is all about utilizing the dialectic process to achieve life-long transformation away from God.

Another of their core values is relationships. “We function as teams, embracing interdependence and accountability.” No mention here of dependence on God.

Another of BMW’s core values is “servant leadership.” “We measure leadership by whether we produce successors; therefore, we are committed to reproducing servant leaders.” As stated before, a servant leader is a business organizational term.

Under “Leadership Development” it states, “Mentoring is molding people, not simply imparting information.” This “mentoring” involves personal transformation that usually takes place in facilitator-led small group dialectic sessions.

The vision for BMW Fiji: “In the next decade, 20 cell churches that are continuing to multiply themselves.” The fourth stage of this vision: “To group believers and help them begin functioning together as a cell group.”

I’ve just scratched the surface of this large “ministry” called BMW which received disbursements from The Believers Foundation from 2004-2007 and was given $109,000 in 2006. Though it’s not necessary that other ministries funded by The Believers Foundation be exposed in order to show that The Believers Foundation funds church growth orgs, let me just very briefly mention a bit more about some of these GCC unrelated ministries.

The Believers Foundation funded ministries that are members of the Southern Baptist Convention (UN-NGO). Two of those SBC ministries are Founders Ministries and New Berean Baptist Church of Brandon, Fl. The Believers Foundation funded several ministries whose emphasis is on small groups to “build relationships,” “to fulfill the ‘one another’s of scripture’”, “to encourage accountability,” and for “transforming people into Spirit-filled people.” The Believers Foundation also gave $57,000 to The Institute for Creation Research (ICR). ICR was founded by Dr. Henry M. Morris in 1970. Dr. Morris endorsed the false teaching of “The Gospel in the Stars” in his book, The Long War against God (pp. 265-269), and Dr. Morris was a member of the Council for National Policy. As of 11/06, Dr. Wismer, the treasurer of TMAI and an officer of The Believers Foundation, was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Institute for Creation Research (ICR). The false prophecy teacher and first president of the Council for National Policy, Dr. Tim LaHaye, also sat on the board of ICR.

The Believers Foundation gave $5,000 to Mike Gendron’s “Proclaiming the Gospel.” Mike Gendron speaks at The Master’s Seminary and MEDA (TMAI Honduras) and he is a regular speaker at the Steeling the Mind Conferences. Members of the anti-Christian Council for National Policy frequently speak at these conferences. Mike Gendron’s ministry exposes Roman Catholicism as a false religion.

The Believers Foundation also gave $20,000 to Grace Bible Church of Tampa (GBCT). In August, 2008, a group from GBCT went to MEDA (TMAI Honduras) for a week to work on maintenance. They were assigned the following tasks: Building bunkbeds, cleaning and painting the water tower, cleaning and varnishing the bricks and stone walkways, cleaning and painting the playground, building the retention wall at front gate, painting inside of administration office, staining new ceiling wood boards, weeding out and planting gardens, trimming bushes, and cutting wood. Regarding their experience in Honduras the church group stated, “We worked hard, but we rejoiced in the Lord every moment we spent scrubbing, scraping or lifting.” But were they serving the Lord at MEDA? Or were they playing their role in the Communitarian transformational agenda?

It’s clear that The Believers Foundation finances church growth orgs. Its day to day operations are run by Executive Director, Ken Fuller, who sits on the board of TMAI. Two members of the TMAI board, Ken Fuller and their treasurer, David Wismer, were listed as being officers of The Believers Foundation as of 2007. The Believers Foundation was incorporated many years before TMAI was started in 2002.

[The examples above pertained to The Believers Foundation disbursements for 2006. According to their 990 forms, from 2002-2007, The Believers Foundation disbursed approximately $12,000,000 to ministries under the GCC umbrella with TMAI ministries receiving approximately $3,200,000 during that time. Christ Seminary (TMAI South Africa) received more money than the other TMAI centers. From 2003-2007 Christ Seminary received $1,200,000 directly from The Believers Foundation.]

Mr. Robert Jaeb and The Conservative Caucus

According to IRS Form 990-PF, in 2007, the 4 officers of The Believers Foundation were Lorena Jaeb, Steven Jaeb, Ken Fuller, and David Wismer. Lorena and Steven are the wife and son of the late Robert Jaeb.

Mr. Robert Jaeb started a convenience store chain called Shop & Go. In 1985, according to Thomson Financial Mergers & Acquisitions, when Shop & Go, Inc was tendered to Circle K Corp for $166,000,000 in cash and stock, Robert and Lorena Jaeb owned 52% of its stock. [Since publishing this report, the figures stated above have been X’d out.]

The Jaebs funded the Believers Foundation. According to TMAI Newsletter (2/06), “In 1987, the Jaeb family set up The Believers Foundation…to help spread God’s word around the world.” Through The Believers Foundation, Mr. Jaeb established a special program in partnership with The Master’s Seminary (TMS) and GCC to fund TMS graduates who went out as missionaries. “It was the seed for what has grown into The Master’s Academy International.” “His [Mr. Jaeb’s] vision and sacrifice planted the seeds of The Master’s Academy.” “Through TMAI, Mr. Jaeb’s vision is being realized in ways no one could have imagined.” According to the TMAI website, “The Believers Foundation has supported TMAI since its inception in 2002.” “The Believers Foundation wholeheartedly recommends TMAI as one ministry that you or your foundation should consider supporting.” At Mr. Jaeb’s memorial service, John Macarthur cited the Bible to frame what he called “the divine biography of Robert Jaeb.” At the memorial service, Ken Fuller stated, “I suspect…there’s a long line of saints in Heaven…waiting their turn to greet him [Mr. Jaeb].”

Mr. Robert Jaeb had a strong interest in politics. An article in the St. Petersburg Times (9/10/05) described him as being “a political enthusiast.” Former Florida Governor Bob Martinez stated that Mr. Jaeb “gave generously to local and national political orgs.” And according to the St. Petersburg Times, “Politically, Mr. Jaeb is remembered as not only a great financial supporter of various Republican political organizations, but also as a quiet yet influential political thinker.” Mr. Jaeb was a member of the Leadership Council of The Conservative Caucus chaired by Howard Phillips. 105.

Howard Phillips founded The Conservative Caucus (TCC). “In 1975, at the direction of 33º Mason Jesse Helms on whose staff he served, Phillips founded The Conservative Caucus.” “Phillips founded TCC, a leading right-wing lobby group. TCC has an interlocking directorate (Phillips served on advisory board) with the United States Council for World Freedom (USCWF) of the World Anti-Communist League [headed by John Singlaub (CIA)], a multinational network of Nazi war criminals, Latin American death squad leaders and North American neo-fascists.” 106. “As TCC national director, Phillips boasted, ‘we organize discontent’ and ‘must prove our ability to get revenge on people who go against us.’”

Howard Phillips also helped Paul Weyrich and Jerry Falwell establish the Moral Majority in 1979. “We are no longer working to preserve the status quo. We are radicals working to overturn the present power structure in this country.” (Paul Weyrich) 107. As founder of the very influential Heritage Foundation, Paul Weyrich was one of the most powerful men in American politics. The Heritage Foundation, which has connections to Sun Myung Moon, Fascists and Communists, was almost a shadow government during the Reagan administration. Click here to learn more about Heritage.

In 1992, Howard Phillips founded the U.S. Taxpayer Party (USTP) which is now the Constitution Party. Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America served as an executive of Howard Phillips U.S. Taxpayers Party. Phillips and Pratt are members of the CNP and both are involved with the neo-Nazi militia movement. “At its 1994 convention, USTP sold a paramilitary manual entitled ‘Principles Justifying the Arming and Organizing of a Militia’… In short, it is a manual that prepares the recruit for underground war.” Imagine the irony of Howard Phillips, who is Jewish, handing out warfare manuals to the anti-Semitic militias. Furthermore, “It was at Estes Park, that Pratt spoke to the assembled fanatics and convinced them that the armed vigilante death squads that had worked their poison in Central America and in the Philippines, could become the model for an armed militia movement within the United States.” (CNP Database)

Howard Phillips, John Singlaub, Jesse Helms, Jerry Falwell, Paul Weyrich and Robert Jaeb found common ground in an organization called the Council for National Policy (CNP). Howard Phillips was a founding member of the CNP. Major General John K Singlaub was a member of the CNP Board of Governors in 1981. Jesse Helms and Jerry Falwell served on the CNP Board of Governors in 1982. Paul Weyrich served on the CNP Board of Governors in 1982, 1996. And Robert Jaeb’s wife, Lorena, also served on the CNP Board of Governors in 1996 (and 1997, 1998 according to available membership lists). (CNP Database)

Lorena Jaeb and The Council for National Policy (CNP)

The Jaeb’s funded The Believers Foundation. Lorena Jaeb and Steven Jaeb are officers of The Believers Foundation. Lorena Jaeb served on the CNP Board of Governors in 1996 and, according to available membership lists, in 1997 and 1998 as well.

The suppression of information regarding the existence and membership of the CNP has been a major factor in deceiving Christians. Being a secretive org, the CNP doesn’t publish their membership lists. “Our membership list is strictly confidential and should not be shared outside the Council.” 108. However, a few past membership lists have been obtained by Christian researchers. Let’s now take a look into the CNP since Lorena Jaeb has served on the CNP Board of Governors and since the Jaeb’s, through The Believers Foundation, finance TMAI, The Master’s Seminary, and GCC.

The Council for National Policy evolved from the John Birch Society (JBS). The JBS was founded by Robert Welch, a 32nd degree Mason, and an agent for Nelson Rockefeller. According to James E Braddock, “Welch, being a well proven 32nd degree Mason, jumped at the chance to aide and abet in the furtherance of the destruction of Christianity.” (The John Birch Society an Enigma, p.13.) The JBS was an intelligence operation with its roots in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) which became the CIA. Its domestic surveillance arm, Western Goals Foundation, worked with Reinhard Gehlen, one of Hitler’s top intelligence officers. The JBS, which presented itself as a right-wing patriotic org fighting communist infiltration in America, was eventually exposed for being a “controlled opposition front” once it was known that its leadership consisted of CFR members and leaders of the Federal Reserve—the same members of the liberal establishment that the JBS had pretended to oppose. The JBS was exposed in 1977 in a report titled The Belmont Brotherhood. “This 12-page report concluded with the perceptive observation that the John Birch Society represents the most diabolical form of the Illuminati conspiracy.” (The John Birch Society) Once exposed, the JBS morphed into the CNP.

The CNP was formed in 1981. Nelson Bunker Hunt, who was a member of the JBS and who provided funding for the Western Goals Foundation, provided the start-up money for the CNP, “a highly secretive coalition which represents the entire spectrum of New Right corporate executives, TV preachers and former high ranking government and military leaders. The Council for National Policy is considered the primary coordinating body—and funding conduit—for Christian Right projects.” (JBS) “Nelson Bunker Hunt, who was president of the CNP in 1982-83, is among several of the John Birch Society/Western Goals Foundation principals and associates who also served on the newly-formed CNP Board of Governors.”

“Early CNP membership directories were obtained by enterprising researchers…and these revealed that the early leadership of the CNP was, in fact, also represented in the Council on Foreign Relations — the very organization of globalists to which the CNP was to be the conservative alternative! On the first CNP Governing Board there were no less than three, and possibly more, members of the CFR: George F. Gilder – CNP Board of Governors (1982) ; Dr. Edward Teller – CNP Board of Governors (1982); and Guy Vander Jagt – CNP Board of Governors (1982).”

“Later CNP directories list CFR members J. Peter Grace (CNP, 1984-85; 1988) and Arnaud deBorchgrave (CNP, 1988)” (The Council for National Policy) William Simon and George Gilder are also listed as being members of the CFR and CNP.

“Besides CFR and Religious Roundtable members, the upper echelon of the Council for National Policy were basically refugees from the defunct Western Goals Foundation, the domestic surveillance outfit of the John Birch Society which included high-ranking members of the fascist World Anti-Communist League, Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon and Freemasonry. There is some overlapping of Western Goals operatives who formed the early CNP Governing Board who were also CFR and/or Religious Roundtable members [Note that one was a member of Hitler’s Luftwaffe]:

• John Singlaub [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. Member of national policy board of the American Freedom Coalition [AFC], a front for Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church.

• Daniel O. Graham [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. Member of national policy board of AFC.

• Mildred Faye Jefferson [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. Member of national policy board of AFC.

• Sherman Unkefer [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. Served as an adviser to Chile’s regime under Augusto Pinochet and reportedly worked closely with Chile’s secret police organization, DINA.

• Hans Sennholz [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. A decorated pilot in the Luftwaffe, Adolf Hitler’s elite air corps.

• Robert Stoddard [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. Listed in The Belmont Brotherhood, as Chairman of the Board of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, whose editors belonged to the local Committee of the CFR. Board of Directors of Willard Garvey’s National Center for Privatization.

• Larry McDonald [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. President of the John Birch Society; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Western Goals Foundation, and served on the Congressional Board of Christian Voice, a front for the Unification Church.

• Nelson Bunker Hunt [CNP President 1982-83, Executive Committee 1984-85, 1988]. Knight of the Order of Malta. Member of a racial eugenics organization, the International Association for the Advancement of Eugenics and Ethnology, that was headquartered in Scotland. IAAEE was established in the U.S. by Lord Malcolm Douglas, a member of the British Cliveden Set which supported Hitler during World War II.

• Oliver North [CNP Governing Board 1984-85] Formed the Military Assistance Group-Special Operations Group (MAG-SOG), a political murder unit, and participated in Operation Phoenix which killed about 100,000 civilians in Southeast Asia. North received aid from the Unification Church and Knights of Malta for Contra operations in Latin America.

• Howard Phillips [CNP Executive Committee 1984-85, 1988] Director of The Conservative Caucus, served on advisory board of the United States Council for World Freedom (USCWF) of the World Anti-Communist League, a multinational network of Nazi war criminals, Latin American death squad leaders and North American neo-fascists. Conservative Caucus board member and funder, Richard Shoff, is a former Grand Kilgrapp of the Indiana Ku Klux Klan.

• Major F. Andy Messing, Jr. USAR (Ret.). Former chairman of The Conservative Caucus; Board of USWCF; Director of the National Defense Council Foundation. Collaborated with Linda Guell of CAUSA (a political arm of the Unification Church) and its head, Bo Hi Pak. to provide funds for Oliver North’s operation in Latin America.

• J. Peter Grace [CNP Board of Governors 1986] Council on Foreign Relations; Head of Order of Knights of Malta in the U.S.; Chairman of W.R. Grace Co which focuses its business activities in Latin America and assisted the Contra operation in Latin America.

• William E. Simon [CFR; Knight of Malta]. Secretary of the Treasury under Richard Nixon; Chairman of the Nicaraguan Freedom Fund (NFF), a fundraising organization set up in l985 by the Washington Times, a newspaper owned by the Unification Church. Trustee of the Heritage Foundation. According to Sidney Blumenthal, Simon is or was a member of the CNP.

• Frank Shakespeare, [Knight of Malta]. Council U.S. Information Agency director and director of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, a Nazi front established by Hitler’s espionage officer, Reinhard Gehlen. Trustee of the Heritage Foundation.

• Dr. Edward Teller [CNP Board of Governors 1982] Council on Foreign Relations. Hungarian-born American physicist who became the architect of the hydrogen bomb. During World War II he was a member of the Manhattan Project for the development of the atomic bomb. Teller was a member of the Citizens Legal Defense Fund for the FBI, Ad Hoc, and advisor to the Western Goals Foundation.”

Members of the CNP can be categorized as being members of or representing the following: Freemasonry, The Knights of Malta, the KKK, Nazi Fascism, Mormonism, the U.S. government, the U.S. military, the CFR, the CIA, globalism and pseudo-Christian leadership. In order to view a larger, and much more detailed list of past/present and prominent members of the CNP, including Lorena Jaeb, see the CNP Database. Many CNP members, including several professed Christians such as Jerry Falwell, have connections to Sun Myung Moon, who considers himself to be the Messiah and who openly blasphemes Jesus Christ (John Macarthur has participated in Falwell’s conferences.) 109. Moon, who has Korean CIA ties, wields much power in the CNP.  Click here to read more about the CNP-Moon connection.

According to CNP membership lists, Lorena Jaeb served on the CNP Board of Governors in 1996, 1997 and 1998. Let’s take a look at the CNP board members with whom she served in 1996 (click on the links for greater detail):

• Howard Ahmanson (Ahmanson Foundation/Chalcedon/Rushdooney/Reconstructionism; The Ahmanson Foundation was a contributor to the Council on Foreign Relations, according to 1990-1993 Annual Reports.

• Thomas R. Anderson (Board of Directors, Family Research Council (FRC); FRC is a UN-NGO with special consultative status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council.)

• Ed Atsinger (Salem Communications Corporation; Public, NASDAQ:SALM)

• Jeff Coors (Coors Brewery/Heritage Foundation/Free Congress Foundation/Moon)

• Richard DeVos (33º Freemason/Amway/Templeton Foundation)

• Stuart Epperson (Salem Communications Corporation; Public, NASDAQ:SALM)

• Ed Feulner (President Heritage Foundation/Free Congress Foundation/Moon)

• Foster Friess (Templeton Foundation Board of Advisors)

• Mary Reilly Hunt (Order of Malta) [She can be seen on the Order of Malta website. There is a Thomas F. Schlafly on various boards of this American branch of the Knights of Malta. Phyllis Schlafly, prominent CNP member, is reportedly a Dame of the Knights of Malta.]

• Woody Jenkins (Nat. Chmn. ALEC/Founder, Chairman—Friends of the Americas/assisted Nicaraguan Contras)

• Tim La Haye (1st CNP President/Moon associate; “LaHaye held the position of paid chairman with Sun Myung Moon’s now defunct Coalition for Religious Freedom.” “LaHaye’s involvement with Moon is particularly vile. In 1985, Carolyn Weaver, writing for Mother Jones Magazine, exposed the fact that LaHaye had received substantial funds from Moon’s aid Bo Hi Park. This was discovered in a tape of a dictated thank you letter from LaHaye, thanking Park for a contribution in excess of $500,000. LaHaye would not admit or deny the receipt of the contribution, instead he attacked the source of the information. [Reported in the 1Q96, Religion in Politics.]” 110.

• Beverly La Haye (founder of Concerned Women for America [UN-NGO]; speaker at Moon convention in Washington, DC)

• Sam Moore (Thomas Nelson Publisher; Thomas Nelson publisher of corrupt modern Bible versions.)

• Oliver North (Iran Contra Affair; Robert and Lorena Jaeb contributed to the ‘Oliver North for U S Senate Committee Inc.’ in 1994.)

• Christine Vollmer (Opus Dei)

• Paul Weyrich (Founder/President, Free Congress Foundation/Heritage Foundation)

The Belmont Brotherhood documents that the founding JBS National Council was entrenched in the Eastern Establishment it purported to despise. Nor is its progeny, the Council for National Policy, a conservative, anti-Communist organization, but rather a globalist organization, anti-American and unpatriotic in the extreme.” 111. And John Macarthur’s principal source of funding, The Believers Foundation, is funded and directed by Lorena Jaeb, who was and may still be a Governor of the CNP.

How the Church Growth Movement Infiltrated GCC

In his January 2005 “State of the Church” sermon, John Macarthur stated regarding GCC: “It is not in particular danger from some infiltrating heresy…everything you can see on the surface looks to be good.” Was John Macarthur telling the truth in that sermon?

Several Christians living in the Los Angeles area are aware that the church growth movement has infiltrated GCC. They have seen the evidence. But these Christians are divided in opinion as to whether this infiltration has the approval of John Macarthur. Does John Macarthur approve of this infiltration? Or has his church just gotten too big for him to exercise proper pastoral oversight? (I was once told by John Macarthur’s secretary that his own church members couldn’t make an appointment to speak with him. He didn’t have the time.)

Has the church growth movement infiltrated GCC by “men who have crept in unawares?” Or has the CGM been brought in with the approval of one or more members of the GCC elder board?

GCC is governed by a board of elders. Mr. Rob Iverson is the Chairman of the GCC elder board. Not only is Mr. Iverson a Director of the church growth org, Leadership Resources International, but as of 3 years ago, Mr. Iverson was the elder who oversaw the Purpose Driven Foundry ministry and Mr. Iverson is currently the President and Chairman of the Board of TMAI. Furthermore, as already shown, Kurt Gebhards, The Foundry pastor, stated proudly in his online resume that on three occasions he had been asked by GCC leaders to enter ministries at GCC to be a vision casting “agent of change.”

When the Foundry and Guild were exposed 3 years ago as being Purpose Driven, their websites were changed, but their pastors, Tom Patton and Kurt Gebhards, weren’t kicked out of the church. Instead, they have both been promoted.

Very often whoever pays the piper calls the tunes. The Believers Foundation finances church growth orgs (like Biblical Ministries Worldwide). In a recent calendar year, The Believers Foundation disbursed nearly $3,000,000 to ministries under the GCC umbrella. From 2002-2007, The Believers Foundation disbursed approximately $12,000,000 to ministries under the GCC umbrella. Two men who were officers of The Believers Foundation as of 2007, Ken Fuller and David Wismer, also sit on the board of TMAI. David Wismer is the treasurer of TMAI. (D Wismer is no longer an officer of the Believers Foundation.)

Pastors at GCC will emphasize that John Macarthur “has taken a strong stance against the church growth movement.” Is this true? John Macarthur has advocated the use of “ice-breakers” exercises. He has also advocated dialectic-type rules for Bible studies. This can be seen in his book, “Saved Without A Doubt.” On pp.155-157, under the heading “Personal and Group Study Guide,” ice-breaker exercises are advocated. As stated earlier, ice-breakers are to change ones thinking mode from facts-based to feelings-based in order to further the dialectic process. These ice-breaker exercises play into Satan’s hand; as he wants Christians to approach a study of God’s Word with feelings.

It says on p. 156 of “Saved Without A Doubt”: “Pray for each group member, asking the Lord to help you create an open atmosphere where everyone will feel free to share with one another and you.” Advocating the creation of an open atmosphere is also a condition for the dialectic process. An open atmosphere, where everyone feels free to share, is not a component of a didactic Bible study. An open atmosphere implies one in which standards are set aside so that everyone will feel free to experience new things together.

In these group study guidelines, John Macarthur goes on to encourage the use of multiple Bible versions “for the purposes of comparison.” This is what Rick Warren and the PDC’s also advocate. Multiple Bible versions tempt group members to compromise the Word of God. Are Christians to find the true meaning of God’s Word by comparing translations and reaching consensus? Or by comparing translations with the Greek Textus Receptus? John Macarthur also encourages everyone’s involvement (necessary for TQM), “sharing oneself,” and “arranging chairs in a circle or semicircle” for “dynamic discussion.” These are required for dialectic sessions. In this book, John Macarthur has given rules for group Bible studies which resemble the rules for a group dialectic process.

John Macarthur preaches with Greg Laurie, a supporter of the Purpose Driven Movement

In November 2008, John Macarthur participated in a “Conference for Pastors and Leaders” at Greg Laurie’s church, Harvest Christian Fellowship. Two former Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), UN-NGO, also spoke at this conference.

John Macarthur’s host, Greg Laurie, who sits on the board of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, is a big supporter of the Purpose Driven movement. Greg Laurie believes the Purpose Driven movement is of God. Click here to see a picture of Laurie sitting with Rick Warren at his Harvest Crusade (picture is at top of page).

In a May 2008 letter to pastors and leaders, Laurie talks about his upcoming crusade in New York City, stating, “God is on the move.” He then states, “this move is also seen in the formation of the New York City Leadership group. Under their direction, a community-wide 40 Days of Purpose campaign with Pastor Rick Warren has been launched, and the significant services of Bill Hybels’ Leadership Summit conferences are also being organized to strengthen the local church.”112.

Greg Laurie is sponsoring, through financial support, The New York City Leadership Center’s Sept. 2008 “Launch Event.” Scroll down to the bottom of the page here and read the two listed “Event Sponsors.” On The New York City Leadership Center’s website, their “Leadership Team” members are listed. Among those listed are Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Bob Buford, Ken Blanchard and Frances Hesselbein, the Chairman of the Leader to Leader Institute (Warren’s name has recently been removed). These team members are church growth kingpins and yet Laurie states that the organization they lead, The New York City Leadership Center, has been formed as a “move of God,” and Laurie approves of the 40 Days of Purpose campaign which these leaders will direct.

How can John Macarthur’s pastors claim that he has taken a strong stance against the church growth movement when he preaches with and fellowships with and endorses those who advocate this movement? John Macarthur “has taken a strong stance against the CGM” as it enters GCC along with men from the Southern Baptist Convention (UN-NGO).

Chuck Smith also spoke with John Macarthur at Greg Laurie’s conference. A Calvary Chapel head pastor once told me that Chuck Smith, Greg Laurie’s pastor and the founder of the Calvary Chapel movement, considered Peter Drucker to be his good friend and a fellow Christian! This pastor told me that Smith met with Drucker to discuss matters concerning “the transitioning of his church.” I was able to confirm with Smith’s secretary that, indeed, Smith and Drucker had met for lunch. If he sought Drucker’s counsel, then Chuck Smith was seeking the counsel of an occultist, a humanist, and a globalist whose objective was to destroy Christianity.

A true Christian enters the straight gate and stays on the narrow path. Does God’s narrow path lead to communion with church growth advocates at Greg Laurie’s church? John Macarthur is on the wide ecumenical road that leads to destruction.

PART 6 – JOHN MACARTHUR’S ECUMENICAL ROOTS

ENDNOTES

105. http://inetresults.com/impeach/memo.html

106. http://watch-unto-prayer.org/database2.html#phillips

107. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/2/22/155525/061

108. http://www.publiceye.org/ifas/fw/9601/rules.html

109. http://www.wayoflife.org/fbns/john-macarthur-newevang.html

110. Biblical Discernment Ministries, http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/lahaye/general.htm

111. The John Birch Society: http://watch-unto-prayer.org/jbs-cnp.html

112. http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/Greg_Laurie_Letter-1.pdf.tif

John Macarthur’s Ecumenical Roots

Articles have been written on the subject of John Macarthur’s “new evangelical ecumenism.” 113. And I have been told by one GCC pastor that John Macarthur believes the biblical “doctrine of separation” to be “too negative” with the implication that he won’t obey it.  John Macarthur disobeys God’s Word regarding separation for the purpose of relationship building (ecumenism).  At GCC, the “doctrine of separation” has been replaced by the “dialectical process.”

The goal of the ecumenical movement is to create a one-world religion for the worship of Lucifer. Ecumenists (bridge-builders) in the leadership of the various denominations direct the churches to set aside their differences, find common ground, and unify. John Macarthur preaches against ecumenism, however, his family and ministry are firmly rooted in the ecumenical movement.

In “The Voice of Calvary Legacy,” John Macarthur paid tribute to his father, Dr. John “Jack” Macarthur. “He served on the Extension Staff of Moody Bible Institute and later became the director of Charles E. Fuller Evangelistic Foundation.” 114. In 1968, the Fuller Evangelistic Foundation changed its name to the Fuller Evangelistic Association.

According to Charles Fuller’s son, Daniel Fuller, the Fuller Evangelistic Foundation was established in 1942 and started Fuller Theological Seminary in 1947. (Give the Winds a Mighty Voice) Fuller Seminary has played a strategic role in the global ecumenical movement and has launched numerous apostate organizations and movements such as the Vineyard (John Wimber), Renovare (Richard Foster), AD2000 United Prayer Track (C Peter Wagner), Coalition on Revival (Jay Grimstead), the US Center for World Mission (Ralph Winter) and others. The article, “Filling the Blanks with Fuller,” describes Fuller Seminary as “an ecumenical ‘think tank’ seminary” which “has fostered, nurtured, and promoted the apostasy globally…” The global ecumenical movement is “a political movement of the highest order and must not be confused with anything even remotely resembling Christianity.” (“Filling the Blanks with Fuller”)

Out of Fuller Theological Seminary came the US Center for World Mission (Ralph Winter) and their “Perspectives Course” which was “a prototype course of ecumenical study…and aberrant theology,” The US Center for World Mission “is an ‘umbrella’ organization for nearly every major missions organization in the world.” Under their umbrella is the Billy Graham Evangelical Association (Greg Laurie is a board member). (“Filling the Blanks with Fuller”) Billy Graham was on the Board of Trustees at Fuller Seminary and Rick Warren received his Doctorate in Ministry from Fuller Seminary.

John Macarthur’s father was the Director of Fuller Evangelistic Foundation. Charles Fuller, the founder of the Fuller Evangelistic Foundation, also cofounded Fuller Theological Seminary and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Charles Fuller co-founded the NAE with J Edwin Orr and Harold Ockenga, the first President of the NAE (1942-44), and the first President of Fuller Seminary in 1947.

In 1951, the NAE revived the World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF) from the “dying embers” of the former World Evangelical Alliance (Evangelical Alliance of 1846) which became the NAE’s international umbrella. As previously stated, the Evangelical Alliance, now called the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), was formed in 1846 in a conference held at Freemason’s Hall, United Grand Lodge of England, the mother of all Masonic lodges. 115.

The WEA is the shadow government to the Lausanne Movement which is the umbrella over the global ecumenical movement. John Stott, whom John Macarthur likes to quote, “is the framer of the Lausanne Covenant” and “oversaw the formation of the WEF and formulated its purposes. Also former chaplain to the Queen of England and a leader in the Anglican Church, John Stott was not above participating in ‘a Christian-Druid dialogue and reconciliation meeting for the new Millennium’. 116 The Druids are the present-day Freemasons. “Albert Churchward…writes about the Masons as ‘our present Druids.’”

In essence, Lausanne and the ecumenical movement are a Masonic enterprise. Alice Bailey wrote, “Very definitely may the assurance be given here that, prior to the coming of the Christ, adjustments will be made so that at the head of all great organizations will be found either a Master, or an initiate who has taken the third initiation. At the head of certain of the great occult groups, of the Freemasons of the world, and of the various great divisions of the church, and resident in many of the great nations will be found initiates or Masters.” 117.

In “The Voice of Calvary Legacy,” John Macarthur stated that his father, in addition to being the Director of the Fuller Evangelistic Foundation, “served on the Extension Staff of Moody Bible Institute.” In 1941, The Moody Bible Institute played a key role in the formation of the NAE. According to Rick Meisel, John Macarthur has served on the Board of Trustees of the Moody Bible Institute. 118.

In “The Voice of Calvary Legacy,” John Macarthur also stated that his father “helped establish the Hollywood Christian group, an outreach to people in the film and television industries. Jack Macarthur counted Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, who came to Christ under his preaching, as close personal friends.” Since Henrietta Mears is credited with founding The Hollywood Christian Group, one can assume that John Macarthur’s father, Jack Macarthur, “who helped establish the Hollywood Christian Group,” was her friend and co-worker.

Henrietta Mears’ ecumenical influence was widespread. She was a close friend and coworker of Charles Fuller who promoted her on his radio broadcasts. Fuller, Ockenga, and Orr all taught at the Forest Home Christian Conference Center which she founded to “train the next generation of world leaders.” With Fuller, Ockenga, and Orr, Henrietta Mears established the campus ecumenical movement. For eleven years Mears groomed Bill Bright for leadership and Campus Crusade for Christ was founded in her living room. 119. (Bill Bright was a member of the Council for National Policy Board of Governors in 1982.) According to Christianity Today, Henrietta Mears is the “grandmother of modern evangelicalism.” (“Antipas: CIA Connections”)

According to Grace Community Church elder, Phil Johnson, “In the 1940’s, Dr. Jack [Macarthur] served as an Extension speaker for the Moody Bible Institute. Later, while pastoring in Southern California, he and Edwin Orr founded an outreach ministry to people in the film and television industry.” 120. That outreach ministry would be The Hollywood Christian Group. Phil Johnson’s statement is a tacit endorsement of J. Edwin Orr and provides more evidence that John Macarthur’s father, Jack Macarthur, was in Mears’ inner circle.

In his tribute to his father, John Macarthur didn’t mention “J. Edwin Orr” or “Henrietta Mears” as cofounding the “Hollywood Christian Group” with his father, which is odd considering that Orr and Mears were prominent figures and closely associated with Charles Fuller. Why didn’t he mention them? Had John Macarthur mentioned J. Edwin Orr and Henrietta Mears along with the Hollywood Christian Group, his readers would likely connect Jack Macarthur with the Mears’ group which pioneered the ecumenical movement in the U.S. and globally.

According to “Filling the Blanks with Fuller,” “In a nutshell, here is the lineage of the monstrous apostasy we are researching… Five people (during the 30’s) paved the way to change the orthodox and historic biblical ‘worldview’ of evangelical Christianity to a…recontructionist agenda. They are: J. Edwin Orr, Armin Gesswein, C.E. Fuller, Henrietta Mears, Harold Ockenga. These five (who were friends and co-workers) laid the groundwork for the ‘world changers,’ ‘expendables for Christ,’ or ‘workers’ they prepared to follow them.” It seems that John Macarthur is one of these “world changers.”

What is known about Jack Macarthur’s co-founder of the Hollywood Christian Group? “J. Edwin Orr — Oxford seminarian, traveled as a historian and theologian to major cities and universities globally to prepare the way for ecumenism on college campuses. The ecumenical groups on campus who were pre-conditioned by Orr to look for a ‘great end-time harvest’, and sweeping ‘revival’ movement, or ‘awakening’ prepared the way for Bill Bright’s ecumenical ministry. The success of Campus Crusade for Christ was a direct result of the groundwork laid by Orr. Orr’s vouching for Billy Grahams ‘new understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit’, which he conveyed in letters to key workers paved the way for his success in ministry as well.” (“Filling the Blanks with Fuller”)

J. Edwin Orr spoke at Mears’ Christian conference center. “It was his rule that he would only speak where there was an ecumenical representative—a diversity of youth from all denominations.” 121. J. Edwin Orr was an original Board Member of Campus Crusade for Christ in 1951. (Wikipedia: J Edwin Orr) From 1966-1981, J Edwin Orr was a professor at Fuller Seminary’s School of World Mission. Moreover, “He [Orr] was an advisor of Billy Graham’s from the start of that evangelist’s career, a friend of Abraham Vereide and helped shape the prayer breakfast movement that grew out of Vereide’s International Christian Leadership…” (Billy Graham Archives)

George Marsden’s book, Reforming Fundamentalism: Fuller Seminary and the New Evangelicalism, offers further evidence that the global ecumenical movement is a Masonic enterprise: “In April [1951, Harold] Ockenga had attended a highly publicized ‘Communion breakfast’ sponsored by a number of Protestant Churches in Boston. At the head table with Ockenga was a Unitarian pastor and a representative of the Masonic Knights Temple.” Marsden goes on to say that Ockenga did not participate in the actual communion service — he only sat at the “head table” with the Unitarian and Freemason! 122.

Billy Graham, who with Fuller, Ockenga, and Orr, taught at Mears’ Christian conference center, said that she had a great impact on his ministry. 123. Graham, considered an “accepted evangelist” by Mears, was among those trained and “anointed” at her conference center. It’s important to note that many witnesses have testified that Billy Graham is a 33rd degree Mason. 124.

John Macarthur stated that Roy Rogers and Dale Evans “came to Christ” under his father’s preaching and that Jack Macarthur counted them his “close personal friends.” Roy Rogers, born Leonard Slye, was a 33rd degree Mason and his wife, Dale Evans, on the TBN A-list, was, according to Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, State of New York, a member of the Eastern Star, a Masonic organization for women. 125. Lucifer is the god of Masonry.

Roy Rogers was a life-long highly decorated Mason according to the account of W. Bob Turner, Ph.D., a 32nd degree Mason, who referred to Roy Rogers as “Illustrious Brother Roy Rogers”: “Brother Roy was raised a Master Mason in 1946 in Hollywood Lodge No. 355, F. & A.M., Hollywood, California. He became a member of Long Beach Valley of Scottish Rite in 1950 and AI Malaikah Shrine Temple, Los Angeles, also in 1950. He received the K.C.C.H. of the Scottish Rite in 1975 and was coroneted a 33 in 1979. He also became a member of the York Rite, Harbor Council No. 45, Royal and Select Masters, and San Pedro Commandery No. 60, Knights Templar of California. Created a DeMolay at sight by Frank S. Land, the founder of the Order of DeMolay, Roy received the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He also received the California Grand Lodge’s Golden Veterans Award for 50 years of continuous membership in Masonry.” 126.

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans appeared many times with Billy Graham at his Crusades, where Graham was willing to give his “Illustrious Brother” Rogers a platform for his “Christian” testimony.

Jack Macarthur had a close friendship with Freemasons Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. His son, John Macarthur, has a close relationship with the Masonic controlled Southern Baptist Convention and its leaders. (As stated, two former Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention also spoke at Greg Laurie’s conference with John Macarthur.) And John Macarthur endorses and fellowships with the Charismatic, Greg Laurie, a Board Member of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association (BGEA). There are other Masons holding high positions within the Billy Graham organization:

“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.” 127.

The Board of Counsel&Capital, which advises John Macarthur’s international ministry, TMAI, had one member of the BGEA (Fred Smith) and another (Jack Modesett Jr.), who was Chairman of the Board of Christianity Today, founded by Billy Graham. Fred Smith was also a director of Christianity Today. It’s also noteworthy that John Macarthur had Franklin Graham endorse his Study Bible. 128.

(Examples of John Macarthur fellowshipping with false Christians are too numerous to mention. A forward to his book, “The Gospel According to Jesus,” was written by J.I. Packer, Senior Editor of Christianity Today, and a signer of the Evangelical and Catholics Together Documents I and co-author of ECT II. The other forward was written by James Montgomery Boice, who was chairman of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy from the time of its founding by Jay Grimstead (COR).

Considering the Masonic origins of the global evangelical network “revived” by Henrietta Mears, Charles Fuller, J Edwin Orr, Harold Ockenga and Armin Gesswein, is there any evidence of Masonic involvement at Fuller Seminary today? Situated on the eastern border of Fuller Seminary is a large Masonic Temple called the “Scottish Rite Cathedral” which towers over the campus. The entrance to the Scottish Rite Cathedral is flanked by two Sphinxes each having an Egyptian ankh on its chest.

This Scottish Rite Cathedral was built in 1924, before Fuller Seminary was established. Its address, 150 N Madison Ave in Pasadena, CA., is across the street from the Fuller Seminary Graduate School of Psychology and just down the street from the Fuller Student Center and the Horner Center for Life Long Learning located at 250 N Madison Ave. Mapquest shows the location of the Scottish Rite Cathedral in relation to the Fuller Campus (zoom in for a better perspective).

Are Freemasons employed by Fuller Seminary? A Visiting Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary is a 33rd degree Prince Hall Mason. Dr. J. Alfred Smith teaches a course on African American Spirituality in the School of Theology. The course description can been seen here. Dr. J. Alfred Smith is the Senior Pastor of Allen Temple Baptist Church. According to his church’s website, “He [Dr. J. Alfred Smith] has been elevated to the 33rd Degree of Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons.”

According to Wikipedia, Prince Hall Masonry “obtained a Warrant for Charter from the Grand Lodge of England in 1784.” Today, “Prince Hall Lodges are recognized by the Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) as well as the great majority of state Grand Lodges and international Grand Lodges.”

In addition to being a Visiting Professor at Fuller Seminary, J. Alfred Smith is a member of the Executive Board of the National Council of Churches (NCC). He earned a Doctor of Ministry from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary—a graduate theological school of the Southern Baptist Convention (UN-NGO), and he has addressed both the Baptist World Alliance (UN-NGO) and the United Nations. His work has been featured in Christianity Today (Billy Graham), and in May 2007, he was appointed a Board Member to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. J. Alfred Smith has earned over 125 awards including at least one from the US Congress. According to a tribute given to J. Alfred Smith in the Congressional Record of November 9, 1995, “He has been elevated to the 33rd Degree of Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons.”

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., President Barack Obama’s former pastor, wrote the Forward to one of J. Alfred Smith’s books, and Smith edited one of Rev. Wright’s books (Corinthian Baptist Church). Six of J. Alfred Smith’s books and sermons are now being sold in the Fuller Seminary bookstore.

J. Alfred Smith has been described as an “illustrious senior pastor” and a “bridge-builder.” And it appears that this high ranking Mason also leads a transformational ministry. According to the Allen Temple Baptist Church website, “During the dynamic, visionary leadership of Doctor J. Alfred Smith, Senior, Allen Temple has grown to a membership of 5,500 and has developed a large array of holistic community ministries focussed [sic] on redeeming and transforming the whole person and the whole community.” This ministry description sounds exactly like the agenda of many ministries associated with John Macarthur’s Grace Community Church. Is it believable that J. Alfred Smith, 33rd degree Mason, is transforming communities for Jesus Christ? Or is he, like other church growth leaders, transforming communities for Satan?

J. Alfred Smith is a Prince Hall Mason. Located only 4 blocks (.64 mile) from Fuller Seminary is the Pasadena Masonic Temple located at 200 S. Euclid Ave. The Pasadena Masonic Temple houses several lodges. (Mapquest) One of these is the Prince Hall Lodge. A list of “Constituent Lodges Of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge F & AM State of California, Inc.,” states that the Prince Hall lodge in Pasadena, Hiram #12, is located at 200 S. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA. This is the address of the Pasadena Masonic Temple. Listed under “Tenants” of this temple is “Hiram Lodge #12 F.&A.M.”

When Dr. J. Alfred Smith, 33rd Degree of Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masonry, teaches at Fuller Seminary, he doesn’t have far to walk to a Prince Hall lodge.

At least one Freemason in the Scottish Rite Cathedral bordering Fuller Seminary poses as Christian. According to the Pasadena Scottish Rite Bulletin, “James F Halladay, 33 degree, has been appointed and elected Almoner for the Valley of Pasadena. Jim’s background as a Pastor of the Baptist Church in Glendale well qualifies him for his new post.” Notice that, like J. Alfred Smith, this Freemason is also a Baptist.

Of interest, Grace Community Church elder and executive director of Grace to You, Phil Johnson, is a Baptistic Calvinist. This statement appears on his website:

“Theologically, Phil is a committed Calvinist—with a decidedly Baptistic bent.” (Who is Phillip R. Johnson?) Even more interesting is this statement: “He…is a member of the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals (FIRE).” The slogan of FIRE is “In essentials Unity, In non-essentials Liberty, in all things Charity.” (FIRE) Why is this interesting? FIRE’s slogan is nearly identical to the slogan of Phoenix Freemasonry! “It is the glory of Masonry to teach Unity in essentials, Liberty in details, Charity in all things; and by this sign its spirit must at last prevail.”

Sold at the Fuller Seminary bookstore is “The Complete Idiots Guide to Freemasonry.” The book description states that this book, written by a member of a Masonic Lodge, “offers a guide…that is intended to dispel much of the mythology that surrounds the secretive and often controversial movement.” Sounds like one would have to be an “idiot” to believe a “Guide to Masonry” written by a Mason who has taken oaths not to reveal Masonic secrets.

The Fuller bookstore sells numerous books about the Talmud and the Kabbalah. For example, “The Beliefnet Guide to Kabbalah” by Arthur Goldwag is in the Fuller bookstore. Does this book reveal the truth about the Kabbalah? The book’s description states, “The aim of this guide is to provide an informative and reader-friendly overview of Kabbalah, whose messages Moses is said to have received from God on Mount Sinai.” Moses received the Kabbalah from God on Mount Sinai!?! How perverse!

May I remind the reader that Freemasonry is based on Talmudic Judaism, and that the Kabbalah is the blood and bone of Talmudic Judaism. According to Manly P. Hall, 32nd degree Freemasonry is typified by the Kabbalist Tree of Life:

“When the ten numbers which pertain to the globes (Sephiroth) are combined with the 22 letters relating to the channels [pathways between the sephiroth], the resultant sum is 32…which is analogous to the first 32 degrees of Freemasonry, which elevate the candidate to the dignity of a Prince of the Royal Secret.” (The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P Hall, 1928)

Manly P Hall was honored in Sept, 1990 by The Scottish Rite Journal, who called him “The Illustrious Manly P. Hall” and “Masonry’s Greatest Philosopher.”

In 1866, Dr. Isaac M. Wise wrote in The Israelite of America, “Masonry is a Jewish institution, whose history, degrees, charges, passwords and explanations are Jewish from end to end.”

A Masonic website states, “The philosophy or religion of esoteric Freemasonry (that understood only by the inner circle) is practically identical to that of the Jewish Cabala.”(The Masonic Trowel)

The president of Fuller Seminary, Richard Mouw, is a columnist at Beliefnet, a comparative religion website. An article by Mouw at Beliefnet states, “Since I am a seminary president…I have a vested interest in what goes on in contemporary Catholicism, having devoted considerable energy in recent years to evangelical-Catholic dialogue…” At Beliefnet, all world religions are promoted. Another Beliefnet columnist is Starhawk, a witch. (Christianity Today: Richard Mouw)

Dr. Richard Mouw is a Calvinist. “Mouw was Professor of Christian philosophy at Calvin College for seventeen years. He has also served as a visiting professor to the Free University of Amsterdam.” (Wikipedia: Richard Mouw) “Founded in 1876, Calvin College is an educational institution of the Christian Reformed Church and stands in the Reformed tradition of Protestantism. Calvin College is named after John Calvin, the 16th century Protestant Reformer.” (Wikipedia: Calvin College)

According to B’nai B’rith, “Calvinism is of Jewish origin. It was deliberately conceived to split the adherents of the Christian religions and divide the people. Calvin’s real name was Cohen! … Calvin was one of our children; he was of Jewish descent, and was entrusted by Jewish authority and encouraged with Jewish finance to draft his scheme in the reformation.” (The Reformation: Rosicrucian Connections)

Dr. Mouw engages in dialogue with Jewish rabbis. “The University of Judaism and its Sigi Ziering Institute are hosting a conversation between Dr. Richard Mouw, President of the Fuller Theological Seminary, and Dr. Elliot Dorff [a rabbi], Rector of the University of Judaism.” (American Jewish University)

Dr. Richard Mouw is also an apologist for Mormonism. (“Mainstreaming Mormonism”) In November 2004, he spoke at a Mormon Tabernacle in Temple Square, Salt Lake City. “He offered a stunningly candid apology to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and [noted] that ‘friendship has not come easily between our communities.’ He dubbed the evening ‘historic’ and apologized that evangelicals ‘have often misrepresented the faith and beliefs of the Latter-day Saints.’” (Christianity Today)

At the Mormon Tabernacle Dr. Mouw stated, “I know that I have learned much in this continuing dialogue, and I am now convinced that we evangelicals have often seriously misrepresented the beliefs and practices of the Mormon community. Indeed, let me state it bluntly to the LDS folks here this evening: we have sinned against you. The God of the Scriptures makes it clear that it is a terrible thing to bear false witness against our neighbors, and we have been guilty of that sort of transgression in things we have said about you. We have told you what you believe without making a sincere effort first of all to ask you what you believe.” (Wikipedia) Bear false witness? Guilty of transgression? Do Evangelicals “seriously misrepresent” the beliefs and practices of Mormonism?

Mormon doctrine teaches that Lucifer is not the devil, Satan, but Venus, the Morning Star.  Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is not God but a “lesser god” and the older brother of Lucifer. (Jesus & Lucifer Brothers?) Mormons believe that they are becoming “gods.” They also believe that they descended from the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. (The Mormon Teachings of Gwen Shaw) Imitating Moses, Mormon founder and prophet, Joseph Smith, received the Golden Tablets from the Angel Moroni. Imitating Jesus Christ, Smith surrounded himself with twelve Apostles; however, his innermost circle were Kabbalists. (Crypto-Jewry) The Mormon obsession with bloodlines is identical to the Merovingian bloodline conspiracy. The fact is that Mormonism is a front for Merovingian Jewry and its international network of Freemasonry. “Mormonism and Freemasonry are so intimately interwoven and interrelated that the two can never be dissociated.” (Freemasonry Watch)

With Dr. Mouw as Fuller Seminary president, it’s not surprising that the Fuller bookstore sells numerous books on the Kabbalah and Talmudic Judaism. For example, “Kabbalah—A Brief Introduction for Christians.” Does this book warn Christians about the Kabbalah? To the contrary, the description states, “By learning something about Kabbalah, Christians can deepen their insight into the highest teachings of their own tradition. The resonance between the two traditions is profound.” (Fuller Bookstore) What resonance hath light with darkness? How can Christians deepen their insight into Christ’s teaching by studying paganism, magic and witchcraft?

Most of the books available in the Fuller bookstore don’t have descriptions. Other books on Kabbalah available in the bookstore include: “Connecting to God—Ancient Kabbalah & Modern Psychology,” “Absorbing Perfections—Kabbalah,” “Enneagram & Kabbalah—Reading Your Soul (2nd Ed),” “Essential Kabbalah,” “Kabbalah & The Art of Being,” “Kabbalah—New Perspectives,” “Meditation & Kabbalah,” “Power of Kabbalah,” “Seeing God—Lessons Of The Kabbalah,” “Wisdom Of The Kabbalah,” “Way—Using The Wisdom Of The Kabbalah,” among others.

What kind of ministers are produced by Fuller Seminary? The following is a profile of a Fuller Seminary graduate who is now on the Board of Directors of the International Kabbalah Society:

“Rev. Megan Wagner, M.A., is Director of Spiritual Psychology at ChI. She is a therapist, spiritual director, artist, Kabbalah teacher, interfaith minister, drummer, ritual leader and author. She is the author of The Sapphire Staff: Walking the Western Mystical Way, a guide to the 7 stages of psycho-spiritual awakening from Kabbalah and the Tree of Life. (See: Tree Of Life Teachings – Home.) Rev. Wagner is founding director of Tree of Life Teachings International, where she runs Tree of Life Training, a Kabbalah School, and leads sacred journeys to Crete, Europe, Mexico and Africa. Her healing work integrates Psychology, Mysticism, Shamanism, Astrology, Alchemy and the sacred arts of drumming, chanting, storytelling and ritual. She trained in Family Systems and Jungian Psychology and has 25 years of counseling experience, including 12 years of supervision in psychodynamic counseling and personal analysis in analytic depth psychology. She also trained extensively in London with Kabbalah Master Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi and now lectures on Kabbalah internationally and in the USA. She is on the Board of Directors of the International Kabbalah Society. In addition to her work in Therapy and Spiritual Guidance, Rev. Wagner offers a certificate course in Spiritual Psychology. She also holds The Feminine Path of Power Retreats (see http://www.thefemininepathofpower.com/), where she performs women’s initiation stories and leads rituals designed to help women feel more embodied, empowered and connected to spirit. An interfaith minister, Rev. Wagner earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, and a Masters of Metaphysics from the University of Sedona, Sedona, Arizona. (SPIRITUAL PSYCHOLOGY)” (Chaplaincy Institute for Arts & Interfaith Ministries)

Megan Wagner, along with Jim Larkin, are the Founding Directors of Tree of Life Teachings International. Tree of Life Teachings International runs a “Kabbalistic School of the Soul.” Jim Larkin, a “facilitator” at Tree of Life Teachings, received his Mdiv at Fuller Seminary, PhD pending in Comparative Religions. (Tree of Life Teachings International)

The “tree” symbol for the Kabbalist Tree of Life Teachings as seen on Wagner and Larkin’s About Us page looks nearly identical to the tree on the cover of Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Driven Life, seen here. Notice that the symbol for American Jewish University (formerly University of Judaism), where Fuller president Richard Mouw spoke, is a similar tree.

A Hollywood filmmaker is a professor at Fuller. Craig Detweiler who received a MDiv and a PhD at Fuller Seminary is now an Associate Professor of Theology and Culture and Co-director of the Reel Spiritual Institute School of Theology, the area of Fuller’s Brehm Center focused on theology and film. “Detweiler is a filmmaker who has written scripts for numerous Hollywood films…He leads a coalition of schools and educators to the Sundance Film Festival each year for Fuller’s WindRider Forum in Park City, Utah.” (Fuller Faculty) The WindRider Forum partners with Fuller Theological Seminary to provide “an opportunity for conversations at the intersection of faith and film.” This past year, the theme of the Windrider Forum was “Filmmaking for Social Change.”

“He [Detweiler] has often been featured in the media, including the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and ABC… In 2007, Detweiler completed production on a documentary investigating the clash between the secular and the Christian world entitled Purple State of Mind.” Craig Detweiler wrote the book, “A Purple State of Mind: Finding Middle Ground in a Divided Culture.” In the movie, Detweiler claims to be a Christian, and John Marks is an unbeliever. Detweiler and Marks co-produced this movie as a conversation between a believer and an unbeliever to “find common ground.” “A Purple State” refers to a Third Way compromise between liberal and conservative political views, and also between liberal and fundamental Christianity.

“Our culture is reeling from divisiveness and strife. People are divided politically (into red and blue states), morally, and spiritually. Successful author and Hollywood filmmaker Craig Detweiler reveals how to be a ‘purple’ Christian—a follower of Christ who finds middle ground, not to compromise but to converse. He empowers readers to build relationships rather than erect barriers so they can more effectively communicate and live out the good news. This relevant and practical guide reveals ways to… *communicate the gospel with humility* promote prolife and pro–family positions in a pluralistic society *love members of the gay community* relate to people in other faith traditions. The Christian community has become known for what it opposes rather than what it proposes—faith, hope, and love. A Purple State of Mind dismantles unhelpful misrepresentations of Jesus’ life–giving message and presents it in a fresh, contemporary way.” (A Purple State of Mind: Finding Middle Ground in a Divided Culture)

Fuller Seminary offers many books promoting pagan religions that may be required reading in their apologetics and comparative religions courses. The following are just some of the titles available in the Fuller bookstore: “Drawing Down the Moon—Witches Druids Goddess-Worshippers & Other Pagans in America” by Margot Adler, “Magic Witchcraft &Religion- An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural (7th Ed),” “Shaminism,” “Witchcraft & Sorcery,” “Pagan Christianity—Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices,” “Oedipus & The Devil—Witchcraft Sexual,” “Magic & Witchcraft,” “Demon Lovers—Witchcraft Sex & Crisis,” “Entertaining Satan—Witchcraft,” “Ancient Christian Magic—Coptic Texts,” “Ancient Magic & Ritual Power,” “Ancient Philosophy Mystery & Magic,” “Black Magic—Religion & The African,” “Byzantine Magic,” “Earthly Bodies Magical Selves,” “Magic & Paganism in Early Christianity,” “Magic Faith & Healing,” “Magic Kingdom of God,” “Magic Mystery & Science—Occult in West,” “Prayer Magic & The Stars in The Ancient,” “Tales of a Magic Monastery,” “Magic Mountain (a novel),” “Real Magic—Creating Miracles,” “Greek Magical Papyri in Translation,” “Magic & Magicians in The Greco-roman,” “Magic in The Ancient Greek World,” “Magic in The Middle Ages,” “Magic & Paganism—Acts,” and “Ephesians—Power & Magic,” among others.

Also available in the Fuller Seminary bookstore is “Gospel According to Bruce Springsteen—Rock & Redemption from Asbury Park to Magic.” The author of this book is Jeffrey Symynkywicz. The book description states, “Symynkywicz, a Unitarian Universalist minister, reflects on important themes about life found in the music of Bruce Springsteen.”

The curriculum of Fuller Seminary does not instruct ministerial students in the narrow way of salvation through Jesus Christ alone but introduces them to the broad way which leads to destruction. Rather than teaching and preaching the Word of God, Fuller Seminary has freely acknowledged that it is an interfaith agency promoting the Communitarian Third Way agenda:

“Fuller is welcoming both to the evangelical conservative and the theologically liberal. The faculty consists of a variety of Christian scholars with equally diverse backgrounds. Students and professors often hold diametrically opposing views and vehemently debate a wide range of religious and ethical issues, yet remain committed to their Christian camaraderie. Fuller’s diverse student body and ecumenical persuasion are among its chief strengths. It is also frequently at the center of debate among religious and secular intellectuals on issues ranging from politics, religion, science and culture. Fuller instructors have been cited as seeking ways out of the conservative/liberal debate: ‘We need to be the voice of a third way that flows out of biblical values, instead of buying into the political ideology of either the right or the left.’ Currently, Fuller reports that faculty and students come from over 150 Christian denominations representing a wide variety of theological viewpoints.” (Wikipedia)

Let me reiterate that John Macarthur’s father, Jack Macarthur, was Director of the Fuller Evangelistic Foundation which established Fuller Seminary as well as co-founder of the Hollywood Christian Group with J. Edwin Orr — which places him firmly within Henrietta Mears’ inner circle and in “the lineage of the monstrous apostasy.” It may be noted that John Macarthur graduated from Talbot Theological Seminary, the seminary for Biola University (formerly Biola College). The chairman of the board of Biola from 1928-1932 was none other than Charles Fuller. (By 1928, Biola had apostatized, according to Charles Trumbull, the editor of the most influential periodical of the fundamentalist movement, The Sunday School Times.) (Give the Wind a Mighty Voice)

The following sections provide two more examples of John Macarthur’s support for Southern Baptist Convention leaders and church growth advocates:

PART 7 – ALBERT MOHLER & MARK DEVER

ENDNOTES

113. http://www.wayoflife.org/files/3e4bcd36c2d50f2201fbffb85f5803d8-73.html;

http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/general.htm

114. http://www.voiceofcalvaryradio.com/legacy3.htm

115. http://watch-unto-prayer.org/toc-ea.html

116. “Alarm Over Church Talks With Druids,” Jonathan Petre, Sunday, May 21, 2000; Issue 1822, Electronic Telegraph

117. Bailey, Alice. Initiation, Human and Solar, Lucis Publishing Co. 1922, pp. 61-2.

118. http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/general.htm

119. http://www.geocities.com/hebrews928/dagrwcm1.html

120. http://phillipjohnson.blogspot.com/2005/06/in-memoriam-dr-jack-macarthur-19142005.html

121. http://www.geocities.com/hebrews928/dagrwcm1.html

122. George Marsden’s book, Reforming Fundamentalism: Fuller Seminary and the New Evangelicalism, p. 135.

123. http://www.geocities.com/hebrews928/dagrwcm1.html; Ethel May Baldwin & David V. Benson, Earl 0. Roe, ed., Dream Big: The Henrietta Mears Story, Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1990. p.304,305.

124. http://educate-yourself.org/mc/illumformula5Bchap.shtml

125. http://www.nyoes.org/famous.php

126. http://www.durham.net/~cedar/royrogers.html

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

128. http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/general.htm

John MacArthur’s Masonic Heritage

John MacArthur’s great grandfather, Thomas Fullerton, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island

 

Thomas Fraser Fullerton, PGM
Most Worshipful Brother
Thomas Fraser Fullerton, PGM*
Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M.; Grand Master 1913 – 1914
Thomas Fraser Fullerton was born at Glasgow, Scotland, on March 28th, 1861.
He received his early education at a Public School, matriculating into Glasgow University from which he graduated as Prizeman.
Having fitted himself for a life of theological work he came to America in 1889, and after a short Pastorate in St. John, N. B., he accepted a call to St. James Presbyterian Church (Kirk) in Charlottetown, P. E. I. This charge he still holds, and has held continually for twenty-one years, with the exception of one year while in active service as Chaplain with the Royal Canadian Regiment in the South African War in 1900.
He received the Degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Presbyterian College at Halifax, N. S. in 1913.
In Masonry he received his first light as an Entered Apprentice in St. Johns Lodge, No. 1, Charlottetown, on March 15th, 1901, as a Fellow Craft, April 16th, and as Master Mason, May 14th, of the same year. He presided as Worshipful Master of St. Johns Lodge in 1911. In the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite he received the degrees of the Lodge of Perfection and Rose Croix Chapter in 1903, and the intermediate degrees to 32 degree in Charlottetown Consistory in 1911.
In the Grand Lodge he was Grand Chaplain, 1907-10; Senior Grand Deacon, 1911; Deputy Grand Master, 1912 and Grand Master, 1913.
From the Proceedings of the 38th Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island A. F. & A. M. (1913).

 

John Macarthur has boasted that he is the last in his family lineage of pastors that goes back five generations to Scotland.  The following excerpt from a sermon Macarthur gave that was aired on a Grace To You broadcast mentions these five generations of pastors which includes his great grandfather, Thomas Fullerton, who is described in particular.

“The good news is, when the soil is prepared by God, there’s going to be an explosion of spiritual fruit and the harvest will go on and on and on and on and on and on. A nice young man in our church was recently in Prince Edward Island and I had said in the church service that my great grandfather was a pastor of St. James Kirk Presbyterian Kirk in Prince Edward Island back in the 1800’s. So when he was up there, he started digging around and found all kinds of things about my great grandfather. Thomas Fullerton was his name and he was pastor there at the main church in Charletown(?) for about twenty-eight years. He was a chaplain in the Canadian Military and he went to the Bower(?) War in South Africa and fought and did ministry among the troops. And you look back and that and you say, Okay, there’s a…his father was also a pastor who had been in Scotland and then gone to Australia and come there and at some point the Lord plowed the heart of that family and it just kept going and it just kept going and it kept going and it came down through my…from my great-grandfather to my grandmother, his daughter, and then through her to my father and then through me and this is the explosion and we’re all in this process somewhere.”  (A Diagnosis of the Soils)

Who was Thomas Fullerton?

Who was John Fullerton Macarthur, Jr’s great grandfather?  The following was written by The Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island.​

Most Worshipful Brother

Thomas Fraser Fullerton, PGM

Grand Lodge of

Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M.;

Grand Master 1913 – 1914

“Thomas Fraser Fullerton was born at Glasgow, Scotland, on March 28th, 1861.

“He received his early education at a Public School, matriculating into Glasgow University from which he graduated as Prizeman.

“Having fitted himself for a life of theological work he came to America in 1889, and after a short Pastorate in St. John, N. B., he accepted a call to St. James Presbyterian Church, (Kirk) in Charlottetown, P. E. I. This charge he still holds, and has held continually for twenty-one years, with the exception of one year while in active service as Chaplain with the Royal Canadian Regiment in the South African War in 1900.

“He received the Degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Presbyterian College at Halifax, N. S. in 1913.

“In Masonry he received his first light as an Entered Apprentice in St. Johns Lodge, No. 1, Charlottetown, on March 15th, 1901, as a Fellow Craft, April 16th, and as Master Mason, May 14th, of the same year. He presided as Worshipful Master of St. Johns Lodge in 1911. In the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite he received the degrees of the Lodge of Perfection and Rose Croix Chapter in 1903, and the intermediate degrees to 32degree in Charlottetown Consistory in 1911.

“In the Grand Lodge he was Grand Chaplain, 1907-10; Senior Grand Deacon, 1911; Deputy Grand Master, 1912 and Grand Master, 1913.

“From the Proceedings of the 38th Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island A.F. & A. M. (1913).”

Note: In 1892, Rev. Thomas Fullerton was also Grand Secretary of the Provincial Grand Orange Lodge for the Province under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of British America. (Canada: An Encyclopedia, p. 318)

Thomas Fullerton’s D.D. was Honorary

 According to John Macarthur: Freemason:

“The Grand Lodge of PEI’s tribute to Most Worshipful Brother Rev. Thomas Fullerton states that John MacArthur’s great grandfather received his Doctor of Divinity from Presbyterian College in 1913, the same year he became Provincial Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of PEI, Canada. According to The Canadian Annual Review of Public Affairs, Thomas Fullerton’s D.D. was an honorary degree rather than an earned degree.

  “HONOURARY DEGREES CONFERRED… Halifax Presbyterian College… Rev. Thomas Fraser Fullerton… Charlottestown… D.D.” (The Canadian Annual Review of Public Affairs, Vol. 13, John Castell Hopkins, p. 491)

“Thomas Fullerton’s theological studies and training were accomplished, therefore, not in a seminary but in the Masonic Lodge as he studied the requisite Masonic literature for initiation into the successive degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craftsman, Master Mason, Lodge of Perfection and Rose Croix and the 32nd Degree, the Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret.

Thomas Fullerton: A Ruler of the Whole Craft

Thomas Fullerton was the Grand Master of a Grand Lodge which governs other Masonic Lodges within a given area or jurisdiction.

“A Grand Lodge or Grand Orient is the usual governing body of ‘Craft’, ‘Blue Lodge’, or ‘Symbolic’ Freemasonry in a particular jurisdiction.” (Wiki).

“All Grand Jurisdictions regard the Grand Master as the ruler of the whole Craft, as well as the Grand Lodge; a Lodge or a brother who questions the authority of a Grand Master is so infrequent as to be remarked.” (Grand Master’s Powers)

It’s noteworthy that Thomas Fullerton was elected Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M. the same year that he received the honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Presbyterian College at Halifax, N. S.

“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.” (1 Corinthians 10: 21)

Was Thomas Fullerton a Druid?

Thomas Fullerton was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason and Grand Master of the Grand Lodge.  Was he also a Druid?  It’s quite possible that Thomas Fullerton was a Druid and for the following reasons:

1. Thomas Fullerton was born in Scotland and Druids lived in Scotland. (Druidic Places in Scotland)

2. Thomas Fullerton was a Grand Master in Masonry and Masons are our present Druids.  “Albert Churchward, another Masonic writer, states that Masons are ‘our present Druids.’ (Druid).

3. Thomas Fullerton received his Doctor of Divinity from the Presbyterian College at Halifax, Nova Scotia (New Scotland).  Druidism exists today in Nova Scotia (Druids in Nova Scotia).

4. Thomas Fullerton presided over Masonry within Prince Edward Island which is only about 10 miles from Nova Scotia.  The International Center of the Island Druid community is on Prince Edward Island (Island Druid).

Is John Fullerton Macarthur Jr. also a Mason and/or a Druid?

Read John Macarthur’s Druid Festival to learn that John Macarthur’s annual “Camp Regen” which he holds for high school age Christians is the Druid Festival of Lughnasadh.

Other Articles of Interest

John Macarthur: Freemason

John Macarthur’s Druid Festival

See: The Masonic Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Canada Quotes John Macarthur in their Recent Communiqué

See Roy Rogers Masonic Connection to read that John Macarthur’s father had a very close relationship with high ranking Freemasons.

See Masonic/Occult Symbols at John Macarthur’s Grace To You

See Is John Macarthur a Master of the Craft?

​See John Macarthur’s “Slave” Book Promotional Video Depicts the Masonic All-Seeing Eye Within a Pyramid

The Masters College IBEX Campus in Israel

IBEX is the name of an extension of The Master’s College in Israel.

“The Israel Bible EXtension program, called ‘IBEX’, is The Master’s College (TMC) extension program in Israel.” (IBEX)

In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word for “wild goat” refers to the IBEX:

Strong’s #3277. יָעֵל ya`el
from 3276; an ibex (as climbing):—wild goat.

The Ibex is larger than the common goat and its horns are much longer, sometimes more than a yard in length and curved, like the long-horned Baphomet which Knights Templar and Freemasons worship as the bisexual human-goat god of fertility.


This is the same horned fertility god invoked by Wiccans flashing their Satanic hand signs at John Macarthur’s Camp Regeneration.


Is the IBEX Campus of John Macarthur’s The Masters College in Israel Dedicated to the Horned Goat God of Freemasonry?

“Why would John MacArthur give his college in Israel the name of IBEX, a wild goat with great horns like the Baphomet? Jews living in Israel surely know what ‘IBEX’ means. Freemasons like John MacArthur’s great grandfather worshiped the horned goat god called Baphomet. John MacArthur has stated that his global ministry is the fruit of his Masonic great grandfather’s ministry.” (See: John MacArthur & Freemasonry)

The Baphomet is also worshiped by Satanists like the Hardcore, Deathcore and Black Metal bands. One Black Metal band called Ibex Throne made an album which displays the Baphomet on the cover:

SDL022 Ibex Throne (Usa) “Total Inversion” CD

“Ibex throne has unleashed the next round of artillery and warfare aimed at all religion and humanity. The future is lost, humanity is worthless, herald the end of existence and obtain this piece of black hatred. 8 new songs of blasphemous, Black Metal is Warfare, Not Music!!!”

The first song on the Ibex Throne album is “Anti-Christian Warfare”— the same warfare that is being waged globally by Freemasonry, Wiccans, Satanists and all pagan religions against Jesus Christ and His Church.

The widespread appeal of the Deathcore, Hardcore and Black Metal movement to the present youth culture should not be underestimated. SMNnews, which promotes and sponsors interactive forums for the “underground metal and hardcore world,” boasts that it has more than 35,000 registered members.

John Macarthur’s Spiritual Mentor was a Jewish Rabbi

John Macarthur’s father, Dr. “Jack” Macarthur, in addition to being the director of the foundation which started Fuller Seminary, was in Henrietta Mears’ inner circle and was involved at the highest level of the world ecumenical movement. The goal of the ecumenical movement is to create a one-world religion for the worship of Lucifer.  Christians have been falsely led to believe that the one-world religion will eradicate Christianity rather than transform it. (See John Macarthur’s Ecumenical Roots and What is the Church Growth Movement?)

According to an interview with Phil Johnson of Grace To You, John Macarthur stated that at his father’s request, he went to Talbot Theological Seminary (now known as Talbot School of Theology) “just because of him [Dr. Charles Feinberg], to be my mentor, my professor and [to take] every course that he offered.” (1)

Dr. Feinberg was Talbot Seminary’s first dean (1952-1975) and according to John Macarthur, was a Jewish rabbi.  In reference to his time at Talbot Seminary (I believe in the early 1960’s), John Macarthur stated, “Charles Feinberg…, just a converted rabbi, basically, studied fourteen years to be a rabbi.” (2)  Why are Jewish rabbis heading Christian seminaries?  Do you believe a Jewish Rabbi would personally tutor a Gentile?

According to Wikipedia “In 1930, he [Charles Feinberg] converted from Judaism to Christianity through the ministry of Chosen People Ministries.”

According to the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (Feinberg was a charter member of the ETS), “Charles Lee Feinberg was born on June 12, 1909…  He was reared in an orthodox Jewish home and prepared for the rabbinate for fourteen years prior to his conversion to Christ in the fall of 1930.”(3)

The curriculum for being a Rabbi involves studying the Talmud, the textbook of all rabbi’s and the basis of Judaism.  The Talmud is extremely anti-christian and greatly slanders the Lord Jesus Christ.  Dr. Feinberg studied the Babylonian Talmud and cited it in his writings.

Though John Macarthur refers to his spiritual mentor, Rabbi Feinberg, as a “Jewish Christian,” (4) Rabbi Feinberg’s son, Dr. John Feinberg, referred to his father posthumously as “an orthodox Jew” (5).

Of interest, according to the Lockman Foundation website, Dr. Feinberg was an original translator of the corrupt bible version, the NASB, the version from which John Macarthur currently preaches. Click here to read more about this corrupt bible version and the false Greek text from which it was translated.

There is also evidence that Rabbi Feinberg was a Calvinist.  “…or the treasury of notes in the New Scofield Bible written by an elite group of Bible scholars which included Charles Feinberg, who incidently, was a Calvinist.”  To those who have studied the truth about John Calvin, a crypto Jew, and the Protestant Reformation, it wouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that an orthodox Jewish rabbi was a Calvinist.  Click here to read a most enlightening article regarding evil Calvin, Calvinism, and the Rosicrucian roots of the Protestant Reformation.

Christian researchers have found definite connections to Freemasonry at the highest levels of the leadership of the Reformed movement (located in Edinburgh, Scotland).  Interestingly, the motto for FIRE (Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals), which includes Phil Johnson, the Executive Director of John Macarthur’s Grace To You, as a member, is nearly identical to the motto of Phoenix Freemasonry. (See John Macarthur’s Ecumenical Roots)


The following references the curriculum for Master of Divinity in Messianic Jewish Studies at the Charles Feinberg Center in partnership with Talbot School of Theology. The Feinberg program is approved by the Rockefeller-funded Assoc. of Theological Schools which is the accrediting institution of Talbot School of Theology. 

Where do Messianic Jewish Rabbi’s get their training? 

Do they attend a Yeshiva University or Bible College? I’d be interested in hearing the answers.

Best Answer

I’m a Messianic Jew and know a good amount about Messianic training. Unfortunately only some of the avenues of education can be presented here. There are many more.

In-depth education from an accredited University is required to become a Messianic Rabbi. They need as much education as a Conservative or Reform Rabbi does. Here’s some facts about their education.

FOR RABBIS:

Here are just some of the courses offered in Colleges having Messianic courses. These would be for those interested in a degree or Smichah program:

Pastoral Holistic Ministry, Pastoral Holistic Counseling, Theology/Religious Studies, All Messianic Missionaries and Rabbis know about Hebrew Synagogue forms of worship and liturgy, Shabbat observance and laws, Holy Day observance and laws, Extra biblical observances, Kosher laws, Life cycle events, Talmudic study, Zohar, Midrash Rabbah, Lawful forms of rabbinic interpretation of Scriptures, Rabbinic teaching methods.

Most importantly, Messianic rabbis must know about Oral Law and how it should be used in the messianic community. Here are some very accomplished and recognized Messianic Leaders. I’ll let their education speak for itself – each one has a short bio:

MESSIANIC JEWS – What education is required to be a MESSIANIC RABBI?


Here’s the criteria for one being ordained a Messianic Rabbi, as stated by one particular synagogue:

“The calling of a person to the Rabbinate is a serious and humbling experience. No one should enter into this calling lightly, or for selfish gain. Do to the preponderance proliferation of many self proclaimed “rabbis,” it is important that a firm definition and qualifications be established.

The Union of Conservative Messianic Jewish Synagogues does not agree with the popularly practiced procedure of a Christian Pastor becoming a Messianic Rabbi with no formal training or Jewish Heritage.

Would established mainline Churches would accept a Rabbi without any formal training on Christian Theology? Not Likely! Then why should Jewish Synagogues, Messianic, Reformed, Conservative, or Orthodox accept someone not properly trained.

CRITERIA FOR RABBI:

  • Jewish by birth or conversion
  • Have lived a predominately Jewish Lifestyle for a minimum of 3 years (preferably more, this includes secular Jews who have been away from the community)
  • Full identification as a Jew
  • Formal Yeshiva Training which must include: Torah, Talmud, Shulkan Aruch, Jewish History, Jewish Thought, and Jewish Lifestyle / see Shulkan Aruch below
  • For UCMJS rabbis, formal acceptance of UCMJS Halacha

THE CHARLES FEINBERG CENTER. . .

The Charles L. Feinberg Center is an accredited Master of Divinity program in Messianic Jewish Studies. The program is designed to train those with a call to full-time Jewish ministry as Messianic congregational leaders, outreach workers or educators.

These unique training needs are the focus of a program emphasizing biblical languages, Hebrew and Greek exegesis, and the understanding of rabbinic texts. Essential matters of theology and practice are treated through intensive study of Jewish law, religion, culture, sociology and history.

Students are encouraged to explore this rich heritage, and to develop effective methods to reach and serve today’s Jewish community. Practical areas of Jewish ministry are addressed through courses in apologetics, Jewish-Christian relations, pastoral care and counseling.

The Master of Divinity program is a professional degree designed to be completed in three years of full-time graduate study. 

THE SEMINARY:

  • Tuition scholarships and financial aid
  • Graduate classes in Messianic studies
  • A summer program offered in Los Angeles and offer full-time studies offered in New York City
  • Messianic Jewish studies integrated throughout the curriculum
  • Specialized library of over 10,000 works in Manhattan for Messianic Jewish studies and an extensive research library on the Southern California campus.
  • Practical field training through mentoring and internships
  • Professors with academic and Jewish ministry experience
  • Opportunities to attend lectures and cultural events, and take classes at Jewish institutions in Southern California and New York 

PARTNERSHIP AND ACCREDITATION:

Talbot School of Theology, a graduate institution of Biola University, is partnering with Chosen People Ministries to provide this Master of Divinity program in Messianic Jewish Studies.

MBI YESHEVA. Why?

  • To receive a quality Messianic Jewish education
  • To prepare for professional Messianic Jewish ministry
  • To have your Messianic ministry certified and recognized
  • To secure a Messianic Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree

THE MESSIANIC BIBLE INSTITUTE – YESHIVA:

Was formed to serve the unique need of those who feel especially called to Messianic studies and leadership, but cannot attend on-site classes.

MBI Yeshiva is both a Bible Institute and a Yeshiva. 

 Shulchan Aruch

“The Shulchan Aruch (Hebrew: שׁוּלחָן עָרוּך‎ [ʃulˈħan ʕaˈʁuχ], literally: “Set Table”)[1] also known as the Code of Jewish Law, is the most authoritative legal code of Judaism. It was authored in Safed, Ottoman Eyalet of Damascus, by Yosef Karo in 1563 and published in Venice two years later.[2] Together with its commentaries, it is the most widely accepted compilation of Jewish law ever written.

The halachic rulings in the Shulchan Aruch generally follow Sephardic law and customs…”


The Shulchan Aruch, the Code of Jewish Law, studied by Rabbinical students in the Yeshivas and Messianic Jewish schools such as the Feinberg Center, where students are “encouraged to explore the ‘rich heritage'” of rabbinic texts and Jewish law and take courses at Jewish institutions. The Shulchan Aruch was authored by Yosef Karo, a Kabbalist, which is often quoted in his works:

“Isserles, like Yosef Karo in the Shulchan Aruch, often quotes Kabbalistic sources and opinions in his various works, and writes of his great joy upon finding that his ruling concurred with what he later found written in the “words of the Zohar which were given at Sinai…”.

Moses Isserles


The Kabbalah is sephardic. The Talmud is Ashkenazi.”

Lurianic Kabbalah

“An important body of customs grew up in the Kabbalistic circle of Isaac Luria and his followers in Safed, and many of these have spread to communities throughout the Sephardi world:…”

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100418183342AAttk1i


  1. http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/80-33_John-MacArthurs-Life-Testimony
  2. http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/80-33_John-MacArthurs-Life-Testimony
  3. www.etsjets.org/files/JETS-PDFs/39/39-1/39-1-pp169-174_JETS.pdf- 
  4. http://www.bibleplaces.com/feinberg1960s.htm
  5. http://www.bibleplaces.com/feinberg1960s.htm

Albert Mohler & Mark Dever

Dr. R Albert Mohler

Every year John Macarthur invites Dr. R. Albert Mohler to be a keynote speaker at the GCC Pastors’ Conference. Dr. Mohler is greatly respected and sometimes quoted by GCC pastors in their sermons. Since John Macarthur invites Dr. Mohler to speak at his church, most Christians would assume he’s a true Christian. Let me give some information regarding Dr. Mohler.

Dr. Mohler is the President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; he is a member of the Board of Directors of “Focus on the Family;” and he has served as the chairman of the Billy Graham Crusades. According to his website bio, Dr. Mohler hosts a national radio program, “The Albert Mohler Program,” and has been listed in a Time magazine cover story as one of its “50 for the Future” evangelicals. Widely sought as a columnist and commentator, Dr. Mohler has been quoted by the N.Y. Times, The Wall St. Journal, USA Today and the Washington Post, among others. He’s appeared on many national news programs such as the “Today Show”, “Dateline NBC” and “The News Hour with Jim Leher.” Clearly, he has a close relationship with the Satanic press.

Let’s now focus on another of Dr. Mohler’s associations; an association that has been left out of his website bio. Dr. Mohler is a Founding Fellow of the Research Institute (think tank) of The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). The ERLC is the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Why is this information noteworthy? Because the ERLC is a non-governmental organization (NGO) listed with the UN’s Department of Public Information (DPI).

It can be seen that Dr. Mohler is a Founding Fellow of the ERLC by going to http://www.erlc.com/ and by clicking on “The Institute” at the top, then clicking on “Research Institute Fellows” near the bottom left of the page. One can see that the ERLC is a UN-NGO on the UNESCO website (www.un.org/ecosoc/). Click on “NGO Participation” and type in ERLC.

The ERLC of the SBC is a UN-NGO. What does it mean that the ERLC partners with the UN as an NGO? What are the criteria for NGO’s to be granted this status? The following are just a few of the criteria taken from UN Resolution 1996/31: “The NGO must support the principles of the Charter of the UN.” “The NGO must have a clear mission statement that is consistent with those principles.” “The NGO must have a satisfactory record of collaboration with the UN prior to association.” “The NGO must promote the initiatives and programmes, disseminate information and mobilize public opinion in support of the UN.” “The NGO must provide the UN with an audited annual financial statement.” And “the NGO must promote knowledge of the principles and activities of the UN.” (“Arrangements for Consultation with Non-Governmental Organizations“) This document makes it clear that no organization can be granted this status by the UN by accident. To be granted this status, an organization must agree with the UN and its one-world agenda.

Since all NGO’s must be in agreement with the UN agenda, and since that agenda includes the destruction of biblical Christianity and the creation of Satan’s one-world government with the emergence of the anti-Christ, one wouldn’t expect to find any church denominations with NGO status. But expectations can be wrong. The amazing fact is that many, if not all, of the major church denominations have been granted NGO status by the UN, and therefore, are all on board with the UN anti-Christ agenda. To give one example of this, years ago, I was urged to “trick or treat for UNICEF” (United Nations Children’s Fund) by the local United Methodist Church. The UMC serves the UN agenda as an NGO. This church/NGO encouraged “trick or treating” because it helped finance UNICEF.

The president of the ERLC and Dr. Mohler’s superior at the ERLC is Dr. Richard Land. Dr. Land is also a Founding Fellow of the Research Institute of the ERLC. Dr. Land was recently appointed to a second term on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom by President Bush. In 2005, Dr. Land was featured in Time magazine as one of “The 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America.” According to the ERLC website, more than 1.5 million people tune in weekly for the “For Faith and Family” broadcast ministry to hear Dr. Land speak on the social, ethical, and public policy issues facing our country. Dr. Land once told the SBC trustees that “there is nothing being done in the SBC that is more important than what is being done at the ERLC.”

Two years ago, it was stated on the ERLC’s “For Faith and Family” website [it’s since been changed] under “about us” that the Research Institute “brings together some of the brightest minds in the country to develop strategies for transforming the culture.” At the top of the opening page of the ERLC’s website under the “For Faith and Family” logo, it stated, “Transforming America.”

The ERLC publishes a magazine called “Faith & Family Values.” On the back cover of the July-August 2005 issue is an advertisement for Dr. Land’s book, “Imagine a God blessed America” (2006). The ad states, “Imagine an America…Where more Christians are radical change agents. Where people are liberated from the cult of self, and instead committed to the common good.” The ad goes on to say, “Dr. Richard Land, named one of ‘The Top 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America’ by Time magazine in 2005, boldly casts this compelling and inspiring vision, declaring that real change is possible…”

Dr. Land wants Christians to be “radical change agents committed to the common good.” This is clearly the language of Communitarianism and the dialectic process. A change agent’s purpose is to get others to compromise their Biblically-held truths for the “common good.” Like Tom Patton, the former Guild pastor, Dr. Land also “boldly casts” this “vision.”

According to the article, “Southern Baptist Leaders Claim Ties to Council on Foreign Relations,” by Bob Allen, written 11-30-06, Richard Land is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). 129. “Richard Land, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and Rick Warren, a mega-church pastor and author of The Purpose Driven Life, are on record as belonging to the Council on Foreign Relations.” This very disturbing fact, if true, hasn’t prevented John Macarthur from inviting Richard Land’s close associate, Al Mohler, into his church every year. Recall that John Todd stated that all members of the CFR believe that Lucifer is god supreme.

According to an article written by the Baptist Press 10-01-08, Richard Land is calling for “bridges of understanding” to solve the conflicts between the U.S. and Muslim communities. 130. To facilitate these bridges of understanding, Land, along with Madeleine Albright, are listed among members of the U.S. Muslim Engagement Project’s 33-member leadership group (33 is an important number in Free Masonry). This group “was supported in its work by Search for Common Ground and the Consensus Building Institute.” Are Christians called to find common ground and to reach consensus with Muslims? According to the article, the leadership group’s plans were lauded by Stephen Heintz, president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

The Research Institute of the ERLC is located at Leland House on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. The Institute’s director is Dr. Barrett Duke, Jr. During a phone conversation with a gentleman at Leland House, I was told that ALL the Research Institute Fellows (Dr. Mohler included) were dedicated to fulfilling the principles of the Charter of the UN. This fact can be assumed because, naturally, a fellow of a UN-NGO would be dedicated to the UN Charter.

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC is a front organization for the UN. This fact raises the following question: how can the SBC leaders claim to be opposed to the “globalist/one-world agenda” when they are, as a UN-NGO, dedicated to fulfilling this agenda? This right-wing, conservative Christian image that is put forth by the SBC/ERLC is clearly contradicted by solid evidence that the SBC/ERLC is working with the UN. “How can an organization advocate for the right, when they’re connected to the UN? Why do organizations which seem in opposition to each other have secret connections? The answer is to be found in the dialectical process; for those who would be enemies have now found ‘common ground.’ This is about synthesizing the far right with the far left into a ‘third way.’” (The Third Way: Politics of the Radical Center) It appears that John Macarthur has also now found common ground with Christ’s enemies.

Those who cite Dr. Mohler’s firing of liberals at Southern Seminary as evidence that he must be a “true brother in Christ” fail to understand that in creating a “conservative renaissance at the SBC,” they have created a successful “front” organization; for a successful front organization will have a label or an appearance that is to the far extreme of what the organization really does. This is why Communist front organizations are called “People for the American Way” or “Students for a Democratic Society.” If the SBC had a “left-wing” label or appearance, then it couldn’t draw the Christian, right-wing community into globalism.

This type of deception is called a “controlled opposition.” According to Barbara Aho, “In this deception, the perception is created that someone is out there fighting for conservative Christianity. This person gains the trust of Christians and then diverts their energy in another direction. Christians may think that someone is fighting their fight when, in fact, no conservative Christian agenda is being advanced. Because right wing front groups are created to deceive and to manipulate conservative Christianity, it’s important that Christians look beyond the outward appearance of organizations that profess to be Christian in order to evaluate their true agenda; for it is the goal of change agents within pseudo-Christian organizations to synthesize Christians with the world.”

Dr. Mohler is also a board member of “Focus on the Family.” FOTF is a highly ecumenical organization led by the psychologist, James Dobson. FOTF is also a UN-NGO with special consultative status listed with the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). (One can see that FOTF is dedicated to the UN agenda by going to the UN-Geneva website at http://www.unog.ch/.) Therefore, Dr. Mohler holds leadership positions in at least 2 NGO’s that serve the UN’s anti-Christ, one-world agenda. But this hasn’t stopped John Macarthur from inviting him into his church and pulpit every year.

“In 1989 Focus on the Family vice president Rolf Zettersten testified: ‘One of the striking first impressions I had when I came to Focus on the Family seven years ago was the diversity of denominations represented by my co-workers’ (Focus on the Family, December 1988). He said: ‘I joined the Nazarenes, Presbyterians, Baptists, and Charismatics (& many other denominations) who had cast their theological distinctives aside in order to achieve a common objective—to help families.’” 131. Diversity setting aside their differences to focus on a common issue is the synthesis phase of the dialectic process. To always be in this synthesis phase is “life-long learning.”

Dr. Mohler has been Chairman of a Billy Graham Crusade. According to David Cloud, “On May 3, 2001, the Baptist Press ran an article entitled “Hundreds of Southern Students Prepare for Graham Crusade.” R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of Southern Seminary, served as the chairman of Graham’s crusade. He told the Baptist Press, ‘Nothing else has brought together the kind of ethnic and racial and denominational inclusivity as is represented in this crusade; nothing in my experience and nothing in the recent history of Louisville has brought together such a group of committed Christians for one purpose.’” Dr. Mohler is talking about pastors coming together from diverse backgrounds and setting aside their differences for a common purpose. This is the synthesis phase of the dialectic process.

I was told by the GCC staff that all questions directed to Dr. Mohler at the Pastors’ Conference would be pre-screened. For a $325 admission fee, I wouldn’t be allowed to ask a question of Dr. Mohler without it being approved. I know that John Macarthur and the GCC elders and pastors are aware of Dr. Mohler’s UN connections (I have told them). They don’t want his UN connections exposed. Why? Is it because the exposure would hinder John Macarthur’s ecumenical objectives?

John Macarthur is disobedient to the Biblical doctrine of separation and his elders and pastors seem to be in the business of justifying that disobedience. At the 2005 pastors’ conference, Phil Johnson gave a talk entitled “Dead Right: The Failure of Fundamentalism.” In that talk, Mr. Johnson attempted to justify inviting Dr. Mohler to the Shepherds’ Conference. Mr. Johnson stated, ‘Billy Graham refuses to practice separation from Roman Catholics and liberals. OK, we won’t participate in his crusades. But Al Mohler once participated in a Billy Graham Crusade. Are we therefore obliged to separate from Al Mohler? Now you’re into the third degree of separation. And since we haven’t broken fellowship with Mohler, are fundamentalists required to separate from John Macarthur and everyone who associates with him? See how quickly we get to fourth and fifth-degree separation? But that is exactly the way separation works in the modern fundamentalist movement. Seriously, a fundamentalist friend told me that the main reason he could never attend a Shepherds’ Conference or have anything to do with John Macarthur is because Macarthur hasn’t broken fellowship with Al Mohler, and Mohler has a connection to Billy Graham, and therefore Macarthur is not a truly separated man.”

Regarding Mr. Johnson’s statement that GCC won’t participate in Graham’s crusades because Graham won’t separate from Catholics and liberals, the following question could be asked: Billy Graham openly denies Biblical doctrine; why isn’t that the reason GCC won’t participate in his crusades? Mr. Johnson then questions why GCC should be separate from Dr. Mohler. After all, he states, “Al Mohler once participated in a Billy Graham crusade” and “Mohler has a connection to Graham.” Why does Mr. Johnson try to give the impression that Al Mohler “once participated” in a Billy Graham crusade or that Al Mohler has “a connection” to Graham when Dr. Mohler’s participation in the Billy Graham crusade was in the capacity of Chairman?! According to Mr. Johnson, GCC will separate from Graham because he is connected to Catholics and liberals; yet, the GCC elders and pastors, knowing that Dr. Mohler is connected to the United Nations, won’t separate from him. Why?

Dr. Mark Dever

Another man invited by John Macarthur to be a keynote speaker at the GCC Pastors’ Conference is Dr. Mark Dever. Dr. Dever is a director of The Alliance for Confessing Evangelicals and a trustee of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church (CHBC) in Washington, D.C. and is the executive director of 9Marks Ministries. Dr. Al Mohler has praised his fellow Southern Baptist, Dr. Dever, by calling him “One of the most faithful and insightful pastors of our time.”

The CHBC website states that the CHBC is “A Southern Baptist church since its founding… CHBC is in friendly cooperation with the causes of the SBC.” The symbol for CHBC includes a “shield cross.” The “shield cross” is a Masonic symbol. 132.

CHBC is a transformational ministry employing small groups. “We know that ministry is about transforming people and building Godly communities through the gospel.” Once a year CHBC “lay[s] out our overall vision for small groups.” “Small groups…[is] the context for facilitating discipleship relationships.” They expect “small group leaders” to “facilitate discipling relationships” and “be willing to create an open culture, and accept new members.” “We recognize the benefits single-sex groups can have in facilitating a healthy vulnerability and accountability…” Their small group leaders are trained on “how to build community” and “how to raise up new leaders.” “…most of our groups are ‘general community groups’ so that every group looks more like a microcosm of the whole church. We want the culture of the whole to be reflected in the parts.” They want their readers to “catch a vision” for what the next generation of pastors might look like. “Those who only learn ministry in the classroom often do not catch the vision of entrusting the ministry to others.” CHBC “seeks a healthy corporate life for churches across the world.”

CHBC financially supports Access Partners. Mark Dever stated, “CHBC supports Access Partners because they provide us with an important service.” What is this service? The Access Partners website states, “Access Partners develops businesses that facilitate church planting in locations least reached by the gospel.” Access Partners wants people to “consider joining us in this mission of change.”

Communitarianism involves developing a sustainable church-business-government partnership. Access Partners stresses “the importance of business in church planting strategy” because “it became evident that business was increasingly the only way of bringing the gospel to those who had not heard…” Therefore, their church planting teams are now setting up “kingdom businesses.” Access Partners states, “…on the world stage, two events are happening: the need for new access strategies [accessing countries] and business as a means for sustainable international development. This is where our part begins.” Access Partners wants to create businesses “that both contribute to a country’s economy and provide sustainability and credibility for those wishing to advance the gospel in that country.” A missionary team is provided “credibility” by operating a business? What is the nature of this “missionary work” taking place under the cover of business?

“Access Partners functions within a strategy that we and others call Business as Mission (BAM).” Access Partners states, “Like any business, these companies need capital to get started. We are building a network of ‘Kingdom Investors’” who will fund “these ‘Great Commission Companies.’” “In 2004, the Lausanne Movement…writes in their Business as Mission Manifesto that BAM ‘is about business with a Kingdom of God perspective, purpose, and impact…’” Access Partners wants to “implement sustainable [business] models” that will “take into consideration the community’s benefit. We want these businesses to be a blessing to the cities they serve.” “We are blessed to work within a network of like-minded organizations.”

Dr. Dever has written a book entitled “Nine Marks of a Healthy Church.” Though I have not read this book, I have read an article written by Dr. Dever on his website entitled “How to change your church.” The first sentence of this article states, “Change is necessary.” This statement is a declared paradigm shift and basically a declaration of war against God. Dr. Dever goes on to say, “How to change? We must lead our churches to change, and yet we must realize that such change will often be difficult. Even if the change you envision is right, there is still further question of whether the time is right for that change.” The article goes on to say, “With almost any group of several score or larger, some people will resist needed changes. At that point, the group has a crucial decision to make — is it more important that we find some way to continue to include everyone who is presently here, or is it more important that we (as a group) move in a particular direction, even if such a move comes at the cost of certain ones of our number leaving because they do not feel that they can consent to this change?”

Dr. Dever has stated that, in May 1996, he dismissed 256 members of his church. “So we did that and then in our main members’ meeting we actually voted out, out of our 500 members, 256. And that was a big step towards meaningful membership.” 133. These 256 people were dismissed for being inadaptive to his “envisioned change.” Dr. Dever, another friend of John Macarthur, is obviously another change agent within the church.

Churches subverted by the church growth movement want to remove the people who are blocking church transformation. It’s the true Christian who holds to God’s Word and refuses to participate in the small group dialectic process that blocks church transformation. Dismissing true Christians from a church is antithetical to Biblical Christianity.

Final Thoughts

John the Baptist was beheaded for telling the truth about Herod. Not long ago, when John Macarthur was a guest on Larry King Live, incredibly, he stated three times, unsolicited, on national TV, that President George Bush was a Christian! Macarthur said, “Just happens that George Bush is a Christian…Yes, he’s a Christian, so he talks to the Lord about the [concerns] of his life.” This can be read near the bottom of the transcript here.

Why do the producers of Larry King’s show invite John Macarthur on national TV? They want him to take a biblical position opposed by the liberal position of another guest hoping that a compromise can be reached by the audience between the two positions. In other words, Macarthur allows himself to be used in a dialectic process facilitated by Larry King. There are thousands of pastors in the US who understand the gospel. Why do the producers of Larry King Live invite John Macarthur? They know he can be counted on to toe their line on “sensitive” subjects like George Bush’s “Christianity,” Israel (which he seems to fully support), and the war in Iraq (which he supports), etc. A Christian researcher once said that if you ever see a face on TV, then you can be sure that the person behind the face is considered safe and under control.

John Macarthur is a member of several pseudo-Christian orgs, such as the National Religious Broadcasters, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and The Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. When I recently called the GCC “Pastor of the Day” to confirm if Macarthur was a member of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), he responded, “That depends on where you’re going with this.” I know a Christian who recently emailed GCC to ask if Macarthur was a member of the above mentioned orgs without ever receiving a reply.

This paper has exposed the fact that GCC is fully on board with the Church Growth Movement. This was not an expose of John Macarthur’s doctrine and teachings. There have been several articles written detailing the true teachings as well as the false teachings, compromise, and ecumenism of John Macarthur. One article on Macarthur can be read here.  See also:

JOHN MACARTHUR: MAINSTREAMING PAGANISM IN THE CHURCH

Pastor George Zeller, M.A., Ph.D., of Middletown Bible Church, 349 East Street, Middletown, CT 06457, has compiled a 100+ page book showing what he believes to be Macarthur’s doctrinal errors, which is available for $6.00 plus shipping. (I haven’t read this book.) According to Pastor Zeller, “The book deals mainly with Sonship, his one view nature, Lordship salvation,…and especially his teaching that Christ did not die for all men.” Email: georgezeller@juno.com.

GCC is not only a California non-profit religious corporation, but it is a 501(c) 3 entity. According to the courts, a corporation is “a creature of the state” and the state “is sovereign over the corporation.” Grace Church leaders may say that they depend on the Lord Jesus Christ for protection and that He is their sovereign, but by incorporating, they show that the state is their sovereign, as they must now follow many state regulations; and it is the state that they really depend on for “protection.” For most of US history it was illegal for a church to incorporate. More can be read about this at (http://www.hushmoney.org/). (GCC is a corporation that has an HR department. Christians at GCC are considered “human resources.”)

Like many corporate leaders, John Macarthur is well compensated financially. I don’t know what salary John Macarthur receives from GCC or how much he receives for writing his books and giving talks, etc., but it is in the public record that for the 2006 calendar year he received $123,785 for being President of The Masters College and Seminary 134. and he received $160,363 for being President of Grace To You. 135. That’s $284,148.00, not counting his church salary, book royalties and speaking fees.

Other GCC leaders are also well compensated. For 2006, the Executive Director of Grace To You, Phil Johnson, received $193,430. John Macarthur’s son-in-law, Kory Welch, as Video Production Director at Grace To You received $102,277 and other Grace To You board members received in excess of $100,000.

The leaders of The Masters College and Seminary are also well compensated with their Sr. VP, Richard Mayhue, receiving $199,211 in 2006. And the public record, though limited, shows that their Seminary Professors are also well paid with one receiving $146,882 for 2006 (this was the highest Seminary Professor salary listed).

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“But there were false apostles also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you; whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.” 2Pet 2:1-3

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matt 7:13-15

ENDNOTES

129. http://christianresearchnetwork.com/?p=602

130. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=29038

131. http://watch.pairsite.com/database.html#dobson

132. http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&q=shield+cross

133. http://walkingtogether.typepad.com/walking_together/2007/08/a-lost-intervie.html

134. http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2007/956/001/2007-956001907-03c15615-9.pdf

135. http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2007/953/846/2007-953846510-03a148d6-9.pdf

A Facilitator-Led Church Group is the Gate to Hell

A Letter of Warning to Kurt Gebhards’ Hickory Harvest Church, the Harvest Bible Chapel Affiliate in North Carolina: “A Church of Life Groups
 
Dear Hickory Harvest Church Attendee,
 
I’m a fellow Christian that has an interest in your church’s recent transition to the Harvest Bible Chapel model.  If you’d be kind enough to indulge me, then I’d like to pose some questions to you regarding your church transition:  Have you felt that something isn’t quite right regarding your transition to the Harvest Bible Chapel ministry model?  Do you get the feeling that something is wrong with this transition biblically, but you can’t quite put your finger on it?  Do you feel that you are now being slowly led astray from God’s biblical will?  Do you get the feeling that somehow your church is being used to further an unbiblical agenda (an agenda for which you are footing the bill)?  Have you felt that your new pastor may be hiding something?  Have you felt that if there was a way to go back and NOT vote to move forward with the Harvest transition you would?  If you answered in the affirmative, then please allow me to try to clarify for you what is now happening to your church since the Harvest Bible Chapel takeover.  I’ll try make it brief and to the point and rather than copy and paste, I’ll place several links where you can read more if you so desire.
 
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1
 
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”  II Corinthians 11:13-15
 
“And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.” Galatians 2:4
 
“For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.” Acts 20:29-30
 
As you know, your church is now being conformed to the Harvest Bible Fellowship organizational model.  The basis of this organizational model are facilitator-led groups.  At Harvest Bible Fellowship affiliate churches these facilitator-led groups are called “Life Groups.”  Because your church’s new leadership has recently “launched” Life Groups and because their importance has been stressed, I’d like to spend time explaining what these groups are in order that you’ll understand that Christians should never participate in them and that they have no place in the church of Jesus Christ.
 
As you know, all church attendees are being strongly encouraged, if not required, to participate in Life Groups.  All Life Groups have a leader who functions as a facilitator as well as an apprentice leader who will one day leave to start his own Life Group once he has learned group facilitation skills.
 
All Life Group participants will be held “accountable” to their Life Group leader who will be accountable to Flock Leaders who will be accountable to the church pastors who will be accountable to the church elders and so forth up the line.  In this manner, all Life Group participants will be watched and monitored and can be controlled from the top.  Five hundred members of a traditional church can’t be controlled, but those 500 members can easily be controlled if placed into 50 facilitator-led groups which are overseen by a hierarchy of leaders.  “Accountability” is a word that will be frequently used by your new church leaders.  But they aren’t referring to your accountability to God.  Participation in “Life Groups” will shift your accountability from God to your group leader, group vision, and church leadership.
 
As stated, all “Life Group” leaders function as group facilitators.  A facilitator is a term used in communist mind control.  A facilitator is also known as a change agent.  One researcher has stated that the actual socio-psychological name for a facilitator is a heresiarch (one who practices heresy).  A group facilitator is often called a group “leader” who acquires group facilitation skills through “leadership training” or “leadership development.”
 
A facilitator is not a traditional bible teacher.  He won’t preach and teach God’s word.  Instead, he will facilitate a dialogue to group consensus (what all in the group can agree upon and feel good about) through the use of questioning.  This is also called critical thinking (questioning authority).  The model social psychologists used to determine how a group facilitator should function was Satan.  They studied how Satan was able to get Eve to disobey God in the garden by questioning authority (“Hath God said?”) and through dialogue.
 
A facilitator-led group is also called a Soviet and a Marxist dialectic session.  It is also sometimes called an “accountability group,” “consensus group,” and an “encounter group.”  These groups were developed by social-psychologists (all of whom were Marxists).  The dynamics of these groups were refined in social laboratories in the US called the National Training Labs which are Marxist incubators (they still exist today).
 
The facilitator-led group employs a “dialectic process.”  The dialectic process is designed to synthesize opposites (thesis-antithesis, believer-unbeliever) through dialogue.  This process was developed by Hegel, who was a Kabbalist.  The purpose of this group process is to change and transform (brainwash) the minds of all the group participants AWAY from faith in and obedience to authority (God) and toward a socialist religion based on human relationships (humanism).
 
Facilitation means to make change easy and a facilitator is called a change agent because his job is to change the way people think from obedience to God and higher authority to a way of thinking that compromises God for group goals and human relationship building.  Change agents refer to changing THE WAY people think as a “paradigm shift.”   Organizations that employ facilitator-led groups will make frequent references to change and transformation.  It’s important to know that facilitators and change agents in the church are always Satan’s agents; for God said, “For I am the Lord, I change not” and “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
 
Facilitator-led groups are the basis for the “Church Growth” movement.  Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Church is part of this movement.  The purpose of the church growth movement is to transform Christians and churches from service to God to service to the community (to affect social change in the community).  Social psychologists want to make “community” the primary unit of society above the family unit which must be destroyed. This is why church facilitators make statements like “walk with Christ in community.”  To learn more about the church growth movement click here.
 
Because all at Hickory Harvest will be required to participate in these groups, scroll down the article linked above to “Church Transformation and the Dialectic Process” and “Facilitators, Small Groups and Brainwashing” in order to learn more about these groups and how they function and to fully understand that all who participate in these groups will lose their faith in God.
 
It should be noted as well that Facilitator-led groups have their origin in the occult Kabbalah.  Few realize that participation in a facilitator-led group invokes a demon that will place the group participants in bondage.  Read “How Small Church Groups Invoke Demons.”
 
Because small group participants are required to confess their sins regularly to each other (which is unbiblical) and to be “transparent” and “authentic,” the church leaders will be aware of the most intimate details of your life; they will also know who are resisting the “process” and who are threats to their control.  Confessing sins and revealing intimate secrets to your “Life Group” can also potentially open the group participant to blackmail.
 
 
“Sins, as defined by the group, are to be confessed either to a personal monitor or publicly to the group. There is no confidentiality; members’ “sins,” “attitudes,” and “faults” are discussed and exploited by the leaders. Even if not obviously promoted by the group, information is collected (usually automatically without set guidelines for collection) and fed to leadership. Shameful past events may then be exploited to manipulate individual compliance or as evidence for disciplinary actions. This information is also exploited by members who leave the group.”
 
Harvest Bible Chapel and their affiliate churches are all apostate churches on board with the satanic church growth agenda.  I think it’s fair to say that your church couldn’t have fallen prey to this satanic takeover had it not already been on a long slide into apostasy.  For example, I am aware that one man in your church leadership, Scott Jablonski, was fully dedicated to Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven agenda even before your transition to a Harvest affiliate.
 
The reason why I’m aware of and interested in your church is because I have followed Kurt Gebhards from his time at John Macarthur’s Grace Community Church.  Kurt Gebhards is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  While at Grace Church, he was the pastor of a singles ministry called The Foundry.  This ministry was based on Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven model (though Gebhards and the Grace Church leadership will deny this).  The “Life Groups” at The Foundry were called “Core Groups.”  To read about The Foundry ministry click here.
 
Pastor John Coleman and Dr. Robert Klenck, a foremost Christian authority on the Purpose Driven/Church Growth movement, broadcasted publicly on their radio show, “RAM Radio Live” (Reformation Apologetics Minstry), four years ago, that the ministry Kurt Gebhards was pastoring at John Macarthur’s Grace Community Church was following the Purpose Driven model.  Upon viewing this ministries since deleted webpages, Dr. Klenck stated: “Not only is it [the Purpose Driven model] there [at The Foundry], but it is going at full speed.”
 
James Sundquist, author of “Who’s Driving The Purpose Driven Church,” has also confirmed the presence of the Purpose Driven Church model at Kurt Gebhards’ The Foundry.  Upon viewing the same webpages, Mr. Sundquist stated: “I do see many transformation philosophies that echo Rick Warren or hybrid it…PD [Purpose Driven] movement has infiltrated Grace Church under a different name or disguise…[ie., brought in through stealth].”

Kurt Gebhards admits in his online resume that he was asked to enter ministries at John Macarthur’s Grace Church as a vision casting “agent of change.”  A change agent in the church is a facilitator and is always an agent for Satan.  Church facilitators will engage in “vision casting.”  They will encourage their congregation to “catch their vision.”  Vision casting is unbiblical and anyone who casts or catches a vision is tapping into the demonic realm.   You can read where Kurt Gebhards admits to being a vision casting “agent of change” on page 4 under “ministry passions” here.
 
To read the entire article about Kurt Gebhards, the change agent, then please go here.
 
If you’d like to hear audios about John Macarthur’s Purpose Driven ministries and the fact that he can’t recall his conversion to Christ, then click here.
 
The director of operations at Harvest Bible Fellowship and your new church elder is Mr. Bill Molinari.  Mr. Molinari is also a wolf in sheep’s clothing who is on board with the satanic church growth movement. Mr. Molinari is the chairman of the board of Leadership Resources International (LRI) as well as being a board member of John Macarthur’s international ministry which is a “church growth” org that partners with foreign governments.  Churches partnering with governments is in keeping with the communitarian agenda.  To read more about your new church elder, Mr. Bill  Molinari, and LRI scroll down to the section on Bill Molinari here.
 
By the way, it may be of interest that Kurt Gebhards and Bill Molinari both have backgrounds in finance.  Kurt Gebhards graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Economics and Bill Molinari was the President of a large mutual fund company (Van Kampen funds) for 21 years.
 
The presence of the facilitator-led group organizational model can be known not only by its structure, but by its particular buzzwords.  I have listened to Craig Steiner’s 4 part “Small Group Leadership Training” series on your church’s resources page.  Mr. Steiner is a trained facilitator.  Please allow me to repeat some of Mr. Steiner’s quotes from his talks to your church members that are indicative of this satanic infiltration and that should give you notice that something is very wrong (unbiblical) with what he is teaching. (I will place Mr. Steiner’s words in quotations and in red and my comments in parentheses.)
 
From Part 1: Mr. Steiner said, “cast a vision for healthy small groups” (This quote is taken directly from Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven model.  Vision Casting is from Marxism and taps into the occult.  In “church growth,” a “healthy” church is a church in which there are no Christians who obey God.  In a “healthy church,” all will have been transformed to compromise God for the group goals and the group vision.);  “walking with Christ in community” (Christians are not to be holy and set apart, but are to be synthesized into community. To gain respect in the eyes of the community is to compromise God.);  “walking with Christ implies change”  “small groups are discussion-based learning—not someone lecturing the whole group” (The small group leader doesn’t teach in a didactic manner which is biblical, but rather in a dialectic manner.  God’s word is to be preached and teached—not dialogued to consensus.  A traditional bible study is scripturally-based and not discussion-based.);  “fellowship in the biblical sense is a deep community”  “building relationships” (Facilitators emphasize the building of human relationships because they want you to be bonded to the group through peer pressure where the fear of man will override your fear of God causing you to compromise God.)
 
From Part 2: “ …in addition to the small group facilitator” (Mr. Steiner is admitting at 41:50 that the Life Group leaders are facilitators);  “a small group leader is one who facilitates a discussion in a meaningful direction through the use of questions” (This is an unbiblical dialectic method—it’s based on the method Satan used to get Eve to disobey God in the garden.) “small group leaders shouldn’t lecture people”  (The facilitator won’t teach or preach from the bible. Group dialogue must be facilitated if everyone is to freely experience group life [communism] and group think [socialism]);  “Jesus was a master of asking questions—wasn’t He?”  (Steiner is equating Jesus, the master teacher, with Satan, the master facilitator.  Jesus never questioned God’s authority and He never asked anyone what they thought or felt about God’s word, nor did He dialogue God’s word.  He preached and teached.);  “A key to leading dynamic discussion is to ask good questions” (The facilitator does this to find out your position and to see how you think so that you can be manipulated. Whoever decides what questions to be asked controls the answers as well.);  Steiner wants the facilitator to ask the group member questions like, “What do you think the text means?” so that “everyone has had an opportunity to offer what they think”  (These kinds of questions, which have no place in a bible study, cause the group members to open up and share so that the facilitator can dialogue all opinions to a pre-determined consensus. ); Mr. Steiner says that the facilitator should be asking “open-ended questions.” (In the dialectic process, the facilitator asks open-ended questions [what, how and why] and not closed questions [requiring a yes or no answer] in order to bypass the absolutes of God’s word.) “It is not about what people have learned, but about who people are becoming” (The facilitator doesn’t want to inculcate knowledge “traditional teaching”, but wants to change your behavior and way of thinking in conformity to group goals);  “Be known as a church of authentic people” and “I’d like to know the real you” (Steiner wants people who are willing to reveal their inner most thoughts and feelings to the group so that they can be better manipulated);  “We are all interconnected and part of the body” (A basis of church growth is called General Systems Theory.  It is similar to Eastern philosophy.  It states that people only have value as part of an organization—as a cog in a machine.)
 
From Part 3: “Opening up to each other involves informing others of your needs” (reveal your “felt needs” so that you can be manipulated);  “We need to be doing life on life” (Where does God command this?);  Steiner encourages you to observe your fellow group member and to say, “I’ve noticed that you don’t spend enough time with your wife and kids”  (A father has God-given authority to rule his family.  No man has the right to question that authority.  The church facilitators through the group dialectic process will negate all God given authority because this authority hinders human relationship building.);  “You need to get to that transparent level where you’re sharing personal feelings and fears” (The group dialectic process often begins with ice-breaker exercises to get people thinking with feelings so that they can be changed more easily);  “People are able to be vulnerable”  Steiner and facilitators want church members making frequent prayer requests. “How can we pray for you next week” (Through Jesus Christ we can all pray directly to our Heavenly Father.  Prayer requests are a way the church leadership can shift dependence on God to dependence on the group.  Prayer requests are also a way that the leadership will know your personal business.)
 
From Part 4: This part contains an amazingly candid admission from Steiner: “Our men’s and women’s and student ministry is a TRICK to get them into small groups” (So he is admitting that these ministries aren’t for the purpose of serving Jesus Christ.  In fact, the entire agenda at Harvest Bible Fellowship is a satanic trick);  “the purpose of small groups is to make disciples”  (“to make disciples” means to transform group members so that they can become change agent-facilitators who will form their own groups);  “experience the level of community you’ve experienced”  “great way to cast that vision” (A man made vision [what can be] is antithetical to God’s word [what is]);  “So the DNA is throughout everything” (These facilitator-run churches replicate like cells that all have the same DNA.  It is Satan’s DNA.)
 
Kurt Gebhards is also a change agent-facilitator.  The following quotes in red are from his recent sermons regarding the urgent need to usher the Hickory Harvest congregation into “Life Groups”:
 
From Life Groups 1 “The Next Big Thing”: Gebhards said, “I don’t want to sell you anything you are not in the market for” (Are you in the market to be brainwashed and to lose your eternal soul? The buyer here had better beware.);  “Life Groups is not one of our ministries at Hickory Harvest.  Life Groups IS our ministry at Hickory Harvest.  We ARE a church of Life Groups.” (Hickory Harvest is being conformed to a “cell church” model.  This model is not unlike a militia structure.);  “Our life groups will be life changing agents” (Gebhards is telling the truth here.  Life Groups will change the way the group members think–from an obedience to God way of thinking to a human relationship building way of thinking.);  Gebhards says that he has served in past ministries where hundreds of Christians “have had lives radically altered by the dynamics of Life Groups”  “You need to open up and be vulnerable to others.”  “I don’t get a bonus in Heaven for being in a Life Group”  (How true!  Your Life Group is the gate to Hell.)
 
From Life Groups 2 “Our Hospital for Life”: “Our heartbeat is that we would all participate in Life Groups.” (All must participate in this change program.  No child left behind.  Even your children will be required to be in a group);  “Life Groups are intended to be a hospital that facilitates healing and life…” (They lead to eternal death.);  “God’s word is to change us” (Facilitators seldom mention that God’s word judges and divides);  “The word of God is the most life-transforming dynamic in this universe” (I’ve noticed that Gebhards often uses the word “dynamic.”  Facilitators often use this word because it means change.);  “Be a doer of the word of God, so be in a Life Group” (Being a doer of God’s word means to STAND ALONE for Jesus Christ.)
 
From Life Groups 3 “Our Home of Love”: “We are a church of Life Groups”  “These are not your father’s small groups” (Gebhards is saying that Life Groups aren’t a traditional bible study with a leader that preached and teached God’s word [didactic teaching].  Life groups are dialectic, mind changing sessions.);  “Life Groups are a life changing environment” (Facilitator-led groups were developed to an extent by Kurt Lewin who headed the National Training Labs.  Lewin understood that it’s easier to change people’s way of thinking and behavior [to brainwash] in a group setting than to change them individually [like on Freud’s couch]);  “Unity and community in the body of Christ”  (“Unity and community” is the slogan for worldwide socialism.  Facilitators want church member unity at the expense of facts and truth.);  “Life Groups were born to multiply”  (Get as many community members as possible into groups for mind control.  The plan is “to connect the entire planet to healthy small groups.”);  “All living things exist to reproduce” (Cancer cells also reproduce);  “We want to be invested in the 10 minute strategy” (Be social and bring others into the groups.  Do you want to stop socialism in the church?  Become anti-social by adhering to God’s word in all things without compromise.)
 
From Life Groups 4 “Our Sanctuary in Holiness”: “Lives being changed for the glory of God” (Facilitators are changing the way you think.  One day the loyalty of the group to its leader will be transferred to the Anti-Christ);  “Recognize your spiritual vulnerability” “Open your heart” “Share and open up with the body” (So your feelings can be heard and dialogued to consensus—so that you can be manipulated.);  “Step out in risk”  (The dialectical process requires a “risk free” and “non hostile” environment where everyone can feel free enough to confess their own beliefs and values within the group setting without fear of reprisal.);  “Obey the command to confess sin to one another”  “In Life Groups you’ll be expected to confess your sin”  “Open your heart and confess your sins to each other regularly just as scripture commands you to do” “Come every week to confess your sin” (Does God command Christians to regularly confess sins to one another?  Absolutely not!  Scripture is to be compared with scripture.  In James 5:16, Christians are told to “confess your faults one to another…”  The modern corrupt bible versions (NASB, NIV) translate this to “confess your sins one to another.”  Confessing sin to each other is to be done rarely and only when the need arises.  As Christians we are to confess our sins regularly to God and to ask for His forgiveness.  Facilitators want you to confess regularly to men because confession is an important component in mind control.  Confession is also utilized by the Catholic Church for the same purpose.  Facilitators know that TO WHOM YOU CONFESS IS TO WHOM YOU SUBORDINATE YOURSELF.  Yes, there are perhaps times when a Christian may have a need to confess to his brother, but facilitators want you confessing regularly in order that you subordinate yourselves to the Life Group and not to God.);  “Talk about deepest hurts with the Flock Leader”  (Besides being unbiblical [for we are commanded to deny ourselves], will your deepest hurts be kept in confidence?)
 
From Life Groups 5 “Our Greenhouse of Growth”: “We are going to be an equipping church”  “We are called as leaders to equip you”  (“Equipping” comes from Rick Warren’s PEACE plan.  The “E” stands for “equip leaders.”  It means to train them in facilitation skills.);  “God expects every Christian to be discipling and mentoring others”  (Really? Chapter? Verse?  Facilitators want to reproduce change agents who will engage others in a facilitated dialogue.);  “money back guarantee associated with Life Groups–if you don’t change we’ll give you your money back”  “Join a Life Group—not to be left to the immaturity of a solitary Christian”  (Church change agents like Rick Warren are constantly emphasizing that “there are no lone saints.”  This is because a lone saint who holds to God’s word without compromise and independent of others is a hindrance to and is blocking to a facilitated unity and community [Satan’s communitarian one-world agenda].  John the Baptist was a lone saint.  Several of the apostles died alone in their service to Christ.  The true agenda of Christianity is to stand alone for Jesus Christ.  If by God’s grace you can find a few like-minded Christian friends, then that is a blessing.  But we aren’t called to assemble in an apostate church of facilitator-led groups.  We are all solitary Christians.  THERE WILL BE NO GROUP GRADE ON JUDGMENT DAY.
 
Kurt Gebhards is no true Christian and the language he employs in these talks is not from Holy Scripture.  It is the language of social change, transformation, and revolution.  It is the same language employed by social-psychologists, Marxists, socialists, and Communitarians the world over.  His words aren’t the Word of God that leads to life, but the words of Satan and his change agents and facilitators that leads to eternal death.  Kurt Gebhards and the Hickory Harvest leadership want you in Life Groups.  Life Groups are the gate to Hell and will be “Eternal Death Groups” for all who participate in them.
 
I pray that the true Christians at Hickory Harvest wake up; for a dialectical trap (Life Groups) has been set for you: a trap laid by Satan’s facilitators and change agents (the pastors and elders at Hickory Harvest) and concealed with Christian terminology.  Let this be a word of warning to those who may be seduced into this trap and a word of rescue for those who have already fallen into this trap.
 
If you know someone else at Hickory Harvest who would find this letter of interest, please feel free to forward this as I probably did miss quite a few of your attendees.
 
“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” 1 Thess. 5:21
 
“But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.” 1 Cor 2:15
 
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.”  Ephesians 5:11-12
 
For Jesus Christ and His Church,
 
Bob Johnson
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I have exchanged emails with Jon Krick, the Associate Pastor at Hickory Harvest Church regarding the Hickory Harvest Life Groups.  Pastor Krick has told me falsely that the Hickory Harvest “Life Groups” are not facilitator-led groups.
 
John Macarthur wrote a letter (see page 8) recommending Kurt Gebhards to Hickory Church.  I’ve been told that John Macarthur is “good friends” with James MacDonald and that he attends James Macdonald’s “Straight Up Conference“. Another friend of John Macarthur, Al Mohler, has also attended James MacDonald’s Straight Up Conference.
 
The Harvest Bible Fellowship Training Center trains seminary graduates to “launch” a “healthy church plant” based on the Harvest “Church of Life Groups” model.  Who is currently attending this 8 month long training program?  I’m told that attendance includes recent graduates from John Macarthur’s The Master’s Seminary (TMS)!  Upon conclusion of this training, these TMS graduates will be obligated to plant “churches of facilitator-led groups.”  Click here to read “John Macarthur and The Master’s Seminary Graduates Support James MacDonald’s Network of Facilitator-led Churches.”      

Unholy Alliance: John Macarthur’s The Master’s College Long-Term Partnership with the American Enterprise Institute

A Very Unholy Alliance: John Macarthur’s The Master’s College Sponsors a Joint Forum and Enters a Long-Term Partnership with the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

The intent of this article is to prove John Macarthur is allied with organizations dedicated to building Satan’s New World Order (see John Macarthur’s Transformational, Church Growth, Purpose-Driven Church).  This article could be very lengthy if I chose to research and detail fully the agenda of the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institute, and Laissez-faire economics–so I won’t.

The Forum
 
On November 10, 2010, The Master’s College sponsored and co-hosted a forum with the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI). Acording to The Masters College website, “The Master’s College joined with the respected American Enterprise Institute (AEI) from Washington, D.C. to co-host its first joint forum. The event featured a discussion with Dr. Arthur Brooks, president of AEI, and Dr. John MacArthur, president of The Master’s College. The event was moderated by Jack Cox, Vice President of Advancement. This event is part of a new initiative focusing on Biblical values and economics.”

Featured Speakers at The Master’s College-AIE Forum

Dr. John Macarthur: Troubling facts about John Macarthur include the following: His church’s principal source of funding, The Believers Foundation, is funded and directed by Lorena Jaeb, who was and may still be a Governor of the Council for National Policy, which is considered to be a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) front org.  John Macarthur’s operations, including The Master’s College, receive approximately $2,000,000 annually from The Believers Foundation.
 
“According to Dr. Quigley, the Council on Foreign Relations is one of several front organizations set up by the network’s inner circle to advance its schemes. The ultimate goal: a New World Order.” (David Rockefeller is the Honorary Chairman of the CFR.) (Source)
 
Dr. Arthur Brooks: According to his Wikipedia bio, Brooks, in addition to being the President of AEI, is a Roman Catholic who “[pursued] a doctorate at the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School, a public policy program located at the RAND Corporation, where he was also a doctoral fellow. After receiving his PhD in policy analysis in 1998, Brooks continued to be affiliated with RAND.”  Click here to see that Dr Arthur Brooks has also been invited to speak at The Council for National Policy.
 
Dr. Brooks also promotes Mormonism.  Speaking at BYU on February 24, 2009, Dr. Brooks promoted Mormonism and quoted from the Book of Mormon.  Click here to the video link on the BYU website to view Dr. Brooks’ BYU speech.
 
Jack Cox: Master’s College Vice President of Advancement; founded The Communications Institute in 2003 as he presently serves as the Institute’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  Board members of the Communications Institute include:
 
Joseph P. Kalt
Professor of International Political Economy
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Ford Foundation 
 
Michael D. Rich
Executive Vice President
RAND Corporation

According to Jack Cox’s bio on the Communications Institute’s website:
 
“Mr. Cox founded and served for 27 years as President/CEO and founder of the Foundation for American Communications (FACS), an international nonprofit institution…The foundation’s educational programs…were funded by such diverse organizations as the Ford FoundationRockfeller FoundationKellogg Foundation, the New York TimesLos Angeles Times, NBC, CNN, ABC, and nearly every major newspaper group in the United States…Graduates of FACS programs went on to serve as White House Correspondents and anchors for network television news.”

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a private, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of governance, international relations, economics, and social welfare. (About AEI)

Oddly enough, but not for those who understand how the dialectic process is employed in order to synthesize opposing positions into a new or “third way“, the “right wing” American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is allied with the “left wing,” Brookings Institution.  This “joint venture” is called “The American Enterprise Institute-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies.” “This joint venture between the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution is dedicated to studying federal regulatory policy.” (Source)
 
The Brookings Institute

Since John Macarthur’s college is co-hosting a joint forum with AEI which is allied with the Brookings Institute, let’s take a brief glance at Brookings.
 
“The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C…Brookings conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development.”
 
In 1952, Robert Calkins succeeded Moulton as president of the Brookings Institution. He secured grants from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation that put the Institution on a strong financial basis
 
Policy Influence: Brookings traces its history back to 1916 and has contributed to the creation of the United Nations…”  “Along with the American Enterprise Institute and The Heritage Foundation, Brookings is generally considered one of the three most influential policy institutes in the U.S.”
 
In 1977, Time Magazine described it as the “nation’s pre-eminent liberal think tank.” (Brookings Institution)
 
The Brookings Institution and other foundations originated the monetary programs implemented by the Federal Reserve System to destroy the American farmer, a replay of the Soviet tragedy in Russia, with one proviso that the farmer will be allowed to survive if he becomes a slave worker of the giant trusts.  (Source)
 
Brookings Institution Dedicates its work to what it calls a “national agenda.” Wrote President Hoover’s program, President Roosevelt’s “New Deal”, the Kennedy Administration’s “New Frontiers” program (deviation from it may have cost John F. Kennedy his life), and President Johnson’s “Great Society.” Brookings has been telling the United States Government how to conduct its affairs for the past 70 years and is still doing so. (Source)

The RAND Corporation

Since Dr. Arthur Brooks, the President of AEI, is closely affiliated with the RAND Corporation, and since a board member of Jack Cox’s Communications Institute is an Executive Vice President of the RAND Corporation, let’s read an excerpt about RAND from “Tavistock: The Best Kept Secret in America.”
 
“Without a doubt, RAND is THE think tank most beholden to Tavistock Institute and certainly the RIIA’s [The Royal Institute for International Affairs transmits orders to the CFR] most prestigious vehicle for control of United States policies at every level. Specific RAND policies that became operative include our ICBM program, prime analyses for U.S. foreign policy making, instigator of space programs, U.S. nuclear policies, corporate analyses, hundreds of projects for the military, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in relation to the use of mind altering drugs like peyote, LSD (the covert MK-ULTRA operation which lasted for 20 years).”
 
[Editor, Watch Unto Prayer note: The founder of the Rand Corporation, Herman Kahn, also founded the Hudson Institute in 1961. In Educating for the New World Order, B.K. Eakman tells of a training manual for “change agents” developed for the U.S. government by Rand Corporation: “. . . a how-to manual with a 1971 U.S. Office of Education contract number on it entitled ‘Training for Change Agents‘; seven volumes of ‘change agent studies‘ commissioned by the U.S. Office of Education to the Rand Corporation in 1973-74; scores of other papers submitted by behaviorist researchers who had obtained grants from the U.S. Office of Education for the purpose of exploring ways to ‘freeze’ and ‘unfreeze’ values, ‘to implement change,’ and to turn potentially hostile groups and committees into acquiescent, rubber-stamp bodies by means of such strategies as the ‘Delphi Technique.'” (p. 118)]
 
Some of RAND’s clients include:
 
American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T)
Chase Manhattan Bank
International Business Machines (IBM)
National Science Foundation
Republican Party
TRW
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Department of Health
U.S. Department of Energy
 
There are literally THOUSANDS of highly important companies, government institutions and organizations that make use of RANDS’s services. To list them all would be impossible. Among RAND’s specialities is a study group that predicts the timing and the direction of a thermonuclear war, plus working out the many scenarios based upon its findings. RAND was once accused of being commissioned by the USSR to work out terms of surrender of the United States Government, an accusation that went all the way to the United States Senate, where it was taken up by Senator Symington and subsequently fell victim to scorn poured out by the establishment press. BRAINWASHING remains the primary function of RAND.”
 
Commentary Regarding The Masters College-American Enterprise Institute Forum 

In an article published on John Macarthur’s The Master’s College website [This webpage has been deleted–to view this article click here] from the Master’s News Service entitled, “Meeting America’s Economic Challenges: Christianity, Values and Public Policy” and under the subtitle, “The Master’s College: Forging a New Approach“: “Dr. Mark Tatlock, The Master’s College Provost and Senior Vice President, saw the forum as important step for the college…”
 
“The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California teamed up to present the academic forum with a nationally renowned think tank, The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) based in Washington, D.C.”
 
According to Jack Cox, “He believes the forum represents an important step in the growth of The Master’s College as a voice of biblical reason on the events shaping the nation and the world.”
 
“This first-ever joint forum is part of a new Master’s College initiative on biblical values and the economy.”
 
“Forum attendees included members of the state legislature, judges, representatives from the County of Los Angeles as well as church and business leaders. They concluded the forum by asking questions on such issues such as…reformation of the U.S. court system [to Talmudic Law?]” [Peter Drucker’s communitarian system, i.e. New World Order, demands the merger of the 3 sectors of society: government, business, and social (the churches).  We can see this merger on display during this forum at Macarthur’s “Christian” college. (see What is the Church Growth Movement?)]
 
“Cox said the college is already planning more efforts to bring biblical truth to bear on the issues of our time, in part through the development of the Master’s Institute on Public Issues. The school is looking at the next series of initiatives, which the college hopes to announce in the coming months that will serve both our students and society.”
 
Note: 11/20/13–The Master’s College has now removed every trace of this new “Master’s Institute on Public Issues” from its website and it now only looks like there was a single forum, not a long-term partnership formed with AEI. This website and one other are the only places on the internet that mention “The Master’s Institute on Public Issues” as a permanent entity within The Master’s College. 
 
“Keynote speakers Dr. John MacArthur, President of The Master’s College and Brooks, President and CEO of AEI addressed the role of Christianity and a Christian worldview in shaping the future of public policy in the U.S.”
 
“MacArthur, who is best known for his worldwide Grace to You radio-teaching ministry, said, ‘You don’t find socialism anywhere in Scripture…God has granted us the freedom to become everything we can become. The world is packed with riches but they must be mined out. This has always been the enterprise of man.'”  Is John Macarthur correct?  Has God granted Christians the freedom to “become everything we can become” and to “mine out the world’s riches?”  To “be all you can be” is New Age “possibility thinking” from the Human Potential Movement promoted by people like Robert Schuller.  And contrary to John Macarthur’s claims, God demands that Christians “deny themselves and pick up their crosses daily.”
 
MacArthur said,”…the Bible supports free enterprise…”  Another name for the free enterprise economy is laissez faire economics.
 
[Note: “The Mont Pelerin Society was founded in 1947 in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland by Friedrich von Hayek to oppose socialism and advocate for laissez-faire capitalism and the free market, unencumbered by government regulation. Laissez faire (Fr.) means “let them do as they will”. Classical liberalism, the philosophy upon which von Hayek based the Mont Pelerin Society, does not mean ‘liberal’ in the current sense of the word, but its exact opposite; economic ‘liberalism’ refers to public sector (government) permissiveness toward the private sector (business).”  (Watch Unto Prayer)
 
John Macarthur’s church, along with thousands of churches in the US, is being conformed to Peter Drucker’s organizational model. (Drucker was a student of the Kabbalah).  “Regular guests of the Druckers included the economists Schumpeter, Hayek and Mises, with whom Drucker’s father had professional relations…”
 
“What Dr. MacArthur and Dr. Brooks articulated is a fourth approach which rests totally on Scripture. God wants us involved in society as servants [are Christians called to serve society?]. We should be involved, but based on biblical principles and not political ones.”  “The Master’s College, home to more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 50 majors, is poised to play an important role
 
According to the comments made during TMC-AEI Forum, one can conclude that John Macarthur’s The Master’s College through the development of the Master’s Institute on Public Issues is taking “an important step” and “forging a new approach” by “co-hosting forums” with AEI in order to discuss the “role of Christians” in “shaping the future of public policy in the US.”  It seems Macarthur is now training his Master’s College students to become change agent/facilitators in order to affect social change.

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) Leadership  
 
According to Watch Unto Prayer, “AEI is supported by NY Banks, Big Oil, CFR and CIA assets.”  Lilly Endowment has given millions to the AEI’s [American Enterprise Institute] Center for the study of Government Regulation (Eli Lilly is the manufacturer of Prozac).
 
Let’s now list some of the AEI leadership along with their extraordinary NWO/Satanic affiliations. You will see these AEI affiliations include the Bilderbergers, the World Bank (its former president), the Federal Reserve System (its former Governor), the CFR, the Trilateral Commission, and the UN among others.

AEI Board of Trustees (selective listing)
 
Bruce KovnerCFR; Chairman, Caxton Associates, LP
Richard B. CheneyCFR
Harvey Golub–Retired Chairman, American Express Company [CFR affiliate]
John A. Luke Jr.–CFR
Daniel A D’Aniello–Co-founder and Managing Director–Carlyle Group  

AEI Scholars and Fellows (selective listing) 

John R. BoltonCFR; Senior Fellow, AEI; Experience–U.S. Permanent Representative to the United NationsUnited States Mission to the United Nations, 2005-2006; Senior Vice President, AEI, 1997-2001
Alex BrillCFR
Lynn V Cheney
Nicholas EberstadtCFRConsultant, World Bank; M.Sc., London School of Economics
Kevin A. Hassett –Economist, 1992-95, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Irving Kristol (1920-2009)–Senior Fellow Emeritus AEI; CFR; In July 2002, he received from President George W. Bush the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Lawrence B. LindseyGovernor, Federal Reserve System, 1991-97
John H. MakinCFR; Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, 1977Fellow, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 1968-69
Charles MurrayBilderberger; W. H. Brady Scholar; His 1994 New York Times bestseller, The Bell Curve (Free Press, 1994), was a publication advancing the theory of the intellectual inferiority of the black race.
Michael Novak–the 1994 recipient of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. He has been an emissary to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe; •U.S. Ambassador, United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, 1981, 1982signed Evangelicals and Catholics Together Document.
Norman J. OrnsteinCFR
Perle, Richard N., Resident Fellow, AEI; Trilateral CommissionBilderberger; (go to the following link and see that Perle is a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Meetings http://bilderbergmeetings.org/governance.htm); Perle has on occasion been accused of being an Israeli agent of influence. It has been reported that, while he was working for Jackson, “An FBI summary of a 1970 wiretap recorded Perle discussing classified information with someone at the Israeli embassy,” writes Paul Findley (They Dare To Speak Out, Chicago, Ill, Lawrence Hill Books 1989); As a member of the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based consulting firm Monitor Group, Perle was an advisor to Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi in 2006.
Marc A. Thiessen–Visiting Fellow; CFR; Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, 2009-2010
Peter J. WallisonCFRSpecial Assistant to Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller; Counsel during Rockefeller’s Vice Presidency, 1972-76
Paul Wolfowitz–Visiting Scholar; CFRPresident, World Bank Group, 2005-2007
Alex J. Pollock–Resident Fellow; Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 1991

Note: Recently I spoke with Pastor Darrell Beddoe, a member of the board of directors of The Master’s College. I called to ask him why TMC, a supposedly Christian College, would team up with an org like AEI.  Pastor Beddoe defended the AEI as “biblical” and after I told him their leadership was affiliated with NWO orgs such as the Bilderbergers, Federal Reserve, CFR, Trilateral Commission, London School of Economics, etc., he replied, “I’ve heard these theories for years and I don’t want a discussion with you” as he hung up the phone.

Note: The logo for The Masters College is a Shield Cross, a masonic symbol.  To see masonic/occult symbols at John Macarthur’s Grace To You click here.

John Macarthur and The Master’s Seminary Graduates Support James MacDonald’s Network of Facilitator-led Churches

James MacDonald is the senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago.  Their church-planting arm is Harvest Bible Fellowship.  Harvest Bible Fellowship runs a network of about 70 churches which are based on the Harvest model which is a Church Growth model that employs facilitator-led groups.  Harvest affiliate churches call these facilitator-led groups “Life Groups.” To learn about these Life Groups click here.
 
James MacDonald has also signed the anti-Christian Manhattan Declaration.  To see that he signed it click here. (J Macdonald has signed the Declaration and was listed on an “other signers” list, however, I can no longer find this list online)  To learn more about the Manhattan Declaration click here.
 
Walk in the Word is James MacDonald’s national radio ministry.  According to James MacDonald’s blog, Mark DeMoss sits on the Board of Walk in the Word and is James MacDonald’s good friend.
 
Who is Mark DeMoss?  Mark DeMoss is the founder and president of the DeMoss Group.  According to his website, “The DeMoss Group is the largest PR firm specializing in faith-based organizations and causes.”  The DeMoss Group’s clients and “other organizations with which they’ve worked” include: Billy Graham Evangelical Association, Campus Crusade for Christ International, Prison Fellowship/Chuck Colson (UN-NGO), Potter’s House/TD Jakes, Samaritan’s Purse/Franklin Graham, Concerned Women for America (UN-NGO), Coral Ridge Ministries, Focus on the Family (UN-NGO), Habitat for Humanity (UN-NGO), Harvest Crusades/Greg Laurie, INJOY/John Maxwell, Manhattan Declaration, National Day of Prayer, Promise Keepers, Psychological Studies Institute, Regent University, Salem Communications, Southern Baptist Convention (UN-NGO), Teen Challenge Worldwide Network, The Salvation Army (UN-NGO), Wheaton College and Willow Creek Association.
 
Mark DeMoss’ sister is Nancy Leigh DeMoss.  James MacDonald has committed to speak at her True Woman ’10 Conference.  Other speakers include Kay Arthur, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Jennifer Rothschild.
 
Mark DeMoss is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Liberty University.  Mr. DeMoss, who was an advisor to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, considers Mormons to be on a “journey with Christ” with himself.  Click here to read more.
 
The director of operations of Harvest Bible Fellowship is Mr. Bill Molinari.  According to his Harvest Bible Fellowship bio., Mr. Molinari currently serves on the boards of John Macarthur’s Grace To You and The Masters Academy’s International (TMAI).  He is also an elder at the Harvest Chapel affiliate in Hickory, North Carolina which is now pastored by Kurt Gebhards, an admitted change agent and a former elder at John Macarthur’s Grace Community Church.  To learn more about Mr. Molinari scroll down the page here.
 
John Macarthur, who I’m told is “good friends” with James MacDonald, has attended his Straight Up Conference.  John Macarthur’s friend, Al Mohler, has also attended this conference (one can see that here).  To see John Macarthur speaking and shaking hands with James MacDonald, then scroll down the pictures here.
 
The Harvest Bible Fellowship Training Center trains seminary graduates to “launch” a “healthy church plant” based on the Harvest “Church of Life Groups” (church of facilitator-led groups) model.  This training lasts 8 months.  Their Training Center webpage under the heading “Curriculum” states: “The lecture model is generally avoided in favor of the Socratic method, coaching and case studies. Spirited group discussions are the norm.”  The Socratic method isn’t a biblical teaching method; it is a dialectical method.  Also from the Harvest Training Center website: “The academically inclined ‘lone wolf’ will not last long in ministry, unless he learns how to take risks and open up relationally with others.”  Preaching and teaching God’s word as the Holy Spirit leads is out; facilitating human relationships is in.  The duration of any ministry is determined by God alone.
 
Who is currently attending Harvest Training Center’s 8 month long training program?  I’m told that attendance includes recent graduates from John Macarthur’s The Master’s Seminary (TMS).  Upon conclusion of this training, these TMS graduates will be obligated to plant Harvest clone churches of facilitator-led groups.  To learn about the dangers of group facilitation then click here.
Jason Fevig is one of a few of John Macarthur’s TMS graduates who are already leading these Harvest affiliates.  “Prior to planting Harvest Miami in the fall of 2009, Jason completed the Harvest Training Center residency program, having earned his Master of Divinity degree from The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles, California. While in seminary Jason and his wife, Grethel, served in Adult Ministries shepherding a small group at Grace Community Church (where John MacArthur serves as Teaching Pastor).”  Jason’s transition to the Harvest “Church of Life Groups” model must have come easily after acquiring small group facilitation skills at John Macarthur’s Grace Community Church.
 
James MacDonald’s Harvest Bible Fellowship has admitted that their network of ministries are a TRICK!  “Our mens and womens and student ministry is a TRICK to get them into small groups.”  To learn more about this trick read A Facilitator-led Church Group is the Gate to Hell: A Letter of Warning to Kurt Gebhards’ Hickory Harvest Church, the Harvest Bible Chapel Affiliate in North Carolina: “A Church of Life Groups”