THE OTHER JESUS

PART 1: The Warning of Isaiah and Paul,

understanding the Antioch and Alexandrian Line

We ask the question from scripture - Who is this??????

Isaiah 14:13-15 King James Version (KJV)

 

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

Now we know who he is - we discover what he does to nations!

Extremely significant when we consider what has happened to nations discarding their Christian Constitutions.

Isaiah 14:12 King James Version (KJV)

 

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground,

which didst weaken the nations!

If we then take it from scripture that Satan fell from heaven, what should be our response?

Luke 10:17-19 King James Version (KJV)

 

17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you

Yes, but how many "Jesus's" are there in the Bible?

2 Corinthians 11:3-5 King James Version (KJV)

 

3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles

Can this "other Jesus" enter into those

who supposedly are followers of Christ?

Will they be like the most high – like a Christian?

Luke 22:2-4 King James Version (KJV)

 

2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

4 And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.

This is why there are "two Jesus's" and two lines of scripture! Have you been fooled?- see this chart of one side from the

Early Church at Antioch and the other from Alexandria, Egypt

Be it that the false Church comes from Alexandria, Egypt    …. Please study the following

School of Theology, Alexandria

 

This steam of Christianity came about from the home of slavery Egypt. Here worldly wisdom brought about a cause that would integrate human philosophy, paganism, and a form of “Christianity” that did not emphasize the exclusivity of Christ Jesus as the only way to the Father, but rather have a Christ that was not equal with the Father, thus opening the door for a “Christianity” that embraced all cultures. This form of “Christianity” is the most prevalent in Britain today, and it manifests the form of Antichrist with few witnessing revelation of the real Christ in British “churches” today.

 

Clement of Alexandria (150-215 A.D.) was one of the earliest well known pioneers of this belief system. Glenn Davies declared; “He synthesized Greek philosophy and Mosaic tradition, and attempted to mediate Gnostics and orthodox Christians.” http://www.ntcanon.org/Clement.shtml 

 

This approach is completely contrary to scripture and places knowledge above wisdom, a concept now the essence of theological training in globally today.

 

The Gnostic Avails Himself of the Help of All Human Knowledge.

Protreptikos (Exhortation by) Clement.

 

For to him knowledge (gnosis) is the principal thing. Consequently, therefore, he applies to the subjects that are a training for knowledge, taking from each branch of study its contribution to the truth.

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf02.vi.iv.vi.x.html

Worldly wisdom & its emphasis on the tree of knowledge -

the gnosis - is therefore the problem!

We can learn therefore from the Alexandrian approach that knowledge and gaining knowledge is the principle concept of learning which is why we have so much emphasis on degrees and the gaining of degrees in the realm of “Christian” Ministry on the Alexandrian side whilst the Bible emphasizes a completely different ideal.

 

Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

 

W.C. Reinrich identified Clement’s theological approach in the following way:

 

1)  Clement is important for his positive approach to philosophy which laid the foundations for Christian humanism and for the idea of philosophy as "handmaid" to theology.

 

2)  Greek philosophy according to Clement was a partial revelation preparing people for Christ, Christ being the Logos preparing man for true gnosis.

 

3)  Man becomes a "true Gnostic" by love and contemplation. Through self-control and love man rids himself of passions, reaching finally the state of impassibility wherein he attains to the likeness of God. With this idea Clement profoundly influenced Greek Christian spirituality.

http://mb-soft.com/believe/txn/alexandr.htm

 

These three ideals completely eliminate Christ Jesus ideal that he of his own self could do nothing, John 5:30; philosophy seemingly taking over the role of the Holy Ghost in bringing conviction to the lost sinner. Self control has now become a way of preparing one for God likeness rather than submission and surrender to Christ Jesus! This whole school of thought was pioneering the way for the now prevalent counterfeit form of “Christianity.”

 

Origen establishes the philosophical base for the “new translations”!

 

Around 202 Origen took over from Clement expanding this new allegorical approach rather than the literal form of “Christianity”. Using a process of combining the literal, moral and allegorical approaches, Origen wrote commentaries and homilies on Biblical books as well as the Hexapla interpretation of the Old Testament. Origen describes a moral rather than literal unity between the Father and the Son relating into modern “translations” describing Jesus as being unable to grasp literal unity with the Father. (Antichrist) The pathway had been set for the great controversy leading to the Council of Nicea in 325. http://mb-soft.com/believe/txn/alexandr.htm

 

Ross McKenzie states of Origen; Origen attempted to synthesize Christian scriptural interpretation and belief with Greek philosophy, especially Neoplatonism and Stoicism. http://mb-soft.com/believe/txo/origen.htm

 

This was the philosophical base for today’s “new translations” and the question has to be asked as Melton indeed asks why after giving warning words on philosophy would God place his Word in the hands of those who look to bring together his inspired words with other belief systems. http://www.av1611.org/kjv/fight.html

 

I Cor. 1: 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

 

Col. 2: 8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

 

I Cor. 8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

Would God really choose Egypt?

Evangelicals who use the “new translations” need to ask whether God would really use Alexandria, Egypt as the central point for a philosophy that would become the foundation base for such documents known as The Message, NIV, AMP, NKJV (footnotes), NASB, RSV etc., etc. God’s opinion in His Word on this centre of Gnostic Philosophy is not good, as can be seen in these references to both Egypt and Alexandria itself. These documents are known widely as being “Bibles” and their source is Egypt.

 

i)  Clearly Abraham did not trust the Egyptians and so why should we trust Egyptian Gnostics to provide the base for the Christian Bible?

 

Gen. 12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

 

ii)  Joseph was sold into Egypt as a slave in bondage.

 

Gen. 37:36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.

 

iii)  Joseph did not want his bones left there.

 

Gen. 50: 25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

 

iv)  Egypt’s firstborn were killed for national rebellion against God.

 

Ex. 12:2 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.

 

v)  God calls Egypt “the house of bondage” and so would he really allow his inspired Word to come through there?

 

Ex. 20: 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

 

vi)  God calls Egypt an “iron furnace”.

 

Deut. 4: 20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.

 

[removed]vii)  The Kings of Israel were forbidden to get horses from Egypt yet the majority of “Churches” in Britain today use an Egyptian Bible, the NIV declaring its “Jesus” to be the “Capstone” the headstone of a pyramid, the pyramid being a symbol of occult power and its overseeing eye, an eye evident on U.S. currency notes.

 

Deut. 17:16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.

 

NIV Acts 4:11,12 He is
   " 'the stone you builders rejected,
      which has become the capstone.[a]'[b] 12Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." 

viii)  The Jews were forbidden to go to Egypt for help yet apparent evangelicals today embrace “Bibles” that have their roots in Egyptian Gnosticism.

 

Jer. 42: 13 But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land, neither obey the voice of the LORD your God,

14 Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread; and there will we dwell:

15 And now therefore hear the word of the LORD, ye remnant of Judah; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there;

16 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die.

17 So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there; they shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: and none of them shall remain or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them.

18 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As mine anger and my fury hath been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so shall my fury be poured forth upon you, when ye shall enter into Egypt: and ye shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no more.

19 The LORD hath said concerning you, O ye remnant of Judah; Go ye not into Egypt: know certainly that I have admonished you this day.

 

ix)  Egypt destined for punishment with their gods, Egyptian “Bibles” declaring their Jesus as one of them!

 

Jer. 46:25 The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saith; Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him:

 

NIV Dan. 3:25  He said, "Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods."

A.V. Dan. 3: 25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

 

x)  God’s begotten (not in Egyptian “Bibles”) Son called out of Egypt.

 

Hosea 11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

Matthew 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

 

xi)  Would the “Bible” as so called “new translations” pretend to be really come out of a land placed in the same category as Sodom?

 

Rev. 11: 8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

 

xii)  Alexandria itself is associated with unbelievers, persecution and the eventual death of Stephen, an association bound to many who embrace its “Bibles”!

 

Acts 6: 8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.

10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.

Acts 7: 54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.

55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,

58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.

59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

xiii)  The Bible illustrates a lost preacher from Alexandria who had to be put straight on his doctrine as millions of evangelicals who have embraced Alexandrian “Bibles” need to be put straight today.

 

Acts 18: 24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.

26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

 

xiv)  Two ships from Alexandria carry Paul to his eventual death in Rome, Alexandria being the second largest city of the Roman Empire and thus lieth the plot to kill the whole Church and replace it with a Luciferian Church with Satan as its Christ.

 

Acts 27:6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.

Acts 28:11 And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.

12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days.

13 And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli:

What does all this tell you ........ about what Egyptian Philosophy has done for the Whole World both in the Church with "Egyptian scriptures" and in nations?

By far the majority “Bible” being used by “Churches” today is the NIV. This has its theological roots in Alexandria, Egypt where Clement of Alexandria endeavoured to combine pagan and philosophical perspectives with classical Christian teaching into his School of Theology.

 

Later coming out of this school came Origen whose work included a bringing together of  a theological technique that later became the base for Westcott and Hort to produce a pagan influenced manuscript that ultimately became the base document for the translators of the NIV. The influence of this thinking cannot produce a Bible at all as the real Bible is inspired of God.

 

Origen: “The God and Father, who holds the universe together, is superior to every being that exists, for he imparts to each one from his own existence that which each one is; the Son, being less than the Father, is superior to rational creatures alone (for he is second to the Father); the Holy Spirit is still less, and dwells within the saints alone. So that in this way the power of the Father is greater than that of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and that of the Son is more than that of the Holy Spirit, and in turn the power of the Holy Spirit exceeds that of every other holy being (Fragment 9 [Koetschau] tr. Butterworth 1966, pp. 33-34, and footnote).”  http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/o/origen.htm#SH3a

 

In presenting the subordinate “Jesus”, Origen brought about a “Christianity” of a separate Priesthood, the Godhead no longer being co-existent and co-equal. What impact has this had on the Church giving reference from the Antioch Philippians 2:6 and the Alexandrian RSV that is in line with earlier editions of NIV.

 

Philippians 2:6 King James Version (KJV)

 

6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

 

Philippians 2:6 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

 

6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

(as previous editions of NIV – now changed)

 

NIV previous edition – Phil. 2:6 Who, being in very nature[a] God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,

The base therefore of the separate priesthood

is here and not in Holy Scripture ......

After 193 A.D. Clement became Head of the School of Theology at Alexandria. He had apparently converted into being a Christian who could not leave aside the values and virtues of his education at Athens from whence he came. This philosophical basis became the foundation on which he could bring a sane and balanced approach to the Christian faith. This approach, however, is far from scriptural but is the approach I endured as a student at what was Elim Bible College at Nantwich. This once great institution founded by Principal George Jeffreys once embraced the Authorised Version but is now part of the secular University system that embraces the allegorical approaches of Alexandria.

 

 

I Cor. 3: 18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

I Cor. 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

A Clear distinction shown by scripture on how one is to study and how study is going on in the World today!

Returning to Alexandria we find that instead of aiming the “Christian” message at the uneducated like so many Christian ministers, Clement turned his attention to those who would become “Christian thinkers”. These thinkers would balance Christian thought with other mystical philosophies like Spiritualism and Theosophy. This is consistent with Westcott and Hort’s belief, there being evidence to show that they were members of a psychical society in Cambridge, Westcott and Hort producing their own “original Greek” from corrupted manuscripts we expose in our studies on the “other Jesus.”

 

One such group of thinkers was the “Hermetist” group who looked to combine Christian thinking with the spiritual guidance of the Egyptian Thoth or Greek Hermes. The general term to be used for such people was “Gnostic” and Gnosticism is at the root of thinking in the NIV, and Gnosticism (meaning a combination of thought) is exposed in the Alpha Course too.

To examine the spiritual sources of the “Hermetist” Group:

 

Egyptian Thoth.

 

This Egyptian god (note Jesus is a god in NIV) is the god of wisdom and learning who invented writing and was the official scribe of the afterworld. In this belief he wrote The Book of the Dead and travelled around with Ma’at his goddess consort. 

Personal Comment: I was led to this god in this Holy Ghost led study and my wife Lindsay during our Church meeting (13 05 07) at Chester recalled seeing a picture of Thoth and the Book of the Dead at Elim Bible College (now known as Regents Theological College) Library during our time there in the early 90’s. Why would this be in a “Pentecostal” library we ask? The answer is in this study.

It is said that he invented the magical arts including the Tarot deck so commonly used today with its combination of witchcraft and Christianity.

http://www.egyptianmyths.net/thoth.htm

 

Originally Thoth was a god of creation, and the god of learning.  Jesus in the NIV is presented as being a god as well. In this mythology Thoth was the creator God in Upper Egypt where in Ibis form he laid the world egg! With Clement looking to combine ideologies into Christian thinking there is evidence to show that there is a build-up of theology going on at Alexandria alien to the belief structures the Early Church had given their lives for.

 

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/thoth.htm

Combing many backgrounds in relation to Christianity has formed the basis for a tolerant multi-faith world. How is Jesus approach so different?

 

Be it that the Alexandrian approach is on the surface peace loving why did Jesus say this:

 

Matthew 11:11-13 King James Version (KJV)

 

11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

Let's Understand This! The Once Great Elim Denomination founded by the Godly Jeffreys now embracing Egyptian Theology with a depiction of the Egyptian god Thoth in its library! "Absolutely true!, I Say" - incredible but true -

the base of the Emerging Church - "The Other Jesus"!

Greek Hermes.

 

The influence of Hermes was considerable in Clement’s thinking having come from Athens. In Greek mythology Hermes was a messenger from the gods to the humans and in the new NIV “churches” there has been an obsession over “having words from God” given as a message from one person over the other. This obsession has taken precedence over the preaching of the Word, the Lord confirming this with His signs – not the signs of the gods as in the NIV.

 

There has also been an obsession with “allowing the Holy Spirit to move” over the preaching of the Word – JESUS BEING THE WORD – but in the NIV – he is not because of the Gnostic influences of Alexandria. In addition to this Hermes is responsible for bringing the art of bringing out “hidden meanings” to scriptures in a passion known in theological institutions as “Hermeneutics”. This has resulted in there being a whole minefield of theological opinion dividing the Church from the ancient creeds of belief. The very term “Hermeneutics” is derived from this god. This means that Church ministers are being taught the art of interpreting scripture with the eyes of a Greek god!!!!!!! It’s true – check out the syllabuses of theological institutions!!!!!!!

 

Proof scripture:

 

A.V. I John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

 

NIV 1 John 5:7-8 For there are three that testify: 8the[a] Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

 

Hermes animal symbols were the rooster and tortoise. In meetings today there are those who feel impelled to sound off like a rooster but what has to be remembered here is that Hermes was also the god of thieves. He was also known as a phallic god of boundaries, with many gods as offspring. These include Pan, the Greek god of nature, shepherds and flocks; Hermaphroditus who was changed into a person with both males and females parts; Priapus through whom Hermes phallic origins survived; Eros or Cupid; Tyche the goddess of luck; Abderus and Autolycus – the Prince of Thieves.

 

All these gods linked to Hermes represent a mish mash of devilish occupation so prevalent in today’s “Church” where thieving, immorality and strange rooster noises seem to have taken over from the Church with God’s Word in the central place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermes

 

Hermes is just one deceiving spirit which can take over an apparent Christian. Rev. Suresh Ramachandran in his studies on the Jezebel spirit discovered a false kind of “loving kindness” in the British “Church”.

 

A difference between the counterfeit love of today's charismatic to that of the agape  of Christ Jesus!

 

Counterfeit love is one of the main manifestations in a meeting where the Word of God is not preached, and I am not talking NIV word which is the doctrine of devils! Any word that changes “God” to a mere “he” is not of Almighty God! We have evidence to show that it is this Jezebellic counterfeit love that is being shown in Alpha courses. This has taken over from agape love which is the blood shedding love of Jesus that gave his life for us that we should be saved from hell fire. Of course the word “blood” and “hell” are commonly missing in the NIV.

 

Another example of Alexandrian thinking in the NIV denies God being manifested in the flesh but a mere “he”!

Important then to understand the importance of preaching, the importance of study rather than the Charismatic's obsession with the Spirit - a false Spirit for this cannot be based on the True Word of God!

CORRECT A.V. I Tim. 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

 

NIV – I Tim. 3:16 Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He[a] appeared in a body,[b] was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations,
   was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

 

Preaching of a Gnostic Word which is often academic and “loving”. In direct opposition to the blood bought Word Gnostic devotion produces a playground of devils in which immorality and strange goings on will be rife. Preaching of the real word bring correction and conviction.

 

 

II Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

 

Gnostic devils play on the feeling realm and often NIV “Church” members will be moved by physical feelings and sensations. Knowing the distinction between a Word from God and a word from a counterfeit is the key to successful Christian living. Successful Christians study the Word diligently and are not moved by a “sweet voice” or “pleasant” vision as the basis of divine guidance. If your hunger is for the spiritual experience before the Word of God especially when it applies to direction – you are not in the Body of Christ – move!

 

II Tim. 2: 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

 

Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

II Peter 1: 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

 

The Gnostic experience “Church” of the NIV develops its experience orientated meetings into a place where interest in the Word and interest in the preaching of the Word declines. There is no respect for Ministers who faithfully preach the Word for the NIV Church member deep in deception has started to move into pride with false words from “God”, which really are part of spiritual words linked to combining philosophical, pagan and Christian thinking.

 

False “words”:

  • You are a special instrument for God

  • You are more advanced than others

  • You are different than others

  • You must make a separate path

  • You must give up your job and live by faith

 

These “words” are often confirmed by others and are akin to direction words in which a believer is taken off track. Prophecy in scripture is for edification, exhortation and comfort.

 

I Cor. 14: 3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

 

Following on from these “words” come activities designed to “please” the senses. Within this belief structure is the belief within the individual that they are giving their bodies to God, comments being made like, “I feel compelled to sound like a cockerel!” Twitchings of the nerves, feelings of drafts and sensations of wind flowing on a body are all part of this new Gnostic experience combining paganism with Christianity which is the whole ethos of the NIV. Physical senses and physical manifestations are all part of what the NIV “Church” would call the coming of the Spirit! I have even seen excitement about there being no preaching of the Word! I have even seen reliance on “words from God” awaiting a confirmation in the natural realm. This is known as “putting out a fleece” and is contrary to New Testament practice. God did confirm in the Old Testament in this way but now through the blood of Jesus we have access to the Father which only the High Priest had in the Old Testament on the Day of Atonement. The God of this World is ever waiting to confirm such fleeces from those practicing Gnostic “Christianity” – the combinational of intellectual, pagan and Christian thinking.

Oh! for the commitment - for the preaching to return!

For instead of preaching has come the gnostic!

In Clement’s day the simple folk kept away from such activity and beliefs and the same has happened today. The “simple folk” of the 1930’s who embraced Pentecostalism are now a remnant. They are either concerned “Church” members or apart from the way Pentecostal denominations have gone. Gnostic teaching has come in at a time when spiritual experience has increased in the country. The combination of these two facts and the removal of the true Word of God from the churches has resulted in a manifestation of devils so great that we are now witnessing sin being manifest amongst ministers at a pace never witnessed in the 1930’s.

 

Clement believed that The Gnostics had something to teach Christians and the Christians had something to teach Gnostics. Gnostic thinking did not relate creation as being by God alone but by a God (not the God) working through agents in the heavenly places. Clement combined this thinking with belief in a Christ who lived in the flesh, acted in history, a Christ who embodied in his teaching all the best of pagan and philosophical thinking, Christ being the figure in which all their thinking could be combined and so therefore be redeemed!!!!!!

 

It is also interesting to note that “the common faith” in the NIV has become “our common faith” which infers that there is more than one faith in relation to Christ Jesus. In another heretical translation (NASB) even “the” Gospel is changed to “an”; Rev. 14:6.

 

CORRECT A.V. Dan. 3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

 

 NIV Daniel 3:25 He said, "Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods."

 

A.V. Titus 1:4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

 

NIV Titus 1:4 To Titus, my true son in our common faith:


      Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. (Use of “our” denies exclusivity and omitting “the” questions deity of the Lord Jesus Christ)

 

http://ymir.net/wrg1/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=127&MMN_position=175:93

 

The Gnosticism that was growing from Alexandria and other parts of the Mediterranean area in the 2nd. Century were all closely associated with this new form of “Christianity” that was going to be the base for the “new translations” today. To get to grips as to why we have this new “pagan Church” manifesting with strange goings on, we need to realise that this infiltration combined Christian, Jewish and Pagan thought together developing through Gnostic leaders like Valentius and Marcion.

 

http://www.meta-religion.com/Esoterism/Gnosticism/gnosticism.htm

Has this not now happened to a great extreme -

that in the vast majority of "churches"a form of Christianity exists alongside the more important "gnosis"??????

Another factor in the Alexandrian belief structures applied by Clement to the Alexandrian Theology School that was to birth the thinking behind the coming together of the corrupted manuscripts behind the NIV, was his embracing of the beliefs of Justin Martyr. Martyr is recognised according to the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church as reconciling faith and reason believing it would seem that in the Eucharist the bread and wine became the body and blood of Jesus as in Roman Catholic theology. Alpha of course with its lack of teaching on communion allows for this heresy in its course because it is Gnostic in approach.

 

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/St.+Justin,+Martyr-a0118042100

 

Faith and Reason seems to have come together in Martyr’s logic but the whole idea is completely unscriptural. However, it is this faith and reason that Martyr embraced into his theology which Clement and Tatian embraced. This went onto influence Origen who brought about thinking that ultimately brought about the NIV.

 

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

 

Martyr declared; The Logos is the pre-existent, absolute, personal Reason, and Christ is the embodiment of it, the Logos incarnate. Whatever is rational is Christian, and whatever is Christian is rational. The Logos endowed all men with reason and freedom, which are not lost by the fall. He scattered seeds of truth before his incarnation, not only among the Jews, but also among the Greeks and barbarians, especially among philosophers and poets, who are the prophets of the heathen. Those who lived reasonably and virtuously in obedience to this preparatory light were Christians in fact, though not in name; while those who lived unreasonably were Christless and enemies of Christ. Socrates was a Christian as well as Abraham, though he did not know it.

http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/probe/docs/justin.html

 

Peter, however, having received revelation not by flesh and blood was regarded by Christ Jesus as being “The Rock” (yet not Peter – but Christ on earth; Gal. 2:20) on which the Church was to be built. The very same Peter who then resorted to reason suddenly became Satan!

 

Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

Is it not the case that the Justin Martyr Approach is the Majority approach Today? How tragic! How sad!

How UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

 

MAJOR ISSUE and we return to it here.

IN THE NIV as in Gnostic Alexandrian Theology –

JESUS IS NOT EQUAL TO THE FATHER

which means he is a different JESUS to the JESUS

of the Authorised Version where he is!!!!!!!

On the subject of Jesus equality to the Father we find as in Alexandrian “Bibles” Martyr regarding Jesus as subordinate to the Father. This is the fundamental difference between the Antioch theology of the Authorised Version and the Egyptian theology of new translations. The A.V. states Jesus is equal whilst new translations relates Jesus regarding equality as something he could not grasp! One is right and one is wrong and two very different “churches” come out of this fundamental belief.

 

Martyr:  "We reasonably worship [Jesus Christ], having learned that He is the Son of the true God Himself, and holding Him in the second place, and the prophetic Spirit in the third." ……. “The Logos was the second person next to the Father, and was subordinate to the Father. In fact, he was the first creation of God: "The Word … is the first-birth of God." From Justin Martyr – First Apology.

 

This is the heresy coming through new translations with their Alexandrian background.

 

Tatian also believed in Jesus being subordinate to the Father and this developed into the heresy of Arius who in Alexandria taught that the Son was created out of nothing.

http://www.apostolic.net/biblicalstudies/trinhistory.htm

 

With Clement embracing these teachings of philosophy that looked to bring rational thinking into the Christian World the man who was to put all this thought into current translation techniques arose. His name was Origen and he either produced or developed manuscripts and theological thinking that would form a base for today’s corrupted “Bible” translations and training methods.

 

We discover in his Christology and theological approaches that many of his methods and beliefs are consistent with present day academic (not God’s) thinking. He made no definite statement on the redemptive work of Christ for he saw sin as a lack of pure knowledge, Jesus ministry therefore being one of example rather than sin redemption. This approach is consistent with the present day Alpha course. The passionate desire to see lost souls saved has practically gone from theological institutions that used to send missionaries out all over the World.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origen

It is this first apology of Martyr that we heard preached at a

Revival Conference in America -

a conference designed to trigger worldwide revival - but where is it?

This false subordinate teaching holds the body in bondage

instead of reaching out in mission!

The “rational” has replaced the leading of the Spirit embraced in the thinking of Antioch.

Why then is the teaching of the co-existent, co-equal Godhead so important?

Its vital - for it establishes WHO WE ARE IN HIM!

With this theological background linked to the manuscripts of Sinaiticus and Vaticanus came Brooke Foss Westcott (1825-1901) who was born at Birmingham and Fenton John Anthony Hort (1828-1892) at Dublin. Using the corrupted manuscripts mentioned they began work on a production to be known as the “original Greek” in 1853. (It is amazing how anyone can be taken in by a production of “original Greek” in the 19th. Century!) In 1881 they concluded their work having brought together manuscripts found in the Vatican and the monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai called Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus. Using the Alexandrian approach to translation they produced what they called the “Original Greek” and following from this came the “Revised Edition” of what they called “The Bible”.

 

It was the first major approach of Lucifer to deceive this modern era of “churches” which he has almost achieved. The Remnant, however, is standing firm, a remnant that is being marginalised from the mainstream of “churches” as it refuses to come all the claws of corrupted manuscripts, infiltrated ecumenical organisations and courses like Alpha.

Understand this! The NIV is a Luciferian transgression holding so many so called Christians in bondage no idea of who potentially they could be in Christ Jesus - the fullness of the Godhead

The doctrines presented in this Luciferian “Bible” were consistent with the Alexandrian thought identified here and a major departure from the truth of the Authorised Version. From their studies Westcott and Hort came to the following conclusions remembering that for the NIV “Church” moving in the spirit will have a very different result than for those Churches proclaiming the blood bought WORD!

 

FIRST POINT: Westcott was anti-Preacher – common today in NIV “Church”: 1846 Oct. 25th - Westcott: "Is there not that in the principles of the "Evangelical" school which must lead to the exaltation of the individual minister, and does not that help to prove their unsoundness? If preaching is the chief means of grace, it must emanate not from the church, but from the preacher, and besides placing him in a false position, it places him in a fearfully dangerous one." (Life, Vol. I, pp.44,45).

 

SECOND POINT: God’s Word seems to change and develop with the time – THE SOCIAL GOSPEL IS KING TODAY in NIV “Churches”: Oct., 22nd after Trinity Sunday - Westcott: "Do you not understand the meaning of Theological 'Development'? It is briefly this, that in an early time some doctrine is proposed in a simple or obscure form, or even but darkly hinted at, which in succeeding ages, as the wants of men's minds grow, grows with them - in fact, that Christianity is always progressive in its principles and doctrines" (Life, Vol. I, p.78).

(With the allegorical techniques of Clement – this is perfectly normal to human thinking!)

 

 

Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

 

1861 Apr. 12th - Hort to Westcott: "Also - but this may be cowardice - I have a sort of craving that our text should be cast upon the world before we deal with matters likely to brand us with suspicion. I mean, a text, issued by men already known for what will undoubtedly be treated as dangerous heresy, will have great difficulties in finding its way to regions which it might otherwise hope to reach, and whence it would not be easily banished by subsequent alarms." (Life, Vol.I, p.445).

1862 Apr. 30th, May 1st - Hort: "It seems to be clearly and broadly directed to maintaining that the English clergy are not compelled to maintain the absolute infallibility of the Bible. And, whatever the truth may be, this seems just the liberty required at the present moment, if any living belief is to survive in the land." (Life, Vol.I, p.454).

 

THIRD POINT: The Roman Catholic Manuscripts brought together by Roman Catholic sympathisers : 1847 Jan., 2nd Sunday after Epiphany - Westcott: "After leaving the monastery we shaped our course to a little oratory...It is very small, with one kneeling-place; and behind a screen was a 'Pieta' the size of life (i.e. a Virgin and dead Christ)...I could not help thinking on the grandeur of the Romish Church, on her zeal even in error, on her earnestness and self-devotion, which we might, with nobler views and a purer end, strive to imitate. Had I been alone I could have knelt there for hours." (Life, Vol.I, p.81).

1848 July 6th - Hort: "One of the things, I think, which shows the falsity of the Evangelical notion of this subject (baptism), is that it is so trim and precise...no deep spiritual truths of the Reason are thus logically harmonious and systematic...the pure Romish view seems to me nearer, and more likely to lead to, the truth than the Evangelical...the fanaticism of the bibliolaters, among whom reading so many 'chapters' seems exactly to correspond to the Romish superstition of telling so many dozen beads on a rosary...still we dare not forsake the Sacraments, or God will forsake us...I am inclined to think that no such state as 'Eden' (I mean the popular notion) ever existed, and that Adam's fall in no degree differed from the fall of each of his descendants" (Life, Vol.I, pp.76-78).

1865 Sept. 27th - Westcott: "I have been trying to recall my impressions of La Salette (a marian shrine). I wish I could see to what forgotten truth Mariolatry bears witness; and how we can practically set forth the teaching of the miracles".

Nov. 17th - Westcott: "As far as I could judge, the 'idea' of La Salette was that of God revealing Himself now, and not in one form but in many." (Life, Vol.I. pp.251,252).

Oct. 17th - Hort: "I have been persuaded for many years that Mary-worship and 'Jesus'-worship have very much in common in their causes and their results." (Life, Vol.II, p.50).

 

FOURTH POINT: Lack of Faith in relation to Christ Jesus Ministry: Aug. 11th - Westcott: "I never read an account of a miracle (in Scripture?) but I seem instinctively to feel its improbability, and discover some want of evidence in the account of it." (Life, Vol.I, p.52).

 

.FIFTH POINT: Westcott and Hort were anti-Evangelical – yet their “Bible” is now the majority “Bible” in Evangelical Churches!!!!! 1850 May 12th - Hort: "You ask me about the liberty to be allowed to clergymen in their views of Baptism. For my own part, I would gladly admit to the ministry such as hold Gorham's view, much more such as hold the ordinary confused Evangelical notions" (Life, Vol.I, p.148).

July 31st - Hort: "I spoke of the gloomy prospect, should the Evangelicals carry on their present victory so as to alter the Services." (Life, Vol.I, p.160).

1858 Oct. 21st - Further I agree with them in condemning many leading specific doctrines of the popular theology as, to say the least, containing much superstition and immorality of a very pernmicious kind...The positive doctrines even of the Evangelicals seem to me perverted rather than untrue...There are, I fear, still more serious differences between us on the subject of authority, and especially the authority of the Bible" (Life, Vol.I, p.400).

 

SIXTH POINT: PRO DARWIN EVOLUTION THEORY – in line with much Evangelical view today! 1860 Apr. 3rd - Hort: "But the book which has most engaged me is Darwin. Whatever may be thought of it, it is a book that one is proud to be contemporary with. I must work out and examine the argument in more detail, but at present my feeling is strong that the theory is unanswerable." (Life, Vol.I, p.416).

1890 Mar. 4th - Westcott: "No one now, I suppose, holds that the first three chapters of Genesis, for example, give a_literal history - I could never understand how any one reading them with open eyes could think they did - yet they disclose to us a Gospel. So it is probably elsewhere."

(Alexandrian Allegorical Approach)

 

SEVENTH POINT:  CHRIST BEARING OUR SINS IS A HERESY ACCORDING TO HORT: Oct. 15th - Hort: "I entirely agree - correcting one word - with what you there say on the Atonement, having for many years believed that "the absolute union of the Christian (or rather, of man) with Christ Himself" is the spiritual truth of which the popular doctrine of substitution is an immoral and material counterfeit...Certainly nothing can be more unscriptural than the modern limiting of Christ's bearing our sins and sufferings to His death; but indeed that is only one aspect of an almost universal heresy." (Life, Vol.I, p.430).

 

 

Isaiah 53: 1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

 

EIGHTH POINT: PROTESTANTISM TEMPORARY ACCORDING TO HORT: 1864 Sept. 23rd - Hort: "I believe Coleridge was quite right in saying that Christianity without a substantial Church is vanity and dissolution; and I remember shocking you and Lightfoot not so very long ago by expressing a belief that 'Protestantism' is only parenthetical and temporary. In short, the Irvingite creed (minus the belief in the superior claims of the Irvingite communion) seems to me unassailable in things ecclesiastical." (Life, Vol.II, p.30,31).

 

NINTH POINT: BLASPHEMERS TOWARDS THE REAL WORD: 1851 Dec. 29,30th - Hort: "I had no idea till the last few weeks of the importance of texts, having read so little Greek Testament, and dragged on with the villainous Textus Receptus.. Think of that vile Textus Receptus leaning entirely on late MSS.; it is a blessing there are such early ones" (Life, Vol.I, p.211).

Sept. 29th - Westcott to Hort: "As to our proposed recension of the New Testament text, our object would be, I suppose, to prepare a text for common and general use...With such an end in view, would it not be best to introduce only certain emendations into the received text, and to note in the margin such as seem likely or noticeable - after Griesbach's manner?...I feel most keenly the disgrace of circulating what I feel to be falsified copies of Holy Scripture (a reference to the A.V.?), and am most anxious to provide something to replace them. This cannot be any text resting solely on our own judgment, even if we were not too inexperienced to make one; but it must be supported by a clear and obvious preponderance of evidence. The margin wiil give ample scope for our own ingenuity or principles...my wish would be to leave the popular received text except where it is clearly wrong." (Life, Vol.I, pp.228,229).

May 5th - Westcott to Hort: "at present I find the presumption in favour of the absolute truth - I reject the word infallibility - of Holy Scripture overwhelming." (Life, Vol.I, p.207).

NIV “Church” members often aggressive towards preachers of the Received Text.

 

TENTH POINT: Westcott and Hort’s new “original Greek” contrary to Nicene Creed: Aug. ? - Hort to Lightfoot: "It is, I think, difficult to measure the weight of acceptance won beforehand for the Revision by the single fact of our welcoming an Unitarian, if only the Company perseveres in its present serious and faithful spirit." (Life, Vol.II, p.140). (Dr. G. Vance Smith, a Unitarian scholar, was a member of the Revision Committee. At Westcott's suggestion, a celebration of Holy Communion was held on June 22nd before the first meeting of the N.T. Revision Company. Dr. Smith communicated but said afterwards that he did not join in reciting the Nicene Creed and did not compromise his principles as a Unitarian. The storm of public indignation which followed almost wrecked the Revision at the outset. At length however Dr. Smith remained on the Committee).

 

References:

Hort, A.F., Life and Letters of Fenton J.A. Hort, MacMillan and Co., London, 1896, vols. I,II.

Westcott, A., Life and Letters of Brooke Foss Westcott, MacMillan and Co., London, 1903, vols. I,II.

http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/hort.htm

 

In addition to all this Westcott and Hort were founders of the Cambridge Ghost Society in 1851 according to Alan Gould in The Founders of Psychical Research.

 

 

"In 1851 was founded at Cambridge a Society to 'conduct a serious and earnest inquiry into the nature of the phenomena vaguely called supernatural,' and a number of distinguished persons became members." [Alan Gauld, The Founders of Psychical Research, NY: Schocken Books, 1968, p. 66]

 

In the Life of Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, by his son, A. C. Benson, will be found, under the year 1851-2, the following paragraph:

 

 

'Among my father's diversions at Cambridge was the foundation of a 'Ghost Society,' the forerunner of the Psychical Society [meaning the S.P.R.] for the investigation of the supernatural. Lightfoot, Westcott and Hort were among the members. He was then, as always, more interested in psychical phenomena than he cared to admit.'

In 1853 Westcott and Hort, now Bishops and active spiritualists began their work to produce a corrupted Greek “original text from evil manuscripts like Vaticanus and Sinaiticus to be taken up later by Dr. Eberhand Nestle who followed on from the efforts of Westcott and Hort in 1898. In 1950 Kurt Aland assumed ownership of this “original Greek” and it is this follow on from Westcott and Hort that is now seen as the base document of all new translations, it having derived through the Alexandrian methods of Clement.

 

http://www.seekgod.ca/ghostsociety.htm

From here comes the strange behaviours!

The origins of strange behaviours.

 

Mark 13: 22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

 

Alexandrian “churches” seem obsessed with “allowing the spirit” to come through – the trouble being that it will always be the counterfeit spirit confirming a counterfeit word. We know that those involved in “allowing the spirit” often have a dazed look and talk more of the “experience” than God’s Word. Within this context are testimonies of people claiming that they can now do things which they could not do before, but these things will be things of the “sense” realm.

 

Those affected by this “sense realm spirit” will be angry, critical and unkind and often with an inflated sense of “self.” This is completely opposite to the true Holy Ghost who cuts the believer to the heart.

 

Deceiving spirits thrive in places of “allowing the spirit” where the Word of God has not been preached. People are changed in the way they behave often taking on an appearance of another person. I have witnessed this first hand where “The Grace” is said at the end of such a meeting with false smiles being manifest one to another! An outsider looking in would say that these people are affected and indeed this is correct as they have been lulled to behave in a uniform manner that goes with belonging to a cult. One can tell a house of deceiving spirits for there is an emphasis on ministering to each other in a strange way! This is opposite to my Holy Ghost Mission Hall days when the emphasis was on the ministry of the Word worldwide; Mark 16.

 

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

 

Mark 16: 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

 

Please note that scripturally:

 

Holy Ghost is given to empower the believer for ministry – not sense delight!

The Word is “GO” – not “stay for ministry”

The Lord confirms the Word with signs following – THE WORD COMES FIRST

 

With this “move of the spirit” comes a craving for more ministry, for with this submission to “the spirit” comes depression, feelings of heaviness and bitterness towards others. Within this context are testimonies of supernatural visions and manifestations with the believer relying on these more than God’s Word. The spirit then has the believer exactly where he wants him or her! The scriptures may be quoted within this context but only as an obscure way of seemingly proving the manifestation to be of God. The true Church emphasises the Word first. The “Church” of the false Word emphasizes the experience and finds scripture to prove it – and of course in the NIV (and all the other modern translations) that Word can be found!

 

Non-action is another “fruit” of this “allowing the spirit”. The true Holy Ghost brings about action but the reaction this deceiving spirit brings is often in the imagination realm and this realm is a place well understood by mediums and the like.

 

Summary

 

Alexandrian “allowing the spirit Churches” – have “believers who

 

i)           when praying sink into a passive position which they interpret as waiting on God

ii)          become passive rather than active in everyday life

iii)         have no vision and plans to meet God’s call for their lives contrary to Hab. 2

 

The Biblical way in contrast is as follows:

 

II Tim. 3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

 

Within this context comes what have become strange goings on in meetings. Frank Bartleman (of the 1906 `Azusa Street' Revival)  said:  "Many  are willing  to  seek  `power'  from every battery they can lay their hands on, in order to perform  miracles...   A  true  `Pentecost' will  produce  a  mighty  conviction  for  sin, a turning to God. False manifestations produce only excitement and  wonder...  Any work that exalts the Holy Ghost or the `gifts' above Jesus will finally land up in fanaticism."

 

Isaiah 58: 1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

 

This work has become a warning of God for the last days in which God is looking to restore HIS WORD to the Church that the World might know that JESUS IS LORD. Instead Lucifer’s own word has taken priority in NIV Churches. After all in the NIV he has the same titles as Jesus and so is one of the same.

 

THE ULTIMATE BLASPHEMY! NIV gives same titles to Lucifer and Jesus

 

A.V. Isa. 14: 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

 

 NIV Isa. 14: 12 How you have fallen from heaven,
       O morning star, son of the dawn!
       You have been cast down to the earth,
       you who once laid low the nations!

 13 You said in your heart,
       "I will ascend to heaven;
       I will raise my throne
       above the stars of God;
       I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
       on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. [c]

 14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
       I will make myself like the Most High."

 15 But you are brought down to the grave,
       to the depths of the pit.

 

NIV II Peter 1:19  And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

 

NIV Rev. 22:16  "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you[a] this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."

 

Many Alexandrian “Churches” embraced the “Toronto Blessing” and even if this was initially of God we have to bear witness to the fact that even revival can go astray as John Wesley warned: "At the first, revival is true  and  pure,  but  after a few weeks watch for counterfeits." http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~revival/toronto.html Combine spirituality and the Alexandrian Word and inevitably the result will be the same – devils.

 

The following book extract illustrates the dangers of excess, but the reason for it being included here is to show that the true blood bought Word if it was preached would bring the conviction so as to prevent this happening.

 

This extract is from a   century-old  book  by  T.W. Caskey,  in  which he recalls many of the religious happenings in the Southern States of America in the early 1800's.

 

This was  the period when many huge `Camp Meetings' were held in the South, accompanied by unusual religious phenomena (which they called  `revival'): "Some would fall prostrate and lie helpless for hours at a time... The whole congregation by some inexplicable nervous action would sometimes be thrown into side-splitting convulsions of laughter and when it started, no power could check or control it until it ran its course. At other times the nervous excitement set the muscles to twitching and jerking at a fearful rate and finally settle down to regular, straight-forward dancing. Like the `Holy Laugh' it was simply ungovernable until it ran its course.  When a man started laughing, dancing, shouting or jerking, it was impossible for him to stop until exhausted nature broke down  in a death-like swoon..." http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~revival/toronto.html

In amongst all this "repentance" is gone - reason has come &

in amongst it all an Alpha Course ceasing this opportunity!

What is significant about current times with the new translations and “allowing the Holy Spirit” is that repentance preaching has gone. The Alexandrian removal of “hell” in so many places goes along with this ethos.

 

 

A.V. Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

 

NIV Psalm 9:17  The wicked return to the grave, [a]
       all the nations that forget God.

 

If there is no “hell” – then what did Jesus save us from – only the grave?

 

Real preaching involves letting the sinner know where he or she is destined and this can only be done through the Received Text. The lack of repentance preaching in and around the Alexandrian versions would most certainly have concerned revivalists like Wesley, Finney and Jonathan Edwards. The falling down in their meetings was a result of the Holy Ghost convicting the sinner of sin, and also in relation to receiving power for ministry.

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~revival/toronto.html

The widespread use of the Alpha Course which came out of Holy Trinity Brompton has in my view added to the advent of the “allowing the Spirit” culture that has widely taken over from the preaching of the blood bought Word that brought repentance. Use of Alexandrian Bibles and allegorical theology firmly prove my view that there has been a huge conspiracy by Lucifer to take over Evangelical and Pentecostal churches. The course was put together by Curate Nicky Gumbell and is presented as being fully ecumenical. It is widely accepted by the Roman Catholic Church for it embraces its Alexandrian roots.

 

Alpha involves: 

i)             Talk One: Meaning of life and relevance of Christianity

 

ii)          Talk Two: Historical evidence for the reliability of the “Bible” (which Bible????)

 

iii)       Why did Jesus die? This is one of the crunch areas for sin is presented as something people do rather than emphasizing what people are by nature because of Adam’s fall. Gumbell’s audience is not informed that by Adam’s disobedience all have inherited sin.

 

Rom. 5: 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

 

Instead of moving by the blood bought word Gumbell simply asks the followers to say “sorry” for their sin and ask Jesus into their lives. Whilst there is emphasis on the “Holy Spirit”, the convicting power of the Spirit is not seen within this course, so therefore, the actual “salvations” have to be in doubt. We need an immediate return to the PREACHING OF GOD’S WORD THROUGH THE “ANOINTING CONVICTING PREACHED WORD” FROM THE BLOOD STAINED PAGES OF THE AUTHORISED VERSION.

 

No wonder so many Pastors are going astray when all you have to do is say “sorry” each time and all will be alright. This is completely unbiblical as the Minister of the Word of God has to die to the powers of the flesh and move into the blood stained garments of Jesus Christ; Eph. 6.

 

Jer. 12:10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

11 They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.

When the Preacher of the Blood Stained Word does appear, the Alpha converts rise up in anger because they have been “amusingly brought into the Kingdom” by pleasantries and jokes and do not like to be convicted of their sin because they have already “let Jesus into their heart”. It simply does not work this way and so the combination of allegorical Gnostic theology, Satanic “Bibles” and being brought into the Kingdom through Alpha with “allowing the spirit” means that all we have today in Pentecostal-Evangelical churches is a playground of evil spirits rather than the old time convicting power of the Holy Ghost. John Bunyan’s insight into Vanity Fair absolutely applies to these “playground churches” today.

 

Instead of allowing the convicting power of the Spirit Gumbell uses today’s “nicey nicey” techniques of not wanting to hurt anyone’s feelings. This approach almost eliminates the Gospel from the Course even though he does mention sin over thirty times in Talk 3. He mentions sin, however, without mentioning Adam and being born in sin. The “pray a prayer” technique is used without the concept of being saved from hell being explained and the power of the blood of Jesus. Not surprising as the NIV leaves out the blood!

 

CORRECT A.V. Col. 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

NIV – NO BLOOD VERSION :, Col. 1: 14 in whom we have redemption,[a] the forgiveness of sins.

How can anyone be saved in such an atmosphere without the conviction of the Holy Ghost? I remember the atmosphere at Gospel Meetings of the 1950’s in Liverpool when souls came out convicted of sin and their lives were changed. Where is the evidence of that phenomenon today?

 

There may be evidence of saying a prayer with Gumbell’s technique but there is no evidence of mass revival, and certainly no evidence of “dying to self” and “leaving the World” in these NIV “churches”. This is because the exclusivity of Christ Jesus as being the only way to the Father and a withdrawal from the life of Baal is not emphasized. Instead the NIV and its related theological approaches are the Gnostic methods of Alexandria. Gnosticism mixes cultures which means that in Alpha great care is taken not to upset anybody.

 

Preachers of the “old school” are regarded as “too heavy” and are alienated from the “Churches” stolen by the devil for his Alexandrian Social Gospel. There is no explanation in the Alpha course that good works do not save knowing that part of Alpha’s audience believe that christenings, infant baptisms and confessions to a Priest also bring “salvation” and so being “born again” is not the only path of salvation in  Alpha.

 

Lutheran theology of “faith alone” is missing and so thousands of Roman Catholics have embraced the course and in true Gnostic style have managed to combine Roman Catholic Alexandrian theology with the concept of saying a “sinners prayer”, “receiving the spirit” and “speaking in tongues”. All this goes on whilst still praying rosary prayers to Mary, confessing to a Priest (why is this necessary when you have said the sinners prayer?) and practising the seven Roman sacraments.

 

Gnosticism is alive today and is well activated in NIV Alpha Course “churches”!!!!!! Where is the teaching of the once for all sacrifice? “Once for all” does not fit into Catholic theology for each time they eat the bread they are eating the literal body of Christ! “Once for all” and “the sinners prayer”, therefore do not come together in Alpha and so a numbers of ways for salvation is advocated.  Gumbell has admitted that he has carefully scripted the course to enable the course to be used by Catholics and so teaching on communion and baptism is left out, and so the “new converts” are converted into a new multi faith style Christianity that goes about not upsetting people. Very different to the life of Jesus!

 

This is why our ministry refuses to be part of this “new wave” move with its “bringing together” organizations like FGBMFI, Churches Together and the Evangelical Alliance.

 

Luke 12: 49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?

50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

54 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.

55 And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.

56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

 

II Cor. 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty

No Conviction of the Spirit!

Despite majoring on the Holy Spirit, the conviction of the Spirit is never mentioned in Alpha. Repentance is just mentioned but not as a major issue as in Jesus ministry and the ministry of my mission hall days. I wonder if there are any real “born again” Christians left as the major part of Evangelical Pentecostal movements has been stolen away. Ask yourself – where are the changed lives? Where are the testimonies of withdrawal from the World? Gone – because this Alpha course allows you to say a prayer, “receive the spirit” and continue your life in the world because the student has not come under the Holy Ghost’s conviction power and on top of all of this the student is recommended to use a Gnostic Bible!

 

A.V. John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

 

Psalm 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

 

Luke 15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

 

Luke 13: 2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?

3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?

5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

 

The British publication, The Christian Research Network Journal, has scrutinized the Alpha program and come up with six major criticisms. The Journal says the Alpha Course is: “massively over-hyped and spiritually deceptive ... with its wholly inadequate view of Christian conversion and experience.”

Chris Hand in his analysis of Alpha concludes the following:

“1. The God of Alpha is not the God of the Bible. ... it does not present us with the God who has revealed Himself in the Bible. ... It simply fails to tell us anything we need to know about God.

2. The plight of man in Alpha is not as serious as in the Bible. ... Alpha does not use strong terms and leaves us rather unclear about where we stand. As one follows its argument, sin is more to be seen in the way we have ‘messed up our lives.’... For all the gravity of sin, Alpha never allows us to feel too bad about ourselves. It never permits us to see ourselves in God’s sight. That is a big omission.

3. The Jesus Christ of Alpha is not the Jesus Christ of the Bible. ... despite having part of the course titled ‘Why did Jesus die?’, it is unable in the final analysis to answer this question. ...

4. The love of God in Alpha is not the love of God of the Bible. ... The God of the Bible is love but it is love that is seen in His willingness to save sinners. ... without the context of God’s holiness and absolute perfection, the meaning of love is lost to us. ...

5. The Holy Spirit of Alpha is not the Holy Spirit of the Bible. ... Alpha’s ‘Spirit’ appears to work in ways that lie outside the confines of Scripture. Whoever it is that people are ‘introduced’ to at the Alpha Weekend, it is not the Holy Spirit. But who ever this mysterious guest is, he is equally at home with the ecstatic gatherings of New Age enthusiasts and non-Christian religions alike.

6. Conversions in Alpha are not like the conversions in the Bible. ... More often than not it is an emotional experience about the love of God but without any understanding of holiness or the need to be saved from our sins. ... For all its efforts, Alpha does not help us to know God. It does not describe the true and living God for us. It does not diagnose man’s condition accurately enough. ... it is unable to supply us with the ‘good news’.”

Alpha is just new window dressing on the old “Holy Ghost bartender” theme, the Toronto theme and the Brownsville reruns. It could be retitled “Steps to Frenzy” or “Finding God in My Feelings”, or “Letting Out the Animal Inside.” The result is not unlike the old Esalen groups, primal scream therapy or the lunacy of a drug experience."

http://emergentno.blogspot.com/2005/09/alpha-course-renovare-and-emergent.html

 

Nicky Gumbell regards Alpha as a new approach for a post_Christian age. God’s approach has not changed, however, for His Spirit still convicts of sin, the only way to be “born again”.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~emcd/TheNewAgeOfAlpha.pdf

What should be Happening!

“The criteria of knowing whether God is in charge of a meeting are as follows:

 

(1)         People will pray to the Father in the Name of Jesus, & talk to Jesus in a 1:1 relationship, who intercedes to the Father as the Spirit intercedes. And this intercession will be in line with the Spirit & the Son interceding to the Father [Romans 8].

 

(2)         All prophecy given will be in line with I Corinthians 14: edification, exhortation & comfort.

 

 

(3)         The Holy Ghost coming upon a person will be in line with Acts 1:8 – empowered for ministry, & Acts 10:38; & I John 4:17.

 

(4)         In meetings, there will be conviction of sin; the word ‘sanctification’ commonly used; testimonies of the world being removed from people’s lives will be common; an absolute passion to study the Word daily, & continue on the road to holiness.

 

(5)         Purity increases, immorality decreases.

 

(6)         Laying on of hands will be in line of bringing healing & deliverance to others.

 

(7)         There will be no emphasis of self-gratification, but a yearning desire to pass the Holy Spirit on: in effect, to lose the Spirit as Jesus lost virtue with the woman with the issue of blood.

 

(8)         Overwhelming yearning to be led daily by the Spirit of God [Romans 8]. This yearning does not give any heed to one’s own life.

 

(9)         The changed individual will not have to come up continuously for prayer at meetings, because the individual would have studied the Word day by day, & the truth will have set them free.

 

(10)     They will know the power of the blood, & will not give heed to Bible translations that have removed the blood.

 

(11)     They will recognise true ministers of God’s Word, who plunge the powers of darkness with the true sword of the Spirit, rather than those who give homilies to make them feel good.

 

(12)     A true minister will not be concerned over a decline in numbers: rather, he will be concerned about a decline in morality. They will recognise the true move of the Spirit at this time, which is a separation between those of the true Word, & those of the false.

 

(13)     Secret societies that have infiltrated the Church will be exposed for what they are. The power of the Spirit overwhelming a person will always relate to a determination to witness the power of God.

 

(14)     The person will always talk about the Word of God, not the experience, for from the Word emanates the power to be witnesses.

“Had what you see today been a true move of the Holy Ghost, you would have seen colleges full of people studying the blood-bought Word; you would have seen prayer meetings & Bible studies full; intellectual debate would have been brought to naught. Instead, you would have witnessed a dying to self before the Father, & an overwhelming desire to fulfil the Father’s will, fulfilment of the Father’s will being a condition for healing & deliverance.

 

“There will be huge respect for those who minister the Word of God. Preachers of the true blood-bought Word of God will be wealthy: not for self-gratification, but for establishing the Word of God [Deut.8:18]. Prosperity will be linked to obedience [Job 36:11], & prosperity & health will be linked to the ability to proclaim the Gospel [III John:2]. Because where it says that ‘above all things, you prosper & be in health,’ the ‘you’ is the person who has died to the things of this world, for his prosperity is in the context of walking in the heavenly places with Christ Jesus [Ephesians 1&2].

 

“There will be an overwhelming longing to tithe & give offerings for the mission field, & partake at the table of the Lord; not with an attitude initially of receiving from the Lord, but with an attitude of giving to the Lord as Abraham gave at the table of Melchizedek [Gen.14 & Gal.3].

 

“Money will not be important to the individual except in the view of providing for family, which will be a family completely dedicated to proclaim the Word of God. This will be priority over having luxuries, although the Lord will provide these once He has seen fruit to witness that these will not be idols in that person’s life – for in all things He must have the pre-eminence.

 

“My Word to is this: you are to deliver what was My Church from the god of mammon to the God of Abraham, Isaac & Joseph; to the God of Jacob, Isaiah & all the prophets. You are to preach My Word wherever I tell you to go.

 

“You are going to have more & more people crying out for the things of God in the manner of which I told you.

 

“Whom you see in churches today are not saved, because they have sought the experience & not the sacrifice. You give Me all of your lives & I will give you all of Mine.

 

“The true Church looks to Me first, & not acceptance in the world. What you are witnessing today is a different gospel. What you see in NIV churches is a gospel. Its false manuscripts readily admit it as being so. What you see in the Authorised Version is the gospel: the one martyrs gave their lives for, & its through the blood of My sacrifice men & women are saved, delivered, set free – not as a continuous process, but as an immediate process of regeneration in line with the submission level of the individual.”

He that leaveth off preaching and hearing the word of God

for fear of being excommunicated of men, is already excommunicated  

of God, and shall in the day of judgment be counted a traitor to Christ. ...  

John Wycliffe 1320-1384 

Genesis 2:16-18 King James Version (KJV)

 

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, 

Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it:

for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone;

I will make him an help meet for him.

Alpha never uses a Bible - just a strange translation of Egypt

Alpha is full of Alexandrian Gnostic Theology combining philosophy, paganism and a Egyptian form of “Christianity” that downgrades Jesus to being subordinate to Jehovah God, a form of blasphemy that formed heresies like that of Arius who provided the theology for Russell to form Jehovah’s Witnesses.

 

The Bible warns of “false Christs” in the last days. This certainly is one!

This is absolute proof that the “Jesus” of Alpha and the “new translations” is not the Jesus of the true Word of God.

The Proof:

 

PROOF 1 – The Alpha Course refers continually to a document called “NIV” – never the Bible, this strange Egyptian document that refers to a “Jesus” subordinate, not equal with God, a very different Jesus to that of the Authorized Version!

 

All “new translations” come from the same Egyptian manuscripts : Codices Alexandrinus, Vaticanus, and Sinaiticus very different to the Bible’s Textus Receptus”!

 

Note: NIV’s source manuscripts are the same as Jehovah’s Witness New World Translation, and we will discover the similarity in both texts.

 

Alpha’s “Jesus” is most certainly not equal with the Father and so is a different Jesus to the one of the Authorized Version.

We give the proof!

NWT (Jehovah’s Witness): Phil.2: 6 who, although he was existing in God’s form, gave no consideration to a seizure, namely, that he should be equal to God.

NIV Phil. 2:6 (earlier edition) Who, being in very nature[a] God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,

NASB  Phil. 2:6 who, although He (A)existed in the (B)form of God, (C)did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped

AMPLIFIED Phil. 2:6 Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [[a]possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not [b]think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped [c]or retained,

NLT   Phil. 2:6 Though he was God,[a] he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.

ESV Phil 2: 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

 

The Bible’s JESUS is co-equal, co-existent, the fullness of the Godhead, begotten – not made!

Alpha’s NIV “Jesus” is somewhat different.

 

CORRECT A.V. Phil. 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

 

There are two “Jesus’s” here – the Alpha NIV “Jesus” (along with Jehovah’s Witness New World Translation) who could not GRASP EQUALITY WITH GOD …

 

In great contrast – THE TRUE WORD OF GOD – which declares THE REAL JESUS who thought it not robbery to be equal with God

In fairness to Alpha, however, Pastor Chris Hand does declare, that there is unambiguous belief in the deity of Christ. It does have some apt illustrations, some of which work very well.

Pastor Chris Hand. Falling Short p.55

 

If this is the case, however, why use a Gnostic “Bible” that cannot back up this approach??? No wonder there is so much confusion!!!!!!!!

 

Perhaps Pastor Hand’s observation that there is little emphasis on the righteousness and holiness of God’s being will give us the answer. In addition to this God the Creator, declares Pastor Hand, “is not even thought worth a mention.” He continues, “In Alpha God is simply introduced to us as one who can help us rather than as the self-existent and eternally glorious Maker of heaven and earth.”

Pastor Chris Hand. Falling Short p.57

 

My reading of Alpha material has led me to see a continual downgrading of the real blood bought Bible with an encouragement to Alpha students to read the Egyptian modern “translations”.

Alpha Course Leaders Manual p. 27

 

Whatever the motivation of Nicky Gumbel, he is portraying a different Gospel of a different “Jesus” that has a root so entrenched in Gnostic ideology, that its root can only be of Egypt.

 

It is in Alexandria that Clement sought to bring together Greek & Egyptian philosophies with Christianity and Paganism to produce a theology that would be accepted by all the people. It would seem Nicky Gumbel with his use of his “user-friendly” NIV either knowingly or knowingly has sought to do the same.

From here has come the “accommodation Gospel”,

a gospel in which the narrow road has been made wide. 

Yes! We have found the underlying cultish activity operating in Alpha, Theological Departments and Colleges throughout the world.

 

It is called “Textual or Higher Criticism” and the U.K. Assemblies of God before being bound by the Cultish threat themselves warned about it in their Redemption Tidings, July 1924.

Warning Points:

                                      I.     World War I did not stop the German Gnostic techniques infiltrating the world with false belief.

 

                                      II.     The Rylands Theological Department, University of Manchester named as the starting point of this infiltration through Professor Peake and his “Commentary of the Bible”. (The current edition of this piece of blasphemy admits that the original’s edition referred to was based on the Revised (same Gnostic Egyptian manuscripts as Alpha’s NIV) Version whereas the latest heretical edition is based on the Revised Standard Version.

 

                                   III.     Look at the Biblical criticism expounded by Peake that is exposed by these faithful Pentecostals in 1924. It is from this root we find Alpha today which is why God told me to refuse University of Manchester’s offer of a degree to me! Elim Bible College (known now as Regents) during my stay in the early 90’s put itself under the same heretical Theological Department AOG warned about in 1924!

WE ARE DEALING WITH A CULT THAT HAS INFILTRATED EVANGELICAL AND PENTECOSTAL CIRCLES SO MASSIVE THAT ONLY A SMALL REMNANT IS LEFT OF THE TRUE CHURCH WORLDWIDE, the influence of the Vatican and Bible Societies being massive.

 

We prove Alpha’s ALLEGIANCE TO THIS CULT …

 

 

CORRECT A.V. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

 

Instead of dealing with inbred sin through the blood of Jesus, the glorious faith of Jesus being stirred up from those who have died to self as in Gal. 2:20 – Alpha looks to prove the existence of its “Jesus” through TEXTUAL CRITICISM from which University? Yes you are right – MANCHESTER and this heresy is producing a new form of “Christian” that looks for the physical – rather than the spiritual assurance of salvation of the true Christian.

 

Mark 8: 11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.

12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

 

We will prove in this study that Alpha is experience based rather than WORD ORIENTATED for after all the Word is never mentioned – only the Gnostic infiltration NIV! This means that the “Holy Spirit” mentioned is for those who will not have learnt from the true WORD OF GOD the real art of discernment that comes through being led by the true Holy Ghost; Romans 8.

It would seem also from the fruit of Alpha that the experience is far from being Biblically based, and so it is my conviction that there has to be a return to the blood bought Word to enable the true Holy Ghost to convict of sin so that the true Jesus may be witnessed in the hearts of former Alpha students.

 

Look at this admission (printed in blue) from Alpha’s Nicky Gumbel in Alpha Questions of Life p.22. My comments – in brackets. Gumbel looks for proof of the existence of Jesus.

 

So there is evidence outside the New Testament

(the New Testament not good enough, therefore) for the existence of Jesus. Furthermore, the evidence in the New Testament is very strong. Sometimes people say, “The New Testament was written a long time ago. How do we know that what they wrote down has not been changed over the years?”

 

The answer is that we do know, very accurately through the science of textual criticism,

(No role for Alpha’s Holy Spirit here – just as well Peter had not been on an Alpha Course ….., and it is just as well Alpha was not about in my mission hall days when men and women were convicted by the Holy Ghost of sin and came to Jesus in true repentance weeping and crying – I doubt whether textual criticism would have had the same affect!!!!!!!)

 

 

CORRECT A.V. Matthew  16: 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

 

what the New Testament writers wrote. Essentially the more texts we have, the less doubt there is about the original.

(Oh yes! Since we have had “more texts” – we have not had less doubt – but more of it making today’s College and Universities minefields of textual criticism unbelievers!!!!!)

 

The late Professor F.F. Bruce (who was Rylands professor of biblical criticism and exegesis at the University of Manchester) shows in his book “Are the New Testament Documents Reliable?” how wealthy the New Testament is in manuscript attestation by comparing its texts  (note plural – more than one Bible!!!!!!) with other historical works.

(We now have a “Christianity” that needs physical proof – note in Alpha – an emphasis on physical signs!!!!!)

 

CORRECT AUTHORIZED VERSION

II Cor. 4: 1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

With this move from heart faith to knowledge faith where does that leave the Church?

 

Romans 10:10 King James Version (KJV)

 

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

PROOF 2:  Alpha’s NIV “Jesus” has the same title as Lucifer!!!!

 

CORRECT A.V. Isa. 14: 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

THE NIV, HOWEVER RELATES LUCIFER AS BEING THE “MORNING STAR” – A TITLE IT ALSO GIVES TO ITS “JESUS” WHO RISES “IN YOUR HEARTS.

 NIV Isa. 14: 12 How you have fallen from heaven,
       O morning star, son of the dawn!
       You have been cast down to the earth,
       you who once laid low the nations!

 13 You said in your heart,
       "I will ascend to heaven;
       I will raise my throne
       above the stars of God;
       I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
       on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. [c]

 14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
       I will make myself like the Most High."

 15 But you are brought down to the grave,
       to the depths of the pit.

NIV II Peter 1:19  And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

 

NIV Rev. 2:28  just as I have received authority from my Father. 28I will also give him the morning star.

 

NIV Rev. 22:16  "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you[a] this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."

 

With its determination to be appealing to today’s society no wonder Alpha’s Gnostic mix of paganism, philosophy and its form of Alexandrian Christianity is so popular!

 

In addition – Alpha’s “Jesus” is the Egyptian “Capstone” too ….

A.V. I Peter 2:6,7

6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

 

The Cornerstone now, however, has become “the capstone”(pictured) – the top stone of a pyramid, a symbol of Lucifer – thus making Jesus and Lucifer one of the same in the NIV.

 

NIV: 6 For in Scripture it says:
   "See, I lay a stone in Zion,
      a chosen and precious cornerstone,
   and the one who trusts in him
      will never be put to shame."[a] 7Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,
   "The stone the builders rejected
      has become the capstone,

Alpha’s NIV “Jesus” is, therefore, the “Capstone” a remarkable coming together of its “Jesus” and Lucifer, seemingly both created beings of God – and in NIV seemingly brothers!

 

No wonder New Agers are comfortable with Alpha! In our meetings they freak out under the power of the Holy Ghost!!!!!!

Gumbel: Others, often the younger guests, coming from the New Age movement find that rational and historical explanations leave them cold, but at the weekend away they are on more familiar territory in experiencing the spirit.

Gumbel N. How to run the Alpha Course p. 37

No wonder Alpha    suits "New Agers"

PROOF 3: Alpha’s NIV “Jesus” has an earthly father, was not “God” manifest in the flesh, is not regarded as “begotten”, is just “a son” rather than “the son”, with things being made “through him” rather than “by him”!

 

A different “Jesus” all together and a “Jesus” just like the Jehovah’s Witness created “Jesus”.

 

NWT Jehovah’s Witness: Luke 2:33 And its father and mother continued wondering at the things being spoken about it.

NIV Luke 2: 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him.

NASB Luke 2:33  And His father and (A)mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him.

AMPLIFIED Luke 2:33  And His [legal] father and [His] mother were marveling at what was said about Him.

NLT Luke 2:33   Jesus’ parents were amazed at what was being said about him.

ESV Luke 2:33  And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.  

JOSEPH NOT JESUS FATHER IN AUTHORIZED VERSION!!!!!

 

Luke 2: 33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

 

Alpha’s NIV (along with the other “new translations”) “Jesus” not regarded as “God” manifest in flesh!

 

NWT Jehovah’s Witness: I Tim. 3:16 Indeed, the sacred secret of this godly devotion is admittedly great: ‘He was made manifest in flesh, was declared righteous in spirit, appeared to angels, was preached about among nations, was believed upon in [the] world, was received up in glory.’

 

NIV: 1 Tim. 3:16 Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He[a] appeared in a body,[b] was vindicated by the Spirit,
was seen by angels,  was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

 

NASB: 1 Tim. 3:16  By common confession, great is (A)the mystery of godliness:He who was (B)revealed in the flesh,
Was (C)vindicated in the Spirit,(D)Seen by angels. (E)Proclaimed among the nations,(F)Believed on in the world,(G)Taken up in glory.

 

AMPLIFIED: 1 Timothy 3:16  And great and important and weighty, we confess, is the hidden truth (the mystic secret) of godliness. He [[a]God] was made visible in human flesh, justified and vindicated in the [Holy] Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, [and] taken up in glory. Footnotes: a) 1 Timothy 3:16 Some manuscripts read "God."

 

(Note; where Amplified says “some manuscripts – it is insultingly downgrading Textus Receptus – the PURE WORD OF GOD!)

 

NLT I Tim. 3:16  Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith[a]: Christ[b] was revealed in a human body and vindicated by the Spirit.[c]He was seen by angels and announced to the nations. He was believed in throughout the world and taken to heaven in glory.

ESV I Tim. 3:16  Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness:He[a] was manifested in the flesh,vindicated[b] by the Spirit,[c] seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

 

 

AUTHORIZED VERSION says clearly “GOD MANIFEST IN THE FLESH”

 

 

I Tim. 3: 16And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

 

Alpha’s NIV “Jesus” not “begotten” – but made!

 

Alpha’s NIV “Godhead” in agreement but not as “one” as in Authorized Version because only non-created deity can be as one!

 

A.V. I John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

 

NIV 1 John 5:7 For there are three that testify: 8the[a] Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

 

A.V. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

NIV John 3:16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

Just “a son” rather than “the son”!

 

NWT Jehovah’s Witness Dan. 3:25  He was answering and saying: “Look! I am beholding four able-bodied men walking about free in the midst of the fire, and there is no hurt to them, and the appearance of the fourth one is resembling a son of the gods.”

 

Dan. 3:25 NIV  He said, "Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods."

 

Dan 3:25 NASB  He said, "Look! I see four men loosed and (A)walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the (B)gods!"

 

Dan. 3:25 AMPLIFIED  He answered, Behold, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt! And the form of the fourth is like a son of the gods!

 

Dan 3:25 NLT “Look!” Nebuchadnezzar shouted. “I see four men, unbound, walking around in the fire unharmed! And the fourth looks like a god[a]!”

 

Dan 3:25 ESV he answered and said, "But I see four men unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods."

 

The Authorized Version – Jesus IS THE SON OF GOD!

 

Dan 3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

 

“Through him” or “by him”?

 

NWT   John 1:3 Jehovah’s Witness: All things came into existence through him, and apart from him not even one thing came into existence.

 

NIV John 1:3  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

 

NASB John 1:3  All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

 

AMPLIFIED John 1:3  All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.

 

NLT John 1:3  God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him.

 

ESV John 1:3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

 

 

The Authorised Version = “BY HIM”! Things were made BY HIM because JESUS IS FULLY GOD!

 

 

John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

With Christ’s deity undermined and what He achieved for us

a new form of salvation has come with no saving from hell. 

Proof 4: Alpha’s Multi Faith NIV “more than one way to God” 

- “our faith” (meaning there are others) rather than the faith!

 

Of course – you can say the “sinners prayer” with Alpha on the Monday and confess sins to the Catholic Priest on the Tuesday ….. more than one way to God!!!!!

 

The “Sinners Prayer” in Alpha is somewhat inadequate, however, as it fails to deal with sin and the consequences of sin.

 

Gumbel’s “”Sinners Prayer”: Heavenly Father, I am sorry for all the things I have done wrong in my life. (Take a few moments to ask his forgiveness for anything particular that is on your own conscience.) Please forgive me. I now turn from everything which I know is wrong.

 

Thank you that you sent your Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for me so that I could be forgiven and set free. From now on I will follow and obey him as my Lord. Thank you that you now offer me this gift of forgiveness and your Spirit. I now receive that gift. Please come into my life by your Holy Spirit to be with me for ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

Pastor Chris Hand points out: It is interesting to note again the stress upon sin as being the ‘things I have done wrong in my life’. Pastor Hand goes on to establish the weakness of words like “sorry” and establishes a key difference I see today from the repentances I witnessed in my mission hall days.

Pastor Chris Hand. Falling Short p.70

 

The key difference is that the “sinners prayer” that was said in those days was a conviction of the heart, a crying out to God and a turning away from the things of this world as precious souls began on the road to entire sanctification. This crying out dealt with inbred sin for this Word was given by the blood convicting Preacher of the Word of God, the blood being missing from Alpha’s NIV led mish mash of Gnostic belief.

 

Pastor Hand points out that there is no evidence to show that model prayers were used by the Early Church and I cannot recall their use in my 1950’s Mission Hall. What I do remember was changed lives and constant testimony of this, the preaching of God’s Word being vital in this process.  Alpha has made redundant blood convicting preachers and replaced these deliverers of God’s message with a “Gospel” that sits comfortably with the sin of sinners.

 

Instead of the exclusivity of Jesus, we now have Alpha’s “common accepting faith” being referred to by the NIV as our common faith meaning there is more than one way to God.

 

Thank God that there is a remnant prepared to preach “the common faith” that convicts of sin and brings sinners to the knees of Jesus in a genuine act of repentance, Peter’s hearers being cut to the heart.

 

Pastor Chris Hand: When they were told to repent they knew what this meant because they were already … ‘cut (pricked) to the heart’ because the Spirit of God was working in them. Peter could assure his listeners that they would be forgiven and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit if they truly turned to the Lord. They did not have to use a form of words. Whereas, with ‘Alpha’, assurance is given us because we have prayed a prayer. This is false assurance.

Pastor Chris Hand. Falling Short p.71

CORRECT A.V. Titus 1: 4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

 

Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

 

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

 

NIV  Titus 1:4 To Titus, my true son in our common faith:
      Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

 

Matthew 6:7 King James Version (KJV)

 

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

In view of Alpha’s recognition of more than one faith,

where does that leave its “sinners prayer”

particularly in view of what Jesus said?

Proof 5: Alpha’s NIV Salvation Course no longer “through his blood”

and “for us” and no longer being saved from “hell”!

 

 

CORRECT A.V. Col. 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

 

NIV Col. 1:14 in whom we have redemption,[a] the forgiveness of sins.

 

CORRECT A.V. I Peter 4:1: Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

 

NIV I Peter 4:1 with “for us” missing - 1Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin.

 

CORRECT A.V. Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

 

NIV: Psalm 9:17 The wicked return to the grave, [a]
       all the nations that forget God.

 

The widespread use of the Alpha Course which came out of Holy Trinity Brompton has in my view added to the advent of the “allowing the Spirit” culture that has widely taken over from the preaching of the blood bought Word that brought repentance. Use of Alexandrian Bibles and allegorical theology firmly prove my view that there has been a huge conspiracy by Lucifer to take over Evangelical and Pentecostal churches. The current course was put together by Curate Nicky Gumbel and is presented as being fully ecumenical. It is widely accepted by the Roman Catholic Church for it embraces its Alexandrian roots.

What therefore is a bloodless gospel without a  saving from hell?

Gumbell's  Incredible  Admission

Incredible as it may seem Gumbel, Inheritor and Current Creator of Alpha Courses accepts F.J.A. Hort  joint Manipulator of Codices Sinaiticus & Vaticanus into their own “Original Greek” of the 19th. century is described by Gumbel “as one of the greatest ever textual critics”.

Alpha Questions of Life p.24.

 

Let’s look at how great this “one of greatest ever textual critics” is ……

 

  • Huge in Psychical Circles: Hort along with his partner Westcott as well as producing a new “Original Greek” were founders of the Cambridge Ghost Society in 1851 according to Alan Gauld in The Founders of Psychical Research.

 

 

"In 1851 was founded at Cambridge a Society to 'conduct a serious and earnest inquiry into the nature of the phenomena vaguely called supernatural,' and a number of distinguished persons became members." [Alan Gauld, The Founders of Psychical Research, NY: Schocken Books, 1968, p. 66]

 

In the Life of Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, by his son, A. C. Benson, will be found, under the year 1851-2, the following paragraph:

 

Please understand this - those who brought together the codices of Egypt for

"new translations" were in effect pagan spiritualists

 

Among my father's diversions at Cambridge was the foundation of a 'Ghost Society,' the forerunner of the Psychical Society [meaning the S.P.R.] for the investigation of the supernatural. Lightfoot, Westcott and Hort were among the members. He was then, as always, more interested in psychical phenomena than he cared to admit.'

 

In 1853 Westcott and Hort, now Anglican Bishops and active spiritualists began their work to produce a corrupted Greek “original text from evil manuscripts like Vaticanus and Sinaiticus to be taken up later by Dr. Eberhand Nestle who followed on from the efforts of Westcott and Hort in 1898. In 1950 Kurt Aland assumed ownership of this “original Greek” and it is this follow on from Westcott and Hort that is now seen as the base document of all new translations, it having derived through the Alexandrian methods of Clement. It is these manuscripts that Alpha bases it corrupted course on, corrupted because its “Biblical” base is experiential first, and Gnostic “original Greek” second. Is it any co-incidence that Gumbel is an Anglican Clergyman just as Hort was? It seems that the corruption goes on and on!

http://www.seekgod.ca/ghostsociety.htm

 

The Psychic Hort recognized acceptance problems of the new “original Greek”! It would seem that the acceptance of Alpha and textual criticism has seemed to be a way to overcome this problem.

 

Documented Proof:

 

 

1861 Apr. 12th - Hort to Westcott: "Also - but this may be cowardice - I have a sort of craving that our text should be cast upon the world before we deal with matters likely to brand us with suspicion. I mean, a text, issued by men already known for what will undoubtedly be treated as dangerous heresy, will have great difficulties in finding its way to regions which it might otherwise hope to reach, and whence it would not be easily banished by subsequent alarms." (Life, Vol.I, p.445).

Hort, A.F., Life and Letters of Fenton J.A. Hort, MacMillan and Co., London, 1896, vols. I,II.

 

  • As proven in this paper, Gumbel looks for other methods to prove the existence of this “new Jesus” to the people …. following on from his textual hero Hort who brought a liberty to make scripture more socially acceptable ……

 

 

1862 Apr. 30th, May 1st - Hort: "It seems to be clearly and broadly directed to maintaining that the English clergy are not compelled to maintain the absolute infallibility of the Bible. And, whatever the truth may be, this seems just the liberty required at the present moment, if any living belief is to survive in the land." (Life, Vol.I, p.454).

Hort, A.F., Life and Letters of Fenton J.A. Hort, MacMillan and Co., London, 1896, vols. I,II.

 

  • Moving away from the fanaticism of Holy Ghost Blood Revealing Preachers, Gumbel has presented a course user friendly to Roman Catholicism following on from his hero Hort …..

 

 

1848 July 6th - Hort: "One of the things, I think, which shows the falsity of the Evangelical notion of this subject (baptism), is that it is so trim and precise...no deep spiritual truths of the Reason are thus logically harmonious and systematic...the pure Romish view seems to me nearer, and more likely to lead to, the truth than the Evangelical...the fanaticism of the bibliolaters, among whom reading so many 'chapters' seems exactly to correspond to the Romish superstition of telling so many dozen beads on a rosary...still we dare not forsake the Sacraments, or God will forsake us...I am inclined to think that no such state as 'Eden' (I mean the popular notion) ever existed, and that Adam's fall in no degree differed from the fall of each of his descendants" (Life, Vol.I, pp.76-78).

Oct. 17th - Hort: "I have been persuaded for many years that Mary-worship and 'Jesus'-worship have very much in common in their causes and their results." (Life, Vol.II, p.50).

Hort, A.F., Life and Letters of Fenton J.A. Hort, MacMillan and Co., London, 1896, vols. I,II.

 

  • No Dealing with Adam’s sin with Alpha, perhaps because Gumbel’s hero Hort was pro-Darwin ….

 

 

1860 Apr. 3rd - Hort: "But the book which has most engaged me is Darwin. Whatever may be thought of it, it is a book that one is proud to be contemporary with. I must work out and examine the argument in more detail, but at present my feeling is strong that the theory is unanswerable." (Life, Vol.I, p.416).

Hort, A.F., Life and Letters of Fenton J.A. Hort, MacMillan and Co., London, 1896, vols. I,II.

 

  • Fact – Gumbel’s “one of the greatest ever textual critics” denies Christ Jesus sacrifice for sin redemption as being good enough ….

 

Oct. 15th - Hort: "I entirely agree - correcting one word - with what you there say on the Atonement, having for many years believed that "the absolute union of the Christian (or rather, of man) with Christ Himself" is the spiritual truth of which the popular doctrine of substitution is an immoral and material counterfeit...Certainly nothing can be more unscriptural than the modern limiting of Christ's bearing our sins and sufferings to His death; but indeed that is only one aspect of an almost universal heresy." (Life, Vol.I, p.430).

Hort, A.F., Life and Letters of Fenton J.A. Hort, MacMillan and Co., London, 1896, vols. I,II.

 

Alpha seems to develop this further by relating the Cross, according to Pastor Chris Hand to being a “visual aid” to prove conclusively that God is self-sacrificial and loving.

 

Pastor Hand goes onto say, “Christ’s work on the Cross is demoted to being a rescue act to save us from our problems rather than fulfilling the righteous demands of the holy law and appeasing the wrath of God.

Pastor Chris Hand. Falling Short p.61

 

  • “Protestantism temporary” according to Gumbel’s “one of greatest ever textual critics” Hort, and indeed Alpha’s co-operation with Catholicism would seem to make this so ….

 

 

1864 Sept. 23rd - Hort: "I believe Coleridge was quite right in saying that Christianity without a substantial Church is vanity and dissolution; and I remember shocking you and Lightfoot not so very long ago by expressing a belief that 'Protestantism' is only parenthetical and temporary. In short, the Irvingite creed (minus the belief in the superior claims of the Irvingite communion) seems to me unassailable in things ecclesiastical." (Life, Vol.II, p.30,31).

Hort, A.F., Life and Letters of Fenton J.A. Hort, MacMillan and Co., London, 1896, vols. I,II.

 

  • Alpha’s rejection of the Word, is consistent with Hort’s blasphemous proclamation …..

 

 

1851 Dec. 29,30th - Hort: "I had no idea till the last few weeks of the importance of texts, having read so little Greek Testament, and dragged on with the villainous Textus Receptus.. Think of that vile Textus Receptus leaning entirely on late MSS.; it is a blessing there are such early ones" (Life, Vol.I, p.211).

Hort, A.F., Life and Letters of Fenton J.A. Hort, MacMillan and Co., London, 1896, vols. I,II.

Gumbel & Hort - quite a Combination for Satan's Social Gospel?

Proof 6: Jesus “not begotten” in Alpha, NIV whereas in the Authorized Version & the Nicene Creed – HE IS! Another proof of a different “Jesus”!

 

Gumbel:

Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the Pope, (Note: Alpha’s “Bible” comes from Codices Vaticanus & Sinaiticus portraying very different doctrines to that of the Protestant Reformation Bible – The Authorized Version) said, ‘The love of God is the answer to all the “whys” in the Bible.’

 

This “love of Alpha’s NIV God” is somewhat different to that of the love of the God of the Authorized Version. Let me explain:

 

The last twenty five years in Britain, for example, has witnessed a huge change in approach by Pentecostal and Evangelical “churches”. Having remembered souls being saved (during the 1950’s) in our Mission Hall in Liverpool, I see a very different approach today!

 

This approach has resulted in “Jezebel Christians” showing a false kind of love pumped up by their “socially more loving & acceptable Bible versions” which we have proved have come directly through Jezebel.

 

Pastor Chris Hand has rightfully discerned that “Alpha’s God of love is not the Biblical God of love……. Unless we are conscious of how sinful we are and what a great act of mercy it was for God to give his Son for us, we will never understand the love of God.

Pastor Chris Hand. Falling Short p.58

 

I believe we are dealing with the Jezebel kind of love in Alpha that is kind to the point of tolerating sin and never warns of the consequences of continuing in sin for God’s wrath is never mentioned!

 

Alpha’s Jesus rescues the individual from these consequences but without, according to Pastor Hand’s observation  meeting the requirements of God’s Holy Law, which the Biblical Jesus has paid the price for.

Pastor Hand points out Gumbel’s declaration that the root cause of sin is a broken relationship with God but points out that this does not go far enough for “sin is the breaking of God’s law and therefore an offence against the Person of God himself”

 

Etymology of the name “Jezebel” -  Phoenician name with four meanings:

 Jezebel =Loving Kindness;  Where is the Prince?

Not Exalted;  Husbandlessness 

Rev. 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

 

With Alpha replacing the conviction of the Holy Ghost by textual criticism the road is now open for a new kind of love, a love that accepts social conditions rather than convicts of them. This leaves the Alpha NIV Church wide open to Jezebel, with words like “blood” and “hell” being removed for this form of love tolerates sin, for after all in Alpha inbred sin is not dealt with.

 

Gumbel himself says, As our society moves into a post-Christian era many who are ignorant of the basic claimed truth of Christianity are wanting to find out more about Jesus of Nazareth, especially if they can be sure of an atmosphere of acceptance, without feeling threatened, judged or made to look foolish. I think that is one of the reasons why the Alpha Course has proved to be such a success.

 

Gumbel, N. How to Run the Alpha Course p.21

 

The Real Gospel, however, is “an offence to those who are perishing”. Alpha’s presentation is somewhat different!

 

 

I Cor. 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

 

18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Gal. 5:11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.

 

CORRECT A.V. Col. 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

 

NIV Col. 1:14 in whom we have redemption,[a] the forgiveness of sins.

 

CORRECT A.V.  Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

 

NIV Psalm 9:17 The wicked return to the grave, [a]
       all the nations that forget God.

 

(The word “hell is removed 31 times from NIV Old Testament & 9 times from NIV New Testament)

 

Sinners should feel threatened in God’s presence, for he that does not believe in the Son (that is begotten son – different to Alpha’s NIV son) has the wrath of God abiding on him.

 

The sinner needs to know the consequences of his or her actions, the Bible being clear in its warning relating to the wrath of God.

 

John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

 

Alpha’s Jezebel loving kindness is completely alien to scripture, Pastor Chris Hand declaring; Alpha simply has no grasp of the holiness of God and of his wrath against sin. It has no concept of man having offended God.

Pastor Chris Hand. Falling Short p.58

 

Alpha has replaced the merciful love of the New Testament with a false sentimental style of love that is false and destructive. Having been in meetings where this false kind of love manifests into a circle at the end of the meeting where the “Grace” is said with unsaved smiles beaming at each other, I can only say that I would rather be involved with a meeting with the Mafia where at least I would know where I stood!

 

Pastor Chris Hand:  Until we see how far we are from God and how mercy is our great need, God’s love cannot be grasped.

Pastor Chris Hand. Falling Short p.65

 

My wife Lindsay and I can bear witness to having been victims to the false love Alpha promotes and can only warn readers to stay well away from establishments supporting Alpha as they are more dangerous to the human soul than a walk along the back streets of Baghdad.

 

Lindsay Griffiths: It’s all very well having an Alpha – but it’s no use if you don’t know where your Omega is. It’s a pointless road to nowhere!

 

The early Apostles confronted the sinner rather than bring them into a meeting where they could feel comfortable and accepted. Had they been in an Alpha “Church” it seems likely that they would have told that they were getting “too heavy”!

 

The difference between the Early Church and Alpha is that the Early Church most certainly was not “politically correct!”

 

CORRECT A.V. Acts 8:18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.

21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.

23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.

Gumbel: It is because ‘God so loved the world’ that he sent his one and only Son to die for us so that ‘ whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life’ John 3:16

 

Gumbel’s NIV “Jesus” is of course not “begotten” and not equal to the Father as in the Authorized Version thus making Alpha’s “Jesus” a completely different being to the true Jesus of the Authorized Version.

PROOF:

 

CORRECT A.V. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

NIV:  John 3:16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

CORRECT A.V. Phil. 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

 

NIV: Phil. 2: 6Who, being in very nature[a] God,
      did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,

 

Alpha Questions of Life p.40.

 

DIVINE WARNING TO ALPHA & ALL ALPHA “CHURCHES” TAKING PART

IN THIS DEVILISH DECEPTION

 

 

A.V. Deut. 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

 

Proverbs 30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

 

Rev. 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

 

Luke 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

Sacrificial love (agape) is the key

and that can only come through out and out surrender!

Proof 7: Gumbel: The Holy Spirit is not a ghost but a Person thus downgrading The Real Bible’s presentation.

Gumbell refers to “some old translations” referring to the Holy Ghost making him seem a “little frightening”. What an absolutely ridiculous thing to say!

 

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

 

The Holy Ghost is exciting and is the power to witness the Gospel to the uttermost part of the earth!

 

Dr. Peter Masters of the London Metropolitan Tabernacle declares: Many pastors, however, have voiced their strong concern about a perceived distortion of Gospel teaching. Others murmur (that’s me) that it is a Trojan horse designed to achieve greater charismatic penetration of ‘traditional’ churches. (It certainly comes from the same stable as the Toronto Blessing, and brings participants very quickly to learn a charismatic view of the Holy Spirit.)

 

We look at this perspective by examining Alpha’s weekend away!

 

Friday night till Sunday afternoon is the recommended time span, the highlight seemingly being the session, “How can I be filled with the Spirit?”

 

This session uses charismatic terminology as opposed to traditional Pentecostal belief which embraces the concept of being Baptized in the Holy Ghost, the Baptism in the Holy Ghost being for one purpose only, and that is to eat up the whole of the recipient’s life to enable a person to be a missionary to the furthermost points of the earth. The Baptism, therefore, is not to be taken lightly for this marks the end of the individual’s free will. We will be looking for this in Alpha’s “being filled with the Spirit”.

 

Smith Wigglesworth ... Baptism in the Holy Spirit

 

Beloved, all that I speak this morning is burning in my soul. The baptism of the Spirit has come for nothing less than to eat the whole of my life. It set up Jesus as King, and nothing can stand in His holy presence when He is made King. Everything will wither before Him. I am realizing this. 

 

Smith Wigglesworth.

 

What an inward burning, what an inward craving God can give! It is a taste of the heavenlies!

 

 

Acts 1:5-8.

 

05  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

06  When they therefore were come together, they asked of Him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the Kingdom to Israel?

07 And He said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in His own power.

08  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

 

Wigglesworth's Points.

 

1.  TO BE CONTINUALLY FULL OF HIS UTTERANCES AND REVELATIONS AND DIVINE PERCEPTION -CONTROLLED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD.

 

2.  IS RESURRECTION POWER - NOTHING EARTHLY CAN REMAIN - i.e. DISEASE.

ALIVE TO GOD - Rom. 6:11 by the Spirit.

 

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

3.  HOLY GHOST = UNLIMITED SOURCE OF POWER -

NOTHING STATIONARY IN GOD -

INTO LINE WITH THE MIND OF GOD.

 

 Pastor Chris Hand discerns from the Alpha “weekend away” the classic Charismatic perspective of having the Holy Spirit as Christians, but that there is a need of “being filled with the Spirit” to make one more effective.

Pastor Chris Hand. Falling Short p.75

 

In its “being filled with the Spirit” presentation the emphasis seems to be on being prepared to accept phenomena and bodily manifestations rather than the commitment emphasis of Smith Wigglesworth, whose emphasis was always on the Word of God with signs confirming the Word. Alpha’s approach seems somewhat different.

 

Gumbel:  Sometimes when people are filled, they shake like a leaf in the wind. Others find themselves breathing deeply as if almost physically breathing in the Spirit.

 

As recorded in Pastor Chris Hand. Falling Short p.76

 

It would seem from the script that there is an emphasis on expressing emotion in a variety of ways including tongue speaking, this coming about according to Gumbel by co-operating with the Spirit of God. The testimonies given by Alpha however do not seem to emphasize an overwhelming desire to fulfil God’s call to the lost, but rather experience this phenomena called “love” which to my discernment is a self-satisfying – rather than God satisfying phenomena. I strongly discern this as a manifestation of Jezebel love as the emphasis is clearly selfish and not a giving love as clearly identified in Smith Wigglesworth’s recognition of the holiness of God and His demand on our lives.

 

Alpha’s “being filled with the Spirit” is clearly very different to the Baptism in the Holy Ghost proclaimed by the 20th. Century Pioneers of the modern Pentecostal movement. With the infiltration of Alpha into these movements, an ancient landmark is being lost.

 

Pastor Chris Hand asks the right questions about Alpha: For all the sincerity of ‘Alpha’ participants believing that they have truly met with God, we are left with a number of questions. Are these experiences comparable with what we have learnt already about the works of the Holy Spirit in bringing true repentance and faith? In all honesty, as we look at the testimonies of people and the Biblical meaning of repentance and faith, the answer has to be ‘no’.

 

Let us recall again some of the hallmarks of repentance and faith. Is there conviction of sin? Do people experience shame for sin? Have people felt the severity of God’s law and understood the justness of God’s condemnation of us? Is there comprehension of the fact that God addresses us as sinners who are in danger of being eternally damned? Do people cling to Christ and Christ alone to save, the true expression of trusting faith? We look in vain for them during the ‘Weekend Away’. They are simply not there.

 

For example, it is difficult to equate the converting of a soul bound for hell with the experiences that we have seen above or with many others that could have been included here. For many it is simply an emotional experience or bodily sensation devoid of anything meaningful. There is no conviction of sin, no grasp of one’s spiritual state, no comprehension of the holiness of God or of our desperate need to be reconciled to Him.

 

We have already seen that the experience of repentance and faith did not feature during the evangelistic part of the course. ‘Praying the prayer’ did not achieve much. It all awaits the Holy Spirit Weekend-Away to ‘kick-start’ the whole thing. But while this produces experiences a plenty, it does not fill in the gap and supply the missing ingredients of repentance and faith. The evangelistic part of ‘Alpha’ failed to convert and the ‘Holy Spirit Weekend-Away’ does no better. At the very point where ‘Alpha’ appears to succeed as an effective evangelistic tool, it fails utterly. It would be an understatement to say that this is very disturbing.

 

On my own part having experienced the effects of changed lives in my 1950’s Mission Hall, the majority of people I meet today in Charismatic circles are far from being saved, and even further away from the experience of God’s holiness witnessed by Smith Wigglesworth. I believe Pastor Hand’s criteria is well and truly met in Smith Wigglesworth’s conviction and I firmly declare that what Smith Wigglesworth portrayed has to be the way back for Pentecostals today.

 

Furthermore, Smith Wigglesworth’s presentation brings about dynamic Christians on fire for God & longing to do his will, whilst Gumbel’s counterfeit has produced a people reliant on each other, constantly needing ministry & a mile away from being called to witness. The “needing ministry” business is now well established in this charismatic minefield.

 

 

Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

What is the coming of the Spirit for

and is there evidence of this in Alpha?

Proof 8: Alpha places its authority under the Parish Priest in the Catholic Context, helping Catholic Parishes to grow in line with Hort’s declaration that Protestantism is “temporary”. No wonder Alpha uses NIV taken from Codices Vaticanus and Sinaiticus.

 

With the “needing ministry” business well on the way, the need for an earthly Priest is established in Protestant “Churches” too! We quote Alpha in blue:

 

Alpha should be run under the authority of the parish priest.

The Alpha Course in a Catholic Context p. 10

 

The Church, however, is the Priesthood. There is no separate Priesthood in the New Testament except the Royal Priesthood ……

 

I Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

 

“I believe Alpha is a threat to the blood bought victories of the Protestant Reformation” – Rev. David P. Griffiths

By denying the Royal Priesthood of Believers how much astray

has the Alpha Course gone from orthodox Protestant faith?

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