Christian Bookstores and the Promotion of Paganism

Source: Lighthouse Trails Research

Numerous online Christian book outlets continue to promote Yoga, Mysticism, New Age and the Occult. From Lighthouse Trails Research, comes this piece naming names of those who care more about the dollar than being faithful to the Truth. Take special note of the companies. Many of us know about Lifeway Christian Bookstores selling these materials, but also included in the list are Christian Book Distributors, Cokesbury.com and yes, still, American Family Association. To AFAs credit, Tim Wildmon did issue a statement recently through Christian Worldview Network saying that he was in the process of correcting the situation.

Online Christian Bookstores Continue to Promote
Yoga and the New Age Movement

Will the Real T.D. Jakes Stand Up?; An Open Letter to Albert Mohler

Source: Apprising Ministries

From Pastor Ken Silva at Apprising Ministries comes two posts dealing with the T.D. Jakes/Ed Young, Jr. issue.

First comes the post T.D. Jakes is a Spritual Coward. Its yet another appeal for Jakes to step forward and admit he is an adherent of the herectical Oneness doctrine. Not surprisingly, Jakes steps around the issue and can’t bring himself to clarify his beliefs.

 Secondly, Pastor Silva shares a letter addressed to Dr. Albert Mohler, requesting that he address the Jakes/Young issue. Read Al Mohler:Unanswered Letter Regarding Ed Young Sharing His Pulpit with Oneness Pentecostal Dr. T.D. Jakes.

 NOTE: Pastor Silva will be my guest on The Mike Corley Program, Tuesday, January 30 at 12 noon central.  

While the American church is playing……

While the American church is playing around, dangling in the mystical and experiential and needs-meeting, and doing everything it can to be a part of the faith without actually obeying it, Christians around the world are being persecuted for simply being a Christian.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Baptist Press)–The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea is well-known as a country where Christians are persecuted for their faith. Because the government there keeps a tight lid on communication, however, only rarely does specific information leak out. This month, details about four Christians executed for their faith have been released through the World Bible Translation Center’s Gary Bishop.

One man who worked as an evangelist was executed after being caught with two Korean New Testaments in his possession, Bishop told Mission Network News. A woman and her grandmother were washing clothes when a New Testament fell out of the woman’s clothing. Somebody reported it, and both she and her grandmother were quickly executed. And an army general who had become a believer was caught evangelizing men in his unit and was executed by a fellow officer.

Despite the oppression -– or perhaps because of it -– God seems to be working, Bishop said: “People are looking for an answer other than their own government. And, I believe that’s awakening the resilience of believers in North Korea to say, ‘We have another answer. There is another way to believe.'”

Ashamed of the Gospel

Source:Christian Worldview Network 

In this article posted on Christian Worldview Network, Dave Daubenmire tell us,

“Hmmm…ashamed of the Gospel…power.”  There is no power in the Church today because we are ashamed of the Gospel. 

Now don’t get me wrong, we’re not ashamed of the Gospel when we are in church.  No, some dance, lift their hands, weep and fall all over themselves demonstrating their love of the Lord.  But when the service is over, they leave the church and become Secret Service Christians, making sure they only reveal their identity to other Christians. Ashamed of the Gospelthat is the truth about most of us.  “

The coach is right!

 

Dr. Tom Ascol on The Mike Corley Program

Dr. Thomas Ascol, executive director of Founders Ministries and Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida was a special guest on MCP today, addressing his recent comments that he will introduce a resolution at the next annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, requiring that church members actually be born-again.

Dr. Ascol addressed questions like “Shouldn’t it be a given fact that church members should be born-again believers?”, “How does the Word of God define a church-member?”, “Is the SBC overly concerned with membership numbers?”, and a lot more.

It was indeed an honor to have Dr. Ascol back on the program. You can listen to the entire interview at the link below. We would love to hear your comments.

Dr. Tom Ascol Interview
January 17, 2006