Lay by Him in Store TwoThe legalistic Lay by Him in Store and Tithing denies the cross as does MUSIC. Charismatic false teacher about Tithing brings heresy to Madison Church of Christ by C. Bruce White. One of the KEYS to the Vision 2000 etc. always demands intimidating people into Giving for the Lord. The Spirit OF (preposition) Christ defining the future church inclusively and exclusively commanded us NOT to give our FOOD money for the Free water of the Word. See Isaiah 55 because A church of Christ is built upon or educated by the Prophets and Apostles.
Taking God at His Word: Dr. C. Bruce White at Madison Church of Christ announced that it will follow the TITHING plan book from SWEET PUBLISHING by Kregg Hood. This is consistent with the charismatic but legalist MUSICAL WORSHIP TEAM and other charismatic activities which have helped destroy a once large--if prideful--church. Our Review of C. Bruce White's falsehood teaching at Madison Church of Christ. In Isaiah 58 the Spirit OF Christ outlawed seeking our own pleasue or even speaking our own words.
"Tithing - Malachi" Malachi says "this warning is to you O PRIESTS."
Note: Temple worship, musical warriors, a priesthood and tithing are all products of Babylon because God had sentenced the Israelites to destruction and the Jews to Babylonian captivity. Tithing was a pagan practice as seen in the following:
C. Bruce White teaches that all of the Jewish and Gentiles tithed in the early church. No. The record shows that those who had PROSPERED (not proportional) gave to those who were DESTITUTE.
Tithing was a SIGN or MARK of a nation who had rejected God and turned back to musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. Tithing today is a MARK of Saturn (666) who restores the sabbath and attempts to dely the Lord's return. His SICKLE was a musical instrument in the Hebrew.
Did Hebrews affirm that the TITHE has not been abrogated? No. Melchizedek was a Canaanite priest-king whose geneology is unknown. Melchizedek provided FOOD AND DRINK to Abraham and FOOD AND DRINK was all that was ever tithed from the free lands where 10% was rent for developed farms. Abraham, in turn gave 10% of the recovered LOOT belonging to the king of SODOM to Melchizedek.
The more blessed to give than to receive is directed to the evangelists. Their GIFT is the word of God and they have authority only if they obey the GO imperative. Paul worked to be able to support himself and give to others. This article is self-indicting:
That is what Paul preached: He told Timothy that he should LABOR as a eveangelist as Paul himself labored to the point of travail so that he would not rob others. An Timothy should exercise CHARITY which means that he labored in order to feed the poor. An unauthorized STAFF INFECTION destroys all respect for Christ and his SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE.
See Rubel Shelly justifying the LOCATED EVANGELIST but missing the fact that evangelists are VOCATIONAL MINISTERS and preachers or rhetoricians, sOPHISts, singers and musicians functioned as SORCERERS and were therefore PARASITES.
Tithing was a direct result of FALLING FROM GRACE at Mount Sinai. Their musical idolatry worshiped an Egyptian form of Saturn (666) and God turned them over to WORSHIP THE STARRY HOST according to Stephen in Acts 7. The tithe was to support a LIKE THE NATION'S priesthood. If you teach TITHING or practice TITHING as a law you had better have yourself circumcised and keep every jot and tittle of every law every time tos save yourself.
There IS no law of giving in a legalistic sense. Therefore, any use of a LAW or promising prosperity from SEED MONEY GIVING is falsehood. All history understands Paul to say "save up by yourself" so that when time comes to do ALMS you have saved up a larger sum.
The Cockatrice Eggs of Jubilee Hatch OutFrom the Christian Chronicle: Touring Kregg Hood: "Sweet used the popular game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" as an example of the elements that create effective communication. "Millionaire" creates a total sensory experience with lights, sets and music, it fosters a participatory atmosphere, and it creates a feeling of connection among those involved." Click to see the Charismatic Emerging Church of Christ using elements of witchcraft
If you get nothing else please grasp that not among the Jews nor in the most vile pagan temples did the musicians enter into the Holy Places. Among the Jews, the Holy Place is a carnal type of the spiritual body of Christ. No Levitical musician could enter into this type of the church of Christ even to clean out the garbage.
The temple musicians in a "religious sense" (grouped with prostitutes in pagan religions) were in the court making a loud mocking noise during the sacrifice and burning of animals.
In fulfilment of the prophetic type, it was prophesied in Psalm 41 and fulfilled in the Dead Sea Scroll translation that Judas and the military musicians would attempt to turn Jesus into a coward. Click for some examples.
Mini-philosophers have latched onto quantum physics and suddenly believe that because we cannot SEE tiny particles without altering their POSITION or velocity, that God's Word is totally uncertain. They say and YOU PAY that YOU cannot look at GOD'S word without injecting your own EVOLUTIONARY brain or culture into it. First, that is an insult to the "audience" and it is an insult to a Holy God whom they claim could not reveal His own "mind" independant of the CULTURE. Since we live in a new culture, some of those surplus words Jesus spoke and John didn't record are suddenly available to those who are SUPERIOR TO JESUS (they claim).
"The world is not a thing. It's a complex, never-ending, always changing tapestry. To live in a quantum world, to weave here and there with ease and grace, we will need to change what we do. We will need to stop describing tasks and instead facilitate process. We will need to become savvy about how to build relationships, how to nurture growing, evolving things. All of us will need better skills in listening, communicating, facilitating groups, because these are the talents that build strong relationships... More and more relationships are in store for us, out there in the vast web of universal connections....." -Margaret J. Wheatley
Well, as an Electronics Engineer we have spent some of this week wrestling with the "dodging and weaving" of quantum physics. But, let me tell you that YOU are not a subatomic particle, we know whether you are a wave or particle, and we know where you are when we SEE you. No, you are not somewhere else. Truth didn't vanish in a black hole just because you got a bit older and dumber.
But, this is the insanity of the posmodern world of theologians educated beyond their ability to add 2 plus 2 and get 4.
The sad thing is that they are well read enough to learn that Paul said in effect: "Fools love to be fooled." People who believe that the world is not a thing even love to TITHE to be fooled.
Promoter of Tithing along with the Nashville Wrecking Crew has declared on the side of forcefully destroying what they consider the traditional church of Christ. Traditional or SECTARIAN is defined by them as a CULT because it follows the Bible for faith and practice. At the same time, they define a CHURCH which has moved past the CHRISTENDOM ERA and the "modern" acceptance of the Bible, to hearing directly (and audibly) those surplus words Jesus spoke but John didn't have room to record. That makes them a "church."
The Program at Madison.
Bruce White commented according to observers:
Bruce White: "We want each family to have a copy of this book. You will receive a copy if you are in services on Sunday. There will be copies at the Welcome Center for those who do not attend this Sunday.
"It is recommended that you not read the entire book, but only the first chapter for the first week. Let each member of the family read the first chapter, pray about it and discuss it. The sermon on August 4 will be about the first chapter.
This is a typical multi-step program where you must not read the FULL STORY until you are conditioned by NAVIGATING THE WINDS OF CHANGE in gradualism or in the words of some at Madison: "Infiltrating and diverting."
"Read the second chapter the second week and continue this process through the month of August. We will conclude our study together on August 25.
"We are going to learn some things from God's Word that will rearrange our thinking about how God relates to His people. We are going to learn some things about ourselves.
But, most of all we are going to find what it is like to partner with God in the work of His kingdom.
Rubel Shelly rearranges the passage "Work out your salvation with fear and trembling" to means "work out your new scripture and plan of salvation" BECAUSE we live in another culture! Hasn't everyone?
The Heglian (Machiavelli, Hitler, change agents) plan does not intend to INSTRUCT YOU about TRUTH. Rather, in order to establish a GROUP MIND for the "emotional human material" by the "intellectual thought leaders" WE WILL REARRANGE YOUR THINKING.
"If you have longed for a more significant fellowship with God, a deeper sense of spiritual direction, a feeling that the Holy Spirit was leading your life, a calm about where life is going, then the month of August should help.
"Be sure to get your book, follow the plan, and prepare yourself for "window blessings."
It is going to be a tremendous experience, and we are all going to be blessed.
The Holy Spirit has a name: Jesus Christ or God in Christ. In Him dwells full Deity. If you are looking for the African "little man (God) in the big man (me)" expect that an UNHOLY spirit will slink in. The gift of the Holy Spirit is the gift of A holy spirit or A clear conscience or consiousness. That means the ability for the WORD of God to dwell in your mind or heart. If you hear anything differently then you are under STRONG DELUSIONS from Satan by God's permissive abandonment.
The H. Leo Boles theory of the GOD TRIBE now "facilitated" primarily by Max. Lucado and Rubel Shelly blasphemes Lord Jesus Christ in whom dwelled FULL DEITY. It denies that "Christ came fully in the flesh" and fits John's definition of an anti-Christ dogma. The Bible, historical theologians and the Restoration Movement scholars--even when using the word "trinity"--NEVER cut the Godhead up into three separated beings. Whereas, even liberal scholars say that before the 19th century this would be heresy or blasphemy.
Therefore, you are being FACILITATED by false doctrine by anyone who claims that the Spirit as a separated Being has superceded the FATHER of the Old Testament and the Son Jesus Christ of the church Period. As "apostles" the "Jubilators" claim that the Holy Spirit "person" now SPEAKS AUDIBLY to them.
The window blessings is a reference to Malachi. However, what the book writers cannot grasp is that according to God: "The message is for YOU, O PRIESTS."
The FIRST STEP is for you to give ME your money and God will reward you.
Letter to Oral Roberts: "If I give you 1,000 dollars and you guarantee me 5,000 dollars why not just let God send me 4,000 and skip the MIDDLE MAN"?
Since the tithe was only for Israelites given free farms in the land of Canaan and under the law of Moses "given because of transgression which was musical idolatry" there IS NO BIBLICAL information which we CAN TEACH YOU. Therefore, "we have to REARRANGE YOUR MINDS."
The clergy and the "musical sound makers" performed "hard bondage" and facilitated the slaughter and burning of animals. If as Christians YOU GO THERE, Christ has become of non-effect.
Since New Testament giving is free will and mandatory ONLY for the poor or destitute, there is no new Bible to teach we so we have to REARRANGE YOUR MINDS.
CONTENTS Noted by Donnie Cruz reporting on Bruce White who speaks for false tithing teaching from Kregg Hood
How to Get the Most from Take God at His Word
Four Words from the Lord:
1. Word One: I Will Make You Rich in Every Way
2. Word Two: I Want You to Tithe So I Can Reward You
3. Word Three: I Trust You to Manage Material Resources
4. Word Four: I Will Help You Give More Than You Can Imagine
As briefly as possible, the second chapter begins with "In the next few pages you'll discover:
- God invites us to take him at his word and test him by tithing.
- Tithing is a doorway to God's blessing today.
- If you don't tithe, you may fall "under a curse."
The second chapter has the following subject headings:
Power Principles of Tithing
1. Tithing motivates greater faithfulness.
2. Tithing releases God's financial blessings!
3. Tithing expands Kingdom work.
4. Tithing changes spending habits.
- Living Under a Curse
- Think It Through
- Meditate on God's Word
- Let's Pray...
BUT HERE ARE THE CURSED:
AND now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. Mal 2:1
If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. Mal 2:2
For the priests lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. Mal 2:7
Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law. Mal 2:9
And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. Mal 3:3
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years. Mal 3:4
Who is this Kregg Hood who sounds more like his first name shoud be Robin? Well, the only Kregg Hood we can find helps lead SWEET PUBLISHING which has always promoted denominational Sunday School material. Look at some of the claims:
By Dan Flournoy in October FIRM FOUNDATION October 1996 wrote:
"On November 28, 1995, Kregg and Karen Hood appeared on the TV program Celebration hosted by Marcus and Joni Lamb broadcast over KMPX channel 29, Dallas/Ft. Worth. They "testified" as to how they came to
reject "traditional church of Christ teaching."
"Kregg claims that God is now giving him the words to speak to his audience.
Joe Beam claims for his books about what the Bible claims for itself and Rubel Shelly claims to be an evangelist chosen and equipped by "the sovereign grace of God." Calvin couldn't have said it better.
Rubel Shelly wasn't bright enough to know that the GEIST he promised to Woodmont was a "spook." A usually-hurtful house demon. God put His Spirit into all mankind but only those who honor Him instead of the "team" have what Walter Scott identified as A holy spirit. This agrees with the Classical Greek.
It's time for you to begin hearing the voice of God speak to you in those moments to tell you,
"Ah, but look at what's inside you!"
And then perhaps these explicit words will come ringing in your ears:
Since we now have new APOSTLES with "new glasses" to get a "new vision for the church":
> "In the Old Testament God spoke at many times and in a variety of ways.
> Through Jesus, God Himself spoke to His people during His lifetime.
When Jesus said there would be another comforter, He said I will come to you. John 14. He made this promise to the Apostles: He does not REMIND me of what He never told me directly. Therefore, most pre-Shelly people believed that Christ the Spirit speaks through His Words.
Jesus who is God come fully in the flesh and Jesus the Holy Spirit came in the "name of" Jesus Christ.
Therefore, when the Spirit spoke to Paul He said: "I am Jesus of Nazareth."
This is why John Mark Hicks seems to warn that the "incarnational" theology of Max Lucado and Rubel Shelly may deny that Christ came fully in the flesh. Of course, John had a word to define them:
Jesus who "had the Father with Him" spoke in the flesh and speaks as the Spirit in the Holy Scriptures: those who deny that God was competent to reveal Himself "once for all" simply repudiate the idea of Lord Jesus Christ as God with whom we as mortals have to deal.
"KREGG HOOD is the former pulpit minister of the South MacArthur Church of Christ in Irving, Texas. He and his wife Karen claim to have received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Consequently they are now in fellowship with false teachers such as Dr. Jack Deere, Paul Cane, John Elliott, and DON FINTO, who espouse tongue speaking, miraculous healing, instrumental music, faith only, and the impossibility of apostasy.
It should be noted that Don Finto by simply claiming to be an apostle, has subverted much of the leadership in Nashville, and was instrumental in helping establish the Jubilee movement to bring charismatic worship to Nashville and the "atonement" inherent in the Pope's call for the Jubilee.
"Both KREGG and Karen HOOD have accepted denominational error and rejected the truth as it is in Christ Jesus. They have led others into apostasy and have established an organization known as "Full Message Ministry" for the purpose of leading others into the errors of Pentecostalism. They are especially interested in reaching those in the churches of Christ with the "fullness of the Holy Spirit." The Hoods have placed their membership at the Farmers Branch Church of Christ. This congregation is widely known for its false teaching and denominational stance. (See "Sounds of Change," Religion section, Dallas Morning News, June 3, 1995.) Kregg is now serving as Executive Vice President at SWEET PUBLISHING.
"(Editor's note: Sweet Publishing Company is the source of heretical literature. The danger is that Sweet sales people palm themselves off as faithful members of the church and frequently telephone congregations attempting to sell materials. Please be reminded that Sweet's Bible School curriculum comes from David G. Cooke; Gospel Advocate's series is from Scripture Press [Baptist]; Century's material is produced by Standard Publishing [Christian Church]. These materials were written by denominational people and originally published by denominational companies. It is disingenuous to sell denominational materials by giving a misleading impression. Candor should compel publishers to tell the truth about the origin and content of their merchandise.)
See our review of Farmer's Branch WHITE PAPER which delibertly perverts every musical term in the Bible. This has several parts so you need to look at them all if you are interested in a specific term.
"An erstwhile brother and his wife, Kregg and Karen Hood (he has a Ph.D. and is an executive vp at Sweet Pub.), claim to have been baptized in the Holy Ghost (minus: the sound as of the rushing of a mighty wind, tongues of fire, and ability to speak in foreign languages they had not studied). They say the Spirit of the Living God gives them the words they speak and enables miracles to confirm the message. That is nothing less than revelation. They are not one whit behind the very chiefest apostle ... and I don't mean Don Finto.
Is This the Same Kregg Hood? Don't know!
From: KREGG HOOD 05-Mar-1997
Subject: Resurrections from the Dead
"Thanks for forwarding the article on resurrections from the dead. You might also want to add to your list the account in Jack Deere's book Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, Zondervan, 1993 (pg.203-206). Also, a friend of mine, Eridard Mukasa, who is a powerfully gifted preacher from Uganda and president of People of Destiny Evangelical Intl. Fdn., says he has seen a number of people raised from the dead back in Africa - although none here in the USA - at least yet :-).
"Eridard and Jack will be speaking at a conference I'm hosting next month at HILLCREST Church in Dallas, TX. If you would like to contact Eridard, please let me know. Thanks and God bless your work. It's a great help!
Kregg R. Hood, Ed.D. KreggH@worldnet.att.net
Just as almost all "church" music has a strong component of VOODOO, you can learn how to resurrect the dead in Haiti. You just concoct a WITCHES brew including the poison of the puffer fish. Then, he "dies" and later you RESURECT him. Pure magical shamanism.
"Within many cultures there are religious specialists in the breaking of bounds. Perhaps the most widespread example is that of the shaman who is deemed able to journey at will to heaven or the underworld, mingling with both the gods and the dead.
"Another similar phenomenon is the existence of leopard societies in Africa. Britannica, Prophets.
The refutation of all heresies Hippolytus (Excerpts on Music, Astrology, and Magic)
Then (the sorcerer), appearing to be borne away under divine influence, (and) hurrying into a corner (of the house),utters a loud and harsh cry, and unintelligible to all, and orders all those present to enter,
crying out (at the same time), and invoking Phryn, or some other demon.
But after passing into the house, and when those that were present stood side by side, the sorcerer,flinging the attendant upon a bed, utters to him several words,
partly in the Greek, and partly, as it were, the Hebrew language, (embodying) the customary incantations employed by the magicians.
According to Caroll D. Osburn, the agenda at ACU is to train in PROPHETIC POWER to train advanced degrees, CHANELLERS and FACILITATORS (techne or cunning craftsmen) to move into churches and MAKE THE CHANGE system work. This FEMINIST THEOLOGY with its EFFEMINATE preachers and singers are to slowly introduce SMALL ACTS OF TREASON to bring down the Masculine Father and Son. God is MOTHER in a growing list of demoninations.
In the Greek world, the SECTARIANS even condemned by Jesus were: Pharisees (selling sermons and new laws, sOPHISts where OPHIS is the Revelation SERPENT, singers and musicians were SORCERERS and therefore PARASITES), Scribes (writers of POPULAR books which cannot be bought or sold without the MARK of Max), and the SECTARIAN Hypocrites (singers, musicians, actors, performance preachers). They will all go back into SHEOL with the Babylon Whore churches STEALING your temples.
Thanks to mentors like John Wimber, C. Peter Wagner, Chuck Kraft from Fuller as well as Paul Cain and others, Jack Deere had his orthodox view of theology systematically dismantled. He then became instrumental in introducing the Third Wave to millions of Christians who trusted him because he had been a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary through his books "Surprised By The Power Of The Spirit" and "Surprised By The Voice Of God." Though these books have some precious truths in them, they also contain heresy. That is how false teachers ply their trade.
They lay error alongside truth so that the unsuspecting and undiscerning will not be able to tell the difference between what is true and what is not. Following are a few examples of just how far away from orthodoxy Deere has gone.
This involves JOEL'S ARMY. These people believe that they are God's army to hand out rewards and DESTROY the enemy.
"In Biblical Perspectives, Sept.-Aug. 1990, p. 3, Dr. Thomas Ice reported that "Dr. Jack Deere gave a message entitled "Joel's Army" -- his explanation of what the Church is going to be like in just a few years:
"Heretofore in history we have only had one Moses on the scene. Only one Elijah, and only one Elisha at a time. Among the Apostles we only have one Paul, one John, one Peter -- a few of those were really outstanding.
"Heretofore we have only had one or two mighty servants of God on the face of the earth at a time. This is not true any longer! When this army comes, Joel says, there will have been nothing like it before.
"Revelation hints at this when it talks about the 144,000 that follow the Lamb wherever He goes. A powerful Army with many Pauls, and many Moseses, and many Davids.
"Dr. Deere is saying that the soon-coming Latter Rain revival will be carried out by those who are in "Joel's Army," which he also equates with the 144,000 witnesses from Revelation 7. Dr. Deere has gone a long way from what he was as one of my Hebrew professors at Dallas Seminary!"
At Jubilee 99: Rick Atchley and Chris Seidman: "Praying for Reign: What Happens When Churches Ask for the Kingdom to Come"
See Rick Atchley and Chris Seidman promoting musical heresy: Using music to teach our children to LEAVE OUR MOVEMENT.
We will look further at the LEGALISTIC imposition of the tithe on believers redeemed by the blood of Christ so that there is no role for priests to offer sacrifices and Levites to minister to them. We pay up to 50% of our income for the civil function which was included in the third year tithe to the Levites.
"On the other hand, in 1987 Kregg Hood "Scriptural or Unscriptural: How Can I Know?" argued that the Bible "authorizes that which is consistent with biblical principles." The effort, then, is to derive biblical principles by way of inductive reasoning. To achieve this, he offered as a new interpretive model a fully developed, four-level hermeneutical pyramid consisting of (from the top down):
other biblical material (culture, backgrounds, etc.),
and biblical principles."While Hood makes some good points, his approach nevertheless has several major flaws, the chief one being that it is just one more external system placed over the text whereby the supreme ruler ends up being, not biblical theology, but inductive reasoning. (I understand he has since altered his approach somewhat.)
Rubel Shelly and John York interprets "work out your own salvation" as meaning that the PEOPLE partnered with God to work out their SCRIPTURE and DOGMA for that culture. Now that we live in a different culture, WE have to partner with God to WORK OUT our own new BIBLE and RELIGION.
The problem is that Madison has silenced the voice of Jesus the One and Only Mediator and adopted the charismatic and pagan "praise team" to be the mediators of worship. Once you have rejected the Word "as it has been taught" God sends you strong delusions and a Phd does not prevent you from DELIBERTELY PERVERTING the Scripture because, in the views of Rubel Shelly, you will do GREATER things than even Jesus
Summary of the Tithe:
When Israel came into Canaan they had already been sentenced to captivity and death because of their musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.
"Because of this transgression" God added the LAW OF MOSES which Jeremiah says "was not good" because it was to govern a lawless people. He also cancelled the Patriarchal first born sons and replaced them with a clergy to BEAR THE BURDEN for the national religion of the people.
As more a curse than a blessing, the Levi tribe received no land. However, other families RENTED already-developed farms, pastures, orchards and flocks from each Tribe. They paid 10% of ONLY the food product from a free farm as RENT to the Tribe of Levi. Of this 10% the priest got only 1% but ONLY of the FOOD products in Canaan ONLY. The Levites were left with about 8% to perform the civil tasks of keeping the law and education.
No, No, there were no MULTIPLE tithes as they will lie. One tithe was to be consumed by the "worshipers" and the Levites at the festivals, another tithe was to be stored up in the villages for the priests who took care of education and civil affairs and for the poor. This was bins of wheat or sheep on the hoof but NOT a TREASURY to take cash from the people
If a priest wanted a new cow he raised it just like the others. His 'income" was only a DAILY DOLE OF FOOD and NO CASH, NO CASH, NO CASH unless someone wanted to make a gift.
All PRIESTHOODS had an occupation just as Paul had one and his TEAM supported him but only on MISSIONARY TRIPS. Others sent GIFTS but no way to know whether this was CASH.
Jesus paid the temple tax and Jews who owned no free farms did not tithe. It was the PROFESSIONAL CLASS who bought sprigs of mint to tihe and were condemned by Jesus. A close look at Malachi will show that it was the PROFESSIONALS who balked at their jobs and were ROBBERS.
If the preacher will GIVE YOU a 100 acre farm already producing an income and let you live on it then you should pay him 10% of the NET INCREASE from the farm (not gross) and you MUST NEVER pay him CASH from money you earn from crafts performed off the farm.
Otherwise, such a demand makes him a CROOK and a ROBBER and a LEGALIST. This, however, fits with the MUSICAL PRAISE TEAM as a restoration of the Levitical Singers who mocked Jesus to death and therefore WE do not owe them even the cost of a microphone or the electricity used.
Paul insisted that even GIVING ONLY FOR THE DESTITUTE is not a LAW. However, we OWE the poor but we do not OWE the rich because the Christian Religion has absolutely no PROFESSIONAL ROLES. The clergy is not worried about the POOR or you as LEFT HAND could give it directly into their RIGHT HAND without being filtered through the instutition which takes MOST of it right out of the mouth of the poor. The honest evangelist knows that he operates from free will and lies and extorts when he proclaim: "You will be a sacrificial giver or you will not be a happy camper around here."
No, No, don't get scammed with the tithe or MANDATORY contribution plate. They always lie about those "giving" passages. Remember the identical scam: "If you don't send me 15 million a 900 foot Jesus is going to kill me." SAME PEOPLE, SAME POST-MODERN ETHICS.
Any WORKBOOK which promotes your giving TO THE INSTITUTION and promises you that GOD WILL give you back more is a crass effort to bilk you and CANNOT be directed at making YOU MORE SPIRITUAL. If you want to test the theory then just follow the REST OF THE BIBLICAL STORY and slip a poor widow being asked to give her few dollars and you will be rewarded in secret because you GAVE IN SECRET. The author's last name is HOOD. Ring a bell, HENCHMEN?
We will show that the curse in Malachi was addressed to the clergy class and not to the hard working people. The same COMMAND to observe the law of tithing demands that WE KEEP THE WHOLE LAW.
In the meantime don't drink any leftover KoolAid.
J. E. Choate, The Third Wave
"The strange connections between the KCP (Kansas City Prophets) and the church of Christ is established through Gary Holloway, Michael Weed, Rubel Shelly, and Randy Harris. These brethren are indirectly tied in with the Kansas City Prophets through personal contacts and their articles addressing Bickle, Wagner, and Wimber. The common denominator is the Pentecostal "Third Wave" theology.
The Story of Paul Cain
"His story is like a lost apocryphal book from the Bible filled with miracles, visions, angels, and God's pervasive presence! We pause to insert the word "weird" without which the story of the Kansas City Prophets would lose much of its apocalyptic and eschatological mysticism. The legend of Paul Cain begins with a miraculous birth. He claims his mother was pregnant in her mid forties and terminally ill with tuberculosis and cancer. Cain tells that she purportedly was visited by an angel who promised that she would be healed and give birth to a son who would be called Paul. The sign would be that she would live to a very old age. She died at a 104.
"Paul Cain tells his first visit came from the Lord when he was eight. He was told he would have a great ministry if he kept himself pure. He also tells the story that he was engaged to be married to a young woman. He said that the Lord appeared to him on the passenger side of his Cadillac saying he was jealous of Cain's companion. He called upon him to give her up and lead a life of celibacy.
"Cain's prophecies are unusual to say the least. He says that "Signs and Wonders" will increase when the united churches, Protestants and Catholics, will do even greater works than Jesus did. He tells of seeing a parade of children marching into a hospital and healing whole wards of sick people. Cain saw religious broadcasts when a billion would be saved at one time.
The dead will be raised. limbs restored, and the lame will leap from their wheel chairs.
"In 1990, the Kansas City Fellowship joined the Vineyard Christian Fellowship (re: Wineskins) by invitation of John Wimber. Wimber no doubt saw in the KCP a Pentecostal revival of the miracle of prophecy which fitted right into Wimber's "Signs and Wonders" third wave scheme of things. [See C. Peter Wagner's The Third Wave of the Holy Spirit in which he sets up the Pentecostal rage of this century, Firm Foundation, Mar. 1997,14]
They "laid on hands" at Jubilee 98 and if ANY evidence could have been found then this miracle would have been turned into miracles of cash.
Carol Wimber is the MOTHER of end-time "praise singing" where the almost-final act of worship is to reach a sexual-like climactic experience with God: the last act is, predictably, the "giving of means."
"The "Third Wave" is identified in particular with the "Signs and Wonders" (miracles) of John Wimber's Vineyard Christian Fellowship. Wimber claims that the age of miracles has not ceased, and are being performed today. The blind see, demons are exorcised, and the dead climb out of their coffin."John Wimber and Jack Deere, former professor at the Dallas Theological Seminary and presently the "scholar in residence" with the "Vineyards," admit the whole thing is weird. As a matter of fact, some of the harshest critics of The KCP come from the ranks of the Pentecostal spokesmen who perceive the weirdness of it all.
"Ernie Gruen, pastor of the Full Faith Church of Love is one. Gruen accuses the KCP of false prophecy and
misconduct common to the practices of the charismatic charlatans
who know how to manipulate an audience and to create a state of mind termed in Pentecostal circles as "slain by the Spirit."When I returned to Tennessee in 1980 a MAN IN THE KNOW assured me that the PREACHERHOOD in Nashville was consumed with homosexuality. Didn't the Bible guru at David Lipscomb then get OUTED as a homosexual? No history of music as worship exists which does not identify the PRIESTHOOD as emasculated and the singers and musicians were male and female prostitutes. We have some personal knowledge of the PENTECOSTAL = SEXUAL CONDUCT MARK.
Or, in the words of Dr. C. Bruce White at Madison Church of Christ:
"We are going to learn some things from God's Word that will rearrange our thinking about how God relates to His people.
Connected to Kregg Hoodism: "Gruen is fed up with the false predictions, mysticism, and erroneous teachings of the KCP! A popular criticism of the KCP is the promotion of predictions after they have come true. The critics say Cain would have to go back to the 1950s to cite documentation to give any credibility to the preposterous claims that Cain makes about his birth and childhood. The Pentecostal critics of Cain, Wimber, et al, say they use every trick found in the bag of the charismatic shaman. Back Up
What is a Shaman? First, he is a MUSICAL WORSHIP MINISTER. He "leads you into the presence of God." In the "new style worship" he replaces Jesus as the One Mediator even as the Holy Spirit has replaced Him as our teacher. See Fred Peatross: A Spectacle of Worship. The message is identical to neo-Paganism or witchcraft. See also Rubel Shelly's new GLASSES to get a NEW VISION for the church. Sounds just like Peepstone Joseph Smith of mormonism fame.
"Shamanic symbolism is impressively presented in dramatic enactment and dance, as observed among the peoples where the shamanistic rites survived longest (such as the Samoyed, Tofalar, Buryat, and Tungus). The shaman, garbed in his ritual robes,lifts his voice in song to the spirits.
This song is always improvised, with certain obligatory images and similes, dialogue, and refrains.
See notes on Twin City Church of Christ in Festus,MO and Spring Woodlands where the MUSICAL MINISTER (sorcerer, parasite in the Greek World) follows the Sawdust trail of the STORE FRONT SHAMAN.
The performance always takes place in the evening. The theatre is the conical tent, or yurt; the stage is the space around the fire where the spirits are invoked. The audience consists of the invited members of the clan, awaiting the spirits in awe. The stage lighter and decorator, the shaman's assistant, tends the fire so as to throw fantastic shadows onto the wall.
All these effects help those present to visualize everything that the recited action of the shaman narrates. The shaman is an actor, dancer and singer, and a whole orchestra.
"This restless figure is a fascinating sight, with his cloak floating in the light of a fire in which anything might be imagined. The ribbons of his gown flit around him, his round mirror reflects the flames, and his trinkets jingle. The sound of his drum excites not only the shaman but also his audience. Britannica, Shamanism
In all Charismatic Shamanism living in a voodoo world, all "lifeless instruments" or other objects have only ONE purpose:They may also be used to ensure that a chief or sovereign of a tribe or nation achieves,
and is recognized to have, the status of divinity in cultic or community ceremonies. Of such a nature may be phallic cults.
When the CHANGE AGENTS OF THE GODS begin to fail, music and a cult form of giving are symptoms or MARKS of "a euphoric farewell feast of a dying civilization.""Nay, rather, to speak out more truly, the augurs, the dream interpreters, the soothsayers, the prophets, and the priestlings, ever vain, have devised these fables; for they,
Both Mormons and Catholics shudder because they both depend on forced giving and if Gutenberg couldn't obsolete the preacher then surely the internet will:
fearing that their own arts be brought to nought, and that they may extort but scanty contributions from the devotees, now few and infrequent,whenever they have found you to be willing that their craft should come into disrepute, cry aloud, the Gods are neglected, and
in the temples there is now a very thin attendance.And men--a senseless race--being unable, from their inborn blindness, to see even that which is placed in open light,
Former ceremonies are exposed to derision, and thetime-honoured rites of institutions once sacred have sunk before the superstitions of new religions.
dare to assert in their frenzywhat you in your sane mind do not blush to believe. (Arnobius Against the Heathen, Ante-Nicene Fathers, VI, p. 418)
Alexander Campbell called the PREACHERCRAFT the "craftiest craft of all."
All but free will giving is EXTORTED giving. In Malachi, when the priest ceased TEACHING and began to hand out soft jobs to their bonded buddies, the peasants ceased GIVING as a vote of NO CONFIDENCE. The failure is always heaped on the heads of the failed teachers. God pronounces the curse on the priesthood and not the farmers.
We don't know Kregg Hood but he has established a public reputation which agrees totally with the charismatic PURPOSE DRIVEN CULT now plaguing churches and trying to steal the "church houses of widows" to turn them into "theaters for holy entertainment." And once they abandon the love of the truth God will send them strong delusions and strong deluders and anyone who believes that a VOODOO preacher can raise the dead would believe that he could make the Great Wall of China evaporate: but, Paul said in effect "fools love to be fooled" and one sign of God pouring out his wrath is to make BUFFOONS out of the priestlings.
See our study on Malachi which condemns the priesthood.
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