Shepherding Max Lucado Oak Hills

10.27.16 The Word as God's Regulative Power outlaws personal opinions, personal experiences, rhetoric, singing, playing instruments, acting or selling learning at retail.

1Tim. 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

Judas is on the left: the little box attached to the spotted flute case is for "carrying the mouth pieces of wind instruments." He is always dronk on literal wine, ignorance or pride.  He is the son of perdition.  This is how God sees the Judas Goats (cappella) and when Jesus fed him the SOP the devil CAME INTO HIM.  The PSALLO lie has the same root meaning as SOP. When that word was invented to defend instruments when it's primary meaning is to make APOLLON'S bow string twang to send forth a singing arrow. Apollon also carried along his lyre with which he shot LOVE arrows into his male or female friends.  Apollon is the only personified SPIRITUS and he is the leader of the locusts. Classical readers like Paul understand that they are the MUSES as Apollon's musical worship team. They usurp as SHEPHERDESSES and are know as dirty prostitutes.  Corrupting the word in Paul's letter is to "sell learning at retail" and also to prostitute.


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Of those who do not SPEAK that which is Written for our learning the Spirit OF Christ said THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM.

God is in control and YOU cannot SELL any of God's Word: if you SELL it as the Lucifer-Principle God will make certain that you are deaf and blind and will delude you so that you believe your own lies.

John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father,
        keep through thine own name
        those whom thou hast given me,
        that they may be one, as we are.
John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name:
        those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost,
        but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
John 17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world,
        that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
John 17:14 I have given them thy WORD; and the world hath HATED them,
        because they are not of the WORLD, even as I am not of the world.

Jesus doesn't pray for the World, the Kosmos or the Ecumenical as the Kingdom of the Devil.

WOE:  for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath,  because he knoweth that he hath but a short TIME  [kairon  ekhei ETHOS.’] Rev. 12:12   diabolos

He comes at critical or dangerous momen Like Hermes [Who makes the thief, protector of thieves] , he has wings in his feet to fly with the wind.Caerus is sometimes considered a daimon spirit rather than a God due to his aggressive nature towards humans. He sought to drink their blood, killing many to do so. Kairos or Caerus is the yougest son of Zeus: as the new spawn pronounces Je-Zeus to foul you. But once he has passed by, no one can grasp him, the back of his head being bald. The Always "mother goddess" name is Occasio.  As a sign to men that I am sharper than any sharp edg

THE ABOMINATION DEFINED AND FULFILLED BY THE JACOB-CURSED AND GOD-ABANDONED LEVITES.

Dt 18:9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee,
        thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
Dt 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that
        maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire,
        or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

hărĭŏlus  soothsayer, prophet, prophetess
somnĭo , to dream; to dream of or see in a dream, to dream, i. e. to think idly or vainly, to talk foolishly:
psaltrĭa , ae, f., = psaltria, . a female player on the cithara, a lutist, “ineptias,Col. 1, 8, 2: “ah stulte! tu de Psaltriā me somnias Agere,Ter. Ad. 4, 7, 6; Plaut. Pers. 2, 3, 5.—Absol.: “vigilans somniat
portenta non disserentium philosophorum sed somniantium,Cic. N. D. 1, 8, 18.

Deut. 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer

Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images,
        the STAR of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days,
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol,
        and rejoiced in the works of their own hands

Deut. 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer

Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images,
        the STAR of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days,
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol,
        and rejoiced in the works of their own hands

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The Babylon Mother of Harlot rises again and uses lusted after fruits (Same as in Amos 8) as speakers, singers, instrument players and ANY religious craftsmen always called like the Levite's SORCERERS and PARASITES.  In Revelation 18 John says that they are sorcerers who HAD once deceived the whole world.  That is the justification for them to be CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. Christ in Isaiah uses the practices of the Jews as their anticipated punishment.

Jude 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation,
        it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you
        that ye should earnestly contend
        for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Jude 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares,
        who were before of old ordained to this condemnation
,
        ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness,
        and denying the ONLY Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.  [Trinitarians are called antichrists by John]
Jude 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this,
        how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt,
        afterward destroyed them that believed not.
Jude 6 And the angels which kept not their first estate,
         but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains
        under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Jude 7 Even as Sodom [earthly Jerusalem] and Gomorrha,
        and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication,
        and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example,
        suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

A Charmer is an Abomination: This was outlawed for the Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness as "vocal or instrumental rejoicing or speaking your own words.

incantātor , ōris, m. incanto, I. an enchanter, wizard

consŭlo (a). In the lang. of religion, to consult a deity, an oracle, omens, etc.: Apollinem de re,Cic. Leg. 2, 16, 40: “deum consuluit auguriis, quae suscipienda essent,Liv. 1, 20, 7: “deos hominum fibris,Tac. A. 14, 30 fin.: “Phoebi oracula,Ov. M. 3, 9; Suet. Vesp. 5: “Tiresiam conjectorem,Plaut. Am. 5, 1, 76:

Cantus A. Prophetic or oracular song: “veridicos Parcae coeperunt edere cantus,Cat. 64, 306; cf. Tib. 1, 8, 4.—
B. An incantation, charm, magic song, etc.: cantusque artesque magorum.
cantus e curru Lunam deducere tentat,
2. With instruments, a playing, music: “in nervorum vocumque cantibus,Cic. Tusc. 1, 2, 4; id. Rosc. Am. 46, 134: “citharae,Hor. C. 3, 1, 20: “horribili stridebat tibia cantu,Cat. 64, 264: “querulae tibiae,
What is never taught to those "among the scholars" or they deliberately lie about the music issue.
Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs;
        for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
Amos 5:24 BUT [INSTEAD] let judgment run down as waters,
        and righteousness as a mighty stream.
Amos 5:25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness
         forty years, O house of Israel?
Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images,
        the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus,
         saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.

THIS IS WHAT HEZEKIAH TRIED TO STOP WITH A MUSICAL EXORCISM: IT IS RICK ATCHLEY'S FOUNDATION STONE for sowing discord. It's false. 2 Chronicles 29 said that David commanded the PLAYING of musical instruments during the HOLOCAUST OF THE INNOCENTS.  Now being done in a church near you "using instruments to teach our youth to leave our movement." That would be fine but they cannot read BLACK text on BROWN paper. You can fool most of the people most of the time and that is enough to get rich, famous and BURNED.

This is a picture of the instrumental worship at Jerusalem and Mount Gerizim just before and just after Russ and David claim that God commanded them to impose instrumental Worship. Perhaps He did:
Acts 7:42 Then God turned,
        and gave them up to worship the HOST of heaven; 
        as it is written in the book of the prophets,
        O ye house of Israel,  have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices
        by the space of forty years in the wilderness?

Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into
        captivity beyond Damascus,
        saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch
        and the star of your god Remphan
        figures which ye made to worship them: 
        and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

Isaiah 30 has the Spirit OF Christ saying that the Jews and their Assyrian worship

And his
breath [SPIRIT], as rushing water [Free Word] in a valley, reach reach as far as the neck, and be divided, to confound the nations for their vain error; error also shall pursue them and overtake them. Isaiah 30:28 LXX
Must ye always rejoice, and go into my holy places continually, as they that keep a feast? and must ye go with a pipe, as those that rejoice into the mountain of the Lord, to the God of Israel Isaiah 30:29 LXX
and the Lord shall make his glorious voice to be heard and the wrath of his arm, to make a display with wrath and anger and devouring flame: he shall lighten terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX

For by the voice of the Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome, even by the stroke where with he shall smite them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX
And it shall happen to him from every side, that they from whom their hope of assistance was, in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in turn with drums and with harp. Isaiah 30:32 LXX
For thou shalt be required before thy time: has it
been prepared for thee also to reign? nay, God has prepared for thee a deep trench, wood piled fire and much wood: the wrath of the Lord shall be as a trench kindled with sulphur. Isaiah 30:33 LXX

Judas  was a thief: his bag or box was
always attached to the spotted flute case.

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And God WATCHED the prophesied and fulfilled Musical Worship Team
Trumpet, drums, flute, cymbals and castinets with buffoons
Psallo permits ONLY smiting a string with your FINGERS: not a plectrum
Psallo and SOP have the same root meaning.

Mark.10.They.Shall.Mock.Him.With.Music

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AS PROPHESIED: one of my old "investments with the Lord"



Lynn Anderson and family have been the defacto misleaders in the CHANGE churches including instrumental music. Lynn Anderson also defends the Shepherding Movement of the Promise Keepers of which Max Lucado has been instrumental. This is the old CROSSROADS or the International Church of Christ movement.   As truly a celebration of its removing LU from the Church of Christ, all of these elements will be a show which one writer has compared to a market for SNAKE OIL:

Lipscomb Summer Celebration 2008: featuring the most virulent change agents along with Randy Harris, Gary Holloway and Rhonda Lowry: Growing Deeper: a look at contemplative spiritual. That is the common grade of the new age OCULTISM.

HOW TO PAGAN PROOF YOUR CHURCH: YOU MUST HAVE THIS BOOK IN YOUR LIBRARY.

Johannes Quasten, verifies all of our claims that NEO-PAGANISM infiltrates all Music-Centered churches.
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Music & Wiorship in Pagan and Christian Antiquity
Romans 14. Review of Ronnie Norman's

See the Gospel of Philip and the Da Vinci Code. The Gnostic writings are the only place the new style of religion can be found. This explains why the feminist or effeminate musical worship is so popular.

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But, the Lamb will have a rod of iron. We have added an addendum on Promise Keepers, Phallic religion and # THE GLOBAL CHURCH. Max Lucado and Oak Hills are listed in some of the GLOBALISM resources. This is the prophesied end-time Babylon church.

The foundation or most important feature of the GOSPEL which concernes the believer in the death, burial and resurrection as PROTOTYPE is Baptism: prophesied by Malachi and Zacharias, explained by Mark, enacted by John the Baptist and featured as the MOST IMPORTANT feature of preaching the gospel. # Those who did not believe in FAITH and BAPTISM are described as "calling God a liar" and being TREACHEROUS.

This site contains Classical Art which is much like a photograph which, along with the texts, defines many terms in the New Testament. For instance, the concept of the Jews (clergy ) Piping hoping that Jesus would sing and dance the Dionysus choral, points directly to the Abomination of Desolation in the Jerusalem Temple. It is a fact that the Jewish clergy anticipated that their messiah would be DIONYSUS, the perverted and perverting god of new wine.

Furthermore, the BAG Judas carried points directly to the fluteISTS of pagan worship used to FLUTE-DOWN people. The word drunken or methuo has a direct connection to the perverted musicians who forced you into fuller "intoxication of pride." Paul uses this concept to define- away wine and music used by all pagans to FORCE you to feel sexual, get dizzy or puke to prove that you were "manomai" or out of your wits. This was the PROOF that the spirits were giving you VISIONS.

If you do not want to see the truth of end-time musical worship please hit the BACK button. But many DO NOT want you to know that music is the MARK. All singers with instruments were perverted, played the role of sorcerers and were therefore PARASITES.

Not rated: exactly what you will see in the museum.

Of course, the Jesus came in a vial of light like ancient Gnosticism: he became in effect much like the S.U.N. god which Rubel Shelly wants us to use in thinking about the S.O.N. God. The first I read about Max Lucado I knew that he had some problems "teaching that which has been taught."

Max Lucado at Oak Hills quoted: "Now, look into the picture. Look closely through the shadowy foliage. See that person? See that solitary figure? What's he doing? Flat on the ground. Face stained with dirt and tears. Fists pounding the hard earth. Eyes wide with a stupor of fear.

Christ laid aside His Majesty and Glory and came to us as a despised and rejected man who would die as a "criminal." Thousands of others had died on the cross: I could die on the cross. One doubts that the two thieves who are not said to be "saved" turned into a cringing coward when anticipating their death.

as it is written: "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes so that they could not see and ears so that they could not hear, to this very day." Ro.11:8

Katanucis (g2659) kat-an'-oox-is; from 2660; a prickling (sensation, as of the limbs asleep), i.e. (by impl. [perh. by some confusion with 3506 or even with 3571]) stupor (lethargy): - slumber.

Katanusso (g2660) kat-an-oos'-so; from 2596 and 3572; to pierce thoroughly, i.e. (fig.) to agitate violently ("sting to the quick"): - prick.

The LORD has brought over you a deep sleep: He has sealed your eyes (the prophets); he has covered your heads (the seers). Isa 29:10

But to this day the LORD has not given you a mind that understands or eyes that see or ears that hear. Deut 29:4

Webster: # Stupor \Stu"por\, n. [L., from stupere to be struck senseless.] 1. Great diminution or suspension of sensibility; suppression of sense or feeling; lethargy.

2. Intellectual insensibility; moral stupidity; heedlessness or inattention to one's interests.

stupor n 1: the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally; someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor" [syn: {grogginess}, {stupefaction}, {semiconsciousness}]

Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary

Stupor, o-ris, m. [stupeo] , numbness; dulness, insensibility, stupidity, stupor, stupefaction; astonishment, wonder, amazement (class.; syn. torpor): stupor in corpore, Cic. Tusc. 3, 6, 12 : sensu-s stupor II. Esp., dulness, stupidity, stolidity

numbness; dulness, insensibility, stupidity, stupor, stupefaction; astonishment, wonder, amazement, dulness, stupidity, a fool, simpleton:

Max Lucado at Oak Hills quoted: Hair matted with salty sweat. Is that blood on his forehead? That's Jesus. Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. ... Does this look like the picture of a saintly Jesus resting in the palm of God? Hardly. ... We see an agonizing, straining, and struggling Jesus. We see a 'man of sorrows.' We see a man struggling with fear, wrestling with commitments, and yearning for relief." (Emphasis added.)

Of course, this is blasphemy: Jesus said: "For this purpose came I into the world." This says that my Lord TURNED CHICKEN. Father, Son and Spirit were fully present in Jesus Christ. Jesus, the one I honor, told evangelists to GO into all the world and PREACH the gospel. Jesus established His ekklesia or synagogue or school of the Bible. He fed the people out of compassion but He knew that even miracles would not convince them. He told the Jews that God had never worked miracles: only a raised son etc. Because Jesus was not the expected Dionysus, the new Wineskin god, and the God of food and miracles, they tried to throw Him off a clift.

While most churches take care of their poor, the purpose of the church is to manifest the wisdom of God in training people to live Godly lives. Assuredly, he said to make disciples by teaching that which He had taught.

Jesus came to free people from the institutions which laid burdens on the backs of people and used them like pack animals. That burden included "spiritual anxiety created by religious rituals." He left no institution required to force people to be SPIRITUAL by assigning CONFESSORS or SHEPHERDS over them. However, the end time will see a Babylonian form of shepherding or herding of people 24 hours of the day:

"McCartney envisioned a NATIONAL SHEPHERDING NETWORK to deepen Promise Keeper's clout in local communities. I see every guy leaving out of [Stand in the Gap] and coming under the authority of a local shepherd. "This marks something of a change in PK's public approach, since they previously had avoided the use of the term # "shepherding" due to its highly controversial association with cultlike practices by fringe churches in the charismatic movement. (Speaking on Pat Robertson's 700 Club a few days before the march)

A similar article # chronicles the Shepherding movement of the Crossroads, Boston Movement and the International Churches of Christ.

You will see some of the similarities with Max Lucado's NEW VISION for Oak Hills Church of Christ who is REMOVING "Christ" from their persona.

Max Lucado's propose for Oak Hills Church of Christ (to take Christ) out of its name.

The Purpose of War:

McCartney's pastor at the Boulder Valley Vineyard, Rev. James Ryle, whom McCartney says is the other major influence in his life, conducts a "prophetic" ministry and participates in conferences with men who claim to be prophets in the first-century sense of the term.

Ryle believes Promise Keepers, of which he is a board member, is the fulfillment of the Biblically prophesied end-time army described in the Book of Joel--
........... a terrifying army from which there is no escape.

Max Lucado was Vice President of Promise Keepers and has claimed to get prophetic visions.

"Never have 300,000 men come together throughout human history," he declared, "except for the purpose of war." He says he has a vision of Promise Keepers purging America of secularism, which he considers "an abortion" of godliness.

Max Lucado has hired a DISCIPLING MINISTER to EXTRACT the last ounce of devotion and purity from the slaves. See below.

"Promise Keepers urges men to form "accountability" groups of no more than five members, within which they are expected to submit all aspects of their lives to review and rebuke. Each member must answer any probes concerning his marriage, family, finances, sexuality, or business activity.

This is what Lynn Anderson, blowing the winds of change, is promoting in San Antonio and probably coming to your church to restore CROSSROADISM.

Such cells, usually operating within a church or para-church group, are led by a "Point Man" who answers to an "Ambassador" who reports to headquarters in Boulder. Decisions about local or state activity are ultimately made in Boulder.

"All of our success here is contingent upon men taking part in small groups when they return home," Promise Keepers spokesman Steve Chavis told Christianity Today. Less elegantly, Dave Wardell, the national coordinator for local leaders, explains, "I can go home and maybe still be the same guy after a conference. But if I have another guy calling up, holding me accountable, asking, `How are you treating your wife? Are you still cheating on your income taxes? Are you looking at your secretaries with lust?' it makes a difference. I don't think a woman would get in my face, go toe to toe with a guy, whereas a guy could tell me,

`I don't like it. And if you don't listen to me, I'll punch your lights out.' Something like that."

Max Lucado has organized the Pastors in the city of San Antonio:

# Promise Keepers, 2003 Pastors Conference

Max Lucado. Oak Hills Church 8308 Fredricksburg Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229. Max Lucado has served as minister of the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio since 1987


# Taken from Oak Hills church of....

Max Lucado at Oak Hills: "In a quiet, dusty corner of Samaria, Jesus started a revolution.

Separating Him and the woman He desired to teach were major barriers.
But He systematically dismantled each one and, in doing so, showed us the importance of doing the same.

He lowered the geographical barrier by entering the Samaritan province (Jn. 4: 5).
He overcame a
gender barrier by engaging her in conversation (vs. 7).
The
guilt barrier collapsed as he accepted her, knowing of her past (vs. 18).

As he drank from her cup, he was removing the cultural barrier between her Gentile and His Jewish heritage.

Even a worship barrier diminished as Jesus taught her the truth of God's presence (vs. 23). By the end of the conversation, she was changed and the disciples were stunned. "...they were amazed that he had been speaking with a woman..." (vs. 27 NASB).

The religious barriers were forced by the TEMPLES. At the place of GEREZIM the Samaritans worshipped THE STARRY HOST with music and just the Torah. This paganism was given to them by God when the PRAYED at Mount Sinai in their MUSICAL IDOLATRY.

In Jerusalem the STATE rituals were carried on at the Temple. However, the COMMON PEOPLE were not allowed to participate except as spectators OUTSIDE THE GATES when the musical slaughter began.

Jesus said that these are the old PLACES of worship. God is not a PERFORMING PREACHER or a MUSICAL WORSHIP TEAM, and He is PURE or HOLY SPIRIT or MIND. God only SEEKS the very tiny REMNANT who want to worship God in THEIR OWN SPIRIT. Remember, that Paul never spoke of the Holy Spirit as a person. In 1 Corinthians 2 here is what he says:

God is a Holy Spirit or MIND
[GOD'S Spirit is to God
[What man's spirit is to him.
But, we have the Mind of Christ

The Intertestament introduced "dogs" or catamites into the Temple. This was the worship of Zeus and Dionysus. The CLERGY JEWS fully expected that Dionysus would be the MESSIAH because they whole system of PRIESTHOOD has always been perverted. However, not in the VILEST pagan temples including at Jerusalem could the Jewish warrior musicians and singers ever enter into the Holy Place as a type of the body or Church of Christ.

Worship happened in the Most Holy Place which Jesus said is where GOD seeks true worshipers. Therefore, if the musicians and preachers try to be THE MEDIATORS and lead us into "worship" the totality of warning is that we may be under sorcerers or dogs. All of the ISTS were polluted and were PARASITES. A fluteIST or flute-girl was a prostitute. A guitarIST was also a PARASITE. THEREFORE, Paul understood that if WORSHIP is captured by the CLERGY it is going to be perverted:

Beware of dogs (catamites), beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. Phil 3:2

For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus,
........... and have no confidence in the flesh. Phil 3:3

Could that be clearer? Because ALL religion of external rituals is polluted by musical prostitutes and Sodomites, the ONLY place that men and women can worship in EQUALITY is in the Most Holy Place of our own human spirit.

All are EQUAL in Christ and ALL may worship God in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. However, Jesus died to elemenate the RITUAL WORSHIP which was of the Civil State.

Most Jews met often in the Synagogue: the synagogue HAD NO PRAISE SERVICE and it was devoted as a SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE. When Paul speaks of the assembly he uses a type of the word SYNAGOGUE.

Therefore, MAX is not getting his VISIONS from a holy God.

# Rubel Shelly claims to have NEW GLASSES. Through these glasses, like PEEP STONE Joseph Smith who heard directly from the "gods," he gets a NEW VISION for the church of Christ.

# Fred Peatross has a new vision for the EMERGING CHURCH OF CHRIST which will "worship" in singing, musical, light shows, dancing spectacles. I have posted lots of backup data to prove that it is NEO-PAGANISM or better known as WITCHCRAFT.

Barriers still stood between the disciples and her. So Jesus called them to a greater vision. Their view was too small. "...lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest." (vs. 35 NKJV)

That is true but you cannot do that by establishing a new denomination.

What Jesus really said:

Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. John 4:34

Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. John 4:35

The FIELD is not a big city but: An empty expanse.

And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal:
........... that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. John 4:36

And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. John 4:37

I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours. John 4:38

The "evangelists" have developed a SCAM: we have come in out of the cold and now we are LOCATED EVANGELISTS. See how # Rubel Shelly claims to be the located evangelist but contrary to Paul, he does not work to the point of travail so that he can give CHARITY to the students.

Max Lucado: God calls us to do the same. Over the last few months, I've sensed our Master urging us to expand our dreams for San Antonio. He calls us to a fresh vision: a vision of a city-impacting church.

As the details of this vision crystallized for me, I shared them with our elders.

They prayed, pondered, and tested the ideas and, ultimately saw them as God's will for Oak Hills.

In other words,"MY vison equals God's Will." The BODY is not functioning: it is BURDEN LADEN by Burden Laders which is "spiritual anxiety created by religious ritual."

Nicia: a common friend of Cicero and Dolabella. The excitement which this visit produced is reflected in the language of the letter, which in the great number of ellipses and of Greek expressions presents a fine specimen of the sermo familiaris (Hofmann). It is a significant fact that Caesar was assassinated three months after the incident described in this letter. The spectacle which Caesar presented when making a progress through Italy attended by a disorderly bodyguard of 2000 men, may well have crystallized the sentiment forming against him.

But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. Gen 19:26

Max Lucado: The purpose of this presentation is to share several strategic decisions that will posture Oak Hills to make,

with the Lord's guidance, a citywide impact. We call you to dedicate the next forty days (August 31 to October 9) to prayer, asking God to give us all strength to obey his call. Like the Apostle Paul, we desire to say, "...I obeyed this vision from heaven..." (Acts 26:19 CEV)

There are some who claim to be apostles: Carroll D. Osburn of ACU claims to send out "prophets, chanellers and facilitators to CHANGE your church. But, Paul said that he was BORN OUT OF THE APOSTLE SEASON. I am quite positive that two thousand years later is past revelation season as an APOSTLE:

And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. Acts 26:15

But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Acts 26:16

Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, Acts 26:17

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Acts 26:18

Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: Acts 26:19

But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. Acts 26:20

If Jesus answered the prayer IN FAVOR of instrumental music then here is what HE had to over come under CULT GUIDANCE.

The prophecy was that Judas would attempt to TRIUMPH OVER Jesus, in Psalm 41. Triumph is the ALARM of warfare: it means "playing loud instruments and 'making a joyful noise before the Lord'." This was the univerals NATION'S warrior chant.

Jesus threw the "musical minstrels" out more or less violently as one EJECTS DUNG. This is because the flute girls were under the same city officials as the DUNG HEAP and the CEMETARY.

Jesus repudiated the WATER DRAWING FESTIVALS with instrumental music by declaring that HE was the only source of these waters.

He repudiated the Babylonian FOUR CUPS OF intoxicants even for children at Passover. He used the prophesied FIFTH CUP which was NOT intoxicating to signal that He was the prophesied Messiah rather than the god of new wine in new wineskins.

He repudiated the PLAYERS as children in the marketplace (CDs, Books, etc.). They PIPED hoping that he would sing and dance the Dionysus, perverted choral dance. Judas was promoting such an approach to force Jesus to Bow but Judas was given the SOP as te Music-meaning MARK and Satan came into him and he fled and hanged himself.

And on and on.

When God gave the Israelites THE BOOK OF THE COVENANT of Grace, He called Moses back up to the mount for 40 days. They had SEEN in a physical sense and thy had pledged to obey the covenant. However, God gave them 40 days of testing. They cracked under the strain, build the golden calf images of Egyptian MUSICAL IDOLATRY and turned away from God. God gave the THE BOOK OF THE LAW and turned them over to WORSHIP THE STARRY HOST. This worship is defined in Amos 5 and 6; Isaiah 5 and other places. They ignored the Word by MUSICAL religious festivals. As a result, the people hungered and thirsted for the Word which had been WITHHELD by the religious leaders.

When Jesus was led up for His 40 days of temptation, Satan offered him the COSMOS over which He could be King? # Dostoyevski nots that when Jesus was tempted by the INQUISITION:

Christ Rejected the Ministry of Bread Offered by the Inquisition
Christ Rejected the Ministry of Miracles by the Inquisition
Christ Rejected the Ministry of Mysteries by the Inquisition

Max Lucado: Our mission statement provides a helpful outline: "The Oak Hills Church of Christ exists to help seekers of Christ experience God's grace and become fully devoted followers of Christ."

The only command about making disciples reads like this (in the olden Bible):

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

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

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Matt 28:18

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matt 28:19NKJV

"teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. Matt 28:20

# Isocrates, Speeches and Letters

For arrogance partakes of dignity--a quality held in high esteem--and men of that character are regarded as more high-minded

than those who champion equality,
just as those who are warlike
are regarded as superior to those who are peaceable.
For the latter are
neither seekers after what they do not have nor staunch guardians of what they possess, while the former are effective in both respects-

both in seizing whatever they covet and in keeping whatever they have once made their own.

The act of DISCIPLING to a master teacher in the world of Jesus was BAPTISM. If you wanted to disciple to the Master Tentmaker Paul then you were baptized by Paul and YOU took on Paul's name. If you were ASHAMED of the name PAUL and called yourself JUDAS then Paul would CAST YOU OUT as Jesus cast out the MUSICAL WORSHIP MINISTRELS "like dung."

Now, that is power: first they form MUSICAL WORSHIP TEAMS to "lead you into the presence of God" to replace Jesus Christ as the ONE AND ONLY Mediator. Now, they want to ASSIST GOD in bestowing His Grace. I think that means to get a VISION which is more extreme than Calvin or the Baptists as the GNOSTICISM of the USA.

Max Lucado at Oak Hills: 10,000 people will gather on this campus in about seven years!

Let's work backwards through the statement, pausing for evaluation. "Fully devoted followers of Christ"

Walking the Small Group Tightrope

by Bill Donahue and Russ Robinson

A time-tested resource for pastors and small group leaders to help them understand how to manage the tensions that result when a variety of good objectives compete for a group's attention.

Walking the Small Group Tightrope applies "polarity management" training to group life. Polarity management teaches that in every area of life we must learn to manage the tension that exists between two good things rather than choosing one over the other. There are six challenges or "tensions" every small group leader faces and must learn to manage well. Each challenge must be met by managing two good values that exist along a continuum:

> Learning Challenge: Truth--Life Continuum
> Relational Challenge: Friendship--Accountability Continuum
> Development Challenge: Care--Discipleship Continuum
> Reconciliation Challenge: Kindness--Confrontation Continuum
> Impact Challenge: Task--People Continuum
> Connection Challenge: Openness--Intimacy Continuum

This sounds much like the Crossroads, Boston church of Christ or the International church of Christ TOTAL COMMITTMENT. They will be FULLY DEVOTED through the shepherding or discipling dilema or they WILL NOT enter the inner circles much like the Towers of Babylon.

We are to bring people to Christ and He is to disciple them through His Word. Their word was TOTAL COMMITTMENT. With the presumptious right to DISCIPLINE we have a full fledged cult.

"The last root of the discipling movement as it has appeared among churches of Christ is seen in the charismatic movement. This movement developed outside traditional denominational structures. Similar doctrines had been taught earlier in Pentecostal denominations such as the Assemblies of God, the Church of God, and the Pentecostal Holiness Church. In the late 1950s, however, a Neo-Pentecostal charismatic movement began.

From Below: Max Lucado: This was a major move and we came to it cautiously. I remember Charles Prince preaching on the topic of Christian unity and urging us to "not consult our fears."

Charles Prince, please Stand Up and give an answer for your defense of Instrumental music which CHARISMATICALLY restructured churches of Christ almost totally from SCHOOLS OF THE BIBLE to PAGAN WORSHIP CENTERS.

"A dispute is taking place over issues of authority and discipleship.

Powerful figures in the movement have built up a chain of command linking many local groups around the country to themselves. . . .

Discipleship involves submission to the shepherd as he points the way-and points out flaws in behavior. . . . Those being discipled must consult with their shepherd about many personal decisions. In some cases, shepherds forbid marriages, reject school and vocational plans, # demand confession of secret sins.

Some travel to Ft. Lauderdale to receive training directly from Mumford and his colleagues. (Read Nashville, Atlanta or D.C.).

[While Bob Mumford saw this eventially as destructive, people like # Rubel Shelly still quotes him favorably about Accountability Groups. Click to this link there will be several articles]

"Every characteristic of discipling churches that sets them apart from other churches of Christ can be traced, directly or indirectly, to one or more of these influences discussed above. Others who have tried this approach, however, have rejected it. In a recent conversation with a leader of Maranatha Ministries, I was told,

"What you are experiencing in the Church of Christ is what the charismatic movement vomited up." Maranatha Ministries is a campus movement built along the lines of the shepherding movement.

"The Discipling Dilemma, Chapter 8: Roots of Modern Discipleship Movement
"They are militant in evangelism, charismatic, and authoritarian in the personal lives of their members.

Their growth may exceed that of any similar movement--even that of the Crossroads/Boston churches. It may be more than an interesting coincidence that the headquarters of Maranatha Ministries is in Gainesville, Florida, not far from the Crossroads Church of Christ where the discipling movement was first introduced to churches of Christ.

Max Lucado: As we list healthy strategies (cunning devices) we employ for making followers, let's keep our pray-for-ten initiative high on the chart. As we pray daily for ten friends who need Christ, we look to God, remember the lost and, most of all, we intercede for the unsaved.

Disciples are made by hearing the Gospel and taking on the name of Christ. You cannot DIISCIPLE or make followers by a DISCIPLING DILEMA to check on their sexual thoughts. You CANNOT pray them into the kingdom.

A "Pentecostal author warned that certain leaders claim

authority that puts them between Christ and the people. He said that these leaders take control of the personal lives of their members by giving all sorts of orders with no biblical support at all.

That is THE REASON they preach JUST JESUS and insist that performance rhetoricians and musicians (sorcerers and parasites) STAND BETWEEN the audience and the "gods" who may be hostile and demand a GOD HANDLER as a profession.

The musical worship teams are the INSTRUMENTS OF THE VILE SHEPHERD used to force the "audience" into a STUPOR so that, according to Carol Wimber of Vineyard, they experience a sexual climactic experiene to get ready for the LAST ACT of worship which is giving of means!

He concluded, "If the people of the churches concede to the clergy the right to make decisions of life and doctrine apart from the clear teaching of scripture,

it will inflict the deathblow to disciple building in the churches, even as it did in the early church."

Subscribing to the Purpose Driven Cult, the membership level is a series of concentric circles. Seen from the top it could be a round TOWER OF BABYLON. You have to work through course material and SIGN COVENANTS through the LEVELS. Finally, probably based on how much you give SCAMMED by TITHING or the LAW OF GIVING, you reach the inner circle or PITCHER'S MOUND as a leader. This IS A CULT.

Max Lucado: Our dream of impacting 1/10 of San Antonio through the prayers of our church is coming true! If we grow no faster than our current annual rate of 12%, 10,000 people will gather on this campus in around seven years! May God work even faster.

Then isn't is UNTRUE that the name of CHRIST is an offense to further GROWTH? Again, see the INANNA or holy whore GIFT of "speeding."

Under the category of disciple-building, we sense God leading us to enhanced gift-discovery and discipleship. This will be a major initiative in the future.

"The right person, at the right place, for the right reason at the right time" is more than a slogan.

# Promise Keepers of whom Max Lucado was a vice president, made a RADICAL SHIFT to the SHEPHERDING system of the cults.

"The first root of the modern discipling movement may be found in the Roman Catholic Spiritual Directors of the

fifth century and later throughout Roman Catholic history. The Spiritual Director system operated in monasteries and convents for many centuries.

Those being trained were told

to reveal their most secret thoughts to their Spiritual Director
and
submit themselves totally to their Spiritual director's decisions as to what is good and evil.

This is essentially what is now called a "discipling relationship.

Max Lucado: It is our goal. We're asking God to help us extract the potential of every member by matching spiritual gift with ministry.

# Those having been AFFLICTED ask:

"Where did the modern authoritarian discipling system come from? Who dreamed up this pyramid scheme of a young evangelist controlling the lives of converts so that they grind out huge work quotas and big number baptisms? What are the roots of this system?

This particular form of authoritarianism largely ran its course in other religious groups and has been abandoned. There is a large body of literature full of warnings and criticism of this authoritarianism as it has been tried by others. The fact that it has been tried by others is rather embarrassing to those who thought that someone in the churches of Christ invented this approach. The reality, however, is that churches of Christ are among the last ones to be damaged by the discipling movement.

Webster: # Extract \Ex*tract"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Extracted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Extracting}.] [L. extractus, p. p. of extrahere to extract; ex out + trahere to draw. See {Trace}, and cf. {Estreat}.] 1. To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.; as, to extract a tooth from its socket, a stump from the earth, a splinter from the finger.

Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary

Extract is: traho- tra-xi- (inf perf. tra-xe for tra-xisse, V.), tractus, ere [TRAG-] , to draw, drag, haul, train along, draw off, pull forth, drag away: To drag away violently, carry off, plunder; i. e. if they divide into factions, appropriate, regarded as impious presumption,

Extract in the Greek world most often had to do with extracting GOLD from an ore. That means to refine most often by fire. Peter warned of those who would REFINE you:

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 1 Peter 1:6

These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1Pe.1:7

extraho , xi, ctum, 3, v. a., to draw out or forth, to drag out (class.). LIke a dentist.

A. In gen., to withdraw, extricate, release; to draw out, extract, eradicate:
........... a. A trial, action, suit at law (class.):
........... b. A writ of judgment, a sentence
........... c. A sickness, attack of sickness
........... d. Ruin, destruction (postclass.)

refigo , xi, xum, 3, v. a., to unfix, unfasten, unloose, tear or pluck down, pull out or off (class.).

dentes: to pull out, extract, the plundered goods, 1. To take down the tables of the laws suspended in public, i. e. to annul, abolish, abrogate laws:

But, the EKKLESIA was the school of the Bible: there is not EXTRACTING power in the STAFF which has not been INFECTED.

Hypocrites are rhetoricians, sOPHISts, singers and musicians who are guilty in Revelation of SORCERY. They are all identified as PARASITES and of the SECT of the Hypocrites who are STILL subject to everlasting burning like Nadab and abihu. Paul quoted from Isaiah:

Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might. Isaiah 33:13

The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the HYPOCRITES (actors, singers, musicians). Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? Isaiah 33: 14

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions (including singing or browbeating), that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; Isaiah 33: 15

He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Isaiah 33: 16

Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. Isaiah 33: 17

Then, A CONSUMING FIRE awaits the hypocrites (singers, speakers, actors) who TAKE GAIN from the WAGES of working people.

Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver (shaqal)? where is he that counted the towers? Isaiah 33: 18 [Towers perhaps a rostrum]

Shaqal (h8254) shaw-kal'; a prim. root; to suspend or poise (espec. in trade): - pay, receive (-r), spend, * throughly, weigh.

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.Ro.10:17

Over the next forty days ask God to make Oak Hills a greenhouse of deep roots and abundant fruits.

Greenhouse FRUITS never get Ripe. Paul gave the QUALIFICATIONS by which you can MARK the false, greenhouse fruits:

Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. 2 Cor 11:24

Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; 2 Cor 11: 25

In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 2 Cor 11: 26

In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. 2 Cor 11: 27

Christians WILL SUFFER PERSECUTION and the greenhouse fruits will die as soon as the winds blast them in the open fields.

Max Lucado: Another major initiative is excellent pastoral care. Our elders are facing their privilege with renewed vigor. They are re-evaluating and re-organizing, seeking to shepherd the church through Life Groups. Pray for this process.

The unique term "SHEPHERDS" relegates the elders, in Rubel Shelly's words, to shepherding the ministers who are BEST QUALIFIED to be the leaders.

Pray also for their wisdom in the application of church discipline.

Larger churches tend to ignore this scriptural mandate. We don't want to. Most important, pray for their strength and focus.

Life Groups means Crossroads, Boston Church of Christ or International church of Christ.

# Lynn Anderson is behind the throne:

Here's the list from Steve Farrar's "Point Man" (Promise Keepers)

1. Have you been with a woman this week in such a way that was inappropriate or could have looked to others that you were using poor judgment?
2. Have you been
completely above reproach in all your financial dealings this week?
3. Have you
exposed yourself to any explicit material this week?
4. Have you spent daily time in prayer and in the Scriptures this week?
5. Have you
fulfilled the mandate of your calling this week?
6. Have you taken time off to be with your family this week?
7. Have you just lied to me?

This is CROSSROADS, Boston Church of Christ and the International Church of Christ.

The Jewish clergy LADED the people down as "one loads up a pack animal." Jesus died to give us REST. The BURDEN was "spiritual anxiety created by religious ritual." Now, you may have the masculine Jesus having trouble with people who make their OWN OCCUPATION trying to put Saddles on the Back of people and ask them about their SEX LIVES!

As part of the Purpose Driven Cult this probably leads to THOUGHT CONTROL. The small circle groups or CELLS can be helpful but the are often perverted into ways of leading small groups with APPROVED leaders. This permits both cult-like training which assuredly Max Lucado's views on the Holy Spirit, Baptism Calvinism and a DIRECT contact with God. Rubel Shelly says that we "should hear audibly from God." In the purpose driven system this is going to include PRYING into one's private life to make sure that everyon is CLEAN. Otherwise, they will be DISCIPLINED.

"A third root of the authoritarian approach to discipling can be found in the writings and influence of Watchman Nee. He is the favorite theologian of many modern charismatics.

"Nee taught that each person must have a "covering" in the Lord. He used that term for a person who has delegated authority, who must be obeyed unconditionally,
........... and who must be imitated. He also taught that
........... Christians must confess their sins to the person who is their "covering."

Jerram Barrs explained that the doctrine of "covering" means that ideas, decisions, and lifestyle must be covered by someone higher in the chain of command; thus the "covering" gives instructions on many secular matters and not just on matters of faith.

Equally essential in disciple building is the call for a higher moral standard in the church. Alarming statistics reveal that the divorce rate in the church is the same as the divorce rate in the world. Pornography, adultery, and immorality ravage our people and dilute their testimony. I recognize the important place of the pulpit in this call.

From heaven, the garden of Eden, the Babylonian system, the Old Testament, the Classical writers, the New Testament and church history we KNOW that music is the most mind-destroying tool of Satan. Some of the worst crimes occur when people are UNDER CONTROL of charismatic speakers and musicians.

I've asked every department to brainstorm strategies for urging members to remain unstained by the world. Let's ask the Holy Spirit to make His church a house of sterling vessels in the midst of our spotted society.

The sterling or sanctified vessels were in the Holy Place as a type of the body or church of Christ. No preacher, singer or musician was ever SANCTIFIED enough to enter into the Holy Places.

Remain unstained by the world. James 1:27

A fourth initiative under the disciple-making area calls for short-term mission expansion. God sends dozens of our members into various parts of the world each year. They return with a wider world vision and deeper faith. Let's ramp up this ministry.

Max Lucado: I've challenged every minister and elder to participate in a short-term mission trip over the next twenty-four months.

THE COUNTRY OF BRAZIL IS SPLITTING AS IT IS DRIVEN BY OAK HILLS MISSIONARYS!

Max Lucado: May God's Spirit stir these four areas of emphasis:

gift-discovery and discipleship
excellent pastoral care
a higher moral standard in the church
short-term mission expansion (to sow discord)
Over 4,000 in Sunday attendance for the first time in our church history.

Perhaps the most important phrase of our mission statement is:
Experience God's grace

The PRIMARY meaning of grace or power is the Power to hear, believe and obey the WORDS of Christ. Grace also means the power to be conformed to the image of Christ. When this happens one MUST see Christ the WORD as fighting Lucifer the Harp-Playing Prostitute even in Heaven.

People being properly MISLEAD go on missions to work with VARIOUS DENOMINATIONS. They come home confusing friendship with religious commonality. It is hard to critizie one with whom you have broken bread:

According to Mumford, the shepherd is to nurture discipleship through a three - part program,

including baptism by water,
discipleship by a man "commissioned by God,"
and acknowledging
the abiding presence of Christ
with the shepherd (or disciple maker)
and his disciples.

Mumford advocates avoiding spiritual independence
........... that would lead to religious anarchy
........... in favor of embracing the yoke of Christ as a symbol of discipleship.

The very words of Hitler: intellectual leaders and human material as followers.

Max Lucado: We exist to proclaim the cross of Christ. Under this category, we do not sense the Lord calling us to a navigational shift. We do resolve to keep the needle of this compass on the cross of Christ, resisting any temptation to celebrate personality or church.

This alludes to Lynn Anderson's Navigating the Winds of Change. It appears that THERE IS NO MORE ROOM TO NAVIGATE. By repudiating CHRIST as its identifier, by adding instrumental music, by DENOUNCING the Biblical andhistorical view of Baptism and SHARING PULPITS Oak Hills has become an extreme form Baptist which is to say pagan GNOSTICISM. The 1990 statement of untruth about instrumental music announced NO REASON to change but they changed by adding instruments INCREMENTALLY like warming up the water of a frog.

Max Lucado: In the area of outreach, however, some strategic shifts (that means cunning devices) will be made in the way we reach out to

Re-stating a line from our mission statement, we "exist to help seekers of Christ experience God's Grace." To widen our doors to more seekers, we want to follow the example of Jesus with the Samaritan woman.

That means WE MEDIATE God's Grace by STRATEGIC SHIFTS meaning away from Christ. Grace or POWER to obey Christ flows from Christ to the believer: it cannot be manipulated by a mediator of RELIGIOUS RITUAL which Jesus denounced as the LADED BURDEN of the Jewish clergy:

What barriers exist between our church and Christ seekers? Put differently, might we modify a strategy or approach and-as a result-see more people become followers of Christ?

Max and not the Name of Jesus the Christ or Jehovah- Saves is the OBSTACLE.

# Homer, Odyssey [394] "'Can you show me,' said I, 'some strategy by means of which I may catch this old god
........... without his suspecting it and finding me out?

For a daimôn is not easily caught - not by a mortal man.' [398] "'Stranger,' said she, 'I will make it all quite clear to you.

About the time when the sun shall have reached mid heaven, the old man of the sea comes up from under the waves, heralded by the West wind that furs the water over his head.

# Adolf Hitler was fond of the SEEKER system;

"The mass meeting is also necessary for the reason that in it the individual, who at first while becoming a supporter of a young movement, feels lonely and easily succumbs to the fear of being alone,

for the first time gets the picture of a larger community, which in most people has a strengthening, encouraging effect.

The same man, within a company or a battalion, surrounded by all his comrades, would set out on an attack with a lighter heart than if left entirely on his own.
........... In the crowd he always feels somewhat sheltered, even if a thousand reasons actually argue against it.

But the community of the great demonstration not only strengthens the individual, it also unites and helps to create an esprit de corps.

The man who is exposed to grave tribulations, as the first advocate of a new doctrine in his factory or workshop,

absolutely needs that strengthening which lies in the conviction of being a member and fighter in a great comprehensive body.

And he obtains an impression of this body for the first time in the mass demonstration. When from his little workshop or big factory, in which he feels very small,

he steps for the first time into a mass meeting and has thousands and thousands of people of the same opinions around him, when, as a seeker, (Als Suchender.' A Wagnerian phrase, which Hitler was apparently determined to use at all costs)

Wagner was Hitler's Musical Worship Leader.

he is swept away by three or four thousand others into the mighty effect of suggestive intoxication and enthusiasm,

The term Paul used against WINE prior to the command to SPEAK Biblical truth and leave the singing and melody IN THE HEART is the Greek Methuo. In the Greek world this DEMANDED being Piped- down with instruments. It meant INTOXICATED with ignorance and pride but it repudiated the music of the god of new WINESKINS.

when the visible success and agreement of thousands confirm to him the rightness of the new doctrine and for the first time arouse doubt in the truth of his previous conviction -
........... then he himself has succumbed to the magic influence of what we designate as 'mass suggestion.'

The will, the longing, and also the power of thousands are accumulated in every individual. The man who enters such a meeting doubting and wavering leaves it inwardly reinforced: he has become a link in the community.

The National Socialist movement must never forget this and in particular

it must never let itself be influenced by those bourgeois simpletons who know everything better,
but who nevertheless have gambled away a great state including their own existence and the rule of their class.

# Also see the Tulsa Workshop with Bostonian influence

If it works then Max Lucado is saying LETS DECEIVE them into THINKING that we are BAPTISTS when everyone knows that we are BAPTISTS but we are SHACKED with the name of Christ. He is saying, we are selling Geo's but let's call them BMWs. It is called BAIT and SWITCH.

Max Lucado: More seekers of Christ are crossing our thresholds than ever before. Even though two out of three services are at 80% capacity, attendance is up 15% over last year. July (July!) saw attendance averaging over 4,000 for the first time in our church history. The good news? We are growing. The reality? We need to make space.

Then ISN'T IT A LIE that people refuse to attend because of the word CHRIST in your name? The name of CHRIST is SUPPOSED to offend the overwhelming majority of people:

Max Lucado: We have a:

Spatial Barrier.

That is why Christ DEMANDED that evangelists GO and preach the gospel. There was no demand to build an INSTITUTIONAL institution or a NON-INSTITIONAL institution. In fact, Paul told the Hebrews that to find Jesus Christ you have to GO OUTSIDE the Camp or City. Jesus simply will not enter MEGA TEMPLES of two or three thousands when he promised to be with TWO OR THREE persons.

Max Lucado: Our fifth major initiative will, hopefully, serve to lower this barrier: simultaneous Sunday morning services in the South Room and a fourth service on Sunday night.

Let's use the new "South Room" to host worship services concurrent with the second and third service in the main Worship Center.

Jesus said that worship happens ONLY in the PLACE of the human spirit. Prayer was COMMANDED to be in the closet or the innermost sanctuary or pantry both dark and quiet. Any human who HOSTS or PROVIDES an opportunity for WORSHIP cannot be in the grip of Christ's grace.

Webster:

# Host \Host\, n. (Biol.) Any animal or plant affording lodgment or subsistence to a parasitic or commensal organism. Thus a tree is a host of an air plant growing upon it. (The Corinthians were worshiping the god of the Air).

Host \Host\ (h[=o]st), n. [LL. hostia sacrifice, victim, from hostire to strike.] (R. C. Ch.) The consecrated wafer, believed to be the body of Christ, which in the Mass is offered as a sacrifice; also, the bread before consecration.

The kingdom which grows like a MUSTARD SEED is not the kingdom of Christ. Speaking of Parasites, all of the names such as PsalmODIA, fluteIST or harpIST sing and ACCOMPANY with an instrument. The Bible does not list any of those as GIFTED Team Members. Rather, they are all PARASITES. For instance:

Barbit-ôidos , on, singing to the barbiton, Luc.Lex.14.

With the same meaning:

kômôido-loicheô , play the PARASITE, peri tina Ar.V.1318

The Komo as one of the musical worship comedies, along with other types of theater which was pagan worship, always featured the ISTS in a naked, often drunken STUPOR. The little box attached to the flute case was for carrying the mouthpieces of wind instruments. It was the JUDAS BAG, the bag of a thief.

The following illustration is the almost UNIVERSAL view of musicians worshiping Dionysus whom the Jews hoped would be their messiah. If it offends you then imagine what it does to God when we MAKE OURSELVES VILE in attemptiong to seduce or appeas Him with Music from otherwise empty, vain, parasitic and spiritually naked pseudo-worshipers.


ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS ARE IDENTIFIED AS PARASITES: THEY ARE THE SORCERERS IN REVELATION

Lur-ôideô , play the lyre, Tz.H.10.410.

Which has the meaning of:

Pithêk-izô, play the APE, of FLATTERER

Cithari-zo , a-re, v n., = kitharizô, to play on or STRIKE the cithara

Similar Definition

Parasi-tor . a-ri, v. dep. [id.] , to play the PARASITE, to SPONGE

Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon

# stratos

1. an encamped army, generally, an army, host, ana straton or kata str. throughout the army, Hom.; epic gen. stratophi Il.; of a naval force, Aesch., etc.
2. the
soldiery, people, exclusive of the chiefs, Hom.: so, the commons, people, Pind., Aesch.
3. any
band or body of men, Pind.

We have noted that harpISTS, PsalmODIA, flutISTS and all musicians performed the pretended service of SORCERY. Therefore, a guitarIST is a PARASITE. By hosting the musical church provides VENUE for PARASITES.

A video of the first service message will be shown and an opportunity to worship will be provided. We will begin this gathering in late fall 2003. In early 2004, we will launch a Sunday evening service. I will present the same message from Sunday morning and we will target twenty and thirty year olds.

How utterly arrogant and Biblically illiterate: no one can PROVIDE an opportunity to WORSHIP. Paul's unique worship word is to GIVE HEED TO THE WORD and his instruction to the evangelist Timothy was to teach to the area while WORKING with his own hands to "give attendance to the public reading of the Word, to exhortation (of that read portion) and to doctrine (contained in that passage)."

ANYTHING WHICH DISTRACTS THE MIND'S OR SPIRIT'S GIVING HEED TO CHRIST AND HIS WORD IS AN INTENTIONAL EFFORT, CONSITENT WITH ALL OF THE BIBLICAL 'MUSICAL' PASSAGES, TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM WORSHIPING GOD.

In Romans 15 he demanded that the way to GLORIFY God was with ONE MIND and one MOUTH as it taught one another with "that which is written." This would produce unity and would NOT produce the SPIRITUAL EXCITEMENT which Jesus would not do and others did for their OWN PLEASURE.

Since Jesus said that the new PLACE of worship is the human spirit as it is devoted to truth, it is PRESUMPTIOUS for the NEW STYLE WORSHIPERS to claim to OFFER AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORSHIP.

Apollo who is the Abaddon or Apollyon of the book of Revelation was the fatheir of "twanging bow strings sending singing arrows, musical harmony, thieves and liars. Apollo TARGETED the youth even in the Jubal or Genun story by shooting his arrows which included mixed sex choirs, instrumental music, showmanship and sexual perversion: MELODY or PSALLO in the external sense as the SECRET MEANING warfare and sexual worship.

Max Lucado: Recognizing the power of contemporary music, these new assemblies will be instrumental. A soft keyboard beneath an altar call, the sound of a cello during communion service...these tools enhance outreach. After fifteen years and several thousand sermons, I am convinced instrumentation reaches hearts.

Words like ROCK AND roll which Rubel Shelly provided a VENUE FOR is the "F" word. Musicologists recognize that church type music and contemporary music is derived from VOODOO.

# See human HYMNS EXTRACTED from VOODOO and African sexuality.

Music produces ENDORPHINS which are natural MORPHINE. The POWER or EFFECTS are FIGHT, FLIGHT and SEXUAL STIMULATION. The effect which Max feels to be SPIRITUAL is exactly what Lucifer, the harp-playing prostitute used to steal money and souls as the king/queen of Trye.

Remember that Max Lucado after his VISION: As the details of this vision crystallized for me, I shared them with our elders.

They prayed, pondered, and tested the ideas and, ultimately saw them as God's will for Oak Hills.

If this is true then they have DIFFERENT GODS and assuredly DIFFERENT CHRISTS who was MOCKED with musical shafts and arrows of the Levitical Warrior Musicians. Music saw Jesus Christ as Beliar or Beelzebul: the Hebred DUNG GOD. That is why Jesus cast the minstrelsy out LIKE DUNG.

People who claim the ROOTS of external Melody SEND YOU A SIGNAL that they are MAKING WARFARE ON YOU to steal your spiritual life.

Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon

Psallô [psaô = to grind to powder]

I. to touch SHARPLY, to PLUCK, PULL, TWITCH, Aesch.; toxou (arrows) neuran ps.

to TWANG the bow-string, Eur.; belos ek keraos ps.
to
send a shaft TWANGING from the BOW (to psallo the literal heart)

a carpenter's red line, which is twitched and then suddenly let go, so as to LEAVE a MARK And only LATER to sing to a harp: NT to sing

II. to play a stringed instrument with the FINGERS, not with the plectron, Hdt., Ar., Plat.

belos ek keraos ps.
belos [ballô, as Lat. jaculum from jacio]

1. a missile, esp. an arrow, dart, bolt,
2. like enchos,
used of any weapon, as a sword, Ar.: an axe, Eur. (Paul=Lifeless instrument or Carnal Weapon)
3. the agana belea of Apollo and Artemis in Hom. always denote the sudden, easy death of men and women respectively.
4. after Hom. of anything
swift-darting, Zênos belê the bolts of Zeus, thunderbolts, himerou belos the shaft of love,

keras means
........... 2. of musical instruments, a horn for blowing, Xen.: a flute, Luc.
........... 3. a drinking-horn, Xen.

MAX LUCADO'S VISION IS TO USE THE BOW which is surely the MARK of Apollo or Apollyon who turns loose the LOCUSTS or musical performers to STING THE STING OF DEATH.

Psaô [cf. katapsaô]

I. to touch lightly, rub;
II. intr. to
crumble away, vanish, disappear, Soph.
And after the
sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly Jn.13:27

The Judas Bag was a thief's bag for carrying the mouthpieces of wind instruments. Therefore, the common Greek meaning that all psalmODIO or flutISTS or harpISTS were PARASITES.

Augustine: "The man of My peace, in whom I trusted, which did eat of My bread." How showed He him in His Passion? By the words of His prophecy: by the sop He marked Him out, that it might appear said of him, "Which did eat of My bread." Again, when he came to betray Him,

He granted him a kiss, that it might appear said of him, "The man of My peace."

Psomion (g5596) pso-mee'-on; dim. from a der. of the base of 5597; a crumb or morsel (as if rubbed off), i.e. a mouthful: - sop.

Psocho (g5567) pso'-kho; prol. from the same base as 5567; to TRITURATE, i.e. (by anal.) to rub out (kernels from husks with the fingers or hand): - rub.

I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. Isaiah 50:6

For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart. Psalm 11:2

Bend: Darak (h1869) daw-rak'; a prim. root; to tread; by impl. to walk; also to string a bow (by treading on it in bending): - archer, bend, come, draw, go (over), guide, lead (forth), thresh, tread (down), walk.

Remember that the "music" to panic the enemy had roots in the word:

Ruwph (h7322) roof; a prim. root; prop. to TRITURATE (in a mortar), i. e. (fig.) to AGITATE (by PERconcussion): - tremble.

Deliberately DIVIDING the church and sowing discord. Lucifer recognized the POWER OF INSTRUMENTS and led the angels in rebellion against God. When Lucifer came into the garden of Eden it was with wind, string and percussion instruments. Therefore ALL Biblical terms about "music" and the names of Instruments speak directly of SATAN, of innocent children, of prostitutes and the Levitical Warrionr musicians who made NOSISE. They performed the TYPE of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and their service is defined as HARD BONDAGE using a word much like ABADDON. They COULD NEVER enter into the type of the church of Christ.

As long as history has existed, everyone knew that music produces the impulses of FIGHT, FLIGHT or SEXUALITY. That is why in all culture musicians were the prostitutes and Sodomites. Music produces endorphins or an artificial MORPHINE. Sure, it REACHES HEARTS but it is like turning church into a pagan TEMPLE where music and sexuality went hand in hand.

Max could reach HIS goal a lot faster if he brought in dancing girls and the FLUTE-GIRLS who were prostitues.

Jesus CAST THE MINSTRELS or "team" out like one ejects DUNG.

# Aristotle, Athenian Constitution

L. These then are the matters administered by the Council. Also ten men are elected by lot as Restorers of Temples, who draw 30 minae1 from the Receivers and repair the temples that most require it; and ten City Controllers, [2]
........... five of whom hold office in # Peiraeus and five in the city;

it is they who supervise the flute-girls and harp-girls and lyre-girls to prevent their receiving fees of more than two drachmas,

and if several persons want to take the same girl these officials cast lots between them and hire her out to the winner.

And they keep watch to prevent any scavenger from depositing ordure (dung) within a mile and a quarter of the wall;

and they prevent the construction of buildings encroaching on and balconies overhanging the roads, of overhead conduits with an overflow into the road, and of windows opening outward on to the road;

and they remove for burial the bodies of persons who die on the roads, having public slaves for this service.

See Aristot. Ath. Pol. 7.3. A drachma (say 9 1/2d. or 1 franc) was a hundredth part of a mina (say 4 pounds.)

Max Lucado: Motivated by a desire to touch more souls, we feel it is wise to use this tool. The three Sunday morning services in the main Worship Center will remain non-instrumental. In this way, ample choices will be offered to all members.

# Webster says that a tool is:

2. A machine for cutting or shaping materials; -- also called {machine tool}.
3. Hence, any
instrument of use or service.

That angry fool . . . Whipping her horse, did with his smarting tool Oft whip her dainty self. --Spenser.

4. A weapon. [Obs.]
........... Him that is aghast of every tool. --Chaucer.

5. A person used as an instrument by another person; -- a word of reproach; as, men of intrigue have their tools, by whose agency they accomplish their purposes.
........... I was not made for a minion or a tool. --Burks.

Craftsman n 1: a professional whose work is consistently of high quality; "as an actor he was a consummate craftsman"

A rhetorician, sOPHISt, singer or musician along with the CRAFTSMEN in the book of Revelation were the TECHNE who would go back into hell with the unholy whore worship leader. Paul identifed LIFELESS INSTRUMENTS and CARNAL WEAPONS as the TOOL of the principalities and powers in high places. However, a CHRISTIAN uses the Sword and other weapons of the WORD of God.

Jesus said that God only SEEKS those who SEEK Him in the new PLACE of the human SPIRIT as it GIVES HEED to the Word of God which is the SPIRIT and LIFE giving force of Jesus Christ. YOU CANNOT OFFER a choice of worship without SAYING "I AM GOD STANDING IN THE HOLY PLACE."

Let's create a safe place for seekers to hear a risky message. To offer these additional services, we earnestly need volunteer help. As you pray, ask God to raise up workers in the host, worship and children's ministries.

Lord Jesus Christ said nothing about SEEKERS. Any honest evangelist is commanded to GO into all the world. He is not to BUILD INSTITUTIONS like the Towers of Babylon which DEMANDED singer, musicians, priests, sorcerers and prostitutes.

The PURPOSE is to seek out those who are willing to hear the WORDS OF CHRIST. They are discipled and the EVANGELIST does not count "baptisms" but goes even FURTHER Into the world. Max and Crew has abanded the Commission and grasp that if the FOOLS CAN BE FOOLED to divert their GIVING then they can STAY IN FROM THE COLD and try to collect SHEEP from other FOLDS.

Max Lucado: Creating space is one challenge; removing geographical barriers is a second.

Here comes the TITHE and the LAW OF GIVING.

Geographical barriers.

Though many drive great distances to attend Oak Hills, could we reach more people by going to them? Social stigmas and long commutes prohibit some seekers from coming our way. Let's expand into a multi-site church, establishing Oak Hills campuses in other sections of the city.

These satellite churches will, at least initially, be a part of the Oak Hills family.
Think in terms of Oak Hills as a
multi-site congregation consisting of Oak Hills East, South, and so on. Envision 150-200 trained and commissioned members targeting other sections of our city.

When Israel "rose up to play" they fell back into the common MUSICAL IDOLATRY. They "prayed" and God "answered" by turning them OVER to worship the heavenly host (Stephen, Acts 7 and many more proofs).

The STARS were really the WANDERING STARS or satellites of our sun. Chiun, Molech, Remphan etal were versions of the S.U.N. god or of SATURN whose Chaldee number is 666. Jude warns that they GOBBLE UP the love feast charity for the poor. They are WATERLESS CLOUDS. They are those who were seduced by Satan or Lucifer to seduce people away from the Living Word by the use of choirs, instruments, adornment of the world down into the dark valley of Cain (a musical note) to Perform their religion with adultery and SODOMY.

Max Lucado is touted as a MAN OF INTEGRITY by Promise Keepers Promise Keepers, 2003 Pastors Conference. He has already organized his city.

"With descriptive terms, Coach Bill McCartney set the tone for the # 2003 Promise Keepers Pastors and Leadership Conference. "I believe this one event in 2003 will forever change what it means to be a pastor in America.

In three short days something supernatural will be seen in the Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix." Later he declared, "We have had a catalytic anointing of the Spirit that is across all boundaries."

"While the earlier publicity had predicted 50,000 would be in attendance, only 9,000 showed up in Phoenix. The theme was "Come Near To Me." This was the second-ever major clergy and leaders conference.

Max is doing his share as a Catalytic Converter:

San Antonio Pastors Breaking Down Doctrinal Barriers

"San Antonio pastors are breaking down denominational and doctrinal barriers as they unite to pray for unity and revival. Oak Hills Church of Christ minister Max Lucado and seven other pastors in the San Antonio, Texas, area began meeting two years ago to encourage each other and pray for one another. But the February 19, 2000, issue of the San Antonio Express-News reported that now over 100 pastors meet each Tuesday morning to pray for unity and revival. "We've seen the importance of unity," Lucado told the Express-News. "We've seen reconciliation and forgiveness (among the pastors)."

Cindy Daniel, co-pastor (with her husband) of the charismatic Expect a Miracle Church, added, "It's totally God-ordained."

The article stated that "charismatic and evangelical ministers are beginning to put aside differences to deepen their personal relationships." Daniel added, "We need to see what we do agree on, which is Jesus Christ.

Too Bad Jesus Didn't Know That!

Breaking Away: "Much apostasy from religion is strongly related to conflicts with one's parents. Many of those who think they are breaking away from their church in the name of enlightenment and freedom actually are at least partially working out conflicts with their mother and father. Andrew Greeley, Unsecular Man

This is PKISM which seeks to be the WORLD WIDE CHURCH OF GOD:

"McCartney also announced that PK will begin shifting its emphasis more toward deepening its ties with local churches, which have already become vulnerable to manipulation by the more than 20,000 small accountability groups which PK calls "the backbone" of the organization.

Promise Keepers claims to have the interest or involvement of 105,000 congregations across the country (about a third of the total), and at the rally McCartney challenged local pastors
........... to meet once a week in small shepherding groups, which
........... are to be networked with other shepherding groups by PK.

Should PK gain control of the citywide networks of shepherds they see coming out of this arrangement, they would tighten their political grip on church networks in the major metropolitan centers of the country.

With PK Max Lucado in charge, how can they fail! And Lynn Anderson can use the STAFF to USE churches not in favor of the CROSSROADISM or establishing the INTERNATIONAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, San Antonio style.

Max Lucado: We will equip them with prayer, preparation, perhaps even a staff of two or three ministers and a healthy start-up gift. Our multi-site churches could stay linked together by viewing a video of the sermon from the "mother church." Many of these details will be sorted out by our Missions Department.

Know what I believe? Since the church house of widows has been wrested out of the arms of the OWNERS, I believe that the SHEPHERDING crew will follow the Purpose Driven Cult and just, as boasted at Madison, INFILTRATE and DIVERT Biblical (conservative" churches by RUNNING ROUGH SHOD over the elders or STACKING THE DECK with ditto heads. Why BUY when you can STEAL. That is the NEW DOCTRINE of the Postmodern mind now having taken once Christian colleges CAPTIVE.

Max Lucado: The Missions Department will see a major personnel shift. Rod Chisholm is going to turn his attention to the ever-expanding Christian Hope Resource Center.

We applaud even tokenism but this is normally handled by a vocational Deacon.

Vic King will move from Singles Ministry to spearhead the Missions and Outreach Ministry and oversee the multi-site strategy.

# Spearhead n 1: someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.) 2: the leading military unit in an attack 3: the head and sharpened point of a spear

Over the next forty days, ask the Father to stir this dream with workers and wisdom.
Also ask Him to help us as we
lower:

Social barriers.

Some people find the name "Church of Christ" to be an insurmountable barrier.

It has ALWAYS been a barrier for the overwhelming majority: Only a tiny remnant left!

They were "first called Christians" at Antioch as a term of OBUSE. Christ and EVERYTHING He taught and revealed was an OFFENSE to the secular mind.

# For 2,000 years the church has been known as the church of Christ. See the History. When you see CHRIST as a barrier then you have lost Christ and cannot be a Christian church.

Max Lucado: Scripture urges us to remove cultural hindrances while remaining scripturally true. Paul writes:

"When I am with the Jews, I become one of them so that I can bring them to Christ...When I am with the Gentiles who do not have the Jewish law, I fit in with them as much as I can. In this way, I gain their confidence and bring them to Christ. But I do not discard the law of God; I obey the law of Christ...Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone so that I might bring them to Christ. I do all this to spread the Good News, and in doing so I enjoy its blessings" (I Cor. 9:20-23 NLT)

There are numerous examples of Paul refusing to change either his faith or religious practices taught by Christ. For instance, the people wanted to sacrific to Paul with a ZEUS animal sacrifice. This would have included lots of musical rejoicing. Paul went wild and repudiated them to their face.

Alexander Campbell quoted truthfully: "No one can bring others any closer to Christ than He is." You cannot use STRATEGY, cunning or craftsmanship to bring people TO CHRIST. Jesus knew this, fired the doctors of the law and ordained humble evangelists to TAKE CHRIST to the nations.

Max Lucado and Rubel Shelly TAKE LIBERTIES but sometimes you prayerfully FALL OVER THE BRINK and will never get back up:

# Rubel Shelly articulates WORSHIP LIKE THE PAGANS by not grasping Paul's meaning either. You cannot remain faithful to the Word when you pervert the Word.

Speaking of the Purpose Driven Cult:

# Dennis Costella©FOUNDATION Magazine, March-April 1998 observes:

For Warren to suggest that the church's purpose is to provide common ground for the "seeker" and present him only positive Biblical texts that speak to his emotional, psychological and inter-personal "needs" is absolutely ludicrous! The pastor is to preach the Word - all of It - or It ceases to be "the pillar and ground of the truth"!

There CAN BE no common ground between MAN and GOD. This is about as silly as saying that you can RESURRECT your dead body. It's God's Way or N way and NEVER YOUR WAY. Jesus said, I am the WAY and NO one comes to the father but by me. The Musical teams actually claim the power to LEAD YOU INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD. That means that "we are God standing in the Holy Place" and that sound end-timish.

Max Lucado: "find common ground...that I might bring them to Christ." (I Cor. 9:23)

Let's seek to remove any barrier that would hinder a person from hearing the Gospel. Our seventh initiative calls for an alteration of our name.
........... We can reach more souls by modifying "Oak Hills Church of Christ" to "Oak Hills Church".

We do this for two reasons:

To follow the New Testament example: New Testament churches employed a variety of names, never clustering under a common banner other than Jesus Christ. (#See addendum)

These are NOT names identify the church according to location, etc. The # historic churches always called themselves the church of Christ. You simply CANNOT remove the NAME and AUTHORITY of Christ from what you CLAIM to be without repudiating the name of Christ: there IS NO OTHER NAME GIVEN.

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. Mat 16:18

Church honors CIRCE the holy whore whose grave John could see from Patmos. Jesus said: "I will build my EKKLESIA which translates to SYNAGOGUE. A # synagogue does not have a PRAISE SERVICE and it does not use instruments. Paul speaks of the SYNAGOGUE any time the assembly meets. Romans 15 actually outlaws human composition and anything which woudl AROUSE EXCITEMENT.

As the DOVE repudiated the feminist worship of the Babylon whores, the # GATES OF HELL speak directly to the FEMALE or EFFEMINATE ruler of all musical churches. # Inanna got father or grandfather EA drunk and stole the ME or powers of subversion. Ea was the SECOND INCARNATION of Lamech.

"My father has given me the me: [ME are the holy songs or chants which produce power and authority]
He gave me the high priesthood.
He gave me godship.
He gave me the noble, enduring crown.
He gave me the throne of kingship.
 
He gave me the noble sceptre.
He gave me the staff.
He gave me the holy measuring rod and line.
He gave me the high throne.
He gave me shepardship.
He gave me kingship.
 
He gave me the princess priestess.
He gave me the divine queen priestess.
He gave me the incantation priest.
He gave me the noble priest.
He gave me the libations priest.
 
He gave me truth.
He gave me decent into the underworld.
He gave me ascent from the underworls. (7 gates of hell)
He gave me the kurgurra.

The kurgarru, the assinu, and the kulu'u performed plays, music, dances, and games during rituals 

He gave me the dagger and sword.
He gave me the black garment.
He gave me the colorful garment.
He gave me the loosening of hair.
He gave me the binding of hair.
 
He gave me the standard.
He gave me the quiver.
He gave me the art of lovemaking.
He gave me the art of kissing the phallus.
He gave me the art of prostitution.
He gave me the art of speeding.

He gave me the kindling of strife.

# The MOTHER OF THE GODS as a deified Eve, Zoe, Mary, Ishtar, Semiramis etc., always stands on top of the LION. In the baptism of Jesus, the DOVE representing the MOTHER OF THE GODS in paganism rests on the head of the SON and He is identified by a Father and not a mother.

Inanna goes through the SEVEN GATES OF HELL and is forced to abandon her precious stones. As LUCIFER 3 of the 12 stones of the breastplate were represented by string instruments, wind instruments and percussion instruments.

Jesus said THE GATES OF HELL WOULD NOT PREVAIL against the Church.

# See the PATTERNISM for end-time effeminate, musical pseudo-worship

Max Lucado: To reach more souls for Christ. While we deeply appreciate our heritage in the Churches of Christ, we recognize the hindrance the name creates for some. A common comment from new members is this: "We would have come sooner, but we had to get over the name of the church." This is a barrier that need not be.

The word HERITAGE or TRADITIONALISM are vile words of contempt! It is the Hegelian (Hitlerian) or Lynn Anderson's USED to make people GAG at their old religion IN ORDER that while they are schizophrenic we and INJECT our own vile, human replacement for the Church over which He is the STAFF.

# Heritage \Her"it*age\, a. [OE. heritage, eritage, OF. heritage, eritage, F. h['e]ritage, fr. h['e]riter to inherit, LL. heriditare. See {Hereditable}.] 1. That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance.

Part of my heritage, Which my dead father did bequeath to me. --Shak.

Heritage means TRADITIONALISM. People can actually be worshiped as a god in churches and CLAIM, with the rest of the crew, that the church of Christ views agains instrumental music was INVENTED by "ignorant, Southern rednecks." Of course, no one can be that ignorant and we must conclude that POSTMODERN permission to lie is at work

Max Lucado: We recognize the emotional struggle this decision spawns for some. Please know this choice came after careful, extended prayer and thought. We've wrestled with questions like:

Webster:

Spawn \Spawn\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spawning}.] [OE. spanen, OF. espandre, properly, to shed, spread, L. expandere to spread out. See {Expand}.] 1. To produce or deposit (eggs), as fishes or frogs do.

2. To bring forth; to generate; -- used in contempt.

# Tradition:

2. The unwritten or oral delivery of information, opinions, doctrines, practices, rites, and customs, from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity; the transmission of any knowledge, opinions, or practice, from forefathers to descendants by oral communication, without written memorials.

3. Hence, that which is transmitted orally from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity; knowledge or belief transmitted without the aid of written memorials; custom or practice long observed.

The change agents use of the hat word TRADITION denies that things like Baptism and rejection of machines to worship a Spirit God is something recently invented: that is a lie.

In short, Max Lucado and the wrecking crew claim that rejecting instrumental music and a PROFESSIONAL ELDERSHIP (called ministers become masters) is JUST OUR "decadent and deleterious views" according to Rubel Shelly. That means ROTTEN and DESTRUCTIVE. Therefore, NOT using instruments or complex music or NON-SEDENTARY females is JUST TRADITION. However, the Bible, contemporaneous literature, the Classics, the church fathers and the founders of denominations and the OFFICIAL position of the Catholic Encyclopedia repudiates instruments. "There is no other tradition" but using choirs and instruments INTENDS to silence the Living Word and came from Satan or demigods.

That is the meaning of CUNNING CRAFTSMANSHIP: you use MUSIC to make the poison go down.

Max Lucado: Aren't we abandoning our roots? Not at all. The fathers of our Restoration Movement resisted common names. They sought to be simply Christians. We, too, embrace the Restoration ideal, seeking to be a non-denominational church. Far more important, we choose to embrace the New Testament example.

The (addendum) conspires to deceive. The body and bride always wore the name of the HUSBAND. To substitute CHRIST for the FAMILY or COMMUNITY is to WED Jesus Christ to a prostitute.

That is also a falsehood. ALL churches called themselves the CHURCH OF CHRIST. # The Catholic church was an APOSTATE church of Christ.

1729: # Goat Yard Declaration of Faith A Declaration of the Faith and Practice of the Church of Christ at Horsely-down, under the Pastoral Care of Mr. John Gill, &c.

XI. We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances of Christ, to be continued until his second coming;
........... and that the former is absolutely requisite to the latter;

You can JOIN the Baptist church by FAITH ONLY. However, before you become a member and are able to EAT THE LORD'S SUPPER you MUST be baptized. This means that a proper understanding of the early baptists agrees with the church of Christ: that you are not even part of the BODY of Christ even able to eat the Lord's Supper until you are Baptized.

1780: "The Church of Christ meeting in Morrisons Court, between 1772 and 1782. They had 180 members in 1818. This group also worshipped each Lord's day. As to the order of services, they followed the pattern of Acts two where "they continued in the Apostle's doctrine, and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers" (Acts 2:42). Realizing the importance of doctrinal purity, they explained "it is necessary to guard both against too much and too little forbearance; and especially in respect to the external order of the society."

None of these founded SOCIAL GOSPEL schemes or used SHEPHERDING or DISCIPLING to force the morality of the group.

In 1818 a church in New York sent a letter to "the churches of Christ, scattered over the earth," asking them for a statement of their views and practices. These letters were later printed in The Christian Baptist, a paper edited by # Alexander Campbell (1788-1866).

Max Lucado: Isn't this too big of a move? We are not altering any of our core values. We still preach the cross, edify the saved, and love the lost.

But we DENY that faith, repentance, confession or Baptism is RELATED to salvation and the remission of sins.

# See the CORE VALUES of several heretics which claim that only SEVEN FACTS about Jesus can be used for faith and practice.

# It seems that Rubel Shelly has sifted down to JUST JESUS. Of course, Just-Jesus is Anti-Crist

A name modification is simply a strategy decision. We've made many such shifts in the past. The move to our new location, the expansion of our facility, the use of large screens in the Worship Center...all these were outreach strategies. Haven't we seen their fruit?

That means CUNNING DEVICES which, in the Old Testament is defined to include The Idol Instruments or the Instrument of the Vile.

# Strategy \Strat"e*gy\, n. [Gr. ?: cf. F. strat['e]gie. See {Stratagem}.] 1. The science of military command, or the science of projecting campaigns and directing great military movements; generalship.

2. The use of stratagem or artifice.

In the Greek and in the book of Revelation, rhetoricians, sOPHISts (serpents), singers, musician and CRAFTSMEN were the SORCERERS who used stategy or CRAFT in order to EAT OFF THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS. Therefore, the Greek identifies all of them as PARASITES.

The story of Inanna is really the story of Eve or ZOE in the garden of Eden who FACILITATED the serpent's perversion. The serpent is identified in all of that world as a MUSICAL ENCHANTER. Explaining how Lamech who received his SECOND INCARNATION as Ea who conspired to murder the FATHER and MOTHER gods. Of Inanna who SOWS DISCORD AMONG PEACABLE BRETHREN who got EA drunk and stole the ME or powers of manipulating Babylon religion which had its SEVEN GATES OF HELL:

He gave me the art of the hero.
He gave me the art of power.
He gave me the art of treachery.
He gave me the art of straightforwardness.
He gave me the plundering of cities.
He gave me the setting up of lamentations.
He gave me the rejoicing of the heart.
 
He gave me deceit.
He gave me the rebellious land.
He gave me the art of kindness.
He gave me travel.
He gave me the secure dwelling place.
 
He gave me the craft of the woodworker.
He gave me the craft of the copper worker.
He gave me the craft of the scribe.
He gave me the craft of the smith.
He gave me the craft of the leather maker.
He gave me the craft of the fuller.
He gave me the craft of the builder.
He gave me the craft of the reed worker.

Max Lucado: Won't this decision negatively impact our relationship with other Churches of Christ? Other churches have successfully made the shift. We do not expect our interaction with churches and institutions among Churches of Christ to dip significantly. Even if it does, however, other churches are not our target audience. Lost souls are.

The only relationship with churches of Christ is with those who have BOUGHT the heresy of STAFF INFECTION, rejection of batism, the addition of MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS as products of the Babylonian holy whore.

Max Lucado: Why is this worth it? Souls. By removing a barrier, more souls will be saved. None will be lost, but some will be saved. More believers will come to us for training; more unbelievers will come for teaching. If this change results in one saved soul, won't it be worth it?

This means that SOWING DISCORD is a STRATEGY or CUNNING DEVICE: it IS worth it to steal the church houses of Widows and, as some boast, drive away the Old and Widows because WE gonna TARGET age groups and replace the OLD with the new who are already BRAIN DEAD through the use of music by prostitutes and sodomites.

We guarantee that the name MAX LUCADO and Oak Hills church of Christ is an absolute BARRIER to any literate member of the church. Christ is a barrier only as a PRETEXT.

The fact that we are OVERFLOWING and 'Christ' is a reproach CANNOT both be true.

Max Lucado: More souls will be saved. None will be lost, but some will be saved.

We are on the verge of the greatest chapter in our history. Every vital sign is strong. Our attendance, offering, growth of groups, we have many reasons to give God great thanks. Our ministerial staff has never been stronge.

# Verge n. [F. verge, L. virga; perhaps akin to E. wisp.] 1. A rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority; as, the verge, carried before a dean.

2. The stick or wand with which persons were formerly admitted tenants, they holding it in the hand, and swearing fealty to the lord. Such tenants were called tenants by the verge. [Eng.]

10. The penis.

11. (Zo["o]l.) The external male organ of certain mollusks, worm (maggots)

Our soul, from original instinct, vergeth towards him as its center. --Barrow.

I find myself verging to that period of life which is to be labor and sorrow. --Swift.

Max Lucado: It is time to strengthen our team even further, however, so we announce our decision to seek an associate pulpit/singles minister. We are asking God to bring us a 25-35-year-old minister, whose primary gift is teaching. He will lead the singles ministry and, at the outset, preach 12 Sundays a year.

We will not hire him as "the future Senior Minister." This places an unneeded expectation on us all. That decision will be made in the future. Several obvious advantages accompany his coming:

1. A consistent voice in my absence. (a ditto head)
2. The opportunity for me to write more.
3. A step toward a "team approach" to preaching.
4. The presence of a
younger minister to connect with younger families.
5. An immediate, perhaps permanent, replacement for me should I become incapacitated.
6. The availability of
another strong teacher for Oak Hills Church events, retreats, and classes.
7. An opportunity for me to mentor a young minister.

Scott Hanson is formulating a search strategy to locate the right man.

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; Eph 4:11

For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Eph 4: 12

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Eph 4: 13

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive; Eph 4: 14

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: Eph 4: 15

As a MARK of false prophets or apostles, Paul commanded Timothy to LABOR and provide CHARITY to others and not be chargeable to widows and hard working people. Further, in order to MARK the false pretenders, he called himself a ROBBER for taking even volunteer gifts from his friends. The way to BUILD UP the church therefore is to:

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Eph 4:28

Any STAFF INFECTION hired to take over the job of the SHEPHERDS who "teach that which has been taught" is the MARK that thieves and robbers have found a way to RIDE the holy whore.

Isn't this much like GEORGE BUSH picking the next PRESIDENT?

Ooops! Where did the elders go?

Max Lucado: As we look back over the last fifteen years, in three major seasons we have, in my perspective, witnessed a clear breakthrough of God's leading. In the early nineties, our Lord called us to be a force for unity among San Antonio churches. We, for the first time, "swapped pulpits" with Trinity Baptist Church.

That is because Max Lucado is a most radical form of Baptist: agreeing with their baptism which is BELIEVER'S BAPTISM which is PAGAN BAPTISM.

Baptist baptism did not exist prior to 1825 when Zwingli declared that for 15 centuries no SCHOLAR who understood FAITH ONLY existed. Of course, # BELIEVER'S BAPTISM is identical to PAGAN baptism where you may have to BECOME Christ in order to remit your sins.

Baptists and Mormons are two DISTINCTLY AMERICAL RELIGIONS and have no ROOTS in historic Christianity. The Baptist cult had Lee and other generals as their messiahs: they were the DISTINCTLY RACIST religion of the South and Southwest reaching all of the way to San Antonio.

"It is a leap forward from the antimission agitation of the early decades of nineteenth-century Baptist religion in the South, to the actual rise of Southern Baptists

as the Established Church of the Old South, and then of the Confederacy and Reconstruction and on into our own day.

The Southern Baptist Convention is already the prevailing faith of the South and Southwest. These experiential beliefs are antithetical to one another; they are rival American Gnosticisms, and may well dispute the spiritual future of our nation.

There is a shadow upon both religions, which each has attempted to eliminate. African-Americans are not numerous among the Mormons, but technically they are now welcome.

So long and vexed is the Southern Baptist relation, first to slavery and then to the immense struggle for African-American rights, that I must evade any true sketch of it here.

It is a dismal record, though not of course unique among the Christian churches of the United States.

The crusade of the Texas led Fundamentalists has turned into a drive against thought itself, in a final revenge upon history for the refusal of God to give victory to the South. The Moderates, an instance of Lincoln's "almost chosen people," have been unable to counter the fanaticism of a chosen people, zealous and ever-angry.

Such worship of the Lost Cause does seem rather more High Romantic Faulknerian than Christian, but this is not at all my literary imagining. Here is Bill J. Leonard, our major contemporary authority on Southern Baptist church history: What then was The Great Southern Baptist Myth? The denomination of the defeated, itself born of schism and racism.. HAROLD BLOOM, the American Religion, Pg 190ff

Bloom INCLUDES the baptists, mormons and Christian churches but # specificially EXCLUDES churches of Christ as racists and NOT CONNECTED to history. It is common knowledge that Southern churches mostly opted out of the Civil War because it COULD NOT defend racism which had been condemned very early by the Campbells.

Therefore, another BIG LIE of craftsmanship is to identify churches of Christ is racists.

But one cannot be a MAN OF INTEGRITY and "steal the church houses of widows."

Max Lucado: This was a major move and we came to it cautiously. I remember Charles Prince preaching on the topic of Christian unity and urging us to "not consult our fears."

Each congregation has ALL IT CAN DO without falling sucker to the UNDERWORKED false preachers who love to anticipate the next bundling fellowship with others. Know what I believe? I believe that this is the MARK of people who are damaged goods and NEED to SAVE THE DENOMINATIONS to justify their past JUDGEMENTALISM

The Oak Hils versus Fifth and Izzard was the beginning of HOSTILE WARFARE. If I am not mistaken and "Tom" of Oak Hills is correct, Charles Prince is the "father" (along with Abbadon) of the MUSIC IS OK heresy. I challenge Charles Prince, since he is claimed by "Tom" at Oak Hills to be the father of the instruments are ok which has divided the churches and now THREATENDS Brazil to submit his CREED about music. If he cannot or will not then the ELDERS and STAFF INFECTION at Oak Hills should MARK him.

Max Lucado: We didn't and God blessed the church for it. Then came the relocation from Fredericksburg Road to Interstate 10.

God orchestrated one miracle after another to sell our building and give us land we could not afford.

When people reject the Word of Christ he sends them strong delusions. Perhaps the spirit of Satan wants to build a larger collection point for those who have rejected baptism and are therefore treacherous.

# Orchestrated adj : arranged for performance by an orchestra

The Bible and scholarship grasps that a MIRACLE is to validate someone as either God or as the spokesman for God. Tongues were to MARK the Apostles as the AGENTS OF JESUS CHRIST. No person ever spoke in tongues outside of the reach of an APOSTLE.

Max Lucado: Over the last few weeks He has moved in great force again. God has given us our vision. The call to be a city-impacting church has come through loud and clear.

That was the VISION of Jesus rather than building MEGAC-CHURCHES like the towers of Babylon:

Our elders enjoy an uncommon unity and conviction. The ministers, without exception, enthusiastically embrace this vision. Our marching orders are in hand. We now ask Him to give us the strength to obey them.

We call you to Forty Days of Prayer. Pray over these decisions every single day. Beg our Father to help us lift up our eyes and look on the fields, they are white for harvest.

# In the ditty about instrumental music and the elders we have two claims:

The Heglian dialect discusses YOUR opinion and MY opinion but we will COMPROMISE with MY opinion and then there will be no DIVISION.

Oak Hills Church of Christ Elders?: We merely want to state that CONSENSUS to you today without any PREDICTION of what that might mean to our worship services. Our worship style may or MAY not change, but we are in no hurry to change. We are HIGHLY SENSITIVE to your feelings, and we want to HEAR your THOUGHTS and WISHES.

But just before, the STAFF had stated:

"..the elders unanimously concluded that there is no Biblical prohibition of the use of mechanical instruments in worship.

See what I mean: God closes eyes and deafens ears.

That means that it WAS NOT UNANIMOUSLY CONCLUDED. Rather the Hegelian BIG LIE and that of the CONFLICT RESOLVERS is that "we agree, that if we disagree, we will take a vote. If the vote is 10 FOR violating DIRECT COMMANDS and there are 9 opposed, we will SUBMIT to the majority, not make a stink and tell everyone that we are UNANIMOUSLY AGREED because ALL of us has agreed to COMPROMISE on basic Biblical Commands. In postmodernism spewing out of ACU and most pseudo-Christian universities, you can TELL A LIE if it is in your interest. "I lied when I said that I didn't have sex with that woman but the media forced me into it."

"But that they do in reality inflame and corrupt the souls of the children of whom they are the parents from the very moment that they are out of their swaddling clothes; not imprinting on their minds, while they are still tender, any true opinions respecting the one only and truly living God. Let us not then be overcome by, and fall down before, and yield to their good fortune as if they had prevailed by reason of their piety.

(314) For present prosperity is given to many persons for a snare, being only a bait to be followed by excessive and incurable evils. And it is very likely that even men who are unworthy may be allowed to be successful,

not for their own sakes, but in order that we who act impiously may be more vehemently grieved and pained,

who having been born in a God-fearing city, and having been bred up in laws which would imbue men with every virtue, and having been instructed from our earliest youth in all such pursuits as are most honourable to men, neglect them all, and cling only to such practices as deserve to be neglected, considering all good things as subjects for amusement, and looking upon things fit only for sport as seriously good. # Philo, Special Laws 312, 313

LVIII. (315) And if, indeed, any one assuming the name and appearance of a prophet, {47}{de 13:1.} appearing to be inspired and possessed by the Holy Spirit, were to seek to lead the people to the worship of those who are accounted gods in the different cities, it would not be fitting for the people to attend to him being deceived by the name of a prophet. For such an one is an impostor and not a prophet, since he has been inventing speeches and oracles full of falsehood,

Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Deut 13:3

(316) even though a brother, or a son, or a daughter, or a wife, or a steward, or a firm friend, or any one else who seems to be well-intentioned towards one should seek to lead one in a similar course; exhorting one to be cheerful among the multitude, and to approach the same temples and to adopt the same sacrifices; but such an one should be punished as a public and common enemy, and we should think but little of any relationship,

And WE CALL and Christ calls CHARLES PRINCE to defend his position defending instrumental music and fellowship with unbelievers.

There is no defense and we do not expect either Charles Prince, Max Lucado or the Staff to give an answer for the hoplessness of their MUSICAL HERESY which MUST be part of the end time Babylon Church.

Max Lucado

August 2003

ADDENDUM

# Promise Keepers & Phallicism

# Consider The Score Before You Jump On The Promise Keepers' Bandwagon

The Corinthians were not being discerning at all they were attributing the teachings and works of unholy spirits to the Holy Spirit. Attributing all spiritual phenomenon to the Holy Spirit is a foolish thing to do because the Bible shows that Satan has power to perform the supernatural, though he is not omnipotent. 2 Thessalonians 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders... Historically Satan has counterfeited many of the wonders of God (i.e. the plagues of Egypt)

# The Sacred Prostitute 2

The "six aspects of a woman's life" in The Feminine Journey (p. 25) parallel the six stages of a man's life as described in The Masculine Journey. They are:

* Creational Woman: 'Adam/Eve - A Woman of Contrary Appetites
* The Young Woman: Neqevah/ Parthenos - The Alchemy of Beauty
* The Nurturer: Em/Meter - The Maternal Mystique
* The Relational Woman: 'Ishsah/Gune - Uniquely Feminine
* The Wounded Woman: 'Enosh/ Almanah/Chera - Necessary Losses
* A Woman of Strength: 'Eshet/ Hayil - A Steel Magnolia (Lucifer)

And, the author of The Sacred Prostitute describes a New Year festival during the summer solstice:

Great feasts with ample containers of beer and wine are prepared at the temple of love; after all, it is the locus of potency and fertility. The temple musicians play lively music which enhances the merriment, the dancing and love-making. During the celebration, sacrifices are also made in the temple in order to return to the goddess in thanksgiving some portion of the life she has provided. The first grains and fruits, the first offspring of the livestock, and even the first child - that which was most precious - are sacrificed to her. (p. 24)

The Global Network: # This recent circulation, "A New Mission Role for a New Era" by Brian F. O'Connell begins by quoting the "new thing" bible verse and goes on to say that:

"As the landmark date of AD 2000 rapidly approaches, it continues to be valuable to consider how God would have us do new things in missions. ... But what are the new models for how we can work more effectively in missions? We in the West have often propagated the myth sometimes unknowingly of the missionary role as a kind of Horatio Alger: a "lone ranger," attempting to reach impossible dreams all by themselves. Even when non-Westerners come here for seminary or other training, they can take back this American individualistic attitude. However, over the last decade a new paradigm emerged, which is proving its value: the evangelism/church planting partnership movement. ... We know that relationships are at the heart of the Gospel, and that unity among believers was Christ's prayer for His church in John 17. Partnerships offer the best model for relational cultures and can more effectively equip indigenous leadership....What do these partnership facilitators do?

As networkers, they become the communications hub among the different agencies. As prophets, they hold onto and make known the vision of reaching the people group or area to which they have been called. As servant leaders, they are the glue that hold things together in between annual partnership planning meetings, facilitating the process of collaboration. ... Explaining to mission-sending agencies the critical and essential nature of the facilitator role has not always been easy.

This is a classical "paradigm shift," a new definition of a missionary role and function. It is time for us not just to deploy workers for the harvest, but to develop new structures so that these workers will truly partner together with more impact for the Kingdom. A new missionary task for the new millennium." [Brian F. O'Connell serves as director of International Partnership Services for Interdev. He was one of the co-founders of World Evangelical Fellowship's Religious Liberty Commission and worked ten years for the National Association of Evangelicals in their Washington, DC office].

The sonship aim is to set up One Global Church in a pyramid structure topped by Apostles and Prophets, with every pastor and elder being submitted to his superiors. Their chosen vessel for carrying the new thing is structured cell churches,
........... discipled and covered by the worldwide church government of apostles and prophets,
........... removing new converts from the influence of any remaining old-paradigm teachers.

To a large extent the Restoration fellowships of the UK have achieved this goal, existing as they do in loosely connected "tribes" as they call them, outside the established church network but interrelating amongst one another at leadership and pastor level. Doctrine is established through city "fraternals" where pastors are checked for suitability and processed into the new mindset.

# Evangelicals and Catholics Together II boasts scholars and Christian leaders who endorsed the original 25-page statement in addition to the original authors Colson and Neuhaus.

They include:

* Dr. Gerald L. Bray
* (Beeson Divinity School); Dr. Bill Bright (Campus Crusade for Christ & PK, CNP);
* Dr. Harold O.J. Brown (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School);
* Mr Charles Colson (Prison Fellowship, PK);
* Bishop William C. Frey (Episcopal Church); Dr. Timothy George (Beeson Divinity School);
* Dr. Os Guinness (The Trinity Forum); Dr. Kent R. Hill (Eastern Nazarene College);
* The
Rev. Max Lucado (Oak Hills Church of Christ, PK, author, CNP); Dr. T. M. Moore (Chesapeake Theological Seminary); Dr. Richard Mouw (Fuller Theological Seminary);
* Dr. Mark A. Noll (Wheaton College); Mr. Brian O'Connell (Interdenominational);
* Dr. Thomas Oden (Drew University); Dr. James I. Packer (Regent College, British Columbia);
* Dr. Timothy R. Phillips (Wheaton College);
* Dr. John Rodgers (Trinity Epsicopal School for Ministry);
* Dr. John Woodbridge (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)

# I'll Sign it!

THE ECUMENICAL MAX LUCADO

"Lucado is the author of many books (over 11 million sold) and is the minister of Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio, Texas...Lucado is quoted as saying in 2/8 Christianity Today, thusly: "I'm thrilled about ECT [the ecumenical Evangelicals and Catholics Together document]. I signed that document. I don't consider myself an authority on all of that. I look up to men like Chuck Colson and others who are architects of this." Lucado is apparently no hard-line Campbellite and is willing to sign doctrinal statements concerning things that he admittedly knows little about. Lucado's ability to avoid controversy and embrace alien gospels such as Roman Catholicism makes him a perfect no ecumenical man and did not run from controversy, see Matt. 10:34-39, 23:1-39.[ Christian

# Naïve Evangelical Mystics

The hard truth is that America is No Longer a "Christian Nation."

This subtle anti-Christian shift in modern society recently came out as a sociological "fact." Said sociologist Alan Wolfe to a group of journalists during a visit to Washington in the Spring of 1998: "We've gone from a predominantly Christian country to one of religious toleration, and that's never been reported as a news story." "We used to be a Christian nation. Recently we have become a nation tolerant of all religions." Wolfe recently produced a sociological study of the American middle class. He believes that there is no culture war because most Americans will not choose sides. Moderation and tolerance are the norms. "Americans are reluctant to pass judgment on how other people act and thinkÉMiddle-class Americans have added an Eleventh Commandment: 'Thou shalt not judge.' Such tolerance and refusal to judge is the seedbed of syncretism, and syncretism is the motor of modern paganism.

Under the name of "centering prayer," a new approach to spirituality is making its way into Christian churches. One of the leaders of this movement, Brennan Manning, is called "a modern-day saint" by the evangelical magazine, Aspire. His major book, The Signature of Jesus, is published by a well-respected evangelical house, Multnomah Books, and another is endorsed by Amy Grant and Max Lucado. Centering is a Buddhist mystical technique popularized by the Hindu/Christian Thomas Merton and the neo-pagan "Christian" Matthew Fox.

The powerful presence of paganism in America requires that we think about Pagan Missionary theory.

PAGAN MISSION THEORY FOR GLOBAL SPIRITUALITY

The old paradigm of the Western Christian nations taking the Gospel to the benighted lands of heathen darkness is fast giving way to a postmodern global syncretism and planetary inclusivism. The model is no longer the white race bringing Christianity and civilization to the spiritually and physically destitute of the world. According to the new global vision, all spirituality is valid, except, of course biblical theistic exclusivism, and indeed the spiritualities of the globe are now touted as the true hope for the West.

This state of affairs fits with the postmodern rejection of all meta-narratives (except its own) and the conviction that all meaning is culturally generated (except this one). On the popular level, postmodernism is understood as the stance in the world which demands that one stop using reason and rationality to follow one's inner lights and makes the following recommendations instead:

don't follow your head, follow your heart;
don't do your duty, follow your instincts
don't think, listen to your feelings--as exemplified in the mega-hit movie, Titanic.

Pagan totalitarianism is coming, if one is to believe Harvard Divinity School theologian, Harvey Cox: "we must shape and reconceive our rites and myths in order that they unite and enlarge us (humanity)....We must now take the initiative, not just to predict the future...but to shape it."

You truly have reason to FEAR the one world church.

# Purpose Driven Apostasy

Furthermore, just as the new radical center "third way" political views have made those who are deemed "politically incorrect" the object of prolific scorn, the "greater evangelical community" has in essence branded today's Fundamentalists as "religiously incorrect" (though they may not use that exact term, they have coined other derogatory terms such as "Fundies"). While some who disgracefully wear the Fundamentalist badge deserve to be branded due to their nasty attitudes and demagoguery, the "religiously incorrect" label is reserved for those who, in defense of the Faith (and in a Scriptural manner), propagate such things as a "critical spirit" against other high-profile Christians like Max Lucado, Paul Crouch, Chuck Colson, Pat Robertson, Bill McCartney, Jack Van Impe, Billy Graham, or Pope John Paul II. In defense of the biblical Fundamentalist, his position should be as ordained by the Word of God:

"...mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned and avoid them. For they are such which serve our Lord Jesus ChristÉand by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple." Rom.16: 17-18

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