Monday, 27 October 2014

KATHIE WALTERS - A "RIDER IN THE SKY" LANDS IN WALES! - THE FALSE PROPHETESS AT FREEDOM CHURCH IN CWMBRAN.


"And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
(2 Timothy 4:4)

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KATHIE WALTERS AND THE "GET ZAPPED AND GO IN CHARIOTS" TRIP

I have previously had occasion to write about the seriously deluded false prophetess Kathie Walters, in connection with The "Wild Goose" Satanic Anointing Deception - Today's "Celtic Christianity" Rebirth and the Emerging Church. Please see:
http://watchman4wales.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/the-wild-goose-satanic-anointing.html

This month (6th. - 20th. October) Kathie Walters undertook a tour of England and Wales, with a party of American trippers - I use the term in both senses of the word! - at the giveaway price of a paltry $3,990! Ms. Walters, who apparently enjoys a quite unique relationship with the Lord, as we shall see, advertised the trip with the following blurb:


"This is a life changing trip. It is not primarily a ministry trip or a mission trip - it's for YOU, to chill out, relax and have some fun. But I promise God will show up and you will never be the same. You will get zapped and go in chariots and get delivered and set free! We stay in 5 star hotels, go to Welsh revival places (Wales is called the Land of revival) go shopping, have cream teas, go sightseeing and visit the local pubs (where the people are). There is not another tour like this."
(Source: http://www.kathiewaltersministry.com/itinerary )


Wow! "Get zapped and go in chariots!" How irresistible is that! And as a break from cream teas and visiting the pubs, they would be taking the zapping and charioteering to lucky old Cwmbran, where, as we well know, in local "Christian" circles ANYTHING goes!

Note well. When the self-appointed seer talks about chariot rides, she's not talking about some sort of re-enactment event at the Roman ruins just down the road at Caerleon. She's talking about rides in GOD's chariots, following an "impartation"  experience...

(See: http://www.kathiewaltersministry.com/chariot-rides )


KATHY WALTERS AT FREEDOM CHURCH IN CWMBRAN

As the guests of Freedom Church, Walters & Co. were booked in for two days there, 11th. and 12th. October, for her to deliver a seminar entitled 'The Supernatural, Faith and Angels.' (Only 15 quid a head, inclusive of lunch and impartation!) Ms. Walters has a real "thing" about angels, as does Freedom Church as it happens, which boasts of itself:

"Freedom Church has an open Heaven and is packed full of angels."

Really? Trouble is, if Freedom Church is indeed packed with angels, they may just be of the FALLEN kind! Pastor Robert King's appalling lack of discernment is evidenced by his opening his church doors for a week-long Todd Bentley extravaganza in December 2011, and he was even to have had him back there in 2012 if the Home Office hadn't had infinitely more sense than Mr.King and banned him from re-entering the UK!


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Todd Bentley at Two Locks Church in Cwmbran back in December, 2011. 
It re-branded itself as Freedom Church in 2013; new name, same deception...

If one might be tempted to excuse this deplorable neglect of his shepherding duty to protect the flock as a one-off aberration - and that would be quite an unjustified consideration given Bentley's planned return! - then such sympathies can be shown to be utterly misplaced by Robert King's hosting of Kathie Walters.

Ms. Walters is one of the dearly beloved names on 'The Elijah List,' Steve Shultz's mega-distributor of the kind of fables referred to in the Scripture from 2 Timothy which headed this article, and which multitudes somehow manage to unquestioningly accept as actually being God-given prophetic words and visions! 

I am reproducing here Kathie Walters' account of a vision/experience she supposedly had, as published in 'The Elijah List' on October 8th. 2007. If you can seriously believe that this was for real, and of God, then you might also seriously believe that Santa Claus really does fly through the sky on a sleigh delivering everyone's Christmas prezzies, and fairies really do live at the bottom of your garden and paint the flowers! And you might as well shelve your Bible now and read and believe in the works of Hans Christian Andersen instead! 


ONCE UPON A TIME...


The Golden Motorcycle and the Kiss of Light

One evening back in May, I was having a nice supper with fellow ministers. Just as a nice looking dinner was being served to us, I felt the anointing come upon me very strong. I couldn't speak, eat or move. I felt like I was frozen in the presence of God and immediately, I was taken up in the spirit.
My first thought was, "Oh great, I am going to go on a chariot ride." My second thought was, "Why does God wait to do this when I am at the supper table with a dozen other people AND a nice meal? Prior to dinner, I was just sitting in my hotel room for two hours; why didn't He do this then?" This was not a new thought as over the years, I have thought it many times! I jokingly say that a seer/prophetic anointing can be very inconvenient. He likes to interrupt our day!

A little later, we were all in a prayer meeting. I had a couple of visions, sat back and I told the Lord, "You know, Lord, you owe me a chariot ride." (I was thinking back to the episode at the dinner table earlier.)

All of a sudden, I had a shock because right in front of me was a golden motorcycle. On the side of the gas tank was a picture of an eagle. The motorcycle was vibrating as if the engine was running. The Lord Jesus laughed, and said, "Hop on." Now if you know me at all, you will know that I am definitely NOT a motorcycle person, but I leaped on the bike. The next moment, this golden motorcycle took off and did some loops, then I became aware that I was holding onto Jesus, as I had my arms around Him.

Then we began to skim across different islands--Jamaica, Solomon Islands, West Indies, Malta, Azores, Fiji, Hawaiian Islands, Caribbean Islands, Greek Islands, etc., and all kinds of islands. Jesus was happy and He was laughing. He said, "I am going to kiss the islands." This kiss was light, affectionate and joyful. We touched down in Fiji, and then I landed on my back somehow in Australia. I was then lying on the floor, laughing.



Jesus's  golden Honda... or perhaps it was a Harley-Davidson?

Biker Jesus revs up as the Leader of the Pack, burning rubber across the clouds, roaring around the heavens with Kathie Walters riding pillion, her arms tight around His waist as they cruise the sky-ways and He light-heartedly blows kisses to the islands below...

Yes, our super-cool, sky-biking Kathie had the TRIP of a lifetime... in her fevered imagination!

And this is the kind of garbage which is being delightedly tipped into our churches by unsound shepherds like Robert King, and relished by the itchy-eared "sheeple" who just cannot - or will not! - see it for the toxic waste from the Pit that it is!

WHILE FETED FALSE PROPHETS LIKE KATHIE WALTERS ARE BUSILY PROMISING CHARIOT RIDES AND FUN AND LAUGHTER, THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO CRASH AND BURN! HORRIBLY!

THE PROPHETS PROPHESY OF WONDERFUL AND GLORIOUS TIMES AHEAD. BUT GOD'S HOLY AND INERRANT WORD WARNS OF A GREAT FALLING AWAY, PRIOR TO THE EMERGENCE OF THE ANTICHRIST AND THE MOST TERRIBLE TRIBULATION THAT THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN...


WHOSE WORD WILL YOU BELIEVE?

"Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart."
(Jeremiah 14:14)


Monday, 20 October 2014

CINDY JACOBS - A SHE-WOLF IN WALES, ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & IRELAND: "WE PRAY. WE CHANGE NATIONS. WE BUY SHOES."


"Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart."
(Jeremiah 14:14)


"Cindy Jacobs is a prophet who travels the world ministering not only to crowds of people, but to heads of nations. Perhaps her greatest ministry is to world influencers who seek her prophetic advice." (Source: CJ's Facebook page)


CINDY JACOBS and 'THE APOSTOLIC COUNCIL OF PROPHETIC ELDERS'

Cindy Jacobs is one of the darlings of the New Apostolic Reformation, often abbreviated to NAR, which might also accurately stand for Nefarious Apostate Renegades! She is a self-declared "Apostle" in that most malignant of movements, and at the apex of its power pyramid she sits on 'The Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders,' along with fellow front-liners in spiritual falsehood like Lou Engle, Chuck Pierce and Steve Schultz of 'Elijah List' infamy. Our Cindy has a great calling indeed! (Well, she's deluded herself and many others into thinking that she has!)

And that great calling is...? With the most jaw-dropping, obscenely outlandish of claims, she has actually had the blasphemous bravado to bamboozle anyone with zero discernment into believing that God called her with the words found below, reproduced here from the 'personal information' section on her Facebook page:

"Ever since the Lord called her with the Scripture, 'Ask of me the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the world for your possession,' she has taken that calling seriously."

This is of course the 8th. verse of Psalm 2, and is a specific MESSIANIC PROPHECY, inextricably linked to the previous verse, "I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee!" For Cindy to claim this for herself just beggars belief! But if her supporters can happily swallow this outrage without question or pause, they can obviously buy into absolutely any other "prophetic word" that she claims to have received and uttered! But the same true Holy Writ that recorded this Messianic prophecy in the Old Testament, also recorded this warning to us all in the New Testament:

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
(2 Timothy 4:3-4)


Want definite proof that she's indeed taking that Messianic prophecy seriously? Just have a look at this short video clip. Note that she even outdoes Jesus, by multiplying dollars as well as bread, giving a whole new meaning to "counting your blessings!"




'GENERALS INTERNATIONAL' 

In 1985, Cindy and husband Mike Jacobs co-founded a "ministry" - I use the term very loosely! - called 'Generals International' whose thoroughly occultic winged solar disc logo - straight out of the Ancient Mystery Religions! - is reproduced below:


Generals International



Most revealingly, joining up the five 5-pointed stars forms a pentagram within a circle, a major motif of witchcraft and paganism representing an elemental counterpart to God and the things of God, as illustrated in the diagram. It is clear that an underlying - with the emphasis on lying! - very unclean spirit motivated the creation of the 'Generals International' emblem, which speaks volumes about the true - or rather false! - Powers and Principalities' purpose behind the "ministry." It is a classic "hidden-in-plain-sight" signature denoting Satanic control.




Let us soberly remember this ominous warning from the Word of God:

"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
(2 Corinthians 11:13-15)



THE 'REFORMATION PRAYER NETWORK' and THE 'SEVEN MOUNTAINS' OF THE NAR

These are indeed the End Times, and we are deep into the great 'Falling Away' that occurs prior to the emergence of the Antichrist, the final and greatest human deceiver of them all. The five great spiritual deceptions evidencing this 'Falling Away' I have previously flagged up under the acronym FLESH, which stands for Fivefold Ministry (i.e. the NAR), Latter Rain Eschatology (i.e. Dominionism), Ecumenism, Signs & Wonders and Health and Wealth (i.e. the Prosperity gospel). The article can be found at:


Cindy Jacobs is a top seeded player in the games of the FLESH! She is at the forefront of pushing the NAR agenda of Fivefold Ministry restorationism and Dominionism, with its 'Seven Mountains of Societal Influence' ideology. Signs & Wonders - she writes for 'Charisma' magazine, by the way - provide essential "proofs" for her craft - sorry, ministry! - and as you would have heard in the above video clip, mammon (and its "miraculous" multiplication) is unsurprisingly a rather large part of the deal!


"The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth." 
(Revelation 17:9)

She created the 'Reformation Prayer Network' for the express purpose of climbing the Seven Mountains of the Dominionist range. With characteristic self-deception and desire to similarly deceive others, Cindy invites the gullible to "Join us as we legislate in the heavens in reformation intercession." (Source: http://www.generals.org/reformation-prayer-network/) So what power and authority does the RPN have to LEGISLATE in the heavens? SORRY, CINDY, BUT GOD IS SOVEREIGN, AND HE ALONE MAKES THE LAWS!


THE 'DEBORAH COMPANY'

Cindy Jacobs is also the founder of the 'Deborah Company' of women leaders, and in case you were wondering, it is their slogan which was quoted in the title of this blogpost:

"We pray. We change nations. We buy shoes."

Note. The 'Deborah Company' website which featured this banal boast on its header now re-directs to 'Generals International.' Since 14/10/14 the 'Mike and Cindy Jacobs' personal site and those of the 'Deborah Company' and the 'Reformation Prayer Network' have been taken down, superseded by the new all-embracing GI site launched on that date.

How did this Jezebel - sorry, Deborah Company - come about? Well, according to Ms. Jacobs, it was the direct consequence of a personal angelic visitation. Not just any old angel came to her, mark you, but Gabriel himself! He apparently had a message from God, which was relayed in the form of a vision of a vast army of women on horseback. Gabriel informed her that they were "a great company of women who would march across the planet (presumably having inexplicably dismounted to do this) preaching the gospel, doing miracles, and transforming the nations."

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 Cindy Jacobs: "In the vision, I was wearing armor and carried a sword."

Such a concept is, of course, straight out of the Latter Rain movement's heretical teaching of The Manifest Sons of God, aka Joel's Army, the storm-troopers of Dominionism, the utterly unBiblical delusion which is such a central tenet of the New Apostolic Reformation. In Cindy's version of the fable, the 'Manifest Sons' simply become the 'Manifest Daughters of God!'



CINDY JACOBS, SELF-CONFIRMED FALSE PROPHET!

Cindy is, unsurprisingly, no stranger to "Christian" television. She is regularly to be seen on TBN (the True Believer's Nightmare channel), which beams the heinous Word-Faith 'Prosperity gospel' into millions of homes worldwide. She also produces with husband Mike a TV programme of their own, called 'God Knows.' (Well, Mr. & Mrs. Jacobs, the title is certainly true! God does indeed know exactly what you are both doing to re-define the very meaning of Christianity!) While on the subject of 'God Knows' it will be most relevant to quote Cindy speaking on one of these shows about The Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders:

" Yes, in fact, you know... as I chair the Prophetic Round Table, every year I go back and I will pull out the prophecy from the year before, because if we're prophets, then we need to look and see IF WE GOT IT RIGHT; IF WE DID NOT GET IT RIGHT, WE NEED TO GO BACK AND CORRECT IT."

SAY WHAT???!!! "IF WE DID NOT GET IT RIGHT, WE NEED TO GO BACK AND CORRECT IT???!!!" THE BIBLICAL TEST OF A TRUE PROPHET OF GOD IS TO GET IT RIGHT. EVERY TIME. 100% RIGHT.

"When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him."
(Deuteronomy 18:22)

OUT OF HER OWN MOUTH, CINDY JACOBS INADVERTENTLY HAS CONFESSED THAT SHE AND THE WHOLE APOSTOLIC COUNCIL ARE FALSE PROPHETS! A TRUE PROPHET COULD NOT HAVE GOT IT WRONG IN THE FIRST PLACE, NEVER MIND LOOK TO "CORRECT" A PROPHECY WHICH WAS LATER SHOWN TO BE FALSE!

(You can hear this for yourself on this video link: http://youtu.be/d34JyMLOnzU)


Consider this little gem, taken from her Facebook info: "God has blessed Cindy with MANY TIMES OF BEING HONORED FOR HER INFLUENCE" including two Doctorates. Any Bible-reading and Bible-believing Christian knows full well that the TRUE prophets of God were NEVER honoured. Quite the reverse in fact! They were castigated, scorned, ignored, imprisoned, beaten and killed for their unswerving commitment to deliver God's inerrant Word! Doesn't this speak for itself about Cindy Jacobs' status as a supposed prophet of the Lord?



CINDY JACOBS IN WALES

The focus of this blog is, of course, to flag up issues of apostasy, error and deception such as affect Wales in particular. The catalyst for writing this piece about one of the leading ladies of the NAR was learning that as part of her grand tour of the UK and Ireland this month, Cindy Jacobs came to Wales for the first time. She was the guest of Cleddau Community Church in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, for two consecutive evenings, on 10th. and 11th. October.

I want to reproduce here some key information gleaned from their website, as it screams out a warning to anyone with the tiniest pinch of God-given discernment:

"Over the years as a church we have hosted many visiting ministers, including Cal Pierce, Bill and Beni Johnson, Ray Hughes, Chuck Pierce, Bobby Conner - to name but a (very) few.
We've also been incredibly blessed and supported by people who have spoken prophetically into the church, including Bob Jones, Wesley and Stacey Campbell, and Sharon Stone - again, to name but a few."

Please research these names for yourself. Just do a Google search on each one, adding the words 'false prophet' and see what comes up! THEY ARE ALL FALSE PROPHETS! And if this is only a token selection of those who they have hosted, or who have actively supported them, one shudders to contemplate the full depth of the deception that this congregation has been subjected to by its (mis)leaders!

RED ALERT! CLEDDAU COMMUNITY CHURCH IS AN ESTABLISHED CENTRE IN WALES FOR PROMOTING FALSE PROPHETS AND THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION'S HERETICAL, RADICALLY RE-DEFINED "CHRISTIANITY." FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING, AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS!


"And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many."
(The Lord's warning in Matthew 24:11)

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

VICTORY CHURCH'S 'SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT' OF 12/10/14 - AN ABSENCE OF ANY APOLOGY FOR COMPLICITY IN APOSTASY!


"Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness."
(Jeremiah 12:10)
An official statement from the leadership of Victory Church in Cwmbran has been long overdue, since the departure in disgrace of their wayward "Founding Pastor" Richard Taylor some two months ago. So was it worth the considerable wait? Well, frankly... NO! It's yet another dismal fudge on their part, an unashamed exercise in damage limitation, a soothing serenade designed to elicit the continued support of a conned congregation, a move calculated to cajole them into trusting those who have long proved themselves to be untrustworthy!
I reproduce the VC 'Special Announcement' here, with some personal observations below:
Dear Victory Church,
This is an open letter to all who class themselves as Victory Church family across all our locations.
On behalf of the executive elders I have been asked to update you on the progress we are making in the light of recent events.
Firstly, we want to thank you for your support and encouragement which has been a source of strength and means more to us than words can express.
We want to assure you that Passion for the Saviour, Love for Scripture and Rescuing the Sinner continue to be our mission statement and focus.
You will appreciate that there has been much prayer and discussion amongst the leadership of Victory church. We are now able to update you so that you can continue to pray for us individually and of course collectively for our Church.
1) Pastors Kenny and Faye were invited by Andrew Owen some months ago to go to Aberdeen to Pastor at Destiny Church. They have prayed much about this and have had very clear confirmation from God that this is the will of God for their lives.
We want to thank them for all they have done for us as a Church and also individually and we will be making announcements with regard to their leaving service. It will be a time of celebration and thanksgiving. We want to honour, celebrate and send them.
2) Andrew parsons has stepped down as a Trustee, executive elder and pastor. This decision will enable him and his wife Sue to focus more fully on Victory Outreach UK for this season.
Many of you have asked about Victory Outreach. This church was born out of VO and we continue to be committed to its long-term success.
The leadership of VO have decided that the residents will not attend Victory Church Cwmbran. The door of Victory Church remains fully open to VO.
3) We are pleased to announce a new leadership structure at Victory Church Cwmbran. This has been formed in light of scripture to offer stability, security and strength to us all at this time across our campuses.
The term “Executive Elder” will no longer be used at Victory Church. The new senior leadership team will consist of Elders and Trustees.
The existing executive elders sought God and all agreed on the following men to be approached and appointed with immediate effect as elders. The men that we present to you today are Godly men who have been asked to serve in this capacity due to them meeting the biblical requirements of an elder. Their names are:
Peter Jenkins who will act as overseer and missions director
Jim Wilkinson
Peter Lott
Sherard Wood
Phil Lyndon-Jones
Clyde Thomas
Pray for us as we seek Gods guidance for a new lead-Pastor over the next few months.
4) We are also in a position where we need to strengthen the board of Trustees. The appointment of trustees needs to be ratified by our partners at an upcoming Kingdom Partners evening. This will be held on Thursday 30th October. The only item on the agenda will be the appointment of Trustees.
The suggested names for your consideration are:
Glynis Newbold
John King
Peter Lott
Robert Hart will continue to serve in his capacity as Trustee.
Kenny will continue to serve as a trustee while we are appointing new ones.
On behalf of the current leadership team may we express our sincere thanks to all who are supporting us during this time.

OK. So what exactly are we to make of this? To start with, there is not a single word about Richard Taylor, in a studious sweeping under the carpet of all the unrighteous circumstances surrounding their chief's sudden and swift departure at the behest of Elim's elite. The man whose feet they once fervently fanned is now a taboo subject! 
There is, at least, a token acknowledgement of the departure of Andrew Parsons, though sadly he remains at the helm of Victory Outreach whose residents he has actually barred from attending Victory Church. Which in itself says so, so much about the man and his methods! But Outreach residents were ever the pawns in Taylor and Parsons' power games!
Kenny and Faye Brandie are about to take the high road (or is it the low road?) to bonny Scotland, while those who remain in Cwmbran are "pleased to announce a new leadership structure... to offer stability, security and strength... " Oh, yes?
ALL THE LEADERS AT VICTORY, ALL WHO HAVE ALREADY LEFT, ARE IN THE PROCESS OF LEAVING, OR REMAIN IN PLACE, ARE CULPABLE IN ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED AT VICTORY CHURCH TO BRING THE GOSPEL INTO DISREPUTE. PERIOD.
NOT ONE HAS HAD THE CHRISTIAN HONESTY AND INTEGRITY, OR BASIC HUMAN DECENCY TO OWN UP TO THEIR MISTAKES AND MISLEADERSHIP, TO REPENT OF THE ENTHUSIASTIC PART THEY ALL PLAYED IN THE INFAMOUS "WELSH OUTPOURING-THAT-WASN'T," WHICH WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST SPIRITUAL DECEPTIONS THAT WALES HAS EVER KNOWN!
SHAME ON YOU ALL, GENTLEMEN, FOR YOUR VERY CONSPICUOUS LACK OF ANY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF - AND APOLOGY FOR - YOUR COMPLICITY IN THIS WHOLE SAD SAGA OF APOSTATE POSTURING!
CAN RECOVERY EVER REALLY OCCUR, WHILE AN ATTITUDE OF DEEP DENIAL REMAINS?
Do you recall the incredible Taylor-Parsons "prophecy" about them heading up the greatest revival the world has ever seen? We might well consider this Scripture:
"The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?"
(Jeremiah 5:31)
The "prophets" did indeed prophesy falsely, and the "priests" of Victory Church did indeed bear rule by their means, and the people did indeed love to have it so! But the question that remains to be answered is...
"WHAT WILL YE DO IN THE END THEREOF?"

Sunday, 5 October 2014

BILLY KENNEDY AND THE 'PIONEER' NETWORK OF CHURCHES - FALSE FOUNDATIONS AND KEEN ECUMENICAL COMPROMISE!




"Billy Kennedy, leader of Pioneer, has been appointed as one of the Presidents of Churches Together in England. There are 6 Presidents of the Churches Together in England group representing 43 member denominations."

(Source: 'Pioneer' announcement dated 24th. September, 2014)


PIONEERS OF THE LAODICEAN TRAIL


The 'Pioneer' network of churches and ministries was founded in the mid '80s by the flamboyant Restorationist leader Gerald Coates, and exerts a very powerful and far-reaching influence over much of what has become known as the 'British New Church Movement.' The BNCM is characterized by a belief not only in the non-Cessationist nature of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, but in the supposed rediscovery of and reintroduction of the "Fivefold Ministry" i.e. apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. (See Ephesians 4:11). These they see as being ongoing OFFICES OF CHURCH GOVERNMENT, in a radical departure from the (correct) traditional Pentecostal view of them as functions within the Body.

N.B. This malignant growth in the Body is also known, particularly in the USA, as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), (mis)led by the self-accredited "apostle" C. Peter Wagner.


Gerald Coates, BNCM pioneer and (mis)leader.

Back in February I published an article detailing the Satanic 5-point plan for seizing the Church, and taking it in a completely wrong direction, a direction which the Bible refers to as the "Falling Away." IT IS NOTEWORTHY THAT OF THE FIVE POINTS OUTLINED, NO LESS THAN FOUR (with leanings towards the fifth also!) HAVE BEEN ENTHUSIASTICALLY EMBRACED AND FOSTERED BY 'PIONEER!'  

See: http://watchman4wales.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/flesh-satans-five-point-plan-for.html

Please refer to this article for a more detailed analysis of the "Fivefold Ministry" (and the other four great deceptions planted by the Enemy in the End-Times Church). In a nutshell, the entire Restoration / BNCM / NAR / 'Pioneer' phenomenon has been founded on a dangerous delusion. The Apostles of the New Testament were foundational to the Church, eye-witnesses of the resurrected Lord, and when the Canon of Scripture was completed by John - the very last Apostle - with the Book of Revelation, their foundational role was completed for all time. 


APOSTLES... OR APOSTATES?

"For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself."
(Galatians 6:3)

Those who call themselves "apostles" today are NOT, and never could be, true apostles. Similarly, those calling themselves "prophets" do NOT occupy a prophetic office. Their supposed and self declared authority is not granted of God, and those accepting of their assumed position of power and control are not living in the Cross-won freedom of the Gospel, but are being moulded into a MAN-centred, fleshly and hierarchical MANagement model, masquerading as God-given. As the Apostle Paul pointed out in Ephesians 2:20, the Church is "built upon the foundation of the apostles and the prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone." We build upon that foundation which was COMPLETED nearly 2,000 years ago!

A NEW foundation is being laid, replacing the original, and as the original (and extant!) structure is built upon the Rock, pure logic dictates that any new foundation is being laid NEXT to it, in the sand!



"What did you say about high tide? I'm much too busy to listen now, mate!"


They call it the "NEW Church Movement" and this appellation says it all. They are intent on building a NEW Church, which emphasizes their rejection of the "OLD!" But there is only one Church, one Body, one Bride, with one foundation, one corner stone.

Well did the prophet Jeremiah speak of such a thing:


"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein."
(Jeremiah 6:16)



'PIONEER' AND THE 'LATTER RAIN' LEAVEN

Once you've left "the old paths, where is the good way," and have laid a new and false foundation in the sand NEXT to the Rock, what gets built on it is inevitably going to be shaky indeed! As the Bible succinctly warns us:

"Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?"
(1 Corinthians 5:6)


Let us note well that one of the dictionary definitions of leaven is: "AN INFLUENCE THAT PRODUCES A GRADUAL CHANGE."

The insidious initial influence, the key agent of change, was the 'LATTER RAIN' movement, that kicked off in Canada in 1948. It introduced the leaven that over the intervening years has mutated the Body to such a degree that it is now almost unrecognizable from how it started out. The leaven has indeed leavened the whole lump. That "lump" we may now legitimately label LAODICEA, the 7th. Church of Revelation which models the final Church Age, which boasts of itself:

"I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing."

To which the Lord bluntly replies:

"Thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked."

(Revelation 3:17)



A chain reaction of deadly delusion has long been evidenced, for when we lay and build upon a false foundation, one error will inevitably lead on to another and Biblical truths like dominoes tumble one by one. This is why the proud and militant Restorationism of groups like 'Pioneer' has resulted in the vigorous promotion of other similarly grievously mistaken beliefs like Replacement Theology and Dominionism, the 'Kingdom Now' worldview which proclaims an all-conquering "Church triumphant," which wins the world and then hands over the Kingdom to Christ at His return. The victory is no longer HIS... it is OURS!  And this travesty all stems from the Latter Rain heretical teaching of the emergence of an all-powerful, mega-anointed battalion of Christian super-troops, 'The Manifest Sons of God' aka 'Joel's Army.'

The leaven works its way through the whole lump. It needs to be emphasized that a belief in Dominionism requires the rejection of the authority of Scripture, with the adoption of an eschatology which is entirely at odds with that which the Bible presents. And once you have rejected the authority of Holy Writ and ruthlessly edited its pages, you are open to accept ANYTHING that it expressly teaches AGAINST! Like ECUMENISM, which we will now look at in the light of the 'Pioneer' announcement of 24/9/14 which headed this article.
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BILLY KENNEDY AND 'CHURCHES TOGETHER'


"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?"
(2 Corinthians 6:14)

Billy Kennedy
The new President Kennedy!

When Gerald Coates decided to take a back seat, the reins of 'Pioneer' passed in 2009 to Billy and Caroline Kennedy, senior leaders since 2002 of New Community Church (Southampton), a church which emerged in the '70s with roots firmly in the Charismatic Renewal, and with intimate connections to the "big boys" of British Restorationism in the form of Arthur Wallis and Tony Morton. Its ecumenical and 'Toronto Blessing' leanings are evidenced in its enthusiastic participation in the 'Alpha Course' deception. Significantly, 'Pioneer' became a member of 'Churches Together' in 2011.



Which brings us to the latest (very bad) news, the appointment of Billy Kennedy to the position of the 6th. President of Churches Together in England, the premier promoter of ecumenism in the UK. Of his elevation to this pinnacle of apostasy, Mr. Kennedy gushed:


"I am thrilled to be the first leader of a new church network to take on the role of a President of Churches Together in England to represent a number of new church streams, the Lutheran and German speaking churches and the Society of Friends. Over the past few decades thousands of new churches have formed creating new expressions of church life in villages, towns and cities across England. I am pleased to be able to draw some of these new churches to the ecumenical table to learn from our brothers and sisters in Christ and make our contribution to the unfolding unity of the church in England."

(Source: Churches Together in England, Press Release of 24th. September, 2014)

This statement shows the incredible extent to which Billy Kennedy is deceived, and in turn is seeking to deceive others by his deplorable desire to "draw churches to the ecumenical table." THOSE WHO SIT AT THE ECUMENICAL TABLE WORK TO THE AGENDA NOT OF CHRIST BUT OF ANTICHRIST! ECUMENISM IS THE END-TIMES BROAD ROAD TO RUIN FOR THE PROFESSING CHURCH. IT HAS ONLY ONE FINAL DESTINATION: ROME... AND A RENDEZVOUS WITH THE SECOND BEAST OF REVELATION!

Who sits at this table, to deliver, deliberate upon, and disseminate the doctrines of devils?

Of the "Select Six," I only need to focus here on one other occupant of the chairs around that table of treachery. That occupant is the premier Roman Catholic in England & Wales, Vincent Nichols the Archbishop of Westminster, and who this year was made a Cardinal by Pope Francis. This supposed champion of the Christian faith has not only allowed a commemoration of the birth of Mohammed to be held at an RC college chapel in Birmingham, but has offered flowers at 'the altar to the deities' at Neasden's Hindu Temple! Yes, a true champion of the Faith... NOT!


Vincent Nichols receives a pagan blessing at Neasden's Hindu Temple.

And these are just his extraordinary inter-faith excesses. In terms of his own faith (which is actually unbelief!), we just have to say loudly and clearly that ROMAN CATHOLICISM IS EMPHATICALLY NOT TRUE BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY! How about...

Transubstantiation (god-eating), Papal infallibility, purgatory, works salvation, confession to priests (who blasphemously call themselves 'Father'), Absolution, the Mass, the rosary, a Bible that includes the Apocrypha, worship of Mary, praying to images (idolatry), veneration of relics (necromancy), bestowing of sainthoods, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera... A vast catalogue of gross errors, which no born-again Christian should venture within a million miles of, never mind be a willing partner to! And yet the leader of 'Pioneer' has no problem at all in defying Scripture and yoking himself to this harlot religious system, with all its grievous misrepresentation of the Christian faith and its abominable pagan practices!

Nice Dagon fish-god hat, Archbishop!


DEFILING THE TEMPLE

ALL Presidents of 'Churches Together' sign a covenant, committing them to "pray to God to lead us, with all our sisters and brothers in Christ, towards communion in faith, life and witness, so that, united in one body by the one Spirit, we may together witness to the perfect unity of his love."

UNITED IN ONE BODY? Friends, there is an immense problem here, with potentially dire consequences for those who dare to defile the Body through union with an entity that is "Christian" in name only, and which Scripture bluntly calls a GREAT WHORE: the Church of Rome! (See Revelation 17). Of such a thing the Word of God declares:


"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are."
(1 Corinthians 3:16-17)

As we've already observed, but which bears repeating, once you've rejected the absolute authority of God's Word, you are open to accept ANYTHING it teaches AGAINST! If Billy Kennedy ever possessed the gift of discernment - which has to be doubtful - he certainly does not exercise it, and what is equally certain is that 'Pioneer' is hurtling down a blind alley towards the brick wall at its far end!


'PIONEER' IN WALES

How could I conclude this article without a few notes on the 'Pioneer' network's Welsh connections?

There are four 'Pioneer' churches in South Wales:
Cornerstone Church, Swansea.
Antioch Church, Llanelli.
New Horizons, Cardiff.
The Gap, Cardiff.

Cornerstone Church has been part of 'Pioneer' since 1991, and its Senior Leaders Julian and Sarah Richards have their fingers in many a suspect spiritual pie! Amongst other things, Julian is on the leadership team of 'Pioneer' itself, and is the leader of New Wine Cymru which is at the forefront of promoting the 'Toronto Blessing' here in Wales. Wife Sarah is also on the 'Pioneer' leadership team, and also that of 'New Wine Cymru,' as well as being a board member of 'Willow Creek UK and Ireland.' They are a couple who are at the forefront of furthering End-Times deception not only in Wales but in the UK as a whole.


(Mis)leaders of Cornerstone, 'Pioneer,' New Wine Cymru... Julian and Sarah Richards.

It is also very relevant to point out that The Gap's incredible lack of discernment is evidenced by their recommending people to check out the Company of Burning Hearts. The Cardiff-based COBH is an integral part of the dreadfully deluded 'New Mystics' movement, which is immersed in occult practices, and has nothing whatsoever to do with true Biblical Christianity!
(See http://watchman4wales.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/company-of-burning-hearts-cardiff-based.html )


CONCLUSION

'PIONEER' should be seen as an acronym, with its letters standing for:

                       Proudly
                         Implementing
                          Our
                            New
                              Extremely
                                Erroneous 
                                  Religiosity!


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

NEWPORT CITY CHURCH, ROBBIE HOWELLS & THE PROMOTION OF THE HEINOUS WORD-FAITH, PROSPERITY GOSPEL IN WALES.


Note: This article was published back in May, but appears here as it re-posted itself after adding tags for entry in the new 'Topics' list!

Photo: Just two weeks left to register for Three Nights of Signs, Wonders and Miracles with Pastor Steve Brock!

He is with us from Wednesday 7th - Friday 9th May.

Register now to secure your place: http://ow.ly/vA4wg

For three nights, from 7th. May to 9th. May 2014, the Newport City Church will be hosting Steve Brock. If the name is unfamiliar to you, he is - in the words of 'Christian Music Central' - "a minister of the gospel, recording artist, author and Christian television personality." It should be well noted that the "Christian" TV channel on which he is such a personality is none other than TBN (True Believer's Nightmare!) 


"Always a favorite - especially during Praise-a-Thon - Steve Brock has been blessing the TBN family with his dynamic music and ministry for 26 years!"
(Source: TBN)

Wow! Over a quarter of a century of supporting the channel that has distorted the true Gospel of Jesus Christ out of all recognition, and beamed heresy into the homes of millions worldwide! Scam-a-Thon's Steve Brock is a long-term side-kick of the outrageous charlatan Benny Hinn, being a worship leader at his meetings - make that theatrical performances - as well as appearing with him on his television shows. He is a man who for very many years has been lending his talents to Word-Faith heretics who are Hell-bent - and I use the term advisedly - on bringing disgrace to the Name of Jesus Christ and bringing His Gospel into utter disrepute, destroying the Christian witness to millions of non-believers who see these wolves for what they are, and avoid the Faith like the plague in consequence!

So why is such a man the special guest of Newport City Church, one might ask, if said church is indeed a bastion of the true Gospel. Well, said church quite simply ISN'T!


South Wales Argus: Senior pastor at Newport City Church Robbie Howells is encouraging Newport citizens to take part in a music video based on Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy”.  Pictured is Pastor Robbie with his wife Donna outside the church. (5805443)

NCC was founded in 2002 by Robbie Howells and wife Donna, who are its Senior Pastors. It used to openly call itself a Word of Faith Church, but now seems to have removed this reference from its internet presence, though a Google search still reveals the original description at the time of writing:

Newport City Church / Welcome

www.newportcitychurch.org/

We are a non-denominational word of faith Church based in Newport, South Wales. Our mission is to reach and impact the people of our city and nation by ...

Point is, the Word of Faith (or simply Word-Faith) movement is one of the very worst deceptions ever to have taken root, proliferated and produced rotten fruit in the professing Church of Jesus Christ. And Newport City Church is unquestionably a firm adherent to and enthusiastic promoter of this very great heresy!

Like all the best (worst!) deceptions, NCC's beliefs are an unholy blend of truth and error. We would do well here to remember the words of the Apostle Paul:

"A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump."
(Galatians 5:9)

And I'm afraid that NCC's leaven is very much more than a little! I will highlight here three key areas in which NCC is teaching falsehood.

1) TITHING.

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NCC's false teaching:

"We believe that: The tithe is holy and it belongs to God. Therefore, we teach that believers should tithe the first tenth of all their increase unto God. In addition, we believe that offerings, any amount over and above the tithe, should also be given."

The truth of the matter:

The TITHE is a most grievous misrepresentation of Scripture. The expectation of an increasing number of churches that their members give 10% of their income to them is based on a radical re-interpretation of Biblical teaching, or in plain English, a LIE from the "father of lies!"

Did you know that the tithe was never money? The tithe was food! The tithe was instituted as a Mosaic law to support the Levite priesthood. The Levites were not allocated any land, which precluded them from working that land to have their own food supply. The necessary farming tasks would have taken them away from their Temple duties. So all the other tribes were under law required to hand over a tenth of their provisions to allow the landless Levites to devote their entire labours to what was required of them in Temple service.

There is no longer a Temple, or a Levite priesthood to serve in it. The coming of the New Covenant superseded both, as those who believed in the Gospel became the living Temple and also the universal priesthood. As the Scriptures declare:


"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God. and ye are not your own?"
(1 Corinthians 6:19)

"Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."
(Revelation 1:5-6)

(See also 1 Peter 2:5 and 2:9, regarding believers being the priesthood).


Quite clearly, the Old Testament law of tithing became utterly redundant with the revelation of New Testament grace in the Person of Jesus Christ and the cessation of Judaic Temple worship and its attendant Levite priesthood. 

THE IMPOSITION OF TITHING UPON A CHRISTIAN CONGREGATION IS ACTUALLY IN THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST, AS IT OUSTS GRACE IN FAVOUR OF LAW, AND INDEED A LONG-DEAD LAW WHICH ONLY EVER APPLIED TO THE NATION OF ISRAEL, AND WAS ONLY EVER FOOD NOT MONEY!

TITHING IS EMPHATICALLY NOT A REQUIREMENT OF CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS. IT IS IN EFFECT A KIND OF RELIGIOUS TAXATION, IMMORALLY AND UNSCRIPTURALLY RAISING LARGE SUMS OF MONEY TO FURTHER THE SUPPOSED "MINISTRY" AND FINANCE THE EARTHLY COMFORTS (USUALLY EXTRAVAGANCES!) OF THE RECIPIENTS OF THE TITHE!

FREE-WILL OFFERINGS ONLY ARE ASKED OF BELIEVERS!  I WOULD MAKE THE SUGGESTION HERE THAT WHENEVER YOU SEE THE WORD 'TITHE' YOU THINK OF IT AS BEING THE ACRONYM OF:


THIS IS TOTALLY HEINOUS EXTORTION...

AND GIVE THAT CHURCH THE AVOIDANCE IT THOROUGHLY DESERVES!

Highly recommended further reading: 
An excellent detailed article on the tithing lie and deception can be found at:
www.lighthouseprophecy.com/prophecy/ExposingTheTitheLie.html


2) HEALTH AND HEALING.



NCC's false teaching: 

"We believe that: Jesus bore our sicknesses and diseases on the cross and that by his stripes we are healed. Therefore, we teach that it is not the will of God for Christians to be sick, but rather, God desires us to be spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally whole and complete. We believe in the laying of hands and that the prayer of faith shall save the sick."

The truth of the matter:

It is standard Word-Faith teaching  that it is our right to demand and expect to receive excellent health at all times. If we are ill, we are obviously out of God's will. Got chicken-pox? You're a backslider who needs to get right with God...

As per NCC's statement above, it is the "prayer of faith" that saves the sick. Not healed, sister? Well it's your own fault, isn't it? Not enough faith...

We have never been promised sound bodily health this side of Heaven, and however much we may not like it or understand it, it can indeed be God's will that we experience sickness in our lives. Through the Lord's immeasurably good grace by which we are saved, our spirit is redeemed, but our flesh remains in a state of corruption, and aging and decay of the earthly vessel is an inevitability. The believer is still subject to the same blights of the body as everybody else, the same illnesses, diseases, disabilities and pains. This is the plain fact of the matter.

God can most certainly heal IF HE WILLS IT, but the bottom line is that during our life's short flowering here on earth, His priority is that we should find and enjoy good SPIRITUAL health, and PHYSICAL health  very much plays second fiddle. Maybe our best example to look to is the Apostle Paul, who was afflicted with what he described as a "thorn." And although he prayed for God to remove it, the answer was "NO!" Why? Because the physical problem prevented a SPIRITUAL PROBLEM. (See 2 Corinthians 12:7). We may not understand why things befall us, but we are not to question but humbly accept God's absolute sovereignty. As He unanswerably declares:

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."
(Isaiah 55:8-9)

This is how Paul reported God's not granting the removal of his "thorn," and what a magnificent testimony and powerful revelation it is:

"For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."

(2 Corinthians 12:8-10)



3) PROSPERITY.


Fan of ten pound notes

NCC's false teaching:
"We believe that: God supplies all our needs. Therefore, we teach the principles of sowing and reaping and that it is the will of God for all believers to prosper financially. We believe that poverty and lack is a curse and not a blessing. We believe that we are the seed of Abraham and heirs according to the promise of God and that our prosperity is contingent upon our obedience to the Word of God."

The truth of the matter:

"Name-it-and-claim-it" or the "Prosperity gospel" is at the very core of Word-Faith false teaching, and it is a truly appalling heresy which NCC are perpetrating here. 

A good many years ago, the great "Christian" con artist Oral Roberts dreamed up the nefarious SEED-FAITH scam: "Have a need? Plant a seed!" The premise was that if a seed - money, of course! - was planted i.e. dropped into the collection box - belonging to said Mr. Roberts, of course! - God would "grow it" to meet your need! "Give in order to get" was then ingeniously expanded into the "Hundredfold" big sell, whereby the sower could expect to reap a hundred times more than his or her "stake" - sorry, "seed offering!" Certainly, those who receive the "seed" prosper, but the same can very rarely be said of its bamboozled planters, who invariably end up worse off through speculating money they can often ill-afford to part with in the first place!

Essentially, in the Word-Faith worldview, God's blessings are equated with a man's possessions. His bank balance demonstrates how favoured he is by God; closeness to God is measured by the size of his house, the price tag of his car and the label on his clothes. And such material assets can be spoken into being, through the (occult) technique of visualization and realization through "positive confession!" As can be seen in NCC's statement above, to not be prosperous must be down to an individual's disobedience to God's Word, and consequently be cursed and not blessed! No return for your seed, brother? Well, it's your own fault, isn't it? Lack of obedience...

Did not our Lord teach:


"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
(Matthew 6:19-21)

NCC's position on such things is fatally flawed, flying as it does in the face of what Jesus Himself taught about worldly materialism. It has a temporal emphasis, at the expense of the eternal. It is "another gospel" and a return to the broad road!


NEWPORT CITY CHURCH AND C: NET.

And just what is 'C: NET' exactly?


carmel logo

"We are growing a network of Churches in the UK and overseas that relate together under the spiritual covering of Carmel Ministries International. This fulfils our apostolic call to 'touch the world' resulting in a common bond and a courageous voice in today’s world.
Becoming part of C:NET enables your Church to connect with Carmel Ministries International. You and your Church will grow and thrive as you become biblically accountable to us. We know it’s true because others are experiencing it."
(Source: Carmel Ministries International)

NCC stresses that it is non-denominational, but it should be clearly understood that this does not mean that it is fully independent in its activities, policies and decision-making. It is joined to C: NET, and by that entity's statement as reproduced above it is shown very clearly that NCC is accountable to THEM! We now really need to look at where those who hold "apostleship" over Newport City Church are coming from!

Carmel International Ministries was started in 1996 by a South African couple, Gerri and Michelle Di Somma, after re-locating to the UK the year before. They subsequently founded Carmel City Church (in Bristol), Carmel Bible College and Carmel Christian School.

What is key to understanding the Di Sommas' approach to the Christian faith is the fact that they both attended and graduated from Rhema Bible Training Centre. Rhema Ministries was created by the man who many call the "father" of the Word-Faith movement, Kenneth E. Hagin, a man whose particular brand of "Christianity" bore only a passing resemblance to "the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." (Jude v3).


An integral part of Rhema Ministries is what is now the Rhema Bible Training College, which "Dad" Hagin founded in 1974 and has from the outset been run by his son with similar false beliefs, Kenneth W. Hagin. Consider this, if you will:

"It has been prophesied that Rhema will play a major role in the last-days revival that will usher in the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ..."
(Source: RBTC) 

Laughably calling itself a "Bible college," such a brazen Dominionist statement completely contradicts what the Bible itself teaches, and is an utterly false prophecy. There will not be a genuine Last Days revival, only an End-Times great apostasy, a "Falling Away" which is extremely likely to manifest itself as a COUNTERFEIT revival, which will usher in not the Second Coming of Jesus Christ but the reign of Antichrist and the Tribulation! As it is written:

"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition."
(2 Thessalonians 2:3)

A notable attendee at Hagin's RBTC in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was the controversial (for good reason!) South African Word-Faith leader Ray McCauley, who upon returning to Johannesburg started Rhema Ministries SA, which in turn birthed its own Rhema Bible College in 1979. It is unclear which Rhema college the Di Sommas attended, but that is actually neither here nor there. Rhema (USA) and Rhema (SA) means exactly the same thing. Cue another acronym:


RANK HERESY EN MASSE. AVOID!


ROBBIE HOWELLS AND HIS WORD-FAITH PEDIGREE.



Quite apart from his "Apostolic" accountability to Word-Faith merchants Gerri and Michelle Di Somma, NCC's Senior Pastor Robbie Howells has impeccable Word-Faith credentials of his own. He is himself a graduate of the 'Jerry Savelle Ministries International Bible Institute & School of World Evangelism' and also serves on the Board of Trustees for 'Messenger International UK & Europe; a ministry of John & Lisa Bevere.'

With links like these, it is very easy to see why Robbie's church is holding to and teaching the kind of falsehood that it does. Jerry Savelle learned all the tricks of the deception trade from his mentor, Word-Faith colossus Kenneth Copeland, which he now exports internationally as a "Prosperity gospel" power-house in his own right. John and Lisa Bevere are notable error-pedlars who teach an eclectic mix of everything from Dominionist delusion to D.I.Y. Word-Faith ideas and radical redefinition of key Scriptural concepts, e.g. John Bevere wants all Christians to see GRACE as EMPOWERMENT, his very own nauseous new interpretation of the word! (N.B. John Bevere personally preached at NCC on May 14th. 2012).



CONCLUSION.

Newport City Church is a major promoter here in Wales of the hideous - and utterly heretical - Word-Faith, "name-it-and-claim-it," "Prosperity gospel." The source of its stream is thoroughly polluted with spiritual bacteria, and to drink from the unclean NCC pool is to swallow huge doses of such bacteria. For anyone's Christian well-being, it is a church and leadership to steer well clear of!

"As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."
(Galatians 1:9)


STOP PRESS.

On Saturday 3rd. May, the 'South Wales Argus' published the following:


A NEWPORT church has decided to film its very own Pharrell-style music video to portray the city as a truly happy place.
Robbie Howells, a senior pastor at Newport City Church, says he is fed up with the city’s negative portrayal and wants to show Newport and its citizens in a good light by following in the footsteps of the ‘Happy’ music video by Pharrell Williams.
Mr Howells, who is the co-founder and senior pastor of the church alongside his wife Donna, said: “The city has got a lot of negative press lately. At the moment I'm teaching about the Biblical perspective of what it means to be happy. But I just wanted to do something different to put a smile on people's faces. The aim is to get people to Newport's biggest landmarks and get them dancing along to Pharrell Williams' Happy song."
ROBBIE HOWELLS, WHAT ON EARTH HAS THIS PROJECT GOT TO DO WITH THE CHRISTIAN GOSPEL? DO YOU REALLY NOT KNOW THAT YOUR JOB IS TO BRING PEOPLE NOT TO "LANDMARKS" BUT TO A PLACE WHERE THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN CONVICT THEM OF THEIR SIN AND THEIR DESPERATE NEED FOR A SAVIOUR? 
YOU SHOULD BE SEEKING TO MAKE NEWPORT'S UNSAVED PEOPLE WEEP WITH REAL REPENTANCE, SIR, NOT SEEKING TO PUT A SMILE ON THEIR FACES, "HAPPILY" GODLESS AND FACING A LOST ETERNITY AS THEY MERRILY DANCE AROUND THE TRANSPORTER BRIDGE!