Monday, 7 December 2015

A COMPILATION OF SHOCKING KENNETH COPELAND QUOTES - AN APPEAL TO MR. ALEX ASHTON OF KENNETH COPELAND MINISTRIES, PASTOR OF VINE CHRISTIAN CENTRE, BRIDGEND.

"For many walk, of whom I have told you often, 
and now tell you even weeping, 
that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, 
and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things."
(Philippians 3:18-19)

"With hell are we at agreement... and
under falsehood have we hid ourselves."
Kenneth Copeland and Pope Francis, 6/14.

"But there were false prophets also among the people, 
even as there shall be false teachers among you,
who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, 
even denying the Lord that bought them, 
and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; 
by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of." 
(2 Peter 2:1-2)

THE PURPOSE OF THIS BLOG IS TO PRESENT RELEVANT INFORMATION AND TO ASK PERTINENT QUESTIONS. IT'S NOT ABOUT ENGAGING IN A "WITCH-HUNT" BUT TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE STOP AND THINK, AND TO HOPEFULLY CHANGE THEIR MIND ABOUT HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE THINGS THAT THEY MAY BE INVOLVED IN. IT'S ALL ABOUT EARNESTLY CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH WHICH WAS ONCE AND FOR ALL TIME DELIVERED UNTO THE SAINTS.

WITH THIS INTENTION FIRMLY IN MIND, WHAT CAN - AND MUST - BE SAID CONCERNING SUCH A ONE AS PURPOSELY PARTNERS WITH A SHEEP-FLEECING SPIRITUAL REPROBATE AND EAR-TICKLING 'WORD OF FAITH' DECEIVER LIKE KENNETH COPELAND? ASSUREDLY, THERE IS NO GLORY IN SUCH A UNION, ONLY SHAME. CERTAINLY, THERE IS NO HONOUR, ONLY DISGRACE. WOEFULLY, THERE IS NEITHER WISDOM NOR DISCERNMENT, ONLY ABJECT FOLLY AND A WRETCHED FAILURE TO TEST THE SPIRITS. BUT ABOVE ALL SUCH CONSIDERATIONS AS THESE, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO JUSTIFICATION BEFORE GOD FOR SUCH AN UNRIGHTEOUS ALLIANCE, ONLY AN IGNOMINIOUS ACCOUNTABILITY.

It is in this context that I reproduce here a copy of the email I sent on Monday 30th. November 2015 (referencing my original email of Monday 23rd. November) to Mr. Alex Ashton, pastor of Vine Christian Centre in Bridgend, South Wales. I had hoped by such contact to have a constructive dialogue with Mr. Ashton, but very disappointingly he has not seen fit to respond to my approach to him in any way whatsoever.

Readers of this blog may draw their own conclusions about Mr. Ashton's complete silence on this important matter. For myself, my deep desire remains that he will at some point come to properly confront rather than ignore his personal culpability, and duly disassociate himself completely from Kenneth Copeland Ministries.

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(Sent Monday 30th. November, 2015)

FOR THE ATTENTION OF MR. ALEX ASHTON

Dear Mr. Ashton,

As I have received no response to my email of Monday 23rd. November, I respectfully repeat my appeal to you in regards to this important matter, and would again politely ask if you would care to comment on the compilation of Kenneth Copeland quotes that I forwarded to you.

Sincerely, in Jesus our Lord and Saviour,
Rob Thomas.
www.watchman4wales.blogspot.co.uk

Here is a copy of my original email:

FOR THE ATTENTION OF MR. ALEX ASHTON

With regards to your being both a Director of Kenneth Copeland Ministries (Europe) - UK Company No. 01722542, and a Trustee of Kenneth Copeland Ministries (Europe) - UK Charity No. 326392, I respectfully wish to bring to your attention the following compilation of Kenneth Copeland quotes, garnered from his own writings and recordings.

I would appeal to you, sir, as a very involved supporter of this man's UK/European operations, to give your most urgent and careful consideration to these quotes, and to evaluate them in light of what the Word of God reveals as unchanging truth about such things. 

As born-again, Bible-believing Christians, surely we should have huge concerns about what this man is shown here to believe and teach? As it is written, "A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump" (1 Corinthians 5:6 and Galatians 5:9), and the leaven evidenced here is so very much more than just a little! 

In bringing these quotes to your attention, would you perhaps be so good as to offer your opinion on them, as there is not just the leaven of error here but obvious heresy and unashamed blasphemy?

In light of this, could I further appeal to you to question your personal role in so actively promoting a man who so determinedly diminishes God and elevates men? This is a man who is proven by the record of his own utterances to preach "another Jesus" (2 Corinthians 11:4) and "another gospel, which is not another." (Galatians 1:6-7)

Sincerely, in Jesus our Lord and Saviour,
Rob Thomas.
www.watchman4wales.blogspot.co.uk

  
SOME KENNETH COPELAND QUOTES

KENNETH COPELAND'S ELEVATION OF HIMSELF TO GODHOOD:
When I read in the Bible where He says, "I AM," I just smile and say, "Yes, I AM too!"

KENNETH COPELAND'S ELEVATION OF ALL BELIEVERS TO GODHOOD:
1) Every Christian is a god.


2) You don't have a god in you - you are one!

3) Now Peter said, "By exceeding great and precious promises you become partakers of the divine nature." Alright. Are we gods? We are a class of gods!

KENNETH COPELAND'S INSTRUCTION TO MEN TO PRAY TO THEMSELVES, AS BEING ONE WITH THE GODHEAD:
Pray to your self, because I'm in your self and you're in my Self. We are one Spirit, saith the Lord.

KENNETH COPELAND, CONCERNING MEN'S ABILITY:
You have the same creative faith and ability on the inside of you that God used when He created the heavens and the earth.

KENNETH COPELAND'S CLAIM THAT ADAM WAS GOD INCARNATE: 
God's reason for creating Adam was His desire to reproduce Himself. I mean a reproduction of Himself, and in the Garden of Eden He did just that. He was not a little like God. He was not almost like God. He was not subordinate to God even... Adam is as much like God as you could get, just the same as Jesus... Adam, in the Garden of Eden, was God manifested in the flesh.

KENNETH COPELAND'S TEACHING THAT GOD REPLICATED HIMSELF IN ADAM: 
1) God spoke Adam into existence in authority with words. These words struck Adam's body in the face. His body and God were exactly the same size.

2) If you stood Adam upside God, they look just exactly alike. If you stood Jesus and Adam side-by-side, they would look and sound exactly alike.

KENNETH COPELAND'S ASSERTION THAT GOD HAS A (HUMAN-SIZED) PHYSICAL BODY:
1) So you see, that faith didn't come billowing out of some giant monster somewhere. It came out of the heart of a being that is very uncanny the way He's very much like you and me. A being that stands somewhere around 6' 2, 6' 3, that weighs somewhere in the neighbourhood of a couple of hundred pounds, little better...

2) God is a spirit-being with a body, complete with eyes, and eyelids, ears, nostrils, a mouth, hands and fingers, and feet.

KENNETH COPELAND'S ANDROGYNOUS ADAM AND ANDROGYNOUS GOD:
And then He created Eve out of Adam... When God said "Adam!" they both came... They had always been together. Even when she was still a part of him, he was as much female as he was male, like God is!

KENNETH COPELAND'S BELIEF THAT FAITH IS A FORCE:
Faith is a power force. It is a tangible force. It is a conductive force.

KENNETH COPELAND'S TEACHING OF (OCCULT) VISUALIZATION:
Words create pictures, and pictures in your mind create words. And then the words come back out your mouth... And when that spiritual force comes out it is going to give substance to the image that's on the inside of you. Aw, that's that visualization stuff! Aw, that's that New Age! No, New Age is trying to do this, and they'd get somewhat results out of it because this is spiritual law, brother!

KENNETH COPELAND'S DENIAL OF THE ETERNAL PRE-EXISTENCE OF JESUS:
1) Jesus existed only as an image in the heart of God, until such time as the prophets of the Old Testament could positively confess Jesus into existence through their constant prophecies.

2) Jesus has a beginning and an end.

KENNETH COPELAND'S DESCRIPTION OF JESUS AS A "FAITH" PRODUCT OF GOD:
The faith it took to make fingers was loosed, the faith it took to make arms was loosed in the earth, and now God had a way to hover over a little woman by the name of Mary. And there was born of that virgin woman a product of God. Once again, something has happened from the insides of God.

Now, you see, God is injecting His Word into the earth to produce this Jesus - these faith-filled words that framed the image that's in Him. .. He can't just walk onto the earth and say, "Let it be!" because He doesn't have the right! He had to sneak it in here around the god of this world that was blocking every way that he possibly could.

God was making promises to Jesus, and Jesus wasn't even there. But, you see, God deals with things that are not yet as though they already were. That's the way He gets them to come to pass.


KENNETH COPELAND'S ASSERTION THAT GOD HAS NO RIGHT OF ACCESS TO THE EARTH:
God's on the outside looking in. He doesn't have any legal entree into the earth. The thing don't belong to Him. You see how sassy the Devil was in the presence of God in the book of Job? God said, "Where have you been?" Wasn't any of God's business. He didn't even have to answer if he didn't want to... God didn't argue with him a bit. You see, this is the position that God's been in... Might say, "Well, if God's running things He's doing a lousy job of it." He hadn't been running 'em, except when He's just got, you know, a little bit of a chance!

KENNETH COPELAND'S DENIAL OF THE SUFFICIENCY OF CALVARY:
When Jesus cried, "It is finished!" He was not speaking of the plan of redemption. There were still three days and nights to go through before He went to the throne... Jesus' death on the cross was only the beginning of the complete work of redemption.

KENNETH COPELAND'S BELITTLING OF CALVARY:
Now it wasn't the physical death on the cross that paid the price for sin... Anybody could do that.

KENNETH COPELAND'S ASSERTION THAT IT WAS NOT JESUS ALONE WHO COULD HAVE ATONED FOR SIN:
Any O.T. prophet could have atoned for our sins, if they knew what Jesus knew.  

KENNETH COPELAND'S WEAK JESUS:
We are the body of His Word. We are carriers of faith. Without us, people die and go to Hell. Without us being strong, Jesus is not strong.

KENNETH COPELAND'S DENIAL THAT JESUS IS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD:
Jesus is no longer the only begotten Son of God. 

KENNETH COPELAND'S CONTRADICTION OF HEBREWS 13:8:
Jesus has not remained the same, He has changed.

KENNETH COPELAND ON JESUS' RIGHTEOUSNESS:
Jesus had to give up His righteousness.

KENNETH COPELAND ON JESUS BECOMING SATANIC:
Jesus took on the nature of Satan when He was on the cross.

KENNETH COPELAND'S PRONOUNCEMENT THAT IT WAS SATAN WHO HAD THE VICTORY AT CALVARY:
Satan conquered Jesus on the Cross and took His spirit to the dark regions of Hell.

KENNETH COPELAND'S TEACHING ON JESUS IN HELL:
Jesus was dragged down into the bowels of Hell, where He was beaten and bruised by Satan and his demons until Jesus could finally fight His way out of Hell three days later.

KENNETH COPELAND'S "BORN AGAIN" JESUS:
1) Jesus was reborn in the pits of Hell.

2) Jesus was born again - the firstborn from the dead the Word calls Him - and He whipped the Devil in his own backyard.

KENNETH COPELAND'S DECLARATION THAT JESUS NEVER CLAIMED TO BE GOD:
They crucified me for claiming I was God. I didn't claim that I was God. I just claimed that I walked with Him and that He was in me. Hallelujah! That's what you're doing!

KENNETH COPELAND'S CLAIM THAT HEAVEN IS A PLANET:
1) You don't think earth was first, do you? Huh? Well, you don't think that God made man in His image, and then made earth in some other image? ... This is all a copy. It's a copy of home. It's a copy of the Mother Planet. Where God lives. He made a little one just like His and put us on it.

2) Heaven has a north and a south and an east and a west. Consequently it must be a planet.

KENNETH COPELAND'S MAJORING ON MATERIALISM:
1) Prosperity is a major requirement in the establishment of God's will.

2) God's will for His people today is abundance.

3) God... needs you rich.

4) Clearly, our prosperity is important to God. It's so central to His will that He included it in the price Jesus paid for our redemption. So it doesn't matter whether or not we think we need it. What matters is that God needs it!

KENNETH COPELAND'S FALSE PROPHECY RE ISLAM:
And we're going to see the move of God like we've never seen it before... Because, you mark my word, 1995 is the beginning of the "Beyond what we are able to ask or think." 1995 is that beginning. It has come. There are many Muslims that while they are trying to worship what they think is God, Jesus is going to appear right in the middle of it. And under the influence of the power of the Holy Ghost, Islam will fall. Islam will become nothing. (Published 25/12/94).

KENNETH COPELAND'S ECUMENICAL ACCORD WITH THE POPE:
Thank you, sir. We do bless you. We receive your blessing. It's very, very important to us, and we bless you with all of our hearts, we bless you with all of our souls, we bless you with all of our might, and we thank you, sir. We thank God for you. And so all of us declare together, "Be blessed!" Once again, altogether, "Be blessed!" Amen.

KENNETH COPELAND'S DENUNCIATION OF GOD AS A FAILURE:
I was shocked when I found out who the biggest failure in the Bible actually is... The biggest in all the Bible is God!
He lost His top-ranking, most anointed angel, the first man He ever created, the first woman He ever created, the whole earth and all the fullness therein, a third of the angels at least! That's a big loss, man! I mean, you figure it all, that's a lot of real estate, brother, gone down the drain. Now the reason you don't think of God as a failure is He never said He's a failure. And you're not a failure till you say you're one!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

BUDDY, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME? (STANDING ORDER OR DIRECT DEBIT IF POSSIBLE) - NEW STUDIO AND EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR CONDER & CO. TO BROADCAST PROSPERITY PREACHERS!

"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."
(2 Corinthians 11:13-14)

"Please, viewers, can I have some more?"

Revelation TV has now concluded the purchase of its coveted parcel of Spanish land to build new and bigger studios, to give Mr. Howard Conder a new and bigger ego-trip (if such is possible!) It is of course very important to the Conders to have increased capacity and be better placed to broadcast a grotesquely compromised Gospel, as they have a very personal stake in making the channel as up-to-date and attractive as possible, in order to guarantee the custom of the disgraceful and doctrinally deviant (but dollar-laden) Word of Faith preachers who they so happily collude with.

All proceeds from stealthily selling air time on Revelation TV to ear-tickling spiritual reprobates go into the personal piggy-bank of Howard and Lesley Conder. They have a very neat and lucrative arrangement whereby all such financial transactions by-pass the Revelation Foundation completely, being paid into 21st. Century Television, a Limited Company which is limited to just two people... yes, Mr. & Mrs. Howard and Lesley Conder, bless their carefully bleached snow-white cotton socks...

(This story was covered in a previous article:
http://watchman4wales.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/revelations-about-howard-conder-and.html)

RTV's latest i.e. November's 'Time for Revelation' show was the usual self-congratulatory exercise in unashamed spin and bamboozling the viewers into tossing their cash into RTV's so deserving (NOT!) begging-bowl. A cool million just thrown away on a dusty piece of real estate on the Costa Lot, and now it's a case of "Please, buddy, can you spare a dime (standing orders and direct debits will do very nicely, thank you) as we now need a mere £42,000 to buy some new and vital equipment!" (Vital, that is, to keep RTV successfully parading the likes of Jesse Duplantis and Joyce Meyer across the airwaves with their different Jesus, different spirit and different gospel).

I would suggest that RTV might more accurately stand for:


 ROOKING THEIR VIEWERS!



The saddest thing is that the viewers bite for the bait and swallow the hook every time. They just can't see that the fly is a fake!

As is to be expected, of course, any questioning of Revelation's activities is conveniently dismissed by them as a Satanic attack on a wonderful work of God. After all, Howard Conder is quite a GENIUS according to his foot-fanning acolyte Gordon Pettie! Personally, I would suggest that CONDER can be seen as an acronym for:

                COMPROMISE
                OPPORTUNISM
                NARCISSISM
                DECEPTION
                EGOTISM
                RECKLESSNESS

HUGH JACKMAN CLAIMED IN THIS LATEST 'TIME FOR REVELATION' THAT RTV STANDS ON THE WORD OF GOD, AND ITS VIEWERS ARE SUPPORTING "A SOLID PLATFORM." BUT THIS IS SIMPLY NOT SO. YOU CANNOT POSSIBLY HAVE "A SOLID PLATFORM" AND TRULY BE STANDING ON THE WORD OF GOD, WHEN YOUR SCHEDULES ARE PROFUSELY PEPPERED WITH THE PROGRAMMES OF SUCH UTTERLY FALSE TEACHERS AS DUPLANTIS AND MEYER. 

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF REVELATION TV, PLEASE LOOK UP THE WORD "DUPLICITY" IN YOUR DICTIONARY. YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW WHAT IT MEANS... AND PARTICULARLY CONSIDER JUST HOW IT APPLIES TO YOURSELVES.

WE ARE ALL TO SERIOUSLY TAKE NOTE OF WHAT PAUL DECLARED CONCERNING THE PREACHING OF A DIFFERENT GOSPEL:


"But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed."
(Galatians 1:8)

AND WHAT IS OUR RESPONSE TO BE TO SUCH PREACHERS? WE ARE TO KEEP AWAY FROM - NOT PROMOTE, AS DOES RTV - WHAT IS ACCURSED! FOR AS GOD'S UNCHANGEABLE WORD WARNS:

"And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it."
(Joshua 6:18)

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Here is an excellent video exposing the terrible heresies of the Word of Faith movement, which concludes with a heartfelt and uncompromising preaching of the Gospel. It happens to be presented by Justin Peters, who in 2010 was publicly rebuked by an "absolutely horrified" and "absolutely furious" Lesley Conder for his "naming and shaming" of WoF wolves live on air, on RTV's erstwhile sister channel, Genesis TV! Please watch:


Mrs. Conder's rebuke can be found online here:
https://archive.org/details/RevelationTvsLesleyCondorRebukesJustinPeters-11thFebruary2010

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Monday, 2 November 2015

COMMENTS POLICY.


THIS BLOG IS PLEASED TO OFFER ITS READERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A RESPONSE TO ANY OF THE POSTS CONTAINED THEREIN.

THIS OFFER FULLY EXTENDS TO THOSE PERSONS HOLDING A VIEW CONTRARY TO AN OPINION EXPRESSED IN ANY GIVEN ARTICLE.

AS BLOG MANAGER, HOWEVER, I RESPECTFULLY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODERATE ALL COMMENTS BEING SUBMITTED.

ON OCCASIONS, IT MAY REGRETTABLY PROVE NECESSARY TO DISALLOW A SUBMISSION DUE TO FOUL LANGUAGE OR OTHERWISE INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT.

IN RARE INSTANCES, WHERE PERSISTENT MISUSE /ABUSE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A RESPONSE IS EVIDENCED, THIS PRIVILEGE WILL BE WITHDRAWN ENTIRELY FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL ENGAGING IN SUCH ACTIVITY.

MANY THANKS, IN JESUS,
ROB.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

AN OLD GOSPEL SONG v. THE PERVERTED "PROSPERITY GOSPEL" OF TBN'S FALSE 'WORD OF FAITH' TEACHERS.

"... there shall be false teachers among you... And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you..." (2 Peter 2:1-3)

Having just completed this little video and uploaded it to my YouTube channel, I thought to share it here on the blog also. It forcibly struck me just how poignant the words of this old Gospel song are, when comparing the lyricist's sincere sentiments to the dollar-driven and shallow worldliness of the 'Word of Faith' merchants, whose gross misrepresentation of the Faith has seduced so many into equating God's blessing with the size of one's bank balance, and substituting grace for greed.



No agency on the planet has played a greater role in promoting the heinous "prosperity gospel" globally than TBN, whose programming is a veritable "Who's Who" of 'Word of Faith' charlatans, who have amassed vast personal fortunes at the expense of those who they have cynically conned into trusting their twisted message.

These are men and women whose assumed spirituality is the very antithesis of that of the good lady who many years ago wrote the heartfelt words of this beautiful song. These are folks who under the guise of Godliness unashamedly present a counterfeit "Christianity" of covetousness and carnality. Pernicious indeed are their ways, and the Way of Truth is indeed evil spoken of because of them. Unsaved people see them for what they are, and tragically want nothing to do with the Faith in consequence of what they see; it's only professing Christians who are hooked by the hype! 

"Silver and gold have I none" declared the Apostle Peter, as recorded in Acts 3:6. He'd never have had acceptable credentials for getting aired on TBN...

TBN UKTRUE BLESSINUNKNOWN!

Watching TBN? Do yourself a very big favour: pick up your TV remote and press the 'OFF' button. Then do yourself an even bigger favour:

"Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read."
(Isaiah  34:16)

Sunday, 18 October 2015

A QUESTION OF CHRISTIAN LOVE: TO WARN, OR TO BE SILENT?

"As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: 
be zealous therefore, and repent."
(Revelation 3:19)

There are those who are of the opinion that writing the kind of articles that appear on this blog, and others like it, is not a loving thing for a Christian to do. They hold that in love we should let be, remain silent, and leave it all to God to deal with later on. But it really needs to be asked of our Christian love, "In what way is it being demonstrated? When is it true, and when is it mistaken? When is it being exercised with wisdom, and when with folly?"

Here is a little parable that the Lord has laid on my heart to present to anyone who has ears that are open to receive it:



Two men were walking down the street. Alan and George were great friends, as were their two young sons, James and Jack, who were ambling along a few steps ahead of their fathers, engrossed in their own little world.

Suddenly, the boys saw a pigeon on the opposite pavement, and as they just loved chasing pigeons into flight, they immediately started running across the road towards it.

"Stop, James!" cried his father Alan. "There's a bus coming! How many times have you been told it's very dangerous to cross the road without looking! Come back here now, you silly boy!"

James skidded to a halt and sheepishly stepped back onto the pavement, but Jack raced on regardless. "MY dad's said nothing to ME!" he grinned.

George turned to Alan. "How can you yell at your boy like that?" he demanded angrily. "I love my son so much I'd never shout at him like that!"

Scarcely had the words left his lips when there was a terrible squealing of brakes. With unbelieving eyes George watched helplessly as his son was hit by the speeding bus that Alan had anxiously warned about, and was crushed beneath its heavy wheels. 

It was all now far too late; Jack was beyond hearing any amount of anguished shouts of warning...


"A wise son heareth his father's instruction: 
but a scorner heareth not rebuke."
(Proverbs 13:1)

"Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine."
(2 Timothy 4:2)

Friday, 16 October 2015

"THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING!" - THE VOUK INVESTIGATION.

This article is re-blogged from Neville Stephens' site www.ziontalywain.blogspot.co.uk with his kind permission.


MORE CURRENT INFORMATION NEEDED TO BRING TAYLOR, PARSONS AND VOUK TO JUSTICE! PLEASE HELP!

DEAR FRIENDS,

ALTHOUGH THINGS HAVE GONE VERY QUIET LATELY, THE INVESTIGATION INTO SENIOR MANAGEMENT AT VOUK IS STILL IN FULL FLIGHT! THESE INVESTIGATIONS TAKE A LONG TIME, AND CANNOT BE HURRIED BECAUSE OF THE IMPATIENCE OF A FEW PEOPLE!

WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT NOW IS TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO KNOWS OF THE ONGOINGS AT VOUK SINCE THE START OF 2015 - ANY KNOWLEDGE OF PHYSICAL OR MENTAL ABUSE, POOR FOOD, FORCING RESIDENTS TO WORK, TAKING THE RESIDENTS' BENEFIT PAYMENTS, ETC.

IT IS ALL WELL AND GOOD MAKING ANONYMOUS COMMENTS, BUT IF YOU HAVE ANY GENUINE INFORMATION TO HELP THE INVESTIGATION, PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY VIA THIS BLOG OR ON 07808 251502 TO DISCUSS WHAT YOU MAY KNOW.

ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WILL BE HANDLED WITH THE GREATEST OF DISCRETION, AND WILL BE A MASSIVE HELP IN PUSHING FORWARD WITH THE INVESTIGATION, WHICH IS STILL PUSHING FORWARD FOR JUSTICE FOR THOSE WHO SUFFERED UNDER THE REIGN OF TAYLOR AND PARSONS!

THERE ARE SERIOUS PLAYERS TAKING PART IN THIS INVESTIGATION, SO PLEASE COME FORWARD TO HELP US. WE HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION AND AMMUNITION ALREADY, BUT WE NEED SOME MORE "FRESH" INFORMATION SINCE THE START OF THIS YEAR WHICH WILL GREATLY ASSIST IN BRINGING THESE INDIVIDUALS TO JUSTICE!

MARANATHA BLESSINGS,

NEV.

From my own personal knowledge, I can confirm that when Nev says that there are serious players 
taking part in this investigation, that is indeed very much the case. They are very serious players 
indeed! I can't stress enough the importance of people coming forward, staff or residents, who know 
the truth of the matter! And now is the time to do it!

Nev's contact details are as above. My email is watchman4wales@yahoo.co.uk - Many thanks, Rob.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

PRE-TRIB. OR MID-TRIB. OR POST-TRIB. OR PRE-WRATH? THE RAPTURE ARGUMENT RAGES, RESULTING ONLY IN DIVISION!

"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)


The Rapture. The Harpazo. The Snatching Away. The Translation of the Saints. Whatever way you care to describe it, it is an event that the Bible teaches WILL happen at some point in the future. But exactly WHEN it will happen is a controversial issue to say the least! This question of the timing of the Rapture has been the subject of absolutely endless debate since way back when, and unfortunately also the cause of unresolved and often bitter conflict among sincere believers who might otherwise be in complete harmony one with another, and in agreement on all essential doctrine. 

IT IS GOOD AND RIGHT TO BELIEVE IN THE RAPTURE, FOR THIS IS UPHOLDING SCRIPTURAL TRUTH. WHAT IS NOT GOOD IS THE OPEN HOSTILITY - AND THE RESULTANT POLARIZATION - BEING EVERYWHERE DEMONSTRATED BY THOSE ON ALL SIDES OF THE DEBATE TOWARDS THOSE OF A DIFFERENT PERSUASION. THIS IS, QUITE SIMPLY, VERY WRONG, FOR HEALTHY CHRISTIAN DEBATE HAS DEGENERATED INTO HEATED ARGUMENT AND DEEP DIVISION, SETTING BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER AND SISTER AGAINST SISTER, FOR NO PROFIT WHATSOEVER TO ANYONE EXCEPT OUR DELIGHTED MUTUAL ENEMY!

Most believers who have been in the Faith for any length of time will probably have formulated their own opinion on the subject; the problems occur when one person will feel that he or she has a superior understanding of it than another. When this causes someone to label those with an opposing position as being in error, or worse, deceived and deceiving, or worse still, a heretic, the situation has become grievous indeed.

We who believe in the reality of the Rapture have now become so busy beating each other with big sticks over the issue of its timing, that our eyes have effectively been taken off the ball. We have been side-tracked into a no-win civil war, and in the process stopped seeing that the real battle is actually with a common foe that is gaining ground by the second as we fiercely and foolishly fight among ourselves. The true opposition to be tackled? Those with an utterly unbiblical false eschatology who dismiss the Rapture as mere myth. Consider this published quote from UK Restorationist leader Gerald Coates, who established the 'Pioneer' strand of the British New Church Movement:


"The Rapture idea is ridiculous... One has to conclude that the secret rapture theory may be evangelical, but is nonetheless unbiblical. It is a grotesque idea - the rapture may be a most agreeable doctrine for cowards, but it is nothing better than wishful thinking and must be relegated to the area of myth and fantasy."
(from 'What On Earth Is This Kingdom?')

IT IS THE REPUDIATION OF THE RAPTURE THAT IS WRONG DOCTRINE, AND IT IS INTRINSICALLY LINKED TO THE DOMINIONIST / 'KINGDOM NOW' DELUSION. RIGHT DOCTRINE IS SIMPLY TO UPHOLD THE RAPTURE AS A SCRIPTURAL TRUTH; NOTHING MORE AND NOTHING LESS THAN THIS. ITS TIMING IS EMPHATICALLY NOT A DOCTRINAL MATTER!

Me? Well, I make no apology for my own continued Pre-Trib. stance, but I have no problem in accepting that other folks are of an alternative though equally honest persuasion. My personal understanding of 2 Thessalonians 2:6-9 is that the Restrainer, being the Person of the Holy Spirit, is to be removed, and THEN the Antichrist is revealed. And as the Holy Spirit indwells the believing Body, the (true) Church needs must go with Him when He leaves. Just one reason why I think as I do as things stand, but I'm not going to be dogmatic about it and have absolutely no desire to argue the toss. So please don't write to me to lock horns over this. Let us remember that we all see through a glass but darkly, and know only in part (Ref. 1 Corinthians 13:12); we don't yet know it all (though there is certainly no shortage of "know-it-alls" out there!) The whole purpose of this posting is to present an urgent plea for tolerance and respect for fellow Christians who may have a viewpoint differing from our own, over what is a NON-ESSENTIAL issue.

As Augustine of Hippo urged:


"In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things charity."

The Rapture is NOT something to be used for spiritual one-upmanship, and as a reason for crossing swords with a fellow believer who is similarly saved by grace and is similarly exercising his or her right to hold a different view. There are some things in the Faith which we can debate until the proverbial cows come mooing home, without ever reaching any across-the-board consensus, things like Arminianism v. Calvinism, Cessationism v. continuation of the gifts, or Eternal Security (Once Saved Always Saved). The Rapture is another of those contentious things, to be handled so, so very carefully.

WHATEVER SOME MAY THINK AND DECISIVELY DECLARE, HOLY WRIT DOES NOT PROVIDE US WITH A DEFINITIVE ANSWER AS TO WHEN EXACTLY THE RAPTURE WILL OCCUR. WE CAN MAKE ASSUMPTIONS, WE MAY MAKE "INTELLIGENT GUESSES" BASED ON WHAT SCRIPTURE DOES REVEAL. BUT WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE, ONE MAN'S OR WOMAN'S OPINION IS JUST AS VALID AS ANOTHER'S. IT IS GOD ALONE WHO KNOWS FOR SURE; WE HAVE ONLY TENTATIVE AND SUBJECTIVE INTERPRETATIONS. JUST HYPOTHESES. THAT'S HOW IT IS. 

IN INSPIRING THE WRITING OF THE WORD, THE HOLY SPIRIT DID NOT SEE FIT TO BE MORE SPECIFIC, AND OBVIOUSLY HAD HIS REASONS FOR THIS. PERHAPS ONE OF THE REASONS WAS TO KEEP US ON OUR TOES, TO BE READY AND WAITING REGARDLESS OF WHEN THE LORD COMES FOR US, TO BE AS THE WISE VIRGINS WITH LAMPS KEPT FULL OF OIL, IN A STATE OF CONSTANT READINESS FOR THE BRIDEGROOM'S IMMINENT RETURN. (Ref. Matthew 25:1-13). IT IS MOST CERTAINLY OUR BRIEF TO BE WATCHING OUT FOR CHRIST'S COMING, NOT FOR ANTICHRIST'S!

At some unknown point, every single one of us who are truly His will be "snatched away" from this Earth! It may be an individual "harpazo," when God unties the silver cord and our spirit returns to He who gave it (Ref. Ecclesiastes 12:6-7), or it may be in that corporate "harpazo" to meet the Lord in the air while we yet live. Either way, we'll be in the temporal one moment, and in the eternal the next! And the only concern for us all at that time will be that - in an attitude of humble thankfulness to God for His infinite mercy - we've made it safely home!


"Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."
(Matthew 25:13)

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Further reading:
http://www.gotquestions.org/rapture-of-the-church.html

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Sunday, 4 October 2015

JAMES W. GOLL - A FALSE PROPHET OF THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION AND A 'BIBLE COLLEGE OF WALES' LECTURER.

"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)


JAMES W. GOLL AND THE BIBLE COLLEGE OF WALES

On May 25th. this year, the refurbished Bible College of Wales in Swansea reopened, with Lou Engle and Dutch Sheets leading the celebrations of the Dominionist takeover. This sorry story was covered in a previous article:
http://watchman4wales.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/bible-college-of-wales-reopens-lou.html

The first intake of eager students arrived at BCW on 24th. August, with the semester ending on 13th. November. (There will be two intakes a year, at a cost to each student of £1,300 for a 3-month course). As a sharp and direct warning about the kind of things that they will be opening themselves up to by studying at this hyper-Charismatic establishment, I will focus here on one of the staff members who has been recruited to teach the new generation of students to walk unwittingly through the doors of Derwen Fawr. The lecturer in question is one James W. Goll.

This is Goll's bio as it appears on the College website:

DR. JAMES W. GOLL

Co-founder, Encounters Network and International Director, Prayer Storm
Dr. James W. Goll is the co-founder of Encounters Network - a ministry to the nations and the International Director of Prayer Storm. He is the author of over 25 books including The Lost Art of Intercession, The Seer, Dream Language, The Coming Israel Awakening and many others. James is a member of the Harvest International Ministries Apostolic Team, the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders, and other national and international ministries.

OK. Spot any red flags fluttering here? 'The Seer' and 'Dream Language' give a hint as to the make-up of the man, but let's consider "James is a member of the Harvest International Ministries Apostolic Team." This is Che Ahn's outfit. And Che Ahn is at the very core of the gangrenous weeping sore on the Body of Christ that is the New Apostolic Reformation, with its supposed "Seven Mountains Mandate" to take over ALL areas of human activity and establish the Kingdom on Earth PRIOR to Christ's return. This one collaboration alone is confirmation enough that Goll's theology and eschatology is fundamentally flawed, and that he rejects the absolute authority of the Written Word. But let's continue...

Another red flag? How about "James is a member of... the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders." ACPE is convened annually by NAR frontman C. Peter Wagner, and is a major gathering of self-appointed and mutually back-slapping "prophets" in the NAR hierarchy. People like Chuck Pierce, Tommy Tenney and Cindy Jacobs, all of whom I've had occasion to warn about in these columns previously. Cindy Jacobs conclusively admitted that she and the whole Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders are FALSE prophets! This is what she said on one of her own 'God Knows' TV programmes, when talking about ACPE:


"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."

IF THEY DIDN'T GET IT RIGHT, IT WAS A FALSE PROPHECY UTTERED BY FALSE PROPHETS. PERIOD. AND THE CONCEPT OF THOSE FALSE PROPHETS RE-VISITING THEIR FALSE PROPHECIES IN ORDER TO CORRECT THEM JUST BEGGARS BELIEF! OH DEAR, DR. GOLL. YOUR GOOD FRIEND CINDY JACOBS HAS HERSELF OUTED YOU, SHOWING YOU UP FOR THE CHARLATANS YOU ALL ARE!

"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."
(Deuteronomy 18:22)


ANGELS, ORBS AND A PERSONAL VISIT FROM "JESUS"

James W. Goll is a man who "sees" things and "hears" things, like the alleged audible "voice of God." Please watch the following video of Goll being interviewed on Sid Roth's 'It's Supernatural' TV programme (as aired on the apostate TBN channel). Anyone with the tiniest pinch of discernment will perceive in this that Goll is in no way a true man of God, but rather a New Age mystic and conjurer of demonic entities, passing off heavy occultism as the work of the Holy Spirit.


Let's examine some of the experiences that Goll boasts about in this interview. After telling the awe-struck Sid that the first prophecy he ever heard came out of his own mouth - a "prophecy" which can realistically only be described as so much nonsensical claptrap - the seer proceeds to relate a series of spectacular occurrences. Let's start with:

"A lightning bolt crashes in the yard, and I wake up at 11.59 at night and the light from the lightning bolt comes into the bedroom, and now a man, an angel, is standing at the end of my bed... He looks at me for one straight minute, the clock turns to 12 zero zero..."

"This opened the door to nine straight weeks of angelic visitations that would go from midnight to 5 a.m."

Now, let me think. What angel was it that fell to earth as lightning? Ah, yes, it was SATAN. And yes, isn't he still able to appear as an angel of light?

What is it about 12 o'clock midnight that rings a little bell in my brain? Of course! It's the "witching hour" when all things occult revel in the deep darkness. And how very strange that Goll's midnight visitors would always depart before daybreak - NOT!

The Word of God unambiguously spells it out concerning such things, though Goll sadly but unsurprisingly fails to take heed:


"Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness."
(1 Thessalonians 5:5)

Not just angels, but glowing orbs would appear to the super-blessed seer! Not a Scriptural phenomenon, but one that's well-known in occult circles. But hey, why worry about little details like that, especially when you have "Jesus" turning up and teaching you personally!

According to Goll, "Jesus" appeared to him and gave him an extraordinary teaching on healing. Sadly, and all too typical of NAR "prophets" the revelation was not just extra-ordinary but extra-Biblical. Not to mention downright ridiculous, as we shall see. Goll's "Jesus" informs him that "with every wound I received I obtained a special level of healing for my people." Goll then informs us that "he took me to his wounds... he took me to his back and the 39 stripes..." 

Firstly, let us note that Scripture does not give a count of the stripes received by Jesus. The number of 39 cited by Goll refers to the Jewish custom of giving a 39-lash punishment for offences. But Jesus was scourged not by the Jews but by the Romans, who had little to no regard for Jewish customs, and who could have whipped Him any number of times. Unlike the seer, the Bible is silent on the total amount. But let's now look closely at what Goll goes on to reveal:


"Within each of those places where the back of Yeshua/Jesus was laid open I saw names of sicknesses and diseases. I saw leukaemia, I saw paralysis... I saw names written in every one of the stripes of Jesus. He takes me to the crown of thorns, and he says, 'When the crown of thorns was pierced upon my head I obtained healing for every mental disease known to mankind.' He took me to his feet where they were pierced through, and he said, ''I obtained healing for paralysis'..."

Goll tells us that in each of the wounds the specific names of medical complaints were written. Let's examine this amazing claim coolly and logically, using just a few cells of the brain God gave us to think things through and reason with. We might first note that although Goll claims that the wound in Jesus' feet obtained healing for paralysis, the word 'paralysis' was written in one of the stripes on his back. This means that Goll is either completely contradicting himself as to exactly which wound won which type of healing, thus making his "Jesus" pretty darned confused, or the names of the conditions for which healing was obtained were all written in the stripes, regardless of the actual location of the wound on Jesus' body which had obtained that particular healing. Either scenario makes Goll's tale an absolute fable!

Consider this. How many sicknesses and diseases are there? Well, nobody knows, one of the reasons being that new ones are being identified all the time. But at least one very important list is available, the World Health Organization's ICD-10, the current International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. This catalogues and assigns codes to all the conditions recognized, and is used world-wide for health service resource allocation and insurance company pay-outs. (It is implemented by the NHS here in the UK). And how many medical conditions does this coding system allow for? A staggering 14,400+ with capacity for extension to 16,000+ if required!

Dr. Goll, your claim is simply ludicrous. In just 3 of the 39 stripes that you extra-Biblically assume were on the Lord's back, 1,000+ names would have had to be written, and all obscured by bruising and blood and torn skin! A statistical and visual impossibility, unless the words were so minute that  a microscope would be needed to read them, and one with x-ray capability at that. Do you have the eyes of a Marvel Comics superhero, Dr. Goll? Or was there perhaps only the one solitary word written in each of the remarkably unbruised and bloodless stripes? But that would leave multiple thousands of physical complaints excluded from the "special level of healing" would it not? Would 39 conditions out of a 5-figure total really constitute "a special level of healing?"

Don't you think it's quite incredble also, that the words were written in ENGLISH? Or that even more incredibly, Jesus apparently had to OBTAIN these healings?

JESUS DIDN'T HAVE TO "OBTAIN" HEALING FROM ANYONE OR ANYWHERE. THE ABILITY TO HEAL WAS ALWAYS HIS, AND HE WAS USING THAT HEALING POWER - IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS WILL AND PURPOSES - LONG BEFORE CALVARY! THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT THE HEALING OF THE ATONEMENT IS SPIRITUAL, NOT PHYSICAL. BY FAITH OUR SPIRIT IS REDEEMED, BUT OUR FLESH REMAINS SUBJECT TO DISEASE, DECAY AND DEATH, REGARDLESS OF OUR RE-BIRTH IN HIM. WE DO NOT YET HAVE PERFECT BODIES GIFTED TO US!

WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT, GOLL'S CLAIMS SIMPLY DON'T ADD UP. THE WORDS TRIPPING OFF HIS TONGUE CAN - AND SHOULD BE - COMPLETELY DISMISSED AS JUST SO MUCH SENSATIONALIST DRIVEL... UNLESS, THAT IS, TRUTH AND REALITY HAVE FAR LESS APPEAL FOR YOU THAN FANTASY AND FABRICATION!

If, of course, Goll's claimed "revelation knowledge" is the kind of giddy fiction you are into, you will no doubt have drooled over his 'Living in the Supernatural Course' as hyped in this episode of the Rothy Horror Show. My goodness, for a mere $49 - I love the way these guys use the word "donation" rather than "price!" - the eminent seer will teach you, among other things, "how to partner with angels so you can access their supernatural assistance." An utterly unBiblical practice, but hey, there are indeed lots of angels out there who are more than willing to partner with you. Unfortunately, they happen to be of the FALLEN kind!

We might mention that Goll has amassed quite a catalogue of "must have" merchandise. Apart from his shelf-full of books for the aspiring seer, you could perhaps be enticed to buy his "Prophetic Worship" CD called 'Invitation to Intimacy' from his big buddy and fellow ACPE member Steve Shultz's 'Elijah List' website. Allegedly recorded while Goll was "caught up into another realm," the ad gushes, "It is great for soaking!" Well, if you want a good "soak" I'd recommend splashing out the $15 on bubble bath instead, and would also suggest that CD in this particular context stands for Complete Delusion!

As the Word of God warns:


"And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you..."
(2 Peter 2:2-3)

DR. JAMES W. GOLL IS TO CHRISTIANITY WHAT A "WILD WEST" SNAKE OIL SALESMAN IS TO MEDICINE. BUT HE DRAWS LARGE CROWDS OF PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM AURAL PRURITUS SYNDROME: FOLKS WITH BADLY ITCHING EARS... CAUSED BY A SEVERE ALLERGY TO BIBLICAL TRUTH! (See 2 Timothy 4:3-4).


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Recommended further viewing: 
All prospective BCW students should watch this excellent video exposing James W. Goll's false teachings and fantastical claims:



Enrolling at The Bible College of Wales?


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