Dear Friends and family,

In this posting I paste an article on Satan’s Ecumenical Strategy by Cecil Andrews of Take Heed Ministries. Cecil has kindly given permission for us to utilise any article that may help the cause of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Perhaps this may help to understand the importance of every stand made against ecumenical unity as we see one initiative after another being put into place as bricks that make up a wall too strong to push over.

http://www.takeheed.net/News_From_The_Front/news14.htm

SATAN’S SAME

Confusion

SUBTLE STRATEGY

by Cecil Andrews

In Genesis 3:1 we read “Now the serpent was more subtil than any

beast of the field”. The word “subtil” would be well understood

as meaning ‘crafty’ in today’s language.

Into a clearcut situation “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” [Genesis 2:16-17] the serpent [Satan] introduces confusion – “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?… Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” [Genesis 3:1,4&5]

The consequence of Satan’s Subtle Strategy was

‘the fall’ and its effects are everywhere still evident today.

God’s clear-cut remedy for the salvation of fallen man is

through the proclamation of His ‘gospel’ “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth” [Romans 1:16] and “it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe” [1 Corinthians 1:21].

To try and counteract the saving effectiveness of God’s ‘gospel’ Satan has remained faithful to his tried and trusted tactic of sowing confusion. We are now living in days of unprecedented uncertainty where the very essence of ‘the gospel’ is concerned and it is all due to Satan’s age-old ploy of questioning the truth and reliability of God’s word – still today Satan says “Yea, hath God said”?

Not only has Satan sought to pollute and pervert the core ingredients of God’s ‘gospel’ but he has also sought to confuse the identity and distinguishing marks of a true ‘Christian’. The success of this strategy is best seen in a number of developments in recent years. The most worrying aspect of all of this is that many who describe themselves as being ‘EVANGELICAL’ show the greatest evidence of being the victims of Satan’s Strategy of sowing confusion. Earlier I mentioned ‘developments in recent years’ so let me briefly mention a few of these by way of example

March 1994

Publication of

‘Evangelicals and Catholics Together – The Christian Mission For The Third Millennium’.

This was endorsed by leading so-called Evangelicals such as

J I Packer, Bill Bright and Charles Colson.

1995

Promotion of the

‘Alpha Course’

by Sandy Millar and Nicky Gumbel of Holy Trinity Brompton

church in the midst of they and their fellowship

experiencing the so-called ‘Toronto Blessing’.

July 1998

Publication of

‘Evangelicals and Catholics Together in Ireland’.

At a number of meetings in Belfast and Dublin J I Packer

in company with ‘Father’ Pat Collins sought to justify this concept.

1998

Publication of

‘Adventures in Reconciliation;

29 Catholic testimonies’.

The joint editors of this publication [funded by the European Programme

for Peace and Reconciliation] were Paddy Monaghan and Eugene Boyle

of the group known as ‘Evangelical Catholic Initiative’. Amongst

the ‘Protestant’ endorsers of this book were Bishop Harold Millar

(Church of Ireland), Rev Ken Wilson (Methodist) Pastor Paul Reid

(Christian Fellowship Church) and Rev Ken Newell and Rev

Trevor Morrow (both Presbyterian). On the Roman Catholic side

Cardinal Cahal Daly and Archbishop Sean Brady endorsed it.

These theological hybrid endeavours have produced a rich harvest of deadly poisonous fruit when they speak of how a person becomes a Christian and when they spread the ‘testimonies’ of those claiming to be Christian. Rather than bringing clarity into the realm of the matters addressed they have served only to introduce widespread confusion. Many of God’s people have been greatly troubled by these developments. They have to a degree lost peace of mind over matters that were formerly never in dispute. Why has this happened and who is at the back of it all? The scriptures assist us greatly with these words For God is not the author of confusion but of peace” [1 Corinthians 14:33].

Satan has without doubt been very busy.

Briefly I would like to detail some of the ‘genetically modified’

teachings and testimonies that genuine evangelical believers

are being asked to swallow and accept as being both faithful

sound doctrine and testimony of belonging to Christ’s sheep.

Please consider this section [with comments added] from the

March 1994

‘Evangelicals and Catholics Together – The

Christian Mission For The Third Millennium’

‘Those converted – whether [1] understood as having received the new birth for the first time [evangelical Holy Spirit regeneration] or [2] as having experienced the reawakening of the new birth originally bestowed in the sacrament of baptism [Roman Catholic sacramental baptismal regeneration] must be given full freedom as they decide the [church] community in which they will live their new life in Christ [Evangelical or Roman Catholic churches viewed as equally valid].

The so-called ‘Evangelicals’ who signed this document officially sanctioned baptismal regeneration as a valid way of becoming a Christian and formally acknowledged Roman Catholicism as a viable form of Christianity. They have ably promoted Satan’s Subtle Strategy of confusion.

‘Alpha News’ – March – July 2000

On the front page of this newspaper there is a photograph of TV presenter Diane Louise Jordan and underneath we read

‘A video explaining the vision for the Alpha supper initiative in September is being sent to all the 7000 churches in the UK running Alpha. The video is introduced by TV presenter Diane Louise Jordan’.

Half the text of page 3 is given over to supplying further information about this project and the remainder of pages 3 & 6 is entirely devoted to Diane Louise Jordan’s ‘testimony’.

In all the articles on these pages about the video and Diane Lousie Jordan herself there is not one mention of Jesus Christ. There is not one usage of the word sin. There is not one reference to either Calvary or The Cross. There is not one mention of conversion or having been born again.

There are in fact quite a number of disturbing and dare I say it ‘diabolical’ incidents referred to as the following extracts from the ‘testimony’ will show.

When somebody dies in your family you ask the questions, “What is it all about? Where do we go after this? But I remember feeling quite peaceful about my sister dying because I really believe she was going somewhere better…While I was at Blue Peter, there was a producer friend who I got on with famously. He was trendy…he loved partying…We were once stuck in a hotel near Auschwitz…so we sat at the bar all evening…and in the middle of this conversation he announced that he went to a church in the centre of London where they had discussions about faith. It wasn’t churchy and a lot of media people went there so I should feel at home…I told him I didn’t believe in Christianity and it wasn’t for me…

A couple of years later we found ourselves in Argentina…On my day off I was lying on my bed with my eyes wide open when I had this massive vision. I saw my sister…There was no stress on her face…She told me that she was in heaven with God. It was a beautiful experience but I was freaked out and cried uncontrollably…Later on my friend came to find out where I was and I told him what had happened. He said that it was probably God [Luke 16:27-31 would teach differently]

…when I was leaving Blue Peter six years later…they invited me to present one episode of ‘Songs of Praise’ from LOURDES which is an incredibly spiritual place

[The question is which ‘spirits’ are active at Lourdes]

…one evening we went to the Grotto…I just stood at the side…and I just could not stop crying…I came back from there feeling quite changed…From that moment on I actually started telling everybody I was a Christian…I remembered that my producer friend had mentioned this course…It was called an Alpha course…I spoke to him about my experience in Lourdes and he just said “Yeah, I think you ought to go and do this course”…Then in 1998 I was invited to present ‘Songs of Praise’ about Alpha from Holy Trinity Brompton…It felt fantastic…and I thought “I’ve really got to go back and do this Alpha course”. So I went back and completed the course and during that time GOD SORT OF CREPT UP ON ME REALLY GENTLY AND HE HAS KEPT CREEPING EVER SINCE

[I read in my bible of ‘conviction’ and ‘conversion’

but I’m struggling to find God ‘CREEPING’].

God has been clearing away all the clutter… Even my friends are saying “You are much

As I read this ‘testimony’ I thought of the words of 1 John 4:1 “Beloved believe not every spirit but try [test] the spirits whether they are of God”.

I must confess that this ‘fruit’ of ALPHA left a bitter taste as I digested it.

Finally I want to consider the confusion sown in recent years by

‘EVANGELICAL CATHOLICS’

1998 saw the publication of a booklet and book, both of which were heavily influenced by the Irish ‘Evangelical Catholic Initiative’, based just south of Dublin. On the ‘Group Participants’ committee that helped draw up the booklet

‘Evangelicals and Catholics Together in Ireland’

were Eugene Boyle and Paddy Monaghan who on the front cover of the book

‘Adventures in Reconciliation – 29 Catholic Testimonies’

were listed as ‘Editors’. These 2 men act as spokespersons in Northern and Southern Ireland for this ‘Evangelical Catholic Initiative’ grouping. Another who was a member of the ‘Group Participants’ committee and endorsed the ‘ECT in Ireland’ booklet and also wrote a commendation at the start of the book ‘Adventures in Reconciliation’ was Presbyterian minister Trevor Morrow. Let me quote part of what he wrote

‘The Jewish Christians from Jerusalem had come down to Galatia and were fearful that Paul’s message of justification apart from the work of the law would undermine the traditions and identity of their Jewish inheritance. They were insisting that it was not enough for a Gentile to believe in Jesus Christ. They also had to follow the laws of Judaism; to be circumcised, sabbaths and festivals, in order for them to be accepted as Christians. It became for them a criteria for FELLOWSHIP [emphasis mine]. Paul rails against this. If someone insists that something else is required, apart from faith, in order to accept a person as a fellow Christian, or as a basis of fellowship, then they, says Paul, are preaching a false gospel.

If you refer back to the article in my last newsletter entitled

‘Ecumenical “stones for bread” (Luke 11:11) in Ballymena’

you will discover an uncanny similarity between what Russell Birney preached and what Trevor Morrow has here written. They are obviously ‘singing from the same perverted ecumenical hymn-sheet’ to persuade people that the term ‘Evangelical Catholic’ is not what it truly is – a contradiction in terms.

Finally I want to consider the confusion sown in recent years by

‘EVANGELICAL CATHOLICS’

1998 saw the publication of a booklet and book, both of which were heavily influenced by the Irish ‘Evangelical Catholic Initiative’, based just south of Dublin. On the ‘Group Participants’ committee that helped draw up the booklet

‘Evangelicals and Catholics Together in Ireland’

were Eugene Boyle and Paddy Monaghan who on the front cover of the book

‘Adventures in Reconciliation – 29 Catholic Testimonies’

were listed as ‘Editors’. These 2 men act as spokespersons in Northern and Southern Ireland for this ‘Evangelical Catholic Initiative’ grouping. Another who was a member of the ‘Group Participants’ committee and endorsed the ‘ECT in Ireland’ booklet and also wrote a commendation at the start of the book ‘Adventures in Reconciliation’ was Presbyterian minister Trevor Morrow. Let me quote part of what he wrote

‘The Jewish Christians from Jerusalem had come down to Galatia and were fearful that Paul’s message of justification apart from the work of the law would undermine the traditions and identity of their Jewish inheritance. They were insisting that it was not enough for a Gentile to believe in Jesus Christ. They also had to follow the laws of Judaism; to be circumcised, sabbaths and festivals, in order for them to be accepted as Christians. It became for them a criteria for FELLOWSHIP [emphasis mine]. Paul rails against this. If someone insists that something else is required, apart from faith, in order to accept a person as a fellow Christian, or as a basis of fellowship, then they, says Paul, are preaching a false gospel.’

Going back to what Mr Morrow wrote, the Judaisers were not insisting on all those things listed as a basis for FELLOWSHIP – THEY WERE INSISTING UPON THEM AS THE GROUNDS FOR SALVATION and that was what Paul condemned as ‘preaching a false gosepl’ and as I explained in my previous article he publicly challenged those like Peter who fellowshipped with these ‘false gospel’ peddlars and Mr Morrow and Mr Birney are today both guilty of the same error as Peter. Sadly in June Trevor Morrow will be installed as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. The Presbyterian Church and Christ’s gospel have been well served by the outgoing Moderator, my brother in Christ, John Lockington, but true evangelicals in the Presbyterian Church will have to brace themselves for seeing their new Moderator happily engaging in false ecumenism. Following his selection in February the Belfast Telegraph reported [2/2/00] that ‘Dr Morrow will be willing to take part in joint acts of worship with Roman

Catholics’ even though the same article later quotes Mr Morrow as describing his own ministry as ‘evangelical, reformed and orthodox’. His willingness to engage in false ecumenism should come as no surprise following his comments back in 1989. That year the Presbyterian Church voted against joining the ecumenical

Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland.

The Belfast Telegraph [28/6/89] reported ‘The assembly voted overwhelmingly against the new inter-church body which includes the Roman Catholic Church of England and Wales’. The same article also reported ‘The leader of the Presbyterian Church in the Republic, Dr Trevor Morrow has strongly attacked decisions taken at the General Assembly to oppose membership of the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland…Dr Morrow told a meeting of the Dublin and Munster Presbytery yesterday that the decisions highlighted the need for “deep and radical repentance” within the Church’.

Finally, many on my ‘local’ mailing list will know of the concerns we raised about plans for Eugene Boyle to speak at the womens FOCUSFEST meetings to be held in Coleraine in early June. Apart from our own protests, many people including a large number of genuinely converted former Roman Catholics also wrote expressing their concerns. I am pleased to report that equal time will be allocated to Baptist Pastor, Clive Johnston, to question Mr Boyle [in depth] during these seminars. I am not claiming any victory here but simply rejoicing that an opportunity will be given [by way of questions] to express the view that Mr Boyle’s claimed position is in reality scripturally untenable.

Can you see the importance of sounding the alarm against ecumenical compromise? More and more people are following suit and silently joining hands with the Roman Catholic Church. The Lausanne Consultation for Jewish Evangelism seems to be yet another brick in the wall of ecumenical compromise. May people take note and take action.

Up to now we have had 76 signatures on our petition concerning the promotion and involvment of ecumenism within the Lausanne Consultation for Jewish Evangelism. Some of the singatories are involved in several ministries:

Name: Ruth Nessim (CJF Ministries Missionary in Israel http://www.cjfm.org/)

3/9/2013 Name removed as person sees this petition as inconsistent.

Name: John Hayworth (Firstplumbline Church) 3/9/2013 Correction.

Name: J. Jacob Prasch (Moriel Ministries’ International Director)

Name: Keith Parker (Prayer for Israel, UK)

Name: Geoffrey Toole (Moriel Ministries, Japan)

Name: Alan MacKenzie (Road to Recovery Christian Fellowship)

Name: Mark Van Niekerk (www.hazorim.org http://www.messiah.com.es )

Name: Roger Winter-Smith (Pastor of Stroud Green Christian Assembly)

Name: Chris De Wet (Moriel Ministries, Bloemfontein, SA)

Name: Jackie Alnor (Host of Apostasy Alert on Rapture Ready Radio Network

Name: Pastor Marco Quintana (Pastor of the Community Church of Devore)

Name: Scott Brisk (Moriel Be Alert) Name: Cecil Andrews (‘Take Heed’ Ministries)

Name: Felipe Diez (Reforma Ministries)
Name: PS David Royle (Moriel Missions Southern Africa)

In the words of Reginald Uka the 75 signatory of the Petition:

“Name: Reginald Uka on Dec 15, 2011
Comments: In Amos 3:3; it states can two walk together except they be agreed? And in 1cor.6:14-18 and in Rev.18:4; all warned Christians not to fellowship with false Christianity, that worships the creatures rather than the creator who is blessed who is blessed for ever, amen, Roman 1:25; it also warned believers in Yeshua of a false Christianity not engaging with a religious system that forbade marriage to their ministers, the practice of celibacy is of the devil, no wonder that this religious prostitute has scandals of scandals,as their priest, have been found to abuse wives,daughters of their parishioners. Engaging in paedophilicity,and priests involved in homosexual activities with minors,and alter boys, 1 Timothy 4:1-3. Christians are forbidden by Christ the Lord,not to call anyone father,because you have one father in heaven, and not to call anyone master or Rabbi because you have one master and a Rabbi, Christ the Lord, but this false religious system calls their priest fathers, and the top guy the Holy father. In the High priestly prayer of Christ to His father before He was crucified, Christ called the father in heaven, Holy Father in John 17:1-26. But this false religious system usurped this protected title of our Father in heaven to a mortal man that has breath in his nostril and also claimed to be infallible. This religious system also violates God’s command not to worship idols,graven images,and icons of dead saints, as against the bible in exodus 20: 3-5. This religious institution also claimed that their top bishop is the vicar of Christ the Lord. This is far from truth, the Holy Spirit is Christ vicar on earth as in John 16:7-8; 9-11. It is the blessed Holy Spirit that Christ sent on the feast of shavua or Pentecost is Christ’s vicar and representative not this man that protects child monsters,paedophil and sexual perverts mascurading as godly men. In retrospect, the above are sufficient ground to avoid fellowship with a system that violates the holy bible, and our blessed redeemer words. There are other reasons, but time and space made this difficult. I want to thank the Lord Jesus Christ who rescued me from this false, pseudo Christianity, hence, I am sounding out alarm to avoid her if you do not want to end up in flames in hellfire. Sincerely, Reginald Uka.
Please consider signing the petition if you haven’t done so already. If you can please post these on your websites or on your facebook wall. There is a button that will allow you to share it.
May our Messiah, Yeshua, bless you richly,
Salvador Ung Hayworth
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