Excerpts from Lighthouse Trails Newletter  - August 4, 2008

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Todd Bentley's Revival Ending

Dalai Lama and Rick Warren Both Preach Compassion in Interfaith Settings

Rick Warren's Global PEACE Plan versus the Great Commission

 

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Todd Bentley Revival Ending - Returns to Ignite
 by Slaughtering the Sheep Blog
August 2, 2008 

The tents are coming down!

After today's service, the tents in Lakeland are coming down, and the revival is moving back to Ignited Church where it originated.  The revival was slated to end August 23rd, but with dwindling crowds, the hefty price tag may be too much for those in charge of the revival to continue, and it is shutting down early.

When the so-called revival first began, Bentley made the bold statement that God told him this revival would continue until the second coming of the Lord.  Either God was mistaken, or Bentley was speaking presumptuously in the name of God....

What does this mean for his enablers such as Patricia King, Bob Jones, Stacey Campbell, Che Ahn, Paul Cain, Rick Joyner, and others who prophesied over Todd in his commissioning?   Click here to read this entire commentary.

See also Angels or Demons? Todd Bentley and "The Beautiful Side of Evil"


Dalai Lama and Rick Warren Both Preach Compassion in Interfaith Settings

Understand the Times with Roger Oakland

The following article about the Dalai Lama explains that his purpose in spending so much time in meditation is to promote compassion as the key to making planet earth a better place. This would mean working together with leaders of all religions in a cooperative effort.

This is very interesting in light of the fact that Pastor Rick Warren is holding a conference at Saddleback August 16, 2008 titled "Saddleback Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion."

Further, in an article we posted July 21 titled "McCain, Obama to Appear Together at California Megachurch", the following statement was made: "In conjunction with the Civil Forum event, Warren will convene an interfaith meeting with about 30 Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders to discuss joint projects that can benefit all Americans." Notice the interesting common denominator with the two plans - the Dalai Lama's plan and Rick Warren's plan - working together with all religions to benefit all.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with having compassion for others - however, uniting together with other religions for a common cause to make the world a better place, may well end up being a slippery slope that will someday lead to the union of the religions of the world for the cause of peace that will eventually bring about sudden destruction by the Prince of Peace (Jesus). Click here to read this entire article.


Rick Warren's Global PEACE Plan versus the Great Commission

by Paul Proctor (News With Views)

Jesus did not send out just anyone who was willing to tag along to help "cure societal problems."

If that's all He was attempting to accomplish in Matthew 10, He was a miserable failure because, from what the Bible teaches, society's problems continued long after the disciples returned and, in fact, got a lot worse - especially for followers of Jesus.

OneNewsNow.com recently reported the following in an article by Jim Brown titled Interfaith "cooperation" at Saddleback:

California mega-church pastor Rick Warren says Christians should not be reticent to work with Mormons, Muslims, Buddhists, and even atheists to cure societal problems.

In conjunction with the presidential forum he is hosting next month at Saddleback Church, Pastor Rick Warren will convene an interfaith meeting for 30 Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders "to discuss cooperation for the common good of all Americans."

Now I don't, for a minute, expect anyone outside the Body of Christ to appreciate the things of God, His sovereignty, His glory, His purpose, His Word or even the gospel. If you're a social worker - even a Christian working as a volunteer within a charitable, yet secular organization, you are to be commended for your service to society.

But the church was not established by Jesus Christ to partner with other world religions and beliefs to share God's glory with Allah, Joseph Smith, Buddha or Madeline Murray O'Hare. Neither were we called by Christ to bring their followers into the ministry with us. Those who have truly been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb ought to know better than this.

There is any number of popular preachers these days, both on and off TV, touting unbiblical notions to cheering crowds as if they were carrying out the Great Commission. Many of them, if not most, are convinced that their worldly success and the resulting fame and fortune they enjoy is evidence of God's approval and blessing.

The fanatical followers of these smooth talkers are so far from the truth and so taken by their preacher's voice, reasoning with them, even from the scriptures, is often like reasoning with an animal, which is why I believe Jesus said, in Matthew 7, verse 6: "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you."
Click here to read this entire article.


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