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Word of Faith, The Great Exaltation - Big “G”, little “g” p1.

 

The Word Faith teaching of Finis Dake is among those who teach men are little gods.

The Dake’s Study Bible was published in 1963 with commentary on the Old and New Testaments (reinterpretations by Finis Dake). His teachings on the nature of God can also be found in Mormonism, theosophy and New Age. But most importantly the Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible is used by many of the word-faith teachers as a valid source for justification of their unbiblical doctrines.

Dake taught that God the Father has a physical body similar to man's. That he eats, wears clothes and lives on a planet called heaven; that Adam and Eve flew back and forth to the moon; that Christians will continue to have children throughout eternity… sound familiar? People like Benny Hinn and Kenneth Copeland have similar statements.

Dake did not distinguish the figurative language God uses in order to explain truths about his characteristics, and he brought confusion to what would have simply been more understandable. Continue Reading

 

The Buddhist Road Map by Scott Noble  

 

In this paper I'll be focusing on Theravada Buddhism, since this form of Buddhism, found mainly in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia and Laos, claims to resemble the original teachings of Sakyamuni Buddha most closely.  Other schools claim this as well, but historically speaking (not mystically speaking), the Theravada school’s claim seems to be the most substantiated.  Much of what has been written on Buddhism presents an idealized and incomplete portrait of Buddhist teachings.  This is difficult to avoid due to the vastness of the subject, but is enhanced by those who focus mainly on the positive aspects of Buddhism, omitting the more difficult issues.  In this paper I don’t claim to provide a comprehensive portrait, but I will attempt to address some of the more obscure and lesser known core issues and dilemmas of Buddhism, showing that it is indeed a fascinating system, but not one which will help a person fulfill their destiny in life.  I will also make some comparisons between Theravada Buddhism and Christianity based on biblical principles.  The paper will be presented under eight subtopics, namely No soul (anatta, Rebirth, Nirvana, Karma, Women, Meditation, Science, and God. Continue Reading

 

Which is the real Islam?

 

Were the hijackers radicals? Were they extremists, radicals or are they are following the Koran as Bin Laden is saying. This is something we will have to make our mind up as individuals and as a nation as the truth comes out. The translated version of the Arabic document that was left behind instructed the hijackers “You should pray, you should fast. You should ask God for guidance, you should ask God for help . . . Continue to pray throughout this night. Continue to recite the Koran.” What verses would they be reading before committing this inhuman act?

The Dallas Morning News quoted federal officials as saying that a copy of an Arabic-language prayer guide had been found in the wreckage of Flight 93. The first four pages of the document obtained by The Post recite some basic Islamic history about the prophet fighting infidels with 100 men against 1,000.Continue Reading

 

7th Day Adventism and Law Keepers Directory

 

Having investigated the criticisms against Ellen White, it seems that some SDAs prefer to take the non-committal option of agreeing that while the prophetess got some things wrong, she was originally inspired by God, then lost it along the way. The Bible teaches in Deuteronomy how we are to evaluate a prophet - that is, see if the prophecies are fulfilled. If they are, the prophet is of God. If not, they are a false prophet. Either all of Ellen White's prophecies are true, or none are.

 "You may say to yourselves, 'How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the Lord?' If, what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him."  Deutoronomy 18:21-22 Continue Reading

 

      A hidden teaching of the Roman Catholic church

JESUS plus works for righteousness equals nothing

 

Why would a Church that claims to find its source and continuation in the apostles say so many things that oppose and contradict the Bible whom the apostles and prophets wrote? Why would they add teachings that would end up contradicting the very Scripture  they claim to have preserved? Most Catholics would say they do not, but we should examine carefully whether this is true.  Because the facts show this and we always need to deal with the facts to get to the truth. If you want to know the truth about Catholicism ask a former Catholic that was born again the biblical way (not born by baptism) and see what they have to say. Continue Reading

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