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Simon Magus and the Apostle Simon Peter

Simon Magus and the Apostle Simon Peter
Simon Magus

Simon Magus

Simon Magus and the Apostle Simon Peter

Simon the Sorcerer or Simon the Magician, in Latin Simon Magus (Greek Σίμων ὁ μάγος), is a religious figure whose confrontation with Peter is recorded in Acts 8:9–24. According to Acts, Simon was a Samaritan Magus or religious figure of the 1st century AD and a convert to Christianity.   Simon the Sorcerer wanted to buy the Holy Spirit from the Apostles to use for his own personal gain.  The sin of simony, or paying for position and influence in the church, is named after Simon.

1 John 2:18  “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”

Matthew 24:23-24  “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 23 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

The apostle Peter’s real name was Simon. When Jesus gave Simon the nickname Peter, Jesus did it with a smile, because Simon’s faith was so strong.  Jesus gave Simon the name of Cephas in the Syriac language, Cephas meaning, a stone.  Peter is the Greek translation of Cephas.

John 1:42  “And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.” » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

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Seeking Salvation or Deliverance?

Seeking Salvation or Deliverance?

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Need Help?  Are you seeking deliverance or are you just seeking salvation?  You have come to the right place!

I am going to get right to the point regarding deliverance because I know you are desperate and need urgent help.  If you want salvation through Jesus Christ the Son of God and you need deliverance from either affliction or possession, please follow steps No. 1) through to No. 6), otherwise please just pray the wonderful sinners prayer we have for you that you may be born again and then do step No. 1 and No. 6).

Here are the steps you need to follow for salvation and for deliverance:

This is for anyone; those who think they are Christian but are not sure, those who are Charismatic, Pentecostal (believing in Baptism of the Holy Spirit by sign of gifts, ie., speaking in ‘heavenly’ tongues), Zionist (ZCC church), Anglican, Catholic, Calvinist, Seventh Day Adventist, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witnesses etc. Those in the Occult / New Age, Wiccan, Pagan or an unbeliever be that an atheist, agnostic etc. Or if you are Hindu, Buddhist, or Muslim etc.

“7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” (James 4:7-8)

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AN EARTHQUAKE REDEMPTION – Part 2

AN EARTHQUAKE REDEMPTION - Part 2

AN EARTHQUAKE REDEMPTION – Part 2

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A REAL DEATH FOR SIN, FOR EVERYONE, OR JUST A FEW ELECT? 

If ALL have sinned and ALL come short of the glory of God, then Jesus Christ must have died for ALL mankind, and not just for a select few, unless of course, the elect are the only ones who sin and have sinned, which is preposterous to say the least. MacArthur continued in this dastardly vain tone of erroneous statements, when he tried to explain why there is a heaven and a hell. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

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AN EARTHQUAKE REDEMPTION – Part 1

AN EARTHQUAKE REDEMPTION - Part 1

AN EARTHQUAKE REDEMPTION – Part 1

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One of the most poignant and beautiful passages in Scripture, despite the devastating earthquake that shook the prison where Paul and Silas had been incarcerated for their witness of the Gospel of redemption through Jesus Christ, is in Acts 16.

And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? (Acts 16:30).

It was no ordinary earthquake. It shook the foundations of the prison so that not only the prison doors were slammed open, but even the chains that shackled the prisoners to their cells were miraculously loosened. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

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DISCIPLINE – Worldly vs Biblical

DISCIPLINE - Worldly vs Biblical

WORLDLY DISCIPLINE

What springs to mind when you hear the word discipline ? To some it may conjure up thoughts of cruelty, uncivilized behaviour, lovelessness, and primitive brutality. If you are into psychology and especially child psychology these are the thoughts that will govern your mind.

And just to refresh your mind that psychology, of whatever strain, is diametrically opposed to God’s Word and his instructions, here are some quotes from the lips of a few leading psychologists.

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Papa Eli’s ancient child psychology and its result – breaking his neck when falling backward to his death from his stool.

The Shaman (witch doctor) . . . can be viewed as an early psychotherapist (Herbert Bensen, M.D. Harvard professor).

The basic model of man that led to the development of [Eastern] meditational techniques is the same model that led to humanistic psychotherapies (Lawrence leShan, past president of the “Association for Humanistic Psychology {AHP}).

The core of the problem, which psychological and psychiatric research has not resolved yet, and is unlikely to resolve, consists in a correct distinction between pathological behaviour of a psychic nature and demonic invasion (Eugenio Fizzoti, Professor: The Psychology of Religion, School of Education, Pontifical Salesian University, Rome).

It is indeed shocking that many, if not most forms of psychotherapy currently offered to consumers are not supported by credible scientific evidence. (R. Christopher Barden, psychologist, lawyer and president of the National Association for Consumer protection in mental Health Practices).

Psychiatry has been willing to sanctify its values with the holy water of medicine and offer them up as the true faith of Mental health. It is a false Messiah. (E. Fuller Torrey, Internationally respected psychiatrist).

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The Mandorla Gods of the New World Order – Part 1

The Mandorla Gods of the New World Order – Part 1

A MERGING SPIRITUALITY IN THE LIMINAL SPACE OF THE MANDORLA

I attended a “Learning Experience” entitled “Summoned2Serve” presented by Leonard Sweet, Stephan Joubert and Lindie Strydom (presenter of “Geloof, Hoop en Liefde” on KYKNET TV) in the Kerksondermure Auditorium in Pretoria on 1 October 2016. Among other things, Leonard Sweet spoke about the Mandorla.

Wikipedia defines the Mandorla as follows:

the-mandorla-gods-of-the-nwoA mandorla is an aureola, usually in the shape of a vesica piscis, which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art. It is distinguished from a halo in that it encircles the entire body, and not just the head. It is commonly used to frame the figure of Christ in Majesty in early medieval and Romanesque art, as well as Byzantine art of the same periods.

The term mandorla, from the Italian language name for the “almond” nut, refers to the usual shape. Sometimes however, especially in earlier depictions, the mandorla takes circular or elliptical forms. Sometimes, also usually in earlier forms, the mandorla is shown as the intersection of two circles. Rhombic mandorlas are also sometimes seen.

In icons of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the mandorla is used to depict sacred moments which transcend time and space, such as the Resurrection and the Transfiguration of Christ and the Dormition of the Theotokos. These mandorla will often be painted in several concentric patterns of color which grow darker as they come close to the center. This is in keeping with the church’s use of apophatic theology, as described by Dionysius the Areopagite and others. As holiness increases, there is no way to depict its brightness except by darkness. (Tom Lessing: also referred to as “The Cloud of Unknowing” where the contemplative becomes one with God). (Emphasis added)

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Rebellion, A Sin Of Witchcraft

Rebellion, A Sin Of Witchcraft

REBELLION, A SIN OF WITCHCRAFT

PLEASE READ THE ADDENDUM AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE

1 Samuel 15:23

(23)  For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king. (or any other position of rank, like a pastor). (Tom Lessing: In other words, stubbornness is just as good as kneeling or falling down before and worshipping a statue of Buddha or any other idol).

What I am about to write here on the topic of rebellion is not at all easy for me and may offend my son, Bernard and his wife, Marilie. However, if they are convinced that they are following Jesus Christ and not another Jesus and that they are not deceived in any which way possible, then they have no need to be offended and should rebuke me for accusing them falsely in public.

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Scott Pruitt and His No-Pretrib Fallacies – Part 2

Scott Pruitt and His No-Pretrib Fallacies - Part 2

SCOTT PRUITT AND HIS NO-PRETRIB FALLACIES

As a rule, it’s a very good thing to cross-refer to passages in the Old Testament when you want to emphasize and substantiate certain New Testament truths. However, you ought to make very sure that your cross references harmonize with the things you wish to verify, especially when your name is Scott Pruitt.

Scott Pruitt does indeed cross refer to the Old Testament but seems to have missed the fact that his cross references miserably disprove his position on the Post-Tribulation Rapture. Let us now examine his cross reference with regard to his article “3 Reasons Why There Cannot Be A Pre-Tribulation Rapture,” in the light of Scripture. He tries very hard to substantiate his No-Pretrib diatribes in his second reason why there cannot be a Pre-Tribulation Rapture.

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Scott Pruitt and His No-Pretrib Fallacies – Part 1

Scott Pruitt and His No-Pretrib Fallacies - Part 1

SCOTT PRUITT AND HIS NO-PRETRIB FALLACIESScott Pruitt 2

Scott Pruitt manages a blog called “No-Pretrib” which he ardently graces with one page after another filled with gross fallacies, some of which come very close to blasphemy.

How do I come to this conclusion? References to Satan as a liar are widespread in the Bible. However, there are those who unashamedly place Jesus Christ in the same category as Satan and brazenly insinuate that He is a liar which is closer to blasphemy than Satan is to his eternal perdition in the Lake of Fire.

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Soaking – A Once Lost Art…

Soaking - A Once Lost Art...

SOAKING – A ONCE LOST ART BUT NOW A NEWLY FOUND IDOL

INTRODUCTION

I usually do not mince words, especially when the subject has to do with man’s relationship with God and his eternal destiny. So, without any further ado, allow me to tell you upfront what soaking and all the other similar methods Christians adore practicing actually are and where it is leading the unsuspecting. We are commanded to love and worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our strength, and with all our mind; . . . (Luke 10:27).

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The Calvinist Shredder – Jeremiah 1:5

The Calvinist Shredder - Jeremiah 1:5

The Calvinist Shredder Jeremiah 1:5The Calvinist Shredder – Jeremiah 1:5

Louis Mathys Ackermann

Louis Matthys Ackermann

Jeremiah 1:5  – In this edition of my series of short articles which was sparked by a friend, Louis Matthys Ackermann, and who has since unfriended himself on my Facebook page because I am an anti-Calvinist (some of my best friends in the Calvinist fold call me the Antichrist), I would like to focus on an Old Testament passage Jeremiah 1:5 the reformed theologians love to quote to validate their views on election and predestination.

Before we dig a little deeper into the meaning of Jeremiah 1:5, I would first like to remind our self-unfriended Facebook friend, Louis Ackermann , that Jesus was more of a gentleman than he could ever be. Why? Because he never unfriended one of his worst enemies. Listen to this, Mr. Ackermann, and learn from it. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

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The Calvinist Shredder – Psalm 139:16

The Calvinist Shredder -  Psalm 139:16

The Calvinist Shredder Ps 139_16The Calvinist Shredder –  Psalm 139:16

The Calvinist Shredder – Whenever some of my “friends” contact me via my private message box on Facebook, doing their utmost to convert me to Calvinism, I see it as a golden opportunity to present them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and not, I repeat NOT, the gospel of another Jesus. shredder

Louis Mathys Ackermann

Louis Matthys Ackermann

During my latest tête-à-tête with Loius Matthys Ackermann, someone I have known for quite some time on Facebook, sent me a list of Bible verses which he believes are ample proof that the doctrines of grace (Calvinism) are the warp and woof of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In point of fact, he accused me of “not knowing the Gospel that was created before the foundation of the world” and that “he was beginning to think that I, as an Arminian, was an ignoramus in regard to sound theology.” » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

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Pre-Trib – Suppressing the Truth in Unrighteousness

Pre-Trib - Suppressing the Truth in Unrighteousness

Left Behind or led astray - Pre-TribPRE-TRIB:  SUPPRESSING THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS  (UPDATED – See Addendum)

In this article, which is a follow-up of “PreTrib Rapture vs PostTrib Rapture” I aim to discuss the many questions I asked the No Pre-Trib crowd, Scott Pruitt among them, which by the way, they refused to answer and eventually summarily banned me from their blogs and YouTube channels.

Romans 1:18

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;  (KJV)

For [God does not overlook sin and] the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who in their wickedness suppress and stifle the truth,  (AMP) » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »

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