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UC Ministries: Well it nice to see someone who is on the Christian TV network that has dared to come out of his corner and name names and speak the truth.  Good for Van Impe for what he did.  It has long been my belief that just before the rapture there would be what I call the “Great Betrayal”  Where those who once professed Orthodoxy will suddenly abandon all pretense and begin to follow another gospel.  This will not be a subtle departure but an open declaration and purpose to follow another GOSPEL.   Do not be surprised as to how many will open their doors to these heresies.  It will also be interesting as to who will stand and who will apostate.

Recently I have been doing quite a bit of witnessing to Moslems  on a Face Book site where Christians and Moslems can debate.   I am shocked at what I have come across.  Not only the absolute wickedness, abusive language, and low morals of Moslems.  Some of which seem to be more interested in what was between their legs than what was between their ears.  I offer no pun here.  Some of these Moslems I was not totally sure If I was talking to demons or actual people.  Such was the language and  abusiveness  of their nature, especially towards Christian women.  I have to admit it is only on occasions where I could say I was in the presence of  evil.  But none of those times has ever come close to what I have witness recently.  I am therefore forced to conclude that Islam was indeed manufactured by satan to counter the spread of Christianity.  There can be NO compromise or dialogue with practicing Moslems.  It is a very Naive Christian who believes they can welcome a Moslem as a friend.   I know some nice people who have tried.

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 Here is the article on this subject:

A Christian ministry’s decision to expose as “false  teachers” several celebrity ministers it believes are corrupting biblical  teachings has prompted a rift, with Jack Van Impe Ministries dropping plans to  work in the future with Trinity Broadcasting Network, where it has broadcast  for more than two decades.

“I Will Not Be Silenced! I will not allow anyone to tell me what I  can and cannot preach,” Van Impe said in a statement when TBN would not  allow his program to air.

When I see heretical teaching leading to apostasy, I will speak  out,” he said. “The Bible says ‘All scripture is given by inspiration  of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for  instruction in righteousness:’ (II Timothy 3:16). The Apostle Paul also gives  instructions in Titus 1:9-11, 13 ‘Holding fast the faithful word as he hath  been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to  convince the gainsayers. For there are many unruly and vain talkers and  deceivers … Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching  things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake…Wherefore rebuke them  sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.‘”

Van Impe said he immediately called his  media agents and told them, “I no longer wanted to air my program on  Trinity Broadcasting Network; we will take the tremendous amount of money that  we were spending there to obtain new stations that will allow us to continue to  reach every square mile of America with the truths of the Bible without this  network.”

The dispute arose over the issue  of advocating for “Chrislam”  and other efforts that are designed to find “common ground” between  Christians and Muslims. TBN declined to air one of Van Impe’s programs that  contained sharp criticisms of leaders such as Rick Warren of “The Purpose  Driven Life” fame and Robert Schuller.

In a statement from Van Impe Ministries  today, Executive Director Ken Vancil said his organization rejected an effort
by TBN to reinstate the programming and would work to develop alternative  broadcast outlets where they were needed.

“We would not be able to minister  effectively if we had to look over our shoulder wondering if a program was  going to be censored because of mentioning a name,” Vancil said.  “While there is hurt over this incident, we hold no animosity towards TBN.  Dr. Van Impe has often expressed his appreciation to Paul and Jan (Crouch, of  TBN) and all that they have  accomplished.”

But he confirmed that Paul Crouch Sr.  “cautioned” him as recently as Monday “regarding Dr. Van Impe’s  naming of names and publicly rebuking ministers and their teachings.” The dispute erupted just last week,  when Van Impe’s ministry planned to air sharp criticism of Christians who say  they want to “reach out” by incorporating beliefs or practices of  Islam into their Christian organizations.

The program specifically mentioned  Warren and Schuller, prompting TBN to prevent the broadcast. “We received a call from Matt  Crouch of TBN informing us that they would not run that program. … The reason  he gave was that we specifically mentioned Rick Warren and Robert Schuller and  that it is TBN’s policy that broadcasters are not allowed to rebuke other
ministries,” Van Impe said. “This is a rather hypocritical  statement in light of the fact that they have never said anything in the past  when we have rebuked others such as Bishop Spong, Bishop Pike, and in the past  few months Harold Camping and Rob Bell,” he continued. “They also  stated that they would not run any future program where we offered our DVD  Reclaiming & Restoring Biblical Christianity as a premium for a donation to  our ministry. A DVD that exposes false teachers and the heresies that they  proclaim.”

TBN did not respond to WND’s request for  comment on the dispute.

Vancil said after TBN’s decision not to  air the program that there was no future between the two groups. “This was not an easy decision; we  have had a relationship with TBN for 23 years. … But at this point we feel it  is time to part ways,” he said. “We have been able to over the years  develop an independent network of broadcast stations all across America as well  as broadcasting on TBN and Daystar. Our media agents have worked diligently and  determined that we need to add 14 stations to be able to continue fully  covering every mile of America.

“Praise God I am pleased to  announce that negotiations have progressed in these 14 markets and that  contracts will be  presented to the Van Impes for approval in a matter of  days,” he said.

In  the program that was cut, which remains available on the Jack Van Impe  Ministries website, the ministry launches its campaign regarding  “apostate ministers.”

Van Impe explains that the Bible  prophesies a one-world government and a one-world religion during the end  times, and his concern focuses on the move among some Christian organizations  to adopt some Islamic thought and incorporate elements of Islam into their  worship.

“We’ve got too many of these  mush-mouth preachers. All they’re doing is two stories and a movie  review,” he said. But the Bible actually outlines that its messages also  are to “reprove and rebuke” Christians for failing to live for God. According to the broadcast,  “Chrislam is a term that may be used more often among apostate  churches.”

Such Islamic and evangelical Christian  leaders, the report explained, are working to find a way to promote  “common beliefs the two religions supposedly share.” Specifically cited were Warren and Schuller.

During  a subsequent broadcast, also available on the ministry’s website,
the advance of “Chrislam” thoughts and practices into Christian  churches was described as a “tsunami of compromise.” “This compromise is going to  permeate Christianity,” Van Impe said. “I’m calling for the old-time  religion to be restored.

God called me to preach. And I  will not stand down for any man, for any church, for any Christian  organization,” he said.

The report noted that there are some  Christian missionaries overseas who have “eliminated 91 verses in God’s  Holy Word because they wanted to please Islam and the Muslims.” Those references identify Jesus as the  Son of God. Other developments include moves by  some Christian churches to remove clear Christian emblems such as crosses.

He said what churches need today is  that “old time religion” and less “self-esteem  psycho-babble.”

Criticized on the program were  recommendations attributed to Warren that churches change music to a  contemporary rock style, eliminate hymnbooks and the choir, eliminate the  Sunday evening or Wednesday prayer services, remove the word “church”  and refer to it as a “campus,” and reduce the use of the words  “unsaved,” “lost,” “hell” and “heaven.”

Other ministries have voiced criticism  similar to Van Impe’s. Joe Schimmel, senior pastor of Blessed  Hope Chapel in Southern California and chief of the Good Fight Ministries, openly has questioned whether church leaders are
affirming Allah.

Schimmel, who is best known for  “They Sold Their Souls for Rock n Roll,” which exposes satanic  influences behind much of yesterday and today’s popular music and how it  negatively influences youth, suggested in a WND column, “Could it be that
we are witnessing the formation of the prophesied one-world religion under the  Antichrist? (Revelation 13:1-18) “

He cited Brian McLaren of the emerging church movement, who planned for an  Islamic Ramadan celebration. And he mentioned Warren’s agreement to address the  Islamic Society of North America, which “the Department of Justice
categorized two years ago as a co-conspirator in financing a foreign terrorist  group!”

Another church leader, Tony Campolo, “a proponent of the  so-called ‘evangelical left’ claimed that ‘even if’ Muslims ‘don’t convert,  they are God’s people,’” Schimmel wrote.

“Even more chilling is the fact  that over 300 prominent Christian leaders signed a letter issued by the Yale  Center for Faith and Culture claiming that world peace is dependent on Muslims  and Christians recognizing ‘Allah’ and ‘Yahweh’ as the same God. This letter,  titled ‘Loving God and Neighbor Together,’ was written in response to a signed  document by 138 Muslim leaders titled ‘A Common Word Between Us and You.’  McLaren, Warren, Robert Schuller and Bill Hybels were just several of the  signatories to this outright betrayal of Christ!” he said. TBN previously had a conflict over its intolerance for  criticism of Islam. It was in 2006 when Hal Lindsey, WND columnist and one of the world’s most
popular non-fiction authors, clashed with the network because TBN wanted him to  soften his views on Muslims. Lindsey refused.

Origionaly posted : Van Impe ministry abandons TBN in clash over Islam http://www.wnd.com/? ageId=311473#ixzz1PfLQnMXC

This was posted on my FB.  It was intended as a Joke; a bit of sarcasm if you like; however there are some interesting points here.  TBN as a channel has been at the forefront of a lot of strange doctrines never mind strange teachers.

The Trinity Broadcasting Network is it Biblical Right?    by Michael Houke

Founders and co-leaders Paul and Jan Crouch
You mean the Trinity Broadcasting Network? Nah! You’re kidding me right? They
stopped dabbling in that doctrinal doo doo years ago. They now have Holy Ghost
machine guns to mow down their distracters. Here is a list of what makes them
so wonderfully and cheerfully made Christians.

1. They are little gods, little “g”.

2. They have water fights with Jesus. (In heaven of course).

3. They raise the dead from their caskets.

4. They talk to the dead and pray with them at their gravesites.

5. They no longer sin.

6. They have nine (9) count them nine God heads in their trinity. (We have only
3).

7. They have a Rolls Royce Kind of Faith! (What do we have a Neon)?

8. They have holy water from a river in Russia. (Do You)?

9. They kick ladies in their heads.

10. They laugh their tails off in the name of Jesus.

11. They prophesize in the name of Jesus.

12. They need only be 33% accurate to be a prophet of God. (They set their own
standard)

13. They know that Jesus suffered in Hell! He got his tail kicked!

14. They know that God is the biggest loser in the Bible.

15. They heal the sick and wounded by a simple touch.

But wait there’s more!!

16. They talk money into their wallets.

17. They too cast out demons! Just Like Jesus!

18. They get special revelations from God all the time.

19. They roar like Lions for Jesus

20. They do the chicken Walk for Jesus.

21. They allow animals to be saved! (Squirrels too)

22. They endorse the Lovely Masonic Lodge.

23. They rub elbows with the fun guys from the Shriners!

24. They get down on Azuza Street with the best of them.

25. They do away with Heresy hunters. Be Gone They say!

26. They preach while lying on their backs. (Do we? And without a Bible! Top
That!)

27. They have a special anointing from God.

28. They have preachers riding in first class and coach!

29. They know Jesus was handling big money!! (ask any of them)

30. Jesus and the Apostles stayed at the finest establishments while on tour.
(And so do they)

31. Jesus was handling big money. (And so do they)

32. Jesus wore designer robes. (And so do they)

33. The Apostles spoke in supernatural tongues. (And so do they)

34. Jesus cast out Demons. (And so do they)

35. They can get a whole congregation speaking in tongues all at once. (Wow
even Jesus and the Apostles couldn’t do that)

36. And last but not least, they have done away with the trinity. They didn’t
need it after all.

Now exactly why do they call it the Trinity Broadcasting Network?

Well just how good is all that. If only the rest of us could receive their
special anointing!! Why, we too could be on the Trinity Broadcasting Network
Proclaiming the Doctrine of Demons just like they do!! Can you see what we are
missing? We are letting our best life now slip right out of our hands, right
before our very own eyes. But it is never too late. Get some of that Russian
river water from Peter Popoff and drink it daily. Miracles and all the promises
of the Bible will come your way. Or get some trinklets from Marilyn Hickey they
will help you get the anointing and then you can talk money into your wallet. I
hear Oral Roberts is still offering prayer hankies. There is much more you can
do, just watch the show and see for yourself.

Have a blessed life now!!

Michael Houke

“The parade of guests who are featured on Paul and Jan Crouch’s TBN programming runs the gamut from the serious, sound Christian thinkers and ministers to the superficial, silly, and outright heretical. How many viewers can tell the difference? How many care to try? Spiritual gullibility is widespread throughout out culture, of course, but the Word-Faith movement is part of the problem, not part of the solution(“The Word-Faith Controversy” by Robert M. Bowman Jr.)

Quotes Who said this?      answer at the end.

He [God] doesn’t even draw a distinction between Himself and us. You know what else that’s settled, then, tonight? This hue and cry and controversy that has been spawned by the Devil to try and bring dissension within the body of Christ that we are gods. I am a little god! I have His name. I’m one with Him.  I’m in covenant relation. I am a little god! Critics, be gone! (Praise The Lord, July 7, 1986)

 2 Cor 11: 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ…

Ecumenicalism may be good for buisness but it is not good for the gospel !

“On October 17 [1989], Paul and Jan Crouch welcomed three Catholics to their Praise the Lord program: two
priests and a woman lay leader. Paul displayed his usual naïveté and incredible ignorance of theology by smoothing over any differences between Protestants and Catholics as ‘simply matters of semantics.’ In his eager embrace of Transubstantiation, a heresy so great that thousands died at the stake rather than accept it, he declared: ‘Well, we [Protestants] believe the same thing. So you see one of these things that has divided us all of these years [Transubstantiation] shouldn’t have divided us all along because we were really meaning the same thing but just saying it a little differently. … I [am] eradicating the word Protestant even out of my vocabulary. … I’m not protesting anything anymore … it is … time for Catholics and non-Catholics to come together as one in the Spirit and one in the Lord.’ But Catholics have a different gospel of salvation by works and ritual through the essential mediation of that Church.”

CONCLUDING NOTE BY BROTHER CLOUD:

This is dated news, but it is timely and relevant, all the same. The charismatic movement and its experience- and emotion-based ecumenicism is one of the adhesives of end-times apostasy. Another is Contemporary Christian Music. It is a unifying factor that is not founded on sound doctrine. One of the great sins and errors of modern evangelicalism is its silence in the face of such things. How many influential evangelicals have reproved Paul Crouch and TBN publicly? Charles Swindoll is typical. He says that though he disagrees with charismatic theology, he doesn’t “shoot great volleys of theological artillery” at them (Grace Awakening, p. 188). This is inaccurate and a silly statement. Reproving sin and heresy is not “shooting” people. It is an act of love for God and His truth and it is an act of compassion toward those who are being led astray. We are commanded to “earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). Spiritual pacifism and reproving sin and error in generalities might broaden your ministry and support base, but it won’t get the job done for full-orbed truth in this dark world

 There can be NO doubt that TBN and its hosts Paul and Jan Crouch have served the cause of promoting ecumenicalism and false teaching for longer than most TV channels.  The fact that they may occasionaly have the odd sound speaking does not outway the vast majority of the false that appear on their TV stations.

Eph 4: 14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

 TBN is nothing more than a tree swaying in the wind.  Being swayed in whatever direction the wind is blowing.  Swayed by whatever theological and emotional presentation that passes.  Having no solid foundation and no anchor to keep them sound, and in the end they will grasp whatever is floating passed them.   This is not the basic for eternity.

Answer to the quote is : Paul Crouch.