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A sobering portrayal of just some of the darkness flooding into the ‘church visible’. Written over a decade ago, it contains a genuinely prophetic message that is even more urgent for Christians to understand than ever before.

From the For The Love of His Truth blog:

Charismaticism: fraud, lies, arrogance and deception

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Grant Swart

Since the initial publishing of the accompanying article, significant developments have taken place within the charismatic movement, and none for the better. The deception and lies of this enormous cult have taken on far greater proportions and the claws of the heretical movement have been sunk into a much broader section of, what is seen to be, the Christian faith, with damning, tragic and devastatingly sad consequences.

Even significant parts of the Reformed church, much of which was regarded as the guardian of relatively ‘safe’, conservative and sound doctrinal Christianity, has been infected by this cancerous and Satanic movement. New Calvinism, or Reformed Charismaticism, is fast becoming the latest fad in many church circles, who seem to have become bored with upholding the truth in the Word. Increasing the support for this demonic charismania, we have international conferences, the enormous influence of multi media and “heavyweight” proponents such as John Piper, CJ Mahaney, Kevin De Young, Mark Dever, Mark Driscoll, Albert Mohler, Tim Keller, Joshua Harris and Ligon Duncan driving the deception deep into the flesh of the church.

The fact that so few church leaders are speaking out CLEARLY and without ambiguity against this deception is cause for great concern to believers. It is even worse when our spiritual leaders are prepared to support and embrace the lies, fraud, arrogance and deception of these ravenous wolves in the charismatic sphere of the church.

The subtle horror of this deception is leaving great gaping wounds on the hearts of our people. The lifeblood of the church continues to bleed away, yet the faithful know that at the core of the church, Jesus will never forsake or let slip the hands of His children, who reach out to Him in faith and turn their backs on this charismatic failure.

The sheep hear His comforting, persistent voice clearly calling and follow the steady fall of His footsteps on the narrow path. They will cling to Him through the mists of doubt, the white out snow of human will, the smoke of the shells launched by false teachers and the muddy torrents of fraudulent messages and false prophecies. They will cross unharmed over the raging currents of lies, numbing blizzards of false doctrine and driving rain of charismania. And, blinking through their own floods of tears, next to that little narrow path they will pass the excruciatingly heartbreaking blood of those who have been murdered on the wide road to charismatic doom.

While this article by KB Napier may a few years old, it is certainly still very apt. There is nothing new under the sun, beloved brothers and sisters. Nothing new.

(Ecc 1:9)  What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

Read the rest of the article here.

For the Love of His Truth

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Grant Swart

Since the initial publishing of the accompanying article, significant developments have taken place within the charismatic movement, and none for the better. The deception and lies of this enormous cult have taken on far greater proportions and the claws of the heretical movement have been sunk into a much broader section of, what is seen to be, the Christian faith, with damning, tragic and devastatingly sad consequences.

Even significant parts of the Reformed church, much of which was regarded as the guardian of relatively ‘safe’, conservative and sound doctrinal Christianity, has been infected by this cancerous and Satanic movement. New Calvinism, or Reformed Charismaticism, is fast becoming the latest fad in many church circles, who seem to have become bored with upholding the truth in the Word. Increasing the support for this demonic charismania, we have international conferences, the enormous influence of multi media and “heavyweight” proponents such…

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