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lance-wallnau

“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:8

There is a solemn responsibility to those who are in ministry to tell the truth, even when the truth is not easy to accept, to negate such a responsible task to those in leadership and instead, refuse to speak the truth, either out of fear from public rebuke, or financial hardship denigrates the office of ministry, and thus, make that truth no longer of any value. Such is the case which is happening today within many ministries within the modern church. Men and women who are in leadership, are forsaking telling the truth in favor of their own version of truth, and ultimately a lie. In plain English, preachers are teaching anyone who will listen a bold face LIE!

What is this lie you ask?

It’s the lie that has many believing that things in this world are going to get better for not just America in general, but for the church as well. It’s the lie which says that the modern church, for all its faults and failures, will emerge in the last days as a conquering church, goosestepping across the world in an effort to redeem not only the sinner, but entire nations as well. It’s the lie that says the modern day church will invade every area of social service and political fray to establish its dominance within the world, thus turning sinful planet earth into a Christian planet. In simple terms, the earth is about to be taken over not by Islam, or aliens, but by the Christian church itself. It is the new crusade by which this new global agenda will dominate and conquer the world for Christ. It’s teaching is called the 7 Mountain Mandate (Theology), and it’s being taught by some pretty influential proponents, one of which is Dr. Lance Wallnau, the actual teacher and creator of this particular doctrine that has many, including those surrounding President Trump in allegiance to.

But is this new doctrine Biblical? The answer is no, it’s not.

Dr. Wallnau and his 7 mountain mandate is simply another twist on the long held doctrine called Dominionism. It’s the theology called “Kingdom Now” that says that in the end times, the church will actually control the world to prepare it for the second coming of Jesus Christ. What Dr. Wallnau is doing is broadening his scope to make this teaching more tolerable for people to understand, in essence, he is simply dumbing down Dominionist theology in such a way that it makes better since for the biblically illiterate to grasp and understand.

So what is the 7 Mountain Mandate?

7 Mountain Mandate simply says, that in order for the church to control the global society, it must take control over every aspect of that particular society and its culture, being 7 cultural mountains. They are; Family, Government, Business, Media, Arts and Entertainment, Education and the church itself. Those who control these cultural gates exercise the greatest influence over the culture and ultimately that society. This is, in a nutshell, the doctrine of Dr. Lance Wallnau and why many are beginning, and have already, been embracing like a strange, intoxicating drink, they (the church) are becoming drunk on this notion that says we shall eradicate evil and overthrow Satan’s kingdom of dominance.

But they are wrong. Tragically wrong.

Jesus made it very clear in John 18:36 “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” Are we (those who are born again into Christ his servants?

This teaching (7 mountain mandate) is a false teaching simply because it goes against scripture. Jesus gave us (the end time church) a clear picture of the end times just before he returns, and that picture is not one of hope, or victory, but instead, one of which would shake any believer in terrible fear, for he (Jesus) paints a very sobering portrait of what we will see, those who are alive during this particular time, of what the world will look like, as well as resemble, and it is found in Matthew chapter 24, as well as Luke 21:8-28. For your sake I encourage the reader to search those scriptures up and read them repeatedly.

Yet if we take the teachings of men like Dr. Wallnau as well as countless others who are teaching these erratic ideas to heart, then what we are doing is denying scripture itself. For what these teachers are literally doing is two-fold:

  1. They are denying scripture about the last days, which in turn conditions those who believe such to eventually become deceived when the final deception comes upon this world. (Jesus warned 3 times not to be deceived in the last days)
  2. They are both denying the warnings of the Lord, as well as the Apostle Paul, the words of Peter, and the visions of John and his Revelation.

It’s simply not to suggest that this 7 Mountain Mandate is simply false and is harmless, it goes beyond that, again, it denies scripture which is clearly outlined in the word itself. Paul the Apostle gave us very clear instructions when it comes to the last days, here is his words on the matter of what is coming:

  1. “Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,”                   (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
  2. “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,” (1 Timothy 4:1)

Do these two statements by Paul regarding the end times reflect the state of the modern church as a dominating church? Or a church which will be rocked by inward deception as well as battling forces from a dominant force (the coming antichrist) which will come against it?

Let us look at what John saw as it relates to the end times and the state of the modern church in those last days:

  1. “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Originator of God’s creation. 15I know your deeds; you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were one or the other. 16So because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of My mouth! (Rev. 3:15-16)
  2. “Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” “I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:13-14)
  3. “And it was given unto him (the beast) to make war with the Saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” (Revelation 13:7)

These are just a few prophetic warnings of what is to come. The question remains, does this sound like the teachings of the 7 Mountain Mandate being successful? Or does this reveal a greater truth, that at some point a being shall rise out of the earth and take dominion over all living things, including nations? The answer is yes, and that being is the one which Jesus said is called an abomination, the man of sin – the antichrist.

There is no need to argue or debate this matter, nor is it a doctrinal dispute, this is simply scripture interpreting scripture, allowing the Bible to speak and not men. Ours is to preach the gospel, not to overtake this world. This is the problem, one which those who promote Dominion teachings do not understand, nor do they want to. Why? Because they love this world! They love everything about the world, because their heart is toward this world. But the word says “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15)

The world that John is referring to is the world system. It’s the same system to which Satan offered Jesus when he showed him all the kingdoms of the earth (Matthew 4:8-9). The truth remains, this world is not our home, nor should we look at it as our home, nor should we contend for it as such, because our home is an eternal one. But hear the word of Jesus on this matter of what our mandate truly is, and how things will come when that occurs; “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)

Jesus himself is stating it very clear, so that all can understand, that the preaching of the gospel will happen across the world in such a way that every nation and its people will have access to knowing and receiving Jesus Christ, then shall the end come. The end Jesus refers to is the end times, whereby all things that must be fulfilled will be as it relates to the prophecies of Jesus, Paul, Peter, and John, not to mention the old testament prophets. Does this sound like heaven on earth to you? Does this sound like the church will usher in the kingdom? Does this sound like the church will dominate the world for Christ and establish a Christian global society?

Truth is important, without it all we have is opinion and opinions not based or rooted in truth will always turn into a lie every time, because that is the nature of deception, it takes a a little truth and twists it enough to convince people otherwise. That is the nature of Satan’s tactics in these last days, and why the 7 Mountain Mandate, as well as Dominionism is a false teaching, because it gives the church a false hope of what is coming – peace and safety, when the opposite of what’s coming is true – tribulation.

 

From my desk in China,

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

http://www.chinamissions.org

 

 

Barack-Obama

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,” 2 Thessalonians 2:9

 

It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace,” he said. “To do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That would be a bitter pill. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order. Pat Robertson has written in a book a few years ago that we should have a world government, but only when the Messiah arrives. He wrote, literally, any attempt to achieve world order before that time must be the work of the devil. Well, join me. I’m glad to sit here at the right hand of Satan.” — Walter Cronkite

 

How does one go from obscurity to enormous popularity within the span of only a few years? Equally, how can someone come from a vague, not to mention mysterious past and become the leader of the free world with little political experience? In a more realistic world none would have reached such vast heights both socially, as well as politically in such a short time, yet one did, and his name is Barack Obama.

Since time began, there has always been someone willing, even appointed, who would fulfill the will of Satan to bring about his plan for a global society. From the fallen angels mentioned in Genesis 6:1-3, who by their very will, caused mankind untold horror when these beings left their angelic state to then corrupt the world to such a degree that God had no choice but to destroy all of mankind, save Noah and his family. It was only a few hundred or more years later that Nimrod took his rightful place as the first global leader, and convinced the people to come together and build a great tower, which in turn would be opened to the heavens. God had to stop man, as well as Satan’s plan for world globalism, not because it was the wrong man (Nimrod), but it was the wrong time.

Century after century, certain men would rise up and declare their goal for world power. Nebuchannezar, Herod, The Pharoh’s, Nero, Hitler, Stalin and Mao. These men, among others throughout the course of time, all had one common theme by which they walked and ruled – to bring about world order. Yet none came close to fulfilling that desire, regardless how much they wanted it, globalism was never within their grasp.

Enter the 21st century and one Barack Obama.

Barack Obama was born August 4th, 1961. Raised by a single mother as well as his grandparents, Barack Obama grew up under not so normal circumstances. Moving to Indonesia, he studied and grew up surrounded by life in a moderate Muslim community. Moving back to Hawaii with his family in 1971, Barack began to once again become familiar with life in the States. Throughout the rest of his early formative years, Barack Obama began to grow, mature and go on to become our nations next President. Yet the question remains, but how?

How did a virtually unknown become one of the nations more popular Presidents of our time? How did a man who had little experience in the political process, had no significant accomplishments while a U.S. Senator, and one who had never managed to show any viable signs of being a true leader of the free world? Past Presidents, and their life’s work could openly be seen. Yet for one Barack Obama, who never had the type of life of past men who have graced the seal of the Oval office, his life, his childhood, education, and political experience reveals something other, and that is why I believe, when we look at the now end of the political life of President Barack Obama and his tenure as our 44th President of the United States, we can see through his own actions while President, of why he was selected, and that selection had nothing to do with his political ambitions, or his globalist worldview, but something more sinister which needs to be taken into account, and that is, who is really behind his rise as the world’s leader?

There is no question in my mind that in another time and another place, Barack Obama would never have become President. Yet, in 2016, after two past elections, insurmountable odds, even defeating the Clinton machine, Barack Obama has managed to do what no other could possibly do, and that is to be become elected as this nations President. Still, when we examine how the rise of Barack Obama took place, it’s imperative that we begin to look past the natural, and start examining the spiritual, for this is where I believe we will be able to understand that Barack Obama’s rise was anything but ordinary, but destined.

In the book, “Dreams From my Father”, a book written by Barack Obama, he begins to relate to the reader of an event which occurred several years before his entry into the world of politics. A dream that Barack had which reveals something very significant when we examine the spiritual matters of men, here is that dream from an excerpt from his book:

I finally fell asleep, and dreamed I was walking along a village road. Children, dressed only in strings of beads, played in front of the round huts, and several old men waved to me as I passed. But as I went farther along, I began to notice that people were looking behind me fearfully, rushing into their huts as I passed. I heard the growl of a leopard and started to run into the forest, tripping over roots and stumps and vines, until at least I couldn’t run any longer and fell to my knees in the middle of a bright clearing. Panting for breath, I turned around to see the day turned night, and a giant figure looming as tall as the trees, wearing only a loincloth and ghostly mask. The lifeless eyes bored into me, and I heard a thunderous voice saying only that it was time, and my entire body began to shake violently with the sound, as if I were breaking apart. …I jerked up in a sweat, hitting my head against the wall lamp that stuck out over the bunk. In the darkness, my heart slowly evened itself, but I couldn’t get back to sleep again”. [Dreams from My Father, 372.]

There is a multitude of information which could be examined in this one glimpse of what normally has been a very private life of one Barack Obama. Yet, with all his past secrecy’s, the limited private information about Barack Obama’s past, either past school records, or his tenure as editor of the Harvard Legal Review where nothing attributed to his time as editor was penned, let alone any thesis from his years at Columbia University, where none has ever been found, we see something extraordinary. We see for the first time someone open himself up, either on purpose or a miscalculated goof of a spiritual revelation by which a young Barack Obama has an encounter with Satan. It is in this moment that we can clearly see where Barack Obama has been chosen to set things into motion, and where Satan selectively appoints Obama on the road to political history, to which the world will never be the same. Sound far fetched? Not when we take into consideration that Satan, like God, selects those whom will follow him for greatness by promising them the world. It is here, in these pages of Barack Obama’s own words that he penned in his memoirs, that I believe Barack Obama sold his soul to fulfill prophetic destiny, and reveals to us, either by intention or simply an oversight, of how the kingdom of darkness works.

Either way, when we examine the dream that he had, there is no question that Satan had chosen this man for his own purpose. Yet, can we find any type of information which would tell us the how’s or why’s he was chosen? Sadly no. There are still some things that we as Christians are simply not privy to for what occurs between the veil that separates our world from the other side. However, we can say this though as it relates to how Satan works, he always uses those who seem to be conscious of the fact that they want something greater, not for merely themselves, but to satisfy their own lustful desires.

What little we do know of Barack’s ideas and opinions (what little there is) we can clearly see that his entire framework was crafted under the guise of globalism. I’ve written many articles in the past where I have stated without question that globalism is the key to building the foundation toward a centralized form of world Government. Yet it is globalism that he has devoted significant time to, and politically mastered that has made President Obama willing to go the distance in solving the world’s problems by giving the leaders of the world its only solution, a one world Government.

Globalism has been around for decades, even centuries, yet never until now was it even considered a remote possibility. Communism in the east and Russian fronts in the past made Globalism a dream that only futurists could perceive, but never realized. But fast forward to the 21st century and one can see that for the first time in world history, globalism has become the single most talked about event since man walked on the moon. Yet events, as well as patience had to work itself out. The fall of the Soviet Union, the fading of Communist China as a nation, only to be radically changed from the inside thru the reformation, have all but broken the barriers needed to bring the world closer to a one world system. Yet there are significant obstacles which stand in the way, and one of those obstacles happens to be a religion called Islam.

There is no question that right now across the world, Islam is on the minds of every nation on earth, and how to deal with Islam in this 21st century has become the sore spot of many a political maneuver. So how does Islam, with nearly 2 billion devotees to this sect become mingled under the umbrella of Globalist idealism, which goes strictly against the tenants of the teachings of Islam? Bring in one Barack Obama.

Isn’t it interesting that the one person who grew up as a young boy in Indonesia, who has stated many times over of his love for the sound of the call to prayer, who respects and even supports Islam and its many followers, isn’t it interesting that it is Barack Obama, the Globalist, who is the very one that is bridging the gap between the Muslim world and the modernized world? If there was ever a significant sign that someone has been called, even anointed to play a major part in the socialized order of the world, it is in fact Barack Obama.

This is why it is my opinion that President Obama was in fact selected, either through the channels of the most powerful elite, or he was by-passed altogether at the start by Satan himself, for whatever reason in Barack’s own personal life, and established to run this course to begin laying the foundations of the world for a coming world order. And he is succeeding.

I firmly believe that Barack was indeed called and chosen to set the world on the path toward a future one world Government. His past eight years as President have shown that his #1 agenda has always been (besides gay rights initiatives which take a close second) to bring about a globalization of all the world’s resources, which include its economic policies, its social welfare, and even religion – especially religion. And while I make no pretense to suggest that President Obama is the antichrist – he isn’t. I do believe, due to many attributes surrounding him, that Satan has, for whatever purpose and plan, chose this man to do what no other man (or woman) could do right now, successfully demonstrate that Globalism should not be rebuffed, but embraced, and the world is actually listening.

The truth is when we look at the character of President Obama – the man, he is a likeable person, people just simply like him. They find him charismatic, enjoyable and even intellectually sound, but the reality is, people like Barack Obama because he has a spirit of one who knows how to entice those who come into his presence. This is a significant trait of someone who could be used by God, or by Satan, and we can see, thru his own efforts, that God is not leading this man, but Satan is. Which is why I firmly believe President Obama knows exactly what he’s doing and why, because of the spirit that is leading him.

Still, when we examine him and his ideas, we see that in another time or another place, Barack Obama would never have gotten this far had it not been for a point in times past that Satan skillfully began the process of grooming this particular man for service, whether he was a willing participant or not is unknown, however, there is no question that by Barack’s own admission in his own writing, his very words suggest that Satan did in fact come to him, he did in fact tell him that it “was time”, and that somehow, in some political miracle, he overcame obstacles that seasoned Politicians could not overcome, yet he did, without any shot being fired, and without any major backers in Washington, Barack Obama did the impossible, and to that we need to consider the real possibility that he does in fact represent a terrible glimpse of what is coming – the leader of the entire world called antichrist.

“This will keep America on its toes. America is going to have to compete. There is going to be a tug-of-war within the US between those who see globalization as a threat and those who accept we live in a open integrated world, which has challenges and opportunities.” –President Barack Obama

 

From my desk in China,

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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“As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:9

There is a deception which seems to be sweeping within the church world and it seems to be getting bigger and wider almost daily now and by the looks of it, it’s engulfing many within its wake. This deception comes in many forms, from false teachings or signs and wonders, to personal revelations which are contrary to the word. The fact is, whatever Satan has planned, he’s making the most of it in these last days. Which brings me to the latest in a long line of quackery – heaven trips.

Let me state without reservation that I do believe in visions and prophetic dreams. I believe God is able to do whatever he so desires to bring about change in people’s lives. That being said, I do not believe God is giving people daily access to heaven in the form of out of body experiences and near death events, or, in the case of some of the apostolic leaders currently making outlandish claims today, taking a trip to heaven on a whim. Everything God does serves a purpose, and that purpose is to warn the wicked of eternity without him in a place called hell. God is so concerned about eternity, that he spent more time warning men to repent than he did of his blessings. That is the nature of God, because he desires none to perish (2 Peter 3:9).

Most of these so called heavenly trips have all a common theme – bliss. But not once do the majority of those who have claimed to have went to heaven ever came back pleading with sinners to repent. Instead, the glimpses they said they were given were to amuse the believer into seeing heaven for themselves, the problem with this line of thinking? The focus is on the creation and not on the creator. Anytime the focus is on the perfect, but not on God himself, then something is amiss. This is the result of a powerful demonic experience whose sole intention is to place the believers thoughts on heaven rather than on Christ who gives them the right to even go there. But some would argue that there have been some men and women who have seen heaven and have returned with “some” limited knowledge. I agree. However, if it’s to be noted, each and every time someone has claimed to have seen the great city, there is more to which they have not uttered, or even were allowed to speak of. Why? I don’t know. But we know that in those rare cases men have been allowed to catch a glimpse of the afterlife, in each time it was all directly connected to the word of God, it did not depart from it.

It must be understood that everything that comes in the name of the Lord must align itself with the word. There must be a spirit of truth surrounding anything which speaks of a God given dream or vision. If it does not align itself with the word, then it must be rejected. If it strays one bit from truth, if it adds to the word, if it deminishes the word it equally must be denounced as false, no exceptions. The fact remains, anything outside the parameters of God’s word is false. (Deut. 13:1)

Which brings me to Heaven is Real.

Heaven is Real tells the story of four-year-old Colton Burpo and his near death experiences in heaven due to an emergency appendectomy. The “true” story, retold by his father but using Colton’s simple words, desires to offer a glimpse of the world that awaits us. The problem? That Colton tells us in his book actually runs contrary to the word, and in some cases adds to it, while in other cases is based on extra-biblical revelation. Not only does Colton tell us another story of the gospel, but throughout the book, gives more revelation, revelation which seems to surpass scripture. That is the danger we find ourselves in when we begin to accept something outside the parameters of the word and why, when we examine Colton’s story (as we will in this article), the things he states through the words of his father, suggest something else at work here – a dark deception.

When we understand the supernatural, we realize that there are two factions at play, one a Godly power, that guides us, strengthens us and loves us and wants the best for us. However, there is a darker, more sinister faction which is constantly trying to destroy us, deceive us and ultimately lead us astray. This is Satan and those fallen angels who went with him in the fall. The apostle Paul summed it in Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

The truth is, Satan is a liar and the father of lies, and many times he will come as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14), masquerading as a source of truth, but that truth is a twisting of the word to make it seem as though it is truth, when in reality it is a lie – a deadly lie. This explains what often occurs in ghostly apparitions, from UFO’s to the sighting of the virgin Mary, the result is people are deceived into thinking that what they are seeing is a sign from God, when in reality the event is made to draw men away from Christ and the word. In Colton’s case, I am firm in my belief, based on reading the book and all its “revelations” of heaven, that what the young boy (Colton) saw and projects in the book is not only a clever lie, but worse, it sends another message, not that man should repent, turn from his sin, but that heaven, as well as God, are a universal message for a unification of all faiths.

It’s interesting that in the special movie edition of Heaven is for Real, screenwriter/director – Randall Wallace, states that he uses the phrase, “What you believe affects what you perceive” [pg. 183]. Most readers would read that comment and flip the page, but if we actually read at what is being said and research what is being stated in the book, as well as the upcoming film, the term he uses is a new age term. So why would the writer and director use new age terminology? Because it fits into the them of the book – universalism.

A spoon full of sugar.

It’s an old adage that if you want to get a child to take their medicine, try a little sugar first. It’s the same with a false gospel, use a little truth to gain the trust of the people, even if that truth comes in the form of a four-year-old. Satan knows no boundries, he has no compassion nor love for you or me, anymore than he does for Colton Burpo. Satan will use whatever it takes to deceive, even Colton. Now some might say I’m being harsh on a small child, but it’s not the child who is at fault here, the blame revolves around the enemy of our soul, but at some point I have to question the wisdom and discernment of Colton’s father – Todd Burpo. How can a pastor of a large church, who supposedly knows the word inside and out, be fooled into such a deceit? I believe the answer is simple, they simply do not know the truth to begin with.

Let’s look at those claims Colton makes in his story:

In Colton’s revelation, he states that he met Jesus, who was not only the Saviour of the world, but also a school teacher [pg. 71] In Colton’s vision, Jesus gave out homework assignments to children. Yes, you read that right – children. The fact is, there are no children in heaven. Colton declares on page 95-96 that children do run and play in heaven, but where did they come from? The truth is, no where do we see children being depicted in the word, nor even in John’s account in his Revelation to the church. The sad fact is, this is deception.

Everyone has wings in heaven [pg. 72]. The fact is, only cherubims have wings, not angels and most certainly not the saints in heaven.

The book is pro-Catholic. In Colton’s story he states that Mary is highly favored and stands next to Jesus and is praised, he even suggests that Mary still treats Jesus as her son [pg. 152-153]. Once again, we have unscriptural support for something which is not true. Although Mary, while on earth, was highly favored, she was still a sinner, she still needed a savior and she still needed the blood of Jesus to set her free from sin. This is a ploy to bring universal appeal to the book for Catholics, encouraging them in their deception.

Colton states he was given past life situations of his own father’s childhood [pg. 88-94]. For what purpose was Colton given a message about events in his father’s life when he was a young boy? The only answer to that is in the context given, it was to deceive. 1 Corinthians chapter 12 speaks about 9 specific gifts, one of those gifts is the word of knowledge, the ability to know something which has past that the person speaking could not have possible known. However, in each time a word of knowledge is given, it is established so the person receiving that particular word will turn to Christ in their situation they are facing. In this case, what Colton says is the information he gained while unconscious during the operation was to help his father believe everything he was telling him, this borders on witchcraft. Demonic spirits do this thru mediums and psychics to enable to gain favor over any skepticism which would come from such revelation. The truth is, whenever God gives a specific word of knowledge it will always point people to the cross, not to something whose agenda is to deceive.

The dead sister with no name.

One of the most disturbing claims young Colton cites in his claim is the visitation of his long departed sister who died while in the womb of her mother – Sonja, Colton’s mother. This young girl approached Colton while in heaven [pg.95-97] and told him she was his dead sister, but she had no name. Seems in Colton’s heaven those children who die in birth or through abortion, have no names, that God cannot name them. What bothers me even more is how in Colton’s revelation there is sadness in heaven, this runs counter to the word itself, “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4

In Colton’s vision, Satan is not permitted into heaven [pg. 133], this too is unscriptural (Job chapters 1&2).

Colton states that only those in heaven have bodies, that sinners will never have a body nor have a body after death [pg.136]. This is against the word, as Jesus himself states in Luke 16, that the rich man lifted up his eyes being in torment.

In an even more startling depiction of universalism, Colton, as well as his father cite in page 166, how that a Palestinean woman read the book and not once ventured into the belief that one must be saved, born again to go to heaven. For her, she believed this was a way to simply relate to her muslim family members. Which brings me to my main point against this book.

The book itself is not a compelling reason for sinners to repent, actually, the book itself is a serious hindrance to the gospel for it presents a message of universal appeal regardless who reads it, be it Mormon, Catholic, Jew or Muslim, the overall sentiment is an emphasis on heaven and not on Christ. This adds to the problem found in many of these types of claims, it does not cause sinners to repent, but it softens the message of the cross where the universal focus is that everyone can find faith in their perception of what heaven is, to not only the Christian, but to the Muslim. The book presents a message that all roads lead to God, but whose God? The God of Islam? The God of paganism? The God of Christianity? Let me quote the writer himself, Randall Wallace; “The question of faith is a powerful one because it’s also the question of choice. Do we have a choice in what we believe? There are those people who say I don’t believe in God. That doesn’t trouble me. C. S. Lewis, who was the great voice of Christianity throughout the last century, considered himself an atheist most of his life. I don’t think that the label anyone gives limits them, and I don’t think we should allow our own labels to limit each other. But it’s our sense that we just might find out that life is greater than we have ever imagined, that love might really happen, that we might not only find love but we might also give it – that, to me, is faith.”

Now, I want to quote what Jesus said in John 3:3 “Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” The fact is, Wallace has it all wrong, not only does he have his entire concept of what faith is wrong, he is completely ignorant of the cross and why the cross is needed in the life of a person who needs Christ. This is at the core of the most troubling aspects of this book brings into those who will read it, it has a form of religion, it produces no desire to repent, and it projects a concept where everyone is welcome, no change within their heart truly is needed. This is heresy.

The final problem with the book is the families deep connection to Akiane Kramarik, a young woman who by her own statements, is a believer in new age mysticism. Her supposed drawings of Jesus, which Colton states is in fact the real Jesus, proves that there is a deep deception sweeping this world as no other time in history. Why is this? The reason is simple, the enemy knows his time is short and that he has to hurry to bring many into bondage. The truth is, neither Colton nor Akaine have ever seen God face to face as they claim. Neither Colton nor Akaine, have any discernment of what they saw, the fact is, they were children at the time of their deception and by all accounts, they were duped into a lie, used by Satan to deceive the masses, i.e., spoon full of sugar.

For this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians.

The truth is, Heaven is for Real is a deception meant for one thing – to deceive. While it is nice to think about a child being shown the heavenlies, we already know what the word says for that which is yet to come, why do we continue to flock toward the false? I believe it’s a result of a lack of genuine scriptural teachings found in many pulpits across the nation. Yes, there has always been deception, Satan has not changed his method, the only difference today is, we are later in the hour of the end of the age than we were nearly 2,000 years ago. This makes us to consider that the closer we get to the end of this age, the greater deception will become more active, gaining the trust of all those who would hear.

There is but one reason why these books and claims are growing these days, because it’s to disarm the church for when the greater and more dangerous deception comes upon the earth. The fact is, gain the trust of many and you’ll be ready to enslave the masses later on, why? Because they believed the subtle lie at the beginning, which made it easier to believe the greater lie. A spoonful of sugar.

Stay away from this book, leave it alone and stick with the Bible. You won’t come away confused if you do.

 

Christopher

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