Ever since running the articles on Mormonism, we’ve received several comments asking why we have singled out the Mormon religion and not any other churches.  In response to these comments, we are running an article from another author who i s a close friend of mine by the name of da Tagliare.  Since I had furnished him with the information for this article, he kindly gave me permission to use his article here as it points out problems of pagan idolatry taking place in so called Protestant Christian churches:

A couple of days ago I wrote about ChristianChurches Read Quran from Pulpits across America.  Today I’m writing about another Christian church that is defiling the name of Jesus Christ by hosting a woman who claims to be high priestess of the Egyptian goddess Isis along with her priestesses.

Ebenezer Lutheran Church in San Francisco is hosting their fifth annual Faith and Feminism Conference on Nov. 11-13.  Typical for the liberal perversion that permeates all through the streets of San Francisco, Ebenezer Lutheran is referred to as ‘herchurch’, in reference to their worship of female deities.  The theme of the conference is ‘The Feminine Face of God/dess – Paradigm for justice and empowerment.

Among the workshops being offered are:

  • Sacred Hiking with Kristen Hansen
  • Kundalini Yoga with Instructor Alison Newvine
  • Talking to Goddess, Powerful Voices from Many Traditions by Dr. D’vorah Grenn
  • Women Body Modifications as spirituality?   by Artist Sybil Erden
  • Drumming Circle  – Drumming Priestess Dionne Kohler
  • Chanting with Musician and Isis Priestess Katie Ketchum
  • Divine Feminine in Songs and Stories by Dr. Jann Aldredge Clanton
  • Bring Guadalupe into your spiritual practices – Dr. Kimberly Rae Connor
  • The Unconscious Mind by Design by Priestess Shmana Cea Heart

One of the participants in the conference, Loreon Vigne who claims to be high priestess of Isis Oasis, said,

“I personally see Isis as Mother Nature, and that she encompasses everything with her wings. She’s a winged goddess. She encompasses any other goddess from any culture.

Guided meditation is where the audience closes their eyes and you take them on a little journey.  I’ve taken people to their past lives in Egypt, as [that culture] had all the secrets. They’re the ones that knew. Their main concept is to know thyself, know thy heart, know thy soul and know thy purpose.”

Vigne and her priestesses at the Isis Oasis also provide tarot and astrology readings.  They believe in what they call 42 laws or ideas which she explains as:

“It’s kind of like a Ten Commandments, but all done in a positive concept.  ‘I shalt not kill,’ [is rendered as] ‘I honor all lives as sacred.'”

If you notice, there is no mention of Jesus Christ, God or the Bible in any of their workshops.  This conference along with the hosting church is a den of pagan worshippers no different than the worshippers of Baal we read about in the Old Testament.

As a Christian, I am appalled at their flagrant blasphemy.  If I were a Lutheran, and I am not, I would be even more incensed at the wicked perverse use of the Lutheran denominational name.  However, the Ebenezer Lutheran Church is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) whose leadership says they:

“Accept and promote the thought that salvation is secured even for people who do not have faith in Christ.

“So bringing worshippers of Isis to this conference to teach is acceptable to them.  Of course, this is a distinct departure from the orthodox teaching of the Christian church.”

Evidently the leadership of this church and the Isis followers are unfamiliar with the first two of the Ten Commandments which state:

“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

“You shall have no other gods before me.

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.  You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.” (Ex. 20:2-6)

But this supposedly Christian church is not alone in the course they are following.  A few years back there was a Presbyterian church in our area who had a pastor who was almost as bad.  He regularly had guest speakers in his church from all venues of New Age mysticism and other religions.  I recall seeing one advertisement for this church where they were hosting American Indian shamans from several different tribes.  Fortunately, the last I heard, this pastor and his church had disbanded.

This is a growing trend among Christian churches that get caught up in the liberalness of the secular world around them.  They find themselves being tempted by the sparkling lies of the Deceiver who pollutes their Christian views with all kinds of refuse, much like what happens to a clear pond that gets polluted with raw sewage.  The water of the pond becomes murky, it stinks and is no longer fit to drink.  To do so means death from the pollutants.

I hope and pray that none of you would allow such pagan idolatry and blasphemy into your church.  Help keep Christ’s living water pure and void of such pollutants by praying every day for your church, pastor(s) and other church leaders.  Prayer is the most powerful tool and weapon on the face of the earth.  Pray for them daily without fail and encourage others in your church to do likewise.  The more prayer raised for your church the stronger the gates will be that keep out Satan and his perversions.

Resource:

Marks of a Cult: A Biblical Analysis

In today’s religiously diverse and relativistic culture, labeling a group a cult may seem extreme to many people, not to mention rude. Even people who believe in absolute Truth and further believe that Jesus is the only way to eternal life can get confused about just what constitutes real Christianity. Just why are Baptists properly considered Christians, but Mormons are not? Or why is the Jehovah’s Witness religion classified as an anti-Christian cult while Presbyterians or Wesleyans or Pentecostals are simply seen as denominations within the Christian faith?

With the explosion of different sects that claim to honor and follow Jesus, how does one differentiate between true Biblical Christianity and an aberrant religious movement? Just what are “the marks of a cult?” Join us for a journey into the heart of Biblical revelation and the constant struggle of truth against lies, the apostolic faith against the “doctrines of demons.”

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Calvin Beisner
Clete Hux
R. Fowler White
James Walker
Jerry Johnson
David Henke

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