Archive for March, 2013

Trisha (Patricia) Kee/Lacroix is the founder of the ‘Do Right Hyles Anderson’ movement along with Jocelyn Zichterman,  among several other “DO RIGHT” groups and the Fundamental Revolution (FR). We are first going to discuss the FR logo, then Linda Hyles Murphy’s influence, followed by the beliefs, practices and endorsements of Trisha that clearly show the cultic and occultic nature of this group. (UPDATE March 25: Further evidence has surfaced that adds credence to the claims of this article that show Trisha giving credit to a psychic for the success of her personal life and HER group here)

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It must be kept in mind that most people think of “occult” as some blatant devil worshiping monster, with satanic rituals, sacrifices, blood drinking maniacs, and although there are a few religions and groups that actually do practice that, the not-so-blatant forms of it are more sinister. The Bible not only condemns the blatant cults, but also the seemingly innocent ones that most Christians are too naive and ignorant to see through. “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Eph 5:11. The critics on Trisha’s site who make lite of the accusations posted here, who think it’s OK for a Christian to quote Buddha, approve of atheist and homosexuals criticizing the Bible, a group leader who praises “the book of the dead” are MOCKING GOD and are playing a dangerous game with matters they have obviously not studied. It is more convenient for them to mock the evidence then to give the facts an honest evaluation.

Some of these issues that we begin with may seem petty to the average reader, but you have to understand their importance to the persons who utilized them to correctly assess their agenda.

THE FUNDAMENTAL REVOLUTION LOGO

The link to their website is posted after this paragraph, and the first thing you will notice is the logo at the top of the page. It has the Fundamental Revolution with the evol of Revolution written backwards and highlighted in red which is a well known occult practice that is used to identify cult members of particular sects, and with the highlighted red portion of ‘love’, since we Americans read left to right, the first thing you see is EVOL or EVIL) {The British occultist Aleister Crowley chose the spelling to differentiate the occult from state magic and defined it as “the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will”, including both “mundane” acts of will as well as ritual.  *** . Alleister Crowley stated that to use words to effect change  for “the law of reversal” one must ” learn to write backwards. . .” (Magick in Theory and Practice, 1929). Not only does the word appear to say evil at first glance, but the law of reversal means that by placing love backwards in the word it will effect hate towards fundamentalism. And if this seems to “out there”, consider that a recent post from a DRHAC member was praising the Church of Satan founded by Anton LaVey who relied heavily on the writings of Alleister Crowley. (see our article on Trisha Lacroix Correction.)

 Fundamental Revolution site

Now once you see the website and the logo, keep in mind all of the above about the backward writing. Now let me show you something that is FREAKY. This is the url for their logo. Go ahead, click it http://fundamentalrevolution.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/logo2.png Most urls for photo locations dont have a separation of the logo as this one does. The website designer used an “I-frame” block for the logo, but allowed any user that inspects the element the see what you just saw. EVOL. Within occultic groups, symbolism and logo is everything.

Admin Ty Duncan, with Approval by Trisha Lacroix, blaspheming Jesus Christ

This may seem petty or insignificant to some (and we’re not done yet) but it is very significant to cult members. And those who overlook these simple little matters never stop and ask, just why DID they write their logo like this?

The next issue is with their slogan:

OUT OF THE ASHES BEAUTY WILL RISE

Now at first glance this would appear to be taken from Isaiah 61:3. However, keep in mind that Satan always mimics matters belonging to God. 2 Cor 11:4.  Isaiah 61:3 God details an EXCHANGE of beauty for ashes, meaning He takes your ashes and gives beauty, there is NOTHING in Isaiah 63:1 that implies that the beauty ARISES FROM THE ASHES.

So then where does this come from if not Isaiah? Glad you asked:

The term ‘out of the ashes beauty will rise’ is a VERY SPECIFIC term used in the Illuminati and Free Masonry. It is based on Egyptian mythology that the Pheonix will burn and arise from the ashes back to life. In the Illuminati, it is the story of Lucifer flying out of the ashes of hell to reign in beauty on the earth. For your own research you can visit the links below from the cults own websites that explain this.

Now this does not mean that Trisha and/or any of her group are members are an actual member of these groups, but this serves to show where their slogan is derived, and considering Trisha’s admission to studying numerous other religions, it is very likely that she has studied and incorporated the beliefs from these groups from which this slogan is derived.

MASONIC WEBSITE

PHOENIX HISTORY

ILLUMINATI

THE LOTUS FLOWER

There is further symbolism in the groups Fundamental Revolution Facebook page where T-Shirts are sold with an alternative FR logo containing the Yellow Lotus (see here)which is the Tibetan Buddhist Symbol (Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols) and one of Trisha’s favorite resources to post quotes on the Do Right Hyles Anderson FB page is from the Tibetan Book of the Dead (sceenshot posting after this article or click here if you don’t feel like waiting to get to the end!).

The website is not complete yet (with the exception of the “Make a Donation” tab) but there is enough there to PROVE that there are occult and cultic themes within Trisha’s FR group.

LINDA HYLES MURPHY

We believe that Lindy Murphy has been burned by her father, and unfortunately has turned to faith in Jesus Christ to the god of humanism. While we are not saying for certain that Linda’s involvement with Trisha goes beyond Trisha merely using Linda’s testimony on the FR site, we believe it is still necessary to show the background of Linda Murphy, and how it has influenced Trisha.

The first video you see, is the testimony of Linda Hyles Murphy, a 17:40 documentary of her life in the “cult” of First Baptist Church of Hammond. But what most people will miss is the group she belongs to that sponsored this event. Now this part may be a little boring but it’s important to show the foundation of Linda Murphy’s influence on these groups.

The group is TED (Technology Engineering and Development)  Pay attention now!

Ted’s primary spokesperson, Chris Anderson gives the following statement on the TED website:

ED’s Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation — a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness. And for TED, it means the dawn of a whole new chapter …”

Crowd Accelerated Innovation is an oft used term used by Illuminati as a tool that will be used in the future to BRAINWASH mass media, and those who know prophecy know that the antichrist will certainly need technology such as this to reach a worldwide audience. This technology could likely be what God uses as described in 2 Thess ch2 “and God shall send them strong delusion that they should believe a lie”. There was  controversy over these type of techniques  as far back as  President Eisenhower warning the American’s in a farewell speech of the dangers of such programs. There is even an official government patent for the use of ‘mind control’ devices ( US PATENT 5159703 ). This technology was credited for the surrender of thousands of Iraqi troops during the Gulf War.

Although this technology may be far-fetched without evidence to support its veracity, it is the BELIEF in the technology that poses an issue for a Christian who supports these groups.

Chris Anderson goes on to say, “… the rich use of multiple technologies, formats and approaches for the most powerful possible impact on an audience. But the term covers more than just form and format. Content will span the full spectrum of knowledge TED stands for, from dazzling technology and leading-edge science to the richest veins of human creativity and interconnection.”[1] If that isn’t clear enough new age globalist language there’s more.

There is a list of primary sponsored speakers for the group. Most of them are all labeled as “Futurist”. What is a futurist?  An occult clan. [Not to be confused with Futurist Theology which is the belief that Revelation and many prophecies of the Bible have a yet future fulfillment as opposed to the Historicist and Preterist view that Revelation has been fulfilled.]They are concerned about a “leaderless world order” [2] , promote a “NEW AGE of business”  and yes, they have a religious agenda[3] (imagine that, no really, imagine…oh but hey, Al Gore was a member so at least they are concerned about global warming!)

TED is a PR arm for transhumanism [3.1] Click here for a list of TED sponsored videos that cover a variety of humanist topics

Speakers for TED are known as ‘Fellows’. This is part of the ritualist labeling of Free Masonry

Now let’s get back to Linda. In her video, she champions a counselor for her success, Mary Vernon. Mary Vernon is a counselor at Crossroads Counseling & Neurofeedback. If you read her short bio, “”Each of us has been in the marriage and family therapy field for over 20 years. During this time, we have looked at alternative treatments but found none with results as significant as neurofeedback. Now, because of advances in computers and more accurate ways to view and understand the brain, neurofeedback is often the treatment of choice for many conditions, providing better results faster.” [4]

Neurofeedback therapy, also called neurofeedback training (NFT), is method of teaching a trainee or patient to alter physical and psychological states. It is accomplished by using monitoring equipment that provides real time feedback to patient about their brain activity. It is well known that it was developed by New Age medical practitioners. It is no more than the same methods used in Scientology to brainwash you from symptoms but with advanced electron implements.

Not one time in Linda’s speech does she mention the Bible or Jesus Christ. In her 3 values that she learned, the first one was  “Freedom. Freedom to determine MY OWN VALUE SYSTEM” well that explains why Jesus was never mentioned. In fact, I can’t remember seeing any quotes from Trisha mentioning the name of Jesus. You have to be careful of those who use “religious language” (like Obama, and then gives a speech to a college group criticizing the Bible [5] ). Just because someone uses the word “God” and “grace” in their rhetoric does not mean they are CHRISTIAN.  Ask Trisha what they mean by “redemption” without Christ! (You know , kind of like how the NIV explains redemption while removing the “through his blood” part in Col 1:14)

Linda makes it perfectly clear she doesn’t want religion discussed on her facebook page.[6]She would rather talk on a patio where “There is nothing like nature to help us connect with our souls. “[7] and for $150 a session (with a 6 session minimum) you will need a financial consultant and a second job. Linda’s explanation of her services make it clear that she is a futurist. The opening statement of their description of Life Coaching “Coaching is future-focused, motivating, inspiring, energizing, positive and action-driven” is a clear indication of that as it is the same philosophy of the other futurist speakers for TED. Whatever ever happened to “take no thought for the morrow”. Jesus was apparently not using” positive, transformational conversation.”  According to Linda’s testimony you don’t need Christ because “You do have within you what it takes to set yourself free; sometimes you just need someone else to help you tap into those inner resources.”

All of the above with the background from TED and Mary Evans provide the foundation that has shaped Linda Murphy’s philosophy which is 110% pure unadulterated humanistic, new age occultism.

TRISHA LACROIX

Since this article was first published, Trisha has admitted to embracing the beliefs and teachings of the New Age movement, Buddhism, and other various religions, so we have eliminated much of the former material that was used to prove what she was involved in.

On November 9, 2012, Trisha stated:

“13. My religious beliefs… I am not religious. I am not a member of any church. I am spiritual. I take ideas/beliefs and I have created my own internal faith. Everything from Christian, Buddhist, New Age beliefs and have incorporated them into my life. I do believe in God. I pray constantly…my life is a prayer. I meditate. I read books on how to become a better person. I believe in Jesus as my Savior. But I do not and will not conform to a religion. Religion separates people and most wars are started because of religious differences. In my opinion, religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been through hell. That is my belief. I do not think anyone needs to believe how I believe. Its my own faith. Its personal. And I believe everyone should worship in a way that feeds their soul… So I support our Baptist people, Atheists, Catholics, Buddhists, New Agers, Methodists, Lutherans…whatever you are… if it makes you a better person…I support your belief system.”

Trisha also belongs to a group called People of the Second Chance, and this appears to be where she gets her definition of “grace” from.PEOPLE OF THE SECOND CHANCE, and their official website here
This group is by far no where near Christian and is about as HUMANISTIC as it gets. Their members use the term radical grace, and grace freely with absolutely NO MENTION OF CHRIST. Their motto is “Overthrow judgment, liberate love”. They have 5 “lifemarks”: courage, tenacity, empathy, purpose, hopeNone of the “lifemarks” mention purpose as being crucified with Christ and hope as being the blessed hope of Titus 2:13. Their definition is that “Hope lifts the human spirit and believes in a better tomorrow.” This is pure humanism. The “human spirit” is born wicked and deceitful. It must be crucified with Christ. Furthermore, this “second chance” philosophy has it’s roots in L. Ron Hubbards Scientology cult. It began as “Deadly Vipers” but was shut down because of racism.

There is a list of their “target audience” and number 4 states, “4. You have experienced or you are currently seeking a powerful second chance MOMENT that will radically alter your life and mission.”(emphasis added)What kind of “MOMENT” could there possibly be that would change ones life that can do a better job than Christ?? POTSC explain that “We are radically inclusive and work diligently to produce “human” messages and not religious ones.” (emphasis added)

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Although Trisha appears to use a progressive Christianity approach within her group, the intentions of the group were made clear by the partner that helped her start the group, Jocelyn Zichterman.

“Trisha Lacroix MEMBERS>>>>I wanted to take a moment why we are here…it’s to support victims. To validate one another. It’s to find healing, care about one another and to experience radical grace. I’d like to caution everyone about what you post. The outside world see’s this group…….We have found something enriching that we never thought possible. We found ourselves and a faith (regardless of what it is) that works. Trisha. (emphasis added).

THE ABSURDITY OF UNITY FOR A COMMON CAUSE

Let’s use an example here. Say we Christians are angry about American policies, and we want to vent our frustrations in hopes that someone will hear our voices. So some concerned angry Americans create a group. But, we need some followers. Who has the most in common with us that is angry enough at America to join us? Aha!!!! MUSLIMS So we will create a group and invite all the Muslims to join us to criticize American politics.

Now if you believe that would be absurd, if you are a Christian mad at the church, regardless of the fact you may have legitimate reasons, why on earth would you join a group of unbelievers, atheists, new agers and occult adherents to discuss your complaints against the church??

While we applaud Trisha’s effort to want to see change in certain fundamentalist churches and colleges, her motives are highly questionable, and the method in which she has advocated have served to destroy the faith of many which can not be entirely blamed on the abusers within the IFB.

A WORD TO THE CHRISTIANS

The Bible is clear that as a believer we should not:

14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” 2 Corinthians 6:14-17

While many may be angry at the abuse that has occurred in the IFB as well as other churches, God will still hold each one of us accountable for how we respond to it. Abuse is not the fault of Jesus, and it’s not as though Christ has been taken by surprise and is unaware of the abuse. But to respond to abuse by turning ones back on God and sharing in fellowship with those who are hostile toward Christianity as a whole only serves to exacerbate the harm caused to victims by separating them from the only One that truly loves and understands them like nobody else, for He too, was abused, mocked, shamed and ultimately crucified.

Bad communications corrupt good manners (I Cor 15:33), and the Psalms warn us that the Israelites mingled with the heathen, and learned their ways. Ps 106:35.  God NEVER condones any child of His to fellowship with a group of unbelievers, homosexuals, atheists, and other religions that are contrary to the gospel in order to achieve a “greater good”. There is no greater good on earth than sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, how He died for sinners and only in Him can one be made whole.

We thank and praise the Lord that many Christians have left these groups, and we hope and pray that Trisha as well as leaders of the other “Do Right” groups would consider what they are doing to others and consider even their own beliefs that are contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sources to get started on studying the New Age Movement.

The New Age Movement. Watchmen

 Psycho Heresy Awareness Ministry

 The Seduction of Christianity Pt4

Invisible Empire: A New World Order Definded (Video)

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This will be part one of a series to refute the rebuttals that Calvinists argue against standard texts used by those that oppose Calvinism.

Matthew 23:37 is a common passage used to refute the “I” in the TULIP of Calvinism (Irresistible Grace) and rightly so. The passage reads:

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye WOULD NOT!

The Calvinist believes that man’s will or free will is never involved in the salvation of the believer, but that the grace of God is superimposed upon the believer regardless of whether he wills to be saved or not. Jesus clearly states here that He would have gathered them together, but they WOULD not. Would is an indication of the will of the subject.

Now my dear Calvinist friend has an explanation for this, but as I will demonstrate, the explanation fails for several reasons.

CALVINIST ARGUMENT 1: God promises to bring Israel back into the land under His covenant, so Israel will eventually be saved anyway. And relying on Matthew 23:39 in support of such which reads:

“For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.”

REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT 1: It is clear that in Matthew 23:37, regardless of when God will EVENTUALLY take Israel out of blindness, in THIS passage and during THIS SPECIFIC PERIOD, His gathering of Jerusalem was conditioned upon their “WOULD”. What the Calvinist ignores is that even though passages such as Romans chapters 9-11 speak of an eventual restoration of Israel, there could have been an EARLIER one if they had WILLINGLY accepted Christ as their Messiah.

If at ANY point in time any person had an opportunity to come to Christ of his own free will, such a notion would defeat the Calvinist position.

Furthermore, relying on v. 39 does not support their case, but rather the opposite. The Calvinist emphasizes that this verse shows there will be a future restoration and thus God’s grace is sovereign after all against the will of man, but they ignore the part where this restoration is CONDITIONED on Israel saying, “Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord”.

Another thing to note here (and a fact in many other verses) is something that destroys Calvinism, and that is the existence of any condition at all upon man. For in Calvinism, God alone gives repentance, spiritual awakening from the dead, faith, and ultimately salvation totally as an independent act of God and completely separate from any response or involvement by man.

However, even if God preordained the children of Jerusalem to call on Him, even if God FORCED their confessions (Romans 10:9-10), and FORCED them to call on the name of the Lord, that still proves there is a human element that is required in the salvation process even if it is God that provokes or causes it, and as such, still contradicts Calvinism. Now the Calvinist may argue “any human element involved at all would be a works salvation”. Not true. A works salvation is depending on ones own effort of keeping God’s commandments and being a “good person”. Yielding the will to God is not a human effort to achieve salvation.

The Bible is clear in Romans 10:9-10 that with the heart man believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Confessing Christ is a matter that requires the man to do something, confess with the mouth. Now there are some passages of scripture that may give the appearance that God would impose belief (and we will deal with those later) but there are NONE that show God imposing His will on a man’s mouth to confession.

CALVINIST ARGUMENT 2: Jesus is speaking to the Pharisees and not Jerusalem as a whole. (This argument is not held to by my friend, but is held to by other Calvinists when dealing with Matthew 23 so I am including the rebuttal to it here.)

REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT 2: It is argued by the Calvinist that the context of Matthew 23 is a rebuke to the Pharisees, so when Jesus makes this statement to Jerusalem, he is not talking to Jerusalem as a whole, but to those who killed the prophets and caused the rebellions in Israel. So just as Jesus did not mean that God so loved the world, but that God so loved the elect, this verse also has a limited application in Calvinism.

However, if you carefully note in verse 37, Jesus said how often He would have gathered their CHILDREN. Jesus wasn’t speaking to any CHILDREN while rebuking the Pharisees. Moreover, the plain meaning of the text is that Jesus is in fact speaking to Jerusalem as a whole. In fact, He says it TWICE!

CALVINIST ARGUMENT 3: It is argued that several OT passages that reference the GATHERING of Israel, demonstrate that God will eventually impose His will on Israel, siting Deut. 30:1-6, Isaiah 11:11,12, Isaiah 54:6-8, Jeremiah 23:3, Jeremiah 29:14, Jeremiah 31:8-10, Ezekiel 11:16-20, Ezekiel 20:32-37.

REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT 3: Almost all of these passages are a reference to God regathering the scattered of Israel back to their homeland, and are not even remotely close to the context of what Jesus is referring to in Matthew 23, particularly since Israel would not be scattered for another 40 years when Titus attacked Jerusalem in AD 70.

In Ezekiel 20:32-37, where God causes Israel to “pass through the rod” is a reference to the tribulation where God will try the entire earth, and even then only a remnant of Israel is saved. If all of these verses are used to prove God’s will over the will of Israel, then it would logically follow that there could not possibly be a remnant that end up lost in Israel.

Now I personally believe that when Paul mentions that all Israel will be saved in Romans 11, that the tribulation is going to kill off all the unbelieving Israelites, but even during the tribulation, men refuse to repent of their deeds (Rev 16:11) which shows a free will to choose to accept or reject Christ, and in Revelation 2:22, those that commit adultery with the whore are told to repent, and in Revelation 18:4, Israel is told to come out of Babylon so that she receives none of her plagues and does not become partakers of her sins which implies that God’s people have a choice to stay in Babylon or be destroyed with her.

Nevertheless, the fact that there will be those among the Jews that reject Christ during the tribulation (Rev 2:2, 9, and 3:9) shows that relying on verses to prove God forces all Israel to be saved as a means of His imposition over their will prove false.

Moreover, sovereign grace that holds God’s will is imposed against the will of man does not give options to leave or remain in a damning situation (as in Rev 18:4). If Irresistable Grace were true, this command in Revelation 18:4 would not be necessary, God would simply drag them out like He does to the tribulation saints just prior to the last 3 1/2 years of the tribulation in Revelation 12:6.

Yet and still, these passages must be interpreted in light of the clear reading of Matthew 23:37-39. Regardless of what interpretation is given to the words “gathering” in all of the OT texts, when arriving at Matthew 23, it would not happen unless Israel calls upon the name of the Lord, and that condition teaches the exact opposite of Calvinist theology.

If Jesus WOULD HAVE gathered them, then that means He COULD HAVE gathered them, and the parallel between verses 37 and 39 show that He COULD NOT because they WOULD NOT!

J/A

demonDo Right Christians has tracked down the source of what we believe has led to the demon possession of Trisha Lacroix, founder of the Do Right Hyles Anderson Facebook page.

Now we do not take demon possession lightly, and in no way intend for this to be a criticism of Trisha’s spiritual life per se. But what we discovered provides an insight into the character of Trisha that many have noticed just seemed to be a little “off”, and now I think we know why.

As most who have followed this site know, we have meticulously detailed the goings on of anti-fundamentalist groups, such as Do Right Hyles Anderson, and have written extensively about the false claims that they have made in our recent article on the Jack Schaap arrest, and the occultic overtones in a group Trisha attempted to create called Fundamental Revolution.

As with virtually any person with an axe to grind, there’s always more to the story than what we see on the surface. I personally believe that Trisha has demonstrated characteristics of severe narcissism, and her willingness to embrace several different religious philosophies only complicated her spiritual life. Then I read her personal story on another website. And that truly explains a lot about why Trisha’s character is the way it is now.

Trisha’s story is actually a very sad commentary. I read it with an open mind, not looking for anything to crucify her with, but with a curiosity as to what made this woman so bitter.

For Trisha, her war against the IFB is a very personal one. Since the article is published on another website , I will not repeat too many specific details of her story from there. Nevertheless, it was a tragic story, and one that any honest, God-fearing Christian can be sympathetic about. As Christians we frequently overlook what others have been through, and often only see the “hateful” persons victims of abuse have turned into (if in fact, that is what has happened). Our first reaction is to defend our beliefs when they are attacked, and others who share those beliefs with us, and we see the accuser as a person with a specific agenda intended on defying God and turning those away who believe in God. A personal crisis can certainly be the spring-board that leads to such angst towards God and Biblical doctrines, but underneath it all is still a hurting person that has yet to find the peace that passes all understanding in Jesus Christ alone.

Although Trisha’s story did not involve sexual abuse, it did involve what I would certainly consider an abusive home. After reading through all of the horrible things she endured, something else caught my attention in her story, and that is when she attributed her “resurrection” from the old Trisha, to what she is today, to a woman named Alara in 2011.

Having researched the occult and apologetics for 20 years, that name just did not seem typical of a normal counselor, and had an esoteric “ring” to it. In a few short minutes, I found Alara.psycic

Alara is a psychic operating out of Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to offering psychic readings to help her clients “connect with loved ones” (a medium), she offers a variety of other blatantly occultic services such as Chakra balancing, metaphysical teaching, and angel card readings. Alara has used the language of the Freemasons and Jewish Occult  in comments such as:

The above image and below the eye is an ascension vehicle known as the Merkaba.  It is spoken of in many ancient texts.  It is a vital force of sacred geometry.

Merkabah is Jewish occultism and “sacred geometry” is at the heart of Freemasonry (hence the Freemason symbol of the compass and the square, with the capital letter “G” symbolizing geometry).

On Alara’s blog is the following comment left from Trisha Lacroix:

Trisha LaCroix: Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 6:26 PM
This is an awesome testimony I received from one of my clients.  Thank you!
Trisha LaCroixJacquiAttaya-Alara, if I shared the results of what is happening because of mygroup…if I shared all the results of me writing my story has done… Thelives saved from suicide, the validation, the healing in people, the spiritualawakening…the ripple affect… YOU are the reason. YOU did this…I am justthe tool. You are my teacher, healer and mentor. The lives you have touched arecountless from towns near me to Australia…Thailand… Iam honored to stand with you, helping others. We are in this together. Andtoday…our pain means something…it’s changing lives. :).

The Bible states in Deuteronomy 18:10-12

There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

Not only is the practice of witchcraft, mediating (See the Witch of Endor story in I Samuel ch 28), consulting with familiar spirits condemned by God as an abomination, but is a sure way to subject oneself to demonic possession. Many victims of demonic possession, and one that I have personally heard where a demon spoke through a teenage girl, all had a few things in common, and that was consulting with occultic practitioners, opening themselves up to the demonic realm willingly.

The Bible makes it clear that those who practice divination and soothsaying (psychics, future predictors or “fortune tellers”), are demon possessed. Acts 16:16. And Ephesians 4:27 warns us not to give place to the devil.

Trisha Lacroix admits that her “success” and the success of her group is all attributed to Alara, the psychic. Alara was her “teacher, healer, and mentor” and Trisha was just her “tool”.

Thus even though Trisha has a very tragic personal story that surrounds her childhood, she is in far more danger than she realizes with the open invitation she gave to Satan and his host of demons to influence and possess her.

I’m sure those who friend and defend her will simply brush this off, and of course those are the people who do not take God’s word about the spiritual wickedness in high places seriously. Eph 6:12.

It would be my hope and prayer, that Trisha realizes that she has willingly opened herself up to the demonic kingdom, and that only Jesus Christ, not Buddha or Alara, nor Vishna, nor the writings of the Book of the Dead or Bagavhad Gita, can deliver her from the oppression that is only going to get worse. If Trisha thought events in her childhood were bad, she is totally unprepared for the damage that Satan intends on doing since he was invited to invade her. Satan is a thief that seeks to steal, kill, and destroy. John 10:10, and the longer Trisha avoids dealing with this issue, the greater Satan’s stronghold becomes.

And he [Jesus] said unto them, ” I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven”. Luke 10:18

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Revelation 20:10.

Only the power of the cross through the blood of Jesus Christ can defeat the devil and his angels. Rev 12:11. I truly hope that those that have likewise subjected themselves to such practices that offer an open door to the devil into their lives would seek the face of Jesus Christ for the victory that He has already obtained over evil, and of which He gives such abundance of life freely.

On a lighter note, Alara should have told Trisha we were going to write this!

Former pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana,Jack Schaap, was sentenced today in federal court to serve 12 years in federal prison. Official Court Sentencing Order)032013 Judgment and Commitment Order

For other details surrounding this case, see our article on the Jack Schaap Sentencing Memorandum

The prosecutor and Schaap’s defense attorney had both initially agreed and stipulated to a 10 year sentence which is the minimum sentence required to be dispensed under federal law. There is no word yet on whether Schaap will attempt to appeal the sentence since the sentence exceeded what he had agreed to plead guilty to. (Convicted persons may not appeal a conviction of guilt that is based upon a plea agreement, but at times, may appeal a sentence if there is an abuse of discretion, or if the defendant plead guilty under the promise of receiving a certain sentence.)

Federal law generally begins with a mean, and then the courts may decide based on aggravating or mitigating circumstances whether or not to “depart” from that mean, or in what federal law deems an “upward” or “downward departure”. The Honorable Rudy Lozano noted several things that likely deemed the sentence worthy of an upward departure (See also United States Sentencing Commission, Sentencing Guidelines §2G1.3):

*Schaap fired an employee for reporting the affair with the teenage girl to Cindy Schaap, Schaap’s wife.

*Schaap had sought advice from a computer technician within the church on getting rid of evidence.

*The egregious nature of the grooming and Schaap’s position as a trusted leader of a religious community.

The Honorable Rudy Lozano also stated, “We are dealing with the treasures that are most important to us – our children.”

Schaap responded in part,

I thought I wanted to be this family’s savior. “Sometimes people try to be heroes … in trying to be a hero, I became a fool. If you love me, please don’t blame this family for my wrongdoings. Blame me”

Judge Lozano also ordered Schaap to serve 5 years of supervised release upon completing his sentence, and noted he must register as a sex offender for life.

Federal inmates are eligible for 54 days off of each year they serve for “good behavior” credit, which amounts to approximately 85% of the time they serve. Jack Schaap was arrested on September 18, 2012, and with the pre-sentencing jail time credit will likely be released @ July 5, 2022 as a tentative release date (according to BOP sentencing calculators, although our personal calculations arrive at a later date. Once Schaap’s abstract is prepared for the Bureau of Prisons there will be an official date listed).

RESPONSE FROM DO RIGHTER GROUPS

And of course, right on cue is Trisha Lacroix taking credit for Schaap’s arrest. Trisha states on her Facebook page:

Many of us worked tirelessly to have him arrested. FBC DID NOT report his abusewe did. My teams of admins and I worked for 8 months with victims of First Baptist Church. And while I handed over the reins of the group to new admins, we continue to work behind the scenes. [1]

(Bold print emphasis added).

Once again, as we stated with PROOF from COURT RECORDS, not hearsay or gossip, but actual court documents, and statements taken under oath by witnesses, that FBC staff are the ones that called the authorities. It was FBC staff that turned in photos of Schaap and even reported to them that he tried to get them to cover it up. All of Schaaps actions and attempted cover ups were reported to the authorities BY FBC STAFF before any do righter even knew all the facts of the case.

Furthermore, when this story first came out, it was actually Jocelyn Zichterman who claimed to have called the FBI, which we now know is not what led to Schaap’s arrest. So even IF it were true that the Do Right Hyles Anderson group beat FBC to the punch, it would have been Jocelyn Zichterman, not Trisha Lacroix, that provoked the arrest. Trisha Lacroix claimed to have distanced herself from Jocelyn Zichterman shortly after the DRHAC group was created, and now Trisha wants to take credit for what Jocelyn Zichterman actually laid claim to!

A very funny commentary indeed, but the fact is they are BOTH full of it. The evidence points to FBC making all of the initial contact. Trisha and many anti-fundamentalists say the FBC members listen to a man twist the Bible and blindly follow him, while Trisha stands on her “Do Righter” pulpit and twists the facts of documented court evidence and her group blindly follows her! (Although to the credit of many members in DRHAC, they left her group after blasphemous cartoons were posted demeaning Jesus Christ, and photos were posted of Trisha in a skimpy bikini on a Facebook page claiming to help sexual abuse victims.)

She ends her “acceptance speech” with the words of a CCM Music group “Word of God Speak”, and only a few comments below discusses how a picture of Willy Wonka “makes me horny” just prior to dedicating a workout (of all the silly things) to a homosexual rights activist, Jeffrey Hoffman, for “all the work he does for gay rights”.

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when at first we put on a mask and feign to bereave.

Come quickly Lord Jesus.

Former pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Jack Schaap, will be sentenced on March 20, 2013 in federal court for having sex with a 17 year old girl having crossed three state lines in the process of the commission of his crime.

Our website has received hundreds of comments and e-mails with different tails of these events both in support of Schaap and adamantly opposed to him. Some stories that we read which showed apparent inconsistencies led us to believe there was a possibility that this “rebellious” girl had a connection with a popular so-called victim’s rights advocate and may have targeted Schaap.

After reading the sentencing memorandum, nothing could be more further from the truth. The documentation provided in the sentencing memorandum paints a picture of the events of Schaap’s crime that neither those in support  of Schaap nor those who have attributed Schaap’s acts as representative of all of fundamentalist churches seemed to be privy to.

As we explicate certain facts within this memorandum below, we urge not only followers of certain “Do Right” groups to reevaluate the trust they have put into the leaders of these groups who have apparently made bogus claims about their involvement with this case, but also to members of First Baptist Church who appear to support Schaap without having known the entirety of Schaap’s depravity in this matter.

As Christians, we need to extend forgiveness to all, and that includes Jack Schaap. However, extending  forgiveness does not mean minimizing the natural consequences of his actions or upholding him as a man of integrity and or a representative of the gospel of Christ nor any fundamental Baptist church. Jack Schaap should be allowed to live with the stigma that he has created for himself, and if he is restored, in my opinion that would only occur after he has capitulated on his false doctrines, and demonstrated a genuine display of repentance. Nevertheless, he should NEVER pastor another church.

Claims That Do Right Hyles Anderson Made Taking Credit For Schaap’s Arrest.

Those who followed this case, and read the numerous media articles are well aware that Trisha Lacroix of Do Right Hyles Anderson, and Jocelyn Zichterman, have taken credit for Schaap’s arrest and touted such as their crowning achievement in exposing abuse within the IFB. Not only did they claim credit for this, but accused all of the staff of First Baptist Church of covering up the incident and refusing to “do right”.

The documented court evidence proves otherwise.

Not one single mention is made of the FBI being tipped off by an outside source in 23 pages of documentation.

What the report does state is that FBC staff became increasingly concerned about Schaap’s behavior but did not yet have evidence of a crime. The report shows they repeatedly warned Schaap about how much time he was spending with the girl. Page 6, Sentencing Memorandum. Jack Schaap called a meeting to chastise his staff for their assumptions (which demonstrates that they were trying to find out what was going on) and then within a few days, a staff member found evidence of Schaap’s crime in which the sentencing report states led to Schaap’s “firing and law enforcement investigation”.

The report does show that a secretary was complicit in Schaap’s actions, but does not state whether she knew what Schaap’s intentions were, or that other FBC staff knew that the secretary was assisting Schaap. Although one would have to wonder why a secretary transporting a pastor with a 16-17 year old would not raise red flags. This is one example where trusting your pastor does not mean checking your brains at the door.

The report clearly shows that FBC staff did not let up on Schaap, and eventually found evidence and not only fired him but contacted law enforcement.

Now we do not deny that perhaps Jocelyn Zichterman called the FBI, but the report makes it clear that it was FBC staff that initiated the contact with the police, not Jocelyn Zichterman, nor Trisha Lacroix. One could argue “well maybe they are trying to protect their informants”. Not likely considering that they went to national media outlets taking credit for this.

Whatever FBC staff could have done better which is highly speculative, the actions that they DID take are certainly not the same picture that was portrayed to everyone from the anti-fundamentalist groups according the court record.

Jack Schaap’s Manipulation and Heresy

Never in my life have I seen a person use such manipulative grooming tactics as Schaap did with this 17-year-old girl.

The record shows that this girl had been traumatized and emotionally damaged prior to talking to Schaap, and this fact was known to Schaap because it was e-mailed to him, printed out and handed to him by his secretary in April of 2012. Page 8, Sentencing Memorandum. 

Schaap begin with an initial counseling session which led to him spending personal time with her outside of the church and office.

Within 2 months of Schaap’s relationship with the girl, he wrote her the following in a birthday card:

I can’t get you out of my mind. I keep thinking about how much I enjoy talking
with you, how great you look when you smile, and how much I like your laugh. I
daydream about you off an on all day, replaying pieces of our conversation . . .
laughing again about funny things you said or did. I’ve memorized your face and
the way you look at me . . . it melts my heart every time I think about it. And I
catch myself smiling when I imagine what will happen the next time we’re
together. You must be something really special, because I can’t remember the last
time I felt so strongly about someone. Even though neither of us knows what the
future holds, I know one thing for sure – you’re one of the very best things that’s
happened to me in a long time.

Page 9, Sentencing Memorandum

Not only was Schaap a married man, but this was a 17-year-old girl whom he demonstrated “romantic” feelings for after only 2 months.

The religious rhetoric that Schaap used to groom and bait this girl are beyond appalling and blasphemous. In another handwritten letter to the girl, Schaap writes:

I’ve been doing much thinking about you – our brief journey together has
been like a spiritual allegory (a story that illustrates a truth 🙂 . . . Your life began
to deteriorate w/ actions + activities that were self-destructive + that would have
brought great tragedy eventually. Then, as your Pastor, I began to counsel you +

you to God, the truth, and to a better path of living – that’s what we
call Righteousness.

You gave me your trust, your
heart, your love, + your affection. [Unintelligible] must feel when a sinner makes
Him more than a Savior – he/she makes Him a beloved lover + friend.

In our “fantasy talk,” you have affectionately spoken of being “my wife.”
That is exactly what Christ desires for us. He wants to marry us + become eternal
lovers

Page 9-10, Sentencing Memorandum (emphasis added)

The repetition of  “spiritual allegories” and seductive language couched with Biblical overtones is so reprehensible I am surprised he was not struck down by God Himself as when God killed Herod for blasphemy in Acts 12:23.

And as if that wasn’t bad enough, Schaap writes the following blasphemous heresy:

When we get scared, Jesus sends His spirit to live within us. But He does
not personally live with us. He waits until we have fully matured before he takes
us to Heaven to live with Him.

I must follow the example of Christ. I have espoused you to Him as a
chaste virgin. You are pure + lovely + perfect in His eyes. Now you must mature
in His grace until the time he brings you to Himself.

Jesus sends His spirit when we get scared? He does not “personally live with us”? ARE YOU SERIOUS?? If Jesus waits until we all “fully mature” before taking us to live with Him, then NOBODY is getting into heaven. Furthermore, the Bible is clear that believers are sealed by the Holy Spirit the moment we are saved. Eph 4:30, Eph 1:13. Moreover Jesus said of the Holy Spirit in John 14:17,

Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

How this man ever snookered his way through an ordination inquest baffles me.

Schaap Knew He Was Wrong 

I have seen letters where some argued that Schaap had medical problems, suffered stress or other abnormalities. However, that would only serve to alter his state of mind where it could be claimed that he was delusional IF any medical evidence could substantiate that such health factors could be a proximate cause of such behavior.

Yet Schaap downloaded an “I-Phone” app that was designed to erase evidence. Page 3, footnote, Sentencing Memorandum. This clearly shows that Schaap was aware of his actions the entire time. Not only that they were sinful but that they were criminal. Schaap also arranged meetings with the girl on a “forest reserve”. If Schaap truly believed his actions were just, why the secrecy?

A Plea To Pastor John Wilkerson and FBC Staff

Probably the biggest complaint I have heard against FBC is that they have been alleged to show a lack of remorse for the victim and her family, and according to the court report, even banned them from FBC. This is not a case where refusing to discuss the matter in public or to the church is best for the “cause of Christ”. I believe that the public who look up to members of First Baptist Church need to hear how FBC feels about the victim and her family, not just about how this event has brought shame to the church.

First Baptist Church is now pastored by John Wilkerson. I have listened to several of his sermons, and he appears to have a very gentle and meek character. If he hasn’t done so already, I would plead with Pastor Wilkerson to reach out to this family and offer condolences, sympathy, and your regrets for what occurred at the hands of the leader of the church.

Churches across the world should mark actions and teachings such as what was propagated by Schaap, and learn from it. Now I am no expert in sexual abuse prevention in the church. If a person is set to do evil, he/she will do so regardless of what preventative measures are in place. But I do not believe it is appropriate for a male to ever counsel a female, and I am confident that I am familiar enough with the Bible to recognize false doctrine when I hear it, and a married man who falls in lust with a 16-year-old girl within a 2 month time period is someone who demonstrates he has long held to erroneous doctrines that either could or should have been recognized by others.

Even we at Do Right Christians were quick to judge when this story first came out, but the evidence has shown that we were hasty and our sincere apologies to the victim and her family if we have written anything that contributed to their suffering.

We hope that all Bible believing Christians will remain in prayer for First Baptist Church of Hammond, for the victim and her family, and be humbled by this experience and let it move us to seek the Lord and His righteousness to teach the truth in love, to respond to crisis according to God’s prescriptions, to hold our leaders accountable, and get back to the business of reaching a lost world for Jesus Christ.

[UPDATED 3/15/13 With verification of certificate status]

BJUnity is a website with Jeffrey Hoffman as its “Executive Director” whose claimed goal is “an affirming alternative for lgbt alumni and students of Bob Jones University”. [“lgbt” stands for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender”]. Jeffrey Hoffman is also a regular contributor to Do Right BJU and submits comments on numerous anti-fundamentalist websites.

On March 11, 2013, Jeffrey made slanderous accusations that Elisha Weismann, Dr James Ach and Jerry Kaifetz were the same person in response to an article written that demonstrated he was supportive of the Islamic religion. After contacting Facebook about the accusations and the photos he posted on his page, Facebook removed the references on his page.

When someone goes out of their way to slander us (and by “us” we mean anyone associated with DRC. Jerry Kaifetz is not associated with any of the Do Right Christian ministries or websites) on a personal level when they can’t hold a debate about religious issues that are the topic of a discussion, sometimes we do a little of our own checking, and we have some questions about BJUnity. We are not insinuating anything here, but just seeking some answers that perhaps we overlooked in our investigation of BJUnity.

BJUnity claims to be a “Not-For-Profit Incorporation” (“EXH A” below) and has a Donation Tab at the bottom of their website.

Just for review, here are the New York State laws for not-for-profit incorporations.

Upon a search, we could not find a Federal Tax ID# (“EXH B”).

We could not locate a profile on Guidestar (“EXH D”). Guidestar is a company where a corporations IRS 990 forms can be viewed. If you are not familiar with them, we have posted a picture below (“EXH C”) of G.R.A.C.E. (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) to show what a non-profit organization’s Guidestar profile looks like.

 

If Jeffrey or someone that works for BJUnity can fill in the gaps here, we’ll wait for a response before we make a conclusion based on our research.

EXH ABJU1

EXH BBJU2

EXH CGRACE3

EXH DBJU4

EXH E

BJUnity gave the following response:

To whom it concerns:

BJUnity is a not-for-profit charitable organization, incorporated in the State of New York in June 2012.

Our application for federal 501 (c) (3) status is in process.

A Few things to address about this:

1) *REMOVED Upon Verification Certificate.

DOS ID #: 4258642

2) If they admit that their application for 501 (c)(3) status is “in process” then it is not yet a true not-for-profit organization that should be collecting donations under that guise.

3) Has BJUnity told their donators that their charitable gift is not tax deductible until their 501 (c)(3) status is approved?

4) BJUnity appears to be founded in the middle of 2012, yet there is nothing on your website that advises potential donors that your 501 (c)(3) status is pending, or when you applied for it which would be important considering that it normally does not take 9 months for approval.

Posted: March 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

Updated

Do Right Christians

[Jeffrey Hoffman is the founder of BJUnity and regular contributor to the Do Right BJU Facebook page.] Giving Jeffrey Hoffman the benefit of a doubt that he may have been drunk when he posted the excerpt we are about to discuss*, I was quite surprised to see how Jeffrey seems to be totally oblivious to Islamic beliefs and practices.

On or about March 9, 2013, Jeffrey posted a cartoon of American’s claiming that not all Muslims are hateful, with a Muslim replying not all Christians are hateful. [1]. Jeffrey made it clear that he had Muslim friends that read his “wall” and that Islam should not be insulted. And then, Jeffrey stated this comment:

Do you know that Muslims are awaiting the second coming of JeSus? That Mohammed prophesied that Jesus would return?

This type of misunderstanding of the true nature of Islam has helped put American’s to sleep…

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[Jeffrey Hoffman is the founder of BJUnity and regular contributor to the Do Right BJU Facebook page.] Giving Jeffrey Hoffman the benefit of a doubt that he may have been drunk when he posted the excerpt we are about to discuss*, I was quite surprised to see how Jeffrey seems to be totally oblivious to Islamic beliefs and practices.

On or about March 9, 2013, Jeffrey posted a cartoon of American’s claiming that not all Muslims are hateful, with a Muslim replying not all Christians are hateful. [1]. Jeffrey made it clear that he had Muslim friends that read his “wall” and that Islam should not be insulted. And then, Jeffrey stated this comment:

Do you know that Muslims are awaiting the second coming of JeSus? That Mohammed prophesied that Jesus would return?

This type of misunderstanding of the true nature of Islam has helped put American’s to sleep about not only Islam’s history but about their true intentions regarding “The Great Satan”, America.

ALLAH HAD NO SON

Islam does not believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, nor do they believe that He was ever crucified. Islam argues that Allah ” is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything.” (emphasis added). Surah 6:101. And in Surah 23:91 the Quran reads, “Say not that Allah begat a son”.

Islam believe that Jesus Christ (Isa) was no more than just a prophet like Moses. He was neither God nor the Son of God.

WHO IS ISLAM EXPECTING TO RETURN?

Islam awaits the “12th Imam”, or the Al-Mahdi. Some Muslims believe this Imam was born in 869 AD and never died but was hidden by Allah. Nevertheless, it is common among all sects of Islam that the Imam will be the final prophet that restores order and the rule of Allah upon the world.

This Imam must also be a descendant of Mohammed. Since Arabs come from the lineage of Hagar, it would be impossible for Jesus Christ to meet the criteria of becoming the 12th Imam.

In fact, if you look at the beliefs of Islam about the 12th Imam, it is strikingly similar to the rule of the antichrist in Revelation:

  • He will be a descendant of Muhammad and the son of Fatima
  • Will have a broad forehead and pointed nose
  • Will return just before the end of the world
  • His appearance will be preceded by a number of prophetic events during 3 years of horrendous world chaos, tyranny and oppression (see Revelation 13:5 and Daniel 9:25-27)
  • Will escape from Madina to Mekkah, thousands will pledge allegiance to him
  • Will rule over the Arabs and the world for 7 years (see Daniel 9:27)
  • Will eradicate all tyranny and oppression bringing harmony and total peace (See Daniel 8:25)

Jesus Christ does not return as a prophet.

Jesus Christ returns as the Lord of lords and King of kings. Revelation 17:14. When Jesus Christ returns, He returns WITH His bride (Revelation 19:1-9) not another prophet.

When Jesus returns He establishes a JEWISH rule where He reigns from the throne of David from JERUSALEM, not Mecca  or Medina. Revelation 3:12, Isaiah 9:7, Luke 1:32, Acts 2:30.

Therefore it is clear that the Imam that Islam awaits is not the Jesus of the Bible.

JIHAD IS FUNDAMENTAL TO ISLAM

While many attempt to portray Islam as a religion of peace, Holy Jihad is a fundamental foundation for ALL of Islam regardless of what sect it is.

Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth among the people of the Scriptures [Jews and Christians] until they pay Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. Surah 9:29

Fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and polytheism, worshiping another god besides Allah] and the religion will be for Allah Alone. Surah 8:39.

Find and slay the Pagans wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every strategem (of war). Surah 9:5, Ali Translation.

Islam has demonstrated repeatedly that peace is not in their interest, but the total annihilation of Israel and the Americans.

ANY APPEARANCE OF PEACE FROM ISLAM IS ONLY TEMPORARY, THE QURAYSH DOCTRINE

Islam only gives the appearance of peace when it is expedient for them to do so. History has proven this to be a staunch fact (Oslo Accord, for example).

Islam employs what is known as the “Quraysh Method” which is based on the event where Muhammad permitted his friend, Amar Ben Yasser, to deny his allegiance to Allah when he was captured by the Quraysh tribe to avoid torture.

Since the Quraysh incident, lying is acceptable in Islam if it offers an advantage over ones enemy.

Saddam Hussein used this reasoning with President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. Mubarak visited Saddam in Baghdad the day before Iraq invaded Kuwaitt. Hussein promised Mubarak there would be no invasion of Iraq. Iraq invaded Kuwait while Mubarak was in transit to Cairo.

Know this that lying is not sin by itself, but if it brings harm to you it could be ugly. However, you can lie if that will keep you from evil or if it will result in prosperity. Abi Hamid Al Gahazali, Ehia Al-owlom Al-Den [A Revival of the Religious Books] (Cairo, Egypt: Maktabet al-Turas, 1971), pp 3, 137.

Thus any Muslim that attempts to give the appearance of friendliness is merely doing so because it is fundamental to their belief system that they need to “lay low” until they are in a position to “strike the enemy”. History has proven time and time again that ALL Islamic nations have taken advantage of opportunities to exploit Israel, America, and Christian interests by breaking treaties and capitalizing on any chance given (or taken) to further the cause of Islam toward total world domination.

Islam began as a religion created by the sword upon anyone that did not pledge allegiance to Mohammed and the Moon god of Arabia (Allah), and Islam intends to finish that way, too.

Foolish ignorance of the true nature of Islam and sympathy for the doctrines held by the sworn enemies of Israel, Christianity and the Americans has not only led to lopsided politics, but will ultimately lead to God cursing the American nation (Gen 12:3) and allowing Islam to continue it’s clandestine plots to destroy its enemies.

With Iran’s push to obtain nuclear weapons, it is not a question of IF they will use these weapons on America, but WHEN. One would think that September 11, 2001 would serve as a permanent reminder of that fact, and those who believe that any part of Islam can be separated from the acts of 911, or the AMERICAN Muslim Sergeant that shot up an Army base, or bomb targets that were planned in American Mosques,  are deceiving themselves.     

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*Jeffrey Hoffman 15 hours ago: “That moment when you realize that having drunk an entire chalice worth of the consecrated wine, you are officially drunk on Jesus….” “Too much was left over… and I am not as think as your drunk I am.” ” Bob Jones can kiss my ashes.”

Jeffrey Hoffman has responded to this article’s question saying “The answer is no”. So then we have re-worded the question as “So does Jeffrey Hoffman support the RELIGION that sponsors terrorism, Islam?”

In the same manner that Jeffrey refused to answer whether or not the Roman Catholic Church was teaching “hate speech” for their views against homosexuality, Jeffrey refused to answer the question about supporting the religion that promotes terrorism and if you can find his page, he even saved us the trouble of screenshotting the conversation! Of course his reason for screen-shotting the conversation was to accuse 3 different people of someone named Jerry Kaifetz who recently had a falling out with Trisha Lacroix, but that just shows the extant of depravity in the minds of the anti-fundamentalist crowds they are so willing to play childish games they will blame 2 people (or 20 for that matter) of being the same person even though their doctrinal views are the difference between night and day!

It is pretty obvious that Jerry Kaifetz is no friend of the IFB and appears somewhat like some of the Do Right groups with attacks on the IFB although not quite as aggressive. This website clearly shows we are IFB and make no apologies for it. We even have a youtube video that has an audio recording of James Ach, and a video that we found made by Jerry Kaifetz that shows a clear difference in voice tone, depth, accent, annunciation and even in the face of such evidence, Jeffrey, Trisha Lacroix, Cathy Harris, Reiko Souma and a few others still follow Jeffrey’s accusations.

It is ironic that these accusations of me and Jerry Kaifetz being the same person never surfaced until Trisha Lacroix had several hundred people leave her group. This website has been here since August of 2012, and we have never changed our tune. Yet when Jerry Kaifetz called attention to some cartoon on Trisha’s page, it started an uproar that lead to an exodus out of her group and then all of a sudden, Trisha and Jeffrey put their heads together and the light bulb came on and, wallah! Jerry and James must be the same person because only Dr James Ach disagrees with Trisha and Jeffrey and all of the other anti-fundie groups.

In fact, the hundreds of people that left Trisha’s group are probably ALL Dr James Ach! And they call ME a conspiracy theorist!

This week in search of some intelligent life over at the Stuffed Undies Like website, I found just another typical example of how the anti-fundamentalist crowd and disgruntled ex-“fundies” misrepresent Baptists and in this instance just blatantly lie about what a Baptist preacher said.

The SFL’s Unholy See, Darrell Dow, posted a video of a Baptist pastor, Marvin Smith, telling a story about a deacon imprisoned for sexual abuse. [1] Darrell title’s the video on his Facebook page  “Marvin Smith tells us what causes men to become child molesters. (Hint: It’s Internet porn)”.

I’m wondering if we watched the same video or did I get the URL wrong? It’s a 2:32 minute video, surely it wouldn’t be that hard for Darrell and all of those accredited-degree wielding geniuses who are all members of the most astute and dignified universities of America (I’m making assumptions about the degrees since they put so much emphasis on it, I must assume they all themselves have degrees) to find the reference where the pastor blames subjects abuse on internet porn.

At the 54 second mark, Marvin states that the deacon admitted that his internet life was messed up. At the 2:26 mark, Marvin states that the man walked after the imagination of his heart. Not once in this 2 minute video excerpt does this pastor blame the deacons actions on just the internet porn.

Perhaps the SFL crowd is angry about the reference to internet porn because they would prefer not to have internet porn censored. There is a common theme in counseling circles called “GIGO-Garbage In, Garbage Out” and this is certainly a Biblical concept [And my sincere apologies for the use of the term “Biblical”, that’s a term that the SFL crowd and the “do righters” say is “fundy language”]. Proverbs 23:7 says “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”. Jesus said that if a man looks upon a woman with lust in his heart, he has committed adultery. Matthew 5:28. Job said he made a covenant with his eyes, why then should he look on a maid. Job 31:1. And David said “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes”. Psalm 101:3. And Jesus said out of the heart proceeds evil. Mark 7:21.

So how is what this pastor said somehow in error? Not only did he not say what Darrell said he did, what he said was perfectly legitimate. If a person saturates their mind with garbage and does not “cast down imagination” (2 Cor 10:4-5) ultimately he will act on those imaginations. But I suspect that with the type of crowd that critiqued this excerpt, they want to separate porn from actions of immorality so that they can justify watching it themselves since adultery and fornication are not considered crimes and they tend to limit their slander of fundamentalism against church members who have been convicted of breaking sex crime laws.

Peanut Gallery

Darrell has a peanut gallery where comments can be posted so I figure we’d post a few to show how utterly depraved and ignorant this crowd is.

BASSENCO March 7, 2013 at 7:06 am

So this guy candidly acknowledges that he knew the guy was unrepentant, that he told the wife the man was unrepentant, and YET HE NEVER ENACTED CHURCH DISCIPLINE against a man engaged in gross sin who was unrepentant. That’s a Baptist for you! Everything except the remedy commanded in Scripture.

Next, the Lord Jesus taught that it is not what goes into a man that defiles him, but what proceeds from his heart. A child molester is not coerced to molest because of porn. His wicked heart prompts him to molest.

This comment is from Jeri Massi, the self-proclaimed correcter of any doctrine written or preached by a fundamentalist. For Jeri Massi, if it’s not in the stars (and I mean that literally as she even uses astrology to bet on fights) it’s not in the Bible.

Now of the 2 minutes we heard, the pastor merely said he talked to the deacon AFTER HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON. The deacon had not done anything wrong YET, so just how is a pastor supposed to administer church discipline? This isn’t Hollywood where punishment occurs before a crime is committed. The pastor did what he should have and told his wife to keep him away from their children. Isn’t that part of what the anti-fundamentalist crowd always complains about, is that the pastor never says anything? This pastor is in an independent Baptist church talking about sexual abuse. I guess that fact slipped the minds of everyone of the accusers on the SFL page since they commonly accuse Baptists of never talking about these issues in church.

Yet somehow, the anti-fundamentalist commentators find a way to malign this pastor’s character for doing the right thing: warning those close to the deacon that this man is not fit to be around children. What the wife does with that information can not be controlled by the pastor. We don’t know where the abuse took place, and can only assume that it took place in their home (which is out of the pastors reach) because had it happened in the church, the wife would likely not have had to tell the pastor about his subsequent offense.

Furthermore, the pastor says that “I talked to A deacon of A fundamental Baptist church” (emphasis added). It does not appear that Marvin is the pastor of the Central Baptist Church where this was recorded, and since the subject he spoke of was not directly under his authority, he was not in a position to dictate church discipline if an offense had been committed.

And then, Jeri finishes her comment by repeating what the pastor said and acting as if he didn’t say it! Had the pastor exercised any church discipline, they probably would have criticized that, too.

That’s a Baptist critic for you.

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Kreine March 7, 2013 at 12:45 am

And after having watched the vid, I call baloney on the guy’s story. Too many details changed. Song leader to deacon, children to grandchildren, knew the couple previously from a town, wife had to move to that town…

So just how many details does one need to get right in a 2 minutes video?! The preacher said he talked to the man after he was released from prison, he didn’t say that he was currently a deacon. And, small churches often can have a deacon be both a deacon and a song leader.

Of course, Kreine changed his/her tune, when someone else said it is not that “incoherent” and then claimed that her own father was both a deacon and song leader. But his/her own words were “TOO MANY DETAILS CHANGED. SONG LEADER TO DEACON”. Kreine’s post emphatic about the apparent contradiction and even used it as the  basis to call the story “baloney”.

I certainly hope “Kreine” isn’t one of SFL’s Harvard Alumni.

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Big Gary March 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm

To make the analogy clearer:
Most child molesters wear clothes. Nudists could argue that wearing clothes puts a person on the path to child molestation …

Child Molesters also comb their hair, so that would make everyone that combs their hair a potential child molester. That is one of the most ridiculous analogies I have ever heard. Clothes are not directly related to sexual gratification unless you have a clothing fetish. There’s a reason that a Child Molester watches porn instead of reading the Kohl’s clothing catalog.

And what’s worse about this comment is that the next poster said it made sense!

I’m assuming those two graduated from Yale.

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Now here is a guy that actually made some sense proving that there is hope lurking among the restless disaffected SFL crowd:

Mr Jenkins March 7, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Yet another post that just proves that you people really are off your rockers. I have no idea what this video is about since I haven’t even watched it. But, it sounds as if a Baptist is trying to say that things like abuse are bad and that porn is unhealthy. Three-hundred-sixty-four days a year you people come on here and complain about being a victim of this pastor and a victim of that IFB person. In some cases I’m sure you actually are telling the truth and have a legitimate right to complain. But, now that an IFB person is apparently saying that sexual abuse is wrong and that porn is unhealthy, all of a sudden you think that sexual abuse is way overblown, not that big of a deal, and that porn is great and something we should all have the right to engage in with great gusto. Porn is a scourge and more harmful than probably most people realize. Years ago a person had to go out to a bad neighborhood and buy it, hoping no one saw you. Now it is available for free and in the privacy of your home at any time or day of the year with no challenge at all. It has corrupted the morals of our country and world and will only continue to do so. Just because an IFB person says porn is bad, you suddently turn into a Jekyll-Hyde character and all of a sudden stop your crusade “against IFB abuse” and now claim, “How dare anyone stop me from accessing as much porn as possible and saying I can’t enjoy as much sexual unrestraint as I want!” The hypocrisy of this blog is just stunning.

And of course, something a die-hard Darrellite can never do is admit when they are either wrong or when their hypocrisy is pointed out, so they do what they do best, attack the poster and change the subject to something else with “but what about…” non sequitur debates.

And we’re nearing the finish line with Dr Fundystand Proctologist (No he’s not a real proctologist, he just plays one on SFL where scores of people with fake profiles can accuse others of being fake. To be “real” you must have your certified SFL Fake ID profile).

Dr. Fundystan, Proctologist March 7, 2013 at 12:37 am

Assuming this guy is telling the truth (which I don’t), how does he qualify as a behavioral specialist? This is a common theme in fundy preaching: just basically making things up. Hey, let’s all play “Spot the Missing Major Premise”! I love that game…

So now only a “behavior specialist” can claim that porn is bad? I can see the rebellious children now; “Mom, I don’t have to go to bed and get 8 hours of sleep before school, are you a behavior specialist?”  Since the Procto wants to play, how about play “Spot the Missing Major Premise From a Two Minute Edited Excerpt”.

Dr Fundystan obviously got his earned doctorate from Stanford. 

I wonder if “behavior specialists” that disagree with each other cancel each other out! I mean, should a person see a cognitive therapist or a psychotherapist?

And of course we know that “behavioral therapists” are well above immorality and beyond reproach. (See Abuse By Psychiatrists on our Facebook page.)

We have not given up all hope though, if evolutionists are dumb enough to keep looking for missing links, I guess we’ll continue our search for a few ourselves over at the Stuffed Undies Like crowd to find some kind of connection between a human being and common sense.

 

By Will Kinney

Acts 15:17-18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world

Acts 15:17-18 King James Bible – “That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. 18 Known UNTO GOD ARE ALL HIS WORKS from the beginning of the world.”

ESV – 17. that the remnant of mankind may seek the Lord,  and all the Gentiles who are called by my name, says the Lord, who makes these things 18 known from of old.”

NIV –  17. that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who bear my name, says the Lord, who does these things — 18. things known from long ago.”

It should be obvious that the modern, ever changing critical Greek text has omitted the words “UNTO GOD ARE ALL HIS WORKS” and the resultant meaning of the verse has been radically changed. The meaning of the King James Bible is that God knows  perfectly everything that will ever happen.  It reveals the omniscient God who knows all things from the beginning of the world. The critical text reading merely describes a God who reveals certain facts before they happen. A prophet can do that, but only an omniscient God can know all His works from the beginning.

John Gill expounds the meaning of the passage as: “Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world – These are the words of James, and not of Amos; all the things which God does in the church and in the world, they were all foreknown and predetermined by him: from the beginning of the world; or from eternity; even all his works of creation, providence and grace.”

 

The differences between the two texts can best be seen by showing both in the Greek.  The Byzantine, Majority reading of Acts 15:17-18 looks like this:

Acts 15:17 ὅπως ἂν ἐκζητήσωσιν οἱ κατάλοιποι τῶν ἀνθρώπων τὸν κύριον, καὶ πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, ἐφ’ οὓς ἐπικέκληται τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐπ’ αὐτούς, λέγει κύριος ὁ ποιῶν ταῦτα πάντα.  Acts 15:18 γνωστὰ ἀπ’ αἰῶνός ἐστιν τῷ θεῷ πάντα τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ.” 

And the Westcott -Hort, UBS, Nestle-Aland critical text looks like this: Acts 15:17  ὅπως ἂν ἐκζητήσωσιν οἱ κατάλοιποι τῶν ἀνθρώπων τὸν κύριον, καὶ πάντα τὰ ἔθνη ἐφ’ οὓς ἐπικέκληται τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐπ’ αὐτούς, λέγει κύριος ποιῶν ταῦτα Acts 15:18 γνωστὰ ἀπ’ αἰῶνος.

Verse 18 is not even a complete sentence either in their own printed Greek text nor in many modern versions that follow it. The fact that it is merely a phrase and not a complete sentence testifies to an omission of words that once were there. Something is lacking from the absolute Standard of God’s complete and infallible words.  Something has been removed and taken out. This Vatican engineered critical text has been “weighed in the balances, and is found wanting.” Daniel 5:27.

The NIV also adds a second additional word – “things” ( ταῦτα) –  to verse 18 that is not even in the deficient Greek text it follows.

Agreeing with the Vatican Critical text’s shorter reading are the NASB, NIV, RSV, ESV, NET, Darby, Holman Standard, the Jehovah Witness New World Version, the modern Catholic versions like the St. Joseph New American Bible 1970 and the New Jerusalem bible 1985 and the Common English Bible. The NASB takes the last part of verse 17 and puts it in verse 18 and reads: “Says the Lord, who makes these things known from long ago.”

It is interesting that the earlier Catholic Douay-Rheims of 1582 and the Douay of 1950 both were more like the King James Bible – “his own work known from the beginning of the world.” ( Catholic Douay Bible) but the more modern Catholic versions like the St. Joseph, New Jerusalem and the 2009 Catholic Public Domain Version read like the modern Vatican Versions ESV, NIV, NASB, NET. – “the Lord who made this known so long ago.” (New Jerusalem bible 1985)

There is a lot of confusion among the critical texts that are normally used in the modern Vatican Versions. P74 and A read one thing; D reads another and Sinaiticus, Vaticanus have yet a third different reading, while the Majority text and the  Received Greek text agree and is the one found in the King James Bible and in the Traditional Greek text used by the Greek Orthodox churches all over the world to this day – “γνωστὰ ἀπ’ αἰῶνός ἐστι τῷ Θεῷ πάντα τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ.” 

Agreeing with the reading found in the King James Bible in Acts 15:18 “Known UNTO GOD ARE ALL HIS WORKS from the beginning of the world” are Wycliffe 1395, Tyndale 1525 -“knowne vnto God are all his workes from the begynninge of the worlde.”, Coverdale 1535, the Bishops’ Bible 1568, the Douay-Rheims 1582 – “To the Lord was his own work known from the beginning of the world.”, the Great Bible 1539 – Knowen unto God are all his workes from the begynning of the world”, the Geneva Bible 1587 – “From the beginning of the worlde, God knoweth all his workes.”,  Mace’s N.T. 1729 – “for the works of God are all known to him from the beginning of the world.”, Wesley’s translation 1755, Lamsa’s translation of the Syriac Peshitta, Webster’s translation 1833, Youngs, the Douay Version 1950, J.B. Phillips The N.T. in Modern English 1962 – “Known to God from eternity are all his works.”, The Living Oracles N.T., Whiston’s N.T., Worsley N.T., the New Life Bible 1969, World English Bible, the Complete Apostle’s Bible, the NKJV 1982, KJV 21st Century 1994, Third Millenium Bible 1998, English Jubilee Bible 2000 and the Knox Bible 2012. 

Among foreign language Bibles that have the much fuller reading of “Known UNTO GOD ARE ALL HIS WORKS from the beginning of the world.” are the Apostolic Bible Polyglot Greek, Luther’s German Bible 1545 and the German Schlachter of 2000 – “Gott sind alle seine Werke bewußt von der Welt her.”, the Italian Diodati 1649 and Nuova Diodati 1991 – “A Dio son note ab eterno tutte le opere sue.“, the Portugues Almeida Corrigida E Fiel 1681 – “Conhecidas säo a Deus, desde o princípio do mundo, todas as suas obras.” , the French Martin 1744 and Ostervald 1996 – “Toutes les ouvres de Dieu lui sont connues de toute éternité.“, and the Spanish Sagradas Escrituras 1569, and the Reina Valeras of 1909 and the 2010 Reina Valera Gómez Bible – “Conocidas son a Dios todas sus obras desde la eternidad.” = “Known are to God all His works from eternity.”  (Unfortunately, through the influence of modern textual critics like Eugene Nida the Reina Valeras of 1960 and 1995 have switched over to the Westcott-Hort text and read – “dice el Señor, que hace conocer todo esto desde tiempos antiguos.” = “Says the Lord, who makes all this known from ancient times.”).  The Romanian Fidela Bible of 2009 reads like the KJB – “Cunoscute sunt lui Dumnezeu toate faptele lui, de la in- ceputul lumii.” and so does the Modern Greek Bible – Απ’ αιωνος ειναι γνωστα εις τον Θεον παντα τα εργα αυτου.

The King James Bible is right and it is not missing any whole verses or parts of verses that add up to literally thousands of words.  It is the complete, inspired and 100% true words of the living God and the true Book of the Lord. Accept no substitutes.  God bless, 

 Will Kinney