Tag: Gnosticism

P.I.D. Radio 11/29/09: The Manhattan Declaration

Our focus today was on The Manhattan Declaration, a position paper issued Nov. 20, 2009 by a group of prominent Christian leaders. In short, the declaration calls Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians to defend the sanctity of human life, the dignity of marriage, and the rights of conscience and religious liberty. Those are unquestionably values on which Christians can agree — but is it a statement of faith or a dominionist political platform?

P.I.D. Radio 11/2/09: Wells to Welles to Orwell

THE NEWS is enough to drive you into a deep blue funk: the signing of the hate crimes bill; banksters betting on you to lose your house and then die; and Russia simulating a nuclear attack on Poland.

If that isn’t enough, cattle are being mutilated with surgical precision in Georgia.

Instead of fixating on these things, which Christ told us to expect, take a break and remember the words of Paul:

[W]hatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

VFTB 020: Paul and Phillip Collins — Their Kingdom Come

DOMINIONISM IS the most dangerous threat to the Christian church today. It’s seductive, because it plays on the patriotic sentiments of many evangelicals. However, it’s not scriptural. In fact, as Paul and Phillip Collins make clear, dominion theology has more in common with gnostic and New Age beliefs than it does with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

VFTB 018: Constance Cumbey — New Age Hijacking of Evangelicalism

THERE IS no greater threat to the Christian church in America today than the New Age movement. Why? Because it’s just a repackaged version of the old lie, “ye shall be as gods”.

Sadly, this lie has wormed its way into our churches. Too many believers are unaware of the many faces this lie presents, from contemplative prayer to political activism where temporal power is justified as a means to an end.

VFTB 016: Doctor Future

BRIDGING THE worlds of science and faith, Dr. Michael Bennett (A/K/A Doctor Future) uses his God-given gifts of reason and curiosity to explore the stories behind the stories, much as we do on P.I.D. Radio. His radio show, Futurequake, airs weekday afternoons from 4:00 to 4:30PM Central (GMT -6) on WENO, 760 AM in Nashville, Tennessee.

VFTB 014: Jeff Sharlet — The Family

A SECRETIVE religious group that wields power in Washington, D.C. and other world capitals — sounds like the basis for Dan Brown’s next novel, but it’s real. Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, has been following this group for years, even living at The Family’s headquarters for a time. What he found is a group that justifies its pursuit of political power by claiming that it’s for the kingdom of God.

P.I.D. Radio 9/19/09: The Big Shift

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS are being coopted by the New Age movement, and most don’t even know it. Much of the reading we’ve been doing this week has revolved around that fact, and a good part of tonight’s show explores some of the evidence. In short, dominionists, emerging churchers, and ecumenical groups are all aiming for the same goal as New Agers: heaven on Earth. Which may explain, for example, why influential New Ager Paul Temple, founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, donates so much money to the secretive and politically connected evangelical group The Family.

P.I.D. Radio 7/31/09: Plans for the New Temple

PLANS ARE being made to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. This is significant for a couple of reasons. First, it’s prophesied in Daniel 9:27 that the Antichrist will “cause the… Read more »