I’ve watched with great interest the phenomenon started at the Toronto Vineyard Church notable for the laughing, roaring like lions, barking like dogs, etc. Many wondered, could this be of the Lord? It didn’t appear to be by any known biblical standard. Finally, years after the fact, Paul Gowdy, former Toronto Vineyard pastor, confesses that it was not of God and caused great harm. This will be a fascinating read, particularly for those who were acquainted in some way with the “Toronto Blessing.”
The article recounts the frequent difficulties within the church as concerned believers seek to question practices that they believe may be harmful to the church body only to be asked to leave.
The author chronicles his attempt to discern truth about the Toronto movement. He went to Toronto to view the phenomenon first hand. But the surprise came in what Jesus personally revealed to him.
World-renowned for his faithful adherence to biblical principles, David Wilkerson looks tearfully at the state of the church. He highlights the latest fads in Christianity which lead millions astray, perverting the Gospel of Jesus Christ. David Wilkerson’s sermon was circulated widely by audio tape.
Jesse castigates the church for its false doctrines, false teachers, and false shepherds that are leading the sheep to eternal destruction for their own enrichment. The article is clear, self-explanatory, and should be convicting to all who are not true shepherds.
Andrew decries three major false doctrines — be saved by inviting Jesus into your heart, the doctrine of unconditional eternal security, and the pretribulation rapture. He shows that each false doctrine is far from what Scripture says and describes, that it seems to be a product of the Western desire for ease and comfort. The modern gospel preaches no persecution and no deep repentance from sin. Yet Scripture DOES! A worthwhile read.
In this article, a Revival historian, closely aligned with the Charismatic and prophetic movements, raises the following questions: Why do the Toronto manifestations seem literally identical to many counterfeit movements which have destroyed genuine Revivals down through history? And why are they seemingly identical to the Chinese occultic ‘Qigong’ movement, as well as Franz Mesmer’s…
THE TORONTO CONTROVERSY – DISTURBING NEW FACTS FROM HISTORY by Andrew Strom http://crash.ihug.co.nz/~revival Why does this movement seem literally identical to many counterfeit movements which have destroyed genuine Revivals down through church history? And why are the manifestations seemingly identical to the Chinese occultic ‘Qigong’ movement, as well as Franz Mesmer’s occultic…
Jane Fonda, Norma McCorvey, John Maxwell and M. Scott Peck — four very different celebrities on four diverging paths! What do they share along the way? What can we learn from them? How can we pray for them? First clue: Ponder their words and ways. “For,” said Jesus, “out of the abundance of the heart…
In this short article, Mr. Mohler gives valuable insights into the effects of modernity — now postmodernism — and its effect on the church as it seeks to deconstruct, to war on truth, and to cast down all religious, philosophical, political and cultural authorities. There are valuable insights and warnings to be gained.