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New teachings in the Christian Church- Where are They Leading Us?


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The Character of the New Prophecy

Following is a very typical example of the new prophecies that are coming out of the movement. Take note of the general tone:

"Change...change...change! Your ways are old ways, your thoughts are old thoughts, your prayers are old prayers, your cries are old cries, your worship is old worship, your way of doing church is an old way of doing church. ...Let Me change you...let Me change you inside and out. Let go of yourself! Let me have you! I don't want a little bit at a time, I want all of you, NOW! Desire change! Desire it because it is what I am doing in you! Hunger and thirst for my changing in you. You must change! I cannot equip you unless you change."
(Barry C. Linville, the 'New Wine'Vineyard Bulletin Board)

Now, take a moment to read from God's word, the Bible, and as you do, compare the whole attitude, manner, and message. Is this really the same voice as that of the new prophecy?

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. Ps 23:1-3

...with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord ...is patient... 2Pet 3:8-9

Do not associate with those who are given to change... Pr 24:21

For I, the LORD, do not change... Mal 3:6

...the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow. Jms 1:17

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever... Heb 13:8-9

Forever, O LORD, Thy word is settled in heaven. Ps 119:89

The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of His heart from generation to generation... Ps 33:11

The word of the Lord abides forever. And this is the word which was preached to you. 1Pet 1:24-25

As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 1Jn 2:24

I hope you can see the inconsistency between these two voices; the attitude, the manner, and the message are completely at odds. A thorough examination of the many important differences in character between these prophecies and the Bible can be found in Appendix A.

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