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Watcher's Lamp

Monitoring spiritual deception and world events from a Biblical perspective.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010

US: Earthquakes Coast to Coast


HIGHLIGHTS

Northeast Quakes

Knoxville Tennessee

Arkansas continues week long quakes

Oklahoma and Texas quakes

Baja California's ongoing "endless earthquake"

Plan, prepare and perform with response resources here.

DARE TO PREPARE here.

Visit Survivor Mall.com for your preparedness needs.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010

Michigan: The Earth Splits Open


From The Daily Press: Large crevice remains a mystery

STEPHENSON - The sudden appearance of a 150-foot, 4-foot-deep


crevice in Menominee Township remains a mystery and is causing a great
deal of speculation.

The crevice appeared after landowners heard a loud boom between 8 and
9 a.m. Monday, followed by the ground shaking for a few seconds. The
landowners later found a large crevice south of their Menominee Township
home Tuesday.
Residents are speculating what could have caused the mysterious
occurrence.

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Gulf Oil Disaster: Death By Inhalation


UPDATE ON THE GULF OIL SPILL CATASTROPHE by Dr. James
Howenstine, MD.

"Can the Enormous Health Problems in the Gulf States be Permanently


Hidden?

...My initial reaction was that the U.S. administration would be forced to
evacuate the residents of the Gulf states to areas more than 200 miles
from the coast in order to preserve life. A tentative date for the FEMA
evacuation was put forth as late August. My current thinking is that
evacuation may be able to be avoided. Failure to evacuate guarantees that
massive numbers of Gulf citizens will die from oil, hexane and methane
exposure. Exposure to Aromatic Polycyclic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) from oil
are capable of damaging every organ in the human body.

"...If the number of persons dying in Gulf States from illnesses arising from
exposure to oil keeps steadily rising there is no reason to think this rising
death rate would force FEMA to do anything. The steady increase in
deaths will not get publicity, some people will voluntarily move away to a
healthier state and the Gulf States will steadily have a lower number of
citizens."

See more on the Gulf Oil Disaster here.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010

Forty Seven Quake Events in Arkansas

Something is getting ready to break...California? Chicago?

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010

Peter Scazzero And Rick Warren Spreading


Contemplative Spirituality
From Pastor Ken Silva at Apprising Ministries

I’ve mentioned many times before that this spurious CSM under the quise
of Spiritual Formation, with it’s main vehicle of Contemplative/Centering
Prayer (CCP)—meditation in an altered state of consciousness—was a
core doctrine from the EC’s evil inception. What I’m about to show you
here from Peter Scazzero is simply another example of just how far this
romanticized version of anti-sola Scriptura CSM has penetrated the
mainstream of the church visible, and, what happens when one continues
these spurious spiritual practices long enough to anger the Lord.

Earlier I showed you that in SBC Protestant Pastor Rick Warren Double-
Minded On The Reformation And Roman Catholicism that, for all intents
and purposes, Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren is about as Protestant as
Pope Benedict XVI himself. Then in Rick Warren And Peter Scazzero Up
To Monk-ee Business I reminded you that at his conference Radicalis last
February at Saddleback Church, which also featured Mark Driscoll, Perry
Noble, and Andy Stanley, Warren pronounced his PDL blessing upon an
“evangelical” CSM guru by the name of Peter Scazzero.

You might remember that in an email promoting that conference, Chat Live
with Radicalis Speaker, Pete Scazzero, Wednesday, December 9 at 11 am
pst, Warren told us:

Pete, along with his wife, Geri, are co-founders of Emotionally Healthy
Spirituality, a groundbreaking ministry that integrates emotional health and
contemplative spirituality to pastors, leaders and local churches. (On file at
AM, emphasis mine)
Read the rest at Apprising Ministries.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010

Desiring God 2010: Battle of the Mind or Bodies?


Now that the Rick Warren / John Piper Affair is over ( or has just begun),
the Internet chatter seems to pit Warren vs. Piper, or Calvinism vs.
Warrenism. Even Dr. Ed Stetzer of Lifeway Research casted a stone-
throwing tweet at the Calvinist camp for resisting the participation of
Warren's blatant Pelagianism at the conference.

John Piper claimed he was "going to go after Rick Warren" with 13 pages
of questions regarding the Purpose Driven Life. Piper gushes over Rick
Warren's ability to quote scripture to the point that Piper wanted to "just
quit", apparently out of some intense personal sense of inadequacy.

Such a dramatic response of unworthiness on Piper's part continues to


edify Rick Warren's ministry.

The reality is John Piper and Rick Warren are aligning their efforts, as
Warren announced that the 2011 Desiring Gospel conference would be
held at Saddleback Church.

Was this event intended to be a staged theological wrestling match where


Warren's theology was to be declared at least compatible with Piper (
classic Hegelian dialectic maneuver ) who allegedly sits in the Calvinist
camp?

Who were the spectators in the stadium who witnessed the event?
Pastors, future pastors and laymen.
Is it possible that The Desiring God's Battle of the Mind was more a battle
of the hearts of the spectators? Was this event a cloaked recruiting drive to
siphon off attendees to expand Warren's network of franchises?

Sound outrageous? Take a look at Rick Warren's latest announcement


about The Decade of Destiny and growing 100 new churches annually to
the network.

Warren kicks off the the campaign with Vision rallies. Listen to Rick talk
about Possessing Your Destiny:

" How you define life will determine your destiny... If you are going to
maximize your life, you have to understand these three principles:

 life is a test
 life is a trust
 life is a temporary assignment

...you get to choose your destiny."

Warren's penchant for the law of attraction no doubt will under gird the
Decade of Destiny's multilevel marketing motivational speeches to woo
recruits, as those in attendance at the 2010 Desiring God conference.

Ezekiel 34: 7-10 (ESV)

7"Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD: 8 As I live,


declares the Lord GOD, surely because my sheep have become a prey,
and my sheep have become food for all the wild beasts, since there was
no shepherd, and because my shepherds have not searched for my
sheep, but the shepherds have fed themselves, and have not fed my
sheep, 9therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD: 10Thus
says the Lord GOD, Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require
my sheep at their hand and put a stop to their feeding the sheep. No
longer shall the shepherds feed themselves. I will rescue my sheep from
their mouths, that they may not be food for them.

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Southern Baptist leader on yoga: Not Christianity


(AP) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Southern Baptist leader who is calling for
Christians to avoid yoga and its spiritual attachments is getting plenty of
pushback from enthusiasts who defend the ancient practice.

Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler says the stretching and
meditative discipline derived from Eastern religions is not a Christian
pathway to God.

Mohler said he objects to "the idea that the body is a vehicle for reaching
consciousness with the divine."

"That's just not Christianity," Mohler told The Associated Press.

Mohler said feedback has come through e-mail and comments on blogs
and other websites since he wrote an essay to address questions about
yoga he has heard for years.

"I'm really surprised by the depth of the commitment to yoga found on the
part of many who identify as Christians," Mohler said.

(HT JAMES K.)

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Alaskan Isles Rocked by (2) 6.0+ Magnitude Quakes

MAG 4.6 2010/10/08 05:41:01 51.384 ( 67 mi) ESE of Adak, AK

MAG 4.6 2010/10/08 04:28:26 51.287 ( 70 mi) SE of Adak, AK

MAG 5.3 2010/10/08 04:19:18 51.538 ( 59 mi) ESE of Adak, AK

MAG 6.1 2010/10/08 03:49:11 51.499 ( 65 mi) ESE of Adak, AK

MAG 6.4 2010/10/08 03:26:13 51.421 ( 61 mi) ESE of Adak, AK

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Warren at Piper Conference-"Nothing happens till


somebody starts dreaming
From Mike Corley's Expositor:

A great commentary at the website of Sola Sisters, concerning the


message given by Rick Warren at the recent Desiring God 2010
conference hosted by John Piper. Warren was not able to attend the
conference personally but rather submitted a video message. I will offer my
comments on a future post.

But this is not the yielded life of a true Christian as taught in


Scripture….coming up with big dreams and then looking for God to give us
the "go juice" to accomplish what we desire. In thinking this way, we create
an idol in our minds of a "God" who is reduced to being the "power in our
engines" and the dog that jumps through the hoops of our choosing. No,
the way we come to the Lord is with our hands open, humbly submitting
our dreams, plans, wants, and desires to His perfect will (Matt 6:10).

In closing, let me put forth the troubling idea that, thanks to Dr. John
Piper’s Desiring God 2010, a whole new audience is now being exposed to
Rick Warren’s particular brand of Christian narcissism…..with Dr. Piper’s
stamp of approval. And so I’ll ask a question I’ve asked before: how far
from orthodoxy does Rick Warren have to fall before Christian leaders will
begin to "mark him out" and separate from him (Romans 16:17) – rather
than continuing to give him a platform for teaching and preaching?
Apparently, to Dr. Piper’s mind, we’re nowhere close.

You can view the entire message online at http://desiringgod.org/resource-


library/conference-messages/the-battle-for-your-mind.

Again, I ask the question, what has been the opinions of the other
speakers at the conference, Albert Mohler, R.C. Sproul, Thabiti Anyabwile
and Francis Chan? Have they made any comments about Warren’s
invitation to the conference and his message?

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010

Enough! Scripture twisting is not ‘doctrinal and sound’


From Christian Research Network

Much of modern evangelicalism seems to be fixated upon the idea that we


can only progress as individual Christians and the church if we are pursing
a dream or vision. This tendency is epitomized in these two claims:

Nothing happens till somebody starts dreaming. What we need today are
great dreamers.

Those words occur not on the website of some ‘best-life-now’ life coach,
but, rather surprisingly, in a post over at the Desiring God website:

The Battle for Your Mind (Desiring God 2010 National Conference)
There we are given the command to ‘Let God stretch your imagination’ and
told that ‘Nothing happens till somebody starts dreaming. What we need
today are great dreamers.’

Now, where exactly does the Bible teach any of this?

See the rest at Christian Research Network.

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White House “GAGGED NOAA” From Revealing


Actual Gulf Oil Disaster Flow Rate
From Florida Spill Law:

Panel: Gov’t blocked worst-case oil spill figures, AP, October 6, 2010:

The White House blocked efforts by federal scientists to tell the public just
how bad the Gulf oil spill could have been…

In documents released Wednesday, the national oil spill commission’s staff


reveals that in late April or early May the White House budget office denied
a request from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to
make public the worst-case discharge from the blown-out well. …

BP’s drilling permit for the Macondo well originally estimated the worst
scenario to be a leak of 6.8 million gallons per day. In late April, the Coast
Guard and NOAA received an updated estimate of 2.7 million to 4.6 million
gallons per day. …

University of South Florida oceanographer David Hollander, who was also


at the St. Petersburg meeting of 150 scientists studying the oil flow on
Wednesday, said he was surprised to find that the White House budget
office gagged NOAA.

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Rick Warren and the Muslim Brotherhood


From Joseph Farah at WorldNet Daily:

Has Rick Warren become a shill for Islamic terror?

That's the charge of a well-documented article by an investigator published


in FrontPageMag.com.

Warren is promoted on the "speakers corner" of the Islamic Society of


North America, an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood and a financier of the
Hamas terror organization.

Fifteen months ago, Warren spoke to ISNA's annual convention with these
opening words: "As-salamu Alaykum. I come to you today deeply humbled
and honored by this invitation. I truly mean that. I applaud your courage for
inviting an Evangelical pastor. Thank you."

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010

Rick Warren's Lecture at Desiring God Conference


From Fighting For The Faith:

Rick Warren's Lecture at the Desiring God Conference was a circus of


Blatant Bible Twisting and Pelagianism. John Piper owes us an apology
and must publicly rebuke Warren for his false teaching...

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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DECADE OF DESTINY WITH RICK WARREN


From Apprising Ministries:

"...there’s a deeper connection here between Rick Warren and the Doctor
of Destiny Laverne Adams than immediately meets the eye. Pastrix Adams
is with an organization “under the direction of Bishop David Evans”; and
David Evans himself is a well known Word Faith heretic and regular on the
Trinity Broadcasting Network, a veritible haven of heresy.

And so, the convergence continues as alliances are being made among
people whom, just a few short years ago, we’d never even have imagined
would occur. Well, to paraphrase Dr. John Piper: I’m gonna need help to
know why we should feel anything but bad about his quite dubious
decision to expose Rick Warren to the Reformed camp when it patently
obvious that he promotes these kinds of false teachers."
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2010

3.0 Magnitude Quake Shakes Virginia

Saturday, October 02, 2010 at 20:17:00 UTC


4:17:00 PM at epicenter

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RICK WARREN ON FLAVORING MAN-PLEASING


SERMONS
Apprising Ministries on Rick Warren's Twitter message about using humor
and personal illustrations to "reach" people:
"...Sadly, it seems to me that much of the church visible has largely
ignored the proper proclamation of God’s Word in favor of these man-
centered methods Rick Warren shares above in his ode to self post.

As we assess the shape of the Christian faith today, rather than bringing in
people-pleasing pragmatists like Rick Warren to share his myths about the
Mind of God, I offer that instead we’d be much better off if we’d get back to
doing this:

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge
the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the
word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort,
with complete patience and teaching.
(1 Timothy 4:1-2)

See the rest at Apprising Ministries.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010

Planet Discovered Withh 100% Chance of Life

From the Daily Mail.uk.com


Is this the new Earth? Astronomers discover planet just 20 light years
away with similar atmosphere and gravity which has '100% chance of life' -
and may contain water

By David Derbyshire
Last updated at 9:13 AM on 30th September 2010

Planet's gravity means a human could walk on the surface


Highest average temperature is -12C - cold but survivable. Scientists say
incredible discovery points to universe full of Earth-like planets

The chances that future generations will one day colonise the stars have
just got higher.

Astronomers tonight announced the discovery of the most Earth-like planet


ever found - a rocky world three times the size of our own world, orbiting a
star 20 light years away..

The planet lies in the star's 'Goldilocks zone' - the region in space where
conditions are neither too hot or too cold for liquid water to form oceans,
lakes and rivers.

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Interfaith Blessing of the Animals

Long Beach California


From Bless The Pets.com:

BRING YOUR PETS WE WILL BLESS THE PETS Sat., Oct. 2, 2010 at
noon. The Interfaith Blessing of the Animals presented by Haute Dogs and
Justin Rudd is free to the public and their pets. Seniors, families, singles,
and children, are encouraged to bring their dogs, cats, birds, lizards,
rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, fish, tortoises and turtles and other well-behaved
pets...

...WE WILL ALSO HAVE a moment of blessing, silence and vigil at the
beginning of the service for pets who are unfortunately involved with sport
dog fighting and other inhumane, unethical treatment.

Editor's note: The website lists the clergy participating in the event that
includes:

 Catholics
 Protestants
 Muslim (TBA)
 Pagan

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