In Profile : Alpha : Understanding New Labour, David Cameron, And UKIP

Communism is the end product of apostate Christendom-both Catholic and Protestant. All “New Age” Bibles were produced by 2 English professors who were Communists and Christian Socialists.

Bibles promoted by the Alpha library are these: The Bible for Today, The Contemporary English Version and the NIV. These are actually Communist versions based on corrupt text. Fabian Socialism is linked to a “Christian Socialist” organization. The “war on terrorism” is a classic British Fabian Socialist strategy. Inflict a series of “terrorist attacks” against a targeted population, use reaction from the attacks to justify the solution–i.e. to implement a police state over the region. Fabians acknowledge the principal tenet of Marxism, the abolition of private property.

On August 15th 1995, Russia and Boeing signed a contract to develop the first module of the new Alpha International Space Station. Massive sums of money by the U.S., Russia and the European Space Agency have been spent. Scheduled for completion in 2006, we are told the International Station is just “a scientific space laboratory.”

Alpha MIRCAL lasers were being developed at White Sands Missile Base in 1985. Some speculate that the Alpha MIRCAL lasers could be used for mind control purposes in connection with the International Space Station.

I did a small piece on Alpha courses approx 18 months ago

nothing like this in depth excellent article.

Oh boy are we under attack past the time for waking up!

In Profile : Alpha : Understanding New Labour, David Cameron, And UKIP

Posted by admin on January 4th, 2010

Alpha Lodges Do Exist From Which We Get :

Welcome To Theosophy

I had a brief nosey into these churches when around 14 years of age, the pastor’s helper was known to me and given I knew his daughter I was well aware of the abuse he perpetrated on her and her brother. It is the Elim Christian Centre on Blackburn Road Accrington. After a few times of attendance for the free tea and to play the drum kit they had set up, the pastors helper asked my friend if he could speak with us upstairs, we looked at each other with that knowing smile friends have when confronted with freaks, and smiled…we would play along…

The conversation began with the child abuser speaking of his love for Jesus etc but then swiftly moved into how many times we masturbated, I burst out laughing and threw something at the six foot giant and we left, so I personally have experience of these Christian Zionist Luciferian operations, and from a very early age. There have been at least three headline incidences at this church under which pastors have been removed because of child abuse, yet still the church exists unmolested.

Towards the end of this report I have highlighted the fact that David Cameron has had a donation from this Masonic Lodge Alpha  bunch, so they are very involved in the UK politic…this had me remember why some years ago I had read some revealing information about UKIP and its very dubious Christian backers,  enough at the time to my cease any ideas of giving them my vote, I gave no more thought to it.

More on Cameron :

Cameron Refuses Referendum On Europe

David Camerons 2009 Conference Speech

Cameron Makes Ready To Abuse The Poor

Cameron The Deciever : Motorists To Pay Tolls For New Roads Under Tory Plans

David Cameron : Another Zionist Muppet Leading The Blind To The Promised Land

While looking hard at the forces behind particular persons within the UK Column and their LaRouche connections, I was also made aware of the fact the British Constitution Group and the root of the UK Column were set in UKIP’s bosom, this began to make sense  and I began to express my concerns on the UK Column forum without upsetting those concerned that certain quarters from which the UK Column was taking its influence needed to be scrutinised again. Many of the readers of the Column tended to see the danger, many retorted with anger at the Columns way of reporting everything Malthus. It did at one point degenerate into insults as those who resonate with LaRouche became very angry and defensive of their idol, so I ceased in trying to offer information, I did not wish to take anything away from Brian Gerrish and his remarkable work.

UKIP are playing a blinder via what has resulted from various quarters of the British population who were able to grasp the fact we are being sold a lie, the many people who came together under this UKIP influence became the British Constitution Group. If you look at the BCG and UKIP’s main move we find they each agree on keeping the monarch in place, protecting her by claiming she has had her hand forced, and are hell bent on getting enough support from the people to have the cause of all this evil, the Queen…dissolve Parliament.

The Queen dissolved the Canadian Parliament Dec 2008, to say things have not been the same since is an understatement, the first thing to expand was the amount of children being removed from families under the martial law which was declared to cover the period before parliament was restored, before it was restored they tweaked  the constitution and laws…the second disaster is the fact they now dissolve parliament at will :

Commons shut down, opposition furious

Ladies and gentlemen given the fact the Queen and the occult families she represents are also the benefactors to the European Union, then to have Parliament dissolved would satisfy their agenda in its totality. Britain would lose its representative politic and never be in the position to go back to Great Britain. On par with this wish and yet another slave to the UKIP-Alpha Christianity is John Harris, whose grandfather drove the Queen Mother , so we are speaking in terms of a very safe family in the Harris’s, and of course John is tasked at destroying the Judiciary another absolute requirement of the Crown to dismantle Britain.

Contingency and Resilience systems are what has been created by Common Purpose, they have achieved their aim, better to demolish the Resilience Forums which are the front for the police Authorities, and dictating all policy to our entire politic under the Contingency Act 2004. This is what these networks have done to the schools :

UK : Elite Drill In Preventing Schools From Releasing Children From School

Theosophy is controlled from here :

The John Adam Street Gang

BCG consists of :

Lyndon LaRouch (Theosophy)

John Harris Crown Family

Scientology (Theosophy)

UKIP – Alpha-Theosophy

The following report was a bit of a god send really, I dropped everything as all sorts of memories flooded through my being as I could see how Alpha was connected into everything political today, not necessarily known by those in our politic, but controlling all we find the same European Christians I was warned about many years ago regarding UKIP. The Scofield Bible of Christian Zionism has made a massive impact on the big three religions, the Christian Zionists took high level Church of England from its outset, took a lot longer before it was accepted by the flocks, even then not by any means the majority, many ceased to go to Church, Opus Dei carried out he same in the Catholic tradition, Theosophy is so huge today, it is difficult to cut them out of ones normal life completely.

PS, This work does not let off all other political parties in the UK, they are all connected via one means or the other to Theosophy…

The Rise Of The British Nazis

life…

The Alpha Course

By Arthur Cristian

Aloysius Fozdyke sent a message using the contact form at http://loveforlife.com.au/contact

Petor Narsagonan – Frater 616 – died on Tuesday the 25th of March 2004. Prior to His death I received sole custody of His literary estate and under the terms of His Trust Deed, full control subsequent to His demise. Among the material was this disjointed essay concerning the Alpha Lodges. I have felt it necessary to edit very little of this work, although legal considerations have ensured that some names and details were excised. It was His intention to have this published in the popular media.

The Alpha Lodges do exist. Evidence leaves no doubt.

Frater 616 died as he lived – an enigma!

His Intelligence connexions and influential friends miss him.

Australia’s Global Satanic Legacy And Future (Pt. 1)

By Frater 616

I will go down to The Altars in Hell

To Satan

The Giver of Life

O! Prince of Darkness

Hear Me!

Our Father which wert in heaven hallowed be Thy Name

In heaven as it is on Earth.

Give us this day our Ecstasy And deliver us to evil

As well as temptation

For we are your Kingdom

For Aeons and Aeons.

Satanism flourishes beneath the scintillating midnight-blue wet streets and bedevilling phosphorescent lights of Australia’s glittering capital cities. Its practitioners are from all walks of life. Although marginal types and those with predisposing personalities have always and will always be important to Satanism and its leaders’ ends, they are merely tools. Their antinomian influence is now so pervasive as not to be readily noticed.

Amongst the highest echelons some are politicians, medical doctors, high ranking police officers, lawyers, advertising gurus, decorated military men, media personalities, fashion models and social workers. Amongst the lowest (usually temporary) ranks are prostitutes, minor drug dealers and a number of High School students. Some operate from the mists. Their victims are drip-fed straight amnesia by an assortment of mind control measures and psychological torture tactics that would leave any normal person numb with the dawning apprehension that things are not as they seem – and they have not been for a long, long time.

The most talented amongst them have lifestyles maintained on crime, but lacquered with a thin veneer of respectable professionalism and knowledge.

They dress with elegance – timeless and calculating; networking and conspiring in a dream that money alone cannot purchase. Often their personalities have a force that distorts the contours both of judgement and of everyday perception. I cannot mention every name, but I will drop enough clues. The doctors refuse to say exactly how long I have but …

I became involved in the whole sordid business in the 1970’s, a decade noted for little beyond sartorial bad taste and crushingly optimistic fatalism. The decade that began as a drug-crazed carry-over of the 1960’s soon bequeathed androgynous glam-rock, the Watergate scandal and the shallow opportunism of “Rollerball”. Science fictionism stalked the streets with a rejected furtiveness bred of cowering beneath the backdrop of the Cold War and dancing with the resurrected agonies of another Asian based imperialistic conflict.

I fell through a crack in reality, having deliriously wandered amid the human wreckage and reached certain spiritual conclusions. In short, I do not know how I got there, but I know why. The 1970s were a dismal, incense-fuelled time that only those who lived through it can appreciate. The comprehensive dismissal of values and the adoption of pornography as the aesthetic standard by which all endeavour was to be categorised left its impressionistic fingerprints on everybody’s imagination, mine included. I guess that I analysed and reacted differently. That is how I escaped the mundane – through one of western society’s fault lines.

Credo quia absurdum!

I began dabbling in the black arts as an alienated university student. It was 1971 when I attended my first meeting – only to be led into an existence of happiness, sexual excess, acquisitive arousal and comfort. Within a week of meeting my Luciferian mentor I was operating a number of travel businesses in Sydney and flying to international destinations at least four times a year. I had a Jaguar, city apartment, holiday home in the country, access to a yacht on Sydney harbour and women. I was young and considered to be an up and coming star within the shadowy twilight of the Satanic infrastructure. The nether world was at my patent leather-soled feet. My suits were hand-make Italian; the cravats and neckties, Chinese silk and my nymphomaniac maids, French. (They dressed like French maids and would often wake me with a lesbian show.)

At that time the United States based Church of Satan was the very public face of a movement that had begun almost a century before and had culled its adherents from the renaissance of magic, which had begun in Germany and flowered in England since the dying years of the nineteenth century. The Church of Satan was one of the front organizations for an ancient body whose very existence had never before been imagined. If you want more information on some of its past and most influential members you could do worse than study the late J.P. Morgan, Drs. James McDonald and René Hardy, the Kennedy’s (including Jackie), Irving Berlin, Groucho Marx, Elvis Presley, Garner Ted Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr., Ronald Reagan, Edward Heath, Thomas Plantard de Saint-Claire or a search amongst the bushes.

I learnt and reflected the glamour of the black arts: divination, dark meditation, sacrifice, sexual vampirism, talismans, voodoo dolls and sex magic. My life was one of calculated excess and dazzling fulfilment. I smoked handmade Partagas Cuban cigars. I had a personal secretary who was happy to engage my every whim and find like-minded others if I wanted a change or had a colleague I needed to impress. I finished every day with a restaurant meal, bottle of French Champagne and Black Mass orgy of unforgettable and unspeakable delight.

The streets were more innocent, the people more naïve. The American Intelligence Services were still involved in funding the occult but their influence was more ingratiating than dictatorial. In any event, many of America’s high ranking military men were members of various Satanic Lodges or kindred organizations. Often sensitive materials and powerful figures – who operated from the comfort, safety and anonymity of the dark velvet shadows – were transported on U.S. and Australian Navy ships. Oil tankers were another favourite. Materials (and indeed, people) have been concealed and lost on oil tankers for years. Remember, this was in the Seventies when America’s organized crime syndicates were establishing the narcotics markets of the Western World, Australia included.

I knew her as Lilith, a High Priestess of an ultra-secretive Black Order of Typhon. Hers was the easy smile of a true neurotic and the body of an Angel. Her long cruel fingernails were enamelled in the chic and expensive titillations of her victims and their fantasies. Urolagnists worshipped at her feet and obeyed her every sadistic command. They were not the only ones. Her clientele included the top-end of town and she frequented the boardrooms and bathrooms of power with an essence of mystery, wealth and alluring sluttiness that won her the attention and influence of very many.

I had first met her at a stately home in an inner Sydney suburb at one of the regular Black Masses held to strengthen the bonds of lust, occult knowledge and perversion. There she was indulging the Devil’s faithful, teaching and being videoed for the 1970’s black-market that existed in underground extreme porn: bestiality, paedophilia, body wastes and pain. After her services “to the Dark Lord” she told me over a reefer and through exhaustion that she was only seventeen and had met the Master. He had given her a mission.

Lilith was a child from one of Sydney’s more self-conscious suburbs. Private school educated and with a future in her father’s business, she sacrificed herself to help establish what is considered today, by those in the know, to be the most powerful and important Satanic organization in the world. That group comprises some of the most educated, wealthy, corrupt and corrupting people that have ever existed. And they operate out of Sydney, Australia – but their influence is international.

It transpired that she had been flown to the United States to be tutored and initiated into what was at that time, Anton La Vey’s underground Satanic sisterhood of professional women with an aptitude for carnality and a conscience to match: the Ordo Cave Lupam. Her high school teacher – an Adept in the Black Arts – had spotted Lilith while she was still only a schoolgirl. Like all Satanists, he believed that truth and salvation could be found through the exploration of repressed human needs; that pornography gave joy and joy gave strength. Through his dedication and perverse ability he had secured her co-operation to begin her new education for her assigned task of political intrigue and influential debasement.

After completing her ‘education’ with the O.C.L. Lilith was tutored by an English gentleman who I knew as Pindar. I never met him but I worship the true father of the statutory heir. His were the ‘Irish’ mysteries of degradation and when his name was ever mentioned Lilith would often laughingly sing, ‘…the rosy red cheeks of the little children’.

Lilith procured children to satiate the debased lusts of many Satanists. These were taken from single girls by promises, for a fee or occasionally, simple stolen. Babies were bred for their various purposes by ‘Broodmares’ – young unemployed girls who were paid to hand over their ‘produce’. Sometimes this magical pornography was filmed; sometimes children died. Once you have seen a young child crucified or a baby kicked to death you are and can never be the same again. The most disturbing aspect of the Black Masses held in Sydney was and remains the ease with which victims were and continue to be obtained and the lack of any effective interest by the police (although a number of Police Commissioners from various States were members of the Order). This is not to suggest that Satanists are simply perverts or child killers.

The Alpha-Lodge to which I was a member placed a great deal of emphasis upon Magic, both in theory and practice. Demons were evoked and dispatched; sigils made and sacrifice and the letting of blood encouraged. In this regard, many who bask in their own limited knowledge believe that Aleister Crowley is the father of modern manifestations of Satanism, but this is incorrect. Perhaps Crowley is the grandfather of modern left hand path groups, but their stepfather is Peter James Carroll, the founder of the Chaos Magick School. There are a number of reasons for this and the various Black Lodges within Australia have developed from their early twentieth century reliance upon recruiting from fringe Masonic groups, through High Magick in the nineteen twenties, Low Magick in the nineteen sixties and seventies to their current prospective candidates from amongst Chaos Magick practitioners (who are generally young, ambitious, enthusiastic, energetic and destined by their lifestyle choices to the shadowy world of Satanism).

A number of up-market Escort agencies in Australia and elsewhere are operated by Black Magicians. Yet brothels and pornography comprise only a small financial part of the International Satanic Empire. Most of the money comes from drugs (the C.I.A.), sophisticated blackmail, money lending and currency trading. Satanists of the highest order are behind a number of wealthy Conservative, New Right Christian Churches and organizations in America. These are some of contemporary Satanism’s best cash-flow enterprises (mostly indirectly) and allow mass indoctrination and networking.

The aim of the Alpha Lodge remains illiteracy rates in the western world of at least sixty-six percent by 2010 and the destruction of at least seventy percent of the globe’s population by the year 2030. All governments count on their sheeple to respond in typical infantile fashions, including unconsciously identifying with a more powerful force – even if it enslaves, brutalizes and humiliates them. Most Australians perform so badly in the role of adult that they rarely achieve complete satisfaction from this process. It is the weak who must tell you they are strong. In this regard, the infiltration of the United Nations by Satanists – which began in the 1970s – has paid off extremely well already, as has the career of Henry Kissinger. It was Henry Kissinger who proposed the use of fundamentalist Christianity to bring about war, firstly in the Middle East and then globally. In this he was aided by a number of American Presidents subsequent to Richard Millhouse Nixon handing over the reins to Gerald Ford – who was always one of ours!

As the Headquarters of International Satanism is Sydney, Australia it is not surprising to learn that Norman Lindsay – a former Magus of the Order – is considered a Satanic Saint. Indeed there are a number of flourishing secret shrines dedicated to him and his memory throughout Australia and the United Kingdom. Every Equinox there are human sacrifices dedicated to him and the subtle but perverted influence his painting and children’s literature continues to have. (Similar shrines exist in America under Henry Kissinger’s authority but he has altered both the structure and subtle ethos of the American Alpha Lodge Shrines.) It was Lindsay who taught that every political solution leads to more complex and involuted problems.

He counselled that the public is not concerned with satanic manipulators but only with petty criminals and little issues which affect their insignificant lives directly. As the status quo is maintained by the masses, it gets heavier the deeper it sinks and the greater its fears. The people cannot succeed or achieve and so must sink deeper and hold on more strongly! The fact that for most people the days repeat endlessly until death relieves them speaks volumes about the (sub-) human condition!

Kissinger refined Hitler’s ‘Terror Technique’ into the more subtle and powerful ‘Tension Technique’: building tension in society and then finding a scapegoat. Dark Path adepts do this in insignificant ways until they have the power and ability to move and direct people to more gross and hideous behaviours. In Australia recently, the Business Activity Statement for taxation purposes and the ‘immigration debate’ have worked exceptionally well. The ‘War on Terror’ has also been of incalculable international influence (even more so than La Vey’s Satanic Bible continues to be). The rhetorical façade for George’s Presidency may be Christian, but the plan is otherwise! (And for all of the new arrangements the sheeple have adopted, it was still safer to walk the streets in the Second World War than it is now. This is true of all the capital cities of the combatant nations.)

If you doubt the influence of Satanism in the modern world consider the following issues: According to the World Bank, Australia is the wealthiest (or second wealthiest, after South Africa) nation on Earth. No one knows the full extent of Australia’s natural resources and yet the living standards of Australians is getting worse each year and while Australians are amongst the most highly taxed people in the world we are quickly heading towards third world nation status. Who owns and controls the Reserve Bank of Australia (hint, it is the same people who own the American Federal Reserve and the Bank of England)?

Why do overseas-owned companies pay so little taxation in Australia and why does the Australian government (of whichever political persuasion) allow overseas mining conglomerates to rape our environment and give Australians back next to nothing in return?

Why was fluoride put into Australia’s water supply and why is it impossible to have it removed?

Are you seeing a pattern here?

Why is the media of the ‘Free World’ so heavily controlled and their shamefaced relationship to government so symbiotic?

Why have the educational standards of the Western World been forced to ‘dumb down’ (a process accelerated in the 1980s by both Spielberg and Lucas at the instigation of the Australian Alpha Lodge)?

Why has multiculturalism been foisted upon the ‘First’ World (with the exception of Japan)?

And who was behind the September the 11th operation?

Which country’s ‘Intelligence Agency’ supplied the W.M.D. story which ‘caused’ the Iraq invasion? (Hint, it was not a Christian or Islamic nation)

The fact is that Alpha Lodge politicians (or political advisors) appreciate that if they pretend to respect the rights of sheeple and fain interest in their concerns, even though most realise that this is a ruse, they will go along with the programmes and policies because it is the line of least resistance. The democratic process allows them to express some of their frustrations, reduces the pain of their pent up depression and aggression while ensuring that nothing changes. You can see the same Representative Democracy political system everywhere it has been implemented.

Sheeple always use reason and logic to justify their whims, so the Alpha Lodge initiate is taught to speak in moderation while convincingly offering miracles. It is only a matter of waiting for the media to generate the slogan that ‘the government should do something’ and the governments – everywhere and of all political persuasions – always will.

Australian Satanists have always been at the forefront of high quality videos and D.V.D.s devoted to ‘kiddie-porn’. Sheeple are such that although they scream about the importance of ‘justice’, it is of no interest unless they are in some way harmed! Their morality is that of the herd, for the more that sheeple feel isolated yet together, the easier it is for Satanists to reign. Provide the subjects with the forbidden and they feel fragmented, weak, guilty and often worthless – all of which the Master Satanist employs for their own ends. In Australian produced paedophile entertainment certain Avon guard features predominate: sexual frenzy, degrading treatment, filth, coprophilia, torture, rape and death.

All of this is carefully crafted and augmented by aphrodisiacs and violence. Often the women involved are far worse than the men – little boys agonised by the cruel fingers, long tapered fingernails, teeth, cigarettes and perversions of ravishingly beautiful and debased female practitioners who are without restraint and have been maddened with heartless pride. Genital torture and castration are a constant theme. I will never forget the heartfelt sobs, desperate pleas, blood, tears and screams induced in many little boys by the agonizing use of alligator-clips, the application of the strap, whip, dildo, knee and the torment of electric shock!

Often Satanists advertise in free youth culture Street newspapers. This provides them with a constant supply of young teenage hopefuls to recruit or exploit (or both). Often Street-kids are taken in, used and discarded. It is only another missing teenager! Coffee shops, city entertainment complexes and even evangelical youth based churches are still used to this day to lure the innocent and not so innocent, their hearts full of broken dreams from broken homes. (Thank you Lionel.)

Often members who have reached a certain Grade, whose task and Ordeal it is to establish and maintain Outer Temple Teaching Orders as a recruiting ground for the Traditional Satanic Lodges, do so with dazzling results. Candidates are accepted and accessed over the required time for character, imagination and intellect – in that order.

Debauchery as a science is taught and maintained by programmes – strict in nature and observance.

Rituals are conducted, thought-patterns established, relationships destroyed and dependencies enhanced. Psychopaths are studied and emulated.

Some of the deadliest, most effective and disarming assassins are women. Within the Alpha Lodges they are worshipped as embodiments of the Dark Goddess – who is known by many names and is virgin still!

Currently the Outer Head of the Alpha Lodge Australasia is a very highly placed and successful Federal politician – whose Satanic name is Bestia.

The Inner Head of the Alpha Lodge Australasia is the highest Crown Service operative in the Commonwealth … (having replaced former Crown Service agent and Greek Princess Eketrini, a.k.a Sheila Fraser). Together and with time, those at the highest echelons of International Satanism believe that there is nothing they cannot achieve. And if you knew even half of what they have already done you would agree.

Ask yourself whether you have not noticed a number of world tendencies coalescing around ‘the inevitable’. That the social fabric is no longer made of whole cloth and that politicians everywhere are becoming more brazen and extreme in their prescriptions and accomplishments should long ago have left little pause for thought, but it didn’t then and doesn’t now! The modern media is a pastiche of sex and soft eroticism. The Western world’s drinking water has been laced with chemicals that exert powerful effects over time. Rates of depression, suicide, incest and bank interest continue to rise – but no one bothers to join the dots!

What do all of the following people have in common: Norman Lindsay, ‘Sir’ William McMahon, Garfield Barwick, Lionel Murphy, Rosalyn Norton, Clyde Cameron and Stephanie Bartholomew (a.k.a Abigail)? From where do more Australians get their news and why? What is Michael Aquino’s interest in Australia’s Pine Gap Facility and why is discussion of the Base’s use and purpose inadmissible within Australia’s polite society and media?

I believe in one Prince, Satan, who reigns over this Earth, And in one Law which triumphs over all. I believe in one Temple Our Temple to Satan, and in one Word which triumphs over all: The Word of ecstasy. And I believe in the Law of the Aeon, Which is sacrifice, and in the letting of blood For which I shed no tears since I give praise to my Prince The fire-giver and look forward to his reign And the pleasures that are to come!

A number of Crown Service agents in Australia were relieved on the evening of 19th December 1967. A number of the President’s men in Australia were quietly celebrating as the clock struck midnight on the 11th of November 1975. Both Intelligence Agencies had relations which were still trespassed by the ghost of Dr. Ward. Both reacted to these events because of Australian Satanism, in the first case because H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II would be saved embarrassments and in the second because Gough Whitlam was not one of them. On this point I am in no doubt, Sir John did his duty to the Princess and Inner Head of the Alpha Lodge Australasia. And Sir Garfield explained it!

Most people do not know that J. W. Howard’s first overseas trip, as Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia was to receive his thirty-third Masonic degree, for in matters of his true faith he manifests a decidedly disillusioned romantic apprehension. His is the perfect example of parallel lives and a compliant media well and truly out of their depth. The same could not be said for Harold and his parties and the fact that people were noticing and indeed, Sir William was invited.

You have little if any idea of the history, connexions and the network of Australia’s Sinister Lodges, the Temples within them or their adherents and puppets. Why are some politicians spectacularly successful and others dogged at every step? How was the New York based public relations firm paid by John for doing such a good job in the … elections? Has any one bothered to check the Commonwealth of Australia’s Department of Treasury records and would they know what they were looking for?

I became Outer Head of the Alpha Lodge Australasia in the same year a meteoric rise to power brought a change of federal government with a Prime Minister whose relationship to Satanism was tenuous and pedestrian at best. But then again, he liked to play around and a number of our special people were happy to accommodate him, for a price. He craved respect and understated admiration and received both from us for the efforts he expended.

I left the Alpha Lodge – as best as one can – and tried to reclaim a more mundane if no less ingratiating lifestyle. I operated a media company publishing anti-Christian tractates, political pamphlets and pornographic videos, working for a number of organizations internationally. The extreme rightwing of Britain had recently been infiltrated by a very old and isolated left hand path tradition and this sinister development augured well for the Alpha Lodges (although today, David Myatt is considered more of a Prophet than a representative of the Hebdomadry Magickal System).

While the Order of Nine Angles pursues a more open approach in the United Kingdom and increasingly in the United States of America, in Australia we still work just out of view).

The strength of International Satanism continued to increase as its oldest families continued to wither. In the real world, money gives power and those best placed to dictate the money market always win, yet their magnetism and glamour have faded and their futures are more tenuous than at any other time. Their collective days may be drawing to an end. Their most enduring legacies will be the power structures they created and the relationships facilitated. Their funding of diverse groups dedicated to the destruction of Christianity is a story never to be told! (Their most successful recent social campaign was the “Please God, don’t let the Priest rape me again!” effort in the late 1980’s to date and the promotion of ‘Lilac Seminaries’.)

Modern post-1980 Satanism is the result of some hard learned truths and well-practiced procedures. Everyone knows that we are becoming more obvious – there are decreasing reasons to hide. The World of High Fashion – always a glittering ephemeral chimera – became an overtly successful recruiting ground for ‘sweet young things’ with a daring and glamorous nature. Multi-Billionaires increasingly sought the spiritual comfort and insider information the Satanic Alpha-Lodges could provide. What most people do not realise is that Satanism is a ritually based practice and that this repetition has – over time – left strong impressions upon the Morphic Field! This reinforces security and comfort within the left hand paths true adherents!

Politically, the libertarianism of Twain that permeated Satanism gave way to the realization that the sheeple do not want freedom. They are happy to build their own pens. Two thousand years of Christianity has left them domesticated, so Satanism began taking to itself rightwing positionings, farther and farther a field. In any event, all bank vault doors swing open to the right! All the leaders are dictators and the sheeple eat from their hand – just the way they like to.

Satanism now free of its earlier hallucinations fully accepts the pathetic nature of the human condition, wrapped as it is in the gaudy packages of superstition.

Satanism finally managed to infiltrate the major left wing and middle of the road political parties on May Day, 1997. Another group long ago bought the American Congress, so the Alpha Lodges concentrated on the Republican Party and this has paid some very high dividends. Currently the U.S. federal government dances to our tune (a couple of steps removed, if you know what I mean)!

Within the left hand path, Satan is the Supreme Prince (the Hierarchy of Hell begins with The Prince). He is ‘The Other’, the bright Fire Giver and Illuminator! He is the only God who cares! Satanism is a spiritual Darwinian theory based on predation. Devoted Satanists dedicate themselves and their sex acts to their Dark Lord. Prayers are said, Chants intoned or Invocations recited all as the basis of obtaining the blessings of Hell.

Unknown – if not always unsuspected – Infernal Temples exist in every major city throughout the world – Vatican City included! Every hour of every day and every night people are knowingly engaged in Satan’s service. Human sacrifice – whether ritually and quicker or slowly and degradingly over time – is all harnessed to specific ends.

Politicians are introduced by a carefully graded set if criteria and situations that enable them to accept that their victims will be, “Our little secret”. Young children sexually molested and physically abused by politicians worldwide are quickly used as sacrifices. In Australia the bodies are hardly ever discovered, for Australia is still a wilderness.

Overseas, cremation is the favoured method and although the Satanic Alpha Lodges of Australia have access to crematoria when needed, this is surprisingly rare. Believe it or not many bodies are ‘dumped over the side’ every week in a number of isolated bush land settings.

The emerging set of Satanic leaders is young, savvy, competent and heartless. They are masters and mistresses of their emotions and their intellect. Many are involved in business, politics, the legal profession and the arts. They are affluent, mobile and stylish examples to the next generation and therefore to the next generation of Satanists that power is glory, lust is nobility and liberty is the highest ideal of the new world man and woman. They use debasement of their victims as a ritual of power to themselves and their Deities. Often their victims are made to suffer in any number of situations. All of them are dedicated ‘to creating the new men and women of the future’ and ‘to surpassing the Old Ones’.

Beginning in Sydney in the late 1980s was a now International Underground Sadomasochist society founded by Satanists. Victims are abused to death in grotesque rituals held in secluded chambers throughout the global metropolis and never-ending suburbs and bewildered housing estates. Although many who attend are unaware of anything except their ability to fulfil special needs and cultivated tastes, all of these gatherings are Satanic in nature and magickal in purpose. This dark, ultra-secretive society has been used to corrupt and destroy; to distil fear and ensure petrified silence! (Remember ‘The Family’ of South Australia? Ever wondered why so many people conveniently die from electrical fires?)

Bodily juices of all descriptions are sacred to Satanists and can be used for magickal purposes. The advent of sadomasochism as an accepted form of expression is due to the efforts of Satanists in subverting normalcy and inverting mainstream Christian values. The S&M Society was used as recruitment ground for some of the most perverted geniuses I have ever met. And with the advent of the World Wide Web, extreme hardcore Bathroom Sex came into its own as a sub-genre to be taken seriously.

Today such stars as Alexia Cage (and Her growing number of friends) are enjoying careers that would have been inconceivable but a few short years ago. Indeed many Toilet Sex starlets are committed Satanists and Alpha Lodge members or affiliates. By their presence in the world does the Prince of Darkness achieve his aim of exporting enlightenment into the Objective Universe. Concomitantly, Restroom Magick continues to develop its own left hand path techniques in which the convenience serves as a representation of and chalice unto the Goddess. (By way of only one example, today in co-educational facilities throughout the Western World, Bathroom Sex and ‘flute playing’ are rampant across all age groups. Thank you High Priestess Monica and ‘White’ Witch. Fiona).

The people of the world are easy to manipulate. Homo sapiens are herd animals, after all! Its all colour and movement when it comes to the masses. Give them an election with no policy choices and for the most part they are happy. Allow their children no real prospect of success, inhibit their natural drives – particularly their sex drives; limit their options, coarsen their choices and society (such as it still is) quickly falls apart into pre-determined categories. No families, just weak individuals free to do as they are told. Satan is a wonderful ‘systems man’!

Already there are rampantly individualistic spiritualities spreading throughout the world. Souls and agendas are kidnapped with ease and Luciferian style. ‘Rock and Roll’ Gods and Goddesses captivate the hearts and minds of the next generation. The boldness of the Black Metal musicians/magicians and the mantras they spread still excite and amaze me – even after my achievements! Advertising continues to chip away at acceptable standards such that nowadays almost anything is realized as being eminently possible. The foreign policy of the world’s only superpower is directed from Israel and our work is now running on autopilot.

The Alpha Lodge has taken steps to try to ensure that after the next war the Tradition is maintained in the intervening centuries, before civilization, as we know it, begins again. At that time, Satanism will be in the only religion and science. We have secured the texts, books, relics and magickal weapons necessary for Our Dark Lord and I see the storm clouds gathering. Ritual activity is increasing. Social structures are almost totally eroded. The Sheeple gather for their slaughter. Vindex walks amongst us now and very few know (or think that they do).

The Other. Beyond that Attracting, Transforming, Forbidden, Essence. Contradictory Defiance: challenging in its purest, answering, archetypal, shape-shifting form. The fascination that creates, nourishes, destroys and redeems. The Prince of the Earth, the Lord of the Air, the Darkness of the Deep, and the God of Fire! The majestic potency, force, presence, power; Magick of the Name of one known by many. Intoxicating. Subversive. Eternal.

The Other. That arrogant, inspirational quest and elegant undercurrent to a superior life of overcoming – Everything you have never dreamed of and

more than your deepest nightmares. The alarming, awful, sinister, dispossessed delight of the Empowerment of Knowing – The Triumph of Ecstasy reflected in Your Imagination, Honour, Genius and Terror!

Rebellion!

Liberty!

The Other. That banished suspicion and apprehensive silence – trespassing in disguise. A Question and An Accusation – The Fear and Celebration. The Shadow and horror unknown of Life and Death – Of Aeons passed and Potentiality.

Of Willing and Becoming and Exalting in this life…

Hail Myself that I Seek to Be

HAIL SATAN

It is revealed individually

To those who can bear it

May Satan the all-powerful Prince of Darkness

And Lord of Earth Grant me my desires.

Let there be ecstasy and darkness;

let there be chaos and laughter,

Let there be sacrifice and strife:

but above all let us enjoy The gifts of life!

Zazas Zazas Nasatanata Zazas!

Australia’s Global Satanic Legacy And Future (Pt. 2)

By Frater 616

Law is the product of man.

What God can create man can destroy!

It is always politics.

Even when people obey the law, it is a political decision.

Spirituality is a tool. The State has employed it, always.

For Homo sapiens are herd animals.

Hate yourself enough and the World hates with you.

Freedom is a two-edged sword.

Count Hans Kolvenbach

The young woman was barely conscious yet her nipples were bullet-hard. Her inviting, natural sexual aroma interplays with the civet incense and dancing candlelight. The congregation stands in silence as infant children re-enact the pornography they have been taught. Upon the Altar the young woman lays with gaping legs and delicate droplets of urine upon her pubic hair. As the children finish their pre-arranged aping pantomime of degradation, the chanting to the Dark Gods and Dark Goddesses begins.

The Altar is always a human body – male, female, alert, drugged, alive or dead. In every case, the Altar is fresh and young. The mechanics of a High Satanic Black Mass are the same as in any theatre designed to re-open psychic gateways, inculcate dedication, glorify, rarefy and idealize spirituality. Only the aims differ. In Satanism, sodomy is preferred because of its magickal effects. The sacramental nature of Ezekiel 4:12-13, II Kings 18:27, Malachi 2:2-3 and Isaiah 16:11 are only fully understood by Satanists. Even abstinence from all forms of satisfying and normal sexual congress is used to enable the destruction and replacement of old beliefs and standards. Merely to sidestep conventionality still leaves the neophyte with a mass of prejudices, idiosyncrasies, identifications and preferences that give comfort and definition to the personality. By pushing wider the parameters of being and expanding ideas, Satanists experience the inherent transience and contingent nature of all things. The Black Mass – whether High Satanic or Low orgy – achieves this.

Any form of bizarre sexual congress is explored and encouraged because atrophied tastes need stronger stimulation. Children, the elderly, the mentally retarded and desperate are used at satanic ceremonies throughout the world. The left hand path caters for all tastes and responds to all needs. In Australia and throughout what used to be the Soviet Union, Downs Syndrome pornography is an expanding market and an acquired taste.

Approximately one new D.V.D. – like The Gangbang of Mary Mongoloid Series (1998-2001) or Downer Syndrome Follies I-II (2001-2003) – hits the underground market every couple of months. Before that were the still popular Paedophiles’ Paradise and Toil-art videos. Cutting as it does through all of society; boutique pornography offers many opportunities to the Alpha Satanic Lodges. With the reform and application of the mercantile system to the Western World the opportunities for well organized crime and well-placed puppets burgeoned! “Brothels are built with bricks of religion; Prisons with bricks of law.”

By misunderstanding the nature of Satan and His spirituality the True Adherents are safe to openly declare their allegiance to the world – which they do! Why did so many of the important people appear to have had well-planned excuses – if not escape routes? Wheels within wheels! To every Temple a God!

Since Normal Lindsay’s time, the Alpha Lodges have maintained well-organized political affiliations. Senior ‘public servants’, career bureaucrats and the diplomatic service have been used to integrate the coming Satanic age – just ask Sir A.G. (Name removed)! Most people are more comfortable asserting their ‘independence’ than being correct, effective, well off or powerful. They believe, because them have no or very few facts and because their beliefs offer them comfort – mostly the comfort of moral superiority. They use logic, reason, history, law; indeed anything at all to help them follow their prejudices and fulfil their desires.

Governments everywhere cater for those people who would rather live on their knees than die on their feet. Politicians did not invent the human condition; they only take advantage of it. The Satanic aristocracy sees the masses as tools; means by which the ends envisioned may be achieved – individual suffering is irrelevant. The ends are all that matter; the means are chosen based on totally utilitarian and logical decisions. Corruption is endemic but accepted. That Queen Elizabeth II is claiming ignorance of her own governments’ laws while disdainfully hiding behind her advisors and masquerading her interests behind complex business structures apparently bothers no one. Although the secret ‘selling off of the farm’ in Australia was thorough it was not slow. People assist their governments to push them to the side of their own lives – Always have, always will!

It’s the War against Terror; it’s the same everywhere. Yet everyone agrees that the streets of the world’s major cities are more dangerous now than they were throughout the Second World War! But who cares? History is replete with stories that never get told. How many people know about General Douglas Macarthur’s 40 pages Memorandum of Saturday the 20th of January 1945 to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt or the names and rank of the Port Arthur killers? And whatever did happen to the Frogmen of the 19th of December?

Viable, truly spiritual Satanism is becoming more overt. This is because of those who went before. And as the schedule works itself, the Alpha Satanic Lodges are growing ever more public. I will not mention names, front-organizations or interests. The time is when these will announce themselves – just like Disneyland! We infiltrated then built the modern media, created porno-film empires, turned ‘Snuff’ into art and liberated young people.

Ours is the obsession of the mystery of darkness!

This is our age: The Age of Satanas!

Internet sites full of the grossest vulgarity and operated out of Israel are mostly founded upon left hand path philosophies. Take Alexia Cage, for example. The number of diplomats or their children who are into scat(ology) is legion, with all the possibilities that brings. Billy S. (name deleted) was one of our better acquisitions – until he died in Sonia’s arms.

Known behind his back as Billy Browno, A.S.I.O. destroyed the records – as they do for judges, senior bureaucrats, our businessmen’s clubs and diplomats.

But the average Homo normalis is beyond caring. Provided their bellies are full, their minds empty and their time consumed with frivolous entertainment, Satanists are free to triumph. It took less than sixty years to turn the Western world from war heroes to poofters; from bold, adventurers to crybabies; from devoted couples to divorcees and although never afraid of work in the past, now everyone has a Doctor’s Certificate. Chronic apathy bolstered by cynicism litters the economic cul-de-sacs of our society. Literacy is almost gone, television is almost irrelevant, public infrastructure is heritage protected and most are crushed by the foreboding knowledge that tomorrow is another day.

The Wand must be bedaubed.

The Cup drained.

The Sword dazzling.

The Disc penetrated.

With Fire the Tunnel is penetrated.

With thirst the Cup is dazzled.

With Air the Sword is drained.

With soil the Disc bedaubed.

Within the temple in the temple

Find here the Mysteries of the mysteries

The back passage is the shortest way

Turn Water into wine.

On the 21st of July 1913 Franz Kafka observed in his Diary, “Don’t despair, not even over the fact that you don’t despair”. People exist as robots within a world of no win politics fortified by political structures that have either outgrown their usefulness or graphically and tragically proved their inherent inadequacies. By old religious traditions that subverted a message of denying Church by preaching the personal and interior nature of the Kingdom of Heaven, and the State and family by advocating a higher allegiance to individual conscience continue as unabashed as if nothing had happened at all. And in answer, nothing changes. Anton La Vey noted that, “There is nothing inherently wrong with fascism, given the nature and needs of the average citizen…

Now it’s not so much a case of avoiding fascism, but of replacing a screwed up, disjointed, fragmented and stupefying kind of fascism with one that is more sensible and truly progressive.” And Anton was many things, but never a fool. He also opined that the best street cleaner was a riot-gun and there are few that would quibble. Turning against themselves they live alone and vicariously with others. They have allowed themselves to become prisoners in our mythological penitentiaries amid the bright-lights and dark corridors of their cheap and nasty psyches.

If viewed objectively, Satan does not need to buy souls. The crowds are drip-fed belief systems, pointless choices and hollow opportunities. From radios, televisions, print media, billboards and the accepted agenda of the day, they exist in a constant state of boredom.

Fashion experts assist psychopaths in both politics and big business. Words as empty as the hearts that speak them, hardly affect the masses any more. They exist in a universe of suspicion. Their jobs are tenuous; their comatose lives as artificial as their prejudices and their alienated futures mostly short-term.

Its not that the true nature of what has and is being offered has changed or wasn’t obvious all along. Just get another beer, turn down the lights, heat your packaged dinner and watch the flat-screen colour and movement of compliant simplicities. Your parents ‘could not think of a number so they gave you a name.’ But the State has assigned you a number for your pettiness and you will work until you drop! Samuel Adams said it best at the Philadelphia State House on the 1st of August 1776, “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” Nobody listened then either, except initiates of the precursor to the (Satanic) Alpha Lodges.

We believe in the law of the Aeon, which is sacrifice and in the letting of blood. It’s the only doctrine to which the masses have ever been faithful, that and the aesthetic of disgrace. A disguised post-modern Satanic Eugenics rests on the superiority of those who know that they are above ‘the herd’, which they view with revulsion and is reflected in the indignation of their policies for any form of commitment to anything wider than themselves – to the point of trivializing life itself. One wing of the Hospital helps infertile couples; the other unit terminates foetuses. Cloning is not required – as a trip around any Metropolis will prove. The condition of admission is an old school tie, a proper handshake, mobile phone, a credit rating and some proof from the government that you exist.

The herd continues a hallowed tradition of pious fear – both of life and death. They light candles but they never really kiss. It is not hard to find them refracted through the stained glass grotesque caricatures of spirituality, the sound-byte vomit of politics, the mathematical facelessness of plastic statistics or in the quietest moment of the night.

Their politics rest on tribalism, their social systems resemble a clique of High School Prefects not an open system where a vote actually means something. Next time you are standing in a queue imagine a world where the government operates everything; where Committee delegates organise everything; where the information is edited, cutting through the lines of least persistence and where equality of outcome ensures the finality of its long-term results. It’s not that hard. We continue to organize it! What God can create – man can destroy!

We exist in an Age with more promises than perils, more opportunities than obstacles, with better health care, communication and affordability, yet they silently await the Mushroom clouds and for the smells of death to capture the planet like never before. They are as compliant as sheep to the slaughter. “The Lord is my shepherd…” Their fears keep them together, huddling and overwhelmed by our prospect of the inevitable!

Satanists believe that the fear inspired by the atomic bomb and other weapons yet to come will be so great that everyone will refrain from using them . . . (Material deleted) It will mean the division of the world among 2 or 3 vast superstates, unable to be overthrown by any internal rebellion

Their structure will be hierarchic, with the Satanic caste at the top and outright slavery at the bottom, and the crushing out of liberty would exceed anything the world has yet seen. Within each state the necessary psychological atmosphere will be maintained by a complete severance from the outside world, and by a continuous phoney war against rival states. Civilizations of this type will remain stable for thousands of years. Have no fear!

“Not contentment, but more power; not peace at all, but war; not virtue, but proficiency … The weak and ill-constituted shall perish: first principle of our philanthropy. And one shall help them to do so. What is more harmful than any vice? Active sympathy for the ill constituted and weak – Christianity …”

I am the Power! I am the Glory! I am another God!

NOTES

The Order of the Toilet

The Order of the Toilet is a traditional left hand path initiatory body whose members adhere to the largely neglected latrine doctrines of the Vama Marga. Order members are encouraged to engage in Bathroom practices as often as possible and no less than daily. The teachings and ordeals of the Outer O.o.t.T. are divided into the categories of the Champagne and the Caviar initiations.

The Order of the Toilet seeks to inculcate within its membership and the wider world, a cultivated love for and re-establishment of the hitherto secret magick of the night-soil tradition of the Western Sinister current.

The Mysteries of the Menses and of the Vomit as well as those of Spit and swallow are all taught within the white-tiled splendour of our Order’s numerous disinfected Temples.

The Order of the Toilet asks young women (sixteen years and over) who wish to dedicate themselves to the urinary and faecal curriculum of the O.o.t.T. to forward an up to date medical certificate as to sexually transmitted disease and a full frontal naked and autographed photograph of themselves to the Outer Head of the O.o.t.T. together with a five-hundred word essay explaining their understanding of the latrine doctrines.

The Outer Order of the Toilet recognises the following Grade attainments:

1.Toilet Goddess

She holds the jewels on Her cruel hands. Her nails are lacquered in love. Her adorations are screams.

2. Piss Princess

Hers is the Golden Shower that falls upon the Magus, that He may be washed and made enlivened. Her weapon is the Cup.

3. Princess of the Porcelain

Hers is the glamour of redolent movements in the night and the erotic passing of wind. She is an ordained Priestess of The Third Eye and Dark Pathway.

4. Dominatrix of the Cubicle

She offers Her Chalice and opens Her Back-Door. She bedaubs and cleanses those who offer up themselves. Her tool is the wand.

5. Mistress

Her weapon is the Whip, for She is girt with a sword. Her principal enchantments are Her smile and inventiveness.

6.Vampyress.

She redeems with Her blood, for Her weapon is the stiletto. She communicates Her spells orally. Your word is Her Coin.

Interested parties are advised to forward all requisite material and/or correspondence to The Order of the Toilet at ………… (deleted)…….

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Book Exposes Illuminati “Alpha Course”

by Nancy Thomson

30th December 2009

From Henry Makow’s Website henrymakow.com

A book available online, “The Hidden Secrets of the Alpha Course” by New Zealander John D. Christian exposes the insidious Illuminati Alpha Course as occult indoctrination posing as an introduction to Christianity.

“Alpha” is being used in over 150 countries encompassing 49 different languages. It has infiltrated the homes, schools, universities, business, hospitals, prisons, churches and even the military.

Since London is known to be the headquarters of the occult, it is not surprising that the Alpha originated there. In 1970 an English cleric, Charles Marnham, devised a four- week series of lessons for non-churchgoers and new Christians. In 1981, Nicky Gumbel, a former barrister of Holy Trinity Brompton, extended the course to 8 weeks. This is how the fastest growing ecumenical evangelization program in world history began.

Alpha presents itself as a “new beginning” and its course structure became a tool for church growth and indoctrination. Videos and tapes, specially produced by the speakers are based on the book titled Questions of Life. This book sets out the structure and content of Alpha.

Group sessions included weekly suppers and discussions, culminating in a “Holy Spirit Weekend Away.” Hailed as a means to bring people to a personal salvation, the Alpha course does this without preaching the Gospel

The Holy Spirit Weekend Away, which is mandatory, is actually a thinly disguised devil worship experience. Alpha’s Questions of Life book, the basis of the whole course, is the structure used to pervert the Gospel. In addition to the “Holy Spirit Weekend,” the Alpha Course uses mind-control encapsulated and propaganda to sway the innocents.

EXPLOSIVE GROWTH

In just over 20 years, the Alpha system is growing like wildfire in Protestant and Catholic churches. Marriage courses, Alpha in the Workplace, and 80 percent of all prisons and universities in the UK now run Alpha. There were 8,142 Alpha courses running in over 7,300 all denomination churches in the UK alone. The number of churches in the U.S. using Alpha is growing faster than any other country.

Growth is a very important factor in this system. It’s not surprising therefore that our mega-churches such as Rick Warren’s PURPOSE-DRIVEN Saddleback Church are involved. The true purpose behind the PURPOSE DRIVEN CHURCH AND LIFE is the establishment of a final One World Religion. Key advisers from all over America gathered in London in 2003 to report on their plans to implement Alpha into the U.S. churches.

The congregation and friends of Holy Trinity Brompton financed the Alpha development, and resource courses were sold at a profit. Since the goal was to involve the whole world in their project, Alpha International was founded in 2001. Capitol investment became worldwide, and was headed by a Jewish banker, Ken Costa, Chairman of Alpha Partners.

This banker just happened to be Vice Chairman of UBS -Warburg, London. UBS stands for Union Bank of Switzerland-Warburg. The banking firm of Walburg has long been linked to the giant international Marxist Rothschild banking conglomerate based in the City of London. Isn’t it strange that Warburg would be running a Christian organization?

ILLUMINATI BANKERS

The book contains extensive information about the Illuminati bankers and their Satanic predilections.

Our Federal Reserve System had as its prime mover the late Mr Paul Warburg whose brother was involved with the international banking house of Kuhn, Loeb that included Jacob Schiff . The Schiff’s are the oldest contemporary Jewish family dating back to 1370. These men, besides implementing our Federal Reserve System, helped found the Bank of International Settlements in Switzerland that is scheduled to become the World Bank. The huge Rockefeller Manhattan Bank united with the Chase Bank controlled by Kuhn, Loeb. Then the Rothchild/Warburg took over control of this bank.

Many are under the false impression that banking conglomerates J.P. Morgan and Rockefeller are American. They are not. Rockefellers owned a small portion of their bank and J.P. Morgan was founded in London. “British” control of our banking system dates back to the original founding of the Virginia Company.

Books authored by the Warburgs contain communist propaganda. James Warburg was a member of Franklin Roosevelt’s Brain Trust, masterminded Eisenhower’s presidential campaign, and was chief financier of the United World Federalist World Government movement.

Communism is the end product of apostate Christendom-both Catholic and Protestant. All “New Age” Bibles were produced by 2 English professors who were Communists and Christian Socialists.

Bibles promoted by the Alpha library are these: The Bible for Today, The Contemporary English Version and the NIV. These are actually Communist versions based on corrupt text. Fabian Socialism is linked to a “Christian Socialist” organization. The “war on terrorism” is a classic British Fabian Socialist strategy. Inflict a series of “terrorist attacks” against a targeted population, use reaction from the attacks to justify the solution–i.e. to implement a police state over the region. Fabians acknowledge the principal tenet of Marxism, the abolition of private property.

On August 15th 1995, Russia and Boeing signed a contract to develop the first module of the new Alpha International Space Station. Massive sums of money by the U.S., Russia and the European Space Agency have been spent. Scheduled for completion in 2006, we are told the International Station is just “a scientific space laboratory.”

Alpha MIRCAL lasers were being developed at White Sands Missile Base in 1985. Some speculate that the Alpha MIRCAL lasers could be used for mind control purposes in connection with the International Space Station.

John D. Christian’s latest book is ‘The Green Prince and the 4th Horse of the Apocalypse‘:

Another critique of Alpha Course – First Plumbline Apologetics – False Teachers: Dr Nicky Gumbal

and another critique – The Alpha Course by Chris Hand – Is the popular Alpha Course leading people astray?

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The Alpha Course by Chris Hand – Is Alpha Leading People Astray?

The Alpha Course

by Chris Hand

From Website: intotruth.org

Is the popular Alpha Course leading people astray?

Many people have been greatly impressed by the Alpha course. Designed to be an introduction to the Christian faith through talks, video presentations, small-group discussions and a special weekend-away, lots of churches are now employing it as part of their outreach.

In the eyes of many it has been a run-away-success and its fame has spread far beyond the UK, and Holy Trinity Brompton, the London church where it originated.

It is no exaggeration to say it has spread right across the world and is now finding friends in several continents. It has been adapted so as to be accessible to young people and has also proved versatile enough to be used in prisons, schools and places of work.

Churches in inner cities and rural areas have found it sufficiently flexible for their needs. Future plans for expansion suggest that Alpha is very much here to stay. What is more, many people claim to have been helped through going on the Alpha course and believe it has ought them an understanding of God and how to respond to Him. Testimonies and accounts of wonderful things that have happened to individuals abound; In the light of all this, surely there cannot be anything wrong with it?

With so many in today’s society gripped by materialism and atheism, can Alpha be anything other than a good thing? As young people become hopelessly enmeshed in a godless culture, should we not applaud the efforts of Alpha and help make it a success?

We wished that the answers to these questions could be an emphatic Yes. But closer examination of Alpha prevents such a clean bill of health being given to it. Why this concern? There are six vital reasons we would like to bring to your attention.

1. The God of Alpha is not the God of the Bible.

Alpha quotes from the Bible a lot. It cannot be faulted on that. But for all this it does not present us with the God who has revealed Himself in the Bible. There is much we could say about the God of the Scriptures. He is the Creator of the universe and the one who upholds it and maintains it. He is a great King and Sovereign over all He has made. We are challenged to ponder:

” To whom then will you liken me. Or to whom shall I be equal? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of his might and the strength of his power; Not one is missing.” (Isaiah 40:25-26)

He is high and holy. He dwells in heaven and is all-glorious. Nothing impure can live in His presence. For those that fall short of His glory and perfection, there is judgement that follows (Romans 6:23)

Now of course much more could be said. But you will have to search hard and long in Alpha to find a God that resembles the One just described. Nothing about Him as Creator, nothing about Him as a great King. He is assumed rather than described. The Bible tells us “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31). But we would not be any wiser of this from going on the Alpha Course. It simply fails to tell us anything we need to know about God.

2. The plight of man in Alpha is not as serious as in the Bible.

 

 

 

Man’s state until he is reconciled to God is not a happy one. Psalm 7:11 tells us God is a just judge, And – “God is angry with the wicked every day”. The gospel of John makes this abundantly plain: He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. (John 3:36) Man without God is subject to the wrath of God. We are not slightly displeasing to Him. It is not that we have occasional faults and foibles that surface. It is what we are by nature.

The apostle Paul explains that we are “by nature children of wrath” (Ephesians 2:3). This is very strong language and leaves us in no doubt. We have offended against God and broken His holy law. We are sinners in His sight and deserve condemnation. It is as straightforward as that.

By contrast, Alpha does not use strong terms and leaves us rather unclear about where we stand. As one follows its argument, sin is more to be seen in the way we have messed up our lives (Gumbel 1994: 44,47). It is an inward-looking description of man’s state that majors on his feelings of fearfulness (Gumbel 1994:22). It is a picture of man predominated by his feelings of sadness and unhappiness (Gumbel 1994:12-22). sup1/sup.

Now of course these things are all true. This is what life is like for sinners. It is a miserable life for them. Yet this is to major on the consequences of sin rather than sin itself. These are the miseries that follow inevitably because we are sinners. The problem, however, is more serious than simply sin’s consequences. Alpha fails to tell us that ultimately we have offended God and courted His displeasure. We have sinned against God and are justly under His judgement. We are people “…having no hope and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12). For all the gravity of sin, Alpha never allows us to feel too bad about ourselves. It never permits us to see ourselves in God’s sight. That is a big omission.

3. The Jesus Christ of Alpha is not the Jesus Christ of the Bible.

This may surprise us. Alpha appears to have quite a lot to say about the Lord Jesus. It tells us what He did, what He said, the claims He made about Himself and establishes beyond doubt that the resurrection actually took place.

But despite having part of the course entitled ‘Why did Jesus die?’, it is unable in the final analysis to answer this question. This is a core issue.

Christ died because God’s holy justice required it. Our lives were forfeit. We had sinned and were helpless. Christ had to die in the place of sinners who truly deserved to bear the penalty for their sin. Christ’s death propitiated or appeased the wrath of God (Romans 3:25,1 John 2:2). Alpha has not described God to us and therefore has no meaningful place for God’s wrath. Christ’s death ends up having to satisfy some abstract principle of justice that has somehow become detached from God Himself.

Alpha’s own illustrations and attempts to explain get us no closer to the heart of the matter (Gumbel 1994:19-20;47-48). Christ’s death upon the cross becomes an act of love but without any real connection with the reality of judgement and God’s wrath. All we are left with is the impression that Christ has sacrificed Himself to rescue us from the consequences of sin because that was required by some impersonal and rather arbitrary justice system. It is all rather mysterious. This is not the Christ of Scripture.

4. The love of God in Alpha is not the love of the God of the Bible.

The Bible is clear that ‘God is love’ (1 John 4:8). Alpha tells us this too. There is a difference, however. In Alpha God is love and little else. There is not much else that He can be as the course has missed all the aspects of His great character that refer to His holiness and glory. We are left with love.

The God of the Bible is love but it is love that is seen in His willingness to save sinners. We are told, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

Why did the Lord come? To save sinners. What moved God to do this? His love. This is what makes His love so special and wonderful. It is that such a holy and glorious God should save sinners. This is clear from Romans 5:8 as well, But God demonstrates his own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. God’s love is evident in that He acted to save sinners. Here we see the glory of Christ’s love. But without the context of God’s holiness and absolute perfection, the meaning of that love is lost to us. Instead God merely becomes an emotional being of unconditional love divorced from any true understanding of His true nature and being. Alpha’s God will give us an emotional high and make us feel special. The God of the Bible will give us eternal life. There is a big difference between the two.

5. The Holy Spirit of Alpha is not the Holy Spirit of the Bible.

There is more space in Alpha devoted to the Holy Spirit than to the Lord Jesus. This is surprising given what Scripture says about the Holy Spirit (John 16:13-14). Why does Alpha do this? It is because Alpha’s ‘Holy Spirit’ is the agent for giving to people an ‘experience’ that is going to make God real to them.

The main focus for this is the ‘Holy Spirit Weekend-Away’. People doing Alpha are told to expect all manner of things might happen to them. We are told, Sometimes, when people are filled, they shake like a leaf in the wind. Others find themselves breathing deeply as if almost physically breathing in the Spirit. (Gumbel 1994:136). It is not restricted to this, however.

Physical heat sometimes accompanies the filling of the Spirit and people experience it in their hands or some other part of their bodies. One person described a feeling of ‘glowing all over’. Another said she experienced ‘liquid heat’. Still another described ‘burning in my arms when I was not hot’. (Gumbel 1994:136)

This is all very interesting but it has nothing to do with the Holy Spirit as known through the pages of Scripture. Nowhere are any phenomena such as these attributed to the work of the Holy Spirit. Alpha’s ‘Spirit’ appears to work in ways that lie outside the confines of Scripture. Whoever it is that people are ‘introduced’ to at the Alpha Weekend, it is not the Holy Spirit. But whoever the mysterious guest is, he is equally at home among the ecstatic gatherings of New Age enthusiasts and non-Christian religions alike.

6. Conversions in Alpha are not like conversions in the Bible.

On the Day of Pentecost, Peter’s hearers were ‘…cut to the heart…’(Acts 2:37). The Philippian jailer asked urgently ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ (Acts 16:30). They understood that they were sinners. They realised that they needed mercy. It was clear to them as it was to the believers in Thessalonica that the gospel was ‘…in truth, the word of God…’ (1 Thessalonians 2:13).

Conversions in Alpha come differently from this. More often than not it is an emotional experience about the love of God but without any understanding of holiness or the need to be saved from our sins. There is no recognition of the need to repent and to turn to God as a matter of life and death. People feel forgiven but do not seem to have realised the depth of their sinfulness or repented of their sin. People feel cleansed without having consciously put their faith in Christ. Often this happens when people are in some ecstatic state. Alpha may regard this as conversion but it is not what we find in the Bible.

For all its efforts, Alpha does not help us to know God. It does not describe the true and living God for us. It does not diagnose man’s condition accurately enough. It is unable to adequately account for Christ’s death and substitutes an unbiblical view of God’s love and God’s Holy Spirit in its place. To cap it all, the whole issue of conversion is grievously misunderstood. By sparing us the ‘bad news’ about ourselves, it is unable to supply us with the ‘good news’.

The needs of our souls for biblical and life-saving truth are far too precious and important to be ought down to this level. It needs the unvarnished truth of the Scriptures. We may merely succeed in adding people to our churches who have never been converted. That will be no help to them and no help to our churches either.

To leave someone believing they are converted when they are not is an awful prospect. Yet that is what we are risking using defective tools such as Alpha, ‘having a form of godliness but denying its power’ (2 Timothy 3:5). We must do better. Failure is too high a price to pay.

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Dangerous Deceptions of Dr Nicky Gumbel & Dangers of Alpha Course

About Dr Nicky Gumbel

Statement from UK Alpha Course official web site

Nicky Gumbel (born 1955) is an Anglican minister, currently at Holy Trinity in Bromptom, London. He is well known as the developer of the Alpha course, a basic introduction to Christianity. He is the author of a number of books related to the Alpha course, including Questions of Life, which has been published in 48 languages.

Statement and written by: Christian Witness Ministries

My purpose is that you may see what Nicky Gumbel stands for (in my view one of the four most influential figures on the British religious scene, the others being George Carey [CoE], Basil Hume [Catholic] and Clive Calver [EA]), and that you may welcome his Biblical ideas, and question those which could be of human origin.

In no way do I seek to assassinate his character – I urge you to join me in praying for him as we are commanded, in love and humility:

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

Two injunctions by Mr Gumbel himself may well be appropriate in beginning: There is a double standard in having “a rosy view of ourselves and a jaundiced view of others” (Stott), for we point the accusing finger at others, but never turn it on ourselves.

It makes us feel better to gloat over the sins and errors of others – hence our love of scandals. We lap up all the sordid details and every speck we collect helps us ignore the log-jam in our own eye.

This applies not only to the moral faults of others, but also to doctrinal ones as well. Some doctrinal critics may agree with 99% of their opponent’s view. We may agree on the Trinity, the person and work of Jesus Christ, the nature of the atonement, the authority of Scripture and issues of morality, but we find what is objectively a minor area of disagreement and latch onto it. We feel we are not ‘sound’ unless we are constantly denouncing and condemning.

So we write with poisoned pens.

Could it be that we are blinded by the log in our own eye?

Often we are defensive, rigid, judgmental, intolerant and even nasty and petty.

Unless we first remove the plank of hypercriticism and censoriousness from our own eyes, we will not see clearly to remove the splinter from the eyes of others.

Handling Criticism from Challenging Lifestyle Although we are to be wise and discerning, we are not to be suspicious of everyone, and neither are we to become heresy hunters, for false prophets will reveal themselves by their fruit.

We need not worry.

How To Discern False Prophets From Challenging Lifestyle

As we look at Mr Gumbel’s teachings, let us avoid hypercriticism and intolerance, but – in contrast to his latter point – some concerned enquiry may not go amiss:

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears” (Acts 20:28-31).

Nicky Gumbel- the man

· Practised as a barrister and is now ordained on the staff of Holy Trinity Brompton

· Author of best-selling: Why Jesus?- a 24-page tract looking at Christ and our need of Him,

· Why Christmas?- the Christmas edition of Why Jesus,

· Questions of Life- forms the basis for the Alpha course material, including ‘who is Jesus’, ‘how can I be filled with the Spirit?’, ‘why and how should I read the Bible?’

· Searching Issues- examines 7 common objections to Christianity such as suffering, other religions, sex before marriage, the New Age, homosexuality, and science and Christianity

· A Life Worth Living- a study of Philippians, forms the basis for the Alpha 2 follow-up course; looks at continuing new life in Christ,

· Telling Others- a ‘feedback’ book of testimonies and practical tips for running effective Alpha courses,

· Challenging Lifestyle- a study of the Sermon on the Mount explaining how to live under God’s blessing, how to have an influence on society, how to deal with anger, sexual sin, giving, praying, fasting, money, divorce, integrity, loving your enemies, criticism, life…

· Developer and director of Alpha, a 10-week introduction to Christianity with the principles- Anyone can come, Learning and laughter, Pasta, Helping one another, Ask anything:

YEAR DIRECTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSES PEOPLE

1977 Charles Marnham 4-week course for new Christians 1 (HTB)

1981 John Irvine 10 weeks, Holy Spirit weekend 1 <35

1985 Nicky Lee expansion… 1 100+

1991 Nicky Gumbel . 4 600

1992 . . 5 1,000

1993 . Questions of Life published 200 4,500

1994 . (May – Toronto Blessing breaks in HTB rest of UK) 750 30,000

1995 . Goes international 2,500 100,000

1996 . 1,200 outside of UK, all continents except South America 4,500 (Oct) 250,000+

This table demonstrates just how influential Nicky is, with over a quarter of a million people directly reached by his exposition of the Gospel alone:

all the Alpha resources are by him, and the July issue of Alpha News draws attention to a copyright statement relating to the course which requires that any alteration to the course by way of shortening or lengthening is “subject to the proviso that such alterations do not change the essential nature of the course”.

Furthermore, “teaching on the various topics contained in Questions of Life should neither be departed from nor qualitatively altered in an Alpha course”.

One can understand HTB’s move to consolidate copyright rights, but the Gospel must not be according to Gumbel, but from the full counsel of Scripture. In Nicky’s defence, he himself merely stipulates that “it is a good idea to follow it exactly the first time around and then to see next time if there are any ways in which it could be improved” (Practicalities from Telling Others).

Nicky Gumbel’s Friends and Supporters.

John Wimber head of Association of Vineyard Churches

“Alpha is ingenious in the way that it brings people into a private setting by invitation [fashionable sociologically, but not necessarily the way Jesus or the Apostles preached]. So you are accommodating the 20th Century culture in a very manageable and functional way and I am thrilled by it [why is Wimber more thrilled by ‘cultural adaptation’ than the plain declaration of the timeless Gospel?].

I am not surprised to hear of its immediate acceptance and use by hundreds of churches all over the world [doesn’t that ‘immediate acceptance’ ring any bells?

Perhaps an uncompromising Gospel presentation would put more noses out of joint than heads nodding in agreement?]” [brackets mine].

(Remember that John Wimber does not believe in the sufficiency of Scripture, is known to have said- “We are cataloguing all of our experiences so we can develop a theology” [which explains his results-based mentality], confuses “truth and error reflected in his books when opponents of the Evangelical faith are portrayed as having conversions or being great saints and advocates of signs and wonders. This is particularly so with his ready acceptance of Roman Catholics” [John Wimber – Friend or Foe?, p9,10, Philip Jensen].

Also – Nicky Gumbel refers fondly to John Wimber on many occasions in his books, and recommends Wimber’s equivocal Power Healing and Power Evangelism.)

Charles Whitehead, International Catholic Charismatic Services

“Alpha is an excellent introductory course for those who do not go to church or for whom an inherited Christianity has little meaning. I have no hesitation in recommending it to any church or group wishing to present the basic Gospel message clearly and effectively”. (Catholic Charismatics- despite their possibly oxymoronic label- are the fastest growing religious group in the world. See Jonathan Fiddy’s article on Rome to see if Catholicism is compatible with the practice of the gifts of the Holy Spirit of God.)

George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury

“I think it’s superb and it appears to be adapted culturally as well- and all that’s good. I commend it wholeheartedly and I think it’s a very good thing.” (Note that Carey also refuses to repudiate the blatant flouting of Scripture amongst the gay lobby in his church [viz. Bishop of Guildford, Lesbian Gay Christian Movement, 20 year celebration, Southwark Cathedral]; he goes along with the Synod’s dismissal of Biblical hellfire; he seeks full unity with the Catholic church [recent visit to the Vatican]; he regards Hindus as being on a shared spiritual walk with Christians [recent visit to the Neasden temple]. If homosexuality, annihilationism, Catholicism and Hinduism are condoned by Carey, then of what value is his approval of the Alpha course? Rather, is it not cause for concern that Alpha is not Biblical enough to ruffle his ecumenical tendencies? Instead: “He’s on our side,” assures Sandy Millar . “He is a friend”)

Steve Chalke, the Oasis Trust

“Alpha is the most effective [visible results again] and transferable [read ‘amorphously ecumenical’?] introductory course to the Christian faith that I know.”

(Steve Chalke has also added his backing to Fusion, the divisive and ill-conceived National Student Initiative. On questioning, I found him to know nothing about it.)

Michael Green and Michael Marshall, advisors in evangelism to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York :

“Every lively church needs a maternity ward! It needs a setting in which new Christians can be made and Christians can be made new [hinting at it being a man-made manufacture].

The Alpha course has proved itself to be a marvellous vehicle for this purpose, and it can be adapted to a very wide variety of cultures [the marvellous thing about the Gospel is not that it is ‘adaptable’ but that it is distinct, unique, pointing solely to the Biblical Christ.

If ‘culture’ here means ‘doctrinal basis’, then we can only fear that Alpha serves to confirm the unscriptured in their ignorance].” Other responses- “non-threatening yet challenging”

(Fiona Castle), “cringe free”

(Joel Edwards, EA), “fun and unthreatening – just like our Lord Himself!”

(Gerald Coates, Pioneer), “exciting don’t miss it!”

(Rob Parsons, CARE), “a tool of our time”

(Ken Gott), “a new and fresh approach to evangelism”

(Clive Calver, EA), “successful”

(Terry Virgo, New Frontiers), “effective”

(Green & Marshall), “significant”

(Bishop David Pytches), “significant”

(Canon Robert Warren), “exciting and successful”

(Roger Forster, Ichthus), “effective”

(Rob Frost, Methodist), “phenomenal growth”

(Elaine Storkey, ICC), “engaging

(Jim Packer), “effective”

(Os Guinness), “significant”

(Leighton Ford), “enormous impact”

(Eddie Gibbs), “effective”

(Mike Bickle, former Kansas City Prophet), “superbly produced relaxed, non-threatening”

(Michael Cassidy), “significant”

(Bishop John Perry), “enjoyable”

(Bishop Graham Dow), “extraordinary success”

(Bishop John W Howe), etc.

Alpha is also dubbed “exciting, effective, successful, significant” by Bishop of Singapore, Bishop of Wakefield, Bishop of Maidstone, Assistant Bishop of Birmingham, Gordon D. Fee, Wayne Grudem, Lynn Green (YWAM), and a host of other ecclesiastical luminaries

My one concern is that a good marketing campaign or management training course could be described in exactly these terms. Where in the Bible are these concepts used as gauges of faithful evangelism?

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD” (Isaiah 55:8).

Nicky Gumbel- his teachings vis a vis the Word of God

Mr Gumbel is an exceptional writer. He adopts important themes, follows clear lines argument with witty and poignant illustrations and challenging applications

I have read all his books and they are always informative and very convicting in places. I am grateful for all that I have learned from him.

The chapters Who is Jesus and Why did Jesus die? in Questions of Life are the best systematic defence of the claims of Christ, the authenticity of Scripture and the power of the Cross.

Nicky is exceedingly keen on C S Lewis (far and above his most cited author – at least 25 times in all his work) and uses his ‘Lord, liar or lunatic’ dilemma to maximum effect in this book, Why Jesus and Why Christmas?

He is not shy- unlike other modern evangelicals – of words like ‘sin’ and ‘judgement’. His legal analogy of God being Judge, Advocate and Substitute is classic in talking about dealing with what he openly confesses to be “man’s greatest need” – the penalty, power, pollution and partition of sin. He stops short of declaring eternal death in hell as the final penalty, and does not mention heaven as the reward of faith in Christ.

An impassioned and direct description by John Wimber of his own conversion is included, and the ‘sinner’s prayer’ at the end of the second chapter recognises repentance, forgiveness, Christ crucified, a commitment to Him as Lord, thanks, reception of the Holy Spirit.

Watching the first few Alpha videos gave me the strong impression that Mr Gumbel was a man devoted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was encouraged by his emphatic belief in the deity of Christ, the sin of mankind and the authority of Scriptures. Unfortunately, I feel that he is in danger of preaching Christianity PLUS. David Jackman argues that all heresies stem from adding or subtracting from the deposit of Biblical truth.

He feels that earlier this century we were endangered by liberals denying Christ, His life, miracles, death, resurrection, ascension, virgin birth; the Scriptures and their infallibility; man and his sinful nature.

Now the pendulum has swung to the extent that people like Rodney Howard-Browne (probably the most lethal man in Christendom) can have an impeccable doctrinal statement that means very little, as there is so much in his practice that goes beyond it.

Oh yes, we believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, but we leave it on the shelf and rely on anecdote and experience and ‘ministry’ (as Rodney himself unashamedly laughs: “the less I preached, the more people got saved”).

Oh yes, we believe in salvation in Christ alone, but we don’t preach Him alone – we preach a doctrine of subsequential, ecstatic Holy Spirit infillings. “For many the decisive moment is the Saturday evening of the weekend” (Telling Others, p120) when Nicky asks the Spirit to come.

Not when Christ is preached and there is a response of repentance and faith. The decisive moment is ‘when the spirit comes’. If it is not a spirit which convicts of sin, righteousness and judgement (John 16:8) or who points to Christ as Saviour from that sin and judgement, and glorifies Him as the means of our righteousness (John 16:14, 2 Corinthians 5:21), then what sort of spirit is it? One that brings happy or peaceful feelings? The uniqueness of the Spirit of God is not that he papers over our cracks with psychoreligious ritual, but that He brings us contrite to the only Way in which those cracks can be filled- the Lord Jesus Christ. As long as Gumbel’s Gospel is distinctly Biblical and Christocentric, it is superb (at least 90% of his writing). When his writing wanders into defective pneumatology, reckless ecumenism and feelgood religion, it is disturbing. As Alan Morrison says of Kenneth Copeland and the Word of Faith crew, “It’s not what you read on pages 1 to 10 that is the problem. It’s what is lurking on page 11 that undermines everything.”

It is those ‘page 11s’ that we will be examining now. Praise the Lord that they are mercifully few, but those that are in evidence merit serious attention as their ultimate corollary is the destruction of all the good teaching that Nicky has taken such pains to articulate. “My brethren, be not many [of you] masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation” James 3:1.

My prayer is absolutely not that Nicky will be condemned – rather that he should examine these areas diligently and renew his stalwart efforts in evangelism, preaching a more full, more Biblical Gospel. As must we all!

Nicky Gumbel and the Gospel.

There are big problems with the Gospel according to Gumbel. For simplicity’s sake, they can be roughly divided into two areas- defective pneumatology (symbolised by the city of Toronto) and a tendency to ecumenism, even syncretism (symbolised by the city of Rome)

Rome

It is manifest in all of Mr Gumbel’s work that he regards the Catholic faith to be simply a rather traditional denomination of the true Christian Church. He:

• alleges that Jesus “has approaching two billion followers” (Questions of life, p9), “amounting to 32.9% of the world population” (Searching Issues, p28). This means that 1 in 3 people in the world are Christians. Apart from being blatantly untrue, this kind of figure can only be reached if you count the Roman Catholic religion. Is that Christianity?

• quotes Catholics as if theirs is authentic Biblically Christian testimony. Mother Teresa (along with Jackie Pullinger) is one of his heroes.

In How to find life in Challenging Lifestyle, he records an interview with her. When Pope John Paul II visited her in Calcutta, it was “the happiest day of her life”.

This is because he was pleased to give her a shelter in Rome to look after prostitutes. He also quotes Catholic convert Malcolm Muggeridge on joy – “The most characteristic and uplifting of the manifestations of conversion is rapture – an inexpressible joy which suffuses our whole being, making our fears dissolve into nothing, and our expectations move heavenwards” (Questions of life, 126).

He admiringly cites the Pope, Father Maximilian Kobe, Father Tom Forrest (originator of the Pope’s phrase, ‘Decade of Evangelism’), etc. Are these Catholics Christians, and is their testimony reliable?

• Martin Luther and John Wesley are the third most quoted pair in Nicky’s work (10+ times each, after John Stott and C S Lewis). He also refers to other Reformed believers, such as Calvin (16th century), Whitefield (17th) and Spurgeon (19th). Highly bizarre is the way in which he quotes Luther and Vatican II in the same paragraph, with equal weight! Remember that Luther was excommunicated for heresy by the Catholic religion:

• Papal authorities ordered Luther to retract and submit to church authority, but he became more intransigent, appealing for reform, attacking the sacramental system, and urging that religion rest on individual faith based on the guidance contained in the Bible. Threatened with excommunication by the Pope, Luther publicly burned the bull, or papal decree, of excommunication and with it a volume of canon law. This act of defiance symbolized a definitive break with the entire system of the Western church” (Encarta Encyclopedia).

• Although “the Roman Catholic official view is that the Scriptures were ‘written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit have God as their author without error’” (QoL, p74), the Luther whom Gumbel so prevalently quotes obviously thought the Catholic church did not observe their own theory at all in practice. The Catholic church demanded that he recant, and they have never pardoned Luther. It is madness and contradiction to quote the Catholics and the Reformers in the same breath. They represent two different religions, both of which claim to be founded on Scripture.

Who is correct?

· “The same Spirit indwells Christians in Russia, China, Africa, America, the UK or wherever. In one sense it is not so important what denomination we are- Roman Catholic or Protestant; Lutheran, Methodist, Baptist, Pentecostal, Anglican or House Church. What is more important is whether or not we have the Spirit of God. If people have the Spirit of God living within them, they are Christians, and our brothers and sisters” (What does the Holy Spirit do? from Questions of Life). Gumbel makes the classic misinterpretation of Galatians 3:28 (“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus) and Colossians 3:11 (“Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all). He jumps the quantum leap from nationality to doctrinal belief. Paul is making an inclusive statement – it doesn’t matter what nationality or sex or class you come from, we’re all one. But he is also making an exclusive statement – it DOES matter what you believe, we’re all one only in Christ.

· The Alpha course is installed in many local Catholic churches. If there is anything unbiblical about Catholicism, Alpha is not the thing to expose it. Rather it smooths everything over and makes people cosy in their error: “Newcomers began to read the Scriptures, pray and attend Mass for the first time The Alpha method can be a wonderful and very effective [that word again!] tool for communicating the basics of orthodox Catholic faith” (Father Brian Hackney, who “added three extra sessions to suit the needs of his Anglo-Catholic congregation”). The Reformers died defending the Lord’s Supper as a remembrance, not a Real Presence. Here, people are encouraged to celebrate the eating of the literal flesh of Christ, all under the happy umbrella of Alpha. Alpha seems to be very effective indeed in “communicating the basics of the orthodox Catholic faith”, but that is no recommendation. When did the Catholic church ever save anybody’s soul? When did celebrating Mass get man right with God? It is JESUS WHO MUST BE PROCLAIMED, NOT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. If Alpha merely encourages Catholicity, then it is worse than a failure. If a man has cancer, you do not pat him on the back and give him a lollipop.

From the 8 Catholic testimonies I’ve read, here are some interesting statistics which demonstrate what kind of message Alpha is communicating to them:

· ‘Alpha’ mentioned 13 times

· ‘Catholic’ mentioned 7 times

· ‘Spirit’ mentioned 6 times

· ‘Church’ mentioned 6 times

· ‘Christian(s)’ mentioned 3 times

· ‘Jesus’ mentioned twice.

They seem most excited not about the message of Christ and His salvation, but at how you don’t have to change the Alpha course at all, and it’s perfectly compatible with Catholicism –

“LEAVE IT AS IT IS. IT WORKS!” beams the chairman of Anglo-Catholic renewal, delighted that his ecumenicism is unhampered by Alpha, where it might be by the Bible. There will be two Roman Catholic Alpha conferences in 1997, backed by Cardinal Hume, but “we’re planning to work quite extensively with post-Alpha material to link it in to Catholic doctrine” (David Payne). If Alpha was a full gospel course, that would be impossible.

Alpholatry is apparent by the fact that in the July and September issues of Alpha News, ‘Alpha’ is referred to in nearly all headlines :

“Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of his ‘wholehearted’ support for Alpha”,

“Alpha spreads over USA and Canada”, “Alpha was the turning point of my life”,

“Alpha praised for boosts in C of E church attendance”, “Premier to repeat Alpha broadcast”,

“90 Polish leaders hear about Alpha”,

“Alpha for old and young”,

“Three generations of Alpha”,

“How Alpha is working”,

“Nothing has had as much impact on our church as Alpha”,

“NY consultant is set to spread Alpha across North America”, “Why so many need Alpha”.

If only it looked like this:

“Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of his ‘wholehearted’ support for Jesus”, “Jesus spreads over USA and Canada”, “Jesus was the turning point of my life”,”Jesus praised for boosts in C of E church attendance”, “Premier to repeat Jesus broadcast”, “90 Polish leaders hear about Jesus”, “Jesus for old and young”, “Three generations of Jesus”, “How Jesus is working”, “Nothing has had as much impact on our church as Jesus”, “NY consultant is set to spread Jesus across North America”, “Why so many need Jesus”.

But no. This is the Gospel of Alpha, and Catholics for one are cock-a-hoop.

Let us not forget that the Roman Catholic Church regards itself as not only the final authority on God, but the only conduit of salvation; that Mary is co-redeemer with Christ, who is crucified daily at Masses all around the world; that Purgatory exists; that priests can dispense forgiveness (even the Pharisees knew that only God can forgive sins); that saints should be prayed to and revered to the point of idolatry; that the Pope is given power to speak infallibly; and many other horrific twistings and outright denials of the Bible.

Although Gumbel stands by justification by grace through faith alone (“Paul expounds why no one can by justified by their own works, but only by grace through faith in Christ”), he supports Roman Catholicism, which utterly denies it, in fact, the Council of Trent in 1566 declared this doctrine to be ACCURSED, ANATHEMA. We must pray that Nicky and those who follow him will see the mutual exclusivity of Catholicism and true Christianity. You cannot be a true Catholic and a true Christian.

We conclude this section with three quotes, one from J. C. Ryle (who is often quoted by Nicky Gumbel), one from Nicky, and the last from James McCarthy [my brackets]:

“We owe an enormous debt to the Protestant Reformation it delivered England from gross religious ignorance and spiritual darkness from the most grovelling, childish and superstitious practices in religion from the degrading tyranny and swindling impostures of the Romish priesthood from the plague of unholiness and immorality among the clergy.

We owe to the Reformation an English Bible, and liberty for every man, woman, and child in the land to read it an open road to the throne of grace and the great fountain of peace with God a true idea of Christian worship a true notion of the office of a Christian minister a right standard of Christian holiness For ever let us thank God for the Reformation. It lighted a candle which ought never to be extinguished or allowed to grow dim.

And for ever let us remember that the Reformation was won for us by the blood of the martyrs, quite as much as by their preaching and praying, and writing and legislation. It was forged in the fires of Oxford, and Smithfield.

It cost the lives of one Archbishop, four Bishops, and 280 other men and women. Shall we in this century talk lightly of the great work which they did? Shall we hold cheaply the privileges which they won? Shall we entertain for a moment the idea of forsaking Reformation principles and going back to Rome? Once more I say, God forbid! The man who counsels such base apostasy and suicidal folly must be judicially blind. The iron collar has been broken; let us not put it on again. The prison has been thrown open; let us not resume the yoke and return to our chains. [George Carey is that man today.

May Nicky Gumbel either repudiate his boss’ folly and preach Christ to unconverted Catholics; or STOP QUOTING MARTIN LUTHER, JOHN CALVIN, JOHN WESLEY AND J C RYLE with whom he cannot agree if he regards Catholicism as ‘just another denomination’]

J C Ryle, What we owe to the Reformation, (late 19th century).

We need to follow the words of Jesus and cut out our petty squabbles and our judgementalism. We need to stop criticising other denominations [including Catholicism] and other traditions within our own denominations.

We need to forget the past [the unrepented-of blood of martyrs, the excommunications, the increasingly heretical doctrines], drop the labels and unite around the person of Jesus Christ.

We need to get on with the task that he has given us until he comes again. Then he will do the judging and his judgement will be perfect.Nicky Gumbel, How to handle criticism (Challenging Lifestyle).

Vatican II (1962-65) stated that the goal of the Church’s ecumenical strategy was the unity of all Christian churches through common communion with the Roman Catholic Church [820-822, 855]:

“The results will be that, little by little, as the obstacles to perfect ecclesiastical communion are overcome, all Christians will be gathered, in a common celebration of the Eucharist, into the unity of the one and only Church, which Christ bestowed on his church from the beginning.

This unity, we believe, subsists in the Catholic Church as something she can never lose, and we hope that it will continue to increase until the end of time”.

Though Rome has yet to achieve its ultimate purpose, it has succeeded in undermining the commitment of many Christians to the evangelization of Catholics [PRAY THAT NICKY & ALPHA WILL NOT BE AMONG THEM].

Consider, for example, the 1994 signing in the US of an accord titled Evangelicals & Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium.

In it leading evangelicals and Roman Catholics stated that “evangelicals and Catholics are brothers and sisters in Christ”. They labelled the evangelization of active members of each other’s flocks as illegitimate theology and “sheep stealing”, and resolved “to explore patterns of working and witnessing together in order to advance the one mission of Christ”.

Such ecumenical compromise must be opposed. There is no room in Biblical Christianity for unity or cooperation with Rome and its false gospel, its continuing sacrifice, and its idolatrous devotion to Mary.

As long as the Roman Catholic Church continues “to regard the Scriptures, taken together with sacred Tradition, as the supreme rule of her faith,” there is not even a common basis for dialogue.James G. McCarthy, The Gospel According to Rome.

Conclusion

Just after writing this, I got a chance to interview Mr. Gumbel.He is resolute that the Catholic religion is just another denomination of the Christian faith, and is happy with anything that calls itself Trinitarian.He has read Vatican 2 and can find nothing wrong with it.All his Catholic friends are very happy with Alpha too

We must reject the ethos and teaching of Nicky Gumbel and Holy Trinity Brompton;

1 – They accept Catholic heresy and encourage others to.

2 – They endorse Vatican 2, the Catechism and the Counsels which enthrone Mary as co-redeemer with Christ, which declare justification by faith alone to be accursed, and which have never retracted the atrocities of the centuries committed against the true Christian church.

3 – They preach ecumenical churchianity, and not Christ and Him crucified alone; they desire the complete fusion of all professing Christians (false and true) into one millennial superfaith – with the Bible and the uniqueness of our Saviour discarded (see Jan. 1996 HTB In Focus newspaper for plans for the ecumenical millennium village).

Let us also with love and supplication beseech the Lord to have mercy on those bent upon the perversion of His truth and those affected by them.

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What is Alpha?

Alpha

The following information comes from Deception in the Church web site

The Alpha Course is a course that has been used by many as a way to attempt to introduce the false doctrines and practices of the Third Wave into mainstream denominations.

I was dumbfounded when I found out some of the people who endorse this course. Among them were the Salvation Army and, most notably, Luis Palau. Here is his endorsement that is featured on the Alpha Course web page:

“Alpha seems especially blessed in that the Lord is using it to reach all sorts of people in all sorts of spiritual condition.”

The Alpha Course, though teaching some truth, also lays truth alongside error. The wooing of people using the gospel message, only to later enslave them in ritualism, works salvation, and occult manifestations is one of the great deceptions of our time. One of the cleverest ploys of the enemy in our day is to allow “unprincipled” men to use the salvation message as an enticment to unsuspecting and untrained people, while they secretly introduce false doctrine, thereby giving “the devil a foothold” for fleshly manifestations and temptations in their lives. The men who designed this course are laying error alongside truth, introducing error secretly (“pareisaxousinin” in Greek) the result of which will ruin the faith of the believer in the end. The Bible says of this process:

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them– bringing swift destruction on themselves.” (2 Pet. 2:1)

Beware of the Alpha Course!

Perhaps the preachers and evangelists who have endorsed this course need to take a longer look at their Bibles. Jesus NEVER laid hands on his disciples, the result of which were “manifestations” of uncontrollable laughter, mayhem, shaking, animal noises, vomitting, or any of the other demonic disorder of the Toronto and Brownsville “things”.

Luis Palau, of all people, had better wake up to this deception that is sweeping the churches of Europe and is now being used around the world.

For a good critique on the dangers of this course, visit this web site:

“The Alpha Course” by Chris Hand

Also, ready this analysis at the same site:

“Alpha Course Goes Nationwide In Britain” by Tricia Tillin

Following are two e-mails, then an article detailing the dangers of the Alpha Course. The first e-mail confirms that Luis Palau has indeed endorsed this dangerous course. The second alerts Christians to the fact the the Church of Rome is now using the course for its own purposes. The article following is a critique of the Alpha Course.

We hope you will find this information useful when some member of your church attmepts to introduce this course into your church!

Dr. Nicky Gumbel

What is behind the Alpha Course?

DIALECTIC, PRAXIS and the ALPHA COURSE.

by Wendy Howard

Editor of Despatch Magazine.

THE ALPHA COURSE.

The Alpha course is set up in exactly the way a Diaprax session is convened. At the Alpha training seminar I attended in Brisbane [described in depth in my book,”Alpha, Friend or Foe?” ] the instructions were almost identical. In Alpha:

1. Non-believers are invited to an Alpha dinner by the church people. Christianity is virtually set aside for the night, no meaningful prayers, no hymns or songs which really spell-out Christianity.

The unbelievers are given an “open-ended” opportunity to give their own views and beliefs, the churchgoers are introduced to a new experience of unfettered interaction with people [or a person] who are not believers or followers of Christ Jesus. This is done, Alpha claims to justify such strange tactics, so that the non-Christians can feel loved, appreciated and listened to. NO ONE is allowed to “confront” the unbelievers in any way.

2. Alpha is “non-directive” in that very, very little Biblical instruction is given in the dinners and the weekends-away meetings. The laying on of hands, experience with the “holy spirit”, making friends and having fun are encouraged. But there is a “non-directive” system going on throughout the Alpha Course.

3.There are really no closed philosophical viewpoints allowed! Alpha is supposed to be Christian, but the mouths of the preachers of the Gospel, and the witnesses to the Gospel message are effectively gagged, in reality. The Bible is almost a closed book in Alpha. GOD’s Word is gagged as well!

4. Alpha is a social group, it is not a meeting or a church service, it is a social gathering. It is not a Bible study or a prayer meeting, it is a social dinner.

5. It uses a social issue where there are differences of opinion. The non-Christians believe and “feel” differently to the churchgoers, yet they are all mixed.

6. Alpha leads shrewdly into a consensus, because the church people are “not allowed” to preach or teach effectively most of the time, and the unbelievers can hold forth with their “feelings” and “thoughts” almost unhindered. The unbeliever may well want to participate in the “holy spirit” experiences which cannot bring him/her to salvation, but may bring ALL into a shared experience in the “spirit” [a counterfeit of the Divine].

PROCEDURAL CONSENSUS

Dean Gotcher explains about procedural consensus in this fashion [we will compare the Alpha course afterwards]: “What I call ‘First Cause’ [God, parents, established rules and standards, norms, sovereignty, etc], must temporarily be set aside if the process of diaprax is to successfully develop [abdication to the procedure]…. process of diaprax facilitates the establishment of a ‘non-hostile’ or ‘risk-free’ environment. This gives each individual the feeling of security and acceptance needed so they might feel free enough to ‘take the risk’ of confessing their personal feelings toward their own beliefs and values within the group setting.” [p.26].

ALPHA COURSE

In the training program for potential Alpha leaders, we were taught that a non-hostile or risk-free environment was essential for a Alpha dinner meeting or weekend. No “confrontation” of the unbelievers is allowed, they must have full freedom to express their own beliefs, feelings and values about God, the Bible, and Jesus Christ. The only trouble is that in Alpha the ‘first cause’ is then set aside, in this case GOD is the “first cause” and so too is the preaching of the Biblical Word! The whole church group thus abdicates to the procedure. Both the churched persons and the unbelievers are then in a procedure which can lead successfully to consensus. The preaching of the Word of God does not really exist in Alpha, and the mild teaching of the Word which is superimposed on the “spirit” and “experience” orientated meetings is hardly worth counting in the scheme of things.

DIAPRAX BY GOTCHER

“In other words, the fear of reprisal one might normally expect when expressing what one really thinks and how one really feels concerning the beliefs and values set by a higher authority must be alleviated. Therefore, any higher authority that has previously set standards that hinder participation in group-think must either be absent from the environment or have succumbed – abdicated – to the process and become willing to participate in it themselves, taking part in consensus building.”

ALPHA AND DIAPRAX

In Alpha group-think the “higher authority,” or God and the Word of God, has succumbed to the process thus allowing the group-think to go ahead unhindered. Who is “participating in it themselves?” The CHURCH PEOPLE, who sit and listen intently to non-church people holding forth. This cannot help but to build consensus between the opposing groups! Remember as well that many Alpha groups are run by the lay church members, most of them are not competent in such things as doctrine, apologetics, and contending for the faith. Their hands also are tied in that they are “not allowed” by Alpha to contend or confront, or to preach or teach sound Scripture.

Who is being processed in this ? Both the unbelievers and the church folk. The deliberations of the unsaved can be very convincing and intelligent, many of the churched will be unable to stand firm under the pressure.

FACILITATION IN DIAPRAX

“For the diaprax process to become a part of the individual’s and the group’s life, it is equally important that the leader of the discussion facilitate instead of teach. The environment must be dialogue or dialectic in structure if everyone is to freely experience group life [communism] and group think [socialism]. Facilitating in a diaprax setting requires the questioning of preset standards established by a higher authority, preferably with that authority figure participating in the questioning process themselves.” [p.26].

ALPHA FACILITATES

In the Alpha Course no actual teaching goes on, it is rather that the leaders give way to experiencing the group-think and group life. The unbelievers are free to question preset standards [the Bible and God’s instructions and commands] and the “authority figure” or the CHRISTIAN CHURCH is participating in the questioning process themselves. There are no ABSOLUTES being soundly preached, no “thus saith the Lord” being presented with a sound “no dialogue” platform. The environment is didactic in nature in Alpha groups.

No instructions or revelations which are set in concrete by a Divine Person, and are thus beyond human control, are tolerated in this New World of change agents for a One Mind.

ALL POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE?

Look at this following description of Diaprax [Gotcher’s own term]:

“Diaprax survives today because of its ability to stay hidden behind the activities of the moment. The facilitator’s ability to control group feelings gives him the ability to shape the definition each person in the group gives for his or her position. What is lost in the whole scheme of things is that someone is always influencing the definitions we give for our position and that apart from God and His Word, all positions are subject to change. There is only a [redefining] of positions, shaped by our desire to gain or retain relationship with others.” [p.27].

ALPHA’S CHANGING WORLD

Alpha insists that the world is changing, that we are all in the Age of Aquarius, and that this new era is the age of the “spirit.” The Age of Pisces is over, says Alpha, and the cognitive age of reason has been overtaken by the age of the “spirit.” No longer the WORD of GOD but the SPIRIT is paramount now [Alpha insists]. The Christian Church’s definitions that make up their position have been altered! Diaprax lies hidden in the “activities of the moment” in Alpha, these activities are seemingly “evangelism”, whilst the real reasons for the group is actually group-life, group-think, consensus and change. To successfully create a “relationship” with unbelievers Alpha compromises and dialogues!

DIE-A-LOG?

Writes Gotcher :

“In dialogue all one can do is deviate from an original position. This is why Jesus did not dialogue with Satan when tempted by him in the wilderness. Instead He held to His position by quoting ‘First Cause, ‘the scriptures [position sub-phrase], with ‘It is written…’ and did not respond with ‘I think…’ or ‘I feel…’ [definition sub-phrase], Matthew 4:1-11.

Therefore, if we believe that God’s Word is true, all we can do is give His definition. We thereby give Him control over our life. If we deviate from it, we give the process of compromise [diaprax – Satan’s scheme] control over us. I speak in regard to values, beliefs, and morals, which is what this process concerns itself with.” [p.27].

ALPHA WANTS THE CHURCHES TO LISTEN TO OTHERS!

In our training program for forming Alpha groups we were taught that there should be no prayers that were more than a mere sentence prayer, that the only songs should be simple ones that expressed that God was the Creator, not many Bible verses or explanations to be given – but there should be listening to the unbelievers! Lots of this! They should be allowed to express themselves on “what do you feel about God? What do you think about life? and so on.” Why would Christians be expected to opt out in this way? With-holding proper teaching and preaching, prayer and hymns from the unsaved in their midst? The reasons given by the advisers of the Alpha team [trained people who have been programmed from Brompton UK] were pathetically inept! They said this strange way of acting was to give the unsaved a listening ear for once, because they never had anyone to listen to them respectfully, out there in the world. But the real reason I would suggest is a hidden one, the reason is to teach Christians the “art” of dialogue, to teach them to respect other people’s views, to make them shift their own positions, to lead them into “tolerance” with other’s belief systems, to bring the churches into a less “absolute” way of presenting their “religious” beliefs.

LAWS IN THE FUTURE?

On p.28 of Gotcher’s book we read:

“It is evident that Christians with positions of influence in education, business, and politics are having a hard time deciding whose definitions to use. Diaprax is making it easier for them to use definitions most conducive to human relationship building and most likely, they believe, to help them gain or retain respect in the eyes of the community. They believe this will put them in a better position to influence laws in the future. If they have any doubts about where the Word of God stands on the issue, they should read Matthew 10:32-3.

“He does not approve of this type of reasoning.” [p.28].

ALPHA AGAIN?

The reader might reason that surely the church folk who see Alpha as a pleasant tool to reach the unsaved in the community, surely they do not have any thoughts about “influencing laws in the future.” No, these might not have such thoughts, but Alpha is not just a local endeavour of happy little people who want to run dinners for the unchurched community members. Alpha has heavy connections to the global Anglican Church, which is united very strongly with the political might of the United Nations; and Alpha is heavily involved with the Vatican’s political might as well! Alpha has reinvented the Gospel outreach, and the reasons can easily be seen to be “respect in the eyes of the community” and “a better position to influence laws in the future.” The Anglican and Roman Catholic hierarchy want to be “tolerant” and “understanding” of all religious views, and they want the churches to learn proper respect for other group-views.

A PANDORA’S BOX?

Alpha encourages the use of questions asked of the unsaved, expecting from them their own answers. But, the unsaved cannot give reasonable answers at all, not one has any answers which we should be listening to. Here Gotcher shows the hidden agenda in this complex process of Diaprax:

“Whoever controls the agenda for deciding the questions that will be asked controls the answers as well. In short ‘whoever controls the questions, controls the answers.’ This is true whether one is participating in education, business, or government. Socrates was said to have shown a slave owner that his slave had the truth of Pethagorem’s theorem already within him, and though a series of questions was able to convince the owner that he did. What Socrates was really doing was controlling the environment of thought, whereby the slave was able to be guided to the only logical conclusion to a presented question. He simply supplied the correct answers to the skilfully laid-out sequence of questions.

The answers were in the questions, not in the slave. This questioning is not dealing with ‘science according to facts,’ but instead is ‘science according to Socrates’ [Phil Ring].

This is not ‘hard’ science but ‘soft’ science where ‘hypothesis equals fact’ [Tim Clem]. This is ‘so called science’ [Apostle Paul].

We cannot apply the same principle to answer the questions ‘Who am I?’ ‘Why am I here?’ ‘Where did I come from?’ or ‘Where am I going?’ without accepting either God’s Word as the source for the questions to be asked – or human-reasoning. God, in His Word, only occasionally asks questions to be answered and often those questions provide their own answers. He instead gives us facts [answers] up front to be obeyed. When we come to God and His Word with questions to be answered, it is up to us to search scriptures, not to question them.”

WHAT IS DIALECTIC AND PRAXIS ABOUT?

DIALECTIC = Using dialogue as a means to resolve conflicting positions.

PRAXIS = To practice the experience of speculation, conjecturing, theorising.

The New World Order wants the peoples of the globe to “dialogue”, to agree, to merge their beliefs into One, Unity in Diversity. The concept of there being absolutes, as revealed by the Lord in the Biblical Scriptures, is a malediction to these internationalists. Therefore the aim has become for the Brave New World to bring about harmony and accord by breaking down the absolutes which they see as standing in the way of One Mind – to do this, they believe, will bring peace in the coming New Age Millennium. Dialectic and Praxis are psychological methods used to achieve this aim.

The environment of what Dean Gotcher calls “Diaprax” [a co-joining of the two words] is described on p.25 of his book:

1. The group environment must be ‘open-ended’, where established norms or preset standards are set aside by the person of group so all participating can more easily explore and discover new experiences together.

2. It must be ‘non-directive,’ where rules and preset standards are not presented by the leader or encouraged by the group that might stand in the way of the person or group exploring and discovering new experiences together.

3. It must be ‘adverse to any closed philosophical viewpoints,’ where rules and pre-set standards are not respected by all participating when they prevent the person or group environment exploring and discovering new experiences together.

4. The group environment must be social in nature.

5. It must use a social issue that the group has differing opinions or viewpoints about.

6. It must use a social issue that all participants can come to consensus, or group-feeling about regarding a possible solution.”

Link: http://www.firstplumbline.net/html/drnickygumbalwhatisbehindthealphacour…

Who is behind the Alpha Course?

Here is a list of Alpha course promoters and supporters.

Organisations and Denominations and Churches

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA)

Holy Trinity Brompton

The Roman Catholic Church

Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Florida

Andrew’s/St. Paul’s United Church

Wall Street United Church

St Paul’s Cathedral, London

Norwich Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral

York Minster

Brentwood Roman Catholic Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral

St Albans Abbey

Winchester Cathedral

World Counsil of Churches (Eccumenical Movement)

Names of People who promote and are involved in the Alpha Course

From http://www.alphausa.org/basics

“Alpha seems especially blessed in that the Lord is using it to reach all sorts of people in all sorts of spiritual conditions”

Luis Palau

Evangelist, head of Mission America

“We stand alongside others who have a similar passion for leading people into vital relationships with Jesus Christ. We applaud the vision and work of Alpha Ministry to connect the unconnected to the life of the local church and to relationship with Jesus Christ.”

Bill Hybels (Senior Pastor)

Willow Creek Community Church

“Alpha is definitely a powerful tool for reaching the lost for Christ and helping them mature in their faith”

Bill Bright President

Campus Crusade for Christ

“The Alpha course is a most engaging way of passing on the basics of Christianity. It is a tool for evangelism and nurture that I highly recommend.”

J.I. Packer Professor of Theology

Regent College, Vancouver, B.C.

“I know of many people whose lives have been transformed through the Alpha Course. I rejoice at how God is using it so powerfully to renew many churches both inside and outside prison walls.”

Charles W. Colson

Founder, Prison Fellowship Ministries

“The Alpha course is a superb vehicle for seeking and evangelizing non-Christians, the unchurched and the nominally churched. Would that every Episcopal Church had an Alpha course for we would be truly embracing the Great Commission of Jesus our Lord.”

The Rt. Rev. Herbert Thompson, Jr

Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio

“I see Alpha as a strategic tool, sensitively crafted to address today’s secularized seekers with satisfying answers to their spiritual hunger.”

Jack W. Hayford President

King’s Seminary

“It’s great to see how Alpha has been used to reach people with the good news of Jesus Christ, who wouldn’t normally come to church. This resource is very complementary to helping seekers connect with The Purpose Driven Life.”

Dr. Rick Warren

Sr. Pastor, Saddleback Church

“I rejoice and give our Lord thanks for the wonderful way He is using the Alpha ministry throughout the United States and around the world, inviting friends, family or work colleagues to an Alpha course is an outstanding way to share the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ in a non-threatening environment.”

Paul Cedar, head of Mission America

“Through Alpha, Jesus Christ is capturing the hearts and minds of an ever-growing number of persons. The course meets the vital test of being both open and faithful — welcoming of all, while presenting the gospel message with clarity and power.

George Gallup, Jr

Chairman, The George H. Gallup International Institute

www.alphacourse.org

“Alpha’s great success lies in its ability to take evangelism out of the church into the home and to bridge the gulf between church and community.”

Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey

http://uk.alphacourse.org

In Britain, Cardinal Basil Hume, Archbishop of Westminster, wrote a warm message of welcome to hundreds of delegates attending three Catholic Alpha conferences held in Westminster Cathedral Hall. And during an official visit to to the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in Willesden, north London, in 1997, he spoke with schoolchildren attending a Youth Alpha course there.

Cardinal Basil Hume, the highest Catholic official in England

http://alphacourse.org

As part of the initiative, more than 1,500 billboard sites throughout the UK carried the poster featuring the face of Holy Trinity Brompton Children’s Worker Greta Greenwood alongside the slogan, ‘The Alpha Course — An Opportunity to Explore the Meaning of Life.’

Greta Greenwood

http://uk.alphacourse.org

‘I sense the moment has come to commit all of the Church’s energies to a new evangelisation and mission to all nations. No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples.’

Pope John Paul II

http://alphacourse.org

“The Alpha Course is a wonderful and proven tool for evangelism in the local church… I enthusiastically support and recommend Alpha.”

C.Peter Wagner

Global Harvest Ministries

http://alphacourse.org

“I believe the Alpha course has been one of the greatest initiatives in recent times to introduce people to Christianity in an easy-to-understand, down-to-earth and informal way, I know God changes lives and anything that can help as many lives to be changed as possible has got to be good. I believe the Alpha course should be available to everyone.”

Rosemary Conley, Fitness Club Pioneer

http://alphacourse.org

“If it hadn’t been for Christian friends who were sufficiently enthusiastic about their faith to share it with me and answer my obstinate questions, I’d never have discovered Christ for myself that was over 30 years ago. Today, everywhere I go, I hear how Alpha courses are communicating the Christian faith in relevant and non-threatening situations do go along if you get the chance. Christianity promises ‘life in all its fulness’. Just suppose that’s true – what a tragedy to miss out!”

Sir Cliff Richard

http://alphacourse.org

“Alpha is a safe place to thrash out the meaning of life; to discuss what Christianity really is all about. I’d highly recommend this course for anyone who wants good food and good conversation.”

Melanie Clark Pullen, Actress

http://uk.alphacourse.org

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Alpha’s Road Leads To Rome

By Cecil Andrews, “Take Heed” Ministries,

Cecil Andrews, PO BOX 13, Ballynahinch, BT24 8AL, Northern Ireland. Telephone/Fax 028 9756 5511. E-MAIL – takeheed @ aol.com

Take Heed WEBSITE

There is a well-known saying that ‘All Roads Lead To Rome’ – in fact that expression was used by Michael de Semlyen as the title for his excellent book that exposes the efforts of Rome to utilise the modern ecumenical movement as a means of bringing ‘separated brethren’ back into the Pope’s flock. Incidentally this book can still be obtained from us [price £6.50 includes p&p].

In the March-June 2004 issue of ALPHA NEWS there is a detailed account of a visit by Nicky Gumbel, his wife Pippa and their son, Jonny to Rome and in the course of the visit they ‘were presented to the Pope by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher to the Papal Household’. ‘Father’ Cantalamessa has featured previously on the front page of ALPHA NEWS and last year was a guest ‘preacher’ at Holy Trinity Brompton.

Not only did Nicky Gumbel meet the Pope ‘at the end of a General Audience’ but he also met representatives of ‘The Congregation on the Doctrine of the Faith’. This ‘Congregation’ is simply the modern title since 1967 of what was previously known as ‘The Office of The Inquisition’ – the Papal approved organisation charged to root out and destroy heresy and an honest look at history will tell of how the blood of many true Christian martyrs bears testimony to its ruthless efficiency.

Peter De Rosa in his book ‘Vicars of Christ’ wrote ‘It is clear from this that the aim of the Inquisition was to defend, not the faith, but the papal system [p 232]…once a pope like Gregory 1X had initiated the inquisition, pontiffs preferred to contradict the Gospel [rather] than an “inerrant” predecessor, for that would bring down the papacy itself [p 245]…An anonymous Catholic once said “It would be better to be an atheist than believe in the God of the Inquisition” [p 251]’.

The article in ALPHA NEWS quoted glowing references from Roman Catholic clergy who view ALPHA as a vital tool in heeding the present Pope’s call for a ‘new evangelisation’ – when the Pope speaks of a ‘new evangelisation’ he is not of course speaking of preaching that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone according to the Scriptures alone and for the Glory of God alone. The Pope’s ‘new evangelisation’ is aimed at educating and galvanising Roman Catholics to go out and Romanise and Sacramentalise the world.

In another article I recently wrote this about ALPHA –

As long as ALPHA continues to present what I would describe as an ‘anorexic skeleton’ of Christianity, Rome is quite happy to let her people attend. However, afterwards, by way of follow up, Rome ‘fleshes out’ this ‘anorexic skeleton’ by showing her people a series of videos entitled ‘Drink From The Wells of The Church’ [not the Scriptures!]

This series of videos feature ‘Father’ Raniero Cantalamessa [a welcome guest ‘preacher’ at the Holy Trinity Brompton Church – home of ALPHA] who is a ‘Papal Preacher’ and in them he introduces those watching to all the “damnable heresies” [2 Peter 2:1] of Rome. On the order form to purchase these videos it states – ‘ideal for group use to follow Alpha’.

The absence of faithful, meaningful, biblical doctrinal content in ALPHA means that we read the following comments [with some comments by myself added] in this ALPHA NEWS article

‘Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon, France has taken a close interest in the growth of Alpha in the country…he said “For the French Church, Alpha is a great opportunity for our time. It is a wonderful gift that we have received from England”

‘The Catholic Church in Scotland is being encouraged to use Alpha by Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh…he said “A priority for me on my appointment was the ‘re-Christianisation [‘re-Catholicisation’] of Scotland’. I see the Alpha course as an initial tool [no doubt to be built upon by ‘Father’ Cantalamessa’s video series mentioned above] for this programme”.

One Catholic lay-reader, Mrs Mary Hagar of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA runs alpha in two parishes near her home… “I went to an Alpha training programme on the east coast and I came out saying ‘This is what I’ve looked for my whole life. This is the programme that is going to change lives…For those of us who are Catholic, Alpha is the tool that is bringing into reality in our lifetime the church we have always dreamed of’”.

Alpha may for Mrs Hagar be ‘bringing into reality the church that she has always dreamed of’ but in reality Alpha is helping to up-build ‘the church’ that God specifically warned His people against in Revelation chapter 17.

The ALPHA NEWS article quotes Nicky Gumbel’s comments upon his return from Rome. For any true Christian, one who knows anything about Rome’s treatment of true believers down through the ages and up to and including today, these comments will make sad reading. Nicky Gumbel said [with some comments by myself added] –

‘It was a great honour to be presented to Pope John Paul 11, who has done so much to promote evangelisation around the world [like setting his seal of approval upon the 1994 ‘Catechism of the Catholic Church’ that teaches every soul-damning (2 Peter 2:1) Roman Catholic heresy?]

We have been enormously enriched by our interaction with Catholics in many countries. It is a great privilege to meet inspiring leaders from different parts of the church – Catholic, Baptist, Salvation Army, Pentecostal, Lutheran, Methodist, and so many more – and discover that what unites us [ERROR!] is infinitely greater than what divides us [what divides is ‘gospel truth’].

As Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa has pointed out, the battle today is similar to that of the first century [like Paul’s rejection of the ‘false gospel’ of the Judaisers (see Galatians 1:6-9) whose modern-day counterpart is found in Roman Catholicism and its ‘gospel’].

The battle is around the King [Is Nicky Gumbel aware that ‘When the triple crown is placed on the head of a new pope at his “coronation” ceremony the ritual prescribes the following declaration by the officiating Cardinal – “Receive the tiara adorned with three crowns, and know that thou art the Father of Princes and Kings, ruler of the world’ (Roman Catholicism by Loraine Boettner p 127)]

Is Jesus a Universal Saviour, or just one among many? [The ‘Jesus’ of Roman Catholicism is very much a “Universal Saviour” – in fact he is so “Universal” that according to Rome it is not even necessary to hear about him or believe on him in order to be saved – as you can hear by listening to the audio extract by Pastor John MacArthur posted to our web site. This Roman Catholic ‘Jesus’ is not the Lord Jesus that Paul wanted the lost to hear about so that they might be saved, for without hearing about Paul’s Lord Jesus they would not be able to believe and be saved – see Romans 10: 10-15].

Thus, on the crucial issue of our day, we can be united [in error] and proclaim this Jesus [not the biblical Lord Jesus] to a desperately needy [sinful] world’.

I said recently in a talk that I gave on Alpha – ‘it is again my view that any PASTOR, PREACHER or BIBLE TEACHER who co-operates with Rome rather than confronting Rome – such a person, and NICKY GUMBEL is one such person, should not be entrusted with teaching the Word of God for he and they are not, in Paul’s words to Timothy – “faithful men” [2nd Timothy 2: 1-2]’.

This report of Nicky Gumbel’s visit to Rome and his audience with the Pope serve only to strengthen my expressed convictions.

Cecil Andrews – ‘Take Heed’ Ministries – 18 March 2004

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In the Vatican: Alpha speaker Nicky Gumbel is presented to the Pope, who has called for a ‘new evangelisation’, at the end of a General Audience in the Papal Audience Chamber in February.

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Mr Gumbel – along with his wife Pippa and son Jonny – were presented to the Pope by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher to the Papal Household, at the end of a General Audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican.

Father Raniero has been a friend since the two men met at a conference in Frankfurt in 1999.

Also introduced was Kitty Arbuthnott, head of Alpha for Catholics, who presented the Pope with a painting of the Prodigal Son by Christian artist Charlie Mackesy, whose drawings illustrate the Alpha manuals.

It was part of a five-day visit to Rome during which they met representatives of the Congregation on the Doctrine of the Faith, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, the Sant’Egidio Community, the Focolare Movement and the Rome School of Evangelisation run by the Emmanuel Community.

They also met Cardinal Stafford, who was until recently President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, and the Rev’d Nicholas Hudson, Rector of the Venerable English College.

An increasing number of cardinals and senior Catholic clergy are encouraging the course’s growth as they seek to fulfil the Pope’s call for a ‘new evangelisation’.

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon, France, has taken a close interest in the growth of Alpha in the country.

Speaking on the new Alpha introductory video, he said, ‘For the French church, Alpha is a great opportunity for our time. It is a wonderful gift that we have received from England.’

In January, around 600 Catholic lay leaders and priests attended an Alpha conference in Paris, where a fifth of all Catholic churches now run the Alpha course. The conference was run by the French Alpha office.

The Catholic church in Scotland is being encouraged to use Alpha by Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh.

Writing in the brochure for the forthcoming Glasgow Alpha conference, he said, ‘A priority for me on my appointment as Cardinal was the “re- Christianisation of Scotland”.

‘I see the Alpha course as an initial and very important tool for this programme – bringing together those who are seeking the way ahead through the following of the Christian faith.’

In America, the course is having an impact on hundreds of Catholic parishes – and it is spreading fast.

In April 1999, more than 500 Catholic clergy and lay leaders attended a conference in Baltimore introduced on video by Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore.

Catholic parishes using Alpha all over the world are experiencing a new dynamism and sense of mission in their local congregations.

One Catholic lay leader, Mrs Mary Hagar, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, runs Alpha in two parishes near her home.

She said, ‘I have been doing evangelisation programmes in the Catholic church for 30 years.We have been trying to evangelise people with minimal to poor to dismal success.

‘I went to an Alpha training programme on the east coast and I came out saying, “This is what I’ve looked for my whole life. This is the programme that is going to change lives.”

‘The first course far exceeded our expectations in numbers of people signing up and after the Holy Spirit weekend, the testimonies verbally and in writing were astounding.

‘For those of us who are Catholic, Alpha is the tool that is bringing into reality in our lifetime the church we have always dreamed of.’

‘It was a great honour’, says Nicky Gumbel

After returning from Rome, Nicky Gumbel said:

‘ It was a great honour to be presented to Pope John Paul II, who has done so much to promote evangelisation around the world. We have been enormously enriched by our interaction with Catholics in many countries.

It is a great privilege to meet inspiring leaders from different parts of the church – Catholic, Baptist, Salvation Army, Pentecostal, Lutheran, Methodist, and so many more – and discover that what unites us is infinitely greater than what divides us.

As Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa has pointed out, the battle today is similar to that of the first century. The battle is around the King: Is Jesus a Universal Saviour, or just one among many? Thus, on the crucial issue of our day, we can be united and proclaim this Jesus to a desperately needy world.’

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The Alpha Course: Is It Bible-Based Or Hell-Inspired?

The question therefore arises concerning the Alpha Course: Is it Bible-based or Hell-inspired? Does its teaching rest solidly and squarely upon the authoritative rock of Holy Scripture or does it teach error in the name of Jesus?

By Rev. Paul Fitton.

The Alpha Course is sweeping through this nation, crossing the denominational divides, and spreading across the world with great rapidity. From its inception in 1991 when approximately 600 people attended the 4 existing courses it has steadily grown in popularity to the extent that in 1996 some 250,000 people attended an estimated 5,000 courses. The estimated figure for those attending this year is in the region of 500,000 persons.

The Alpha course is therefore being adopted by more and more churches as the years pass by. It knows no denominational boundaries – Anglicans, Methodist, Congregationalist, United Reformed, Elim Pentecostal, Salvation Army, Baptists, Presbyterian, Charismatic Fellowships, Evangelical Free Churches, and the Roman Catholic Church: all run their Alpha Courses.

If the Alpha course continues to advance at the present rate its teaching will eventually permeate into the majority of churches, and influence the greater part of people who in this land claim to be Christian.

If the Alpha course is a faithful declaration of the Gospel of Christ and instructs people in sound Biblical doctrine then it can only be a mighty influence for good, but if it is not a faithful declaration of the Gospel, and if its teaching is not rooted in sound Biblical doctrine then it will be an awful influence for evil.

The question therefore arises concerning the Alpha Course: Is it Bible-based or Hell-inspired? Does its teaching rest solidly and squarely upon the authoritative rock of Holy Scripture or does it teach error in the name of Jesus?

1. REASONS WHY THE CHRISTIAN SHOULD EXAMINE THE ALPHA COURSE

There are many today who would question the right of any believer to dispute the teachings of another who professes to be a Christian. They think that all that matters is that a person teaches and does things in the name of Christ. Such a belief is wrong. If we examine the conclusion to the Sermon on the Mount, we discover that the false prophet preached, and prayed, and performed great signs and wonders in the name of Christ. He deceived the people in Christ’s name and the tragic result was that both the false prophet and those that heeded him were to be cast out of the presence of God on the day of Judgement Matthew 7:15-25.

It is the Christian’s duty to test the teaching of others even when they teach in the name of Christ. Isaiah 8:20 states: “To the Law and to the testimony: if they speak” – notice the communication here: it refers to the thoughts of one being communicated to another – “if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” The Christian is taught by God to test the utterances of another. To check the words of those who speak and teach to see if they are in accord with the Book – the Word of God.

It is the Christian’s duty to examine the teachings of those who purport to teach in the name of Christ, to examine the doctrine and teaching of others to see if they are founded and fixed upon the Scripture.

It is also the duty of the Believer having examined the teaching of another in the light of Scripture to reject anything which is not sound in doctrine. Nowhere does the Bible teach that the Christian is to embrace error. Rather the Bible teaches that the Christian should recognise error and then reject it absolutely. II John 10: “If there come any unto you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed.” Sound doctrine, Biblical doctrine, doctrine founded upon and substantiated by the Word of God is the only basis for fellowship. Any doctrine not found in the Bible must with those that teach it be rejected.

It must also be reproved. It is one thing to recognise error, another to reject it and yet another to reprove it. Eph. 5:18 – “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.” Once more we are reminded that error, falsehood must not be received but rejected by the Child of God. Now notice the final words of the verse: “[…]but rather reprove them”. Error, false doctrine, false practices, false teachers must not only be recognised by examining them in the light of God’s Word, and rejected by every true believer, but the Christian must then reprove them – speak out against them, declare that they are wrong.

These, then, are the Scriptural reasons for examining the Alpha Course. Believers have a duty to test everything that is taught in the name of Christ by the Word of God. They have a duty to recognise that which is error, reject it as being error, and reprove it, that is, speak out against that error.

2. THE ROOT FROM WHICH THE ALPHA COURSE IS DERIVED

Whenever a movement or doctrine is examined it is always important to trace it back to its roots. The Lord Jesus Christ declared in Matthew 7:18 – “A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” Similarly we can say that if a stream is contaminated at its source then the pollutant will be in the river and all who come into contact with that river run the risk of being contaminated. It is therefore essential that at we trace the Alpha course as far back as possible.

The course is formally attributed to Nicky Gumbel, Curate of Holy Trinity, Brompton. Immediately this information should cause us great concern. Holy Trinity, Brompton is an Anglican Church. The Anglican Church as a whole has tolerated error for a very long time. Long before the ordination of women became an issue there were very serious doctrinal, and moral issues that the Anglican Church never addressed and certainly never dealt with in the light of Scripture. The Anglican Church has embraced the error of the mass even though one of the Thirty Nine Articles denounces it as a “blasphemous fable and dangerous deceit”. It has permitted ungodly men, men who have no knowledge or experience of the rebirth, to minister. It has defended homosexuals among the clergy despite the Bible’s condemnation of such practices. It has tolerated men who have denied the virgin birth, the resurrection and ascension of Christ. We say this because if Nicky Gumbel were the spiritual man he and others claim him to be he would not be a curate in the Church of England. God calls men out of apostasy, not into it.

Let us, however, concentrate on Holy Trinity, Brompton. It was there in the early nineties that the ‘Toronto Blessing’ first showed its ugly and ungodly head in Britain. In fact, Nicky Gumbel was one of the leading lights in the propagating of this evil in this land. Now I have not the time to deal with the Toronto Blessing at this time, but I can assure you that it will be dealt with on another occasion in the will of God, and shown to be the evil that it is. Suffice it to say: the Toronto Blessing is not the work of the Holy Spirit.

Now the main text behind the Alpha Course is the book Questions of Life which is attributed to Nicky Gumbel. The book carries his copyright. The man, therefore, whose teaching lies at the heart of the Alpha course not only belongs to a denomination which has tolerated error; but to a local congregation of that denomination which was responsible for the inception into this country of the Toronto Blessing, which is another great evil and error. Nicky Gumbel may be a very intelligent man, that we do not dispute, but he is obviously a man who can embrace doctrinal error.

Now we cannot condemn the Alpha course simply because the man behind it attends a particular Church. Nevertheless the fact that he can tolerate doctrinal error in the Church of England, and not merely embrace the doctrinal errors of the Toronto Blessing but actually support and propagate its errors, should cause us concern and alarm. Everything he holds to cannot he substantiated by the Word of God. Therefore we must carefully consider what is taught in the Alpha course because on the whole it is the teaching of Nicky Gumbel.

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VISIT TO HOLY TRINITY BROMPTON

By David W. Cloud

Fundamental Baptist Information Service

The Connection with the “Toronto Blessing” and the “Laughing Revival”

HTB is one of the centers for the “Toronto Blessing” and the “Laughing Revival” in England. Eleanor Mumford, a member of the South-West London Vineyard church (associated with John Wimber), visited the Toronto Airport Vineyard Church in Ontario in 1994 and brought back the experience she contacted there. One of the priests from Holy Trinity Brompton, Nicky Gumbel, attended a meeting in a home in May 1994 where Mumford told of her experiences in Toronto and “invited the Holy Spirit to come.” The moment she did that, strange things began to happen. One person was thrown across the room and lay on the floor howling and laughing, “making the most incredible noise.” Another man was laying on the floor “prophesying.” Some appeared to be drunken. Gumbel testified that he had an experience “like massive electricity going through my body.” Gumbel got himself together and rushed to a meeting at Holy Trinity Brompton, where he apologized for being late. When he closed that meeting with prayer and said, “Lord, thank you so much for all you are doing and we pray you’ll send your Spirit,” the same strange phenomenon were again manifested. One of those present lay on the floor with his feet in the air and started laughing like a hyena.

HTB is also associated with the “revival” proceeding at the Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Florida. Steve Hill, the evangelist who has played a key role in the meetings in Pensacola, visited Holy Trinity Brompton and met with Holy Trinity’s vicar, Sandy Millar, just before the outbreak of the Brownsville experience. At the time Hill met Millar, he was returning from a three-year trip to South America and Russia, and he was staying with a Roman Catholic couple in London who open their home to visiting ecumenical Christians. He found a copy of a British charismatic magazine entitled Renewal which spoke of the “revival” at Holy Trinity, and when he visited the church he had “a refreshing and empowering experience of the Holy Spirit” which opened the way for the Brownsville experience.

The HTB-Brownsville connection was further illustrated during the message Sunday evening by Jeremy Jennings, one of five men on the “pastoral team” at HTB. He said that Christians can create reality by blessing that which does not exist. To support this strange doctrine he cited a new book entitled Feast of Fire by John Kilpatrick, pastor of the Brownsville Assembly of God. Kilpatrick tells of how he prayed for 19 years that God would give his church an orchestra. They even built an orchestra pit in their auditorium, but they were unable to put together the actual orchestra. Finally, or so he claims, God told him to stop praying for the orchestra and to start blessing the non-existent orchestra. When he began to do that, the revival broke out and the rest is history! Jennings concluded this story by saying, “We can bring things into being by blessing things that do not exist.”

Christian Rock Music

The largest part of the March 30 service at HTB was given over to the “worship time,” led by a contemporary Christian rock group composed of two electric guitars, a drum set, a cello, and an electric piano. The music was typical of that found throughout the charismatic world. Some of it was slower, repetitive praise songs. Some of it was rock music with charismatic-style lyrics. The music was the same as that which I heard at New Orleans ’87 and Indianapolis ’90, massive charismatic ecumenical conferences I attended with press credentials. Fifty percent of those attending were Roman Catholic and a Catholic mass was held every morning during the congresses. When the charismatic movement refers to “worship,” it is usually referring to its music.

The pew Bibles in HTB were the New International Version. I noted that most people did not bring a Bible to the service, depending rather on the pew Bibles during the sermon. I did not see anyone taking notes or searching their Bibles.

The vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton, Sandy Millar, gave the announcements and prayed. He asked God to “answer the prayers of millions and give us peace in the world.”

Anglican Theology and Ecumenical Unity

We must understand that Holy Trinity Brompton is a part of the Church of England, which is incredibly and wretchedly apostate. When I was passing through London in 1982, I picked up a copy of a newspaper containing an interview by John Mortiner of the Sunday Times with former Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie. It was Easter, and the interviewer asked Runcie if he understood why Christ had to suffer. The Archbishop replied, “As to that I am an agnostic.” He did not know for certain why Christ died on the cross! The interviewer asked, “Is God a judge?” Runcie replied, “No.” The interviewer then said, “So you don’t see God as celestial Lord Chief Justice?” Runcie said, “Not at all. I had an old landlady when we were at Oxford. And when we got into any sort of trouble, she’d say: ‘There’s one above who seeth all’. I can’t think of God like that.” Mortiner then asked Runcie if God accepts people of other religions, and Runcie had this reply: “I can’t believe in a God who only saves people who live in certain latitudes. I used to lecture to Hellenic cruises about [Islamic] mosques, and I found great spiritual values in them.”

Runcie’s unbelief is typical of the Church of England today. Large numbers of Anglican priests and bishops are modernists who deny the Word of God, and there is a massive homosexual movement within the Church of England. When the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement celebrated its 20th anniversary recently at the Anglican Southwark Cathedral, more than 2,000 assembled to show their support. One can find every sort of strange unscriptural thing in Anglican churches today. In one newspaper I read while in London a well-known secular reporter described his visit to an Anglican church on Easter Sunday. He said he went to see if it was still as boring as he remembered it being when he was young. The service featured songs by the Spice Girls, a popular female British rock group. The audience were asked trivia questions about this group and their music. The speaker then said the first Spice Girls were Mary and Martha who brought spices to Christ’s empty tomb! This wicked nonsense is typical of Anglicanism today. In 1996, the Anglican doctrinal commission reported that Hell is not a place of eternal fiery torment. The present Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, glories in the Church of England’s diversity. Last year he stated: “Anglicanism at its very best can hold differences of thought together. Catholicism, evangelicalism, charismaticism, and liberalism all contribute” (Calvary Contender, July 1, 1996). Even the pope of Rome is welcomed with open arms by the modern Anglican denomination. John Paul II was welcomed as a religious hero by the Church of England on his historic trip in 1982. The first Archbishop of Canterbury to visit a pope was Geoffrey Fisher, who paid an unofficial visit to John XXIII in December 1960. Every successor to Fisher has trotted to Rome to fellowship with the pope. Michael Ramsey officially audienced with Paul VI in March 1966. Robert Runcie met with John Paul II in October 1989 and became the second Archbishop of Canterbury to attend a papal mass. George Carey journeyed to Rome to meet with John Paul II in June 1992 and again in December 1996.

Though Holy Trinity Brompton is conservative theologically, for an Anglican church today, meaning they accept the Bible as the infallible Word of God, they ignore the Bible’s commands to separate from apostasy, and they continually call for trans-denominational ecumenical unity. They also hold to traditional Anglican beliefs pertaining to the priesthood, the mass, and infant baptism. We believe that if the Holy Spirit were truly in control He would lead them out of these unscriptural doctrines and practices and He would teach them biblical separation.

The HTB is sponsoring the project to build a multi-million dollar Millennium Village in London to coincide with the A.D. 2000 celebrations. The Village is envisioned as a center for ecumenism. In regard to this project, Sandy Millar stated that it is good to see Christian leaders in England laying aside denominational differences to work together (Renewal, March 1997).

The Holy Trinity Brompton also sponsors the Alpha course, which is a series of lessons used for evangelism and discipleship. The Alpha program, which is designed to be conducted in homes, is very weak doctrinally. The emphasis is on building relationships and learning to “worship.” It also promotes charismatic practices such as speaking in tongues and healing. The fact that the Alpha courses are praised by a wide variety of apostate ecumenical leaders is evidence of its unscriptural character. For example, in the February 1997 issue of Alpha News, the lead article was titled “Archbishop praises Alpha on Pope visit as Catholic church hosts conferences.” It noted that Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey praised the Alpha course in a speech in Rome during his official visit with Pope John Paul II in December. The Alpha courses have been accepted by the Roman Catholic Church in England. More than 400 Catholic leaders are booked to attend a conference on the Alpha courses in Westminster Cathedral Hall in May 1997. The courses are so popular with the Catholics that two other Alpha training conferences are scheduled for Catholic venues later in 1997.

Nicky Gumbel stated the ecumenical philosophy of the HTB in these words: “We need to unite … there has been some comment which is not helpful to unity. Let us drop that and get on. It is wonderful that the movement of the Spirit will always bring churches together. He is doing that right across the denominations and within the traditions … we are seeing Roman Catholics coming now … Nobody is suspicious of anybody else … People are no longer ‘labelling’ themselves or others. I long for the day when we drop all these labels and just regard ourselves as Christians with a commission from Jesus Christ” (Renewal, May 1995, p. 16). Confused Invitation and “Spirit Slaying”

During the service at Holy Trinity Brompton, there was no clear presentation of the Gospel or of how it relates to personal salvation. The invitation at the end of the meeting was confusing and hazy. Sandy Millar first invited the Holy Spirit to come. He then invited people to come to the front “to express your faith” or “if you want to re-express your faith” or “if you are having difficulty expressing your faith these days.” He noted that those coming forward would be assisted by members of the ministering team. At least one man fell to the ground after hands were laid upon him. He was a man who had been sitting near me in the balcony during the service, and I had noticed that he was particularly enthusiastic during the “worship times.” He held both hands in the air and swayed to the beat of the music. He went to the front when the invitation was given, and when hands were laid upon him he began shaking. This gradually increased in intensity, and finally he fell to the floor.

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Mind Science and The Alpha Course

What is Metaphysics ?

Back Ground Information According to Buddhism.

Whatever is found in `practice’ must lie within the scope of the metaphysical description. When the description fails to include the ‘practice’, the metaphysics is inadequate and requires revision. There can be no appeal to practice to supplement metaphysics, so long as we remain contented with our metaphysical doctrines. Metaphysics is nothing but the description of the generalities which apply to all the details of practice.

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According to the Modern theosophy society

Secret Doctrine 1, p. 130

… in occult metaphysics there are, properly speaking, two “ones” – the One on the unreachable plane of Absolute-ness and Infinity, on which no speculation is possible, and the Second “One” on the plane of Emanations. The former can neither emanate nor be divided, as it is eternal, absolute, and immutable. The Second, being, so to speak, the reflection of the first One (for it is the Logos, or Isvara, in the Universe of Illusion), can do all this.

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According to Mary Baker Eddy Institute

Mary Baker Eddy founder of Christian Science taught:

Science of Being

Seeing creation in the way it is presented in the ninth chapter, we come in the tenth chapter to where this becomes to us the Science of the whole world’s being. For now it is established, more radically than ever before, that there are not, and never can be, two opposing creations, two antithetic bases of being, Mind and matter, but one alone, Mind. And therefore only scientific metaphysics (pure Mind) not semi-metaphysics (mixing Mind with matter) is able to overcome the inherent self-destructiveness of physics (pure matter).

Inconsequence, at the end of “Science of Being”, we find ourselves standing on the Platform of infallible divine metaphysics, surveying our world as it is in Science, not the way it appears to be to material sense. Remember that we began to take up this position when, at the end of “Footsteps of Truth,” we stood on “the Horeb height where God is revealed,” and entertained the vision of an absolute boundless creation.

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According to Helena Blavatsky

Who confirmed that Theosophy is Luciferian, Helena Blavastsky states:

“We are about to found a magazine of our own, Lucifer. Don’t allow yourself to be frightened: it is not the devil, into which the Catholics have falsified the name of the Morning Star, sacred to all the ancient world, of the ‘bringer of light,’ Phosphoros, as the Romans often called the Mother of God and Christ. And in St. John’s Revelation does it not say, ‘I, Jesus, the morning star’? I wish people would take this to mind, at least. It is possible that the rebellious angel was called Lucifer before his fall, but after his transformation he must not be called so….” H.P. Blavatsky in a letter to her sister Vera.

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“Open your columns to free and fearless discussion, and do as the theosophical periodicals have ever done, and as LUCIFER is now preparing to do. The ‘bright Son of the morning’ fears no light. He courts it, and is prepared to publish any inimical contributions (couched, of course, in decent language), however much at variance with his theosophical views. He is determined to give a fair hearing in any and every case, to both contending parties and allow things and thoughts to be judged on their respective merits. For why, or what should one dread when fact and truth are one’s only aim?” H.P. Blavatsky in Lucifer, October, 1887.

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According to the bible it says :

Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming…How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer…thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. (Isaiah 14:9-16 KJV)

The Hebrew word for hell is sheol, this is the place where dead people go to the grave.

other attributes of “Lucifer”

Lucifer Goes to Hell

Lucifer Fallen from Heaven

Lucifer Means “Light-bringer”

New Testament References to Satan

Falling From Heaven

Satan Radiates Light in His Fall from Heaven

Revelation 12:9 (NASB)

And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

(To be thrown down this would mean Satan fell.

And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.

thus Satan and Lucifer are two different names for the same being.

By Miguel Hayworth

Director/First Plumbline Apologetics

Helena Blavatsky also taught :

“The Secret Doctrine carries this idea into the region of metaphysics and postulates a ‘One Form of Existence’ as the basis and source of all things.”

(Blavatsky, H.P. The Secret Doctrine. Vol. 1, Page 46)

In the following quote Blavatsky states Jehovah and the Serpent [Satan] that tempted Eve both are the “One”

It is curious that Jehovah’s name in Hebrew should also be One,. . . Jehovah — esoterically (as Elohim) — is also the Serpent or Dragon that tempted Eve. .

(Blavatsky, H.P. The Secret Doctrine. Vol. 1, Page 73)

(Comment: This is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.)

What is the Link between Alpha and Metaphysics ?

According to the Guardian newspaper:

“Gumbel’s combination of humour, anecdote, metaphysics, quotations from the bible and complex theology are both persuasive and compelling. On the form that they are invited to complete when they finish the Alpha course, students are asked ‘would you have described yourself as a Christian before you took the Alpha course?’ Most of them write ‘sort of’ or ‘more or less’ or ‘Christian-ish’. And would they describe themselves as Christians now? Most of them write yes.”

Sue Arnold

Sunday June 11, 2000

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According to Dusty Peterson

THE HEART

(Important Note: The following section may offend some readers, but please check out our claims. They will be found to be true.)

The meticulously-researched book A Different Gospel, by D.R. McConnell, proves beyond doubt that the spiritual and doctrinal roots of both Hagin and Branham[46] – and hence the movements they inspired – lie firmly in a man called E.W. Kenyon[47] who belonged to the ‘New Thought’ metaphysical movement.[48]

‘New Thought Metaphysics’ also spawned Mary Baker Eddy’s ‘First Church of Christ, Scientist’.[49] (Oddly, Nicky now sells Alpha books on the basis that they teach “metaphysics”.[50]) Sadly, ‘New Thought Metaphysics’ is based squarely on the occultist, psychical practices of ‘Theosophy’ (essentially an early name for the modern New Age movement). Indeed, an associate of Baker Eddy was also the co-founder of the Theosophical Society[51] alongside the ‘queen’ of Theosophy, Helena Blavatsky, who confirmed that Theosophy is Luciferian[52] – i.e. Satanic.

(In truth, ALL of the movements cited above have seen unbiblical manifestations just as Alpha does. But this should not shock us. Like all the links in this chain from Toronto down, Alpha too prefers to interpret the Bible in the light of its experiences rather than the other way around. Among the other similarities between these groups, our book demonstrates that: Alpha too is Dominionist and ecumenical; Alpha too demotes Christ and deifies man; and Alpha too encourages psychical practices like visualization and positive confession. (See our book for details of these, and other, parallels.) Each of these movements also leans substantially toward the false belief that the Lord Jesus is ‘the Way Shower’ rather than ‘the Way’ period. These things are all New Age.)

Despite the above paragraph, some readers may feel that the provenance we have described amounts to nothing more than ‘guilt by association’. It should be noted, however, that the people involved have all admitted that they were indeed influenced by the linked groups or individuals, and they have not repented of these things. Is this a sign of wisdom and spiritual maturity? Why is HTB endorsing RHB when he still supports Hagin? What is HTB doing when it calls Cain “a true servant of God”[53] even though he has not repented of his relationship with Branham? Why does HTB continue to work with Toronto Airport when it still promotes Benny Hinn?

There is an additional point to make here. We have established that it is only one step – via Wimber or Cain – from Nicky to Kenneth Hagin. Intriguingly, it can also be argued that there is only one step from Nicky to Branham,[54] one step from Nicky to Kenyon,[55] one from Nicky to Baker Eddy,[56] and, in at least four separate ways, just one step from Nicky to Helena Blavatsky herself.[57]

The “virus” which Alpha is spreading is not from God at all. It lies in the occult – i.e. the enemy. The attached chart proves this much more fully and demonstrates that ‘Toronto’ and Alpha have identical spiritual roots. Please feel free to copy it for anyone you know who would benefit from it.

Footnote

The statement from The Observer newspaper that “Gumbel’s … humor, anecdote, [&] metaphysics … are both persuasive and compelling” is printed on the back cover of the 2001 editions of books by Gumbel such as Searching Issues, Questions of Life and A Life Worth Living. Could not another quote be used, or the seriously misleading word “metaphysics” be dropped?

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The Alpha Course Financial Reports And People Who The Trustee’s Are ?

The alpha courses are generously funded by wealthy Christians in a wide variety of professions.

Alpha International Charity Number: 1086179

Ken Costa – Reported funding the Alpha Course.

Vice Chairman of the European investment banking arm of UBS.

Director of Alpha International.

Chairman of Alpha Partners.

Trustee of Alpha International.

CBI Member.

Made personal Donation to Conservative Leader David Cameron

(Registered 24 November 2005)

Church Warden – Holy Trinity Brompton

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Accounts for year ending 31 Dec 2005 unavailable information will be added as soon as they are available.

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http://www.thetablet.co.uk/cgi-bin/register.cgi/tablet-00549

http://www.htb.org.uk/related/whoswho/default.htm

http://www.ubs.com/1/e/indiacareers/executivebodies/seniorleadership/vic…

http://alphainternational.org/about/

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,8210-1312080,00.html

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/david_cameron/witney

http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/

http://clublet.com/why?KenCosta

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Alpha – the unofficial guide: Overview

For information about the World volume of the Unofficial Guide, please click here

For information about the Church volume of the Unofficial Guide, please click here

PLEASE NOTE

We began this project by writing a fairly large document simply called Alpha – the Unofficial Guide. To make it more manageable for readers, we split it down into two volumes called WORLD and CHURCH respectively. During this process we realised that some folks will only need a précis of the material we had gathered, thus we created a third volume called OVERVIEW.

The OVERVIEW volume is essentially a summary of two larger books, although it also includes some advanced material which does not appear in the others. (Further reasons for creating the OVERVIEW volume are listed in its Preface.)

Description from the Publisher:

Massively revised and improved since its initial release in 2001, the latest edition of OVERVIEW contains hundreds of refinements and extras – including profound additional insights and numerous updates. This graceful but powerful volume is now considered to be the ultimate assessment of the Alpha Course!

Alpha is taking over the world!

* The Course is a favourite way to introduce the unsaved to the Christian church, and millions have already participated.

* It has enjoyed explosive growth and is being used in over 150 countries and 35 languages.

* It has proved straightforward to run and has precipitated a large number of testimonies.

For these reasons most groups conduct the Course largely ‘as is’ – without fully considering whether any aspects might be problematic. But many of the subjects covered by Alpha have eternal significance, and God calls us to be extremely diligent to make sure that everything we teach about His Kingdom is accurate (1 Timothy 4:13-16; James 3:1). We are dealing with men’s souls, hence the Bible commands us to test “all things” regardless of their source (1 Thess. 5:21; Gal. 1:8), and even the apostle Paul encouraged his hearers to check what he said (1 Corinthians 10:15b; Acts 17:11).

In view of the awesome responsibility that we Christians have toward those we educate in the Lord, the author (along with a brother) has undertaken a prayerful, sincere, and very thorough review of the current Alpha Course. The findings are truly remarkable. Discover:

* HTB’s fascinating position regarding pagan religions and cults

* The full breadth and depth of Alpha’s relationship with Rome

* The astonishing choice of official conversion testimonies

* Nicky Gumbel’s interesting stance on unity and truth

* HTB’s views on Scripture, Church history and the last days

* The ingenious techniques used to get Alpha’s message across

* The surprising areas missed out of the Course material

* The degree of Word-faith influence on Alpha’s teachings

* The incredible range of manifestations being reported

And more

Packed with stunning extracts from Alpha resources, plus eye-opening quotes from attendees, this invaluable book also explains how the belief-system underpinning the Course holds together, and how it relates to Scripture.

Given the huge impact that Alpha is having on the Church, it is vital for all believers to grasp the nature of this extraordinary Course. If you are seeking a gracious and uncompromisingly biblical treatment of the subject then you need look no further. This gentle yet honest book is also a ‘must’ if you know anyone who is confused about issues like interfaith, ecumenism, social gospels, the ‘prosperity’ doctrine, ‘TB’ experiences – or how all these matters interlink.

The complete results of six man-years of research are available in a twin-volume Guide. The 160-Overview volume comprises a carefully-written distillation of this work (plus a new appendix with advanced material) and serves various purposes. It supplies a concise summary for those folk who need to access the principle points in a hurry, and it allows people to see if they, or any friends, would benefit from the main Guide. (Note that the Overview now documents each of its many Alpha-related quotes, and is substantially more comprehensive than anything else on the market.)

“A wonderful book … very clear and balanced” (Jewel Grewe)

“Excellent … discerning … so good and so informative … Offers the best and most extensive coverage” (Jerry Huffman)

“It will provide much needed help” (Stewart Dool)

“An excellent analysis” (Cephas Ministries) “A great book … A delight” (R.S., pastor)

“I just can’t praise this book enough” (A.W., evangelist)

How to order

alpha – the unofficial guide OVERVIEW is available direct from St Matthew Publishing Ltd (SMP) and can be ordered by phone (+44 1480 399098), email or letter (SMP Ltd., 1 Barnfield, Common Lane, Hemingford Abbots, Cambridgeshire, PE28 9AX, UK). The retail price is just £5.00 + £1.00 p+p. No money need be posted with your order; the publisher will send an invoice along with the book(s). Please be sure to send your name, address and telephone number with each order.

You can also obtain the OVERVIEW from the following outlets

Official Distributors:

Canada

Christ The Way: 43120 Eastwood Square, Kitchener, ON N2H 6S9, Canada. Tel: +1 519 576 2600, Fax: +1 519 743 7441, www.Christtheway.ca, Email: info @ Christtheway.ca

Australia

CWM (Australia): P.O.Box 353, Loch Sport, Victoria 3851, Australia. Tel: +61 3 5146 0280, Fax: +61 3 5146 0270, www.christian-witness.org, Email: epubs @ christian-witness.org

Outlets / Advisors :

Americas

Discernment Ministries: P.O.Box 2535, West Layfayette, IN 47996, USA. Tel: +1 (765) 583 4799, www.discernment-ministries.org, Email: discernment@earthlink.net

Understand The Times: P.O.Box 27239, Santa Ana, CA, 92799, USA. Tel: +1 800 689 1888. Also P.O.Box 1160, Eston, Saskatchewan, Canada, SOl 1AO. Tel: 306 962 3672. www.understandthetimes.org, Email: roakland @ aol.com. *Please note that Understand The Times gives fully-online purchasing options.*

Media Spotlight: P.O.Box 290, Redmond, WA 98073-0290, USA. www.swordpublishers.com, Email: ContactUs @ MediaSpotlight.Org. *Please note that Sword Publishers gives fully-online purchasing options.*

Australasia

Margaret Godwin: P.O.Box 112, Trafalgar, Victoria 3824, Australia. Tel/Fax: +61 3 5633 2300, Email: marg @ moriel.org or moriel @ vic.australis.com.au

CWM (New Zealand): P.O.Box 15, 159 Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand. Tel: +64 9 528 4061, Fax: +64 9 528 4663, Email: frances @ christian-witness.org

Europe

B. McCall Barbour: 28 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1ES, UK. Tel/Fax: +44 131 225 4816

Old House of Foye: 31-35 Fore Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1AH, UK. Tel/Fax: +44 1726 833712, www.btinternet.com/~foweychurch/church.html, Email: OldHouse @ Foye.co.uk

Mustard Seed Bookshop: 2 Main Road, Gedling, Nottingham, NG4 3HP, UK. Tel: +44 115 987 9819

The Christian Bookshop: Sevenoaks Road, Pratts Bottom, Orpington, Kent, BR6 7SQ, UK. Tel: +44 1689 854117

NPN: P.O.Box 224, Swindon, SN6 7LG, UK. Tel: +44 7000 073373, Fax: +44 1793 861783, www.ChristianVideos.co.uk

Take Heed Ministries: P.O.Box 13, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, BT24 8AL, UK. Tel/Fax: +44 28 9756 5511, www.takeheed.net, Email: takeheed @ aol.com

Ole Michaelson: Norrebjerget: 7100 Vejle, Denmark. Tel: +45 7572 3250, Email: olemic @ post.10.tele.dk

Martin Kelly: P.O.Box 33, Donegaltown, Donegal, Eire

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk

Africa

Elijah Ministries: P.O.Box 55468, Northlands 2116, Johannesburg, South Africa. Tel: +27 11 783 5082, Fax: +27 11 783 5079. www.elijah.co.za

Discernment Ministries: Helen Gevers, Suite 368, Private Bag X043, Benoni 1500, South Africa. Tel: (011) 425 2938. http://www.discernment-ministries.org, Email: hgevers @ absamail.co.za

Asia

Rev. Anthony Simon: P.O.Box 31699, Jerusalem, Israel 91316. www.voice-wilderness.com, Email: antony @ inter.net.il

Diakrisis Book Services: c/o Suresh Surendran, 19 Rajasinghe Road, Wellawatte, Colombo 00600, Sri Lanka. Tel: +94 1 503519, Email: benetsurendran @ netzero.net

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Alpha – the Unofficial Guide: World

by Elizabeth McDonald & Dusty Peterson

“I believe that many will find it a tremendous blessing” – Doug Harris, Reachout Trust

“An excellent job … it will provide much needed help” – Stewart Dool, Intercessors for Britain

How to order

Alpha – the Unofficial Guide: World is available direct from St Matthew Publishing Ltd (SMP) and can be ordered by phone (+44 1480 399098), email or letter (SMP Ltd., 1 Barnfield, Common Lane, Hemingford Abbots, Cambridgeshire, PE28 9AX, UK). Please be sure to send your name, address and telephone number with each order.

(The sister volume Alpha – the Unofficial Guide: Church, is now available and can also be ordered from SMP at the address given above)

You can also obtain details of the two volumes from the following outlets :

Americas

Discernment Ministries: P.O.Box 2535, West Layfayette, IN 47996, USA. Tel: +1 (765) 583 4799, www.discernment-ministries.org, Email: discernment @ earthlink.net

Media Spotlight: P.O.Box 290, Redmond, WA 98073-0290, USA. Email: Contact Us @ MediaSpotlight.Org

Australasia

CWM (Australia): P.O.Box 353, Loch Sport, Victoria 3851, Australia. Tel: +61 3 5146 0280, Fax: +61 3 5146 0270, www.christian-witness.org, Email: epubs @ christian-witness.org

Margaret Godwin: P.O.Box 112, Trafalgar, Victoria 3824, Australia. Tel/Fax: +61 3 5633 2300, Email: marg @ moriel.org

Europe

B. McCall Barbour: 28 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1ES, UK. Tel/Fax: +44 131 225 4816

Old House of Foye: 31-35 Fore Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1AH, UK. Tel/Fax: +44 1726 833712, www.btinternet.com/~foweychurch/church.html, Email: OldHouse @ Foye.co.uk

Mustard Seed Bookshop: 2 Main Road, Gedling, Nottingham, NG4 3HP, UK. Tel: +44 115 987 9819

The Christian Bookshop: Sevenoaks Road, Pratts Bottom, Orpington, Kent, BR6 7SQ, UK. Tel: +44 1689 854117

NPN: P.O.Box 224, Swindon, SN6 7LG, UK. Tel: +44 7000 073373, Fax: +44 1793 861783, www.ChristianVideos.co.uk

Take Heed Ministries: P.O.Box 13, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, BT24 8AL, UK. Tel/Fax: +44 28 9756 5511, www.takeheed.net, Email: takeheed @ aol.com

Africa

Elijah Ministries: P.O.Box 55468, Northlands 2116, Johannesburg, South Africa. Tel: +27 11 783 5082, Fax: +27 11 783 5079, www.elijah.co.za, Email: richard @ atcom.co.za,

Discernment Ministries: Helen Gevers, Suite 368, Private Box X043, Benoni 1500, South Africa. www.discernment-ministries.org, Email: hgevers @ absamail.co.za

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NEWS

BBC NEWS: Alpha’s courses in Christianity have proved controversial

The Guardian News: The sleek shall inherit the Church

The Guardian News Dairy

The articles below are from the above link The Guardian News Dairy.

“Quote”

“July: Mr Tony Blair signs up for the hugely popular Alpha course, and during the induction ceremony at a secret location, speaks in tongues. However, when someone notices that the mystical gibberish is indistinguishable from the text of his last conference speech, he is ejected by bouncers. After the resignation of a further 12 presidents before lunch on July 5, it is discovered that every eligible Argentine national has now had a crack at it. “We’ve asked Leicester City manager Dave ‘Harry’ Basset to form a government,” says emergency interim leader Carlos Menem. “Harry is a great motivator, and his record in taking on lost causes is second to none.”

This Article is from the Guardian Unlimited.

“Quote”

September: George Carey’s successor as Archbishop of Canterbury, it is announced, will be Alpha course supremo the Rev Nicky Gumbel. Radio 5′s Nicky Campbell tells the Telegraph that he was offered the job first, and that it only went to Mr Gumbel thanks to a dyslexic Downing Street secretary.

This Article is from the Guardian Unlimited.

“Click on the link to listen to the audio”

Rev. David Mook.

“Quote”

Brief Sermon Overview :

On the eve of the first Alpha Conference ever to be held in Phoenix, we examine this deceptive method of “evangelism” by considering those who endorse it, its origins, and a summary of its contents. The Scriptures warn against the spirit of error that leads people away from the doctrine of Christ and that promotes not only ecumenism but also syncretism.

Curticy of sermonaudio.com

The following articles are from Dusty Peterson, Dusty has been doing extensive research on Alpha Course and the dangers behind Dr. Nicky Gumbal’s Course

The Powers Behind the Alpha Course

Part 1: The Powerful Message

Part 2: The Powerful Men

Part 3: The Powerful Spirit

The Powers Behind Alpha, Vineyard, and the “TB” (Chart) (PDF version)

The Powers Behind Alpha, Vineyard, and the “TB” (Chart) (GIF version)

The Powers Behind Alpha, Vineyard, and the “TB” (Supporting Documentation) (last updated 17 May 2004)

Chapter and Verse on Alpha’s Jesus

Part 1: The Character of Alpha’s Jesus

Part 2: The Nature of Alpha’s Jesus

Part 3: The Divinity of Alpha’s Jesus

Open Letters to the Leaders of the Alpha Course

1st Open Letter – Alpha’s ‘Holy Spirit Retreat’.

2nd Open Letter – Your Understanding of ‘Toronto’.

Material for Pre-Millennialists

Alpha on Israel !

Alpha – New Life or New Lifestyle ?

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See Original Report

Further Study

In Profile : UK Security Working For The Crown State

Freemasons Arrested For Sorcery

Freemasonry And Its Offshoots

More Than Corrupt – Common Purpose – Councils

In Profile : The Word, Changing The Frequencies

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