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E-book Excerpts: The New Idolatry

24 Nov

Written by Pastor Pam Sheppard of Pam Sheppard Ministry

The New Idolatry:  Charismatic Witchcraft, Deliverance and Other. Counterfeits.  (Pg 95-96)

 

What are the plagues?

The worst plague is a curse of spiritual blindness caused by delusion and demonic deception. The worst of the worst is to be duped into believing that you are going to heaven, and to die and find yourself in hell for eternity. For what does it profit a man, if he gains the whole world yet loses his soul? (Matthew 16:25) The fact that countless people have been indoctrinated into the “I accepted Jesus”   practice—also known as the “make a decision for Christ gospel, “ the worst abomination of them all.

For this form of idolatry distorts the word of God to such an extent, than I am willing to estimate that 85% of churchgoers believe that they are saved, and they are not. Counterfeit spiritual births at the altars of God are the absolute worst plague, the fruit of idolatry. This horrendous sign is pervasive throughout the organized church worldwide—a wide gaping hole for demonic infestation and other horrendous plagues to enter with ease.

So it follows that plagues that can destroy the soul are actually worse than those that debilitate the body only. Sickness and disease are certainly among the plagues, but there are several others. In our times, there are plagues that were not around in other generations: HIV/AIDS, crack, violence like drive by shootings, missing children, the domestic violence cycle and so many more.

Addiction of any kind is a plague primarily due to the dysfunction within the human will. As previously addressed, besides the mind and the emotions, the soul also consists of the will. Whenever the human will is in any kind of bondage, a plague is in operation which follows that the soul is seriously damaged.

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Why You Must Leave the Church: Reason 2

14 Nov

Why You Must Leave the Church:  Reason 2: The Plagues

An Excerpt from “Come Out of Her, God’s People.”

My own case is a glaring illustration of a plague in operation. 

A babe in Christ in 1979 with a serious background in new age occultism, what do I find operative in my first church with my first pastor?  Charismatic witchcraft.  Quite the opposite, church should be a place where a babe in Christ can learn to walk in the spirit so as not  to fulfill the lust of his or her flesh.

 Yet, what did I find?

  Preachers operating as sexual predators.  One non-denominational preacher opened my eyes to the fact that my occult practices of necromancy, channeling, astrology and reincarnation were of the devil, yet that same man introduced me to the charismatic teachings of the non-denominational churches, which are also just another form of witchcraft. A root in dry ground, I thank God that when I walked into church doors for the first time, I had  already been saved at home two years before.

My case aside, As a pastor for 25 years,  I observed the plagues operate within the Denomination from the very beginning. In fact, I have forgotten more instances of tragedy  that befell Harriet Tubman members and even pastors than I can remember today. In most cases, the suffering seemed almost an embarrassment  for people who are supposed to have   a covenant with God.

I couldn’t understand it. 

 Most of the people  simply repeated the same ole platitudes of “who can know God?  We’ll all understand bye and bye.”

The first one who stood out for me was Brother Tommy.

Tommy belonged to the most  prominent  church family. The Thompsons were among the founding  members of Harriet Tubman.  A married man, Tommy tried to be discrete but it was well-known in the church that he constantly “played around.” However, his sins didn’t keep him out of the pulpit for his ability in congregate prayer made room for him not only in the Denomination but in several churches in the region.

Even the ministers could not compete with Tommy.  The man   fervently worked himself up— supposedly “in the Holy Ghost,”  to such an extent that  the entire   congregation went  into  a frenzy. By the time Tommy  finished the prayer,  he was soaking wet with sweat.By then, practically  the entire congregation had already   leaped up off of the pews, shouting, dancing, others falling out  in the aisles.

Even the ministers respected Tommy’s praying ability.   Everyone automatically assumed  that Tommy was  simply anointed and called by God to preach.
However, when frequently asked by others if he was going to enter the ministry,
Tommy vehemently responded in the negative.

On the day Tommy died, his girlfriend dreamt that he knocked at her door but when she went to open it, no one was  there. Others had similar dreams. It was rather eerie, to say the least. The last time I saw Tommy was in church that Sunday morning.  I was sitting in the pulpit along with the pastor of the church, and I watched Tommy nervously looking for his eyeglasses which apparently he had lost.  Around  midnight, Tommy was found crushed between two huge machines at his job while working the midnight shift.  No one found him and he died a slow and  painful death.

I remember thinking, “to lose one’s glasses is symbolic of spiritual blindness.”  Tommy’s mother was one of the old mothers, a pillar of the church, yet she too died an unseemly
death.  Old and mentally challenged, Mother Thompson went out blaspheming and cussing from her nursing home bed.

Sad to say, there were so many others who suffered strange and unusual circumstances that I  noted in my mind seemed  perplexing to be happening to God’s people.  It didn’t dawn on me then that perhaps these  were not really God’s people but that they were either worshiping the Fake Jesus by ignorance or that they were reprobate imposters, un-concerned about sin.

For instance, I can remember a time when I was drawn into the case  of a dying member with a brain tumor.   I had a dream that she would be healed and live to see the birth of  her first grandchild.  To encourage Sister Perry I told her the dream.  She smiled and looked puzzled
because all of her children, except one daughter, were homosexual.  Yet  a few days later, Sister Perry was astonished to learn that one of her gay sons had very recently  impregnated a young woman. Now confident that my dream was  from God, I went forth and laid hands on Sister Perry.

She died a few weeks later.

It was as if the devil mocked us both.  He clearly gave me the dream, a dream with a half truth.  Sister Perry DID NOT live to see the birth of her first grandchild.

I could actually write a book not only about the Denomination’s members, but I also witnessed similar cases among the Pentecostals, –mental health breakdowns,
criminal convictions, strange diseases and other unusual plagues.  Close to home, in spite of my faithfulness as a pastor, I also observed signs of the plague among members of my own congregation. For example, as much as I tried to stop it, some of my members were predators. For example, if a drug addict were to visit my church for the first time, he would not be safe from those in the congregation who tried to cover up their own problem.

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Why You Must Leave the Church Reason #1

14 Nov

WHY YOU MUST LEAVE THE CHURCH  

REASON #1  IT HAS BECOME A DWELLING PLACE OF FALLEN ANGELS AND DEMONS.

For 25 years in the organized church as a minister, I was hopeful that repentance would bring about reformation and renewal to the organized church. However, the love of money, which is the root of ALL evil, has permeated most of the church and I seriously doubt if the Lord is going to allow it to continue to exist in its present state. In fact judgments has already come  and so  I shudder at what is going to happen to church and to churchgoers.

 There are plagues for those who do not “come out of Her.” (Revelation 19:4)

My suspicion that the age of the organized church is either over or very close to ending has been growing over time. There is one startling fact.— I emphasize a crucial, damnable sign of the end of the gentile age. The bottom of the bottom line is that souls are not being saved in the organized church. What is really troublesome is that I am finding that even the best churches can be hazardous, primarily because subtle deception is actually held in place by the sincerity and the commitment of its leadership. To be sincerely wrong can be almost as deadly as being obviously deceived or purposefully deceptive.

In order to understand the nature of end times, we need to have a general insight on “what has been goin on.” I have read newsletters, articles and books written by well-meaning sisters and brothers that are too complicated for the average Christian. We have some very intelligent people in the remnant church—real deep, scholarly thinkers. The problem is that as they major on each individual tree, our minds are overrun with too many oughts, too many ideas. The intent of my blog posts is  to “uncomplicate” things by centering on the big pieces of the puzzle in order to make the spiritual picture more understandable to the average Christian.

To get a picture of “what’s goin on” , it is important that we consider the intense significance of the fact that man was made a little lower than the angels.

As are angels, we too are created beings. The highest created being was Lucifer, as there was no creature superior to him. Beneath Lucifer were the rest of the angelic creation: cherubim and seraphim, the archangels, principalities and powers, the lower angels and demons. The bible also suggests that there were other living creatures on earth who themselves fell at the time of Lucifer’s rebellion. It is believed that their disembodied spirits make up the lower class of demons. Of this, no one is sure. All we know is that no matter the class of demon, in the Name of Jesus, we can “cast them out from people.”

However, demons cannot be cast out of the organized church because the leadership will not repent for practical reasons that I call the 5 “P’s”.  It has too much to lose. Position–self images are in jeopardy.  Power–too many enjoy ruling over others. Prestige—vanity relishes in the exaltation of people. Pride–puffed up preachers will not admit to doctrinal error.  Prosperity–too many livelihoods depend upon tithes and offerings. No one will risk financial stability in hard times.
The  dire situation of the visible church  is like a run away train.  To stop, it must crash.
AND CRASH, IT WILL!
 Any four of my six books will help you to understand why you must leave the church.  They are “Faces of the Religious Demon, The Fake Jesus: Fallen Angels Among Us, Come Out of Her, God’s People and “the New Idolatry.”
I will let you choose from my list of e-books by clicking the link below:
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