Calvary Costa Mesa’s KWVE Radio Now Features Contemplative Advocate Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

The most recent addition to the line-up of preachers on Calvary Costa Mesa’s KWVE Christian radio is author & speaker Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. Demoss was exposed by Pastor Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries, as far back as 2012, as a promoter of contemplative mysticism and spiritual formation – See Nancy DeMoss Turns listeners to Richard Foster for guidance – See http://apprising.org/2012/06/28/nancy-demoss-turns-listeners-to-richard-foster-for-guidance/

DeMoss has also been cited as a promoter of ‘Circle Making‘ witchcraft (see Mark Batterson’s aberrations) alongside her friend, contemplative advocate Priscilla Shirer. See: Nancy DeMoss “Hearts Revived”, but at what price? A veneer of Christianity hiding Spiritual Formation disciplines, contemplative mysticism & witchcraft?  https://ratherexposethem.blogspot.com/2013/06/nancy-leigh-demoss-hearts-revived-but.html

See also: Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth is so undiscerning she can’t recognize pagan witchcraft & heretical teachers – https://cryingoutforjustice.com/2017/02/13/nancy-demoss-wolgemuth-is-so-undiscerning-she-cant-recognize-pagan-witchcraft-heretical-teachers/

Although this writer does NOT endorse the Calvinist or Reformed views of the website, a more recent article on Demoss is here: https://pulpitandpen.org/2016/09/20/nancy-leigh-demoss-wolgemuth-mixes-pagan-witchcraft-circle-making-with-christianity/ 

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Calvary Chapel Missions Conference Promotes the NAR’s Michael Brown

The 2019 Missions Conference (Jan. 7) hosted by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa promoted NAR apologist Michael Brown’s speech entitled: “Jesus, Israel, LGBT politics, speaking in tongues and Donald Trump”.

See https://calvarychapel.com/posts/the-link-missions-2019-livestream-michael-brown-on-current-topics-five-ways-to-be-a-more-effective-leader-more?fbclid=IwAR3e7U1BR5N5Zmx5PxWo2Rdv6ufUdX_Jd5vEQ2fn6whIkiDdoLvqlR_dXxA

Dr. Brown was a key player in the ‘Brownsville Revival’, with it’s charismatic excesses and ‘Holy Laughter’, etc. Brown has since become the chief apologist for the false teachers of the New Apostolic Reformation, even, at one point, denying the existence of such a group.

Here’s Brown last year, in the midst of the very worst false teachers – the NAR core!

So, once again, we have to ask WHY? Why is Brodersen’s Calvary Global Network promoting people such as Michael Brown at their Missions Conference? Might this not legitimize this man and his errors in the eyes of many CC followers? How many will be emboldened to now follow Brown, being as the CGN has thus legitimatized him?

The Chapel Store Inc. Still Selling Aberrant Materials

The EmergentWatch blog was started in response to aberrant material that were found in various church bookstores, particularly Calvary Chapel’s Chapel Store online bookstores. Chapel store Inc. is controlled by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa’s Brian Brodersen. YELP confirms: “The Chapel Store is an outreach ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa…”

One of EmergentWatch’s first bookstore surveys was of CC Downey [CCD], where over 1,700 items by aberrant authors was discovered. A video was done, entitled “Calvary Chapel Downey – Who’s Minding the Store?” – which showed screen captured documentation – webpages from the CC Downey store. The list is here:

The video got quite a response, but was shortly removed from You Tube for an alleged “copyright violation” filed by Chapel Store inc. However, CCD subsequently pulled down their online bookstore, and we hoped and prayed the bad materials would be removed. See https://emergentwatch.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/calvary-chapel-downey-whos-minding-the-store/  See also: https://emergentwatch.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/chapel-store-inc-has-our-video-removed-claiming-copyright-infringement/

The online store was down for quite some time, and I had checked occasionally to see if it was back online. I happened to check it recently and found it to be back up online @ http://www.chapelstoredowney.com/CustomModule.asp?pageid=201

From the brief survey that was done recently, it appears that the majority of the aberrant materials are no longer there. However CCD’s Chapel store is selling music by the aberrant Bethel Music, Bethel Redding’s Jesus Culture and Hillsong.

As the above image shows, their bookstore page @ http://www.chapelstoredowney.com/Product.asp?sku=0793573095060 is marketing Bethel Redding’s Jesus Culture, and declares: “Jesus Culture’s own Kim Walker-Smith and Chris Quilala carry their signature call to intimate worship and bold praise.” and: “Jesus Culture is a community of worship leaders and musicians who’s heart is to see a generation impacted by encounters with the presence of God… is focused on equipping a generation to transform society by bringing people into an encounter…”

Some of the aberrant materials still sold by CCD’s Chapel Store include books by:

Francis Chan [4 items]; Jim Cymbala [7 items]; Steven Furtick [1 item]; Louie Giglio [4 items]; Timothy Keller [12 items]; Beth Moore [6 items]; Priscilla Shier [7 items]; Ann Spangler [6 items]; Andy Stanley [5 items]; Lysa Terkeurst [10 items]; and Gary Thomas [14 items]

The Chapel Store of CCCM’s online store link says: “We are in process of rebuilding our online store”. However, their Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/CCCMChapelStore] shows that they are now (Oct. 2018) selling materials by:

Tim Keller, Priscilla Shirer, Francis Chan, Emergent Chip Ingram, and Gary Thomas, Jim Cymbala, Max Lucado, Ann Spangler, Craig Groeschel, Lysa Terkeurst, John Piper, Stormie Omartian

Of particular concern are materials by Ann Spangler and Gary Thomas. Spangler is an advocate of ‘Spiritual Formation’ [see https://www.annspangler.com/spiritual-formation/ ] and dangerous ‘contemplative prayer’. In her books Spangler uses citations by Dallas Willard, Thomas Merton, Eugene Peterson and other contemplatives.

Spangler is also the editor of the Catholic Women’s Devotional Bible, which states that it’s contemplative “Meditations are drawn from a rich variety of authors, including: Esther de Waal Catherine of Siena, Julian of Norwich, Mother Teresa and Teresa of Lisieux” [see: https://www.amazon.com/Catholic-Womens-Devotional-Thomas-Nelson/dp/0310900573]

Author Gary Thomas has been popularized as ‘an expert’ on marriage. However his roots are deep into contemplative mysticism. In his book, ‘Sacred Pathways’, he tells his readers to “Choose a word (Jesus or Father, for example) as a focus for contemplative prayer. Repeat the word silently in your mind for a set amount of time, until your heart seems to be repeating the word by itself.” [pg. 185]

Thomas’ book Sacred Pathways is listed at #23 on Lighthouse Trails Top 50 “Christian” Contemplative Books – a NOT Recommended reading list [See https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=9707

See the EmergentWatch video on Christian Bookstores

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Levi Lusko Speaks Like A Wolf

Aberrant Pastor Levi Lusko continues to promote himself and his books – This time using the marketing theme and logo of a wolf.

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” [Matt. 7:15];

“After my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.” [Acts 20:29];

“Through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you…” 2Pet. 2:3

See also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3XU0-LL_t8&t=1s

And see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op2UoqNx7bk NOTE: “Through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you…” – 2Pet. 2:3

Churches Using Worship Music by Aberrant Groups are Contributing To Those Groups

Many (if not most) churches nowadays are using ‘worship’ music by known aberrant groups such as Bethel Music, Jesus Culture and Hillsong. Because the music is ‘popular’, the heretical roots of these groups are overlooked. Some have asserted that even if the group or church is heretical, ‘the music is still really good’.

Many apparently don’t realize (or don’t care) that the “Jesus” of these groups is NOT the Christ Jesus of the Bible, but a different “Jesus” – and that those churches factually preach a different Gospel and utilize a different “spirit” [see 2Cor. 11:4 & Gal. 1:6]

This author has pointed out the fact that sharing pulpits with, as well as using material by aberrant teachers/ groups can have the effect of legitimizing those same. The possibility of stumbling believers – inspiring them to  follow those aberrant people/ groups.

What has been completely overlooked is the fact that every church that uses music by heretical groups is actively contributing to those groups via royalties that are paid directly to them, and which are used to support their heretical ‘ministries’. Let that sink in…

The following is a link to an interesting article entitled: ‘Should Your Church Sing Jesus Culture & Bethel Music’ by Costi Hinn. (Note: This is not an endorsement of Mr. Hinn’s  reformed theology)

See: http://www.forthegospel.org/should-your-church-sing-jesus-culture-bethel-music/

See also: https://emergentwatch.com/2017/07/17/hillsong-bethel-music-and-the-great-seduction/

and see: https://emergentwatch.com/2018/09/10/hillsong-partnering-with-the-nars-bill-johnson/

and also: https://emergentwatch.com/2014/04/12/the-christian-music-industry-exposed-part-ii/

Hillsong Partnering with the NAR’s Bill Johnson

The Hillsong Conference to be held in Los Angeles on August 2, 2019 is set to feature the New Apostolic Reformation’s Bill Johnson, of Bethel, Redding infamy. Alongside head pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston, the lineup will also have Word-Faith superstar Joseph Prince, and Passion Conference host Louie Giglio. See https://hillsong.com/conference/guest-speakers/

Though their music is popular and played by churches far and wide, few are aware of the heretical roots of Hillsong.  [See https://churchwatchcentral.com/2016/01/23/the-origins-of-hillsong-the-new-order-of-the-latter-rain-part-1/  < > and see https://churchwatchcentral.com/2017/10/13/apostle-steve-shultz-james-goll-talk-about-nar-recognizing-hillsong-and-brownsville-as-being-part-of-it/ 

One of the ways Hillsong has been gradually revealing it’s doctrinal affinities is through it’s lineup on the Hillsong Channel – a lineup now similar to TBN’s Word-Faith programming.

Hillsong’s aberrant nature is also revealed by it’s choice of conference speakers. Few are more aberrant than the NAR’s Bill Johnson. In 2016, we saw Johnson inviting Hillsong’s Brian Houston to speak at his ‘Open Heavens’ 2016 conference. In May 2016, Bethel’s Brian and Jenn Johnson appeared at the Hillsong conference in Sydney, Australia. Now, next year Houston will return the favor to Johnson.

Sadly – apparently their music is so popular that many have intentionally overlooked their aberrations and even provided cover for them. On the December 3, 2015 KWVE radio broadcast of ‘Pastor’s Perspective’, Calvary Chapel leader Brian Brodersen dismisses a caller’s concerns about Hillsong and openly endorses them on the nationally syndicated program – with Brodersen declaring, “They’re orthodox, they believe in the Gospel… I appreciate the contribution that Hillsong is making to the advancement of the kingdom in this generation.”

Factually, Hillsong is one of the most dangerous groups in modern Christianity. They are the cutting edge of the invasion of  the word-faith/NAR paradigm. Using their music as a front, they have effectively penetrated mainstream churches, and are now bringing their heretical friends with them.

Also see: https://emergentwatch.com/2018/02/15/hillsong-sponsoring-contemplative-alpha-allows-catholic-mass-at-conference/

And see: https://hillsongchurchwatch.com/2015/01/31/why-hillsong-music-is-dangerous-to-sing-in-your-church/#comment-16103

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Brian Brodersen posts video by “Muslims around the world – The positive message” group

In July 2018, Calvary Chapel leader Brian Brodersen posted a video shared directly from the group ‘Muslims Around the World – The Positive Message’. The video is entitled “Pediatrician Shuts Down Leftists on Puberty Blockers.”

At the bottom of the post (see above screen capture) is a large print link to the Muslims Around the World – The Positive Message website – which as a Islamic proselytizing site – whose page banner (see below) proclaims (in big block letters) “Praise to Allah, who has removed us from sadness”.

The Islamic FB page indicates Brodersen shared the video directly from that page.

Questions: If Brodersen simply wanted to share a message about the facts on gender issues and ‘puberty blockers’, WHY choose one from an Islamic proselytizing site? HOW MANY people will Brodersen’s reckless post stumble?

If, let’s say, a Hindu cult had posted on some social issue Christians happen to agree with, should it therefore be shared by Christians – at the risk of exposing people to those doctrines? I hardly think so! So WHAT is Brodersen doing posting this?

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