I. Introduction

A. The Biblical Warning of World-Wide Deception

B. Self-Esteem, Sorcery, and Global Unity

C. Human Potential and Humanistic Psychology

D. The New World Order

E. Four Ways Christians are being Deceived

II. Deception within Christendom

A. In Latter Times – 1 Timothy 4:1

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,”

B. Wolves in Sheep s Clothing – Matthew 7:15

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”

C. Men will not put up with sound doctrine – 2 Timothy 4:3

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;”

D. Tares among the wheat – Matthew 13:38

“The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one.”

E. Apostasy – 2 Thessalonians 2:3

“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, “

F. The Whore of Babylon – Revelation 17:4-6

“The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement. “

G. Christendom vs. The Remnant – “7000” who have not bowed to Baal

Romans 9:24-27

“…even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? As He says also in Hosea: “I will call them My people, who were not My people, and her beloved, who was not beloved.” “And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, `You are not My people,’ there they shall be called sons of the living God.” Isaiah also cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, the remnant will be saved.”

Romans 11:4,5

“But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.”

III. Speaking the Truth in Love

2 Timothy 2:23-26

“But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will. ”

Ephesians 4:15

“…but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head– Christ– “

IV. Counterfeit Christianity – The Great Apostasy

A. Positive Thinking and Christianized Human Potential

1. The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale, 33rd degree Freemason, Founder of Guideposts magazine

2. Robert Schuller

a. Self-Love, Self-Esteem: the New Reformation

W. Clement Stone 33rd Freemason, Billy Graham

Love your neighbor as yourself – Matthew 22:34-40

…last days…lovers of themselves… – 2 Timothy 3:1-5

b. Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do!

B. Christianized Sorcery

1. The Tongue – A Creative Force – Charles Capps

2. The Fourth Dimension – Paul Yonggi Cho

3. The Laws of Prosperity – Kenneth Copeland

4. Miracle of Seed Faith – Oral Roberts

5. The Secret Kingdom Pat Robertson

Immutable laws , positive confession, dominion

C. Dreaming and Idolatry

1. Don’t Let Anybody Steal Your Dream – Dexter Yager with Douglas Wead

2. The Possible Dream: A Candid Look at Amway – Charles Paul Conn

3. Compassionate Capitalism – Rich DeVos, Co-founder of Amway

4. Multi-level Marketing

D. Psycho-Heresy and False Gospels

1. Hide or Seek James Dobson

Humanistic Psychology

2. See You At the Top – Zig Ziglar

Frequent guest on Focus on the Family

Zig Ziglar has been the “head liner” for the “Get Motivated” seminars (8/2004). He has been closely associated with James Dobson and “Focus on the Family” for years. One of Ziglar’s famous books is See You At The Top. On the back of the 1982 edition of the book is a photo of Zig Ziglar shaking hands with the 33rd degree Freemason, the late Norman Vincent Peale, who is endorsing the book. Peale was famous for promoting “Positive Thinking”.

Human Potential, Norman Vincent Peale – 33rd degree Freemason

3. The Language of Love – Gary Smalley

Right Brain – Left Brain paganism

4. Building Your Mate’s Self-Esteem – Dennis and Barbara Rainey

Campus Crusade for Christ Marriage and Family Ministry

5. Spirit Controlled Temperament – Tim LaHaye

6. Bill Gothard

7. Neil T. Anderson

Psychological and mystical techniques for deliverance

8. Life-Style Evangelism – Joe Aldrich

Abraham Maslow s Humanistic Psychology – Self-Actualization

Hierarchy of Needs , opposite of the Sermon on the Mount

9. Re-written Hymns (an illustration)

E. Christianized Global Unity, Utopia, and Heaven on Earth

1. The Mustard Seed ConspiracyTom Sine

You can change the world for God’s new age.

2. The Road Less Traveled M. Scott Peck

Humans evolving to godhood.

3. People of the Lie – M. Scott Peck

Healing human evil.

4. The Different Drum – M. Scott Peck

Found in both New Age Occult bookstores and Christian bookstores!

Becoming a mystic, meditation, Community , Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, World Government, The Aquarian Conspiracy, A Wrinkle in Time, Earth in the Balance, Al Gore, “Christianity Today”, The New Age Catalogue

5. Leadership for the 21st Century – Ron Boehme

a. Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

b. Kingdom Now – Dominion – Reconstructionism

c. Synthesis with pagan utopian visions – Dream

John Naisbitt, M. Scott Peck

6. Chuck Colson

The Body, The Parliament of the World s Religions, the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium

F. Something is Drastically Wrong!

1. Post Intelligencer advertisement: Robert Schuller s 1000th Hour of Power Celebration

Five living U.S. Presidents, Norman Vincent Peale, Billy Graham, Mother Theresa, Coretta Scott King

2. Billy Graham

a. Endorses Robert Schuller

b. Modern Psychology – Self-worth

c. Yokes with Roman Catholicism – the world’s largest cult

d. Endorsed the Williamsburg Charter Foundation

e. Endorsed George Bush s concept of the New World Order including the NWO war against Iraq

G. The Rebirth of America ? – A false hope

The Obelisk

V. Closing

A. Just like when I became a Christian, I had to face the fact of the wickedness and hopelessness of my own heart before I could recognize my need for a Savior. Similarly, we as Christians must face the fact of the total wickedness and hopelessness of this World System before we can be set free from our idolatrous attachments to it and be set free to truly put our hope in being with the Lord Jesus in eternity.

B. Next session – The Priorities of Noah