Monday, November 19, 2012

Inside the Modern Baptism of the Spirit: Holy or Un-Holy?

Over two years ago, I did a series on the false Holy Spirit. The study traced the modern phenomenon of speaking in tongues back to the mystical occult practices of the Jewish Kabbalah and the mystery religions. We also learned that this "religious experience," also known as Kundalini Enlightening, is strangely similar to the baptism, in that it also has feelings of ecstasy, love, and joy.

As a continuation of the earlier study, I'd like to make some important additions which were lacking from the first study. Since so many of today's Christians speak in tongues and believe they are speaking in a heavenly tongue, I hope to further prove that this is a deception.

I have personally experienced it, while seeking a closer relationship with the Lord. It wasn't until I discovered the information within the earlier study that it made me see it for what it is. I discovered that the experience I believed was biblical, wasn't biblical at all, and has nothing to do with the works of the Holy Spirit. 

Point #1 - Modern-day Tongues Movement Sweeps across Denominational Lines
The baptism of the holy spirit surfaced in the Pentecostal movement in the early part of the 20th century. In 1901, Agnes Ozman, a young woman attending Bethel Bible College in Topeka, Kansas, claimed to have received a special "baptism of the spirit" and had been given the gift of tongues. Shortly afterward, others at the college began to report similar experiences. Motivated by a newfound zeal, they began to evangelize. One of their converts was William J. Seymour, the same man who helped to kick-off modern Pentecostalism at the small Azusa Street church in Los Angeles.

 William Seymour was a follower of Charles Fox Parham
who rejected the idea of denominations.[3] Seymour attended Parham's school. He would have a huge impact on the development of Pentecostalism. Seymour went to Los Angeles in 1906, and using the preaching credentials he earned from Parham, he opened a mission in an old warehouse located on Azusa Street.[1]

According to this account, William Seymour's mentor 
was formerly a Mason. Upon Parham's return from 
a trip to Jerusalem (1928), he brought back a gavel 
and presented it to the Baxter Springs Masonic Lodge.[2]

This Azusa Street event gave birth to groups such as the Assemblies of God (1914), International Church of the Four-Square Gospel (1923), United Pentecostal Church (1945), and crept into the already established  Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee). There are many offshoots, such as Calvary Chapel and the Vineyard Movement. 
While watching her preach about the baptism 
of the un-holy spirit, Kathryn Kuhlman 
appears to have been possessed by spirits.

Through tent revivalists by Aimee Semple McPherson, A. A. Allen, Kathryn Kuhlman, and Oral Roberts, growing attention was given to the charismatic movement in the first 50 years of its existence. During the 1960s, the Charismatic Renewal crossed-over to the Roman Catholic church and mainline Protestantism. In the last 25 years or so, its popularity has skyrocketed. [3]

During the 1980s, another renewal movement emerged called the "Third Wave of the Holy Spirit" (the first wave was Pentecostalism and the second wave was the Charismatic movement). Third Wave Charismatics stress that the preaching of the Gospel should be accompanied by "signs, wonders, and miracles." They believe that all Christians are baptized with the Holy Spirit at conversion, and have a subsequent experience of the "filling" with the holy spirit.[4]

Though many names and movements have been left out, the cooperation of the Roman Catholic church seems the most significant. In the following video, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal is presented. Note the fervor of those who received the baptism, even though Roman Catholicism is completely pagan, and the papacy is Luciferian.

(YouTube link)
  • Point #2 - Harbinger of Ecumenism
Some Roman Catholics initially supported the tongues movement as being a harbinger of ecumenism. It helped create the grounds for greater unity of the Gospel witness among the different Christian traditions - even apostate ones. It was thought that these practices would draw the Roman Catholic Church and Protestant communities closer together in true spiritual ecumenism.

Devil's horns

Pope kissing the Koran.

Without a doubt, the "Charismatic Revival" is strongly ecumenical. A "Charismatic" Lutheran pastor, Clarence Finsaas, writes: 
"Many are surprised that the Holy Spirit can move also in the various traditions of the historic Church... whether the church doctrine has a background of Calvinism or Arminianism, this matters little, proving God is bigger than our creeds and that no denomination has a monopoly on Him." (Christenson, p. 99)
Exactly like the Ecumenical Movement itself, it's part of the system of Antichrist. The union with apostate churches only brings about a snare. The Bible says:
"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you." 2 Cor. 6:17
"As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." Gal. 1:9
  • Point #3 - Why are only some Christians able to receive the gift of speaking in tongues?
Have you ever known anyone seeking the baptism with evidence of speaking in tongues, and they weren't able to receive it? I've personally known many sweet-spirited God-loving believers who have waited at the altar seeking to receive, but weren't able to get the filling. Funny that cases like this weren't reported in scripture, or that some who seek it would be rejected. Could it be that they cannot receive another spirit because they are already truly sealed by the Holy Spirit? (Rev. 9:4) 

One YouTuber said that there may be hindrances in a believer's life that could prevent them from receiving  the filling, but is that scriptural? She says that sin and personal choices can prevent the filling, but it seems to me that the Baptism that seals us until the day of redemption through genuine faith in Jesus Christ would be tougher to receive than the so-called second filling. One is by simple faith, and the other by begging? Do you see the inconsistencies?

Personal holiness can easily be disputed when you look at the life of Lonnie Frisbee. Frisbee was a key figure in the Jesus Movement, and he became the spark that put Chuck Smith's Calvary Chapel on the map, along with the Vineyard Movement, and some of the largest evangelical denominations to emerge in the last 30+ years. Unfortunately, while Frisbee functioned as a preacher, he privately socialized as a gay man, before and during his evangelism career. He was heavily devoted to spreading the baptism experience and the gifts of the spirit. So it is apparent that purity of life can't be used as an excuse here. The true Baptism requires obedience:
"And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey Him." Acts 5:32
Incidentally, Lonnie, who already leaned towards mysticism and the occult, liked to consider himself a Catholic mystic, and he got saved while tripping on LSD.

 A cleaned-up Lonnie with a clerical collar.[6]

In the following video, Lonnie talks about his mystic practice of infused prayer with God. This same practice comes from the occult meditation and visualization of the founder of the Jesuit Order, Ignatius Loyola. These are the same mystical practices and techniques that were found in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, all of which are Satanic.  

(YouTube link)  
"For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the Lord." Jer. 29:8,9
Lonnie was brought in to Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa to serve as a hyper-Charismatic means to reach the youth. Chuck's embrace of Lonnie was truly Emergent and Post-Modern for the era. Using a false convert LSD-taking Hippie to reach out to the seeker sensitive group of the late 60s early 70s, was truly monumental. The negligence of true biblical doctrine and focusing on "experience" is what Lonnie knew best.

Point #3 - The Kundalini/Witchcraft Experience
 The great set-up: waiting in openness to be indwelled by the (holy) spirit.

Similar ceremony within this Pagan ritual.

Based on my earlier research, we learned that the baptism of the holy spirit, and the New Age practice of Kundalini are very closely related. Kundalini is a pagan experience that results in enlightenment and complete bliss. Most unbelievers know that the baptism of the holy spirit is the same experience, yet Pentecostal and Charismatics don't see it that way - even after having been confronted by it. Funny how it works that way!

In a letter from a Christian friend who was once involved in the occult, he gave his perspective on the modern-day tongues movement, and how it ties into Kundalini. Since he has been on both sides of the fence, I think we should hear what he has to say. He said:
"Satan can appear as an Angel of Light. It's a false light, but it is so real and so loving, even the very elect could be fooled by it. Biblical tongues was a real language, but not the way it is today.
The Kundalini experience is not always fire, as stated by some who have experienced it. It manifests in whatever form the person being messed with will accept. If they are Christian, then they could see visions of Jesus, or hear His voice. If they are Hindu, it might be Krishna. It depends on the victims beliefs, as to what way that particular devil will manipulate the person."
He goes onto explain this one point, which is very crucial:
"I don't believe in Kundalini as it is presented in the world. Kundalini, in my view, is a devil entering into your body, playing with your cerebral cortex and nervous system. It seems as if you have powers, but it is the devil that is in you, or working with you that gives you that power."
Kundalini and the Charismatic experience is tied to spirit possession. When you listen to the testimony (with bad language) of this Shamanist/Satanist, possession no longer seems so far-fetched.  Primitive shamanism is  a particular expression of a "religious" phenomenon which, far from being foreign to the modern West, actually plays a significant role in the lives of some contemporary "Christian" mediums. [4]

This comment was posted below that video:
"I am a Wiccan, and speaking in tongues was a very powerful thing in my own spiritual life. While I am no longer Pentecostal, I still have a prayer life that sometime moves into the holy spirit filling me and I speak in tongues."
In the following video, this Witch draws a parallel between the holy spirit experience and the enlightenment experience. He says that he's experienced the baptism phenomena as a Christian, and it is the same experience he had through rituals of witchcraft. Please excuse the language in these videos - they are making an important point.

(YouTube link) (Main point at 9:00. You may not want to watch about 1 minutes worth.)

This comment was posted under his video:
"The way you've described the whole concept of the spirit is actually almost exactly how I see things also!! I've been filled with "holy spirit" or whatever people want to call it when I was a Christian. When I was Wiccan, and now even that I'm a Eclectic Pagan Witch, it is still just as powerful in any belief system and to me. This proved that religion itself has nothing to do with this happening. It simply has to do with how evolved someone is as a soul/spirit/being."
Here's another one. This witch says that she's seen the baptism in different countries. It's the same baptism, but called by a different name.

(YouTube link) (Watch :30 thru 4:40)

Sadly, the Bible says this about the unrepentant Christian involved in witchcraft:
"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." Matt. 7:22-23
The Charismatic Movement in the 21st Century
With this evidence in mind, listen to Dr. Synan of Regent University. He gives Pat Robertson his educated prediction for the direction of the Church for the 21st Century. Keep in mind that apostate Christian TV will be instrumental at preparing the way for the un-holy spirit.

(YouTube link)

The Bottomline
The true Baptism of the Holy Spirit happens when you believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You don't need to be a believer to receive the false holy spirit. What the Pentecostal and Charismatic believers receive is another spirit, because tongues ceased.
"Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away." 1 Cor. 13:8-10

Another good point from this verse concerns "...that which is perfect is come." I don't know how you view this, but to me Paul is referring to "charity." Charity was preferred to the gifts, which the Corinthians prided themselves for. It is preferred not only to gifts, but to faith and hope as well.
When the Church was in its infancy, tongues were important for evangelism, and were a sign to the Jews that prophecy was fulfilled - which can be seen here:
 "For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom." 1 Cor. 1:22
However, when the Church attained its maturity, "tongues ceased," along with "prophesyings" and "words of knowledge." Supernatural gifts of the Spirit were replaced with the powerful preaching of the Gospel. Christians will bear testimony of Christ, and will then lead believers into truth.
"But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning." John 15:26-27
"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you." John 16:13-14
The fraudulent (holy) spirit glorifies himself and leads his followers after deeper experiences, and the so-called baptism of the spirit.

The fraudulent (holy) spirit preacher preaches another gospel, that downgrades Christ's divinity and adds works to salvation.
The fraudulent (holy) spirit has a special purpose - to lead as many Christians to hell as possible, and to implement Satan's plan of a one world religion through the use of ecumenism. It is being used as a primer/stepping stone for witchcraft, leading young Christians who have left the Church into covens.
The fraudulent holy spirit, Kundalini, and demonic possession are one in the same.

The true Holy Spirit is being misrepresented and has been made into something it is not. Good intentioned people can learn divination and witchcraft without realizing it. If this is you, repent while you still have an opportunity to turn back.

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