Also sometimes referred to as secular, modern, or humanistic. This is an umbrella term for Protestant denominations, or churches within denominations, that view the Bible as the witness of God rather than the word of God, to be interpreted in its historical context through critical analysis. Examples include some churches within Anglican/Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, and United Church of Christ. There are more than 2,000 Protestant denominations offering a wide range of beliefs from extremely liberal to mainline to ultra-conservative and those that include characteristics on both ends.
|•||Belief in Deity |
Trinity of the Father (God), the Son (Christ), and the Holy Spirit that comprises one God Almighty. Many believe God is incorporeal.
Beliefs vary from the literal to the symbolic belief in Jesus Christ as God's incarnation. Some believe we are all sons and daughters of God and that Christ was exemplary, but not God.
|•||Origin of Universe and Life |
The Bible's account is symbolic. God created and controls the processes that account for the universe and life (e.g. evolution), as continually revealed by modern science.
|•||After Death |
Goodness will somehow be rewarded and evil punished after death, but what is most important is how you show your faith and conduct your life on earth.
|•||Why Evil? |
Most do not believe that humanity inherited original sin from Adam and Eve or that Satan actually exists. Most believe that God is good and made people inherently good, but also with free will and imperfect nature, which leads some to immoral behavior.
Various beliefs: Some believe all will go to heaven, as God is loving and forgiving. Others believe salvation lies in doing good works and no harm to others, regardless of faith. Some believe baptism is important. Some believe the concept of salvation after death is symbolic or nonexistent.
|•||Undeserved Suffering |
Most Liberal Christians do not believe that Satan causes suffering. Some believe suffering is part of God's plan, will, or design, even if we don't immediately understand it. Some don't believe in any spiritual reasons for suffering, and most take a humanistic approach to helping those in need.
|•||Contemporary Issues |
Most churches teach that abortion is morally wrong, but many ultimately support a woman's right to choose, usually accompanied by policies to provide counseling on alternatives. Many are accepting of homosexuality and gay rights.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Series of Documentary Videos and Supporting Articles in Palin's Churches and the Third Wave Series
The following are links to articles and videos that have been posted on Talk2action.org in an ongoing series, documenting the massive and radical shift in global Christianity propelled by the closely related New Apostolic Reformation and Third Wave movements. Some of the articles below focus on the relationship of Sarah Palin's Churches to those movements. Others features a broader treatment of the New Apostolic Reformation and the Third Wave [ for an overview, see, especially, the special report below ] : New Report Documents Activities of Spiritual Warfare Network Tied to Palin http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/10/29/23723/734/
Links to PDF of 36 page report:
Spiritual Mapping and Spiritual Warfare – Muthee and the “Transformations” Franchise http://www.talk2action.org.nyud.net/pages/docs/Transformation.pdf http://www.talk2action.org/pages/docs/Transformation.pdf
Stories are listed in chronological order with the latest articles first.
The Palin Scandal in the Living Room http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/11/5/13585/8320
Katherine Harris, Sarah Palin Linked to Same Prayer Warfare Network http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/11/2/115526/519
Palin’s Movement Urges Godly to Plunder Wealth of Godless http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/11/1/14522/8804/
Palin’s Spiritual Warfare Network Partners With Homeland Security http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/10/31/115724/94/
Palin Linked to Second Witch Hunter http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/10/24/125017/31
Killing Mother Theresa with their Prayers http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/10/20/195730/89/
Palin Anointer Muthee Fights Catholics, Witches and “Python Spirits”
Palin Put Religious War Advocate on Alaska Suicide Prevention Council
Seven Questions That US Media Have Neglected to Ask About Sarah Palin
Palin and the Apostles
Fishers and Hunters - The Continuing Saga of Christian Zionism
A Heartbeat Away or Why Palin’s Churches Matter
Buzzflash Interview with the Palin Churches Research Team
In Video, Pastor Annoints Palin, Urges “Infiltration” of Schools, Government, Business
The “Lions in the Pews”
Palin, Muthee, and the Witch- Journalists Miss the Major Story
YouTube Censors Viral Video Documentary on Palin's Churches
Palin’s Churches and the Holy Laughter Anointing, Video, Documentation, and Article
Sarah Palin’s Demon Haunted Churches, Complete Edition With videos, documentation , and article
Sarah Palin’s Churches and the Third Wave, Part Two
Sarah Palin’s Churches and the Third Wave, Part One
Direct video links:
Sarah Palin’s Churches and the Third Wave, also titled Palin’s Demon Haunted Churches
Sarah Palin, the Seven Mountains and retaking the Mountain of Business
In the Land of Queen Esther: The Unauthorized Sarah Palin Video
http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/10/18/211616/13 ( By Max Blumenthal, produced by Michael W. Wilson, also producer of Silhouette City )
Palin's Churches and the Holy Laughter Anointing
Palin, Muthee and Killing Mother Theresa
Palin Anointer Thomas Muthee Fights Catholics, Witches and Python Spirits.
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The New Apostolic Reformation is a recently institutionalized Protestant sect that emerged from specific Pentecostal and Charismatic movements, sometimes referred to collectively as the Third Wave. These are revivals of a 1940s and 1950s movement named as a heresy by the Assemblies of God at that time. The New Apostolic Reformation can now be defined as a distinct movement with a unique theology. The central figure in the movement, C. Peter Wagner has organized the sect structure and defined its primary theology. He declared 2001 as the beginning of the new Apostolic Age. Wagner’s extensive Apostolic network includes 500 Apostles from the U.S. and 42 other countries, each with their own network of churches and ministries, some with hundreds or even thousands. This network is interconnected with other Apostolic networks around the world who share media, conferences, schools, and training, and revivals.
The major tenets of the adherents of this sect include the belief that we are living in the final years before the return of Christ. However, they differ from other Fundamentalist Protestants in their belief that they must defeat evil on the earth and purify the existing churches before Jesus can return. Furthermore, the building of this “Kingdom of God” is not to be delayed until after the Rapture, or to be built in a heavenly sphere. They believe that they have a mandate to build the Kingdom in the present and in the physical realm. In preparation for this task, this final generation is being “imparted” with special supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit that will allow them to wage spiritual warfare and take control of the earth from the devil and an array of demons. The mandate for building the Kingdom includes their current Seven Mountains strategy for the taking control over government, arts and entertainment, media, education, family, religion, and business.
This effort includes extensive mission work around the globe featuring their well developed spiritual warfare strategies which have been published in books and videos. The goal of these spiritual warfare tactics is to take cities and communities from the territorial demons that control theses geographic areas and that they believe prevent their efforts in planting their own Apostolic churches. Spiritual warfare around the globe includes the goal of taking control of cities through the expulsion of witches and demons, and the conversion of Roman Catholics, Jews, Muslims, and all other religions. They also believe that there must be a civil war in the Protestant church during this “Third Reformation” in order for them to purify that institution before Jesus can return. The movement has an extensive focus on youth, with several leaders specifically prophesying that those born after 1973 are to be the trainers and warriors for God’s army.
Link here to chronological list of the over 50 stories on Sarah Palin published at Talk To Action