Sunday, January 07, 2007

Weigh Down Workshop

A countercult organization called Spirit Watch Ministries is finding itself on the receiving end of a lawsuit by Gwen Shamblin, founder of the popular Weigh Down Workshop. Weigh Down programs are found in many churches today, including conservative Lutheran churches!! Shamblin also heads up a church called Remnant Fellowship. The following statements are from their Web site and thus cannot be denied by them and should be sufficient information for anyone knowledgable in Christian doctrine to accurately assess them. Perhaps some Lutheran officials can explain why this program is tolerated in Lutheran churches today. From

  • Most of us have grown up in a counterfeit church.
  • The true church gets all energy, money, and love from God and therefore wants no sinners in the church because of fear that God would leave them.
  • The TRUTH is that anyone who continues in sin is not even born again! (1 John 3:6-10)
  • Three hundred years past the death of Christ, a council met in Nicea, and they started developing a totally new concept that was both foreign to the Jews and the early Christians.
  • This man-made creed, now known as “the trinity”...Prior to the release of the “god-head” trinity statements, there were no books written on the essence of God, nor were there any controversies, for everyone knew that God was God and that a Messiah would come. There was no discussion of three heads, three “persons” or three anything. God had never been referred to as a person or a “triune being.” There was no need for debate given that this concept never crossed anyone’s mind until 325 A.D. Since then, there have been volumes written to try to explain this new creed.
  • ...even today one is still labeled a “cult” if you do not believe that there are three co-equal partners in one godhead – a description that is not found in the confines of Genesis to Revelation....However, the most hypocritical practice of all is that a man-made mystery and creed (created in 325 A.D. and not included in the Word of God) is the “critical doctrine” for deciding who is “in” or “out” of Christianity.
  • Neither the concept, nor term “god-head”, nor the concept or term “trinity” is found in the sacred scriptures.
  • John Chapter 10 tells the classic story of where the preachers of the day were going to stone Jesus for they thought He was claiming to be God, and yet Christ denied it and made it clear that He was only saying that He was the Son of God.
  • Repent now from believing that God and Jesus are the same being.


At January 08, 2007 5:22 PM, Blogger 318@NICE said...

Nothing new under the sun here. This is nothing but the revival of the ancient heresy of Donatism that St. Augustine fought against.


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