Ever heard of Roger Oakland? I listened to the first of three of his ironically called “Upon this Rock” series. The first “episode” is “Wiles of the Devil”. Apparently he has a DVD series out campaigning against ecumenism, Catholicism, and eastern faiths. Here are some outtakes from the (“http://server.firefighters.org/2007catalog.asp”) file:
*If God has an adversary wouldn’t it be reasonable to suggest that God’s adversary would do everything he could to undermine what God has said.
I came to the realization that one of the greatest threats to Christianity was Christianity that wasn’t Biblically-based. (my comment: Christianity must have been tough in the early days with no Bible. :rolleyes: )
Eastern Religion. That man can be God. That everything is God.
[Satan] wants people to believe that they believe in the Gospel, in the Biblical Jesus. But he has a way of duping people because he convinces people that the Gospel is based on more than just what the Bible mentions…extra-Biblical revelation is a prerequisite to know the truth. (ironically, he calls on the Holy Spirit at the end of the talk to reveal to him what the Scriptures say)
Do you know that there are millions of people who believe that they can receive truth and information from visitations, apparitions of a woman claiming to be the mother of Jesus. And, well, these are messages, they say, from heaven…some of the messages sound quite Biblical; some don’t. Do you know that some of these messages claim that there will never be peace in the world until Mary the mother of Jesus is given her rightful title as co-redemtrix.
[JP2’s] emphasis…was on evangelization to win the world to the Roman Catholic Jesus that requires a priest to take a wafer, transubstantiate, conjure up Jesus, place Him in a container and then be worshipped and adored. Not in the Scriptures.*He also criticizes non-Catholic Christians who meet with the Pope…criticizes people who say evolution doesn’t conflict with religion…and eluded that the vintage Church was not liturgical nor sacramental (in the last 10 minutes or so of the file). He also asserts the classic “Mary OR Jesus” fallacy of anti-Catholicism. He also considers the “Word” the Bible only as evidenced by this talk.
But perhaps his “Freudian slip” of the day: *
But I also have a compassion for people that are deceived. We all can be deceived.*Your comments welcome!!!