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Curriculum set includes leader’s lecture notes, student worksheets, 592 Power-Point slides and 34 video clips to enhance your presentation. Too many self-professing Christians hold a schizophrenic worldview-a toxic mixture of Christian and humanist beliefs that undermine Biblical living and the potential to change the world for Christ. Recognizing the problem, Brannon Howse developed a test to help people assess their personal worldviews. Since it was first put online in 2002, more than 50,000 people have taken the test to rank themselves on a scale from "Strong Christian Thinker" to "Secular Humanist Thinker."
Using Brannon's worldview test questions as a springboard, his book helps make sure your belief system lines up with the Bible, and it clarifies why the Biblical position is correct. Here are some of the fallacious, humanistic ideas this book will protect you against:
Put Your Beliefs to the Test gives you rock-solid confidence in the Biblical perspective on law, science, economics, religion, social issues, family, civil government, and education. Teens and adults alike will appreciate this focused exercise in deeply assimilating the practical, beneficial, and superior worldview that really is the essence of Christianity.
Lesson One: Your Worldview Matters
Lesson Two: Understanding the New Spirituality
Lesson Three: The New Spirituality Among Us: Creepy Thinking Creeps in the Church
Lesson Four: The Incredible Faith of Atheism
Lesson Five: Evolution: Because They Cannot Allow A Define Foot in the Door
Lesson Six: Evolution Applied to the Law
Lesson Seven: The Economy of the Bible: Money and a Biblical Worldview
Lesson Eight: A Biblical Response to Social Issues: The New Absolutes, Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage, Active Euthanasia, and Gambling
Lesson Nine: Balancing Biblical Christian Activism in Light of the Great Commission and the Dangers of Moralizing
Lesson Ten: We Believe: How We Know Jesus Was and is God, How We Know The Bible is True, How We Know Jesus Rose From The Dead, The Moral Law and Universal Consent, The Exclusivity of Jesus Christ.
Lesson Eleven: Training Hearts and Minds to Follow Jesus Christ
Lesson Twelve: The Impact of Humanism on Education
Curriculum set includes leader’s lecture notes, student worksheets, 1092 Power-Point slides and 23 video clips to enhance your presentation. This is it, the curriculum you need to teach if your class wants to understand the big picture, connect all the dots, and understand current times, and future events and trends that will be unfolding. This ground-breaking book by best-selling author Brannon Howse is the result of thousands of hours of research over many years and is must reading for every teenager and adult.
Through this curriculum Brannon reveals how the worldviews of 21 dead people are still influencing every aspect of American life and vying for the hearts and minds of adults and students. Whether we are discussing, law, science, economics, history, family, social issues, education or religion, the people and worldviews seeking to further their agenda in these disciplines are almost always connected back to four major forces. Brannon reveals the connection between occultism/pagan spirituality, the apostate church, the educational establishment and government/corporations.
Those that sit under your teaching of this course will come to understand the opposition, worldview, heroes, goals, strategies, masking terms, networks and targets. Those who share the worldviews of these 21 enemies of our constitutional republic and Biblical worldview do not want their agenda and its consequences to be revealed to the American people. Above all, they do not want us to equip and train our children and grandchildren with a Biblical worldview by which to recognize, reject, and fight against their seductive and destructive lies. This book will equip you to do just that as Brannon gives specific and pro-active responses you can take to make this the finest hour for the American church.
Saul Alinsky, Karl Marx, John Dewey, John Maynard Keynes, Aldous Huxley, Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, Margaret Sanger, William James, Alice Bailey, Helen Schucman, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Kinsey, Benjamin Bloom, B.F. Skinner, The Frankfurt School, Soren Kierkegaard, Julius Wellhausen, Christopher Columbus Langdell, Betty Friedan and Roger Baldwin
Corporate fascism, sustainable development, the Third Way, global governance, dialectic process, the Delphi technique, the Cloward-Piven Strategy and deliberate chaos, community organizing, Fabian socialism, the federal reserve and a fiat currency, America's decline is Europe's gain, cultural Marxism, government mandated youth service, legal positivism, postmodernism, soft-despotism, higher-criticism, pagan spirituality, feminism, welfare-state capitalism, the false-dominate church, the Emergent Church, the spiritual battle for America, the United Nations and occultism, unmasking the one-world religion, the deconstructionists in the culture and in the church, psychological labeling of dissenters, behavior modification, a planned economy, the assault on parental authority, the two tracks to globalism, Keynesian economics, collectivism, similarities between America and Nazi Germany, national leaders are a reflection of the people, social justice, why the culture war is lost if the church goes weak, is God judging America?, When and why does God judge a nation?, the environmentalist/globalist connection, cultural revolution/sexual revolution, the right to die becomes the duty to die, the true purpose of the law, why the State wants the children, are we all God's children? And much, much more.
Curriculum set includes 918 power-point slides, leader’s lecture notes, student worksheets and 41 video clips to enhance your presentation.
Brannon Howse echoes the warning of Jude 3—as urgent now as the day Jude first wrote the words almost 20 centuries ago. Godless worldviews have been eroding Europe’s and America’s Judeo-Christian heritage for years, but now the problem has taken a dire turn for the worse. While false teachers have been around since biblical times, infiltration of the church has increased alarmingly, just as Jesus predicted in Matthew 24.
Well known evangelical and pro-family leaders have joined in events, alliances, and common causes with a shocking array of unbiblical partners. As a result, many contemporary “Christian” leaders embrace and encourage the false Jesus and false gospels of Mormonism, the New Age Movement, Roman Catholicism, Word of Faith teachers, the New Apostolic Reformation, Eastern Mysticism, and the spiritual left.
Our bitterest philosophical enemies have made it past the gatekeepers of both mainstream and evangelical Christian thought, and anti-Christian worldviews have assembled within the walls of our churches. As a result, hostile forces wreak havoc in the minds and hearts of believers who are caught unaware.
In Religious Trojan Horse, Brannon exposes the outrageous breach of integrity in the Church, compromised by popular and dangerous teachings that are anything but scriptural. With thorough and precise documentation of every claim and accusation, Brannon shows exactly who is to blame and how. In this book, you’ll discover:
Brannon explains how the world’s religions are converging through a syncretism now supported by evangelicals. His revelations will shock you at first. Then you’ll likely be tempted to despair. And make no mistake, the situation is grim. Yet Brannon offers hope simply by opening your eyes to what is happening and what still can be done. He charts the path on which we can return to truly biblical teaching, preaching, and raising of our children.
"Certain men" are indeed creeping in unnoticed, but God is still in charge—and working decisively through
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The what-does-this-verse-mean-to-you approach to Scripture interpretation is bad enough in small groups and private devotions. But it’s catastrophic in pulpits, books, and “Christian” TV. Yet misused scripture and the bad theology that results is being fed to much of the American church today.
From call-in questions on his radio program to Q&A sessions at the conferences he leads to his own exhaustive research into the teachings of many popular and powerful church leaders today, Brannon Howse has seen firsthand the destruction wrought by scriptures bent to “private interpretation” and pet theologies. Sundry leaders manipulate scripture to tickle ears and make people comfortable in often easy-to-swallow, but deviant, teachings from the Word.
In Twisted Scripture, Twisted Theology, Brannon walks you through 42 scriptures that are critical to correct Christian doctrine but are frequent targets for those intent on making the Word say what they want, not what God intended. Be prepared for many “a-ha” moments as you discover why so many teachings you’ve heard just didn’t sound quite right. You’ll be able to put your finger on the problem and know how to warn others against being led astray by erroneous and sometimes malicious twisting of the Bible. Grab hold of Brannon’s eye-opening exegesis of these core scriptures, and you’ll keep your thinking straight.
Brannon Howse is president and founder of the Worldview Weekend conference series as well as WorldviewWeekend.com. The author of 12 books, Brannon has been a guest on more than 1,500 radio and television programs, including Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor. He has also been featured in publications such as the Washington Times. Brannon hosts a national, daily radio program as well as The Worldview Weekend Hour, a weekly television program. His greatest passion is teaching God’s Word and explaining the importance of a biblical worldview, Christian apologetics, and Bible-based theology and doctrine.
Table of Contents
Twisted Scripture Number 1 - Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Twisted Scripture Number 2 - I Kings 19:12
and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice
Twisted Scripture Number 3 - Revelation 3:20
Behold, I stand at the door and knock If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me
Twisted Scripture Number 4 - Revelation 3:15
I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot I could wish you were cold or hot
Twisted Scripture Number 5 - Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
Twisted Scripture Number 6 - Matthew 18:18
Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven
Twisted Scripture Number 7 - Matthew 18:20
For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them
Twisted Scripture Number 8 - Psalm 105:15
Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm”
Twisted Scripture Number 9 - Acts 2:44-46
Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,
Twisted Scripture Number 10 - Exodus 20:8
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy
Twisted Scripture Number 11 - Matthew 8:16-17
When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon possessed And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses”
Twisted Scripture Number 12 - John 3:5
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God”
Twisted Scripture Number 13 - Acts 2:38
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit
Twisted Scripture Number 14 - 1 Peter 3:20-21 74 who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water There is also an antitype which now saves us--baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
Twisted Scripture Number 15 - Mark 16:16
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned
Twisted Scripture Number 16 - John 20:23
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained
Twisted Scripture Number 17 - John 8:32
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
Twisted Scripture Number 18 - Hebrews 12:1-2
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God
Twisted Scripture Number 19 - Matthew 7:1
Judge not, that you be not judged
Twisted Scripture Number 20 - Matthew 22:37-40
Jesus said to him, “’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind’ This is the first and great commandment And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets”
Twisted Scripture Number 21 - Matthew 25:31-46
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd di vides his sheep from the goats And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me’ Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me’ Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me’ Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hun- gry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me’
Twisted Scripture Number 22 - Philippians 2:12
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
Twisted Scripture Number 23 - 1 Peter 4:6
For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit
Twisted Scripture Number 24 - Hebrews 6:4-6
For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,
Twisted Scripture Number 25 - Hebrews 10:26-29
For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
Twisted Scripture Number 26 - 1 Peter 3:18-20
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
Twisted Scripture Number 27 - 2 Peter 1:4
by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust Twisted Scripture Number 28 - John 10:34 139 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said,“You are gods” “?
Twisted Scripture Number 29 - Joel 2:28
And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions
Twisted Scripture Number 30 - Matthew 24:40-44
Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect
Twisted Scripture Number 31 - 2 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;
Twisted Scripture Number 32 - 1 Corinthians 15:29
Otherwise, what will they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? Why then are they baptized for the dead?
Twisted Scripture Number 33 - Matthew 7:6
Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces
Twisted Scripture Number 34 - 2 Thessalonians 2:7
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way
Twisted Scripture Number 35 - Mark 9:40
For he who is not against us is on our side
Twisted Scripture Number 36 - Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you
Twisted Scripture Number 37 - Mark 4:20
The Scripture: But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundredfold.
Twisted Scripture Number 38 - John 12:32
And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself”
Twisted Scripture Number 39 - 1 John 4:8
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love
Twisted Scripture Number 40 - Proverbs 29:18
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law
Twisted Scripture Number 41 - John 6:54
Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day
Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone If he hears you, you have gained your brother But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector