Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa's Chapel Store Compromised Again
Wanderlust Productions' HOLY GHOST film documentary pulled two days after it makes it onto the Chapel Store 'New Arrivals' shelf

 

Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa's Chapel Store Compromised Again

Wanderlust Productions' HOLY GHOST film documentary pulled
two days after it makes it onto the Chapel Store 'New Arrivals' shelf

 

By Chris Lawson, November 5, 2014

 

Before skimming through or reading the content throughout this article, please take a moment to seriously consider and observe what the Bible says, regarding the Person, nature and work of God the Holy Spirit.

 

Jesus told His disciples (emphasis added):

 

 

“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. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.”  - John 16:13-15, KJV

 

“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”  - John 14:16-17

 

Paul the apostle warned about, "another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel...":

 

“Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear [am concerned for you], lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [tolerate] him.”  - 2 Corinthians 11:1-4

 

Paul also warned Timothy about people "depart[ing] from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines [teachings] of devils [demons]; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron...": 

 

“Now the [Holy] Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils [demons]; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.” - 1 Timothy 4:1-6

 

Take notice also that within the context of what Paul is saying, he makes it very clear that as Timothy warns others, it is a commendable thing before God. Note clearly here what Paul says in verse six:

 

If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.” - 1 Timothy 4:6

 

Furthermore, John the apostle warned, “Beloved, believe not every spirit..."  He also exhorted believers to "try [test] the spirits whether they are of God."  Why did he do this?  "[B]ecause many false prophets are gone out into the world.":

 

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try [test] the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the [Holy] Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.”  - 1 John 4:1-6

 

From these passages we can see clearly that the Holy Spirit of God, as far as Jesus Christ, His apostles, and the Bible is concerned, is indeed the Spirit of truth. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Living God. As such, He WARNS about, and WARNS against, spiritual deception and deceivers.

 

Furthermore, from cover to cover, the Bible is jam-packed with scriptures that show us the Divine character, nature, attributes, holiness, personality, work, warnings and office and role of the Holy Spirit of God. If somone is going to make a movie about the Holy Spirit, and call it the "HOLY GHOST" movie, they had better be sure that what they are filming, saying, and promoting is scriptural and based on God's Word, just as the Spirit of truth has communicated it. Unbiblical ecumenical movements, false revivals and pagan religious experiences are not from God the Holy Spirit, neither are the tools of the Occult that attempt to mimic the Holy Spirit, but in the end foster feel-good-experiences that resist the Holy Spirit of Scripture, cauterize the human conscience, and lead to the damnation of the soul.

 

 

It is important to recognize all of this at the outset of this article, because those that undermine, twist, distort, mock, blaspheme, misrepresent and play fast-and-loose with God the Holy Spirit are shown for what they are throughout Scripture. God the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth, warns us about false teachers, false prophets and lying signs and wonders movements. Those that fail to discern properly between the Spirit of truth and His work and His nature and His holy activities in the church, versus the spirit error and false revival movements and false teacher and false prophets, will simply be led astray by the spirit of error.

 


The following Podcasts by Chris Lawson will help clarify which "spirit" is of God, and which "spirit" is being embraced by false revivals and false teachers these days.

This Holy Ghost Movie Expose' is well presented, thoroughly scriptural, and a sound biblical warning to all who have ears to here what God the Holy Spirit says through His Word.

This Holy Ghost Movie Expose' is well presented, thoroughly scriptural, and a sound biblical warning to all who have ears to here what God the Holy Spirit says through His Word.


 
holy-ghost-familiar-spiritPraise the Lord!  Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa's Chapel Store did the right thing - they pulled the Wanderlust Productions HOLY GHOST film documentary from the bookstore shelf, and they are no longer selling it.

How do I know? I just got off the telephone (Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 11:51AM) with a Chapel Store employee. The Chapel Store employee kindly informed me that the movie was recently removed, two days after it was put on the shelf. Apparently the church overseers dealt with this one quickly, which is good! I appreciate the fact that the Chapel Store employee talked to me about this, and I am happy to see that a couple people have proactively dealt with this issue at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa.
 
Although the movie was pulled from the bookstore shelf, one wonders how and why it got there in the first place. Perhaps it was just a simple oversight. Or, perhaps it was just another blatant compromise. This not the first occurrence of this sort of thing happening at the Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa Chapel Store. Related articles can be found on the Internet, other documentation can be found at the bottom of this article, and I wrote about this sort of compromise in numerous Calvary Chapel's back in May of 2014. See my article here, Calvary Chapel Bookstores - Beyond Accountability?  (PDF)
 
 
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One would do well to remember what Scripture teaches:
 
Revelation 3:16 
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.
 
Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
 
James 1:8 (KJV)
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
 
 
 
 
Image text: "Calvary Costa Mesa Bookstore, Oct. 2014    Note the "Holy Ghost" movie in New Arrivals
Source link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1507076902874226&set=a.1376077892640795.1073741827.100007157913339&type=1&theater

 

No Christian bookstore should be carrying this video!

Regarding the "HOLY GHOST" movie, no Christian bookstore should ever carry this video. Why would I say such a thing? Because the video conveys a view of the Holy Spirit that is similar, if not identical, to unscriptural views of the Holy Spirit as found in heretical "Christian" movements, unbiblical ecumenical venues, abusive cults, yoga ashrams, and occult movements and societies, and more. The HOLY GHOST movie is more like a free-for-all of spiritual experiences that are just lumped together and labeled as "Christian" and as "the Holy Spirit."
 
Internet searches and extensive research on many of the following names brings up a myriad of problematic issues. Here is a listing of people from the HOLY GHOST MOVIE website that can be found on the Film Cast page.
 
 
CHAD NORRIS (Lead Pastor, City Church | Simpsonville, SC., Author | Signs, Wonders And a Baptist Preacher); LENNY KRAVITZ (Musician, Actor); BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH (Musician | Korn, Love & Death, Author | Save Me From Myself; BILL JOHNSON (Senior Pastor | Bethel Church | Redding, CA., Author | When Heaven Invades Earth, Hosting the Presence); BISHOP JOSEPH GARLINGTON, Senior Pastor | Covenant Church of Pittsburgh; WILL HART, Minister; JAMIE GALLOWAY, Senior Leader | East Gate Church | Philadelphia, PA; J. LEE GRADY, Minister, Author | 10 Lies the Church Tells Women, The Holy Spirit Is Not for Sale; TOMMY GREEN, Musician | Sleeping Giant; R.T. KENDALL, Theologian, Author | Holy Fire, Total Forgiveness, These Are The Days of Elijah; HEIDI BAKER, Evangelist, Author | Compelled by Love; KIM WALKER-SMITH, Musician | Jesus Culture; PHIL VISCHER, Writer, Co Founder of Big Idea Productions; DEVON FRANKLIN, Senior Vice President of Production for Columbia Pictures; BRIAN & JENN JOHNSON, Worship Pastors | Bethel Church | Redding, CA; TODD WHITE, Evangelist; BANNING LIEBSCHER, Director of Jesus Culture; MICHAEL W. SMITH, Musician; GARY WILSON, Artist, Darren’s Dad; REGINALD “FIELDY” ARVIZU, Musician | Korn; AARON NIEQUIST, Worship Leader | Willow Creek Community Church | South Barrington, IL; JAKE HAMILTON, Musician; MARK MARX, Evangelist | Causeway Coast Vineyard | Northern Ireland; ALOK SRIVASTAVA, Regional Director | TellAsia Ministries; MEREDITH ANDREWS, Musician; WILLIAM P. YOUNG, Author | The Shack .
 
Source link: http://holyghost.wpfilm.com/cast/

Why not take a moment and Google search things like:

  • "Bill Johnson grave sucking"
  • "Bethel Church Redding false teaching"
  • "Jenn Johnson the Holy Spirit is like a genie"
  • Brian Head Welch occult"
  • "Heidi Baker kundalini"
  • "William P. Young heretic"

Do all of these people subscirbe to, believe in, and/or follow the false revivals, the global ecumenical movements, the false prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation, lygin signs and wonders movements, etc.?

Well, if not, one seriously has to wonder what they are doing joining together to make a movie/documentary that just lumps all "Christian-labeled" experiences together as the Holy Ghost.

To understand more about false movements, false leaders and unbiblical vocabulary (i.e. blasphemous connotations and mockery against God the Holy Spirit) that movies like this convey, either directly or indirectly, please see the following article links below. Things that are entirely opposite of what the Scripture teaches about God the Holy Spirit (i.e., the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of self-control, the Spirit of holiness, the Spirit of the Living God, etc.) are part of this "HOLY GHOST" movie movement.

Following is an excellent hour-and-a-half video exposing Wanderlust Production's HOLY GHOST movie!


Holy Ghost Movie Exposé - Tim Wirth & Sandy Simpson - a Simply Agape Project Production

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Published on Oct 25, 2014
Scripturally “the Torah regards as an abomination any attempt of someone giving his anointing to another. Moses was told it was grave sin even to mix the oil of one's anointing in the same measure for another, and anyone who puts it on a person not so designated was to be cut off (Exodus 30:33). The Hebrew text says that the oil is in Heb.mekudesh lacha, literally 'set apart', or' sanctified specifically unto you.' This prohibition was evident When Elisha asked Elijah for his mantle in which he told his protégé it is not mine to give. He was told to wait and see if the Lord would place it on him ( Kings 2: 10) If he saw him taken to heaven he would receive the blessing. Yet he had to leave for it to be placed on him. 2 Kings 13:21 (adapted from PROPHECY TODAY, Volume 11, No. 6, Is the 'Toronto Blessing' a Hands-On Experience? November 1995, Jacob Prasch of Moriel ministries).

A channel dedicated to exposing the false Signs and Wonders Movement. We are also exposing the current Holy Ghost movie as another spirit and another Jesus, not the true Holy Spirit.During our expose of the Holy Ghost movie we also used other clips from outside the movie to make our point and show the various walks from these people that were interviewed for this movie. We are a U Tube channel dedicated to exposing the false Signs and Wonders Movement. We are also exposing the current Holy Ghost movie as another spirit and another Jesus, not the true Holy Spirit. The Pa$$ The Plate And Let Us Prey series is dedicated to exposing those who prey on others both spiritually and financially. Jeremiah 6:16-17
(NKJV)

16 Thus says the Lord:

“Stand in the ways and see,
And ask for the old paths, where the good way is,
And walk in it;
Then you will find rest for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
17 Also, I set watchmen over you, saying,
‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’
But they said, ‘We will not listen. Jeremiah 5:31 (NKJV)

31 The prophets prophesy falsely,
And the priests rule by their own power;
And My people love to have it so.
But what will you do in the end

Source link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y74naogLrxk 


HOLY GHOST movie is part of the blasphemous Prophetic Movement SRN NEWSLETTER - APRIL 2012

You can get a real clear picture very quickly about these false Holy Spirit movements, simply by reading these discernment articles by veteran research consultant and long-time Christian apologist/polemicist, Bud Press.

Here are more articles to help those of you who are not familiar with why biblical discernment ministries are exposing counterfeit/occult/mystical "spirit" deceptions and NewAge/occult heresies that are being embraced in many churches today, all under the guise of the biblical Holy Spirit. These articles expose false teachings and false teachers, from a biblical Christian standpoint.

I am happy that the Chapel Store did indeed remove the HOLY GHOST movie from the shelf, but it never should have arrived there in the first place. Time was spent ordering, purchasing, unpacking and then shelving those 'New Arrival' materials, and perhaps someone came and bought a few of them before they were removed from the shelf.

Standing up for the truth

In light of the HOLY GHOST movie and the unbiblical ideas associated therein, one thinks of the apostle Paul warning the church nearly 2000 years ago about counterfeit "spirits" that have the ability to deceive even Christians:

"Oh, that you would bear with me in a little folly—and indeed you do bear with me. For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!" (2 Corinthians 11:1-4)

Sadly, many in the church today are putting up with false spirits, and false teaching that is pawned off through many Christian bookstores and churches. In fact, it appears, after twenty plus years of observation on this subject, that the bulk of Western Christianity does not know how to "test the spirits, [to see] whether they are of God." The apostle John wrote:

"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world." (1 John 4:1)

The staff at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa should have refused to order/purchase/stock this video, especially since they have been called to account several times before on similar issues (see documentation at bottom), and been repeatedly exposed for selling materials that are far less than biblical Christian writings.

One seriously has to wonder why Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa Chapel Store employees are allowed to get away with these types of compromises. Fortunately, as previously mentioned, one of the church's overseers did do something about this. That person should be commended and encouraged. Praise the Lord for people who are willing to make a stand, even when it is unpopular. 

This is the biblical and ethical thing to do is to make a stand against compromises and do what the Lord's Word says. The Lord will build His Kingdom according to His Word and His power. "Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts" (Zechariah 4:6). It is only by God's grace and strength that any of us as believers can stand against the wiles of the devil, as well as assist one another with discerning ears and eyes, when needed.

When it comes to the HOLY GHOST movie and other movies like it, one simply has to ask, "Which 'spirit' and which 'ghost' are being exalted here? The ecumenical, counterfeit/false revival false teacher exalting 'spirit', or God the Holy Spirit of Scripture who warned us clearly about these things many years ago:

"Now the [Holy] Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron..." (1 Timothy 4:1-2)

 

The following movie links and images speak for themselves!

 

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Holy Ghost trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq_NL7Ofj9k

“This movie is about risk. I want to take the greatest risk possible, and make a movie that is completely led by the Holy Spirit. No plan. No safety. Just show up wherever He leads me, and make God famous”

Darren Wilson, Director of HOLY GHOST

 

 

 

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Bill Johnson, pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, CA 


For further undertsanding of the background of Bill Johnson and his minstry, one may view Bill Johnson's heretical Word Faith teachings online and the Grave Sucking ministry (here and here) that were launched out of his Bethel Church in Redding, CA.

There is also plenty of video footage on YouTube about the unbiblical manifestations that often times occur at Bethel Church under the guise of "Jesus" doing "a new thing."

Jenn Johnson, Bill's daughter-in-law, views the Holy Spirit “like the genie from Aladdin. And He’s blue. And He’s funny. And He’s sneaky.”

A brief article by John Lanagan exposing this rubbish notes, "Jenn Johnson, the daughter-in-law of Bill Johnson, also calls the Holy Spirit wonderful, courageous, silly, and says 'He’s just fun.'"

Here is more of what these people consider to be the work of the Holy Spirit, at Bethel Church, Redding, CA.

 

False prophesies mixed with kundalini at Bill Johnson's Bethel Redding church

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8t3-IW6TVw


Regarding Brian "Head" Welch"?

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Here is John Crowder and Brian "Head" Welch allegedly "Smoking a baby Jesus."

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Smoking a baby Jesus? Yes, this is whay they call it!

Here is an expose' video about John Crowder and his friends, entitled, John Crowder Magic Carpet Ride.  In this video one can see many different forms of drug use catch-phrases that are ascribed to Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, etc. This is utterly wicked!!! And these people think this is fun and funny?

These people claim to love God, but then they run around and mock, malign, scorn, blaspheme and misrepresent His holy and precious Name. The Bible warns us about these types of people:

"For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things." (Philippians 3:18-19).
 
"Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived." (2 Timothy 3:12-13).
 
"For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain."
(Titus 1:10-11).

In light of all of this, two things are certain...

“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:3-4)

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap (Galatians 6:7).


Related concerns:

Holy Ghost Movie Exposé - Tim Wirth & Sandy Simpson - a Simply Agape Project Production

Calvary Chapel Alert

Calvary Chapel's Calvary Distribution Compromises Again - Selling Books by Emergent and Contemplative Authors


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