Reason for this Site

Last year, I was made aware of a new “revival” in Lakeland, Florida. After much researching, I was able to find many like myself who are finally after many years of putting up with some of the charismatic nonsense, coming out and boldly speaking out against the false teachers that have dominated the church for the past few decades. This site is dedicated to all who want truth at any cost. All are welcome here. But, I will not sugar-coat anything here. I will not give a cotton candy gospel here. I will not walk on eggshells with you. If you do not have a desire for truth, you will not like this site and I suggest you find other ways to preoccupy your time.

I will speak the truth in regard to no man, teacher or preacher within the body of Christ who do not speak the truth. That does not mean that all their ducks have to line up with mine. It just means that there will be no lies taught or preached here. Darkness will be exposed here. Deceptions at the last hour will not be tolerated here.

False teachers, false preachers and false pastors do not teach the truth. The truth is the cross upon which Jesus died upon. But they deny this truth when they either add to or take away from the Word of God. Their teachings are an abomination to the truth. They deceive you.

Jesus died for the sins of the world and for my sins. There is no other way to God except through the finished work of the cross. He was, and is God in the flesh come to earth to save mankind from everlasting judgment in a place that is called hell. He rose on the third day, ascended to the right hand of God and is coming back to judge individuals, the nations and the whore who pretends to be the Bride of Christ.

No man ever was beaten and spat upon for me, no man ever died upon a cross for me, no man ever rose from the dead for me so that I may have eternal life in heaven. No man, but Jesus. My allegiance is to Him and Him only.

He is the Son of God, yet God Himself. He is the Holy Spirit. These three are One. Don’t ask me to explain it or prove it. It is a mystery. I believe in the gifts of the Spirit for today. But, not all that is being done in the name of Jesus, are the gifts of God. Let alone by or through His Spirit.

My faith is not in some watered down version that is being taught these days. It is one of much searching, much studying and much trusting in the Lord over many years. The past year I have had to go back and unlearn a few things I have been taught. Taking things off the shelf, that had been placed there for the sake of peace within the body.

Some may not like this site. They may even hate it. They may even accuse me of being divisive, rebellious, unteachable, religious and even guilty of having a Jezebel spirit. That would be nothing new to me and your accusations mean nothing to me. I am not here to pamper your idols. I would say unto you, why are YOU not testing things? Are you afraid something you have believed in may come tumbling to the ground? Then so be it. It is better that your idols would come crashing down than to lose your soul following heretics and apostates. I would ask you, are you more concerned about what man thinks of you, rather than God? For shame! No man died for you and no man ever will! Even if so, he would never raise from the dead for you! Let alone be able to pay the penalty for your sin!

Recently I had a short conversation with someone who believes in the heresies movement. I began telling them the things I was finding out about. I thought for sure they would at least be interested. But instead I got a slight rebuke. This person said, “I don’t have time to go online and look up all that stuff.” Meaning the many video clips of the heretics at work. My thought on that is then why do you judge me for being the Berean? If you don’t have time then why o why do you not find the time to judge through the Word of God? That is even better.

What really amazes me with people like this, is they say people like me are being judgemental. Yet they have the audacity to judge me. What a double standard! They get to do all the judging but when another wants to look at something, study it, test it and see if something lines up with the Word, we are considered to be judging. You’re darn right, there are those of us that are judging things! We are the ones that are sick and tired of lies being spouted in the name of Jesus. We are disgusted of a different gospel being preached. We are aware of the tactics of the enemy! We SEE the blatent witchcraft going on within the body of Christ and we aim to expose it! We are sickened by this new “Jesus” who is being raised up for us to worship! You’re darn right we are judging. And guess what? There are some of us who will NOT bow the knee to this new Jesus. God forbid!

These are the same ones who will say, “But it’s not love to speak against the brethren.” To that I would say, is it love to let your neighbor walk in darkness? Are you a shepherd among Gods’ people or are you a hireling? It is to your own lack of courage and convictions and the man-pleaser that you are that you will not speak the truth!

Some of you may even be thinking this very moment, her words are harsh. I don’t feel any love from her. She sounds mad. I say to you, I will not apologise for my beliefs. I am angry. I am angry that the church has sat back and let every wind of doctrine in, in such a way that the Bride of Christ no longer knows how to test anything! And in so doing she has become a whore laying down with every lie and false lover! If you call yourself a christian, then you too have the responsibilty to test all things. If you choose not to, then do not be angry with me for telling my findings.

I will not be drawn into debates about false teachings and doctrines here. Unless you are truly seeking Him yourself or He is drawing you near to Him, you may not like this site. If you come with a heart that truly desires truth in the inward parts, then you are very much welcome here. If not, then you may find this place uncomfortable. If so, I would ask you to search your heart and ask yourself “why?” Could it be that Almighty God is dealing with you? Could it be that you have been hanging on to teachings of men and something is telling you to let it go?

I don’t ask that you hang onto my every word. As stated, you have the same great responsibility to test all things, such as I. You are to test by the Word of God. Nothing more and nothing less.

I am not infallible. There is only One who is. His name is Jesus. His name is the name above all names. One day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that He is Lord of Lords and King of Kings. I will strive to proclaim the truth to the best of my abilities, through Him who gives wisdom to all that ask. You ask for it, also. Together, may we come to the sacred and unadulterated truth.

There will be no sacred cows here. If you do not want your idols touched, then do not come here. You may keep your delusions– but as for me– I do not want them. I desire to see the yokes come off of many that were thrown upon them by false teachers and doctrines.

I long to see the true remnant of Christ come together. I desire true fellowship with those who are not following every wind of doctrine. I long to see Christians searching the scriptures and being Bereans as we were told to do. I desire that those who are new to the faith to find this a friendly place, one where they will feel loved and be able to get their questions answered truthfully either through myself or others more knowledgeable than myself.

Though some of us may be separated by many miles, it is His Holy Spirit that has made us one and draws us together. I thank God for this. For the “church” is not something that meets behind four walls once a week. If you do have a church and are a part of it, I would advise you not to let this site or any other to take its’ place. However, if you are one of many that have become disillusioned by the deceptions going on, then please feel free to make this a type of home for now.

Therefore comfort each other and edify one another.
1 THESSALONIANS 5:11

May it be a place of refreshing. May it be a place of deep calling out to deep. May it be a place of exhortation. May it be a place where we all can take our brains off the back burner and begin testing ALL things. May it be a blessing to all as we strive together to find the truth during the Great Falling Away that is taking place. May this be a place where truth is exalted and every high thing that exalts itself above God be cast down. Most importantly, may it be pleasing in His sight.

Sincerely,
Redeemed Hippie

Do not despise prophecies.Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:20-

69 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mapolsen2003
    Mar 08, 2009 @ 18:32:34

    Wow! I’m not sure what to say after what I just read. I too love truth and I love the working of the Holy Spirit. He is not a religious rule . . . He is a living Being that surprises us with His goodness and His Love. He is long suffering and patient with us. . . Thank God for His rich mercy and His compassion.
    If we are seeking HIM we will find HIM. Come Holy Spirit . . .
    God is the Judge over us all. Hallelujah!

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  2. redeemedhippiesplace
    Mar 08, 2009 @ 20:07:59

    I know you love the truth too.

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  3. Damon Whitsell
    Jul 06, 2009 @ 15:02:33

    Hi again there Hippie,,, I really get a kick out of calling you Hippie. I mean,,, you are what you are,, a redeemed hippie. I can relate,, I got that t-shirt too. It’s tye-died,, of course. LOL

    Please do not take this wrong. I am not hitting on you.

    I used to play in rock bands and I still go see my musician friends play sometimes. I often get asked why I don’t try to take this girl,, or that girl,, home. I have even been asked if I am gay several times. I am pretty quick on my feet to adapt a personalized response depending on the situation. But my standard one is,,,, “Please,, just because I am not driven by the same animalistic instincts as my dog,,, does not mean I am gay.”

    I am a single guy and have been doing the eunuch for the Lord thing for awhile. I really love to study his word and do his work. I have like 5 different authoritarian cults in my family. So cult apologetics has been the biggest part of my life for 10 years. There are many reasons I am single. But the biggest is that I cannot even consider a girl as a possible companion unless I would know that she would not cause me to slow down,,, or stop doing what I love to do. She would have to have the same passions.

    Last thing I need is someone who requires high maintenance. I would never consider a girl if I thought she would take away from life, instead of add to it. So she would have to be a pretty special creature.

    So I just wanted to tell you that if I get blessed to meet a girl in my life that is as passionate about Jesus, His truth and fighting His good fight,,, as you are. Maybe my life would turn around and I would be a such a lone soldier anymore. You speak from the heart, tell it like it is, have no fear, no concern of what others may think of you, seek to please the Lord and only the Lord, You show your Love for Him by giving fight, and you make the world a better place. KEEP IT UP.

    See even if I was not single,,, those would still be very attracting and endearing qualities you have there. God bless you Sister. When Jesus gets through with you,,, you will for sure be one of His Masterpieces. I like the work he has done already.

    GOD BLESS YOU SISTER
    Bro damon

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  4. redeemedhippiesplace
    Jul 06, 2009 @ 21:43:50

    Damon, I’m afraid you would probably find me very “high maintenance.” Ask my husband. Haha. He calls me his “little bulldog” that he has to reel in every now and then or I get too far out there, not knowing when to keep my mouth shut sometimes. He and I are as opposite as day and night in our personality. But in the things of God we are right on. I’m just a little more vocal about things. No surprise there for two opposites.

    We both have noticed over the years when two people who are too much alike are together, they clash really bad. I can’t imagine if he were anything like me. We would probably fight like all get out!

    Trust me, God still has a lot of work to do in me! Those who know me wish He would hurry up!

    If you can find a woman who appreciates you and loves the Lord, that would be a very good thing. That alone would add to your life. So if you happen to find one who loves the Lord, but maybe is just a little timid–but not afraid of the truth–then give her a chance. After all, two hard pressed personalities would drive each other crazy maybe! You would have what she needs and she would have what you need.

    Your comments were very thoughtful and kind. I pray you will find a woman who will appreciate the image God created you in, brother!

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  5. sadparent
    Sep 10, 2009 @ 23:42:36

    Some testimony. Glad to have read it.

    There’s a name you might want to add to you list —–>

    Mike Bickle – associated with IHOP Int’l House of Prayer in Kansas City MO. IHOP’s also got bases all over the globe. Bickle is buds with Todd Bentley or was.. don’t know if they talk too much since Todd fell off the radar. But Mike Bickle is huge into Contemplative Prayer which, even though Rick Purpose Driven Warren, Max Lucado, Beth Moore, Dr. James Dobson and many others are doing it,is synonymous with TM. (transcendental meditation) …and TM is the beginnings of delving into the occult.

    Scary stuff.

    SP

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    • Claire
      Aug 23, 2011 @ 10:39:28

      sadparent, can you post links which corroborate your statement about Max Lucado, Beth Moore, and James Dobson? When I say links, I am referring to factual reports of things they have actually said and done, not necessarily a website where someone says basically the same things.

      I have learned sad facts about Mike Bickle/IHOP in recent years. Todd Bentley and Andrew Strom were two “preacher boys” whom he mentored, beginning in the early ’90s, IIRC. Andrew Strom has written several books about his experience. One is called True Revival, False Revival, and there are others. Last time I checked, they were available at Amazon, in case you’re interested. At one time Strom also had a website; that may still be true.

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  6. redeemedhippiesplace
    Sep 10, 2009 @ 23:48:11

    Sad Parent, yes i’m familiar with Bickle some. Not spent much time researching him. I try to focus on where the Lord would have me at any particular point. I don’t always hit the mark, that is for sure. But you are very correct in your observations about these people.

    TM is something Paul McCarteny and Ringo Star began to endorse heavily aover a year ago. Even thought they did it back in the 60s, they are endosring it more so now. Oh how young peple need the truth!

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  7. mamasue
    Jun 05, 2010 @ 00:54:23

    It is hard to believe I ‘stumbled’ upon this website. You are saying exactly what I have been feeling and thinking for over three years. And seeking and seeking the truth and now swallowing the teaching of this day. wow…

    fellow redeemed old hippie

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  8. redeemedhippiesplace
    Jun 05, 2010 @ 01:20:12

    Well, mamasue, welcome aboard. It is always good to meet another redeemedhippie. I hope you can feel at home here. 🙂

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  9. mamasue
    Jun 05, 2010 @ 13:38:21

    Correction…I was saying “not” swallowing the teachings of this day…geez!

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  10. redeemedhippiesplace
    Jun 05, 2010 @ 14:17:22

    mamasue, I knew what ya meant!

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  11. Peter
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 23:52:13

    Thank you for your site and thank you for your inspiring words. I tend to not comment on Christian blogs because many (not all) Christians think that all Occultists are “evil”, though, in fact, there are many Christian Magicians and Christian Mysticism is on the rise. Just wanted to say that I read your words and appreciated them.

    Peter

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  12. redeemedhippiesplace
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 15:08:40

    Peter, you are welcome. I am very much aware of the “christian” magicians and mysticism within the church. I must say — as a former occultist and witch — that it has been very easy for me to see.

    I am curious…if I may ask…what kind of occult is it that you practice? And how can one who is in the occult — such as yourself — find my words inspiring if you know this blog is about exposing what I believe to be false? Just curious. Really.

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  13. Peter
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 19:12:20

    In a very general way, I see my Occult activities as a form of Gnosticism, as a way to re-capture what man lost after the Fall. You know, some of the earliest grimoires were, in fact, Roman Catholic, though they’ll deny it. Magic is practiced in the church – you just don’t always hear about it.

    That’s very general but all I will say on a public forum. I found your site and your words interesting because I am always inspired by genuine passion, and it matters little if I agree with everything that is being said. Too many people say they are “Christian” or say they are this or that, but they don’t walk their talk. You do. So that earns my respect.

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  14. redeemedhippiesplace
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 19:40:51

    Peter, thank you for your transparency. You have earned my respect as well. May your quest for truth, lead you to the real thing and nothing but the real thing. Peace.

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  15. Peter
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 19:47:10

    Peace to you as well and God bless.

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  16. mamasue
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 00:56:06

    RH, I know that you are seeking for truth..as I am. I was researching IHOP again and ran across this radio program about Alex Jones. You do not have to post my comment or even the program. I just want you to listen and learn ..with me. There is alot of crap out here, isn’t there? We should never quit praying for discernment.

    http://www.crosstalkamerica.com/shows/2010/06/the_truth_about_alex_jones.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CrosstalkPodcast+%28Crosstalk+America%3A+Program+Summaries%29

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  17. redeemedhippiesplace
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 01:15:44

    Thanks mamasue, yes by all means, I WANT people to research on their own and see what we come up with. Like I said, I am not sure about Alex Jones. The thing about the devil when he lies (not saying jones is or is not lying — I just do NOT know yet) is that he always has to mix a little truth in it to make us believe a bold face lie. I posted your comment because I want us all to test everything. God forbid that everybody just take my word for something. I want the truth. And this Lindey Williams guy? He is part of that prophecy club thing. That still has me concerned. i’m not sure about him either. Remember in the video I put up of how williams said BP was running everything down in the gulf? I’m not convinced of that at all. I’ll listen to the link you sent me. Let us all try and discern wisely becasue there are liars and deceivers everywhere. Some if not most are out tho make a big fat profit! I want no part of helping deceivers build their little kingdoms!

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  18. Mary
    Jul 11, 2010 @ 21:26:13

    God bless you. I know it is hard to put out what you are getting from the Lord. After all it has to be stated through your humanity. But I also heard the trumpet on my birthday in 2008. I wish that people could understand your finiteness of vision. My heart feels for you. What do you know about Beelzabub, the Lord of the flys and tyranny?

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  19. redeemedhippiesplace
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 14:06:54

    Mary, what do I know about Beelzabub? He is the devil.

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  20. bongorock pete
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 14:53:31

    hello redeemed hippie its a blessing to come on your blog and read about the TRUTH of GODS word and your blog ministry exposing all the false,fake preachers and there heretical teachings i am in agreement with you we do have to TEST everything nowadays to many lies and deception coming from all the wolves in sheeps clothing if we dont test and keep listening to the heretics we will be deceived and led straight to HELL! the problem with the church of so called beleivers is they are brainwashed and manipulated by these charismatic false preachers who prey on there emotions and no how to manipulate and twist the scriptures so that people dont realize what they are teaching but because most beleivers dont read or meditate on GODS word daily they are not aware of the lies and deception thats coming from the preachers mouth my suggestion is TEST,TEST,TEST everything you hear against GODS word and get into a habit of reading daily and meditating on GODS word so that you could be transformed by the renewal of your mind you have to be totally committed in your walk with CHRIST! i was deceived many years ago when i attended the masters touch church in orlando florida for 3 years led by mark chirronna and his false teachings but thank GOD he took me out of the heretical church and opened my eyes to the TRUTH! i am still growing and learning in my spiritual journey with GOD and although i struggle at times and make mistakes just like we all do i no that GOD still loves me and forgives me and uses my life to reach the people who are hurting,brokenhearted,homeless,opressed and in the streets with no hope we as true real genuine beleivers have to get out of our comfort zone and be bold enough to go out in the streets highways and byways and allow the almighty GOD to use us to love,encourage and give someone who is lost hurting and opressed some HOPE

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  21. redeemedhippiesplace
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 23:54:06

    Well bongorock pete, I’m very glad you were able to come out from among them. God will use you to touch others and help lead others out of the deceptions.

    We all struggle with something or another at times, but that is when God shows Himself the greatest in our life. For we can do nothing without/apart from Him. Every breath we take is an act of God.

    Continue to test all things. At all times everywhere and may the Lord use you greatly in these last days.

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  22. toosmalltosucceed
    Jul 22, 2010 @ 08:50:14

    All right bring it on, don’t hold back now . I found it interesting and intense, just the way I like it! I enjoyed what you had to say, you be surprise how many folks there are that feel the same exact way that you do. Good job and keep them honest!

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  23. Jo River
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 22:51:26

    I wanted to get your mailing address to send you some of our free radical christian literature, Our website is ……

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  24. jamesjfire
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 15:55:06

    Well, Well, Well! I have found yet ANOTHER saint who loves the Truth of God’s Word and His Almighty grace! Actually… I didn’t really find you, someone emailed me your blog site link. Am I glad they did!!!

    WOW! Beautiful!! Thank you and GOD bless you RH, WAY TOO MUCH!! Its so encouraging and inspiring to meet another lover of the Truth! Your passion and uncompromising, ‘bull-dogged’ attitude towards God’s Word is so joyously edifying that I just can’t stop smiling, knowing that our Father likewise smiles on you, His daughter!

    This REASON for the blog has the same sort of fire and zeal in it that reminds me of one of my own articles on my blog: FROM the MIND of FIRE (http://www.fromthemindoffire.blogspot.com):
    http://fromthemindoffire.blogspot.com/2010/02/zealous-for-name-of-lord.html
    This site above I use primarily for biblical teaching and exhortation.
    Feel free to read it and share if you are so led.
    I’m not finished snooping around on your site yet, but thus far I LOVE what I see! If I find that we are in one accord (on the fundamentals; niggling peripheral issues don’t bother me none) I would love to link to your site!
    I have two other sites that I write for, this next one I co-author with one Anne Kisly – http://www.thetruthunderfire.com. We are discernment/apologetic oriented here.
    And this last one, like MIND of FIRE is mine exclusively, that is The RED PILL Consortium-Exposing of lies and deceptions that are being perpetrated on the people of Earth for the purpose of leading us towards a one world system w/ the triad of government, religion and economics on a global level.
    http://www.theredpillconsortium.blogspot.com
    Well, I’m gunna keep ‘snooping’, lol… and once again THANK YOU for your commitment, and fearless determination to “say it like it is”! That’s TRUTH, for TRUTH is what actually “IS”!!!
    May the LORD God our Father bless, lead, encourage, anoint, inspire, edify, teach, reprove, rebuke, and most of all LOVE you abundantly by the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ, empowered by His Holy Spirit! <
    sincerely,

    James J. Fire

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  25. redeemedhippiesplace
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 18:02:33

    Jo River, sorry, but you do not get to link your cult here. I’m not interested.

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  26. redeemedhippiesplace
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 18:09:26

    James Fire, thank you for the nice comments. Of course you may link here. I have gone to your blog and “snooped” around, myself. 😀

    I will be going back.

    God bless you as you continue on His truth!

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  27. Rob
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 17:31:54

    I’m just tired. Tired of everywhere I look, there is some “pastor” or “prophet” or “Apostle” with such screwed up doctrine….. I just can’t fathom it.
    I’m in a small church right now, that meets at the Pastor’s home.(her husband is an Apostle)
    I’ve challenged a few practices such as worshiping in tongues and quoted Paul’s instruction to the Corinthian church, but the response I get is “there are more than one type of tongues”. Even so, Paul is very clear on using them in a service.

    We also have video night, where the majority of the teachers are “word of faithers” and/or “Prosperity gospelers” (if that’s a word)

    I was led to this church and few months ago, and have grown tremendously since. The Holy Spirit is very prevalent, but I disagree with these teachings, not that they are teaching these things, but, if this is the preachers they listen to, will this not affect how and what they teach?
    They have a pet saying “chew the meat and spit out the bones”. I believe this contradicts “a little leaven with leaven the entire lump”

    Any thoughts??
    Rob

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  28. redeemedhippiesplace
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:05:49

    Rob, there are many of us who are tired. As far as the saying, “chew the meat and spit out the bones” … it does contradict a little leaven. At least in my opinion. Why should I waste my time chewing on something that may have bones in it? The meat of the Word has no bones in it. It is the leaven that brings the deception.

    Pray what God would have you to do in your situation. If those in “authority” — and I use the word lightly — do not listen to you or even consider what you are discerning, it may be time to move on.

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  29. sadparent
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 04:28:12

    Actually, Rob, when it comes to God’s Word, you won’t find any ‘bones’ in it. If I hear a speaker/teacher/preacher whatever, tell me something that I cannot say, “Yep, it’s in there..”..then I take that as a gentle nudge by the Holy Spirit to “look elsewhere”.

    After all, chew some fish, accidentally swallow a bone and it’s not pretty. That’s why there’s no bones in God’s meat.

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  30. redeemedhippiesplace
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 00:03:35

    sadparent, exactly! Thank you!

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  31. sadparent
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 15:11:18

    Hey Rob,
    That group of believers you’re with right now is a “seeker sensitive” group. Sounds like a lot of ‘feel good’ with not much scriptural backing – especially if you’re being told to look beyond the stuff with which you cannot agree. (Especially when it’s the “apostle”…you don’t agree with..)

    Also, if they’re into Word of Faith/prosperity doctrine, my advice to you? RUN AWAY FAST.

    The only time you should ever, ever get your feathers ruffled in a church meeting is when you’re being convicted about the sin in your life and are feeling conviction from the Lord. Word of Faith tends to tiptoe around that, though they do touch on it once in a blue moon.. But if the group you’re with is teaching both truth AND error, I’m telling ya, it ain’t the HS telling you to stay.

    When I was with Word of Faith, I thought it was the best church I’d ever been a part of. They made (I thought) the Word come alive! I mean, you could USE the Word like a recipe over whatever the situation was! You could speak God’s word over… blah blah blah..

    Yes, you can PRAY God’s word over a situation, Rob, but it isn’t to be used as an incantation. God showed me that shortly after ‘holy’ laughter made me run away from WOF in terror. Maybe the HS brought you to this blog to give you a verbal nudge to get out while the going’s good.

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  32. redeemedhippiesplace
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 00:05:59

    sadparent, I have found that about the Word/faith people. It is like they use the word over praying. It is like they never mention praying or asking God for anything, it is all about using the word as some kind of “magical” force to get everything you want, to equip you in everything. Why need Jesus, if you can do it all on your own? This is some kind of New Age thingy they got going!

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  33. sadparent
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 07:19:03

    You’re absolutely right about ‘using the word’. The emphasis was more on “SPEAK to the mountain”. In all fairness, yes, we were taught to pray but then while praying for God to do this or for God to do that, we would SPEAK the word over this and such and EXPECT GOD’S WORD TO MANIFEST! Because…(another misguided teaching..) God’s Word will NEVER return void! It MUST do that for which it was sent forth!!!

    Oy vey. I’m so thankful for His grace in putting up with me when I was commanding this or commanding that IN JESUS’ NAME! and expecting to God move EXACTLY how I had commanded His Word to go forth and DO!

    I’m just very, very grateful for God getting me out of WOF 20+ years ago and getting my feet planted on solid ground.

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  34. redeemedhippiesplace
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 23:41:12

    sadparent, I understand. When everybody was into that mess back in the 80s, something in me just didnt set right about the whole teaching. Anytime I dared to question it, it was “touch not god’s annointed” blah, blah,blah. But i am thankful also, that God brought me out of it. It made having a relationship with Him much more important than trying to create my own reality. Which is exactly what that bunk teaches. I pray God use you greatly in leading others out during thse endtimes, sister.

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  35. sadparent
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 07:28:45

    RHippie,

    I really, really appreciate your admonition that God use me in “leading others out during these end times”. I absolutely say Amen! So be it!

    I appreciate that more words can really convey. Last week I received an email from my already estranged IHOP son telling me, basically, to kiss off. He really sees me as nothing but ungodly – despite him practicing New Age Contemplative prayer. And why am I the bad guy? Because I speak out against Mike Bickle and his IHOP New Age teachings. It amazes me how Satan has my son’s mind so deceived. Oh well. I’m sure as heck not crying about that. (That was the first 2 years of silence & this is #3.)

    I just stand believing God’s promise about training them up in the way they should go.. and I’m A.O.K from then on.

    I really do – do all that I can to warn others who are starting to get into “Christian New Age” that there’s no Christ in it at all. It’s nothing but total deception. So far I’ve helped in getting one IHOPper out and keeping one from returning – not to mention warning a lot of others about the “true” meaning behind Contemplative spirituality and getting them thinking about the possibility that ‘maybe, maybe…she might be right..”

    Scary times we’re living in. Looks to me like the Lord is pretty close to returning.. Look up 🙂

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  36. redeemedhippiesplace
    Sep 27, 2010 @ 15:53:42

    To someone calling themselves Israel, you must be nuts to think I would publish a 29 PAGE “comment”!

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  37. Rob
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 13:07:19

    Thanks for your advice sadparent. I left that group of believers shortly after I left my post here. I’ve been seeking the Lord as to where to go for fellowship. I must say it’s not easy finding a church with sound doctrine/practices and also allows the Holy Spirit to move.
    I’m digging into His word and seeking His wisdom.

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  38. Rob
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 13:08:50

    Also thanks to redeemed hippie, you site is very much appreciated.

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  39. Russell
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 03:31:26

    You should do an article on self righteous indignation. I would love your opinion on that.

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  40. redeemedhippiesplace
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 13:52:51

    Russell, not sure where you are coming from?

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  41. russell
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 04:14:01

    “Righteous indignation” may be real, and in some cases legitimate, but the line between its legitimate form and “self-righteous-indignation” is blurry. Dallas Willard gives a good vision for dealing with this dangerous balance.

    Although he (Jesus) certainly let his condemnation fall upon self-righteous and deeply corrupted leaders, we never see it in other contexts. And we can trust him to express it appropriately toward such people, though we ourselves could rarely if ever do so. Anger and condemnation, like vengeance, are safely left to God. We must beware of believing that it is okay for us to codnemn as long as we are condemning the right things. It is not so simple as all that. I can trust Jesus to go into the temple and drive out those who were profiting from religion, beating them with a rope. I cannot trust myself to do so. – The Divine Conspiracy, 221

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  42. nomen est omen
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 18:37:40

    We are not to judge, but we are to DISCERN! There’s a very fine line between the two. [Like humility and inferiority… the one is good, the other is bad.]

    RH, someone explained the Trinity to me in a way that I could understand and accept. Trinity – meaning that although God is one Person, He expresses Himself in three Persons, namely God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in the sense that 1 x 1 x 1 = 1 and not 1 + 1 + 1 = 3.

    After reading now for 4 hours almost non-stop, there’s some kind of a superficial image of you that is beginning to form in my mind. You remind me of the following:

    Who am I?
    I am part of the family of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power. The dye has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of Jesus. I won’t look back, let up, slow down or back away. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I’m finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, colourless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap giving and useless goals. I no longer need pre-eminence, position, promotions, applause or popularity. I don’t have to b right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer and labour by love.

    My face is set, my step is fast, my goal is the Kingdom of Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my Guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed, I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, draw at the pool of popularity, or waste time in the maze of mediocrity.

    I won’t give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, preached up, for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He comes, give till the end, preach till all know, and work till He stops me. And when He comes back to His Kingdom, He will have no problem recognizing me – my banner will be clear. Bosko Newsletter – [Pastor] Mario Marchiano, Hermanus, South Africa.

    Mario and his wife were dealers in pornographic materials before they became converted and I’ve always marvelled that their physical appearance is so strikingly “pure” as opposed to the filth in which they were embroiled before.

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    • redeemedhippiesplace
      Nov 24, 2010 @ 15:30:19

      nomen est omen, i appreciate your kind words. However, I fall so short of them, really I do. Thank you for putting up this writing. I had seen it years ago in a half-way house i used to visit for Bible study. I had always wanted to see it again and you brought it here to this place. Thank you! It deserves to be recongmized, for this is the true calling of the Christian and i needed to be reminded of it. May God help us all be faithful to the true calling.

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  43. spinnyliberal
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 05:30:42

    Wow, you are definitely passionate. While we couldn’t be more different, I find your site fascinating. That is all. Peace.

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  44. redeemedhippiesplace
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 15:54:47

    spinnyliberal, peace back at you.

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  45. bjerkins2000
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 07:38:50

    Im happy i found this site.. after reading what this site is about. , i must say .. its no ACCIDENT First of all.. i found a place to Fit in.. so to speak. bering Saved by the Blood of Jesus Christ, and Fill with the Holy Spirit. with the gift of DISCERNMENT. and still have a street smart mind..and trust God ,with our Judgement. ,and can see things others dont ,cant or dont want to see.. thru the eyes of the Holy Spirit..

    Thanks again…
    God Bless You..

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  46. redeemedhippiesplace
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 23:27:21

    bjerkins, I’m glad you found your way here too. Hope you will find this a place of truth and discernment. God knows the discerners are not wanted within the church! But you are very much welcomed here, friend!

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  47. bjerkins2000
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 06:31:13

    the way i found you site ,is i was Researching an image of a little girl holding the planet Earth in her hands.. that was edited into Dr King , acknowldegement Tribute aired on USA Networks ,WWE Monday night raw.1/17/2011..the Spirit of Dr. King speech was twisted,and degraded in my opinion, that implied , he was into this GAIA agenda.. you must see.. ,, i wondered how many people caught it. !!!!!!!, i did.
    Next.. fox news in Boston , aired a clip about a team miscot ,,getting a Lap dance at half time,show (boston blazers )….very graphic and inapporoated.. it was not accident,and to some degree, i think (im not suprise).. its gonna get worse….
    Thanks and God Bless You…..
    Barry

    hope you dont mind, i link your site to my facebook page..
    bjerkins2000.

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  48. redeemedhippiesplace
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 22:21:16

    bjerkins, I appreciate you linking to me. I will have to look into what you just told me. Thank you!

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  49. bjerkins
    Jan 21, 2011 @ 07:29:34

    i have a video clip of the DR King.. speech, but itsnot of good quality, i recorded it with my camcordes from the tv…. ….if you like i can attach it to an email..
    Thanks….

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  50. bjerkins
    Jan 21, 2011 @ 07:45:56

    http://www.youtube.com/user/bjerkins2000…..i think this is it….

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  51. bjerkins
    Jan 21, 2011 @ 19:11:13

    it seems that the link to my Youtube page about the WWE, Dr KING ,Tribute, from here will not work.. but you can play it from my Youtube channel ,it will play from there..

    God Bless You..

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  52. redeemedhippiesplace
    Jan 22, 2011 @ 23:39:22

    Russ, I have no clue what you were trying to say, other than it appeared you were trying to challenge me or something. If you have something to say, say it. If not, then go somewhere else with your passive/aggressive/cryptic – like comments. And if you can’t keep a comment relevant to the subject at hand, don’t say anything at all. I don’t have time for guessing games.

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  53. looking for truth
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 16:02:04

    Hello sister in God ,Wow , seek and you will find . I have been believer in God for a long time , ever since i was a young boy , now I am 45 and alive in Gods Love again . I was raised as a catholic but have been to a couple different born again Churches . At the age of 18 I was addicted to pot , heroin , sex , cigs and an alcaholic . I gave away the drink at 24 , the heroin at 30 but kept smoking pot until 3 weeks ago ,I am still having sex as I am married , but not addicted to it and want to stop the cigs soon ,yes I am not perfect I know I am human after all . ( but after calling out to God again 3 weeks ago I am perfect in his eyes , and thats all that matters to me ) He is so forgiving .What a wonderful Grace full God that he is . I found your site while a was looking for online Sermons Praise be to God , it was a blessing to find the truth at last. I had been lied to by my so call friends and wife and it was driving me crazy to the point I was having a nerves brake down , I went to my doctor to get help and he lied to me as well , 2 times in less than 10 minutes and told me to take more antidepressants ( yes have been taking them for 12 years as well ) His lies nearly pushed me over the edge , but lucky for me it pushed me in to the arms of God .Praise be to God only . At this point after seeing my doctor ( that was ) I repented and was delivered at that point .Thank you God . I stopped the antidepressants went home and burnt in a fire all the pot I had ( quite a lot ) what a great feeling of real freedom it is when you obey God .I have been praying for real truth in the word and found this site while looking at Carter Conlon Sermons online , I think he is a good man of God , what do you think of him is he on the right trak ? I need all the help I can get , thank you and God Bless you for your work .

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    • redeemedhippiesplace
      Sep 06, 2011 @ 15:38:49

      lookingfortruth, sounds to me like you have a wonderful testimony of what God can do, brother. Your help is in the Lord your God. I know I do not need to tell you that. It is obvious you already know it. I would encourage you to let nothing stop you from getting into His Word. Nothing. His word leads to all truth. I believe we become what we fill our minds up with. sometiems, we can not help bouts of depression when life is throsing some hard knocks at us. So do not condemn yourself when that happens. Jesus knows your sadness, He knows everything that has ever made you depressed or on edge. But I think He wants us to learn to walk with Him through it all instead of finding ways to shut Him out. (Sometimes I shut down and shut him out with everything else) Sounds like you are learning to put your hope and trust in Him and in him alone. What a wonderful thing! God is doing this for you! May you grow stronger and stronger into the man He has called you to be. May you be one that lifts up the feeble hands in your midst. May you be one that others run to and say, “Tell me about your God!” Peace, my brother, peace.

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  54. Shane
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 16:12:43

    Hey ,
    Just looking at ” things that interest you ” I see Carter Conlon. I take it that you agree the at he is a good man of God . Cool , and God Bless you sister .

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    • redeemedhippiesplace
      Sep 06, 2011 @ 15:39:45

      Shane, yes, I like Cater Conlon very much. 🙂

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  55. Claire
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 05:49:01

    Looking for Truth, IIRC, Carter Conlon is a pastor at Times Square Church in NYC, which was begun by David Wilkerson. If that is correct, then I would think that’s great, though I’ve never had the pleasure to hearing Conlon personally.

    God bless you, dear brother. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. If you’re looking for it, you’ll find Him. 🙂

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    • redeemedhippiesplace
      Sep 06, 2011 @ 15:40:43

      Claire, thank you for expounding on that. I agree Conlon is a good preacher. 🙂

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  56. John Barron
    Sep 17, 2011 @ 00:07:33

    Thank you. Recently I have been increasingly disturbed by the worldly focus of most allegedly Christian leaders, especially on TV, including Pat Robertson’s new, improved definition of death…and am delighted to see your site dedicated to setting the record straight about the gospel. I intend to visit your site regularly as I work out (my) salvation with fear and trembling…Phil, 2:12

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  57. Claire
    Sep 23, 2011 @ 01:59:53

    Pat Robertson’s new, improved definition of death

    Sad, but true. When I saw the clip, he didn’t address the husband’s real problems — his bitterness at God or his unfaithfulness to his wife. This is indeed indescribably sad. I sincerely hope for his sake that he’s never in that wife’s shoes. I have seriously wondered if some form of dementia may be setting in — that could make sense, but nothing else does. Plain and simple, Pat Robertson should know better. His ‘sidekick’ tried to reason with him, but he shrugged her off.

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  58. sue
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 14:14:38

    Any thoughts on Brannon House?

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  59. redeemedhippiesplace
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 15:50:02

    Sue, I am familiar with him. I look at his stuff every now and then. I think he can be informative.

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  60. leavethecult
    Dec 23, 2012 @ 05:46:54

    Great Post! Keep it real…. God bless

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  61. ontheway
    Dec 23, 2012 @ 17:49:44

    You speak true words here!I’m separated from my religious community because they mostly praise Mary and saints.When I confront them, they deny or start bashing me.Some people even said that i’m a sectand that they never met anyone with my beliefs. Sad, cos i’m a christian.And I don’t bow down to no ones idols.Even though they belittle me,I’m gonna stay with Jesus and Jesus only.
    Blessings

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    • redeemedhippiesplace
      Dec 29, 2012 @ 14:50:07

      ontheway, you may be seperated from your (a) religious community, but you are in spirit with THE community of God. May God strengthen your stand.

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  62. TeachX3
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 21:56:18

    Absolutely fantastic. Looking forward to following your blog. May God bless and protect you and yours in Christ Jesus and happy new year.

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  63. CB-T
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 20:13:21

    WOW !! I have really been bless to have find this site . im so tired of how there church can twist the word of God manipulate and hurt the people of and it all for our good tired tired tired . the church is so full of deception its sad they refuse to really teach the truth and thats why so many brothers and sisters are still sick bond tormented confuse and really hurting . im glad this blog exist cause its about truth and thats all i ever wanted is the truth if you find the truth it will set you free . im searching for truth so i can be as free as God want and need me to be.May God Bless you and this site sincerly amoreluv7

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