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CHARISMATIC DELUSION

The Scriptures warn us that in the end time perilous times shall come. These times will be characterised and dominated by deceivers and deceptions. So subtle and satanic will these deceivers and deceptions be, that, if it were possible, the very elect of God themselves would be deceived.

The greatest of all deceivers and deceptions in the last day will be in the religious world. Antichrist is basically a religious figure and his deceptions are basically in the religious field. The Bible warns us of the coming World Church, headed by the Church of Rome, which will be the bride of antichrist. Not only are we to be aware of the Ecumenical Church but empowering that church and carrying it forward will be the beast. In Revelation chapter 17, the scarlet woman is not only astride the beast but is riding the beast. Further, an empowering and enduring spirit of Antichrist will be abroad upon the earth, the unclean frog from the mouth of the false prophet (Revelation 16:13).

As the Holy Spirit of God leads men out to worship Christ and to obey His Word, so the false prophet - the anti-Holy Spirit in the Satanic trinity which consists of the dragon, the beast and the false prophet leads men to worship the Antichrist and obey the words of Antichrist.

The ministry of the false prophet is characterised by counterfeit miracles and satanic wonders. These will consist of the following:

(1) Healing (Revelation 13:12).
(2) Power. Note especially "over tongues" (Revelation 13:7).
(3) Fire from heaven (Revelation 13:13).
(4) The impartation of life (Revelation 13:15).

These satanic miracles of the beast and the false prophet will "deceive them that dwell on the earth" (Revelation 13:14).

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Charismatic Awakening or Apostasy By O. TALMADGE SPENCE
A Review by IAN R. K. PAISLEY

Dr. O. Talmadge Spence has penned a classic. This is the book the Fundamentalists have been looking for. In it Charismatism, The New Pentecostalism, has been weighed, from a Biblical, Historical and Ecumenical standpoint and has been found wanting.

Dr. Spence has entered the Laboratory of Truth and taking the crucible of Holy Scripture has put the New Pentecostalism to the acid test. He gives the results of his research in a clear, uncompromising and prophetic manner.

The book is of vital importance for it is the first major work. fully documented, that I know of, in which the Charismatic Delusion has been put under the searchlight of God's Holy Word, the only Infallible Rule of Faith and Practice and the Supreme Court of Truth from which there can be and is, no appeal. Faithful Fundamentalist leaders have preached against and exposed this new delusion of the end time Apostasy and some have written brief treatises thereon; but it has been left to Dr. Spence a come-outer from the Pentecostalist apostate denominations to pen a major Biblical analysis of, what he rightly calls, Charismatism. I know no one better equipped for this mammoth task.

Dr. Spence has only one objective and he pursues that objective unrelentingty throughout his whole work, to bring the New Pentecostalism to the Bar of God's Word and to test it by the talisman of Eternally Revealed and Final Truth of God. In this Dr. Spence walks in the ways of the prophets and apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ and indeed in the blessed way of our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them." cries the Old Testament Prophet.

Dr. Spence takes up the same cry against these modern false apostles of darkness.

"Their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges," proclaims Moses the man of God.

Dr. Spence, another man of God, demonstrates the some great fact and from the writings and preachings of the Charismatic leaders shows irrefutably that their rock is the sham-rock of Apostasy and not our salvation Rock of Ages.

The Lord Jesus says He will close the door of heaven eternally against the charismatic miracle workers and tongue speakers.

"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? (tongues speaking) and in thy name have cast out devils? (exorcism) and in thy name done many wonderful works? (healing and so-called miracles of all kinds with blessed cloths, etc.). And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matthew 7:22 & 23). [3]


Dr. Spence is bold and courageous enough to trumpet the words of Christ and to declare that the will of God revealed in the final Word of God is the only way to heaven.

"He that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 7:21).

Notice that those turned away as workers of iniquity put their whole argument for a right to enter heaven on experience. Salvation is by FAITH ALONE and that Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God ALONE.

"Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent" (John 6: 29). The will of God and the work of God are synonymous and their great underlying principle is faith.

In his introduction Dr. Spence lays down the great principle. "We cannot pronounce error in the Name of the Lord Jesus with the sanction of the Holy Spirit," and he then in the succeeding parts of the volume demonstrates conclusively that the whole New Pentecostalism moves forward in absolute and constant violation of that principle.

The book is divided into three parts.

In the first part, the subject is,

THE FALLACY OF INTERPRETIVE HISTORY

Dr. Spence shows that the New Pentecostalist's view of history is just as erroneous as his view of the teaching of the Word of God.

He gives us a masterly survey of the origins of modern pentecostalism as seen in its first generation leaders. He shows how the longing for purity of doctrine, fellowship and life had been exploited by/ those who had never been persuaded of that basic fundamental, that the Christian's experience must be tested by the Word of God and not the Word of God by the Christian's experience. He traces how the subjectivity of experience soon replaced the objectivity of final and absolute revealed truth. The seeds of heresy were sown and the battle to turn these "Pentecostal personalities" to the Word was lost, hence the resultant apostasy.

The replacement of the Biblical base with the "new revelationism" ably publicised by Oral Roberts lay at the heart of the Charismatic Deception and Delusion.

This led to an attempt to square the Bible to the new pentecostal concepts and to misread Church History in an attempt to prop up the Colossal deceit that "new pentecostalism" was a great and true Revival and Awakening, the manifestation of God in a climatic move unparallel in history.

The Bible has been superseded by what was called (blasphemously) "the outpouring of the Spirit."

So much is one Prominent devotee of the movement seduced (Dr. Synon) that he exclaims, "Yet one wonders what might have been, had Luther and the Roman Catholic Church been willing to seriously attempt renewal."

Dr. Spence rightly answers,

"It would have been wonderful if the Roman Catholic Church had been willing to repent and return to the Biblical base; but be assured of this - LUTHER WAS FIXED. Luther's conscience was captive to the Word of God.

"The answer to Synan's 'wonder' with regard to what might have been had Luther been willing to seriously attempt 'renewal' in the sense that Dr. Synon meant is this: 'THERE WOULD HAVE [4] BEEN NO PROTESTANT REFORMATION AT ALL - THE ENTIRE CHURCH WOULD HAVE REMAINED IN THE APOSTASY!"

Dr. Spence goes on to trace the downgrade, First, the Bible is rejected as the final rule of faith and practice.

Secondly, there is the adoption of the NEUTRALITY stance, further follows compromise of vital doctrines and practices, and then fast on its heels full blooded apostasy.

No wonder he is forced to declare, "If an earthly movement cannot receive the endorsement of the Word of God, it is false; and those who have found the Word of God in that generation must condemn it with all their heart and mind. Though it is an awesome duty, it is a necessary one."

May we not shirk from this imperative though unpleasant task.

In the second part,

THE WEAKNESS OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE

is thoroughly discussed.

Here the subjectivity of the whole Charismatic Movement is examined under the searchlight of the Holy Word.

The day in which cheap "decision" a shallow "commitment" an easy "renewal" or a short "vision" for human "reform," is shown by the faithful Word to be a day of Apostasy and not a day of Awakening as it is so loudly trumpeted to be.

The New Pentecostalism is without Biblical Credentials, in fact its leaders in their pontifical statements fly in the very face of plain Scripture.

Oral Roberts has indeed found "a new delivery system from God." His "Alabaster Box" of anointing oil. T. L. Osborn has a new burlap which if returned with a gift will be so prayed over that it will become a healing cloth. (Note the relationship of the gift).

"History," says Dr. Spence, "is replete with claims of human, subjective, revelations. In our generation we have heard of one pope who declared that Jesus appeared to him in his bed chamber when he was ill. We must reject the claims of new revelations, so-called, no matter how powerful or popular a man and his system may be."

In his two chapters in this section entitled "The New Ecumenism" and "Experimental Compromises" Dr. Spence uncovers this whole unholy amalgam which has been welded together by alchemy of evil genius in the new pentecostal phenomenon.

Where Romanism with its idolatry, modernism with its infidelity, new evangelism without integrity and "new pentecostalism" with its ecstasy can all meet in unity is surely the unclean cage of Babylon and not the holy mount of God.

Charismatic Romanism has not changed the nature of the Harlot Church (Revelation 17) so it comes as no surprise when we read that at the Charismatic Conference in Son Diego, "A Jesuit theologian called on Roman Catholic Charismatics to beware of fundamentalists who are filled with anger, fire and brimstone and are pre-occupied with rigid interpretation of Scripture."

Rome is as much opposed to true Biblical Protestant Christianity as ever she was and whatever the charismatic spirit may be, it is certainly not that Spirit of Truth which flees idolatry.

Any discerning person can see that the charismatic movement is building [5] the idolatrous Church of the Antichrist and not preparing the pure bride for Christ's Coming.

Dr. Spence concludes this section with an able and important Biblical exposition of spiritual vision and leadership, an exposition which will repay careful study and is a must for those in positions of leadership in fundamentalism today.

The third section of the book is entitled,

THE INFALLIBILITY OF DIVINE REVELATION

In this vital concluding part the Infallibility, Sufficiency and Finality of Holy Scripture are set forth. The writer demonstrates that new pentecostalism proceeds without Biblical Authority rejecting the Possibilities and Impossibilities of God's Word, the Completeness and Finality of Holy Scripture, and the Necessity for the Objective Word of God apart from subjective human experience.

He shows that the clichés of the New Pentecostals that all impossibles are possible are a deception and a lie.

The Word declares that there are certain immutable impossibilities. (MATTHEW 17:20; 19:26; MARK 10:27; LUKE 1:37; 17:1; 18:27; HEBREWS 6: 4; 18; 11:6). The all things which are possible are only those set forth in the Word of God.

As modernistic infidelity subtracts from the Scripture, new Pentecostal blasphemy adds to the Scripture.

There is but one complete and inerrant Word, Dr. Spence maintains hence Apocryphal, Jewish Mishna, Talmud, or Torgum, Roman Catholic encyclical or "ex cathedra" voice, Pentecostal, pope, dream, vision, audible voice, rabbit's foot, ad infinitum, must be rejected. They are counterfeit and false.

In a few terse sentences he sums up various attitudes to the Precious Word of God.

"They ignore God's Word, passively. (Heathen).
"They deny God's Word, actively. (Infidel).
"They subtract God's Word, partially. (Modernist).
"They add to God's Word, extantly. (Neo-Pentecostal).
"They pervert God's Word, originally. (Neo-Orthodox).
"They practice God's Word, situationally. (Neo-Evangelical).
"They believe God's Word, completely. (Fundamentalist)."

In the final chapters he gives us some interesting sidelights into the self confessed influence of vile and blaspheming theological infidels such as Tillich and Outier on Oral Roberts which led him into the World Council of Churches and the ministry of the Apostate Methodist Church of USA.

He also deals with David Du Plessis's apostasy to Rome. Dr. Spence concludes that it is not charismatics which is the need of the hour but character, Christian character, founded and grounded upon the Word of God.

He calls us back to the Book, the Impregnable Rock of Holy Scripture, and exhorts us to reject everything which is [6] contrary to its teaching and truth.

How refreshing to hear this clarion call in this day of muddle, confusion, ecumenism, new evangelism, and new pentecostalism. The material of the book is invaluable for those seeking within one volume answers about Charismatism.

It deserves careful and prayerful reading and wide circulation. Bob Jones University has put us again in debt by publishing this important book.

In this dark hour of the church's history may we heed the words of Martin Luther the Great German Reformer, words quoted by Dr. Spence.

"If I profess with loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the Devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefields besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point." [7]

Final Year for Students

Ten students hope to graduate from the Theological Hall this year. At the moment, they are faced with their final examinations in the Hall, and then follows an intensive oral examination on all matters, doctrinal and practical, by the Examination Committee of the Presbytery, under the Chairmanship of Rev. James Beggs.

So these ten have quite a daunting task ahead of them! Their departure (examination results permitting) from the Theological Hall emphasises our need for young men called of God to commence studies for the work of the ministry. Again and again it is emphasised by the Presbytery, that we need men, God's men, if we are to meet the challenge of Ulster's great need. [9]

Rev. John Wylie Retires

The retirement of Rev. John Wylie, after 25 years in the Free Presbyterian ministry, was marked by a special Presbytery dinner in Mr. Wylie's honour. The Moderator, Dr. Paisley presented Mr. Wylie with a beautiful hi-fi stereo outfit and a cheque.

Unfortunately Mrs. Wylie was not able to be in attendance through illness, and Mrs. Paisley presented a fine cut-crystal vase to her daughter Jane, on her behalf.

Dr. Paisley expressed all the company's thoughts when he asked Mr. Wylie to give the regards of all assembled to Mrs. Wylie, for though she was not able to be present, she was on the minds of all who knew her, and many fitting tributes were paid to her.

Rev. John Douglas showed excerpts of the film "Journey into Rome" and recalled the journey of protest which Dr. Paisley, Mr. Wylie and he had made at the inauguration of the Vatican Council. Rev. S. B. Cooke and Rev. Cecil Menary made speeches which were both amusing and moving, as they paid tribute to a fearless man of God.

Mr. Wylie's speech was laced with his own inimitable brand of humour. He more than got his own back on Revs. S. B. Cooke and John Douglas for their humourous remarks about him when he read a little poem he had made up about them and then presented them with a brilliant cartoon drawing of two infamous clerics - the warning was clear - be careful lest you ever become like those two!

A tribute on behalf of the Wylie family, to their parents, was brought by George, the eldest of the family. He thanked the Presbytery for all their kindness to his parents, both in the matter of providing a home for them and presenting them with such beautiful gifts. The Mayor of Ballymena, Councillor John McAuley, closed the proceedings with prayer.

Gleanings in Matthew's Gospel
By IAN R. K. PAISLEY

MATTHEW 5:13

"Ye are the salt of the earth." The Christian is salt both as a preservative and condiment.

MATTHEW 5:13,14,15

"Salt . . . light . . . a city."

Three metaphors of a Christian.

(1) The Christian is salt, he has CHARACTER.

(2) The Christian is the light of the world, he has COMMISSION.

(3) The Christian is a city set on a hill which cannot be hid, he is CONSPICUOUS.

MATTHEW 5:17

"Think not that I am come to destroy the low and the prophets. I am not come to destroy but to fulfil." Fulfil to fill full or bring to the overflowing.

The ceremonial law has been brought to the overflowing in the perfecting of all its shadows in Christ the Substance and in the completion of all its types in Christ the Antitype. The moral law has been brought to the end, the overflowing, by Christ's fulfilment of its every precept. He having fulfilled "all righteousness" is the end of the low, its grand finale, "for righteousness to every one that believeth." Romans 10: 4. Christ is also the filler up of the prophets. For example, we can only understand Isaiah chapter fifty-three by the unveiling of His Life and Death and Resurrection in the Gospels and in the Book of the Acts of the Apostles.

MATTHEW 5:20

"For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the Scr-bes and Phorisees, ye shall in no case enter into the Kingdom of heaven."

Here we have the condition of entrance into the Kingdom of God. This is not law but gospel. The way into the Kingdom is not by the deeds of the law, upon which the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees rested.

The word of the gospel is this: "Therefore by the deeds of the law, there shall be no flesh justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God is manifested being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe." Romans 3:20, 21, 23. This is the righteousness which exceeds the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees. By this righteousness, the imputed righteousness of Christ received by faith alone, we enter into the Kingdom of God.

In his "Pilgrim's Progress" John Bunyan has a beautiful exposition of this precious righteousness in the discourse of Greatheart. We refer our readers to it.

To Be continued

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Free Presbyterian Missionaries

MORRIS BAXTER (Hillsborough) FAITH MISSION BIBLE COLLEGE

"At the end of June we will all be moving out to our various Summer Beach missions for the eight weeks Summer period. God willing, after that I will be going to the Missionary School of Medicine, as I received a letter of acceptance for the course beginning on 18th September.

"Do pray that the Lord will prepare us each one for the task which He has planned for us."

JOHN & NORANNA HANNA (Ballymoney) SPAIN

"We have returned for a further course at language school which for me will lost until July 2nd. Noranna is doing a short course of four weeks, and we hope she will be able to do another short course at a later date.

"We have commenced a tape cassette ministry. We leave pre-recorded tapes of gospel music and gospel messages with those who have applied for the Bible course which we offered during our literature distribution work.

"We are both keeping well and still struggling with Spanish. We do appreciate your interest and prayers for us."

ROSS & CLARE HARBINSON (Martyrs) SOUTH AUSTRALIA

"A young American evangelist has just held a mission for one week in the Baptist church here in Whyalla. The pastor asked me to bring books and have 3 bookstall there each night, which of course I was very pleased to do. Several people responded each night to the appeal. Over 20 registered their decision for Christ. We praise the Lord for these droppings, but how we long to see showers of blessing in this very needy and sinful city. We trust also that the many books that were sold during the mission may be the means of uplift and blessing.

"I am glad to say that our son Jamie's health is greatly improved and he has not had any more attacks of asthma for a few months. We praise the Lord for this and also thank you for your prayers.

DAVID & MAUD CARSON (Martyrs) LIBERIA

"We had a blessed day today as we attended and took part in a Memorial Service for one of the National church leaders. This brother has been a believer for more than 20 years, and just two weeks ago God called him to higher service. Believers come from for and wide to join in the service and pay their respects and tribute to him. Two [12] Evangelists who had gone through our Bible school with him told with deep feeling of his life in Bible school. His wife was blind and he had to do much of the work of housekeeping and cooking, yet never a word of complaint. Others told of his service to and in the church.

"Not only did the people testify to this brother's fruitful life, but they gave of their substance to help the widow left behind. There were perhaps 350 or 400 people at the service: some had travelled 200 miles to attend. It was a great witness to and for the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

"We keep busy with our school of teenagers. As I write, Maud is having a meeting with them. What potential if we can see them won for Christ."

 JOHN & ANN TODD (Martyrs) BOB JONES UNIVERSITY

"I am sure you all were surprised to hear about John. Things can happen in an instant. John has never had any trouble before. He fainted; and was a lot worse the next day, so we went over to the University hospital. After taking a couple of tests they sent us to another hospital. We went by ambulance. They had John strapped on the stretcher; you would have thought he was dying. It is funny when I think of it now, but it was not so funny at the time. They discovered John had had the start of a bleeding ulcer, and the reason why he was so weak was that he had been losing blood.

"He has it all behind him now, and as long as he takes his tablets and sticks to his diet he will be all right. He is a great deal better and is getting his colour back gradually.

"We are going to Philadelphia for 10 weeks and John will be preaching there. We will be down the lost Sunday in June and also the months of July and August. We are looking forward to the change."

HETTY HYLANDS (Martyrs) REDCLIFFE MISSIONARY COLLEGE


"I have just received a letter from Child Evangelism Fellowship to say that I have been accepted as a Summer missionary. I will be down South for two weeks in July. I would really value your prayers that the Lord would prepare my heart that I may be a channel for Him to work through to reach the children. The children down South are really open to the gospel.

"Brian and Pat Green have been really kind to me, and I thank the Lord for their fellowship. Pray for them that the Lord would really bless their ministry. England is such a dark country and is so hard to the gospel.

Many thanks to everyone at home for their prayers and support and the fellowship which they have shared with me." [13]

TOM & DOREEN LEWIS (Dunmurry) MUNICH

"The work in the Munich Yugoslav church goes on with a good number now regularly attending.

"Our plans and preparations are already in progress for our 1978 summer outreach to Yugoslavs and Albanians. We need much prayer as we plan again this year's witness in Germany, Switzerland and W. Austria. Here are some of the needs we are looking to the Lord to meet:-

"(1) Spiritual men who will be ready to give themselves fully to the task of evangelism.

"(2) Accommodation to be found for the team in each area.

"(3) Finances to cover literature and travel costs.

"(4) Protection for the team as we travel to different areas or countries.

"We are encouraged by the response from the Albanian radio broadcasts and are receiving approximately 6-10 letters a week from listeners. A number have told how they have trusted the Lord as a result of hearing the message. Almost all of the letters come from Albanians living In Southern Yugoslavia. The broadcasts are being picked up loud and clear inside Albania. How thrilled we were to receive a letter from an Albanian who had recently escaped from Albania. It told how he and a friend listened regularly in Albania to the broadcasts. Hallelujah! Please continue to pray for these most strategic programmes."

FREDA & PETER GREEN (Martyrs) NEW TRIBES MISSION

"We finish here in the Language Institute on May, 26th, and will be travelling to Canada a few days later. Our address until the end of the year will be: 186 SYENHAM STREET, WOODSTOCK, ONTARIO N4S 7B9, CANADA.

"Our prayer requests would be:

"(1) Wisdom in the paper work involved for the field, and packing our barrels (what to take and what not to take).

"(2) That we would know God's will and His leading in future days.

"(3) A willingness to 'be involved' with others and give of ourselves in this area.

"(4) That we would be faithful witnesses wherever we are. It is easy to become slack in this area."


SHARON BLACK (Martyrs) BIBLE COLLEGE OF WALES

I have settled in well again and am enjoying this term very much. We had a terrific weekend when Audrey and Victor Maxwell and Dr. Bill Woods were here. They were like a breath of fresh air come into the place and we all enjoyed their ministry over the weekend.

"Raymond hopes to go this Summer to Brazil (Tarouaca) to work in the hospital with Dr. Tom Geddis. This is a great opportunity and will give him a real insight into the work there." [14]

The Charismatic Movement and Biblical Teaching on Tongues

The growth of Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movement cannot be denied. And it cannot be ignored. The World Council of Churches has estimated that by the year 2000, one half of the world's population will be non-white, and charismatic. Whether that projection is accurate or not is beside the point - the basic fact of the mushroom growth of the so-called Pentecostal experience is there for all to see.

To many people this seems to be a sign of a great spiritual awakening. But is it? Is the Charismatic movement scriptural or is it "another gospel"? And, indeed, on a wider front, is the entire modern tongues sneaking experience a reappearance of the gift of tongues practised in the early Church or is it a counterfeit and a delusion?

These are serious questions. Merely to ask them arouses all sorts of bitter reproach in some quarters, but they must be asked and answered. This is an area where clear, scriptural thinking is essential. No appeal to experience can be accepted as valid, we must govern our experience by the teaching of the inspired Word, and we must never trim the teaching of the Word with our experience.

In a new 64-page analysis of the Charismatic Movement and Biblical Teaching on Tongues, Rev. John Douglas puts the entire Pentecostal/Charismatic experience under the microscope of scripture. It is a devastating critique. Where others snip at the branches of the modern delusion, Mr. Douglas lays the axe of truth to the root.

He deals first with the Charismatic Movement and leaves no room for doubt that the Bible is against it. He also emphasises the ecumenical significance of the movement for, as one Charismatic leader said recently "to be Charismatic you must be ecumenical." Mr Douglas devotes the second section of his book to the whole issue of tongues. This is the best treatment of the subject which we have seen and deserve the close study of every believer.

The Free Presbyterian Church needs to be strong in its scriptural opposition to all false so-called pentecostal experience. Most other churches have been infiltrated and divided by tongues speakers, and we need ever to be on our guard. Mr. Douglas's book is a valuable contribution to the battle we need to wage against this dangerous error. [16]

The Ecumenical Movement headed up in the World Council of Churches among apostate Protestants and the Vatican Secretariat for the Promotion of Unity in the Church of Rome has suddenly come to life. It has received its counterfeit Pentecost and this of course is what "New Pentecostalism" is all about. It is quite evident that this Movement is a counterfeit because it is a propagation of the satanic lie. The Bible, the supreme rule of faith and practice, states clearly: "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" (I John4:3) Further, we are told that the way to know the Spirit of God is by this great test question concerning Jesus Christ coming in the flesh (I John 4:2). This scripture establishes the pre-existence of the Lord Jesus Christ before He was born. Christ was the only Person that had a life before His Birth. The Scriptures make it clear that Christ's coming in the flesh was on Incarnation. He was God manifest in flesh and His Incarnation was by the Virgin Birth. Yet many thousands of the participants and many of the leaders who speak in tongues in the Charismatic Movement deny the Virgin Birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. In other words they have the spirit of antichrist. Remember the Devil's challenge to Christ was always prefaced with the words "if thou be the Son of God."

Moreover, the cardinals, archbishops, bishops, priests, friars, monks and nuns of Rome caught up and leading the Charismatic Movement all testify that since they received this "baptism" they love the Church of Rome more, they venerate and worship Mary more, they reverence and honour the flour and wafer god of the Mass more, and in fact they are more dedicated to the lying doctrines and idolatrous practises of the Church of Rome than ever before.

What further evidence need we that this movement is the religion of the Antichrist which shall prevail more and more until our Blessed Lord comes?

One should clearly note that when the door is shut and Christ has come the wail of the religious people is in fact the wail of a charismatic religious people, "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity" (Matthew 7:22 & 23). Notice that the Lord indicts their prophesying "in Jesus' Name," their casting out of devils "in Jesus' Name," their doing of many wonderful works "in Jesus' Name" as totally counterfeit and indeed works of iniquity.

Let us all heed this solemn warning from the lips of the Saviour.

We are happy to announce the publication of Rev. Douglas's important and timely book "The Charismatic Movement and Biblical Teaching on Tongues." We publish a review of this book on Page 14, and also a detailed review of O. Talmadge Spence's work "Charismatism - Awakening or Apostasy?"