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Former drummer for Gary Lewis and The Playboys and The Coasters. Tim has also played with Paul Baloche, Lincoln Brewster, Darlene Zscech and Hillsongs, Jeff Fenholt, SteveCamp among others. Tim founded The Simply Agape Project in 2001 to get free Christian music to the troops. Recordings have been made with Tim, and friends Alex Acuna, Abe Laboriel SR, Justo Almario,Steve Camp , Jared Ming and some wonderful Independant Christian artists.The Somebody Brave CD also features words of encouragment to the soldiers from Pastors, Moms, Dads, and Lt Col Brian Birdwell a Pentegon 9/11 survivor Tim is married to Donna Wirth and has four children Alan 25,Steven 23, Brittany 22, Bethany 21. Tim has played in numerous churchs as well as shows on TBN. Tim has also performed on JCTV on the show Generation Worship featuring worship leader Jared Ming. Tim has a book published worldwide titled "Pass The Plate And Let Us Prey" (My Search For Black and White Christianity in a Gray Nation)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fighting For The Truth

Well the Concerned Nazarenes group has once again become a topic of conversation over at the Naz Net website. I have got to say Im glad they are still reading our FB page.
My bigger concern is not Naz Net but yet the ongoing battle for the truth which you can only find in Gods Word because all other truth is relative.
A much wiser man than me has said false teachers aren't necessarily even that obvious. They don't wear badges identifying themselves as apostates. They usually try hard not to stand out as enemies of truth. They pretend devotion to Christ and demand tolerance from Christ's follower's.Rarely are their assaults on the truth open and head on attacks. Instead they prefer to work underground,drilling little holes in the foundations of truth itself (Gods Word). They do this by suggesting subtle re-definitions, by making crafty modifications,or by suggesting that contemporary Christianity needs to re-imagine,update,or simply jettison some supposedly obsolete doctrine. They usually try to sound as innocuous as possible while planting as many doubts as they can.That is why Jude was speaking about when he warned about false teachers that "have crept in unnoticed" (v4). He was not describing an utter pagan who slipped in the side door under the clock of disguise and covertly attended a single church service. He was talking about people who had already gained widespread acceptance and respect as members of the flock. In the worst cases, they had attained some status as leaders and teachers in the church. (and I group many from Naz Net into this category).
I compare some of these folks to the early Gnostics.
Gnosticism was not a single, unified cult. Gnostic thinking offered the possibility of designer religion. Making God into your own image. A false teacher could basically form their own sect. All truth was relative because there was no real truth. It was all what your conversation made the truth to be. That is why gnosticism as a system as a system wasn't easy to to refute and wasn't easy to describe. The ideas of one gnostic group was not all the time held by another. Sound familiar? Sounds like the Emergent Church doesn't it?
All that plus the return to Rome.
Many will state.
Well the early church meditated and chanted.
People are getting very comfortable with grouping the Eucharist and the sacraments together. Listen to Jon Middendorf at the end of the M7 conference. In my opinion this is Jon promoting a return to Rome and its practices.
Also google Greg Horton to see the company Jon (used) to keep as well as part of his church as well as part of his Wired Parish radio programs.
To be fair to Jon I don't know that he still keeps company with the non believer Greg Horton but Greg was an active part of Jons church and radio broadcasts which shows a lack of discernment on Jons part.
As well as Jon and his father still endorse and promote the Emergent Church through authors like Len Sweet who they partner with and expose other to.


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