But before I get into what the Bradford Pear can show us about the churches, I need to present the facts about the tree. 6:9-13 This, then, is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."This model prayer that Jesus taught the disciples to pray contains many important precepts.
But as I further investigated this verse I found that Richardson even ignored the true meaning of the FIRST half of the verse in favor of a few translations that use the phrase "eternity in their hearts".
At that time I didn’t know that Oral Roberts was carrying on the Word of Faith traditions of New Thought practitioners such as Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Essex Kenyan, Norman Vincent Peale, Robert Schuler, and many other false teachers of the time.
Though I didn’t know anything about Word of Faith or New Thought then I knew that the way they were representing Christianity was just not right somehow. Lewis called "Screwtape Letters" was a clever idea in exposing a number of tactics of the enemy.
At the same time, unfortunately, I see a lot of younger people who don't even recognize anymore that something is wrong.
This 4-DVD set is a combination of a condensed study on Church History and the Discernment Toolkit series which deals with the core doctrines of the Church and how to use them to discern error.
I began to notice how that tree has proliferated almost everywhere and then my wife looked up the information on this tree on the web.