My Email to the Baptist Union:
To whom it may concern,
I am just trying to find out if the Baptist Union believes in the Triune Godhead or does it now hold to a heretical view of Oneness/Modalism?
If yes, it puzzles me as to why ******** **** Baptist Centre Inc. has speakers that have publicly endorsed so called anointed prophets who deny the concept of the Trinity. One such couple that has been invited guests to this rather unusual Baptist Church is Rolland and Heidi Baker.
It has been well documented that Rolland Baker has said that William Branham is the most anointed man since Christ. However William Branham was most un-orthodox in his theology and one that I thought the Baptist Union would be wary of to say the very least.
For example what follows will show that he held to the Oneness/Jesus Only theology; he believed and taught Modalism which as far as I understood to be an heretical view according to most Baptists.
“Now my precious brothers – I know this is a tape also. Now don’t get excited. Let me say this with Godly love. The hours approached where I can’t hold still on these things no more… Trinitarianism is of the devil. I tell you that – Thus saith the Lord.”
(William Branham, Footprints on the Sands of Time: The autobiography of William Marrion Branham, Part Two
(Jeffersonville, IN: Spoken Word Publications, 1975), 606-7.)
“Why don’t you examine your baptism of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and that false ‘trinity’ it’s so-called…”
(William Braham, “Revelation Chapter Four #3 (Throne of Mercy and Judgment)” (Voice of God Recordings, Inc., 1961, audio tape #61-0108, side 2).
William Branham insisted that “believers baptized by a Trinitarian formula must be rebaptized in the name of Jesus only.”
(Burgess and McGee, Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, 95-96)
Regarding original sin Branham wrongly and publicly stated…
“Here is what actually happened in the Garden of Eden. The Word says that Eve was beguiled by the serpent. She was actually seduced by the serpent. He was as close to being a human that his seed could, and did mingle with that of the woman and cause her to conceive”
(William Branham, The Original Sin, pp. 2, 3)
Much more could be said about this self proclaimed prophet.
Having Rolland and Heidi Baker preach in a Baptist Church is disturbing. They are part of the Extreme Prophetic Movement which is questionable to say the least. They are involved with things that are scripturally unsound with practices such as Soaking Prayers which sounds very much like the monastic contemplative Lectio Divina that the Desert Fathers did. This is a form of Eastern Mysticism and meditation that is not found anywhere in the scriptures. May I suggest that you do some research and ask yourself how this so called new move of God is affecting the Truth of the Word of God by using subjective spiritual experiences as a foundation, and how eventually the Word of God is thought of as being something that can be de -constructed out of all objectivity because of Post-modern dialogue that inevitably follows such experiential philosophy. Soaking Prayers are NOT Biblical and are a form of Mysticism that will lead the Church into the last days Apostate church… we are well on the way if we find such practices within what used to be Biblically sound Churches.
What will we see next in these churches… ancient/vintage worship similar to the emergent church, labyrinths, Iconic worship like Catholic Churches who pray to Mary and other saints and think that the Eucharist is the actual body of Christ and encourage their members to Adore the Eucharist because the priest has changed the bread into the actual flesh of Christ by his invoking. I hope that you will look at this Church at ******** **** and question if the shepherd is leading the sheep astray.
I was not aware that Branhamism was so prevalent within Baptist circles…
Are you aware of these invited guests being constantly asked back even after people from that Church have expressed their concern and have been told not to question the Holy Spirit’s move by the Pastor of this Church?
Heidi Baker is part of the Global School of Supernatural Ministry
Recently ******** **** Baptist Centre Inc have had a man by the name of Rev. Darrel E. Stott, who believes that he has the Branham anointing because an Angel told him so. He has orbs of light that surround him and he calls these orbs angels. And he is the carrier of God’s Glory apparently. He says that Super Natural Glory Dust falls and rather puzzlingly he quotes Ez 1 to back this up… Poor exegetical hermeneutics to say the least. Am I to believe that these appearances of Glory Dust are Angels sent from God?
This Church has also had Rick and Rozi Penny who have an unorthodox approach for children….
Rick and Rozi Penny
are associated with Streams Ministries International since 1997 and are certified teachers for the ‘Streams Institute for Spiritual Development ‘(ISD).
They both operate under a “revivalist” anointing in ministry to the Body of Christ. Rick’s gift of exhortation and faith coupled with Rozi’s revelatory unction serve to ignite and encourage the hearts of believers. The Lord uses them to “stir up the gifts” in others and gives them insight into strongholds and roadblocks that hinder local bodies.
Their ministry gifts were birthed at World Harvest Bible College under Pastor Rod Parsley. During their association with Streams Ministries, God has built on these Pentecostal roots an understanding of dreams, visions, and the simple lifestyle of being “naturally supernatural.” This combination has given them a unique anointing for teaching and ministry.
A second angel of white light appears behind me and is traveling with us. I ask him, “Where are we going?” He says that we are going to translate as soon as we find our gate (portal).
I am witnessing a heavenly atmosphere that is growing thicker. Somehow, I know this atmosphere will soon will be released upon the Earth. During worship services, some people will be taken up to Heaven, joining in the worship of Heaven. In a similar way, the worship of Heaven will join with us in our worship on earth.
Soon, I am told that some people who serve God on the Earth will often translate into Heaven and interact with the angels and heavenly beings. Angels and heavenly beings will also return with them to work together on Earth. This will fulfill God’s will on Earth, as it is in Heaven, and like it has never been seen in human history. @Streams Ministries
They encourage Children into the Night Season and to document their visitations with angels…
In our dreams, or as I like to say “the Night Season”, is a very important way that God communicates to us. It is a language of the spirit that the church has lost that we need rediscover and help our children to learn.
Are You Training Your Children?
Here are some simple ways to build value in your child’s dream life, and glean some meaning:
1. Write down their dreams – create a dream journal
2.Have them draw pictures of their dreams
3.Have them act out their dreams (this can be really hilarious for the whole family)
4.Try to interpret their dreams, keep it simple
5.Review their dreams every 6 months
This kind of teaching is the very thing I did when I was involved with the occult. I practised all of these things and I was saved out of it. Now this kind of subjective experience is encouraging our children in the ways of the occult!
Much more can be said,,, but I fear that if this Church does not stop its unorthodox approach in allowing experience to interpret the bible as opposed to Sola-Scripture then this Church is on its way to becoming a Spiritualist Church, full of Gnosticism and mystic subjective experience.