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The Alnors: A Review

Note*this article compiled with some information submitted by another party

Bill and Jackie Alnor’s publishing ministry includes: The Christian Sentinel magazine, Alien Gazette and Cultlink > http://www.cultlink.com/. Bill is the pastor of the Calvary Chapel of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania > http://cclv.org/— “ a Bible study associated with the Calvary Chapel movement that quickly spun into a church.”  He teaches journalism part time at Temple University, while earning his Ph.D. in Mass Media and Communications. 

Due to their association with many discussed in our articles, including Jacob Prasch, it's appropriate to see who they are and their endorsements of many involved in the ecumenical movement.

There was a Prophecy Seminar held in January/2000,  “Planned for the immediate future is a Jan. 28 and 29 Bible Prophecy seminar featuring some great speakers. We also have internationally known author Dave Hunt visiting on Sunday, Feb. 13 for two services. Dave is the author of many books, including The Seduction of Christianity and A Woman Rides the Beast.  http://cclv.org/aboutus.htm

About our Pastor

Pastor Bill Alnor's path to the ministry went through such places as the news media and the college classroom. Although he is a tentmaker; involved in many other activities outside Calvary Chapel of the Lehigh Valley, he loves teaching God's Word. He was the teacher of the Mars Hill Bible Study at Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia for several years prior to planting Calvary Chapel of the Lehigh Valley. He has also spoken at many Calvary Chapels throughout the United States, including Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa and the Calvary Chapel Bible College in California.

Outside the pulpit, Bill is an award-winning journalist and author, and is a nationally recognized religion writer. He is also a sought-after public speaker, and has spoken at dozens of conferences and churches throughout the U.S. Following a stint as a daily newspaper reporter in the Philadelphia area in the 1980s, Bill went on to specialize in writing about religious trends, and has written more than 500 articles on new religions and cults, as well as two cover stories for the Philadelphia Inquirer's Sunday magazine.

He is author of four books, including UFO Cults and the New Millennium  (1998), Heaven Can't Wait  (1995), UFOs in the New Age  (1992 - all from Baker Book House) and Soothsayers of the Second Advent  (1989, Fleming H. Revell). Bill has also appeared on numerous national and local radio and television shows on the cults and religion including "20/20" (NBC), "A Current Affair" (FOX), "Inside Edition" (NBC), "People are Talking," Channel 6's (Phila.) "Perspectives," and many others. 

After leaving the Delaware County Daily Times  in 1987, Bill became the editor of the religious world's biweekly insiders' newsletter, National and International Religion Report. He became news editor and later a contributing writer for the quarterly magazine founded by the late Dr. Walter Martin. He has written for the largest evangelical Christian magazines in the world, including Christianity Today, Moody Monthly, Eternity, The Christian Herald, The Spiritual Counterfeits Project Journal and Newsletter,  and the Cult Awareness Network News. He has also written numerous articles for the Religious News Service that have appeared in newspapers and magazines worldwide.

Bill, who also has several years of seminary training under his belt (Westminster Theological Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary), is also committed to the education of journalists.

In their Upcoming Events was the ad for the Seminar with information on their speakers: http://cclv.org/events.htm

 Speakers:

Jacob Prasch,  Director of Moriel Ministries and internationally known Jewish evangelist   

Jacob Prasch is Director of Moriel Ministries, with offices in England, Australia, South Africa, and the United States. Jacob has been an evangelist among the Jews for nearly 20 years, with nine of those years spent in Israel. He lectures in Judaism and New Testament at Midlands Bible Institute in Wolverhampton, England and is seen as one of the leading Hebrew-speaking evangelists in Europe. His strong grasp of midrashic hermeneutics in the New Testament narrative, along with his frequent travels to Israel and the European Union territories, gives him a unique understanding of the signs of our times. He is a captivating orator: when Jacob teaches, nobody drifts off to sleep. 

Jack Taylor, Assistant Pastor, Calvary Chapel Philadelphia

Jack Taylor, who has pastored numerous churches in the Philadelphia area, is an assisting pastor at Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia where he teaches the Monday night over 50s Bible study.  Jack, a compelling speaker, has a profound understanding of God's Word and he strongly stresses Bible prophecy and the lateness of the times. 

Bob Anderson, Director of Watchman Fellowship - Pennsylvania

Bob Anderson, director of Watchman Fellowship Pennsylvania office near Pittsburgh, is a former radio and television broadcaster and television executive who has been involved in Christian work for over 20 years.  He is also host of the national television show, Exposing the Lie, which is seen on Christian television networks and via satellite.  He is also the host of a Christian radio talk show in Pittsburgh.  Although he is an expert on the cults and the occult, he has also written on Bible prophecy, devoting several chapters on the topic for Bible prophecy books published by Harvest House and New Leaf Press. He has spoken at many churches and conferences nationwide. 

Bill Alnor, Pastor of Calvary Chapel of the Lehigh Valley and publisher of The Christian Sentinel

Bill Alnor is pastor of Calvary Chapel of the Lehigh Valley and is editor and publisher of The Christian Sentinel  Magazine. He has also written four books that touch on Bible prophecy themes. They are Soothsayers of the Second Advent,  UFOs in the New Age,  Heaven Can’t Wait,  and UFO Cults and the New Millennium.  He is finishing his Ph.D. work at Temple University in Philadelphia where he has taught for more than 10 years. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including 20/20, Inside Edition and A Current Affair. 

The Links and Ministries promoted from Calvary Chapel of the Lehigh Valley [Pastor Bill Alnor] Home Links  >http://cclv.org/links.htm

Recommended Sites 

Calvary Chapel Library         

The Berean Call (Dave Hunt)

Servant Quarters (Gayle Irwin)        

Harvest Crusade (Greg Laurie)

Religious News at Goshen Net       

Moriel Ministries International (Jacob Prasch)

Institute for Creation Research            

Questions on the Bible

Help with Cults and the Occult

Apologia Report (Rich Poll)  

Eastern Christian Outreach (EChO, Inc.) Bill Alnor, President

Spiritual Counterfeits Project (Tal Brooke) 

Reasoning Through the Scriptures Ministries (Dr. Ron Rhodes)

Bible Study

Blue Letter Bible (Chuck Misslers Koinoinia)          Bible Helps

Bible study aids, concordance,commentaries, word-search, etc.

Matthew Henry Commentary (Wheaton)         

Local Links

Hackman's Bible Book Store            The Lehigh Valley

The Morning Call        RegionOnline Lehigh Valley

Miscellaneous

Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches (Find affiliated churches - US & Worldwide) A Christian Spotlight on the Movies

Beantown (for kids)  

Jerusalem Post

Featured prominently on their Cultlink homepage is the advertisement for the Alnor’s new video, The Great Apostacy: The Lost Sign, with the Pope, Kenneth Copeland, Paul and Jan Crouch, Benny Hinn, Oral and Richard Roberts and Kenneth Hagin plastered on the cover. It promises to document religious deception in the church from the early 1900s until today with actual footage—100 film clips—of preachers “in the very act of deception”—“the lying signs and wonders in the church that are preparing people to receive the antichrist.” 

Jacob Prasch of Moriel Ministries comments:

I appreciate the tremendous work by Bill and Jackie Alnor in producing "The Great Apostasy." The speed at which the deception Jesus said would come in the Last Days prior to His return has arrived and can be almost frightening. More frightening however is the willingness of so many once staunch evangelicals to compromise with it. I praise the Lord for this video. If this does convince someone that things have gone terribly wrong, nothing I know of, short of the return of Jesus Himself, will bring these abominations in His house into judgment.  J. Jacob Prasch  http://www.cultlink.com/ads/grapostasy.html

Michael Penfold adds:

Without doubt the most shocking video exposing the charismatic movement ever produced. Starting at Azusa Street and going through from Wigglesworth to Benny Hinn you will be stunned at this documentary. Hear and see the most amazing teachings and practices ever captured on film. 90 minutes.

 -Michael Penfold, Penfold Book & Bible House, London, England 

Bill Alnor writes HOLY LAUGHTER--IS IT BIBLICAL? 

If you haven't seen the latest "wave of the charismatic spirit" that is rolling in all over then you probably can't get the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in your area. Here's the scene:

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The man is "evangelist" Rodney Howard-Browne (RHB), a South African "missionary" to the United States who claims to be bringing in the latest "wave of the Holy Spirit," yet as one radio minister has said, "it is the greatest indignity to God yet." He has been holding "revivals" in the states since 1987 though he's just recently come to the forefront through the vehicle of TBN which has been televising the theatrics. The 7,000 who daily attended his recent crusade in St. Louis were greeted as they walked in by a large sign that read: "THIS MEETING IS NOT FOR PHARISEES, SADUCEES, AND WOULDN'T SEES." This is how RHB poisons the well to prevent any dissenters from resisting.

TBN founders Paul and Jan Crouch have accepted RHB's explanation for the phenomenon as a move of God bringing people to experience the "JOY" of the Lord. The proof text is Romans 14:17: "For the kingdom of God is...righteousness and peace and JOY in the Holy Spirit." In the May 1994 issue of TBN's newsletter they state, "Laughter is a seemingly new demonstration of the Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit...People are literally over-powered with laughter in the Spirit at his (RHB) meetings."

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Reports have come in that the phenomenon is splitting churches apart. Pastors who make a stand against it are losing their people to churches that accept it as a "move of God." At a recent Calvary Chapel Pastors Leadership meeting, Chuck Smith warned the other pastors to be aware of the strange fire and to take a stand against it coming into Calvary Chapels. 

The Christian Sentinel magazine, Alien Gazette and Cultlink are a publishing ministry of:  Eastern Christian Outreach, Inc. P.O. Box 133 Walnutport, PA 18088-0133 [Same as Cultlink. Found  http://www.cultlink.com/  ] http://www.cultlink.com/sentinel/rhb.html

Christian Sentinel >http://www.cultlink.com/sentinel/articles/future.html

"BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO READS"

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In November,1886, Christian theologians from around the world gathered together in Chicago for the Prophetic Studies of the International Prophetic Conference, to exchange ideas about the long-neglected subject of eschatology. World-renowned Bible teacher D. L. Moody sent in his contribution, being unable to attend personally. The speeches were gathered in a one-volume book. The preface reads: The conference gave no opportunity for modern prophets to ventilate their calculations or speculations. It was rather an occasion for students of prophecy to present the weighty matters found in the written word concerning "last times" and "last things." The brethren who were appointed to bring to the conference the results of prayerful and careful Bible study are neither idle star-gazers, erratic time-setters, nor theological adventurers.

These men understood the importance of correctly handling the word of truth with reverence, "'. . . for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy'" (Revelation 19:10). Without prophecy, we would have no Bible. If the devil could discredit Bible prophecy, he could eliminate Christianity.

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With that much said, I can recommend most works of other prophecy teachers like John Walvoord*, David Lewis, David Breese*, Chuck Smith, and others. 

Editors Note: *Walvoord has endorsed The Gospel of Jesus Christ: An Evangelical Celebration

* David Breese is a member of the secretive Council for National Policy [CNP] 

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In September, 1999 Constance Cumbey sent out an e-mail about her associations with the Alnors:  

Dear Lois:

Jackie is somebody who has hung around for a long time on supposedly anti-New Age work.  She married a reporter for ETERNITY Magazine* which had a vested interest (they were pro Jeremy Rifkin, sympathetic to New Age Movement) in silencing legitimate anti-New Age work.  Evangelical Ministries to New Religions hosted some disinformation conferences.  In 1983 they tried to set me up in southern California.  It backfired on them.  In March 1985 they held a conference at the Denver Seminary.  We found out that security guards had been hired just in case I showed up.  It was supposedly an anti-New Age seminary.  They hired J. Gordon Melton, a prominent New Ager to present a paper called A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF THE RAINBOW.  Basically it was the New Age evangelical caucus pretending to fight the New Age.  This was EMNR (Evangelical Ministries to New Religions). Then in 1987 it was a combination of Doug Coe (a Mark Hatfield associate), EMNR, SCP (Spiritual Counterfeits Project), Regent College (Vancouver, B.C.), Denver Seminary forces combining to host the Gold Lake Conference in Boulder, Colorado.  Barbara Marx Hubbard was invited to chair that event at their invitation.  Jackie Alnor who was then Jackie Miller met her husband at a conference where I was one of the speakers in Phoenix in 1987.  He kept pressing me for an interview and with the treatment the [whole] subject had received from ETERNITY and knowing of his associations with Eric Pement, et al, I refused.  I did not denounce him publicly as Jackie claims; however, I did let my audience know of the posture ETERNITY MAGAZINE had taken in the entire struggle and that generally the magazine had not been our friend. 

They married.  Bill Alnor went on to head EMNR (what a surprise) and wrote a book, again attacking what contained actionable material.  I nearly sued. He took excesses by very flaky evangelical/fundamentalist movements such as the datesetter whose name was I believe Edgar Whisenant.  Then with headlines he accomplished something that was clearly actionable.  The chapter was headed CONSIDER THE SOURCE.  I was the alleged source. 

I saw Jackie hanging around on our bulletin boards and email lists and sent her a couple of messages.  Dave Hunt was a false friend for several years until I cut it off in October of 1987.  I kept the matter private, however,

Jackie's postings forced me to respond and are bringing it to a head.  Maybe it was time that people know how insidious this battle has really been. Feel free to pass this on.  

Sincerely,

CONSTANCE E. CUMBEY  

[*Ed. Note: Alnor fails to mention his position with ETERNITY Magazine in his biographical material on either his Christian Sentinel web site or his Calvary Chapel of the Lehigh Valley web site.]

UPDATE:

On May 26, 2000 we received an email from Mr. Bill Alnor. I have enclosed his email comments after the response I sent him, so that all statements are revealed. Following that is a further update, a response from Mr. Alnor to the following email. It too, is posted in it's entirety . 

Subject: Re: [*Ed. Note: Alnor fails to mention his position with Eternity magazine
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 14:23:32 -0600
From: vdillen <vdillen_vdil@...>
To: William Alnor <WAlnor@vm.temple.edu>

Dear Mr. Alnor,

First, I will point out, "The Alnor Review," you are referring to was not written by myself--and seems thoroughly documented from firsthand sources--for example, your website. Secondly--I have written my source for validation of the claims. Anything that has been inadvertently placed in any of the reports that is inaccurate will be corrected. Since all is well documented, it shouldn't be a problem to view the first hand sources where the information was acquired.

The correspondence between C. Cumbey and yourselves was circulated publicly and is no new secret. It is unclear why that would even be of concern to yourselves. Further, you state:

Mr Alnor wrote>>The stuff about EMNR is outrageous. I am not associated with EMNR, and when I was I stood firmly against other EMNR board members -- including Eric Pement.>

Since you have stated here that you were associated with EMNR and stood against other Board members---that says to me your were a Board member----could you please explain in detail what your issues are regarding what is stated in The Alnor Review. We wish to be totally accurate when quoting people's statements and will gladly post all your statements refuting the alleged false information with any needed corrections. Please be precise and include the quote that you are refuting so the correction can be placed in the right spot.

Further, the information in the article provides biographical material from your own information and Jackie's. How is that "What about not bearing false witness against a brother. You people are just plain liars." ??

Please explain what is inaccurate about this?:

"Bill Alnor thinks of himself as an expert on UFOlogy [study of New Age UFO sightings and their affect on Christian beliefs]. He has written UFO Cults and the New Millennium, he produces (on line) the Alien Gazette, which attempts to keep up with new trends in ufology, described as “compelling articles on UFOs”; adding, “With the Christian Sentinel we hope to push this publication into cutting edge journalism – and especially into areas of media criticism and investigative reporting.”

Do you not write with knowledge and authority and documentation on these subjects? Do you not expect people to believe what you have to say about these things, thus making you an expert or credible source in this field?

I am amazed at how quickly "Christian" ministers threaten people with law suit. Peter Michas and associates, Jacob Prasch, and now yourself are very quick to threaten with lawsuit and use verbal abuse and name calling. Being that each, including yourself, makes claims to be a servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, how do you justify that thinking? Being that each claims to be a pastor of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I would really like a Scriptural basis for that and the vitriol that invariably accompanies so many "critiques."

If I were not of the Lord, are there no Scriptures you can think of that would cover you being "unjustly persecuted" by myself and others? The Scriptures are clear---a true witness delivers souls. What you and so many of these so called leaders have presented to me by your behaviour and words--is nothing that would win me to the Lord--if I didn't already know Him. Shame on you.!!!

Romans 12:14
"Bless them which persecute you: bless and curse not."

Romans 12:17
"Recompense no man evil for evil..."

1 Peter 2:1
"Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,"

Matthew 5:22
"But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Ra-ca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire."

Matthew 5:10-12
"Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you."

Matthew 5:44
"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust."

1 Peter 4:12-14,16
"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified... Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf."

John 15:18-21
" If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not Him that sent me."

John 16:33
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

Matthew 10:23
"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved."

Mark 13:13
" And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."

Luke 6:27-29
"But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also."

Romans 12:19
"Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord."

Accompanying Cumbey’s past history with the Alnors, were two letters from the Law Offices of Cumbey & Associates. One letter was written to Richard Abanes* who is a self-described “religion researcher and investigative reporter.” The other letter was sent to Bill and Jackie Alnor. Cumbey demanded a retraction for material in Abanes’ book Fishing in Muddy Waters attributed to the Alnors. Cumbey’s letter to the Alnors [9/28/99] states:

“…I have more than enough material from you and Jackie to abundantly show malice, a necessary element to a recovery of punitive/exemplary damages in slander & libel litigation.  Damages will be easy to show.

 Since I have seen this in a number of secular books over the past two years as well, and could not figure out where writers such as James Garner had gotten it, for the moment, I am assuming you are the source.  I saw the same information in Noah Hutching's book -- he is issuing a retraction.

For the record, I have never (1) called Robertson the antichrist; nor (2) issued any type of retraction for any statements made against him whatsoever.  I stand by all statements I have ever made about the man.  I did draw some well known parallels between what Benjamin Creme was claiming and what Pat Robertson was teaching.  I also quoted Pat Robertson's very public declarations that when the Bible says "every eye shall behold him, it means on television."  These were absolutely truthful statements and were carefully footnoted by me.

I am hard-copying this demand and sending it on to your publisher(s) as well.   You have 14 days to issue a public retraction as wide as the dissemination of the false material from the date of this demand.

 Do not count on the fact that I did not sue you as I should have for your equally libelous materials in SOOTHSAYERS OF THE 2ND EVENT [an Alnor book]….

Sincerely, 

CONSTANCE E. CUMBEY

Editors Note: *Abanes’ web site, the Religious Information Center  

 “…was established to meet society's need for concise and accurate data on cults, the occult, world religions, and new religious movements.” Abanes adds that his work has been endorsed by “Rabbi Abraham Cooper (Simon Wiesenthal Center), Dr. Norman Geisler (Dean, Southern Evangelical Seminary), D. James Kennedy [CNP] (Senior Pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church), and Rick Warren (Senior Pastor, Saddleback Community Church).”

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A review of Dave Hunt’s book by Jackie Alnor:

A Woman Rides the Beast

by Dave Hunt, 1994 Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, Oregon.

Reviewed by Jackie Alnor, The Christian Sentinel Óð 1995

“Dave Hunt is once again on target in sounding a much-needed alarm to a sleeping, apathetic church, reminding us to hold fast to the principles of the Reformation for which our spiritual ancestors fought and many shed their blood rather than recant the truth.

He has demonstrated once again in his latest labor of love that he is not afraid of controversy for the sake of truth even if it puts him out of favor with the academically correct evangelicals who are compromising the Gospel for the sake of unity with the Roman Catholic Church.

A Woman Rides the Beast flies in the face of the ecumenical movement that is trying to break down the barriers that separate the evangelical church from the Roman church. Such documents as "Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the 3rd Millennium," signed by leading figures in evangelical Christianity such as Pat Robertson, Charles Colson and J. I. Packer, whitewash the timeless truths of the Reformation for the sake of temporal political and societal expediency. History is being ignored and sometimes rewritten in an effort to see Catholicism as merely another Christian denomination and the Reformation as a semantical misunderstanding.

This timely book is a lesson on the historical past, the prophetic future and the perilous present. The premise is that the historic Roman Catholic Church fits all the characteristics of the woman who rides the beast in the 17th chapter of the book of Revelation. The text gives many clues as to her identity and Hunt makes a solid case for believing that it is describing the Roman Catholic Church. No other entity yet known fits the description and it seems highly unlikely that such an entity will arise out of a vacuum some time in the future.

Some of the clues gleaned from Revelation concerning the woman are examined in detail, including:

She is a city built on seven hills or mountains (Rome has historically been called the City on Seven Hills).

She is called "Mystery Babylon" (Catholicism uses the term "mystery" often in its dogma).

She is in league with earthly kings and reigns over them (The Catholic Church is the only religious organization with ambassadors and a city that is a sovereign country).

She is called a "whore" in a spiritual sense, so she must be a religious entity that claims to belong to God.

She is clothed in purple and scarlet. (Cardinals all wear red and so does the pope in his finery.)

She’s identified as a woman. (Catholics call themselves the "Mother church" and give a woman, Mary, a prominent position.)

She has a golden cup (chalice) in her hand. (Need I elaborate more?)

She’s clothed with gold and precious stones. (There is gold on every Catholic altar even in the poorest parishes. Rome’s real estate holdings and art collections are too costly to estimate.)

She is the Mother of harlots. (Rome’s priests are frequently involved in immorality due to the difficulty in keeping their celibacy vows.)

She is drunk on the blood of the saints. (Remember the Inquisitions? How many people like John Hus has the Roman church killed for upholding the Word of God? Rome would have us forget.)

She is the mother of abominations. (Abominations is a term used in the Old Testament to describe idol worshippers; what church has more idols and bows down to a host?)

Hunt does a thorough job of dissecting the doctrines and dogmas of the Catholic Church to prove that she has a gospel of sacramental works and does not teach salvation by grace through faith though evangelicals today try to say she does.

One of the doctrines he takes on is that of apostolic succession and papal infallibility. The two go hand in hand. He spends a large bulk of time documenting papal atrocities down through the centuries. It is a good lesson is history. Although I studied this in the church history courses in Bible college, I am dumbfounded to read some of the horror stories of popes with mistresses and illegitimate offspring, of the papal office being bought and of all the immoral unconscionable edicts that were put out to eliminate any opposition to Rome’s hold of both religious and secular power.

Some say this may be stretching it a bit (I don’t agree), but did you know that the term, "Vicar of Christ" that is used to describe the pope actually means anti-Christ. Vicar, taken from "vicarious," is the Latin equivalent of the Greek "anti" and antichrist means another Christ or instead of Christ, which is the same meaning the Catholics give to it. (Yet Hunt thinks a future pope will be the false prophet, not the antichrist). The pope is also called "Holy Father" and his subjects bow down to him in homage, something Hunt points out that the apostle Peter did not allow anyone to do to him, yet they claim to sit in the seat of Peter, whom they falsely claim was the first pope.

Other Roman heresies Hunt takes apart that fit the description of "abominations" include Purgatory, indulgences, relics, and the Mass (which is the core of the Catholic church), and a continual blasphemy that they call the "unbloody sacrifice." Hunt points out that without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness for sins and that Jesus never would have told us to literally drink His blood because the drinking of blood was forbidden in the Jewish sacrifices which were prototypes of His sacrifice. Can any evangelical be in fellowship with those who put Jesus to open shame daily on thousands of altars every day?

Rather than agreeing not to proselytize Catholics (which is what was signed by both sides in their covenant), Hunt encourages evangelicals to share the true gospel of grace with them and tell them to trust in Jesus (not through Mary) and give their lives over to Him, not trusting in their false church for their salvation. To do otherwise is to disobey the Lord Himself who told us to make disciples of all the nations and to teach them to observe all that He commanded us.

This book is a valuable lesson for us in these perilous times. It is a wake-up call to stand firm for the truth and to shun the folly of the academically correct propaganda being rammed down our throats from so-called theologians. The ecumenical movement is gaining steam and is leading the way in these last days toward the long ago prophesied great falling away and a false one-world religion.

Hunt puts it this way: "Paul wrote: ‘Though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed’ (Galatians 1:8). He was referring to those of his day who ‘pervert the gospel of Christ’ (verse 7). These ‘Judaizing’ legalists, while partly affirming the true gospel, also declared that, in addition, one had to be circumcised and keep the law (Acts 15:24). That addendum perverted the gospel and brought Paul’s curse upon them. Catholicism has had 15 centuries to add things to the gospel that the Judaizers never imagined. It merits Paul’s curse."

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Alnor & UFOlogy

Bill Alnor thinks of himself as an expert on UFOlogy [study of New Age UFO sightings and their affect on Christian beliefs].  He has written UFO Cults and the New Millennium, he produces (on line) the Alien Gazette, which attempts to keep up with new trends in ufology, described as “compelling articles on UFOs”; adding, “With the Christian Sentinel we hope to push this publication into cutting edge journalism – and especially into areas of media criticism and investigative reporting.”

 http://www.cultlink.com/ads/ufosnewageadv.htm

UFOs in the New Age: Extraterrestrial Messages and the Truth of Scripture Book Description

Here is a fascinating summary of the history and trends of UFOlogy by cult expert and award-winning journalist Bill Alnor. He takes us beyond the harmless fantasy about lovable ETs and exposes the distortion of Christian beliefs and other dangerous occult activities involved in the New Age UFO movement.

Synopsis

A cult expert interviews movement leaders and describes occult activities to show how UFOlogy has emerged from the fringe of New Age thought to establish a dangerous spiritual battlefield…

The Publisher:  Baker Book House, October 1992

Editorial Reviews

"Clearly, the evangelical community can no longer ignore the UFO movement and its influence. And Mr. Alnor has provided us with its scope, historical developments, and a biblical response." -Keith Edward Tolbert, Editor, Journal of Religious Research

 "The old Angel of light is back in the sky again with new aerial phenomena geared to capture a culture that is jaded yet credulously hunting for supernatural wonders in the heavens. William Alnor looks backstage at some of the projection equipment creating this light show. His meaty analysis untangles these deceptive phenomena-- UFOs--which have an interesting ulterior agenda." -Tal Brooke, President, Spiritual Counterfeits Project

"UFOs in the New Age is an enlightening survey and helpful assessment of the current New Age fascination with UFOs and alleged entities from outer space." -James Bjornstad, Visiting Professor in Religion and Philosophy, The King's College, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

 The ALIEN GAZETTE The Online magazine for UFO News and exposes on various UFO subjects >http://www.cultlink.com/gazette/May98/index.htm  http://www.cultlink.com/cultlink/gazette/   is  “NOT FOUND,” but

Related UFO sites which Bill Alnor can recommend, the following Christian organizations that have also done significant work on UFOs. 

Spiritual Counterfeits Project (Tal Brooke)

Reasoning Through the Scriptures Ministries (Dr. Ron Rhodes)

TruthQuest Institute (John Morehead)

Watchman Fellowship (James Walker)

Links Related to UFO Cults

Spiritweb, the New Age and UFO information source

The Solar Temple:  Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance, "Solar Temple (International Chivalric Order Solar Tradition)."

The Raelian Movement.

The Unarius Academy of Science.

Eduard "Billy" Meier and his related FIGU organization.

 

Philippians 1: 27-29
"Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;"

1 Peter 3: 13-15
"And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled. But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing."

Is the response of verbal abuse and threatening lawsuit the response of a man of God towards those that are brethren in the Lord?

If I am a sister in the Lord--are there no Scriptures you can think of on how to behave and deal with problems?
I can think of many.

1 Corinthians 6: 1-7

v1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?
v2  Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
..4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.
v5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one shall be able to judge between his brethren?
v6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
v7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
v 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren."

When I write to warn it is with the idea that is stated in Ezekiel 3: 19, 21 "Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.'

Titus 2: 7-8 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Titus 1:7-9 " For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers."

Victoria Dillen
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Subject: [*Ed. Note: Alnor fails to mention his position with Eternity magazine
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 15:06:50 -0400
From: William Alnor <WAlnor@vm.temple.edu>
To: vdillen_vdil@...

William Alnor wrote:

> You report the following:
>
> [*Ed. Note: Alnor fails to mention his position with ETERNITY Magazine in his biographical material on either his Christian Sentinel web site or his Calvary Chapel of the Lehigh Valley web site.]
>
> I never was a reporter for Eternity magazine, and was never employed by > them at all...
>
> Your website states on this page:
>
> "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which  is good to the use of

edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."
>
> Ephesians 4:29
>
> Yet, that is what you do. You violate the scriptures. The material you put up on me and Jackie is false, foolish, etc., especially the Cumbey material. What about not bearing false witness against a brother. You people are just plain liars.
>
> The stuff about EMNR is outrageous. I am not associated with EMNR, and when I was I stoood firmly against other EMNR board members -- including Eric Pement.
>
> She did write threatening letters to us, but since it was all true she chickened out on a lawsuit. Just because Cumbey, an obscure attorney (not a "trial lawyer" as she has proclaimed) from the Detroit area says something is "actionable" doesn't make it so. I teach mass media law at the university level. 

> On the other hand, much of what she has written, and a few things that you have written really are actionable.
>
> William M. Alnor

On Tuesday, May 30, 2000, we received a further response to our above email, where we had asked Mr. Alnor to specifically show where there was any error in our articles--to be specific so that corrections could be made if necessary. We assumed that his mention of " On the other hand, much of what she has written, and a few things that you have written really are actionable." in his email, was the usual threat of lawsuit and intimidation tactics, which has so often accompanied many claiming to be "Christian." Our apology for that misunderstanding. However, Mr. Alnor failed to provide any correction or repudiation to the articles--other than what his first email stated. Our "Ed. Note: Alnor fails to mention his position with Eternity magazine" which was what appears to have prompted his initial correspondence, was proven to be accurate in that he stated in his own email "... I am not associated with EMNR, and when I was I stoood firmly against other EMNR board members -- including Eric Pement.>" In other words, our editorial comment was not inaccurate. 

Subject: Re: [*Ed. Note: Alnor fails to mention his position with Eternity magazine
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 12:15:37 -0400
From: William Alnor <WAlnor@vm.temple.edu>
To: vdillen <vdillen_vdil@...>
References: 1 , 2

Thank you for your response. When did I threaten you with a lawsuit? I told you it is actionable. I won't respond to you any further. More lies. 

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