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Watch This Hilarious 5-minute Video Destroy the Anti-Christian Movie Zeitgeist

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Give me 5 minutes! You have to watch this hysterical parody video spoofing the anti-christian movie Zeitgeist. Last week I emailed to subscribers a copy of our latest Profile on Zeitgeist: The Movie, a wildly popular documentary that levels a devastating attack against Christianity. That 4-page Profile was our effort to provided a solid Christian response to this assault on our faith.

Now here is another tool you will want to put in your “defend the faith” toolbox. In just 5 minutes, this little video destroys the Zeitgeist movie with a heavy dose of satire and tongue-in-cheek fun.

The Zeitgeist documentary tries to prove that Christ is a fictional character that was created by cobbling together elements of earlier religions and pagan myth stories including Egyptian deities, Greek mythology, and Astrology.

So was the Jesus story really borrowed from the mythical Horus, the Egyptian “sky god” born to the goddess Isis? No way! Just watch this 5-minute video, How Horus Ruined Christmas, and get a great laugh! The video was produced by the folks at Lutheran Satire. You may want to check out their YouTube channel for more good videos.

Click here to watch the 5 minute video: www.watchman.org/parodyvideo.htm

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James Arthur Ray Profile

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We have just added to our website our Profile of James Arthur Ray. In this free Profile, Brady Blevins looks at the history of this controversial teacher, as well as his teachings and activities, and provides a biblical response.

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José Luis de Jesús Miranda Profile

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We have just added to our website our Profile of José Luis de Jesús Miranda. In this free Profile, James K. Walker looks at the history of this controversial teacher, as well as his teachings and activities, and provides a biblical response.

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MorningStar Ministries / Rick Joyner Profile

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We have just added to our website our Profile of MorningStar Ministries and Rick and Julie Joyner. In this free Profile, Keith Gibson looks at the history of the Joyners and their organization, as well as their teachings and activities, and provides a biblical response.

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New Profile of Scientology (Plus a free DVD Offer)

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Did you know…

  • Lawsuits: We have been sued by Scientology for $9.5 million.
  • Espionage: Our Watchman Fellowship offices were infiltrated by Scientology operatives.
  • Intimidation: We have been threatened with search and seizure for owning copies of Scientology’s top-secret “OT” documents.

I want to tell you the whole story so this month we are offering a FREE copy* (see details below) of our DVD, Escaping Scientology. On this video, I share a brief overview of the history and beliefs of Scientology. I also expose details about the spying, lawsuits, and threats to shut down our ministry that we have faced over the years.

Next, I introduce you to Karen Pressley who shares for the first time on DVD the amazing story of her 17 years in Scientology. She worked 16-hour days for $34 a week to spread the “gospel” of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. When she joined the headquarters staff at their secretive compound in the California desert, things went from bad to worse. Karen knew she had to get out. But she quickly found out leaving would not be that easy!

Why is the DVD Free?

I want you to have this DVD for free this month because I don’t want money to stop you from owning this powerful video. All I am asking is a donation of at least $3.81 to cover shipping and handling. If you can do more, we certainly appreciate it. In fact, the December donations we receive the last two weeks of each year are critical to the future of our ministry. If you choose to make a generous end-of-year donation, please know that you are investing in a biblically solid Christian ministry of apologetics, evangelism, and missions.

Also, be sure to download our free 4-page Profile on the Church of Scientology. This is a completely rewritten, much-needed update to replace the original Profile we published twenty years ago.

* Free DVD Details: The DVD, Escaping Scientology (c) 2006, is available for free. All we ask is an online donation of at least $3.81 to cover the postage and handling. This offer ends December 31, 2014 and is valid for USA addresses only. International donors will receive an email receipt with a link and password so that they may also watch the video for free online. Thank you for your support!

Austin, TX Gunman Tied to the Christian Identity Movement

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As we noted in our Twitter and Facebook streams, recent news reports have linked the man who shot at governmental buildings in downtown Austin, TX to the Christian Identity movement. According to these reports, Larry Steven McQuilliams owned the book Vigilantes of Christendom (with which he included a handwritten note), and was allegedly a member of a Pacific Northwest Christian Identity movement called the Phineas Priesthood.

What is the Christian Identity movement? In our Index of Cults and Religions we define the movement as follows:

The belief that the true identity of the ten lost tribes of Israel is the white, Anglo-Saxon race. The belief is similar to but distinct from the doctrine of British Israelism. A number of independent churches and organizations (including some militant racist groups) make up the general movement. Most deny the Trinity. Some teach a form of the Serpent Seed doctrine, believing that Jews are descendants of Eve’s alleged sexual relations with the serpent (Genesis 3) and are thus not fully human. Many also hold that non-Whites are descended from the union of Cain and a woman from a supposed pre-Adamite race.

We give far more information about the movement, including its history and a biblical response, in our free Profile of the Christian Identity movement.

Rob Bell’s New TV Series for the Oprah Winfrey Network

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In our Twitter and Facebook streams we linked to a news story about Rob Bell’s new television series for the Oprah Winfrey Network. The article interestingly notes, “Bell sounds more like Oprah than a theologian.”

Why is this important? What does Rob Bell believe, what does Oprah believe, and why is it significant that the two have joined together in their teaching? You can learn about these individuals and their beliefs in our free Profiles on Rob Bell and Oprah Winfrey, and also learn about the biblical perspective on their teachings.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Workplace

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In our Facebook and Twitter feeds we recently linked to a news story looking at the Chicken Soup for the Soul empire of books, discs and other items for sale. The author of the story concludes, “The problem with Chicken Soup for the Soul (is that it) gets to you, even when you know better.”

In an article in The Watchman Expositor, Jason Barker wrote about one installment in the series, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, “As is the case with many books dealing with infusing spirituality into the workplace, the books of Jack Canfield contain a great deal of common-sense. Nonetheless, Christians should be aware that the books also are steeped in a spirituality that is opposed to biblical Christianity.” In this article Barker points out that, not only does the book present a wide array of world and alternative religions as being true and useful, but it even twists the Bible itself in its effort to present inspirational literature.

Another article by Brad Scott looks at how the New Age movement is being repackaged to bolster “a syncretistic, spiritually diverse society.” “New Age hucksters, savvy as always,” Scott warns, “are exploiting this postmodern waffling and semantic dream-weaving.”

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The Long Island Medium Profile

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We’ve just added to our website a Profile of Theresa Caputo, host of the popular The Long Island Medium television program. In this free Profile, Brady Blevins looks at the history and distinctive beliefs and practices of this TV personality, and presents a Christian response.

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Surprising Survey Results Are In – Should Christians Practice Yoga?

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This surprised me! We just tabulated the results of our One Question Reader Survey “Should Christians Practice Yoga?” We contacted over 5,000 Profile readers like you by email and 451 of you participated in the survey. I really thought our readers would be divided about evenly on this and I would probably get a lot of “hate mail.”

I was wrong. We were amazed to see that over 90% of you (401 total) answered “No” to the survey question while 20 did not vote but left comments. I was surprised and encouraged to see that only 32 responded “Yes” to the question “Should Christians practice Yoga.” Even some of those voting “Yes” included qualifying stipulations or other words of caution. There were also some very good comments posted on both sides of the discussion.

Want to learn more? We are still offering our 4-page Profile on Yoga and leaving the survey open a little longer so you can still add your voice.

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. I also greatly appreciate your continued prayer and support for our ministry. If you would like to help, you may partner with us today. Just click here: http://www.watchman.org/donate.