I recently received an inquiry from a pastor-friend who wanted to know if there were perhaps grounds for concerns about the organisation known as AWANA – ‘derived from the first letters of “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15’ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awana)
Then, in their own words – ‘For over six decades, the Lord has used the ministry of Awana to reach kids, equip leaders, and change the world. The unchanging truth of the gospel drives the same vision we’ve held all these years to reach children in every corner of the globe as we walk boldly into the future and continue to be used by God to help change the world’. (https://www.awana.org/about/)
This group which is based in Tyler, Texas, USA has in recent years been seeking to extend its influence in the UK and Europe through the efforts of a Mr James McBride who is based in Lincoln, England. This group was founded by Garner Ted Armstrong, son of Herbert W. Armstrong who founded The Worldwide Church of God which produces the glossy magazine ‘The Plain Truth’ and puts out a satellite TV broadcast each Sunday called ‘The World Tomorrow’.
In fact, my first introduction to Garner Ted Armstrong was during my teenage years when I used to listen to the pop music station – Radio Luxembourg and Garner Ted used to present a 15-minute programme on behalf of his father’s church and the programme was called ‘The World Tomorrow’.
The following links will take you to videos of two talks I gave in Braehill Baptist Church on 24th and 25th May 2018. The preceding night a guest speaker had given a talk on “perilous times” and on the Sunday after my talks another guest speaker spoke on the coming ‘one-world religion’. In context, my two talks were very relevant as they certainly illustrate the “perilous times” we are living in and show how Rome is very much to the fore when it comes to ‘one-world religion’.
This is the link to my talk on ‘ECUMENISM’
NB When listing certain churches, I inadvertently referred to ‘Lisbellaw Baptist’ – I should have said ‘Lisbellaw Methodist’ whose minister at the time was a good friend, the late Tom Bodel.
This is the link to my talk on ‘THE PAPACY’
Cecil Andrews – ‘Take Heed’ Ministries – 11 June 2018
On 31st August 2017 TBN UK aired a programme that featured Kenneth Copeland ‘preaching’ to a large gathering in Faith Cathedral. Canaan Land, Ota, Lagos, Nigeria. In the course of his ‘sermon’ he said this ‘Jesus burned in hell for 3 days’. This heresy has been oft-repeated by Kenneth Copeland over many years. Back in the very early days of ‘Take Heed’, in fact in 1992, I gave a talk in Belfast outlining the false teachings of both Kenneth Hagin and Kenneth Copeland (basically the then leaders of what is known as the ‘Word of Faith Movement’ – Kenneth Hagin has since died) and I devoted a short section near the end of my talk to exposing and refuting this heresy that ‘Jesus burned in hell for 3 days’ – you can hear what I said by going to this link
The following ‘blog’ was posted to social media on 5th February 2018 by STEVE STOCKMAN who is the minister of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church in Belfast. In the picture he is the person without the beard.
Following the text of the blog I shall make some comments about it and then reproduce my own FACEBOOK post of 6th February that was my response to the ‘blog’. I shall also reproduce some of the comments that people made in response to my FACEBOOK post and then I will move on to address a few other matters relating to Mr Stockman and his church.