Category Archives: Assorted Articles

DAVID ICKE : A Christ-rejecting fantasist

DAVID ICKE - A Christ-rejecting fantasist

DAVID ICKE – A Christ-rejecting fantasist

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Whilst recently converting a short TV interview that I had on video tape (of Tony Campolo on a local TV programme called ‘Kelly’) I came across another interview from another ‘Kelly’ programme that aired some two weeks later on 25th March 1994. In this case the person being interviewed was DAVID ICKE. This is a man who used to present sports programmes on TV and then gave it all up to share his own peculiar views and philosophy.

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TATTOOS: ‘To do or not to do?’

TATTOOS : ‘To do or not to do?’

TATTOOS : ‘To do or not to do?’

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Today I received and email inquiry concerning the subject of ‘TATTOOS’ – the practice of adding these ink markings to human bodies has to be honest reached ‘epidemic’ proportions. So how do we as Christians react to this current fad? Well, herewith is a copy of the email I received together with a copy of my reply and I hope it may be helpful to fellow Christians if asked about this subject.

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UNITARIANSIM

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A recent edition of the BBC’s ‘Songs of Praise’ contained a short feature on the famous authoress Beatrix Potter and what caught my attention was the reference made to the fact that she was a UNITARIAN. A few days prior to the broadcast marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter and helpful information can be found on this article

http://unitarianchiefofficer.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/150th-anniversary-of-birthof-beatrix.html

This is a religious grouping that I have rarely made mention of in my writings and so this article seeks to address that ‘omission’.

Whilst there are some officially designated ‘Unitarian’ churches in Ireland, here in Northern Ireland another group of churches that would closely ‘fit the description’ of UNITARIAN would be those of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church (One of these churches – ‘All Souls’ in Elmwood Avenue in Belfast regularly hosts a ‘service’ for the LGBT community on the day after their ‘Pride Parade’ through Belfast – details for 2016 can be seen on http://www.belfastpride.com/events/annual-pride-service-2/).

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Understanding Mormon Vocabulary

Understanding Mormon Vocabulary

Understanding Mormon Vocabulary

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Over the past year, in articles that I have been publishing on the ministry web site, I have included the text of some tracts that were written and published in the early years of ‘Take Heed’ Ministries.

These articles have related to PURGATORY, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE, THE HARE KRISHNAS, YOGA, THE NEW AGE MOVEMENT and JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES and JESUS.

The relevant articles for these can be accessed on –

http://www.takeheed.info/pdf/November-2014/Purgatory.pdf 

http://www.takeheed.info/pdf/November-2014/Christian-Science.pdf

http://www.takeheed.info/pdf/December-2014/Hare-Krishnas.pdf 

http://www.takeheed.info/pdf/December-2014/Yoga.pdf 

http://www.takeheed.info/pdf/2015/February/New-Age-Movement.pdf 

http://www.takeheed.info/pdf/2015/March/Jehovah-Witnesses-and-Jesus.pdf

This article will include the text of the remaining tract published in those early days of ‘Take Heed’ Ministries and it was titled ‘’Understanding Mormon Vocabulary’. One of the difficulties with assessing the views of differing religious groupings such as ‘The Mormons’ is that they use vocabulary that is familiar to true Christians but the problem is that they actually define that vocabulary in distinctly scripturedenying or scripture-contradicting terms.

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POPE FRANCIS: MUSLIMS and EUROPE

POPE FRANCIS: MUSLIMS and EUROPE

POPE FRANCIS: MUSLIMS and EUROPE

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No one needs to be told that the demographic makeup of the continent of Europe has been changing dramatically and rapidly over the past year or so with the influx (in reality in many cases – the invasion) of huge numbers of ‘migrants’.

Many countries have been severely, and again in many cases, adversely affected by the arrival of these people within their borders and across Europe many countries have already erected or are considering erecting fences on their borders to stop this movement of people.

Pope Francis has often spoken on these matters and has on occasions visited key locations where these ‘migrants’ have been arriving. Many people have been left scratching their heads when they have listened to his comments on this ‘migration’ question so just what exactly is going on?

My good friend Shaun Willcock of Bible Based Ministries closely monitors the activities and strategies of The Vatican and he has just published a very enlightening article that addresses this very question of why Pope Francis is doing and saying what he does on this whole question.

I commend this article to you and it can be accessed on

http://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Why-is-Francis-Encouraging-Muslim-Immigration-into-Europe.pdf

Cecil Andrews – ‘Take Heed’ Ministries – 19 May 2016

 

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ALBERTO RIVERA: A true or false ‘brother’?

ALBERTO RIVERA: A true of false ‘brother’?

ALBERTO RIVERA: A true of false ‘brother’?

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I recall in the immediate years following my conversion in August 1984 being given by another Christian two booklets titled as follows –

ALBERTO  – Part One
DOUBLE-CROSS  – Alberto Part Two 

They were published by CHICK PUBLICATIONS and followed very much a comicstyle format. As a young believer they were riveting but in the years that followed I began to hear doubts being expressed by other professing Christians, not only about the content but also about the character of the central person in these booklets, Alberto Rivera.

Having viewed some articles on the Internet it is clear that there are many people claiming either to debunk the ‘content’ claims made by Alberto Rivera for his ‘priestly past’ or others staunchly defending those claims.

This short article seeks to highlight both the writings and a taped message by someone who had personal contact for a period of time with Alberto Rivera and that is Shaun Willcock of Bible Based Ministries, based in South Africa. What is interesting is that in his writings and in his taped message Shaun Willcock remains basically ‘neutral’ on the ‘content’ question of Alberto Rivera’s ‘priestly past’ and focuses rather on other vitally important ‘character’ matters that others perhaps have not highlighted or drawn attention to.

The taped message by Shaun Willcock can be heard on

The writings by Shaun Willcock can be accessed on

http://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/2013/10/17/the-truth-about-alberto-rivera/

Cecil Andrews – ‘Take Heed’ Ministries – 16 May 2016

 

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HOMEOPATHY

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Over the years of ‘Take Heed’ Ministries I have quite often been asked for my thoughts and views on Homeopathy. Usually this has been in the wider context of ‘Alternative Healing Therapies’ many of which have come to be associated with ‘New Age’ thinking.

Last year (February 2015) I posted an article to the ministry web site under the title of –

NEW AGE MOVEMENT: Three Old Lies

And it can be accessed on

http://www.takeheed.info/pdf/2015/February/New-Age-Movement.pdf

From page 11 of that article through to page 13 I make some general references to some of these practices including Homeopathy before then focussing for a time on Aromatherapy. At the bottom of page 12 and the top of page 13 I wrote this –

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Steve Chalke’s poisoned ‘Oasis Church’

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Back in 2013 I wrote an article with the following title

STEVE CHALKE: Yet another who is “waxing worse and worse” 2nd Timothy 3:13 APPENDIX ADDED 5th MARCH 2013

It can be accessed on

http://www.takeheed.info/Take_Heed_2013/Current_Concerns/Steve_Chalke_waxing_worse_and_worse.pdf

Most of that article dealt with Steve Chalke’s unscriptural, anti-biblical views on the subject of so-called ‘same-sex marriage’. Sadly Mr Chalke is continuing his downward spiral and “waxing worse and worse” as the recent article on this link demonstrates

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Did Jesus predict Mohammed?

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This short article is simply a reprint of a post I made today on FACEBOOK but I felt it should be reproduced as an article on the ministry web site because of the relevance of the topic. There are ‘voices’ trying to ‘marry together’ the religion of Christianity and the ideology of Islam – they are deceiving ‘voices’ and must be firmly and biblically resisted and that is my hope for this article.

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