The depths of the deception that is prevalent today can still……… stun me!

Eph 5:11  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Eph 5:12  For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

       I follow a blog, who’s name at this time I will temporarily withhold until I see what type of response I will receive on my last reply concerning the teachings of Greg Laurie which the blogger supports.  I only do this because this young man is only two or three years a new-born Christian, considered a babe in Christ from a Biblical standpoint.  I know how it is to be easily mis-lead, while being a “newbe” in believing that all persons who mention the name of Jesus Christ are true believers.  I found out the hard way, but I’m grateful for that hard way, for the Lord has used it to teach me to “search all things, prove all things” which pertain to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Apostles, upon which the foundation of Christ is built.

Eph 2:20  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

       The Lord and some of His servants have taught me to know how to discern, to understand Scriptures according to the context with which it has been written. To prove ALL things, and to hold fast to that which is true and good, for it will assist us in separating ourselves from all appearance of evil.

1Th 5:21  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1Th 5:22  Abstain from all appearance of evil.

      I was desiring to research into who “Greg Laurie” was,  this blogger was wanting to honour him by using one of his quotes, which is a good thing. So I decided to look into this person that he was honoring, someone I have not been familiar with… but what I was learning of this man and his teachings, I found a whole different world, a different Gospel and a different Christ was being preached.  What I discovered through my diggings was a world of severe deception that stemmed back to the Jesus Hippie Movement which took place in the late 1960’s, being lead by a poor deceived young man ‘Lonnie Frisbee’.

Luk_12:2  For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.

      Now you maybe asking what does this have to do with Greg Laurie’? Everything………!  I discovered that Lonnie Frisbee was the man that lead Greg Laurie to Jesus….. a Jesus that is not the one that I follow, nor the Jesus Christ that is revealed through the Gospel.  He was lead to a false Christ,  who masquerades as an angel of light….who is of darkness and no light is found within him.  The author of lies, deceit and every wickedness imaginable.

Mat_7:17  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Mat_7:18  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Mat_7:19  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Mat_12:33  Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

      The details of the deceptive life of “Lonnie Frisbee”, has been very well documented by a Jesus Movement historian, David DiSabatino who released a documentary a few years back titled “Frisbee: The Life and Death of a hippie preacher” ‘A Bible Story’.  You can visit the web-site which will show a trailer of the documentary.  The web-site does state that it was nominated for an Emmy, what year, it does not mention.  The trailer does mention that he kept a secret life of homosexuality.  Also you can find numerous short video’s concerning Lonnie Frisbee on YouTube.  I also must state that when I read that Lonnie Frisbee came to know Jesus through an drug induced mind trip through LSD (acid) I was stunned that people would accept this as a real  born-again conversion!

      What really caused me pain and sorrow is that the spiritual leader Chuck Smith encouraged this young man, because of the so-called “anointing”, and that his wife had a so-called “prophecy” over Lonnie Frisbee, and by the time LF was 19 he was already teaching bible studies, and a Youth Pastor.  If you want to read further you can go to this web-site and read additional details concerning this poor unsaved soul who was used by Satan, and encouraged by all around him. 

     The site is: Frisbee apparently help established Calvary Chapel with Chuck Smith, and after leaving CC after four years, he assisted in founding the Vineyard with John Wimber.  Lonnie Frisbee passed away from Aids in 1993, he was only 43 years of age.  No one knows if he ever truly repented before his death……how very sad… it’s tragic.

     How this all ties in with Greg Laurie, here is a direct quote of a witness that saw the whole experience of Greg’s conversion; “Greg and I attended the same high school. We Christians would gather out on the front lawn every Friday in a big circle to eat our lunch while a guest speaker would be sharing with us.

“It was during one of these lunch fellowships that Lonnie Frisbee singled out Greg. Greg came into the center of the circle and fell under the power of the Holy Spirit and came up born again. Funny thing, today someone has planted a tree right where Greg got saved, with some other trees in a big circle around it, as if to memorialize the event.

       The credit for Greg’s ministry comes directly through the influence of Lonnie Frisbee; “It is truly a small world. Greg got saved through the direct ministry of Lonnie Frisbee (My spiritual father in the Lord through whom I got saved) was present in the early days of Shekinah Fellowship with Brant Baker and Randy West. Greg built his entire ministry upon the ministry foundation of Lonnie Frisbee. Most historians only attribute two great moves of God to Lonnie Frisbee, I attribute Harvest Christian Fellowship and Harvest Crusades directly to Lonnie’s foundational work at All Saints Episcopal.”

“All Saints Episcopal in Riverside California had invited Lonnie to hold services there for awhile. Which resulted in several hundred new believers. Greg stepped in and built upon this foundation of new believers. With the help of Chuck Smith, Greg was able to build a strong church on this foundation. That small group became Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California USA, one of the eight largest churches in America, as well as the third largest in California.”

      Now to bring this entry to a proper close, I have found that there are still groups which “pray for the Mantle of Lonnie Frisbee”, if you can believe it!  It just seems that the craziness… madness that surrounds all these “famous” preachers, teachers, church builders is just unbelievable!   Also found from Greg Laurie’s own web-site he does support Rick Warren, and has contributed financially.  Is this the “fruit of a good tree”….or from a corrupt tree”?  Here is the quote which started me on my search and that is featured on the blogger’s site I previously mentioned at the beginning of this posting;

I shudder at the thought that these very same words which he spoke will haunt him for all eternity, when he discovers that he, Greg Laurie, did not meet the real Lord Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Mat 7:20  Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Mat 7:21  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

I pray that those who say they are followers of the real Jesus Christ will wake up from their slumber and stop supporting these men and their ministries which are mentioned in this posting, for the Lord’s Glory, and for the sake of all those souls who are being led to a false Christ, a false Gospel.

Eph 5:14  Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Eph 5:15  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Eph 5:16  Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Eph 5:17  Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Amen…and again I say Amen…….


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lollie
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 15:33:56

    6.18.2012 Well written cal4u! I too am quite leery of these so called ‘men of God’ who are in fact ‘change agents’ and who demean the truth with their shameful and overt lies and their underhandedness by deceiving the young sheep and claiming to speak for God. I pray that they will truly repent and enter into the simplicity that is in the gospel of Jesus Christ, an eternally life altering gospel, full and profound, with the hallmark of service and simplicity.
    I found the following at this web site:
    “Greg Laurie is a false teacher who preaches a false gospel, believes in a false god, and teaches other destructive heresies (2 Peter 2:1-2). See on video Laurie declare, “You’re an idiot,” “God doesn’t send anyone to hell,” and watch him deny God’s wrath.”

    It is thrice sad that too many in the church system do not know what their Bible says. They are unable to define what salvation is, what sanctification means and what is the eternal purpose of God for His Church. They can only know these foundational Biblical doctrines by turning off their television “so-called” evangelicals, by discarding the multiple titles that claim to show them ‘the way’ and turn to the Word of God, with the Holy Spirit’s assistance to guide them (that is His office, by the way, He is to guide us into all truth).
    Now with hymn books cast away by many mainline and ‘evangelical’ churches, (hymns that told of the Saviour’s love, God’s glory, salvation’s wonder, and the desire of all His children to serve and love Him, hymns that extolled the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, hymns that extolled the Word of God, inerrant and forever settled in Heaven) how are the young unwary sheep to know “what is truth”. Many of the bibles they use are watered down, without any quickening power.
    Greg Laurie and his ilk have a great judgment awaiting them if they don’t truly repent.
    A question (?) Is he not one of the ’emergent church’ servants, as is Rick Warren, Doug Pagitt
    (Doug Pagitt (July 5, 1966) is an author associated with the emerging church movement and head pastor of Solomon’s Porch in South Minneapolis. Pagitt is also a Senior Fellow with Emergent Village: a generative friendship of missional church leaders around the world and a leading architect of the emergent church discussion. In 2010 Pagitt launched the Doug Pagitt Radio Program on AM950 to discuss theology and culture. Source” Wikipedia), and
    Rob Bell, etc.”
    Some, or maybe even all, of these folks may be very nice people, good dads, kind to their mothers and children. The question here is not whether they are kind, or good by natural standards (for God has declared all ‘not good’, but that we have all fallen short of His glory), but in the natural sense we say some are good and others are not good. These false teachers (who very well may be sincere in their error, though that is not an excuse, especially in North America, because the ‘truth’ is so readily available) will have to answer for their spiritual deception(s), for their fleecing of the sleepy flock, for their willingness to ‘change the Word of God” to suit their post-modern theology.
    Beware false leaders, for you will be held doubly accountable. Repent! It is a gift. I have had to repent many times during my 40 years (thus far) pilgrimage, and I am grateful for the mercy extended to me that I was enabled of God to repent and to get back on the road to life, eternal and forever settled in Heaven. God help us all. Laura


    • cal4u
      Jun 27, 2012 @ 11:07:01

      Dear Laura, thank you for your confirming witness to the truth which exists within our Lord Jesus Christ. For we are continually exhorted to follow hard after our Lord and His Doctrine, not mans, and I thank the Lord that we can pray that our loving Father keep us in His Word, to give us the strength to “contend for the faith”, not fearing what any man woman or young person may say or do against us. For we should always seek to be pleasing unto our Lord, and not care if we are not liked nor respected by others, and THAT can be a challenge within itself. Sometimes we may find ourselves walking alone, yet not alone for “if God be for us”: Rom 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
      Rom 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
      Rom 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
      Rom 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
      Rom 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
      Rom 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
      Rom 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

      I also thank you for your encouraging words, and I pray the Lord will bless you and keep in all things concerning His truth, and His way, which is the narrow way, not turning to our right, nor turning to the left. And thank the Lord “if” we be different minded, He shall reveal it to us….AMEN, what a loving God we do have the extreme privilege of knowing and serving!
      Sorry it took so long to respond, I’ve been extremely busy, please accept my apology.
      In His Eternal Love…….


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