Category Archives: Contemplative/Mysticism

Linking AOC’s “Green New Deal” with Fascism is not Hyperbole

Here is another look at the origins of the modern “green” movement from Mark Musser’s article, “The Green New Fascist Deal,” featured in American Thinker, 2/17/19, that reveals its link to Nazi Germany.  Re-printed with permission. The Green New Fascist … Continue reading

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Part 3, Why Many Catholics Still Won’t Leave: Signs and Wonders

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1, “Introduction”       Part 2, “Family and Institution Grooming” Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God. 18 For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ … Continue reading

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On Discerning the Difference Between Religious Phenomena from Upgraded Old Catholic “Mystical Experiences” and Truth

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are … Continue reading

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The Power of God’s Word versus the Powers of the Hegelian Dialectic and Synchronized Brainwaves. What?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. (Mark 4:24 KJV). Hear, as in “to … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism 7 (Yeast and Window Dressing)

Phyllis Nissila I just finished listening to a “debate” between members of the current apologists of “Catholics and Evangelicals Together,” a movement spear-headed in the nineties as the next phase of the so-called, “Ecumenical Movement” [1]. One speaker was a … Continue reading

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Johanna Michaelsen on Rapture Ready Radio, June 10, 2012: Her Testimony and Warning to Christians About Occult Influences Inside the Church

Phyllis Nissila I’m posting last evening’s Rapture Ready Radio program, “Afterglow,” co-hosted by Tim Roden and Vince Tarquini (Sunday, June 10, 2012). Their guest was Johanna Michaelsen, author of The Beautiful Side of Evil, and Like Lambs to the Slaughter: … Continue reading

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On Paradigms and Postmodernism in the Church: Watch Your Step

  Phyllis Nissila What prompts this commentary is a brief conversation I had on the term “paradigm” with the hosts of Rapture Ready Radio’s “Afterglow” program a few weeks ago (May 27th, 2012). The term paradigm, coupled with the current … Continue reading

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“Mrs. P.” and the Gold Rosary Beads: The Danger of One Degree Off

Phyllis Nissila The following story happened some years ago when I worked as an administrative assistant for a ministry set up to help people leave religious cults. [1] The woman at the center of the story was not one of … Continue reading

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“Be Still and Know that I Am God”: A “Closer Read” of the Contemplatives’ “Poster Verse”

Phyllis Nissila THE POSTER VERSE It has been said that Psalm 46:10, that is to say the first half of it, is the poster verse of contemplative prayer advocates. The portion reads, “Be still, and know that I am God … Continue reading

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Is Your Loved One Caught up in False Teaching? Here’s a Story of Hope

Phyllis Nissila In the 1980s I worked for a ministry that focused on counseling people out of the cults and the occult by helping to establish or re-establish them in biblical truths. Stories of hope in the midst of great … Continue reading

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