From Left to right in the above picture: Laurie, LaHaye, Boykin, Joel Rosenburg, Skip Heitzig
Very interesting stuff on this article of Roger's. Roger Oakland asks the basic question, I am paraphrasing here... what are those Calvary Chapel preachers doing holding a seminars and speaking with a member of the Knights of Malta?
"Understand The Times has discovered that Calvary Chapel has been, and still does, promote a high officer in the Vatican’s Jesuitical, “Knights of Malta”. Jerry Boykin, former commander of the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center Special Forces Psychological Operations, is that man.
The Order of Malta is a religious order of the Vatican. Jerry Boykin holds the title of Grand Chancellor with the Vatican’s Jesuitical, “Knights of Malta”. See photo below and the documentation.
"He told a church group in Oregon that special operations forces were victorious in Iraq because of their faith in God. "Ladies and gentlemen, I want to impress upon you that the battle that we're in is a spiritual battle," he said. "Satan wants to destroy this nation, he wants to destroy us as a nation, and he wants to destroy us as a Christian army."
I remember when I encountered the fact that Chuck Smith was going to be speaking with Boykin at a Epiccenter conference in 2009 as well as with Rosenberg and being very disturbed to find this out.
"On Saturday, April 4th, at San Diego's Cox Arena, thousands of people from around the world joined together to hear Joel Rosenberg, (Ret.) Lt. Gen William Boykin, Pastor Chuck Smith, and other guest speakers explain today’s global crises in the light of Bible prophecy."
Here is another Epicenter conference related DVD with other Calvary Chapel preachers...
Join Pastor Skip Heitzig and best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg for this feature documentary based upon Rosenberg's Epicenter, a non-fiction, New York Times best seller. This amazing DVD contains interviews with a variety of key leaders from government, business, and Christian ministry, including former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Dr. Tim LaHaye, Chuck Smith, Greg Laurie, and a former PLO terrorist. Examining the relationship between current events and Bible prophecy, this documentary investigates the question, Are we living in the last days?
Back to Boykin, this article points out the odd connection of Calvary Chapel with this general and his politics.
Honors for hosting the most controversial book signing of the week go to Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, which Friday night hosts retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, who famously said George W. Bush was not elected by a majority of Americans but "appointed by God," and that America is hated around the world because it is "a Christian nation."
As detailed in Never Surrender: A Soldier's Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom, the new book he co-authored with Lynn Vincent, Boykin has found himself at the center of some of the country's most contentious military actions. He does have quite a resume.
After joining the U.S. Army's elite Delta Force in 1978, William G. "Jerry" Boykin was in on: the 1980 Iranian hostage rescue failure; the 1989 invasion of Panama and capture of brutal dictator Manuel Noriega; the 1992 hunt for notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar; and the 1993 seige of the Branch Davidian complex in Waco, Texas (where Boykin served as special advisor to Janet Reno).
One reason I departed from Calvary Chapel was the false eschatology married to the pro-neo con 'invade the Middle East' politics as well as false teachings and deceptions regarding Israel and other matters. Calvary Chapel magazine was so pro-Middle Eastern war, that every article about Iraq and Afghanistan even if some witnessing to the soldiers was mentioned read like "join the Army" ads. I suppose they would think why not invite a guy, who supports their political and eschatological endeavors? But then maybe that goes both ways?
All I know is it seems to be related to an overall deception and trap for evangelicals which has succeeded in ushering the majority into it's clutches.
Consider the ramifications of a Knights of Malta association here. The "new world order" connections are thick as thieves. The deceptions being sold to Christians are also very immense. As far as Calvary Chapel goes, the NWO definitely has it's claws in and good but sadly that seems to be true of most of the denominations out there.
With the "war of civilizations" crowd, remember these verses...
Luke: 54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
Boykin has made the round of many churches....
Don't think for a minute many out there wouldn't be beyond abusing bible prophecy to spread their false messages. I've explored on many articles on this blog how false teachings about the rapture, temple rebuilding, all tie into the nefarious doings in the Middle East and Rome's desire for Jerusalem. Beware of any of so called "Christians" who exhort everyone to join with those who want to "call down fire" on anyone....[yes there are Islamic jihadists and nations have right to defend themselves but our country which is growing more bankrupt by the minute has been bankrupted by these latest Vatican "crusades"] What is the Christian's first duty, call for war? or the preaching of the gospel?
Roger Oakland points this out...
Understand The Times currently suspects the Vatican is uniting Protestants, Catholics & Mormons together by using the common hatred of Muslims as the unifier in the United States. However, this is just speculation based on observation. We know from scripture that hatred of people brings spiritual blindness. Satan blinds Christians with hatred and while in a state of blindness, he deceives. Pride brings deception, Obadiah 1:3 – “The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee…”
Luke 6:35 – “But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
I agree. Those who preach hatred for a whole group of people: watch out for them. The Vatican and NWO wants it's war of civilizations. They are using the churches for a political agenda, and it looks like Calvary Chapel and many others are following right along.