“The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan r with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for s those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore t God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe u what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned v who did not believe the truth but w had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)
1 Peter 4:7 – The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and SOBER spirit for the purpose of prayer.
On Wednesday just passed (09/06/2010) British television viewers were introduced to the new housemates of the Big Brother House. This year’s residents are the usual mixed bag of freaks and geeks including self confessed bi-sexuals, a journalist who likes to lie to “make life more interesting” and a Beyonce look-a-like. Also selected for this, the final year’s, house is Dave Vaughan. Mr Vaughan gives himself the title of being a Christian minister and on hearing this alarm bells immediately began to ring in my head! I thus decided to do a little bit of research on Mr Vaughan and here is what I have found.
David Vaughan is part of a movement in Wales who call themselves ‘The New Ecstatics’. These ‘New Ecstatics’ claim to be “intoxicated on the New Wine of the Gospel”, their lives becoming a “sign and a wonder both on the Earth and in the Heavens”. Some of Dave’s extravagant claims include supposedly being able to travel outside of space and time through the “spiritual realm” and also being brought on a little tanning trip to the Sun!!!! They also make the claim about another member of the fellow ‘Ecstatics’ that she “carries the glory like few others, when she preaches she becomes an embodiment of the gospel and manifests wildly with shrieks, screams and ecstasies.” Eeeeemmmmmm what verse in the Bible is that sorry?? As it turns out it seems that Dave Vaughan and his associates paid a little visit to the recent Lakeland “revival” organised by the great scam artist and deceiver Todd Bentley. They are also closely affiliated to the crazy John Crowder who claims to regularly get high on “tokin the Ghost” and sniffing lines of scripture.
For those of you who aren’t Christians and are reading this from the link on my facebook page I just want to point out that these people are not representatives of true, biblical Christianity. They are living a delusional life and are either 1) Con artists or 2) totally deceived by a demonic spirit. The third alternative possiblity, and I stress possibility as I myself am unsure if it is the case, is that God himself has sent a strong delusion upon them as we see in our extract from 2 Thessalonians above. Whatever the reason for their lunacy they are certainly bringing shame upon the name of Jesus by their actions and it is simply unbiblical, ungodly and crazy. Below are a few videos for you to watch to see just how ridiculous these “New Ecstatics” are. Remember….these guys are being deadly serious in these videos and they claim they are laughing and in a state of ecastasy because of the Spirit of God.
Below is a response to this false gospel from Times Square church pastor Carter Conlon that is well worth a listen.