Monthly Archives: August 2017

The sacrifice of the Mass and the blasphemous claims of of the Roman Catholic priesthood

I was first introduced to the work of John O’Brien when former Roman Catholic priest Richard Bennett gave a lecture on the Mass and quoted a small sample of O’Brien’s blasphemies as found in The Faith of Millions.[1] Since that time I have come across similar quotes attributed to O’Brien along with some folks arguing that the quotes are not legitimate. Surely, the degree of blasphemy spewing forth from this servant of antichrist is so great that it is quite understandable why one would want to pretend that his blasphemies have been exaggerated, or worse, that they are the invention of sinister “Catholic bashing” Protestants.

The assertion that the O’Brien quotes are exaggerated prompted me to obtain a copy of O’Brien’s book in order to verify them for accuracy. Sickeningly, but not surprisingly (since the statements are in accordance with Trent’s teaching on the “sacrifice of the Mass”), this book bearing the Imprimatur[2] does indeed contain the blasphemous statements as cited by Bennett and others. I will reprint a few brief passages here pertaining to the Mass, that most idolatrous of all Rome’s satanic sorceries.

For those who continue to insist that Protestants are being dishonest when we accuse Romanists of re-sacrificing Christ, the following is excerpted from chapter 22 titled, “The Mass: A reenactment of Calvary (Christ is sacrificed again)”: Continue reading…

Justin Peters Ministries issues statement concerning Brannon Howse

Justin Peters, whose gospel ministry and detailed expose of the Word of Faith movement Clouds without Water has blessed multitudes, is under attack from Brannon Howse in his ongoing crusade against heretics and compromisers (that is, anyone who dares to disagree with Brannon about anything).

Sadly, as was anticipated, Brannon has not repented of his slander of James White, and his stubborn refusal to receive correction is dividing him from sound gospel ministers (Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio is another minister who has been “cut loose” by Howse).

Howse would have his devoted followers believe that anyone even reluctant to stand with Worldview Weekend in defense of Howse’s assessment of the White/Qadhi dialogue is a compromiser, dupe, or coward. But Howse’s allegations have gone unchecked by the ministry. This is not surprising when one considers that, Brannon Howse answers to no one within his organization nor is he accountable before a plurality of elders in accordance with the biblical model of the local church. His “Board of Directors” consists of him and his wife, as can be seen from the screenshot below: Continue reading…

Brannon Howse’s slander and misrepresentation of James White: A discernment ministry’s lack of discernment

On June 26, 2017, I posted some commentary on the James White / Brannon Howse debacle. The following day, I decided to take it down.

Having followed both Alpha and Omega Ministries and Worldview Weekend for some time, I immediately found some of the accusations suddenly being hurled at Dr. White by Brannon Howse and WVW to be quite ludicrous. But when I saw that some unexpected battle lines were being drawn, I thought it would be wise to refrain from criticizing Worldview Weekend too harshly. Perhaps there was more to the story; perhaps Dr. White was in fact out of line in dialoguing with Yasir Qadhi.

Over the following few weeks, subsequent emails I received from WVW (dated 7/1, 7/12 and 7/25) were filled with nothing but links to articles, audio and presentations perpetuating the same irresponsible and erroneous narrative against James White. Now that Howse has dug himself so deeply into this mess he seems to be doing everything he can to defend his allegation that White is an Islamic dupe and working for the enemy (instead of simply repenting of his slander and retracting his accusations). Despite numerous attempts by various ministries to correct Howse, it is apparent that no retraction is forthcoming. It is for this reason (and because of a friend’s insistence) that I reprint my original post (with minor additions where relevant).

This is not a running commentary and I have no intention of trying to keep up with all of the new allegations by Howse, but perhaps the post may be helpful to someone: Continue reading…