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ikweb.JPG (6935 bytes)Let me tell you something about myself first.

Who or what is this Ministry of Hope, My name is Antoon Wierda and I live in St. Annaparochie, Friesland, Netherlands. I am married with my wife Betty for 35 years, together we have two children, with two children from my previous marriage

In spite of my worldly upbringing and life, there was always this longing for the church of God, as a child and also later, believing in God was often on my mind, but it took another 30 years before I decided on the age of 34, to become a Christian. In the spring 1980 one of the Nabors invited my wife Betty and myself to a special friendship service at the Baptist Church in St George Ontario Canada. We were just immigrated from Holland to this lovely village St George.

After that meeting we became regular churchgoing people, however, it took us another three years before we learned through Christian TV the simple message of salvation. First my wife Betty through a service on TV by Billy Graham and later for me, also by an Evangelist, we gave our lives to Jesus Christ and accepted Him as our eternal Lord and Savior. Short after we committed our lives to God and we were baptized at the St George Baptist Church.

After three years in the Baptist Church we moved to a Word-Faith Church in the Nabors hood. This Church was following the teachings of Kenneth Hagin by satellite TV.

The church was practicing, positive confession, faith healing, and claiming possessions and healing

Much was spoken about the good fight of faith, against sickness, diseases, demons and powers and rulers of dark places.

After about a year, the son of the pastor developed a brain tumor at a young age, early in the thirties and died in spite of all the prayer, claiming and laying on of hands.

It was the general belief in that church that every thing could be obtained by faith as long faith was strong things had to happen according to your faith, God was obligated to do and perform, when you put your faith in something He had promised in His Word, this was the basic formula, whereby this faith operated and had been successful in the life of Kenneth Hagin, who by this formula of faith, was raised from a sickbed of death in his youth. The basis for this belief was from (Romans 10:9-10) and (Marcus 11:23-24)

Later, more people got sick and some died, in spite of the faith, claiming and positive confessions. The church was dissolved several years later and gone over into a Elim church.

After these incidents and several other, we decided to look for another church to go to . We found a wonderful assembly of believers downtown Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

The services were outstanding and the love was present in the believers, a down to earth church for the little man and the forgotten people, quite different from where we came from where the standing of the people was much higher, here we had regular loving and caring people and a pastor called by God to Sheppard the children of God. This church was part of the Elim churches in the States and Canada. A Pentecostal church with a humble attitude and love for the people. We stayed at that church until we moved back to Holland . We left with much weeping for the love for each other had touched our hearts deeply. Through this assembly of God's people we were sold out to these Pentecostals and gave us much hope and trust in the Pentecostals in general

After our return in Holland in 1991, we have been in several churches, all Pentecostal- and gospel churches. In two of these churches I had the privilege to serve as a pastor.

In 1993 I was asked to take over a bible study group in the village St Annaparochie, the group was attended by people of different denominations and was a real blessing. During this period I attended a bible school in Leeuwarden for two years.

In 2004 I have finished Term 1 of the Essentials of Your Faith Course at the Institute for Christian Living, given by Dr Charles Stanley

Also in February 2007 I have finished the Faith Foundations course, at the Institute For Christian Living , during the period from June 2004 - February 2007.

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In the period of 14 years after 1991 and also in the years before I have been studying the ministries of the gifts of the Spirit in Holland and also from the States and Canada. "Toronto Blessing and so on.

Specially the ins en outs of the prosperity preaching "prosperity gospel".

Through an indebt study of these teachings I have discovered many errors and have come to the following conclusions:

  • 1 Many of these preachers, speak about blessings only and keep silent about the true purpose of salvation.

  • 2 The Bible is manipulated, and because of the manipulation an other Gospel is preached.

  • 3 Through the hyper faith confessions and name it claim it gospel, many people have been robbed from their dependency on God and losing their hope in God.

  • 4 All things are centered around entertainment and blessing, this will keep the people captive in self indulgence, it is all about the "good feeling" and mistakenly taken for the Holy Spirit.

  • 5 God is being robbed from His sovereignty and reduced to a God that handles according to the dictates of His people (because it is His will that everybody should be rich and healthy )at all times. These preachers are leading the people into vain promises of deceit. Selling the people for gain into this "different Gospel" avoiding the real purpose of salvation, such as obtaining the crown of glory and learning obedience through suffering and circumstances to become a sanctified vessel in the hand of God, destined for "good works" and eternal life. The general idea is that the suffering of Jesus was enough, therefore we are free from chastisement.

The result of this foreign gospel is that people are being robbed from their purpose for God and don't understand the sanctification process. They are not busy with the things of God and the Kingdom, but with worldly and personal gain and profit.( the attributes of Baal)

Always busy learning the crafty things of these teachers, to reach their goal, not God's goal for our lives

At best the result would be, that people would find themselves robbed from their money and see that they lost their hope and confidence in God, then they may turn away from this "other gospel" and return to the only truth, the Bible and study the scriptures for themselves and let the Holy Spirit speak through the Word and come to the knowledge of God for what He truly is.

Much worse is the outcome for the people who continue this road no matter the cost and keep denying the truth , they keep resisting the truth and keep running after gain for themselves, for satisfying their lust for gain in any way. This fleshly and worldly way will separate them from God more and more and will seduce them in their thinking, slowly but surely putting on the blindfold and lead them into idolatry.

Many of these teachings are mixed with cultic "New Age" thinking and can be traced by the contacts of these teachers through the involvement or past contacts they had or still have. They are wolfs in sheeps clothing.

Because of many of my own experiences and research with many different movements and ministries, I have come to the conclusion that a "new" gospel is trying to reach Europe from the U.S, Canada and parts of Africa. This "foreign gospel" is a mix of truth and lie, and will lead to the great falling away, where the bible is talking about in

2 Thess. 2:1-4 BUT RELATIVE to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and our gathering together to [meet] Him, we beg you, brethren,

2 Not to allow your minds to be quickly unsettled {or} disturbed or kept excited {or} alarmed, whether it be by some [pretended] revelation of [the] Spirit or by word or by letter [alleged to be] from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has [already] arrived {and} is here.

3 Let no one deceive {or} beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the apostasy comes first [unless the predicted great falling away of those who have professed to be Christians has come], and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom (of perdition),

4 Who opposes and exalts himself so proudly {and} insolently against {and} over all that is called God or that is worshiped, [even to his actually] taking his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming that he himself is God.

The Leaders will speak of revival, but in reality it is the beginning of the great falling away from God into idolatry. This is the great pain Israel has caused God to judge His people over and over again.

Since I have consulted some websites that can contribute to the insight and discernment of today's gospel. I am pleased to give them to you for further study on the subject, I have found the following helpful links for you.
I have to mention that the opinions expressed on these sites are not necessarily the opinions of Ministry Of hope.

Here they are:

  • Back to the Bible is a Dutch ministry in which a group of concerned leaders have expressed their concern. Back to the Bible

  • An other most valuable Website is the Apologetics Index, it will give you profound information, about persons, ministries, certain doctrines, cults, occult, too much to mention it all. I personally have found this site most helpful in my quest for bible truth. .
    Apologetics Index

  • Then we have the website of Biblical Discernment Ministries, on this website you go to "discernment notebook", you will find valuable comments and an exposing of the many of today's prominent preachers and teachers. You will find that what they claim for themselves is genuine or not and their true personality is exposed. Most importantly is the insight of their specific and general teaching and preaching.  Biblical Discernment Ministries

Interesting is the warning and practices about the Apostolic 5 fold ministries of today. go to the following direct page of the 5 fold ministry  About the 5 fold ministries also is interesting to read the experiences of this person, when he grew up in the charismatic movement.  Child of the Charismatic's

These Web-sites will give you a wealth of information to discern today's modern gospel.

Also a good source of information is to be obtained from Watchman Fellowship Watchmen Fellowship

  • 4 All things are centered around entertainment and blessing, this will keep the people captive in self indulgence, it is all about the "good feeling" and mistakenly taken for the Holy Spirit.

  • *And as last the also a good source of information is to be obtained from Deception in the church Deception in the church

In all these web-sites there are more then 25000 pages and links to check out your believes.

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