Below is an article concerning TBN censoring Jack Van Impe for exposing teachers who are embracing ‘Chrislam’. 

Van Impe ministry abandons TBN in clash over Islam

A Christian ministry’s decision to expose as “false teachers” several celebrity ministers it believes are corrupting biblical teachings has prompted a rift, with Jack Van Impe Ministries dropping plans to work in the future with Trinity Broadcasting Network, where it has broadcast for more than two decades.

“I Will Not Be Silenced! I will not allow anyone to tell me what I can and cannot preach,” Van Impe said in a statement when TBN would not allow his program to air. 

“When I see heretical teaching leading to apostasy, I will speak out,” he said. “The Bible says ‘All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:’ (II Timothy 3:16). The Apostle Paul also gives instructions in Titus 1:9-11, 13 ‘Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. For the re are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers … Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which the y ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake…Wherefore rebuke the m sharply, that the y may be sound in the faith.'”

Van Impe said he immediately called his media agents and told the m, “I no longer wanted to air my program on Trinity Broadcasting Network; we will take the tremendous amount of money that we were spending the re to obtain new stations that will allow us to continue to reach every square mile of America with the truths of the Bible without this network.”

The dispute arose over the issue of advocating for “Chrislam” and o the r efforts that are designed to find “common ground” between Christians and Muslims. TBN declined to air one of Van Impe’s programs that contained sharp criticisms of leaders such as Rick Warren of “The Purpose Driven Life” fame and Robert Schuller.

In a statement from Van Impe Ministries today, Executive Director Ken Vancil said his organization rejected an effort by TBN to reinstate the programming and would work to develop alternative broadcast outlets where the y were needed.

We would not be able to minister effectively if we had to look over our shoulder wondering if a program was going to be censored because of mentioning a name,” Vancil said. “While the re is hurt over this incident, we hold no animosity towards TBN. Dr. Van Impe has often expressed his appreciate to Paul and Jan (Crouch, of TBN) and all that the y have accomplished.”

But he confirmed that Paul Crouch Sr. “cautioned” him as recently as Monday “regarding Dr. Van Impe’s naming of names and publicly rebuking ministers and the ir teachings.”

The dispute erupted just last week, when Van Impe’s ministry planned to air sharp criticism of Christians who say the y want to “reach out” by incorporating beliefs or practices of Islam into the ir Christian organizations.

The program specifically mentioned Warren and Schuller, prompting TBN to prevent the broadcast.

“We received a call from Matt Crouch of TBN informing us that the y would not run that program. … The reason he gave was that we specifically mentioned Rick Warren and Robert Schuller and that it is TBN’s policy that broadcasters are not allowed to rebuke o the r ministries,” Van Impe said.

“This is a ra the r hypocritical statement in light of the fact that the y have never said anything in the past when we have rebuked o the rs such as Bishop Spong, Bishop Pike, and in the past few months Harold Camping and Rob Bell,” he continued. “They also stated that the y would not run any future program where we offered our DVD Reclaiming & Restoring Biblical Christianity as a premium for a donation to our ministry. A DVD that exposes false teachers and the heresies that the y proclaim.”

TBN did not respond to WND’s request for comment on the dispute.

Vancil said after TBN’s decision not to air the program that the re was no future between the two groups.

“This was not an easy decision; we have had a relationship with TBN for 23 years. … But at this point we feel it is time to part ways,” he said. “We have been able to over the years develop an independent network of broadcast stations all across America as well as broadcasting on TBN and Daystar. Our media agents have worked diligently and determined that we need to add 14 stations to be able to continue fully covering every mile of America .

“Praise God I am pleased to announce that negotiations have progressed in the se 14 markets and that contracts will be presented to the Van Impes for approval in a matter of days,” he said.

In the program that was cut, which remains available on the Jack Van Impe Ministries website, the ministry launches its campaign regarding “apostate ministers.”

Van Impe explains that the Bible prophesies a one-world government and a one-world religion during the end times, and his concern focuses on the move among some Christian organizations to adopt some Islamic thought and incorporate elements of Islam into the ir worship.

“We’ve got too many of the se mush-mouth preachers. All the y’re doing is two stories and a movie review,” he said. But the Bible actually outlines that its messages also are to “reprove and rebuke” Christians for failing to live for God.

According to the broadcast, “Chrislam is a term that may be used more often among apostate churches.”

Such Islamic and evangelical Christian leaders, the report explained, are working to find a way to promote “common beliefs the two religions supposedly share.”

Specifically cited were Warren and Schuller.

During a subsequent broadcast, also available on the ministry’s website, the advance of “Chrislam” thoughts and practices into Christian churches was described as a “tsunami of compromise.”

“This compromise is going to permeate Christianity,” Van Impe said. “I’m calling for the old-time religion to be restored.

“God called me to preach. And I will not stand down for any man, for any church, for any Christian organization,” he said.

The report noted that the re are some Christian missionaries overseas who have “eliminated 91 verses in God’s Holy Word because the y wanted to please Islam and the Muslims.”

Those references identify Jesus as the Son of God.

O the r developments include moves by some Christian churches to remove clear Christian emblems such as crosses.

He said what churches need today is that “old time religion” and less “self-esteem psycho-babble.”

Criticized on the program were recommendations attributed to Warren that churches change music to a contemporary rock style, eliminate hymnbooks and the choir, eliminate the Sunday evening or Wednesday prayer services, remove the word “church” and refer to it as a “campus,” and reduce the use of the words “unsaved,” “lost,” “hell” and ” heaven .”

O the r ministries have voiced criticism similar to Van Impe’s.
Joe Schimmel, senior pastor of Blessed Hope Chapel in Sou the rn California and chief of the Good Fight Ministries, openly has questioned whe the r church leaders are affirming Allah.

Schimmel, who is best known for “They Sold Their Souls for Rock n Roll,” which exposes satanic influences behind much of yesterday and today’s popular music and how it negatively influences youth, suggested in a WND column, “Could it be that we are witnessing the formation of the prophesied one-world religion under the Antichrist? (Revelation 13:1-18) ”

He cited Brian McLaren of the emerging church movement, who planned for an Islamic Ramadan celebration. And he mentioned Warren ‘s agreement to address the Islamic Society of North America , which ” the Department of Justice categorized two years ago as a co-conspirator in financing a foreign terrorist group!”

Ano the r church leader, Tony Campolo, “a proponent of the so-called ‘evangelical left’ claimed that ‘even if’ Muslims ‘don’t convert, the y are God’s people,'” Schimmel wrote.

Even more chilling is the fact that over 300 prominent Christian leaders signed a letter issued by the Yale Center for Faith and Culture claiming that world peace is dependent on Muslims and Christians recognizing ‘Allah’ and ‘Yahweh’ as the same God. This letter, titled ‘Loving God and Neighbor Toge the r,’ was written in response to a signed document by 138 Muslim leaders titled ‘A Common Word Between Us and You.’ McLaren, Warren, Robert Schuller and Bill Hybels were just several of the signatories to this outright betrayal of Christ!” he said.

TBN previously had a conflict over its intolerance for criticism of Islam. It was in 2006 when Hal Lindsey, WND columnist and one of the world’s most popular non-fiction authors, clashed with the network because TBN wanted him to soften his views on Muslims. Lindsey refused


Years ago He showed me a big muddy river that would begin to serpentine through many congregations.  He said this was apostasy and flesh.  He said this would be billed as ‘His River’ but it was not… it was counterfeit… and would prepare people to accept the false… accept the counterfeit.

Please read and heed what is below.  

“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power and signs and wonders of falsehood, and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those perishing, because the y did not receive the love of the truth, in order for the m to be saved.” 
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10  

In the sight of Elohim and the Master Yehoshua Messiah, who shall judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His reign, I earnestly charge you: Proclaim the Word! Be urgent in season, out of season. Reprove, warn, appeal, with all patience and teaching.  

For the re shall be a time when the y shall not bear sound teaching, but according to the ir own desires, the y shall heap up for the mselves teachers tickling the ear…”
2 Timothy 4:1-3

Dan 2:32  “This image’s head was of fine gold ( Babylon ), its chest and arms of silver (Medo PERSIA ), its belly and thighs of bronze ( Greece ) 

Dan 2:33  its legs of iron ( Rome ), its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.” 

Dan 2:34  “You were looking on, until a stone was cut out without hands, and it smote the image on its feet of iron and clay ( Rome , east and west, which will include Islam (east iron), apostate Christianity (west iron), and secular humanism (clay)) and broke the m in pieces.  

Dan 2:35  Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed toge the r, and became like chaff from the summer threshing-floor. And the wind took the m away so that no trace of the m was found. And the stone that smote the image became a great mountain and filled all the earth. 



There is a growing movement within Christian circles promoting ‘Chrislam’,
a blending of Christianity and Islam.

 Rick Warren with his new best friend, Christ rejector Cat Stevens,
who changed his name to Yusef Isalm

“For thus said YHWH of hosts, ‘Once more, in a little while, and I Am shaking the heaven s and earth, the sea and dry land 

And I shall shake all the nations, and the y shall come to the Delight of all the nations, and I shall fill this House with glory, said YHWH of hosts. 

 Let us not forsake the three things:  

1. Be in His word and let His word come to you as a light… be ready to move when He says to do so.  And know that His anointing breaks every yoke. 

2. Be obedient to Him, led by His Spirit and let us all be about our Abba’s business in and through our Bridegroom.  

3. Be praying… set aside times to pray… and the n we will be led by His Spirit as we learn to discern His voice.  And let the se times of prayer emerge from time being in His word… His ‘set-apart prophets of old’. 

These three things are actually reflective of the three pieces of furniture in the Set-apart Place , just before the threshold of His Throne:  

The Table of Showbread:  His word
The Menorah:  His Spirit
The Altar of Incense:  Prayer 


January 17, 2011

 *Open season on Christians in the Middle East. Recently there have been major assaults on Christians in Iraq, Egypt, and Pakistan. The Egyptian government’s anemic response to the Church bombing in Cairo has been tantamount to telling Muslim fanatics it’s “open season” on Christians in Egypt. Newsmax magazine says, “More attacks are inevitable unless the government and religious leaders crack down on the terrorists.”

An October article in the online Examiner is titled: “Baghdad Church bombing underscores Christian exodus from Middle East.” You can get this article at, October 31.

I want to write more about this problem later. In the meantime, please be much in prayer not only for Israel but also for the besieged Christians throughout the Middle East.

*Who was behind Stuxnet? Though no one has as yet admitted to planting the Stuxnet computer worm in Iranian nuclear facilities, there is one important thing that has been brought to light. And that is that Israel tested the worm on its own centrifuges at Dimona, with the cooperation of the United States. Israel reportedly has centrifuges that are identical to the ones Iran uses at its nuclear site in Natanz. This made it easy to test the worm and find out exactly what it would do once it was planted in Iran’s computers.

A recent Times [of London] report explained how the Stuxnet worm operates. “First, it spun Iranian nuclear centrifuges out of control. It would also secretly record the daily routine at the nuclear plant and play back the recording of a regular day to operators at the plant. This way, it would seem that the facility was operating correctly, while the centrifuges were being destroyed.

“The Stuxnet virus enters computers through removable drives. It then spreads to other computers and any drives that may be plugged into them. The virus searches for computers using a Siemens software called “Step 7.”  After a controller is infected, Stuxnet hides itself. After a few days, the virus speeds and slows motors in such a way that could damage them. At the same time, it sends out the false signals described above.”

Though neither Israel nor the United States has admitted to deliberately infecting the Iranian computers with the worm, it appears that both the Bush and Obama administrations authorized its use in order to “put time on the clock,” as they expressed it. The idea was to set Iran’s program back a few years so that Israel and Western powers could decide on a long-term solution.

According to reports, the worm was reportedly only partially successful, delaying Iran’s progress but not destroying the nuclear sites.

*Volatile Middle East. Israel says that between Syria, Hizbullah, and Hamas, there are now 60,000 missiles aimed at Israel. Some of these missiles are capable of hitting any part of Israel, clear down to Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba. If it were not for the Lord’s hand guarding Israel, I sincerely believe Israel would have been wiped out a long time ago. Is it Israel’s own nuclear weapons that prevent her enemies from launching what, in human terms, might be the final coup de grace? I don’t know, but if it is, perhaps the Lord is using this very human fear to keep Israel’s enemies in check.

As I write, a UN Special Tribunal is about to hand down indictments in the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. As I understand it, a sealed envelope has already been handed to the chief prosecutor, Daniel Bellemere, who will then decide whether to go ahead with the indictments, or look for further evidence. Word is that both Hizbullah officials and Iran’s chief religious leader, Ayatollah Khamenei are to be indicted. Hizbullah, anticipating that its officials would be indicted, has already pulled out of the Lebanese government of Saad Hariri, who was in the United States conferring with President Obama while his government was in the process of collapsing.

This whole situation has made Lebanon a tinderbox just waiting for a spark to touch it off. If the indictments go through, then both Iran and Hizbullah will have been caught red-handed.

In the Middle East, often if something can’t be blamed on Israel, it will be blamed on the United States. Hizbullah now claims that the U.S. was behind the indictments. A Jerusalem Post article says, “According to the Hizbullah-aligned television station Al-Manar, ‘Washington pushed the indictments in order to light the fuse that will blow up the bridges that were built in order to find a solution’ after the Lebanese government collapsed last week.” Their claim is a little anachronistic, as the UN Tribunal investigation has been going on for a long time, having started well before Hizbullah pulled out of the Lebanese government.

“But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD; I say, ‘You are my God.’  My times are in Your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.” Psalm 31:14, 15.

September 6, 2010

Information Overload  We feel there is just so much that needs to be said, and so much people need to know, we are tempted to keep the road “hot” with articles and information clips. And yet people are overwhelmed with information; information overload is threatening to shut down the system.  We get so much information all the time, and so do you: video clips, pictures, articles, sometimes with the admonition, “This is one clip you have to see,” or “this is a must-read article,” or “don’t miss this one,” or “be sure to send this on.” We all just want to live our lives in peace, and yet the dire information and warnings keep coming.

Islam’s Goal  Personally I think there is one area of information that most people are ignoring, especially our government leaders (with a few exceptions). I’ve been saying it for a long time, and I have written three small books in which I attempted to warn that Islam aims to take over the world. Now that it’s getting closer and closer, you would think people would no longer have any doubt about it. What has happened in France (Paris is virtually Islamized), and England (Sharia law courts already exist in some parts of England), what is about to happen in New York and Tennessee, and several other states, with the proposed building of mega-mosques: all these things show that Islam is far along the road toward doing what Muslim leaders have been predicting for years: that Islam will conquer the West.  We need to know that America is the last frontier—as far as Islam is concerned—and America is in grave danger.

Personally I don’t understand how government leaders can be so blind. People like Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York just make you want to tear your hair in frustration! This man is Jewish, at least on his father’s side (his grandfather was a Russian Jewish immigrant). It is well known that the Quran refers to Jews as “pigs and apes.” What part of that does he not understand? What could have blinded Bloomberg to the true nature of Islam?

The particular Imam who is so adamant about building the mosque near Ground Zero, reveals his true colors by refusing to back down in the face of almost overwhelming popular American opposition. If the mosque was really for peace and understanding, he would have backed down a long time ago. No, the mosque will be a victory monument, if they build it. It will represent the conquering if that part of America. This is how Muslims mark out their territory—they put their “scent,” or mark there, so to speak, by building a mosque.

Imam’s Message  Now I have just seen a video clip in which a Middle Eastern Imam is telling how to kill large numbers of Americans. If you want to see it, go to this website: When someone practically screams in your ear, “I am going to kill you!” how can you walk away and think life will go on as usual? This Imam, with a smile on his face, is explaining how any “brave fighter” can easily kill up to 300,000 Americans. Yes, he says, it will not take airplanes flying into buildings, it will not take sophisticated planning, etc. All it will take is for one man to take a small suitcase (here he measures with his hands to show how small it can be) filled with anthrax, and go through a tunnel from Mexico into United States territory. Easy, easy…so many Americans will be killed, it will make 9/11 look like small change.

Do I need to add that this man, and people like him—are sick? They almost make Hitler look tame. I think I could go so far as to say that people like this are demon-possessed.

In another clip, a Muslim cleric is predicting that the West will convert to Islam. Both of these clips are from MEMRI TV (Middle East Media Research Institute; there are many good articles here).

America MUST Wake-up  We’ve heard it over and over, and we’re still hearing it. They will do what they promise. Why don’t we believe them? Well, we might believe them in one part of our brain, but in another part we don’t, because we are so hoping that life will go on as usual. Frankly, I’m the same way. I want things to go on as usual. But I’m pretty sure they’re not going to—not for long. That is, unless we wake up? But will we? We must take 2 Chronicles 7:14* seriously.

If America is to survive, we have to somehow convince our leaders that there is extreme danger lurking right around the corner. I don’t know how to do it, and I guess you don’t either. But there are at least three things we can do in the meantime: (1) We can keep ourselves updated. (2) We can pray.  (3) We can also make sure we vote for the right man in the next election—provided there is a “right man—or woman.” To be the right person, he or she will have to have full understanding of the dangers of Islam, and how far down the road we already are toward accepting their system in our country.  

*“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

Why does the world hate Israel? Here’s a hint… Where else is the world is Bible the Defense Force’s Guide and the Prime Minister’s son a finalist in the The 47th annual World Bible Quiz? And, how does Obama measure up in this case (for one)? (as well as other world leaders , of course)

Lt.-Gen. Ashkenazi: the Bible is the IDF’s Guide
by Gil Ronen
1 Iyyar,5770 / Apr 15 2010

“The IDF sees the Bible as a guide in the deep and practical sense of the word,” IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said Wednesday in a meeting with participants in the International Bible Quiz for Youth. “It is no accident that the IDF swears in its soldiers with a weapon in one hand and the Bible in the other – a custom that reflects the uniqueness of the IDF and the deep bond of the Jewish people to the Book of Books,” he added.

The 46 competitors in the Bible Quiz hail from twenty different countries. They met Lt.-Gen. Ashkenazi at Beit HeChayal in Jerusalem, in the presence of the IDF’s Chief Education Officer, Brig.-Gen. Eli Shermeister, Chief Military rabbi Brig.-Gen. Avichai Ronsky and members of the World Management of the Bible Quiz.

The 47th annual World Bible Quiz for Youth is being held with the aid of the Jewish Agency. Its theme this year will be “Hebrew Comes Alive,” to honor the 150 yea birthday of Zionist visionary Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl and 120 years since the establishment of the Council for the Hebrew Language. The quiz will take place on Independence Day, April 20, the Ninth of Iyyar.

The contestants – all of whom won the Bible Quizzes in their respective countries – have been taking part in an 18-day preparatory camp which includes volunteer activity, hikes through Biblical sites, a visit to Yad VaShem and gun training in the Gadna Youth Corps base. Four of the 46 participants are the Israeli quiz’s finalists, one of whom is the Prime Minister’s son, Avner Netanyahu.

Welcome to the In Him Ministries Blog. We’ve lots to tell you and lots to teach you about what’s going on in Israel, the birthplace of Jesus. 

We’ll have many posts in the near future.