Paul McGuire, Senior Pastor of the Mailbox Church

I have begun to study Paul McGuire, and the twists and turns to his saga are many, so let us begin at the beginning.  Let this be Part One, or rather let us start by looking at one tiny facet of this Rhinestone Cowboy, who appears to live on Stevenson Ranch, California.  While he is beloved by many Hagmann and Hagmann listeners, and endorsed by Steve Quayle,  I find him to be the Big Snooze,  whether his voice is carried  on radio, or whether his good looks are displayed on a video. But after all, what is my little opinion?  Paul Mcguire is the Senior Pastor of Paradise Mountain Church International.paul mcguire

This church has an EIN Number 90-0486140 and was registered with the California Secretary of State on January 28, 2009 under file C3188770. When I went into Google maps to view the address of registration, it appeared to be a residence, perhaps where Paul McGuire lives with his congregation in a home church consisting of his family, and maybe a dog, cat or parakeet.

Paradise Mountain Church International has its own website, which was created on December 13, 2006, and registered at the same residential address in Stevenson Ranch, California. And so, we must rely on the information on this webpage to provide us insight into Paul McGuire’s church vision.

The first thing we notice on the home page is that PMIC is “A local church celebrating God’s love with an emphasis on the prophetic word.”  Below this is featured the scripture verse, 2 Chronicles 7:14, which on the left side bar says, “If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”  Remember the capitalized  word My, you will need this information later.

On the left side we are given the physical address of Paradise Mountain Church International as 25876 The Old Road #136, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381.  In the main body of this page we are welcomed with the greeting, “Paradise Mountain Church International is a local church with regular meetings, where we worship the Lord, teach the Bible, pray for the sick, and minister to the needy, elderly and widows.  We celebrate the love of Jesus with all people and welcome them into our family no matter what race, ethnicity, or where they are on their spiritual journey.”

This introduction continues, “On July 23, our Senior Pastor Paul McGuire gave one of the most important prophetic messages of his ministry, entitled, “America’s Future”, sponsored by Paradise Mountain Church International.  Please be sure to check back regularly for upcoming meetings in 2015!”

Well, I am eager to find out why he refers to the services of this church as meetings, rather than services, so I go to Google maps and enter the address given and discover a shopping mall, which is a short drive from the residential address.  I look around but cannot locate where #136 is.  I email a friend who is quicker at these things than me, and she tells me to enter the address into the search engine, and what pops up is the UPS Store!!!  So Senior Pastor McGuire has a mailbox church?  In case you think I am mistaken, here is what Paul McGuire’s blog has to say on this stevenson ranch

He wrote on June 2, 2014, “As many of you know we have been holding regular local meetings since around 2007.  We are in the process of putting up a new website and communicating to people interested in the church through social media.  We will continue to make the times of the meetings available through websites and social media dedicated to that purpose.  We have been holding meetings at a local church, but we have decided not to promote the name of that church to the general public.  They are a completely distinct and separate ministry.  Unfortunately, a few people would call them and burden their staff with questions and in some cases were rude.  This is unacceptable for true Christians to do.  As such, we are not setting up distinct internet information for the church.  Please keep us in your prayers.  God is doing great things!”

So there was someone out there who wanted to attend Paradise Mountain Church International, and no one would tell them when the service was scheduled to meet. They probably checked the address at the shopping mall and found that there were no church services going on in the mailbox.  Most likely when they began to suspect that this church was an internet illusion, and the only reality of it happened to be that you could put money in the plate as it passed by, they got miffed and were as rude and as unchristian as Jesus was, when he overturned the moneychanger’s tables.

To remedy this matter, Paul McGuire created a Facebook page for Paradise Mountain Church International.  He posted on June 2, 2014 that this site was “dedicated to the mission and activities of the ministry and not just one individual.  We will be posting all the info you need in (sp) soon!”  Excited by this prospect, a very nice looking woman commented on June 10, 2014,”Please post your sermons and Thank You!”  Yes, I too would like to hear the church sermons made public, which supposedly were given at some secret church compound, hidden from the general masses of people by which, incidentally,  Jesus Christ had bled and died for.

Well, why don’t we continue back to the Church website and see who the deacons, elders, and ministers of Paul McGuire’s “We” language, which he uses when speaking of this church. I go to the About Us Page, and we find a write-up of Paul McGuire, Senior Pastor. We find that he is a “licensed minister through both Paradise Mountain International Church and the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.”

Now when my internet friend read this, she nearly fell over laughing, because as she had observed, he had ordained himself at the church he had created!  Now I cannot discover any other ministerial staff at Paradise Mountain Church International, other than  I, Me, Myself, and Mine, Mine, Mine.  But don’t worry.  None of these dignitaries, including the dog, the cat, and the parakeet have any intention of letting you into their secret private church services.  We are told by Paul McGuire himself that Paul McGuire (I, Me, and Myself) is a “professor and taught at Jack Hayford’s King’s College and Seminary for over 20 years, until the school located to Texas.  His ministry has been publicly endorsed by Jack Hayford, Francis Schaeffer, Edith Schaeffer, Tim and Beverly LaHaye, James and Shirley Dobson, Dr. D. J. James Kennedy, and Pastor Chuck Smith, the late Dr. Bill Bright and many others.”

So Paul McGuire could care less what you think of him.  Think I am kidding? Here is a screen shot of Paul McGuire’s answer to a letter written to him and posted in his Mailbag at   In his answer, he snidely asks the letter writer, “What respected Christian leaders endorse you?”  So much for the least esteemed of the church being able to judge matters in the church. And in case you happen to disagree with the letter writer’s thoughts, how come Paul McGuire never reproves Steve Quayle for putting his personal opinions on the same level as prophecy?   Oh, yeah, that’s different.   Steve Quayle is endorsed by the same folks who endorse Paul McGuire.

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Another Book-of-the-Month from The Mene Scribes of Pickpockets Anonymous

On December 22, 2012, the published an article entitled, Forget the Mayan Apocalypse, the new date for doomsday is January 1 2017, claim Sword of God cult.  Well as we know, Steve Quayle was one of those making money off of the 2012 doomsday scenario, and now we find that he is hosting an ad on which features January 1, 2017 as the selling point for an e-book.  The strange thing of course is that the author of this survival book is sure that America will be hit by an EMP, which means you will not be able to read his book, if your computer gets fried. He gives a 60 day guarantee however, but since the author uses a pen name, you will probably not be able to track him down to get your money back.

The ever changing Ad on Steve Quayle's website. Better look before Quayle denies this promoter

The ever changing Ad on Steve Quayle’s website. Better look before Quayle denies this promoter

The front piece of this ad ever changes, but it usually shows some news item, and encourages you to “watch this video”.  Today it proclaims, NASA’s 2015 Forecast includes Possible End of Civilization Disaster.  When I pushed the magic button I entered into the twilight world of Nathan Shepard and his website Survive the End Days.  I am afraid to give you the link, as this is a journey which is hard to back out of.  His video does have a pause button, but I could not locate the feature which allows you to go backward or forward in time, and his trailer is not a short one. However, if you are  curious, here is the link.

There is another page of this website which I found myself trapped in when I refused to pay $37 for his $97 e-book offer.  And why should I, when there are two comments on Amazon giving him a 1 star, because apparently there are no zero stars.  The unhappy e-book buyers seem to feel that one can find Nathan Shepard’s information offered for free on the internet, and it was also noticed that an EMP would zap this book out of existence just when you needed it.  When I refused to cough up the dough, the author begged and pleaded that I buy his e-book for only $26.  The author screams, STOP!  I will not be able to forgive myself if you just walk away empty handed…that is why right now I’m giving you a 30% discount…$26 for the entire Survive the End Days Program and it’s bonuses.  When I said NO, very politely of course, and tried to leave, up popped that screen which asks if I really want to leave.  Then it would not let me leave.  I ended up turning off my computer to get rid of that salesman who was on the ground holding my leg, begging and pleading me to buy his e-book.  When I turned my computer back on, I gingerly looked around to see if he was still there.  I did not see him, but he is still there on this link.  You have been warned.quayle ad 2

So who is the author of The Survive the End Days e-book, and why does he not have a hardcopy of his work,  like Holly Deyo who seems to have written a real book called Dare to Prepare? I only say “seems” because I have not purchased her book, but all indications point to it as being a well written and in-demand book. While Holly Deyo uses her real name, Nathan Shepard does not.  Nathan Shepard is a Pen Name, and his self-proclaimed credentials cannot be checked, so why should we buy anything from this desperado? (As an aside, the author seems to think the word Holy is spelled Holly. Weird.)

If we convert the name of Nathan Shepard into Strong’s Concordance numbers, we arrive at a total which I will interpret as The Tongue of the Numbering Scribe of the Book of God.  So this hotshot has produced a video which is intended to produce the fear in us that something horrible will happen while Obama remains in office, hence the January 1, 2017 deadline.  Apparently Obama and the Pope are keeping a secret from us.  Now it should be noted that Nathan Shepard seems to think that the leaders of the church are Roman Catholic.  But since when did the Pope ever use a King James Bible??  So I start to suspect that the author is a real ignoramus.  Anyways, Nathan Shepard wants us to think that he will reveal to us “The only prophecy that has remained obscured under thick veils to this day.”

He says, “Obama will not finish his second term.  He is the 44th and last President of the United States.  Right now, only a handful of church leaders know the true meaning of this biblical prophecy.  And they swore a blood oath to take this sacred secret to their grave.  This ancient prophecy is coded within the visions of 4 men.  These Four Evangelists are John the Apostle, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel.”

Nathan Shepard throughout his video seems to have a penchant for screen shots taken from the History channel. That might explain his dubious scholarship. He asks us, “Does it not seem odd to you that America, the richest and most powerful country today, the only country who has liberated other nations from evil, the greatest evangelical nation on the earth, IS NOT EVEN MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE?”  Asking why the church does not teach any of this, he declares, “I will show you exactly why this knowledge is a closely guarded secret”.

Nathan Shepard portrayed by some anonymous person, I guess

Nathan Shepard portrayed by some anonymous person, I guess

“…the world leaders and their armies are covertly maneuvered into place in preparation for the events that lead to the Second Coming of Our Lord….this prophecy will come true before the 1st of January 2017.  And you will KNOW God’s wrath will be bestowed upon our lands with great vengeance.”

After giving us four scriptures to encourage us in our plight, he tells us that if we are reading this, it is God’s will that we are seeing his video. (The subliminal version probably says, Buy my e-book, buy my e-book.)  Now we come to the part where the author says, “You need to know just who I am and how I came into the position of revealing such shocking facts.  My name is Nathan Shepard.”  He claims that he has been a Christian from childhood, and has spent his life in the service of God, studying archaeology and theology.  For 17 years he “studied the ancient Scriptures”, and “as a pastor and teacher to one of the largest universities in New Haven, CT; using my worldly doctor’s degree in theology and the history of the religions, to save our nation’s lost souls.”  While he is telling us, the screen shows what looks like a large Roman Catholic Church where all are dressed in white robes.

Continuing, he declares, “Once I received Illumination about the place of the United States in Bible prophecy, I taught for 4 years the Masterclass for Religion:  Preparation, Challenges, and Possible Solutions, until one day by divine providence, I made a startling discovery that connected all the hidden clues”.  Now above this screen in the video he quotes Matthew 24:13, “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved”.  The author says that he understands the metaphors and symbolism linked to Babylon or “Mystery Babylon”, which show it to be an end times nation.  Referencing the four prophets in the Bible who were “holy men who have heard the word of God”, he displays a photo of black robed priests.

And then he goes on to recite various scriptures to back up his claim that present day America is Mystery Babylon, and that Obama is the King of the South and Putin is the King of the North.  Like Dave Hodges, he envisions an invasion of America by the Russians in league with other nations, subsequent to an EMP attack.  All this lines up nicely with the prophetic assertions of  Steve Quayle and Doug Hagmann’s inner circle.  And we also receive the bonus of the Completely Anonymous Speaker Who Understands The Hidden Secrets of Future History. Nathan Shepard is another V, or W, or Rosebud in the making. And while one reviewer of this e-book video thought that the voice over was computer generated, it was surely more comforting than The Hawk’s voice.

Well, since the author seems to be a Numberer of the Scriptures, and I am Tracking Meroz, that Supreme Numberer; I wrote down all of the Scripture quotes and sat down to analyze this data.  Interesting, but problematic.  We are not told how all this fits in with the timeline given in the book of Revelation.  Now, I do not have a problem with identifying America as Mystery Babylon.  But in Revelation 16:19 it says, ” And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath”. I do not think you can cut out the scriptures which pertain to the fall of Mystery Babylon, and ignore the context of these verses in the timeline of history which is shown in the Bible.

Nathan Shepard quotes a portion of Isaiah 47:13, Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels”, to back up his claim of America/Mystery Babylon being dragged down by a massive government system.  He fails to include the rest which says, “Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.”  In other words, he left out a key identification of the type of counsel which Babylon relies on in making decisions.  Perhaps this is also a key to identifying himself, or the real producers of this video. It is apparent that Nathan Shepard knows little of the Bible, despite his assertions of being a scholar.  In referencing Daniel 11, the author seems to have little knowledge of the historical fulfilment of many of these prophecies in the past.

Now we know that there may be some future references in Daniel 11 also; but Nathan Shepard’s reasoning as to why he asserts that Obama is the King of the South seems spurious at best. There is such a strange mixture of error in the video promoting his e-book, that it is difficult to address all the deviations in a blog post.  The author seems to be a liar of sorts, or maybe his doctorate was received from some fly-by-night university, and he is trying to recover his $97, or $37, or $26 cost of his degree.

But of course his greatest scholarly endorsement comes from  Steve Quayle, the Man of Meroz Revealed, who must think so highly of his work that he  is granted ad space on a website that gets around 1.2 million visits a day.  On another page of Nathan Shephard’s webpage, he has an offer where if you feature his promotion, you can get a cut of the action.  Now that would  certainly explain why there are so many phony book review sites “reviewing” his e-book.  Of course, every review is identical in wording.  Curiously they all answer the natural question of whether this promotion is a scam.  If you type in a search engine, Nathan Shepard Survive the End Days Scam, you will find out that Nathan Shepard has headed off the question of whether he is a scammer or not.  Of course he is.  Now let go of my leg, you Scammer!!  It will help to have a baseball bat handy if you decide to investigate Nathan Shepard.


UPDATE 2/23/2016  A reader of this article emailed me the following comment:

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Crown of Vengeance of the Black Leopard

And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:  with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.   Revelation 17:1-2

On August 8, 2015, Steve Quayle issued a Q-Alert stating, SHEILA ZILINSKY IS OFF THE AIR DUE TO LACK OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT,WOULD THOSE OF YOU BLESSED BY HER MINISTRY PLEASE HELP HER FINANCIALLY.  Considering how much promotion she has received from the Hagmann/Quayle inner circle, I was surprised by this notice.  I first discovered Sheila Zilinsky when Doug Hagmann introduced her Weekend Vigilante radio show as the Saturday counterpart to his program.  During that time,  she also helped fill in on the Hagmann & Hagmann blogtalk radio, if one or both of the hosts were not present. Later, she went out on her own, sponsored by Steve Quayle.

Sheila Zilinsky has posted some badly photo-shopped pictures of herself on the internet in which she displays her forty-something face as an overly made up whorish looking woman.  I showed her photos to my husband, and asked him what his immediate reaction was.  High Maintenance was his answer.  Her original cartoon picture of herself as the Weekend Vigilante, shows her in a sexy backless dress, holding a gun in a seductive manner.  When I perused the internet under her name, there were numerous men who made comments to her shows, Facebook account, and Tweetings that she is “hot”, or should have worn a bikini, etc. It is highly curious that the pastors with whom she associates with, such as David Lankford and John Kyle, have not been pastoral enough in exhorting her to appear as a more modestly dressed Christian woman.  Steve Quayle has said that he finds her amazing.  Perhaps her seductive charms are indeed very enchanting to certain men.

My husband’s comment that Sheila Zilinsky is high maintenance would seem to be true in more ways, than just the cost of keeping her face from melting on a warm day.  She lives in Kamloops, British Columbia, and the newspaper there reported on Zilinksy’s complaint about parking meters in 2013. What is interesting about this incident is how much money she wasted, when she had her own private parking space at her apartment.  Her accusation that she was personally targeted for tickets and towing, and her demand that the city council pay her tickets was unreasonable, in light of the facts.

One day prior to her running out of money for her radio program, she was featured on the John B. Wells July 31, 2015 Caravan to Midnight radio program, episode 330.  The write-up given her is that Sheila Zilinsky  was once “a former high level government executive for the Ministry of Environment”.  Oh, no, not another government employee insider like Hagmann, Deyo, or W.  John B. Wells goes on to reveal that Sheila in 2007 “discovered confidential information that lead her to speak out against the fraud of anthropogenic global warming and the entire green agenda.”  I guess we will just have to buy her newly released book the Green Gospel. If you look on the back cover, you will see her latest photo of herself revealing true intellectual capacity.  She modestly says about herself, “Sheila Zilinsky, a former government top advisor, is an internationally recognized radio host, author, and minister.  Her radio broadcast ministry reaches the four corners of the globe.  She examines news and world events from a biblical worldview.  She was touted by Vancouver media as “the only woman in talk radio with a titanium spine and a heart of gold”.  Too bad that she did not tell John B. Wells that her show was going off air the very next day because of lack of money.

Now why is it that these former government employees never define their exact job title and period of service?  Was she fired for disclosing confidential information, and had to sign some sort of departing agreement?  Sheila Zilinsky does have job skills, although her stability seems to depend on not telling you all the facts of her own employment history. She once did a voice over for a car commercial.  And I see that shows that she also has worked at Balanced Solutions, a” coaching and consulting group, helping people who are seeking life change”.  Their ad claims that “Sheila Zilinsky is a certified Life Coach who helps people who are feeling unmotivated but want to live their best life”.

I came across a webpage called the  This site uses the word appearance as an acronym for “the Apostles & Prophets Preparing the Emerging Army Releasing the Abilities & Natural Calling of Everyone”.  If you scroll down through the photos of their church services, you will find a paragraph which reads, “On Saturday night, we had another great move of the Holy Spirit in the meeting.  That night we shared a message titled, The Power of God was Present to Heal”.  Many people were healed and set free as the intercessors gathered around the altar and began to minister to the people.  This was one of the most powerful services we have ever had in Idaho.  Sheila Zilinsky from the Weekend Vigilante who is used in deliverance ministry by the LORD, was present at that service and helped us minister to many of the sisters that were there.  There was a strong angelic movement in our midst as a couple of children saw many angels moving about in that service”.

Sheila Zilinsky at healing and deliverance service

Sheila Zilinsky at healing and deliverance service

Sheila has interviewed both Pastor John Kyle, who was also present at the Whitestone Remnant Conference in Montana, and also Pastor David Lankford regarding the topic of healing and deliverance. Kyle says that he never met a Christian who did not need to be delivered of a demon. Now, I do understand that there are persons who are so enslaved to sin, that they do indeed need the help of another person, preferably one who has the Christian’s authority in freeing them of devils.  However, once a person is saved by faith in Jesus Christ, it is sufficient for that person to turn to the Lord for help in overcoming personal problems.    For most new believers, their primary problem is overcoming their false theology which was taught by the world, and replacing it with correct doctrine.   This takes time and study and prayer, and cannot be solved by some deliverance ministry which claims instant success.  The last thing any Christian needs is a High Maintenance devil laying their hands on their head and taking authority over them.

One of the aspects of the Hagmann/Quayle inner circle is that they flatter each other to high heaven.  One of their favorite words to describe their own motives, is that they are Pure.  The worst friends a person can ever have are those who will not reprove you when you are wrong. All of the men of this group who are religious, or are/were in pastoral positions do not seem to care about the soul of Sheila Zilinsky. Perhaps  she was chosen to play the part of the Great Whore riding the Beast.

To those who wonder about the title of this post, it should be noted that Meroz is the chief prince of the house of freemasonry, as well as the archangel/master of the Order of the Leopard.  They have a goddess who is a black leopard.  This does not reference outer appearance, but the darkness of the inner soul.  Luke 11:34 says, “The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness”. Not only do all people need to guard themselves against the theology of devils, but women need to guard themselves against the pressures of the world to play the Whore.

Doug Hagmann: A Man in Deep Trouble

Proverbs 14:25  A true witness delivereth souls:  but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

On August 3, 2015, Douglas Hagmann published an article entitled, Planned Parenthood, unequal justice, and dark forces which can be found at Canada Free Press, or at The Hagmann & Hagmann Report. Most of us can agree with Doug Hagmann’s comments on the darkness of the purposes and deeds of Planned Parenthood.hagmann lion

But what is most interesting about Hagmann’s article is the darkness of his own philosophy.  This he discloses in his opening sentences, saying, “As an investigator and in particular, when I was working as an operational asset for the FBI in the 1990’s, I was particularly good at securing covert video like that captured by the Center for Medical Progress of Planned Parenthood.  In fact, I was used because I could convincingly present myself to the subjects of investigation as someone I was not, and secure the needed evidence that served as the basis for immediate raids, arrests and sometimes later, as courtroom exhibits for a jury to see”.

The theme of this post centers on Doug Hagmann’s statement, “I could convincingly present myself …as someone I was not.”  Now this statement was made by a man who professes to be a Christian, and one who once attended some sort of seminary.  I presume this seminary experience was shortlived, as Hagmann is very often uncomfortable discussing the Scriptures with on-air callers, and often defers comments to Pastor David Lankford, who he considers to be an expert on such questions.

On July 30, 2015, a few days prior to the above quoted article, Douglas Hagmann interviewed the former associate of the Clintons, Larry Nichols, on the Hagmann and Hagmann blogtalk radio show.  When the subject of  Larry Nichols’  September 24, 2013 radio interview with Pete Santilli was brought up, wherein Nichols claimed that he had killed people for the Clintons, Doug Hagmann hemmed and hawed,  barely able to get out a coherent statement. Listening to this awkwardness,  Larry Nichols  graciously took over to state in a straightforward manner what Hagmann, as radio host, found  difficult to state with his own lips on-air. One wondered who had scripted this show, if not Hagmann himself. But it was evident, that the Hagmann show had been chosen to overturn the negative publicity which Larry Nichols himself had generated by his own words.

Months before the Hagmann interview, on December 29, 2014, Nichols had been interviewed by Veterans Truth Radio, and had himself already backtracked from his hitman declarations, saying that he had taken pain medications after some surgery, and was not responsible for his words that day. The Politics Forums website links to this interview.

Now it is interesting that Larry Nichols, who claims to be a Christian, had no problem throwing Pete Santilli under the bus, in order to provide a cover for himself when people began to wonder why Nichols, the self-declared hitman, had not been investigated for murder. Although I do not think highly of Santilli,  I listened with interest to the tapes he played in his own defense against the Larry Nichols turnabout.   I came away convinced that  Santilli had been treated unjustly by both Nichols and Hagmann.  The taped recordings are evidence which  reveal that Nichols sounded  lucid and not under the influence of drugs in the interview in question.  On Santilli’s show, at about the 44 minute mark, we also can hear the awkwardmess of Doug Hagmann’s words on July 30, 2015.  Pete Santilli’s defense can be found on Youtube, episode #1032, Clinton Hitman Confession: “I Committed Murder for The Clintons”.  I recommend that the reader listen to this show and determine for yourself that  Hagmann and Nichols have indeed tried to rewrite history.

It appears that Larry  Nichols  is being scheduled for several future shows, as a repeat guest on Hagmann and Hagmann blog talk radio.  One must wonder why, and who has directed Doug Hagmann to highlight Larry Nichols “insider revelations” and counsel.

To any listener or reader of Doug Hagmann who thinks that he is a great Christian, please read the following comments made by the late pastor, A. W. Tozer on the subject of  a Christian who has the ability to “convincingly present himself as someone he is not”. In the mid 1950’s, Tozer published a booklet called The Menace of the Religious Movie. He makes some interesting observations that also would pertain to religious radio, or perhaps being an actor for the FBI.

We must remember that the Hagmann & Hagmann radio show is at heart a religious production.  Steve Quayle and Pastor Lankford are regularly featured discussing the Scriptures,  and giving on-air communion, or the Lord’s Supper. So when Hagmann, explains to us  that one of his personal attributes is that he is a great actor, or hypocrite, he is a man in deep trouble.

The following is excerpted from A. W. Tozer’s booklet, reprinted by James L. Snyder under the title, Tozer on Worship and Entertainment.  Tozer highlights one of his arguments as “The religious movie is a menace to true religion because it embodies acting, a violation of sincerity.”  Then he continues to say, “Without doubt the most precious thing anybody possesses is his individuated being; that by which he is himself and not someone else; that which cannot be finally voided by the man himself nor shared with another.  Each one of us, however humble our place in the social scheme, is unique in creation.  Each is a new whole man possessing his own separate “I-ness” which makes him forever something apart, an individual human being.  It is this quality of uniqueness which permits a man to enjoy every reward of virtue and makes him responsible for every sin.  It is his self-ness, which will persist forever and which distinguishes  him from every creature which has been or ever will be created.”

“Because  man is such a being as this, all moral teachers, and especially Christ and His apostles, make sincerity to be basic in the good life.  The word, as the New Testament uses it, refers to the practice of holding fine pottery up to the sun to test for purity.  In the white light of the sun all foreign substances  were instantly exposed.  So the test of sincerity is basic in human character.  The sincere man is one in whom is found nothing foreign; he is all of one piece; he has preserved his individuality unviolated.”

Four paragraphs later, Tozer continues, ” No one who has ever been in the presence of the Most Holy One, who has felt how high is the solemn privilege of bearing His image, will ever again consent to play a part or to trifle with that most sacred thing, his own deep sincere heart…..In order to produce a religious movie someone must, for the time, disguise his individuality and simulate that of another.  His actions must be judged fraudulent, and those who watch them with approval share in the fraud…’

Towards the end of Tozer’s essay he comments that, “play acting…embodies a gross moral contradiction in that it calls a lie to the service of truth”.

So what is the true agenda behind the star of Alternative Media, The Hagmann & Hagmann radio show?  And why are so many “professing” Christians hiding behind the masks of being Insider Intelligence sources?  Or do I have it backwards?  Perhaps Insider Intelligence sources are hiding behind the mask of a “Christian believer”.  Either way, to play with Truth when your heart is full of guile, is dangerous to your soul, and for many they have gone past the Point of No Return.