Sunday, October 31, 2010

Emperor Emmanuel Church - Joseph Ponnara - Exposed!

Kerala,India, Sep.15, 2010 - A new cult Emperor Emmanuel also known as Zion flourishing in a place called Muriyad, Kerala founded by Mr. Joseph Ponnara is deceiving large number of Catholics from the true faith.

A report recently published by Mr.Michael Prabhu, a catholic apologist from chennai, India in his website describes how the Catholics are deviated by Mr. Joseph Ponnara through series of in house retreat programmes conducted by him every week in Zion. Mr. Joseph Ponnara's personal interpretations of the scriptures are proclaimed as personal revelation to him by "God the Father" .

Zion condemns the catholic church as false church and the controversial revelations of this new cult is attracting many Catholics from different states of India every week which is an indication of impending danger to the Catholic faith in India.

Below by Zane --

Now Mr. Ponnara will have some more research to do and add it to his list of talks which he reads when he preaches.

Things are not going right with the catholic church for ages now with all money rackets and sexual sins coming to light faster than rockets; and this is what is taken by Joseph Ponnara and his team to condemn the catholic church. 

Am I supporting the catholic church for all this? Definitely NO!  The Bible does speak of many false teachings and doctrines, so the catholic church really needs to check the word as to where they stand. However, If the catholic church is going to hell and be destroyed as they say, then they (Emperor Emmanuel) are hell bound too.

By the way: who would want to be the best sinner in Hell? The catholic church who has compromised or Mr. Ponnara - would you want to be the best holy person in Hell?

The catholic church has mixed tradition and scripture. Whereas, Mr. Ponnara has a potpourri of many cults and doctrines involved; not forgetting his twisting of scriptures and loads of research from the internet. 

The catholic church has problems with the protestant movement over hundreds of years and its mainly been tradition v/s sola scripture. And here comes one wolf in sheep's clothing - Sion's favorite son - Mr. Ponnara; what good will you profit by gaining the whole world but losing your soul at the end?

Stop here and think!

This fight is not against any church; Its ultimately between God and the devil. We know who has won as its already mentioned in the word of God.

The dealing in the spiritual is not money,  Mr. Ponnara but its souls - If you don't stop deceiving people, you may lose yours in the bargain.

Let those who have ears - clean them up and listen while there's time.

May God have mercy on his soul.

A member of God's Family - His church - His body,


Is Zion in Muriyad, Kerala?

Many wonder about the emergence of the modern state of Israel. What is the divine purpose? Is this reconstituted Jewish state a sign of the end times? How should Christians deal with this situation?

The believer is admonished by scripture to beware false prophets, perhaps appearing as born again 'angels of light,' teaching demonic theories intended to hinder the work of the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ [2 Cor 11.13]. Peter also warns that unspiritual people can falsely interpret the word of God. [2 Pet 1.20] Therefore, it is important that the believer, with the aid of the Spirit, examine the basis for various apocalyptic theories and timetables that are popular these days, rightly and diligently dividing scripture [2Tim 2.15]

Because many of those who adhere to such theories are known as Christian Zionists, it seems appropriate to examine the concept of Zionism from the point of view of gospel-centered, born-again Christianity, in accord with Christian precepts that anything can be tested against the Bible.

As Paul wrote: 'All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.' [2 Tim 3.16,17]. However, when the flesh interprets scripture, the result is dead wrong, as we know from Satan's temptation of Jesus. Peter, in his struggle against false prophets, said that 'no prophecy of scripture is a matter of personal opinion,' not being an act of human will but rather of the Holy Spirit motivating the speaker [2 Pet 1.20,21].

The first biblical mention of 'Zion' is Deut. 4.48 and is another name for Mount Hermon in Lebanon. This 'Zion' derives from 'Sirion,' a name given to the mountain by the Sidonians. This Zion is referred to again in Psalm 133.3 when the poet compares brotherly love to 'the dew of Hermon coming down on the mountains of Zion.'

'Zion' is next cited in 2Sam 5.7, where it is reported that 'David took the stronghold of Zion (that is, the City of David).' This was a fortified enclave held by the Jebusites on a site later known as Jerusalem. David built his palaces in this fort and laid the groundwork for the first temple, which was built by his son Solomon, on a nearby hill. The term 'Zion' then came to refer to the entire palace and temple compound. It was often used specifically for the temple or the temple and its hill. Scholars think 'zion' was originally a word for 'hill.'

'Zion' was often extended in the Bible to mean the entire city of Jerusalem, where the general populace lived adjacent to the palace-temple compound. In fact, sometimes the Old Testament Bible extends the definition of 'Zion' to include the people of Israel or a remnant of that people.

"And the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who said to David, "You will not come in here, but the blind and the lame will ward you off" - thinking, "David cannot come in here." Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David ... And David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. And David built the city round about from the Millo inward. And David became greater and greater, for The Lord, the God of hosts, was with him." (2 Samuel 5:6-7,9-10 RSV)

The History and The Future of Zion
 After David captured Zion from the Jebusites, his citadel and palace became "the city of David." Located on the south-eastern hill of Jerusalem, it was mostly surrounded by defensive valleys, the Tyropoeon Valley, the Kidron Valley and the Valley Of Hinnom.

The meaning of Zion has grown tremendously from David's time 3,000 years ago, from the physical place where a conquering Israelite king established his home for the benefit of his people, to a spiritual place where another conquering King will establish His home for the benefit of all people.
  • When David's successor, his son Solomon, moved The Ark Of The Covenant, containing the The Ten Commandments to the new Temple on nearby Mount Moriah (popularly known today as The Temple Mount), the name Zion was extended to include the Temple (1 Kings 8:1, Isaiah 8:18)
  • In later times of the kings , the term Zion came to be used for all of Jerusalem (e.g. 2 Kings 19:21), and then further for the Israelite people themselves (e.g. Isaiah 33:14)
  • And then, in reference to The Messiah for all people, of all nations:
    • "And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to The Mount Of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If any one says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord has need of them,' and he will send them immediately." This took place to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet, saying, "Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on an ass, and on a colt, the foal of an ass." (Matthew 21:1-5 RSV)
    • "Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brethren: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles come in, and so all Israel will be saved; as it is written, "The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will banish ungodliness from Jacob" (Romans 11:25-26 RSV)
    • "But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven, and to a judge who is God of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel" (Hebrews 12:22-24 RSV)
Zion is not a place in Kerala - It is not a place where Jesus Christ will come back. The emperor emmaunuel church in Kerala preaches that Jesus Christ is coming back to Zion or officially they call it as 'Sion' in Malayalam.

Let those who have ears, let them hear. Let those who have eyes; see.

Yours in Christ,