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The following letter-form was brought about as a means of teaching my children the Word of God through the mail. And of course, quite naturally so, that’s the reason I begin these letters with "Dear Children" and end them with "Love Dad". So for the rest of you who participate in these weekly messages, please keep their original intended purpose in mind.


Print/PDF19 March, 2006


Dear Children,


The God-chosen topic for today’s message is “based-on” and “centered-around” the “Christian” magazine called Guideposts. In fact for the benefit of anyone not familiar with this little magazine, it has the largest circulation of any religious publication in existence – a whopping “4.5 million plus” at that! And looking at it from a secular perspective, Guideposts is one of the 10 largest monthly magazines in America. So what do you think about that? Well, let me tell you what I think about that!


You see most church-going folks think of this magazine as a Christian publication! I mean Guideposts has been the accepted standard among the Christian community for a very long time. I dare say that most would even think God Almighty has put His stamp of approval on it. In fact it was some fifty-seven (57) years ago that I was born into one of the many Christian homes subscribing to this magazine. I can very well remember “consuming” Guideposts from the time I was able to read (slight exaggeration); taking in it’s short but inspiring spiritual stories during times of deep meditation. I can still, very vividly I might add, see myself reading Guideposts while sitting on the toilet. So, it goes without saying that I was greatly influenced by the Guideposts magazine!


Rachael RayBut that was then, and this is now! And seeing how I am a bona-fide child of God, it is my called-out responsibility to ask the following very pertinent question: “Is Guideposts magazine really a Christian publication?


And with that one question in mind, it’s time to continue on with today’s sermonet – “Guideposts Magazine: Directing Christians Down The Dark Road To Hell!” I mean, after all, Webster’s 1828 Dictionary gives the following definition for the word “guidepost” – “a post at the forks of a road, for directing travelers the way”. And as we are about to discover, the “Guideposts way” is not at all “God’s Way”!


So where do we go from here? Well how about the place in time that God the Father gave me this writing assignment. Because you see it wasn’t too many weeks ago that I received a Guideposts promotional stating that I could have two free issues of Guideposts magazine by simply returning their enclosed post card. However, it was right about the time I intended to throw it in the trash that the Good Lord stopped me short. And the manner in which He did this was by having me focus on the young lady in the picture. Because what I saw in the spirit world was a young girl begging for sexual attention…as in flirting with each and every male that looks her way!


I mean go figure! A “Christian” magazine with a sexually promiscuous (loose) girl on the front cover did not compute. So I did a little investigation. And what I found was this young lady, Rachael Ray, is not only a famous “cook” but also a famous “pinup”. Because you see it was in the October 2003 issue of “FHM” that Miss Ray really “cooked”. And just in case you’re not too familiar with “For Him Magazine”, the following is a short description from the Internet of who they claim to be:


FHM Magazine Onlinephotos of the world’s sexiest women. Men’s Entertainment: The World’s Fastest Growing Men’s Magazine!”


So, have you ever heard the expression “SEX SELLS”? Well here are just a few of the sexy shots (howbeit censored) from the October 2003 issue of FHM. And, as you can see, Rachael Ray was cooking up a few lustful “fleshly enticements” to feed her drooling male admirers (and a few females too):


Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray – “FHM


Now in all sincerity, I pray this message might somehow reach Rachael Ray and wake her up to the truth of her spiritual condition. I mean, after all, only Jesus Christ can set her free! Because you see there are many people in the world today, who, in their innocence, and at a very young age, were “impregnated” with “demon lust” through molestation. It is an ugly spirit that only gives birth to many more lustful spirits as the impregnated “victim” lives out their very confused and lustful life. And as this relates to Rachael Ray, well, the Word of God has the following to say about her lustful spirit…and the affect it has on others:


     Rachael Ray – “Guideposts
Rachael RayMy son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart. Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words. For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night: And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.) So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him, I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows. Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves. For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey: He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed. With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life. Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.” (Proverbs 7:1-27 KJV)


Now was that one graphic enough or what? Well even though there will be few, if any, of Rachael Ray’s lustful admirers to ever set foot in her “house”, the power of her lustful attraction will still do it’s ungodly work through the spirit of her image (magazine, video, TV, and etc.).


Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” (Matthew 5:27-28 KJV)


So, Rachael Ray, through her very seductive and sexy FHM pictures, enticed, lured, and attracted many of the FHM readers into committing adultery with her in their minds. That was what happened back in October of 2003 in the sex-oriented men’s magazine. But then it was only ten (10) months later that Guideposts seized the moment by sending out Rachael Ray’s lustful spirit into a few unsuspecting Christian homes:



Rachael Ray is Cooking up Happiness in August's Guideposts Magazine
Business Wire, July 28, 2004


NEW YORK -- The August 2004 issue of Guideposts magazine features a cover story by cookbook author and Food Network star chef Rachael Ray. She talks about how satisfying cooking can be and how the contentment that comes from cooking can fill you up more than the food. Rachael truly believes that cooking is a great way to find happiness - and lays out a recipe anyone can follow. The 6 ingredients in Rachael's recipe for a happy life and happy cooking are: Keep it simple, A little goes a long way, Choose happiness, Be real, Work with what you're given, and Savor the experience.



So you tell me; has Rachael Ray really found the secret to happiness? I don’t think so! I mean Rachael Ray talks about being “full on the contentment that comes from cooking”, but in all reality her “spirit being” is “empty and dying of starvation”. Because you see her soul is being held hostage by the demons of her past, and her only hope of release is Jesus Christ and Him crucified.


And having said all that, we can now get to the main issue. Because it’s now time to expose the ungodly magazine that has used this confused young lady to “inspire” many unsuspecting Christians through her “lustful spirit”. In fact the following is a very short version of “who” they (Guideposts) say they are:


Founded in 1945 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and recognized as ‘America's Source for Inspiration,’ Guideposts' issues contain articles, from everyday people and celebrities alike, covering topics such as: relationships, health issues, family, self-help, heroism, survival, and rescue. Regular departments and on-going series focus on subject like: People Helping People, Caregivers, Health Breakthroughs, Communities in Action, Positive People, and Pets & Healing.”


Now the key to understanding the “spirit in Guideposts” will come about through a proper understanding of the “spirit in it’s founder”. And the following basic information will help us do exactly that:



Norman Vincent Peale died on Christmas Eve, 1993, at the age of 95. He was one of the most popular preachers of the twentieth century. In 1952 Peale published his famous book on positive thinking – The Power of Positive Thinking – which has sold almost 20 million copies in 41 languages. Robert Schuller, founder and former pastor of the Crystal Cathedral in California, patterned his ministry after Peale and has been called "the Norman Vincent Peale of the West." Schuller is also in the Reformed Church in America.


Peale was one of the fathers and key promoters of the self-esteem gospel, the unholy mixture of modern psychology and the Bible which has almost taken over the Christian world and which has made deep inroads into fundamental churches in the last 10 years. In 1937 Peale and psychiatrist Smiley Blanton established a counseling clinic in the basement of the Marble Collegiate Church. Blanton had undergone extended analysis by Freud in Vienna in 1929, 1935, 1936, and 1937. The clinic was described as having "a theoretical base that was Jungian, with strong evidence of neo- and post-Freudianism" (Carol V.R. George, God's Salesman: Norman Vincent Peale and the Power of Positive Thinking, Oxford, 1993, p. 90).



So there you have it! There was once a man named “Norman Vincent Peale” who did the Devils bidding by teaching Christians to “think positive”. I mean what this man taught was that people can have whatever they desire by just “willing it” in their heart. And even though “Peale” took credit for his “Positive Thinking” idea, the true source of his revelation can be traced back to the earliest of times:


How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” (Isaiah 14:12-15 KJV)


You see it was the number one angel “Lucifer” who first came up with this thing about “positive thinking”. I mean he wanted to be God really, really bad, so he “willed it” in his heart. Five times he did his thing with “positive thinking” in order to take over God’s position and become God (I will, I will, I will, I will, I will). However, in the not too distant future, dear old Lucifer’s going to reap the rewards of his “positive thinking”…and it ain’t a gonna be too very “positive”. Because you see the One who Lucifer tried to work his positive thinking “witchcraft” on – The Almighty God – has promise him a very long and fiery stay in the everlasting fires of Hell!


But anyway, getting back to Guideposts and the “spirit of Peale”, the following should give you a better understanding of what Norman Vincent Peale believed in:


Though Peale rarely spoke in clear theological terms, he did on occasion openly deny the Christian faith. In an interview with Phil Donahue in 1984, Peale said: "It's not necessary to be born again. You have your way to God; I have mine. I found eternal peace in a Shinto shrine. ... I've been to the Shinto shrines, and God is everywhere." Donahue exclaimed, "But you're a Christian minister; you're supposed to tell me that Christ is the Way and the Truth and the Life, aren't you?" Peale replied, "Christ is one of the ways! God is everywhere." Peale told Donahue that when he got to "the Pearly Gates", "St. Peter" would say, "I like Phil Donahue; let him in!" Mr. Peale gave comfort to some in the audience who believed that "just so we think good thoughts" and "just so we do good, we believe we'll get to heaven" (Hugh Pyle, Sword of the Lord, Dec. 14, 1984).


You see Norman Vincent Peale was not a “follower of Jesus Christ”…and therefore Norman Vincent Peale was not a “Christian”!


I mean after all, “Peale” said “It's not necessary to be born again”, but “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3 KJV)


But then “Peale” goes on to say “Christ is one of the ways!”, and “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6 KJV)


And if that ain’t enough to prove my point, “Peale” goes on to say “just so we think good thoughts” and “just so we do good, we believe we'll get to heaven”…but Jesus saith unto him, “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” (Matthew 15:9 KJV)


So…if Norman Vincent Peale was not a “follower of Jesus Christ”, and therefore not a true “Christian” as many believe, then just what in the world was he? Well, the following information will give us the answer:



Peale was a Mason and served as Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of New York City and Imperial Grand Chaplain of the Shrine. On September 30, 1991, he was inducted into the Scottish Rite Hall of Honor, and his oil portrait hangs in the House of the Washington D.C. Temple (The Berean Call, Oct. 1992).


In an article that appeared in the Masonic Scottish Rite Journal in February 1993, Peale said:


"My grandfather was a Mason for 50 years, my father for 50 years, and I have been a Mason for over 60 years. This means my tie with Freemasonry extends back to 1869 when my grandfather joined the Masons. ... Freemasonry does not promote any one religious creed. All Masons believe in the Deity without reservation. However, Masonry makes no demands as to how a member thinks of the Great Architect of the Universe. ... men of different religions meet in fellowship and brotherhood under the fatherhood of God."



So Norman Vincent Peale was a Mason…and he was a Mason for over sixty (60) years…and the god he served was the “Great Architect of the Universe”. However, this “Great Architect of the Universe” (the one Norman Vincent Peale gave his life for) is not the God of the Bible. Because you see this god that Norman Vincent Peale worshiped in his “religion of Freemasonry” is really Baphomet…the old god of Baal worship…AND the god of Masonry! Baphomet! He’s ugly, frightening, and completely satanic! And he looks like this:


Baphomet - Great Architect of the Universe


Now that’s one more ugly dude! And come to think of it, I can’t say that his name’s very pretty either. But the question is “What’s in a name?” I mean I’ve given you a picture of Baphomet, and I’ve even given you a few of his names (AKA), but do you really know “who” it was that Norman Vincent Peale worshiped as “god”?


Well that’s the question, and what better person to ask than the “big cheese” of Masonry – Albert Pike; the Grand Commander and Sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry. And here’s what he had to say about the real identity of “Baphomet” the “Great Architect of the Universe”:


Albert Pike
[See Chick Publication’s The Curse of Baphomet]
[Also see Chick Publication’s The Unwelcome Guest]


So what do you think of that? Baphomet, the Mason’s “Great Architect of the Universe”, is none other than “Lucifer/Satan” – the “positive thinking” angel who wanted to be God!


Wow!! And double WOW!!! Norman Vincent Peale, the founder of Guideposts magazine and “Positive Thinking”, worshiped the Devil! And seeing how “Old Splitfoot” is the “god of lust”, there should be no misunderstanding as to the reason “why” that seductively-seducing sex object, Rachael Ray, was featured in his Guideposts magazine!


And having said all that, it should be abundantly clear by now that Guideposts is not a Christian magazine…just as it’s founder Norman Vincent Peale was not a Christian! In fact the following Words of Jesus apply to all those participating in the Guideposts publication:


“But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.” (Luke 9:55 KJV)


Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.” (Matthew 23:27-28 KJV)


But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.” (Matthew 23:13 KJV)


Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.” (Matthew 23:15 KJV)


Now that’s some pretty powerful stuff…and it’s all directed at the people who produce the magazine with the largest circulation of any religious publication in existence – Guideposts!


Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” (Colossians 2:8 KJV)


And to wrap this one up, let me leave you with this: “Make sure to judge a book by it’s cover so that you can keep on keeping the faith in Jesus!!!




Dad (Bruce Hallman)



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