About James Lloyd DBA Christian Media Network


Prophecy for Sale by Craig Portwood




James Lloyd is a man of many profound personal contradictions. He was raised in the upper class blue-collar area of Southern California known as “Orange County”, a collection of “bedroom communities”, not far from the site that became Disneyland. His father was employed in the Radio and Television industry, his mother was an entertainer. Given this beginning, it is no wonder that his show seems to be more for entertainment anything else. It seems to be “in his blood”. 


While in his teens, and after several struggles with drug use, truancy, and other brushes with the law and challenges with authority, he dropped out of high school. He worked for a while with his father doing odd menial jobs, and in the course of maturity, he changed from a life of selling drugs, to a life of sales of more legal kind of product.


He became a member of the Calvary Church® movement in his youth, where he was enthralled by the charismatic preacher Chuck Smith, who would go on to create a huge ministry. He married a young woman named Anita. 


In the early 1980’s, he moved from Southern California to Southern Oregon. At some point, perhaps related to a drug habit he could not at that time shake, his marriage to Anita fell apart and ended in divorce on February 11, 1988. 



He became romantically involved with Susan Lenox while he was still married. It was a tempestuous relationship involving a drunken attempted rape, infidelity, violence and even more drug use. At some point, James began publishing the Christian Media Newspaper.



A few months after that rape attempt, James began teaching Bible prophecy, writing a book, which he refers to as his "foundational work" called Beyond Babylon©. It is notably flawed by the inclusion of “prophetic” understandings he gained through the use of “New Age translations” of the bible such as the “New International Version©” (also referred to as the NIV), the “Revised Standard Version©”, the “New English Bible©” and the “Amplified Bible©”.


In this book, he also acknowledges his dependence upon many authors and “Christian” individuals whom he has since seen fit to brand as “Liars” and “reprobate”, not entirely without just cause. Among them are Pat Robertson, founder of the “PTL Club®”, Chuck Smith, founder of the “Calvary Chapel®” organization, pre-tribulation rapturist Chuck Missler, as well as another man James has branded a false prophet, author Hal Lindsey, and other “mainstream Christian leaders”, as well as the apostate Ellen G. White who was a theologian in and an early leader of the Seventh Day Adventist® movement, and also pagans such as Immanuel Velikovsky, Mary Relfe, and David Yallop. 


This is interesting, given his public position of eschewing those who he brands as apostate. He has made many public pronouncements, quoting the epistle of 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17, saying that he refuses to have anything to do with "The Beast" out of his own desire to "...touch not the unclean thing..." (i.e. Government, and or the authority structure of society), and teaches others to do the same, claiming the high moral ground of the scriptures. Yet, in a closer examination of his actions in the past, as well of the actions of his followers, which he condones using the Bible, a different picture begins to emerge. Although James Lloyd claims to be opposed to the government, he has used the power of that same government when it suits his purposes.


James Lloyd is popular with pagans who believe that the “serpent in the garden” of Eden is the real creator and not the God of the Bible. That Lloyds writings keep company with such blasphemy should be no surprise because most of the things Lloyd teaches are occult based. He has used what he now admits are "New Age" versions of the Bible. That he mines material from pagan new age sources for ideas as to might apply them to his pet "prophecy" theories should be obvious. That he has also leaned heavily upon the doctrinal works of people he has branded as liars, frauds, false prophets and apostates, and outright pagans, in his “foundational prophetic work” Sadly, he defends what he has done using logic to justify his position, and in his self-delusion, maintains his posture of having spiritual integrity.


Seeing then, that the apostate materials used in the "foundation" upon which his spiritual house is built, is it any wonder that he fears the prospect that his listeners might be influenced by "the storms of reason"? (Matthew 7:26-27) 





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