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Pulpit & Pen pulpitandpen.org Lifeway has been selling The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven for many years now. It is part of the trifecta of books on “heavenly tourism” that Lifeway has sold and has promoted, along with … Continue readingPastor of Subjective Spirituality?
Diane Conklin Christian Research Service www.christianresearchservice.com April 2014 updated January 2015 Why would an evangelical church have a “Pastor of Spiritual Direction” on its staff trained by an abbot from a Benedictine monastery? Such is the case of one … Continue readingThe Physics of Heaven
Pastor Larry DeBruyn Guarding His Flock Ministries guardinghisflock.com A Serial Book Review & Theological Interaction: Part 1 Judy Franklin, Ellyn Davis and others, The Physics of Heaven: Exploring God’s Mysteries of Sound, Light, Energy, Vibrations and Quantum Physics (Crossville, TN: … Continue readingBill Johnson: Squandering Our Spiritual Inheritance
Herescope herescope.blogspot.com Review of Chapter 4 authored by Bill Johnson: “Recovering Our Spiritual Inheritance” [The Physics of Heaven: Exploring God’s Mysteries of Sound, Light, Energy, Vibrations and Quantum Physics, by Judy Franklin & Ellyn Davis (Crossville, TN: Double Portion … Continue readingSelfie Syndrome – How Social Media is Making Us Narcissistic
The Best Computer Science Schools www.bestcomputerscienceschools.net What is Narcissism? ● Narcissistic personality disorder involves a preoccupation with self and how one is perceived by others. Narcissists pursue gratification from vanity and the admiration of their own physical and intellectual … Continue readingSelfie Scriptura
Herescope herescope.blogspot.com 1. Like taking a picture of themselves, selfies believe they have received individualized and intimate communication(s) from God as stimulated by and resulting from their pietistic and personal contemplation and/or imagination. To validate that the messages have … Continue readingNew Apostolic Reformation and International House of Prayer Article Series
Herescope herescope.blogspot.com The original article The Present of “His Presence” [by Pastor Larry DeBruyn] served as an apologetic, laying the solid biblical groundwork necessary to refute the newly emerging Second Pentecost teaching by the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and … Continue readingChurch of Scientology
Kurt Van Gorden Watchman Fellowship, Inc. www.watchman.org L. Ron Hubbard was a successful science fiction writer who published over 15,000,000 words between 1932 and 1950 under 20 pen names. Some critics believe that Hubbard may have predicted his forthcoming church. While … Continue readingThe Best Gift I Can Give Christian Christmas Haters
Clint Archer Café Seminoid www.clintarcher.com It isn’t wrong to have a fern on my porch or a cactus in my office (chosen for its resilience to neglect, a prerequisite for any plant life under my supervision). But apparently having … Continue readingClassic Q&As from Dave Hunt on “Messianic Jews”
Dave Hunt The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org December 2014 This month’s Q&As were answered by Dave Hunt and were originally printed in October 2005 and June 2007 Question: [You have] objected to the use of the terms “Messianic Jew” and … Continue readingIs The Evangelical Church in Africa Really Glorifying God?
Pastor Conrad Mbewe A Letter from Kabwata www.conradmbewe.com As 2014 draws to an end, my heart aches. I am deeply burdened about what has become the dominant characteristic of evangelical Christianity in Africa. I have tried to wrap my … Continue readingThe New Age Propensities of Bethel Church’s Bill Johnson
Lighthouse Trails Research www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com In Redding, California, Bethel Church has become one of the largest evangelical churches in North America. Many people from around the world travel to Redding to attend the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, and C. … Continue readingShould Christians Dialogue with Obvious Apostates and Heretics?
Mike Ratliff Possessing the Treasure mikeratliff.wordpress.com 8 To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; 9 not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you … Continue readingDestructive Heresies
Mike Ratliff Possessing the Treasure mikeratliff.wordpress.com 1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing … Continue readingChanging “Jesus Calling”—Damage Control for a False Christ
Lighthouse Trails Research www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com Publisher Problems What if you are a major publisher like Thomas Nelson and you suddenly discover that your mega best-selling book Jesus Calling was inspired by a channeled New Age book? And what if you … Continue readingKirk Cameron Called to ‘Repent’ for Encouraging Christians to Celebrate Halloween
Christian News christiannews.net Kirk Cameron, who has been making appearances promoting a new documentary film, is now being called to repentance after raising concerns by statements he made encouraging Christians to celebrate Halloween… During the interview, Kirk discussed his … Continue readingRock Music and Insanity
David Cloud Way of Life Literature, Inc. www.wayoflife.org/ It cannot be disputed that a spirit of insanity accompanies rock & roll music more than any other in modern times. Since the 1950s, rockers have thumbed their noses at God’s … Continue readingFor Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen
Mike Ratliff Possessing the Treasure mikeratliff.wordpress.com 11 The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction. 12 The ten horns which you saw are ten … Continue readingYoga
Robert Velarde Watchman Fellowship, Inc. www.watchman.org Is it possible to practice yoga apart from its decidedly Eastern religious worldview, and do so safely? The simple answer is no; it is not possible to practice true yoga without the underlying spirituality … Continue readingIs Your Church Doing Spiritual Formation? (Important Reasons Why They Shouldn’t)
Lighthouse Trails Research www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com Is your church involved in a Spiritual Formation program? If so, you might want to ask the question, what exactly is Spiritual Formation? It’s a fair question, and one that, if not asked, could end … Continue readingThe Ministry of Rebuke – and How to Receive It
Shaun Willcock Bible Based Ministries www.biblebasedministries.co.uk No one likes to be rebuked. From childhood, our natures rebel against any form of reproof, rebuke, or censure. But in the course of our lives we may experience rebukes, at different times, … Continue readingThe Low-Information Evangelical (LIE)
Marsh West STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH! standupforthetruth.com The phrase low-information voter (LIV) was made popular in the mid-1990s. Although the LIV is uninformed on the issues, he casts his vote. The LIV is often highly opinionated even when … Continue readingMysticism
Pastor Zachary Doppelt Verax Institute veraxinstitute.us What has been the greatest negative influence on the Christian faith over the centuries and particularly in the past thirty years? Was is Roman Catholic sacramentalism, money-crazed tele-evangelists, “Christian” rock concerts? Sure, these … Continue readingBiblical Discipleship vs. RightNow Media
Amy Spreeman STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH! standupforthetruth.com Are you ready for the next big state-of-the-art discipleship tool for every member of your church, including staff? It’s called RightNow Media, a slick new video streaming program that compares itself … Continue readingBound to Work: 3 Reasons You Should Not Try Bind Satan
Clint Archer Café Seminoid www.clintarcher.com Spiritual warfare is real. It might not make the news; but it ought to. Paul acknowledges this in Ephesians 6: 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, … Continue readingAn Evaluation of Muslim Dreams & Visions of Isa (Jesus)
Pastor Dennis McBride c/o Southern View Chapel www.svchapel.org My Goal: The goal of this paper is to evaluate the reported phenomenon of Jesus (Isa) appearing to some Muslims in dreams and visions, and to discern if such reports fit … Continue readingAnswers to Questions: Community Conversion
Pastor Richard A. Conners www.fbceres.com Question: Is it possible for a community group, like a family, tribe, household, or village to come to Christ altogether at the same occasion? Answer: We have to be clear about what the question … Continue readingDreams as a Mission Strategy: Let’s Ask Questions
Pastor Randy White Randy White Ministries randywhiteministries.org For many years now I’ve been concerned with what appears to be a growing strategy of missions in difficult areas: praying for the Holy Spirit to reveal Christ in the lives of … Continue readingA Call to Separation
Arthur W. Pink “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Cor. 6:14-18) This passage gives utterance to a Divine exhortation for those … Continue readingRoman Catholic Necromancy: Praying to Dead Popes
Shaun Willcock Bible Based Ministries www.biblebasedministries.co.uk At an historic and unprecedented canonisation ceremony in April 2014 the reigning pope of Rome, Francis I, watched by his predecessor, the retired Benedict XVI, canonised two dead popes, John XXIII and John … Continue readingHow Neo-paganism Deceives the World and the Church – Why Nature Religions Predominate
Bob DeWaay Critical Issues Commentary www.cicministry.org God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed … Continue readingThe Church as a Vehicle to Transform the World
Dr. Martin Erdmann Verax Institute veraxinstitute.us New series of seven video interviews with Pastor Dean Good: The Biblical Mission of the Church Satan’s Mission: One World Society The Infiltration of the Church The New Age Movement The Church as … Continue readingNarcissism: The Root of All Hypocrisy in The Theological Psychology of Jonathan Edwards
Bruce W. Davidson I. INTRODUCTION Nowadays there is a naïve tendency to accept uncritically all accounts of spiritual experience as authentic. Many books capitalize on this and relate their authors’ supposed experiences with God. For example, in the best-selling … Continue readingClimbing Up Another Way – Is There A Spiritual Ladder to the Lap of “Father God”?
Mark Dinsmore The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org March 2014 History and Structure of Sozo “SOZO” is a psycho-spiritual deliverance and inner healing methodology birthed out of Bethel Church in Redding, California. But though the Bethel Sozo website banner says, “[A] … Continue readingCopeland in Popeland: Kenneth Copeland Embraces “Unity” with the Roman Pope
Shaun Willcock Bible Based Ministries www.biblebasedministries.co.uk It caused a huge stir – but really, should any Christian be surprised? At a conference in Texas, USA, under the auspices of the “ministry” of veteran Charismatic charlatan and false prophet, Kenneth … Continue readingLarry Crabb to Join Richard Foster’s Renovare Contemplative Conference – Christian Leaders Continue to Promote Crabb
Lighthouse Trails Editors Lighthouse Trails Research www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com As Lighthouse Trails has often said, when Christian pastors and leaders endorse or share platforms with those who are teaching serious heresy (contemplative negates the Gospel itself with panentheistic/universalisitic/interspiritual roots), this not … Continue readingMovie Review: Son of God
Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell Answers in Genesis www.answersingenesis.org Largely cobbled together from The Bible miniseries that showed in six parts on the History Channel last year, Son of God, as a full-length feature film focusing just on the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ, had … Continue readingSwedish Megachurch Leader Ulf Ekman Converts to Catholicism, ‘Stuns’ Congregation
Stoyan Zaimov The Christian Post www.christianpost.com Megachurch leader Ulf Ekman of the Word of Life ministry in Sweden has announced that he and his wife Birgitta have converted to Roman Catholicism . . . “We needed to know the … Continue readingPope To Copeland: Catholics and Charismatics Must Spiritually Unite
Stand Up For The Truth! standupforthetruth.com We are galloping toward a one-world melding of religions, and the ramifications are staggering. Pope Francis has now sent a video message to Word of Faith father Kenneth Copeland, urging a reconciliation between … Continue readingJohn MacArthur Defends Children on CNN’s Headline News
Richard Mayhue, Th.D. The Master’s Seminary www.tms.edu John MacArthur appeared yesterday afternoon on the Nancy Grace show in response to the third-degree murder conviction of parents in the death of their infant son. This was the second of their … Continue readingThe Paraclete
Charles Haddon Spurgeon “Prince of Preachers” (1834 – 1892) Spurgeon Gems & Other Treasures of God’s Truth www.spurgeongems.org A SERMON DELIVERED ON LORD’S-DAY MORNING, OCTOBER 6, 1872, BY C. H. SPURGEON, AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON. (NO. 1074) … Continue readingQuestion: What About People Who Say They’ve Gone To Heaven?
Brent Riggs Serious Faith www.seriousfaith.com Think about it… the Apostle Paul went to heaven, and God told him “don’t talk about it”. The Apostle John saw many wondrous things in heaven that God told Him not to write down, … Continue readingChristians Eating Grass?
Pastor Conrad Mbewe A Letter from Kabwata www.conradmbewe.com News concerning a pastor in South Africa who has made his church members to eat grass has shocked the world. What many people do not know was that a few days … Continue readingWhat is Dominionism?
Dr. Martin Erdmann Verax Institute veraxinstitute.us Dominionism is the erroneous belief that Christians have a mandate to build the “kingdom of God” on earth, restoring paradise, by progressively and supernaturally transforming themselves and others as well as all societal … Continue readingStrange Fire Conference
Grace to You www.gty.org Strange Fire, part of Grace to You’s Truth Matters conference series, evaluates the doctrines, claims, and practices of the modern charismatic movement, and affirms the true Person and ministry of the Holy Spirit. The conference … Continue readingBiblical Signs of a Work of God
Jonathan Edwards Adapted from the complete, modernized text of Jonathan Edwards’ The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God “I will now show positively what are the sure, distinguishing scriptural evidences and marks of a work of … Continue readingWhat Does it Mean to be Filled with The Spirit?
Jeremy Cagle Just the Simple Truth www.justthesimpletruth.com In 2008, a news release was sent out in Great Britain entitled, “World’s Oldest Living Animal Discovered After He is Pictured in 1900 Photograph.”1 The article showed a picture taken on the … Continue readingContending for the Faith Against the Heresies of our Times
Shaun Willcock Bible Based Ministries www.biblebasedministries.co.uk In addition to preaching the Gospel to the lost (Mk.16:15), and teaching all the Word of God to the saved (Matt.28:20), it is also the solemn duty of the Lord’s servants to “earnestly … Continue readingThe Characteristics of an Apostate
Mike Ratliff Possessing the Treasure mikeratliff.wordpress.com 20 The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, … Continue readingSpiritual Warriors with an Antigay Mission: The New Apostolic Reformation
Political Research Associates The New Apostolic Reformation, an aggressively political movement within Christianity, blames literal demonic beings for the world’s ills and stresses the power of “spiritual warfare” to deliver people and nations from their power. It is rapidly … Continue readingThe Evangelical Gelding is Neutered
Dr. Orrel Steincamp The Plumbline Newsletter Archive www.deceptioninthechurch.com/plumblinearchive.html “To play the culture card you have to ‘mix and match.’ Having put the focus on the culture as ‘evangelism’ bait you find you then need the new and brighter and … Continue readingToxic Devotion: A Review of Sarah Young’s — Jesus Calling
Bob DeWaay Critical Issues Commentary www.cicministry.org “And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” (Acts 2:42) In the Bible, the term “devotion” is used for … Continue readingJoel Osteen is a Demonic False Teacher
“Men are not so much victims of false prophets as false prophets are the judgment of God on men who don’t want God.” Video includes: Paul Washer, John Piper & John MacArthur View video HERE.Joel Osteen: Origins & Errors of His Teaching
Keith Thompson Reformed Apologetics Ministries www.reformedapologeticsministries.com “Joel Osteen has assumed the role of pastor at Lakewood Church in Huston, Texas, teaching his view of Christianity to around 38,000 people a week and to millions on television around the world.” … Continue readingA Healthy Church Member is an Expositional Listener
Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile Pure Church thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/thabitianyabwile/ The Scripture tells us “the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn … Continue readingWhy is The Charismatic Movement Thriving in Africa?
Pastor Conrad Mbewe A Letter from Kabwata www.conradmbewe.com Many explanations have been given for the explosion of the Charismatic movement in Africa. Many have seen this as a powerful visitation of the Holy Spirit. Whereas there is probably more … Continue readingThe Marks of a Cult: A Biblical Analysis
James K. Walker Watchman Fellowship, Inc. www.watchman.org How can we recognize a counterfeit church or a group that is theologically cultic? What are the differences between another Christian denomination and a religion promoting imitation Christianity? While there is some doctrinal … Continue readingModern American Christianity
Paul Washer Shocking Youth Message Stuns Hearers, So Shocking the Preacher Was Never Invited Back LISTEN HERE.Examine Yourself
Paul Washer The most important issue in life is your salvation. Are you really saved? A Sermon That Has Angered Many – Examine Yourself is a message on true and false conversion. Are you striving after holiness? LISTEN HERE.On the Excellency of the Holy Scriptures
William Huntington I have sometimes thought, that a nation must be truly blessed, if it were governed by no other laws than those of that blessed book [the Bible]. It is … Continue readingDo People Still Speak In Tongues?
Jeremy Cagle Just the Simple Truth www.justthesimpletruth.com It is very common today to hear stories of people experiencing God in unusual ways. Several books are currently available that describe someone’s trip to Heaven1 or Hell2 or they tell how God spoke … Continue readingIs The Church Necessary?
Jeremy Cagle Just the Simple Truth www.justthesimpletruth.com Is the church still needed today or is there a better way to live the Christian life? Several decades ago, that question would have been unwarranted as Christians understood that the primary … Continue readingThe Modern Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
John MacArthur Grace to You www.gty.org “The Charismatic Movement has stolen the Holy Spirit and created a golden calf and they’re dancing around the golden calf as if it were the Holy Spirit.” View audio/video HERE. Well now that … Continue readingThey Claim to Speak for God – Part One
T. A. McMahon The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org March 2013 A very large part of Christendom in the United States is enamored with those who claim to speak for God. If you think that’s an overstatement, simply tune into some … Continue readingThey Claim to Speak for God – Part Two
T. A. McMahon The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org June 2013 Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you … Continue readingFasting and Spiritual Direction
Dr. Gary E. Gilley Southern View Chapel www.svchapel.org The list of spiritual disciplines that has been adopted within the Spiritual Formation Movement is almost endless. We could analyze the divine office, Benedict’s Rule, use of the Rosary and prayer … Continue readingThe False Gospel of Self-Esteem
Jim Baumgaertel Proclamation, Invitation, & Warning procinwarn.net COUNSELING “Christian counseling” has become a very prominent feature of the Church of Jesus Christ. The fact that the general area of “counseling” is rife with the philosophies of man results in … Continue readingBy Faith
Diane Conklin Christian Research Service www.christianresearchservice.com A look at the benefits of stepping out in faith according to Exodus 14 GOD LEADS ME “Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Tell the sons of Israel to turn back and … Continue readingBuilding the Kingdom of God on Earth
The Mind Renewed Thinking Christianly in a New World Order themindrenewed.com Dr. Martin Erdmann Interview: Dr. Martin Erdmann, Professor of Philosophy at North Greenville University, Director of the Verax Institute in Greer, South Carolina, and member of the Discernment … Continue readingThe Greatest Loss
J. C. Ryle (1816 – 1900) “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”—Mark 8:36 THE saying of our Lord Jesus Christ that stands at the head … Continue readingAre You Born Again?
J. C. Ryle (1816 – 1900) Are you born again? This is one of life’s most important questions. Jesus Christ said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). It is not … Continue readingContemporary Christian Divination: The False Claims and Practices of Christian Mystics
Bob DeWaay Critical Issues Commentary www.cicministry.org “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting … Continue readingBell Calls Homosexual ‘Marriage’ a Move of God for ‘Greater Affirmation of Gay Brothers, Sisters’
Heather Clark Christian News christiannews.net Rob Bell “believes that the push for homosexual ‘marriage’ is actually a move of God.” “What we’re seeing right now in this day, I believe, [is] God pulling us ahead into greater and greater … Continue readingDoes the Emergent Love-God Win?: A Review of Rob Bell’s ‘Love Wins’
Pastor Daryl Hilbert www.gracebiblegillette.org A Review of Love Wins–A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived by Rob Bell I. BELL’S BOOK A. Were you ever in a conversation where you could not … Continue readingThe Word-Faith Error: Word-Faith Course (11 lectures) by Watchman Fellowship
Tim Martin Watchman Fellowship, Inc. http://www.watchman.org Faith means trusting in God for the future, not claiming rights for the present: The faith that “moves mountains” is a special spiritual gift (1 Cor. 12:8; 13:2), not the normal Christian experience. … Continue readingThe Real Roots of the Emergent Church
Elliott Nesch Holy Bible Prophecy www.holybibleprophecy.org Film: This Christian documentary film The Real Roots of the Emergent Church will take an honest look at the leaders of the Emerging Church movement such as Brian McLaren, Doug Pagitt, Tony Jones, … Continue readingChurch of Tares: Purpose Driven, Seeker-Sensitive, Church Growth & New World Order
Elliott Nesch Holy Bible Prophecy www.holybibleprophecy.org Film: Can the Church borrow the marketing tools of the world and apply them to the Church? What is the history of the Church Growth movement and its false premises? Who is involved … Continue readingAn Invasion of Error: A Review of Bill Johnson—When Heaven Invades Earth
Bob DeWaay Critical Issues Commentary www.cicministry.org Bill Johnson of Redding, California has become a popular teacher in one of the latest iterations of the Signs and Wonders movement. His book, When Heaven Invades Earth, reveals his underlying theology. Johnson believes that … Continue readingFalse Prophets and Lying Wonders
John MacArthur Grace to You www.gty.org Have you noticed that no matter how many times charismatic televangelists make outlandish false prophecies, they never lack for followers, and they don’t stop claiming the Lord has spoken directly to them? Benny Hinn, for … Continue readingThe Doctrine of Church Discipline
Pastor Daryl Hilbert www.gracebiblegillette.org I. PURPOSES IN CHURCH DISCIPLINE A. Restoration in Fellowship (Gal 6:1) 1. Meaning of “restore” a) The word “restore” (katartizō) in Gal 6:1 means to mend a net or something broken, to repair, to fit out, equip, put in order, … Continue readingThe Demise of Biblical Discernment
T. A. McMahon The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org February 2013 In last month’s issue of this newsletter we exhorted our readers to discipline themselves to read the Word of God daily. The emphasis was on developing a habit, the best … Continue readingExcited Utterances: A Historical Perspective On Prophesy, Tongues and Other Manifestations of Spiritual Ecstasy
Matthew Allen www.bible.org “…Christianity involves a relationship, not a religion. By that, we mean that we do not hold to the staid formalism or empty rituals that typify much of religious expression in our day. After all, even orthodox belief, devoid … Continue readingCharismatics and the Sovereignty of Satan
John MacArthur Grace to You www.gty.org I received an interesting letter the other day. It came from some people who came to Grace [Community] Church from a Charismatic church — a very large, prominent Charismatic church. That’s quite a jump … Continue readingSlain in the Spirit
Dr. Ken Matto Scion of Zion Internet Ministry www.scionofzion.com There is a phenomenon which has taken hold in many churches called “Slain in the Spirit.” When this event happens a person falls backward into the arms of another so … Continue readingFocus on the Family: A Sham and a Shame – Part One
Martin & Deidre Bobgan PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries www.pamweb.org Sometime back we did a series of articles on the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) in which we called the AACC “A Sham and a Shame” and then demonstrated why … Continue readingGenerational Sins & Blaming the Past
Martin & Deidre Bobgan PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries www.pamweb.org Psychological counseling theories and therapies encourage individuals to look outside themselves to explain why they do what they do and why they feel the way they do. This blame game all … Continue readingRick Warren Uncertain if Homosexual Behavior is Sinful, Says ‘Gays’ Go to Heaven
“Controversy is stirring over recent comments made by Rick Warren, author of the best-selling book The Purpose-Driven Life and megachurch leader of Saddleback Church in California, who stated that homosexual behavior ‘might be’ sinful, and that he believes homosexuals go to Heaven.” … Continue readingA Brief Synopsis of The Emerging Church
Pastor Daryl Hilbert www.gracebiblegillette.org I. WHAT IS THE EMERGING CHURCH? A. It is difficult to pin down a definition of the Emerging Church for several reasons: 1. They are not able to clearly define themselves. 2. They have not made up their mind, what to deconstruct and … Continue readingSinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Jonathan Edwards 1703 – 1758 www.pbministries.org Preached at: Enfield, Connecticut, July 8, 1741 “.. Their foot shall slide in due time,” Deut. 32:35 In this verse is threatened the vengeance of God on the wicked unbelieving Israelites, who were God’s … Continue readingAnother Gospel
A. W. Pink 1886 – 1952 www.pbministries.org Satan is not an initiator but an imitator. God has an only begotten Son-the Lord Jesus, so has Satan-“the son of Perdition” (2 Thess.2:3). There is a Holy Trinity, and there is … Continue readingPractical Concerns in the Local Church: An Interview with John MacArthur
John MacArthur & Phil Johnson Grace to You www.gty.org Topics include: When church leaders are abusive When to leave a church Is it an option to not attend church? Women “pastors” and deaconesses Mysticism, spiritual formation, Richard Foster/Dallas Willard … Continue readingSetting the Record Straight on the Work of the Holy Spirit
Where is the debate in evangelicalism today regarding the attacks on the Holy Spirit by the Charismatic Movement? “The Holy Spirit has been assaulted and abused in a massive way…there seems to be no outrage.” Listen to John MacArthur and … Continue readingChristian Mysticism
Pastor Daryl Hilbert www.gracebiblegillette.org I. INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM A. Mystical Experience 1. No true believer will deny that experience or even, mystical experience, has a place in the Christian life. 2. For instance, the divine events that bring a sinner to salvation could be … Continue readingCharismatic Irrationality
The following is excerpted with permission from The Master’s Seminary Journal, “The Rationality, Meaningfulness, and Precision of Scripture,” by Robert L. Thomas, Professor of New Testament, The Master’s Seminary, Fall 2004: Contemporary Examples of Irrationality The psamist has written, “Your Word is … Continue readingSpiritual Warfare Movement
Pastor Daryl Hilbert www.gracebiblegillette.org INTRODUCTION A. We know from Scripture that Satan exists and has set up a counterfeit program. He attacks God’s creation (Gen 3:1), God’s Word (Gen 3:1,4), God’s character (Gen 3:5), God’s truth (1Ti 4:1-5; 2Co 11:14), God’s Christ … Continue readingThe Gospel as the True Armor of God – Deliverance from Demons as Transfer of Dominion
Bob DeWaay Critical Issues Commentary www.cicministry.org For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:13, 14) We know that … Continue readingJesus Gets Tough… Part One
T. A. McMahon The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org September 2012 When writing or even thinking about the biblical Jesus, problems may arise. One of them occurs when we focus on just one of His attributes and lose sight of His … Continue readingJesus Gets Tough… Part Two
T. A. McMahon The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org October 2012 In this two-part series we’re considering characteristics of Jesus that are revealed clearly in the Scriptures but that seem to be avoided or dismissed in the church today. As we … Continue readingProfane Preachers Contribute to Killing the Conscience
Marsha West News With Views www.newswithviews.com Pastor Mark Driscoll, founder of Mars Hill Church, Seattle Washington is highly regarded in evangelical circles. Pastor Driscoll sometimes uses profanity from the pulpit and has become known for his crude stand-up comic style … Continue readingRob Bell’s ‘Love Wins': A Review
“One of the reasons the blogosphere exploded over this book, is that we really do have two different Gods. The stakes are that high. If Bell is right, then historic orthodoxy is toxic and terrible. But if the traditional view of … Continue readingThe Christian’s Authority: Experience or the Word? Part 1
John MacArthur Grace to You www.gty.org We’re studying this morning, continuing in our series in discussing the charismatic movement. I want to just express, initially, that, basically, Grace Church is a place where saints come together to learn the … Continue readingThe Christian’s Authority: Experience or the Word? Part 2
John MacArthur Grace to You www.gty.org Well, this morning, we’re gonna continue in our study of the issues in the charismatic movement, and I want to preface it by saying that I feel that the things we’re gonna share … Continue readingThe Evils Within the Church
Horatius Bonar Jude 1-25 Jude, “the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James,” speaks to us in the tone of an ancient prophet. His voice is that of Elijah or John the Baptist. It is “the voice of one crying … Continue readingThe Church of the Apostasy, Part I
Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum Ariel Ministries www.ariel.org “The old apostasy was marked by verbal ‘destructive denials.’” The following is excerpted from The Footsteps of the Messiah – A Study of the Sequence of Prophetic Events by Dr. Arnold G. … Continue readingThe Church of the Apostasy, Part II
Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum Ariel Ministries www.ariel.org “The new phase [of apostasy] claims to affirm the fundamentals of the faith…” The following is excerpted from The Footsteps of the Messiah – A Study of the Sequence of Prophetic Events by Dr. … Continue reading