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John Nolte Breitbart www.breitbart.com When atheist director and co-writer Darren Aronofsky promised that his epic “Noah” would be “the least biblical film ever made,” that was not hyperbole. “Noah” is a brilliant, compelling, beautifully-mounted, beautifully-acted piece of storytelling conceived … 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 readingBill Nye’s Reasonable Man—The Central Worldview Clash of the Ham-Nye Debate
Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. www.albertmohler.com Bill Nye, whose main media presence is as “The Science Guy,” and Ken Ham, co-founder of Answers in Genesis and founder of the Creation Museum, squared off in a true debate over one … 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 readingThe Media Myth and Global Cult of Nelson Mandela
Shaun Willcock Bible Based Ministries www.biblebasedministries.co.uk The purpose of these articles is to provide an analysis of the contemporary South African and southern African scene from a Christian, “politically-incorrect” perspective… The ugly truth about the world’s favourite terrorist-turned-politician, Nelson Mandela, has … 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 readingJoyce Meyer and Word-Faith: Profile & Video
Tim Martin Watchman Fellowship, Inc. http://www.watchman.org Profile: Features Joyce Meyer’s history and doctrines (including “new school” Word-Faith, Word-Faith/Prosperity, Positive & Negative Confession, Power of Words, Health & Wealth, and more), as well as a Christian Response. View profile HERE. … 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 readingChad Taylor – Riding The Third Wave
Diane Conklin Christian Research Service www.christianresearchservice.com February 2013 In 2009, I wrote an exposé titled “Chad Taylor – A ‘New Breed’ Pied Piper”. Originally, it was for the benefit of family members who were involved with Taylor. Since that … 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 readingGrey Cells Matter
Diane Conklin Christian Research Service www.christianresearchservice.com June 30, 2012 Life is full of surprises. Five years ago I would never have considered my side of the family being torn apart by hyper-charismatic deception. The true story you’re about to … Continue reading