A typical NAR [New Apostolic Reformation] service is no dull affair. Lively worship with Hillsong or Jesus Culture music can stir up the emotions. Gold dust, glory clouds, angel sightings and fantastic stories of encounters with God leave followers drooling in their seats. After the message, it is time for the spirit to move and prophecies are given, people are slain in the spirit, impartations and declarations seal the deal. But now that you have left, there is silence. What stirred your soul is gone, and you wonder if a dry alternative is all that God has to offer. What you may not yet have realized is that the “more” you were seeking was actually poison. People who live on junk food and a high sugar diet live in a state of toxic hunger. They are perpetually hungry because their bodies are not being fed the nutrients that they are so desperately craving and needing. Instead they keep giving their bodies what they think it wants, rather than what it truly needs.

In the same way, people who are fed on the NAR teachings are not receiving the nutrition that their spirits need, and so they are in a perpetual state of hunger. They believe that this is a good hunger, but in fact it’s a sign that they have been poisoned. Their senses have been stimulated and entertained, yet their spirits are starving. — Rick Becker, Famine In The Land (see "Broken Free" article below)


Discipleship Is Radical Followship

Diane Conklin Christian Research Service   The battle for truth is raging in a lot of families these days; so many need strength and encouragement to be faithful with familial struggles. Think not that I am come to send peace … Continue reading

Our Pagan Children

Dr. Peter Jones truthxchange truthxchange.com   “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Prov. 22:6). For centuries, this biblical wisdom has reassured Christian parents—until now. Our … Continue reading

A Test of Reformation: Arminianism

Chapel Library www.chapellibrary.org   2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which began when Martin Luther (1483-1546) posted his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. In the years following, the Reformation spread across Europe, … Continue reading

What’s Your Relationship With Your Smartphone?

Diane Conklin Christian Research Service   Jumping on a bandwagon may seem like the most natural thing to do. After all, everyone else seems to be jumping too. How many of us even think to ask the hard questions before … Continue reading

The Fruits of Bethel Church – Ashamed of The Gospel, Flirting With The Occult

Rick Becker Famine In The Land   The false doctrines of Bethel church are well documented. Word of faith heresy, prosperity gospel, dominion theology and mysticism are part and parcel of Bethel’s “gospel” Bill Johnson & co claim to be … Continue reading

The Grip of The Cult-Like New Apostolic Reformation & Co

Rick Becker Famine In The Land   You probably have friends and family caught up in New Apostolic Reformation churches (Bethel, Hillsong etc) and you have found it extremely difficult to persuade them they are being deceived. You may have … Continue reading

You’ve Broken Free From The New Apostolic Reformation – Now What?

Rick Becker Famine In The Land   God has opened your eyes to the deception in the New Apostolic Reformation and other aberrant teachings such as the word of faith and prosperity gospel. You have made the necessary, yet painful … Continue reading

God’s Purpose in Our Discouragement

Mike Ratliff Possessing the Treasure mikeratliff.wordpress.com   23 Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him. Genesis 40:23 (NASB) My natural tendency is to heartily participate in self-pity, outrage, and unforgiveness thereby opening doors in my heart … Continue reading

Christians, We Need To Talk About Hollywood

Tim Challies www.challies.com     Scandal after scandal has broken over Hollywood and, for perhaps the first time, we are all seeing what goes on behind the lens. And now I think it’s time we, as Christians, had a talk … Continue reading

Ouija Board

Dr. Brady Blevins Watchman Fellowship, Inc. www.watchman.org   We contend…that it [the Ouija board] is a form of amateur mediumship and not a game or sport. By means of this board one is enabled to get in touch with the … Continue reading

That’s Scary: Passion Translation Plans Oct. 31 Release for Full New Testament

Holly Pivec Spirit of Error spiritoferror.org   BroadSteet Publishing has announced an Oct. 31 release date — Halloween Day — for the controversial Passion Translation’s complete New Testament. This popular New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) “translation” of the Bible is produced … Continue reading

Buzzfeed’s Eye-opening Look Inside the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry

Holly Pivec Spirit of Error spiritoferror.org Last week Buzzfeed published an excellent, eye-opening article about the Bethel School of Supenatural Ministry — a school run by Bethel Church in Redding, California, probably the most influential church in the New Apostolic … Continue reading

Women and False Teachers: Why Men Don’t Get It, and Why It’s Imperative That They Do

Michelle Lesley michellelesleybooks.com   Confession time: Sometimes – OK, often – I think my brain works more like a man’s than a woman’s. You’ve got a problem? Suck it up- here’s the solution. The mall? A perfectly horrifying way to … Continue reading

Captivated Through Philosophy and Empty Deceit

Rick Becker Famine In The Land   It takes time and dedication for celebrity teachers to build a ministry. Social media is a vital aspect when it comes to building their brand. Instagram, twitter and Facebook are utilized to keep … Continue reading

Aimee Semple McPherson: Actress or Anointed?

Costi Hinn Equip The Saint equipthesaint.com   On this date, September 27th, 1944, one of the most famous female faith healers in history died of an overdose from sleeping pills that sent shockwaves through the world. While she is known … Continue reading

Victims of Bill Johnson’s SOZO Ministry Speak Out

Amy Spreeman Berean Research bereanresearch.org   Many churches are bringing a practice called SOZO into their ministry, at the peril of damaging the sheep and possibly shipwrecking their faith. SOZO Prayer is a technique based on psychology and used by … Continue reading

Fast-Tracking Mandatory Vaccination While Government and Media Muzzle Scientists

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Health Impact News healthimpactnews.com   Turning their backs on the human rights principle of voluntary informed consent memorialized in the Nuremberg Code after World War II, health authorities in France and Italy are fast-tracking involuntary vaccine … Continue reading

The ‘Prophets’ and ‘Apostles’ Leading the Quiet Revolution in American Religion

Bob Smietana Christianity Today   A Christian movement characterized by multi-level marketing, Pentecostal signs and wonders, and post-millennial optimism. A quiet revolution is taking place in America religion, say Brad Christerson and Richard Flory, authors of The Rise of Network … Continue reading

I Was Once Transgender – Why I Think Trump Made the Right Decision for the Military

Walt Heyer Intellectual Takeout IntellectualTakeout.org   On Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he wouldn’t allow transgender individuals to serve in the military: I think he made the right decision—and as someone who lived as trans-female for several years, I … Continue reading

How Evangelicals Lost the Culture War Before It Started – LGBTQ Infiltrators & Facilitators

Rev Thomas Littleton July 27, 2017   Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent to change the churches’ Biblical stand on LGBTQ. In 2014, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) came to the deep south with $8.5 million to push … Continue reading

Planned Parenthood Tells Preschoolers: ‘Your genitals don’t make you a boy or a girl’

Martin Cothran Intellectual Takeout IntellectualTakeout.org   If the birds and bees followed Planned Parenthood’s new guidelines concerning them, they would eventually have to be put on the endangered species list. The nation’s largest provider of abortions has new guidelines out … Continue reading

Female Pastors – False Teachers or Just Sinning?

Michelle Lesley michellelesleybooks.com     Is a woman who is in the position of pastor to be considered a false teacher or merely disobedient to The Word of God? Some churches in my area place pastors’ wives in the position … Continue reading

Christ and Antichrist

Dave Hunt The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org July 1, 2017   First published in July 1990 Anti is a Greek prefix that not only means “opposed to” but “in the place of.” Antichrist will indeed oppose Christ but in the most diabolically clever way possible: by … Continue reading

Hillsong, Bethel Music and The Great Seduction

Emergent Watch emergentwatch.com   For the first time, Hillsong United is uniting with Bethel (Redding’s) Music for a “Night of Worship” on July 21 @ the Redding Civic Auditorium. Note that by their participation, Hillsong is effectively declaring their affinity … Continue reading

The New Apostolic Reformation – An Examination of the Five-Fold Ministries, Part 1

Dr. Gary E. Gilley Think On These Things tottministries.org   The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is one of the largest, broadest and most powerful movements within Christianity today, yet it flies largely under the radar. Even those involved often do … Continue reading

Operation Pull Teen Vogue

“OPERATION PULL TEEN VOGUE” is underway! Teen Vogue Magazine must be pulled from all store shelves! It is a danger to children. Please SHARE to warn others.   “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose … Continue reading

David Jeremiah: “Appreciates Sarah Young and Jesus Calling”

Amy Spreeman Berean Examiner piratechristian.com   Pastor David Jeremiah recently worked with JesusCalling.com to produce a podcast titled, Keeping Hope In A Darkened World. In addition to promoting his new book, the pastor also promoted Sarah Young, the author of … Continue reading

Yet Another One – An Undiscerning Believer – Is Being Deceived!

Learn to Discern Granny   Not long ago a dear friend wrote me an e-mail that she titled: “Yet Another One.” In her note she wrote that a former pastor’s wife had just messaged many on Facebook touting “Jesus Calling.” … Continue reading

Pentagon Halts Obama’s Transgender Endorsement Plan

Neil Munro Breitbart breitbart.com   The Secretary of Defense has frozen a decision by former President Barack Obama to recruit transgender soldiers this year, and a new poll shows the planned recruitment freeze is very popular. Two of every three … Continue reading

Of God’s Decree: Does God Decree Everything That Happens?

Dr. Martin Erdmann Verax Institute veraxinstitut.ch/en   Question:  Is everything that happens determined by God? Answer:  The answer, of course, is “yes,” but this is only one part of the answer. Naturally, many books have been written on this.  I … Continue reading

Outer Darkness, the Fiery Furnace, the Lake of Fire, and Hell

Mike Ratliff Possessing the Treasure mikeratliff.wordpress.com   12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first … Continue reading

Ecumenical vs. Evangelical

Mike Riccardi the Cripplegate thecripplegate.com   One of the most devastating attacks on the life and health of the church throughout all of church history has been what is known as the ecumenical movement—the downplaying of doctrine in order to … Continue reading

Big Pharma and Mainstream Media Attack Coconut Oil with Mis-information

Brian Shilhavy Health Impact News healthimpactnews.com   The Public’s Growing Awareness of Coconut Oil’s Health Benefits is Clearly a Threat to Big Pharma’s Drugs In what appears to be a coordinated attack against the rising popularity of coconut oil, the … Continue reading

Army’s Transgender Policy Includes Guidelines on Male Pregnancies

Todd Starnes FOX NEWS Opinion foxnews.com/opinion   The Army has begun mandatory transgender sensitivity training for soldiers. The training covers everything from “transfemale” soldiers to transgender shower etiquette to dealing with a male soldier who becomes pregnant. Yes, good readers. … Continue reading

Hey Bill Johnson & Bethel Church, God Put Himself in a Box Called “Bible”

Anthony Wood Equip The Saint equipthesaint.com   I receive emails from people around the world who are deeply confused and frightened by the teaching and supposed “miracle” ministry of Bill Johnson, Bethel Church, and Jesus Culture in Redding California. Many of … Continue reading

Baptist Prof To LGBT Group: Our Kids Are Not Your Kids

Robert Oscar Lopez   In a recent press release, a group called Faith in America has announced they will intrude into multiple public spaces of Phoenix during the yearly convention of the Southern Baptist Convention. Their goal is to demand … Continue reading

Discernment is Rooted in Maturity in Christ

Mike Ratliff Possessing the Treasure mikeratliff.wordpress.com   11 Καὶ αὐτὸς ἔδωκεν τοὺς μὲν ἀποστόλους, τοὺς δὲ προφήτας, τοὺς δὲ εὐαγγελιστάς, τοὺς δὲ ποιμένας καὶ διδασκάλους, 12 πρὸς τὸν καταρτισμὸν τῶν ἁγίων εἰς ἔργον διακονίας, εἰς οἰκοδομὴν τοῦ σώματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ, … Continue reading

Not From Ourselves: Holy Love in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Bruce W. Davidson     Abstract: In modern discourse, few words have become as debased as the word “love.” Jonathan Edwards defined Christian love very differently from popular ideas about love. Before the prevalence of current Romantic and therapeutic concepts, … Continue reading

Homosexuality Was My Identity

Anchored North anchorednorth.org     Can you be homosexual and a Christian? Watch video HERE.

‘I Have Deep Regrets’: Graphic Artist Who Designed ‘Shack’ Novel Renounces Book

Heather Clark Christian News christiannews.net   The graphic artist who helped design the controversial best-selling novel “The Shack” has come forward to express his regret for being a part of the project out of his concern that it contains false … Continue reading

Becky Dvorak’s Misguided Ferocious Faith

Diane Conklin Christian Research Service christianresearchservice.com   Becky Dvorak, a self-proclaimed prophetic healing evangelist and author of The Healing Creed, was recently interviewed on Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural!TM He introduced Becky as having “the most ferocious faith for miracles that … Continue reading

How Russell Moore Assisted the LGBTQ Agenda

Rev Thomas Littleton SBC Today sbctoday.wpengine.com   An Open Letter to Dr. Russell Moore I write this letter to you, Dr. Moore, at a time when your reputation within the SBC [Southern Baptist Convention] has taken a turn. Being aware … Continue reading

Hebrew Roots and the Leaven of Works Salvation – Part One

T. A. McMahon & Richard G. Fisher The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org February 2017   Purge Out Therefore the old leaven… —1 Corinthians 5:7 The Apostle Paul warned about being tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine (Ephesians 4:14). These days, … Continue reading

Hebrew Roots and the Leaven of Works Salvation – Part Two

T. A. McMahon & Richard G. Fisher The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org March 2017 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.—Galatians 2:21 There is a great amount of “frustrating … Continue reading

Brennan Manning’s “New Monks” & Their Dangerous Contemplative Monasticism

Lighthouse Trails Research www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com   Little did I know when I began to read The Signature of Jesus, the time and effort that would be involved in understanding it. I am not a theologian by training. My background is in … Continue reading

All 240 Family Christian Stores Are Closing

Christianity Today [CRS notes it is regrettable another company is closing its doors, particularly for the affected employees and their families. It has also been regrettable that Family Christian Stores provided so many materials containing doctrinal error. It would be … Continue reading

The Perils of Religious Romanticism

Bruce W. Davidson   On January 2, about fifty thousand young adults gathered in Atlanta to participate in the Passion 2017 conference.  People outside evangelicalism might imagine something named “Passion” to be an event for romantic novelists or their fans, … Continue reading

Christianity in Conflict with American Civil Religion

The Mind Renewed Thinking Christianly in a New World Order themindrenewed.com   “American Civil Religion is the most effective rival religion to true Christianity in the US”—Martin Erdmann This week we welcome back theologian and lecturer Dr. Martin Erdmann, Director … Continue reading

Satan Considering The Saints

C. H. Spurgeon eternallifeministries.org   How very uncertain are all terrestrial things! How foolish would that believer be who should lay up his treasure anywhere except in heaven! Job’s prosperity promised as much stability as anything can beneath the moon. … Continue reading

False Teachers and Deadly Doctrines

Tim Challies www.challies.com   For the past few years, lists of Christian bestsellers have been topped by a book claiming fresh revelation from Jesus Christ. Before that, they were overrun by books describing people’s purported visits to heaven. And before … Continue reading

7 False Teachers in the Church Today

Tim Challies www.challies.com   The history of Christ’s church is inseparable from the history of Satan’s attempts to destroy her. While difficult challenges have arisen from outside the church, the most dangerous have always been from within. For from within … Continue reading

The Five Tests of False Doctrine

Tim Challies www.challies.com   T.D. Jakes says that God eternally exists in three manifestations, not three persons. Greg Boyd says God knows some aspects of the future, but that other future events are outside of his knowledge. Creflo Dollar says … Continue reading

Biblical Illiteracy: Its Tragedy and Remedy

Dr. Gary E. Gilley Think On These Things tottministries.org   Both statistical research and anecdotal observation come to the same conclusion – America, a nation once steeped in Scripture if not always living in obedience to God, has joined the … Continue reading

How Globalists Predict Your Behavior

Brandon Smith Alt-Market.com   The globalists seem to have an overarching obsession with data collection. As we have seen with revelations from multiple government whistle-blowers, the establishment spends most of its time, energy and manpower collecting information not just on … Continue reading

Prosperity Gospel Sermon Review – “The Power of Your Thoughts”

Famine In The Land Facebook   The false doctrines of the Word of Faith movement and prosperity gospel are a worldwide challenge to the body of Christ. Christian Revival Church is one of the largest (53,000 members in multiple locations) … Continue reading

Defrauding Millions: Bethel Church and Benny Hinn Together

Jeff Maples Pulpit & Pen pulpitandpen.org   If you go to an evangelical church in America, you’ve probably heard Bethel’s music. This means that your church is paying royalties to Bethel Church and their artists which directly supports their ministries. … Continue reading

Mysticism: Its Origin and Impact on Contemporary Christian Thought

Zachary Doppelt Verax Institute veraxinstitut.ch/en Within Evangelical Christianity there has been a resurging interest in the writings of the mystics and their intuitive approach to God. This has been noticeable with the growing interest in authors such as Richard Foster, … Continue reading

Mysticism. . . and Dr. Strange

T. A. McMahon The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org November 25, 2016   In the October and November 2016 issues of The Berean Call newsletter, a thesis was presented based upon Scripture and an observation of what has been taking place in … Continue reading

Salvation Through Technology – Creating A Posthuman New Breed

Dr. Martin Erdmann Verax Institute veraxinstitut.ch/en September 2016 Read Verax Magazine HERE.  

Oswald Chambers — Personal Piety Combined With Flawed Theology

Bob DeWaay Critical Issues Commentary www.cicministry.org   Oswald Chambers’ devotional My Utmost For His Highest has been read by millions of Christians. When I was in Bible College in the early 1970’s someone gave me a copy. I started using … Continue reading

Satan’s Civil Rights

Dr. Peter Jones truthxchange truthxchange.com   For the first time, a Satanist group has official permission to meet in a public school at the end of the school day. An After School Satan Club (ASSC) meeting was held at Sacramento … Continue reading


Mike Ratliff Possessing the Treasure mikeratliff.wordpress.com   11 Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you … Continue reading

The Spiritual Lessons Behind the 2016 Presidential Election

Jason Charles Wake the Church wakethechurch.org   God’s Hand In this Election It is my belief that God has supernaturally intervened in this 2016 election season. Trump simply would not be in the position he is in without the help … Continue reading

Camp Regen’s “Insane” Fun & Games

Diane Conklin Christian Research Service www.christianresearchservice.com   Camp Regeneration (Regen) is hosted by John MacArthur and Grace Community Church. This annual summer camp invites high school ministries nationwide for “powerful expository preaching, Christ-centered music, intense team games, various outdoor activities, … Continue reading

Mysticism and The Coming World Religion

T. A. McMahon The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org PARTS 1 – 3 Part I – October 1, 2016 Undermining sound doctrine is Satan’s primary goal in his attempt to shipwreck the faith and fruitfulness of believers. The strategy involves corrupting the … Continue reading

Turning a Gospel Preacher into a Mystical Guru: A Review of ‘FORMED FOR THE GLORY OF GOD — Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards’

Bruce W. Davidson   Contents Introduction 1. The Bookʼs un-Edwardsian View of Conversion 2. The Bookʼs un-Edwardsian Treatment of Human Evil 3. The Bookʼs un-Edwardsian Denigration of Doctrine 4. The Bookʼs Vague Directives and Misunderstanding of “Means of Grace” One … Continue reading

Transgender Advocates ‘Aim to Destroy’ Common Sense, Says Analysis

BREITBART NEWS breitbart.com   The progressive left is demanding that ordinary Americans describe some men as “she” and some women as “he,” supposedly just to help a few people who say they are transgender, says a new analysis published by … Continue reading

Where is The Conservative Evangelical Voice in Today’s Cultural Tsunami?

Rev Thomas Littleton BARBWIRE barbwire.com   You may not self-identify as an evangelical or even be a fan of the Reagan Revolution revivalists, but if you are a conservative in America you are a stakeholder with those who stand against … Continue reading

After the Republic

Angelo M. Codevilla CRB claremont.org/crb   Over the past half century, the Reagan years notwithstanding, our ruling class’s changing preferences and habits have transformed public and private life in America. As John Marini shows in his essay, “Donald Trump and … Continue reading

Hebrew Roots Heresies

Elliott Nesch Holy Bible Prophecy holybibleprophecy.org   Because of the many heresies of modern Christianity today, many believers have fled from the apostate denominations only to find themselves ensnared in Hebrew Roots heresies. What is the Hebrew Roots movement? According … Continue reading

Standing Firm Amidst Famine of The Word of God

Mike Ratliff Possessing the Treasure mikeratliff.wordpress.com   13 Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (NASB) The growing apostasy in … Continue reading

U.S. Lawmakers Aim to Block Obama’s Internet Giveaway

Alex Newman The New American thenewamerican.com   With Obama illegally plotting to hand over a crucial piece of the Internet’s architecture to a United Nations-style outfit before he leaves office — and potentially crush Internet freedom as we know it … Continue reading

Love Sins: The Reality of Love Versus Modern Romanticism

Bruce W. Davidson   Currently the way to victory in any controversy is to present one’s own stance as loving, while disposing of the opposite view as hate speech. Though she is hardly famous for her benevolence, even Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

The Death of Evangelicalism

Bruce W. Davidson   The current presidential election has made the serious rifts within evangelicalism embarrassingly obvious. For instance, reactions to Donald Trump vary widely. Some, like Jerry Falwell, Jr., have declared him a Christian, while others denounce him as … Continue reading

NAR Leader Brian Simmons Reveals a New Chapter of the Bible

Holly Pivec Spirit of Error spiritoferror.org I’ve written a series of posts about Brian Simmons because I consider his new “translation” of the Bible, the Passion Translation, to be one of the most dangerous developments in the New Apostolic Reformation … Continue reading

The Disappearing “Middleground” and The Coming Conflict

Denny Burk dennyburk.com   David Gushee has written a column for Religion News Service arguing that the “middleground” is disappearing on LGBT rights. He writes: Middle ground is disappearing on the question of whether LGBT persons should be treated as … Continue reading

‘The Darwinian View is False’: Ph.D. Biologist Dismantles Evolution in New Book

Garrett Haley Christian News Network christiannews.net   An accomplished molecular biologist with more than two decades of research experience has come out with a new book in which he describes crippling weaknesses in the theory of evolution and argues instead … Continue reading

There Is Only One We Dare Not Offend

Bill Muehlenberg CultureWatch billmuehlenberg.com   Taking offense has become a national pastime in much of the West. Everyone seems to be getting offended about something. We have not only become an easily offended people, but we are even now making … Continue reading

The NAR’s Infallable Prophet Rick Joyner (and the New Breed)

Churchwatch Central churchwatchcentral.com   The problem with cults is that it is hard to convince people that they actually teach really bizarre or far-fetched doctrines. It’s hard to reconcile that they push such illogical concepts on people contrary to human … Continue reading

Ecumenical Quest for a World Federation

Dr. Gary E. Gilley Southern View Chapel www.svchapel.org   Book Review: Ecumenical Quest for a World Federation by Martin Erdmann Ecumenical Quest for a World Federation is an excellent work which informs us of the past and gives us much … Continue reading

Vice President Biden Officiates Same-Sex ‘Wedding’ Between White House Staffers

Heather Clark Christian News christiannews.net   WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden announced this week that he had officiated a same-sex “wedding” between two White House staffers at his home in Washington. He Tweeted a photo of the occasion on … Continue reading

Pokemon: Cuz The Church Needs To Be Relevant, Right?

Bud Ahlheim Pulpit & Pen pulpitandpen.org   “In the beginning was the video game. And the game was enchanting. And the game was augmented reality.” (The gospel according to Pokemon?) The article popped up on Challies’ a la Carte serving … Continue reading

The Foreknowledge of God

Arthur W. Pink WHAT CONTROVERSIES HAVE BEEN ENGENDERED BY THIS subject in the past! But what truth of Holy Scripture is there which has not been made the occasion of theological and ecclesiastical battles? The deity of Christ, His virgin birth, His … Continue reading

Ellen DeGeneres: Transgender Stingray in Disney’s ‘Finding Dory’

Daniel Nussbaum Breitbart www.breitbart.com   Disney/Pixar’s upcoming film Finding Dory features a transgender stingray who transitions to become “Sting-Rhonda,” the film’s star Ellen DeGeneres revealed in an interview. The sequel to the 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo has already fueled speculation that … Continue reading

You Might Be Apostate

Michelle Lesley michellelesleybooks.com   Comedian Jeff Foxworthy hit the big time several years ago with his “You Might Be a Redneck” one-liners. He frequently introduced the bit by saying, “I’ve found that there are rednecks all over, but sometimes people … Continue reading

How to Analyse the Media, and Which Sources to Trust

Shaun Willcock Bible Based Ministries www.biblebasedministries.co.uk   In this internet age, we are bombarded with information.  But for the true Christian, sorting out the true from the false in the media is extremely difficult.  How are we to do it?  … Continue reading

Don’t Let This Be Your Kid: Disturbing Video of Girl From Bethel Church in Redding, Calif.

Holly Pivec Spirit of Error spiritoferror.org   I frequently hear from Christians who are concerned that their child has gotten involved with Bethel Church in Redding, California. If you don’t know, Bethel Redding is one of the most influential organizations … Continue reading

New Age Mysticism Déja vu – Part One

T. A. McMahon The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org February 2016   In the mid-1970s, Dave Hunt wrote a book chronicling the life of Paul Gupta, a Christian convert and the founder of Hindustan Bible Institute. That biography began Dave’s research efforts … Continue reading

New Age Mysticism Déja vu – Part Two

T. A. McMahon The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org March 2016   The New Age Movement seems to have faded away since it came on the scene quite vigorously in the 1970s. Actually, it hasn’t faded away but has “faded into the woodwork.” … Continue reading

New Age Mysticism Déja-vu — Part Three

T. A. McMahon The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org May 2016   In his 2006 book, Yoga and the Body of Christ, Dave Hunt noted that there were more than 500,000 references on Google Search for “Christian churches and yoga.” Today, that search … Continue reading

The Nature of False Prophets and False Teachers

Mike Ratliff Possessing the Treasure mikeratliff.wordpress.com   1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of … Continue reading

Jen Hatmaker: “Christians Should Open Wide Their Churches to LGBT Community”

Amy Spreeman Berean Research bereanresearch.org   So many Christian women who love the Lord are very upset with me for warning them about Jen Hatmaker. Yes, I know, Jen is the lovable mom, writer and speaker who is known for … Continue reading

Let’s Revive the Lost Art of Christian Polemics

Pastor Conrad Mbewe A Letter from Kabwata www.conradmbewe.com   The tragedy on today’s ecclesiastical landscape is the number of heretics who are thriving inside evangelicalism. They are having a field day and hardly anyone is raising a voice against them. … Continue reading

Discernment Challenge: If You See Something, Say Something

JD Hall Pulpit & Pen pulpitandpen.org   If You See Something, Say Something is a public service campaign started by the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority, now licensed by the Department of Homeland Security and has become popularized in … Continue reading

Did God Break the Law for Love?

Tim Challies www.challies.com   It happened again. A popular preacher said something in a sermon, it made its way to social media, and lots of people got upset. This happens quite often, doesn’t it? I rarely pay attention to these … Continue reading

Gender Ideology Harms Children

American College of Pediatricians www.acpeds.org   The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not … Continue reading


Robert Stewart, Ph.D. & Marilyn Stewart, M.Div. Watchman Fellowship, Inc. www.watchman.org The claim that Jesus never existed is virtually unknown prior to the 18th century. Up to that time even Christianity’s fiercest detractors did not deny that Jesus was a historical … Continue reading

D is for Deception—The Language of the “New” Christianity

Lighthouse Trails Research www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com   A number of years ago, a book written by emerging-church leaders Brian McLaren and Leonard Sweet was released. The book was called A is for Abductive: the language of the emerging church. Going through the … Continue reading

Pastoral Self-Appointments Must Stop

Pastor Conrad Mbewe A Letter from Kabwata www.conradmbewe.com   It is a well-known fact that state governments in Africa are deciding that enough is enough and are moving in to arrest the rot taking places largely in Charismatic churches. The … Continue reading

Chasing What God?: Examining The God Chasers by Tommy Tenney

Pastor Bill Randles Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc. midwestoutreach.org   The God Chasers is a call to those who consider themselves to be hungry for the “manifest presence of God.” It begins with a narrative, which should strike a chord with … Continue reading

The Rise of Religious Narcissism

Bruce W. Davidson   We live in a very neo-Romantic age, in which feelings are considered more significant than facts. This is why a man can claim to be a woman just because he feels like one and be taken … Continue reading

Barbie in Full PC Mode: There is Now a Lesbian Barbie

Fellowship of the Minds fellowshipoftheminds.com   Because “Diversity is crucial“…or something like that. Mattel, the manufacturer of Barbie, recently added new dolls in three body types: curvy, petite and tall. They announced the following: “Girls everywhere now have infinitely more ways to … Continue reading

Looking Beyond a Church’s ‘Statement of Faith’

Holly Pivec Spirit of Error spiritoferror.org   Do you want to know if a church or organization is part of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)? Finding the answer may not be as easy as looking at the church’s statement of … Continue reading

See To It That No One Takes You Captive Through Philosophy and Empty Deception…

Mike Ratliff Possessing the Treasure mikeratliff.wordpress.com   8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to … Continue reading

Unbelief Begets Deception

Mike Ratliff Possessing the Treasure mikeratliff.wordpress.com   53 When Jesus had finished these parables, He departed from there. 54 He came to His hometown and began teaching them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did … Continue reading

God’s New Sound

Pastor Larry DeBruyn Guarding His Flock Ministries guardinghisflock.com   Part 11: The Physics of Heaven A Serial Book Review & Theological Interaction Review of Chapter 10: (authored by Larry Randolph) “Spiritual Synesthesia” I believe we are on the verge of … Continue reading

The 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 reading

Fraudulent Faith

Ray C. Stedman authentic Christianity www.raystedman.org   Chapter four of First Timothy begins with dramatic and intriguing words. The apostle says: Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by giving heed to … Continue reading

Discernment Ministry – A Biblical Defense

Dr. Gary E. Gilley Southern View Chapel www.svchapel.org   We live in an environment in which it is most difficult to stand for the faith. Not only will those who attempt to be on the front lines of discernment face … Continue reading

How God Changes Lives – Understanding Means of Grace

Bob DeWaay Critical Issues Commentary www.cicministry.org   What do the Pope, the Dalai Lama and Donald Whitney have in common? They all promote freestyle spirituality where feeling close to God replaces drawing near to God on His terms. Religious experimentation … Continue reading

Christian Idolatry

Pastor Daryl Hilbert www.gracebiblegillette.org   THE SIN OF IDOLATRY Definitions of Idolatry Idolatry is the sin of paying homage (worship, service, or guidance) to any god or image other than the true Creator God. Idolatry is the sin of worshipping a … Continue reading

Beware of Wolve’s in Sheep’s Clothing

Mike Gendron Proclaiming The Gospel www.pro-gospel.org   The Lord Jesus Christ warned His followers, “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheepʼs clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves (Matt. 7:15). The warning was important because Jesus later … Continue reading

The Beleaguered Disciple: One Woman’s Story of Finding Discernment and Losing Beth Moore

Pulpit & Pen pulpitandpen.org   In this guest post, JoAnne Elizabeth of Vancouver, WA recounts her experience of going from Beth Moore Groupie to warning every woman she knows to stay far, far away from Beth Moore. I once was … Continue reading

Why Some People Need a Good Killing…A Biblical Defense for Self Defense

Pulpit & Pen JD Hall pulpitandpen.org   Just because we’re good people doesn’t mean we won’t kill you – Rick Grimes   Right. So, maybe a Biblical defense for self-defense shouldn’t begin with quotation from the protagonist in a televised … Continue reading


Tim Challies challies.com   On the positive side, I think [William] Paul Young has become a markedly better writer since The Shack. On the negative side, he continues to use his writing to undermine and redefine Christian theology. By my … Continue reading

Why Evangelicals and Catholics Cannot be “Together”

Jordan Standridge The Cripplegate thecripplegate.com   As the evangelical world in America seems rather excited about the Pope’s visit, I can’t help but remember how I felt when I discovered the Evangelicals and Catholics Together document (ECT). In 1995 the … Continue reading

Praying Circles

Dr. Gary E. Gilley Southern View Chapel www.svchapel.org   Prayer is surely one of the most blessed of all privileges afforded the child of God. Just to think that sinners, even forgiven sinners, are invited to approach the throne of … Continue reading

The Tragic Loss of The Doctrine of Sin

Pastor Conrad Mbewe A Letter from Kabwata www.conradmbewe.com   I started writing this blog post on a flight across the Atlantic. I was disturbed. I left the USA on the same day that the Supreme Court there announced the legality … Continue reading

The Apostles Who Don’t Do Anything

Cameron Buettel & Jeremiah Johnson Grace to You www.gty.org   It is not new, it is not apostolic, and it is not a reformation. – John MacArthur on the New Apostolic Reformation What should we think of self-styled apostles who meet … Continue reading

The Lunatics Are Running the Asylum

Shaun Willcock Bible Based Ministries www.biblebasedministries.co.uk   The world has truly gone mad. And it is unrestrained sin that has made it so. The sodomites and their friends pushed and pushed – and pushed still more – against the walls … Continue reading

The Holy Spirit’s Witness

Dr. Gary E. Gilley Southern View Chapel www.svchapel.org   I have written a number of articles, even a book or two, [1] challenging “Christian” mysticism which is so prevalent in evangelical circles today. What do I mean by mysticism? John … Continue reading

Cross Encounters Radio: Bethel Church

Tony Miano Cross Encounters crossencountersmin.com   This is a new series of shows that will focus on a blight, a scourge, a locust in the land of Christendom—Bethel Church, in Redding, CA. I know those are strong, and to some, … Continue reading

Bethel Church: The False Gospel of Kris Vallotton

Tony Miano Cross Encounters crossencountersmin.com   This article is the second in an ongoing series of articles looking at the false teaching and false practices of Bethel Church, in Redding, CA. In this article I will address the false gospel … Continue reading

Selling the Stairway to Heaven: Critiquing the Claims of Heaven Tourists

Jim Osman Kootenai Community Church kootenaichurch.org   Heaven visitations are all the rage today. A retelling of the sights, sounds, and smells of a supposed trip to Heaven can land an author at the top of the bestseller list and … Continue reading

A Reformation The Church Doesn’t Need – Answering Revisionist Pro-Gay Theology, Part I

  Gregory Koukl & Alan Shlemon Stand To Reason www.str.org   The scene was familiar: a church filled with joyful Christians, singing well-known hymns, praising God with arms outstretched, enjoying beautiful, bountiful fellowship with each other. There was one significant … Continue reading

Hope for a Doomed Nation

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Chad Taylor – A ‘New Breed’ Pied Piper

Diane Conklin Christian Research Service www.christianresearchservice.com July 2009   Who is Chad Taylor?  In a “Press Release And Prophecy To The South,” dated February 19, 2009, he states of himself: Chad has been traveling through the states of the South … Continue reading

Chad 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 reading

Tony Campolo Welcomes Gays and Lesbians Into The Church

Diane Conklin Christian Research Service www.christianresearchservice.com   To apply the mantra “All you need is love” to some professing Christians seems fitting. Such can be an apt depiction of a dangerously myopic and erroneous Christian worldview. To wit, president of … Continue reading


Jeff Pollard Chapel Library www.chapellibrary.org   In the English language, there exist certain four-letter words that, when uttered, grieve the soul and defile the minds of those who by faith in Christ attempt to live with a clear conscience. They … Continue reading

How to Gauge the Authenticity of a Christian Leader or Teacher or Preacher or Minister

Mike Ratliff Possessing the Treasure mikeratliff.wordpress.com   21 Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death. 22 But now having been freed from sin … Continue reading

Entering Into Eternal Love

Patricia Campbell I was pondering Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac…We see in Abraham a dad who had waited a very long time for his son, until it was only by a miracle could he even have one. And then… Abraham … Continue reading

Revival or Apostasy?

Dave Hunt The Berean Call www.thebereancall.org April 2015 Revival or Apostasy? – First published in October 1997 Knowing that we are in the last of the last days, with an imminent Rapture a very real hope, our thoughts often (and … Continue reading

The Inerrancy Summit

Shepherds’ Conference www.shepherdsconference.org   Session videos from the 2015 Shepherds’ Conference – The Inerrancy Summit March 3–8, 2015 at the Master’s Seminary. View videos HERE.  

God of All Grace

Patricia Campbell Thoughts on 1 Peter 5:10   …the God of all grace…has called you to His eternal glory… Who? The self-existent eternal Creator God; the God who told Moses that no man could see His face and live; the … Continue reading

Meet Ima Do-Gooder and Mia Mystic – Affable Spokespersons For Deception

Debra Rae www.debrarae.us January 31, 2015   Allow me, if you will, to introduce Ima Do-gooder and his partner, Mia Mystic. Both college educated,[1] Ima and Mia are model citizens, ever ready to take in stray animals and take on … Continue reading

Pastor 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 reading

Bill Johnson: Squandering Our Spiritual Inheritance

Herescope herescope.blogspot.com   Review of Chapter 4 authored by Bill Johnson: “Recovering Our Spiritual Inheritance”[1] [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 reading

Selfie 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 reading

Selfie 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 reading

New 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 reading

Classic 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 reading

The 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 reading

Should 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 reading

Destructive 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 reading

Rock 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 reading

For 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 reading


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 reading

Is 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 reading

The 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 reading

The Low-Information Evangelical (LIE)

Marsh West STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH! renewamerica.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 reading


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 reading

Bound 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 reading

An 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 reading

Answers 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 reading

Dreams 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 reading

A 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 belonging … Continue reading

How 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 reading

Narcissism: 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 reading

Climbing 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 reading

The 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 reading

Question: 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 reading

Christians 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 reading

Biblical Signs of a Work of God

Jonathan Edwards The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God Jonathan Edwards was one of the premier theologians our nation ever produced. The following is a contemporary adaptation of Edward’s masterful treatise on revival, The Distinguishing Marks … Continue reading

What 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 reading

Contending 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 reading

The 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 reading

Spiritual 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 reading

The 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 reading

Toxic 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 the … Continue reading

Joel 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 reading

A 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 reading

Why 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 reading

The 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 reading

Modern 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 reading

Do 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 reading

Is 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 reading

The 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 reading

They 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 reading

They 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 reading

Fasting 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 reading

The 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 reading

By 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 reading

Building 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 reading

The 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 reading

Are 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 reading

Contemporary 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 reading

Bell 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 reading

The 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 reading

The 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 reading

Church 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 reading

False 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 reading

The 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 reading

The 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 reading

Excited 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 reading

Charismatics 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 reading

Slain 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 reading

Generational 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 reading

Rick 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 reading

A 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 reading

Sinners 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 reading

Another 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 reading

Setting 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 reading

Christian 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 reading

Charismatic 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 reading

Spiritual 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 reading

The 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 reading

Jesus 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 reading

Jesus 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 reading

Profane 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 reading

Rob 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 reading

The 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 reading

The 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 reading

The 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 reading

The 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 reading

The 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