But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Sunday, 31 July 2016 13:09

Luther remembers

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13. And what did we under the papacy but walk blindly? We suffered ourselves to be led just as we were directed by the names of God and the saints. I was myself a pious monk and priest, holding mass daily, wherein I worshipped St. Barbara, St. Anna, St. Christopher and others — more saints than the calendar mentions, some of whom no one knew

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imageLord, thank You for the visitors who come each day.  Many hostile to what has been shared here.  I pray that You would move them to prayerfully and carefully examine the evidence here, against the truth of Your Word.  I pray we all will do that in all things. Please touch their conscience

From theIS NOT SATIRE blog…

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Christ Fellowship is handing out popcorn at the door, giving away VIP reserved seating, and conducting a special effects smoke flame show with Ironman on stage during their official Sunday worship service. The VIP reserved seating has a mini refrigerator with drinks, hot popcorn,

Co-author Chris Lawson writes:

This new Booklet Tract that I co-authored with Mary Danielsen was recently released in May 2016, through Lighthouse Trails Publishing. This booklet is available online if you would like to read it, or purchase a copy. Mary has also written other Booklet Tracts which can be found here.

If you live in the United Kingdom

If we would grow in holiness and become more sanctified, we must continually go on as we began, and be ever making fresh applications to Christ.” — J.C. Ryle

Consider the Christ that looked off heaven and heavenly things for you, how much more should you look off earth and earthly things, the world and worldly things for Him? —

Sunday, 17 July 2016 09:35

Advice to John Wesley from his mother

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Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the [desire for] spiritual things … that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.

— Susannah Wesley

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A warning from several years ago by a teenage researcher concerned with the occultic aspects of Pokemon.

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[Note from MWLF: 14 year old researcher Preston Young shares a few things about the Pokémon game. His concern is that it’s “sneakily teaching kids and adults stuff in the occult.” This is an area where

Hi Dr. Wood,

Remember a  few years back when Jim Wallis asked you to sign his “Covenant for Civility”? Unfortunately, the Covenant had a number of signatories from pro-gay churches, and even included an individual who had served on the Board of Directors for a pro-choice religious organization. When you discovered this deception

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

Russian President Vladimir Putin has just crossed a very dangerous line. He has just signed a law making it illegal for Russian followers of Jesus Christ to share or preach the Gospel anywhere outside the walls of their church, or even email their family and friends to invite them to church. What’s

Monday, 11 July 2016 20:54

Shawn Bolz Sees Dead Child in Cold Reading

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“As for the person who turns to mediums and spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My Face against that person and will cut him off from his people.” (Leviticus 20:6)

 

“There shall not be found among you…a medium or a spiritist or one who calls up the dead. For whoever does these things is

In her article, NAR Leaders meet with the Pope, Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error  writes:

By asking the Pope about universalism, Bickle showed that he apparently doesn’t understand the Catholic position on salvation. The Roman Catholic Church does not hold to universalism, the belief that all belief systems are equally valid (like

Thursday, 30 June 2016 06:13

Book review – Castles in the Sand

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Thanks to Pilgrim’s Progress Revisited for reviewing this novel. The book is a very effective means of warning about contemplative prayer.

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Castles in the Sand, Carolyn A. Greene’s contemporary Christian novel, is readable and believable.

During its

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 07:27

The rotten fruit of the NAR

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Marsha West explains:

To fully grasp all the reasons the New Apostolic Reformation is such a dangerous movement and why discernment bloggers incessantly warn about this cult I’m going to take an excerpt from a piece I wrote a few years ago entitled “Dominionists are on the move…and they mean business.”  I

Pastor Bill Randles writes:

What would you think of a Bible school that sends young people out to literally prostrate themselves on the graves of deceased preachers so that the students can absorb “the anointing” that lingers on the graves? What about a church in which a mist containing feathers, gold, and jewel dust descends on the

Yeah, I know.

It doesn’t make any difference to many of you. You’ll talk about how it’s not a Bible, it’s a paraphrase (even though it’s used as a Bible per se by millions). Or you’ll reject calls for investigation and cast every criticism of The Message as judgmental. You’ll find all kinds of reasons

 

Bonus: NT Wright masterfully pontificates around whether the Genesis creation account is literal or not:see short video

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016 21:22

Deceiving them with The Passion Translation

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Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error warns, “Beware: An NAR apostle has come out with his own NAR translation of the Bible, called “The Passion Translation.”

 

According to Pivec, NAR apostle Brian Simmons “has taken verses of Scripture that have nothing to do with NAR teachings or practices and reworded them so they appear to

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 06:09

The Message “bible” butchers Psalm 1:1

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Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. (Proverbs 30:5-6)

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Eugene Peterson’s horrendous translation (?) of Psalm 1:1 compared to the genuine thing.

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Wednesday, 08 June 2016 23:48

Spurgeon says

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“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.” ― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“By

Monday, 06 June 2016 07:30

The Apostasy is Happening

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The Last Hiker is correct. It is happening. Have you noticed how few these days are even able to hear biblical warnings?

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Tonight I listened to a teaching by Jacob Prasch that has  everything to do with what has been on my heart lately about the trash going on in the churches. I wanted to share it, because I know many of you are

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 22:33

Five minutes in hell for compassionate ministry

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“Most Christians would like to send their recruits to Bible college for five years. I would like to send them to Hell for five minutes. That would do more than anything else to prepare them for a lifetime of compassionate ministry.” William Booth (Founder of the Salvation Army)

We dance around it. We don’t want to

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 12:31

Experiential Faith

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When reading the posts of others, I often find myself between a rock and a hard place, especially when it comes to God’s sovereign intervention in our lives.  The teaching within the church falls into two extremes: God reveals Himself to us through hysterical experiences and manifestations or God’s sovereignty

“But the end of all things is at hand…” Here is David Guzik’s commentary on 1 Peter 4:7:

(7) In the last days, Christians should live with an attitude of serious prayer.

But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.

a. The end of all things is at hand: If we really believe that we

Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error nails this one down. She writes:

Following Christianity Today’s recent cover story on Bethel Church in Redding, California, I’ve been contacted by people wondering about Bill Johnson’s statements made in that article distancing himself from the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). The two specific

Friday, 13 May 2016 07:25

Our views of God in the songs we sing

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Do not flatter yourselves; if you go to places of worship merely to look about you or to hear music, you are not worshipping God.

— C.H. Spurgeon

Perhaps  our views of God are nowhere more obvious than in the songs we sing when we gather together. …The song service is such an easy way to promote our views of God that we must be

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