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

Berean Research - Apologetic Report

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According to author, speaker and Bible teacher Michelle Lesley, for Christians, being joined to a local church is not optional — it’s a must! Why? “Well, Jesus founded the church,” says Michelle. Moreover, “Jesus is the head of the church. Jesus loves the church. Jesus...

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Friday, 21 April 2017 04:39

Christian suffering

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Mike Ratliff of Possessing the Treasure offers hope for Christians who are suffering. Ratliff reminds us that “The hostility from those unworthy of the truth is like that of a wolf pack going after a few sheep.” He warns us to beware, to be careful. And he instructs us what to do in the...

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 05:30

Leaving the NAR Church: Danette’s story Featured

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“The hardest part about leaving a NAR church is that you are broken and enslaved BUT YOU DO NOT KNOW IT – because every time you turn around, someone is preaching ‘Jesus.’ And nobody wants to leave Jesus.” The Jesus Danette worshipped as a child was a counterfeit. She...

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It shouldn’t surprise anyone that high-profile Christian business men would “leverage their ‘success’ as executives to project themselves as expert advice-givers to pastors,” as Ed Stetzer and Thom Rainer are doing. What is surprising, though, is that pastors would be...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:06

Leaving the NAR Church: Kent’s story

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“We spoke glowingly of the “revivals” in Toronto and Florida. We wanted to be “drunk in the Spirit” like they were. In one service, the pastor’s message was about how the signs of the Zodiac told the story of the Gospel. I think there may have been one Scripture...

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Jeremiah Johnson of Grace to You asks: Should we or shouldn’t we debate our doctrinal differences? Many believers argue that our focus should be on what we agree on, and that we must set aside anything we disagree on. So does that mean we should ignore our differences with those who teach...

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Saturday, 15 April 2017 16:37

What will become of you when you die?

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Easter conjures images of Easter egg hunts, decorative baskets filled with all sorts of goodies, cool new clothes, church services, and families and friends gathering together for a feast. It’s all about….what? Is the reason we observe Easter Sunday to celebrate the coming of the...

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Saturday, 15 April 2017 02:35

10 Signs of a Cultic Church

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Cross Examined has a piece by Brian Chilton who asks: “How does one know that a church has the characteristics of a cultic church?” Good question.  According to Chilton, there is a difference between a cult and a cultic church and he gives some signs of cultic churches. So we want...

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Saturday, 15 April 2017 01:30

Leaving the NAR Church: Maria’s story

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“A woman used to go to church every morning to send the devil away from every seat. She would make a performance of that. It was quite scary to hear the cries and screams every Sunday morning.” Maria has allowed me to include her story in this series about a movement called the New...

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Picture a non-binary, non-judgmental Christian community with no sexual labels, in which we no longer judge people on the basis of their sexuality.  Hard to imagine a Bible believing Christian promoting a community such as this, yet this is the sort of thing one professing Christian imagines...

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 00:37

Leaving the NAR Church: Aimee’s story

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“I had been largely sheltered from false teachings for most of my life. That all changed in 2011 when I met a guy who told me about this great church he was attending, and invited me to go with him.” What started out as a kind invitation ended up as a full-blown nightmare for this...

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High profile Church leaders who teach doctrines of demons actually have the temerity to warn their critics to back off or face danger of divine judgment. Well, Cameron Buettel’s not backing off. In a blog post he wrote for Grace to You, Buettel names names and includes a video of one wolf in...

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Before you get started on Bud Ahlheim’s blog post, head over to our White Paper on Rick Warren, quickly browse our list of concerns, then return to Bud’s piece because you’ll want to know what this man is currently up to. Because Rick Warren has been dubbed...

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Ed Stetzer is a prominent evangelical with considerable credibility.  But when it comes to spiritual things Stetzer has shown time and time again that he lacks discernment.  If he had an ounce of spiritual discernment would he spend his valuable time interviewing Word of Faith pastrix...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 21:05

Leaving the NAR Church: Catrina’s story

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“We ladies had a morning of being taught how to prophesy. We were told to tell ourselves, ‘I’m going to start prophesying, even if I have to start in the flesh.’” Catrina has moved from church to church between Australia and New Zealand, always having to leave as the...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 00:02

Leaving the NAR Church: Jack’s story

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“They revel in false prophecies and the greedy liars who give them. They have rejected the Word and me as the giver of the loving truth to them.” Jack’s friends are lost to a counterfeit movement that goes by many names. But by God’s Grace, Jack and his wife have found...

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Monday, 03 April 2017 00:39

Three Reasons God is a Cessationist

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Jordan Standrich has some thoughts on cessationism vs. continuationism to help us think through this challenging topic. “An important part of cessationism,” says Standridge “is God Himself and what He has done in history.” In this piece over at The Cripplegate,...

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Sunday, 02 April 2017 01:42

You Might Be a Pharisee If . . .

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Those of us who are involved in online discernment ministries (ODM) take on Scripture twisters and outright heretics.  Professing Christians who’ve fallen into false teaching come back at us with “take the log out of your own eye,” as if bringing truth to light means...

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Saturday, 01 April 2017 03:14

Leaving the NAR Church: Lydia’s story

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We sent her there with our blessing and financial support, gone from us for a year without contact for the most part and under their influence and NAR teaching.  Our solid home church, pastors and elders, supported and sent her off with their blessing as well.  Lydia’s loved one was...

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Saturday, 01 April 2017 02:29

The aim of AIM and the World Race

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Some red flags to warn you about regarding a popular missions trip for youth called AIM- Adventures in Missions, and an event called the World Race,  in which students travel to 11 countries in 11 months. Young people have been exposed to the New Apostolic Reformation, along with contemplative...

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 03:37

“Hope Renewed” in what, exactly?

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That is an interesting definition of Hell, but it’s not how the Bible describes Hell.  It’s the worst of all possible suffering, and it is a dreadful reality to those who haven’t believed in the Gospel rightly preached from the Word of God. This trivialized, works-based fluff...

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 02:14

Heaven, Hillsong, and Heresy

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Costi Hinn has a warning for parents: Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be…..targets.  Targets? Yes.  Young people are being targeted by “Christian” bands like Hillsong and Jesus Culture.  Jesus Culture is known for their “prophetic worship.”...

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:21

Leaving the NAR Church: Marissa’s story

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“He prayed over her, and my little girl truly believed God had healed her. I will never forget her face. She thought she was healed.” Unfortunately, Marissa’s little girl was NOT healed. She became another victim of the countless “healing” events that take place all...

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Monday, 27 March 2017 06:21

Leaving the NAR Church: Shelly’s story

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“The pastor said we were in rebellion, and asked us to leave the church before we caused any division. He asked the other leaders to avoid us and not to engage in any conversation with us. We were so dependent on this system that even though we spent the next 7 years looking for a […]

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Brian Houston’s hearings before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are underway, as Houston faces questions about the safety of his Hillsong empire after the original charge: that Houston failed to tell police his father was a child sex abuser....

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