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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Monday, 18 September 2017 02:19

Spiritual Disciplines and the Appearance of Wisdom

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Spiritual Formation….Contemplative/Centering/Apopathic/Breath Prayer….”Christian Yoga“….Enneagram (you’ll learn about this below) are terms Bible believing evangelicals must become familiar with. All of these practices have been introduced into mainstream...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 05:07

Our Top 7 rules for commenting

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When it comes to our comments policy, I’ve always believed that Christians should be able to glorify Christ with their words and actions, without me imposing rules. However, it is time once again for a friendly reminder: This is not a free-for-all, nor are commenters entitled to be unbiblical...

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 01:18

The ‘Progressive Christian’ Charade

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Five years ago I penned a series of articles entitled “Liberals Created the Culture of Evil and Death.” Due to the aggressive tactics of the “fake news” media and counterfeit Christians, I decided to dust off part three and re-post a portion of it on Berean Research....

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Bible study author, speaker and blogger Michelle Lesley has written a thought-provoking piece for Bible believing Christians (those who hold to the authority of Scripture) that lays out the biblical view of how we must respond to all the troubling sexual issues that are impacting the world and the...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 01:05

Defining Orthodoxy in Our Modern World

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Recently a manifesto was released by the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood known as the Nashville Statement (NS). The manifesto proclaims that traditional sexual morality is based on the clear teaching of Scripture, not on the whims of an ever changing culture.  Albert Mohler,...

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Saturday, 09 September 2017 09:29

Three Truths to Settle Your Heart During a Storm

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“We are praying, begging God to turn this storm,” says Tommy Clayton, co-pastor of GraceLife Church in Central Florida. “We’re asking Him to weaken its power, change its course, and have mercy on our community. We can’t possibly imagine a scenario that would make this...

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Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error alerts us to a new NAR coalition (NAR is keen on coalitions) professing believers mustn’t take part in. Not surprisingly, the group is asking those who join to pay an annual membership fee that ranges from $300 to $350 per prophet. Since this isn’t...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 00:34

“I can’t find a solid church”

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I recently received an email that has become a common heart cry for those hungry sheep who are not being fed a solid diet of pure milk and meat of Scripture: “I am finding it difficult to find a congregation in my area that is not filled with compromise. I currently attend a Vineyard church...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 06:16

The “Sounds True” “Self-Acceptance Summit”

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A 10-day online event promises to make you a better you. It’s called the Self-Acceptance Summit, and I’ve seen several Christians promote it.  The event is put on by a group called “Sounds True.” (Are you tempted to add the words, But Isn’t? I know I am.) While...

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Former SBC President Dr. Ronnie Floyd will assume the role of President of the National Day of Prayer. For those of you who are unfamiliar, the ecumenical May event has been organized since 1952. It is a time when millions of people of all religions stop what they are doing and pray in unity with...

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A manifesto written by evangelical leaders has drawn the ire of the LGBTQ community, the liberal press, and has Progressive Christians ticked off as well.  Why? Because conservative evangelicals had the audacity to release a statement proclaiming that traditional sexual morality is based on...

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Two years ago Amy Spreeman posted a piece by Churchwatch Central entitled “Brian Houston admits he can offer “no great answer” on gay stance.”  She began by letting us know that “No one has a better handle on what’s going on with Hillsong’s background...

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Friday, 25 August 2017 02:14

"My church practices the 'Sinner's Prayer'"

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Several readers have asked us, “What should I do if I am attending a church that practices the Sinner’s Prayer?” If you’ve ever been to an evangelical church service or ministry outreach, you know the drill: Head down, no looking around, just you and God, sappy background...

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Friday, 25 August 2017 01:09

Jen Hatmaker’s Revision of Truth

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Lorie Alexander of The Transformed Wife tackles Emily McFarland Miller’s interview with Jen Hatmaker. Miller’s piece appeared in the progressive news site Religion News Service. Recently LifeWay Christian stores pulled Hatmaker’s books from its shelves over her very vocal and...

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:41

Leaving the NAR Church: Grant’s story Featured

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The pastor travels internationally and has connections with several NAR leaders in several nations. He would name drop famous leaders in the NAR as if he were good friends with them, when the truth was he had only met a few or had done a conference or meeting with them. is a member of the ICAL...

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Monday, 21 August 2017 01:41

Is “Holy Fire” really something we want?

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“Set Your church on fire Win this nation back Change the atmosphere Build Your kingdom here We pray…” Rend Collective lyrics, “Build Your Kingdom Here” “This is a church on fire, this is the Holy Spirit flame We have a burning desire to lift up Jesus’ name...

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Monday, 21 August 2017 00:13

Leaving the NAR Church: Elaine’s story

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“We operated in automatic writing and speaking, and spoke in tongues without interpretation. The pastor also would take the teenagers on “treasure hunts”. They would pray, receive “clues” in visions and other ways “the spirit” would tell them, then go out...

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 02:50

Mythbusters: “Slain in the Spirit”

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Costi Hinn begins his piece with an account of someone who has allegedly been slain in the spirit. At the end of the virtual tour. the person declares: I have heard some Christians say this sort of experience was demonic, while others say it’s just hypnosis. To be honest, I haven’t...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 05:26

Game of Dethroning Sexual Sin

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Nick Batzig of Reformation 21 addresses the hullabaloo that ensued following a blog post Kevin DeYoung wrote on “Game of Thrones.”  In his post DeYoung challenge Christians to stop filling their minds with garbage.  How dare he say that watching actors simulate sex is sinful,...

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According to Scripture, if someone commits adultery and other grave sins, he or she is permanently disqualified as a spiritual overseer — a person who functions in leadership. Evidently TD Jakes hasn’t read 1 Tim 3:1-5 that clearly states the qualifications of a church leader: The...

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Imagine learning Quranic chants from an anti-Christ religion, to worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ?  That’s exactly what’s going on at a so-called “Christian” festival this month.  Christian worshipers at the annual Greenbelt Christian festival near London...

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This article is for informational and research purposes and is not intended as an endorsement of Christianity Today. A Christian movement characterized by multi-level marketing, Pentecostal signs and wonders, and post-millennial optimism. Bob Smietana interviewed authors Brad Christerson and...

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Monday, 31 July 2017 02:34

“The Shack” and a Cat Named Judas

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In a piece over at Lighthouse Trails, Warren B. Smith asks a really good question: Why on earth would anyone name a beloved pet Judas? In “The Shack” one of the characters, Missy, has a cat named Judas, which is strange because Judas was among those in Jesus’ inner circle and a...

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Fans of celebrities barely bat an eye anymore at the drunken antics of superstars. Instead the public displays of carnality of the rich and famous are celebrated. Smiled at. Wink wink.  Are we seeing this same blasé attitude in the visible Church? . Celebrity Pastor Carl Lentz, who...

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 03:55

Let’s stop supersizing “our dreams”

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Elizabeth Prata reminds us that God “gives us His Spirit, His love, and grows us in holiness. That’s pretty big.” So why do some Christians desire more? “Must we have huge dreams too?” asks Prata. “Must we encourage each other by saying God has huge plans for our...

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