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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A reader from Australia writes: Dear Berean Research, Having come from Charismatic circles, I was involved for many years with the Aglow movement. It was started in the USA back in 1967. While the ladies themselves were a huge help to me, the slippery slope to the ministry being involved with...

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“Prophetic Activations” will happen next week at Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church, a clear indicator that Furtick is not just affiliating, but becoming one with the heretical New Apostolic Reformation. I first noticed Furtick dipping his toe into the signs-and-wonders New...

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The late Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries penned this piece in 2014. In it he deals with the word-faith “little gods” doctrine. (Follow the link to his piece and scroll down to the end and check out the video of two wolves teaching “little gods” heresy.)  Ken...

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Sunday, 19 March 2017 06:42

Leaving the NAR Church: Derrick’s story

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“The fruit of this movement is destruction. It’s true though, when you are in it, you cannot see what is wrong.  You think, “oh, that is just a different way of looking at that verse.”  You don’t realize the full extent of what all the doctrines are that they...

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Friday, 17 March 2017 01:59

Leaving the NAR Church: Andrew’s Story

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The pastor stopped in the middle of a sermon and said, “God is telling someone here that if you don’t stop doing that thing, He’s going to kill you.” Imagine how everyone must have felt that day – “Is it me?” Andrew was submerged and drowning in every kind...

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 01:41

Namaste, Satan

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Na-ma-stay is the pronunciation. It’s a Hindu salutation that is said at the beginning and end of most yoga classes. Participants place their palms together before the heart, bow their heads, and utter “Namaste,” which means “The divine in me bows to the divine in...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 01:52

Leaving the NAR Church: Mandy’s story

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I started watching GOD TV. There were stories of angelic encounters, oil dripping from the speaker’s feet, feathers and gold dust falling on the worshipers, rain falling inside of the buildings, and supernatural gems being found all over the church. Due to my strong Christian upbringing, I...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:37

A Manifesto of Christian Discernment

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Steven Kozar of Messed Up Church penned some guidelines aimed at Church leaders that deal with the monumental lack of spiritual discernment in the Church visible. Included in the Kozar manifesto are several video clips of celebrity “pastors” jumping, skipping and...

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What did the Lord Jesus do to expose the deadly doctrine and unrighteous actions of the false teachers of His day? Well, for one thing, He exposed their error publicly and then taught them the truth!  What are God’s people to do about all the deadly doctrines the Church visible is...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 00:54

Leaving the NAR Church: Angela’s story

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“The senior pastor himself was declared as an apostle by an Elijah List prophetess, and that his church would be known as the “loving church.” Armed with this fresh knowledge, the church became fanatical in making that prophecy happen.” Angela’s family member was...

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“For close to a decade, a few discerning Christians have been warning about The Shack,” says Gideon Knox. “Unlike other books that are equally as bad, this one even attracted the ire of more prominent men like [Albert] Mohler and [Tim] Challies. And yet, few listened.” Dr....

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Those who once stood firm on the solid foundation of biblical doctrine have gone soft. So soft, in fact, that one can hardly differentiate between the so-called born-again Christ followers and the carnal world. Jesus is not surprised at all, as He warned that this would happen. A writer named...

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Friday, 10 March 2017 00:01

Leaving the NAR Church: Phil’s story

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Something supernatural is going on in the NAR movement. I once thought this to be the Holy Spirit. I now believe it to be demonic, Satan disguising himself as an angel of light. Phil’s hunger for God was idolatry. He was focused on wanting more and more experiences of God’s...

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 23:15

What Is Discernment?

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Sinclair Ferguson of Ligonier Ministries reminds us, “the only worthwhile discernment we possess is that which we receive in union with Christ, by the Spirit, through God’s Word.” How does discernment affect the way we live? Ferguson suggests four ways.  Discover...

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Monday, 06 March 2017 00:08

A Culture of Counterfeit Christians

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Have you ever run over a dead skunk in the road?  I have, during a heat wave.  The smell got into my tires and permeated our garage for days!  I’ll go out on a limb and say that no one takes pleasure in the highly offensive smell of skunk spray, dead or alive. My point...

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Saturday, 04 March 2017 00:33

5 Ways Christians Should Judge

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Author, speaker and national talk show host Julie Roys asks a twofold question: Are Christians supposed to judge or not judge? And just what is the Christian standard? Here are Julie Roys’ 5 biblically-based principles concerning judging…. It happened when I posted something to social...

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Friday, 03 March 2017 00:14

Should I listen to haters who hate The Shack?

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Why in the world would Christians ruin a perfectly great movie with their criticisms and negativity? Finally there is a film about forgiveness that helps people think in an out-of-the-box way about God, so why can’t they just leave well enough alone? Those are the questions you may be asking,...

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Monday, 27 February 2017 02:19

Basic Training: The Bible Is Our Authority

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Bible study author, speaker and blogger Michelle Lesley challenges those who claim they’re followers of Jesus Christ to read and study the book He inspired, the inerrant Word of God.  Knowing who God is and His ways prevents believers from getting pulled into a web of deception by the...

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Sunday, 26 February 2017 23:07

Leaving the NAR church: Cole’s story

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“I thought my voice could be one that would usher in repentance and reform. Oh how foolish I was to think I could accomplish only what the Holy Spirit can do.” Cole wanted to stay in the only church he’d ever known, but God opened his eyes to the false teachings of the NAR church....

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Friday, 24 February 2017 03:59

The Left vs. Reality

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Lee Duigon’s depiction of liberals can also be said about Progressive (liberal) Christians a.k.a Social Justice Christians. For these folks, truth matters not.  They choose not to find God’s truth in the pages of Scripture and instead hang their hat on their own...

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 20:04

Leaving the NAR Church: Sean’s story

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“These people could see angels, see visions and interpret dreams. Some of the leadership would travel to Bethel for inspiration and guidance.” Sean writes to me from Cape Town, where the New Apostolic Reformation deception is thriving. He has seen his own pain in the many testimonies...

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Most people are unaware that charismania exists within the Roman Catholic Church. But it does.  The movement is growing and for good reason. Bud Ahlheim informs us that because the RCC was losing millions of adherents to what they deem apostate Protestantism the church’s hierarchy took...

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 23:41

Leaving the NAR Church: Jonathan’s story

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“The overall ambiance and feel of the services left me feeling confused. How come I wasn’t experiencing these gifts? Why couldn’t I speak in tongues? Why couldn’t I receive these visions and prophecies? Why wasn’t the Holy Spirit talking to me like he was to these...

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Monday, 20 February 2017 08:52

A Quantum Leap Into the Paranormal

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In this piece over at truthXchange, Dr. Peter Jones warns that more and more people are experiencing visions of divine light…encounters with various blissful and wrathful archetypal deities…communication with spirit guides and superhuman entities…contact with shamanic power...

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Monday, 20 February 2017 07:17

Leaving the NAR Church: Maaike’s story

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After literally hours and hours of that prayer I saw myself as a 3 month old baby being raped by my father. I recovered memories about being raised in a satanic cult, abused in the most awful ways possible and suddenly the prophecy about giving my heart to Satan became clear. Maaike is from the...

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