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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Steven Kozar of Messed Up Church has put together a quiz for you to take. The quotes include…witches, and prophets and squids, oh my!  According to Jennifer LeClaire, the Holy Spirit is responsible for the words she utters. Now to Steve’s quiz. Enjoy! The following quotes from...

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:36

How deep and wide does the NAR rabbit hole go?

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How do you discover which networks of Apostles are working together to reclaim America and build God’s Kingdom here on earth? You click. Just keep clicking, and clicking, and clicking some more, until things click. It takes time to research, and if you’re looking for an easy,...

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Wouldn’t it be great if men and women who are dead in their sins would just stop being wicked and start respecting professing Christians? At first blush, the idea of transforming America’s ever-sickening, vile culture sounds like a great plan. And giving pastors a support network of...

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 05:55

Leaving the NAR Church: Macie’s story

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“I felt something push me down.  I stumbled up the stairs but kept falling.  It must have been the Spirit manifesting itself, I thought.  As I sat on my bed, I kept keeling over and twitching.  My brother and mother thought it was great.  In fact, my brother even...

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Monday, 22 May 2017 04:47

Pastors, don’t be a jerk. Be a shepherd.

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Boyce College professor Denny Burk has a word of advice for pastors: A wise and courageous pastor will always remember the wisdom of Solomon when exhorting his people: “There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing” (Prov.12:18). A...

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Monday, 22 May 2017 00:29

Leaving the NAR Church: Morgan’s story

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“Not really knowing better, I let them do a deliverance session on me. Basically, you sit in a chair, they command the demons to come up and speak, and then they get bound and cast out.” Morgan was immersed in a so-called “Deliverance Ministry,” in which he was introduced to...

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 03:47

The extreme teaching of Jennifer LeClaire

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In a piece entitled “LeClaire spills ink over ‘sneaky squid spirit’ attack?” Churchwatch Central (CWC) begins by telling us that their article will show that Pentecostalism and charismaticism are enemies of each other.  CWC points out that the Pentecostal AOG in America...

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A new report says Calvary Chapel Senior Pastor Brian Brodersen is an active promoter of contemplative mysticism. Last November Brodersen lead the Calvary Chapel split, quit his leadership position at the Calvary Chapel Association, and  announced he is establishing a new Calvary Chapel Global...

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Steven Kozar claims that Dr. Michael Brown lost all credibility on his Facebook wall by choosing to become a “cheerleader” for false teachers. Sadly, Dr. Brown, who is a highly regarded Bible scholar and host of The Line of Fire, has declined to compare the teaching of those who teach...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 03:44

We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

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According to Steve McCranie of Leaving Laodicea, hidden sleeper cells have found a home in the visible Church. “These certain men have crept (pareisdúō) into the church unnoticed, or by stealth.  The word means to ‘enter in craftily, under cover of darkness, like a...

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Steve Kozar over at Museum of Idolatry put together a video to show how false teachers such as Heidi Baker and Bill & Beni Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, CA use repetitive phrases and repetitive music to induce their audience into a trance-like state. You will see ordinary folks,...

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Saturday, 13 May 2017 02:53

Loathing Sin Grabbing for God's Glory

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According to Eric Davis, the Lord Jesus came to deal with sin. He came to “make us see, loathe, and eradicate our inward sin, and see, love, and follow him.” He was not interested in “social justice, external humanitarian inspiration, or politico-social revolution,” says...

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Elevation’s pastor Steven Furtick is aligning with Jesse DuPlantis, Perry Stone and others for Apostle Rod Parsley’s annual Dominion Camp Meeting. Parsley says he is ready to release a seven-times greater anointing into your life. Check out the promo video: Furtick has been full-on...

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 01:25

Leaving the NAR Church: Dean’s story

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“My leader whom I love and respect called me critical, judgmental, and condemning. He said I was too young and inexperienced, and that I was seeing only through my bias and biblical grid that I’d received at Bible school.” Dean had become a victim of the most vile manipulation of...

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Denny Burk, Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, contends “for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.” In this piece, he takes on “Progressive Christians” and deals with their propensity to erase 2,000-years of Church history in an effort to...

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Monday, 08 May 2017 07:20

Leaving the NAR Church: Kara’s story

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“The evangelist (Todd Bentley), preached and instructed viewers to lay hands on the TV screen for impartation to occur.  I told God I would use that anointed impartation to lay hands on and heal my sick husband…” Kara has allowed me to include her story in this series about...

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NAR heretic Kris Vallotton actually teaches that God wants His people to be wealthy in spite of all the scriptures that say just the opposite.  Here’s an example of how wealth corrupts people: Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your...

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What do Billy Graham, Ravi Zacharais, Beth Moore and David Jeremiah have in common? They’ve associated with wolves who lead the sheep astray and they’re unrepentant about their associations.  Elizabeth Prata lays out why Christian leaders must not be careless when it comes to their...

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“There is a deep sadness in me, a sorrow over wasted years and opportunities. I get angry with myself for having been deluded and so easily led into false doctrine and practice.” Christopher got swept up in the “Third Wave,” another term for the New Apostolic Reformation. I...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 00:43

The Hottest Thing at Church Today

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According to a new study, what people want in a church is changing.  Blogger, author and book reviewer Tim Challies expresses his concern that pastors will give their congregants what they want but “they will do so not on the basis of biblical convictions, but on the basis of...

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“It is important to remember that a conversation involves two people talking.  We need to make sure that we are taking time to listen to God speak to us too.” Apparently that is how AWANA Club students are being instructed to hear extra-biblical voices. But the Bible never tells us...

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Monday, 01 May 2017 01:34

Leaving the NAR Church: Candice’s story Featured

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“How lonely and devastating it is to find out that something you believe in so strongly can be so wrong, and that cognitive dissonance disorder is very real to all of us who share this journey.” Candice is one of many Christians who has watched helplessly as the New Apostolic...

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Bible study author, speaker and blogger Michelle Lesley weighs in on the recent controversy that arose when the announcement came that the president of evangelical apologetics ministry Christian Research Institute (CRI), founded by the late Dr. Walter Martin, had been chrismated into the apostate...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 02:10

Leaving the NAR Church: Chrissy’s story

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“I would always look up to these people getting “words from God” and wished that I could have this special relationship with Him as they did. I desired it – so why wasn’t God speaking to me the way He spoke to them?” Chrissy has allowed me to include her story in...

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Monday, 24 April 2017 01:28

Leaving the NAR Church: Sadie’s story

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“I felt like someone was guiding me. I saw the throne of God, the houses all a jeweled, and people walking over the gold bridges while beautiful streams flowed.” After visions of heaven, young Sadie’s experience (which she thought was from God), soon devolved into horrific...

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