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, 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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Saturday, 18 February 2017 10:56

Stop Calling Error ‘Anointed’

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In a spot on piece over at Pulpit & Pen, Costi Hinn calls for Christians to get back to the basics, meaning biblical Christianity.  He raises a two fold question: “What in the world has happened to the body of Christ and what semblance of biblical orthodoxy will be left for...

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Friday, 17 February 2017 03:00

Leaving the NAR Church: Carter’s Story

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“After their prophecies, visions, and declarations were all proven false, not a single one of them apologized to the grieving father or repented of their vain and powerless deeds.“ Carter has watched his dear friends fall hard for the counterfeit promises of a most dangerous deception....

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 17:56

How Deliverance Ministries Lead People to Bondage

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There’s no doubt that Christians are in a war.  Every day we see evil in our world, and we have an enemy who passionately hates that we belong to Jesus Christ. Some churches attempt to engage with the demonic realm in spiritual warfare. Are these so-called “Deliverance...

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Monday, 13 February 2017 11:44

The problem with evil is its beauty

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In part 2 of a series on how to spot evil, Elizabeth Prata of The End Times deals with narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths of society. She explains how to spot people, including professing Christians, who exhibit antisocial behavior — and her depiction of these people is chilling....

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Sunday, 12 February 2017 14:47

Important questions for church leaders

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These questions are for elders, pastors and ministry leaders who outsource the feeding of their female sheep to women’s conferences like the IF Gathering. I ask because it seems like a huge discernment disconnect that you would trust your women in the hands of those who themselves lack...

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Friday, 10 February 2017 05:14

Leaving the NAR Church: Glenn’s story

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“I saw what I was doing as a band member as not leading people in worship, but participating in ‘conjuring’ the Holy Spirit to ‘come down’.  The Holy Spirit being defined as the euphoric feeling that the droning music creates.“ As you’ll learn from...

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Thursday, 09 February 2017 10:31

How Does Satan Propagate False Doctrines? THIS Fast

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Elizabeth Prata of The End Time warns of “IF : Gathering.”  The title comes from the group’s motto, “If God is real, then what?” Prata reveals that, “The purpose statement on their IRS forms is to equip women by having them share their feelings about Bible...

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How can faith transform your life, your career, your happiness? How can you live a life of blessings? That’s the intro to Dr. Mehmet Oz’s new Faithful Fridays show. The Muslim television TV celebrity doctor known for teaming up with Saddleback’s Rick Warren to launch the...

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:51

A Strange But True Spiritual Journey

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Spirit guides, meditation, astrology, the “higher Self,” raising the kundalini, developing psychic abilities, praying to gurus, astral travel, numerology, Tarot cards, contacting the dead, hanging out with witches, Sufis, followers of Muktananda, Rajneesh, Sai Baba, Maharaji, —...

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Monday, 06 February 2017 08:59

False Teachers and Deadly Doctrines

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Blogger, author and book reviewer Tim Challies has a new series: Deadly Doctrines.  In his first installment he defines what doctrine is and has a helpful table.  He reminds us that: The Christian’s responsibility is clear: We are to learn God’s truth by searching God’s...

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Steven Kozar of Messed Up Church takes on the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR).  You will come away from reading his piece with no doubt in your mind as to why this is such a dangerous movement and why discernment bloggers continually warn of the pitfalls of the NAR. I for one have been warning...

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Friday, 03 February 2017 08:58

Leaving the NAR Church: Erin’s story

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“Everyone seemed to feel God’s love all the time and have crazy experiences, dreams, visions, prophesies. I was dissatisfied with just Bible study. I wanted more, and was constantly seeking more prophecies and visions and signs.” Erin has allowed me to include her story in this...

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 18:25

NAR Prophets claim the three streams will be one

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What’s with the streams? Several “thus saith the Lord” prophecies about three hyper-Charismatic, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) empires merging is interesting, given it is coming from several different “prophets.”  The predictions alleged to come straight from...

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017 11:26

Leaving the NAR Church: Malcolm’s story Featured

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“Anyone could interrupt the sermon, grab a microphone, and give a word from the Lord. This became more common, and the pastors loved it! “ Malcolm was born and raised in a church dabbling in mystical SOZO Healing Prayers,  Soaking Prayers, Fire Tunnels and more. He has allowed me...

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Many of our visitors are aware that we recently published a White Paper on Discernment.  In doing the research for our paper we came across a piece by Bible study author, speaker and blogger Michelle Lesley written in June 2016 where she responds to those who take her to task for...

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Friday, 27 January 2017 14:00

Leaving the NAR Church: Dylan’s story

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“I had the most painful conversation with my wife that night that I’ve ever had when she got home, and I knew that we had to move out of town and leave Pentecostalism…” Oftentimes I’ve found that psychological abuse goes hand-in-hand with the hierarchy model of the...

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  What exactly is discernment? It means “to distinguish, to separate out by diligent search, to examine.” Search…examine… “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see...

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