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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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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Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:46

Has the Bible Changed What You Watch?

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Being a Berean means studying the Bible so that you’ll gain knowledge and be able to rightly handle the word of truth. (2 Tim 2:15)  Believers who study God’s Word in context know His heart. They understand who He is and His ways. They know what His will is for their lives....

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Friday, 21 July 2017 02:46

Civilized life is coming a part at the seams

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There is no question that society is smack dab in the middle of a tug of war between conservatives and liberals — the sacred vs. the secular. In this provocative piece over at truthXchange titled “Sacred Canopy” Peter Jones makes the case that sexual freedom is utterly...

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 02:00

Postmodern Christianity’s End Game?

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Do you consider yourself a Progressive Christian?  If so, you probably will bristle to hear this, but you are part of an incredibly dangerous movement: Postmodernity. Quite frankly, Postmodernity is the yeast that has taken the Church away from the truth and toward a more tolerant,...

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Did the Lord Jesus teach his followers to “bind” the powers of darkness?  Should the emphasis on spiritual warfare be on prayer-infused power encounters? What exactly does the Bible teach on the nature of spiritual warfare? Well, according to Christian apologist Greg Koukl of...

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Heather Clark of Christian News Network offers carefully lays out the details of a recent uproar among evangelicals over a debate between Christian apologist James R. White of Alpha and Omega Ministries and Yasir Qadhi, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute.  The paid event,...

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In part 2 of a series Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error penned on Bethel Redding’s Firestarters course, we were alerted to Bethel Church’s attempt to draw people into the world of the occult by teaching participants how to “burn with passion for God.”...

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Stop the presses: Another progressive Christian pastor is “gay affirming.” Well, it’s not exactly surprising that “The Message” author and retired pastor Eugene Peterson would announce that he has changed his mind on homosexual marriage and would perform a “gay...

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