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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Two of America's biggest and most influential Evangelical megachurch "rock star" pastors have officially jumped the shark and joined forces with full-on "prosperity pimp" Bill Winston

 

 

These guys pass themselves off as Bible-teaching pastors, but they have proven (yet again) that...

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Here's an absolutely fascinating interview with Benny Hinn's nephew, Costi Hinn. Costi went from being an insider in his world-famous uncle's ministry to being just a "regular" Bible-teaching pastor. Please listen and share this episode with your friends who need to hear the real Gospel...

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Charles G. Finney (1792-1875) was the father of "Revivalism" in America, the most prominent preacher of the Second Great Awakening, and in many ways the father of modern Evangelicalism in America. He is often considered the predecessor of American Evangelists/Revivalists like D.L. Moody, Billy...

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Read this amazing first-hand account from a homeschool mom who dared to confront the hyper-charismatic superstar, Todd White:

Todd White Flees Rebuke of Woman, Threatens to Call Police by Cindy McCann in Pulpit & Pen

 

 

Read more about this false teacher:

Todd White- How to Read Your(self...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 04:52

Getting Booted From Elevation Church Featured

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Our "fearless friend," Elliott Nesch, took two of his children and went to visit Elevation Church a few months ago; this is the article he wrote about that experience:

Our Recent "Worship Experience" at Elevation Church

 

 

 

For further reading and research:

The Steven Furtick...

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 10:05

The Seeker-Friendly, Purpose-Driven Cornucopia of False Doctrine Featured

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The "attractional" church model is so common that it's practically the norm; most Christians have assumed that it is the only valid way to "do church" nowadays, or they don't even know that other legitimate options exist. What is it? Simply put, this model of church starts with the idea that...

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Beth Moore is a mainstream Evangelical superstar who speaks with an impassioned frenzy that inspires many women to become fanatical followers. She is not (officially) a pastor or theologian, but she serves both of those functions for millions and millions of people in the church. She first...

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Monday, 20 February 2017 05:57

Dave Ramsey Gets Biblically Scrutinized Featured

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YouTube Bible teacher "BezelT3" does an excellent job of scrutinizing the Mega-Church message from Dave Ramsey & Company in this video:

 

 

Authors: Steven Kozar...

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Saturday, 18 February 2017 14:39

CCM Song Critique: "Giants Fall" by Francesca Battistelli Featured

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Here's another CCM Song Critique by Jorge Rodriguez at Faithful Stewardship. Please, please, please keep in mind that these articles are examining the meaning and theology of the lyrics-NOT critiquing the intentions or sincerity of the songwriters/performers:

"Giants Fall" By Francesca...

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 10:19

A Manifesto of Christian Discernment Featured

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We will maintain healthy skepticism towards all leaders in the church, and we will have even more skepticism towards the biggest and most powerful leaders in the church. 

We will check everything any pastor/teacher says against God's Word, and with the biggest and most powerful leaders, we will...

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Thursday, 09 February 2017 20:03

A Very Confused "Word of Faith" Man Writes Me An Email Featured

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Here's an email I just received from a well-meaning, but very confused man; he didn't write this to ask my opinion or start a conversation-he wrote this to correct me.Specifically, he wanted to correct my recent article The Hyper-Charismatic House of Cards-Let It Fall and Be Free. I decided to...

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Thursday, 02 February 2017 11:14

The Hyper-Charismatic House of Cards: Let It Fall and Be Free Featured

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That's actually good.

For example, you've been told...

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Saturday, 28 January 2017 17:22

Marcia Montenegro: Astrologer Overtaken by the Love of God Featured

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Here's a fascinating interview with Marcia Montenegro, a former professional astrologer for 8 years and teacher of astrology; a former practitioner for many years of Eastern-type meditation and beliefs, and who engaged in various occult practices such as having a spirit guide and doing astral...

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Assertion: (noun) a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason:Without providing any evidence, he made an assertion.

Assumption: (noun) something taken for granted; a supposition:She didn't check the facts to see if it was true, she just made an assumption.&nbsp...

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Mike Bickle's multi-million dollar "International House of Prayer" is an outgrowth of the heretical "Latter Rain" movement that began in 1948,  even though IHOP has only been an official organization since 1999. Before IHOP, there was the "Kansas City Prophets" which basically turned into...

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Friday, 13 January 2017 13:55

CCM Song Critique: "Through Your Eyes" by Britt Nicole Featured

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Here's another CCM Song Critique by Jorge Rodriguez at Faithful Stewardship. Please, please, please keep in mind that these articles are examining the meaning and theology of the lyrics-NOT critiquing the intentions or sincerity of the songwriters/performers:

"Through Your Eyes" by Britt Nicole...

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Dr. Michael Brown is a very smart man. He knows exactly what the New Apostolic Reformation is but, like fellow NARpostle Bill Johnson, he wants everyone to believe he's not really a part of the NAR. Instead, he wants us to believe it's a fictional movement that was invented by its critics (that's...

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imageHere's the latest Messed Up Church Podcast where Steve talks with Chris Rice. Chris posts many of the stories in The Museum of Idolatry (that's why Steve sometimes refers to him as "The Museum Boy"). Their discussion is centered around the Word of Faith movement:

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Monday, 09 January 2017 20:20

The Word of Faith Cornucopia of False Doctrine Featured

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The Word of Faith movement is the predecessor to the New Apostolic Reformation and the two movements share a lot of overlapping beliefs. The Word of Faith (WOF) movement developed in the 1940's & 50's under the teachings of E.W. Kenyon, Kenneth Hagin (who plagiarized...

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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 15:30

A New Years Thank You Note from The Evangelical Industrial Complex Featured

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We would like to take a moment and thank the untold millions of Christians out there for their unwavering and mindless commitment to our Christian celebrities, perky conference speakers and megalomaniac pastors. Thank you so much for refusing to take your head out of the Evangelical sand over...

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016 07:25

Absolutely Frightening 3 Minute Video: What "Christians" Believe Featured

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This quick little video shows how self-professing "Christians" in America have got almost everything WRONG:

See The State of Theology for more detailed information about what people currently believe.

Further reading:

The Gigantic Problem Beneath the Really Big Problem

Shocking Stuff You're Not...

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All 3 of these guys used to play in the worship band but now they all go to a liturgical church and worship out of a hymnal.Steve Kozar talks with his son, Andrew, and their good friend John Wiedenbeck, in this very funny, interesting and (probably) offensive episode of The Messed Up Church...

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Thursday, 08 December 2016 09:24

Interview With Bart McCurdy: What's REALLY Happening in Redding Featured

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Here's a really interesting interview with Bart McCurdy, from Redding, CA:

Bart's Facebook page: Bethel Church and Christianity

Bart and Tony Miano's YouTube video: On The Road: The Dangers of Bethel Redding

 

Other articles of interest:

The Bill Johnson Cornucopia of False Teaching

What a...

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