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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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:31

Is It Okay If I Hold a “Little” Grudge?

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The short answer to the title of this blog is no.

Every Christian has had things happen in their life that they believe they did not deserve. Someone treats them unfairly. Another person falsely accuses them. Yet another spreads lies about them attempting to ruin their reputation. Even some are...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 23:51

So Let Me Get This Straight…

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Just a couple of things to briefly discuss today from the “Let me get this straight” department. First up, is an update on Mr. Andy Savage, Teaching Pastor at Highpoint Church in Memphis, TN. You’ll recall that Mr. Savage admitted to a sexual liaison with a then 17-year-old woman...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:02

Judge Not? Don’t Throw Stones?

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Imagine a young Christian man in ministry who one day decided to commit an armed robbery of a liquor store. There was one witness, but he got away with the crime. He then spent the rest of his life building a ministry speaking out on the terrible problems of alcohol consumption and the sins of...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 05:20

Compromised Christian Leaders

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Warning: This article contains adult language

While I’m not at all impressed with Hollywood’s latest campaign against sexual harassment called #metoo (due to its clear virtue-signaling while living under a shadow of duplicity and hypocrisy by many who have become voices in the industry,...

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Monday, 08 January 2018 01:19

Delighting in God’s Word

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imageWe recently were moved by the message presented by an evangelist at our church. He spoke on Psalm 1, highlighting the fact that David (who is generally accepted as the human author of Psalms 1 – 72), impresses upon his readers several things he gained from his own understanding of how to have...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 00:57

Your Physical Health is Important Too, Christian

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I’ve written hundreds of articles related to aspects of religion, doctrine, and theology. I’ve also written many articles on health and nutrition, not because I’m an expert, but because of the path that I’ve taken that has restored my health to a great degree. I still have a...

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 03:19

Loving God Equals Obedience…

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There is simply no getting around the truth stated in this article’s title. It is impossible to read the gospel of John, 1, 2, 3 John, James, or many other portions of Scripture and arrive to any other conclusion. Obedience appears to be the key as far as God is concerned. Of course, He...

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 23:21

NAR’s Call for Restoration of the Church

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A “prophet” and an “apostle” together for a few nights to bring healing…oh, and salvation to people!

I read with interest a post over at Church Watch Central (CWC), in which they dissected and called out the blatant lies and subterfuge of many individuals...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:16

Knowing God’s Will: The Rest of the Story

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In this series, we have been highlighting aspects of Dr. Bruce Waltke’s excellent book titled, Finding the Will of God. We have previously discussed several of his points. Rather than simply rehash them here, readers are encouraged to read the articles for themselves. They can be found he...

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Saturday, 16 December 2017 02:37

When Christian Leaders Fail

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imageIt is important to understand that all of us are fallen human beings. However, we too often use that as an excuse when we fail. “We’re all sinners!” “Don’t throw stones!” These are often heard as if stating them reduces the consequences of our sin before holy God....

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Friday, 15 December 2017 00:39

Knowing God’s Will: Context Means a Great Deal

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imageWe have moved from highlighting the history of what has become the modern signs and wonders movement, most noticeably, the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. As we indicated, since the very early 1900’s, nearly each decade has had a distinctly named movement but they are all tied to...

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 01:08

Knowing God’s Will: Focusing on God or Satan?

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imageI’ve mentioned that at one point in my life, I was involved in the Charismatic Movement. I’ve also noted that I eventually left that movement. However, later on, because I did not realize the connection to the Charismatic Movement, I spent a bit of time attending a “deliverance...

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Monday, 11 December 2017 04:02

Knowing God’s Will: Living It!

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imageIt’s important for readers to understand that I am not an expert in the area of living God’s will. None of us are and it is just important to realize that it is an ongoing process as part of our sanctification. I’m not writing about this subject because I perfectly live out...

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Sunday, 10 December 2017 23:02

Knowing God’s Will: What Every Christian Needs to Know

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imageWe’ve been discussing aspects of the signs and wonders movement in previous posts. The emphasis there is on manifestations believed to be from or of God. It would seem instead that there’s a great deal of demonic activity and self-delusion occurring. Anytime Self has the...

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 07:59

Knowing God’s Will: A Better Way than Signs and Wonders

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imageIn their search for God, proponents of Dominionism, NAR, Kingdom Now (and even New Age), believe there is a shortcut to finding God and His will. It is found in the ethereal and the ecstatic, which manifests itself in signs and wonders. These, they say, are evidences that God is moving and working...

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 01:13

Modern Christian Mysticism Stems from Existentialism

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imageWe know that paganism, which included many forms of mysticism, dates back to even before the Great Flood. It included worship of Baal, Moloch, and other fake gods (Satan), and flourished in history. It was a very real and constant problem for Israel.

Paganism still exists evidencing ecstatic...

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Monday, 04 December 2017 01:43

New Age, Dominionism, and NAR – Twisting Truth

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imageLast time, we focused on commonalities between the New Age, Dominionism, and New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). The one main connection is that all three of these groups believe that, due in large part to humanity’s efforts, a new age will dawn leading to the coming of a person known as...

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:58

Common Bonds of New Age, Dominionism, and NAR

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imageWe’ve written numerous articles dealing with Dominionism in the past. Here is the link for the first many of the articles: Dominionism

We’ve also dealt with numerous aspects of the New Age movement. For a list of articles posted here on this blog, you can find them at this link: New Age

Mo...

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 03:20

Professional Pulpit Profiteers

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imageIf ever there was a group of hucksters and charlatans, they are often seen overseeing extremely large mega churches. Some are obviously hucksters, more along the lines of head ringmaster at a circuses, while others come across as more subdued, present more of an intelligent air, are fairly...

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 00:20

Losing Control in the Name of God?

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It is interesting when viewing videos of so-called worship services of New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), Word of Faith (WOF), or just about anything Charismatic as it quickly becomes very clear that there is absolutely no order in those services. None. Nada. Zilch. Of course, proponents...

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 02:35

Charismatic Renewal Movement (CRM) in the 1960s

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The reliance on special signs from God is the mark of an immature person; an individual that cannot simply believe the truth as presented, but must have a special, miraculous sign as the symbol of authority from God. – Dr. Bruce Walthe, Finding the Will of God, p. 32

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Monday, 27 November 2017 03:00

Voice of Healing Movement of the 1950’s…

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The entire signs and wonders movement today, led by people who claim apostolic (or prophetic), authority can be summed up with one verse of Scripture.

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. (2 Corinthians 11:13 ESV)

The leaders...

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 07:50

New Order of Latter Rain Begins in the 1940’s…

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NAR/NOLR gospel vs Orthodox gospel

We attended a fairly conservative protestant church when we lived in Northern California. We remained there for some time, until they introduced “40 Days of Purpose” by Rick Warren. This was before I understood who Rick Warren was and some of his...

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:28

Signs, Wonders, Bells and Whistles

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Should we look for and expect signs and wonders today?

Looking back on my involvement in the Charismatic Movement, I realize now that I was guilty of idolatry, motivated by self-centeredness. Unfortunately, as it eventually became clear to me, I was not chasing God at all. I was chasing...

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Monday, 20 November 2017 01:21

Something Insidious This Way Grows…

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imageIt’s been happening for quite some time and we are now seeing it with regularity. It is actually almost epidemic in scale. Known Christian leaders appear to be moving away from the truth they once held and are now embracing ideas and concepts that have more in common with the New Age Movement...

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