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

Berean Examiner - Apologetic Report
Sunday, 05 November 2017 01:50

"Should we take our kids to see 'The Star' film?" Featured

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I recently received a letter from a woman whose church's children's ministry was wondering if the new Christmas film, "The Star," is worth seeing.

There are no reviews yet, but there is a considerable amount of promotion. What most see when Googling this movie is a Shrek-like retelling of "the...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 09:38

Leaving the NAR Church: Ben's story Featured

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“When I arrived in October 2008, the Meridian Vineyard was a nice and fun place to be. Very loving, lots of contemporary worship. This was also when I first heard about Bethel Church out of Redding, California. I started getting a gut check in my spirit almost immediately.” – Ben

I...

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 01:15

Leaving the NAR Church: Anthony's Story Featured

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I have received several additional “Leaving the NAR” testimonies since I wrapped up the series earlier this summer. These stories are precious to me, and serve as a painful reminder that there is hope for the dear deceived ones caught up in this insidious movement. In this series,...

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Friday, 01 September 2017 04:03

The "Sounds True" "Self-Acceptance Summit" Featured

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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 Jesus tells us to deny self, pick...

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Friday, 01 September 2017 01:49

Victims of Bill Johnson’s SOZO Ministry speak out Featured

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Many churches are bringing a practice called SOZO into their ministry, at the peril of damaging the sheep and possibly shipwrecking their faith. SOZO Prayer is a technique based on psychology and used by so-called “inner healing ministries” sweeping churches today.

This psycho-spiritual...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 01:54

Will this new NAR INC stink, or stick? Featured

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Have you heard the new name NAR proponents have come up with for their movement? Yes, the new New Apostolic Reformation (a term coined by the late C. Peter Wagner), is now hoping to go by "INC."

INK is the acronym for “Independent Network Charismatic,” also known as Signs and Wonders, 7...

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Sunday, 06 August 2017 06:40

The "Felt Needs" Gospel Featured

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Have you ever fallen for a feel-good gospel that ministers to your ache for feeling special, or longing for admiration from a god who dances over you and thinks you're the apple of his eye? What about sermon messages or books that help you look deeply into your past pains, or prayers that ask God...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 01:03

Postmodern Christianity's End Game? Featured

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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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Thursday, 13 July 2017 02:45

David Jeremiah: "Appreciates Sarah Young and Jesus Calling" Featured

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Pastor David Jeremiah recently worked with JesusCalling.com to produce a podcast titled, Keeping Hope In A Darkened World. In addition to promoting his new book, the pastor also promoted Sarah Young, the author of the Jesus Calling books, studies, devotionals, calendars, and coloring book. ...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 00:30

Warning for children's ministries "turning orange" Featured

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Has your church "turned Orange?" If your children's ministry leaders have suddenly put your children's discipleship in the hands of Andy Stanley's Orange Strategy, you're going to want to investigate what this program is - and more importantly what it is NOT.

After publishing my article on Naomi&rsqu...

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 21:15

Leaving the NAR Church: Lizzy's story (Part 2) Featured

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“We were about to encounter the greatest exposure to what we know now as the New Apostolic Reformation. This church had a female as the Senior Pastor , and she quoted Bill Johnson more than ScriptureI had observed how many of the husbands in the congregation were either non-believers or...

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 01:22

Berean Examiner on Facebook Featured

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The apostasy soup is thickening, and it seems heavy as a brick these days. There is so much of it that I can hardly keep up with it all. (Not that I really want to!)   For those of you on social media, you may want to follow Berean Examiner's Facebook Page, where I post things that I don't...

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 21:05

Leaving the NAR Church: Kelsey's story Featured

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"I can tell you from my experience in the occult that contemplative/soaking prayer IS transcendental meditation.  People being "taken to the heavenlies/different places on earth" are experiencing astral projection.  The teachings and practices of the NAR is occultic in nature and is...

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 04:01

Leaving the NAR Church: Melanie's story Featured

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“There was so much supernatural stuff happening, people claiming to be healed, gemstones appearing on the floor, feathers floating from the ceiling, pink clouds, mist and smells such as lemon floating through the air.  I wasn’t sure what was making this all happen, but it was...

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:54

How deep and wide does the NAR rabbit hole go? Featured

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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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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 06:13

Leaving the NAR Church: Macie's story Featured

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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 01:13

Leaving the NAR Church: Morgan's story Featured

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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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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 10:31

The Altered States of Contemplative Prayer Featured

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When we talk about Contemplative Prayer, right off the bat, we need to define our words. When I warn you of the dangers of Contemplative Prayer, what I'm not talking about is meditating on God's Word or contemplating His holy nature and character- which is what Christians are supposed to do! ...

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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 N.A.R....

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 01:48

Leaving the NAR Church: Dean's story Featured

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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.”

If you've ever been masterfully manipulated by narcissistic...

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Monday, 08 May 2017 07:26

Leaving the NAR Church: Kara's story Featured

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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 a...

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Friday, 05 May 2017 00:31

Leaving the NAR Church: Christopher's story Featured

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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, 27 April 2017 02:18

Leaving the NAR Church: Chrissy's story Featured

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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 this series about a...

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Monday, 24 April 2017 01:35

Leaving the NAR Church: Sadie's story Featured

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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 nightmares,...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:07

Leaving the NAR Church: Kent's story Featured

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“We spoke glowingly of the “revivals” in Toronto and Florida. We wanted to be “drunk in the Spirit” like they were. In one service, the pastor’s message was about how the signs of the Zodiac told the story of the Gospel. I think there may have been one Scripture...

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