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
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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Sunday, 09 April 2017 05:20

Leaving the NAR Church: Rene's story Featured

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When I asked her why she wouldn’t be concerned that maybe this teaching is not of God, she got very upset and told me I was trying to intimidate her with the “spirit of fear.”

Rene has been trying to contend for the truth with a friend who has been posting N.A.R. theology on...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 21:04

Leaving the NAR Church: Catrina's story Featured

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"We ladies had a morning of being taught how to prophesy. We were told to tell ourselves, 'I'm going to start prophesying, even if I have to start in the flesh.'”

Catrina has moved from church to church between Australia and New Zealand, always having to leave as the N.A.R. infection spread....

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 00:08

Leaving the NAR Church: Jack's story Featured

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"They revel in false prophecies and the greedy liars who give them. They have rejected the Word and me as the giver of the loving truth to them."

Jack's friends are lost to a counterfeit movement that goes by many names. But by God's Grace, Jack and his wife have found freedom in the Word of God. In...

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Saturday, 01 April 2017 03:31

Leaving the NAR Church: Lydia's story Featured

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We sent her there with our blessing and financial support, gone from us for a year without contact for the most part and under their influence and NAR teaching.  Our solid home church, pastors and elders, supported and sent her off with their blessing as well. 

Lydia’s loved one was...

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Friday, 31 March 2017 23:15

Why calling Rick Warren a "General" is significant Featured

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What's in a name? When the name and title of "General" is used in a church leadership context, it's a rank that ought to be a red flag for you.  After reading this article, I hope it will be in the future.

First, the photo. Hillsong's Brian Houston posted this on his Facebook profile:

The rank...

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 02:41

Leaving the NAR Church: Marissa's story Featured

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"He prayed over her, and my little girl truly believed God had healed her. I will never forget her face. She thought she was healed."

Unfortunately, Marissa's little girl was NOT healed. She became another victim of the countless "healing" events that take place all over the world under the banner...

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Monday, 27 March 2017 06:21

Leaving the NAR Church: Shelly’s story Featured

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"The pastor said we were in rebellion, and asked us to leave the church before we caused any division. He asked the other leaders to avoid us and not to engage in any conversation with us. We were so dependent on this system that even though we spent the next 7 years looking for a church, nothing...

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Monday, 27 March 2017 01:12

Hillsong's Brian Houston faces sex abuse coverup inquiry Featured

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Brian Houston's hearings before the Royal Commissioninto Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abusegot underway last week, as Houston faces questions about the safety of his Hillsong empire, following the original charge: that Houston failed to tell police his father was a child sex abuser.

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 22:19

Leaving the NAR Church: Eliza's story Featured

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I write this to you not to come out to bash people but to sincerely warn people of the dangerous trend that has engulfed the N.A.R. church.

Eliza remembers being pushed down at the altar if she didn't willingly fall to the ground in the "spirit." She was part of a well-known "apostle's" church in...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 23:57

Leaving the NAR Church: Olivia's story Featured

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I was exposed to the "kundalini" spirit, and saw some people barking like dogs. At one of these meetings a well-known & respected AOG pastor declared that these manifestations were indeed from the Lord. I didn't stand a chance.

Olivia found a church in Australia, and began to grow in truth...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 20:55

Furtick, Elevation Church activate N.A.R. Apostles Featured

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“Prophetic Activations” will happen next week at Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church, a clear indicator that Furtick is not just affiliating, but becoming one with the heretical New Apostolic Reformation.

I first noticed Furtick dipping his toe into the signs-and-wonders New...

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Sunday, 19 March 2017 06:42

Leaving the NAR Church: Derrick's story Featured

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"The fruit of this movement is destruction. It’s true though, when you are in it, you cannot see what is wrong.  You think, "oh, that is just a different way of looking at that verse."  You don't realize the full extent of what all the doctrines are that they are teaching."

Derrick...

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Friday, 17 March 2017 01:59

Leaving the NAR Church: Andrew's story Featured

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"The pastor stopped in the middle of a sermon and said, “God is telling someone here that if you don’t stop doing that thing, He’s going to kill you.” Imagine how everyone must have felt that day – “Is it me?”

Andrew was submerged and drowning in every kind...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 02:06

Leaving the NAR Church: Mandy's story Featured

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"I started watching GOD TV. There were stories of angelic encounters, oil dripping from the speaker’s feet, feathers and gold dust falling on the worshipers, rain falling inside of the buildings, and supernatural gems being found all over the church. Due to my strong Christian upbringing, I...

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I really wasn't planning on writing another word about the blasphemous Shack film. After all, we already know that The Shack is a satanic counterfeit of biblical Christianity, and is counter to the doctrine God Almighty gave to us in His breathed-out Word. (Read here, here, here...)

But, this:

Remembe...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 00:47

Leaving the NAR Church: Angela's story Featured

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"The senior pastor himself was declared as an apostle by an Elijah List prophetess, and that his church would be known as the “loving church.”  Armed with this fresh knowledge, the church became fanatical in making that prophecy happen."

Angela's family member was beginning to see...

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Friday, 10 March 2017 00:07

Leaving the NAR Church: Phil's story Featured

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"Something supernatural is going on in the NAR movement. I once thought this to be the Holy Spirit. I now believe it to be demonic, Satan disguising himself as an angel of light."

Phil's hunger for God was idolatry. He was focused on wanting more and more experiences of God's "presence," but instead...

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