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

Apologetic Report - Berean Examiner
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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In the 40 since the so-called Seeker-Sensitive Growth gurus began to offer a new way to "do church," we've seen these churches morph into something unrecognizable to the early church found in Acts 2:42.

“They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 04:05

Leaving the NAR Church: Penny's story Featured

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"Thinking that we would be safe in a conservative church was a huge mistake. I was repeatedly told I was causing the devil to destroy the unity of the church. The NAR is infiltrating our churches and most Christians are unaware of the dangers."

Penny is from Canada, and after leaving her...

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Sunday, 26 February 2017 23:16

Leaving the NAR Church: Cole's story Featured

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“I thought my voice could be one that would usher in repentance and reform. Oh how foolish I was to think I could accomplish only what the Holy Spirit can do.”

Cole wanted to stay in the only church he’d ever known, but God opened his eyes to the false teachings of the NAR church....

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 19:57

Leaving the NAR Church: Sean's story Featured

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"These people could see angels, see visions and interpret dreams. Some of the leadership would travel to Bethel for inspiration and guidance."

Sean writes to me from Cape Town, where the New Apostolic Reformation deception is thriving. He has seen his own pain in the many testimonies I've been...

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:09

Leaving the NAR Church: Jonathan's story Featured

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"The overall ambiance and feel of the services left me feeling confused. How come I wasn’t experiencing these gifts? Why couldn’t I speak in tongues? Why couldn’t I receive these visions and prophecies? Why wasn’t the Holy Spirit talking to me like he was to these people?...

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Monday, 20 February 2017 07:22

Leaving the NAR Church: Maaike's story Featured

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"After literally hours and hours of that prayer I saw myself as a 3 month old baby being raped by my father. I recovered memories about being raised in a satanic cult, abused in the most awful ways possible and suddenly the prophecy about giving my heart to Satan became clear."

Maaike is from the...

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Friday, 17 February 2017 03:59

Leaving the NAR Church: Carter's Story Featured

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"After their prophecies, visions, and declarations were all proven false, not a single one of them apologized to the grieving father or repented of their vain and powerless deeds."

Carter has watched his dear friends fall hard for the counterfeit promises of a most dangerous deception. He has...

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 03:13

Leaving the NAR Church: Jared's Story Featured

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"The deliverance ministry counselor told my wife to close her eyes and allow the demons to speak through her. He explained that each demon has a name, and if bound “by the blood” must be truthful and submissive."

Jared and his wife had been experiencing what they called demonic thoughts,...

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Monday, 13 February 2017 08:46

Leaving the NAR Church: Tom's story Featured

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"I gathered her up in my arms and went forward, excited and hopeful that my little grandchild was going to receive a MIRACLE. I really believed, in that moment, that this fellow actually had some kind of special anointing that would assure that the baby would get healed."

Ever been promised a...

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Friday, 10 February 2017 07:35

Cru gives students free tickets, mixed messages about The Shack Featured

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Should Christians ever use and consume entertaining apostasy like the heretical The Shack movie to witness to those who aren’t Christians?

Cru™ (Formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ), is promoting its free ticket giveaway to college students to see the film and take their friends....

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Monday, 06 February 2017 14:02

Leaving the NAR Church: Heather's Story Featured

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“Our pleas have fallen on deaf ears. According to my family, we are “troublemakers,” “harsh,” “divisive,” “ignorant,” and my favorite, "tricky."

Fortunately and by God’s grace, Heather and her husband were not tricked into believing the...

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Friday, 03 February 2017 08:58

Leaving the NAR Church: Erin's story Featured

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“Everyone seemed to feel God's love all the time and have crazy experiences, dreams, visions, prophesies. I was dissatisfied with just Bible study. I wanted more, and was constantly seeking more prophecies and visions and signs.”

Erin has allowed me to include her story in this series...

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Thursday, 02 February 2017 17:00

The Hard Truth About Mike Bickle and IHOP Featured

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Why do people have concerns about Mike Bickle's International House of Prayer (IHOP)?  Millions and millions of people around the globe have been impacted by IHOP, and have been taught theology that is not true. In fact, Bickle himself says that the majority - 80 percent - of all of the...

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Friday, 27 January 2017 14:09

Leaving the NAR Church: Dylan's story Featured

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"I had the most painful conversation with my wife that night that I've ever had when she got home, and I knew that we had to move out of town and leave Pentecostalism..."

Oftentimes I've found that psychological abuse goes hand-in-hand with the hierarchy model of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)....

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 12:40

Leaving the NAR Church: Katie's story Featured

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"We were told that being uncomfortable just meant we had to breakthrough into what God had for us on the other side..."

Katie grew up in New Zealand, where the New Apostolic Reformation and its mystical teachings are infecting many churches. Her particular church dabbled in Word of Faith, SOZO and...

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Monday, 23 January 2017 10:57

Leaving the NAR Church: Joshua's story Featured

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"We would have classes on how to interpret dreams. Many of the people in the church would claim to see angels quite often."

Joshua served on a worship team in Dallas, where he saw first hand the devastating impact of "NAR" teachings on his faith and the faith of his friends.

He has allowed me to...

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Thursday, 19 January 2017 13:02

Leaving the NAR Church: Jessie's story Featured

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"I saw myself as a far superior Christian! I belonged to a church that was restoring prophets and apostles, and was right on the cutting edge of what God was doing on the Earth."

Jessie was fully steeped in the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) movement without realizing it.

Today she tells her story...

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Thursday, 19 January 2017 11:01

PureFlix: A Strategic Apostolic Alliance? Featured

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We know that one of the hallmarks of the NAR (New Apostolic...

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