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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 Widely discredited faux historian and seductive propagandist, David Barton, of Wallbuilders, along with his co-conspirator, Glenn Beck, are now joining TBN for a weekly series titled “Foundations of Freedom.” Barton, who pushes a politically right-wing form of Christianity at the expense of historical truthfulness, is widely known for his disproven book, Jefferson Lies, which was subsequently withdrawn from publication after being voted the “least credible history book in print.” The TBN press release states, With the help of special guests like conservative television host Glenn Beck, former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, law professor Dr. Carol Swain, and others, David Barton explores America’s ...

Every so often I read an article from Christianity Today Astray, most often resulting in disappointment. Today was no exception thanks to Editor Mark Galli. The continuing saga of the hijab-wearing Wheaton College Professor suspended for the claim that Christians and Muslims worship the same God was the focus of Mr. Galli’s article. While well written and informative, some of the statements in the article were troublesome and indicative of why believers should be wary of this publication’s theology. Galli writes, “We at CT are not sure we can unambiguously take a side at this point.”1 And then he writes ...

Monday, 11 January 2016 10:35

Ed Stetzer: Are Powerball Winnings Filthy Lucre? Featured

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Christians should strive to avoid what the Bible calls “filthy lucre” (1 Timothy 3:3, 1 Peter 5:2). Filthy lucre, as the King James calls it (or shameful gain as the ESV has it) amounts to financial increase, money or payment that has come through less-than-godly means. The nationwide Powerball lottery could reach as high as 1.3

Monday, 11 January 2016 09:29

Podcast: Science Has Proven Gift of Tongues?

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On this episode of Pulpit & Pen, JD answers a sincere question about Walks to Emmaus, and then discusses an article at P&P regarding the Pope calling for prayer to join all religions and denying the exclusivity of Christ. Then, on to an audio clip from Charisma Mag trying to assert that science proves speaking in tongues is real.

As always,

Saturday, 09 January 2016 09:58

40 harmful effects of Christianity – #13

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I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people;I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world.” 1 Corinthians 5:9-10

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This post is the thirteenth in a series that addresses a list of “40 harmful

Friday, 08 January 2016 16:21

Pope Calls For Prayer to Join All Religions Featured

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Take a look at this video. It is breathtaking.

We thought maybe this was a spoof. It turns out it’s for real. A website has been set up, entitled ThePopeVideo.org and it’s a call for prayer to combine all religions.

The Pope Video, according to the website, is a part of the Pope’s global initiative developed by The Pope’s

Friday, 08 January 2016 12:25

Introducing the “Gamer Pastor” – Not Satire Featured

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Picture it, Peter and Paul are discussing how to get people into the Church and so they decide to have a gamer’s night at the local Jerusalem church. Oh, wait…that didn’t happen. But, it is happening today. The newest affinity based church model, “God Loves Gamers”, with Pastor Matt Souza is debuting in about 3 days.[

Thursday, 07 January 2016 22:16

Podcast: God Almighty is Not Your Daddy

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On today’s program, JD answers a sincere question about what a single person should do when there aren’t “potential candidates” for marriage in the church. Then, on to an article from Charisma Mag about connecting with your “Daddy God.”

As always, you can listen above or download and listen from SermonAudio or

Thursday, 07 January 2016 19:09

SBC President, Ronnie Floyd, is Helping God Save The World! Featured

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Synergize 2016, Where The Global Church Gathers to Save the World. That’s the motto of the next conference of apostasy. The event, sponsored by The Assemblies of God, The International Pentecostal Holiness Church, The Miracle Channel, and others (need I say more?), is a yearly gathering of charismatic, new age mystics and emergent church

Thursday, 07 January 2016 07:10

Liberals, Mystics, Catholics…Oh My Featured

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The speaker lineup for Liberty University’s Convocation is, well, interesting. The list includes liberals, mystics, Roman Catholics, and….Trump. As a Liberty University student, I understand the stated rationale for these guests, but I believe there is a problem in offering these individuals a venue as notable as Liberty University

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 14:15

Should a Complimentarian Speak with Lady Preachers?

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Todd Pruitt, at the 1517 blog (which is affiliated with the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals), begins a post on the topic of Piper speaking with Christine Caine at Passion ’16 with the following…

Is it consistent with the complementarianism of CBMW, TGC, and Danvers to share preaching duties with a woman preacher? Was it

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 08:42

Podcast: Is Everyone Predestined?

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In today’s program, JD answers a bunch of sincere questions and then discussed the Pope saying the cross is a failure…again. In the Downgrade segment, JD addresses comments by Phil Pringle in regards to predestination.

As always, you can listen above or download and listen from SermonAudio or iTunes by clicking below.

 

Authors: JD Hall

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 05:35

Rick Warren, Wayne Grudem Team Up as Religious Advisors for Marco Rubio Featured

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We’ve been reporting for quite some time now that evangelicals, especially Southern Baptists, have been fawning over staunch Roman Catholic (the one who knows and fully agrees with Roman Catholic doctrine), Marco Rubio. Many Southern Baptists have gone as far as to say they believe he is saved (See here, and here). The SBC’s lead

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 14:23

But They’re Reaching People Featured

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But they’re reaching people. They’re reaching people who wouldn’t be reached otherwise.

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that I could get Creflo the 70 million dollar jet he’s been wanting. I could ride in better style than Ed Young’s Ferrari. I could release my bowels in more luxury than Joyce

Monday, 04 January 2016 22:04

Sermon: Baptism of the Spirit

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This message is from the Acts of the [Only] Apostles sermon series and taken from Acts 1:5-9.

As always, you can listen above or download and listen from SermonAudio or iTunes by clicking the links below.

 

Authors: JD Hall

Monday, 04 January 2016 17:26

Anne Graham Lotz Promotes Jewish Mystic

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On January 2nd, many people got an E-Mail with an article from Anne Graham Lotz about the First Century Jewish mystic known as Honi ha-M’agel, a man who claimed to be a prophet during a time we know prophets didn’t exist. This E-Mail has been forwarded to me, so You can read this here. (I have screenshots in case it gets taken

Monday, 04 January 2016 10:59

On False Teachers: Why We Insist on One Degree of Separation Featured

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What did they say when you warned them about the Kansas City Prophets and the New Apostolic Reformation and all the wicked things that happen there? What did they say when you told them about the death of Bethany Deaton and cover-up by IHOP and allegations of cult-like mind control? What did they say when you brought all those facts to them?

They

Monday, 04 January 2016 10:12

The Blood of Catholics on Southern Baptist’s Hands Featured

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For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. – 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

As we have stated

Sunday, 03 January 2016 14:59

Podcast: Need Me A Plane

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In this episode of the Pulpit & Pen Program – the first of 2016 – I explain why evangelicals should stop throwing a fit about Donald Trump. Then, Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis in the Crazy Prophet Update.

As always, you can listen above or download and listen from SermonAudio or iTunes by clicking below.

Authors: JD Hall

We polemicists have been trying to get your attention on the charismatic craziness of Christine Caine for, like, a long time. And, we’ve been trying to warn you that Piper’s been destroying his legacy by constantly canoodling about with Caine and others for some time.

In short: Christine Caine is a Word-of-Faith impastor who

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;” Philippians 3:20

While the Evangelical Intelligentsia are falling all over themselves to promote Roman Catholic GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio and curb the enthusiasm of candidate Donald Trump’s

Friday, 01 January 2016 14:41

40 harmful effects of Christianity – #12

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He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.”Jesus as recorded Matthew 10:37

This post is the twelfth in a series that addresses a list of “40 harmful effects of Christianity” that originated on the American Atheists Facebook page and has

Friday, 01 January 2016 12:31

Beth Moore Goes Full-Time with TBN

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Trinity Broadcasting Network, the hub of the charismatic telecommunications industry founded by the late Paul Crouch, has announced her new program to run regularly beginning January 6, 2016. Moore has already been appearing regularly on James Robison‘s program, Life Today. This is Moore’s first headlining program on TBN.

Beth

Friday, 01 January 2016 10:46

Evangelicals, Stop Throwing a Hissy About Donald Trump

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The Evangelical Intelligentsia (EI) has clearly thrown support behind the non-evangelical candidate in the Republican primary, Marco Rubio. In the collapse of Jeb Bush’s candidacy, the EI has followed suit of the GOP establishment about moved on to back the younger Floridian. The EI is tied so tightly to the GOP establishment, keep in

As the evangelical world looks for the cause of racism (hint **it’s sin**) and looks for the solution to racism (hint **it’s the gospel), it’s important to know where not to look. Some have looked toward Ron Burns. You know Ron Burns by his Muslim name, Thabiti Anyabwile. I would encourage against that.

The “Gospel”