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

Emergent Watch - Apologetic Report
The EmergentWatch blog was started in response to aberrant material that were found in various church bookstores, particularly Calvary Chapel’s Chapel Store online bookstores. Chapel store Inc. is controlled by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa’s Brian Brodersen. YELP confirms: “The...

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Francis Chan has once again joined hands with the dangerous false teachers of the New Apostolic Reformation [NAR]. In his latest foray into apostasy, Chan will be a featured speaker at Lou Engle’s upcoming NAR-fest “The Send 2019” – set for Feb. 23, 2019 in Orlando, Fla....

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:04

Levi Lusko Speaks Like A Wolf

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Aberrant Pastor Levi Lusko continues to promote himself and his books – This time using the marketing theme and logo of a wolf. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” [Matt. 7:15]; “After my departing...

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This is part II of my video expose’ of the New Apostolic Reformation’s Voice of the Apostles [VOA] conferences. Featured is a new clip with NAR rising star Brian Starley, laying hands of people in Indonesia on Oct. 1st, 2018. The video also compares the effects of what the NAR false...

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The seventh Parliament of the World’s Religions [POWR] is now in session in Toronto, and runs Nov. 1-7th, with its theme of “The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation, and Change.” See:...

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Many (if not most) churches nowadays are using ‘worship’ music by known aberrant groups such as Bethel Music, Jesus Culture and Hillsong. Because the music is ‘popular’, the heretical roots of these groups are overlooked. Some have asserted that even if the group or church...

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Feeling tired? Stressed? Spiritually disconnected? Now there’s an app for that! You [do NOT] need the new Soultime (https://www.soultime.com/) Christian Meditation app to “look after the needs of your soul”. The website tell us: With Soultime, you can “Learn Christian...

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 10:39

Hillsong Partnering with the NAR’s Bill Johnson

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The Hillsong Conference to be held in Los Angeles on August 2, 2019 is set to feature the New Apostolic Reformation’s Bill Johnson, of Bethel, Redding infamy. Alongside head pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston, the lineup will also have Word-Faith superstar Joseph Prince, and Passion Conference...

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In July 2018, Calvary Chapel leader Brian Brodersen posted a video shared directly from the group ‘Muslims Around the World – The Positive Message’. The video is entitled “Pediatrician Shuts Down Leftists on Puberty Blockers.” At the bottom of the post (see above...

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Update on the ‘Pastor’s Together’ group – see: https://emergentwatch.com/2018/07/09/holland-davis-and-pastors-together-go-contemplative/ Rather than offering any explanation for the activities of the PT group, and particularly, their recent outing at a Catholic retreat...

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Back on Feb. 22nd, I posted an expose’ of YWAM’s ‘Alternatives Ministry’, which just like Bethel Redding’s ‘Christ Alignment‘, purports to be an outreach to New Agers, and yet uses occultic/ New Age devices and practices. The leader of YWAM’s New Age...

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As I reported (in a video) in March 2016, Calvary Chapel pastor Holland Davis (CC San Clemente) and his friends in the “Pastors Together” group have been involved with ecumenical and contemplative activities for years now. > See...

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Why so much emphasis on “Signs & Wonders”? What is genuine and what counterfeit? Consider God’s Word on the subject: “But Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers; so the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.” –...

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Calvary Chapel Pastors & Leaders Conference 2018 – to be held June 25-28 at Costa Mesa, will have Brian Brodersen’s wife, Cheryl, and his oldest son, Char Brodersen [hereafter ‘CB’] as featured speakers. Aside from the issue of having Brodersen’s wife address the...

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Dr. David Jeremiah is a popular pastor/ teacher, and has had a daily program on Calvary Chapel affiliated ‘His Channel’ for some years. However, he has had numerous problems with bad affiliations and endorsements. In May 2016, DJ took part on the “Jumpstart” Pastors and...

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The 2018 Calvary Chapel Pastors and Leaders Conference will feature a number of speakers from outside the CC movement, not the least of which is Dr. Gerry Breshears. A graduate of the heretical Fuller Seminary, Breshears is Professor of theology at Western Seminary, a ‘Reformed’...

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In a series of Twitter tweets on 5/19/2018, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa’s Brian Brodersen lifted up praises for  (Episcopal) Bishop Michael Curry, for his speech at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Brodersen also retweeted a Sky News article on Curry and Archbishop Justin...

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The National Day of Prayer started out as a great idea – with an official declaration by President Reagan calling Americans to prayer for their country. Unfortunately, the organization behind this noble event – celebrated on the first Thursday of May –  now appears to have...

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When Pastor Chuck Smith was alive, the CC Men’s Conferences, held annually at the Anaheim Convention Center, were a bastion of Christian strength, spiritual edification and biblical spirituality, centered on God’s Word… apparently this is now no longer true. (Brian...

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Friday, 06 April 2018 02:59

Ten Ways False Teachers Ensnare People

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Rick Becker from ‘Famine In The Land’ continues to warn believers of the greatest enemy of the cross – false teachers. We are warned to guard ourselves against false teachers by being armed with the best weapon against the ‘peddlers of error who masquerade as teachers of...

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Pastor Joe Sabolick is no stranger to controversy. Having begun as a youth pastor at Greg Laurie’s Harvest Fellowship in Riverside, Ca. – Sabolick started Calvary Chapel Laguna Beach in 1996, only to be fired in 2004 by his own hand-picked church board, amid accusations of sexual...

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I’ve been monitoring Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and it’s KWVE national radio’s outreach for some time now, but still was shocked to discover a post on the KWVE Facebook page of March 6, 2018, advertising an interview with New Age Catholic celebrity Roma Downey. The post says that...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:20

YWAM’s Occultic New Age ‘Alternatives’ Ministry

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The Christian community was recently shocked to discover that a group out of Bethel Redding – Christ Alignment – was practicing divination using “Destiny Cards”, and involved in forbidden occultic practices under the guise of ‘ministering’ to New Agers. As it...

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In what appears to be a one of the latest atrocities in the ecumenical war against God’s church, Hillsong churches are partnering with Alpha – a contemplative program that originated in the heretical Anglican Holy Trinity Brompton – the church that was the European home of the...

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Duck Dynasty’s little darling is now a cherished commodity of the commercial ‘Christian’ marketeers. The dynasty may be defunct but the money keeps on rolling in with Sadie’s new book, released Feb.6th, entitled “Living Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion and (note)...

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