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

Lighthouse Trails Research - Apologetic Report

A Story of Death to Life: From Catholicism to Christianity

By Barbara I was born into a devout Catholic family and culture, knowing only one non-Catholic family until I entered high school. As a baby of just a few weeks old, I was baptized by sprinkling with water. My parents, who simply knew no...

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Oprah Magazine: God Is “in” Abortions?

Sacred Oneness”—a Deadly Counternarrative!  By Pastor Larry DeBruyn and Sarah H. Leslie Humane theology was the foundation of Dr. George Tiller’s practice. It dictates that alleviating suffering is a Christian’s sacred...

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Wm. Paul Young Teaches New Age Lie About Separation on TBN

By Warren B. Smith As soon as you—all who know your potentials—can tell this vision on television, you will have begun your real work in the world.—The New Age “Christ”1 On the March 12, 2017 episode 5 of...

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“Rick Warren, Calif. Bishop Hail Unity as Model for Evangelicals and Catholics to Follow”

LTRP Note: The following is posted for informational and research purposes and not as an endorsement of the source or the content. “[Rick] Warren noted that union between the two traditions...

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Letter From Dallas Theological Seminary to Lighthouse Trails Reader Reveals “Required” Spiritual Formation

A Lighthouse Trails reader sent Lighthouse Trails a copy of a letter he recently received from Dallas Theological Seminary. DTS has consistently said the school does not promote...

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Hundreds of Protestant Scholars and Pastors Sign “Reforming Catholic Confession,” But Can the Church Trust This Document?

Hundreds of Protestant and evangelical scholars, pastors, and theologians have signed a document called “Reforming Catholic Confession”  to mark the...

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Letter to the Editor: Challenges in Trying To Warn Seniors in My SBC Church – Some Doing Yoga

Dear Lighthouse Trails: In reading your latest offering, I am agreeing with every word. I’ve received Lighthouse Trails e-newsletters for years now, but have to speak out today. I’m a...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 22:49

Sneak Preview: Ray Yungen’s Last Book

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Sneak Preview: Ray Yungen’s Last Book

As many of you know, Lighthouse Trails beloved author and co-laborer in Christ, Ray Yungen, passed away on October 16th 2016 at the age of 64 due to complications from a cancer treatment. Ray had just finished the rough draft of his book Simple...

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Letter to the Editor: The Sheepdog Guarding the Sheep

Dear Lighthouse Trails Editors: I found that the function of the sheepdog is analogous to the call of Christians to exercise discernment.  Those of you who might work on farms are quite familiar with the functions of the sheepdog in guarding...

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Friday, 08 September 2017 14:57

The First and Final Deception

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The First and Final Deception

By Berit Kjos (Author of How to Protect Your Child From the New Age & Spiritual Deception) Aleister Crowley was called “the most evil man in the world.” This founder of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn defined magic as “the science and art of...

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On Leonard Sweet: Connectness Or Correctness – Which Will It Be?

By Tamara Hartzell (author of Reimagining God) “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound...

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A Rose By Any Other Name OR A Deception By Any Other Name – It’s All the Same

Dear Lighthouse Trails: This is from a circulating email from Prairie [formerly Prairie Bible Institute or PBI in Three Hills Alberta]. It sounds so good, but I suspect it is dangerous. S. ____ Email Our Reader...

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Sound the Trumphet in the Midst of Apostasy – The Enemy is in the Camp

By David Dombrowski Lighthouse Trails Editor Over the past decade and a half, we have watched with a mixture of surprise and sadness at how an apostate church has materialized before our eyes. It all began for us here at...

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Praying for Flood Victims and For “the Light of the Glorious Gospel” to Shine Unto Them

As we remember  and pray for the flood victims in Texas, let us pray that many who do not know Him will turn their eyes and hearts toward the Lord, finding lasting comfort and His salvation...

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KIDS AT RISK: Letter to the Editor: AWANA Continuing Down the Emergent Road

Dear Lighthouse Trails: A while back I alerted you to the fact that Awana was joining forces with Josh Griffin who was the youth pastor for Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church. Josh Griffin is also associated with Youth...

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Taizé Worship – Growing in Popularity, But Roots Are in Mystical Monasticism

By Chris Lawson (Author of Taizé: A Community and Worship: Ecumenical Reconciliation or an Interfaith Delusion?) The worship practiced at Taizé has attracted many people from around the...

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RNS: UK’s Biggest Christian Festival to Showcase Islam

By Catherine Pepinster Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) — Greenbelt, the biggest Christian festival in the United Kingdom, will feature Muslim worship for the first time this year. The decision by organizers of the annual festival...

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Ten Questions for Those Who Claim the “Supreme Beings” of the Nations are the True God

By Sandy Simpson When did ANY of the Patriarchs and Prophets in the Old Testament and the apostles or Jesus Christ in the New Testament ever claim that the “supreme beings” of the nations...

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Barcelona Chief Rabbi to Jews: Get Out, Go To Israel

By  Tsvi Sadan Israel Today Following the Barcelona terror attacks in which 14 people were killed and some 130 wounded, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) asked the Spanish city’s chief rabbi, Rabbi Meir Bar-Hen, what he thought of the...

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SOZO – Climbing Up Another Way – Is There A Spiritual Ladder to the Lap of “Father God”?

LTRP Note: Today, a caller asked us if we had any information on SOZO. While we have had inquiries about SOZO in the past, we have never posted anything about it. Below is an article from...

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Dear Lighthouse Trails, I want to thank you again and possibly alert you on another author you should watch. Recently, my husband went to a pastor’s...

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New Book Release by Warren B. Smith – “Pressing On Through It All”

Note: Warren B. Smith (along with Gospel musician Trevor Baker) will be speaking at The Berean Call Conference this week in Bend, Oregon. The conference will be livestreamed. Mountain Stream Press, the publishing...

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A Poem By a “Very Old Man” Who Stands Alone for Truth

There is a very old man Whom the Lord took by his hand And taught him things About the churches in the land. Except for his wife, He stands all alone. No one comes by Or calls on the phone. He and his wife Are at the end of their...

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Dallas Willard, John Ortberg, Richard Foster – Are We Wrong in Calling Them Emergent/Contemplative?

Recently, we were asked to give an account as to why Dallas Willard (d. 2013), Richard Foster, and John Ortberg were listed in Roger Oakland’s booklet How to Know When the Emerging Church...

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Is Your Child or Grandchild Heading to Christian College This Fall? – 9 Things You Should Do Before He Goes

Fall is quickly approaching, and by now, if you have a child or grandchild who is going to attend Christian college this year, he or she is most likely enrolled and ready to go. As...

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