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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Thursday, 15 November 2018 01:51

BSSM Evangelism – Activating The Senses Strange Spirits. Featured

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By  Rick Becker    15 November 2018
The Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry relies on subjective and unbiblical practices to “evangelize” the lost.  Sadly, it is a case of the blind leading the blind.  One of the resources from the BSSM is a list of...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 04:01

Seven Effects of False Teachings

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By Rick Becker    4 October 2018

False teachings have serious consequences, not only for those who teach error, but also for their hearers.  The Apostle Paul took false teaching seriously:  I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 04:51

Is there hope for South Africa? Featured

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By Rick Becker   13 September 2018

South Africa is in dire straits.  Under The African National Congress (ANC)  billions have been lost through state capture – money that should have been used to uplift the lives of the poor.  Corruption, nepotism, and blatant...

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By Rick Becker  30 September 2018

Discernment is not optional, it is vital to the spiritual health of individuals and the church.  Discernment preserves sound doctrine, and sound doctrine enables us to have the correct view of God, self, the church, the world, and...

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Thursday, 23 August 2018 04:41

LIKE JACKALS AMONG RUINS

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By Rick Becker    23 August 2018

A study of the old testament prophets reveal a motley crew of individuals, aloof, persecuted, and tormented at times.  Rejected by society and even God’s people, these prophets delivered God’s word – described as a fire and a hammer...

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 02:58

The New Apostolic Reformation – A Shelter for the Unqualified Featured

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By Stephen Colin   9 August 2018

Bob Dylan, hailed as one of the great song writers of the 20th century penned a song called “Shelter from the Storm” in 1975. The lyrics to the song have been regarded as a poetic masterpiece, which is probably why he was awarded the Nobel Prize...

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By Rick Becker   2 August 2018

As the ashes from the Carr fire settle in Redding,  Bethelites remain in denial that their methodology and theology lie in ashes.  Their prophetic ministry failed – hundreds have been “activated” into the prophetic at Bethel, yet...

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By Rick Becker  28 July 2018
The Carr fire that has caused devastation in California, has weaved it’s way into Redding, home of Bethel church.  Hundreds of homes have been destroyed, and at the time of this writing two lives have been lost.  This tragedy comes shortly after the...

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 01:58

Bethel School Of Spiritual Drunkenness

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By Rick Becker  25 July 2018

The doctrines and practices emanating from Bethel are as far removed from biblical Christianity as the east is from the west.  Leaders at BSSM channel their students into the dark world of mysticism, vain imaginations, and the demonic.  It takes little...

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Thursday, 19 July 2018 01:29

Be saved from this perverse generation! Featured

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By Stephen Colin    19 July 2018

“And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!” Acts 2:40

Peter’s words were directed at individual Jews who could be spared from God’s coming wrath...

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:50

Carried About by Every Wind of Doctrine

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By Rick Becker   28 May 2018
Picture a ship without a rudder in turbulent waters.  It’s at the mercy of the elements and unable to navigate, possibly facing shipwreck.  This is the plight of those captivated by every new wind of teaching that does the rounds. ...

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The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) has infiltrated churches in South Africa at an alarming rate.  While not all churches have morphed into full blown NAR churches, many accept and teach some of the doctrines and practices found in the NAR.   Ways to identify whether a church has...

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By Rick Becker
31 May  2018
 
Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry is a risky business.  Students are “taught” how to heal, and are encouraged to “take risks” which really means to ignore the boundaries clearly laid out in scripture. ...

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 01:29

THE BETHELIZATION OF A SOUTH AFRICAN CHURCH

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The New Apostolic Reformation is alive and thriving in South Africa.  Should we be concerned?  Yes, because this insidious movement is deceiving thousands.  Should we be surprised?  No, because scriptures warn us of deception in these last days.  Those who refuse to love...

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 01:10

10 ways to identify false teachings Featured

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By Rick Becker   10 May 2018

Throughout history false teachings have infiltrated the church.  Heresies that plagued the early church such as Gnosticism, Antinomianism, Retanism, Kenyonism, and the Kenosis theory have not been silenced; instead they continue to...

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By Rick Becker     12 April 201

The Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry School Planting website has published an article entitled “Pastoring People With Unique Spiritual Giftings.”  Their article reveals their progressive slide into mysticism and Gnosticism, and...

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Thursday, 29 March 2018 01:57

10 WAYS FALSE TEACHERS ENSNARE PEOPLE

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By Rick Becker   29 March 2018

The greatest threat to the church are not those who oppose the gospel, but those who distort it.  Many in the visible church are fearful that the growth of other religions, godless governments, and the ongoing calamities of this world pose a threat to...

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By Rick Becker   22 March 2018

When the scales of deception are removed from their eyes, many find themselves in a dilemma.  They realise that the church that they love, attend, and where they were possibly even saved, teaches false doctrine.  False doctrines such as word of...

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 00:52

10 invalid arguments in defense of false teachers

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By Rick Becker  8 March 2018

Scripture warns us that in the last days some will depart from the faith, and be deceived by evil spirits and teachings of demons. Those who teach false doctrines are not on the fringes of christianity, they are in the center in the form of the Evangelical...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 00:02

MANTLES DOUBLE PORTIONS

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By Rick Becker   1 March 2018

Mere hours after the passing of Billy Graham,  New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) apostles and prophets were gleefully salivating at the prospect of receiving yet another mantle.  Mantles, double portions, impartations and downloads are sought after...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 22:01

Kris Vallotton – For Thirty Pieces of Silver

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By Rick Becker   22 February 2018

Judas betrayed Christ for a mere thirty pieces of silver.  Today many charlatans follow the path of Judas, betraying the Lord and the true gospel for money.  Kris Vallotton of Bethel church is one such charlatan.  Vallotton will be releasing...

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:35

God – Kris Vallotton’s Fixer

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By Rick Becker  15 February 2018

Kris Vallotton is the Senior Associate Leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California and co-founder of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM)  Bethel is one of the leading churches caught up in the deceptive New Apostolic Reformation.  In a...

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Friday, 09 February 2018 00:27

The Delusions of Patricia King

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Patricia King is a false prophet in the New Apostolic Reformation.  In years gone by statements and behaviour from a person that would have warranted medical intervention, now qualify one to be a leader in some quarters of the visible church.  This new breed of super (false) apostles can...

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 00:43

Angus Buchan, Cloud without water?

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By Rick Becker    8 February 2018

The next “Its Time” national prayer meeting featuring Angus Buchan will take place on 24 March in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.  In this podcast we reviewed Buchan’s call to prayer for the “Its Time” meeting in...

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By Rick Becker   1 February 2018

What is it with some mortals in the visible church and their fascination with portals?  Modern evangelicalism’s departure from scripture is the reason that we have “revelations” from God, using terminology usually associated with...

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