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

Sunday, 21 February 2016 17:16

Azusa Redux: Lou Engle, Greg Laurie uniting denominations? Featured

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“Can you believe with us that denominations will unite, that the races could come together, that God could make us one, as the antidote to the terrific division in our day? Could you believe with us for stadium Christianity where signs and wonders are breaking out and mass evangelism explodes across our country- the Third Great...

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 13:50

Top 10 Reasons our Kids STILL Leave Church

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We’re STILL losing our kids.

Three years ago the stats revealed that half our teens walk away from church, never to return. Why is that? And who is responsible for making it stop?

With the rise of the Post-Modern church, we've now seen generations of parents who are merely "playing church" themselves, because like their parents, they were...

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 07:23

Bethel Church endorses its "good friend Patricia King's" Prophecy Featured

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Bill Johnson's wife Beni was so excited about a "prophetic word" from God's lips to Patricia King's ears that she read the prophecy to the entire mega-congregation this past Sunday.

Bethel in Redding, Calif., states that Beni shared " prophetic word given by our friend Patricia Kin! It is powerful and uplifting!"   Chris Rosebrough...

Saturday, 06 February 2016 05:37

Perry's "The Passion" puts Pizazz in Palm Sunday

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When our bloodied, ravaged Savior carried his own cross to be nailed upon it, He was laying down His life for us.  While most of those lining His route jeered and mocked Him, some spectators sobbed at the brutal murder scene they saw playing out before their eyes, not yet understanding anything about a propitiation required for the...

Friday, 05 February 2016 07:57

When truth tellers are no longer “on fire”

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If it's heartbreaking to see the visible church and professing Christians succumb to the great falling away that Jesus spoke of, it's devastating when it happens to those who are leaders in apologetics or so-called "discernment ministries."  To the latter, I can say that reporting the news of trends in the modern church is exhausting. I often...

Friday, 05 February 2016 07:13

Rob Bell, Aaron Rodgers and "How To Be Here"

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Rob Bell's new book, How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living, is going to hit the bookstores soon. And Rob will start a multi-city tour. And do the Oprah thing.

The doctrine-denying author's latest book promises yet another round of worldly, self-focused fulfillment. Not in Christ, but in, you know, you.

Says Bell, (and how many...

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 04:52

Moody's lengthy slide into mysticism

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The mystical spirituality that is so popular in evangelical and charismatic circles today is a yearning for an experiential relationship with God that downplays the role of faith and Scripture and that exalts “transcendental” experiences that lift the individual from the earthly mundane into a higher “spiritual” plane.

Case...

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 17:14

10 Scriptural reasons Jesus Calling is a dangerous book Featured

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Ladies, are you at a loss for words when trying to explain to your church friends why the book Jesus Calling is doctrinally unsound and ought to be avoided? It's at moments like these when we should go to Scripture, comparing what the real biblical Jesus teaches to what Sarah Young's "Jesus" whispers to her in her silence.


Keep in mind that...

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 11:35

When seemingly solid pastors fail to protect women Featured

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Earlier this morning as I penned, Stop Snuggling The Wolves, my heart was heavy for women who are oh-so easily deceived I had just received a letter from a woman whose seemingly solid pastor has a big heart and a large blind spot when it comes to naming names and helping his sheep discern. The fruit of these "spiritual cataracts" is a...

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 06:30

Let's stop snuggling the wolves Featured

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No matter how much love and humility Bereans have, they tend to take a lot of arrows from their own when contending. Many times when those who stand firm in God's Word as truth are told they have a critical spirit, it is because we have stepped on the tender toes of a teacher that is teaching the opposite of what biblical Christianity teaches. We...

Friday, 29 January 2016 06:08

World Interfaith Harmony Week: A spiritual blending Featured

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Whatever happened to that 2007 "A Common Word Between Us" initiative, signed by pastors like Rick Warren Bill Hybels and Leith Anderson of the National Association of Evangelicals?  Remember when hundreds of Christian pastors and Catholic priests signed on to call for interfaith dialogue that would build relations and reshape the Christian...

Revelation 17:1–18 speaks of the one-world religion. Pope Francis has been the one moving these chess pieces with world religion leaders for several years now. Most Catholics and many Evangelicals do not see the Pope's recent activities as a problem, and would scold anyone who questions a man who is such a "sweet guy" and "obvious man of...

Sunday, 24 January 2016 19:13

20 ways pastors can become domineering bullies

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“There ought to be a recovery group for church survivors,” mused a friend of mine recently.  Having come from two past experiences with churches that manipulate and control members into a submission based on the fear of man, she escaped, but damage has been done.

We are indeed hearing more and more cases of church abuse and pastors...

What do you do when the head of your church or denomination publicly joins hands with a known apostate teacher on the world stage?  If you speak up, you will hear the familiar accusation that you are unfairly using guilt by association. Speak up anyway.

Bible study author, speaker and blogger Michelle Lesley takes prominent Christian leader...

Friday, 22 January 2016 12:08

18 "Don'ts" for discerning Christians Featured

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If you've ever been a part of a church that employ these practices - whether in preaching, programs, or dealing with problematic pew protesters, consider this sage advice:

  1. Don’t listen to anyone whose teaching requires “spitting out” afterwards.
  2. Don’t listen to anyone that gets “downloads” (new revelations)...
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 15:05

A Word about visions, voices, and convulsions

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If you are one the millions of Christians who tune in to Sid Roth’s channel on WND or his “It’s Supernatural” program, I’m really glad you are here. You may have searched through Google for information on a number of topics you’ve watched, and ended up finding this article.

You see, I am concerned for you,...

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 14:20

Evangelicals looking to the wrong savior

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Donald Trump at Liberty University

There's a lot of evangelical hand-wringing of late, over which Christian candidate can bring our nation back into the greatness that it once was. "If we can only elect a true Christian," is a sentiment often heard among those who see the nation sinking into darkness.

The Washington Post reports in an article, Donald...

Photo via Charisma News

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, in writing for Charisma News, prophesies more Shemitah in 2016:

"Could an ancient mystery over 3,000 years old be affecting the world today? Did it skip a cycle in 2015? Or did it show up? And if it did, how great was its impact? And is still affecting the world and our lives to this day?

....Could this...

Thursday, 14 January 2016 14:29

What we talk about when we talk about discernment

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Last week I had the tremendous privilege of sitting down for a conversation with the captain of this ship, Chris Rosebrough. It was the first time in many months that the red microphone light was ON, and I was a little nervous!

(That's because the tables were turned, and this time Chris was interviewing me rather than the other way around.)

Here's...

Monday, 11 January 2016 14:17

Pope's new book doubles down on gay stance Featured

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Remember the Pope's controversial "Who am I to judge" statement? That's how he responded to an Italian reporter in 2013 when asked how he might act as a confessor to a gay person

A brand new book penned by Pope Francis hits the market Tuesday, and in it he addresses the controversial comments he made during that interview, signaling that the...

Friday, 08 January 2016 13:47

The 7 Mountains Mandate doorbuster: "Buy a mountain for $25" Featured

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What is your Mountain for the Kingdom?  Would you like one? If you believe that Christians are mandated to take over the world's seven influential powerbases so that Jesus can come back, then here's your chance to buy a mountain for only $25.  An upcoming Wisconsin event is making this offer as a way to fulfill its 7 Mountain Mandate and...

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 15:59

When preachers speak of harnessing God's power

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Feeling weary? Perhaps you are not allowing yourself to harness God's power. Or perhaps you have become unplugged from the power source.

This is the kind of language you often hear coming from those who follow Word of Faith teachings, or New Apostolic Reformation teachers. I bring it up because words matter. And when certain catchphrases come from...

Vintage Oleo color pak makes it look like butter

Not to sound too needy, but we women are hungry, and we want to be fed often, and now!

If I may speak just for a second for the whole group: most of us don't know why we are starving or what we are hungry for.

The problem is, we're likely to get a good rush from experiences and feelings. But those...

Rhetorical question:  Should the visible Church advance the cause of a group whose mission is at odds with the Gospel?  

Campus ministry InterVarsity Fellowship says it not only is embracing and promoting the Black Lives Matter movement, it is urging the Church to do the same, much to the alarm and dismay of many alumni and parents...

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 11:15

Standing strong against the tide

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At this time a couple of years ago the visible church was in the throes of chaos. Well-known leaders were beginning to compromise, and celebrity pastors began silencing anyone who would compare some of new and groundbreaking teachings to the timeless Word of God. We saw church dynasties and their emperors fall, only to reappear in new clothing and...

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