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

Thursday, 14 July 2016 13:31

Who is Nick Hall? Featured

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The big buzzword in Christendom this summer is UNITY. You might be surprised at how many events are gathering millions worldwide and encouraging them to drop their doctrinal differences to hold hands for the cause.  Behind these Unity gatherings you’ll find Nick Hall and his Pulse Movement.

What is the Pulse Movement? It is the power...

The Rev. Perry Noble, who started NewSpring Church nearly 20 years ago, is no longer its senior pastor.

Via Greenville Online:

Early in Sunday's 9:15 a.m. service, Executive Pastor Shane Duffey announced that Noble had been removed as pastor on July 1, after the NewSpring board of directors had "made a difficult and painful decision" to make a...

Friday, 08 July 2016 15:07

Perry Noble Fired Over Domestic Issues? Featured

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There is trouble reportedly brewing at NewSpring Church in South Carolina, where leaders say they will address rumors it has fired its founding and senior pastor, Perry Noble.The source of this is a report in the Christian Post:

"NewSpring Church, a popular megachurch in South Carolina that averages a weekly attendance of...

Friday, 08 July 2016 10:42

3 is the Number: The Circle Maker and Wiccan magic Featured

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What does drawing three circles have to do with "black magic"? The Circle Maker book by Mark Batterson was written a few years back (which continues to shipwreck the faith of the flock today), contains some disturbing parallels with the kind of pagan sorcery used by modern-day witches.

Batterson says we are to draw these circles around our biggest...

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 05:28

Mclaren's Progressive Worship Music Project "Births Change" Featured

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It's called the "Convergence Music Project," and it is the brainchild of Emergent/Progressive guru Brian McLaren in collaboration with The Center for Progressive Renewal and the Convergence Initiative. 

Side note: If you are unfamiliar with McLaren (who calls the cross "cosmic child abuse"), or his Progressive alliance, click here to...

For the first time in almost a decade, Saddleback pastor Rick Warren is bringing his Purpose Driven Conference for pastors and leaders back to the United States, and inviting a worldwide audience to stream it online (for a mere $199). The conference takes place at his Lake Forest, California church in just a few days: June 28 – 30.

In his...

I don't know what it is about cowboy porn, but apparently lewd cowboys are a lucrative Christian hot seller. The gyrating Naked Cowboy at Hillsong NYC's womens's conference a few weeks ago isn't the first. A Christian bookseller has been quietly selling adult cowboy content for some time.

This particular book is advertised as a Christian Western,...

To say Kris Vallotton was impressed with his recent meeting with Pope Francis is a lame understatement. With stars in his eyes, Bethel Redding's second in command and co-founder of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, Vallotton took to his blog to rave about the Pope's call to unity, and to scold any hater that objected.

To set the stage for...

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 16:49

The Six Hallmarks of a NAR Church Featured

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Is your church shifting into becoming NAR apostate? It could be, and your leaders might not even be aware.

The New Apostolic Reformation, or NAR, is a counterfeit, unbiblical movement that has been gaining worldwide momentum. Its anointed celebrity leaders, meanwhile, are scurrying to distance themselves from the “NAR” label (invented...

Monday, 06 June 2016 12:17

"The Shack" movie poster whips up heresy fans anew Featured

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When The Shack movie Facebook Page shared the new movie poster for its March 2017 theater release, the post got more than 10,000 likes, 28,000 shares and nearly 2,000 comments - almost all of them from extremely excited fans:

"Cannot imagine not crying thru the whole movie if it's anywhere as moving as the book !!! A must read !! Can't wait to see...

Thursday, 26 May 2016 08:30

"Dream Destiny infection spreading" Featured

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Does God put a dream destiny in your heart? Did He make you for a God-sized dream?

The words, “dream destiny,” or, “God’s dream” are popping up in a significant number of sermons and books by celebrity pastors. It’s as if they’re all preaching from the same strange hymnal.

Once you recognize the symptoms and...

Scratching your head over John Kerry's recent "borderless world" comments? Consider this: The visible church is cooking up the very same concept.

It's an anti-doctrinal blending that can be summed up in one battle cry: UNITY.

Unity in this movement can bring together charismatics, reformed folk, NAR/Word of Faith, seeker-friendly churches,...

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 12:17

100+ Methodist Ministers Come Out As LGBT

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Hoping to influence a major church-wide vote on LGBT issues later this week,  111 United Methodist ministers have come out, openly declaring their dual identity as both clergy and LGBT persons.  On Monday morning, Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), an LGBT advocacy group within the United Methodist Church, published a letter...

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 11:09

FabLife's Church Fashion Show

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If it's been a few years since you glanced at daytime television, you might be amazed at how much it has changed. After a morning on my couch (recovering from the effects of a muscle relaxer for my new workout I call "farm chores"), I found myself feeling more ill than the cause that put me on the couch in the first place.

A show called FabLife...

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 07:51

Emotional manipulators: The truth must die Featured

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I’m about to share complete blasphemy with you, wrapped and bound snugly in the heartstrings of emotionalism and self esteem. Before you see this in your youth group, in your women’s Bible study, on your timeline, or even from the Jumbotron at your church, I hope you see it here first.

I post this story as a preemptive strike against...

Jen Hatmkaer

So many Christian women who love the Lord are very upset with me for warning them about Jen Hatmaker. Yes, I know, Jen is the lovable mom, writer and speaker who is known for being "Raw and Real." Apparently she says what women think, or wish they could say, and she tells a lot of great, emotional stories.

But if we judge her fruit...

Friday, 22 April 2016 08:49

We'll make it fit.

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There are all sorts of interesting websites out there with the word Christian in their titles. Many are fluff for the masses.  Hello Christian is one I find amusing, always taking news headlines and trying to make them relevant to the life of regenerated born-again believers in Jesus Christ. Before I share how this site is attempting to turn...

Monday, 11 April 2016 05:36

Betrayed with a kiss: Azusa Now's One World Religion Featured

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A kiss is just a kiss? Not when it betrays the Lord Jesus Christ.  It's been six weeks since I posted: Azusa Redux: Lou Engle, Greg Laurie uniting denominations?

That's a question that was resoundingly affirmed by Lou Engle in the sound of one sloppy wet kiss.  The NAR-affiliated false teacher Lou Engle, founder of the "Azusa Now: The...

Thursday, 31 March 2016 14:32

On capturing weak women Featured

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This morning I received a stern letter from a woman named Pam who was upset that I would dare to compare Scripture with the words of her favorite motivational speaker.

"You will answer to God almighty for trying to pour evil into this world. I need say nothing God will bring you all to task for the blasphemy against His chosen teachers Beth Moore...

The Resurrection of Christ

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand,  and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our...

Friday, 25 March 2016 12:49

Crisis managed?

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(This post is not so much a news report as it is some thoughts I have about Christians in crisis.  - A. S.)

Hunter Frederick of Frederick Associates tells me that when takes on new clients, he has one requirement:

Hunter Frederick

"I need to know they are repentant before I will work with them," Frederick says of entertainment and faith-based...

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 07:25

Why do we want Greater Things than Scripture?

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When we want "greater things" than the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we fall into the jaws of Satan-ordained wolves who promise that WE can have power and WE can be like God.

If you don't know how to get that power, conferences like this one in my hometown will impart it unto you. The keynote speaker at this thing is the former...

Monday, 21 March 2016 09:15

Promises of Resurrections for $1,000 filling stadiums Featured

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Before you say, "Duh," understand that this isn’t so much a warning to the discerning Christian who ought to be able to recognize these most blatant examples of wolves as much as it is a sad commentary on what fills stadiums and screens. 

I remember my shock turning to dismay and then anger in 2011 when I saw “prophet” David...

Thursday, 10 March 2016 06:35

What's so unbiblical about "Young Messiah"? Read and weep: Featured

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Scene from "The Young Messiah"

Last week I wrote about the unbiblical basis for The Young Messiah, and why the producers and creators themselves are problematic for any discerning Christian. The movie releases today, and while I have not seen it to review it, others have. The following is a snippet from Patheos Progressive Christian Channel...

Friday, 26 February 2016 14:16

The Young "Messiah": Christians delight in really bad fanfiction Featured

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Get ready for another collection of unbiblical dialog and drama that NEVER HAPPENED. The Young Messiah is the movie that will be releasing March 11 in theaters across the nation (Just in time for Resurrection Sunday!), but the world premiere happened in January at the Billion Soul Network's NAR-based Synergize 2016 conference."

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