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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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 04:37

The User's Guide to Postmodern "Emergent" Christianity Featured

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     Step one is essential: "Get in the loop!" What does this mean, you ask? Well, this thought pattern is almost everything you'll need to stay clueless within the confines of Postmodern Christianity. Once you start thinking this way, you'll never get out of "the loop." It goes like...

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 03:42

"Getting Wasted with the Holy Spirit" at Bethel Redding Featured

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Here's part three of a series of articles from Holly Pivec about her visit to Bill Johnson's Bethel Church:

"Getting Wasted with the Holy Spirit" at Bethel Redding

“There are only three rules in this class. Rule 1: Get drunk. Rule 2: Stay drunk. Rule 3: Get other people drunk.”
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Monday, 03 July 2017 06:57

Rob Bell is No Victim by Marcia Montenegro Featured

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Here's a brief guest post by Marcia Montenegro:

An article by John Pavlovitz about Rob Bell criticizes Christian critics of Bell for being unloving towards Rob Bell. I agree we should not be “unloving” towards anyone, including Rob Bell. But I think this is a "straw man" argument and...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 10:24

How Patriarchy Saved Me From Feminism by Nicole Rosebrough Featured

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I have a confession to make: I used to be a feminist.

You’d never think that if you looked at me now.  I willfully submit to the authority of my husband, my pastor and the inerrant Word of God.  The thought of being a stay-at-home mother when my husband and I are blessed...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 03:25

When Did the Church Turn Into Amway?? Featured

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True Story:

      In the 1990's my wife and me had three young children and we were in financial trouble; my income as an artist was very inconsistent. We were invited to become Amway distributors by a family member who knew we were the kind of "go-getters" who could really "make...

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The following quotes from Charisma Magazine editor Jennifer LeClaire are all real, except for one that is totally fabricated. Remember, Dr. Michael Brown fully endorses Jennifer LeClaire and has gone to great lengths to protect her from criticism. Have fun guessing, and we hope you don't get...

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On May 5th, 2017, Dr. Michael Brown interviewed Jennifer LeClaire on his call-in radio show "The Line of Fire," and after the interview segment was finished Chris Rosebrough called the show to ask Dr. Brown some tough questions about Jennifer LeClaire and her "Sneaky Squid Spirit." There was a...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 05:01

Kris Vallotton: Prosperity Preacher Exchanging Love for Wealth Featured

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Here's a blog post from Bethel Church's Senior Associate Leader (next to lead pastor Bill Johnson):

8 Signs of a Wealthy Mindset by Kris Vallotton

If you want to tickle itching ears with a prosperity/Word of Faith message it helps if you can talk out of both sides of your mouth. Vallotton is an...

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Saturday, 22 April 2017 03:25

CCM Song Critique: "Oh My Soul" by Casting Crowns Featured

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Here's another CCM Song Critique by Jorge Rodriguez at Faithful Stewardship. Please, please, please keep in mind that these articles are examining the meaning and theology of the lyrics-NOT critiquing the intentions or sincerity of the songwriters/performers:

Oh My Soul By Casting Crowns...

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Two of America's biggest and most influential Evangelical megachurch "rock star" pastors have officially jumped the shark and joined forces with full-on "prosperity pimp" Bill Winston

 

 

These guys pass themselves off as Bible-teaching pastors, but they have proven (yet again) that...

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Here's an absolutely fascinating interview with Benny Hinn's nephew, Costi Hinn. Costi went from being an insider in his world-famous uncle's ministry to being just a "regular" Bible-teaching pastor. Please listen and share this episode with your friends who need to hear the real Gospel...

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Charles G. Finney (1792-1875) was the father of "Revivalism" in America, the most prominent preacher of the Second Great Awakening, and in many ways the father of modern Evangelicalism in America. He is often considered the predecessor of American Evangelists/Revivalists like D.L. Moody, Billy...

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Read this amazing first-hand account from a homeschool mom who dared to confront the hyper-charismatic superstar, Todd White:

Todd White Flees Rebuke of Woman, Threatens to Call Police by Cindy McCann in Pulpit & Pen

 

 

Read more about this false teacher:

Todd White- How to Read Your(self...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 04:52

Getting Booted From Elevation Church Featured

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Our "fearless friend," Elliott Nesch, took two of his children and went to visit Elevation Church a few months ago; this is the article he wrote about that experience:

Our Recent "Worship Experience" at Elevation Church

 

 

 

For further reading and research:

The Steven Furtick...

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 10:05

The Seeker-Friendly, Purpose-Driven Cornucopia of False Doctrine Featured

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The "attractional" church model is so common that it's practically the norm; most Christians have assumed that it is the only valid way to "do church" nowadays, or they don't even know that other legitimate options exist. What is it? Simply put, this model of church starts with the idea that...

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Beth Moore is a mainstream Evangelical superstar who speaks with an impassioned frenzy that inspires many women to become fanatical followers. She is not (officially) a pastor or theologian, but she serves both of those functions for millions and millions of people in the church. She first...

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Monday, 20 February 2017 05:57

Dave Ramsey Gets Biblically Scrutinized Featured

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YouTube Bible teacher "BezelT3" does an excellent job of scrutinizing the Mega-Church message from Dave Ramsey & Company in this video:

 

 

Authors: Steven Kozar...

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Saturday, 18 February 2017 14:39

CCM Song Critique: "Giants Fall" by Francesca Battistelli Featured

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Here's another CCM Song Critique by Jorge Rodriguez at Faithful Stewardship. Please, please, please keep in mind that these articles are examining the meaning and theology of the lyrics-NOT critiquing the intentions or sincerity of the songwriters/performers:

"Giants Fall" By Francesca...

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 10:19

A Manifesto of Christian Discernment Featured

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We will maintain healthy skepticism towards all leaders in the church, and we will have even more skepticism towards the biggest and most powerful leaders in the church. 

We will check everything any pastor/teacher says against God's Word, and with the biggest and most powerful leaders, we will...

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Thursday, 09 February 2017 20:03

A Very Confused "Word of Faith" Man Writes Me An Email Featured

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Here's an email I just received from a well-meaning, but very confused man; he didn't write this to ask my opinion or start a conversation-he wrote this to correct me.Specifically, he wanted to correct my recent article The Hyper-Charismatic House of Cards-Let It Fall and Be Free. I decided to...

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Thursday, 02 February 2017 11:14

The Hyper-Charismatic House of Cards: Let It Fall and Be Free Featured

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imageIf you've been a part of a church that adheres to some of the "New Apostolic Reformation/Signs and Wonders" teachings, there's a good chance that you have nagging doubts and concerns that keep popping up from somewhere in the back of your mind.

That's actually good.

For example, you've been told...

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Saturday, 28 January 2017 17:22

Marcia Montenegro: Astrologer Overtaken by the Love of God Featured

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Here's a fascinating interview with Marcia Montenegro, a former professional astrologer for 8 years and teacher of astrology; a former practitioner for many years of Eastern-type meditation and beliefs, and who engaged in various occult practices such as having a spirit guide and doing astral...

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Assertion: (noun) a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason:Without providing any evidence, he made an assertion.

Assumption: (noun) something taken for granted; a supposition:She didn't check the facts to see if it was true, she just made an assumption.&nbsp...

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