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Wolf and sheep

Christian suffering

Mike Ratliff of Possessing the Treasure offers hope for Christians who are suffering. Ratliff reminds us that “The hostility from those unworthy of the truth is like that of a wolf pack going after a few sheep.” He warns us to beware, to be careful. And he instructs us what to do in the face […]

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Success

We Are Now Offering Mentoring to Lifeway Executives

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that high-profile Christian business men would “leverage their ‘success’ as executives to project themselves as expert advice-givers to pastors,” as Ed Stetzer and Thom Rainer are doing. What is surprising, though, is that pastors would be interested in receiving advice on pastoring from business executives. According to Gideon Knox, both Stetzer […]

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Armwrestle

Frequently Abused Verses: Does God Condemn Debate?

Jeremiah Johnson of Grace to You asks: Should we or shouldn’t we debate our doctrinal differences? Many believers argue that our focus should be on what we agree on, and that we must set aside anything we disagree on. So does that mean we should ignore our differences with those who teach universalism?  What about […]

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Bethel Church in Redding CA

10 Signs of a Cultic Church

Cross Examined has a piece by Brian Chilton who asks: “How does one know that a church has the characteristics of a cultic church?” Good question.  According to Chilton, there is a difference between a cult and a cultic church and he gives some signs of cultic churches. So we want you to know what […]

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Moses and the 10 Commandments

Evangelical Author: ‘Heterosexuality is an Abomination.’

Picture a non-binary, non-judgmental Christian community with no sexual labels, in which we no longer judge people on the basis of their sexuality.  Hard to imagine a Bible believing Christian promoting a community such as this, yet this is the sort of thing one professing Christian imagines in our future. “This non-binary, non-judgmental approach,” assures […]

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Wolf

Did God Forbid us to Critique or Criticize Church Leaders?

High profile Church leaders who teach doctrines of demons actually have the temerity to warn their critics to back off or face danger of divine judgment. Well, Cameron Buettel’s not backing off. In a blog post he wrote for Grace to You, Buettel names names and includes a video of one wolf in sheep’s clothing […]

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Discernment

The Irrelevant Christine Caine … A Dingo Ate My Legacy?

Ed Stetzer is a prominent evangelical with considerable credibility.  But when it comes to spiritual things Stetzer has shown time and time again that he lacks discernment.  If he had an ounce of spiritual discernment would he spend his valuable time interviewing Word of Faith pastrix Christine Caine regarding her new partnership with Wheaton College, […]

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Moses parting the Red Sea

Three Reasons God is a Cessationist

Jordan Standrich has some thoughts on cessationism vs. continuationism to help us think through this challenging topic. “An important part of cessationism,” says Standridge “is God Himself and what He has done in history.” In this piece over at The Cripplegate, Standrich offers three reasons to bolster his argument that God is a cessationist and not […]

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