Archive | Purpose Driven

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“Hope Renewed” in what, exactly?

That is an interesting definition of Hell, but it’s not how the Bible describes Hell.  It’s the worst of all possible suffering, and it is a dreadful reality to those who haven’t believed in the Gospel rightly preached from the Word of God. This trivialized, works-based fluff is what you get when a very influential […]

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Rick Warren: Forget Sola Scriptura, But There is “Plus Scriptura”

Bud Ahlheim of Pulpit & Pen examines the teaching of Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback megachurch which is one of the largest churches in the U.S.  He quotes Tim Challies as saying the following about the man who has been dubbed the “Purpose Driven Pope”: One need only read Warren’s books or listen to a few […]

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The Missing Elements of Modern Worship

Popular blogger, author and pastor Tim Challies wonders: “If a worship service includes no prayer and no Bible reading, can we even recognize it as Christian worship?” The question you need to ask yourself is, does the church you attend follow the Bible’s instruction on the way church is to be conducted?  Is the service you […]

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Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Paradigm awakens once again

In case you thought Rick Warren was fading into the background giving the New Apostolic Reformation the spotlight, think again. While the NAR “apostles” target youth ripe for revival, Warren is back in the saddle targeting pastors around the globe for his one-world P.E.A.C.E. Plan. For the first time in almost a decade, Saddleback pastor […]

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You Might Be Apostate If…

Bible study author, speaker and blogger Michelle Lesley identifies Christendom’s most nefarious false teachers — and she proves it by using their own words and actions against them. Now find out who Michelle thinks are some of the worst of the worst apostates… Comedian Jeff Foxworthy hit the big time several years ago with his […]

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Steven Furtick: Unqualified, Not Unworthy

Cameron Buettel of Grace to You reviews megachurch pastor Steven Furtick’s latest book that he wrote to defend his qualifications as a pastor.  However, Buettel reveals that the criterion for “overseers” detailed in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:5–9 are not mentioned in the book! As we pointed out in Why Won’t Steven Furtick Answer Tough […]

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Extrabiblical Movements

Writing for Grace to You, Cameron Buettel and Jeremiah Johnson examine the pervasiveness of pragmatism in the visible Church.  Because of the pragmatic approach to “doing church” we now have “seeker-sensitive gurus…devoted to developing the latest and greatest formula for selling the gospel. Every aspect of the church experience, from the style of music and […]

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Andy Stanley, Megachurches, and the Bullying of Christ’s Bride

  Nate Pickowicz is the pastor/planter of Harvest Bible Church in New Hampshire and blogs for Entreating Favor.  A number of years ago, my wife and I were members of a large New England church; a “megachurch.” Now, it’s very important that I differentiate between a “large” church and a “megachurch” as it’s more than simply number […]

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