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Stop Calling Error ‘Anointed’

In a spot on piece over at Pulpit & Pen, Costi Hinn calls for Christians to get back to the basics, meaning biblical Christianity.  He raises a two fold question: “What in the world has happened to the body of Christ and what semblance of biblical orthodoxy will be left for our children and grandchildren?” The way […]

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Leaving the NAR Church: Erin’s story

“Everyone seemed to feel God’s love all the time and have crazy experiences, dreams, visions, prophesies. I was dissatisfied with just Bible study. I wanted more, and was constantly seeking more prophecies and visions and signs.” Erin has allowed me to include her story in this series about a movement called the New Apostolic Reformation, […]

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Passion Conference: A Pastor’s Perspective on The Importance Of Truth and Standing Against Apostasy

Over at Pulpit & Pen, Justin Pierce tackles the train wreck known as the Passion Conference hosted by Louis Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta.  Pierce considers Passion “an ecumenical affiliation of some of the worst heretics and false teachers who have ever been associated with the body of Christ.” His accusation will […]

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Michael Brown Continues to Deny the NAR, Defends Montanism

Jeff Maples challenges noted apologist Dr. Michael Brown to explain why he continues his association with and defends men and women who embrace warmed over Latter Rain theology.  Over the years the Latter Rain cult has gone by many different names such as Kingdom Now, Manifest Sons of God and Joel’s Army.  Most recently it has been […]

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Brain Stopper No. 5: Bill Johnson’s Book Ban

In her 5th installment of “Brain stoppers,” Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error addresses Arch Heretic Bill Johnson’s endeavor to stop critical thinking.  Pivec writes: “Brain stoppers” is a term I came up with to refer to a variety of tactics used by leaders in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) to discourage their followers from thinking […]

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Popular Charismatic Worship Artist, Kari Jobe, Teaching Dangerous Theology

After reading Jeff Maples’ blogpost over at Pulpit & Pen you will wonder why Kari Jobe was invited to lead worship for Women of Faith, an event that draws thousands of women. When you read the lyrics to some of Jobe’s songs, you’ll realize that the words are blasphemous….and you’ll want to repent if you ever uttered those […]

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Bevere & Vallotton: Two Feminists Intertwined

Bud Ahlheim exposes Bethel Church’s “Senior Associate Leader” Kris Vallotton’s “diabolical teaching.” So why would best-selling author, speaker and co-founder of Messenger International, Lisa Bevere, “blog-swap” with an uber wolf?  For those who are unfamiliar with Lisa Bevere, her teaching is worrisome to say the least.  Listen to Erin Benziger express some of her concerns: […]

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Bethel’s Medical Healing Conference to bring army; activate impartation

A gathering of medical professionals who pray for their patients seems like a fantastic idea, in the right context. But there is more to Bethel Church’s upcoming Medical Healing Conference than meets the eye. The April event starring self-proclaimed “prophet” Bill Johnson invites medical professionals to experience Bethel and “marry the natural with the supernatural,” […]

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Sozo – a dangerous “inner healing and deliverance ministry”

Before I get to Kim Olsen’s blog post, those who are unfamiliar with Sozo prayer need to know more about it.  First of all, Sozo prayer is the brain child of husband and wife team Bill (self-proclaimed modern-day apostle) and Beni  (New Age guru) Johnson, both of whom are pastors of the infamous Bethel Church in Redding […]

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Popular Christian music groups teaching heresy?

The blog post below addresses the astonishing lack of discernment among self-professed Christians when it comes to contemporary Christian music (CCM).  The truth of the matter is that most CCM really isn’t Christian at all — not even close!  How do I know that? By listening to the lyrics.  More often than not CCM is […]

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