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Justin Peters & Jim Osman on Spiritual Warfare: Binding Satan

In this piece, Bud Ahlheim tackles the propensity some Christians have to “bind Satan.”  As if that’s even possible. Ahlheim reminds us that “a simple reading of Scripture and the application of just a bit of common sense would do much to aid believers in avoiding the pitfalls of spiritually toxic teachings, particularly those within […]

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What makes a religion false?

Christians believe that Christianity is the only true religion; thus all other religions are false. What are the essential doctrines of the Christian faith found in the pages of Scripture?  In other words, what must an individual believe in to be saved?  There are 5 essentials.  Can you rattle them off? In this piece over […]

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Bad Fruit, Diseased Trees, and the Authority of God’s Word

Author, speaker and blogger Michelle Lesley often has to deal with disgruntled people who contact her to defend a high-profile false teacher she has warned us about.  Yes, some who profess a belief in Christ actually stand up for wolves in the hen house and will even refuse to listen to the evidence.  Why? Because […]

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Discernment Ministry – A Biblical Defense

There is no shortage of critics in the evangelical community who oppose those of us involved in what is called an online discernment ministry (ODM).  Our well-meaning brethren often take “discerners” to task for reporting on false teachers and apostate movements within the visible Church.  Moreover, we are chastised for being too focused on negative […]

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Is she a false teacher? 7 steps to figuring it out on your own

Bible study author, speaker and blogger Michelle Lesley gives her perspective on how to determine who the wolves in sheep’s clothing are and why we should steadfastly avoid them.  “Birds of a feather flock together,” reminds Michelle.  “If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. Bad company corrupts good morals. It’s all […]

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It’s not too late

The late Ken Silva, owner of Apprising Ministries and Christian Research Network, wrote this blog post in 2012. His reflections from four years ago were true then and they are even more pertinent today. Ken lamented that, “Our young people are growing up in a dying nation, awash with relativistic political correctness, and skeptical, godless […]

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Biblical View of Codependency and Alcoholics Anonymous

Gary Gilley and M. Kurt Goedelman examine the controversial topic of psychology in the Church and what is termed “codependency.” Codependency was introduced into the Christian community through Frank Minirth, Paul Meier, and Henry Cloud. Many readers will be surprised to learn that there is neither scientific nor biblical evidence to support the theories of Minirith, […]

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“Jesus Said You Shouldn’t Judge”

After being accused of judging, Stand to Reason’s Tim Barnett addresses the assertion from a biblical perspective.  He writes: A while back, I posted the following comment on my Facebook Page: Everyone—Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jew, New Ager, Atheist—needs to answer the same question: What makes humans valuable in the first place? Normally, I don’t […]

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