“This is another hallmark of the Michael Brown playbook,” chides Anthony Wade. “He always wants to sound like the more reasonable party in the discussion. So he pays lips service to the cause of the other side.” In the following quote, Brown actually admits that some online apologetics and discernment ministries, are exposing error and […]
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Reprise: Seeing the Unseen: The Nature of Spiritual Warfare
First posted July 18, 2017 Did the Lord Jesus teach his followers to “bind” the powers of darkness? Should the emphasis on spiritual warfare be on prayer-infused power encounters? What exactly does the Bible teach on the nature of spiritual warfare? Well, according to Christian apologist Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason (STR), the Bible has […]
Touch Not My Anointed?
Ever wonder what charismatics mean when they spout the words “Touch not My anointed one!” We know that in the Old Testament God had Samuel anoint David as Israel’s king. But does God still choose certain men for positions of power and then instruct someone to anoint them? Bible study author, speaker and blogger Michelle […]
Why Dr. Michael Brown Has No Credibility
In 2016, Anthony Wade came down hard on Christian apologist Michael Brown for showing a stunning lack of discernment over the years. In light of the company he keeps (see the wolves he associates with here), should we have any confidence in Dr. Brown at all? Should someone who knowingly runs with ravenous wolves be […]
A Move of the Holy Spirit & Christian Emotionalists
Christians who depend on signs and wonders, such as gold dust falling from the ceiling, personal prophecies and other visible signs, are seeking a golden calf of experience over faith says Elizabeth Prata of The End Time. It is Prata’s belief that believers who seek after signs are dishonoring the Holy Spirit and robbing Him […]
Themes (or Challenges) for Reformed Christians in 2018
Blogger, author and book reviewer Tim Challies asks: What themes do you think will be prominent among Reformed people in 2018? In the following blog post, Challies offers his own ideas and addresses his top three, beginning with “Further Defining Complementarianism,” the view that God calls men, not women, to be the leaders in the […]
Michael Brown has been WHITE-washed?
Churchwatch Central (CWC) begins with this statement: “We know that James White would not preach or tolerate a different Jesus, a different gospel or embrace a different spirit” which was followed by a question. But we’re going to ask the same question in a slightly different manner than CWC’s asked it, so here goes: Why in […]
Who’s the founder and leader of the NAR cult?
In a piece over at Churchwatch Central titled “Why Wagner WAS the Leader of the NAR (Part 4): Generals International interview in 2000 reveals the truth” they examine the late C. Peter Wagner’s claim that the NAR has no leader. Back in 2011 I expressed my concern (here) over former governor of Texas Rick Perry’s […]
Identifying New Apostolic Reformation churches in your city
Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error offers 5 tips for identifying NAR churches in your neighborhood. For example, NAR churches often provide links to other NAR websites or advertise their upcoming conferences — but not always. As well “they might share the leaders’ Facebook comments or even invite them to speak at their church. Any church […]
Bethel Church Believes a Different Gospel
Bethel Church’s senior pastor is “Super Apostle” Bill Johnson, which is a big red flag right there. In a recent blog post, Pastor Gabriel Hughes dealt with an exposé on Bethel Church written by journalist Molly Hensley-Clancy. Hughes thought Hensley-Clancy’s piece was excellent “but the story lacks an important consideration, which even reputable media outlets miss […]