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The “Bethel Board”-Encounter God With This New Game! (No, it’s NOT a Ouija Board, You Religious Pharisee)

Is there a link between Bethel Church in Redding CA and occultism as some discernment ministries have been reporting (here)? Steven Kozar of Messed Up Church presents the shocking evidence that the claims made by discerners are indeed true. Here’s Kozar’s report:   We all know how important it is to have massive encounters with God, […]

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It’s Christmas! “Harry Potter” Visits “The Shack”

Who are we going to allow to define God, New Ager Wm. Paul Young and promoter of witchcraft J.K Rowling…or the Lord Jesus Christ? Following is Pastor Larry DeBruyn’s response in a piece he penned for Herescope: Looks like the concept of “god” in the book and movie The Shack is spreading. Fiction and fantasy have merged. […]

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What You Need to Tell Your Local Public School Officials About Children and Mindfulness Meditation

In a piece we posted by Pam Frost titled  The Interface of Medieval Mysticism and Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation we wrote in the intro: What is the goal of mysticism? According to [Pam] Frost, “the goal is ‘to alter one’s perception of reality, redefining the self, the world, and the Divine according to mystical intuitions of Universal […]

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Season of the Witch

I’m adding this piece by Michelle Goldberg to Berean Research’s ever growing list of White Paper articles on Occult – Sorcery. According to Goldberg, people’s interest in organized religion is waning while occultism, i.e. witchcraft and astrology, is becoming normalized, especially among millennials. What she finds interesting is that more and more people are using […]

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More students, young Americans turn to paganism

The following blog post is a response to Kari Paul’s “Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology” (here).  In his piece, John Paul Ferguson specifically addresses the move away from traditional religion to an interest in paganism on college campuses. According to Ferguson “a number of universities around the country have officially recognized […]

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Should Christians Participate in Halloween? 7 Scriptures to Consider

Is it appropriate for evangelicals to celebrate Halloween? Some say “absolutely not” while others say “what’s the big deal anyway?” Bible study author, speaker and blogger Michelle Lesley goes right to the scriptures to help Bible believing Christians make their decision: Since there is no specific Bible verse that says, “Thou shalt/shalt not participate in Halloween and […]

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Getting wasted with the Holy Spirit at Bethel Redding

In part 2 of a series Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error penned on Bethel Redding’s Firestarters course, we were alerted to Bethel Church’s attempt to draw people into the world of the occult by teaching participants how to “burn with passion for God.” In this installment Pivec reveals that students were taught to imagine themselves holding a huge bottle […]

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Purpose Driven dismantling of Christianity

Posted below is part 3 of a series I wrote for RenewAmerica in 2011.  In it I revealed that religious syncretism (a blending of many different belief systems) had virtually reshaped the visible Church.  I wasn’t alone in pointing out this fact.  There were many others in the online apologetics and discernment ministries who were sounding […]

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Desperate liberals resort to witchcraft to ‘bind’ President Trump

The headline “I put a spell on you, Mr. President” recently appeared in the Los Angeles Times. The story by novelist Diana Wagman was deemed newsworthy enough for the Time’s Op-Ed page. In her piece, Wagman reveals that she, along with other no-trumpers around the world, have put a “binding spell” on Donald Trump. Wagman’s happy […]

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