Pastor Gabriel Hughes responds to a piece Dr. Michael Brown wrote on the recent death of Muslim turned Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi. “Heaven was hardly mentioned in Dr. Brown’s article,” Hughes noted. Not surprisingly a call to repentance by Brown wasn’t given at all. His message was basically, ‘Most people won’t be physically healed, and […]
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Is it Always God’s Will to Heal?
In this piece over at Equip The Saint, Costi Hinn, nephew of notorious faith healer Benny Hinn, presents six clear truths that explain God’s will in regards to healing. For those who haven’t heard Costi’s story, in a nutshell the Lord delivered him out of a counterfeit Christian movement known as Word of Faith (sometimes referred to […]
Pastors, don’t be a jerk. Be a shepherd.
Boyce College professor Denny Burk has a word of advice for pastors: A wise and courageous pastor will always remember the wisdom of Solomon when exhorting his people: “There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing” (Prov.12:18). A good pastor is not going […]
Leaving the NAR Church: Marissa’s story
“He prayed over her, and my little girl truly believed God had healed her. I will never forget her face. She thought she was healed.” Unfortunately, Marissa’s little girl was NOT healed. She became another victim of the countless “healing” events that take place all over the world under the banner of the New Apostolic […]
Leaving the NAR Church: Andrew’s Story
The pastor stopped in the middle of a sermon and said, “God is telling someone here that if you don’t stop doing that thing, He’s going to kill you.” Imagine how everyone must have felt that day – “Is it me?” Andrew was submerged and drowning in every kind of N.A.R. practice one can imagine, […]
What Is Discernment?
Sinclair Ferguson of Ligonier Ministries reminds us, “the only worthwhile discernment we possess is that which we receive in union with Christ, by the Spirit, through God’s Word.” How does discernment affect the way we live? Ferguson suggests four ways. Discover what those four ways are so that if you are in bondage to an unbiblical way […]
An Analysis of Celebrate Recovery Addictions Program
Eric Davis of The Cripplegate analyzes the popular packaged addiction program, Celebrate Recovery (CR) that many churches have adopted. The program, created by John Baker and Rick Warren, is supposedly based on biblical principles. In his review, Davis informs us that “CR is founded on eight principles taken from the Beatitudes and has similarities to the […]
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 […]