In March we linked to Rick Becker’s “8 reasons believers shouldn’t remain in a church” and in April “10 invalid arguments in defense of false teachers.” So now Becker offers his view of the 10 ways to identity false teaching. In #5, False teaching Misinterpret the kingdom of God, he reminds us: Jesus said that His kingdom is […]
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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 […]
The ‘Prophets’ and ‘Apostles’ Leading the Quiet Revolution in American Religion
This article is for informational and research purposes and is not intended as an endorsement of Christianity Today. A Christian movement characterized by multi-level marketing, Pentecostal signs and wonders, and post-millennial optimism. Bob Smietana interviewed authors Brad Christerson and Richard Flory wrote on the rise of “Network Christianity.” As you will see, the New Apostolic […]
The rotten fruit of the NAR
By Marsha West To fully grasp all the reasons the New Apostolic Reformation is such a dangerous movement and why discernment bloggers incessantly warn about this cult I’m going to take an excerpt from a piece I wrote a few years ago entitled “Dominionists are on the move…and they mean business.” I began with a quote from […]
Shedding light on the diabolical NAR empire
To fully understand the New Apostolic Reformation and the reasons it is a dangerous movement, we are posting an article written a few years ago by Herescope (Discernment Research Group) that covers all the bases. Bible believing Christians must take this seriously. Moreover, they must understand the inner workings of this movement for the reason that, […]
NAR “apostles” are as phony as a three-dollar bill
In their blogpost “The Apostles Who Don’t Do Anything,” Cameron Buettel and Jeremiah Johnson of Grace to You team up to answer the question many folks have been asking: Does the Church have modern-day apostles as NAR top dogs purport? And if what they say is true, who determines when God has commissioned someone as an apostle? Buettel […]
Quick Thoughts: What is the “Seven Mountains Mandate”?
Lyndon Unger of Mennoknight, who also blogs for The Cripplegate, has written an excellent piece on the Seven Mountains Mandate (SMM). This is a subject we’ve reported on many times to remind people of the unbiblical nature of this so-called mandate. Still, a large number of professing evangelicals are unaware that SMM is the brainchild of the New Apostolic […]
Gladiator-style takedown of demonic forces…naming names, Part 2
By Marsha West It really doesn’t matter whether or not people believe in angels and demons. And it doesn’t matter if skeptics think those who do are wingnuts. The fact remains that a large number of educated, intelligent people believe in supernatural beings such as angels, demons, spirit guides, fairies, ghosts, poltergeists and whatnot. It’s […]
Reformed Pastor, Francis Chan, to speak at IHOP cult – again!
In 2013 Francis Chan spoke at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) apostasy fest Onething: Until the Fame of Jesus Fills the Earth annual event brought to us by false prophet Mike Bickle. Many well intentioned bloggers alerted Chan to the bizarre goings on at IHOP but, sadly, their warnings went unheeded. In 2014 I […]
NAR’s Faytene Grassechi uses Empowered21 to teach Luke 4 is about…Dominionism!
Our aim at Berean Research is to alert our visitors to the apostate movements that have infiltrated the Church. The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is one such movement and it’s growing in leaps and bounds. In his latest piece, John Lanagan alerts us to Faytene Grassechi and includes a quote of the decidedly unbiblical version of Scripture […]