Category Archives: discernment

“I can’t find a solid church”

I recently received an email that has become a common heart cry for those hungry sheep who are not being fed a solid diet of pure milk and meat of Scripture: “I am finding it difficult to find a congregation … Continue reading

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“My church practices the ‘Sinner’s Prayer'”

Several readers have asked us, “What should I do if I am attending a church that practices the Sinner’s Prayer?” If you’ve ever been to an evangelical church service or ministry outreach, you know the drill: Head down, no looking … Continue reading

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Leaving the NAR Church: Elaine’s story

“We operated in automatic writing and speaking, and spoke in tongues without interpretation. The pastor also would take the teenagers on “treasure hunts”. They would pray, receive “clues” in visions and other ways “the spirit” would tell them, then go … Continue reading

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The felt-needs gospel is no Gospel at all

Have you ever fallen for a feel-good gospel that ministers to your ache for feeling special, or longing for admiration from a god who dances over you and thinks you’re the apple of his eye? What about sermon messages or … Continue reading

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Eugene Peterson’s error isn’t about gay weddings

Stop the presses: Another progressive Christian pastor is “gay affirming.” Well, it’s not exactly surprising that “The Message” author and retired pastor Eugene Peterson would announce that he has changed his mind on homosexual marriage and would perform a “gay … Continue reading

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Leaving the NAR Church: Lizzy’s story (Part 2)

“We were about to encounter the greatest exposure to what we know now as the New Apostolic Reformation. This church had a female as the Senior Pastor , and she quoted Bill Johnson more than Scripture.  I had observed how … Continue reading

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Sufficiency of Scripture

Did you know that the Bible is all we need to equip us for a life of faith and service? It’s true! And in fact the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture is a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith. … Continue reading

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Leaving the NAR Church: Aimee’s story

“I had been largely sheltered from false teachings for most of my life. That all changed in 2011 when I met a guy who told me about this great church he was attending, and invited me to go with him.” … Continue reading

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The Progressive Disease of Spiritual Deception in Our Time

Those who once stood firm on the solid foundation of biblical doctrine have gone soft. So soft, in fact, that one can hardly differentiate between the so-called born-again Christ followers and the carnal world. Jesus is not surprised at all, … Continue reading

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Should I listen to haters who hate The Shack?

Why in the world would Christians ruin a perfectly great movie with their criticisms and negativity? Finally there is a film about forgiveness that helps people think in an out-of-the-box way about God, so why can’t they just leave well … Continue reading

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