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Is Your Church and You a “Right Fit”?

The Bible teaches us that Christian fellowship is crucial to our lives as believers.  In this “market/consumer driven” era in which we live church hopping has become the norm as a growing number of professing Christians seek comfort over growth.  We would rather have a church that fits our lifestyle than be in a fellowship […]

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Uniting Religions for Global Change?

Did you know that “Mother Earth” is just waiting for us to hear that we love her, and give her a prayer of gratitude?  In fact, you might consider performing your own water ritual – privately of course – that will bring you closer to Mother Earth than ever before.  Good grief, that sounds like […]

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The Battle is Over — But Just Beginning

There is some irony in the fact that the controversy over Religious Freedom Laws in the United States has blown up during the week when we as Christians remember and celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ—God in the flesh who bore the wrath of God against sin, so that we might be […]

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Some Important Questions To Ask About "Discernment Ministries"

Contending and defending

  How do you, and how do we, share the truth about what’s been happening in the modern church in a way that glorifies God? It’s a fine line we all need to walk every day. Today we’re going to talk about the discernment landscape out there, and share our philosophy about why we contend […]

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Blocked from @Rick Warren on Twitter

Last night I saw a Facebook post about something that Pastor Rick Warren had tweeted. I haven’t looked at the pastor’s tweets in a while, so I clicked on the link, and found this: Curious indeed. I don’t interact with @Rick Warren, and the last time I posted anything with his name on it would […]

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Four children beheaded by ISIS for not denying Christ

Four boys in Iraq were slaughtered by ISIS this week, after refusing to deny Jesus Christ and join Islam:   Post by Stand Up For The Truth. Related articles Is God preparing the World for the Return of Jesus Christ? Convert or die? Why did Jesus come? Here are 20 reasons Inside the Muslim Brotherhood: […]

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National Homosexual Activist Organization Targets Christians in Latest Campaign

By Garrett Haley MISSISSIPPI – A homosexual activist organization whose co-founder was recently jailed for sex abuse charges has launched an aggressive campaign to convert Christians to the same-sex ‘marriage’ cause. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) describes itself as a “civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.” With […]

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Back to the basics: a conversation about the Emergent Church

Four years ago we began covering the Emergent Church movement. And then back in 2011, several popular pastors made an  astounding statement on their blogs: The emergent church movement is over. Dead.  If the Emergent Movement is “so yesterday,” why are more and more churches climbing on board the neo-emergent bus?  Why are youth-targeted conferences […]

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Leaving churches: The rise of the “Dones”

Researchers from organizations like Pew Forum and Barna Research have come up with all sorts of names for our behavior and practices. We’ve heard of the “unchurched,” the “De-Churched,” and this past year we’ve heard the term, “the Nones,” the number of Americans who do not identify with any religion. Well now there’s a new […]

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Scoffers in the modern church

Today we’re talking about about how to stand firm on God’s Word as truth, as a growing number of churches continually teach otherwise. Many times it’s leadership who tells you to stop contending in the name of “love.” Plus we’re seeing a blending of Christianity and the blackness of our culture. It’s a slippery slide… […]

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The price of contending

Often believers are told they are intolerant, unloving and narrow-minded for not going with the flow of an ever-changing culture. Many Bible believing Christians are dismayed by the way they are being rejected by not just the world, but their friends, family members and even those in their church for standing firm on God’s Word […]

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Jude, Peter, and why watchmen can’t be ignored

Simon and Jude martyred; ms. circa 1455. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Did you know that Jude is the only book given entirely to the great apostasy?  The Book of Jude is only one chapter with 24 verses. It may be the shortest book of the Bible, but it is very important. The very first verse identifies […]

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National Cathedral to Host First Muslim Prayer

Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time on Friday. Planners say they hope Friday’s service at the historic cathedral will foster more understanding and acceptance between Christians and Muslims around the world. The prominent Episcopal cathedral often hosts national events, such as presidential funerals, and has hosted Muslims at […]

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Discerning error isn’t popular

If only we could “just focus on the positive.” But Jesus commands us to be on guard, looking behind the curtain to see what the enemy is up to: “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (2 Corinthians 2:11) How do we tell the difference between […]

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Bethel Church’s “Apostle” Bill Johnson: A Comedy of Errors, Part 1

  Bill Johnson is no stranger to controversy. For one thing, he claims to be an apostle, as in the unique position held by the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ.  He was given this high honor by C. Peter Wagner who holds many titles himself, including president of Global Harvest Ministries, chancellor of Wagner Leadership […]

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Has our post-modern culture created cults?

  We’ve documented just a few of the heartbreaking headlines and personal letters we’ve received about what happens to Christian sheep who don’t fit the “Mission and Values” of a new church paradigm. It’s a very sensitive subject, and anytime we broach the subject of alleged church abuse we want to do it with humility […]

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“I’m sorry this has hurt you.” Gungor pulls out of Power of One

Bob Lenz, president of Life Promotions has announced that artist Michael Gungor has pulled out of the event, Power of One, a Christian youth training event in which the band Gungor was scheduled to perform October 8. Here is an excerpt from the statement posted on the Power of One site: I received word from […]

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Hate and need

As things in the Gaza Strip heat up, several things are clear: The hatred for Israel is driving this nearly 4-week war The need for a Savior in Christ has never been more evident Time is short Today we’re talking with our special guest Elijah Abraham about Islam, Hamas and why we’d better be paying […]

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Heartbreak and Hope

As we see the ways of men being lifted up in their churches and God being diminished, our tendency as contenders for the faith is to be angry and forget that some of these celebrities were once serving God mightily. But the great deception many have now drifted into can also attract any one of […]

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Is the Church Listing to the Left?

As the Body of Christ, do we understand the immediate and dire situation that the remnant faces in the church? Are we listening to the classical stringed quartet playing soothing lullabies on the promenade deck, while the ship is listing to the left? Or are we urging our brothers and sisters off the ship and […]

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