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The 2nd Coming of the “Presence”

Here is Part 5 of Sarah Leslie’s excellent series on IHOP’s scary “Presence” doctrine. Be sure to click the research links at the bottom of this article for additional information: The PASSION of the PRESENCE & the Purpose of the Passion  By Sarah Leslie, Herescope We’ll have the power to raise people from the dead, […]

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World Vision, Christian organization? Part II

I wrote about the controversy swirling around the so-called Christian organization World Vision here.  For those who are unaware of what occurred on March 24, WV announced that they had plans to hire “married” homosexuals. The backlash was fast and furious. Christian leaders, Roman Catholics, the pro-family movement and others in the faith community made […]

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Traditional, Transitional, Transformational – The Slow Suicide of Many Churches

It’s the way it works. Every church that has decided to follow Peter Drucker‘s business model, Bill Hybels’ Willow Creek model, Rick Warren’s Purpose-Driven model - all under the term “Seeker-Friendly”. It begins slow, and continues steadily. The people in these churches are like the frog in a pot of slowly boiling water – never being told […]

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Sad confession and an announcement from Calvary Church Ft. Lauderdale

The founder of the Calvary Church at Ft. Lauderdale, Senior Pastor Bob Coy, resigned yesterday, after confessing to adultery, church leaders announced at a special meeting to their 20,000 congregants. From the Calvary website: Bob Coy resigned as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, effective immediately, after confessing to a moral failing in his […]

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Mouth wide shut

On not speaking Jesus’ name: This is what we’ve come to

Washington-based humanist group has petitioned the federal court to find county commissioners in Maryland in contempt and fine them $10,000 per prayer for continuing to allow prayers in Jesus’ name despite a court order. And the county commissioner believes this just isn’t right. And it isn’t.  She is willing to go to jail over this […]

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Are we under the tithe?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:03 — 20.8MB) One of the questions that frequently comes up is on the issue of tithing. In the Old Testament, God’s children were instructed to give a tithe – meaning a tenth – to the temple. Ten percent of their crops, spices, money, etc. Today many […]

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IHOP’s Scary “Presence” doctrine: Part 4

Want to get blessings? Double the blessings?  100 fold?  You can get them, but you have to work for them – according to Pastor Mike Bickle over at IHOP. He says the real power is in the last 2%. It all depends on where you aim. (I can practically hear the collective, “HUH???)  If you […]

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Franklin Graham: World Vision doesn’t believe in the Bible

Franklin Graham stands up and issues a scathing rebuke in response to this story: World Vision: Why We’re Hiring Gay Christians in Same-Sex Marriages.  Click on the link below to read more: Post by Stand Up For The Truth.

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Sin is at the heart of what is wrong in your life

No one has any right to believe that he is indeed a Christian unless he is humbly seeking to obey the teachings of the One whom he calls Lord. Christ once asked a question that can have no satisfying answer, “Why do you call me, `Lord, Lord,’  and do not do what I say?” –A. […]

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It all comes together

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 20.9MB) Today as we look at news headlines and the dismal way the visible church is falling away, we all know what Jesus said about the time clock. Even those who don’t know Christ as their Lord and Savior are aware that the world just […]

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Did Mark Driscoll Repent?

A lot of buzz around this week’s Open Letter from Mark Driscoll to his Mars Hill Church congregation. He apologized vaguely for some behaviors, and specifically for using an underhanded marketing ploy to cheat on books sales and buy his way (with his congregants’ tithes and offerings) to the New York Best Seller list. Here […]

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:08 — 21.7MB) Why do Christians have a hard time confessing and repenting these days? It seems more and more Christians -even leaders – have a hard time saying, “I’m sorry,” and making it right. It’s one of many topics that we want to cover today by […]

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IHOP’s scary Bridal “Presence” doctrine: Part III

This is the third in a series of research articles via Herescope’s Sarah Leslie and her team at Discernment Research Group  on the strange “presence” teachings of Pastor Mike Bickle at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City. Be sure to check out Part I, and Part II. Bridal Eschatology By Sarah Leslie […]

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Denominations and the winds of change

As more denominations find themselves on the brink of decision, many attendees are watching to see which way the wind will blow their leaders: Will it be the winds of change and compromise? Or will it be the steadfast commitment to staying the course and preaching the whole truth, sans the man-made trends that are […]

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The Dan Barker Interview: Mike’s Thoughts

It was a robust but respectful discussion on air with Dan Barker for the Freedom From Religion Foundation this morning.  If you missed it and would like to hear it, click here.) I wanted to share my initial thoughts in hopes we can learn from the discussion: First, notice how Mr. Barker came out swinging calling […]

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Faith, prayer and persecution

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:59 — 20.8MB) What does true faith look look like? is true faith believing that God will answer my prayers the way I want, or is true faith trusting in Him no matter what His answer to my prayer is? We are covering several news updates today […]

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Jesus and the “I Am” declarations

What does Jesus say about Himself? Does He make any claims to be God?  Check out these definitive statements: John.8:24 “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am (He), you will die in your sins.” John 6:51:”I am the living bread which came down from […]

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“Son of God” is NOT about the Son of God.

Did you spend your money on the Son of God film? Writer Sunny Shell over at Abandoned to Christ gives a blow-by-blow account of the biblical discrepancies that should inspire you to stay home and read the Book instead: Movie Review: ‘Son of God’ Is Most Certainly Not The Son of God By Sunny Shell […]

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Feeling those birthpangs yet?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:53 — 20.4MB) In case you’ve been too busy shoveling snow to notice, the earth we live in is undergoing a radical transition. Whether you call it birth pangs or turbulence or some other metaphor,  we’re going to show you today some shocking facts and reports on […]

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WHY TRUTH MATTERS: Your Worldview Affects Everything

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:19 — 21.0MB) Enemies of truth can make up stuff about the Bible, write their books attempting to debunk Scripture, and create their own documentaries with lies and fabrications, but it won’t change the fact that God’s Word is eternal. Does truth depend on where we were […]

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