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What about IHOP?

We’re getting a few questions about IHOP, or International House of Prayer. As we begin to research and report, we always encourage you to go to the Word of God and prayer to increase your discernment over issues as they arise.  There are some concerns over the IHOP organization. Here is what www.GotQuestions.org reports: Question: […]

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How much faith?

At some point in our lives, we ask the question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” It is the age-old question. How much faith do we need? In the book of Job, the Bible tells us that Job never lost his faith in God, even under the most heartbreaking circumstances that tested him […]

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False prophets and teachers: Here come more wolves

Warning: Those rumors and false signs and wonders of Jesus’ return that He warned us about? Yes, they are indeed happening. David E. Taylor, a Tennessee Latter Rain  preacher whose ministry is growing by leaps and bounds, took a video of a “face of God” that he saw in the clouds in Canada, and now […]

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Are you taking charge of your faith?

Today we want to encourage and inspire you to look at the words of His own heart and make them your own. How exactly can we do that? Our special guest Dave Wager is here with some great ways to Trickle Charge your prayers, and keep your minds on things above. Dave Wager is the  […]

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Where have all the "real" men gone?

The world tells us a real man doesn’t cry. That they don’t complain, get sick or give in. But every Christian man should ask this question: “What makes me a man?” More importantly, “what makes me a man after God’s own heart?” What are those traits that God Himself tells us makes a man, vs. […]

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Spiritual Formation: A deceptive path

What is the difference between the spiritual transformation that happens through the Holy Spirit by walking with and abiding in Jesus, and the Spiritual Formation movement That has been sweeping through our churches these past few years? It’s a HUGE difference, according to our special guest, researcher and author Ray Yungen. In fact, you’re going […]

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The beautiful side of evil: Johanna Michaelsen’s warning

She always seemed to have magical spiritual gifts, but Johanna Michaelsen was deceived by very dark forces when she was just a little girl. Even after she dedicated her life to the Lord, the occult had a strong grip on her soul. Johanna’s “fellowship” with demons brought her indescribable depression and despair. For many years […]

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Judging, exposing error, naming names: Is it right?

Here is an interesting article I found over at a site called Dial The Truth Ministries. The writer says there are many faithful Christians who believe that it is wrong to expose error and to name names. That people who stand on God’s Word and defend it are being unloving and unkind. What does the […]

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Evangelicals embrace Replacement Theology

Replacement theology and their theologians have formed a merger with Palestinian Christians who are dead set on promoting an anti-Israel perspective in evangelical churches. Several Christian leaders such as Lynne Hybels, wife of mega church leader, Bill Hybels (Willow Creek Church) and editor of Sojourners, Tony Campolo and others appear on the docket at the […]

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“Contextualization” of the Gospel – A Free-Falling Catastrophe

A great article on the dangers of contextualization from Lighthouse Trails Research: November 5th, 2011 |  By Roger Oakland You may not have heard the term before, but contextual theology is a prominent message from the emerging church. In his book, Models of Contextual Theology(1992), Stephen B. Bevans defines contextual theology as: …a way of doing […]

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Explosive church growth: God doing a "new thing?"

Is all growth of God? The seeker-driven model claims that there are four major movements of God in the world today.  Does God give pastors a revelation –a new vision– about how to grow their church with astounding numbers? It is biblical and good to reach out to those who are lost and need Jesus. […]

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A missive against false teachers

Reposting from Ken Silva’s blog today. It captures how we as the Church are veering away from the Truth of God’s Word. We need to be reminded about what Jesus said would happen to us as we get closer to His return in these last days: Just as in times past there were false prophets […]

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The Sola Sisters: From New Age to Born Again

New Age thinking has permeated our culture from the movies we watch to the advertising we see to the lessons our children hear in classrooms all the way up through college. Sadly, many of those teachings are creeping from the world into what is supposed to be set apart and holy–the church. Today you are […]

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Rick Warren to Host Dr. Oz, Health Experts in Daniel Plan Rally

A rally to get more people to lose weight. Wouldn’t it be great if the rally was for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Here’s a quote from Dr. Oz, who is one of the health experts that Saddleback brought in: “New research from Northwestern University suggests if people spend too much time at church […]

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"The Church of Jezebel" author blasts televangelists

A new book titled, The Church of Jezebel, Hijacking the Gospel, is stirring up some buzz among televangelists who preach Word Faith, even though the book itself is fiction and does not mention any particular leaders or churches. The Christian thriller is a new novel by Derik Girdwood, who says that his book is based on […]

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Jim Wallis: Another Hijacker of Evangelicalism

If you’ve not seen the latest news about Sojourner’s Jim Wallis, or need some background on who he is and what he stands for, please read this newsletter article by Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries (www.olivetreeviews.org). You might also want to visit her site and sign up for her free newsletter to get these […]

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A New Age primer for Christians

As some have suggested, the Emergent Church Movement is not what it was five or ten years ago, and in fact is evolving into a new era of new Age spirituality and philosophies. Although many churches are now embracing practices such as contemplative prayer, labyrinths and other mystical teachings, both Christians and non-Christians are finding […]

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Rick Warren Recommends Pagan Mantra "Technique"For Christians

We talked about this today, and Christine Pack from the Sola Sisters put together the now famous Centering Prayer Tweet and why this technique is dangerous and not Christian: Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life and pastor of Saddleback church in California, made a tweet today recommending a pagan mantra “technique” for Christians […]

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Is Rick Warren On a Slippery Path?

In Galatians 1:6, Paul says:  “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—which is really no gospel at all!  Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. Is […]

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Small groups. You can call them home groups, fellowship groups, connect groups or whatever terminology best fits. There are a lot of excellent reasons to be engaged in a small group within your local church, and if you are not involved in one, you may be missing out on some of the sweetest opportunities not […]

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