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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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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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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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Pastor’s Toolbox emphasizes big days for a specific purpose

But what is the big purpose? Should we leverage Big Days (Christmas, Easter and Mother’s Day), so that churches can bring a message of the hope we have in Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins and life eternal with Him? Of course we should. After all, a lot of people go/get dragged to church […]

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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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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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Greg Laurie promotes Furtick’s new book

What in the world? As one who has been getting Pastor Furtick’s promotional emails for awhile now, I had a chance to read a sample chapter the pastor is sharing, complete with direct extra-biblical revelations. Apparently Pastor Greg Laurie saw the same chapter I did but has come to a different conclusion. Much to the […]

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Here and there

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:46 — 20.7MB) Today we are covering several news stories that you may or may not have heard. What do we as Christians do to navigate this new reality we find ourselves in?  We keep our eyes focused on the Risen Christ! See the related stories below […]

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When a gift is wisdom and maturation

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:57 — 20.8MB) Today as we continue our discussion on biblical prophecy, we ask our listeners how God speaks through Scripture, and whether the “gift of prophecy” is really the gift of the Holy Spirit, sanctifying us to be able to see Scriptural truths more clearly as […]

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Extra-biblical prophecies: How do we weigh them?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:09 — 21.3MB) We know that Jesus said to watch for the signs of the times and to be ready for His return as conquering King. And while many Christians today shrug off these words Jesus had to say as if it didn’t apply to them, we […]

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Tightening the Screws

Will we remain faithful no matter what the cost? Or seek compromise for the sake of popularity and worldly prosperity?

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The Real Christmas Story

Tomorrow night on what we call Christmas Eve, millions of Americans will flock to churches of differing Christian denominations.  Many will flock there out of a sense of religious obligation—you know, getting the mundane responsibilities out of the way so we can be with family and watch football. Many will fulfill part of their “annual […]

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What's our end of the deal?

It is human nature to take for granted the things we cherish. Whether it is that new car, a brand new big screen television, or our latest technology gadget, the excitement of that new possession grows faint as we become familiar with it. Sadly it is even the same in our personal relationships. The joy […]

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Dangerous Soaking Prayer gains momentum

We’ve been reporting about the dangers of something called “Soaking Prayer.” While it sounds like something Christians can practice safely, it is anything but safe. In fact, the Soaking Prayer practice contains spiritual elements that are not only not found in Scripture, but God’s Word warns us to avoid doing these things. Gaining popularity One […]

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A Response to AOG's Superintendent Wood

 Sadly, it appears that Dr. Wood has done more to validate Mormonism than he has to expose it as a dangerous and extremely deceptive cult.  By his gregarious and unabashed courting of their cooperation on social issues, he has marginalized their heresy and to a great extent elevated them to a degree of equality with […]

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Sid Roth promotes "Soaking Prayer"

We need to warn our listeners/readers about the Contemplative Prayer practice known as the Soaking Prayer. A teacher by the name of Sid Roth has recently released a video featuring his interview of Julie True, a musician who instructs people on how to “soak in God’s presence,” in order to “be still and know that He […]

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Charismatic fire

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:41 — 11.8MB) Many Christians are excited about the move of God happening around the world as more missionaries are spreading the Word of Jesus through the Gospel message. Lives are being changed and spiritually dead souls are being brought to life by the true regenerating power […]

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"Good to go?" Not quite…

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:15 — 12.0MB) We can serve with our gifts, we can teach Sunday school and even host small groups in our homes, and yet still become the false converts Jesus spoke of. Can you imagine serving in your church, living morally and doing all the right things […]

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Where has the passion for doctrine gone?

These days there is a concerning trend for pastors to scold those of you who care about contending for the faith once delivered to the saints, almost as though you are being a “Pharisee” for daring to love the Scriptures that were breathed out by the Holy Spirit. Or, popular pastors will hold up the […]

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How to tell if you are in the throes of Transformation

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:16 — 12.0MB) You’ve perhaps heard that movie line, “You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.” It comes from the fictional character Inigo Montoya from the 1987 comedy film The Princess Bride. Well, the term, “Spiritual Transformation” is […]

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