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Once you head down that path…

In this first segment we’re going to cover a couple of news stories: In the wake of last night’s United We Stand concert featuring New Age mystic Roma Downey and 33 popular Christian bands, more news from the contemporary Christian music industry:  The co-founder of Newsboys has written an article boasting about his atheism and […]

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Rob Bell promotes “Mother God” and “apophatic meditation” in new “Liturgists” show

In addition to (or perhaps because of) his new The Rob Bell Show on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel, Rob Bell has been busy with his ZIMZUM of Love book promotions and now his new The Liturgists program, a podcast he has quietly launched with a dozen or so other theological partners who “do not actively […]

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United: What’s the big deal?

We all want to share the light of Christ in a dark world. But these days, is there a line you draw when deciding whom you partner with to do it? And if so, where is it? We’d all like pastors and Christian conference speakers to be discerning about partnerships and venues. What about Christian […]

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New Age pandemic in the Church

Profanity, pornography, filthy programs on TV and on movie screens are occurrences we live with on a daily basis.  Most of us find it vulgar and offensive.  Our children are watching.  We want Hollywood to stop polluting our culture. On the other hand, the New Age movement (NAM) with its Eastern-influenced moral relativistic metaphysical thought […]

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The lost art of discernment

Many people ask us, “why do you need to warn people about these false teachers? What if you just focused on what you are for, and just on Jesus?” But Jesus told us to discern, and the Bible also says we need to be aware of the schemes of the enemy. Today we’re talking about […]

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Rob Bell gets his “OWN” TV show Dec. 21

OWN television has just announced the premiere of its new series titled, The Rob Bell Show. The same Rob Bell who challenges the truth of the Bible and continues to influence millions of fans around the world (having just returned from a national tour with New Agers Deepak Chopra and Oprah), despite his fall from […]

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Changing “Jesus Calling”—Damage Control for a False Christ

There has been an interesting – and concerning – development these past few months about the wildly popular Jesus Calling book by Sarah Young: The new 10th Anniversary Edition just published has been stripped and edited to remove or alter those pesky New Age elements, the alarming statements made by the author’s “Jesus.” and the […]

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Essential Oils: Is there a line some are crossing?

We are having a fascinating conversation on our Facebook Page about Christians and Essential Oils. You don’t have to be a Facebook user or have an account to view the conversation (click on image) here: There is nothing wrong with using essential oils or alternative herbal treatments for physical maladies. Nothing. But when you see […]

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Letter about Meridian Energy Therapies: When does natural healing cross the line?

. I received this letter today from a woman asking about natural healing, and a practice her pastor uses called Meridian Energy Therapies: . Dear Stand Up For The Truth, I’m looking for biblical answers to a complicated topic. My question is, when does natural healing cross the line?  My pastor and his wife are both […]

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“Holy” Yoga in my church?

We recently received a letter from a listener in Pennsylvania who raised concerns with church leaders who have embraced “holy yoga” in their church. He suffered what usually happens to many of us when we compare a practice method or teaching to Scripture, and then challenge church leadership: He was ostracized and called a Pharisee: […]

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Thomas Nelson Publishers creatively edit “Jesus Calling”

The eagle eye team over at Lighthouse Trails Research Blog notes that something is different about “Jesus Calling,” the controversial book by Sarah Young in which she claims to be channeling our Lord, and He is speaking new words of truth. In fact, she said she was inspired by God Calling, a New Age book. […]

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Cross & Clouds

A Look Back–A Look Ahead

Thursday on Stand Up For the Truth we take a look back at 2013 and forward to 2014, asking you to chime in on what you saw take place in 2013 that either encouraged or discouraged you—and what your major concerns are as we head into the new year. Was it the growth of Chrislam? […]

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Times of grief

In our third segment we are going to share some of your comments about yesterday’s interview we did with Warren B. Smith about his new book, “Another Jesus Calling.” If you missed that interview, Warren compared what the “Jesus” of Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling tells her to write down, and what the Jesus, Savior of […]

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Which "Jesus" is calling? An interview with Warren Smith

Today we are asking:  Can going into a meditative silence help us actually hear the voice of Jesus? Many people are attempting to hear the voice of our Savior speaking to them, thanks to a wildly popular book franchise you probably have heard of. The “Jesus Calling” book was written nearly a decade ago by […]

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The marks of a cult

In light of the new direction the Emergent Church is taking, we’re covering an article later this program from Fighting For The Faith: A New 95 Theses: Challenging The Excesses of American Evangelicalism. First, if you were an evangelical or denominational power-leader and you had one shot at speaking to a group of cult members […]

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“Another Jesus” Calling: New Book by Warren B. Smith

Can we trust our emotions and experiences to give us the 100-percent accurate truth?  Many people are turning to their own experiences over the real Truth that God promises can be found in the Scriptures.  “They’d rather feel a presence than know God through His Word,” says Warren Smith, a frequent guest on Stand Up […]

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Sid Roth promotes Soaking Prayer tutorial on WND

What in the world is a mystical, contemplative prayer video STILL doing on this site, in spite of personal and public pleas to remove this dangerous practice? 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 […]

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Catalyst and Rainn Wilson: Why?

When Catalyst, the largest Emergent Church leaderhip builder, invites a well-known actor who is a Baha’i cult believer as someone for young leaders to emulate and follow, we have to ask, Why? Young millennials who love Wilson’s Dwight Schrute character on The Office can now find Wilson as a regular contributor and part of Oprah […]

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Special edition: Live Panel

The bible is one-third prophecy and has a lot to say to us about the conflict in the Middle East, the global geopolitical landscape, the world economy, and the New Spirituality changing the visible church.  Today we are broadcasting live from this year’s Great Lakes Prophecy Conference at Calvary Chapel of Appleton. (The event is […]

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New Age: Get ready for what’s coming

One of the biggest movements threatening the truth of God’s Word is the New Age, a mystical paradigm that has many different threads. It has permeated the majority of mainline denominations. It is experiential, it is extra-biblical, and it has changed the face of the visible church dramatically.  We’ve been able to report on a […]

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