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The lost art of discernment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:12 — 23.0MB) 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 […]

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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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:34 — 20.7MB) 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 […]

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Times of grief

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:56 — 20.8MB) 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 […]

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:32 — 20.2MB) 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. […]

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The marks of a cult

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:52 — 20.0MB) 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 […]

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New book releasing soon

“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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Rainn Wilson at Catalyst 2013

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:21 — 10.4MB) 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 […]

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New Age

New Age: Get ready for what’s coming

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:35 — 11.6MB) 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 […]

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Dark Red Moon Rose

They loved the darkness

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:36 — 12.0MB) Today’s news headlines can easily leave Christ Followers with a sense of despair and shock over just how dark our world is becoming by the day. Amid the headlines of wars and rumors of wars in the middle east, we’ve got Christian organizations using […]

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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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"Without Attribution:" Christian preacher copies New Age guru?

“What’s new, Sarah?” I asked tomorrow’s program guest, Herescope’s Sarah Leslie, as we prepared to chat about the latest research she and her team have been working on.    Turns out that quite by accident, the crew recently stumbled onto an incredible discovery. I’ll let writer Gaylene Goodroad tell the story in her article, Without Attribution: Purloining […]

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Stop trying to make Spiritual Formation happen

I’ve been thinking about words lately. Words that we use in the visible no longer mean what they used to mean. Terms like Baptist, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Presbyterian and especially Evangelical have changed. Today, words like Missional, Transformational or Spiritual Formation are now the new cool trending words in the majority of churches these days. I’m […]

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