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Bill Johnson, IHOP, and the ‘Passion Translation’

The New Apostolic Reformation's most influential leaders continue to quote from the "Passion Translation"--despite the fact that this translation is no translation at all.

Bill Johnson and Mike Bickle’s mutual admiration society

Anyone who has studied the New Apostolic Reformation knows how difficult it is to pin down.

Protect your church from the NAR: adopt a position paper

I was contacted by the pastor of a church, requesting help with drafting a position paper against the New Apostolic Reformation. This church, like so many others, had experienced disunity and decline due to the introduction of NAR teachings.

End-time apostle and prophet, Lou Engle–The new Billy Graham?

Lou Engle, founder of The Call and a leader in the New Apostolic Reformation, has been making an audacious claim to audiences in large stadiums and churches across America: that the “mantle” of the aged Billy Graham is about to fall on him and his followers.

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing–A Must-Listen-to Sermon

Dr. Kevin Lewis–a professor of theology and law at Biola University in Southern California–gave a theologically deep, hard-hitting message last Sunday at Bethel Church in Fairbanks, Alaska.

NAR pioneer and chief theologian C. Peter Wagner dies

C. Peter Wagner, one of the most influential leaders in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), died Friday at age 86. Many people who are part of the global NAR movement have been deeply influenced by Wagner without knowing it.

Prophetic words and taking God’s name in vain

When most people think of “taking the Lord’s name in vain,” they usually think this refers to saying God’s name in profanity. That’s a start, but there’s actually another way people are in danger of taking God’s name in vain (which basically means to treat his name lightly). They do this by claiming God told them to say something he didn’t actually say.

[ More ] October 16th, 2016 | 7 Comments | Posted in Mike Bickle, Prophecy/ Prophesying, Testing Prophecies |

The Error of ‘King James Only’

I often receive comments on my blog written by people claiming that the King James Bible is the only translation people should read and that all other translations are untrustworthy. I disagree with this view strongly.

[ More ] September 30th, 2016 | 13 Comments | Posted in Developing Discernment, Miscellaneous |

ReThink Apologetics Conferences teach Christian youth to think clearly

If you live near Southern California and you have a junior high, high school or college-aged student, I urge you to take them to Stand to Reason’s “ReThink Apologetics Student Conference,” tonight and tomorrow in Costa Mesa, California.

[ More ] September 23rd, 2016 | 3 Comments | Posted in Apologetics, Developing Discernment, Miscellaneous |

The danger of the live simulcast

You might have noticed a growing trend. More churches are hosting live simulcasts, featuring big-name Christian speakers, like one coming up Wednesday, called The Gathering 2016. There are a lot of reasons why they’re popular, which I’ll address below. But despite the popularity of the simulcast, churches need to be aware of a particular danger before they decide to host one of these events.

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