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What Churches Should Know About YWAM Part 3: ‘Hearing God’s Voice’

Dubious teachings about hearing God’s voice are taught at all YWAM Discipleship Training Schools during their lecture phase, as they are part of the core curriculum.

What’s being missed with the ‘waking’ of Olive at Bethel Church, Redding

Many news sources have already reported on the story out of Bethel Church this week. But I want to point out what has been missed in the ‘waking’ of Olive.

A Bethel Redding School Masquerading as an Assemblies of God Bible Institute?

You’ve probably heard of a single church being taken over by an individual or group from within. But have you ever heard of an entire network of churches within a denomination being taken over?

Update: Is it too late to save this church from NAR?

On Sunday, September 29, the members of Christian Life Center in Santa Cruz, California, passed a vote of “no confidence” in their lead pastor, Jeremy Anderson.

[ More ] September 30th, 2019 | 15 Comments | Posted in Assemblies of God, Assemblies of God USA |

Is it too late to save this church from NAR?

In just five days, on Sunday, September 29, the members of Christian Life Center in Santa Cruz, California, will cast a vote determining the fate of their lead pastor and the future of their church

Behind the music: The baffling views about God held by Bethel Music’s Amanda Lindsey Cook

I was baffled and dismayed by the responses in an interview the Christian Post conducted, in April, with Amanda Lindsey Cook, of Bethel Music.

What churches should know about YWAM Part 2: Partnering with the New Apostolic Reformation

Many people are unaware that YWAM has come under significant influence from a controversial movement known as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). In this post, I show that YWAM has allied itself with NAR leaders and has adopted many of their questionable teachings and practices.

What churches should know about YWAM Part 1: A sketchy theological heritage

This post is the first in a series on the influential Christian missions organization Youth With a Mission (YWAM), with a focus on its relationship to the controversial New Apostolic Reformation movement.

[ More ] May 14th, 2019 | 31 Comments | Posted in Size and Influence of the NAR, YWAM |

Beware the ‘Bright Ones’: Bethel Church’s big-screen debut to hit theaters nationwide on April 22

Behind this seemingly innocuous film lies the dangerous theology of one of the nation’s most controversial churches – Bethel Church in Redding, California.

The ‘Unplanned’ influence of the New Apostolic Reformation on a box office success

On the one hand, I wish everyone would see this film. On the other hand, I also feel the need to give a word of caution.

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