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Brain Stopper No. 5: Bill Johnson’s Book Ban

One brain stopper, I call the "Book Ban," is employed by Bill Johnson--senior pastor and NAR apostle over Bethel Church in Redding, California. Johnson tells his readers not to read books that are critical of teachings he promotes. He does this in his popular book When Heaven Invades Earth: A Practical Guide to a Life of Miracles.

The Deflection Tactic

I regularly receive comments from my readers–some who strongly disagree with me. One comment I received earlier this week came from “Pam,” a follower of Brian Simmons–a NAR leader who has undertaken his own NAR translation of the Bible, called the Passion Translation.

Reader Mail: The NAR’s (Mis)use of Luke 9:49-50

I received a great question this week. A reader wanted to know my thoughts about the frequent NAR usage of Luke 9:49-50 to silence NAR critics.

[ More ] April 28th, 2015 | 2 Comments | Posted in Brain Stoppers, Twisted Scriptures |

12 resurrections? Show me the evidence

I’ve written before about the Dead Raising Team–a NAR organization, led by Tyler Johnson, that trains people to go to funeral homes, morgues, and family homes where bodies are being kept and raise the dead by offering “prayers of resurrection.” The teams claim to have seen 12 resurrections to date, as a result of their prayers.

Show Me the Evidence

Yesterday, in preparation for homeschooling my daughter, I ran across a gem of truth–a truth that each person must learn if they want to be able to distinguish reality from baloney.

[ More ] July 24th, 2014 | 7 Comments | Posted in Developing Discernment, Logical Fallacies |

Passionately Wrong

A serious error is being made by many people who are part of the New Apostolic Reformation movement.

Naming Names

One of the criticisms I hear most is that it is wrong for me to “name names” of people who promote false teaching unless I first go to those teachers in private to address my concerns with them. But is this what the Bible really teaches?

Helping Someone Exit the NAR Movement

People often ask me for advice to help a friend or family member see the errors of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. Unfortunately, I don’t have a silver bullet. But I do have five strategies I find helpful.

Why People Leave the NAR Movement

My last post gave reasons why people join the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. Now I list some reasons people leave the NAR movement. Here are the top four reasons I have identified, based on my conversations with former NAR followers.

[ More ] March 9th, 2013 | 14 Comments | Posted in Brain Stoppers, Control Tactics, Miscellaneous |

The NAR’s Nasty Names: The Top 5

These are the Top 5 nasty names used against critics of the New Apostolic Reformation movement.

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