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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.

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.

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.

Brain Stopper No. 4: ‘God Won’t Let You Be Deceived’

Do you think God won’t allow you to be deceived? Think again.

Brain Stopper No. 3: ‘What False Prophets?’

Many of the prophets in the NAR movement are actually telling their followers that they don’t need to worry about false prophets.

‘Crazy’ Does Not Equal ‘Prophet’

Is being crazy the mark of a true prophet?

That’s what Kim Clement — one of today’s so-called prophets — would have you think. When he and his fellow “prophets” come under fire for their bizarre prophecies, they defend themselves by saying that the Bible prophets were also viewed as crazy.

Brain Stopper No. 2: ‘Human Logic’ is Bad

Is being logical unspiritual? That’s what modern “apostles” and “prophets” want you to think. (Part 2 of a series on Brain Stoppers — tactics used by “apostles” and “prophets” to keep their followers from thinking)

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