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Hot off the press: ‘Study Guide for God’s Super-Apostles’

I'm pleased to announce that our 'Study Guide for God's Super-Apostles' has just been published.

Coming soon: Study Guide for ‘God’s Super-Apostles’

I’m excited to announce a project my co-author, Doug Geivett, and I have been working on: a study guide for our book ‘God’s Super-Apostles.’

[ More ] February 24th, 2017 | 3 Comments | Posted in Developing Discernment, Miscellaneous, My Books |

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.

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 | 14 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 |

What could be wrong with learning to “hear God’s voice”?

Recently I heard about a Christian youth conference in Anchorage, Alaska, called Fusion, that drew more than 800 teenagers and church youth workers from across the state. In addition to performances by nationally known music artists, the conference featured “training classes” on a variety of topics to help students grow in their faith. Two of these classes promised to teach them “how to hear God’s voice.”

Buzzfeed features my post ‘Fortune Cookie Prophecies’

I was delighted to see that three days ago Buzzfeed featured my blog post “Fortune Cookie Prophecies,” which contrasts the silly, vaguely worded predictions made by so-called prophets in the New Apostolic Reformation with the startling, specific predictions made by genuine prophets in the Bible.

Don’t let this be your kid: disturbing video of girl from Bethel Church in Redding, Calif.

I frequently hear from Christians who are concerned that their child has gotten involved with Bethel Church in Redding, California. If you don’t know, Bethel Redding is one of the most influential organizations in the controversial New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement and is led by the NAR apostle Bill Johnson. It’s also one of the most popular churches in the United States, and young people are being drawn to it in droves.

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.

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