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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 ...

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.

‘Already Been Tested’ Prophetic Words?

When I was a child, I’d hear my friends make crude lunchtime jokes about “ABC” food–as in, “already been chewed.” But in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), some prophetic words are “ABT”–as in, “already been tested.” To see what I mean, check out this article, posted on a blog published by Charisma Magazine.

[ More ] September 18th, 2015 | 7 Comments | Posted in Charisma Magazine, R. Loren Sandford, Testing Prophecies |

Epic fail: Vallotton’s 5 non-biblical tests for a true prophet

I was disturbed this week by Kris Vallotton’s article titled “5 Tests of a True Prophet.” I was even more disturbed to see that his article was published by Charisma Magazine.

Looking Beyond a Church’s ‘Statement of Faith’

Do you want to know if a church or organization is part of the New Apostolic Reformation?

NAR prophet Chuck Pierce gives ‘mantle’ to Mormon Glenn Beck

On Sunday, Chuck Pierce–an influential prophet in the New Apostolic Reformation–presented a “new mantle for the future” to television- and radio host Glenn Beck, a Mormon.

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.

Prayer and pork barreling

Last Saturday, thousands of Christians gathered at a stadium in Baton Rouge for a prayer and fasting rally, called “The Response: Louisiana.” The event was led by Gov. Bobby Jindal, who appears to have presidential ambitions.

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