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‘Eat the meat and spit out the bones’: A proper response to NAR teaching?

"Eat the meat and spit out the bones" is a common refrain in NAR.

What are the dangers of ‘Treasure-Hunting’ evangelism?

Despite its popularity, the practice of Treasure Hunting is one that ought to be avoided by Christians because of its many inherent problems and dangers.

Twisting the legacy of Billy Graham: End-time apostle and prophet, Lou Engle–The new Billy Graham?

I recall words my father told me decades ago. He said to watch, when Billy Graham dies, and see how people will twist his message.

[ More ] February 21st, 2018 | 23 Comments | Posted in Lou Engle, Miracles/Supernatural Powers |

Buzzfeed’s eye-opening look inside the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry

Last week Buzzfeed published an excellent, eye-opening article about the Bethel School of Supenatural Ministry — a school run by Bethel Church in Redding, California, probably the most influential church in the New Apostolic Reformation.

One to Watch: Torben Sondergaard

Many people have asked me what I know about Torben Sondergaard, the founder of the Last Reformation movement, and whether he’s part of the New Apostolic Reformation.

The problem with Bethel Redding’s Firestarters ‘prophetic activation’ class, Part 1

I recently returned from a trip to Redding, California, where I visited Bethel Church, led by popular NAR apostle Bill Johnson. Many things were taught during my visit there that troubled me. Especially troubling was the adult Sunday School class called Firestarters.

End-time apostle and prophet, Lou Engle–The new Billy Graham?

Lou Engle, founder of The Call and a leader in the New Apostolic Reformation, has been making an audacious claim to audiences in large stadiums and churches across America: that the “mantle” of the aged Billy Graham is about to fall on him and his followers.

NAR leader Brian Simmons reveals a new chapter of the Bible

I recently ran across a television interview Brian Simmons did last year with Sid Roth, where he makes a number of startling statements about his Passion Translation–statements showing just how dangerous this so-called Bible translation is.

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.”

Reader Mail: ‘Is this my fault?’

I received a question from a reader who has been troubled by a popular NAR teaching. I share her question here, along with my reply, because I know other readers may be struggling with the same question.

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