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A Bethel Redding School Masquerading as an Assemblies of God Bible Institute?

You've probably heard of a single church being taken over by an individual or group from within. But have you ever heard of an entire network of churches within a denomination being taken over?

Update: Is it too late to save this church from NAR?

On Sunday, September 29, the members of Christian Life Center in Santa Cruz, California, passed a vote of “no confidence” in their lead pastor, Jeremy Anderson.

[ More ] September 30th, 2019 | 17 Comments | Posted in Assemblies of God, Assemblies of God USA |

Is it too late to save this church from NAR?

In just five days, on Sunday, September 29, the members of Christian Life Center in Santa Cruz, California, will cast a vote determining the fate of their lead pastor and the future of their church

Behind the music: The baffling views about God held by Bethel Music’s Amanda Lindsey Cook

I was baffled and dismayed by the responses in an interview the Christian Post conducted, in April, with Amanda Lindsey Cook, of Bethel Music.

What churches should know about YWAM Part 2: Partnering with the New Apostolic Reformation

Many people are unaware that YWAM has come under significant influence from a controversial movement known as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). In this post, I show that YWAM has allied itself with NAR leaders and has adopted many of their questionable teachings and practices.

What churches should know about YWAM Part 1: A sketchy theological heritage

This post is the first in a series on the influential Christian missions organization Youth With a Mission (YWAM), with a focus on its relationship to the controversial New Apostolic Reformation movement.

[ More ] May 14th, 2019 | 38 Comments | Posted in Size and Influence of the NAR, YWAM |

Beware the ‘Bright Ones’: Bethel Church’s big-screen debut to hit theaters nationwide on April 22

Behind this seemingly innocuous film lies the dangerous theology of one of the nation’s most controversial churches – Bethel Church in Redding, California.

The ‘Unplanned’ influence of the New Apostolic Reformation on a box office success

On the one hand, I wish everyone would see this film. On the other hand, I also feel the need to give a word of caution.

My interview about NAR with ex-New Ager Doreen Virtue

Yesterday, I was interviewed about the New Apostolic Reformation by ex-New Agers Melissa Dougherty and Doreen Virtue.

‘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.

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