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Brain Stopper No. 1: Name Calling

What is one of Satan's greatest tools? Brain stoppers. That's the term I made up for a variety of tactics Satan uses to get people to shut off their minds so they don't critically evaluate teachings. Leaders in the apostolic-prophetic movement use them all the time.
[ More ] January 9th, 2010 | 12 Comments | Posted in Miscellaneous |

God is Doing a “New Thing” — Or Is He?

“God is doing a new thing!” Have you ever heard a Christian teacher make this statement?

Steve Shultz’s Bogus Test for Prophecies

If you ever receive a forwarded e-mail from an organization called the Elijah List, beware. Steve Shultz — the founder of the Elijah List — is one of the most dangerous false teachers today.

The Call

Thousands of Christians gathered at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Nov. 1, to fast and pray in support of Proposition 8 — which would ban same-sex marriage. “The Call” received support from prominent evangelical leaders like Dr. James Dobson (who spoke at the event) and from many Southern California churches — even though its list […]

[ More ] November 2nd, 2008 | 14 Comments | Posted in Evangelical Supporters, Twisted Scriptures |

A Tale of Two Apostles

A long time ago, in a Roman land far away, there was an apostle named Paul from the city of Tarsus. Paul was sent to proclaim Jesus’ gospel to the Gentiles. And Paul was very protective of that gospel. He got angry when anyone changed the content of the gospel. He even wrote a letter […]

‘Apostles’ From Well-Known Ministries

I just finished reading C. Peter Wagner’s new book, Apostles Today (Regal Books), and plan to comment on it in upcoming posts. In this book, like Wagner’s past books, he argues that modern “apostles” have an extraordinary amount of authority that Christians must submit to — or else be outside of God’s will. Though I […]

Unfair Caricature?

As I was reading through old comments on my blog, I saw that one poster said I took the most extreme examples of error on the fringes of the apostolic-prophetic movement and unfairly applied them to the whole movement. I want to respond to this charge. First, I want to be clear that the apostolic-prophetic […]

‘Apostle’ Joyner Meets Apostle Paul

This is my third post examining Rick Joyner’s teachings in his popular book The Final Quest, which records a series of visions Joyner claims God gave him. In this post, I will look at a conversation Joyner — who claims to be a modern “apostle” and “prophet” — records between himself and the apostle Paul […]

[ More ] April 30th, 2007 | 23 Comments | Posted in Occult/New Age Teachings, Twisted Scriptures |

Strange Doctrines

In my last post, I began a critique of Rick Joyner’s book, The Final Quest. Although this book has been out for over a decade, it’s still very popular and is continuing to bring people into the apostolic-prophetic movement. Also, many of the book’s erroneous teachings are taught in apostolic-prophetic churches. In the introduction to […]

[ More ] April 16th, 2007 | 23 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

Rick Joyner’s ‘Final Quest’

Rick Joyner — co-founder of MorningStar Publications and Ministries based in Fort Mill, S.C. — is one of the most well-known leaders in the apostolic-prophetic movement and is regarded by his followers as both a “prophet” and an “apostle.” The Final Quest is perhaps his most popular book. It contains a vision that, Joyner claims, […]

[ More ] April 9th, 2007 | 32 Comments | Posted in Evangelical Supporters, Twisted Scriptures |

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