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Casting Out Demons, Miracles and the Real Test for a Prophet

Can Christians cast out demons, prophesy and perform miracles in Jesus’ name? Yes. Can false prophets cast out demons, prophesy and perform miracles in Jesus’ name? Yes. Since the Bible teaches both these realities, we can’t automatically assume that someone who does a supernatural feat in the name of Jesus ...
[ More ] October 30th, 2006 | 11 Comments | Posted in Evangelical Supporters, Twisted Scriptures |

Is Jesus a False Prophet?

A few days ago, I received a comment on my blog that took the wind out of my sails. I never thought I’d hear someone who, presumably, claims to be a Christian, say what this person said. In seeking to defend “prophet” Kim Clement, this person made an argument that I found alarming. First, some […]

[ More ] October 23rd, 2006 | 34 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

Magic Charms and Spells

I’ve noticed a growing trend in the apostolic-prophetic movement toward magic charms and spells — objects and phrases that supposedly give those who use them supernatural power. One example: On Oct. 1, the Elijah List sent an e-mail advertising a book, titled Portals to Cleansing by Henry Malone, to help Christians learn how to cleanse […]

Kim Clement, a Prophet?

One of the most troubling aspects of the apostolic-prophetic movement is its “prophets.” Yesterday, the Elijah List (which sends out the movement’s prophecies, daily, to over 133,000 subscribers) sent out this prophecy from “prophet” Kim Clement. Read the prophecy here. Every time the Elijah List sends out another prophecy from Clement (which is fairly often), […]

[ More ] October 9th, 2006 | 54 Comments | Posted in Elijah List, Twisted Scriptures |

Finally, a Response

Finally, a reader has attempted to provide a biblical basis for the apostolic-prophetic movement, per my request in my post Sept. 27. Here was my original question: “Where, in the Bible, is there any concept of an end-times army of Christians — led by apostles (with great authority) and prophets (with new revelation) — that […]

[ More ] October 2nd, 2006 | 3 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

Deafening Silence

Three days ago, I asked readers for a biblical defense of the apostolic-prophetic movement. My question was: “Where, in the Bible, is there any concept of an end-times army of Christians — led by apostles (with great authority) and prophets (with new revelation) — that will subdue God’s enemies and establish His kingdom on earth?” […]

[ More ] September 27th, 2006 | 7 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

Based on the Bible?

As I’ve researched the apostolic-prophetic movement, I’ve been constantly amazed at the lack of biblical support for its teachings. Where, in the Bible, is there any concept of an end-times army of Christians — led by apostles (with great authority) and prophets (with new revelation) — that will subdue God’s enemies and establish His kingdom […]

[ More ] September 25th, 2006 | 8 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

An Army of Christians … Or Locusts?

A key teaching of the apostolic-prophetic movement is that God is raising up an end-times army of Christians, led by apostles and prophets, to establish His kingdom on earth. This army is called “Joel’s Army.” Todd Bentley’s “Fresh Fire Ministries,” for example, promotes this teaching, and his Web site records many prophecies given about this […]

[ More ] September 23rd, 2006 | 9 Comments | Posted in Jesus Camp, Twisted Scriptures |

Prominent Evangelicals Promote ‘Apostles’ and ‘Prophets’

The leaders of the apostolic-prophetic movement state openly that their teachings are those of the Latter Rain movement of the 1940s. Why, then, are these teachings — which were considered unorthodox back then — being embraced by so many, so openly, today? Proponents of the movement include C. Peter Wagner (pictured here), a former professor […]

[ More ] September 21st, 2006 | 6 Comments | Posted in Evangelical Supporters |

Absolute Authority and Extra-Biblical Revelation

Some readers who commented on my last post rightfully pointed out that not all Christians who believe in modern apostles and prophets embrace the unorthodox teachings of the apostolic-prophetic movement. As I start this blog, I want to be clear: my concern is not with Christians who believe that there are modern “apostles” in the […]

[ More ] September 20th, 2006 | 12 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

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