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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

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.

NAR and the turning tide

It’s been encouraging to see a growing number of Christian organizations and church leaders recently speak out against NAR teachings and practices.

A royal error: Brian Simmons’ knavish translation of Psalm 91

Last week one of my readers sent me a message and a question I want to share with you. They’re about Brian Simmons’ Passion Translation.

How to avoid a mid-life faith crisis

Recently I talked with a nice, Christian lady, in her mid-30s, who confided in me that–even though she’s been a Christian her entire life–she started having doubts about her faith.

[ More ] November 9th, 2017 | 5 Comments | Posted in Apologetics

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.

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.

‘Unity’ that is not unity: ‘Together 2016’

Christians from across church backgrounds will gather, Saturday, July 16, at the National Mall for an event called “Together 2016.” Participants are praying and fasting for at least one million people to attend. The purpose is for Christians to set aside their doctrinal differences and unite by focusing on Jesus and spiritual awakening. But is this kind of unity a good thing– or even unity at all?

NAR leaders meet with the Pope

Earlier this month, on June 10, leaders in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)–including International House of Prayer founder Mike Bickle, the apostle Ché Ahn, and prophets Kris Vallotton and Stacey Campbell–attended a private meeting with the Pope along with dozens of other Protestant leaders from North America and Europe. The NAR leaders’ participation in the meeting is troubling for a number of reasons.

Ted Cruz touts endorsement from NAR leader Mike Bickle

The Cruz for President campaign announced, on Thursday, that Ted Cruz received Mike Bickle’s endorsement. For those who don’t know, Bickle is the founder of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri–a leading organization in the controversial New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). But the campaign did not mention Bickle’s leadership in the NAR. They […]