"I had no idea that I was in the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation), or part of the Word of Faith movement. I didn’t even know those terms existed. I simply went to the church that I found most exciting, cutting edge and challenging. I had been saved out of the occult and so I was aware of the spirit world. When the Toronto blessing began I was right in there too.Read More
A blog by Amy Spreeman
"I was so addicted to the experience that I was always on the hunt for more."
Dina’s story is one of many from people I’ve met who desire as I do to see the New Apostolic Reformation movement exposed for what it is: An anti-biblical counterfeit that sounds almost like biblical Christianity.
In this series, I want to take readers beyond the textbook What is the New Apostolic Reformation Movement explanation, into the personal experiences from those who have been there, and what happened when God opened their eyes to the truth.
Eight years ago, Dina left the church she was a member of. This is her story in her own words:Read More
Last Sunday, False Hope Fellowship launched a campaign aimed at creating a safe place where those who have been disappointed by the world can come to find hope. “This program has been in the works for some time,” said Pastor Ear-Tickler, “and after much prayer, we are confident that this plan is just what we need in order to minister to the felt needs of our community.Read More
Glennon Doyle Melton is not the first to call our heavenly Father, Son and Holy Spirit a female. But Melton may well be one of the few “Christians” to do so. (The Washington Post and People Magazine have both referred to her as a Christian writer, though you won’t see her proclaiming the Gospel or talking about Jesus Christ much.) And thanks to the upcoming The Shack movie, calling the God-head a woman will soon be pretty ho-hum and why not.Read More
Glennon Melton Doyle has ditched her family for her lesbian girlfriend. Like many Christian women bloggers, Melton is known for the “feels” writing style so popular today: real, raw, authentic, brokenness that focuses on our “messiness” (the replacement word for sin), rather than the new creation she should be in Christ, but isn’t. Instead of encouraging women to overcome sin through confession, her confessional style glorifies and normalizes the very sin Jesus shed his blood to forgive.Read More
Let's cut right to the chase: Are there heresies in The Shack? Yes. Scroll down. There are more than a dozen of them. Movies about God always make big bucks at the box office, and the film adaptation of The Shack will more than likely be a top ticket seller when it hits the big screen. Now the official trailer is out, and the emotional impact in just this two minute clip already seals the deal that this film will be a blockbuster.Read More
Another pastor, another dreadful book in the same vein as Matthew Vines' God and the Gay Christian. This time, Pastor Colby Martin takes on the so-called "clobber verses. You know, the Scriptures that clearly teach homosexuality is a sin:
"The Bible has been misused, to justify keeping gay people out of our churches and telling same-sex couples that they cannot be together," Pastor Colby Martin says.Read More
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard women fret about the unbiblical things their friends or family members share on social media. Whether it’s a Beth Moore study invite, or a prosperity preacher’s meme, or even the thumbs up on a post from a known false teacher. I get it, I do. And I fret about these posts too...Read More
My heart could not be more heavy as I read the hundreds of comments supporting Brandon and Jen Hatmaker's clarifying statements today doubling down on their stance that same sex marriages are holy before a Holy God.
It's not that two Leftist celebrities are jumping onto the sin-affirming bandwagon; it's that they're taking thousands of souls along for the ride, straight into rebellion against God.Read More
Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, has announced he would like to add a new list of Beatitudes to Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. As protestants recognized the 499th anniversary of the Reformation, Francis marked the ecumenical event by praying with Lutherans in Sweden, encouraging Catholics and Lutherans to forge greater unity.Read More
There are few false theologians out there who can send me over the edge of professionalism into sin; that place of anger where we have those conversations in our heads that do not glorify God. Regretfully, I found myself in that place the other day when I came across the absurd (and dangerous) rantings of "Christian" feminist and advocate for sin, Jory Micah. She writes about her hatred of authority and of men. Her Twitter feed is packed with rancid rants against anyone who gently challenges her theology.Read More
"This is a very big deal," Vines says of Hatmaker. "I hope and expect that we'll hear more from her in the weeks and months to come, and that she'll explicitly affirm bisexual and transgender people as well."Read More
PureFlix Entertainment bills itself as family-friendly entertainment, as a Christian alternative to Netflix and other movie channels. It’s branded tagline: “No Language, Sex or Violence Surprises.”
And yet there is a strong warning with its new promotional release of the 2013 movie, Divination:
"Divination is a spiritual warfare thriller like no other you’ve seen. PARENTAL WARNING: Spiritual warfare. NOT FOR CHILDREN. Spiritual forces collide in a supernatural battle between good and evil."Read More
Evangelist Billye Brim is a name known in many charismatic circles. Her story of an angelic encounter telling her to ignore Scripture and preach to men has enthralled many over the years, and now she's getting buy-in from an expanded audience reach.
And what is she preaching? The "Kingdom Power" that can be yours if you would just do one thing. (Talk about a click-bait tease.)Read More
Thanks to the multi-million dollar Jesus Calling product line, you can cuddle up with a syncretized blend of heresy with God's breathed-out Word. First adorning Christian bookstore and church library shelves in 2011, Publisher Thomas Nelson calls this "part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles, and describes this atrocity here:Read More
Using my bunny ears and my softest kitten voice, I want to talk today about “discernment bloggers.” Are these bloggers following a biblical mandate? Are they generally mean-spirited folks? Should we be reading them, and if so, how often?Read More