Detecting a false prophet, their craftiness, their followers, and how to respond: love or shun?

“…so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.”  (Ephesians 4:14) When we anchor our faith on the Word of God, we won’t be “carried around by every wind of doctrine”.  These various doctrines come to us by way of the false prophets.  The false prophet’s agenda is to attack the truth of God’s Word.  Since right doctrines lead to right living and false doctrines lead to bad living, having… Read More

Just Another Day in Corinth: ‘Pastor’ David Devereaux Preaching on Homosexuals in Church and Clergy…False Teaching in the Church

Desert Spring United Methodist Church – Summerlin is not teaching according to sound doctrine, so please be careful.  I say this with love and sadness.  This is the same thing that happened at Corinth.  Remember, the Bible warns us: “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but… Read More

Is Calvary Chapel a cult? What is wrong? How Calvary Chapel adds to the Bible…

Have you ever had a strange feeling in your gut about Calvary Chapel? If so, you will want to read this (it has been my most-viewed article). You walk into the church on a Sunday morning. Everyone is worshipping God with hands raised. You greet smiling faces. The message is delivered from the Bible (word for word) in a powerful, authoritative manner by the senior pastor. Greetings are made. You drop some money in the “tithe” box. Great day at church, and you do this year after year after year. The pastor says… Read More

Calling a Christian a Pharisee

“The people they call pharisees are those Christians who talk of repentance, consecration, holiness, righteousness, getting right, sanctification, hating sin, and loving God. The people they call pharisees are those Christians who love God so much, they seek the truth from God’s word, even if it goes against the grain of our culture. The Pharisees hated Jesus. They told lies and did whatever else they could to make sure they would see Jesus die. That’s why it’s wrong to call people who love Jesus pharisees.” Related: http://www.radicallychristian.com/why-you-probably-need-to-stop-calling-people-pharisees *This ministry does not necessarily… Read More

Did the pharisees get rebuked because they obeyed Christ’s teaching or because they disregarded it? Obedience vs. legalism in churches today

“But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” (Titus 2:1) Mark 7 is just one of those chapters in the Bible that is simply fascinating.  Jesus was (and is) so witty how He knew just what to say and how to say it.  When He answers questions with questions, it is totally mind-boggling (Matthew 21:24).  Jesus, being one with God, is truly and infinitely intelligent and knows just what to say to every single person given the situation.  He speaks with mercy and compassion to His sheep (and potential sheep)… Read More

Green Valley Baptist Church (Henderson, Nevada): True or false? Is doctrinal purity important to God?

Though there are probably many nice people at this church, please be aware that if you have a passion for doctrinal purity, you might be frowned upon (and possibly hatefully shunned) at this church by one or more people.  Please view my articles on spiritual abuse in the drop down menu. Before reading these direct quotes, look at this Warning Signs List by world renowned Expert Consultant and Intervention Specialist, Rick Ross.  Warning sign #2 says, “No tolerance for questions or critical inquiry”.  Sign #1 in the third section says, “A safe… Read More

Peculiar Teaching from Brannon Howse of Worldview Weekend: Prophecy was not Predicting Future Until the ‘Medieval Times’ (False)

Above screen photos are from January 9, 2012] Is this good “doctrinal fruit” from Brannon Howse?  Las Vegas Apologetics witnessed an interesting, public Facebook teaching on Brannon’s site which was taught in front of thousands.  Howse says in his first comment (see photo) that it was not until the “medieval times” that the word prophecy was associated with predicting the future.  The problem with this of course is that the entire Bible is… prophetic through and through.  The Prophets in the Old Testament (long before the Medieval Times) predicted hundreds of things that… Read More

True and False Division

TRUE AND FALSE DIVISION  “How many times have you heard that somebody was “causing division in the church?” Well, maybe they were supposed to! After all, there are two things that cause division according to the Bible: truth and error. (I can just see now all the eyebrows raising.) Haven’t you heard the scripture, “Do you suppose I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, rather division!” That’s right! Jesus said that “from now on five members in one household will be divided three against two, and two against… Read More

The truth about bitterness: A look at bitterness through scripture glasses; bitterness comes from the lie/sin, not the truth/correction. Is bitterness always the result of unforgiveness? The ploy of the false prophets…

Put on your scripture glasses. Was the Apostle John committing the ‘sin of bitterness’ when he exposed the evil deeds of Diotrophes? Was he being too judgmental? “I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. 10Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church. 11Beloved, follow not that which is… Read More

Fear tactics at church: The Code of Silence in the Assembly and spiritual abuse…

Code of Silence Please click on the above link. Make sure your church does not have a “Code of Silence”. If it does, you are at an unbiblical church.  A brief excerpt: “My family and I recently had the experience of leaving, after 17 years of involvement, what would, by some, be termed an abusive church. I use the term “abuse” to describe what happens when leaders, in the name of God, the Bible, and with false spiritual authority, seek to meet their own needs, or the needs of a cause, at… Read More

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