Those ‘Divisive’ Bible-believing Christians: Why Being Divisive is not so Bad After All…Good and Evil Division

I once had a Calvary Chapel pastor tell me that “truth always unites people”.  I then asked him why Jesus said the following: “Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” (Luke 12:51-53) Calvary Chapel churches often have… Read More

The Holy Spirit wants us to be sober-minded not drunk: What I saw at the ‘Holy Spirit Conference’ at the International Church of Las Vegas

http://bethelsozo.blogspot.com/2013/04/new-bethel-sozo-research-post-holy.html Here is a great post about drunkenness/loss of control vs. the fruit of the Spirit/self-control.  When I attended the Holy Spirit Conference at International Church of Las Vegas many years ago, I saw a speaker named Stacey Campbell shake uncontrollably – worse than a seizure! I did not know what to make of it.  Also, I do not recall repentance of sin being preached.  What I do recall is a lot of talk about the gift of tongues. Have you recalled violent shaking in the Bible, and if so, when did… Read More

Matthew 7: Beware the poisonous vipers. False prophets vs. true prophets; how to tell the difference. What is ‘fruit’?

PLEASE WATCH THE ABOVE VIDEO ON THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCTRINAL FRUIT!!! True Prophets and false prophets. The Bible speaks of both. How can we tell the difference? Not every person who calls themselves an apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor or teacher is from God. Jesus commanded basically that we are to not trust everybody who claims to speak for God, even pastors or people who look harmless, but to test the spirits – it’s a command: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false… Read More

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