Discernment Detractors: Calling Good Evil by Warren Smith

Discernment Detractors: Calling Good Evil

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

Is it Christ-like to put pastors and teachers to the test? How does Jesus feel about discernment? A look at a letter to the Church of Ephesus…

Jesus commends Christians who are discerning.  Here is what He says: Letter to the Church of Ephesus (Revelation 2)  1Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things says he that holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands; 2I know your works, and your labor, and your patience, and how you can not bear them who are evil: and you have tried them who say they are apostles, and are not, and have found them liars: 3And have endured,… 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

International Church of Las Vegas (ICLV) promotes and welcomes John Bevere in spring 2013: Concerns and questions amid controversy over self-help book ‘The Secret’

ICLV’s acceptance and promotion of John Bevere has raised a red flag for Las Vegas Apologetics.  There is an ongoing, public debate regarding Bevere’s teachings from his books. Keep in mind! This is the same John Bevere who is seen online being involved with the heretical, self-help book/DVD The Secret which teaches there is a “law of attraction” within us.  This teaching is not found in the Word of God and is a doctrine of demons the Bible warns about (1 Timothy 4:1).  The dogmas this book/DVD teaches are not Biblical. Just how is… Read More

“Web Based Comments Concern a Matter of Public Interest”

Calvary Chapel, Chuck Smith, The Moses Model: Let the Little Dogs Bark!

Freedom of Speech: Tactics Spiritual Abusers Use to Silence Bloggers and Help for Bloggers

Freedom of Speech! “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine,… Read More

‘Speaking the Truth in Love’ by Mark G. Judy

It is becoming sadly apparent that there is a grave misunderstanding of what “speaking the truth in love” means. Some think it means that they must “feel good” about your message. Or, that it means there is a warm fuzzy vibe to your words.  Any hint of sharpness or bluntness is surely, to them, proof that you are not “speaking the truth in love”. But, what did Paul say about this?  Titus 1:10-16; (scan these verses for their warm, “loving” content) “For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those… 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

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