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

The forgotten verse of 1 Corinthians 11:19 about heresies and the crucial gift of discernment

http://www.bibletruths.net/archives/BTARO96.htm There are so many verses in the Bible that are over-preached and then many which are conveniently ignored by modern-day teachers who preach unity at any cost.  Yes, unity is a good thing, but to have true, Godly unity…it must be a unity based on Truth, not compromise. “For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.” (1 Corinthians 11:19) Paul said there “must be” heresies among believers.  The word heresies comes from the Greek word hairesisa (Strongs 139).  It means a… Read More

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

Since when is it slander to reveal or speak out against slander?

Imagine this scenario: You see sin in the church from leaders.  You make a loving confrontation in obedience to God (Galatians 6:1; James 5:19).  Suddenly, your pastor who you love and have known for years calls you into a meeting and proceeds to tell you horrendous and degrading insults about yourself even to the point that you are weeping.  The abusive and cruel treatment leaves you feeling confused, condemned and unloved. After attempts at the Matthew 18 process clearly do not work, you tell others the truth of the slander that you… 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

Francis Chan is now welcoming those from the Bethel Church crowd (Bill Johnson’s church)! ‘San Francisco City Impact’ conference 2013 outreach at Warfield Theatre: An article on false teachings, apostasy and strange manifestations

‘San Francisco City Impact’ conference outreach at Warfield Theatre This ministry was saddened to see that Francis Chan (a favorite author) has joined hands with those out of Bethel Church in Redding, California for an upcoming conference on August 17th, 2013.  See above link provided.  Brian and Jenn Johnson from Bethel Live will be at the event doing the worship.  Yes, Bethel Church is the same church whose pastor (Bill Johnson) takes away from Christ’s divinity before He was age thirty (see source below for direct quotes from Johnson’s books and sermons)!… Read More

Holy Spirit Conference 2013 at International Church of Las Vegas (Paul Goulet): Please read!

Friends, The following is simply the truth and some photos found on public display on the internet.  If you know anyone planning on attending the Holy Spirit Conference (International Church of Las Vegas; Pastor Paul Goulet) in April of 2013, could you please send them this post if you love them?  It is important to research churches and teachers before opening ourselves and our minds/spirits up to them and especially, before letting them lay hands on us.  We must get to the truth of what these teachers teach in their sermons and… 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

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