If God is so good and powerful, why does He allow evil and suffering? A helpful lecture by Dr. Gary DeWeese of Biola University…

“We require God to remove evil after evil until a paper cut is worst evil in world. How can there be a good God if He allows paper cuts?” (Dr. Gary DeWeese) The lecture entitled Solving the Problem of Evil by Dr. Garrett DeWeese; Biola University Christian Apologetics Department is extremely helpful when addressing the valid question, “If God is so good, why does he permit evil and suffering in the world?”  I listened to this lecture a while back while in the Christian Apologetics program, and it was outstanding. Dr. DeWeese… Read More

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

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

The Misunderstood Gift of Discernment

The following was photographed from the Free Believers Network.  It is perhaps the best description of the spiritual gift of discernment I have seen so far.  I asked the author if I could use this and obtained his permission.

When professing Christians persecute: Counterfeit Christians and the ‘Parable of the Wheat and the Tares’

Originally published on August 9, 2010 “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” 2 Timothy 3:12. The People’s New Testament Commentary says, “…and all indeed that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. In that age persecution was inseparable from a devoted Christian life. The same has been true, to a certain extent, in all ages. If the church was less worldly it would be more persecuted”. Are you being persecuted as a Christian? Don’t lose heart! Jesus was also persecuted. We should not… Read More

Discernment Detractors: Calling Good Evil by Warren Smith

Discernment Detractors: Calling Good Evil

An online discussion pertaining to Calvary Chapel Spring Valley in Las Vegas: Here is what happens at many Calvary Chapels due to lack of accountability and the Moses Model (CC Distinctives) – More testimonies can be seen online at www.calvarychapelabuse.com

The above is a photo of a public testimony from a former Calvary Chapel Spring Valley member from early 2013.  There was a public, online forum where this testimony appeared.  Many people contributed their comments, questions and concerns to this online discussion. What has been your experience with Calvary Chapels (in Las Vegas and/or elsewhere)?  This ministry has personally witnessed eerily similar occurrences in Calvary Chapels.  Feel free to speak the truth with love.  And please, do your research on the Calvary Chapel movement.  Do you know what the Calvary Chapel Distinctives… Read More

The REAL definition of the word ‘tribulation’…

The word ‘tribulation’ means persecution, not God’s wrath: “Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” Acts 4:22 KJV. The word ‘tribulation’ does not mean God’s wrath. Why would we enter into the kingdom of God ‘through much of God’s wrath’? There are many Bible scholars and pastors who say that the word ‘tribulation’ means God’s wrath. This is simply not Bible truth and just another lie that most Christians believe because that… Read More

Why do so many professing Christians follow the status quo? It is human to stand with the crowd, it is divine to stand alone…

By Paul Pilgrim of Remnant Radio: It is human to stand with the crowd, it is divine to stand alone. It is man-like to follow the people, to drift with the tide. It is God-like to follow a principle, to stem the tide. It is natural to compromise conscience and follow the social and religious fashion for the sake of gain or pleasure. It is divine to sacrifice both on the altar of truth and duty. “No man stood with me, but all men forsook me” wrote the battle-scarred apostle in describing… Read More

True prophets warn, false prophets speak peace…how to recognize a false prophet

“How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?” (Hebrews 10)    When looking into the Word of God, it is the true servants of God, and the prophets of God, who reveal sin and transgression. As seen in Scripture, the pastors and prophets who only declared peace and prosperity, never making any righteous judgment calls or warning against transgression and evil,… Read More

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