Loving other Christians: A brief look at love and the book of Philemon

Do you notice coldness in Christian circles or the warmth of Christ’s love? “And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.” (Matt. 24:12) How we choose to love is a tell-tale sign of whether or not we are a real Christian.  I have noticed that many of the cults teach on love and promote love as they hide behind Christianity.  One such cult is the Sozo cult. Once someone crosses their path whom they do not like, they withdraw love.  They choose hate instead.  This makes them… Read More

News: Open Forum…Bethel Church (Pastor is Bill Johnson) is why I chose to leave Redding, California

In this new article from the San Francisco Chronicle, a former 50-year resident of Redding, California and licensed clinical social worker explains why she made the choice to leave Redding.  This says a lot: “I recently chose to leave Redding after nearly 50 years in this community, where I raised my family and where many I love remain. I left almost entirely because of Bethel and the city’s passive complicity in the real factors that ail Redding.  Did you wonder why Bethel gave $500,000 for law enforcement but not homeless shelters…did anyone… Read More

Is your church guilty of spiritual abuse?

Is your church guilty of spiritual abuse? Don’t underestimate the danger of spiritual abuse. It devastates one’s pysche, causes depression and post traumatic stress disorder, and leaves victims spiritually barren. When those in spiritual authority manipulate, intimidate, and control others out of lust for power or fear of sin or insignificance. One or more of these signs doesn’t necessarily mean abuse is present, but the more signs, the more likely it is taking place. Spiritual abuse is a stain on the body of Christ (I experienced it and write about it in… Read More

Alert: New Video by Pastor Christopher Lawson on the Observations of Calvary Chapel

https://vimeo.com/158996319 CALVARY CHAPEL ALERT – THE RISING STORM and A CLARION CALL for HUMILITY, TRUTH and REPENTANCE: Observations for Calvary Chapel Leaders to Consider Please watch this very loving and truthful video on the Calvary Chapel movement. “…Mark those who cause divisions contrary to the doctrine you have received.  Keep away from them.” Romans 16:17

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.

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

Spiritual Abuse: Jamie’s Story

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

“Web Based Comments Concern a Matter of Public Interest”

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

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