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Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2013
Unmerited favoritism toward relatives in hiring is common in the church, but should it be? »
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2013
We have in Christ and in His words, objective, absolute Truth which has a sure foundation and by which we can test all truth claims. »
Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013
Quietism is a passive approach to Christian living that is unscriptural and ultimately unhelpful. Scripture shows us a better way. »
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
People being "slain in the Spirit" (also known as "falling under the power) is a controversial phenomenon, but I believe there is sufficient light in Scripture as well as help from history to lead us to some conclusions on the matter. »
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013
The leaders of the Latter Rain Revival movement of the late 1940s and early 1950s taught the restoration of the offices of apostle and prophet. Their 'reivival' died out soon after the General Council of the Assemblies of God in the United States -- the largest Pentecostal denomination -- passed a resolution that denounced Latter Rain teachings as unscriptural.
Nevertheless, Latter Rain teachings never completely disappeared and later resurfaced under a new name -- that is, the New Apostolic Reformation.
Holly Pivec discusses the movement's size and influence, its teachings, and the Scriptures the movement misuses in support of those teachings.
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013
Does the company you work for act like a cult? Does your boss force you to attend seminars produced by cults? »
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
"New truth" is usually no truth when doctrine is invovled »
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013
When Evangelicals use the phrase “true truth” or “truth is truth” they are defining the kind of truth they speak of because a counterfeit “truth” has become popular. »
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013
Specific omissions from any book of moral standards are not to be taken as any kind of endorsement of or indifference to the omitted specifics if these are already covered in principle. »
The faith God gives apprehends certain knowledge of absolute, objective truth. »
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
Pop Christianity is in sore need of maturity. »
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013
When painful circumstances come our way most of us want to know why they have. Is there purpose to our suffering? »
Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
Cult expert Steven Hassan has 36 years of experience in in helping people leave destructive cults.
In his third book, Hassan updates his Strategic Interactive Approach -- a method by which friends and family members can help loved ones leave controlling people, cults and beliefs. »
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
The church has been blessed with many outstanding historians who maintain high standards of professional integrity. Nevertheless, Christian propaganda is unfortunately, sometimes published. This results in believers who are unwary of past errors they should watch out for and avoid. »
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013
Sober-minded Christians are not so much concerned about how well they are liked as they are about rescuing the lost. »