Month: February 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.
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.
Does the company you work for act like a cult? Does your boss force you to attend seminars produced by cults? And how do some multi-level marketing (MLM) companies resemble cults or at least employ cult-like tactics?
Catherine Wessinger is a professor of religious studies at Loyola University New Orlean. Considered a cult defender by some.
"New truth" is usually no truth when doctrine is invovled
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.
John Weldon was a Christian apologist and author.
Research resources on the New Age teachings of Dr. Andrew Weil
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.
We both show and tell to shine the light of truth in the darkness.
Pop Christianity is in sore need of maturity.
God does not promise us fair treatment in this life. He tells us from the beginning that following Christ will sometimes be painful.
When painful circumstances come our way most of us want to know why they have. Is there purpose to our suffering?
Over the years, I have had several people ask me about the meaning of Isaiah 45:7, and I have had to answer atheists who use the verse to ridicule the Bible.