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Spiritual Deception

Spiritual DecptionSpiritual DecpetionJesus said on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24) that deception would be the primary cultural sign of the last days. Even some of God’s “elect” might be deceived by false theologies. “Good would be called evil and evil good” (Isaiah 5:20). Men would substitute light for darkness and darkness for light. Apostasy would consume churches and denominations that were once solid.

Saturday, 18 August 2012 20:20

Rob Bell: Populating Hell

Emergent Church Leader, Rob Bell, has lit up the blogosphere with the firestorm he is causing with what many believe to be heretical views on God, Christ, and Salvation in his new book, Love Wins.

The book is currently number one in Amazon's “Religion and Spirituality” section. The subtitle of Bell’s book reads that it is “a book about heaven, hell, and the fate of every person who ever lived.”

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Friday, 17 August 2012 08:01

Green Religion - August 17

Planet Earth is itself now credited with giving life, and is worshiped by groups like the leftist National Religious Partnership for the Environment. Its goal is to integrate green beliefs with our traditional religious beliefs. Nature worship has become a growth industry. At your local Christian bookstore, you can now purchase a so-called “green Bible.”

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Wednesday, 08 August 2012 18:40

When Discernment Turns Ugly

What Constitutes Biblical Separation?

When Did Guilt by Association Become Apologetics?

There is no doubt that we live in the age of ever increasing apostasy. The authentic Church, or “remnant,” spoken of in the Book of Revelation appears to be shrinking, at least in our western culture. And growing numbers of those who remain steadfast and faithful to the Word of God are becoming acutely aware of false teaching and false teachers dotting the Christian landscape.

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Hanegraaff and Burge both claim they are not anti-Israel or pro-Palestinian, but neutral in supporting peace and justice. Between being anti-Zionist, demonizing Israel, white-washing human rights abuses by Palestinian rulers in Gaza and the West Bank, and indoctrinating students to support Palestinian Arabs against Israelis, their claims of neutrality appear to be little more than posturing.

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012 10:27

Evangelicals, Immigration and the Law

(NOTE FROM JAN: Our message to these outfits is to get back to spreading the real gospel, not the social gospel. The founders of evangelicalism never had immigration issues in mind for their organization.)

Last Friday the Obama Administration announced immigration law would no longer be enforced against hundreds of thousands of, and potentially several million, illegal immigrants under age 31 if they came to the U.S. prior to age 16. The policy is controversial not only for its substance but also because the Administration in unilaterally choosing not to enforce the law rather than changing the law through legislation.

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Monday, 11 June 2012 07:26

Being Known For What We're Against

In fact, in the coming days we are going to be discussing the concept of just how far should a biblical apologist go in exposing what they might perceive as false teaching by those inside Christianity and by what criteria should a discernment expose' be carried out. As Jan enumerated in World Net Daily, I fear that "contending for the faith" has often become the mantra for an ultra narrow, legalistic, and unjust form of ministry assassination by some with computers and mailing lists. Can we agree on the central themes of Scripture and agree to disagree on the peripherals? I guess not, at least in the minds of some.

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Emergent Christians warned parents about violence in the Bible while also urging pacifism at a conference for mostly liberal evangelicals in Washington, D.C. in early May.

 Brian McLaren, Tony Campolo, Jim Wallis, and Shane Claiborne were featured speakers at “Children, Youth, and a New Kind of Christianity.” Although hosted by Mainline Protestant groups such as United Methodist, Episcopal, and Mennonite organizations; the speakers and much of the audience came from the Evangelical Left.

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Saturday, 19 May 2012 07:37

Beware Of False Prophets

All too often Christians may assume that false prophets will have a scowl on their face and angry demonic words dripping from their lips that will be easy to spot. They will say things that only the Biblically stupid would miss. Well … this is often true, but it is also true that many Christians are Biblically stupid. So where does that leave us? Sure, there are those false prophets who are obvious, even to the casual Christ proclaiming Christian, but are they always so obvious?

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There’s a new Bible translation in town. ”The Voice,” an apparently easier-to-digest format that is aimed at reaching those individuals who may own a Bible, but who rarely or never read it, is taking some interesting avenues to help ensure that people better comprehend the Good Book.

Here’s the controversial part: The words “angel,“ ”apostle” and — “Christ” have been removed from the translation. It‘s not that these themes aren’t present in the newfound Biblical interpretation. Instead, the translators have chosen alternatives. For instance, Jesus Christ is now “Jesus the Anointed One.” The meaning is still there, but the traditional semantics have been altered.

Here’s a video that further explains the project:

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:32

Jesus in 'The Hunger Games'

(CHRISTIANITY TODAY) — Spoiler alert! This article contains spoilers for not only The Hunger Games movie (opening this week), but the entire book trilogy. While it won’t spoil everything, if you haven’t read the books, please be aware that reading this article may give you more information than you want!

I recently finished reading (“devouring” might be more appropriate) The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. This young-adult fiction series is gripping, poignant, and powerful, and Collins’ characters, terrifying setting, and themes have been marinated in my mind ever since, growing richer and deeper with more time and reflection.

(Note: This kind of nonsense was said of Harry Potter as well.)

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