Posts Tagged "Deception"

Christian Fundamentals: False prophets, Testing the Spirits

1 John 4:1-6: Testing Prophets by Outcome and Teaching Christ’s Spirit leads us into holiness and guides us in his ways (John.16:13) but what do we do when false teachers claim to be led by the same Spirit? It isn’t simply about what we agree with, or otherwise. People make life-changing decisions based on what they are taught, who they…read more →

Christian Science: From Former Member Kathy

Christian Science, not to be confused with Scientology, is officially called, The Church of Christ, Scientist and was founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1879. The Christian Science textbook is entitled, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” and was first published in 1875. It was revised many times by Mary Baker Eddy. Services are usually held twice on…read more →

False prophets: 6 Things You Should Know

1. False Prophets Look Good Jesus warned: ‘Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.’ (Mt.7:15) In Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice Antonio observes: ‘The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness is like a villain with a smiling cheek, a goodly apple rotten at…read more →

5 Steps to Winning on Your Doorstep

When we think about the obstacles to faith faced by the cult member we might think of the pressure from the group to ‘stay faithful,’ the reminder of covenant promises that will be broken if they leave, the threat of rewards forfeited if they walk away, blessings lost, a life wasted, an eternity of regret. Our ministry is, in large…read more →

Todd Bentley and the Lakeland Revival

This article is divided up under the following sub headings – jump to any section from the links below. Introduction 1. Biblical Discernment 2. What has been prophesied about Todd? 3. What is BiblicalRevival? 4. What is the place of angels? 5. Should we talk about ‘it’? 6. Getting ‘it’. 7. Are all ‘miracles’ automatically of God? 8. Todd’s Response…read more →

The Jesus of Kenneth Copeland

Introduction 2 Corinthians 11:4 refers to another Jesus; the Greek word for another is allos, meaning another of the same kind. “For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached,oryou receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.” (NASB) Paul has already…read more →

Enough is Enough

It seems to me that whatever field you work in, extreme views, at either end of a spectrum, will cause problems and possible division. It is not always that the basis of the view held is wrong, but thefervourin which the belief is held, and, more importantly, the way those who do not hold the belief are treated, is the…read more →

Fads Gimmicks and Spoofs

“And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body ofChrist;until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature…read more →

The Non-Biblical Teachings of Benny Hinn

Introduction In a previous article Fads, Gimmicks and Spoofs, I mentioned, as an example, Benny Hinn. As it often does this brought a large post bag. Interestingly enough, not just those who felt we werewrongto criticise Benny Hinn, but also from those who felt we did not go far enough. As a result many were crying, “what is your evidence…read more →

Oh No not Hinn Again!

Introduction I know that there will be a number of you that are horrified that we are producing another article on Benny Hinn. (See previous article 1 and article 2). However, before you send me the scorchingemailor letter please could you read further. This article has come about because someone sent us a video tape after the last article. This…read more →

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