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10 Characteristics of (so-called) Christian Cults

There have been numerous off shoots of Christianity that have turned out to be heretical cults. Because of the lack of biblical discernment, many people fall prey to them. One of the most popular of the cults that have many of the following characteristics is Watchtower – better known as the “Jehovah’s Witnesses.” Many would…

The Godly Limits of Knowledge

In this day and age of postmodernism, especially in academia, there is an emphasis on understanding the full context of a situation before rendering an accurate judgment. Consequently, people are encouraged to read and understand broadly, outside the scope of the usual parochial approach by most religious adherents. I saw this firsthand while enrolled in…

Understanding Ancient, Modern Heresies and Strange Teachings, Part 3

Read my article from last week on the modern heresies here. Hyper Grace Proponents of hyper grace teach that the moral law (found in the 10 Commandments) has no relevance in the New Testament Church era. This leads to the heresy of Anti-Nomianism (without law), which – as I wrote in part 1 of this…

Eight Signs You Are a Deceived Backslider

There are millions of deceived people in this nation who believe they are still following Christ when in fact they are not. What makes it deceiving is that some are still regularly attending Sunday church services and/or reading the Bible and praying on occasion. Before we continue let me first define what I mean in…

Abortion, Slavery, Chelsea Clinton and the Midterm Elections

I was so excited that the Alabama Supreme court ruled in favor of the “personhood” of the unborn child, which is an important step forward toward overturning the abomination that is Roe vs. Wade. Building upon this opinion more recently, in its ruling, Jessie Phillips v. State of Alabama, the court opined that “the value…

Understanding Ancient, Modern Heresies and Strange Teachings, Part 2

Read my article from last week on the old heresies here. At the writing of Part II of this article I read about a survey published by Christianity Today that demonstrated how a large percentage of the Evangelical church unknowingly espouse doctrines that were condemned as heresies in the beginning centuries of the church. The…

The Revival of Old and New Heresies and Strange Doctrines, Part I

As a student of church history and theology I am amazed at the present revival and or renewal of old heretical views that were already investigated and condemned by the historic, orthodox, universal church. By heretical, in the context of this article—I am referring to teachings that do not align with the clear teachings and…

Understanding Ancient, Modern Heresies, and Strange Teachings, Part I

As a student of church history and theology I am amazed at the present revival and or renewal of old heretical views that were already investigated and condemned by the historic, orthodox, universal church. By heretical, in the context of this article—I am referring to teachings that do not align with the clear teachings and…

Why Some Have Already Been Judged By the Courts of Heaven, Part II

The following is part two of my article “Why Some Have Already Been Judged By the Courts of Heaven, Part I.” The Apostle Paul actually says that at a certain point God gives people over to the sinful desires of their hearts, gives people up to their shameful desires and to a depraved mind so…

Seven Ways to Develop a Prophetic Culture in Your Church

A prophetic culture is an exciting and much needed element for a cutting edge local church. By “prophetic culture” I am referring to having a sense of anticipation among the attendees that God is going to manifest His presence and speak directly to His people, either through the preached Word of God and/or through the…