Ok … here’s the thing. We’ve covered a lot of this ground over the years but I cannot remember a generic post dealing with the obvious signs of spiritual abuse in a church. We’ve tended to go for the jugular over specific church movements such as Hillsong and C3. We’ve gone after particular doctrines such … More Signs of Spiritual Abuse in your church.
This article is quite old. Still it is informative now. From: http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/20588.htm Preaching For Profit By Alan Matheson – posted Wednesday, 5 December 2007 The scramble for cash and possessions has finally caught up with some of America’s leading televangelists. Six of the best – Paula White, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Eddie Long, Kenneth Copeland … More How Greed Determines What Christians Watch
From: http://thinking-rich.com/finding-your-inner-oprah/ Finding Your Inner Oprah Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn’t changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes. Oprah Winfrey You have to be who you want to be before you’ll become wealthy. Money won’t make you smarter, won’t make … More The Church & The ‘Inner Oprah’
From: http://realchristianity.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/15-lies-my-pastor-told-me/ 15 lies MY PASTor told me Well not my current pastor who I respect greatly, but the many pastors and teachers that I used to follow in the past. If there is something that I have found out over the 20+ years as a Christian, its that the traditions of men have made the word … More Some Pastors Do Say’Em
Browsing Hank Hanegraaff’s book, ‘Christianity in Crisis’ on Amazon, this is what he covers in his chapters. PART ONE: TURNING TRUTH INTO MYTHOLOGY 1. Cult or Cultic? 2. Charismatic or Cultic? 3. Cast of Characters 4. Charting the Course PART TWO: FAITH IN FAITH 5. Force of Faith 6. Formula of Faith 7. Faith of … More The Cursed That Roost In Christianity’s Branches
I thought this was a fantastic article that Teddy found. From: http://www.metropolitantabernacle.org/Sword-And-Trowel/Sword-and-Trowel-Articles/Exercising-a-True-Deliverance-Ministry. Exercising a True Deliverance Ministry – A pastoral guide to helping believers who have left charismatic circles. from Sword & Trowel 2007, issue 3 by Peter Masters The title of this article is obviously not meant in a charismatic sense. We offer no … More The Long and Winding Post…
He (Jesus) replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules. You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to … More Scripture Says It, The World Says It, But The Church Still Doesn’t Get It
There is an older discussion of the anointing here: https://signposts02.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/what-is-the-anointing/ I’ll add this information that are in the comment section. The definition for anoint/anointing is ‘to smear’. dictionary.com has the following definitions: a·noint (ə-noint’) tr.v. a·noint·ed, a·noint·ing, a·noints 1. To apply oil, ointment, or a similar substance to. 2. To put oil on during a … More Anointing – Got The Flow, Got The Show But What’s The Go?
You may have observed I have put a link to Christian Witness Ministries on the side bar. It’s a fantastic resource. I can’t copy and paste snippets from this resource. But I encourage you to save and read this link: http://christian-witness.org/pdf/TheUK%20Assembliesof%20God-ADifferentMovementwiththeSameName.pdf From: http://www.christian-witness.org/blog/?p=15 Pentecostalism is it biblical or just part of the Con? July 5, … More Problemism in Pentecostalism
I received an email some time ago from a Christian friend. I wanted to bang my head against the wall when I first read it. I then got the email again from another Christian much later who was excited about the prophecy as well. This FALSE prophecy came from Danny Nalliah’s ministry. It was so … More Danny Nalliah & Jill Curry – Fools For Folly