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Don’t check your brains at the door: how/why Christians should judge

judge, v.: to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises discern, v.: to perceive by the sight or other sense or by the intellect; to distinguish mentally; discriminate Despite the world and some people in the church telling us not to judge, judging and discerning (which are synonyms), are important intellectual and… Continue reading Don’t check your brains at the door: how/why Christians should judge

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Why narcigesis doesn’t work: Furtick claims to be “the son of God”?

Steven Furtick displays in the video here how false teachers with their false doctrines can be so subtle, especially when they churn up emotional hype around their message. Furtick calls himself “the son of God” and says he’s “always been the son of God.” This post comes thanks to the vigilance of the folks at the Church Watch Central blog.

Narcigesis – A biblical hermeneutic where one reads themselves into the bible and writes God out of it. [Source]

Steven Furtick is internationally recognized as King of the Narcigetes for a good reason: he seems to only read himself into the biblical text. The problem with this hermeneutical approach is that Jesus says that the scriptures point to Him.

“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.” John 5:39-40

Because of this, many people consider Elevation Church a cult because how Steven Furtick elevates himself to a messiah-like status. The below video snippet futher strengthens the case that Elevation church should be avoided.

The below video was uploaded by Elevation Church onto Steven Furtick’s Facebook account.

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Will people who have never heard of Jesus make it to heaven?

This is a popular question asked by skeptics and Christians alike. In my opinion, I think the question is making some untrue assumptions about God and about people. The first false assumption is that the gospel of Jesus Christ has not made it to every corner of the globe. The next assumption is that God's… Continue reading Will people who have never heard of Jesus make it to heaven?

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God’s concern for life is reflected in our finely tuned universe

In Nehemiah 9:6, a group of Levites stood up in the midst of former Israelite captives who had returned to their homeland and expressed this praise about Jehovah-- Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the… Continue reading God’s concern for life is reflected in our finely tuned universe

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Hanging on for dear (eternal) life to God’s incorruptible things

What is my salvation based on? Am I really doing good works for God's glory or for man's? Could I ever turn my back on the Christian faith or God's word? I believe if we answer these types of questions honestly to examine ourselves, our honest answers, actions and motivations will reveal a lot about… Continue reading Hanging on for dear (eternal) life to God’s incorruptible things

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The brains of adulterous men are just wired that way, claims new study

A new study from Kyoto University in Japan has claimed men who chase after married women have an area of their brains that are wired for taking high risks, making them prone to adultery. While most men (70%) shy away from getting involved with a woman who they discover is committed to someone else, 30% of the men… Continue reading The brains of adulterous men are just wired that way, claims new study

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Never forsaken, never forgotten

Christians and their congregations worldwide are being opposed and persecuted in our day such as we haven't seen since Rome martyred our fellow saints in the arenas for sport. We still have a ways to go before things get that bad for us, although we seem to be approaching it quickly. Some of the persecution… Continue reading Never forsaken, never forgotten

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A triumphant praise in the midst of tragedy

Lamentations, in my opinion, is the saddest, most depressing book in the Bible. It is believed to have been written by the prophet Jeremiah, who gave an eyewitness account of the aftermath of the death, violence, destruction, and suffering that took place when Babylonian forces destroyed Jerusalem. Throughout it's verses, Jeremiah laments over how the Lord's… Continue reading A triumphant praise in the midst of tragedy

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5 reasons liberals promote gender bending in bathrooms

Let me start by saying there is no such thing as a transgender person. Based on the science of chromosomes, which the LGBT activists don't care about, a person is either XX or XY, female or male. This is how God designed it in the very beginning and set it as an unchangeable standard for… Continue reading 5 reasons liberals promote gender bending in bathrooms

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Keeping up appearances: is faking it really worth it?

Paul's ministry was genuinely godly in that his preaching of the gospel was backed by the Holy Spirit's power manifested in the miracles that happened, in the spiritual gifts that supported it, and in the praise music that accompanied it (e.g. when he and Silas sang in the Philippian prison). Yet for all that proof of… Continue reading Keeping up appearances: is faking it really worth it?