In 1979, math teacher Jane Whaley and her former used car salesman husband, Sam, started Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale, North Carolina as co-pastors. Jane’s charismatic and seemingly caring personality quickly drew in people as the ministry focused on helping drug addicts and other down-and-outers. As the church grew by leaps and bounds, Jane’s… Continue reading Word of Faith church in North Carolina exposed as a cult
Opus Dei, the Roman Catholic secret society that publicly touts itself as a Catholic service organization, may be about to undergo some changes as Pope Francis I today expressed his condolences to its members over the death yesterday of 84-yr-old Bishop Javier Echevarria who led them. Echevarria headed the organization for approximately 20 years. Much has… Continue reading A new day for Opus Dei?
Some people in Christian circles would have us believe that the Book of Enoch was accepted as scripture by Christ’s followers when he started his church and that it was accepted as part of God’s word by Jewish saints before that. However, that is a falsehood. The leaders of both the Old Testament and New Testament church… Continue reading The confused, mixed-up books of Enoch
The gospel of Philip is part of a collection of books known as Gnostic gospels and the New Testament apocrypha. It was purported to be authored by the apostle Philip, one of the twelve disciples, when it was first discovered written in the Coptic language in Egypt in 1945, but the date of the writing… Continue reading An analysis of the gospel of Philip
“If the Bible is the foundation of our faith, here’s the problem. It is all or nothing. Christianity becomes a fragile house of cards religion. Christianity becomes a fragile house of cards that comes tumbling down when we discover that perhaps the walls of Jericho didn’t. When somebody … in archaeology class or historian …… Continue reading Creationist ministry exposes recent errors from Andy Stanley
I recently was drawn to re-read Jeremiah 23 and although much of it was a scathing yet encouraging prophecy for Israel, there are parts of it that speak prophetically to how we should handle the apostasy we are now in today as well as giving us a glimpse of what the Lord Jesus will do for Israel… Continue reading Jehovah-tsidkenu purifies just like fire and a hammer
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s recent statement of agreement with the Roman Catholic Church stressed, in their opinion, how vital it is to focus on unity and the common ground both bodies share instead of a preoccupation with doctrinal differences that they are slowly and quietly working on. Their ecumenical decision begs the question: which… Continue reading ELCA’s agreement with the RCC: is unity or doctrine more important?