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CRN has compiled a list of professing Christians to keep an eye on. The list contains churches, movements, organizations, groups, pseudo-Christian cults, heretics, apostates, false teachers, “frauds, phonies and money-grubbing religious quacks” that you’ll want to mark and avoid as per Romans 16:17-18 which says: I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

Paul warns in Galatians 1:7, “Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.” People who pervert the gospel will pay dearly. Here’s what false teachers are in for: “If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!” Galatians 1:9

Jude also deals with false teachers: “They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error; they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion.” Jude 11

In Matthew 7:15-20 the Lord Jesus gave His followers fair warning that we would recognize phonies by their fruits: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. Continue reading

Timidity and boldness

7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 (LSB) 

I remember a preacher who filled in for our Pastor one Sunday for some reason. I was about 15 or so at the time. He was an older gentleman with a big booming voice and a head full of white hair. He was so different from our preacher that I actually listened to what he said. I believe that the person from the Bible he was talking about was Isaac. I remember him commenting on the fact that he was timid or shy or fearful. In my mind I thought of that person as shy or bashful by the way he described him…. Continue reading

Deconstructing – But From What?

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Lia Thomas loses attempt to challenge worldwide swimming rules

“An increasingly large share of Americans believe that self-described transgender athletes should not be permitted to compete in sports leagues opposite to their actual sex.”

(Jordan Elliott – The Sentinel) Lia Thomas, a male who claims to be a woman, lost his attempt to challenge rules from World Aquatics banning self-described transgender athletes from competing against the opposite sex.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport remarked in their decision that the controversial former University of Pennsylvania swimmer lacks standing to challenge the World Aquatics policy on transgenderism, which prohibits male swimmers from competing against females. Continue reading

PCA Denomination Votes To Investigate Sarah Young’s Terrible Book ‘Jesus Calling’

“In a widely shared book review by Tim Challies, he explains most of the major problems with this book, with these two being the most prominent: “1. She speaks for GodFar and away the most troubling aspect of the book is its very premise—that Sarah Young hears from Jesus and then dutifully brings his messages to her readers. Jesus Calling makes the boldest, gutsiest, and, to my mind, most arrogant claim of any book ever to be considered Christian….

(Protestia) This is welcome news! Published in 2004 by the now-deceased Sarah Young, a member of the PCA, Jesus Calling has 45 million copies in print. It is one of the most recognizable devotional books in recent history…. Continue reading

A Warning to All Professing Christians

6 But the righteousness of faith says, ‘Do not say in your heart , ‘Who will ascend into heaven?'” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 or “‘Who will descend into the abyss?'” (that is, to bring Christ Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith, which we preach); 9 because if you confess Jesus as Lord with your mouth and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes resulting in righteousness and with the mouth one confesses resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone believing on him will not be put to shame.” (Romans 10:6-11 translated from the NA28 Greek text to English)

The Truth War is an ugly thing. Those attempting to dismantle Biblical truth and reform it to their own philosophies use tactics that could best be termed as deceitful. They accuse without any substance to their attacks. Their entire focus seems to be to muddy the waters and cast doubt using verbiage designed to discourage the warriors of the truth while confusing everyone else…. Continue reading

They Never Saw It Coming

How could such things be? What? You mean people don’t want unchecked Muslim immigration into Europe? Say it ain’t so, Joe! They don’t want their countries’ sovereignty chipped away by a lot of socialist wackos in the World Economic Forum—who despise the plebs and call them “useless eaters”?…

(Lee Duigan – News With Views) Leftists like to present themselves to us as The Smartest Persons In The World. We’re just a lot of racist hicks—no wonder they run rings around us. Continue reading

Number Of Children Who Died After COVID Shots Much Higher Than VAERS Reports Indicate

The Defender reviewed a sample of the “unknown age” child death reports in VAERS. “I have a dead 6 years old in my arms; Vaccine doesn’t work.” 

(Michael Nevradakis – Connecticut Centinel) Fetal deaths and miscarriages, sudden cardiac arrest, sudden death and suicides — these are some of the causes of death listed in reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) on children who received a COVID-19 vaccine. Continue reading

Don’t Believe the Fake News: Southern Baptists Did NOT Vote to Allow Women Pastors

“These belligerent churches are free to employ female pastors, but they are not considered to be in fellowship with the SBC if they don’t follow the rules, simple as that.” 

(Paula Bolyard – PJ Media) The headlines from the left-wing secular media were gleeful and celebratory:

Southern Baptist ban on women pastors fails in historic vote — The Tennesean

Southern Baptist Convention allowing women pastors after vote — KACO

Southern Baptists Fail to Pass Measure Banning Churches Banning Churches With Women Pastors — WSJ

Southern Baptists narrowly reject formal ban on churches with any women pastors — CNN

On and on it went with a parade of disinformation (don’t expect all those ubiquitous fact-checkers to call out the error). Continue reading

Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting

I posted this a year ago, but this morning during my devotional time, I read it again from my Morning by Morning devotional from Spurgeon and then handed it to my oldest Grandson to read. He is a believer. He is 15, very smart, and very athletic. After he read it I asked him if he understood about what it meant to be weighed in the balances and found wanting. He did understand it. It is such a blessing to be able to talk about spiritual and Christian maturity things with my grandson. Continue reading

Pride Decried

(Larry Sand – American Greatness) As the Library of Congress notes, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June.

An entire month?! Our mothers, fathers, and soldiers only get a day. And then there is the “pride” angle. I’m not sure who you have intimate relations with should be a source of pride any more than your height, weight, or shoe size should be…. Continue reading

Weird Alert! Bethel Pastor Invites Church to Perform ‘Prophetic Act’ and ‘Wallow’ Like A Pig

(Protestia) Chuck Parry is the Director of Healing Ministries at Bethel Church in Redding, California, and one of the primary teacher of the schools. According to his bio, his life is “marked by both faith and the miraculous” and he’s “seen the dead raised, food multiplied, storms move out of the way, the supply of heaven released through supernatural finances, and countless people healed and their lives transformed.”

Readers of Protestia will recognize him as overseeing Bethel Church’s healing schools which spent nearly two years shut down during COVID. Continue reading

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 (LSB) 

What is Spiritual Formation and Contemplative Spirituality? Are these just another term for Christian spiritual growth or “the way or method” that God has designed for His people to grow spiritually? Or are they totally different from what the Word of God teaches us? A clear-headed and Biblically-based study of Spiritual Formation and Contemplative Spirituality will actually reveal that they are being introduced into the visible church via deception…. Continue reading

There Are No Civilians in Gaza. Hamas are the civilians

“The latest Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research poll shows that 71% of Gazans support the Hamas atrocities of Oct 7 and 56% expect Hamas to win the war. 62% in Gaza are happy with the performance of Hamas during the war and 59% want Hamas to stay in power.”

(Daniel Greenfield – Front Page) Americans expected Osama bin Laden to be found in a cave in Afghanistan. In reality, he was living comfortably in a military town in Pakistan under the protection of local authorities. Similarly, Israeli hostages, including the four who were last rescued, have come home telling stories of being kept captive in ‘civilian’ households. Continue reading

BREAKING: Verdict Reached in Hunter Biden Trial

(Matt Margolis – PJ Media) Hunter Biden was found guilty on three felony charges for illegally buying and possessing a gun while addicted to crack cocaine. Federal law expressly makes it illegal for individuals using illicit drugs to possess firearms. He could face 25 years in prison and fines for the conviction.

The quickness of the jury’s return had most experts predicting a guilty verdict.

The outcome of this trial was hard to predict. Unlike the New York case against Trump, the evidence against Hunter Biden was substantial and incontrovertible…. Continue reading

US Fake News Misrepresents the IDF Hostage Rescue

“The NY Times presented the horror from the Palestinian viewpoint. It was “unimaginable.” Somehow, the fact that Hamas used them as human shields never came up. WaPo talked about the “wall of fire,” and CNN regurgitated the Times article.”

(Mary Dowling) Israel’s IDF rescued four hostages from Hamas control. They were kept in civilian residences. An IDF soldier and dozens of Gazans died during the rescue attempt because Hamas used their people as human shields. That is what happened. Continue reading

Genuine Christianity and Repentance with Joy

1 Therefore, I urge you brothers through the compassions of God to present your bodies as living, holy sacrifices, well pleasing to God, which is your spiritual service. 2 And do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may discern the will of God, that which is good and well pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:1-2 translated from the NA28 Greek text to English)

Deception is our enemy’s most powerful weapon. When a person is deceived into believing a lie they are not intending to participate in something that is wrong…. Continue reading

Tony Evans ceases pastoral ministry ‘due to sin,’ enters ‘time of spiritual recovery and healing’

(Baptist Press) In a statement  posted on the Oak Cliff Bible Church website, church leaders have announced that Senior Pastor Tony Evans has stepped away from his staff role at the church due to falling “short of the high standards of [S]cripture.” Leaders say the “difficult decision” was made with tremendous prayer and after multiple meetings with Evans and church elders.

“The elder board is obligated to govern the church in accordance with the [S]criptures,” said a statement on the church’s website. “Dr. Evans and the elders agree that when any elder or pastor falls short of the high standards of scripture, the elders are responsible for providing accountability and maintaining integrity in the church.” Continue reading

The Left Knows Leftism Doesn’t Work

“No one any longer claims that Christopher Steele’s dossier was factual. No one insists that Hunter Biden’s laptop was likely “Russian disinformation”, or that “Anonymous” was a courageous “top-ranking” administration official. All these hysterias, it is tacitly admitted, were cooked-up left-wing canards to emasculate the Trump candidacy and presidency.”

(Victor Davis Hanson – American Greatness) Do not expect the radical left to survey the wreckage of socialism and communism in history and accept that statism impoverishes people and erodes their freedoms. There will never be admissions by our elite that progressivism exists mainly for the acquisition of power by the utopian and virtue-signaling few, who ensure that they are never subject to the baleful implementation of their ideological agendas on the rest of us. Continue reading

Ex-CDC Director: Vaccine Mandates Were Not Based on Science

“We can criticize Chris Cuomo for his past vaccine bullying, and I have, but we need to appreciate the information he is willing to share now. We can say the same thing about Dr. Redfield.”

(Mary Dowling) As we reported, former CDC Director Robert Redfield dropped shocking news in an interview with Chris Cuomo nearly a week ago that the mainstream media chose to ignore and still barely notice.

This interview with Chris Cuomo is very important. Dr. Robert Redfield spoke about the origins and ongoing impact of COVID-19, including the role of U.S. and Chinese research in the virus’s development…. Continue reading

Biden His Time

“He told [ABC News anchor David] Muir he has known Putin for 40 years. Uh-oh. Evil Vlad is 71 and has run Russia for 24 years. So, how did Joe know him 16 years before that, as the dictator was essentially a spy? Camping trip to Siberia?”

(Bill O’Reilly) Some observations about President Biden’s interview in Normandy last week with ABC News anchor David Muir.  Since I, your humble correspondent, have interviewed six presidents, my take might be worthy.

Muir spoke as much or more than the President in the taped exposition…. Continue reading

Doctors’ Declaration Demands Stop to ‘Trans Treatments’ for Kids

(Catherine Salgado – P Media) A group of medical and health professionals are denouncing “the harmful approach” so much of the healthcare industry now takes to children confused about their biological sex. Damaging young people mentally and physically to help them pretend to be transgender is not evidence-based and should be rejected as a treatment method.

The Doctors Protecting Children Declaration, released this week by the American College of Pediatricians, presents a strong and well-researched argument against transgender so-called “treatments” for kids and teens…. Continue reading

There is no such thing as a new kind of Christianity!

3 As I exhorted you when going to Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may command certain ones not to teach a different doctrine, 4 nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the stewardship from God which is by faith. 5 But the goal of our command is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and an unhypocritical faith. 1 Timothy 1:3-5 (LSB) 

This blog has been online since 2006 and over the years I have tried to address all of the forms of “Christianity” that were in fact “Strange Fire.” How did we know they were “Strange Fire?” They did not line up with what God’s Word says His people will do as they serve Him. It is amazing how no matter how “new” the attacks on God’s truth are, the more they consist of the very same rebellion that is exposed throughout both the Old and New Testaments of Sacred Scripture. The arguments of those who propose “different doctrines” rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith expose hearts that are spiritually blind…. Continue reading

Transgender Nashville Christian School Shooter Wanted to Return Home and Kill Her Dad After Massacre

(Breitbart) Audrey Hale, the 28-year-old woman who believed she was a man and shot and killed six at a Nashville Christian school on March 27, 2023, wanted to return home after the attack and kill her father.

On Friday, Brian Wilson of 99.7 WTN afternoon radio released portions of an interview between Metro Nashville Police Department investigators and Hale’s parents, and the Tennessee Star published the transcript.

In the interview, police asked Hale’s father and mother if they were aware that Hale was fixated on transitioning and asked if she ever expressed homicidal tendencies. Continue reading

Prominent Expert: mRNA Nanoparticle Injections Are Bioweapons

(Mary Dowling) The Miami Independent, a Creative Destruction Media outlet, reported that Harvard-educated law professor Dr. Fancis Boyle provided an affidavit in a Florida case stating under oath that the COVID-19 nanoparticle injections and mRNA nanoparticle injections are biological weapons and weapons of mass destruction and violate Biological Weapons 18 USC § 175; Weapons and Firearms § 790.166 Fla. Stat. (2023).

Dr. Boyle isn’t just anyone. He wrote the 1989 Biological Weapons/Antiterrorism Act and is currently a professor of international law at the University of Illinois. Continue reading