About Marsha West

Marsha West is the owner and managing editor of Christian Research Network, Apprising Ministries (the late Ken Silva’s blog) and On Solid Rock Resources. She is also co-founder of Berean Research. For two decades Marsha was the owner and managing editor of Email Brigade website as well as the EMB News Report, a bi-weekly email report for conservative people of faith. For many years Marsha was a regular contributor to several blogs including CRN, RenewAmerica, News With Views and Web Commantary as well as popular websites she no longer endorses: American Family Association, Worldview Weekend, Stand Up For The Truth, The Christian Post and Christian Headlines. Although Marsha still blogs, her primary focus is CRN. Marsha also writes Research Papers (White Papers) on various topics that are published on CRN, Berean Research and On Solid Rock Resources. Visit Marsha’s other sites: On Solid Rock Resources https://www.onsolidrockresources.com/ Berean Research http://bereanresearch.com Apprising Ministries http://apprising.org Marsha’s RenewAmerica Column http://renewamerica.com/columns/mwest Marsha’s Facebook Page http://facebook.com/marsha.west.77

An Update On Dr. Brown’s Investigation into the Bentley Scandal (And It’s Bananas)

Back in 2008 I wrote several articles on Todd Bentley’s shenanigans during the Lakeland Outpouring. People from all over the world showed up at the event in Florida, there to witness “a move of the Holy Spirit.” But as it turns out, the Third Person of the Trinity was a no show at the Lakeland Outpouring. According to 2 Cor 11:14, “…even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.” That weekend Satan’s minions came disguised as the Spirit of God. Sadly, most attendees, who were largely charismatics, were fooled into thinking that a counterfeit holy spirit was the real deal. 

In Bam Bam Bam said the False Prophet I pointed out that a growing number of professing Christians are biblically illiterate; thus, they’re becoming more and more gullible. I say that because thousands of people actually believe that Todd Bentley is a prophet and a healer (they also believe he’s a family man…lol). But the truth is, Bentley is nothing more than a third rate charlatan, a false prophet, false teacher, in the words of the Lord Jesus, he’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing…. Continue reading

Retail Giant Amazon Selling Children’s Book with Satanic Sigils to Summon Demons

If that one book isn’t enough, Amazon also suggests you purchase another book for your kids titled Demon and Devil Stories for Kids: Sixteen Short Stories About Demons and Devils for Children. The description also reads: “Sixteen short stories about demons and devils are selected from several popular books for children. These tales are designed to be fascinating reading for young children.”

(Steve Warren – CBN)  If you thought thousands of witches casting “binding spells” on President Trump and his administration was bad enough, here’s one that may shock and disgust you even more.  Continue reading

4 Feminist Lies That Are Making Women Miserable

In this excellent article, Suzanne Venker adroitly shoots down the feminist lie that career success is more fulfilling than marriage and family. Venker recommends that women who wish to win the game of life, as she puts it, must flip their priorities—put love and family, not work, at the center. Good advice for women who are not Christians. But for the Bible believing Christian woman, the key to a truly fulfilled life is making God #1, the love of family #2, work #3….and everything else will fall into place. These priorities also apply to Christian men – God, family, work.

In this piece over at The Federalist, Suzanne Vinker reveals what she believes are 4 feminist lies that are making women miserable: Continue reading

Kanye West to join Joel Osteen at Yankee Stadium for ‘America’s Night of Hope’

“In November, West, 42, husband of reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, spoke to a crowd of about 16,000 people at Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston during an interview with Osteen from the stage.”

(Fox5)  Grammy winner Kanye West will reportedly reunite with mega church pastor Joel Osteen for a religious service, this time at Yankee Stadium.

The wildly popular Osteen will bring his “America’s Night of Hope” tour back to the Bronx on May 2, 2020, reports TMZ…. Continue reading

Why should we pray if God has planned all things?

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7

In a way that’s a form of a bigger question that sometimes people who ask that question don’t ask, which is, “If God has planned all things, why should we do anything?” And we understand that what we do as Christians we do for a variety of reasons. Continue reading

Pete Buttigieg Slams Pro-Lifers: They ‘Ignore Science” and Just Want to “Punish Women’

To quote just one authoritative human embryology textbook:  “Human development begins at fertilisation when a sperm unites with an oocyte [ovum] to form a single cell zygote. This highly specialised, totipotent cell marks the beginning of each of us as a unique individual.”

(Steven Ertelt – LifeNews)  Pro-abortion Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg blasted pro-life laws during a campaign swing in Alabama this week. He attacked the pro-life legislators behind a law the state legislature approved this year that would protect women and unborn children from abortion. Continue reading

Is Christmas Pagan? You Decide.

“Just because pagans used a day, an object, or a symbol for their wicked practices hundreds or thousands of years ago does not mean those days, objects, or symbols carry the same meaning today. Think about the way a mere word can change meanings in such a short time.”

(Michelle Lesley)  If you’re a Christian, you might have heard the anti-Christmas rumblings on social media, or maybe even in real life: Christmas has pagan origins…Santa’s elves started out as demons…the Roman winter solstice celebration of Saturnalia morphed into Christmas…Mithras…Krampus…the “naughty list” about the origins of Christmas goes on and on. Are these things true? Should Christians celebrate Christmas? Continue reading

A Whole lotta ‘Christian’ bestsellers are unfit for Christian consumption

(Marsha West – Christian Research Network)  Sadly, “Christian” book sellers line their shelves with books that are clearly unbiblical. Books that put a positive spin on New Age spirituality, Eastern mysticism, LGBTQ+ issues and so forth are available through online Christian outlets as well as their brick and mortar stores. I think it’s safe to say that pseudo-Christian publishing houses has to be one of if not the largest suppliers of outright heresy that exists today.  Oddly, these organizations and the outlets that distribute for them are responsible (or should I say irresponsible) for much of the apostasy we’re witnessing in the visible Church. This is principally because these money-making enterprises offer false teachers a platform for spreading really really bad theology. As an example, folks shopping for something as important as a Bible will find one in every color, shape and size.  That in and of itself is fine.  But they’ll also find Bibles offering translations that supposedly are “accurate” “up-to- date” and “easy to read.”  I say supposedly because many Bible translations are highly unorthodox and unfit for Christian consumption. Tragically, it’s the unorthodox Bibles and other reading material that lead undiscerning souls into false teaching. Continue reading

Is It Better To Die?

After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. Job 3:1

In this chapter we find that Job asks three very poignant questions. The first one is, Why was I ever born? Job hopes his birthday will be forgotten. He is looking back to the day of his birth, and, although he cannot change it, he is saying, May its anniversary be ignored. Let it be a day that is darkened; let no one rejoice in it. Let it be a day of cursing instead of blessing. The reason for Job’s outcry is this was the day he was born, the day that produced him. You can see at this point how his life has become so miserable that he longs for death. Even all that he has enjoyed in the past seems of no value in the face of this tremendous anguish that he must endure. Continue reading

New Video Surfaces Showing that Al Mohler Fully Subscribes to Critical Race Theory

“[D]rawing from the Critical Race Theorist Jarvis Williams and his book, Removing the Stain of Racism from the SBC — says that slavery is a “stain” on the denomination that it will carry for ever until Jesus returns. This is an outright denial of the power of the gospel to remove the stain of sin.” 

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) In a video posted on Vimeo between Al Mohler and several of his protégés at Southern Seminary, during part of the panel discussion, Mohler opens up and fully embraces Critical Race Theory and applies it to the Southern Baptist Convention. Continue reading

Professor Forced out at Baptist Seminary for Sharing Biblical Views on Sexuality and Sex Abuse

According to Lopez, his supervisors cited opposition to him from the and the Southwestern administration….

(Capstone Report)  A prominent professor at Southwestern Baptist has been dismissed from the well-known seminary for his position on same-sex relationships and his advocacy for victims of same-sex abuse. Professor Robert Oscar Lopez, who is formerly gay and an abuse survivor, has written multiple books on the topic including and The New Normal: The Transgender Agenda. Continue reading

Pawns for Godless Climate Extremism

“Am I suggesting mankind has absolutely no impact on the planet? No. Am I saying it’s impossible for humans to harm or improve the earth? Nope. But we need to look to God as the source of truth, keep things in perspective, do what we can responsibly, and stop obsessing over what we cannot control.”

(David Fiorazo) Greta Thunberg was the answer to one of the clues on Jeopardy last night. Up to this point, I’ve tried ignoring the teenage climate activist from Sweden – but Jeopardy? She has arrived! Continue reading

By Grace Alone Through Faith Alone

“By grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8)

Understanding that sin makes us thick-headed, unwilling to accept certain truths when they receive minimal emphasis, the biblical authors repeat foundational doctrines so that they might penetrate our hearts and minds. The man-made religions of this world prove that without the work of the Holy Spirit, people think that they are basically good and can contribute something to their salvation. This strips glory from God and gives it to us, for if we can do even one thing to merit salvation, then we deserve some credit. All belief systems except biblical Christianity encourage us to believe that we contribute to our salvation, even if they deceitfully assert otherwise. Continue reading

ACLU Tweets for International Men’s Day: Transgenders ‘Who Get Pregnant and Give Birth Are Men’

“If the ACLU prevails, it will demand that a man identifying as a woman be allowed to sleep in the same room as abused women at an overnight shelter. It will demand that high school boys identifying as girls be allowed in the girls’ shower. And it will demand that any male identifying as a female be allowed to take a female’s place on a women’s sport team, or on the winner’s podium.”

(Heather Clark – Christian News)  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently posted a tweet supportive of women who identify as men in recognition of International Men’s Day. Continue reading

Disassociating Paul from Jesus

“At the turn of the twentieth century, the church faced a form of theological liberalism in which theologians sought to disassociate Jesus and Paul. Although the driving factors in the theological liberalism of the twentieth century were somewhat different from our current ecclesiastical controversies, the method and desired end were strikingly similar. Attacks on the organic unity of Scripture led professors at Princeton Theological Seminary to proffer some of the greatest arguments for the defense of the unity and progressive development of the canon of Scripture.”

(Nicholas T. Batzig – Feeding On Christ)  By means of sophisticatedly crafted statements on social media, certain prominent voices in the evangelical wing of Christendom have revealed their penchant for pitting Jesus’ ethical teaching against that of the Apostle Paul…. Continue reading

Rosaria Butterfield Promotes Sam Allberry’s Theology, Catholic Priest Who Says God is Gay and Occultic Scholar

“Rosaria Butterfield’s hospitality theology, many of her themes and mantras, the framework for the entire SSA celibate queer movement as well as many of the talking points over at Living Out and Russell Moore’s ERLC SSA panels are regurgitations of that blasphemous Roman Catholic priest, Zen guru, Marxist, queer theologian, Henri Nouwen.  So who is this man?”

(Diane Gaskins) Whenever one mentions the topic of homosexuality around conservative Christians, they are usually met with “Have you listened to Rosaria Butterfield? She is holding the line on these issues.” Not being one who relishes an argument, I often sigh inwardly to encounter these comments. I get it. I followed Butterfield as a fan for a time, have read all her books, and have listened to dozens of her lectures and interviews. Over the past few years, however, I have grown increasingly disturbed by a closer examination of what Rosaria Butterfield is actually saying, and particularly by the overt and covert messages in her most recent and highly acclaimed book, The Gospel Comes With a House Key. Continue reading

The Biblical Evidence for Hell

Would a loving Jesus really teach about hell? Yes, and so does every New Testament author. Let’s consider what they teach.

Hell in Matthew

In the Sermon on the Mount, often known for its emphasis on love and the kingdom, Jesus teaches the reality and nature of hell (5:20–30; 7:13–27). In Matthew 5:20–30, Jesus contrasts hell with the kingdom of heaven and warns that hell is a real danger to unrepentant sinners. The fire of hell, the justice of hell, and the extreme suffering in hell are particularly stressed. The unrepentant are warned to use extreme measures to avoid being cast into it by God. Continue reading

ABC Broadcasts Pop Music From Hell

The Hell theme continued with 17-year-old songstress Billie Eilish, who offered her song “All the Good Girls Go to Hell.” It begins with the words “My Lucifer is lonely.”

Brace yourself…

(Brent Bozell & Tim Graham – Townhall)  ABC aired The American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 24, and the big surprise was that none of the featured pop stars launched into a political diatribe about the horrors of the Trump era. The shock factor was reserved for one of the most vicious assaults on God ever projected by Hollywood. Continue reading

Hillsong Phoenix Hosting Roman Catholic Speaker in January 2020 along With Francis Chan

“The idea of the conference is to bury the distinctions between biblical Christianity and other false churches, particularly the Roman Catholic Church and the New Apostolic Reformation — nothing new for Chan.”

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  In January, Hillsong Phoenix will be hosting the Alpha Conference 2020 which will feature such ecumenical false teachers as Francis Chan and a Roman Catholic priest from the Archdiocese of Halifax, James Mallon. Continue reading

Apologia Church Saved Private Clergy-Penitent Recordings, Then Released Them to Punish Critics

[U]nbeknownst to Hurd, the church was secretly recording his call, even though they knew that the discussion of sin would be the topic of conversation, an unconscionable thing for a church to do. Not knowing he was recorded, Hurd even eluded to the alleged sins of others, who did not agree to have their sins divulged to the elders, and certainly not to the world at large.

(JD Hall – Pulpit & Pen)  Imagine you had a private conversation with ordained clergy, confessing your sins. Then imagine those clergy members secretly recorded that call and later chose to anonymously put that info online in order to punish you. Continue reading

Martin Luther On Confession: Tell Your Brother His Fault ‘Between You and Him Alone’

Now we have heard all the things which ought to be considered here, except confession. Of this we shall speak now.

In the first place, there is a confession which is founded on the Scriptures, and it is this: when anybody committed a sin publicly or with other men’s knowledge, he was accused before the congregation. If he abandoned his sin, they interceded for him with God. But if he would not listen to the congregation [häuffen], he was cast out and excluded from the assembly, so that no one would have anything to do with him. And this confession is commanded by God in Matthew18:15, “If your brother sins against you (so that you and others are offended), go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone.” Continue reading

Sin and Our Relationship to God

Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.”  – Psalm 85:10

Atonement is central to Christian theology, and without the cross we do not have Christianity. Much of the New Testament is devoted to explicating what happened on the cross of Christ, and the atonement was necessitated by the problems that sin brought to our relationship with God (Rom. 3:21–26). To understand the atonement, therefore, we must first understand how our transgressions affect our relationship with our Creator. Continue reading

Hallmark Channel Under Assault by Race Hustlers and LGBTQ Cult, ‘Too White’

“But in a culture that values offensive sex acts, profanity, and violence overall, the Hallmark channel is doomed. The diversity activists will never be satisfied until everything white people like is canceled, including white people themselves. And they will eventually get their wish because white people in America will become a minority in the not-too-distant future.”

(Megan Fox – PJ Media)  Every Christmas season, it appears we have to endure listening to the race hustlers and the gay patrol complain about the one channel left in America that does not partake in envelope-pushing. The Hallmark channel really is the last known entertainment that does not engage in the culture wars by pushing “diversity” for the sake of pleasing the agitators and instead focuses on its demographics; white moms and grandmas…. Continue reading

Higher Education Union: Anyone Can Self-Identity As ‘Black, Disabled, LGBT+ or Women’

We’ve all seen it coming—once you open the door to “self-identification” based solely on feelings, anything goes. If a man can identify as a woman and legally be considered a female (and vice versa), despite his male biology and chromosomes, then anyone should be able to self-identify simply based on personal feelings, regardless of biology or fact. That’s exactly what the world’s largest higher education union is arguing.

(Ken Ham – Answers In Genesis)  This United Kingdom-based union, the UCU, announced that “anyone should be able to identify as black ‘regardless of the colour of their skin or background.’”…. Continue reading

Why Are So Many Christians Paralysed by Fear and Compromise?

“The other side keeps winning because we are far too fearful and willing to compromise. We keep putting up the white flag of surrender when we should be resisting and trusting God. We are involved in a full-scale Satanic attack, and only the full armour of God will suffice here.”

(Bill Muehlenberg – Cultural Watch)  The other side keeps winning because we live in fear, and too easily capitulate

I know of entire churches and denominations that have caved and capitulated to the world, to the militants, and to the activists. And there are many parachurch groups and Christian businesses doing the same. And plenty of individual Christians are following suit as well. Continue reading