Strange Fire Q&A: How does God use false teachers and their heresies?

One hundred years ago, the modern Pentecostal movement was born. By October 2013 the Pentecostal movement has morphed into the Charismatic movement with its particular brand of false doctrine and had infected much of western Christianity and polluted quite a bit of Christianity abroad. The excesses of the movement include faith healing, reports of raising the …

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Discernment cannot survive without doctrine, and where there is doctrine, we need discernment

In 2007 a novel called "The Shack" by William P. Young was published. It is a novel about a father experiencing grief over the kidnap and murder of his 7-year-old daughter. He receives a personal invitation from "God" to meet at the very place where his daughter was killed, a shack in the nearby woods.The …

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Unity, disunity, and breaking fellowship- a real life tale

 I received an email the other day. It was from a long-time reader/sometime commenter.Hi there. Would you please be so kind and remove the comments (and my name) that I have made on your blog? I’d do it myself, but I don’t have the same email address anymore in order to do it. I also …

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Is doctrine important? Isn’t OK just to be a simple believer in Jesus?

I'm listening to the great Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones preach through a series called "Great Biblical Doctrines." I love doctrine. By it, I come to know Christ. Through living it, I manifest a Christlike character. Far from being "head knowledge" only, learning doctrine ignites my heart in love for Christ and to obey Him more fully …

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REPOST: Sayings and mottos that sound pious but aren’t. #1: "Let Go and Let God"

I posted this on March 31, 2014. I re-post it today.-----------------------------------------------------#2: "I don't use commentaries"#3 "I'm too humble to think that I could ever know what the Bible really means"#4: Pray Big Because We Have a Big God#5: He's so heavenly minded he's no earthly good.Jesus took issue with the Pharisees and Scribes because they …

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