July 23, 2021

51 Church organizations appealed to President Ramaphosa to meet unhindered and without statutory restrictions on the reasons for their meeting together.

by Marc Verhoeven

In their attempts to be relevant, many preachers, teachers, counselors, and writers promote a psychological perspective of life rather than a Biblical one.

by Lighthouse Trails Editors
March 29, 2021

Ten years ago, Roger Oakland wrote an open letter to evangelical pastors beseeching them to turn away from false teachings, complacency, and ecumenicalism and stand true to God’s Word in these last days. Although Roger is no longer in active ministry, his words and warnings are as relevant today as they were a decade ago – perhaps even more so.

by Nathan Jones
December 10,2020

The problem of evil is an age-old question. Many Atheists claim that the presence of evil and suffering has been their stumbling block when it comes to embracing theism or the Christian faith in particular.

by New Life Exchange
October 25, 2019

The mask of religion is rejecting the authentic power of God. We substitute form for substance and appearance for genuine godliness. We are satisfied with our external religion of which none are sufficient and all are rejected by God. None lead to eternal life.

by Paul Washer. Uploaded by A & Ω Productions
June 23, 2020

Many Christians claim that they will go to heaven but they look, talk and act like the world and their lifestyle will be the very thing that will condemn them on the day of judgment.

by Dr David Acuna 
March 28, 2008

A trauma surgeon describes the effect crucifixion would have had on the human body.

by Edmond Macaraeg
May 6, 2017

Decades after the death of the original apostles, a powerful politico-religious system systematically changed the biblical Sabbath and transferred such observance to Sunday, the first day of the week.

by Paul Benware
September 15, 2018

Many church members are saintly on Sunday mornings and secular the rest of the week. God is nicely compartmentalized and plays an insignificant role for most of the week.

by Dale Hurd
March 3, 2020

Martyr's Free Church in Edinburgh is part of the rich history of Christianity in Scotland. Today it's "Frankenstein," a bar that describes itself as a family-friendly venue but also a place for stag parties, bar top dancers and monsters.

by Marty Troyer

The following is a list of ways congregations, and more specifically you as a member of a congregation, can love any and all who walk through your doors.

by Amanda K. Fowler
July 17, 2017

Prioritizing marriage and family isn’t a bad thing. But a church environment that constantly reinforces the idea that marriage and children are both the ideal and the goal of life conveys an unbiblical message to everyone, not just singles.

by Ray Ungen

It is fair to say there has been a mystical revolution throughout the Western world over the last forty years. Whereas mysticism was once uncommon within mainstream society, it has now become accepted and normal.

by Henry M. Morris, PH.D.

Evolution has been called, "God's method of creation"; and the Genesis record of the six days of creation has been reinterpreted in terms of the evolutionary ages of historical geology.

by Tony Pearce
May 1, 2019

If Christians want to have true spiritual life, it is essential to acknowledge the debt they have to Israel and to repay that debt with love for the Jewish people.

by Bill Randles
June 25, 2019

The True Church and self indulgence are at odds with each other. Truth itself is authoritative and makes demands of us that we conform to it. Christian teaching on morality and ethics is also at war with the modern culture of self gratification, and self glorification.

by Howard Green
November 2, 2016

Once saved always saved and eternal security are subjects I’ve heard about in Christian circles for many years. I have noticed some people will use these terms interchangeably but there is a drastic difference between them.

by Ray Yungen
June 14, 2019

The Desert Fathers believed as long as the desire for God was sincere - anything could be utilized to reach God. If a method worked for the Hindus to reach their gods, then Christian mantras could be used to reach Jesus.

 by Jim Feeney, Ph.D.

Jesus’ Great Commission to the Church is often interpreted as just, “Go out and be witnesses for Christ.” Yes, it does say that and much more. There is a place for every Christian in the multi-faceted Great Commission in our day.

by Paul Benware

The purpose for this short series of articles is to inform us, or perhaps simply remind us, of some of those good reasons why the church of Jesus Christ is removed out of this world prior to the start of the coming time of tribulation.

by Lighthouse Trails Research
February 15, 2019

A historic interfaith covenant was signed in the Middle East on Monday. The signing of this covenant was done in front of a global audience of religious leaders from Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other faiths.

by Tony Pearce

Reports and surveys speak of a general decline of Christianity, especially in Europe, where society has adopted a secular life style and a multi faith diversity agenda that strongly rejects biblical Christian faith and practice.

by Tony Pearce
May 1, 2019

The New Testament does not put the blame on “the Jews” and certainly never even hints that succeeding generations of Jews should be persecuted on account of it.

by Dave Hunt

There is no question that Calvin imposed upon the Bible certain erroneous interpretations from his Roman Catholic background. Many leading Calvinists agree that the writings of Augustine were the actual source of most of what is known as Calvinism today.

by Roger Oakland

From a biblical perspective, we are living at a period of history that was prophesied thousands of years ago. The signposts are everywhere.

by Dr. Steven C. Riser

Freedom is not the right to do what you want, but the power to do what you ought.

by Michael Snyder
April 15, 2019

Have you ever wondered why most church services in America seem to be filled with lots of fluff and very little substance.

by Dr. Gregory Reid 
May 10, 2018

It is absolutely imperative that every experience we have, every “miracle” we witness, every supernatural manifestation, every dream, vision or revelation presented by someone else or experienced personally, is tested.

by Dr. Gregory Reid
August 11, 2018

So many Christians are bound by a “rapture mentality” that they have consistently failed to see the wolves at the gate. This is not about theology, but about being prepared. And we are not.

by Paul Benware
August 1, 2018

The great question for each is, 'am I religious or righteous?' There really is a big difference.

by One for Israel

Romans 11 teaches that Gentiles can be included and grafted in equally, alongside Israel. Ephesians shows how the Gentile believer is welcomed into a new home, one they have never been to before, but they are now warmly invited in as family.

by Michael Bradley

Do good works for the Lord, produce good fruit for the Lord, and you can then leave this life with absolutely no regrets and that you lived this life to its fullest for the Lord. And from there, God will highly and appropriately reward you for those good works and good fruit once you enter into heaven to be with Him for all of eternity.

by Camerin Courtney

I love the way God takes these little pieces of lonely and brokenness and weaves something beautiful. That's why whenever I find myself facing one of the tough parts of the single existence, I often pray for God to meet me there.

by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer

Let us note the command of God in Romans 11:31. It tells us clearly what our attitude in this age should be to natural Israel. We should have mercy unto them. And, my friends, mercy and anti-Semitism in any form do not live in the same household.

by John Stonestreet & G.Shane Morris
September 26, 2018

According to Andy Stanley we are not required to obey any of the commandments found in the first part of our Bibles. This a tragic misreading of the Scriptures.

by Jan Markell
September 5, 2018

Many people visit church after church only to walk away disheartened. Others are lifetime members of a church and have seen changes that left it unrecognizable — spiritually speaking.

September 1, 2017

Many churches are bringing a practice called SOZO into their ministry, at the peril of damaging the sheep and possibly shipwrecking their faith. SOZO Prayer is a technique based on psychology and used by so-called “inner healing ministries” sweeping churches today.

by Michael Houdmann

The New Apostolic Reformation, or NAR rallies around a particular set of biblical interpretations. Of particular distinction are the role and power of spiritual leaders, a literalist approach to spiritual warfare, and an overt interest in cultural and political control.

by Tony Pearce

Today the major problem for the believing church is that we are being too inclusive and allowing things into the church which should not be there – low standards of morality, counterfeit spiritual experiences and the ecumenical movement opening us up to merging with Rome and even with other faiths.

by True Discoveries

The 10 Commandments were known before Moses, and they are still important laws for all peoples today. The Bible shows that the Ten Commandments did not originate with Moses or in his time. Nor were they in any way limited only to the Jews.

by Compelling Truth

Nothing can be more important to a Christian than to know for certain that he or she is saved. In order to understand what it means to have faith in Jesus, we must first understand the nature of faith itself.


Nearly two thousand years after He came, we have a Jesus who is nearly devoid of any Jewish identity and a Church that is almost completely severed from its Jewish roots. And so today, we have a Jesus who is not recognizable to His own Jewish People as the Messiah of Israel - Jonathan Bernis

by Whitney Hopler

Keep God’s desire for the church to be a loving community in mind. Don’t settle for less, as far as it depends on you.

by Ray Yungen
March 7, 2018

Today, we are witnessing a paradigm shift from an emphasis on biblical doctrine to the experiential and the mystical. The consensus is becoming that it’s not so important what we believe anymore but what we do - namely that we need to experience God and get along with everyone. And this is where the Catholic Church comes in as it promotes oneness.

by Kevin Reeves and the Editors at Lighthouse Trails

a “New” Christianity now permeating the halls of Christian colleges, seminaries, evangelical churches, small groups, ministries, and organizations. We have compiled in this booklet common terms and their basic meanings to help uncover the true meaning behind some of the deceptive language of the “New” Christianity.

by Matilda C. Edwards

" not be conformed to this world.... Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good." Romans 12:2, 9

by Don Harkins
March 8, 2018

"Today the word Revival has largely lost its real meaning. Our present generation, never having witnessed the mighty movings of God in nationwide spiritual awakening such as has taken place in past generations, has little conception of the magnitude of such a "visitation".

by Following Jesus Christ
May 19, 2015

I do believe that Jesus has made it clear to all of us who truly seek Him in His word, that no one is designated for hell at the whim of God, and that everyone has an opportunity to recognize and choose the only One who can save us.

by Lighthouse Trails Editors
August 29, 2017

Unfortunately, Awana is continuing down the emergent road. Here are some examples:

by Lighthouse Trails Editors
March 18, 2016

With so much of the church heading into the contemplative/emergent camp, also known as the spiritual formation movement, what a tragedy it would be to see Awana being sucked into this also.

by Christian Institute
December 7, 2017

A Church of England church in London has come under fire for holding a joint birthday celebration for Jesus and Muhammad.

by Donna Jones

No matter what label dons the door of your church, one thing all churches can agree on is this: The church is meant to be a place where outsiders become insiders. Too often, well-meaning believers are simply unaware of how they’ve formed cliques.

by David Fiorazo 
October 4, 2017

Many have already been deceived as the Enemy has had success defining the terms of battle, and in many cases, redefining words. The Left has been promoting sin as normal, natural, and healthy, and when Christians speak up, it leads to charges of intolerance. If we do nothing, even more people will call evil good.”

by Howard Green

If you are carefully watching what is going on in media, entertainment, government, and sadly some ministries... you will discern that the tide of public opinion is rapidly turning against true Bible believing Christians. It is time for followers of Jesus to get ready for persecution in the West.

by Steven Kozar
March 8, 2017

The 'attractional' church model starts with the idea that "normal" church is unattractive and can't bring in new people, so exciting new ideas must be implemented in order to get people in the door.

by Chris Lawson
August 28th, 2017

The worship practiced at Taizé has attracted many people from different denominations. While many of the words found in Taizé worship music are words found in Scripture the Taizé songs and worship services themselves are centered around contemplative, ecumenical, and oftentimes emergent spirituality themes.

by Joe Crews

If the change of the Sabbath did not take place in the Scriptures or through the influence of the apostles, when and how did it happen? In order to understand this, we must understand what happened in that early church soon after the apostles passed off the stage of action.

by Roger Oakland
July 5, 2017

During the Reformation the reformers split from the Roman Catholic Church in an attempt to re-establish what they believed was a Bible-based Christianity. The reformers, and those who followed their lead, then faced what was called the Counter Reformation (by Rome) and were persecuted.

by Dr. David R. Reagan

The historical abuse of the Jews by the Church

by Gregory Reid
April 4, 2017

The church has opened the door to the New Age. What started out as just a crack has now become a wide open door. In just a few short decades, the walls of biblical discernment have been so completely torn down that the majority of church goers seem completely oblivious to the deception that has entered.

by Philippa Taylor
March 15, 2016

Each one of us holds to a particular worldview  which shapes our beliefs and ethics accordingly. Christian, Muslim, Jew, atheist, humanist, secularist - all of us have a right to be heard equally and respectfully in our democratic public forum and all ideas and arguments considered on their merits.

by Dr Peter Saunders
November 11, 2013

Joseph Fletcher believed that there are no absolute laws other than the law of ‘agape’ love, meaning that all the other laws are only guidelines on how to achieve this love, and could be broken if an alternative course of action would result in more love.

by T.A. McMahon

Those who profess to be Christians quite often have ideas about Jesus that are just as wrong as those people who are not Christians. Yet what is even more appalling is that an inquiry about Jesus today among those who call themselves evangelicals (Bible-believing Christians!) too often reveals "another Jesus" and a "false Christ." How does that happen?

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
December 26,2015

Christianity is experiencing an unprecedented boom on the African continent and now accounts for more than half of Africa’s total population, while Christian affiliation and practice continue to ebb in Europe, signaling a major demographic shift in global Christianity.

by David Cloud

Many people have walked into the Roman Catholic Church through the broad door of the “church fathers,” and this is a loud warning today when there is a widespread attraction to the “church fathers” within evangelicalism.

by McMahon, T.A.

Nothing in the history of the modern church has induced believers to abandon their faith in the sufficiency of God’s Word like the pseudo-science of psychological counseling. Most evangelicals are convinced that psychotherapy is scientific and is necessary to supply what is lacking in the Bible regarding man’s mental, emotional, and behavioral needs.

Uploaded by Tiara Forest
January 16, 2014

To God Be The Glory, performed by the Royal Albert Hall audience and stage choirs in 2012.

by Dr. Peter Hammond
November 7, 2016

The ANC government advocated a series of legislation that could pose some of the greatest threats to religious freedom and free speech ever seen in our country.

by Howard Green
September 13, 2016

The lights begin to dim and the crowd around you is energized as they all stand to their feet amid the laser lights, mood setting fog, and colorful swirling graphics on the walls. The music is a pounding force that begs your attention. As the singers belt out their anthem, they exhibit precise choreography as they move about on stage.

McMahon, T.A.
November 1, 2016

As noted in part one of this series, there is a coming world religion and it is advancing rapidly. One of the significant elements that expedites its growth is mysticism, which is a belief system that ultimately rejects teachings that involve objective laws, rules, requirements, obligations, dogmas, doctrines, and the like, in favor of subjective experiences and intuitive feelings.

by Living For Jesus Alone Ministries

Sanctification is the separation from anything contrary to the Word of God, or anything that can hold us back from God’s purpose for our lives. To put it clearly, separation from anything sinful that we had been indulging in prior to being saved.

by Bruce W. Davidson

Following the lead of people like Joel Osteen and Rick Warren, scores of religious leaders today preach therapeutic, motivational messages rather than expounding the text of any scripture. Subjective, postmodern religiosity has allowed skepticism into the evangelical movement, which was originally committed to biblical authority as the objective standard of faith.

Discovery Series

Why waste time thinking about something that sounds impossible? For that matter, why would we even want to run the risk of being thought of as someone who is out of step with society? Why give others an excuse to write us off as being different, impractical, self-righteous, or just plain naive.

deur Andre Bekker
Oktober 5, 2016

“Sê nou leiers is verkeerd, en homoseks is sonde, wat dan?” Was my vraag aan ’n baie bekende pro-gay terapeut in die NG Kerk geledere. Die antwoord op die vraag was: “as ek fouteer dan wil ek eerder fouteer aan die kant van liefde.”

by T. A. McMahon
September 29, 2016

According to the Scriptures, in the last days prior to Christ’s return a religion will appear that will deceive virtually the entire world into following it. It will be led by the Antichrist who will be worshiped as God.

by Chris Lawson
December 9, 2013

 It is no secret these days that Christian bookstore and ministry resource databases are often jam-packed with so - called Christian resources that are actually promoting anything but biblical Christianity. This is the primary reason for these three lists - to help warn and protect you, the reader, and to provide a quick reference guide.

by Warren B Smith
September 5, 2016

Leonard Sweet's mission is to help the church become more culturally relevant in the 21st century. However, as he attempts to walk the narrow line between the Gospel and the world, he frequently walks over that line into the false teachings of the New Age/New Spirituality.

by Ken Ham

How many Christians are really prepared to stand their ground when it comes to being bold for the Christian faith, especially in our culture that is increasingly turning against Christians and seeing them as the enemy?

by The Messianic Hebrew-Christian Fellowship Inc.

There are some in various Churches today who teach that God is finished with the Jewish People. It it's mild form, this unbiblical teaching leads to a false pride by Gentile Christians, and neglecting to share Messiah Jesus with the Jewish people. So, to balance that, we present this selection of Christian leaders, Reformers, Puritans and famous Evangelists, who read their Bibles and despite diverse theologies, recognize God's everlasting love and concern for His Jewish people.

by Dr. Susanna Kokkonen
April 26, 2013

All in all early Christianity, spearheaded by the early Church fathers, began to view Judaism as inferior to Christianity and Jews themselves as evil and cursed, unworthy of mercy and love. In essence, a Jew was regarded as worse than a pagan.

by Bill Muehlenberg
February 16, 2015

The hyper grace crowd preach the glorious truth of justification by grace alone, but then overlook the hundreds of imperatives found in the New Testament which urge these newly justified believers to work out this wonderful salvation by growing in obedience and holiness – sanctification in other words.

by Bill Muehlenberg
May 22, 2010

“This is the day of excusing sin instead of purging sin. An entire school of thought has developed justifying sin within the church and trying to prove that sin is perfectly normal, and therefore acceptable” -  A.W. Tozer

by David Dombrowski
July 25th, 2016

Jesus taught his disciples that in the last days, a time of mass delusion will come upon the earth. This is not only happening in the world, but it is happening in the church as well. It is shocking to see that doctrines and values formerly held sacred are now being discarded. Many Christian leaders today have replaced the reading and study of Scripture with having spiritual experiences or what Jesus referred to above as signs and wonders. In effect, multitudes of Christians are being led to believe that if they can have some type of spiritual experience or witness a miracle, that will bear more validity than the words of Scripture itself.

by Robert Morey     

In an age in which discernment is viewed as a vice and gullibility as a virtue, there is a price to be paid if one decides to be "picky" about what to believe and how to live.

by Marsha West
November 8, 2015

For a couple of decades there has been a big push by numerous evangelical leaders to incorporate pagan practices into the visible Church.  These unbiblical practices have their origins in Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, likewise the New Age movement. Through the writings of Thomas Merton, Basil Pennington, William Menninger and Thomas Keating these practices have been introduced into mainline Protestant churches as well as independent, nondenominational, charismatic and Pentecostal churches.

by Tottministries
September 2006

So how should we view Mr. Lewis? His ability to cut through the intellectual clouds and offer insightful analysis of human nature and our relationship with God perhaps has no equal. On the other hand, he was no evangelical. His theology is deficient at best in the key areas of Scripture and salvation. He believed in neither sola fide nor sola scriptura, the two battle cries of the Reformation. Those who read him must keep these things in mind, filter his teaching through the grid of Scripture and hold him to the same standards that we are to hold all others.

by Bert Farias

There are many struggles and challenges we face on the way to growth and maturity in our calling. The Lord has brought me through many such trials. With it has come understanding that I wanted to share with you. These secrets will help you enter into a settled and restful state of heart, where you are no longer striving. I hope they are a blessing to you, for they are written out of the pain of my own journey to maturity.

posted by Kamran Yaraei

by Miscellaneous News Source
January 21, 2016

More than half of evangelical pastors say Pope Francis is their brother in Christ. More than one-third say they value the pope’s view on theology, and 3 in 10 say he has improved their view of the Catholic Church.

by Chris Lawson
January 2012

In the Roman Catholic worldview global ecumenism is a tool that is being used in order to absorb all other churches, Christian movements, and denominations. All around the world, ecumenical movements and numerous religions are slowly joining with the Church of Rome. All are warmly embraced through “dialogue” except biblical Christians, who believe in justification by faith alone. The Roman Catholic Church refers to Christians who believe this as “Separated Brethren” who need to “come home to Rome” (i.e., Roman Catholicism).

by John Hendryx
January 1, 2016

There are some things that are non-negotiable, and by that I mean those things that make Christianity what it truly is. When Christians make a common confession assenting to the essentials of the Christian faith there is no room for negotiation.

by Roger Oakland
November 27, 2015

In 2014, Rick Warren was interviewed by Catholic T.V. network host Raymond Arroyo. I was very aware that Rick Warren was heading down the path toward Rome. But not until I saw this interview did I realize just how far he has gone in that direction.

by Herescope
September 29, 2015

Mysticism is a substitute for true spirituality, true Christianity. True Christianity is rooted in Truth, the Gospel of Salvation. Mysticism seeks God another way, not through the Cross of Christ. The irony about the rise of mystical practices in today's postmodern church is that in people's endeavors to attain a heightened spirituality they rely upon methods of the flesh that induce mental and emotional "highs."

by Lanette Irwin
October 20, 2015

The 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions was held October 15-19 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They estimated over fourteen thousand people attended this New Age (now called “interfaith”) convention. The Parliament of the World's Religions has an agenda and they are now very open about it. It is now an outright attack on the Christian church and the Word of God. They are not afraid to say that “an orthodox Bible believing Christian does not fit in our world nor will they be tolerated.”

by Richard Bennett    

Mysticism is an attempt to gain ultimate knowledge of God by a direct experience that bypasses the mind. The strong influence of Catholic mysticism has helped immensely to transform the New Age Movement from being merely a counter-culture sub-culture to becoming a new source of spiritual vision for the world. Catholic mysticism has very effectively and subtly invaded many facets of life without being recognized or critically examined. This has been actively promoted through self-help medical, educational and psychological programs employing methods such as meditation, philosophical programming, and self-hypnotic contemplation.

by Prof Johan Malan

The ideological transformation of South Africa’s government, universities and many of its churches, is part of a world-wide campaign against fundamental Christian doctrines. The constitutional and theological phasing-out of a profession of faith in the Triune God of the Bible and the exclusivity of the Christian faith, is a pre-condition for the introduction of the inclusive, multi-religious dogma of the antichristian New World Order.

by Pastor Jannie Viljoen

According to Augustin Vencer, evangelism must change from salvation as a personal and individual commitment to Christ, to a national transformation of society so that the kingdom of God can be established on earth. This false doctrine, that Christians must transform the world morally, take control, and establish the Kingdom of God so that Christ can return, is the very basis of Transformations, which is another name for Dominionism or Kingdom Theology.

by Following Jesus Christ
September 18, 2014          

This was in response to a friend who once had a powerful ministry that dealt with intense sin through the love, mercy and truth of Jesus Christ….but he was ultimately shamed and bullied into denying the eternal word and placing worldly friendships and short-term acceptance by this sick and dying planet, over the everlasting truth of the Living God.

by Pat Zukeran

We are all familiar with traditional cults such as the Mormons and the Jehovah's Witnesses. There are, however, other groups with cultic characteristics that do not fit the same profile as the traditional cults. Sometimes called "abusive churches" or even "Bible-based cults," they appear outwardly orthodox in their doctrinal beliefs. What distinguishes these groups or churches from genuine orthodox Christianity is their abusive, cultic-like methodology and philosophy of ministry.

by Roger Oakland

Biblical Christianity is under attack like it has never been before. We are not only on a “slippery slope”—Christianity is ready to fall off the cliff. As Jesus asked in Luke 18:18: When the son of man cometh, will he find faith?

by Pastor Anton Bosch
July 23, 2015

In the confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal we find a graphic demonstration of the difference between the true fire of God and the lack of fire in false revival.Many of the techniques of the prophets of Baal are still repeated in churches today. “Christian TV” abounds with those who claim revival, miracles and a move of God, but it is all smoke and mirrors and no fire.

by Chris Lawson
August 5, 2015

As more and more churches and Christian movements are being boldly deceived into embracing occult principles wrapped in Christian terminology, the discerning believer in Christ must not remain silent!Desiring to educate the local body of Christ about the necessity of biblical discernment in such times, this audio message was given at an informal small group study where Chris formerly served for 10 years as a fellow church planter and pastor.

by Philip Vander Elst

The common assumption that science contradicts religion can be illustrated either from your own personal experience, if this is relevant, or by quoting the words of atheistic scientists, philosophers or journalists. Richard Dawkins, for example, has described the idea of God as “a very naïve, childish concept”, and similar comments have been made by many other Darwinian scientists.

by Matt Slick

Yes it is intolerant.  In fact, it is very intolerant to say that Jesus is the way the truth and the life and that no one can get to God except through Him. It is intolerant because there is a hell and Jesus, who is God in flesh, who died for our sins, has made the only way to forgiveness a reality.

by Berit Kjos

This chart is an attempt to answer those who judge Christians by the atrocities committed in the name of "Christianity" through the ages -- including our own times. Those wars, persecutions, and cruelties had little to do with Biblical Christianity. They had everything to do with man's greedy, power-hungry human nature which seeks its own ways rather than God's. The ungodly expressions of our human nature may change from culture to culture, but the result is usually the same: the people imagine a god that fits their new cultural wants and values, and they learn to see this distortion of Christianity as the true church.

by David W. Cloud

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an international ecumenical union of roughly 340 denominations in 120 countries representing more than 500 million professing Christians (including the millions whose only Christian testimony is that they were baptized as infants). What are the goals, philosophies, and heresies of the WCC? Read this book and find out.

by Daryl Evans

The Bible clearly shows us that the “church” is not a structure or building but rather a body of believers. The Bible emphasizes the fact that followers of Jesus must regularly meet together.  Choosing a church is one of the most important decisions that one can make in one's life. Your church, in many ways, helps to shape who you are and your relationship with God. So where do we begin?  How do I choose?

Daniel Rodger

“Christianity is just a psychological crutch!” This is one of a group of common accusations framed against Christianity, which is why it is so important to examine and distinguish if there's any truth in it. Is Christianity just a crutch for the weak, unintelligent and scared, or is it far more than that?

by David Cloud
Updated August 18, 2008

Many people have walked into the Roman Catholic Church through the broad door of the “church fathers,” and this is a loud warning today when there is a widespread attraction to the “church fathers” within evangelicalism. The Catholic apologetic ministries use the “church fathers” to prove that Rome’s doctrines go back to the earliest centuries. The contemplative prayer movement is built on this same weak foundation. The late Robert Webber, a Wheaton College professor who was one of the chief proponents of this back to the “church fathers” movement, said: “The early Fathers can bring us back to what is common and help us get behind our various traditions ... Here is where our unity lies. ... evangelicals need to go beyond talk about the unity of the church to experience it through an attitude of acceptance of the whole church and an entrance into dialogue with the Orthodox, Catholic, and other Protestant bodies”. The fact is that the “early Fathers” were mostly heretics!

by McMahon, T.A.
March 1, 2007

Last month, in part one of this series, we quoted the Apostle Paul speaking about how Christians would view doctrine in the time prior to the return of Christ for His church: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy:4:3,4). Obviously, biblical doctrine will not be looked upon favorably. The implication is that doctrine will be regarded as rather burdensome, something that Christians of the future won’t want to “endure.”

by David Wilkerson

A gospel of accommodation is creeping into the United States. It's an American cultural invention to appease the lifestyle of luxury and pleasure. Primarily a Caucasian, suburban gospel, it's also in our major cities and is sweeping the nation, influencing ministers of every denomination, and giving birth to megachurches with thousands who come to hear a nonconfronting message. It's an adaptable gospel that is spoon-fed through humorous skits, drama, and short, nonabrasive sermonettes on how to cope—called a seeker-friendly or sinner-friendly gospel.

Joseph G. Matter
December 03, 2014

During the days of Nazi Germany there arose a Confessing Church movement that rose against the German Church movement, which became the religious arm of the Fascist Nazi Socialist movement. Of the 18,000 pastors in Germany during that time (from 1933 to 1945), less than 5,000 were aligned with the Confessing Church. Hence, only a remnant held fast to the biblical position with about half of the churches conforming due to political and societal pressure.

by NTEB News Desk
December 3, 2014

There is a hardcore, full-court press happening right now to unify all Christian denominations under the banner of the Roman Catholic Church, and the charge is being led by none other than apostate pastor  and Chrislam founder Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California. Warren has a purpose driven plan to break down and destroy the Christian church, and unite the pieces with Rome.

by Dave Hunt
February 1, 2014

One must first enter upon the Christian life by faith in Christ in order to begin to “live by faith.” Paul exhorts us, “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him”. And how did we receive Christ? As helpless, hopeless sinners who could do nothing for our own salvation but had to look entirely to Christ to save us. In that same attitude of unworthiness and complete dependence upon God for His grace and upon Christ to live His life through us, we live by faith the Christian life.

by Dave Hunt

Christ raised a solemn question. If we believe Christ's coming could be soon, then we are living in the very time of which He spoke-a time when the faith would be in more danger of disappearing than ever before! Have we grasped the significance of our day and our individual responsibility to proclaim without compromise God's truth and to defend the faith?

by David Dombrowski
Editor at Lighthouse Trails

We never dreamed in all our years as Christians that there would ever be such blatant heresy as we see in the organized Christian church today. Years ago, we would never have imagined that anyone would be given the green light to stand in front of a congregation and deny the atonement of Jesus Christ. Yet this is exactly what is happening in the emerging/progressive/contemplative “church” as well as in some of our Bible colleges and seminaries.

by David Fiorazo
May 1, 2014

Many people wonder what has happened to our country. Out of frustration, some ask questions on social media about the moral decline in America: How did we get here? When did the erosion of our biblical values begin? How did we reach this point where this people, a nation under God, failed so miserably to keep His commandments and be effective witnesses for Christ?

deur Slabbert le Cornu

Hy is egter 'n veel gevaarliker antichris, veral as jy 'n 'leermeester' is, omdat ons as leraars, waar ook al, binne of buite die kerk, 'n groter verantwoordelikheid het.

deur Bibleguidance

In sy artikel oor Jesus Christus en sy evangelie (Die Ou Dominee en Ek) neem dr. Abel Pienaar van die Renaissance Gemeente in Pretoria verskeie standpunte in wat lynreg met Bybelse sienings in botsing is.

deur Sentrum vir eietydse  spiritualiteit

2 Timoteus 4:3 want daar sal 'n tyd wees wanneer hulle die gesonde leer nie sal verdra nie, maar, omdat hulle in hul gehoor gestreel wil wees, vir hulle 'n menigte leraars sal versamel volgens hulle eie begeerlikhede.

deur Slabbert le Cornu
Julie 27, 2013

Ons lewe nou in tye waar om God se Woord te betwyfel, om die vastigheid van gereformeerde belydenis te verwerp, om skrifkrities met die Skrif om te gaan, om die Evangelie self te bevraagteken, ‘n groot deug geword het.

by Ben Rast

According to Bible prophecy, there will be a great apostasy from Christ’s church. Are we in such an apostasy now?  Sadly, it seems evident that we are.  Sound biblical teaching is slowly being usurped by doctrines that place inclusiveness above truth.

by Henrietta Klaasing
December 11, 2010

Nowadays, challenges within Reformed Churches to Biblical teachings are widespread. This book, just published (in Afrikaans), describes how liberal and humanistic trends, including evolution, are undermining the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa.

by McMahon, T.A.

The “seeker-friendly,” or “seeker-sensitive,” movement currently taking a host of evangelical churches by storm is an approach to evangelizing through application of the latest marketing techniques.

by Paul Proctor

Have you heard? There's a new Jesus in town and he brings with him a NEW gospel message. It is a message that teaches a permissive kind of love...a love called "tolerance"...a love that hears no evil, sees no evil and frankly never brings evil up for discussion lest the offenders become the offended. Discussing the evil in our world -- that is, the sinful nature of man -- is a risky venture nowadays, especially for any Christian or church seeking to be loved and accepted BY that world.