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Apologetics

Issue 7 Evolution and Man: Creation, the Fall, and Redemption

Issue 12 Liberal Christianity: The Danger of Man-Centered Theology

Issue 23 New Age Miracle: How New Age Thinking Negates The Biblical Definition of Miracles

Issue 24 God's Truth in an Age of Lies, Part 1: What The Bible Means by "The Truth"

Issue 25 God's Truth in an Age of Lies, Part 2: The Challenge of Pluralism

Issue 32 The Lure of Paganism, Part 1: The Danger Christians face in a Pagan World

Issue 33 The Lure of Paganism, Part 2: The Earth Goddess

Issue 36 Why Technology Cannot Save Us: The Human Problem is Sin; Not a Lack of Knowledge

Issue 38 Heresy and Choice: How Pluralism and Choice Take us Away From God's Revealed Truth

Issue 50 The Tyranny of False Causes: Explaining the Complexity of Cause and Effect and Relating it to God's Sovereignty

Issue 90 Calamities and God’s Judgment: What Can We Learn From Natural Disasters?

Issue 106 Global Warming, Blind Faith, and Global Delusion: A review of Taken by Storm – The Troubled Science, Policy, and Politics of Global Warming by Christopher Essex and Ross McKitrick

 
Biblical Exegesis

Issue 51 May it Never Be!: Ideas that Paul Abhors

Issue 60 From Wretchedness to Glory: Sanctification Explained from Romans 7 and 8

Issue 65 Greater Works than These: Exegesis of John 14:12

Issue 72 The Prayer of Daniel: An Exposition of Daniel's Prayer in Daniel 9 with Applications

Issue 76 Carried by the Comforter: An Exposition of Romans 8:14 that Shows what "Lead by the Spirit" Really Means.

Issue 94 Discernment in an Age of Deception: Defining the Believer's Biblical Call to Judge

Issue 99 Discerning Discernment: The Meaning and Significance of Hebrews 5:12-14 In the Christian’s Call of Discernment

Issue 115 Why the Human Will Cannot Overcome Sin: A Study of Paul’s Commentary on the 10th Commandment

Issue 122 The Gospel as the True Armor of God: Deliverance from Demons as Transfer of Dominion

Issue 126 Dining with the King: Jesus Dines with Sinners: How Banquets Reveal Salvation or Judgment

Issue 131 Rescued, Transferred, Redeemed and Forgiven - Exposition of Colossians 1:13,14

 
Christian Discernment

Issue 30 Why the Church Lacks Discernment, part 1: Why Discernment is not Subjective

Issue 31 Why the Church Lacks Discernment, part 2: Pragmatism

Issue 114 Oprah Winfrey Promotes Pantheist Eckhart Tolle: How Biblically Illiterate America is Being Deceived

 
Christian Sanctification

Issue 20 Forgiveness - God's Remedy for Human Failure: The Need to Receive and Give Forgiveness

Issue 22 Affliction, Discipline and Sanctification: God Will Sanctify All Whom He Saves

Issue 28 Lawlessness, Legalism and Sanctification: Explaining What the Bible Means by Lawlessness

Issue 29 The Necessity of Regeneration: Understanding the Biblical Doctrine of Regeneration

Issue 44 Sanctification and Discipleship: Christian Options? Understanding the Biblical Doctrine of Regeneration

Issue 45 "For Thy Name’s Sake": The Promise of Holiness

Issue 56 God's Vessels of Salvation: Trusting the "Foolishness" of God

Issue 60 Walking By the Spirit: The Means by Which Christians Grow in Grace

Issue 62 The "W.W.J.D.?" Phenomenon: Evangelism or Liberal Ethical System?

Issue 84 Means of Grace: God's Provision for Our Salvation and Sanctification

Issue 102 Entering True Sabbath Rest: Understanding the Christian’s Relationship to the Sabbath

Issue 111 Monvee—The New Evangelicalism about Me: Spirituality Without Boundaries

Issue 119 Donald Whitney and Spiritual Disciplines: A Review of John Ortberg's The Me I Want to Be

Issue 130 How God Changes Lives: Understanding Means of Grace

Issue 132 Oswald Chambers: Personal Piety Combined With Flawed Theology

 
Emerging Church

Issue 87 Emergent Delusion: A Critique of Brian McLaren, A Generous Orthodoxy

Issue 104 Rob Bell's Abstract Elvis: A Critique of Velvet Elvis

Issue 104b Rob Bell Undefines Holiness: By Making Everything "Holy" Bell Makes Nothing Profane

Issue 116 "Undefining" God's Mission - The Emerging Church "On a Mission from God"

Issue 118 Ideas Have Consequences A Partial Paraphrase and Review of Modern Fascism by Gene Edward Veith

 
Eschatology

Issue 27 The Millennial Hope and the Church: Pre-Millennialism Defended In Church History

Issue 77 A Solution to the Problem of “This Generation” in Matthew 24:34

Issue 100 Cracking the "Code” of Preterism: A Review of Hank Hanegraaff’s “The Apocalypse Code” and a Refutation of Preterism

Issue 100b“This Generation” and its Preterist Exegetical Misuse: How Preterists Misinterpret Matthew 24:34

Issue 108 Hyperdispensationalism and the Authority of Christ

Issue 126 Dining with the King: Jesus Dines with Sinners: How Banquets Reveal Salvation or Judgment

 
False Anointing

Issue 5 The Anointing and the Christian: Beware of False "Anointed Ones"

Issue 63 Antichrists and The Antichrist: Exposing False "Anointed" Ones

 
False Apostles and Prophets

Issue 66 Apostles and Prophets and the Foundation of the Church: Bibilical Exegesis that Proves that Only the New Testament Apostles are Authoritative

Issue 66b The New Apostolic Reformation: A Warning About Latter Day Apostles

Issue 67 John the Baptist and Prophets to Nations: Bibilcal Evidence that Between John the Baptist and the Two Prophets in Revelation there are no Prophets to Nations

Issue 67b The Pitfalls of False Prophets: Why the Predictions of Errant Prophets are Worthless

Issue 71 Colossian Heresy, Part 3: How Rick Joyner's Claimed Visit to Heaven is a Direct Example of the Colossian Heresy

Issue 103 The Roots and Fruits of the New Apostolic Reformation: Exposing the False Teachings of C. Peter Wagner and Bill Hamon

Issue 107 Mike Bickle and International House of Prayer: The Latter Rain Redividus

 
False Inner Healing Teachings

Issue 11 Inner Healing: How God Heals the Soul

Issue 79 Theophostics: Unbiblical Teaching Wedded to Mystical Experience

Issue 96 Healing of Memories or Cleansing of the Conscience?: The Roots of False Healing of Memories Teachings

Issue 131 Rescued, Transferred, Redeemed and Forgiven - Exposition of Colossians 1:13,14

 
False Teachers in the Church

Issue 4 The Balaam Syndrome: False Teachers in the Church

Issue 53 Charles Finney’s Influence on American Evangelicalism: Exposing Charles Finney's Heretical Teachings

Issue 72B Book Review - The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life by Dr. Bruce H. Wilkinson

Issue 124 An Invasion of Error, a Review of Bill Johnson's "When Heaven Invades Earth"

Issue 129 When A False Teacher Calls America "Israel": A Review of The Mystery of the Shemitah by Jonathan Cahn

Issue 128 The Dangers of the Cosmic Christ: A Review of The Coming of the Cosmic Christ by Matthew Fox

Issue 132 Oswald Chambers: Personal Piety Combined With Flawed Theology

 
Gospel Issues

Issue 13 The Gospel of Jesus Christ: The Power of the Gospel

Issue 42 Revival, The Cross and The Narrow Gate: Warning about False Revivals That Lack the Message of the Cross

Issue 73 The Demise of Gospel Preaching in the Modern Evangelical Church

Issue 74 The Gospel and Roman Catholicism: What Roman Catholics need to Hear about the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Issue 88 True and False Unity: How Gospel Preaching and Bible Teaching Produces True Unity

Issue 101 How Pietism Deceives Christians: The Errors of Elitist Teachings in the Church

Issue 122 The Gospel as the True Armor of God: Deliverance from Demons as Transfer of Dominion

Issue 123 Cursed by Works or Blessed by Faith

Issue 131 Rescued, Transferred, Redeemed and Forgiven - Exposition of Colossians 1:13,14

Issue 130 How God Changes Lives: Understanding Means of Grace

Issue 126 Dining with the King: Jesus Dines with Sinners: How Banquets Reveal Salvation or Judgment

 
Mysticism

Issue 54 Visiting Heaven and Hell: Why the Claims of Afterlife Experiences are not Reliable

Issue 61 Chasing Subjective Religious Experience: A Critique Tommy Tenney's The God Chasers

Issue 81 The Discerning of Spirits: The Objective, Biblical Means to Discern Spirits

Issue 82 The Dangers of Divination: A Biblical Explanation of Divination and Why It is Forbidden

Issue 83 Contemporary Christian Divination: The False Claims and Practices of Christian Mystics

Issue 91 The Dangers of Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Disciplines: A Critique of Dallas Willard and The Spirit of the Disciplines

Issue 97B What Shall We Practice?: Wrestling with Brother Lawrence’s Concept of “Practicing the Presence of God”

Issue 98 The Problems with Personal Words From God : How People Become False Prophets to Themselves

Issue 99 Unbiblical Teachings on Prayer and Experiencing God: How Mysticism Misleads Christians

Issue 111 Donald Whitney and Spiritual Disciplines: Spirituality Without Boundaries

Issue 119 Christian Dream Interpretation?

Issue 120 Romantic Panentheism, a Review of One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

Issue 125 Toxic Devotion, a Review of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Issue 128 The Dangers of the Cosmic Christ: A Review of The Coming of the Cosmic Christ by Matthew Fox

Issue 127 How Neo-paganism Deceives the World and the Church: Why Nature Religions Predominate

Issue 132 Oswald Chambers: Personal Piety Combined With Flawed Theology

 
Postmodernism

Issue 16 Perpetual Infancy Part 2: The Errors of Postmodernism

Issue 118 Ideas Have Consequences A Partial Paraphrase and Review of Modern Fascism by Gene Edward Veith

Issue 120 Romantic Panentheism, a Review of One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

Issue 128 The Dangers of the Cosmic Christ: A Review of The Coming of the Cosmic Christ by Matthew Fox

 
Psychology and Counseling

Issue 8 Biblical Counseling, Part 1: Why Psychology Cannot Heal the Soul

Issue 9 Biblical Counseling, Part 2: Getting to the Root of the Problem

Issue 10 Biblical Counseling, Part 3: Applying Biblical Solutions to Biblically Defined Problems

Issue 17 Self-esteem, the New Christian "Virtue": Why Self-esteem Teachings are False

Issue 19 "Performance Orientation": How False Psychological Teachings Contradict the Bible

Issue 21 A Christian Identity Crisis?: Neil Anderson's False Teachings Exposed

Issue 11 Inner Healing: How God Heals the Soul

Issue 79 Theophostics: Unbiblical Teaching Wedded to Mystical Experience

Issue 96 Healing of Memories or Cleansing of the Conscience?: The Roots of False Healing of Memories Teachings

Issue 115 Why the Human Will Cannot Overcome Sin: A Study of Paul’s Commentary on the 10th Commandment

 
Scripture Alone Issues

Issue 6 "God Has Spoken": The Authority of the Bible

Issue 15 The Danger of Perpetual Infancy: The Need To Study Scripture

Issue 16 Perpetual Infancy Part 2: The Errors of Postmodernism

Issue 41 King James Only?: Refuting the False Conspiracy Theories of King James Only Teachers

Issue 57 The Whole Counsel of God: We Must Teach What Christ Commanded to be Taught; Not What People Consider "Relevant"

Issue 59 Common Errors in Biblical Interpretation Exposed: Ways the Scriptures are Often Misinterpreted

Issue 62 Bereans and Traditions: A Warning Against Parochialism

Issue 65B Allusions of Grandeur: The Benefit of Reading the New Testament in Light of the Old

Issue 75 God's Will and Christian Liberty: Explaining God's Revealed Will and God's Providential Will

Issue 95 The Prophetic Calling of Every Believer: Understanding Prophecy in the Church Today

Issue 97 God’s Revealed Will: Understanding God's Boundaries

Issue 102 True and False Binding and Loosing: How False Teachings Add to or Substract From What God Has Said

Issue 105a Why Evangelicals are Returning to Rome: The Abandonment of Sola Scriptura as a Formal Principle

Issue 121 Spiritual Gifts, Revelation and the Local Congregation

Issue 132 Oswald Chambers: Personal Piety Combined With Flawed Theology

 
Seeker-Sensitive and Church Growth Issues

Issue 18 Self-esteem, the New Christian "Virtue" Part 2: Robert Schullers New Reformation

Issue 37 Why Ecumenism Cannot Produce the Unity of the Faith: The Biblical Definition of the Church Shows Ecumenism to be Futile

Issue 56 Robert Schuller and The Seeker Sensitive Church: The Roots and Fruits of Robert Schuller's Verstion of Theological Liberalism

Issue 80 The Gospel: A Method or a Message?: How the Purpose Driven Life Obscures the Gospel

Issue 85 Redefining the Church: The Church Growth Movement's Unbiblical Definition of the Church

Issue 86 “Church Health Award” From Rick Warren or Jesus Christ?: A Study of the Seven Churches in Revelation

Issue 89 Faulty Premises of the Church Growth Movement: Rick Warren, Robert Schuller, Donald McGavran, and C. Peter Wagner Mislead the Church

Issue 119 Monvee—The New Evangelicalism about Me: A Review of John Ortberg's The Me I Want to Be

 
Spiritual Warfare

Issue 1 Binding and Loosing, Part 1: False Spiritual Warfare Teachings

Issue 2 Binding and Loosing, Part 2: False Spiritual Warfare Teachings

Issue 26 God's Truth in an Age of Lies, Part 3: Spiritual Warfare - The Truth vs The Lie

Issue 40 Are Christians Cursed?: Exposing Marilyn Hickey's False Teaching on Curses

Issue 48 The Dishonoring of God in Popular Spiritual Warfare Teaching: Refuting the Bad Theology Espoused by Spiritual Warfare Teachers

Issue 68 Generational Curses: Biblical Answers to Questions Raised by the phrase "visit the inquities to the third and fourth generation"

Issue 69 Colossian Heresy, Part 1: Exegesis of Colossians 2 that Identifies the Nature of the Colossian "Philosophy"

Issue 70 Colossian Heresy, Part 2: How Colossians Warns Against Spiritual Elitism and False Spiritual Warfare Teachings

Issue 78 How Deliverance Ministries Lead People to Bondage: A Warning Against the Warfare Worldview

Issue 109 False Spiritual Warfare Teachings: How the Church Becomes Pagan

Issue 122 The Gospel as the True Armor of God: Deliverance from Demons as Transfer of Dominion

Issue 131 Rescued, Transferred, Redeemed and Forgiven - Exposition of Colossians 1:13,14

Issue 134 Two-Domain Theology: How We Escape Satan's Dominion

 
Systematic Theology

Issue 34 The Lure of Paganism, Part 3: The Promise of God's Presence

Issue 35 ". . . and They did not Repent": The Biblical Doctrine of Human Depravity

Issue 39 Heresy and the Doctrine of Christ: One's Relationship to the Person of Christ Revealed in the Bible is Essential

Issue 46 The Baptism in the Holy Spirit: A Careful Study of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as Found in Acts

Issue 47 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Showing That Spiritual Gifts are Not for New Revelations and Have Not Ceased

Issue 49 Hebrews 6:4-8 on Apostasy: Can True Christians Commit Apostasy?

Issue 52 Honoring God: A Systematic Explaination of Christian Doctrines

Issue 58 The Foreknowledge of God: A Critique of Greg Boyd's Open Theism

Issue 64 The Hebrew Lament and the Problem of Evil: How God Answered Biblical Characters Who Asked about Evil and Human Suffering

Issue 92 Free Will or the Bondage of the Will: Definitions are Critical

Issue 93 Recovering Reformation Theology: Rejecting Synergism and Returning to Monergism

Issue 115 Why the Human Will Cannot Overcome Sin: A Study of Paul’s Commentary on the 10th Commandment

Issue 126 Dining with the King: Jesus Dines with Sinners: How Banquets Reveal Salvation or Judgment

 
Word of Faith Heresy

Issue 3 Little "gods"?: Correcting Word of Faith Heresy

Issue 14 Physical Healing and the Atonement: Is it Always God's Will to Heal Now?

Issue 43 Saul, the Choice of the Carnal Minded: Why Carnal Minded People Choose Bad Leaders

Issue 55 Job’s Comforters Revisited: How Health and Wealth Teachers Harm the Flock

Issue 130 How God Changes Lives: Understanding Means of Grace

Issue 131 Rescued, Transferred, Redeemed and Forgiven - Exposition of Colossians 1:13,14

 
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