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Beth Moore Teams Up With Joyce Meyer for LoveLife 2016

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Beth Moore, the preacher highly promoted by Southern Baptists’ Lifeway Christian Resources, is headlining Joyce Meyer’s LoveLife Women’s Conference this year. Joining Moore will be Hillsong Word-Faith ‘pastor,’ Christine Caine, and Kari Jobe, the worship ‘pastor’ at Robert Morris‘ Gateway Church. Moore, who has for several years boasted of repeatedly and prophetically hearing the words of God (source link), recently started a television show on Trinity Broadcasting Network, which is sponsored by the Southern Baptist book retail outlet, Lifeway (source link). All three with whom Moore will be sharing the stage have at least two things in common. First, all three of Moore’s …

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Podcast: The Fist of God?

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On this episode of P&PP, JD answers a few sincere questions regarding various topics, and then pro-Beth Moore hate mail. He dedicates the program to a pulpiteer who recently passed away and then discusses the “fist of God” shown in the sky and another article from Charisma Mag. Then, he talks about Jonathan Merrit’s defense of Russell Moore and a chapel speaker at SWBTS explaining how to receive revelation from God. As always, you can listen above or download and listen by clicking the links below.  

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Women in the Draft: Will the Evangelical Intelligentsia Now Turn on Marco Rubio?

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“…we need to note—and this is what is essential to the Christian worldview—that we should not interfere with anything that would tamper with or compromise a culture’s ability for women to fulfill what is made very clear in Scripture, and that is the primary responsibility in the home and clear patterns of responsibility in the church.” R. Albert Mohler, Februay 3, 2016. Since the beginning of the 2016 presidential election cycle, Marco Rubio been the candidate of choice for the Evangelical Intelligentsia. Rubio recevied the tacit endorsment of ERLC President Russell More when the two co-authored an op-ed piece in …

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Strange Fire at SWBTS: Chapel Speaker Encourages Students to Receive Direct Revelation

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Ted Kitchens recently delivered a sermon at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), in which he explained to students how they could hear the voice of God. Kitchens is the senior pastor at Christ Chapel Bible Church. He called the idea that we hear the voice of God only in Scripture, “practical deism.” Kitchens taught/said the following… He heard God’s voice, saying “They were not audible whispers. They were spiritual whispers.” A pastor has two jobs. One is to lead people. The other is the listen to the voice of God. God is constantly speaking, all the time. You have to hear God’s voice …

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Podcast: Maybe the Worst Sermon Ever

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On today’s program, JD answers a sincere question about racial unity and the Gospel, and then critiques what very well may be the worst sermon EVER As always, you can listen above or download and listen from SermonAudio or iTunes by clicking below.

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Left-Leaning Southern Baptist Insider Defends Russell Moore

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“Every gang-banger will be produce ten people who say they were someplace else while all of this happened.” Carl Winslow, Family Matters, Born to Mild, Season 3, Episode 9 Religion News Service correspondent, Jonathan Merritt, published an article on his Faith and Culture blog this week entitled “Does Russell Moore really represent Southern Baptists.”  Merritt published his piece in the wake of a stringent editorial criticism of ERLC President Russell Moore that was penned by Will Hall of the Louisiana Baptist Message.  Hall’s article was also picked up by the Georgia Christian Index (both the Message and the Index are official …

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Strength to Stand? Scott Dawson Dehydrates and Rebrands

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Last May, Pulpit & Pen published an article entitled Ergun Caner: The Best at What He Does about the scheduling of disgraced Christian evangelist and apologist, Ergun Caner, to speak at a teen youth camp put on by the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association.   Despite leaving his job as President of Brewton-Parker College amidst allegations of racism and sexual misconduct, Caner was invited by Scott Dawson to speak at his Hydrate Youth Camp.  Not only did the Pulpit & Pen publicize this unfortunate and inappropriate invitation but it exposed to the general public Dawson’s practice of offering a bounty to Youth …

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Beth Moore Predicts God Will Unite All Sectors of Christendom

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Pulpit & Pen has been covering evangelical darling, Beth Moore, for quite some time. While taking a lot of heat last year for claiming that God gave her a vision that Christians and Roman Catholics would be united, she has kept her head low and gone under the radar. Moore has been criticized for embracing Word of Fath pastrix, Joyce Meyer, and partnering with her for speaking engagements. She regularly preaches to crowds that include men, having no regard for the biblical role of women in the church. Yet, Beth Moore, a Southern Baptist, has taken on a new show …

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Perry Noble Compares Himself to Barnabas in Trying to Restore Driscoll

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Perry Noble has put out a video in support of Mark Driscoll, using the account of Barnabas’ “restoration” of John Mark to ministry (which is an interesting retelling). In the clip, Noble compares himself and Driscoll to Barnabas and Mark. Other claims include… Yes, Driscoll did some bad things “back in 2002” but you probably looked at porn last night Driscoll has apologized and “said sorry” (which he did…to Joel Osteen). If you can find an apology from Driscoll regarding everything else at Mars Hill, please contact P&P. Driscoll has hurt people, but so have you. There are 3.5 billion unreached …

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SBC’s Lifeway Goes All-In on Lady Preachers

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Barnabas Piper, the celebrity pastor’s troubled son-turned-blogger-turned Lifeway employee, hosts a podcast brought to you by “Lifeway Leadership.” Lifeway is a Southern Baptist owned entity, widely known for the grossly unhealthy selection of scandalous Word-Faith, anti-Trinitarian, Prosperity Gospel, Omen Interpretation, Astrology and Mysticism books at their retail chains. Pulpit & Pen has produced audio evidence of Lifeway selling Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen and even “Gay Christian” propaganda behind the counter upon special request (kind of like how video stores sell pornography). Barnabas’ show is co-hosted with Todd Adkins, and is entitled 5 Leadership Questions. To be clear, this show is …

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Tavner Smith: God is spirit, can’t do anything on earth without a body.

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In one of the most ridiculous, blasphemous sermons I’ve ever heard preached in my entire life, Tavner Smith, pastor of Venue Church, says that God has no legal authority to do anything on earth. He says that because God is spirit, he can’t fix anything in the world without man. He compares God to a demon, stating that This is why spirits possess people, because they need a body. He rants on for quite some time about God’s inability to function in the world without the physical use of man. I guess he doesn’t understand that God created the Heavens …

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Podcast: Affinity Based Churches

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On this episode, JD answers some sincere questions about charismatic gifting, about the Spirit leading to the knowledge of truth, and then discusses several articles in relation to Russell Moore and how finally some Baptists are getting in. He sticks up for an elderly gentleman who was berated by an SBC employee. Then, JD discusses “Gamer Church” and the affinity based church model. As always, you can listen above or download and listen from SermonAudio or iTunes by clicking the links below.

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Pastors ‘Decree and Declare’ the Favor of the Lord on ‘President to Be Clinton’

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Last week, Hillary Clinton visited Mother Bethel A.M.E. church in Philadelphia, where she addressed a group of about 50 black pastors from around the country. During this meeting, the ministers laid hands on her in a prayer, in which they “decreed and declared” the favor of the Lord on her, while she stands there bobbing her head and repeating the words along with the others…acting all like she believes in God, or something. Decreeing and declaring is an unbiblical practice that is gaining ground in Word of Faith circles, and creeping into evangelical churches. It is based on a misunderstanding …

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An Unchanging, Modest Church

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This quotation from Thom Rainer was found on the multi-site church track of the upcoming Exponential Conference. You know, multi-sites. That thing emphasized by Paul in his first epistle to the Gazarenes as a model for church growth. Anyway, this quotation from Rainer is at the multi-site track of the Exponential Conference, which hosts speakers from charismatic Calvinists like Matt Chandler and JD Greear to circle-praying Mark Batterson to Hillsong’s Brian Houston to Lifeway’s Ed Stetzer. The conference, according to its website, is … a growing community of leaders committed to accelerating the multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities. We champion …

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Rubio, Candidate of Both Political and Evangelical Establishment

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The Political Establishment  Last night’s caucus in Iowa can be summed up by one term; anti-establishment. A majority of Iowans chose to support one of two candidates that the Republican political establishment absolutely despises. The first is a billionaire whose real-life persona actually exceeds his caricature in outrageousness. The other, unlike the former, has actual long-time convictions and seems to have some vestige of a soul. Cruz’s entire, short career in political office has bore witness of those convictions and he’s acted accordingly, and some would say, has acted with reckless abandon in a head-strong, undiplomatic and brash git ‘er done attitude. Cruz, like him or …

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Jesus Speaks To Little Girl in Star Wars – Gets Baptized in SBC Church

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Immanuel Baptist Temple, a Southern Baptist Church in Henderson, KY, has posted the testimony of a 10-year-old girl who was converted upon talking to Jesus in her bed after seeing a Star Wars movie. My family went to watch Star Wars, and I started thinking about Jesus … I started thinking that salvation is sorta like the movie Star Wars, because in Star Wars, there is a light side and there is a dark side, and there are two leaders for each. So far, yes, this sounds exactly like salvation and the Gospel. She continues, I usually don’t compare things, …

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Southern Baptist Employee Insults Elderly: “Glad You Left the SBC”

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Last week, the Louisiana Baptist Message, an official publication of the Louisiana Baptist State Convention, posted an editorial titled “Does the ERLC Represent the SBC?” With a growing laundry list of concerns about the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission (ERLC), it’s no wonder that more and more people are waking up to the damage that’s being done. Many are seeing the dangers of this unchecked institution that’s leading the Southern Baptist Convention into a new era of social justice and theological liberalism, and people are speaking out. In the comments section of this editorial, an interesting exchange took place–an exchange that …

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Podcast: Strip Club Church

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On this episode of P&P, JD answers several sincere questions from concerned Southern Baptists and on a few other matters, discusses Glenn Beck praying at a Ted Cruz event, the Pope saying if you don’t help the poor you’ll go to hell, and then in a Crazy Prophet Segment, a clip from the founder of a Strip Club Church. As always, you can listen above or download an listen from SermonAudio or iTunes by clicking the links below.

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An Open Letter to Daniel Patterson, ERLC Chief of Staff

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Editor’s Note: Below is an open letter from a concerned elderly Southern Baptist laywoman. She has written to me several times regarding her growing concerns with the direction of the Southern Baptist Convention, and the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission, in particular. The following is a letter that she sent to Daniel Patterson, the Chief of Staff at the ERLC. She has asked us to publish this letter in the hopes that it will be received as intended–as a genuine appeal to the leadership of our denomination to acknowledge the dangerous slope in which we have been sliding down. ——————- …

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The Beck Lies: Mormon Leads Prayer to False God at Ted Cruz Campaign Office

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“I have prayed for the next George Washington. I believe I have found him (in Ted Cruz).”  Glenn Beck The Iowa caucuses are nigh.  On Monday February 1st, voters in Iowa will gather together to decide what Republican and Democratic candidates to put forth for the 2016 presidential election.  The final poll before Monday’s caucuses shows GOP hopeful Senator Ted Cruz trailing front-running GOP candidate Donald Trump by 5 points.   In such a tight GOP race, endorsements from conservative luminaries are to be coveted.  Such an endorsement is exactly what Ted Cruz received from popular political pundit, Glenn Beck, just …

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Rachel Held Evans Appointed to White House Council, Congratulated by ERLC Fellow

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Rachel Held Evans, who left evangelicalism in April of 2014 to join the gay-friendly Episcopalian Church because evangelicals believe too much of the Bible and stuff, has been appointed as a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Other appointees are a female and pro-gay United Church of Christ impastor and a United Methodist Church pastor who is also, obviously, pro-gay. For why Rachel Held Evans is demonstrably lost, Google. It shouldn’t be that hard. But who was Held Evans congratulated by? Well, she was congratulated by her good friend and Southern Baptist ERLC research fellow …

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Tim Keller’s Three Steps To Making Jesus Your King

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Pastor Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church has come out with a three-step plan to making Jesus your king. Before I tell you what they are, I’d like to remind you that this is the pastor that believes in evolution, and who’s members like to leave his congregation for the Roman Catholic church. His three steps, as he posted on Facebook are: trust him, obey him, expect great things from him (because apparently his work on the cross wasn’t “great” enough) My first reaction to this would be that Jesus is not someone that we need to make our king. …

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Greg Laurie Pronounces Roman Catholic, Marco Rubio, Saved

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Evangelical pastor of Harvest Church, Greg Laurie, is the latest in a string of evangelicals who have declared the devout, professing Roman Catholic, Marco Rubio, a genuine believer. The trend started when the SBC Company Man™, Dave Miller, posted a video of Marco Rubio giving his conversion to Catholicism testimony at a political rally and declared him saved. Following that, the domino effect began, and Wayne Grudem, Thomas Kidd, Russell Moore, and many others followed suit. These ridiculous declarations are being made despite the fact that Marco Rubio has stated that he “fully understands Catholic doctrine,” and he is “fully theologically …

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An SBC Paper Finally Questions Russell Moore

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The Baptist Message, the newspaper of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, has published an editorial from Will Hall that echoes much of the concern we’ve been bringing to you for about two years now. Unless things have changed at the Baptist Message from when Kelly Boggs used to run the newspaper, nothing is printed without the explicit approval of David Hankins. Hankins is arguably the chief agitator in that wing of the SBC, and at the helm of what is arguably the most corrupt state convention trustee systems in all the convention (source links). Nonetheless, Hankins’ paper publishing this editorial marks the …

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Podcast: Pay Me for Mentoring

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On this episode of P&P, JD addresses comments made by Dr. White on a recent Dividing Line and then, Thom Rainer’s “Platinum Mentoring Plan” for 249.95 a month. As always, you can listen above or download and listen from SermonAudio or iTunes by clicking the links below.

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Thom Rainer Will Mentor You…For $249.97 a Month

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For $249.97 a month, you can receive the “Platinum Mentoring Package” from Lifeway CEO, Thom Rainer. Lifeway Christian Resources, a book-selling empire owned by the Southern Baptist Convention, is known widely for selling scandalous resources like Word-Faith literature, anti-Trinitarian products, Roman Catholicism, mysticism, and even gay-Christian propaganda. Never fear, though. Rainer is prepared to pass on the leadership secrets that make Lifeway a success to you. Rainer has posted articles on mentorship at his website for years. From those posts, come the following nuggets of truth: Mentoring works best when it is built on the foundation of prayer… My relationship with …

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Matt Maher is Not Saved, Stop Singing His Music In Church!

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Modern Evangelicals are happily embracing a deceptive evil, and letting it creep into their churches. The evil is a counterfeit gospel, a counterfeit Christianity. The evil is the Roman Catholic Church, and it’s creeping in unawares, especially to young and impressionable minds, through worship music. Particularly, a Catholic singer named Matt Maher has become strikingly popular in Evangelical worship. With the compromise of today’s Evangelical leadership, this should come as no surprise. Al Mohler once said he believed that there would be millions of Catholics in heaven. Other Southern Baptists are declaring confessing, professing Roman Catholics saved (See here, and …

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Charismatic SBC Pastor Embraces Book of Mormon

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A Southern Baptist pastor from Independence, Missouri, has embraced the Book of Mormon and vouches for its doctrine. This is according to the pastor, Lynn Ridenhour. Ridenhour is a “licensed Baptist minister” and “had a marvelous conversion experience to the restoration gospel as proclaimed by Joseph Smith” according to his blog. He has a PhD from the University of Iowa and has taught at Liberty University. He has also been involved with the “charismatic renewal” since 1972 and runs the WinePress Publishing Company. Ridenhour writes… The two go hand in hand, really–Protestant doctrine and the Book of Mormon. They’re not …

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Who is Killing the SBC?

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Or who is killing the SBC? It’s Dave Miller. No, not that Dave Miller because he’s awesome. This Dave Miller. The Company Man™. That’s who is killing the SBC. Well, not really The Company Man™ per se. To us at Pulpit & Pen, Miller is just an archetype. He’s an exemplar. He’s the quintessence, the embodiment, the epitome of something else. The Company Man™ is just an illustrative device, like Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky, whose sum total of what he represents is greater than his parts. He is the walking, breathing, blogging talisman of sycophancy whose ineffectual, epicene fingers grip tightly the throat of our …

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Podcast: Dead Baby Photos – Right or Wrong?

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JD answers some sincere questions about a church singing ‘Ave Maria’ and what to do about it and a few other topics, then addresses abortion, the holocaust, and posting dead baby pictures in social media. Then, a downgrade segment. As always, you can listen above or download and listen from SermonAudio or iTunes by clicking the links below.

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Pastor Given A Vision to Sell Multi-Level Marketing

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Bill Nissen is the pastor of Harvest Life Christian Fellowship in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The church website gives a valuable disclaimer, “If you are looking for a traditional Church experience where you attend, listen to a [sic] some songs and a sermon….then this is not for you.” Good to know. Bill has received a vision from his “heavenly dad.” The vision includes Bill selling multi-level marketing. He was able to “give his salary back” to what seems to be his very small church (we call that “bi-vocational”) so he could be more like Paul. The vision includes selling a pyramid scheme …

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Huckabee on Russell Moore: Why Support the Roman Catholic?

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On The Briefing today, Al Mohler gave his tacit defense for the Intelligentsia’s promotion of Marco Rubio. After piling on Donald Trump in the rather obvious claim Trump isn’t a Christian, Mohler then explains it’s better to support a candidate who by his Confession anathematizes those who believe in justification by faith alone doesn’t believe exactly like we do, but whose policies promote open borders and amnesty Biblical ideals. We get it. We shouldn’t vote for Trump. The Intelligentsia really, really wants us to know he’s not a Christian. Yes, we agree. The question that needs to be answered is why the …

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Russell Moore Called “Open Border Zealot,” Soros Connections Examined

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In a post entitled, National Review Enlists Open Border Zealots to Trash Trump, Julia Hann correctly classified Russell Moore’s immigration views for the publication named after the late Andrew Breitbart. National Review’s effort to take down GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has been billed as a symposium of “conservatives against Trump.” However, that billing may be undermined by the discovery that several of the contributors National Review relied upon to pen their anti-Trump manifesto are supporters of the open borders immigration agenda, which National Review itself previously declared would bring about the end American conservatism. Of course, an end to true conservatism is very likely what the former …

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Charisma Mag Favorably Compares Jim Bakker to…..William Branham?

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To ask the question whether or not Jim Bakker’s dreams could become a reality (that’s about as likely as Bakker paying off the IRS for the crimes he went to prison for), they compare him to notoriously false prophet, overt heretic and cult leader, William Branham. Not kidding. No, seriously. Not kidding. Charisma Mag links a video of William Branham’s seven prophecies in 1933 and their supposed fulfillment. These “predictions,” of course, were regarding some rather non-spectacular things that most people familiar with geo-politics would wager on. You know, stuff about dictators invading other countries, the rise of communism (in …

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Kirk Cameron, James MacDonald, David Jeremiah Support Carson’s Christian Creds

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Seventh Day Adventist, Ben Carson, has launched his appeal to evangelical voters in Iowa through his Revive714 events. According to the website for Revive714, it is a “prayer worshiping experience aimed at sparking our passion for prayer,” quoting the oft-cited verse 2 Chronicles 7:14 for its biblical motivation. Keep in mind, this is (1) a campaign event designed to “rally Christian voters to his cause” (2) a “prayer worshiping experience” (3) and is hosted by one belonging to a cult that stems from a false prophecy that Jesus would return in 1844 (hence the term, Adventist),  by one who doesn’t believe in hell …

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40 harmful effects of Christianity – #14

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“..do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:8-10 This post is theoiourteenth in a series that addresses a list of “40 harmful effects of Christianity” that originated on the American Atheists Facebook page and has since made its way around the internet. In this post, I examine the following “harmful effect” from the list: Harmful Effect #14: “Abstinence-only” sex education, resulting in five times the amount sexually transmitted …

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National Review Post Calls Russell Moore “Dr. Frankenstein” who “Created Trump.”

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National Review, the semi-monthly magazine and think tank founded by William F. Buckley in 1955, went full bore against Donald Trump several days ago with a special issue opposing his run for the presidency. The move made headlines, as the establishment off-beltway organization brought in a list of “real conservatives” to challenge Trump, which included a range of commentators, from Glenn Beck to Russell Moore. Hearing about this while recording the last episode of Pulpit & Pen (around the 3:15 mark), I explained the irony. Glenn Beck is coalescing with National Review for the sake of a more conservative candidate, Ted …

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Fanning the Flames of Dominionism: Ted Cruz Officially Endorsed by Mike Bickle

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“My soul,wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.” Psalm 62:5 Earlier this month, the Pulpit & Pen explored the dominionist ties of Texas Senator and Presidential candidate Ted Cruz and his father Rafael. Those ties were confirmed yesterday as the Cruz campaign announced that Mr. Cruz had been endorsed by dominionist and International House of Prayer (IHOP) leader Mike Bickle, a major figure in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Bickle released the following statement about Cruz: “Our nation is in a great crisis in this hour.  We need a president who will first be faithful to …

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