Category Archives: Discernment

Apprising Ministries:Sproul, Jr. Condemns “Discernment Blogs”


“Apparently because Apprising Ministries is a blog with a substantial readership and which often addresses discernment issues, then I’m but some guru running “an attack site.” Hmm, but isn’t R.C. Sproul, Jr. on the attack here himself? This is a real part of the problem. On one hand Seeker Driven prophet-pastor Steven Furtick will complain about haters criticizing him, but then turn around and attack them in a video called Hey Haters.

Has R.C. Sproul, Jr. considered why someone like Furtick is being criticized? Well, since he brought up Word Faith prosperity heretic Joel Osteen, is Sproul. Jr. aware that Steven Furtick Calls Joel Osteen A Great Man Of God? Are we really supposed to just ignore that Now Joel Osteen Says Mormonism Itself Is Christian? Or how about when we see that ER2 was largely about giving T.D. Jakes, another WF mogul, a doctrinal pass?

Do we just remain silent as James MacDonald implies that in some private discussions Jakes has told him he’s moving away from WF prosperity preaching? Yet I just showed you in T.D. Jakes Is Not A Word Faith Prosperity Preacher? that in March, after ER2, Jakes did his usual shilling for the WF haven of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. This isn’t TBN but you can watch Jakes with his Prosperity Gospel; Sow A Seed, God Will Bless You.

That was just a couple of weeks before he came to ER2. And we’re supposed to say nothing when Steven Furtick has T.D. Jakes into his evangelical megachurch to speak at his revival and then literally gushes when he tells us T.D. Jakes Is My Favorite Preacher In The World? Maybe we should address celebrity-bullies using their large forums and having their same old buddies into each of their conferences in order to equate their critics with Nazis.

How a blog post about that; or is it just safer shooting fish in a barrel while addressing anonymous bloggers…”

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What is the standard for your faith?

What is the standard for your faith as a Christian?

Shouldn’t the Word of God be the standard for all life and godliness ( 1 Peter 1:3) In this program, Mike examines how Christians must judge all things through the lens, the standard , of Scripture. Also, a follow-up on the previous program on election, including listener emails.

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Apostasy is not coming….it’s here!

God have mercy on the us.

2 Timothy chapter 3 talks about the coming apostasy. On this program Mike shares his perspective that it’s not coming….it’s already here! He points to several examples including the shocking examples of teen violence and desensitization, and one particularly appalling situation in Louisiana.

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You, Me, I…..

The caption says Saddleback Church, but you couldn’t tell it’s a “church” from the building, emotions of the people/performers, and most definitely not from the lyrics of the Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana song. It resembles any run-of-the-mill recording session at most studios. This reminds me of a church service I was at once where a visitor was asked to come to the platform and sing that great hymn of the faith Love Can Build a Bridge by The Judds. There were many eyes closed and swaying hands that morning I guarantee you.

This video is sad, upsetting and far too typical in a lot of American churches today. Some will say I’m, too harsh, but I would describe this as selfish garbage.

Thanks to Apprising Ministries for posting this.

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MacArthur Tells Christians: Don’t Fornicate with the World

Christian– “The church, if it is to be anything, it is to be absolutely distinct from the culture, absolutely distinct from the world, absolutely distinct from unbelievers,” said prominent author and evangelical pastor John MacArthur.

Speaking from the pulpit to thousands of fellow pastors at the Shepherds’ Conference, MacArthur underscored the biblical command not to be yoked with nonbelievers and to be a separated people.

“Paul demands a total break,” he said Wednesday at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif., citing the apostle in the New Testament.

MacArthur, author of Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like the World‎, grew up in a fundamentalist environment. At that time, the word “separation” was a big word on the evangelical word list. Fundamentalists built high walls in terms of church conduct and relationships, he explained. If those walls or lines were crossed, the violator was vilified.

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Is it Christian…or ain’t it?

Augustine once said, “If you believe what you like in the Gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.” What is Christian and what isn’t? Mike draws comparisons featuring audio and commentary on the inaugural prayers by Rick Warren and Joseph Lowery, as also the ridiculous behavior and ministry of Ed Young Jr. during an interview with Steven Colbert. Finally, you will hear sound biblical teaching from John MacArthur

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