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Culture Transforming the Church

The First Century Roman Empire was pluralistic, relativistic, and very spiritual.  The Greeks and Romans shared about 15 or 16 gods and goddesses, worshipped under different names.1See “Greek Gods and their Roman Counterparts” for listing, descriptions, and...

Testing the Spirits: Reflections from My Forty-Six Years of Counter-Cult Apologetics and Spiritual Discernment

When I learned that my church would be giving a preaching series in John’s First Epistle, I asked to preach on 1 John 4:1-6, which speaks of “testing the spirits” in light of the truth of Christ. These truths have been of enormous importance to me over many years of...

Speak to Us Smooth Things, Prophesy Illusions

It is troubling to find so many Christians embracing false beliefs and teachings. But it is less surprising when we discover with George Barna’s most recent research that only “Only 37 Percent of U.S. Pastors Hold a Biblical Worldview.” That is astounding. Of course,...