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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,...

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Theological Rationalism

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (WTBTS) routinely engage in spiritual “bait and switch” routines. Whether or not the person they meet at the door, or now by letter, actually knows much about the Bible and what it says, they probably believe the Bible’s...