Category: Simple Thoughts
Slain in the Spirit – Fact or Fiction?
A great charismatic marketeer Benny Hinn swings his signature white jacket at a person or a crowd of people and in waves, they crumble under the ‘power’ of the spirit. At least, that is the claim.
These events are usually then marked with subsequent and equally un-biblical traits such as convulsions, twitching, trances or being rendered unconscious.
Who cares if Christmas is Pagan?
If you are like me – you are probably tiring of the hearing people calling Christmas ‘pagan’, as if the other things they do in life are any more non-pagan. Just celebrate Christmas, be close to family, share cheer, love, charity and hope!
Combatting Spiritual Abuse: You should let it go!
I hear that phrase, a lot. Just move on. Let it go. Stop letting it control you. Forget. Forgive. Erase. Ignore. Stop focusing on it. Turn around. Find a new focus. More importantly, the organization I am most familiar with, being the Oneness Pentecostal Church, which is rife with spiritual […]
Announcing the Spiritual Recovery Podcast
Recover your individuality,
Why is admitting failure so hard?
If one thing makes you a genuine person, it is being able to admit your faults, your weaknesses, and your failures. We learn from those things, we gain experience from … experience. Yet, growing up as a boy, and then spending 15-years in a pseudo-Christian cult where exposure of failure […]
I Backslid Into Jesus
The majority of Christendom is familiar with the term ‘Backsliding’, referencing someone who has moved backward in their relationship with God, rather than forward, closer to God. The term is naturally used negatively, often with scorn to identify someone who ‘walked away from God’ and is always used to pre-judge […]
Video Version: How to Spot Pastor Worship
If you ever feel like the pastor is on the Throne of God, or that his words supersede the Word of God – or that he deserves your devotion, you may be a victim of Pastor Worship
When Control Sets In – An Excerpt from my Book
If you’ve read my blog and watched my videos, no doubt you have gleaned how deep the level of control the pastor/leader had over the individual lives of the people in the church.
Pastoral Authority: What are the limits?
Does a Pastor have Apostolic Authority? Does he have the right to demand your obedience to his commands, or is the role of a pastor to command obedience to Christ? The real test is this: Is your loyalty to Christ alone, or are you Loyal to Christ through your Pastor?
Video: Charismatic Speaking in Tongues or Gibberish?
Is speaking in tongues, as we saw in Acts 2 fulfilled again by modern Charismatic and other Pentecostal churches, or is it just gibberish?