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Apprising Ministries

  • LISTEN TO THE ONLINE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR KEN SILVA
    Courtesy of Pastor Chris Rosebrough, the audio and order of service for the Online Memorial Service for Ken Silva is now available on the Pirate Christian Radio website.
    - 14 days ago 6 Oct 14, 6:40pm -
  • PASTOR KEN SILVA’S PASSING
    It is with mixed emotions that I take this time to write on behalf of Connecticut River Baptist Church to let you know of Pastor Ken Silva’s passing. Yesterday morning at around 10 a.m., 29 September 2014, Ken was found at home, having passed away.…
    - 20 days ago 30 Sep 14, 8:30pm -
  • THE PAPACY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

    THE PAPACY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

    In the Apprising Ministries piece On Contemplative Spirituality and Charismania I told you that the ongoing evangelical fascination with corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM)–along with its parallel track of charismania–is a majo…
    - 23 days ago 27 Sep 14, 11:21pm -
  • POWER OF PRAYER

    POWER OF PRAYER

    But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit. (Jude 1:20) As you might imagine, considering my ongoing health issues adversely affecting the writing and financial support here at Apprising Minist…
    - 26 days ago 24 Sep 14, 6:47pm -
  • UNITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST

    UNITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST

    Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus…
    - 28 days ago 22 Sep 14, 10:05pm -
  • “STAGE MANAGED” ECUMENICISM VIA CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER

    “STAGE MANAGED” ECUMENICISM VIA CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER

    By Dr. Orrel Steincamp, The Plumbline Newsletter Archive Unbelievable and largely unseen ecumenical coalitions and ad hoc alliances are forming. These alliances are being forged by a small cadre of seeker-driven mega church celebrity pastors/authors…
    - 30 days ago 20 Sep 14, 10:02pm -
  • SATAN’S SCHOOLS OF DECEPTION

    SATAN’S SCHOOLS OF DECEPTION

    Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that…
    - 32 days ago 18 Sep 14, 8:28pm -
  • THE KIND OF LOVE GOD HAS GIVEN

    THE KIND OF LOVE GOD HAS GIVEN

    See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet ap…
    - 34 days ago 16 Sep 14, 8:46pm -

Walter Martin

  • Dialogue on Freemasonry
    Can a Christian be a Mason? What are the differences between Freemasonry and Christianity? Is it true that they are in direct conflict with one another?Walter Martin and former high-ranking Mason Luther Mies discuss the rituals and roots of Masonry…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 14, 2:00am -
  • The Maze of Mormonism - Part 1
    Who is the Jesus of the Mormons and why is he different from the Jesus of the Bible?  Did Joseph Smith Jr. and Brigham Young tell the truth about Jesus and the Bible?  Is it true that Joseph Smith Jr. called all Christian churches "abominations?"…
    - 9 days ago 12 Oct 14, 2:00am -
  • Walter Martin on the Long John Nebel Show - Partridge, Rob & Schrock
    From Atheism to Christian Science, Spiritism, and heresy, Dr. Walter Martin debates a panel of agnostics and liberals in defense of the deity of Jesus Christ and the inerrancy of Scripture, on NBC Radio's Long John Nebel Show.
    - 23 days ago 28 Sep 14, 2:00am -
  • The Cult of Liberal Theology
    Today, the Church is under fire from multiple enemies but all too often, it is the apostates within who prove to be the most dangerous.The gospel of Universalism--everyone will be saved--strikes at the very heart of Jesus' command to "Go into all t…
    - 30 days ago 21 Sep 14, 2:00am -
  • Supernatural Power: Understanding Witchcraft and Satanism
    There is the reality of God, the Creator's power, in our world today...and there is also the reality of Satan, the creation's power. No where is this conflict more clear than in the publicity we see for Wicca and Satan worship. Satanists fight to per…
    - 51 days ago 31 Aug 14, 2:00am -
  • The Cult of Self Esteem
    Dr. Walter Martin, the Original Bible Answer Man, takes a close look at the power of positive thinking.  If we say positive things, will only good come to us?  Are we in danger if we say negative things?  What do we do when leaders in the church c…
    - 58 days ago 24 Aug 14, 2:00am -
  • Charisma: Cultic, Occultic or Christian?
    Tackling a controversial subject with grace and truth, Walter Martin take a close, biblical look at the supernatural power of God as revealed in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  What are the gifts of God?  Why do people fight over what the Bible says…
    - 72 days ago 10 Aug 14, 2:30am -
  • Catholic vs. Protestant: Key Differences in Faith
    In the second part of a three part series on the Catholic faith, Walter Martin looks at Matthew 16:13-20, one of the most interesting dialogues in the Bible between the Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles--a dialogue that the Catholic Church quotes of…
    - 79 days ago 3 Aug 14, 2:00am -

Mormon Coffee

Walter Martin

Dr. Walter Martin - Part 2 of 2 - Jehovah of the Watchtower 1987
Dr. Walter Martin - Part 2 of 2 - Jehovah of the Watchtower 1987Dr. Walter Martin explains how to dialogue with the Jehovah's Witness and plant the seed of truth.From:WalterMartinDotComViews:49492223ratingsTime:09:01More inEducation
- 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 12:31am -
Dr. Walter Martin - Part 2 of 2 - Dialogue on the Doorstep with a Mormon 1984
Dr. Walter Martin - Part 2 of 2 - Dialogue on the Doorstep with a Mormon 1984Ed Decker, the founder of Ex-Mormons for Jesus and Saints Alive ministries plays the role of a Mormon at Dr. Martin's door.From:WalterMartinDotComViews:1317166rat…
- 2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 3:29pm -
Dr. Walter Martin - Part 2 of 2 - Cult of Liberal Theology 1987
Dr. Walter Martin - Part 2 of 2 - Cult of Liberal Theology 1987Dr. Walter Martin warns the Christian of the growing evils outside and in the midst of the body of Christ.From:WalterMartinDotComViews:1554572ratingsTime:09:01More inEducati…
- 12 days ago 8 Oct 14, 6:38pm -
Dr. Walter Martin - Part 1 of 2 - Occultic Explosion 1989
Dr. Walter Martin - Part 1 of 2 - Occultic Explosion 1989Dr. Walter Martin explains the dangers of opening the door to this dark dimension; followed by a time of questions and answers.From:WalterMartinDotComViews:663442ratingsTime:09:01M…
- 15 days ago 6 Oct 14, 1:46am -
Dr. Walter Martin - Part 2 of 2 - Baptism of Boldness 1982
Dr. Walter Martin - Part 2 of 2 - Baptism of Boldness 1982Stand up for Jesus and don't be afraid to rock the boat.From:WalterMartinDotComViews:495136ratingsTime:09:01More inEducation
- 15 days ago 5 Oct 14, 9:30pm -
Dr. Walter Martin - Part 1 of 2 - Rise of the Cults 1989
Dr. Walter Martin - Part 1 of 2 - Rise of the Cults 1989Dr. Walter Martin warns the church against false christs, false prophets, false teachers, and the growing deception; followed by a time of questions and answ...From:WalterMartinDotComView…
- 59 days ago 23 Aug 14, 6:31am -

Grace to You

  • Strange Fire Redux, Part 3
    by John MacArthurEditor’s Note: To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Strange Fire Conference, we are posting an article by John MacArthur which will appear in the next issue of the TMS Journal. For the purposes of this blog, the article…
    - 4 days ago 17 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • Strange Fire Redux, Part 2
    by John MacArthurEditor’s Note: To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Strange Fire Conference, we are posting an article by John MacArthur which will appear in the next issue of the TMS Journal. For the purposes of this blog, the article…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • Strange Fire Redux, Part 1
    by John MacArthurEditor’s Note: To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Strange Fire Conference, we are posting an article by John MacArthur which will appear in the next issue of the TMS Journal. For the purposes of this blog, the article…
    - 8 days ago 13 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • The Danger of Overconfidence, Part 2
    by John MacArthurA gun-toting, beer-drinking, foul-mouthed “pastor” recently made headlines when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. In an emotional apology to the church, he confessed he had been abusing alcohol for years.While the…
    - 11 days ago 10 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • The Danger of Overconfidence, Part 1
    - 13 days ago 8 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • Setting Aside Your Liberty
    by John MacArthurExercising our freedom must never come at the cost of offending another brother or sister in Christ. The principle of love demands that, whenever necessary, we willingly sacrifice our liberty for the sake of protecting each other. T…
    - 15 days ago 6 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • Liberty, Knowledge & Sin
    by John MacArthurFirst Corinthians 8 is Paul’s response to a gray-area question dividing the church at Corinth. Paul doesn’t simply give the Corinthians a “yes” or “no” answer to their questions about eating meat sacrificed to idols. He…
    - 19 days ago 2 Oct 14, 8:00am -

Sola Dei Gloria

  • newJoining Islamic State is about ‘sex and aggression,’ not religion
    God has a way of confirming things He reveals. From the moment I saw the first photos depicting members of this newest terrorist group and began to read reports of young girls leaving home and country in order to “join up” with ISIS (or Islamic S…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Oct 14, 5:29am -
  • The Dangers of a Shallow Faith: Quotes from A.W. Tozer
    “The Dangers of a Shallow Faith: Awakening from Spiritual Lethargy” – (From the compiled unpublished works of A.W. Tozer – April 21, 1897 – May 12, 1963) “The Bible has no compromise whatsoever with the world. The Bible has a message f…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 14, 6:05am -
  • The Destruction of Jerusalem – By George Peter Holford (1805)
    Under the section inside the dashboard we’re able to see the most viewed posts of the day. Over the years I’ve noticed one of the most viewed posts has been one concerning the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD. It’s understandable as I too find…
    - 4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 7:21pm -
  • The Palestinian Church
    Source Sabeel Amid the ranks of Israeli military troops in this year’s annual Jerusalem March strode a colorful and vocal group of international Christian Zionists. Waving their countries’ flags, wearing their national costumes, and carrying sign…
    - 5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 7:37pm -
  • British Parliament votes overwhelmingly to recognize Palestinian State
    Big news. I knew they were scheduled to vote tonight and believed it would pass, but am still surprised at the numbers. It wasn’t even close. Sweden last week, Great Britain tonight, wonder how long the U.S. will hold out. quote, In a historic move…
    - 7 days ago 14 Oct 14, 5:06am -
  • ISIS inadvertently creates Gospel curiosity in Iraq
    Mike Ratliff put up a new post today. Though it answers no specific questions concerning the situation surrounding the urgent prayer request posted below, it offers evidence of the mighty power of the Gospel to prevail. John 12: – “Very truly I t…
    - 7 days ago 13 Oct 14, 7:31pm -
  • URGENT PRAYER REQUEST
    From Mike Ratliff I received the following email from my brother-in-law this morning. 10/09/14 Thursday 6:39 P.M. Prayer Request from Dan and Marilyn Wilson Missionaries who are in the areas that are being attacked by ISIS are asking to be showered i…
    - 9 days ago 12 Oct 14, 3:23am -

Lane Chaplin

CARM

  • What is transhumanism?
    by Matt Slickread more
    - 13 days ago 7 Oct 14, 4:28pm -
  • Would Jesus okay same sex marriage?
    by Matt SlickNo, Jesus would not approve of same sex marriage. He taught about marriage being between a man and a woman, never anything else. You just can't read into his words a pro-homosexual interpretation. Homosexuality was known to him partic…
    - 16 days ago 5 Oct 14, 12:10am -
  • What does "Christ" mean?
    by Matt Slick The word "Christ" means anointed. It comes from the Greek Χριστός, cristos, and is a translation of the Hebrew word for Messiah, מָשִׁיחַ, meshiyach, which means anointed. "He found first his own brother Simon and said…
    - 16 days ago 5 Oct 14, 12:06am -
  • Am I good enough to go to heaven?
    No, you are not good enough to go to heaven. No one is good enough to go to heaven - except Jesus because he never sinned (1 Peter 2:22). We, on the other hand, have all sinned. Romans 3:23 says, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory o…
    - 18 days ago 3 Oct 14, 3:10am -
  • What is TULIP in Calvinism?
    The TULIP of Calvinism is the acronym which represents the five primary points which represent Calvinism: Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace, and Perseverance of the saints. Hence, they are called the f…
    - 19 days ago 2 Oct 14, 3:21am -
  • What is total depravity and is it biblical?
    by Matt Slickread more
    - 19 days ago 1 Oct 14, 11:55pm -
  • How do we write a good statement of faith?
    Over the years I've been asked to take a look at various websites of churches and/or religious organizations. I invariably gravitate towards the statement of faith. Unfortunately, not all websites have statements of faith. Of those that do, I f…
    - 21 days ago 30 Sep 14, 2:17am -

White Horse Inn (Audio)

  • Present Shock
    According to media and technology writer Douglas Rushkoff, “Our society has reoriented itself to the present moment. Everything is live, real time, and always-on. It’s not a mere speeding up, however much in our lifestyles and technologies have a…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • Hospitality & Mission
    During the first half of this program Michael Horton talks with Rev. Tim Blackmon about the practice of hospitality in his own church context in The Netherlands. Hospitality, he argues, is the appropriate response to a proper understanding of who God…
    - 8 days ago 12 Oct 14, 7:22pm -
  • God So Loved, He Gave
    The entire Christian story can be understood through the lens of gift-giving. The history of redemption is the story of God’s gracious and sacrificial giving of himself in order to rescue his fallen and rebellious creation. And as he rescues us, he…
    - 16 days ago 5 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • Sharing in God's Hospitality
    On this program Michael Horton, Kim Riddlebarger, Justin Holcomb and Steve Parks wrap up their discussion of the feasting themes of the New Testament, and begin a discussion of the ways in which we are called to share in God's hospitality by giving o…
    - 23 days ago 28 Sep 14, 5:00am -
  • Feasting with God
    Throughout our series on Divine Hospitality, we've been exploring the feasting themes throughout Scripture, and on this program the hosts will continue their discussion as they consider how this theme is addressed throughout Luke's Gospel. Here we me…
    - 30 days ago 21 Sep 14, 5:00am -
  • Avoiding the Feast
    Like Adam and Eve before them, the people of Israel are found "demanding the food they craved," while wandering in the wilderness, rather than trusting in God's provision. This was the unbelieving generation that cried out saying, "Can God spread a t…
    - 37 days ago 14 Sep 14, 5:00am -
  • God's Hospitality
    On this program the hosts will begin a new series exploring the feasting themes from Genesis to Revelation. After eating the forbidden fruit, humanity was cast into sin and death, but as Scripture unfolds we discover God's gracious plan of redemption…
    - 44 days ago 7 Sep 14, 5:00am -
  • A Christian Among Muslims
    There are currently over a billion Muslims in the world, and according to many that number is likely to double over the next twenty years. How are we to reach this group with the gospel of Jesus Christ? What kinds of things to we need to know in orde…
    - 51 days ago 31 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • Reformation Brazil, Part 2
    By 2020, many are projecting that majority of the Brazil's Christian population will be Evangelical Protestant, ninety percent of which come from charismatic or Pentecostal churches. But according to our first guest, there is a new interest in Reform…
    - 58 days ago 24 Aug 14, 5:00am -

Moriel

Lighting The Way

  • Update: Lighting the Way to the Smokies
    Leader, Claudette LitzSugarlands Visitor CenterGatlinburg, TNOctober 19, 2014“I have come as a light into the world that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.” (John 12:46)   After hearing my pastor, Dan Spencer, bring a message…
    - 1 day ago 19 Oct 14, 10:32pm -
  • Remember to Support LTW by Ordering Christmas Gifts through Amazon Smile
    HERE is the link to order through Amazon Smile for LTW to get a small percentage of the sale. We will try to remind people more of this as they shop for Christmas gifts through Amazon.
    - 7 days ago 14 Oct 14, 3:27am -
  • Work This Week
    I will be sending out the Lighting the Way newsletter by the end of this week. It is always a lot of work, but it is a joy reporting all that God is doing through this ministry.We are making a shipment to France for the table outreach there...I am in…
    - 7 days ago 14 Oct 14, 3:25am -
  • Preparing for Strong Outreach at Venice Beach
    These photos show Robin's hard work organizing the storage unit this month. Now that we are all organized, we are hoping to work with our friends who are vendors on the boardwalk at Venice Beach to help us get a spot. Our team has shifted, but it is…
    - 7 days ago 14 Oct 14, 3:20am -
  • LTW Inspires New Table Outreach to Begin
    Patty Petersen is now leading a new table outreach with her church up north, and she got the idea from Lighting the Way. We praise the Lord for this! Go to her blog HERE to read more.
    - 7 days ago 13 Oct 14, 8:25pm -
  • Witnessing at Symposium on "Happiness" This Week in NYC
    I have never felt God’s pleasure more than when I was explaining who Jesus really is at a symposium on “Happiness” this week in NYC on the East Side. I was loving but forthright, and it was wonderful. I could feel God’s love as I spoke about…
    - 10 days ago 10 Oct 14, 7:55pm -
  • Update: Lighting the Way to the Smokies
    Leader:  Claudette LitzSugarlands Visitor CenterGatlinburg, TNOctober 5, 2014Today was a special Sunday in several ways.  First Baptist Church Sevierville ended forty days of prayer emphasis with a worship service of church prayer time and a day of…
    - 15 days ago 5 Oct 14, 9:57pm -
  • Work Update
    Outreach cancelled today in NYC due to rain. We have the permit to set up next week, and I will be working with Norma.After much work on fixing broken links, the Lighting the Way Worldwide web site has now been updated. We will work this month on get…
    - 16 days ago 4 Oct 14, 6:37pm -
  • LTW Update: Yesterday's Outreach in NYC
    It is always a blessing to work with Natalie, though she requested that I not post photos of her on the Internet. We had a fantastic day in outreach, and we were busier than we have been in a very long time. I had the joy of sharing the Gospel with…
    - 22 days ago 28 Sep 14, 11:46pm -
  • Work Today
    After a very busy and fun day of outreach, I came home to do bookkeeping and work more on web site updates tonight. Photos and a summary of today's outreach in NYC will be posted soon. (It was wonderful!) As I was working on web site updates, I came…
    - 23 days ago 28 Sep 14, 2:34am -

Parchment and Pen

  • Who or What Were the Nephilim?

    Who or What Were the Nephilim?

    Join, Michael Patton, Tim Kimberely, Sam Storms and J.J Seid as they discuss the mysterious Nephilim mentioned in Genesis. Who were they? Moreover what were they? Listen in to find out!The post Who or What Were the Nephilim? appeared first on Parchm…
    - 9 days ago 11 Oct 14, 9:09pm -
  • Blasphemy Of The Holy Spirit

    Blasphemy Of The Holy Spirit

    Join Michael Patton, Tim Kimberley, JJ Seid and Sam Storms as they begin a new series: Difficult Passage Of The Bible. Today we ask, “What is blasphemy of the holy spirit?”The post Blasphemy Of The Holy Spirit appeared first on Parchment and Pen…
    - 12 days ago 8 Oct 14, 7:45pm -
  • The Emptiness of Reason

    The Emptiness of Reason

    I am an emotional guy. I can’t believe I can say that so easily. Four years ago I could not have admitted to this. In fact, four years ago, I may not (ahem . . .) have been so in touch with my softer side. Now I realize just how much emotions contr…
    - 19 days ago 1 Oct 14, 4:43pm -
  • Does Apologetics Convert People?

    Does Apologetics Convert People?

    Does Apologetics Convert People? For some Christians, the word “apologetics” is just another piece of seminary jargon. It’s one of those words their pastor uses to prove his degree is from a legitimate theological institution. After all, it has…
    - 20 days ago 30 Sep 14, 8:51pm -
  • Six Views on What it Means to Be Orthodox

    Six Views on What it Means to Be Orthodox

    Have you ever been called a heretic? Have you ever had someone say that your faith is “unorthodox”? Have you ever wondered what it meant to be “orthodox”? No, I don’t mean Greek Orthodox or Eastern Orthodox. I am talking about orthodoxy whi…
    - 27 days ago 23 Sep 14, 8:42pm -
  • Why I Can’t Bear Your Burdens Anymore

    Why I Can’t Bear Your Burdens Anymore

    I was talking to a good friend not too long ago as she shared the events of her life that were troubling and discouraging to her. I found myself disconnected from her stories, and unable to identify or sympathize with them. I could sense that she…
    - 36 days ago 15 Sep 14, 5:19am -
  • Suicidal Thoughts on Suicide
    “Your packing a suitcase to a place that none of us has been. A place that has to be believed to be seen.” -Bono “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” I have needed to write this ever since the death of Robin Williams. Every public suici…
    - 41 days ago 9 Sep 14, 8:43pm -
  • On Caring for My Mother
    Some of you know the story of my life over the last few years. I have tried to keep things up to date both for you and for myself. I think it is time for me to jot down some things, since there have been some significant changes. Let me back up a bit…
    - 47 days ago 3 Sep 14, 9:24pm -
  • 3 Mistakes Our Definition of God Must Address to Avoid Atheism

    3 Mistakes Our Definition of God Must Address to Avoid Atheism

    It’s important for a Christian ministry to have a good definition of God (tongue in cheek). In fact, the definition I’m proposing will turn billions of religious people into atheists by the end of this article. How many people in the world are a…
    - 54 days ago 28 Aug 14, 1:15am -
  • 21 Things Christians Say That Hurt Their Credibility

    21 Things Christians Say That Hurt Their Credibility

    Michael Patton (President of Credo House) has written a series of 21 articles called, “…and other stupid statements”. Obviously the title is meant to provoke curiosity. But the issue of credibility is one that Christians are well aware of. The…
    - 63 days ago 18 Aug 14, 8:38pm -

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