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Wicca: The New, Old Religion

The religion of Witchcraft is known by many names, Wicca, Paganism, Neo-paganism, the Old Religion and the Craft. Some practitioners insist that there are distinct differences between Wiccans, Pagans and Neo-pagans. However, there is little agreement on exactly what these differences are and almost all authors admit that there is a great deal of similarity […]

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Gwen Shamblin Weighed in the Balance

Popular Weigh Down Workshop founder, Gwen Shamblin has moved rapidly down the road toward cultism. Mrs. Shamblin has now publicly indicated that she denies the trinity and calls all other churches “false,” “worthless” and “an abomination,” especially those whose emphasis is a grace message. Gwen’s Weigh Down message, which always contained somewhat legalistic Lordship emphasis […]

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Alternative Medicine and the Need for Discernment

By Dónal O’Mathúna, Ph.D. and Walt Larimore, M.D. {This article is adapted from material in our Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, revised and expanded edition (Grand Rapids: Zondervan) to be released January 2007.} Alternative medicine remains very popular. Surveys have found that roughly one-third of adults in the United States use some form of complementary […]

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Faith Healers or Fake Healers?

Among the celebrities in the Word Faith Movement, none is more well known than Benny Hinn. From his lavish life-style to his on-stage performances, Benny Hinn has become the modern stereotype of the faith healers, even providing at least partial inspiration for Steve Martin’s character in the movie Leap of Faith. Hinn claims that thousands […]

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Dominion Theology

For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. Romans 1:19 Apologetics and discernment ministries have a wide range of responsibilities. It is our aim to assist the church in equipping Christians to enter the marketplace of religious ideologies within our culture and present a credible case for the […]

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Mormon Mitt Romney for President?

Note: This article was written 4 years ago when Mitt Romney ran against John McCain for the Republican candidacy but it still applies today. I have received a couple of questions and expressions of concern regarding the following article. I believe the article addresses these concerns. But allow me to add a couple of points […]

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