A PAGE FROM MARILYN HICKEY'S LATEST "BULLDOG" GIMMICK
There was no doubt in our hearts and minds - this was more than a "good" idea, it was a "God idea" that required our absolute obedience and commitment. BULLDOG, FAITH moves ORDINARY PRAYER into the realm of INTENSIVE CARE! It is fervent and ferocious ... read more
An Open Letter to Bill McCartney by Bill Randles
From Pastor Bill Randles,
Believers In Grace Fellowship Church
August 22, 1995
Dear Mr. McCartney,
My name is Bill Randles and I am the pastor of Believers in Grace Fellowship Church that I founded in 1982. I am writing to express certain reservati ... read more
Are you really a Promise Keeper?" - an open letter from Mitchell V. Casler:
Dear Promise Keeper,
Greetings from a man who has walked in your shoes. I attended the Boulder '93 PK Conference. I was a counselor at the conference in Denton, Texas and then attended the conference at Texas Stadium. I have been to several Leadership ... read more
Brownsville Testimony (by Shawn Paul Sauve)
As a charismatic Christian, I have had some interest in the doctrines and practices being advocated at Brownsville. This has resulted in some on-going dialogue with staff at Brownsville. I have also listened to many Brownsville sermons that I downloaded f ... read more
Can There be Revival without Repentance - by Sarah Leslie
"God is going to take over the White House
He is going to take over the Oval Office
because it belongs to Him and He is going to bring all things summed up into the fullness of Christ. He is going to take that Supreme Court. He is going to turn that in ... read more
How Could Buddy Harrison Die of Cancer?
How is it possible that the son-in-law of Kenneth E. Hagin, founder of Harrison House Publishers, and Head of the Faith Christian Fellowship (FCF) Word of Faith denomination could have succumbed to cancer and die the last Saturday of November, 1998?
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How NOT to Interpret the Bible - by Tricia Tillin
Many Christians read the bible without realising that there are different ways of interpreting it. Perhaps the most common mistake is thinking there needs to be no interpretation at all, and the second mistake is in accepting ANY interpretation as equally ... read more
Is What You See What You Get? by Al Dager
Anticipation hangs heavy over the stadium as some 27,000 men make their way to seats becoming increasingly sparse. The mood is festive as large beach balls are punched with vigor, sending them on a never-ending course throughout the crowd. A Styrofoam gli ... read more
Look Before You Laugh
Christianity is no stranger to controversy. Christians do not always agree on all subjects. Issues of freedom, and personal preference in worship, style and order of church services are as varied as individual Christians. The issue of differ ... read more
Major Split at Brownsville - News Report
School founder dismissed in dispute over denominational accountability.
A major rift has emerged at the heart of the Brownsville revival, which has drawn thousands of visitors since a dynamic move of God began on Father's Day 1995. The leader of the ... read more
Michael Brown's Address on leaving Brownsville
Dr. Michael Brown's address on leaving Brownsville
I'm going to have to speak as clearly as I can without the mike right now. Can you hear me in the back? Yes. Anyone who wants to come up closer, feel free to do that. We've got our [t ... read more
More Rampant Anti-intellectualism from the Anointed Gnostic - Mr. Jesse Duplantis
Naturally, the devil tried to shut down this living, breathing Church. He wanted dry bones. He began to take the freshness of God and put Ecclesiastical dogma on it. He used theological Understanding to water down the fire.@ (Jesse Duplantis, Voice of the ... read more
Not "New Wine" - Hard Liquor!
(Eyewitness Account of Spiritual Drunkenness in Toronto 1997)
My wife and I celebrated our 14 years of blissful marriage and our anniversary coincided with a week of "soaking" at "Joel's Bar" at Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship (TACF).
Peop ... read more
On a Collision Course - Militant Tendencies in the Church!
ON A COLLISION COURSE
Bible-believing Christians likely to be persecuted
In previous editions of "Mainstream" we covered progressively such topics as the false "spirit of love", the laugh-ing manifestations of Rodney Howard Browne, and then his conn ... read more
Pensacola News Journal - Report on Brownsville
A spontaneous outpouring of Christian spirit turned a one-night revival into a 2-year phenomenon. Fervent worshippers fell limp in the aisles and spoke in tongues. The evangelist himself had been saved from heroin addiction and crime after being born agai ... read more
Pensacola: Latter Rain Deception (by Rev. Ron Stringfellow)
"Those who disregard the past are bound to repeat it."-- George Santayana
In 1949 at the General Council of the Assemblies of God held in Seattle, the Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution that was prepared by a committee that dealt with the L ... read more
PK Developments (ecumenism)
How comfortable do the leaders of Promise Keepers feel with Roman Catholics? Are they really wary and concerned for sound biblical fundamentalist doctrine? Or are they - as we long suspected - hand in hand with Rome on a journey towards ecumenical unity?
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Promise Keepers - A Militant Unity? By Ed Tarkowski and Sarah Leslie
Promise Keepers, a rapidly growing ecumenical men's movement, may be the best tool for those holding the Manifest Sons of God doctrines to market their beliefs to the rest of the American church. These beliefs, which are foundational to the Laughing Phen ... read more
Promise Keepers: Should Fundamentalists Get Involved? Compiled by Miguel Betancourt
In the summer of 1990, while traveling in a car from Denver to Pueblo, Colorado, for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting, University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney spoke with a friend, Dave Wardell, about the need for a men's ministry ( ... read more
Promise Keepers: The Seven False Premises By Jack Stephens
What an exhilarating scene--an arena jam-packed with thousands of sincere men standing together to declare their allegiance and devotion. Before the main event ever takes place a crescendo of praise erupts. Everyone is caught up in the evident power of th ... read more
Resolution on Promise Keepers by the Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America:
Resolution on Promise Keepers
Passed at the Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America
Annual Conference in Seattle, 20-22 June 1995
The following resolution was passed at the Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America annual conferenc ... read more
Resurrecting Pagan Rites" Part 1: The Men's Movement
Promise Keepers and the Men's Movement
RESURRECTING PAGAN RITES
Part 1: THE MEN'S MOVEMENT
(From the December 1995 issue of Christian Conscience magazine)
The popular, separatist, men's movement uses pagan rituals to define manhood.
How cou ... read more
Rodney Howard Browne, a critical examination
A Critical Examination of his Theology and Practice
By Stephen Sizer
Rodney Howard-Browne has been invited by some of the larger Charismatic churches in London to minister at an event called "Signs and Wonders 95" at Olympia.
Given his status as t ... read more
Shaken and Stirred - roughed up at RHB meeting
Shortly after the laughing revival hit the UK, this group of Christians decided to warn others who were, unsuspecting, travelling long distances to attend meetings put on by Rodney Howard Browne and other proponents of the "revival". This is their testi ... read more
Some Facets of The Word of Faith Movement
The Word of Faith (WOF) Movement is difficult to pinpoint as to when it formally began. Without question its main doctrines came from E.W. Kenyon's writings. Kenneth Hagin is the individual initially responsible for the propagation of Kenyon's heretical ... read more
The Counterfeit Dreams and Visions
Kenneth E. Hagin is the acknowledged "father" of the modern Word of Faith Movement and is viewed by charismatic Christians globally as a true prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ. Kenneth Hagin has been active in ministry since the late 1930's and worked a ... read more
The Alpha Course - by Chris Hand
Is the popular Alpha Course leading people astray?
Many people have been greatly impressed by the Alpha course. Designed to be an introduction to the Christian faith through talks, video presentations, small-group discussions and a special weekend-away, ... read more
The Brownsville Revival (by Pastor Larry Thomas)
Part 1: TORONTO REVISITED
Revival broke out at Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola' Florida, about 16 months ago and continues to this day. Or so we're told. This "sovereign move" of God is spreading like wild fire through the United States, ful ... read more
The Ministry of the Apostles in the Early Centuries - by Don Clasen
In Spirit-filled circles today, there is much talk about the need for restoring apostles and prophets in the Church, based on the idea that over the centuries the importance and centrality of these ministries were lost in the wake of Church history.
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The "River" Grand Rapids AOG
This weekend my wife, daughter, and I went up to Grand Rapids Michigan. We went for several reasons (1) to talk to some of the faculty of Calvin Theological Seminary, (2) to go to some extremely good Christian bookstores, and (3) to visit the Grand Rapids ... read more
Toronto Blessing: Instrument of Revival or Instrument of Deception? By Bob Hunter
CAN WE JUDGE?
LATTER-RAIN AND MANIFEST SONS OF GOD TEACHINGS
THE VINEYARD TODAY
Drunk On New Wine
For over a year and a half the Toronto Airport Vineyard has been capturing t ... read more
Understanding the New Gnosticism - by Don Clasen
don't know if this holds for you as well, but for my part, one of the greatest challenges to my Christian faith that I have to face on a daily basis is accepting that the discovery and application of God's truth is sometimes very elusive and subtle.
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Was Jonathan Edwards the Father of the Toronto Blessing?
Apologists for the so-called "Toronto blessing" have often appealed to the writings of the great American theologian, Jonathan Edwards (1703-58), to give an air of respectability to the experiences and manifestations which have taken place in their gath ... read more
Who is the Foundation of the Church? Christ or the New Apostles? - by Phillip Powell
Where do Peter Wagner, John Lewis, Mark Conners and Ben Gray Fit In? From Our Side, there are two basic texts, which establish the truth.
FIRSTLY Pauls statements in:
1 Cor 3:11: For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesu ... read more
"A Second Pentecost?" - by Orrel Steinkamp
You may not have realised that plans for the structure and government of the World Church are already in place!
Ministries, organisations and fellowships are networking together like never before, forming major new allegiances, and meeting to formulate ... read more
"Mainstream" Autumn/Winter 1995 Part 2 - Promise Keepers
Joel's Army in Formation?
A men's movement that is proving to be hugely powerful and popular in the States seems set to arrive here in the UK and Europe at any moment. Already, in preparation, the national media has reported on the ph ... read more
"Mainstream" Spring 1996 Part 3 - Promise Keepers in the UK
PROMISE KEEPERS UPDATE
It's Coming Our Way!
The Promise Keepers Men's Movement that has taken America by storm is about to be launched in the UK, if East Anglican Minister Tom Chipper fulfills his vision.
He says that God "led him on a journey", ... read more
"Mainstream" Summer 1994 (Part 1) - Is It Revival? (Rodney Howard Browne)
IS IT REVIVAL ?
Revival is breaking out at last - so they say. Whether or not you agree, depends on your belief system and gullibility. For example, the much-vaunted Hinkle event on the 9th of June passed without notice for some. For John Hinkle, however ... read more
"The Apostles are Coming to your City, Ready or Not" - by Orrel Steinkamp
In a previous issue of PLUMBLINE, I described the efforts of C. Peter Wagner to create a New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) which he predicts will be even greater in scope and significance than the Protestant Reformation of the 1500's. The centerpiece of th ... read more
"The Reproach of the Solemn Assembly" - by David Wilkerson
(Transcribed from a audio tape recording
of a Message at Times Square Church)
Zephaniah 3:18 - "I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. "
This is a dual prophecy by Zep ... read more
"Tommy Tenney and the God Chasers - A Review" - by Mike Taylor
1. TOMMY TENNEY
The book The God Chasers[TGC] was published in February 1999 by Destiny Image of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.1 The author is Tommy Tenney, an annual speaker at Dave Markees church, Follys End, in Croydon, southern England. Tenney has ... read more