The future of apologetics and discernment ministries by Sandy Simpson This DVD is a message based on this article.
I admit that I am very skeptical about the future of discernment and apologetics ministries. I don't see the next generation coming up to replace those who have stood for the truth for so long. Fortunately many apologists have gone to be with the Lord but who will replace them? I don't see replacements coming up who will take the place of those who have been fighting the fight the years. I run a web site where I collect articles and materials from all over the world and present them in a sort of Reader's Digest format so that people can come to one place to get the latest information on heresies in the churches as well as research past ones. What I've seen in the last couple of years is that the production of regular materials is declining to the point where it's becoming difficult to find one article for my site to post every day. Of course I write my own articles but don't have enough time to write an article on a daily basis. I am very concerned because of the tsunami of false ideas from the enemy in the churches. At the same time, unfortunately, I see a lot of younger people who don't even recognize anymore that something is wrong.
The influence on the churches today is especially seen coming from the New Apostolic Reformation movements such as Bethel Church and IHOP.
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Today and next week I'll be discussing the teachings that have had a worldwide influence among Christians, especially among young adults. The teachings which are clearly contrary to Scripture are promoted by a church and school located in Redding, California. The church is Bethel, and its school is the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. Joining me to talk about many of the problematic doctrines of Bethel is Rod Page. Rod is the pastor of Lewiston Community Church in Lewiston, California. Read Part 1 & Part 2.
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