Seeking First The Kingdom, Or Seeking A Sign?

God most certainly can and does perform miracles according to His will. However, we should be careful not to chase miracles. The Lord said that "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign" (Matthew 16:4). The "adultery" spoken of here is SPIRITUAL ADULTERY (meaning unfaithfulness to God by serving and worshiping false gods). Jesus…

“Preachers of L.A.”? WHY???

Can't get enough lukewarm Laodicean "faith-based" reality TV shows? Well, you're in luck. . . because there's ANOTHER "anointed" trainwreck on the way. And this time, it's 'men of the cloth.' This fall Oxygen media will launch an upcoming reality TV show "Pastors of L.A." According to a press release, the docu-series "will give viewers…

The “Pastor’s Vision”

One of the false concepts that many Christians have accepted without question is that they must commit themselves to “the pastor’s vision.” This concept basically teaches that God has revealed a special vision to the pastor for the local church, and congregants must unite and devote themselves to serving this vision. Emotional pleas to serve…

Are You A “Dumb Sheep”?

Sadly, some Christians use such self-deprecating language to describe themselves. The "dumb sheep" label doesn't come from Scripture. It comes from the spiritually-abusive Shepherding Movement of the 1970's. The Shepherding Movement (also known as the Discipling Movement) was the failed attempt of religious leaders to promote accountability, submission to authority, and covenant relationships through “personal…

Does Your Pastor Have a Moses-Complex??

Some religious leaders today are having an identity crisis. . . . they have what I call the "Moses-complex." Signs that Your Pastor has the Moses-Complex 1. He believes that he has the same spiritual status, rank, authority, and 'prophetic mantle' as Moses. 2. He flaunts his supposed 'authority' over the congregation and justifies it…