Are You A “Dumb Sheep”?

Unfortunately, some professing Christians refer to themselves by this self-deprecating term. 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…

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…

Touch Not God’s Anointed

"Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm" (1 Chronicles 16:22 and Psalm 105:15). Is this Scripture saying that we aren't allowed to question religious leaders and hold them accountable to God's word, and if we do, we're “touching God's anointed” and something bad will happen to us? The historical context behind 1…