“The Protestant Reformation vs. The New Apostolic Reformation” (Guest Teacher, Costi Hinn)

The previous post introduced a new topic for this blog and for such a time as this: the influence of deceptive beliefs and practices in the Church.

The last post featured primarily occult influences. This post exposes a case in point regarding heresy (and some occultic practices) woven into one of the fastest growing movements within the church today: The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), by means of a comparison/contrast of the NAR (a movement away from sola scriptura into experiential and certain non-biblical beliefs and practices) and the Protestant Reformation (a movement back to sola scriptura, or the primacy of the Bible, aka God’s Word).

See what you think, but above all, stay in the Word of God. – pbn

Footnote: Costi Hinn is the nephew of Benny Hinn, noted Word of Faith (WoF) teacher. Costi left his uncle’s church teachings to go back to classic Christianity. He now exposes the deception in both the WoF and the NAR movements, while encouraging all believers to go back to our roots and stay in God’s Word.

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On Increasing Occultic Influences and Practices in the Church in Such a Time as This (Guest Feature: Chris Lawson)

If the hour is as late regarding the end of the “Church Age,” as many prophecy experts believe it is, the infiltration of occultic beliefs and practices as noted in the feature, below, will only metastasize at an even more alarming rate.



But above all, if you have not yet responded to God’s invitation to salvation (as put in John 3:16), today would be a very good day to do so. Here is a commentary on why and how: ABCs of Salvation. – pbn


Related feature for a deeper dive into one example:

“Be Still and Know that I Am God”: A “Closer Read” of the Contemplatives’ “Poster Verse”




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“How You Can Be Sure You Are Eternally Secure” (Guest Sermon by Adrian Rogers)

After having grown up in a religious system where you never could really be sure if you were saved one day to the next (which could provide some serious anxiety if you thought about it too much), this reminder of biblical truth on that aspect of salvation is one of the best I have ever listened to or studied.

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Sooner Than We Think? 9/18/22 Prophecy Update (Guest Feature: J.D. Farag)

See what you think.


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Lest we Forget the J6 Prisoners in the D.C. Gulag (Guest Article by J.B. Shurk for American Thinker)

On the plight of yet another American held in the D.C. gulag. Additional report, below.

Enough Already: Release the J6 Political Prisoners

By J.B. Shurk

9/9/22, American Thinker

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Marching Orders from Proverbs, Chapter 4, for Such a Time as This (Plus a Guest Video: Yuval Noah Harari)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

The entirety of Proverbs chapter #4 (see below) seems particularly apropros to the state of the world in such a time as this.

What Time Is This?

Believers conjecture that either we live in the time of the soon return of Jesus Christ after a period of tribulation such as has never been seen before, or we have yet a little more time to encourage and assist others to come on board with the family of believers* before God closes the door on this ark, closes this sea behind us, during one of the most exciting and challenging, delivering and damning episodes in all of prophetic and real history.

But as in every time period, the choice remains ours–mine, yours: which side of both temporal and eternal history will we be on? Should we Continue reading

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Pay Attention to What’s Bugging You (Vaccine and Food Edition) (Guest Feature by Celeste Solum)

From the “2022 Believe it or Not” files…

Weaponized Chimeric Insects for Vaccines & Food


[The Punch Line:]


Next time you consume “plant-based” products or for that matter any food, Read the Label.  The public is noticing that insects are now being put in products such as flour.  They are bound and determined that they will get these weaponized insects into your body.  By in large, these are not your Red Wigglers or crickets.  These are weaponized insects carrying pathogens.  How do I know?  Because the UN mandated that NOTHING can be taken from nature.  All consumables must be generated in a laboratory and are synthetic using biomimicry.  DARPA’s Cornicopa food will be 3D printed and made of air, water, electricity with weaponized lab microbes for flavoring.   It (will) come in a variety of textures.  Remember, DARPA’s goal is to sell food by the molecule…Read the entire article here…


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Ever Wonder What’s Happened to Real Journalism? James O’Keefe Weighs In (Guest Interview, 6 minutes)


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As We Await God’s Perfect Timing in Such a Time as This: Some Encouragement

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:8-9)

Timing, as they say, is everything.

When it comes to vanquishing evil, however, most of us want the timing to be NOW.

Before more is stolen and destroyed.

But as a reminder to those of us who trust only He Who has kept His creation humming for eons in spite of all of the theft and destruction perpetrated by, well, the stealers and the destroyers doing the bidding of our real enemy, timing is still key, primarily for the reason explained in the opening verse: there are yet more to come on board the Ark, to prepare for deliverance from some enslavement, to “come in” that the fullness of the “Gentiles” will be accomplished. As put in Romans 11:25:

For I do not want you, brothers and sisters, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;*

For some encouragement in such a time as this which seems to be ramping up to biblical proportions, both figuratively and literally speaking, it helps to keep the eyes and emotions on the bigger picture so that, as believers, we are able to keep our most important assignment in mind and in spirit: preaching the Gospel to the ends of the earth, aka, the Great Commission given us by Jesus Christ, Himself…that the fullness…

Thus, while we do our best to carry on “down here” in the secular realm, we keep our eyes on the prize: eternal life through faith and trust in Jesus Christ, the only Way, Truth, and Life out of this mess.

For us.

And others yet to come.

Carry on.


*Consider this discussion on the significance of this verse: https://www.gotquestions.org/fullness-of-the-Gentiles.html

Not yet on board? Here is a good discussion on both why and how: ABCs of Salvation

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On 10 Prophecies In Progress Concerning “End Times”–Guest Feature by Prophecy Expert J.D. Farag

Comes a time when time seems it could be running out–and running fast to the exit of an era.

Many prophecy experts I track agree that we may well be in such a time as this. Some say we are nigh the pre-Tribulation “Rapture” (the guest teacher’s view), others cite a different year and position on the prophecy timeclock for this event. However, all are brothers and sister in Christ with the same intent: to remind us and the world at large of the bigger, eternal picture as evil increases daily.

Pastor J.D. Farag, who, in today’s guest feature (his update from August 7, 2022), and whom I’ve cited elsewhere on this blog, explains the evidence drawn from today’s headlines and the major prophecy books of the Bible (which some esitmate to comprise up to 30% of the entire biblical anthology). Note: Farag references this document at the end: ABCs of Salvation

His update begins at appr. the 34 minute mark. It is from the video platform he recommends all viewers use. – pbn

“Checking Off All the Prophetic Boxes”




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