discernment

A new thought on spiritual armor – End Times Christian Article

By Elizabeth Prata You know the paragraph at the end of Ephesians, right? The Spiritual Armor section from chapter 6. Here it is in case you’re not familiar- The Whole Armor of God 10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against…

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Should we care about a Bible teacher’s lifestyle? – End Times Christian Article

By Elizabeth Prata I tweeted about Beth Moore’s lifestyle today. I knew what would happen. That does not deter me though. Here’s what I tweeted in reaction to a disingenuous photo tweet from Moore about her cutesy lifestyle. Look! It’s @BethMooreLPM tweeting about how she likes her hubby’s camo jacket and how he calls her a raisin when she wears it!The financial reality is, she’s in front of what Harris Co. terms a “custom outdoor kitchen”, at her 4500 sf,…

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“If I ever meet him I’ll probably sock him in the face” said Jen Wilkin, Redefining Rahab, part 3 – End Times Christian Article

By Elizabeth Prata This 3-part series looks at Jen Wilkin’s “Redefining Rahab” lessons from 2014 and 2018. We have a background & intro part 1, a look at her gender emphasis in the Rahab lesson part 2, and finally this part 3, a look at her academic ethics & her situational ethics from that Rahab lesson. Academic Ethics Teachers of the Bible are supposed to be charitable, use their words wisely, and be fair & ethical with the material they…

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A discerning look at Jen Wilkin, part 3 – End Times Christian Article

By Elizabeth Prata Part 1: Introduction and MethodPart 2: Jen Wilkin’s teaching in the “Menstruation Video”Part 3: Is Jen Wilkin a Complementarian? In Part 1 I introduced this three-part series with some of the things I enjoy about Jen Wilkin, and also discussed how I go about reviewing a nationally known teacher’s doctrine, teaching, and lifestyle. In part 2 I took a look at Mrs Wilkin’s now-infamous menstruation eisegesis lesson, and this part 3 I will look at whether she…

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In 10+ years of blogging and ten million views, some more of the popular essays – End Times Christian Article

By Elizabeth Prata Sunday marked the day when the counter on my blog showed 10 million views. Ten million times eyes have passed over something written here. Over ten years of daily essay publishing (4,955 of them) and now 10 million views. I feel the weight of responsibility to readers and especially to the glory of Jesus. Some of the more popular posts have stood out, and always surprise me with what becomes popular. I’ll be posting the popularly viewed…

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Even if a Miracle Happens…

I was really struck by this passage last week listening to the podcast we linked to last week concerning the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. I spent a fair bit of time updating the language of Matthew Henry for our devotional blog, Christianity 201, and decided that having put all that work into it I would share it here as well. Everything that follows is from him except for items in square brackets and lighter typeface which are added by…

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Bible Translation: Parishioners May Be Easily Deceived

Increasingly, Twitter is becoming a long-form medium. It’s not just the 140 vs. 280 character thing, but with the use of threads, writers can present rather extensive essays. Every once in awhile I find threads which I think are worthy of being preserved somewhere more permanent. The writer may have envisioned something temporary — a kind of Snapchat prose — but the words deserve greater attention. So as we’ve done before — Skye Jethani, Mark Clark, Sheila Wray Gregoire, Steve…

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When Should Christian Bookstores Pull Authors from Shelves and Online Listings?

Some of you know that when I’m not writing this blog and editing Christianity 201; when I’m not leading or assisting in weekend worship at a local church; when I’m not occasionally speaking at a church; during the rest of the time I am making decisions for our local Christian bookstore. One of the hardest decisions I made in 2018 was to remove books by Bill Hybels from our shelves. It isn’t that those books don’t contain much truth and…

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