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The Word-Faith Movement: Wolves In Sheep's Clothing 
 
The most rapid expanding segment in today's modern church age is the Word-Faith Movement. It is this charismatic, yet heretical camp that is attempting to persuade us that Jesus and His disciples were rich; that poverty and sickness is sin, and that faith is a creative force. Creflo Dollar, Eddie Long, Kenneth Copeland, T.D. Jakes, and Fred Price are among many others who subscribe to these erroneous teachings. This article addresses, exposes, and refutes the unbiblical doctrines of the Word-Faith Movement by closely examining the scriptures and contrasting them to Word-Faith theology. In addition to an in-depth analysis, this article contains citations of the inaccurate and blasphemous statements spewed from Word-Faith teachers.
 
A Closer Look at Tithing
 
Are you a Christian who has been badgered and judged as a "God Robber"? Have you been sentenced to Hell for failing to tithe? Do you tithe money in order to elude a curse; or do you live a life in fear of being cursed because you cannot afford to tithe? Have you been judged as undisciplined and made to feel like a second class Christian because you were unable to tithe? This article addresses the traditional (and sometimes abusive) practice of church tithing by taking a comprehensive examination of scriptures used by tithing advocates and contrasting them to what the Bible teaches in light of proper methodological context.
 
Women Serving as Pastors: Stepping Out of Divine Order
 
In today's modern church age, more and more women are holding pastoral positions. But, did God call women to preach and teach, or should men hold the positions of leadership in the church?
 
A Defense for the Unborn 
 
This article calls attention to the hotly contested abortion issue. It offers a defense for unborn children by challenging those who attempt to justify abortion. In addition, this article brings to light the atrocities that occur to those who cannot speak for themselves. Moreover, this article addresses the corrupt agenda of the world's largest abortion agency --- Planned Parenthood.
 
The Offerings of Cain and Abel
 
Much debate has been made concerning the type of offerings of Abel and Cain and why God accepted one while rejecting the other. It is the opinion of some church leaders that Abel brought a tithe to the Lord while others postulate that it was an offering of blood that God found acceptable. This essay aims to provide a counterclaim with a more accurate exegetical solution to this issue.
 
Judging and Touching the Untouchables 
 
Many people do not take kindly to an evaluation of their "pastorís" doctrines. When false teachers are dauntlessly interrogated by those who are proficient in sound biblical exegesis, they resort to a variety of tactics to avoid exposure of their erroneous teachings. One such stratagem involves the inappropriate use of Psalm 105:15 ("Do not touch My anointed Ö") and Matthew 7:1 ("Judge not ...."). The goal of this article is to address the purposeful misapplication of these verses and gain a more accurate understanding of the right and wrong kinds of judging.
 
No Continuation of Prophets Today
 
Much controversy and tension arises in the Christian Church of whether the existences of the prophetic gifts are still valid today. I elected to write this article to comprehensively challenge and refute the argument that the prophetic gifts are legitimately functional in the church today.
 
 
Was Word-Faith teacher, Eddie Long, guilty or innocent of the sexual abuse charges brought on him by five teenage boys --- Anthony Flagg, Spencer Legrande, Jamal Parris, Maurice Robinson, and Centino Kemp? In this commentary, I present my perspective of why I believe that Mr. Long is clearly guilty of sexual impropriety.
 
Refuting Creflo Dollar's "Being Free to Tithe" Doctrine
 
According to Creflo Dollar, tithing proves our trust and appreciation for what Jesus has done for us. During his sermon "Being Free to Tithe", Mr. Dollar comes clean with the fact that Christians will not be cursed for not tithing. However, while he openly admits that believers in Christ will not be cursed for failing to tithe, he nevertheless alleges there will be repercussions for failing to tithe. This article refutes those notions and exposes the continual cycle of manipulation that Mr. Dollar uses to exploit his misguided supporters.
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"Fraudulent leaders in our churches seem to be as comfortable with their deceptive schemes as magicians are with their trickery.

Mesmerizing their audience with smooth talk and charismatic charm, they confidently prey upon their unsuspecting victims' lack of biblical literacy and misplaced loyalty.

Such is a disheartening state of affairs. Of course false teachers desire to be let alone. To convey correction is a great transgression against God.

Some fume threatening speech: 'Touch not the Lord's anointed' or 'Judge not'. Clearly, thieves love darkness and hate to be counter-targeted by the flaming light of truth.

Bless the forthright watchmen who possess the courage and exegetical fortitude to sound the horn on serpentine ministers who have inconspicuously slithered into the Church.

We must address the serious issue of how long those who seek God's Truth will walk in brotherhood with those who have deviated from Truth.

Division is often met with reprimand in the name of love and tolerance. Appeasement to political correctness rather than an adherence to biblical correctness is the dominate order of our day.

Godly love and truth causes division ... separating the narrow path of Truth from the wide road of error and ungodly concession.

Today, it is incumbent that believers proceed with caution so that they do not give support and sanction those who have betrayed the Lord.

Regrettably, many naive people wink at doctrinal transgressions so long as it is perpetrated by a captivating, kind, and loving 'man of God'.

Ministers of darkness cloaked as angels of light are conveniently undiscerned. Let true believers judge righteously and take heed to the words of Paul:

'For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.'
(Acts 20:29-31)"

~ Victor T. Stephens

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