The Tragedy of No Discernment – What We All Need to Learn from the Hillsong-Driscoll Fiasco

So Hillsong have folded to the typical media firestorm and revoked their invitation to Mark Driscoll to speak at their upcoming conference here in Sydney later this month. The Herald have the story… The Australian visit of a controversial US pastor who once described women as “penis houses” has been cancelled after a public backlash. […]

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Word of Faith / Prosperity Gospel – Why Does it Matter?

Theopedia helpfully describes the Word of Faith movement with it’s attendant Prosperity Gospel: The Word of Faith movement or word-faith theology developed in the latter half of the 20th century in mainly Pentecostal andCharismatic churches. Its beginnings trace back to an early twentieth century evangelical pastor, E.W. Kenyon (1867-1948), who preached that God would award financial and other gifts if the faithful […]

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Modalism – Why Does it Matter?

Modalism is the heresy that God exists in different manifestations or modes, but not in three persons. It seeks to preserve the language in the Bible about 3 distinct persons (Father, Son and Spirit) while defending the unity of God. Monergism helpfully defines modalism (amongst other Trinitarian heresies: Modalism (i.e. Sabellianism, Noetianism and Patripassianism) …taught that the three […]

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