Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Way International

What is now The Way International began with the radio ministry of Victor Paul Wierwille in 1942. Wierwille was a minister in a very traditional denominational church, the Evangelical and Reformed Church, a group which now is part of the United Church of Christ. The Way formally began in 1955. The church is called “The Way” since this was an early name for the first century followers of Christ. The Way became very popular in 1970’s, especially among college students. Many have become followers of The Way through its introductory Bible study, once called The Power for Abundant Living, and now known as The Way of Abundance and Power. Continue reading

By the Pricking of My Thumbs

I remember counseling a woman who was suffering from a great deal of fear in her life. Over the course of several weeks, I discovered that this woman had had several experiences with occult undertones. I felt that an intensive exploration of occult influences in her life was necessary. We sat down one evening and spent about two hours diagnosing her exposure to the occult. Although she was raised in church, and had a rather ordinary life, we found that she had experienced about 25 different instances of involvement in things of a demonic nature. This included everything from yoga and seeing ghosts to ouija boards and seances. No wonder there was a spirit of fear in her life! Continue reading

25 Errors of the Prosperity Gospel

One of the most popular and widespread heresies of the modern world is the Prosperity Gospel. Variously called Prosperity Theology, the Faith Movement, the Word of Faith, and derisively “Name and Claim It,” this teaching stresses a few basic ideas: Continue reading

Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

Today is the Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist. John is often an overlooked and forgotten hero of the faith. We forget that Jesus declared that “among those born of women none is greater than John” (Luke 7:28). We forget that John was the forerunner of Christ, who prepared the way for His ministry. We forget that John was a great preacher of righteousness who would not compromise the truth. We forget that John was a martyr for the Lord. Continue reading