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This story could have been sold as a soap opera in Hollywood. At the very least, it could have come under the guise of Ripley's Believe It or Not.
It's simply disheartening that the story came from the pulpit.
As reported by The Roys Report, a pastor remains in his position at Solid Rock Church in Elk River, Minnesota, despite marrying his son's ex-wife and allegedly dating her while she was still married to his son.
Arming oneself with wisdom and knowledge is a crucial part of the decision-making process when looking for a new church home.
Knowing the warning signs of an apostate church is valuable for those who love where they are, so that they know what to look for as many churches are making the move away from biblical principles in the hope of staying socially relevant and safe.
During an episode of the "Politely Rude with Abby Johnson" podcast, Lucas Miles, a well-known pastor, author and podcaster, shared warning signs that Christians must take note of when finding a church in which to worship and build community.
The Lord certainly works in mysterious ways, and it is an incredible sight to behold when a seed planted decades ago in preparation for a spiritual encounter begins to take root and blossom.
Singer and American music icon Paul Simon is on such a journey of belief and discovery about the prophetic dream he was given in 2019 that has culminated in his newest album, "7 Psalms."
"On Jan. 15, 2019, I had a dream that said, 'You're working on a piece called 7 Psalms.'" The dream was so strong that I got up and I wrote it down, but I had no idea what that meant," shares Simon in the trailer for his upcoming release, "7 Psalms."
Drinking alcohol has been a topic of heated-discussion amongst the church for quite a long time.
The Bible references wine on numerous occasions, while Peter admonishes believers to be "sober-minded" throughout the book of 1 Peter.
Author and senior pastor at Long Hollow Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Robby Gallaty addressed the question, "Is it wise for a Christian to drink alcohol" in a recent sermon.
In his online preaching, Marcus Rogers doesn't hold anything back. If it doesn't come from the truth of God's Word, he won't even touch the subject.
But, Rogers said in a recent video, that is hardly the case with many preachers and teachers out there, whether they are on the internet or behind the pulpit of a church. The senior pastor at Firehouse Church in Chicago, Rogers says there are multitudes of supposed distributors of God's Word who are actually teaching and preaching witchcraft—and that they are "wolves in sheep's clothing.
"I've been praying about this and I see a lot of things going on in Christianity right now," Rogers says. "l just felt led by the Holy Spirit to come out here and expose these Christian witches, warlocks and wolves. A lot of people think I'm controversial, but I just have got to do what God has instructed me to do.
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