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David Crowder’s crowded theology.

The latest pockmark to appear on the already scarred face of CCM comes from one of evangelicalism’s favorite “worship leaders,” David Crowder of the David Crowder Band. Crowder, who is the author of the contemplative-promoting book, Praise Habit (referring to the habits worn by Catholic nuns), also participated in a contemplative/emergent conference with the likes […]

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Give Christians the need-oriented pop-psychology that they had grown to love, . . . just alter it a bit with some verses and some references to Jesus–they would never catch on that what they were swallowing was not biblical Christianity at all, but an almost unrecognizable perversion. Whether this approach was calculated or naively taken […]

DefCon is now on FaceBook.

Defending Contending has finally joined the world of social networking. We are now on Facebook and you can ‘friend’ us here.

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God has designed your family—not the youth group, not the children’s ministry, not the Christian school, but your family—as the principle discipling agent in your children’s lives. – Voddie Baucham

Sermon of the week: “What Every Catholic Should Know” by Mike Gendron.

Your sermon of the week is What Every Catholic Should Know by Mike Gendron. This is a good message on the soul-damning errors of the Romish system. ____________________________________________________ Also download John MacArthur’s sermons Unmasking the Pope and the Catholic System from this previous post and Exposing the Idolatry of Mary Worship from this previous post.

Another ten (very) quick questions for Mormons.

In the past you’ve enjoyed Ten (very) quick questions for Mormons and Ten more (very) quick questions for Mormons. Now DefCon brings you Another ten (very) quick questions for Mormons. Enjoy! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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The family, too, is in decline among Christians. Believing fathers generally fail to play their God-given role as the spiritual leader of their families. Christian fathers in times past led their families in twice-daily family worship. Today most Christian fathers reinforce the pervasive humanism of our culture, denying the practical relevance of God to the […]

Another sad day.

It is so sad to watch pastor after pastor, and ministry after ministry acquiesce to or downright endorse Mark Driscoll. It is with a heavy heart that I bring your attention to yet two more examples–two websites that I have long respected for their work, but now I can no longer endorse on DefCon. The […]

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When a man has really been convicted by the supernatural operation of the Holy Spirit, the first effect on him is complete and abject despair. His case appears to be utterly hopeless. He now sees he has sinned so grievously that it appears impossible for a righteous God to do anything but damn him for […]

Where’s that in Scripture?

When Roman Catholicism bases its bedrock of authority on an ever-changing position of leadership (just like Mormonism), it never ceases to amaze me what men can dream up. And with no real, fixed, eternal foundation by which to measure all new revelations, decrees, and doctrines, whatever the pope (or a prophet) says must be accepted […]

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The worst of the heathen, who never had Christ preached to them, and salvation offered Him, shall fare better in the day of judgment, than those that continue impenitent under the Gospel. – Matthew Barker 1619 – 1698

What Are We Defending?

While the illustration has been used before, I believe it is appropriate to begin this particular post. It has been said there was a time when people applied to become a bank teller that they would have to undergo strenuous training in order to detect counterfeit monies. The training would consist of learning the difference […]

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The doctrine of Salvation by Sacraments is a deadly delusion, the overthrow of the gospel, the destruction of souls and the path to perdition. –John Campbell

An Honest Abortionist

“Am I killing? Yes, I am, I know that.” – Abortion Doctor Curtis Boyd HT: What is Chazaq?

Benny Hinn’s wife files for divorce.

Another health, wealth, and prosperity preacher is headed to divorce court. According to this report from Fox News, Suzanne Hinn, wife of heretic faith healer Benny Hinn . . . Filed papers in Orange County Superior Court on Feb. 1, citing irreconcilable differences. The LA Times is also reporting that the request for divorce came […]

Elton John’s “Jesus” was a gay man.

The Sun is reporting yet another big name entertainer who has gotten too big for his britches. Openly homosexual musician Elton John claims that: “I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems.” Of course he provides no Scriptural support for his “theology.” But I’ll provide two verses apropos to this […]

Sermon of the week: “Grace Applied – Irresistible Grace” by Brian Borgman.

Your sermon of the week is Grace Applied – Irresistible Grace by Brian Borgman from his thirteen-part series on the Doctrines of Grace entitled Introduction to the Reformed Faith.  Look for the remaining three parts over the next few weeks.

Creepy . . . just creepy.

This video is highly offensive to pirates (and all five of your senses). Satan is a quadriplegic? God wants me to be a sunbeam? Did they kill that baby bird to make their point? Words escape me. No trip down “Bad Theology Lane” would be complete without Tillie the Bible Clown and Super Adrian. Wait, […]

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So many of our children have little idea what they believe or why they believe it. Couple this with the fact that they are fallen human beings whose natural bent is to sin, and it is not difficult to see their dilemma. Failing to catechize our children is tantamount to surrendering to the culture. . […]

Entertainment Tonight, Or Home Failures?

There will be many who would question my thoughts on this post, but before you comment or leave mad, I would implore you to consider the words of Scripture to see whether we have been truly led astray or whether what we set in front of our eyes and our children is really nothing more […]

Eight public rebukes for Todd Bentley.

Vision Forum’s Doug Phillips on Avatar.

I’m sure this will upset the applecart of those who see no problem with having one foot in the church and the other foot in the world (namely its entertainment), but for anyone who plans on seeing the film Avatar, below is some food for thought from Doug Phillips. And for those who have seen […]

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Love for sin makes men impatient under reproof. When a person’s sin is to him as “the apple of his eye,” no wonder he is offended at any that touches it. – George Swinnock 1627 – 1673

How do you hide an 8 million dollar private jet?

Ed Young has been exposed. Not surprising when you consider the Ed Young video DefCon featured back in 2007. See also this post. HT: A Little Leaven

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There is a voice in the blood of the martyrs. What does that voice say? It cries aloud from Oxford, Smithfield, and Gloucester,- “Resist to the death the Popish doctrine of the Real Presence, under the forms of the consecrated bread and wine in the Lord’s Supper!” – J. C. Ryle 1816 – 1900

A Medical Nun’s Story

This video shares the story of Lolly Harding, a woman who was a Catholic medical nun for 13 years.  It is really a timely video and provides some more insight in how Catholics will accept without question what they hear from their superiors.  Something Bill encountered in a conversation he had with two Catholics. But […]

Catholic Agenda Embedded in Manhattan Declaration

 At DefCon we have dealt with The Manhattan Declaration in previous posts (see here, here and here) speaking to its ecumenical postering and Evangelical signatories.  Just recently, Richard Benett from Berean Beacon has published a paper looking into this important matter. Here, Mr. Bennett has highlighted how this declaration is rife with Rome’s agenda.  An agenda that […]

A Catholic Leap

There is little doubt that many Roman Catholic doctrines simply aren’t in the Bible. They’ve been introduced by the Roman Catholic Church over the centuries. Much as Muslims make weak attempts to find prophecies about Muhammad in the Bible, Catholics grasp at straws to find support for their doctrines in the Bible. I recently had […]

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When was the last time you heard of a church rebuking members for gossip, admonishing men for the immodest dress of their wives and daughters, or excommunicating a member for adultery? Today’s evangelical church may take a strong stand on fundamental doctrines like the divine nature of Christ and the inspiration of Scripture, but it […]

Here’s a shocker: The false gospel of John Crowder, Benjamin Dunn, and Sloshfest originated from an LSD drug-induced experience.

When you read a quote like this . . . Heaven is going to be wild. God will show up and be the life of the party. We want to see fun coming back into the Church. . . . you know the blasphemous duo of Crowder and Dunn isn’t far behind. The 38-year-old [Sloshfest organizer […]