As we have mentioned before, guilt by approving association, co-operation, endorsement and staying silent in the face of evil is a scriptural concept. The Scriptures teach us that welcoming, abetting and offering those who teach false doctrines the hand of Christian fellowship makes us partakers in their evil deeds and as guilty as they are (see 2Jn. 7-11). So to whom a congregation, ministry or individual is prepared to offer their endorsement, co-operation or approval to tells us a lot about where they really stand and what they really believe, as opposed to a statement of faith, or bleatings of orthodoxy which are all too often a fig-leaf.
This apparently is the criminal mug-shot of Word of Faith, money-preacher and false prophet Rodney Howard Browne, the so-called "Holy Ghost Bartender" who dispensed spiritual drunkenness at "Joel's Place" and set a new standard for blasphemous shenanigans back in the 90's. Browne has been arrested for unlawful assembly and defying emergency public health restrictions.
For years the NAR in Israel had been unchallenged and quietly sapping away at the very foundations of the faith, but in recent years, as their burrowing and undermining has become increasingly exposed, the level of national concern and controversy has been growing. The crisis engendered by their teachings in the Body here, has become internationally recognised and is making it into discernment blogs across the globe. It has now come to the attention of well-known NAR researcher Holly Pivec. author of two excellent books on the NAR cult. Holly has not written about the Israeli NAR before, so this is a significant uptick in reportage on the NAR here. We hope that this will mark the beginning of an international discernment focus on the NAR situation here, because what happens in Israel has deep significance for the rest of the Body worldwide. Click here for Holly's article.