False Gospels

Some Counsel for Christians Leaving Toxic Church Environments

By Lucas O'Neill | 11.15.2019

Recovery for genuine believers who have been damaged by failed churches is a grueling process.

What Does 2 John Have to Teach Us about Partnering with False Teachers?

By Sean DeMars | 10.18.2019

We must not align ourselves with false teachers, apostate churches, or any of their ministries in any way that will confuse people about the truth of the gospel and the identity of Jesus.

Book Review: Defining Deception, by Costi Hinn & Anthony Wood

Review by Johnny Lithell | 10.04.2018

Does Bill Johnson and Bethel Church’s teaching fall within the bounds of Christian orthodoxy? Or do they harm the advance of the gospel of Jesus Christ?

American Civil Religion and the Gospel Aren’t the Same Thing

By John D. Wilsey | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

Civil religion, when it remains unevaluated and unchecked by the Word of God, can easily run amok. It can present the nation as God, as the savior of the world, as the last best hope on earth.

Book Review: The Crook in the Lot, by Thomas Boston

Review by Eric Beach | 06.05.2017

This is an excellent book from a a pastor about the purposes and plans of God through hardships in our lives.

Book Review: When Heaven Invades Earth, by Bill Johnson

Review by David Schrock | 03.01.2017

When Trinity-eroding, Christ-denying, gospel-subverting error is published, we ought not shy away from declaring a teacher or teaching as heretical.

Mailbag #24: What Happens to Infants Who Die; Thinking through Civil Disobedience; Calling Out False Teachers by Name

By Jonathan Leeman | 12.14.2015

— What happens to infants who die? Do they go to heaven? — How should Christians think through the category of “civil disobedience”? — Should pastors call out false teachers by name?

Africa, the Prosperity Gospel, and the Problem of Unguarded Churches

By Ken Mbugua | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.02.2015

Missionaries who labor in reached parts of Africa are today faced with a society that has been inoculated against the gospel. So what do we do about it?

Biblical Theology and Liberation

By Steven Harris | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

Whole-Bible answers to Liberation Theology’s approach to oppression, sin, the Exodus, and more.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Christianity in Kenya

By K. Mbugua, M. Dever | 08.04.2014

A Kenyan pastor reflects on the prosperity gospel, urbanization, biblical literacy, Islamic influence, meaningful membership, and more.

Book Review: Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits, by T.D. Jakes

Review by Steven Harris | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.15.2014

Simply put, Reposition Yourself is a self-help book—and a dangerous one, at that.

Evangelizing Prosperity Gospel Adherents

By Allen Duty | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.15.2014

How can we better prepare ourselves to evangelize those who believe the prosperity gospel?

Prosperity Preaching: Deceitful and Deadly

By John Piper | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.15.2014

Pastors, don’t preach a message that kindles suicidal desires.

Money: An Instrument for Blessing, Not an Indicator of It

By John Onwuchekwa | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.15.2014

When it comes to money, our churches shouldn’t be cul-de-sacs but thoroughfares.

Do You Know What Your Missionaries Actually Teach?!

By Sean DeMars | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.15.2014

Love the gospel, protect it, and guard it. And for the love of all things good and holy, please stop sending missionaries if they don’t.