Proclaiming the Gospel and Encouraging Biblical Discernment
A DIRECTORY OF AUTHORS: Three NOT Recommended Lists
Written and Compiled by Chris Lawson (SpiritualResearchNetwork.org)
It is no secret these days that Christian bookstores and ministry resource databases are often jam-packed with so-called Christian resources that are actually promoting anything but biblical Christianity. Special care may be taken by bookstore owners and ministry leaders alike to ensure that ministry and business are “in order,” but when a close look is taken, the sale of spiritually unsafe material abounds. This is the primary reason for these three lists—to help warn and protect you, the reader, and to provide a quick reference guide.
You should know that many of the authors listed here profess to follow or glean from “Jesus,” yet at the same time, they assiduously reject the biblical Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Who is Savior, Lord, and God. In fact, many of these authors teach the absolute antithesis (opposite) of the historic Christian faith. Books rife with New Age occult teachings and practices abound in many Christian bookstores, and many owners and managers are going to sell them, regardless.
Over the past twenty-plus years, I have spent thousands of hours researching, examining, and refuting dangerous cultic and occult practices as a missionary, church planter, and pastor. My purpose in doing so has been to help people escape dangerous occult influences, heretical doctrines both inside and outside the church, and the bondage of satanic genius that holds people captive by the powers of darkness…
The Spiritual Research Network store has been created to share some resources that have helped us through the years. We hope our ministry will help equip you and that our purpose in Proclaiming the Gospel and Encouraging Biblical Discernment will inspire you to rely more on the Lord, speak His truth in love, and be gracious toward all.
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The products on our site provide excellent research documentation, and they speak the truth about issues confronting the Church today. They also encourage believers in Jesus Christ to uphold the Word of God and remain steadfast in the truth of the Gospel. Our good friend and colleague Ray Yungen—now in Heaven—would've done about anything to get the truth of the Gospel into your hands. May you enjoy his books and the other resources we have.
"Ray was a man who loved life, loved people, and loved God. His tenderhearted manner touched all who came to know him. In addition to his researching and writing, he enjoyed spending time over a good cup of coffee with friends, listening to music, and being in nature. Ray had a zeal for truth and was passionate in his desire to help others find and know truth as well. He loved God’s Word and used it as a measuring rod in all he did and believed. Ray’s research and writing ministry impacted tens of thousands of people throughout the world, and he will be sorely missed by many. He has left an indelible imprint on the Christian church that will be remembered for years to come. Ray’s writings and lectures will continue to be distributed through his publisher, Lighthouse Trails Publishing"