Eric Barger and Take A Stand! Ministries

Ministry Update

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Take A Stand! Ministries

PO Box 279

Spanaway, WA 98387


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Special Thanks!


Thanks to all our friends who prayed and sent encouraging notes concerning the passing and funeral of Melanie's father this week.


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On the Road

Smokey Point, WA
January 5 
Eric is speaking at both morning services at
8:30 & 11, plus 10 am Sunday School. He'll be addressing two different topics including "The New, Truly Confused, Evangelicals" and "Ten Reasons Why Jesus is Returning Soon." Come join us for our yearly visit to Atonement Free Lutheran Church. Click here for more.

Abbotsford, BC
February 9
Eric returns to Olivet Church in Abbotsford for one service (10 am). Click here for details

Peoria, IL
February 21-22
Join Eric for five sessions at the Equip Christian Workers Conference in Peoria. Click here for a list of Eric's sessions.

Myrtle Beach, SC
February 28-March 2
Mark your calendars and make plans to get away to beautiful Myrtle Beach for the "What In The World Is Going On?" Conference
Bill Koenig 
Eric Barger 
Dr. Freddie Young 
Current Events
- Israel
Bible Prophecy
Christian Apologetics
More information about this event coming soon!

Bring Eric to your Church or Conference? 
Eric is accepting invitations for meetings on select dates throughout 2014-15 across North America.

Click Here or call 214-289-5244 to schedule Eric for your church!

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New Evangelicalism: The New World Order
by Paul Smith

Like cascading dominoes, the intentional departure from believing the Bible is inerrant has plunged the church of the 21st century down the treacherous slippery slope of accommodation and compromise.

* Why have so many evangelicals identified themselves as new evangelicals?

* What is the relationship between Fuller Seminary, the Purpose Driven Church, and the Emergent Church Movement?

* How is the Emergent Church push for globalization harmonizing with the new world order in these prophetic last days?


Addressing these and many more questions with riveting case studies coupled with staggering and sobering documentation, the author unfolds the shocking progression of ideas that were birthed in a nest of aberrant church beliefs. 


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Living on Borrowed Time
  by Dr. David Reagan


This book answers many questions concerning the second coming of Jesus including fulfilled prophecy, understanding the season we are in and the signs of the times, and perhaps the most convincing sign of the Lord's soon return.


A unique feature of the book is a prophecy forum composed of 22 Bible prophecy experts who reply to 11 questions concerning the biblical signs of the times that are supposed to signal the imminent return of Jesus. Over 300 pages!

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The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent
by Dr. Erwin Lutzer


Islam is on the rise all over the West, including America. In this compelling new book, bestselling author Erwin Lutzer urges Christians to see this as both an opportunity to share the gospel and a reason for concern.
 We have now reached a tipping point--the spread of Islam is rapidly altering the way we live. These changes are cause for alarm, for they endanger our freedoms of speech and religion.


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Emergent/postmodern philosophy has invaded nearly every once-safe denomination. In this seminar DVD, Eric defines Emergent thinking and terms, concisely exposing the leaders and errors of the Emergent Church.

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Moving the Church into the 21st Century - and Away From the Bible


A common theme I address in my seminars, preaching, Q&A times, and personal correspondence is the importance of examining the place the Bible occupies in the priorities of modern Christians. Is it supreme over all things? Does it lead and guide every belief and practice? Does it contain all of the information needed to know God, to be saved eternally? And is it the only infallible, inerrant revelation from the Creator to His creation? To the shock of many, increasing numbers of today's most popular voices in the Church have either spoken out demoting the Bible's authority and relevance or have simply said as much by their teachings, alliances, and actions.


When investigating whether a ministry, leader, local church, fellowship, or denomination is heading the wrong direction, one of the most important and also difficult issues we face is that the shift away from the Bible usually happens incrementally. In fact, I cannot think of a single situation that I've read of in over 25 years of researching past (or present) apostasies when error came all at once like a landslide. That is, unless one argues that a single landslide can last for a year, or five, or ten, or more.


No matter how it's accomplished or how quickly, the fact remains that many of the old trustworthy sources have slipped, cracked, compromised, and become voices for "different gospels" instead of the authentic presentation from God's pure Word. Perhaps the most pertinent issue facing believers today is the criteria for decision making about what should and should not be accepted concerning beliefs and experience. After all, many of those who have strayed away from the Bible continually claim that they are "evangelicals." They contend that those who disagree with them just don't understand, are themselves lost in misconceptions about the Faith, or are simply narrow, bigoted legalists. The result is that true Bible believers are not just marginalized but stripped of credibility in any and every way possible. And why? Because we refuse to abandon the Scripture, historic Christian doctrine, and the old rugged cross.


For those in the process of shifting to the "new" evangelicalism, it's usually a slow, almost undetectable journey away from carefully following and applying biblical truth. Programs, methods, plans, life application themes, entertainment and the like have incrementally replaced the sound presentation of the Gospel. Generally absent are teaching of solid doctrine, a focus on standing against evil, and evangelism of the lost. In short, the "here and now" has trumped eternity as life on earth and meeting felt needs has replaced preaching and teaching about eternity, absolute truth, spiritual warfare, and the Church's main mission of evangelism to the status of little more than misguided Dark Ages philosophy.


Messengers Instead of Message


Often guided by the simple fact of whether we like the messenger, the Church today seems to be in a broadening precarious phase as allegiance to a teacher/pastor/author has taken precedence over truth. Favoring particular leaders isn't in itself necessarily evil but persuasive, charismatic personalities often have a unique ability to sweep theological truths aside if they get in the way of the intended outcome of the facilitator. Glaring examples of this phenomenon would be the teachings of cult leaders from the 2nd century's Marcion to Joseph Smith, Jr. The history of the Church is replete with those who may have started out on target but who eventually led many astray. Now Bible believers are faced with discerning the teaching of men such as Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and Joel Osteen. No doubt these three and others are counted as "evangelical Christians." They have adopted many Christian ideas in their teaching but these men and many others have developed followers more than willing to ignore (or at least not explore) the glaring flaws scattered through the teachings of those they are endeared to. If I refer to it a "cult of personality," please understand that liking someone and their preaching or writing surely isn't wrong, but blind affection to any teacher or church is inviting disaster. If this trend is prevalent for some seasoned Saints, how much more is it then for young or biblically unknowledgeable people who have never been taught the locked-in-stone edict of testing everything (I Thes. 5:21-22)?


The Media's Power to Shape


These days it's just not an affection for the local preacher on Sundays. YouTube, daily radio/TV, Facebook and Twitter are but a few ways that teachers connect with their audience. All of that may be fine unless the teacher goes sideways and the listeners keep on receiving what has now become contaminated milk. It is at these times that ministries such as Take A Stand! come along and throw the light of truth on what has happened. When we do, those defending their "favorite" teacher often answer with a chorus of "judge not lest ye be judged" or "no one's perfect" and the skirmish is on - all because of a lack of willingness by the both the teacher in question and those being taught to keep bringing everything that claims to be "Christian" to the failsafe standards of the Bible. If we'd do that, people could stop being uptight with me and other apologists for simply doing discernment (even though some of my apologetics brethren are just antsy to pick a fight with anybody on any miniscule issue that tweaks them).


Our next email update will contain a quick checklist of a few things to look out for concerning the "New, Truly Confused Evangelicals." In the meanwhile, have a terrific week and remember, keep your Bible open!



Olive Tree Video Series
From Eric Barger - Advice for pastors on confronting divergent or aberrant teaching 

Here is the second of several short clips recorded backstage at the "Understanding the Times" Conference in Eden Prairie, MN in October, 2013. In this clip Eric responds to the question: What would you tell a pastor who is confronting divergent teaching in their community? To watch Click Here.

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Latest Program - Dec. 14-15

The Progressive Dream that is America's Nightmare

Jan's guest is Twila Brase, noted national expert on health care and ObamaCare. Socialized medicine is the Progressive's dream that is now America's nightmare. Brase offers legal ways people can employ so that one doesn't have to enroll in an exchange. Can this freight train be stopped? Jan and Twila discuss that as well. It is true that another 100 million could lose health care in 2014? These would be employer-based plans that will likely be cancelled.  If you might be in that category, we urge you to listen. Find much more info at Twila's Web site,


Then David Fiorazo joins Jan to discuss some current efforts to blot out God in America. Find his outstanding book here. Is America's effort to eradicate God out of our lives just one reason we have the curse of socialized medicine upon us now? Jan reminds listeners that He never forgets us; we are engraved on the palms of His hands. 


Concerning this edition of "Understanding the Times" Radio,
Eric Barger wrote:

"As informed as I believe I am, I am far better equipped on this topic now then I was before. Far better.

I am really impressed with Twila Brase's factual, matter-of-fact, and understandable explanations. She is giving information attached with action which is sorely needed in the health care debate. Most people simply don't know what to communicate to their friends and family concerning this. Let alone actually have a plan to know what to do. I encourage everyone to listen!"



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