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Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church Leaves The SBC The Annual Southern Baptist Convention saw Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church kicked out of the convention in spectacular fashion. The ripple effect of that vote has had massive consequences on the perception of the Southern Baptist Convention. Now, Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church has announced its departure from the SBC. Elevation Church was the largest church […]

Steven Furtick Promotes Universalism In Viral Facebook Post Steven Furtick is well-known for outlandish comments that have landed him with accusations of modalism. Furtick is most widely known for a style of preaching called “narcigesis” a term coined by discernment ministries to describe Furtick’s own teaching. Steven Furtick is an obvious false teacher, but that doesn’t stop Elevation Church from being a […]

Allen Parr vs Discernment Ministries: How Allen Parr Gatekeeps on Discernment In the realm of Christian YouTube, there is few channels greater in size than that of “The Beat by Allen Parr.” For a channel of around 1 million, his videos contain flashy headlines that do not reveal assertions about the underlying content or stances, which include hot takes on theology and discernment on false […]

Most Popular Evangelical Dark Web video restored after winning copyright claim

At the beginning of August, Evangelical Dark Web explained that we were in a copyright dispute over our video exposing Steven Furtick‘s modalist teachings. Modalism is an anti-trinitarian heresy dating back to antiquity that teaches that God changes forms, ie Jesus becomes the Holy Spirit. Christianity teaches that God The Father, God the Son, and […]

Is Levi Lusko a false teacher?

Category 4 Verdict: In addition to proliferating false teachers, Levi Lusko has a demonstrable method of tickling ears with highly formulaic sermons Preface Part of how this Discernment ministry operates is taking in reader questions about prevalent teachers. Levi Lusko has received a record number of requests, and due to him leading the field of requests, this […]

No, Steven Furtick’s heretical Burning Bush claim was not taken out of context

The largest church in the Southern Baptist Convention is Elevation church with approximately 35,000 members, making it the 8th largest church in the United States. Elevation was a plague to the SBC after Steven Furtick acquired a reputation for outlandish claims about what the Bible says. Ultimately, Evangelical Dark Web concluded that Steven Furtick is […]

Exclusive: These Pastors and Churches Took Millions in PPP Loans

Joel Osteen landed in hot water when the Houston Chronicle broke the story that Lakewood Church had indeed accepted Payroll Payment Protection loans under the Small Business Administration’s allocation for non-profit organizations to benefit from this lockdown relief program, which he previously denied. But Joel Osteen was far from the only pastor and Lakewood Church […]

Is Steven Furtick a false teacher?

Category 5 Verdict: Both unqualified and a false teacher Preface At the request of one of our readers, we have been asked to investigate whether Steven Furtick is a false teacher. On a normal occasion, we do verdicts in the order in which they were received, but an exception is being made because of multiple […]

Is Craig Groeschel a false teacher?

Category 4 Verdict: Craig Groeschel has a demonstrable pattern of doing what will profit himself the most, including the strategic adoption of Cultural Marxism Preface At the request of one of our readers, we have been asked to investigate whether Craig Groeschel is a false teacher. You can make a request here, and we will honor […]

Watch: Steven Furtick’s Modalism Exposed Steven Furtick is the pastor at Elevation Chruch, on of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music. Despite this worldly success, the man preaches a heretical understanding of the Trinity called modalism. This view of God is unfounded in Scripture. Jesus says he is the bread of life; the light of the world; the […]