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Generally speaking, the Church Growth/Church Marketing Movement is dangerous because … It is based upon the perceived needs of sinful men rather than upon the eternal declarations of the Word of God (what one desires rather than what one truly needs). It minimizes Biblical doctrine and emphasizes the feelings and emotions of mankind (how one “feels” rather than what one “thinks”). It uses the amusements, fads, philosophies and gimmicks of the world and fails to exhort people to have a different mindset from the world. It changes the message of Christ by focusing primarily upon the “positive” texts of Scripture and frequently neglecting the “negative” words of God. In this manner, the “whole counsel of God” is no longer taught or emphasized. It furthers the agenda of the ecumenical church by encouraging unity with men and ministries that either disbelieve or question God’s Word or that join hands with those…

We want to thank those of you who have expressed concern as to the ministry of the FEA and Grace Bible Church in Fresno, California, in the midst of the current health crisis. As you all know, our nation and world is in the midst of a pandemic that is impacting the lives of families and individuals on a day-to-day basis. The uncertainty of the scope and duration of this crisis is disrupting almost every aspect of our daily lives. Despite this fact, the staff and families of the FEA and GBC are as well as can be expected, and we are continuing to fulfill our day-to-day operations here at the FEA as the Lord allows. With fear and confusion so prevalent in the hearts and minds of many believers today, and with so many theories and misinformation propagated by secular and religious media alike, allow us the opportunity to…

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