We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A Thought-Provoking Fable

This was posted on Face Book by Marsha West

Following is an illustration of what will happen to the Church if professing Christians continue to ignore those who warn about the dangers of mixing orthodox Christianity with such things as New Age spirituality, which supports the world of the occult, the LGBTQ+ agenda, which goes against the clear teaching of Scripture, and Progressive (Social Justice) "Christianity" that's being promoted by Marxists. (Author is anonymous.)
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A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. What food might this contain, the mouse wondered? He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!  The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.”

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The pig sympathized, but said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers.”

The mouse turned to the cow and said, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose.”

So the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone.

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house — like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.
The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital, and she returned home with a fever.

Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.

But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

The farmer's wife did not get well; she died. So many people came for her funeral; the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.

The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Agglomeration

Here’s another episode of a collection of links to articles which I thought were worth sharing.

The Good - For Education and/or Edification

If I had a nickel for every time someone told me that John MacArthur is a heretic with “lordship salvation,” I’d have all my doctor bills paid off! This excellent article exposes the very deceptive lying done by those attacking MacArthur.


Keith Getty sounds the alarm about modern “worship” music being dangerous.




Why do most Christians resist Calvinism? For very logical reasons.

Female pastors will only lead a church into apostasy.  I’ve been saying this for a long time; all one has to do is look at the ELCA, the Episcopal Church, United Methodist, and PCUSA, et al.

Testing the Seventh-Day Adventist “prophetess” Ellen G. White against the Scripture — she fails.

HMMMM
Except for their Calvinist beliefs, the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) is usually very solidly fundamental in their teachings.  So then why are they getting into this “racial reconciliation” nonsense of “affirmative action” — aka reverse discrimination?!?

The big news of late is all the brouhaha over Kayne West becoming a Christian.  Well, it seems to me that he’s been given some very poor teachings, and I wonder if he really has accepted the true Gospel and true Christ. He’s been making headlines with his bodacious debut at Joel Osteen’s “church,” and has made the absurd claim that “the greatest artist God ever created is now working for him.” I’d say that is some arrogant presumption!  Seems he’ll fit right in with Osteen unless some REAL Christian can get his attention. 

More Wolves and False Teachings
The Spiritual Damage Caused by the Rebellion of Women Preachers in the Church. An interesting thing I’ve personally noticed is that churches led by women, and denominations which have women “pastors” are all very liberal in their theology, sanctioning homosexuality, same-sex fake marriage, abortion and “social justice.”

Paula White — Satanic Mistress.  This is the woman who is President Trump’s “spiritual advisor.” Which explains why he is basically clueless about the Faith.  Of course she hasn’t left her heretical “seed money” scam behind.

Examining some of the false teaching of Bethel’s Kris Vallotton.

How to quickly prove you are not a Christian.

The leadership of the “Village Church” is extremely lacking in discernment, and now one of them even slanders Paul the Apostle!!!!

Need I say more about Hillsong?

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

About Beth Moore

Too much has come to my attention this past week in regards to Beth Moore that I decided to just do a short post on her, and hope that those who follow her teachings might see this and wake up to the truth that Moore is a narcissistic false teacher. 

Not only is Moore a horrid teacher, she’s also not too smart/lacking common sense to be hanging around with heretics and apostates.

And if you were just dying to see Beth’s morning workout….

How can any Christian justify supporting this apostate person?!?

Lifestyles of the mega-rich pastors with estates and private jets: You’ll be shocked to see who is among them (OK it’s Beth Moore)

She has raised a straw man when told that women are not to be leaders in the church nor teaching over men in the assembly
If this (below) is the sort of praise and support Moore gets -- from a rank heretic-- you just KNOW she should be avoided:
Search this blog for articles about Beth Moore and you will not be able to logically come to any other conclusion but that she and her teachings should be avoided as one would avoid any other false teacher.

Monday, November 11, 2019

A Report on Early Christians


They dwell in their own countries simply as sojourners…. They are in the flesh, but they do not live after the flesh. They pass their days on earth, but they are citizens of heaven. They obey the prescribed laws, and at the same time, they surpass the las by their lives. Hey love all men but are persecuted by all. They are unknown and condemned. They are put to death, but [will be] restored to life. They are poor, yet they make many rich. They possess few things; yet, they abound in all. They are dishonored, but in their very dishonor are glorified…. And those who hate them are unable to give any reason for their hatred.

Unknown author, written about 130 A.D., describing Christians to Romans. Cited by David W. Bercot, in Will the Real Heretics Please Stand Up: A New Look at Today’s Evangelical Church in the Light of Early Christianity, pg.16-17

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Does God Create People to Send to Hell?

The title question has been addressed by Calvinists ad nauseam but never really satisfactorily.  They always claim that such a question impeaches God’s name, dishonors him, etc, but such assertions really ignore the teachings of Calvinism.  I know Calvinists who read my blog will chastise me for this post, but they can’t deny the logic. 

I am writing this post because a fellow blogger posted an article last week titled; “Does the God of Love Create People for Eternal Suffering?” and then included as the post the writings which supposedly “proved” the answer to be in the negative.

According to Calvinism, God pre-selected, pre-ordained some of his created people to be the elect, to be saved in Christ, and only those people will be with God in the end.  The rest of mankind, therefore, have been pre-selected to not be pre-ordained to salvation.

Now simple logic says that if you are choosing random people to be the elect while leaving the rest to end up in the created hell for non-believers, then you are defacto creating people simply to send to hell with no chance of learning the gospel or learning anything of God.

One point to make: God created only two people and the rest of mankind came about by procreation. So technically God didn’t create people to go to Hell.  But he allows the procreation of people who will never have a chance to know Christ because God didn’t pre-ordain them. And that really is just as bad as creating people to send to hell.

The Calvinist God is not the God of the Bible, because all through Scripture we see that WE have a choice to accept salvation or refuse it. God in his sovereignty can do that.

Unlike the vast majority of the things I post on this blog, I will not post comments of arguments, denials, railings, etc -- they will be moderated out. I do not argue Calvinism because it is futile and therefore wastes time better used elsewhere.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Church’s One Foundation

(My bold, italics) 

The church's one Foundation
is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is His new creation,
by water and the Word;
from heav'n He came and sought her
to be His holy bride;
with His own blood He bought her,
and for her life He died.

Elect from ev'ry nation,
yet one o'er all the earth,
her charter of salvation,
one Lord, one faith, one birth;
one holy Name she blesses,
partakes one holy food,
and to one hope she presses,
with ev'ry grace endued.

Tho' with a scornful wonder,
men see her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder,
by heresies distressed,
yet saints their watch are keeping,
their cry goes up, "How long?"
And soon the night of weeping
shall be the morn of song.

The church shall never perish!
Her dear Lord, to defend,
to guide, sustain, and cherish,
is with her to the end;
tho' there be those that hate her
and false sons in her pale,
against the foe or traitor
she ever shall prevail.

'Mid toil and tribulation,
and tumult of her war,
she waits the consummation
of peace for evermore;
till with the vision glorious
her longing eyes are blest,
and the great church victorious
shall be the church at rest.

Yet she on earth hath union
with God the Three in One,
and mystic sweet communion
with those whose rest is won.
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we,
like them, the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with Thee.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Agglomeration

I haven’t had much of a chance to actually write a post; I’ve been recuperating from surgery to repair a rotator cuff injury so sitting down at the computer for more than 20 minutes at a time was too difficult. I’m on the road to recovery; although I am still limited in moving my arm, and there is still a steady ache, I am getting to do more. During the short times spent on the computer have been responding to e-mails and I have also been collecting links for this post. So, hold on to your hats because this is going to be a long one!

The Good - For Education and/or Edification

The importance of complementarianism.  And the danger of the ideology of Beth Moore.

Albert Mohler’s 10 points on Complementarianism.

Are you really a Christian? Do you walk the talk?

Good responses for those who say believing in God is the same as believing in the “Flying spaghetti monster.”

Here’s an excellent article about many false teachings invading the Church.

Does God really have BIG plans for you?



If you missed the “dust up” regarding comment John MacArthur said about false teacher Beth Moore, this article is an excellent examination.  And, here’s a good summation of the sins of Beth Moore.

A very interesting part 3 of Midwest Christian Outreach’s series on angels and demons.

Hey, how do you feel? Alistair Begg: Top ten things I wish worship leaders would stop saying.

HMMMM
Hey KJV Onlyers — how do explain this false teaching?

The “social justice” Christians and their abuse of the word, “prophetic.


Charles Stanley is going off the deep end.

More Wolves and False Teachings
Last week I was asked what I knew about Jen Wilkin. So I Googled her, and the most I could find was that overall her teachings were good but that she was hanging around false teachers.  Well, now I find something which shows she’s much like Beth Moore — an egalitarian who says the Bible has just been misunderstood. AVOID HER!

Is there anything in Scripture that Hillsong won’t pervert?

Cru seriously needs to stop calling themselves a Christian organization and be honest about their anti-Christian, socialist agenda.  What a surprise that former Cru employees describe working for Cru like working for a cult.

Another review of Sarah Young’s horrible Jesus Calling book.


Beth Moore gets worse almost daily. If THIS doesn’t convince you that she’s a false teacher, then nothing will.

Four reasons to NOT be a Catholic.

Too many Christian leaders lack discernment, like those noted in this article, supporting, encouraging, and promoting a rank heretic.

Midwest Christian Outreach’s e-mail for 10/24/19 has this: Currently less than 2% of Western civilization is acting as the thought police for the other 98%. Approximately 1.5-2% of the population is Gay or Gay inclined but substantially less are activists but very engaged activists in changing and enforcing the thoughts of others. A guidance booklet was recently issued to schools in the UK by Stonewall, a LGBT advocacy and rights group. To what purpose? To guide school curriculum in promoting acceptance of LGBT values and behaviors. Not just some but all. English, math, geography, even religious instruction. LGBT activists have even created a 2.5 minutes video for 5 years olds on religion titled, GOD LOVES LGBT+ (A Response to 'One Man, One Woman')
This is insidious, demonic propaganda by those who hate God.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Calvinist Gyrations


Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 2, paragraph 1:
He is most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin, and he is the rewarder of those who diligently seek hm.

Now, that last phrase, which I italicized, is 100% correct by the Bible, but to make it correct for the Calvinists who subscribe to this confession, they need to add: “after God regenerates them because they can’t seek him on their own, regardless of what you THINK the Bible says.”

After all, they add a lot of words to Scripture that they claim is implicit, e.g. John 3:16 really means “that whoever of the elect believes…” or 2 Pet 3:9, “… not wishing for any of the elect to perish…” or Rom.1:16 “everyone of the elect who believes…  And so forth.

They wouldn’t need all these gyrations if they just took the Bible for what it says.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Exposing Error


Exposing error is most unpopular work. But from every true standpoint it is worthwhile work. To our Savior, it means that He receives from us, His blood-bought ones, the loyalty that is His due. To ourselves, if we consider "the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt," it ensures future reward, a thousand-fold. And to souls "caught in the snare of the fowler" – how many of them God only knows – it may mean light and life, abundant and everlasting.

Harry Ironside.


Monday, October 14, 2019

Don't Walk, RUN!!


If your church uses material like this for sermon ideas, run out the door as quickly as you can.

H/T to Amy Spreeman