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

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Get Rid of the Leaven!

Evil is never static. It must defend its lies by adding more lies. Legalism is like garlic; there is no such thing as a little of it. If a few people in a church hold false doctrine, they will get more and more followers, unless sternly dealt with. William MacDonald, Believer’s Bible Commentary, Galatians 5:9

This is why I firmly believe pastors should expose false teachers regularly from the pulpit; tell the flock about the poison they will find in the Christian book stores and on the TV!  Expose the Gothards, Ezzos, Pearls, the Beth Moores, the Benny Hinns, the Joel Osteens, etc!  Expose Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance Ministries!  Report on the Emergent church!

Too many pastors say all we have to do is teach the truth so they will recognize error, but experience has proven that to be totally inadequate.   There are too many cultish teachers and groups who have a very tasty outer shell which hides poison on the inside.  Sometimes the doctrine is good but the application is heavy with legalism.  EXPOSE IT FOR WHAT IT IS!!!


Anonymous said...

Amen! Preach the truth AND expose errors.

Anonymous said...

How I wish this was happening in our local churches ... preaching the truth and exposing errors. If it was, perhaps, just perhaps, these false teachers wouldn't have such large followings.

Louise in MI