Saturday, July 30, 2011
Random Apostasies and Heresies
I’m a bit behind in blog work due to many other projects consuming my time. However, those projects will soon be complete and I can finish some articles I’ve been working on for this blog. Until then, here is another installment of random things I’ve come across which I think should be given more exposure.
First, there is another example of Roman Catholic false teaching with the pope praising the wearing of the scapular. He claims it is a “particular sign of union with Jesus and Mary.” Can anyone show me from Scripture where we are supposed to be in “union” with Mary? The origin of the scapular and the superstitious belief about its protection is based on a demonic apparition in 1251 which claimed to be Mary. Supposedly, those who wear the scapular are protected by Mary is some fashion. This is another example of Rome giving Mary God-like qualities.
Christianity Today continues to demonstrate why it should really be called Christianity Astray. They think Harry Potter is a great story and that the movies are beneficial, even suggesting there is an allegory to life of Christ. Berit Kjos wrote an excellent article ten years ago about why Christians should NOT see Harry Potter movies, and it is still just as valid.
“Pastor” Joe Nelms gained notoriety for his NASCAR prayer. This had to be one of the most self-serving and blasphemous prayers I’ve ever heard. He trivialized the whole concept of prayer, making a mockery out of it.
The best post of the week has to be this one from Apprising Ministries showing the “Essence of Emergence Christianity.”
That’s all for now.