Saturday, September 10, 2011
Random Apostasies and Heresies - and Some Good Stuff
Believe it or not, now there is an upcoming conference where young people can be indoctrinated into all things Emergent. This is what happens when the church at large has not excommunicated Brian McLaren and his ilk from true Christianity by preaching against him from the pulpit.
Yvonne has an excellent post comparing “Kingdom Now” (Dominion) theology with what the Bible has to say about the Kingdom of Christ. I highly recommend your perusal over there. While you’re at it, pop on over to Herescope to read about “Who Invented Dominionism.” You can spend a lot of time at that site reading other related articles to learn all about this apostate and often heretical teaching.
Another interesting article I found this week will help you understand how cults and false teachers abuse the scripture. Take a look at “20 Scripture Twisting Techniques.” There is a lot of good stuff on this blog.
It is difficult to keep up with all the false teachers out there who are doing their best to lead people astray from the true Faith. I just learned of a new one this week, Jentezen Franklin. Stop over at “Do Not Be Surprised...” to read about this goatherd.
There is one danger when it comes to teaching the truth - you will be ostracized by other Christians! Ken Ham, of Answers in Genesis, has had speaking engagements at Christian events cancelled because he stood for the truth of Creation against the likes of the false teachers at BioLogos. A report today comes from AIG, telling us the troubles of another Christian suffering for the truth. It is sad when Christians join the secular world in running from truth.
Lighthouse Trails reports on the Southern Baptist Convention’s rejection of the new gender-neutral NIV Bible. But, as LT points out, SBC is more than willing to promote the aberrant “mess” of The Message, the false teachings of the Renovare Spiritual Formation Study Bible, as well as promote contemplative/emergent teachers. And of course they have no problem at all with the false teachings of Beth Moore. So why are they not as discerning with this other harmful material?
Lastly, I came across this post this morning. It gives some good signs of abusive church leaders. Take a look to see if you recognize any of these signs at your church.