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

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

Friday, December 2, 2011

Random Apostasies and Heresies

The most irritating apostasy I’ve come across this week is a Baptist Church in Kentucky which will not allow “inter-racial” couples to be members.  Well, I’d like to know just where they find THAT in the Bible!  According to God there is only ONE race, which is Adam’s race; i.e., the human race.  Skin color has no bearing on whether or not one is a human (although evolutionism claims the blacks haven’t evolved as far as the lighter-skinned people).  This church blasphemes the name of Christ by their treatment of these people!  They are nothing but a bunch of racist bigots!
Many mega-church teachers are getting into the whole Word of Faith idea that those who don’t “tithe” are stealing from the Lord, have their money cursed (or are cursed themselves), or are experiencing financial difficulties.  Of course it doesn’t matter that only the Nation of Israel was under the tithe, and that Christians are only obligated to give generously and not under compulsion for any particular percentage of their income (2 Cor. 9:6-7); what matters to these goat-herds is that you enrich their coffers!  What’s really surprising are some of the names among these teachers, one of which is James MacDonald!  Check out this report at “Do Not Be Surprised...”

Sex seems to be the big thing to sell in apostate assemblies nowadays, with goatherds outdoing each other with their shock value.  “Defending. Contending.” exposes one example of a church in New York with a “kissing contest”, while the “The Museum of Idolatry” has been updating us on Ed and Lisa Young with their new book coming out in January - “Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse.”  The Youngs claim the book is a “life changer” and that it will “change your life.”  The advertisements are a bit crude at points.  But hey, sex draws them in, doesn’t it?  Just ask Mark Driscoll!
Vision Forum has received a slight mention by me in the past because I really haven’t had time to study them.  However, they are indeed bad news with legalistic and aberrant theology.  I found a good site for investigating Vision Forum, and I recommend your perusal here before getting involved with anything to do with this group.
Mega-zoo goatherd Joel Osteen has been proven to be a rank heretic who is more of an entertainer than anything else.  Well, now he is looking to develop a prime-time “reality show.”  Supposedly it will follow Osteen and several of his goats as they travel around the U.S. on “missions.”

It seems the charlatans who work all these false revivals always seem to come up with new ideas for the non-discerning.  Charismaniacs now have a “cell phone” anointing available!  Yes, sir, get those calls going to spread the “fire”!
How about I end this issue with “good stuff” article to refresh your brain from the apostasy we have been reviewing.  Keith and Kristyn Getty tell us why hymns are so important to our worship.


Committed Christian said...

What an interesting bunch of errors and heresies in the church today. I was unaware to some churches do not allow inter racial couples in their church. My husband and I would not be able to attend.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Well, as I said, there is no such thing as an "inter-racial" couple. The whole idea of races is nothing but evolutionism at its best.

4simpsons said...

That's sad to see about MacDonald, on top of the TD Jakes thing as well. I used to really enjoy his preaching but haven't listened to him for a few years.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

My wife really likes MacDonald's "Walk in the Word," and gets a weekly email devotion. We are watching it very closely now.

ali said...

The more things change, the more they remain the same - one would hope and pray things would turn for the better, but sadly America is on a crash course with our Creator for repentance is not to be found.

"The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 2 Thessalonians 2: 9-12

Lois said...

I've heard Doug Phillips' group referred to as Division Forum, which seems to fit! I've spent a lot of time reading up on the patriarchy and quiver full "movements", of which he is a chief mover and shaker.