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.