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

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Random Apostasies and Heresies


A good article on Sola Sisters blog about Henry Blackaby and his “soft” mysticism.  I came across his “Experiencing God” book a long time ago and learned it was typical aberrational teaching, leading me to say Blackaby’s teachings need to be avoided.
Can you imagine two heretics uniting for any purpose? Well, yeah - I can too.  This time it is Joel Osteen and T.D. Jakes - two mega-church goatherds.
Ed Young has many more problems than his fixation on sex; he is heading well down the road to apostasy, as reported by Erin at “Do Not Be Surprised...”

Moody Bible Institute is going the way of other Christian colleges and universities, selling out the faith for what feels good.  They have now published a book on contemplative/centering prayer.  Oh those itching ears!
The Pearls are in the headlines again.  I have to agree that the Pearls’ book is not to blame for parental abuse; people should make their own decisions and some go much farther in punishment that what Pearl teaches.  “Under Much Grace” has a good article with video clips of Michael Pearls’ interview with Anderson Cooper.  I have to agree with Anderson when Pearl said “It’s about training” - Anderson said Pearl’s method was like training animals.  The sad part is in the last video clip one of Pearl’s followers claims that training children and animals is the same thing!!!   Since Pearl has claimed his book is “God’s way” of training children, I’d like to see biblical support!

Tim Challies has a great review of Mark Driscoll’s new book, Real Marriage.  There are some real problems with the book as far as what Driscoll considers proper sexual behavior within marriage - among other things.  Driscoll seems to have a fascination with all things sexual, as I’ve noted before - he can’t seem to talk about it enough.  The man needs to focus more on the Word!
C. Peter Wagner is the man most responsible for the aberrant “spiritual warfare” model propagated by so many in the charismatic churches.  He is also very much part of the aberrant “New Apostolic Reformation.”  Herescope has a good article about Wagner’s false teachings, which should be a good reason for every discerning Christian to abandon him.

Finally, I came across an article about multi-site churches this week at DefendingContending.  Thabiti Anyabwile calls a spade a spade, noting that such abominations are of the devil.

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