I came across lots of interesting things this week, things which I feel all Christians should be aware of so as to protect themselves from various deceptions.
First up, the Pilgrim over at Defending.Condending has a couple of really blasphemous citations from Roman Catholicism. Did you know that God “bows his head in humble obedience to the priest’s command”?!? Then he has another great post about Romanist idolatry which really, really hits the nail on the head!
Remember from my last report the coronation of Eddie Long, and how he was wrapped in the Torah? Well I guess there were rumors of another Word of Faith heretic, Paula White, being crowned as a queen, but such an event was denied. I did find reports of Paula being wrapped in the Torah by false “Rabbi” Ralph Messer; this one by “Apprising Ministries” and this one at “Slaughter of the Sheep.”
Along this line of reporting, remember that T.D. Jakes claims now to be a Trinitarian (although describing the Trinity as “manifestations”) and so is to be accepted as an evangelical pastor according to James MacDonald? Peruse Erin’s report at “Do Not Be Surprised...” to see this nonsense between Mark Driscoll and Jakes. The problem is that T.D. Jakes is still a WOF heretic.
Back to Paula White, it seems she is T.D. Jakes’ “spiritual daughter” in the WOF heresy, and as a WOF heretic she should be avoided like the plague! To demonstrate the connection between White and Jakes, and the luxurious lifestyle these people enjoy while fleecing their followers, White gave Jakes a Bentley convertible. Of course she drives a Mercedes-Benz and lives in a $2.1 million home, while flying around in a private jet the way all these WOF goatherds do.
So now we have T.D. Jakes connected to Paula White by theology, and Paula White connected to Ralph Messer. Where do we go from here? Well, another TBN Word Of Faith heretic, Kenneth Copeland, claims Messer is a prophet of God!
Another example of a WOF heretic is Peter Popoff. Here is a very interesting news video concerning this charlatan.
On top of that, breaking news posted Saturday is about the corruption at TBN, exposed by Paul Crouch’s granddaughter.
All these WOF heretics are cut from the same cloth and yet with the Elephant Room 2 crew we have praise for T.D. Jakes claiming to be a Trinitarian, as if that is the end of his heretical belief system!
Just for people who don’t understand WOF teaching, watch this video posted by Ken Silva. The audio broadcasts previous to the message about the false teachings, are by various WOF teachers - you might even recognize a voice or two. (While the video is about more than just WOF, the examples of WOF teachings are worth hearing.) The massive wealth of these WOF teachers should be the very first clue that they are false teachers.
Now, just to round out this section about WOF, and especially about T.D. Jakes, you’ll be happy to know that Jakes’ May 2012 “Leadership Conference” will feature heretic Joel Osteen! Just verifies the old adage about birds of a feather flocking together. And yet James MacDonald is wanting Jakes to be accepted as evangelical?!?
All the liberal, so-called “Christian” leaders support President Obama, yet Obama is clearly a false teacher when it comes to all things biblical. For one thing, he sat under false teacher Jeremiah Wright for over 20 years learning Black Liberation Theology, as well as the social gospel. As usual, this past week Mr. Obama again abused Scripture to support his agenda. Midwest Christian Outreach has a good report on this.
More on the Wycliffe mis-translation problem. Here is the first update about Wycliffe’s claims. Yesterday this update was posted.
Pastor John Piper seems to be sliding farther and farther away from solid biblical teaching. Now he is supporting a contemplative/emerging author, Lauren Winner. Winner is an ordained “Reverend” with the apostate Episcopal Church (go figure).
It always amazes me to see so much apostasy in the Church today. While most of it is due to bad teaching, some is like what happens at smaller churches such as this Baptist church in Florida who has a convicted pedophile preacher!!!
Mormons have a lot of history of false teachings to deal with, and one of my favorites is the teaching about people living on the moon (and the sun) because of the absurdity of such teaching ever being taken seriously. The Pilgrim did an excellent post gathering various teachings about the moon together in one place.
An interesting development is the “open letter of repentance” by a lady who taught from Beth Moore and Henry Blackaby. She is now admitting her error of promoting these false teachers. Bravo for her.
Well, there are still some solid biblical teachers out there who can provide us with some good thought-provoking messages. Over at “the Cripplegate,” Nathan Busenitz has an excellent article about the responsibility of Christians when it comes to illegal immigration.
Janis Hutchinson has part two of “How to confirm what you believe.” If you missed part one, I recommend your going back to read it.
Finally, Stan over at Winging It has a provoking article about the “frog in the water” syndrome among Christians.