Thursday, February 23, 2012
Random Apostasies and Heresies
The New Age and apostate “Spiritual Formation” movement lead by Richard Foster is invading home-school conferences. This teaching is insidious - beware.
Henry Blackaby has been on my radar since his spiritually-dangerous book “Experiencing God” came out. Sola Sisters posted an article about Blackaby’s teachings on hearing audible words from God. This is the sort of tripe which develops as these false teachers are given popularity by fundamental churches promoting their books in the form of “group studies.” Where is the discernment among the leaders of these assemblies who allow this stuff in?!?
A major problem which has invaded the Churches over the past decades is the friendship with secular psychology, and syncretizing it with Christian teachings. This runs rampant with such organizations as “Focus on the Family” and the many so-called “Christian” psychologists especially. I have done a previous series about the psych field and the harm it has cause society, as well as how it is completely opposed to the Christian worldview. “the Cripplegate” has an excellent article questioning if psychology is the “67th Book of the Bible.” Thought-provoking.
Goatherd Ed Young continues to spread more spiritual junk food with his C3 conference and the “seeker-driven” line-up of teachers. In his past conferences he has included Word of Faith teachers. He’s a perfect example of a popular preacher who has no discernment. Oh, and if pastors need to know where to go for fashion advice, Young is there to help you with your vanity.
Great video to watch - John MacArthur rebuking Joel Osteen. If only every pastor would do so!
More on Moore: Apprising Ministries has another example of problems with Beth Moore - she teaches on discernment! How ironic. Those with discernment would never listen to her!
Lastly, Janis Hutchinson has part three of “How to Confirm What You Believe.” Excellent series on discernment.