I haven’t had much time to do research and writing this week, and here it is already time for a “Random” post! As usual, there are things that all you can do is shake your head at with incredulity. But these are also things which should be exposed for their fraudulent nature so as to alert the sheep to the wolves on the prowl.
One of my favorite sites for leaning about some of the worst of Christianity, is the “Museum of Idolatry.” This week they have had some doozies. Take a look at how various churches blaspheme the Lord:
1. An example of entertainment mentality of apostate churches has been those who presented some sort of show about the Titanic for their Easter services (I posted some previously). The Museum found another one that happened. Do these people know what a Bible is?
2. The many attempts to woo the world get to be more and more sexualized. Check out this logo for a women’s fitness class.
3. And of course when you have an entertainment mentality, your church becomes more of a circus than a place for worshiping together. I wonder about all the time and money put into these productions - aren’t there ministries in need which would benefit from the money and time wasted on these?
4. Sex has been big topic of sermons over the past year, and I have reported on many of these sensual sermons and the advertisements for them. Here’s another example of how sex sells.
5. But wait! Ladies now have the opportunity to learn how much God wants them to be self-focused and narcissistic. This conference took place in St. Louis. How does this help women to become spiritually mature?
6. Then there is this Canadian assembly which has found the right way to dance for yourself during the service. Can anyone tell me what this has to do with the Christian faith?
The subtitle of this site is, appropriately, “Articles of Apostasy.” The more of this site I see, the more sorrow I feel for those who are lost but are being fed garbage.
Not to be outdone by American “goatherds,” the U.K. has a fire-breathing vicar. It gets harder and harder to find churches where the Word of God is taught without theatrics.
Mormonism Research Ministry has an excellent blog examining many facets of the Mormon religion. This week the had a very good article I felt needed sharing with my readers, which is about the Mormon Jesus and his brother the devil.
Dallas Theological Seminary professors have been slowly sliding to the Emergent movement, which has caused much consternation among alumni. Sadly, a story from Apprising Ministries tells us some of the faculty are now recommending a book by a Romanist mystic. It just keeps getting worse.
Apprising ministries also reports this week about goatherd Mark Driscoll preaching at heretic Steven Furtick’s church. Driscoll continues to demonstrate his total lack of discernment, and the reason I say he is not fit to be a pastor.
Meanwhile, Herescope had another episode examining teachings of Chuck Missler.
And, finally, Steve Bricker had a couple of real thought-provoking articles this week about worship. First, there was an article about “Worship Innovations,” and the problem with the desire to add new features to our worship. He has some good questions which should be considered before adding new stuff. The other article is about whether God would even want such innovations. Perhaps if “seeker-sensitive,” entertainment-oriented assemblies would consider what Steve has to say, they might just leave their philosophy behind!