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

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Random Apostasies and Heresies

Ah, the farther decline into false teachings by Rick Warren -- and he denigrates those who preach the Cross of Christ.  Apprising Ministries has more about this situation.
While on the subject of Rick Warren, Apprising Ministries has posted the latest arrogant behavior by Warren.  They also posted a followup which I recommend for your perusal.  And just for good measure, take a look at this post about Warren teaching “man-centered mythology.”
Lifeway, the publisher for the Southern Baptists, has no problem whatsoever making tons of money by publishing the false teachings of Beth Moore.  BUT, they have decided to pull the movie, “Blind Side” from their shelves because of coarse language and blasphemy.  Hmm, what about the blasphemy of Beth Moore always claiming direct revelation from God for her false teachings?!?  Not only that, but as Erin demonstrates in this article, there are other things they sell which are much worse spiritually which they sell.  Although they claim the removal of the movie is for its vulgarity, it seems to me there must be something else involved.
Hank Hanegraaff seems to be going farther and farther astray.  First there was his soft-pedaling on Roman Catholicism.  Then there was his support of the Local Church in their lawsuit against Christian apologists who exposed some of their teachings. And don’t forget his preterist teachings on eschatology.  Then there was his joining up with OWS in Iran, of all places!  Now he has a new book, “The Creation Answer Book, in which he promotes the evolutionist’s millions of years for the earth, and a non-literal interpretation of Genesis, as well as claiming that Behemoth and Leviathan - and the serpent in the garden - were just “symbols” and not real.  Hanegraaff may have had some good exposures of charismania and the Word Faith movement, but I wouldn’t recommend him for ANYTHING biblical any more.  He is NOT a “Bible Answer Man.”

More on heretic T.D. Jakes.  He promotes the false teachings of generational curses and even casts out their demons!  How do people take this guy seriously?!?!

Many legalistic groups and cults claim baptism is necessary for salvation.  CARM has some good responses to the proof texts these people use.

Bill Randles has a good article about the “false love” Christians are promoting in their support of homosexuality.
Lastly, I have demonstrated several times on this blog that Mark Driscoll has no business being a pastor; he is unfit for the position due to his arrogant attitude and his focus on sex, let alone his trivializing Scripture.  Well, now you can hear just how arrogant this man is - if you do not agree with his “vision,” then you should be in the pile of bodies he throws off his bus.  Sola Sisters and Apprising Ministries have commentaries about the issue, which I highly recommend.

1 comment:

ali said...

At warp speed the church continues to slide further and further into the slime pit.

satan must be overjoyed.