Thursday, June 21, 2012
Random Apostasies and Heresies
I think it will be fun to start out with some posts from The Museum of Idolatry. I don’t know where this site finds all these, but they really find some solid evidence against heretical teachers. Take a look at just some of what they posted this week:
1. The first one takes place in Faith Church in St. Louis, with “Pastor” Nicole Crank. Of course the first problem is a woman pastor. She has “clowns entertaining the goats” while promoting a self-esteem whine.
2. Then there is goat-herd Erik Dykstra and his circus; what does any of this have to do with worshiping God?
3. This one demonstrates 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.”
While discussing the subject of Seventh-day Adventists with someone, I was told they had a very distinct connection with Freemasonry in their origins. While doing some research, I came across this 2 hr video which conclusively demonstrates the Masonic connection to this cult.
And then I found this little tidbit about Joel Osteen, and how he is a perfect exhibit as to why seminary should be a requirement for pastors. Or at least thorough study in the Word of God! Osteen is one of the worst wolves out there because he is so charismatic.
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.
Some “churches” are so wrapped up in their collection plates that they will do just about anything to keep money flowing. Well now they can just install “GivingKIOSK” to make sure the goats keep feeding the till.
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. I first heard this on the Pirate Christian Radio blog. It’s 32 minutes long, but be sure to listen to all of it for the context. Sola Sisters and Apprising Ministries have commentaries about the issue, which I highly recommend.