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 28, 2012

Random Apostasies and Heresies

It’s that time again to hear the false teachers and their followers say, 
Richard J. Mouw has announced he’s stepping down as president of Fuller Theological Seminary.  Such good news, since he doesn’t seem to understand Biblical truth.  He can’t understand why Mormons and Christians just can’t get along.  Of course, Fuller happens to be a very liberal and aberrant institution, so it’s a wonder anyone there understands the Bible.
Ed Young, Jr has made a rift in the space-time continuum this past week by making many foolish statements against Calvinism/Calvinists.  I am a non-calvinist, but if I was to make a case against that system it would be using factual data rather than stuff made up out of whole cloth the way Young did.  But when you look at Young’s past actions and teachings, it really isn’t surprising that he made such a fool of himself.  After all, this is a man who slobbers all over himself talking about, and to, T.D. Jakes and Joel Osteen - two manifest heretics who he is enamored with!  I don’t understand why anyone follows this goatherd!  (the video in the main body of this post has been removed by Young, but look at the comment string and you’ll find a new one with some good photo accompaniment of the audio).
Following up on last week’s post about Rick Warren’s “swine twitter,” a target of that twitter has responded.
If there is anyone out there who still doubts as to whether Joel Osteen is a rank heretic and that his “church” is a home of false teaching, perhaps you will be swayed knowing that Word of Faith heretic Christine Caine will be speaking at their youth conference.  Nothing like poisoning the minds of our youth.
Speaking of Word of Faith and similar belief systems, when a church decides an 11-year-old is worthy to be a “pastor,” that church has serious theological issues.  This article includes a video of a 6-year-old T.D. Jakes wannabe who is also teaching in the assembly.  People, if you are in these sorts of assemblies, you really need to run like the wind out the door!  You will learn nothing of God in these places.
Rick Warren looks to be seeking more cash from his “Purpose Driven Life” false teachings as he celebrates its 10th anniversary.  He is redesigning it and adding some chapters.  Perhaps he might consider making it biblical (“biblical” includes not using “The Message” for his reference)
Speaking of Rick Warren, the man continues demonstrating his lack of discernment by giving endorsements to “books by Meditation-Promoting Authors.”
I have many times reported on the various “entertainment” Bibles, but it just keeps getting worse and the publishers seek more ways to rake in the cash off of God’s Word.
“The Voice” is one version I’ve reported on a couple times already - a “Bible” for the emergent cult - but I found this article interesting in that the author not only addresses “The Voice,” but also comments on the genre as a whole.  A good follow-up article about such entertainment versions was at Apprising Ministries this week.
I came across this horrific video this week:  “Pastor Rap - Back to Church Sunday.” All I see here are several goatherds making fools of themselves.  If any of these guys “pastored” my church, I’d be out the door in a big hurry.
More on Eric Dykstra and “The Crossing Church” he goatherds (and another person Ed Young, Jr slobbers over).  You’d better swear allegiance to this false prophet because God gave him a vision!
Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM) has posted short exposures of three false teachers: Steven Furtick, Joyce Meyer, and Beth Moore.  Worth your while.
Roman Catholicism has long ago left any semblance of believing the truth of the Bible, so when Australia’s Cardinal George Pell says Adam and Eve are just a myth, it shouldn’t be surprising.  But if Adam isn’t real, how can Paul compare Christ to him - doesn’t that make Christ also a myth? 
Two more reviews of “The Harbinger” for those who are not convinced it is almost as much junk as “The Shack” was.  The first is a pdf by David James, while the second is from Sola Sisters blog.
That’s it for this report.  People who follow these false teachers certainly need prayer.


Anonymous said...

You forgot Exodus International no longer believing gays can change, and now believing gays can be good Christians just by believing in Jesus.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Could you provide reference sources for that?