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

Monday, September 10, 2012

Random Apostasies and Heresies

Another fad book among non-discerning Christians is “Jesus Calling,” by Sarah Young.  This book is about supposed messages directly from Jesus.  This is an author who “is making Jesus out in her own image,” according to this review at the Cripplegate.  This book is not only a favorite among women, but study groups are using it!

Todd Bentley is one of the charismania heretics who continues in the news because he holds “revivals.”  But these performances of Bentley are really bizarre, especially with his abusive methods of fake healing which are quite dangerous.  The United Kingdom was to be a location of one of Bentley’s circuses, but they decided that his counterfeit miracles have no place in their country - and they banned him!!!  Now if only he was banned in the USA!

Another Word Faith heretic, Rod Parsley, now claims lots of direct revelations from God - numerous little “nuggets” deposited in his heart daily; and non-discerning people just keep sending him millions of dollars.

Surprise, surprise: the heretical and apostate, homosexual-supporting United Church of Christ has condemned the Boy Scouts for their stance in refusing homosexual leaders.  Just another example which demonstrates that this “Church” has no real Christians as members.

Multi-site churches are something I find quite disturbing.  They are usually quite seeker-sensitive, to start with, but also very impersonal.  I came across an article this past week which sums up some of my thoughts; “cult of personality” is what they become.

Perry Noble, one of the modern false teachers who gathers huge non-discerning audiences, is really descending to worldly depths for worship - correction, entertainment.  Now his “worship band” copies KISS

Another modern false teacher, and buddy of Perry Noble, is Steven Furtick.  I’ve discussed him before, but he has proven what a false teacher he is with his praises of heretic Joel Osteen, and now he has preached at Osteen’s church!  This is just the latest in his total support for false Word Faith teachers.  He has promoted Osteen in the past, and also promotes Australian WOF teachers Brian and Bobbie Houston, Joyce Meyer, Brian Carn, Rod Parsley, and T.D. Jakes.  And he violates the biblical injunction against women pastors, including having his own wife preach in his church, when he supports Bobbie Houston as a pastrix.  Erin even reports about Furtick’s direct revelations from God.  Christians should have nothing to do with Furtick.

Readers of this blog have seen many articles I’ve written about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), demonstrating how they are not Christians but rather a religious cult.  The deception by this organization is getting more and more crafty as they do their best to come across as a real Christian church.  Janis Hutchinson has an excellent article describing the LDS’ latest strategies.

Emergent Church leader Tony Jones is now saying, “Death to Homeschooling.”  Jones is well-known for teaching the social gospel also.  So why does he hate home-schooling?  According to this report, he doesn’t say.

Sex-minded Ed Young, Jr is back at it again.  His newest conference appearance is at “Sextember: Romance Uncensored.”  Put on by another false teacher, Shannon O’Dell (“husband to a hottie”), this is nothing but another attempt at titillation by people with nothing but sex on their brains.  Aren’t shepherds supposed to be teaching the Word of God?  Young has a promotional video about this “conference,” which is about as juvenile as it gets.

Erin over at “Do Not Be Surprised...” posted a video similar to many I’ve previously seen, showing the truly demonic “slain in the spirit” and “holy laughter” manifestations.  This is what too often passes for Christianity under the claim of movements of the Holy Spirit.  I say it is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit!

Lastly, here is a “poem” video with some very profound teaching about problems in the Church.   People should be listening to what this young lady says.

1 comment:

ali said...

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