Mark Driscoll is one of those teachers people either love or totally dislike. Those who love him are, in my opinion, not very discerning. Driscoll’s fundamental theology, being Calvinist, may or may not turn people off, but that isn’t what I address when I write about Driscoll. As far as I’m concerned, he is mostly fundamentally sound, but he has too many problems for me to ever recommend him, as I have shown in previous articles. Now I have another example as to why he has business being a pastor: his teachings on Esther are almost 100% eisegesis! You have to read this one to believe it.
If you remember a previous post about Driscoll and his comments about throwing people under the bus if they don’t agree with his “vision,” then you might appreciate this article about apologist Chris Rosebrough calling on Driscoll to repent!
I came across an interesting article this week which proves the whole idea of being “slain in the spirit” is total nonsense. It is a testimony by a pastor who experimented with removing the “catchers” and saw the end of people being “slain.”
Ken Silva, over at Apprising Ministries, has an excellent video showing the false teachings of Joel Osteen as well as the similar teachings of his follower, Steven Furtick. Osteen and Furtick are false teachers, plain and simple, and those who follow these guys need to start reading their Bibles and quit listening to these men.
Ken Silva has another excellent post, this time reporting on a communication between him, Beth Moore, and some of her followers, while Ken is trying to get Beth to denounce a so-called vision from God which supposedly told her that Romanism is part of the true Church. She’s not backing down, and neither are her supporters.
In my last “random” posting I reported about emergent guru and heretic Brian McLaren’s claim that homosexuality is not really condemned as a sin. Well, now we know why he said this: he led a commitment ceremony between his son and his son’s homosexual lover. Rather than call his son to repentance, McLaren sanctions - and honors - his son’s sin.
Another event which I found saddening is that the Assemblies of God “Enrichment Journal” have compromised and are remaining “neutral” in presenting views of Genesis. There is, of course, only one true view of Genesis, and that is a literal interpretation as the writer intended. Once you drop the literal view of Genesis, apostasy quickly follows.
More on the Harbinger controversy: There is an an excellent sermon presented by Eric Douma demonstrating how much false teaching this book has. It is an hour talk, but well worth it if you are seeking the truth.
I have written only one article about the Alpha Course, explaining that it is an ecumenical system bringing is teachings of the various false revivals. However, Erin Benziger, over at Do Not Be Surprised..., has posted some excellent articles on the course, so that is where I send people who are interested in information about Alpha. This past week Erin has written another good article for Christian Research Network, about the doctrinal compromise of Alpha. If Alpha is coming to your church, be sure to get Erin’s information to your leadership to show them why they don’t want such apostate teaching in your assembly.
With all the attention the LDS cult is getting because of Mitt Romney’s campaign, it is always good to see more LDS teaching exposed, where they are making it clear that they are not Christians. Mormonism Research Ministry posted on their blog an interesting 1887 LDS hymn which states in no unclear terms that their church is not like the Christian churches.
To close today’s edition I will point you to the Museum of Idolatry for three of their recent posts about how the “church” is staying “relevant”:
1. Attend the “Ignite Church” in Joplin, MO and you will know that you are sexy! You will also learn some crude ways of discussing sexuality.
2. The “Church by the Glades” brings superheros to teach in the assembly.
3. And not to be outdone, we have a church teaching about Christ through the use of “Star Wars.” That’s right; teaching about Christ through Buddhism.