Monday, November 12, 2012
Random Apostasies and Heresies
The election last week has disappointed most true Christians, because even though most of us really wanted someone better than Mitt Romney for our candidate, just about anyone would be better for the Judeo-Christian worldview than Barak Obama.
But I think Christians have a lot to answer for, because for the most part the Church as a whole has accepted and adopted the world's ways and is no longer the light exposing the darkness. The Church allows so much aberrational, heretical and other false teaching to go unexposed for fear of "causing division" that a large percentage of Christians have no idea what the Faith really teaches, or the worldview it expects of them. And so they follow every wind of doctrine and play marbles with the World, then wonder why the world is going amok. Remember that unbiblical doctrine leads to unbiblical worldview. Living and supporting an unbiblical worldview will eventually lead to a loss of our religious freedoms. So think about that the next time you are unhappy with apologists exposing the wolves among the sheep!
Let’s start with the perfect case in point - “Church-Going Gimmicks.” Many of the “seeker-sensitive” and “market-driven” leaders spend a lot of time promoting themselves, as well as coming up with all sorts of gimmicks to get people into their assemblies. And we wonder why the world laughs at Christians.
I found another interesting review of Rachel Held Evan’s book, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood.” Apparently, real Christian women are not happy with the fraudulent version Evans’ book projects.
Christine Caine, Beth Moore and Lisa Bevere have taken their aberrant and unbiblical teachings over to Greece. “Do Not Be Surprised...” has a good report on this bad news.
Arch-heretic Joel Osteen makes so many people feel good while going to Hell that he just keeps writing more and more useless books. Tim Challies had a good article about how Osteen’s ilk lead people to Hell as they keep on smiling and being “nice.”
Speaking of Osteen, his new book, “I Declare,” is a virtual play-book for Word of Faith teachings. Freedom From Wolves takes a good, short look at it. [link gone by 12/13/15] How many real pastors will denounce this book from the pulpit so as to save their sheep from wasting their money on it? Very few, sad to say.
It is truly sad that the Episcopal Church denomination has become so apostate over the years. They are more and more pro same-sex unions, as they sink farther and farther away from God. With the elections coming up and same-sex fake marriage on the ballots of some states, the Episcopals were strongly behind supporting such measures. [link gone by 12/13/15]
IHOP - that fortress of total aberrational nonsense - has decided their own bizarre teachings aren’t enough to keep them busy, and are now partnering with Roman Catholics and adopting some of Romanist mysticism. It just goes to prove that once you start down the road of false teachings, anything goes.
Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) has always been a strong bastion of the Word of Faith heresy, and it has always dismayed me to see some solid teachers appearing on that station giving credence to it. With scandals currently going on at TBN, there are questions as to whether real teachers should pull out. I want to know why they compromised in the first place!
Apprising Ministries posted “The New Evangelical Christian Creed.” While it is somewhat amusing to read - knowing how factual it actually is among some people - it is also a shame that such beliefs actually exist!
If you want to see just how bad some of the Word of Faith teachers can get, you really need to see this article about Paula White. She is truly blaspheming God by claiming she hears from Him.
To end on a lighter note, I direct you to Mormon Coffee for an amusing interview between Joseph Smith and Jesus Christ at the final judgement.