Big news this week is in regards to a History Channel program series about the Bible, which will begin tomorrow. When I saw advertisements for the series my immediate reaction was, “Yeah, that will be accurate - NOT!” Then Erin Benziger posted an article on her blog, which included names of those involved with it, which definitely demonstrated it would be just another fraudulent Hollywood mangle of the Scriptures. Roma Downey and her husband are behind this series, and Roma was the “angel” in the TV series, Touched By An Angel,” which was a totally unbiblical feel-good show; she is reported to be a devout Roman Catholic. Their advisors include WOF heretics, seeker-sensitive apostates, ecumenicists, charismatics, etc. So you can pretty much guess how off-base this series has to be with those people as advisors. In fact, Mike Ratliff actually watched a trailer and gave his thoughts, including the fact that too many Christians will see this movie as a wonderful thing to support (sort of like the way they behaved with The Passion movie).
I’ll let someone else waste their life reviewing this series - I certainly wouldn’t want to sit through it.
Arch-heretic Rob Bell will now be reaching out to teens with his false teachings. The devil certainly is after our children.
Watchman Nee seems to be a favorite for a lot of Christians, and so-called Christian books stores sell a lot of his books. I have previously written an article about the Local Church which came from Nee’s teachings, and that there is much spiritual danger with that organization. An excellent article about Nee was published over at The Cripplegate this past week. The final paragraph is spot-on: “Although Nee has produced some material that could build up and instruct the body of Christ, others have written more clearly, more accurately and–consequently–more biblically. There are safer places to find cheese than in a mousetrap. This is why I warn people to beware the writings of Watchman.” Every Christian should be required to read this article!
I have previously pointed out dangers with Tim Keller due to his “progressive creation” cosmology (theistic evolution with ID mashed in), his teaching of Romanist and Quaker mysticism, his teaching of contemplative prayer, and his affinity for the social gospel. His church is now giving instructions on how to practice Lectio Divina.
For those who have opportunities to witness to Mormons, you might find this article about the various versions of Joseph Smith’s First Vision story to be useful. I have previously posted a similar, shorter article among the many articles I have written about the Mormons. The site this article is on is one I’ve recently found, and highly recommend for those studying Mormonism.
Ken Silva has a good article about the problems with so many evangelical mega-pastors hobnobbing with Word of Faith heretics. I just don’t understand their purpose for doing so except to get more publicity. These men (Steven Furtick, Mark Driscoll, James MacDonald, e.g.) certainly don’t appear to be concerned with keeping the doctrine of the faith pure!
Emergent superstar Tony Jones has become a full-blown heretic.
A “pastor” of a cultic “church” (Unitarian Universalist) has decided to stick her nose where it doesn’t belong and was told by Wyoming state representative that if she didn’t like their laws she was welcome to leave the state! I love it when false teachers get this sort of response.
Pat Robertson again proves what a false teacher he has always been, with all his aberrational and spiritually dangerous teachings. Now he claims that the sweater you bought at Goodwill might be carrying demons! This man has disgraced the name of Christ way too many times in his career. (I previously addressed the issue of demon-possessed objects.)
Can anyone explain to me why any Christian assembly would be using a “gay” worship band?
Lastly, from The Museum of Idolatry, we have this example of what worship ISN’T! If your church does this sort of stuff, run away from it as quickly as possible.