Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Random Apostasies and Heresies
Sola Sisters have an excellent post demonstrating the difference between Roman Catholicism and Biblical Christianity. You’ll see some great charts with the comparisons.
Assemblies of God has always been aberrational with their charismatic beliefs, including aberrant spiritual warfare teachings, but they still tend to hold to the fundamental doctrines of the Faith. Now it seems that they are jumping onto the contemplative bandwagon for this year’s General Council Conference as they invite false teacher Ruth Haley Barton to teach there.
Emergent false teacher Tony Jones has a new book out, spreading more of his apostate beliefs. Lighthouse Trails Research posted a book review of The New Christians. Just another mine to look out for in the Christian
minefields bookstores. And of course Christianity Astray Today has endorsed it.
Herescope posted a thought-provoking article, Circling the Wagons. Here’s a hint of what you will find there:
Where in the New Testament did the church attempt to gain pagan popularity in order to evangelize? Roman emperors and provincial authorities openly had legal homosexual marriage partners. But Paul and his churches didn't give them the time of day. They zealously protected their so-called product line, the Gospel message. No cheap pagan knock-offs. They actually believed the so-called 'product' of the Gospel would sell itself if faithfully preached and lived. I (Paul) planted, Apollos watered but God gives the increase. (1 Cor. 3:6). Just a reliable, unashamed intelligent presentation of the Gospel, because it (the Gospel) is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:17)
Rachel Evans again demonstrates that she has no clue about what the Bible teaches. Tim Keller (who usually gets things right, even if he does have some false teachings) discussed the fact that an obstacle to revival is fornication, and that the idea of giving up illicit sex for the Gospel is an affront to many people. Evans didn’t like that, and made this response:
I’m often asked to speak on the topic of why young people leave the church. This. This is why young people leave the church. Because our questions aren’t taken seriously, because our value tends to be linked inextricably to our virginity, because our ideas are dismissed as silly.
Hunter Baker gives an excellent response.
Willow Creek was one of the original market-driven assemblies, and while they are now a large association of assemblies, they are still focused on the wrong things. One of their assemblies is now searching for a “Spiritual Formation Pastor.”
This position is for a strong leader/developer who can create paths for new believers to move toward a FULL LIFE in Jesus Christ. This includes a restructuring/expansion of ALL things “discipleship.”
Ah yes, let’s dive headlong in to all things mystical and apostate; there just isn’t a “FULL LIFE in Jesus Christ” without Romanist or Quaker mysticism or contemplative prayer - and don’t forget the labyrinth!
False teacher Chuck Currie wants to join with all sorts of pagan religions so as to pray for Boston - and for American Muslims! The logo is about as anti-Christ as you can get.
Last week I reported on false teacher Paula White’s son coming to her defense against a rapper for his ditty about false teachers. Well, the rapper, Shai Linne, gave an excellent response exposing White’s false teachings.
Another false teacher among the Word of Faith cult is Peter Popoff. Now he is selling “miracle water” with all sorts of bogus claims. I find it really difficult to understand how people can be so very gullible.
Finally, I have over the past six years of blogging been accused of being unloving for exposing false teachers. The Cripplegate has an excellent article refuting such an idea.