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, July 15, 2013

Random Apostasies and Heresies


Here it is time for another post about things to watch out for in the “Church.”

Almost a year ago I posted a link to a review of Sarah Young’s book, “Jesus Calling.”  Well the book is still being a big seller, and still being promoted by non-discerning Christians.  An new review out last week should be perused by anyone who thinks what Young is teaching is orthodox.  Other good reviews are to found at:  The End Time blog,  Stand Up For the TruthSola SistersDo Not Be Surprised..., and Tim Challies.

Christianity Today Astray has done it again.  In their reporting on the Ark Encounter they say that the funding for it has declined, and yet according to Answers In Genesis this is not a bit true.  This magazine is not a trusted source for the Christian faith, as I have demonstrated in the past.  Previously I have reported on their stance in regards to Genesis being historical, their promotion of the occultic Harry Potter stories, that they have gone on record against spanking children by twisting Scripture to suit their agenda, their positive interview with Mary Neal, author of a book about her visit to heaven, and a positive review of “The Office” TV show.  CT just cannot be trusted.

I saw an interesting video posted on The Bumbling Genius blog which demonstrated just how poorly our young people are discipled in the Christian faith.  Of course, I have seen older adults with the same ideology, which is even more sad coming from those who claim the name of Christ.  As Danny points out, this is the modern day Pharisee.

Oprah Winfrey has to be one of the worst things that has happened to the spiritual well-being with this nation, based on the numbers of people who tune in to her shows and read her books full of every pagan religious teachings available.  Next month she will be joining three rank heretics - T.D. Jakes, Creflo Dollar, and Joel Osteen - along with other either heretical, aberrational or otherwise non-discerning pastors, in a 3-day “MegaFest” to reach “out to the many fatherless sons and daughters who are struggling and in need of healing.”  This “festival” has nothing to do with the Gospel, which is what hurting people really need, because none of these false teachers seem to have any idea what the Gospel is to begin with!  Joining in teaching with a total pagan like Winfrey certainly is as unbiblical as it gets.

Rachel Held Evans is still promoting false teachings disguised as Christian.   She has no problem with sexual perversion and “celebrated” the closing of Exodus International.  Her popularity is, of course, because she is a false teacher.  Let the reader be warned against listening to this wolf.

I’ve heard a lot of young people calling themselves “Jesus Followers” rather than “Christian,” because, they claim, the name “Christian” has a lot of culture baggage with intolerance, etc.  I think it is a foolish mistake, one which seems to be borne out of a “holier than you” attitude.  Kevin DeYoung has a good article about why we need to keep the name “Christian.”

Next month we have “Wild Goose Festival” joining all sorts of false teachings in one place.  This time they will even be celebrating sexual perversion.  Neil Simpson has an excellent, short commentary which I recommend.

When you teach what the Bible teaches on homosexuality, you may get all sorts of so-called Christians attacking you.  These wolves, who are unloving to the point of sanctioning homosexual sin, will stop at nothing to be sure everyone thinks of you as an intolerant bigot.

Lastly, today I learned that the very liberal Fuller Theological Seminary has accepted a student club which promotes sexual perversion.  When you begin to turn away from the Truth of the Bible, then the rapid slide to full apostasy follows soon.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

No shock with Fuller. Much error has come out of that joint. Just look at the notables who are amongst their alumni... Rick Warren and Rob Bell and John Piper.

As for Christianity ASTRAY's false reporting on AiG, SHAME ON THEM.

Oh - a heads up, if you haven't already seen it - Elizabeth Prata just posted about the newest heretical bible - "The Religion Free Bible". Apostasy at an all time low.

I praise God that my husband and I have no interest in any of these false authors/preachers/teachers named in this roundup.

I thank God for our faithful brothers and sisters in the Lord, like you.

-carolyn

Neil said...

Oprah, Jakes, Dollar and Osteen?! Talk about a Syrup of Ipecac substitute.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

HAH!!!!

ali said...

It is bewildering to me why so many "chritians" gravitate to unchristian teachers, preachers, talk show host or literature instead of attaching themselves to the True Vine and The Word.

The articles you present should show the remnant how desperately needy for pray and intercession the body truly is.