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

Friday, May 16, 2014

Random Apostasies and Heresies


Well, I posted an article about what terrible theology “Heaven Is For Real” presents, but I didn’t know it was T.D. Jakes who produced the movie version.  When you have a heretic producing a “Christian” movie, this is what you get.

I was quite amused to learn that Don Piper, who had his own book about visiting heaven, endorsed and recommended “Heaven Is For Real.”  (His endorsement is on the cover of the book).  Hmmm… how come the two stories don’t agree?  BUT, not to be outdone, false teacher Perry Noble loves and recommends the book! Go figure.  Of course his ideas about women and the church are also quite bizarre.

About women in church, Willow Creek, one of the original market-driven/seeker-sensitive organizations (I hesitate to call them a church), also gets it wrong!  This isn’t really surprising, since they leaned on the egalitarian side for women’s roles for decades.

Speaking of false teachers, Tim Challies exposes Teresa of Avila and T.D. Jakes.

Then there is Rick Warren, who is really doing a lot to endorse the Roman Catholic Church.  Roger Oakland also has a commentary about this situation.

So what is wrong with Romanism?  Well, how about the gullibility of thinking they have the skull of John the Baptist, and that they are revering it!?!  What about the Pope preaching the social gospel?  And this is just in addition to their false teaching about mortal/venial sins, indulgences, purgatory, the papacy, the perpetual virginity of Mary, etc, etc, etc.

I just love it when someone points out another problem with Joseph Smith’s theology.

Speaking about Mormons, what in the world was Liberty University doing inviting Glenn Beck to speak?  If he was there to speak as a conservative commentator speaking about politics in the USA, etc, that would be one thing.  But he spoke as if he was a Christian and talked to them as if he and the students worshiped the same God and Christ!!  And Liberty had the temerity to fine students who didn’t want to hear a Mormon promoting his belief system!!!!  What were the leaders of Liberty thinking?!?  Well, they've already promoted Moonies and Benny Hinn, so I guess it really isn't surprising.

Now I’ve seen just about everything.

What About Love?

Pat Robertson, Word of Faith heretic and false prophet, now says you have to be deaf, dumb and blind to believe what Genesis says!  Ken Ham rebukes Robertson.

Finally, how do we end up with so much false teaching in the church?  It’s because so many churches hear so little of the Bible.

5 comments:

072591 said...

I grant that game church is ... odd. But having gone through the site, I found nothing heretical in it.

Care to enlighten where the apostasy and/or heresy is?

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

Willow Creek, figures. If only our former pastor could see the problems with BH and Willow Creek. He was eagerly following the Willow Creek paradigm.

Like you, we also hesitate to call WC a church, because those seeker/market philosophy organizations really aren't following what the New Testament says about church. At all.

RW - no shock there. And yet so many blind believers think he's the "real deal".

The RC obsession with dead people and/or dead people's relics is rather disgusting.

Liberty fined the students who refused to hear Beck? Wow, that's awful! What, the fact that Beck isn't a genuine born again believer and that his false belief system wasn't challenged, isn't that "a suitable excuse for not attending"?!

Go Ken Ham! Robertson is a fraud.

Churches hear so little of the Bible, because they are too busy being purpose driven and entertained.

-Carolyn

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

072591,

I think turning the Christian faith and church into a game is apostate. It shows no respect, no reverence for the sacred.

But that's just my opinion.

072591 said...

Glenn,

I read that site, checked on a lot of the links, read a lot of the articles. From what I saw, it didn't turn the Christian faith into a game. It actually did the opposite; it examined video games and video game culture through the lens of Christianity, something that is sorely lacking today.

Off-topic fun fact: you are in good company about not turning the Christian faith into a game or a game prop; Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons refused to include Christianity into the game for that very reason.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

072591,

You obviously spent more time looking around than I did! What little I looked at, after the link was sent by a young college kid who didn't like it, gave me the opposite impression you got.

Just the name "game church" was bothersome enough for me, so I didn't spend much time looking around.