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 28, 2014

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies

I really hope that the majority of the churches in this country do not invite this woman to speak.  Notice, though, that the churches noted in the article as providing her a forum for her deviance are of denominations I’ve reported as being apostate.

I’ve many times noted that T.D. Jakes is a heretic and a Oneness Pentecostal.  For those who aren’t familiar with Oneness Pentecostal teaching, and why it is heretical, Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry has a succinct article explaining them.

I read some good information about the “Insider Movement.”  If your church is into missions, it is important for you to keep a wary eye out for IM invading.

Yes, there is another completely ridiculous “Christian” movie coming out soon, this purporting to be about the Holy Spirit.  I’m sure it will be just as accurate as the previous films we’ve had this year. It looks like the subject will be from a charismatic perspective.  As I was watching the trailer, I had to ask how does the film-maker know that the Holy Spirit is leading him to make this movie, or if it is just his own fleshly emotions?

Not to be outdone by the Holy Spirit movie, there is also a movie coming out about the Exodus from Egypt.  Yep, another movie to totally misrepresent the Bible.

And while we are looking at movies/books, how about another review ofHeaven is For Real”?

Mark Driscoll is in the news again.  I was shown this link by another blog, and neither of us can recommend this site, however, the information about Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill church is well worth spreading as a warning for people to avoid Driscoll and his “church”.

For those who study Mormonism, The Book of Abraham should be familiar to you.  For those who don’t study Mormonism, it will be new to you.  The BOA was supposedly translated by Joseph Smith from an Egyptian funeral document that came into his hands.  Of course the man couldn’t read Egyptian, but no one questioned him because he said his “gift” of translation was from God.  Since the original parchment was found back in 1966, the Mormons have come up with lots of excuses as to why the document doesn’t read as Smith claimed.  They’ve recently came up with another defense of the document - a defense that doesn’t hold water.  Mormon Coffee addresses the issue.

As you’ve probably noticed, if you look at my blog often enough, that I’m slowly working my way through reviewing Gail Riplinger’s “New Age Bible Versions,” and demolishing her claims.  I was pointed to another site last week, and this site also has some examinations of Riplinger’s claims, providing more proof of Riplinger being a false teacher, although his arguments are primarily in defense of the NKJV while exposing the KJVO nonsense.

I have reported many times about the apostate condition of the ELCA Lutheran Church.   Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry has details on the latest by the ELCA to sanction homosexual behavior.

Erin tells us about a woman who let Jesus take the wheel of her car - in her imagination, anyway.

Lastly, an article at Sola Sisters address problems with the book, “Healing Oils of the Bible.”   There sure are some wacky authors out there!


A Wheeler said...

Thanks for all this helpful & needed research. I am definitely learning a lot in a time when we have to be on our toes all the time.

ali said...

Sadly, Erin article on the woman at the wheel was true, not imagined.

Great links, appreciate your doing due diligence. Glean much good information as I read, ponder and pray.

Anonymous said...

Ali, the woman driver was imagining it, not Erin.


Glenn E. Chatfield said...


I think you misunderstood Ali. I took her to mean that the article, provided by Erin, was true and not imagined. I took Ali to mean that it was sad that the story was true rather than imagined.

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

Sola Sisters also did an excellent follow up on essential oils:


The new age infiltration of the church has been going on for years. I can't tell you how many times I have told other believers that yoga and the like should have ZERO place in a Christian's life. Sadly believers can get so defensive about their new age involvements.

An interesting observation - often the advocates of the new age "healing" techniques and "natural cures" are staunch opponents of western medicine and doctors. People under the sway of new age always seem to think that western medicine and "big pharma" are loaded with sinful, greedy people who are hiding the "real cures" from humanity, and who are out to harm them with their "synthetic" drugs, but somehow believe the new age practitioners are "sweet, caring, and honest" and only want the best for them. It's such a strange dichotomy. What? There aren't greedy, sinful new age practitioners, who sell snake oil touted as "natural cures", in order to make money?

The information that keeps coming out regarding MD is disturbing.

Regarding the KJVO movement, what I can't figure out is this: why are the KJVO advocates such adamant followers of a book written by a *woman*?


Glenn E. Chatfield said...


Yes, I saw the update on Sola Sisters, and it will be included in my next "Random" post.

Your last line gave me a laugh - GOOD POINT!