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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies

The BIG news this week is about Beth Moore establishing “unity” with heretic Joyce Meyer.  
Erin Benziger also has a short commentary about the situation.  Beth Moore has gone farther and farther into false teachings, and yet churches still allow her stuff to be used for “Bible study” classes and small groups, and women continue to spend thousands of dollars purchasing her materials or attending her conferences.  How far will she need to go before these people wake up?  Elizabeth Prata has an excellent article about that very question.

Aside from this news, Lighthouse Trails Research Ministry asks another excellent question about Moore:

Another big item in the news this past week is the reporting of Vicky Beeching’s confession to being a lesbian, and that she doesn’t see anything incompatible about that and her claim to being a Christian.  Perhaps the Church should be more discerning when it comes to our “worship” music.  (I refuse to sing anything by the Vineyard).

The Berean Call has part one of an interview with Dale Ratzlaff about the false teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist cult.

Sort of a followup to a previous RAAH post which included a link to an article about the possibility of women deacons being biblical.  I came across another article this past week, by Tim Keller (who often has some off-kilter teachings), which gives some more information on the topic.  I’m a bit amused that he thinks one can “commission” instead of “ordain” a woman deacon.  While I’m not really concerned about women deacons (since they have no teaching or leadership authority), I think Keller is playing word games, as if “ordain” is some biblical term anyway!

Matt Chandler likes Ann Voskamp.  Where is the discernment?

Erin Benziger has an interesting commentary about the Roman Catholic unbiblical doctrine of the “Assumption” of Mary.

A Methodist Seminary is “going gay.”  With as much support for all things homosexual from the United Methodists as a whole, it really isn’t surprising.

Lastly, I was pointed to a great link this week; many, many examples of the deception in the Mormon Church, and how the leaders lie about, um, just about everything Mormon! It isn’t a quick read.


Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

It appears the Lord is now vindicating those who correctly warned about Moore years ago, but who were ignored at best, keelhauled at worst. The red flags that discerning believers saw years ago have now ripened into rotten fruit. Hopefully now some undiscerning believers' eyes will be opened. But I'm not holding my breath. After all, many pastors are still following Rick Warren....................

"Perhaps the Church should be more discerning when it comes to 'worship' music." - understatement of the year. I have to admit I laughed out loud when I saw some believers defending the group "As I Lay Dying" along with similar so-called "Christian metal/scream bands", only to hear the truth about Lambesis a few weeks later.

It will be a glorious day when the Lord deals with the Pearls. Millstones, anyone?


Anonymous said...

PS: love the carrot graphic!


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

A friend e-mailed that graphic this week, and I just had to use it!

Jan said...

The carrot graphic is great! Sorry to hear that Chandler likes Voskamp but I can't say I'm surprised since he was a big Mark Driscoll fan for years.