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

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies

Let’s start today’s program with Joel Osteen!  By now everyone has probably heard about his wife, Victoria, and her claim that we obey God not because we should obey God, but because it makes us happy, and when we worship God it’s also to make us happy.  And God wants us to be happy! Joel was behind her nodding approvingly, of course, because she learned his message well.  This self-centered message is taking over the Church, especially among those of the “seeker-sensitive” variety.  Albert Mohler posted an excellent commentary about this nonsense of the Osteens.’ 
Michael Gungor has really been demonstrating his heretical beliefs.  I have to wonder about what sort of “Christ” he worships.

More about the recent Mark Driscoll flap, and who was really responsible for Driscoll’s rise.

The Episcopal Church is so apostate that it is not surprising when one of their women priests teaches abject heresy.  The question I have is, will the Episcopal HQ rebuke her and rebut her teachings?  I highly doubt it.

For many years I’ve been saying that Christian book stores are nothing more than minefields of apostasy, heresy, and all other aberrational teaching.  Sad to say, but it seems like many church book stores have also become minefields.  Even church libraries can be theologically dangerous, as I discovered when I became the church librarian for a church we attended many years ago - I removed dozens of books from the shelves and trashed them because of the horrid teachings.  So be discerning when you use your church library or book store.

Here’s a good article explaining just about all you need to know about dominionism, reconstruction theology and the “New Apostolic Reformation.”  Just more false teaching leading many, many people astray.

Back in early July I posted an article explaining that Christianity does not equal patriotism.  This whole ideology has now led to a new Bible - “God’s Glory Bible.”  Erin Benziger had an excellent commentary about this latest foolishness — and idolatry!

Pope Francis says that if you don’t feel “Mary” is your mother, then you are an orphan.  If you haven’t read my article proving that the Catholic “Mary” isn’t the Mary of the Bible, 
you might want to take this opportunity to do so.  My response to the pope is, I’m no orphan because I’m an adopted son of God.

Another interesting question for the KJV Only types:  Does God really expect everyone to read the KJV and no other version?

Lastly, for those who promote the belief that Christ would have no problem with same-sex “committed” unions (i.e., same-sex fake marriage), and who abuse Scripture in their attempt to prove their case, homosexuality is NOT just another sin.  Of course Paul told us that, didn’t he? (1 Cor. 6:19-20)


ali said...

Charlatan UltraSoft. - my laugh for the day.

With so much hard news coming at us from all sides, it is good to be able to laugh and praise the LORD that this world is NOT our home.

Anonymous said...

Our local youth groups visit Joel and Victoria Osteen's (church) as well as Mike Bickle's International House of Prayer (IHOP) on their annual mission trip extravaganza.

These youth (and some brainwashed adults) come back home and tell the rest of us that when people see what they have they will want Jesus too.

Uh, no thank-you.....maybe all of that yoga they're doing has numbed their brains.

And just another tidbit of happy, happy truth here....when my son chose not to participate in their daily yoga time, one of his youth peers tattled on him to the youth leaders, ending in confrontation.

In standing his ground, he asked the senior leader if she understood the worship practices and philosophies of Hindu yoga, and she said "no." In addition to the Osteen's, our youth are required to do yoga for a double whammy of happiness.

Would rather the youth had a pizza party instead of all of this rat poison.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

WOW Anonymous! THAT is a LOT of poison!!! Someone needs a serious talk with your youth leader.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy Gungor's treading in some dangerous water...

Cripplegate - well spoken re: Driscoll.

Re: the idolatry of Mariolatry, sorry my Godhead only consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I don't need a mother, I am an adopted daughter of the Triune King!


Anonymous said...

PS Glenn, did you see this article on Driscoll, written by Janet Mefferd? I think it's a brilliant summary of the whole debacle.


If you've already read/posted the link, forgive me. I'm just catching up on a week's worth of discernment news.


Anonymous said...

PS: the original link to Mefferd's piece on Driscoll:



Glenn E. Chatfield said...


Thanks for that link; it was very good.