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

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies

I don’t know how many  — if any — of my readers look at my chapter reviews of Gail Riplinger’s New Age Bible Versions, but I’m posting them anyway (as I just did last night).  Perhaps when I’m finished I can work it into a book.  Her book is arduous to review, but it is one of the works the KJV Onlyers point to for supporting their position, and so it needs to be debunked.  It really isn’t difficult to debunk — just time consuming!

Okay, now for today’s collection:

Rome Catholicism is getting worse and worse as a supposed representative of Christianity - the “Vicar of Christ.”  Now the Pope bows to an Islamic Grand Mufti!  I can just imagine Christ doing that — NOT!

There is one Catholic site, LifeSite News, which I follow which is really good for pro-family and anti-abortion information — if you can just wade through a lot of promotion of the papacy, etc.  At any rate, a priest sued the site because the Pope cited them when he forced the priest to choose between being pro-abortion or being a priest.  The Pope should have just excommunicated him.  The suit is over only because the priest died — and now knows the truth about his faith!  The point is, as with all false teachers, he didn’t like being exposed and sued those who exposed him.

Speaking of LifeSite News, they have reported on a Jesuit university which hosted a Planned Parenthood event, which was just disgusting.  So why doesn’t the Pope bring about church discipline?  Roman Catholic schools have really entered a love affair with the world.

It’s a sad day when the President of the United States, who claims to be a Christian (although it’s been proven that he isn’t), doesn’t have the faintest idea about what the Scripture really says.  And yet too many Christians accept what he says as truth because he is their president — as if that means discernment isn’t necessary!

I’ve posted a few citations recently about how worship in the church is becoming more and more just entertainment.  One of my readers pointed me to this video which sums up the situation quite nicely.  I’ve seen this video before, and thought I posted it in the past, so if you’ve already seen it, well just accept it as a good review!

Are relationships “the glue that holds a church together”?  Rick Warren seems to think so.

Benny Hinn is so far into heresy and apostasy that I really don’t address him much; I figure those who read this blog already know he’s hell-bound.  However, I thought this article was a good report for alerting people why they need to avoid Hinn.

Should we, or should we not, celebrate Christmas?  To help you make your decision, a good collection of articles can be found here.  We’ve always celebrated it appropriately as the birthday of Christ.

Who are really the most dangerous people in the world?  Great article by Elizabeth Prata.

For the last two items, I have to give a hat tip to Erin.

The founder of the Foursquare Church was Aimee Semple McPherson, and if you have a bad root, you will not have the best fruit.  She is a good reason to avoid this denomination.  They still believe in a lot of her aberrant charismatic teachings.

How shameless will Ed Young get?  And yet he has a huge following — goats with a goat-herd.  Sadly, too many church leaders are just like him.


Ron Livesay said...

Glenn: Once you are finished with your chapter-by-chapter review of Gail Riplinger’s "New Age Bible Versions," you will have a book. I believe it would be beneficial to put it all together and try to get it published.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


I'm actually sort of hoping that will happen!

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

I personally have not read all of your Riplinger refutations, but I keep you in mind as a solid reference in the event I run into any KJVOs.

I second Ron's comment - you've been so thorough, that compiling all your entries into a book would be very helpful.