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, January 4, 2015

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies

I guess a good place to start with this report is examining the reviews about the latest Hollywood depiction of biblical events.  You just know it has to be bad, don’t you?  The movie is, “Exodus: God and Kings.  I never bother attending these sorts of movies, since they will always be nothing more that leftist, liberal nonsense.  Of course my suspicions are always proven correct when I read the reviews.  There were many reviews out there, but I’ll point you to just three.
Answers In Genesis was about the first non-secular review, and just this review was enough for me.  The Gospel Coalition showed us How to Ruin a Moses Movie.  The last one worth sending you to is in “Bible History Daily”; they thought the movie was “excruciating.”

Mark Driscoll is back, un-biblically claiming to be a pastor.  His web site looks to be quite narcissistic, and he could really use your money.  I think the apologetics world has provided more than enough evidence proving that Driscoll is unqualified to be a church leader, and it doesn’t matter if he’s in a church on on a web site!

More apostasy with James MacDonald — he’s even built a facility for the heretical station TBN!!!

Sola Sisters has a good examination of Sarah Young’s "Jesus Calling".  Then you can read a new interesting booklet available from Lighthouse Trails Research Ministry — “The New Age Implications of ‘Jesus Calling’.”

The atheists, as well as the rest of the non-believing world, do their best to make sensationalistic claims against the Christian faith.  It is usually best to just ignore such foolishness, but this latest example just really got my head shaking.  A very liberal feminist says that God raped Mary.  This is a person who really doesn’t believe in God or the Bible, and yet she makes such foolish claims about that in which she has no belief!  A truly Romans 1:18-32 moment.

Of course by now you have probably read about or have seen the Newsweek article about how the Bible is so misrepresented.  The only misrepresentation is by NewsweekAlbert Mohler responds to the article, as does “canon fodder” (be sure to catch the link to part 2), and Daniel Wallace.  Of course, none of these rebuttals will be published by Newsweek — truth is not allowed.

Elizabeth Prata had a really good article about the SIN of listening to and following false teachers.  She then had an article about Billy Graham, a false teacher who has been used by the Lord but is a false teacher nevertheless, with some really dangerous ideas!  (In the comment section you can read about some similar problems with his son, Franklin.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

Janet Mefferd was so correct when she said that Driscoll wasn't going to vanish. How sad. Of course, the final message at Mars Hill was given by none other than R Warren. Figures. MacDonald is doing no better, partnering with TBN. Very sad about Graham as well.

At this point, I just pray any true saints who have been following these men would come to their senses.

So now Newsweek now claims to be portraying the Bible and Christianity correctly in their article, and all the fundamental Bible believers are wrong? That's laughable. Newsweek is not even close to the truth.