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 18, 2015

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies

Update from my last report about Perry Noble.  A comment on the Hip and Thigh article is eye-opening:   I live in the same state as Noble and his “church” is casting a dark shadow all around us. His goal is to have 100,000 people attending his “church” and to take over the church as we know it. I have met many of his “converts” in doing street evangelism and they know nothing of the biblical gospel. They just think Noble is cool and hip and all and who cares about the Bible stuff anyway? Pray for God to help true disciples here in South Carolina to stand firm despite not seeing the pragmatic results that Noble does.

The Beth Moore interchange with a discerning woman has exploded on the Internet.  Beth doesn’t like people questioning her direct revelations from God.  CARM has done a good job of posting a synopsis of Moore’s teachings, and why she can’t be trusted.  What should we think about Moore?  I think Moore needs to confess her false teachings and start over! 

A hat tip to Erin for the next three:

A very sad aspect of the whole Beth Moore situation is that her followers behave as cult members, totally ignoring the fact that Moore has continuously been exposed in regards to her bad teachings.  I can speak from experience in that the most comments I have received over the past 7 years has been in regards to my articles about Beth.  I get some of the most hate-filled vitriol possible, with all sorts of attacks on my person.  And with that, I will leave you with one more article about Beth Moore.

Some more disconcerting information about David Jeremiah.

The pope’s visit to the Philippines demonstrates how much idolatry is in the Roman Catholic religion.  Jack Morrow provides more information.

Beware the horrible “but”-monster.   Good stuff.

All over the news this past week.  Meanwhile, this one remains steadfast in his lie.

Lastly, I received an e-mail this week from James Kieferdorf.  He was alerting me to a false teacher I hadn’t heard of — Anna Diehl.  Here is James’ e-mail:

Today I received my Christian Post via email. I see they still have no problem having Anna Diehl's anti-Trinitarian link still on their site.

How on earth can they have this women's articles/link on their page, when she VEHEMENTLY ASSAILS " the Trinity, the Bible and other Christian teachings.

Today I looked over her site, I could not believe what I was reading!

The Pursuit of God
Serious Topics for Serious Christians

Scroll down some and read "Why Did Yahweh Lie About Being The Only God In Existence?”

Her blog for Jan 11 is "BLASPHEMY" Christianity Monotheism Or Polytheism?

She states many disparaging remarks about the Trinity and Christians who believe/teach this cardinal teaching of the Christian faith.

"The Trinity, now there's a pesky little doctrine that has led us totally astray"

"When Jesus came, he changed the rules and said there were actually three Gods..."

"Christians are rebelling against God..."

I am going to voice my concern!
James
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You’ve been warned.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

I have heard the name Hillsong, but didn't know a thing about them. The still shots alone from their "video" on Sola Sisters were enough to convince me they are not of the Lord. However, I didn't know this "church" was from where Houston and Caine originated, though I do know they have never been legitimate teachers of the word of God.

Re: Beth Moore. She has been proven time and again to be a false teacher. At this point, it is sufficient for all of us to do exactly what Scripture says, "Mark and Avoid". The angry, cult like behavior of her followers can be summed up in a phrase you said before - deception by investment.

Very glad to hear the Malarkey mother and son have come clean. Alex Malarkey's letter was very well said. As Grace To You noted on their blog, "Alex’s letter is articulate. It is gospel centered. It has the clear ring of truth."

However, it appears Burpo is going to continue to milk his cash cow. That doesn't surprise me. The love of money is the root of many evils.

The heartbreak for me - I grieve at the Christians who believe these false teachings, and do not discern truth from error.

-Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Great post once again Glen.
Thank-you for the warnings.

The extra Biblical heaven and hell revelations are still quite popular amongst those who do not rightly divide the Word in such matters. In families that attend church every Sunday, and are consumed with arguing politics and religion at family gatherings, such topics are quite popular and....

believed as a gospel truth. And if an imported family member (one that married into such a religious family) disagrees with such "heavenly, third heaven visitations, visions of a jesus, trips to hell and back, etc.", from experience this I know well....you are vilified, laughed at, talked down too, insulted personally, told you are not a true believer and follower of Jesus Christ, given books on "after death heaven experiences" for Christmas gifts (because you need to be indoctrinated into such false beliefs, for family cannot "let it go," and you are insulted because you have "not been a Christian as long as they have, so you do not "know" as much as they do."

Glen, this is very hurtful and if one does not read, study, and meditate upon the precepts of God's Word for oneself, allowing God, the Holy Spirit, to teach and lead you in His Holy Word, it is so easy to be tossed about by every wind of false doctrine.

The personal attacks from in-law family members can be quite injuring to one's faith in Jesus alone for salvation alone....so I have chosen to physically remove myself from such conversations for the truth can set one free to the bondage of man's belief systems. And there is no shame in leaving, there is no feeling of cowardice in removing oneself from harm, and there is complete Holy Spirit peace for the truth was once defended, but the blind do not see....

so you dust off your feet and proceed.....sounds like what the disciples had to do long ago....

God be with you Glen as we see the apostasy all around us.

We are vacationing in Mormon territory with a huge temple just built in this area....fascinating to see money spent on such rubbish all the while the average every day worker lives in poverty and humility.....oh, how we worship our religious buildings...

all the while Jesus is knocking at the true door of man's heart....Praise King Jesus.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Anonymous,

My wife and I have had similar experiences of being ostracized. Truth can really cause problems because too many people want to deny it rather than face up to the fact that they might have been deceived.

We live very near "Mormon territory." It can be challenging to reach out to them!

072591 said...

I read more of the jeremiah site, and what you linked isn't even the most disturbing and blasphemous thing on there. It could be argued that while there is only one God, He acts as three gods, as they are three distinct persons doing three distinct things. So I could understand why we treat it as three different gods, even though we know that it is one God.

However ...

Part of that site's foundation, and ultimately, his denial of the Trinity based based on the idea that God the Father lies, He breaks his Word on a regular basis, and He can do that because He is above His own law.

But this ignores a very important detail: if God lies to His people, how can He be trusted on anything? The very idea of salvation is not based on objective claim. It is not supported by outside evidence. The only thing we know about it is what He tells us. How could you possibly feel any assurance about salvation if everything we know about comes from a known liar?

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

072591,

Yes, I know that site has a lot of false teachings. Too bad they also have some good stuff mixed in. I certainly don't recommend the site. I was pointed to the article by another blogger, and I thought it was important to know what is happening with Jeremiah, since he has been considered an excellent teacher in the past.

ali said...

Once again Glenn, you have given the church, at least those with ears to hear, much needed information and insight.

Kudos for your diligence to search out truth.

Anonymous said...

I liked this post.
I was at Anna Diehl's website and was appalled at her criticizing Paul the Apostle and Jesus. She's got guts!
The best one was criticizing the woman with the issue of blood. Makes me think Anna is really a man with that sort of hatred going on.

Never liked Beth Moore ... she gives me the willys!

Knowing the Word of God is the best defense of these people who have strong opinions that scream and yell at us. Just bc they have a website doesn't mean they know anything about the Truth.