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, January 27, 2015

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies

What is it with the Pope who thinks he speaks for God.  Now he says that if you aren’t open to having children then you can’t be married.  I knew that Rome was big on not permitting contraception, but to give it as a condition of marriage is just bizarre.  Can someone please show me in the Bible where it says this?

And yet we have Catholic Relief Services helping Planned Parenthood and promoting abortion aside from contraception?!?!?

While on the subject of Romanism, Lighthouse Trails Research Project has a new tract booklet about The Catholic Mary & Her Eucharistic Christ.

Another follow-up about the Perry Noble fiasco.  Then we find a good rebuttal to Christianity Today’s Astray’s defense of Noble.  HT to Erin

Another HT to Erin for this one.  I wonder where false teacher Jesse Duplantis finds this in Scripture?

One of the things I’ve always heard from many legalistic teachers is that the root word for pharmaceutical has to do with sorcery, and therefore it is wrong to use drugs of any sort, and also that is why using recreational drugs can be so evil.  Sola Sisters puts that claim to rest.

Still lots of brouhaha over the one “heaven visitor” recanting his tale.  First there is Tyndale’s justification for not pulling the book. Hip and Thigh has a good article about this “pestilence” of “Heaven Tourism.

A twist from the Cripplegate is how one discusses a real trip to heaven.

I found this old article while skimming this site to check out the teacher.  He has some pretty good teachings, and I can understand why he wants to make sure which Randy White he is!  Paula White is about as heretical as they get.

Until next time, contend for THE Faith.


Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

Perry Stone - my husband and I unfortunately were exposed to him a number of years ago. He seemed to get carried away with certain strange doctrines, so we were happy not to hear anything further from him.

I'm glad Sola Sisters handled the issue of "pharmakeia". It's unfortunate how many Christians cannot discern that the alternative medicine industry can be as financially motivated as the pharmaceutical industry, and that "natural" remedies aren't necessary safe. I've also seen a lot of fear of physicians amongst believers. The fear and suspicion is definitely not of the Lord (2 Tim 1:7 NKJV, God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind).

Thanks for the post.


Richard Ferguson said...

I have heard many Protestants say that only people that are willing to have children should get married and that using birth control was a sin because only God has the right to elide how many children you have. The Duggars, for example. So I need to point out that this is not a strictly Catholic heresy.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


I wholeheartedly agree that many non-Catholics promote this same nonsense, especially those like the Duggars who are part of the whole Gothardite/Patriarchy/quiver-full ideologies.

The big difference is that Rome is denomination wide with their teachings, and Rome claims to have the authority of Christ behind them.