Saturday, February 21, 2015
Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies
The big news this week was about Rob Bell on Oprah Winfrey’s show, and how he denigrated the Bible and proved himself to be a bonafide heretic. Matt Walsh has an excellent commentary on megachurch false teachers in general, and also on Rob Bell in particular!
“Speaking” of false teachers, A Lutheran Layman reminds us that the Bible warns us to exercise discernment while being on guard against them. He has some good “billboard” examples exposing a variety of false teachers.
A new booklet is available from Lighthouse Trails Research Project, all about Roma Downey. Roma has deceived many people with her character on the television program, “Touched By An Angel,” with it’s New Age theology. More deception came from her with last year with her miniseries, “The Bible” — which was quite unbiblical! From that series came the movie, “Son of God,” which gave a false teaching about who Jesus is. Roma has become quite popular, but her teachings are dangerous. Read the booklet on-line.
More news from last weekend told us that 21 Coptic Christians were executed by barbaric Muslims. I find it sad that some Christian bloggers say these people were not Christians; it’s like saying Roman Catholics aren’t Christians. While both organizations have brought in heresy and various apostate teachings, there are indeed individuals within those organizations who have come to saving faith in spite of the organizations’ teachings, because among all the weeds there are the basics of the Christian doctrine. I wouldn’t claim to know whether these 21 Copts were indeed saved, but the possibility is there. Here’s a summary look at their teachings, so you can see the problem areas.
Now that I mentioned Roman Catholicism, it seems their leadership needs to clean out those who don’t adhere to their faith. First, a Catholic University in California is promoting homosexual dating! Then we have a Cardinal in New York has decided that homosexual activists can march in the Catholic St. Patrick’s Day parade!
Last week I linked to an article at the Cripplegate about the beliefs of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. This week they gave the same treatment to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’m sure you will see from this article why Mormons are not Christians. For more information on the Mormon church, feel free to skim through my new blog about them.
I stumbled across a blog new to me this week, but it looks like a good one to use for examining the false teachings of the Word of Faith cult. This article demonstrates how many top faith fake healers all died of some disease. If their faith was true, why did this happen?
The Mennonites in Canada are becoming more and more apostate.