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

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies

It is really impossible to keep up with so many false teachers and false teachings in the Church, so warning people about these things gets more and more difficult.  We really need lots of sheepdogs in the Church — the wolves are massing!

How often have I pointed out the apostasy of the Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination?  John Shuck, “pastor” of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, TN, says he doesn’t believe in God (discernment warning - the author of the linked article promotes false teachers like Dutch Sheets and Reinhard Bonnke, and even Jonathan Cahn).  In fact, his whole ideology is totally contrary to the Christian faith - the man is a bonafide HERETIC!  Then you can read about his “church” and see that it is full of very, very deceived people, who are most likely not really Christians.  I’d say this assembly is a perfect representation of the PCUSA.

By now I’m sure you’ve all heard that Benny Hinn was hospitalized for some sort of heart trouble.  I guess he just doesn’t have enough faith in his own false teaching or else he wouldn’t be having health issues!  Um, hasn’t he said that it isn’t God’s will for people to be sick?  The man is a tool of satan.

“Speaking” of heretics, here is another article about Creflo Dollar and his desire to buy a $65 million jet.

Then we have the Disciples of Christ denomination joining in with the hysteria over Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act (soon to be “fixed” to become the “Religious Freedom Destruction Act”); they are threatening to move their 2017 General Assembly out of Indiana.  I guess giving Christians (and others) the right to refuse to provide services for objectionable activities is just not Christ-like in their minds.  Of course that means they are worshiping a different Christ than the one of the Bible.

False teacher and heretic John Hagee is prophesying the end of the world this year, because, after all, the “blood moons” are a portent of horrible things.

I’ve mentioned problems with David Jeremiah in the past, but this man is really, really getting more and more apostate.  I wouldn’t go as far as Elizabeth in calling him a non-Christian, but I will say he is never to be trusted again.

Then there is another Word of Faith charismatic — Chuck Pierce.  This man actually thinks Glenn Beck is a “son in the Lord.”  Beck is a Mormon, and the god they worship is not the God of the Bible, so how can he be a “son in the Lord”?!?  Pierce thinks Beck has some sort of “mantle” from God to “change this nation.

A brother Christian who reads this blog brought to my attention a “new” Bible version I hadn’t heard of yet: “A New New Testament.”  I took a look at what Amazon had to say about itand learned it a very spiritually-dangerous creation of very liberal “theologians.”  Avoid it like deadly poison it is.

A few years back someone e-mailed me for information about the program, “Walk to Emmaus.”  I found that it is based on a Roman Catholic movement and was not something Christians should be involved with.  At that time I didn’t think about writing about it, and I wasn’t doing “Random” posts yet.  NOW, I’m alerting my readers to the spiritual danger of this program by directing you to this article at Lighthouse Trails Research Project blog.

Now that I’ve mentioned Romanism, I’m really surprised to see the Pope saying that God is wrong in regards to capital punishment.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, since most of what the Pope teaches goes against what the Bible teaches!

Of course there are some Christian leaders who have no problem whatsoever with Roman Catholicism, and get angry at people who point out their error!  A perfect example is the director of the Manhattan Declaration.

In the same realm as the Manhattan Declaration is a more recent organization called, “City Mosaic.”  Their focus of unity is the false social gospel.

Elizabeth Prata has a good report about why we shouldn’t waste our time with Roma Downey’s new series, “A.D.”  It has very little to do with the truth of the Bible.

Lastly, there are “5 Reasons Your Church Should be Smaller.”  Mega-churches are appealing to popularity more than to the Bible.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

Benny Hinn hospitalized for heart trouble? Say it ain't so...

Other RAA&H worthy news - Robert Schuller died 4/2/15.

-Carolyn

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

I just say that about Schuller this morning. I'm glad to see another wolf gone.

castiron said...

The New New Testament is the Old Old Lie, "Has God said?"

Anonymous said...

If only there was a sign.

Pastor John Hagee will be the Special Guest Speaker
at Dr. Creflo Dollar's 2015 World Changers Church New York Camp Meeting.

Just copy and paste into google for verification.

Birds of a feather flock together

Anonymous said...

It seems as though the "little gods" or the "god men and women" cannot heal themselves after all as they teach the rest of us to do.

Still hurting from the abuse received from my last Baptist church with an Assembly of God pastor, when they discovered I was not a faithful follower of Trinity Broadcasting Network, nor God (?) TV. The churched can become savagely brutal in defending their wolves in sheep's clothing all the while Jesus is still knocking on the doors of churches across this nation.

And even at my own daughter's wedding, I had two Assembly of God pastors sit behind me at rehearsal, mocking my very being, for being such a fool in not believing in the "drunk in the spirit" theology, in that my soul "hasn't arrived yet in following the holy spirit."

And they laughed, smirked, and sneered at me.......I will never forget that scene. Then to look upon those pastors the very next day, officiating at my precious daughter's wedding.......my heart still cries.

Two months later, the one AOG pastor was relieved from his "pastoralship" due to his scandalous acts of pursuing a married woman whom he had been "counseling." The child of the mother turned him into the church board and the whole incident was supposed to be "secret."

Absolutely no public apology to all of us in the congregation. No repentance, no humility, nothing. Oh, how pastors can abuse from the pulpit and in private, yet when their own sin is exposed, it is "hush, hush" and onto the next congregation.

Glen, I will NEVER sit under another Assembly of God pastor ever again........and will remain "sober" in the Holy Spirit.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Anonymous,

Yours is just one of many I've heard about cult-like behavior from AOG leaders and members. I think it may be because they are afraid of learning that their charismatic nonsense beliefs are false.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Anonymous Apr 3,

John Hagee speaking at Creflo Dollar's place just proves he is a heretic

Anonymous said...

"John Hagee speaking at Creflo Dollar's place just proves he is a heretic"

Yep,that was my point Glenn.