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

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies

When we wonder why Christians are so uneducated about their faith in just about every subject, all we have to do is look at our church libraries.  Every church I’ve been to has a huge section of novels (including too many “romance” novels) but relatively few books on theological matters.  Those books with meat instead of junk food are also rarely checked out.  Perhaps the churches should get rid of the novels and let their members go to the public libraries for those, and use the church library as a repository of knowledge about theological matters — and THEN promote it for learning!

Midwest Christian Outreach has an excellent article exposing the false teachings of Neil Anderson.  Anderson has put so many people into the bondage of fear.

An interesting incident with Beth Moore leads to more questions about her qualifications for teaching, let alone the unbiblical nature of her marital relationship when it comes to leadership and spiritual matters.  Yet hundreds of churches ardently promote her.

Do Christians have the authority to rebuke the devil?  Too many, especially in the charismatic churches, think they can rebuke the devil — and they are in grave error.

10 Questions about Adventism;  Good information about the SDA and why they are indeed a cult.

Awana is getting in to more and more dangerous ground.

What does the Bible say about false prophets?  Notice how much of this applies to Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Moonies, et al.

A scary cult to be on the lookout for:  Eastern Lightning.

Mike Bickle continues to prove how horrendous IHOP really is!

Speaking of IHOP, here is a very good video exposing some of their false teachings.

I agree — the “Sinner’s Prayer” is unbiblical nonsense.

Proper understanding and translation of Exodus 21:22-25 refutes pro-abortion advocates’ misuse of the passage to support abortion.

Finally, here is some blasphemy of great proportions.  There is no fear of God here.


Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

Nice lineup at the Leadership Conference. Oh, but Driscoll repented, so we have been told!


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Since he was such a poor leader, I think there is nothing Driscoll can tell anyone about leadership except how to do it wrongly.

Anonymous said...

No kidding. Kind of like how useful he was at the "Act LIke Men" conference, after crashing Strange Fire and the ensuing fiasco there. Of course at this conference, he's keeping good company. Cough cough.


Glenn E. Chatfield said...


Driscoll never grew up, so he can't act like a man, nor can he be a leader.

And thanks for the head up on the other issue.

Anonymous said...

Thank-you for pointing your audience to Lighthouse Trails Research for information.

Awana is huge in our area and parent brag and boast of its effectiveness. One of the aspects of Awana that bothers me to no end is their "reward" system for everything. These 'leaders' give rewards/tickets out to their young attendees for attendance, memorizing Scriptures, doing their homework, etc. It is a reward system based on works and the tickets they "earn" are used to go to their "store" to buy things they can take home.

When we have to "reward" our churched children to every little thing they do so they can go "buy" things, exactly what message are we, as supposedly mature adults telling these young people?

Jesus, on the other hand, Scripture tells us "He went humbly to the cross," and for free. And our rewards are in Him also.

Anonymous said...

As a woman/child of our LORD, I could never sit under Driscoll or men that have his view of theology, as false and abusive as it is. LORD have mercy.