Thursday, January 21, 2016
Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies
Fasten your seat belts, ladies and gents — this is going to be a wild ride!
Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, was a featured speaker at the NAR IHOP conference. Mr. Floyd has done nothing but give credence and tacit approval to false prophets and false teachers, and he should be rebuked for such actions — but the SBC remains silent.
Seems lots of Episcopalians have a love affair with Islam.
More on InterVarsity Fellowship and “Black Lives Matter.”
Mary Dalke has been working on adding more to her post on discernment. She has some good information and videos about various heretical church leaders — leaders undiscerning people listen to with baited breath while following them like any other cult leader. The “fun” part is that these heretics are nothing but a mutual admiration society.
Bill Hybels is more of a motivational speaker (sort of like Joel Osteen) than he is a pastor.
Another example of apostasy with the United Methodist Church.
The main German Church has gone completely apostate rebelling against God and sanctioning homosexuality.
Someone sent me this video, thinking it was really good. That person was totally lacking in discernment, since the video is heretical. First, it presumes to speak for God. Secondly, right off the bat it teaches a God who is not omniscient - he is surprised by what humans do! Then we have him walking hand in hand with God; um, how can he do that since God is spirit and no one can see him? The whole thing is feel-good cliches — nothing but a secular motivational video. Oh, and we don’t “forgive ourselves.” That is nothing but psychobabble.
Gary Gilley has a good series on The Bible Translations Debate.
Gilley also has a good series on The Role of Women in Ministry.
“Pleading the Blood of Christ” is unbiblical nonsense. I have in the past had comments on posts where the person either says they are “pleading the blood of Jesus” or that I should do so, and too many e-mails making the same claims. Whoever first came up with that idea should have been horse-whipped!
Ellen G. White and the teachings of the Seventh-day Adventists. Without her teachings, they couldn’t exist, but she is a false teacher and false prophet, which makes the SDA a cult.
One more thing to add to Mike Bickle’s false teaching line-up.
I’ve read things here and there about Sid Roth, but nothing really explicit. This post is a great exposure of this false teacher. This guy is just as scary as any false teacher in the charismanic cult. Those he “interviews” are all brainwashed into these lies and are part of the problem in that they also teach the lies. They don’t hear God - they hear Satan.
Stay away from false teaching narcissist Todd White. How do guys like this get enough money to get their own follows claiming to be a church?
I’ve posted information in past “RAAH” articles about Liberty University’s bringing in Glenn Beck as a speaker without speaking about the fact that Mormonism isn’t Christian, their fining of students who didn’t want to listen to Beck, and their claim that they have no official position about Mormonism. Well, their inviting Donald Trump to speak and treating him as a Christian is just as bad. But what can you expect from a place which has also invited speakers such as “Rev.” Moon and Benny Hinn! There appears to be no discernment with the leadership of Liberty.
I recommend Mary Dalke’s latest “Warning You With Tears Wednesday,” with a huge collection of videos examining all sorts of heresy and aberrations in the Church. Some of the things she reports on have also been reported by me either in this post or past posts, but that just shows we follow some of the same sites!
Steve Bricker has an excellent, thought-provoking article about worship.
“Speaking” about worship, why do we even need a “National Worship Leader Conference”?!? Seriously! Can’t the people who lead the “worship” (i.e. songs) just use their own intellect about what songs to choose and how to arrange things? Why is it the Church never used to have such a position as “worship leader”? At any rate, this article makes one really good point: the idea promoted by “worship leaders” and conferences like this is “performancism” — “The worship leader as the performer. The congregation as the audience. The sanctuary as the concert hall.” Then he makes an outstanding suggestion: “Sing songs people know (or can learn easily). Sing them in congregational keys. Sing and celebrate the power, glory, and salvation of God. Serve your congregation. Saturate them with the word of God. Get your face off the big screen .… Use your original songs in extreme moderation.… Err on the side of including as many people as possible in what’s going on. Keep the lights up. Stop talking so much. Don’t let loops/lights/visuals become your outlet for creativity at the expense of the centrality of the gospel. Point to Jesus. Don’t draw attention to yourself. Don’t sing songs with bad lyrics or weak theology. Tailor your worship leading, and the songs you pick, to include the largest cross-section of your congregation that you can. Lead pastorally.”
A friend who sent me the link to the above article gave me this testimony about his assembly: “This was very evident last week - I pointed it out to lots of folks. [The worship leader] and gang sang a song for the congregation. In the middle he pauses and quotes from [O.T.] and then finishes the song. I wrote down the artist and title. I went home and looked it up - listened to a "professional" recording of the artist's cut. Sure enough, [the worship leader] COPIED it verbatim....pause, citing of [O.T.] text, finish song. This is what I call a copycat performance. Its not worship. He's just copying what's on the top 40 cause its popular. Its so obvious people are blinded to it.”
I can’t add to this!