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, February 4, 2016

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies

“Churches” are getting more and more bizarre every day.

The cult of homosexuality is invading so many churches, and so many Christians have been brainwashed into the idea of “acceptance,” that too many people have never really been told the truth about what God says about homosexuality.  I wrote an article five years ago in which I demonstrated conclusively from Scripture that homosexual behavior is NEVER acceptable to God.  Too many Christian leaders, though, are trying to justify this sin when they should be calling for repentance.

More proof of the cultic nature of the Church of Christ.

Chapter 3 Ministries has part 2 of her review of Beth Moore’s September “Living Proof Live Simulcast.”  Along with this, Pirate Christian radio analyzes Moore’s teachings, allowing you to actually hear what Beth is saying — and it isn’t pretty!

A good examination of the charismatic “hedge of protection.”

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have always had a very bizarre, aberrational, and heretical view of Creation.  Their day=epoch teaching, trying to fit in evolution, is totally unbiblical and scientifically untenable.

Rick Joyner is another false teacher — a ravening wolf in sheep’s clothing — who is really, really dangerous!  Just look at the spiritual damage to the people of his “church.”

Here’s an example of why C. Peter Wagner is another false prophet wolf.

I finally finished an arduous job of making A Reference Blog post of Links for Latter-day Saints Research.  If you are seeking information on Mormons, go here before Googling.  Don’t forget — I also have my own blog exposing Mormonism.

Doug Evans has an excellent article about Roman Catholicism and the road to ecumenicism.

Oh, my!  It’s hard to comment on this — a church actually accepted this as a conversion testimony!?!?!?!

If you have not been previously convinced that Steven Furtick is a false teacher, you need to take a look at this evidence.

Pastors, protect the women in your congregation.

Fred Butler continues his review of Which Bible Would Jesus Use?

You shall know them by their fruits.  Matthew 7:16, an abused Scripture.

Joel Osteen’s “new age” teachings are in line with many others who seem to think they are God.

Lastly, the Watchman Fellowship has a new profile out on Tibetan Buddhism.


Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

Pastors absolutely need to protect the women, but they don't. Most of the time, frankly, they don't protect the men, either! We've never sat under a pastor who was willing to name a female false teacher off the pulpit, let alone any false teacher off the pulpit, except for the mention that "health, wealth and prosperity" is not the Gospel (and maybe mentioning someone really off the charts Joel Osteen). Most of the time, scratch that, nearly all of the time, the pastors we've known name-drop wolves and compromisers, and when my husband and I sound the alarm, we're marginalized or worse (like your meme). We have literally begged pastors not to mention Driscoll, Warren, Hybels, and even to pay attention when "sound" teachers start cozying up to wolves (which was another good post today, by the way), etc, and our warnings have pretty much fallen on unconcerned ears.

My husband is a true shepherd, but sadly pretty much all the pastors we know do not seem to care to protect the flock in this manner. That said, I'm not a damsel in distress waiting to be rescued. Like many of the women bloggers you follow, I am a Berean, and examine everything against the Scriptures. :) Then I warn any women who will listen.

Anyhow, about the "Star Wars" testimony... I believe it... as in, I believe that actually would happen in many churches today. I remember being at a Gospel preaching (but worldly) church and hearing a teenaged boy's testimony of why he wanted to get baptized. What did he say? "Yeah, like all my friends are doing it, so hey, why not?" That was his testimony. And so they baptized him. Sad, sad, sad.

The Matthew 7:16 article, good.

Wow, nothing gets me riled up like talking about pastors who don't do their job. Grrrrrrrrr!


Anonymous said...

Hi Genn, your first link (Todd Friel) may be off...

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Hi Carolyn,

I think women need more protection because they are -- GENERALLY SPEAKING -- more easily manipulated by teachers like Beth Moore who uses emotional manipulation. Pastors should be yelling her name, and others of her ilk, from the pulpit!

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

I agree, pastors should be yelling Moore's name off the pulpit as a problem. But it's hard to protect the women in the pews when the pastors are teaching the husbands to follow the likes of Driscoll!


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Anonymous 12:12PM

Thanks. Apparently the new link didn't copy for pasting. I couldn't find the original link which had a short article with it, but now it at least links to the video.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


That bit about teaching husbands to follow Driscoll gave me a laugh, because I know a couple pastors who were doing that.

And I got your other message - thanks for the heads up.

Anonymous said...


While I appreciate the mentioning of women should be protected more due to the emotional manipulation technique, we must also be aware that men need more protection due to the fact they can be equally deceived by the enemy in following wolves in sheep's clothing. My husband brought home his men's Bible study book, authored by a man named Andy Womack. The women in my former Baptist church are currently asking for participants in a Beth Moore study where they will be hearing a god speak to them, no doubt.

I take no offense at some of your gendered statements Glen as I do believe that both men and women can be deceived by the enemy equally due to the pride factor.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


Carolyn and I had this discussion in a previous comment string. What empirical evidence shows is that GENERALLY SPEAKING women operate more by emotions and men operate more by logic. (which is one reason why man/woman relationships are complementary) Due to this general makeup, women tend to be easier deceived because of the emotional drives.

The problem with our modern culture in the church is that men are no longer using their rational thinking processes and are just going along with the crowd of feel-goodism. This is an effect of a culture which has generally feminized men in just about every role.

And what I have personally witnessed in the normal sort of churches we've attended is that more women are going astray than men because women are attracted to the type of emotional drivel Beth Moore puts out and the men don't have anything similar promoted in the church.

Anonymous said...


It would be good to know some more things about Andrew Wommack. I think he's off the straight and narrow path.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Wommack is definitely off the track. I posted this link about him some time back:


Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

"Feminized men" - you nailed it. Whether it be the home, the church, or society, when men aren't truly willing or able to be GODLY and GOOD men, all institutions ultimately will fail.

Feminized men, passive/milquetoast men, "yes" men/sycophants, cowards, cads, bullies, locker room juveniles, despots/authoritarians, politically correct demagogues, etc, do not provide the leadership we need.

I asked my husband what he thought about deception, and he said that while, yes, women tend to snared by the emotional, for men, pride is usually their downfall. He liked your "deception by investment" comment, and said when it comes to men, that is right on.

And you're welcome for the heads up. :)


Anonymous said...

Yes, women are vulnerable and do need protection. But men also can be deceived. I think the male equivalent to Beth Moore for men is John Eldredge. He writes a lot of drivel about being a hero and wild, etc. Wild at Hesrt was one of his nooks. It plays off of mens emotions or drives i guess. And dont forget, when you watch those videos of Beth Moore there are usually quite a few men in the audience too.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

I never said men can't be deceived. I merely pointed out that the evidence shows that IN GENERAL (notice that qualifier I keep putting there) women are more easily deceived.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Glen, while I respect you and your blog, I still cannot find the Scriptures where our Father states that women are generally more deceived than men due to the emotionalism theory. While Jesus calls out the wolves in sheep's clothing, He does not state a gender attached to His truths.

I sat under another pastor in an Evangelical Free Church atmosphere more recently. And while he was discussing the truth of Scriptures, he referenced the global warming crisis (a huge red flag for me) as well as reading in the bulletin of an upcoming Bible Study based on that great teacher Jonathon Cahn and his book 'The Harbinger.'

All male led. So for me, generally speaking, based on my church experiences for decades, I have witnessed both genders (including myself) being equally deceived. No one gender is any better than the other on this one.

Still enjoy the blog though and the conversation that ensues.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


I never intimated that the Bible said women were more easily deceived because of emotionalism. What I said that empirical studies have shown that women GENERALLY are more emotional than men, and that men GENERALLY are more logical/rational than women. This is a general observation about men and women is every culture.

Those who are more emotional will be more easily deceived; that is a fact.

However, Paul does make the fact that Eve was deceived (Adam wasn't deceived) as one of the reasons a woman is not to be in authority over men or teaching me in the assembled church (1 Tim 2:11-14)

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,
I am glad to see Museum of idolatry picked up church of the undignified. I have known for YEARS that this church is whack-a-doodle.......I went to college with Benji and Abbi, the pastors, and we still have many connections through family and friends to this day. I have tried multiple times to appeal to Abbi that she is in dangerous territory, but she would literally laugh me off. I have since disconnected with them on facebook. SAD, sad, sad.


Sharon Lareau said...

Thank you once again, Glenn, for sharing a link to my review. I am grateful for the traffic that comes over. And thanks for these "Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies" posts. They are informative.