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, March 10, 2016

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies


When it comes to false teachings, it seems to be worse and worse as the weeks roll by.

Andy Stanley continues with his false teachings.  He is so arrogant!  As if kids can’t meet friends in smaller churches?!?!  And he thinks middle-school and high-school kids should be separated just like in the public schools so they will be peer oriented.  His church teaches kids to hate church!  Andy later issued a weak apology, but that doesn’t really cut it, as Tom Buck at Entreating Favor explains.  Pulpit and Pen also has an open letter to Stanley.

Another UMC heretic.  Once you allow a woman to be pastor, this comes as part of the package.
Excellent article exposing “Christian” psychology.

I guess anyone can be a “pastor” nowadays.

Some good information about heretic Christine Caine.

Christians should NOT take “personality tests.”  They are nothing but pure psychobabble. (“Spiritual gifts” tests are just Christianized personality tests.) HT to Marsha West

Chuck Pierce is another one those false teachers claiming to speak for God, and he has way too many gullible followers.

A reader asked me what I knew about Canon Andrew White, and I’d never heard of him.  He sent me this link, which I think sums up pretty good that White is someone to be very wary of.

Asleep No More seems to be THE place lately to learn about Dominionism.  In this latest article Doug even includes several links to older articles dealing with the subject.

Red Letter Christians are just another group of heretics using bad hermeneutics to support their unbiblical and dangerous social gospel ideologies.  And Tony Campolo is one of their leaders.


As we approach Easter, there might be theater re-runs of Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of the Christ.”  Or perhaps churches will have a movie night for it.  Certainly the DVD version will be prominently displayed in the stores.  DON’T buy it.  DON’T waste your time with it.  It is a horrid mix or Roman Catholicism, mysticism and unbiblical nonsense.  Gary Gilley’s old two-part review might be worth your while.  Part 1 here, part 2 here.

A testimony of a nun who became a Christian left the Catholic Church.  HT to Mary Dalke.

Don’t let anyone kid you — the Seventh-Day Adventist religion is a cultHere is some information about their “Bible.”

Beth Moore is what ails us.

How many commands do you think are violated in this “church”?

Frequently abused Bible verses.  I’ve addressed a couple of these on this blog.

More about the movie, “Young Messiah.”  WOW, this movie is straight from hell.

Some humor to end with.  Ah, if only pastors would get arrested FOR using Hillsong stuff!  

8 comments:

Martin said...

Andrew White. Not perfect, certainly, but I wonder the sources of that article, especially the Templars stuff. Also the bizarre idea that basically we should sit back and not care about the middle east. When the writer of that piece shows the courage and determination of Andrew White then I will take the criticism seriously. Until then I'm more likely to support someone who is blessed. Blessed are the peacemakers.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Martin,

If you have any information to discredit the article, please post it.

Andrew White is an Anglican to begin with, which means he holds to some aberrant theology, which means as a starting point he should be taken with a very discerning eye.

What I care about the middle east is that Islam is using the refugee crisis to invade Europe and the USA. I also care that too many are making Israel out to be the bad guy.

Anonymous said...

Personality tests, spiritual gift tests, RW's "SHAPE" analysis, all the same fruitless junk.

When Passion of the Christ first came out, it was sad how many solid, evangelical churches jumped on the bandwagon, and even showed parts of it at church. It was awful.

Today's Babylon Bee, hilarious!

-Carolyn

Pamela Couvrette said...

Great article on Christian Psychology; thanks Glenn!

Anonymous said...

The first two biblical references you have about women pastors are not only about gender. Is it your view that unmarried men, and married men who do not have children, and married men who do have children but who are not christians, should also be barred from being pastors?

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Anonymous,

You are so right about the rest of the passage; too many overlook that part.

A pastor is the shepherd of the flock, and therefore must have some sort of experience in the area, which is why Paul said to not be in a hurry to ordain people new in the faith. (1 Tim. 5:22)

An unmarried man has no idea how to shepherd so he should not be a pastor. I've seen too many freshly minted "pastors" who are hired as youth pastors, and who think they are to be buddies with the sheep rather than a mentor. This is really the same problem with married men who have no children. They have only a wife to shepherd and that does not prepare them to deal with people of all ages.

Children who are young can not be held to be Christians because they must be able to understand and make a choice. (A man with young children shouldn't be a pastor in my opinion because he needs to spend his time helping to raise them and learning about shepherding.) If the children are in the teens and still not believers, then that says something about the teaching in the home and again, disqualifies the man for pastorate.

Now, there are children who in the adult hood decide to deny the faith -- they are no longer the responsibility of their father so that should not be held against him.

Alec said...

Glenn,

Your response to anonymous here should be a full post!

Alec

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Alec,

I might just have to consider that!