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, March 26, 2016

Random Things of Interest


A list of some pretty sound male teachers — you just have to watch out for the TULIPs.


A Missive Against False Teachers.”  Also some good information about how to recognize a false teacher/false prophet.

1 Peter 3:21 does NOT mean baptism is necessary for salvation.  This short video does an excellent job of explaining what the passage really means.

Teach your children to be apologists!

Correcting the abuse of the 8th Commandment and Matthew 18.

Biblical Fundamentalism explained and defined by Gary Gilley.

Mennoknight has posted the finale episode of his series on modesty.  I will edit my post on modesty to include this last link, “The Right to Bare Arms.”

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glenn, I do not understand why you endorse these Calvinists. You yourself, in past posts, have acknowledged that Calvinism is a heresy. It is an indoctrination. One cannot come to a Calvinistic mindset by reading the Bible on their own, because Calvinism is not biblical. Thus it IS an indoctrination. So therefore by you endorsing them, even though you give a very watered down caveat of "tip toe through the tulips" you are still pointing people to a wrong theology. I have respected you for years, Glenn. Used your posts as references and even republished some of your posts, but I can no longer do so. Your old argument that "Calvinists make the best apologists" is simply and ONLY due to the fact that Calvinists find everything that is NOT Calvinism wrong. And thats the truth. I have heard several testimonies of people coming out of Calvinism. The detriments of what its done with putting a false view of God in people's minds. It is a cult. A cult that YES, does have A LOT of truths in it, therefore even deceiving people like yourself to eating the meat and spitting out the tulips. But error is error. And as the apostle Paul wrote "It only takes a little leaven to leaven the whole lump." I wish you the best, Glenn but I can no longer endorse your blog.

God bless,
Sarah

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Sarah,

I don't believe I've ever said Calvinism is a heresy; what I say is that it is an aberration bordering on heresy.

I will not recant what I say about Calvinists being some of the best apologists out there. They books and teachings on apologetics almost NEVER even mention Calvinist doctrines because they are discussing non-negotiable doctrines we all agree on. Calvinism (TULIP) has no bearing on general apologetics. It is rare to find solid apologetics with non-Calvinists because, sadly, solid non-Calvinists seem to spend their apologetic time only condemning Calvinism.

IT is not pointing people to wrong theology when I say over and over again that Calvinism is WRONG, but the teachers do not teach only Calvinism. What you want to do can rightly be said to be throwing out the bathwater to get rid of the baby.

You are also wrong to say that Calvinists consider anything not Calvinism to be wrong; the only thing they teach as being wrong (aside from standard cults and heresy) is non-Calvinism teaching in regards to TULIP.

Calvinism is not a cult because it doesn't fit the definition of a cult. They have a misunderstanding of God's sovereignty when compared to man's free will, but that does not affect any fundamental doctrine.

There are good, solid teachers who are Calvinist which have excellent teaching people can miss out on if they shut them off just because of TULIP. John MacArthur, Gary Gilley, Ron Rhodes, et al have helped many people leave the cults and help many people working with cults. They expose false teachers when non-Calvinists give the false teachers a pass. Most of those exposing the emergent church movement have been Calvinists.

If my suggesting good teachings by Calvinists, while warning against the TULIP theology at the same time, causes me to lose readers, then so be it. I'm sad to find you feeling that way.