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, April 7, 2016

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies

NEVER partner with heretics in any way, shape, or form.

A good summation of false teachings and bad ideology from Andy Stanley.

Joel Osteen has proven he is not a true Christian by preaching another gospel.

I think this “church” would violate Paul’s command to do everything decently and with order (1 Cor. 14:40).  This pretty much looks like a goatherd with a goat-pen.

Steven Furtick is being proven over and over again to be someone to completely avoid as well as warning others to avoid him.  Read not only this article, but also the article it links to: “Steven Furtick: His Past, Present, Future.”  There is nothing godly about this man.  In the first article, the first video has just a brief mention of Furtick, by John MacArthur as being unqualified), but the whole video is well-worth listening to as MacArthur has some really solid comments about various false and/or seeker-sensitive teachings. (If you leave the video up after it ends, the next one continues MacArthur’s responses to questions about various false teachings; the man doesn’t mince words.)

A good review of “God’s Not Dead 2.”  I don’t waste my time with this sort of movie.

More teachers to avoid like the plague: Lisa and John Bevere, and their idol Kris Vallotton (who happens to be with Bethel Redding).

Christine Caine continues to demonstrate that she is indeed a false teacher.

God’s Gang” is a horrible goatpen pretending to be a Christian Church.

Several years ago, during the time of the “Toronto Blessing,” I read John Arnott’s book,
The Father’s Blessing.”  I saw lots of false teachings in that book, and of course I knew the “revival” in Toronto (later carried to Brownsville, FL) was man-made nonsense.  I found
this review of Arnott’s book in my files, so I thought it would be good to share.

The ultimate oxymoron: ‘Christian Psychic.’”  Well, I think there is a worse oxymoron — “Christian pornography” — but that doesn’t alter the fact that Christianity and psychics don’t mix!

Doug Evans has an excellent article describing the occult roots of the New Apostolic Reformation.  William Branham is an unfamiliar name to most, but he is an important person to know about due to the grave philosophy he started.

I've heard of Ed Stetzer before, but NOW I know he’s someone to avoid listening to.  This man totally forgets there was a Reformation for a reason.

NO!  Paul’s teachings DID NOT conflict with those of Jesus’!

The Exclusiveness of Remnantism.  Starts on page 16.

Very important article about IHOP.  This cult is spiritually dangerous!!

Should women be pastors?  Absolutely NOT. The heretical organization called Sojourners tries to teach otherwise and is exposed by Elizabeth Prata.

The satire at Babylon Bee is just too on target!!!


Anonymous said...

Love the meme.

Of course women shouldn't be pastors. That is clear from the pastoral epistles. I'd be more impressed, though, to see someone address the problematic issue of 20-something-year-old "elders" in the church. I know you made a brief comment about that in one of your previous posts. But it's not often discussed by many.

Thought for sure you'd post this Babylon Bee:


Glenn E. Chatfield said...


I'm working on Part 2 of my qualifications for elders, and will address the youth issue.

As for the Babylon Bee, I have to choose which one I like best to end my post with. Too many are too funny -- and pointed!

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

Great! The first part - solid.