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

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies

For those in Alabama, watch out for the Church of the Highlands.

For those unfamiliar with, or trying to figure out, the Baha’i faith, Watchman Fellowship has a good profile on them.  It’s a cult of Islam.

Beth Moore.  Need I say more?

This is what happens when Christians leave common sense and accept media hype on a bogus issue.  How about we concentrate on spreading the Gospel instead of getting wrapped up in worrying about political talking points!

We are in luck — Rome is giving a course on exorcism.  Hmm, why is it the Apostles didn’t need a course?  Sort of like charismatic courses in speaking in tongues.  H/T Doug.

Notre Dame needs to be severely censured by the Catholic Church, and the leadership excommunicated. Celebrating child murder and sexual perversion is certainly against Catholic teachings. H/T to Doug again.

An up-and-coming false teacher to be aware of — Margaret Feinberg.

Some concerns about John Maxwell.

Azusa - One world religion.  In this regard the highlighted man is Lou Engle, who is not worthy as a Christian leader; he is a traitor to Christianity.  The more I read about Azusa this week, the worse it gets.

In addition to news about Azusa, this article has information about a “Being Church” conference.  The only “church” in that conference is the church of Satan.

The original Azusa meetings came out of “The Holiness Movement.”

Excellent article by Elizabeth Prata denouncing the whole “Jesus is my boyfriend” nonsense.

A good history of Mike Bickle, which proves IHOP is a cult — it started the same way as the LDS, SDA, Christian Science, and the Moonies.

Todd Bentley — again, need I say more?

C.S.Lewis was one of the first apologists I read, and I like his thinking on a lot of apologetic issues; he actually has good teaching on Christian living and worldview.  As I matured in the faith I discovered that Lewis was not for the immature believer; after all, he promoted psychology and evolution, and had some real theological issues.  I still cite things from him now and then because in isolation from his bad theology they can sometimes be excellent thought-provokers, as with the one sentence I posted on 23 April (one commenter even questioned me about Lewis).  I came across an excellent article which sums up Lewis’ theological problems, which is why you will never see me cite him for theology!  I do wish the article addressed his evolutionism and promotion of psychobabble.

The Babylon Bee has a good satire about the whole idea of so many claims to have been to heaven.

We’ll end with another good one from The Babylon Bee.


Doug Evans said...

Azusa turned out to be more terrifying than I originally thought. Have you heard anything of Greg Laurie's participation in it?

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Not yet -- does that mean he's there?

Doug Evans said...

Yeah, he's in that thing. He's even contacted Calvary Chapel pastors looking for their support.


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

WOW, I missed that one. Laurie has gone to the "dark side." Sad.