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, June 29, 2016

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies

The Southern Baptist Convention is indeed involved in supporting Islam’s building of mosques in the USA.  This is nothing less than blasphemy.

More on SBC President Steve Gaines’ theological ideology.

Is the SBC now becoming Word of Faith with Steve Gaines in the lead?

Paula White is telling more lies about God.

The PCUSA again proves it is totally apostate!

This is a cult, plain and simple.  This is also common behavior among cults.  Unfortunately, the media presents such places as Christian.  See this collection of links about this cult, including some history behind it.

Rick Warren apparently hasn’t been in the media enough recently, so now he has to hold a “Purpose Driven” conference.  Since the whole “Purpose Driven” ideology is anti-Biblical, and designed to make church staff nothing but corporate CEOs and administrators. all he will accomplish is to lead more people astray for a price!  (Of course, as usual with false teachers, the claim is that GOD will be doing things as well as that God is telling them what to do.)

Interesting article about discernment ministries.  I think I fall into both categories, but I also think “John” is wrong in a lot of his assessments, and “Michelle” has excellent counterpoints.

Another CCM song critiqued — “Exhale.”  I really like these critiques!

More examination of the NAR’s cultic Bible.

More aberrant and heretical teachings from Brian McLaren.

The “She Rises” conference — a bastion of false teaching where Beth Moore and her ilk were speakers, and Hillsong was the worshiptainment.  WOW!  Just WOW!  These people have no clue about the real Faith.


scott said...

RE: The Word of Life trials. The below link reveals new information. It is interesting that both parents took plea deals. And there has been little in the news about the "pastor."


Anonymous said...

RW is back... sigh. Of course he needs to repackage his PD lies again apparently.

SBC - what a mess. I wish I could say I am shocked, but I'm not. After all, aren't they the ones that gave RW a rather large platform on which to spout his false teaching?


Anonymous said...

"Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." So says Matthew 7:14.

A skeptic on YouTube is led to ask a question which follows from that: Would you worship somebody who is going to burn your child to death?

What is the best comeback to that question?

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


It's a set-up. Tell them to give you the context, a real-life example.

Anonymous said...

I just saw a web page from PBS Nova which includes this:

"Quantum fields are really a mind-bending way of thinking. Everything— and I mean everything— is just a consequence of many infinitely-large fields vibrating. The entire universe is made of fields playing a vast, subatomic symphony. Physicsts are trying to understand the melody."

To what degree is that claim compatible with scripture?

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


It's just an assertion based on a materialist philosophy. Many naturalists/materialist believe there is no such thing as freedom of will, that everything is a result of random actions, and there is nothing we can do to change the direction of what time has for us. What this boils down to is that no one is responsible for anything they do!

IT's all bullocks and balderdash.

Anonymous said...

I was listening online to a Bible critic say that the Gospels lack consistency. I quote his words:

"The character and statements of Jesus in the four Gospels is notoriously inconsisent to where John's Jesus is kind of a no-nonsense, 'Yep, I'm here, I'm the son of God' take-no-prisoners, and Luke's Jesus is this Zen, unflappable Jesus... Matthews's is most definitely Jewish, Johns's is most definitely anti-Jewish."

How does one show that what may look on the surface like inconsistency really is not what it seems? Maybe each writer wanted to bring out a different aspect of the ministry of Jesus?

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Anonymous 7/4, 5:48 AM

There are many ways to demonstrate the solidly consistent stories in the Gospel. Some one can look at and see that, as you note, the authors are usually writing different aspects.

You might find a Gospel Harmony helpful (I have four different ones), and there are many good scholarly books and articles to help explain. Even commentaries help.

You will find all sorts of critics on line, but mostly they just regurgitate each others' talking points, all of which have been responded to ad nauseum.

If you have specific examples you need help with, it would be better if you email me.