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

Friday, June 3, 2016

Things Which Lead Cults to Grow

The history of the past demonstrates clearly that there are certain times when the cults become an exceptional danger.  This is always the case in times of crisis and of trouble, times of war or the threat of war.  There is no difficulty in understanding why this is so from the mere standpoint of psychology.  Whenever men are hard pressed or in trouble, they always want to find relief, help, comfort and guidance.  That provides the opportunity for the wiles of the devil in the form of cults.  This happens also, of course, in times of bereavement, sorrow, or ill-health, or in the event of some mishap in life, or some business anxiety or worry, or anything that makes life difficult for men and women.  Under such conditions the cults tend to flourish and to thrive.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “The Christian Warfare: An Exposition of Ephesians 6:10-13,” pg.123

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