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

Monday, September 19, 2016

False Prophets

The false prophet is a man who has no “strait gate” or “narrow way” in his gospel.  He has nothing which is offensive to the natural man; he pleases all.  He is in “sheep’s clothing,” so attractive, so pleasant, so nice to look at.  He has such a nice and comfortable and comforting message.  He pleases everybody and everybody speaks well of him.  He is never persecuted for his preaching, he is never criticized severely.  He is praised by the Liberals and Modernists, he is praised by the Evangelicals, he is praised by everybody.  He is all things to all men in that sense; there is no “strait gate” about him, there is no “narrow way” in his message, there is none of “the offence of the cross.”

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “Studies in the Sermon on the Mount,” volume 2, p.244

1 comment:

Doug Evans said...

Sounds like Dr. Lloyd-Jones is describing several someones we know. It's a veritable word portrait of our mega-preachers drawn over 50 years ago