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

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Random Aberrations, Apostasies, and Heresies

Well, I’m way behind on so many things around the house, not to mention my blog and other apologetics ministry duties.  I had the audacity to spend much of Thursday with doctors and tests.  Then we left home at “zero dark thirty” Friday morning to drive 70 miles to a 1-room school conference, which lasted all the way to 9PM.  From there we drove anther 25 minutes to the motel where conference attendees stayed because Saturday morning we boarded a school bus about 1.5 miles away to spend the morning touring a couple restored schools and some other historic sites before heading to a restaurant for a late lunch.  Finally arrived home about 1530 yesterday afternoon and spent the afternoon/evening unpacking, collecting notes and handouts in one place for addressing later and then just sitting down and relaxing.  

Why a 1-room school conference?  Because we have a hobby photographing them, and six years ago started a blog to post our photos (later split to two for separating Iowa from other states).  The blog led to the hobby taking on a life of its own, with a lot of people contacting us with information about the schools, newspaper interview, requests for presentations at various venues, and invitations to the annual convention in Iowa, during the last two of which I was requested to speak about out school house blog!

So this afternoon I’m going to be trying to catch up on all my emails (culling what can be quickly dispensed with and leaving important stuff until tomorrow) and reviewing all my news sites for important updates and information; the latter of which includes apologetics issues — and this post includes all I’ve collected this week and this afternoon.  And then I hope to download my camera!

So with that introduction to what’s been happening in my life, it’s time to be alerted to some more false teachings and more false teachers.

This is very unsettling — Seth Barnes of Adventures in Missions is being called “daddy” and he denigrates real fathers.  This is indeed cultic!  Then there’s AIM’s Project Searchlight, which indoctrinates its attenders with all sorts of false charismania teachings. 

Contrary to Andy Stanley’s ideology, there are very, very good reasons to preach from the Bible.

Jonathan Cahn is just a false teacher, he is also a false prophet.

Muslim dreams and visions.  Discernment is certainly needed.

The Church continues battle apostasy as more and more teachings invade assemblies where the shepherds are not doing their job protecting their flocks.  I have reported various false teachings weekly, but one can never keep up with the way false teachings multiply.  Here is an interesting term for what is happening with more and more Christian leaders: Cathangelicalism.

My July 6th edition of “RAAH” had a link to Apologia Church, which is a very “seeker-sensitive” group; now we have another report which shows problems with this sort of “church.”

Seems like the devil gets false teachers all sorts of ways to spread their garbage; Sid Roth has a new television network in the Middle East.

Don’t let liberal Christians tell you that capital punishment is not Christ-like.

Shawn Bolz continues to prove he is a false prophet.

An assembly of the apostate Episcopal Church denomination has a a crucified Christ as a woman.   Blasphemy!

A problem with the evangelical darling, Kirk Cameron — a total lack of discernment.

Beth Moore doesn’t like to be criticized.  Perhaps if she would quit teaching falsely, she wouldn’t be criticized!

Sad, sad is the list of high-profile “Christians” who endorse all the “Jesus Calling” nonsense.  They prove they cannot be trusted with the Word of God.

A “Holy Ghost Wiener Roast”!?!  Will market-driven ideology ever take a break?


Anonymous said...

Preach from the Bible - absolutely - A Stanley is wrong.

That said, discernment is lacking in far too many evangelicals.


Alec said...

Hi Glenn,

Your links to the posts by Gary Gilley (Muslim dreams and visions) and Diana Lesperance (Cathenglicalism - Scattered Sheep and Little Lambs: The Case for a Separate Evangelical Identity ) were especially informative. Thank you.

Lighthouse Trails did a good job in their article about false-Christian publisher Thomas Nelson's support for Sarah Young's divination. The love for "Jesus Calling" is quite a barometer of what's really going on in evangelical pews.