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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Random Things Needing Discernment

This is an example of the corrupting influence false teachers have on our young people.  Another report explains how this is polluting the Church at large.

Are we heading for a one-world religion of Roman Catholicism—Islam

The Southern Baptist Convention is more and more proving to be a liberal agenda movement, a group in apostasy.

Beware of the Word of Faith heresy.

Watch out for the “desert fathers” and the modern mystics — their teaching is not biblical.

The World Race and Adventures in Missions is a cultic, false-teaching organization which I’ve never seen reported on by any site, ministry, etc, except for this one.  Because of that, I will periodically continue to highlight some of their articles so that there is at least one more site raising the red flags!

John Crowder is someone I’ve not reported on much, but he really, really needs to be avoided.  This guy is definitely off the wall.

Be careful and discerning when hearing tales about missionaries’ stories of people raising from the dead, etc.  I’ve never seen any evidence support such tales.

Beware of contending for miracles — it is nothing more than hopelessness.

The Episcopal Church/Anglican Church community gets more apostate daily.

They call themselves a Christian assembly and yet have a lesbian couple as co-pastors leading them.  Solid blasphemy against the name of Christ.

A good article about discernment with the false teaching about “Spiritual Formation.”

A great cartoon about Joel Osteen!


Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

I scanned Michelle Lesley's list of unsound female teachers. I rejoice and praise the Lord that I am not familiar with a single name on that list except for Shauna Niequist!!! And I only somewhat recognize her name because of the connection to Willow Creek.

My husband and I wrote a huge rebuttal of Willow Creek "theology" and gave it to a former pastor of ours who was promoting Hybels. We were subsequently asked to leave that assembly, which we did. It wasn't worth the battle, as that pastor was entrenched in that wrong teaching.


Doug Evans said...

For your Item #3

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 841:
The Church's relationship with the Muslims. "The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the last day."

TO me this says that the authors of Paragraph 841 never read the Koran, or never read the bible. My opinion is that they never read either and like most catholic theologians of the time simply read opinion by folks like Justin Martyr. But this nonsense has gathered steam as it rolled down the centuries and is now considered by the RCC to be on par with the word of God:

According to Fr. Robert J Levis of ETWN - "This judgement found its way into the Catechsim of the Catholic Church, so it is definitive Catholic teaching... Any truth defined by the Church which appears in the Catechism is infallible since it is defined"

Is this definitive, documented proof that the RCC has climbed in bed with Satan? I'm going to guess yes.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


Tsk, Tsk, Tsk. How dare you point out problematic teaching!!! GOOD FOR YOU!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

Oh my husband and I have a "reputation" in our area, I am sure. We have addressed false teachings and/or foolishness in the assemblies many times over. Needless to say, we have not been well received. We've learned throughout the years that those with discernment are usually not popular.


Wayne said...

It seems that today's apostate churches either fall into one of two categories: apostate mainline Protestant or heretical Charasmatic/Pentacostal. Finding a good church today is like looking for a needle in a haystack or a gold nugget in a picked over mine.

Have you ever read John MacArthur's "Charismania"? Worth reading or not in your opinion?


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Hi Wayne,

I haven't read that one, but I read his old book "Charismatic Chaos." I think everything by MacArthur is worth reading if you can "tiptoe through the TULIPs"