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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Lovingly Confront Cultists

A loving approach to cultists may be thought contradictory to 2 John 9-11: If anyone does not bring the teaching of Christ’s true deity and humanity, do not take him into your house or welcome him.  Since itinerate teachers were not given salaries, but hospitality, to put them up was to support them in their non-Christian cause.  The principle here is not to share or support their deceptive work (verse 11).  Christians ought not to give money or goods to cultists.  However, compassionately and patiently seeking to help them understand and receive the gospel in no way aids or abets their cause.

Gordon R. Lewis, Confronting the Cults, pg.12


Jesse said...

It appears to me that legalistic/separatist/KJV only folks have a major tendency to abuse this text in the process of condemning others and each other.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

As do all cultists