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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Although I’ve been quite busy with life, I’ve been trying to keep up with my daily reading so as to keep up with all the good and the bad teachings within the Church.  This time I’m posting links to a few edifying articles and then the rest are links to items pointing out the need for discernment.

The Gospel of Mark and the deity of Christ.

Who is the fool who denies God?

The Greek word kephale and marriage.

Since Hank Hanegraff, the so-called “Bible Answer Man,” has announced that he is now a member of the Eastern Orthodox Church, it is important to understand that the demonstrates a 100% lack of discernment.  The Orthodox Church is, like the Roman Church, a cultic organization with a lot of unbiblical doctrine.  I wrote an article about them back in July 2010, which I recommend you review.  Answers in Genesis has also posted a review of E.O. teachings to help you understand their unbiblical nature.  (The deceitful nature of Hanegraff’s Christian Research Institute — which USED TO BE a good apologetics organization — is demonstrated by the fact that an article condemning the E.O. as unbiblical was removed from their site sometime yesterday; I had the link and was beginning to read it but had to go to a funeral—this morning the link is gone.)

Damning doctrines of the Orthodox Church.

Should we apologize to the Eastern Orthodox Community?

God has a name.

More on Freemasonry.

Watch out for broken wolves.

More proof of the apostate and heretical condition of the Catholic church.

The 100th anniversary of demonic visions at Fatima is celebrated by Rome.  Just another example of why Roman Catholicism is NOT true Christianity.

25 reasons why Peter wasn’t the first pope.

Some good information about the Seventh-day Adventist cult and their teaching about the Sabbath and “soul sleep.”

A lot of mighty weird things going on with the Southern Baptist Convention; the apostasy just keeps building.

Steve Bricker has an excellent analysis of a couple of “worship” songs.  Now if we could only get our “worship leaders” to do this!l

When you redefine what a missionary is, false teaching results. That’s what Adventures in Missions has done.


Martha said...

Regarding the Southern Baptists' picture of the week - It seems as if that maturity in Christ message is about due for these grown men posing in their duds and looking 'cool.'

While the Gospel of Jesus Christ is being shared on an individual basis, and God, the Holy Spirit, is still moving and working in the lives of born again individuals in pointing souls to Jesus, grown men have to pose in 'groupy fashion,' calling attention to themselves in hoping to be relevant in building their own kingdoms here on earth.

I wonder if "Ichabod" is written on their doors.


Anonymous said...

Sorry, but the TGC article was amusing in light of this other article of theirs:


It appears they are speaking out of both sides of their mouth on this topic...


Glenn E. Chatfield said...


HAH! TGC taking both sides with something?! I'm shocked, shocked I tell you. :oD

I just want to know why they were so soft on heretic Voskamp.

Anonymous said...

A little sarcasm there, Glenn? LOL!

Unfortunately, TGC weren't the only ones that capitulated to Voskamp. Challies did too.

An often heard prayer from my lips: that God would make these prominent leaders keep and maintain a Biblical backbone against false teaching!!!!


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Challies too!?!?
What is with these people!?!?!?!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

Yes, sadly, when Challies attempted to critique one of Voskamp's books, she contacted him, and they met. Afterwards, he retracted his criticism of her. That was several years ago. If you look at Elizabeth Prata's website, and search for "Voskamp", you will find the information.

Thus it would seem the enemy's favorite tactic: get the leaders or those who are prominent/well-known to compromise.

Then perhaps, the enemy's second favorite tactic: get those leaders to silence the rest of the flock, when ordinary nobody saints try to exercise sound discernment! (We've been on the receiving end of this tactic, a lot!!!)


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

I was thinking you meant something recent with this same book.

Now that you noted that, I remember that issue and think I posted links back then. Challies was wrong.

Anonymous said...

No, sorry I didn't mean to be unclear. I'm glad my follow up clarified what I was referring to.



Sharon Lareau said...

Glenn, thank you for sharing the link to my kephale article.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


You are quite welcome. Good articles like that need to be circulated as widely as possible! It was just too good not to!

Alec said...

Hi Glenn,

Joe Carter's post on Broken Wolves seems to be right in line with other confusing things the (sic) Gospel Coalition puts out. Whether or not TGC has an agenda to silence those who are the victims of abuse in the church, the fact that they have continually defended abusers like CJ Mahaney should cause us all to be wary.

Here's one perspective on Joe Carter's post: http://thewartburgwatch.com/2017/04/24/9-things-you-should-know-about-joe-carters-beware-of-broken-wolves-diatribe/


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Hi Alec,

Thanks for that link. I think TWW author read more into the article than was there. Also, his calling it a "diatribe" demonstrates a bias to begin with.

I didn't see where the "Broken Wolves" article had anything to do with just women, rather it was about both sexes who use their personal experiences to promote their own theology and pull people into following them (e.g. Beth Moore). And it isn't TGC who "invented" the word "complementarian," nor is there anything at all wrong with the word as TWW implies.

I've read many articles from both TWW and TGC over the years and find both have had things I disagree with, so I don't hold either one of them up to being 100% on the mark all the time. In this case, I think TWW is the one making a mountain out of a molehill.