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 12, 2017

Random Things Needing Discernment

Do discoveries of new planets validate E.G. White’s “visions”?  NO!

Kari Jobe, one of the worst “worship artists,” spreads aberrant and heretical theology.

Here’s another periodic reminder of the dangers of Adventures in Missions and The World Racelots of connections to the New Apostolic Reformation.

For those who refuse to accept that Jesse Duplantis is a horrid false teacher, you need to review this article.

Abused Scripture — 2 Corinthians 8:9.

Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t believe in the resurrection as taught in Scripture.

What is an apostle?  This article dispels the myth of the modern NAR apostle — and any other claim to be apostles.

A  dangerous cult you should know about is the World Mission Society Church of God.

The Episcopal Church has an idolatrous love affair with God-condemned sexual perversion.  The denomination is totally apostate — and has been for decades.

Has God forbidden us from criticizing church leaders?  Absolutely not.

Wanted:  A Sunday School Teacher from Hell.  Sought by the totally apostate United Church of Christ.  Of course this “church” worships a different God and Christ than those of the Bible!

The King James Version Bible and Easter.

A resource for addressing Freemasonry in your assembly.

The pastor of the assembly we left a couple years ago is showing less and less discernment; this past week he praised Chris Tomlin’s song, Good, Good FatherThis article demonstrates the deep problems with this song.

People, use discernment with everything you hear and read, and if your church leaders are not using discernment, bring things to their attention.  You never know that you might be the one to make them think!


Alec said...

Great image and quote at the top of the post!

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

I "stole" it from a Facebook post! Too good not to spread around.

Anonymous said...

Thankfully we've never been in a truly cultic church (as described in that article), but item #4 on their list, "Members are not allowed to ask questions of the leadership", is a common occurrence we've seen in evangelical churches. It tends to play out in a more subtle fashion in the evangelical world than one would perhaps experience in a cult. But that attitude is still present. Glad you posted the GTY blog about questioning leadership. No Christian leader is above question, nor above accountability. Paul called those who questioned and examined him "more noble".

Kari Jobe - I know I've commented on her before. Years ago we heard a recording of one of her songs played during a service, and in the song she used either the word "gotta" or "gonna". Not knowing anything about her, I said to my husband that her poor lyrics were likely an indication of a shallow (at best) theology.

Finally, I second Alec's comment - LOVE the picture and quote at the top of the post! But mercy, if you ever said to a believer who was defending a false teacher, "you're an idolater, and you need to repent", I can only imagine the backlash!!! Probably would at least include some "judge not!"'s and "you're a Pharisee!"'s.