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

Friday, September 8, 2017

Good, Bad, and Ugly

The Good:
Captivated Through Philosophy and Empty Deceit.  Excellent review of popular false teachings from popular false teachers.

Chuck Missler, as well as many others, claim that there are secret messages in the Bible which can be found by discovering “codes.”  Here’s a good article examining Missler’s nonsensical “discovery.”

Steven Furtick’s church now has a water-slide baptismal — it must be true, because I saw it on the Internet.

The Bad:
New Calvinism is worse than the old Calvinism! Tim Keller is representative of their apostasy.

Michael Brown continues to prove he is a false teacher.  Scripture says NOTHING about any time one shouldn’t be exposing false teachers.

Beth Moore is again exposed as a teacher to really, really avoid.

Leonard Sweet — another one of those “only love matters” false teachers.

Roman Catholic superstition never ceases to surprise me. And they claim this stuff is “Christian”!!

The Ugly:
I guess Clayton Jennings thinks tooting your own horn while doing good works makes up for his abuse of women. Moody Radio interviewed this horrible example of a believer, but to their credit, they apologized when they were told what a predator he is.

Bethel Church’s Bill Johnson’s SOZO “ministry” is very, very dangerous.

Bethel Redding and SOZO.  Long video, but very informative about such horrendous false teachings.

Bethel, Hillsong, and associated false teachers are going to “bring Heaven to Earth.”  Just  look at the names of the participants to know who to avoid.


Anonymous said...

Moody's apology over interviewing Jennings - that was encouraging to read!!!

No tithing in the church - also an encouraging post as a reminder of sound truth! We have NEVER tithed. Not once, ever, because - and the praise goes to the Lord for this - that was one of the first, most crystal clear truths we understood... that in Christ, we are living in a New and Better Covenant. :) In Christ, we are free... free to give, free to serve, free to love. Everything done with joy and thankfulness for what Christ has done for us!


Anonymous said...


Tithing IS a requirement of N.T. Theology, open up your Bible to 1 Corinthians 16:1-2...And yes, we are still obligated to perform animal sacrifices!!

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


You are DEAD WRONG. Tithing was ONLY for Israel and no one else. Please find in the N.T. where Christians are to tithe.

1 Cor 16:1-2 says nothing about tithing, rather it only speaks about offerings of no specific amount. Try reading 2 Cor. 9:7 -- THAT is the requirement for offerings.

And no, we are not to perform animal sacrifices -- where in the world did you come up with that one? Jesus was the last sacrifice.

Anonymous said...

You get some curious anon comments sometimes, Glenn.


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Yeah, and I wonder sometimes if they are serious or just yanking chains.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


I post such comments at this "anonymous" one so as to correct the thinking, which is most likely shared by many others. (tithing, that is -- since I don't know anyone who would suggest sacrificing is still required).

Martha said...

Thank-you for those Scriptures Glen. Many Baptist churches still teach that tithing is required in the New Testament. And for those who believe that tithing was required under the Old Covenant, they masterfully label "Tithes and Offerings" in their bulletins to cover both belief systems, so they can extract as much mammon as possible to foolishly spend on elevating themselves. The last Christian comedian contracted with this church made a whopping fifteen grand for his so called Christian comedy act.

Guess using the LORD'S name in vain sustains quite a lavish lifestyle in the visible Christian industrial complex. And when one of uppity women from that church asked me why I didn't attend their "Christian (?)" event, I stated that Jesus never charged a dime for sharing the Gospel, because His Gospel is free. She shut up, amazingly.