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, October 20, 2017

The Bad and the Ugly

Yesterday I posted the “good,” so today you get the “bad” and the “ugly” in the Christian culture.  

The Bad:
Francis Chan continues his spiral towards apostasy by teaming with false teachers and the cult of IHOP.

The delusion so many Christians are under.  What a waste of time and effort!

Willow Creek just goes from bad to worse—now they have a woman lead pastor!  When did this become acceptable?

David Barton — not to be trusted in any of his teachings.

Some names to know for avoiding, because they are showing their contemplative beliefs.

Max Lucado continues going off the deep end.

The Ugly:
Ah, the heresy and apostasy of the PCUSA.

Brian McLaren’s “new Christianity” is dangerous paganism.

Perry Noble remains as unrepentant as ever, and as unbiblical as ever.  Mark and avoid him like the plague.

Harry Potter as sacred texts — I guess it’s no real surprise.

Todd White claims to be sinless.  And he claims Jesus went to Hell, which is typical Word of Faith heresy.

Al Sharpton — there is nothing “reverend” or even Christian about him.  In addition to his fruit
exposed in this article, Sharpton is also an ardent racist and a zealous socialist.

More blasphemy from Jim Bakker.  And yet his followers are still loyal to him.

Yes, Bill Johnson and Bethel Redding teach a different, FALSE, gospel.

The demonic “Mary” of the Roman Catholic Church.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have encountered Willow Creek affiliated churches both in the UK and now in Germany. The good Willow Creek may have been doing early on in waking up churches to evangelism has long since been eclipsed by its slide into compromise and imo outright worldliness. It's leadership conferences could apply to secular corporate culture, where of course there is nothing wrong with having a woman CEO. And aren't these huge churches now little other than big religious businesses?

You tend to get one or two influential people in a church who are obsessed with Willow Creek, and believe that if only we copy the techniques developed there, we can have the same success in building a big church. You can't discuss it with them, misgivings you may have are ignored.

I used to regularly look at the best seller's list at Willow, and then surf with adventurous discernment for reviews of such books. They were dominated by mysticism and psychobabble, and some more than questionable authors. A lot of this deception was propagated by the women mininisters at Willow, though not all of it.

My take on this: bibles instead of Hybels !!