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, November 24, 2017

Good, Bad, and Ugly

The Good:
An excellent compilation of the basic beliefs of Mormonism.

Why Atheism?  The main reason is accountability.

You’ve seen me post a lot about people of the New Apostolic Reformation, but if you have no idea what the NAR is, here is an article for you.


The Church did NOT replace Israel.  Period.

Fred DeRuvo tells a bit about his time in the Charismatic Movement, and then he does an excellent examination of this movement, including the NAR, demonstrating that the whole idea of “signs and wonders” is from man and not from God.  I recommend perusing Fred’s blog as he continues his series.

The Bad:
Carl Lentz has decided that those who criticize him must “know a different Jesus,” and from his teachings I’d say he is correct — those who criticize him are the ones who know the TRUE Jesus!

A book I’d say was well-worth AVOIDING.

Hank Hanegraaff has been in the apologetics news because he recently became a member of the Orthodox Church.  However, previous to that I’ve had many problems with the theology of this “Bible Answer Man,” including his soft stance on Romanism, and his abuse of Walter Martin’s ministry.  This article exposes a lot more about this man, proving he is someone we should not hold in any esteem, but rather we should avoid all his teachings.

Another example of why Matt Chandler is unqualified to be a pastor due to his lack of discernment.  And here’s a good summation of why he is so problematic.

An excellent examination of why Lou Giglio should be considered a false teacher and a dangerous wolf.

From where did the Seventh-day Adventists get their “healthy eating” ideas?

Shawn Bolz PROVES he is a false teacher/prophet, and this poor woman is going to really disappointed when her debts are still needing paid.

Andy Stanley—sigh!

Beth Moore!

The Ugly:
Any discerning person who knows anything about Rodney Howard-Browne would know that this sign might ward of would be killers of the body, but the teachings of Howard-Browne kill the soul.

A woman “pastor” who is really bizarre.  I don’t understand why anyone would ever listen to this sort of tripe.

More information about Bethel and Bill Johnson.  This place is really bad news.

Todd White:  While wearing a symbol of the pagan religion Rastafarianism (his dreadlocks), he spends a lot of time bragging about himself.  He is a true narcissist, preaching a false gospel.  Oh, and you’d be surprised just how much he’s been fleecing his flock for!  Todd also teaches the heresy that Jesus descended into hell and spent three days being punished there (video evidence is on the Facebook site, “Bethel Church and Christianity” where Bill Johnson also teaches that heresy.)

The humorous 
Oh how I wish this could happen.

2 comments:

Jesse said...

This article may prove to be beneficial for the folks who are confused about the female pastor debate:

https://rationalchristiandiscernment.blogspot.com/2017/04/does-bible-permit-women-pastors.html?m=1

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

That's good.

Aside from posting links to other excellent articles on the subject, I have written my own in-depth article demonstrating that the Bible states women are not to be in leadership roles in the church:
https://watchmansbagpipes.blogspot.com/2015/05/women-to-be-silent-in-church.html