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, May 23, 2018

Good, Bad, and Ugly

I’ve been quit busy and otherwise occupied over the past couple of weeks, and it doesn’t seem to be looking any better any time too soon.  I’ve been busy with several gigs and have many coming up, and the yard work is WAY behind (the weeds are taking over the gardens).  On top of that we spent three days last week traveling to and from the National Museum of the United States Air Force (a 9+ hr drive).  And that doesn't include the almost 800 photos I've been editing and sorting!  Oh, I’ve been responding to several research requests when I’m at my desk!  

So I’m not yet ready to write any topical articles, but I have been collecting links the past couple weeks.  And I’m still trying to give away some books!  So let’s take a look at some interesting items of edification as well as alerts for false teachers.

The Good:
An exegesis of John 1:1 proving the Jehovah’s Witness translation to be erroneous.  A wee bit more on the subject.

Great analogy about claims of visiting heaven.

Some excellent questions to ask Seventh-day Adventists so as to reach them with the truth.

Thabiti Anyabwile has preached a lot of social gospel nonsense, but The Gospel Coalition seems to think he’s a wonderful teacher.  I like Seth Dunn’s response to “Anyabwile’s” apology to Beth Moore.

No, Jesus was NOT married to Mary Magdalene.

What is grace?  Many Christians don’t understand it, but cults have no clue.

An apparent contradiction explained: the cattle of Exodus 9 and 11.

The Bad and/or Ugly
Another response to Beth Moore’s whining, narcissistic “A Letter to My Brothers."

An example of all that is wrong with Bethel Redding.

Steven Furtick just keeps getting worse. This is flippant blasphemy.

More proof that the Episcopal church is totally apostate. Another good article about this incident, demonstrating even more apostasy at that assembly.  Take a look at this video promoting the event.

Six reasons to stop listening to Joyce Meyer.  Actually, you only need one reason — she is a rank heretic.

Rachel Held Evans just can’t go far enough to demonstrate her hatred for God and Christianity.

I keep saying to stay away from Tim Keller and his teachings.

Andy Stanley continues to prove he is not fit to be a pastor.

Here is another unbelieving wolf from the apostate PCUSA denomination. Mark and avoid him.

The humorous
Believe it or not, this is actually pretty much the way many KJV Onlyers think!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good meme.

Keller - completely unsurprising. Unfortunately so many support(ed) and promot(ed) him, including those with a lot of influence.

The Bible is clear we are to show no partiality; we must test ANY and EVERY man's teaching against the word, always. Even the famous. Even the well-published. Even those with large, globally known ministries.

On a positive note to finish - LOVE the Midwest Outreach Article... "But the Apostle Paul told the Galatians (and us) that believers “fall from grace” when they put themselves back under the law – the law that has never saved and cannot save anyone! " Exactly. And the final paragraph. Perfectly put.