Friday, June 29, 2018
Good, Bad, and Ugly
I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these episodes, and it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. It’s been very busy time, including a fun time playing for a high school production of “Brigadoon” three hours north on the 22nd and 23rd (and a rehearsal on the 9th). And it’s not going to let up anytime soon, since this is now parade season. So, there is a lot to read about on this post.
Some good apologetic information about the “chain of custody” in regards to the Gospels. I highly recommend J. Warner Wallace’s book, Cold Case Christianity.
Put down that devotional and pick up the actual Bible. While this article is directed at women, there are plenty of men who need to hear the same thing.
This one is NOT up for debate, but I was quite amused with this exposure of Calvinist contradictions.
One of my readers pointed me to this non-Calvinist site. I haven’t had a chance to do a lot of reading there yet, but I do like their statement of faith. I do have some reservations about Mr. Flowers, in that he has been known to make some weird statements during discussions, as reported by Pulpit & Pen (a strict Calvinist group), such as saying that one can be saved without faith, even though that contradicts the statement of faith. The same with a statement defining the Gospel, which doesn’t agree with the statement of faith of the site.
What is a “faith healer”? A fraud, a liar, a con-man/woman.
Forget religion. Forget the Bible. Forget teaching creationism. On its own terms, the romanticized, politicized, (increasingly even theologized!) microbe-to-man evolution story presented as undeniable fact in the schoolroom is simply bad science. Why should anyone insist that students be taught bad science? Read the full article.
"Gay Christianity"? Responding to Those who Reject the Sinfulness of Homosexuality
How much more proof does one need to admit that Jennifer LeClaire is a horridly false teacher?
The Jesus of Islam is NOT the Christian Jesus.
A good, concise history of how the “catholic” (universal) church became the Roman Catholic Church.
Robert Gagnon’s response to false teacher Thabiti Anyabwile is excellent! Pulpit & Pen also speaks out against Anyabwile.
The Bad and/or Ugly
The Passion Translation of the Bible has previously been addressed on this blog in other “Random” posts. This “translation” is no different than any other cult translation int that the “translators” fixed the Bible to fit their theology/ideology. Here is much more information about this dangerous publication.
David Jeremiah has turned closer and closer to the “dark side.” Endorsing Jesus Calling shows a HUGE lack of discernment. He continues to support false teaching, making him totally untrustworthy.
An excellent examination of Andy Stanley’s teaching in his “Aftermath” sermon series.
One thing certain, THIS is not a Christian assembly, rather this is a goat pen.
False teachers and the NAR, and Todd Bentley: THIS is more proof as to why they are to be avoided.
Joel Houston, “worship” pastor and co-pastor of Hillsong New York City, is an evolutionist. Coming from Hillsong, the bastion of false teaching, so it doesn’t surprise me. Answers in Genesis has more information.
THIS is why you don’t listen to or read teachings from William Paul Young. Of course the Mormon also teach reconciliation after death.
Coming soon to Saddleback, Willow Creek, Lakewood and other seeker-sensitive/market-driven churches.
I’m pretty sure this was happening at out previous assembly.