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, July 1, 2020

Personal Bible Notes - Thessalonians and Timothy


(Refer to my 9/25/18 post about the margin notes in my Bible, and why I decided to share them on this blog.)

1 Thessalonians:

2:13: Paul’s message is from the Lord.
5:9: Regarding salvation vs damnation — not regarding rapture.

2 Thessalonians

1:8-9:  Hell is real.
2:9-10:  False signs & wonders—people don’t accept truth.
3:9:  Teachers have a right to getting support.
3:14-15: Church discipline.

1 Timothy:
1:3-4: Teach no other doctrine.

2:4-6: Only one mediator.
2:8: Men lead in prayer
2:12-14: No women teachers, not church leaders.

3:8: “hypocritical” — “double-tongued”
3:9:  Sound in doctrine.

4:1-3: Later times and false teachers.
4:4-5: All food is good.
4:6: Point out error!
4:16: Watch life & doctrine.

5:17-18: Paid elders.
5:20:  Publicly rebuke leaders.

6:3-5: False teachers do it especially for money.

2 Timothy:

2:17:  Paul names names!
2:23: Reject foolish arguments.
4:1-4: Teach sound doctrine even though people want fluff
4:14: Paul names his opponent.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Work vs. Family


No matter how much a man may be concerned with his work in the world, he cannot normally care about it as much as he cares for his family. This is because we have, in the life of the family, a bigger stake than most of us can ever have in our employment. We can change business associates…we can leave a poor job…but we cannot change sons. If we lose the struggle in our occupational interests, we can try again, but if we lose with our children our loss is terribly and frighteningly final.

Elton Trueblood. Quoted by Alexander Strauch, The New Testament Deacon, pg. 142

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Gospel Coalition Proves Its Apostasy

TGC now has an article by a homosexual Episcopalian “priest” which says that the rainbow flag of the narcissistic LGBT agenda has the same symbolism as the rainbow God showed Noah.  And of course he abuses Scripture to “prove” his point.  Read the article yourself and see just how wicked this is.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Agglomeration

This will be my last “Agglomeration” (or “Good, Bad and Ugly”) for at least quite a while, but maybe even forever.  I will instead maybe post whole articles from the places I now link to. I’m trying to cut down my time on the computer and have dropped many of the sites I have been following for a long time from which I’ve gotten a lot of my news.

That being said, I will still always be available for responding to questions or requests for help in regards to false teachers and teachings.

With that said, here we go with today’s installment!

The Good - For Education and/or Edification


Grounds for Divorce: Why I Now Believe There Are More Than Two. I’ve always said that adultery (any form including porn habits), abandonment, and abuse are valid reasons for divorce. The abuse can take many forms, as the article notes.


The Enneagram Part 2. Part 1 was linked to on May 12th.

This one is for education: the pagans are really bizarre.

HMMMM

Interesting quotation from the book True Stories of the Amish, as told to O.A. Garrett:
The Amish culture does not encourage physical affection amongst its members. This added to the distant feelings Dan had towards his father. Never did he see his parents kiss each other or anyone else, nor did any family member express verbally any feelings of love. The only emotions the Amish show in public are sadness and misery because the Amish believe that the more sadness and misery one has on earth, the more happiness one will have in heaven.(pg.13)

Chick-fil-A’s  CEO Dan Cathy has twisted Christianity to submit to the racist Black Lives Matter agenda as he says Christians should repent of sins we never committed and even shine the shoes of blacks to show our “shame” for racism. Here’s a wee bit more on the topic.  Chick-fil-A has been making donations to LEFTIST organizations and now this. I will never again eat at Chick-fil-A.  When you profess that your organization is Christian and stands for Christian values and yet donate to LEFTIST causes and succumb BLM racism against “whites” then you are “false advertising.”

More Wolves and False Teachings

Jen Hatmaker — she should be a hat maker instead of playing at being a Christian.

What is with Roman Catholics — aren’t they supposed to represent Christ!?!?

And the Pope wants Catholics to be supportive of Black Live Matter, which is a socialist, racist, anarchist movement. The papacy has always been filled with men who want to take over the world for socialism.  And bishops are funding radical groups!!!

Louie Giglio shows again why he is not qualified to be a pastor.

Some good information exposing false teacher Michael Brown.

Another perfect example as to why Carl Lentz is unqualified to be a pastor.

Joel Osteen marches with Black Lives Matter and Antifa thugs. Totally unqualified for any Christian leadership. He panders to the false narrative.

Oh the irony of an arrogant, narcissistic Beth Moore, a Scripture twisting false teacher. Just what was she thinking here?

Bethel continues to prove that they are not Christian as they pander to race-bating Black Lives Matter. Prayers in “tongues” are narcissistic prayers to self. The whole fake spirituality of charismania was on show.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

One Man, One Woman Only


By ending Adam’s alone-state by making one woman—not more than one woman, not another man, not children, and not a community of people—God is declaring the human ideal is that a single man bond with a single woman.

Dennis Prager, The Rational Bible: Genesis: God, Creation, and Destruction, pg.40

Monday, June 15, 2020

Marriage is a Prescription


As this verse [Genesis 2:18] is followed by the creation of woman, with whom Adam is to bone (i.e., marry—see verse 24), it is clear God wants men to marry. Marriage is a prescription, a moral and social value, more than it is a male instinct. The dramatic decrease in marriage rates at this time attests to this (with regard to women as well), as does the fact that more people in the West and other developed societies are living by themselves than at any time in recorded history. So, while more and more men and women choose not to marry, loneliness has become a major social pathology. In the words of the National Institutes of Health, “Loneliness is a painful universal phenomenon.”

Dennis Prager, The Rational Bible: Genesis: God, Creation, and Destruction, pg.39

Saturday, June 13, 2020

To Join Christian Science, Leave Your Brain at Home

When a person joins Mrs. Eddy’s church he must leave his thinker at home. Leave it permanently. To make sure that it will not go off some time or other when he is not watching, it will be safest for him to spike it. If he should forget himself and think just once, the By-law provides that he shall be fired out—instantly—forever—no return.

Mark Twain, Christian Science, pg.113

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Existence of God


God’s existence does not necessitate a bit “leap of faith.” There is an element of faith but, given the otherwise inexplicable existence of the world, of life, of intelligence, of order, and of design, belief in God the Creator, while not provable, is rational, even rationally compelling. However, given all the evil caused by human beings and all the suffering caused by nature, belief in God’s goodness may necessitate a leap of faith. That’s why God informs us, “I am compassionate.”

Dennis Prager, The Rational Bible, Exodus: God, Slavery, and Freedom, pg.329

Monday, June 1, 2020

Children, Honor Your Parents


Yet another reason why honoring parents and long enduring civilization are connected is strong families form a major bulwark against totalitarian regimes. A standard feature of totalitarian regimes is the shifting of children’s loyalty and obedience from their parents to the state. One of the first things totalitarian regimes seek to do is weaken parental authority and replace it with the party or state. In such countries, children are encouraged to inform on their parents if they make critical comments—or even tell jokes—about government leaders or about the dominant ideology (in the modern period, that would almost always refer to communism, Nazism, or radical Islamism). Consequently, parents would often fear to speak openly in front of their children.

Dennis Prager, The Rational Bible, Exodus: God, Slavery, and Freedom, pg.258