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

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Good, Bad, and UGLY


So much comes across my desk that it’s difficult to keep up with it!!


First, the good


A very interesting article about the names in Jesus’ genealogy.


Good, thought-provoking article about the current state of the church. This is from an email received from a ministry I have followed for years; I had been receiving this newsletter in the mail but I recently signed up for the email version.


Another thought-provoking article explaining how Christians are responsible for the state of our politics.


Godly rainbows and ungodly replicas. Thoughts about the culture in which we must live.


The Bad


Nation of Islam: a racist, anti-Semitic cult.


New Saddleback Church pastor, Andy Wood, is a false teacher.


A perfect example of why we quit supporting the Salvation Army years ago—and we used to be bell-ringers!


Joyce Meyer, heretic extraordinaire, now has a tattoo for God.  NO, she doesn’t “belong to Jesus,” and those who follow her are non-discerning sheep.


Is There Gnosticism In Your Church?


UGLY


Another example of the false teaching by Bethel’s Kris Vallotton.  But there’s more!  He also teaches the New Age idea of spirit animals. Vallotton is a perfect example of the problems with Bethel Redding “church.”


Then there’s the lying Bethel “pastor", Sean Feucht, teaching more unbiblical nonsense.

And don’t forget just how unbiblical and nonsensical is Hillsong.


Baptism of fire? NONSENSE!


Christian” ouija board?!?! Talk about an oxymoron! It’s satanic.


If you think you can ‘bind satan’, think again.


Kat Kerr is more bizarre as days go by!


More evidence proving that the United Church of Christ has nothing to do with Christ. This particular assembly brags about a congregation of “over 50% LGBTQ.


Beating a dead horse, maybe, but I can’t warn enough about The Chosen and how bad it is. And don’t forget they will give you a free trial of an “app” that lets you pray with cast members!


NOW, how about a humorous way to teach the Gospel to end this post!

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Our Culture's Moral Free Fall


Our culture is in a moral free fall, and many Christians have succumbed to “frog in the kettle” syndrome as our entertainment mediums have gone from a slow moral decline to a full-speed-ahead moral collapse.


Ron Helle, "Grassroots Devotional"

Friday, November 18, 2022

The Heresy of the Enneagram


The announced intention of this [Enneagram] psychological approach is to help Christians in personality development, Christian maturity, and spirituality. …


The teaching of the Enneagram is so far removed from the teaching of Scripture, that it becomes problematic to understand why Evangelical publishing houses would even print these New Age books, unless they are just publishing what sells and not what follows Scripture and moves the Christian and moves the Christian to be spiritually mature. Every major Christian doctrine regarding God, Jesus, salvation, and sanctification, et al, is denied, distorted, or assaulted by this Occult religious teaching that attempts to robe itself in Christian dress.

H.Wayne House, “Forward” to Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret, by Don & Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Do NOT Let Your Ears Be Tickled


We should consider what is said—not with what eloquence it is said. Nor should we look at how it tickles the ears. Instead, we should look at the benefits that it confers on its hearers.


Arnobius (ca.305), 6:340. Cited in A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs, edited by David W. Bercot, pg.550

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Many LEFTIST Churches Deny This Fact


The Christian man confines himself to the female sex.


Tertullian (ca.197), 3:51. Cited in A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs, edited by David W. Bercot, pg 347

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Agglomeration Time!!

I just can’t keep up with all the horrid false teachers/teachings which come across my email and discernment news items. Paul’s second letter to Timothy sounds just like today’s “church” culture: For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. (2 Tim.4:3, NIV)

Of course I also come across some good stuff to share, and that is how I’m starting this post.


A good, short, exegetical study of 1 Timothy 2:12.


Cult information — Jehovah’s Witnesses false teachings.


Is the baptism of the Holy Spirit in the Christian life?


Yes, Christians can celebrate Halloween “trick-or-treating” without getting involved in the occult.


More about The Chosen and Mormonism.  More about the series is something viewers need to be aware of. Then there is the Mormon influence and control of The Chosen. Which is probably why there is so much heresy and blasphemy in the series. Yet Christians continue to praise it and finance it by watching it. There is also another heretical influence—the actor playing “Jesus” consults with the dead!  Seems like there are plenty of warnings about this horrible series.  How about one more!


Is there really a New Apostolic Reformation? Yes.


Watch for NAR adherent Lance Wallnau.


Bible-Believing Liberals. Excellent article, which really points out problems primarily with Rick Warren and Willow Creek, but also noting others such as the UMC, George Barna, C. Peter Wagner, John Shelby Spong, Joel Osteen, Bill Hybels, et al.


The Democrat Jesus.


Then there is Kris Vallotton:


Did you know that God has a dream? And other false teachings by false pastors.


Almost daily I learn about another false teacher/“pastor” and wonder what sort of people hire them and follow them—they certainly cannot be true Christians. In reality, they are of the same ilk who allow this satanic blasphemy in their assemblies.


More proof that T.D. Jakes is a blasphemous wolf.


Max Lucado has gone from bad to worse; he is a false teacher to avoid.


Matt Chandler and Tony Evans—apostatizing deeper and deeper.


Six reasons why you should avoid Beth Moore.  As if you need more than I’ve already given to you!


The Episcopal Church is a church of Satan.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

About Those Scripture-Twisters


Those who give themselves up to pleasures, twist Scripture in accordance with their lusts…. Such people, in consequence of falling away from the right path, err in most individual points. As you might expect, they do not have the faculty for judging what is true and false…. For if they had, they would have obeyed the Scriptures…. We also give a complete explanation of the Scriptures from the Scriptures themselves. From faith, we are persuaded by demonstration. However, when those who follow heresies venture to avail themselves of the prophetic Scriptures, [they do the following]: In the first place, they do not use all the Scriptures. Secondly, they do not quote them entirely. Finally, they do not quote them as the body and context of prophecy prescribes. Rather, selecting ambiguous expressions, they twist them to suit their own opinions, gathering a few expressions here and there. Instead of looking to the sense, they make use of the mere words.


Clement of Alexandria (ca.195), 2.551. Cited in A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs, edited by David W. Bercot, pg. 335

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Fruit of the Vine is Necessary for Communion


Those heresies employ bread and water in the oblation, not according to the canon of the church. For there are those [heretics] who celebrate the Eucharist with mere water.


Clement of Alexandria (ca.195), 2.322. Cited in A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs, edited by David W. Bercot, pg 254.


Water is what Mormons use, which proves they are an heretical cult.