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

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Yes, It's Another Agglomeration!

Fasten your seatbelts--here are links to some excellent stuff to help you learn to discern.

Excellent Research Paper on Christian cults!  Good link to save for reference.

Justin Peters vs. Michael Brown: On Benny Hinn and Repentance

Who Was Cain’s Wife?

A good article about the religion of “Alcoholics Anonymous.”

RINO: Resurrection in Name Only. Examining false teachings about the Resurrection.

Learn more about Bill Gothard. I had the original book but passed it on when I got the updated volume. This other video is over 1 hr long but it covers more of Gothard’s bad teachings.

Sad state of affairs when a large percentage of supposed Christians support fake marriage.

The adoption of LGBTQ+ ideologies in churches is an affront to God.

No she was NOT raised from the dead and these false prophets are satan’s minions.

Greg Locke, false teacher to avoid and warn others to avoid.

“Prophets” and the solar eclipse.

Charismania is full of heresy and nonsense you need to be aware of to avoid.

The Pope hopes no one is in Hell?!? Proving once again that he does not understand the real Christian faith.

Another reason to not be taught by John Piper!

The Troubling Legacy of Tim Keller.  I have noted many times on this blog how much false teaching Keller has spewed. And yet I find solid teachers using his material and praising him.

Kathryn Krick is developing a cult following. I really wish this guy exposing her didn’t have this tight ball cap on backwards —I find it distracting that he’s trying to be cool. Teachers should not behave that way.

Jenny Weaver: This is the first I’ve heard of this false teacher—beware!  Here is another excellent examination of Weaver’s teachings.

CRU, aka Campus Crusade for Christ, has been LEFT for a long time but now they’ve crossed the Rubicon.

Is Joyce Meyer a False Teacher? Yes, 100%!

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Learn the Antidote

The antidote to indoctrination is to tell the truth, expose people to the lies that would deceive them, show them how to refute this lies, and prepare them with the thinking skills necessary to continue resisting falsehoods.

Understanding the Times: A Survey of Competing Worldviews, by Jeff Myers & David A. Noebel, pg. 9

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Explains What Happened to the Methodist Church

The Methodist Federation for Social Action was first organized by Dr. Henry Ward. Its objective was to transform the Methodist Church and Christianity into an instrument for the achievement of socialism.

Benjamin Gitlow, co-founder of the Communist Party USA and one of the founders of the National Council of Churches

Cited in the 2015 Documentary, AGENDA 2: Masters of Deceit. 

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive

“Forgive our sins as we forgive,”
You taught us, Lord, to pray;
But You alone can grant us grace
To live the words we say.

How can Your pardon reach and bless
The unforgiving heart
That broods on wrongs and will not let
Old bitterness depart?

In blazing light Your cross reveals
The truth we dimly knew:
How trifling others’ debts to us;
How great our debt to You!

Lord, cleanse the depths within our souls
And bid resentment cease;
Then, by Your mercy reconciled,
Our lives will spread Your peace.

Rosamond E. Herklots

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Why Discernment is Important

The communists discovered that the destruction of religion could proceed much faster through infiltration of the church. It was determined that with only small forces available it would be necessary to concentrate communist agents in seminaries and divinity schools. These institutions would make it possible for a small communist minority to influence the ideology of future clergymen. The idea was to divert the emphasis from the spiritual to the material.

Manning Johnson, 1953. Former leader of the Communist Party USA.

Cited in the 2015 Documentary, AGENDA 2: Masters of Deceit. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Examining a Gothard Book, Part 3

This post is part one of examining Chapter 3: To Inspire Mighty Men! of Bill Gothard’s book, 7 Basic Needs of a Wife

For some reason Gothard wants to make women a greater sex than men and he gets totally ridiculous with his “proofs.”

The Need for Mighty Men of Valor

Mighty men of valor do not  “just happen.” They need to be inspired by someone who can picture achievement for them. This is the challenge for a Godly wife, because it is for the protection of his wife and children that a man will go out to a battle and if need by, lay down his life.


So if a man is not married, he has no one to inspire him to achievement?!?

Moses learned to be a mighty man of valor from the example of his mother and sister. As a result, he turned his back on the treasures of Egypt and freed the nation from slavery. His mother courageously but creatively placed him in the Nile River, and because Pharaoh’s daughter drew him out of the river (which Egypt worship), he was late acclaimed to be a god and also in line to be the next Pharaoh.

pg.17 sidebar.

Assuming Moses learned of his mother’s and sister’s actions, is this really what led him to become a “man of valor”? After he killed a man for beating a Jew, was he a “man of valor” when he fled from Pharaoh? Was fleeing from Pharaoh “turn[ing] his back on the treasures of Egypt? Nothing of the sort is even intimated in Scripture. Wasn’t it God who led Moses to be a “mighty man of valor”? Nor was Moses “acclaimed to be god,” rather God said he’d made Mose to be LIKE God, not a god. And where in Scripture does it say Moses was in line to be the next Pharaoh?

Most men are disabled by fear of failure. The need a courageous wife to give them a vision of what God could do in and through them… (2nd Chronicles 16:9)


Two things here: (1) Men are disabled by fear of failure?!?!?! What men has he talked to??? Do men really NEED a wife to give them such a vision? What about men who never marry—are they to live their lives “disabled by fear of failure?!? (2) What does the Bible passage have to do with this teaching?

When a wife inspires her husband to delight in the commands of Christ and teach them to their children, they will have mighty sons and daughters as promised in Psalm 112:1-2: “Blessed is the man that ferrets the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth.”


What if their sons and daughters decide to not heed their parents’ teachings? After all, no matter how one raises their children in the Lord, the children still have free will choices as to how they will live their lives. The Psalm is a general statement—not a promise.

The Greatness of Women

God gave a definition of greatness: “Whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.” (Mark 10:44) Based on this definition, women are the greatest class of people in the world. Every person has spent the first nine months of his or her life in the womb. Therefore, women have served every single person in the world.


Every person in the world has been served by a mother, beginning in the womb. This qualifies women to be the greatest group in the world.

pg.18 sidebar.

I had to laugh at this one. First, the text is saying those want to be first among men must first be a servant/slave. This is not a definition of “greatness.” Bearing a child is not serving the child; it’s just a natural process. And as servants, neither father nor mother are servants of their children. Giving birth does not classify women as “great.”

A second criterion for greatness is being last: “So the last shall be first, and the first last” (Matthew 20:16).  In God’s creation, the woman was the last to be formed.


Let’s look at how John MacArthur explains this passage to show just how much abuse Gothard   does to it: In other words, everyone finishes in a dead heat. No matter how long each of the workers worked, they each received a full day’s wage. Similarly, the thief on the cross will enjoy the full blessings of heaven alongside those who have labored their whole lives for Christ. Such is the grace of God.

It has nothing to do with any “criterion” for “greatness.”

The Power of Women

Not only are women greater than men, but they also have more power than men, because there are two types of power. The first is power of position. The president of a company or nation would have this power, which is delegated authority. A second type of power is the power of influence. This power is exercised by those who are close to and trusted by those in authority . They are able to give opinion, counsel, and ideas that can change the mind of the leader. [What about a third type of power—strength?]

Eve used her power of influence to change the mind of Adam and the course of history. Esther also used her power of influence to change the mind of King Ahasuerus and changed the course of history. Most women have no idea how much power they have to influence men—for good or evil.


So only women have the power of influence? Gothard apparently hasn’t studied history, let alone culture in general. Men have just as much “power of influence” as do women. 

 Stay tuned for part two of examining this chapter.