Cults come in many “shapes, sizes and flavors.” When they claim to be Christian, invariably they are very, very controlling, legalistic, and cause great harm to their followers. Last week I was directed to this article from The Hollywood Reporter because of the experience actress Glenn Close testified about. The account begins about half-way through the article, and is worth reviewing.
People who claim to be Christians, while at the same time teaching that God approves of homosexual behavior, are infiltrating the true Church to a very damaging effect. Now these false teachers are having a conference in November for those of likemindedness, as well as for teaching such lies. Look at the names and remember that these men are instruments of Satan rather than fellow Christians.
Chuck Swindoll has been going farther and farther away from sound doctrine, and this has been quite disappointing. My first disappointment in him was his avid support for — and promotion of — Promise Keepers. Over the years he has become more and more involved with mysticism and this becomes quite apparent his new book, “So You Want to Ne Like Christ?” Lighthouse Trails Research Ministry addresses this book and more.
Four years ago I wrote an article about some problems with the teachings of the “Local Church” and Living Stream Ministries. This past week I was directed to a post examining serious problems with their handling of the original Greek language of the New Testament. It’s lengthy and deep, but it you have dealings with the group, then this article might be helpful.
Heretics who are staunch promoters of the social gospel and the liberal reinterpretation of the Bible are the ones who tend to get media attention. Jim Wallis, of Sojourners, is one of these wolves who is actually a counselor to President Obama. (Of course there are others of his ilk, such as the Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, both claiming to be “pastors.”) These men are a blight on the name of Christian, and blaspheme God every time they claim the name.
The modern “evangelical” theme seems to be “relevance.” Everywhere you look, there are Christian leaders who say we need to be “relevant” to the culture in order to bring people to the Lord. (I wonder why Paul never had that problem?) Of course “relevance” tends to be “contemporary” “worship music” and other “market-driven” entertainment and programs. The whole idea of “relevance” has become a curse to the Church.
The fact that the Roman Catholic Church believes in the lie of evolution is nothing new, but it has become BIG news recently because the Pope himself has said evolution and creation are compatible beliefs. Even worse, as this article reports, a Vatican official said that biblical creationism is “nearly tantamount to blasphemy.” Of course the REAL blasphemy is ascribing evolution to God, and claiming that Genesis is all myth or allegory.
The recent RCC “Synod on the Family” has also received a lot of attention because of the apparent leaning of Rome towards approving homosexuality. The problem here is that too many of the RCC’s clergy are already friendly to homosexuality, and yet no one is bringing discipline against them. The excuses given for Catholics to participate in a “gay pride” parade don’t hold water. Participating in such activities does nothing but give tacit approval to them.
Not only is the RCC a corrupt, heretical, and apostate organization claiming to be Christian, they have now really become the “religion of ME.”
Meanwhile, Rome continues to seek unification with the rest of Christianity, and many wolves in the REAL Christian church also seek unification with Rome. The Cripplegate tells how we can know when it is okay to “join hands with Rome.”
Continue to stand steady and strong in the faith, and be on watch for wolves and their poison.