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

Saturday, June 27, 2015


The problem is, as Paul said, that there will arise from within the church many who would lead sheep astray.  Every day on television and over the radio false teaching of every sort, proclaiming to be Christian and biblical, may be heard.  Elders of truly Bible-believing churches must become aware of the false teaching that is being propagated at any given time, and must instruct their members as to its unbiblical nature.  They should be aware of any members of the congregation who have become so enamored of such error that they have begun to spread it among other members of the flock.  They should preach and teach the truth so clearly that error stands out in stark contrast to it.  Often, they must name names of false teachers as the apostle Paul frequently did in his letters.  Otherwise, the sheep may not know whose teachings they should avoid.  Elders may not be neutral about such matters; they must use the crook to snatch one sheep by the leg in order to keep him from falling over a precipice; another from following "a wolf in sheep's clothing."  They must keep him out of caves where the devil's snakes and scorpions lie in wait, or clear the cave before allowing him to enter it.  When these dangerous creatures have secretly crawled into their midst, they must use their staff to chase them away. . . .

A true shepherd is always intolerant to the nth degree of the wolf or anything else that may harm his flock.

Jay E. Adams,  The Use of the Rod & the Staff: A Neglected Aspect of Shepherding, p.19-20


Anonymous said...

My own local conservative baptist church has now been hijacked by heretical leadership that is purposefully heading the congregation into every false doctrine and false teaching this web site has been posting the past several years.

This church even had a meeting involving it's financial problems and INCLUDED up on the graphics, was the Top 10 things distressing this church as "Spiritual Warfare"?

I coral-ed a deacon after the meeting and asked him "Is this church demonized"?
"Do you think this property is filled with demons"? His answer: "no".
I then asked him why the other deacon had people on the property at 7A.M. ~circling~ the inside and outside of the building using their power words to "speak against satan and his demons" doing a heretical praywalking journey around the building!

His answer: "well I did not realize that"...er = wow. He cared less. Hurried away.

Anonymous said...

I cannot begin to express the difference in today's "deacons" and those men of old who SERIOUSLY watched over every aspect of the church/congregation they were charged with guiding/watching over, in the Truth found in God's Holy Word.

These days we have elders who do not know what false authors and false doctrines in those books are being shelved in the churches Library and for sale in the Book Store next to it. Right within the Church they have claimed they would guide and direct.

We now have a quasi-charismatic-wordfaith-spiritualwarfare-falsedoctrine McMESS!

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

I think your experience is becoming all too common. We recently left the church we have attended for 13 years because the Pastor refused to address false teachings from the "worship pastor" in his songs.

These people have been play-acting at church for too long.