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, April 30, 2020

Feelings Come and Go

Feelings come and feelings go
And feelings are deceiving;
My warrant is the Word of God, 
Naught else is worth believing.

Martin Luther

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Emotion Without Knowledge

All the Puritans regarded religious feeling and pious emotion without knowledge as worse than useless.  Only when the truth was being felt was emotion in any way desirable.  When men felt and obeyed the truth they knew, it was the work of the Spirit of God, but when they were swayed by feeling without knowledge, it was a sure sign that the devil was at work, for feeling divorced from knowledge and urgings to action in darkness of mind were both as ruinous to the soul as was knowledge without obedience.  So the teaching of truth was the pastor's first task, as the learning of it was the layman's.

J.I. Packer, Knowing God, p. 70

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Hillsong Article

Back in 2008, while at the Personal Freedom Outreach apologetics conference, I mentioned to Kurt Goedelman that I had written up a report about Beth Moore's "Believing God" DVD series, exposing the false teachings. He asked if I would send them a copy to look at. He then contacted me and asked if they could use my information for an article, with me sharing the by-line. The article was published in the January-March 2009 issue.

Back in October 2019, right after I had rotator cuff repair surgery, I received an email from Kurt seeking anything I had written which might be worth while for another journal issue. Back and forth emails had me come up empty-handed. He then asked me if I would be interested in writing an article on Hillsong Church, to which I agreed.

Well, not having use of my left arm for a couple weeks, and needing pain killers beyond that, it was November before I started researching. I ended up with about 1000 pages of articles gleaned from the Internet.

Many doctor appointments through the end of February (before more March and April appointments were cancelled) as well as car repairs slowed down my writing process, but I finally finished the article and sent it off to Kurt a week ago. He is planning for publishing it in the fall issue of their Journal.

I highly recommend the PFO Journal for general apologetics studies. I have every issue, having ordered all the back issues in about 2001 after subscribing. You can get every issue from before 2020 on as pdf files on either CD or thumb drive. Here is subscription information as well as information for acquiring the pdf versions.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Women Teachers to Avoid

Someone shared a Facebook post with me from “Biblical and Reformed.” The very interesting thing about the post is that it is just five photos showing the most popular false teaching women whose works are invading the Church due to lack of discernment.  

So, look below and note the face and names of these false teachers, some of whom are more dangerous than others.  Sadly, they left out a BIGGIE, Beth Moore.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Children, Honor Your Parents

Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12.

Children, obey your parents as you would the Lord, because this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with a promise, “so that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life in the land.” Ephesians 6:1-3

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Real Spiritual Warfare

The focal point of Satan's attack is in the mental realm.  That's why I can't emphasize enough that effective spiritual warfare is waged in the world of ideas and philosophies, in order to correct the deceptions….

Thus, true spiritual warfare is a matter of overcoming deception, accusation and temptation on a personal level, and in the wider sphere. The world is deceived. There are certain strongholds of thinking that must be torn down!

Bill Randles, Making War in the Heavenlies, p. 101, 103

Friday, April 10, 2020


The Good - For Education and/or Edification
Why Sexual Morality May be Far More Important than You Ever Thought.  God was right  to have one man/one woman marriage for sex. But we knew that, didn’t we?


Did Hobby Lobby remain open because of a word from God? I don’t believe so.

More Wolves and False Teachings
Is Freemasonry Compatible with Christianity?  NO!  Masonry is a cult of wolves.

The paganism and heresy of the Roman Catholic Church never ceases to amaze me.
Then again, the Pope of enviro-nazism DID surprise me — one of the stupidest things I’ve heard him say in a long time.

Kenneth Copeland is a spawn of Satan. By the way, Christians never did the tithe, so if your church teaches tithing, they are WRONG.  But guess what, you no longer have to worry about the corona virus because Copeland cast a spell on it! Proving once again is a false prophet — it is well past March 29th.

Review of a Tony Evans book.

Joel Osteen Tests Negative for Christianity. The article is satire, but 100% true.

This 50 minute video gives all the proof you need to know that John Hagee is a false teacher who is unqualified for the pastorate due to sexual immorality.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Phony Spiritual Warfare

While Christians are waging phony war against Jezebel, lust and other "strongmen," the humanism, psychology, selfism and so on are going unchallenged, and are even being promoted in our churches!  When Paul waged war in Athens, his spiritual warfare consisted of the ideas of men being confronted by the Gospel of God! 

Bill Randles, Making War in the Heavenlies, p. 26

Thursday, April 2, 2020

What About Mysticism?

Mysticism is the exaltation of subjective experience over objective truth....  How many times have you heard the plea for us to get rid of our "silly doctrine," and come together in unity?... [Doctrine] is the body of objective truth, the teaching of God's Word.  Doctrine is the only basis for evaluating spiritual experience.  This is why Satan wants to move us away from it.  Without doctrine, all you have to judge by are your own fickle feelings.

Bill Randles, Making War in the Heavenlies, p. 15