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

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Demonic Mutilation

I have seen many young people with all sorts of body piercings and tattoos and always wonder what possesses them to do such things to their bodies. Piercings and tattoos are painful to get!


I understand piercing the ear lobes for post earrings, but how many holes does one ear need? I’ve even read and heard of piercings in the most intimate of places and can’t understand the reasons behind them unless they are from some evil suggestions.


A small tattoo here or there is bad enough (especially with women) but when tattoos cover huge areas of the body, I have to wonder how much pain was endured and for what purpose?


Aside from piercings and tattoos, there are the huge rings some put in their ears which make the person look absurd!


When I saw the photo above my first thought was “demon possession.”  I can think of no other reason or cause. Then I wondered how much demonic influence is leading our young people to mutilate the bodies that God has given them. 


Leviticus 19:28 tells the Jews/Israelites to not do such things “for the dead,” which I always take to mean in honor of the dead in some fashion. So if one is not doing it “for the dead,” does that make it okay?  I would suggest the answer is, “no, it is not okay.”


Mutilation of one’s body, whether for the nonsensical and unscientific ideology of “trans” persons or for any other reason, has to be based on sinful desires to begin with. 


The human body is the home of our spirit, and for Christians it is also the temple of the Holy Spirit.  Desecrating God’s temple is sin. Which is why Satan would probably like it when people do as the person in the photo has done.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Muslims vs Christians in Politics


From The August 2021 Berean Call newsletter. Educate yourself.

Freedom for all Muslim?


FrontPageMag.com, 5/18/21, “Biden: ‘We Will Speak Out for Religious Freedom for All [Muslim] People’”]: In a world where religious persecution runs rampant, President Joe Biden has come out and forcefully condemned it. On May 16, he issued a brief video from the White House. Standing by the first lady, he said: “This administration will speak out for religious freedom for all people, including Uighurs in China and Rohingya in Burma. We also believe Palestinians and Israelis equally deserve to live in safety and security and enjoy equal measures of freedom, prosperity, and democracy.  My administration is going to continue to engage Palestinians and Israelis and other regional partners to work toward sustained calm.”


Biden always emphasizes the word “all”—as in “All people should be able to practice their faith with dignity”;....“this administration will speak out for religious freedom for all people.”


And yet, as the speech develops...it becomes clear who these “all” are: Muslims. Indeed, to anyone listening to the president who doesn’t know any better, it would seem that Muslims are being persecuted by non-Muslims—Israelis, Burmese, and Chinese—in an unprecedented manner.  Once again, and as usual, the opposite is closer to reality.


A study published in January 2021 found, for example, that 13 Christians are killed for their faith every day around the world; 12 are illegally arrested or imprisoned; 5 are abducted, and 12 churches or other Christian buildings are attacked daily. Overall, 340 million Christians “suffer very high or extreme levels” of persecution—meaning they are harassed, beaten, raped, imprisoned, and/or slaughtered on sight.


The study also relayed another interesting fact: of the 50 worst persecuting nations, 39 were Muslim—meaning that nearly 80 percent of the persecution that hundreds of millions of Christians around the world experience is being committee by Muslims.

Monday, September 6, 2021

What’s the Difference Between Soul and Spirit?


I often have to explain to people the difference between the soul and the spirit. The August 2021 issue of The Berean Call gave this excellent teaching on the subject.


Question: Could you please explain to me whether the soul and spirit are the same? If they are, why does the Word make a distinction between the two?


Response: First Thessalonians 5:23 clearly states, “I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless…. How might one differentiate between the soul and spirit? Hebrews: 4:12 tells us that the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the “dividing asunder of soul and spirit. There is a distinction between soul and spirit and it takes an extremely sharp (i.e., supernatural) instrument to discern it. Consequently, any attempt at human definition must fall short. The soul is said to include the mind, the will, and the emotions. Jesus, in His humanity, said that His soul was exceedingly sorrowful, even unto death…(Matthew 26:38, see also Job:10:1, Psalm:119:28, Zechariah: 11:8).


Some might point out that Jesus was also troubled in His spirit:When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you that one of you shall betray me(John:13:21). It is clear that the spirit addresses issues beyond the mind, the will, and the emotions.


When He was dying on the Cross, Jesus committed His “spirit” into His Father’s hands (Luke:23:46).  As for the human spirit, we know that at death it returns to the Lord who gave it (Ecclesiastes: 12:7; 2 Corinthians: 5:8: Philippians: 1:23). It was “souls” that stood before God.And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God(Revelation:20:4). Although Scripture gives us no exact definitions of soul and spirit, from the verses quoted and many others, we are assured that they are different parts of the makeup of humans.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Blog Ministry Winding Down


My life has become so complicated in recent months that I have found it difficult to get time to write articles which need much research, let alone posting the “Agglomeration” type articles. We seem to be away from home 3-4 days a week whether for only a couple hours or the whole day (which leads to a lot of eating out!!!).


What I want to do is have more time to focus on my “Anti-Mormon Blog,” since reaching Mormons with the truth was my introduction to apologetics back in 1974. I also want to keep my email ministry active where I receive many communications seeking information reference false teachers and cults as well as carrying on lengthy conversations with various cult members. I will also continue teaching classes about discernment in general and cults, etc, specifically (I have an upcoming class to teach about Mormons in adult Sunday school). So I am NOT stopping my ministry, just winding down the blog.


Since all my “Agglomeration” type posts are continual exposure of those false teachers and cults which are always in some sort of news for their latest antics, I am going to discontinue these — after all, you can end up beating a dead horse into the ground!


One person I would like to have time to really do a big report on is Timothy Keller; I’ve collected dozens of links to articles about his apostasy and false teachings but I’ve decided I just don’t have the time/desire any more. If anyone is interested in writing an article about him, I’ll be happy to send what I have and will even be happy to post the finished product on this blog!


Of course whenever I come across come good quotations I feel need to be shared, you will be seeing them. And as I have often done, if I come across a hymn which strikes me as something to share, that will also be posted.


I will still write smaller articles, or even bigger ones about topics I feel are important to share, but it won’t be often.


Lastly, for now anyway, I still have ten copies of the Personal Freedom Outreach Quarterly Journal which has the article I wrote about Hillsong. I can tell you that was a whole lot of work!  I’ll send them out to anyone requesting them until I run out.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Are You a Parade Ground Christian?


A lot of Christians I know are parade-ground soldiers in the army of Christ. They need and enjoy a lot of comfort and security in life.


But the battles for life are fought in the Devil's territory beyond the security of our foxholes. And those who would walk with Christ must share His concern for the lost and dying people who cannot help themselves.


When we are called to pass in review, what will our service record look like?


Paul B. Long, Citizen Soldiers of World War II, pg.23

Monday, August 30, 2021

Don’t Say You Will do Something, Just Do It!


Today’s “worshipers” seem content to sing, over and over, or example, “I will sing of your love forever,” or “I love to praise you, Lord,” or “We have come into your house to worship you,” or similar empty phrases. Why are they “empty?” The answer is obvious to anyone who stops to think for a moment.


To repeat the phrase, “I will sing of your love forever,” is not singing of His love at all. You are only saying you are going to sing of His love. If you are sincere, then stop promising to sing of His love and get to it! Sing of His love! Recite what He has done in love, how much He has loved you, and tell Him how much you love Him and why. This should be obvious.


The same is true of “I love to praise you, Lord,” or “We’ve come to worship you.” This is neither praise nor worship but merely saying that you love to praise Him or are going to worship Him. If so, then let’s praise and worship Him! Praise is not saying that you love to praise, nor is worship promising to worship. Let’s really do it!


The Berean Call, June 2021, “Questions & Answers.”

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Agglomeration

Well, ladies and gents, it time for another trip through interesting articles and some that will get you really shaking your heads. The first two articles linked to are to get you thinking while the rest are to continue warning my readers about the horrible false teaching wolves who prey of the naive and gullible. So let’s get started.


The End of Comfortable Christianity?


How Difficult was the Book of Revelation’s Journey into the Canon?


I can never understand how anyone can accept the nonsense spewed by Kenneth Copeland! The man is a pawn of Satan.


Steven Furtick — one of the most vicious wolves out there.  He even claims to be God.


This “professor of theology” is a 100% racist


Disgusting: this man is no pastor.


Beth Moore abuses Scripture to become part of the COVID cult.


Kris Vallotton is one vicious wolf.


Hillsong continues its dance with Papism.


Rick Warren gets worse as time goes by.


Todd White — how can anyone calling themselves a Christian take this guy seriously? He looks and acts like a tool of Satan.


Jesse Duplantis is an evil deceiver enriching himself off gullible people.


Bethel continues to have some of the most bizarre teachings. This “pastor” also says that God doesn’t know the future.


Here’s a false prophet I've noted once before— Kat Kerr. I will never understand why anyone would follow weirdos like this. Then there is NAR “prophet” George Karl who claims Jesus told him they are “always drunk in heaven.”


The state of the Church today. This is what happens when Hillsong, Bethel, Elevation Church, and their ilk not only breed their own false Christians but spread their evil into gullible assemblies who accept their horrendous music into their congregations. This cited 60% cannot be true believers in the atonement of Christ - the are false brethren.



Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The Devil’s Deceit in Eden


In Eden, the devil sold slavery to Adam and Eve, but called it independence; he sold them wisdom, but it turned out to be mental darkness; he put forth a beautiful vision of who they could become, but his offer was sweetly poisoned. He promised them fulfillment and gave them guilt. He appealed to their pride and gave them despair and an empty life. He promised like a god but paid them like the devil he was.


Erwin W. Lutzer, We Will Not Be Silenced, pg.144

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Once To Every Man and Nation


Once to every man and nation 

Comes the moment to decide, 

In the strife of truth with falsehood, 

For the good or evil side; 

Some great cause, some new decision, 

Offering each the bloom or blight, 

And the choice goes by forever 

Twixt that darkness and that light.


Though the cause of evil prosper, 

Yet 'tis truth alone is strong; 

Though her portion be the scaffold, 

And upon the throne be wrong: 

Yet that scaffold sways the future, 

And, behind the dim unknown, 

Standeth God within the shadow, 

Keeping watch above His own.


James Russell Lowell, 1845

Cited by Paul B. Long in Citizen Soldiers of World War II.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Exposing the Wolves

I’ve been quite busy with gigs, doctor appointments, work around the house, and then a few days vacation to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the day we married. So getting time to do much “research and development” for articles has been slim, and will be for a while.


However, I’ve decided to do a post mostly about people — the false teaching wolves who are preying on the sheep of the Church. First, though, I thought I’d give you the Top 10 Ways the Bible Opposes Illegal Immigration


When it comes to these wolves, some are kookier than others and some are more vicious than others. Just be alert!


Michael Gungor, an influential one-time “Christian” music artist needs to be avoided at all costs.


Max Lucado— Homosexual enabler, false teacher, joiner of social justice culture.


Matt Chandler crashing off the rails.


David Taylor, TV fraud.


David Herzog sings loves songs to Jesus as he lies about what “spiritual songs” are.


Hank Kunneman of One Voice Ministries has some wacky ideas about coronavirus vs. abortions.


With charismania we even have a “prophetess” who dies but is resurrected when enough money is put on her.


Tim Henderson has opening and closing heavenly portals.


Mark Taylor is one of those with odd ideas about “chemtrails.”


Jen Hatmaker — this woman has no clue about real Christianity — or real life.


Still think Hillsong isn’t a dangerous cult?


Lastly, don’t send your kids to an Episcopal summer camp. They aren’t Christian.



Monday, August 9, 2021

Sounds Like Hillsong, Bethel, Elevation, et al.


Profession of sound doctrine alone—that is, mere assent to propositional truth—is no substitute for a living faith. But apart from biblical doctrine, the activity of worship becomes bit nature less a service to a holy God and more an emotional experience employed as a tool to pacify a conscience troubled by corrupt behavior.


While advocates of “contemporary” worship certainly have no corner on sinful behavior, it has become increasingly less shocking to hear of immoral behavior by preachers who trade on feelings, have marginal interest in doctrine, and follow CCW forms of worship.


Craig S. Bulkeley, Hope for the Children of the Sun, pg. 39

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

What Will Be Your Legacy?


I have a friend whose children disowned him 20 years ago due misunderstandings and their children’s association with a family who gave them bad advice. It’s a sad situation, one for which he and his wife pray all the time. Yes, they continue to move on and continue in their ministries, but the lack of children and grandchildren is a heartbreak of which they are continually reminded.

This week he told me he had no “legacy” to leave his children because he has no children to leave a legacy to, and his grandchildren have never known him or his wife. I asked what he thought his legacy was and he told me things like family histories and photos, family souvenirs, including military uniforms and awards, hundreds of books, stamp and coin collections, jewelry, their house and financial holdings, and lots of other material things.


I then had to ask him, “What about the gospel? Did you give them the gospel? Do they know Jesus as their savior?” His answer was, “yes.”


So I pointed out that all the things he listed were just earthly things that would turn to dust.  Family history and photos and souvenirs, etc, can all be put into boxes with his children’s names on them so someone can pass it all on to them after his death — and even then they might just destroy it all. Give books to libraries and interested people. Sell the coin and stamp collections.  Everything else should be left to a worthy cause so the children will reap no benefits from their treatment of their parents.


Then I told him that I’ve seen the ministries he and his wife have been involved with, and all the people they have affected for the Lord.  “THAT is your legacy,” I said. “These people will all remember how the Lord worked in their lives through you and your wife, and you touched so many people for the Lord, both young and old, that you have a real legacy there. Don’t worry about leaving a ‘legacy’ for your children--except how you and your wife continued to love them as you served the Lord."


Do you worry about leaving a legacy when you die? The only important legacy is what you’ve done for the Lord.


Saturday, July 24, 2021

Odds and Ends

With this post I start with some good information and then develop into the theme of false teachers, including warnings about not following them. So let’s get started.


Is Progressive Christianity Christian?


Theistic evolution and the doctrine of death. Fairly long article but well worth reading to learn how theistic evolution can’t stand up to the facts of death in the Bible.


How about using apologetics in sermons?


The Fleeting Pleasures of Sin.


Biden and the Bishops: Communion and the Care of a Soul. I disagree with a lot of Roman Catholic Doctrines but in this case they are WRONG to not excommunicate politicians who violate Christian teachings.


Is the Bible based on “white supremacy” to deny evolution of people originating in a black race? Um, NO! Be sure you are prepared to respond to this nonsense.


The Death of the Episcopal Church is Near. Actually, as a Christian church it died decades ago as it became a fixture of LEFTIST theology. Good riddance.


The problems of the Boy Scouts are a good lesson for Christians—when you compromise with the world you begin your downfall.


Music can be a “gateway drug” to heresy.


Stay away from Perry Noble — he’s just another harmful false teacher.


Judah Smith, false teacher who is part of the Hillsong cult.


Bill Johnson and Bethel Redding — False teacher in Satan’s church.  Rediscover Bethel?


If you don’t understand what is wrong with the teachings of Bill Johnson and others at Bethel, this article should open your eyes!


This racist claims to be a pastor. Christianity and racism don’t mix. And then there is THIS racist “pastor.


David Platt is teaching Critical Race Theory in his Church. CRT is not compatible with Christian teachings.


Beth Moore has gone off the rails.


If your “church” does this, RUN! It is not a Christian church.


Lastly, something to think about:


Anyone who does not remain in Christ’s teaching but goes beyond it, does not have God. 2 John 9a.


For some men, who were designated for this judgment long ago, have come in by stealth; they are ungodly, turning the grace of our God into promiscuity and denying Jesus Christ, our only Master and Lord. Jude 4


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Is it Praise or Just “Feeling”


One might get quite caught up, for example, in singing about “Majesty” with hands raised, eyes closed and the body moving with the crowd and with a bit of a sway. There may be a feeling, a great sense of closeness to the “divine” and the “Infinite.’ But the individual so engaged may be far from praising the God who in His majesty decrees whatsoever comes to pass (Eph.1:4, 11) and demands that every thought and action become captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 10:5). 


Craig S. Bulkeley, Hope for the Children of the Sun, pg. 38

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Are Feelings Your Ultimate Authority?


As the CCW movement has turned to “feeling” as the ultimate measure of spiritual authenticity it has ceased to worship the external, independent, and objective God of the Scripture. He is not their authority. Those who claim to affirm God’s authority but make feelings their ultimate reference point for interpreting spiritual matters ultimately deny Him. This primacy of God is at the heart of the First Commandment.

Craig S. Bulkeley, Hope for the Children of the Sun, pg. 37

Monday, July 5, 2021

One Good, Lots of Bad

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the warnings of false teachings, here is an article that should help anyone dealing with pro-abortion arguments against the Bible. It gives good references to how the early church understood God’s view of abortion all the way to current church doctrines, as well as two solid biblical passages proving that what is in the womb (i.e., the fetus) is a fully human being.


On to the warnings:


The Chosen” should not be watched or promoted by Christians. The series does nothing to help the faith but does indeed bring harm to it. 


Justin Peters Exposes False Teachers and “Hearing from God.” Excellent demonstration of how horrid these false teachers are.


Hutterites — a little known cult.


Pitiful Pride.  Not only is their sexual behavior and ideology sinful, but also their pride in it is a sin!


Christine Caine is about as bad as they get.


Heidi Baker is still going strong, and still going to hell. She is a dangerous false teacher.


Democrats don’t care about Christian doctrine, let alone Roman Catholic doctrine. The RCC is weak and is just “discussing” whether to excommunicate President Biden and his lackeys, but their doctrine says they MUST! IF the RCC excommunicated Democrats who support abortion and all the perverse sexual ideology of the LGBTQxyz+ agenda, then there’d be few Democrats promoting it or fewer Democrats claiming to be Catholic. Either way it’s a win-win for the Church.


Research: Purpose Driven, Seeker Sensitive, Market Driven.


If your church is singing “worship” songs about “microaggressions” and “systemic racism,” you know you are worshipping man and not God. The guilty party here is Matt Chandler and his Village Church.


A very good summation of the false teachings of heretic Steven Furtick. And a wee bit more.


Christianity Today Astray is going full “woke.”


This current Pope proves over and over that the papacy does not speak for God. This one is very pro-“gay.”


Interesting find from Midwest Christian Outreach. Current news in England tells about someone growing up in Bill Gothard’s cult. Ya just don’t hear much about him any more.


How can anyone still support Andy Stanley as a pastor/teacher?!?


Bethel church “pastors, just keep teaching the things of demons.


Fun with Kenneth Copeland.