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, 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.