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, 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


Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

Platt - didn't he write a book, creating some form of two-tier Christianity? Ie, the supposed regular Christians vs the "super Christians"? I can't think of the name of it. His trajectory was off then. Sad to see he's just gone more off course. (Looking it up now... Radical, that's it.)

BM - was she ever *on* the rails? :)


Glenn E. Chatfield said...


From what I've read I think Beth Moore started out much better; still has fluff and off here and there but not the way she is now. Popularity and victimhood has made her in to a narcissist who refuses correction.

Wayne said...

David Platt's McLean Bible Church was once a mighty fortress of conservative Evangelicalism while Ron Solomon was at the helm. After he retired several years ago and Platt was named his successor, then things went downhill. Platt has abused his power and has minion elders who are "yes men" and get continually reelected, despite church constitutional laws. This guy is a real piece of work! His church had over 12,000 members, but nearly 5,000 have left after the introduction of his CRT teachings. The budget was slashed, but not for senior leadership salaries. It's been said that "absolute power corrupts absolutely"!

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

Wayne is right. Solomon was a solid preacher and McLean Bible used to be an excellent church. Once Platt took the helm, it's been all downhill...

Thanks, Wayne, for sharing that information!


Wayne said...

Hi Glenn/Carolyn,

I recently started to look at the "Save McLean Bible Church" pages on Facebook. Pretty sad how such a mighty church of God is fast going downhill. Lon Solomon might not have retired willingly, but was given full pension in exchange for signing a NDA. Also, Capstone Report has an excellent recent article about six David Platt lies. Something is definitely rotten when full transparency does not occur with leadership and attendees at a church business meeting are threatened with being arrested for trespassing, simply because they speak the truth and want answers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wayne & Glenn,

Thank you Wayne, for the information. How awful! Just awful! People who wanted to know the truth of what was going on were threatened with arrest for trespassing?! Inexcusable. Platt clearly doesn't know the God he claims to serve. These kind of corrupt church shenanigans are always dealt with by God, as He holds those to teach (whether a true believer or a false prophet) to the highest level of accountability and He jealously guards His Name and His Church!