Friday, November 27, 2020

NAR heretic Francis Chan now claims to be Jesus and that he can do greater things than Jesus

 NAR heretic Francis Chan now claims to be Jesus and that he can do greater things than Jesus (13:25 mark where he says it).

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Costi Hinn Isn't That Sound

 "We have a stellar lineup of shows already in the queue with our team, and guests like Nancy Guthrie, Randy Alcorn, Lee Strobel, Carl Trueman, Kristyn Getty, and more." These are problematic people. Hinn is not sound even though he broke away from his uncle. He just has his own empire now." - Costin Hinn on his new empire plans.

The problem is that these people aren't sound. So you can leave a heretical uncle but that doesn't make you sound.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Perfect Peace In Christ Jesus

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee" (Isa. 26:3).
"What is signified by a mind "stayed on" the Lord? At least three things:
First, to make the Lord the Portion of my soul. All around us are those vainly seeking contentment in things: such as money, and what it can buy, social prestige, fame, pleasures, etc.—all of which are broken cisterns which hold no water. Only the One who made us can satisfy the heart; only as our affection is set upon "things above" do we drink of the Fountain of living waters. Just in proportion as "Delight thyself also in the LORD" (Psa. 37:4) will "perfect peace" be mine now.
Second, to receive from God's hand whatsoever enters my life. I need to cultivate the habit of looking beyond all secondary causes, all intermediary agents and human instruments, recognising that "of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are ALL things" (Rom. 11:36). "Cease ye from man" (Isa. 2:22); conclude no more it is Satan who is seeking to disturb your rest; but say, "The cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it!" (John 18:11). Just in proportion as we are enabled to say from the heart "It is the LORD: let Him do what seemeth Him good" (1 Sam. 3:18) will "perfect peace" be ours in this world of sin and turmoil.
Third, to leave the future entirely with God. And why not? Are not my "times" in His hand (Psa. 31:15)? Has He not graciously cared for me and faithfully supplied my every need hitherto? Then why be fearful of what lies ahead? Has He not promised never to leave nor forsake me! Just in proportion as I live a day at a time, and "Take therefore no anxious thought for the morrow" (Matt. 6:34) will "perfect peace" be mine even now.
But each of these three things is dependent upon the exercise of FAITH; as the text says "because he trusteth in Thee." O to know more of this experimentally."
~ Arthur Pink, "Perfect Peace"

Friday, August 21, 2020

There's No Such Thing As "Mental 'Illness' "


“No biochemical, neurological, or genetic markers have been found for Attention Deficit Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia, anxiety, compulsive alcohol and drug abuse, overeating, gambling or any other so-called mental illness, disease, or disorder.” — Bruce Levine, Ph.D., psychologist and author of Commonsense Rebellion
“Unlike  medical diagnoses that convey a probable cause, appropriate treatment and likely prognosis, the disorders listed in DSM-IV [and ICD-10] are terms arrived at through peer consensus.”— Tana Dineen Ph.D., psychologist
“It’s not science. It’s politics and economics. That’s what psychiatry is: politics and economics. Behavior control, it is not science, it is not medicine.”— Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus
“No claim for a gene for a psychiatric condition has stood the test of time, in spite of popular misinformation.” — Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, Harvard Medical School psychiatrist
“In reality, psychiatric diagnosing is a kind of spiritual profiling that can destroy lives and frequently does.” — Peter Breggin, Psychiatrist
“…modern psychiatry has yet to convincingly prove the genetic/biologic cause of any single mental illness…Patients [have] been diagnosed with ‘chemical imbalances’ despite the fact that no test exists to support such a claim, and…there is no real conception of what a correct chemical balance would look like.” — Dr. David Kaiser, Psychiatrist

Monday, August 10, 2020

Why Tim Challies Can’t Be Trusted


 In short, Challies lacks discernment and fidelity to Christ and His Word and therefore in his compromise, leads others astray. 

The most glaring example is when he apologized for rightly criticizing Ann Voskamp after she contacted him to get together for dinner and discuss things. He contended after that contact that she was a fellow Christian. But she’s not. She’s a pagan (panentheism, Romanistic, mystic, spiritual sex, extra-biblical revelations/visions, which Challies admitted to in his original critique of her “One Thousand Gifts” book, prior to her contacting him when he suddenly backpedaled).

How bad is Voskamp's spiritual erotica? It begins:

“God makes love with grace upon grace, every moment a making of His love for us. Couldn’t I make love to God, making every moment love for Him? To know Him the way Adam knew Eve. Spirit skin to spirit skin?”

“I fly to Paris and discover how to make love to God.”

*There’s a whole lot more than these particularly in the chapter about flying to Paris (starting around p. 201), but you get the point.  Eros is NOT agape, let's be clear about that. But this is what John Piper does with his "Christian hedonism" as well, after all "hedonism" comes from "hedone" and "HEDONE was the spirit (daimona) of pleasure, enjoyment and delight. As a daughter of Eros (Love) she was associated more specifically with sensual pleasure. Her opposite number were the Algea (Pains). The Romans named her Voluptas." Moreover, Piper is obsessed with "pleasure" and "delight" and feelings, even invoking "ecstasy": "Never forget, the point of the kitchen is the banquet. The aim of hermeneutics: happiness. The goal of exegesis: ecstasy."

For a non-apologetic critique:

Additionally Challies is a hypocrite when it comes to discernment and discernment bloggers, giving grace (“we should think the best”, ie have no opinion, wait and see re: CJ Mahaney and Sovereign Grace Ministries sexual abuse charges --Mahaney’s church went to court about sexual abuse under his leadership, spiritual abuse, highly charismaticism) to false teachers like Rick Warren or Ann Voskamp, yet he assigns motives to discernment bloggers (“they often operate by fear and are marked neither by truth nor love”).


*Voskamp’s panenthism and spiritual sex examples:

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Saturday, May 02, 2020

The Government vs The Lord's Church

So far the government wants to close the churches, and if they reopen, no singing, use of pew Bibles or hymnals, no communion, and you must register each church attendee with the government.

The government cannot define what a church is nor it's purpose or function. When it does, it's overstepping it's jurisdiction decreed by God (to punish the evil and praise the good , that is, judicial justice). The government doesn't work in honor of Christ nor to promote Him or His children. Rather, it is wicked and hostile against them. We are never bound to submit to that which tells us to disobey God, whether its the government or a church; political leaders or church leaders; even a spouse or other family member. We obey God rather than man.

As I stated here on The Quarantine and the Lord's church, "The government thinks it can determine what is essential and non-essential. It has determined corporate worship as a church is a non-essential. But God has said it is essential. We must obey God rather than man (Acts 5:29)."

Some churches are more state run churches now, that is, they obey the government when it defines it and it's practices. It's a revival of Romanism of sorts.