Friday, September 18, 2015

Matt Chandler: God speaks outside of His Word

Matt Chandler, president of "Acts 29" (there is no Acts 29 in Scripture, it only goes up to chapter 28 so they are adding to it), who is a Charismatic and New Calvinist seeks special mystical revelation from God instead of just going to the Word where He has already spoken:

Time mark 3:10:"Here's what we'll do. We'll ask God what he wants us to do and we'll write it down. That sounds like voodoo to me. I almost err on the side of bibliolotry...Alright?(3:20) But it's evident from Scripture that God speaks outside of His Word. (3:40) God is not going to contradict His word, but He definitely speaks outside of it." And so it begins. Their "vision" from God. Because His Word is not enough for these Calvinist Charismatics.

God's final speaking was through His Son and anyone who adds or detracts from Scripture will incur God's curse:

Heb 1:1  Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,
Heb 1:2  but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
Heb 1:3  He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Heb 1:4  having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

Rev 22:18  I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 
Rev 22:19  and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. 

Psa 138:2  I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. 

Chandler's view of Scripture is in error, and he does not almost err on the side of "bibliolotry". Not only does that not exist, Chandler clearly and repeatedly states his low view of Scripture by going OUTSIDE OF IT TO HEAR GOD'S VOICE. Experience over Scripture is always deceptive. Always.

Find Jesus where you may, He is the antagonist of those who would lessen the authority of Holy Scripture. “It is written” is His weapon against Satan, His argument against wicked men. The learned of this hour scoff at the Book and accuse of Bibliolatry those of us who reverence the Divine Word; but in this they derive no assistance from the teaching or example of Jesus.—Spurgeon

Not a word derogatory of Scripture ever fell from the lips of Jesus Christ; but evermore He manifested the most reverent regard for every jot and tittle of the inspired Volume. Since our Savior, not only before His death, but after it, took care to commend the Scriptures to us, let us avoid with all our hearts all teaching in which Holy Scripture is put into the background.--Spurgeon

1 comment:

Jason said...

Everyone who does not remain true to the teaching of the Messiah, but goes beyond it, does not have God. The person who remains true to the teaching of the Messiah has both the Father and the Son. 2 John 1:9