Thursday, August 17, 2017

Trump Was Right: Pershing Did Talk About Using Pigs & Blood In The Philippines

Media fact checks have claimed that General John “Black Jack” Pershing would not have offended Muslims by authorizing such a course of action and that any claims of his involvement are also a legend.
General Pershing however wrote in his autobiography that, "These Juramentado attacks were materially reduced in number by a practice that the Mohamedans held in abhorrence. The bodies were publicly buried in the same grave with a dead pig. It was not pleasant to have to take such measures, but the prospect of going to hell instead of heaven sometimes deterred the would-be assassins."
We can be certain then that the practice of burying Muslim terrorists with pigs was indeed real and fairly widespread. Was pig’s blood also used on Muslim terrorists as a deterrent to prevent attacks?
The Scientific American described just such an event. In a hard look at the area, it wrote of a place where, "Polygamy is universally practiced and slavery exists very extensively. Horse stealing is punishable by death, murder by a fine of fifty dollars. The religion is Mohamedan.”
A Muslim terrorist, the magazine wrote, “will suddenly declare himself ‘Juramentado’, that is inspired by Mohammed to be a destroyer of Christians. He forthwith shaves his head and eyebrows and goes forth to fulfill his mission."
The Scientific American described how a Muslim terrorist who had disemboweled an American soldier was made an example of. "A grave was dug without the walls of the city. Into this the murderer was unceremoniously dropped. A pig was then suspended by his hind legs above the grave and the throat of the animal cut. Soon the body lay immersed in gore... a guard stood sentry over the grave until dusk when the pig was buried side by side with the Juramentado.”
“This so enraged the Moros that they besieged the city. Matters became so grave that General Wood felt called upon to disperse the mob resulting in the death of a number of Moros.”
It is clear from these accounts which encompass General Pershing’s autobiography, the New York Times and the Scientific American that the use of pig corpses and pig’s blood in the Philippines was not a legend, but fact. It was not carried out by a few rogue officers, but had the support of top generals. It was not a single isolated incident, but was a tactic that was made use of on multiple occasions.

End quote.

~Frontpage Magazine

Thursday, August 10, 2017

How Do You Perceive God?

"If a person has erroneous thoughts of Deity, then he worships a false god and renders homage to a fictitious being, the figment of his own imagination. It is not sufficient to think of God as He may be conceived of in our imagination, instead, our thoughts of Him must be formed by what He has revealed of Himself in His word. Man, unaided, cannot rightly conceive of God; all speculation concerning Him is utterly vain, yea, profane. The finite cannot comprehend the Infinite. If the "judgmnents" of God are "unsearchable" and if His "ways" are "past finding out," how much more so must God Himself be!"
~ Arthur Pink, "Spiritual Union and Communion"

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Regeneration

"Regeneration is indispensably necessary before any soul can enter Heaven. In order to love spiritual things a man must be made spiritual. The natural man may hear about them, and have a correct idea of the doctrine of them, but he cannot love them (2 Thess. 2:10), nor find his joy in them.
None can dwell with God and be eternally happy in His presence until a radical change has been wrought in him a change from sin to holiness; and this change must take place on earth."
~ Arthur Pink, "Regeneration or The New Birth"

Monday, August 07, 2017

Really NYT?

And, of course, staggering genocide makes it easier to see all that empty land. Only the would see that as a win/win.

A Problem With Piper's View of Creation

Answers In Genesis' Simon Turpin makes a good point regarding Piper's heretical (my word) view of Creation:
Quote:
Piper recognizes that the more controversial issue is how to construe Genesis 1–2 about how God did it and how long it took. Piper states:
Piper has chosen to follow John Sailhamer’s interpretation of Genesis. Piper comments on Sailhamer’s view:
His view is that what’s going on here is that all of creation happened to prepare the land for man. In verse 1, “In the beginning he made the heavens and the earth,” he makes everything. And then you go day by day and he’s preparing the land. He’s not bringing new things into existence; he’s preparing the land and causing things to grow and separating out water and earth. And then, when it’s all set and prepared, he creates and puts man there.
Piper believes this has the advantage of saying:
That the earth is billions of years old if it wants to be—whatever science says it is, it is—but man is young, and he was good and he sinned. He was a real historical person, because Romans 5 says so, and so does the rest of the Bible.
Piper’s statement reveals the controlling factor in his interpretation of Genesis is that of “science saying that the earth is billions of years old.” It is interesting that Piper believes that “science” shows the earth to be billions of years old. However, he believes that man is young, Adam was a real historical person, and that he was good and then sinned because of what Romans 5 and the rest of the Bible say. Unfortunately, Piper is seriously inconsistent in his views here because the same “science” that he accepts when it speaks about the age of the earth is the same “science” that would disagree with his conclusions regarding Adam and the consequences of sin. Why accept science in one area and not in the others? Furthermore, Piper draws his conclusion about Adam because the “Bible says so,” but the Bible also states that God created everything in six days (Genesis 1:1–2:3Exodus 20:1131:17).
End quote. (emphasis, mine)
On another note, I find it interesting that Piper's claim that the world is "as old as it wants to be" sounds very similar to James White's  Post-Modern "self definition" claim in his promotion of a lying imam:
Time mark 17:57 "And yet people will hold me accountable for the Westboro Baptist church people and things like that. And I’m like wait a minute. That’s not my life. That’s not how I approach people. That’s not my perspective. I do not want to be painted with that brush. I demand the right of self definition of what my faith is. We all demand that right. And yet for many Christians we refuse that right to Muslims."

Eschatology Is Essential

Tit 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
Tit 2:12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
Tit 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
Tit 2:14 who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
Tit 2:15 These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

The sound doctrines of soteriology, sanctification, and eschatology are inseparably bound to each other and they are bound to God.

Living godly, righteous lives and looking for the return of Christ is to be done now--in this "present age", as well as be taught authoritatively in the context of the local church--again, in this "present age". There are no justifiable excuses of "who's perfect" or "there's no perfect church", in order to justify sin and compromise. The standard on how to live and when to do it is dogmatically taught in Scripture.

As taught at church yesterday on Titus 2:11-5, when leaders do not teach eschatology, they cheat the Christian of his sanctification. To say that eschatology is a lesser doctrine, or as Mark Dever says, to teach on it is a sin, is to violate Scripture AND is to keep the Christian from maturity and sanctification. It also keeps his eyes on the temporal, immediate things around him (such as celebrity false teachers like Dever) instead of Christ.

This came up in my study:

1Jn 3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
1Jn 3:3 And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
1Jn 3:4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.
1Jn 3:5 You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.
1Jn 3:6 No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.
1Jn 3:7 Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;

It says the same thing. Also this:

2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.
2Pe 3:11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
2Pe 3:12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!
2Pe 3:13 But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
2Pe 3:14 Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,

Sunday, August 06, 2017

The British National Trust Demanded All Volunteers To Wear Sodomite Badges Or Move Out of Sight

National Trust members are threatening to cancel their membership after it was revealed that volunteers were banished to the back room, out of sight of visitors, for refusing to wear a gay pride badge...

Ten volunteers at Felbrigg Hall refused to wear the rainbow lanyards and badges, to mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, in protest at the Trust’s decision to ‘out’ the Hall’s former owner, poet and historian Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer, who bequeathed the estate to the Trust after his death in 1969.
As a result, volunteers who refused were asked “not to be on duty in a visitor-facing role” during the summer’s ‘Prejudice and Pride’ campaign, according to emails seen by The Telegraph.

~Breitbart
According to the BBC, the National Trust has reversed itself and has made wearing the badge "optional".

This is nothing more than homofascism. Only through the public outcry did the National Trust reverse itself. Ironically, these Western liberals are also the ones that  promote Islamofascism--the very government religion that throws sodomites off of buildings and shows hatred toward women. The Orlando jihad was an example of just how tolerant true Islam is regarding Western liberalism.
The disgusting thing is that the rainbow was God's promise to man to never flood the world again because of their sin and debauchery. To take that symbol and use it to promote that very wickedness is nothing less than blasphemy. Let is remember that God will not be mocked.
Gen 6:3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."
Gen 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
Gen 6:5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Gen 6:6 The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

Gen 18:20  And the LORD said, "The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave
Rom 1:24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.
Rom 1:25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
Rom 1:26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
Rom 1:27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

Is The Burka Really About Freedom And Choice?

Stop normalizing regressive belief systems in the name of progressivism and diversity. - Paul Watson

https://www.facebook.com/PaulJosephWatson/?pnref=story.unseen-section

I am not advocating feminism, but showing the folly of Western feminists trying to convince us (and themselves) that wearing the burka is a sign of freedom of choice....and well, feminism.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Mistaken Identity

"Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God."

-Thomas Sowell

Applies to those inside the Evangelical Machine too. Especially them.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

John The Baptist: his preaching and King Herod

Mar 6:17 For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.
Mar 6:18 For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
Mar 6:19 Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death and could not do so;
Mar 6:20 for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him.

John held King Herod to the biblical standard of marriage and definition of sin.
John didn't ignore Herod's sin because, after all, he was only doing what unbelievers do.
John didn't ignore Herod's sin because, after all, he was only doing what unbelievers do.
John didn't appeal to Herod's "felt needs" (the flesh)
John didn't seek Herod's approval.
John didn't use pragmatism (ignore Herod's personal sin) in order to save his own life so that he could continue evangelizing.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Test

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The Power of God

"Everything about God is great, vast, incomparable. He never forgets, never fails, never falters, never forfeits His word. To every declaration of promise or prophecy the Lord has exactly adhered, every engagement of covenant or threatening He will make good."
~ Arthur Pink, "The Attributes of God - The Power of God"

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Sin of Partiality

The sin of partiality is a major affront to the sound doctrine of Imago Dei in general, and the priesthood of all believers specifically.

A Biblical Sheperd

A shepherd is no shepherd who does not walk among and with the flock in the manner of the Lord Jesus Christ. He nourishes them through the unified corpus of sound doctrine in the manner that he has been nourished. He protects them from all assaults of encroaching errors, and sinful threats to their fellowship with Christ. He loves them by laying down his life, not vicariously, but sacrificially, committing them to Christ, their Head. He does not place barriers of self-ambition and vanity between he and them. Whatever famines men think there are, the greatest of these is that personality cultism has replaced the humble ministry of the lowly shepherd.

The Christian's Loyalty

The soldier's loyalty is seen in his obedience to Christ, unwavering proclamation of his King's edicts, and refusal to bask in the glory of the King's subjects. It is also seen in the soldier's desire to please the One who has enlisted him, and to walk among those he protects, willing to sacrifice his life, although not vicariously but lovingly, for all who belong to the King.

Biblical Discipleship

The goal of biblical discipleship is to see Christ formed in others, not yourself formed in others. Therefore the only means to accomplish this is by teaching believers all that Christ commanded in the Scriptures (Matt. 28:20). Discipleship, then, is not to rally individuals around one's personality, hobbies, or temporal interests; rather for them to know the Scriptures and apply what they have learned in their lives and the lives of others. It is to reprove, rebuke, and exhort with all longsuffering and patience, and to connect believers to their biblical heritage as it relates to the unified corpus of sound doctrine.

~Doron Gladden

The Godly Man

The godly man is so not because he has been propped up by a consensus of men, money, and resources. The godly man is so because he is commended by God, often in spite of men, affirmed by Him, and holds to the mystery of godliness with a clear conscience.

~Doron Gladden

Christianity

A "Christianity" scrubbed clean of sound, courageous, fearless, truly humble men, raising up those who make it their business to praise one another is no "Christianity" at all.

Pragmatists Vs Biblicist

There are a long list of people, biblically speaking, who will trumpet "doing the right things." They do so while appealing to their pragmatic lusts and force you to bankroll their folly. Even those who make their living telling you that you must do what is right in the eyes of God. And then there are the few who, no matter the personal cost, or the consequence of man's shifting, futile opinions, live by their biblical convictions, and actually will do what is right instead of simply talking about what is right.

Compromise: the ecumenical spirit and the celebrity handmaiden

The following excerpts are in response to “The Nov. 17-19 conference, “An International Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman,” will feature about 30 speakers from 23 countries and 14 religions.”

The gospel is not something to be discussed along with social causes. Noticeably our ages’ most celebrated compromisers generally use the term ‘gospel’ without identifying it as the gospel of Jesus Christ, which alone is the power of God unto salvation. The gospel of Jesus Christ is not some conference admission tool. It is not a ‘discussion’ between men with the hope of settling on some middle ground. It is not some intellectual debate. In fact, the Scriptures are not up for debate.

The visible church has defaulted on sounding the alarm and has stoned the discerning in the court of public opinion. In recent years, men such as John Piper and Mark Driscoll have affirmed the ecumenist Rick Warren. Their affirmations have legitimized men such as Warren. The three men must be avoided and the alarm must be sounded with more vigor, even if men would criticize because the alarm is too loud and frequent. Joining the Vatican Council is not the unity of Christ. It is the unity of the kingdom of darkness. It is not the unity of the faith, but the unity of the faithless. The faith does not need men’s help for exposure. In fact, a mark of the true disciple of Christ as not that the world unequivocally embraces the man, but that they unequivocally despise him (Matt. 10:22)....

This brings the final issue. We must stop our own love affair with coddling false teachers and apostates. We must stop criticizing those who are warning us of these things. We must stop pretending that we care so much for the local church that those who warn us about the universal church are labeled as bitter Christians. We must not accuse them of fault-finding, when Satan laughably sets the faults on the table, God exposes them for us, and we continue to excuse these faults, because the trojan-horse carriers are well-published, well-liked, and well-commended. The standard cannot be our own minds and feelings about men. This is folly. We must think God’s thoughts after Him concerning these things, namely as Paul the apostle has said in 1 Corinthians 1 that the gospel of Jesus Christ is foolishness to the wise. It confounds them. It brings up from them hatred of the blessed Son. God has not chosen the wisest, most esteemed, and beloved as vessels for His truth. It is the despised, the lowly and the maligned who bear true witness and testimony of His holy Gospel. In other words, we must repent of our desire to raise up celebrities, emulating them, and raising them up as the standard; finding them beneficial, even though they have demonstrated persistent disloyalty to Christ.

Have we become dull of hearing and seeing like those in the time of Isaiah and the Prophets? Have we refashioned Christ so much that when His modern disciples cry out to us, we scorn them and cast them from our presence? We must repent of mocking those whom God has given the sorrowful burden of seeing these things and sounding an alarm from rooftops. We must stop deriding them as those who correct us too much or label them as discernment divas. We must see their faithful, biblical words as pure gold and batteries for our compass. Satan loves nothing more than to raise up his ecumenists, but more than that, he loves to use the mouths of compromising ‘evangelicals’ to commend his servants. We must not only test these things against the infallible Holy Scriptures, but also test ourselves in the faith to see if we are truly in Him. We must ask ourselves do we have a fraternal spirit of pseudo-gospel progress? Has this caused us to despise the true Christians who plead with us to return to our first love: Christ? Do we believe that the family is more important than the Gospel of Jesus Christ, when the biblical gospel and true discipleship carries us away from our families into the bosom of Christ (Matt. 10:37)? ~Excerpts from "The Ecumenical Spirit And the Celebrity Handmaiden"

Friday, July 14, 2017

Think About It

To agree in principle what you disagree with in practice is hypocrisy. God hates hypocrisy & the sin of favoritism.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Eric Powers Deals With Evangelical's Doctrinal Triage

Of Mohler's self defined doctrinal triage, he lists the authority of Scripture as in the first tier. The problem is that this is in contradiction to his entire system since the doctrinal triage (DT) is an ATTACK on Scripture.

Eric Powers of the Biblical Christ Research Institute has published his thesis dealing with the doctrinal triage. Here are some excerpts that are noteworthy:
The library at The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California allows access to more than 200,000 volumes. Among this vast array of works very few have been concentrated on an emerging topic in evangelicalism called the doctrinal triage (also known as theological triage – hereafter usually designated by “DT”), because, DT is a quite novel concept in evangelicalism.1 Accordingly, the inception of DT has been attributed to an article written on May 20, 2004 by Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In his article, Mohler defined the theological triage as a three-level system of doctrinal importance when he wrote:
“Today’s Christian faces the daunting task of strategizing which Christian doctrines and theological issues are to be given highest priority in terms of our contemporary context. . . theological seriousness and maturity demand that we consider doctrinal issues in terms of their relative importance. First-level theological issues would include those doctrines most central and essential to the Christian faith. Included among these most crucial doctrines would be doctrines such as the Trinity, the full deity and humanity of Jesus Christ, justification by faith, and the authority of Scripture. . . The set of second-order doctrines is distinguished from the first-order set by the fact that believing Christians may disagree on the second-order issues, though this disagreement will create significant boundaries between believers. When Christians organize themselves into congregations and denominational forms, these boundaries become evident. Second-order issues would include the meaning and mode of baptism. . . Third-order issues are doctrines over which Christians may disagree and remain in close fellowship, even within local congregations. I would put most of the debates over eschatology, for example, in this category.
In other words, the theological triage is the practice of prioritizing biblical doctrines to their individual degree of importance, labeling them as of primary importance, secondary importance, or tertiary importance. Mohler’s thesis was that doctrines from the Word of God differ in their level of importance, and that these levels of importance dictate the levels at which fellowship is possible with others among the Christian consensus....

Mohler’s isolation of doctrines in terms of their importance were categorized as “first-order” doctrines that are fundamental and essential to the Christian faith; “second-order” doctrines that are essential to church life and order in the local church; and “third-order” doctrines that do not threaten the fellowship of a local church congregation or denomination.8 The transition of doctrines from the pages of Scripture to the application of these doctrines in the life of the church go through this first-stage evaluation. Therefore, the danger of DT is when it becomes a “principle” in interpreting and applying God’s Word. Mohler argued that doctrines and theological issues are to be given highest priority in terms of our contemporary context. What is more, Mohler argued that theological seriousness and maturity demand that we consider doctrinal issues in terms of their relative importance. On the other hand, the Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics had a completely different take concerning the influence of the contemporary context on the relative importance of doctrine when the authors wrote, “WE DENY that the distinctions between the universal and particular mandates of Scripture can be determined by cultural and situational factors. We further deny that universal mandates may ever be treated as culturally or situationally relative.”
Hermeneutics is the discipline that deals with the principles of biblical interpretation.10 The goal of hermeneutics should be to determine the objective meaning from the Scripture. The only way to accomplish this is through the exegesis of the Scripture by using the literal grammatical-historical hermeneutic.11 The literal grammatical-historical hermeneutic is Scriptures’ self-attested rule for interpreting Scripture....
To summarize the origins of the history of the practice of triage, it began in military medical procedures only as early as the Napoleonic Wars and did not enter into secular emergency medicine or hospital emergency rooms until after World War II in the 1950’s….

Therefore, the purpose of triage in emergency medical pragmatism is sorting and prioritizing patients to treat them based on the allocation of resources. The microallocation and macroallocation is contingent on the resources that are available. Specifically, it is dependent on which geographical area treatment is provided because resources can be scarce. But the Christian has the entire corpus of God’s Word. Therefore, the Christian does not have a shortage of doctrinal resources for the purpose of practicing microallocation and macroallocation. Triage has a place in emergency medical pragmatism. But does DT have a place in the church? Although emergency medical departments rely on tax payer’s money to dispense emergency care – there is no lack of resources with God. God is infinite and He has unlimited resources. What is more, the triage as a concept concerning ethical thought did not invade the overall western culture and implement itself into mainstream secular philosophies of education until the 1970’s....
In his article “A Call for Theological Triage and Christian Maturity,” written on May 20, 2004 Mohler explained how he came up with the idea for theological triage. He explained in his article that he borrowed the concept of triage from a trip to a local hospital emergency room. He invoked the memory this way when he wrote, A trip to the local hospital Emergency Room some years ago alerted me to an intellectual tool that is most helpful in fulfilling our theological responsibility. In recent years, emergency medical personnel have practiced a discipline known as triage–a process that allows trained personnel to make a quick evaluation of relative medical urgency. Given the chaos of an Emergency Room reception area, someone must be armed with the medical expertise to make an immediate determination of medical priority. Which patients should be rushed into surgery? Which patients can wait for a less urgent examination? Medical personnel cannot flinch from asking these questions, and from taking responsibility to give the patients with the most critical needs top priority in terms of treatment. . . Thus, the triage officer in the medical context is the front-line agent for deciding which patients need the most urgent treatment. Without such a process, the scraped knee would receive the same urgency of consideration as a gunshot wound to the chest. The same discipline that brings order to the hectic arena of the Emergency Room can also offer great assistance to Christians defending truth in the present age....

Mohler’s theological triage has gained commendation in the blogosphere and popular online video teaching programs. For instance, one blog writer identified Mohler’s original article on DT as seminal and praised the work as the solution to determine not only the relative importance of particular doctrines in the church but also the solution for triaging the distinctions between what he categorized as bad doctrine vs. heresy. 26 On October 20, 2016, a popular and influential online teaching program dedicated an entire hour when a guest speaker and pastor argued that Mohler’s Theological Triage is the solution for maintaining the unity of the faith across the dividing line. 27 What is more, not only has DT made an impression on blogosphere and popular online video teaching programs, it has also influenced academic institutions beyond Mohler’s Alma Mater. For instance, a Master of Divinity thesis was written in 2007 by David Gundersen which was strongly influenced by Mohler’s original article. Consequently, Gundersen entitled his thesis “Biblical Principles for Determining the Relative Importance of Particular Doctrines.”28 Accordingly, Gundersen’s thesis purposed to develop biblical principles to examine a doctrine in order to distinguish its approximate scriptural weight.29 Nevertheless, the author confessed that Scripture does not teach DT as a biblical principle and demonstrated his frustration to create DT as such when he wrote, “Scripture does not provide a diagram or a list of all primary, secondary, and tertiary doctrines. . . It is impossible to create a flawless machine that can mass-produce doctrinal importance levels.”30

Footnotes:

26 Mike Riccardi, “Bad Doctrine vs. Heresy: An Exercise in Theological Triage,” www.thecripplegate.com, 15 November 2015, http://thecripplegate.com/bad-doctrine-vs-heresy-anexercise-in-theological-triage (accessed 27 November 2016).

27 Alpha & Omega Ministries, “Theological Triage – Maintaining the Unity of the Faith” (video of lecture, Pastor John Samson guest host on today’s Dividing Line, Streamed live on October 20, 2016) accessed November 27, 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSPf3UwQGdA.

28 David A. Gundersen, “Biblical Principles for Determining the Relative Importance of Particular Doctrines” (M.Div. Thesis, The Master’s Theological Seminary, 2007).

29 Ibid., iii.
30 Ibid. 


End quote. (emphasis, mine)

Please go here for the entire thesis which goes into greater detail.
On the history of triage from which Al Mohler borrows to use as a hermeneutic to interpret and prioritize (and determine who's in and who's out of Christianity) and this is KEY (and you should ask yourself, who is the spiritual equivalent of "trained personnel" and "medical personnel" who rate the priorities of incoming injured people to the ER? Who gets to determine what doctrines are higher or lower of importance? How do they determine that? By what standard? You should be asking these questions and then search the Scriptures to see what God says in His Word.

Damnable Gospel From John Hagee



We all dream of absolute forgiveness of our transgressions. To attain this pardon, we must do our part, and He promises to do His.
8:57 AM - 7 Jul 2017


Gal 1:7  which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
Gal 1:8  But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!
Gal 1:9  As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!


Rom 3:9  What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;
Rom 3:10  as it is written, "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE; 
Rom 3:11  THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD; 
Rom 3:12  ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE." 
Rom 3:13  "THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE, WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING," "THE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS";
Rom 3:14  "WHOSE MOUTH IS FULL OF CURSING AND BITTERNESS";
Rom 3:15  "THEIR FEET ARE SWIFT TO SHED BLOOD,
Rom 3:16  DESTRUCTION AND MISERY ARE IN THEIR PATHS,
Rom 3:17  AND THE PATH OF PEACE THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN."
Rom 3:18  "THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES."
Rom 3:19  Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God;
Rom 3:20  because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.
Rom 3:21  But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 
Rom 3:22  even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; 
Rom 3:23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 
Rom 3:24  being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; 
Rom 3:25  whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; 
Rom 3:26  for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. 
Rom 3:27  Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith. 


Eph 2:8  For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 
Eph 2:9  not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 
Eph 2:10  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. 


Other noteable false teaching by Hagee:

The daily application of God’s Word through praise, proclamation, and prayer is the direct pathway to success and prosperity.

In case anyone wants to refute challenging him, he says "we are our brothers' keeper".

Sunday, July 02, 2017

A List Of How James White Was Wrong In Promoting Imam Qadhi

In January, 2017 Christian apologist James White invited Muslim leader Yasir Qadhi to have an inter-faith dialogue meeting at Grace Church in Memphis, TN. White has come under attack for this event for many reasons including: (1) Allowing Qadhi to justify Islam by lying and misleading Christians with demonstrably incorrect claims all unchallenged; (2) Endorsing Qadhi’s dishonest portrait and promotion of “true” Islam as being peaceful even though it is not, and even though Qadhi has recently endorsed, buddied up with and defended terrorists, and even though Qadhi is a member of numerous terrorist and Muslim Brotherhood front groups (as the Holy Land Foundation Trial proves); (3) Having an inter-faith meeting in a church in front of Christians which is unbiblical; (4) Allying with a wicked leader of a false religion like Qadhi is unbiblical (e.g. calling Qadhi his “mentor,” saying he has a “kindred spirit” with Qadhi, wanting to unite with Qadhi and Muslims against secularism, saying he is honored by Qadhi’s presence, and "fellowshiping" with Qadhi and Muslims as the event banner advertised, etc). In this article I will explain the reasons why these criticisms of White are valid.
White’s critics include the following Christians and experts in Islam:

Keith Thompson of www.reformedapologeticsministries.com, Sam Shamoun of www.Answering-Islam.org, Anthony Rogers of www.Answering-Islam.org, Robert Spencer www.JihadWatch.org, David Wood (on White’s denial “true” Islam is violent) of www.AnsweringMuslims.com, Paul Flynn of www.megiddoradio.com, Brannon Howse of www.worldviewweekend.com, Usama Dakdok of www.thestraightway.com, Steve Hayes (on various objections) of www.triablogue.ca. Even James Simpson of www.theamericanthinker.com has critiqued White on this, as has former FBI counter-terrorism expert John Guandolo of www.understandingthethreat.com. At the end of this article all the relevant critiques of White from these people will be provided. Thousands of Christians viewing the controversy on the side lines have likewise taken a stand against White for his compromising actions.
Below is the video of the event and throughout this article I will provide time-stamp references whenever I quote or allude to statements of White and Qadhi from it (e.g. “05:11”, etc).

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~Reformed Apologetics

Also, I suggest looking at exactly how Yasir Qadhi lied and therefore how James helped the lies by leaving him unchallenged.