Friday, September 08, 2017
Unsound Teacher or Preacher
“They are Arminians to a man; they deny the absolute sovereignty of God, his eternal choice of an elect people, and that Christ bore their sins only. They deny the total depravity of man, for they insist that he possesses a free will and can accept Christ and be saved by a decision of his own; thus directly repudiating God’s word, as found in John 1:13; 6;44; 8:36; Rom 9:16, and other passages. And where any teacher or preacher is unsound on these basic truths, no confidence must be placed on him on any other subject. If he is all wrong at the foundations, his superstructure is bound to be faulty.”
Taken from a “Letter to Lowell Green, August 19, 1934″ by A. W. Pink (1886-1952)
I would add that if any teacher or preacher denies the Creation account in Genesis that states God created all things in 6 literal 24 hour days, he cannot be trusted on any other subject. Genesis is foundational.
Heb 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Heb 11:2 For by it the men of old gained approval. Heb 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.