Saturday, December 31, 2011


There are some preachers who for some strange reason unknown to me will spend a little bit of time interacting with the mind of the Spirit and then run off and spend a whole lot of time interacting with the mind of men. ~John MacArthur

A Real Education Must Be Based On A Biblical Worldview

"An education without the Bible is useless" ~ Noah Webster.

"If you don't have a Christian education, are you even educated? Because if you don't have the right worldview, then you are skewed on all levels. If you don't see the world in all its demensions and in all its facets, and all aspects of life from a biblical view, then everything is skewed.

The only real education, the only consumate education, the only true education, is that kind of education where ever single catagory of education, every look at reality, takes into consideration the Author of that reality, Who is God, and what He has said about that reality. The truth about all things things rests in God. God had created this reality. It is the way God made it and it is the way He reveals it to be. So a Christian education simply grasps truth in its purest form and says 'this is really the way it is.'

The Bible is an inexhaustable resource of truth and when you relate the truth to every single discipline,it matches up perfectly. The Truth of the Bible and the way things really are in perfect harmony because God is the Author of both." ~Dr. John MacArthur, President of The Master's College and Seminary

Study Shows Public Schools Indoctrinate Even Christian Kids


A researcher has revealed some disturbing trends regarding the sets of beliefs Christian students in public schools have about the most important issues in life.
Dan Smithwick is the founder and president of the Nehemiah Institute, a group that provides a biblical worldview testing and training service to Christian educators. He is the developer of what is called the "PEERS test," a tool to assess the worldviews of young people, and says the majority of public school students from evangelical Christian homes consistently score in the "socialist" category on the test.
According to Smithwick, this outcome should come as no surprise, considering the fact that secular humanists are currently shaping America. He notes that socialism, a political and economic philosophy that commonly emphasizes government control and redistribution of wealth over personal responsibility and private ownership, often goes hand in hand with secularist attitudes and a generally non-biblical worldview.

When it comes to major moral and social issues, the Nehemiah Institute spokesman contends there is a dramatic difference in thinking between students in public schools and those in Christian schools. This is because, while Christian school students are generally taught curricula predicated on a biblical worldview, students educated in public schools, even when they grow up in Christian homes, tend to a very high degree to adopt the non-biblical and socialistic worldviews of the secular humanists in control of their education.

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Dealing With Sin In The Heart

Excerpts from John MacArthur's sermon:

So let me just suggest a few things. One, and these are what come out of Scripture, abstain from fleshly lust. I think this is so interesting. First Peter 2:11, "Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul." Isn't that interesting? Peter doesn't say, "Go get therapy." Peter doesn't say, "This is really a long process and somehow we've got to put you through this process and it's a very difficult one." He doesn't say, "You know, you're a victim, there's nothing you can do about it. You're a fallen creature living in a fallen body, so there's really not going to be any way you're going to get over this. Just live with it, deal with it." He doesn't say that, he says, "Stop it...stop doing it, abstain from fleshly lusts...the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, the pride of life, stop it," he says. That assumes you have the capability, right? That assumes Romans 6, "Sin no longer has dominion over you. You once were the slaves of sin, you're now become servants of righteousness." First Corinthians 6, "Flee immorality," which assumes that you can do that. Peter just says, "Stop! It's not an addiction for which you're not responsible. It's not something overwhelming, stop! You can do it. It cannot be done for you, it cannot be done by somebody else, there's no some kind of formula here, just stop and stop now cultivating sin in your heart, stop! Just remember that you're dead to sin." Just like James, "Resist the devil and he'll flee. Stop sinning, resist the devil."...

You say, "Well how do I do that?" Well here's the number two, "Make no provision for the flesh...make no provision for the flesh." Romans 13:14 Paul says, "Put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lust." If you're going to stop these evil desires, desires for evil, any kind of evil, if you're going to stop it, you can't accommodate it. You can't feed it. Stop reciting what makes you angry about a person. Stop reciting all the offenses that that person has rendered against you. Stop keeping a record of the wrong that they've done. Stop all of that. Stop exposing yourself to lurid images and pictures, stop exposing yourself to those things that appeal to the flesh. Stop exposing yourself to those things making you a proud individual. Stop. Stop feeding your own ego. Stop. Because you'll never be able to abstain from fleshly lusts if you don't stop making provision for it. If you feed the monster, the monster lives. If you starve the monster, the monster dies. So refuse to furnish your mind the things that excite your desires.
And then on a positive side, fix your heart on Christ. Fix your heart on Christ. "We all," 2 Corinthians 3:18, "with unveiled face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord the Spirit." That says it. As we gaze at the glory of the Lord, we're transformed from one level of glory to the next, to the next, to the next more and more like Christ. But you have to fix your heart on Christ. Be focused on Christ. You can't be focused on Christ and focused on sin at the same time. If you focus on Christ, 1 John 3 says, if you have that hope in you, then you purify yourself. It's a spiritual axiom that you become like what you worship. You become like what you worship. If you worship money, you literally become like it...shallow, trivial, easily bought, easily sold, relationships dictated by economics. If you lust for popularity and fame and a career and whatever without regard for what is right or what is the purpose of God, it will really define who you are. Whoever you worship you become like. As we fix our hearts on Christ, we discover our preoccupation with Christ is a process by which we are conformed to Him. So if I want to abstain from fleshly lust, then I can't accommodate those lusts. That is to say I can't focus on anything that feeds them. On the other hand, I focus everything on Christ. I become completely preoccupied with Him. There's no one like Him. You know, it would be a good thing for you when you're driving, instead of sitting in your car and getting angry, put in the Bible on tape or the Bible on CD and listen to the gospels and rehearse the story of Jesus Christ. Let Him occupy your thoughts.
The next thing, meditate on the Word of God. Meditate on the Word of God. "Thy Word I have treasured in my heart," said David, "that I might not sin against you," Psalm 119. "We are to meditate on it day and night," Psalm 1. "Meditate on it day and night, do what's written in it,Joshua 1:8. "It is a lamp unto our feet, a light to our path," it confronts sin, it attacks sin. Fill your mind and heart with the Word of God. Jesus said, "Sanctify them in Thy truth, Thy Word is truth." Fill your heart with it, load your mind with it, ponder it carefully. "Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there's any excellence or anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things," Philippians 4:8. "Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly," Colossians 3:16. I mean, you can stop if you don't accommodate the lust by feeding it and if you focus on Christ and focus on the Word.
Another practical point, pray without ceasing. Prayer is a preemptive strike. Luke 22:40, Jesus said, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation." Do you ever pray like that? Lord, please lead us not into temptation. It doesn't mean that He's going to willfully lead you into a tempting situation, all you're really praying is, "Lord, please order the steps of my life so that I am not led into such a place." In Matthew 26:41 Jesus said, "Keep watching and praying so that you may not enter into temptation." Constant prayer. Psalm 19, "Who can discern his errors?" And then the psalmist prays, "Keep back Thy servant from presumptuous sins. Let them not rule over me." Lord, please protect me from sin...that should be at the very heart and soul of your prayer life.
And then another very practical, an obvious thing, exercise self-control. Self-control is the fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5, "Love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control." Self-control is essential. We...says Paul...need to beat the body into submission, making it our slave rather than our master. This is discipline. This is the desire for self-control. And I have said this through the years, and I think it's true, you have to exercise self-control in general in your life to have it really work in the spiritual realm because basically everything in life is a spiritual issue. And if you're having problems with self-control in some areas of your life, you're going to have a very difficult time having self-control in the spiritual dimension of your life. He's not talking about punishing your body. He's not talking about flagellation or bodily neglect, not advocating anything that would weaken or injure the body. ... But you need a watchful self-discipline that refuses to pander to every appetite of the body. Your body doesn't need to be given everything it desires.
All of this sums up in one thing, be filled with the Spirit. Be filled with the Spirit.
And what are we saying here? We're saying...Look, the Bible doesn't make this some kind of therapy. It doesn't make this some kind of long, drawn-out process, doesn't treat you as some kind of a victim. It simply says stop doing it and stop it by stopping the accommodation that panders to your sin, fix your eyes on Jesus Christ, focus on the Word of God, pray without ceasing, exercise self-discipline, and be filled with the Spirit. This is what Paul was talking about in Philippians 2 when he said, "Work out your salvation. God worked it in, you work it out and when it's done, it is really God who is at work in us to will and to work for His own good pleasure." ...
Just some reminders and I'll close. Sin is not killed when it's just covered up. In fact, if you're good at covering up your sin, you are feeding a monster. It's not good just because people don't know it's there. It's not good just because it's inside. It's not been killed just because you don't do it. If you're feeding it on the inside, it is strong and getting stronger. Proverbs 28:13, "He who conceals his transgression will not prosper."
Sin is not killed when it is only internalized. If you forsake the outward act of sin but feed it on the inside, it's only a question of time.
It is not killed when you exchange one sin for another. When you say, "Well, I'm not doing that anymore, but unfortunately I am doing this." That's not progress. A lateral move in sin is not progress. Just because you gave up drunkenness for covetousness, that's not advancing. Sin is not killed until the conscience is appeased. The goal is a good conscience. The goal is to sit in that quiet moment at peace, tranquil, resting with no accusations rising up in your heart to torment you. As long as your conscience is defiled, the battle rages. You want to pursue what Paul said in 2 Corinthians 1:12 when he said that he had a clear conscience. That he had conducted his life in holiness and godliness because his conscience was clear. You win the battle on the inside and you will enjoy a clear will enjoy the peace, the quietness, the rest, the rejoicing, the deep gladness of a quiet conscience. And when you come up to minister, to speak of Christ, or to serve Christ, you will not be assaulted as a hypocrite by your own conscience for the sin that flourishes inside. You've got to get beyond just pushing it down, that just strengthens it. That incubates it longer so that when it finally breaks loose it's more formidable than ever.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

More Reasons Why Beth Moore Is A Dangerous False Teacher

Here are more reasons why Beth Moore is a false teacher and a danger to Christianity, mainly the women who read her books, go to her conferences, and listen to her on t.v.

Here, Ken Silva reports on Beth More praising a mystic and Contemplative prayer. In that dvd she states:

You know, one of the things that time gives us is that it erases the lines in between people so many different sections of the people of God. Because many years later it doesn’t matter any longer that this person was of this practice in the Christian faith and this person of another.
Time somehow blurs those lines and we are profoundly moved by the historical narratives of all their lives, of so great a cloud of witnesses; that we can look back on and see what kept them running the race, what kept them running toward the face of Christ at the end of that finish line.
[Red bold, my emphasis]
God doesn't blur the lines, ever. His holy standard has never changed, from the Old Testament to the New Testament.  He did not accept the strange fire, nor what Uzzah did in touching the Ark to keep it from falling to the ground....he had used the pagan way of moving it and thus God struck him dead. HE will not be trifled with. Salvation and worship are HIS way or no way (damnation).
2Co 6:14  Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? 
2Co 6:15  Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? 
2Co 6:16  Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. 
2Co 6:17  "Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE," says the Lord. "AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you. 
2Co 6:18  "And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty. 
See below where I demonstrate Rome's atrocious error.

She also endorses "Jesus Calling", a book by Sarah Young  who claims Jesus speaks about Himself through her, but its clear its not the Jesus of Scripture.

In addition here's a video where Moore shows more inter-faith--embracing Roman Catholics as Christians.  Roman Catholics aren't Christian if they are holding to the RCC's teaching on Mary, tradition, the eucharist, the mass, justification, salvation, purgatory, and praying to the dead.  Instead of telling them the biblical Gospel, she approves of their false religion and thus is hating their souls while claiming as a Christian leader, to love them. Again, 2Co. 6:14-18 applies here as well.
It is the RCC that teaches the following (taken from the Vatican's Catholic Catechism, the teachings of the church that all true Catholics are to believe):

RCC Catechism #846…the Council teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation... RCC # 846 Hence they COULD NOT be saved who, knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ, would refuse either to enter it or to remain in it.

Scripture however states: 1Jo 5:12  Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
Eph 2:8  For  BY GRACE you have been saved through faith. And this is  NOT your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9   NOT A RESULT OF WORKS, so that no one may boast. 

RCC Catechism #460  "For the Son of God became man so that we might become God."80 "The only-begotten Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in his divinity, assumed our nature, so that he, made man, might make men gods."
RCC Cat. #487 What the Catholic faith believes about Mary is based on what it believes about Christ, and what it teaches about Mary illumines in turn its faith in Christ.

Ask yourself what the RCC teaches and believes about Jesus....

Scripture states:
Isa 45:5  I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me there is no God

Isa 48:11  For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My
glory I will not give to another. 

The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in these religions [Hinduism, Buddism]The Church regards with esteem also the Moslems. They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself, merciful and all-powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth,-- Rome’s Nostra Aetate given in Oct. 1965 by “Pope” Paul 6th
RCC# 2146 The second commandment forbids the abuse of God's name, i.e., every improper use of the names of God, Jesus Christ, but also of the Virgin Mary and all the saints. 

RCC# 2162 The second commandment forbids every improper use of God's name. Blasphemy is the use of the name of God, of Jesus Christ, of the Virgin Mary, and of the saints in an offensive way.

Yet Scripture states clearly its ONLY God's name that is not to be taken in vain for HIS NAME
ALONE is holy, not Mary's nor anyone elses. This is utter blaspheme against God in the very

Exo 20:7  "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not
hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. [It’s the fourth command]

Jude 1:25  to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty,
dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. 

Phi 2:9  Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the NAME  that
is ABOVE every name, 10  so that at NAME OF JESUS every knee should bow, in heaven
and on earth and under the earth,

BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone. 12  "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no
other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be

RCC 1992Justification is conferred in Baptism, the sacrament of faith. It conforms us to the righteousness of God, who makes us inwardly just by the power of his mercy.    Its purpose is the glory of God and of Christ, and the gift of eternal life

Scripture states: 

Mat 28:19  "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and
the Son and the Holy Spirit, 

Eph 2:8  For  BY GRACE you have been saved through faith. And this is  NOT your own doing; it
is the gift of God, 9   NOT A RESULT OF WORKS, so that no one may boast.

2Tim 1:9  who saved us and called us to a holy calling,  NOT BECAUSE OF OUR WORKS but
because of His own purpose and grace, which He gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, 

RCC # 2027 we can merit for ourselves and for others all the graces needed to attain eternal life, as
well as necessary temporal goods. 

Scripture states: Rom 11:6  But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise
grace would no longer be grace.

2Jn 1:9  Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not
have Godthe one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. 10  If
anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your
house, and do not give him a greeting; 11  for the one who gives him a greeting
participates in his evil deeds. 

Act 20:29  "I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not
sparing the flock; 30  and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse
things, to draw away the disciples after them.31  "Therefore be on the alert,remembering
that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one
with tears. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Lordship of Christ In Salvation

There are many who are willing for Christ to save them from Hell, but are not willing for Him to save them from self. They want to be delivered from the wrath to come, but they wish to retain their self-will and self-pleasing. But He will not be dictated unto: you must be saved on His terms, or not at all. When Christ saves, He saves from sin—from its power and pollution, and therefore from its guilt. And the very essence of sin is the determination to have my own way (Isa. 53:6). Where Christ saves, He subdues the spirit of self-will, and implants a genuine, a powerful, a lasting desire and determination to please Him. ~ AW Pink 

The Deity and Lordship of Jesus Proclaimed At His Birth

Luke 2:11  for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

But in this usage it's way beyond that. When it says this is the Savior who is Christ the Lord, you'll notice and it will be true every time it's used in the Bible to speak of Jesus Christ or of God, it's a capital "L". You're not seeing it here as some human designation, you're seeing this as a divine designation. To say that this child is Lord, listen very carefully, is to say that this child is God. Lord is intended to imply in the Greek all that is implied by the Hebrew word Yahweh, the tetragrammaton, the Hebrew name for God. To say that Jesus is Lord is to say that Jesus is God first and foremost. And let me say this as clearly and simply as I can and you need to remember this, the most fundamental and basic confession of Christianity is this, Jesus is Lord. That is the most fundamental and basic confession of the Christian faith. Without that you don't have Christianity.

Again I say, the most fundamental and basic confession of the Christian faith is a three-word statement, Jesus is Lord, with all that Lord means.

And, you know, there's so many people out there who really don't get it. There are Christian people who when they hear people talk about grace and talk about faith and we love Jesus and Jesus is our Savior and He died for us, they don't understand the subtleties of what's going on. Those cults obviously masquerading as Christian are not Christian, they are satanic counterfeits because no matter what they affirm they deny that Jesus is Lord. And that, again I say, is the most fundamental and basic confession of the Christian faith. If you want to be saved,Romans 10:9 says, you must confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord. That is unequivocal.
What does it mean? It means to say that Jesus is God and all that that implies. And if you're God, that implies sovereignty and authority.
Kurios means supreme power with authority with legitimacy. It is a word that expresses an authority that is valid, lawful and legitimate. And kurios is used here. Jesus is legitimately, validly Lord. He is Lord lawfully. He is Lord legally. He is Lord by virtue of nature who He is. So the root idea of kurios is legitimate sovereignty, legitimate authority. And, of course, the ultimate legitimate authority in the universe is God. 
~ Excerpts from John MacArthur on "The Announcement of Jesus' Birth"

Friday, December 16, 2011

Does God Really "Hate the Sin, but Love The Sinner"?

One of the most popular beliefs of the day is that God loves everybody, and the very fact that it is so popular with all classes ought to be enough to arouse the suspicions of those who are subject to the Word of Truth. God’s Love toward all His creatures is the fundamental and favorite tenet of Universalists, Unitarians, Theosophists, Christian Scientists, Spiritualists, Russellites, etc. No matter how a man may live—in open defiance of Heaven, with no concern whatever for his soul’s eternal interests, still less for God’s glory, dying, perhaps with an oath on his lips,—notwithstanding, God loves him, we are told. So widely has this dogma been proclaimed, and so comforting is it to the heart which is at enmity with God, we have little hope of convincing many of their error. That God loves everybody, is, we may say, quite a modern belief. The writings of the church-fathers, the Reformers or the Puritans will (we believe) be searched in vain for any such concept. Perhaps the late D. L. Moody—captivated by Drummond’s "The Greatest Thing in the World"—did more than anyone else last century to popularize this concept.

It has been customary to say God loves the sinner, though He hates his sin. But that is a meaningless distinction. What is there in a sinner but sin? Is it not true that his "whole head is sick", and his "whole heart faint", and that "from the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness" in him? (Isa. 1:5,6). Is it true that God loves the one who is despising and rejecting His blessed Son? God is Light as well as Love, and therefore His love must be a holy love. To tell the Christ-rejector that God loves him is to cauterize his conscience, as well as to afford him a sense of security in his sins. The fact is, that the love of God, is a truth for the saints only, and to present it to the enemies of God is to take the children’s bread and cast it to the dogs. With the exception of John 3:16, not once in the four Gospels do we read of the Lord Jesus—the perfect Teacher— telling sinners that God loved them! In the book of Acts, which records the evangelistic labors and messages of the apostles, God’s love is never referred to at all! But, when we come to the Epistles, which are addressed to the saints, we have a full presentation of this precious truth—God’s love for His own. Let us seek to rightly divide the Word of God and then we shall not be found taking truths which are addressed to believers and misapplying them to unbelievers. That which sinners need to have brought before them is, the ineffable holiness, the exacting righteousness, the inflexible justice and the terrible wrath of God. Risking the danger of being mis-understood, let us say—and we wish we could say it to every evangelist and preacher in the country—there is far too much presenting of Christ to sinners today (by those sound in the faith), and far too little showing sinners their need of Christ, i.e., their absolutely ruined and lost condition, their imminent and awful danger of suffering the wrath to come, the fearful guilt resting upon them in the sight of God—to present Christ to those who have never been shown their need of Him, seems to us to be guilty of casting pearls before swine.

~ A.W. Pink, Chapter 11"Difficulties and Objections" from "The Sovereignty of God"

Don't Tell The Christ Rejecter That God Loves Him

To tell the Christ-rejecter that God loves him is to cauterize his conscience as well as to afford him a sense of security in his sins. The fact is, the love of God is a truth for the saints only, and to present it to the enemies of God is to take the children's bread and to cast it to the dogs. ~ A.W. Pink

Thursday, December 15, 2011

SBC Takes A Stand

The SBC's publishing arm, Lifeway Boods, is discontinuing the Holman Pink Bible, from which a portion of the proceeds went to Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer research. They give money to Planned Parenthood. (Source)

That was a good decision.

James and Betty Robinson Promote Romanism

Ken Silva reports that Charismatic leader James Robinson promotes Roman Catholicism.

Regurgiation aka The Resurgence

Regurgitation. Well its really called Resurgence, but its regurgitating the flesh. Its Driscoll's baby, and Perry Noble's one of the contributors.  That would be the ignoble Noble who cusses at people, hates to visit his sheep in the hospital, doesn't want to be bothered knowing his sheep, and just generally is a dead man walking. And btw, he wants you to know how to lead like Jesus.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Voddie Baucham on Dating

Be challenged on your American view of dating.

"Evangelicals" Inviting Mormons To Teach

It happened again. "Evangelical" churches seem to think its a godly thing to invite Mormons into their midst to teach them.


2Jn 1:10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, 11 for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.

Scripture is clear, we are not to even WELCOME a false teacher like a Mormon, into our midst, otherwise God will reckon US AS PARTICIPATING IN SUCH WICKEDNESS. That necessitates that any other religion other than Biblical Christianity is not to be tolerated in our churches or among our fellowship. Period. Its not "tolerance", its not "love", to allow a person to come in and proclaim the goodness of the LDS church or to dare use Scripture to motivate a crowd (choir and all) to follow him into this Mormonistic view of politics (politics that has Mormonism as the goal).

Now, John Hagee, who is a Pentecostal that is on TBN and shares the pulpit with Word of Faithers, is a false teacher himself and an illegitimate pastor to begin with, so of course he has no discernment nor love of the Truth. Inviting Mormon Glen Beck to his church was just another confirmation. You can see the video online--the church choir sat right behind him and Hagee in his purple suit sat next to him while he preached his pseudo-politcs/religion.

There is a local mega church in my area that did this last year. The Sunday (Saturday?) School was teaching about Mormonism (apologetics, I gather), and the teacher thought it was a good idea to invite a Mormon to the class to give her Mormon testimony.


That should have never happened.

What they failed to see is that the Mormon used that opportunity to extol the "love" and acceptance of the cult church and at the same time complain and put down all other churches that denied help to her. She had gone from church to church seeking help. The cult of the LDS saw a golden opportunity to fulfill her "need" and thus reel her into their fold and now she sings their praises.

Except they are damned and going to Hell.

There are other issues at hand of course; what was the "need", and why was she going from church to church until she found one that said yes to her? She left that "Evangelical" church having insulted all other churches but the LDS. This is utterly shameful that she got her foot in the door and was able to promote her cult and put down all other churches at the same time.

Ecclessiology and evangelism are also issues at play here, but I don't want to get into that now. All I can say is, the Mormons know how to get inside churches now, whether its by use of politics or by some other means.

Satan isn't stupid. He knows how to get his wolves into the flock of God to start a war.

He got himself invited by the shepherds.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011


"We can not allow fear to push us into conformity to evil, complacency about evil, or cowardice toward standing against evil. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to stand and act even in the presence of fear. You see, indifference to evil is more evil than the original evil action."

- Brother West (thanks Joey Rogers for posting this)

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Friendship Evangelism

Worth re-posting.

The notion (and that's all it is) that Christians have to establish long-term relationships with people in order to "earn the right" to share the gospel with them; the notion that we should let people see the gospel in us and thus making the verbal proclamation of the gospel unnecessary; the notion that "relating to people" (as it is most often taught and practiced by American Christians) is somehow a prerequisite for sharing the gospel has no Scriptural support. None. And any effort to draw such inferences from the text of Scripture is an eisegetical exercise that might make Christians feel better about their evangelistic disobedience, and might make pastors and their ministries more popular, but, in the end, will only prove to be a disservice to the Scriptures, Christians, and the countless number of lost souls who aren't reached by believers who practice such philosophies of ministry. ~Tony Miano

Monday, December 05, 2011

Professing Christians

‎"I do fear much for many professing Christians: I see no sign of fighting in them,

much less of victory; they never strike one stroke on the side of Christ.

They are at peace with His enemies: they have no quarrel with sin.

Reader, I warn you this is not Christianity: this is not the way to heaven."

~J.C. Ryle

Secular Company Buys Thomas Nelson

Excerpts from WND, as Jim Fletcher reported:


With news that HarperCollins Publishers has purchased Thomas Nelson – the biggest Christianpublishingcompanyin the world – we see the biggest assault yet on the Christian industry.

Harper, which ownsZondervan, a major competitor to Nelson, is adopting the strategy that began in the '90s: We won't join Christian publishing, so we'll beat it.

It doesn't take a shuttle scientist to see that once a Christian company becomes the property of a secular company, the Christian entity is no longer independent. There used to be a few independent publishers out there, and no one compromised their messages, and no one told them to steer clear of certain conservative authors.

I remember once bringing all this up at dinner with some publishing friends; we were at the big summer Christiantradeshow, sponsored by the Christian Booksellers Association.

I said something that sounds off-the-wall to anyone but a Bible-believer. I said that if we were indeed living in the last days (someone else had brought it up), then we should be able to track compromise in Christian publishing. In other words, if the writings of Paul and the other apostles are true, we would arrive at a time when people would not put up with sound doctrine.

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I've thought the same thing--the "Christian" (really, the right word is Religious, because almost all of them sell Roman Catholic books and trinkets, along with anti-Trinitarian (aka Modalist) authors), bookstores are the barometer of "Evangelical Christianity". Its pathetic.

Do You Wonder How Far You Can God In Worldly Conformity?

It does not matter what you may think of it,
but I am certain that grace is at a low ebb in your soul
when you even raise the question of how far you may go in worldly conformity.

~C.H. Spurgeon


God's Word is absolutely binding, authoritative, living, trustworthy, faithful, and true.

Because its Author is.

Francis Schaeffer on Modern Christians

The Truth

Many Christians believe "truth is somewhere in the middle". They have fallen for the lie that there is "truth in

everything". I believe that the Truth is not in the middle, because it cannot contain error and still be true.

The Truth is to the right of the middle. "No lie is of the truth" Scripture states.