Saturday, March 30, 2019

TGC Pushing The Same-Sex Christian Apostasy Both To The Young and Adults

Excellent article. Makes many of the same points I have made, so I'm very thankful for that! Makes some good additional points as well. Time well spent if you read this.  

TGC and The Same-Sex Attracted Christian Apostasy  by Chuck O'Neal.

This is just a few excerpts of the article, but please read the whole thing.

The leadership of TGC, T4G, and 9Marks are homophobic. When you fear being called a “homophobic bigot” by a homosexual crazed world to the point you’re willing to exchange God’s Biblical moral terms (abomination, vile passion, against nature, shameful, etc.) for the world’s amoral terms (same-sex attracted, gay, LBGBTQI, etc.) you are in fact homophobic. Homophobic men systematically exchange God’s sin condemning terms for the world’s noncondemning terms because they fear homosexuals and our perverse, God-hating, Romans 1:18-32 culture’s wrath — more than they fear God.
By their own confession, the homophobic men behind TGC believe Sam Allberry and Jackie Hill Perry to be the “most credible” evangelical voices to speak our message to the unbelieving “world where Christians are seen as homophobic bigots.” Having forgotten the fear of God, TGC’s homophobic leaders are trembling before homosexual activists and a world gone mad in its embrace and celebration of all the things Romans 1:18-32 condemns with incredibly descriptive terminology.
Their intense fear of being “seen as homophobic bigots” for believing the Bible and using God’s Biblical terms has transformed them into homophobic leaders who are actively, habitually, and dogmatically exchanging the truth of God for the same-sex attracted Christian lies Sam Allberry and Jackie Hill Perry are selling in their books and through their conference speaking fees. In full homophobic panic, TGC and much of Evangelicalism have thrown off God’s Biblical vocabulary terms as unnecessary, distasteful, divisive, unloving — even hateful.
You need only listen to Ligon Duncan’s Ligonier Conference Q&A commentary, do a quick survey of Sam Allberry’s website, or read Jackie Hill Perry’s Gay Girl, Good God to see how God’s truth, moral terms, and holy commands are being exchanged for the world’s lies, amoral terms, and perverse counsel. TGC, T4G, and 9Marks’ esteemed leaders need to be warned that homophobia is a form of cowardice and “coward” is another unpopular Biblical term found very near “abominable” in Revelation 21:8....
They boast the perverse acting out and unholy feeding of their vile passions through supposedly “non-sexual” hand-holding, hugging, cuddling, and kissing within live-in or casual relationships with other men and women who identify as same-sex attracted Christians. That’s right — Sam Allberry’s website encourages sodomy attracted “Christian” men to live with sodomy attracted “Christian” men, to hold hands, to hug, to cuddle, to kiss, and to raise children together (more on that below).
Those of us who still hold fast to the Biblical definition of repentance found in 2 Corinthians 7:11 must reject TGC’s false repentance that leaves men and women perpetually enslaved to vile passions. Those of us who still believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ saves sinners from both the eternal penalty and indwelling power of sin must reject TGC’s false gospel that leaves men and women enslaved to perversion and acting it out under the guise of sanctified same-sex attracted Christian affection....
It’s long past time to take a stand against their Same-Sex Attracted Christian Apostasy. It’s long past time to stop commending these men, their ministries, and their books until such a time as they Biblically repent with clear, unnuanced, public renunciation. It’s long past time to put these men out of our pulpits and their books out of our bookstores. Call them friends and brothers if you’re still convinced they are erring friends and brothers, but don’t stubbornly let your friends and brothers ravage Christ’s Church with their abominable doctrine like the unfaithful elders in Pergamos and Thyatira.
Faithful men of God don’t knowingly put unfaithful friends in the pulpit for the sake of maintaining fellowship and friendships — or for the sake of maintaining or extending the width and breadth of their ministry. Faithful men of God don’t knowingly lend credibility to dangerous teachers of dangerous doctrines and help draw a crowd to sit beneath their teaching by having their picture alongside and sharing a pulpit with unfaithful Balaams and rebel egalitarian Jezebels at compromised conferences that undermine “the Faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).
Faithful men of God love and protect the purity of Christ’s Church and the purity of Christ’s Gospel even when it costs them their fellowship and friendship with erring friends. Sometimes the best message you can preach when invited to speak at a conference is a public Jude 3-like explanation of why you can’t and won’t speak, can’t and won’t lend credibility, and can’t and won’t help gather a crowd to sit beneath dangerous teachers of dangerous doctrines.
End excerpt. (bold, red original emphasis)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Augustine was not a biblical Christian, but a Roman Catholic monk.

In his writings outside of his speculations on predestination, St. Augustine was generally reflecting the catholic consensus of the time, and the beliefs which he held as the catholic bishop of Hippo in North Africa. Here are some of the catholic beliefs of Aurelius Augustine, catholic Bishop of Hippo:
1. The canon of Scripture includes the Septuagint OT canon (deuterocanonicals, Apocrypha)
2. Authoritative Tradition
3. Baptismal regeneration and grace
4. Necessity of baptism for salvation
5. Real presence of Christ in the Eucharist (Lord's Supper)
6. The Mass is a sacrifice
7. Necessity of the Lord's Supper for salvation
8. Purgatory and praying for the departed
9. The communion of saints and saintly intercession
10. Authority of the Catholic Church
11. Apostolic Succession
12. Possibility of falling from grace
13. The sacrament of penance
14. Mary was ever virgin

~ Source (more in the article with statements and sources cited).

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Shepherd's Conference 2019 Q&A MacArthur:"I will fight error but not my friends"

Jas 2:1 My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism.

Jas 2:9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

Tit 1:9 holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.


Friend of John MacArthur and speaker at last week's Shepherd's Conference, Ligon Duncan couldn't address concerns about Revoice and its push for accepting homosexuals as Christians. Instead he suggested a book by New Calvinist and TGCer Kevin DeYoung and a book by gay Anglican priest, Sam Allberry. That's right. No Scripture, no biblical, sound wisdom; just two men's books, one of whom is a false Christian and fake teacher. Duncan was on stage when MacArthur proclaimed he and they (the panel) were all theologically the same on social justice. So then by his own words, he's ok with a gay Anglican priest preaching to Christians about accepting gay Christians?

Shepherd's Conference 2019 Q&A. MacArthur says he'll fight error but not his friends (time mark 26:00). But his friends are the ones spreading error! Truth and error aren't seen as absolutes but rather personal opinions over which they can agree to disagree. They divide the man from his grave error, but God does not.

Al Mohler is a big promoter of the doctrinal triage. Because of that he's joined hands with the cults and the RCC for social justice issues. Here are the articles where I discuss him. He also buys into the psychological heresy of being born gay. He also upholds Romanist Rod Dreher who is promoting the original Benedict Monk which is the promotion of Roman Catholic's mysticism, despite Mohler trying to white wash it. Mohler's found great things in Marxist Nelson Mandela. Moreover Mohler continues to be heavily influenced by Marxist philosphyer Alasdair MacIntyre, as did Rod Dreher. 

Ligon Duncan accepts homosexual Anglican priest as a "Christian" and pulpit fellowships with him.

It appears Shepherds Conference removed the video, so it's available here although with commentary (I don't endorse the website or the men commenting).

MacArthur is practicing the sinful doctrinal triage, where biblical truth is triaged into categories of essential, less essential, and non-essential.

Act 20:27  "For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God
Act 20:28  "Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. 
Act 20:29  "I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock
Act 20:30  and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. 

Act 20:31  "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. 

1Ti 6:3  If anyone advocates a different doctrine, and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, 
1Ti 6:4  he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, 

1Ti 6:5  and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. 

1Ti 6:20  O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge"-- 

1Ti 6:21  which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith. Grace be with you. 

Friday, March 01, 2019

Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, TGC Endorse Sodomite Anglican Priest Sam Allberry

For The Church Micro-Conference at The Gospel Coalition 2019 National Conference

So now Ligon Duncan and Mark Dever along with TGC are endorsing homosexual Anglican priest Sam Allberry. 

As summed up by Thirty Pieces of Silver:

Tim Keller was in London to be the keynote speaker at the June “Living Out” conference promoted by Sam Allberry, a Same Sex Attracted Priest who, along with other self-identified gay priests in the Church of England, are migrating LGBT language since the 2013 vote of parliament to legalize same sex marriage in the UK. Keller’s TGC and Russell Moore of ERLC have heavily promoted Allberry and his SSA ministry for over 4 years to the US Evangelical Church. Allberry’s Living Out eagerly promoted the Revoice Conference for their “US audience” along with their marketing and Promotion of the Keller/ Allberry Event in London for June 2018.

Allberry is a "celibate" homosexual, but hides under the less clear label of "same sex attraction". His bio is here. Living Out is pushing accepting sodomite Christians in the churches, etc.

The problem is that Anglicanism is the direct daughter of Rome and both are false pagan religions that lead straight to hell. Add to that sodomy and psychoheresy and you've got a heavy dose of perversion now accepted by TGC, T4G, the PCA, and 9 Marks. 

Scripture tells us what to do with such men:

2Jn 1:6  And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it. 
2Jn 1:7  For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. 
2Jn 1:8  Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. 
2Jn 1:9  Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. 
2Jn 1:10  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; 
2Jn 1:11  for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds. 

Christ Jesus taught about sin, sodomy, Creation, marriage, divorce, lust in the heart as breaking the law of fidelity to one's wife, etc. To reject His clear teaching on these and other doctrines is to NOT abide in HIS teachings. After all, HE is the Author of Scripture, Creator of all things and has defined all these issues already.