Rick Warren to Emcee Roman Catholic Mystic, Roma Downey’s Hollywood Award Ceremony

According to Jeff Maples of Pulpit & Pen:

New Age Roman Catholic Mystic, Roma Downey, who is best known for her acting role in the spiritually poisonous television series, Touched by an Angel, will be receiving the 2,586th star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, August 11, 2016. There to stand with her, and speak at the event, along with another New Age mystic, Della Reese, will be none other than “America’s Pastor,” Rick Warren.

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How to Handle Transgender Issues: Meet the Gender Unicorn

The LGBTQ movement will stop at nothing in their effort to get the public on board with their radical agenda.  Now they’re using an adorable purple unicorn as a tool to brainwash children into believing that it’s perfectly okay for them to choose which gender they’d like to be. Keep NC Safe has the shocking story:

Gender UnicornMeet the gender Unicorn. This was included in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) training presentation on handling transgender issues under the new CMS policy that goes into effect on August 29th. It’s startling enough that the school district feels they have sovereignty to directly disobey state statute as outlined in HB2, but some of the stuff in here is shocking.

Check out some of these quotes:

1. Parental involvement dependent on student’s permission: “Involvement of parents in the plan is determined in working with the student, considering the student’s age and health, wellbeing and safety concerns” (pg. 34).

2. Students can choose their bathrooms and changing facilities: “Students must have access to the restroom/changing facilities that correspond to their gender identity” (pg. 42).

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Travel Advisory: “Pay Up to Pray Up For Instant Miracles Tour” Coming To Florida

Benny Hinn, Reinhard Bonnke, Bill Johnson, Lou Engle, Todd White, Michael & Jessica Koulianos, all wolves in sheep’s clothing, are among those who will star in an event planned in Orlando in December that discerning Christians will not be attending. Bud Ahlheim of Pulpit & Pen fills us in on the details of the “Jesus Conference”:

Wolf packVacation season is wrapping up in Florida as school time is revving up for another year. In the wake of the summer holiday cessation, something else is starting to rev up in the sunshine state … the continuationist healing parade of spiritual charlatans.

While the enemy, we know, is pervasive, persistent, and always on the prowl, his upcoming performances will be particularly focused on the sandy edged shores of the Florida peninsula.

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The problem with tolerating false teachers is…

In this blog post Elizabeth Prata of The End Time reveals the results of 30 years of letting false teaching in the Church slide. Prata laments that we are reaping the penalty of false teaching from the likes of Beth Moore, Christine Caine, Lysa TerKeurst, as well as “Experiencing God” that took the SBC by storm. Now we are faced with a “soft youth who are growing up as the next generation of leaders.”

Elizabeth offers her view of what should be done about this.

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Andy Stanley’s astonishing lack of discernment worsens

From Berean Research:

Andy Stanley 3Andy Stanley, pastor of North Point Church, has once again drawn attention to himself. This time for featuring a Beatles medley presented at North Point’s Sunday morning worship service. As previously reported, Stanley recently received criticism for allowing a raunchy stage act at the mega church he pastors where the song “Love The Way You Turn Me On” was performed by a “90s Boys Band.”  As Mortification of Spin co-host Todd Pruitt pointed out in a scathing blog post, “Andy is the go-to guy when it comes to effective communication and leadership.” Pruitt believes that the sort of entertainment North Point allows dishonors God and is destructive to God’s people; thus it has no place in a worship service.  He went on to say that those who watch the video will see that the “sickness at the heart of North Point is on full display.”

“Why write about this?” asks Steven Kozar in a blog post entitled Hands Up For The British Invasion At North Point Community Church. He responds, “Because Andy Stanley and many other churches use these tactics which in the end detract from focusing on the gospel at an official church worship service.”

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Hostage Deal Is Latest Example of Obama’s Sell-Out to Iran

According to Genevieve Wood of The Daily Signal:

The only thing more pathetic than the Obama administration paying the Islamist Republic of Iran ransom for American hostages, and thereby ensuring more Americans will be taken hostage by thug regimes around the world, is that they expect us to believe, despite evidence to the contrary, that they didn’t.

Right.

First, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry sidestepped Congress when negotiating the nuclear deal with Iran. Now we’re learning they also sidestepped America’s long-standing policy of not paying ransom for hostages when they secretly shipped $400 million to Tehran last January on the very same day American hostages were released.

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DNC “Put a Sharia Supremacist on Convention Center Stage”

From Breitbart:

DonkeyAuthor and historian Diana West challenges the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) highlight of Khizr Khan at their national convention: “Don’t you people vet your speakers?”

Dear DNC,

Doubtless, I would reach more people if I wrote the following message in a private, hackable email, but I am concerned Russian cyber-trolls are distracted this week by heaps more breaking scandal about Hillary Clinton’s loyal services to what some people like to call “Mother Russia.” Between that Hillary-approved uranium deal transferring 20 percent of US uranium to Russian control (netting $145 million for the Clinton Foundation) and, now, her success in getting US investors to fund Russian military research in Russia’s very own “Silicon Valley,” I am afraid my little email might languish unread on some cold NSA server. If anyone in Russia is reading, though, do pass along a suggested name change for that Russian R&D hub Hillary has done so much for: “Clinticon Valley” has a wonderful ring to it, don’t you think? Or, maybe better — Clinticonovna Valley.

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Crisis at Andy Stanley’s North Point Church

From Berean Research:

Andy StanleyIn his piece “Crisis at North Point,” Todd Pruitt, one of the co-hosts of Mortification of Spin, denounces the raunchy stage act that was performed at Andy Stanley’s church during a Sunday morning worship service.  To enlighten his readers, Pruitt included a video of the all boy band’s performance.  However, the video is no longer available for viewing.  According to Steven Kozar who posted the video on Museum of Idolatry on July 25th:  “North Point Church is making it more difficult to view their “boy band” video (since we published this a few days ago), so we’ve made this video to remind everyone of it’s questionable and foolish content.”  Following is a much shorter version of the performance:

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A Look Inside 4 Important Goals of the LGBT Movement

The Daily Signal has the story:

LGBT 4Despite being proud of advances they’ve made during eight years under President Barack Obama, leaders of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement say they still have work to do.

“The future of the LGBT movement hinges largely on the outcome of this election,” Kevin Jennings, executive director of the Arcus Foundation, said at a global LGBT summit held in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention.

Jennings, issuing a warning to a mostly friendly audience, said there are “two very different visions for LGBT equality in the Republican and Democratic platforms.”

More than 25 prominent leaders of the national LGBT movement, including elected officials and other influential voices, gathered for the four-day event called the Equality Forum.

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Satanic Temple responds to Christian groups at elementary schools with plan for its own after-school clubs

Orange County Register published a piece by Brian Reynolds that he wrote for the Washington Post. Reynolds informs us that Doug Mesner a.k.a. Lucien Greaves of the Satanic Temple wants children to understand that “there are multiple perspectives on all issues, and that they have a choice in how they think.”  So Mesner/Greaves insists that kiddos wrap their minds around Satan and the underworld.  How? By starting an after-school club. Watch the very troubling promotion video and then ask yourself what sort of parents would enroll their child in a club that glorifies Satan and also draws them into the world of the occult.

According to Reynolds:

The group at first intends to roll out the clubs in a limited number of schools in districts that also host an evangelical Christian after-school program known as the Good News Club.

 

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Lawschool: what law are we under?

Clint Archer of The Cripplegate presents his view of which laws in the Bible apply to us. He asks: “When we decry homosexuality (which was condemned in the Mosaic Law) but still eat bacon (which was also condemned in the Mosaic Law), are we just being arbitrarily selective?” Now listen to Archer’s response:

Ten Commandments4Before I travel to a new country I investigate if there are any peculiar laws I need to observe. Luckily I have never had to verify any of these for myself – but they are on the internet so they must be true, right?

In Thailand it is illegal to leave your house without wearing any underwear. In Israel it is illegal to bring bears to the beach. Ireland has prohibited its citizens from pretending to perform any type of witchcraft, enchantment, or occultic practices. It’s not against the law to actually perform them, just to pretend to perform them.

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Fed up with false teaching: Calvary Chapel church says “So Long” to the CC Association

CRN has reported on the direction Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa has taken since the passing of CC’s founder Chuck Smith.  (Here, here and here)  Now Amy Spreeman of Berean Research informs us of a troubling incident that occurred in the tiny town of Appleton Wisconsin.  According to Spreeman, there are “eyebrow-raising concerns [that] have not gone unnoticed by news outlets and other Christian groups,” and she lists what the concerns are:

Calvary ChapelCalvary Chapel pastor who warned of false teachings and apostate movements seeping into the Calvary Chapel organization has been removed from his regional leadership position, and is now removing his local congregation out of the Calvary Chapel Association altogether.

Pastor Dwight Douville of Calvary Chapel Appleton Wisconsin was informed last month that he was being removed from his position as a regional leader, a position he’s held for many years. Why? He says because personal friendships have been put above doctrinal truth, muddying the waters of what Calvary Chapels are all about. And because he advocated for maintaining and staying the course while calling out wolves and yeast seeping into Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and the organization as a whole since the death of founder Chuck Smith.

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Would Jesus refer to certain people on Trump’s Christian Advisory Committee as serpents and hypocrites?

 Marsha West

Marsha West, CRN General Editor

I have a deep concern for those who are warring against the Lord Jesus Christ.  I’m speaking of men and women who are spreading a false gospel around the globe, a gospel that saves no one.  In Mat. 23, Jesus rebuked false teachers for being full of “hypocrisy and lawlessness.” He also referred to them as serpents and a brood of vipers.  Ouch!

The Lord addressed false teaching in Mat. 7:15-20:

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.  You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.  A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.

Yet “ravenous wolves” are frequently given a platform to reach millions with their rotten fruit through “Christian” events.  I’m talking about the events that evangelical patriots attend for the purpose of praying for our nation.  Moreover, wolves are given a platform on popular “Christian” news and opinion sites.  Sad to say that visitors to some esteemed “Christian” blogs really should seek God’s protection before entering.  Three such examples are Christianity Today, Christian Post and Christian Today.  But by far the worst offenders when it comes to spreading a false gospel are cable stations such as Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and God TV.

During the Republican National Convention, Donald J. Trump allowed a door to be opened for false teachers to impart Word of Faith (WoF) theology to the massive audience in attendance and those watching on TV.  WoF, a.k.a. prosperity gospel, name-it-and-claim-it, health and wealth is a theological cult.  According to Berean Research:

The world’s fastest-growing false religion tells us that our faith is a “force” and the words we speak have the power to create something new. The Word of Faith proponents promise we can obtain health, wealth, success, and more if we simply have enough faith. Biblical Christianity says no. (Source)

So what are God’s people to do about this? In 1 Timothy 6:3-5 Paul tells Timothy what he thinks of false teachers:

If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.

Those who teach a false doctrine create huge problems in the Church?  Yes!  And 2,000 years after Paul wrote to Timothy, modern-day wolves “puffed up with conceit” are still around, creating constant friction.

Two people who propagate “teachings of demons” are Paula White, senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Florida and Pastor Mark Burns of Harvest Praise and Worship Center. Both of these individuals were invited to take part in the 2016 Republican National Convention. It’s no secret that The Donald has an affinity for affluent prosperity preachers such as White; Joel Osteen calls the mogul a “friend of his ministry.”  Both White and Burns serve on Trump’s “Christian” Advisory Committee that was established to help him win the evangelical vote.

In verse 12 Paul tells Timothy to “fight the good fight of faith.” Before that, in 1 Tim. 1:19, he told his friend to hold on “to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and thereby shipwrecked their faith.”

Could it be any clearer that Bible believing Christians, who are faithful to the teachings of Scripture, are to “out” wolves?

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The Man Who Tried to Kill Reagan Is Going Free. Americans Should Be Outraged.

Craig Shirley of The Daily Signal believes releasing John Hinkley is a “purely political decision by Judge Paul L. Friedman, who clearly wishes to corrupt Reagan’s legacy.”

The decision to release John Hinckley Jr. from St. Elizabeth’s psychiatric hospital after his attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan is outrageous, disgraceful, and a travesty of justice.

No matter how much supervision he has, Hinckley cannot be trusted to move and function in society.

Even though his victims, Reagan and White House press secretary James Brady, have died, Hinckley remains a threat. According to the Secret Service, he is still obsessed with Jodie Foster. Hinckley’s actions remain a terrible stain on American history and a reminder of the lifetime of damage that can be caused by one man in a matter of seconds.

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“Love the Way You Turn Me On” At North Point Community Church

Museum of Idolatry informs us what Andy Stanley’s church has been up to:

CREDIT: Raymond McCrea Jones/CNN

Credit: Raymond McCrea Jones/CNN – 2012

Imagine you’re sitting in church on Sunday during an official worship service, and singers on stage are singing those lyrics. Would you really want to hear lyrics about how a girl turns a guy on because she has the right stuff baby? That’s what happened during a Sunday worship service at North Point Community Church-Andy Stanley’s church. They opened an official Sunday worship service with hits from the 1990s.

The Apostle Paul said, “We preach Christ and Him crucified,” but Stanley seems to be saying “we will put on an elaborate and worldly show to draw a crowd.”

Is the Gospel of Jesus Christ not good enough? Does it really need to be dressed up with cheesy boy band songs from the 90s? On top of that, can anyone imagine that any of those performers had any free time left to study God’s Word? This is a tightly choreographed and professionally performed medley of (secular) hits; it must have taken many hours of practice and rehearsal to accomplish this. Is this what a church should be encouraging its people to focus their precious time on? North Point and Andy Stanley have a gigantic effect on other churches in America; many smaller churches study their methods and try to emulate their “success.” Lord have mercy…

A video of the praise & worship segment is included.

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Goats In The Pulpit; SBC & FBC Orlando Promote Apostasy (Part 1)

Bud Ahlheim of Pulpit & Pen begins with a quote from Justin Peters:

Goats heading to churchWhat happened at First Baptist Church Orlando the night of June 14 was the theological equivalent of the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was a day of infamy. It was the day that a flagship church of the Southern Baptist Convention, quite literally, sold its soul to the devil and “trampled under foot the Son of God.”

In this hard-hitting series, Ahlheim demonstrates that FBC Pastor David Uth is apostate. What egregious act did the pastor commit to bring this charge from Peters, Ahlheim and others?  In part 2, Ahlheim reveals that the shepherd of the sheep invited “Pulse nightclub survivors, friends and relatives of those killed, and the ‘persecuted LGBTQ community’ at large to a prayer service.  Pay particular attention to this point … he hosted a prayer service … not for them … but with them.”

Moreover,

An array of guest speakers – some pastors, others lay leaders – from Orlando area churches were invited to take turns at the pulpit of First Baptist Orlando to offer spiritual encouragement to the “LGBTQ community,” offer a (Gospel-void) message of hope, and to pray with them for healing, hope, and peace.  And that they did, to a large audience gathered in FBC’s 4,500 seat main sanctuary, an audience comprised largely of members of that unregenerate “community.”

Justin Peters aptly noted that what Uth did in defiance to clear Scriptural commands, especially one that should be known and obeyed by a pastor of Uth’s prominence, was nothing less than “an absolute capitulation to today’s culture.”

With this background in mind, following is part 1 of Ahlheim’s piece.

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The Difference Between Privacy Rights in Abortion and Same-Sex Locker Rooms Cases

According to The Daily Signal:

When most Americans consider the right to privacy they think about the privacy they enjoy in their homes and person. They don’t think about killing unborn children in the womb.

But that is not true of liberal activists. To them, the right to privacy is all about abortion because seemingly everything is about abortion on demand: a non-negotiable doctrine of the secular-political faith.

So it comes as no surprise that ThinkProgress’ Ian Millhiser sees Alliance Defending Freedom’s simultaneous defense of young boys’ and girls’ right to privacy in school showers and locker rooms and strong and unwavering opposition to abortion as hypocritical.

But he misses the mark completely.

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Bill Johnson’s Feelings Hurt For Being Called “False Teacher”

Jeff Maples of Pulpit & Pen examines “Apostle” Bill Johnson of Bethel Church’s egregious heresy. According to Romans 16:17 believers are to “Mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ…” In light of his false teaching, Bill Johnson is to be marked and avoided.

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But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. – 2 Peter 2:1

Recently, a member of our Facebook group alerted us to a review that she had written on Amazon about false teacher, Bill Johnson, to which he replied that he was “hurt” by her remarks.

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The problem, however, is that we do know quite a bit about his relationship with Jesus. The Scriptures tell us that we will know false teachers by their fruits.

You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? – Matthew 7:16

So let’s examine some of Bill Johnson’s fruits, shall we?

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Here’s the Controversial Benediction Prayer from Last Night’s RNC

Donald Trump’s pastor, Mark Burns, a Word of Faith prosperity preacher, is under fire for invoking blatantly partisan language. According to Relevant:

Last night’s Republican National Convention featured a lot of notable appearances throughout the evening (including speeches from Rudy Giuliani and Melania Trump), but one of the most talked-about moments came in the closing moments. Mark Burns, a televangelist and pastor of South Carolina’s Harvest Praise & Worship Center, was invited to the stage to deliver the benediction prayer. But, instead of the typical non-partisan prayers delivered at conventions, Burns ignited controversy by explicitly calling Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “our enemy.” He said, “Republicans, we got to be united, because our enemy is not other Republicans—but is Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.”

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Together 2016: Unbiblical Unity on the National Mall

Lou Engle kissing the feet of a Pope Benedict appointee. (screenshot courtesy Herescope)

Lou Engle kissing the feet of a Pope Benedict appointee at Azusa Now event. (screenshot courtesy Herescope)

Wake up, brethren! Evangelicals are being lured into a web of deception by Church leaders we trust. Read the article we’re posting and you’ll find out who some of these people are.

They’re wolves!  Run!!

For those who missed all the hype, on July 16 an event called Together 2016 was held at the Washington Mall.  Thousands of professing Christians gathered together to pray for Jesus to “reset” the country and their lives.  Sadly, attendees at the mall and on live stream were unaware that the event was rife with false teachers.  They didn’t know that speakers and entertainers braved the blistering heat for one purpose: to reset the Reformation!  What was the rallying cry?  UNITE!  With who?  Our Catholic “brothers and sisters.”

In a piece over at Herescope, Gaylene Goodroad documents the NAR/dominionist’s plan to unite Protestants and Catholics.  This is MUST READ for all serious Christians.

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Lie in wait to deceive

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

In yesterday’s post, The Justification Controversy: A Guide for the Perplexed, we looked at an essay written a few years ago by John W. Robbins which dealt with the growing apostasy within the Reformed churches in the USA. He traced the root of that apostasy which he narrowed down to one controversy:

The justification controversy actually began 30 years ago in 1975, when students of Professor Norman Shepherd of Westminster Theological Seminary gave the wrong answers to questions posed by presbyteries examining them for ordination. When asked how a sinner is justified, the Westminster Seminary students answered: by faith and works.

Of course, this is not what true Reformed Theology teaches.  This is not what we read in Ephesians 2:8-10 (above) either. Therefore, to hold to a theology of justification by faith and works those who do so are ignoring the clear teaching of scripture. What’s going on? View article →

God’s Warning? “Heat” Shuts Down Apostate “Together 2016” Event

Bud Ahlheim of Pulpit & Pen offers his view of the big weekend event “Together 2016” that was put on by promoter Nick Hall and The Pulse.  Sadly, Hall has chosen to follow in the footsteps of Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren who is herding the sheep down a very dark path. Warren has been chided for failing to “properly assess the critical differences between biblical theology and Roman Catholic theology regarding the doctrine of salvation…” Evangelicals such as Warren, Hall and many other Church “leaders” who are going all out to unite with apostate Rome seem to have forgotten the many reasons for the Protestant Reformation. According to Matt Slick,”it was to combat the many false teachings that the Roman Catholic Church had adopted through the centuries.”

Now listen to Alheim spell out why he believes “Together 2016” was rife with apostasy:

Rick Warren and Pope Francis

“If you love Jesus, we’re on the same team” Southern Baptist pastor Rick Warren once chirped. But what about Roman Catholicism’s false teaching regarding salvation and devotion to Mary?

The heavily marketed, highly touted, and Scripture-denying “Together 2016” event was held on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Saturday, July 16. Thousands gathered on the mall and watched by live stream for the purported purpose to pray for Jesus to “reset” the country and their lives.

The stream of celebrity evangelical “leaders,” pastors and musicians across the stage was essentially a who’s who of heresy. For the discerning believer who may have tuned in, markedly absent from the frenzy was a sense of reverence for a Holy God to whom appeals were being made to “fix our problems.”  Oh yeah, the real Gospel was conspicuously absent too.

Of course, the discerning believer will have recognized the real Jesus from the multitude of fictional ones being called upon from the stage’s center circle. The real Jesus would have not twisted Scripture to claim for America promises intended His chosen nation Israel. The real Jesus would not have bellowed out a repentance-free message of love, hope, and personal fulfillment. The real Jesus would not have jerked verses out of Scripture, encouraging listeners to name them and claim them for His, and their own, glory.

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The Justification Controversy: A Guide for the Perplexed

As I have shared in my posts here on this blog, God saw fit to mature me in Christ and open my spiritual eyes and heart to the truth of His Sovereignty in all things back in 2004-2005.  It was during this time that I became what many flippantly call a ‘Calvinist.’  I prefer the term Reformation Theology. In any case, it was as I was growing up in the Doctrines of Grace that I also became an apologist for them through this ministry. That was eye-opening I must say. However, I digress. To be a good apologist I had to become more educated so I began buying and reading everything I could on these good doctrines. It was amazing. I found that I could base all of my discernment ministry within the bounds of Reformation Theology and address all heretical and apostate behavior within the visible church from a very solid, immovable base. I remember a conversation I had with a fellow ‘Calvinist’ at that time that it seemed that only the ‘Reformed’ believers seemed to be able to withstand the onslaught of Rick Warrenism, the Seeker Sensitive nonsense, and the New Evangelicalism circus. Sadly, it was also at that time that we discovered that that was not the case. There was very much wrong going on within Reformed churches that we were only becoming aware of such as the Federal Vision heresy. I tried to address it and found it so confusing and senseless that I could not fathom why anyone who was rooted and grounded in Christ and solid Reformed Theology could fall for something as absurd as that. None of my friends, some of them much more educated than me, could find the source either.  I suggest that you read the following essay by John W. Robbins, which addresses this issue succinctly and traces all of it back to its source. – Mike Ratliff View article →