The “Jesus is my boyfriend” syndrome

According to Famine In The Land:

Jesus is not your boyfriend – “so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:10-11.
By pandering to her Twitter fan club, Beth Moore reveals her distorted, irreverent, and false view of who Jesus is. Mark and avoid this deluded teacher.

Famine In The Land Facebook page (title of TWLF post above mine)

[Reader, please pray for Beth Moore. –TWLF]

“The heretics were never dishonest men…”

“The heretics were never dishonest men; they were mistaken men. They should not be thought of as men who were deliberately setting out to go wrong and to teach something that is wrong; they have been some of the most sincere men that the Church has ever known. What was the matter with them? Their trouble was this: they evolved a theory and they were rather pleased with it; then they went back with this theory to the Bible, and they seemed to find it everywhere.” ― Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount

HT: Marsha West

But it is not this way among you…

According to Mark 10:42-45:

Calling them to Himself, Jesus *said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them.

“But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant;

and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:42-45)

A wonderful reminder for pastors, church leaders, and all the saints of God. We need strong pastors. We need pastors who “have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.” (Acts 20: 27)

In these last days we need pastors who are bold in identifying false teachers and teachings, for there are many of these.

But above all, we need pastors who truly love the people of God.

Love of the saints is more important than any “Vision.”

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. (1 Corinthians 13:1)

May the Lord increase our love of Christ, and our love of the saints.

Joy and safety

The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. (Proverbs 18:10)

But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. (1 Peter 4:13)

Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart. (Psalm 32:11)

And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. (Romans 5:11)

Bethel Redding is a shark tank-woe to Bethel

I believe there must be some (a few?) within the Bethel Redding movement who are saved in spite of all the strange teachings. God knows who is saved, I do not. But this bells-and-whistles theology continues to draw people, and Bethel Redding’s reach is long indeed.

And so there are those who warn.

According to Marsha West of Christian Research Network:

Bethel Church in Redding CA is run by soothsayers who think nothing of manipulating people out of their hard-earned money to grow their demonic empire–oops–church. These men and women think nothing of twisting Scripture into a theological pretzel, in fact Scripture-twisting is what they do best. Churchgoers may or may not be aware that what they’re being taught is not orthodox biblical Christianity. On the contrary… continue reading article…

Latest Chosen Series Defense–“Not Produced By Mormons”–Misleading, Evasive, and Wrong

[Reader, if you have questions, doubts, or concerns about Mormon involvement in The Chosen series, please take the time to read this article.]

According to Lighthouse Trails:

Regarding the newest defense effort—”not produced by Mormons”—it is inarguable that the series is heavily influenced, financed, advertised, promoted, supervised, inspired—and produced by practicing Mormons. Thus, it is misleading, evasive, and wrong to say it is “not produced by Mormons” because that is purporting that Mormons have nothing to do with the creation and production of The Chosen.

While The Chosen may not appear to be a “Mormon production,” this series could not have been created, produced, promoted, and distributed without significant involvement from Mormons (who, by the way, are major shareholders (owners) of The Chosen, LLC.). (emphasis mine)

In his 2021 book, The YouTube Formula: How Anyone Can Unlock the Algorithm to Drive Views, Build an Audience, and Grow Revenue, practicing Mormon and Chosen’s Executive Producer, Derral Eves, openly admits his vital production role in the creation of The Chosen. He states: …continue reading article here….

The Attributes of God

When we speak of God’s attributes, we are talking about those characteristics that helps us to understand who He truly is. That which follows is a thorough, yet incomplete list and summary of His attributes.

EternalityMercy
GoodnessOmnipotence
GraceOmnipresence
HolinessOmniscience
ImmanenceRighteousness
ImmutabilitySelf-Existence
JusticeSovereignty
LoveTranscendence

All the above from blueletterbible.org

Research: Heresy

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15, KJV)

In the following Christian Research Network Research Paper, Marsha West asks, “What unorthodox doctrine or practices should believers be on the lookout for?”

West begins her article by quoting these powerful words:

It is a remarkable fact that all the heresies which have arisen in the Christian Church have had a decided tendency to dishonor God and to flatter man. ~ Charles Spurgeon

A study released by LifeWay Research several years ago revealed that evangelicalism is rife with heresy. The study revealed that “Most American evangelicals hold views condemned as heretical by some of the most important councils of the early church.” What exactly do we mean by heresy? To put it simply, in the context of Christianity, heresy is the opposite of orthodoxy. The word is used to describe serious theological errors. Be forewarned: Unrepentant heretics will not enjoy salvation. In 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 Paul called those who teach falsely deceivers and Satan’s servants: For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

As you can see, teaching falsely is that serious.

What unorthodox doctrine or practices should believers be on the lookout for? …continue reading article…